Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Cricket: ICC World Twenty20, 2012 – Results with Updates

Latest News – ICC World Twenty20

1st Semi-Final: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) – Oct 4, 2012   Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)

Sri Lanka won by 16 runs – See full scorecard  here

2nd Semi-Final: Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) – Oct 5, 2012   Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)

West Indies won by 74 runs.   See full scorecard hereSummary here

Final: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) – Oct 7, 2012

See tournament scores etc at this link: http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-world-twenty20-2012/engine/series/531597.html

ICC World Twenty20, 2012/13 / Results

Here are all the results of the matches for the World Twenty/20. The link at the bottom will be updated as the matches are played .  We list below the results of the three games played by he West Indies in The “Super Eights – where the final 8 teams which will then be reduced to four teams for the Semi-Finals:  The West Indies have qualified for the Semi-Finals.                        Continue reading

Encounters of the Co-Incidental kind – Ron Persaud

Encounters of the Co-Incidental kind –

By Ron Persaud

While we were on vacation in London, Rita and I had the opportunity to tour an Agricultural Research Station operated by May & Baker. I called the contact and everything was set up. In the end I asked, “Are you the Graham Parker who worked at Uitvlugt estate in 1963?”

He: “And are you the Ronald Persaud who was my assistant?”
Needless to say the meeting was very pleasant and afterward I wondered to myself …what were the chances of this happening?            Continue reading

Guyana National Service: Sacrifices for Nation Building – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Rosaliene in Guyana National Service Uniform, 1976

When Guyana’s first Executive President created the Guyana National Service (GNS) in October 1973, he had a vision for “a new Guyana Man and Woman, oriented towards their role in nation building.” He had envisaged a nation working together, with respect for each other, to develop our hinterland regions and defend our territory (1973 State Paper of the GNS, www.guyanapnc.org).

Over the next twenty six years of the paramilitary organization’s existence, thousands of Guyanese youth spent a year or more at GNS hinterland centers cultivating and processing cotton, black-eye beans, peanuts, and other cash crops. For young men and women without job prospects, the GNS provided an opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

When the first GNS hinterland center began operations, I was a second-year undergraduate at the University of Guyana. In my final year, completion of one year…

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Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – 66 songs-videos

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – 66 songs-videos – continuous play

Also read and view these previous blog entries on Byron Lee:

A Tribute to Byron Lee – and the Dragonaires – 2 videos

A Tribute to Byron Lee – ‘The Dragon’ This a video  by the Jamaica Gleaner, that highlights some aspects of the life of Byron Lee, the Jamaican musician and band leader of ‘Byron Lee and the Dragonaires’.  He spent over 50 years in the music industry. Iconic Jamaican bandleader and producer BYRON LEE has lost his battle […]                                    Continue reading

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