Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

India’s slowdown – Farewell to Incredible India

India’s slowdown – Farewell to Incredible India

Bereft of leaders, an Asian giant is destined for a period of lower growth. The human cost will be immense

Jun 9th 2012 | The  Economist

IN A world economy as troubled as today’s, news that India’s growth rate has fallen to 5.3% may not seem important. But the rate is the lowest in seven years, and the sputtering of India’s economic miracle carries social costs that could surpass the pain in the euro zone. The near double-digit pace of growth that India enjoyed in 2004-08, if sustained, promised to lift hundreds of millions of Indians out of poverty—and quickly. Jobs would be created for all the young people who will reach working age in the coming decades, one of the biggest, and potentially scariest, demographic bulges the world has seen.  Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle, Pollard help West Indies crush Australia

Australia v WI, 2nd semi-final, World Twenty20 2012, Colombo

Gayle, Pollard help West Indies crush Australia

October 5, 2012  – Comments: 164 | by Daniel Brettig

West Indies 205 for 4 (Gayle 75*, Pollard 38) beat Australia 131 (Bailey 63, Rampaul 3-16) by 74 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Chris Gayle lofts the ball, Australia v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, World Twenty20 2012, Colombo, October 5, 2012

Chris Gayle anchored the West Indies innings © ICC/Getty

So lopsided was West Indies’ obliteration of Australia in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20, the victors had near enough to 13 overs to bask in their looming progress to the final against Sri Lanka.

Matthew Wade’s departure in the eighth over of Australia’s reply to 205 for 4 left George Bailey’s team at a forlorn 43 for 6, their campaign collapsing in a few fevered minutes. Bailey was left to offer his team’s last gesture of defiance, a breathless 63 from 29 balls, but it served only to narrow the margin.

That they were chasing such a tall tally was down to Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.   Continue reading

GCA Symposium in Guyana – December 9-16, 2012

GCA Symposium in Guyana – December 9-16,2012

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High Arsenic Levels Found in Rice

High Arsenic Levels Found in Rice

organic rice often no better than conventionally-grown 

Who would have thought that arsenic would be a problem in rice, especially in organically-grown rice? Or that brown rice, which is normally healthier than polished white rice, would actually contain higher levels of arsenic than white.

Well, don’t blame the organic farmer. It’s high levels of arsenic in the environment, especially in the ground water and soils, that’s the problem. So says an upcoming article in Consumer Reports (CR) that’s already created quite a stir, even capturing the attention of the Federal Drug Administration, which has promised to look into the situation more thoroughly.      Continue reading

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