Daily Archives: 02/21/2013

Cricket: Various Innings played by Brian Lara – 45 videos

Cricket:Various Innings by Brian Lara – 44 videos

 Brian Lara

Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM of Trinidad & Tobago is a former West Indian international cricket player.

He is generally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.   Continue reading

In pursuit of intellectual respectability – commentary

In pursuit of intellectual respectability

Stabroek News – Editorial –  February 15, 2013.phdgown

An excessive deference to figures in authority and an unhealthy obsession with titles, especially academic ones, are traits not necessarily confined to the Caribbean.

German education minister Annette Schavan resigned last week, after Düsseldorf’s Heinrich Heine University found her guilty of plagiarism and stripped her of her doctorate. Ms Schavan maintains that she did no wrong and has vowed to clear her name. She is, however, the second member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to resign over such a scandal, following in the footsteps of defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who stepped down in 2011, after he was also found to have plagiarised large parts of his doctoral thesis.    Continue reading

MASH 2013: Young Bill Rogers wins National Chutney Competition – video

Mashramani 2013 – We missed this entry earlier – now we have the video

Young Bill Rogers –Reigning Calypso Monarch – wins National Chutney Competition 2013

January 7, 2013 | By |   By Rehana Ashley Ahamad

Mashramani 2013 kicked off on Saturday evening last with its National Chutney Competition which was held at the National Culture Centre, and saw the first ever Afro-Guyanese winning the first prize and a chance to compete in the much anticipated International Chutney/ Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad and Tobago for TT$1M.

Young Bill Rogers, the reigning Calypso Monarch copped the first place prize of $550,000, a trophy, and is guaranteed US $10,000 for representing Guyana in the Twin-Island Republic.

Roger’s performance was about a man coming from India to sing a chutney song for his “larki” (Hindi word for girl).  His song was titled “Chutney for my larki”.     Continue reading