Daily Archives: April 23, 2013

Cricket: Gayle smashes fastest Twenty20 century in history

Gayle smashes fastest Twenty20 century in history

image Gayle, 31, got to his century with a free-hit from medium-pacer Ashok Dinda which went crashing into the roof of the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

BANGALORE, India, Tuesday April 23, 2013 – West Indies opener Chris Gayle has set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday April 23, 2013.

Gayle smashed an astonishing ton off just 30 balls, battering the Pune Warriors bowling attack in an innings that included seven dot balls, four singles, eight fours and 11 sixes at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.    Continue reading

The 50th Anniversary of the University of Guyana: Reflections – Harold Drayton

The 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the University of Guyana: Reflections

In the DiasporaStabroek News- On April 22, 2013 – In In The Diaspora | 

By Harold Drayton

Harold A. Drayton served as the First Deputy Vice-Chancellor (1963-1964) at the University of Guyana, and as Professor and Head of the Department of Biology. He now lives in Pennsylvania
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I thank our University for the kind invitation to contribute to the 50th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of the University of Guyana; and my very first words must be to congratulate all my countrymen and women for the unstinting support that they have given, to enable our National University to survive, and to develop, over these past five decades. Congrats are due also, to the academic, administrative and support staff of UG, without whose continuing labours, this institution would have ceased to function a long time ago. And finally, I must congratulate the students, who with your parents, have entrusted your young lives to UG for the career development for which you strive.   [Read more]

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Colorado River - United StatesThe Colorado River from space on March 12, 2013 – NASA Earth Observatory
Source: http://www.livescience.com

On Monday, 22 April 2013, over one billion people worldwide will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. The theme this year is The Face of Climate Change. We are invited to take a photo and tell our story of the way in which climate change affects us and what we are doing to be part of the solution.

In my corner of Planet Earth, the Colorado River is the face of climate change. On 16 April 2013, the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers ranked the Colorado River as our nation’s number one endangered river. This lifeline through the desert sustains over 40 million people in seven Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Our water demands are so great that this mighty river dribbles…

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