Daily Archives: May 27, 2013

CUSO International & Guyana – Peter Jailall & Ken Corsbie – June 20, 2013


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West Indies Calling -1944: West Indians in London -video

Have you seen this from the 40’s!!!  Makes me proud to know the contribution W. Indians have made and are still making to British society!.   Heritage of your fore fathers

West Indies Calling – ‘Calling the West Indies’ – 1944
In this film, made during the Second World War by the Ministry of Information, a group of West Indians, led by Una Marson and Learie Constantine, assemble at Broadcasting House in London.  Continue reading

Active or “extremely active” hurricane season – NOAA

Active or “extremely active” hurricane season – NOAA

hurricaneOceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes this year, says Climate Prediction Centre expert.

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Monday May 27, 2013 – The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting an active or extremely active hurricane season this year.  In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Centre, said 2013 would be prolific in raising storms out of the Atlantic and the Caribbean.     Continue reading

British Guiana 1923 Half Crown – by Dmitri Allicock

British Guiana 1923 Half Crown

By Dmitri Allicock



1923 British Guiana Half Crown which belonged to my Grandfather James Allicock   {1884-1966}

The history of coins extends from ancient times to the present, and is related to economic history, the history of minting technologies, the history shown by the images on coins, and the history of coin collecting. Coins are still widely used for monetary and other purposes.

The half crown was a denomination of British money worth half of a crown, equivalent to two and a half shillings (30 pennies), or one-eighth of a pound. The half crown was first issued in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI. No half crowns were issued in the reign of Mary, but from the reign of Elizabeth I half crowns were issued in every reign except Edward VIII, until the coins were discontinued in 1967. The half crown was demonetised (ahead of other pre-decimal coins) on 1 January 1970, the year before the United Kingdom adopted decimal currency on Decimal Day.

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The Pattersons of Christianburg – by Dmitri Allicock



By Dmitri Allicock

 The reign of business alongside the peaceful Demerara River was once held firmly for almost a century by one of the most successful families that ventured where so many others failed. The Paterson’s family accepted the enormous challenges of 1800’s frontier life and became legendary in the early history and foundations of British Guiana.

“These rivers know that strong and quiet man
Drove back a jungle, gave Guiana root
Against the shock of circumstances, and then
History move down river, leaving free
The forest to creep back, foot by quiet foot
And overhang black water to the sea.”           

 It was in the early 1800s that Scotsman John Dagleish Paterson {1775-1842} settled at Christianburg, Upper Demerara and founded the family concerns which grew to be one of the most noteworthy and prosperous in British Guiana. He was of the trios of Britons known in the history of the district as Three Friends, who arrived together to settle in Demerara as the colony capitulated to the British in 1803. The three men, Paterson, Spencer, and Blount, established themselves separately on estates on the Upper Demerara.       Continue reading

The Operating Room of the Future – InSightec – Dr. Kobi Vortman

The Operating Room of the Future – InSightec – Dr. Kobi Vortman

Published on Jan 21, 2013 – Insightec Web Site: http://www.insightec.com/

InSightec® is the pioneer and global leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) . InSightec developed ExAblate, a product which pioneers the use of MRgFUS, and provides a personalized non-invasive treatment that can replace invasive procedures and offer therapeutic alternatives to millions of patients with serious diseases around the globe. Interview with Technion alumni Dr. Kobi Vortman, Founder and President and Baruch Avruch, Vice President of Operations from InSightec.

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