Daily Archives: 06/07/2013

Cricket: West Indies win first match in Champions Trophy vs. Pakistan

Pakistan v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

West Indies prevail in low-scoring thriller

June 7, 2013  Comments:  |  Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies 172 for 8 (Gayle 39, Samuels 30, Irfan 3-32) beat Pakistan 170 (Misbah 96*, Jamshed 50, Roach 3-28) by two wickets

Chris Gayle swings and misses, West Indies v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 7, 2013

Chris Gayle was flummoxed by a Saeed Ajmal doosra © Getty Images
Matches: Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval

Series/Tournaments: ICC Champions Trophy
Teams: Pakistan | West Indies

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Whatever your persuasion when it comes to one-day cricket the Champions Trophy looks set to offer something for everyone. After the high-scoring opening match in Cardiff, there was a low-scoring nail-biter at The Oval with West Indies surviving major problems against Pakistan’s pace and spin combination to secure a priceless two-wicket victory.

Amid a passionate, excitable crowd, dominated by Pakistan support – this arguably is the closest they will get to a home crowd given their current situation – West Indies, who themselves used to have the vast support at The Oval in the 1970s and 1980s, threatened to throw away their outstanding work in the field with a nervous batting display.     Continue reading

Guyana Festival – “A Taste of Guyana” – June 23, 2013 – Toronto

2013 Guyana Festival Flyer June 3

Capitol News – TV video reports – 6th June 2013

Capitol News – TV video reports – 6th June 2013

  • Sophia residents protest over the deplorable state of several streets leading to the area. – 6th Jun 2013
  • CARICOM looks for an official song that captures Caribbean culture – 6th Jun 2013
  • Caribbean business community encouraged to tap into the Chinese market – 6th Jun 2013
  • Guyana Defense Force commission a building to improve the training of its Ranks – 6th Jun 2013
  • Kingston residents affected by flood in March are yet to receive assistance – 6th Jun 2013
  • Region 4 Regional Democratic Council seeks to legally remove the Regional Executive Officer – 6th Jun 2013
  • West Indies to take on Pakistan on Friday – 6th June 2013

TV News videos …. links below:      Continue reading

Capitol News – TV video reports – 5th June 2013

CAPITOL NEWS – June 5, 2013

  • Gov’t’s Chief spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon weighs in on Judicial appointment issue – 5th Jun 2013
  • Education Minister condemns use of children to fetch firewood to use as energy in region 8 – 5th Jun 2013
  • Guyana is at the International Drug Enforcement Conference that is being held this year in Moscow – 5th Jun 2013
  • Argentine state prosecutor says Iran set up terrorist networks in Guyana – 5th Jun 2013
  • Guyana continues to lag behind in terms of tourist arrivals compared to the rest of the Caribbean – 5th Jun 2013
  • Problem of improper garbage disposal is an issue many communities are faced with – 5th Jun 2013
  • World Environment Day observed at the Umana Yana – 5th Jun 2013
  • West Indies open their Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan – 5th Jun 2013

TV News videos …. details below:             Continue reading

Why has China snubbed Cuba and Venezuela? – The Economist explains

Why has China snubbed Cuba and Venezuela? – The Economist explains

XI JINPING’S first visit to Latin America and the Caribbean as China’s president, from May 31st to June 6th, took him tantalisingly close to Beijing’s strongest ideological allies in the region, Cuba and Venezuela. Yet he steered clear of both of them. Instead of visiting Cuba, as his predecessor Hu Jintao did on his first presidential trip to the region, Mr Xi stopped off in an English-speaking Caribbean nation, Trinidad and Tobago, which (as if to rub it in) is only a short hop from Caracas. Continue reading

Shipping Containers – The humble hero – The Economist

Shipping Containers – The humble hero

Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade

THE humble shipping container is a powerful antidote to economic pessimism and fears of slowing innovation. Although only a simple metal box, it has transformed global trade. In fact, new research suggests that the container has been more of a driver of globalisation than all trade agreements in the past 50 years taken together.

Containerisation is a testament to the power of process innovation. In the 1950s the world’s ports still did business much as they had for centuries. When ships moored, hordes of longshoremen unloaded “break bulk” cargo crammed into the hold. They then squeezed outbound cargo in as efficiently as possible in a game of maritime Tetris. The process was expensive and slow; most ships spent much more time tied up than plying the seas. And theft was rampant: a dock worker was said to earn “$20 a day and all the Scotch you could carry home.”       Continue reading

Guyana Tri-State Alliance – Independence Celebrations – June 21, 2013 Brooklyn. NY

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