Daily Archives: 06/23/2013

Top five regrets of the dying – Bronnie Ware

Top five regrets of the dying

A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?


A palliative nurse has recorded the top five regrets of the dying. Photograph: Montgomery Martin/Alamy

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’.   Continue reading

Protests in Brazil – editorial in Stabroek News

Protests in Brazil – Editorial

JUNE 21, 2013 · Stabroek News ·  COMMENTS   
There is not a lot in Brazil that is more important than football but on Wednesday, not even Brazil’s victory over Mexico in the Confederation Cup could divert attention from the wave of protests that have shaken the country this week. Indeed, the news that the authorities of Brazil’s largest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, were backing down on a planned bus fare hike in the face of mass demonstrations, and the fact that a protest of some 30,000 people took place in Fortaleza at the same time as the game against Mexico there, were arguably of greater significance than the much-needed football result.

The reversal of the fare increase has not, however, put a stop to the protests. These were expected to spread to over 50 cities nationwide yesterday and there was even a small demonstration by Brazilian nationals in front of the Brazilian Embassy in Georgetown.   Continue reading

Protests in Brazil: The people have awakened – Rosaliene Bacchus

Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus, who lived with her two sons in Fortaleza Ceará in Brazil for 17 years, comments on the protests in Brazil.
Thanks Rosaliene.

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Protests in Brazil - Fortaleza - Ceara - 20 June 2013Protests in Brazil – Fortaleza – Ceará – 20 June 2013
Source: tribunadonorte.com.br


This past week, the magnitude of the protests across Brazil took me by surprise. On June 6th, I had paid little attention to news about protests in São Paulo against a 20-cent rise in bus and train fares. That happened often in Fortaleza and other Brazilian cities during the sixteen years me and my sons lived in Brazil, and in subsequent years.

My attention was riveted on events taking place in Fortaleza. On Facebook, I followed plans for a mass demonstration against violence. Already a grave concern when we lived in Fortaleza. On June 13th, over three thousand protestors crammed major streets, displaying red-painted hands. Their slogan: Fortaleza Apavorada:Basta! (Fortaleza Terrified: Enough!)

In the meantime, over 1,800 miles down south in São Paulo, the number of demonstrators in the streets had grown from 500 to…

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