Daily Archives: 09/07/2014

Update from Moray House Trust: September 2014 for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: September 2014 for Guyanese Online

After a quiet August, Moray House Trust is preparing for a busy few months with several exciting talks, slideshows and concerts in prospect. Clips from the evolutionary biologist Andrew Snyder’s talk are now available on our website and You Tube Channel. The clips offer fascinating insights into the biodiversity of our hinterland and the quirks and characteristics of local species of caiman, iguana, snakes, butterflies and much more.  We particularly recommend the following clips:

The Rupununi River and the Kanuku Mountains

Andrew explains the unique geographic isolation caused by the passage of the Rupununi River through the Kanuku Mountains. YouTube clip below:

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Political favouritism in Guyana – commentary

Political favouritism in Guyana

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 | BY | EDITORIAL

It is no secret that residents of some communities are denied certain basic facilities through low level functionaries implementing a deliberate unspoken policy of marginalization.

Roads are constructed in areas and last no more than four weeks before they deteriorate. One technique that is constantly observed is the practice of carrying out ad hoc cosmetic works in communities peopled by dedicated non-supporters of the ruling party.

These deliberate acts seem intended to humiliate because at the same time more structured, solid in-depth works are being carried out in neighbouring villages that are identified as built-in constituencies of the party that forms the national
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Is California the next Dust Bowl of America? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

 Map of the United States showing intensity of drought
California, on the west coast, shows intensities D3 & D4

According to data released on September 4, 2014, by the U.S. Drought Monitor, California, with an estimated population of over 38.3 million, leads the nation with 82 percent of the state facing extreme to exceptional drought. Water scarcity is dire in the Central Valley where half of America’s fruits and vegetables are grown.

On January 17, 2014, California’s State Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency. He called on all state officials to take every action necessary to prepare for water shortages. (Learn more at California Drought.)

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Herbert M. McLuhan, Creator of The Global Village

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51TDDHSZD9LOn the 21st of July 1911, Herbert Marshall McLuhan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is considered one of the foremost theorists on the subject of mass media, including television and computer technology.  He coined the expressions ‘the medium in the message’ and ‘the global village’, and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. McLuhan attended the University of Monitoba and taught at St. Louis University in the United States, while completing a doctoral dissertation at Cambridge University. Following WWII, he joined the University of Toronto in 1946. His final position was as director for the Center for Culture and Technology, a position he held until just prior to his death in 1980.

In his early days at Toronto, McLuhan became friends with and was greatly influenced by Harold Adam Innis, who had studied communication. With McLuhan, Innis furthered the importance of communication technology…

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