Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Cricket – Champions League: Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain

Champions League T20 2014 news

Pollard named Mumbai Indians captain

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Kieron Pollard muscles the ball through the covers, Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 6, 2014

Kieron Pollard recently led the Barbados Tridents to the Caribbean Premier League title © BCCI

Kieron Pollard has been named Mumbai Indians captain for the Champions League Twenty20 after Rohit Sharma was ruled out with injuries.

Pollard has been with Mumbai since 2010, but has not led the team before this tournament.

He had been captain of Barbados Tridents, winners of the Caribbean Premier League this season.   Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Asso – Canada – Xmas Dinner/Dance – December 6, 2014

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Brazil: Five Centuries of Change – by Thomas E. Skidmore.

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change by Thomas E. Skidmore.

BrazilIn the late 1400s, tiny Portugal with its mere one million inhabitants led the world in navigation, in part due the superior sailing skills its merchants developed on the rough seas of the Atlantic as opposed to the calmer waters of the Mediterranean. Though later bested in navigation by Holland (1.5 million inhabitants), England (3 million inhabitants), and Spain (7 million inhabitants), it claimed the prize of Brazil when one of its explorers sailed off course after setting off for Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. (Portugal had already turned down a request to finance the expedition of Christopher Columbus, who then took his request to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain):  Continue reading

The Waif of Ruimveldt – A Folk Tale – By Peter Halder

THE WAIF OF RUIMVELDT … A FOLK TALE

By  Peter Halder                      

The Waif

            He appeared from nowhere and disappeared to nowhere.
He appeared to be a child, no taller than four feet and thin.

He appeared suddenly one morning on the wide path along the cane fields on the southern side of the trench separating the Laing Avenue apartments, from the sugar cane fields at Ruimveldt.         The Waif of Ruimveldt, as he came to be known, was dark skinned, had black curly hair and a round face with a perky nose and thin lips. He wore a green short-sleeve shirt and short green pants. They matched the color of the cane fields. He was bare feet.

            The Waif placed on the grassy ground several Monkey Apples which grew on a tree in the woods beyond the cane fields. He picked them up one by one, mashed each in his right hand and dropped the orange colored pulp and seeds on the ground forming a wide circle. Continue reading

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