Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

Scotland Is Seeking Independence From the Political Establishment- Op-Ed

UPDATE:  see the following Guyanese Online entry:

Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence: 55-45%

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 –By Ronan Burtenshaw, Truthout | Op-Ed

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    (Photo: Lawrence OP / Flickr)The referendum campaign is about much more than nationalism.

    Scotland Is Seeking Independence From the Political Establishment

This week’s vote on Scottish independence has lit up the political landscape in Europe, encouraging the left and prompting panic in the halls of power. If the “Yes” side manages to beat the odds and win on September 18, new possibilities will arise on a political spectrum which seemed to be shrinking by the year.

But it didn’t always look like this would be the case. When the referendum campaign began, the leading force for a Yes vote, the Scottish National Party (SNP), promised what could best be termed independence light. Staying were the pound, the Queen, NATO and even the economic model, buttressed by a “competitive” corporate tax regime to rival free-market Ireland. This appeal was nationalist in its purest sense – social questions would remain untouched and only the flag would change.  Continue reading

What makes us get sick? Look upstream – Rishi Manchanda

Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

18:13 minutes · TEDSalon NY2014

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream” factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air.

It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient’s life outside the exam room.  View video below….. Continue reading

Education: Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

Buxton teen awarded for exceptional performance at CSEC

September 13, 2014 | By KNews | Rehanna Ramsay

In honour of his late grandmother Annie Daniels, overseas-based Guyanese Professor Kerwin Kofi Charles continues to support youth and community development at Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

Shaunelle Thomas

Second from right, Shaunelle Thomas receives the Annie Daniels Memorial Award from Shebiki Beaton, flanked by her parents and representatives of the award Reuben and Paulette Charles.

Mr. Charles, who hails from Buxton, is a Distinguished Service Professor and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago in the United States.   Continue reading

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

The Georgetown girl was a finalist on ABC’s “Rising Star, ” where she garnered 80 percent of the East Coast votes and 78 percent from the West, to raise the wall, and received positive comments from music’s heavy weights, Ke$ha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley.

“It was an overwhelming feeling for me. I was nervous, but excited at the same time,” stated the former Guyana deejay during an exclusive backstage interview at the cultural event in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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