Daily Archives: December 11, 2014

Has mass media turned us into label mongers? | Bassam Salem | TEDx video

Has mass media turned us into label mongers? | Bassam Salem | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Published on Oct 22, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you envision someone from the Middle East? Bassam would like to show you how the media you’re exposed to is affecting your perception of, well, everything. And maybe not in a beneficial way. Hear Bassam share his idea on how we can change the way we interact with our media and each other in a way that allows for far more “truth” to be present. Continue reading

Mercedes Formula 1 car to appear at Race of Champions in Barbados

Mercedes Formula 1 car to appear at ROC Barbados
Published on December 11, 2014
mercedes_roc.jpgwehrlein_merc.jpgBUSHY PARK, Barbados — This year’s Formula 1 world constructors’ champions Mercedes will bring their 2012 F1 car to the Race Of Champions at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend…. (December 13-14, 2014)
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Guyana Political Crisis Result of Institutionalized Autocracy – by GLOBAL INSIDER

Guyana Political Crisis Result of Institutionalized Autocracy – GLOBAL INSIDER
Guyana President Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar addresses the general debate of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly, New York, Sept. 26, 2014 (U.N. photo by Amanda Voisard).
By The Editors, Dec. 9, 2014, Global Insider

Last month, Guyana was plunged into political crisis after President Donald Romatorsuspended parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote. In an email interview, George Danns, professor of sociology at the University of North Georgia, discussed Guyana’s domestic politics.

WPR: What is the background of the current political crisis in Guyana, and what impact is it having on the country’s economy and foreign relations?