Daily Archives: February 8, 2015

Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue’ rocks the Superbowl ads list + videos and bio

Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue’ rocks the Superbowl ads list

February 7, 2015 | By KNEWS
Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

Guyanese International Superstar Eddy Grant was elated to find out that his iconic hit recording and song “Electric Avenue” would be featured in BMW’s Super Bowl commercial for the i3 electric car.

The ad features two of America’s best known television presenters, Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, who is seen dancing to the song at the end of the ad. Eddy Grant who lives in Barbados said: “I have been in the music industry for over forty years and it is nice to know that a song I wrote and recorded thirty-three years ago is still in demand and could still be relevant in today’s commercial market.  Continue reading

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – Fast-track to where? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries with US Total Trade 2013Map of Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries
Showing Total US Trade in Goods for each Country, 2013
Source: Federation of American Scientists

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed multilateral free trade agreement between the United States and eleven other countries in Asia and the Pacific, is currently nearing the final rounds of negotiation. Some members, like Canada and Japan, still have unresolved issues. Accounting for around forty percent of global GDP, the TPP is a Big Deal. Given the lack of exposure in the national media, American businesses and the general population don’t appear to be concerned about what could become the largest regional trade block on the planet.

During his recent testimony before the House and Senate committees, US Trade Representative Michael Froman reported that the TPP is nearing the finish line. “We are not done yet but I feel confident that we are making good progress and we…

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Can pets sense illness? – BBC News Magazine

Can pets sense illness? 
BBC News Magazine

A cat has apparently “predicted” the deaths of 25 residents in a nursing home in the US. It seems fanciful but can pets detect illness or even death?

Oscar in the nursing home

Oscar displayed sudden affection for dying residents

The residents of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Rhode Island would be forgiven for getting a little anxious if Oscar was to curl up next to them.Not generally friendly to patients, this show of affection has been used to warn families that their loved one has not long to go.

Sounds far-fetched? Animal behaviour experts in the US say Oscar is probably smelling a chemical given off by the body.  Continue reading

Did this 100-year-old film make people racist?

Did this 100-year-old film make people racist?

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When the first ever feature-length film premiered in LA 100 years ago, viewers were astonished by its cinematography, gripping battle scenes and three-hour running time. But it was also racist and helped revive the Ku Klux Klan. Did Birth of a Nation have a greater impact on real life than any other film?

D W Griffith’s film tells the story of America during the Civil War and Reconstruction. It depicts black men (white actors in black face) as violent, stupid and obsessed with interracial marriage. In contrast, it paints the Ku Klux Klan as heroes on a mission to protect the country.  Continue reading

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