Daily Archives: November 26, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 26, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 26 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

The Gift of Time – as outlined by Alexander the Great

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The last wishes of Alexander the Great………

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

  1. The best doctors should carry his coffin …
  2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery ….
  3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see !!

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.

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In Wake of Turkey Provocation, Putin Orders Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Syria

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Common Dreams
In Wake of Turkey Provocation, Putin Orders Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Syria

As NATO allies rush to Turkey’s defense, both experts and Russian officials are pointing to Ankara’s complicity in the growth of the Islamic State.

"After what happened yesterday we can't rule out [the possibility of] new incidents, and, if such incidents occur, we will have to react in one way or another," Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters. (Photo: AP)

“After what happened yesterday we can’t rule out [the possibility of] new incidents, and, if such incidents occur, we will have to react in one way or another,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters. (Photo: AP)

Heightening the threat of further escalation, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria on Wednesday, saying the measure was necessary to “ensure flight safety” after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Continue reading

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with desert mega-project

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

World’s largest concentrated solar power plant, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country’s energy by 2020

Ouarzazate solar plant

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, The Living Daylights and even Game of Thrones.

Now the trading city, nicknamed the “door of the desert”, is the centre for another blockbuster – a complex of four linked solar mega-plants that, alongside hydro and wind, will help provide nearly half of Morocco’s electricity from renewables by 2020 with, it is hoped, some spare to export to Europe. The project is a key plank in Morocco’s ambitions to use its untapped deserts to become a global solar superpower.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/26/morocco-poised-to-become-a-solar-superpower-with-launch-of-desert-mega-project

Guyana goes back to Dutch to solve drainage woes

Guyana goes back to Dutch to solve drainage woes

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 | BY | Government has announced a “holistic” approach to the country’s drainage and irrigation systems. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (centre, left) during the meeting with the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team and local engineers. Present also is Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.The David Granger administration, is talking with the Government of The Netherlands, which has signaled intentions to play a key role through the provision of consultancy services.

Photo: Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (centre, left) during the meeting with the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team and local engineers. Present also is Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.

According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure yesterday, Minister David Patterson met with a three-member team from the Government of the Netherlands’ Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR-Team). 

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Profile: Diane Bacchus-Quddus and Ashwin Srisailam – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Diane Bacchus-Quddus and Ashwin Srisailam – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

–  Designers of the Ahhaa App!

A chance meeting between two highly motivated persons has led to the creation of an app that will take the world of technology by storm.

The Ahhaa app can be downloaded on your playstore or Itunes from the website http://www.ahhaa.co. The two persons
behind this technology are Diane Bacchus-Quddus and Ashwin Srisailam. Diane is from Guyana and Ashwin is from India and their collaboration has not only crossed boundaries but has created a sense of awareness and understanding that will broaden and eventually link up the world.

Diane was born in New Amsterdam, in Berbice, Guyana. Her mom is Patricia Singh and her dad is Tasmallie Bacchus, also known as Boyo. Diane is the youngest of eight children and  she had a lot of responsibility entrusted on her but she thrived on it. Diane attended primary school in New Amsterdam after which she articulated to Berbice Educational Institute. Her best subjects were in the sciences and the teachers were supportive. Diane says that New Amsterdam was an interesting experience.   Continue reading

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