Daily Archives: August 21, 2016

Rio 2016: Matt Centrowitz Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908 + Guyanese roots

Matt Centrowitz One-Ups Olympian Dad, Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO — “Welcome to the club.”

Those are the words Matthew Centrowitz heard from Sebastian Coe as he stood on the victory podium after winning the men’s 1,500-meter at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Coe was Olympic champion in 1980 and 1984 in the 1,500 and is now president of the IAAF, track and field’s global governing body.

The club only had two U.S. members before Saturday night. Centrowitz became the first American to win a gold medal in the metric mile since Mel Sheppard in 1908, who followed James Lightbody in 1904.

“I’m just, happy to bring gold back to the U.S.,” Centrowitz said. “Having a bit of history along the way is very humbling.”

Centrowitz was not to be denied this time.

Four years after finishing fourth in London, he led at every split, and then held on down the straightaway against a tough field.  Continue reading

Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

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Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

Aug 21, 2016 Kaieteur News – By Nicholas Peters

Under the cloudless midday sky, the green shrubs and red loam of the savannah

The skyline of Boa Vista city

The skyline of Boa Vista city

sped past the vehicle, every metre leaving the Kanuku Mountains further and further behind, a ghostly blue in the distance.
This was my view on the first leg of my journey from Guyana’s border to Brazil’s northernmost metropolitan centre. And for most Guyanese, this is what it is like going to the city of Boa Vista.

Boa Vista is the capital and largest city of the State of Roraima – the northernmost state in Brazil. It is no more than an hour and a half away from the Guyanese border town of Lethem to the Brazilian city on the BR-401 Highway.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – August 21, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 21 August 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

The world’s most liveable cities – 2016: Living on the edge

The world’s most liveable cities

Rebalancing the Chinese economic relationship – By David Jessop

Rebalancing the Chinese economic relationship

David Jessop

David Jessop

Published on August 20, 2016 – By David Jessop

Last month the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a paper ‘Chinese rise in the Caribbean – What does it mean for Caribbean Stakeholders?’. Although, in its conclusions, it said little more than a number of Caribbean commentators have observed previously, it is important for three reasons.

Firstly, it disaggregates the Caribbean from the more usual approach whereby multilateral institutions write or speak about China in the context of the Americas, as if Latin America and the Caribbean were some coherent entity; secondly, the research-based study focuses on the economic benefits that might accrue from a more strategic approach; and thirdly, it encourages the region to be forward looking about what it wants out of its long term relationship with Beijing.     Continue reading

Guyana 411 – August 20, 2016 – The Fisheries Sector in Guyana’s Economy

GINA logoGuyana 411 – August 20, 2016 – The Fisheries Sector in Guyana’s Economy

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