Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran + video

West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran 

LONDON – JULY 28, 1973: Alvin Kallicharran hooks Geoff Arnold for 4, Alan Knott is the wicket-keeper, 1st Test England v West Indies The Oval July 1973.

Professionalism Personified!

By Albert Baldeo

“Kallicharran is one of the best players of spin bowling I have seen…This is not to say that he was inadequate against pace, and, at his best, is the complete player.”  -Clive Lloyd

Once we walk out to bat, there is no rich or poor and there is no black or white. It is just me and you. So I was brought up in that culture of being a street-fighter – that you don’t see danger, you don’t see anxiety. All you are looking at is tomorrow – how will you fight again. So Lillee bowling to me is, just… I’m going to bat again tomorrow. Not that I don’t respect him. I respect what opposition we are playing against, but if you say that you are going to walk out and feel intimidated, what are we going out there for? Why did they select me if I am not going to fight?”   -Alvin Kallicharran        Continue reading

New Tsunamis Emerging NOW! – Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Weiss Research

New Tsunamis Emerging NOW!

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Weiss Research

I first lived in Japan back in 1979.

The economy was five times larger than China’s. Its population was young and vibrant. Its government debt was less than 50% of GDP.

Now, when I go to Japan, I see an entirely different country. Its economy is less than one-half the size of China’s. Its population is the oldest in the world. Its debt, at 250% of GDP, is five times worse. And Prime Minister Abe’s victory in a spot election this weekend has given him the mandate to borrow-and-spend even more.

Each problem compounds the other in a vicious triangle:     Continue reading

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism this winter season

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism

By Beth J. Harpaz – Caribbean Life News – New York

The Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

In this Oct. 3, 2017 photo, The Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Royal Caribbean has announced that its ship Adventure of the Seas will resume port calls to St. Thomas on Nov. 10, and that the ship hopes to be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Martin by the end of November. It’s one of a number of initiatives from the travel industry to remind consumers that the region is recovering from the impact of recent hurricanes.

The travel industry is ramping up efforts to remind consumers that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism.    Continue reading

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