Daily Archives: 03/25/2018

Phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same as pleasure

This is why our phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

Dopamine and serotonin brains only top imageSamantha Lee/Business Insider
  • The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true happiness.

Update: Doing Business with the USA – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

US Total Imports & Exports of Goods & Services 2008-2017

U.S. Total Imports & Exports of Goods & Services 2008-2017
Chart prepared by Rosaliene Bacchus, Your US-Brazil Trade Assist

Every year during the period January to March, I update the content and links on my website rosalienebacchus.com. This year, I have redesigned my website to feature my work as a writer. With the exception of three articles – Business with Brazil, Business with the USA, and the Import-Export Workbench – all links to articles for Your US-Brazil Trade Assist remain unchanged.

This week, I completed the update for Doing Business with the USA to include US trade statistics for year 2017. As shown in the captioned chart, U.S. total imports and exports of goods and services have recovered by 6.9 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively, when compared with the previous year.

Other information and charts include the following:

  • U.S. Top Ten Trade Partners 2017
  • U.S. Imports of Goods by…

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Caribbean Culture: LIGHTS DAWNING – by Dave Martins

LIGHTS DAWNING by Dave Martins– Credits Sunday Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Going back to the ‘30’s and the ‘40’s, an enduring message for young people growing up in Guyana was that the white culture was supreme. It was not posted on billboards, there were no articles in the newspapers saying so, but you would get the message in all sorts of ways, some insidious some openly said, and, ironically, some of the loudest proponents were our own Guyanese people.

As a 17-year-old out of Saints and working for B. G. Airways, I vividly recall a black policeman at the Karanambo airstrip, standing under the wing of the DC-3 Art Williams’ aircraft, referring to some property dispute in the Savannah, pontificating that “de Englishman doan mek sport wid he land”.   Continue reading

Succession planning the reason for recent reshuffling – GRA

Succession planning the reason for recent reshuffling – GRA

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says that recent changes with senior staffers at that entity are not unusual.

Responding to a news article on March 22 in Kaieteur News, titled ‘Customs officials’ unexplained wealth cited in major GRA reshuffling – new Customs chief named; officers have pools at homes’, the tax authority insisted that the moves of several senior officials is in keeping with succession planning.
“It should be noted that over the last two years the GRA has been constantly rotating staff at all levels.        Continue reading

Telecoms: Cable & Wireless eager for return to Guyana

Cable & Wireless eager for return to Guyana -working on submarine cable with local partner

Photo: Minister Cathy Hughes with Dennis Waters of C& W.

On March 23, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications disclosed it has hosted a meeting with Cable and Wireless, the former UK-owned telephone company, which was officially acquired by Liberty Global on May 16, 2016.

Despite several delays in the current negotiation process between Government and US-owned Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), interest in the country’s telecommunications sector is high.  

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Robotic Automation: TESLA Assembly Plant …Amazing! – video

TESLA Assembly plant, Fremont, California – Fascinating

Robotic Automation: TESLA Assembly Plant …Amazing! – video

  • Watch this and you’ll better understand why manufacturing jobs will never be what they once were.
  • This video was released FIVE YEARS AGO (July 16, 2013). so technology is even more advanced today.
  • Once upon a time this was science fiction.
    If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S was born.  [WIRED magazine]
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