Daily Archives: 07/31/2018

Thanks… Charles Schulz for Franklin Armstrong … 50 years ago on July 31, 1968

On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions.

What they saw was Franklin Armstrong‘s first appearance on the iconic comic strip “Peanuts.” Franklin would be 50 years old this year.     Continue reading

“No Preconditions”: Trump Will Meet Iran’s Rouhani “Anytime They Want”

PROFILE: Queens Book Fair promotes Youth Literacy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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– July 29, 2018 – By Verian Mentis-Barker

What would be the crime, I wonder, if we were to say we were giddily pleased with the Coalitions efficient and effective Government, that they are negotiating geniuses, that their opportunity to revisit the Oil Contract with Exxon resulted in them obtaining the best possible terms with the companies bringing the crude to the surface;

  • and say matters not that the 600 blocks of oil Janet gave to Exxon-Mobil was not challenged by the Coalition re-negotiators as an irregularity by a sophisticated investor, when the Exxon knew 60 blocks was the norm and didn’t rebuff Janet’s largesse;
  • but say that Jagdeo must be out of his mind to admonish what he sees as Guyanese ingratitude to Janet whose gifting of 10 times as many blocks to the artful Exxon is the proximate reason that Guyana is now the oil find of the era….


CRICKET: England After 999-Tests: The Test moments that are remembered

Joy, Drama, Ecstasy: The Test moments English cricketers, broadcasters and journalists remember

As England’s men prepare for their 1,000th Test match this week, the great and the good recall the most memorable

The Times UK

Ian Botham: England 1977-92 and former captain

England beat Australia by seven wickets, Brisbane, November 1986

Before the first Test in Brisbane we were written off — we couldn’t bat, bowl or field. But we went out and won that and we won everything. It was the best tour I’ve been on — we won the Test series, the one-dayers and the triangular series.               Continue reading

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