Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

Only outcomes that improve lives will demonstrate that CSME matters – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Only outcomes that improve lives will demonstrate that CSME matters

Most in the political class say that what drives them to seek high office is a desire for change in ways that will improve lives. However, in power too many become remote, caught in the web woven by bureaucrats, foreign powers or their colleagues, allow themselves to be corrupted, fail to deliver, and resort to empty rhetoric.

Having worked with multiple politicians in the Caribbean and Europe over more than four decades it has always seemed to me those most likely to succeed were the women and men able to mix intellectual agility, a sense of what touches the lives of others, an ability to speak well from the heart, a genuine social commitment, and the recognition that they were there for their citizens.       Continue reading

The 21 most valuable soccer players on the planet right now – By Business Insider + video

The 21 most valuable soccer players on the planet right now – By Business Insider + video

Lionel Messi,

One of the biggest finance firms in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tp3Exyje3Qhas put together a huge list that ranks the most valuable soccer players on the planet.

Some of the most familiar names in sports feature, including FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain goalscorer Neymar, and Juventus FC striker Cristiano Ronaldo — but in what order?            Continue reading

US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs – By Khaled A Beydoun

US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs

No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFL

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, California, 6 Oct. 2016.
 ‘Nike knows that the NFL, and its fan base, is polarized along a number of lines – most potently, political lines.’ Photograph: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

With its new ad, Kaepernick is more than just the face of Nike. He remains the face of the very league that blacklisted him

The 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one that has been ousted from the NFL for over a year: Colin Kaepernick.

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The University of Guyana responds to the article by Freddie Kissoon…. regarding Dr Mark Kirton

The University of Guyana takes this opportunity to respond to the article by Freddie Kissoon, titled

`Dr Mark Kirton is livid, confused and wants to know what’s going on’, carried in the Kaieteur News on August 29, 2018.

In the article, the University of Guyana’s right to confer honorary doctorate degrees was questioned. Reference was made to a recent announcement by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, that the institution will be conferring honorary doctorate degrees at the University’s 2018 Convocation.        Continue reading

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