Daily Archives: November 22, 2018

TRAVEL:The Adrian Loveridge Column – The Rise of Airbnb

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It seems almost incomprehensible that a simple impromptu idea fashioned just ten years ago, has grown into a company that is now estimated at being worth US$31 billion or a higher valuation than Expedia, Hilton or American Airlines.

From the conception days of buying three air mattresses to place on the floor in a loft room to help offset their rental property in San Francisco, the three founders, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Clecharczyk are now holding shares, which individually the pundits estimate are presently worth US$3.7 billion.

The company of course is Airbnb.

Despite these staggering figures Airbnb earned ‘just’ US$100 million last year from US$2.6 billion in revenues or a return of around 4 per cent. According to Forbes its larger publicly traded competitors have margins of about 27 per cent.

The concept is a really simple one, connecting people who have vacant homes and apartments with…

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GUYANA GOLD…. Real El Dorado Gold… and Dancing Girls video – By Vibert Lampkin

— By Vibert Lampkin

Shakira and Michael Caine 2014

I always knew that Guyana had beautiful women. After all we produced Shakira (Baksh) Caine, the wife of Sir Michael Caine, the well-known British actor. Let me tell you a little story – all true.

When I came to Canada in July 1967 I was President of Guyana Jaycees. I returned home in August to tie up some loose ends. The Guyana Jaycees were at that time running the Miss Guyana Contest. …….    I was asked to be a judge in the contest. I do not recall how many contestants there were but I chose Shakira as did the majority of the judges – I believe there were three or five judges. She was crowned Miss Guyana and represented Guyana at the Miss World Contest in London that year where she placed third.       Continue reading

AMERIKA Today – By Peter… The Art Teacher – commentary

Great description of the USA political and economic arena as it is today…..

Another side of what is going on in the news.
AMERIKA Today – By Peter… The Art Teacher – commentary

For me it is a spectator sport like watching a continuous soccer game. I don’t take too many definite opinions because I have read enough to know that every news media is biased. The complicating problem for the last decade at least is the false information that is put out, both published in news media, on the internet, and through social media. It is very hard to decipher what is actually the truth any more.

Overall, and very slowly, America is on the way down as the world’s reserve currency. Unless someone in America can do something about this reality Americans and likely Canadians as well are in for a comparatively hard time.            Continue reading

The new model of maleness? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

The decline and disappearance of much needed masculinity is indicative of societal changes?

Permit me from an estrogenic perspective to pose the following question: What has happened to men today?  A rising tide of books, blogs, lectures, social media posts and magazine articles all point to the growing unmanliness, and whiny immaturity of current males. More and more males (men) are seen as fearful, weak, indecisive, effeminate, childish inept creatures, no longer sure of their proper role in society.

Terms such as wuss, sissy, snowflakes and others not suitable for print are terms we hear used to describe men, especially younger men. While this new model of maleness can be charged to men of all ages, the presenting evidence shows it is especially predominant among men in their 20’s and 30’s.     Continue reading

The fire in Paradise. California: From natural disaster to social catastrophe – commentary

https://www.greanvillepost.com/ -By David Brown…  

The basic obstacle to addressing the social causes of catastrophes like that in Northern California is the capitalist system, which subordinates all of economic life to the interests of the corporate and financial elite. There is not a single social problem, including the need for massive investment in social infrastructure, that can be solved without a frontal attack on the wealth of the ruling elite.

The US state of California has been devastated by the most destructive and deadliest wildfires in the state’s history. While wildfires, like hurricanes, are rooted in natural causes, the horrific consequences are the product of corporate malfeasance and government neglect. Continue reading

News Americas – Caribbean News Roundup – November 21. 2018

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