Daily Archives: 03/13/2019

Video: China’s Global Impact on Guyana – By Raphael

Video: China’s Global Impact on Guyana – By Raphael

Raphael – Published on Mar 10, 2019
Investment from China is transforming the commerce and architecture in Georgetown, Guyana. We examine the global impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative as it affects Georgetown.
CORRECTION: Africa’s debts to China, Angola 🇦🇴 owes $42.8 Billion USD, Ethiopia owes 13.7 Billion USD, Kenya owes 9.8 Billion USD. My calculations of the exchange rate to USD was off by a factor of 10. These are figures from 2017. Guyana owed China 145.6 million USD at the end of 2016.

The Internet: What was the world wide web like 30 years ago? – BBC News

The Internet: What was the world wide web like 30 years ago?: MARCH 12, 1988
Sir Berners Lee
 GETTY IMAGES: Sir Berners-Lee’s proposal, which led to the world wide web, was submitted 30 years ago today

Dial-up tone, clunky websites and AOL free trial CDs – it’s clear that the earliest versions of the world wide web came with quirks and frustrations.

Thirty years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for the world wide web. To celebrate its anniversary, tech firms, early web users and retired politicians are flooding #Web30 on Twitter with nostalgic posts remembering their first interactions with the world wide web.

Here are a few of the people heralding what was once called the information super highway.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47544387

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The Death of the open, free, and decentralized Internet – By Jonathan Tepper

Intended to be open, free, and decentralized, it’s now dominated by a handful of companies that control what we see and what we can say.

World Wide Web

Jonathan TEPPER

The internet was meant to be open, free, and decentralized, but today it is controlled by a few companies with grave consequences for society and the economy. The internet has become the opposite of what it was intended to be.

In the early 1960s, Paul Baran was an engineer at the RAND Corporation when he began thinking about the need for a communications network that could withstand a nuclear strike. RAND was contracted by the Pentagon to create a system that could continue operating even if parts of it were destroyed by an atomic blast. It was supposed to be the ultimate decentralized system.

READ MORE: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/11/death-of-internet.html

Guyana Bauxite: RUSAL-BCGI management finally recognises union

Russian company to begin talks with Union on 15 March 2019

RUSAL-BCGI workers at Aroaima.

The management of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) on Monday decided to recognise the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), paving the way for the two sides to open negotiations on outstanding grievances.

“The issue of recognition is not on the table. The company has made it clear that this is the recognised union and we have to work in the interest of the workers, in the interest of the company, in the interest of the nation,” GB&GWU General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis told reporters after another round of talks presided over by the Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Jagdeo’s “irresponsible” call to chase out Granger can breach peace – Gov’t

Jagdeo’s “irresponsible” call to chase out Granger, other gov’t officials can breach peace – gov’t

Jagdeo at Babu Jaan 2019

The Guyana government on Monday cautioned Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that his call on supporters to chase out President David Granger and other government officials from their communities could breach the peace and incite racial hostilities in an election year.

“Mr. Jagdeo has a history of wanton utterances and his most recent at Babu Jaan has serious implications on peace, race relations and national security, particularly in an Election Year,” government said.    Continue reading

One question remains… Where is the PPP’s Presidential Candidate? – Commentary

PPP – Irfaan Ali

A great majority of Guyanese have stopped asking one question about the opposition’s presidential candidate: Irfaan Ali.  On the other hand, just about every citizen is intrigued by another question, which seems more relevant to the grand political schemes let loose on this land.

Nobody cares anymore about anything related to: who is he? The generously charitable and clearly partisan have settled for: he is a citizen. As recommendations go, this one is rather pale and lacks any iota of substance; or any ingredient that would keep the conversation going, orthe now distinctly unsettled candidate in the public’s mindContinue reading

BREXIT: MPs reject Theresa May’s “Second Deal” with E.U. by 149 votes

  •    NO DEAL VOTE on Wednesday 13 March 2019

May: I profoundly regret MPs’ decision

Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs for a second time, throwing her Brexit strategy into further confusion.

MPs voted down her deal by 391 to 242 – a smaller defeat than when they rejected it in January.

The PM said MPs will now get a vote on whether the UK should leave without a deal on 29 March and, if that fails, on whether Brexit should be delayed.

She said Tory MPs will get a free vote on a no-deal Brexit.

That means they can vote with their conscience rather than following the orders of party managers.        Continue reading

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