Daily Archives: March 31, 2019

Guyana: AVIATION is a CAREER CHOICE for WOMEN – by Francis Quamina Farrier

AVIATION is a CAREER CHOICE for WOMEN – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Capt. Beverley Drake

Guyana’s most celebrated female airline Pilot, Capt. Beverley Drake, recently received an invitation to deliver a presentation as part of the International Woman’s Month 2019 activities in the USA. The presentation was held at the City Club of Washington, DC., and attended not only by Americans, but nationals from other countries including Guyana.

After being introduced to the audience as the Programme Manager at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the Office of Government Affairs, and also serving as the Federal Women’s Programme Manager, the retired veteran Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC) pilot, spoke extensively about her long career as a woman in aviation at the presentation she entitled, “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT – VISIONARY WOMEN IN AVIATION”.      Continue reading

Mueller Just Gave Democrats a Gift. Will They Take It? – Bill Scher | Politico

Scandal and impeachment were always political losers. Now the 2020 election can be about which party will improve the lives of more Americans.

Bill Scher | Politico

The Democrats are showing no signs that they’re going to give up on Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are demanding the public release of the full Mueller report and raising questions about whether there is evidence President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice.

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler announced he would be calling the Attorney General William Barr to testify. Democratic and progressive legal analysts are picking apart Barr’s letter to suggest a cover-up. Others are shifting their hopes to the remaining outstanding investigations into the Trump campaign, Trump Organization and Trump inaugural committee.    

In the interest of historical posterity and legal accountability, these may be legitimate threads to pull. But as a political matter, Democrats, you’re doing it wrong again. It’s time to move on. Robert Mueller has done you an enormous favor.            Continue reading

Nostalgia: Dis time no stan’ like a befo’ time! – By Geoff Burrowes

Dis time no stan’ like a befo’ time! 

 – By Geoff Burrowes

My father Tommy Burrowes was fun-loving and loved to sing. One of the songs he sang went like this:

 Dis time no stan like a befo’time

Dis time no stan like a befo’ time

Dis time, Dis time, Dis time, Dis time

Dis time no stan’ like a befo’time

Long time had um hoss an’ carriage

Dis time jackass cart na deh!

 

Chorus

Long time had um gub’ner invitation

Dis time kick um right outside

  Continue reading

Petroleum and crude oil – the future of oil production | DW Documentary Video

Published on Mar 17, 2019  —  [Online until: April 17, 2019]

The market for oil is volatile. The transition from petroleum to renewables is in full swing, and global demand for oil could fall faster than predicted. [Online until: April 17, 2019].

When the price of crude oil tumbled dramatically between 2014 and 2016, it heralded the demise of an economic and geopolitical world order in place since the end of World War II. In the last few decades, fracking technology has turned the US into the world’s largest oil producer. Against that backdrop, the move towards renewable energies and away from fossil resources is making dramatic steps forward. A study published back in September 2012 made headlines by predicting an imminent drop in oil prices.          Continue reading

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