Monthly Archives: April 2019

Guyana’s Oil: Liza Phase Two to produce 6.6M barrels per month

– gets green light from local authorities for project development

According to EPA documents, oil production from the Liza Phase Two Development is expected to last at least 20 years. EEPGL will drill approximately 35-40 wells offshore to support extraction of the oil from below the sea floor.

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VIDEO: Helping others makes us happier — By Elizabeth Dunn: TED

Elizabeth Dunn: Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it

14:29 minutes · Filmed Apr 2019 · Posted Apr 2019 · TED2019

Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there’s a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact — and boost our own happiness along the way — if we make one key shift in how we help others.

“Let’s stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure,” Dunn says.

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Guyana launches ICT course in Rupununi at Bina Hill Institute in Annai

Students pose after the launch of the first ever ICT board certified program at Bina Hill Institute Young Learning Centre, Village of Annai Central, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region 9, Rupununi savannah. Front row seated, from left, Oveanne Manswell, Shania Arthur, Carl Parker, Laureen Pierre, principal. First Lady, H.E. Sandra Granger, Fitzroy Younge, Emily Allicock, and Lt. Cornel Yvonne Smith.     Enlarge this image
Guyana launches ICT course in Rupununi at Bina Hill Institute Young Learning Centre
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First Lady of Guyana, H. E. Sandra Granger, on Tuesday, April 23, launched the first ever Information Communication Technology Training course, a Ministry of Social Protection’s Board of Institution workshop, to better prepare students of the Bina Hill Institute Youth Learning Centre, (YLC) Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region 9, for the growing world of technology.

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The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City – Infographic

The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City

This visualization plots out the tallest buildings in New York City.

Two of the biggest skyscrapers, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, were erected during the Great Depression and still crack the top ten list today.

The Chrysler Building was actually the first skyscraper ever to be built at a height exceeding 1,000 feet. Meanwhile, the Empire State building, which was finished one year later, was the “world’s tallest building” for nearly 40 years.

However, as you can see, the rest of the buildings on the top ten list are more recent builds. It’s a testament to how fast the skyline of New York City has changed even in the last decade.

We also highlight a few in the pipeline that will change the Big Apple’s skyline forever.

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What Makes a Good Life…. From the Longest Study on Happiness – Robert Waldinger

TED TALK: What Makes a Good Life.  Lessons on the Longest Study on Happiness 

TED TALK – 26.7 Million Views – By – Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.

As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.    THE SPEAKER – Robert Waldinger · Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest

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OPINION: Why Trump Supporters are NOT Fazed by his Brazen Lying and Corruption

Here is the Real Reason Trump Supporters are NOT Fazed by his Brazen Lying and Corruption

Written by History News Network | AlterNet

There is nothing new in trying to figure out Trump. His appeal and his personality have been the subject of countless analyses and speculations since long before he ran for President. Yet the mysteries continue. Why do people like him? Why does he act so badly?

Charles Blow of the New York Times produced a thoughtful explanation of Trump’s popular appeal a couple of weeks ago in an opinion column entitled “Trumpism Extols Its Folk Hero”.Blow believes that Trump has become a “folk hero”, that rare person who “fights the establishment, often in devious, destructive and even deadly ways,” while “those outside that establishment cheer as the folk hero brings the beast to its knees.”         Continue reading

First, Rebel Against Yourself – By Rosaliene Bacchus

via First, Rebel Against Yourself.

Reblogged from A.C. Stark:

Click to visit the original postIn Owen Jones’ recent interview video with Extinction Rebellion, Roger Hallam criticises the political ‘left’ as having been perpetually dishonest about what economic action is required to mitigate the climate breakdown and what cultural changes this will necessitate. He contends that the ‘left’ have become so embroiled, so entrenched in the (conceptually politically right-wing) neoliberal ideal they are unable to conceive of human life “in anything other than cost-benefit, materialistic terms”.

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An excellent post by A.C. Stark in the U.K.
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Daylight Saving Time–Time to Ditch the Switch – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Saving and improving or paving the way for continued mortal consequences?

Annually in the spring, whether we like it or not we are prompted to wake up an hour earlier. Yes, each year we openly swear, mutter under our collective breaths and wonder as to the mental level of the individual(s) who invented Daylight Saving Time.  Very few humans are aware of the fact that one man’s love of insects could have such a disturbing effect on the lives of so many individuals, and additionally on an annual basis.

In 1895, British born, New Zealand astronomer and entomologist, George Vernon Hudson, first posited the notion of daylight saving time, primarily because he wanted more daylight hours to better study his insects.  In 1895, he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society, proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a corresponding 2-hour shift back in March. https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3h42/hudson-george-vernon .The idea was never followed through although it did evoke interest.        Continue reading

VIDEO: A Job Interview With A Millennial – Our Future Intellectuals

OPINION: Who says there is no money in Guyana? – Adam Harris

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