Daily Archives: 05/01/2019

FOB (Continued from ‘Ya tink it easy’) – By Geoff Burrowes

FOB (Continued from ‘Ya tink it easy’)

By Geoff Burrowes

When I left school my first job was at B.G. Insurance Agencies. My boss was a friend of my dad’s,  a big strapping man called Clarence Hill and my manager was Ayube Khan a kind, gentle young man (we were all young then) who taught me the job. We were an Insurance agency representing, among others, Lloyds of London. We insured shipped cargos and when clients requested insurance we has to calculate the premiums. One of the categories was F.O.B. which meant “Freight On Board”! The FOB I’m telling you about was not that!

It meant Fresh Off the Boat! All immigrants experience this regardless of how they got here! In a new country the food is different, customs are different, the patterns of speech are different and we had to know that yachtins are referred to as sneakers and singlets were wife-beaters or tshirts!        Continue reading

GMR for Walk A Thon around the Rose Bowl – May 4th 2019

Guyana Medical Relief
GMR for Walk A Thon around the Rose Bowl – May 4th 2019

Dear Friends;

I will be walking around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to raise funds for Guyana Medical Relief’s programs in Guyana. The walk is on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. It begins at 8AM sharp. Warmups begin at 7:30AM. Free Breakfast of Saltfish and Bake.      READ MORE : Guyana Medical Relief Walk-A-Thon Letter

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Jeopardy: How pro gambler – James Holzhauer – ‘cracked’ a US game show

30 April 2019 – BBC News

James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer

Jeopardy – the iconic US trivia game show where contestants must answer clues “in the form of a question” – has never come across a contestant quite like professional gambler James Holzhauer in the decades it has been on air, writes Jonathan Berr.

Not only has Mr Holzhauer become only the second contestant in the show’s history to earn more than $1m (£773,000) in one go, he has also hit the milestone over his multi-game spree faster than anyone in the show’s history.


Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims victory over ‘deranged’ coup attempt

Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims victory over ‘deranged’ coup attempt

President blames Trump imperialists and ‘coup-mongering far right’ as rival Juan Guaidó calls for more protests

 National Guard armoured vehicle drives into protesters in Venezuela – video

Nicolás Maduro claimed his troops have thwarted a botched attempt to topple him masterminded by Venezuela’s “coup-mongering far right” and Donald Trump’s deranged imperialist “gang”.

In an hour-long address to the nation on Tuesday night – his first since the pre-dawn uprising began – Maduro accused opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his political mentor Leopoldo López of seeking to spark an armed confrontation that might be used as a pretext for a foreign military intervention.                Continue reading

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