Daily Archives: 05/15/2019

Technology: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs + Video

SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.

The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two people who worked on the project told Reuters.

Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses, removing at least 24 roles at each one, these people said. These facilities typically employ more than 2,000 people.

That would amount to more than 1,300 cuts across 55 U.S. fulfillment centers for standard-sized inventory. Amazon would expect to recover the costs in under two years, at $1 million per machine plus operational expenses, they said.        Continue reading

Guyana: Independence Committee -New York Consulate – Events – May 2019

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22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

Interesting documentary…...

……….. relating to means of survival in a strange Country……..
……     by some of the Wind Rush London arrivals.

Guyana Tourism: Sloth Island Nature Resort – one of Guyana’s best kept secrets

 Guyana Tourism:  Apr 29, 2019  News

Earliest inhabitants of Sloth Island

Nestled on 160 acres of pristine rainforest in the Essequibo River, Sloth Island is the ideal place for visitors who want a glimpse at nature uninhibited. The spot which provides a wide array of birds and wildlife is one of nature‘s best kept secrets. According to its developer, Raphael Ades, the island was once a neglected, uninhabited paradise.          Continue reading

HISTORY: MI5 Files Reveal Details of 1953 Coup That Overthrew British Guiana’s Leaders

Cheddi and Janet Jagan

Documents released by National Archives show prime minister Winston Churchill feared the colony would turn communist

Associated Press – August 2011 | The Guardian UK [This article is more than 7-Years Old]

Secret documents declassified by MI5 reveal in detail how in 1953 the UK under prime minister Winston Churchill overthrew the elected government of British Guiana – now Guyana – because he feared its left-wing leader and his American wife would lead the British colony into the arms of the Soviet Union.

The documents reveal how British spies kept up intense scrutiny on Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet, who together founded the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to campaign for workers’ rights and independence from British rule for the sugar-producing colony in northern South America.                   Continue reading

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