Daily Archives: June 4, 2020

Guyana Economic Development Trust – Panel Discussion – June 24, 2020 – Register

The Guyana Economic Development Trust. 200 West 39th Street, #120
New York, NY 10018 USA
 
The Economic Development Fund, Inc. – Lot 2 Soesdyke
East Bank Demerara. GUYANA

PPP/C leads APNU+AFC by 13,050 with 84% of boxes tabulated

By

GECOM has so far tabulated the votes cast in 1,968 boxes, which is 84.14% of the 2,339 boxes generated at the General Elections.

With 84% of the ballot boxes from the March 2nd general elections tabulated as of yesterday, the PPP/C had tallied 187,549 votes compared to 174,499 for APNU+AFC, a lead of 13,050 votes.

SEE TABULATED RESULTS BELOW

Continue reading

US Protests Are NOT as Bad as in 1968 – But it is Heading That Way – Max Hastings | The Times UK

       MLK Riots – Baltimore 1968

Like Nixon before him, Trump may benefit from urban disorder

Max Hastings | The Times UK

Roosevelt Street, in a black Chicago neighbourhood, early on a Saturday morning: first I saw the scorched buildings, then the wrecked cars, finally the places being looted. Above a furniture store hung a mocking sign: “Spring has Sprung!”, with a handful of figures scavenging for anything that might have been overlooked by earlier waves of pillagers.

Police cars cruised by, shotguns poking from their windows. National Guardsmen, frightened men, stood clutching rifles at every street corner. Groups of African-Americans watched indifferently as “Whitey” sweated to preserve shops and homes.

This was the scene on April 6, 1968, as riots erupted across America after the assassination of Martin Luther King. As a very young reporter, I was a witness. In those times it seemed that race, the election and the Vietnam War were tearing asunder the greatest country on earth.    Continue reading

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

From Three Worlds One Vision – ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Based on NOAA’s 140-year climate record, 2019 is the second-hottest year on Earth, after 2016. In their book, The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis (Knopf 2020), Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, remind us that we live in a critical decade. If we the people of Earth fail to attain our goal of halving our carbon emissions by 2030, it would be highly unlikely that we will attain net zero emissions by 2050.

They invite us “to take part in creating the future of humanity, confident that despite the seemingly daunting nature of the challenge, collectively we have what it takes to address climate change now” (xxi).

READ MORE

Video: Covid-19: why the economy could fare worse than you think | The Economist

Covid-19: why the economy could fare worse than you think | The Economist

Three months after lockdown was relaxed in China, its economy is now running at around 90% of normal levels. Although 90% may sound fine, for many it could be catastrophic.

Read more here: https://econ.st/2AeZ86k