Daily Archives: July 11, 2020

Guyana Elections: Update: Defiant CEO Lowenfield submits report to give APNU+AFC win

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Saturday submitted a report after 11  AM based on the 10 declarations that were held in abeyance, and the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) election commissioners say they are inaccurate and do not reflect data from the recounted votes.

This report came one day after Mr. Lowenfield suggested that it would contradict the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling to use the recount data because they were not done under the hand of the Returning Officers and counting agents.        Continue reading

BUSINESS: Major brands declare bankruptcy worldwide – commentary

Major brands declare bankruptcy worldwide – The Mazatlán Post – 

If you have a job and your company is still operating, you have to be very grateful  —– WHY?

  1. Victoria’s Secret declared bankruptcy.
  2. Zara closed 1,200 stores.
  3. La Chapelle withdrew 4391 stores.
  4. Chanel is discontinued.
  5. Hermes is discontinued.
  6. Patek Philippe discontinued production.
  7. Rolex discontinued production.
  8. The world’s luxury industry has crumpled.
  9. Nike has a total of $23 billion US dollars preparing for the second stage of layoffs.
  10. Gold’s gym filed for bankruptcy
  11. The founder of Airbnb said that because of the pandemic, 12 years of effort were destroyed in 6 weeks.
  12. Even Starbucks also announced to permanently close 400 stores.
  13. WeWork isn’t in a great spot either

THE USA ECONOMY       

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Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist – Video

Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist

July 10. 2020….Covid-19 has devastated global travel and—as the industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic—tourism will be increasingly localised and complicated. This won’t just affect foreign holidays; it could disrupt the workings of the globalised world.

Vancouver’s Favourite Umpire – Abe Mortimer – by Donna Sacuta 

BC Black pioneer was lumber-worker, athlete, soldier, storyteller and Hall of Famer

ABE NORTIMER  – Researched and written by Donna Sacuta 

Abe Mortimer was manager-coach of the IWA Local 1-217 baseball team in the 1940s. He may have thrown a few uncomplimentary remarks at the opposing pitcher.

On September 2, 1965,

75-year old Abe Mortimer bellowed “Pla-a-a-y B-a-a-w-w-l” before an audience of more than 2,500 at Capilano Stadium in Vancouver to kick off a two-inning Old-Timers’ baseball game. Abe had broken his leg in three places the previous December and was not working as many games as he used to. The Master of Ceremonies was none other than Nat Bailey whose name graces the stadium to this day. The crowd roared their approval as Abe’s famous voice echoed off the grandstands in Little Mountain Park.          Continue reading

Guyana: Travel: COVID-19:142 returned on first repatriation flight from Canada

– assure they will do all that is necessary to remain COVID-free

Westjet – Boeing 737-700

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – By SHAQUILLE BOURNE

One hundred and forty-two (142) Guyanese returned on Thursday via WestJet Airlines. This was the first such flight from Toronto, Canada.

Tears along with expressions of joy prevailed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as the citizens breathed a sigh of relief to be on home soil after the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly reduced international travel.          Continue reading

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