Daily Archives: 03/02/2021

Short Stories: Tacuba – By Geoff Burrowes

 – By Geoff Burrowes

There is a word in the Guyanese lexicon: Tacuba

     I’m not sure where the word originates but my understanding is that it refers to a tree or branch that has fallen into a creek or river and over a period of time the bark and the softwood have been worn away by the action of the water, leaving a piece of almost indestructible hardwood.

In our camping days when we came cross a tacuba we would burn it in the fire overnight and it would burn right into the early hours of the morning.      Continue reading

AIR TRAVEL: How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

The falling cost and increasing speed of long-distance travel. Cheaper air fares, rising incomes and more leisure time have made foreign trips routine and a holiday abroad accessible to many in the rich world wishing to escape their daily stress.
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The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again?

MEDICAL: DIABETES CANADA REPORT: ‘We Can’t Wait Another 100 Years’

DIABETES REPORT – FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | The Globe and Mail – Canada

Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best,  who was the founder of the Canadian Diabetic Association now known as Diabetes Canada, along with James Collip and John Macleod, are credited with the discovery of insulin.

BANTING HOUSE | DIABETES CANADA 

A CENTURY AFTER THE TRANSFORMATIVE CANADIAN DISCOVERY OF INSULIN, DIABETES CANADA ELEVATES CALL FOR URGENT ACTION TO CURE DIABETES          Continue reading