Daily Archives: 11/19/2021

World: The Problem With Our Maps – By Visual Capitalist

Maps shape our understanding of the world—and in an increasingly interconnected and global economy, this geographic knowledge is more important than ever.

Unfortunately, billions of people around the world have a skewed perception of the true size of countries thanks to a cartographic technique called the Mercator projection. Used just about everywhere, from classroom wall maps to navigation apps, the Mercator projection is the way most of humanity recognizes the position and size of Earth’s continents.

In 1569, the great cartographer, Gerardus Mercator, created a revolutionary new map based on a cylindrical projection. The new map was well-suited to nautical navigation since every line on the sphere is a constant course, or loxodrome. In modern times, this is particularly useful since the Earth can be depicted in a seamless way in online mapping applications.                    Continue reading

Guyana: Building Consensus: A National Development Plan – ZOOM Meeting – Moray Trust – November 20. 2021

You are warmly invited to attend our third panel of 2021.
Title:             Building Consensus: A National Development Plan for Guyana
Speakers:     Dr. Collin Constantine, Lance Hinds, Dr. Anna Perreira
Moderator:  Stuart Hughes

Date:            Saturday 20th November 2021

Time:           5.00 PM Guyana – 4.00 PM New York – 9.00 PM London

Cricket: CWI and USA CRICKET to Host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Nov. 16, 2021, Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies

West Indies and USA partnership is a vision for growth of the game

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) and USA Cricket have confirmed their partnership to host the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The world governing body announced the joint bid was successful on Tuesday.

The strategic partnership and vision of CWI and USA Cricket for the 2024 T20 World Cup is geared towards growing the game in the Americas by re-energising the sport with a new generation of fans in the West Indies and unlocking cricket’s potential in the USA.    Continue reading

Guyana: ExxonMobil audits will be done; locals must be involved- says Vice President Jagdeo


OilNOW – 18 November 2021

Guyana’s Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo said the Government is seeking to assemble a group of strong local auditors to collaborate with an international firm for the audit of ExxonMobil’s post-2017 costs.

“We have made it clear what our intention is, to have local people involved,” the VP said on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

The government came in for criticism lately from sections of Guyanese civil society because it hasn’t yet contracted a firm.      Continue reading

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