Category Archives: Health / Environment

HEALTH: Tech neck: what are smartphones doing to our bodies? –THE GUARDIAN

Bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine, say chiropractors – and that’s not the only way the devices are injuring and changing us

One black woman suffering having poor posture using mobile phonePosed by model Portrait of black woman feeling neck pain using cellphone

Age: Two years old.

Appearance: The next stage of human evolution.

This sounds exciting! Are we all going to be cyborgs soon? Not exactly.            Continue reading

GUYANA: We still cannot keep our heads above the water in this oil economy – By Red Thread

By April 26, 2022 – By Red Thread

Starting a few months ago, a group of Indigenous, African and Indian Guyanese women from Regions 3, 4, 7 and 8 have been meeting to talk about oil. (see map of Regions below). We decided to begin with what we know best, what is happening at the market, in the shops, in the corner store, in the fruit and veggie stand, in the minibus park, in our communities and our households. We decided to begin here because we are seeing promise after promise, and every day it seems there is a new story about new developments and this bright and shining future that will be there for all Guyanese.          Continue reading

WORLD TRADE: Panic At Sea: Nearly 2,000 Ships Stuck Outside Ports As Container Shortage Intensify – video

Panic At Sea: Nearly 2,000 Ships Stuck Outside Ports As Container Shortage Intensify

Epic Economist – April 21. 2022

The already stressed global supply chain is all set to face a fresh wave of backlogs, congestion, and shortages as new shockwaves emerge in almost every link of the system. Conditions continue to worsen by the day as Chinese ports operate at bare minimum capacity due to virus-related restrictions imposed by the government.

The disruption in the flow of goods in and out of the country is expected to reach alarming proportions and cause serious distortions in the market in the weeks ahead. The problem is particularly worrying between the US and China — the world’s busiest shipping route — but the restrictions will have a cascading impact all across the globe.        Continue reading

GUYANA: The story behind new National Geographic spotlight on Guyana + videos

— Exploring islands in the sky: 

Guyana is featured in the cover story of the April edition of the National Geographic magazine. The feature, “Up the Mountain, to a World Apart,” is 36 pages inclusive of pull-outs and maps covering the full story of the adventure by climber Mark Synnott with stunning photography by Renan Ozturk. This level of coverage would easily be valued at US$1,000,000.00 and an immeasurable value in highlighting Guyana to the world.

Today, the Disney+ streaming service will air the one-hour National Geographic Explorer documentary, The Last Tepui, bringing even more attention to the amazing topography of Guyana. Undoubtedly the magazine story and the documentary will help thrust Guyana into the forefront of adventure-seeking tourists, adventurers, scientists and documentary-makers.        Continue reading

USA: COVID: I Read The Mask Mandate Court Decision So You Don’t Have To – By Lucian K. Truscott IV

This is why “conservatives” have wanted to control the judiciary

KN95 Mask

Lucian K. Truscott IV 

I had to take two ibuprofen followed quickly by two naproxen sodium for the headache that set in only three pages into the decision by the federal court judge striking down the CDC’s public transportation mask mandate, and still there is a spot between and just above my eyes that feels like somebody drove a nail into it.

Here is the problem, if you want to boil a 59-page decision full of them into just one:  The Judge, a Trump appointee only eight years out of law school named Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, is myopic.

Presented with a case involving a regulation written by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the judge manages to spell out the full name of the federal agency in the suit only once, in the first paragraph of the decision, and then she proceeds to treat the case like she’s dealing with the department of sanitation.            Continue reading

WORLD — ‘Cultural genocide’ against children getting belated attention – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

“I feel shame and pain. I ask forgiveness of God,” Pope Francis said on Friday as he apologized for the “deplorable” abuses of Canada’s First Nations children.

Between the 1880s and the 1990s, the government ran a system of compulsory boarding schools which a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recently dubbed ‘cultural genocide’,” The New York Times reported. The Catholic Church operated about 70 percent of those schools, where about 150,000 children were placed and “where abuse, both physical and sexual, was widespread, along with neglect and disease,” The Times said. A former judge, Murray Sinclair, who headed the commission, estimated that at least 6,000 children went missing.          Continue reading

GUYANA: ENERGY: Why not solar energy? – Opinion

Solar Panels

April 7, 2022 –

Renewable or clean energy, of which there are various forms, is not only the future, but it is what will allow generations to come to dwell on a livable planet; the science on this is indisputable. Energy which is generated by the sun, wind, water, and to a lesser extent biomass is described as renewable. In other words, it is derived from natural processes that are replenishable ad infinitum and at a faster rate than which it can be consumed.

Entreaties for a switch to clean energy date back decades, but now abound as the world continues to heat up, lurching from crisis to crisis, most if not all of which can be traced to the overuse of fossil fuels. Governments mostly dodged the calls, proffering the claim that renewable energy was too expensive – and it was. Over the years, however, the technology has improved to the point where not employing renewable energy makes no sense.

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MEDICAL: Dementia: Someone took the time to care and this happened.. – Video

Someone took the time to care and this happened….

Thank you Sam Kinsella, for your kindness to 93 year old Mr.  Edward Hardy, (who suffers from quite severe dementia,) and for changing his life!!!!
A heartwarming story. Someone took the time to care about another human being and this happened……

CANADA: Freedom Convoy: Truckers Organize Cross-Country Mandate Protest – 3 videos

1- Freedom Convoy: “Canada United”  – January 28, 2022 – Video

Canadian Freedom Convoy – Jacquelyn Rose performs a Parody of the Jerry Reid song “East Bound and Down” in support of the Freedom Convoy 2022. Please share the video and support the Convoy to Ottawa. Freedom Convoy 2022 GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/taking-bac… $7,436,490 raised 2:45pm January 28, 2022

—   Videos #2 & 3 Below    

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FUTURE: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist Video

The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory

00:00 The World Ahead 2022    00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings    04:11 Hybrid working becomes the new normal    07:48 The metaverse expands    11:26 An African fashion boom    14:12 The space race picks up

Read our latest coverage on The World Ahead: https://econ.st/3HtLmuQ

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