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Aretha Franklin, ‘the queen of soul’, dies aged 76 – articles and videos

Aretha Franklin, ‘the queen of soul’: Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, dies aged 76

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.

Guyana’s Oil Wealth Distribution: Articles by Lincoln Lewis and David Hinds

Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Entertainment Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mahipal 1919-2005

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood. Over the past thirty years the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) has set records in the industry. In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

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Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – 51st Anniversary Gala- September 8, 2018

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News Americas – Caribbean And Latin America Daily -10 August 2018

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The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Decline of Honesty – Covering Up One Lie With Another

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lies are commonplace. But we don’t admit to telling tell them.
We use euphemisms instead. We misspeak, stretch the facts, become economical with it, present nuanced truth, or in the case of Donald Trump, we offer alternative facts.

In the latest Trump-Cohen tape the truth is twisted and the spinning machines of the alt-right, left, center, and a myriad of others, have their own interpretations. There are times when you don’t know
what or who to believe.

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Have smartphones killed the art of conversation? – commentary

Have smartphones killed the art of conversation?

So we’ve gone off voice calls yet spend hours glued to our phones. But it’s simply that the rules of conversation have been redrawn in the age of WhatsApp, Snapchat and emojis
Woman on smartphone on escalator
 Most of the time we spend on our phones is used for chatting – via myriad new ways of communicating. 

News of the un-newsy kind this week, fresh from an Ofcom study designed to confirm a belief in our worst selves: we are a nation addicted to smartphones but are repelled by the idea of making or taking voice calls.

Is this the death of conversation? Not quite, but it’s certainly more than a blip in the cultural history of communication: in 2017, for the first time, the number of voice calls – remember, those things you did with your actual voice on your actual phone – fell in the UK. Meanwhile, internet addiction keeps growing, presumably because we haven’t quite worked out what to do with all those hours we’re saving on talking.                            Continue reading

Thanks… Charles Schulz for Franklin Armstrong … 50 years ago on July 31, 1968

On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions.

What they saw was Franklin Armstrong‘s first appearance on the iconic comic strip “Peanuts.” Franklin would be 50 years old this year.     Continue reading

CRICKET: England After 999-Tests: The Test moments that are remembered

Joy, Drama, Ecstasy: The Test moments English cricketers, broadcasters and journalists remember

As England’s men prepare for their 1,000th Test match this week, the great and the good recall the most memorable

The Times UK

Ian Botham: England 1977-92 and former captain

England beat Australia by seven wickets, Brisbane, November 1986

Before the first Test in Brisbane we were written off — we couldn’t bat, bowl or field. But we went out and won that and we won everything. It was the best tour I’ve been on — we won the Test series, the one-dayers and the triangular series.               Continue reading

A Nation Unmade by War by Tom Engelhardt – From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

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United States Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017

United States Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017
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Embarrassing spectacle. Treasonous. National security crisis. These are some of the reactions to the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin on July 16, 2018. Some among us believe that Trump is responsible for all that’s wrong with America. Not so, Tom Engelhardt reminds us in his latest book, A Nation Unmade by War (Haymarket Books, May 2018).

In A Nation Unmade by War, Engelhardt focuses on “a nation increasingly unsettled and transformed by spreading wars to which most of its citizens were, at best, only half paying attention.” He views Trump’s election as “part of the costs of those wars come home” and envisages that America’s 45th president “might preside over the most precipitous decline of a truly dominant power in history, one only recently considered at the height of its glory.”

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