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USA: Trump’s Version of the Iran Accord: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Trump’s Iran policy is more reminiscent of a coin flip than a political decision

  Prabir Purkayastha | Globetrotter

This article was produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Trump’s Iran policy is akin to that of a schoolyard bully. More worrying is the passivity of the rest of the world and the dangerous drift to another devastating war in the region.

The U.S., after walking out of the Iran accord, is now shouting foul as Iran has breached the 300 kg enriched-uranium stockpile limit of the accord. Does the U.S. expect Iran to be bound by the accord while it happily reneges on it? Or is its concept of international accords the playground bully’s version ……. of a coin toss, “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”?      Continue reading

USA: Why Trump Caved to China and Huawei – By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

– By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world’s two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods on either side stood before tariff walls that seemed unbreachable. Truces would come out of nowhere – as at the 2018 Group of Twenty summit in Buenos Aires – but then they would be set aside by US President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours.

In May, Trump went after Huawei, one of the world’s largest technology firms. The attack this time was not on economic grounds. Trump accused Huawei of being an espionage arm of the Chinese government. Companies in the United States that supplied Huawei with software and chips would no longer be permitted to do so.            Continue reading

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

PACE is delighted to share with you its second edition of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine “UG#PPL” (UG People). UG#PPL . Please receive your personal copy. We would be delighted if you would share UG#PPL  with your own networks.

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Singapore burns its trash to generate electricity ….. with no-pollution – video

Singapore burns its trash to generate electricity…..  with no-pollution – video

NYC: Richmond Hill High Excels in 2019 Robotic Competition- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

NYC: Richmond Hill High School Excels in 2019 Robotic Competition

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Its Principal is Neil Ganesh, a distinguished educator, whose parents hail from Guyana.

There is little doubt that robotics is the wave of the future. There is general agreement that millions of robots will be built in the next few years to boost production in industries. They have already been deployed in a variety of places, from electronic plants, to supermarkets and hospitals, and with astounding results. It is the view of many in the field that robotics will change the face of manufacturing and distribution and will rise to the challenge of providing labor cheaply.

READ MORE: NYC- Richmond Hill High School Excels in Robotics

Caribbean and China: USA’s Huawei sanctions raise complex questions

David Jessop

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Being a head of government or a foreign minister is a thankless task.

Although normally advised by a small number of able civil servants and ambassadors, the pressure that senior politicians personally experience can be acute, particularly when they have to make choices affecting national security or a country’s international relations.

For small states such as those in the Caribbean, such decisions require a high degree of subtlety if the region’s diverse development, trade, investment and security interests are to remain balanced and driven by national interests.    Continue reading

“Historic”: Monsanto to Pay Record $2 Billion to Couple in Roundup Cancer Trial

“We’ve been fighting cancer for nine years. It was caused by Roundup. We can’t do the things we used to do and we really resent Monsanto for that.”

A California jury ruled Monday that Monsanto must pay a record $2 billion in damages to a couple that was diagnosed with cancer after using the company’s weedkiller Roundup.

“We were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto’s manipulation of science, the media, and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda despite Roundup’s severe harm to the animal kingdom and humankind,” said Michael Miller, an attorney for Alva and Alberta Pilliod.        Continue reading

What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil? – Infographic

VIEW: What can we make from a barrel of OIL

Technology: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs + Video

SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.

The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two people who worked on the project told Reuters.

Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses, removing at least 24 roles at each one, these people said. These facilities typically employ more than 2,000 people.

That would amount to more than 1,300 cuts across 55 U.S. fulfillment centers for standard-sized inventory. Amazon would expect to recover the costs in under two years, at $1 million per machine plus operational expenses, they said.        Continue reading

Guyana: CJIA expansion project – Editorial by Stabroek News – 06 May 2019

– Stabroek News  – Editorial

Given its inauspicious beginnings in Jamaica and numerous questions over the scope of its works, it is meet that both the government and the opposition have agreed that the US$150m expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri be audited.

There has been a great deal of grandstanding and excuses by both the former PPP/C government and the current one over its progress and what was intended to be delivered. So febrile has the disputation been that the Office of the Auditor General has since signalled that it will undertake a special audit of the project. Underpinning this will be a value for money audit. 

Cheddi Jagan International Airport – Guyana

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