Category Archives: Science

WATCH: New Rule: ‘LOSING TO CHINA’ | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Bill warns Americans that while they’re busy obsessing over silly culture wars, China is overtaking them on the world stage.

A very sobering message, especially to politicians in Washington. “Real Time” host, Bill Maher, closed his show Friday night by sounding the alarm on China’s growing dominance over the United States. “You’re not going to win the battle for the 21st century if you are a silly people. And Americans are a silly people,” Maher began the monologue, alluding to a “Lawrence of Arabia” quote        Continue reading

VIDEO: Dementia is preventable through lifestyle. Start now. | Max Lugavere | TEDxVeniceBeach

VIDEO: Dementia is preventable through lifestyle. Start now. | Max Lugavere | TEDxVeniceBeach

NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. We’ve flagged this talk for falling outside TEDx’s curatorial guidelines. This talk represents the speaker’s personal views and experiences with nutrition, mental health, and human biology. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/t…    Continue reading

Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 1 – By Ivelaw Griffith

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW

In the first of this two-part series on Guyana’s current flood travails, I offer an analysis of the country’s geography and environmental circumstances against the backdrop of the country as a petro state. The second article will explore the impacts of the flooding, explore strategies for current and future governments to leverage oil revenues, aid recovery efforts, and mitigate future disasters.

Oil Blessings 

Mother Nature has been blessing Guyana effusively in recent years, with 19 offshore oil finds between May 2015 and April of this year by a three-member consortium of ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, and China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation.    Continue reading

BUSINESS: Freddie Figgers: The millionaire tech inventor who was ‘thrown away’ as a baby

By Lucy Wallis – BBC News

Freddie Figgers

Freddie Figgers was given his first computer at the age of nine. It was old and didn’t work but it was the start of a love affair with technology that turned him into an inventor, entrepreneur and telecoms millionaire – a future that few would have predicted after his tough start in life.

“Don’t let your circumstances define who you are.”

Just one piece of advice 31-year-old entrepreneur Freddie Figgers would like to pass on to others.

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BUSINESS: Why There are Now So Many Shortages — (It’s Not COVID)

BUSINESS: Why There are Now So Many Shortages —- (It’s Not COVID)

Wendover Productions – 3,366,478 views – Jun 1, 2021

VIDEO: How Covid-19 Exposes Systemic Racism in America | The Economist

 How covid-19 exposes systemic racism in America | The Economist  

  • Why Covid-19 Kills More Black Americans

Black people in America are twice as likely to die from covid-19 as white people. This highlights the country’s ongoing struggle with structural racism, as our experts explain.

OPINION: The Dumbing Down of America- Anti-Intellectualism and Common Core – By: Dhanpaul Narine

– By: Dhanpaul Narine       

  The revolution is in our living rooms and it is digitized! We are surfers and face-bookers that sit for hours becoming dumb on smart gadgets. We live in a culture of low expectations. We laugh at ourselves when we fail to grasp the most basic of concepts and what is worse is that we shrug it off and simply refuse to revisit the problem and correct our mistakes. Who is using education for a voyage of self-discovery or to seize the technological moment?

    President Donald Trump accuses the media of fake news. But he produces a fake claim by saying that his administration received the most votes in the 2020 election. Trump has told the world for years that Obama’s birth certificate was a fake. He was forced to recant it publicly.      Continue reading

Guyana-born Stanford Professor John Rickford, recognised for excellence in science

 Guyana Chronicle – May 19, 2021- By Richard Bhainie
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Professor John Rickford

Professor John Rickford

GUYANESE John R. Rickford, professor of linguistics and the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities, emeritus, in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University (SU), is among 120 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

He is also one of the university’s six researchers who were bestowed this honour in April this year.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Iwokrama – Celebrating three decades of rain forests conservation + 11 videos

Iwokrama 2021 video

The video Iwokrama 2021 is one of eleven videos listed below. We will be adding on a monthly basis so enjoy – So grateful if you can share especially with our young folks.  The following is from:

  • Dr Raquel Thomas. Director, Resource Management and Training
  • Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development
  • 49 High and Barrack Streets (Entrance Barrack St). Georgetown. Guyana.
  • Email: rthomas@iwokrama.org; +592-674-8669 (Whatsapp)

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OPINION: David Jessop | Vaccine diplomacy and Caribbean economic recovery

David Jessop | May 2, 2021 |
Vaccine inequity has become a matter of deep global concern.

The issue, as told to a recent meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation – WHO, is “the challenge of our time”. Unequal global distribution, he said, is not only a moral outrage, but economically and epidemiologically self-defeating.

In the year or so following the declaration of the pandemic, the absence of equitable global supply is borne out by statistics which show just how unevenly and sparsely COVID vaccines have been distributed to the world’s population.      Continue reading