Category Archives: Technology

Guyana: Indigenous Orealla Village now has six internet hotspots

The vllage of Orealla in the Courantyne River in the easternmost part of Berbice is now online. Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, and head of the National Data Management Authority, Floyd Levi, on April 19, 2019 officially commissioned six Internet Hotspots spread across the community.

These hotspots are located in the Community Benab, the Community ICT hub, the Police Station, the Health Centre and the school building.

Now the residents of Orealla have free, unimpeded access to the Worldwide Web via the government donated laptop computers and any other computerized device. The benefits for every single residents are many, Minister Hughes said, as she urged the residents to make full use of their connectivity.                  Continue reading

USA: Boeing’s Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize – By Ralph Nader

USA: Boeing’s Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize

  By Ralph Nader | April 4, 2019 – Aletho News

To understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems.

In 2011, Boeing executives wanted to start a “clean sheet” new narrow body air passenger plane to replace its old 737 design from the nineteen sixties. Shortly thereafter, Boeing’s bosses panicked when American Airlines put in a large order for the competitive Airbus A320neo.  Boeing shelved the new design and rushed to put out the 737 Max that, in Business Week’s words, was “pushing an ageing design past its limits.” The company raised the 737 Max landing gear and attached larger, slightly more fuel efficient engines angled higher and more forward on the wings. Such a configuration changed the aerodynamics and made the plane more prone to stall (see attached article: https://www.aviationcv.com/aviation-blog/2019/boeing-canceling-737-max).        Continue reading

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019
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June is National Caribbean Heritage Month in the U.S. Celebrate Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Guyana: Introducing the 2019 Guyana Innovation Prize. The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT) (www.theguyanatrust.org) believes in the transformative impact of investing in research ideas with commercial promise coming from Guyana.
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The Guyana Innovation Prize, a project of GEDT, in collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG), awards pre-seed grant funding to commercially viable ideas in agro-processing and tech from students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Guyana.

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CARS: China’s plans for the electrified, autonomous and shared cars

It does not need to have the best car companies to win the race

| BEIJING – The Economist

Chinese carmakers already make more cars than those of any other country. They also make more electric cars than anyone else, laying a claim to the industry’s future. Beyond that, China’s rulers, carmakers and tech firms also want to take advantage of the upheavals in how people get around beyond driving their own car—ride-hailing apps, autonomous vehicles, bike- and scooter-sharing schemes, smart public transport and more. A mediocre track record as carmakers need not be an obstacle in this. Indeed, it may be an advantage.    + Continue reading

Kaieteur Radio is officially on air- new era for media house

Kaieteur Radio: Launching marks new era for media house

Photo: Onward to the airwaves! From Left: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kaieteur Radio, Mr. Glenn Lall, his wife Mrs. Bhena Lall, GNBA Chairman Leslie Sobers, Teshawna Lall (partly hidden), and GNBA representative Aretha Campbell, look on as the CEO’s granddaughter, Sueria Sanichara, cuts the ribbon. Also in the photo are Mr. Lall’s twin grandsons, Zayne and Zayden Sanichara.

On the occasion of its 25th year as a media house, Kaieteur News, Guyana‘s largest selling daily newspaper, has another reason to celebrate – the launch of its very own radio station.

Kaieteur Radio is officially being broadcast on frequencies 99.1, 99.5 and 99.7 to listeners all across the nation’.    Continue reading

Travel: Boarding Pass: Do not Discard as it has Personal Information – video

Never dispose of your boarding passes…..destroy them after your trip….

Is Discarding Your Boarding Pass Dangerous?

Facebook posts claim airline boarding passes are encoded with sensitive
personal information, but the risks involved in discarding them may be vastly overstated.

Economics: The Biggest Economies in 2030 – Animation – using current trends

Animation: The Biggest Economies in 2030

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By 2030, the complexion of the global economy could look very different than it does today.

According to recent projections from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London, the next decade will see emerging markets like India and Turkey ascending the global economic ladder to become tomorrow’s powerhouses.

Visualizing the Boom in Emerging Markets

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USA: How Deregulation Made Flying More Dangerous – commentary

Boeing-737 Max 8

The FAA Let Boeing Certify the Safety of Its Own Planes

Terry H. Schwadron | DCReport New York Editor

Once the decision was made to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane last week, somehow it made sense. Until then, mysteriously, we were somehow still awaiting more information as country after country suspended their use. Indeed, the United States was the last to declare emergency grounding.

Did our FAA have some special knowledge here that other international agencies do not? Or was this lack of action the result of protectionist action for American business or political power? Was it the FAA or the president who delayed? And how, after all, is this looking out for the best safety interests of Americans?     Continue reading

IS BOEING CANCELING THE BOEING 737 MAX? – commentary

Boeing 737 MAX 8
Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX?

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster.

However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX 8 plunged into the sea on flight JT 610. The two accidents have raised quite a few safety concerns about the newest Boeing 737 jet.

Subsequently, after the crash in Ethiopia, airlines and aviation authorities have grounded MAX 8 jets. In just three days, almost all of the global Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet is sitting parked on the ground, generating millions of losses for airlines.

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Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

A Boeing Co. 737 Max8

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA,  (Reuters) – The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said yesterday.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa last weekend, killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new model after a jet came down off Indonesia in October with 189 people on board.

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of the jet that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to the disaster in Indonesia.

Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative financial implications to business as a consequence of the grounding of the Boeing planes.            Continue reading

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