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GCA New York – Guyana Folk Festival Season – August 2014

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50 years of Notting Hill Carnival: the changing face of London’s party weekend

50 years of Notting Hill Carnival: the changing face of London’s party weekend

An event that began as an attempt to lift the spirits of West Indian immigrants has survived controversy and violence, but now the street party is also big business

The Observer, Sunday 24 August 2014 – Nadia Khomami

Notting Hill Carnival, London 2013

Last year’s carnival, which is thought to have attracted about a million people. Photograph: Ben Cawthra/REX

The first memory Mikey Dread has of Notting Hill carnival is a warm one. His now famous sound system, Channel One, had just finished playing a show in a giant shed in Portobello Road to 2,000 people. They had begun to take down the equipment in anticipation of doing it all again the next day when a group of local men in their 60s approached them. “They said to us ‘no, there’s no need to pack up, we’ll stay here and look after your stuff’. And they did. They stayed up the whole night playing dominoes and looking after our sound system.”   Continue reading

In whose interest are GFC and Govt. acting…Bai Shan Lin or Guyana? – Chris Ram

In whose interest are GFC and Govt. acting…Bai Shan Lin or Guyana? – Chris Ram…Company selling to itself; forcing loggers to export in their names

AUGUST 26, 2014 | BY | As Government continues to vehemently defend the operations of a number of foreign logging companies, there are new
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Christopher Ram

revelations that suggest more wrongdoings in the Upper Berbice, Region 10 area.
Over the weekend, local commentator and Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, visited the Bissaruni, Kwakwani and Ituni areas, speaking with loggers and residents alike.

His visit would come over increasing questions regarding the arrangements that Government has with Bai Shan Lin, a Chinese logging company. The situation has also cast a long shadow over the arrangements with other foreign-owned loggers as the indications are that there is no enforcement to ensure that their commitments to establish processing facilities are being honored. These arrangements include seemingly unlimited duty free, fuel and other tax concessions.

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Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Asso NY – Dinner/Dance – Bayside NY – Oct 3, 2014

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Storytelling Concert by Ken Corsbie & Friends – NY – Sept 6, 2014

“See you in September…”

New York STORY Exchange (NYSE)

(Aka American Center for Theatre & Storytelling)

 Storytelling Concert

Featuring

KEN CORSBIE  and  Friends

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM

In the home of Barbara Aliprantis,

Founder/Artistic Director of NYSE

*43-77 169th Street, Flushing, NY 11358  Continue reading

Thousands attend Notting Hill Carnival in west London

Thousands attend Notting Hill Carnival in west London

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the first day of Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival.

The two-day event in west London started with children’s day and featured Caribbean culture, food, music and dance.  Giant floats and dancers wearing colourful costumes made their way along the procession route from 10:00 BST.

About a million people are expected at the two-day event which ends on Monday August 25, 2014   Continue reading

Guyana: How one wood company is creating value-added products

How one wood company is creating jobs by taking value-added activities to another level

AUGUST 24, 2014 | BY | As the debate continues over whether Guyana should be allowing the exports of logs, instead of concentrating on ensuring investors set up processing facilities that can assure more local jobs, one local company is more than convinced
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that it can and should be done.

As a matter of fact, Bulkan Timber Works at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, has been involved in wood processing for so long that it has mastered the art of wasting nothing.

From kiln drying, moulding, doors and pre-fabricated wooden homes, the facilities at the former glass factory compound is an interesting model of what can happen in Guyana. Continue reading

Welcome To The Magical World Of International Stilt-Walkers

Welcome To The Magical World Of International Stilt-Walkers

Re-imagining school – Playlist (13 talks): TED videos

       Playlist (13 talks): Re-imagining school

All over the world, there’s a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.

  • 19:24

    Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
  • 20:27

    Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

A short intro to the Studio School – By Geoff Mulgan video

A short intro to the Studio School- By Geoff Mulgan

“What kind of school would have the teenagers fighting to get in, not fighting to stay out?”

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.”

More info on Studio Schools:

http://www.studioschoolstrust.org/category/location/studio-schools

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