Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

The future of transportation is already here – Alex Moura

The future of transportation is already here

Apr 13, 2017 / Alex Moura

Let’s shake ourselves out of our four-wheeled stupor, look at the vehicles and devices being developed, and reimagine how we’ll move around our cities, says TED technology curator Alex Moura.

Humanity has come a long way from traveling by horse, but when we consider the future of transportation in cities, too many of us are still stuck in the 18th century. We still envision our streets full of four-wheel chariots (minus the horses), and our future as relying on cars or car-like vehicles, because that’s all we know. Why this myopia? For most automakers and transportation companies, adhering to the status quo is more profitable than experimenting; their business models, even for forward thinkers like Tesla, depend on their keeping drivers tethered with maintenance and service.     Continue reading

A Difficult but Necessary Matter of Balance

This entry has been re-blogged from the blog of one of the subscribers to Guyanese Online. It has some very interesting insights.

~Burning Woman~

 (thoughts from    ~burning woman~   by Sha’Tara)

I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, being as they say, busy.  But surprisingly, I’ve had time, perhaps too much time, to think about this world, about its overall condition and where it is heading, apparently heedless and unaware.  I know this is a judgment forming an opinion, but not once in my entire life of 70 years has my sense of where things are going ever been wrong.  It’s like a compass in my mind, something I can “see” and rely on entirely, basing my personal movements on it, knowing when to “hold and when to fold” as the song goes.

I feel massive waves of sorrow passing over me time and again, triggered by many encounters: a baby in its mother’s arms; an old man hunched over waiting to safely cross a busy street; a homeless lady holding a sign…

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Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017  

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Guyana studies draft petro­leum legisl­ation

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

A Guyanese bipar­tisan select parliam­entary commi­ttee is set to pore over draft petro­leum legisl­ation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil opera­tors and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resou­rces as Guyana prepares for actual oil produ­ction in late 2019-2020.

UNREST IN THE REGION

BY BERT WILKINSON | SURINAME

Street protests and labor union unrest have in recent weeks serio­usly hit two South American count­ries with very close relat­ions to the Carib­bean Commu­nity with both having much to do with decli­ning living condi­tions, crime and feelings that govern­ments are not liste­ning.

Guyana Government News Brief – April 19, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – April 19, 2017 – video

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