Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – September 09-10. 2017

  • News – 10 September 2017

Tanzania paid dearly for nondisclosure of oil contract

China’s modus operandi around the world mirrors events in Guyana—Part 7…

Canada-based firm bidding for million dollar contracts in Guyana keeps track record “confidential”

Houston homes for removal at proposed site for new Demerara River Bridge

Suspect admits to constructing airstrip for mystery plane to land

La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre is up to standard – Minister Cummings

West Berbice businesses lobby for Rosignol Township

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Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The city became a village. Dan George dusted the tome. It was more than 500 years old. The idea was to bend the universe, to create perfection in a place called ‘nowhere.’ But Amaurot was . It invaded the imagination, regarded people as more than abstract statistics and had its own codes and dramaturgy. Dan George stood in the future. It was a brave and different world.

The shaman had predicted that the structures of reciprocity would tumble. Myths and dreams would be ruptured by the echo of falling trees. Oil hunters would shake the land and the seas. They would squeeze the saplings dry in a brisk trade to get the green dollar to construct vertopoeia.    Continue reading

Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income (UBI)

Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income

In a pilot study influential incubator Y Combinator will hand over cash monthly to 100 families in Oakland, California. What’s UBI’s payoff for tech entrepreneurs?

Silicon Valley has, paradoxically, become one of the most vocal proponents of universal basic income (UBI). Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, web guru Tim O’Reilly and a cadre of other Silicon Valley denizens have expressed support for the “social vaccine of the 21st century”, and influential incubator Y Combinator announced on 31 May that it will be conducting its own basic income experiment with a pilot study of 100 families in Oakland, California – a short hop over the San Francisco bay.

Y Combinator will give each family between $1,000 and $2,000 a month, for between six months to a year, to be spent on anything anywhere. Oakland, as Y Combinator says, is “a city of great social and economic diversity, and it has both concentrated wealth and considerable inequality”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/22/silicon-valley-universal-basic-income-y-combinator

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How the gig economy is helping make the case for universal basic income

With technology threatening the total number of available jobs, some Americans could benefit from such a stipend – but not everyone is convinced

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/us-money-blog/2016/jun/09/universal-basic-income-gig-economy-technology

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Stephens beats fellow American Madison Keys  6-3, 6-0 to claim first grand slam crown
Victory completes remarkable comeback from injury for world No83

With a hurricane advancing on Florida and the social fabric of the country intermittently fraying at the edges, Sloane Stephens (24), gave the United States something to smile about here on Saturday, the sort of uplifting story that induces involuntary smiles and tears in tough times, a tale only sport or Hollywood could deliver.     Continue reading

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