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A Tribute to Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park- R.I.P.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies of suspected suicide at age 41

Police say that the singer, who struggled with substance abuse, is suspected to have killed himself in a private residence in Los Angeles County    Chester Bennington: Linkin Park’s singer soothed the angst of millions

Police have confirmed that Chester Bennington, the lead singer of band Linkin Park, has died.

His death at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County at approximately 9am Thursday morning was confirmed by the coroner and is being treated as a suspected suicide.

Bennington, who was 41 years old, joined the group in 1999 and became a household name the year after with the release of the band’s debut album Hybrid Theory, which was nominated for a Grammy award for best rock album. Their second album, Meteora, has sold over 27m units and the band collaborated with Jay-Z for 2004 EP Collision Course.     [VIDEOS BELOW] Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – GCA Award recipients 2017

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2017 GCA AWARDS INTRODUCTION

The tableau present in the body of the 2017 Guyana Cultural Association of New York Award recipients shows foundational, connecting human activity. The indigenous characteristics are multiple centuries old, and in modern-day light, dispel the colonial lies with their truthful substance. Guyanese have a magnificent cultural grounding. It is evident in the initiatives and accomplishments of the Awardees who demonstrate creativity and distinctiveness. We acknowledge and commend their successes in four designations: GCA Youth Award; GCA Award; GCA Exemplary Award and GCA Lifetime Achievement Award.    Continue reading

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“They have bad manners, show disrespect to elders and contradict their parents and are tyrants with their teachers.”

Does this sound familiar? This was Aristotle commenting on young people hundreds of years ago. We wonder what he would say if he had seen on Facebook a twelve-year old child posting semi-nude pictures of herself for the world to see. There are also children that take guns to school and create mayhem. Aristotle would also have been horrified to see children in sagging pants wriggling like ducks on the high street or burning the midnight oil playing video games.

The question is: where did childhood go? Are our children growing too fast? Childhood is a time when the young should have innocent fun, when they should enjoy the company of their friends and should take pride in their studies.    Continue reading

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die: Anti-ageism analysis- by Ashton Applewhite

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die – by Ashton Applewhite

Trying to stay young isn’t just futile: it’s also bad for you. Here’s how to think about aging in the era of ultra longevity.

In the 20th century, thanks largely to clean water and antibiotics, the American lifespan increased by 30 years. Who doesn’t want even more, if new technologies like gene editing and nanomedicine can safely put them within our grasp? As Neo.life describes it, it’s the most important story today: “how biology and technology are coming together to help us all live healthier, happier, and longer lives.”

But the challenge for all of us, no matter our age, is to not frame it as an “anti-aging” story. Here’s a pro-aging take on each of those modifiers — healthier, happier, and longer lives — starting with life extension itself.

Read more: https://medium.com/neodotlife/ashton-applewhite-4172939148cd

What you didn’t know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud – video

What you didn’t know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud

Published on Jun 21, 2012
Packaged ground or processed coffee is GARBAGE. That is not the natural way for coffee to be consumed so as to receive its benefits. The difference in taste and effects are amazing when coffee beans are roasted, ground and used within a week. he explains simple methods of roasting in this video.

After several trips to Bali, Asher Yaron finally decided to move there and follow his desire to create a local, organic, sustainable business.

With Balinese coffee farmer friend I Nyoman Wirata, Asher created F.R.E.A.K., that is, “Fresh Roasted Enak (delicious in Indonesian) Arabica from Kintamani,” which is involved in all aspects of the coffee business “from the cherry to the cup.” Asher also has plans to use pure spring water from Kintamani to further improve the flavor of their coffee and return a percentage of the profits to community projects in the Kintamani region. Asher’s upcoming venture: Coffee University.

Book: Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide – by Habeeb Alli

Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide

A Collection of Poems and Essays Surrounding Interfaith Relationships

Synopsis

I present to you my eighteenth book entitled Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide. Bridging the racial divide is what I do every day, and my collection of poems and essays this year speaks precisely of this. A man who picked up a dying fish as he and his friend walked the seashore was asked, “Why do you do that? You cannot save all these dying fishes!” He replied, “But it made a world of difference to this one!” One heart at a time, one community a time, we can make a difference.

Read more and order: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/red-coconut-bridging-the-racial-divide

GUYANA SPEAKS: CINEGUYANA – July 30, 2017 – London. England

Charlie Chaplin’s Unforgettable 70th Birthday Poem

Charlie Chaplin’s Unforgettable 70th Birthday Poem

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Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers? – By Albert Baldeo

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers?

Albert Baldeo – Sunday, July 09, 2017 – Jamaica Observer

Where are your heroes, Caribbean, show them to me” — Dave Martins and the Tradewinds

BRADMAN… says Sobers’ 254 was greatest innings he had seen on Australian soil

To understand what cricket supremacy means in a global context to the average Caribbean man is best summarised by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley;“The West Indies are Third World countries, but we belong and are in the First World of Cricket.”

Cricket is not only a religion in the Caribbean, but it best defines the region in any context. Regional political integration has followed cricket as a unifying and defining force.      Continue reading

The Guyana of my heartstrings – 22 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

The Guyana of my heartstrings

22 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

COTTON REEL ROLLER

An empty spool without thread
Not discarded but a toy instead
A lovely roller from a cotton reel
And I remember that childhood feel.

 

Read more: Go to the Dmitri Allicock Blog

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