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These Great Educational Websites Are Completely Free!

Ten Education Websites That Teach You For Free

They say it’s never too late to learn something new in life, and the advent of the internet has only made it easier to expand your horizons. There are thousands of educational websites out there, but I’ve gone a step further and compiled the very best on the internet just for you. So if you’re feeling like it’s time to take your life in a whole new direction, begin your journey of discovery below:

1. EdX

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Founded by Harvard University and MIT students back in 2012, EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s finest universities.

The Best Poems About Aging – from Shakespeare to present  

The Best Poems About Aging

There will come a point in our life where we all grow old. Approaching one’s winter years is a topic most poets are drawn to. Below are six of the finest poems about agingfrom Shakespeare to the current century.
 
beautiful aging poems

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 

That time of year thou may’st in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
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This Too Shall Pass – By by Aishwarya Shah

A great article from one of the followers of the Guyanese Online blog.

Eclipsed Words

“And this, too, shall pass.”

This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.

I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”

How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…

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Guyana: Diaspora Engagement Strategy – Press Release – September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – 24th September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – Sunday 24th September 2017

Please join us at The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG.   Doors open at 1.30pm.

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Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Our two esteemed presenters, Dr. Michelle Yaa Assantawa, and Rosamond Grant (see flyer for more details), will be joined by Dr. Vibert Cambridge, a recipient of Guyana’s Golden Arrow of Achievement.   He will be speaking via Skype on the contribution of J. A. Barbour-James, a Guianese postal official who worked in the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) during the first decade of the 20th century.  [See Flyer below]  Continue reading

Setting the Stage for early Transgendering – By Yvonne Sam + video on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

Setting the Stage for Transgendering at an early age 

By Yvonne Sam

My conscious psyche was visibly jolted on reading about a camp that recently opened in El Cerrito, California. This city, founded by refugees fleeing the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has a population of 25, 000 according to the last U.S census. It is a camp with a difference. Called Rainbow Camp it offers a safe space for children up to twelve years of age to be the transgenders they were created to be. What is the world coming to?   Let the truth be told but teaching children as young as 4 years that sex is as selective and interchangeable as the garments they wear is putting their young lives on a path of confusion and ridicule.

Lyrics to a well-known song by the American country music duet, the Louvin Brothers runs thus: If we forget God, his mercy will plead and sin will cover the land and the sea. If we forget God, Satan will rule. If we forget God a nation is doomed.    Continue reading

Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Book Cover - Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay

Dan McNay, one of my favorite authors from Los Angeles, has a new novel out: Under the Cold Stones. It’s a dark, suspense thriller. The heroine, Deidre McIntyre, is well versed in men’s secret fantasies and dark desires. At the age of sixteen, she had run away from her small-town home in Paris, Illinois. Her mother, a heavy smoker with a drug habit, had been no role mother for the unloved, self-destructive teenager. Her father, “crazy as a loon,” had disappeared from her life when she was seven. Only he had held the power to save her from herself. She had found refuge and a new life as a hooker in the New Orleans French Quarter, where she became known as Daydee.

Everything changes for Daydee after her mother’s death. As the only surviving member of the family, she inherits everything: a ten-room apartment building (with no tenants), a farm…

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Tourism: Guyana’s untouched beauty has tremendous potential – Zegrahm Expedition FAM tour 2017

Guyana’s untouched beauty has tremendous potential for tourism

The Team that completed the nine-day FAM tour of Guyana and Director General of Tourism The Team that completed the nine-day FAM tour of Guyana and Director General of Tourism

“Guyana’s natural beauty is second to none. It could be touched a little bit more,” joked Michael Moore, Tour Leader for Zegrahm Expedition, who is part of 10-member team that returned for the Guyana FAM Tour 2017.

 

The group participated in Familiarisation (FAM) tour of Guyana, which was hosted by Wilderness Explores and The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA). The team comprised of members from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States (USA), spent nine days exploring Guyana’s rich natural habitat.

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Cricket: England lose to West Indies in T20 – Alex Hales’ efforts not enough

Alex Hales’ efforts not enough as England lose to West Indies in T20

Only T20: West Indies 176-9; England 155
Hales top scores with 43 but England fall 21 runs short
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match.
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

There could not possibly be another extraordinary climax approaching the incredible. Could there? Indeed there could not. The winners, however, were the same.     Continue reading

Amazing Places on Our Planet -44 videos- 2016 in Review: HD video

Amazing Places on Our Planet – 44 videos

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ ICFQS_jpzFY?rel=0 < click for review

Sacred places of worship; ruins of ancient civilizations; stunning creations of Nature; beautiful hiking trails; National Parks and World Heritage Sites. Welcome to the Amazing Places on Our Planet.
Published on Dec 16, 2016 – 2016 in Review:–All 44 Amazing Places videos released in the channel in 2016.
List and Links to all videos below.        
0:20 2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4nM1…  
0:33 3. Old Town of Lijiang, China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlsM-… 

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