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Unseen Cuba: First aerial photographs reveal island’s spectacular beauty

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Unseen Cuba- photos by Marius Jovaisa

Unseen Cuba: First aerial photographs reveal island’s spectacular beauty

Here’s Cuba as you’ve never seen it before. Lithuanian aerial photographer and publisher Marius Jovaiša is the first artist to receive government permission to fly over the country and photograph it from above.

“Nobody had been able to take aerial pictures of the country because of the secretive political regime and technical difficulties,” he told IBTimes UK. “I thought it would be awesome to try to become the first man on the planet who could convince the Cuban government to give permission for such an endeavour.”    Continue reading

Dehydration Problem: How Much Water Should I Drink a Day? + videos

How much water should I drink a day?

Story at-a-glance  –  By Dr. Mercola

  • More than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance. About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis
  • Research shows dehydrated drivers make twice the amount of errors compared to hydrated drivers—an effect similar to driving drunk
  • Swapping sweetened, bottled beverages to pure water can significantly improve your health. Heeding thirst and observing the color of your urine are two effective ways to gauge how much water you need each day      

Guyanese Online Entries – June 2015 – 123 entries

Guyanese Online Entries for June 2015 – 123 entries

Guyanese Associations events and Magazines are in bold

Click entries to view on the Blog Website 

  1.  June 2015: The month that changed America?
  2. Nostalgia Machine – Popular music from 1960-2013
  3. Buxton-Friendship Express for June 2015
  4. US Supreme Court and Gay Marriage – various links
  5. GUYANA: Latest News – 28 June 2015 – Demerara Waves
  6. REVISING THE CUMMINGSBURG ACCORD – By Ralph Ramkarran
  7. FOR THE LAST TIME – by Dave Martins + music videos
  8. Is the Dominican Haitians Humanitarian Crisis a sign of things to come in the Caribbean Region?
  9. Read President Obama’s moving eulogy for Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney
  10. GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 26 June 2015   Continue reading

US Supreme Court and Gay Marriage – various links

US Supreme Court and Gay Marriage  (from St. Stanislaus College Blog)

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen – TED video

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TED – (transcript below)

0:07    In this talk, I’m going to give you the single most important lesson
0:13    my colleagues and I have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans.
0:19    But first, let me put the lesson into context.
0:23   I am in the middle of seven children.
0:25   Growing up, my father called me a maverick

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National Caribbean American History Month Factoid

National Caribbean American History Month Factoid

Kiddies Parade - Caribbean American Parade - Labor Day

Photo:  Chyna Cambridge, 13, a Caribbean-American parading on Franklin Avenue with the D’Midas International costume band in the Children’s Carnival, part of the West Indian Labor Day celebrations in Brooklyn, NY. (William Farrington/WIADCA Photo)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 24, 2015: Did you know the first significant wave of  post-slavery Caribbean immigration occurred during the first three decades of the 20th century, particularly during World War I and throughout the 1920s? Before then, Caribbean migration was primarily internal as migrants sought economic opportunities in other islands and nations throughout the Caribbean basin including in Panama.   Continue reading

Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00By Staff, Survival | Report  – Truthout

Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International) Photo: Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International)

Awá Indians in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest know at least 275 useful plants, and at least 31 species of honey-producing bee. Each bee type is associated with another rainforest animal like the tortoise or the tapir.  Continue reading

We Were Never Meant to Survive: A Response to the Attack in Charleston

We Were Never Meant to Survive: A Response to the Attack in Charleston

Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00By Alicia Garza, Truthout | Op-Ed

A mourner grieves during a prayer vigil at the Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Nine people were murdered Wednesday night at another historic black church in this city’s downtown. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)Photo: A mourner grieves during a prayer vigil at the Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Nine people were murdered Wednesday night at another historic black church in this city’s downtown. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)

Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of terrorism was committed against a group of Black people who gathered in prayer. The church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was a site of slave rebellions as far back as 1822 and one of the oldest Black churches in the country.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Recent News – 18 June 2015

    GUYANA: Recent News – 18 June 2015 – Demerara Waves

Guyana Folk Festival 2015 Season – ” We Bridgin’ – New York – July- Sept 2015

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Guyana Folk Festival 2015 Season – Click to Enlarge

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