Entries for 22 August 2020

COVID-19: Worse Than 9/11 – The Decline of New York City – Opinion

Worse Than 9/11

New York City Boroughs Map – click to enlarge

NYC always bounces back… right? “No. Not this time,” says James Altucher, inveterate resident and lover of all things Big Apple

  • NYC comeback? “Not this time”
  • James Altucher watches the dominos fall
  • Gimme shelter: New York refugees
  • Real estate’s death spiral
  • New York (uncertain) state of mind

While optimists argue: “NYC is the center of the financial universe. Opportunities will flourish here again.” ..... Or this: “NYC has experienced worse.”

James counters: “Not this time”… and “no it hasn’t.”

Take Midtown Manhattan — the city’s business center — for example. Virtually empty these days…

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Guyana Politics: Former president David Granger condemns arrest of Christopher Jones; political harassment

– Granger demands probe

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Stabroek News  –  August 21, 2020

Former president David Granger this afternoon condemned the arrest of former Sports Director Christopher Jones and demanded an immediate investigation into what he dubbed a coordinated political attack..“I take this opportunity to strongly condemn the recent unwarranted and unlawful deprivation of the rights and freedom of Mr. Christopher Jones. As leader of the PNCR and representative of the list from which Christopher Jones was recently extracted to be a Member of Parliament, I call for an immediate end to this season of politically inspired harassment by the PPP,” Granger said in a statement issued this afternoon by the PNCR.         Continue reading → 


COVID-19 Pandemic: How 2020 took me from a six-figure salary to universal credit

 ‘My World came crashing down’ ….  

illustration of woman looking in bare cupboards

‘No income, no way of paying my bills, no way of buying food, nothing …’ Illustration: Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva/HeartAgency/The Guardian

When I was made redundant, I thought I would easily get another great job. Then the pandemic hit …

Claire Smith – Published on Wed 19 Aug 2020 – THE GUARDIAN UKIt was while I was on the phone to my closest friend that my world came crashing down. As I distractedly read an email while we chatted, the reality I had been holding at bay with a combination of denial and optimism could no longer be ignored. The bank was letting me know the loan and credit card payment holidays I had taken at the beginning of lockdown were coming to an end.      . Continue reading →


RACISM: West Indies cricket legend Michael Holding discussing racism in the UK – VIDEOS

RACISM: West Indies legend Michael Holding breaks down discussing racism in the UK

Holding recently made headlines after making an impassioned plea over racism in the UK during a rain break in the test match between England and the West Indies.

CRICKET: See Michael Holding bowling in 1976 vs England in video below.  This is an example of his devastating fast-bowling :

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Guyanese OnlinePublished by Cyril Bryan - cybryan@gmail.com
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