Today marks the 70th day since Guyana held its 2015 national and regional elections. Prior to the elections the contesting political parties outlined their plans for the management, and economic and social development of Guyana, should they accede to the seat of power.
Interesting: a new world ranking shows that many Latin American countries are way ahead of China and India in creativity, and suggests that — if they improve their education and technology standards — they could be among the world’s most competitive economies.
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development has just concluded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 to 16 July. As previously indicated both the first (Monterrey, 2002) and second (Doha, 2008) international financing conferences were explicitly convened as precursors to the United Nations adoption of a common future global development agenda.
There is an entry in my father’s diary which moved me deeply when I read it after he died. The entry was made in his eighty-fourth year and on this day he recorded his sense of being two different selves.
Ground meat – beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken or turkey – are perfect meal stretchers. Whether mixed with other ingredients and rolled into balls, patties, cooked loose or incorporated into a sauce, they can feed a crowd, and on each occasion, they are bound to please.
Some time in the fourth century BC, Sun Tzu wrote the Chinese classic The Art of War which has survived. In it, we find traces of almost all the strategic patterns and principles later developed over the course of centuries.