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India takes the lead

Haifeng Su, in photo, one of Guyana’s successful chess players at the conclusion of round six of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan. There are five rounds yet to be played in the competition. Su, playing board No 4, scored victories against opponents from Guatemala and Fiji, and achieved draws with representatives from Guernsey and Malta. Taffin Khan, playing board two, also garnered 3 points for Guyana with two wins and two draws (a win = 1 point; a draw = 1/2 point; a loss = 0 point). Guyana played Bermuda on Friday in its 7th round match.

Following the conclusion of round six of the 42nd Chess Olympiad currently in progress in Baku, Azerbaijan, India’s men have taken the lead ahead of such behemoths as Russia, the US, China, Ukraine and the Netherlands.

Baked Pork Buns

Baked Pork Buns Photo by Cynthia Nelson

These buns are a celebration of baked Char Siu Bao. Char Siu Bao is Chinese barbeque pork bun. The buns are stuffed with finely chopped barbequed pork and can be cooked two ways – steamed or baked.

A woman’s honour

Some believe that children should only be born within the confines of conventional marriage. It is assumed that marriage provides children with more stability.

Gilgamesh glad for long life

Over 4 000 years old, the famous Epic of Gilgamesh is considered the earliest surviving great work of literature. It is an epic poem recorded in ancient Sumerian cuneiform on several precious clay tablets from Mesopotamia, detailing the exploits of the King of Uruk – an old city east of the Euphrates River in present day Iraq.

Disillusionment pervades the political landscape

In opposition, APNU and the AFC were vehemently condemnatory of PPP/C corruption, incompetence, undemocratic behaviour, etc. If anyone had then told me that less than two years into the life of an APNU+AFC government, similar-type perceptions of it would have reached the stage where even some of its staunchest supporters are shaking their heads in wonderment, I would have listened but not believed.

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