Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Its always the Right time to Do the right thing.

~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now Go!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The world did not end yesterday but Gangnam Style hit 1 BILLION views & YouTube Spoofs itself + Top 10 Video’s of 2012

Whilst everyone was holding there breath on 12/21/12 for the end of the world the Gangnam Style video made history, becoming the first video to hit 1 billion views on Youtube. Today Youtube announced the top 10 videos of 2012 via a Spoof video titled "Youtube Style" which features appearances from the wildly popular Psy and creators of the other nine videos in the top 10. With over a billion views Psy's Gangnam Style is number one on the list, with just over 142 million views a cover of "Somebody that I used to know" by Walk of the Earth came in at number two. 

You may go here to see Youtube Style and the top 10 videos of 2012; https://www.youtube.com/user/theyearinreview

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RECORD-BREAKING NEWS Gangnam Style reaches 1 BILLION views. More »
Welcome to the December Broadcast! We're closing out the year with a healthy dose of holiday cheer, a viral video retrospective, and much more.
This year, a man fell from space faster than the speed of sound, we asked you to call us (maybe), and millions of people learned how to dance "Gangnam Style". We want to celebrate these and other Defining Moments of 2012 with you the only way we know how: a mashup of this year's top YouTube videos. It's our holiday gift to you. Want to see more?

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Monday, December 17, 2012

RCC INVITATION: "Blanketed by Blame" A Theatre Performance, Discussion and Live Acoustic Music TOMORROW, Tues. Dec 18th


Sakhi & the Rajkumari Cultural Center Presents


An evening theater performance, Open discussion & Live Acoustic Music. 
Great opportunity to visit our new space and see our Photography Exhibit.
No RSVP required. Bring your friends and if you sing or play an instrument,
you're welcome to join us onstage. 

125-07 101 Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419    MAP
Free parking on nearby streets, Q8, Q10 & Q41 Bus, A-Train to Lefferts Blv'd. 

7:30 PM ~ 9:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HAPPENNING NOW: SAJA WEBCAST - Indo-Caribbean in America

LIVE at http://bit.ly/PmHsbl or call 347-324-5991  with @annettaseech @nparsan @rajkumaricenter @sree @darrel3000

TODAY 12-1PM: LIVE SAJA WEBCAST Tue. Oct. 23rd, Indo-Caribbean in America, with Amb. Dr. Neil Parsan, Annnetta Seecharran, Pritha Singh.

SAJA continues it's in-depth series about Indians in the Caribbean, Live on Blogtalkradio.com/SAJA. this segment explores the impact of the Indo-Caribbean peoples on the American landscape, culture, politics, economics and youth. Featuring Ambassador Dr. Neil Parsan, Ms. Annetta Seecharran and Ms. Pritha Singh. Moderators Darrel Sukhdeo and Prof. Sree Sreenivasan

DATE: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Tune in via computer: http://bit.ly/PmHsbl

or via Phone: 1-347-324-5991 Email your questions: saja@saja.org

SAMPLE TWEET: LIVE @SAJAHQ WEBCAST: Indo-Caribbeans in America http://bit.ly/PmHsbl 347-324-5991 Questions? Email your Questions

Listen the archive immediately afterwards at http://bit.ly/PmHsbl

His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan DVM, MBA, CACM, RFC
Dr. Neil Parsan assumed the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, Amb. to The United Mexican States and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States (OAS) on February 7, 2011.Dr. Parsan did his Undergraduate Medical Degree at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences where he graduated with Distinction. After spending eight (8) years as a Lecturer/Tutor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (UWI), he pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) where he graduated as Top Student with Distinction.He also holds a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) Degree, a CACM from Harvard University School of Public Health and a Diploma in International Trade Management (Dip. ITM) from ITM Worldwide in Sweden.He was a Director in several Companies – locally and regionally. He is presently a Director at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) Alumni Board and Vice President of the Private Hospital Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PHATT). He has consulted on several Special Projects locally and internationally. An avid runner and sports enthusiast, he does a lot of traveling and is fluent in Spanish as a Second language. Learn more:http://www.ttembassy.org/
Darrel Sukhdeo, Business Coach/Writer/Activist/Indo-Caribbean Expert & Resource

Annetta Seecharan
Director of Policy and Advocacy, United Neighborhood Houses (UNHNY.ORG). She has a 20-year track record as a leader within the social justice movement. Prior to UNH she served as an independent consultant, providing strategy, policy and organizational development services to not-profit organizations. In September 2009 she completed an eight-year tenure as the Executive Director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), the pioneering organization dedicated to ensuring the transition and success of low-income South Asian youth and families in the United States. Under Annetta's leadership SAYA! grew from a start-up to a nationally recognized organization that provides comprehensive youth development programs to 600 youth whilst having an influential voice on public policy issues related to youth and immigrants. At the time of Annetta’s departure, SAYA! was considered to be the largest South Asian American organization.

Prior to joining SAYA!, Annetta spent five years at the International Youth Foundation, where she ran YouthNet International, a best-practices network of youth development organizations in over 30 countries, and created YouthActionNet, now a leading global initiative promoting youth social entrepreneurship. Earlier, Annetta worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the Gender and Development Program of the United Nations Development Program.

A Guyanese immigrant to New York City at the age of 13, Annetta holds an M.A. in international political economy and development from Fordham University, a B.A. in political science from Manhattanville College, and executive management certificates from Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School. She serves on the boards of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund, New York Immigration Coalition and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.  In addition to her formal board services, Annetta has been instrumental in the creation of several programs and organizations that address unmet needs in immigrant and low-income communities. 

Pritha Singh
Executive Director & Artistic Director of the Rajkumari Cultural Center, belongs to a family whose members have been distinguished leaders in Indo-Caribbean political, intellectual and cultural life. She is a multi-disciplinary artist - actor, dancer, choreographer, poet, playwright and storyteller - and her work as a producer combines tradition with modern theater techniques.

Pritha studied the Mariammen Theater of Guyana with custodians, Chinappa Virasawmi, Mukain Nagapoolay and her brothers, Karna and Gora. Pritha is particularly interested in preserving and presenting neglected heritage art forms, many of them unique variations of originals, evolved from the diaspora experience in Guyana, Suriname, and Caribbean islands like Trinidad. In 1994, Pritha and her brother, Gora Singh (1950-1997), Kathak dance exponent and choreographer, founded The Rajkumari :Cultural Center which was incorporated in 1996.

Listen Live online (12-1PM EST) at SAJA radioactive  http://blogtalkradio.com/saja

Darrel Sukhdeo
Business Coach/Writer/Activist/Indo-Caribbean Expert & Resource.
A community leader and activist, Darrel works to profile the Indo-Caribbean peoples and to build relationships and partnerships between their communities and all others. Darrel was born in Guyana to a Trinidadian mother and Guyanese father but grew up in Trinidad where he spent his formative years and young adulthood. As a gateway to building relationships and partnerships on behalf of the Indo-Caribbean community here in New York City, Darrel has volunteered with Agenda21, the Rajkumari Center, the American Cancer Society, Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY (AAARI), Families for Freedom, the Asian American Center at Queens College, South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council and the Indo-Caribbean Alliance among others. Learn more about Darrel by visiting his personal & professional profiles at the links below. Feel free to contact Darrel directly at Darrel.cny@gmail.com .
GOOGLE+ Profiles.Google.com/Darrel3000
LINKEDIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/Darrel3000
TWITTER: @Darrel3000

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RIGHT NOW: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women, on PBS in the USA and online worldwide

Details here: http://to.pbs.org/QMUBJe

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Filmed in 10 countries and follows Journalists Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, and celebrity actors/activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.
A special presentation of Independent Lens on October 1 and 2, 2012 at 9 PM Watch part one online and part two starting October 3.
A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event (check local listings), a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality —which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds —present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

AP report: Trinidad grows hottest pepper in the world!

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion wins hottest pepper title
--There are super-hot chile varieties. And then there's the sweat-inducing, tear-generating, mouth-on-fire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. [Moruga is the village in Trinidad where Christopher Columbus first landed.] With a name like that, it's not surprising that months of research by the experts at New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute have identified the variety as the new hottest pepper on the planet. The golf ball-sized pepper scored the highest among a handful of chile breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world. Its mean heat topped more than 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, while fruits from some individual plants reached 2 million heat units.

Read the full report here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HOTTEST_PEPPER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Saturday, January 28, 2012

HAPPENING NOW: Social Media Weekend, #smwknd, at Columbia University

To Learn all weekend follow Twitter & Google+ threads below;

follow this Google+ thread

And these Twitter Hashtags #smwknd, #smwkndg

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BREAKING: Former Trinidad PM Patrick Manning rushed to hospital with a stroke

Monday Jan. 23, 2012, around midnight.

Patrick Manning rushed to San Fernando Gen Hospital just before midnight with a stroke.Suffering with right side paralysis.
Wife Hazel Manning, Gary Hunt with him. Admitted just before midnight. In stable condition.
Via Trinidad Guardian

Patrick Manning has been a politician in Trinidad and Tobago for more than three decades and served as Prime Minister on two occasions. He has held the San Fernando West seat in Parliament uninterrupted for his entire political career for the PNM (People's National Movement) Party. A consummate politician, Patrick Manning was well regarded by many and vilified by an equal number.

His skills as a politician helped him to maneuver into PNM leadership during the mid eighties when the party, and the country, was in crises. He held the leadership until too much rhetoric and a series of bad decisions led to the PNM losing the last election, as well as the majority in the Trinidad and Tobago's House of Representatives. Once again he held his seat, San Fernando West. In the days after the elections in May 2010 he was removed as leader of the PNM.

Learn more about Trinidad and Tobago http://www.ttconnect.gov.tt/gortt/portal/ttconnect

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year, year of the Dragon

我们想在此,祝全球的中华利物浦球迷新年快乐,龙马精神! 但愿在这龙年红军能在球场上大表宏图高奏凯歌。我们感谢你们的支持!- 利物浦球队

Best wishes in celebrating the year of the Dragon! Very auspicious 2012.
This is also the 50th year of independence for the islands of #Trinidad and Tobago.
So I say party non-stop

Saturday, January 14, 2012

T20 CRICKET: Trinidad beats Guyana by 7 wickets in the annual Caribbean competition.

Guyana was sent in to bat after Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) won the toss. Guyana managed to put up a respectable score of 101 despite a controlled economical bowling attack from T&T. In reply, Trinidad and Tobago steadily surpassed Guyana's run rate and reached the winning mark (104) with 17 balls to spare.

The result has catapulted T&T to the top of group A with 8 points and a commanding Net Run Rate of +3.08. Win one match remaining in group play for T&T, they are seemingly assured a place in the next round.

See the full score card: http://www.espncricinfo.com/caribbean-t20-12/engine/match/538741.html

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FREE TRAINING: Invest in Yourself!

Awesome, I just signed up!
These guys promise you can learn enough code in one year to make your own apps or websites. http://codeyear.com/

I agree this is more useful than getting an MBA right now, or any other post graduate degree for that matter. The big shift has happened, EVERYONE will need this skill moving forward, just like you need math or writing, and that's not a prediction, its the reality of this new world we share.
Via @NiemanLab and good education  http://t.co/Je7ao6At

Sunday, January 8, 2012

NY Giants have scored all 26 points so far! ;)

Despite a slow start, an early safety and a missed field goal, the NY Giants have shut out the Falcons offensive unit and currently lead this NFL playoff game.  #SomethingToCheerAbout NY Giants have scored all 26 points so far! ;) #nfl #playoffs