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.

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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:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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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

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