As the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibitions (GUYTIE) continued at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, several companies have introduced new products to the market. Comfort Sleep introduced a wide range of mattresses and Massy Technologies Guyana, introduced their alternative energy initiative.Director and General Manger at Massy Technologies Guyana, Jason Sahai, is quoted by the Department of Public Information highlighting the company’s new alternative solar energy initiative. It includes inverters, a solar panel, charge controllers and charge regulators were included. Director Sahai highlighted that the Massy company has intention of working with small-scale to medium-scale contractors to deploy the solar and wind energy countrywide. In addition, Sahai said the new product line has already drawn interest from several international investors and contractors who can help to deploy the company’s solutions. He added that individuals can save money on electricity costs.Comfort Sleep has been operating for over 13 years with its unique brand of sleep technology. The Managing Director of Comfort Sleep, Director Dennis Charran said his company is focused on innovation with the introduction of the new products. He added that the new mattress is the company’s eighth line of mattresses which is their highest foam line launched. Charran highlighted that the international standard mattress has high-density foam with 300 grams of fabric which has a 10-year life span on it.Charran expressed that the purpose of launching this new product at GUYTIE, seeks to attract international buyers. Cuban and Korean buyers have already been attracted to Comfort Sleep’s new product.GUYTIE is a business-to-business event intended to create a platform for local export-ready businesses to captivate foreign buyers and other potential partners. Potential investors from the United States, Canada and Europe are attending the event. The exhibition ended on Saturday.
That’s the area where Larry Bigbie presently finds himself. Eight years after being drafted in the first round (21st overall) by Baltimore and at a point when he has spent parts of six seasons in the majors, Bigbie finds himself, by his own admission, starting over. VERO BEACH, Fla. – In the caste system that is the Dodgers’ spring-training clubhouse, one end of the room is occupied by the establishment, those well-compensated veterans who have nothing to worry about over the next five weeks except getting themselves ready for Opening Day. The other end, appropriately the one closest to the exit door, is populated by guys who cross their fingers and hold their breath every time cuts are announced. As it is, he isn’t entirely sure he is ready for spring training. Bigbie’s minor-league contract with the Dodgers has an escape clause, which he won’t exercise unless he receives a major-league offer from another club. But Bigbie says he’ll have to play a few Grapefruit League games before knowing if he has fully recovered. If he hasn’t, he has no problem completing his comeback at Triple-A LasVegas. “I just want to get back to doing things the way I used to do them,” Bigbie said. “That starts with staying healthy.” Penned in: Dodgers manager Grady Little was asked why veteran Elmer Dessens, who has 135 career starts, isn’t part of the long list of candidates for the vacant fifth spot in the rotation. Little gave a political answer, saying he simply had forgotten to mention Dessens when naming the candidates earlier this spring. But that was a dubious explanation at best. The fact is, Dessens’ only shot at the job is for all of the other seven candidates to fail miserably. Barring that, the right-hander will return to the unglamorous middle relief role he had all last season, when he made a combined 62 appearances and posted a 4.56 ERA for the Dodgers and Kansas City. “They have a lot of pitchers here,” a resigned Dessens said. “I will do whatever they want me to do. Of course I want to start. That’s why I went to winter ball (Hermosillo of the Mexican League), to build up my innings. They haven’t told me what my (relief) role will be, so I’ll just wait until the (Grapefruit League) games start and see what happens.” Dessens, 36, is entering the final season of a two-year, $3.4 million contract. Logic would suggest the Dodgers will lose him to free agency if they don’t have a rotation spot for him, but he also could be used as trade bait later in camp. Field day: Former Dodgers third baseman Bill Mueller, forced into retirement last season by a knee injury and now serving as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti, will don a uniform today and begin a five-day stint as a special spring-training instructor. Among other things, he is expected to work closely with third-base prospect Andy La Roche. “If they think I can help some of the guys by giving my input, I’m willing,” Mueller said. He also is expected to address the team at today’s morning meeting. email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For that, he can thank the hernia that ended his 2006 season four months early, forcing him to watch his St. Louis Cardinals teammates win the World Series without him. “It’s just unfortunate,” Bigbie said. “After 2004, I felt like my career was in a pretty good position. Now, I’m pretty much back to square one, where I have to re-establish myself.” It was two springs ago, during his routine physical with the Orioles, that a doctor told Bigbie he had the beginnings of a hernia that needed to be monitored even though he was cleared to play. But Bigbie never really thought about it again, at least not until he returned last May from a broken foot and found that his energy level had plummeted. The hernia was surgically repaired, after which Bigbie was given a recovery time of eight-to-12 weeks. But when he suddenly felt much better after six weeks, he grabbed a bat and went to the cage. That fateful decision would lead to an abdominal strain, a lost season and a winter of uncertainty before Bigbie finally hooked on with the Dodgers on Jan. 30. “It set me back a little bit,” he said. “If I had waited another month, I could have been ready for the playoffs.”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was originally released in 1975 and it quickly became one of the world’s most famous rock anthems. Today, in the U.K. alone, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the third-highest selling single of all times, following Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” and runner up Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The success for Queen happened despite their record label’s initial assumption that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would be a failure.The bandmates were told their single was too long, too complicated, and something that radio stations would never add to playlists. Yet they did. It was also the first track that combined operatic elements in its composition.Freddie Mercury singing, 1977. Photo by Carl Lender CC BY-SA 3.0Enter “Hey Jude” by the Beatles; though very different in sound, it shares a few intriguing similarities with Queen’s masterpiece. Originally released in 1968, with a “na na na” outro lasting four minutes within the single’s seven minutes and 11 seconds (“Bohemian Rhapsody” is five minutes and 55 seconds) it was at the time the longest single to have ever been released.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsHowever, radio stations settled for it without many discussions. In the U.S. alone, “Hey Jude” became the fourth-best selling hit of the Beatles, though it just may be their best earning one considering the prices of other of their records.Queen on stage at the Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, July 1980. Photo by Mark James Miller CC BY-SA 3.0Both “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Hey Jude” were songs about relationships, though, in the case of the latter, it’s all the more clear. Paul McCartney dedicated “Hey Jude” to Julian, then the five-year-old son of Cynthia and John Lennon, as the pair was splitting up following John Lennon’s affair with Yoko Ono.Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was also “about relationships” although beyond that, when asked on the song’s meaning, Freddie himself had always remained quite reserved with providing more substantial answers.What’s certainly known is that the melody had him haunted, perhaps just like his sexuality, since the late 1960s. It was there in his mind and he would occasionally play bits from the Rhapsody on the piano, a moment depicted in the recent Queen biopic.Paul McCartney. Photo by Oli Gill CC BY-SA 2.0More than that, when it finally came for “Bohemian Rhapsody” to see the light of the day — be recorded in a studio — Mercury reportedly used the same piano which McCartney used for “Hey Jude” seven years prior to that. In fact, the piano in question has famously served an array of top-notch performers of the era, including David Bowie, Supertramp, Nilsson, and the Rolling Stones.Described as a century-old Bechstein Grand Piano, a bit difficult to play but which produced a really genuine and clear sound, the instrument lured famous performers of the day to come to the Trident Studios in London’s Soho district, where it stayed since the mid-1960s.Bechstein Art Nouveau grand piano, 1902. Photo by Count de money CC BY-SA 3.0According to LiveAuctioneers, the Piano was purchased by the studios only in 1986, as “they had previously rented it from Samuels from the mid-1960s.”It was not just “Hey Jude” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” that were recorded with its help, but wholesome albums that changed the fabric of the music industry such as the Beatles’ “White Album”, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and George Harrison’s solo album “All Things Must Pass” so to name just three. Other top-selling singles that used the legendary Bechstein include Mary Hopkins’ “Those Were the Days” and Lou Reed’s smash hit “Perfect Day”.Bechstein advertisement poster“The sheer quantity, quality, and diversity of the hit songs that the piano has been used on, must qualify it as being the most historical instrument of modern times,” and its value today has been estimated at at least $400,000, writes LiveAuctioneers.Read another story from us: Mary Austin – The Woman Freddie Mercury Loved and Left Most of his Fortune ToFinally, while for the Beatles all that needed was four takes to have the final version of “Hey Jude,” the four bandmates of Queen practiced and played a lot before recording the Rhapsody in a studio.They would spend a month locked in a house in the English courtyard so as to perfect playing their greatest hit and those fierce, extravagant vocals. It was the summer of 1975, and things were just about to really change for the band.