GCAA installs new Board

first_imgWith the appointment of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) new nine-member Board, the local aeronautics industry is expected to see further improvement. The Board was installed this morning at the GCAA’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown.Seated from left: Chairman of GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel retired, Lawrence London; and Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson flanked by members of the newly installed GCAA BoardAt the installation ceremony, Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson recalled the significant achievements the Authority has made in the last two years.“The level of compliance has risen from 44.4 per cent to 64.6 per cent. By virtue of us improving in that area, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recognised these vast improvements we made over those last few years… Millions were expended in the last two and half years on training”, Minister Ferguson is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Other successes highlighted include the installation of a new simulator at CJIA, additional manual training and the move from issuing manual pilot licences to ‘modernised’ ones.Alluding to the recent misfortune with the Cuba aircraft which took the life of over 100 persons, the Minister lauded the Director General and team for taking the decision not allow the aircraft to fly out of Guyana due to its noncompliance.Minister Ferguson charged the new Board to continue to work together, to ensure that the working environment is one free from discrimination and victimisation and strive towards a 90 per cent and above compliance level.GCAA’s Director General, retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said the new Board with the help of the Government and Chairman will support GCAA in “soaring higher” amidst challenges.“The imminent oil production has created a lot of activity when it comes to the aviation industry. The expanded CJIA with its extended runway and our own domestic aviation continues to grow as the gold price rises.  So, it’s a tsunami ahead of this authority but I’m up to the challenge”, Field stated.Chairman of GCAA, (rtd) Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence London committed to enhancing the aviation sector. He stressed that the new Board’s new mission is to make sure the ‘skies are safe.’Other Board members include Kenneth Jordan, Egbert Field, Courtney Byrne, Duke Pollard, Ramesh Ghir, Sadie Amin, Sharon Beverly and Leon Castello.last_img read more

“CAC was good preparation for year-end competition” – Campbell

first_imgBronze medallist at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, Emmerson Campbell says this year’s tournament held in Mexico has played a huge role in the preparations for his upcoming assignment in November.Bronze medallist at the 2018 CAC Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, Emmerson Campbell poses with his trophyThe Guyanese body-builder told Guyana Times Sport on Thursday during an exclusive interview that he was happy to have again represented his country with honour and success despite not winning the gold medal.“The experience was great; I missed gold by a point, but third place was really close. Overall, it was very close, but I was thankful that I managed to raise the bar; even though I didn’t win, I managed to improve my physique,” Campbell said.The long-time Sports Journalist has been representing Guyana at the CAC level for three years now, and he noted that this year was no different as he was happy to add more international tournaments to his collection. Guyana’s four-member team finished with two gold medals and a bronze, with Selvon Bruce Whatley winning gold in the Masters and Middleweight categories and Campbell capturing the bronze medal in the M. Physique.“This is the third time I competed at CAC level, the backstage and camaraderie was great, but I can’t wait to get back in the gym. My next competition is November 3rd and I’m very confident I’m winning that competition, because the Mexico tournament put a lot of confidence in me and it showed me I belong there.”The reigning Guyana Physique Champ concluded the interview by highlighting that his work ethic has significantly increased as his quest to dominate the next assignment was his main focus. “Well, I realised my work ethic allows me to be confident. I will continue grinding for my next tournament, which is the Stage of Champions right here in Guyana on November 3rd,” he concluded. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Road to Anfield tourney moved to March 17 to accommodate Liverpool legend

first_imgThe one-day event gives Standard Chartered Bank clients and media teams a chance to fight for a ticket to Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC as Capital FM seeks to win the local title for the third time in a row.Capital FM team posing for a Photo in Anfield, Liverpool.Grobbelaar is a former Zimbabwe international footballer who played as a goalkeeper, most prominently for Liverpool FC between 1981 and 1994.The original eccentric genius between the sticks, Bruce will be best remembered for the wobbly-legged penalty heroics which brought Liverpool the 1984 European Cup and inspired Jerzy Dudek to the same feat in Istanbul 21 years later.Bruce played 626 matches for the Reds in a glittering 14-year career in which he established himself as one of the Reds’ greatest ever custodians and also returned six First Division titles, three FA cups and three League cups.Bruce played 626 matches for the Reds in a glittering 14-year career in which he established himself as one of the Reds’ greatest ever custodians and also returned six First Division titles, three FA cups and three League cups. Photo/COURTESYHis brand of showmanship, athleticism and unshakeable confidence ensured he kept hold of his first team place while Fagan and Dalglish were in charge of the Reds.After leaving the Reds for Southampton, Bruce represented Plymouth, Bury, Lincoln, Motherwell, Chesham United and Northwich Victoria, as well as trying his hand at coaching Zimbabwe and managing in South Africa.The 60 year old has been the goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League since 2014.During his two day stay, Bruce will conduct coaching clinics for select age group teams.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Grobbelaar will be in Kenya next week to attend the finals of the Road to Anfield five -aside football tournament. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, March 7 – The 2018 Standard Chartered Bank Road to Anfield football tournament that was scheduled for Saturday has been moved to March 17 to accommodate Liverpool FC legend, Bruce David Grobbelaar who will grace the tourney.Grobbelaar will be in Kenya next week to attend the finals of the Road to Anfield five -aside football tournament that will be hosted at the St Mary’s School.last_img read more

URS speaks out

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to a URS spokesperson: “URS confirms that it has voluntarily withdrawn as a subcontractor on the LAX consolidated rental car facility at the request of the primary contractor. This is an isolated decision and the Company remains committed to serving the Los Angeles transportation market and is in fact currently pursuing a number of projects in the region, including the Palmdale airport project. “With regard to the baseless allegations raised in the media, URS continues to believe there is absolutely no conflict of interest, that the law supports our view, and the Company has complied with all applicable statutes and guidelines. “We are proud of our long heritage serving the Los Angeles market and look forward to continuing to serve our many clients in the region.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

Softball Sweeps Pair of Games on First Day of USF Tournament

first_img Live Stats Drake blew the game open with seven runs in the fourth inning. Smith blasted a leadoff home run and Alexander connected on a two-run home run for the final runs. In between the home runs, Ryan drove in a pair of runs with a single. South Florida put themselves on the board with a home run by Lindsey Devitt in the fifth inning. The Drake Bulldogs busted out for 13 runs on 13 hits against the Bryant Bulldogs and received a dominant pitching performance by freshman Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). Timmons (2-2) pitched five innings and allowed just one hit with 10 strikeouts. She worked around a season-high six walks. Preview Junior Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) got the Bulldogs going in the second inning with a leadoff single. Freshman Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) reached on a USF error before Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) loaded the bases with a bunt single. A sacrifice fly by sophomore Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) brought in the first run before Alexander’s second homer of the day gave Drake a 4-0 lead. Drake was led by senior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) who went 3-for-7 with two home runs, three runs scored and five runs batted in on the day. Full Schedule Roster Drake resumes action Saturday morning against Fordham (0-7) at 8:15 a.m. before playing two additional TBD games. The opponents and times will be determined by a reseeding based on the results of the earlier tournament games. One game will take place Saturday afternoon with the finale for Drake scheduled for Sunday morning. Bryant, Drake, Fordham and South Florida are the four teams in the three-day tournament. Print Friendly Version Bryant PDF Box Score center_img Next Game: USF PDF Box Score vs. Fordham 2/24/2018 – 8:15 AM TAMPA, Fla. – The Drake University softball team swept a pair of games on the first day of the 2018 USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla. Drake (8-3) blitzed Bryant (2-4), 13-0, in five innings and then defeated the tournament host, South Florida (6-8), 4-1. Drake wasted little time scoring its first run in the first inning as sophomore Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) hit a single to leftfield to score junior Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.). The Bulldogs built up their lead to 6-0 in the next inning with five runs on three hits. Maddox drove in her second run and the final score of the frame with a sacrifice fly that scored Pena again. Story Links Maddox and Smith led the Bulldogs with three hits each. Timmons, who allowed her only hit in the fourth inning, worked around a one-out walk in the fifth inning to strike out the side and end the game early. Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) helped lead the Bulldogs to the victory over South Florida. Newman (5-0) gave up one earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts in just five innings pitched. The run allowed by Newman is the first she has allowed this season in 25.0 innings of work. Senior pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) picked up her third save of the season pitching the final two innings. She allowed just one hit with two strikeouts.last_img read more

Pope confirms he will visit Ireland in August

first_imgPope Francis will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin on August 25-26.The World Meeting of Families is taking place in Dublin August 21-26.The Pope (81) will preside at the closing ceremonies on the final two days. He will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park on August 25 and the following day he will celebrate mass in the Phoenix Park.The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has welcomed the news today and said they are “deeply honoured” that the pontiff has chosen to come to Dublin.“We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our country to participate in this universal Church celebration of faith and joy, as well as of the contemporary challenges which face families,” the bishops said in a statement.“With great anticipation we also look forward to hearing the apostolic guidance of His Holiness during his stay with us.” Full details of the Pope’s visit will be released at a later date.Pope confirms he will visit Ireland in August was last modified: March 21st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandPopevisitlast_img read more

WATCH: Take a tour of the amazing Foy & Company sale – ending Saturday!

first_imgThere are just two days left to grab an unbeatable deal at the Foy & Company big sale in the Letterkenny and Ballybofey stores. The team have shared two sneak previews with Donegal Daily today or you to tour the showrooms and discover the discounts before you visit. But you’ll have to be quick – the sale ends on Saturday 12th May!There will be amazing offers across every department in the Letterkenny and Ballybofey showrooms – from furniture, fabric, paint, wallpaper, accessories, and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to get everything you need for your home under one roof with up to 70% off all departments –  including custom made to measure curtains.Great deals include: Carter 5ft bed and 2 bedside lockers was €937, now €780The Norwich power recliner was €1799 and is now €1499Florence dining table and six chairs was €1324 and is now €999Wallpaper was €24.95 and is now  €21.83Sikkens HLS 5ltr is now €54, can be used on outdoor fencing and deckingDiscounts on cushionsDon’t miss out on this special homeware event. Make sure to visit the Letterkenny and Ballybofey stores before the sale ends this Saturday May 12th!Tel:  0749121925Visit: www.facebook.com/foyandcompanySponsored PostWATCH: Take a tour of the amazing Foy & Company sale – ending Saturday! was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DIYFoy and companyhomewareinteriorsSALElast_img read more

Public briefing on Falcarragh water upgrade taking place on Friday

first_imgBusinesses and residents of Falcarragh and Gortahork are being invited to a briefing on the upcoming water mains replacement works to fix major issues in the town.The public briefing is scheduled for 2pm on Friday 6th September in the Falcarragh Community Centre, where businesses, local politicans and the public can learn about the works.Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is set to commence works to replace problematic water mains the area to reduce high levels of leakage. Local residents and businesses have been affected by frequent bursts and outages this year due to the old and damaged water pipes.The water mains renewal works involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 1.7 kilometres of pipes in Gortahork and 1.6 kilometres in Falcarragh with modern, high density polyethelene (plastic) ones.This contract is being carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited on behalf of Irish Water. Irish Water has said that the works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Traffic management will be in place in different areas during this time which may involve local diversions.  Public briefing on Falcarragh water upgrade taking place on Friday was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Falcarraghgortahorklast_img read more

WarriorsHQ: Kevin Durant, Pascal Siakam, DeMarcus Cousins and Dubs injuries

first_imgThe Warriors’ labored loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals offered the latest evidence to a topic that should have been irrefutable even during Golden State’s recent success without him.The Warriors are worse without Kevin Durant, who missed his sixth consecutive playoff game because of a strained right calf.Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for a 16-of-35 clip from the field. Draymond Green’s fifth triple-double of the postseason — he had 10 points, 10 rebounds …last_img

R157m in incentives for BPO projects

first_imgThere are no additional restrictions placed over and above the normal forex regulations on how companies can use their grants. “The incentives will be used to offset expenditure in order to make applicants more globally competitive when servicing offshore clients out of South Africa,” Davies said in Parliament in Cape Town this week. “The grants cover only a portion of the operational costs related to the project. “There are no further restrictions preventing companies from ceasing operations after the incentive period,” said Davies. 8 September 2011 “Disbursements are not made upfront but are paid only after confirmation that jobs have been created.” The jobs created by the beneficiaries have to be in place for a minimum period of three years. This implies that if a company creates additional employment at the end of the third year, it will have to retain all jobs over a period of five years.center_img South Africa has approved grants worth R157.76-million to 10 projects over the next three years under its business process outsourcing incentive scheme, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. In January this year, the Department of Trade and Industry announced a new set of incentives aimed at attracting foreign investment in an effort to strengthen the country’s presence in the business process outsourcing and offshoring industry. The grants will be disbursed to 10 projects over the next three years. They are expected to create over 11 000 jobs. Companies that will receive grants include Old Mutual Assurance, Call Centre International and Amicorp South Africa. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more