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Plane wing explodes at Eugene F Correia Int’l Airport

first_imgOne man is confirmed injured following the explosion of the right wing of a Britten Norman Trislander aircraft at the hangar of Roraima Airways at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara on Monday.The Trislander involved in the explosionHead of the local airline, Captain Gerry Gouveia, speaking with Guyana Times shortly after the explosion, confirmed that the injured engineer suffered burns to his hand and fractured ankles. He was taken to a private medical institution where he was admitted for treatment. His condition is listed as stable.Gouveia described the incident as a maintenance accident. He noted that it took place during a routine examination of the aircraft. The cause of the explosion is yet to be determined.Roraima, in a statement on Monday afternoon, stated that the company would be assisting the engineer with his medical care.“An investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident is currently underway by both our Maintenance Quality Department and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA),” the company added.Gouveia said the company was arranging for counselling for the maintenance team and all team members who were affected by the explosion.Guyana Times understands that a woman who was nearby at the time of the explosion suffered shock and trauma.Meanwhile, the company stated that while the temporary inability to use the aircraft was difficult at this point in time, its flight operations would not be significantly disrupted. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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GOL Snubs Traditional Council’s Peace Building Retreat

first_imgAt least seven government officials invited to participate in the just-ended two-day national peace building retreat by the members of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders (NACCEL), chose not to attend, and the gathering of over 250 chiefs and civil society organizations expressed disappointment about their behavior.Government officials invited included Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, National Elections Commission (NEC) chairman Jerome Korkoya, Attorney General and Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh, Senate Pro temp Amarh Jallah and House Speaker Alex Tyler. Former Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson, who was also invited, was absent.Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, who was also invited but could not personally attend, was represented and expressed his regret and also declared declared his support for the initiative. He stated that traditional leaders must educate Liberian children to make peace with themselves in building a peaceful society for the future.Until the closure of the retreat yesterday evening, there was no official communication from the absentee government officials about their absence, which was interpreted by the elders and chiefs as a sign of disrespect.According to organizers, the retreat, which brought fifteen paramount chiefs from 15 of Liberia’s sub-political divisions, was intended to deliberate and find the way forward on recent disturbing issues that have come up in the country.On the first day of the retreat, Chief Zanzan Karwor, head of the National Council of Chiefs, catalogued events including the mysterious of death of Harry Greaves, Jr., the arrest and the subsequent disturbance by hundreds of young people who demanded the release of the victim and most of all the call for Liberia to be designated as a Christian Nation, a suggested clause which Liberian Muslims regard as a plot by some disgruntled politicians to divide the country and throw it into chaos.The theme for the first day was ‘Dialogue among leaders to promote peace and patriotism, nationalism and national symbols’ and was moderated by Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee.The second day’s theme, moderated by Rev. J. Emmanuel Z. Bowier, focused on ‘How to sustain peace using traditional mechanisms (peace hut).Other organizations that failed to send representatives included the Press Union of Liberia, Campaigner for Change and Sure Liberia, the Liberia Council of Churches, Civil Society Organization and the Lebanese Business Community.Those present were representatives of the Muslim Council of Liberia, Coalition for Transformation of Liberia, MOH-Global Communities and The Carter Center.Ambassador Endi moderated the final session, titled ‘the way forward’ but without the presence of government officials intended to get involved in the discussion and the deliberations, the elders and chiefs expressed their disappointment.The chairman of the Coalition for Transformation of Liberia, Archie Sannor, who was recently arrested and later released, told the chiefs and elders that the young people do not disrespect their leaders, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.However, he recounted corrupt practices by unnamed government officials that have been prosecuted and mentioned the abundant natural resources that are not used to make life better for ordinary Liberians.“We are citizens of this country, chiefs and elders, and so when things are not done for the people, we as young people have the right to demand why from our government, and this is interpreted to mean disrespect to our leaders,” Sannor argued.Sannor appealed to the elders and chiefs to engage the government to change how things are done in the country to bring real development to the land and its people. “We don’t have electricity, poor roads and even some roads are constructed three times, wasting money that could have been [saved if the job was done well the first time]. Our country, compared to others is the worst and least developed, yet we are blessed with natural resources that other countries don’t have,” he said.Representing the Muslim Council of Liberia, Ali Sylla, re-echoed the council’s position against Proposition 24, which calls for a referendum to decide making Liberia a Christian Nation, and instead recommended, among other things, education and economic empowerment to Liberians of all faiths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alleged car thief remanded

first_imgA Tucville, Georgetown resident, who was earlier this week reportedly found with a stolen car parked in front of his home, was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kevin Jordan, 29, of Perry Street, Tucville, denied that he received the stolen silver Toyota Allion motor vehicle valued $2.2 million on May 5, 2018, from Vladimir David.He told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he was unaware that the car was stolen. He disclosed that a friend parked the said vehicle in front of his property.Jordan relayed that he even took Police to the same friend’s residence however he was not found at home when they went there. He was nonetheless remanded to prison. The case will continue on May 11.last_img read more

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England to play friendly against Italy in 2015

first_img1 Daniele De Rossi of Italy fights off Wayne Rooney of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup England will travel to Italy for a friendly against the Azzurri in 2015, the Football Association have announced.The clash, on March 31 at a venue yet to be confirmed, will be the 26th meeting between the two sides.Italy have won ten of the previous encounters to England’s eight and were victorious the last time the teams met at the 2014 World Cup.Having been paired together in Group D, Italy snatched a 2-1 win against Roy Hodgson’s side in Manaus, with Mario Balotelli netting the decisive goal.“Italy have always provided stern opposition for England and these two fixtures will be no different,” said Hodgson.“Italian teams are always set up very well and they have a great history of producing world class footballers. It will give us great preparation leading into major international tournaments.“After managing in Italy with Inter Milan, it will be a fantastic experience for me personally to go back to Italy and manage England.”The game will take place four days after England host Lithuania in a 2016 European Championship qualifier.A reverse friendly between the teams will also be taking place at Wembley on a date to be confirmed in the 2016-18 FIFA World Cup qualification cycle.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan out for six weeks

first_imgArsenal said the Armenian playmaker is “expected to return to full training in six weeks”.Mkhitaryan has been a regular under Unai Emery and has scored four Premier League goals this season.The 29-year-old will miss key league games against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City as Arsenal continue their pursuit of a top-four place.Mkhitaryan arrived at the Emirates Stadium almost a year ago as part of the swap deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan fractured a metatarsal against Spurs and will be out of action for at least six weeks © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 24 – Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be out of action for at least six weeks because of a foot injury, the Premier League side revealed on their website on Tuesday.Mkhitaryan fractured the metatarsal in his right foot in last Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham and was replaced at half-time. He missed the win against Burnley at the weekend.last_img read more

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Variability abounds in northwest Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From corn and soybean fields well on their way, to field needing replanted after a washout rain, DuPont Pioneer’s Ryan Terry is seeing just about everything this time of year. He talks about the variability and what the wet weather in his area is stirring up in soybean fields in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

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Minimum qualifications for coop. societies’ polls

first_imgRajasthan has become the country’s first State to lay down the minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies. The State Cooperative Societies Rules, 2003, were amended for the purpose and notified on Monday.State Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here on Tuesday that the new rules would benefit about 10,000 cooperative and agricultural credit societies. “The benefit of education will accrue to the societies with their management going to expert hands,” he said.The educational qualifications will range from Class V to Class VIII for election as members of governing boards of dairy societies, farming societies, consumer societies, weavers’ societies, housing construction societies, urban banks, primary land development banks, credit societies, salary earners’ societies and cooperative unions.Mr. Kilak said elections to various posts in the societies after a certain level would be conducted through the State Cooperative Election Authority. A new poll calendar will be issued to facilitate the holding of elections under the new rules.last_img read more

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Amazon India Launches Hindi Website and App to Reach Vernacular Customers

first_imgAmazon India has launched its portal and app in Hindi with the aim of reaching 100 million new customers that speak this language. With this launch, Amazon has pipped Walmart owned Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, in reaching out to the country’s hinterlands where Hindi is widely spoken.About 10 percent of India’s 1.3 billion population speaks English and while all e-commerce portals are in English, people for whom Hindi is the primary language of communication, often hesitate to buy online due to language issues. Amazon aims to close this gap with this launch.Manish Tiwary, VP, Category Management, Amazon India said, “This first Indian language launch will enable crores of Hindi-preferring customers across India to shop in their preferred language.”“This first Indian language launch will enable crores of Hindi-preferring customers across India to shop in their preferred language,” says Tiwary, VP Category Management. In pic with @thotakishore (right), Director, Customer Experience & Marketing. #Amazonअबहिंदीमें pic.twitter.com/ASoA8BaCHH— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) September 4, 2018According to NY Times, Amazon currently stands at the second position in India’s $33 billion e-commerce market with a reach of 150 million registered subscribers. With its regional venture, Amazon aims to grow faster with the help of regional customers.“The next 100 million customers will have to be in the vernacular language,” Kishore Thota, Amazon India’s Director of Customer Experience and Marketing told Economic Times during the launch event.He stated that the company’s research has found eight out of ten customers would prefer to shop in a language other than English. “The level of trust increases when they see something in their own language,” he stated in an interview at Amazon’s India headquarters in Bangalore, reported NY Times.New Delhi-based Snapdeal had launched a local language portal in 2015 but closed it as only a few were using it. Alibaba-backed Paytm, which is now India’s third largest shopping portal, allows customers to make purchases in 10 Indian languages, however, most product listing is still in English. Amit Sinha, who heads Paytm’s marketplace told the New York Times that about 15 percent of his customers have used the native language option since its launch in October last year.After Hindi, Amazon plans to launch portals in Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu languages which reign outside the Northern belt of the country.“Our aim is to ensure any customer can find anything they want on Amazon anytime and anywhere, irrespective of the language or where they come from,” Economic Times quoted Manish Tiwary as saying.In a similar quest to reach out to millions of regional Indian audiences, Google launched its new tool ‘Navlekha’ last week. With Navlekha, Google will work with a large number of Indian language publishers to bring more regional language content online. Data available online largely comprises of English content and only one percent of the content is in regional languages.Last year, a study by KPMG and Google revealed that by 2021, about 73% of Indian internet users will prefer to use a local language instead of English. Related Itemslast_img read more

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Bradley Beal, Wizards silence Thunder

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “We turned the ball over too much, at least I did,” Westbrook said. “That’s the story of the game.”Paul George scored 20 points and Jerami Grant added 17 for the Thunder, who had won their previous three games.The Wizards led 54-50 at halftime, but the Thunder quickly took a 55-54 lead in the third quarter on a layup by Grant.Washington regained control. Porter’s 3-pointer capped a 15-2 run that put the Wizards up 80-69 with just under 3 minutes left in the third quarter. The Wizards led 90-79 at the end of the period.Sam Dekker’s emphatic reverse dunk put the Wizards up 96-81 with about 10 minutes to play. A 3-pointer by Green pushed Washington’s lead to 20.The Thunder don’t plan to dwell on the loss.“I know we had right intentions and that’s all that matters,” Westbrook said. “We’ve got a positive locker room and I’m optimistic about what the future holds for this team, so it’s all good.”TIP-INSWizards: Brooks was cheered during pregame introductions. He coached the Thunder from 2008-15 and led them to the NBA Finals in 2012. … The Wizards outrebounded the Thunder 55-41. … George had scored 37 points in each of his previous two games, but he shot 7 for 18 on Sunday night. … Beal took 27 shots to get his 25 points. … F Trevor Ariza made just 1 of 9 shots.Thunder: Reserve G Alex Abrines missed his fourth straight game due to personal reasons. … Westbrook had eight turnovers. … C Steven Adams scored 10 points in the first quarter and two the rest of the game. Porter had been playing sparingly since coming back from a right knee contusion. He came off the bench and made 7 of 17 shots and 4 of 6 3-pointers.“I am still trying to get the rust off,” he said. “Coming off the bench allows me to add scoring coming off the bench. I’m doing whatever I can.”Porter started every game he played the previous two seasons, but Brooks is considering keeping him in a reserve role.“Otto just wants to play and play well and play the right way,” Brooks said. “If we keep him there for a while, who knows. But we have been playing some good basketball. I know we haven’t won every game, but we’ve been playing hard, and we have to keep doing it. But he has a nice rhythm coming off the bench the last few games.”Russell Westbrook had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists for his 12th triple-double of the season and the 116th of his career. But he also had eight turnovers. Washington had nine as a team.ADVERTISEMENT STAT LINESThe Thunder were outscored by 32 points during backup point guard Dennis Schroder’s 17 minutes. He scored nine points on 3-for-10 shooting.HE SAID ITWestbrook on the off night for the team: “Eighty-two games. You think you’re going to play good every night, you’ve got another thing coming.”UP NEXTWizards: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.Thunder: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Washington won 116-98, beating the Thunder franchise on the road for the first time since it was still based in Seattle.The Thunder started the day with the second-best record in the Western Conference while Washington was nine games under .500 and still adjusting to losing star guard John Wall for the season. Those factors made the win sweeter for Brooks, the former Thunder coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It has to be up there, there’s no question,” he said. “We battled. We played against one of the best teams in basketball. They’ve got a lot of talent. They’ve got three All-Stars on the floor and I think we battled them and did a lot of things well.”Otto Porter had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, Jeff Green scored 16 points and Tomas Satoransky added 15 for the Wizards, who had been 0-9 against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, where they moved in 2008. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Asian Cup: Jordan stuns defending champ Australiacenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Washington coach Scott Brooks thinks his team delivered one of its best performances of the season on Sunday night.That’s what it took for the Wizards to finally win in Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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