…after Police unearth 56kg weedTishawn Haywood of 3rd Street, Alberttown, Georgetown appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly charged for being in possession of more than 56 kilograms of cannabis.Particulars of the charge are that on December 6, at Alberttown, the 27-year-old had in his possession 56.7 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.He denied the charge, and his defence attorney told the court that the narcotics were found in an open yard where seven other persons were dwelling at the time.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, however, revealed that Haywood had been under Police surveillance for some time, and on the day in question, he was seen by ranks unloading the said drugs with the help of another, storing same in a pen in the yard where he was apprehended, the court was told.Haywood was remanded, and the case will be called again on December 22.
The Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC) which recently won a court case against the State for the use of the name of the air carrier, has revealed that it remains optimistic to hit the market by February 2019.This was disclosed during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Friday at the GAC headquarters on Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Colin Abrams said he was ecstatic over the news that the airline won the case against the State.“We were pretty ecstatic with the ruling of the High Court in our favour that means we can move forward. The court order was procedural, they didn’t follow the procedures that they were supposed to…the bottom line is corporation is a living body and when you are attempting to remove life from that living body you have to notify them first,” Abrams told this publication, while speaking of the experienceThe Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Airways, Colin Abramsbetween himself and the Government.A court proceeding was filed after the CEO of GAC was discovered to be using the name of the previously Government-owned airline, which no longer exists.The inconvenienced business man explained, “Two years after we’ve been registered and putting all this together and spending all this money, they just snuffed the life out of us without a hearing, without anything. We just had a marshal show up at our secretary’s home and that’s it, so they kinda murdered us”.Despite the setbacks, he noted that he hopes the new airline will be able to hit the market by February.Why Guyana AirwaysWhen the CEO was asked why the name Guyana Airways, he averted the question and asked “why not Guyana Airways?”He said, “Since there was a 17-year void where there were no carriers from Guyana and we relied on the services of other airlines, I thought it was time to bring some national pride back to the country”.Local employmentThe fruits of Guyana Airways are already beginning to blossom, as the CEOGAC headquarters on Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetownrelated that most, if not all Guyanese employees will be hired.According to him, 110 flight attendants have already been hired for the two aircraft which will soon provide flights to Cuba, Barbados and Trinidad for now and will extend its services to the United States of America (USA) when Guyana becomes authorised to do so.Meanwhile, some 150 persons in total will be hired to work on the airline. Training for those employees will be done here in Guyana for four weeks and wind down in Miami, USA.Lower cost flightsAmong the cards expected to be thrown out on the table by the airline is that of low cost flights. The CEO noted that flights with Guyana Airways will be of a reduced cost all year round, which will afford Guyanese the opportunity to fly back and forth from North to South America.Abrams explained, “Usually the number one reason why people fly in a carrier is because of cost and two, it’s not only going to be low-cost but the experience from the time you purchase your ticket to the time you get to the airport”.The CEO promised excellent customer care service as compared to others.
The two men who were accused of killing a Crabwood Creek carpenter were set free on Thursday.Magistrate Rhondel Weever upheld a no-case submission made by Attorney Mursaline Bacchus who represented the two accused; Satrohan Madray and Antonio Singh Balrup.Asif Hamid, the murdered carpenter’s son, is currently incarcerated forAntonio Singh Balrupa previous murder. He is accused of conspiracy.Saeed Hamid at Bennett Dam, D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice, had disappeared after leaving his home on April 19, 2018. Detectives arrested Madray and Balrup after allegedly receiving information that implicated them.While in custody, they reportedly confessed to bludgeoning Hamid to the head andthen burning his body behind the home and temple of Madray at D’Edward village.Madray reportedly told the Police that he conspired with Asif Hamid, his close friend, to murder the vendor to prevent him from providing evidence against his son in his upcoming High Court trial.Bacchus, in his submission, stated that a prima facie case has not been made out against the two accused and they should both be discharged. “No person can be sent to trial at a Preliminary Inquiry unless a prima facie case is made out. In fact, it is the duty of a committing Magistrate to ensure that no one be sent to trial unless a case is made out.”Bacchus argued that there is no evidence that Balrup heard what Madray was saying in the video that was taken at the murder scene. He further argued that there was no confrontation between Madray and Balrup but yet, the prosecution’sSatrohan Madraycase stated that Madray’s had given a statement that implicated Balrup.“Apart from all the above, which, I submit, is sufficient for the discharge of both accused, there is no evidence that the person whom the accused person are charged with murdering, died from any injuries inflicted by any of the accused or by them both,” Bacchus said.The no-case submission was up held and they were set free. The case was prosecuted by Corporal Raquel Mars.The two men, who were arrested back in April during the initial stages of the investigation, were re-arrested in June but after intense interrogation, they allegedly led investigators to the burnt remains suspected to be that of the 65-year-old man.This is the second murder the duo was accused of committing and have been freed.
GAICO Construction continues its effort to develop and build local capacity. Over the past two weeks, GAICO Construction has conducted a series of training for its employees, who are now certified to operate cranes, forklifts, excavators, and other specialised equipment.GAICO Construction is firmly committed to creating a safe work environment for all of its employees and stakeholdersGAICO Construction is firmly committed to creating a safe work environment for all of its employees and stakeholders, the company noted in a press release. It also undertook the initiative for all heavy-duty equipment to be re-certified, meeting the highest standards necessary for safe operation.GAICO Construction Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Komal Singh is encouraging all companies and individuals to get their staff, equipment and company certified. He advises that operators and businesses in the sector should not only meet the demands of the oil and gas industry, but should also build the capacity of their employees.The 100-percent Guyanese-owned company plans to conduct continuous training for all employees to ensure they have the requisite competence.GAICO Construction is also a leading Private Sector organisation, celebrating over 25 years of business in Guyana. It specialises in civil works, marine, laboratory testing, manufacturing, and oil spill response services – currently the only company in Guyana offering oil spill response services.
While Barnes doesn’t think people should get ahead of themselves so early in the season, he does feel there is something different about Rangers this term.“It’s all going well,” he continued, “but you know what it’s like up there where one bad result, especially against Celtic, can change everything.“This year seems a little bit different. The last couple of years Rangers felt like they couldn’t compete – they had a bit of an inferiority complex.“Whereas now I think they feel they can get closer to them” kent bound “And Rangers have strengthened which means they are closer to them.“Celtic, for me, are still overwhelming favourites over a long period of time, [over] the season to win the league, but I think Rangers can actually get closer to them.“I think this game, if Rangers get a decent result, will go a long way in making Rangers and Rangers fans feeling like they are moving in the right direction.” Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos NOT HAPPY decision Top stories in Scottish football ‘IT’S ON’ WAT ABOUT THAT I told Rangers to beat Spurs to Luka Modric signing, reveals Ally McCoist ‘I think it’s careless’ – Gerrard takes aim at Scotland for Jack injury scrap McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso John Barnes believes Rangers have managed to close the gap on Celtic and put an end to the ‘inferiority complex’ they had about their Glasgow rivals.Steven Gerrard takes charge of his first Old Firm derby since being appointed manager of the Ibrox club on Sunday, still yet to taste defeat as Rangers boss. 2 Rangers finally get their man as Liverpool agree to £7m sale fear NO MOR Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally Rangers won’t be forced to sell star striker in January, Ibrox chief claims 2 Vinnie Jones: What I would have done to Scott Brown after Old Firm wind-up antics ALMOST LANGUAGE BARRIER Rangers team up with hummel UK to launch eco-friendly ZEROH2O kit Despite sitting one point behind Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, there is a real belief Rangers can win their first Old Firm derby since their liquidation. Last season the rivals faced off five times, with Celtic winning four and drawing one of the encounters, scoring 14 times and conceding just twice.Much of the expectation of Rangers picking up a result has come from the issues emanating from Parkhead, where Rodgers has endured a tough summer of failing to sign the players he wants and being knocked out the Champions League in the qualifying stage.Barnes, who managed the Hoops for a famously poor spell, believes this ‘disharmony’ at Celtic has opened the door for Rangers to close the gap on their local rivals.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Barnes said: “I think Rangers are closer to Celtic, and a lot of that is to so with the disharmony at Celtic.“I mean in the last couple of years Celtic have been so far ahead of Rangers, but this year where Brendan hasn’t got the signings he wanted, there doesn’t seem to be the harmony there. Rodgers has found things hard going this summer Gerrard’s spell in charge at Ibrox has started brightly
getty Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED 3 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news from Wednesday’s papers and online… 3 REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Fabinho is a target for PSG, just months after joining Liverpool, according to reports in France Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to want to manage in Italy’s Serie A in the future. (Evening Standard)Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would apparently prefer an executive role for his next job, rather than a return to management. The Frenchman has been linked with the Bayern Munich job. (Sky Sports)Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff is in talks to coach Celtic Under-20s. (The Sun)Barcelona are set to rename their famous Nou Camp home in a staggering £355million deal. (RAC1) moving on IN DEMAND targets LIVING THE DREAM Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona career has not gone to plan, but he is apparently keen to stay and fight for his place in the team The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a move for 20-year-old Porto and Brazil centre-back Eder Militao. (Daily Record)Tottenham and Manchester City target Matthijs de Ligt could be set for a move to Barcelona, after the 19-year-old Ajax star had dinner with the Spanish giants’ sporting director Eric Abidal. (Catalunya Radio)City are reportedly closing in on a deal for 23-year-old USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who plays from MLS club Columbus Crew. (Sky Sports)Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League. The 29-year-old is a long-term target for Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)France forward Ousmane Dembele has told Barcelona he does not want to leave in January. The 21-year-old has been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Paris Saint-Germain plan to open talks over a move for Liverpool midfielder Fabinho while the Reds are in the French capital for their Champions League clash. (L’Equipe)Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are the best attacking trio in the world, according to PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. (Daily Mirror)Ashley Cole has been offered a new contract by Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy – despite being released by the club just days ago. (The Sun)However, it is claimed the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender in keen on a return to English football and has received a number of offers from Championship clubs. (Daily Mirror) targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and transfer headlines:Kelvin Davis could replace Mark Hughes at SouthamptonMido describes his relationship with ‘weirdo’ Dimitar BerbatovMan United will not make a move for West Ham striker Marko ArnautovicMichy Batshuayi will not be returning to Chelsea in JanuaryTottenham reportedly want Napoli midfielder AllanEverton have entered the race to sign Tanguy Ndombele
A research report commissioned by Donegal County Childcare will be the key focus of two important debates in the Dáil in the coming weeks.Avril McMonagleIt follows the innovative research work into childcare supports for working families and the implications for employment.The research entitled ‘Supporting Working Families – Releasing a brake on economic growth’ was carried out by Indecon International Economic Consultants for Donegal County Childcare and was launched by Minister Frances Fitzgerald in Dublin in December. Avril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager, who initiated the research project early in 2013, has been invited to provide a presentation on the findings of the report to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children on Thursday 20th February.Minister Fitzgerald has already expressed her intention to be present for the presentation.Ms. McMonagle said she is delighted the report has generated a huge amount of interest from various Government Departments.“We already know that the findings and recommendations will be used to inform a review of childcare funding schemes during 2014. We are grateful to Sinn Fein Spokesperson for Children Caoimhghíin ó Caoláin and local TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn for nominating us to present to the Joint Committee’. The Donegal Report will also provide the background information for the first Private Members Business debate in the term of the current Government specifically on childcare this week.This is being brought forward by Robert Troy, TD Fianna Fail Spokesperson for Children and local TD Charlie McConalogue.In order to address this issue, the Fianna Fáíl led debate will provide a platform for a range of childcare related issues including increased investment and will call for the implementation of many of the proposals put forward in the Indecon Report regarding the cost of childcare.The cost of childcare as a barrier to employment is an issue that has been debated for years without any tangible solutions being brought forward.The report shows that thousands of working parents, particularly mothers, face a stark choice of quitting work because of the high cost of childcare, or continuing their careers while losing money. The report puts forward key policy initiatives which could be undertaken to reduce barriers to employment which would have positive benefits for working parents in Donegal who are earning just above the threshold for family income supports.Avril said the DCCC is particularly delighted that a Donegal based organisation has been successful in taking this crucial national issue to central government.“For this reason we knew for the onset that not only did our report need to be evidence based and solutions focussed – most importantly it needed to be properly costed to ensure that it would be taken seriously. We are delighted that we have succeeded in doing this and that our report is now central to all future policy discussions in this area’.DONEGAL GROUP TO BRING COST OF CHILDCARE TO THE CORRIDORS OF POWER was last modified: February 9th, 2014 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:Avril McMonagledailDonegal Childcare Committee
The “habitable zone” of a planet usually concerns its distance from the star such that it can support liquid water. But what if the star fries the surface with intense stellar winds?“Deadly stellar winds could put a stop to life” reads the headline of an article on Astrobiology Magazine. Planet Earth has a protective magnetic field that shields its inhabitants from the solar wind. But the solar wind emitted by our star is mild compared to the intense storms of charged particles flung out by other stars.Joe Llama from the University of St. Andrews looked at the winds that bombard one of the “hot Jupiters” (giant planets orbiting close to parent stars), named HD 189733. He considered what such a wind would do to an earth-like planet, even if it orbited in its habitable zone:In the case of HD 189733b, this is not a huge problem as it and other hot Jupiters are already far too hostile for life to survive. But strong stellar winds could also strip away the atmospheres of potentially habitable planets further out, something that would have dire consequences for their habitability. Joe comments: “Imagine what the Earth would be like with its air stripped away, placed in a radiation bath. There could be numerous planets like this that in many ways resemble our world, but where life never stood a chance.”The article did not quantify how many stars would irradiate their planets to death, but Llama thinks they “could be numerous”. There would be no point looking for life on planets in such systems. “For more than two decades we have been stepping up the search for other planets like the Earth,” he said. “Our new work will help refine this quest, enabling us to rule out the sites where dangerous activity on stars would kill off life from the start.”Earlier this month on Astrobiology Magazine, Sara Seager of MIT presented a “revised” Drake Equation that leaves off Frank Drake’s final factors about intelligent life evolving. She’s just interested in any kind of life emerging on a habitable planet. Llama’s conclusions will surely affect one factor she calls FQ, the fraction of stars that are quiet. “Some stars are like our solar maximum all the time, with flares and other activity,” Seager said. “We don’t like those noisy stars.”The “habitable zone” theory is is a classic case of dogmatic slumbers being jolted awake by physical reality. In Carl Sagan’s Cosmos days, it seemed so simple: billions upon billions of stars might have life, based on the idea that all you needed was a rocky planet at the right distance from its star. Over the past decade we have been adding complications to the “habitable zone” idea, narrowing down substantially the probability of finding those lucky stars. Last year about this time, our list of factors (reported from astrobiology literature) was at nine (see 9/08/12); we predicted additional factors would be thought of. Now we have #10: the Stellar Wind Habitable Zone. Earth continues to look mighty special in this vast universe. You can thank your lucky stars if your world view requires heavy doses of superstition. Others of us find positive evidence for intelligent design. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal (RFS) represents a major step backward for our nation’s most successful energy policy in the past 40 years. Ty Higgins visited with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis about how these proposed changes would effect rural America and how comments can be made before the upcoming deadline. Growth Energy Tom BuisHere is the link to make comments to EPA about the RFS proposal