Airport management, security did nothing wrong – Gouveia

first_imgMissing Cessna 206 planes…says Govt should pursue pilotsVeteran Pilot and Aviation operator, Captain Gerry Gouveia has come out in strong defence of the management of the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (EFCIA) and the Airport Security, after two Cessna 206 plans, which were allegedly escaping Litigation in the High Court, were flown from that airport to locations outside of Guyana on Sunday morning.Captain Gerry GouveiaThe two Cessna 206s which disappeared from Eugene F Correia International AirportGouveia, a former army pilot and managing director of Roraima Airways, told Guyana Times Sunday evening that the airport management and security “did nothing wrong”.“The Airport and the Airport Security are no way in violation of anything to do with what happened at Ogle (EFCIA) with these airplanes. It is the pilot who violated the Guyana Aviation Laws and the International Aviation Laws. He violated the privileges of his licence and the Government of Guyana should pursue him to the end of the earth to ensure this type of disrespect to our law and order is not allowed to prevail,” Gouveia said.Gouveia’s comment came on the hells of similar remarks reportedly made by Spokesman of EFCIA, Kit Nascimento who had reported that there was no breach of airport security.In fact, he noted that the pilots took off without filing a flight plan and without notifying the airport security and immigration: “I want to stress that every licensed airport operator has access to their aircraft whether in hangers or on the tarmac… these aircraft were parked on the light aircraft parking facility that is available at the Airport.”He stressed that all the airport security staff were on duty and would have allowed the men onto the airstrip because they had air flight passes.The pilots, the official reiterated, did not notify the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The air traffic control tower was only aware of what was happening as the aircraft were taxing down the runway to take off.There were also reports that the pilots, before departing with the planes, left forged customs documents.But, when contacted and questioned on the reports of forged documents being left, Nascimento declined to offer a comment.The two planes departed the airport in the early hours of Saturday, without clearance from Customs, Immigration and Air Traffic Control.The aircraft bearing registration numbers 8R-GTP and 8R-GMP are subjects of High Court litigation in Guyana and were not supposed to leave the country.Acting director general of Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Chitranie Heeralall had confirmed that the aircraft left Guyana without authorisation, adding that the planes left between 04:00h and 04:30h.The aircraft, which are worth US$110,000 each, are owned by Oxford Aviation and were subjected to a court injunction by Phoenix Airways. The planes were however detained in Anguilla after flying through Trinidad airspace and landing in Grenada to refuel.One of the pilots was identified as Munidat Persaud, a Guyanese who owns a flight school and charter service in the United States. The other pilot Guyana Times understands is not licenced to fly in Guyana’s airspace. (Edward Layne)last_img read more

Dawit Feyissa wins Cactus cyclo cross race

first_imgSecond went to Gary Hilderman in 33:32, third was Pat Ferris with a time of 35:13, and Adam Currie finished in fourth.There were three other riders taking part in the race however, they did not finish because of mechanical difficulties or issues with the mud on the track.Riders for the Blizzard Bike Club will have another race on Sunday at 2 p.m. for another running of the event.- Advertisement –last_img

Huskies come derailed

first_imgEarly in the second, Cody Hildebrand scored a sensational short-handed goal, when he outraced Nathan Johnson to a clearance, swooped to the net, and deaked around Kris Dika. Nick Fitzpatrick soon backhanded a puck past Ty Gullickson, but after an unsuccessful Huskies 2-on-1, Kole Norris stole the puck back, and fed Cody Kalb in front, giving the Huskies a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes. “In the first two periods we came out better than we have the whole series” said Huskies coach Jeremy Clothier of his team’s start. “We forechecked and they had a tough time getting out of their end.” But, desperately needing a win, the Huskies couldn’t finish the Wheelers off. A combination of a hyper-aggressive Grande Prairie attack, and soft defence from Fort St. John, allowed the visitors to climb back in the game in the final period. – Advertisement – The Huskies took a 2-1 lead after the first period, on goals from Cam MacKinnon and Luke McInerney, with Cory Littman finishing a clever passing play for Grande Prairie’s lone marker. But, they came unglued in the third, as the Wheelers stormed back to win the game, and take a stranglehold on the best-of-seven semi final. Now trailing by two goals, the Huskies slowly turned the tide, and forced the play back into the Grande Prairie zone. But, it was too little too late, and GP goaltender Kris Dika was seldom forced to make a difficult or second save. With 36 seconds left, and Mark Sauchenko in the penalty box, the Huskies scored a 6-on-4 goal to get within one. But, there were unable to get the puck deep again, and the Wheelers held on for the victory.  “We came out real strong in the first and second, and really that should carry over to the third period” sais Huskies forward Steven Fast after the game. “We were lacking that extra drive tonight” he said. Fast was playing his first game since game three of the Beaverlodge series, and admitted that being on the outside looking in made it a little harder to get fired up for the game. “It’s a little tough getting the legs going a little bit, but once it hits the second period then usually I get back to my game.”  Fast will play game four on Sunday, before returning to Calgary.  Grande Prairie is now comfortably in the driver’s seat in the series, leading three games to none, with game four at the Coca-Cola Centre on Sunday afternoon. For the Huskies, the climb will be steep, but the game-plan is simple.   “Come out and play a full 60 minutes” said Fast of the challenge, adding “we’ve got to get pucks out – that was our main problem in the third period tonight.” Sunday’s game starts at 4:30/5:00, and will be broadcast live on Moose FM. It will be a do-or-die game for Fort St. John, with the Wheelers one win away from a berth in the NWJHL finals.  “We’ve just got to find a spark” said Fast, adding “I think Payden will be that spark.” The Huskies will look forward to the return of their Captain on Sunday, with Payden Wongstedt now ready to return from his four-game suspension. Jeremy Clothier admits getting Wongstedt back in the lineup will be huge for his team, but he knows they’ll need to play a complete game like they did through the first 40 minutes on Friday. “It’ll be a surprise” said Clothier, adding “I don’t have a clue which team is going to show up, just hopefully it’s the right one.  The Huskies jumped out of the gate, and doubled Grande Prairie in scoring through the first two periods of the pivotal game three on Friday night. By Jon Zacks In just 11 minutes of play, the Wheelers scored four consecutive goals. Cordell Shmyr, Kyle Weegar (2), and Patrick Pearson all beat Ty Gullickson, three of them on second or third opportunities. Amazingly, all four goals were scored before the Huskies had a single third-period shot. “In the third period, I don’t know what team decided to come out in and play“ said Jeremy Clothier of the collapse. “We came out and we just gave them the puck.” In other NWJHL news, the Whitecourt Wolverines advanced to their third consecutive finals on Friday, with a 9-3 win in Dawson Creek, completing the sweep of the Jr. Canucks. last_img read more

Chris Hadfield lands down in Dawson Creek

first_imgDawson Creek had a very anticipated-guest this weekend at the EnCana Event Centre – none other than Colonel Chris Hadfield.Col. Hadfield was a keynote speaker at the What If? Conference, put on by the Rotary District 5370.Media were invited to ask him two questions before the show, and Col. Hadfield had a variety of interesting answers to all the media inquiries.- Advertisement -Energetic City got the chance to ask Col. Hadfield two questions.As a retired astronaut now, how do you feel about the news that there seems to be water on mars? Can you expand on that?One of the most fundamental questions in history – I think every shepherd who sat out at night, and looked up at the sky, thought, “Are we alone? Is earth it? Or is there life somewhere else?”Advertisement Everyone who imagines UFOs, or watches ET or Star Trek, or Star Wars, they’re all kind of wondering? “Are we alone, or not?” and we’ve never found any evidence to show there’s life anywhere besides Earth. Because lots of people imagine stuff, and we wish there was, but there’s no hard evidence yet.But this week, we saw water – proved that water is flowing on the surface of Mars. And everywhere we have water and heat, we have life. Everywhere. Look under your sink. Anywhere you have water, you have life.There’s no guarantee there’s life on Mars. But the way we understand life, it’s becoming a more and more likely place to look. And if we can find even a fossil, or even the most primitive microbe or whatever, on Mars … we know there’s life on earth. And if we can find life on Mars, that means there is life everywhere – it means the universe is full of life.Water is not the final discovery, but it is a really, sort of entrancing, sort of a very leading … it’s the type of thing you’d like to find.Advertisement That little rover driving around is just not capable of doing all the investigation. Either we need to send better rovers, or maybe eventually, we’ll have to send people to go and look and answer that fundamental question.My next question is a less serious one – When you returned to earth’s atmosphere, did you drop things?I flew in space three times, twice on the US Space Shuttle, and once on the Russian Soyuz.On my third flight, which was the long flight, my body got completely used to living in space. So when I came back, there was no confusion about whether I was in space or whether I was on Earth. As soon as I got back, my body knew I was back.But on my first two flights, they were short and I think my body was still confused as to whether or not I was on Earth or not. When I woke up the next morning, I could feel myself floating above my bed, even though I wasn’t – because my body hadn’t settled as to where I was.Advertisementcenter_img When I first got back, I did try to float a video tape to Jerry Ross. And both of us, like two bad, slow-motion, Godzilla monsters watched like, “Nooo!” … picked up this tape off the ground. So, yeah, it’s a fairly common astronaut thing to get back and forget there’s gravity.Listen to the full interview here:[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]last_img read more


first_imgA HOST of celebrities are at the Mount Errigal Hotel today as 2FM broadcasts live from 4pm to 7pm – ahead of the star-studded charity gala dinner hosted by Danny ‘Buster’ O’Carroll.Eoghan McDermott’s live broadcast will see him chatting to some of the celebrities who will be working as waiters and waitresses for guests tonight.The line-up of stars includes Pat Shields from Mrs Browns Boys, Dermot O’Neill, Mrs Browns Boys, Paddy Houlihan, Mrs Browns Boys, Jeremy Kyle, TV presenter, Steve Garrigan, lead singer from top Irish band Kodaline, Laurance Kinlin (Love/Hate) Jason McAteer (ex-footballer) Shane Burn (ex-Rugby player) Ronnie Whelan (ex-footballer) Stephen Hunt (footballer) Noel Hunt (footballer) Peter Odemwinge (footballer) Jason Quigley (boxer) Paddy Wallace (ex-Rugby player) Diana Bunici (TV presenter/Writer) and Mundy will be coming to sing a few songs. Daniel O’Donnell was also spotted earlier.It promises to be a great night – it will help Louise James and also help Pieta House establish an outreach centre in County Donegal.A charity auction tonight will see a load of top prizes going under the hammer.Rory Cowan has even handed over a signed David Bowie book to make some money for the local good causes.  HOST OF CELEBRITIES AT MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL FOR LIVE 2FM BROADCAST TODAY was last modified: May 20th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Reason Bobby Madley quitting as Premier League ref has been revealed

first_imgBobby Madley could continue his refereeing career in Norway.The 32-year-old stunned the Premier League by calling time on his career as a top official in England last week. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Madley was considered one of English football’s most talented young referees.He was charged with overseeing several high-profile fixtures last season, including Manchester United’s home games against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and Liverpool v Arsenal in March.The Yorkshireman also refereed the Community Shield game between Arsenal and Chelsea in August last year and was recently promoted to the FIFA list, making him eligible to officiate in the Champions League and Europa League. Latest Premier League News Bobby Madley was considered a rising start by the PGMOL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ALTERED REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED center_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 smart causal possible standings gameday There was wild speculation over the reasons for his resignation, but it has since emerged he is planning to relocate.Madley is understood to preparing to move to Norway with his partner and has already held talks with the Scandinavian country’s refereeing governing body.Norwegian official Terje Hauge told TV 2: “We have received an inquiry confirming that he is going to Norway.“We have talked to him once and we agree to stay in touch. He moves during the fall.“When visiting, we will have good conversations with him. If he is motivated to become part of our environment, he is welcome.” Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware last_img read more

SC Villa seek maiden league victory when they travel to Matugga

first_img Tags: bright starsSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop SC Villa are still winless after two games this season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars vs SC VillaChampions Stadium, MatuggaSaturday, 20-10-2018 @04:30pmMATUGGA – Bright Stars Football Club host 16 time league champions SC Villa at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe in the Star Times Uganda Premier league.Bright Stars who are currently third in the league haven’t lost any of their first two games having defeated both Nyamityobora and Maroons.For the Joogos who are under a new head coach they haven’t started brightly, currently without victory in their first two games and lost the last 1-0 at home to Onduparaka.What the coaches are saying:.Moses Basena (SC VILLA).“We are aware that Bright stars wants to keep the unbeaten run going but my team wants this win more than anything so we are going there to pick the 3points.“They are not an easy team but my boys have trained well and i believe we are going to play and try to win.“I have a new member on the team Albert Mugisa who has just been cleared to play so he is going to my team will be boosted.Fred Kajoba (Bright Stars).“My boys are ready to face any team that comes to the champions stadium, so am not scared to play Villa because we are home we must win.“The team has played well in the last games but our main target is to win the remaining matches and also to be among the top 4 clubs.”Team News:Bright Stars Will rely on the services of their team Captain Nelson Senkatuuka who has scored in each of the games played. The Matugga based sides have also been boosted by the fact that they have no injury concerns hence Kajoba has a full pool of players to select from.For SC villa, they will have Albert Mugisa who has been cleared to play so the team will rely on him plus Semujju Joseph and Bashiru Mutanda who scored against Kirinya SS.The team is however without Edgar luzige and Yusuf Mukisa who got injuries during training.Match Facts:SC Villa have not had the best outing at the champions Stadium failing to win any of their last three encounters there. They have lost 1 game and 2 draws and there only win {SC VILLA) was by a solitary goal back in the 2015/2016 season.Other games on Saturday:-Vipers SC vs Nyamityobra-Kitende @04:00pm-Mbarara City vs Maroons-Kavumba @04:30pmComments last_img read more

Sibanye – Stillwater commits to improving safety at work as it rolls out its safety strategy

first_imgSouth Africa’s economic activity is mainly centred on mining, therefore, it is important that crucial safety strategies are implemented. The safety of employees is very imperative particularly in the mining sector as success lies in the employees’ capability to work effectively in a conducive environment. It is every employee’s right to work in a safe and healthy environment, no employees should have to suffer because of preventable dangers in the work environment.In 2014 the mining sector contributed R18 billion to the South African fiscus, a total of 495,568 people were employed. With numbers like these, it has become necessary for all stakeholders to work together, to support and enable the achievement of zero harm in the workplace.Sibanye-Stillwater is the largest individual producer of precious metals in South Africa and is one of 10 largest gold producers globally. It has recently experienced a significant increase in incidents, with 20 employees having lost their lives in nine separate incidents since February 2018.In a recent statement CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, Mr Neal Froneman said; “One life lost is one too many. We are appalled by the loss of our employees’ lives at our mines over the past few months. It pains all of us when employees are injured or lose their lives in safety incidents. While we cannot rectify the harm that has occurred, we will continue to support the families as best we can in their grief”.In the process of improving safety at all their operations, Sibanye – Stillwater rolled out a safety strategy in 2017. “The safety of employees is our primary concern and, if it is not safe to operate, we expect conditions to be fixed before work can resume at a working place. There is substantial evidence that well-organised workplaces are both safe and productive, and that is our aim”, adds Froneman.Sibanye – Stillwater has committed to;Launch a safety summit with stakeholders to work towards a common goal of reducing work-related fatal accidents and injuriesContinue to provide necessary support, including counselling, financial backing, housing, education support and other benefits to the grieving families of the deceased employeesSupport and promote adherence to Section 23 of the Mine Health and Safety ActEstablished safety programmes which inform employees, supervisors and managers about the right to withdraw from an unsafe workplace and how to apply Section 23 responsiblyInstituted a programme to promote the behaviour change required so that the right to withdraw becomes an integral part of our workplace cultureAfford employees a formal grievance procedure and an anonymous tip-offs system that any employee can use if they are given an unlawful instruction or are victimised.The launch of Digiine a collaborative partnership between Sibanye – Stillwater and the University of the Witwatersrand is expected to complement and improve safety and operating effectiveness.last_img read more

IPL 2019: We are turning things around, doing good as a team, says AB de Villiers

first_imgAB de Villiers was undoubtedly the star of the show on Wednesday night as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs after being stranded at 81/4 at one stage. While he had the perfect partner in Marcus Stoinis, his 44-ball 82 was the cornerstone of RCB’s fourth win in five games this season.Speaking after the game, ABD said that he was only looking to stay calm and not get rattled by the situation. While his innings and the partnership with Stoinis was the game changer, de Villiers also praised the RCB bowlers for putting up a good show as it was relatively easy to bat in the second innings.”I tried to stay calm in the last few overs. It is not easy always, the game is happening at a rapid pace. We know our home ground very well, it hasn’t been a great hunting ground for us to start with but we are turning things around now. And we are doing things well now. We are doing good as a team now. I still think 160 was a par score but it gets easier in the second innings. Our bowlers executed their plans to perfection in the end,” he smiled.Opener Parthiv Patel also played a nice little cameo (43 off 24 balls) and said that the team has nothing to lose now and that has made them ensure that they enjoy themselves in the middle.”We have nothing to lose. We just go and enjoy ourselves. (Earlier in the tournament) We were unlucky not to finish off games. It was about converting performance into results. I have been practising hard. There’s communication between us (him and Kohli). If I strike at above 150, he can take his time,” he said.advertisement.@ABdeVilliers17 treated us to his range of 360 degree shots in a knock of 82* (44) to walk away with the Man of the Match award#RCBvKXIP (@IPL) April 24, 2019Parthiv also pointed at how he looks to guide the bowlers from behind the wicket. “First of all, making sure four people are inside the circle; that’s important. And also having right people in right areas, convey to the bowlers which length is correct to bowl. I try to do that game after game. We have had few tight games not going our way. Happy to be on the other side,” he smiled.Also Read | Virat Kohli elated after RCB win again: Losing six in a row really hurt usAlso Read | AB de Villiers stars as Royal Challengers Bangalore storm to 3rd successive winAlso Read | AB de Villiers in splits as umpire loses match balllast_img read more

Ibrahimovic gets hilarious rebrand

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimović ‘What else can we lie about?’ – Zlatan’s new PR guy comically tries to rebrand Ibra’s image Chris Burton 22:25 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Man Utd v Brighton, 17/18 Getty Images Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United Premier League The Manchester United striker is famed for his outlandish personality and comments, but the Swede has been urged to display a more mellow side Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone a comical rebrand which sees him backtrack on many of his outlandish statements.The 36-year-old is renowned for his larger-than-life personality, with the Swedish superstar never afraid to blow his own trumpet or express an opinion which may ruffle a few feathers.Maybe, though, he is mellowing with age, with the iconic frontman working with a PR team to change his image. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player From comparing himself to a lion to questioning the ability of former Norway international John Carew, the new Zlatan is eager to set the record straight.My feet are firmly on the ground. Where else would they be?— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) December 3, 2017“Hi, I’m Zlatan and my feet are firmly on the ground” – words you perhaps never imagined to leave Ibrahimovic’s lips.Maybe, though, this altered version of a famous character is not as clean cut as he is trying to make out, with it difficult even for him to make concessions regarding old adversary Carew.Can you imagine if this is what Ibrahimovic had become – how boring would the football world be without its self-proclaimed king!Fortunately, that is not about to happen any time soon, with it safe to assume that there will be plenty of sound bites and talismanic performances to come from a modern-day legend before he hangs up his boots and picks up another bunch of flowers.last_img read more