first_imgFly Jamaica crash-landing…Int’l, regional safety bodies on team continue probe – GovtA number of safety, transportation and regulatory bodies from local and overseas have been included in an investigative team probing the emergency landing of Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 on November 9 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).The crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft at CJIAThis is according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who, during the 99th Sitting of the National Assembly on Monday, revealed that the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is conducting an independent investigation into the incident.“GCAA will be conducting this investigation,” Patterson explained. “As indicated, 128 persons were on board. On evacuation, a total of 10 passengers were taken to the Diamond hospital with the assistance of CJIA ambulance, while the others were examined at CJIA. An independent investigation is ongoing in examining the aircraft and operations on the morning of the accident and review of the standard operating procedures.”“The Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board of the United States were notified. An investigative team has been established, including of the GCAA representing the state of occurrence, the US National Safety Board representing the state of registry, and commercial airline engineers representing the manufacturers,” Patterson explained.Besides these agencies, Patterson revealed, the Canadian Transportation and Safety Board and the AIG Regional Cooperation Mechanism (ARCM) were also subsequently advised and invited to provide technical assistance to the GCAA.Patterson also revealed that the aircraft has been officially handed over to the operator, Fly Jamaica Airways, for removal from the CJIA site. He stressed, however, that the aircraft is still subject to the control of the Accident Investigation Unit of the GCAA.Further, the minister extended apologies for the alleged actions of some members of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS). At least 14 firefighters were implicated in removing several devices belonging to the crew and passengers after they had entered the plane as first responders to the accident.One of the firemen has reportedly returned some of the stolen items, while some of the stolen items were found at the Timehri Fire Station. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has since confirmed in sections of the media that the firefighters who were accused of misconduct have been suspended pending the outcome of ongoing investigations.Preliminary reportsMeanwhile, Patterson explained that, based on preliminary reports, all emergency procedures were activated when the plane landed, and the team at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was placed on standby.The minister also revealed that the pilot did not declare an emergency at the time. Instead, according to Patterson, it was reported to air traffic control that there was a hydraulic issue and the flight will return.The aircraft had taken off from CJIA at about 02:10h on November 9, 2018, destined for Toronto, Canada. However, the flight encountered hydraulic problems after some time, and returned to Timehri, where it crash-landed.85-year-old Rookhia Kalloo, a pensioner who was on the flight, died while receiving treatment at a medical facility one week after the incident.Following last week’s incident, investigators will finally be able to access data that would indicate exactly what went wrong, because the Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (Pink Box) have both been sent to the NTSB in the United States.NTSB is an independent US Government agency that overlooks investigations into air transportation accidents. On Saturday last, an NTSB investigator arrived in Guyana in order to work with GCAA and other stakeholders at the crash site.last_img read more

first_imgRamps Logistics on Saturday put smiles on over 350 orphans’ faces with a day of fun at their second annual Ramps logistics Christmas Treat at the National Park, Georgetown.Children meeting SantaBusiness Development Director Marisca Jordan told Guyana Times that the company decided to treat the children of the orphanages they work with all year long, along with a few other homes. She related that their company catered for almost 400 children, with a total of 500 persons after including adults and staff.Meanwhile, the event was filled with many activities which included a list of games and entertainment for the children, pony riding, a locally-made single bowling rink, bouncy castles, rock climbing, ‘decorate your cookie’, among other friendly games.Elves dancing at the National Park, Georgetown on Saturday to put smiles on the faces of 350 orphans who were at the eventJordan said, ‘’we tried to make it fun and interactive, GTT sponsored the arts and craft section so they sent a few of their volunteers to just be here working with the kids”.Besides, everything available to the kids was free of cost. Also, there was a food station where the children were treated to all they can eat.“We have cupcakes, all you can eat, by the way, hot dogs, a candy station, snow cones from Jerry’s; Palm Court sponsored Royal Castle chicken for all the kids,” she further added.Nevertheless, every child present at the event was given a present that was personally labelled and handed to them by Santa.“We are providing food, drinks, games and of course, security to these children”, the Director said.She advised that other companies come on board since this initiative should be done all year round.“This is an initiative we take with pride and it is not something we just want to do around Christmas time, just for the kids at Christmas… especially kids coming from these homes, it is very important to have something sustainable, and show that we really do care about them,” she further added.Cartoon characters had the children excited throughout the event. Meanwhile, appropriate children’s soundtracks were played as they lined up in numbers to play games, have their face painted and of course, see Santa.The homes where the children came from were St Ann’s Home, Joshua House, Shaheed’s Orphanage, and Sophia Care Centre.last_img read more

first_imgJon Spence Forward: Steven Fast Kole Norris Advertisement The NWJHL has announced there will be a league all-star game this year – taking place in Whitecourt. The game will be an east vs. west format, with players from FSJ, Dawson Creek, Sexsmith, and Beaverlodge representing the West, and Whitecourt, Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, and Peace River in the East. Taking place on Saturday Jan. 17th – the day will also feature a skills competition, and a banquet, as well as some time to mix with the fans. 21 players will dress for each team, with numbers based on standings a couple of weeks ago. – Advertisement -6 players will represent Fort St. John at the event: Defence: Payden Wongstedt Advertisement Cody Kalb Dan Pappin As there was no game last year, it will be the first NWJHL all-star appearance for all six players. The West will be coached by Dawson Creek’s Duncan Redfearn.last_img read more

first_imgTickets for the tie will go for as low as £5, equivalent to Sh650 for adults while tickets for young ones will go for £1 (Sh130) with all proceeds from the match going into community projects undertaken by Everton in Merseyside.Gor won the right to play The Toffees after winning the SportPesa Super Cup in Nakuru following a 2-0 conquest over Simba SC in an entertaining final at the Afraha Stadium.“It’s a huge opportunity for the players to test their skills against European opposition and showcase what they can do. It’s not every day that you get the chance to face a Premier League team and we’re going to make it count on November 6,” Gor Mahia head coach, clearly excited at the prospect of playing back at his home country said.Kelvin Twissa, Chief Marketing Officer at SportPesa said:“SportPesa is passionate about football and taking every opportunity, and there’s no bigger opportunity for Gor Mahia than facing English Premier League heavyweights, Everton. Playing in England will help the players improve and they will no doubt be able to take their experience back to Kenya which will help grow the game there.”Fans looking to secure their seat on November 6 should head to tickets.evertonfc.com.This will be the second meeting between the two sides after they clashed last year in Dar es Salaam, Gor Mahia losing 2-1 with Wayne Rooney scoring a cracker of a goal on his return to the club after almost a decade and a half with Manchester United.While in Tanzania the Blues, alongside SportPesa, won hearts and minds in the region when they participated in a range of promotional and charitable activities across Dar es Salaam.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo attempts to take on Everton right back Jonjoe Kenny in a pre-season friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Ticket sales for next month’s historic clash pitting record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia and English Premier League side Everton FC started on Wednesday, less than a month before the tie scheduled for Goodison Park on November 6.The two sides will contest the SportPesa Trophy, with Gor Mahia making history as the first African side to play against Premier League opposition in the United Kingdom.last_img read more

first_imgThe left-back played for United from 2006 to 2014, winning five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown among a host of honours.But the 38-year-old, who had a short-term deal with West Ham last season, didn’t always enjoy a smooth ride at Old Trafford.Evra had told Woodward he intended to leave United when his contract expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, but after initially accepting his decision, Woodward announced he had triggered a one-year contract extension against the player’s wishes.Evra went ballistic and threatened Woodward when he spoke to him about the deal.Two months later the defender, then 33, joined Juventus for £1.2 million.“Before the end of that season Ed told me: ‘Patrice, you’re going to stay for another year because we’ve got an option in your contract,’” Evra told Sky Sports on Tuesday.“But I told him I needed to leave because of family reasons. He shook my hand and said he understood. Then in May I was having dinner in Dubai on my birthday and had a text from my agent.“He told me to go somewhere quiet and sent me a message with the statement from United saying they were pleased to renew my contract for another year. I went mad, I was really disappointed.“I called Ed and swore on the phone, even threatened him. He said I couldn’t talk to the director of football like that and that he was going to fine me.“After that Ryan Giggs called and said I couldn’t leave just because of one man, but it gave me an excuse to leave. I’d already said to my wife we were going to leave, but inside I didn’t ever really feel I could. That gave me a little push.”Evra’s revelation of the Woodward bust-up came on the same day he admitted his success in football was inspired by his humble childhood.“I had nothing. We had nothing. But I was living as if I had everything,” Evra wrote in the Players’ Tribune.“If I could tell you one secret about my life, this would be it. Anyone can be happy — anyone can love this game. Without this mindset, my friend, I would not be sitting here as a recently retired left back who played for France, Juventus and Manchester United.“I would probably still be sitting outside a shop in Paris, begging for money to buy a sandwich.“I’m not joking. When I grew up in Les Ulis, a commune in the Paris suburbs, I was living with my parents and some of my brothers and sisters. I have 24 of them.“So we were about a dozen people in the same house. My father was providing a lot of our income through his job as an ambassador.“That’s what took our family from Senegal, where I was born, to Brussels and then to Les Ulis. But when I was 10 he divorced my mother. He took the sofa and the TV and even the chairs.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Patrice Evra has revealed a furious row with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 30 – Patrice Evra has revealed he threatened Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a heated row over his future at the club in 2014.Former France defender Evra retired from football on Monday after a glittering career that included an eight-year spell with United.last_img read more

first_img Scott Brown 1 Celtic skipper Scott Brown could be set for a three-month injury layoff after suffering a knee injury.Ahead of the crucial Europa League clash with Ajax at Parkhead on Thursday night, manager Ronny Deila revealed the Scotland captain could be side-lined for between eight and 12 weeks after damaging his ligaments against Kilmarnock at the weekend.Midfielders Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton are suspended, while fellow midfielder Kris Commons is likely to miss out again with a combination of a hamstring injury and illness, although Charlie Mulgrew has recovered from the thigh injury which has kept him out since September.last_img read more

first_img Woods twice won by at least three shots, although that’s not surprising. Nineteen of his 46 victories on the PGA Tour have been by at least three shots, with four of those in double digits. “It’s very seldom a guy gets on a roll with his putter to the point where he can separate himself from the field, like Tiger has done a few times, and Ernie did here, and Duval,” Fred Funk said. Funk still hasn’t experience that. Of his seven victories, the largest margin was two strokes. HOME COURSE ADVANTAGE Jim Furyk has a house near the 18th hole at Kapalua and spends about a month there each year, so he is no stranger to the Plantation course. That doesn’t mean he has a homefield advantage at the Mercedes Championships. Furyk gives the same answer he does when asked about his advantage at The Players Championship, because he lives just down the street from the TPC at Sawgrass. It’s a golf course 50 weeks out of the year and a tournament course the other two. Besides, he comes to Kapalua to relax. “I’ve played this course five times or less outside of the golf tournament,” Furyk said. “It’s actually prepared differently. The greens aren’t as firm. They’re not as quick. It’s a different golf course. It’s like living at TPC at Sawgrass, playing The Players Championship. It isn’t the same golf course for the other 11“ months. There’s a tiny bit of an advantage just for sight lines, different things off the tee. But not tremendous.” If he has an advantage, it comes from making so many trips to this tournament. Furyk has missed the Mercedes Championships once since it moved to Kapalua in 1999. He also played the old Lincoln-Mercury Invitational in the silly season, giving him 40 rounds of experience. “If I haven’t figured it out by now, it’s never going to happen,” he said. DUE DATE Appleby left the Mercedes Championships immediately after winning last year to get home to Australia, where his wife gave birth to their first child three days later. Ashley is pregnant again, and it could mess with his schedule. His American-born wife is due the first week of March, although she plans to have this child in Orlando, Fla., so travel won’t be so difficult. “It worked out nice last year because I stayed over there, then we played the Heineken Classic (in Melbourne), then I came back and played the end of the West Coast Swing,” Appleby said. This birth is up against either the Accenture Match Play Championship at La Costa in California or Doral in Miami. Should it come the week of Match Play, that might end his streak as the only player to compete in every World Golf Championship since the series began in 1999. TIME TO REFLECT The last time Sean O’Hair came to Hawaii, he made his PGA Tour debut at the Sony Open last year. Even now he has a hard time believing how far he has come. “I think my first words for a PGA Tour event was, `Holy cow, I just saw Ernie Els.’ That was pretty cool,” O’Hair said. The 23-year-old O’Hair won the John Deere Classic in July, finished 18th on the money list with nearly $2.5 million and was voted rookie of the year. “I couldn’t honestly tell you that I expected to be here,” he said, referring to the winners-only field. “I feel sometimes I’ve got to pinch myself. But we’ve worked hard, and I guess the hard work pays off.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woods owns the record for largest margin of victory at a major, winning by 15 shots in the 2000 U.S. Open. Kapalua has had two runaways during its seven years hosting the Mercedes Championships. David Duval won by nine shots in 1999 during his rapid rise to No. 1 in the world (the next time he played, he shot 59 in the final round of the Bob Hope Classic), and Ernie Els won by eight shots in 2003 when he set a PGA Tour record at 31 under par. The other five events at Kapalua were decided by one shot or in a playoff. “That’s just the level of play,” Appleby said. “It’s a unique sport. You can look at motor sports, you look at Formula One, they have competitive teams, all the cars look the same. Sometimes you have races where it’s a whitewash. You don’t want that. Having runaways is not good for any sport.” Last year on the PGA Tour, 36 of 47 tournaments were decided by two shots or fewer, with 11 of those a playoff. The largest margin belonged to Kenny Perry at the Colonial, where he shot 63-64 in the middle of the tournament and won by seven. Bart Bryant won by six shots in his wire-to-wire victory at the Tour Championship. Perhaps another way to illustrate the depth of talent is the margin of victory: Runaways are rare. “To separate yourself from a bunch of other very, very good players more than likely playing some really good golf is going to be very difficult,” second-round leader Stuart Appleby said. “What Tiger did at Pebble Beach a few years back was unheard of.” center_img KAPALUA, Hawaii — The high turnover at the winners-only Mercedes Championships is one example that ability on the PGA Tour is separated by a fine line. Eleven of the 31 players from last year were eligible to return to Kapalua. And because three guys didn’t show, only eight returners teed it up for the second straight year. last_img

first_imgThe Motiv8 LK contestants were given an early morning wake-up call during the week as Betty Holmes from Donegal Action for Cancer Care called in to wish the group well and outline the benefit to the charity of this awareness and fundraising drive.Motiv8 LK contestants will have sponsored cards to help raise finance for Donegal Action for Cancer Care with additional fundraising activities to be confirmed in the coming weeks. John Watson of Watson Hire also shed some light on how he’s finding the training so far. John told us that ‘I hadn’t run in 10 years, am feeling fitter and healthier and just loves the 6am starts!’Training continues for the contestants and members of the public with a running session on Friday morning at 6.30am.A full timetable is available to download through www.motiv8fitness.eu/uploads/Summer_2012_Timetable.pdf. A new ‘Best Trainer of the Week’ award will be announced from next week as the competition intensifies!For more information on The Motiv8 LK Challenge and DACC see www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE INCREASE MOTIV8ION FOR LK FITNESS CONTESTANTS was last modified: May 16th, 2012 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)last_img read more

first_img crackers Some of the criticisms directed at Pogba at club level have also dogged him on the international stage, with his lack of consistency showing up when the 25-year-old represents Les Bleus.Discussing Pogba’s international career, Aliadiere explained how the population of France view the midfielder.“Some games he wants to play and is brilliant, and other games he’s just very nonchalant,” he continued. “You just don’t feel he gives 100 per cent, or he’s fighting or working hard.“That’s what we all kind of feel [about Pogba] in France.“Yesterday he had a graet game because the players around him had a good game, so he kind of feels like ‘oh good, we are all having a good game, everybody’s turned up today so let’s have fun’.“But when we really need him, and the team needs him in the middle with the ball to come forward, sometimes he’s not really there.“It’s a mixed feeling with him.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Despite starting the tournament relatively slowly, Pogba came to life with a brilliant performance against La Albiceleste; he dominated the midfield area, launching numerous attacks by utilising his brilliant range of passing.He was praised for his leadership abilities, and this is the kind of showing many want to see from Pogba on a weekly basis playing for Manchester United.Since rejoining the Red Devils from Juventus in summer 2016, the defining characteristic of Pogba’s career has been a lack of consistency, with a world class performance one week followed by a lethargic one the next.Much of the criticism for Pogba’s struggles at Old Trafford has been directed at Mourinho, the United manager, with many believing the midfielder would look better playing for a more offensive team, such as local rivals Manchester City. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Manchester United news possible standings How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 2 who plays? Former Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere believes Jose Mourinho is preventing Manchester United ace Paul Pogba from taking his game to the next level.Pogba, the midfielder, is currently representing France at the World Cup, helping them through to the quarter-finals by topping their group and then defeating Argentina in the round-of-16. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pogba was outstanding in France’s defeat of Argentina smart causal REVEALED And Frenchman Aliadiere, who spent six years contracted to Arsenal, feels Mourinho is preventing Pogba from joining the elite players at the pinnacle of the world game.Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Pogba said: “When you train with a manager day in, day out you get that momentum, and if that manager doesn’t let you play the way you want to play football, it’s difficult to switch as soon as you get in the French squad.“The players that are performing now have been performing all year, and they’ve been ready and training all year. It’s not just ‘here’s the World Cup. I haven’t performed all season for Man United, but now I’m going to do it for France’.“I remember him at Juventus, before he joined Man United, and he was a completely different player.“I’m feeling a bit that Jose Mourinho doesn’t really give him what he needs to get to the next level, and to carry on performing like he used to.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pogba and Mourinho had a heated exchange on the sidelines when Man United lost to Tottenham in February RANKED REVEALED last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – With holiday commercialism everywhere, it can be easy to forget that many area families have difficulty putting meals on the table and providing the basic necessities each day, much less providing their children with holiday gifts. Antelope Valley Hospital’s Angel Tree campaign through Dec. 12 is aimed at helping needy local families have a bright Christmas. The Angel Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with ornamental tags that indicate the needs and wishes of children and families who participate in the hospital’s Healthy Homes program, which is aimed at preventing child abuse and helping women deliver healthy full-term infants. The Angel Tree will be on display in the hospital cafeteria. Anyone can come and take a tag from the tree, buy the gift or gifts written on the tag, and bring them to the hospital’s Nursing Administration office. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Healthy Homes’ staff will distribute the gifts to the requesting families in time for the holidays. “The recipients of these gifts are primarily families who are at or below the poverty level,” said Lea Butterfield, director of Healthy Homes. “The parents are either employed or in a training or education program to improve their employment opportunities. They are hard-working people who simply do not have the income needed for the kind of holiday celebrations so many of us take for granted.” This is the seventh year for the Angel Tree project. In past years, hospital physicians, employees, volunteers, board members and visitors have donated clothing, food toys and other gifts. People can pick up a tag through Dec. 12 and can deliver unwrapped gifts to no later than Dec. 15. last_img read more