Med-View Airline, a private Nigerian aviation firm, launches its maiden flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia, today, Tuesday, December 20. Med-View Airline will be operating a regular flight to Accra, Ghana, Monrovia, Liberia, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, respectively, a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja has said.In a letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, also Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the management of Med-View Airline says the historic arrival of its maiden flight Number VL0203 is part of its efforts to support the President’s agenda aimed at facilitating free movement of trade and services within the ECOWAS region.“Madam President, we are very delighted with your sterling and inspiring leadership both at the national and international levels. Indeed, we are pleased that you have introduced vigor and dynamism to the activities of ECOWAS, and has been chairing credibly well as the first female chair of ECOWAS Authority Heads of State and Government,” a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja quotes the letter.It is against this background, the dispatch said, “as part of our efforts to facilitate free movement of trade and services within the ECOWAS region, we have decided to extend our regional routes from Lagos-Accra-Freetown-Monrovia during your tenure.” Med-View Airline’s maiden flight arrives at the RIA 1:45 p.m. with the Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission President to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde O. Ajisomo, the Managing Director and members of the Board of the airline and the first set of passengers on board.After Tuesday’s maiden flight, the airline flies to Monrovia and Freetown via Accra three times a week.Med-View initially began operations in Nigeria in 2007 first for Hajj purposes before going on to commence domestic operation in 2012. The airline also flies to London, United Kingdom, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Body on roadwayAs investigations continue into the death of 20-year-old Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh,” whose body was found along the Oleander Gardens Public Road, East Coast Demerara, the Police have arrested two male sex workers.Guyana Times understands that one of the men was picked up on Sunday evening and the other was arrested on Monday morning at his Station Street, Kitty home.Reports are that the now dead man was reportedly engaged in a heated argument with the sex workers on Saturday evening during a show at the Ogle Community Centre Ground.Dead: Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh”However, upon his arrest, “Otesha”, one of the male sex workers, told media operatives that he was arrested based on an eyewitness report, but he does not know the young man and had nothing to do with his death.The post mortem performed on the young man showed he had died from multiple injuries consistent with a vehicular accident, but the Police suspect that foul play might have been involved, based on preliminary investigations.The arrest of the two sex workers was confirmed by “C” Division Commander Calvin Brutus.Dalchand’s semi-nude body with several marks evident was found in a pool of blood in the vicinity of the Oleander Gardens Public Road, East Coast Demerara just before midnight on Saturday. Initially, it was suspected that he might have been beaten and left to die.Following his discovery, the Police retrieved the young man’s vest and a pair of green slippers at the seawall. He was last seen leaving home with a few female friends to attend a show a short distance away.The friends reportedly informed Police that the young man left shortly after the heated argument with the two male sex workers. Attempts to get a comment from the dead man’s relatives have proved futile.An aunt who answered the telephone claimed that the young man’s parents reside in Sophia and she was not willing to speak to the media. She noted, too, that his parents are reluctant to speak with the media.Meanwhile, the Police are interrogating the two suspects as they continue their investigations.
Almost 9 months later…despite implementation setbacksAlmost nine months after the National Assembly passed the Protect Disclosures (Whistle-blower) Bill, the 32 clauses in the seven-part statute are not fully operational. Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams at a recent engagement told reporters that a lack of money and requisite resources are responsible for the delay.“A lot of those legislation requires millions of dollars to implement; a lot of structure have to be erected and a lot of people have to be put in place; it goes hand in glove like witness protection because you have to move people around and a lot of people would have to be moved out of Guyana to different places. These matters require the attention of the Minister of Finance and availability of finances,” Williams suggested.Nevertheless, he encourages persons with key information on corrupt practices to come forward and make disclosures regarding what they know, claiming that there are already guaranteed protections.“They could blow the whistle, they have normal protection under the law; anyone who wants to come forward, feel free and blow the whistle”.Williams was however, probed further whether or not the Whistle-blower law would just be another legal document without much weight. In response, the AG who also functions as Legal Affairs Minister, sought to shift blame to his predecessor, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall for the current shortcomings in finances.“$30 billion to payments in one sector; heavy judgements in court by Nandlall and the [People’s Progressive Party] PPP; $7.7 billion already paid Rudisa is like mini budget in itself; all the talk he’s talking, he has the Guyanese people very tight… We inherited severe debt and the fiscal window is very narrow,” the current AG declared.He is hopeful that the money could become available to operationalise the law very shortly, premised on the earnings of the incoming oil and gas sector, with the various finds oil giant ExxonMobil has announced. Williams said also that the law will aid in Guyana fighting corrupt practices.“It must be activated; it’s very important in anti-corruption; money is not in a backyard to take it off trees,” he noted.Despite the assurances that Williams has given, many may still be hesitant to come forward with their information for fear of being targeted or victimised without the law being fully enforced.In the last week of April 2017, Sherlyn Marks, a nurse, was transferred with immediate effect after she made complaints against Carol Joseph, a former A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).The nurse was initially attached to the Fort Wellington Hospital but was sent to the Bath/Experiment Health Centre. The nurse claimed that the former Councillor had been going to the hospital for an excessive daily dose of the painkiller pethidine. Nurse Marks, who said she filed complaints twice last year, claimed she refused to administer the 100-millilitre dose to the official, who would turn up on a daily basis.She said she received a letter of transfer from the regional office after being scolded for going to the media with her complaints. Councillor Joseph later resigned from her post and the party. The Public Disclosures Law allows for complaints to be made up to 12 years prior to the enactment of the legislation.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies put in a brief but brisk practice yesterday in preparation for the start for their first round best of five playoff series which begins tonight against the Sexsmith Vipers. It was Fort St. John holding the edge in the season series between the clubs as the Huskies won five out of the six meetings.Assistant coach Todd Alexander said everyone is feeling good heading into the postseason but noted the importance of his players keeping their emotions in check.“There’s a lot of excitement. Any time that you head into playoffs there always is excitement. The trick is to bottle it up and use it properly and don’t get over excited and get into penalty trouble or anything like that. Use your emotions towards the good part of the game and carry energy and have high energy shifts and high energy forechecks,” he said.- Advertisement -Since the NWJHL trade deadline in early January the Huskies have played great hockey with a record of 9-3-0 in that time. A number of alterations have been done to what the team does on the ice according to Alexander, along with playing with a better grasp of fundamental hockey.“We’ve got to play how we’ve been playing this last month or so. We’ve done assignment hockey a lot better. Our systems have come a long way. We’ve made a couple adjustments and figured some things out on what we can and what we can’t do. We know who we are and if we stick with who we are and we don’t try to play the game to other team’s strengths or abilities then I think we’ve got ourselves a pretty good opportunity, just as good as anybody else in the playoffs this year,” he said.Game one tonight gets underway at the North Peace Arena at 8 p.m. Game two will be in Sexsmith Saturday night with the series returning to Fort St. John Tuesday evening for game three. If needed game four will be next Wednesday with the series going no later than February 27th for game five.Advertisement
0Shares0000West Ham and Spurs players clashed during stoppage time at the end of the gameLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 27 – The Football Association charged West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday for failing to control their players during their Premier League clash at the weekend.Spurs won Saturday’s derby at the London Stadium 3-2 but almost squandered a three-goal lead. The Hammers were pressing for an equaliser in stoppage time when tempers frayed.“West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by the FA following their fixture on Saturday,” a statement from the FA said.“It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. They have until 6:00 pm on September 28, 2017 to respond to the charge.”Five players were cautioned by referee Michael Oliver in stoppage time.West Ham’s Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Andre Ayew were shown yellow cards, while Eric Dier and Fernando Llorente were booked for Spurs.The incident that prompted the charge came after a foul by Carroll, which drew angry reactions from both sides and saw four players booked. Ayew’s caution for a foul came earlier in stoppage time.Spurs were under pressure after being reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes remaining when Serge Aurier received a second yellow card.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biggest contribution as a Miami football player came in a game against Florida State, when he sacked Seminoles’ star Charlie Ward to help seal the win. “Turned the game around for us,” said Miami coach Randy Shannon. More than a decade later, Johnson is still helping. The 35-year-old wrestler-turned-actor and his wife, Dany Garcia Johnson, announced a $1 million gift Tuesday to Miami’s football-facilities-renovation fund – the largest gift former Hurricane student athletes have ever made to the university’s athletic department. Paltrow, pals hit road for TV series Gwyneth Paltrow, acclaimed chef Mario Batali and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman are embarking on a road trip that boasts slick cars, hearty food and a candid camera monitoring the flashy travelers. Halle Berry says she and boyfriend Gabriel Aubry tried and tried to get pregnant. “So there was a lot of staying home and doing what you do. Like, all the time, around the clock,” the Oscar-winning actress said Tuesday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” One negative pregnancy test followed another, “and finally, after about 35 tests, we finally got a positive test,” Berry, 41, told Winfrey. ‘Rock,’ wife give team $1 million Paltrow, the duo of American food gurus and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols announced their journey, which will be captured in a 13-part TV series, “Spain … on the road again.” The series, which is designed to give viewers a closer look at Spain’s cuisine, wine, culture and nightlife, will air on PBS next fall. The four celebs were to set off today and spend much of the next four months cruising in a fleet of Mercedes, oblivious to what award-winning producer and fellow adventurer Charles Pinsky has in mind for their itinerary, and sampling the best fare in the world’s second-most powerful tourist magnet. ‘The Bachelor’ plans to tie knot Andrew Firestone’s proposal to Jen Schefft on ABC’s “The Bachelor” in 2003 was watched by millions and led to months of tabloid chatter – until the couple broke up later that year. Now, Firestone is engaged again, his father and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Brooks Firestone said Monday. His son is engaged to model-actress Ivana Bozilovic, and they plan to marry in the spring, he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A tiny Donegal island will a lot quieter tomorrow night after one fifth of its population left to attend tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifying game between Ireland and Austria at the Aviva Stadium.Although residents on Arranmore island are big fans of football, there is another reason why more than 120 islanders are making the trip to Dublin.It’s because the Arranmore Pipe Band have been invited by the FAI to play the national anthem and a election of other tunes prior to kick-off. The special invitation was made by FAI chief John Delaney when he and Irish legend Ray Houghton visited the island last summer to open Arranmore Utd’s new ground.The band, which includes 34 members, left the island, which rests 5kms of the mainland, by ferry today along with friends and supporters for the trip.The band has been rejuvenated after it slipped to just a handful of members four years ago.Piping instructor Alec Brown, 54, said there is huge excitement on the island about the band’s pending appearance at the stadium and on television. Alec, a professional piper from Fife in Scotland, moved to the island in 2009, with his wife Marie Kelly who is from the island.“There is huge excitement and it has been the talk of the island for weeks.“It’s going to be a real occasion. It’s such a huge honour for such a small community and we intend to rise to the occasion.“Hopefully we’ll also bring a bit of luck to the team and we can get the right result on the night,” he said.The band will play the Presidential Salute, the National Anthem and a series of well known tunes such as the Rose of Arranmore, Kerry Polka, Marie’s Wedding and the Hills of Gaoth Dobhair. The band won’t have to play the Austrian anthem as it is an orchestral piece not suited to pipes.The band is made up of 18 pipers, 8 snare drummers; four tenor drummers, one base drummer, one drum major and two flag bearers.ARRANMORE ISLANDERS PIPING UP TO PLAY AT SOCCER INTERNATIONAL was last modified: March 25th, 2013 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:Arranmore Island Pipe BandFAIJohn Delaneysoccer
Naomh Colmcille GAA News:The senior team lost out at Downings on Saturday in the league. Full time score Downings 1-13 0-10 Naomh Colmcille. The seniors are due to face Fanad Gaels in the Intermediate Championship next Sunday at O’Donnell Park. The reserves had no fixture this weekend.The U16s lost out at Malin on Wednesday evening.The U13s had no scheduled fixture this weekend.The U11s great recent success continued with victory in the Inishowen semi-final against Moville. Malin or Muff will be their opponents in the final.The Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will take place on Saturday 14th November at the Halfway House in Burnfoot. This should be a great event so mark the date in your calendar now!There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry. Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be supdated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U21s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U13s. Training Friday at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U11s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 15, 16, 21, 14, 8 and the winner is Tommy Harkin (Carrig Inn) who wins €75. Next week’s jackpot €1850.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE FACE GAEIL FHÁNADA IN IFC SEMI-FINAL CLASH THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport
Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci could be the subject of a new bid from Manchester United.After arriving from Juventus last summer for £35.1m, he is already considering leaving with the club also needing cash to improve other areas of their squad. Latest Transfer News Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED AC Milan centre-back Leonardo Bonucci could be moved on this summer. three-way race TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND RANKED moving on 1 targets The centre-back’s availability has alerted Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germian, who are both keen on snapping him up.United have already failed with an opening offer of around £28m but, according to Tuttosport, they are ready to return.The Old Trafford club are determined to sign a new centre-back this summer and the 31-year-old is their top target.PSG remain interested in Bonucci, though, and believe they can pip anyone to his signature. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets The French champions have already signed the defender’s former Juventus team-mate and friend, Gianluigi Buffon, and they believe that will give them the edge.