Saina Nehwal slips to World no. 3

first_imgRiding on her Swiss Open triumph, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the number three place in the latest world ranking.Saina, who missed a couple of tournaments early in the year because of a nagging ligament injury and then suffered early exits from the Korean Open and the All England Championships, notched up her first title of the season in Switzerland last week.The 21-year-old now has 69721.2637 points in her kitty and is currently behind Shixian Wang (83506.4) and Yihan Wang (73988.9106) at one and two respectively.The Swiss Open title was her third Grand Prix Gold title win after Chinese Taipei (2008) and the Indian Open (2010).The girl from Hyderabad also won four Super Series finals in Indonesia (twice), Singapore and Hong Kong over the last two years.In men’s singles, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist P Kashyap was at the 21st place with 38415.2559 points, while Ajay Jayaram moved to 28th. Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat are at 42nd and 45th spot respectively.Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa dropped one place to 19th spot, while Jwala and V Diju slipped two spots to 18th in mixed doubles.In men’s doubles, Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas jumped seven places to be placed just outside the top 20 bracket at 21st place.last_img read more

Live the thrill

first_imgSummer getaways usually involve lush green hill stations, cocktails by the beach or swanky hotels. But how about trekking in the cold desert of Ladakh? Yes, it’s time to move beyond the regular sight-seeing and set off on a real adventure. “You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to,Summer getaways usually involve lush green hill stations, cocktails by the beach or swanky hotels. But how about trekking in the cold desert of Ladakh? Yes, it’s time to move beyond the regular sight-seeing and set off on a real adventure. “You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy adventure sports. Families too, are looking for such exciting holiday options, provided the trip is well organised,” says Keyur Joshi, COO, Makemytrip.Ride the tideFor an eventful vacation, head for whitewater rafting and camping on the shores. “You would feel an ultimate rush while floating through the scenic waterways,” says Suchi Smita of the whitewater action at Mori, which is a small village in Uttarakhand, located on the banks of Tons river. The proximity of Mussorie and Shimla is another attraction for the tourists visiting this side.Camping in surrounding forest and villages of Manali in Himachal is a bonus adventure for rafting enthusiasts who visit the Beas river in the region. While Indus and Zanskar rivers at Ladakh offer best stretches for a challenging raft trip, camping and rafting at Rishikesh are a safer bet. No wonder it’s a popular weekend getaway for families. Rishikesh also offers adventure sports such as rappelling and cliff jumping.Take to the waterRafting at Rishikesh is on till end of May,however, rivers such as Mori, Beas and Indus are accessible till themonth of June. One should carry shorts, t-shirts and floaters forrafting while track suits and sneakers for camping.View from the topIf you’re looking for an elevated experience, literally, and nature’s solitude, then a Himalayan sojourn is the answer. Ladakh (also known as little Tibet), the land of jagged peaks offers some of the most interesting treks. The lunar terrains of Leh and sand dunes of Nubra valley make your trekking efforts worth it and even more.Unlike the surreal beauty of Himalyas, treks in Himachal promises to be a cultural diaspora, with spotlight on popular Dhauladhar and Pirpanjal ranges. The quaint life of locales is charming and simple. The high altitude trek in the Kanchendzonga range (8,586 meters) of Sikkim and the tribal treks in Tawang, Dirang and the Tenga valley of Arunachal Pradesh are also some of the star treks. The trekking program should be organised by a registered travel agency. “We conduct an easy three-day trek to strenuous 20+day trek, offering complete arrangements from travel either by road or rail to all the necessary equipments, a trip leader and porters,” says Mandeep Dhillion, director of Synapses Adventures ( a hikeThe best time to trek in Himalyas is from April to mid June, and then in September and October. One should be able to walk for at least 5-6 kms in the plains. A basic medical check up isadvisable, especially for first timers.Sea, I got you!Yes, it’s your chance to get upclose and personal with the marine species and beautiful, colourful coral reefs. Scuba diving is a treasured adventure sport for marine life enthusiasts. First time divers can also expect a spectacular view, provided the weather is good for visibility underwater. “The clear crystal water and pristine lagoons of Lakshadweep Islands are a safe option for diving newbies,” says a diving expert. Andaman Islands with its large schools of tropical fish, large pelagics, turtles and popular Manta Rays are a diving paradise. The island also boasts of liveboard diving. “The Havelock Islands at Andaman has excellent sites for divers such as Elephanta Beach, Inglis Island, and Buffalo Island,” shares Dhillon.Take the plungeThe diving season begins from mid-Januaryto mid-May with flat seas, excellent visibility and easy accessibilityto all the sites. August to November is also excellent time for diving.advertisementlast_img read more

Bajaj Pulsar launch RS200 ‘Fear the Black’ edition

first_imgBajaj Auto India has launched a new edition of its popular sports bike- Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Themed as the ‘Fear the Black’ edition, the Demon Black color is now offered alongside the already available red and yellow colors.ALSO READ: Reports: Bajaj to launch Avenger 200 in DecemberFear was never this fearsome. Pulsar RS200, now in Demon Black #FearTheBlack. Know more: PULSAR (@my_pulsar) September 21, 2015The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 comes with a 199.5cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine producing 24.5PS of peak power and 18.6Nm of peak torque, mated to a six-speed gearbox.ALSO READ:Bajaj Pulsar AS 150: On a new adventurous ride The Demon Black edition comes with grey and red dual-tone body decals. With the festive season right around the corner, this new edition could be seen as a move to challenge the current competition of the Pulsar RS200. Moreover, the price of the new edition remains Rs 1.30 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).last_img read more

Aarón Díaz Partners Up for Stylish New Perry Ellis Fragrance for Men

first_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Ask Aarón Díaz what he loves about the new Perry Ellis fragrance for men, and the answer is pretty simple: “It’s just magic.”Díaz — a versatile actor, model, and singer best-known for his role in ABC’s Quantico — is the face of the the brand’s new namesake fragrance (and a stylish one, at that).He said the company’s emphasis on subtle style and mobile menswear reflects his own career. Díaz likes to hop from project to project, showing up in new roles and situations and reinventing himself each time.That reinvention echoes the approach Perry Ellis took to crafting its masculine (but not overpowering) fragrance. Notes of Italian bergamot, crushed lavender, and verbena meet an infusion of iced juniper, geranium, and Mediterranean rosemary — a modern scent for the modern man who’s always on the go.The crisp, clean fragrance is also emblematic of the brand’s idea of what Díaz calls “intelligent” menswear: clothing that moves with you from situation to situation. In that regard, partnering with a gifted, stylish actor like Díaz was a “no-brainer,” creative director Michael Maccari said at a recent New York City cocktail party celebrating the launch. Díaz, dressed in a sharp Perry Ellis suit in a standout shade of blue, noted the tailoring and mobility of the two-piece combo — quite different than the immobile, rip-prone gear he wore while filming for Quantico.Michael Maccari and Aaron Diaz celebrated the launch of the new Perry Ellis Fragrance in NYC on August 29.The fragrance itself embodies quiet confidence, and the look — a frosted clear bottle and black top — is similarly striking, yet not ostentatious. In short, it’s the perfect fragrance to wear alongside Perry Ellis menswear — at least, Díaz thinks so.“I wouldn’t change one thing,” Díaz said of the new fragrance, noting it could soon become an iconic scent for the brand.Perry Ellis is available for purchase now. 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn last_img read more

HapagLloyd Ups Volume of Euro Bond Offering

first_imgzoom German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has increased the volume of its euro bond offering from EUR 300 million to EUR 450 million due to high demand, the company informed.The proceeds will be used to redeem Hapag-Lloyd’s existing 7.75% and 7.50% senior euro notes due 2018 and 2019.The senior notes are issued with a maturity of seven years and a coupon of 5.125%. The emission price was 100%, the company added.“The successful placement is proof of the confidence Hapag-Lloyd enjoys on the capital markets as one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies,” Nicolás Burr, Chief Financial Officer of Hapag-Lloyd, said.“Now we can replace two existing notes with significantly more favorable notes, which will lower our interest burden,” Burr added.The notes will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

12 JuD JeM members sentenced by antiterror courts in Pakistan

first_imgLahore: The anti-terrorism courts in Pakistan’s Punjab province have handed down up to five years imprisonment to 12 members of the banned Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on the charges of terrorism financing. According to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police, it arrested the JuD and JeM members sometimes ago on the charges of terror financing and presented them before anti-terrorism courts of different districts of Punjab for trial. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed'”The ATCs sentenced four leaders of JuD — Asghar Ali, Junaid Irshad and Ijaz Ahmad of Rawalpindi and Abdul Khaliq of Rahim Yar Khan — for two years each imprisonment with fines,” the CTD said in a statement here on Monday. Hafiz Saeed led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks. It had been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014. The statement said that eight local leaders of JeM have been convicted by ATCs for a term of up to five years. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingIt identified the convicted JeM members as Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Ajmal, Bilal Makki, Abrar Ahmad and Irfan Ahmad of Gujranwala; Hafeezullah, Mazhar Nawaz and Abdul Latif of Rawalpindi. The JeM recently claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 40 CRPF personnel dead, increasing tensions between India and Pakistan. The CTD has recently launched a crackdown on terror financing across the Punjab province which is considered to be a stronghold of JuD and JeM. It arrested some activists of the Saeed and Azhar’s organisations and said the clampdown on terror financing will continue. The Imran Khan government had arrested over 100 members of banned outfits including JeM chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother and taken control of JeM, Haifiz Saeed’s JuD and Falahai Insaniat Foundation (FIF) properties including seminaries and mosques across the country following immense international pressure built up after Pulwama attack.last_img read more

Violation of trust Crown wants prison time for Newfoundland cabbie sex assaults

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland cab driver convicted of sexually assaulting two female passengers should serve two to three years in prison, a Crown prosecutor argued Wednesday.Dana Sullivan said Lulzim Jakupaj violated a position of trust and should also be registered as a sex offender for life.“All sexual assaults are violent,” she said in provincial Supreme Court in St. John’s.“If we cannot trust taxi drivers in our community then who can we trust?”Taxi passengers are vulnerable — especially when they get in a cab at night or after they’ve had a few drinks, Sullivan told Justice Rosalie McGrath during sentencing arguments.Jakupaj was convicted in January for separate incidents in March 2016 involving two young women who had been drinking in St. John’s when they got in his cab.He was convicted of forcibly kissing both women, and groping the second victim as he put his arm across her throat and tried to pull her pants down.Sullivan noted that Jakupaj is already serving what’s left of a four-year sentence for a home invasion break-and-enter in May 2016, two months after the sexual assaults. In that incident, he had followed another female passenger into a home where she was staying.Defence lawyer Amanda Summers said her client, now 34, should serve six to 20 months for the sexual assaults. Jakupaj had a “horrible” upbringing during the war in Kosovo where he served as a child soldier for three years before emigrating to Canada in 2007.Jakupaj sat with his head bowed before proceedings began but stood to speak to the court when given the chance.“I truly feel sorry for those girls, whatever they’ve gone through,” he said. After 17 months at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, Jakupaj said he is not being offered programs because he’s considered a low-risk offender.Still, he said he has been working hard at various jobs inside.“This is my first time in jail and it will be the last, I promise,” he told the judge. “I’ve learned my lessons.”McGrath reserved her decision until April 25.last_img read more

Saskatchewan to hold sharing circles to help inform its 60s Scoop apology

first_imgREGINA – The government of Saskatchewan plans to hold sharing circles across the province to help inform an apology to victims of the so-called ’60s Scoop.Officials say the sharing circles, an Indigenous tradition, will be used to encourage substantive and respectful conversations about what happened.Indigenous children lost their cultural heritage after being taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families during the time of the ’60s Scoop.The first sharing circle is to be held on Oct. 13 in Meadow Lake.They are also planned for North Battleford on Oct. 20, Prince Albert on Oct. 27, Saskatoon on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, Fort Qu’Appelle on Nov. 17 and Regina on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan, a non-profit group of First Nations, Metis and non-status individuals, will help lead the sharing circles.last_img read more

Beaverlodge RCMP are looking for a man who may have been headed

first_imgThe care Jeremy was last seen driving – RCMP UPDATE – The RCMP advise that Jeremy Ray has been found.BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to locate 37-year-old Jeremy Ray. Jeremy was last seen on July 29, 2019, and maybe headed to Fort St. John.Jeremy may be travelling in his 2007 black Honda Civic, AB plate: FUD 818.Jeremy is described as:Caucasian male6′, 220 lbs.Brown hair, blue eyesThere is a general concern for his wellbeing. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jeremy Ray, please contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485, or call your local police.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.last_img read more

Bodies of 5, missing since Feb 28, fished out from Guj canal

first_imgSurat: Over a fortnight after they went missing, bodies of five members of a family in Gujarat’s Surat were Sunday fished out from a local canal, police said. The bodies of Jeevan Gamit (65), his wife Sharmila (62), son Dharmesh (41), daughter-in-law Sunita (36) and granddaughter Urvi (6) were brought out from a canal near Madhi village in the district, said Bardoli police station Inspector B K Patel said. “The five are residents of Kapura village in Vyara tehsil in neighbouring Tapi district. Their family members had filed a missing person complaint at the local police station there on February 28,” Patel said. “Their car apparently fell into the canal near Madhi village. The Maruti Eeco car they were travelling in was spotted in the canal by residents on Sunday who then informed us. We brought out the car and the bodies of the five were found inside in a highly decomposed state,” he informed. Relatives of the deceased have told police they had gone to Bardoli to offer prayers at a temple and were on their way back when they met with an accident, Patel said. “It seems the driver lost control of the car and it plunged into the canal. Further probe into the incident is underway,” he added.last_img read more

Parent of United Airlines boosts 2Q earnings 38 pct as higher fares

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2013 7:58 am MDT Parent of United Airlines boosts 2Q earnings 38 pct. as higher fares offset a dip in flying Higher fares and a lower fuel bill led to a 38 per cent profit jump for the parent of United Airlines in the second quarter.Fewer passengers flew on United from April to June, but those who did paid slightly more. Not just for plane tickets, either. United boosted revenue from add-on charges such as baggage fees and seats with more legroom.Last spring, United was struggling to merge some of its large computer systems with Continental, resulting in snafus that frustrated passengers and hurt fares.In the most recent quarter, a key measure of per-seat passenger revenue rose 1 per cent as United recovered. The airline projected that per-seat revenue would rise as much as 5 per cent in the third quarter.“We have clearly turned the corner post-merger, and I am confident that we are on a path toward becoming the world’s leading airline,” said Jeff Smisek, the airline’s chairman, president, and CEO, on a conference call.United sees one path to greater profitability in collecting more money for add-ons. Revenue for its extra-legroom Economy Plus seats jumped 37 per cent in the most recent quarter. United hopes to sell more of those seats through the Sabre ticket distribution system next year. Sabre processes sales to large corporate travel clients and online booking sites such as Travelocity, which Sabre owns.United also sells “subscriptions” for a $500 fee that entitles a passenger to Economy Plus for a year. And it’s rolling out satellite-based Internet connections that it will sell to passengers. Revenue from add-ons like that rose by 13 per cent to more than $20 per passenger in the second quarter, United said.“We believe there is considerable room for us to grow in this high-margin space,” said Chief Revenue Officer Jim Compton.The airline is also aiming to bring so-called “revenue management” to more of those fees. Airlines have long sold tickets for different prices depending on how much demand there is for the flight and how far in advance the customer is booking. Now it’s doing the same thing with those Economy Plus seats.The next step will be to make different offers to different customers, Compton said. United deals with 140 million passengers per year, “not all of whom want or value the same thing from us, and not all of whom in return create the same value for the company,” Compton said. He said United will beat its earlier goal of raising revenue from add-ons by 9 per cent.United Continental Holdings Inc. earned $469 million, or $1.21 per share, for the quarter. It would have earned $1.35 per share if not for special items. That’s a penny better than expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet. A year ago it earned $339 million, or 89 cents per share.Revenue rose almost 1 per cent to $10 billion, about what analysts had expected.United cut flying by 2 per cent compared to a year earlier. Its fuel bill dropped 10 per cent on a combination of the reduced flying and an 8 per cent drop in the per-gallon price of fuel.Lower fuel bills helped all of the big airlines in the most recent quarter. But oil prices have risen in recent weeks, likely dampening the relief for airlines.Shares of Chicago-based United Continental fell 67 cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $34.30. read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 13 December 2013

DOWNLOAD1. WTO reaches trade reform deal in Bali2. Horizon 2020 launched with €15 billion over first two years3. EU-Africa trade partnership negotiations stalled4. €350 million to fund key TEN-T projects5. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Constitutionallymandated elections The clock never stopped ticking – British High Commissioner

– urges Guyanese to hold elected officials accountableBritish High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn on Monday reminded that the clock has never stopped ticking on the constitutionally-mandated elections which is due on March 21, 2019.The High Commissioner reiterated his position that the Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana. He was at the time speaking at the 129th Annual General Meeting of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) at the Duke Lodge, Georgetown.Speaking frankly on the subject of the No-Confidence Motion which was passed on December 21, 2018, Quinn said, “It is not, however, my role to interpret that Constitution. But what I will say is that the clock is ticking following the no-confidence vote in December. A legal process is ongoing, I recognise that, but that clock has not been stayed. I, therefore, urge, indeed implore, the political leadership of this country to get together and agree [on] a constitutional way forward”.British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory QuinnHe added that it is imperative that this happens, pointing out that if no way forward is found, then there will be a further and more harmful impact on business and investment in Guyana. “All political parties have a responsibility to act honestly and truthfully and to act for the betterment of every citizen – not their own pockets or to their own narrow interests. Politicians need to put the people first,” the High Commissioner said.He added that voters also have a responsibility to hold their elected officials to account for what they have done or are doing and not to “blindly follow one party because that has been what the family has always done. It is time to look to whomever has the best policies and best plans,” High Commissioner Quinn added.On Wednesday, new US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch also re-reiterated the need for free and fair polls.In brief remarks after handing over her credentials to President David Granger on Wednesday morning at the Ministry of the Presidency, Ambassador Lynch, without making mention of the current political impasse, pointed to the need for free and fair elections.Abide and respect the ConstitutionSince the December 21, 2018, passage of the motion of no-confidence against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide and respect the Constitution and set a date for elections.The foreign missions here have been paying keen attention to the developments in Guyana since the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) filed the No-confidence Motion against the Government.President David GrangerOn Monday last, British High Commissioner Quinn in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times said, “the Constitution is the supreme law… There is the three-month clock, which is still ticking, it hasn’t been stayed yet…,”Moreover, representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have also echoed similar calls for the Guyana Government to adhere to the Constitution.In February, the EU’s local mission warned of the need for constitutional compliance, urging in a statement that democratic procedures and the rule of law be respected and upheld. The EU also called for free and fair elections to be held and for the Guyana Government to follow all requirements outlined in the Constitution of Guyana following the December 21, 2018, no-confidence vote.Days before, however, United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka urged the State to demonstrate its integrity and respect Guyana’s Constitution.“Recent political developments triggered by the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly are a test for Guyana’s strength and integrity with regard to the effectiveness of the rule of law and governance,” Tanaka said.She further lauded acting Chief Justice Roxanne George for demonstrating the independence and integrity of the Judiciary when it comes to protecting the Constitution of Guyana.The acting Chief Justice had ruled on January 31, 2019, that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32 in the National Assembly and the Cabinet has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Consequent to the declaration that the 33-majority meant that the motion was carried, Justice George observed that the President and the Ministers could not, therefore, remain in Government in accordance with Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution after three months.However, the Granger-led Administration has insisted that there is no role for a “caretaker” Government and that they will continue to be in office until a new President is sworn in. In fact, the coalition has appealed the High Court’s rulings and those matters are currently being heard in the Court of Appeal.But even as the coalition continues with its ‘business as usual’ approach, political commentator and Attorney Christopher Ram last week asked the High Court to stop the award and payments of contracts over $15 million. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConstitution is supreme – British High CommissionerMarch 12, 2019In “latest news”GECOM’s timelines to host elections “totally unacceptable” – PPPFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”GECOM seems to be in “stalling mode” – PPP CommissionersJanuary 25, 2019In “latest news” read more

Youths fined 7000 each for stealing gold silver from dredge owner

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2 years jail for miner who admitted to stealing employer’s GoldAugust 26, 2015In “Crime”Tumatumari men accused of stealing mining equipment placed on $30,000 bailSeptember 7, 2016In “Court”Murdered Brazilian dredge owner: One of the suspects a former employee- PoliceSeptember 28, 2017In “Crime” Eighteen-year-old Miguel Daniels and his 20-year-old accomplice Alension JosephMiguel Daniels, 18, and his 20-year-old accomplice Alension Joseph, both miners, today appeared before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts to answer to a charge of robbery under arms.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge, which stated that on March 28, 2019 at Balata Backdam, Mazaruni River, Region Seven, (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) while in the company of others and armed with a knife, they robbed Andre Francis of 2.2 penny weight of raw gold, a gold scale and quarter bottle of silver all at a total cost of $82,000.The unrepresented duo admitted to the offence on Friday.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, told the court that the dredge owner had “washed down” his dredge and reported a production of 2.2 penny weight of raw gold.However, at about 23:42h, the dredge owner was asleep when he was awaken, and confronted by the two young men who attacked him.The dredge owner tried to resist but was overpowered, when Daniels and Joseph picked up the bag containing the items and made good their escape.The matter was reported to the Kamarang Police Station, an investigation was launched which led to the arrest of the duo, who admitted to the offence and was later charged.In a plea of mitigation, both defendants told the Chief Magistrate that they had mistaken the dredge owner for someone else, who had stolen money from them.The Chief Magistrate fined both Daniels and Joseph $7000 each. Failure to pay the fine will result in them serving three months imprisonment. read more

Organisation launched to tackle substance abuse among youths

The Life Reform, an organisation registered under the Ministry of the Presidency, was launched Tuesday and its main goal is to address the issues of substance abuse affecting youths in Guyana.The Organisation Life Reform -Making Strides to Save Lives was created with the intention to bring about the transformation that is urgently needed in Guyana in relation to issues such as the abuse of illicit substances by youths.According to the organisation, data from research studies in Guyana shows that young people are the most vulnerable group to substance abuse and first use has been recorded in the 10-14 years’ age group.Chairman of the Organisation, Phillip Drayton during a simple launching ceremony at the Racquet Centre on Tuesday revealed that research has shown that some 70 per cent of youths in today’s society believe that it is okay to smoke or drink.He added that 35 per cent of parents are consuming mood and mind altering substances and 80 % of society does not understand the real dangers of substance misuse.“Our members began to work towards a free Guyana by engaging our certified and experienced drug treatment specialists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who will assist the general public and persons suffering from substance misuse or any form of mental illness to determine the level of treatment necessary for each individual intervention necessary for each individual so that misuse can be arrested and recovery can become possible,” Drayton explained.He pointed out that Life Reform will soon be rolling out awareness campaigns focusing on drug education and prevention programmes and Outpatient Services including regular and programmed meetings countrywide.A major project which Life Reform is focused on is the Secondary School Drug Education and Prevention Programme, a life skilled programme which teaches the necessary skills to assist young people to improve their knowledge and to encourage the development of defensible values.This programme, he said was introduced to the Education Ministry and permission was granted for Life Reform to commence its campaigns in Georgetown and all other regions of Guyana.Drayton encouraged the public to join its journey for a Drug Free Guyana as its members stand ready to collaborate with all interested individuals and groups.Meanwhile, Trevor Hollenkirk, a recovering addict who has been clean for 20 years now, also is a part of the executive committee for Life Reform and a counsellor. He shared his experience and the hardships he endured as an addict and he hopes that his story will touch the lives of others who are struggling with substance abuse.He has travelled throughout the country educating persons of the dangers of substance abuse and sharing his story with vulnerable groups. He related how he managed to change his life for the better after battling with substance abuse from the age of 11 years.He is confident that the organisation will serve its intended purpose with success. He urged youths to refrain from the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. “For those of you youths that might want to try marijuana. Put it down right now. It does nothing for you but destroy your life. It doesn’t help you with school work or in any other area. Leave it right where it is,” he urged. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDharmic Sabha intensifies efforts against suicideFebruary 4, 2016In “Health”EYEWITNESS: Signifying…August 1, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”Overseas NGO develops social services centre at Port MourantJuly 21, 2015In “Business” read more

Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck now available equipped to meet US EPA

first_imgThe Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck is now available equipped to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards. In field testing, the Tier 4 pilot trucks matched the superior performance and productivity of the Tier 2 equivalent versions of the 794 AC. The Tier 4 trucks also delivered lower operating costs by reducing diesel fuel consumption.The 320 ton class (290 t class) 794 AC features the Cat C175-16 diesel engine. The Tier 4 truck is equipped with an exhaust aftertreatment system using a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR), which uses diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. Caterpillar says it selected the SCR solution, because it provides the most robust and reliable Tier 4 Final emissions compliance without sacrificing engine performance.The modular SCR design, adopted from other Cat production machines, minimises new content and design changes to the field-proven 794 AC. “Designed for easy serviceability with readily accessible components, the aftertreatment system is aligned with truck preventive maintenance intervals to maintain high availability. This Cat emissions platform is proven through more than 20 million operating hours in the field.”Caterpillar is using the same exhaust aftertreatment platform in the process to gain EU Stage V certification of the 794 AC. The Stage V certification process is currently in progress.The Tier 4 Final 794 AC design successfully completed field validation, with all the pilot trucks exceeding requirements. The machines integrated and worked seamlessly in each mine ecosystem, and customers reported excellent performance and reliability. The trucks were put to the test in a variety of applications, including hot and cold ambient temperatures, uphill hauls and flat hauls.In a copper mine, Caterpillar conducted an on-site performance study of the 794 AC Tier 4 Final trucks and measured no loss in performance or productivity compared to the Tier 2 equivalent 794 AC trucks. In addition, the machines demonstrated up to 5.6% less diesel fuel burn over the haul cycle. The 794 AC Tier 4 Final trucks have accumulated more than 10,000 hours of operating time and continue to deliver reliable and productive performance in multiple North American mines.last_img read more

Germany beat Iceland at Lanxess Arena party

← Previous Story Denmark and Sweden one step closer to Hamburg! Next Story → Russia VS Qatar for President Cup, Angola against Japan to avoid bottom Germany beat Iceland 24:19 (14:10) in the first match at Lanxess Arena, where fans were loud in support of host team. Steffen Fath netted six goals for the winners who had result over control during the match.Germany-Iceland 24-19 (14-10)Germany: Steffen Fath 6, Uwe Gensheimer 5, Paul Drux 4, Patrick Wiencek 2, Hendrik Pekeler 2, Martin Strobel 2, Kai Hafner 2, Patrick Groetzki 1.Iceland: Arnor Gunnarsson 6, Aron Palmarsson 3, Olafur Gudmunsson 3, Sigvaldi Gunjonsson 2, Arnar Arnarsson 2, Bjarki Elisson 1, Ymir Gislason 1, Gisli Kristjansson 1.STANDING:France 5Germany 5Croatia 4Spain 2Brazil 0Iceland 0 read more

Metz Handball with 5 from Bucharest

Metz Handball celebrated an important win in the first match of EHF Champions League quarter-final in Bucharest, where domestic CSM Bucharest lost with five goals 26:31 despite 19 goals scored by Jovanka Radicevic and Andrea Lekic.CSM Bucharest – Metz Handball 26:31 (11:14) CSM BucharestMetz handball METZ HANDBALL :Glauser, Kapitanovic, Dos Reis,Edwige (5/6), Zaadi (3/4), Flippes (2/4), N’Gouan (1/1), Nocandy (2/3), Houette (3/5), Levsha, Kanor O (4/5), Zych, Smits (6/11), Maubon (1/3), Niombla (3/5), Di RoccoPHOTO: Metz Handball CSM BUCAREST : Ion, Ungureanu, Grubisic, Udristoiu, Radicevic (10/12), Carea (1/2), Lekic (9/13), Jacobsen, Bazaliu, Lazovic (3/9), Omoregie (1/6), Marin, Constantinescu, Manea (1/2), Hagman, Mehmedovic (1/2) ← Previous Story ROAD TO WOMEN’S EHF EURO 2020 Next Story → IHF reaction on #DontPlayThePlayers: We are open for discussion read more

UNFORGETABLE Winners from Ukraine Slovakia Italy Austria and Croatia at 3rd Masters

Masters Handball World Cup 2019 ← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy retires – He will be Telekom Veszprem sports director Next Story → Cupara brings 16th Polish Cup trophy to Kielce Women’s 30+Bud-Ha  – Vranjic 9:9Sinj – Bud-Ha 13:5Vranjic – Honduras 9:4FINAL PLACEMENT1.Sinj (Cro) 82.Vranjic (Cro) 53.Bud-Ha (Hun) 54.Dubai (UAE) 25.Honduras (Hon) 0Women’s 40+5th placeLatino Master – Bud-Ha 2:3Semi-finalsElite Nitra – Morava 9:5Evergreens – Žvrk Split 7:2Bronze medal matchMorava – Žvrk Split 12:6FinalElite Nitra – Evergreens 11:7Final placement:1.Elite Nitra (Svk)2.Evergreens (Svk)3.Morava (Cze)4.Žvrk Split (Cro)5.Bud-Ha (Hun)6.Latino Master (Esp) The 3rd Masters Handball World Cup 2019 had a spectacular finish in Omis, Croatia. More than 500 ex-handball players made fantastic atmosphere during four days of event which brings more than 30 teams from 11 countries on Adriatic coast.Two of five categories got the same winners like in previous year. Ukrainian Tornado won gold in M 42+, while ZRK Sinj won first place in +40.Austrian Dramac Group won the gold in their third attempt after they won 4th and second place in previous two tournaments.Roma Handball won tournament in category 50+.Slovakian Nitra won first place in category 40+.RESULTSMEN’S 35+Dramac Group – Dubai 13:7Honduras – Dugi Rat 8:12Honduras – Dubai 5:8Kairos Trogir – Dramac Group 5:10FINAL PLACEMENT1.Dramac Group (Austria) 82.Kairos Trogir (Cro) 63.Dugi Rat (Cro) 44.Dubai (UAE) 25. Honduras (HON) 0MEN’S 42+Kairos Trogir – HKK Hana 6:13Tornado – Split 12:45th place matchKairos Trogir – Brno 3:14 Semi-finalTornado – PTKE 11:8SHTH – Hana 5:7Bronze medal matchSHTH – PTKE 8:9 (after penalty shot-out)FinalTornado – Hana 11:6FINAL PLACEMENT1.Tornado (Ukr)2.Hana (Svk)3.PTKE (Hun)4.SHTH (Svk)5.Brno (Cze)6.Kairos Trogir (Cro)7.Split (Cro)MEN’S 50+MAFC – PTKE 14:8Portugal – Split 9:8Roma – MAFC 5:4Split – PTKE 6:7Portugal – Roma 4:6FINAL PLACEMENT1.ROMA HANDBALL 82,MAFC OLD BOYS 63,LX 50 PORTUGAL 44.PTKE 2 5.SPLIT VETERANS read more

Momir Ilic retires Time to say goodbye to handball

Momir Ilic Legendary Serbian left back Momir Ilic has announced retirement from professional handball at the end of the season. The 38 years old shooter from Telekom Veszprem will stop to play at the end of the season and join David Davis in coaching staff of the Hungarian TOP team.“It is difficult decision, but it is time to say goodbye to handball. Handball is my life – said Ilic, who began his career at local RK Samot Arandjelovac with stations in RK Kolubara Lazarevac, RK Fidelinka (2002-2004), RK Gorenje (2004-2006), VfL Gummersbach (2006-2009), THW Kiel (2009-2013) and Telekom Veszprem (2013-2019). Ilic won two EHF Champions League trophies with THW Kiel in 2010 and 2012. Year 2012 was certainly the best in his career as he was voted for MVP of the EHF EURO 2012 when Serbia won silver medal. ← Previous Story Spain 2019: Host team with Slovenia, Serbia, USA, Japan and Tunisia Next Story → Petar Djordjic to SL Benfica read more