Foundation set for airline operation between Ghana and Guyana

first_imgAn air services agreement, initiating the process to facilitate directs flights between Guyana and Ghana, was on Friday inked at the ongoing International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, with responsibility for the aviation sector, Annette Ferguson; and Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda, signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACC) on Friday.The Government has demonstrated the notion of, “putting words into action” with the ceremony. She said Guyana will be looking forward to the collaborationMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson and Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda signing the agreement, flanked by delegates and officialsbetween South America and Africa.The agreement was signed after the hosting of the third African Diaspora Meeting, where a recent assessment found that it usually takes more than 38 hours from a Caribbean country to Africa and this initiated discussions.Ghana’s Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda explained that the agreement came at an opportune time for the Government and the people of Ghana.“We hope that the true meaning of what we signed today would be that aircraft and airlines will connect Georgetown, Guyana to other cities of the Caribbean and South America. We’re trying to cut down the time and bring all the socio-economic benefit to all the countries involved. And this is what our politicians can do to show there is political work and commitment.”On Wednesday, the Governments of Guyana and Aruba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see direct flights from Georgetown to Aruba in the near future. These agreements and MoUs are geared at bolstering Guyana’s aviation sector.last_img read more

2nd puppy-nap suspect nabbed

first_imgBoth men are scheduled for an April 4 court appearance, Lopez said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A second suspect turned himself in Sunday, more than a week after four purebred Yorkshire terrier puppies were stolen at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in Koreatown. Troy Cabral, 23, turned himself in around 10 a.m. and was booked for investigation of residential robbery, said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman. He was released hours later after posting $100,000 bail, Lopez said. Three puppies, valued at $2,500 each, and a full-grown family pet named Tan-ja were reunited with their owners Saturday evening at the Wilshire Division police station. One puppy was still missing, police said. The animals were recovered after another suspect, 19-year-old Ryan Betton, surrendered on Friday. Betton posted $100,000 bail and was released early Saturday, Lopez said. The puppies had been advertised for sale in a newspaper, and two men posing as buyers made an appointment to see them Feb. 23. When a woman opened the door, one of the men pulled a gun. The men came in and ordered the family of four to lie on the living-room floor. A home surveillance camera caught the scene as one man held a gun and the other chased after the puppies with a plastic garbage bag . He snatched one of the dogs from a woman’s hands. No one was injured. last_img read more

Impala, Homeboyz drawn together for Dala 7s

first_img0Shares0000Impala’s David Mustami advance against Menengai Oilers. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18- Title-chasing Impala Saracens and defending circuit champions Homeboyz RFC have been thrown into the same pool for the season-ending Dala Sevens in Kisumu this weekend, with the chase for this season’s title headed to the wire.Second placed Impala are seeded top of Pool B for Dala having finished runners-up at the penultimate round in Christie Sevens last weekend. The other seeded teams are leaders Kabras Sugar, Nakuru RFC and Kenya Harlequin who will headline Pool B, C and D respectively. It will be an interesting end of season tournament especially for holders Homeboyz and Impala as no team from Pool B has featured in the Cup final at each of the previous five rounds of the circuit, not even as a losing finalist.To win the title, the two sides need to at least get to the Main Cup final.Kabras Sugar players celebrate after winning the Christie Sevens at the RFUEA Ground on October 15, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond makhayaKabras Sugar will assure themselves of a maiden Sevens title if they get to the final, regardless of whether they win it or not. The title chasing Impala, Homeboyz and Nakuru have fate out of their hands and their hopes will be rested on who stops Kabras.If the Kakamega based side fail to get to the final, then onus will be on the two sides to fight off to get to the final. However, if it will be Impala and Homeboyz in the final, the former will need to win to clinch the crown while if Homeboyz win, separation will go down to try difference.“Fate is out of our hands and now we will need to go out there to Kisumu, play to get to the final and see what comes of it. We know we stand a chance but that heavily depends on others. We only hope the stars can align in our favor,” Impala head coach Oscar Osir said.-Kabras coach-Kabras Sugar head coach Charles Cardovillis. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKabras boss Charles Cardovillis is meanwhile eager to ink his name on the history books of the club but has asked his players to keep their heads on the ground and focus to ensure they don’t drop the pot at the doorstep.“It is exciting to win back-to-back titles but we have to keep the focus, continue working hard and hope to emulate the same performance in Kisumu. We just want to get to the final and we are determined to achieve that. There is no easy team in the series this season so we can’t dare underrate anyone,” Cardovillis said.Kabras will face season’s surprise package Menengai Oilers, Nondies and Masinde Muliro University in Pool A. Oilers are placed fifth in the standings  but did not perform as well as they should have expected at the Christie Sevens.Nakuru RFC and Kenya Sevens star Oscar ‘Wheels’ Ouma glides away from a Kabras Sugar opponent during the Prinsloo Sevens at the Nakuru Athletic Club on September 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPool C will see fourth placed Nakuru RFC take on KCB, Blakblad and hosts Kisumu. Sixth placed KCB are 18 points off leaders Kabras and their chances of clinching the title are close to minimal.“We want to go out there and finish strongly, probably get to win it. It hasn’t been the best season for us but we have the chance to redeem ourselves,” head coach Dennis Mwanja said.Pool D will see Kenya Harlequins, Mwamba, Strathmore and last weekend’s Division Two champions Makueni square out.Dala Sevens poolsPool A: Kabras, Oilers, Nondies, MMUSTPool B: Impala, Homeboyz, Western Bulls, KisiiPool C: Nakuru, KCB, Blakblad, KisumuPool D: Quins, Mwamba, Strathmore, Makueni0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo 100% FIT to face Man City in Champions League semi-final

first_imgReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.The Portuguese forward has missed Real’s last three games – including the goalless draw in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week – with a thigh injury.But he has played a full part in training ahead of Wednesday’s Bernabeu clash and Zidane says he is ready to return.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Zidane said: “Cristiano is okay. He is 100 per cent. He trained this morning and he will be there tomorrow.”Zidane insisted there was no risk attached to playing Ronaldo, who has struck 16 times in 10 appearances in the Champions League this season, and is the competition’s record goalscorer.The Frenchman said: “The whole week, little by little, Ronaldo has been recovering. That’s how it is with this player. He’s very quick, he looks after himself a lot, and tomorrow he will be 100 per cent.”But he delivered less optimistic news about two other key players, as the Real boss confirmed both forward Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro would miss out.Benzema was withdrawn at half-time in Manchester with a hamstring injury and Casemiro has since suffered a blow to the hip.Zidane said: “Karim and Case are different. Karim still had a doubt and we don’t want to risk it, and the same goes for Case. It is not an injury, just a bit of a problem.“But we have another squad list and so everybody else can play.”There was also what once would have seemed an unlikely moment at the press conference as Zidane was asked for his thoughts on Leicester City, the new Premier League champions.The World Cup winner smiled and said: “I think they have had a wonderful season. [Claudio] Ranieri, their coach, did a wonderful job. I am really happy for them.“It is the first time they are champions – it is something to be admired very much. For me it is no miracle – it is what this team deserves.” 1 Will Man City cope with returning Ronaldo on Wednesday? last_img read more

FANCY A PART IN ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’?

first_imgLetterkenny Musical Society returns to the stage of An Grianan Theatre on March 1st next year with a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the show that began its 16 year run of acclaimed performances.A Grianan Theatre in LetterkennyAs ever, the society begins preparations at St Bernadette’s School in September, with the first gathering at 8 o’clock on Wednesday September 2nd. This is a change from the traditional Tuesday night, and will remain the case for the duration of this run of rehearsals.Open auditions will be held for all principal roles, and there are also many other opportunities for character portrayal and one line solos. The main roles are Jesus, a tenor who needs to have a very wide vocal range, as well as being a very good actor. Judas is a key figure who features prominently, another tenor, but with more of a rock feel to his music. Mary Magdalene is a soprano, and is the only main female role, but there are many other smaller roles for women. Peter is a tenor, who sings a very important duet with Mary Magdalene, and ensuring their voices are well matched will be a priority in casting that role.Pontius Pilate is a baritone with a strong voice and a stage presence to march, Herod is a tenor, and also needs to have a keen sense of comic timing, and ideally, some experience of dancing. Simon Zealotes is a baritone / tenor whose song on the day Jesus and his followers enter Jerusalem is a vital one in setting the scene, and the other nine apostles are a mixture of male voices, from tenor to bass.Caiaphas, the high priest, is a bass, Annas, his side kick is a baritone / tenor, both are somewhat sinister and imposing, as are the other three priests who are also required.Of course, there are choral parts, with several crowd scenes and choruses, and a strong group of dancers will also be required. Anyone intending to audition for a role is being asked to look at YouTube or other services, learn a song from that character and be ready to audition on September 2nd. The hope is to have the show provisionally cast relatively quickly, and then get into rehearsals.For more information and the latest updates, go to Facebook and search for Letterkenny Musical Society Public Information Page.The show will be directed by Billy Patterson, and choreographed by Jessica Peoples, who joins the LMS for the first time. The Musical Director will be Mark Bradley, assisted by his brother Gerard, both of whom have had a long association with the society.FANCY A PART IN ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’? was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more