Yavatmal farmers pen their woes

first_imgFarmers in Yavatmal have started a month-long campaign to write over two lakh letters to the Maharashtra Governor and the President of India highlighting the apathy of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards their demands.The first letter was written and posted on April 14 by Jayashri Chayare, the eldest daughter of Shankar Chayare who killed himself by consuming poison on April 10 in Rajurwadi village in Yavatmal. In his suicide note, Chayare blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his death. For three days, his family members refused to accept his body and demanded that the Chief Minister visit them and hand over adequate compensation.Shetkari Nyay Hakka Samiti (Farmers’ Committee for Justice), headed by Congress leader Dewanand Pawar, is spearheading the campaign. Mr. Pawar said, “This is not the first case of a farmer in Yavatmal blaming the Prime Minister’s for his death in the suicide note. However, the government remains insensitive to the problems farmers are grappling with.” Mr. Pawar said the campaign was started after the Chief Minister refused to meet the bereaved family when he visited Yavatmal. He said, “We are sending letters to the Governor and the President to draw their attention to the woes of farmers and highlight the insensitive attitude of the Chief Minister and PM Modi.” Mr. Pawar said the family members of all farmers who had committed suicide in the district in the past few years were participating in the campaign. Jayashri, who wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, said, “My father took his life owing to rising debt burden and continued crop failure in the last few seasons. He was worried about my wedding and the education of my brother and sisters.” Jayashri said her father in his suicide note had clearly mentioned the ‘anti-farmer’ policies of the Modi government had forced him to commit suicide. She said, “I demand that an FIR be registered against the Modi government under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code. I condemn the Modi government for being responsible for my father’s death.”last_img read more

Corporate Thieves

first_imgFor  the past several decades, Western corporations have complained that piracy in developing countries of their intellectual property has cost them billions of dollars in profits. Microsoft is up in arms about pirated software in India and China, while the movie industry is livid over the piracy of its DVDs. You have no doubt heard the incessant industry refrains and occasionally perhaps even sympathized with the corporations. What you likely haven’t heard of is the even larger and more pernicious piracy of traditional knowledge by some of the largest agricultural and chemical giants in the United States and Europe. Not only do these companies exploit impoverished tribes in some of the poorest regions of the world, in many instances they have patented their knowledge, giving the biopirates the exclusive rights to its commercialization.In a handful of instances the crass abuse of the global patent system has ignited public fury and resulted in the reversal of the patents. The European Patent Office, for instance, revoked a patent issued to the American chemical conglomerate W R Grace for a neem insecticide after global protests and challenges by several NGOs. Patents for turmeric, Hoodia cactus, a Mexican yellow bean variant as well as a dozen other commonly known medicinal formulations or plant variants have been successfully challenged during the past decade. But in this same period, tens of thousands of other patents have been issued by the U.S. and European patent offices. In fact, even though W R Grace’s neem patent was revoked, nearly 100 other neem patents derived from the commonly known and used properties of the tree by Indians over generations still remain on the books. India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library estimates that nearly 2,000 patent applications copied from traditional Indian medicinal formulations are submitted every year, or 20,000 in the past decade. A 1998 study of patents in Australia by the nonprofit ETC Group found that 10% of all plant patents were biopirated.Greed is the primary impetus for biopiracy as new medicines can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and take years to develop. Traditional medicinal formulations, by contrast, are already time tested and often available off the shelf, offering billions of dollars in risk-free rewards.A patent is supposed to only be granted to a product or process that is novel or involves an inventive step. That is scarcely the case with biopirated patents as traditional medicinal systems — such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha in India, or Chinese or Amazonian traditional practices — have employed the products and techniques for centuries. Companies and university researchers circumvent the requirement because the “prior art” — the term by which previous knowledge on the subject is defined — is unknown to patent examiners since it only exists in oral traditions or unfamiliar texts. U.S. patent law requires applicants to disclose their awareness of related references to their claim and failure to do so can result in the invalidation of a patent. But biopirates observe the requirement in the breach. The existing patent regime skewed in favor of Western companies has been preserved largely on the strength of American economic and political muscle. As the economic clout of Brazil, India and China rises, they will hopefully begin challenging the deception and hypocrisy that allows Western companies to exploit the poorest and most vulnerable communities on this planet. Meanwhile, the next time you hear music or movie studios whine about the hazards of pirated downloads by struggling college students, give them a lesson on the theft of medicinal products and seeds from Asia, Africa and Latin America by their corporate buddies, will you?.   Related Itemslast_img read more

Prolific Harry Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Starting the year right LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Kane had failed to breach Cardiff’s defense in his three previous matches against the Welsh club and only did so this time because of a touch of fortune. Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball out of his area but it struck the midriff of Kane and ended up dribbling over the goal line.It was Kane’s 14th league goal, moving him alongside Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the scoring list and one above current Golden Boot holder Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionEriksen received a pass from Son, took a touch, and sent a precise shot from the edge of the area just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 12th minute.Kane then played in Son, who found the corner with an angled shot in the 26th minute for his eighth goal in his past eight starts. Son has only one Premier League game left — against Manchester United on Jan. 13 — before he leaves to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “That is football, we knew it would happen,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “He will go with his national team, but we have players and football is about the squad and surely we will find the solution.”Tottenham bounced back from a 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was their first game since seriously entering the title conversation. If Liverpool loses to City, Spurs will be back in it.“I don’t care,” Pochettino said, when asked about Thursday’s game. “Of course I will watch it, it will be an unbelievable game and I enjoy football.”Cardiff stayed three points above the relegation zone with this latest convincing loss to one of the league’s heavyweight teams. It was beaten 5-1 at Manchester United just before Christmas and was also thrashed 5-0 by Man City at home in September.“When we start off like that, we shoot ourselves in the foot. All the planning goes out of the window,” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said. “The goals were disappointing but they were too good for us in the first half. But that’s life and you move on.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Cardiff, during their English Premier League soccer match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — Harry Kane’s third-minute goal set Tottenham on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring the prolific England striker has scored against all 28 teams he has faced in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. City and Liverpool play each other on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “I was pleased that we hung in there because it’s easy to throw the towel down when you’re 3-0 down to a team like this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Pakistan mark return of international cricket by beating Sri Lanka

first_imgPakistan marked the return of international cricket to the country with a rip-roaring 36-run Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka in front of a packed stadium in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday.Powered by a lightning 51 off 24 balls by Shoaib Malik and a bowling attack led by paceman Mohammmad Amir, the hosts made sure the fans would enjoy a night to remember as Pakistan finally hosted an international cricket fixture on home soil after being shunned by foreign teams for eight years due to security risks.Pakistan’s isolation began when a 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan team’s bus in Lahore left six security personnel and two civilians dead while six players were injured.Since then, Pakistan have been forced to play designated ‘home’ matches primarily in the United Arab Emirates.”I’d like to thank the Sri Lankan team… this is something we have missed for many years,” Malik said after picking up the man-of-the-match award.”Thanks for inviting us, we really love you guys,” said Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera, whose side were beaten 3-0 in the series with the first two matches having taken place in Abu Dhabi.After Sunday’s game, jubilant Pakistani fans exiting the stadium danced and played drums on the streets of Lahore.”I cannot forget that horrible day when the Sri Lankan team was attacked,” said cricket enthusiast Altaf Akram.”They have taken a big step. All Pakistanis welcome the Sri Lankans … who are (now) heroes of Pakistan.”Security for Sunday’s match comprised 16,000 police officials and over 250 surveillance vehicles deployed around Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, a police official said.advertisement”Police have taken unprecedented security measures for (the) match,” Deputy Inspector General Haider Ashraf told Reuters, adding that aerial surveillance and CCTV cameras were also being utilised.”Police snipers have been deployed at all high buildings around Gaddafi Stadium,” he added.Pakistan officials hope Sunday’s match will encourage other countries to send their teams by next year.West Indies have already committed to a tour although the dates have yet to be finalised, cricket board chairman Najam Sethi told Reuters.Plans to bring cricket to other Pakistani cities are also underway with four domestic T20 fixtures from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) competition planned in southern metropolis Karachi.”We want to hold two double headers in Karachi midway through the PSL and then have the final in Lahore,” he said.”Sri Lanka, West Indies, PSL, the next slot which is open to Pakistan and any other country, there will be cricket here, I guarantee you that.”last_img read more

Reds win title at Panathinaikos on Diamantidis’s farewell

first_imgOlympiakos has won the Greek basketball league after another away triumph at Panathinaikos on Monday, this time in second overtime, in what was the first time it has clinched the title at the Greens’ home court. The game marked the end of the illustrious career of one of Greek basketball’s best ever player, Panathinaikos captain Dimitris Diamantidis.Olympiakos therefore won the best-of-five series 3-1 for its second consecutive league title, and achieved it on Monday without injured Greece international Giorgos Printezis.The Reds owe their 82-81 win mostly to their captain Vassilis Spanoulis, who after winning Game 2 for them a week earlier, he did it again with a buzzer-beating three-pointer that Panathinaikos did nothing about.The Olympic Sports Hall was brimming with excitement and anticipation for the last home game in the career of Diamantidis, and witnessed the first ever finals game between the two giants of Greek sports to go into a second overtime.The lead kept changing hands throughout the 50 minutes played, as both teams felt the pressure of the occasion. The regulation time ended 63-63 and the first overtime 71-71, after another buzzer-beater by Vangelis Mantzaris while the Panathinaikos players had started celebrating their… victory.Spanoulis then punished them again at the end of the second overtime, when Panathinaikos led by two and failed to foul Spanoulis to prevent him from attempting a three-pointer. The man-of-the-finals took his chances, stepped back and away from Diamantidis’s marking and sank in the decisive shot.More importantly, and unlike past record, the two clubs showed remarkable sportsmanship on several occasions in this series. This culminated on Monday in Panathinaikos’s leading figure Thanassis Giannakopoulos (uncle of its president) hugging Spanoulis, and Olympiakos owners Giorgos and Panayiotis Angelopoulos embracing Diamantidis.AEK has won the third spot in the league with a 3-1 score in the series with Aris, after its 89-81 home victory on Saturday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kane returns to bench against Chelsea

first_imgChelsea Chelsea vs Tottenham team news: Kane miraculously returns to bench as Morata starts for Blues Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 22:03 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Injury 11032018 Getty Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Morata Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The England international has amazingly overcome an ankle injury to return to the bench against the Blues at Stamford Bridge Tottenham striker Harry Kane returns to the bench for the club’s crucial clash with Chelsea on Easter Sunday.The England international has overcome an ankle injury but will not feature from the start against the Blues.Instead, Heung-Min Son will lead the line for Spurs, having scored 18 goals thus far this season in all competitions, including 12 in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He will be supported by Erik Lamela, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, with January signing Lucas Moura, acquired from PSG, on the bench.Chelsea, meanwhile, start Alvaro Morata up front, the Spain international having broken his goal drought against Leicester City in the FA Cup before the international break.Morata has not played 90 minutes in the Premier League since the club’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United in February and has yet to score a league goal this year, last finding the net against Brighton on Boxing Day.Nevertheless, Antonio Conte has placed his faith in the former Real Madrid forward, at the expense of ex-Arsenal star Olivier Giroud.Elsewhere, Willy Caballero plays in goal after Thibaut Courtois failed to overcome a hamstring injury in time for the derby encounter. The Belgian is not fit enough for the bench, and is left out of the squad altogether.Andreas Christensen, however, returns to the fold after leaving international duty with Denmark early due to a muscular injury.The clash has added importance for the Blues, who are aware that they could slip eight points behind Spurs if Mauricio Pochettino’s side are able to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in the Premier League era.Chelsea team: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Morata. Subs: Eduardo, Cahill, Emerson, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.Spurs team: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Son. Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lucas, Kane.last_img read more

Video: The Best Trick Play Of The College Football Season Just Happened

first_imgiowa just ran the best trick play of the yearThere have been several cool trick plays ran during the 2018 college football season so far.The best one, though, just happened in this afternoon’s Iowa-Minnesota game.The Hawkeyes ran an extremely cool trick play down by the Golden Gophers’ goal line. It worked like a charm, too.Check this out:On 4th down, Iowa got ultra creative and it worked. ? pic.twitter.com/i1gacvDBRa— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 6, 2018That is just awesome.Well done, Iowa.The Hawkeyes currently lead the game, 41-24.last_img read more

Teams from China other countries arrive for India leg of International Army

first_imgNew Delhi: Military teams from China and several other countries have arrived in the country to participate in the India leg of the International Army Games that will be held in culturally-rich golden city of Jaisalmer from August 6 to 14, officials said on Monday.India is all set to host the fifth Army International Scout Masters Competition as part of the games. It will take part in this discipline for the first time. The international military sports event in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer will be held for over nine days in August in a bid to promote bonhomie among the participating countries. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’China’s participation in the mega event is being seen as a bid by Beijing to boost military cooperation with India, after bilateral ties were hit post the Doklam standoff. “Teams from various countries have arrived for the International Army Games’ events here. The Army Scout Masters Competition will be conducted from August 6 to 14. These games have been a platform for participating nations to interact and promote bonhomie,” a senior official said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KJaisalmer military station is hosting the Army Scout Masters Competition. “The competition is a gruesome test of the essential military skills of a soldier, ranging from navigation, team work, physical endurance, map reading, tactical planning and much more,” he said. Besides the Indian army team, seven countries, including China, Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, are participating in the event. “For the past four days, the participating teams have been given extensive and detailed demonstrations and lectures on various stages of the competition and briefed in detail, especially about the regulations and the process of judgement,” the official said. For the next few days, the teams will undertake demonstrations and individual practices to familiarise themselves about the stages, and then they will be given time to carry out training with their respective teams, he said. “The visiting friendly countries have expressed their pleasure and gratitude on the high standards of the infrastructure and the arrangements that have been created for conduct of this unique event, which in itself is a historic event being organised for the first time in India. “This competition will be a true test of team spirit, grit, determination and professional skill of the teams,” the official said. The International Army Games, organised by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, have been taking place since 2015 and sees participation of close to 32 countries. A curtain-raiser of the Army International Scout Masters Competition was held at the Manekshaw Centre here on July which was attended by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat and several other senior Army officers.last_img read more

Hussen says he wants Canada to accept more refugees as economic immigrants

first_imgOTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he would like to increase the number of refugees Canada accepts and is pushing for higher refugee numbers every year.Speaking to participants in a conference marking World Refugee Day today, Hussen said one way to dramatically increase refugee levels is to open up economic immigration streams to refugees — programs they are usually not considered for.One refugee has already arrived in Canada this way, thanks to a pilot program launched last year that aims to match skilled refugees in Kenya and the Middle East with economic streams like the provincial nominee program.Hussen says he would like to “massively” ramp up this pilot as a way to bring more refugees to Canada through existing immigration programs.He and other migration experts say they are concerned about a global rise in rhetoric targeting refugees.They believe a key way to address this is to stop stereotyping refugees as a drain on resources and instead recognize them as skilled individuals who can help grow Canada’s economy by helping fill worker shortages across the country.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Former Presidents Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath appears in court

The Court order was issued following a request submitted by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).Gamini Senarath is being investigated for fraud. (Colombo Gazette) Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath appeared before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today.Senarath and two others had last month been banned from travelling overseas by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.

Annan names close aide to head UNs communications department

A national of India, Shashi Tharoor, 46, will serve as Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information after spearheading a reform process in the Department as its Interim Head since January 2001. Mr. Tharoor, who has a distinguished career both at the UN and as an author in his own right, has worked closely with the Secretary-General for many years, serving as his Special Assistant when Mr. Annan held key positions in UN peacekeeping, which at the time was facing the challenges of unprecedented growth and evolution at the end of the Cold War, especially during UN operations in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s. In 1997-98, Mr. Tharoor was Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General and during the next three years served as Director of Communications and Special Projects in Mr. Annan’s Office. Mr. Tharoor began his career with the UN in 1978 when he joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), serving both at its Geneva headquarters, and as head of the agency’s office in Singapore at the peak of the Vietnamese “boat people” crisis.Outside of his UN career, Mr. Tharoor has authored six books, including the award-winning political satire The Great Indian Novel, published in 1989, and India: From Midnight to the Millennium, published in 1997, a study of Indian politics, society and economic development after independence. In January 1998, Mr. Tharoor was named by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow.” He is also the recipient of several journalism and literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.Born in London, Mr. Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a Ph.D in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he also earned two Master’s degrees. read more

Sexual assault investigation into former Ohio State doctor widens

Richard Strauss, a former wrestling team physician and an assistant professor of medicine, is being investigated by Ohio State on allegations of sexual misconduct. Credit: Lantern file photoStudent-athletes from eight Ohio State sports have come forward with confidential reports regarding former physician Richard Strauss since the university began its investigation in April. Strauss worked at the university from the mid-1970s to the 1990s. A news release from Ohio State Thursday stated that the team hired to investigate Strauss has received the reports from former varsity male student-athletes from football, wrestling, volleyball, swimming, ice hockey, fencing and cheerleading. The release did not specify how many student-athletes came forward.Thursday’s release also stated the law firm leading the investigation has changed. The university originally said Bricker & Eckler LLP would be in charge of the investigation, but “a legal conflict precluded its involvement.”The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has appointed Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP as legal counsel for the University. Porter Wright has hired Perkins Coie LLP to conduct the investigation. The scope of Strauss’ alleged misconduct has continued to widen since the university announced the investigation in April. A former athlete who said he sexually assaulted by Strauss told The Lantern that Strauss also was a team doctor for the baseball and fencing teams, and Thursday’s announcement shines further light on just how widespread Strauss’ misconduct could be.The former Ohio State varsity athlete said he was sexually assaulted twice by Strauss during physical examinations during the fall of 1994 and 1995. In the spring of 1997, the athlete was approached to testify in a hearing against Strauss. Despite not participating, he said he knew of at least three former athletes that attended a hearing.Ohio State had announced on April 5 that it was beginning its investigation into the allegations about Strauss. According to the press release, the allegations pertained to his time working with athletes and “other acts of sexual misconduct.”Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation about the incidents should contact the investigators at osu@perskinscoie.com.Correction at 5:20 p.m. on May 3: The email address in the bottom of the story has been corrected to osu@perkinscoie.com. Correction at 5:54 p.m. on May 3: The story originally said the former athlete was sexually assaulted by Strauss. It has since been changed to “said he was sexually assaulted.” read more

CPL Oil rush sends airport arrivals through the roof

A large crowd at one of the Amazon Warriors games in GuyanaThe Caribbean Premier League—the sporting franchise that has evolved into the Regional signature sporting bonanza annually—in addition to the growing interest in Guyana’s emerging Oil and Gas sector has seen arrivals into the country skyrocket.Arrivals at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for August 2017 set an unprecedented record of 34,796 passengers, surpassing the 2012 figure of 33,367.Additionally, arrivals for the first 8 months rose to seven per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2016.According to Cheddi Jagan International Airport Inc (CJIA), “The increase can be positively attributed to the Guyana leg of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] tournament and… additional business travel due the expansion in the oil and gas and mining sectors.”Substantive Minister David Patterson, commenting on the increase said “overall, 2017 is another strong year for us with business and tourist traveling demand levels steadily increasing.”According to Patterson, Government is pursuing several carriers to assist with the additional influx of passengers.“High on the list of priorities is a carrier to ply the South American/Georgetown market and both Legacy and Low Cost Carriers for the North American Market,” the Minister further stated.While New York remains the largest key market, there has been an upsurge in other destinations such as Cuba and Panama.Meanwhile, upon completion of the new Arrivals Terminal Building, with the inclusion of several facilities and amenities, CJIA’s capacity will be greatly augmented and strengthened, significantly impacting passengers’ experience.An artist’s impression of the completed project.The US$150 million project was scheduled to be completed within 32 months of its commencement in 2013; however, that the deadline was extended to December 1, 2017 since the project would have experienced several delays.In 2012, Guyana, under the leadership of former President Donald Ramotar, had secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyanese Government has injected some US$12 million.When the coalition Government came into power in May 2015, the project was put on hold but following discussions between Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, and the contracting company, China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), it was announced that the project will be continued.On completion the US$150M expansion projected is expected to yield two air passenger boarding bridges for passenger’s arrival and departures; a 450 seating departure area, escalators and elevators in addition to its extending runway catering for larger categories of aircraft. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDestination Guyana gaining impetusAugust 4, 2013In “Business”CJIA increases security fees, introduces service charge for passengersApril 16, 2019In “Business”GUYOIL opens $700M fuel facility at CJIADecember 8, 2014In “Business” read more

Womens Junior WCh 18 Final Poland beats Brasil – Denmark out

Czech RepublicWomen’s junior handball championship In the first four matches of the Women’s Junior World Championship in Czech Republic, Poland made the biggest surprise with a win over favourite, Brasil.Korea – Denmark 25:22 (11:10)Romania – France 14:20 (5:9)Czech Republic – Hungary 16:30 (7:15)Brazil – Poland 20:23 (9:13) ← Previous Story Claude Onesta and the 14 Experts! Next Story → Leon’s captain Vicente Alamo joins Benfica!

Man arrested in connection with Skibbereen arson incidents

first_imgA MAN WILL appear in court tomorrow, having been arrested following a number of incidents of arson in the Skibbereen area.At around 5.15am this morning, gardaí responded to a call relating to a number of cars on fire at the fire station in Skibbereen. On arrival they discovered four cars on fire inside the compound and one on fire outside. These cars were used for training purposes. Shortly afterwards, at around 5.30am, gardai went to an incident at a plant hire firm on Marsh Road in which a car and a caravan had been set on fire.Gardai conducted a search of the surrounding area near Marsh Road and discovered a man in his 30’s hiding in a ditch nearby.He was arrested and brought to Skibbereen Garda Station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.The man will appear before Clonakilty District Court tomorrow morning at 10.30am charged in relation to these arson incidents and other arson incidents in the Skibbereen area over the past 12 months.last_img read more

St Andrews unveils George Despina Berbatis Gymnasium

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Perth’s St Andrew’s Grammar officially opened the doors of the George & Despina Berbatis Gymnasium on Sunday.The highly-anticipated event was well attended by more than 400 guests, including students, parents, families and friends of the school, along with representatives of the Hellenic Association of WA.Senator Linda Reynolds and Premier Colin Barnett unveil the plaque commemorating the official opening of the gymnasium.Also in attendance was the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett MLA; Senator Linda Reynolds; Member for Perth and the first school teacher at St Andrew’s Grammar, Eleni Evangel MLA; deputy regional governor of Thessaloniki, Paraskevi (Voula) Patoulidou; Tom Koutsanbanis MLA and Alannah MacTiernan MLA. Major benefactors Rita and Con Berbatis unveil a plaque in honour of George & Despina Berbatis, with the help of the deputy regional governor of Thessaloniki, Paraskevi (Voula) Patoulidou.The project was jointly funded by the Australian government, Western Australian government, and a significant financial contribution by the Berbatis family and the Hellenic Association of Western Australia.last_img read more

British Bulldog Davey Boy Smiths daughter backstage at WWE Live event in

first_img Twitter Current WWE star Natalya took to her Twitter to post a picture of herself backstage at Wednesday’s WWE Live event in London with Georgia Smith, daughter of the late “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith.Georgia then took to her own Twitter to post a picture with Natalya.You can check out Natalya’s and Georgia’s Twitter posts below:26 years ago today, The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith faced off against @BretHart at #SummerSlam for the IC Title at Wembley Stadium. Tonight I’m backstage with Davey’s daughter @georgiasmith87 in London for #wwelive …♥️ pic.twitter.com/aS6ERO2hXP— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 29, 2018 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte I ♥️ you @NatbyNature had such a nice night with you! pic.twitter.com/3aEJbmvd3J— Georgia Smith (@georgiasmith87) August 29, 2018 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterestlast_img read more

Video WWE previews the upcoming Fall 2018 schedule including Evolution Crown Jewel

first_img Pinterest WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Video: Triple H says Chyna was “massively important” to evolution of women’s pro wrestling Facebookcenter_img WWE has uploaded a video (above) promoting the upcoming Fall 2018 schedule.This includes the all-women’s Evolution PPV on October 28, Crown Jewel on November 2 from Saudi Arabia, Survivor Series on November 18 and TLC on December 16. Google+ What happened after RAW in Chicago, Survivor Series weekend schedule, Main Event tapings Twitterlast_img read more