drnfhaky

Devonshire added to Guineas field

first_img “The owners have been very sporting,” said McCreery. “She seems in good form and the conditions won’t bother her. “I don’t particularly think she needs soft ground ground to be seen at her best, but she seems to handle it a lot better than others. “It could be very tacky by the weekend and we know she goes through it. “We don’t know that much about her sire as yet, but I’ve a few and they seem like milers to me. “She was staying on strongly the other day, though, and later in the season she might get a bit further than that. “We’ll see how she gets on this weekend and then take it from there.” David Wachman’s Legatissimo and Jim Bolger’s Lucida, first and second in the Guineas at Newmarket, were among the fillies taken out at the forfeit stage. Press Association The Fast Company filly has been second on both of her outings in Group Three company this season and, in an open year, connections felt it was worth taking the plunge. Having chased home Dermot Weld’s Stormfly over seven furlongs in April, she turned that form around but was beaten by Kissed By Angels a month later. A total of 21 fillies are still in contention, including Aidan O’Brien’s Kissed By Angels. O’Brien could also run Found, Outstanding, Qualify and Wedding Vow. Jessica Harrington has two strong candidates in Jack Naylor and Bocca Baciata while Jim Bolger has left in Pleascach, Mainicin and Steip Amach. Mick Channon’s Malabar ran well to finish fourth at Newmarket while Mick Halford’s Raydara was one of the best juveniles last season. Dermot Weld has a couple of interesting contenders in Joailliere and Stormfly. James Given’s pair of Pastoral Girl and Russian Punch and the Clive Brittain-trained Teosroyal are others still engaged. Willie McCreery feels Devonshire deserves her place in the line up after she was supplemented by Godolphin for Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.last_img read more

drnfhaky

Amazon Series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Will Film In Miami

first_imgAmazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a show about a 1950’s housewife-turned stand-up comedian in New York City is headed to Miami. The show will film some scenes in Miami for its third season this summer. The role of Miriam “Midge” Maisel is played by actress Rachel Brosnahan.Actor Tony Shalhoub who plays the role of Madge’s father said in an interview, “I think I’ve heard that we’re going to Miami in June. That’s all I know…it’s about [Midge’s] tour but that’s all I got.”There’s no word yet on which cast members will be in Miami during the time of filming.last_img

drnfhaky

Murray scores 21 as Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks 109-95

first_img March 9, 2020 Seconds earlier, a slam by Murray was waved off with an offensive charge call even though D.J. Wilson left his feet trying to prevent the basket. Denver didn’t challenge the call.Antetokounmpo got hurt in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, and on Sunday afternoon the Bucks said he had a minor sprain of his left knee and would miss at least two games. Milwaukee’s 141-130 loss at Phoenix on Sunday marked the first time the Bucks dropped back-to-back games this season.Now it’s a three-game skid. QUOTE OF THE NIGHT“I played Division III basketball so I can definitely imagine that,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer on imagining Italian sports leagues playing games without fans because of the new coronavirus. Murray scores 21 as Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks 109-95 Nuggets: At Dallas on Wednesday night.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee got back into the game with eight easy points off five Nuggets turnovers in the second quarter, when the Bucks trimmed a 52-36 deficit by closing the first half on an 18-10 run. … The Bucks play seven of their next eight in Milwaukee. Nuggets: Jokic continued a recent trend of non-assertive play on the offensive end as he made just one basket in the first half. … The Nuggets play seven of their next eight on the road — and their only home game during that stretch is against the Clippers, who beat them by 29 points this month.UP NEXTBucks: Host Boston on Thursday night.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games, 109-95 on Monday night.The NBA-leading Bucks (53-12) were without reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has a knee injury, as well as starters Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton and key backup George Hill.Altogether, the Bucks played without their top six scorers, and despite a valiant effort by their backups led by Kyle Korver (23 points), the team sorely missed that firepower during its fourth consecutive road loss and third in a row on this trip. Associated Press The Bucks were swept by Denver in the two-game season series. The Nuggets won 127-115 in Milwaukee on Jan. 31 for their signature win this season.Nuggets leading scorer Nikola Jokic took just two first-half shots, made one, and continually passed up opportunities to get to the basket and instead distributed the ball. After a poor third quarter, Jokic came on strong down the stretch and finished with 10 points, half his average.Grant and Millsap picked up the slack with 15 first-half points each as the Nuggets raced out to a 16-point lead before Milwaukee cut it to 62-54 at the break.In the third quarter, Jokic missed five straight shots — a hook, a jumper and three 3-pointers — stretching his drought to 13 consecutive misses from beyond the arc before he sank one in the closing minutes.The third quarter ended with Mason Plumlee’s fast-break layup for a 76-71 Denver lead after Monte Morris blocked Frank Mason III’s pull-up 3 from behind.last_img read more

drnfhaky

Joe Boy Gets New Opponent for Commonwealth Title

first_imgNigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph has got a new opponent for the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight at the GOtv Boxing Night 12.The new opponent, Israel Kammwamba of Malawi, replaces South Africa’s Dillon Youle who pulled out from the fight on account of injury.The event, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will feature seven bouts, including three other international title bouts.The boxers are in line to earn a total of N20million in prize monies. The winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Award for the best boxer will go home with N2.5million. The two runners-up will win N1million and N500,000 respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

drnfhaky

One alteration to side for Longford trip

first_img1.        Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash    2.        Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials    3.        Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers    4.        Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow    5.        Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule    6.        Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers    7.        Shane Leahy – Arravale Rovers    8.        Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers    9.        Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers  10.        Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle   11.        Peter Acheson – (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers  12.        Jason Lonergan  – Clonmel Commercials  13.        Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen  14.        Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials  15.        Philip Austin – Borrisokane  Subs:    16.        Ciarán Kendrick – Moyle Rovers  17.        Niall O’Donovan – Arravale Rovers  18.        Donagh Leahy – Arravale Rovers  19.        Billy Hewitt – Ardfinnan  20.        John O’Callaghan – Ballyporeen  21.        Liam Casey – Cahir  22.        David Butler – Drom & Inch  23.        Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials  24.        Mark Hanley – Aherlow  25.        Donal Lynch – Clonmel Commercials  26.        George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers Manager Liam Kearns has brought Josh Keane into the side at right-half forward.Tipp are unbeaten so far in Division 3 – they’ve recorded home victories over Clare and the Faithful County and drawn away to Limerick and Westmeath.This is the XV that will line out at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park:last_img read more

drnfhaky

MLB Top Prospects: Pitcher sleepers for fantasy baseball dynasty/keeper leagues

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetMLB Top Prospects: PitcherAtlanta’s Touki Toussaint (No. 34 in our prospect rankings) started slowly this spring but was dominant when I saw him in Florida last week and looks set to win a rotation spot in Atlanta. At his best, Toussaint has a big fastball, plus curve, and solid changeup. His command has been an issue, but this spring he’s been attacking the strike zone and throwing more quality strikes. His fastball/curve combination is good enough to overpower hitters, and if he can maintain the command gains he’s shown this spring he could eventually be a No. 2 starter in the majors. As a rookie, he’ll probably have nights when he looks like a front-line starter and other nights where he loses command and struggles. Regardless, he’ll post high strikeout numbers and should log 10-12 wins this year while pitching for a high-quality Braves club.Top MLB ProspectsCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Top 50Chris Paddack (No. 40) has been a revelation in Padres camp this spring and should open the season in the San Diego rotation. There’s even been talk of having him start on opening day. Paddack has exceptional command and has only walked 20 batters while striking out 230 in 177.2 minor league innings. His mid-90s heater is a plus pitch, and his sinking change is a nasty put-away offering. His curve has looked better this spring and could add a third weapon to an already impressive arsenal. Right now, he profiles as a quality No. 3 starter. If his curveball continues to develop, he could be a No. 2.Japanese free-agent signee Yusei Kikuchi will be a part of the Mariners rotation this season and appears ready to contribute solid numbers right away. A polished lefty with good command, Kikuchi looked good when I saw him in Arizona this spring. He threw four pitches for strikes, dialed his fastball up to 95 mph, and showed a consistently plus slider. There’s nothing exceptional about Kikuchi, but his combination of above-average stuff, good command, and ability to mix pitches should allow him to post 12-plus wins, notch an 8.0 K/9, and log an ERA around 4.00.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:  Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300The Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara posted a solid 3.44 ERA in six big league starts last season and should begin the 2019 campaign in the Miami rotation. Alcantara has a big mid-90s fastball, but his command and secondary stuff are both inconsistent. The rebuilding Marlins will probably let him learn on the job, which means there’s a good chance that he sticks in the rotation all year even if he doesn’t perform all that well. If he can improve his command and sharpen his off-speed pitches, he could be a mid-rotation starter. As a rookie, he should post good strikeout totals but probably won’t win many games pitching for a weak Marlins squad.Injuries to the Yankees’ rotation mean that Jonathan Loaisiga should open the year as New York’s No. 4 starter. Loaisiga has not looked good this spring and he was merely average in a brief big league cameo last year, but the depleted Bombers don’t have many starting pitching options at the moment. Loaisiga actually has quality stuff, including a mid-90s fastball, above-average breaking ball, and solid change. He also typically shows good command, pounds the zone, and generates lots of ground balls. If he can return to form this spring, he could be a successful back-end starter. However, right now he’s a risky play.Merrill Kelly has emerged as a contender for the Diamondbacks’ rotation after pitching for the past three seasons in the Korean professional league. Kelly has been solid thus far in Cactus League play and could be an effective back-end starter. Kelly shows good command of three pitches (fastball, curve, change) and demonstrates an ability to mix pitches and set up hitters. He’s a bit of a wild card, but he’s a guy worth tracking if he can continue his recent success (three hits, six Ks in his past 8.2 innings).2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:  Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each teamThe Padres have three rookie pitchers who are still in the mix for the fifth starter role. Jacob Nix was the leading candidate before arm soreness shelved him last week. Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill now stand an outside chance of taking the fifth starter spot, although neither has been particularly effective. If Nix can return to the mound quickly, he could claim the role. His fastball-curve combo is above-average, and he shows solid command. He probably won’t be anything more than a back-end starter, but pitching in San Diego will bolster his stats. Allen has better stuff and projects as a mid-rotation starter despite the need for more seasoning against advanced hitters. Quantrill is a bit overrated and shows average stuff and command. Whether he can stick as a starter is an open question.Dakota Hudson is still battling for the Cardinals’ fifth starter role and has pitched well in Grapefruit League action. Hudson has plus stuff, but it’s inconsistent, as is his command. At his best he throws a lively mid-90’s fastball that generates lots of ground balls. His slider will flash plus, and his cutter can induce weak contact. If he can tighten his command and execute his pitches more consistently, he could be a mid-rotation starter. Right now he’s a risky back-end guy.The Cardinals’ Alex Reyes (No. 16) will probably begin the season in the bullpen, but he has electric stuff and looked dominant when I saw him in Florida last week. Reyes missed most of the past two seasons due to injury and is being eased back into regular use. Reyes has been up and down this spring, but in the inning I saw he was unhittable. Reyes has four plus pitches (high-90s fastball, slider, curve, and changeup) and, at his best, toys with hitters by mixing speeds and locations. He’ll need some time regain his consistency and command, but, if he can avoid injury, he’s almost certain to get a shot at the rotation sometime in 2019.The pitching-rich Braves have enough big league ready prospects to fill two starting rotations. In addition to Toussaint, Kyle Wright, Mike Soroka, and Bryse Wilson are all solid starters who could get a shot in Atlanta this season. Wright (No. 37) has been the most impressive of these five this spring and would probably be first in line for a call-up in Atlanta. Wright looked good when I saw him last week in Florida, and thus far he’s posted a 3.00 ERA with 16 strikeouts and only two walks in 12 Grapefruit League innings. Wright has struggled with command as a pro, but he’s cleaned up his delivery and looks much more consistent this year. Wright has the stuff (four quality pitches, including a plus mid-90s fastball that he’ll also cut or sink) to be a No. 2 starter if he can maintain the command improvements he’s shown this spring.Soroka (No. 32) performed well last year in five big league starts before a shoulder issue derailed his 2018 campaign. The issue flared up again this spring, but he’s reportedly feeling better and could resume game action in the next few weeks. Soroka shows consistently good command of three above-average pitches and profiles as a No. 3 starter. If he can return to health, he could get another big league shot by midseason.Wilson looked great when I saw him in Florida last week. His plus fastball was sharp, and his changeup was much improved. Wilson’s plus stuff, good command, and aggressive approach should allow him to eventually win a spot as a mid-rotation starter. This spring he’s shown that he can succeed against big league hitters, and he could be in line for a call-up sometime this season.Meanwhile in Houston, top prospect Forrest Whitley looks big league ready, while Josh James and Framber Valdez may also contribute in 2019.Whitley (No. 3) has been electric this spring in Grapefruit League action and appears ready to make his big league debut sometime this season. The Astros rotation has some question marks this year, and a hot start at Triple-A could launch Whitely to the majors. Whitley has the dominant stuff of a front-line starter (mid-90s fastball, plus curve, plus change, and quality slider). He commands all four pitches well and has improved his pitch execution from year to year. Whitley is currently the best pitching prospect in baseball and should be successful even as a rookie.James (No. 39) was in line to compete for a rotation spot with Houston, but a quadriceps strain sidelined him until last Saturday, when he made his first spring appearance. The Astros might keep him in the bullpen to open the season, but he has the stuff (mid-90s fastball, above-average change; above-average slider) to be a mid-rotation starter. He’ll need to tighten his command to reach his potential, but a return to health and a hot start to the season could put him back in the rotation mix.Valdez was also competing for a rotation slot this spring but poor command has torpedoed his chances. Valdez has a plus sinking fastball and a solid curve. As a two-pitch guy he is more likely to end up in the bullpen, but the Astros continue to give him opportunities to start and he could be serviceable as a back-end guy.Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft Strategies Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | CloserKeep an Eye OnOakland’s Jesus Luzardo (No. 7) has been lights-out in Cactus League action, but he’ll certainly begin the season in the minors. Luzardo is one of baseball’s top pitching prospects with excellent command of three quality pitches: a plus fastball, plus change, and above-average breaking ball. If he carries over his spring performance into the regular season, he could get a midseason promotion. If he can improve his pitch sequencing and tighten his curve, he’ll soon reach his potential as a frontline starter.Brent Honeywell (No. 17) is coming off Tommy John surgery and has yet to throw a pitch for the Rays this season, but he’s been tossing bullpens and is on track to return to game action in May. The rebuilding Rays have no incentive to rush Honeywell’s return, but he could get a late-season call-up. Honeywell shows good command of five quality pitches, including a fastball that reaches the mid-90s, a plus change, and a nasty screwball. He attacks hitters, mixes well and the stuff and makeup to be a No. 2 starter.Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller (No. 19) will open the season in Triple-A, but he should finish the year in the majors. Keller shows good command of a mid-90s fastball, a plus curve, and above-average changeup. He’ll need to be more consistent to fully realize his potential as a No. 2 starter, but he has all the tools to be a very good big leaguer. A hot start in the minors could get him a quick promotion to Pittsburgh. Pitching is always the most unpredictable part of baseball — and, as such, fantasy baseball. Injury risk is high among pitchers and, as a result, end-of-the-year rotations often look very different than opening-day rotations. This frequent chaos often creates unexpected sleeper opportunities for young hurlers. At the same time, rookies are no less prone to injuries themselves. Last year saw three top-50 pitching prospects miss the season due to injuries (Brett Honeywell, Alex Reyes, and A.J. Puk), and this year two top guys have already been slowed by health concerns (Mike Soroka and Josh James). That’s in addition to keeper/dynasty league favorite, Michael Kopech, who went down at the end of last year and won’t be back until 2020.This season, there is already a sizeable number of rookie pitchers who are projected to win rotation spots. Right behind them are several dozen others who could see significant big league time this year. Oakland’s A.J. Puk (No. 29) missed last season due to Tommy John surgery and will begin this year in the minors. Puk has battled command issues as a pro, but before getting hurt last spring his stuff and his control were both much improved. When healthy, the big lefty shows an electric fastball and wipeout slider. If he can throw consistent strikes when he returns to game action this season, he’ll be in line for a promotion to Oakland where he has the upside of a No. 2 or 3 starter.White Sox righthander Dylan Cease (No. 30) will open the season at Triple-A but could crack the big league rotation by midseason. Cease has plus stuff, including a high-90s fastball and a plus curve. Last season, he improved his command and posted impressive numbers in a season split between High-A and Double-A (2.40 ERA with 160 strikeouts in 124 innings). He’ll need to improve his changeup to reach his potential, but he has the stuff to be a No. 2 or 3 starter.Seattle’s Justus Sheffield (No. 33), didn’t make the opening day roster, but he showed well in big league camp and should be in lineup for a call-up sometime in 2019. At his best, Sheffield has an overpowering fastball/slider combination, but his release point can be inconsistent and his command can waver. This spring his changeup seems sharper and his command has been better. If his command remains solid and his change is effective, he profiles as a No. 2 or 3 starter.last_img read more

drnfhaky

NBA free agency news: Kawhi Leonard says he hasn’t bought property in Toronto … yet

first_img NBA Finals 2019: Kyle Lowry speechless when kid calls him ‘icon all over Canada’ “No, I didn’t,’’ Leonard said when asked if he had indeed bought property north of the border. “It didn’t happen yet, no.”Kawhi Leonard when asked if he had purchased property in Toronto 🤔pic.twitter.com/pI8YFh2og5— Ball Realm (@TheBallRealm) June 9, 2019That discreet “yet” in Leonard’s response undoubtedly perked up a few ears in Canada. Related News Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star (calf) listed as questionable for Game 5 This isn’t the first installment of property watch with Leonard. The Los Angles Times reported in January that the three-time All-Star had purchased a Tuscan-style estate in a San Diego County community for $13.3 million using a corporate entity he manages.However, Leonard bought the West Coast mansion before this storybook run through the playoffs and the outpouring of affection from the city of Toronto.”Coming in, I wanted to be able to contribute to the team and be able to get them to this point, and we’re doing it so far. I just feel like I did something special for them, just this group, just being able to be the first team to get to the NBA Finals for Toronto,” Leonard told reporters after winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals. “That’s how fans are. Everyone out here they love, not just me. If you walk through the city or if I’m with one of my teammates, they show them a lot of love as well. It’s a great support group out here with the fans and with everyone in Toronto.” NBA Finals 2019: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala wants to make ‘another run’ at championship next year Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors are one win away from winning the first NBA Finals in franchise history, but even with that milestone on the horizon, the superstar is still fielding questions about his future beyond this month.After practice Sunday, Leonard was asked about circulating reports that he had purchased a property in Toronto — a report that gave Raptors fans hope they would re-sign Leonard in free agency this summer. He shot the rumor down, sort of. Leonard, who will be only 28 years old when free agency opens in July, is one of the crown jewels of a 2019 class that features Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Klay Thompson, among others.During his radio show last week, Toronto sports radio host Michael Landsberg said Leonard had purchased a property in Toronto. His report was corroborated by his guest, David Thorpe of TrueHoop.com.“Everyone that I’ve talked to and is connected to his group agree the Raptors have done what they needed to do (to sign Leonard),” Thorpe said. “That doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind, of course he can, but as it stands today it’s hard to imagine that he would go somewhere else.“Now he’s not going to sign a long-term deal, I wouldn’t think. He doesn’t have to. But it’s fair to guess he’s going to give at least a year or two more to Toronto to continue that relationship and see where it goes.”last_img read more

drnfhaky

21st Century Cracks: Collado, another talent with a ‘yellow seal’

first_imgDiego Collado (Huelma, Jaén, 2001) He is one of the last talents that Villarreal’s youth team has given. The Castellón club has made a strong commitment for years to become one of the most prolific talent factories in Spain. His first Youth in the 2018-19 season, with Collado as one of the benchmarks, He demonstrated the good work they have been doing: League and Cup champions.Collado begins to be a reality. At just 17 years old he debuted in Segunda B and This year has already been a fixture in the subsidiary’s plans: four goals in 21 games. Villarreal renewed him this summer until 2023 and will carry out the next preseason with the first team. He is a striker who performs better occupying either of the two bands, although he can also play ‘nine’. In the yellow team no one doubts that he will end up settled in the first team and this will be the culmination of a project that they began to take care of from a very young age: he arrived at the age of 12 from the Granada 74 Football School. Since then he went through Infantil, Cadete and Juvenil playing a total of 178 games in which he scored 108 goals.In the Selection, although he has not had continuity, he has always been in and out of the calls, but his good performance in Second B made him a fixture in the Sub-19 of the generation of 2001, which this summer he would have had to defend the European title (the tournament is postponed with no date set for its dispute). That championship, in principle, will have to be played, because it is a qualifier for next year’s U-20 World Cup. So whether in August, September, October or November, Collado will have a golden opportunity to show his qualities …last_img read more

drnfhaky

‘Compassionate and Decisive Leader’

first_imgLiberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, Wednesday, April 22, led the diplomatic staff at the Abuja Mission in signing the Book of Condolence for the late Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia, Mr. Charles Gyude Bryant.The former Chairman died on April 16, 2014, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia after a period of illness.Ambassador Conteh noted that Chairman Bryant served Liberia from October 17, 2003 to January 16, 2006 during a very difficult time, when the fate of the nation was at stake.The Liberian envoy described Chairman Bryant as a compassionate and decisive leader who served diligently and believed strongly in affirmative action, justice, fair-play and inclusiveness.Ambassador Conteh recalled that Chairman Bryant never wavered in his stance on meritorious issues under tough circumstances while negotiating with opposing groups and warring factions under a power-sharing government. “He had to implement a delicate balance in implementing the various terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, including the allocation of government posts.”   Ambassador Conteh was appointed President of the University of Liberia by the late Chairman Bryant, who was then the Visitor of the University.  He served at the state run University from 2004 to 2008.The Liberian diplomat recalled the pivotal role Chairman Bryant played in restoring peace to Liberia through his work with the warring factions, the United Nations and others in the international community for the implementation of the Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) process that paved the way for the 2005 presidential elections that brought Africa’s first democratically elected female President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to power.Ambassador Conteh prayed for God to grant the soul of the late Chairman peaceful rest, and expressed his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for the untimely loss of this illustrious son to them and the Liberian nation.Members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja have started signing the Book of Condolence opened at the Abuja Mission for the late Chairman, a process that will continue throughout the 15-day national mourning period announced by the Government of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

drnfhaky

Guyana Airways never filed an application to operate – GCAA

first_imgBy Davina RamdassHead of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field on Saturday said that the new Guyana Airways, which recently won a Court case against the Government for the use of the name, has never filed an application to operate in Guyana.This was related by the Director of the GCCA, during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Saturday.“The Civil Aviation Authority onto the time of my departure on Tuesday for the Director General’s Conference in Peru, we have not received any information or any documentation from Guyana Airways…we have not received any application from Guyana Airways,” Field said.Although it has been in the air that the proprietor of the airline had submitted his application for operations, the director noted, “they’ll have to submit an application. They never did submit an application before and I want to make it pretty clear.”According to him, Guyana Airways filed an ‘intent of operations’ on the work they intended to pursue. “That was not an application. The application process starts when you provide the application for the operation so we are awaiting, now after the court’s decision, (for) the application from the Guyana Airways,” he explained.Although the airline was hoping to begin operations in February 2019 as was related to this newspaper by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GuyanaDirector of GCAA, Egbert FieldAirways Corporation (GAC), Colin Abrams, this may not be possible since it takes at least 12 or 13 months before the airline’s application is approved, due to the processing requirements.“The normal process when an airline is being approved or going through the five step process for an air operators’ certificate which is what the entity would have to go through before an air operator’s certificate is granted, if it’s a large jet operations because of the intricacies which are involved, it could take as much as a year to 13 months. If it’s a small operation like a domestic caravan or even an islander operation then that process can take between four to six months,” Field explained.This period, he said, is “absolutely important” as officials would use this phase to ensure that all aspects of the operation are covered such as training for staffers, evaluation of personnel and the documentation of the airline, such as operations manual, flight attendant manual, weight and balance manual, maintenance manual and several others, to outline the procedures for the specific section. He said this phase usually takes up most of time.Further he outlined that the aircraft’s facilities would require inspections and the aircraft itself would require evaluation.These processes he mentioned are important as it would ensure passenger safety among others.Government had taken the private airline to court this year for using the name which was used by two other companies which no longer exist.The inconvenienced business man explained during a previous interview, “Two years after we’ve been registered and putting all this together and spending all this money, they just snuffed the life out of us without a hearing, without anything. We just had a marshal show up at our secretary’s home and that’s it, so they kinda murdered us.”According to him, 110 flight attendants have already been hired for the two airlines which will soon provide flights to Cuba, Barbados and Trinidad for now and will extend its services to the United States of America when Guyana becomes authorized to do so.Meanwhile, some 150 persons in total will be hired to work on the airline. Training for those employees will be done here in Guyana for four weeks and wind down in Miami, USA.Among the cards expected to be thrown out on the table by the airline is that of low cost flights. The CEO noted that flights with Guyana Airways will be of a reduced cost all year round, which will afford Guyanese the opportunity to fly back and forth from North to South America.last_img read more