Hummingbird cancels all passenger flights

first_imgLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel Hummingbird cancels all passenger flights by: Dominica Vibes News – November 9, 2015 Tweet Sharing is caring! Photograph compliments Caribbean News ServiceHummingbird Air, owned by Dominican businessman Sam Raphael, has announced a decision to cancel all passenger flights until further notice.This decision, communicated via a press release issued on Sunday 8 November 2015, follows an incident involving one of its aircrafts on landing at the George F. L. Charles airport in Castries, St. Lucia on Sunday morning.“The only soul on board was the pilot who was unharmed. The company has launched an internal investigation to determine the cause of this incident,” the statement notes. “Hummingbird Air has taken the decision to cancel all passenger flights until further notice. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available,” the statement adds.Earlier this year, August 2015, Hummingbird Air experienced its first accident at the Codrington Airport in Barbuda, where one of its planes veered of the runway and crashed into a nearby field. The plane, which was traveling from Antigua to Barbuda, had six passengers aboard, including Mr Raphael.While attempting to land, the right main landing gear collapsed, causing the plane to veer off the runway. Sharecenter_img 496 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

CARICOM secretary-general asks UN for continued support to Haiti

first_imgCARICOM Secretary-General Mr. Irwin LaRoque. GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general Irwin LaRocque has called on the United Nations secretary-general Ban ki Moon to provide further sustainable and long term assistance to the earthquake ravaged member state of Haiti LaRocque met with the UN secretary-general on Sunday, ahead of the opening of the 66th United Nations General Assembly on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and outlined several Community issues for which UN attention was needed, chief of which was support for the recovery process in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on 12 January 2010. The CARICOM secretary-general expressed the Community’s appreciation for what he described as the United Nation’s “swift response to Haiti” following the earthquake, but hastened to point out that significant humanitarian challenges remained in Haiti. Those include the ongoing cholera epidemic, the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, the steady rise in food and fuel prices, all of which, the CARICOM secretary-general stated, were intensifying the hardship being experienced by the Haitian people. He stressed the importance of sustained support for Haiti noting the need for international solidarity beyond the crisis. LaRocque reiterated the call on the international community to make good on its pledges to Haiti expeditiously, and to ensure that all expenditure redounded to the direct benefit of the Haitian people. This call was made previously by CARICOM heads of government special representative to Haiti, P J Patterson. The CARICOM secretary-general also recorded the Community’s appreciation for the role being played by MINUSTAH in Haiti and acknowledged the fact that the UN secretary general had requested a one-year extension for MINUSTAH. Notwithstanding this extension, the CARICOM secretary-general urged that “MINUSTAH’s renewed mandate be amended to include a greater developmental role in Haiti’s reconstruction process, and that consideration be given to ensuring that the Government and people of Haiti were assisted, to the extent required, in providing for their needs in terms of security and stability.” UN secretary-general reiterated his full support for the reconstruction and recovery process in Haiti and urged member states to honour their pledges.Caribbean News Now 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional CARICOM secretary-general asks UN for continued support to Haiti by: – September 23, 2011center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

McAllister back as Liverpool coach

first_img McAllister, 50, returns to the club where he spent two successful years as a player between 2000-02 and becomes the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers’ new-look backroom staff. Rodgers, who earlier this month named Sean O’Driscoll as his new assistant manager and elevated Pepijn Lijnders to the role of first-team development coach, said on “Gary has a special connection with this club and its supporters, and I’m delighted he is joining our team as first-team coach. “When I met him I was struck by his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for what we’re looking to achieve here. “He has experience coaching at the highest level and is someone who can connect with players and help them learn from his knowledge and understanding of representing this great club.” McAllister first joined Liverpool at the age of 35 on a free transfer from Coventry and helped the Reds win an historic treble of FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001. The former Scotland international also lifted the UEFA Super Cup and Charity Shield during his time at Anfield before leaving to take up a player-manager role back at Coventry. Since then McAllister has managed Leeds as well as holding coaching positions with Middlesbrough and most recently Aston Villa, where he worked alongside the man who first took him to Liverpool, Gerard Houllier. McAllister, who left Villa in 2011, said of his Liverpool return: “I’m delighted. I’m really excited about the prospect of coming back. It’s fantastic and I’m really looking forward to it. “I feel as if I owe Liverpool, getting that opportunity at the last stage of my career, at 35 and getting that opportunity. “This is similar, I feel the same as I did with that – that was a surprise phone call back then when I was given a chance to come and play at Liverpool as a 35-year-old. “Right place at the right time, and I just hope it repeats itself. A lot of hard work and dedication…everything is there, Liverpool is a club where you can win things – that’s a fact. “There’s definite quality there and I’m just looking forward to getting in amongst it.” Gary McAllister has been appointed as Liverpool’s first-team coach, the club have announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rain has final say in Buxton Carl Hooper CC opener in T&T

first_imgTHE Buxton Carl Hooper Cricket Club opened their Evergreen Sports Club T20 Festival in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday with a rained-out result, which meant that they had to share points (one each) with their opponents, the Ravens CC.The Guyanese side will continue their five-game, six-team competition today with a clash against Secret Storm at the Evergreen Sports Club ground in San Fernando.Games continue daily, with the visitor challenging the Evergreen A team on Tuesday, Super Sonics at home on Wednesday and the Evergreen SC ‘B’ team on Thursday.The Marvin Cato-led side also includes Transport’s guest players, Akeem Redman and Mark Baptiste.last_img read more

Marasco wins Big East midfielder of the year, 5 take all-conference honors

first_img Published on May 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Comments Related Stories BACK ON TOP: Syracuse beats Notre Dame to take final Big East regular season title JoJo Marasco won Big East midfielder of the year Wednesday as he and four Syracuse teammates were named all-Big East, too.Marasco has led the Orange’s fluid attack this season, averaging 3.36 points per game. He also leads SU with 47 points and 30 goals. His next helper will help him pass Brad Kotz’s for second-most assists in a single season. Marasco, a senior, also earned first-team all-Big East honors unanimously. Marasco is joined by defender Brian Megill, midfielders Luke Cometti and Matt Harris and attack, Derek Maltz, in making all-Big East.Votes were cast by the league’s seven head coaches. No coach could vote for his own players.Maltz and Cometti are tied for the team lead in goals with 24 apiece. Coaches voted Maltz to second-team all-Big East while Cometti was voted to the first team. Cometti has starred, crashing the net for feeds from Marasco as opposing defenses try to clamp down Maltz and the rest of SU’s offense.Harris, the only SU junior aside from Maltz among the bunch, joins Maltz on the second team. Harris has featured as the Orange’s top ground-ball winner with 37, winning loose possessions from the wing on faceoffs and as a long-stick defensive midfielder. Megill trails by one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMegill directs the 19th-best defense in the country. Syracuse surrenders just 9.29 goals per game on average.The Orange heads to Villanova, Pa. for a rematch with Notre Dame Thursday. SU beat then-No. 1 UND 10-4 in the Meadowlands Saturday, vaulting the team up to No. 3 in the national rankings. Syracuse enters the Big East tournament as the No. 2 seed and will face the winner of Villanova-Georgetown in the final Saturday if it beats the Fighting Irish again. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tiger Woods Wins 82nd PGA Tour Title to Equal Record

first_imgTiger Woods Tiger Woods equalled the PGA Tour record of 82 tournament wins with victory at the Zozo Championship.The 43-year-old world number 10 had seven holes to finish in Japan on Monday as he matched fellow American Sam Snead’s record, set in 1965.It was his first event since having his fifth knee operation nine weeks ago. In April, Woods won his first major for 11 years with victory at the Masters,leaving him three short of Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.Snead was aged 52 when he won for the final time on the PGA Tour, while Nicklaus was 46 when he lifted the last of his major trophies.After his record-equalling victory, Woods said: “As far as playing until 52, I hope that’s the case.“If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would have given you a different answer, but certainly the future looks brighter than it has.“The body can’t do what it used to but I can still think my way around the golf course.“I know how to play and I was able to do that this week. There was a time if I didn’t know if I would play again so I am very appreciative.”After his latest triumph at Augusta, Woods, who has also had four back surgeries, missed the cut at the PGA Championship and Open Championship.He did not qualify for the Tour Championship finale, which he won the year before to reach 80 PGA Tour wins and end a five-year spell without a title on the American-based tour, so chose to have arthroscopic surgery to repair minor cartilage damage in his left knee.The 15-time major winner said the knee surgery provided the “most challenging” comeback of his career but he eased to a three-shot victory from Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama to win a PGA Tour title in a seventh different country.Woods said he now hopes to return to the country to compete at the 2020 Olympics.He said: “I know some of my friends have made Olympic teams before in the past and they said it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’ll be 44 and I don’t know if I have many more chances after that.”The first official PGA Tour event in Japan was completed on Monday morning at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, after more than six inches of rain fell in a typhoon and Friday’s second round was postponed.Woods played 29 holes on Sunday as the tournament attempted to make up for the weather delays.At 6.30am local time in Monday morning sunshine, he resumed his final round with a three-shot lead over Matsuyama.He dropped a shot at his first hole of the day after finding a greenside bunker, but rolled in a 10 foot putt to birdie the par-five 14th and holed for another birdie four from similar distance at the last, finishing with a three-under round of 67 and a 19 under total to win by three shots.His first PGA title came 23 years ago this month at the Las Vegas Invitational, in a play-off against Davis Love III.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Video – Watch Manchester United End Pre-Season Tour With 2-1 Victory Over Sampdoria

first_imgVideo Credit: – 90+ MINUTESRelated Manchester United ended their pre-season tour with a 2-1 victory over Seria A side, Sampdoria, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.Manchester United scored on either side of Sampdoria’s Dennis Praet strike to drop the curtain on their pre-season tour, ahead of the UEFA Super Cup game against Real Madrid next Tuesday.Henrikh Mkhitaryan was at the end of a swift counter attack from Manchester United to head home the opener in the 9th minute, after Sampdoria failed to convert an indirect free-kick inside United’s box.Sampdoria pulled level on the hour mark, when Dennis Praet’s 20 yards effort bubbles through David DeGea, before Anthony Martial skillfully set up Juan Mata in the 80th minute to win it for United.MANCHESTER UNITED VS SAMPDORIA #ManchesterUnited #manunited #MUFCTour #MUFC #samptoria #PremierLeague #SerieA #italy #england— 90+ MINUTES ⚽️ (@90plusminutes) August 2, 2017The victory means Jose Mourinho’s side completed their seven-match preseason campaign with five wins, a draw, and a defeat, as they for prepare their UEFA Cup season opener against Real Madrid.last_img read more

888 completes £18m Mandalay acquisition

first_img 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Share Submit Share StumbleUpon 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 Related Articles Online gambling group 888 Holdings has completed its previously announced £18m takeover of number of JPJ Group brands, which include Costa Bingo, City Bingo and Sing Bingo.In February, 888 agreed to acquire a number of digital bingo brands from the Jet Management Group and Jet Media, which form the basis of the Mandalay operating unit.As a result of the finalisation, 888 owns a variety of brands that appear on JPJ’s Dragonfish platform. The deal was made via a cash consideration of £12m given to JPJ group upon the completion of the deal, followed by a further £6m to be paid in September of this year.Itai Pazner, 888 Holding’s new Chief Executive, said that the new deal will further strengthen the group’s position in the UK online bingo market. At the time of the acquisition announcement, Pazner commented: “The group continues to deliver its stated strategy of expanding across global regulated markets.“This expansion is underpinned by organic growth initiatives supported by exploring value-enhancing M&A.“Having been developed on Dragonfish, the Group’s first-class B2B platform, we are confident that consolidating these brands into our existing B2C portfolio will deliver synergies and growth opportunities by applying the full extent of 888’s core capabilities in product, marketing and customer relationship management to their operations.”Announced as part of the group’s full year 2018 results yesterday, 888’s bingo operations brought revenues of $32.4m, a 17 per cent decrease from the previous year’s $39.3m, with full year figures recovering due to a strong casino and sport performance. Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020last_img read more

LeBron James’ group eyes sports venues as mega-voting sites

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee some advocates had forecast.Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said.Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long – just as with normal polling locations – as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries.Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities.James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city. ATLANTA — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega-polling sites for the November general election.James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega-voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day.The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMichigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons a “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.”Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals.The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin.The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures.Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters.last_img read more

Portmore set sights on RSPL final

first_imgPromoted Portmore United have their sights set on finishing at least among the top two in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).A top-two finish will ensure that the club qualifies for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship next season. Manager Clive Marshall said yesterday that a return to the CFU championship could open doors to overseas contracts for the players.Speaking at yesterday’s weekly RSPL conference, which was held at the sponsors’ head office on Spanish Town Road, Marshall said: “We want players to get contracts overseas in order for them to be able to better their lives and help their families.”He added: “When the team got demoted two seasons ago, it was our aim to return to the RSPL then qualify for the CFU, and we remain on course for that.”I had also declared back then that the club would be back in top-flight football soon. And that was done,” he emphasised.Portmore finished the preliminary stage of the RSPL on 61 points and earned $1 million for that feat. They will face Humble Lion in the first leg of a two-way semi-final tie on Sunday at the Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, starting at 3:30 p.m.The winners of the tie would be eligible to represent Jamaica in the CFU Club Championship next season.”Well, for us it is about focusing on the semi-finals against Humble Lion. We are confident and will go there for a positive result,” he said.Portmore United and Tivoli Gardens have won the most national titles with five each. With Tivoli out of contention this season, Portmore have the chance to go ahead by winning a record sixth national title.Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens will meet in the other semi-final.last_img read more