first_imgGTT on Friday again threw in its support for celebrations to mark the nation’s jubilee anniversary programme, this time through the presentation of a million cheque to the GuyExpo 2016 Committee at the National Exhibition Centre, Sophia.GTT Director (Marketing) Daniel Jilesen hands over the cheque to Chairman of the GuyExpo Committee Dawn HolderChairman of the GuyExpo Committee Dawn Holder who accepted the cheque on behalf of the Committee expressed great satisfaction at GTT’s continued support.GTT’s sponsorship of GuyExpo comes two weeks after the company donated $1 million to the Telecommunication and Tourism Ministry, in support of Guyana Festival Fashion Extravaganza – one of the events planned as part of the golden jubilee.GTT’s Director (Marketing) Daniel Jilesen stated that as a company, GTT is pleased to contribute in a major and demonstrative way to the national and significant celebration in the country’s history.He also indicated that GTT will participate as an exhibitor at the expo, adding that visitors can look forward to very exciting offers. The company promises to announce several new initiatives in the weeks to come.last_img read more

first_imgEventually all lanes between Epworth and Grimm were closed while crews prepared to move the tractor-trailer. All lanes were re-opened at 2:50 p.m.The chemical involved was Nitriles Liquid Toxic (Polyamide Oligomers). Three drivers and Trooper Rainey were decontaminated at the scene by fire department personnel before being transported to St. Vincent Hospital for precautionary measures. The driver of the semi was not treated. The owner of the tractor-trailer is Time Dedicated Carriers, Rockport, IN.Important Note: Anyone that may have had physical contact with this liquid chemical is encouraged to seek medical attention. Exposure is not life threatening. If you traveled through the spill site and notice an unknown substance on your vehicle we encourage you to contact:Joe Carol, Chem Group, Evansville, IN at 812-305-8476Investigating Agency: Indiana State PoliceAssisting Agencies: Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Township FD, Newburgh FD,Boonville FD, Scott Twp. FD, and Warrick EMS. This morning at approximately 9:18, Indiana State Police responded to an incident on SR66 east of Epworth Road involving a 2019 Peterbilt tractor and trailer that had leaked an unknown substance onto three other vehicles.When Senior Trooper Seth Rainey arrived he noticed the material that leaked from the tractor-trailer was hazardous and that the material was on the roadway and on several vehicles.Due to the material being hazardous, Ohio Township Fire Department and Warrick EMS was dispatched to the scene and all eastbound lanes on SR 66 between Epworth and Grimm Road were closed.last_img read more

first_img17 May 2004It was twenty-one minutes past noon in Switzerland when the envelope was opened, its contents withdrawn and Fifa President Sepp Blatter’s long-awaited words, barely audible above the noise, were spoken.At 12:21 on 15 May 2004, history had been made: it was the time of Africa and South Africa to stage the world’s greatest sporting festival.“I am delighted that an African association has earned the right to host the Fifa World Cup”, said the head of world football’s governing body as the South African bidding delegation embraced before a press conference at the World Trade Center in Zurich.Meanwhile elated journalists, many sporting workman’s helmets, blew “vuvuzela” plastic horns and sang the traditional African “Shosholoza” anthem in the packed auditorium.The South African team, including former president Nelson Mandela, bid chairman Irvin Khoza and chief executive Danny Jordaan, were invited onto the stage to answer questions.With 14 votes to Morocco’s 10 and Egypt’s none, South Africa had been chosen as hosts of the 2010 Fifa World Cup from the first round of voting.“Each member of the executive committee was called on by the general secretary to cast his vote by secret ballot. Under these conditions, we can only know the choice of each executive committee member by asking them individually”, Blatter said in reply to a journalist’s question before giving the floor to the winning delegation.“This is for Africa”, said a remarkably controlled Irwin Khoza. “For 44 million South Africans, this is for you. We have the jewel in the crown of sporting events.”‘I feel like a young man of 15’Over recent months, Nelson Mandela had campaigned tirelessly to promote his nation’s bid.Sitting next to Blatter, South Africa’s former president, who spent 27 of his 85 years in prison under the apartheid regime, could not hold back his tears, and they fell freely down his cheeks.“I feel like a young man of 15”, Mandela said to laughter. But, typically, his first thought was for others – the people of Morocco, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. “You must not be discouraged”, Mandela said. “It is no reflection of your efforts. Next time when you compete, you may be luckier.”“South Africans should treat this decision with humility and without arrogance because we are, after all, equal”, Mandela said with a booming voice that sent a shiver down the spine, prompting one Egyptian journalist to stand up and say: “We love you Nelson Mandela”.‘It is wonderful to be an African today’Speaking through experience, Danny Jordaan, who had been involved in South Africa’s one-vote final-round defeat four years ago, also took time to sympathise with his African “brothers”.“The World Cup decision is a big victory for one and a massive defeat for others”, he said. “But let us join hands and move forward to deliver an outstanding world cup – so we don’t have to wait 100 more years to stage another one.“The dream of a nation has come true today”, Jordaan said. “Some South Africans may not have food or a job, but they now have hope. Fifa has said Africa is worthy. It is wonderful to be an African today!”Speaking later, Jordaan said he believed the World Cup would not only be a success, but help unify a nation.“We have talked about this moment for four years. The world cup will help unify our people. If there is one thing on this planet that has the power to bind people together, it is football.“My country is ready to welcome the world”, Jordaan said. “With our colourful dress, songs and dances, I can assure you 2010 will be something the world has never seen before at a World Cup.”Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

first_img12 June 2013Banyana Banyana midfielder Amanda Dlamini says she wants to leave a legacy by inspiring young South Africans from rural areas through the national team platform. “I want to use this opportunity to inspire the youth to realise their dreams. That is how I want to be remembered,” she said this week.A former Banyana Banyana captain, the roving midfielder is involved in the development of girls through her budding community building institute, the Amanda Dlamini Girls’ Foundation.The foundation focuses on empowering young women in rural areas by providing them with life skills and information to help them as they grow. It also hosts coaching clinics.‘Helping girls’“I set up the Amanda Dlamini Girls’ Foundation with the aim of helping girls in the rural areas with basic necessities,” Dlamini said.“The aim was to also provide them with enough information to shape their careers and reach their dreams in life.“We conducted coaching clinics at one of the disadvantaged schools in the rural areas of my hometown in KwaZulu-Natal and that experience was quite fulfilling.‘Dreams’“I want to inspire some of these youngsters to follow their dreams through sports and provide information about sports bursaries and the like,” the dreadlocked midfielder said, adding that the enjoyed interacting with the young girls during the coaching clinics.Dlamini has been involved in several community building projects, including the Sports Heroes Walk against Aids together with team-mate Noko Matlou and former Banyana Banyana captain Desiree Ellis.Back to her bestOn Sunday, she was back to her best, delivering a player of the match winning performance in Banyana Banyana’s 5-0 romp over Mozambique in a one-sided friendly match played at the KaNyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit.Modestly, Dlamini said the trick to Sunday’s run-away victory was the fact that the team played according to instructions.“We just stuck to the plan and it worked out well because we have been playing together for quite some time now.” The coach’s instruction was to help the new players feel at home, Dlamini said.Morale booster“That we did very well and the fact that their introduction was capped with a massive victory should have worked as a morale booster for them,” she reckoned.Dlamini, who led the Sasol-sponsored women’s national squad during their first- ever Olympic campaign last year, relinquished her Banyana Banyana captaincy in order to focus on her studies and concentrate on improving her game without the pressures that comes with being the team leader.“I felt my performance on the field on Sunday was okay, but there is still room for improvement. The coach asked me to express myself without any pressure and I am happy things worked out more than I expected.”Banyana captaincyShe said while giving up the captaincy was not an easy decision, the move has allowed her to rekindle her old form.“As captain, you have to be at the top of your game all the time and lead from the front. That pressure is now gone and am again enjoying my freedom and football,” she concluded.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

first_imgYounis Khan became the first batsman in Test history to score five fourth-innings hundreds when he scored a series-winning 171 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Tuesday. The veteran Pakistan batsman has now surpassed legendary names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Graeme Smith, who all have four fourth-innings centuries. Most runs in Tests: With Tuesday’s century against Sri Lanka, Younis has surpassed Don Bradman in the list of most hundreds in Tests. He holds the eighth spot on the list with 30 centuries. Younis scored 18 boundaries in his knock and scored at a healthy rate to help Pakistan win the third Test. He was involved in an unbeaten 242 run-partnership with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. “It is not that I train much, but I am involved in everything. I always want to stand up for the team. I play according to the situation,” Younis was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo during the presentation ceremony of the final Test on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Bombardier says it will be pouring millions of dollars into various projects aimed at creating an aerospace hub in the Greater Toronto Area.The aerospace giant says the funding strengthens its partnership with a local consortium whose primary goal is getting the hub established.The Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium will set up a centre where academic and industry leaders can collaborate.Bombardier says it will dedicate $1.5 million a year for the next five years toward funding research at that centre.The company also plans to spend a total of $5 million towards creating aerospace research centres at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto.It will also fund a landing gear research project underway at Toronto’s Centennial College and pour millions into boosting operations and refurbishing a key building for the consortium.“This agreement is great news for Ontario’s aerospace industry and for the people of Toronto,” Bombardier Aerospace Chief Engineer Francois Caza said in a release on Thursday.“Since acquiring de Havilland in 1992, Bombardier has built strong relationships with local institutions to promote aerospace research and innovation. Through our new partnership with DAIR, we will continue to support the development of this unique ecosystem for many years to come.”Bombardier was the long-time owner of the property that will now form the centre of the planned hub. Last month, the company announced it was selling the facility to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board for $816 million.Under a lease agreement, the company will continue to operate from the facility for up to three years following the closing of the deal, with two optional one-year extension periods.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more