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Govt-owned airline will counter monopoly behaviour – CCAC

first_img…says may not be perfect solution, but is a solutionThe Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission recently conducted a study of the airline industry and suggested that a State-sponsored airline be commissioned to end the monopoly-like behaviour over the Georgetown to John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport route. The CCAC said that the constant stream of players entering and then exiting the market serves as an indication that barriers to entry are not prohibitive. The exit of these firms, it added, places the citizens in a predicament.Outlining the recent history of the airline industry in Guyana, the CCAC said that Dynamic Airways, after a shaky start in 2014, suspended its operations for four months. It returned and started to offer as many as five flights per week and that frequency climbed in the peak seasons. In July 2017, Dynamic Airways announced that it had filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition with the United States which was likely the result of an unrelated lawsuit.Fly Jamaica started operations in Guyana in 2013. In November 2018, the airline’s fortunes made a sudden change following the emergency landing and crash of its 757 aircraft at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Mechanical problems forced the pilots to head back to Guyana and make the emergency landing. Several passengers were injured during the emergency landing. The airline has exited the market following this incident.One recommendation, it stated, is to temper the monopoly by commissioning “our own State-sponsored airline.”According to CCAC, it may not be the perfect solution, but it is a solution.“The venture may be prone to all the ills of State-sponsored enterprise but if managed properly, we can ensure that there is competitive pressure for the incumbent firms to perform. There is no need to invest heavily in permanent fixtures or to have a permanent presence in the market,” the CCAC stated.Guyana tourism statistical digest for 2016 indicated that for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 the number of visitors to Guyana was 200,060, 205,824, 206,819 and 235, 312 respectively.last_img read more

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Southampton transfer blow: Inter Milan poised to land Parma winger

first_img1 Inter Milan have emerged as the favourites to land Southampton target Jonathan Biabiany, reports in Italy claim.Interest in the Parma winger is thought to be high, with both Serie A Champions Juventus and Southampton making enquiries.Juventus had been willing to offer Simone Pepe in a straight-swap for Biabiany, a proposal that had initially caught the eye of Parma.However, according to TMW, Inter have now offered to take Biabiany on loan for the season with a view to a permanent move next summer.Such a deal is said to be attractive to Parma, who are keen to recoup some sort of transfer fee for the 26-year-old, and leave Southampton out in the cold. Jonathan Biabiany last_img read more

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AFC once again rally back to pick a point

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards striker Marvin Omondi leads team-mates in celebration.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – AFC Leopards once again came from behind to pick a point after drawing 2-2 against Vihiga United in the only Kenyan Premier League match hosted at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Saturday.AFC Leopards were trailing after six minutes of play after Chris Masinza scored the early goal after driving home a shot from six-yards outside of the box following a throw-in by Charles Okwemba. Things got worse for Ingwe in the first half when Michael Misigo volleyed  home to double the  scores for visitors Vihiga United to see the Edward Manoa side take a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break.AFC returned stronger in the second half with the pep talk of outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi paying dividends. Wyvonne Isuza pulled one back for Ingwe from the spot when he was hacked down by Vihiga’s captain Bernard Ochieng in the 54th minute.Just as Vihiga thought they had won the match, AFC Leopards repeated what they did in their last match against Kariobangi Sharks scoring the equaliser on the death (95th minute) when Vincent Oburu connected home a cross from Isuza.The result left AFC Leopards stagnated third in the standings on 20 points while Vihiga, who are playing in their first season the top flight league, are 13th on 13 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Crafts fest draws devoted regulars

first_imgA wallhanging depicting a spilled paint can, blue paw-prints on a white carpet and the hindquarters of a black cat was inspired by a real-life incident involving her cat, Lucifer, a tabby. She used another cat – JC, short for “Jaws and Claws” – for the model because it was “more photogenic.” One admiring customer, Marina King, 41, said she drove all the way from Santa Barbara for the show, looking for one-of-a-kind items she can’t find anywhere else. “It’s a good one-stop shopping place,” she said. “I’m thinking, gee, what could I get for Christmas and birthday presents? I just bought a condo, and this is an ideal place to get things to decorate it.” And while most of the shoppers were adults, 12-year-old Taylor and 9-year-old Siera Kozakar, of La Ca ada, said there were plenty of interesting things for kids, too. “I’m hoping I can buy some ear cuffs,” Siera Kozakar said, as she munched on some cinnamon almonds. “I had never even heard of ear cuffs!” Despite the hot and humid weather – temperatures soared to 92 degrees with 28 percent humidity around noon Saturday – shoppers still came out to see their favorite artists, downing ice-cold glasses of fresh-squeezed lemonade or large bottles of water. Scott Yoon, an employee at the Sushi Manster restaurant on Honolulu Avenue, hoped that the passing festival crowds – and the heat – would be a boost for business. “It’s a hot day,” he said cheerfully, as he got ready for the lunch rush. “And sushi’s the perfect food for a hot day.” lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTROSE – Half an hour before the 23rd annual Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival was even open, half a dozen customers were inside Tammy Thompson’s booth admiring – and buying – her handmade braided rugs. On hearing it was the Arkansas-based Thompson’s first time at the festival, customer Linda Krantz told her, “We hope you do really well and come back next year.” Glendale residents Krantz, 53, and her husband, Bill, 59, said they come back every year to see the artisans they have come to view as friends. “Our house is filled with handmade items from the festival,” Linda Krantz said. “We love it, because we can look at them and say, `I know the artist.”‘ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2More than 425 fine artists, craftsmen, food vendors and musicians were lined up in booths along Honolulu Avenue, in front of a quirky collection of permanent stores ranging from the Black Cow Cafe to the Bath & Biscuit pet grooming salon and “barkery.” Many festivalgoers said they come back every year, seeking more of their favorite artists’ work. In addition to paintings, people could buy quilts, ceramics, handmade glycerin soaps, soy wax candles, clothing, jewelry, pillows, handbags, wood crafts and more. Food options ranged from roasted corn and artichokes to Cajun hot links and Thai food. Simi Valley artist Nelson De La Nuez had a booth displaying his humorous mixed media art, including a print of his “Cereal Killers,” depicting Capt’n Crunch, Tony the Tiger and other cereal box icons facing a firing squad, and “The Promised Land,” which shows Jesus giving directions to Las Vegas to a couple in a convertible. Mission Viejo fiber artist Loretta Alvarado, 46, makes intricate art using thread, fibers and fabric, including a mobile that resembled a spiral tree branch with red-gold leaves flowing from it. A closer look revealed that each leaf was made up of yarn and thread pieces, stitched together by layers of metallic gold thread to form a base fabric. Each leaf was a three-hour project. last_img
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JUST MARRIED! COUPLE WHO MET AT GAA STRICTLY COME DANCING GIG SAY ‘WE DO’

first_imgMatch of the Day: Suzi and SammyThe GAA says Nothing Beats Being There – and you can certainly say that today to Donegal couple Sammy Bogan and Suzi Tinney.The St Eunan’s GAA club coaches first had eyes for each other when they were paired to take part in a club Strictly Come Dancing charity event a couple of years ago.And today they became Mr and Mrs Bogan – possibly the county’s first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ wedding. Sammy and Suzi work tirelessly at the club to coach the next generation of GAA stars.But for today they can relax with family, friends and fellow club members safe in the knowledge that all training has been cancelled for the weekend!Sure there was only one Match of the Day!Congratulations to both of you. And we love the Strictly Cake! (see pic below)  Cake – for the Strictly couple  JUST MARRIED! COUPLE WHO MET AT GAA STRICTLY COME DANCING GIG SAY ‘WE DO’ was last modified: August 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennySammy BoganSt Eunan’s GAA clubSuzi Tinneylast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Another Chico 2/1 fav; 2, Hather Jill 5/2. Time: 19.29. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Westminster City 5/2; 2, Kilcrogan Theft 3/1. Time: 19.32. Distance: 5 lengths. Race 3 Try a Trio 350 (350 yards): 1, Blackstone Hugh; 2, Hather Peggy. Time: 19.21. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 4 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Oscar; 2, CLoneen Dynamo. Time: 29.60. Distance: a short head.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island 3/1 fav; 2, Corner Plane. Time: 29.26. Corner Plane 4/1. Time: 29.26. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Callyourselfadog 5/2; 2, Psycho Bob 3/1. Time: 29.63. Distance: 1.25 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina 3/1; 2, Hather Crown 4/1. Time: 29.19. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 8 The A McLean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Dartrey Snow 5/2; 2, Some Effort 6/1. Time: 29.12. Distance: 1 lentth.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, .Westminster Bric 5/2; 2, Hes a Nutter 5/2. Time: 19.11. Distance: a short head.Race 10 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Manx 4/1; 2, Flumsy Truth 6/1. Time: 29.01. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 11 Booking Office 575 (575 yards): 1, On the Snaff; 2, Carson. Time: 31.98. Distacnce: 4.25 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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ENGLISH WINS THE 500Ms AT GREAT NORTH CITY GAMES

first_imgMark English has won the 500m at the Great North CityGames in Manchester.Mark EnglishThe Letterkenny man, shortening from his usual 800m, took the win in 59.60, one second ahead of American Erik Sowinski and Britain’s Conrad Williams.English reached the semi-finals of the 800m at the World Championships in Beijing last month. The UCD medical student tweeted that he was delighted to win the event.ENGLISH WINS THE 500Ms AT GREAT NORTH CITY GAMES was last modified: September 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmark englishlast_img read more

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Sadness at death of Pat Gillespie aged 102

first_imgStrabane man Pat Gillespie, who famously never acknowledged the border between Strabane and Lifford, has sadly passed away at the age of 102.He was well known as the King of Strabane, who filled his home with all sorts of inventions.But in October 2017 there was shock and revulsion after a gang of masked make broke into his home. Pat, then aged 100, branded those who robbed him as “absolute scum”.The Strabane legend was pinned to a chair as three men ransacked his home in Railway Street in the town.Police said at the time that the gang forced their way through a window of the back of his home and made off cash. Mr Gillespie described his ordeal as “very, very frightening.”“You could just see their eyes, they were very heavily masked.”Mr Gillespie was watching television at the time of the break-in.“All of a sudden three fairly big, hefty men came buzzing past me,” he said.“Two flew by me and went through the kitchen while the other stood behind me and put his full weight on my shoulders so I couldn’t move.”The pensioner said the man who was holding him “turned my head very roughly towards the television” as the other two men ransacked his bedroom. “After five or six minutes, the other two came back into the kitchen where I was sitting and they searched me, that’s when they got the money,” he said.Mr Gillespie said he felt “powerless” throughout the ordeal.The masked gang also removed his personal alarm before leaving Mr Gillespie’s home.“It just shows how experienced they are,” he said. He described those behind the robbery as “absolute scum”, adding: “It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, to break into anybody’s house is just not right.”Sadness at death of Pat Gillespie aged 102 was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CattleWomen’s Corner Crock pot beef fajitas recipe

first_img2 large yellow onions, sliced1 red bell pepper, julienned1 orange bell pepper, julienned1 green bell pepper, julienned2 cups tomato salsa This recipe for crock pot beef fajitas comes from diethood.com.2 pounds beef chuck roastSalt and fresh ground pepper, to taste1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 10 flour tortillas, warmedSour cream for garnishSeason meat with salt, pepper and cuminPlace in crock potAdd onions and peppers to the crock potPour salsa over meatCover …last_img

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Video: Zuma kicks off 2010 countdown

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma joined a crowd of dignitaries, construction workers and football fans at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Thursday, 11 June 2009, for the singing of the national anthem and, at 4pm on the dot, the kicking of a soccer ball to mark the one-year countdown to Africa’s first World Cup.Click arrow to play video.last_img

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