Passenger traffic at CJIA skyrocketed for Jubilee celebration

first_imgGuyana’s main port of entry, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has recorded a significant boost in passenger traffic during the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.CJIA records an 80.3% increase in passenger arrivals for Jubilee monthAccording to the Airport’s Statistics Department, there was an 80.3 per cent increase in passenger traffic at the CJIA at the end of last month when compared to May 2015.The data shows that some 27,353 passengers arrived last month compared to 15,173 passengers for the same period in 2015.Meanwhile, figures for the year to date, that is, from January to the end of May, have revealed that there was a 15 per cent increase in passenger arrivals compared to 2015, with a total of 102,110 passenger arrivals, while total passenger movement during the five-month period was recorded as 206,965.The CJIA noted that the large influx of passengers was credited to Guyana celebrating its Jubilee anniversary as an independent nation on May 26, 2016. A plethora of events were organised leading up to the momentous day hence the high influx of passengers during that month.Commercial airlines such as Caribbean Airlines, Dynamic Airways, COPA, Surinam Airways, Fly Jamaica and Insel Air all recorded surges in passenger movement for the month.CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ramesh Ghir disclosed that the Airport’s stakeholders partnered with management to guarantee a smooth arrival process.last_img read more

Big night for Rangers at Loftus Road

first_imgQPR are preparing for a vital game at Loftus Road, where a win against Swansea would ease their relegation fears.Rangers have won their last two home matches, beating first Liverpool and then Arsenal, and a victory tonight could take Mark Hughes’ side three points clear of the drop zone.Bobby Zamora and Joey Barton, who both missed Sunday’s defeat at Manchester United, are set to return.For updates on the night’s events, follow us on Twitter. A report and post-match reaction will appear here later.last_img

Report: Knicks considering offer for Warriors’ Cousins if Kevin Durant doesn’t pan out

first_imgIt appears the New York Knicks are preparing their own lovely consolation prize in the event they are unable to land Kevin Durant.DeMarcus Cousins, come on down.For most of the 2018-19 season, it was speculated/reported/hypothesized that Durant would exercise his right to become a free agent (which he has done) and that the Knicks would successfully recruit the three-time MVP (1 regular season, 2 NBA Finals).Now Marc Stein of the New York Times, citing league sources, is reporting that the …last_img

Wine for Your Heart?  Think Again

first_img“Any heart gains from drinking alcohol in moderation are likely outweighed by the harm, say researchers.”  That’s how a story on BBC News begins that warns that alleged benefits of alcohol for heart health may not be trustworthy.  A New Zealand team investigated earlier scientific studies that purported to show benefits of drinking in moderation, and found that “the way the studies were carried out did not allow the researchers to be able to say with certainty that the findings could not due to other factors rather than solely the amount of alcohol consumed.”  This did not mean that health benefits have been falsified – only unconfirmed.  Meanwhile, the known harms of alcohol may outweigh any benefits.  “If so, the public health message is clear,” the article warns.  “Do not assume there is a window in which the health benefits of alcohol are greater than the harms – there is probably no free lunch.”  One theory keeps getting more and better confirmation, though: exercise is good for the heart.  See the latest example on EurekAlert.The science is inconclusive that there are any coronary benefits to alcohol consumption, but the harms are well known.  It may just be that alcoholics tend to have clean arteries.  There are two lessons in articles like this: (1) much of what we think we know is wrong, and (2) scientific findings are tentative.  The assumption that wine is healthy has been going around since the 1960s and 1970s.  How many people have been led to believe that they should drink wine more often for good health?  How many following that line got drawn into alcoholism, or swamped any gains with greater harms?  This is not to take a hard-line position on who is right, but just to remind everyone that some claims by scientists may be based on flawed studies.    If you choose to drink during the holidays, don’t claim you do it for health reasons.  The last sentence in the article makes the best sense: “Our advice remains the same – the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease is to quit smoking if you smoke, increase levels of physical activity and eat a healthy balanced diet.”    A reader pointed out that it is not the alcohol, but the antioxidants, that confer upon wine its healthy benefits.  But consumers can find equal or better antioxidants in pomegranates, dark chocolate and many other non-alcoholic foods and drinks.  It would seem most drinkers primarily want the taste of the alcohol, or else there would be a large market for non-alcoholic wine among health-conscious consumers who want the antioxidants without the harm of ethyl alcohol.  Wine consumption still cannot be rationalized, therefore, on claims it is good for the heart.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Another Match Cancelled in Greek League – Refugee crisis cited

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares After a controversial decision to postpone – and possibly cancel the Greek cup tournament – the government on Friday postponed Sunday’s first division football (soccer) match between Iraklis Thessaloniki and Olympiacos Piraeus, which was scheduled to take place in the northern city.The decision, announced by relevant Sports Deputy Minister Stavros Kontonis, comes after a request by police in the northern city to postpone the game due to an inability to field a sufficient number of police officers at Thessaloniki’s Kaftantzoglio stadium. Authorities cited the need to keep a large police contingent at the Idomeni border post on the frontier with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) amid the ongoing refugee / migrant crisis in the area.The situation was already tense in Thessaloniki after the PAOK-Olympiacos Cup semi-final match on Wednesday was interrupted by hooligans rushing the pitch in the 88th minute — and with Olympiacos ahead 2-1. That development led Kontonis to cancel the entire Cup tournament a day later, hours before the other semi-final between AEK Athens and Atromitos Peristeri was scheduled to be played at the Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA).No information was forthcoming at press time on when the Superleague championship game between Iraklis and Olympiacos would be played.last_img read more

Kingston Municipal Corporation to Remove Illegal Signs

first_imgStory Highlights The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city.Speaking at a recent meeting of the Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said an audit is being undertaken to determine the compliance rate among advertisers.“We have been comparing what we have in the field with what is here in terms of the signs and billboards that have gone through the proper approval process,” the Mayor said.Senator Williams is calling on persons and business operators to adhere to the rules of the KSAMC, adding that letters encouraging compliance have been written to persons or companies that have erected signs and billboards without following the proper procedure.“We have asked them to make the necessary applications for them to be reviewed by the appropriate Committee. If that is not done within the prescribed time, the KSAMC has no option but to begin to take down those signs and billboards,” he said.The Mayor is encouraging residents and businesses across the municipality to abide by the rules of the KSAMC.“To restore order and to have order in our city, we must follow procedure, we must follow process, and all our residents must do this. If this is not occurring, as a municipality, we have to take action,” he said. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said an audit is being undertaken to determine the compliance rate among advertisers. “We have been comparing what we have in the field with what is here in terms of the signs and billboards that have gone through the proper approval process,” the Mayor said.last_img read more