Fly Jamaica must file new application before operations recommence – GCAA

first_imgAlthough new investors who have taken over Fly Jamaica Airlines intend to recommence operations in Guyana by September, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field has pointed out that the company must refile an application seeking approval to do so.GCAA Director General,Egbert FieldColonel Field told Guyana Times on Monday that reapplying for approval to operate out of Guyana is necessary. He explained that the airline must be granted approval first from the Jamaica Aviation Authority, then file its application with Guyana.“If they are certified and approved by the Jamaican, because it is a Jamaican-based airline not a Guyanese-based, so providing that Jamaica approved the application then they will give them the necessary permits, they will have to use that to reapply to the Civil Aviation Authority of Guyana so they will have to make an entire new application and go through the entire process for approval from Guyana also,” the Director General stated.When it comes to having a bond set up, Field noted that the company will also be required to follow this procedure, especially since the airline presently has no existing bond.He outlined, “I would recommend that a bond be put in place if they should make an application to Guyana…there is no bond in place at the moment”.According to him, the company once had a bond when they were granted approval to start operations here back in the late 2000s, however, the bond was removed in 2015 after their operations changed.On Monday it was reported that a team of investors including Jamaican aviation veteran, Glenn Logan, led by Yann LeProvost of the French-based company W&Y SAS has taken over the problem-plagued airline.The new owners took over on Friday from Guyanese operators, Paul and Roxanne Reece. They have since pledged their commitment to addressing the issues affecting the airline, such as owed salaries to workers and compensation for tickets.In the meantime, plans have already been announced to have the airline’s logo rebranded. In fact, Logan told the Caribbean Media Corporation that the company is considering a “complete rebrand”.Passengers were left stranded when a Boeing 757 flight crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, in November 2018 after encountering hydraulic issues.The flight left the CJIA for Toronto at about 02:10h on November 9 from the CJIA, but the pilot returned to the airport where the aircraft crash-landed at about 02:53h.The cash-strapped airline has since made all its workers redundant, effective from March 1, 2019. Most of the fired former employees are still awaiting their salaries as well.Fuming passengers too are still awaiting refunds from tickets that were booked.In May some 46 complaints were received by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission which value about $8,316,504. However earlier this month, the agency said over 100 complaints were filed.last_img read more

Radebaugh, Inc. Trucking celebrates 40 years of serving Ohio’s livestock industry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With his mother teaching at Bluffton College, Dan Radebaugh had some pressure to continue his education after high school, but even from a young age Dan knew he would be taking a different route. Growing up in a rural community he spent time at his grandfather’s farm and worked on dairies or baled hay and straw throughout high school, but the one business in town that he really admired was the livestock trucking company. Dan knew it was the one thing he wanted to pursue; and today — after 40 years of running Radebaugh, Inc. Trucking — he and his son, Brandon, are glad that he did.“There was a trucking company in Pandora when I was growing up and that’s what they did. Back then, everybody had livestock around here and it was something I always wanted to do,” Dan said. “It just happened about the time I graduated there was a fellow in Mt. Blanchard who wanted to sell out and I heard about it. It took about a year to put a deal together so I had just turned 20 years old when I started.”A building in Pandora was up for sale at the same time, so it was purchased as well and Radebaugh Trucking had found its home. Dan still recalls getting started that first month back in 1976, loading the last pick-up truck to move things to the new location and being told he’d never make it. Luckily he didn’t take the comment too seriously and while the company has shifted in both size and focus over the years, he has never lost his drive.“When I started out, J.H. Routh was our main packing house at the time — but there were a lot of packing plants in Ohio back then,” Dan said. “In the 80s a lot of packers went out, but we were the about the only trucking company that hauled into Routh so we’d have six or eight loads a night going in. Then in the 90s the stockyards started to close and a lot of farms got out of livestock.”As smaller farms exited the livestock business, others got bigger and many bought their own trucks, changing the demand for livestock transportation.“Through the years we’ve been up and down. We started with five trucks and six trailers. I worked my way up to 12 trucks and trailers, then we downsized and now we’re back to running seven trucks. We’ve grown recently because Brandon has gotten involved,” Dan said.Radebaugh Trucking adapted to the change and has continued to remain flexible to the demands of the industry. As a result, their trucks — and the Radebaughs themselves — have traveled countless routes across the U.S.Over the years they have made runs to North Carolina to bring pigs back to Indiana, hauled hogs to Iowa, taken cattle to Illinois and covered routes for packers in Green Bay and one in Michigan that they still cover today. At one point, they made frequent trips to export markets in Delaware and Maryland, unloading animals into quarantine to be inspected before loading them on ships to Turkey, Russia, China and India. When the exports slowed again they took on routes to Pennsylvania and weekly loads of sows to Tennessee.The Radebaughs take great pride in what they do and have captured hundreds of pictures of where they have been. For each photo of their trucks at a stock yard, boat dock, or unique farm, there’s a memory of a customer and the friends they have made — making it very befitting that Dan attributes success in the trucking business to relationships.“Service is the only thing I have to provide,” Dan said. “With livestock hauling there’s a level of loyalty, it’s not always just the lowest bidder. I want that guy to call me again because he likes us. We treat them right, they’ll call us again — that’s my mentality; and we have some really great customers that keep calling.”The loyalty factor flows over to their employees who both Dan and Brandon agree are currently some of the best they have had. Many have ties to agriculture and like working with the animals. They believe their employees are a harder working group then other sectors of the trucking business.There are some significant difference between livestock hauling and semis that carry cargo. And the regulations for drivers and rigs seem to change continuously.“Since I’ve been in the business, biosecurity is the biggest change,” Brandon said. “There is a lot more washing down trailers and biosecurity protocol like wearing disposable boot covers at the plants. The set-up of the trailers has changed a little to make them easier to clean and there’s an additional door on the side so we don’t have to be on their ramps.”Beyond simply having biosecurity knowledge, drivers are now asked to take and pass exams to become certified in Transportation Quality Assurance as well as Beef Quality Assurance.Radebaugh Trucking hauls hogs and cattle to locations all across the U.S.“Drivers aren’t real excited to take those tests. It’s something they’ve been doing forever and now all of a sudden they need to get certified,” Brandon said. “It can also be challenging to keep everything straight and make sure we’re doing things the way that everyone wants or requires.”With such a lengthy list of regulations and changing requirements, Radebaughs use a consultant to stay in compliance with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In addition to their own specialized certifications, livestock haulers fall under FMCSA’s umbrella for regulation that seems to always be increased with little to no exemptions for the different sectors of the industry. Hauling livestock is a unique situation and comes with its own challenges and time restrictions. And, log books can be especially challenging for livestock haulers.“The hardest part of driving a truck is trying to find a place to sleep, if you run down the interstate at night and look there are trucks parked everywhere on the on ramp because everything’s full. I don’t know how many times I’ve pulled in somewhere and can’t find a place and I have to keep going,” Dan said. “It can also be hard to get from point A to point B on the allotted amount of time they allow us. The logs base everybody under the same umbrella, but we all do different things. Somewhere along the line there needs to be some give and take between hauling livestock and what the fellow down the street hauls.”There are significantly more factors to be taken into consideration when hauling livestock compared to freight and other commodities.“The best thing for the animal is to get him there, get him back on the ground and acclimated to his new home. We need to be looking more at the humane way to treat the animal,” Dan said. “Where are we going to unload them at? Is it going to be good on that animal?”Along with increased regulation, Dan has also seen increased costs in 40 years. He recalls being able to purchase a truck and trailer for around $40,000 in the 70s. Today, those prices are close to $90,000 for a trailer or $140,000 for a truck, making it a large investment to expand the company. Diesel has seen its highs and lows, but tires and other equipment remain high.“With some of our good customers I lower the rates a bit when we can afford to, but for the most part when diesel fuel was $4.50 a gallon I didn’t ask for more money and now when it’s $2.50 it’s a chance for us to make up for that,” Dan said.The changes and challenges from Dan’s 40 years in the business have done little to deter Brandon from getting more involved as trucking has become his ideal career.“For the most part, this is always what I wanted to do. We do it for the love of it, there’s passion. I want to work with animals; driving a truck is fun for me,” Brandon said. “I’d like to keep the business growing and see what happens.”last_img read more

Cartoon: Hold, Please

first_imgOkay, maybe it’s just me. But when you have a lot of people corroborating each other’s reports that your product is malfunctioning, and a controversy is brewing over your silence on the issue, maybe this isn’t the best way for your CEO to respond.Or, to put it another way, “Dr. Jobs! Dr. Jobs! I broke my leg in three places!” “Just avoid holding it that way.” 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… rob cottingham More Noise to Signal. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts Tags:#Apple#Cartoons#web last_img

10 months agoBarcelona approach Chelsea over Christensen loan offer

first_imgBarcelona approach Chelsea over Christensen loan offerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are interested in Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.The youngster has fallen out of favour at the Blues under boss Maurizio Sarri.The 22-year-old centre-back is limited to Carabao Cup and Europa League appearances for much of the season.The Evening Standard suggests that Barcelona may want to take him on loan for the rest of the season, with the possibility of a permanent move in the summer.The Catalan giants are dealing with defensive injuries to the likes of Samuel Umtiti.It is unclear if Chelsea would agree, as Christensen is still highly rated at the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoNapoli attacker Callejon tells Klopp: It was a penalty

first_imgNapoli attacker Callejon tells Klopp: It was a penaltyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli attacker Jose Callejon has dismissed Liverpool complaints over the penalty he won in last night’s Champions League triumph.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp accused the Spaniard of diving.But Callejon responded: “If the referee whistled the penalty, it is a penalty, there has been contact. “We know each other very well, we have faced each other so many times, it was a very tactical game. They create a lot of danger, we have defended well, in the second half we have had some decline, we ran a lot, but in the last 15-20 minutes the game was dominated by us, it’s a deserved victory. “For our fans and our families, we have worked very well these days after the championship, everyone has run and given their soul.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Gov’t Looks to Reduce Software Licensing Cost

first_imgA number of Government ministries and agencies will participate in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Pilot Project, slated to get underway in July.This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate on May 28, in the House of Representatives.The six-month project, slated to end in December, is aimed at providing the Government with a viable and sustainable alternative to proprietary software products, thereby reducing costin the procurement and management of software licences.“Every time in every Government department, if you have a desktop computer that, for instance, has Microsoft on it or any other software, the Government has to pay a licensing fee…it costs the Government significant sums to pay these fees,” Mr. Robinson said.He informed that the project is expected to: produce an inception report outlining the allocation of resources and the plan for knowledge transfer to the Government; conduct a critical review of the previous FOSS pilot undertaken by the Government as part of the Inter-American Development Bank/Information and Communications Technology (IDB/ICT) Project and produce a report on the same; and develop a FOSS migration strategy and corresponding guidelines.He noted that under the project, three pilots, one in each of the selected ministries, departments, and agencies, will be implemented to validate and adapt the FOSS migration methodology.Mr. Robinson informed that the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) will act as the interface between the Government and the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) in Havana, Cuba to facilitate the development of the project.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

Mexico boss hails his sides bravery following shock win over Germany

first_imgMexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio has hailed the bravery of his side as they produced a shock victory over defending world champions Germany on SundayPSV striker Hirving Lozano finished off a superb counter-attack to score a close-range finish in the 35th minute of the encounter to give Mexico the lead at the Luzhniki Stadium.Toni Kroos almost scored an equaliser for Germany from a free-kick, but the Tri held on to secure a famous win.Speaking after the match, Osorio revealed that he had planned a long time ago to expose Germany’s weak points.“We had plans six months ago to have two quick players on the wings,” he said, according to the Irish Times.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“We chose Hirving [Lozano, the game’s only goalscorer], our quickest player, and Miguel Layún, an offensive midfield player.“In the first half, we managed today to hit them on the counter many times. We could have scored earlier. With all due respect, we were superior to them.“In the second half, they attacked more and they made the substitutions they tend to make. We had prepared for the use of Mario Gomez in attack. We practised defending with four defenders and three players up front and that was how we almost scored a second goal. I’m very satisfied with what we did.“For the players today the phrase was to play for the love of winning not the fear of losing. And that is exactly what they did. They played with real bravery.”Mexico will next play South Korea on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don in Group F.last_img read more

Hamsiks agent full of praise for Carlo Ancelotti

first_imgMarek Hamsik’s agent has praised Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti for making his client into an ‘almost perfect’ deep-lying playmaker.Hamsik has taken Jorginho’s role at Napoli after the Italy midfielder signed for Chelsea, and Martin Petras believes Ancelotti has transformed his client. Football Italia reports.“Marek still needs to improve in his new role, but it’s inevitable that he will,” he said after Napoli’s 2-1 win at Lazio on Saturday.“Marek has great qualities and I think Ancelotti giving him this new role was excellent, almost perfect. It’ll be a new stimulus for him.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“After all, you can always improve. Look at Federer, who continues to do so despite his age…“At the end of the game Marek was happy, his team won, it mattered for them and in my opinion he didn’t expect such a result at the Olimpico. No-one else did.“I think their players will be at peak fitness in a couple of weeks, in time for their Champions League debut.“Taking him off on 70 minutes? It was hot and a fair decision. It happened to him on Sunday, but it could happen to someone else next time.”last_img read more

President Trump Signs 15 Trillion Tax Bill Into Law

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package, on Friday, December 22, just in time for Christmas as promised. It is the first major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws since 1986, but far from the largest tax cuts in American history as the president claims. President Trump: “I promised the American people a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas. With final passage of this legislation, that is exactly what they are getting.”  Politically, it marks the Republicans’ first major legislative accomplishment of Trump’s presidency. President Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it today that “the numbers will speak.”last_img

Treasury Secretary Stops In Alaska For Gas Project Briefing

first_imgMnuchin stopped in Alaska on his way back to Washington, D.C., from Indonesia. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was briefed on a proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project during a weekend stopover in the state. During the visit, Walker’s office says Mnuchin also heard about major projects being led by Alaska Native corporations. Austin Baird, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Walker, says the main purpose of the stop was a briefing on the gas project. The trip was not announced in advance. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski also attended the meetings. The state-sponsored Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has been courting Chinese partners in efforts to advance the project.last_img