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CAL jet clips Fly Jamaica plane’s tail at CJIA

first_imgThe Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating from JFK International Airport, New York to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana was involved in an incident on the ramp with a Fly Jamaica aircraft early, Tuesday morning.The CAL aircraft knocked off the tail of a Fly Jamaica plane upon landing. Both planes are groundedThe CAL aircraft clipped the tail of the Fly Jamaica aircraft.According to a source, the exhaust of the auxiliary power unit to the CAL aircraft was damaged as a result of the collision. The source indicated that an investigation was launched by both the CJIA and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) into the incident. The source noted that a team from Caribbean Airlines’ head office in Trinidad and Tobago has also travelled in to assess the situation and to conduct an independent investigation.For now, both planes are grounded and all passengers and crew were safely disembarked.According to a statement from Caribbean Airlines, the aircraft has since been temporarily withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and procedures are in process. “Caribbean Airlines re-affirms our commitment to the safety of our valued customers and crew and thanks the public for your continued support,” it said.last_img read more

Hazard and Lukaku hit doubles and put Belgium on the brink of progression

first_img Latest World Cup news Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches 3 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Romelu Lukaku’s delicate chip puts Belgium 3-1 to the good against Tunisia. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Fallon d’Floor You’re the one NO JOY diamond geezer ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Belgium top Group G after beating Tunisia 5-2. Pure class STAR MANRomelu Lukaku doesn’t get the credit he deserves some days but against Tunisia he showed patience, guile, and his technical qualities as he rocked Belgium’s Group G opponents with a brilliant double. He’s now in the hunt for the Golden Boot with Cristiano Ronaldo and has scored 23 goals in his last 20 appearances for his country.LINE-UPSBelgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco, Mertens (Tielemans 86’), Lukaku (Fellaini 59’), Eden Hazard (Batshuayi 68’).Subs not used: Mignolet, Vermaelen, Kompany, Thorgan Hazard, Januzaj, Dembele, Chadli, Dendoncker, Casteels.Tunisia: Ben Mustapha, Bronn (Nagguez 24’), Syam Ben Youssef (Benalouane 41’), Meriah, Maaloul, Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi (Sliti 59’), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri, Badri.Subs not used: Mathlouthi, Haddadi, Bedoui, Ben Amor, Khalil, Srarfi, Khalifa, Chaalali.HOW DOES GROUP G LOOK? Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers center_img For the north Africans Dylan Bronn and Wahbi Khazri got the consolation goals as they threw caution to the wind in an attempt to register a win.It didn’t take long for Belgium, playing in their yellow away strip, to take the lead with Eden Hazard tucking a penalty away with just six minutes on the clock, after he had been taken out by Syam Ben Yousseff.And Roberto Martinez’s men were almost out of sight with 14 gone with Dries Mertens slipping Romelu Lukaku in on goal, with the Manchester United man striking the ball into the back of the net from 17 yards.World Cup 2018, though, has had a habit of throwing up surprises and the deficit was halved almost immediately as Tunisia refused to give up. Dylan Bronn was the hero, flicking Khazri’s free-kick beyond Thibaut Courtois. Shy guy Good times 3 SUPERSTITION Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Sadly, Bronn’s afternoon ended not long after as he injured his knee blocking a shot and Hamdi Naguez took his place.Any Tunisia resistance was finally crushed ahead of half-time as a wonderfully timed run for Lukaku saw him delicately dink home his fourth goal in two games.It was 4-1 to Belgium six minutes after the break when Chelsea star Hazard took down a perfect pass from Toby Alderweireld and with two touches round the goalkeeper and thudded the ball home.Neither Hazard, nor Lukaku were allowed the chance to get hat-tricks with Martinez favouring to rest his stars, bringing on Marouane Fellaini and Michy Batshuayi in their place.The latter saw a shot cleared off the line as he attempted to get in on the act but he could only be denied for so long as he eventually breached the Tunisian goal after 90 minutes, before Khazri struck to make it 5-2. misery Belgium are all but through to the knockout stages of World Cup 2018 as they beat Tunisia 5-2 in vibrant Group G encounter.Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard both hit braces in the clash and Michy Batshuayi got the fifth late on. Belgium star Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku celebrate during their win over Tunisia. 3 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? LU BEAUTY Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup last_img read more

EU key to investment in SA

first_img17 January 2006The European Union is a key source of new foreign investment for South Africa, although the benefits of the EU-SA Free Trade Agreement require better marketing.And while the outlook for investing in South Africa is broadly positive, a stable currency is vital for attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Africa.These are just some of the findings of research conducted by the BusinessMap Foundation, in association with the London-based Centre for Research into Economics and Finance in Southern Africa, on the effect of the EU-SA Free Trade Agreement – more accurately called the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement – on investment in SA.The research also stressed the need for the possible benefits of the agreement to be better marketed to EU and South African firms, and offered a possible explanation of why FDI flows to SA are low compared to similar countries. The full report, Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: The initial impact of the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the European Union, was released on Tuesday and is available on the BusinessMap Foundation website.The project used BusinessMap’s unique database of FDI, as well as the results of interviews BusinessMap conducted with top executives of 25 foreign-owned firms in a wide range of sectors and of various sizes.Since the sample is small, despite the high quality of the interviewees, the results should be considered as initial expectations of important factors influencing investment, rather than being conclusive. Nonetheless, the results seem to bear out previous surveys of foreign investors in the country.Broadly positive outlookFor the companies sampled, the volatility of the exchange rate stood out as having the strongest negative effect on investment, along with the level of crime and corruption, the spread of HIV/Aids, the quality of the rail service, and the existence of exchange controls.Those factors having the strongest positive affect on investment included the stability of the local business environment, the economic policy framework and rate of growth, political stability and the quality of infrastructure and services (excluding, however, rail and ports).The responses received in the interviews regarding the performances of the firms relative to their initial expectations, together with the number of firms having expanded their local operations in recent years, presented a broadly positive outlook for investing in South Africa.FDI and the domestic economyThe interviewed investors commonly employ a workforce that is almost entirely local, and most of the interviewed firms use mainly local inputs, thus supporting the view that an associated benefit of FDI is the creation and maintenance of linkages in the domestic economy.Data gathered on the markets served by the companies showed a strong focus on the domestic market, reflecting market-seeking objectives of foreign investors. Notable exceptions to this include companies in the automobile and resource sectors.While many firms were active in the rest of Africa, the percentage of products sold there was low, indicating that the main focus remains the larger and more important South African market.Fewer firms sold products to the EU and the rest of the world; however, if a company entered these markets the percentage of products sold was generally higher than into the rest of Africa.Developed capital market blunts FDICrucially, the report finds that FDI into South Africa may be low because South Africa is unlike other developing countries in having a developed corporate sector and capital markets.The report argues that the developed corporate sector and large domestic capital market facilitates greater interaction between local and foreign investors, which can be seen by the relatively high proportion of acquisitions as a mode of entry.One outcome of this may be that the country receives less foreign capital than countries with underdeveloped capital markets, as much of the necessary capital is available domestically.However, the report differentiates between the level of foreign investor activity and the level of investment flows, suggesting that while the flows have been low compared to other middle-income countries, the level of activity is more significant than the official figures suggest.Sources of foreign investmentEU companies are a key source of new foreign investment for South Africa. The level of EU investment has risen since the late 1990s, partly due to new investment by former South African multinationals now domiciled in the UK.The UK has been the main source of EU investment, followed by Germany, which has also been a consistently significant partner. For other member states, shares of investment have been heavily influenced by periodic large transactions.The US, Japan and Malaysia have also been important sources of investment in the past decade. Moreover, there is evidence that a broadening of investment partners has taken place since 2000.Effect of the TDCA on investmentIn terms of the effect of the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) on FDI, the results of the research are inconclusive. The limitations of available data mean it is difficult to identify individual instances of export-oriented FDI or the creation of new linkages supported by the TDCA.Furthermore, an important aspect of the agreement is the signalling effect in terms of the commitment to liberalisation and increasing competitiveness in South Africa; here, the foreign investment response would not necessarily be linked to new trade opportunities.Finally, only a short time has elapsed since the start of the implementation of the TDCA, and the foreign investment response seems likely to evolve over time.Investment climate indicatorsThe report also assessed a variety of indicators of the investment climate, comparing South Africa to a selection of 10 competitor economies in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The analysis is supported by the findings from the aforementioned interviews.Growth rates have increased in recent years, but there is still some way to go before South Africa experiences the rates of growth observed in parts of Asia. Interview evidence confirms the positive impact of current growth rates on the climate for foreign investment in South Africa.The value of trade in South Africa has increased since the mid-1990s and is now more in line with the average performance of middle-income economies. Nevertheless, interview evidence suggests that trade policy, including the TDCA, currently plays a limited role in the climate for foreign investment.In part, this reflects the continued importance of investments targeted at the domestic market. Cooperation to inform firms of the potential benefits of the agreement may be useful, especially for smaller firms who lack resources to monitor new opportunities regularly.Exchange rate volatility is greater in South Africa than many of the competitors, and interview evidence confirms that this is an important weakness in the investment environment. Attracting longer-term forms of foreign investment and increasing export capacity should help to strengthen the resilience of the currency to shocks.Furthermore, recent policy actions, including the strengthening of foreign reserves, should provide the basis for increased stability in the future. This should, in turn, help to reduce the uncertainty facing investors, both foreign and domestic.Institutional frameworkSouth Africa compares reasonably well on several institutional aspects of the investment climate. Firm interviews generally support the view that the broad institutional framework is favourable, but there are concerns with respect to efficiency of government, crime and corruption.Regarding black economic empowerment (BEE), the main concerns from the interviews were related to the issue of transferring equity and the issue of clarity, with firms unsure about the exact requirements of compliance.Labour market regulation in South Africa is less flexible than in several competitor economies and may be interpreted as an institutional weakness.However, there is an important trade-off between flexibility to promote investment and growth, on the one hand, and an adequate level of protection for employees and the promotion of broader BEE objectives, on the other. Interview evidence shows legislation, productivity and skills to be of greatest concern, while costs are viewed more favourably.Telecoms, transport infrastructureThe reach of telecommunications and transport infrastructure in South Africa appears to be broadly in line with middle-income competitors, but costs and reliability must also be taken into account. Interview evidence reveals concerns about the availability and reliability of rail services and inefficiencies and congestion at ports.The quality of IT and telecommunications infrastructure is viewed positively, but dissatisfaction is expressed with high costs.Other aspects of infrastructure and financial and professional services provide a generally positive contribution to the investment climate, but there is some concern regarding future electricity supply.Firms interviewed from the motor industry are reliant on the Motor Industry Development Programme and are concerned about the future of the initiative, which is under review.Reg Rumney is the executive director of the BusinessMap Foundation. TheForeign Direct Investment in South Africaresearch project was funded by the British Department for International Development and the European Commission.last_img read more

Video Tutorial: The Best Lenses for Gimbal Cinematography

first_imgWhen it comes to gimbal cinematography, which lenses should you use for which shots? Learn to cover all your bases in this video tutorial.There is a variety of shots you can capture using a gimbal, and different lens choices yield different results. So which lenses should you use?Below, I’ve listed my top three go-to lenses for gimbal cinematography — with a note about cost. You’ll find that each lens serves a completely different purpose based on what you’re capturing. Let’s take a look. Establish the Space with a Wide AngleA 16-35 Canon or Sony wide angle lens is a great focal length for capturing grand establishing shots. This is perfect for event coverage or travel videography that requires developing a sense of scope.Canon (expensive)Image via Canon.Sony (expensive)Image via Sony.Tokina (Cheap)Image via Tokina.Versatility in Your Tool KitMy favorite go-to lens for gimbal work is my 18-105 G Series lens. This is perfect for run-and-gun filmmaking. If I need a wide shot, I can zoom out to a wide 18mm. Or, on the opposite end, I can zoom in and capture close details on a 70-105mm. Filming with a longer focal length on a gimbal creates some beautiful movement in the frame. Since you’re condensing the shot with more detail in the background and foreground, the gimbal movement becomes much more dynamic.SonyImage via Sony.CanonImage via Canon.Get Nifty with a 50:Using a 50mm portrait lens is also a great way to get cinematic coverage. If you don’t have follow-focus capabilities, just monitor the distance between your camera and your subject.CanonImage via Canon.SonyImage via Zy Optics.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Create Seamless Transitons with the WHIP PANVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemTutorial: How You Can Travel the World Making VideosUnderstanding Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Build a $25 Overhead Camera Riglast_img read more

Illegal gun owner jailed Five Years

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 9, 2017 – A police raid of a home in Five Cays last October netted an illegal gun and ammunition and on Tuesday, the man arrested for the weapon entered a guilty plea and got two five year sentences, which will run concurrently.  Bernard Colebrooke did not fight the charges linked to a silver and black P-380 Caliber gun and one magazine clip with three live rounds of ammunition which were found under his mattress on October 19, 2016. #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more