Divers Discover Bone Fragments Inside Concordia

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first_imgzoom Human bone fragments were found inside the ill-fated Costa Concordia wreck during a search by salvage divers yesterday of the areas previously inaccessible to divers. The divers are reported to had discovered scull fragments, and once the analysis is complete, it will be known whether these posthumous remains belong to the last missing victim from the cruise ship that sank two and a half years ago.Bodies of 30, out of 32 passengers who died in the shipwreck have been recovered with one missing and one of a female believed not to have been recovered in its entirety.Relatives of both have been informed of the discovery.Costa Concordia wreck was towed to the Port of Genoa for scrapping on Sunday, July 27.The unprecedented towing operation was a historic achievement for salvage operators.World Maritime News Staff, August 7, 2014last_img

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first_imgIn light of the discovery that many lease agreements issued to private citizens are either unutilised or expired, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has requested all lease holders to claim the status of these properties.The Council stated that this procedure is viewed as an important step to ensure accountability and should be carried out in an urgent manner. Adding to that, some lands which were owned by the local organ body are now managed by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission.Both the GLSC and the M&CC are expected to meet, where the status of properties within Georgetown will be addressed.Just last year, the Commission of Inquiry into City Hall’s operation showed that former Town Clerk, Royston King leased lands to a private company, which the Council did not have jurisdiction over.The report concluded that King leased lands to Quick Shipping Incorporated at Lombard Street, which were owned by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). Throughout that time, the company argued payments of $625,000 were made on three occasions but there were only receipts at the Council for two disbursements.While many stakeholders had testified before the Commission, King was subpoenaed and posited that he was “unaware” or couldn’t “recall” most of the incidents.NICIL provided statements to the Commission which positioned that they acquired the property in 2002.The Guyana National Engineering Corporation (GNEC) would have vested all of its assets to NICIL and they became the lawful owner. However, King leased the land to a shipping company where “questionable” payments were made.Prior to his dismissal in January, King appeared before the Local Government Commission to answer to the findings of the report and was also requested to present dialogue on other matters. However, his refusal to discuss the impeachments which were brought against him triggered a decision on the part of the Commission to dismiss him with immediate effect.King was sent on administrative leave on September 21, 2018, where he was never reinstated to perform his duties.last_img

George Carlin Dies

first_imgHe said earlier this year, that he was “perversely kind of proud” to be “a footnote in American legal history.” Last Tuesday, it was announced in Washington, that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize, for American Humour. Many considered him the dean of counterculture comedians, best known for his biting insights on life and language. George Carlin has died in California at the age of 71. Carlin had a history of heart trouble, and a publicist says the comic went into St. John’s Health Center yesterdat afternoon, complaining of chest pain. – Advertisement -He died just before 6 p.m. Pacific time. Carlin’s routine called “The Seven Words You Can Never say on TV” got him arrested in 1972 when he uttered all seven during a show in Milwaukee. And when the routine was played on a New York radio station, it resulted in a Supreme Court ruling, upholding the government’s authority, to sanction stations, for broadcasting offensive language. Advertisementlast_img

Ramdhani shines again

first_imgCaribbean Regional Badminton Confederation Tournament 2018…Following the Junior and Senior competitions, Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) has now moved on to staging their Regional Under-11, 13, 15, & 17 Championships also in neighbouring Suriname.The team of Vikash Mootoo and Matthew Beharry compete in the Under 15 doublesThe competition which is also being held at the Ring Sports Center in Paramaribo, is providing much needed international exposure to a group of Guyana’s youngest badminton players, most of whom have not competed overseas before.The competition which began on Sunday evening saw the Guyanese players performing to the best of their abilities against more seasoned players their age.Expectantly, Priyanna Ramdhani continues to showcase excellent skill and talent as she participates in yet another CAREBACO International tournament, this time it is the Under 17 competition. Going into her third straight week of competition, Ramdhani has proven that talent does not get tired or weary.Given that the badminton powerhouse is only 16 years of age, she is now competing against players who are roughly within her own age group. Similarly to the other CAREBACO championships in previous weeks, Ramdhani has started out with a blemish less streak.In the women’s singles, Ramdhani has advanced to the semifinal round by defeating Fiona Li 21-14, 21-1.Later on in the women’s doubles, the young woman paired up with Robyn Sobers of Barbados to defeat Suriname’s Kayleigh Moenne and Faith Sariman 21-17, 21-17.Over in the mixed doubles division she partnered with Trinidad and Tobago’s Vance Juteram to secure a win over Kevin Karg and Faith Sariman of Suriname 21-9, 21-9, in order to advance to the semis.Additionally, in the Under 11 category, Mishka Beharry was defeated by Le Yan Sharon Li of Suriname 21-7, 21-1 and by Gillian Jones of the same country 21-5,21-2 in round one and two respectively.Vikash Mootoo and Matthew Beharry were the Guyanese who competed in the Boys Under 15 category. Playing against Ky-Mani Ormskerk of Suriname, Mootoo lost 21-6, 21-5. Beharry also lost his encounter with Suriname’s Rivano Bisphan 21-3, 21-3.The duo also teamed up for the doubles competition which they lost to Rivano Bispan and Timothy Karg 21-6, 21-4.The competition will continue for the remainder of the week with games every evening at the Ring Sports Center in Paramaribo Suriname.last_img

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