TT Chairman cleared of sexual harassment charges

first_imgTrinidad based company – Angostura Holdings Limited (AHL) says an investigation into alleged sexual harassment involving its chairman, Dr. Rolph Balgobin, a former independent Member of Parliament, “is now closed.”  The company’s management said that the charges made by a senior female executive against Balgobin last year had been dismissed.President of TTMAIn a brief statement, the company said that the allegations against Balgobin, who is also the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) were contained in a whistle-blower complaint submitted to the board of directors on November 3, 2016.Board of Directors decisionThe statement indicated that following the internal investigation, the board of directors made a decision to dismiss the allegations on October 26.Balgobin had always denied the allegations made by the unidentified female executive, who in November last year also filed a police report alleging sexual advances by the company’s chairman.The employee alleged the incidents took place on August 17 and again on September 14, 2016 after the two attended work-related meetings.For recent article on sexual harassment, click the link: Self-controllast_img read more

“They Will be Removed” -PM on Derelict Vehicles

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews “They Will be Removed” -PM on Derelict Vehicles by: – January 8, 2020 The Hon Prime Minister is issuing a warning to owners of abandoned and derelict vehicles.Hon Skerrit was speaking in Portsmouth when he outlined the issue as a nuisance.“If you go across Dominica on the highways and in the city, in the town of Portsmouth, everywhere in Dominica, people believe that they can bring these old vehicles…and just put them by the roadside and not pay attention to them,” he said.“I’m warning all of you who have derelict vehicles that they will be removed and very quickly. If we have to go to Parliament to change the law, we will go change the law.Hon Skerrit added, “It is a safety and health issue. All of these derelict vehicles in residential areas where people built their homes are bringing down the value of the property. It is creating a health risk [bringing] rats and roaches. We must all work together to get them off the streets.” Sharing is caring!center_img 242 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Video: Indians-Red Sox Postgame Comments From Terry Francona, Corey Kluber, and David Ortiz

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Indians dropped a 6-2 decision to David Price and the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon at Progressive Field, and following the game manager Terry Francona and ace Corey Kluber spoke to the media about the loss and the teams’ effort.Terry Francona on the loss and the effort from ace Corey Kluber: Corey Kluber talks about the Tribe loss to the Red Sox in the opener at Progressive FieldRed Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz spoke about the beginning of a new season, his final Opening Day of his historic career: Matt Loede Related TopicsCorey KluberIndiansRed SoxTerry Franconacenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Wednesday’s Indians Starting Pitcher Ryan Merritt – What Do We Know About the Rookie?

first_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Indians due to some ‘circumstances’ will be throwing out a player on the mound that most fans know little to nothing about. That pitcher is 24-year-old Ryan Merritt, who unless you are tuned into the Indians minor league system, you’ve only seen pitch once this season.That one outing the Indians would love to see him duplicate today, as that afternoon against the Kansas City Royals he threw five innings, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts.It was an impressive outing in a game that the Indians turns out did need the game in order to secure home field for the ALDS against the Red Sox, and we know how that worked out.So just what is Merritt all about? Well, the scouting report from the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book says that he’s ‘stereotyped finesse lefty,’ and at 6-foot, 165 pounds, he has a fastball that is 87 to 91 miles per hour.Here’s more from the scouting report:average curveball, average change-up, excellent control, low-maintenance mechanics, impressive pitching instincts, good record for durability. A 16th round pick in 2011 from McClelland Community College in Texas, he passed the Double-A test last season and should open 2016 in Triple-A with a chance for some major league time. Merritt’s stuff isn’t quite as good as teammate Shawn Morimando’s, but Merritt has more consistent command. A caution flag is his low strikeout rate, but for some reason I like him more than the numbers say I should. Grade C+.Merritt has been keeping fresh and throwing, which is a good thing, as he was out in Arizona throwing bullpen sessions and pitching against instructional league hitters while the Indians were in the process of a sweep against the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.This season in Columbus Merritt was 11-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 24 starts. Today he pitches the game of his life, and with a win his name will for sure be known by Indians fans now and forever. center_img Related TopicsALCSBlue JaysIndiansRyan Merrittlast_img read more

NYC Cycleboats, Wahana kayuh Bersama Penjelajah Liberty Harbor Marina

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTSA Kembangkan Alat Pendeteksi Bom di Stasiun Kereta Bawah Tanah New York06/03/2018In “Darat”Imbas Corona, Wanita Asia Jadi Bahan Omelan Rasis di Kereta Bawah Tanah New York24/03/2020In “Darat”The New York Times: Boeing Terburu-buru dalam Memproduksi Pesawat22/04/2019In “Darat” “Saya sedang berada di Chicago untuk berlibur dan melihat cycleboats di sungai, dan saya rasa, New York membutuhkan moda semacam ini,” ujar Christopher, sebagaimana yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman workboat.com (25/4/2019).“Saya juga telah berkoordinasi dengan pihak Coast Guard, dan secara kebetulan saya juga memiliki kapten kapal beserta kru kapal yang berlisensi untuk sesegera mungkin mewujudkannya di New York City,” tandasnya.Di beberapa lokasi lain, wahana cycleboats ini bukanlah lagi menjadi sebuah barang baru. Sebut saja di Oregon yang telah terlebih dahulu memiliki wahana serupa yang diberi nama Cascade Cycleboats.Pedal yang terletak di bagian bawah meja memungkinkan Anda untuk tetap bercengkrama, kendati harus mengayuh. Sumber: istimewaPada dasarnya, cycleboats merupakan moda gabungan antara sepeda dan kapal, dimana seperti yang sudah disinggung di atas, para penumpang harus mengayuh pedal yang berada di bawah kaki mereka untuk menggerakkan kapal. Pedal-pedal tersebut terkoneksi langsung dengan bilah kipas yang berada di belakang kapal dan ketika pedal dikayuh, maka bilah kipas akan berputar dan kapal akan bergerak maju.Baca Juga: Surga Kanal Transportasi, Tak Hanya di Venesia Lho!Berbeda dengan sepeda, cycleboats memiliki kemudi yang dikendalikan oleh seorang kapten yang siap untuk membawa Anda berkeliling lokasi yang sudah ditentukan sebelumnya. Jadi, Anda hanya perlu mengayuh, bercengkrama dengan rekanan Anda, menikmati pemandangan sembari menenggak minuman beralkohol kadar rendah. Tentu saja, ini akan menjadi pengalaman yang tidak akan pernah terlupakan.Bagi NYC Cycleboats sendiri, rencananya tarif yang akan dikenakan untuk tur Patung Liberty ini berkisar di antara US$44 (Rp624.000) hingga US$49 (Rp695.000). Sementara bagi Anda yang hendak menyewa kapal ini secara keseluruhan, Anda akan dikenakan biaya US$490 hingga US$550.Nah, bagaimana? Cukup menarik bukan? Ilustrasi. Sumber: istimewa Warga kota New York sebentar lagi akan memiliki wahana wisata baru, dimana ini juga merangkap sebagai sarana transportasi. Adalah NYC Cycleboats, rencananya akan diluncurkan pada 3 Mei mendatang, dimana wahana berbentuk kapal kayuh ini mampu menampung 16 orang. Ya, sesuai dengan namanya, penumpang harus mengayuh guna menggerakkan NYC Cycleboats ini. Kelak, wahana ini akan membawa penumpang berkeliling di sekitaran Liberty Harbor Marina.Baca Juga: Perahu Getek, Riwayatmu KiniWahana ini tercetuskan manakala seorang pengusaha bernama Christopher Coscia tegah berlibur di Chicago dan melihat wahana serupa di sana. Kala itu, Christopher mengatakan bahwa New York membutuhkan wahana cycleboats dan iapun langsung ‘menggoreng’ idenya tersebut hingga matang.last_img read more

Tidak Sediakan Runway Visitor Park, Otoritas Bandara di Indonesia Belum Ramah Wisata Dirgantara

first_imgYang dimaksud adalah runway visitor park. Seperti di beberapa negara Eropa misalnya, mereka sudah mulai memberikan spot pemandangan yang letaknya tak jauh dari runway bandara. Ya, sebagaimana namanya, runway visitor park memang terletak dekat sekali runway alias area landas pacu. Tentu saja dengan mempertimbangkan batas aman pesawat dan pengunjung.Dalam pengaplikasiannya, runway visitor park menawarkan sajian hiburan anti mainstream, khususnya sajian berbagai jenis pesawat berbadan besar dan kecil saat lepas landas, ataupun turun landas. Sekilas memang terdengar tidak ada yang istimewa dari hiburan tersebut. Namun, bagi pecinta dirgantara ataupun sekedar mencari hiburan anti mainstream, melihat kesibukan pesawat saat mengambil posisi lepas landas hingga turun landas, hal tersebut tentu sangat menyenangkan.Salah satu negara yang memiliki runway visitor park dan mengelolanya dengan profesional adalah Inggris. Runway visitor park sendiri terletak tak jauh dari area terminal utama bandara di sepanjang Wilmslow Road. Lokasi yang unik tersebut menawarkan banyak daya tarik untuk kaum muda dan tua, termasuk kesempatan melihat pesawat lepas landas dan turun landas tadi.Suasana keramaian di Runway Visitor Park, Inggris. Foto: Manchesterairport.co.ukSelain itu, untuk anak-anak, Tim Pendidikan di Runway Visitor Park juga menawarkan berbagai tur yang disesuaikan dengan kelompok usia. Tak hanya itu, pengunjung yang ikut serta dalam wisata pendidikan tersebut juga memiliki kesempatan untuk naik pesawat nyata dan masuk ke kokpit, sambil belajar tentang berbagai peran profesi kedirgantaraan lainnya yang turut membantu memastikan bandara berjalan dengan lancar, seperti Avsec Ground Handling, dan sebagainya.Hal tersebut tentu mengingatkan kita pada salah satu program International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mengenai program next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP). NGAP sendiri adalah program ICAO yang bertujuan untuk terus mengawal industri penerbangan di masa mendatang. Program tersebut fokus menanamkan pentingnya dunia penerbangan kepada anak-anak usia 5 tahun hingga kelak mereka dewasa dan mengajar kembali tentang dunia penerbangan ke anak-anak di generasi berikutnya. Dengan begitu, industri penerbangan akan terus berlangsung hingga masa yang akan datang.Lantas, bagaimana dengan Indonesia? Di Indonesia sendiri, sebetulnya sudah mulai melaksanakan program tersebut. Memang tidak banyak. Misalnya, di Bandara Ahmad Yani, di sana terkadang, di setiap musim liburan mereka kerap mengadakan semacam acara dimana anak-anak membantu mengisi posisi tugas-tugas kebandarudaraan, seperti Avsec, customer servis, dan sebagainya.Di kesempatan lainnya, dalam rangka menjalankan program NGAP tersebut, berbagai atraksi akrobatik di udara oleh TNI AU rutin dilakukan. Dalam kesempatan tersebut, masyarakat dapat melihat langsung dari jarak dekat, bahkan menyentuh dan menaikinya, baik orang tua, muda, ataupun anak-anak.Baca juga: Bandara Helsinki Hadirkan Toilet Khusus Hewan Peliharaan PenumpangNamun, bila dilihat dari sisi keramahan bandara-bandara di Indonesia, dalam kaitannya dengan Runway Vistor Park, Indonesia masih dinilai kurang memperhatikan sisi itu. Bandara-bandara yang ada, pada umumnya memblokade akses secuil apapun ke bandara dengan alasan keamanan. Tentu saja hal tersebut dapat dimaklumi pula, mengingat ada potensi dari bahaya terorisme yang bisa mengancam setiap saat.Akan tetapi, bagi praktisi penerbangan, Haryo Adjie, harusnya hal itu tak menghalangi Indonesia untuk tetap ramah untuk para pecinta dunia penerbangan. Ramah dalam artian, ketika mereka (pecinta dunia penerbangan) ingin melihat dari jarak dekat pesawat yang ingin lepas landas maupun turun landas, baik sekedar hiburan belaka ataupun untuk mengambil momentum untuk diabadikan (difoto).Jika faktor keselamatan dan keamanan, mengingat runway adalah area steril dari berbagai macam benda atau objek apapun, lanjutnya, pihak pengelola bandara bisa mengakalinya dengan memberikan akses yang biasa disebut observation desk. Dengan fasilitas tersebut, para pecinta dunia penerbangan dimnungkinkan untuk melihat aktivitas kebandar udaraan dari jarak dekat namun, tetap aman untuk aktivitas penerbangan itu sendiri, karena observation desk terhalang oleh kaca tebal. Namun, hal itu tidak menjadi soal, setidaknya tetap bisa melihat pesawat lepas dan turun landas, lengkap dengan suara gemuruh yang dihasilkannya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Internasional Hong Kong Sabet Predikat “Bintang Lima” dari Skytrax21/09/2017In “Bandara”Serba Kecil dan Fasilitas Standar, Inilah Bandara-Bandara Terkecil di Dunia09/04/2017In “Bandara”Hang Nadim, Bandara dengan Landas Pacu Terpanjang di Indonesia07/02/2017In “Analisa Angkutan” Lazimnya, banyak orang mencari tempat atau spot hiburan ke berbagai lokasi yang indah dan sedap di pandang mata, seperti pantai atau mungkin pegunungan. Seiring berjalannya waktu, berbagai tempat wisata alternatif pun mulai diminati, salah satunya adalah wisata di bandara.Baca juga: Empat Bandara ini Punya Observation Deck yang Dianggap TerbaikTerminologi wisata di bandara ini cukup beragam, bisa dimulai dari adaptasi seperti halnya jalan-jalan di bandara yang punya standar airport mall, atau melihat aktivitas pesawat di apron lewat observation deck. Kedua aktvitas di atas dilakukan di lingkup internal bandara. Namun ada spot wisata bandara yang lokasinya berada di luar bangunan bandara itu sendiri.last_img read more

KRSA Hosting Meetings on 2012 Relief Funds

first_imgThe applications went out to qualified businesses in early March and the applications are due May 29. Gease: “From 4pm to 6pm on Friday and from 10am to noon on Saturday at the Kenai River Center. If there were any businesses that were on the peninsula that had questions about their applications or thought that may qualify but hadn’t received an application, we were just going to provide some information from the Pacific States Marines Fishers Commission to local people here.” The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is in charge of coordinating, planning, and administering the disaster relief funds and Gease said the commission is the one to send out the applications. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The first of two Kenai River Sportfishing Association community meetings to answer questions about 2012 Chinook salmon fishery failure relief applications will end at 6 pm. Ricky Gease with the Association… Gease said there will be a short presentation about the program requirements on April 10 and 11 but is mostly set up for people who have questions about applications. This is the second round of fisheries disaster relief funds totaling around $13 million to assist Cook Inlet businesses affected by the 2012 disaster.last_img read more

Standoff Ito to leave Japan’s Rugby World Cup squad

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I was actually going to wait until after the third World Cup game (against Fiji) to leave but Miller is in good shape so I decided to make it earlier,” said Ito.“I want to return to Italy and try and get some league appearances under my belt (at L’Aqulia).”Beaten in both of its games against Scotland and France, Japan faces Fiji on Thursday before playing the United States on Oct. 27 in its final pool B game. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Standoff Hiroaki Ito has pulled out of Japan’s World Cup squad in Australia and will return to Italy, rugby sources said Sunday.Ito, who recently moved to Italian first-division club L’Aquila, was one of three players called up to the squad as cover for injuries at the start of this month but he told team officials of his wish to leave if regular standoffs Andrew Miller and Keiji Hirose stay injury free.last_img read more

Saints go down in extra time

first_imgBasketball It was a heart stopping finish in round two of the PNG premier men’s Basketball League clash between Saints and MTSL Exodus. Saints threw everything at Exodus only to go down 104-106 in two extra times. It was Saints man of the moment and rising star Augustine Kaupa who stole the show with his sneaky driving pass and accurate free throws that helped the side, coached by Lawrence Lahari to come from behind to level the scores at full time. Exodus were leading in the first (20-14) and third quarter respectively however Saints fought hard in the second quarter to close the margin and finally level at various stages – at one instance (86-86) and then another 97-97 on full time. Kaupa made sure to capitalise on the full-court press from Exodus to score some good baskets in the first five minutes of extra time but the Simbu lad was on the receiving end, having caught for five fouls, forcing him to take a march out of the court. Kaupa’s dribbling skills and drives saw Saints level the scores again at 101-101. He later said Saints would have won the game had he not made the fouls. “I was over it and thought I was in possession of that ball but somehow the call by the referee in charge forced me out (of the game). I am truly disappointed,” Kaupa said. Exodus also capitalised well on the Saints team fouls and finally veteran Dia Muri answered his coach’s wish by getting the final basket with the free throw to win 106-104. Sibona Kala, Mika Loko, Kaupa, Donald Kala and Tony Haro stood out for Saints while Francis Dobunaba, Mekere Tete, Jay C Acquino and Muri performed outstandingly for Exodus. In the other interesting game, Chariots celebrated their new uniforms in style after beating Digaso Hornbills 71-60 while in the main game defending champion KSS Southern Flames belted Moni Plus 101-65.last_img read more

Visakh, Vishnu Prasanna among leaders in Chennai Open chess

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd January, 2020 17:23 IST Visakh, Vishnu Prasanna Among Leaders In Chennai Open Chess India’s Grand Masters N R Visakh and V Vishnu Prasanna are among the leaders with six points after seven rounds in the 12th Chennai Open International GM Chess Written By First Published: 22nd January, 2020 17:23 IST India’s Grand Masters N R Visakh and V Vishnu Prasanna are among the leaders with six points after seven rounds in the 12th Chennai Open International GM Chess tournament 2020 on Wednesday. The two Chennai GMs share the lead with top-seeded Pavel Ponkratov (Russia), Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara (Peru), Sergei Yudin (Russia), Stanislav Bogdanovich (Ukraine) and Aleksey Goganov (Russia). Half a point behind the leaders at 5.5 points were 13 players including Indian stars Neelotpal Das, M R Venkatesh, P D S Girinath, Mitrabha Guha, Jubin Jimmy and Chennai schoolboy G B Harshavardhan. Harshavardhan bounced back from defeat to Yudin in the sixth round, by holding GM Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo (Chile) to a draw. With 5.5 points in his kitty, Harsha is on track for his third International Master norm.Important results: SUBSCRIBE TO US Round 7 (Indians unless specified): Pavel Ponkratov (Russia) 6 drew with Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara (Peru) 6, N R Visakh (6) drew with Sergei Yudin (Russia) 6, Aleksej Aleksandrov (Belarus) 5.5 drew with Taher Yoseph Theolifus (Indonesia) 5.5, Aleksey Goganov (Russia) 6 beat Anup Deshmukh (5). Stanislav Bogdanovich (Ukraine) 6 beat Aditya Samant (5), G B Harshavardhan (5.5) drew with Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo (Chile) 5.5, M Kunal 5) lost to V Vishnu Prasanna (6), V Pranav (5) lost to Mikheil Mchedlishvili (Georgia) 5.5, Ivan Rozum (Rus) 5.5 beat Mikulas Manik (Slovakia) 4.5, Alberto David (Italy) 4.5 lost to Denis Eraschenkov (Russia) 5.5.Round 6: Martinez Alcantara 5.5 drew with Visakh (5.5), Sergei Yudin 5.5 beat Harshavardhan (5), Neelotpal Das (4.5) lost to Ponkratov 5.5, Taher Yoseph Theolifus 5 drew with Pranav (5), Bharath Subramaniyam H (4) lost to Aleksandrov 5; Ravichandran Siddharth (4) lost to Aleksey Goganov 5, Bogdanovich 5 beat Ameir Moheb (Egypt) 4, Pranesh M (4.5) drew with Alberto David 4.5, Alexei Fedorov (Belarus) 4.5 drew with S Nitin (4.5), L R Srihari (4.5) drew with Kirill Stupak (Blr) 4.5. Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more