The response to aviation disasters was given a boost as 36 persons successfully completed a management course in Emergency Operations at the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara. The course was facilitated by the Civil Defence Commission’s (CDC) Preparedness and Response Manager, Major Sean Welcome, and it saw representatives from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, the CDC and staff at the airport at Ogle.These females were all smiles as they received their certificates on International Women’s DayThe participants were issued certificates after completing the three-day course. A ceremony which was held at the Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services (CAMS) Hangar saw 12 female participants receiving certificates. Along with their male counterparts, they were trained in airport rescue, fire-fighting and security response to a simulated aircraft accident.Ogle Airport’s Operations Manager, Phillip Lynch, recalled the inadequacies that were unearthed during the February 2017 simulation exercise which propelled the facility to embark on more training for staff and stakeholders.“We recognised from reading the critiques from that exercise that we were sorely lacking in EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) management. The EOC was managed by totally untrained officers so we decided to do something about that,” Lynch explained referencing the training course.GCAA Air Navigation Services Inspector Adrian Bassier highlighted the importance of safety, noting that refresher training courses help to achieve these measures: “I believe the course was both relevant and timely and it would not just benefit the participants but the wider aviation community,” he said.The airport which is said to be the busiest in the Caribbean, conducts full-scale safety operation exercise every two years.
AdvertisementImage Courtesy: NDTV SportsVirat Kohli’s struggle with the red ball in England is known to all, and one of the primary reason behind the havoc was seamer James Anderson. Anderson had some interesting words for his counterpart ahead of the much-anticipated test series between the two nations.The veteran seamer asserted that the Indian skipper his desperate to perform in England to make amends for the disastrous 2014 tour. He further went on to stir the pot by calling Kohli a liar.Here’s Anderson’s entire statement on Kohli’s comment where he mentioned that he does not care about runs. Anderson stated:“It doesn’t matter if he gets runs or not? I think he is telling lies there,” “For India to win here, of course, it matters. Virat will be desperate to score runs for his team, as you would expect from the captain and one of the best players in the world.”Read Also:Cricket: The pacers can lead India to win the Test Series, says Ishant Sharma.Cricket : Sachin Tendulkar on the verge of creating global Sport Academies. Advertisement