Region 2 still battling to find relocation spot

first_img…as facility continues to sinkThe regional administration of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is battling against time to find a suitable relocation spot for vendors as the Charity Market Centre Wharf continues to rapidly deteriorate, posing danger to life and limb.When contacted, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson related that they were still in consultation with the vendors to decide on a suitable relocation spot. Additionally, he explained that an engineer has been contracted to assess what needed to be done and how fast they should act.“We have someone we are working with and all I can say is that nothing has changed. We are still looking for a spot for the vendors and working with them so that we come to an agreeable conclusion,” Hopkinson told Guyana Times.Regional Councillors at the last RDC meeting discussing the condition of the Wharf among other businessMeanwhile, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt related that the Regional Democratic Council has instructed the REO to ensure that a solution is arrived at to prevent possible injuries.Reports are that the Wharf continues to sink and the cracks are getting bigger.The Charity Market Wharf, according to engineers, has sunk more than six inches and poses a serious risk to life and limb, but the vendors utilising the area are refusing to relocate until the Public Infrastructure Ministry mobilises a team to execute urgent repairs.In an earlier interview, Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Coonjah said that the Market Centre Wharf at Charity has been engaging the attention of the Region’s Works Committee since August of 2017 and that was the reason for the initial study on the Wharf. She explained that they engaged the regional engineer who ventured below the Wharf and discovered the rapid deterioration.The engineer observed large cracks in the floor with several rotting boards. Further, most of the piles beneath the Wharf were determined to be no longer able to support the structure. The solid concrete wharf is thus sitting precariously on a few remaining piles, and the prognosis is that it is likely collapse.The vendors reported that they were aware of the danger posed by the sinking Wharf, but they needed a solid plan before they could relocate their businesses. They are also waiting on the Ministry to officially commence work and remove them.The structure is 32 years old, and requires urgent attention since over 30 persons utilise it for vending and countless others for other purposes. It is also a parking area for many persons using their boats to traverse the Pomeroon River. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

India Air Force AFCAT 2017 exam dates released at careerairforce.nic.in

first_imgThe Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced the examination dates of the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT 2017).As per schedule, the examination will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017.About examination:AFCAT is conducted for both men and women is conducted for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches for the session commencing in January 2017AFCAT is only one of the steps involved in the entire selection process for getting selected as an officer in the IAFOn clearing the AFCAT, shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Services Selection Board) testingAll the eligible candidates are requested to apply through prescribed format latest by December 29, 2016.Eligibility Criteria:Educational qualification:Flying Branch: All the candidates interested in applying need to possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university/institute with minimum 60 per cent and should have passed Mathematics and Physics at intermediate (class 12)ORCandidates need to possess a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) / BTech or should have cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university/institute.Age limit: All the candidates should be in the age group of 20 to 24 years as on January 1, 2017.For details on Technical Branch (Aeronautical Engineer-Electronics) programme, candidates need to check the official notification at http://careerairforce.nic.inHow to apply:Candidates need to apply online at, http://careerairforce.nic.inPaper pattern:The total duration of the examination is two hours.advertisementEach question paper will have questions from the following topics: General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.Important dates:Last date of submission of online application form: Thursday, December 29, 2016.Date of AFCAT: Sunday, February 26, 2017.Click here for examination, admission related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more