Essequibo Coast students nabbed with ganja in school

first_imgFour students of the Johanna Cecilia Secondary School, in Region Two, were nabbed with a quantity of ganja on Friday.Reports reaching this newspaper detail that the Police received information that four boys were seen smoking cannabis in the school’s toilet.As such, a teacher swooped down on them, and one of the boys, aged 12, was caught with two grams of cannabis. He claimed that he found it in the toilet. His friends, aged 12 and 14, were also searched.This newspaper was told that one 14-year-old admitted that he had brought the substance to school and shared it with the three others. The Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

Bayern head to AEK buoyed by ‘liberating’ victory

first_img0Shares0000Lewandowski netted twice at the weekend to end a five-game winless streak © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLBERLIN, Germany, Oct 22 – Bayern Munich travel to Greece to face AEK Athens in the Champions League on Tuesday boosted by a Bundesliga win that “felt like a liberation” after their miserable run of form and a stormy week behind the scenes.The pressure was mounting on the German champions and new coach Niko Kovac during a four-match winless run to the extent that senior club figures including Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness launched a stunning attack on the media. But Saturday’s 3-1 win over Wolfsburg, in which Robert Lewandowski scored twice to end a five-game goal drought, is being hailed as a potential turning point for Bayern’s season.“That felt like a liberation,” said centre-back Mats Hummels, while sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was equally relieved, saying: “We have shown character in a difficult phase.”The tension had been ratcheted up on Friday when Rummenigge, Hoeness and Salihamidzic slammed the press for “disgusting and respectless” reporting of Bayern’s poor performances in recent weeks, singling out German journalists to scold.Saturday’s three points provided some calm at the Allianz Arena, but the pressure is still on Kovac heading to Athens, after a 1-1 home draw with Ajax last time out in Europe left Bayern’s Group E hopes in the balance.Kovac was cautious about thoughts that Bayern will now rediscover the form which saw them romp to six straight German titles, describing the win at Wolfsburg as “just a small and first step in the right direction”.But James Rodriguez, who scored a fantastic goal at the weekend, was more bullish, saying that Bayern are back in business.“In a long season, these things always happen,” said James, referring to the recent shock defeats by Hertha Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach that has left them fourth in the Bundesliga table.“There are bad games, there are good games. This bad phase has already gone. Now comes something good.”Left-back David Alaba was Bayern’s only injury concern from Wolfsburg after the Austrian was taken off at half-time as a precautionary measure with a thigh strain.Feel-good factor: Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, Mats Hummels and Niklas Suele celebrate after Saturday’s win at Wolfsburg © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLThe AEK match marks the start of a busy few weeks for Bayern who face midweek games from now up until the November international break — culminating with a crunch clash at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on November 10.“We will be playing every three days, but the rhythm is good and I hope we’ll go from win to win,” said Lewandowski.After crashing to a 3-0 defeat at Ajax, then losing 3-2 at home to Benfica, AEK are chasing their first points in the group against Bayern, who have never lost a Champions League game in Greece with three wins and a draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NASAs Environmentally Responsible Aviation research could save airlines billions

first_imgNASA has said that research into new environmentally-friendly technologies could save airlines billions of dollars.The U.S. space agency recently concluded a six year study, called Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA), which was aimed at revamping aircraft design and improving efficiency. As per NASA, these projects could cut fuel consumption of airlines in half, reduce aircraft pollution by 75% and noise to nearly one-eighth of today’s levels.“If these technologies start finding their way into the airline fleet, our computer models show the economic impact could amount to $255 billion (for US carriers) in operational savings between 2025 and 2050,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics research.ERA’s mission was to study the feasibility, benefits and technical risks of new aircraft design concepts and technologies which would reduce aviation’s impact on the environment. This was then split into three categories: airframe technology, propulsion technology and vehicle systems integration.last_img read more