GTT sponsors inaugural GIPEX event

first_imgThe Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) has become the official technology and platinum sponsor of the recently launched Guyana International Petroleum Summit, which is to be held in Guyana from February 7-9, 2018.GTT CEO Justin NeddAccording to GTT, the support for the conference at such a strategic level signals its support of the emerging oil and gas sector, and its recognition of its importance to the growth and development of the Guyana economy and Guyanese as a whole.“We are the premier technology company in Guyana, and the only one adequately able to provide full-service to the oil and gas sector”, GTT’s CEO Justin Nedd stated.He noted that for local and international connectivity, unparalleled holistic solutions are found at GTT.“We continue to do more to improve our products and services to the oil and gas sector,” he said. “For 2018, we will exceed the tremendous work done in 2017, and create more satisfied customers”. Nedd further added.GTT was, late last year, awarded by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the award for “Large Business of the Year 2017” and “Corporate Citizenship Award of the Year 2017”.As the number one network in Guyana, GTT stands ready to provide technology solutions to cater to the needs of the oil and gas industry.In the past, GTT has shown similar support for the mining industry, as demonstrated in the establishment of telecommunication facilities for Troy Mining Resources at Issano, Region 7.Businesses are encouraged to visit GTT’s booth at GIPEX, to acquaint themselves with the wide array of technology business solutions. The company welcomes all participating companies to the inaugural event.last_img read more

Troubled year of Brazil star Neymar

first_img0Shares0000Despite winning his second French title in a row Neymar’s season was marred by events on and off the field © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jun 3 – A reoccurrence of an injury, two separate suspensions for insulting a referee and hitting a fan, losing Brazil’s captaincy and now an accusation of rape, the world’s most expensive player had a season to forget for club and country, on and off the field.Here AFP reflects on Neymar’s difficult season starting with the World Cup in Brazil which could end up with a Copa America title on home soil: – Back for Brazil –After more than three months sidelined with a foot problem his 69th minute goal guides Brazil to a 2-0 World Cup warm-up friendly victory over eventual champions Croatia on June 3.– ‘Pathetic diving’ –Despite scoring once and claiming an assist as the Selecao qualified for the last-16 his World Cup group stage is marred by what many commentators call his “pathetic” diving.– Bows out to boos –Brazil are knocked out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals to Belgium on July 6. He’s the victim of boos from a home crowd watching on a big screen in Rio every time he rolls on the ground, becoming an internet joke for his theatrical efforts.– Depression –Neymar became an internet joke for his diving at last year’s World Cup © AFP/File / Luis Acosta“I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played,” the 27-year-old told AFP on July 22 after the disappointment in Russia.– ‘Sensational’ –He scores a hat-trick in a 6-1 thumping of Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stages two months into the club season on October 3 described as ‘sensational’ by head coach Thomas Tuchel.– Ballon d’Or blip –He fails to make the top 10 of the shortlist for the first time since 2013 finishing in 12th place as Croatia midfielder Luka Modric takes the award in a ceremony held in Paris on December 3.– Same foot, same injury –With less than half an hour to play and PSG leading Strasbourg 1-0 on January 23 in the second round of the French Cup he limps off the Parc de Princes field with a similar foot injury to the one he suffered 13 months earlier. His return date is set for the Champions League quarter-finals but the Parisians have to face a resurgent Manchester United with new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the last 16 before then.– Controversial Carnival –Despite still recovering from the metatarsal problem he’s filmed and photographed dancing at both Salvador and Rio carnivals in early March.– Referee rage –Neymar missed 27 of PSG’s 58 games across all competitions this season © AFP/File / Anne-Christine POUJOULATForced to watch in the the stands as PSG are knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United on March 6 he tells officials to “Go fuck yourselves” on Instagram afterwards.He adds: “It’s a disgrace. They get four guys who don’t understand football to watch a slow motion replay in front of the TV.”– Tax probe –Newspaper El Mundo report in March Spanish tax authorities were investigating the bonus he earned when he extended his Barcelona contract in 2017.Officials were looking into whether the Brazilian paid tax related to his extra payments and his record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, the daily paper said.– Three-match ban –Six weeks after his referee rant on social media Neymar is handed a three-match suspension by UEFA for his insults which rule him out of PSG’s opening fixtures in next season’s European campaign.– Fanfare –Two days later, PSG are beaten on penalties in the French Cup final by Rennes on April 28. He scores his side’s second goal but hits a supporter as he collects his runners-up medal at the Stade de France.– ‘The rebellious teenager’ –The Brazilian press pounce on his Cup final misdemeanour branding him a “coward” and a “rebellious teenager”. PSG’s Tuchel adds salt to the wound by saying “I don’t like it. You can’t do that, you just can’t do that.”– Suspension number two –He is given another ban for three games with a further two games suspended for lashing out at the spectator in the stands after the shock defeat to Rennes.– Shuns last PSG match –He heads back to Brazil to prepare for the Copa America after he claims to have been given permission to miss the league French champions’ final game of the season on May 24. Coach Tuchel denies his reasoning.– Captaincy gone –Neymar lost the Brazil captaincy to PSG team-mate Dani Alves in late-May © AFP/File / CARL DE SOUZAFour days later Brazil boss Tite takes the skipper’s armband away from the 96-time international and gives it to club team-mate Dani Alves less than three weeks away from the start of the Copa America on home soil.– Rape allegation –According to a complaint filed with Sao Paolo police, Neymar is accused of “using violence to have sex with the victim without her consent.”A day later Neymar denies raping the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a Paris hotel, with his father claiming he is the victim of blackmail.“I am accused of rape, it’s a big word, it’s very strong, but that is what has happened,” Neymar said in a video posted on Instagram.Neymar then shows what he says is a series of WhatsApp messages with the woman, including topless photographs of her in bed.– Accuser’s lawyers no longer representing her –The law firm hired by the accuser said Monday it was no longer representing the woman, claiming she had changed her story.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Report: Everton 1 Huddersfield 1

first_imgEverton and Huddersfield Town’s stuttering starts to 2018-19 continued with Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Goodison Park.A largely dour affair briefly threatened to spark into life late in the first half with two goals in as many minutes, although that short burst of entertainment was never replicated in a scrappy second period.The Terriers edged into the lead as Philip Billing nodded in from a set-piece for his maiden Premier League goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But less than 90 seconds later, Dominic Calvert-Lewin got on the end of Lucas Digne’s centre to net with a header of his own – unfortunately for the paying spectators, the last action of note as neither side could force a winner in a contest high on industry but low in quality. FULL-TIME Everton 1-1 HuddersfieldTwo goals in two minutes in the first half at Goodison Park ensure a tight contest finishes level#PL #EVEHUD pic.twitter.com/vLUN5kPkdu— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2018The point was arguably a better one for Huddersfield, who, aided by the strong base of a five-man defensive line, had few troubles inside the first half an hour and, following a brief period of pressure of their own, edged ahead in the 34th minute.Chris Lowe’s corner was inadvertently flicked on at the near post by Calvert-Lewin and Billing was free to head home from six yards.But the lead was swiftly cancelled out as Digne’s cross from the left was guided into the bottom-right corner by Calvert-Lewin, who atoned for his unfortunate part in the opener.Steve Mounie stung the palms of Jordan Pickford early in the second period but that was a rare moment of goalmouth action as the game descended into a series of niggly fouls.That appeared to suit Huddersfield, who had two narrow escapes as substitute Ademola Lookman’s dangerous ball across the face of goal just evaded Gylfi Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin headed Leighton Baines’ corner over late on.What it means: Everton the early-season draw specialistsMarco Silva remains unbeaten from his first four Premier League games as Everton boss, although three of those have been draws. Huddersfield, meanwhile, head into the international break with only two points to their name.Pat on the back: Calvert-Lewin on song for ToffeesAfter two goals in the midweek EFL Cup win over Rotherham United, Calvert-Lewin capped a productive four days with the equaliser here – a strong response to having unwittingly set up Billing’s header.Boot up the backside: Terriers defence goes to sleepHaving forged ahead, Huddersfield’s backline was guilty of switching off within two minutes as Calvert-Lewin was left all alone to nod the leveller. Had the visitors got to half-time ahead it could have been a completely different story.Key Opta facts- Huddersfield Town have not won any of their last 15 away games against Everton in all competitions (D3 L12), last winning there 2-1 in the top flight in September 1937.- Everton recorded their 200th score draw in the Premier League, more than any other team in the competition.- There were just 87 seconds between Philip Billing giving Huddersfield the lead and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s equaliser for Everton.- Since the start of last season, Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in more goals for Everton in all competitions than any other player (11 goals, six assists).What’s next?After the international break, Silva’s side play host to pointless West Ham while Huddersfield also return on home soil, with Crystal Palace set to visit the John Smith’s Stadium. read morelast_img read more