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first_imgAdvertisement vrm07NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs43tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eu5y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m1an1Would you ever consider trying this?😱67aCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework Once again the nation is gripped in fear after the brutal attack on Priyanka  Reddy and wrestling champion Sushil Kumar has something to say about the heinous crime,“ Whatever happened to the Hyderabad victim is brutal, and the accused should be punished. I’m saddened by the incident and want authorities to take strict action.”Advertisement The victim was returning home when her bike’s tires were punctured, and she was raped. The criminals burnt her alive to destroy the evidence. Later her charred body was found at Shadnagar on Thursday.He also added how everyone in the society should join hands to keep the perpetrators from committing such brutalities.Advertisement “There is a need for change in the mindset of society. The laws are getting strict day by day. Society has to be helpful and aware to curb these incidents.”The Olympic medalist also gave his two cents about the implementation of Sports Code in India.  He opined how implementing sports code in China helped them expand their potential and give tough competition to the sports giants, Russia and the USA. He believes the same can be done for promoting sports in India. Advertisement An expert committee was appointed by the Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports to review the National Sports Code.   Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHunters gained two points after defeating Mackay Cutters 34-20 on Saturday at Mackay.Saturday’s try scorer halfback Wartovo Puara said the win against Cutters was rewarding as they needed the two points before taking on a much tougher side like Townsville Blackhawks.Hunters will challenge Blackhawks this weekend at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.Blackhawks continue to lead the ladder on 10 points, while Burleigh Bears share 8 points with Hunters but Bears take second spot due to points for and against.Easts Tigers are on fourth place with 7 points followed by Redcliffe Dolphins, Northern Pride, Sunshine Coast Falcons and CQ Capras all sharing 6 points, Norths Devils on 5 points.On 4 points are Ipswich Jets, Souths Logan Magpies and Tweed Heads Seagulls while Cutters and Wynnum Manly Seagulls are yet to put a mark on the scoreboard.last_img read more

first_img JAGUARS 1st Innings 189 SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 63 for four) A. McCarthy lbw b Permaul 27 T. Lambert lbw b Permaul 18 +C. Baugh Jr b Jacobs 5 R. Powell c Johnson b Permaul 13 N. Miller c Singh b Motie 7 S. Cottrell lbw b Jacobs 8 M. Mindley not out 6 Extras (lb4, w1, nb13) 18 TOTAL (all out, 67.5 overs) 146 Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-59, 4-63, 5-89, 6-97, 7-118, 8-128, 9-135, 10-146. Bowling: Reifer 11-3-37-1 (nb2), Joseph 11-0-42-0 (nb11), Barnwell 5-1-10-1, Permaul 22.5-14-25-5 (w1), Motie 11-5-18-1, Jacobs 7-2-10-2. JAGUARS 2nd Innings T. Chanderpaul not out 39 A. Fudadin lbw b Mindley 9 *L. Johnson c wkp Baugh b Jacobs 42 V. Singh run out 17 R. Reifer not out 12 Extras (lb5, nb9) 14 TOTAL (3 wkts, 47 overs) 133 Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-83, 3-111. Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-18-0 (nb1), Mindley 9-1-37-1 (nb7), Jacobs 12-2-25-1 (1), Miller 6-1-13-0, Campbell 8-3-16-0, Powell 8-0-19-0. Toss: Scorpions. Umpires: Jacqueline Williams, Peter Nero. SHAKY START Chanderpaul and captain Leon Johnson posted 66 for the second wicket as the Jaguars recovered from a shaky start. Johnson made 42 before he was caught behind by Carlton Baugh Jr off the bowling of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs. The other wicket to fall was that of Vishaul Singh, who was run out for 17. Young Chanderpaul, whose father is a substitute for the encounter, has so far batted for 189 minutes and has faced 149 balls. Play will resume today at 10 a.m. AT BEAUSEJOUR: WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51). TRINIDAD RED FORCE 153 for two (Yannic Cariah 58 not out, Narsingh Deonarine 58 not out; Kevin McClean 2-37). AT KENSINGTON OVAL: BARBADOS PRIDE 368 (Roston Chase 136 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-71, Sherwin Peters 3-36, Nelson Boland 2-82). LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 170 (Sherwin Peters 44; Ashley Nurse 5-65, Miguel Cummins 4-18). The Guyana Jaguars are in a strong position to force a victory over the Jamaica Scorpions in their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Guided by an undefeated knock of 39 from young opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyana were 133 for three at the close of yesterday’s second day. They now have an overall lead of 176, having made 189 in their first innings. The Scorpions made 146 in their first innings. Resuming on 63 for four with Andre McCarthy, not out on eight, and former captain Tamar Lambert, yet to face a ball, Jamaica were undermined by spinner Veerasammy Permaul. The short left-hander, varying his spin and flight to telling effect, claimed an impressive five for 25 off 22.5 overs. Off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 10, was next best, while lanky 20-year-old left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, playing in his first season, extended his leading wicket-taker tally to 29 with one for 18. McCarthy, whose alliance with Lambert yielded 26 runs before he was adjudged leg before wicket to Permaul, topscored for the Scorpions with 27. Lambert was also dismissed leg before wicket by Permaul after making a painstaking 18 off 109 balls in 129 minutes. Devon Thomas, with 30 on the first day, emerged as the innings’ highest scorer. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Some of us will remember the financial crisis during 2007 – 2009 when world economies plunged into extreme financial difficulties and many Chief Executives Officers (CEOs), committed suicide or were fired and jailed. Subsequently, huge conglomerates started to recruit managers to turn-around their businesses.Among those found were Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase – Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America – Brian Thomas Moynihan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley – James P Gorman and Chairman and CEO of Amazon – Jeffrey Preston BezosToday, we can say that after all these dreadful years, the economies around the world are doing much better, thanks to prudent, competent and versatile new leaders.Editor, good knowledgeable leaders are the key to success; can we say this of our current bath who have been given the mandate to run our country? I am at a loss to look at the quality and competence of these men and women.Unless drastic changes are made quickly, our county will continue to get worse and slide into the abyss of destruction. As we carefully look around we can clearly see the decline in every sector within our economy. We cannot be naïve and stifle our conscience – our country is not moving in the right direction.The racial divide is widening. The country is becoming more polarised, the people are struggling to survive, compounded with enormous social problems such as crime, suicide, domestic violence, murder and life-threatening substance abuse to name a few problems on the increase. The Government Ministers have an open ticket to say whatever they want without respecting the feelings of the people.The Government is bent on only speaking about Mr Bharrat Jagdeo and the People Progressive Party and they have inherited a broken country.I wish to remind the readers that it was Minister Winston Jordan when pressed by Dr Ashni Singh who admitted that he has received a solid economy. I cannot understand why so much emphasis is being placed on Mr Jagdeo.This gentleman has provided exceptional leadership to his country. First as Minister of Finance, followed by the Elected President of Guyana and now as Political Opposition Leader. He has guided us through the great financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 when fuel prices hit the US$110 per barrel. He has improved the lives of the ambitious, when ordinary poor people’s children became doctors, engineers and other professionals through scholarships.He has made his runs on bouncy unplayable pitches in spite of a hostile opposition, unfair critics and a section of our society that was bent on destabilising the country.Finally, Mr Bharrat Jagdeo has provided outstanding leadership for his country. Can we say the same for our present team?Well wishes and Happy New Year to all.Yours truly,Hanna B Mohamedlast_img read more

first_imgRep. Dennis (L) marches with some of the victims -As Rep. Rustolyn Dennis provides relief items, appeals for more assistanceMontserrado County Electoral District #4 Representative Rustolyn Suacoco Dennis yesterday went out not only to say words of sympathy to flood affected residents, but to assist them with some relief items. Dennis also appealed to humanitarian organizations for help to the flood affected residents.Over 2000 residents in the Garza, Olympic, Sorto, Nuflehn and Lofa neighborhoods of Soul Clinic and Omega Communities are currently sheltered at school and church buildings as well as with friends and relatives.Reminiscent of the war days in Liberia, many left their homes in an effort to save their lives or that of a child or a neighbor, and without any extra clothing, bedding, food or utensils with which to prepare their meals.Accompanied by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) led by police spokesperson Moses Carter, Rep. Dennis gave away L$100,000, 40 bags of 25kg rice and 40 4-inch mattresses to the affected residents. She assured them of her commitment to lobby for more support in order to alleviate their ordeal.“I am deeply touched by the difficult situation with which my people are faced now. It is a natural disaster, but in some ways, we can be of help in the process, not only by bringing in food and other items, but by making a clarion call to government to see reason and do something to mitigate the situation,” Dennis told journalists as she toured the affected neighborhoods.She said earlier she paid a visit to the office of National Disaster Management (NDM) and reported the plight of her people with a strong conviction that the NDM as well as the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), tasked with overseeing zoning and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that gives advice on imminent environmental risks, will come in with help of all kinds, to save the communities from further natural disaster.One of the residences severely affected by the flood in Nuflehn Town, Omega communityAbout the police’s presence during the tour, LNP Spokesperson Moses Carter said their job is to save lives and properties. As such, environmental or natural disasters are possible threats to the lives and properties of people who are always affected by them.“We have informed all of our zone commanders, particularly those in areas where there is always flood during rainy season, to identify with those affected by helping them escape whatever danger that may lie ahead. They were here yesterday (Tuesday) and we have come today too to continue ensuring that our people are safe,” Carter said.He said unlike the past in Liberia when police were seen as a force only interested in going after perpetrators of crimes, “value has been added to the police by rendering service to communities.”The exercise, which Rep. Suacoco spearheaded on Tuesday and Wednesday this week was, according to the affected residents is the first of its kind from a sitting lawmaker since people of the district began experiencing disaster from flood over the years.William Wonzo, chairman of Garza neighborhood, said he and his fellow affected residents are grateful to Rep. Dennis for her timely intervention and hope that other humanitarians, including NGOs, will come in with more assistance.“We are thankful to her and we also look forward to central government, particularly the office of President George Manneh Weah as well as the offices of the vice President, Madam Jewel Howard Taylor, and Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers, to come and help us,” Wonzo said.Benkeo Tarty, one of the residents of Nuflehn Town whose house completely broke down due to the flood, said while it is true that the rain fell in torrents, there was an overflow from a river known as Bo which is not far from where they have built their homes.“We saw water just coming towards our houses with force. When we came outside to check what was the problem, we realized that it was not only because rain had fallen here but that the river too is full and now overflowing on the land,” Tarty said.Eleven houses in which people were living were discovered broken down as a result of the flood.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPrison unrest motion…says Govt’s rejection of motion questionableBy Samuel SukhnandanMembers of the Cabinet of the coalition Government have been described as “wimps” for rejecting in the National Assembly a motion submitted by the Opposition calling on the Administration to take collective responsibility for the 2017 Camp Street Prison fire and unrest, and to launch an investigation.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill, in whose name this motion was submitted, told Guyana Times that the Government did not merely debate the motion, but attempted to do damage control against the very pointed arguments put forward by the Opposition.The lone speaker from the Government side of the house was Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who defended the Government’s handling of the situation. But Edghill maintained that Government members had already made a decision to vote against the motion even before they sought to analyse and respond to it.“If the Government (had) read and understood the motion, they would have realised that the motion had merit, in that it was calling for specific actions which any responsible Government would have taken,” the PPP MP said, while noting that many important points were made by his colleagues.He said the arguments presented by the Opposition were far stronger, and zeroed in on the crime and security situation in Guyana as well as the alleged mishandling of citizens’ security. “They (Opposition) provided a case that our country was worse off today, and that citizen and public security was a concern. What we saw was a knee-jerk reaction to this entire situation,” he posited.Edghill also observed that although it was clear that Minister Ramjattan had some “slippage”, he was nevertheless supported by his colleagues.He said, “It would appear that no one in Government could say to their colleagues their slip is showing. If there is a Cabinet of ministers where the Constitution speaks about collective responsibility, are you trying to tell me there is no one in the Cabinet who understand the views, feelings and frustration of the citizens?” he questioned.“Is it that no one can speak to the Cabinet about their shortcomings, or is there no environment created for such a collective responsibility? I am surprised that the PM can’t say to the Minister that there are problems. I am also surprised that none of his colleagues can point that out,” he further added.This, according to Edghill, is a clear indication that members of Cabinet lack the will and the guts to speak up and critique each other. And on this basis, the MP said he feels that members of Cabinet are “wimps” who cannot speak up for themselves or defend what is right.Another concern raised by the MP is that the Minister is still maintaining that Government will stick to its words: that a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) would be launched only upon the recapture of the two remaining prison escapees. Edghill said he finds no basis for this argument, as this CoI could have helped to highlight the issues that led to the prison break and unrest, and help to find a solution to the problem.Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, who moved a motion in the National Assembly on Wednesday last, claimed that the law enforcement officials were unprepared and ill-advised. “The issue is leadership and acting responsibly. You give leadership, and you didn’t on that day. None of you! And I am not going to blame the prison and army and Police. I am not!” she told the Government MPs in the House.Teixeira, a former Home Affairs Minister, said law enforcement officers are not to be blamed for this incident, since the buck stops at the Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan.The Opposition Chief Whip said that as head of the country’s security sector, Ramjattan had ignored numerous warnings and signs before the unrest, and had essentially failed to act to prevent the disaster from happening.“The situation was completely unavoidable…You (Ramjattan) sat on your laurels and did nothing!” she posited, noting that the matter could have been handled in a much safer and efficient manner.Teixeira contended that the Minister should have been made to resign since the first disaster at the Camp Street Prison in 2016. But even more so, preventative measures should have been put in place following the unrest that killed 17 prisoners at the same Camp Street penitentiary.The Opposition feels that this incident highlights the Government’s incompetence in handling matters of national security, and, as such, wants the administration to take full responsibility for the incident.The motion wanted the National Assembly to call on the Government to accept collective responsibility to the House for the repeated events at the prisons of Guyana.It also sought to have the Government declare what actions have been and are being taken to reduce the opportunities for such situations from recurring, and for the National Assembly to support the disciplined service in its efforts to ensure public safety, the protection of citizens, and the recapture of all the escapees.last_img read more

first_imgIt has been close to one month since a young mother laid her twin babies to rest, following alleged negligence on the part of workers at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, however, the institution is yet to provide the family with an explanation on what exactly took place on that fateful day.One of the twins who was listed as stillborn despite being aliveOn Sunday, sister of Bhanwattie Budram of Hope West, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, who is still trying to come to grips with what happened, told Guyana Times that the family is still in shock and contemplating their next move.A senior source at the hospital reported that the investigation has not yet been completed and findings will be shared with the public when it becomes available.Back on March 14, the twins were delivered at the Georgetown Public Hospital and were listed as stillborn by medical professionals who failed to recognise that one of the babies was alive.Both children were wrapped to be taken to the mortuary when the shuddering discovery was made by their grandmother that one of them was alive.The grandmother, Chandrouti Etwaroo, had told Guyana Times that she waited for almost four hours after the delivery to enter the room and found out that one of the girls was breathing. According to the woman, her daughter was six months two weeks pregnant at the time of the delivery.She claimed that the nurses walked away when she informed them that one of the babies was alive. Etwaroo said she pleaded with the nurses to equip the infant with an oxygen supply and place her in an incubator. She said that the child was left there until the nurses changed shifts. It was the nurses from the other shift that took heed to the woman’s pleas and placed the baby in an incubator.This publication was told by the family that documents provided by the hospital stated that both babies were stillborn.The medical facility then provided subsequent documents for the second death while requesting that the first set of documents be returned to the hospital.They are contending that the medical staffers showed negligence with the delivery of the children and failed to perform their duties. Adding to that, if the child was placed in an incubator soon after birth, she might have survived.This incident comes on the heels of GPHC being under scrutiny after three children died at the facility while undergoing chemotherapy treatment earlier this year.The first child who died was 7-year-old Curwayne Edwards on January 14, followed by three-year-old Roshini Seegobin of Enmore, ECD, on January 18.The third child, six-year-old Sharezer Mendonca of Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, died on January 24. Mendonca’s family was sent into further despair after her body was given to the wrong family for burial in what was alleged to have been an attempt to cover up her true cause of death.After investigations were completed, GPHC stated that instead of intrathecal administration of the drug vincristine, doctors administered it intravenously. It was this that led to the adverse reactions of those three children and ultimately their deaths.Meanwhile, CEO of the GPHC, Brigadier George Lewis has noted that the medical staff involved in these incidents were sent on administrative leave on January 29, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgThe second session of this year’s Youth Parliament continued on Saturday within the Chambers of the National Assembly, where participants were given a charge by the Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland to exercise good leadership qualities.This is the fifth annual Youth Parliament – featuring students from secondary schools, New Opportunity Corps and the University of Guyana – with the students assuming the roles of officials from the highest decision-making body of the country.Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton ScotlandProcedures commenced with the youths, some of whom were visibly nervous, as their mentors peered on from the sidelines. Some were placed as Government MPs, while others situated antithetical as the parliamentary Opposition.The Speaker sought the opportunity to remind this year’s participants that decisions of the House affect the entire country. As such, the wellbeing of all Guyanese must be accounted for when advocating for passage of the respective bills.Nevertheless, he also posited that citizens have a right to be involved in the decision-making procedures and to be aware of current matters in their country. It is in this effect that the Youth Parliament programme was established to sensitise the younger population.“I think many persons see Parliament that is different from the rest of the country but in fact, what happens here affects the whole country. Many people either stay away either because they feel that it does not concern them or they can’t become involved in it…Parliament carries out the business of the country, which includes you and me. You have a right to take an interest,” Dr Scotland remarked.Throughout the programme, a detailed guideline will be provided on how parliamentary procedures are undertaken, the passage of bills and motions, and most importantly, the role of Members of Parliament (MPs).Dr Scotland reminded that topics debated this year are trending issues in Guyana and the input of the young minds is crucial.He said to the participants, “The topics which will be debated this year are topics which will enable you to express a view on current issues because that is what we hope always; to keep you fixed and focused on current issues. You will find that the subjects which are to be debated are subjects which are of interest now.”Debates will surround the sovereign wealth fund, migration policy, single-use plastics, amendments of the Constitution and copyright law.Meanwhile, the Speaker also took the opportunity to encourage the young minds to continue striving after failures.“The fact that we fall short of what we should do, does not mean that we should stop doing what us right. What will happen after many tries is that you succeed and you’ll be surprised at yourself.”Until its conclusion on August 17, these young participants will be mentored by a few former youth parliamentarians to develop their leadership qualities. Apart from two days of intense debates, they will be given a chance to visit public buildings and learn the ropes of public speaking. While prizes will be awarded to students, special recognition will be given to the best debater.last_img read more

first_imgZackodnik finished in 46:45 and was 238th out of 1737th in his category. Jim and Isabel Maddigan finished in 1:09:57 and were 473rd out of 976th and 319th out of 1290 in their respective categories.Another runner from Fort St. John that took part in the run was Christine Fenton. She says it was a difficult run to take part in given the size of the event but she was happy with her overall result.“It was tough being amongst all those people. I’ve never done a race that large before. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time. It was on my bucket list,” she says. “I did what I had hoped for, maybe even a little better. I wanted to make it in the top 100. I’d like to be able to be an inspiration to motivate them and help them become active.”- Advertisement -Fenton finished with a time of 54:22 which placed her 82nd out of 2036 in her group and 6366th overall in the run.Below is a list of the Fort St. John entrants for the Vancouver Sun Run:Daniel Zackodnik – 46:45 – 1927th place. Category place – 238/1737Advertisement Brad Taylor – 1:00:45 – 11999th place. Category place – 167/670Travis Reed – 1:01:59 – 13108th place. Category place – 761/1801Mayumi Iguchi – 1:02:31 – 13552nd place. Category place – 460/2153Pam Essensa – 1:20:20 – 25204th place. Category place – 1116/2153Karma Pratt – 1:20:20 – 33049th place. Category place – 1553/2153Advertisement Donna Taylor – 1:53:29 – 33421st place. Category place – 3166/3963Aleisha Hendry – 1:57:54 – 34052nd place. Category place – 2450/3189Jackie Minaker – 2:15:50 – 35457th place. Category place – 1452/1829Below are the Charlie Lake entrants for the Vancouver Sun Run:Isabel Maddigan – 1:09:57 – 19564th place. Category place – 319/1290Advertisement Tate Haugan – 47:27 – 2202nd place. Category place – 95/1970Christine Fenton – 54:22 – 6366th place. Category place – 82/2036Bailey Haugan – 56:12 – 7806th place. Category place – 96/2114Nicki Haugan – 56:12 – 7811st place. Category place – 211/2153Advertisement Jim Maddigan – 1:09:57 – 19567th place. Category place – 473/976Norm McNee – 1:19:36 – 24916th place. Category place – 568/976Tanya Hardy – 1:40:22 – 30801st place. Category place – 2252/3189last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Those wanting to register for this year’s Crystal Cup are beginning to run out of time. The registration deadline is two weeks away for the pond hockey tournament on Charlie Lake February 12-14.Aside from the actual tournament itself a number of other things will be going on including various children’s events all day on the 13th, live music Friday and Saturday night, a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, and there will be toboggan hills on site.Making an appearance at the tournament will be Fort St. John alum Mark Hartigan. His professional playing career spanned 11 seasons and included Stanley Cups with the Ducks and Red Wings.- Advertisement -Those wanting to take part can get their registration packages from Ernie’s Sports Experts at the Totem Mall.last_img read more