Leonora Hospital road in deplorable state

first_imgThe road leading to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD) is in need of urgentRegional Chairman Julius Faerberrehabilitation.The road is in a poor condition with numerous potholes. The Leonora Cottage Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and as such the road should reflect such, Regional Chairman Julius Faerber told this publication.According to the chairman, he has made numerous calls to have the road rectified but to no avail.Thus he is calling once again for urgent attention to be placed on the road by the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Health officials at the hospital have also been calling for the road to be rectified as it proves difficult for vehicles, especially ambulances that use the road.The Public Infrastructure Ministry could not be reached for a comment on the issue on Saturday.last_img read more

GPF urges community effort in fighting crime

first_imgAs crime continues to be a major concern, the Guyana Police Force’s A Division (Georgetown-East Bank), in partnership with the Central Georgetown Police Youth Group, on Saturday held a health walk to strengthen law enforcement’s ties with the public.A Division Commander Clifton Hicken reiterated the calls for a more broad-based approach to be taken in fighting crime, particularly encouraging youth-focused strategiesUnder the theme “Moulding and Fusing the Youth for a Healthier and Brighter Future”, Police ranks along with youths and parents assembled at the Square of the Revolution to commence the walk, which ended at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary.During a separate ceremony at the East La Penitence Primary School, the gathering was reminded how crucial it was to work along with the Force to reduce crime and improve society by extension.This message was relayed by Superintendent Anthony Vanderhyden, who further encouraged the gathering to be aware of the positive impact they could make in curbing crime in their communities. Vanderhyden pointed out that they should also engage in nation-building activities that would be effective in reforming Guyana as whole.In his address, A Division Commander Clifton Hicken reiterated the calls for a more broad-based approach to be taken in fighting crime.He pointed out that the first step should be taken in the community and consequently expand across the country. Since the community approach would be effective in its cause, the formation of youth groups within these districts were promoted.The A Division Commander noted that adolescence was a “vulnerable period”. For this reason, he pledged the support of the Force in making resources available which would aid in the development of youths as they refocus their energies positively. The involvement of stakeholders was also described as vital in a number of aspects.A new community group was introduced at the forum, the East La Penitence Police Youth Group, the 14th group of its kind to be established under the social crime prevention initiative by the Guyana Police Force. – establishes newest Police youth grouplast_img read more

Guyanese mission to assess consular services in Puerto Ordaz

first_imgA Guyanese delegation will be visiting the Venezuelan town of Puerto Ordaz in the new week to conduct an assessment of its consular services provided there.The delegation, for the July 12 to 16 visit, will be led by Director of the Frontiers Department at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Barbara Halley.According to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, the visit is aimed at improving the consular facilities available in Puerto Ordaz, where thousands of Guyanese reside close to the border between Guyana and Venezuela.“So what we are doing [in Venezuela] is a reassessment of the consular servicesMinister of State Joseph Harmonthat are provided to Guyanese who are residents abroad. Puerto Ordaz, based on my information, there is a large amount of Guyanese living there… 15,000 thereabout and so wherever our Guyanese citizens live, we are looking at providing better consular services for them,” Harmon explained.The Minister of State added that the visit will also enable the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Citizenship to plan a more effective response to the influx of Venezuelan migrants and returning Guyanese nations from the Spanish-speaking nation.“In the event of the migration of Venezuelans coming and going, we can provide a better facility at Puerto Ordaz,” he noted.According to Minister Harmon, there is currently a Honourary Consul operating in that town, however, “when things happen”, he is forced to pack up and relocate to another place.“So we need to have a much more solid arrangement where Guyanese people can actually get the kind and quality of service that they deserve… and so the mission is going to look at these issues,” the Minister noted.Back in January, unrests broke out in Puerto Ordaz as Venezuela continued to plunge deeper into economic and political crisis, resulting in widespread looting due to the shortage of basic necessity items.At the time Minister Harmon had said the Guyana Government has put systems in place to facilitate those Guyanese who wish to return home as well as citizens of the Spanish-speaking nation wanting to seek refuge here.“We are in touch with our Consul and what I can say to you is that in the event that life, limb and property of Guyanese citizens who are there and who require assistance of the Government to relocate to Guyana, we are prepared to provide that service… We have [also] made arrangements at our side of the border to receive… Venezuelans who might be fleeing from violence in those communities. We have an international obligation to provide certain limited facilities for them and we are prepared to do that,” the Minister of State had said back in January.Over the past two years, Venezuela has been experiencing worsening economic turmoil following the decline of oil prices on the world market. The country is in its fourth consecutive year of recession.Reports coming out of the Spanish-speak state reveal that there is massive food shortage and limited access to basic healthcare and basic amenities such as electricity in certain parts. Additionally, there continues to be rampant outbursts of looting and violence across some of the most affected cities in the neighbouring country.last_img read more

Diamond resident dies after crashing into parked truck

first_imgA speeding East Bank Demerara (EBD) man died late Tuesday night after the car he was driving crashed into a parked truck on the Yarrowkabra Public Road, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Dead is 24-year-old Ryan Wilson of Lot 982-11th Avenue, Great Diamond, EBD.According to reports, the accident occurred at about 23:00h. Reports are Wilson was driving motorcar PWW 1114 and was proceeding east along the highway, allegedly at a fast rate of speed, when his vehicle collided with the right-side front of motor lorry GPP 2777 with trailer TTT 1610, which was stationary along the eastern side of the road, facing north. At the time, a bulldozer was loaded onto theDead: Ryan Wilsontrailer of the lorry.Wilson was taken out of his mangled vehicle by the owners of the lorry, and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at the medical facility. His body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination, which is expected to be conducted on Friday.Guyana Times understands that Wilson was heading to his family’s sawmill business at Long Creek on the highway when the accident occurred. His father, Nazir Mohamed, told this publication that the young man had left home shortly after 20:00h, and went to the barber before leaving for the family business.The man related that they learnt of the accident sometime after 23:00h, when one of the “truck boys” called a friend, who then informed the family.“When the boy called, he only say that the car get accident, and didn’t say anything else,” the man recalled. He said they then went, and confirmed their worst fears.Meanwhile, the lorry’s 40-year-old driver of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, who was reportedly standing outside of the vehicle at the time of the accident, is in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Press Pass – Sunday, January 11

first_imgSteve Bunce is joined in the studio by Mike Calvin and Dave Kidd to discuss all of the latest sporting action.The guys review all of the Premier League action, including Southampton’s first win at Old Trafford in 27 years, and took a look back at some of the week’s major talking points.last_img

CAF Cup Quarters dream alive, roars Gor’s Kerr

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr is hoisted high by fans.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr remains optimistic that despite back-to-back draws in their opening two CAF Confederation Cup Group D matches, the dream of making it into the quarter final remains alive.With Tanzania’s Young Africans playing to a 0-0 draw with Rayon Sport in the other group fixture on Wednesday, Gor retained their hold on second spot and Kerr now wants to see his side bag wins in the remaining four group matches. “To be honest the group is massively open. It is achievable; we can win in this group. We have to think about it, if not maybe runners up, but we have to believe that we can win it,” Kerr said after Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw with Algerian side USM Alger at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.The Gor Mahia team that started against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIf they can manage to pick home wins against both Yanga and Rayon, Gor will hand themselves a massive chance of going into the quarter finals and Kerr who firmly believes they have the quality to do so has urged his players to work harder.In both their opening games, Gor have created numerous scoring opportunities and failed to score, an area that Kerr wants his charges to improve on as a matter of urgency.“It’s a million dollar question. I see it every day in training what we can do in front of goal. I just don’t think we have the luck. Maybe someone put a curse on us. I am hoping it’s gonna happen soon and we need to keep working on it,” the coach further added.-Praise on charges-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr salutes his players. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe was full of praise for his charges on their performance against USM Alger especially after going down to 10 men with Joash Onyango sent to the showers for a second bookable offense 10 minutes after the restart.“Once we were down to 10 men the pressure was on us to defend. I think my players were superb; Ephraim (Guikan) came to the party and worked his legs off, Jack (Tuyisenge) had to play a deeper role in midfield and he did it superbly well. We had the chances to score even with one man down but I think we leave happy with the point,” the coach further commented.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures on the touchline during the CAF Confederation Cup match against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe lauded his players for ‘running through brick walls’ for him and the supporters, putting in a shift of hard work against a tough opponent in very difficult playing conditions.“We would have loved to win at home but we played against a very difficult opponent. The pitch was bad but we played football on it. We played one-two passes and it was great to watch these players,” the tactician further added.With the next CAF Confederation Cup fixture almost two months away against Tanzania’s Yanga at home, Kerr will now switch his focus to the defense of their Kenyan Premier League crown and they get right into it on Sunday when they tackle Sofapaka in Machakos.“We have really faced a challenging period playing nine games in 29 days which is very crazy. But we have to ensure every one is fresh by tinkering with the squad one or two times. Some may not like it but we don’t have quite a choice,” the tactician further noted.With three matches at hand, Gor still enjoy a healthy six-point lead at the top of the standings.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE SENIORS FACE BURT IN CHALLENGE MATCH THIS THURSDAY NIGHT

first_imgMoville GAA News:LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 3, 17, 18, 19. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Liam O’Kane. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,600. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.SENIOR/RESERVE TRAININGSenior men’s team will play a challenge game at home against Burt on Thursday night. Players asked to be at pitch 7pm. Training will also be on at 11.20am on Saturday.Senior ladies training takes place every Sunday morning at 11am. All ladies over 16 welcome to train. UNDERAGE TRAININGWell done to last Saturdays players of the week, U8 was Clara Boyle and Finn Doherty. U10 boys was Josh McDermott& U10 girls was Maria Lynch. Underage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11:20am. U12 boys (players born 2003/04) training takes place on Monday evenings from 7 – 8pm. All new children welcome. It’s vital that all players are registered for the 2015 season before training.MEMBERSHIPClub membership is now due for anyone who wishes to sign up: Juveniles €5, student €10, adult €20, family (up to 18 years) €30 and family with lotto for a year €100. County Board levies must be paid before end of January so important that all memberships are paid before that time.GARDA VETTING Anyone willing to coach at end level within the club needs to complete a New Garda Veeting Form regardless if they have already completed one last year. There are new procedures and stringent guidelines as to how to complete the form. Forms and guidelines will be posted to the Clubs website or alternatively you can get one form Margaret Mulhall on Saturday mornings. This is a MUST for all coaches or anyone helping managers to take a team.CONGRADUALTIONSCongratulations to Donegal Ladies who recorded a 1-11 to 1-10 win over Armagh in the national league. Well done to Niamh and Ciara Hegarty who represented the club.The club would like to wish the best of luck to 5 girls on the Donegal under 14 team who play Derry in Owenbeg on Saturday. Throw in 1pm come along and show your support. GAA NEWS: MOVILLE SENIORS FACE BURT IN CHALLENGE MATCH THIS THURSDAY NIGHT was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Derek Carr flashes MVP form behind elite o-line play

first_imgI honestly never thought we’d see him again.But there he was in the Raiders’ 2019 season opener Monday night, in all of his splendor, with all of his swagger.It was 2016 Derek Carr. And boy was he fun to watch.The Raiders’ quarterback looked every bit like his 2016 vintage —his almost-won-MVP self — in the Raiders’ 24-16 win over the Broncos at the Coliseum. Carr completed 22 of 26 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown, and all-in-all looked in complete control at the line of …last_img read more

Mali to face Bafana in Afcon quarters

first_imgIn Port Elizabeth, Ghana made sure little pressure built on their quest for a quarterfinal spot by taking the lead after only six minutes and doubling their advantage only 17 minutes later. Mali didn’t panic and drew level just over 10 minutes later through Mamadou Samassa after the Congolese, under pressure, conceded possession inside their box. Adama Tamboura, attacking down the left, robbed a defender and then picked out Samassa, who was left unattended mere metres from goal. He finished with his right foot to make it 1-1. Christian Atsu and Gyan then combined beautifully down the left-hand flank to once again open up the Menas defence, resulting in a close range shot for Atsu, who finished with composure with his left foot to make it Ghana 2, Niger 0. That means a quarterfinal showdown with Bafana Bafana for Mali’s Eagles in Durban on 2 February, while Ghana’s Black Stars will take on Cape Verde in Port Elizabeth on the same day. DRC vs MaliIn Durban, midfielder Mohamed Sissoko was caught out in the very first minute of the game when Yves Diba burst past him into the box. Reacting too late, Sissoko caught Diba with a boot, sending the striker to the ground. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Dieumerci Mbokani was given the responsibility of taking the penalty kick and responded with a well-placed shot, high to the goalkeeper’s left to put the Leopards ahead. Looking ahead, he said: “Our next match is against South Africa. That will be another tough game for us but I believe that pressure will be on them on Saturday. This stadium [Moses Mabhida] will be full with all the supporters of South Africa, but we will do our best.” “I think we played very well, this was a good game. We have our next game against Bafana Bafana. I’m hoping we can continue playing well in this tournament. We have played against Bafana before. They are a host country. They are big here in Durban. We are going to play them in their own ground. That won’t be easy.” Apart from Keita, Modibo Maiaga shone out wide for Mali, while goal scorer Samassa did good work up front. Tamboura was good down the flank and Molla Wague led the defence effectively. The Eagles, with Keita pulling the strings, dictated the pace of play, although the Leopards managed to match them in the possession stakes. Eagles’ coach Patrice Carteron praised the Leopards after the contest, saying: “We are happy to have qualified for the quarterfinals. We played a difficult game against a difficult team. They have a good team and a good coach.” Group standings Hope for MaliMali captain Seydou Keita led from the front and was the Eagles’ best player on the day. He said the victory would mean a lot to the Malian people. “This means a lot for Mali. This qualification will give hope to Mali people, you all know what is happening in our country. I’m very happy. Captain’s goalThe first goal came when captain Asamoah Gyan finished off a counter-attack down the right flank by blasting past Kassaly Daouda from the right corner of the six-yard box, leaving the goalkeeper with little chance of stopping his low shot. Gyan starred for Ghana, having a hand in all three goals, while Boye and Isaac Vorsah were solid at the back. Niger struggled to make an impression on the Ghanaians, although Moussa Maazou fought manfully to test the Black Stars with little support. Cheick Diabate found the outside of the same goal post in the 82nd minute after he had beaten Kidiaba, only to be challenged by two Congolese defenders. Keita also broke through shortly before the final whistle, forcing Kidiaba into a save with his feet.center_img Niger had the ball in the Ghana net in the ninth minute, but the referee ruled goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda had been fouled and the Black Stars retained their lead. After Monday’s game, Ghanaian coach Kwesi Appiah declared himself happy with his team’s performance against Niger, saying they had lifted themselves for the challenge. “Niger was a good team. They defended well. My players stepped up their performance and that resulted in Niger not coming out as they are used to.” Three goals to the goodThe Black Stars’ third came early in the second half after Daouda could only parry a downward header from Gyan. Defender John Boye was on hand to pounce on the loose ball and tap it into the Nigerien net to put his side three goals to the good. 29 January 2013 Ghana topped the group standings with seven points from their three games, Mali earned four points, the DRC three after three draws and Niger a single point. Deserved to advanceMali conceded a penalty in the first minute of their showdown with the DRC and found themselves behind almost before any players could break a sweat, but truth be told they had the better of the game and deserved to advance. Two quarterfinal match-ups were decided in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Durban and Port Elizabeth on Monday, with Ghana and Mali progressing from Group B to the knockout stages of the tournament. Second halfIn the second half, Samassa tested DRC goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box in the second half, which Kidiaba fumbled, but the ball rolled wide of his left hand post and out for a corner. Still, he warned: “We are half way through and can do much better.” Ghana made it look easy with a 3-0 victory over Niger at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, but Mali were made to work hard for a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, the draw being enough to see them through in second place in the group. Yves Ilunga was the DRC’s best player and worked hard to get forward. Youssouf Mulumba gave as good as he got in the midfield and defenders Mpeko Issama and Kiritsho Kasusula combined well to hold the Eagles at bay. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Coalition pushing to lift metals tariffs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy and led by the National Pork Producers Council called for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so that America can take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).The Trump administration on June 1, 2018, imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products. In a letter sent Wednesday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, business and agricultural organizations urged the administration to lift the metals tariffs so that Canada and Mexico will rescind their duties on U.S. goods. Resolution of the metals tariff dispute will allow the groups to turn their undivided attention to generating congressional support for the USMCA, negotiations on which were concluded last fall.Farmers and food companies have been particularly hard hit by the Canadian and Mexican retaliation. Mexico’s 20% punitive tariff on U.S. pork, for example, has inflicted severe financial harm on America’s pork producers. According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, the Mexican tariff is costing producers $12 per animal, meaning industry wide losses of $1.5 billion annually.last_img read more