Windwards beat Barbados in Under-19 champs

first_imgSt ELIZABETH (CMC):Middle-order batsman Emmanuel Stewart scored a patient 43 to pull Windward Islands out of a slump on their way to a five-wicket win over Barbados in their fifth-round game of the Regional Under-19 Championship at St Elizabeth Technical High School yesterday.Stewart picked up four boundaries in a 78-ball stay at the crease to help the Windwards recover from a shaky position and seal a win following their narrow defeat against Leeward Islands on Monday.An impressive three-wicket haul by Windwards bowler Ryan John spearheaded a destructive attack in which three other bowlers picked up two wickets each to bowl out their opponents for 138 in 45 overs.early setbackChasing 139 for victory after Barbados won the toss and decided to bat, Windwards suffered an early setback, losing their first wicket in the first ball of the innings when Kyle Cabey lost his stumps to Keon Harding, who topped the bowling with two for 34.Windwards slipped further into dangerous territory after losing Gidron Pope for 27 and Josiah Hilton for three within the space of eight balls before Stewart arrived to stabilise the innings.Scores: Barbados 138 all out off 45 overs (Nicholas Kirton 26, Leniko Boucher 24; Ryan John 3-14, Othneil Lewis 2-19, Gidron Pole 2-46, Kyle Cabey 2-20).Windward Islands 139 for five off 36 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 43, Gidron Pope 27, Johnel Eugene 22 not out; Keon Harding 2-34).AT JAMALCO: Trinidad and Tobago beat Canada by 138 runs.Scores: Trinidad and Tobago 283 for nine off 45 overs (Cephas Cooper 67, Amir Jangoo 64, Anderson Phillip 44 not out, Bryan Boodram 31; Abdul Hadeeb 2-58, Shlok Patel 2-32, Harsh Thaker 2-32, Kurt Ramdath 2-66).Canada 145 all out off 43.3 overs (Abraash Khan 24; Anderson Phillip 3-29, Clevon Kalawan 2-32).last_img read more

GWI warns against “fraudulent on site” payments

first_imgThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is advising customers to be on the lookout for persons fraudulently carrying out duties on behalf of the company.According to reports, there are a number of persons who are being hoodwinked into handing over payments in order to prevent disconnection.The company said it wishes to notify the public that even as their disconnection campaign intensifies, in no way are they collecting payment on site to prevent such.The company said it received information that on Thursday last, reports of fraudulent activities occurred on East Bank Demerara (EBD) between the hours of 11:30 and 14:00.A resident of Public Road, Craig, EBD, called GWI to report that he paid two men from the company $6500 who visited his residence to disconnect his water supply.GWI became aware of this when the resident called to query if this payment would be updated in their system.The resident described the two men as short, dark-skinned and of African descent, attired in T-Shirts displaying GWI’s logo. He noted too that they drove a white Spacio, bearing registration number PTT 6867, and even recalled that the same individuals had reconnected his water supply in 2014.Other residence from the same area made similar reports of men matching the same description, requesting money to prevent disconnection of their water.The matter was reported to the Grove Police Station and an investigation has been launched.GWI has since advised that customers be alert of the present issue and be informed that no monies should be paid to GWI officials on the ground.All monies are to be paid at GWI offices countrywide.last_img read more

Public advised to safeguard against water-borne illnesses

first_imgAnother springtide is expected on October 26 and is likely to affect some coastal and low-lying communities. This can pose a risk of water-borne diseases to persons who may come into contact with the water. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), has advised what measure residents, in these areas, can implement to avoid contracting water-borne diseases.CMO, Dr Shamdeo Persaud“One of the greatest risks with intermittent flooding like this is usually it pushes all those pests like rats, snakes and those sorts of creatures to higher ground and some of them invade homes… the issue of leptospirosis is still one that is of concern to public health so ensuring that you protect all water sources, all your drinking water supplies, food supplies are very critical,” he is quoted as saying by DPI.Dr Persaud also emphasised that persons must avoid coming into contact with floodwaters; however, if there is need to be in the water, persons must protect themselves at all times. “We usually advise that you wear long boots wherever possible… you wash correctly, and there are some small measures like applying Vaseline to the legs which help to reduce the penetration, if you have any wounds, treat and clean them and keep them covered”.Further, persons are being advised to adopt safety measures which will guarantee they have clean water for household purposes. Water treatment such as boiling and adding bleach are reliable measures recommended the Health Ministry. Also, water containers must be covered at all times.The CMO noted that Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has been doing their part to ensure that their supply of water to residents is not compromised.There are other ways to prevent water contamination. One such method is through proper waste and garbage disposal, especially during this expected springtide period. Persons can ensure that garbage is secured in plastic bags and waterproof receptacles, like drums/barrels, with a thick covering until it can be disposed of later.Dr Persaud also advised that the most effective way to ensure that you are protected from water-borne diseases is by ensuring everyone in your household is vaccinated. “For adults, we strongly recommend that they get a Hepatitis B vaccine along with MMR [Measles Mumps Rubella], a Yellow Fever and the Diphtheria Tetanus. These are the four adults must ensure they are covered with to be protected”.In areas prone to be affected by projected springtides, the health centres are equipped with the necessary medicine and emergency supplies. Also, these health facilities may serve as relief facilities if there is a need.last_img read more

Teen charged for stabbing schoolmate

first_imgA 17-year-old lad of the Mercy Wings Vocational and Day Care Centre in Sophia, Georgetown stabbed his 15-year-old schoolmate to his abdomen with a Rambo knife during the course of a fight, and was on Friday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of attempted murder.The teen, of Barnwell, North Mocha, East Bank Demerara, has been remanded to prison on the charge, which stated that on January 22, 2018, in the compound of the Mercy Wings Vocational and Day Care Centre at Sophia, he stabbed the 15-year-old during the course of a fight.Reports indicate that the teens were involved in an argument over a stolen cell phone when the teen drew a knife and stabbed his schoolmate once to his right side abdomen.The victim was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) by a teacher of the school, and was admitted a patient in the intensive care unit, where he is still hospitalised.The case has been set for recall on February 14.last_img read more

Grande Prairie Armed Robbery

first_imgThe Grande Prairie RCMP is looking for three suspects, following an armed robbery, at a night club in that city, early yesterday morning.The masked trio struck, about three o’clock in the morning and left the club, with an undisclosed amount of cash. The police report does not specify, how the three were armed, but it does say one of the five night club employees they confronted, required hospital treatment, for a head wound.Although they’ve not been able to provide, any suspect descriptions, police are seeking witness input and they’re taking public information assistance calls, at the Grande Prairie Detachment and toll free crime stoppers numbers…780-830-5700 and 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Emery demands more as Arsenal eye perfect 10

first_imgBut other than a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham in their last outing before the international break, Arsenal have often got more than they deserved from their performances over the past two months.“I think the difficulty now is to not relax,” said Emery ahead of Monday’s visit of Leicester to the Emirates.“After winning six games in the Premier League, we need to continue to be demanding in each match and think about the next match as the most important.“If we are remembering the last match at the Emirates (against Watford), we won but not playing like we want, with the control against the opposition.”Watford are also the only side Arsenal have beaten in the top half of the table so far, having lost their opening two games to Manchester City and Chelsea.And Emery believes City, Chelsea and Liverpool, who share the Premier League lead on 20 points from eight matches, remain the benchmark.“The first two matches we lost against Manchester City and Chelsea. But after six matches winning in the Premier League, it hasn’t changed.“We need this calm because we (beat) a lot of opposition teams with very poor performances.“We need to stay with the best teams in the Premier League. To stay with them, we need to do better and get better at different things.”Emery is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be fit despite sitting out the second of Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying wins over South Sudan in the past week.But the Spaniard could be forced into changes by a demanding run of three games in six days.Arsenal travel to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday and then face Crystal Palace away on Sunday.“Every player, they need to feel they can play every match. (With) only three days difference between one match and another, you can’t do that,” added Emery.“I prefer to play Saturday or Sunday. It (playing on Monday) has the advantage for more time to prepare the match – that’s one positive.“After, we are going to play Thursday, we are going to play Sunday also, two matches very quickly after Leicester. For me it’s not an excuse because we are preparing for Monday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery still wants more from his side despite a run of nine straight wins © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called for calm and insisted the Gunners still have plenty to improve on despite a nine-game winning run in all competitions.Six of those wins have come in the Premier League as Arsenal have closed to within two points of top spot in the Premier League.last_img read more

Arteta sets high standards for Arsenal after frustrating bow at Bournemouth

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again rode to his side’s rescue to level, but the Gunners could not make the most of their dominance of the ball after the break against a Bournemouth side that had lost six of their last seven games.A point leaves Arsenal still down in 11th and with one win in their last 14 games in all competitions under three different managers.“There are no negotiables at this club, there are standards that have to be done at this club and they held them today,” said Arteta.“In terms of attitude, desire and commitment it was better than I expected.“I am still learning about the players, about the priorities to make them more secure when they jump on to the pitch.“My only aim now is to find solutions; to attack better, defend better.”Animated Arteta: Mikel Arteta was an energetic presence on the touchline in his first match in charge of Arsenal © AFP / Glyn KIRKArteta recalled the experienced trio of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from the side that drew 0-0 at Everton as he watched on from the stands on Saturday.Ozil has faced a barrage of criticism this season due to his limited impact on the field, whilst Arsenal distanced themselves from his comments support for the Muslim minority Uighurs in Xinjiang amid a backlash from China.The German looked more like his old self in the opening quarter as the visitors dominated possession with Ozil pulling the strings.Twice he freed Lacazette inside the area, but the French international striker could not get a clean strike on goal.“I think he played really well,” added Arteta of Ozil’s impact. “He worked and could have been the difference, we could have scored three or four goals from his balls through.”Arsenal’s clean sheet at Goodison Park at the weekend was their first on the road in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and their defensive deficiencies soon reappeared.Gosling robbed the ball midway inside the Arsenal half and continued his run forward into the box to meet Jack Stacey’s low cross.Bernd Leno then prevented his side falling 2-0 behind before half-time with a smart save at his near post from Josh King.Arteta made an impact with his half-time team talk as Arsenal dominated in the second half but once again needed Aubameyang to dig them out of the trouble.The Arsenal captain scored his 14th goal of the season as he swept home a loose ball inside the Bournemouth box.Lacazette then had a glorious chance to give Arteta the perfect start when he raced clear on goal, but Bournemouth captain Steve Cook recovered just in time with a sliding challenge to divert the striker’s shot behind for a corner.At the other end, Callum Wilson thought he had given Bournemouth just their second ever victory over Arsenal when he tapped into an unguarded net after Leno parried Harry Wilson’s shot.However, the offside flag came to Arsenal’s rescue and a VAR review confirmed the England striker had strayed marginally beyond the last line of defence.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal was not enough to win Arsenal’s first match under Mikel Arteta at Bournemouth © AFP / Glyn KIRKBournemouth, United Kingdom, Dec 26 – Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to match his high standards after the Spaniard’s first game in charge ended in a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Thursday.After a bright start from the visitors, the ills of Arsenal’s season that have seen Arteta handed his first senior managerial role were obvious when Dan Gosling put Bournemouth in front on the half hour mark.last_img read more

Producers’ latest salvo to writers: $130 million

first_imgNegotiators from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers released two documents with details of the contract offer they made Thursday to the Writers Guild of America, including $130 million in additional writer compensation, payment for Internet residuals and increased contributions to writer pensions and health plans. The WGA did not immediately return calls for comment, but said Thursday that some of the proposals amounted to roll backs. A WGA proposal would cost the producers $151 million. Talks are slated to resume Tuesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Animal-control officer shot

first_imgPerkins described the shooter as possibly Latino, with dark pants and a striped shirt. “At the moment, I can’t say for sure on anything” why he did it, Perkins said. “Part of my concern is, the guy is still out there. I worry about the other employees. I feel for my co-workers – they’re now literally in the line of fire.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A Los Angeles animal-control officer was recovering Monday after being shot in a vehicle at work last weekend. Officer Basil Perkins of the East Valley Animal Shelter was at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center with a bullet lodged in his chest. “I’m hanging in there,” said Perkins, 53, from his hospital bed in Mission Hills. “I got pain still. I don’t have free movement of my arm or anything. The doctors say I’ll come around over time.” Perkins was shot around 2:40 a.m. Saturday as he sat in a vehicle in the secure parking lot behind the Van Nuys shelter, said Ed Boks, general manager of the Department of Animal Services. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champHe is the first animal-control officer shot in the department’s history, Boks said. “It’s a suspected carjacking,” he said. “We have concern for the safety of the officers. The incident is being investigated from every angle, including the security of the premises.” Los Angeles police, including Van Nuys detectives, said they had no immediate record of the shooting. Perkins, a 19-year animal-services veteran, said he was napping in his department truck after his shift ended to prepare for a long drive home. He said a man woke him up by tapping on the window and babbling something in “gibberish.” When Perkins tried to drive away, the man shot him in the shoulder with what appeared to be a .22-caliber pistol. He then shot out the driver’s window before Perkins could flee the lot. last_img read more

Kids volunteer for long rides to school

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It’s good to have the choice to go to a school you want. At this school I don’t have to worry about fighting and gang-banging. I can walk around the school and hang with my friends without worrying about someone saying, ‘Where are you from?”‘ said Gamble, 15, an aspiring forensic scientist. The district’s student-integration program enables Gamble to attend Taft rather than Locke, his neighborhood school, which has struggled with violence and low test scores. Integration busing now is entirely voluntary, unlike the program enacted in 1978 after a court ordered the LAUSD to take “reasonable and feasible” steps to provide an equal education to students in all parts of the district. The mandatory busing sparked protests, boycotts and “white flight” – a widespread exodus of the white middle class to the suburbs. The school district experienced a plunge in enrollment of nearly 100,000 students as parents with the means moved to the suburbs or sent their kids to private schools. By the time the courts accepted a voluntary-busing program in 1981, the LAUSD had to shutter about 20 schools because of the enrollment drop – most of them in the Valley. Freshman Erron Gamble wakes up at 5 a.m. each weekday so he can make the two-hour school-bus ride to Taft High School in Woodland Hills, where he hopes he can get a better education than in South L.A. Dwight Flowers, 17, also awakens before dawn so he can make a similar trip because his neighborhood school, Manual Arts High, is too crowded to accept him. Nearly 25 years after the failure of an effort to racially integrate campuses through court-required crosstown busing, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s transportation program has evolved in part to provide students a choice in their education. About 6,500 students are now bused daily into the Valley from other parts of Los Angeles – most of them from overcrowded schools, but some because they see it as a chance at a better life. “Even 25 years later, it’s hard. There’s no way to convey what it felt like. You just have to think of it as probably one of the most destructive things ever ordered in a school district,” said Roberta Weintraub, who served as school board president during court-mandated busing. Weintraub said the effects of the failed busing program are still being felt. “It was just a very terrible time, and it set back education reform and curriculum development for many years to come. And it stopped support for the district and school construction, (so) only in recent years they’ve been able to get a school construction bond through that should have been done years ago.” But one good thing that came out of busing, Weintraub said, is the rise of magnet schools, which offer special programs to draw students from outside the traditional enrollment area. In the early 1970s, magnet schools were a novelty – just a handful, compared with today’s 162 that enroll nearly 55,000 students, officials said. A former Valley congresswoman, Bobbi Fiedler, noted that she and others launched their political careers with the creation of Bustop, an anti-forced-busing campaign that started in the San Fernando Valley. “It was probably the most significant individual event that affected the entire city of Los Angeles in modern time,” Fiedler said. “The outcome was that many families in the San Fernando Valley became (more) involved in the political process than they might have otherwise been – and it hasn’t stopped.” School board member Julie Korenstein, who represents parts of the Valley, noted that one goal of the district’s $14 billion school construction program is to get all students off buses by 2012. “There will be a drop in enrollment in the San Fernando Valley when the students who are attending the Valley schools from overcrowded areas have schools open in their neighborhoods,” she said. Gayle Nadler recalls being bused to a predominantly Latino school in South Los Angeles when she was a fourth-grader – an experience she recalls as “life-changing.” The teacher spoke to the children in English and Spanish, but no effort was made to bridge the cultural or language gaps. So when time came to make friends, the other children didn’t understand her, and she didn’t understand them. That experience became the impetus for the dual-language public charter school she and her mother, Toby Bornstein, founded in Canoga Park. “It was the experience I had when I was bused in the 1970s and how much I loved the fact that I was going to a school with so many new and different people and the struggle I had to just make friends,” Nadler said. “I can’t tell you how connected I am to the vision of this school. It’s personal. It’s grown from the memories of a 9-year-old to a school created by parents and teachers who embrace the vision of multiculturalism.” Students today are torn about what they would do if overcrowding didn’t force them to ride across town to go to school. Some feel they would prefer to attend a more racially mixed school, while others say the bus ride takes a toll on them, and that they’d prefer to stay in their communities. Flowers, a junior at Taft, welcomes the opportunity to avoid what he calls “bad influences” near his neighborhood school and to take advantage of caring teachers and many activities. But Diamond Morris, another junior at Taft, said the bus ride isn’t worth it, although she likes the school. She said time now spent on the bus could be more time to study. “It is a really good school academically, but it would be much better if I went to my local school,” said Morris, who lives in South Los Angeles. “Not only would I not have to get up so early, but during that time I’d be on the bus, you can be accomplishing way more things than worrying about getting to school.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more