Ambusley has high praises for MBU’s ‘Black Jesus’

first_imgMontego Bay United FC winning captain Dwayne Ambusley said he strongly believed that the team’s ‘Black Jesus’ would be the saviour in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final a week ago.The man Ambusley referred to as ‘Jesus’, Dino Williams, came off the bench in the 69th minute, and with the game tied at 1-1, scored the winning goal at the 80th minute against Portmore United at the Montego Bay Complex in Catherine Hall.”I refer to him (Williams) as Jesus because he has been our saviour. He always saves us,” Ambusley told The Gleaner at the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ)/RSPL presentation ceremony at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Thursday evening.Williams was in doubt for the final due to a leg injury. And, with the competition’s top marksman, Owayne Gordon, leaving on loan to the United States days leading up to the final, a saviour was needed.”He was touch and go for the final,” Ambusley disclosed. “I was the one who requested the change as I wanted him into the game from early,” the captain stated.After the game, Ambusley naturally was happy.IMMENSE JOY”The joy is like none other, better than the first time we won two years ago,” Ambusley pointed out. “We had not beaten Portmore in three previous games, so this one is sweeter.”Ambusley also said that the team was not distracted by the off-the-field issues raised by his chairman, Orville Powell, concerning the playing of the game.”The team was always focused on the game. We were not concerned about other things,” reasoned the 35-year-old midfielder, who joined Montego Bay United, then Seba United, some six years ago from Montpelier FC.”I’ve always dreamt of playing in the Premier League locally, so I went to Seba. And now, we have won two national titles to add to the other two won at Seba,” he said.Ambusley was a member of the Rusea’s High School team that won the Ben Francis knockout trophy in 1996.- M. S.last_img read more

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NBA fines Rockets’ Green $25K, Celtics’ Morris $15K

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gennady Golovkin thinks Canelo, De La Hoya are doping cheats Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (5) is pushed by out of bounds by Houston Rockets forward Gerald Green (14) after Dieng had caused Houston’s Chris Paul (3) to fall during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. Green was ejected. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 129-120. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Gerald Green of the Houston Rockets $25,000 for shoving an opponent and Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics $15,000 for verbally abusing an official.The punishments were announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president for basketball operations.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Green’s fine stems from a scuffle involving him, teammate Chris Paul and Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng in the Rockets’ 129-120 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday night in Minneapolis. Green was ejected in the fourth quarter for coming to Paul’s defense after Dieng pushed him down after a foul.Morris’ verbal abuse toward the official occurred at the end of the Celtics’ 108-89 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday night in New Orleans. Morris had a technical foul during the game, which turned into a blowout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more

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Tanduay Athletics’ spirits rise with MPBL

first_imgLATEST STORIES The league put up by Sen. Manny Pacquiao began with just 10 teams, drawing crowds that couldn’t even fill half the 16,000-seating capacity of Smart Araneta Coliseum.Four months later, the league has welcomed six more teams—Manila, Makati, Pasig, San Juan, Laguna and Rizal—with some more expressing interest to join in the MPBL’s expansion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Each venue is jampacked, none bigger when Batangas and Muntinlupa collided in their championship series, when fans filled up the coliseums more than three hours before tip-off.“We’re happy with the response of Filipino basketball fans,” said league commissioner and PBA great Kenneth Duremdes, a personal choice of Pacquiao to run the league. “We expected the people to come and more teams to join, but not this quick,” added Duremdes, who gets help from former fellow pro Zaldy Realubit, who is head of operations, assistant commissioner Satar Macantal and another ex-pro Emmer Oreta, the league coordinator.Batangas coach Mac Tan turned a hastily assembled team into a championship contender in a span of a few weeks as the Athletics jelled quickly after a disappointing preseason campaign.“It’s a special run,” said Tan, who, just like Duremdes, was given his first major job.There was plenty of uncertainty ahead of the season, but Tan said he was blessed with players who have unquestionable work ethics“I want to keep the team intact,” Tan added, as they prepare for the next conference set to open on June 12.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jorge, Constantino wrest control In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names To some extent, Batangas City-Tanduay’s run to the first Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) crown runs parallel to the league’s phenomenal rise in less than four months.The Athletics wrested the 2018 MPBL Anta Rajah Cup crown on Thursday at the expense of Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort, capping a spectacular campaign that saw them lose just two of their 15 games.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

first_imgJuventus defender Mattia De Sciglio (2) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal in penalties during the MLS All-Star soccer match against the MLS All-Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans.It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine.ADVERTISEMENT In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus.The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-Star game after the match ended in a 1-1 draw Wednesday night, a bit of a letdown for a crowd of 72,317.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’At least the A-T-L got to see its hometown favorite do what he does best.On pace for a record-shattering season, Martinez fittingly scored the lone goal for the MLS stars. “I don’t ever think about it. That just adds pressure,” Martinez said of his chance to become the league’s most prolific scorer. “I leave that in God’s hands.It was a thrill to score against Juventus, even though it was just an exhibition.Before coming to Atlanta, the Venezuelan played in Serie A with Torino, Juventus’ city rival.“I scored against them with Torino,” Martinez said with a smile, “but I was offside.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel very happy,” Martinez said through a translator. “It was a very important game, a very important moment.”Juventus scored on all five of its penalties, winning when Mattia De Sciglio drilled one into the upper left corner past Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The MLS scored on its first three penalties, but Bradley Wright-Phillips of New York Red Bulls left the door open in the fourth round when he yanked his attempt off the left post.It was the second straight year that the All-Star Game ended in a 1-1 draw and was decided by penalties. In 2017, Real Madrid prevailed over the MLS squad 4-2 at Chicago’s Soldier Field“It was really a wonderful game,” Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said. “It was good preparation.”Indeed, this was nothing more than a warmup for the Italian powerhouse, which begins its pursuit of an eighth straight Serie A title in less than three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In the midst of a four-game American tour, Juventus brought along a number of younger players who have yet to claim a spot with the senior team — including 17-year-old Nicolo Fagioli, who scored on the first penalty kick.Notably left behind was Juventus’ prized acquisition of the offseason — five-time FIFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. The 33-year-old remained in Europe to rest and train after Portugal’s elimination from the World Cup and his pricey transfer from Real Madrid.The MLS team faced its own challenges. There were only a couple of days to blend together an all-star squad from the 23-team league — a group that didn’t include LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 36-year-old Swede, who played with Juventus from 2004-06 and ranks second in MLS with 15 goals. skipped the exhibition match, saying he needed the rest after playing three league matches in a nine-day span that included his first MLS hat trick.“Taking into account that we only had two days together, I think everyone did an excellent job,” said Atlanta United coach Tata Martino, who guided the MLS team.This game was a showcase for Atlanta United and $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium , where record crowds have flocked since the club joined MLS in 2017. The team is averaging nearly 52,000 per game this season and already has drawn five largest single-game league crowds in MLS history — each more than 70,000.Add another attendance mark to the ever-growing list. It was the largest turnout in the history of the MLS All-Star Game, surpassing the crowd of 70,728 for the 2010 match in Houston.Juventus jumped ahead in the 21st minute. Giving the Italians far too much room to develop the play, the MLS back line allowed Matheus Pereira to go unchallenged as he curled a left-footed pass in front of the goal. Andrea Favilli flicked it past Atlanta keeper Brad Guzan with a nifty header.The lead didn’t last long. Five minutes later, Martinez sent the Atlanta fans into a frenzy with a goal of pure persistence.Minnesota’s Francisco Calvo got off a blistering shot in front of the net, which was brilliantly swatted away by keeper Wojciech Szczesny with a leaping save. The rebound ricocheted to the side of the net, where Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti attempted to head it in from a tough angle. The ball bounced along the line, all the way to the other side of the net, where Martinez got a head on it — just enough to slide it into the net while Juventus defender Alex Sandro flailed at it helplessly with his feet while sprawled on his back.With 24 goals in just 23 league games, Martinez is on pace to easily eclipse the MLS scoring record of 27 goals and has essentially been conceded the Golden Boot with a third of the season remaining. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Bigger than basketball: Balkman’s foundation extends help to orphanslast_img read more

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‘Be Good Ambassadors of Ebola Eradication in Bassa’

first_imgThe local Superintendent of Glakon Statutory District #2, in Grand Bassa County, Morris A. Siryon, is urging commissioners of the five townships and two administrative districts, the city mayor as well as well as elders and chiefs in the district to be ‘’good ambassadors of Ebola eradication in the district and the county in general.Superintendent Siryon gave the admonition last week during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his office in the district.Mr. Siryon named the townships as Hoegbahn, Marlio, Vambo, Goingbo and Tarr Wreh, and the administrative districts as Yeablo and Geegbahn, as well as the only city, St. John River City.He called on local leaders to be patriotic and nationalistic in the discharge of their respective duties and focus on the sensitization of their people about the danger and preventive measures advanced by the ministry of Health and our international partners to curtail the deadly Ebola virus that continues to affect thousands of our people in the county and the country in general.He noted with emphasis that even though his local leaders and chiefs have been applying all efforts to eradicate the spread of the disease, they should all redouble their efforts in order to completely kick out the virus from their district’.He urged them to continue making maximum use of the preventive measures and assorted items given by the county leadership and equally sharing them among the most needy towns and villages to stop the viral spread and to save lives.He cautioned leaders, elders, chiefs and citizens of his district not to doubt the existence of the disease and refuse to adhere to the measures that can prevent its spread among family members and others.‘’We must not overlook the decline of Ebola cases because no one knows about its rapid spread in our district,” he added.He admitted that since the outbreak of the disease in the county his district had  not been badly hit by the disease, except for Geegbahn Administrative District #2’B’, where few persons were said to have died from the disease.  But the outbreak had since ceased because,  according to him, the people there have been adhering to the preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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A Review of Dream Debo’s ‘Freedom’

first_imgThe movie ‘Freedom’, set during the civil war in Liberia, is a mixture of gory scenes and the quest for power over innocent civilians. It depicts a series of massacres that raises intrigues among the soldiers against the rebel leader General Akeen (Dream Debo).But while the action scenes are an eye-opener, the climax and resolution could have been worked out in a better way in order to broaden and increase suspense.And although the plot of the film differs somewhat from the actual scenario of the civil war, it does present an in-depth understanding of what truly happened during the crisis.Dream said the reason the film fluctuated, though slightly, is that the team didn’t want to fully catch up with the actual rebel leader.The film highlights what took place after rebels came with a supposedly good attention to overthrow the government for what they claimed were unfair distribution of resources, but ended up killing innocent people.General Akeen and company builds a ruthless empire in the twinkle of an eye and unifies forces loyal to him. However, a group of civilians, led by a church pastor, speak bluntly to the rebels about the ills being perpetrated by them. Armed only with courage and conviction, they demand freedom but are murdered in cold blood by the rebels.Suddenly the cruelty of General Akeen leads down a dark path as his principal deputy, Melvin G. Melvin, who plays the role of Brutus, conspired with a few other rebels and succeeds in overthrowing him.Along with a devoted female soldier, General Akeen manages to escape alive, and plans to return. However, the untold plot is in the making of the film set for Part Two. ‘Freedom’ puts on display an experience cast that features Karie Walker, Isaac Sunday Sieh, two of Liberia’s hottest comedians, and E. Owusu Dahnsaw. The trailer can be viewed on YouTube and has so far grabbed more than 300 views.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CJ rules President’s revocation of leases unlawful, void

first_imgRemoval from Seafield, Berbice farmlands…AG to pay out $900,000 in court costsActing Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, has ruled that President David Granger’s revocation of Seafield, West Coast Berbice (WCB) farmers’ leases for lands was unlawful. This comes two years after the affected farmers initially filed action in the court.The farmers: Phillip Johnson, Rupert Blackman and Rawle Miller along with their attorney, Anil NandlallThe applicants – Phillip Johnson, Rupert Blackman and Rawle Miller – had first moved to the High Court in 2015, challenging the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary/Agricultural Development Authority’s (MMA/ADA’s) cancellation of State Land Leases in Rear of Seafield, West Coast Berbice. Retired Chief Justice Ian Chang had quashed the cancellation of the leases in favour of the farmers in 2016 but they moved to the court once again in April 2016 after President David Granger cancelled the leases in March of that year.The acting Chief Justice handed down decisions in three constitutional challenges on Monday. Declaring the President’s revocation of these leases unconstitutional, the Judge awarded $300,000 in costs against the Attorney General in each of the cases filed by the farmers. According to Attorney for the plaintiffs, Anil Nandlall, acting Chief Justice George granted several reliefs which supported their Notice of Motion.The court agreed that under Article 142 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the President’s cancellation of the lease was “contrary to and in violation” of the article, further determining the Head of State’s decision was “unlawful, null, void and of no effect”. Additionally, it was determined that the cancellation of their leases was “compulsorily acquisition” of the Applicant’s leasehold interest without prompt payment or compensation.The plaintiffs also secured a conservatory order which prohibits the MMM-ADA, its officers or any other State official from entering upon, remaining, occupying or interfering with the Applicant’s quiet and peaceful possession, occupation and enjoyment of lease of State land for agriculture purpose as issued under the relevant laws.Johnson, Blackman and Miller had claimed that previous President Donald Ramotar granted them their leases in 2014. After the retired acting Chief Justice had ruled in their favour, they saw a notice in a newspaper which had stated: “Notice is hereby given that His Excellency, the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has cancelled all State land leases as described in the Schedules.”At that time, the three farmers observed that their leases were among those published in the two schedules. They were subsequently removed from their rice lands. The matter was before the former acting Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards who was earlier this year transferred to serve in the post of acting Chancellor of the Judiciary. As the matter was stalled, the farmers had complained about how much time had passed before a decision was handed down.One of the affected farmers, Rawle Miller, told Guyana Times in August that he and the other rice farmers were anticipating the court’s decision.“About a year now, [the Judge] hasn’t given [us] any decision and other farmers come after we and get their decision this month and we still awaiting,” the farmer had pointed out.Miller added then that financial loses had befallen him and his family as he was only able to plant two acres, as opposed to the four acres he had utilised when he had access to the MMA lands which had been repossessed.It was in August that six other West Coast Berbice (WCB) rice farmers had mounted a successful legal challenge against the revocation of their leases for lands at Seafield and Number 40 Village which are under MMA-ADA’s control. Acting Chief Justice George, in her ruling on that matter, observed that those farmers’ leases constituted property under Article 142 of the Constitution, and that the President’s revocation of those leases amounts to depriving the applicants of property without compensating them, as noted in Article 142 of the Constitution.last_img read more

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Govt to spend $484M to buy planes for GDF

first_img– assures air worthiness of 1970s aircraftWhile Government had readily admitted that the aircraft it is looking to procure through its supplemental paper are refurbished, what was not said was how long ago they were manufactured. But in the National Assembly on Friday, the Government revealed that the aircraft are over four decades old.Members of Parliament on Friday considering the supplemental financing for theGuyana Defence ForceMinister of State Joseph Harmon made this disclosure while the $484.2 million in supplemental financing for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was under consideration. He was asked by Opposition parliamentarian and former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee about the manufacturing date of the aircraft.“These are not new aircraft. They are aircraft that have been in service and are being purchased by the company that owns them. The two (Skyvans) and the two Islanders. The Skyvans were manufactured in 1977 and the Islanders in 1976. The Islanders were (used to transport) passengers and cargo, the Skyvans were for paratrooping.”Under further questioning from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Harmon assured that the planes were issued with air worthiness certificates from Brazilian and European Aviation officials. According to the Minister, they will be further examined before Guyana even uses them.Concerns were raised about whether the plane models were still being manufactured. Harmon noted that while they are no longer being manufactured, these models are still in use around the world and as such, sourcing spare parts will not be an issue.During a recent post-Cabinet press briefing, Harmon had announced that Government was looking to purchase two Skyvans. In addition, the State is also looking to acquire two Islander aircraft.When asked, Harmon had noted they would serve a variety of functions. According to the Minister, these range from the aircraft performing search and rescue operations to delivering items to border troops.It was revealed that the GDF had requested some $484.2 million for these aircraft when Government tabled supplementary estimates for Current and Capital Expenditures. Over $200 million from its 2018 capital programme was supposed to meet initial payments.Additional sums are expected to be used to close the deals. Their request came under the Agency head of Defence and Security Support. Authorities have been frank that Guyana’s aviation capacity is in need of a boost.Aviation sectorAt a press conference last year, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field, had lamented the deterioration of the Defence Force’s helicopters, noting that the situation has not been rectified for years.“An important element of search and rescue which is a helicopter in the event of a crash, I don’t know why the GDF equipment was allowed to deteriorate to the point where they do not have a serviceable helicopter for search and rescue, which is the Bell 412 helicopter,” he had said.In a letter to the media, one operator highlighted some of the deficiencies in the sector. Roraima Airways CEO, Captain Gerry Gouveia had zeroed in on problems such as the lack of effective search and rescue operations.In recommendations accompanying his criticisms, Gouveia had urged the authorities to boost Guyana’s national rescue capability by acquiring an appropriate/suitable helicopter to execute timely and safe extractions from the jungle if the need arose.It is understood that besides one Bell helicopter that was out of commission, the GDF air corps boasts a smaller Bell 206. It also has two Skyvan 8R-GRR models, a Cessna and a Harbin aircraft.last_img read more

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Patentia Secondary students protest over school conditions

first_img– PTA says environment insanitaryLess than one month into the new school term, students at the Patentia Secondary School staged a protest against the deplorable state of the school, pointing to the bat infested conditions which they have faced over the last several months.According to the concerned students and teachers, the West Bank Demerara school’s protest action, which was staged early Thursday morning, stemmed from the delay of the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Regional Democratic Council and the Education Ministry in addressing the many concerns raised by the school’s administration. Representatives from the Parent Teacher Association padlocked the gates and the students stood in unity to vent their frustrations.The overflowing garbage at the school“We need a proper environment,” stated one student.“The toilet don’t flush, it don’t work, it always dirty,” remarked another.Guyana Times was also informed that there were a myriad of other issues plaguing the institution; including stagnant water under the wooden section of the school, overflowing garbage and a lack of updated textbooks – these all hamper the delivery of education. According to reports, the Education Ministry was informed of the bat situation over a year ago and the roof was torn down, but due to excess heat, the bats returned. This newspaper was also told Grade Nine students were especially affected by the conditions and the stench.Additionally, work was done by the Education Ministry to remove termites, but this situation has not improved as the termites have returned.Students of the Patentia Secondary School protestingOne parent, who is familiar with the school, informed this publication that the bat waste has affected the students, many of whom have suffered from skin rashes and asthma like conditions which have prevented them from attending classes.Reports are that around 09:30h on Thursday morning, the Regional Education Officer instructed the school’s headmistress to have the padlocks removed and allow the students to sit in classes under a shift system.Guyana Times was later told that the protest would end once the Ministry addresses the mounting problems at the school.last_img read more

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MLA critical of recently announced OGC hydrologic study

first_imgOne B.C. MLA is criticizing an Oil and Gas Commission and Geoscience B.C. modelling project for not going far enough. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson says hydrologic monitoring is needed in the northeast, but the project will not address water use for hydraulic fracking in the oil and gas industry. Simpson says the OGC needs to begin looking beyond the simple monitoring project and look into further water issues, including the reason as to why huge amounts of water are used for fracking.- Advertisement – He has also spoken out about what he believes will be a lack of objectivity on the part of the OGC, since he says the Commission has already claimed billions of litres of water used by the industry is trivial. The current modelling project uses climate, topography and land cover information to give stream flow estimates for rivers and lakes over various times in a year.last_img read more

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