Mayor appeals for assistance to clear canals, parapets

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first_imgCorriverton Mayor Winston Roberts is appealing for assistance to clear the canals and parapets in the town and its surroundings.One of the clogged canals in the townSpeaking with Guyana Times, Roberts noted that they have not been receiving any assistance from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) despite numerous requests.A canal at Number 76 Housing Scheme is now home to several tall trees. “It needs urgent attention,” the Mayor says. The situation at the nearby scheme at Number 77 is no different.The Mayor stated that he has only been receiving promises from the NDIA.‘It has been months since we are appealing to the NDIA, but we have just been receiving promises,” he noted.According to him, during the recent rainy season, the municipality used a small excavator it has to do a small amount of work in the two schemes.Corriverton Mayor Winston Roberts“The sideline needs to be cleaned at least for the upcoming rainy season in December. The vegetation is very, very thick. It has reached a point where manual labour can no longer be used. There is need for a large excavator,” he noted.The Council is, however, only equipped with the small excavator.Meanwhile, Roberts further stated that workers for the Community Enhancement Programme have stopped carrying out work in the township of Corriverton.“Earlier this year, they would be cleaning the parapets, but for the longest while, we have not seen them. We would like to know the reason for them not coming to Corriverton,” the Mayor said.“Having them around, we were able to get a clean town on a regular basis.” According to Roberts, Municipal workers worked with the Community Enhancement Programme workers. However, there was no collaboration with the municipality.“They would normally appear in the Town and slash the parapets.“But we are not seeing them here anymore.”He noted that the Programme did not employ persons from Corriverton, which is a “strange” occurrence.“A car would just bring the workers and do it – start working at about 6:00 in the morning. They used to do a good job, but now they are not coming anymore,” he reemphasised.last_img read more

Curry, Warriors featured in new documentary series ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

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first_imgShowtime has released a trailer for its compelling new documentary series, “Shut Up and Dribble,” which apparently includes several segments featuring the Golden State Warriors.The film, executive produced by LeBron James and longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter, examines how pro basketball players, over time, have taken control of their own brands and have helped to bring about social change while using their platforms for a broader purpose.The trailer leads off with …last_img read more

Finals teams determined

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first_imgThe Sydney Mets and the SQBD Sharks have made it through to the Grand Final of the Mixed Open’s at the 2009 National Touch League in Port Macquarie.The Mets beat the Hunter Western Hornets 12-4 in the first semi final, while the SQBD Sharks beat the Sydney Rebels  in extra time in the second semi final, the final score being 9-8. In the Women’s Open division, Sydney Mets will be looking to win back to back titles after beating Barbarians 10-3 in the first semi final. Mets were up 2-1 at half time, but hit another level in the second half. In the other semi, SQBD Sharks beat Rustlers 4-3 in extra time. The Sharks and Mets haven’t played each other in the past 2 NTL’s, which will make for an exciting final.In the Men’s Open division, there was a battle of the Sydney teams with the Mets and the Scorpions toughing it out on field one. The battle went down to the final minute, with Scorpions causing an upset by beating the Mets 8-7.On field two in the second semi final were the Sharks and Rebels, with the Sharks winning 11-8.The Mixed Grand Final will be played at 1pm, followed by the Women’s 20 final at 2pm. The Men’s 20 final will be played at 3pm.The Women’s final will be played at 4.20, with the men’s to be played at 5.30pmlast_img read more

6 days agoJuventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A table

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A tableby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri insists he’s unconcerned with the Serie A table at this stage this season.Juve meet Bologna this weekend.Sarri said, “We’re not interested in the table at this stage, we must be aiming to get better and better.“What happened at San Siro no longer matters. I want to see my players focused on a difficult match because the international break is always dangerous.“It seems cliched, but removing a player from one context, that being the club, and putting them in another can create problems: it’s not easy to bounce from one style of play to another.“I don’t know if the game against Inter changed anyone’s mind about us. Scepticism towards me is something I’ve always lived with, and I don’t mind it that much.” last_img read more

Photo: NFL-Bound Florida DL Dante Fowler Took Out An Ad In The Gainesville Sun Thanking #GatorNation

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first_imgDante Fowler interacting with Florida Gators fans.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 4: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators gestures toward fans in the closing seconds of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Florida defeated Tennessee 10-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Dante Fowler’s time as a Florida football player is over, as the junior defensive lineman is headed to the NFL. Fowler, a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, won’t be leaving Florida without saying “thank you” to all the fans who supported him during his time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-3, 261-pound defensive end took out an ad in Friday’s Gainesville Sun expressing gratitude to all of Gator Nation. Very cool from @TheDanteFowler6, thanking the #GatorNation with an ad in today’s @GainesvilleSun @Gator_sports pic.twitter.com/G3RwAjHPtB— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) January 30, 2015Well done, Dante. Fowler, a possible outside linebacker at the next level, is projected to go 13th overall to New Orleans in NFL.com’s latest mock draft.last_img read more

Video: A Jameis Winston Overthrow At FSU’s Pro Day Resulted In Some People Getting Knocked Out On The Sideline

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first_imgJameis Winston participates in Florida State's pro day.Jameis Winston, the probable No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is currently showing off his abilities at Florida State’s pro day in Tallahassee. He’s reportedly going to throw between 90-110 passes. One of those passes really got away from him, leading to a pretty big collision on the sideline at the Semionles’ indoor facility. Check it out: Keep your head on a swivel, camera guy.last_img

Osaka advances to Pan Pacific final in home city

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first_imgTokyo: Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth. Top seed Osaka dispatched No. 9 seed Mertens 6-4, 6-1 in Osaka, western Japan, to reach her first final since winning the Australian Open. The pair both held their serves for the first set until Osaka broke Mertens in the 10th game. Osaka, 21, rounded into form in the second, and after the pair traded early breaks, won the last four games of the match to sprint to victory in just over an hour. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”It’s been kind of rough like the past couple of months so I’m really glad that I made it to the final,” she said. She tried to stay calm because the 23-year-old Belgian player is “an amazing player and it’s so hard to hit her balls,” she said. Earlier in the day, Osaka saw off Yulia Putintseva in straight sets, even as she was tricked at times by the Kazakh player’s slices and drop shots. “For me, I learned a lot from when I played her at Wimbledon, and I know that a hard court is where I feel most comfortable,” Osaka told press after beeting Putintseva. Last week, Osaka announced she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles to regain form after slipping from the top of the world rankings to number four. Osaka had already caught the tennis world by surprise when she announced she was parting ways with coach Sascha Bajin, who had overseen her stunning rise to win two Grand Slams — the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open title in January.last_img read more

HP bypolls BJP handpicks new faces Congress goes for veteran Gangu Ram

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first_imgShimla: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is on a winning spree in Himachal Pradesh, after 2017 assembly polls, and this year’s Parliamentary elections, is set to take a fresh test to its popularity graph in two assembly bypolls at Dharamshala and Pacchad, slated for October 21.After lots of rumbling and suspense in the ranks, the party on Sunday named – Vishal Nehria, a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJMC) leader and Reena Kashyap, a former Zila Parishad member from Dharamshala and Pachhad constituencies respectively. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe two seats fell vacant after Kishan Kapoor, a cabinet minister and two-time MLA Suresh Kashyap were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kangra and Shimla (Reserve) seats with a record winning margins. Both Nehria and Reena will be contesting the assembly polls for the first time. The party’s decision to field news faces, however, has left some potential contenders sulking. Sanjay Sharma – a brahmin, has also lobbied hard since been based at Dharamshala for a long time. He hoped that BJP working president J P Nadda will back his case but the party went out for Nehria to woo Gaddi voters. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAnother contender was Umesh Dutt– who was given ticket in 2017 poll but later dropped to retain Krishan Kapoor, a staunch Shanta Kumar loyalist. The BJP had maintained complete suspense for the candidates even as Krishan Kapoor, now MP, was advised not to push the name of his son Shashwat Kapoor and Suresh Kashyap was too left with no choice but to wait for the party decision on the candidate. Challenging Reena Kashyap will be Congress veteran and former Speaker Gangu Ram Musafir, who had lost the poll to Suresh Kashyap in 2012 and also 2017. Musafir was elected to the assembly first time in 1982 as an independent candidate but later had joined the Congress to become a cabinet minister thrice and also Speaker. He has won seven elections. In Dharamshala, the Congress is trying its luck on Vinay Inder Karan, a youth leader, who also belong to Gaddi community as being Nehria. First time, the battle will be within two Gaddi leaders, who claim to have a sizeable vote percentage in Dharamshala – where Krishan Kapoor been their face and strong Gaddi community leader. Karan’s name cropped up after former minister and a staunch Virbhadra Singh loyalist declined to contest the poll. There were also rumours about his joining the BJP if the party agrees to field him as its candidate. Asked about this BJP state president Satpal Satti said, “The party had taken a principled stand to give ticket only to a person from the party cadres. No outsider was considered for the ticket.” Dharamshala will be a big political testing ground for the BJP once again as it’s also in Kangra region, where BJP senior Shanta Kumar been calling shots. Shanta Kumar was denied Lok Sabha ticket and instead was replaced by Krishan Kapoor.last_img read more

MUMBAI Indian financial services company Reliance

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first_imgMUMBAI: Indian financial services company Reliance Capital Ltd will exit the lending business, group Chairman Anil Ambani said on Monday, sending its shares to over two-decade low. This comes as the non-banking financial company faced “collateral damage” due to a slowing economy and a lending crisis in the sector, Ambani said at the company’s annual general meeting. In June, auditors raised several red flags around the company’s fourth-quarter results, including a lack of clarity in related party transactions and accounting methodology. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraReliance Capital currently lends to small and medium enterprises through unit Reliance Money and to home buyers via Reliance home finance. Both these businesses accounted for about 15 per cent of the company’s revenue last financial year. Apart from lending, Reliance Capital has interests in asset management and general insurance businesses. The company has been divesting assets this year. It reduced its stake in asset management arm Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd to just over 4 per cent from about a quarter. “It is unfortunate that during all this noise, the true value of our businesses has not been recognised,” Ambani said. Shares of Reliance Capital, which have lost about 99 per cent of their value since hitting an all-time high in January 2008, slumped as much as 13.6 per cent on Monday to their lowest since March 30, 1999 and were last down 9.5 per cent.last_img read more

San Francisco Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pr

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first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised his employees to “fight and win” if Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren wins the 2020 election and moves forward with her stated plan to break up the big US tech firms. Adopting a more aggressive style than he habitually uses in his public appearances, Zuckerberg directed his remarks at his employees last July to address questions about the firm’s present and future, an interview that was recorded and made public on Tuesday on the Web page The Verge, Efe news reported. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “I mean, if she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah. I mean, I don’t want to have a major lawsuit against our own government. … We care about our country and want to work with our government and do good things. But look … if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight,” he said. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Zuckerberg was referring to the Massachusetts senator’s proposal to split up the biggest tech firms – if she wins the Democratic presidential nomination and is ultimately elected in 2020 – given that she feels that they have “excessive” power both as market entities and in relation to their users or customers. On Tuesday, after the audio recording of Zuckerberg was released, Warren doubled down on her proposal and said on Twitter that “What would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.” “I’m not afraid to hold Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon accountable. It’s time to #BreakUpBigTech,” the senator said in another tweet. In the recordings provided by The Verge, Zuckerberg justified his opposition to Warren’s plan by – among other things – saying that dividing big companies will not make interference in elections less likely, rather the reverse, given that in his judgment “the companies can’t coordinate and work together.” The tech giant based in Menlo Park, California, in recent years has been mired in a multitude of scandals that have significantly strained its public image, the biggest of these being the one involving British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which used an app to gather personal data on millions of Facebook users without their consent and then used that info for political ends. The consulting firm prepared psychological profiles on voters that it allegedly sold to the campaign of President Donald Trump during the runup to the 2016 election, among other things. Facebook is being investigated for potential monopolistic practices by the Federal Trade Commission, which earlier this year levied a $5 billion fine on the firm for failing to properly maintain user privacy.last_img read more