Rincon, Santa Rosa residents to get potable water

first_img– following $3.2M Water Supply ProjectGuyana Water Inc (GWI) on Wednesday signed a $3.2 million agreement with the Santa Rosa Village Council to provide running water to 105 homes at Rincon in the Santa Rosa district.The agreement was signed at GWI’s Vlissengen Road, Georgetown office.With a population of 553 persons, Rincon, located in the North West District (NWD) community, will for the first time has its homes outfitted to benefit from running water when the one-month project is completed.At Wednesday’s signing, Santa Rosa Toshao Sherwin Abrams said that residentsFrom left: Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley, Santa Rosa Toshao Sherwin Abrams and GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charlesin his community were overjoyed about the initiative as he expressed hope that all 11 satellite communities in the district would benefit from potable water.“For too long Rincon has been a community that has been suffering for water; it is one of the oldest communities in the Santa Rosa village,” the Toshao observed.Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman Brentnol Ashley said that this project added to the Region’s overall upward movement and called for GWI to implement similar initiatives elsewhere.The water authority’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles explained that GWI was seeking to garner water from groundwater sources as opposed to surface water.For communities yet to receive potable water, he observed that the country must do more to encourage safe environmental practices, including watershed management. “We have to ensure that the mining activity which abound these rivers is safe because many communities access water from these rivers and it cannot be put on the back-burner,” he noted.last_img read more

Loggers come out firing, take Big 5 opener

first_imgThe Loggers made a statement of intent in their league opener Friday afternoon, comfortably defeating the Huskies 6-0 and taking the early advantage in the Big 5.Eureka scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back, shutting down the Fortuna offense with a dominating pitching performance, with four pitchers combining to allow just five hits.“I thought we played good,” Eureka head coach Jeff Giacomini said. “We hit the ball very well. We had a lot of hard hits right at …last_img

Celebrity chef cooking up a plan to keep Kevin Durant with the Warriors

first_imgEveryone talks about Kevin Durant’s upcoming free agent decision, but no one does anything about it.Hold on a sec. Wait just a slam-dunking minute here — we might have found someone who can tilt the basketball court toward the Warriors and their fans after all. Not only that, he comes highly recommended, having played a role in steering KD from Oklahoma City to Golden State three years ago.C’mon, Guy Fieri, don’t be shy.The celebrity chef and lifelong Warriors fanatic laughed off any such …last_img

Gaming in the Cloud: OnLive Launches Tomorrow

first_imgOnLive, the cloud-based gaming service founded by Apple alum Steve Perlman launches tomorrow. The service hopes to mark a monumental shift in the way gaming works: no more downloads, no more patches, no more discs. Instead of running a video game locally, players on OnLive connect via broadband to a gaming system that runs and stores not just their data, but the entire game itself. OnLive enables video games to be played on Mac or PC and, using their “micro console device” on your TV.In a world where “lag” – latency due to Internet or graphics hiccups – means “death,” there have been a lot of obstacles to overcome in order to make cloud-based gaming feasible. Some eight years in development, OnLive’s vision of instant-access, on-demand gaming has necessitated huge tech developments in both the servers’ and in the broadband capabilities. The machines required to run these games, for example, have to have graphics capabilities not typically associated with servers. According to Venture Beat, the service will limit players’ access, depending on their location from a server and the processing power of their computer, in order to ensure gameplay that’s, well, playable.According to CEO Perlman, the launch marks “the first step toward a future where video game content is increasingly free from the restrictions of device and location, while showcasing the ability to instantly play the latest, most advanced games at the touch of a button.”OnLive promises over twenty games available at launch, including Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, and Mass Effect 2. For a limited time, founding subscribers are being offered their first year of OnLive membership for free in a program sponsored by AT&T. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Tags:#Announcements#cloud Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Korea deals PH 2nd loss

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Netball aims to do better in KL meet MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJapan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical adviserscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Deepak Punia Books Tokyo Olympics Quota After Entering Semis at World Wrestling Championships

first_img 2020 tokyo olympicsDeepak Puniarahul awareWorld Wrestling Championships First Published: September 21, 2019, 3:45 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Reigning junior world champion Deepak Punia on Saturday became the fourth Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after moving to the 86kg semi-finals at the World Wrestling Championship here on Saturday.Competing in his maiden senior World Championship, Deepak locked the quota after prevailing 7-6 in a tense semi-final against Colombia’s Carlos Arturo Mendez. With one minute to go, he was trailing 3-6 but pulled off a takedown and then expose move to take a 7-6 lead in the dying moments of the tense bout.He will now clash with Switzerland’s Stefan Reichmuth for a place in the gold medal match.Also doing a commendable job was Rahul Aware, who has moved to the semi-finals in the 61kg non-Olympic category.Both Deepak and Rahul overcame rough Kazakh wrestlers en route the semi-finals.Vinesh Phogat, Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya have already qualified for the 2020 Olympics with bronze medals.However, Jitender (79kg) lost his quarter-final while Mausam Khatri lost his first round in 97kg to reigning Olympic champion Kyle Frederick Snyder.Deepak had bumped into home wrestler Adilet Davlumbayev in his opening round and looked a bit nervous before the bout, probably fearing partiality.However, he played very smartly to defeat the home favourite despite trailing 0-5.Adlilet was playing rough and was cautioned for poking Deepak. Consecutive takedown moves and a caution point brought Deepak on even terms at 5-5.He converted an opportunity but also conceded a throw and it was 7-7. The home camp challenged the call and lost.Deepak got one more point while the Kazakh lost one, sending Deepak into the next round.He was hardly troubled by Tajikistan’s Bakhodur Kodirov, who he beat 6-0 to move to quarter-finals.In 61kg, Rahul Aware played his pre-quarterfinal against Turkmenistan’s Kerim Hojakov.The diminutive agile wrestler from Maharashtra was in complete control of the bout, which he ended with leg lace moves, winning by technical superiority.Against Kazakhstan’s Rassul Kaliyev, it was a very tough bout but the Indian showed more craft than his rough opponent and won 10-7 in a roller-coaster quarter-final. He was technically more sound and sharp.Jitender began with an easy 7-2 win over Molodova’s Gheorghi Pascalov.In the pre-quarterfinals, he was up against Turkey’s Muhammet Nuri Kotanoglu, the European Championship bronze medallist and again his immense upper body strength helped him to a 7-2 win.However, he could not find a way to break the solid defence of Slovakia’s Taimuraz Salkazanov, losing 0-4.In 97kg, Mausam Khatri was no match to the American, losing by technical superiority. last_img read more

New Zealand give contracts to Ish Sodhi, Colin Munro

first_imgBatsmen Henry Nicholls and George Worker have been included for the first time on New Zealand Cricket’s list of 21 contracted players.Nicholls has played two Tests and 10 limited-overs internationals for New Zealand since his debut in February, and the 26-year-old Worker played two ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals last year.Legspinner Ish Sodhi and batting allrounder Colin Munro return to the list after missing out last season.Along with Worker and Nicholls they take places on the list, previously of 20 players, which have been vacated by former captain Brendon McCullum and his brother Nathan, who have retired from international cricket, and allrounder Grant Elliott, who is now available only for Twenty20 matches.last_img

South American flair meets European prowess as Kolkata gears up for biggest game of FIFA U-17 World Cup

first_imgInsuppressible happiness reflected on England coach Steve Cooper’s face as he settled down for the pre-match press conference here on Wednesday.With a grin as big as the football field, Cooper’s delight to the semi-final against Brazil in the FIFA U-17 World Cup today being shifted to Kolkata was evident the very first minute.”Well, I didn’t think it would be this early. When we told the boys we are heading back to Kolkata, they were excited to be back. Good to have so many familiar faces. It’s kind of an advantage for us, but nevertheless it will be a positive experience if we win in our fifth game here,” said Cooper.Having played all three of their group stage games and a round of 16 fixture against Japan here at the iconic Salt Lake stadium, England enter as a confident bunch of youngsters in contrast to their South American counterparts, who, by no means, should be taken lightly.The last-minute shift of venue from Guwahati, owing to poor pitch conditions, may have disrupted a bunch of spectators but from competition point of view, no other stadium could have done justice to this continental clash.In less than a day of the reshuffle, the tickets were sold out in no time whereas flock in hundreds fought tooth and nail at the ticket counter outside the stadium last night, hoping to witness this cracker of a match.”When we reached Guwahati, we were told about the pitch conditions and that the match was rescheduled to Kolkata. To be honest, we couldn’t be happier. I would prefer playing here, we played Germany (in quarter-finals) and it was a good game. We were also delighted by the support fans here showed for us and we expect the same for our next match,” said Brazil head Carlos Amadeu.advertisementOn paper, the match looks a balanced affair.Where England boasts of an attacking prowess in Jadon Sancho and Angel Gomes, the Brazilian side has an equal competition in Lincoln and Paulinho. The duo shares nine goals between them so far in the tournament.However, what comes as a slight advantage for the Samba Boys is their defence. The team has only conceded two goals in the tournament, with comprehensive wins against two European teams – Spain and Germany, not to be forgotten.As midfielder Victor Bobsin rightly points out, the team has handled the pressure well and the organised defensive play has worked well for Brazil.”We have been affective in defence. We have played an organised game and I am happy we pulled off some good results. I expect a difficult game against England and expect their attackers to be strong and aggressive in their approach,” said the defensive midfielder.For the England boss, though, plans to crack open the defense wall are already put in place.”I think it’s going to be a magnificent game. It will be the biggest game for all of us and we would like to leave our mark. We are aware of the threat Brazil possesses and how strong they are at the back. We have plans for that and I am quite confident the boys are up for the task,” he said.Be it Brazil or England to book a berth in the final reckoning couple of days from now, fans here can be sure of some exquisite skills on display in this football-crazy city.last_img read more

a month ago​Liverpool boss Klopp: Napoli can win Champions League

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp: Napoli can win Champions Leagueby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Napoli are good enough to win the Champions League.The Reds and defending champions suffered a humbling 2-0 loss to the Italian outfit in Naples.Goals from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente were enough to give Napoli the win.Speaking about the game and Napoli, Klopp said to the club’s official website: “They can win the competition, that’s how it is. “If you have a good plan, if you have good players, which is what they obviously have, then they can win the competition. “We experienced that you don’t have to be the best team in the world to win the Champions League. “You have to be in the right moment, you need to be lucky in some situations and when there’s only two guys in the room that think it’s a penalty you still have to accept that’s a penalty, but that’s all. “They can win the competition, of course.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoWolves goalscorer Matt Doherty happy beating Watford

first_imgWolves goalscorer Matt Doherty happy beating Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves defender Matt Doherty felt they deserved their first victory of the Premier League season for the 2-0 win against Watford at Molineux.The wing-back broke the deadlock with 18 minutes on the clock.Doherty said, “It was a good win. I felt they had a lot of possession at times but didn’t really penetrate us that much, we defended really well and then went ahead.“The back three were immense today, all of them, especially Boly aside me, he just wins absolutely everything and takes it off people one-v-ones, nobody can get round him. It’s good that we were able to keep the clean sheet.“It was great to get the first league win, especially at home in front of another packed out crowd. It’s nice to get the first win on the board, even though it’s taken a bit longer than we would have expected.“This result has brought us a bit of relief, obviously we would’ve wanted it to come earlier than it has, because the longer that it doesn’t happen you start to get itchy. But I felt we played well today and thoroughly deserved to win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more