Body recovered from Better Hope drain

first_imgPolice on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are probing the death of Campbellville, Georgetown resident, Ravin Fowler, whose lifeless body was recovered from a drain at Robert Street, Better Hope North, ECD, on Friday afternoon.Police, along with residents, watch as ranks retrieve Ravin Fowler’s body from a drain in Robert Street, Better Hope North, ECDGuyana Times understands that the 32-year-old man’s body was submerged in the drain near a culvert for almost two hours before it was removed.This newspaper was told that Fowler would often be seen in the area drinking with friends. Reports are the deceased was also imbibing in the area on Friday. Two persons told this publication that he left the company of his drinking buddies and sometime after, he was discovered in the drain.When Guyana Times spoke with the deceased’s friends, they said they had no knowledge of how he ended up in the drain but reasoned that he may have caught a seizure. However, the cause of death will only be drawn from a post-mortem examination which is expected in the coming days.Police ranks in C Division (East Coast Demerara) were on the scene taking statements at the time this newspaper arrived at Better Hope, ECD. Persons in the area and other curious onlookers were standing in disbelief and could be heard saying they recognised the deceased when Police recovered the body from the drain.According to information disclosed, relatives would often argue with the now dead man about the excessive amount of hours he spent in Better Hope rather than being at his Georgetown home where he resided. His brother, Raymond Doorsammy, told Guyana Times that his late sibling was not taking the treatment doctors had prescribed for his seizures.He noted that it was in recent times, that his brother started to consume alcohol heavily. He recalled that he was at work when he received the message of his brother’s demise.Undertakers transported the body to the Lyken Funeral Parlour and an autopsy is expected to be performed on Wednesday. Fowler had no children and leaves to mourn five siblings.last_img read more

“The Emerald Lakes” GC24VY3 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 4, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedAn Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”Jellyfish Lake – Ongeim’l Tketau GC11A56 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 28, 2012May 28, 2012In “Community””Glaciar Perito Moreno – Patagonia” GC1JPHG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 23, 2011May 23, 2011In “Community” View of “The Emerald Lakes” “The Emerald Lakes” (GC24VY3) reveals the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park.  Geocachers hike to the top of Mt. Tongariro to discover the three picturesque lakes.  The lakes themselves began as craters formed during volcanic activity.Geocacher funkymunkyzone created the cache in March of this year.  The difficulty two, terrain 4.5  EarthCache requires a day hike of nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles).There are three requirements to claim the EarthCache.  Geocachers must use their GPS units to record the elevation of each of the three lakes, describe the color of the lakes and take a photo of the lakes showing their GPS device at the published coordinates.View of “The Emerald Lakes”More than a dozen geocachers have already logged a smiley on the cache.Continue your exploration of the some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

BCCI secy denies sending SMS to IPL teams

7 days agoEx-Real Betis star Denilson admits concerns for Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati

first_imgEx-Real Betis star Denilson admits concerns for Barcelona whiz Ansu Fatiby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Betis star Denilson admits he has concerns for Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati.At 16, Fati’s Barca breakthrough has been the big LaLiga story this season.But Denilson told AS: “I’m afraid they’ll spoil him too much and forget that he’s still a boy. “Going fast is never good, do not burn the steps. He is a good player, but after his great debut, the hard times will come. And then, we will see how this situation will be managed and how he and his entourage will behave. It’s not easy at his age. “Sincerely, we must be careful.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Education Minister Says NCU’s Rescue Programme Should be Emulated

first_img “From a Christian perspective, if we know and appreciate that education is so important and the poor cannot afford it, to the extent that God has prospered us, we should give to those who can’t afford it,” Senator Reid said. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector. He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 11. Story Highlights Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector.He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 11.“From a Christian perspective, if we know and appreciate that education is so important and the poor cannot afford it, to the extent that God has prospered us, we should give to those who can’t afford it,” Senator Reid said.Close to US$80,000.00 was pledged by members of the alumni association during the banquet for the RESCUE programme, which targets students who have the desire to get a university education but lack the financial resources to do so.Senator Reid said that NCU’s programme to ‘RESCUE’ students is commendable, adding that educators want to impact the lives of everyone.“From a spiritual point of view, the Lord has said to us, those whom he has prospered are to give of what they have to others, so they can be developed to become wholesome and productive citizens,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said that for many years, on average, only 30 per cent of the population was able to get beyond all-age school, and that between 55 and 67 per cent of the current workforce of 1.3 million do not have the equivalent of secondary certification or higher, largely because they did not get to complete their education.“The economy has changed, so there has to be a correspondent shift in how the workforce is prepared, and the Christian community has to understand that reality also. For the economy to function effectively, we need more trained and certified individuals,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said the church has a part to play because if many of the persons waiting to be educated are allowed to fall through the cracks, they will become uneducated and unskilled people who will turn to crime.“As a Christian community, if we can’t solve the social problems, nobody else can,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, President of NCU, Dr. Lincoln Edwards, said the university wants to keep the RESCUE agenda uppermost in everyone’s mind, through a three-year campaign aimed at raising funds for scholarships for needy students, and to construct a well-needed dental hygiene and community outreach centre to treat the needs of the region and to finance special NCU initiatives in at-risk communities.He said another critical element of the RESCUE initiative is to help reduce crime and violence in Jamaica, as the more students that are enrolled at NCU, the less will be available to be influenced by criminal elements.last_img read more

Michael Hanrahan veteran side musician steps up to the centre mic

first_imgWhen Michael Hanrahan was a teenager back in the ’90s, he and a couple of underage buddies would sneak into bars in downtown St. John’s — just to play some traditional music.“That was educational,” quipped Hanrahan.Hanrahan would sit in on traditional music sessions, learning under the protective eyes of the older musicians. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Michael Hanrahan’s solo album is called Mild Mannered Child. (courtesy Michael Hanrahan ) Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “There was nobody else our age, going to school, who was doing that.”These days, Hanrahan still plays traditional music, but he’s also a sought-after sideman for musicians of all genres, such as Janet Cull and Elliott Dicks. Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

The Big Five in North American Pro Sports

Yesterday, Ritchie King and I ran the numbers on the most popular teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and the English Premier League, according to the number of Google searches they generate.The rankings compared teams within each league. But we can also make cross-sport comparisons. What’s the most popular North American professional team in any sport, as judged by Google search frequency globally?It’s either the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. Each generates about 30 percent more Google searches worldwide than the most popular NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, and almost 40 percent more than the most popular NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers. You can skip down to the giant chart at the end of this blog post to see how all teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB compare to one another.The Montreal Canadiens, the most popular NHL team, aren’t particularly close to the most-searched teams in other leagues. Does that mean there’s really a “Big Three” rather than a “Big Four”? (Disclosure: ESPN doesn’t broadcast NHL games, and the league isn’t the subject of all that much focus at the network.)I’d say that the NHL’s status as a major league isn’t in question. The average NHL team generates about two-thirds as much Google search traffic as the average NBA team. There’s a gap there, but it’s no larger than the one separating the NBA and MLB. Furthermore, there’s a lot of overlap in the rankings. The 60th-percentile NHL team (roughly speaking, the Washington Capitals) is about as popular as the 40th percentile NBA team (the Philadelphia 76ers).Keep in mind that these figures are based on global search traffic, so that includes traffic in Canada. Canada — despite its much smaller population — generates almost as much revenue and fan interest for the NHL as the United States.But if we’ve included the NHL, what about Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League and the WNBA?We have bad news for fans of women’s basketball. The most popular WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, generates only about one-quarter as much search traffic as the least popular Big Four team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.MLS has a better argument. Its most popular teams, the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, generate more search traffic than the Blue Jackets. The Galaxy and Sounders also earn about as much search traffic as the least popular NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks.If MLS has a case, the CFL probably does, too. Two of its teams, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos, also surpass the Blue Jackets in search popularity.But we’ve neglected the league that has the strongest case for inclusion alongside the Big Four. You may have heard of Mexico. It has the 11th-largest population and the 14th-largest economy in the world. It’s a part of North America. And soccer is awfully popular there.In fact, Mexico’s top professional soccer league, Liga MX, is comparable to the NHL in terms of global popularity. Liga MX’s most popular team on Google, C.D. Guadalajara, produces about as much search traffic as the Canadiens, the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Bulls.So, if we’re talking North America — not just the U.S. — there’s really a “Big Five”: the NFL, the MLB, the NBA, the NHL and Liga MX. The most popular teams in MLS and the CFL are more popular than the least popular teams in the Big Five, but their inclusion is debatable, especially because they are surpassed by other leagues playing the same sport on the same continent.In the spirit of inclusivity, we’ve ranked the teams in all seven North American leagues in the humongous chart below. (Rankings are taken relative to the average team across all seven leagues, which works out to be roughly the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Reds.) We haven’t included the English Premier League. The top teams in the EPL swamp everybody else in global search traffic; even the Yankees are no match for Man U. read more

Football Former NFL defensive coordinator Bill Davis announced as linebackers coach

Bill Davis coached three years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He will be a defensive assistant starting in 2017. Credit: Courtesy of the Philadelphia EaglesOhio State announced long-time NFL assistant Bill Davis as its linebackers coach. Davis was announced as a defensive assistant on Dec. 21 following the announcement of Luke Fickell being hired as head coach of the University of Cincinnati football team.Davis previously coached for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers as defensive coordinator. He spent the 2016 season as a defensive analyst with the Buckeyes.In addition to his five seasons as an NFL defensive coordinator, Davis, 51, has coached linebackers for eight of his 24 seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Arizona and the Cleveland Browns.He was a member of the 2008 Cardinals staff that lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.Davis grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and was a four-year letter-winner at the University of Cincinnati from 1985-88. He played with OSU coach Urban Meyer at Cincinnati and was even his best man in Meyer’s wedding.Editor’s Note 1/10: This article has been updated with Ohio State’s announcement of Bill Davis as linebackers coach. read more

Giroud dismisses United as favourites for FA Cup

first_imgOlivier Giroud has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United are the favourites to beat Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup finalThe Blues striker was in the same position last season when his then club Arsenal faced off against his current employers.After Chelsea’s dominant Premier League campaign, they were considered the strong favourites against an Arsenal side that had failed to finish in the top four in the league table for the first time since 1996.However, it was the Gunners who emerged as the victors in a 2-1 win with Giroud’s cross allowing Aaron Ramsey to score the winning goal.“At Arsenal, we weren’t listening to the people writing us off. Chelsea had an amazing season winning the title and they were very strong but we knew that anything could happen in the final,” Giroud told the Evening Standard.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We were confident at Wembley. Arsenal had won it two times [in three seasons] before and it was a special place for us. I remember I came on as a substitute and crossed the ball with my first touch to Aaron and he scored. It was a good comeback and I felt pleased to win it for the third time.“Now I am at Chelsea and I want to win the competition again.“I don’t agree with the people that are saying that Manchester United are favourites. It is 50-50.“Manchester United did well in the title race to finish runners-up but our games against them were equal. We won one and they won one. We know that we have the quality to win it.”last_img read more

When Ajita Italiya won appreciation from PM Narendra Modi for crossing Spiti

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