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Clogged drains, poor drainage lead to flooding in Region 2

first_imgSeveral businesses in the commercial centre at Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were forced to close their doors as a result of flooding.When Guyana Times visited Anna Regina early Tuesday morning, several businessmen were seen bailing water from their business places. Clothes and electronic equipment vendors at Anna Regina were also forced to close and secure their items as a result of excessive water.A house under water at the Anna Regina Housing SchemeAccording to one of the electronic vendors, when he opened his shop he noticed a considerable amount of water accumulated from heavy rainfall. He said he immediately started to sop water and move his transformer to higher grounds. Businessmen next to him were also seen doing the same.Meanwhile, a drive around the town of Anna Regina revealed that several houses in the scheme were inundated with water. At Lima, residents remained under water and were counting their losses daily. According to several residents, the pump and sluice, although in operation, are not draining the lands fast enough. Many poultry pens and kitchen gardens are currently flooded.A Queenstown family was forced to stay indoors as a result of floodwatersAt Queenstown village, some houses are under water. Residents were seen in the floodwaters and according to them, several of their drainage trenches are clogged with overgrown bushes. Like the Lima residents, Queenstown residents are counting thousands of dollars in losses.In the extreme south of the Essequibo Coast in areas such as Golden Fleece, Suddie, Good Hope and Vilvoorden, there was a high accumulation of water in the drainage trenches. Rice farmers are very worried and many of them are calling for the access dams in their respective areas to be rehabilitated.Region Two has been experiencing high intensity rainfall, but poor drainage compounded with clogged drainage trenches has led to flooding.last_img read more

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A look at Kenya’s pros ahead of Magical Open

first_img0Shares0000Mumias based Dismas Indiza in action during the final round of the Karen leg of the Safari Tour. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, March 8 – Asked what makes the 12 man Magical Kenya Open home troops tick, Mumias long-hitter Dismas Indiza said: “It’s their willingness to die for the team. They are fully aware that it’s our duty as a group to make the country proud.”Also playing competitive golf in the recently concluded Road To Kenya Open Safari Tour series which offered local pros some attractive prize money and a priceless feel of various courses including the Karen Country Club Par 71 facility which will host the four-day golfing extravaganza from March 14-17. The greatest success of the Safari Tour is the attainment of the objective for which the Tour was set up for; which is to give our local pros an opportunity to practice and play a lot more golf to the standards of the European Tour. This has given them an opportunity to practice, learn and be resilient.Greg Snow had a fine Safari Tour.Greg Snow will alongside his Mumias counterpart shoulder Kenya’s hopes of keeping the event’s maroon jacket on home soil.No Kenyan has won the Kenya Open since inception in 1967 and Snow thinks the regular local tournaments they have played like the recently concluded Safari Tour series will come in handy.“It’s been a great five months and like I said I have put in a lot of hard work. I believe Kenyans are better prepared than ever before and this is a clear indication that we could spring some surprises in as far as the tournament cut is concerned. I have had a good Safari Tour and the plan will be to go into the Kenya Open in similar spirit and fashion.”The first nine Kenyan players, who qualified to play at this year’s Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship, were named following the conclusion of the 2018/2019 Safari Tour Golf series today at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club. Two players tied for eighth spot – the Safari Tour Golf Series qualifying cut-off for the Kenya Open – pushing the number of players qualifying to nine.Two more Kenyans qualified in the pre-qualifier at Karen.Kenya Proffesional golfers Charan Thethy and Jacob Okello watch Yusuf Omari-Najib Balala-Peter Kanyago and Kirimi Kaberia putt at Karen Country Club. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThey were Justus Madoya of the Great Rift Valley and Royal’s Eric Ooko who beat Jacob Okello in a three home playoff at Karen.Okello, Kenya’s most decorated golfer who lost the memorable Kenya Open playoff in 1998, was later awarded a Kenya team by KOGL invitation.Snow leads the team of 12 professional player having accrued a total of 113.5 points across the six Safari Tour golf series. Greg has been dominant, taking maximum points in four of the six Safari Tour events, to take top spot on the Road to Kenya Open ranking. He has featured at the Kenya Open 11 times with his best finish coming in 2014 when he finished 10th.-Indiza-The second qualifier is Indiza who amassed 111 points after a consistent performance across the Safari Tour to finish second. Indiza has featured at the Kenya Open 19 times; with his best finish being tenth in the 2008 edition.-Charania-Riz Charania poses with the Safari Tour Golf Series trophy after emerging winner of the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club leg of the Safari Tour seriesWindsor’s Rizwan Charania booked third spot on the Road to Kenya Open ranking having amassed a total of 79 points; with his win of the Windsor leg of the tour cementing third spot. He has played at the Kenya Open 14 times; his best finish coming in 2017.-Wakhu-Golf Park’s David Wakhu follows the flight of his tee shot on the final day of the Nyali Golf Club’s leg of the Safari Tour Golf Series.David Wakhu, who won the Nyali Golf and Country Club leg of the Sadfari Tour Golf Series, finished fourth on the Road to the Kenya Open ranking, with a total of 72 points; while the Professional Golfers of Kenya Captain, John Wangai, finished fifth with 68.5 points. He has featured at the Kenya Open on six occasions.-Ngige-Simon Ngige.Thika Golf Club’s, Simon Ngige, finished sixth with 66.5 points and shall now take part at his 13th Kenya Open tournament; while Golf Park’s Tony Omuli will be taking part at his seventh Kenya Open event having finished in seventh place on the Road to Kenya Open ranking with 53.5 points.-Simwa-Kenyan Pro Nelson SimwaVet Lab Sports Club’s Nelson Simwa and Windsor’s David Opati tied for eighth with 51 points apiece to complete the list of nine Kenyan players at this year’s tournament. The Safari Tour Golf Series, which was launched in August last year, formed the qualification tournament for Kenyan players taking part this year’s Kenya Open.The nine pros join six amateur players who have already qualified to play at this year’s Magical Kenya Open Championship; these are Daniel Nduva, Samuel Njoroge, Mike Kisia, Edwin Mudanyi, Bradley Mogire and Mutahi Kibugu.About Greg SnowSnow started playing golf at the age of 6 in Kiambu inspired by his father John Snow and his brother Paul who played his golf in the UK.He became a member at Muthaiga at the age of 10 years and played there as a junior till the age of 16. From 2008 to 2012 Snow landed a golf scholarship at the Odessa Golf College and played very competitively in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia prior to turning pro in Kenya 2013. Kenyan PROs: Greg Snow – Muthaiga Golf Club Dismas Indiza – Mumias Sugar Golf Club David Opati – Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club David Wakhu – The Golf Park Simon Ngige – Thika Golf Club C.J. Wangai – Sigona Golf Club Tony Omuli – The Golf Park Riz Charania – Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club Nelson Simwa – Vet Lab Sports Club Justus Madoya – Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort Erick Ooko – Royal Nairobi Golf Club Jacob Okello – The Golf ParkRegional PROs: Philip Kasozi – Uganda Golf ClubKenyan Elite Amateurs: Mike Kisia – Vet Lab Sports Club Edwin Mudanyi – Vet Lab Sports Club Samuel Njoroge – Kenya Railways Golf CLub Mutahi Kibugu – Muthaiga Golf Club Bradley Mogire – Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Daniel Nduva – Nyali Golf and Country Club0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Thunderstorm watch issued with storms moving toward Hudson’s Hope

first_imgUPDATE 10:00 p.m. August 29 – The thunderstorm watch has endedUPDATE 9 p.m. August 29 – Radar indicates an area of thunderstorms moving through BC Peace -North. These thunderstorms will affect portions of Highway 97, northwest of Fort St. John and Highway 29, east of Hudson’s Hope for the next hour.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the North Peace and a thunderstorm is moving quickly towards Hudson’s Hope.- Advertisement -Environment Canada issued the watch Tuesday evening stating current conditions are favourable for the development of a severe thunderstorm.  Radar shows thunderstorms are approaching Hudson’s Hope and are moving at a pace of 30 km/h and should reach Hudson’s Hope by 8:30 p.m.The storm could produce strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.Here is the latest radar image from Environment Canada.  The image was taken at 7:40 p.m.Advertisement Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm. See the full weather watch below.Issued at 2017-08-30 02:42 UTC by Environment Canada:Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)Current details:Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.Doppler radar indicates a cluster of thunderstorms approaching the area of Hudson’s Hope. These thunderstorm are moving northeast at 30 km/h and should reach Hudson’s Hope near 8:30pm MST.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ipswich’s relegation confirmed and Dwight Gayle scores hat-trick in West Brom win

first_img shining ADVICE no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Harrison was Leeds’ match winner Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol CityAston Villa’s perfectly-timed run of form continued as they beat Bristol City 2-1, Tammy Abraham scoring from the spot against his old side and Conor Hourihane adding a second before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back.Derby County 4-0 Bolton WanderersMason Mount scored a hat-trick against strugglers Bolton to give them a convincing win. Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town were relegated Danny Graham scored in Blackburn Rover’s 2-1 win Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Swansea CityQPR gave their fans something to cheer by beating Swansea 4-0 in a shock result.Darnell Furlong and Tomer Hemed had them two goals up inside five minutes, with Hemed again and Mass Luongo adding further efforts.Reading 2-1 BrentfordA brace from Yakou Meite helped Reading ease their drop fears as they beat Brentford 2-1, Neal Maupay netting for the Bees.Sheffield United 1-1 MillwallGary Madine’s goal set the Blades on their way and fortune seemed to be on the their when Ben Marshall hit the bar with a late penalty, given for John Egan’s handball which earned him a red card.However, there was still time for Jake Cooper to score a leveller in a 1-1 draw for the Lions, meaning United lead Leeds by goal difference only and with a game less to play. BEST OF huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Mason Mount scored a hat-trick for Derby Stoke City 2-2 Rotherham UnitedRotherham remain in the bottom three, but they closed the gap on Wigan, who host leaders Norwich on Sunday, to a point thanks to a 2-2 draw at Stoke.Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas scored inside three first-half minutes for Stoke before Will Vaulks and Matt Crooks replied for the Millers.West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Preston North EndWest Brom remain on the fringes of the top three, despite their recent inconsistencies, beating Preston 4-0 thanks to a Dwight Gayle treble and a strike from Jay Rodriquez.Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield UnitedJack Harrison hit the winner as Leeds beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to open up a three-point cushion on Sheffield United in the race for the Premier League.Harrison produced a deadly finish in the 65th minute to finally break the deadlock after Wednesday had frustrated their Yorkshire rivals. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img Ipswich Town’s relegation to League One was officially confirmed on Saturday with their 1-1 draw with Birmingham.There were 10 games taking place in the Champoinship‘s 3pm kick-offs and here is how they got on. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS- Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Whites had been denied by two wonder saves from visiting goalkeeper Keiren Westwood during a dominant first half.United were also left counting the cost of some wayward finishing, with Patrick Bamford in particular having an off-day.But the relentless pressure finally paid off when Harrison fired home. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY GETTY REVEALED 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ipswich Town 1-1 Birmingham CityIpswich’s long-expected relegation was confirmed with a 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham.Lukas Jutkiewicz scored six minutes in for Blues and, although Gwion Edwards equalised for Town, they could not get the goal they needed to keep their season, and their run of 17 straight seasons in the second tier, alive.Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull CityBritt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game to move within a point of the play-off places.Nottingham Forest 1-2 Blackburn RoversMartin O’Neill continues to find life at Nottingham Forest hard as they lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn.Joe Rothwell (29) and Danny Graham (49) put Rovers comfortably ahead, before Elliott Bennett’s own goal give Forest a lifeline they were unable to take. 4 REVEALED 4last_img read more