A 24-year-old man is now dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup vehicle while crossing a single lane bridge in Central Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The accident occurred on Monday sometime aroundDead: Sylvester De Mendonca21:20h on the St Ignatius Village Bridge.Dead is Sylvester Junior De Mendonca of Lot 41 Lethem, Central Rupununi.Guyana Times understands that prior to the accident, De Mendonca was allegedly seen consuming alcohol with friends in St Ignatius Village. After some time, the group of young men left the village, heading to Lethem during which the accident occurred.It was reported that the young man was riding an unregistered motorcycle reportedly at a fast rate, heading in the northern direction, when he failed to stop upon approaching the St Ignatius Bridge, which can only accommodate one vehicle at a time.Reports are a pick-up truck, bearing registration number PJJ 7485, which was proceedings in the southern direction, was already on the bridge which caused DeThe accident scene on Monday night on the St Ignatius BridgeMendonca to collide with the right front side of the vehicle.As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist lost control and fell onto the bridge, sustaining severe injuries including a fractured skull.The young man was pronounced dead by a doctor at the scene. His body was subsequently removed and taken to the Lethem Public Hospital Mortuary, awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the 45-year-old driver of the pick-up vehicle, who is said to be a regional contractor of St Ignatius, has since been taken into Police custody assisting with the investigations.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180207_RyanMartinYet another snow system is crossing the state this today. Snows do not look overly impressive to the north and west, and we are leaving snow totals at a coating to 2 inches in NW Ohio. The strongest snows run through a widening channel centered on a line from Cincinnati to just north of Wheeling. In that area we can see easily 2-5 inches of snow, and perhaps more on the eastern side of the state. We also think we need to bend the bigger accumulations up into NE Ohio too, thanks to some lake enhancement. All told, most of the state sees snow this morning through midafternoon, and some of us will see a significant amount. Everything is done by mid to late afternoon, and we even expect sun to come out over western Ohio as the day wears on.High pressure drifts over Indiana overnight tonight and will set up over southeast Indiana and southwest OH by tomorrow morning. This will bring colder air back, and we do expect some spotty subzero temps tomorrow morning, mostly in NW parts of the stateOur next snow event for Friday has shifted farther north. The best snows Friday spread across MI, but we think we have to keep snow in the forecast for far northern Ohio, and particularly action near or over the lake. Most of what we are keeping an eye out on will be north of US 20, but clouds and the odd bit of snow can drift down closer to US 30. Still, most of the state stays dry for Friday, and we actually see some pretty good warming for most of Ohio. Temps can be freezing or above all the way up to near US 20, and sun will be a dominant player south of I-70.However, we do not escape the snows. What Mother Nature takes out for Friday, she puts in for Saturday overnight and Sunday. We now see a much stronger secondary wave coming for that period, 1-4 inches of snow to 90% of the state. We see much heavier snows to the west and north, so we really dodge a bit of a bullet here, but still, it is more snow for later in the weekend that we had been looking for. This is a new wrinkle. Previously, we had been looking at most moisture coming out in a warm front scenario on Friday, and little action with the cold frontal passage. In fact, the cold front was not as dramatic in terms of temperature change. This change moves the best precipitation to the cold front passage for the last half of the weekend. It also can lead to a larger coverage area for snow.Bitter cold air is in for Monday. We expect subzero temps over most of the northern half to northwest quadrant of the state Monday morning. A slow moderation in temps comes for Tuesday, although temps stay chilly. Then Wednesday we see normal to above normal temps statewide, with most of the state above freezing for highs. Clouds are in for next Thursday, and we can’t rule out scattered light snow showers for next Thursday night (the 15th) into Friday, although the best chances for snow may be limited to the northern half to third of the state.The extended forecast is unchanged, with only 1 threat of precipitation coming for the 19th into the 20th. The system still looks strong, and we think we can see up to 1.5” of liquid equivalent precipitation.
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lazio agree personal terms with Chelsea fullback Zappacostaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio are a step closer to signing Chelsea fullback Davide Zappacosta.TMW says Lazio have agreed to cover Zappacosta’s €2m salary at Chelsea to bring him back to Italy.Lazio now hope to close a loan arrangement with Chelsea chiefs.The stumbling block is the form of the loan, Chelsea are demanding a obligatory permanent option, while Lazio would prefer a choice in signing Zappacosta permanently.The Italy fullback moved to Chelsea 18 months ago from Torino.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince on Tuesday announced plans to build a futuristic city run entirely on alternative sources of energy and said the ultraconservative kingdom must return to “moderate Islam.”The $500 billion “Neom” project , envisioned as a hub for technological innovation, will be funded by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, which the prince oversees, as well as the Saudi government and a range of private and international investors.“This place is not for conventional people or conventional companies,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an audience of investors from around the world gathered in the capital, Riyadh, on Tuesday. “This will be a place for the dreamers of the world.”It’s the latest surprise move by Saudi Arabia, a country that for decades was characterized by slow, cautious reforms, bureaucratic red tape and promises that fell short of target. The kingdom was forced to spring into action nearly three years ago after global energy prices fell by more than half, threatening to deplete Saudi foreign reserves and spending power by 2020.Now, the kingdom is on a mission to build the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to invest in projects like Neom. The aim is diversify revenue away from oil exports and create more jobs under a plan spearheaded by the crown prince known as Vision 2030 .No reform, however, was more disruptive to the old order than last month’s decision to lift the ban on women driving next summer. Saudi Arabia is also expected to bring back cinemas soon as it opens the ultraconservative country to more entertainment.Prince Mohammed defended these reforms at the conference on Tuesday, saying “we were not like this in the past.”“We want to go back to what we were: Moderate Islam,” the prince said during his rare public appearance. The heir to the throne said the kingdom will work to defeat extremist ideas and ensure that young Saudis live in harmony with the rest of the world.He was speaking on a panel that included business titans Stephen Schwarzman of U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Masayoshi Son of Japan’s technology conglomerate SoftBank.As panelist after panelist lavished praise on the 32-year-old prince for his “passion,” ”vision” and “enthusiasm,” he interjected, saying: “I’m one of 20 million people. I am nothing without them.”For many middle and lower-income Saudi families, the prince’s reform blueprint is long overdue.Most Saudis hold jobs with the government, where wages for many can average just a few hundred dollars a month. Still, the public sector wage bill eats up about half of the government’s total expenditure. As part of Vision 2030, the government plans to trim the public sector workforce by about 20 per cent while ensuring there are enough jobs in the private sector to keep up with demand.Over the next decade, an estimated 5 million young Saudis will enter the workforce, creating an urgent need for rapid job creation.Projects like Neom are focused on creating some of those jobs. The independent economic zone in the northwestern region of the country, near Egypt and Jordan, sits on 26,500 square kilometres (10,230 square miles) of untouched land along the Red Sea.The crown prince envisions it as a hub for innovation, where scientists would develop new technologies and investors would make healthy returns. It’s a place, he said, where drones, driverless cars and robotics might all work together to ensure there’s no traffic, for example.Prince Mohammed chose to unveil the project at the Future Investment Initiative conference being organized by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.The kingdom plans to transform the fund into the world’s largest by listing less than 5 per cent of state-owned oil giant Aramco on the Saudi stock exchange and an international exchange, and transferring ownership of Aramco to the Public Investment Fund, also known as PIF.Saudi Arabia says this could put some $2 trillion under PIF’s control— double that of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, which is currently the world’s largest.Speaking to Bloomberg TV on the sidelines of the conference, PIF Managing Director Yasir al-Rumayyan said the fund currently manages about $230 billion in assets.Recently, reports emerged that Saudi Arabia was considering holding off on the international portion of the Aramco IPO in favour of a private offering from a key investor like China. Saudi officials, however, insist Aramco is on track for listings as early as next year.Al-Rumayyan, who is also on the board of Aramco, addressed those concerns at the forum in Riyadh, saying: “Everything is on track, 2018 is our target.”___Batrawy reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — Mounties in Grande Prairie are investigating after a vehicle was allegedly damaged by a gunshot on Highway 40 south of the Swan City.On Tuesday morning at around 9:30, a vehicle was travelling southbound on Highway 40, two kilometres north of the Wapiti River bridge when the driver heard a loud noise and noticed the vehicle’s windshield had been damaged. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, but the damage to the windshield is believed to be from a firearm.This isn’t the first incident of shots fired south of Grande Prairie. Last October, three trucks were shot while driving along Highway 40, and in November another pickup truck was damaged by at least one bullet while travelling along the Forestry Trunk Road southeast of the city. Cpl. Shawn Graham with the Grande Prairie RCMP said that at this time, police do not believe this incident is connected to any previous incidents along that stretch of road.Police are asking anyone with information about the matter to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com
Senior center Trey McDonald is awarded a framed jersey during a Senior Night ceremony prior to a game against Wisconsin on March 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 72-48. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThis wasn’t how the regular season was supposed to end.It wasn’t how the Ohio State men’s basketball team wanted to send out its five seniors.But when the clock hit zero on Sunday at the Schottenstein Center, the Buckeyes were on the wrong end of a 72-48 blowout against the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers on senior day.“You don’t want to go out this way,” senior guard Shannon Scott said. “But we have got to put it behind us now. We know they’re a great team, we knew they were going to come here ready to play, but it’s a new season now.”OSU coach Thad Matta said the loss came as a slight shock to him, as he thought the Buckeyes had perhaps the best practice he had seen in his 11 years as a coach in Columbus the day before the game.“Honest to God, we had maybe the greatest practice I have ever had in March,” Matta said. “I actually went home and slept pretty well. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen.”Scott, who finished his final game at the Schottenstein Center with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, said the Buckeyes need to put the loss behind them and set their sights on the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled to start in Chicago on Wednesday.“We have no choice but to shake it off,” he said. “If we don’t shake it off right now, we’re gonna lose our very next game.”Despite the shellacking handed down by the Badgers, the Buckeyes earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament, and are set to take on the winner of Minnesota vs. Rutgers in the final Thursday night matchup.OSU, which holds a perfect 2-0 record against those teams this season, would face Michigan State if it could pull out a victory in its first game.With the conference table set, OSU coach Thad Matta said he hopes to get better production from his seniors, who shot just 6-of-24 collectively from the field in their final home game.“I think that experience is huge in March,” Matta said. “I want to get those guys playing their best basketball down this stretch and playing with a chip on their shoulder.”Not only will Matta need better production from his seniors, but also from his freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who said after the loss that he is not sure what to expect now that tournament play is here.“I don’t know anything about March, but I know anything can happen,” Russell said. “So I know just keeping the right attitude as a team and as a unit and a collective group, just keeping it free and an open mind that anything can happen, I feel like we’ll be successful.”Matta said although Russell hasn’t appeared in a post-season game in college, the Louisville, Ky., native has plenty of experience playing in big games.“I think he will be fine,” Matta said. “The guy has won two high school national championships before he got here. He knows what’s at stake and he will be ready to go.”What’s at stake for the Buckeyes is not only an opportunity to impress the voters for seeding in the NCAA Tournament, but also a chance at Big Ten supremacy. OSU has not won the Big Ten regular season title outright since 2011, and has not won a share since 2012.The Buckeyes did, however, take home the Big Ten Tournament hardware in 2013, the last time the conference tournament was played in Chicago.Four of OSU’s current five seniors were on that championship team, and three contributed to the title win two years ago.Matta said because of that experience, he still has faith in the Buckeyes and the senior class.“We’ve had great success in the Big Ten Tournament over our years here,” he said. “We have had great success in the NCAA Tournament. We need them.”
Fernando Torres has confirmed that he will be leaving Spain this summer, after announcing his departure from Atletico Madrid at the end of this seasonThe former Liverpool star has struggled to make an impact at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano this season and the arrival of Diego Costa in January has seen Torres fall further down the pecking order under head coach Diego Simeone.In light of his increasingly restricted opportunities at Atletico, Torres recently announced that he will be leaving his boyhood club for the second and final time at the end of the season with clubs from both the Chinese Super League and the Major Soccer League believed to be heavily interested in signing the 2010 World Cup winner.But Torres, while ruling out joining another club in Spain, did suggest to Cadena SER that he may be open to a move elsewhere in Europe.“I have not made the decision. I will say it as I have said: that I leave Atletico.” said the 34 year-old, according to Sky Sports.“I will not continue in Spain. Europe? I don’t know. One has an idea that can then change.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…Also looking likely to follow Torres in leaving Atletico this summer are Antoine Griezmann and goalkeeper Jan Oblak.While Torres is keen for the highly-rated duo to remain at the Spanish capital, he insisted that Atletico must prove their worth against Europe’s elite to convince the pair to stay.“I don’t know if he wants to stay. I do not speak with him about that. I would love it if he wanted to stay.” admitted Torres.“Griezmann has been third in the Ballon d’Or without winning titles. You have to offer him the possibility of winning them. He has to see Atletico at the level of the big [clubs].”And on Oblak, Torres said: “I have not seen a goalkeeper like him. He’s spectacular. I would do everything possible so that he stays. He will stay if the club lives up to his ambition.”
Mark Hughes has hailed Danny Ings after the striker scored in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Ings signed for Southampton from Liverpool on Deadline Day on a season-long loan, and he scored his second goal for the club at Selhurst Park and Hughes is pleased with his mentality.“He’s a good player. He’s got a lot of technical ability along with an eye for a goal which he’s always had in his career so it’s only early days.” Hughes told Sky Sports.“He didn’t train a great deal last week and he’s got a bit of an issue with a huge blister on the bottom of his foot that had to be numbed to allow him to play so he’s lacking a bit of match fitness.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“But goals are the lifeblood of strikers and he’s in a good place at the moment.”Mark Hughes then spoke of Southampton vital away win at Crystal Palace.He added: “They’ve got a lot of good players they can call upon but it was more about us being able to control the game for long periods.“Everybody is in a better frame of mind when you can win before an international break and we’ve been able to do it. That will help our confidence when everybody comes back in 10 days or so.”
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford believes he and his teammates will eventually master the style of new manager Marco Silva.The England international insists Everton’s players will continue working tirelessly on the training pitch to master Marco Silva’s demand for “easy on the eye” football.The Merseyside club are yet to lose a game so far in the current Premier League campaign with two wins and two draws to their name so far this season.However, Pickford, who made his 50th appearance for Everton in all competitions against Town, admits there is still work to be done to ensure Everton possess the tools to open up teams who come prepared to frustrate and limit the space for the Blues’ forwards to operate.“It doesn’t happen overnight but that is why we train hard every day at USM Finch Farm,” he told the club’s official website.“If we continue to do that, hopefully it makes it easier on a Saturday afternoon.”Everton still keen on signing Juve’s Moise Kean Obinna Echi – July 28, 2019 Everton are still pushing for the signature of Juventus striker Moise Kean despite the Italian champions insisting they’d only sanction the deal with a…“It will take a bit of time. The manager has come in and wants us to play good football that is easy on the eye. We have got the ability and the capability to do that. We have got to trust ourselves and if we do that, it will make it easier.“We are frustrated to concede from a set play – hopefully we can sort that out. We have been working hard on them and the gaffer is massive on set plays.“We have scored a couple of goals from them but we’ll be working hard [defending set plays]. If we can carry on scoring them at one end and start keeping them out at the other, that is how you can win games.”The Toffees go in to the first international break of the campaign unbeaten in their first five games, having scored 10 goals in the process. But Pickford knows Everton must ensure they continue to develop when the squad reconvenes after the international fixtures.“We are still unbeaten which is good. But we wanted a win on Saturday and in every game we play. We didn’t get beaten and that is a little positive from the game but we should have taken three points.“In terms of our home record, we need to be getting three points out of games like that.