LONDON (AP):Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend’s absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch yesterday.Costa marked his return to the side for his 100th Chelsea appearance by scoring the opener in a 2-0 victory over Hull that sent the Premier League leaders eight points clear.After netting his 52nd Chelsea goal from close range at the end of the first half, the league’s joint-top scorer alluded to all the speculation surrounding his Chelsea future by performing a chatter gesture with his hands while celebrating.Publicly, Chelsea said Costa missed last Saturday’s game at Leicester due to a back injury. What manager Antonio Conte did not dispute was that the striker was dropped over a dispute with the coaching staff amid suggestions of a big-money offer from China.”It’s important Diego played a good game,” Conte said. “I hope with this game to finish the speculation about him, about Chelsea, about me and him. We showed we are a team with great unity.”FREE KICKCosta’s 15th goal of the campaign came in the seventh minute of stoppage time, the result of a lengthy delay after a clash of heads between Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and Ryan Mason which led to the Hull midfielder being carried off on a stretcher as oxygen was administered before being taken to the hospital.Cahill was able to remain on the field and he headed in Chelsea’s second in the 81st minute after getting on the end of a free kick from Cesc Fabregas.While Hull are next from bottom in the standings after a ninth straight away loss, Chelsea opened up an eight-point advantage over Arsenal.It was a fiery end to a game that witnessed two penalties in stoppage time and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger pushing the fourth official.Arsenal went into additional time leading through Shkodran Mustafi’s header but with 10 men after Granit Xhaka was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Steven Defour in the 66th minute.Wenger’s heated confrontation with the fourth official came as he tried to watch the rest of the game from near the tunnel after being sent off.That came as Andre Gray looked to have snatched a point when he netted from the spot after substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes. Wenger’s mood was lifted in the seventh minute of stoppage time when Arsenal was awarded a penalty for Ben Mee’s high foot challenge on Laurent Koscielny.
Dear Editor,It is very disgusting that the APNU/AFC coalition Government is trying to subdue and implicate Bharrat Jagdeo in making an inflammatory statement at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice. The Opposition Leader was at the time addressing the massive crowd gathered to commemorate the birth and death anniversaries of the late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan.Jagdeo must be complimented for enlightening the residents of Region Six and the entire Guyana that they must not allow this illegal, disrespectful, undemocratic group of people to wastefully use taxpayers’ monies to benefit themselves when they are not allowed to constitutionally. This statement by Jagdeo “to chase them out of the communities” is justifiable, because this group of political ‘drunkies’ in Government is so much addicted to the benefits that they are refusing to uphold and respect the Constitution despite their oath of office. Guyanese must be very much appreciative for the strength and resilience that the Opposition Leader is showing against this APNU/AFC Government that is quickly becoming a dictatorship Government. If Jagdeo does not stand up to this Government, we will find our country returning to the dark days of the PNC. The people of Region Six are in full support of your statement, Mr Jagdeo, so do not be distracted, keep the pressure on these ‘ political drunkies’, do not allow them to destroy Guyana.Regards,Zamal Hussain
Business Minister, with responsibility for tourism, Dominic Gaskin told stakeholders at the Department of Tourism’s Regional Tourism Planning Business Session that with the current projections the tourism industry is expected to bring in more foreign currency than the sugar industry. He also appealed to the stakeholders to ensure that they begin to change their mind-sets to further develop Guyana’s tourism product.According to the Minister, Guyana is moving towards nature tourism and the challenges in marketing that product are tremendous. Therefore, a National Tourism Policy was drafted to provide a comprehensive approach to maximise the benefits of the tourism industry.Minister with responsibility for tourism, Dominic Gaskin“We are projecting about 240,000 visitors to Guyana for this year as I said not necessarily eco-tourists, but wherever they are coming from, they are our tourists and they are spending money in our economy. If each of those 240,000 spend US$500 in our economy, you can do the math that is US$120,000, in our economy. It is certainly more than sugar is earning and sugar is considered an important national industry…everyone takes sugar seriously and here is a sector that is earning more than sugar even in its infant stage,” Gaskin stated.He said it was important that the stakeholders understand what the Government planned to do in the industry. He said every administrative region has its own structure and economy and as such, the Government needed to take an integrated approach when dealing with the advancement of the tourism sector.“Every region has its own structure, has its own economy, has its own stakeholders and tourism attraction. We want to engage the regions, so rather than us saying to you that we want to build on this or that, we want to hear what you think the tourism opportunities are in your regions because you know your region better than we do and that is what this series of engagement is all about,” the Minister stated.Meanwhile, Director General of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair explained that the activity aimed to produce a final register of endorsed tourism hotspots throughout the country. He added that the consultation process has been ongoing for the past four months.The workshop is part of a series of workshops that were conducted in every administrative region. The various regions were asked to identify their tourism hotspots, which they did and submitted to the Department of Tourism. Following the submission, the Government will now develop a programme to enhance the sites to improve the overall product.
…company’s Xmas promotion “Six Fuh Six” competition kicks offTwo new Honda products are now available at Marics and Company Limited’s Honda Department, adding to the complement and wide range of Honda products that Marics and Company Limited sells to the Guyanese market as the company officially launched its Christmas promotion on Friday.Marics and Company Limited’s General Manager, Anand KalladeenAccording to the company’s General Manager, Anand Kalladeen, the Honda brand has proven durable over the years and the new outboard engines and brush cutters will live up to the test.“At Marics, we offer quality products and exceptional customer service. Honda products are known for its high quality and eco-friendly. Marics will continue to offer new products as it becomes available. Today (Friday) we are extremely happy to launch the new brush cutter as we have here and a wide range of outboard engines displayed on the other side there to our Honda portfolio.”Some of the Honda outboard engines and Honda brush cutters now available at the Marics and Company Limited Honda DepartmentHe reiterated that his company will continue to provide the best after-sales services to its customers.“Marics and Company Limited has been a part of the Guyana for over 50 years. It is truly the home of Honda in Guyana. We take pride in helping our communities develop, caring for the environment, at Honda, starts with a simple desire to leave blue skies for our children…as a company, we will continue to provide the best after-sales service to our customer.”Meanwhile, Marketing and Sales Manager, Anjanie Hackett stated that the company is already in the Christmas mood and as such, it has already launched its Christmas promotion called “Six for Six.”“And the reason for that theme is because we are giving out six Honda brush cutters and we are giving out six Honda generators and that is the reason we say six for six. And so all customers have to do to enter the Christmas promotion is shop $6000 and over and you will get a coupon. And with that coupon you are going to enter to have a chance to win, every two weeks there will be a draw.”She added that each draw will result in two lucky winners who will receive either a Honda brush cutter or a Honda outboard engine. There are six draws scheduled, and the promotion commenced on Friday, October 4, 2019, and ends on December 31, 2019. The last draw is slated for January 3, 2019.
By Ramona LuthiSeveral homes in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), were without power on Monday afterThe affected power poles along the Diamond Housing Scheme main roadheavy winds almost uprooted five utility poles along the access road.According to residents about 11:30h, a heavy and unexpected force of wind struck the area resulting in five poles almost toppling, one after the other. One of the collapsed poles ended up on the roof of a house in the area.No one was injured, however.“All we hear is hard hard singing ah the breeze and then blam, we see the posts them start fall one after the other. Then when one of the post hit da house, it stop lean,” one resident recounted.The residents asserted that there was no spark or blow out of the transformer due to this collapse.When Guyana Times visited the area, Guyana Power and Light (GPL) workers were already there and had commenced replacing the poles.One GPL representative who asked to remain anonymous told this publication that electricity was expected to be restored by Monday evening.
The clinics will feature lessons in both English and Western disciplines, as well as walking and trotting lessons for children, which begin at noon.This weekend’s clinic is at maximum capacity, but is a great way for people interested in future clinics to see what kinds of lessons are offered.Both Saturday and Sunday’s clinics begin at 8 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m.- Advertisement –
A church was planning a Sunday moment of silence for what the pastor called a model member of his congregation: a wild turkey. The turkey, which died last week after being hit by a car, regularly attended Sunday services and greeted people as they arrived, said the Rev. James Huff, pastor of Lambs United Methodist Church in St. Clair County, Mich. “He would kind of wait for me to come in,” Huff told the Times Herald of Port Huron. “He knew when I got there. Service was about to begin, and then he would sit on one lady’s car until we were done.” The animal had been hanging around since late last year and quickly became known for its fearless attitude. Some people said it showed up every morning at the community’s bus stop and chased children. Others enjoyed watching the bird strut down the street, trying to impress female turkeys. “We’ve got so many pictures of it,” said Douglas Bishop, the church’s music director. “It was like our mascot.”
Pouce Coupe Community Centre, 5010 52 Avenue, Pouce Coupe Rolla Traditional School, 5167 405 Street, Rolla Tate Creek School/Community Hall, 15439 Frontage Road, Tomslake Tower Lake Community Hall, 5018 226 Road, Tower Lake Advanced voting will take place on February 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from February 17 to 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the PRRD office in Dawson Creek.Advertisement Doe River Community Hall, 3816 Rolla Road, Doe River Kelly Lake Community Centre, 107 Kelly Lake Road, Kelly Lake parklandElementary School, 5104 Parkland Road, Farmington Peace River Regional District office, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek Advertisement A byelection will be held on February 22, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling stations will be available at the following locations: Bessborough Community Hall, 6888 243 Road, Bessborough – Advertisement -Cutbank Community Hall, 13514 Highway 52N, Fellers Heights Devereaux Elementary School, 4584 208 Road, Arras Advertisement The successful candidate will fill the position until December 2014.
0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans cheering their team. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan – After a two-day CAF inspection, GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards have been given the nod to host Madagascar’s Fosa Juniors FC at Bukhungu Stadium in the first-leg of Confederation Cup on the weekend of February 9.This was confirmed by AFC Leopards boss, Dan Mule who told Capital Sport that the CAF inspectors were satisfied with the venue and that they are just waiting official report. “We are going to play in Western (Bukhungu Stadium) and its good news that CAF have given us permission because we have a lot of support from the area. The CAF inspectors were in Bukhungu on Monday and Tuesday, so we are just waiting for official report but all is positive,” Mule confirmed.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) in a past KPL match.Photo/FILEEarlier there was uncertainty over the venue with reports indicating that AFC had opted for Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos due to lack of funds to facilitate a CAF inspector visit to the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County, but the chairman said that all is well now.The development comes as good news to the club since they will enjoy home support where Ingwe command a huge following.-AFC down KCCA-AFC Leopards’ Joseph Kuria tussles with KCCA’s Musana Hassan. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIngwe have continued to fly high in their pre-season after beating visitors KCCA from Uganda 2-1 in a friendly match played on Wednesday afternoon at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.New signings impressed for the Robert Matano coached side with Joseph Kuria opening the scoring after Marvin Nabwore provide a cross before another new blood in the team, Jeffery Odeny sealed the win five minutes from time after connecting a measured cross from Prince Arko.This was AFC’s fourth successive pre-season win after registering wins against Gikambura FC, Bidco United and Thika United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Harry Kane scored his first club goal of the season as Tottenham thrashed Manchester City at White Hart Lane.City took the lead midway through the first half when Kevin de Bruyne netted his third goal in as many games but were hit by a stunning Spurs comeback. Tottenham responded emphatically, equalising just before half-time through Eric Dier before going on to dominate in the second half and secure their third straight league win and condemn City to successive defeats. Toby Alderweireld capitalised on Willy Caballero’s mis-judgement to put Tottenham ahead before Kane and Erik Lamela completed a chastening afternoon for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.City were looking to get their league campaign back on track in north London after their setback at home to West Ham last weekend but had to make do without Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart, who were named on the bench due to injury worries.However, those late changes had no bearing on City’s start. Sergio Aguero, who scored five goals against Mauricio Pochettino’s side last term, tried to bend an effort into the bottom corner but Hugo Lloris was equal to his shot and tipped behind.In the 25th minute, City carved Tottenham open on the counter-attack to convert their early dominance into a lead. A typically lung-bursting run from Toure stretched Spurs’ defence and the Ivorian slipped in De Bruyne, who calmly tucked past Lloris.Raheem Sterling could have doubled City’s advantage soon after but was denied by another sprawling save from Lloris to claw away the winger’s low strike.Spurs grew into the contest, though. Kane, determined to end his goal drought, shot just wide and then forced Caballero to beat away his left-foot drive.Then, on the stroke of half-time, Tottenham were level. Kyle Walker was found down the right in an offside position but the linesman failed to raise his flag and the right-back drove a cross to Son Heung-Min, who was denied by a superb block by Caballero. But City failed to clear and Dier rifled an effort in off the post from 25 yards.The momentum was with the home side now and they took the lead four minutes into the second half. Lamela’s free-kick was met by Alderweireld and he nodded into an empty net with Caballero stuck in no man’s land.Then the moment Kane and Tottenham fans were waiting for came on the hour. Christian Eriksen’s free-kick crashed against the bar and the England forward was on-hand to tap home the rebound.City came close to reducing the arrears six minutes later when Jesus Navas crashed an effort towards the top corner but Lloris made an acrobatic save to deny the substitute.That was the closest City came to finding a way back into the game and the much-maligned Lamela silenced his doubters in the 79th minute, latching on to Clinton Njie’s pass before keeping his composure to fire past Caballero. Harry Kane