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Salah penalty completes dramatic turnaround after shock Kane opener

first_imgMIND the gap.Liverpool, operating on a different level to Tottenham when they won the Champions League, are pulling clear of the pack.4 Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah both scored as Liverpool came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1Credit: Getty ImagesThis was more of the same, recovering from Harry Kane’s first minute goal to record a 12th successive victory at Anfield.Spurs, languishing in mid-table, 16 points behind the Premier League leaders, are already out of the conversation.The chatter is all about Liverpool and their iron-will to churn out wins after Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah saw them home.Salah got the winner, drilling in a 75th minute penalty to keep Manchester City at bay, at least for another couple of games.City are chasing hard, but it is wins like this for Liverpool, dogging it out in the end, that has put them on this title-winning streak.Their biggest challenge was to find a way past Paulo Gazzaniga after his threat to stop everything coming his way.This fill-in for Hugo Lloris, crocked during their 3-0 hiding at Brighton, was taking on all-comers in the first half.Salah, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander and Sadio Mane went every which way to try to find a way past him.He played like a trialist, flinging himself at everything as seasoned internationals smashed balls goalbound.4 Harry Kane puts Spurs ahead at Anfield after just one minuteCredit: ReutersAfter captain Kane put Spurs in to an unscripted lead 47 seconds in, it was down to Gazzaniga to weigh in with a worldie.Kane had steered in a rebound with his head, reacting quickest when Son Heung-Min’s long-ranger smacked invitingly off the upright.The dirty work had been done by Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, with the pair heaving away in the engine room to set up the surprise chance.Kane seized on it, as shocked as anyone when he was allowed to put Spurs in to a lead they were never going to keep.At least this Harry loves the media spotlight.His adoring public wanted a piece of him and his loyal subjects in the Spurs side were soon celebrating alongside him.They knew what was to follow.For the next 89 and a bit minutes, the Premier League leaders attacked from every possible angle.Liverpool only know two speeds – fast, and very fast – after setting the pace at the head of the field.Chances came from every attack, with Gazzaniga’s double save from Salah and Firmino the pick of the first half.A Van Dijk effort was also tipped over, Alexander-Arnold’s dipper was turned away and Mane’s header was directed wide.There was no relief.4 Henderson bagged an equaliser for Liverpool in the 52nd minuteCredit: EPASissoko was booked for shoving Andy Robertson in the chest and Rose followed him when he chopped Henderson.Liverpool were out for goals and they knew that one – and then another – would soon be on the way.They survived Son’s 48th minute chance, when the Spurs man hit the bar from a tight angle after rounding Alisson.Spurs needed to score it.Four minutes later Liverpool were level after Henderson sent in the original cross from the right.Spurs failed to clear, with Fabinho popping the ball back in for Henderson to drive in the equaliser off his left boot.It is nearly four years since the captain scored at Anfield, far too long for a player coming under pressure for his place.James Milner, the Ox and Naby Keita are all vying for his spot in Liverpool’s midfield.That is to be decided on another day.The main talking point is Liverpool’s win, established when spaghetti legs Serge Aurier conceded a penalty.Something was brewing in that Spurs defence because Henderson was in over-drive down that right wing.He was operating as another forward, adding to the pressure on these tiring Tottenham defenders.In the end, the winner came from the other wing.Aurier followed Mane around the penalty area before his legs finally gave way and he upended the Liverpool forward.A minute later, when Salah finally began his bendy run-up, the league leaders went in front.Gazzaniga was unmoved, beaten in a game of bluff when Salah smacked his effort beyond the Spurs keeper.His run-up is so hard to read, emerging from a sea of red bodies on the edge of the area to pick his spot.It was his last significant touch because Liverpool’s match-winner was hobbling off with a sore ankle five minutes later.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubThe game was in the bag by then, with Spurs barely able to muster the sort of attack that could lead to an improbable equaliser.That was never likely here because Liverpool are far too good at the minute.Well, certainly too good for Tottenham.4 Salah made sure Liverpool took home all three points with a penaltyCredit: EPALiverpool condemn fans’ ‘highly offensive’ banner of Divock Origi before Genk clashlast_img read more

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Iraola says there will be changes in the eleven with respect to Cádiz

first_imgQualifying for the next round of the Cup and drawing in the added in the field of the leader after climbing two goals of disadvantage have been a great mood injection For a staff that continues to maintain permanence as a priority objective: “There have been two tough and demanding away games, one went to the extension and the other lasted 98 minutes. At the mood level the team is well and with confidence to play against an opponent that comes with a good run of results. Defensively they are stronger and have always been a fearsome team. ”Iraola highlights the good moment of Zaragoza before facing the shock of Anduva. The main threat is in the offensive plot with Colombian striker Luis Suarez as protagonist: “Mark the differences against all teams. He is a player with a decisive change of pace and if you leave room behind your back, it hurts you. He always has two or three quite clear occasions. More than the brand of the centrals themselves, the team has to be well in order to receive as few balls as possible ”. On Wednesday he faced a tough commitment to the leader from the category that left a good taste in the mouth after the draw and three days later he will face another promotion candidate like Zaragoza. The coach of Mirandés, Andoni Iraola, says that there will be changes forced by the accumulated fatigue to measure the Aragonese team: “We have not yet started to prepare the game with the players. Some are quite tired, but it is what it is. It is the calendar we have. Seeing how some player finished the last game, it will be difficult for us to have everyone to repeat like the other day. ”The preparation of the duel will be different than usual. Prima give rest to the players so that they arrive in the best possible conditions for tomorrow’s appointment. “We will work with the video and more as an information because the legs have to be saved. The capacity of the players cannot be spent training. Rest well, eat well and be prepared for another demanding game, ”says the coach from Gipuzkoa. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 17, 2020last_img read more

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1×1 of Barcelona: Messi does not need to score to be the best

first_imgMessi: Still unmarked, but no damn missing it. His performance in the field is a work of art in every way. He gave an assistance to Griezmann to open the can, he was about to score three times, but sometimes bad luck and sometimes Soria ended up breaking all his chances. He drew some dribbles that must be seen two or three times to see if it is real or a cartoon. He tried in all ways, with a petroleum jelly, with a head and a shot tight to the square, but the goal continues to be denied.Griezmann: He did the most important thing in a match: open the can. Although much of the goal was thanks to a pass to the first touch with Messi included spout, that the French took advantage of with a soft ‘chopped’ to goalkeeper Soria. But then wasted once and a thousand times before Soria, some so frank and clear that they even hurt to see.Fati: The canterano continues to demonstrate that he has talent and quality in abundance to be in the first team. He made plays that raised the ovation of the stands and was about to score with a strong and dry shot that cleared Soria with troubles. After Messi, he is the most unbalanced player the team has. People also appreciate your impudence. He saw a yellow one for slowing his departure when he was replaced.CHANGES:Junior: Great side game, if not the best of this season. He rose with impudence and power for his band, generating the second goal after a great assistance to Sergi Roberto. He also gave Griezmann a silver plate goal, which he sent to the clouds incomprehensibly.Rakitic: The public cheers him every time he leaves, but the Croatian does not respond to the public with play. It remains in a state more than worrying.Arturo vidal: He had a few minutes, but at least he fought. Ter Stegen: He made the statue on Angel’s volley goal, but then he took a providential hand to another Angel shot, avoiding the goal in the same line and removing the ball from Mata when he was about to finish. The respectable does not like that the game is always based on passing the ball to the German goalkeeper and so let the coach know, whistling on more than one occasion.Sergi Roberto: He played his part playing on this occasion as a right back. The truth is that in the case of the player of Reus the versatility is no bluff because Setién puts him in each game in a different place. He finished the game exhausted after an impressive waste of powers. He also had his prize with a great goal after a huge attendance of Junior.Pique: The Catalan central is a real life insurance in defense. Perfect in anticipation and placement, he avoided many transition plays of the opponent. He was also very attentive in the air game and in the side centers. Its presence today is essential to strengthen the defensive line.Umtiti: From less to more. After a bleak start, with turnovers and bulk errors, which ended with the lack of Nyon, which ended up scoring, but the VAR canceling the action by an obvious nudge. From here, the player was reset and offered an improved version, with good ball movements and greater forcefulness in his game. We will see if it is just a mirage or will have more regularity in your game.Sunrise: Bad luck for the left side, which in the 17th minute had to be removed from the injured field in the right leg abductor. It was the player himself who requested the field after an accidental play in which he ran after a ball. Junior replaced him.Sergio Busquets: It remains one of the most benefited by the Setién board. This accumulation of passes in the midfield enlarges his figure in the field, although he also ends up pointing at specific moments when he loses a ball. On this occasion he was tired of recovering divided balls and offering solutions and ball outings.From Jong: The Dutchman was very gray. With little presence in the game and having difficulties for circulation. A very discreet match. Arthur: The Brazilian complied with the file and little else. Bureaucratic game yours, without risking ever, doing a restrained job but without any brilliance. We are still waiting for something else.last_img read more

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Advantage: SMB

first_imgView comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims The Beermen turned a close game into a rout in the first six minutes of the final quarter with Heruela capping a 17-3 run with three free throws for a 92-71 advantage. Adding to the Hotshots’ misery was Santos’ trey to beat the shot clock, prompting celebrations with still 3:31 remaining in the game.“The one-week break worked in our favor,” said Leo Austria. “We were able to recharge, refocus and recuperate especially with Marcio (Lassiter) and Chris Ross. The key here is we were able to match their energy. But this is a game of adjustments. We need two more wins.”The Hotshots did get 15 points from Paul Lee, but the explosive guard injured his finger in the second half. Mark Barroca had 22 points, but Ian Sangalang, who opened the series with 29 points in a 105-103 win, struggled with just six points this time.Despite San Miguel’s supposed dominance in the series, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero isn’t ready to concede just yet.“We need to find ways to match up the second group of San Miguel,” he said. “We did a good job defending June Mar and Arwind but the problem is the other guys stepping up. It’s just hard to beat San Miguel with their firepower. But we will not stop until we find ways to stop them.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters China out to dominate Tagaytay chess tourney MOST READ Marcio Lassiter tossed 24 points and Arwind Santos pumped in 14 points as they joined forces with reserves Brian Heruela, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Gabby Espinas in ripping the game wide open for the Beermen, who flaunted their incredible firepower anew.“The key was matching their energy because of our second unit,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.“We opted to let them stay until the last two minutes of the game. If they continue to step up, we have a good chance of winning [the series].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHeruela came off the bench to contribute 11 points with eight coming in the fourth quarter, while another key reserve, Gabby Espinas played his best game of the tournament, adding nine points, as the Beermen moved to within a couple of victories from a fourth All-Filipino crown.“We have to give credit to our second group because they really stepped up,” said Fajardo, who already had 21 points after three periods. “I had a good breather. I just hope every game is like this. “ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With the shot clock winding down, San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos picked up an errant pass near half court, dribbled to the top of the key and knocked in a triple for a 21-point lead with less than four minutes remaining.Even with reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo resting on the bench, the Beermen can’t do anything wrong in the final period as they used one of their trademark offensive outbursts for an emphatic 111-87 victory over Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night and a 2-1 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is dealing with anxiety

first_img“The biggest thing is that I feel good and talking to my doctor one of my happy places is the playoffs. That’s a good thing. So I do feel great, though.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr reached out to Lue to offer his best. Kerr missed time, including during last season’s championship run, because of debilitating complications from a pair of back surgeries after the 2015 title.Kerr said he spoke by phone and traded text messages with Lue.“I just tried to share some of my experience when I was out last year,” Kerr said. “The main message was you can’t allow what feels like the enormity of the job to interfere with your health and your recovery and whatever you need to do. I just told him the team will still be there when you get back. But sometimes I think in this job, because there is so much passion from the fan bases and because everybody wants to win so badly, it feels bigger than it really is. So just kind of a reminder that we’re playing a sport. Get better.”ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue answers questions before the start of an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is being treated for anxiety, saying before Game 1 of the NBA Finals that the pressure-packed playoffs bring him so much joy.He also realizes there are so many people dealing with challenges in life, so his story may help others.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lue took a leave of absence on March 19 for health reasons and when he returned April 5 acknowledged he experienced “piercing” chest pains during two games this season.“A lot of people are going through a lot of different things,” Lue said Thursday at Oracle Arena. “Just being able to cope with it and understand that there’s a lot of different people that have reached out since yesterday, I guess, and told me they experienced some of the same things.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 41-year-old Lue said he has heard from many people offering support since his ESPN interview during which he revealed the anxiety, noting he didn’t intend to reveal so much.“To be honest, I messed up,” Lue said. “I didn’t even really know I said it. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Nimba Rioters’ Case Goes to Buchanan Court

first_imgSanniquellie Criminal Court has accepted a request by the prosecutors to move the case of 12 persons accused of damaging millions of United States dollars’ worth of properties within ArcelorMittal’s concession area in Nimba County, to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Prosecutors had contended and claimed that the prospective jurors would set the defendants free if the case is tried in Nimba County. Sanniquellie is the capital city of Nimba County. ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, which has most of its Liberia operations in Nimba.Article 21 (H) of the 1986 Liberian Constitution guarantees that a criminal trial “shall be held in the vicinity where the said crimes shall have been committed,” and to assure the right to a trial “by an impartial jury of the vicinity or county wherein the crime shall have been committed.”But the Supreme Court has held that these place-of-trial provisions sometimes have to yield in order to comply with the “Due Process of Law” particularly if “extraordinary local prejudice will prevent a fair trial.” In some cases, a fair trial means a somewhat distant trial, and the defendant has the right to waive geographic protections that, in certain cases, become burdens to neutral justice.In their request for change of venue, the prosecutors argued that the case be decided  outside of Nimba County,  where the crime had taken place, avoiding the jurors  trying the defendants in the very area that they had allegedly  destroyed millions of United States dollars worth of properties of the company.    They also argued that doing so would grant the state the legal relief necessary to assure a fair trial.    Interestingly, the request was   granted by the court after the defense team interposed no objection.  The case is widely seen as one where the real battle between prosecutors and defense will come at the sentencing stage of the trial when the jury will determine whether or not to find the defendants guilty.The 12 persons were charged in early July 2014 with multiple charges, including rioting and armed robbery. All have consistently denied taking part in the commission of such crimes when they appeared before several courts, including the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice.They were among 41 persons, who were allegedly involved in the riots and were subsequently released on bail.Initially, the defense team’s request for bail to allow the defendants to be temporarily released from further detention at the Monrovia Central Prison was denied by the court.The court had said that the crimes levy against them are capital offense and are non-bailable. Under the law, a suspect is usually allowed to get out of jail by posting bail unless he or she is accused of a capital crime.A capital crime is a crime such as murder, rape, or armed robbery that is punishable by long prison sentences, life imprisonment, or death. Bail, or surety, is generally denied by the courts for defendants accused of these types of crime. In many cases, bail is also denied if the defendant is a repeat offender or if the crime is a violent one. Also, bail is a certain amount of money or property value that must be posted with the court.The defendants are also accused of setting ablaze  ArcelorMittal’s properties, including several pieces of mining equipment, a locomotive train, and made away with several valuable items. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NEC to Rerun Elections in Two Nimba Districts

first_imgVoters in line in the town of TeahplayDue to fraud and discrepanciesDue to fraud and discrepancies in two of the electoral districts in Nimba County, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has instructed a rerun of the election in five of the polling places. They will include one polling place in the town of Dulay in District #3 and Beo Bongaplay in District # 4.According to the Magistrate of Upper Nimba, Princeton Monmiah, the presiding officer of one of the polling places in Dulay was caught with six ballot papers, already checked in favor of a particular candidate, while in the town of Beo Bongaplay the voters disrupted the process after one of the four polling places did not open.The magistrate said a Presiding Officer, identified as Josephus Cooper, has been placed behind bars awaiting court trial.The rerun, he said, will take place in the two towns tomorrow, October 17.Tension has been high in the two areas since the holding of the October 10 elections, where voters went on the rampage and held some of the security agents assigned with polling staff hostage demanding their validated stamps.Presiding officer displaying the box to poll watchers and observer to show it is empty, before voting startedA similar problem was also reported in District # 5 where several voters could not vote due to lack of direction from polling staff at the Buutuo Public School polling precinct, but the magistrate said there has been no report from that end.A Women’s Situation Room observer, Alice Gbahn, described seeing voters leaving because there was no one to direct or lead them to the polling places where they were supposed to cast their ballots.She said although the polling places were closed at about 7 p.m., several voters who were still waiting to vote were denied by the presiding officer because it was after the stipulated time.There was also a complaint from the towns of Glarlay and Teahplay, where many voters could not vote because there was no one to direct them to the right place to vote.“We faced too much problem,” said an elderly man. “When we went to this line, they will say our names were not there; if you went there, the same, we got tired.”In another development, tensions were high in the town of Madiaplay when some ballot boxes were discovered by voters in the town chief’s house.The voters accused the town chief of keeping extra boxes to aid candidates. Angry voters blocked the major road, but it was later clarified by Magistrate Princeton Monmiah that the boxes in question were empty boxes that they could not fit in the car that was transporting them to Sanniquellie.“People were misinformed about what was going on, but the situation has been put under control at last,” he said.There is still confusion in other districts in Nimba, with claims and counter-claims of victory by several candidates.In Saclepea District # 7, there were a series of discrepancies reported, where two of the candidates, Evan Koah and Paul Tuazama, have reported candidate Roger Domah to the NEC for manipulating the process. Evan Koah has threatened to take the matter to the Supreme Court if the NEC fails to amicably resolve the dispute.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CH&PA awaiting funding for Broad Street squatters relocation – Saul

first_imgChief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Lelon Saul, said the Housing Authority has already commenced preparatory works to have squatters at Broad and Lombard Streets relocated but noted that they are awaiting Government funding.Some 68 adults and 100 children are living in the area under severe poverty and the land belongs to a private individual, who has been granted a judgement against the squatters in the High Court. They were supposed to be relocated to Barnwell North, East Bank Demerara, but the residents of Mocha Arcadia held protests over the relocation.A section of the squatting settlementHowever, the CH&PA has since indicated that Barnwell North is an inappropriate relocation site due to the soil condition.“Additionally the residents of Mocha Arcadia; we did get some resistance from the residents and the President had asked that we put the project on hold pending the outcome of the CoI into ancestral land. Notwithstanding the request of the President, we have deemed the location inappropriate and we decided to look at another location,” Saul said in February.He revealed the new relocation site to be in the Cummings Lodge area, on the East Coast of Demerara and added that physical relocation will commence as soon as October.“In relation to the development at Cummings Lodge, we have initiated the process and we are currently awaiting funding from Central Government. Where I speak (in relation to the process) is in terms of preparation of project documents and so on,” Saul said on Wednesday.When asked about whether the Food For The Poor (FFTP) organisation is still on board with the relocation project, Saul related that they are continuing to engage the organisation and still have their commitment to aid in the relocation process.The Department of Housing in collaboration with FFTP was expected to construct 72 homes for the squatters. FFTP will be contributing $42 million and the Ministry is expected to match that. Each home is expected to cost $1.2 million and Minister with responsibility for Housing Valarie Patterson-Yearwood said they are working out a plan with the prospective owners for them to stand the cost of water meters, among other things.The squatting area came to public attention after former Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence led a team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the area as part of their first country visit to Guyana.last_img read more

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Teen critical after Ituni trail accident

first_imgA 15-year-old Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway resident is now battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after the vehicle in which he was travelling collided with a lumber truck.Injured is Randy James. Reports are James was seated in the left front seat of vehicle GSS 6179 with trailer TXX 8434.Guyana Times understands that James, and 19-year-old Danieram Persaud of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was driving the vehicle, were proceeding east along the Ituni trail when they stopped to inspect the lorry.Persaud had reportedly parked the vehicle and exited to do the inspection when suddenly the vehicle began moving forward.The vehicle ended up striking another lorry carrying lumber which was parked some distance ahead.As a result of the accident, a log from the second vehicle struck James to his right side causing him to sustain injuries to his right shoulder and rib cage.He was picked up and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was treated and transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital. The Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

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18 months’ jail for man who assaulted stepson

first_imgNineteen-year-old Navindra Lall appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Courts on Wednesday to answer to an assault charge.The defendant, of Agriculture Road, Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), is said to have abused his stepson while he was under the influence of alcohol.At the first court appearance, Lall pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on October 29, 2019, he assaulted the lad so as to cause him actual bodily harm.Lall was placed on bail by the Magistrate but he could not have afforded to post same and as such, he remained on remand until the hearing and determination of his trial.The State Prosecutor called five witnesses to testify in the matter. They included the victim’s mother, two neighbours, a probation officer, and a Police Officer.According to the mother of the three-year-old victim, she has two sons, one of whom Lall fathers.The woman told the court that throughout her relationship with Lall, he always had an issue with the 3-year-old child making noise.The woman added that on October 29, 2019, she left the two children in the care of Lall and went to work. However, she later received a telephone call that Lall had locked the children outside and that they were crying.Upon reaching home, she indicated that her two sons were outside along with the Police and her neighbours. Lall later stated that he had fallen asleep in the veranda.The mother of two told the court that her son’s eyes had bloodshot. Upon enquiring, she was told that Lall had beaten him. However, the accusation was denied by the defendant, the mother testified.As such, the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) was contacted by neighbours who visited the home the following day.Lall was subsequently charged for assaulting the child who was taken into custody of the CCPA.Meanwhile, Lall told the court that he was imbibing with his landlord and another man on the day in question. He said that he later became intoxicated and fell asleep on the veranda, leaving the children unattended.Lall was being cross-examined by the Prosecutor and told the court that he could not recall if he hit the child since he was drunk.According to Magistrate George, there is sufficient evidence against the accused of the offence with which he was charged.She pointed out that since he was left to care for the two children, the court would not be lenient with him.In imposing the custodial sentence, the Magistrate took into consideration the prevalence of child abuse in society and the fact that Lall was under the influence of alcohol.last_img read more

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