3 killed, 16 injured in Essequibo Coast smashup

first_img– 4 air-dashed to GPHBy Indrawattie NatramThree persons are now dead and 16 others hospitalised following a head-on collision between a minibus andThe damaged carcar at Richmond Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam). Dead are Esan Cornette, 19, of Darthmouth Public Road; Gavin Lawrie, 19, of Better Hope and Levon Grey, 45, also of Darthmouth Village on the Essequibo Coast.Those injured are Maxton Lawrie, Anil Marks, Alvin Stephen, Ruel Lawrie, Glenford Stephen, Stephen Benn, Kevon Clay, Navin Radesh, Trevon John, Delroy Barranton, Lancel Seizer, Rovon Johnson, Ansel Cornette, Cadine Clay, Kevin Brummel and Alred Shepherd. These persons are nursing injuries to their heads, abdomen and faces. Four of those injured were medevaced to the Georgetown Public Hospital at about 05:00h on Saturday by Roraima Airways Medivac Trislander.Reports are that at about 23:00h on Friday minibus BRR 3943 was heading south along the Richmond Public Road when it collided with a 212 blue car, PMM 5867 which was heading north. At the time of the accident, the minibus had 16 passengers and was driven by Glenford Stephen, while the car was driven by the deceased Gavin Lawrie, and had four passengers.Police sources confirmed that from reports received so far the accident was as a result of speeding.DisbeliefWhen this newspaper visited the family of Esan Cornette they were still in shock. Cornette’s cousin Safo Cornette told this publication that the teenager had left his Darthmouth home around 21:00 hours to go to Anna Regina to meet a family. The cousin said at about 02:00h he received a call stating that his cousin had met in an accident and had died.Alexander was a student at Essequibo Technical Institute and was pursuing his dreams in the field of General Electricity. He was the second child of four children for his parents.At Grey’s home, relatives related that he was accompanying the driver of the minibus, Glenford Stephen to Anna Regina at the time of his death.Meanwhile at Lawrie’s residence neighbours and relatives gathered consoling his mother.The dead teen’s sister Renisa Lawrie said her teen brother had left home with his brother, Ruel Lawrie (owner of the car) to take home a worker who lives at Queenstown Village. According her the occupants of the car were all relatives. She added that the family received the tragic news at about midnight.The grieving sister revealed that the relatives journeyed to the hospital and described the scene as “horrific”. This is the fifth fatal accident on the Essequibo Coast for this year which has claimed the lives of seven persons. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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Round-up: Bees lose, Pato, Swift, Remy, QPR questions answered, Gould through

first_imgBrentford’s play-off hopes suffered a setback as they were beaten 3-0 at Brighton.The defeat at the Amex Stadium was their fourth loss in six league matches and boss Dean Smith bemoaned the two “silly goals” they conceded in the first half.On a brighter note for the Bees, fans favourite Sam Saunders has signed a new contract at Griffin Park.And Smith has backed Emmanuel Onariase to compete for a first-team spot following the young defender’s recent move from West Ham.Fulham’s Under-21s were also in action on Friday evening – George Williams scored in a 1-1 draw against West Brom at Motspur Park.Williams scored for Fulham’s Under-21 sideChelsea are preparing to face Manchester United in Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge.Pedro faces a fitness test before the game, while Loic Remy is expected to be available for the following weekend’s match against Newcastle.Defender Phil Jones could be in contention to play this weekend, but five other United players have been ruled out.Ahead of the match, stats published by Opta and highlighted by fantasy football game www.oulala.com have underlined the extent to which Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is being outperformed this season by his former team-mate, United’s Juan Mata.Blues boss Guus Hiddink has explained that recent signing Alexandre Pato is following a fitness plan and will not be available for the time being.Hiddink spoke at a news conference on FridayHiddink also described reports that Chinese club Jiangsu Suning made a big-money bid for Chelsea star Oscar as “speculation”.For a full rundown of what Hiddink had to say at his pre-match news conference on Friday, click here.Chelsea were reported to have been offered as much as £75m for Oscar. Many Blues fans on Twitter have reacted with disbelief, with many making it clear they would happily have accepted the money.Meanwhile, Chelsea youngster John Swift, who is currently on loan at Brentford and whose contract expires at the end of the season, has admitted that his future is uncertain.Swift has impressed while on loan at BrentfordWealdstone have signed Femi Orenuga, a 22-year-old midfielder who previously had a three-year spell at Everton.In snooker, Pinner’s Martin Gould ended a run of five straight defeats against Judd Trump in spectacular fashion, securing a final-frame victory to move in to the semi-finals of the German Masters.And in handball, Ruislip Eagles were beaten 28-26 by Cambridge.See also: QPR’s transfer window: five important questions answeredFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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What we learned in the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies

first_imgThe third is still the Warriors’ quarterIt was a formula that was tried and true last season — the Warriors, bored and/or complacent with their supremacy, would mess around for the first two quarters of a game and head into the locker room … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceThe Warriors have now won eight-straight games, following a 117-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Monday in Oakland.Here’s what we learned in the contest:last_img

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With pacified Marathas behind him, Fadnavis offers annual worship at Pandharpur temple

first_imgHaving successfully pacified the restive Maratha community by fulfilling their quota demand, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis early on Friday performed the annual puja (worship) of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini in the temple town in Pandharpur on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi.Last year, the hostile pitch of the quota agitation by Maratha outfits compelled Mr. Fadnavis to cancel the annual worship despite performing pujas in 2015, 2016 and 2017. At the time, he cancelled his visit to the temple town in view of the safety of lakhs of devotees gathered there.It is a time honoured tradition in the State for the Chief Minister and his spouse to perform the first worship (on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi) of the Vitthal-Rukmini deity at Pandharpur’s Vithoba temple, 210 km from Pune.The rituals commenced in the early hours, with Mr. Fadnavis and his wife, Amruta, performing the ‘mahapuja’.“I am extremely happy that I have the chance of offering this worship, which I think is also a kind of privilege… I sought the blessings of Vithoba [Lord Vitthal] to help our government in its efforts to aid farmers in the State and fulfil people’s aspirations,” he said.With the State Assembly elections round the corner, the Chief Minister was asked if he hoped to come to Pandharpur for the puja next year [meaning whether the BJP would win and whether he would be appointed the Chief Minister again].“We were blessed by Lord Vitthal as well as the people of Maharashtra the last time [by winning the 2014 polls] and I am confident that we will be similarly blessed this time as well,” he said.On Thursday, the Chief Minister was feted by members of the Maratha community and the ‘warkaris’ (pilgrims travelling to Pandharpur with the palanquins bearing footprints of the saints, Dnyaneshwar [from Alandi] and Tukaram [from Dehu] communities).The Maratha community members lauded Mr. Fadnavis’ efforts in ensuring reservation for the community in government jobs and education, while the warkaris thanked him for providing amenities throughout their pilgrimage to Pandharpur, especially Mr. Fadnavis’ initiative to distribute more than 5 lakh raincoats to them.Last July, a relentless agitation by the Maratha Kranti Morcha forced Mr. Fadnavis to break with tradition and call off his Pandharpur visit. Instead he performed puja at his official residence ‘Varsha’ in south Mumbai.last_img read more

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Gambhir may miss second Test

first_imgIndian opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday injured his left hand while practicing at the nets in Durban, reports said.The Indian physiotherapist diagnosed Gambhir on the ground.It is too early to predict if the injury is serious, reports added.last_img

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