Big trouble in little China

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Record high for property

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Market turned by £300m City deals

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Matthieu Dam in Layou no longer poses a threat says Don Corriette

first_img Share Share LocalNews Matthieu Dam in Layou no longer poses a threat says Don Corriette by: – July 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Clark Hall Estate Bridge in Layou completely cut off by overflow of Matthieu Dam.Don Corriette, the Acting Disaster Management Coordinator has reported to the media that the Matthieu Dam in the Layou Valley, no longer poses a threat to the public.The Matthieu Dam or Miracle Lake as it was referred to after a major landslide and subsequent flash flooding in 1997, broke in the early hours of Thursday morning overflowing the Layou River and village.This overflow affected livestock, damaged crops, properties and completely cut off a bridge in the Layou Valley area.Mr. Corriette says Disaster Management personnel met on Friday to discuss latest developments in the Layou Valley, which indicates that the dam is completely drained.“We got a detailed presentation from the SSU that give us some details on the physical characteristics of what was obtained from Matthieu and Layou River, and we can report that the dam is completely drained, there is not a likely threat of flash flooding. However there is still very heavy siltation and sediments in the river that can pose some problems downstream especially if we get heavy rain. So people need to be cautious when approaching the banks of the Layou River.”As part of their follow up analysis and review of the situation, several stakeholders will be on site to assess and quantify the damage Mr. Corriette informed.“We will have persons on the ground from the Ministry of Health Environmental Health Unit, Red Cross, Housing, Public Works, the various stakeholders doing a more detailed assessment of the damage and to try to quantify it for the Ministry of Finance so that we can put a comprehensive position forward to Cabinet and most likely to our friendly Governments and our donor countries for whatever assistance we may be able to attract.”Meantime Acting Coordinator advises everyone not to use the river water as it may be contaminated and cause a health threat“We just want to advise persons that the situation on the ground remains one that they should exercise caution given the siltation and sedimentation of the river, vis a vis the dangers it pose to persons entering the river. Secondly on the health aspect of it, there might be dead animals, broken sewer systems that may contaminate the water. Please stay away from using the water for any purposes such as drinking, bathing and the like without proper boiling,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Tweet 142 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Guardiola reacts to Aguero record with Messi comparison

first_img Loading… Read Also: Grealish ready to quit Aston Villa after Man City bashingHe said: “We’ll debrief the game, we’ll learn from it and move forward. We were poor against Watford but learned from it and put in a good performance against Burnley.“What we can learn from is the way they pass and move, the way they work as a team and press. It’s something for myself and the players to aspire to.“We made mistakes and got punished by a better team.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Sergio Aguero as one of the world’s best strikers but insists Lionel Messi remains his No.1.Advertisementcenter_img Aguero’s hat-trick in City’s 6-1 romp at Aston Villa made him the Premier League’s record overseas scorer with 177 goals. Riyad Mahrez’s first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus’ goal made light work of Villa, who crumbled to their sixth defeat in eight top-flight games on Sunday.Guardiola managed Messi at Barcelona and believes he still sets the standard to which others aspire.“Messi is [the best] number nine, number 10, number 11, number seven, number six, number five, number four…“Sergio is one of the best, no doubt. The best is Messi, but the rest? Sergio is absolutely one of them.“All the players in the locker room congratulated him. To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry, it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.“To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.“It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that, hopefully he can score more. He will die scoring goals.“There are players through the incredible history of English football and he is one of them, he helps to make the Premier League and English football better.”Anwar El Ghazi’s injury-time penalty did earn Villa a consolation and boss Dean Smith urged his side to move on from the mauling – the club’s heaviest home defeat in almost four years.last_img read more

Personal bests, medal performances for Guyanese swimmers in T&T

first_imgGUYANA’s good performance ,courtesy of the Dorado Speed Swim Club,at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) continued as the weekend’s session came to an end. It was more personal best times being set, however,this time happening in the 50M Breaststroke and 200M Backstroke on Saturday evening. In the 50M Breaststroke, Monique Watson bested her entry time of 50.07 with a time of 49.79. Alex Winter as well as Daniel Scott both topped their entry times,finishing with 35.33 and 35.09. Also setting a personal best in the breaststroke event was Safiya Foster who finished with 51.32 after an entry time of 52.23.In the Girls 11-12 200m Backstroke, Lian Winter set another personal best with a time of 2:57.09 over an entry time of 2:58.71. Teammate Soroya Simmons added another medal to her haul. This time she finished second in the 15yrs and over 200M LC Backstroke with a time of 2:40.74.On Sunday morning in the 200M Individual Medley,Elliot Gonsalves and Lian Winter both set personal best times of 3:18.57 and 2:59:22 after entry times of 3:26.99 and 3:00.01 respectively.In the 400M Freestyle, Daniel Scott finished with a personal best of 4:44.60 over an entry time of 4:51.04 en route to a bronze medal. Once again Soroya Simmons finished in the top three, this time securing gold in a personal best shattering time of 5:06.16 over her entry time of 5:11.96.The event was due to finish last evening but up to press time was still underway in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Drogba Rejected for Côte d’Ivoire FA Elections

first_imgHis bid was rejected as two of the names he had submitted as his sponsors were ruled not to have the necessary authority to do so.Officials from the Ivorian club Africa Sport and a body representing referees, AMAF-CI, had also backed the federation’s current first vice-president Sory Diabate.Different officials from the same organisations had also signed Drogba’s papers, with the FIF’s commission ruling they were not authorised to do so.In the case of Africa Sports, a sporting club in Ivory Coast, the head of its football section had given his approval to Drogba while the chairman of the whole club had backed Diabate.It meant that Drogba only had the backing of two top-flight Ivorian clubs and not the three that FIF statutes demand.The rejection will come as a bitter blow to football fans in Ivory Coast, thousands of whom had come out to support him earlier this month when he submitted his bid to stand.Drogba played more than 100 times for the Elephants including at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and as well as Chelsea he played for French giants Marseille, Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray in Turkey.An application for Paul Koffi Kouadio was also rejected, leaving Diabate and Yacine Idriss Diallo, a former FIF third vice-president, as the remaining candidates.Drogba and Kouadio both now have five days to appeal against the decision.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Didier Drogba has been told he is not eligible to stand in upcoming elections to be the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF).Along with three others, Drogba submitted papers to stand in the polls earlier this month.The FIF’s Electoral Commission ruled that the former Chelsea striker did not fulfil its long list of eligibility criteria. Didier Drogbalast_img read more

National : One-handed Laue overcomes adversity to play Division-I basketball for Manhattan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Rob Collins issued the group of boys and girls in front of him an order: Take off your shoes.‘All right,’ the longtime high school coach said, ‘now I want you to tie your shoe with one hand.’Speaking at a basketball camp last summer, Collins watched as each player —ranging from fourth to eighth grade —tried again and again with no success. He continued speaking.‘I know a guy with one hand who can tie his shoes. He doesn’t have a Velcro strap. He has regular, high-top shoes, size 17, and he ties them with one hand.’Collins was referring to Kevin Laue, who he coached for two seasons at Amador Valley (Calif.) High School. Now playing for Manhattan College (14-7, 7-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), the 6-foot-11, 230-pound junior center is believed to be the only one-handed player in NCAA history to earn a Division-I scholarship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut he’s endured even more. A broken leg his senior year at Amador Valley turned away potential Division-I recruiters. The divorce of his parents would have been enough to shatter any 6-year-old’s world. The death of his father, who passed away from brain cancer a few years later, could be viewed as downright cruel.And the prolonged, inspirational journey from Pleasanton, Calif., to Riversdale, N.Y., almost never happened.Born with his left arm ending roughly an inch past his elbow, Laue’s umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck while in the womb. His left arm —pinned between his neck and the cord —saved his life, permitting the flow of oxygen to his brain. In the process, he cut off blood circulation to the arm, stunting its growth and leaving him with a mass of scar tissue over his elbow.For the first of many times in his life, Laue beat the odds and was born Friday, April 13, 1990.‘It may have taken my left arm, but I’m still alive,’ Laue said, ‘so I’m a happy camper on that one.’Despite all of those tribulations, his mother, Jodi Jarnagin, said Laue has always been comfortable with his disability. When Jarnagin purchased a prosthetic arm for him as a young child, Laue wasn’t interested.Living with one hand was all he knew.‘It was so funny. That kid would let the harness hang like a purse strap, and this arm would be hanging down his side,’ Jarnagin said. ‘He’d be using his nub to do everything, play video games and everything else.’At 5, Laue’s parents signed him up for soccer, a sport he could play virtually unhindered by his disability. He enjoyed it, but also chose to play baseball, football and eventually basketball in middle school.In seventh grade, one of his buddies asked Laue to try out for the basketball team with him. Having played only sparingly before then, he obliged but was cut.After joining a travel team and sharpening his game, he made the team a year later. And at Amador Valley, Laue proved he was more than just a heartwarming story. He could score, rebound and block shots.However, the varsity head coach at that time told the JV coach he would not play Laue without a prosthesis, Jarnagin said. Luckily he retired entering Laue’s junior season, and Collins replaced him.‘The principal introduced me to him and said, ‘Hey, there’s your center, but he’s only got one arm,” Collins said. ‘And I looked at him and I was like, ‘This guy’s got a sick sense of humor.’ So there’s this Bill Walton lookalike standing there next to his truck. I started talking to him, and he seemed like a heck of a nice young man, and he was 6-10.‘I just decided I was going to play him. By just playing him, it was amazing to watch it.’Laue registered 14 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks per game that season, garnering interest from Division-II, Division-III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics programs. Some coaches told him D-I schools wouldn’t recruit a one-handed player.But he refused to settle, planning to use his senior campaign to attract Division-I schools.Collins implored scouts and coaches to give him a chance. When a coach from Humboldt State (Calif.) asked for tape, Collins sent film from a game in which Laue, playing with the flu, led the Dons to an 86-84 victory over a team from the Bronx.‘Kevin had, I want to say, 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks,’ Collins said. ‘And he had the flu.’But it wasn’t enough.‘The coach says to me, from Humboldt State, ‘I just don’t think he can do it at (the next level). I feel concerned about his ability to catch the ball,’ Collins said.‘And I said, ‘Well, there’s your biggest mistake, man. Don’t think he can’t do it.”Then, just as Laue began receiving interest from Division-I programs, tragedy struck again.The same day he met with former President George Bush, who read Laue’s story in a 2007 Sports Illustrated article, Laue broke his leg diving for a loose ball against Monte Vista (Calif.) High School.He sought the help of his AAU coach, Frank Martin. Martin called Col. Fletcher Arritt, the men’s basketball coach at Fork Union Military Academy (Va.), saying that he would bring Laue for a workout. Arritt, who has produced more than 150 Division-I players in his 46 years coaching, gave Laue the chance he so desperately needed.Averaging 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks per game, Laue again silenced doubters. He used his nub to face guard opponents, and he even outplayed now-Kansas star forward Thomas Robinson when Fork Union upset No. 1 Brewster Academy (N.H.) at a tournament in Rhode Island.‘Laue in about 15 minutes, I think, had nine points, five rebounds and a two-shot foul at the end of the game to ice the game,’ Arritt said. ‘… Honestly, he played probably better than Robinson that night.’Arritt reached out to Division-I schools where he had connections. Colgate offered Laue a roster spot and a partial scholarship. Wofford made a similar offer.Ultimately, Cal Poly and Manhattan were the only two schools putting full rides on the table. But the morning Laue visited Cal Poly, Jarnagin said, the entire coaching staff was fired.So Laue became a  Jasper.‘Shock. Definitely I was kind of relieved, a whole bunch of mixtures of feelings,’ Laue said of his reaction to achieving his dream. ‘At that point, I’d sacrificed a lot, basically a year to travel 3,000 miles away from home.’But it was worth it.Though he only plays sparingly, Laue is the key to some of Manhattan’s 14 wins this year, forward Rhamel Brown said. A corner block by Laue late in the first half of a Nov. 21 win over Fresno State brought the Manhattan bench to its feet.Assistant coach Scott Padgett said there will be another game this season when the team will need Laue to provide a spark.But that’s nothing for him. Laue has tackled hardships in 21-plus years that most people don’t face in a lifetime.‘I don’t care at all that I have one arm. I actually like it,’ Laue said. ‘It’s who I am, and I honestly wouldn’t change it if I had a choice.’ Commentscenter_img Published on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

In the Premier league

first_imgDerby face Preston, Ipswich meet Reading, Sheffield Wednesday take on Burnley and Wolves meet Bolton.Those games start at 7.45 All of those matches start at 7.45In the 8 o’clock games Crystal Palace take on Bournemouth, Manchester United play Stoke and West Brom welcome Swansea.In the Championshiplast_img

Criticism of decision to play the South football final

first_imgAfterwards Commercials manager Charlie McGeever launched a stinging attack on the treatment of club players in Tipp. The decision to play the 2017 South Senior Football final yesterday has come in for strong criticism.The game between Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers ended in a draw with extra time also failing to separate the sides.It finished 8 points apiece at the Clonmel Sportsfield – the game was 45 minutes late starting due to the heavy frost which covered much of the pitch.last_img