Social media reacts to call that erased Clemson fumble, Ohio State touchdown

first_imgThe play in question:🤷‍♂️pic.twitter.com/tiYIK4AeBw— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 29, 2019The reversal, of course, spurred some creative discussion on Twitter. Some of the more interesting tweets from the controversial call:Warning: Foul language used.So the NFL doesn’t have a monopoly on awful calls and terrible excuse making…3 steps w a football secured is a football move…— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) December 29, 2019“What constitutes a football move?”Refs:pic.twitter.com/BAkJccvGys— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 29, 2019He didn’t make a “football move” because the defender was preventing him by … forcing a fumble. Looked like a catch but what do I know.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 29, 2019He had 4 feet down. How can that not be a catch?— Brian Snow (@BSnow247) December 29, 2019Well we all learned that 4 steps isn’t a football move..Now I understand why punters and kickers aren’t considered football players. Makes so much more sense now.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 29, 2019This was a catch, a football move, a strip, a fumble, a defensive touchdown, and a bullshit reversal by the refs.pic.twitter.com/PlS35wxf68— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) December 29, 2019The guy who just scored a TD for Ohio State took fewer steps after the catch than the Clemson WR who “didn’t fumble.”— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) December 29, 2019I really don’t care who wins this game but that was a catch and fumble no matter what you say #CFBPlayoff— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) December 29, 2019That’s a catch. That’s a catch. That’s a catch. Telling you right now that receiver knows he caught that and fumbled.— Anthony Gonzalez (@anthonygonzalez) December 29, 2019 A question that has plagued the NFL in recent seasons made its way to the College Football Playoff on Saturday: What is a football move?Alternatively: What is a catch? The play that forced said question occurred in the third quarter of the Fiesta Bowl matchup between Ohio State and Clemson. Tigers receiver Justyn Ross seemed to catch a pass from Trevor Lawrence and take several steps, ball in hand, before cornerback Jeff Okudah knocked it loose for a fumble. Safety Jordan Fuller recovered the fumble and returned it for a go-ahead touchdown.MORE: Ohio State-Clemson updates, scores, highlightsBut SEC officials calling the game reviewed the play and overturned the call on the field, immediately triggering what will be the talking point from this game, especially after Clemson won 29-23. Referee Ken Williamson, speaking after the game, explained that both the in-stadium instant replay and video center determined the ball was loose in Ross’ hands, meaning he didn’t complete the process of a catch.last_img read more

Did this NFL Christmas graphic predict the 49ers and Chiefs would be in the Super Bowl?

first_imgReddit user tom2727 discovered that in the graphic (seen below), the only two players wearing game pants in the photo are Patrick Mahomes and George Kittle. Everyone else (aside from Gardner Minshew) appears to be wearing sweatpants.From the NFL family to yours…MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎅🎄🎁 pic.twitter.com/5YVmqpo22g— NFL (@NFL) December 25, 2019MORE: SN predicts Super Bowl 54 winnerHowever, as someone else noted in the comments section, it does look like Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is wearing game pants as well, although it’s difficult to see. But tom2727’s heart was in the right place, because there is something else that only Mahomes and Kittle are doing:  Mahomes and Kittle are the only two playing with dogs. A graphic made by the NFL’s social team to celebrate Christmas may have predicted the eventual Super Bowl matchup.As we now know, the 49ers and Chiefs will meet in Super Bowl 54. But if we had paid close attention to this graphic made on Christmas, we all could have bet on the 49ers and Chiefs making it to the big game. Let us explain. (NFL / Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/17/d5/chiefs-49ers-nfl_obkeuufttkgm1opagvl2ycy2f.png?t=-936935265&w=500&quality=80 Coincidence? Yeah, probably.But it’s still interesting. And it will probably fuel conspiracy theorists who believe the NFL is scripted. If that is the case, then is there anything else we can take away from this graphic? Here’s some more information from Reddit user creepy_robot:Above Mahomes is Henry of the Titans who is number 22 and is holding 12 cookies. The Chiefs have been to the playoffs 22 times and won the division 12 times. Above Kittle is Rodgers who the played in the NFCCG. In front of Rodgers is 4 lit candles. The Packers have won 4 SBs. Above Kittle is 4 stockings. The 49ers had 4 TDs in their championship game.But can we tell who is going to win the big game?Kittle is the only one opening a present, so maybe that signifies the 49ers getting the ultimate gift of a Super Bowl win. It most definitely doesn’t, but it’s fun to speculate.last_img read more

Rwanda riders make history

first_imgRwanda President Paul Kagame believes so much in the good the Team Rwanda is doing for the country and its people that they have stepped up support for over 35 men and women cyclists across all levels and disciplines training in collaboration with Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) under the guidance of the Ministry of Sport and Culture (MINISPOC) as well.Although a few riders have graduated onto the bigger World Tour stage and European racing, the heart and focus of the program is growing these young men and women into leaders in their own communities, Team Rwanda included.One of Boyer’s dreams when founding the program was to have Rwandans coach and mentor their own. His dream came true in 2017 – after competing in the Olympics last year in Rio, Nathan Byukusenge, an original member of Team Rwanda from 2006, retired to become a coach for the program. A selfless act for a person with as much talent as Byukusenge, realising the greater good of spending his time mentoring the next crop of up-and-comers.In just a decade Rwanda has become somewhat of cycling hotbed in the country of Africa, supported by the people, cycling world and government. “It is time for us to step up and give you what you need to continue your success,” President Kagame said.It’s this circle of support that will see cycling in Rwanda, Africa and beyond continue to touch lives, rebuild communities and provide inspiration for generations to come.****Source:bicyclemag.comShare on: WhatsApp For the first time ever, Team Rwanda, coached by former professional cyclist of Santa Rosa, California, Sterling Magnell, traveled halfway around the world just for the chance to make history.Rwanda | JEFFREY STERN | During the second week of August, a team of six riders that have been training under the guidance of Magnell and founder of the team Jock Boyer, tackled their first UCI 2.HC sanctioned race in the United States; the Colorado Classic. The competition jump from local and Africa Tour races the team had competed in over the past few seasons was significant, but they held their own.“What an honor and a privilege to spend today with Team Rwanda,” said Magnell pre-race.Coming from the cycling hot bed of the Bay Area, Magnell knows talent when he sees it. The dedication, kindness and pure joy are elements from the young riders that might come as the biggest surprise. It’s odd to not to find them with grin to grin smiles on their faces at all times of the day.Boyer and Magnell have a mission to not only recruit, train, and compete in international cycling competitions, but also share knowledge with the next generation of athletes and coaches for sustained growth across the nation. Ultimately, Boyer and Magnell see bringing the program to other African nations as a way to help rebuild build communities with histories of conflict through the sport of cycling.The Rwanda team fared pretty well during the Colorado Classic competition too, with four of six riders surviving to finish the grueling high-elevation, four stage race in the Rocky Mountains including Jean Cloude Uwizeye finishing 47th out of nearly 100 riders. Didier Munyanez finished 25th during the Stage 3 circuit in Denver and Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo took 6th place in the young rider classification (riders under 25 years old).Considering the new environment, atmosphere and long journey not only from Africa but from the horrific 1994 genocide that plagued the country (many of the riders were young children then), their accomplishment carriers an even bigger meaning.last_img read more

Picture Shows Killer Clown Suspect Dressed as Clown for Halloween

first_imgNewly released court records in the local 1990 killer clown case show that investigators have discovered a photo of suspect Sheila Keen Warren wearing a clown costume for Halloween many years after the murder.In the photo, Warren is smiling, with her cheeks, nose and lips painted red. She is wearing an orange short sleeve blouse, black skirt and a scarf with ghosts and pumpkins, and appears to be standing in the kitchen of the Purple Cow restaurant in Kingsport, Tennessee. She and her husband, Michael Warren, owned and operated the restaurant until late 2016.Investigators arrested her two years ago in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Marlene Warren in Wellington.One worker told investigators that employees would wear costumes on Halloween. He added that one year, a woman he knew as “Debbie” Warren dressed up as a witch. That worker later found the photo of Warren and turned it over to the investigators.The photo is now evidence being held by Palm Beach County prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty for Sheila Warren.It is unknown whether the clown photo can or will be used in her trial, for which jury selection is scheduled to begin on January 31.last_img read more

This week in LaLiga

first_imgAdvertisement eh6mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsw7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7sjjb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) v6hWould you ever consider trying this?😱y9mgkuCan your students do this? 🌚u1qRoller skating! 5aoSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more3q9dzBody tricks that only special people can do pt-11xmHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies7loA visualization of how Karma works ndto1v9folPowered by Firework What has been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are 10 of the top stories, from charitable initiatives to huge clashes at the top and bottom of the table.Advertisement  Barcelona end the year as LaLiga Santander leadersWith 39 points, Barcelona lead the way at the top of the table as the Spanish clubs head into the festive break. They defeated Alavés 4-1, while Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw at home against Athletic Club, ensuring that the Catalan side finish 2019 with a two-point lead over Los Blancos in the standings.Advertisement  Advertisement All square in El ClásicoOne of Barcelona’s points was earned in El Clásico, held at the Camp Nou. It finished 0-0 between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the first goalless Clásico since 2002. Even though there weren’t any goals, there was still plenty of action and drama, with the fans watching at the stadium and on TV treated to a special game between two sets of world-class players. Spain’s Champions League teams learn their fateAll four of the Spanish sides that entered this season’s Champions League progressed to the next round and they learned who they’ll be facing in the last 16. Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will both face English opposition in the form of Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, with the teams from Spain’s capital hosting the first legs of those ties. Barcelona and Valencia will both be taking on Italian teams, meeting Napoli and Atalanta respectively, with the first legs of both those ties taking place in Italy. The Europa League draw was held tooThe three Spanish teams in the Europa League also found out who they’ll be taking on in the last 32 of that competition. Getafe meet Ajax, with the first leg in Spain. Sevilla will play CFR Cluj, with the first leg in Romania. And Espanyol will be playing Wolves, with the first leg in England. 15 out of 16 LaLiga Santander teams progress in the Copa del ReyThe Copa del Rey got under way for all but four of the LaLiga Santander teams last week. Every club apart from Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia had a match against lower league opposition and 15 of the 16 top-tier teams in action progressed to the next round, with only Alavés falling at this hurdle as they lost 3-1 to Real Jaén. Leganés win the basement battleOne of the most significant results of the weekend might be Leganés’ 2-0 win over Espanyol. Both of these teams went into this game sitting level with 10 points at the bottom of the LaLiga Santander table. This made it a huge match in terms of the relegation battle and Lega came out on top, meaning they’ve now taken eight points from their six league matches under new coach Javier Aguirre. Things are looking up at the Estadio Butarque.The Wanda Metropolitano opens its doors for a legends matchAtlético Madrid were playing away from home this weekend, but there was still a match held at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The stadium opened its doors to an exhibition match between an XI of Spain legends and an XI of world legends, which finished 6-6, all to support the battle against multiple sclerosis and to support wheelchair football. A unique kind of donation Not for the first time, Real Betis organised a collection of soft toys to give out to local kids this holiday period. This donation is extra special as the fans were asked to throw the toys onto the pitch at the Andalusian club’s match against Atlético Madrid. This downpour of soft toys made for a unique image and they’ll make it a special Christmas for so many children. Ángel Correa is the super subReal Betis lost that home game against Atlético Madrid by a 2-1 scoreline and that was because Ángel Correa had an afternoon to remember. The Argentine came off the bench to score a goal and also assist one for Álvaro Morata, becoming the first substitute to score and assist in the same game this LaLiga Santander season. No player has scored more goals off the bench in Spain’s top flight than Correa has done since the start of the 2015/16 season. A new contract for Carlos SolerJust days after scoring a goal against Real Madrid, Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler had more reason to celebrate as he signed a new deal with his club. The Spaniard put pen to paper on a new contract that runs until 2023. Advertisementlast_img read more

Valencia 1×1: Soldier broke Jaume’s padlock

first_imgJaume: He was the best in Valencia. He could do something else in the Soldier’s goal, in the 2 ’. But five minutes later he saved 2-0 with one hand at hand to Vadillo. In 25 ’, well placed before a hard shot of Doors. Key in the paradón to Machís in 76 ’. Hand down. He closed the door to the penalty that Soldier transformed.Wass: In the first part it was somewhat misplaced although it focused a couple of times in a dangerous way. In the second he had no problems although it was not his most brilliant match either.Diakhaby: In the first half it came in waves and was overcome but in the second was growing gradually until the Nasrid strikers were canceled.Paulista: He delayed too much in the goal of Soldier until the striker had distance to kick and score. From there, the fight between the two was equal to equal. In the second part it grew to lead the black and white behind.Coast: A lazy day for him. His band was a highway, in the first half hour. Although it overcame the bad drink it was still very demanded. Then he did the penalty, taking his elbow too much, at the discount. Maxi Gomez: In the first part he had two occasions, within the area, but after controlling, he did not succeed with the network. In the second he intervened more in the combinatorial game although he was not close to scoring.Substitutes:Guedes: He returned four months later. And it came out with energy and self-confidence. Great move in 87 ’, with a cut in the front, but the shot went high.Florenzi: He left in the last minutes to make the right double band. It barely had an impact on the game. Ferran: Percussed with speed on the right wing, with several very dangerous centers. However, it was less fine than usual. He found several attempts with the defender. He was replaced by Guedes, in the second half.center_img Coquelin: He shrunk water as he could in the middle of the Granada gale, in the first half. He gave a great pass to Rodrigo, which meant the goal of the tie. In the second part, he had more hierarchy and had to take command before the iron marking to Parejo.Equal: He suffered suffocating pressure from the center of the Granada countryside. Master pass to Rodrigo that ended in goal that finally annulled the VAR. He was seen with little gasoline in the second half.Carlos Soler: Piecework on the left wing. Nice try, in 28 ’, from outside the area although it came out very focused. He had some more. But it wasn’t too fine this time with the shot from outside the area.Rodrigo: He returned to ownership. He scored the goal of the tie, with the right but the VAR annulled it. The second was worth it. At the edge of the break he finished off first a great Coquelin service. He had enough weight in the attacks of Valencia in the second half but in the end he already lacked gasoline. It was replaced in 87 ’.last_img read more

As Almazan goes missing, six PBA teams interested in his services

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I did not make any attempt to reach out to him. I actually talked to coach Caloy. Coach Caloy said they’re trying to fix [the situation] and try to talk to [Almazan], but even they (Rain or Shine) have no contact so that’s all I can say about the situation.”When asked if he would want Almazan’s services if Rain or Shine makes him available via trade, Guiao did not beat around the bush.“It’s no secret that I think every team would want him,” Guiao said.Another coach, who asked not to be named, said he won’t hesitate to trade for Almazan.“I’d be willing to get him as long as what they are going to offer in exchange is fair.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fully embracing Ayo’s system doing wonders for UST Tigers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 29-year-old Almazan, who was the third overall pick by Rain or Shine in the 2013 PBA Draft, is still under contract until August 2019.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Six teams are interested in exploring possibilities to acquire the services of embattled Rain or Shine big man Raymond Almazan, a source close to the situation said.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan last played for the Elasto Painters on September 26 and he has since gone AWOL from Rain or Shine, which is still winless after four games.“A lot of teams have inquired about Raymond, in fact there are six of them,” said the source, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissYeng Guiao, Almazan’s former longtime coach at Rain or Shine, said he did not try to contact the 29-year-old center but instead, he spoke with current Painters mentor Caloy Garcia.“No one knows where he is,” said the NLEX head coach in Filipino on Monday when asked he if he has any idea about where Almazan might be following the Road Warriors’ lopsided loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters at Cuneta Astrodome. “Even his wife doesn’t know so it’s impossible for me to know anything as well.”last_img read more

Myth of the Slayer

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But for a coach preparing for a first Final Four appearance in 21 years, he doesn’t want his squad overly fixated with Manganti. It’s not just about slaying a slayer. Not with Adamson having the luxury of burning a twice-to-beat advantage.“To say he’s the one who beat us altogether? I don’t think so,” Perasol said.“Adamson has a very good team; I think everybody contributes … [and] everybody defends. We need to defend Sean as well, but what’s important is we need to do it as a team.”Manganti also wants to deflect some of the attention from him, saying that his label as a slayer of sorts is a myth, a basketball urban legend propped by a string of past performances against UP that will have no bearing on the Final Four.The 6-foot-5 skipper considers the Falcons as a team of UP slayers, with him, Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi leading the charge.“I’m sure their focus is on me, Jerrick and Papi,” said Manganti. “But you know, you can’t put a price on the guys like Simon (Camacho), Jonathan Espeleta, Jerom Lastimosa. Those guys do things that don’t show up on the stat sheet.”“We have that ‘Next Man Up’ mentality,” Manganti stressed. “Every team needs those type of players and I’m just glad we have those players who could step up, you know.”“They don’t care ‘bout playing times and nobody in the team cares about stats. Nobody’s a padder. Everyone just wants to win. I think that’s what sets us apart—the collective effort. We all want the same thing, we all have the same goal,” he added.And the goal is not to extend the Falcons’ mastery of the Maroons. The goal is to end a string of semifinal appearances and finally tab a championship berth.UP simply happens to be in the way. The same can be said for graduating player Sean Manganti, who many in Malate and Katipunan hail as the “UP Killer.”“People are gonna say things,” Manganti told the Inquirer with a wry smile on Friday afternoon shortly after team practice. “For me, though, I’m excited about the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think us and them, we got the best crowd in the league so it’s gonna be a fun game,” he added.Manganti’s name has been a harbinger of sorts for the Maroons. Ball in his hands, dying seconds. That always sets the tone for a UP heartache lately. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson celebrates after a game-winner from Sean Maganti against UP. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon.Over at Adamson University, the usual scenes unfold: The logjam on San Marcelino street, the stream of students in a bottleneck at the front gate, the midday bells of the nearby chapel ringing for prayer.It’s just another day at the nest of the Soaring Falcons, who despite having one game left to play, are now preparing for University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img No dog day afternoon for ‘comebarking’ NU Pep Squad at UAAP CDC Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ That began in Season 80, when he cleaned up import Papi Sarr’s miss with a tip-in to win the game for the Falcons with a tenth of a second remaining.This season, he’s added two daggers to the list: A game-winning basket in the first round and a clutch triple that deflated a UP rally in the second round.So much so that there’s been only two words to kick off an interview with UP coach Bo Perasol nowadays.Sean. Manganti.“He’d been playing well against us,” Perasol said. “It’s something we need to address.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Guyana’s finances are being mismanaged

first_imgDear Editor,From Plato through to the 21st century, mankind could draw on comprehensive thoughts to guide their governments and societies towards a better life. What I am witnessing today under this Granger government are major acts of economic mismanagement of the nation’s finances. But what is even scarier is how unprepared the Fourth Estate is at exposing this economic mismanagement. If it were not for some stellar work from Chris Ram and Anand Goolsarran, the nation would have been totally in the dark on many key things.Am I to believe that we, as a people, have lost our foundational supports in the media? Where are the investigative journalists on the local scene? The media should be aware that the politicians have set a trap for them by creating a daily circus to fill the papers with nuisance value items. It is all “smoke and mirrors” tactics to hide the current financial skullduggery in the economy.As an example, the nation has lost G$58 billion at the Bank of Guyana from Government Deposits since President Granger was sworn.I am presenting a chart below with source documents to attest to this fact. I am hoping a bright journalist will have the courage of conviction to ask the good Minister the hard questions behind this situation.A Central Bank is a lender of last resort in an economy. When the banking system seizes up, it is the function of the Central Bank to prevent the financial system from failing. But it can only do this if its balance sheet remains stable and strong. If one were to peruse the balance sheet of the Bank of Guyana, one would see it has been losing value for a while now under this Granger administration. This is a major economic threat, and all the evidence of this economic meltdown can be found on Table 1.2 on the latest Bank of Guyana Statistical Abstract.On the liability side of the Balance Sheet, if one cross-examines the numbers, one will find a column called Government Deposits. According to the notes of this BoG document, Government Deposits are current account deposits from the Central Government at the Central Bank – literally the local savings of the government.In February 2014, the Government had liquid cash (saving) deposited in the Bank of Guyana to the tune of G$38 billion (see chart). When Mr. Ramotar left in May 2015, some G$23 billion had been depleted, but there was still a savings of G$10 billion.But what has happened since then? Mr. Granger told the nation that he was the better man, and the man who would turn around the economy. Utter bollock!Since Mr. Granger came to office, some G$58 billion was drained from the Government Deposits at the Central Bank. But you only met G$10 billion in savings, so what did you do? You borrowed some G$48 billion from the Central Bank. And it was déjà vu and the Burnham days of reckless spending not supported by adequate revenues are here again.You have deliberately imported major systemic risk into the Central Bank, which they did not experience since the Burnham days, when his team collectively drove the economy into a state of “uncreditworthiness” and bankruptcy in the 1980s.This act of deliberately weakening the balance sheet of the Bank of Guyana by offering the silly explanation that the future oil revenue will replenish the overdraft is economic hogwash. WHY?What if the oil price changes? What if the world demand flattens and another source floods the market, leading to a slow up in the production in Guyana? This Granger government has unilaterally made the decision to already spend 2 years of the oil revenue before it has actually touched it. What a gamble!I am calling on President Granger to reflect deeply on what his government is doing to this nation’s finances, and take the high road and repay the Central Bank every single cent of the G$48 billion that his government took from this institution of financial stability since May 2015. It is your duty as the President to preserve the integrity of the nation’s financial system.RegardsSasenarine Singhlast_img read more

‘US$1M Needed Annually to Clean Kakata City’

first_imgThe City Mayor of Kakata, Margibi County, Eddie Z. Murphy, has disclosed that the City needs US$1 million annually to have its city cleaned and place into its perfect perspective.“Based on our economic status, a million United States dollars annually can make this city clean and put all the systems into place. This will enable the city corporation to have a waste sector, sanitation sector, among others, and build the capacity of workers,” Mayor Murphy explained.Making the disclosure yesterday to newsmen at his office in Kakata, Mr. Murphy said there has been major progress in the cleaning of the city with the cooperation of the people within the various communities, homes and the business sector as well. “Our people are now seeing the cleaning of the city as key to good health and with the emphasis being made to them about the intention of the city’s authorities to ensure that we keep the city clean. We have also designed a lot of strategies to help in cleaning the city, while we take 16 tons of waste from the street every day,” Mayor Murphy explained.He further disclosed that NC-Sanitors and Services, a waste management company, has been performing excellently in ensuring that Kakata City is cleaned and hailed the company for the level of progress made since moving to Kakata to support the city corporation’s efforts.“This company is also employing young people within their various communities, which provide job opportunity but help clean the community as well. Managing waste is expensive but with such initiative and effort, Kakata will have a facelift with young people being employed,” Mayor Murphy said. He noted that the coming of the new sanitation regime remains helpful in maintaining and giving the city a facelift. The process, according to him, is being cemented by the community dwellers and other business people through cooperation and proper maintenance.“Since the coming of the group, before 6am, people wakeup in the morning and see the streets, business areas and some homes cleaned. They are also operating now in seven communities with a plan in two months to extend the campaign to other communities,” Mayor Murphy explained.He continued, “The communities include Vai Town-one and two; Mandingo Quarter; Cassava Market; and Sugar Hill, among others. We have started deploying garbage materials within these communities – close to 30 of them. The various communities will deposit their waste and will pay 250 Liberian dollars at the end of a month.”Mayor Murphy said the community dwellers have also embraced the idea of deploying these garbage materials to ensure that the city is cleaned. They are also playing their respective roles of monitoring each other as part of their commitment to the city corporation. Also highlighting some of the progress made, Mayor Murphy said they have completed negotiations of a land, which will be used for disposing of the waste from the various communities and negotiations for a truck has already been finalized and waiting to be turned over.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more