12 Jan

Region 7 hit by another violent storm

first_img…no school reopening today in Kako VillageIn less than one month, at least three villages in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have been devastated by violent storms, leaving residents to pick up the pieces and restart life. Late on Saturday afternoon, a violent storm wreaked havoc in Kako Village. Although there has been no loss of life, residents have to now pick up the pieces and start reconstructing their damaged homes.According to Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford, no one was seriously injured. He said that a team from the Regional Democratic Council’s Emergency Preparedness Committee has been dispatched to the village and has reported that some six houses were totally destroyed, six other buildings suffered major damage and the school in the area was also damaged.“Because of the damage to the school, there would be no school reopening tomorrow (Monday) and the Regional Administration would be there to begin repairs to the school soon,” Bradford informed Guyana Times.Flashback: The house that collapsed on Marsha Jordan and killed her during a storm last monthHe added that the team reported that residents indicated that for the past five days they have been experiencing heavy thunder coupled with lightning and precipitation. He said that this would begin in the afternoon hours around 15:00h.“The parents are fearful of sending their children to school, especially those that have to use boats, because of the storm. They are saying that the children should remain home, because it would be too bad if they get caught in a storm on the river,” he said.Bradford said that the Civil Defence Commission has been informed and was on standby to provide assistance if needed. He added that Kamarang, also in Region Seven, was affected, but because of its remote location, the details of the damage there are yet to be reported.The Regional Chairman said interior locations would experience frequent storms during the hurricane season and noted that the residents were already looking at the possibility of constructing storm-resistant homes. He said that a storm-resistant home would be built to house the family of Marsha Jordan, who was killed when a house collapsed on her last month during a violent storm.Jordan was seven months pregnant at the time. She was the mother of two girls aged 3 and 11. Around 16:00h on Friday, August 19, heavy winds, lightning and thunder wreaked havoc on the Amerindian village of Jawalla, damaging several houses in the process. Jordan and her two daughters were sheltering under a house when it collapsed on them, immediately killing her.last_img read more

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26 Dec

Chelsea to wrap up deal for Christian Pulisic in January – reports

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty Pulisic was linked with Liverpool in the summer but, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are now in pole position to tie up a deal.He is out of contract in 2020 and having rejected the offer of a new deal, Dortmund have accepted they have to sell.The German giants would prefer to cash in at the end of the season but the Mail claims Chelsea will look to get a deal done in January due to the threat of a transfer ban from FIFA.There had been talk of a price in the region of £70m previously, but that may have come down with the prospect of losing him for nothing in 2020. Before the international friendly against the Three Lions, Pulisic suggested he would be open to playing in England.He said: “England, the Premier League, is where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why one day I won’t play here.”“We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.“Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, that’s when those things will happen.”Although Pulisic is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, he is struggling for first-team football at the Westfalenstadion because of the stunning form of Jadon Sancho – who has been named the league’s Player of the Month for October. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea look poised to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic.The 20-year-old American forward has emerged as star for the German club and impressed in the USA’s  3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night. targets LATEST moving on IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Pulisic in action against Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho 2 targets Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED last_img read more

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