LONDON (CMC):Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has confirmed his participation in the London Anniversary Games in July, one of his last outings before he competes at the Rio Olympics in August.The event is set for the Olympic Stadium, which Bolt set alight at the London 2012 Games when he stormed to victories in both the 100 and 200 metres, to repeat as Olympic sprint champion.Bolt will compete in the 100 metres, the marquee event on the opening day of the two-day showpiece on July 22.”The London Anniversary Games will be one of my last races before the Olympic Games in Rio,” the reigning Olympic and World sprint champion said.”It will be good to return to the Olympic Stadium on the Friday night and get more of the special atmosphere that the fans always produce.”I always get great support in the UK, and I expect the stadium to be packed. See you in July.”The 29-year-old Bolt is seeking to become the first sprinter to win both the 100 and 200 metres at three consecutive Olympiads, following on from his success in Beijing eight years ago and at London 2012.While he is yet to confirm retirement, the Jamaican is also widely expected to call time on his career following the Games.British Athletics chief, Niels de Vos, said Bolt’s presence would be a huge delight for fans.”Usain Bolt is a global sporting icon, and this will be one of the last opportunities for families to attend the Anniversary Games and see him compete. I’m sure the British fans will create a special atmosphere under the floodlights in this amazing venue,” he said.”The London Anniversary Games is one of the very best sporting events in Britain and in particular the Friday night will be an incredible exhibition of some of the world’s best athletes, made even more special this year due to its proximity to the Olympic Games.”Last year, Bolt won the 100m at the meet in a time of 9.87 seconds.
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The Daily Observer investigation has established that several students, most of them who live across rivers from schools in Bong and Margibi counties did not sit for the just ended 2016 exams administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).The affected students are from the Pentecostal Conqueror Academy (PCA) along Bong Mines Road in Kakata, School of Christ International (SOCI) in Weala and the Frelela Public School (FPS) in Frelela Town, Bong County.The number of students, who missed the exam are said to be about 35 including female and male students.WAEC Monrovia office confirmed the report but attributed the missed exams to what it described as “unforeseen circumstances” that prevented the students from turning up.WAEC Head of Test Administration, Dele G. Gbotoe, via mobile phone, told the Daily Observer that some of the students who did not take the test had arrived at a creek that had overflowed its banks causing the students “considerable delay in arriving at the testing centers.”Nevertheless, Daily Observer Bong County correspondent reported that the students affected from Margibi County were not registered by their respective administrations during the WAEC registration period, while a few students from the FPS allegedly dropped out of school after registering for the exams, which were administered in June instead of May this year.The Principal of the Pentecostal Conqueror Academy, Stephen S. K. Momo on Thursday, July 6 confirmed the information, but said there were only seven students that registered for WAEC from his institution.He said despite several announcements or reminders made to both students and parents about WAEC fees, some of them did not register. Mr. Momo noted that at the beginning of the school year, about 15 ninth graders enrolled, but a few dropped and the number reduced to 12, adding that out of the twelve, five did not write the exams.He said those students who missed the WAEC will not pass to the next class, “because the Ministry of Education (MOE) issued a very strict mandate to school authorities not to promote students from the ninth and 12th grades who did not write or who failed the WAEC exams.”The coordinator for the School of Christ International, George S. Tengbeh, confirmed the situation and attributed it to parents’ failure to register their children in the stipulated time set by WAEC, which elapsed before many parents paid the registration fees.Exams administered by the WAEC for both 9th and 12 graders are annual academic exercises to evaluate students’ preparedness for graduation or promotion to secondary level.This year’s administration of the exams suffered a series of constraints beginning with the cancellation of the previous exams due to what the administration claimed was “an unexpected theft of copies of each of the nine exam subjects from the Konola SDA Mission.” The MOE stated that it could not justify administering exams that had been leaked.Although the date on the exam papers administered remains the same as the copies of the exams purportedly leaked, WAEC Monrovia office went ahead and administered the exams June 27 to July 1 to more than 46, 000 registered 12th graders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…with aid of new technologyIn an effort to reduce the number of cancer-related deaths locally, the Guyana Cancer Foundation has embarked on a new project whereby 200 men will be able to benefit from free prostate cancer screening beginning today.The process will be done via a new type of screening which was launched at GTT’s Pinktober.This was related by the founder of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Bibi Hassan during an interview with Guyana Times on Monday.According to her, the new screening programme – the Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) will replace the physical test. With the PSA, a blood sample will be taken and tested for cancer.Hassan said that the Foundation continued in its quest, with the help of its major sponsors – GTT; Scotiabank; Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI); Twins Manufacturing Chemists and several others.According to Hassan, the screening is applicable to men 35 years and older. She informed that the men would be required to have a brief interview with her before a decision is made whether they were actually in need of the screening. Hassan did, however, point out that men would not be turned down because of their financial ability since the Foundation was there to assist everyone.Men who are interested in having themselves screened for the dreaded disease can contact the founder on 618-2085 or visit the newly-commissioned office at Lot 9 Third Avenue and Sheriff Street, Subryanville, Georgetown Monday to Friday between 11:00h and 17:30h.The screening programme is being done in collaboration with the Woodlands Hospital. The cost for a prostate cancer screening is usually about $12,000 at other locations in the country. Hassan informed that this screening programme would continue until the Foundation reached its 200-person target.In addition to this programme for men, the Foundation also has an ongoing breast cancer screening for 200 women; close to 100 women have already taken advantage of the service.Last month was dedicated to prostate cancer awareness, while October has been dubbed Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world.According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data published in 2017, prostate cancer deaths in Guyana reached 89 or 1.54 per cent of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate is 44.40 per 100,000 persons, ranking Guyana at number 13 in the world.A report from the Public Health Ministry back in 2014 showed that cancer was the third leading cause of mortality in Guyana with Ischemic Heart Diseases coming at second and Cerebrovascular Diseases at number one. Prostate, breast, lung and cervical cancers are the main categories affecting the Guyanese population.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the report shows that during the period 2004-2011, over 3400 persons died from various forms of cancer, with the largest number of deaths being 621 in 2011.Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate – a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.It is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.When this type of cancer is detected early, or while it is still confined to the prostate gland, it has a better chance of successful treatment.While it may show little or no symptoms in early stages, but trouble urinating, blood in semen and erectile dysfunction are a few of the serious warning signs men experience.
A 15-year-old boy was on Wednesday remanded to the Juvenile Holding Centre when he appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.It is alleged that the teenager murdered Desmond Sewdath, 29, of Six Street, Whim Village, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on November 17, 2018.The unrepresented teen appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh. He was handed over to the Police by his mother following the incident.The case has been transferred to the Whim Magistrate’s Court for the Preliminary Inquiry.Reports are teen and Sewdath were imbibing and had an argument over clothingDead: Desmond Sewdatshortly before the stabbing incident took place.Reports are the teen stabbed the 29-year-old man who collapsed on the road at Auchlyne Village – Sideline Dam and First Street. The media also reported the teen claimed that Sewdath was carrying a knife and attacked him with it but subsequently fell and was later seen bleeding.He was picked up and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital but succumbed to his injuries while enroute.The dead man’s sister, Nafeeza, had told Guyana Times that she received a report that her brother was injured and was lying on the roadway.At the time, she was at the Community Centre and she left about five minutes after. When she arrived at the scene, Police were already there and from all indications, her brother was already dead.“The Police tell me that he already died… he had one bore on his chest.”The grieving sister related that the suspect was not at the scene when she arrived.Another sibling, Shameza, explained that her now dead brother visited her prior to his demise. According to her, Sewdat was under the influence of alcohol when he visited, and he asked for a telephone call to his godfather. He then asked his father for a shirt and left.Eyewitnesses stated that the now dead man, who was imbibing with friends, was being ‘tantalised’ about a dirty shirt that he was wearing. He left and returned with the clean shirt, but his friends continued to tease him.The sister noted that her brother and the suspect were friends. “I always see him talking to this boy and one, one time I does see he and dis boy riding on the road, but I don’t know if they have a close relationship because he don’t live here with me and only when he drink, he does come…” she explained.The teen’s mother related that her son has been involved in several incidents and was arrested by the Police. “He went to the Juvenile Centre. Only the other day he come from Juvenile Centre and a month before he come from Juvenile Centre. I can’t say what he went there for, because the Police did not tell me anything as a parent, they just pick him up and carry him,” she related.Police are still investigating the incident. The case will continue on December 3.
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Wednesday opened an oil spill planning and readiness assessment workshop aimed at finalising the Contingency Planning and Implementation of the Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation (OPRC) Convention for key public and private players in the local oil and gas sector. The workshop was held at the Roraima Duke Lodge.This is the second workshop to be held; the first being in March at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre (ACCC) to provide stakeholders with a detailed understanding of the National Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan and the requirements, policy and procedures for implementation of a national oil spill response, the Department of Public Information reported.CDC Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig addressing the stakeholders at the workshopOut of that first workshop, a recommendation was made for another session be held to finalise the assessment of national readiness for oil spills before implementation can take place.CDC Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, said the workshop has been organised to complete the assessment so that systematic gaps, lead agencies and deadlines can be identified and established. He added that the CDC aims to create a sustainable disaster risk management system; noting that as Guyana advances towards becoming an oil producing territory, the probability of oil spills increases significantly. Therefore, simultaneous plans and actions are taking place, the DPI said.Further, Lieutenant Colonel Craig also commended the stakeholders at the workshop for their commitment and recognition of the need for collaboration. “We are here today, to take steps to formally develop a national mechanism for oil spill preparedness and response. Over the last couple of months, a number of steps were taken in advancing the oil spill response mechanism. Primarily at the legislative level, the Department of Energy is working with the relevant stakeholders, international bodies and countries to devise and develop new legislation for oil spill response. At the CDC, we are currently developing a Disaster Risk Management Bill and we are ensuring that provisions are also made for oil spill response and preparedness,” he said.Lieutenant Colonel Craig noted too that the Bill is being drafted by international experts and during this week, it would be available on the CDC’s website and sent to all stakeholders so that they can make recommendations for its enhancement and improvement.“It is our hope that we can have this bill ready by the end of this year. Apart from the bill, what you would find happening is that the Working Group for Oil Spill Response continues to meet every week to further develop the oil spill response plan. We have drafted a general aspect of that plan, which covers the competent national authority, the CDC, outlines roles and responsibilities, and so forth. As it relates to the roles and responsibilities, we have identified who are responsible for detection and monitoring; what and who is responsible for reporting, assessments and response. We are hoping to have a good draft of this by June 30, 2019,” he further said.According to DPI, the Director General pointed out that apart from planning, the Commission is also working to acquire resources to ensure that all key agencies are equipped to deal with any adverse effects of the oil sector. “Right now, there are four containers of oil spill resources that has been procured by the DoE and which will be handed over to the CDC. It is our intention to take these and hand it over to the necessary agencies. We are also trying to procure other materials and very soon, the CDC would be meeting with key agencies to see what are some of the resources that they require because we are not just buying materials; we are buying what is most needed,” he asserted.The workshop caters to national stakeholders drawn from agencies such as the Guyana Energy Agency, the Protected Areas Commission, the Guyana Marine Conservation Society, the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission, the Maritime Administration Department, the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Coast Guard, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Aircraft Owners’ Association and the Guyana Red Cross Society.
The Chetwynd RCMP are asking people to watch for wildlife after a recent collision with a moose.On Monday, police and ambulance services responded to an accident around 4:40 p.m. on Highway 97 and Cairn Creek Road where a vehicle hit a moose trying to cross the road.The two occupants of the vehicle were treated for minor head injuries and were taken to hospital.- Advertisement -They were later released.
Mateo, a young cancer patient was given the surprise of a lifetime at the Fundación Pérez Scremini in Uruguay, a foundation dedicated to curing childhood cancer.Believing he had a consultation over Skype with a special doctor, the youngster was reduced to tears when Luis Suarez popped up on screen.The Barcelona player had some words of encouragement for his fan.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Ice Dogs put in a good week’s worth of work, and, not surprisingly, it translated into success. With their 3-2 shootout victory over the Utah Grizzlies in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, the Ice Dogs stretched their winning streak to a season-best four games. And coach Malcolm Cameron credits his team’s recent run to its newfound work ethic. “I’ve said all along that the foundation of success is work ethic,” said Cameron, whose team improved to 18-15-4. “I think sometimes we feel like we are so talented that we can get away from that work ethic. Now that we’ve had a more consistent work ethic, it’s translated into some wins. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “We really relied on Hewitt tonight,” Cameron said. “He played phenomenally.” After falling behind 1-0 early, the Ice Dogs came back on first-period goals from Justin Aikins and Cory Urquhart (on the power play). Utah tied it at 2-all on Colt King’s tally 2:55 into the second, and the score remained knotted through the third period and overtime. In the shootout, the Ice Dogs got goals from Aikins, Sean McAslan and Chris Kenday, who had the game-winner. “I’m not saying we played a full 60 minutes tonight … but we are finding ways to win now. It’s good to see.” The Grizzlies outshot the Ice Dogs, 55-23, but goalie Greg Hewitt was spectacular.