GFS continues probe into fire that destroyed commander’s home

first_imgThe Guyana Fire Service (GFS) will take at least one month to complete their investigations into the fire that has gutted ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) Commander, Crystal Robinson’s home.The remains of the house owned by G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) Commander Crystal RobinsonIn an interview with the Guyana Times on Saturday, Robinson said that this was related to her recently by investigators attached to the Guyana Fire Service. She is quite curious as to what might have stated the fire.She nevertheless, was appalled as to the lengthy period the investigation will take to complete.“I can’t really say if I am satisfied with the investigations, because I don’t know what their investigation entails because they had to get people from the Ministry of Works and different places to do their investigations so it takes time. I am still waiting on them”.On August 10, a fire of unknown origin completely gutted the newly appointed Commander’s West Coast Demerara home.Robinson in a previous interview had stated that she was at the Police Pageant at the National Cultural Centre when she received a call at about 00:30h that her house was on fire.The GPF continues to support the Commander as acting Police Commissioner hands over a cheque to RobinsonShe explained that by the time she reached her Lot 154 Back Street, Stewartville, WCD, home, the house was completely engulfed in flames and as such, she could not save any household items.Firefighters, who arrived at the scene late, were also unable to save anything from the blaze.It was reported that the first fire tender to respond to the fire got stuck in mud while the second arrived without water.By the time the third fire tender reached the scene, the house was already destroyed. Robinson said that she lived in that home for 51 years with her parents and other relatives. Luckily, none of the five occupants were at home at the time of the fire.According to her, a neighbour observed flames in the garage and contacted the Guyana Fire Service (GFS).Robinson said that three vehicles were destroyed by the fire. Ever since the fire, Robinson has been staying with a relative. She is eagerly awaiting the completion of the investigation in order to start reconstruction.So far, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has pledged its “full support” to bring relief to Robinson and her family.last_img read more

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Bruins fall to Bears in shocker

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Ayinde Ubaka scored eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA 76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night. UCLA’s second straight loss dealt a serious blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA tournament. The five-minute overtime turned into a blowout, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8. The game was a rematch of last year’s Pac-10 title game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up finish in the national championship game. Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a 16-point first-half lead. They will play Oregon in the semifinals; the teams split their two games during the season. Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 13 for the top-seeded Bruins (26-5), who lost their regular-season finale at Washington. UCLA’s Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10’s player of the year, had his worst offensive performance of the season with three points, ending a streak of 29 games in double figures. Ubaka tied the game at 59 on a 3-pointer after a wild scramble with 54 seconds left in regulation. Collison drove the lane and scored to put the Bruins in front until Ubaka’s floater with 15 seconds left forced overtime. Collison couldn’t answer again when his 3-pointer missed in the closing seconds. Afflalo scored his only field goal of the game to open overtime, but he never connected again. The Bruins watched as shots hit the rim and the Bears’ offensive momentum continued unabated. Omar Wilkes, the son of former UCLA star Jamaal Wilkes, scored on a one-handed scoop to tie the game at 63. Ubaka hit a jumper that gave Cal the lead for good. Eric Vierneisel made four consecutive free throws as the Bears pulled away. Down by 12, the Bruins opened the second half with a scoring burst nearly identical to the one Cal generated in the first 20 minutes. Their 20-4 run helped them take the lead, 45-41, for the first time since the game’s opening moments. Collison had nine points, including a steal and fastbreak dunk, and Mbah a Moute added six. The Bears struggled on 1-of-8 field-goal shooting against UCLA’s increased defensive pressure. Mostly though, the Bruins went to the line as Cal was called for 10 fouls in 8 1/2 minutes after having six in the first half. The Bruins were only 7-of-17 from the line in that stretch. Neither team led by more than four points over the final 8 1/2 minutes of regulation. Ubaka’s 3-pointer went in as the shot clock expired, putting Cal ahead 56-53. The Bruins scored six straight points for a 59-56 lead before Ubaka’s two straight baskets ensured overtime. The Bears outscored UCLA 23-5 in the first half for a 16-point lead. Afflalo had zero points and three fouls, while Collison was scoreless with five of UCLA’s 11 turnovers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Favre runs out of magic

first_img The Packers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1988. Rallying Green Bay from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, Favre threw two touchdown passes and for two 2-point conversions in the fourth quarter and had the Packers in position to possibly win the game on their final drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But with running back Ahman Green on the sidelines with an injured knee and no timeouts left, Favre had to do it all on his own when Green Bay got the ball back with 1:58 to play. He completed two passes before Carolina (2-2) stopped the Packers on a fourth-and-2. Favre threw the ball to Donald Driver past the first-down line, but Chris Gamble knocked the ball out of his hands and it fell incomplete. The Panthers let out a sigh of relief after nearly giving one away. Jake Delhomme threw two touchdown passes and Stephen Davis ran for two more as the Panthers built an early lead and put themselves in position to ride out an easy win. Perhaps that’s just where Favre wanted them. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic – just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from getting off to their worst start in 17 years. Favre threw four touchdown passes but couldn’t overcome two early turnovers that the Carolina Panthers used to build a big lead and then held on for a 32-29 victory. center_img “I was just praying for our defense to get a stop,” Delhomme said. “He was awesome tonight. I’m just honored to be on the same field with him.” Delhomme was 17 of 24 for 206 yards and Davis carried 19 times for 51 yards. Steve Smith, who scored three touchdowns last week against Miami, caught only two passes for 12 yards. Trailing 26-7 midway through the third quarter, Favre turned it up a level. He led by example on an 80-yard scoring drive, sprinting up the middle for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 then finishing it off with a 26-yard TD pass to Driver. Favre finished 28 of 47 for 303 yards and four touchdowns. It was his 19th game of four or more touchdown passes, second to Dan Marino’s record 21. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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