Blocked drains cause flooding in Essequibo Coast

first_imgResidents of Charity Housing Scheme on the Essequibo Coast are contending that blockage in the main drainage canals are causing a buildup of water in the community.Contacted previously, Councillor Ryan Vanslygtman of the Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) said the NDC is aware of the situation. On Thursday he led a team of Councillors to visit the area and meet with affected residents.He explained that the blockage is caused by persons blocking the main drainage system of the Housing Scheme by building concrete bridges over the canal. He noted that these residents claimed that they were given permission to constructThe blockage is causing water to accumulate on, and cause damage to, the roadwaythese bridges by the overseer, Samuel Sooklall.According to Vanslygtman, efforts to contact the overseer to get answers have proved futile. “He is doing things without the permission of the NDC, and is corrupting the system,” the Councillor lamented.He has posited that the lawlessness in the Charity area must stop, and that the NDC must be able to have full control over all decisions made, in the best interest of the people in the communities under its oversight.When Guyana Times visited the community on Thursday, residents expressed concern over the situation and the impact it can have on their health, especiallyOne of the flooded roads in Charity Housing Schemethe health of the many children living in the unsanitary conditions in the area.Water could be seen in many yards and some places on the roadways, causing rapid deterioration of the road as a spinoff.Residents of the Charity Housing Scheme are calling on the NDC to quickly rectify the drainage system before a breakout of some deadly disease occurs.last_img read more

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Can 49ers channel Candlestick, defeat Seahawks Russell Wilson?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Nick Mullens is 2-1 at Levi’s Stadium, and that qualifies as a beacon of hope.The 49ers will need their quarterback’s moxie and magic Sunday – and so much more, from so many others — to end a 10-game losing streak to the Seattle Seahawks.That said, no quarterback has thrived at Levi’s Stadium like the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. He’s 4-0 there since the 49ers’ migration south from Candlestick Park.“It’s definitely a different venue in terms of where they play now,” Wilson told …last_img

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Spin meister

first_imgAkash Karnataki says it’s the ‘wow’ factor of dance that initially attracts students, but what they end up staying for is the pure joy of dancing. His Spin Academy was holding classes in Mumbai, Nashik and Devlali in 2000, when after visits to Gujarat, he saw the business potential of,Akash Karnataki says it’s the ‘wow’ factor of dance that initially attracts students, but what they end up staying for is the pure joy of dancing. His Spin Academy was holding classes in Mumbai, Nashik and Devlali in 2000, when after visits to Gujarat, he saw the business potential of starting an academy in the state. Karnataki felt Amdavadis will take to Latin American dances very well-the dances are cool, casual, fitness-oriented and done in couples. He was right; today, Spin Academy holds classes in other cities of Gujarat, like Vadodara, as well.Karnataki, 36, studied dance during the 1990s at several prestigious institutes, including Shiamak Davar’s institute, the Dance Centre in New York and at the Dance Theatre of Sydney. Karnataki’s courses now include jazz-to explore body movements, hip hop-to instill rhythm, modern jive and rock ‘n’ roll-to build speed and tempo, and, finally, Latino dances like the salsa. “Looking good, feeling fit, having grace and style-these are some of the USPs of the Spin Academy programme. Dance is great stress-buster after a hard day’s work,” says Karnataki, who is a qualified teacher of Latin American dance.This year, Spin has introduced a Zumba-style fitness programme, inspired by a similar plan created by Columbian choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s that combines Latin American dance with music. Also taught are contemporary hip hop styles of b-boying and b-girling, locking and popping, all of which are break-dancing’s evolved versions. Says Saket Tibrewala, a 28-year-old entrepreneur, “I attended a class where most of my batch-mates were corporate execs and entrepreneurs, and we really enjoyed the way it was put together.”advertisement Spin centresShashi Kunj: II Floor, ‘Shapath – 3’,S.G. Road,Ahmedabad.Tel: 09825419007,079-26851457/ 26854862.Nirman Bhawan: Law Garden Road, Ellis Bridge,Ahmedabad. Tel: 09825419007.The Sports Club of Gujarat: Sardar Patel Stadium,Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-26440371.Only Parathas: 5, Sudhanagar,Jetalpur Road,Alkapuri, Vadodara. Tel: 09825419007.last_img read more

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