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  • Govt continues to neglect residents

    first_imgBlack Bush Polder flood: Day 13– as NDIA shifts blame to Regional AdministrationToday makes it 13 days since Johanna and Yakusari in Black Bush Polder have been flooded with no assistance from the Government and the NDIA is blaming the Regional Administration. While residents and farmers continue to battle with the water, disease and loss of crops, Government continues to turn a blind eye to the situation.On Tuesday, a team from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) visited the sluice at Joppa, Number 43 Village, and the outfall channel to access ongoing works there.A senior official noted that work is progressing well while adding that the agency has been able to identify the problems which caused flooding in the two polders.“It is the outfall channel which we are clearing now and we had to wait until the rains started so there would be water in the system to flush it,” the official said.He added that the situation at the mouth of the sluice and vegetation in the Yakusari canal were the other two factors which caused the flooding.However, this publication had pointed out those very factors from the first day of the flood.In fact, the day prior to the two polders being inundated, Guyana Times had pointed out those three factors as they relate to flooding in the Black Bush Polder.Meanwhile, the NDIA official said the agency is only responsible for the clearing of the outfall channel.“The region has the responsibility for the canal, the pump and the canal.” Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop put the blame back on the NDIA, claiming that the 150-foot wide canal with floating grass cannot cause flooding.However, he admitted that the canal had not been cleared for the year.“The REO (Regional Executive Officer) failed to get a contractor to do the cleaning,” he told this publication on Tuesday evening. DeRoop further stated that the NDIA has the responsibility for the 300 feet in front of the sluice door.“Because this was not cleaned the pump could not work,” DeRoop said.The pump at Joppa had only worked for five hours and ten minutes in one week because of siltation.DeRoop said he asked the REO to send an excavator to the residential areas of the affected polders to help to ease the flooding there.“The REO is sending the machines to other places where there is no emergency. They are playing politics with people’s lives.”On Tuesday, residents told this publication that no one from the Government has visited since the flood started.Balgai Rajkumar of South Yakusari said the flood water was at her door for one week. She, like many other cash crop farmers, complained of losing all of her crop as a result of the almost two weeks of flooding.Residents in North Yakusari reported children falling ill, resulting in them being unable to attend school.“The nurses from the health centre tell us that they coming Monday and I wait home and nobody come. I wait home whole day today (Tuesday) and nobody come,” one resident said.As the Yakusari Primary School compound remains under water, students reported seeing a snake in the water on Monday.One teacher said the reptile which was spotted in the water is considered a dangerous snake. Residents said the water had started receding but a downpour on Monday took them back to square one. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

  • Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

    first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires This is a great illustration of why a better indicator of true Super Bowl contenders is the ability to blow out teams out versus winning close games. If a team puts itself in position where one call or one lucky bounce can cost you, there’s always the chance the break doesn’t go your way.Arizona went 10-4 in one-score games during head coach Bruce Arians’ first two seasons, a winning percentage that in all likelihood was not sustainable. The Cardinals also only won two games by over 20 points throughout those 32 matchups, a feat they’ve already matched across the opening four contests of 2015.Coming up, Arizona faces a Detroit Lions team that just lost to the Seahawks despite forcing three turnovers and scoring a defensive touchdown. Then it’s the Pittsburgh Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger, a floundering Baltimore Ravens squad and the Cleveland Browns who’ve allowed 672 yards passing in their last two games.It would be a shocking development if the Cardinals didn’t head into their bye with a 7-1 record.Even in a loss there were positives to take from a big picture perspective regarding the Cardinals this season. They showed they can compete and put themselves in position to win when there’s less than optimal footing. Over the next 12 games, this will certainly happen again and finding a way to win one or two of those will likely be the difference in whether they win the NFC West or finish behind the Seahawks for a third straight season. • David Johnson fumbled the opening kickoff giving the Rams a short field for their first TD.• Arizona settled for four field goals in the red zone.• They were 2-for-11 on third down.• The Cards lost the turnover battle 3-0.• Benny Cunningham fumbled, the Cardinals recovered, and they didn’t get to keep possession because of an awful decision by an official.• Johnson dropped an easy touchdown pass.The Cardinals still only lost by two points with all of the above going against them.During the first three weeks of the season, we witnessed what can happen when everything is clicking for this Cardinals team. They had an NFC best +77 point differential and that included an even turnover margin in two of three games. Arizona still has an NFC best +75 point differential after their two-point loss, 32 points ahead of the next best team, the Atlanta Falcons.Week 4 was an example of the Cardinals at their worst.Your average NFL team gets blown off the field playing with the level of sloppiness Arizona did on Sunday. Again, the Cards lost by two points and had an opportunity to win the game in the fourth quarter. Just like the they weren’t going to score touchdowns on every red zone trip (11-for-12) as they did in the first three games, the Cardinals won’t struggle as much as they did versus St. Louis going forward. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 27 0 Comments   Share   center_img Sunday didn’t fall in the Arizona Cardinals favor, but all evidence still points to this season ending with success. Football brings a wild swing of emotions on a week-to-week basis depending on the outcomes of games. After a win, the tendency is to overreact in a positive fashion, while a loss leads to “the end of the world.”While it’s not good that Arizona lost 24-22 to a division foe at home, the Cardinals are still a good football team.Think about all of the circumstances surrounding Arizona’s first defeat of the season: St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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