Housewife dies in Essequibo Coast accident

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first_imgA mother of five was on Tuesday evening killed by a speeding car as she attempted to cross the Affiance Public Road, Essequibo Coast.Dead is 55-year-old Nandranie Singh, a housewife, of Lot 74 Queenstown, Essequibo Coast.Dead: Nandranie SinghBased on reports received, the 23-year-old driver of the motor car, HB 5965, was reportedly on his mobile phone when the accident occurred. The pedestrian was about to cross that road when she was struck by the young man, who was also speeding at the time.The injured woman was rushed to the Suddie Regional Hospital in an unconscious state and succumbed while receiving medical attention. The driver, who cleared a breathalyser test, was arrested and was now assisting traffic ranks with their investigations.One of Singh’s sisters, Tara, Guyana Times that on the night of the accident, her sister and one of her daughters went to purchase some items at the supermarket while her grandchildren were left at a play park, which is a stone’s throw away.After purchasing the items, the grieving sister explained, her niece was left in the supermarket while her sister made her way back to the play park. “She was on the pedestrian crossing going to the park when the car with loud music hit her down… he was also on his phone,” she noted.The woman further stated that she received the news about 20:30h and immediately went to her sister’s home. She noted that her sister received severe head injuries and from all indications, her arms and legs might have been broken as a result of the impact.“After she was taken to the hospital, the doctors tried with her, but she couldn’t make it,” the sister cried. Singh leaves to mourn her five children, grandchildren, and siblings.A post-mortem is expected to be performed on Friday.last_img read more

PSG, Barcelona on verge of UCL last 16

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first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Daley Blind (R) fights for the ball with Benfica’s Douglas dos Santos during their UEFA Champions League Group A first leg match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, on Ocotber 18, 2017 © AFP/File / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPARIS, France, Oct 30 – Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, five-time champions Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are among the teams looking to book a Champions League last-16 place on Tuesday.The pick of the action sees Anderlecht take on Neymar and co. in Paris, while Barcelona face Olympiakos and Roma go head-to-head with Chelsea in Italy. Here AFP Sport takes a look at what is at stake in each group:Group AAt Manchester, EnglandManchester United (ENG) v Benfica (POR)Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian M’Bappe controls the ball in front Neymar during their UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match against Anderlecht, at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEJose Mourinho’s side can secure a place in the last 16 with two matches to spare with a win at Old Trafford, if Basel avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow.United are unbeaten at home in 12 meetings with Portuguese opponents — their last home loss in Europe came in a 2-1 reverse against Real Madrid in the 2012/13 competition.Benfica are likely heading towards an early exit after losing their first three group games and will be without veteran defender Luisao following his dismissal in the 1-0 defeat by United in Lisbon.Brazilian striker Jonas scored his league-leading 12th goal in a 1-0 win over Feirense on Friday, while United bounced back from a shock loss at Huddersfield Town by edging Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday courtesy of Anthony Martial’s late winner.At Basel, SwitzerlandBasel (SUI) v CSKA Moscow (RUS)Basel’s Taulant Xhaka scores a goal during their UEFA Champions League Group A first leg match against CSKA Moscow, at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVBasel will clinch a spot in the knockout phase with a second straight win over CSKA Moscow, if Benfica fail to beat United.After a slow start to the season, Basel have hit their stride with six wins in their last eight games.Conversely, CSKA are in the middle of a terrible run of form after only winning once in their last eight matches and scoring just twice in that period.A 1-0 defeat at Arsenal Tula on Friday left them four points off leaders Lokomotiv in Russia, but Alan Dzagoev could return after a month out with an Achilles injury.Group BAt Glasgow, ScotlandCeltic (SCO) v Bayern Munich (GER)Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels (R) celebrates scoring a goal with teammate Arjen Robben during their UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match against Celtic, in Munich, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Christof STACHECeltic matched their century-old British record by stretching their domestic unbeaten streak to 62 matches with Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.But Brendan Rodgers’ team face a stiff test against Bayern Munich as they bid to keep their European adventure alive.A resurgent Bayern eased to a 3-0 win over the Scottish champions a fortnight ago, and a repeat success would all but end Celtic’s chances of reaching the knockout rounds.Jupp Heynckes is hopeful striker Robert Lewandowski will be fit for the trip to Glasgow after limping out of Saturday’s 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig — their second triumph in four days over their title rivals after a shootout win in the second round of the German Cup.At ParisParis Saint-Germain (FRA) v Anderlecht (BEL)Unai Emery’s French heavyweights have cruised through their opening three fixtures — netting 12 goals with none conceded — and will be expected to again sweep aside Anderlecht at the Parc des Princes.Edinson Cavani struck twice more in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Nice, giving the Uruguayan 15 goals in 14 matches this term, as PSG stayed four points clear in France.Neymar is also set to return after serving a domestic one-match ban following his red card against Marseille.Anderlecht have yet to register a goal or point in this season’s group stage, with their last away win in the Champions League proper coming in December 2005.Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro jumps over Qarabag’s goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic during their UEFA Champions League Group C first leg match, in Baku, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVGroup CAt MadridAtletico Madrid (ESP) v Qarabag (AZE)Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are still searching for their first win of the competition after a goalless draw in Azerbaijan a fortnight ago.They are in danger of missing out on the knockout stages for the first time since failing to qualify at all in 2012-13.The Spanish side have made a solid start in La Liga and are unbeaten in their first 10 games, but sit eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona in fourth place after five draws.Although Qarabag picked up their first Champions League point in Baku, Atletico will be expected to have little trouble in closing the gap on Chelsea and Roma, ahead of a home match against the Italians and a crucial visit to Stamford Bridge.At RomeRoma (ITA) v Chelsea (ENG)The winner of the clash at the Stadio Olimpico will be well-placed to reach the last 16 with both teams still to play a game against struggling Qarabag.A thrilling 3-3 draw at Chelsea last time out prevented the Premier League champions from moving five points clear at the top of Group C, with Roma now looking for a victory to overtake Antonio Conte’s men.Roma won their last home game against Chelsea in the group stages nine years ago, but have not reached the quarter-finals since 2007-08.Chelsea gave their English title defence a boost by beating Bournemouth at the weekend to stay nine points off top spot, while Roma are seven points behind Serie A leaders Napoli with a game in hand.Group DAt Piraeus, GreeceOlympiakos (GRE) v Barcelona (ESP)Barcelona could secure a last-16 place on Tuesday. A fourth straight group-stage win in Greece would book a knock-out spot unless Sporting Lisbon beat Juventus.Ernesto Valverde’s men are on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since losing both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid.The five-time European champions are flying high in Spain, having only dropped two points in their first 10 outings.Barca talisman Lionel Messi is La Liga’s top-scorer so far this term with 12 goals and has also netted three times from three Champions League outings.The first meeting two weeks ago saw Barcelona ease to a 3-1 win with only 10 men, while Olympiakos, bottom of Group D, will be eliminated if they lose and Sporting fail to beat Juventus.At LisbonSporting Lisbon (POR) v Juventus (ITA)Sporting and Juventus look set to be in a straight fight for second place in Group D behind Barcelona, with Tuesday’s match in Lisbon crucial after the Italians’ 2-1 win at Turin.Jorge Jesus’ team are looking to draw level on points with their opponents, although last season’s runners-up would move all but into the knockout rounds with victory.After winning six consecutive Serie A titles, Juve trail in-form Napoli by three points domestically despite a strong start to the campaign.Jesus is hoping to improve Sporting’s European pedigree as the Portuguese giants have not reached the last 16 since 2009, when they lost 12-1 on aggregate to Bayern Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more