Chemical spill at GNIC Wharf

first_imgThe Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf has closed its operations following a chemical spill at the facility.It is unclear what the chemical is and what danger, if any, it poses. This publication understands that employees have evacuated.Reports are that workers experienced a burning sensation about their bodies from the exposure to the chemical.The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) had showed up to render assistance.Investigations are ongoing.last_img

Middlesbrough ‘have to be careful’ at QPR – Adomah

first_imgMiddlesbrough’s Albert Adomah has told his club’s website they will not be taking QPR lightly when the two sides meet on Friday.Former Harrow Borough winger Adomah has been one of the key figures in Middlesbrough’s promotion challenge this season, scoring five times in 34 games.They arrive at Loftus Road in third place in the Championship, one point behind Brighton and five adrift of leaders Burnley, with a game in hand on both.Rangers, meanwhile, are 11th after picking up 10 points out of a possible 15.Adomah said: “We’re hoping we can win the game, but they’re doing well at the moment so we have to be careful. It’s not going to be an easy game.“The good thing is there are games coming weekend-Tuesday-weekend, and as players we look forward to the games.“Hopefully we can do it at QPR then it’s on to the next one.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Attacks on Dalits spark tension in western Uttar Pradesh

first_imgTension simmered in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar towns of western Uttar Pradesh after two incidents of atrocities on Dalits in the last two days. Eight people, including a pregnant Dalit woman, were injured when Gujjars attacked Dalits in Mawana area of Meerut on Wednesday.Gujjars fired over 22 rounds and beat up Dalits in a clash at Meeva village over a dispute on right of way. The attack on the Dalit family in Meerut came even while caste tensions were simmering in the nearby town of Muzaffarnagar. Dalit youth Vipin Kumar was badly beaten up by Hindutva activists who alleged that he had insulted Hindu gods. They forced Mr. Kumar to say “Jai Shri Ram” and hail other Hindu godslast_img read more

French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic in final

first_imgRafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday in the final.Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball during the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his winning streak at the clay-court major to 35 straight.But it didn’t look too good at the start for the top-seeded Spaniard. Djokovic won the first set and looked to be in control of nearly every point. The combination of Nadal finding his range and the heat on court, however, started to take its toll on the second-seeded Serb.Both players used ice-filled towels to cool themselves during changeovers, but Djokovic also looked like he vomited a bit as he was heading for the first changeover in the fourth set.Djokovic also appeared out of sorts in the third set. Trailing 3-0, he wobbled as he went to take his seat on the bench for the changeover. And in the final set, with Nadal leading 5-4, Djokovic poured cold water on his head and on each forearm in an effort to cool off.Nadal was broken once in the first set, and once again in the second. He was able to recover the second break, however, as he started to find his range on Court Philippe Chatrier, the stadium Nadal calls his favorite place in the world to play.advertisementHe ended up breaking Djokovic to win the second set, and then again to win the third and yet again to win the fourth.On match point, Djokovic double-faulted for the third time. Nadal dropped to his knees before shaking hands with Djokovic and then climbing into the crowd to celebrate with his team.Nadal, who will retain his place at the top of the rankings with the victory, has now won 14 Grand Slam titles, tied for second among the men with Pete Sampras. Only Roger Federer, with 17 majors, has more.But Nadal is the only player to have won the same Grand Slam tournament nine times, and is the first to win five straight French Open titles. He also won at Roland Garros from 2005-08, but lost for the only time in the fourth round of the 2009 tournament. Federer went on to win that year, completing a career Grand Slam.Nadal is 23-19 against Djokovic overall, and 6-0 against him at Roland Garros. Djokovic took Nadal to five sets in last year’s French Open semifinals, and lost in four in the 2012 final.Entering Sunday’s match, however, Djokovic had won their previous four meetings, including winning the title in Rome on clay.The six-time major champion still needs a victory at the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam.last_img read more