LISCR players assemble for prayer before kickoff against IE.– Draws with Invincible Eleven 1-1Relegated Invincible Eleven (IE) over the weekend became a stumbling block for LISCR FC’s third championship celebration after pressuring the league leaders to come from a goal down to level the scores at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.IE got the curtain raiser from the spot in the 33rd minute after Sekou Kamara converted the penalty, before LISCR through striker Christopher Jackson leveled the score in the 40th minute after also perfectly sending goalkeeper James Kolubah the wrong way from the penalty spot.LISCR enjoyed having the first opportunity that could have put them ahead in the first 10 minutes after forward Prince Urey dribbled past goalkeeper Kolubah, but did not apply much force to get the ball to the back of the net.Two minutes later, Augustine Touyoun of IE got a one-on-one opportunity but was denied by goalkeeper Prince Wlame.With the scores leveled at half time, the league leaders returned to the second half more eager for the three points that could have crowned them champions. They had another chance in the early minutes of the second half, but striker Robert Mensah’s header from forward Urey’s cross hit the crossbar.The remaining minutes of the second half were played in IE’s half with the leader’s mounting pressure. Coach Manneh later increased his attacking force by introducing forward Varney Sando and striker Trokon Myers, but the relegated Yellow Boys kept their defensive wall tight, preventing the leaders from achieving their dream.In the last quarter, LISCR forward Prince Urey was brought down in the penalty area but referee Jerry Yekeh did not rule for a penalty.A win for LISCR could have recorded the club’s third championship success and Coach Tapha Manneh’s first competitive title with the club after signing a three-year deal with the club.Saturday’s result extended LISCR’s lead to three points ahead of second place Barrack Young Controllers. The winner of the championship will now be decided on the final results of the LISCR FC versus Keitrace FC encounter and defending champions BYC versus relegation threatened LPRC-Oilers match.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Seventeen people were killed in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) in 2019, the same as was recorded for the previous year.Dead: Dominic Tyler SulkerOf the 17, seven were pedestrians including two children, six motorcyclists, two drivers, one occupant of a motor vehicle and one pedal cyclist being a child.In addition, the traffic department recorded 39 serious accidents for 2019 when compared to 41 in the previous year. There were also 52 damage accidents compared to 65 in 2018.Dead: Kevin SinclairIn all, there was a total of 178 accidents compared to 197 the previous year.“We have noticed that over the weekend period is our trouble period and from Friday evenings into Monday mornings. So, it is the entire weekend and then on holidays,” Commander Brutus revealed.He further stated that most of the accidents occurred between 18:00h and midnight.Dead: Gurdatt Hemraj“In terms of the factors for the causes of accidents, speeding tops the list, driving under the influence (DUI). Sometimes you have speeding and DUI – they go hand in hand. Inattentiveness by the use of the cell phone while driving is also one of the factors which lead to accidents,” the Commander said while noting that the failure to observe the rules of the road is also a factor.Hazards on the road such as derelict vehicles, vehicles parked dangerously and other objects left on the road shoulders that should not be there have contributed to most of the road accidents.One of the accident scenes of 2019“When we look at the offices that we target to curb fatal accidents, in general, is speeding.”However, 1923 cases were made out against errant drivers. Forty-nine cases were for driving under the influence; 17 persons were charged for dangerous driving, 323 for failing to wear seat belts and 58 for failing to wear safety helmets. In all, a total of 5861 are before the court for general traffic offences.“As road users, we need to pay attention to the rules of the road. There are published speed limits on the road and this is based on engineers that had the speed limits fixed to that rate because of the general circumstances surrounding the conditions of the road, the housing and the communities around and the width of the road. All those factors are used to determine the speed limit of a certain area,” the Commander added.He also stated that drivers also need to consider other road users.“You should always anticipate that the other person will make the mistake, [hone] your driving to prevent an accident rather than going fast unnecessarily. You also need to cater for animals on our roads. Of course, from time to time we will have the stray catchers impounding the animals but then they are still instances where animals are on the road.”He noted that in Region Six and more particularly on the Corentyne, drivers need to consider rice harvesting and the wetness on the roadway in most instances.Nevertheless, he added that every life that is lost on the roadway is one too many.
With the summer window now just around the corner, here are top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Paris Saint-Germain have overtaken Manchester United in the transfer race for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, by launching an £88m bid. (Marca) The French club have also made a move for United’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, 27, and are trying to sign him on a year’s loan. (Sun on Sunday) Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 34, believes the Spanish giants should sign David De Gea, 24, from Manchester United – even if it spells the end of his Bernabeu career. (Mail on Sunday) United have been offered Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas, 28, as a sweetener in a bid to take De Gea to Real Madrid. (Sunday Express) Championship-bound QPR could be set to receive £10m if Liverpool sell 20-year-old forward Raheem Sterling, should their former player leave Anfield for more than £50m. (Sunday Telegraph) Liverpool are ready to put a £60m price on Sterling to test the resolve of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool are planning to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, for £30m in a recruitment drive which they hope will enable them to catch up ground on their Premier League rivals. (Sunday Times) Sherwood also hopes to add to his Villa squad by beating Liverpool and Newcastle to the signing of Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 26, who is out of contract this summer. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 29, could be heading to Liverpool this summer after rejecting a move to Arsenal. (Daily Star Sunday) Dick Advocaat will fly back to the Netherlands on Monday and beg his wife to allow him to stay on at Sunderland for 12 more months after the 67-year-old helped guide the Black Cats to another season in the Premier League. (Sunday Express) Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, 24, is a £10m target for Southampton this summer. (Sunday Mirror) Hull striker Nikica Jelavic, 29, will look to leave Hull on loan and move to a Premier League club if the Tigers go down on Sunday. (Sun on Sunday) Arsene Wenger has set a deadline for contract talks with Theo Walcott as the 26-year-old Arsenal winger enters the final year of his contract. (Independent on Sunday) And here are the latest transfer rumours and exclusives from talkSPORT.com…Exclusive – West Ham are ‘crazy’ to let Sam Allardyce go, according to former assistantSelling Aaron Ramsey will put Arsenal’s title hopes back five years, warns Perry GrovesArsenal star Aaron Ramsey is good enough to replace Xavi at Barcelona, says ex-GunnerIt will be a huge wrench for Petr Cech to leave Chelsea, says Mark SchwarzerBlow for Arsenal! Transfer target ‘very close’ to agreeing Juventus moveLouis van Gaal optimistic David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite Real Madrid interestRoberto Mancini interested in bringing Arsenal target to Inter MilanArsenal boss Arsene Wenger rules out bid for Callum WilsonArsenal star Aaron Ramsey good enough to replace Xavi at Barcelona, says ex-GunnerJuventus line up audacious summer swoop for Tottenham wingerCarlo Ancelotti claims he has not held Real Madrid talks amid sack rumoursExclusive – Stoke City enter race for one time Tottenham and Liverpool targetArsenal and Liverpool target reveals dream moveBrendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out Liverpool contract 1 Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, May 24