No. 73 Young Warriors, CWC Sports Club and No. 72 Cut & Load record victoriesLAKERAM Latchman led from the front with ball and bat to steer the No. 73 Young Warriors to an easy win over Scottsburg United in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), RHTY&SC MS 100-ball knockout cricket tournament for teams in the Upper Corentyne.CWC Sports Club and No. 72 Cut and Load also recorded victories on Sunday.In their clash at the No. 73 ground, Scottsburg United batted first and scored 97-9 off their allotted balls. Shahab Rasheed scored 29, while Aaron Jamalodeen added 20. Bowling for No. 73 Young Warriors, skipper Latchman and Rajesh Bisnauth finished with 4-25 and 4-19 respectively.The home team in reply, raced to 103-3 off 84 balls, with Latchman finishing with 37 not out. Ojraj Singh, who scored 32, also finished not out. Akram Ally led Scottsburg United with 1-8.Meanwhile at the No. 69 ground, No. 72 Cut and Load defeated No 69 Vikings by 10 wickets. No 69 Vikings were routed for 48. Only V. Lallbeharry (12) and S. Rajaram (12) showed resistance, but neither could get on top of the bowling. Devanand Chattterpaul took 3-6, Abindra Paresar 2-10 and Victor Pedro and Rishi Persaud 2-11 each.Led by 28 from Persaud and 10 not out from Ramesh Omaperaud, No.72 Cut and Load then raced to 49-0.At CWC, the home team defeated Radha Krishna Academy by nine wickets. The visitors reached 77 in their innings, with Chandradeo Laljit and Khemraj Dhup scoring 13 and 12 runs in that order.Darshand Chalitar and Jalid Singh finished with 3-14 and 3-17 respectively to lead the home team, who replied with 78-1. Naresh Deo led the attack with 36 not out, while Bishram Shukram added 34 unbeaten runs.Twenty-four teams from the UCCA are in the competition.
MASON CITY — An informational meeting will be held next week by the Iowa Department of Transportation to discuss a proposed feasibility study for US Highway 65 south of downtown Mason City. The study is being done prior to the scheduled reconstruction of the highway from 6th Street South to just south of 27th Street Southwest in 2024. The DOT will conduct the meeting using an open forum format, with DOT staff being present to informally discuss the study. That meeting will take place at the Mason City Public Library on Thursday evening September 12th from 5:00 to 6:30. If you want to submit a comment online about this project, you can click here
As the Social Cohesion Ministry wrapped up its inaugural Youth Business Summit at the Pegasus Hotel, 11 persons were awarded financial grants to kick-start their businesses.Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael-Haynes (centre); Deputy Director of Youth, Leslyn Boyce (far left), along with the winners of the Jaguar’s Den and the panel of judgesChairman of the Summit Committee, Ronald Austin, told Guyana Times that the 10 recipients received grants ranging between $500,000 and $1 million, based on their request and the scope of business to be initiated or completed.He said that after these persons would have presented their business ideas to the panellists, an evaluation was done to select the winners.The funding for the Summit, which totalled about $12 million, was financed by the monies allocated to the Youth Innovation Project, Austin added.The first session of the two-day summit saw dozens of young entrepreneurs who were presented with hands-on knowledge from experienced individuals about the different aspects of venturing into a new business.Throughout that day’s proceedings, presentations were made by entities such as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Commercial Registry, Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), GO-Invest and Dr Rosh Khan.In many cases, young entrepreneurs are unaware of the procedures and support systems which can assist in the establishment of a business enterprise. According to the coordinators and members of the various ministries, the summit was designed to assist them in critical areas, which included the lack of capital and increased knowledge on the ways to access capital, which can be one of the key hindering factors.