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Pedal cyclist seriously injured after being struck by soldier

first_imgA pedal cyclist is now in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was struck down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by a Corporal of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday morning along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara.The severely injured man was identified as 57-year-old Ramlackhan (only name given), of Lot 346 Martyrs Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, the now injured man was towing another friend, who is allegedly from Sixth Street, Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD). He sustained lacerations to his right arm but did not seek any medical attention.Reports are that around 05:15h on the day in question, the duo was riding along the roadway when they were hit off of their bicycle by motorcar PRR 7815. It was reported that the car was being driven by a 33-year-old Corporal.However, the seriously injured man was picked up and taken to the GPHC where he was admitted a patient. Up to this morning, the 57-year-old pedal cyclist was said to still be in an unconscious state.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. He is presently in custody as Police continue their investigations.On March 24, a hit-and-run accident along the Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had claimed the life of 50-year-old pedal cyclist Peter Billison of Lot 17 Soesdyke, EBD.The pedal cyclist was reportedly proceeding along the roadway when he was struck from behind by a motorcar which reportedly sped off the scene.Picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons, Billison was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Superwoman of India: Twitter salutes Mary Kom as boxing legend shines at world meet

first_imgMary Kom, a mother of three, was showcasing glimpses of her vintage self during the final of women’s 48 kg bout at Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018 in front of a packed crowd at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.The 35-year-old had beaten Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota only in September this year at the Silesian Open in Poland by a unanimous decision and Satuday’s result was no different.Mary was in control of the bout from the word go and despite a stern challenge from Okhota in the second round, she was able to impress the judges with her ever-improving reflexes and nimble-footed approach.With Saturday’s win, Mary became the joint-most successful boxer in the history of the world meet as she Cuba’s Felix Savon’s tally of six titles. She had already become the most successful women’s boxer when she reached the semi-final on Friday as it confirmed her seventh world meet medal.Also read: Mary Kom sets sight on Tokyo Olympics after record-breaking World Boxing goldNotably, Mary had won a silver on her debut in 2001 and dominated the meet between 2002 and 2010, winning five straight yellow metals.Having been away from the boxing ring for a long time, Mary returned to competitive boxing and the 48 kg category only last year. The seasoned boxer, who seems to have successfully put behind the memories of Rio Olympics disappointment, announced her comeback by winning the Asian women’s boxing championships in Vietnam.It took eight long years for the record-breaking gold to come Mary’s way, but when it came, the entire nation erupted in joy.advertisementPrime Minister Narendra Modi led the congratulatory messages as social media celebrated the superwoman’s latest achievement.A proud moment for Indian sports.Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning a Gold in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The diligence with which she’s pursued sports and excelled at the world stage is extremely inspiring. Her win is truly special. @MangteCNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 24, 2018I have fulfilled my duty. I thank my coaches, support staffs @BFI_official @IndiaSports @Media_SAI for all the supports and beloved in me. pic.twitter.com/DbocgISmSHMary Kom (@MangteC) November 24, 2018MAGNIFICENT MARY!CONGRATS to @MangteC for the GOLD in Women’s World Boxing Championships in 48 kg category!With this, she hs become the FIRST EVER female boxer to win 6 World Championships!A fabulous achievement by a wonderful athlete! Wt a proud day for us all! #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/kd12D8Ii4TRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 24, 2018So Mary Kom won again? What bout it?Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) November 24, 2018Congratulations @Mangtec for winning the World Championship Gold Medal in Women’s Boxing. You are a true inspiration for all of us. Take a bow… #MaryKomAshwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 24, 2018Heartiest Congratulations to a living legend, @MangteC for making India proud once again with her record 6th World Championship Gold . #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/J4cBMUKf0QVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 24, 2018A stellar achievement for #MaryKom , becoming the first woman boxer to win six world championship Gold. One of India’s greatest ever sportsperson. Super happy and super proud ! pic.twitter.com/jw2V4QBuloVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 24, 2018You are an Inspiration @MangteC.. Magnificent Mary Clinches Gold For 6th time. More Power To You #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/NOJ2jFeZMgVijender Singh (@boxervijender) November 24, 2018Heartiest congratulations to boxer Mary Kom for creating history by winning an unprecedented sixth gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018. She has made the nation proud. #WWCHs2018 @MangteCN Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) November 24, 2018A herculean achievement. Salute to @MangteC #MaryKom #WorldBoxingChampionship https://t.co/ZNrjC6wQM5Sanjeev Singh (@sanjeevrsingh) November 24, 2018Historic win by @MangteC. Epitomizes what unwavering commitment and dedication can do. Hope to see her win many more accolades for India. -Sg #boxing https://t.co/IqXBHwqsDkSadhguru (@SadhguruJV) November 24, 2018What an inspiration @MangteC ! Congratulations on the historic 6th GOLD #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/d3wuHNy319Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 24, 2018Congratulations Mary Kom for winning a record sixth world title. We are proud of your golden achievement at the Women’s World Boxing Championships @MangteCMamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 24, 2018Congratulations @MangteC didi on winning historic 6th World title. More power to you. We all are proud of you. #PunchMeinHainDum #MaryKomHima Das (@HimaDas8) November 24, 2018You are an absolute champion, @MangteC!Congratulations on winning gold for the 6th time in the #WorldBoxingChampionships. The nation stands proud of your landmark achievement. #MaryKomDr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) November 24, 2018Historic win by @MangteC. Epitomizes what unwavering commitment and dedication can do. Hope to see her win many more accolades for India. -Sg #boxing https://t.co/IqXBHwqsDkadvertisementSadhguru (@SadhguruJV) November 24, 2018Heartiest congratulation to the daughter of India @MangteC for creating history, by clinching record 6th @AIBA_Boxing World Boxing Championship Gold.#WWCHs2018 #MaryKom pic.twitter.com/wval4V9PxzVijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) November 24, 2018And the Golden streak continues for #MaryKom. Congratulations @MangteC for making India proud again. Your excellence and indomitable spirit is always an inspiration for every Indian.Niranjan Patnaik (@NPatnaikOdisha) November 24, 2018Wow… many [email protected]_Boxing World [email protected] for winning the title 6th time. #MaryKom You made India Proud once again! pic.twitter.com/iiewxK6ViDManoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) November 24, 2018last_img read more


November 17, 2019 0