GFF postpones Ordinary Congress

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation’s Ordinary Congress, which is constitutionally due on or before May 31 every year, has been postponed due to the Corona Virus pandemic.This was communicated to the Regional Member Associations on May 5 by GFF’s General Secretary Ian Alves.In the correspondence, Alves informed the membership that alternative options and dates will be determined and guided by the dictates of the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Public Heath, and will be shared to all of the Members of Congress in due time.last_img read more

Cowboys vs. Bears player prop bets, picks for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgElliott only ran the ball 12 times against Buffalo on Thanksgiving, and Garrett has been criticized for that decision. However, it’s unlikely he changes tack against Chicago’s run defense. The Bears’ front seven has done a great job of stopping running backs in their tracks, so the under is a good bet for Elliott.David Montgomery over/under 58.5 rushing yardsChicago’s run game has been ineffective for most of the season. The Bears have tried to fix it with a revamped offensive line and new running backs, but this team continues to be one of the worst in the league when it comes to moving the chains on the ground. Chicago is averaging a scant 3.4 YPC, and Montgomery is the Bears’ leading rusher with 594 yards on the season.Montgomery has only carried the ball 20 times or more in a game twice this season, so workload shouldn’t be a big factor when considering this prop. His best games have all come against relative weak front sevens, and Dallas is much stronger up front than most of the teams he has succeeded against this season. That makes the under a relatively decent bet for Montgomery too. Here are some other bets to look at when these teams face off tonight.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderDak Prescott over/under 277.5 passing yardsPrescott has had a sensational season. He is leading the league in passing yards, proving that he was right to bet on himself in a contract year. Dallas’ signal caller is averaging 334.2 YPG, but he has only thrown for 278 yards or more in a game six times in 12 games.Prescott will be facing a Bears defense that is the fourth best in the league in passing yards per attempt, holding opponents to 6.1 YPA. However, the Bears are unlikely to have starting cornerback Prince Amukamara available due to a hamstring injury, thrusting Buster Skrine into a starting role. Chicago’s stolid run defense is allowing just 3.4 YPC, so it’s unlikely that Ezekiel Elliott goes off against the Bears. That will likely make Jason Garrett turn to Prescott once more, giving Prescott ample opportunity to go over his total. Mitchell Trubisky over/under 234.5 passing yardsOn paper, Trubisky hasn’t appeared to have a bad season. However, if you take out his performances against Detroit and Washington his numbers are atrocious. Without those three games to boost his stats, he has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games. Trubisky posted three straight games with less than 200 passing yards prior to the last two weeks, but he is facing a much tougher secondary than either the Giants or the Lions. Dallas is allowing 6.3 YPA, and the Cowboys have a very good cornerback in Byron Jones. Jones is likely to match up with Allen Robinson, taking away Trubisky’s favorite target in the passing game. With Taylor Gabriel out and Anthony Miller struggling in his second season, that makes the under a good bet on Thursday night.WEEK 14 NFL PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadEzekiel Elliott over/under 85.5 rushing yardsGarrett moving away from featuring Elliott in the running game has been a surprising development. Dallas’ head coach is not running Elliott as often as he has in previous seasons, and the star running back has not run for more than 100 yards since he eclipsed the century mark against the Giants a month ago.  The Cowboys are looking to strengthen their grip on the NFC East, and they will be heading to the Windy City to take on the Bears on “Thursday Night Football.”Dallas is a three-point favorite in this game and the total is 43.5, but there are more betting options than just the spread and total for this game.last_img read more

Armed men terrorise, rob poultry farm owner

first_img– cart off cash, motor carThe owner of the Lalbeharry Poultry Farm, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is now counting her losses after bandits stormed her establishment and carted off a quantity of cash, along with her son’s motor car.The victim, Patsy Lalbeharry, called Lalita, of Buzz-Bee-Dam, Craig, is still left in shock following the daring robbery, which occurred about 04:14h on Thursday.When contacted, Lalbeharry’s son, Deonauth, explained that his mother resided with him and another son in the two-storey structure. On the morning of the robbery, Deonauth explained that he was awakened by the sound of a “loudThe home which the bandits broken intoexplosion”.“I start thinking it is some electrical problem, but then I heard my mother pleading and saying ‘Oh God, don’t kill me!’” the man recalled. At that time, he said three men barged into his room, armed with handguns.Guyana Times understands that the bandits kicked open the door leading to the businesswoman’s bedroom after which they made their way to the two sons’ rooms. The armed men threatened the trio, demanding that they turn over their “cash and gold”.Fearful for her life and her sons’, the 56-year-old woman immediately complied and the men escaped with one of her son’s motor car – a silver grey Toyota Premio, PTT 502.Law enforcement ranks were immediately contacted and checks at the home revealed that the bandits might have been hiding in the house for quite some time.“We found cigarette ash in the lower flat and it appears as though the men were in the house and waiting for someone to come downstairs,” Deonauth noted.This is the first time the family has been robbed at their home, but back in 2017, the family suffered significant losses following a burglary committed on their business located on the public road.Meanwhile, the Police have dusted the crime scene for fingerprints as they continue their investigations. No arrests were made.last_img read more