At least 12 persons were rendered homeless after a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed their home in Limlair Village, Corentyne, Berbice on Boxing Day.Claudia Ross, the nurse who resided in the upper flat of the completely gutted houseFlames were seen billowing from the house about 04:30h. The upper flat of the two-storey building was occupied by a nurse while her brother and his family occupied the lower flat.In addition, a wooden building next door, in which several persons were living, was badly damaged.Dale Kyte, who lived in the wooden building, along with her 76-year-old mother and a two-year-old baby, told Guyana Times that she was awakened by strange sounds. As she opened her eyes, she recalled seeing a glare through her bedroom window, so she decided to check.Upon looking out, she saw the upper flat of the two-storey building on fire. “I called out to my neighbour and told him that fire was upstairs.”Claudia Ross, 56, a nurse attached to the Port Mourant Hospital, related that on Christmas Day she spent most of the day at her mother’s home.She said she went to bed about 21:00h on Tuesday and when she woke to use the washroom, she turned off the kitchen lights and fairy lights in the house.“I went back and I sleep and then I heard my brother from downstairs calling me. So when I open my eyes and jump up, I see flames in the house. So, I run to the door, but I could not get it opened; forgetting that I had turned the latch,” she stated.She then opened the glass door and escaped the burning building via the veranda. According to Nurse Ross, she lost everything.Asked whether she had acquired new things for the Christmas holiday, she stated that she recently purchased a bed and carpet. Meanwhile, the lower flat was occupied by her brother, who is a farmer; his wife and two children.The firemen arrived at the scene some 30 minutes after they were contacted. “We really need a Fire Service at Whim or in Alness. After they call out the nurse upstairs, the boys started a bucket brigade, but that was not good enough,” one woman stated.The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and the fire officials are continuing their investigations.
0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes too much physical demand is being placed on players like England captain Harry Kane © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes too much demand is placed on international stars who have had barely any rest following the World Cup.Klopp’s men play away on Saturday against Tottenham who had nine players involved on the final weekend of the World Cup, less than a month before the start of their Premier League campaign. The likes of England captain Harry Kane, midfielder Dele Alli and victorious French skipper Hugo Lloris were thrown straight back into action by Mauricio Pochettino.But Alli and Lloris are now sidelined by injury, while Kane has looked jaded in the opening weeks of the season.“A good pre-season should be at least three or four weeks,” said Klopp. “That is how it is, the body needs the time only to calm down from an intense season – they didn’t have it.“We ask too much from the players, we constantly want them ready and if they are not we are not happy. It is a weird situation.“Now with the Nations League, international managers cannot rest players because it is a proper competition. It is a constant challenge for all of us.”Liverpool were less affected by the demands of World Cup action than their title rivals and it has shown in their fine start to the season with four straight Premier League wins to sit top of the table.Unlike Spurs’ England contingent, Klopp has bedded captain Jordan Henderson slowly back into action, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s early exits in Russia with Egypt and Senegal meant they had a few weeks of pre-season training.Kane has been a constant scourge of Liverpool, scoring five times in seven appearances against the Reds, including twice in a 4-1 thrashing at Wembley last season.And Klopp is sure Kane will find his best form, even if he hopes it comes after Saturday.“We all knew it after the World Cup, especially after England came that far, they have had no rest,” added Klopp.“Harry played from the first match on, so maybe he had two weeks holiday – that is nothing.“He is a physical worker, he uses his body every day. He cannot get a rest match-wise but he will find his form and maybe at the weekend.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
Kieron Dyer has warned Liverpool they will need to spend up to £50million to replace Daniel Sturridge.Reports on Friday morning claimed the striker is ready to quit Anfield because he is fed up of the criticism he is receiving over his constant problems with injuries.But former Ipswich, Newcastle and West Ham star Dyer, a man who knows all about lengthy battles for full fitness, insists it would be a mistake if the Reds discard him.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “If they sell Daniel Sturridge on the cheap, they are going to have to spend £40million or £50million to get a striker of that calibre.“If he’s got a legitimate injury, and he knows he’s going to go on the pitch and there’s a great chance he could break down after ten or 15 minutes, I think he’s doing the right thing [by saying he’s unfit].“Yes, people want to see the desire, and when he’s on the pitch he does show that desire. He’s Liverpool’s most important and best player, when he’s on the pitch.”Sturridge has played just five games in the Premier League this season, however, and Dyer admits patience may well be running thin on Merseyside.“I think Jurgen Klopp has already fallen out of love with him if you read the quotes and hear what he has to say, which is a shame,” he added.“I hope it gets resolved because Liverpool need him if they are to get back to being the force they once were.” read more