first_imgBy Rupa SeenaraineAs Guyana emerges as a leading eco-tourism destination in the Region, there are a few hidden treasures — from pristine waterfalls to majestic wildlife in the interior regions — which have captivated the eyes of many.Just beyond the Pomeroon River at Akawini Creek in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) lies Adel’s Rainforest Resort, promising an unforgettable experience to tourists and the local community.During a recent media tour, some of the wonders which could be experienced were revealed, from swimming in refreshing creeks to bird watching in the early afternoon hours. If you’re lucky, majestic scarlet ibises can be spotted at the mouth of the Essequibo River where the milky brown waters meet the blue Atlantic Ocean.Resort owner Zena Stoll said her family has owned the land on which it is situated for over a century. The resort is named after her grandmother, and the original property was solely farmland which had remained dormant for some 45 years until she took up the mantle of revamping it as a destination to be explored.This decision was taken primarily owing to the decline in eco-tourism some years ago. As such, Stoll explained that she returned from Barbados and developed the property into a prime eco-tourism site that could accommodate visitors.Despite many challenges at first, the resort has been successful in providing all services to those who visit and can accommodate up to 20 persons in a comfortable atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, and supper are provided along with any other services which visitors may request.“There was a time when you heard that Adel’s was going down and it bothered me terribly. It was either to sell which I couldn’t answer to my family and superiors. After 145 years, how could I take it out of the family? Hence, I’m here. Quite honestly from March to now, I couldn’t do it without the help I’ve gotten,” she reflected.Opening up about this hidden treasure, Stoll said all you need is a “cup of tea” on a bench outside to enjoy the tranquillity and peace. Rare sightings can be had, including those of baboons and parrots. The wildlife is most prevalent when the trees are laden with succulent fruits.“My meet-greet is that you will be greeted with a glass of coconut water…In the evening at 06:30h, you just come out here with a cup of tea and the parrots are coming. They’re so gorgeous. Last week, we had a lot of baboons. I think it depends on what trees are producing. If you go to the mouth of the river in the afternoon, the trees are littered with scarlet ibis and the white egrets,” she explained.While some may opt for this picturesque scenery, other thrilling options are available, including fishing or swimming. But Stoll has cautioned that caimans have been spotted in the water – a natural occurrence which should not be disturbed.“We do fishing and night-spotting…. The water is black and, of course, the black water is from the tannin of the leaves. I’m asked ‘Are there caimans?’ Of course, these things got to live, because we are in their territory. But we do have people who swim and I make someone sit out here to see if anybody is in difficulty,” the resort owner highlighted.“We do have solar systems which give us ample lighting. I think security-wise, we are protected. Our dogs are our protection. When we hear them bark, it doesn’t mean it is human. We get agoutis walking on the dam, the labba. A couple of weeks ago, they caught the anteater.”She also spoke the affordability of spending some time at the eco-tourism destination. The farmlands surrounding the resort is managed without pesticides, everything is organic. However, what complements the attractions most is the staff, who are always willing to assist and ensure that hospitality is up to par.“My staff are the best. They work endlessly for me, because they too like the idea of tourism. I look forward to having them as partners and not workers.”To visit the resort, the journey starts with a boat ride from Parika in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) to Supenaam. Thereafter is a drive from the Ferry Stelling to Charity where another boat will conclude the trip up the Pomeroon River.  For the boat rides, most persons choose a slower boat, so they can take pictures and enjoy the view.In March 2019, Guyana was named the “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany.last_img read more

first_imgLast year’s event was postponed following violent anti-government protests before eventually being removed from the schedule altogether.Now Ecclestone has confirmed that the fate of this year’s event on April 22 could be decided by the teams as authorities in Bahrain confirmed seven policeman were injured late on Monday in a bomb attack.“We’ve no way we can force people to go there,” Ecclestone said.“We can’t say, ‘You’ve got to go’ — although they would be in breach of their agreement with us if they didn’t go, but it doesn’t help.“Commercially, they have to go, but whether they decide to or not is up to them. I’ve had no-one say anything other than, ‘We’re going to be racing in Bahrain.’”Ecclestone added that, as far as he was concerned, this year’s race was still on.“Yes. If the people in Bahrain are happy that they can run the event,” he said. “We’re not involved in any of the politics in Bahrain, over who is right or wrong.“When you go to somebody’s country you have to respect exactly how they run their country and the laws of that country.“The National Sporting Authority in that country are the people who can say, ‘Well, we think we’d prefer not to run the event.’“The promoter can also say, ‘We don’t want it because there is too much risk.’“We’ve an agreement with (governing body) the FIA that Bahrain is a round of the world championship, and we’ve a contract with the promoters, but I want to make clear it’s nothing to do with finance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, April 10 – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Tuesday that he was unable to force teams to participate in this month’s Bahrain Grand Prix following a fresh outbreak of violence in the Gulf state.Formula One teams are reportedly reluctant to race in Bahrain this season amid ongoing concerns over security in the country.last_img read more

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Police in Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle after a pedestrian was struck last night in a hit and run.At approximately 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, the RCMP were called out to a report of a 38-year-old woman that was struck by a vehicle while walking southbound on 100 Street between 87 Ave and 88 Ave. Witnesses reported seeing an older model black Ford pickup truck swerving on the road before locating the woman lying in a snowbank.The driver of the truck did not remain at the scene and drove off, though the truck did sustain front-end damage after pieces of the vehicle were found at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital and remains in critical condition.- Advertisement -Police are encouraging the driver to do the right thing, come forward, and report the collision. Cpl. Shawn Graham with the RCMP said officers are actively following up on this investigation.Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

first_img Which area of the pitch would you rather see the Gunners improve on? Arsenal have just a few days left if they want to strengthen their squad before the transfer window closes.Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has ruled out a move to the Gunners, however, they are still reported to be in the market for a new striker, as well as a midfielder.Edinson Cavani and Aleksandr Kokorin are two names linked, but do you think reinforcing up front is vital? Arsenal have also been linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s defensive midfielder Lars Bender, with scouts said to have watched the 26-year-old Germany international.Let us know which player you’d like to see Arsenal sign? 1last_img read more

first_imgManchester City have further underlined their links with Girona by sending three more players on loan to the newly-promoted LaLiga outfit.On Tuesday new £10million signing Douglas Luiz, winger Marlos Moreno and midfielder Aleix Garcia linked up with the Catalan side.They follow full-back Pablo Maffeo, who joined Girona for a third spell on Monday. All are season-long loan deals.Luiz’s move comes just weeks after the highly-rated 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder was signed by City from Vasco da Gama.City director of football Txiki Begiristain told “Girona will give Douglas the perfect opportunity to develop at the top level of the European game.”Colombian striker Moreno, 20, was signed by City last summer but spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Deportivo La Coruna.Spaniards Garcia and Maffeo, both 20, have been on the fringes of the City first team without earning regular opportunities.City have been working closely with Girona in recent seasons and this week announced they would play each other in a friendly in Catalonia on August 15.That comes just three days after City’s Premier League opener, with manager Pep Guardiola having decided to take his squad abroad for four days’ warm-weather training.Girona spent part of their pre-season programme at the City Football Academy in Manchester. 1 Aleix Garcia is one of three players to join Girona on loan last_img read more

first_imgTottenham’s out-of-favour midfielder Moussa Sissoko will undergo a medical at Turkish club Trabzonspor, according to reports.Sissoko has been deemed surplus to requirements in north London and despite his involvement in the squad at the start of the season, he is expected to leave before next week’s deadline.Trabzonspor have been interested in signing the midfielder on a loan deal but Spurs reportedly blocked a move earlier this month, despite the player’s agent pushing for an agreement.However, the Turkish side have not been put off and it appears they are closing in on their man as, according to GoalBien, Sissoko will undergo a medical this week.The France international is claimed to be on the way to Turkey today and will undergo a medical before agreeing terms of a loan move. 1 Moussa Sissoko has been deemed surplus to requirements at Tottenham last_img read more

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are considering a stunning summer bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane and are not deterred by the potential €200million (£177m) price tag. (Don Balon)Manchester United will make a move to sign Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil on a free on a Bosman for when his contract ends at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho is highly confident of convincing him to join United based on their previous working relationship at Real Madrid. (Independent)Chelsea are ready to make a fresh move for £60million Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro — to prove their commitment to Antonio Conte. The champions have no intention of losing their Italian manager without a fight next summer, despite reports in Italy suggesting he could move on to AC Milan. (Daily Mirror)Alberto Gilardino will not be joining Crystal Palace after the Italian striker opted to sign for Spezia. The 35-year-old free agent was offered to struggling Premier League side Palace on a short-term deal last week but has agreed a longer, two-year deal to sign for the Serie B side. (Daily Mail)Virgil van Dijk is refusing to give up on leaving Southampton and will look for a move in January after revealing he has ‘no regrets’ over his summer transfer saga. Liverpool led a summer-long £60million chase of the Dutch centre back with Chelsea and Manchester City also showing interest, but Southampton held firm to keep him. (Daily Mail)Louis van Gaal has been linked with a return to Bayern Munich, as the German champions continue their search for Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?‘Dele Alli and Harry Kane can WIN England the World Cup’, Sam Allardyce tells talkSPORT‘All the hard work is done…this is a must-win fight’ – Anthony Crolla joins talkSPORT ahead of British clash with Ricky BurnsEXCLUSIVE – Sam Allardyce backs Tottenham striker Harry Kane to be new England captainArsenal-linked goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga close to new Athletic Bilbao deal with £66.5m release clauseFormer Arsenal and Chelsea target still being monitored by English clubs, reveals agentEverton FC transfer news: Toffees to swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro in January?Chelsea boss Antonio Conte linked with AC Milan job after admitting he ‘misses’ ItalySouthampton FC news: Luciano Vietto set for January move away from Atletico Madridlast_img read more

first_img AFP or licensors Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff rookie error LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 3 Ozil was criticised for not coming off quicker and kicked his gloves after being replaced by Emile Smith Rowe 3 latest AFP or licensors A virtuoso performance from Kevin De Bruyne saw Manchester City take an abject Arsenal to the cleaners, winning 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.The Belgian was at his brilliant best as he had a major involvement in every Man City goal – scoring two of them while providing the assist for the other which Raheem Sterling stuck away. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ As for Arsenal, they were woeful and outshone by their opponents in every department as Freddie Ljungberg suffered his second defeat in charge of the club.It looked like the hosts were up for it in the very early stages and the in-form Gabriel Martinelli forced Ederson into a save after just 35 seconds on the clock.That was Arsenal’s only shot on target in the game and De Bruyne and Man City took total control of things after that.And Pep Guardiola’s men were in front after two minutes with De Bruyne’s accomplished finish.center_img PEP TALK statement deals Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked De Bruyne almost had his hat-trick moments later but his powerful strike was excellently saved onto the post by Bernd Leno.After the break, Man City took their foot off the gas as the game was already won but should have gone 4-0 up when Jesus found himself through on goal following an error at the back but Leno was equal to his shot.Riyad Mahrez and Sterling also came close but their lack of composure did not have any impact on the result.The game also saw Mesut Ozil kick his gloves in frustration after being substituted on 59 minutes in what was another dismal day for the Gunners. It was the Kevin De Bruyne Show at Arsenal 3 update A firm low cross by Gabriel Jesus from the left evaded Sterling but De Bruyne was on hand to strike the ball into the roof of the net – the midfielder doing brilliantly to get his head over the quick pass.And the visitors found themselves two goals up on 15 minutes with another cross from the left causing Arsenal problems but this time it was De Bruyne who was the provider and the ball fell to an unmarked Sterling, who tapped it into the net.Man City have been inconsistent this season but were at their most ruthless in north London and went 3-0 up five minutes before the break through that man De Bruyne.He beat Matteo Guendouzi before sweeping the ball home with his weaker left foot from just outside the box. Arsenal couldn’t deal with De Bruyne’s excellence Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta appointed LIVING THE DREAM AFP or licensors last_img read more

first_imgHis goals added to the two he had already netted earlier in the campaign against Dundee and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Johnsen has started eight times this season and made a substitute appearance on seven occasions. Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen has been awarded November’s Player of the Month accolade. The 25-year-old goalscorer, who was born in the United States, has featured regularly since joining the Edinburgh club in the summer. He scored twice during November, with both strikes coming in Hearts’ 3-0 win over Motherwell at Tynecastle. During that time his side went unbeaten throughout the month, winning two games and drawing the other two. last_img read more

first_imgThursday marks the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s European Cup win against Inter Milan in Lisbon and Celtic fans are enjoying marking the occasion. They’ve taken to Twitter to share their memories and celebrate their team’s achievement on May 25, 1967. Goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers clinched the 2-1 victory inside Estadio Nacional, making Celtic the first British team to win the prestigious tournament. Fans are gathering in both Glasgow and Lisbon to join in a day of celebration and we’ve gathered some of the best bits to show you what’s happening.last_img read more