Is this the new PNC tactic?

first_imgDear Editor,General Elections must be held in Guyana, I repeat, General Elections is mandated for this nation by March 31, 2019, and true to form, the PNC and their thug machinery are coming up with these what I would call, new tactics. Well, it is not a totally new exercise because the moment elections are to be held in this country, there is bound to be a sudden upsurge in crime and criminal activity of some sort from the well-known PNC machinery and ‘blame it on The PPP/C’ sort of thing.This is a known strategy of theirs. Criminal activities of a certain kind destined to create fear and instability at election time are bound to show up in Guyana, period! We have grown accustomed to these things.Anytime the PNC has to face the electorate, things of this nature surfaces; the only thing this time is that they seem to have adopted another strategy, that is, trying to put PPP or PPP/C persons in the criminal spotlight. Trying to put the blame on the PPP for the instability in society and divert people’s attention from the real issue at hand, which is an imminent election. Hence, we question claims that the niece of a Former PPP Member of Parliament is planning to bomb the University of Guyana.It is rather odd that a student of the said institution would want to blow it up. The timing and the person who is said to have made those calls are highly suspect incidents that call for the most careful scrutiny ever. And even if we are tempted to believe this, the timing of this bomb threat has given them away. Why when an election is due would you get such a threat and from a PPP person? Who would want to believe this? All of the events leading up to this story has a PNC copyrighted script written all over it.They are trying their utmost to hang on to power while emasculating the Constitution and creating panic and confusion at the same time.What is even more revealing is the fact that her full name, Sheliza Jaferally, relation to a former PPP/C Member of Parliament as well as her photograph are splashed in bold all across the Government mouthpiece, Guyana Chronicle. This is pure bullyism. It shows how desperate these people are at diversionary tactics.In the first place, persons who have committed the most dastardly of deeds, even murder, are not treated this way so this latest bomb threat by a harmless student speaks volumes of the desperation campaign the PNC are waging at this time.So the PNC in their bid to hang on to power is pressing the panic button, bringing back the fear factor in society just before another election.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

USC lets out sigh in rout of UW

first_img Leinart praised the decision to go back to Chow’s preferred method of short, quick passes instead of the deeper balls that defined the first six games. “We did the things we’ve done best the last couple of years,” Leinart said. “Sometimes we want to beat defenses right away and we don’t get in a rhythm. We do that instead of going with the three-step (dropback) stuff, the things we do best the last couple years.” But before jumping to that conclusion, USC coach Pete Carroll weighed in, and naturally differed slightly even though he changed the offense. Carroll said he wanted to get back to a shorter-pass offense earlier but penalties prevented the Trojans from running it. “To get into that rhythm, you can’t play with a bunch of mistakes,” he said. Penalties weren’t a problem Saturday, so it looked like 2004 or 2003 again when USC had the ball. The fullbacks and tight ends caught six passes and White even caught two passes. “We needed to make some changes and be back in the rhythm we know so well,” Carroll said. “We went overboard (against Washington) to make a rhythm be fast just to get everyone involved and feel that style. That doesn’t mean that we stop throwing the ball downfield, we just didn’t. We be believe so much in what we are doing, we just went back to the principles.” As an example of that quick-paced attack, USC scored 37 points in the first half on just 25 plays including a Heisman-worthy 84-yard punt return from tailback Reggie Bush that saw him emerge from a group of Washington players, elude several tacklers and race untouched down the sideline. “I’ve been waiting to break one since the beginning of the year,” Bush said. “All I had to do is make a couple people miss.” In the span of 7 minutes, USC went from trailing 10-7 to leading 34-10. Leinart threw three touchdown passes and Bush scored the other two. “One of our goals this week was for (Leinart) to relax and not worry about a lot of things. He wasn’t having fun,” Sarkisian said. “He wanted to have fun. We tried to keep it simple and go back to what works.” Jarrett caught three touchdown passes, including a one-handed stab in the third quarter that will compare to those made by Mike Williams and Dominique Byrd the past two seasons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE — That breeze blowing into Husky Stadium from Lake Washington was nothing compared to the sigh of relief USC quarterback Matt Leinart exhaled Saturday afternoon. No, the No. 1-ranked Trojans (7-0, 4-0) didn’t dodge an upset or win in anywhere near as compelling a fashion as last week’s classic with Notre Dame. But they rediscovered former offensive coordinator Norm Chow’s system, which brought equal satisfaction. And Leinart delivered some critical comments of the current offense during an otherwise non-descript 51-24 rout of lowly Washington before 64,096 at Husky Stadium. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He then added, “I just fell back on track. You finally establish a rhythm with completions by dumping the ball off and getting 10 yards. The first two games we did whatever we wanted, and, in a way, we got away from the stuff that got us here.” After weeks of less-than-Leinart-like performances, the Heisman Trophy winner completed 20 of 26 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns. OK, it was against Washington (1-6, 0-4) but even his teammates acknowledged the wisdom of returning to Chow’s philosophy. “We went back to the stuff that put us in this position and got us here in the first place,” tailback LenDale White said. Wide receiver Steve Smith, who along with wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett benefited most from the home-run attack, admitted, “It gets the quarterback more in sync and confident when he can dink the ball.” These remarks answered the season-long question of whether the Trojans’ offense changed under new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian. last_img read more

Olympiacos Ready for Its Sixth Final Four in the Past 9 Years

first_imgCONSTANTINOPLE – When Olympiacos Piraeus arrives for its sixth Final Four in the past nine years, it will do so in a city – Istanbul – where it has made the best of memories. Sinan Erdem Dome, site of Final Four games, is where Olympiacos authored a spectacular comeback in the 2012 championship game to beat CSKA Moscow in the closing seconds for the first of its historic, back-to-back EuroLeague titles. This season, the Reds already survived a must-win game in the city to overcome Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Game 4 of their playoff series before taking Game 5 at home.The path that leads to challenging for a European crown is by now a very familiar one for this team. Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis – the two players who hooked up on the title-winning basket in 2012 – highlight a roster that has four former EuroLeague champions and three more players who partook in the team’s 2015 championship game loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish capital. As such, Coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos came into this season knowing he had a squad with the experience to go far.The Reds’ recipe for success is no secret: elite defense. With newcomers who bought into the team’s defensive work ethic, Olympiacos allowed its opponents the lowest average performance index rating and two-point shooting accuracy, fewest assists and second-fewest points in the EuroLeague this season.Read more at Euroleague.netTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more