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Fire guts Sophia home, 12 homeless

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first_imgA fire of unknown origin on Sunday afternoon gutted a B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown house leaving at least 12 persons homeless.The fire reportedly started just after midday in the lower flat of the building and quickly spread to the entire three-storey building, leaving the occupants no time to save any household items. The fire was first detected by an occupant of the house who immediately raised an alarm.The other occupants of the house then ran to safety and the fire-fighters were summoned. However, by the time the fire tenders arrived, the house was almost gutted. The entire upper flat was destroyed, with the lower flat being the only thing left intact.A side view of the burnt houseThe owner of the house, Sean Gittens who was very distraught, told Guyana Times that the fire started in a section of the house that was unoccupied. He also explained that there was no electricity in the building, and he was of the belief that the fire was purposely set.“The lady who occupied a part of the bottom flat said that her prepaid meter had no credit and as such, the fire could not have started there. So, I am thinking that somebody probably could have set the fire, because I have a lot of enemies,” Gittens relayed.The man revealed that his elderly mother who lived in a section of the house was unaware of the fire and as such, had to be pulled from the burning building.The woman who was subjected to smoke inhalation was, however, taken to safety without any major injuries.The house, according to Gittens, is uninsured and he estimated his losses to be close to $29 million.“This house is 15 years old and it is worth $50 million, so is done $29 million gone there. This house used to be insured, but my insurance was not renewed, so it seems like all of this money gone. Who is going to build back this now?” the distraught man cried.A source told this publication that someone in the said house seemed to have been stealing electricity which might have caused the fire. An investigation into the fire has been launched.last_img read more

Football Places 21 Student-Athletes on All-PFL Teams

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first_imgHonorable MentionOffenseOL Jacob BaconOL Zack ClarkOL Isaiah Kent-SchneiderQB Ian CorwinWR Shane FellerTE Grant GosslingDefenseDE Jacob HardyDL Victor JergensS/Star Danny MoralesS Alex RogersCB Collin SeymourLB Andrew ShafisSpecial TeamsP Ross KennedyLS Ryan Kriceri Print Friendly Version The Academic All-PFL team, highlighted by the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will be released Wednesday, concluding the league’s awards week. Fifth-year senior halfback Drew Lauer (St. Peters, Mo.) collected his first career All-PFL honor being named to the second-team offense. Lauer rushed for 1,127 yards, the most by a Bulldogs’ back since Scott Phaydavong had 1,194 in 2007. He led the team in touchdowns with 15, including 12 rushing. Joining him is another first-time honoree, senior offensive lineman Chris Evans (Jackson, Wis.), who started all 11 games. Fifth-year senior defensive end Erin Morgan (Aurora, Ill.) rounds out the second team choices. Morgan is on the second team for the second-straight season after he led the team in tackles for loss with 7.5, and tied with Dineen in sacks with 2.5. The Bulldogs’ 14 All-PFL honorable mention selections included six defenders, six offensive players and two special teams players. Senior offensive lineman Jacob Bacon (Hastings, Minn.), senior offensive lineman Zack Clark (Hoffman Estates, Ill.), freshman quarterback Ian Corwin (Tulsa, Okla.), senior wide receiver Shane Feller (Charles City, Iowa), junior tight end Grant Gossling (Johnston, Iowa), senior defensive end Jacob Hardy (Adel, Iowa), senior defensive tackle Victor Jergens (Webster City, Iowa), senior punter Ross Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), fifth-year senior offensive lineman Isaiah Kent-Schneider (Victoria, Minn.), junior long snapper Ryan Kriceri (Aurora, Ill.), sophomore safety/star Danny Morales (Temecula, Calif.), junior safety Alex Rogers (Racine, Wis.), senior cornerback Collin Seymour (Peosta, Iowa) and junior linebacker Andrew Shafis (Mount Pleasant, Ill.). Fifth-year senior tight end/wide receiver Devin Cates (Yuba City, Calif.) is on the first team for the first time after being honorable mention in 2018. Cates led the team in receptions (51), yards (627) and receiving touchdowns (9), including catching a touchdown in eight straight games to end the season. On the defensive first team is senior defensive tackle Gavin Dineen (Algonquin, Ill.), fifth-year senior linebacker Zac Rujawitz (Edwardsville, Ill.) and senior safety Will Warner (Pella, Iowa). Dineen and Warner earned their second straight first-team honors while Rujawitz garnered honorable mention honors last season. Dineen tallied 50 tackles, including 26 solo tackles, and was tied for second on the team in sacks with 2.5. Warner led Drake in interceptions for the second-consecutive season, snagging four this season. Rujawitz led the Bulldogs in total tackles with 68, including an impressive and career-high 18 in the season-finale win over Davidson.center_img ST. LOUIS – The Drake University football team placed 21 student-athletes on the 2019 All-Pioneer Football League teams as voted by the PFL’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had four first-team selections, three second-team selections and 14 student-athletes who received honorable mention honors. Drake had the second-most selections behind league champion, San Diego, which had 23. Second TeamOffenseOL Chris EvansHB Drew LauerDefenseDE Erin Morgan Drake All-PFL Team SelectionsFirst TeamDefenseDL Gavin DineenLB Zac RujawitzS Will WarnerOffenseWR/TE Devin Cateslast_img read more

Notchs new game 0x10c is a space MMO

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first_imgMarkus Persson, also known as Notch, made a name and a small fortune for himself by developing Minecraft. More recently his development studio Mojang created a Humble Indie game in 60 hours and managed to raise over $682,000 for various charities.Development on Minecraft continues and Scrolls is in the works, but Notch has turned his focus to a new game and yesterday posted a teaser site detailing what it is.The game carries the unusual name of 0x10c and will be an MMO set in space. Just as CCP does with Eve Online, the game will continue to progress even when you aren’t logged in, suggesting your character/ship can be setup to do things while you are away.Details are obviously very thin at the moment, but Notch has given us a general outline of the background to the game. It’s actually set in the year 281 474 976 712 644 AD in a universe on the edge of collapse. The player is tasked with managing a ship that has a generator and fully-functional 16-bit CPU.What’s interesting is the generator has a limited wattage that the player needs to manage based on what they want running on their ship. Everything requires power, so a strategy will be required depending on what you want your ship to do (mine, combat, courier?). It also looks as though the CPU will be programmable with Notch releasing the full spec as a text file.Space battles, engineering, mining, trading, looting, and an advanced working economy are all promised. The game will also follow the same model as Minecraft where it gets released early allowing players to take part as it develops rather than waiting for the finished experience.0x10c is sure to have thousands of players signing up from day one because this is Notch, and he’s already proven he knows how to make a popular game. Only time will tell if he has an idea that works as well as Minecraft.Read more at 0x10clast_img read more