Government of Guyana, GOA collaborate to aid boxers stranded in Cuba

first_imgBOXING By Rawle ToneyTHE Government of Guyana, through the National Sports Commission (NSC), along with Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), have once again teamed up to aid the four boxers who are left in Cuba, following the closure of the country’s airports in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus in Guyana. On Friday, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle made a call to NSC and GOA, for their assistance for the four boxers – Keevin Allicock, Colin Lewis, Desmond Amsterdam and Dennis Thomas – who were on a prolonged training stint in Cuba, ahead of their now-cancelled Olympic Qualifiers tournament, which was scheduled for March 26 to April 4 in Buenos Aries, Argentina.While Ninvalle told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the GOA had answered their call immediately and sent an undisclosed sum of money to Santa Clara to help offset unforeseen expenses, Director of Sport Christopher Jones revealed to this publication, that the Government of Guyana will be transporting the boxers to Havana, where they will be housed by the Guyana Consulate on the Spanish-speaking Island.According to Jones, while all airports in Guyana will remain closed, efforts are being made by the Cuban Government to evacuate the scores of Cuban nationals, who were left in the country, as Guyana, like the rest of the world, upped efforts to combat and contain the dreadful Covid-19 virus.Jones pointed out that “we’re told that an empty aircraft should be leaving Cuba anytime to come to Guyana and Government is putting systems in place to ensure that the boxers are given a place so they can come home.”“We’re working closely with the Guyana Consulate in Cuba, and what is going to happen, is that we’re moving the boxers from Santa Clara to Havana, where we will take care of them. They will be taken care of for as long as possible by Government, until we can have them back in Guyana,” Jones pointed out.Meanwhile, Ninvalle showered NSC and GOA with praise, noting that he’s grateful that the same two entities, who made their stay in Cuba possible, are the same two entities who are doing everything possible to not only assist in their unscheduled continued stay in Cuba, but also are helping in every way to get them back home safely.Ninvalle also highlighted that he had only last Tuesday visited the boxers in Cuba, to get a first-hand experience of their lifestyle, and stated that he was impressed with their level of growth.“I was surprised. I mean, I know the guys were focussed, but I was more than impressed. I’m extremely proud of those boxers and I know they would have done Guyana proud in the way they have been carrying themselves, how hard they’ve worked to get where they are; and I know they will do Guyana proud when that time comes,” Ninvalle said.The GBA was left counting its losses in the millions, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) cancelled the Americas Olympic Qualifier for boxing because of fear of the spread of coronavirus, following a move from the Government of Argentina to restrict international events in the country with immediate effect.last_img read more

National Weather Forecast is predicting hail for the area

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — According to James Fair, Sumner County Emergency Management the National Weather Service is saying there is potential for very large hail increasing for the forecast area today…especially this evening and overnight.Areas at greatest risk for hail as large as tennis balls, are indicated in DARK BLUE scalloped areas. The possibility for a couple of tornadoes cannot be ruled out across extreme south central and southeastern Kansas this evening.On Thursday…the greatest risk of severe thunderstorms, capable of hail as large as golfballs, would shift east over southeast Kansas. Thunderstorms are also possible for most of the remaining areas…a few of which may be severe with quarter-sized hail possible. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 332 weeks ago Just another possible beautiful day in Kansas. Have gear packed and ready to chase. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 332 weeks ago You and I get our weather from very different sources. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more