Eleven inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on Thursday received pardons from President David Granger. These comprise nine females and two males between the ages 13 and 17.According to the Government in a release, the pardons will take effect from Thursday, December 20, 2018.It is expected that this expression of compassion and humanity by the Head of State will result in families being reunited, with the pardoned offenders leading good and fruitful lives henceforth. Since his ascent to office, President Granger has pardoned dozens of prisoners.On Wednesday, the President pardoned three female prisoners, thus allowing them to be home for Christmas.The three women were pardoned pursuant to presidential powers under Article 188(2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.The trio – Joanna Beckles, 26; Felicia Henry, 22 and Keysha Gibbs, 17 – who were all at the New Amsterdam Prison for various offences will be released today. The women have all served a portion of their respective sentences for larceny and forgery.In 2015, 60 convicts were granted presidential pardons on Guyana’s 49th Independence anniversary by the President.The release of prisoners in 2015 caused much controversy after Government had refused to release the names and offences of those pardoned.The President had indicated intentions to release another 60 young men and women in 2016, but this did not materialise.In 2017, nine women prisoners were pardoned for Guyana’s 47th Republic Anniversary.The prisoners, who were all inmates at the New Amsterdam penitentiary, were Kamla Bisram, 30; Malinda Beaton, 31; Charissazan Charles, 18; Sasha Christopher, 18; Jenny Davis, 26; Vanessa Frank, 26; Barbra Hunte, 51; Kamwattie Persaud, 23 and Dhanmattie Seenarine, 47.
Christian Eriksen is a man in form, judging by this latest statistic.The Tottenham and Denmark playmaker scored twice to give his country a comfortable 2-0 win against Wales in their Nations League game. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Most popular football news Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ADVICE How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware And ahead of Spurs’ Premier League clash against Liverpool at Wembley on 15 September, Opta showed just how vital Eriksen has been to his side.The 26-year-old has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 18 appearances for Denmark, scoring 14 times and providing five assists. impact Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 19 – Christian Eriksen has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 18 appearances for Denmark, scoring 14 times and providing five assists. Pride. pic.twitter.com/yBUgJHdRDK— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 9, 2018“When you give Eriksen that space on the edge of the box you are in trouble. We kept him quiet but he has quality and makes the right decision and the right execution,” Wales manager Ryan Giggs said.The Danish public were no doubt relieved to see their senior squad back to full strength again after a row between the country’s FA and player’s union over image rights, which embarrassed them during the last week.Denmark had fielded lower league and futsal players in their 3-0 friendly defeat to Slovakia on Wednesday, with temporary manager John Jensen revealing he had to ask who his players were and what position they played in ahead of the defeat. possible standings Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED highlights Eriksen scored twice in Denmark’s 2-0 win against Wales BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won
England skipper Eoin Morgan heaped praise on swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle for his unbeaten knock of 100 which steered West Indies to a comfortable six wicket victory in their Group 1 World Twenty20 clash yesterday.Batting first, England posted 182/6 in 20 overs, thanks to Joe Root’s 48.In reply, the 36-year-old hard-hitting batsman unleashed his batting skills, striking five boundaries and 11 massive sixes in his 48-ball innings. Windies scored 183/4 in 18.1 overs to win the match. (Chris Gayle reveals secret behind his record ton ) “Yes he (Gayle) certainly did what he does. He was outstanding today in conditions probably that favoured the bat a lot more than the ball. We could have been better by the way we executed our skills I think. But when he got in, he didn’t give us any chances and took on our bowlers,” Morgan said at the post match press conference.”We have played against him before where things worked in our favour but today (Wednesday) it was his night entirely. Our plans were good and execution of them was all right. But he is a world class player; he played really well tonight,” he said.Asked if there were any plans to stop Gayle, the 29-year-old said, “There are number of plans to stop him. We bowled short to him for a while; he countered that. He is a very difficult batsman to bowl to. He plays a couple of dot balls but also has the ability to take any of our bowlers down, just in one over.”advertisementThe skipper believes that a total of 200 was within reach considering the start their batsmen got, but credited the West Indies’ bowlers for not allowing them to convert 20s into 50s and 50s into 60s. (Chris Gayle blows away England )”We would have liked to post 200 on the board. At no stage we really got going; guys who got in really could not get away from the WI. I thought they showed a little bit of experience with the ball in getting end of overs and little bit smarter against us. I think we would have liked 200 but 180 was competitive,” the left-handed batsman said.”Tonight the WI didn’t allow us to convert the 20s into 50s or 50s into 60s. We didn’t do great deal of wrong with the bat; little bit of credit also should go to them,” he said.Next up, England face a must win game against title contenders South Africa on Friday. Speaking on the crucial tie and what plans he would like to implement, Morgan pointed out that dew might play a factor in the next match like it did against Windies.”We look at all games as a must win game… certainly the next one. Probably a little bit rest for the bowlers tonight than was against New Zealand (warm up game)… here was a lot of dew in there and the ball got wet. Even at the toss I said that I would chase, it can play a great part in the SA game,” he said.”Tonight (Wednesday) we were not able to grip the ball very well. The ball got wet quite a lot in the end. Against South Africa we will counter them with bat and try and execute our plans,” Morgan concluded.