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‘Big Enchiladas’ at City Hall show pattern of greed, foolishness and disregard for the…

first_imgDear Editor,The recent disclosure in the press of an attempt by officials of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown to illegally lease or sell reserved community lands in Bel Air Park to a private developer is yet another illustration of the level of venality, delinquency and ineptitude at City Hall.With the full knowledge that there is a restriction on the transport of this property, located contiguous to Eping Avenue, for use as community purposes only, it is just unthinkable that municipal officials would even consider building town houses there.However, the intention to confiscate and build housing on this  three-acre empty community reserve — known as R3 Bel Air Park — for the ‘Big Enchiladas’ at City Hall fits right into the pattern of greed, foolishness, and disregard for the law by some of these officials at the Council.It fits right into their current programme of living ‘a champagne and caviar’ lifestyle off of the backs of the poor citizens of Georgetown.Already, they fly first class all around the world, and stay at five star hotels. Already, they have surrounded themselves with chauffeurs, bodyguards, other security, and a retinue of assistants. Already, they have had the Council provide for them luxury sports utility vehicles, dine at fancy restaurants, and pay themselves super salaries. Now they want to complement that with luxury accommodations in an upscale neighbourhood.Even more disgusting than their inclination to break the law by voting at a council meeting to take community land for personal housing — despite the existence of the covenant and despite the obvious conflict — is their patent display of unrepressed greed. Some of these officials are owners of multiple properties which they recently acquired with their new-found wealth, and yet they are still trying to acquire more real estate. It is just so sordid.What has happened to their much touted ‘Green City’ initiative? Or will they paint these townhouses green?It should be noted that they have already confiscated other reserves in the south of the city, and constructed two model houses for other municipal officers, a situation that should also be challenged in the courts.When will there be a Commission of Inquiry at City Hall?Sincerely,Magagula Jacksonlast_img read more

Race and slavery

first_imgSome would dismiss the ubiquity of race and racism but these constructs, arising out of a European 18th century discourse that ran parallel with the European conquest of the rest of the world and especially with the justification of African slavery, but these are still omnipresent.As we wrote last week, race and racism”, are part and parcel of the “Western Enlightenment,” imposed as one weapon in the European arsenal of imperialistic conquest even as it spoke loftily of ‘freedom and equality and democracy. Notable names such as Hume, Kant and Hegel were involved in the project on race, which gave a social significance to physical markers. And if the world, including Guyana wants to resolve the “race” problem, it will have to confront these roots that still undergird our worldview.The institution of slavery was the apotheosis of “unfreedom”. In the words of Orlando Patterson, “The social construction of freedom was made possible by the relation of slavery. Slavery had to exist before people could even conceive of the idea of freedom as a value, that is to say, find it meaningful and useful, an ideal to be striven for…Slavery immediately made possible something that had never existed before: the absolute, unprotected, unmediated power of life and death of one person over another.”Thus in our concrete circumstances in Guyana, we cannot talk about politics leading to “freedom and equality” unless we are willing to extricate those terms from a word view that defines certain individuals as the very essence of the antithesis of those terms. Some easily gloss over our political impasse on account of our “polarisations”. They miss the nature of Guyanese politics – primarily because they take an ahistorical and static gaze at the problematic of “polarisation”. Polarisations, we would know, effect as well as affect. What is the nature of the cleavage that has divided us? What was the discourse that inscribed it in our psyches and practices?The “old politics” that has proven so disastrous to us arose out of the famous PPP split of 1955 and the subsequent insistence of its two factions that they each transcended the ‘polarisations” of the society. They knew it was a lie. We knew it was a lie. But we all went along. When the PNC is in power, Indians by and large do not confer legitimacy on them and the same holds true for the PPP and Africans. But we all go along, skipping blithely down the path of perdition singing “One Nation, One People, One Destiny”. We were supposed to ignore the performative contradictions of that ditty even as our ethnic security dilemmas played out to their tragic dénouement.The fatal flaw of Guyanese politics are the (at best paternalistic and at worse, racist) politicians, who insisted they know better than the people: they would “only use” race as an expedient to obtain power, but that once ensconced in office, they would govern on everyone’s behalf. They ignore that ends are nothing but consummated means. The Europeans had ruled for centuries on the Liberal premise that we natives had to be “tutored” since we hadn’t quite reached the requisite enlightenment standard of reason. Our early politicians, drinking deep from the dogmas of Marxism-Leninism (which shared the Enlightenment premise of “progress” through standards of “rationality”), insisted that the problematic of race/ethnicity was a backward one. What was the socialist content of ‘race”? slyly queried the “conciliatory” Burnham, to the “conciliatory” Dr Jagan as late as 1977. The people, however, knew that race/ethnicity was real – their quotidian experience, starting from their insertion into Guyana demonstrated that while unity and brotherhood may be shouted from the pulpits, power was always in the hands of a particular race/ethnic group. They had to deal with that and that was real. The “ethnic enclaves” are bounded by the inequitable reverberations of race and power.The damage of two hundred years of slavery is not the same as the seventy of indentureship and neither will be erased by merely “strik(ing) a conciliatory tone”. The damage does not only project outwards. The question of identity is not an insignificant one: indeed I believe it is the paramount one in the post-colonial world. Maybe the debilitating racist, hegemonic structures inscribed inside our heads may ultimately be a simulacrum but, “if men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.”Jumping off the world is not an option if the force of gravity still governs all matter.last_img read more

Freedom Radio hauls Broadcast Authority to court

first_img… challenges ‘theft’ of airwaves, onerous increase in feesFreedom Radio Inc has filed a constitutional challenge in the High Court, over the Administration’s imposition of an ‘onerous’ increase in the annual broadcasting fee and the expropriation of its airwaves during ‘prime time,’ for Government broadcasts.Freedom Radio Director Irfaan AliNandlall and Associates on Tuesday filed the legal challenge calling on the court to place on hold the enforcement of several provisions in the Broadcasting Act until the determination of the Judiciary.Freedom Radio Director, Irfaan Ali, in a sworn affidavit filed by former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, claims that provisions in the Broadcast Act, expropriates the business’s airwaves causing it to lose on its revenue during ‘prime time,’ this, without compensation.UnconstitutionalAli in his affidavit seen by Guyana Times, states Freedom Radio Inc is in the business of selling airtime for reward and the provisions looking to be enforced by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) are not only onerous but are in fact unconstitutional since it violates guaranteed and protected rights and freedoms.The coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration had amended and recently assented new broadcast legislative provisions.These provisions compel local broadcasters to broadcast Government programmes under the ambit of ‘public service programmes.’The ‘public service’ programmes were heavily criticised during the parliamentary debates on the amendment and were lambasted as tantamount to nothing but Government propaganda.Freedom Radio Inc is owned and managed by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which in its legal challenge notes, “between the hours of 06:00h and 22:00h are considered prime-time; this means that these hours attract the highest rates of rewards.”The affidavit documents that an hour during this period can easily be sold at a more competitive rate – higher depending upon the particular day of the week – and as such the demand by Government in fact ‘expropriates’ money from Freedom Radio without compensation.Freedom Radio argues in its legal challenge that the move is in fact unconstitutional since it violates fundamentals rights and freedom which enjoy protection under the Constitution of Guyana.Onerous feesFreedom Radio Director Ali, in filing litigation, has also pointed to the drastically altered fee regime which is now being charged under the principal Act.Ali in the sworn affidavit stated that the fees have been increased to $7.5 million annually, up from the $2.5 million previous payments.Freedom Radio Inc previously paid $2.5 million annual for its Broadcasting Licence in addition to another payment of $633,600 for its Spectrum/Frequency.These fees were paid over to the then National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU); the predecessor to the Guyana Broadcasting Authority which came into being with the assent of the amended broadcasting laws by Head of State David Granger.Under the new regime, the Administration introduced a zoning system and charges fees for each zone.According to Freedom Radio in its challenge, with the new zoning system, the fee “for a broadcasting licence to broadcast in the very areas that it is now transmitting would skyrocket from $2,500,000 annually, to over $7,500,000 annually.DamagesFreedom Radio has since approached the court calling for a Conservatory Order, prohibiting the Broadcasting Authority, from implementing or acting in accordance with – in any manner whatsoever – enforcing the provisions of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2017, Act No 20 of 2017, until the hearing and determination of its Fixed Date Application filed.The company in is application is also looking to have a Judge award damages in excess of $1 million for breach of the Radio Guyana Inc’s – a duly registered limited liability company – fundamental rights and freedoms.The political Opposition had on Friday last reminded that despite calls from the Guyana Press Association, Caribbean Association of Media Workers, Reporters without Broader and other major organisations representing the cause of journalism and freedom of the press to the Government to withdraw the Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2017, “the Government ignored all these calls, passed the Bill in the National Assembly.”President Granger has since assented to it and upon the directions of the Prime Minister; the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has begun to enforce its provisions.last_img read more

Schools, airports closed as Indonesia fires spark fears for Singapore F1

first_imgIndonesian blazes belch smog across Southeast Asia annually, but this year’s are the worst since 2015 and have added to concerns about wildfire outbreaks worldwide exacerbating global warming.On Wednesday, air quality deteriorated to “very unhealthy” levels on an official index in many parts of peninsular Malaysia, to the east of Sumatra, with the Kuala Lumpur skyline shrouded by dense smog.Nearly 1,500 schools were closed across Malaysia due to the air pollution, with over one million pupils affected, according to the education ministry.Illegal fires to clear land for agricultural plantations are blazing out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands © AFP / ADEK BERRYA growing number of Malaysians were suffering health problems due to the haze, with authorities saying there had been a sharp increase in outpatients at government hospitals — many suffering dry and itchy eyes.Indonesian authorities said hundreds of schools in hard-hit Riau province on Sumatra were shut, without providing a precise number, while about 1,300 were closed in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo.Borneo is shared between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.Poor visibility closed seven airports in the Indonesian part of Borneo, the transport ministry in Jakarta said. Scores of flights have already been diverted and cancelled in the region in recent days due to the smog.– Singapore smog race? –Air quality in Singapore worsened to unhealthy levels and a white smog obscured the striking waterfront skyline, featuring the Marina Bay Sands casino resort with its three towers and boat-shaped top level.Air quality has reached dangerous levels in the worst-hit areas of Indonesia © AFP / ADEK BERRYThe worsening pollution increased fears that this weekend’s Formula One race may be affected. Organisers say the possibility of haze is one of the issues in their contingency plan for Sunday’s showpiece night race, but have not given further details.The city-state’s tourism board said spectators would be able to buy masks as protection from the haze if conditions did not improve and assistance would be provided for those who feel unwell, the Today news portal reported.The fires have sparked tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia.Indonesia’s environment minister initially suggested the haze was from Malaysian fires despite satellite data showing hundreds of blazes in Indonesia and only a handful in its neighbour, prompting anger from her Malaysian counterpart.Indonesia later sealed off dozens of plantations where it said fires were blazing, including some owned by Malaysia-based firms, deepening the row.But Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has struck a diplomatic tone throughout the crisis, said Malaysia may pass legislation forcing its companies to tackle fires on plantations abroad.Malaysia wants its firms with sites overseas to put out blazes contributing to the haze, he said, adding: “Of course, if we find they are unwilling to take action, we may have to pass a law to make them responsible.”The Indonesian government has insisted it is doing all it can to fight the blazes. But this year’s fires have been worsened by dry weather and experts believe there is little chance of them being extinguished until the onset of the rainy season in October.Indonesia’s meteorology, climate and geophysics agency said Wednesday that over 1,000 hotspots — areas of intense heat detected by satellite that indicate a likely fire — had been sighted, most of them on Sumatra.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000This year’s fires have been worsened by dry weather © AFP / ADEK BERRYKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 18 – Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race.Illegal fires to clear land for agriculture are blazing out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands, with Jakarta deploying thousands of security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle them.last_img read more

Ethiopia dump Kenya in CHAN scrapheap

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars captain, Collins Okoth (foreground) shields the ball during their clash against Ethiopia at Nyayo Stadium. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, June 4- Gor Mahia midfielder, Ali Abondo missed a penalty as Harambee Stars crashed out of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers after visiting Ethiopia held them to a barren draw in the return leg played at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.Stars bowed out 2-0 on aggregate with the first leg defeat proving enough to put the side out of the CHAN misery. It was the second penalty Stars missed over both legs after tTusker FC midfielder Kevin Kimani saw his effort saved in Ethiopia.Head coach Bobby Williamson, slammed his charges for failing to convert spot kicks that would have given his side hope of coming back to the tie.“It’s disappointing we missed the penalty because I told Dennis Odhiambo to take them before the game and Abondo decided to take.“He might have confidence but unfortunately he never scored. But that’s football; if you don’t take chances you don’t win games.“It’s our fault that we are out because we created more chances than them. I give credit to our opposition, we didn’t get our long balls correct and we panicked in the box,” the deflated Williamson said after the match.His opposite number, Johannes Sahle criticised match officials from Comoros.“They were expecting us to seat back and defend the two goals but we wanted to attack, we tried to take the confidence away from them.“We pressured them until they started playing long balls, our aim was to take the confidence away from the defenders and I think it worked,” he expressed as his players danced around him in joy.Both sides made changes from the first-leg, with Williamson starting with Gor centre-backs, Musa Mohammed and Harun Shakava as well as left back Dennis Odhiambo for Lloyd Wahome, Jackson Saleh and Aboud Omar.The hosts got off the mark after 12 minutes when Humphrey Mieno won a free-kick 30-yards from the box but unmarked Odhiambo failed to convert from a Kimani set-piece.Moments later, Mieno squandered two opportunities when he hurriedly blazed wide in the first-half that wasn’t busy for home keeper, Boniface Oluoch who easily snuffed Ethiopia’s two goals on target.The hosts got a chance to reduce the deficit when the referee awarded them an indirect-free kick in the box after keeper, Tarik Getnet cleared the ball after the six second rule elapsed but Kimani saw his poor set-piece blocked.At the other end, Ethiopia wasted a glorious chance towards the breather when they broke through from the counter but skipper, Behailu Assefa blasted wide with only Oluoch to beat.The Walia Ibex who made for changes began the second half on a high, forcing Oluoch to make a brilliant double save from Behailu.Thereafter, Stars will blame themselves with Olunga failing to tap home in the 53rd, before Abondo wasted Mieno’s pass to shoot wide.Tarik denied Jesse Were’s header two minutes later before Stars got a chance to come back in the game when Abondo was brought down in the box to win a contentious penalty.Abondo, who has scored eight goals in the KPL stepped up but his poorly executed penalty hit the post with the keeper diving to the right direction.Williamson withdrew him for Danson Kago but the penalty miss gave the visitors motivation as they continued to attack.Despite the referee giving Stars most of the 50/50 decisions, Olunga and Kimani failed to find the back of the net as Williamson did his last substitutions pulling out Kimani and Edwin Wafula for Eric Johanna and winger Noah Wafula.Johanna’s first touch was effective with his first touch nearly giving Stars the first goal only for Sahldin Bargecho to block it as the Walia Ibex held on to hold Williamson charges at their back yard and advance to the second round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Report of cougar sighting near Charlie Lake

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service received a report of a cougar sighting last week near Charlie Lake.North Peace BCCO Sergeant, Shawn Brinsky, says they did receive a report of a cougar sighting on the road within the area of Charlie Lake. Brinsky adds that it is not uncommon to see a cougar in that area.“Last week we received a reported sighting of a cougar crossing the road and in the past, it’s not uncommon to have cougar sightings in and around Charlie Lake and that side of Fort St. John.”- Advertisement -Brinsky is reminding residents to keep their pets on a leash and to monitor children when outside to prevent injury or death from a cougar attack.Brinsky says it is also a good idea for parents to remind their children the safety tips of what to do if you encounter a cougar or other wild cat.Brinsky advises the public to stay alert and to report any further sightings to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.Advertisement Safety tips can be found on the Government of B.C.’s website.last_img read more

Tommy Thompson exits presidential race

first_imgCritics, however, charged the primary aim of Thompson’s welfare reforms was merely to get people off Wisconsin’s rolls and not necessarily to lift families out of poverty Born in Elroy, Wis., Thompson boasted about his small-town background. His father ran a gas station and a country grocery store. Thompson’s time heading the Department of Health and Human Services was marked by anthrax attacks, a flu vaccine shortage and passage of the Medicare prescription law. Thompson was a key player in Bush’s AIDS initiative, a commitment of $15 billion over five years for treatment and prevention of the disease that was rapidly spreading overseas. Thompson traveled frequently to Africa during his Cabinet service. A fan of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, Thompson has long taken an annual motorcycle trip with lawmakers, motorcycle enthusiasts and campaign supporters.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MILWAUKEE – Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a campaign official said Sunday. His campaign released a statement saying the Republican is leaving the campaign trail several hours after WITI-TV in Milwaukee reported that Thompson told one of its reporters he was withdrawing. The campaign statement said Thompson intends to take some time off before returning to the private sector and his nonprofit work. It said the 65-year-old says he’s comforted by the fact that he thinks he made a difference for people during his campaign. He finished sixth among eleven candidates in this weekend’s GOP straw poll in Iowa. He had said before the Iowa event that he would drop out of the race unless he finished first or second. The statement didn’t say whether he would endorse another candidate. A veteran of four successful campaigns for governor of Wisconsin, Thompson had a good track record of winning elections. He quit during his fourth term as governor to serve as President Bush’s secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 to the end of 2004. He was first elected in 1966 at age 24 to the Wisconsin State Assembly, not long after he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Twenty years later, he won his first term as governor. As governor, he earned a national reputation for policies that moved many Wisconsin families from welfare to work, gave minority families more options on where they could send children to school by giving religious and private schools up to $5,000 per student and expanded health care to include thousands of the working poor who had not previously qualified for current government programs. He pushed for changes in welfare laws before President Clinton and Congress took up the issue on the national level. last_img read more

Man United star Alexis Sanchez denies Thierry Henry told him to leave Arsenal

first_img1 Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez has denied Thierry Henry told him to leave Arsenal prior to his move to Manchester United.The Chile forward moved to clarify remarks he made referring to the Gunners’ record goalscorer after completing his much-anticipated switch to Old Trafford on Monday.After the signing was announced by United, Sanchez wrote on Instagram: “I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn.”Those comments have been construed by some as Henry, who left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, advising Sanchez that it was time to move on.Henry tweeted himself on Tuesday that this was not the case.Sanchez, it seems, was merely suggesting there were similarities between the two transfers and he clarified that Henry played no part in his decision to leave the Emirates StadiumThe new Man United man tweeted on Wednesday: “I want to clarify that Henry never told me to leave the club, it was a personal decision … he LOVES the club and someday it would be nice to see him as the arsenal coach because he loves the club. I want to clarify that Henry never told me to leave the club, it was a personal decision … he LOVES the club and someday it would be nice to see him as the arsenal coach because he loves the club …— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) January 24, 2018 Sanchez, who scored 80 goals in 166 appearances for Arsenal, was in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium after turning down a new deal.He had been heavily linked with Manchester City but United became his destination after the Premier League leaders withdrew their interest due to the costs involved.last_img read more

‘He has nudes of Klopp’ – These Liverpool fans left ‘speechless’ by manager’s decision

first_imgLiverpool supporters have been left ‘speechless’ by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to start Adam Lallana against Burnley.Lallana, the England midfielder, has been selected alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho in a midfield three against the Clarets, and you can hear how he gets on with talkSPORT bringing you full LIVE commentary of Sunday’s clash. Wait, we’re starting Lallana over Keita? I am speechless.— Samue (@VintageSalah) March 10, 2019 😤 | Lallana starting over Shaq… • Lallana: 659 days ago scored for Liverpool. • Shaqiri: 21 appearances, 6 goals. pic.twitter.com/BypbiQkUdY— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) March 10, 2019 Lallana has nudes of Klopp. That is the only way he gets anywhere near the starting 11.— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 10, 2019 no dice MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Lallana starting. Wind blowing. #LFC pic.twitter.com/I1WyeTbAem— Scott Taylor 📻 (@ScottTaylorUK) March 10, 2019 shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Just sell Keita and Shaqiri right now. Terminate their contracts. If Lallana gets in ahead of you it’s game over.— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) March 10, 2019 RANKED huge blow Lallana starts.Liverpool twitter: pic.twitter.com/A15tsDrjkZ— Amoa (@kkweks) March 10, 2019 When you see Lallana starting over Naby pic.twitter.com/pVVVAgefTu— Yaspar (@Yaspar_) March 10, 2019center_img 1 REVEALED REPLY Lallana start today while Shaqiri and Keita dey bench. pic.twitter.com/R3g8I7Hmlp— Liverpool In Pidgin (@LFCinPidgin_) March 10, 2019 REVEALED Can someone get Lallana out of my club? Idc how pic.twitter.com/wE9oYQHtig— Sou (@itsMeSouu) March 10, 2019 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lallana makes his fourth Premier League start of the season Injuries have taken their toll on Lallana and he is no longer considered by fans to be anything more than a squad player; he is a useful substitute, but hardly anyone believes he should be starting a match Liverpool have to win to close the gap on Manchester City.City moved four points clear at the top of the table on Saturday evening with a 3-1 defeat of Watford.Liverpool vs Burnley live on talkSPORT: Teams confirmed for early Premier League clash – free stream and full coverageLallana has not scored or assisted a single goal this season, and the midfield three Klopp has selected leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to finding the back of the net.The decision is all the more confusing given both Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri were named among the substitutes.It is true that neither of that pair have been outstanding for Liverpool, but, Shaqiri at least, offers a real goal threat. Woke up to the news that Adam lallana is still playing professional football for Liverpool football club when we’re going for our first title in 30 years. I’m going back to sleep— ❔ (@ROUNDTHEBEND__) March 10, 2019 Lallana. Swear down Klopp doesn’t want to win the league— John O’Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) March 10, 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? I’ve flown three thousand miles to see Adam Lallana in a lineup— Justin Wells (@RollsonShabbos) March 10, 2019 Liverpool supporters took to social media when Klopp’s line-up was announced, and they really could not understand his decision.You can see some of the best tweets below…last_img read more

Derby and Hull lose at home and Woodgate gets first win as Middlesbrough boss

first_img GREAT NEWS Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Sheffield Wednesday moved top of the SkyBet Championship after a 1-0 victory over Luton.Kadeem Harris scored the only goal in the 54th minute as the Owls overtook Yorkshire rivals Leeds – for 24 hours at least – and there was further pain for Luton as Martin Cranie was carried off on a stretcher in the second half.Derby could also have gone above Marcelo Bielsa’s side with a victory but they lost 2-1 at home to Bristol City as new manager Phillip Cocu’s stuttering start to the season continued. Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place ROUND-UP stalemate LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Former Rams forward Andreas Weimann opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Josh Brownhill added the second on the stroke of half-time to lift the Robins to fourth in the fledgling table as Jack Marriot’s 85th-minute goal came too late for the hosts.Birmingham secured their first home win over Barnsley in 11 years as Lukas Jutkiewicz scored for the fourth successive league match at St Andrews, a feat he last achieved in October.Jutkiewicz’s 69th-minute header was added to by Alvaro Gimenez as Blues returned to winning ways after taking one point from their last two matches.Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray had won more league victories, seven, against Hull than any other team heading into their clash at the KCOM Stadium and he extended that with a 1-0 win courtesy of Derrick Williams’ first goal since since April 2017. Britt Assombalonga scored for Middlesbrough EFL result goalless Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off 1 Getty Images – Getty Rovers, who hit the woodwork three times in the first half, were helped by Jarrod Bowen’s second failure in his last four penalties in the 13th minute.Jonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued.Britt Assombalonga headed home the only goal in the 23rd minute as Latics, who have now failed to score in their last four matches, made it six games without a league goal on Teessidelast_img read more