Junior Becca Blais was awarded the Truman Scholarship, an award given to college juniors with plans to attend graduate school who then work to make a difference through public service, according to a press release from the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Blais, who currently serves as student body president, is a political science and peace studies major, originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. “I’m incredibly honored to be named a Truman Scholar,” Blais said in an email. “I am excited for all of the opportunities in store ahead, and I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for everyone who has supported me in this process.”The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from among 768 candidates, according to the release. Tags: Becca Blais, truman scholarship
At least three bandits terrorised the administrator of the Mibikuri Hospital and his family in the wee hours of Sunday morning and escaped with a quantity of valuables.Based on reports received, at about 3:00h, the armed, masked men, who were dressed in dark coloured clothing, smashed their way into the Lot 379 Bloomfield village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Administrator of the Mibicuri Hospital, Asif Owel told Guyana Times that he was awakened by the sounds of barking dogs and as he got out of bed to make inquiries, he was confronted by the three men who were already in his bedroom.At the time, Owel and his wife were at home. The armed men then demanded cash and jewellery.One of the bandits, who carried a cutlass, dragged Owel to the lower flat of the building and in the process, dealt him several chops to his body as he continued making his demands.The administrator, out of fear, handed over one silver band and chain but the man asked for gold jewellery. He told the men that he had none and in retaliation, he was beaten with the cutlass.Meanwhile, the other two bandits remained in the upper flat with the man’s wife demanding valuables. She too was beaten by the men. They were eventually given $30,000 and two gold chains, two gold rings and a pair of earrings. The men then made good their escape.The police were summoned and arrived shortly after. The injured couple were taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where they were treated. Owel was admitted for further medical attention.Up to press time, no arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate. (Andrew Carmichael)
Kyle Amor returns in place of Matty Lees.Justin Holbrook will choose his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival (pictured), 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 16. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 20. Morgan Knowles, 24. Danny Richardson, 28. Regan Grace, 36. Zeb Taia, 37. Ben Barba.Rick Stone will chose his 17 from:2. Jermaine McGillvary, 4. Lee Gaskell, 6. Danny Brough, 8. Sam Rapira, 9. Ryan Hinchcliffe, 12. Dale Ferguson, 13. Michael Lawrence, 14. Kruise Leeming, 16. Oliver Roberts, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 18. Paul Clough, 20. Daniel Smith, 22. Tyler Dickinson, 23. Sam Wood, 24. Darnell McIntosh, 30. Alex Mellor, 31. Adam O’Brien, 34. Jordan Turner, 35. Jordan Rankin.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Gareth Hewer.Tickets for the clash remain on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.
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