first_imgConcerns are being raised by students of the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus with respect to the newly introduced parking protocols that were established by the administration.The new regulations which were established includes a wheel clamping system that targets the vehicle of students.Guyana Times was told that barricades were placed on campus at a number of locations where the students would usually park their vehicles to attend classes. Now with the new system, only staff of the university are permitted to utilise those spaces.One of the signs at the Turkeyen CampusThe students related there is a calculated plan devised by the administration to have them cramped in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT) parking lot. However, the disturbed students explained that the space cannot accommodate all of the vehicles, especially during the hours with the most classes when students struggle for a place to park.“Actually, the only place [that] we could park is at the GWLT parking lot, which is very much occupied, especially in the afternoon. If you park at the other places, then your vehicle will be clamped,” a student explained.This publication was also told that this decision was a unilateral one, and the student body was not informed about these changes. It was after some vehicles were clamped and signs were erected that they were notified.“This decision is the latest in a line of unilateral decisions that have been taken without consulting with the student body. We did not know about the decision until a sign appeared on campus. I think that the primary purpose of the university is a learning institution, and this is putting undue pressure on students,” another related.Meanwhile, many are more concerned about the wheel clamps which will be attached to vehicles that are parked in the now restricted areas.If the vehicles are clamped, students will be required to pay $3,000 for the clamp to be removed, and an additional $1000 for every day that the vehicle has been clamped. This, students say, is another way in which money can be extracted from them, and it adds to the large sums of money that are paid every academic year for tuition and administrative fees.It was reported earlier this year that the administrative body had made a unilateral decision to hike the administrative fees; one which the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) has condemned.Students were notified of the changes after they were told they would pay more for supplemental examinations. It was then announced that the fees were increased. In some areas, the approved rates were increased by 100 per cent. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

first_img*DISCLAIMER: The subtitles to this video are fake – in reality, Zlatan wouldn’t sign for a Premier League club because the Premier League club would sign for Zlatan.Reports have suggested Paris Saint-Germain would consider cashing in on Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, but could he be headed for the Premier League?The rumour mill has Arsenal and Manchester United linked with the Swedish star.But could he end up at Stoke?Check out the video above to see what the man himself had to say. And then read our totally legit translation if you don’t happen to be fluent in Zlatan.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Holcomb, who had started 13 games over 10 NFL seasons with Indianapolis and Cleveland, replaced second-year-man J . Losman as Buffalo’s starter. He was 20-of-26 for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Bills beat Miami 20-14 Trent Dilfer, the perfect interim QB, threw two late touchdown passes as Cleveland beat Chicago 20-10. Kyle Orton, the rookie forced into duty with the Bears by injury, passed for just 117 yards, allowing the Browns to stack their defense against the run Smith and the 49ers were totally overmatched by the Colts, who cruised 28-3 even though Manning and the offense had another so-so game. Smith was 9-of-23 for 74 yards, was sacked five times and threw four interceptions. There also is 33-year-old Drew Bledsoe, cast off by Buffalo when it decided to go with Losman and signed by the Cowboys when they decided to let Testaverde walk. He threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns in Dallas’ 33-10 upset of Philadelphia and now ranks third in the NFL in passing. Call it the answer to the old-young quarterback riddle To win, go with experience, even if the player’s record is spotty (Kelly Holcomb) or he seems way over the hill (Vinny Testaverde). If you have no shot at the playoffs, do what Mike Nolan is doing in San Francisco, throwing in Alex Smith even though the No. 1 pick in last April’s draft is still far over his head and has little help “Everyone wants to win their first game, and everyone wants it to be just like college, but it’s not,” Peyton Manning, 3-13 as a rookie starter in 1998, said after the Colts gave Smith fits in his first NFL start. “It is the NFL for a reason. It’s a big adjustment. Six games or a year from now, you look back on these games and you say, `I hated to go through it, but it helped me become a better player.’ “p Sunday’s games brought several perfect examples The 41-year-old Testaverde, out of football after being released by Dallas after last season, started for the Jets two weeks after his old team (1998-2003) lost Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler within seven. They beat Tampa Bay, 14-12, and Vinny was almost flawless, completing a key third-down pass late in the game that helped clinch the win center_img The circumstances surrounding all these QBs are different. Buffalo, which entered the season with playoff aspirations, let Bledsoe go and made Losman the starter. A first-round draft choice, he made token appearances in four games as a rookie, throwing just five passes, but was deemed sufficient to start because the Bills figured their defense and running game could carry them. But they started 1-3 and lost linebacker Takeo Spikes, one of their most important defenders, with a torn Achilles’ tendon. Holcomb, 32, came on in relief in a loss to New Orleans, and with Losman completing less than 50 percent of his passes and clearly struggling, was made the starter Sunday. Sidelight: With typical NFL coaching paranoia, Mike Mularkey wouldn’t announce his QB last week even though wide receivers Eric Moulds and Lee Evans, who apparently lobbied for the change, said at midweek that Holcomb would start. “It’s just something you have to grow from and get over,” said Losman, clearly upset. Cleveland, however, knew what it was doing from the start. In the offseason, it traded with Seattle for the 33-year-old Dilfer, who quarterbacked Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory after the 2000 season. The Browns like rookie Charlie Frye, a third-round pick this year, but are letting him develop behind Dilfer while they satisfy their fans with a few victories. On Sunday, he made his 100th career start and threw TDs No. 100 and No. 101 Testaverde, on the other hand, was a desperation starter for a team that harbored Super Bowl aspirations, then fell to 1-3 and was without any experience at quarterback at all Third-stringer Brooks Bollinger started against Baltimore last week in place of Pennington (and Fiedler), while Testaverde and offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger worked on a “Vinny offense” of around 50 plays replacing the entirely new system Heimerdinger had taken eight months to install for Pennington (and Fiedler) This week, Testaverde started and the “Vinny offense” worked when it had to “Does this ever get old?” Testaverde was asked after the game “No, only I do,” he replied Dave Goldberg is a columnist for The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img