ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama and Oklahoma are a little more than two weeks away from meeting in the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide and the Sooners are set to meet in the Orange Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29.Who’s excited?We certainly are.Alabama, the No. 1 team in the country, is a sizable favorite heading into this contest, but with the health of Tua Tagovailoa up in the air (he’s recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the SEC Championship Game), an Oklahoma upset is certainly possible.Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press isn’t picking one, though.The college football expert has released his score prediction for the Alabama-Oklahoma game in his picks column:CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (plus 14) vs. AlabamaWhy watch? Kyler and Tua … ALABAMA 56-38.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to play on Saturday, Dec. 29.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN.
A Toronto man is facing a slew of charges in a drug investigation by Niagara Regional Police.Police say members of the St. Catharines Street Crime Unit and Guns, Gangs and Grows Unit have been investigating since last month.A Toronto man was believed to be selling cocaine and fentanyl from various address in St. Catharines.Police executed a search warrant for a home and motor vehicle on Collier St. Thursday afternoon.Officers found a loaded 45 caliber handgun along with crack cocaine, heroin laced with fentanyl and over $3,000 believed to be the proceeds of drug sales.Kenneth McCalla, 24, is facing several charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm.Police say McCalla was already bound by a firearms prohibition because of previous criminal convictions.
The Government of India has committed to helping the Georgetown Mayor and City Council beautify the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, in observance of his 150th birth anniversary.“So as part of that we will be trying to help the city of Georgetown to beautify that area and to redo that premises,” stated Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K.J. Srinivasa.He made the commitment during a courtesy call on Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine.Gandhi, during his lifetime, advocated for non-violent actions which brought down colonialism and gave independence to his homeland of India. His teachings of peace and humanity greatly influenced various freedom struggles and inspired several world leaders such as Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela in their fight for equity.Meanwhile, the Indian Diplomat said his government will be assisting Guyana with developing and transforming Georgetown in other ways.“We are also working upon, trying to do a twinning of the city of Georgetown with a city in India where complementarities can exist say for example garbage disposal and also in the IT and the language field and the development of culture, etc.,” Dr Srinivasa stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndia to expand scholarships programme for Guyanese studentsAugust 29, 2019In “latest news”Commemorative Stamps to be issued in observance of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversaryOctober 2, 2018In “latest news”EYEWITNESS: Guyana’s…October 3, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”