Amid acute water shortage, the Gujarat government is to launch a month-long campaign from May 1, the State’s Foundation Day, to revive waterbodies in the State. Tasks such as deepening ponds, desilting reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rainwater harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken under the Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday. “Development gets hampered due to water scarcity,” he told reporters in Gandhinagar. The government has invited NGOs, public at large and corporates to join the efforts to revive and rejuvenate waterbodies and water sources ahead of the monsoon. “We call for public participation through manpower, machinery and money. District Collectors will coordinate the projects and reimburse funds to participants,” Mr. Rupani said.
- Illegal firearm, ammo lands duo on remand
A 37-year-old carpenter and his alleged 24-year-old accomplice, who are both known to the Police, on Friday appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly after they were slapped with a joint charge for possession of an unlicensed firearm along with matching ammunition.It is alleged that Lloyd Sadloo of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara; and Seon Bourne, of High Street, Georgetown, had in their possession a .38 pistol along with four live matching rounds of ammunition without being licensed firearm holders on January 7, 2019 at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.Sadloo was represented by Attorney George Thomas while Bourne was represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson, who both made bail applications on behalf of their respective clients.According to the prosecution’s case, the duo was intercepted by patrolling ranks in motorcar PWW 5460, which was parked in the vicinity of the 1763 Monument.A search was conducted and the firearm and ammunition were found inside the car. Both men denied knowledge of the illegal weapon and were arrested and charged for the offence. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that Bourne is wanted for two counts of armed robbery and simple larceny. Magistrate Daly remanded both men to prison. The case will continue on February 15.
- Can Rory McIlroy complete his career Grand Slam at The Masters 2019?
Embed from Getty ImagesAugusta is looming with the first major golf tournament of the year to be played next month, between Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 April to be exact. And all hopes are resting on Rory McIlroy to finally win The Masters and complete the quadruple of Grand Slam titles. However, he’s not won a major championship since 2014 and there are two other golfers hot on his heels to manage the same feat this calendar year: Justin Spieth (yet to win the PGA Championship) and Phil Mickelson (hoping to win the US Open after six years of coming second). Betfair have already made the Northern Irishman one of the favourites to win The Masters, but can he do it?An Elite ClubOnly five players in PGA history have completed the prestigious career Grand Slam. Names in this exclusive club are Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. Technically speaking, a Grand Slam is winning all four major competitions in a calendar year and while none of the above have managed that feat, Tiger Woods came closest with the ‘Tiger Slam’, which was all four majors in a 365-day period over two calendar years (2000 and 2001). That said, a career Grand Slam is still an admirable feat.Five Years and CountingIt’s been five years since Rory McIlroy won a golf major – 2014 saw him victorious in both The Open and PGA Championship. He’s finished in the top-10 every year since then, peaking at fourth in the 2015 Masters. It’s also been a while since McIlroy was named world’s number 1 – three-and-a-half years, in fact. Since then, he’s dropped as low as 13th but currently ranks 6th in the world, behind the likes of Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose. McIlroy recently played at the Arnold Palmer Invitation in Florida, but was unable to defend his crown, finishing in a tie for sixth. But prior to the tournament, he revealed he’s finally come to terms with the enormity of the task ahead: “It’s definitely taken me time to come to terms with the things I’ve needed to deal with inside my own head and I think sometimes I’m too much of a fan of the game because I know exactly who has won the grand slam and exactly who I’d be putting myself alongside”.“I’ve become a lot more comfortable with the fact that I’m going to fail more times than I succeed at that certain conquest or whatever you want to call it. I’ve tried four times and I’ve failed, but Abraham Lincoln lost the first 13 elections he was in and ended up being the President of the United States so I’ve still got a bit of time”.The CompetitionDustin Johnson 10/1 – Currently the world number 1, but yet to win The Masters (with his best finish coming in 2016, when he tied for fourth place). This year, Dustin Johnson has won the inaugural Saudi International and the WGC-Mexico Championship.Justin Rose 12/1 – World number 2, Justin Rose’s best performance in The Masters came in 2015 and 2017, when he tied for second place; however, he’s only won one major championship and that was last year’s Open. This year, he has won the Farmers Insurance Open.Justin Thomas 12/1 – Fourth in the PGA World rankings, American Justin Thomas won the PGS Championship in 2017, but has only played in the previous three Masters tournaments, with his best finish last year when he tied at 17th. 2017 was his breakthrough year, so it looks like the only way is up. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndo