AFTER no play last weekend due to the international football scheduled for the Guyana Men’s National team, the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) will resume play in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/NAMILCO Flour-sponsored Under-17 football championship with one game this Friday and a triple-header on Sunday.Come Friday, at either the Wales or Den Amstel ground, Den Amstel are set to oppose Wales at 16:00hrs while on Sunday there will be a triple-header.On Sunday, the three matches are: Wales versus Hurry-ATE from 09.00hrs, Den Amstel against Uitvlugt at 11:00hrs and in the final game Eagles will clash with Pouderoyen from 13.00hrs.So far Eagles are leading the points table having played unbeaten after four wins for 12 points, with Uitvlugt second on nine points from five games played, winning three and losing two.Third are Pouderoyen who have played four games, winning two and losing two for six points, while Hurry-ATE and Den Amstel follow on three points each after four games, having lost three with one victory. Wales are on the carpet with two points from three completed games – one win and two losses.Den Amstel’s Chris Smith and Travis Fraser of Uitvlugt are the two leading scorers with five goals each followed by S. Moonsammy of Hurry-ATE with four so far in this tournament.
Talented B&H tennis player Dea Herdzelas qualified for the main draw of ITF Challenger tournament in Wesley Chapel (USA).Nineteen year old Dea from Sarajevo won in the third, final round of qualifiers against American Brooke Austin with score 7: 5, 6: 4.Herdzelas is one of eight players who qualified in the main part of the tournament, which is played for a prize of 25,000 USD.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)
DES MOINES — There’s an apparent upside to all the fears about coronavirus, as it’s bringing a drop in gasoline prices in Iowa and across the U.S.With tens of millions of people quarantined in China, fuel consumption has dropped dramatically there, sending demand falling on world markets. Rose White, at AAA Iowa, says crude oil prices have dropped $9 a barrel in the past two weeks.“With that, we’ve seen prices tumble across the nation and in Iowa,” White says. “In fact, just over the weekend, price dropped another five-cents a gallon with unleaded averaging $2.27 across the state.”China is one of the world’s top petroleum users, so with much of that nation grinding to a halt, global demand for gas has dropped significantly.“U.S. stock levels are high right now, up about 1.4-million barrels above what we had seen just a year ago,” White says. “Typically at this time of year, we do see prices fluctuate a bit as refineries shut down operations for those mandatory inspections.”White says it’s entirely possible we’ll see prices continue to trend lower in Iowa.“I think it’s going to last a long time because I don’t know if we’ve seen the full impact yet of the coronavirus,” White says. “Certainly, OPEC is very concerned about the situation to the point that they are debating whether or not they should curb production an additional one-million barrels per day.”Crude oil futures this morning were trading at just under $46 a barrel. Iowa’s current average of $2.43 a gallon is 16-cents below the national average. Iowa’s cheapest gas is in the Quad Cities at $2.21 a gallon while Iowa City has the most expensive gas at $2.38.