Local fuel prices spike again

first_imgConsumers will now have to pay more when refilling their fuel tanks since several private service stations have recently increased their price for fuel.Guyana Times visited a number of service stations in Georgetown on Saturday where the prices displayed were higher than the slight increase two weeks ago.At Shell gas station, the price of gasoline increased from $230 to $234 while a litre of V-power now costs $240. Over at Rubis gas station, consumers will now have to pay close to $225 per litre for gasoline.Some of the increased prices that were displayedHowever, at the State-owned Guyoil service stations, the price for a litre of gasoline remained at $220 per litre.While persons have shared their displeasure with the increased prices, many public transport drivers have expressed that it will affect them if it continues to escalate.Several minibus drivers on Saturday said the increase in fuel will ultimately lead to the increase in transportation costs. A route 40 minibus driver told this publication that commuters usually complain when fares increase but they have to understand that the cost of fuel has increased.“The thing is that the prices always raising and it’s crazy because we’re still working for the same fare. Soon it will grow to a big amount with all [of] this increasing and what will happen then?” he questioned.In September 2017, world market prices for fuel increased due to the hurricane conditions in the southern hemisphere, which resulted in Guyoil adjusting the prices in gasoline, diesel and kerosene to a higher cost.Again, in February of this year, Guyoil adjusted its prices upwards. The average price of gasoline around the world is US$1.15 per liter.last_img read more

Porto set to complete dramatic deal for Tottenham and Southampton target

first_img Giannelli Imbula in action for France Under-21s Porto are set to complete a dramatic deal for Tottenham and Southampton target Giannelli Imbula after a late change of heart.It looked like the Marseille star was on his way to Inter Milan after choosing the Serie A side over his two Premier League admirers.However L’Equipe have revealed that the gifted 22-year-old has decided to join Porto, who will pay around £17.5m to sign him.Despite being on the verge of agreeing a four-year deal at Inter, with personal terms agreed, he asked for more time to consider his future and reportedly made up his mind to join Porto late on Sunday night.That leaves Spurs and Saints – and Inter – all looking elsewhere for midfield reinforcements with the new season fast approaching. 1last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Yusuf Pathan, marauder on the field, happy to change diapers off it

first_imgAmidst all the hullabaloo surrounding an IPL franchise owned by a Bollywood superstar, Yusuf Pathan stands like a man who has the ability to hit the mute button and slip into HIS territory anytime. (Full IPL Coverage)Travelling, jet lag, adoring fans waiting to mob their heroes at the team hotel post midnight and after a energy-sapping game, the elder Pathan never complains about anything. Patience and perspective are this knight’s most important virtue these days.”Look at these children, they must’ve been waiting for me since last so many hours. Bachhe farishtey hote hain (kids are angels). I make sure nobody goes back home disappointed,” Yusuf tells India Today in an exclusive chat as a young Kolkata Knight Riders fan nervously juggles with his selfie stick.Having become father for the second time in the middle of the current IPL season, one can sense the source of Yusuf’s latest burst of energy.”True that! I am in such a happy zone. There was a gap between our matches when my second son was born so I was lucky enough to go home and meet him. I still change my elder son’s diapers, now comes more responsibility. I have always believed that fathers should also play an important role in a child’s upbringing,” he says.That happy zone has extended to the playing field as well.Yusuf happy and deadlyWith 228 runs from 10 matches, Yusuf is the third highest run-getter for the Knight Riders this season. Many would dub this as a fairly decent show considering that the first two on that list – skipper Gautam Gambhir and his opening partner Robin Uthappa – have hardly let anyone else bat this time around.advertisementYusuf’s blitzkrieg 29-ball 60 against Bangalore and another unbeaten 41-ball 63 vs Gujarat on Sunday helped KKR recover from a precarious situation. Another 106 runs in the remaining four games and 2016 will become Yusuf’s second-best IPL season ever after the inaugural edition in 2008 when he aggregated 435 runs from 16 games.Image was posted by Yusuf Pathan on Instagram.Click here to Enlarge “Mashallah. This season is going really well for me. I want to finish it on a high. Our team is winning, it is a happy dressing room with every individual contributing. Good that we have been doing well right from the start, being the top team in the league. At KKR, we want to carry this momentum till the end.”Putting a price tag on his wicketThe 2016 version of Yusuf Pathan is also a lot different from the slam-bang big hitter of yesteryears. In six of the 10 innings this season, the 33-year-old has got a ‘not out’ tag attached to the runs scored from his bat.”Yes, I have made quite a few changes in my technique now. I am now more experienced, more wiser. Moreover, I have constantly assessed my game sitting with seniors like (Jacques) Kallis, (Simon) Katich and (Wasim) Akram. Having them around has helped a lot. I know that the opposition team will always be under more pressure if I stand in the middle for long. I wait for my big overs now instead of having a go at every ball. I have realised this, implemented it in my batting and the results are showing,” said Yusuf.’Happy to have the skipper’s trust’Faith and form restored, Yusuf is happy that skipper Gambhir is giving him a chance to bat up the order.”I have always justified the faith skipper has shown in me. I have passed in every exam. I am happy the way captain is using me, good for me as well as the team if I come up the batting order and get more overs to bat,” says the Baroda batsman. With runs comes the hope of making a comeback in the Indian team. It’s been four years since Yusuf was last seen in Team India colours.”I am trying everything to make a comeback in the Indian team. I am working hard and I will definitely come back in the Indian team,” he assures.last_img read more