No excuses from Giggs

first_img Press Association Ryan Giggs believes the players and not manager David Moyes should take responsibility for Manchester United’s lacklustre start to the season. The Red Devils have claimed just seven points from their opening six Barclays Premier League games and were held to a 1-1 draw by Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday night when Giggs made his 145th appearance in the competition. That has put some pressure on Moyes, who had the unenviable task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hotseat after his fellow Scot had enjoyed a trophy-laden 27 years at the club. center_img And while veteran midfielder Giggs admits it was always going to be difficult to replace a man who brought two European Cups to United, the Welshman insists that it is the players and not the manager who must stand up and be counted. “Sir Alex was a great manager and a great influence on the team and the club. You are going to miss someone like that,” he told various national newspapers. “But I don’t think that is an excuse when individuals aren’t playing as well as they can. We are not playing well as a team. “We haven’t got injury problems as we have had in the past. There is no excuse. “It hasn’t been a great start to the season but the good thing about that is we have plenty of time to turn it round. “We know what this club is like, it is ups and downs and we don’t get carried away if we are flying and we don’t get carried away when we are not playing well. “I can’t put my finger on what has happened. We have just not played as well as we can, both individually and as a team. “The results have shown we haven’t played as well as we can do. But we know the quality in the dressing room. “We’re the champions so we showed that quality last year and we have to show it again.” last_img read more

Stabroek Wharf vendors finally get new stalls

first_img…begin selling at Route  42 bus parkAfter taking four months to establish a new area and construct stalls following the relocation of vendors from the Stabroek Wharf, the merchants have restarted their trade at the Route 42 bus park.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Public Relations Officer of the Mayor and City Council, Debra Lewis said that vendors were recently allowed to move into their new stalls and begin to sell.She noted that after six weeks, the Council will move to collect a monthly fee from the vendors. However, only those who are completely finished building had movedSome of the structures during the construction phaseinto the new structures.“Once they build, they can move in. They have a grace period when they move in which is six weeks after. Some of them have moved in already. Right now, you would see persons occupying. Not all but some of them who are finished,” said Lewis.Since June of 2016, it was reported that former Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works at the wharf.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishing of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. After the repairs, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall, inclusive of a boardwalk and entertainment areas. If the ideas were approved by the vendors, they would be required to pay a larger sum of money to rent the new building.In the past, over 300 merchants were situated at the wharf, but this number has been reduced to just over 80.The works at the wharf is expected to last for two years and as such, this also means that the Route 42 (Grove-Diamond) bus park will be displaced for the same period of time.In November 2018, a fire would have destroyed a section of the wharf after it was cordoned off for rehabilitation.For now, the new stalls are uniformly painted in two different sizes. The smaller size, measuring five feet by eight feet with a height of 13 feet, is set a cost of $3400 per month. The standard size, measuring 10 feet by eight feet with 13 feet height is priced at $6800 per month.As it relates to payment, some persons have complained that they were informed of a $10,000 fee which was to be paid to the Council. While only some were briefed about this “arrangement”, others are under the impression that it is not a standard agreement.last_img read more