MADRID (AP):Chelsea and Roma scored late goals to earn crucial victories in the Champions League yesterday, improving their chances of advancing to the knockout stage.Chelsea defeated Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in England thanks to an 83rd-minute free kick by Willian, while Miralem Pjanic’s 80th-minute penalty kick gave Roma a 3-2 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.Zenit St Petersburg secured their place in the round of 16 with a win at Lyon, while Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Porto, and Olympiakos also won yesterday, staying on track to advance.Arsenal remain in trouble and are on the brink of elimination after losing 5-1 to Bayern Munich in Germany.Neymar and Luis Suarez continued their excellent scoring form to make up for the absence of Lionel Messi and help Barcelona move closer to the round of 16 with an easy 3-0 win over BATE Borisov.Barcelona lead the group with 10 points, five more than Roma, which moved into second place thanks to the late 3-2 win over Leverkusen, which stayed on four points, one more than BATE.”The aim was to win, and the victory gives us a great chance to seal our qualification,” Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said.Leverkusen had rallied from two goals down to draw level with Roma before captain Omer Toprak was shown a red card for pushing Mohamed Salah inside the area, prompting the penalty that Pjanic converted for the victory.”We absolutely had to win and we did,” Pjanic said.Thomas Mueller scored two goals as Bayern Munich dominated Arsenal in a 5-1 win in Bavaria, while Felipe Pardo scored both goals for Olympiakos as they rallied to beat 10-man Dinamo Zagreb 2-1. Bayern and Olympiakos reached nine points, while Arsenal and Dinamo stayed with three each with two games remaining.Multiple goalsRobert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern in the 10th minute, Mueller doubled the lead in the 29th and David Alaba made it 3-0 in the 44th. Arjen Robben scored with his first touch of the ball in the 55th, less than a minute after coming off the bench, and Mueller added his second in the 89th.Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Arsenal in the 69th.Willian produced a late winner as Chelsea fans put on a show of support for embattled manager JosÈ Mourinho, scoring from a free kick to earn a 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev.”From the mental point of view, it was important,” Mourinho said. “A reaction to a negative moment.”Chelsea rose to second in the group with seven points, two more than Dynamo. Porto, which moved closer to a place in the knockout stage after easing to a 3-1 victory at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, have 10 points.
Days after Guyana Times published an article highlighting the substandard quality of water being supplied to residents of Waiakabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) visited the area to inspect the quality of the water.The condition of the water that residents of Waiakabra were receiving from GWIIn an invited comment on Tuesday, GWI’s Public Relations Officer, Leana Bradshaw said that the inspection was done and a visual assessment of the water being distributed to residents, even at the end of the network, did not indicate water with a high iron concentration.Nevertheless, GWI has since flushed the lines so as to further improve the quality of water being supplied to residents. She noted that GWI collected water samples prior to and after the flushing exercise in Waiakabra. Those samples have been sent to the Water Quality Laboratory to be tested and results are expected to be available today.Last week, residents of Waiakabra reached out to this publication, calling on the GWI to pay a much-needed visit to the community and answer questions about the condition of the tap water they were being forced to consume, as there is no alternative source of water for the community.Residents described the condition of the water as “unacceptable” and “inhumane” and after several weeks of calling and making reports, they were still to receive a visit or any sort of intervention from the water company.The community is mainly populated by Amerindians who depend on small-scale farming for their daily bread and cannot afford to purchase water for consumption. Guyana Times visited the community on Saturday last and spoke to a few residents who expressed dissatisfaction with the way they are being treated by the Administration.Leon DaSilva, who shared his concerns with this publication, said that over the years, the community has been overlooked by the Administration. The quality of the water being supplied to residents, he said, is unfair to residents since they are paying for second-class service, which is of no benefit to them.Another resident, Leana Melville, who also spoke to this publication, said that the condition of the water was becoming worse. She said residents had previously complained of the stench of the water and oil which is usually settled on top. The mother of four noted that she is forced to purchase bottled water for her children to use because the water they are receiving through the tap is not safe for consumption. “To be honest, we can’t use the water to do anything. A few days ago, I was trying to strain it with a cloth, but that didn’t work. There is thick rust in the water. And that would do more harm than good to anybody,” she had said.