AS part of its ongoing initiative, the Ministry of Education and the Sports Community Grounds Enhancement project on Tuesday handed over a $1M grant to seven communities in Region Six.The presentation was made at the Region 6 – East Berbice, 2017 Mega Emancipation celebration.Minister of Education Nicolette Henry, speaking excitedly at the 179th Anniversary of Emancipation which was held at Gibraltar – Courtland Primary School Region 6 – East Berbice Corentyne, said, “We are proud to distribute grants of $1M which will go to the enhancement and development works on the seven community sport grounds.”The chairpersons/leaders of the seven communities were all present to receive their $1M grant. The presentation was done by President David Granger.Further it was noted that the Ministry is working to ensure that grounds are readily available to be used by members of communities, most importantly, youths.Additionally, Community Liaison Officer attached to the Ministry of Education Randolph Critchlow said, “The Ministry has allocated over $40M which will go to support small developmental works in communities all across the country.“Another $100M has been allocated for major development works as the ministry continues to ensure that communities are outfitted with the requisite recreational facilities.”The grounds receiving the grants are:Liverpool/Lancaster Community groundUnion Community groundGibraltar/Fyrish Community groundRose Hall Community groundNew Amsterdam Community groundScottsburg Community groundKildonan Community ground
“I’m more excited for the playoffs than the 1,000 yards or rookie of the year or the big season I’ve had,” Williams said. “Because from everything I know about the NFL, it’s what you do in the playoffs that counts. This is when you really make a name for yourself.” Washington coach Joe Gibbs said the Redskins will have their hands full Saturday. “I thought the first part of the year, when he was healthy, I think that is about as good as I’ve seen anybody run,” Gibbs said. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman’s relentless style of play made an immediate mark in the NFL, earning him the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Known as “Lights Out” for his hard hits and aggressive demeanor, Merriman received 28 ½ votes to easily beat Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who got 16 ½. “You would like to go to the playoffs and the Super Bowl as a team, but with all I’ve worked for and put in, this is a big honor for me,” Merriman said. Merriman finished with a team-high 10 sacks among his 54 tackles. NFL NOTES: Jets coach Herman Edwards is close to becoming the next coach of the Chiefs, according to a source with knowledge of the teams’ discussions over a compensation package. … Players Daunte Culpepper, Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie, charged with misdemeanors in connection with the Vikings’ “Love Boat” incident for their alleged lewd and lascivious conduct, pleaded not guilty. … Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson missed a second day of practice, but said his sprained right wrist will not prevent him from playing against New England in the playoffs Saturday. … Bills owner Ralph Wilson fired president Tom Donahoe and offensive coordinator Tom Clements, but said coach Mike Mularkey’s job is safe. … Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey practiced on his injured ankle for the first time in more than a week and might be available for Sunday’s playoff game, but linebacker Antonio Pierce remained in a cast and sounded doubtful he would return from his high ankle sprain. … The Falcons fired QB coach Mike Johnson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In doing so, he also ran away with The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. “I’m one of those people who believes in goals, so I set them high,” Williams said. “I wanted to come in and run for well over 1,000 yards, win Rookie of the Year, go to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson He’s three-quarters of the way through that list. The resurgent Bucs (11-5) begin pursuit of the remaining objective when they host the Washington Redskins on Saturday in the NFC wild-card round. Williams, who rushed for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns, drew 47 votes Wednesday from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. His running mate at Auburn, Ronnie Brown of the Dolphins, received one vote, as did tight end Heath Miller of Pittsburgh and offensive lineman Logan Mankins of New England. “It’s an award he’s obviously earned. It’s a reflection of him and his family, the kind of worker he is. But it also reflects our team,” coach Jon Gruden said. “He’s got a lot more awards coming if he keeps doing what he’s doing. I promise you that.” Williams moved into the starting lineup immediately and became the first player in league history to begin his career with three consecutive 100-yard games, including a season-high 158 against Green Bay. Later, Williams, who finished with a team-record six 100-yard games, overcame a foot sprain to pull out of a midseason slump and help the Bucs surge past Atlanta and Carolina to win their first division title since Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl three seasons ago. TAMPA, Fla. — Lofty goals and plenty of self-confidence barely prepared Carnell Williams for all the success he’s had in his first NFL season. The sleek, fast and powerful running back nicknamed “Cadillac” not only burst onto the scene in record-breaking fashion but helped transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from also-ran to NFC South champions.