Hot water incidentA student nurse attached to the Charles Roza School of Nursing in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who is accused of throwing hot water on a woman was on Monday released on $80,000 bail when she appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Denauda Williams, 20, of Lot 129 Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, denied the charge of unlawful wounding when she appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. The charge stated that on January 3, 2019, she unlawfully wounded 19-year-old Shanyce Bynoe, at Wisroc Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden.Defence Attorney Yondessa Welcome, in a bail application, told the court that her client has no previous incidents with the law.Reports are Williams and her boyfriend were conversing at his home at Wisroc Housing Scheme, Wismar, when Bynoe, who is allegedly also in a relationship with the young man, went to his home.The young man reportedly went to speak with the Virtual Complainant and Williams, who was said to be cooking at the time, allegedly became angered. She then reportedly took the hot water from the stove and threw it on the VC. The teen was rushed to the Linden Hospital, where she was treated for second-degree burns to her hands and chest.The case will continue on January 22, 2019.
Australia skipper Meg Lanning led from the front with a brilliant unbeaten half century to guide her side to an eight-wicket win over India and seal their semi-finals spot in the ongoing Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.The Australians have now 10 points in their kitty from six outings and sit on top of the table while India are fourth on the ladder with 8 points from six matches.The Indian eves now face a must-win situation in their final group tie against New Zealand on Saturday, to qualify for the last four stage of the tournament.Along with Australia, hosts England and South Africa have booked their place in the last four.Put in to bat, India rode on a defiant century from opener Punam Raut (106 off 136 balls, 11*4) and skipper Mithali Raj’s 69 (off 114 balls, 4*4, 1*6) to post a below-par 227-run target which the Southern Stars chased down without much hiccups at the County Ground here.Punam and Mithali lifted India with a 157-run second wicket stand after a disastrous start but failed to continue the momentum in the later stages of the innings.All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur (23 off 22 balls, 1*4, 1*6) was the only other batswoman to reach the double-digits as the middle order comprising Veda Krishnamurthy (0), Sushma Verma (6) and Jhulan Goswami (2) failed to provide any substance to the total.The 34-year-old Mithali, during her knock got past former England captain Charlotte Edwards’s record of 5992 runs and also became the first woman to breach the 6000-run mark.In reply, the Australians got off to a brilliant start with the opening duo of Nicole Bolton (36 off 48 balls, 6*4) and Beth Mooney (45 off 68 balls, 5*4) setting the tone with a 62-run stand.advertisementThereafter, Lanning (76 not out off 88 balls, 7*4, 1*6) and Ellyse Perry (60 not out off 67 balls, 8*4) held the innings together with a 124-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket to dent India’s hopes.Perry also took two wickets with her gentle medium pace giving away 37 runs during the Indian innings.Brief Scores: India 226-7 (Punam Raut 106, Mithali Raj 69, Harmanpreet Kaur 23, Ellyse Perry 2/37) lose to Australia 227/2 (Meg Lanning 76 not out, Ellyse Perry 60 not out, Beth Mooney 45) by 8 wickets.