Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise his Liverpool players after Everton snatched a dramatic late point from the Merseyside derby, and instead directed his anger towards referee Martin Atkinson.A superb second-half free-kick from captain Steven Gerrard looked to have secured a first Premier League victory for the Reds since the end of August.But the home side were agonisingly denied a much-needed three points by their near rivals after a stunning long-range strike from defender Phil Jagielka in stoppage time.The home side had missed numerous chances before Jagielka’s last-gasp leveller, but Rodgers insisted he was pleased with the level of performance from his players.“We didn’t get what we deserved,” he claimed. “We were much the better side today and when you concede a goal late on like that it probably epitomises the luck that went against us today.“I’m very proud of the players. The intensity was getting back up to near where we have been for 18 months. Tactically, I thought we were good in the game, and we defended well.“The performance, which I’m clearly looking at at the moment, was at a much better level than we have been at. I never felt in any danger.”And Rodgers felt the decision not to award his side a penalty early on, when Raheem Sterling’s rising shot struck the arm of Gareth Barry, proved critical to the outcome.“That was nearly a save,” he said. “I don’t know what Martin was thinking because he had a good look at it.“When your arms are up above your head and you stop it as blatant as that, how it is not a penalty I’ll never know.”
GUEST ANALYST: Mark Gubicza, a broadcaster for the Angels and a former World Series champion during his 14-year career as a big league pitcher, has been the Southern California News Group’s guest analyst during the World Series.GAME 7 PITCHING MATCHUP: Yu Darvish vs. Lance McCullers: ”With Darvish, I look back at Game 3 and I don’t know if he was tipping his pitches or something with his arm angle. His slider was flat and his fastball command wasn’t good, but it seemed like they had a pretty good idea where he was going. There was a conversation about him tipping before going to the Dodgers. The way they’re reacting (to his pitches), I feel they were seeing something. That’s easily remedied. All you have to do is look at the tapes. … With McCullers, he throws a high percentage of curveballs, but for me, he’s going to have to throw his fastball more. It’s going to be hard to control your emotions in a Game 7, and you can overthrow your curveball, and that can lead to some mistakes and very hittable pitches.”WORTH WATCHING: “You can almost guarantee (Clayton) Kershaw is going to be in the game, and (Dallas) Keuchel too. When you look at Kershaw’s competitiveness, even if he’s not overly strong, that could work to his benefit. He’s not going to try to overpower hitters. He’ll get hitters to swing at pitches out of the strike zone.”X FACTOR: “Being in a couple Game 7’s (with the Kansas City Royals) in 1985, there are always a few guys on the team that keep you under control. George Brett and Hal McRae did it for us. Carlos Beltran, even if he’s not playing for the Astros, will help them relax. On the Dodgers side, there are a lot of guys that are young and energetic. I have seen a lot of emotion from that Dodgers team. If you are looking for one guy to keep them under control, I think Kershaw will be the guy.” Video: Dodgers Game 7 previewRelated Articles WATCH: Joc Jack! Pederson celebrates after his HR gives Dodgers 3-1 lead Whicker: World Series is up for grabs after Game 6 escapes Justin Verlander’s grip Whicker: Dodgers extend themselves to extend it to Game 7 Photos: Dodgers will play in game 7 after 3-1 victory over the Astros Video: Dodgers beat Verlander, force Game 7 Miller: 2017 World Series officially becomes ‘epic’ with a heavyweight Game 7 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers rally to beat Astros, extend World Series to Game 7 World Series Game 7: Dodgers vs. Astros, lineups, starting pitchers, TV info WATCH: Corey Seager, Chris Taylor give Dodgers 2-1 lead in Game 6
Residents in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are now faced with drinking water woes as their only source of water is now not safe for consumption.The murky water in the Pomeroon RiverPomeroon is the home of thousands of Amerindians.According to the residents, owing to the prolonged dry season, the Region was forced to pump water from the already low conservancy to save the rice fields and as such, that has contributed to low water levels in the Pomeroon River.As a result, with Atlantic Ocean at high tide, the murky sea water would make its way into the River making it impossible for residents to use.Schools, businesses and other institutions are affected.Residents who have large water storage tanks are running low while those who cannot afford such storage are facing serious problems in sourcing potable water.They are appealing to the authorities to address the issue with urgency.One of the recommendations made by residence is to implement a water distribution system along the river so persons can have access to clean drinking water.