Three children were rescued from a burning building on Monday morning by their neighbour after their mother allegedly locked them in the house and went to a nearby shop.The couple’s three children that were rescuedThe mid-morning fire at Lot 820 Block D Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, left 32-year-old Davanand Manroop and his 25-year-old wife, Bodhrani Manroop, called “Davie” along with their one, two and four-year-old children homeless.According to Bodhrani Manroop, she was cooking and made a quick trip to a nearby shop to purchase chicken when the incident occurred.She said her kerosene oil stove cooks slowly and as a result, she decided to put a pot on to cook rice and then go to a shop situated three lots away to make the purchase.The shop, she said, was crowded and she spent more time there than anticipated. She related that as she was returning, she saw fire emanating from her home.The mother of three said she dropped the chicken and ran to the back door which she had bolted from the outside, leaving the children locked inside.Meanwhile, Ramdeo Rai, who lives on the other side of the street, told this publication that with the aid of his son, he was able to rescue the children from the burning building.The aftermath of the fire“I was sitting on the verandah and when I looked over, I saw fire coming from the one side of the building. So, I go inside and call my son and we go over and I put him on my shoulder to climb up and go into the verandah and he go in and bring two of the children out…”He noted that in the process of doing so, “Davie” came running and opened the back door which was bolted from the outside and got the third child out of the burning building.Davanand Manroop and wife Bodhrani ManroopManroop also told this publication that she would normally lock the door from the outside when she had to leave home since on one occasion one of her children ventured out of the yard and fell into a nearby drain.Meanwhile, her husband, Davanand Manroop, who works as a labourer at the nearby lumberyard, is appealing to persons for assistance. He said that they lost everything. The building was owned by Nadia Rammanan. The woman told this publication that on numerous occasions she appealed to Manroop to take her children with her when she is going out. The woman said she was always fearful that the children left in the house unattended could be disastrous.According to Rammanan, the building was covered with fire insurance.Meanwhile, persons interested in assisting the family can make contact with them on telephone number (592) 669-2395.
On Tuesday he returns in the colours of Juventus, eager to let his football do the talking with the cloud of a rape accusation in the United States dating back to just before he made the move to Madrid in 2009 blighting his early days with the Italian giants.Ronaldo strongly denies the allegation and has been backed by his club, but it remains to be seen if the hero worship afforded to the Portuguese on his last visit to Old Trafford in 2013 is dialled down a little by the United fans.Friendly fire: Cristiano Ronaldo raises a hand in apology after scoring the winner for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 in 2013 © AFP / ANDREW YATESThat night he broke United hearts, none more so than his old mentor Alex Ferguson in what proved to be his last European match in charge with the winning goal in a contentious tie.“It was an unbelievable night, a very emotional night and what the supporters did for me was massive,” he said of his reception.Ronaldo, though, has little room for sentiment when it comes to furnishing his own legacy.Five years ago his mission to was to land Madrid’s long-awaited 10th European Cup. It took an extra year, but he eventually did so, as well as an 11th, 12th, and 13th before departing this summer.That is how Ronaldo rolls and no one is more aware of that than his manager the night he last triumphed in Manchester, and now United boss, Jose Mourinho.“Cristiano is still a top player. I think he likes to come back here, he did when he was with Real Madrid. But, of course, when he returns with a new team he comes to do a job, for them.”– Playing catch-up –The job now is to win the Champions League with a third different club and Juventus’ first in 22 years. That is why the Vecchia Signora paid Madrid 112 million euros ($129 million) for a 33-year-old.“Juventus is one of the teams in Europe that invested to win the Champions League,” added Mourinho when the draw was made. “They don’t need to invest to win the Scudetto (Italian league title). They’ve won the Scudetto for seven years.”Top scorer in the Champions League for the past six years, Ronaldo is yet to break his European duck with Juventus after being sent-off just 30 minutes into his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia, and missing the visit of Young Boys through suspension.Juventus proved despite the fanfare surrounding his signing, they remain much more than just Ronaldo by winning both games comfortably anyway to sit top of the group and well-placed for the last 16.United’s situation is more perilous as a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia last time out leaves them with work to do despite also easing past Young Boys 3-0.A run of four wins from their first nine Premier League games also does little to suggest they are likely to inflict Juve’s first defeat of the season.It will also not have escaped Ronaldo’s attention that eternal rival Lionel Messi has shot to the top of the Champions League goalscoring charts with five goals in Barcelona’s opening two victories.Messi, though, is likely to miss both upcoming clashes with Inter Milan due to a broken arm, leaving Ronaldo the chance to play catch-up.Even against old friends, United know from experience Ronaldo rarely shows any mercy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo got a hero’s welcome when he returned to Old Trafford with Real Madrid in 2013 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 22 – Cristiano Ronaldo will always be fondly remembered at Old Trafford, but as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rolls back into town this week, this former hero may be the last sight Manchester United want to see.Ronaldo made his name in Manchester, scoring 118 goals, winning three Premier League titles and the first of his five Champions Leagues before a then world record move to Real Madrid.