Waterhouse in crucial clash

first_imgWaterhouse FC’s survival in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could hinge on the result of today’s match against Tivoli Gardens FC at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.Having struggled in the nation’s top flight league for more than two-thirds of the preliminary stage this season, Waterhouse face a crucial encounter in Match Day 25. With nine sets of games remaining before the top four battle for the title, Waterhouse are in last place on 21 points in the 12-team league.Waterhouse’s top forward, 23 year-old Kenroy Howell, is confident that the club will survive.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the goal is to stay in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell said.easy taskThe Drewsland club is a point behind Rivoli (22) and five points behind 10th-place Tivoli Gardens (26) as the relegation battle gets intense.It means that today’s game is a must-win for Waterhouse in order to move up the points standings. Although playing at home, it won’t be an easy task for the home side.Since the return of Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey as technical director/coach, Tivoli Gardens have been unbeaten in their last three games, with two wins and a draw. On the other hand, Waterhouse have only one win in their past five games.Waterhouse, under the guidance of coach Paul Young, will rely on their leading marksman Kenroy Howell, with eight goals, as well as veterans such as Kevin Lamey, Devon Hodges, and Nicholy Finlayson for a victory at home.Tivoli Gardens’ leading scorer is Junior Flemmings on nine goals, and he is expected to get support from former Reggae Boy Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Anderson and captain Andre Morgan.In the other games, RSPL leaders Montego Bay United hope to maintain their good form against Boys’ Town at the Barbican field.Portmore, coming off three straight defeats, could get back to winning ways against the lowly Rivoli United. Humble Lion face UWI FC in another interesting clash. Humble Lion are currently in fourth position on 35 points, while new boys UWI FC are only two points off the Clarendon outfit.Defending champions Arnett Gardens are expected to get the better of Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Today’s games• 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Montego Bay United at Barbican Complex• 3 p.m: Rivoli United vs Portmore United at Prison Oval• 5 p.m: Humble Lion vs UWI FC at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon• 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs FC Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Complex• 6 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens at Waterhouse StadiumTomorrow night’s game 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier SC at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Heroes’ welcome for Team South Africa

first_img14 August 2012 There was a hive of activity and a warm display of South African national pride at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International on Tuesday morning as crowds waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas welcomed the country’s Olympic heroes back from the London Games. In true South African style, the supporters broke out in song, singing the national anthem as they met the athletes, who stood in a line with their hands over their chests. Placards displaying messages such as “Welcome back home Team SA”, “Well done incredible rowers” and “Welcome back heroes” could be seen among the hundreds gathered at the airport. Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula Mbalula said there were no words to describe the joy that swept over the nation when Team SA members won medals at the highly contested Games. “Today, we are united … because of your deeds; you’ve inspired a nation and for what you’ve done, you will remain in the archives of history.” Mbalula said Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya represented what a young African woman could achieve with determination and support. “[Semenya] represents a symbol of a courageous young woman … who toils out of difficulties to become a symbol of success and greatness.” The Limpopo-born runner said although she was somewhat disappointed with her achievement, she tried her best. “I am a little disappointed. At least we’ve won silver and I am now focusing on 2013’s world championship in Moscow,” said Semenya, who also promised South Africans that she would continue to make them proud. South Africa’s two silver medals came from flag bearer Semenya and swimmer Chad Le Clos (who also won gold), while canoeist Bridgitte Hartley won bronze. The three gold medals came from swimming sensations Cameron van der Burgh and Le Clos, and the rowing team comprising Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, James Thompson and John Smith. “When Cameron van der Burgh won the gold medal … South Africans reverberated with joy and blew their vuvuzela to the ears,” Mbalula said. “Even those who were far away could hear that South Africa had arrived.” Le Clos snatched the gold medal from United States swimming legend Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly, before winning silver behind Phelps in the 100m butterfly. South African stalwart Winnie Madikezela-Mandela was among the South Africans who came to the airport to give the Olympic team a warm welcome. Popular Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana supporter Mukwevho said: “I am here to give our heroes a warm welcome because I’m satisfied with their performance. With their performance, I am quite certain that we will do better in the upcoming Olympic Games.” His views were echoed by another well-known football supporter, Sadam Maake. “These athletes made us proud and as a result of their performance, we are well-known the world over, so they deserve a heroes’ welcome.” The team’s chef de Mission, Patience Shikwambane, said: “We’ve done very well as Team SA at the London Olympics compared to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where we were ranked 71 and now we are leaders in Africa. “To the athletes, you are world champions and you must not start to walk tall. You need to stay humble … You are what you are because of the support you received from the nation, family and friends. To the medallists, we salute you. You’ve made us proud.” SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam, who had set a target of 12 medals for Team SA, gave the Olympians hearty congratulations. “I am 100 percent satisfied with the performance and what we’ve achieved. We set the target precisely because we wanted to work towards something. “We tried our best, and in the coming weeks I will give the medallists a programme in preparation for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.” The government also joined in congratulating Team SA. “We join the multitudes of sport enthusiasts in congratulating our athletes for their best performance and grit at the games,” said government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi. “Team SA has emerged as shining stars and are now exemplary to those who want to achieve greatness. Government hopes that these achievements will inspire our local youth to follow in their steps and realise South Africa’s dream.” The medallists were also thanked with monetary rewards. Le Clos received R600 000 for winning gold and silver, while his coach Graham Hill, who was not present to receive the dummy cheque, got R150 000. Van der Burgh got R400 000 and his coach received R100 000. The four members of the rowing team each received R100 000, while Semenya pocketed R200 000 and her coach Maria Mutola got R50 000. Hartley took home R80 000. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 14, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ryan Martin, Ohio Ag Net Chief MeteorologistSome tweaks to the forecast this morning, as we trend a little drier. Warm air is starting to build over the state today, and we will see our temps climb steadily each day now through the weekend. By Sunday we should be looking at 90-degree temps possible over a large chunk of Ohio. The flow into the region looks drier overall this morning, but, an offshoot of warm/hot air is instability that allows for some pop-up thunderstorms or even showers. We do not think these will be as big of a deal now as we had concern about earlier in the week, but we are not going to completely remove them either. The best threats of some isolated pop up action will be Saturday night and Sunday, as the heat reaches its zenith. Otherwise, we are basically rain free through the period. The map above shows temps for Sunday. Next Monday looks dry too, but we start to see the heat back off a bit, as high pressure diminishes. Clouds will be on the increase as our next front gets closer. That front impacts us from Tuesday afternoon/ through Wednesday and Thursday at the very least. On Tuesday as things start up, we see the best threat in NE Ohio, as the system comes out of the Thumb of Michigan down across Lake Erie. We are also leaning toward keeping moisture in for Friday as well but will need to watch that. This front will bring milder air back into the state but will be a slow-moving event. Action Tuesday may be limited to far north central and northeast Ohio, then through Wednesday and Thursday showers move south. All told, for the 3-day period combined, we look for rain totals to be from .5”-1.5” across 90% of the state. Rains may not get into south and southeast Ohio until later Wednesday night and Thursday. This slow-moving front will be what allows for the good rain totals and the good coverage. The action will not be in a hurry to get through.  As we said, we are wanting to keep some rain in the forecast for Friday, but it will be diminishing in scope.  In the extended period, we start with some scattered showers for Sunday the 24th, with rain totals up to half an inch. Then after several dry days, we end up with significant rains from a slow-moving system bringing half to 2” totals to the state from the 27th through the 30th. Coverage will be nearly 90% of the state from that late June system.last_img read more

SSA Ben Line Agencies Form New Ship Agency

first_imgzoom Two port agencies, the UAE-based Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) and Singapore’s Ben Line Agencies, have joined forces to establish a new global agency company for the wet and dry bulk shipping and commodity markets, WaterFront Maritime Services.To become operational on April 1, 2017, WaterFront Maritime Services is equally owned by SSA and Ben Line Agencies but will operate as an independent corporate and commercial entity.The move comes as the two companies intend to “set a new standard in port agency.”WaterFront will be headquartered in Dubai with offices in Singapore and Miami as well as operational hubs in Jakarta and the United Arab Emirates.The company will focus its services on ship owners and operators, charterers, managers and traders involved in the movement of coal, grains, iron ore, minor bulks and project cargo as well as crude oil, clean and dirty products, chemicals and gas.“By specializing in particular commodity trades and offering solutions tailored for each individual customer, WaterFront will provide end-to-end control over the shipping supply chain through a single point of contact,” WaterFront said in a statement.last_img read more

Payal Tadvi case 3 accused Mumbai doctors arrested by police

first_imgKavita KrishnanThe senior doctors in abetting the suicide of Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi have been arrested by the state police, according to latest reports.Earlier, protests organised by the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and other Dalit tribal organisations were held today outside the BYL Nair Hospital over the suicide case of 26-year-old Payal Tadvi. She was allegedly driven to suicide by casteist remarks hurled at her by some senior doctors at the state-run hospital, in Mumbai.Payal committed suicide on May 22, according to her mother and husband who joined the protest the senior doctors tortured her due to which she committed suicide and they demand strictest actions against the accused.Dr Salman, husband of Payal said, ” We want government intervention and the police are doing nothing at this moment. It may be possible that they murdered her.”Payal, who was a Post Graduate (PG) second-year resident doctor pursuing gyaenocology in BYL Nair Hospital was found hanging in her room on May 22. On that day she had called her mother and told her that she could not bear any more torture. She was tortured by three senior doctors Hema Ahuja, Ankita Khandelwal and Bhakti Mehare of the gynaecology unit for a very long time as she belonged from an ST( Scheduled Tribe) caste family.They used to harass her by hurling casteist remarks at her as she got admission due to her reservation. They used to tell her that she will not be allowed to enter the operation theatre as she belongs to the lower caste. The seniors even took this to an extreme level by wiping their feet on her bed as they told her that she deserves that.The hospital authorities has suspended the doctors and the three of them have been booked under The SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, by the Agripada police. A 21 member anti-ragging committee is also investigating the incident.Her family alleged that she has been harassed for a long time, a year back she even informed her husband who initially did not react to it but later approacher her unit head to transfer her and she got transferred. But when she entered the second year she was again sent to that unit and finally committed suicide due to the torture.The Maharashtra State Commission for Women has issued a notice to the hospital demanding a reply regarding the action taken for this heinous crime.A senior official of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) as quoted by PTI said, ” We have proper evidence that the three senior doctors made casteist remarks at her. We will cooperate with the police in the investigation process.”Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav condemned the incident and said that it is a murder of the protection given to scheduled tribes by the constitution.last_img read more

HC order on Tuku Dulus candidature challenged

first_imgIqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Ruhul Quddus Talukder DuluThe election commission on Tuesday filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of Supreme Court against a High Court order that cleared BNP leaders Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and Ruhul QuddusTalukder Dulu to contest the 30 December election.The chamber judge is likely to hear the appeal on Tuesday afternoon, said Tuku’s lawyer Advocate Taijullah Mamun, reports UNB.The High Court on Monday stayed the election commission’s decision declaring invalid Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders clearing the way for them to contest the 11th parliamentary election.Earlier, the EC rejected the appeals by BNP’s Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku from Sirajganj-2 and Ruhul Kuddus Talukdar Dulu from Natore-2 and stayed the decision of the returning officers.The BNP leaders filed petitions on Sunday against the decision of the election commission.last_img read more

Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemen port medics

first_imgAFP File PhotoThe battle for a major rebel-controlled port in Yemen has left more than 100 soldiers and insurgents dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said Saturday.Yemeni forces are fighting to close in on the Red Sea port of Hodeida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country where 22 million people are in dire need of food aid.Medics in the southern Aden governorate, where the Yemeni government is based, said they had received the bodies of 52 people, including 20 soldiers, between Friday and Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 110 killed in clashes since Wednesday.The remainder appeared to be rebels, the medics said.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source in the pro-government military coalition said on Saturday the Huthi rebels had ambushed a military convoy in the coastal district of al-Durayhmi in Hodeida governorate.Loyalist fighters, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, last week announced they had launched an operation to enter Hodeida city and seize the rebel-held port.Hodeida lies 230 kilometres from the capital Sanaa, which the Iran-backed Huthis seized in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen the following year.The campaign, which continues to this day, aims to restore power to the internationally recognised government of exiled president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.The Saudi-led coalition accuses the rebels of using Hodeida as a launchpad for attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and for smuggling in rockets.The insurgents have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia.Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition launched its military campaign in Yemen in March 2015.More than 2,200 others have died from cholera and millions are on the verge of famine in what the United Nations says is the world’s gravest humanitarian crisis.The UN warned last week that any operation aimed at seizing Hodeida would disrupt the entry of aid shipments to Yemen, 70 per cent of which flow through the rebel-held port.last_img read more

Gibson Bates Never Won a Murder Case

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comIvan Bates, the defense attorney and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney has saturated the media airwaves for weeks making the claim, “I never lost a murder case.”However, the woman Bates wants to unseat, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Thiru Vignarajah, who is also a candidate for State’s Attorney, as well as Larry S. Gibson, a veteran attorney and University of Maryland law professor, argue Bates’ claim of `never losing a murder case is’ is dubious at best.Ivan Bates’ opponents are challenging his claims of never losing murder case while a prosecutor. (Courtesy photo)“Ivan Bates, a candidate for State’s Attorney, has repeatedly claimed in political commercials and speeches that he “never lost” a murder case,” said Gibson in an email. “The public record shows that Bates “never won” a murder case.”Gibson said that when Bates worked in the homicide division of the State’s Attorney’s Office (Bates worked in the SAO from 1999-2002), Bates participated in eight murder cases, but was the lead prosecutor in none of them. “Five of the cases were dismissed. One case was plea bargained. One case was transferred to Juvenile Court,” Gibson said. “The final case ended with an acquittal, after Bates left the prosecutor’s office. He never tried a single murder case.”“Friends of Marilyn Mosby” issued a statement on Bates’ record June 11. “The truth is that Mr. Bates has never won a conviction in a murder trial and has limited prosecutorial trial experience. His claims of being `undefeated’ are an outright lie,” the statement read.Vignarajah, a former deputy attorney general for Maryland, echoed Gibson and Mosby’s findings saying his record of zero murder prosecutions as a lead attorney proves “Bates failure as a prosecutor,” according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. In that same Sun story Bates seems to argue Mosby and Vignarajah are teaming up to defeat him on June 26. “It shows what we all thought is that they’re in this together and this is a concerted effort,” Bates said.With about two weeks to go before the Democratic primary on June 26, several prominent Baltimore attorneys are rallying their support for Mosby.“I appreciate her courage in the Freddie Gray case, I’m sticking with her,” said veteran defense attorney A. Dwight Pettit. “I think she set a national example, especially with police issues and particularly in Baltimore City.”The AFRO has learned two other accomplished veteran defense attorneys are also throwing their support behind Mosby; Billy Murphy, the attorney for the family of Freddie Gray, who also endorsed Mosby when she initially ran for State’s Attorney in 2014, and Warren Brown, one of the attorneys representing Dawnta Harris, the 16-year old charged as an adult with first degree murder in the killing of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio.Gibson points to the racially charged Baltimore County case as an example of one of a litany of attacks by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) against Mosby, a group Gibson claims, Bates is “beholden to.”“The FOP’s most recent and most malicious act was their May 25 letter to The Sun, “FOP – Mosby’s failure led to Baltimore County officers death.” The FOP falsely accused Mosby, even though the FOP knew that a judge, over the objection of the prosecutor, had ordered the defendant’s home release and that the responsibility to supervise was with the Department of Juvenile Service,” Gibson stated in an email. “In no way was Mosby responsible for the accused young man being at large – and the FOP knew it.”Gibson added, “The…FOP is trying to take over the State’s Attorney’s Office with a lawyer beholden to the police union. FOP dominance would mean more police corruption, more excessive force, and more resistance to court-ordered police reform in Baltimore,” he stated.During a phone conversation, Gibson outlined what he believes is perhaps the most important distinction between Bates and Mosby.“Marilyn Mosby has proven she is competent, courageous, independent and honest,” Gibson said.“In this era of police corruption scandals and police community tensions, the last thing Baltimore needs is a dishonest prosecutor.”last_img

Swapping is a decision for mature adults be aware of consequences

first_imgMy son is 29. I think he’s gay. He’s avoiding marriage nor do I ever see him with any girl! How do I find out the truth?Sarita Verma, PatnaAttraction for same sex is there from the days of the Mahabharat. First of all, please do not treat him as a paitent or some sort of a criminal. I have friends from all the walks of life, some of them are gays. So what?! They are super successful and happy in life. I think all mothers want that from their children that they stay happy. Talk to him. Confront and but take it easy! It could also be that he’s focussing on career and hence neglecting marriage.  Don’t hitch him up with a girl and ruin both their lives or jump to conclusions too fast. Observe and have a constructive confrontation with your son! Cheer up! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I have seen a couple of blue films and since then I am always thinking of sex. I’m in high school and feel desperate. I don’t have a girlfriend. What can I do?Name withheld, Noida.Don’t worry dear! At your age, this is normal. The hormones rage. But, concentrating on studies is a priority. Don’t neglect that. After just a couple of years you will realise how important degrees and career is. You can always resort to ‘self love’ as masturbation is always the best way to vent out the feelings. I’m sure, very soon you will find your girlfriend but please don’t jump into a physical relationship until you are sure about your partner. Losing your virginity is a pleasure. Preserve it for the right one. Enjoy life and its moments. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWe are married and have a kid. How good or bad partner swapping is? We even want to experiment group sex. We both are married, mature and completely in love – this is just for experimentation and to add spice to our sex lives. What do you think?Vinnie, New DelhiWell, I’m nobody to judge the bad or the good of swapping partners. You both are mature adults and you’ll know better what works for you. I’m sure swapping/group sex is a colorful act but can’t really comment on its consequences later. This is the decision of two adults who are participating in it. Just ensure that some momentory pleasures do not lead to permanent damage. As parents you have a responsibilty towards your child. Don’t do anything that will cast a negative shadow in the mind of the young one. Enjoy life. Experiment. But please be extra safe. Life is a long journey and sometimes we neglect consequences while we enjoy the present. My best friends’ parents got divorced. She is shattered. I feel very helpless. We are in 8th standard. How can I help her?Tania Rai, New DelhiJust be extra kind and extra supportive towards her. Help her in whatever way you can. With her homework, taking her out for movies, bringing her over to your place for studies, sleepovers. Your parents can also help by being supportive when you spend time with her.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more