Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

Spartans, Lady Spartans named to all league teams

first_imgRed Bluff >> Three softball and five baseball players were selected by league coaches to be members of the Eastern Athletic and Sacramento River All League teams.Senior Allyson Drury was selected at second base for the softball team. On the baseball team, Spartans second baseman Payton Edwards was selected as an infielder, Austin Youngblood as an outfielder, Tanner Tweedt at catcher and Kolby Button at pitcher. Button, Edwards and Youngblood are seniors, Tweedt a junior.Honorable mentions …last_img

Fishing the North Coast: Smith, Chetco only options for steelhead

first_imgFollowing a fabulously wet February – and with a “Miracle March” in the making – options for winter steelhead fishing have been limited to say the least. If it wasn’t for the quick-clearing Smith and Chetco rivers, we’d be you know what. Not only are those two rivers the only game in town, they’re both kicking out some quality, fresh steelhead. The same cannot be said of the rest of the coastal streams as they’ve remained high and muddy after last week’s deluge.We aren’t forecasted for any big …last_img

See Cape Town before you die!

first_img12 November 2002That’s the vote from viewers of the popular BBC travel programme “Holiday’. And on the other side of the Atlantic, readers of the biggest travel magazine in the US gave the thumbs-up to four of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations.It’s been a good week for SA tourism “products’. On Sunday night, “Holiday’ placed Cape Town fifth in its rundown of top destinations, “50 Places To See Before You Die’.Cape Town was the only city to be named in the top five, beating Sydney, New York, Venice and Paris – not to mention famed attractions like India’s Taj Mahal, Egypt’s Pyramids and Australia’s Ayers Rock.Over 20 000 BBC viewers named their “dream destination that both surprises and inspires’, with most votes going to the Grand Canyon, followed by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Florida’s Walt Disney World, and New Zealand’s South Island.For the BBC’s full report on Cape Town, along with country facts, tourist info and links, and reports on the full range of things to see and do in the city, click here.Conde Nast TravelerIn the same week, on the other side of the Atlantic, some 30 000 readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler (US) voted in the magazine’s Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards 2002, rating cities, resorts, islands, hotels and cruises according to criteria such as standard of rooms, service, food, location and service – and placed four of South Africa’s leading properties on its Top 25 list.The luxury Singita Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park scored top honours for the second consecutive year, and was named best resort in Africa and the Middle East, also sharing the World No 1 position as “The Best of the Best 2002′ with a luxury French hotel.Sun International’s five-star Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town was placed fourth, the exclusive Londolozi Game Reserve – also bordering the Kruger Park – was ranked 12th, and the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town came in at 24th position.Nor are these the only accolades South African tourism has received of late. In the Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Awards, announced in September, South Africa ranked 10th overall in the world as a preferred travel destination, coming in first place for value for money.And in the same month, South Africa was rated as a preferred tourist destination by the French travel industry, with over 21 000 tour operators and retail agents giving the country the thumbs-up at TOP RESA, the annual travel and tourism trade show held in Deauville, France.The latest official tourism statistics also bear out the success of South Africa’s tourism strategy, confirming the country’s position as one of the best-performing destinations in the world.South African Tourism’s chief executive officer, Cheryl Carolus, described the awards as “well-deserved recognition of the immense commitment, made by all winners, to the continued growth and success of South Africa’s tourism industry, and clearly indicate the wealth of quality, value-for-money experiences that we as a country can offer visitors.’SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

HTC’s “Facebook Phones” are Real, Offer One-Button Access to Social Network

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … With the HTC Salsa and ChaCha, Facebook access is baked into HTC’s Sense user interface. If you take a photo, for example, the phone is aware of your actions and the button will light up, indicating that you can now post the photo to Facebook, if you so desire. One press of the button, and the photo is sent directly to your Facebook Wall.But the functionality is not limited to photos alone, it will also work with videos, music, calendar appointments, and even status updates. In the case of status updates, a simple “press and hold” action will present a screen where you can type in your status. Music updates post the artist name and album and calendar entries are duplicated to your Facebook calendar.You can also chat with your Facebook friends using these devices and your Facebook messages and conversations are integrated so they appear alongside text messages and emails.Hardware Details The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Android#mobile#news As rumored, HTC did launch two “Facebook phones” at Mobile World Congress this week: the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha. No, they’re not the Facebook phones – that is, they’re not branded or licensed by Facebook itself – but they offer such deep integration with the social networking service, you may as well call them “Facebook phones,” we’d say.Here’s another surprise – the phones may soon run a newer version of Android, which may or may not be code-named “Ice Cream.”One Button for Facebook As for the specs, the ChaCha has a QWERTY keyboard, a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen, a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The Salsa also has a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front-facing camera in addition to its 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 resolution touch display.  Assuming Facebook ever launches video chat, these phones would be ready.What’s This About “Ice Cream?”CNET and others noticed that HTC sent out a press release saying that the phones would run Android 2.4, the version that will be known as “Ice Cream,” or so say the Internet rumors. That’s not exactly true, according to the HTC reps we spoke to. The phones will launch with Android 2.3.3 (“Gingerbread”) but will soon be upgraded to 2.4, depending on what Google provides as the next big upgrade for its mobile operating system. That update may be called “Ice Cream,” or it may be called “Gingerbread,” – the naming is up to Google. All that really matters here is the phones are going to run the latest version of Android ASAP – there’s a commitment on HTC’s part to make sure of that.And these so-called “Facebook phones” won’t be the only devices getting the update, when it arrives. HTC’s new Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S will also run the latest from Google as soon as it’s available.center_img sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Three suspects arrested over killing of BJP worker in Amethi

first_imgThree suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of a BJP worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district two days ago, the police said on Monday. Director General of Police O.P. Singh said there was a local-level political rivalry between the deceased, Surendra Singh, 50, and the father of one of the accused. “We have arrested three persons. After the incident was reported, as many as seven people were taken into custody and they were thoroughly quizzed,” Mr. Singh told reporters here. “Among the seven people, there were three who were linked with the incident.” Amethi Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said those arrested have been identified as Ramchandra, Dharamnath and Naseem, while two persons are absconding. Irani’s close aideSurendra Singh, a close aide of newly elected Amethi MP Smriti Irani, was shot when he was sleeping in his house at Baraulia village, 25 km from the district headquarters, on Saturday night. The former village head was referred to a Lucknow hospital, but succumbed to injuries during treatment. “The incident is a result of old enmity. There was tension between the slain ex-pradhan and Dharamnath since the last panchayat election,” the SP said. Both were preparing for the coming panchayat election that is likely to be held later this year, police sources said. The DGP said a .315 bore countrymade pistol and a blood-stained towel had been recovered from Ramchandra, whose motorcycle was also used in the incident and is yet to be recovered. The officer said the towel had been sent for forensic examination. “In unveiling the entire case, the police have examined circumstantial evidences and electronic surveillance,” he said. Mr. Singh said Atul Singh and Waseem, who are on the run, have been traced to Delhi and Lucknow.CM’s direction The arrests come a day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the DGP to take effective action in the case. Ms. Irani, who met the deceased’s family in Amethi on Sunday, had alleged that her aide was killed so that the constituency could be “terrorised, disintegrated and bowed down”.last_img read more

Bail for man accused of lying about his religion for marriage

first_imgThe Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted bail to Raqibul Hassan alias Ranjit Kohli, who was arrested five years ago on a complaint from national-level air rifle shooter Tara Shahdeo that he had lied to her about his religion and married her. Acting Chief Justice H.C. Mishra allowed Mr. Hassan’s bail plea on the ground that he had spent five years in judicial custody.Conditions for bail The court granted the bail on the condition that Mr. Hassan should deposit his passport, not influence witnesses and appear in the trial court on every date of hearing. If any of the conditions were flouted, then the Central Bureau of Investigation, which was handed over the case in 2015, was at liberty to move the court for cancellation of bail, the court ruled. The Bench also asked Mr. Hassan to deposit cash sureties of ₹15,000 each.Mr. Hassan was arrested on August 26, 2014, in New Delhi after Ms. Shahdeo filed an FIR against him at the Hindpiri police station here the same year, accusing him of marrying her after lying to her about his religion and physically torturing her. Ms. Shahdeo hails from Ranchi and her marriage with Mr. Hassan, which was termed “love jihad”, took place in 2014. She had filed a divorce petition on January 6, 2017, and the principal judge of the family court, B.K. Gautam, had on June 27, 2018, granted the divorce on the ground that the accused had lied about his religion and subsequently subjected Ms. Shahdeo to domestic and physical violence and allegedly exerted pressure on her to change her religion. On July 27 this year, a CBI court framed charges against Mr. Hassan and four of his alleged associates in connection with the case. The charges were framed under IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 212 (harbouring an offender).last_img read more

Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Photo from AFC CupDUBAI – A promising campaign ended in heartbreak for the Philippines as the Azkals suffered a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday night that ended their hopes of reaching the next round of the AFC Asian Cup at Rashid Stadium here.Stephan Schrock scored a historic first goal for the country in the competition second half but it turned out to be a late consolation for the Azkals whose campaign started on a positive note with a fighting performance in the 0-1 defeat to South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Vitalij Lux’s hattrick ensured maximum points for Kyrgyzstan which is in a strong position to reach the next round.The Azkals entered the match brimming with confidence especially after a win would have given them an opportunity to advance.But Kyrgyzstan put the Azkals under pressure right from the start with Michael Falkesgaard needing to come up with a couple of big saves early before Vitalij struck to open the scoring in the 23rd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsVitalij rifled home another quality finish six minutes into the second half, before grabbing his hattrick by firing into an empty net.Schrock’s free kick gave the Filipino gallery something to cheer about in the 81st minute and another chance for the Azkals to trim the deficit went begging moments later when Patrick Reichelt lashed his effort wide. Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Hardik Pandya spotted with Krunal at Mumbai airport after Koffee with Karan controversy

first_imgSuspended India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was on Saturday spotted at the Mumbai airport along with his elder brother Krunal.Hardik is back home in India after being suspended and called back from the tour of Australia following his sexist comments against women on the TV show Koffee with Karan.He had appeared on the show with teammates KL Rahul, who was also suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), pending an inquiry. Both players missed the three-ODI series against Australia, which India won on Friday night, and are also set to miss out on the limited-overs series in New Zealand later this month. Hardik Pandya’s father had said his son was not taking calls and avoiding leaving the house since returning home (Yogen Shah Photo)Hardik’s father had earlier stated that his son is keeping a low profile and not leaving the house and has even stopped taking calls after returning to India.Himanshu, Hardik’s father, also said that his son was very disappointed with the comments that he made on Karan Johar’s talk show but added that the family has not brought the topic up at home: “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision.” Hardik didn’t pose for the pictures but just walked past the paparazzi at the Mumbai airport (Yogen Shah Photo)Indian cricket administrators recalled all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul from a tour of Australia and charged them with misconduct and indiscipline after remarks condemned on social media as sexist, racist and misogynist.advertisementA committee of administrators (COA) that is running Indian cricket this week asked the top court to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the case and punish the cricketers if they were found to have brought disrepute to the game.The court will provide directions on the next steps at its hearing next week, a cricket official said.However, the fact that the court put off a hearing on the matter until next week, prolonging the players’ uncertainty, fuelled criticism that they were being judged too harshly.”People make mistakes, let’s not go too far here. I am sure, .. whoever has done it will realise and come out a better person,” former Indian Test captain Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying.The show went viral, prompting such fury on social media that some demanded a life ban, while others called for the cricketers’ lucrative contracts for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be torn up.Hardik has already lost an endorsement contract with Gillette while Mumbai’s Khar Gymkhana, a reputed sports club, has also revoked his honorary three-year membership.”Our 4000 member strong social media handle has received a lot of outcry against Hardik Pandya and his comments. They, particularly the women members wanted the club to take some action and be pro active. So in our managing committee meeting, we decided to revoke the three year membership we had given him last October,” Gaurav Kapadia, Khar Gymkhana Gen Secretary told India Today.Khar Gymkhana has awarded honarary club membership to reputed sportsmen from Sachin Tendulkar, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal amongst others in the past.Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Hardik, Rahul suspended for Koffee with Karan controversy: What lies ahead for the two?Also Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology to BCCI’s show cause noticelast_img read more

Hanover Farmers Encouraged to Take Advantage of Agri-Linkage Exchange

first_imgStory Highlights “I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers. The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25). Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging Hanover farmers to take advantage of the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market and sell their produce to organisations in the tourism industry.The Minister was speaking at the Hanover Agricultural Show, which was held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Saturday (May 25).“I am concerned about you finding markets for your produce, and this is one of the biggest drawbacks that farmers have. You will produce, but some of you do not know where the markets are,” Mr. Hutchinson told the farmers.“At the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) you can now partner with the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX) to market your produce to the tourism industry,” he noted.Established in August 2018, ALEX bridges the gap between agriculture and tourism by facilitating trade between farmers, hoteliers and the gastronomy economy. To date, 549 farmers have benefited from marketing through ALEX.Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson also told the farmers that they should take advantage of idle government lands in the parish.“Hanover farmers, the opportunities for agricultural expansion are numerous. You are blessed with 2,000 hectares of arable lands, and a large demand for your products in close proximity. I urge you to use up the idle lands to plant more Irish potatoes, because they are in great demand,” the Minister said.“Just in case any of you know of idle lands belonging to government, I want you to get in touch with RADA. We are prepared to put all government-owned idle lands into production right away, and we intend to ensure that small farmers who need the land can get it,” he added.The Hanover Agricultural Show was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Hanover Association of Branch Societies.last_img read more