Prepared for tough game Former leaders Portmore United could find themselves overtaken by Humble Lion when the two meet today in the Red Stripe Premier League at Effortville Community Centre. Portmore United currently sit second in the table on 31 points, two behind leaders Montego Bay United and three ahead of Humble Lion. Normally, the visitors would be favoured to win, but they are on a two-game losing streak, losing 2-1 to 10th-placed Cavalier SC and 3-0 to seventh-placed Boys’ Town at the Juici Park field. This form should convince the Humble Lion players and fans that they have a good chance, especially at home. “We lost some points that we didn’t bargain for ourselves, and they are coming off two straight losses, but we will not be fooled by that. “They will be coming to up the tempo against us, and even with those losses, we would be prepared for a tough game from them,” Vassell Reynolds, coach of Humble Lion said of today’s big clash. He added: “On paper, it is a Clarendon derby, as we are based in Clarendon and a large percentage of the Portmore United players are based in the parish. With that situation, neither team needs anything more to motivate the players.” Leading up to this game, Reynolds said his players trained well with a lot of emphasis on the mental aspects of the game. “We did a lot on the mental side, which will be key to the outcome of this game. “Wolry Wolfe has been leading the charge for us and others like Levaughn Williams, Ricardo Cousins, Devon Hodges, and FranÁois Swaby are also capable of delivering for us. Once we can get them to join the likes of Wolfe and Andrew Vanzie, in terms of performance and leadership, we will be fine,” the positive Reynolds said. As far as Portmore United’s Clive Marshall is concerned, the main focus for his team is to improve on their last two performances and return to their productive ways. Nothing else matters. “This game is more like a derby, given tradition and history, but we are not looking at it like that. We are looking at improving on our last two results and returning to winning ways,” manager Marshall said. According to Marshall, there is no time for making excuses about why they lost and the manner in which they lost. It was time taking responsibility and putting measures in place to correct the mistakes and not repeating them. While Jovan East has been the most consistent in front of goal this season and Ewan Grandison in one of the most experienced, Marshall said getting back to winning ways was not up to one or two players but the entire team. “We have a young team, but if the more experienced players provide the leadership and the other players respond in a similar way then we will be OK, but it has to be a team effort,” declared Marshall. At Barbican Stadium Boys’ Town will be looking to follow up their big win over Portmore United with a victory over the stabilising UWIFC while Cavalier can keep themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Waterhouse. Today’s games: 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs UWI FC – Barbican Stadium 5 p.m: Cavalier vs Waterhouse – Stadium East 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Portmore United – Effortville Community Centre 3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Arnett Gardens – Edward Seaga Complex Tomorrow’s game: 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Montego Bay United – Harbour View Stadium Points standing P W D L GF GA GD O Pts MoBay United 17 9 6 2 29 11 18 33 Portmore 17 9 4 4 18 14 4 31 Arnett 17 9 2 6 24 13 11 29 Humble Lion FC 17 7 7 3 14 11 3 28 H.View 17 6 6 5 18 18 0 24 Reno 17 5 7 5 17 19 -2 22 Boys’ Town 17 6 4 7 19 22 -3 22 UWI FC 17 6 4 7 16 23 -7 22 Tivoli 17 5 4 8 21 23 -2 19 Cavalier 17 4 5 8 7 14 -7 17 Rivoli 17 4 4 9 19 25 -6 16 Waterhouse 17 3 5 9 13 22 -9 14
Science students from the University of Guyana (UG) and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, United States (US) were exposed to a unique opportunity to learn about enhancing capacities to support the oil and gas sector.The participating students outside of the University of Guyana’s compoundThis exercise was funded by a grant from the ExxonMobil through President Barrack Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Programme. In mid-July, UG students travelled to Lubbock to attend classes at the university and conduct experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories.The students gained a general understanding of the petroleum exploration process, introductory knowledge of the value chain associated with exploration and production of hydrocarbons. They also gained experience with Petrel software suite and utility in viewing seismic and petrophysical data.Outside of class, they visited the picturesque Caprock Canyons State Park to witness firsthand some of the sedimentary wonders that fascinate geologists today.Meanwhile, from July 24 to August 3, Texas Tech students travelled to Guyana where they were joined by their UG classmates to listen directly to the Natural Resources Minister on the steps Guyana is taking to ensure that the country is prepared for the production of petroleum that is set to begin in the next five years.ExxonMobil geologist, Richard McKenzie also spoke to the group and expressed the corporation’s delight in sponsoring such a worthwhile experience for the students. He encouraged students to continue their studies in the sciences and to be a part of making a positive difference in their countries – both in Guyana and the United States.Students travelled to Linden to see the bauxite mining areas and were briefed by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Chief Executive Officer on the history of bauxite in Guyana. Texas Tech students and faculty also went to Kaieteur Falls to experience the power and majesty of one of Guyana’s most impressive natural wonders.US Ambassador Perry Holloway expressed his strong support for the programme and confirmed to Texas Tech Professors Gad Perry and Dustin Sweet, as well as UG Professor Calvin Bernard, the willingness of the US Government to help Guyana transition into an oil-producing nation.The goal of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Programme – President Obama’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere – is to increase the number of US students studying in the Western Hemisphere to 100,000 and the number of Western Hemisphere students studying in the United States to 100,000 by the year 2020. The initiative is aimed at enhancing hemispheric competitiveness, increasing prosperity, and preparing a more globally competent workforce.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A minor trough sags through the state today, triggering some clouds as it does. Precipitation is going to be limited from this, but we do still have to allow for a few hit and miss showers south of a line from Cleveland to Greenville with coverage of 60%. NW parts of the state end up with no new precipitation today. Tomorrow will be sunny and dry in all areas.Thursday, rain spreads over most of the state as a cold front comes down from the north, and moisture lifts up from the SW, meeting over OH. We should see anywhere from a few hundredths to .5″ with coverage at 85% of the state. Only far NW areas will have a good shot at missing the moisture there. Significantly colder air comes in on the backside of that system.WE are much colder for Friday and Saturday, with partly sunny skies likely both days. Sunday clouds increase and we can see some afternoon rain or snow showers over areas from I-70 north. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals are small, a tenth or two at best, but that still can keep a more damp feel, even if sloppy wet snowflakes decide to try and mix in. The best threat of wet snow would be in the overnight, as temps drop off.Another surge of cold air takes our temps on another leg down to start next week. We will be well below normal Monday-Wednesday. The map at right are temps vs. normal around midnight Monday night. The purple is an area of temps 30-35 degrees below normal. That is brutal cold. We should see some sunshine off and on for Monday and Tuesday, but lake effect clouds and snow showers are possible over the state on Wednesday, mostly central and north. Mostly sunny skies are back for Thursday.In the extended period, we have a chance of rain showers with moderating temps for Friday the 15th, bringing rains of .25″-.75″ to 80% of Ohio. Then drier, colder air returns for the 16th through 18th. Another strong system finishes out the 11-16 day extended period for Tuesday and Wednesday the 19th and 20th. Rains can be from half to 1.5′ with 100% coverage. So, our drier, potential harvest windows are better nearby than in the extended period.
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At an all-party meeting called to seek the opinion of political representatives on Jammu and Kashmir governance, Governor N.N. Vohra was advised by regional parties against any “hot pursuit policy.”Mr. Vohra, who chaired the meeting in Srinagar on Friday, in turn, asked the parties to play a role in “motivating the youth to shun the path of violence.”Vijay Kumar reviews securityThe day also saw retired IPS officer K. Vijay Kumar, who assumed office as adviser to Mr. Vohra, reviewing the security situation in the Valley at a meeting attended by Director General of Police S.P. Vaid, the Director-General of Prisons, the special DG and other officers, an official spokesman said.A Raj Bhawan spokesman said the issues of internal security, law and order, development, educational problems, Amarnath Yatra and the current political scenario were discussed at the all-party meeting.Also Read Jaitley defends Centre’s ‘muscular’ policy in J&K Reviewing the security situation, Mr. Vijay Kumar stressed on close synergy between security agencies for maintaining peace and called for better security management of prisons viz-a-viz modern gadgetry and infrastructure, the official spokesman said.Mr. Kumar, a 1975 batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, had served in the Kashmir Valley as Inspector General of the Border Security Force in 1998-2001 when the force was actively involved in counter-militancy operations.He was till recently holding the post of senior security adviser in the Ministry of Home Affairs.(with inputs from PTI ) Democratic Nationalist Party chief G.H. Mir said the main aim of the all-party meeting was to find ways to improve the situation in the State and all political parties gave inputs on how to do it.“The parties suggested measures to restore peace and offered to support any initiative towards achieving this goal. Violence and killings will not achieve anything,” he said.Other leaders who attended the meeting included BJP State president Sat Sharma, PDP’s Dilawar Mir and CPI(M) State secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik. Independent MLA Engineer Rashid claimed he was not invited.Mehbooba on KathuaFormer Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who also had a separate meeting with Mr. Vohra, raised the issues of Article 35(A) and the Kathua rape and murder case.In her first meeting with Mr. Vohra since demitting the office earlier this week, Ms. Mufti reportedly told Mr. Vohra that she hoped cases related to the 35-A and Article 370, pending before the courts, “will be pursued with the same zest”.“The Kathua case should be followed seriously and professionally so that the culprits are punished as per the law ,” she requested Mr. Vohra.“My party is hopeful that under Mr. Vohra’s command, the things in the State will not be allowed to go out of control and the situation will be approached with care and caution,” said Ms. Mufti.Also Read Mr. Vohra sought the cooperation of all stakeholders for the restoration of peace and tranquillity, the spokesman said.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, representing his party, the National Conference, and other parties, including the Panthers Party, called for an immediate dissolution of the Assembly and a conducive atmosphere for early elections, sources said.Mr. Abdullah urged the Governor to take confidence-building measures and ensure that there was zero-tolerance towards human rights violations.Panthers Party’s Harsh Dev Singh said, “No political party or political combination has the number to stake claim to power. Therefore, the Assembly should be dissolved.”However, both the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 28 seats and the BJP with 25 seats in the 87-seat Assembly maintained silence on the issue.Congress alleges misrule by BJP and PDPThe Congress alleged that the ‘misrule’ due to “the unholy alliance between the PDP and the BJP had caused damage to the State,” the sources said.However, while the Congress favoured fresh elections, the party lhas eft the decision to the Governor, Pradesh Congress Committee president G.A. Mir said.Also Read No mercy for Kashmir stone throwers: Centre Militants killed in Anantnag just a small gang of Islamic State-inspired men: J&K police officer