Waterhouse look to delight home fans

first_imgWith three points tucked away following their away win against Harbour View, Waterhouse will be aiming to replicate that result on home soil when they host Tivoli Gardens today in the Red Stripe Premier League. The team which, to some, miraculously survived relegation last season, due mainly to the goals of veteran Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, owed Sunday’s victory to the youngster who replaced him when he got injured – Rodave Murray. That victory stopped a slide of four successive losses and eased a little bit of pressure on the club leadership. “The team has been struggling to get points on the board since the competition started and that win gave us some ease in terms of pressure,” Coach Marvin Tate, who took over as coach in the off season, said. He added: “Outside of that, it could not have come at a better time. We have been at a low point since the death of Dominic James, who was a part of our club. The community put a lot of pressure on us in terms of winning, but we came up with the goods at the right time.” – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Humble Lion – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3:30 p.m: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre Excellence – 3:30 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Harbour View – Wespow Park – 3:30 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Boys’ Town – Constant Spring Complex – 3:30 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium According to Tate, one of the keys to victory then was the presence and contribution of the senior players leading up to the game. “I must say, though, that with the presence of the senior players such as Weston Forrest, Anderson, Irvino English, among others, we were really composed and looking to turn things around. Coming up to face Tivoli, the same mood is in the camp,” said Tate. Today’s opponents, Tivoli Gardens, will present a different dynamic as they have won all their away matches so far and have not recorded any victories at home. “We anticipate a good game. Based on the result of their last game, Waterhouse should come out blazing as they would have earned some amount of confidence from that and playing at home should help them as well. “It seems as if we do better away from home. We are yet to win a match at home, but we have won our matches away so this is a plus for us and we are looking for a positive result,” Coach Omar Edwards stated. Training has been positive leading up to this game, Edwards said, pointing out that only one player will not be at 100 per cent. “Our training has been positive and the players are upbeat. We have only one player, Miguel Ricketts, one of our strikers, who had a knock, but it is nothing major,” added Edwards, who will be looking to the experienced Jermaine Johnson, Shavar Campbell, Marvin Stewart and the rejuvenated veteran goalkeeper Edsel Scott to provide leadership on the field. Waterhouse, on the other hand, may have to utilise Anderson from the bench if his fractured nose allows. They will also be without Kevin Kellyman, Carlos Wright, Ramone McGregor, Jahmika Hutchinson and, possibly, Kacy Bromfield, who has the flu. Those injuries could see captain Romario Campbell benefit from the presence of Forrest and English earlier than initially planned. In the Clarendon derby, leaders Humble Lion could get the better of Portmore United to consolidate their position at the top of the table, while Arnett Gardens will welcome the return of Coach Jerome Waite from national duties as they seek to continue their ascent at the expense of UWI FC. The free-scoring Jamalco and the impressive Rohan Richards will be aiming to rebound from last week’s loss to Boys’ Town when they entertain Reno, who are themselves in need of a return to winning ways. Defending champions Montego Bay United should be boosted by the return of national trio Dwayne Ambusley, Dino Williams and Allan Ottey for the visit of the struggling Harbour View while the Maverley-Hughenden versus Boys’ Town matchup should be an interesting affair. Senior players P W D L GF GA GD Pts Humble Lion 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 Arnett 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10 UWI FC 5 3 1 1 4 4 0 10 Jamalco 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 9 MoBay United 5 3 0 2 7 2 5 9 Tivoli 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7 Portmore 5 2 1 2 4 5 -1 7 Reno 5 2 1 2 2 3 -1 7 Maverly-Hug 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6 Boys’Town 5 1 0 4 4 8 -4 3 Waterhouse 5 1 0 4 3 7 -4 3 H.View 5 1 0 4 2 8 -6 3 Today’s Games: POINTS STANDINGlast_img read more

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NEC Hands Down Verdict Today

first_imgIn ANC’s District #17 Primary DisputeWith ten days to the close of candidate nominations, authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) said they will announce the verdict on a complaint that arose from the Montserrado Electoral District #17 primary.The primary, which was expected to be conducted between aspirants George V. Curtis and Abraham Sesay on the ticket of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), was postponed due to a complaint filed to the NEC by Mr. Curtis.In his letter of complaint, Curtis said he was officially informed by the party, as a candidate of the district, that the ANC’s Montserrado primaries were to be conducted on Wednesday, June 21, at the party’s national headquarters. This resolve on the part of the party was after three other postponements without any justifiable reasons, he said.He argued in his letter that on the day of the primaries, both candidates of the District #17 primary were present, including the absolute majority (30 delegates) of the delegates eligible to vote in the primary election.Mr. Curtis’ letter said consistent with the rules governing the primary elections regarding quorum, the election should have been held, “but on the contrary the process was deferred to June 22, at 10:00 a.m. with consensus reached by both candidates.”“To my dismay, my contender did not show up for the primary election as agreed, and delegates again were present in the majority, but the party failed to conduct the process without any legitimate reason; something which sparked a commotion at which time I was manhandled by the party’s private security,” he said in his letter.An ANC insider, who spoke to our reporter yesterday, alleged that members of the executive committee had accepted an undisclosed sum of money from one of the aspirants to guarantee him victory at the primaries, a claim vehemently denied by ANC’s chair, Lafayette Gould.Meanwhile, a letter signed and dated June 30, 2017 by Jeremiah S. Swen, acting national secretary general of the party, indicated that the action of aspirant Curtis was in violation of the party’s constitution, section 23 of Article 7, which reads: “Forgery, impersonation, misrepresentation, misinformation, falsehood, and manipulation of the outcome of the meetings and exercises that are intended to produce undemocratic results that do not reflect the true intention of party members.”In addition, Mr. Swen said Rule #3 of the Code of Conduct requests that “All members of the ANC shall at all times be self-controlled in public and that they must treat persons with respect and hold themselves in high esteem. Partisans shall demonstrate the virtues of the party by staying away from all acts which are considered as public nuisances and other acts that are prohibited in the society.”One of the delegates, Scott Sammy, who spoke to the Daily Observer yesterday via mobile phone, called on members of the ANC District#17 leadership and certified delegates to participate in the pending district primary. “We wish to use this medium to complain to your honorable office (NEC) about the postponement of the party’s primary,” he said.Sammy said the primary was postponed from June 21, 2017 to June 22, 2017 with the quorum of 29 out of the 34 delegates.“Both candidates agreed to participate in the process which was expected to start at 10:00 a.m. Unfortunately only one of the candidates in the person of Hon. George V. Curtis, Sr. showed up and the primary committee, without any justifiable reason, failed to conduct the primary,” he added.He said on the same day, private security personnel of the party manhandled delegates who were speaking against the unnecessary delay of the process. This led to the destruction of properties belonging to some delegates. The party took a decision to postpone the primary for time indefinite.“We, therefore, recommend to the commission to prevail upon the party to conduct the primary between both candidates. Because of the failure on the part of the party to conduct the primary between the two candidates, we as delegates petitioned the NEC not to accept any nomination of candidate from District #17, Montserrado County by the ANC,” said Sammy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Begins 2017-18 Season Saturday At Home

first_imgStory Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team officially opens its 2017-18 season under first-year head coach Niko Medved Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs welcome Coe College to the Knapp Center for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The contest will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Buy Tickets Live Audio Live Stats In its lone exhibition game of the season, Drake defeated Minnesota Crookston 86-73. Junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) led the Bulldogs with 18 points on an 8-of-8 shooting performance. Senior Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.), junior Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and Timmer also added double-digit performances with 14, 13, and 11 points each, respectively. Arogundade also added a team-high six assists while McGlynn, Schlatter and freshman Jalen Gibbs (Waldorf, Md.) tied for a team-high five rebounds. Coe College opens their season at the Knapp Center returning 14 players from a team that went 10-15 a year ago. The Kohawks add seven freshman to their roster this year. ESPN3 Preseason Notes After officially being named head coach March 26, 2017, Medved inherited a veteran roster that features five seniors and three others that have spent at least two years at Drake. Medved also added five newcomers to round out the 2017-18 roster. The Bulldogs return an honorable mention All-MVC player in senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.). Timmer enters his senior season already ranked in the top 10 in career scoring at Drake with more than 1,300 career points and his 121 career three-pointers rank just outside the top-10. Following the home opener, Drake will travel to Lynchburg, Va. for the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bulldogs will open the tournament Nov. 17 against 2017 NCAA Tournament participant Wake Forest. The game will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Five more HDN teams to open NCS

first_imgFive more local teams will begin their quest for a North Coast Section title this afternoon, and all five will host their first-round games.In baseball, South Fork, Arcata and Del Norte all kick off their respective campaigns, while in softball both McKinleyville and St. Bernard’s will be in action.The Cubs are seeded No. 1 in the Division-VI baseball bracket and will open against No. 8 Anderson Valley in Miranda at 5 p.m.South Fork comes into the game at 15-10, after finishing third in a …last_img read more

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South Africa, Malawi to beef up trade

first_img11 September 2012 South Africa and Malawi have agreed to facilitate greater private sector interaction in order to boost trade and investment between the two countries, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim told reporters on Friday. Ebrahim was speaking after a meeting of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between South Africa and Malawi in Pretoria on Friday. Ebrahim co-chaired the meeting with Malawi Foreign Minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume Chiume. “We have noted with great satisfaction the noticeable progress that has been achieved in strengthening the political and economic cooperation between our countries,” Ebrahim said. “Of significance is the increasing number of legal instruments that are being negotiated to facilitate our partnership. In this regard, we agreed to speed up the negotiations so that these instruments could be signed during 2013.” Officials from the two foreign ministries will meet every six months to check up on progress in the trade agreements between Pretoria and Lilongwe. Malawi is South Africa’s ninth largest export destination in Africa and ranked 10th with regard to South Africa’s imports from the continent. Earlier this year, South Africa agreed to extend a loan of US$35-million to the government of Malawi to help with the availability of fuel in that country, following a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Malawian President Joyce Banda. The loan will be made in three instalments, with the first, of $10-million, having been paid on 24 April. According to the World Bank, from 2005, Malawi enjoyed uninterrupted solid growth for five years in a row, averaging about seven percent, backed by sound economic policies and a supportive donor environment. Growth slowed from a peak of 9.7 percent in 2008 to an estimated 5 percent in 2011. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Potential frost impacts for Ohio’s late planted crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Alexandra KnightBy Alexandra Knight, Pioneer Field Agronomist, Lewis Center, OhioThe cool, wet spring of 2019 got many farmers off to a slow start in Ohio. The challenging weather conditions carried over from last Fall and continued through May and well into June. The question remains, “Will crops have enough time to will finish out?” Early September was not excessively warm, but the majority of Ohio continues to track 4 to 5 days ahead of the long-term average for heat unit accumulation. This is true of whether your plant date was May 30, June 30 or anywhere in between.Each day corn planting is delayed past May 1 a decrease of 6.8 GDUs will be required to reach maturity. This means a May 30 planted corn would require approximately 204 GDUs less than it would on April 30. With this in mind, 105-day corn is anticipated to be at blacklayer mid-September when planted May 30, late September when planted June 15 and late October when planted June 30. These anticipated timeframes are with the expectation of weather keeping up with the long-term average and most relevant for central Ohio.Corn producers — especially in northwest Ohio — are hoping to avoid an early frost to maximize yield and have dry corn to shell. If a cold snap does hit early, the severity of frost and stage of corn will determine the yield impact. In general, a hard-killing frost at an early reproductive stage of corn will be more detrimental to yield. Research would define a light frost event as one in which leaves are killed but not the stalk and shank. A hard-killing frost (29 degree F or less for several hours) at beginning dent (R5) has shown the potential of a 35% to 40% yield hit. Once reaching half milk line (R5.5), the risk of yield reduction decreases. However, a hard frost has shown a 12% to 15% yield decline while a light frost is a 7% to 10% yield hit. A freeze event at R5.75, or three-quarters milk line, has shown a 5% to 6% yield decline and 2% to 4% with a light frost.Soybeans are photoperiod plants. Meaning plants will initiate flowering and crop maturation in response to longer night lengths. Later planting will therefore result in a decrease in the time spent in vegetative growth as well as reproductive growth. As a general rule, for a three-week delay in planting, soybean harvest will be delayed one week. Soybeans typically take 70 days from R1 to R7. This will be lesser with a later planting date. Soybeans will continue to add nodes and flowers until R5 or beginning seed.As we get later in the year, the risk of frost obviously becomes greater. What timeline are we looking at for soybeans to finish out and what is the yield penalty if an early frost occurs? From full seed (R6) to maturity we are looking at approximately 25 days remaining until full maturity and seed moisture of 75% to 80%. A frost at this growth stage would lead to a yield loss of 20% to 35%. R6.5, or mid-way between full seed and maturity, there is roughly 16 to 18 days to maturity with pods between green and yellow in color. A frost event occurring at this growth stage would mean a yield hit between 10% and 15%. R7 is the beginning of maturity where one pod on the main stem has reached mature color. At this point, the crop is 8 to 10 days from full maturity. A frost event at this stage would range from 0% to 5% loss. The start of full maturity (R8) will mean that most pods are of mature color but still require 5 to 10 days to reach a harvestable moisture. Beginning R8 will have pods between 25% and 35% moisture.With much of the state showing late October as the historical date for the first killing freeze, there is still time on the calendar for crops to reach full maturity without cold weather limiting yield.last_img read more

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Geocaching Quick Quiz: Geocache or Log?

first_imgDid you guess right?For a look behind the scenes at more creative geocache containers and ideas, visit Shop Geocaching and check out the Creative Geocaches video below. What is the most camouflaged geocache container you’ve come across? Tell us about it in the comments.Share with your Friends:More To reveal the answers…Just.Scroll.Down.… It’s a question geocachers face almost everyday on the geocaching trail, is that a geocache or log? Check out the image below of three logs and a stick. Do you best geocaching detective work. Can you crack the case?Logs or geocaches?? You’re.Almost.There.The answers revealed! Are you a geocaching cache detecting superstar? SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Quick Quiz: Name that LingoNovember 14, 2013In “7 Souvenirs of August”A Geocaching Beginner’s Guide – Geocache Container PicturesJanuary 26, 2013In “Française”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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Woods cleared for golf activities with no restrictions

first_imgWoods first posted a video on Aug. 31 hitting pitch shots. Steinberg said doctors last week allowed Woods “to proceed with no restrictions,” which is when he began posting video of fuller golf shots.“He has started to hit balls at a more aggressive rate,” Steinberg said. “He feels really good, but he’s going to take it very slowly. I think he’s excited that he’s not feeling pain. That’s what gets him excited, being able to bend down and pick up his kids.“He’s taking it from wedges and short irons to the longer clubs. But he’s still doing it in a really cautious manner.”Woods was an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup two weeks ago, and he said then his priorities were to get his health in order, make sure he is pain-free and then wait on word from his doctors.“I’m still training. I’m getting stronger,” he said on Sept. 27. “But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPTiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain, and his agent says doctors have cleared the former world No. 1 to practice without limitations.Still to be determined is when Woods can play in a tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Woods last year returned after 15 months to play in his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where he finished 15th in an 18-man field. The tournament is a week after Thanksgiving. Two spots are still available for sponsor exemptions to players in the top 50 in the world, or to the tournament host, which is Woods. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We haven’t even addressed when he comes back to play again. We have not addressed one thing,” said Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at Excel Sports Management. “He wants to play this so conservatively.”Steinberg said Woods received a “good report” last week from doctors who performed fusion surgery on his lower back in April. Woods posted a video on Twitter on Oct. 7 of him hitting a smooth iron shot. Then on Sunday, Woods posted another video — in a red shirt, no less — hitting a driver.“Making progress,” he tweeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods, whose last victory was four years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational for his record 18th World Golf Championships title, has not played since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb. 3 because of back spasms.Two months later, he had a fourth surgery on his back in 19 months. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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10 months agoPSG keeper Buffon: Man Utd? They could buy new players – and change coach

first_imgPSG keeper Buffon: Man Utd? They could buy new players – and change coachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says they cannot underestimate Champions League opponents Manchester United.The two teams will meet in the round of 16.Buffon said, “No, it’s not an easy draw. Some teams had a complicated draw, others did better. I saw that Juve inherited a difficult draw with Atlético de Madrid. Bayern Munich drew Liverpool. Then there is Barcelona again, Real Madrid. “This is an intermediate draw. We will have to be brave. We will have to have the same mentality as that shown in the last matches of the Champions League. But I will also add that the Champions League resumes only in February, in two months. There can be many things happening. They can change coach, players, there is a transfer window. “In my opinion, this is not the right time to analyse this team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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