UWI FC test for Tivoli

first_imgThe improving quality of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set to continue in that vein with five enticing matches on today and one tomorrow.Former champions Tivoli Gardens, who had a change of coach recently, will test their chances of survival when they host the promoted UWI FC at the Edward Seaga Complex. Tenth place Tivoli Gardens, with a match in hand against Rivoli, are reeling, having lost their past three matches and four of their last five, with the fifth being a draw.The UWI FC team, on the other hand, have looked more stable, recording only one loss in the last five games, with the other results being two wins and two draws. Based on their record, UWI FC should be fancied to get the better of Tivoli Gardens, but with their league pedigree and the possible effects of the change, the home team could come out on top. two lossesNinth-placed Reno have an identical record to Tivoli Gardens for the last five games, losing four and drawing one. This has seen them slide steadily down the table. Eighth-placed Boys’ Town have won two in their last five, but interestingly, have two losses and one draw in their last three games, suggesting that they have not been boosted by the opening of the transfer window.Anything but a win for either team could see them lose even more confidence and get drawn deeper into the battle for survival, which is becoming more real for teams in the bottom half of the table.Third-placed Montego Bay United were looking pretty until they ran into defending champions Arnett Gardens away from home on Sunday last. That encounter gave them their only loss in their last five games. That result was followed by a 0-0 draw with the bottom-of-the-table but improving Waterhouse. Today, they have the opportunity to turn that around when they host 11th-placed Rivoli United at Wespow Park.Home support should lift Montego Bay United, but the fighting spirit of Rivoli cannot be ruled out despite their lowly position. The Spanish Town-based team has been nothing but consistent in their last five games, registering all draws. In their last game, they took the lead against Arnett Gardens and held on for a 1-1 scoreline even though they had a player.The battle of the east between Harbour View and the rejuvenated Cavalier should be interesting.”I am really looking forward to the game. Cavalier are in good form and, based on the performance that I saw from my team in the week, I am hopeful that we will get a good performance from my team,” Harbour View coach Ludlow Bernard said ahead of this evening’s clash.very optimistic”Jorginho James and Kevaughn Frater are available for the game and, with the squad bolstered by their presence, we are very optimistic about our chances against a good Cavalier team,” he added, expecting the duo to add quality to the work of John-Ross Edwards, Nicholas Beckett, Montrose Phinn and Rosario Harriott.David Laylor, a member of the Cavalier coaching staff, is similarly optimistic about his team’s chances.”We are expecting it to be a hard one. Harbour View have championship quality. They play good football and we expect it to be a good game, but we have been scoring freely of late and this scoring form definitely gives an edge. It is a plus,” said Laylor.Laylor’s optimism could be based on the fact that only leaders Portmore United have a better win record than his team over the last four games. Portmore have won their last four while Cavalier won their last three, with the other being a draw.”The guys are confident coming off a few wins and scoring, which we were not doing a lot of before, but Cleon Price, Jason Watson and Sulae McCalla have come in and done well,” Laylor further explained.Today’s games:n 6:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier – Harbour View Stadiumn 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centren 3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Rivoli United – Wespow Parkn 3 p.m: Reno vs Boys’ Town – Frome Complexn 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI FC – Edward Seaga ComplexTomorrow’s game:n 8:40 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Portmore United – Anthony Spaulding ComplexPoints standing P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 21 13 4 4 26 15 11 43Arnett 21 12 3 6 32 18 14 39MoBay U 21 10 8 3 32 13 19 38H’Lion 21 8 8 5 18 15 3 32H.View 21 6 9 6 20 21 -1 27Cavalier SC 21 7 6 8 17 18 -1 27UWI FC 21 7 6 8 23 29 -6 27Boys’ Town 21 7 5 9 22 29 -7 26Reno 21 5 8 8 19 29 -10 23Tivoli 20 5 4 11 23 29 -6 19Rivoli 20 4 7 9 20 26 -6 19W’house 21 3 8 10 18 28 -10 17last_img read more

Gruesome, senseless death of father, daughter

first_imgDear Editor,I was at the Mosque when I received a phone call that Mr Aaron Latchman and his daughter, Ms Arianna Latchman, were robbed and killed by bandits. I couldn’t hold my composure, I had to sit, I became speechless for a few minutes as anger and outrage overtook me. The breadwinner of another family has been taken away! My mind raced to many events and conversations I have had with the gentleman.This is a dirt-poor lad who left the shores of Essequibo to seek a better life in Georgetown. He worked hard, he took risks to improve his life and the life of his family and his relations back home in Essequibo. The same day of his demise he did a transaction with my cambio. Mr Aaron is well known to everyone in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market and the surrounding environs. Everyone had high praises and respect for him. They all classified him as a man with high integrity.This gruesome, senseless death of Aaron and his young daughter will create tremendous hardship on his bereaved wife and daughter and the extended family. The surviving wife and daughter need counselling, security and social support from everyone.I, like so many others, echo the call on the police department to work assiduously to bring the perpetrators to justice. I have lost a good friend and an ambitious young lady.May their souls rest in peace as I extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Latchman and her daughter and the entire family. May the mercy of God Almighty be with you at this overwhelming, testing time.Yours truly,Nazar MohamedMohamed’s Enterpriselast_img read more

Release of three Americans by North Korea bolsters hopes for academic diplomacy

first_img Email Emily Petersen The release of three Americans by North Korea is being welcomed in the United States. Leaders of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) in North Korea also see the move as good news, and are hoping it might ultimately lead to the end of a travel ban that has prevented its U.S. instructors from teaching classes.Two of the detainees were on the PUST faculty. Agricultural expert Hak-song Kim managed an experimental farm for PUST while Sang-duk “Tony” Kim taught accounting. Both were arrested in the spring of 2017, apparently for what were deemed “hostile acts” toward North Korea. The third detainee, Dong-chul Kim, who is not associated with PUST, has been imprisoned since October 2015.Opened in 2010 as North Korea’s first privately funded university (and largely supported by evangelical Christians), PUST has endeavored to contribute to North Korean society while easing tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world. The arrest of the two PUST faculty members was just the start of a bad year for the university. In response to North Korea’s missile tests and threats, last September the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump banned travel to North Korea by all U.S. citizens. That left the 40 or so PUST faculty and lecturers who are U.S. citizens scrambling to leave the country or unable to return to Pyongyang after the summer break. Chan-Mo Park, chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, is hoping the United States will lift a ban on travel to North Korea. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country About 30 courses that had been taught by U.S. citizens during the fall 2017 semester were taken over by North Koreans, Chan-Mo Park, a computer scientist and PUST chancellor, tells ScienceInsider. Some of the new instructors were PUST graduates, others were professors at other North Korean universities. For the spring semester, a number of new European academics joined the faculty.”PUST faculty members [who are] U.S. citizens are still barred from traveling to North Korea as of now,” Park says. “But we have very high hopes that because these three U.S. citizens have been released the U.S. government will remove that travel ban.” Hopefully lifting the ban will not only benefit PUST, but also allow Americans involved in humanitarian activities to return to North Korea, he says.“It all depends on the meeting between Trump and Kim [Jong-un, North Korea’s leader],” Park says. “If the meeting goes smoothly and successfully,” he says, U.S. citizens could once again be headed for PUST’s classrooms and laboratories.center_img By Dennis NormileMay. 9, 2018 , 3:45 PM Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Release of three Americans by North Korea bolsters hopes for academic diplomacylast_img read more