Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson continued her impressive form by winning the Women’s 100m Breaststroke event at the FINA/MastBank Swimming World Cup leg in Hong Kong today. Atkinson in a reaction time of 0.67 clocked 1:03.23s, to win ahead of Japan’s Rie Kaneto (1:06.42s), and Russia’s Tatjana Schoenmaker (1:08.07s).
Rivoli United dropped out of the sky from nowhere like the Chikungunya Virus on Tivoli Gardens scoring three goals in six minutes for a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win at the Edward Seaga Stadium in which four goals where scored in eight minutes.
National player Kaemmar Daley had given the home team a 25th minute lead curling a beautiful free kick into the net. But on the resumption Rivoli United hit back and hit hard.
First, Daniel Roberts pulled the red and black-clad Rivoli levelled in the 66th minute then barely a minute passed when Kemar Beckford silenced the home fans in the 68th minute giving Rivoli a 2-1 lead. Just four minutes later, Ross Burton of August Town fame, put Rivoli further ahead in the 72nd minute.
However, fit again. Navion Boyd reduced the deficit in the 74th minute from the penalty spot setting the stage for an interesting final few minutes but Calvert Fitzgerald team held on for their first win of the season.
The Spanish Town based outfit moved to fifth spot in seven points while the labouring Tivoli Gardens stayed 10th in two points from four games.
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Alia Atkinson of Jamaica was third in the Women’s 50m Freestyle at the Hong Kong leg of the Fina/MastaBank Swimming World Cup today. The Jamaican clocked 24.65s for the Bronze medal in the event which was won by Inge Dekker of the Netherlands in 24.02s, and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was claimed the silver medal in 24.65s.
Eight persons including four children have been left homeless after fire destroyed two homes in Haughton Meadows, Hanover yesterday morning. The fire reportedly started sometime after 9 am, when a 3-year-old was allegedly playing with a lighter in one of the board dwellings. Further reports are that the blaze spread quickly and engulfed both homes. Cooling down operations were conducted by the Negril Fire Department who arrived at the scene to see both homes completely destroyed. Meanwhile the Lucea Fire Department who were called to the scene could not respond as their only fire truck developed mechanical problems on September 25. Damage to the homes has been estimated at J$1.5 million.
The Principal’s Office of University of the West Indies, Mona and the Dr. Henry Lowe led Bio-Tech R&D Institute (BTRDI) will today at 3pm sign a formal agreement of cooperation through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The signing ceremony will take place at UWI’s Council Room with Education Minister the Honourable Ronald Thwaites delivering the keynote address. Among the benefits hoped for by the partnership are, a significant advancement of the state and quality of research & development in Jamaica; become a source of income to both institutions as scientific research is utilized for wealth creation, ultimately reducing the dependence of and demand by universities for funding by the government such as is the case for MIT and Harvard University and the development of a work-study programme to provide trained world class graduates in R&D in science & technology.
35-year-old Constable James Grant of the Operational Unit at the Half-Way-Tree Police Station, was shot and killed by unknown assailants in a section of African Gardens, August Town, St. Andrew yesterday. Constable Grant was among a group of lawmen carrying out operations in the area, when they were reportedly greeted with gunfire. It was later discovered that Constable Grant was shot in the head, and he was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), in a press release stated that it is troubled and appalled at the killing of another member of our security forces, Constable James Grant (on September 22, 2014). The Commission which expressed condolences to the family and friends of the Constable, stated that it strongly condemns any acts of violence against any member of our security forces and to encourage members of the public to, without delay, support and assist the police as best as they can with a view to bringing the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
One man is now in Police custody following the alleged seizure of over 300 rounds of ammunition in a section of Greater Portmore, St. Catherine yesterday. According to the Police, sometime after 5 m, a spot check was being conducted by lawmen, when a motor car was signalled to stop, and the driver complied. A search was conducted and the ammunition was allegedly found, and the man was taken into custody. The man’s identity has not been released pending further investigations.
The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has confirmed that 21-year-old mechanic Fahdean Ferguson has voluntarily made himself available to INDECOM, today, 22 September, 2014. Ferguson was reportedly a witness in the beating death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane at the Barnett Street Police lockup. Ferguson who was jailed for house breaking and burglary, was being transferred from the Barnett Street lockup to take part in a video identification parade. Further reports are that while he was waiting in the holding area, to be transported back to his jail cell at the Barnett Street lockup, he allegedly escaped through an unlocked window. According to the INDECOM, its Western Regional Office (located in Montego Bay) was instrumental in securing his voluntary attendance agency. Mr Ferguson was subsequently returned to custody of the JCF and will be interviewed by the Commission on matters relating to his absence from earlier custody.
Israel announced today, that it shot down a Syrian warplane after it flew over the Golan Heights. According to the Israel military, its U.S.-made Patriot missile air defence system shot down a Syrian Russian-built Sukhoi fighter plane that “infiltrated Israeli airspace”. This was the first time in three decades that Israel had downed a Syrian warplane.
The National Water Commission is reporting that despite several instances of sporadic rainfall, its water supply systems continue to be adversely affected by low yields from its catchment areas. While much of the corporate area continues to experience regulated water supply, the Commission is now advising that the Iterboreale Water Treatment Plant in St. Mary is the latest system that will be placed under regulation.
Accordingly, customers who are served by this Plant will no longer be served on a 24-hour basis. Instead, water will be regulated between the areas served from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. As such, Annotto Bay and its environs will receive water 10:00am to 4:00pm daily while areas served by the Agualta Vale Relift Station, including Highgate and Islington, will receive water between the hours of 4:00pm and 10:00am daily.
The National Water Commission apologizes for any inconvenience caused and encourages customers served by the Iterboreale Treatment Plant to conserve and store water for use until normal service is restored.
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