Humble Lion looking to win first RSPL title – Williams

first_img Before that, Reno were left counting their lucky stars when referee Karl Tyrell turned down a penalty shout from Humble Lion, when a defender obstructed the forward run of Kirk Duckworth into the area. The draw kept Humble Lion fourth in the 12-team points table on 40 points, while Reno are doing their best to avoid the relegation battle. They have 31 points, two places above the red zone. “I am not altogether disappointed. Today (yesterday), I thought we played a good game. We were a little unlucky, but that’s part of the game,” said Michael Graham, the FC Reno coach. “We still aren’t putting away our chances and that is hurting us, but we are confident that we will survive the scrap heap this time around,” added Graham. WESTERN BUREAU: Injury-prone Levaughn Williams scored as Humble Lion FC earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex in yesterday’s round of matches of the Red Stripe Premier League. Williams told The Gleaner after the drawn encounter that his team was in the right frame of mind to hold on to a semi-final spot. “It was a difficult game. Reno played us hard as they are battling relegation and we are seeking to hold on to fourth or climb as high as we can in the table with the semi-finals around the corner,” the attacking midfielder said. The former national representative scored in the 53rd minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s 16th minute strike for the hosts. FC Reno’s goalie Joel Johnson raced off his line to collect a through pass into the area, but Williams poked the ball around Johnson before slamming the ball home for the equaliser. Williams said he was delighted to have scored, but felt Humble Lion deserved the three points. “This is just us building towards our end of season goal, which is to become Red Stripe Premier League champions for the first time. But that will not happen until we hold our position in the top four and then move from there and, of course, win the final should we get there,” Williams said. The game was there for the taking for either team, and in stoppage time, FC Reno came close when right-back Shamar Bernard struck a fierce shot but found the firm hands of Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis. NO PENALTY AWARDEDlast_img read more

FIRE DAMAGES SOUTH SIOUX CITY BUSINESS

first_imgA FIRE WEDNESDAY EVENING CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE AT SIOUXLAND TOWING IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA.THE FIRE WAS REPORTED SHORTLY BEFORE 5PM AT THE WEST 13TH STREET BUSINESS.FIREFIGHTERS ENDURED FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND STRONG WINDS AS THEY BATTLED THE BLAZE INTO THE EVENING HOURS.THE FACILITY AND SEVERAL VEHICLES SUSTAINED SEVERE FIRE DAMAGE.NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 77 WAS REDUCED TO ONE LANE AND BACKED UP TO THE VETERAN’S BRIDGE.THAT RESULTED IN A CHAIN REACTION ACCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE.THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.PHOTO BY SOUTH SIOUX POLICElast_img read more

Zach Miller tells Bears team-mates to ‘hang in there’ after surgery to save leg

first_imgNFL The 33-year-old is at the University Medical Center New Orleans and the Bears released a statement on Monday afternoon saying he will remain under observation at the hospital for the time being. At his Monday press conference, the Bears head coach, John Fox, gave an update on Miller’s condition. “He’s got a good pulse and good feeling in his foot, not to say he’s out of the woods but it’s as good as could be expected,” said Fox. He added that he had spoken to Miller on the phone and the player had told the team to “hang in there”. Fox added: “That’s just him. That’s the kind of person he is and the kind of team-mate he is.”Miller landed awkwardly as he leapt to catch a pass in the endzone – photos from the game showed his left leg bent at a gruesome angle as he landed.“I didn’t watch it after I saw it the first time,” said Bears guard Kyle Long after the game. “To go from the elation of, ‘What a play, what a throw!’ in that situation of the game … and Zach obviously being injured … it’s really unfortunate. We lost a really good guy today.”Miller started his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and joined the Bears in 2014. This season had been one of the best of his career, and he had caught two touchdowns for 236 yards before Sunday’s injury. Texans players kneel during anthem after team owner calls them ‘inmates’ Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Chicago Bears Support The Guardian Topics Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share via Email US sports Share on Messenger news Share on LinkedIn Read more The Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has undergone emergency surgery to save his left leg after suffering a severe injury during his team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.Miller dislocated his knee during the third quarter and vascular surgeons were called in to repair damage to an artery. They also grafted tissue from his right leg to help with the injury. Share on Twitter Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears)Update from the Chicago Bears on status of TE Zach Miller. pic.twitter.com/zJUf9W8Hh3October 30, 2017last_img read more

Reliance Capital slams CARE Ratings for downgrading its debt program

first_imgNew Delhi: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital has slammed CARE Ratings for downgrading its debt and called actions by the rating agency “pre-meditated and prejudiced”. Reliance Capital said there was a delay in payment of interest for non-convertible debentures (NCDs) due to a technical glitch and the payment was made on the next working date. The company said interest payment for NCDs due on September 9, 2019, could not go through due to technical glitch in bank servers on that date, and the payment was cleared on the very next bank working day which is September 11, 2019. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra CARE on Friday downgraded rating for the company’s long-term debt program, market-linked debentures and subordinated debt to CARE D, due to the alleged “delay” in payment of interest by one day. “CARE has arbitrarily disregarded the above confirmation provided by third party independent parties that established the alleged delay was on account of technical glitch in bank servers, while funds had duly been arranged on the due date,” Reliance Capital said in a statement. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Reliance Capital said CARE has acted in a pre-meditated and prejudiced manner, and has even suppressed the above facts completely in its rating action letter, thereby making it appear as if the company had defaulted in payment of interest by a day, whereas the reality is documents had been provided to CARE that proved funds had duly been arranged on the due date, and the alleged delay was on account of technical glitches. “CARE did not even give the company an opportunity to provide comments on the rating action rationale as published. CARE’s pre-meditated and prejudiced actions are further borne out by the manner in which it conducted the Sebi prescribed review process,” the company added. Reliance Capital said despite the company making a specific request in writing for a meeting with the review committee, and despite having allowed such meetings in the past, CARE did not allow the same in this instance, and went ahead and unilaterally completed the alleged review upholding the proposed rating action in the company’s absence. CARE is functioning without a CEO as the previous CEO was sent on leave. The acting CEO was on vacation and refused to be engaged, Reliance Capital said. The highly unprofessional, biased and prejudiced and unjustified actions of CARE will precipitate a chain sequence of events that will gravely harm the interests of millions of retail and institutional investors having direct and indirect exposure to securities of the company, it added. Shares of Reliance Capital were trading 7.34 per cent lower at Rs 29.05 apiece on BSE.last_img read more