Indiscipline reared it’s ugly head among spectators once again at Arnett Gardens Football Club’s Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday night, after the team’s 2-2 draw and 4-3 aggregate defeat to Montego Bay United in their second-leg Red Stripe Premier League semi-final.The scene was reminiscent of Arnett Gardens’ loss to Waterhouse in the 2013-14 semi-final, when after battling to a 3-3 draw in the first-leg, Arnett Gardens lost the second-leg at home 1-0, following which supporters took out their frustration on the away team and match officials.Kashief Brown’s extra-time winner spurred some patrons into throwing bottles and other objects in the vicinity the MoBay United team and officials, as well as match officials.However, Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) general manager, Andrew Price, says an investigation will to be carried out into the incident and the facts ascertained before any action, if any, will be taken against Arnett Gardens Football Club. He noted that this is a serious offence and if found guilty Arnett could face heavy sanctions.In the 2013-14 season, RSPL semi-final elimination did not go down well with the Arnett home fans, who took out their anger and disappointment on the match officials by throwing missiles and verbal threats. Officials and other important figures had to be escorted from the venue under heavy security. Gun shots were also heard during the melee.SIX-MATCH PROBATIONFor that incident, the Trench Town-based club was fined $200.000 and placed on a six-match probation.If found guilty again, Price warned Arnett could face great punishment, but insists that the facts will determine their next move.”We will have to get the report. The referee and the match coordinator will have to submit their reports. But like in any Premier League we will have to get the facts and deal with the situation after. Action (for missile throwing) would be taken against any club. But you are innocent until proven guilty and the facts will have to come to the committee and be proven. It wouldn’t be prudent of me to make any comment at this time,” he explained.”It’s a situation where you expect certain level of maturity. We will wait until we get documents from the match official, commissary and coordinator. Anything else we will deal with it as the facts are presented and it will be dealt with in the appropriate manner,” he said.
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14 March 2012 South Africa handed over humanitarian aid to Madagascar on Tuesday to help the island nation recover from the devastation caused by the recent cyclone Giovanna and tropical storm Irina. Led by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, the South African mission saw several aid organisations contributing and pledging aid and assistance to Madagascar. These include the Al-Imdaad Foundation, which contributed aid worth US$100 000 in the form of blankets, water-purification tablets, tents and food hampers, as well as Netcare, which assisted with logistical arrangements. The Norwegian Government contributed to the humanitarian project by making the transportation of the aid to Madagascar possible. The two tropical disturbances which hit Madagascar last week killed at least 111 people and left 332 204 people homeless, according to the National Office of Risks and Disasters Management. The highest number of deaths recorded after the passage of Irina was in Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the island country, with 48 reported dead; while Vangaindrano and Farafangana districts, also in the southeast, recorded the most homeless people, with 3 909 and 25 086 respectively. Nearly 7 056 housing spaces were flooded, 147 were damaged and 1 372 were completely destroyed by Irina, while 3 713 hectares of rice fields and 12 600 crop fields were affected. The data was collected from 103 of the 829 municipalities in the trajectory of Irina. Cyclone Geralda, which swept through the island country in February 1994, was the last cyclone category 4 before Giovanna. Geralda killed 231 people. Last year, Cyclone Bingiza killed at least 34 people and left 216 000 homeless. In 2010, tropical storm Hubert killed at least 83 people and left nearly 187 000 homeless. Madagascar enters in the cyclone season from 15 November to 30 April of each year. Whilst in Madagascar, Fransman – who is also chair of the SADC Organ Troika and serves as President Jacob Zuma’s special envoy on Madagascar – was expected to meet with the Malagasy stakeholders to address certain outstanding aspects pertaining to the full implementation of the SADC roadmap aimed at restoring political stability to the island nation. Source: BuaNews-Xinhua
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a new railway line between Bahraich and Khalilabad (in Uttar Pradesh) with an estimated project cost of ₹4,939.78 crore.The total length of the new broad gauge line will be 240.26 km, an official statement said.The new line, which will cross towns such as Bhigna, Shravastk, Balrampur, Utraula, Domariyaganj, Mehdawal and Bansi, is expected to be completed by 2024-25. Stating that the project will generate direct employment of about 57.67 lakh man-days during construction, the government said the new line would provide basic infrastructure support for industrial development having large socio-economic ramification.“It will provide a direct broad gauge route to the project area which may boost the economic development of the region. This will also provide an alternative route of Bahraich-Khalilabad and connect border districts to each other,” it added.“Four districts falling in this project length i.e. Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti and Siddharth Nagar are among the 115 aspirational districts identified by the NITI Aayog. Hence, this project is needed for better socio-economic development of the hinterland of this area with the help of rail network,” the statement said.