I-League: Real Kashmir beat Gokulam Kerala 1-0 under snow and rain

first_imgReal Kashmir FC kept themselves in contention for the I-League title as they jumped to the top of points table by defeating Gokulam Kerala 1-0 in a match played under rain and snow at the TRC Ground in Srinagar on Wednesday.Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir full three points from the match.The Jammu and Kashmir team now has 32 points from 16 matches to occupy the top spot, one point more than Chennai City FC (29 points from 14 matches) who, however, have played only 14 matches. Each team will play 20 matches in the league.”We are known as snow leopards and definitely today we had to win when our leopards were on the ground in snow and rain. It’s a fantastic win. We at RKFC always believe in one thing-give your best and forget the rest,” co-owners of the foot ball club Sandeep Chattoo and ShamimReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 6, 2019The match was played under heavy ground conditions due to snow and heavy rainfall with the temperature hovering just above freezing point.Climate is no excuse if you’re passionate! #RKFCGKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/jj1PZOag8SHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 6, 2019It started snowing before the match but it gave way to heavy rainfall later on. The whole of the second half was played under rains. The players found it difficult to control the ball which stopped at areas of the synthetic turf where water collected.The snow leopards are brining up the heat! #RKFCGKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/KXVGhmh4kTadvertisementHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 6, 2019Ground passing was not possible and the players had to take the aerial route most of the time.Also Watch:last_img read more

State Minister Spencer Impressed with Hill Top Juvenile Centre’s Rehabilitation Programme

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says he is impressed with positive outcomes resulting from the rehabilitation programme being administered for wards at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in Bamboo, St. Ann. Story Highlights Mr. Spencer, who visited the facility on April 18, said he was pleased that several of the boys housed there have been getting quality passes in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)/Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) external tests, noting that this demonstrates what can be accomplished when persons are fully focused. Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says he is impressed with positive outcomes resulting from the rehabilitation programme being administered for wards at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in Bamboo, St. Ann.Mr. Spencer, who visited the facility on April 18, said he was pleased that several of the boys housed there have been getting quality passes in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)/Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) external tests, noting that this demonstrates what can be accomplished when persons are fully focused.“There are 27 wards here in-house (and) a number of them have been involved with the CXC…some passing five subjects…some doing six or seven subjects (which certainly) warms my heart,” he pointed out.The State Minister said everything he has seen at the Centre suggests that the youngsters are making tremendous strides in their quest to be rehabilitated, adding that they are on the right path.Against this background, he said the boys should be supported to ensure they fulfil their true potential, thereby enabling them to become productive citizens of Jamaica.“What I have noticed with them is that they have a strong leaning towards school. (As such) I am very confident that good things will come from these youngsters,” he added.Mr. Spencer said he is also impressed with the Centre’s agricultural activities, and assured that he will be doing everything possible to ensure that the facility gets “all the required help to keep this wonderful (programme) going.”For her part, Superintendent in charge of the facility, Faydene Ferreira, said Hill Top, which has the capacity to house 98 wards, offers several other vocations under the rehabilitation programme.These, she noted, include: auto mechanics, barbering and poultry rearing.“These (youngsters) general do well… (as there is a lot) of potential here. Every child is different… (and) once they get here from the streets, there is a time for reflection. (Thankfully) we have an 80 per cent success rate of getting them rehabilitated and back into society,” she added.The Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, which was built in 1974, provides rehabilitation and training for boys, aged 14 to 17, who are deemed delinquent. “There are 27 wards here in-house (and) a number of them have been involved with the CXC…some passing five subjects…some doing six or seven subjects (which certainly) warms my heart,” he pointed out.last_img read more