Portmore set sights on RSPL final

first_imgPromoted Portmore United have their sights set on finishing at least among the top two in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).A top-two finish will ensure that the club qualifies for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship next season. Manager Clive Marshall said yesterday that a return to the CFU championship could open doors to overseas contracts for the players.Speaking at yesterday’s weekly RSPL conference, which was held at the sponsors’ head office on Spanish Town Road, Marshall said: “We want players to get contracts overseas in order for them to be able to better their lives and help their families.”He added: “When the team got demoted two seasons ago, it was our aim to return to the RSPL then qualify for the CFU, and we remain on course for that.”I had also declared back then that the club would be back in top-flight football soon. And that was done,” he emphasised.Portmore finished the preliminary stage of the RSPL on 61 points and earned $1 million for that feat. They will face Humble Lion in the first leg of a two-way semi-final tie on Sunday at the Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, starting at 3:30 p.m.The winners of the tie would be eligible to represent Jamaica in the CFU Club Championship next season.”Well, for us it is about focusing on the semi-finals against Humble Lion. We are confident and will go there for a positive result,” he said.Portmore United and Tivoli Gardens have won the most national titles with five each. With Tivoli out of contention this season, Portmore have the chance to go ahead by winning a record sixth national title.Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens will meet in the other semi-final.last_img read more

Province seeks feedback to ban, reduce, recycle more plastics

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is inviting British Columbians to have their say on proposed new actions to reduce the plastic waste polluting the province’s waterways, environment and landfills.George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, says the Province needs to take action to reduce plastic waste in order to protect wildlife, adding that he looks forward to hearing public feedback on this issue.“The message from British Columbians is loud and clear – we need to take action to reduce plastic waste, especially single-use items like water bottles and plastic bags that often find their way into our waters, streets and environment. We have all seen the striking images of animals and fish being caught up in everyday plastic waste like grocery bags or beer can loops that ensnare these beautiful creatures and it cannot continue. I look forward to hearing from people about how we can all play a part in reducing plastic pollution and plastics use overall.”- Advertisement -While B.C. is a North American leader with 22 industry-led recycling programs, the Province says they are working with counterparts Canada-wide to develop national standards specifying the minimum amount of recycled plastic in new packaging and products.The deadline to submit public feedback on the reduction of plastic waste is September 18, 2019.To take part in the survey, you can visit cleanbc.ca/plastics.Advertisementlast_img read more