WESTERN BUREAU:Harbour View FC were joyful following a goalless draw against Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) at the western team’s home ground at Wespow Park, Montego Bay.Down in the doldrums of the league table, Harbour View had goalkeeper Joel Johnson to thank for a superb game, as he made four spectacular diving saves late in the second half to deny MBU.The ‘Stars of the East’, however, were left to complete the game with 10 players after Rosario Harriott was issued a second caution for a crunching tackle on forward Dino Williams in the 67th minute.Harbour View, sitting last in the table with three points, stemmed their tide of losses with Sunday’s draw. They previously recorded a single victory and three straight losses.”We came not to lose, and having drawn the game I think a point is good enough,” said Ludlow Bernard, Harbour View’s coach.”I lift my hat to all the players and I give them credit for playing hard from start to end. Apart from that, it was a great game and we look forward to moving out of the danger zone,” added Bernard.MoBay’s Williams was booked for lashing out at his marker.Slavisa Bozicic, MBU’s Serbian technical director, decried his team’s many missed chances, stating his players were unlucky not to score.”We had many chances to score but just couldn’t hit the target today. It was an otherwise good match. The opposition played hard and the result, although we would have preferred a win, is not a bad one,” said Bozicic.StandingsH Lion FC 6 4 1 1 7 3 4 13UWI FC 6 4 1 1 7 6 1 13Jamalco FC 6 3 1 2 10 5 5 10Arnett 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10MoBay Utd 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10Portmore FC 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 8Reno 6 2 2 2 3 4 -1 8Tivoli FC 6 2 1 3 6 5 1 7Mav-Hugh 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7W’house 6 2 0 4 4 7 -3 6B Town 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4 4H View 6 1 1 4 2 8 -6 4
With apologies to Edgar Allan PoeOnce upon a midnight dreary,while I pondered, weak and weary,Many unpaid bills and lettersfrom my local big-box store —While I nodded, nearly napping,suddenly there came a tapping,As of someone gently rapping,rapping at my office door.“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered,“tapping at my office door —Only this and nothing more.” PREVIOUS POEMSCasey Makes a BetThe GrinchMacbethChristmas CarolsNight Before ChristmasHard it was to count my blessings; tired, I was still obsessing,Worried sick about the morrow. Vainly I had sought to borrowBackhoes, skid steers, excavators — tools I needed for the pour,For the concrete pour tomorrow — (deadline I could not ignore).Daily problems now beset me, avalanching, more and more:Ibuprophen — still I’m sore.Was I cheerful? No sir! no sir! — Christmas looming ever closer,Weather’s yucky; snow is sopping; idiots and fools are shopping.From Seattle to Atlanta, every corner has a Santa.My financial state was dire; unpaid bills were piling higher;Christmas carols always blaring — with these woes, I was past caring.Ibuprophen! I need more!Now the wind was loudly whipping through the leaky entry door,Reminding me the weatherstripping had worn out — it was no more.“When will I have time to seal up holes through which the breezes pour?Air that seeks the unsealed cracks, the leaky window, broken door?As the stack effect gets stronger, fuel bills increase more and more.Chills affect me to my core.”Soberly assessing matters, with my business all in tatters,(Thinking, in my leaky hovel: “Am I in a Dickens novel?”)Saddened by my future prospects — still I saw the comic aspectsAs I heard the gentle tapping, rapping at my office door.Winter winds were cruelly nipping, tearing at my… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
zoom A fire broke out today on board the Cidade de Maricá FPSO platform, operated by Brazilian offshore major Petrobras.The FPSO is deployed to Lula field Lula Alto area, within BM-S-11 block in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, which is under concession to a consortium comprised of Petrobras, BG E&P Brasil Ltda. and Petrogal Brasil S.A.The fire was contained by local firefighting equipment, Petrobras said.The production of the platform has been suspended and will be resumed as soon as security tests are performed, the company added.There were no injuries reported to the crew and no pollution to the environment.The competent authorities were informed of the occurrence, Petrobras added.World Maritime News Staff