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Scorpions in charge

first_img SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 284 for five) J. Campbell c wk Ambris b Cottoy 135 S. Thomas lbw b Mayers 14 K. Edwards c Smith b Sebastien 23 A. McCarthy c Smith b Sebastien 20 J. Blackwood c Johnson b Cottoy 27 *P. Palmer b Johnson 82 D. Thomas c Hodge b Johnson 122 +A. Thomas lbw b Johnson 0 D. Jacobs c Mayers b Johnson 9 N. Gordon c Hodge b Sebastien 2 Nikita Miller not out 0 Extras (b2, lb6, w3) 11 Total (all out, 134.4 overs) 445 Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-111, 3-169, 4-222, 5-237, 6-415, 7-415, 8-429, 9-436, 10-445. Bowling: Matthew 16-6-32-0, Johnson 22.4-2-84-4 (w2), Mayers 22-9-44-1 (w1), Sebastien 38-4-113-3, Cottoy 27-1-128-2, Hodge 1-0-12-0, Theophile 8-1-24-0. VOLCANOES 1st Innings D. Smith run out 26 T. Theophile b D Thomas 16 J. Robinson c McCarthy b Jacobs 31 G. Pope b Miller 14 S. Ambris+ c D Thomas b Miller 50 K. Cottoy not out 4 K. Hodge not out 2 Extras (b4, lb1, nb1) 6 Total (5 wkts, 48 overs) 149 To bat: K Mayers, K Cottoy, M Matthew, D Johnson Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-48, 3-72, 4-138, 5-146. Bowling: Gordon 5-0-17-0, McCarthy 8-1-25-0, D Thomas 5-1-16-1 (nb1), Miller 16-4-41-2, Jacobs 13-3-42-1, Campbell 1-0-3-0. Position: Volcanoes trail Scorpions by 296 runs. Toss: Jamaica Scorpions. Umpires: Deighton Butler, Gregory Brathwaite. SCOREBOARD Partnership KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC): Devon Thomas fashioned his second first-class hundred but his first in regional cricket, while left-arm spinner Nikita Miller then grabbed two wickets to inch towards 400 first-class wickets, as Jamaica Scorpions dominated Windward Islands Volcanoes on the second day of their ninth-round contest yesterday. The right-handed Thomas, an Antiguan who captained Leeward Islands Hurricanes up to last season, stroked an enterprising 122 to guide his new side up to 445 all out in their first innings at the Arnos Vale Stadium. Captain Paul Palmer struck a career-best 82 in a fabulous 178-run, sixth wicket partnership with Thomas, which enabled Scorpions to build on their overnight 284 for five. Left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson was the best bowler, with four for 84, while off-spinner and captain Liam Sebastien picked up three for 113, and leg-spinner Keron Cottoy, two for 128. In reply, Volcanoes were going strong at 138 for three, but lost two wickets late in the day to finish on 149 for five – still 296 runs behind going into day three. Sunil Ambris top-scored with a breezy 50 off 77 balls, with five fours and a six, rookie Jerlani Robinson chipped in with 31, while veteran opener Devon Smith struck 26. The 33-year-old Miller, who has played one Test and 46 One-Day Internationals, but has been overlooked by selectors for the last 12 months, knocked over Under-19 World Cup star Gidron Pope for 14 and then claimed Ambris, to move to 398 first-class wickets. Thomas owned the day, however, with a classy innings – only his second triple- figure score in seven years. Resuming the day on 24 not out, he counted 13 fours and two sixes in a knock that spanned 166 deliveries and just over 31/2 hours.last_img read more

Schweinsteiger expects tears on his Bayern farewell

first_img0Shares0000Bastian Schweinsteiger trained with Chicago Fire in Munich on Sunday to prepare for his farewell match at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena on Tuesday, when he will play a half for both clubs. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeBERLIN, Germany, Aug 27 – Bastian Schweinsteiger expects to shed a few tears on Tuesday on his final Bayern Munich appearance during his testimonial against current club Chicago Fire.The 34-year-old former Germany captain will play a half each for Bayern and Chicago at the Allianz Arena (1830 GMT). It will be his farewell appearance in Munich, having quit his childhood club for Manchester United in 2015 after 17 years and a total of 20 titles with Bayern.Schweinsteiger wept when he received a standing ovation on his 121st and final appearance for Germany in a 2-0 friendly win over Finland two years ago in Moenchengladbach.More tears are to be expected in Munich on Tuesday.“I somewhat underestimated that when I retired from the national team,” admitted Schweinsteiger on his return to Munich.“I felt lots of emotions, you have so many images in your head and let yourself be led by that.“There are already so many memories coming back up.“It was a great time, Bayern is always in my heart, but I know it’ll be emotional for me.”It was obvious from the huge smile on his face at Bayern’s training ground that he is enjoying being back in Munich.Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit on Sunday on his return to Munich ahead of his testimonial at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeOn Sunday, he was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit at a civil ceremony, where Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder described the 2014 World Cup winner as a ‘living legend’.“I’m overwhelmed, I accept the medal on behalf of all Bayern fans – many of whom deserve this,” said Schweinsteiger humbly.The football star from the Upper Bavarian town of Kolbermoor, near the border with Austria, said he missed his homeland.“Friends and family, the mountains – and the Kaiserschmarrn (a Bavarian dessert),” are the things he misses most living in Chicago with his wife, former tennis star Ana Ivanovic, and their baby son.Schweinsteiger made more than 500 appearances for Bayern, who he joined as a 13-year-old.His last home appearance in the famous red shirt was when he scored in a 2-0 win against Mainz in May 2015, before moving to United two months later, and he has not been back to the Allianz Arena since.“At the time, I did not have the chance to say goodbye, so I’m very grateful that FC Bayern are giving me a farewell match,” he said.“It’s great to be back here.“There’s a real feeling of being at home in Munich and seeing the people in the city again.”Bastian Schweinsteiger smiles as he meets fans on Sunday during a training session with Chicago Fire in Munich ahead of his testimonial on Tuesday against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, when he will play a half each for both clubs. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeHis popularity has its price and Schweinsteiger can not walk the streets of Munich “without a cap and sunglasses”, unlike in Chicago where his wife “is recognised more than me – she’s a bit prettier too,” he added with a grin.Despite recent results — Chicago sit second from bottom in the Eastern Conference of the North American MLS league — Schweinsteiger is enjoying playing in the States.“I feel good physically, it’s fun to drive to training each day and I play every game,” he said and hopes to play another few seasons for Fire, who he joined in 2017 after 18 months at Old Trafford.“I’ll take things from year to year.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A’s keep rolling, earn seventh consecutive win in return to Coliseum

first_imgOAKLAND — Khris Davis may be down for the count, but the power is still pumping at Oakland Coliseum.The latest rays of light came from Matt Olson, Mark Canha (back-to-back) and Stephen Piscotty, all of whom went yard Friday in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s have won seven straight and, not coincidentally, hit 19 home runs over that streak.A change in location — against a bottom-feeding team like Detroit, no less — could be credited for the offensive spark. But, according to …last_img read more

19 days agoSolskjaer has ‘no excuses’ after Man Utd fall to lowly Newcastle

first_imgSolskjaer has ‘no excuses’ after Man Utd fall to lowly Newcastleby Freddie Taylor19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says there are “no excuses” for Manchester United after their 1-0 loss to Newcastle United on Sunday.The Red Devils poor season went from bad to worse with the defeat at St. James’ Park, caused by Matty Longstaff’s first goal for Toon.United now have nine points from eight Premier League games.They were without a number of senior players, including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, but Solskjaer refused to blame the result on their absence.He told Sky Sports: “We’re disappointed. We did lack quite a few key players but that’s no excuse.”The players worked hard and ran their socks off but at the moment we’re in a place we’re not used to. Some of the boys lack a little bit of composure and we don’t create enough chances to win a game of football.”They stay together as a team but we don’t create.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Miami Women’s Basketball Coach Blasts Texas A&M

first_imgKatie Meier poses in front of a Miami basketball poster.Twitter/@CoachKatieMeierMiami women’s basketball coach Katie Meier was not happy with the sexist slides from the Texas A&M football women’s clinic, which have gotten the Aggies criticized nationally and led to the suspension of two staff members.Last night, Meier blasted A&M on Twitter for the slides. She also expressed disapproval for only punishing offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks with two-week suspensions.Miami women’s basketball coach Katie Meier fires back at the Aggies’ presentation.This cannot be REAL life in 2016 college athletics. We are EDUCATORS. We WORK in higher education. W set standards https://t.co/WMvuRgXn8e— Katie Meier (@CoachKatieMeier) July 30, 2016 The actual slides are degrading and offensive. I have seen them. 2 week suspension is a joke. Change the culture https://t.co/586e9HTevu— Katie Meier (@CoachKatieMeier) July 30, 2016Meier is a well-respected coach, having compiled a 283-188 record (.591 winning percentage) at Charlotte and Miami. She has taken the Hurricanes to five NCAA Tournaments in the last six years.One of the suspended A&M coaches, Jim Turner, has been in hot water before. Turner was the offensive line coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2012-13 and was a major figure in the team’s bullying scandal.A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement apologizing for the action’s of his staffers.“There is absolutely no place in our program or in our University community for inappropriate conduct or degrading comments towards women, or anyone, regardless of intent.[…]“On behalf of Aggie football, I want to apologize for the comments at Chalk Talk and also for my failure to review their individual presentations. I want to thank the almost 700 women who came out this week who not only participated in the program but who supported a worthy cause in the Twin City Mission.”For a coach rumored to be on the hot seat, this is probably the last thing Sumlin needed.last_img read more

$49 Million Set Aside for Poverty Reduction Programme

first_imgA sum of $49 million has been set aside for the Poverty Reduction Programme II in the Ministry of National Security.This has been outlined in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project, which is being financed by the European Union, seeks to contribute to poverty alleviation through sustainable growth with emphasis on the promotion of community safety and the reduction of criminal behaviour in volatile and vulnerable communities.Activities to be undertaken this financial year include: renovation of the Tivoli Gardens, Hunts Bay and Spanish Town Police Stations; provision of furniture and equipment for all three stations; and furnishing and equipping the community rooms of the Half-Way Tree and Hunts Bay Police Stations.Achievements up to March 2013 include completion of drawings and Bills of quantities for the Tivoli Gardens Police Station.The project which commenced in April 2009 is slated to end in May 2014, following a number of extensions.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important UN official

first_imgUnited Nations: The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. “The contribution, collaboration with India is also quite important, being one of the major emitters. Prime Minister Modi met only a few days ago with the Secretary General in Biarritz and recommitted to continue to lead on climate and particularly dealing with solar energy which they have a huge and very important initiative,” UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit Luis Alfonso de Alba said here Tuesday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US De Alba cited the example of India’s leadership on climate action while responding to a question on the response from Asian countries on combating climate change. He referred to the recent meeting between Modi and Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France, where the two leaders had fruitful discussions on climate issues. “We had extensive deliberations on key issues, most notably ways to strengthen the efforts to mitigate climate change,” Modi had said on Twitter following his meeting with Guterres. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The UN official also lauded efforts by Indian companies and said he has been very encouraged by the response of companies globally in tackling climate change. “In my own experience, visits that I have had, the latest one was to India. There was a meeting with a huge number of the (biggest) companies – Tata, Mahindra and others, the cement industry etc, he said adding that the industry is getting very much involved in climate action and climate response. On China, he said the message has been given to Beijing that it must pay attention to greening its Belt and Road Initiative. We would like the Chinese initiative to not finance the coal plants but offer other possibilities. We have engaged quite closely with them and I could say that we are quite positively encouraged.” With a view to boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23 to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda. De Alba said the Summit is expected to be attended by over 100 world leaders. Modi is expected to address the climate summit, along with other world leaders. As part of a weekend of events leading up to the Climate Action Summit, the UN Youth Climate Summit will be held at the world body’s headquarters and is expected to be attended by about 600 youth leaders and activists. The Youth Climate Summit will feature a full-day of programming that brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. Young climate activist Vishnu P R, from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is among 100 outstanding climate champions selected from around the world for a special ‘Green Ticket’ that will help them travel to the UN headquarters to participate in the first-ever Youth Climate Summit. Vishnu is the CEO of ‘Change Can Change Climate Change (C5) Foundation’, an organisation focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. C5 is a youth-led initiative that was originally designed as a sustainable volunteer development platform which will be a model for the whole nation starting from Thiruvananthapuram, which has now become a platform with more than 10,000 registered youngsters in the district, the UN said. In order to ensure that the transformative actions in the real economy are as impactful as possible, the Secretary-General has prioritised several action portfolios, which are recognised as having high potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions and increased global action on adaptation and resilience. These action portfolios include finance, energy transition, industry transition, nature-based solutions, mitigation strategy. De Alba said the coalitions will be led by one or two countries. The coalition on transforming industry is led by India and Sweden, while coalition on mitigation is led by Chile, that on energy transition by Ethiopia and Denmark and public finance by France, Qatar and Jamaica.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Nov 13 2017

NBA Oh, and don’t forgetoh no I hope the poor guy is okay We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeI still can’t believe they televised itThe San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants 31 to 21 at home Sunday. This was a historically awful game. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it is only the third time in the Super Bowl era when two teams with only one combined win entered a game in Week 10 or later. This travesty was televised in two of America’s biggest media markets. New York is now 1-8 and San Francisco is 1-9. If anything, this hampers San Francisco’s quest for the top overall pick of the draft: Last week they were projected to finish the season with 1.6 wins, compared to the 1.5 wins projected for the Cleveland Browns and 4.0 wins projected for New York. But after Sunday, Cleveland is projected to get 1.4 wins, San Francisco is forecasted to finish with 2.4, and New York with 3.2. [ESPN]Awful challenges have a new godYesterday Chicago Bear Benny Cunningham caught a football and came quite close to the end zone with it. The refs said it was not a touchdown. Coach John Fox disagreed and challenged that call, arguing that it was indeed a touchdown. Upon review, the refs noticed that Cunningham actually fumbled the ball at the pylon and, thus, not only was the play not a touchdown, but indeed it was no longer even Bears ball, and that posession went to Green Bay. This single sequence of events reduced Chicago’s win probability by 20 percent. They’d lose 23-16. [ESPN, The Ringer]Notre Dame, outCongratulations to the University of Miami, who after routing Notre Dame now have 48 percent chance of making the college football playoff. I want to apologize to John Kelly of Jersey City, N.J. for elevating his hopes of Notre Dame’s playoff potential. That’s on me, buddy. [FiveThirtyEight]Badgers doing goodThere are 20 schools that rank among the top 50 all-time winningest schools in both men’s NCAA football and basketball. As it stands right now — comparing the harmonic mean of the basketball and football teams of those schools — the University of Wisconsin is currently the best two-sport school in the country. [FiveThirtyEight]Philadelphia has hope for the first time in city’s sporting history, let’s keep inflating thatThe Sixers look really solid. This is an absurd thing after what they’ve endured over the past several years. Through Sam Hinkie’s tenure as general manager, the 76ers plunged to a depth of Elo ratings that it’s rare to recover from, yet here we stand with a Sixers team in spitting distance of average, nay, good even. Only six teams in NBA history have pulled off such an awful nosedive and peeled out of it in a similar timely fashion. [FiveThirtyEight]U.S. Wins!Team USA has won the Four Nations cup in Tampa topping the women’s national hockey teams of Canada, Finland and Sweden with a 5-1 defeat of Canada in the final in Tampa on Sunday. This bodes very well for the team at the Olympics this winter. [USA Hockey, The Ice Garden]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number21.4 percentWith the 49ers win over the Giants, only one team in the league does not yet have a win, the Cleveland Browns. From now until week 11 through week 17, FiveThirtyEight gives the Brown’s opponents a respective 77 percent, 82 percent, 82 percent, 78 percent, 73 percent, 78 percent and 93 percent chance of beating them. Combine that and you get a 21.4 percent chance that each of the Browns opponent wins and thus Cleveland finishes 0-8. Still, that does mean that the team has an implied 78.6 percent chance of not going undefeated. The question is, how lucky does Cleveland feel? [FiveThirtyEight, Walt Hickey]Leaks from Slack: Men have some work to do College Football See more college football predictions See more NBA predictions See more NFL predictions emily:[11:24 PM]fun lil *A Tale of Two National Teams* going on with the USA W/M Ice Hockey teams. Circumstances are a lil different of course (no NCAA players called up yet, a big deal for a non-NHLer MNT), but both teams played in Four Nation Tournaments this past weekend, the WNT at the Four Nations against some big competition in Canada, Finland and Sweden. They left the champions and undefeated, beating Canada twice! The MNT played the Deutschland Cup against the not-so-big competition of Russia, Germany, and Slovakia. They left winless with a goal differential of 4-12. The WNT had a goal differential of 22-5.[11:25]I am immensely curious to see how this all pans out in PyeongChang both in performance and media coverage.Predictions NFL All newsletters read more

Gattuso warns AC Milan We cant rely on Higuain for everything

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has warned the club that they cannot allow themselves to depend solely on Gonzalo Higuain to improve their fortunes this seasonThe Argentina international completed his move to the Rossoneri earlier this month as part of a swap deal alongside Juventus teammate Mattia Caldara with defender Leonardo Bonucci going the other way back to Turin.But it’s the arrival of Higuain that has captured the interest of the Milan supporters with his record of 111 goals in 177 appearances in the Serie A in his five years in Italy through spells with both Napoli and Juventus.And Higuain got off to a promising start for Milan by scoring against old club Real Madrid in a friendly at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.But, despite his emerging importance for Milan this season, Gattuso has cautioned against placing too many expectations on the 30-year-old.“We’re going nowhere if we just rely on one player, even if it is Higuain. It’s not enough,” said Gattuso, according to Goal.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“In order to be credible, you have to do the work throughout the week, encouraging your team-mates and not insulting them. I’ve seen all of that since he arrived here.”While Higuain had equalised for Milan, after Karim Benzema’s second-minute opener, it proved to be the only highlight of the game for the Serie A giants with Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral both scoring to secure Real a 3-1 win.“Last season our biggest problem was that we played some attractive football without bringing home a result, and now we’ve got the same regrets, so it’s something we need to improve,” continued Gattuso.“We’ve got to avoid conceding goals at the end of each half. It was a good performance overall, the side is in good shape and plays well. In general, I am happy, as we have strengthened this summer.“It’s true the gap with Juventus remains very large, but we are young and on the right track. If we continue like this, I don’t think it’ll take long to bridge that gap.”Milan will begin their Serie A campaign at home to Genoa on Sunday.last_img read more

ABMs Women in BtoB Awards Celebrates an Era of Change

first_imgInan odd moment, considering the venue, Chu Pao announced to attendeesthat she recently decided to step down from her position at McGraw-Hillto move to Tennessee for her husband’s new job at VanderbiltUniversity. “For me, this is a personal decision,” she said. “I’vereceived a lot of shocked reactions from friends and coworkers.” American Business Media president Gordon Hughes opened the Women inBusiness-to-Business Honors in New York last night by recalling thatwhen he first joined ABM, there was only one woman on its board ofdirectors. “What a difference 10 years makes in our industry,” Hughessaid. “Today we are going to celebrate an era of change.” Aday after President Barack Obama’s inauguration, both Hughes and CBSNews correspondent and 2008 Crain award recipient Erin Moriartyhighlighted the advances that women have made since the 1960s,paralleling them with the fight of Obama’s predecessors fought in orderto make the election of a black president a reality. Honoreesincluded Ogilvy North American co-CEO Carla Hendra, Platts/McGraw-Hillglobal energy division president Victoria Chu Pao, M2MEDIA360 presidentand CEO Marion Minor, and General Electric global executive director,advertising and branding Judy Hu.When asked how they were ableto achieve c-level successes, Hendra, said: “It’s not a plan,”crediting work ethic and the willingness to fail as key components toclimbing the corporate ladder.“Always make sure you areslightly uncomfortable in your position,” said Chu Pao. “When you cando it with your eyes closed, it’s time for a new challenge.”last_img read more