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McCarthy misses maiden ton in WICB First-Class Championship

first_imgLed by a solid half-century from Andre McCarthy, Jamaica Scorpions made a positive start to their WICB First-Class Championship clash against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday.McCarthy, batting a number four, scored 92 as the Scorpions, electing to bat, closed the day on 230 for seven.McCarthy, the former West Indies Under-19 batsman, who last season was in and out of the side after a series of low scores, hit two sixes and two fours in a knock that lasted close to 31/2 hours.His innings, which laid the platform for a rally after the Scorpions, had sunk to 126 for five, saw McCarthy displaying a foray of entertaining on and offside shots. This included two huge sixes off left-arm spinner, Alston Bobb, which went over wide mid-on boundary and into the north stand.However, sitting on 92 for over close to 20 minutes, he eventually fell short of triple figures when he played around a straight ball from left-arm seamer, Kenroy Peters, and was adjudged leg before wicket.He was dismissed with the score on 214, a knock which came after he had put on a fighting 88 with David Bernard Jr for the sixth wicket.Bernard Jr, who throughout the partnership largely played an anchor role, finished the day on 32 not out, while with him is leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who is yet to score.”I went out there and tried to apply myself and wanted to get the team in a nice position going into the second day. However, I got out for 92, which is not acceptable,” explained McCarthy.”I feel disappointed in myself knowing that in nine first-class cricket matches I am yet to score a century, and this should have been it. But I guess I will just have to put that behind me now and focus on the second innings, where if I get the chance I hope to do better.”Earlier, Jamaica, after again leaving out West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman, Chadwick Walton, as well as fast bowler Nicholson Gordon, got off to a slow start.This was after the dismissal of young captain Paul Palmer Jr, who faced three balls before being caught at slip off towering fast bowler, Mervin Matthews, for zero.It was the third failure for the 23-year-old Palmer Jr in as many innings, having made a one-ball duck and a 77-ball against Barbados in the team’s opener at Kensington Oval.However, thanks to a 70-run second wicket stand between opener John Campbell and Kirk Edwards, the Scorpions were able to rally. Campbell made 48, while Edwards got 24.All-rounder Liam Sebastien, with five for 53 off 20 overs, led the way for the visitors. He dismissed Campbell and Carlton Baugh Jr, who made eight, leg before wicket, and Edwards and Brandon King, 17, caught at bat pad. His other victim, Nikita Miller, also went out caught, close to the wicket for eight.last_img read more

First subsea tree for Liza Phase 1 installed

first_imgExxonMobil on Monday announced that Liza Phase 1 development has reached another milestone with the installation of the first subsea tree.According to the company, a subsea tree monitors and controls the production of a subsea well. Affixed to the wellhead of a completed well, it can also manage fluids or gas injected into a well.The installation of the first subsea tree“The tree arrived in Guyanese waters on the Chouest C-Installer in February. Installation and testing began on April 11 and lasted for four days,” the company said in a release to the media.According to ExxonMobil, it was lowered into the water from the back deck of the multipurpose installation vessel via a crane, set in 1700 meters of water onto the first completed well then latched and locked into place using a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). The valves were then pressure tested.An underwater image of the subsea treeThe next tree is expected to be installed in May.The Liza Phase 1 development includes a subsea production system and a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel designed to have the capacity to process up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day from four subsea drill centres consisting of 17 wells which include eight producers, six water injectors and three gas injectors.Production start-up is scheduled for early 2020.US oil giant ExxonMobil has revised the estimated gross recoverable resource from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels.last_img read more

Juventus top Roma on penalties in friendly

first_imgThe match, between last season’s top two teams in Serie A, offered a tantalizing glimpse of the upcoming domestic campaign.Managers Massimiliano Allegri and Eusebio Di Francesco named strong starting lineups.Juventus were more active in the opening minutes and were rewarded in the 29th when Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic beat Federico Fazio onto a through ball from Alex Sandro, dribbling around Roma goalkeeper Allison and firing to make it 1-0 in the 29th minute.Roma’s Diego Perotti and Dzeko combined for three promising exchanges but were unable to break through and Roma went into the break a goal down.But Dzeko delivered the equalizer in the 74th, tapping in a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov from close range.But in the shootout, Marco Tumminello’s miss proved too much to overcome and Juventus handed Roma a second shoot-out defeat of the tournament.The match drew some 33,000 fans to Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus F.C Alex Sandro drives against Roma during their 2017 International Champions Cup match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts © AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARYNEW YORK, United States, Jul 31 – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What will the Warriors do this offseason?

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors fans have plenty of questions. Do the Warriors have the answers?More clarity will emerge during Thursday’s NBA draft and when free agency begins on June 30 at 6 pm PT. For now, Warriors fans are unanimously wondering where the Warriors go from here after losing to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the NBA Finals. That made for a pretty full inbox this week, and I promise I will answer all of the questions you have! Or at least attempt to answer.For now, keep the …last_img read more

EU nod for Mondi’s $782m German buy

first_img31 August 2012 South African paper maker Mondi has secured European Union regulatory approval for its US$782-million purchase of German packaging company Nordenia from majority shareholder Oaktree Capital. News agency Reuters reported on Thursday that the European Commission had said the deal would not hurt competition. “The acquisition of Nordenia offers Mondi Group a unique opportunity to create a leading consumer packaging business, build on long-term customer relationships across both businesses, and establish a platform to expand further in high-growth emerging markets,” Mondi Group CEO David Hathorn said last month, when the deal was first announced. Following the completion of the acquisition, Mondi said it would reorganise its Europe and international division into four businesses, namely uncoated fine paper, packaging papers, fibre packaging, and consumer packaging. Nordenia is an international supplier of consumer packaging solutions and hygiene components with 12 fully invested operating facilities in seven countries across Europe, North America and Asia. The company is also building a new greenfield plant in China, where operations are expected to begin in early 2014. Mondi is an international paper and packaging group with production operations across 28 countries, its key operations being located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

HTML5 Video Made Hackable By Handroll.tv

first_imgScott Rafer is a startup machine. He was one of 5 people at MyBloglog, the portable social network that caught fire in months and flipped to Yahoo, he was a co-founder of API management service to the stars Mashery and has held top executive positions at 6 other startups since leaving Kodak in the late 90’s. Today he’s unveiling his newest project and it’s a very ambitious one.Handroll.tv is an HTML5 video delivery platform. “In the whole Jobs vs. Flash debate, the back-end implications are largely being ignored,” he writes in a blog post today. “HTML5 video makes it very tough to hide anything — media files, player code, usage, video description metadata, social gestures, editing layers, and a hundred other savory morsels. That data feast will all be floating around and available to slice, dice, layer, and roll. Bridging from data availability to great new applications will require open services in which that data is gathered and laid out for use. Handroll.TV is working to be one of those services.”Rafer is joined in founding the company by technologist and business exec Donna Romer and Aaron Wadler, who was Linux Systems Administrator at SuperPoke, the app synonymous with obnoxious if very well scaled Facebook platform applications.Right now the service is bare-bones. It’s a form that you can put any video file’s URL in and you’ll get HTML5 embed code and an API to poke it with. Eventually the service will support all kinds of analytics, authentication and even super-simple video editing. “Anyone who can hack a Tumblr or WordPress theme,” Handroll says, “can be a video editor — and with the same tools.”Rafer aims for maximum openness with the service. He sees a giant abyss of opportunity in HTML5 video; he and his team intend to jump right into that abyss.“Basically none of the code is proprietary. It’s a big open database in the back. I don’t have any clue what the revenue model is here. It will be our database, we’ll have computationally more efficient ways to pull data from it than other people can, just because being database host has advantages. If someone is trying to pull a ton of data out of us, that’s premium. The ability to be social inside the video and mashup without video editing is going to change the online video market. Somebody’s going to figure out how to do the next big video service.”Could that somebody be Handroll.tv? Time will tell, but this is definitely an early service worth paying very close attention to. It’s sure to shake things up.Photo of Rafer by Dave Sifry.Disclosure: In addition to being awesome, Mashery is a long-time sponsor of ReadWriteWeb. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#Video Services#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Roger Federer quite sure of Bhupathi-Bopanna’s chances of a medal at London Olympics

first_imgRoger Federer does not have a clue about the turmoil that rocked Indian tennis before the Olympics. But he is quite sure that Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have a decent chance of winning a medal at the Games that start on Friday.Bhupathi and Bopanna had a bitter feud with the All India Tennis Association after refusing to play with India’s no. 1 doubles player Leander Paes and insisting on being sent as a team for the Olympics.The seventh seeds will start their campaign against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury of Belarus.Paes, on the other hand, has been paired with a lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan and the unseeded duo will start off against the Dutch team of Robin Hasse and Jean-Julien Rojer.”I would love to play any of the Indian teams, but Bopanna and Bhupathi are closer to us in the draw,” said Federer, who would be pairing with Stanislas Wawrinka to defend the men’s doubles gold.”I don’t know why they (Bhupathi and Paes) didn’t play together, but Bopanna is a very good player himself and I’m sure on grass they will have a chance to do very well,” added the Swiss, who won a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title last month.Federer, a strong favourite to win the singles gold after defending champion Rafael Nadal’s injury-forced pullout, said getting the doubles gold is equally important for him.”Obviously winning the Olympic gold with Stan in Beijing was one of the most incredible feelings I’ve ever had on atennis court,” said Federer.advertisement”Hopefully, we can do well again. We haven’t played much doubles of late. Thank God we are seeded, that helped us out a little bit in the draw,” he added.last_img read more