Scorpions in control

first_img +C. Baugh Jr c wk. Hamilton b Joseph 73 N. Miller c wk. Hamilton b Cornwall 51 D. Jacobs lbw b Cornwall 6 M. Mindley not out 10 S. Cottrell c Liburd b Tonge 35 Extras (b5, lb4, nb2) 11 TOTAL (all out, 84.1 overs) 243 Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-39, 3-44, 4-54, 5-56, 6-68, 7-194, 8-194, 9-243, 10-243. Bowling: Tonge 22.1-4-76-3, Joseph 19-4-46-3, Cornwall 32-11-76-4, Taylor 6-0-18-0, Peters 1-0-10-0, Liburd 3-0-6-0, Hughes 1-0-2-0. HURRICANES 2nd Innings C. Hughes lbw b Miller 27 S. Jeffers not out 55 D. Cruickshank c Bernard b Jacobs 14 N. Bonner b Mindley 10 Extras (b4, lb1, w1) 6 TOTAL (3 wkts, 32.3 overs) 112 Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-94, 3-112. Bowling: Cottrell 2-0-17-0, Mindley 3.3-2-12-1, Miller 13-2-33-1, Campbell 4-0-15-0, Lambert 3-0-13-0, Jacobs 7-0-17-0. Position: Hurricanes lead by 33 runs overall. Toss: Hurricanes. Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Nigel Duguid. HURRICANES 1st Innings 164 SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 69 for six) Defiant half-centuries from wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr and spinner Nikita Miller has put Jamaica Scorpions in pole position heading into day three of their fourth round WICB First-Class Championship encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park. Resuming the day together with Jamaica reeling at 69 for six, in chase of the Hurricanes’ modest first innings total of 164, the duo went on to put on 126 for the seventh wicket to rally the Scorpions to 243. Facing a deficit of 79, the Leewards thereafter closed the day on an enterprising 112 for three, 33 runs ahead. Baugh Jr, recalled to squad after failing in the first two matches on the departure of Chadwick Walton due to study leave, hit a topscore with 73. His knock included seven fours in a  near four-hour stay at the wicket. Miller, in the meantime, demonstrating ability with the bat once more, hit 51 in  two hours and 26 minutes. He hit five fours. Also among the runs was Sheldon Cottrell who slammed 35 with  two sixes and three fours. Cornwall ended with four for 76, the impressive Alzarri Joseph, three for 46, and experienced pacer Gavin Tonge, three for 76. The Hurricanes came out with a positive mind-set in their second innings. Their counter-attack effort is being led by opener Shane Jeffers, who is  unbeaten on 55, after hitting a six and five fours. “It was a good innings by Baugh and Miller,” said Jamaica captain, Paul Palmer at the end of yesterday’s play. “The team was behind the eighth ball on day one, and thanks mainly to their perseverance, we are now ahead. “We just have to try as best as possible to restrict then to total of stay under 150, and after that, go for the runs,” he added. Play resumes at  10 a.m. today. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

Take course specialist Agakhan in Race 5

first_imgBoth the Pick-9 and Super-6s start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow, the Pick-9 offering a minimum payout of $1 million and the Super-6, $750,000 each.The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the second Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a 4-y-o and up restricted allowance race (non winners of three) over a mile, to be contested by eight starters.The field includes top contenders BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony Nunes and MIND SET, with top apprentice Linton Steadman riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.Indications are that it will come down to these two. BALLON D’OR ran encouragingly behind stable-companion SOUTHERN CRUISE over a mile last Saturday, finishing just over two lengths third. However, three weeks prior to that, he could only manage sixth to DREAMCOMETRUE and MIND SET over 1,500 metres. Hence, MIND SET is given the edge at the revised weights.The speedy CLASSICAL TRAIN, who is coming off a recent course win, is tipped to repeat in the second race over the round five course with apprentice Jerome Innis riding him from the convenient mark of 50.0kg in race two. The Ryan Darby-trained 5-y-o mare looks the speediest in the 10-horse field and will prove hard to catch, despite the obvious claims of FABULOUSCONNECTION who finished a strong second at long odds to EL CLIENTE over 1200 metres last Saturday.The third race over the straight five course for three and four-year-olds should provide the speedy 3-y-o colt DREAMLINER with a decisive victory, following his failed attempt as the favourite behind SHINING LIGHT and BUBBLING KITTEN over 1100 metres on January 16.The small field of six has a competitive look about it with BUBBLING KITTEN returning and recent course winner DWAYNE STAR joining the fray as fit as hands can make him. But the Wayne DaCosta-trained DREAMLINER, who was numbered among the top two-year-olds of last season, should take some catching with four-time champion Omar Walker sticking with the ride.QUEEN OF THE TOWN, who has finished second in her last two races, gets the nod over HE’S A DIAMOND and DEPUTY HEADGIRL in the fourth race over 1200 metres for maiden five-year-olds and up. She has been knocking at the door and with Jevanne Erwin retaining the ride, the Donovan Plummer-trained QUEEN OF THE TOWN should make no mistake.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by AGAKHAN (Dane Nelson up), who truly enjoys galloping over the straight, and the well-forward Wayne DaCosta-trained first time runner MY WAY (working brilliantly) in the sixth race over 1200 metres for native bred maiden three-year-olds.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MIND SET/BALLON D’OR(2) CLASSICAL TRAIN(3) DREAMLINER/BUBBLING KITTEN(4) QUEEN OF THE TOWN(5) AGAKHAN(6) MY WAY/LORD EQUUSlast_img read more

N.P. Search and Rescue group happy with added liability coverage

first_imgDostal says the North Peace Search and Rescue Group is a well used service. He says just this past week, volunteers responded to five calls for service, ranging from the Sikanni River near Fort Nelson to the Pine River, near Taylor.It’s been getting harder, Dostal says, because the local branch has been losing volunteers, quite possibly because they are afraid of being sued.[asset|aid=1786|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2305a4db1f947e28e646f20c8e898730-Dostal 2_1_Pub.mp3]Dostal says the 30 volunteers can now be safe knowing that they are covered with sufficient liability insurance. He says the insurance will probably be an added incentive to recruit more members.Advertisement Volunteers with the North Peace Search and Rescue group are breathing a collective sigh of relief after hearing some good news this week.The Province announced on Monday it will be adding $180,000 for liability coverage to protect the volunteers’ societies throughout British Columbia.President of the local Search and Rescue group, Rolf Dostal, says this request has been a long time coming.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1785|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2305a4db1f947e28e646f20c8e898730-Dostal 1_1_Pub.mp3]The issue came to light when a lawsuit was filed to a Search and Rescue group in Golden, B.C. The group withdrew its services after a lawsuit was filed by a Quebec man whose wife froze to death, after they went out-of-bounds skiing at a nearby resort.Since then, other Search and Rescue groups questioned the amount of coverage available if a similar incident occurred.Advertisement In September, the group will be looking for members to join the organization. If you are interested, and are in good physical health, call Rolf Dostal at 250-785-2004.last_img read more

Ruby taking her love to new town

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I tried singing in a gentle voice, but the herbivore didn’t seem interested in anything I had to say. Now I know that I ought to have tried tap dancing, since the “Pacinian corpuscles” in her feet are attuned to seismic communications. But this was more than 10 years ago, and I didn’t know then that for Ruby, living intimately with humans for 40 years must have been akin to going deaf. Ruby will soon be leaving her home at the L.A. Zoo, bound for Calaveras County and 2,300 acres at the Performance Animal Welfare Society Sanctuary north of Sacramento. There she will enjoy the subwoofer rumblings of her fellow Proboscidea Elephanstidae Loxodonta: Minnie, Rebecca, Annie, Winky and Wanda – all Asian elephants – and “71,” Mara and Lulu, fellow African elephants. Ruby will be much happier there, once she learns to sing like an elephant again. And if she should be so lucky as to experience a shift on one of the faults beneath her feet, it will likely feel as if the earth is singing to her. If all goes right, then Ruby will soon join a herd of strangers in a strange land who share 100 acres of grass, acacia trees, lakes and a Jacuzzi fit for an elephant with arthritis. The cost will be about $1 million, but it seems the least we can do, having murdered her family, chained and tortured her in ways we are still largely unaware of. Our only excuse is we didn’t know any better. We still don’t, but we’re learning. I encountered Ruby almost a decade ago surrounded by a few irritable human youngsters who had no interest in an elephant who was not doing tricks. Ah, if only I had known then that Ruby had come to the zoo from a circus. She probably loved doing tricks. It’s not like elephants do math in their heads when they get bored, but evidently sometimes a ball can serve as a companion for humans and elephants. I don’t sing very well but I tried an old Kenny Rogers song. My hope was to catch Ruby’s attention, but after a few verses I gave up. Elephants, I decided, are just big cows and dumb grass-eaters. I could not have been more wrong. They live constantly surrounded by family: at 12 they become adolescents, at 20 they are adults, at 40 middle age and at 70 their last set of teeth wears out. During their yearly migration they often pause where a herd member died. They show discrimination in choosing branches to swat flies or to scratch an itch and in finding rocks to play elephantine games of catch. Last week at the St. Louis zoo, Clara, a 54-year-old matriarch, was euthanized because she was no longer responding to her arthritis pain medications. Almost 50 years of standing on concrete so wore her footpads down that, for awhile, Clara had to wear sandals. It seemed a bitter irony for a dame once called “Clara the Dancer.” Ruby will have a nobler retirement. Ruby is not a human wearing an elephant suit. But respecting her “inner beast” certainly does not prevent me from asking that, “Please, Ruby, don’t take your love to town.” Kimit Muston is a freelance writer and former San Fernando Valley resident living in Indiana. For six years he wrote a weekly column for the Daily News.last_img read more

Remember when Man United’s done deal star embarrassed Arsenal by doing this?

first_imgManchester United have bid farewell to Nani as a switch to Fenerbahce was finally completed.Once regarded as the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’, the winger, after a promising start to his Old Trafford, is now being forced out of the club following several disappointing campaigns.The move will get the Red Devils £4.25m to pump into the coffers, which is quite the mark down on the £17.3m the paid Sporting Lisbon for his services back in 2007.Manchester United fans will remember the player with fondness but rue the fact he was never able to fully realise his potential in the Premier League.There is one moment that standout to many fans as they reminisce though.Back in 2008, Manchester United thrashed Arsenal 4-0 in the FA Cup and with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side cruising to victory, Nani picked up the ball and produced some excellent skill which embarrassed Justin Hoyte and provoked Mathieu Flamini into a wild lunge.After the game the Portuguese was criticised for his antics by Arsene Wenger – not that he cared.You can see the brilliant dribble above…last_img read more

HURLING: MINOR BOARD RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgMINOR BOARD HURLINGMinor B FinalBurt 3.13 St Eunans 2.5U 14Burt 4.13 Mc Cumhaills 5.5Dungloe/Gaothdobhair 3.11 Aodh Ruadh 0.0Setanta 7.9 Letterkenny Gaels 2.3Buncrana 8.6 Four Masters 2.4 20/5/14 Minor A Final Buncrana v Aodh Ruadh Mc Cumhaill Park 8 pm.21/5/14U 14 A League Semi Finals.Burt v BuncranaSt Eunans v Mc CumhaillsU 14 B League Semi FinalsFour Masters v SetantaDungloe/Gaothdobhair v Aodh RuadhHURLING: MINOR BOARD RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women’s Basketball To Host Missouri State In Battle Of Co-Leaders Of Missouri Valley Conference

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team and the Missouri State Lady Bears square off on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7) at the Knapp Center in a battle between the co-leaders of the Missouri Valley Conference. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast via On The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (15-6, 8-2 MVC) cruised past Wichita State by a score of 81-59 on Friday night as four different Bulldogs scored in double figures and the team shot a blistering 56.6 percent from the floor. Freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored a game-high 16 points while junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) added 15 points. A pair of Bulldog freshmen, Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Wichita State (5-16, 2-8 MVC) led for the final time by a score of 9-7 with 5:21 to play in the first quarter. The Bulldogs answered though as Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) and Wendell each scored six points in the final two minutes of the opening quarter as the Bulldogs outscored the Shockers 12-4 during that span to lead 25-13 after one period. Another run, this one a 17-2 spurt, propelled Drake to a 48-23 halftime advantage. In the final two quarters, Drake led by as many as 34 points, as the Bulldogs cruised to its second win over the Shockers this season. It’s the first time since the 2008-09 season that Drake has beat Wichita State twice in one season. Missouri State (15-7, 8-2 MVC) defeated UNI, 78-75, in overtime Friday in Cedar Falls, Iowa as sophomore Liza Fruendt hit a game-tying three with 21.4 seconds left in regulation to force OT. In the extra time, senior Tyonna Snow scored all 10 points for the Lady Bears as they earned their 10th consecutive MVC road win. Snow leads MSU in scoring at 15.3 points per game. The all-time series between Drake and Missouri State is one of the best and closest in the conference as the Lady Bears have a slight edge, 40-38, in the series. Drake edged Missouri State, 82-75, in the first meeting of the season in Springfield, Mo. back on Jan. 8. Following Sunday’s game, Drake has road games at Illinois State (Feb. 12) and at Indiana State (Feb. 14) next weekend. Both games will be online via On The Valley On ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

COUPLE IN COURT ON DOZENS OF BENEFIT FRAUD CHARGES

first_imgA COUPLE have appeared in court on dozens of benefit fraud charges.Martin Stokes, who is 25, and his 24-year-old wife Margaret, stood as the charges were put to them at Donegal Circuit Court.Stokes faced 39 charges of dishonestly obtaining benefits in Ballybofey and Letterkenny. His wife faced 20 charges, most of dishonestly obtaining social welfare payments.She also faced a charge of presenting a birth certificate in the name of Lisa Marie Reilly to the department of social protection in order to make a false claim.All the offences date back to 2008 and 2009.Mr Stokes was remanded in custody whilst his wife was released on continued bail.The case was adjourned until July.COUPLE IN COURT ON DOZENS OF BENEFIT FRAUD CHARGES was last modified: March 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycashdonegallast_img read more

Inaugural Nation Brand Forum to bring cohesion to efforts to build South African Nation Brand

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 22 August 2016 – Brand South Africa will on Wednesday 24 August 2016 host the inaugural Nation Brand Forum at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.The Forum, which will be opened by the Minister of Communication, Faith Muthambi, aims to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to consider and recommend ways in which the South African brand can be positioned as being globally competitive, in a cohesive manner.Since the Nation Brand is built on the three main pillars – government, business and civil society – a consultative approach is required to generate alignment so that all stakeholders are better able to collectively position the nation brand cohesively.A nation brand is also built through the country’s actions and behaviours, by a range of actors and stakeholders working in concert and communicating a consistent message. An understanding and appreciation of the inter-relationship between all stakeholders and their interaction with the Nation Brand, is very important in order to build the country’s reputation and shape perceptions.The forum also aims to share best practice in the discipline of nation branding.The Forum will include a plenary and breakaway sessions looking at pillars of the South African Nation Brand – Tourism, Governance and Social Cohesion, Investment and Exports and Culture, heritage and People. These breakaway sessions are aligned to the Nation Brand Hexagon which outlines who country brands are formed.Follow the conversation on #NationBrandForum.Media are invited as follows:Arrival and RegistrationALL08:30 – 9:00Opening with a 5min AV profiling strengths of South AfricaBackground to the forumBrand SA Chair09:05 – 09:15Keynote addressHonourable Minister of CommunicationsFaith Muthambi09:15 – 09:45Nation Brand PerformanceGM: ResearchPetrus De Kock09:45 – 10:05Building strong, sustainable brandsBrand SpecialistNathan Reddy10:05 – 10:25Briefing of the audienceBrand SA Chief Marketing officerLinda Magapatona-Sangaret10:25 – 10:30Tea/Coffee breakALL10:30 – 10:45Breakaway sessionALL10:45 –  12:30LunchALL12:30 – 13:30Feedback session in the plenary sessionALL13:30 – 14:45Wrap up and closing remarksBrand SA CEOKingsley Makhubela14:45 – 15:00last_img read more