Jaguars in strong position

first_img SCOREBOARD Chanderpaul and captain Leon Johnson posted 66 for the second wicket as the Jaguars recovered from a shaky start. Johnson made 42 before he was caught behind by Carlton Baugh Jr off the bowling of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs. The other wicket to fall was that of Vishaul Singh, who was run out for 17. Young Chanderpaul, whose father is a substitute for the encounter, has so far batted for 189 minutes and has faced 149 balls. Play will resume today at 10 a.m. AT BEAUSEJOUR: WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51). TRINIDAD RED FORCE 153 for two (Yannic Cariah 58 not out, Narsingh Deonarine 58 not out; Kevin McClean 2-37). AT KENSINGTON OVAL: BARBADOS PRIDE 368 (Roston Chase 136 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-71, Sherwin Peters 3-36, Nelson Boland 2-82). LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 170 (Sherwin Peters 44; Ashley Nurse 5-65, Miguel Cummins 4-18). SHAKY START JAGUARS 1st Innings 189 SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 63 for four) A. McCarthy lbw b Permaul 27 T. Lambert lbw b Permaul 18 +C. Baugh Jr b Jacobs 5 R. Powell c Johnson b Permaul 13 N. Miller c Singh b Motie 7 S. Cottrell lbw b Jacobs 8 M. Mindley not out 6 Extras (lb4, w1, nb13) 18 TOTAL (all out, 67.5 overs) 146 Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-59, 4-63, 5-89, 6-97, 7-118, 8-128, 9-135, 10-146. Bowling: Reifer 11-3-37-1 (nb2), Joseph 11-0-42-0 (nb11), Barnwell 5-1-10-1, Permaul 22.5-14-25-5 (w1), Motie 11-5-18-1, Jacobs 7-2-10-2. JAGUARS 2nd Innings T. Chanderpaul not out 39 A. Fudadin lbw b Mindley 9 *L. Johnson c wkp Baugh b Jacobs 42 V. Singh run out 17 R. Reifer not out 12 Extras (lb5, nb9) 14 TOTAL (3 wkts, 47 overs) 133 Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-83, 3-111. Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-18-0 (nb1), Mindley 9-1-37-1 (nb7), Jacobs 12-2-25-1 (1), Miller 6-1-13-0, Campbell 8-3-16-0, Powell 8-0-19-0. Toss: Scorpions. Umpires: Jacqueline Williams, Peter Nero. The Guyana Jaguars are in a strong position to force a victory over the Jamaica Scorpions in their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Guided by an undefeated knock of 39 from young opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyana were 133 for three at the close of yesterday’s second day. They now have an overall lead of 176, having made 189 in their first innings. The Scorpions made 146 in their first innings. Resuming on 63 for four with Andre McCarthy, not out on eight, and former captain Tamar Lambert, yet to face a ball, Jamaica were undermined by spinner Veerasammy Permaul. The short left-hander, varying his spin and flight to telling effect, claimed an impressive five for 25 off 22.5 overs. Off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 10, was next best, while lanky 20-year-old left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, playing in his first season, extended his leading wicket-taker tally to 29 with one for 18. McCarthy, whose alliance with Lambert yielded 26 runs before he was adjudged leg before wicket to Permaul, topscored for the Scorpions with 27. Lambert was also dismissed leg before wicket by Permaul after making a painstaking 18 off 109 balls in 129 minutes. Devon Thomas, with 30 on the first day, emerged as the innings’ highest scorer.last_img read more

6 Climate Change Resources

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Lists#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshirocenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Excuse the pun, but while climate change isn’t usually a hot topic during the winter months, a number of companies have released environmental resources in conjunction with this week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. World leaders are currently convening in Copenhagen to tackle our toughest environmental issues and provide positive solutions to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Below are just some of the resources netizens can consult to learn about the issues.1. COP15 Twitter and Facebook Pages: Those interested in following regular updates from the United Nations Climate Change Conference can track the official Twitter feed and Facebook page. Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to post conference proceedings as events take place. 2. OneClimate.net: This service offers a live stream of Copenhagen conference interviews via a Justin.tv channel entitled Copenhagen Live 24/7. Viewers can also join the service’s social network and create blog posts, comments and groups. 3. America.gov’s YouTube Channel: For a look at the on-the-ground videos coming from Copenhagen, America.gov is uploading a range of YouTube videos featuring the citizen-driven street action currently taking place. 4. Google Earth Tours: Google Earth released a series of six new tours that inform users about human health, renewable energy, wildlife and ocean conservation. From looking at meningitis in Africa, to renewable wind farms in the Appalachians, to wildlife corridors and migration patterns, Google is offering users information on how global warming affects all aspects of our lives. Members can check out the tour page to view narrated videos and download the Google Earth tours. You can also visit ReadWriteWeb’s list of climate change mapping resources. 5. In My Backyard: The National Energy Laboratory created an online tool to measure the amount of electricity you can produce through solar and wind power in your backyard. Using a Google Maps mashup, the service allows you to gain a rough estimate on your off-the-grid power generating capabilities by measuring your roof and yard size and calculating your estimated output. 6.Junfrau Climate Guide: The Jungfrau Climate Guide offers users a chance to explore the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland and the effects of climate change on the region. Those hiking the Alps receive audio alerts when their phone GPS indicates that they’ve reached one of 43 hotspots. The hotspot alerts trigger information about climate change, natural hazards and the recession of glaciers. If you’ve got more services to add to our list of climate change resources, let us know in the comments below. last_img read more

Revival of the outdated airfields in Bihar

first_imgGoats and buffaloes routinely patrol the Bhagalpur airport runwayThe popular perception of Bihar is of a state where snails move faster than trains and a 100 metre of bitumened roads without potholes is considered an expressway. But the state’s transportation industry can take heart if recent “discoveries” are anything to,Goats and buffaloes routinely patrol the Bhagalpur airport runwayThe popular perception of Bihar is of a state where snails move faster than trains and a 100 metre of bitumened roads without potholes is considered an expressway. But the state’s transportation industry can take heart if recent “discoveries” are anything to go by. The state Government recently “stumbled” upon 21 airfields, most of them over half-a-century-old that now lie abandoned. Some of these were built during World War II and the Chinese aggression of 1962. The euphoria created by this “discovery” is unmatched and has prompted both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi to say that these have sparked off hopes for the state’s economic revival.The Government is so excited that it asked the officials to draw up plans to revive these airfields and link them to Patna and metros like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. It also wants to introduce an air taxi network to connect the Buddhist circuits of Patna, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Vaishali (Hajipur), Sarnath (Varanasi) and Kushinagar. The Government has plans to use the airfield to review and monitor development activities too. Of the 21 airfields, three are under the control of the Indian Air Force, five have kachcha runways, nine have been classified as “abandoned”, while the rest, though have metalled runways, are without any navigational, meteorological or technical support. Most airfields have no boundary walls, which means that incoming aircraft-as and when that happens-will have to avoid the ubiquitous cows and buffaloes. But Captain Deepak Kumar Singh, joint director, Bihar Civil Aviation Department, says the Government has agreed to convert all kachcha runways into metalled ones and fence the airstrips.advertisementLalu built a helipad and sports complexNot long ago, the then Union Minister for Civial Aviation, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain had helped develop the airport at Bodhgaya into an international one. The airport, which now attracts lakhs of Buddhists annually, is bigger than the one in Patna and is directly linked with Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. Other air fields at Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur and Begusarai continue to rot though Hussain is using his rapport with the current Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to transform the Bhagalpur strip into an airport capable of handling 70-seater ATR. Situated midway between Kolkata and Patna, it makes sense to develop the airport, which could then be linked with other smaller airfields in the region. Besides, Hussain wants to create a “Silk Route” to connect Bhagalpur (famous for silk) with Varanasi and Delhi.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar feels many airports died an unnatural death due to sheer neglect. Samastipur is just one of them. Surrounded by a number of buildings, the airport has a 3,000-feet runway and was built in 1983. Since then, the airfield is mostly used during elections, when politicians descend from the skies in their choppers. According to Building Construction Department’s Assistant Engineer R.P. Singh, the runway has been reduced to a couple of helipads. This is in contrast to the one at Chhapra, which has a 3,000-ft long metalled runway. Not surprising since the MP who represents the constituency is Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. But like most other airfields in the state, it springs to life only on the odd VVIP visit or during elections.Nitish Kumar,CMDuring the decade-and-half long Lalu-Rabri regime, some of the airports used to witness sporadic takeoffs and landings, thanks to their propensity to hop on to state government planes and helicopters on “social justice” tours. Two helicopters (Lalu called them Uran-khatola, meaning flying cots) belonging to Pawan Hans were kept on 24×7 duty for Lalu. The state Government has three small airplanes, two of them beechcrafts. One was purchased when the state saw a fairly long spell of Governor’s rule. Only when a popular government came to power did the state realise the enormity of the scandal involved in the plane’s purchase. The comptroller and auditor general in his report pointed out: “The Government failed to realise value for money as it purchased a phased-out model of aircraft at the cost of Rs 13.23 crore without inviting competitive bids when a substantially upgraded model of the same was available at a marginally higher cost”.The Nitish Kumar Government, however, chose to ignore the report. Besides, by the standards of scams in Bihar, Rs 13.23 crore seemed like a pittance. As politicians cutting across party lines grouped together to push the scandal under the carpet, the state Government has vowed to develop neglected airfields in the belief that this will turn around Bihar’s commercial and development fortunes. Welcome Aboard.advertisementlast_img read more

Not SAI’s duty to treat Dutee so shabbily

first_imgSports View by S. Kannan.The Sports Authority of India has shown complete insensitivity in dealing with the plight of young and promising athlete Dutee Chand.Days before the Indian track and field team was to leave for Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games, news broke that the Orissa girl was ineligible to compete because of an increased androgen level in her body. In the normal course, androgen (primarily testosterone) levels are usually associated with a male athlete. However, in case there is suspicion that a female athlete exhibits certain male characteristics and it gives her an extra edge over the field, there is cause for checking for hyperandrogenism.This is not the first time a female athlete from India has been embarrassed and made to feel like a dope cheat. Call it exuberance or sheer callousness, the way the SAI and the Athletics Federation of India has dealt with Dutee is awful.Sources in SAI say a test was called for by the AFI on the reigning 100 and 200 metres sprint champion as it felt something was amiss. Whether it was due to certain changed physical characteristics or something else is best known to the AFI.Then again, this is not the first time a female athlete at home has faced such trauma. To be sure, every other person knows the names of Shanti Soundarrajan, silver medalist at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, who failed a gender test.The name of Pinki Pramanik is even more famous, as the 2002 Busan Asian Games gold medalist flunked a gender test and was later accused of rape in Kolkata. If you talk to old timers who were part of India’s campaigns as long back as the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok, a track and field athlete failed a gender test. Yet, the officials showed great care in keeping her name under wraps.advertisementAthlete Dutee Chand.Not many would know that the athlete in question was so traumatised, her teammates and coaches felt she could even have committed suicide at that point of time. Nobody went to the media and shouted out her name. Her anonymity is something which needs to be respected and she continues to work even today with the Indian Railways. Then again, in 1990, at the Beijing Asian Games, a woman hockey player failed a gender test and had to be sent home. In an age when TV channels were not around to rip open privacy and the internet did not exist, the player returned home safe and sound.Coming back to Dutee, it was not SAI’s duty to issue a press release and vilify her (without mentioning her name). Today, it is well known that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the international athletics body (IAAF) have stopped conducting gender tests as it has become so sensitive.Tests for hyperandrogenism are well prescribed and even in India the government has laid down the SOP (standard operative procedure) in black and white. If at all the SAI and AFI cared for Dutee, they would not have meted out such treatment to her. WHEN it comes to an athlete failing a dope test, what the SAI does is to inform the concerned federation and athlete. Once the ‘A’ sample comes positive, a test is ordered on the second sample called ‘B’. Mind you, nobody is in a hurry to tell the world a dope cheat has been caught.Benefit of doubt has to be given to athletes, as was the case in 2010 at home when so many athletes tested positive for MHA (methylhexanamine). The athletes said they were innocent and health supplements could be the cause. This time, Dutee has been painted like a cheat by the SAI, unmindful of the fact that she did not use anything to boost her hormone levels for achieving any advantage.In an age where the media feasts on sensational news, Dutee has become a victim for no fault of hers. As if to rub salt into the wounds, we have thick-skinned officials who tell us she could again compete as a female athlete if her androgen levels are below the prescribed limits of 2 nanograms per millilitre. For those unaware of the jargon, a nanogram is one-billionth of a gram!Logic demanded that the SAI and the AFI spoke to Dutee and her family in Orissa and pointed out that something was wrong. After that, she could have been pulled out of the squad. At least, that way, the young girl would not have been subjected to this kind of public humiliation where the average person now wonders if she is a boy or a girl.advertisementToday, when rape cases are mentioned, the name of the victim is not supposed to be given away. Take the case of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape victim in New Delhi. By and large, people have shown care in respecting her personal identity. The SAI, best known as a body which maintains stadia in India, cannot be allowed to get away with something which borders on character assassination. Athletes crave for respect, more so when they are down and out. Ideally, I would not have named the athlete, but it’s now out in full glare in public domain.s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

Brought in fit youngsters to replace seniors:ex-selector Karim

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim today said that the previous selection committee, which he was part of, had taken some tough decisions in order to take the countrys cricket forward. In a discussion on Innovation in Play, organised by Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here today, Karim said that he along with other selectors focussed on bringing in fit and skillful youngsters to replace experienced seniors to make the transition phase of Indian cricket smooth. Talking about how innovation can become the core driver of growth in any sport, Karim said: “We came in as national cricket selectors in 2012, a year after India had won the ODI World Cup. There were a number of senior players with immense contribution to the teams success. But after winning the 2011 World Cup, India had lost a few series. “So we had a vision on what we wanted to do in the next four years and that was to see India becoming No.1 team across all three formats of the game. We chose to select players who had high fitness levels, besides talent and skills, and slowly included them in the team. And eventually we met our goal of becoming number one in Tests, ODIs as well as Twenty20 cricket,” the former cricketer said. Karim said while people talk about innovation and growth in sports in India but ultimate game plan or measures needed to be implemented properly in order to achieve the goal. Besides Karim, other members of the panel included VN Prasood (General Secretary, Wrestling Federation of India), Goldie Behl (Filmmaker/producer and Co-Owner PWL franchise Haryana Hammers), Anurag Batra (Chairman & Editor In Chief, Businessworld), Hemanshu Chaturvedi (Sports Guru – HTC Sense). Speakers exchanged views on advances in technology and innovation adopted by various small and big organisations to sustain in the competitive environment and grow eventually. The session also saw 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Marwa Amri from Tunis and Commonwealth gold medallist Yana Rattigan share their experiences. Prasood, secretary WFI, said: “We, as an association, are keen to improve the standards of wrestling. Be it a small town, district or a state, training methods needs to improvise for promoting the game and taking it to the next level.” The Chairman & Editor In Chief of Businessworld said for any league or sport to grow in the country one needed to have a long term horizon. “Tables cannot turn soon as it takes time for things to develop and create an impact. Innovation will happen when we stay committed to the growth of the game,” Batra said. Goldie Behl felt people who love sports must get involved in various capacities to take a particular game forward. “You can be a good player, a passionate player but for any sport to grow everyone with love for sport needs to be involved in some or the other way. Sports is a feasible career option and with the current eco system, there are too many opportunities. Options like sports administration, coaching, etc must be explored thoroughly,” said Behl. PTI CM ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

TORONTOS TREY ANTHONY LANDS A DREAM JOB WRITING FOR OWN THE OPRAH

first_imgAdvertisement Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Critics have referred to Anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co‐creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise‐cracking, Joy, who has become an audience favorite!On August 6th, Trey posted this amazing news to her Facebook page: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Congratulations Trey!  Keep up the good work!You continuously prove to us that we should NEVER GIVE UP!FOLLOW TREY ANTHONY’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELSFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/trey.anthony.90TWITTER: https://twitter.com/treyanthonyINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirlinlove/STUDIO: http://www.treyanthonystudios.com/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0031028/ Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

New film Iqaluit takes viewers on journey to Nunavuts capital

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsA film titled “Iqaluit” was released in Montréal this week.Director Benoit Pilon takes viewers on an excursion to the capital of Nunavut.Pilon’s film offers a glimpse into the lives of people living in the north.drochette@aptn.calast_img

Woman who gives free haircuts to Calgarys homeless receives death threats

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsA Calgary woman who travels around the city giving haircuts to the homeless says her bus was vandalized and she has received death threats.But in spite of that, she’s trying to get back up and running for Christmas.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img