Scorpions score massive win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in WICB Four-Day Championship

first_imgCRICKET:KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Man-of-the-Match John Campbell snatched a five-wicket haul and then smashed a cameo, unbeaten half-century as Jamaica Scorpions broke their four-game losing slump in the Regional four-day championship with a convincing nine-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.Playing on the final day of the ninth round contest at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the 22-year-old claimed five for 106 with his part-time off-spin to send the hosts tumbling for 350 in their second innings.They resumed on 245 for four, but lost their last six wickets for 105 runs, with Campbell picking up four of the wickets to fall. Veteran left-arm spinner Nikita Miller provided support, taking four for 90.Devon Thomas (126), captain Liam Sebastien (52) and Kavem Hodge (45) led the Volcanoes’ scoring.Set 139 for victory, Scorpions raced to their target off 34.4 overs, with the left-handed Campbell pummelling a stroke-filled 83 and fellow opener Shacaya Thomas scoring 52.Campbell faced just 97 deliveries and belted six fours and four sixes, putting on 133 with the right-handed Thomas, who counted four boundaries in a 107-ball knock.He raised his half-century off just 52 deliveries, with four fours and two sixes, while Thomas was far more sedate, requiring 105 balls in nearly two hours.The victory, which brought Scorpions 19 points, was their first since the first week of December last year when they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Pride winAT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE IN TRINIDAD: Barbados Pride defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by seven wickets on the final day of their ninth round clash here yesterday.Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66) and 74 for three (Shai Hope 36, Kraigg Brathwaite 31). RED FORCE 226 (Kyle Hope 77, Yannick Ottley 37; Kemar Roach 4-45, Jomel Warrican 3-44) and 240 (Kyle Hope 76, Imran Khan 39, Marlon Richards 39; Jomel Warrican 5-54, Kevin Stoute 4-50).AT SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS CRICKET GROUND IN ANTIGUA: Leeward Islands Hurricanes drew with Guyana Jaguars on the final day here yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 430 (Montcin Hodge 149 not out, Gavin Tonge 59, Kieran Powell 55, Daron Cruickshank 43, Keacy Carty 33, Orlando Peters 29; Chris Barnwell 2-68, Veerasammy Permaul 2-77). JAGUARS 190 (Shiv Chanderpaul 48, Rayon Reifer 45, Vishaul Singh 25; Gavin Tonge 4-37, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-59, Alzarri Joseph 2-34) and 222 for eight (Leon Johnson 79, Vishaul Singh 32, Shiv Chanderpaul 25 not out; Alzarri Joseph 4-71, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-34).last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Dave Robertson Does NOT Support DandiLyons Boycott

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press statement from the campaign of Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury), running for the 19th Middlesex State Rep seat.Recently, Erika Johnson, Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee, posted on the her personal Facebook page encouraging people to boycott Dandi-Lyons, an ice cream and flower shop in Tewksbury owned by State Representative Jim Lyons of Andover.“Erika Johnson is not associated with, and does not speak for, this campaign or this candidate. She has never supported this campaign outside of a blanket committee endorsement,” said Gary DePalma, Campaign Manager for Dave Robertson. “Furthermore, we do not support boycotts for political gain. Dave supports local business owners and firmly believes that politics should be kept out of business.”For more information on his REAL stances, visit www.RobertsonForRep.com.This statement comes a day after one of his competitors, Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), criticized Robertson for not condemning the boycott.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Stands With Dandi-LyonsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”last_img read more

US Coroner Investigating Death Of Student Freed From N Korea

first_img Share @CBSNews TwitterA coroner’s office in Ohio is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died shortly after his return to the U.S. after nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention, a spokesman said Tuesday.The spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammaraco said the office “accepted the case” of Otto Warmbier, who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. Justin Weber told The Associated Press that a news conference is expected later to provide more information.Wambier’s parents did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited “awful, torturous mistreatment” by North Korea. Doctors had described Warmbier’s condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered a “severe neurological injury” of unknown cause.He arrived in Ohio on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months.North Korea must bear “heavy responsibility” for Warmbier’s death, said South Korean President Moon Jae-in.He said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” broadcast Tuesday that while it’s not known for sure what happened, there can be speculation that North Korea made “unjust and cruel treatments” to Warmbier.Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised “confession.”“I have made the worst mistake of my life!” he exclaimed, choking up as he begged to be allowed to reunite with his parents and two younger siblings.He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing.Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and “profound weakness and contraction” of his muscles, arms and legs. His eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings.Unresponsive wakefulness is a new medical term for persistent vegetative state. Patients in this condition can open their eyes but do not respond to commands. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings.In a White House statement, President Donald Trump said, “A lot of bad things happened, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” He called North Korea a “brutal regime.”Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. He was salutatorian of his high school class and was on the soccer team.Wyoming City Schools released a statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by his death.“The countless contributions he made to his school and community through his leadership, actions, and limitless enthusiasm will be felt far into the future,” the school district said.Warmbier had planned to study in China in his third year of college and heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to North Korea. He was leaving North Korea on Jan. 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport.The organizers of Warmbier’s trip say they will no longer take U.S. citizens to the country. Young Pioneer Tours said Tuesday on Facebook that his death shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea “has become too high.”The U.S. Department of State warns against travel to North Korea. While nearly all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions.On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. John McCain said that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to visit North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government of any blame if they’re harmed while there.Three Americans remain held in North Korea. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.___Associated Press writers Dake Kang in Wyoming, Ohio; Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus, Ohio; Josh Boak in Washington; Carla K. Johnson in Chicago; and Gerry Shih in Beijing contributed to this report.___Follow Dan Sewell at http://www.twitter.com/dansewelllast_img read more

Webel Informatics Ltd looks to surpass turnover of Rs 100 cr this

first_imgKolkata: Webel Informatics Limited (WIL), the Education & Training arm of West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation (WBEIDC) Limited has taken an ambitious growth target to cross turnover of Rs 100 crore by the end of this fiscal. WIL is projected to wipe out all its accumulated losses by the end of this financial year.In the financial year 2016-17, WIL had paid back Rs 1 crore to WBEIDC that comes under the aegis of state Information Technology & Electronics department towards refund of the unsecured loan. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedWIL is buoyed with its turnover exceeding Rs 52 crore in financial year 2016-17 from a meager turnover of Rs 50,000 in the year 1984-85, a growth more than ten thousand times. The education and training activities in the state is poised to grow further. Hence, we are hopeful of meeting our target,” a senior WIL official said. It may be mentioned that in 2017-18 fiscal, WIL turnover exceeded Rs 350 crore with profit more than Rs 15 crore. This is the best ever performance by any company under Webel fold. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPWIL that primarily focuses on Education and Training related activities/domains, also renders S/W (software) development & ITeS project related services to various state government departments.WIL presently has around 140 training centres spread across the state. It imparts training to more than 20,000 candidates each year on various basic and advanced courses on IT H/W (hardware) & Networking, S/W Programs and Multimedia & Animation. Specialized project training is given to the engineering students to make them ready for professional placements on completion of graduation.WIL has so far imparted training to more than 8,000 participants from around 35 state government departments and PSUs.It is also imparting training on Entrepreneurship Development sponsored by state IT & E department for 20,000 candidates across the state.last_img read more

How to Prevent a Website Crash After a Traffic Spike

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story appears in the June 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Traffic director: Michael Kupermanof Akamai.Photo© Eva KolenkoQ: How can I manage crash-inducing traffic spikes to my website?A: First off, congratulations–this is a good problem to have. Maybe a new product on your retail website got big media attention. Suddenly your online traffic jumped sevenfold, and 90 minutes later, your site shut down, the victim of too many consumers trying to access your product.What could have prevented this catastrophe is a content delivery network (CDN) from Akamai, Amazon, CDNetworks or one of the many other providers worldwide. It’s a cloud-based automatic scaling service designed to optimize the delivery of any content–most commonly software and video–to your customers in the most reliable fashion. With a CDN in place, customers can access your site no matter how many visitors have the same idea at the same time. And they can quickly download your content whether they’re across town or halfway around the world.We turned to Michael Kuperman, senior director of platform operations at Akamai, who has a decade of experience in the content delivery network space.Who needs a CDN?If your consumer base is distributed over a wide geographic area, or if you have predictable online traffic patterns–for example, you know Cyber Monday and Mother’s Day are big days–or concerns about unexpected flash crowds due to content or a promotion, you need a CDN. If you require online speed to compete with rivals, as you would with online shopping services or travel reservations, you need a CDN. If your concern is a denial of service or cyber attacks, you, too, need a CDN.Who doesn’t need one?If your business is regional with a focus on local customers, you might not need one. If your website’s revenue isn’t tied to its performance, or if you have no global audience or no chance of showing up on Yahoo News, you don’t need a CDN.How do you choose a CDN?If your network is to serve, say, the Chinese market, you’ll want a CDN with a Chinese presence to add stability. You’ll also need to know if the CDN will support your application and meet your goals. And ask your short list of providers if they’re willing to do a head-to-head test using your application and content.How much do CDNs charge?If yours is a video delivery site, you’ll likely be charged in GBT (gigabytes transferred) or Mbps (megabits per second). If you have a shopping site or advertising application, costs may be by transaction, page views or other metrics related to your application. The prices per data delivery or transaction requests are mere fractions of a penny, but when you’re talking about millions of people flooding your site, keep in mind that it can quickly add up to real money.How fast can a CDN be put into place?With a good provider, once the terms are ironed out, turning it on can take just a few minutes. However, complicated applications can take a few days or weeks to configure. Give yourself at least one month to sort out what you need and whom you’ll use so you can make sure you’re getting a good deal. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 4, 2012 Register Now » 3 min readlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 13:05M6 in Staffordshire One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound between M6 (Stafford Services) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. There was a separate break down here earlier. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15. 13:05Smallthorne roundaboutsUsual congestion on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).12:51Breakdown on the M6 in Staffordshire12:13M6 StaffordshireOne lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down van on M6 Northbound between M6 (Stafford Services) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford services are located between J15 and J16.12:06Smallthorne delays Usual congestion on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 12:05Breakdown on the M611:33Nantwich by-pass Slow traffic on A51 Nantwich Bypass Westbound from A534 Crewe Road (Willaston) to A530 Middlewich Road (Alvaston roundabout, Nantwich). 11:04Leek Road slow A52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).10:47A500 INRIX update One lane closed and queuing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road Northbound after A527 (Wolstanton Retail Park). Congestion to the Basford Roundabout and on the opposite side from the A527. Travel time is 15 minutes. The accident is just after the Wolstanton Turn towards Talke. 10:46Damage only collision on A500One lane is closed on the A500 near Wolstanton because of a collision.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to a damage only collision on the A500 slip road near Wolstanton. It was been passed over to the CMPG.” 10:22A500 slowHeavy traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes.09:54Brindley Ford delays Queuing traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout. Travel time is four minutes.09:35Updates on A34Traffic easing on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 09:12A34 delaysQueuing traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is seven minutes.09:01Leek Road slow A52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 09:01M6 in CheshireAll lanes open and traffic easing, accident cleared on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Note change of details. Lanes three and four (of four) were closed. All traffic was held around 07:45 for around 20 minutes. Lane three was closed at around 08:30 and all lanes were open at around 08:45. A car has collided into the central reservation.07:57Updates: M6 delays after four-vehicle collision (Image: MotorwayCameras)A four-vehicle collision is causing delays for motorists travelling on the M6.The incident, between junction 17 in Sandbach, and junction 16 in Crewe, was first reported around 7.44am today (April 22).One car has reportedly been left stranded following the crash.Read more.07:30Leek Road delaysSlow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). Travel time is four minutes.07:30Werrington Road slow Slow traffic on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes.Weather forecastIt might not be time to put the sunglasses away just yet as our commercial partners over at The Weather Channel say today will be another sunny day – with highs of 21°c. Although, it might get a little rainy with a 20 per cent chance throughout the day. Overnight lows will drop to around 11°c with a 10 per cent chance of rain. Good morning!Good morning and welcome to the StokeonTrentLive newsfeed for Bank Holiday Monday. We’ll be bringing you all of the latest traffic and travel information throughout the day along with breaking news. So sit back, relax, and grab yourself a cuppa! Police search for missing woman Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, April 22. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more