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

Former Bahamian Senator in Police Custody one more night arraignment Friday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Former PLP Senator, Frank Smith will spend a second night in police custody after his day in court today was delayed to tomorrow. Smith was reportedly interrogated by Police and was today escorted into the courthouse, wearing a dark coloured suit, looking clean shaven but handcuffed at the back and with head upright for a late afternoon session but his file was not ready.This means it is one more night in a police jail cell and a return to court tomorrow for the former chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority.   Frank Smith’s attorney, Damian Gomez, QC expressed shock at the fact that the file on Smith was not ready and told one media house that it was a veiled attempt to prevent a bail application for Mr. Smith.Smith has been in custody since Wednesday at 11am, he is due to return to court where Joyann Ferguson-Pratt is Chief Magistrate, tomorrow at 11am and was accompanied at court by his wife, father in law Sir Franklyn Wilson and mother in law, former President of the Senate and judge herself, Sharon Wilson.   While there is speculation of the impending charges against Smith, in court tomorrow is where we will know for sure what his alleged crimes are.#MagneticMediaNews#FrankSmithincustody Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FrankSmithincustody, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Trump at White House with Obama

first_imgUS president-elect Donald Trump(C)is greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) as he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC 20 January, 2017. Photo: AFPUS president-elect Donald Trump arrived at the White House Friday for his final meeting with outgoing leader Barack Obama, before heading to the Capitol for his swearing-in ceremony.Obama and First Lady Michelle greeted the Republican billionaire leader-in-waiting and his wife Melania on the steps of the presidential mansion.“Mr President-elect, how are you?” Obama asked.The two couples headed inside for traditional tea and coffee with their vice presidents and congressional leaders—but not before a mini-commotion caused by an unexpected gift from the incoming first lady to her predecessor.After a hesitant embrace, Melania presented Michelle with a large box from the high-end jeweler Tiffany’s—located next door to Trump Tower in New York—in the store’s iconic blue tone, which complemented her own outfit.An awkward sequence ensued, with the world looking on, as Michelle spun around, seemingly perplexed about where to place the surprise gift while the four posed for a photograph.Neither of the Marines standing guard beside them were authorized by protocol to break their salute to hold the box, and the snafu was only resolved when Obama himself ducked back inside the White House to spirit away the gift—whose contents remain a mystery for now.last_img read more

China defence minister justifies Tiananmen crackdown

first_imgChina`s defence minister Wei Fenghe (L) attends the opening of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on 31 May 2019. Photo: AFPThe 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was the correct policy, China’s defence minister said Sunday.”That incident was a political turbulence and the central government took measures to stop the turbulence which is a correct policy,” General Wei Fenghe told a regional security forum in Singapore.Speaking to fellow defence ministers, top military officers and academics from all over the world, Wei questioned why people still say that China “did not handle the incident properly”.”The 30 years have proven that China has undergone major changes,” he said, adding that because of the government’s action “China has enjoyed stability and development”.Beijing was the epicentre of student-led protests 30 years ago, with hundreds or possibly more than 1,000 killed by soldiers at the square on 4 June 1989.last_img

Snakealike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek w video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Many 40-something surfers become six year olds when seeing spiders, snakes, and insects in machine form. They either think the machines are scary but funny or at the least entertaining. A group of artists are giving them plenty to screech and talk about this month. The Mondo Crew is part of eatART of Vancouver, British Columbia, the collective of artists, designers and builders who make large- kinetic, robotic, and mechanized sculptures. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The fitting name for this project, and the snake, is Titanoboa. Artist Charlie Brinson thought of the idea of building Titanoboa after learning about the discovery of fossilized remains of the actual Titanoboa. This was an enormous prehistoric snake that lived 60 million years ago. He assembled a team and they began building a replica of Titanoboa this summer. The machine continues to be developed. The Titanoboa project seeks to reincarnate the beast as an amphibious, electromechanical serpent machine designed to provoke discussions of our changing climate and energy use in a historical context. This giant reincarnation, so the project vision goes, will roam the earth terrifying and enlightening those who dare to ride the snake and fear and contemplate the future of our planet. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Snake-alike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek (w/ video) (2011, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-snake-alike-titanoboa-robot-eek-video.html Largest prehistoric snake on record discovered in Colombia (Video) As a work in progress, the team mates working on the snake have numerous items on their agenda. Titanoboa’s design specifications include five different modes of motion, dynamic internal lighting, a scalable Lithium polymer battery system, multiple Arduino Mega micro controllers, controllable by rider or remotely, and automated eyes and jaws.The group will make the “snake” more lifelike by working on a more polished-looking skin. Scale design and manufacturing will get under way next year. In future builds, the Titanoboa will feature a saddle mounted on top of the machine. The machine, with its hundreds of individual parts, will require skilled rider control. Another goal is to make the mechanical snake able to glide under water.The project goal in a broader sense, according to the site, is to create something that ignites technical learning on relevant technologies. Brinson, project lead, has had support on the project from students as well as a diverse team of professionals spanning disciplines.Brinson successfully launched this as a Kickstarter project in the summer and raised over $10,000 for his sculpture project. He explained at the time that the Titanoboa project seeks to reincarnate this beast as an electromechanical serpent meant to provoke discussions on our changing climate in a historical context. With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, he had said, the Titanoboa team can build elaborate scales to protect the snake’s electronic insides and purchase control components to help her slither more gracefully. Explore further They are working on their project for a formidable 50-foot electromechanical snake that weighs over 2,000 pounds and will slither on land and glide under water. Photo by Michael J.P. Hall More information: www.titanoboa.ca/last_img read more

Fundseeking PengPod wants to inspire Truly Linux tablet movement

first_img(Phys.org)—Hey, kid, want a tablet that’s capable of Linux and Android dual booting for one hundred bucks? The smart kid will answer, ok what’s the catch? The catch is that, even if things go very well, it won’t be on the shelves before next year and that, to reserve this open source rendering you have to go through the crowdfunding site, indiegogo. The tablets are called PengPods. The goal is to eventually bring forth a line of both Linux/Android tablets and also mini PCs. All devices are designed with an Allwinner A10 or A13 processor. For delivering the best of both worlds, Android and Linux, they run Android and boot Linux from an SD card. The advantage is said to be that the Linux enthusiast does not need to jump through hoops to have Linux. More information: pengpod.com/pengwiki/index.php?title=Main_Pagewww.indiegogo.com/pengpod Citation: Fund-seeking PengPod wants to inspire Truly Linux tablet movement (2012, November 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-fund-seeking-pengpod-linux-tablet-movement.html The PengPod tablets will offer simple dual-booting by having one of the two operating systems installed in the device’s internal memory and the other on the SD card. An active community, according to the PengPod creator, is working to make the devices better and better.Say hello, for example to the PengPod 700, a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen tablet, with bootable Linux SD Card, built in camera, one USB port, headphones, and built in speakers. The seven-incher was placed as an earlybird special for 99 dollars but it has now sold out. The estimated delivery is presented as January 2013 The PengPod 700 is now listed at $120. Wistron NeWeb Introduces GW4: Linux Loaded & Android Capable Mobile Device © 2012 Phys.org The PengPod 1000 is a ten-inch capacitive touch screen Android tablet, which will also run with Linux from an SD Card and is listed at $185. Every PengPod device is capable of running from internal flash or booting from an SD Card. PengPods use a Linaro root file system and have access to most standard Linux packages available for ARM, with software including LibreOffice, XBMC, VLC, LXDE, KDE, and Gnome. The KDE Plasma Active interface is used to make the Linux version touch-friendly and the Android version uses Android 4.0. The effort continues to raise cash at the time of this writing via indiegogo. When we last checked, the project had raised $11,313 with 20 days left to reach a $49,000 goal. Neal Peacock, the software engineer behind the tablets, is on a mission to satisfy Linux users who would prefer a tablet running “real” Linux, which is the idea behind the PengPod tablets. “Our goal is to build a powerful, True Linux Tablet, one free of Google and Android’s restrictions, at a reasonable price,” according to Peacock.Peacock has discussed what he wants to do with the money raised. “We intend to fix up the tablet related features, offer a central repository of A10 specific packages and create images and guides to make these devices even better. All these efforts will take time and we plan to use the proceeds from indiegogo to fund the remainder of the software work and maintenance. “Based on how much is brought in, he is also considering offering prizes for developer teams “implementing community goals, adding more devices and maybe even other processor lines to our support list.” He said that many of the tablet-related packages created “will hopefully help create a true Linux based tablet movement.” Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

People Amiel named MeritBizs new VP Sales Account Management

first_img[People] Amiel named MeritBiz’s new VP Sales & Account Management Share Tags: Merit Travel Group, People TORONTO — Merit Travel Group has appointed Joshua Amiel as Vice President of Sales and Account Management for its corporate travel management division, MeritBiz.Working with Dirk Baerts, President, MeritBiz, Amiel will develop and implement new sales and client retentions strategies for MeritBiz as well as provide leadership to the Sales and Account Management teams.“We welcome Joshua Amiel as a very strong addition to the team,” said Baerts. “He brings a wealth of travel industry experience in sales and account management, with local, regional and global accounts.”Amiel’s 15 years+ of travel industry experience includes a combination of leisure, airline, teaching, TMC and tour operator roles and covers hotel management in the D.R., Director of Product Development at Zoom Airlines & Go Travel Direct and part-time teaching in Travel and Tourism at Algonquin College.“I look forward to being part of a brand that has earned a reputation for service-centric corporate travel management,” said Amiel. Posted bycenter_img Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more