Batsmen struggle at Sabina

first_imgFast bowler Sheldon Cottrell produced a five-wicket haul to help bowl out the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for 164 on the first day of their fourth round WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park yesterday.However, at the close, the game was evenly balanced, as the Leewards, led by fast bowlers Azarri Joseph and Gavin Tonge, twowickets a piece, had the Scorpions struggling at 69 for six.The left-handed Cottrell, playing in his first game of the season following a foot injury, claimed five for 38, his third five-wicket haul at the first-class level, as the Leewards, after winning the toss, were blown away just before tea.Only three Leewards batsmen offered any form of resistance.They are returning wicketkeeper-batsman, Jahmar Hamilton, Jamaican-born Nkrumah Bonner, and opener Chesney Hughes, who is playing his first game since returning from county cricket in England.Hamilton, after hitting six fours and a six, ended unbeaten with top score of 51, Bonner, stuck around for just over two hours for 35, while Hughes scored 25.Wickets fell quicklyJamaica reached 39 without loss in reply but then wickets fell quickly.John Campbell was trapped leg before wicket by Cornwall for 29 and the innings went into a slide.Campbell was followed two balls after by captain Paul Palmer, bowled by impressive 19-year-old Joseph for eight with Barbadian-born Kirk Edwards, zero, falling two overs later, bowled by Joseph, without scoring to leave the total at 44 for three.Third match centurion AndrÈ McCarthy was next to go 10 runs later, caught at bat pad off Cornwall for seven, while former captain Tamar Lambert, after sticking around for 22 balls, was caught at slip off the bowling of Tonge for eight.Wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr and all-rounder David Bernard Jr, then tried to see out the final overs of the day with a partnership of 12 runs off 8.3 overs.However, with the floodlights on – for the first time in a first-class fixture in Jamaica, and 1.1 overs to go, the latter was bowled off the inside edge by Tonge for six.Joseph ended with two for 20, while the experienced Tonge finished with two for 31.Baugh Jr, eight, and Nikita Miller, zero, will resume batting today.SCOREBOARDHURRICANES 1st InningsS. Jeffers c wkp Baugh b Cottrell 0C. Hughes st Baugh b Miller 25D. Cruickshank lbw b Cottrell 0N. Bonner c Miller b Cottrell 35O. Peters c and b Miller 1*S. Liburd lbw b Cottrell 1+J. Hamilton not out 51R. Cornwall c Miller b Cottrell 0J. Taylor c wkpr Baugh b Miller 18G. Tonge lbw b Jacobs 17A Joseph c Palmer b Miller 4Extras (lb8, nb4): 12Total (all out, 63 overs): 164Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-42, 4-56, 5-59, 6-74, 7-74, 8-107, 9-134, 10-164.Bowling: Cottrell 13-5-38-5, Mindley 9-2-19-0, Bernard Jr 7-0-19-0, Miller 23-8-53-4, Jacobs 11-3-27-1.SCORPIONS 1st InningsJ. Campbell lbw b Cornwall 28*P. Palmer b Joseph 8K. Edwards b Joseph 0A. McCarthy c Liburd b Cornwall 7T. Lambert c Liburd b Conrwall 8+C. Baugh Jr not out 8D. Bernard Jr b Tonge 6N. Miller not out 0Extras (b1 lb2, nb1): 4TOTAL (6 wkts, 27 overs) : 69To bat: D Jacobs, S Cottrell, M Mindley.Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-39, 3-44, 4-54, 5-56, 6-68.Bowling: Tonge 10-4-31-2, Joseph 7-2-20-2, Cornwall 10-3-15-2.Position: Scorpions trail by 95 runs with four wickets intact.Toss: Hurricanes.Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Nigel Duguid.last_img read more

Gorakhpur tragedy: CM Adityanath raised caution flag during previous visits

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Ministers have claimed that officials did not discuss the crisis in oxygen supply during his visit to the BRD medical college hospital in Gorakhpur on August 9.While the minute details of his interaction with the doctors there are unknown, during his visit Mr. Adityanath inspected the Japanese Encephalitis/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ward.Mr. Adityanath had also cautioned doctors that no patient should die due to lack of medical care. “He instructed doctors that patients should receive better treatment and no patient should die due to lack of medical care [upchaar ka abhaav],” said the government statement issued on Wednesday evening.Nine children died in the hospital that day, including two in the AES ward. Twenty-one children died on August 7 and 8, including five in the AES ward, prior to his visit.The figure took a big jump on August 10 when 23 children died. The government admitted that the supply of oxygen was interrupted on the night of August 10 but stressed that no deaths were caused due to this or during the period when oxygen supply was hit.Inspections conductedOn Wednesday, Mr. Adityanath conducted a bed-to-bed inspection of the wards, unveiled a 10-BED ICU and six-bed CCI wards. He also inaugurated a CCU ward for critical children affected by JE and AES.According to the government, Mr. Adityanath had also inspected the emergency ward, infant ward, and ICU and checked on the availability of medicines.Mr. Adityanath later conducted a review meeting with health officials and doctors from Gorakpur and Basti divisions. Incidentally, he had made another visit to the hospital on July 9.last_img read more

Olympics hockey: We lost belief in ourselves, says India coach Nobbs

first_imgIndian hockey team went down 1-4 to South Korea in what was their fourth loss in a row. Reason enough for chief coach Michael Nobbs to feel dejected and disappointed.In an online interview with Mail Today Sports Editor S. Kannan, Nobbs minces no words on India’s poor show at the London Olympics.Q. How would you sum up the team’s performance till now?Nobbs: Very disappointing maybe the first three games have taken their toll on our ability to believe in ourselves.Q. You had talked of the first three matches being tough, but does a huge loss to South Korea also hurt?Nobbs: Yes we played well for the first 50 minutes of the game and let ourselves down by not taking our chances either in front of goals or from the penalty corner area.Q. Then role played by Sandeep Singh seems dubious. Is it pressure or something unusual that he is unable to convert the penalty corners?Nobbs: Well it looks like he may have succumbed to the pressure as up until this he had a 82% success rate and now some of his corners almost fail to make the goal line as what happened again today.Q. How do you think you can lift the morale of the team in such a bleak scenario?Nobbs: We can only keep working on what we do, these are supposed to be international players, our young players are playing well and don’t have that fear. I think we really need to remember that even though it hasn’t been any performance that I would find acceptable we haven’t been at this level for 8 years and we have had a good season so far up until this tournament. We will still need to make changes and bring more of your youth into the program if we are to get better.advertisementlast_img read more

Hundreds Expected to Participate in Heart Foundation Fundraising Run

first_imgStory Highlights Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Jamaica. Hundreds of runners are expected to converge at the Stadium East, Kingston, on Sunday, November 24 for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event.The 5K run/walk, which gets underway at 7:00 am, is aimed at raising funds for the HFJ to continue offering affordable heart testing, care, and rehabilitation, among other services to the general public. As part of the event, there will be workouts sponsored by popular gyms, other physical activities, and give-a-ways.Speaking at the official launch on Tuesday, October 29, at the Emancipation Park, New Kingston, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, urged Jamaicans to support the event and embrace healthier lifestyles in order to significantly reduce cardiac-related illnesses other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).“Often times, we deal with the curative aspect of these diseases. But we need clearly to deal with the risk factors, which include physical inactivity, inappropriate diet, excessive use of alcohol, and tobacco use,” he said.For her part, HFJ Executive Director, Deborah Chen, informed that cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Jamaica.She noted that the Jamaica Healthy Lifestyle Survey shows that 7.9 per cent of the population has diabetes; 25.2 per cent hypertension; 35.3 per cent, pre-hypertension; 11.7 per cent, high cholesterol; while 51.8 per cent are overweight and obese.Mrs. Chen highlighted the role physical activity can play in reducing the figures.“There are many people, who think if you suffer from a heart attack, then you have to be very careful of what you do and you’re not able to move around; but that is not the case. Under supervision, in the early stages, you can return to a full lifestyle and as a matter of fact, you can be fitter than you had been before,” she noted.Participants in the event are asked to collect funds on behalf of the foundation via sponsorship forms, which they can collect, upon registration, from the HFJ’s offices at 28 Beechwood Avenue in Kingston. Persons can also contact the HFJ by calling 926-4378,926-6492, 929-3195 or 906-9407; fax – 754-6441; or email at events@heartfoundationja.org.  Additional information is also available on the HFJ’s Website – www.heartfoundation ja.org.Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the 5K event, teams that collect the most money through sponsorship, and the team that has the most participants. There will also be spot prizes for runners on the track.Former World Sprint Champion, Yohan ‘the Beast’ Blake, will also be on hand to sign autographs.The Minister endorsed the event by taking the first symbolic walk around the track at Emancipation Park with the main sponsors and students.‘Run for your Heart’ is a part of a $10 million fund raising drive to raise funds towards the Foundation’s Cardiac Rehabilitation centre and purchase medical supplies and equipment. The 5K run/walk, which gets underway at 7:00 am, is aimed at raising funds for the HFJ. The Jamaica Healthy Lifestyle Survey shows that 7.9 per cent of the population has diabetes.last_img read more

Maersk Line Confirms Scrubber Investment

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish liner giant Maersk Line has confirmed its investment in scrubbers in its latest announcement on fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.The report on the investment was published by Reuters last week, crushing the company’s previous statements that did not favor the technology.Namely, to become compliant with the 0.5 percent sulphur content rule as of January 2020, shipowners will have to invest in compliant fuels, LNG or scrubber technology.Maersk Line’s representatives said earlier that the company was not  “on the scrubber team” due to operational concerns, as the technology has not yet proven itself on large two-stroke diesel engines used across Maersk’s fleet.This in particular relates to open-loop scrubbers, which have been deemed by many industry players as a short-term solution due to the wash water-related issues and the looming ban on its release in certain geographical zones. Closed loop scrubbers, on the other hand, pose another type of challenge related to space constraints on board needed for the installation of the systems.It its latest announcement, Maersk said it will invest in “a limited number of scrubbers”, but information on the type of scrubber systems or ships to be fitted with the systems was rather sketchy.Scrubbers are gaining in popularity as numerous owners from various shipping sectors reveal investments in the technology, including most recently Hapag-Lloyd, DHT Holdings, Maran Tankers, Safe Bulkers, and Star Bulk.The cost of installing a scrubber system on a vessel currently stands at around USD 2 million, and many owners are looking to entice the charterers to pay for the installation costs. Ships eligible for installation are those larger in size, such as Capesizes, VLCCs or ULCVs, due space availability, economy and cost efficiency.When approached by World Maritime News for a comment, Maersk Line provided us with a statement from Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading, saying that scrubbers would be “a small part of – and just one of several elements in – our overall 2020 fuel sourcing strategy to ensure compliance in time.”As part of the plans, Maersk is also looking into LNG and compliant fuels, the latter being the more prominent option for the company’s fleet come January 2020.“As part of the preparations we have decided to invest in new scrubber technology on a limited number of vessels in our fleet of around 750 container vessels. While we will continue to explore how to best comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, we still believe the best solution remains with compliant fuels from refineries on land. It is important to underline that the vast majority of ships in the global fleet, as well as the Maersk Line fleet, will have to comply with the global sulphur cap through the use of compliant low-sulphur fuels in 2020 given the short time frame,” Lindergaard’s statement reads.The new compliant fuels are expected to push the container shipping industry’s fuel bill by USD 15 million, with Maersk Line alone having to pay USD 2 billion more for fuel on annual basis. Hence, diversification and pursuing of cost-efficient investments, including scrubbers, is a sound strategy given the fast-approaching deadline for the enforcement of the new rules.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Six Nations grandmother braces for a killers appeal hearing

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Six Nations grandmother is speaking out after a new trial was ordered for a man convicted of killing her pregnant granddaughter.Tashina General was found buried in a shallow grave in Six Nations six months after she went missing. She was four months pregnant.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img