Shillingford’s 5-70 helps Volcanoes claw their way back against Pride

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, (CMC) – Veteran off-spinner Shane Shillingford claimed his first five-wicket haul of the season and the 38th of his career, to help Windward Islands Volcanoes claw their way back into their fourth round contest against Barbados Pride here Saturday.Trailing by 138 on first innings after being dismissed for 222, the hosts hit back to leave Pride on 148 for nine in their second innings at the close – a lead of 286 heading into today’s final day at Arnos Vale.Their enterprise was down to the former Test star Shillingford who ended with five for 70 from a marathon 28 overs.Unlike their first innings, Pride’s batsmen struggled and only wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud, unbeaten at the end on 31 and left-hander Jonathan Carter, 25, offered any resistance.Earlier, Roland Cato struck his second half-century in his five outings as Volcanoes added a further 71, after resuming the penultimate day on 151 for five.The 19-year-old converted his overnight 47 into 64 while Barbadian all-rounder Kyle Mayers chipped in with an unbeaten 56, with the pair extending their sixth wicket partnership to 59 before being separated.Cato faced 151 balls and counted eight boundaries while the left-handed Mayers, unbeaten on 21 at the start, stroked six fours and a six in a 135-ball innings.Off-spinner Kenroy Williams (3-21) claimed three of the last five wickets to fall while left-rm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up three for 49.Armed with a substantial first innings lead, Pride failed to really capitalise, losing wickets in clusters to stumble their way through the final two sessions.They lost left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne to the second ball of the innings without a run on the board, bowled by pacer Sherman Lewis and then saw the back of his partner Shayne Moseley for nine at 24 for two as Shillingford claimed his first wicket.Carter and captain Shamarh Brooks (11) added 30 for the third wicket before both fell within four runs of each other in the space of 17 balls to leave Pride on 58 for four, and Kevin Stoute (21) and Williams (10) put on another 30 for the fifth wicket to steer their side to tea at 74 for four.Stoute perished in the sixth over following the resumption, lbw to seamer Mayers as three wickets tumbled for two runs in the space of seven deliveries, to leave the visitors tottering on 90 for seven.Rampersaud, who has faced 74 balls and counted two fours, then propped up the innings as he posted 39 for the eighth wicket with Justin Greaves who made 20.PRIDE 1st Innings 360Volcanoes 1st Innings(overnight 151 for five)D Smith c Nurse b Harding 0T Gabriel c wkp Rampersaud b Greaves 6R Cato lbw b Nurse 64K Hodge b Warrican 38K Edwards b Warrican 0*T Theophile c Moseley b Stoute 19K Mayers not out 56+G Benjamin c Carter b Williams 9R Jordan lbw b Warrican 0S Shillingford c Alleyne b Williams 2S Lewis b Williams 4Extras (lb12, w1, nb11) 24TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 222Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-16, 3-89, 4-89, 5-121, 6-180, 7-200, 8-201, 9-204, 10-222.Bowling: Greaves 15-5-39-1, Harding 9-2-32-1, Warrican 25-0-49-3, Stoute 10-4-21-1, Nurse 15-3-48-1, Williams 6.5-3-21-3.PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Lewis 0S Moseley c Hodge b Shillingford 9J Carter lbw b Hodge 25*S Brooks c Mayers b Shillingford 11K Stoute lbw b Mayers 21K Williams c (sub) McCoy b Shillingford 10J Greaves lbw b Hodge 20A Nurse c (sub) Alexander b Shillingford 0+M Rampersaud not out 31J Warrican lbw b Shillingford 8K Harding not out 0Extras (b4, lb2, nb7) 13TOTAL (9 wkts, 56.3 overs) 148Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-24, 3-54, 4-58, 5-88, 6-90, 7-90, 8-129, 9-144.Bowling: Lewis 3-0-16-1, Shillingford 28-3-70-5, Jordan 3-0-14-0, Hodge 12.3-2-29-2, Theophile 6-3-4-0, Mayers 4-1-9-1.Position: Pride lead by 286 runs with one wicket remaining.last_img read more

Syracuse’s seniors hope to forget recent losses entering the CHA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After potentially her final collegiate practice at Tennity Ice Arena on Feb. 27, senior forward Stephanie Grossi stayed on the ice for an extra 30 minutes, practicing her craft.She picked up the puck from the blue line, surged toward the net and fired a shot while skating sideways. Over and over, she repeated this process. Always trying to improve, she has at least one game left in her Syracuse career.Losing three straight years in the conference title game, Grossi and the seniors are willing to do whatever it takes to win the first College Hockey America title in program history.“This is not about us,” senior forward Alysha Burriss said. “It’s about doing this for everyone in that locker room and everyone who’s ever been in that locker room.”Entering the CHA tournament, Syracuse (12-20-2, 11-8-1 CHA) has lost three of its last four games, including a scoreless home series against No. 9 Robert Morris last weekend. Each of the last six years, Syracuse has ended its season in the conference title game. But the Orange are not looking back at recent failures or the previous half-decade’s results as the team enters the conference tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We haven’t had the best season in general, so coach is putting a big emphasis on it’s a new season,” senior goaltender Abbey Miller said. “We get to start fresh this weekend and play our hearts out.”This weekend marks the seniors’ last chance to finally win the CHA after losing in the conference title game each of the past three years. As freshmen, they lost to RIT in double overtime. As sophomores, they fell to Mercyhurst in overtime. Then, as juniors, they were shut out against Robert Morris.The seniors’ final chance at a conference title is different, though. This is the first time that the Syracuse seniors will play in the first round of the conference tournament. SU received a bye each of the past three years.If the Orange makes the championship game, it will play three games in as many days starting Thursday. It’s a seemingly daunting challenge, which Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan is embracing.“I’m not at all worried about three games in three days,” he said. “I think we’ve struggled a bit lately so maybe we can clear our heads, play some good hockey, and get some things going.”On Thursday, SU faces Rochester Institute of Technology, a team it outscored 22-3 in four matchups this season. While the Orange swept and dominated RIT, SU is not overlooking the “hardworking” Tigers, Burriss said.But SU has struggled recently, losing three of its last four games, including a shutout last weekend against Robert Morris. In the two games against the Colonials, SU was outscored 9-0. The Orange will have to make the final in order to play RMU again. For that to happen, SU needs to improve on both ends of the ice, Burriss said.Still, before SU can even consider a rematch with the Colonials, it’ll need to down RIT and Mercyhurst first. With all eyes on Thursday’s game, SU is entering the playoffs with no regrets.“Season’s over, clean slate. It’s playoffs,” Flanagan said. Comments Published on March 1, 2018 at 12:30 am Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

MultiChoice announces a revolution in pay-TV in Ghana

first_imgGreat news for television lovers in Ghana – the revolution has arrived and everyone will continue to enjoy great family entertainment asMultiChoice delivers even more value to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Familyand Access! True to our commitment to our customers, today MultiChoice announced a decrease on DStv subscription prices alongside a massive content upgrade on DStv packages, effective on 1 November 2016.MultiChoice’s priority is to put customers at the heart of our business – and this is exactly what we are doing! In the last nine months DStv has delivered the world’s best football leagues to DStv Compact customers (February) followed by the DStv price freeze in April – and in the latest giant leap in providing customer value, DStv is offering the best value entertainment by combining both quality and variety at a reduced rate to ensure everyone has access to great family entertainment.Today’s announcement introduces even greater changes to benefit customers – these include:DStv Premium:  More for less – more HD and pop-up channels at 8% lessDStv Premium remains the ultimate television entertainment experience in Ghana – with the best of everything including the world’s most popular local and international channels. To entrench real value, DStv Premium will now offer more for less with an unbelievable reduction of 8% on the subscription price from 1 November, the new subscription price will be GH¢365.With the addition of three high definition (HD) channels, customers can now watch more of their favourite shows including the latest and exclusive first run movies, drama, comedy and sport in picture-perfect, crystal clear quality on the 20 HD channels now available to them. Also this October, DStv Premium customers will celebrate with M-Net on the M-Net Movies Blockparty pop-up channel on 109, and can look forward to more exciting pop-up channels in the coming months like the M-Net Movies Harry Potter pop-up channel which will run from 4 to 14 November.DStv Compact Plus:  Bigger and better with ELEVEN new channels at an 8% REDUCTION in priceIn a major revamp of DStv Compact Plus, customers will enjoy more fantastic channels with buzzworthy original series plus hilarious local sitcoms, riveting talk shows and thought-provoking documentaries previously only available on the DStv Premium package along with an 8% drop in subscription price to GH¢245.As of 1 November, new channels will includeVuzu AMP, Lifetime, Discovery channel,Crime & Investigation, History channel andAfrica Magic Showcase. DStv Compact Plus will also be injected with extra sports content with the addition of more UEFA Champions League matches alongside the best European Football leagues and the Europa league onSuperSport 6 (SS6) and SuperSport 4 (SS4). New channels coming soon to DStv to bring the best of Nollywood content, Latin American telenovelas and Bollywood movies respectively, on the package include ROK, Eva Plus and B4U Movies. DStv Compact: SIX new channels and a 7% price DROP in price!DStv Compact will receive a 7% price drop to GH¢149 and will retain the previous addition of the Premier League and La Liga earlier this year. In additional to this, customers will now get even more content from the best of English programming on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) as well as a trip down memory lane with the nostalgic movies on TCM (DStv channel 137) and SS4. From November onwards, Compact subscribers will also be treated to new channels, ROK, Eva Plus and B4U Movies!DStv Family: FIVE new channels at a 10% price CUT!The DStv Family package will be reduced by 10% to GH¢85 and will be boosted with FIVE additional channels B4U Movies, Eva andEva Plus channels. More entertainment awaits with the addition of SS4 and FOX. DStv Access: Gains THREE new channels!DStv Access will also get a major content boost as three new channels will be added including SS4, B4U Movies and Eva Plus – where viewers will get access to the latest library content of the hottest telenovelas that have aired on Eva –  in addition to a great new line up of sporting events. “This significant price drop, coupled with the major boost in entertainment value across all DStv bouquets demonstrates our commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value.  For new customers the price reductions in both subscription prices and state of the art decoders will ensure that great family entertainment is available to everyone at the most affordable price. These changes are not only a defining moment in our MultiChoice story, but also a defining moment in the African entertainment landscape and we are proud to be pushing as hard as we can to delight every television entertainment fan in Africa,” said Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, the General Manager of MultiChoice Ghana.last_img read more

Chris Taylor’s struggles could change Dodgers’ left-field look – but not yet, Dave Roberts says

first_imgLEAN LEFTThe Dodgers will face a third consecutive left-handed starter Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs plan to activate Jon Lester from the injured list and start him against the Dodgers (following on the heels of Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels in the first two games of the series).Related Articles The left-handed Alex Verdugo could become an option against left-handed pitching if Taylor continues to struggle, Roberts said. Verdugo has gone 3 for 7 with three extra-base hits (double, triple, home run) in his limited exposure against lefties this season.Taylor’s early struggles seem to be an extension of his spring training, when he batted .211 with 20 strikeouts in 57 at-bats (after leading the National League with 178 strikeouts last season). But Roberts still thinks Taylor deserves more time.“Yeah. I still think he’s a guy that’s done it for two years for us at this level,” Roberts said. “His preparedness, his work ethic, the makeup, what he does – for me, he’s going to get more leash because I believe in the person.”Taylor was a revelation in 2017, coming out of Triple-A to become a catalyst at the top of the Dodgers’ lineup. He hit .288 with an .850 OPS and 21 home runs that year. He has not replicated that since, slumping to .254 last year with a less impressive .775 OPS – and all those strikeouts.“There’s a mechanical piece that he’s kind of been tinkering with,” Roberts said. “Then you’re trying to figure out what approach you have. When you’re swinging through balls in the strike zone – mainly fastballs – that’s something where there’s something that clearly needs to be cleaned up. Then you try to speed up and then you’re swinging at the ball down below out of the zone. So he’s kind of in between a little bit for me.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Going into the matchup with Hamels, the Dodgers were hitting .271 with an .858 OPS against right-handed pitching but just .236 with a .767 OPS against left-handers. One of the front office’s goals during the offseason was to even those splits off and get a more consistently-performing offense.Roberts cited another statistic – wRC-plus (Weighted Runs Created Plus, which attempts to incorporate multiple factors) – as an indication the Dodgers are, at worst, middle of the pack among major-league teams against lefties. But he said it is far too soon to draw any conclusions.“We haven’t seen them enough,” he said. “To be honest with you, for me right now, that’s not even enough. For me to say we’re ninth (in wRC-plus), I don’t think it’s fair. We just haven’t seen them enough.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 1-1, 3.07 ERA) at Cubs (LHP Jon Lester, 1-0, 2.57 ERA), Thursday, 11:20 a.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco CHICAGO — Left field was supposed to be the Dodgers’ only true platoon this season.So far, though, it has been a decidedly lopsided one. Joc Pederson is off to an excellent start against right-handed pitching with 10 home runs and a 1.091 OPS overall. But Chris Taylor has not upheld his end. He went into Wednesday’s game batting .161 with 18 strikeouts in 56 at-bats.If that continues, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged starting Pederson against left-handed pitchers (despite his career .178 average and .569 OPS against lefties) might become a better option than having Taylor face them. Pederson has not started against a left-handed pitcher this season and did it only twice last season and 21 times since his rookie season in 2015.“Can it (happen)? Is it possible? Certainly,” Roberts said. “This is not, for me, enough runway for Chris based on what he’s done for us in the past. … It’s not nearly enough time for me to even broach that.”last_img read more

Scotlands Sturgeon calls for Second referendum to break away from UK

first_img“We will shortly introduce legislation to set the rules for any referendum,” the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh.She said she hoped the legislation would be agreed by the end of 2019.Her government aims to “give people a choice on independence” from the United Kingdom before the end of the current term of parliament expires in May 2021.Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom during a 2014 referendum by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent, but the country’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016 spurred independence campaigners to demand another vote.Shortly after this, the Scottish government would then request a “section 30 order” from the British government, which would involve a temporary transfer of power from Westminster to the Edinburgh to allow the referendum to go ahead.“We do not need a transfer of power, such as a section 30 order, to pass such a framework bill, although we would need it to put beyond doubt or challenge our ability to apply the bill to an independence referendum,” she said.– ‘Status quo broken’ –Some pro-independence supporters have urged Sturgeon to call for an immediate vote, but British Prime Minister Theresa May has already said she would not agree to such a request.“I believe that position will prove to be unsustainable,” said Sturgeon.“By making progress with primary legislation first, we won’t squander valuable time now in a stand-off with the UK government that may soon be out of office,” she explained of her timing.The Scottish government would instead seek a section 30 order “at an appropriate point during or shortly after the bill’s passage”, she added.Around six in ten Scots voted to stay in the European Union, and Sturgeon hopes that some of those who voted to stay in the United Kingdom might change their vote in another referendum in order to maintain membership of the EU.But the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, which has been put back to October 31 as MPs try and reach agreement over the divorce deal, has also hampered plans for another independence referendum.“To rush into an immediate decision before a Brexit path is determined would not allow for an informed choice to be made,” said the SNP leader.While polls show some pro-EU voters have swung behind the independence cause, a similar amount of pro-Brexit supporters have moved in the other direction, and overall support remains close to 2014 levels.Sturgeon hopes that dissatisfaction with London’s handling of Brexit could tip the balance.“The Westminster system of government simply does not serve Scotland’s interests,” she said.“The status quo is broken. Serious change is needed,” added the first minister. The Scottish government will introduce legislation “shortly” as a first step towards another independence referendum to be held by 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Wednesday. London best pest control last_img read more