Warrican grabs six for 52 despite Ramdin’s unbeaten 74

first_imgAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – A brilliant spell of left-arm spin bowling from Jomel Warrican topped a defiant half-century from Denesh Ramdin to give Barbados Pride the upper hand over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday.Warrican grabbed 6-52 from 30 overs, but Ramdin was unbeaten on 74, as Red Force reached 146 for eight, in reply to Pride’s first-innings total of 316, at the close on the second day of their seventh-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground.The 25-year-old Warrican, who played the last of his four Tests for West Indies last January against Australia in Sydney, flattened the Red Force top order and only Ramdin with a knock that includes seven fours from 177 balls in 166 minutes has stood in the way of the Pride running through the home team.Left-hander opener Jeremy Solozano made 41 and was the only other Red Force batsman to pass 20, after the hosts wrapped up the Pride’s first innings about 40 minutes before lunch.Pride, starting the day on 267 for five, lost their last five wickets for 38 in less than 100 balls with club-mates Kevin Stoute and Justin Greaves making 31 and 30 respectively.Leg-spinner Imran Khan was the most successful Red Force bowler with 4-81 from 41.2 overs, left-arm fast medium bowler Daniel St Clair ended with 3-73 from 21 overs and off-spinner Bryan Charles finished with 2-58 from 20 overs.Openers Amir Jangoo and Solozano then carried Red Force to four without loss in seven overs before lunch and found free scoring difficult after the interval.Warrican replaced Greaves after the 16th over and quickly got into stride. He had Jangoo lbw for 14 in his second over, held on to a return catch to dismiss Isaiah Rajah for a duck in his third over and had Ewart Nicholson caught at slip for the same score in his fifth over, as the home team slid from 37 without loss to 39 for three at the refreshment break.Ramdin came to the crease and with Solozano batted through the remainder of the session to carry Red Force to 74 for three at tea.After the break, Solozano carried Red Force to within touching distance of the 100-run mark before Warrican had him caught at forward short leg and held a second return catch to dismiss Akeil Cooper for one in successive overs.Red Force were 98 for five and Imran Khan arrived to defy the Pride attack for a shade under half-hour, ushering Ramdin to his 50 and taking the hosts to 125 for five before Warrican bowled him for 10.Barbados-born all-rounder Roshon Primus followed three overs later caught at square leg for three off Kenroy Williams’ uncomplicated off-spin, leaving Red Force 134 for seven.St. Clair came to the crease and frustrated the Pride for close to 40 minutes before he was trapped lbw to Walsh for one off the penultimate ball of the day’s final over.Earlier, the Pride batsmen chose valour over discretion, as they chased down the 300-run mark before the 110th-over cut-off mark to achieve a third batting point.Before they achieved their objective though, Stoute added just two to his overnight score before he was caught behind off St Clair, who bowled Greaves four overs later, before Khan had Mario Rampersaud caught in the deep for one.Walsh joined West Indies Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder Shamar Springer and carried the Pride past 300 before his opposite number Khan bowled him and Warrican off successive balls to bring the curtain down on the innings.Pride started the match placed fifth in the League table with 56.8 points and have so far earned three batting points, after reaching 303 for eight at the cut-off mark, in addition to two bowling points.Red Force entered the match positioned third with 67.6 points and have so far gained two bowling points, due to taking eight Pride wickets at the cut-off, and 0.6 pace bowling points, but they are yet to collect a batting point which will be a major objective when play resumes today.PRIDE 1st innings (o/n 267 for five)A. Alleyne lbw b Charles 20S. Moseley c wkp. Jangoo b St Clair 22S. Brooks lbw b Jaipaul 96J. Carter c Khan b Charles 72K. Stoute c wkp. Jangoo b St Clair 31K. Williams stp. Jangoo b Khan 2J. Greaves b St Clair 30S. Springer not out 14M. Rampersaud c (sub.) Webster b Khan 1H. Walsh b Khan 14J. Warrican b Khan 0Extras: (lb-6, w-3, nb-5) 14Total: (all out,114.2 overs) 316Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-47, 3-217, 4-227, 5-234, 6-278, 7-289, 8-290, 9-316.Bowling: St Clair 21-2-73-3 (w-1), Primus 16-5-51-0 (nb-5, w-2), Charles 20-4-58-2, Khan 41.2-10-81-4, Jaipaul 15-4-46-1, Rajah 1-0-1-0.RED FORCE 1st innings A. Jangoo lbw b Warrican 14J. Solozano c Alleyne b Warrican 40I. Rajah c &b Warrican 0E. Nicholson c Carter b Warrican 0D. Ramdin not out 74A. Cooper c & b Warrican 1I. Khan b Warrican 10R. Primus c Walsh b Williams 3D. St Clair lbw b Walsh 1B. Charles not out 0Extras: (lb-1, w-1, nb-1) 3R. Jaipaul yet to batTotal: (8 wkts, 77.5 overs) 146Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-37, 3-39, 4-96, 5-98, 6-125, 7-134, 8-146.Bowling: Greaves 8-4-17-0, Springer 2-0-3-0 (w-1), Williams 21-9-32-1, Warrican 30-13-52-6, Stoute 4-2-8-0, Walsh 12.5-4-33-1 (nb-1).Position: Red Force trail by 170 with one first-innings wicket standing.last_img read more

Giants-Padres preview: Zaidi wasting little time shaking up roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–If Padres left-hander Eric Lauer does a double take when looking at the Giants lineup on Monday, it will be easy to understand why.Lauer was the pitcher who faced the Giants on Opening Day in San Diego when San Francisco started rookie Connor Joe and inexperienced newcomer Michael Reed in the corner outfield spots.Fewer than two weeks into the season, Lauer is again facing the Giants, but neither Joe nor Reed will be in the starting lineup. Neither will be at the ballpark, …last_img

Article: Phillip Johnson Still Wields the Wedge

first_imgThe standard-bearer of the Intelligent Design Movement (IDM) since 1991, Berkeley Law Professor Dr. Phillip E. Johnson, still wields his pen like a wedge against Darwinism.  His latest article for Think magazine (The Royal Institute of Philosophy) is reproduced on the Discovery Institute website.  He shares the current status of the movement, his disappointments with the entrenched dogmatism of the scientific elite institutions as well as satisfaction over the victories by design scientists, and reiterates many of the themes for which he is famous.  Memorable line: “The goal of the Intelligent Design Movement is to achieve an open philosophy of science that permits consideration of any explanations toward which the evidence may be pointing.”Adding any comments would be gilding the lily.  Go read it.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Preview: New Map Beta Feature

first_imgHere’s a 20 second video sneak peek at what’s ahead for your Geocaching.com release next Tuesday—new map beta feature!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010December 28, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Introducing My Lists betaOctober 24, 2016In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”New tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”last_img

How Does the Cloud Affect Podcasting?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I am moderating a discussion about podcasting this morning at the Webvisions conference here in Portland, Oregon. My interest in podcasting these days centers around how cloud computing is affecting the medium, so I thought it would be fun to explore the issue with the podcasters assembled for the event.But, first, how about you? How is podcasting being affected by the advent of cloud computing? I will be taking questions from the online audience. To ask a question, please comment here or use the tag #wv2010. You may also direct questions to the Twitter account: @podcasthotel.So, what are the factors in the cloud that affect podcasting? Here are a few top-level views.CollaborationServices allow for deeper levels of collaboration on everything from commenting to the actual production of a show. Wikis, distributed social networks and even production tools provide a level of collaboration in the cloud that did not really exist back in the early days.For example, GarageBand has a number of Web counterparts such as Ohm Studio. Ohm is designed for music production but as Podcasting News points out, it can easily be used to develop podcasts, too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Related Posts StorageThe cloud provides a number of options for storing media. Cloud services can sync files, keeping them at minimal cost. This serves as one way to keep costs down.Amazon, for instance, offers, CloudFront. From Amazon:Amazon CloudFront delivers your static and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your objects are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon CloudFront works seamlessly with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) which durably stores the original, definitive versions of your files. Like other Amazon Web Services, there are no contracts or monthly commitments for using Amazon CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the service.Dynamic RangeAs Josh Bancroft says, it’s the ability to use media anywhere, any time on any device. And that provides flexibility and a greater dynamic range of hardware capabilities.That means Josh can justify a 17-inch MacBook Pro he keep at his house but can also access any media from his iPad or iPhone. Where before, in a device-centric world of storage, he would have had to compromise on what gave him more portability.Podcasting is going through some interesting changes. The business is more viable, which is due in part to the lower costs and greater distribution that social networking provides. alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How The Mystics Can Pull Off An Upset In The WNBA Finals

It seemed easy enough to count out the Washington Mystics at different junctures during the WNBA playoffs.Elena Delle Donne’s knee injury looked flat-out brutal — and potentially season-ending — when it happened in Game 2 of the semifinals last week. Things appeared bleak when the Mystics were pushed to the brink of elimination after a Game 3 loss in which Delle Donne sat out to rest the bone bruise. And with the Atlanta Dream hosting the decisive Game 5 on Tuesday, and Delle Donne hobbled but playing, Washington still didn’t seem to be in the driver’s seat.Nonetheless, here the Mystics are, in their first WNBA Finals, a stage on which they’ll again be underdogs — this time against a skilled Seattle club that had the league’s best record. Yet despite what figures to be an uphill battle for Washington, the Mystics have something of a blueprint to work off of in hopes of winning the title when the finals begin Friday night. Above all else, they’ll need to grind the games to a halt as best they can to maximize their chances.Yes, some of that slowdown would be aimed at helping out former league MVP Delle Donne, who worked tirelessly to make it back from the knee injury last round. But the Mystics’ offense thrives while playing at one of the slowest paces in the WNBA — a contrast from Seattle, which likes to push the tempo when possible.Washington takes more possessions into the last four seconds of the shot clock than any team, and it’s found success that way. In fact, according to data from Synergy Sports Technology, the Mystics lead the WNBA in efficiency when the clock is down to its last four seconds — not only in terms of points per possession but also in score-frequency rate and free-throw rate.1There is some risk involved in taking possessions that deep into the clock — particularly for Washington, which had the league’s most efficient offense after a defensive rebound, according to Inpredictable. But the numbers paint a compelling picture that the team would be best served by not engaging in a track meet, which is probably what Seattle wants. That could come in handy given that the team’s already-slow attack has been even more tortoise-like since Delle Donne returned. (While her presence is huge for this offense, her scoring is down in the two games since her injury — 14.5 points per game, off from the 21 she averaged in the regular season. Delle Donne also averaged 30 points per game against Seattle during the regular season.)The Mystics and Storm have faced off three times this year. Seattle took the first two, while Washington won the August game, which featured the slowest pace of the three, at just 73 possessions per 40 minutes. For context, Seattle’s offense — arguably the best in the NBA — usually is far faster than that (it averaged 83 possessions per 40 minutes during the regular season). Also noteworthy: The Mystics grabbed an eye-popping 35 percent of their own misses that night — up from a season average of 26 percent — giving them ample second chances and allowing them to win the time-of-possession battle with the Storm, who would prefer to get up and down. Given all this, taking care of the ball and limiting the number of possessions against the perceived on-paper favorite — which will host the first two games of the series at KeyArena — would be ideal for the Mystics.Still, there are a couple of unusual factors that could make the matchup tougher to call one way or the other. For starters, there wasn’t a whole lot of playoff experience on either of these teams entering this postseason — let alone WNBA Finals experience. So there could be some initial jitters. The Mystics, who played their entire regular season home slate at Capital One Arena in D.C., had to host their semifinal round home games at George Washington University because of renovations at their normal home, and now scheduling conflicts will push them to George Mason University — which is in Virginia — for the WNBA Finals.If there’s a safe bet to be made in these finals, though, it’s that the 3-point shooting will be plentiful. Nine of the league’s top 25 3-point shooters this season, in terms of accuracy, are represented by these two teams alone.2Minimum of 25 threes made to qualify.Another: To have a chance of winning the series, Washington must find a way to at least contain 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart. She scored 25 points in each of the Storm’s first two games against the Mystics this season, but she was held to just 10 — tied for her second-lowest total of the season — during Seattle’s loss in D.C. last month. The 24-year-old, who ranked in the 99th percentile of offensive efficiency this season, according to Synergy, is almost unstoppable. But the Mystics found some success in double-teaming Stewart in the post, a scenario in which the Storm scored only a third of the time — and committed a turnover 17 percent of the time.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/StewartDouble2.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/StewartDouble.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.With Delle Donne at less than 100 percent, Kristi Toliver (who scored 38 points combined in the first two games against Seattle) and Ariel Atkins (who averaged 16 points against Seattle this season while shooting 47 percent) will likely need to shoulder more of the offensive burden against the Storm. Meanwhile, Sue Bird — who’s won two WNBA titles already with Seattle, the most recent in 2010 — will almost certainly stretch Washington’s defense after her late, ice-in-veins showing in Tuesday’s Game 5, marking Diana Taurasi’s first loss in a winner-take-all game.With all the spacing on the court in these finals, both teams could find it difficult to truly settle in on the defensive end. And against an uptempo team like Seattle, that wants to push the other way in transition, Washington taking every possession to the end of the clock could throw the Storm even more out of rhythm. It could be Washington’s best bet here, as the Mystics and Delle Donne vie to overcome their last, and most daunting, hurdle. read more

Manolo Gabbiadini is free to go

first_imgAccording to Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, if a good offer comes for the footballer the team will let him go.Italian footballer Manolo Gabbiadini joined Southampton in 2017.But he has yet to impress the club and new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes they might have to let him go.“I know that there a few interests,” Hasenhuttl told The Daily Echo.“Our squad at the moment is too big – we have to sell players and he’s one that other clubs are interested in.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“It could happen in next few days that he transfers,” he added.“What we want to give him is a chance to make the next step.”“If there is the possibility, then we will help him to do so,” he commented.“He has done a lot for this club and we will find a good solution which is a win-win for both sides.”last_img read more