Miller hails bowlers after Scorpions win – Jamaica beat Windwards by 41 runs at Sabina Park

first_img WICKET TAKERS SCOREBOARD Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who for the most part bowled in tandem with Miller, also played a part by taking three for 17. The other wicket to fall was accounted for by debutant fast bowler Reynard Leveridge. Wicketkeeper batsman Sunil Ambis, who was the joint top scorer in the Windwards’ first innings did not bat due to an injury. The win was the Scorpions’ first of the season after losing their opener last weekend away to defending champions Guyana Jaguars. “It was a fighting effort, and I must congratulate the lads,” said Miller, who is in his second match as captain. “I am happy that we won the game, and I am happy for the bowlers. “I am, however, not happy with the batsmen. They need to take it up on themselves and improve, as at this level the type of batting performances we are displaying are not acceptable.” Liam Sebastien, captain of the Windwards, who are now losing their second match in a row, described his team’s batting display as atrocious. “Its inexcusable having to score about 100 runs to win and getting bowled out for 60-odd,” he bemoaned. “It’s a game that we should have won having put ourselves in a good position to win. Jamaica will next host Barbados Pride at Sabina Park starting on Friday. Spinner Nikita Miller has hailed the character shown by the Jamaica Scorpions in their 41 runs win over the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Digicel WICB Regional Four-day Championship action at Sabina Park yesterday. Resuming the day on 92 for two for a 38 runs lead, and needing most things to go right, Jamaica were led to victory via a spirited and fighting bowling and fielding display. This was, however, after their batsmen, almost made victory improbable. Starting with overnight batsmen John Campbell, not out on 43, and Jermaine Blackwood, not out 16, Jamaica progressed to – at one stage, 121 without further loss, and was eyeing potentially a healthy second innings lead. However, in the space of 36 runs, they were bowled out for 157. Campbell, who made 32 in the first innings went on to lead all batters with 67, while Blackwood fell for a second-best score of 27. This left the Windwards with a victory target of 106 runs, but in one of their worse batting displays, they were dismissed for 64 in the post-lunch session. Leading the way for Jamaica was Miller, who picked up five for 22, a performance, which gave him the Man of the Match award. SCORPIONS 1st Innings 151 VOLCANOES 1st Innings 205 SCORPIONS 2nd Innings (overnight 92 for two) J Campbell lbw b Edward 67 T Griffith lbw b Mayers 22 D Thomas b Mayers 9 J Blackwood c Johnson b Edward 27 A McCarthy c Sebastien b Edward 1 +C Walton c Johnson b Edward 14 D Green c wkp Robinson b Matthew 2 D Jacobs c Johnson b Edward 3 *N Miller c Johnson b Edward 4 O Thomas c Smith b Johnson 0 R Leveridge not out 2 Extras (b4, lb2, nb2) TOTAL (all out, 61.1 overs) 159 Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-75, 3-121, 4-126, 5-138, 6-144, 7-149, 8-153, 9-157, 10-159. Bowling: Shillingford 11-0-52-0 (nb1), Johnson 6.1-2-14-1, Matthew 13-5-22-1, Mayers 16-2-45-2, Edward 15-3-20-6. VOLCANOES 2nd Innings (target: 106 runs) D Smith c Griffith b Miller 19 T Theophile c Thomas b Leveridge 0 +J Robinson c Griffith b Miller 5 K Hodge lbw b Jacobs 9 *L Sebastien lbw b Miller 0 K Mayers not out 15 S Shillingford c Leveridge b Miller 0 M Matthew lbw b Miller 8 D Johnson c wkp Walton b Jacobs 5 L Edward c Griffith b Jacobs 1 S Ambris ret. out 0 Extras (w2) 2 TOTAL (all out, 27 overs) 64 Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-21, 3-31, 4-35, 5-35, 6-36, 7-51, 8-58, 9-64, 10-64. Bowling: Thomas 5-2-9-0, Leveridge 4-1-11-0, Miller 9-2-22-5, Green 1-0-5-0, Jacobs 8-2-17-3 Result: Scorpions won by 41 runs. Points: Scorpions 16.2, Volcanoes 5.2. Man-of-the-Match: Nikita Miller.last_img read more

Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more

Join us for the Moose FM Block Party

first_imgOn Saturday, September 7, 2013, we will shut down 101 Avenue between 100 Street and 98 Street for all kinds of fun. We’ll have local bands like Alister Stone, the Ramblers, Tom Cole and more (if your band would like to perform email  The Block Party will also feature street performers from the Edmonton Fringe Festival like Ring of Fire.  There will be kids’ activities organized by the Spectacular Chair Factory, a community market, inflatable toys, the Fort St. John RCMP & Fire Department, and, of course, food.The event will start at 11 a.m. and wrap up at 4 p.m. on September 7.  The event is FREE to attend thanks to our many sponsors like On the Rocks and North Peace Savings and Credit Union.  – Advertisement -Bring the whole family to the Moose FM Block Party, presented by On the Rocks Saturday September 7, 2013.  We’ll post more details as we get closer to the event.last_img read more

A.V. museum showcases Egyptian display

first_img The statuette was buried in a tomb to serve the departed in the afterlife because, unlike in movies, Pharaohs didn’t kill their servants to be buried with them, Gurba said. “That’s Hollywood,” she said. The display opens with a public reception from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. A lecture at 2 p.m. is by former Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History curator of archaeology Jay Bisno on “You Can Take It With You… The Importance of Magic in King Tut’s Tomb.” A drawing by the LMAG Associates, the museum’s fundraising organization, will raffle off the shawabty and tickets to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to see an exhibit of mummies. Grand prize is air fare, hotel stay and tickets to San Francisco’s De Young Museum’s show on woman pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled about 130 years before Tut. The museum will also have an “Egyptian Bazaar Gift Shop” selling Egyptian-themed items and toys, books, belly-dancing clothing and authentic artifacts. The exhibit was financed with sponsorships from Boeing, First City Credit Union, California Tile Supply, All About Stone, and Healy Anytime Glass. The sponsorships enabled the museum to buy artifacts and items including the falcon mummies, the replica chariot, sarcophagi masks and jewelry. Those items will be toured later through local schools, Gurba said. “A lot of kids don’t get a chance to go down below to see it,” she said. The museum is at 44801 Sierra Highway. It is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free. To arrange a school tour or for more information call (661) 723-6250. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Haven’t got down to Los Angeles to see King Tut’s treasures at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? Didn’t want to spend $25 to $75? Lancaster Museum Art Gallery opens Saturday an Egyptian display of its own with more than a millennium’s worth of sculpture, jewelry, cosmetic objects and funerary equipment – and admission is free. A Middle Kingdom coffin from about 1800 B.C. and wooden sarcophagus masks from 1500 B.C. – both older than Tut’s treasures – will be on display, along with mummified falcons, wooden statuettes, bronze figurines, and headrests. The exhibit also includes a life-size replica of a chariot, a re-created everyday house scene, and replica Osiris, sphinx and hawk statues that provided scenery in the 1956 movie “The Ten Commandments.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Ancient Egyptian civilization’s continuing fascination for Americans may be due to its providing an accessible link to the distant past, with the additional attraction of riches buried in support of an afterlife. “People think about King Tut and the gold: you can take it with you. People like hearing about expensive things,” curator Norma Gurba said. Gurba calls the Egyptian civilization one of the greatest in the ancient world, and certainly the longest lived – lasting more than 3,000 years. Items on exhibit in Lancaster range from the Middle Kingdom through the late period, which ended around 332 B.C. with Egypt’s conquest by Alexander the Great. Museum visitors can enter a raffle to win an authentic Egyptian antiquity: a shawabty, a tiny statue of a servant. last_img read more