Fans travel for international season opener

first_imgDUBLIN – It would be hard to determine who enjoyed their Irish experience even more – the Notre Dame football team, who throttled Navy 50-10 in their season opener, or Fighting Irish fans, who enjoyed all the Irish capital had to offer over several days of Celtic fun. Thousands of fans descended upon the Irish capital for the Emerald Isle Classic festivities, including a pep rally in The O2, tailgate in the Temple Bar District and to cap off the weekend, the season-opening football game against Navy in Aviva Stadium. Even Irish football coach Brian Kelly said he enjoyed his time in Dublin during his postgame press conference, despite previously saying while a fan of Ireland, he didn’t relish the idea of playing a game overseas. “[Ireland is] such a friendly place,” he said. “[There is] beautiful scenery. The hospitality was amazing. It just feels welcoming coming to Ireland.” Kelly said playing an international game represents a unique opportunity for the University. “It galvanizes your fans, your alumni, everybody that is a Notre Dame supporter, you get the opportunity to bring everybody together in such a great atmosphere,” he said. Kelly quipped that now the team had the logistics for traveling mapped out, the Fighting Irish would be more than happy to make a return trip. “We’ll be back any time you ask us,” he said. For fans that made the trip, the weekend was a resounding success. Senior Elliott Pearce said gameday in Dublin surpassed even that of a home Notre Dame football game in South Bend. “It’s a lot more exciting, I think,” he said. “Everybody’s excited to come to Ireland and visiting Dublin and being in a new city, and being welcomed as warmly as we have by the Irish people here [has been great.] Everyone’s been in a good mood and been happy.” Caroline Gallagher, a Saint Mary’s senior, said the weekend’s events were made even more special by the fact she studied abroad in Ireland her sophomore year. “It’s the combining of two forces I really love, Notre Dame and Ireland,” she said. “I think it is the atmosphere that has made it a little bit extra [special]. It’s nice to see Notre Dame and South Bend in Dublin.” Pearce said Notre Dame’s already existing Irish identity was accentuated by the game’s location. “Notre Dame folks like to think they’re Irish, and we get a very Irish vibe,” he said. “It’s almost like it is done to an even greater degree here, because this is actually Ireland. There are [thousands] of us here, and that makes it feel even more like a Notre Dame place.” Playing more international games in the future should be in store for Notre Dame, Pearce said. “I think it’s a fantastic idea,” he said. “I’m looking forward to going to the next one.” Gallagher also said an international game has benefits for all of those involved. “I think it is really good for a fan base, and that it is good for the University and for both countries to have an alliance.” For juniors studying abroad in Dublin at University College of Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College this semester, Saturday’s game was their only opportunity to experience a Notre Dame gameday until their senior year. Sara Dryden, a junior set to study at UCD for the semester said the Emerald Isle Classic was the perfect way to kick off her semester in Dublin. “We knew [about the game] when we were applying, so that kind of factored into where we were going to apply,” she said. “But Ireland is great for everything else … Ireland was always my first choice, but it was an extra boost.” Patrick Schmitz, a junior set to study at Trinity College, came to Ireland early to attend the game. He said as soon as he stepped off the plane in Ireland, the hospitality of the host nation was in full effect. “It’s been very welcoming,” he said. “Just arriving at the airport, everything was decked out with American flags and Notre Dame flags and Navy flags. They were very excited about it, and it made me even more excited than I would be about a regular game.” Schmitz said attending the season opener compensated for the fact it would be his only football game of the year. “I was upset that I wasn’t going to be at all the other home games, but I think this made up for all the home games I am missing,” he said. Notre Dame alumni made up a large contingent of the thousands of Fighting Irish fans who made the trip overseas. One of those alumni, Arnie Vance, a member of the Class of 1968, attended through the Notre Dame Club of Greater Sarasota. Vance, who serves as president of the club, said 37 club members made the trip, including alumni ranging from the classes of 1952 to 2007. Like Pearce and Gallagher, Vance said he hopes more international games are in Notre Dame’s future. “It’s a wonderful idea,” he said. “We should do it every 10 years or so. We should do it again.”,DUBLIN – It would be hard to determine who enjoyed their Irish experience even more – the Notre Dame football team, who throttled Navy 50-10 in their season opener, or Fighting Irish fans, who enjoyed all the Irish capital had to offer over several days of Celtic fun. Thousands of fans descended upon the Irish capital for the Emerald Isle Classic festivities, including a pep rally in The O2, tailgate in the Temple Bar District and to cap off the weekend, the season-opening football game against Navy in Aviva Stadium. Even Irish football coach Brian Kelly said he enjoyed his time in Dublin during his postgame press conference, despite previously saying while a fan of Ireland, he didn’t relish the idea of playing a game overseas. “[Ireland is] such a friendly place,” he said. “[There is] beautiful scenery. The hospitality was amazing. It just feels welcoming coming to Ireland.” Kelly said playing an international game represents a unique opportunity for the University. “It galvanizes your fans, your alumni, everybody that is a Notre Dame supporter, you get the opportunity to bring everybody together in such a great atmosphere,” he said. Kelly quipped that now the team had the logistics for traveling mapped out, the Fighting Irish would be more than happy to make a return trip. “We’ll be back any time you ask us,” he said. For fans that made the trip, the weekend was a resounding success. Senior Elliott Pearce said game day in Dublin surpassed even that of a home Notre Dame football game in South Bend. “It’s a lot more exciting, I think,” he said. “Everybody’s excited to come to Ireland and visiting Dublin and being in a new city, and being welcomed as warmly as we have by the Irish people here [has been great.] Everyone’s been in a good mood and been happy.” Caroline Gallagher, a Saint Mary’s senior, said the weekend’s events were made even more special by the fact she studied abroad in Ireland her sophomore year. “It’s the combining of two forces I really love, Notre Dame and Ireland,” she said. “I think it is the atmosphere that has made it a little bit extra [special]. It’s nice to see Notre Dame and South Bend in Dublin.” Pearce said Notre Dame’s already existing Irish identity was accentuated by the game’s location. “Notre Dame folks like to think they’re Irish, and we get a very Irish vibe,” he said. “It’s almost like it is done to an even greater degree here, because this is actually Ireland. There are [thousands] of us here, and that makes it feel even more like a Notre Dame place.” Playing more international games in the future should be in store for Notre Dame, Pearce said. “I think it’s a fantastic idea,” he said. “I’m looking forward to going to the next one.” Gallagher also said an international game has benefits for all of those involved. “I think it is really good for a fan base, and that it is good for the University and for both countries to have an alliance.” For juniors studying abroad in Dublin at University College of Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College this semester, Saturday’s game was their only opportunity to experience a Notre Dame game day until their senior year. Sara Dryden, a junior set to study at UCD for the semester said the Emerald Isle Classic was the perfect way to kick off her semester in Dublin. “We knew [about the game] when we were applying, so that kind of factored into where we were going to apply,” she said. “But Ireland is great for everything else … Ireland was always my first choice, but it was an extra boost.” Patrick Schmitz, a junior set to study at Trinity College, came to Ireland early to attend the game. He said as soon as he stepped off the plane in Ireland, the hospitality of the host nation was in full effect. “It’s been very welcoming,” he said. “Just arriving at the airport, everything was decked out with American flags and Notre Dame flags and Navy flags. They were very excited about it, and it made me even more excited than I would be about a regular game.” Schmitz said attending the season opener compensated for the fact it would be his only football game of the year. “I was upset that I wasn’t going to be at all the other home games, but I think this made up for all the home games I am missing,” he said. Notre Dame alumni made up a large contingent of the thousands of Fighting Irish fans who made the trip overseas. One of those alumni, Arnie Vance, a member of the Class of 1968, attended through the Notre Dame Club of Greater Sarasota. Vance, who serves as president of the club, said 37 club members made the trip, including alumni ranging from the classes of 1952 to 2007. Like Pearce and Gallagher, Vance said he hopes more international games are in Notre Dame’s future. “It’s a wonderful idea,” he said. “We should do it every 10 years or so. We should do it again.”last_img read more

Governor Kunin to receive prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt award

first_imgFormer governor Madeleine Kunin, currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2009 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal award given annually to individuals and organizations who live the values espoused by the former first lady in her public life including human rights, social justice, and racial and gender equality.Gov. Kunin, former ambassador to Switzerland and the first woman in U.S. history to be re-elected governor three times, is being recognized for her “inspiring and energetic leadership and commitment to the principles that Mrs. Roosevelt championed for women, children and community,” according to Dana vanderHeyden, co-chair of the Medals Ceremony and ERVK board member. Gov. Kunin was cited for her efforts to improve the quality of education by creating early education programs for low-income children and for establishing state-wide kindergarten programs for all public schools.”Eleanor Roosevelt’s efforts to help those in need, to inspire the next generation, to encourage those in power and to be a ‘light in the darkness’ are reflected in the honorees this year,” said Marc vanderHeyden, co-chair of the Medals Ceremony, ERVK board member and former president of Saint Michael’s College. Kunin was also praised for her protecton of the environment by establishing programs to protect open spaces and farm land, which helped retain Vermont’s distinctive rural character.Past winners of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal award include Hillary Clinton, Bill Moyers, Norman Vincent Peale, James Earl Jones, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Marian Wright Edelman, Fred Rogers, Kate Roosevelt Whitney, Harry Belafonte, Richard Holbrooke, Cherie Blair, Dorothy L. Height, Franklin A. Thomas, Barbara Jordan and others.Gov. Kunin, who served as deputy secretary of education under President Bill Clinton, served as Vermont’s only female governor from 1985 to 1991. She was appointed the first woman to the State Supreme Court and created the family court system. Gov. Kunin is author of two books: Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008) and Living a Political Life (Vintage, 1995). The former UVM distinguished professor of political science remains active in her position as a James Marsh Professor-at-Large, giving lectures in 2009 on “Creating the Change We Believe In” and “Women, Power, and Politcis: How to Open the (Formerly) Smoke-Filled Room.”Other recipients of the 2009 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal include architect Jeh Johnson of East Fishkill, NY; former Chief Judge Judith Kaye of the State of New York; and The Anderson Center for Autism in Hyde Park, NY. They will be honored at the 23rd Annual ERKV Medal Ceremony at a noon luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 18 on the grounds of the the Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site in Hyde Park. Tickets for the event cost $175. For more information, call (845) 229-5302 or (845) 876-6974 or visit the ERVK website3. Source: UVM. 10.12.2009                                                                                                 ###last_img read more

WATCH: Wildlife Biologist Encounters Tree Dwelling Black Bears

first_imgA wildlife biologist in Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently discovered a sow black bear and three of her cubs denning 50 feet off the ground inside the hollowed out cavity of an old growth buckeye tree. Ryan Williamson was able to locate the mother bear and her cubs via signals transmitted by her radio collar. When the radio signals led him to the base of the large buckeye he surmised that the mother bear and her cubs must be denning in the cavity, which is visible from the ground. But Williamson didn’t stop there. He then used an ascender to climb the tree and get a glimpse of the bears for himself. Luckily the encounter was documented by Williamson’s helmet-mounted GoPro, providing a rare glimpse into the lives of hibernating black bears. See for yourself below.[divider]Related Articles[/divider]last_img read more

ATM suppliers dish as Windows 7 deadline draws near

first_imgMicrosoft has released nearly a thousand security patches for its Windows 7-based operating system since the software giant made that its standard platform in 2009. The system drives millions of ATMs around the world, but on Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending standard support for the software. The move will affect billions of laptops, desktops, computer networks, and ATMs.Windows 10, which has been around since 2015, has become ubiquitous in PCs; however, major ATM providers estimate that 90% of the 190,000 or so ATMs in the United States are still on Windows 7. Here’s a look at what’s coming next, from the perspective of ATM manufacturers, a major systems outsourcer, and a consultant.To Migrate Or Not To Migrate?David McCrary is executive vice president for Cardtronics, a Texas-based provider of managed ATM services to more than 2,000 financial institutions worldwide, including 700 credit unions. He says credit unions do not have to migrate to Windows 10 and should consider the pros and cons from both the operational and cost perspective. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Year-to-date return at Keva climbs to 4.2% despite trimming risk

first_imgKeva, the €46.6bn pension fund covering local government staff across Finland, said its investments returned 4.2% in the first nine months of this year, up from the 1.9% generated in the same period last year, even though risks had since been been reined in.Timo Kietäväinen, the pension fund’s chief executive, said: “Keva’s investment performance has been good this year, especially as we have kept lowering the risk level of our investments significantly for more than a year now.”But he warned that the remainder of this year was overshadowed by uncertainty on the capital markets.The market value of investments grew to €46.6bn at the end of September from €43.1bn at the same point in 2015. Kietäväinen said that, compared with these short-term results, there was a much larger challenge at hand in safeguarding the longer-term funding of Keva’s pensions in the midst of the social and healthcare reform. “If a transitional contribution between the pension systems is not outlined as part of the social and healthcare reform’s freedom-of-choice principle, the odds for funding pensions with tax increases are high,” he said.If the long-term funding of the Finnish earnings-related pension system is to be sustainable, it is crucial that Finland be able to strengthen its competitiveness and increase employment, Kietäväinen said.Keva’s fixed income investments returned 5.7% in the first nine months of the year, while listed equities and equity funds returned 2.6%.Property, including real estate funds, made a 2.6% return, and private equity investments and unlisted equities generated an 8% return. Hedge funds, however, made no return over the period.Ari Huotari, the pension fund’s CIO, said that, so far, 2016 had been yet another exception to the norm, with interest rates falling to levels no one could have predicted. “The actions taken by the central banks and the lack of alternatives have bolstered higher-risk markets such as equities,” he said.Looking ahead to the rest of the year, he said the election results in Italy and the US had the potential to rock the markets in a big way.last_img read more

CCS as a lifeline to reaching Paris goals

first_imgTo remind, the Paris Accord committed to tackling the climate change was signed in December 2015 by 195 nations who have pledged to try and keep the global warming going over 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and CCS is one of the means to achieving this goal.Offshore Energy Today last month livestreamed a talk-show titled: “CCS as a lifeline for reaching Paris [climate goals],” where Maarten Bouwhuis interviewed Jan Hopman – TNO, and Stijn Santen, owner of  CO2-Net BV and ambassador energy efficiency.According to a report by ING Bank released earlier this year, more than 90% in the Dutch energy system is still dominated by the fossil sources coal, oil, and gas. In order to reach the Paris climate goals, every bit of help is needed, including boosting energy efficiency, renewables development, and also the Carbon Capture and Storage.Both Santen and Hopman agree that CCS is a very important means of reducing emissions, and they feel that the governments should be proactive and set the rules and standards for CCS.They’ve also called for the governments to provide incentives in the form of subsidies, similar to those provided for the offshore wind sector through SDE+, a grant by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy aimed at encouraging production of renewable energy in the Netherlands.Stijn said: “A few years ago nobody would’ve thought that it would be possible to build wind farms at sea without subsidy, so I think the same would apply if we would stimulate CCS in the same manner.”According to Hopman, the first CCS deployment in The Netherlands, of a one megaton capacity, can be expected somewhere around 2025.He said: “It should be a real project in the order of one megaton per year. If you’ve done the first project, the second project will be much easier, faster, better, cheaper.”During the interview, various CCS-related themes were tackled, from North Sea storage capacity (of which there is plenty) in The Netherlands and on the wider shelf to the role of the government, and the business case needed for the companies to be willing to invest into CCS at all. There was also talk on why a company CEO can’t just decide to pursue CCS for the sake of his/her children,  without looking at the business case; on what the major hindrance for CCS development is, and on the positive examples from Norway.Watch the full interview below:Offshore Energy Today StaffPeople also readOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Incorporating sustainability in policy, strategy, and behaviorOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Benefits and challenges of offshore platform electrificationOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: Hydrogen – the holy grail for transmissionOffshore Energy 2018 | ON AIR talk-show: System integration across borders Carbon Capture and Storage is a set of techniques and technologies aimed at capturing CO2 from various industries and storing it underground, in depleted oil and gas fields, or in aquifers. According to the International Energy Agency, CCS is one of the main tools for reducing emission across the energy system.Jan Hopman – TNO (left), Stijn Santen (middle), Maarten Bouwhuis (right)last_img read more

LIME Customer & employee off to Rihanna concert in Barbados

first_imgIn Photo: Dorrel Miguel Leblanc. Photo credit: LIME DominicaRoseau Dominica – August 5, 2011: LIME has kept its promise and one lucky customer and his companion will join thousands in Barbados to enjoy and witness pop Caribbean Princess ‘Rihanna’ live in concert tonight at the Kensington Oval. This will be Rihanna’s first performance in the Caribbean in five years.Dorrel Miguel Leblanc of Copthall has emerged as the lucky winner from Dominica who will join other winners from the LIME Caribbean territories who won the promotion in their various countries. Mr. Leblanc is a LIME postpaid customer and he qualified to win the Rihanna contest by texting ‘Rihanna’ to 5463.  He won 2 VIP concert tickets, airfare to Barbados, accommodation and ground transportation. A similar treat will also be enjoyed by LIME employee Donald Tavernier where he and a guest will have the opportunity to enjoy the Rihanna concert VIP style.Thrilled by the news of his victory, Mr. Leblanc, a huge fan of Rihanna, thanked LIME for the opportunity to travel to Barbados for this major concert. Mr. Tavernier also expressed his gratitude to his employer for recognizing the work being done by employees and giving him the opportunity to enjoy this historic moment.“Rihanna’s Caribbean concert is definitely the event of the year because right now she is one of the hottest entertainers on the planet and LIME is extremely proud to present this historic event,” said Grace Silvera, Regional Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority said:  “The BTA is extremely excited to have LIME on board as its corporate partner in delivering the Rihanna show to the people of the Caribbean. LIME is the leading, fully-integrated, communications company in the Region and it has consistently and sincerely demonstrated a commitment to promoting high quality entertainment and developing the culture and arts of the Caribbean.“We believe that our partnership with Rihanna, demonstrates Barbados’ support for its global superstar, and we want to showcase her amazing talents, at home in Barbados, to the world. As such we know that LIME would make an excellent partner in helping us to communicate that message to the World.”Participating territories included Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, the Turks & Caicos Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. To qualify, LIME customers simply had to text ‘RIHANNA’ to 5463, purchase a BlackBerry handset from LIME or by signing up for a BlackBerry plan from LIME..“Rihanna Loud in Barbados” is part of a three-year marketing deal the multi-award winning singer has signed with the Barbados Tourism Authority.Press ReleaseLIME Dominica Share Tweet 99 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews LIME Customer & employee off to Rihanna concert in Barbados by: – August 5, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Martinez remaining upbeat

first_imgRoberto Martinez believes last weekend’s defeat against Crystal Palace is a good omen for Everton’s chances in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. Martinez said: “This period has been really important for us. In two games we’ve seen 18 players in the squad and we’ve got another three players who are very close to full fitness. “It’s very important at this stage of the season to get the moments of form to the players, to make sure we become as strong as we can be. “The game at the weekend will test us to the maximum. It’s going to be a really good occasion and one of the most exciting games of this campaign. “It’s still only three points but three points are becoming very important for both sides after we dropped points. It’s really important to start getting a consistent run of results.” Martinez, meanwhile, shrugged off reports linking Manchester City with a move for England midfielder Ross Barkley. City were said this week to be lining up a move for the 20-year-old next summer. Martinez is well used to being asked about potential bids for Barkley and insisted there had been no contact from City in connection with the player. The Toffees boss said: “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We’ve spoken enough in the past about potential interest and I always mention the same – we take it as a footballing compliment and we’ll move on. “All we want from Ross now is to be able to get him fully fit and get him ready to enjoy his football and help the team. We are looking forward to that day.” Barkley suffered a knee ligament injury in training just before Everton’s first game of the season against Leicester and had been expected to be ruled out until November at the earliest. Martinez revealed his recovery is ahead of schedule but is reluctant to put a date on Barkley’s possible return to action. “He’s doing really well,” said the Spaniard. “He’s starting to run, which is something we didn’t expect until next week. Now the next bit will be introducing the ball. “I do expect that he’s going to be a few weeks still but he’s well ahead of what we expected and it’s all positive.” Everton have not won an away fixture against Liverpool for 15 years, drawing eight and losing eight of their 16 games since, including a 4-0 hammering last season. The Toffees go into the match on the back of a 3-2 loss to Palace – an exact repeat of the victory the Eagles managed at Goodison Park in April. Press Association Martinez said: “The game is going to be really exciting. I think it’s going to be one of the best derbies – the last two were very good from a technical point of view and very good football games, but I think this one is building up towards being a very good game. “The defeat against Crystal Palace, there was something spooky about it. The last time we beat Liverpool at Anfield was September 27 so I hope the spookiness carries on at the weekend.” It is four years since Everton won a derby match home or away and the one-sided nature of the rivalry was one of David Moyes’ biggest frustrations during his tenure. His successor has not yet managed to reverse the tide but Martinez is not about to let that intrude on his relentlessly positive attitude. “It affects (the game) in a positive way in my eyes because the stats are there to be broken and that’s something we need to make sure we embrace and we look forward to,” he said. “We know that it’s a difficult place to visit but there are many other difficult places in this league that we’ve gone to and changed the history. That’s an extra bit of motivation.” Both teams have so far failed to find their form of last season, with Liverpool managing six points from their first five games, one more than Everton. The Toffees also lost their Capital One Cup third-round tie 3-0 to Swansea in midweek while Liverpool survived an epic penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, KXIP vs KKR: Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with eye on play-offs spot

first_imgNew Delhi: The current season of Indian Premier League is turning out to be a blockbuster affair for all the cricket lovers.  The eight teams are leaving no stone unturned to secure a place in the playoffs of the cash-rich league.Kings XI Punjab will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday in game number 44 of IPL 2018. While KXIP have won six of their ten matches, KKR have secured victory in five out of eleven matches. Both the teams have lost momentum in their last few matches and will look forward to learning from their mistakes.Punjab have lost three of last four matches despite building up momentum. The Ravichandran Ashwin led team suffered a defeat at hands of Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs in their previous encounter in Jaipur.KXIP need to stop experimenting with their batting order because sending Ashwin higher hasn’t reaped rewards. KL Rahul (471 runs in 10 matches) has been firing from all the corners but the other batsmen are yet to contribute to the team.KKR have some major concerns when it comes to their bowling attack. The Dinesh Kartik led team lost their last match against Mumbai Indians by a staggering 102 runs. The bowlers conceded more than 200 runs twice in this season of IPL.The fast powers are yet to decimate the opposition team’s batsmen and have given runs at an average of 10.50 runs per over. Andre Russell’s fitness remains a serious matter of concern for Dinesh KartikBoth the teams have set their eyes on securing a berth in the playoffs and need to win this crucial encounter. What statistics have to say? Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have played a total of 22 matches in Indian Premier League. KXIP have won eight matches while KKR staged a win in 14 matches.The last time the two teams met, Punjab walked away with a win at Eden Gardens in a rain-affected match. Teams Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi,  Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R., Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pride spinners bowl out Red Force for 116 to earn full points

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – Spin bowling triumvirate Jomel Warrican, Hayden Walsh, Jr and Kenroy Williams reversed decades of heartaches for Barbados Pride batsmen, when they bowled the visitors to a 207-run victory over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday.Left-arm spinner Warrican was the most impactful, grabbing 3-13 from 12 overs to finish with match figures of 9-84 to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Red Force, chasing 324 for victory, were bowled out for 116 just before tea on the final day of their seventh-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground.Leg-spinner Walsh took 3-41 from 14 overs, and Williams bagged 3-46 from 21.5 overs and had the privilege of formalising the result when he had Bryan Charles caught at slip for 13.Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin was again the glue that held his side together, but he was unable to unleash another hundred like the first innings, but hit the top score of 24. No other batsman passed 20.The result meant that Pride – after starting the match placed fifth in the League table with 56.8 points – earned 16.4 points and Red Force – after entering the match positioned third with 67.6 points – gained six points.Earlier, Pride added 33 to their overnight total at a little under a run-a-ball before they declared their second innings on 221 for seven.Neither overnight batsman was dismissed – West Indies 2016 Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder Shamar Springer finished with the top score of an unbeaten 51 from his overnight 38 and wicketkeeper/batsman Mario Rampersaud, who resumed on eight, remained not out on 26.Pride batsmen of past generations would recall the fierce battles they endured with the spin bowlers of Red Force in typically helpful conditions – suffering terribly at the hands of the likes of Ranjie Nanan, Rajindra Dhanraj, Raphick Jumadeen, Imtiaz Ali and others too numerous to name.This victory must have been a source of delight for the current crop of Pride, considering that the spinners collected all nine wickets that fell in the second innings, in addition to eight in the first innings.The slide to defeat for Red Force started when Williams removed left-handed opener Amir Jangoo to the first of five lbw decisions in the innings.Before they knew it, Red Force were 51 for five, and though Ramdin and veteran Imran Khan shared 31 for the sixth wicket, it would have required a far greater effort which never came.The Championship will be on hold for the next three weeks for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays before resuming on Thursday, January 4, when Red Force host Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Queen’s Park Oval, at the same time that Pride welcome Windward Islands Volcanoes to Kensington Oval.PRIDE 1st Innings 316Red Force 1st Innings 214PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Imran Khan 26S Moseley lbw b St Clair 3*S Brooks b Primus 37J Carter lbw b Charles 21K Stoute b Charles 1K Williams c Primus b Imran Khan 26J Greaves c Rajah b Imran Khan 2S Springer not out 51+M Rampersaud not out 26Extras (b17, lb5, w1, nb5) 28TOTAL (7 wkts decl’d, 68 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-60, 3-101, 4-102, 5-105, 6-122, 7-155Bowling: St Clair 13-2-29-1 (nb3); Charles 26-8-69-2; Khan 25-4-80-3; Primus 4-1-13-1 (nb2, w1)RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 324)+A Jangoo lbw b Williams 6J Solozano lbw b Warrican 12I Rajah b Warrican 4E Nicholson lbw b Warrican 9*D Ramdin b Walsh 24A Cooper lbw b Walsh 7I Khan c and b Williams 17R Primus lbw b Walsh 9D St Clair not out 11B Charles c Carter b Williams 13R Jaipaul did not bat (injured) –Extras (b2,lb2) 4TOTAL (all out, 60.5 overs) 116Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-20, 3-27, 4-40, 5-52, 6-82, 7-82, 8-93, 9-116Bowling: Greaves 7-2-12-0; Williams 21.5-7-46-3; Warrican 12-5-13-3; Walsh 14-3-41-3Points: Pride 16.4, Red Force 6last_img read more