No place for Lambert

first_imgMany-time winning Jamaica captaiN Tamar Lambert, has been omitted from the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their sixth-round WICB First-Class Tournament clash away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes next weekend.Lambert, who was overlooked for Jamaica’s first two matches of the season, but was recalled following a series of poor batting performances, participated in the team’s third, fourth and fifth encounters.However, following equally low batting returns on his part, as well as subpar batting during the WICB Super50 one-day tournament in Trinidad and Tobago last month, the national selection panel has decided to look past the 34-year-old once more.The 13-member squad, which departs next week, includes seven specialist batsmen.This follows the return of young West Indies strokemaker, Jermaine Blackwood, and the recall of Kirk Edwards and Shacaya Thomas.Edwards, following average returns in the team’s first four outings, missed their fifth match due to injury, while Thomas, the tournament’s second highest runscorer two seasons ago and one of the outstanding batsmen at the preseason national trials, is yet to make an appearance this season.The Jamaica Scorpions, respective fourth- and fifth-place finishers for the past two seasons, are currently third in the six-team standings with five rounds of matches to go.With a record of three wins and two defeats, they have 53 points, 10 less that Barbados Pride, with runaway leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars on top with 85.Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell, Kirk Edwards, Jermaine Blackwood, AndrÈ McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Carlton Baugh Jr, David Bernard Jr, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Sheldon Cottrell, Marquino Mindley, Shacaya Thomas.last_img read more

FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DOZENS of families are being evacuated from their homes in Falcarragh after smoke from the latest gorse fire in Muckish covered the area.The heavy smoke from the blaze has spread in the direction of local townland Moyra and forced a number of people to leave.Up to 50 officers have been dispatched to the scene of the blaze which broke out a short time earlier. Dozens of acres of gorse have already been destroyed.At this stage there are no reports of any injuries or any damage to property.The latest blaze alert comes just a couple of hours after Acting Fire Chief Bobby McMenamin revealed that most gorse fires across the county are now under control.The fire at Muckish is being tackled by the army, the army helicopter which is dropping buckets of water on the fire and two fire brigades. The fire is also coming perilously close to Glenveagh National Park which is just a couple of miles away.As well as tackling the blaze it is understood that officers are also dampening down areas in its path to keep it from spreading.“The Muckish blaze has whipped up a lot of smoke and that has been spread in the direction of Falcarragh.“A number of houses have now been evacuated because of the smoke. People were beginning to feel the affects so they thought it was best to get out,” said a fire service source.Ends FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE was last modified: May 3rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Falcarraghfamilies evacuatedMuckishlast_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What to make of Warriors’ loss to Toronto

first_imgDETROIT — The Warriors’ 131-128 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday did not serve as an NBA Finals preview. Instead, it highlighted a few realities.The Warriors (15-8) will become significantly better once Stephen Curry returns for Saturday’s game against the Detroit Pistons (11-7) after missing the past 11 games with a strained left groin. Ditto for whenever Draymond Green (right toe), DeMarcus Cousins (left Achilles) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left ankle) return. Kevin Durant is an …last_img read more

New Ohio research specialist for grape and wine production

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three recently filled positions in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are intended to advance research supporting Ohio’s rapidly expanding wine industry.Andrew Kirk has been hired as research specialist and manager of the Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station, a 25-acre location near the Lake Erie shoreline dedicated to comprehensive wine-grape research and education.The station, located in Kingsville, is one of eight research farms throughout the state managed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Kirk has a master’s degree in horticulture from Lincoln University in New Zealand (2016) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State (2011). At Lincoln University, he specialized in viticulture and enology and also gained experience in the management of research vineyards. Previously, he was an apprentice at Markko Vineyard in Conneaut, not far from the research station, from 2011-12.“The research specialist position is a new venture for managing OARDC’s Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station,” said Ken Scaife, assistant to the OARDC director for field operations. “It provides an opportunity for Andrew Kirk to respond to local grower needs through research and outreach programming, in addition to management of the research station.“We received thoughtful feedback from Ashtabula and Lake county growers during the search process. Their input was very helpful in OARDC’s decision to hire Andrew Kirk.”As research specialist and station manager, Kirk will provide leadership in management, research and outreach coordination for research and education programs at the research station. He will also work in coordination with Ohio State faculty in the design and implementation of field research trials related to grape and wine production — including on aspects such as pest, weed and disease control; new variety trials; cold tolerance; and wine quality. Grape disease researchThose faculty collaborators will now also include Elizabeth Long, assistant professor of entomology, and Melanie Lewis Ivey, assistant professor of plant pathology.A Ph.D. graduate in plant, insect and microbial sciences from the University of Missouri, Long joined the college in January 2016. She is an expert in integrated pest management of muck soil vegetables and grapes.Meanwhile, Lewis Ivey will join CFAES in June 2016 and will be conducting research on diseases of grapes that are of major importance to Ohio’s industry. She holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology from Ohio State and is currently an assistant professor at Louisiana State University.Ohio State’s research and education programs related to wine grapes and wine provide valuable support to a growing industry that contributes $786 million to Ohio’s economy, employs more than 5,000 people and produced 1.2 million gallons of wine a year, according to the latest study from the Ohio Grape Industries Committee.last_img read more