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

Walsall v Chelsea: Terry returns, Kenedy makes full debut

first_imgJohn Terry returns and Kenedy makes his full Chelsea debut in tonight’s League Cup third-round clash at Walsall.Brazilian youngster Kenedy has been named in the starting line-up by boss Jose Mourinho along with fellow recent signing Baba Rahman.As expected, Terry has been recalled – the skipper partners Gary Cahill at the back – and there is also a starting place for John Mikel Obi. Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are both included as well.Defender Ola Aina, 18, is among the Blues substitutes, as are Eden Hazard, Pedro and Nemanja Matic.Chelsea: Begovic, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Kenedy, Remy, Falcao.Subs: Blackman, Hazard, Traore, Pedro, Matic, Aina, Djilobodji.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy honored, cheered by Dodgers

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It takes a special occasion for Dodgers fans to cheer a member of the San Francisco Giants.Celebrating the career of manager Bruce Bochy qualifies as an exceptional moment.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined Bochy on the field ahead of Bochy’s final series at Dodger Stadium to honor a manager who will be stepping aside after 25 years at the helm of two National League West clubs.The Dodgers played a video for Bochy on the scoreboard from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who …last_img read more

Photos: Check out the vibe at first Warriors game at the Chase Center

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors opened the doors to their first game at Chase Center, and fans came out to check the new digs in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.Construction on the $1.4 billion arena took two years. It was already open for concerts in September, but Saturday was the first time the building’s main tenant, the Warriors, held a game day. Fans filled up the 18,0064 seats and checked out more than 40 food and beverage points in the Chase Center, according to Stadia …last_img read more

Mandela returns to his inauguration site

first_img11 December 2013 Nelson Mandela’s body has returned to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where he was sworn in as South Africa’s first democratically elected president almost 20 years ago. In 1994, the Union Buildings played host to his inauguration, heralding the beginning of a new era in South Africa’s history. On Tuesday, Mandela’s body arrived in a glass-sided hearse just before 8am from 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Thswane with his coffin draped in the South African flag. He will lie in state at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, where the public will have an opportunity to view the body of the father of the nation. His grandson, Ndaba Mandela, welcomed Madiba’s body at the amphitheatre. The public will be able to view the body from noon until 5:30pm. No cameras or mobile phones will be permitted. The public viewing will be preceded by a viewing by the Mandela family and several heads of state. There will also be a parade with a gun carriage drawn by soldiers, a 21-gun salute, and a moment of silence. There will be a constant vigil at Mandela’s coffin and a funeral procession led by the military’s national ceremonial guard. Officials announced on Monday that access to the Union Buildings for viewing the body would be restricted – only those in buses provided by the City of Tshwane would be allowed in. Members of the public have been asked use the park-and-ride facilities at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria West, the LC De Villiers Sports Facility in Hatfield, and Fountains Valley Park. The buses will drop people off at the Union Buildings where they will be allowed to walk past and look inside the glass-topped coffin. On Thursday and Friday, the public will have access to the amphitheatre from 8am until 5.30pm. Source: 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