Many-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.
World No. 1 Bajrang Punia on Thursday bagged his second title in two weeks as he defeated Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men’s 65kg freestyle in the Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia.Bajrang got the better of the local favourite 13-8 in his final bout after being down 0-5 at one stage.The 25-year-old Indian grappler had won a yellow metal last week at the Asian Championships in Xi’an, China.The two wrestled last in 2017 at the Dan Kolov where Punia won and finished as runner-up to Boris Novachkov of Bulgaria.Also Read | Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaAlso Read | Bajrang Punia sweats hard to reclaim gold at Asian Wrestling C’ship
April 11, 2018The Strathclyde University/Cosanti Foundation educational program continues this year with the arrival of Lim Chon Keat, known to us as “CK”. As with past participants, CK’s studies include the theory of Arcology, overseen by Co-President Jeff Stein, and sustainable technologies, overseen by Habitat Coordinator Scott Riley. This year the sustainable technologies studies are focused on our electrical system and related solar photovoltaic potentials.In the first photo CK is pictured on the right, working alongside Dennis McLaughlin, a visiting electrical engineer who is undertaking an extensive study of our primary electrical system.In the second photo, CK and resident Solar PV expert Michael Bittman are inspecting one of the many Solar PV rooftop installations at Arizona State University. The information will be useful in the design of a similar system for our Visitors Parking lot.The final image is the “energy mountain” – an energy use graph of the ten transformers of the campus electrical system against the backdrop of the midnight-to-midnight sky.
Scripps Networks International has appointed Kevin Chorlins its US-based senior VP, international content and brand strategy.Chorlins has been upped from VP, marketing and communications at channel operator Scripps’ international division. Prior to joining Scripps’ international division, Chorlins was VP, marketing for Scripps’ DIY Network.In the newly created role at Scripps, he will head up international strategy and marketing for Scripps programme franchises and channels. He will also oversee communications.Chorlins will report to to Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International. He said: “As the company has developed experienced programmers and marketers in London, Singapore and now Brazil, it’s important that our international teams have a strong support base in the United States.”