Smith eyes another record as Volcanoes rout Scorpions

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Jamaica Scorpions flopped while veteran left-hander Devon Smith took aim at another record to put Windward Islands Volcanoes in a strong position, heading into Saturday’s day three of their day/night seventh round match.Replying to the hosts’ 226 for nine declared on Thursday’s opening day, Scorpions failed to mount a serious batting effort and crumbled to 112 for nine before declaring their innings on the second day here Friday.Left-handed opener John Campbell, unbeaten on 29 overnight, failed to add but was the top-scorer as Scorpions lost wickets steadily after resuming the day on 33 without loss.Dervan Green got 25 batting at number eight but other than for wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas (20), no other batsman passed 20.Scorpions were undermined by the seam duo of Kyle Mayers (4-32) and Sherman Lewis (4-36) who grabbed four wickets apiece.Armed with a lead of 114 runs, Volcanoes were put in the driver’s seat by the 36-year-old Smith who was unbeaten on 75 as they reached 142 for three at the close – an overall lead of 256 runs.Smith is eyeing his second century of the match and fifth of the season, following his unbeaten 107 in the first innings.He has so far faced 137 balls and struck six fours and posted 48 for the third wicket with Kirk Edwards (17) and a further 31 in an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Roland Cato (16 not out).If Smith completes the feat of scoring a century in both innings, he will become the first batsman to achieve the milestone twice in the modern era (1966 onwards) of the Windies first-class championship.He now has 794 runs for the season.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 226-9 decl.Scorpions 1st Innings(overnight 33 without loss)J Campbell lbw b Lewis 29T Griffith c Dember b Lewis 3O Williams c Smith b Mayers 5B King lbw b Lewis 13*P Palmer c wkp Dennis Smith b Mayers 8F Allen b Johnson 0+A Thomas lbw b Mayers 16D Green lbw b Mayers 25D Jacobs c Devon Smith b Lewis 2O Smith not out 0Extras (b6, lb3, w2) 11TOTAL (9 wkts, 35.3 Overs) 112Did not bat: C Lamont.Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-34, 3-50, 4-54, 5-57, 6-75, 7-90, 8-108, 9-112.Bowling: Johnson 10-3-31-1, Lewis 12.3-1-36-4, Mayers 12-4-32-4, Dember 1-0-4-0.VOLCANOES 2nd InningsDevon Smith not out 75*T Theophile not out 0M Bascombe lbw b Campbell 18D Hector c Jacobs b Green 4K Edwards lbw b Jacobs 17R Cato not out 16Extras (b1, lb5, w2, nb4) 12TOTAL (3 wkts, 50 overs) 142Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-63, 3-111.Bowling: Green 9-0-26-1, Lamont 14-1-39-0, Smith 5-1-22-0, Jacobs 12-3-19-1, Campbell 10-0-30-1.Position: Volcanoes lead by 256 runs with seven second innings wickets intact.last_img read more

Florida man charged in mass shooting plot after investigators find weapons in his home

first_imgA Florida man has been charged with plotting to commit a mass shooting after authorities found that he lied about having any weapons in his apartment.Officials were alerted to 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix, after his ex-girlfriend showed them several text messages from him where he claimed he wanted to be known as the most prolific killer in American history and that he already had a place in mind.“When you look at this kid’s background, he is the profile of a shooter,” Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood said. “He lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, he’s depressed, he’s got the ammunition and he wants to become known for being the most prolific killer in American history.”When Wix was arrested on Friday, he originally told authorities that he did not have any weapons and that he was only fascinated with mass shootings, however, when investigators, searched his apartment they found a .22-caliber hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammunition.Wix is currently being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.last_img read more

Ben Roethlisberger throws 200th career TD pass

first_imgBen Roethlisberger (7) throws a touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)t quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown his 200th touchdown pass.Roethlisberger is the second quarterback in Steelers history to reach the milestone. Terry Bradshaw is the other. He threw for 212 TDs from 1970-83.Roethlisberger reached No. 200 when he found Antonio Brown in the end zone in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger then connected three times with Jerricho Cotchery in the second half to give him 203.That left Roethlisberger 32nd on the NFL’s career list, tied with Jim Everett.last_img

HEAT THE ROCKS TAKES ON TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME SATURDAY; POTENT PAIR HOLLENDORFER AND TRUJILLO TEAM AGAIN IN $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT 1 MILE ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will once again pair with jockey Elvis Trujillo when he sends out Heat the Rocks Saturday in the Sunshine Millions Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf.Though she has never raced on turf, 3-year-old Heat the Rocks has run well at a mile, running second in her last out, the Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7. The filly by Unusual Heat and out of the Tribal Rule mare Rockella is owned by Hollendorfer, Brett Tahajian and George Todaro. Bred in-part by Hollendorfer and Todaro as well, Heat the Rocks is 4-1-2-0 overall with earnings of $90,160.Hollendorfer will also send out Light One, a horse from his Golden Gate contingent in Saturday’s Oaks. The Comic Strip filly comes off a 5 ½ furlong maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 27; her first start with trainer Hollendorfer.Owned by Gatto Racing, LLC, USA Thoroughbred Racing Management, Inc, Gray, et al, she is 2-1-1 lifetime with earnings of $27,040.Northern-California based trainer Steve Specht has the most experienced filly in the gate with Swiss Skimmer, who has run the mile distance in her last four outings in an eight race career. Coming off a maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 14, the Swiss Yodeler filly is owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.She is 8-1-1-3 overall with earnings of $41,103.Second going a mile on turf in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita Jan. 1, Doug O’Neill’s Silver Starlight will break from the far outside with new rider, French import Flavien Prat.The filly by Marino Marini is owned by Neil Haymes, Michael Ryan and Sterling Stables. She is a maiden with a second and a fourth from two starts and $14,560 in earnings.Tim Yakteen and Phil D’Amato will send out Patsy G and Me and Sheer Pleasure respectively off six furlong maiden special weight wins at Los Alamitos Dec. 19.The complete field for Saturday’s Xpressbet California Cup Oaks, to be run as the fifth race on a ten-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Patsy G and Me, Drayden Van Dyke, 117; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 117; Swiss Skimmer, Frank Alvarado, 117; Heat the Rocks, Elvis Trujillo, 117; Sheer Pleasure, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Light One, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 117; Silver Starlight, Flavien Prat, 117.                Special first post time on Saturday of 12:00 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

Donegal gets behind Anita’s amazing journey

first_imgA woman who is making great strides in her mission to walk again has received an outpouring of support from the Donegal community this week.Anita Jackson, aged 42, suffered a life-changing spinal injury from a horrific fall on what was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime in Kenya.Anita and her partner Manus Gallagher, 48, from Burtonport, were on a dream trip exploring Anita’s birthplace in 2016. But disaster struck on the first day as Anita was moving a sunbed and lost her balance, falling 8ft from a deck onto the beach below.“I was going to move a chair and I lost grip,” Anita recalled. “I remember so well trying to balance on anything I could, but I fell. It felt like I was falling forever.”“When I landed I looked at my legs and they were in a really weird position. I tried to stand up and I realised that they wouldn’t budge. I knew that something was wrong.”The force of the fall resulted in a burst fracture of Anita’s T12 vertebra and an incomplete spinal cord injury. “I just remember screaming and crying in pain and begging for painkillers,” she said.Anita underwent emergency surgery and spent three days in ICU before being airlifted back to London, where she and Manus lived at the time. A long and painful road of rehabilitation lay before her, with some doctors claiming she would never walk again.Anita Jackson after the accidentBut the brave and strong-willed woman has found a way of getting back on her feet with the help of the people of Donegal.Life in London became difficult after Anita was discharged from hospital, so they decided to move to Manus’ homeplace in Burtonport.“We didn’t know what was going to be ahead of us but we were sure of one thing. We would have the family support,” Manus said. Fortunately for Anita, the No Barriers Foundation was being set up in Donegal at the same time. The Letterkenny-based non-profit organisation had bought a robotic exoskeleton to provide world-class rehabilitation for people in the north west who have partial paralysis or limited mobility.For Anita, the Ekso Bionics suit meant that she would walk again with assistance – something she never thought would be possible in London.Anita Jackson walks with support from No Barriers physiotherapist Stephen McNally. (North West Newspix).Anita now travels to Letterkenny to walk for two hours a week with specially trained No Barriers physiotherapists. She has clocked up over 68,000 steps in the suit, with Manus cheering her on every step of the way.Through the revolutionary Eekso therapy, Anita has also found strength, happiness and hope. “Having the exoskeleton has been the best thing ever,” she said. “Walking feels like freedom. It’s like I’ve got my independence back. “Getting up, standing and walking has made me more positive. For that one hour I’m on cloud ten!”Anita Jackson with her partner Manus Gallagher. (North West Newspix).Anita compliments her walking therapy with the use of a Motomed machine at home. This leg and arm trainer has also shown major results during her rehab journey. “I was cycling on the Motomed one day and it went berserk, making noises and it came up on the screen to say I was cycling on my own. I couldn’t believe that my legs were doing the work,” she said.Anita is keen to build on this recent success, however, the Motomed is loaned to her by the HSE on a three-month rotation, meaning that she has it for three months before it is provided to another patient. “Everything I’ve done in those three months just goes backwards then. You lose everything you’ve been building,” Anita said.As Anita makes great progress, Manus decided to set up a GoFundMe appeal to raise €4,400 so she can have her own Motomed Vita 2. The couple were blown away by the support for the campaign, which has raised almost €4,000 in just one week.Anita said: “I’m so shocked and so grateful for how great people can be. That has really uplifted me. It’s more like I’m getting energy from all these people.”Anita also credits her progress to her positive mental attitude. She watches videos of other people who have recovered from spinal injuries to inspire her to achieve her own goal.She said: “Your mind controls your body, so if you are positive, eventually your body will respond to that. I keep listening to that and seeing people who have done that.“You need that hope and motivation.”If you would like to support Anita’s fundraiser to purchase a Motomed Viva 2 arm and leg trainer, visit the GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/anita-jackson039s-spinal-injury-rehab-fundTo find out more about the No Barriers Foundation, visit:nobarriers.ieDonegal gets behind Anita’s amazing journey was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:anita jacksonburtonportfundraisergofundmemanus gallagherno barriers foundationlast_img read more

Elections 2019: Enda Bonner loses seat in Glenties

first_imgFianna Fáil Councillor Enda Bonner has lost his seat after the sixth count in the Glenties LEA.As no candidate reached the quota on the sixth count, Bonner’s 1,056 votes will now be redistributed.During the last Local Elections in 2014, Bonner secured his seat on the tenth count achieving 1,669 votes. Bonner was added to the party ticket earlier this year after appealing the party’s convention vote to nominate Noreen McGarvey to run for the local elections. McGarvey is still in the running for a seat, with 1,171 votes to her name after the sixth count.Two other Fianna Fáil politicians are polling well in the Glenties LEA, with current Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill and former Donegal GAA caption Anthony Molloy securing 1161 and 1400 votes respectively.So far in the Glenties LEA, Independent Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig is the only candidate to have secured a seat, having sailed over the quota of 1,875 on the first count with 2,007 first preferences.Sinn Féin’s John Sheamuis Ó Fearraigh could retain his seat on the next count, needing only a further 125 redistributed votes to retain his seat.  Here are the figures after the sixth count:Brian Carr (SF) +223 … 1211Marie Theresa Gallagher (SF) +38 … 1324Michael Mc Clafferty (Fine Gael) +127 … 1343Noreen McGarvey (FF) +16 … 1171Anthony Molloy (FF) +401 … 1400Seamus O’Domhnaill (FF) +8 … 1161John Sheamuis Ó Fearraigh (SF) +10 … 1750Quota: 1,875, Electorate: 23,165, Turnout: 12,851, Spoiled: 147, Valid: 12,704For live updates as they happen across the county, follow this link:LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updatesElections 2019: Enda Bonner loses seat in Glenties was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegal election resultsdonegal local electionsEnda Bonnerfianna failGlentiesle19le19donegallast_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala out with right hip tightness vs. Toronto

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, marking the second consecutive game he missed because what the team called “right hip tightness.”The Warriors do not consider the injury to be serious, but they often handle the 34-year-old Iguodala conservatively so that he can remain as his most healthy and effective during …last_img

ODA issues reminder about upcoming changes for veal

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) wants to remind producers and livestock owners about upcoming changes to Ohio’s livestock care standards.Effective Jan. 1, 2018, veal calves must be housed in group pens by 10 weeks of age. Additionally, whether housed in individual stalls or group pens the calves must be allowed to turn around and cannot be tethered. Also effective Jan. 1, tail docking on dairy cattle can only be performed by a licensed veterinarian and if only medically necessary.The above changes were recommended by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, a group of 13 members from farming, veterinary, academic, food safety, animal care and consumer interest backgrounds tasked with annually reviewing the standards and recommending any appropriate changes to ODA. The changes were submitted by ODA and ultimately approved by the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.Ohio’s livestock care standards were implemented after Ohioans overwhelmingly passed State Issue 2 in November 2009. The constitutional amendment required the state to establish comprehensive livestock care standards, established in rules by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep 86 | YAP Conference And A Caroling Record

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It’s the Christmas Edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt and Ty welcome in Bennett Musselman to talk about the upcoming Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience (get registered at experienceyap.com). There was also a Christmas caroling World Record set in Ohio recently and Matt got all of the details about that great feat!last_img

SEA Games: Last 3 Filipino boxers standing vow all-out finals stand

first_imgCharly Suarez of the Philippines dominates Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi of Malaysia in the quarterfinals of the light welterweight class men’s boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur. Suarez prevailed by unanimous decision. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLEumir Felix Marcial was emotional in semis win, he wanted to avenge fallen teammates. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The three Filipino boxers left in the fight vowed to go all out for a gold medal on Thursday.Bantamweight Mario Fernandez, light middle Eumir Felix Marcial and light heavy John Nobel Tupas Marvin said they won’t pull any punches against their respective finals opponents in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Filipino-British Marvin, a former army boxer for Great Britain, said he will be ready for the boisterous Malaysian crowd at MITEC Hall 8 when he takes on local boy Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi for the crown.“At the end of the day, you do what you gotta do, you exchange punches and don’t worry about anything,” said the 6-foot SEA Games rookie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPauzi won over Singapore’s Muhamad Dinie Hakeem via decision despite a generally lackluster performance here he hardly showed punching skills and movements.That should play to Marvin’s advantage as he loves to throw haymakers and doesn’t stand back from a full-blown, phone-booth slugfest. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Marcial, who was in tears as he talked about his three teammates who suffered dubious losses, will be out for payback.“I will be all-out sir,” said Marcial in Filipino. “I will go for a clear win and will be punching for all my teammates who lost by questionable decisions.”Marcial, the 21-year-old from Zamboanga City, will battle Pathomsak Kuttiya, one of the five Thais who made it to the six gold medal matches.“We are all affected (by the teammates’ losses),” said Fernandez in Filipino. “But we don’t control the judges. We control ourselves so I will just fight on.”Fenandez, who hails from Bukidnon, will face Thai Chatchai Butdee, who went from flyweight to bantamweight.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines won five gold medals in the last SEA Games in Singapore. View commentslast_img read more