…Jagaurs, Pride settle for draw; champions extend points tally to 145.4BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Tagenarine Chanderpaul completed his maiden first-class hundred, but newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars had to settle for a draw against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday here.Chanderpaul hit an undefeated 101 and wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble slammed a pugnacious 74 to lead Jaguars to 263 for five in their second innings before they declared about 50 minutes before lunch on the final day of their ninth-round match at Kensington Oval.The left-handed opener, son of legendary West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is also a member of the Jaguars line-up for this match, reached his landmark from 275 balls, when he swung Jonathan Carter to deep mid-wicket for the last of his nine boundaries to prompt the declaration.He shared 115 for the fifth wicket with Bramble, whose 78-ball innings in close to 2 ½ hours included four fours and five sixes.Set a highly improbable victory target of 362 in a minimum of 73 overs, Pride reached 208 for four in their second innings before the two sides it was pointless to continue.West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit the top score of 54 for Pride, their captain Shamarh Brooks supported with 40, Shayne Moseley made 28, Roston Chase was not out on 23 and Carter added 20.Brathwaite shared 60 with club-mate Moseley for the first wicket and put on 76 for the second wicket with Brooks, but Keemo Paul grabbed 2-76 from 16 overs to send a few shivers down their spines.All two of Paul’s wickets were catches to stand-in keeper Vishaul Singh, who was deputising for the injured Bramble, and also held a top-edged catch down the leg-side to dismiss West Indies batsman Roston Chase off left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul.Later on, there was such a shortage of personnel for the Jaguars that head coach Esuan Crandon, a former national fast bowler, was required to take the field.The result meant that Jaguars gained 10.4 points from the match, taking them to 145.4, and Pride collected 5.8 points, moving them to 91.6.Pride fast bowler Chemar Holder was named Player-of-the-Match following figures of 5-57 and 3-72 on his first-class debut.Next round, Jaguars conclude the season against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at the Guyana National Stadium, at the same time Pride face Jamaica Scorpions at this venue.JAGUARS 1st Innings 297Pride 1st Innings 199Jaguars 2nd Innings(overnight 154 for four)T Chanderpaul not out 101C Hemraj c (sub) Walsh b Holder 21*L Johnson c Greaves b Holder 6V Singh st Dowrich b Warrican 43S Chanderpaul c wkpr Dowrich b Holder 0+A Bramble c Warrican b Carter 74R Reifer not out 1Extras (b5, lb2, w4, nb6) 17TOTAL (5 wkts dec, 89.2 overs) 263Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-64, 3-137, 4-138, 5-253Bowling: Cummins 15-3-43-0 (nb2); Holder 23-3-72-3 (nb3); Greaves 11-1-25-0 (nb1, w3); Chase 18-9-49-0; Carter 10.2-3-29-1 (w1); Warrican 11-3-36-1; Brathwaite 1-0-2-0PRIDE 2nd Innings (target: 362)K Brathwaite c wkpr Singh b Paul 54S Moseley b Reifer 28*S Brooks c wkpr Singh b Permaul 40J Carter c wkpr Singh b Paul 20R Chase not out 23+S Dowrich not out 17Extras (b4, lb7, w4, nb11) 26TOTAL (4 wkts, 58 overs) 208Fall of wickets: 1-60, 2-136, 3-143, 4-172Bowling: Paul 16-1-76-2 (nb10); Reifer 12-3-23-1; Permaul 20-5-62-1; Shepherd 1-0-2-0; Rutherford 7-1-30-0 (nb1, w3); T Chanderpaul 1-0-3-0 (w1); Johnson 1-0-1-0Points: Jaguars 10.4, Pride 8.8Player-of-the-Match: Chemar Holder (Pride)
Arsenal could not find a way past a resolute Sunderland defence as they began life without Robin van Persie with a goalless draw.Van Persie’s replacements Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud failed to score on their debuts with substitute Giroud off target from 12 yards.Abou Diaby also had a fine first-half shot saved by Simon Mignolet.But other than an impressive debut for Santi Cazorla, it was a frustrating afternoon for the Gunners.As profligate as Arsenal were, credit must also go to Sunderland, who were tireless in closing down space on a sweltering afternoon in north London. First-half opportunities for Podolski, Cazorla, Diaby and Theo Walcott must have left the watching supporters wondering what might have been had their top scorer from last season been on the pitch. However, other than their inaccuracy, there were signs that the new signings could prove astute purchases given more time to integrate into the side.Sunderland threatened before the break when first James McClean and then Jack Colback went close to spoiling Arsenal’s new dawn even further, but boss Martin O’Neill will be pleased with a point as his team stuck to a strict game plan.The Black Cats played with just Stephane Sessegnon up front, and once McClean had given Wojciech Szczesny an early wake-up call, they were quick to retreat with Lee Cattermole typically tigerish in midfield.Despite the Sunderland skipper’s attentions, it was clear Cazorla was having no trouble in getting up to Premier League speed as he foraged behind fellow debutant Podolski.The former Malaga midfielder shot wide early on, and showed his full repertoire of skills when he threaded a pass to Walcott but Podolski could not turn in the winger’s cut-back as Kieran Richardson closed in. Diaby shot from the edge of the box as Arsenal pushed Sunderland further back, and only isolated efforts from Colback gave the Gunners defence anything to concern them.On the day agreement with Barcelona for the sale of Alex Song was confirmed, the midfield trio of Diaby, Cazorla and Mikel Arteta linked well and showed there is plenty of depth in that department, given Aaron Ramsey only started on the bench and Jack Wilshere is still to return from injury.Try as they might, though, they could not fashion many clear-cut openings after the break, with the Sunderland defence quick to close any gaps on the edge of the penalty area.Podolski was replaced by fellow new signing Giroud after the hour mark, with Ramsey and the returning Andrey Arshavin also introduced.Former Montpellier forward Giroud then had the best chance of the afternoon, but his shot wide – after being set up by Cazorla – summed up the hosts’ afternoon.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — State Representative of the 106th District Sue Allor is calling for the complete shutdown of the Line 5 pipeline below the Straights of Mackinac.Allor has been looking at numerous studies, talking with constituents, and speaking with experts to come to a decision. Michigan Tech’s Guy Meadows and 41 other researchers just released an independent impact study analysis that helped ensure Allor’s endorsement of shutting down Line 5.“If you’re living in Michigan, you’re reaping the benefit of our Great Lakes and it just shocked me that not everybody knows about the potential disaster waiting to happen,” said Allor.The major concern is in the transformation of the structure since it’s creation in the 1950s. The pipeline was designed to be a bottom land pipeline that lies on the floor of the lake. Now, the pipeline is suspended by supports, raising the risk for a spill due to it’s elevated properties.The pipeline has 150 supports and 48 more have been proposed by Enbridge. If these additional supports are put into play, 2.8 of the 4.2 miles of pipeline in the Straits would be supported above the bottomlands.The latest study from the team of more than forty researchers shows that worst-case scenario would affect over 400 miles of shoreline and cost a billion dollars to clean up.Next steps for the State Representative will be education of the potential threat to the Great Lakes. Allor hopes to speak with constituents and other leaders around the state to raise awareness for the issue facing Northern Michiganders.“Just educating and getting the word out there because the legislature does not have the authority to shut it down,” said Allor. ” I talked with someone yesterday who had never even heard of Line 5.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 106th district, Enbridge, Great Lakes, Guy Meadows, Independent Study, Line 5, Michigan Tech, Oil Spill, State Representative, Straits of Mackinac, Sue AllorContinue ReadingPrevious Motorcyclists take to the highways to raise awareness for homelessnessNext Family Fishing Derby all smiles on Long Lake
A moment 17 years in the making for Jay Bouwmeester 😍 #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/cGO2yL6eoS— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 13, 2019The 35-year-old defenseman has been with the Blues since 2013 and has played in 16 NHL seasons with St. Louis, the Flames and Panthers.He had not won a single championship until Wednesday. But now, he finally has his title. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Three takeaways from Blues’ Game 7 win Jay Bouwmeester was given a great honor after the Blues’ Stanley Cup win Wednesday.After a 4-1 victory in Game 7 over the Bruins in Boston, Bouwmeester was the player selected to get the cup second after captain Alex Pietrangelo. Stanley Cup Final 2019: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe Trophy In a long-standing tradition, the captain first gets the cup and then hands it off to someone he thinks deserves a chance to hold it.It’s always a surprise and something fans look forward to and Bouwmeester was a logical choice. Related News And, there may not be a player more deserving.St. Louis’ defense was so vital to the team’s late-season run and often didn’t quite get as much attention as the team’s goalie did.But, what the blue line did was nothing short of remarkable and Bouwmeester was a huge part of that.