West Indies humiliated again

first_img SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA SATISFIED Australia declared their first innings on 583-4 led by Man of the Match Adam Voges’ unbeaten 269 and record 449-run fourth-wicket partnership with Shaun Marsh. The West Indies were forced to follow-on earlier yesterday when they scored just 223-9 in their first innings injured paceman Shannon Gabriel (left ankle) could not bat in either innings. The match ended before tea yesterday when the West Indies led by Darren Bravo’s 108 in the first innings, and Kraigg Brathwaite’s 94 in the second were bowled out for 148. The West Indies lost 14 wickets in a session and a half. The team announced yesterday that Gabriel would return home due to the injury and a tour replacement would be named in the coming days. Pattinson (5-27) took up where Hazlewood left off in a West Indies first innings dominated by Bravo’s seventh Test century. Pattinson’s haul included the second-innings wicket of Bravo for four, ensuring the West Indies batsman was dismissed twice in 37 minutes. The West Indies resumed on 207-6 yesterday morning in their first innings before Hazlewood (4-45) cleaned up the tail. Resuming on 94, Bravo hit two boundaries off Peter Siddle in the first over to reach the century mark. Brathwaite tried vainly to notch a late century in the second innings, hitting four boundaries in a row, before being bowled by Hazlewood to end the match. RECORDPARTNERSHIP HOBART, Australia (AP): The warning signs were evident when a mostly full-strength West Indies lost a tour match by 10 wickets to a Cricket Australia selection with six players making their first-class debuts. Against Australia’s Test team, ranked No. 3 in the world, the mostly young and inexperienced players from the Caribbean never stood a chance, losing by an innings and 212 runs yesterday inside three days at Bellerive Oval. Fast bowler James Pattinson took five wickets in the second innings to complement fellow paceman Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket haul in the first. Off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon, playing in his 50th Test, took three vital first-innings wickets that placed the West Indies in early trouble. And then there was the Australian batting. “To win in three days was very satisfying,” Australia captain Steve Smith said. West Indies captain Jason Holder said the big loss wasn’t unfamiliar to him or a team hit by player strikes, pay disputes, coach suspensions and a decision by many of the top players to choose lucrative international Twenty20 league contracts over Test duty. “It’s a situation we’ve been in for the past few months, the past few years, really,” Holder said. “We need to be more disciplined… to spend more time in the middle. Hopefully, we can come back strong in the second Test.” AUSTRALIA 1st Innings 583-4 decl. WEST INDIES 1st Innings (overnight 207 for six) D.M. Bravo c Lyon b Siddle 108 K. Roach c wk Nevill b Hazlewood 31 J. Taylor b Hazlewood 0 J. Warrican not out 2 S Gabriel absent hurt Extras (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23 TOTAL (all out, 70 overs) 223 Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Brathwaite), 2-58 (Chandrika), 3-78 (Samuels), 4-78 (Blackwood), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-116 (Holder), 7-215 (Roach), 8-215 (Taylor), 9-223 (Bravo) Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-45-4, Pattinson 15-0-68-0 (w1, nb5), Siddle 15-5-36-2, Lyon 19-6-43-3, Marsh 3-1-14-0. WEST INDIES 2nd innings (following on) K. Brathwaite b Hazlewood 94 R. Chandrika c Smith b Pattinson 0 D.M. Bravo b Pattinson 4 M. Samuels c Warner b Pattinson 0 +D. Ramdin c Warner b MR Marsh 4 *J. Holder c wk Nevill b Pattinson 17 K. Roach c wkp Nevill b Hazlewood 3 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Hazlewood 12 J. Warrican not out 6 S. Gabriel absent hurt Extras (lb1, w1, nb3) 5 TOTAL (all out; 36.3 overs) 148 Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Chandrika), 2-20 (Bravo), 3-24 (Samuels), 4-24 (Blackwood), 5-30 (Ramdin), 6-60 (Holder), 7-91 (Roach), 8-117 (Taylor), 9-148 (Brathwaite). Bowling: Hazlewood 10.3-3-33-3, Pattinson 8-2-27-5 (w1, nb2), Siddle 7.-1-34-0, Marsh 7-0-36-1 (nb1), Lyon 4-0-17-0. Result: Australia won by an innings and 212 runs. Man-of-the-Match: Adam Voges. Toss: Australia. Umpires: M. Erasmus, I. Gould; TV – C Gaffaney.last_img read more

Lawmakers Sticking to New Budget Caps Thornberry Says

first_imgDefense appropriators can be expected to adhere closely to the funding levels set out in the defense authorization bill in crafting the fiscal 2018 spending bill, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee also said that DOD should not anticipate any additional funds in FY 2018 and 2019 beyond the higher topline figures agreed to as part of last month’s budget deal, reports CQ. “I believe there is an absolute commitment to sticking to the budget agreement: 700 [billion dollars] this year, 716 [billion dollars] next year, which means no lower, no higher,” Thornberry said. “So the idea that, if there are deficiencies [for a particular account], you just add to the topline, I don’t think that will happen.”The budget agreement allocates a total of $700 billion for national defense programs in FY 2018 and $716 billion in FY 2019. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For Triton

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Athletic Director Tim Alberts recently left the district to become the Athletic Director for the Triton Regional School District.“I would like to thank Wilmington Public Schools for the opportunity to serve as the district’s Director of Athletics, PE & Health for the past 3 years with a special thanks extended to Dr. Brand, Mr. Ruggiero and Ms. Peters for their support and guidance,” Alberts said in a statement to Wilmington Apple. “Thank you to the Wilmington Apple, WCTV, Wilmington Town Crier, Wilmington Sons of Italy, Wilmington Boosters Association, WHS Athletic Alumni Association, Wilmington Buildings & Grounds and Wilmington DPW for their support of WHS Athletics. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the WHS faculty and coaches and I will miss the students, families and community members.”“I am thrilled that we were successful in securing Tim as our next Athletics Director,” Triton Superintendent Brian Forget told the Newburyport Daily News. “His approach to athletics goes far beyond our student athletes’ success on the field, focusing on who they are as individuals, making the entire experience about growth and development. I am confident that we will all benefit from the addition of Tim to our leadership team.”“During his three years, Alberts replaced eight head coaches including Cheerleading twice, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Girls Hockey, Girls Basketball and Football, while during his run most notably the Football and Girls Tennis teams both hosted and won a playoff game/match for the first time in program history,” wrote Town Crier Sports Editor Jamie Pote, who broke the story.Prior to arriving in Wilmington, Albert served as Matignon Athletic Director for three years, where he received the MIAA Ted Damko Award, given to a new athletic administrator who makes “significant contributions to the league, district and state.”While at Wilmington, Alberts earned his Certified Master Athletic Administrator level from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of Alberts’ educational background, experience, NIAAA Leadership Courses and professional contributions.Several coaches responded to comment when news broke of Alberts’ imminent departure.“I found Tim Alberts to be highly supportive of the Wilmington Boy Tennis program,” said head coach Robert Mailey. “In addition to increasing the budget for indoor practice time and equipment, he was always approachable and in good humor. He was always ready to help and extremely genuine. We will miss Tim and wish him the very best in future endeavors.”“I want to thank Tim for his unwavering support of the tennis program,” added Girls Tennis Head Coach Matt Hackett. “He supplied us with everything we needed including significant indoor court time which had an extremely positive impact our our program. I wish Tim the best of luck in his new position.”“Tim has been nothing short of incredible. He is always right there when you need him and went above and beyond for the students and coaches. It would be hard to find a nicer guy or AD. I wish him the best,” shared Girls Freshmen Basketball Coach Charles Cann.“Tim Alberts and I started the same year, and he was one of the three people to interview me for the Varsity Volleyball coaching position. I was immediately impressed by his calm demeanor, and his warmth and friendliness,” recalled Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Bruce Shainwald. “As an Athletic Director, I appreciated his support, as we worked to grow the program. One of the more difficult issues that we have had to deal with was turnover at the Freshman Coaching position, and Mr. Alberts brought in some great coaches who not only helped the girls learn to play the game, but inspired them to play and have fun. We greatly appreciated Tim’s support of our program, the coaches, and especially the athletes. He was a generous contributor to our annual Dig Pink fundraiser in support of Stage 4 Breast Cancer Patients and their families. We will miss his smiling face at our matches. We wish Mr. Alberts continued success and best of luck in his new position at Triton.”“I want to extend my thanks to Mr. Alberts for his service and commitment to the Wilmington Public Schools over the last three years and wish him all the very best in his future endeavors,” added Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand in an email to parents.Brand recently appointed former WHS Athletic Director Ed Harrison (2004-2016) to serve as Interim Athletic Director for the 2019-2020 school year.“Mr. Harrison retired from the district in July 2016, after serving for 13 years in the role of Director in Wilmington,” said Brand in his announcement. “In addition to his experience in leading the department, Mr. Harrison also served as a coach for multiple varsity teams, as well as a classroom teacher for many years. Based upon his extensive experience and his familiarity with the district, I can’t think of a better person to step into the role and provide stability and consistency to help serve our district during this time of transition.”A search for Alberts’ permanent replacement will begin in the winter. Brand will announce additional details surrounding the search in the coming months.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWildcat Athletic Summer Camps Attract 519 Kids; Generate $44K Profit For WHS Athletic DepartmentIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Receives $750,000 Grant To Improve The Health Of Its StudentsIn “Education”Benoit, Hill, Mastrorilli, Packer, Palmer, Stokes, & WCTV Honored At WHS Senior Athletic Banquet (with VIDEO)In “Sports”last_img read more

BNP allowed holding rally on 23 conditions

first_imgThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) got permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on 23 conditions to hold a rally in the capital on Friday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail and her better treatment.The rally will have to be held in front of BNP’s Naya Paltan central office in Dhaka between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, police said.DMP’s Motijheel division deputy commissioner Shibli Noman told Prothom Alo that they have given permission to the BNP to hold the rally on conditions.As per the conditions, the BNP has to limit the programme in front of the party office only and they cannot hold the rally blocking roads.The order also said the party has to set up Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and archways, and deploy a good number of volunteers with ID cards to maintain discipline and ensure security.The condition also said this permission is not given for using space. The party has been asked to seek permission from the authorities concerned for using space, it added.On Thursday, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said they have got a verbal permission from police to hold the rally in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office at 3:00pm on Friday.Responding to a question about security of the rally, Shibli Noman said they have taken security measures as they usually take for rallies of political parties.They [BNP] would end the rally peacefully, police hopes.On 15 July, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced that their party will stage demonstrations across the country, including the capital, on Friday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail and her better treatment.On 8 February 2018, a trial court sentenced Khaleda Zia to five years in jail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and sent her to jail. Since then, the former prime minister has been kept in the abandoned central jail at Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka.last_img read more

Modi visits Australian varsity gets update on agriculture

first_imgIn his first engagement at Brisbane, where he landed earlier in the day on the second leg of his three-nation visit, Modi visited the QUT. There was palpable excitement among the student community, which also includes a large number of those of Indian origin.Modi was asked to write a message on the agricultural robot, and he wrote in Hindi “research is the mother of development”, according to a tweet by the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJICurious students gathered around the robot to read what the Indian prime minister had written.A translation of the entire message was posted by the university.It read: “Research is key to development. There is ongoing relationship between development journey of humankind and research. Increasing dominance of science and technology in the field of agriculture will surely prove to be beneficial to farmers and to the field of agriculture as a whole. It is an important endeavour for the welfare of mankind. Best wishes for your effort.” Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe Agro Robot is a lightweight machine that performs the functions of a large tractor, including weeding.Modi took a walk around the university to learn more about the agricultural research going on there, including how to enhance the bio-technological processes to fortify bananas with more iron content.The prime minster also wished the children on Children’s Day, celebrated on the birth anniversary of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. “I am fortunate to be among children on Chacha Nehru’s birthday,” an MEA tweet cited Modi as saying.Many researchers of the Indian origin community were seen taking selfies with the prime minister.Modi met researchers, the student community and got an update on projects focused on bio-fuels, bio-fortification and agro-robotics.Modi arrived earlier in the day from Myanmar to attend the G20 summit.He is the first Indian prime minister to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.Modi was received at the airport by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.Indian High Commissioner in Australia Biren Nanda was present.In Australia, Modi will attend the G20 summit in Brisbane Nov 15-16 and also hold talks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra during his five-day stay here.Among his other engagements here Friday is a reported bilateral meeting scheduled with British Prime Minister David Cameron.last_img read more