Volcanoes end season with victory

first_imgCOUVA, Trinidad (CMC):Windward Islands Volcanoes cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the final day of their final round game of the Regional four-day championship at the National Cricket Centre here yesterday.Volcanoes ended their season on a high as they rode a century stand between opener Tyrone Theophile and middle-order batsman Sunil Ambris after losing three wickets before lunch.Chasing a victory target of 166, Windwards, resuming from their overnight score of eight without loss, coasted to 169 for three by midafternoon as the curtains came down on a long four-day season.Theophile spearheaded the chase with a powerful knock of 83 not out, while Ambris was unbeaten on 54.Volcanoes stumbled on the chase, slipping to 68 for the loss of three wickets, including the prolific opener Devon Smith for four.However, Theophile and Ambris started their partnership before lunch and managed to pull Volcanoes back on course and improve their position to 113 by the break, reaching 57 and 25, respectively.Theophile batted through the innings, clobbering 10 fours and a six, while Ambris counted 10 boundaries in his unbeaten innings.Earlier, Theophile dominated a second-wicket stand of 48 with Jerlani Robinson, who scored 19.Volcanoes picked up 17 points for their win, but they were not sufficient to surpass Red Force in the final points standings.Volcanoes closed the season on 64 points in fifth position, below Red Force, whose four points from the match took them to 81 points and fourth position on the table..last_img read more

Electrician slapped with fraud charges

first_imgAn electrician was on Tuesday slapped with multiple counts of fraud when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Neil Benjamin, 51, is facing charges which allege that between December 30, 2012 and January 30, 2016, at Kaneville Avenue, Georgetown, he obtained .5 million from Erick Jones by falsely pretending that he had a contract with the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), property of Menza Samuels.Additionally, it is alleged that between January 2013 and June 2013, he unlawfully obtained .4M from Henry Jones by falsely pretending to have a contract with Gafoors, property of Menza Samuels.Another charge alleged that between August 30, 2013 and November 25, 2013, at Lot 293 Kaneville Avenue, Georgetown, he unlawfully obtained .3 million from Erick Jones by falsely pretending to have a contract with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), property of Menza Samuels.The final charge against Benjamin alleged that between November 28, 2014 and March 20, 2014, he obtained 0,000 from Erick Jones by falsely pretending to have a contract with HBTV (Channel 9), property of Menza Samuels.The defendant was remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 27.last_img read more

Many chinook sockeye salmon now passing Fraser River slide on their own

first_imgLILLOOET, B.C. — Helicopter airlifts of migrating salmon have been temporarily halted at a rock slide in British Columbia’s Fraser River because officials say large numbers of fish are now getting past the obstruction on their own.A statement from the management team working at the Big Bar landslide, northeast of Vancouver, says acoustic monitoring, radio tags and visual observations confirm chinook and sockeye salmon are swimming through the landslide unaided.The statement says the fish are finally getting past the blockage because water levels have fallen and crews have successfully shifted some of the huge boulders that created a five-metre waterfall across the river earlier this year.It had the potential to prevent millions of migrating Fraser River salmon from reaching spawning grounds north of the Clinton area.Helicopters had been used to lift nearly 60,000 fish over the rockfall, but experts remain concerned about the ability of the returning run of 1.5 million pink salmon to get past the slide.They say helicopter and truck-transfer operations will resume if the smaller, weaker species can’t follow its chinook and sockeye cousins upriver.The Canadian Presslast_img read more