Jamaica rekindle hopes in WICB Under-19 tourney

first_imgJamaica rekindled their hopes of making it to the final of the WICB Under-19 Championship with a 23 runs win over the Leewards Islands in their fifth and penultimate-round clash at Jamalco yesterday.Jamaica, having entered the contest in fourth position in the seven-team standings, first posted a competitive 267 for six off their allotted 50 overs.The Robert Samuels-coached Jamaicans then returned to restrict the Leewards to 244 with 13 balls remaining.Leading the way for Jamaica when they batted were Leonardo Friginette, opener Abijhai Mansingh, and captain Michael Frew, who all scored half centuries.Friginette, batting at number three, hit a top score of 60; Mansingh helped to lay a platform with 53; while Frew towards the end, chipped in with 56.Tyrone Williams, with four for 53, claimed the most wickets for the losers.Miguel Smith, four for 53Needing to win to keep any hopes of qualifying alive, Jamaica were then led in the field by Miguel Smith, four for 53, and front-line pacer Odean Smith, three for 47.This was against opener Alzarri Joseph, who got 97, and Kofi James, who chipped in with 33.In other matches, the marquee clash between Guyana and the Windward Islands saw the former coming out on top by 85 runs.Guyana first tallied 257 all out off 49.5 overs before returning to limit the Windwards for 172 off 39.3 overs.Meanwhile, at Manchester High, out-of-contention Barbados defeated Canada by 151 runs.Barbados netted 272 for four off the allotment of overs before returning to bowl out the Canadians for 121.The preliminary round of the tournament is set to come to an end today, with Jamaica playing Barbados at Chedwin Park being the feature.The other games will see front-runner Trinidad and Tobago tackling the Leewards at Ewarton, while Guyana and Canada will do battle at Manchester High.The final between the top two preliminary-round finishers will be played at Treasure Beach Sports Park, St Elizabeth.last_img read more

Hot off the press Kahle plan exempts press boxes from school heating

first_img Categories: Kahle News Michigan schools could see cost savings under a plan authored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle exempting outside viewing areas, such as athletic field press boxes, from unnecessary heating requirements.Kahle, of Adrian, today testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of her legislation removing the state construction code requirement that outdoor sporting event viewing areas include heating systems.Press boxes are becoming more popular at school sporting events across Michigan, helping shelter media equipment from unpredictable weather and giving coaches an additional viewing angle. Press boxes are currently classified as “A-5 structures,” requiring them to have heating structures capable of keeping the interior temperature at 68 degrees.Kahle said this burdensome regulation creates cost-prohibitive problems for many schools across the state, including Madison School District in Adrian.“The state’s requirement to put a heating system into a seasonal press box for schools is an overreach and adds unnecessary construction costs to these types of projects”, Kahle said. “This bill is a common-sense solution that clarifies the building code and helps our schools and local communities save money by eliminating needless regulations.”Kahle invited Madison School District Superintendent Ryan Rowe to testify about the district’s current football stadium renovation, and how they are running into hurdles regarding the installation of a heating system.Rowe said the project to install a heating system in the stadium’s press box would cost the district an estimated $250,000.House Bill 4548 remains under consideration in the House Regulatory Reform Committee.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle and Madison School District Superintendent Ryan Rowe testify before the House Regulatory Reform Committee about the district’s current football stadium renovation. 21May Hot off the press: Kahle plan exempts press boxes from school heating requirementslast_img read more

President Bush to nominate Rice University dean to lead NEA

first_imgShareCONTACT: MargotDimondPHONE: (713) 348-6775EMAIL: mdimond@rice.edu  RICEUNIVERSITY LECTURE CANCELLEDThe lecture by professorand author Susan Estrich—scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, at RiceUniversity—has been cancelled.Estrich’s talk was to bethe first in the 2001-2002 President’s Lecture Series. AddThis Rice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. last_img read more