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first_img Economy,  Español,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release La Primera Dama Frances Wolf y el Secretario de Agricultura Russell Redding estarán acompañados por el Congresista Dwight Evans y los líderes de la industria alimentaria para analizar la manera en que la Iniciativa de Financiamiento de Alimentos Frescos de Pennsylvania de $10 millones de dólares persigue abordar el hambre, la inseguridad alimentaria y el apartheid alimentario en el estado y al mismo tiempo aumentar las oportunidades de mercado para los productores agrícolas de Pennsylvania. La discusión será transmitida en vivo en Facebook a las 2:00 p.m.“La Administración Wolf continúa trabajando con el fin de garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan el mismo acceso a alimentos frescos y saludables, porque su código postal no debe predeterminar la calidad de los alimentos en su mesa”, dijo la Primera Dama Frances Wolf. “El Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos es una de las tantas herramientas que tenemos para combatir la inseguridad alimentaria, y es un paso emocionante en nuestra lucha por la equidad alimentaria en todo el estado”.En Pennsylvania, aproximadamente 2.04 millones de habitantes sufren hambre crónica e inseguridad alimentaria todos los días durante la pandemia de COVID-19. La inseguridad alimentaria significa no tener acceso a comidas seguras y nutritivas. Dado que el hambre y la salud están profundamente conectados, los efectos de la alimentación inadecuada son profundos. Entre ellos podemos mencionar un mayor riesgo de enfermedades crónicas, mayores posibilidades de hospitalización, una mala salud general y mayores costos de atención médica. El hambre crónica también afecta la función cognitiva y nuestra capacidad de aprender y retener información.El Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos —liderado por el Congresista Evans y financiado a través de la Ley CARES— está a disposición de entidades con fines de lucro, sin fines de lucro o cooperativas afectadas por la COVID-19. Entre estas, se encuentran supermercados, tiendas de la esquina, tiendas de conveniencia, mercados de vecindarios, bodegas, centros de alimentos, mercados móviles, mercados de productores agrícolas, mercados dentro de granjas, granjas urbanas y centros de integración de alimentos con una conexión directa a puntos de venta directa al consumidor.“¿Hay alimentos disponibles? ¿Son ¡inocuos, económicos y nutritivos? De eso se trata la seguridad alimentaria. La inseguridad alimentaria, un apartheid alimentario, es lo que el racismo sistémico ha creado trágicamente para muchos residentes de Pennsylvania”, dijo el Secretario Redding. “Las tiendas de la esquina en las ciudades del interior tienen golosinas, no productos frescos. Me complace que podamos trabajar para abordar este apartheid a través de la Iniciativa de Financiamiento de Alimentos Frescos (FFFI, por sus siglas en inglés) dando prioridad a las comunidades de personas negras, indígenas y de color (BIPOC, por sus siglas en inglés) e incentivar a los comerciantes minoristas para que proporcionen alimentos frescos y locales. El programa estimula las economías, aumenta las oportunidades de mercado para los productores agrícolas y mejora la salud local”.El objetivo del Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la FFFI es otorgar subvenciones a las empresas minoristas de alimentos afectadas por la COVID-19 para garantizar que, en medio de la pandemia, las comunidades puedan mantener el acceso a los alimentos saludables. En reconocimiento de los efectos desproporcionados tanto de la COVID-19 como del apartheid alimentario en las comunidades de personas negras, indígenas y de color (BIPOC), y especialmente en las comunidades negras y afroamericanas, se dará prioridad a aquellas empresas que sean propiedad de personas que integran las comunidades BIPOC de bajos ingresos y que les presten servicios. Se dará una mayor prioridad a los solicitantes con diversidad de proveedores y se aumentarán las oportunidades comerciales para empresas minoritarias, empresas comerciales de mujeres, empresas comerciales de veteranos con discapacidades debido al servicio, empresas comerciales de veteranos, empresas comerciales de lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales; y empresas comerciales propiedad de discapacitados.“Agradezco el apoyo fuerte y constante que brinda la Administración Wolf a la Iniciativa de Financiamiento de Alimentos Frescos, incluida esta oportunidad de reunir a las partes interesadas para analizar la manera en que podemos sostener y desarrollar el éxito del programa”, dijo el Congresista Dwight Evans (Demócrata por Pennsylvania).El panel virtual en vivo es una oportunidad de destacar la Iniciativa de Financiamiento de Alimentos Frescos, desarrollar el trabajo de la Alianza de Seguridad Alimentaria del Gobernador Wolf y abordar la interconexión de la fuerte industria agrícola de Pennsylvania y su capacidad para derribar los muros de la desigualdad en Pennsylvania.Para recibir más información sobre seguridad alimentaria en Pennsylvania, incluida información sobre los recursos y las medidas tomadas por la Administración Wolf y las guías sobre el Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos, visite agriculture.pa.gov/foodsecurity.Para obtener información relacionada con la agricultura durante la mitigación de la COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, visite agriculture.pa.gov/COVID.View this information in English. 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first_imgAndreas Zakostelsky, chair of the Austrian occupational pension funds association and general director of the VBV-Group, told IPE that the country’s Pensionskassen had received the PACTA 2020 invitation letter, and the assessment had already been discussed within the industry.“The association has recommended its members to participate, in particular as a positive contribution and commitment to the Green Finance Initiative in Austria by the financial sector,” he said.Participation is voluntary and free, with institutional investors and financial institutions having until mid-August to register.The 2017 analysis of Swiss portfolios found that the Swiss pension funds’ investments were on average in line with global climate warming of 6°C by the end of this century.BMK, Austria’s climate protection and environment ministry, said participating institutions could simulate various options for action and develop strategies and targets in order to reduce climate risks in investment strategies and make portfolios “climate friendly”.“In this way, they can best prepare for future obligations from EU regulation and climate stress tests,” it said.The government has already adopted a national energy and climate plan, which BMK said explicitly provides for financial portfolios’ “climate compatibility” to be assessed.The government is gearing up to present a “green finance agenda” in the third quarter of this year, said to be intended to make a significant contribution to a green economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.According to 2° Investing Initiative, the PACTA tool was developed “to address a gap in the analyses conducted by investors”, who historically had based their assessment of climate-related risk and impact on backward-looking carbon footprints.PACTA aggregates forward-looking asset-level data about investees, up to parent company level.The tool, which analyses exposure to climate change-related sectors in equity and fixed income portfolios, was initially only available for investment portfolios but the think tank has since developed it to allow for application to corporate lending portfolios, and the scope of the 2020 initiative has thus been broadened beyond asset managers and asset owners to include banks.2° Investing Initiative said that as of April 2020, PACTA  has been used by more than 1,000 financial institutions as well as by supervisors and central banks such as the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, the Bank of England, and Sweden’s Finansinspektionen.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Austrian pension funds have been encouraged to submit their portfolios for an analysis of their alignment with regard to climate change, as the federal government kicked off its involvement in an initiative to measure and align financial flows with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal.“PACTA 2020”, as the initiative is called, builds on a pilot project in Switzerland in 2017, when the government invited domestic pension funds and insurance companies to have the “climate compatibility” of their investments examined using the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (PACTA) model developed by think tank 2° Investing Initiative.The Netherlands joined forces with Switzerland to launch the 2020 initiative last autumn.Austria is one of the other countries that has signed up for testing based on an expanded version of the PACTA tool, and last month the government issued an invitation for domestic financial institutions and institutional investors to take part.last_img read more

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first_imgThe £30bn (€33bn) Brunel Pension Partnership has issued a call for expressions of interest for its new £1.5bn multi-asset credit (MAC) sub-fund and has released an invitation to tender for its £1.2bn sterling corporate bond fund.The MAC portfolio will invest in several specialist bond sectors, such as high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, asset-backed securities and emerging market debt, the investment pool announced.The plan is to gain exposure to a range of more specialised, higher-yielding bond investments that collectively provide a diversifying, moderately high-return portfolio, it added.Brunel expects to spread the MAC portfolio between managers with diverse and complementary approaches. “We look forward to seeing how managers align their submissions with Brunel’s climate change policy,” it added. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest for the MAC fund is 11am UK time on Tuesday 1 September 2020. Prospective managers should contact Brunel via email (MAC@brunelpp.org) for further information and a submission template.Daniel Spencer, senior investment officer at Brunel, said: “Multi-asset credit provides an exciting opportunity for our clients to gain access to sub-investment grade credit in a diversified and understandable manner, with strong ESG integration.”He said the strategy will be highly differentiated from Brunel’s other portfolio offerings, “providing our clients with an opportunity to reduce risk whilst maintaining reasonable levels of expected return through use of diversified credit”.“The multi-asset credit fund enables us to offer something different,” said Liz Woodyard, investments manager at Avon Pension fund, one of 10 Brunel partner schemes.“Broadening our asset allocation capabilities has potential benefits from both a diversification and an investment performance perspective,” she said.The MAC fund aims to gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of enhanced credit opportunities with modest-to-low exposure to interest rate risk.The performance objective is to outperform SONIA (Sterling Overnight Index Average) by +4-5% over a rolling three to five-year period. Selective exposure to investment grade corporate bonds will be permitted, the pool announced.The sub-fund will be delivered through the ACS platform Brunel has developed in conjunction with FundRock. The formal launch is scheduled for Q1 2021.Investment consultancy Mercer is assisting Brunel throughout the process.As for the corporate bond fund, it will invest primarily in sterling-denominated bonds, following the iBoxx Sterling Non-Gilt All-Maturities Bond index.Brunel PP said the strategy’s aim is to gain exposure to sterling bond markets and the credit risk premium, and its exposure is expected to include securitised debt and some off-benchmark bonds – such as unrated bonds, high yield bonds and non-sterling bonds – in order to enhance returns.The £1.2bn corporate bond portfolio will be delivered through the ACS platform Brunel has developed in conjunction with FundRock. The formal launch is scheduled for Q1 2021.The pool will consider both active and buy-and-maintain approaches and individual managers may submit up to two tenders as appropriate.Stephanie Carter, senior investment officer at Brunel, said: “From the tender process, we will be looking for evidence of strong credit analysis, considered portfolio construction and robust ESG integration.”The pool stated that while proposed strategies should align with its performance expectations of 1% excess returns (net) relative to the benchmark, “we may consider buy-and-maintain submissions with alternative outperformance targets, given such strategies are not managed relative to benchmarks.”Brunel will not, however, consider quantitative approaches.The deadline for receipt of tenders for the corporate bond strategy is 11am UK time on Monday 17 August 2020. Prospective managers should contact Brunel at sterlingcredit@brunelpp.org to receive the briefing document and a submission template.Consultancies Mercer and Inalytics are assisting Brunel throughought the tender process for the corporate bond fund.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! 378 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyle 10 Myths About Sleep by: Healthguides – November 25, 2014 Share Sleeping is something nearly everyone does on a nightly basis. And yet, many people hold misconceptions about sleep. Learn the truth behind these 10 common sleep myths.1. You can get by on five or six hours of sleep without much of a problem. It’s common for adults to sleep less than seven hours a night, but that doesn’t mean you should. Most people need to snooze at least 7 to 8 hours to feel refreshed.2. Poor sleep affects your mood, but nothing else.Sleep affects much more than how you feel the next day. Sleep deprivation is linked to a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Poor sleep can also be deadly if you get behind the wheel. Drowsy driving plays a role in an estimated 100,000 vehicle collisions each year.3. The only way a doctor can help you sleep is to prescribe medicine.Your treatment depends partially on what’s causing your sleep problems. Sometimes, a health condition or a certain medication is the culprit. Your doctor will ask you questions and may do tests to learn the cause of your sleep problems. Sleep medicine isn’t always the solution.4. Insomnia means you can’t fall asleep.nsomnia actually includes four symptoms:Having a hard time falling asleepNot feeling rested after sleepWaking up often during the nightWaking up early in the morning and not being able to go back to sleepYou don’t have to have all four symptoms to have insomnia.5. Snoring is harmless.Snoring can be a sign of a disorder called sleep apnea. With this condition, your breathing stops briefly multiple times during the night. Sleep apnea increases your risk for health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Most people who snore do not have sleep apnea. But if a family member says you often snore loudly, or have pauses in your snoring followed by choking or gasping, talk with your doctor.6. If you’re tired during the day, it just means you didn’t sleep enough.Some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can make you feel fatigued even though you slept all night. Certain medical conditions can also cause daytime sleepiness. Tell your doctor if you feel tired or groggy most days.7. If you can’t sleep, it’s best to stay in bed.Experts say to get out of bed if you’ve been trying to sleep for more than 20 minutes. Get up and do something relaxing until you feel tired, then try going back to bed.8. You can catch up on sleep by sleeping in on the weekend.Sleeping in for a day or two might make you feel a little better, but it won’t make up for the sleep you lost during the week. It might even make you feel worse when you have to wake up early on Monday morning, since your sleep schedule will be off.9. A nightcap will help you sleep.An alcoholic drink before bed, or nightcap, decreases the quality of your sleep. You tend to stay in the lighter sleep stages and don’t spend as much time in deep sleep after having consumed alcohol.10. Teenagers who nod off during class are undisciplined.Adolescents need more sleep than adults—about 9 to 10 hours. However, most teens get only about seven hours. Smartphone and computer use and early morning classes may contribute to why teens don’t get enough sleep.last_img read more

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first_imgDocuments from the Securities and ExchangeCommission (SEC) Bacolod Extension Office showed that as of Dec. 6, 2019 only 2.068million shares had been duly issued of which Roy, Emily, Celina, and RicardoJr. cumulatively own a majority. “The best way of showing transparency andcompliance with our By-Laws and requirements of existing law, is for the SEC toattend and watch how we comply with both,” said new company president CelinaYanson Lopez. The plaintiffs also insisted they held 61.17percent of Vallacar’s duly issued stocks. BACOLOD City – The Yanson majorityshareholders of Vallacar Transit, Inc. hauled to the Regional Trial Court herethree shareholders for convening a meeting on Dec. 7. This Vallacar Transit terminal for its popular Ceres buses in Barangay Camalig, Jaro, Iloilo City is the biggest in Panay Island. Labor issues are further complicating the leadership tug-of-war at Vallacar Transit, the country’s biggest transport company. Disgruntled company workers raised several issues that included payroll deductions, among others. IAN PAUL CORDERO The majority shareholders themselves held ameeting also on Dec. 7. They insisted that theirs had a quorum, transparent andwas attended by representatives from SEC. According to Yanson plaintiffs Roy, Susan,Emily, Ricardo Yanson Jr. and Ma. Lourdes Celina and Juan Manuel Lopez,respondents Leo Rey Yanson, Charles and Ginette Dumancas are minorityshareholders who conducted a meeting which had no quorum. “The basis for the call of their own meetingclaimed the issuance of shares that were never authorized for acquisition,violated the By-Laws of the company and the Corporation Code for not complyingwith rights of existing shareholders to buy unissued shares first, and no taxeson those transfers were paid to the Bureau of Internal Revenue nor subject forregistration in the company’s books,” read part of a statement from the Yansonmajority shareholders. Vallacar Transit is the largest bus company inthe country./PNlast_img read more

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first_imgIrish star Billy Twomey won a thrilling Vinopolis Speed Horse of the Year class with Ardcolum Duke at Birmingham’s LG Arena to be crowned champion for a second time in nine years. “He has had results at grand prix level, and he is dead competitive and really careful. He was super today,” said Twomey, whose previous speed horse of the year win had been with Intermission in 2005. “But there was no room for error. “There wasn’t much difference between our times – maybe one less stride from fences six to seven, which maybe shaved a few hundredths off – but at this level against riders like that you never win by two-second margins, it would always be by hundredths.” Emma Jo Slater, meanwhile, produced a dominant performance with Lizziemary to claim her debut Horse of the Year Show win in the Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship. Slater, from Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, delivered a blistering jump-off display aboard the eight-year-old chestnut mare, clocking 35.82 seconds to take a prestigious class that lists riders like Twomey, Tim Stockdale, Tina Fletcher and Will Funnell among its previous winners. And the Charles family had more cause to celebrate as 15-year-old Harry Charles was crowned Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year with Scoubidou IV. A jump-off of spectacular proportions saw the top six riders separated by just 1.52 seconds, but it was Hampshire-based Charles – son of London 2012 Great Britain team gold medallist Peter Charles – who was quickest, clocking 33.35 seconds. It has been a good week at the Horse of the Year Show for Nottinghamshire-based Twomey, who also landed the Suregrow Five Fence Challenge aboard Royale Du Rouet on Friday. But the speed title and its £3,300 prize was only collected following a thrilling battle with in-form British star John Whitaker, whose time on Lord of Arabia was just 89 hundredths of a second slower than Twomey’s time of 44.70 seconds. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgThe fact that it took a 25-run partnership for the ninth wicket, the highest in the match for India between Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, spoke about how abject the collapse was. Todd Astle accounted for Kuldeep (15) and James Neesham cleaned up Khaleel Ahmed (5) as India were bundled out for under a 100 for the second time against the Kiwis.In response, Martin Guptill started off with a bang by blasting two fours and a six in the first over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar but the bowler had the last laugh as he got a leading edge to point. Williamson looked good with a couple of boundaries but he played a lazy shot to gift Bhuvneshwar his second wicket.Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor ensured there were no more scares and both batsmen scored at a decent rate. Taylor blasted two consecutive sixes off Chahal and finished off the match with a six and a four to third man as New Zealand won with 212 balls to spare, their best-ever against India.New Zealand have earned a consolation win to get back their low confidence while for India, they must already be missing Kohli and Dhoni. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team was without Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the Hamilton ODI. However, they were leading 3-0 and the entire squad was in top form. No one told that to Trent Boult who produced a sensational spell of bowling to decimate Rohit Sharma’s side. Boult’s 5/21, his fifth five-wicket haul helped New Zealand bowl India out for 92, their lowest score in ODIs in New Zealand the hosts coasted home by eight wickets to secure a consolation win in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park on Thursday. Boult’s haul provided plenty of smiles to a New Zealand outfit that were outplayed in all departments in the first three ODIs at Napier and Bay Oval.Kane Williamson chose to bowl and they made three changes, resting Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner while India also made a couple of changes, handing a debut to Under-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill and getting Khaleel Ahmed in place of Mohammed Shami. The start looked promising with Shikhar Dhawan slamming a boundary and an upper-cut six off Matt Henry but in the sixth over, lightning ‘Boult’ struck.The left-hander trapped Shikhar Dhawan LBW for 13 with a full ball that nipped back in to trap the batsman in front of middle and leg. Boult got a delivery to dart back in off the seam and Rohit Sharma (7) could manage to only push it back to the bowler who took a smart return catch. At the other end, Colin de Grandhomme gave Boult good support as he picked up Ambati Rayudu (0) and Dinesh Karthik (0) in one over. Shubman Gill (9), the debutant got going with a boundary but he was also undone by a sharp inswinger from Boult as the batsman chipped a drive back to the bowler. Kedar Jadhav (1) was trapped plumb in front by a full ball that curved back in and even the review could not save him. Hardik Pandya slammed three boundaries in one over but he was also sent back with a short ball on leg stump that stuck on the pitch and the batsman could only glove it to the keeper Tom Latham. highlights India’s total of 92 is their lowest total in New Zealand.This was India’s seventh-lowest total in ODIs.Trent Boult picked up his 5th five-wicket haul in ODIs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgMEN’S singles defending champion Anthony Downes began his campaign for a seventh consecutive title by dealing a double bagel to junior player Joshua Kalekyezi, while Andre Erskine delivered the same fate to Ronald Murray, when matches in the GBTI Open tennis tournament continued at the GBTI Recreational Centre in Bel Air.Downes also collected another double bagel on Sunday night, in his first match in the Mixed doubles category. A confident Downes is hoping to charge to another three-title tournament, after he walked away with the Men’s singles, Men’s doubles and Mixed doubles titles last year.He’s expected to begin his Men’s doubles battle later this week, where he’s partnering up with Jason Andrews. Last year Downes won the match with Harry Panday.His match against Kalekyezi moved him into the quarter-finals where he is next set to come up against Nicholas Glasgow.In other matches in the Men’s singles round of sixteen, Benjettan Osborne was all business as he delivered a double breadstick against Oswin Coggins. Osborne was calm but relentless in his attack on Coggins’ game, with Coggins unable to answer Osborne’s laser focus.Osborne will next face Leyland Leacock, after the latter made it into the quarter-finals by ousting Viraj Sharma 6-4, 6-1. As Leacock put on the pressure, Sharma handled it well, having to play decisive shots to accumulate his 5 games.Benjattan Osborne (left) is into the Men’s quarter-finals after he defeated Oswin Coggins.Downes’ men’s doubles partner, Andrews booked his first GBTI singles quarterfinals after overcoming his nerves against Khawn Rodney. Rodney opposed Andrew’s big serves, breaking serve early and maintaining a steady lead. However, a shaky 8th game allowed Andrews to up his game, and close off Rodney at 6-4, 6-2.Glasgow entered the quarter-finals bouncing off a win against Jamal Goodluck, who got in only two games in the entire match, played in the final set. The level of Glasgow’s game should afford him the ability to poke some holes in the seemingly impervious game of Downes.Over in the Men’s doubles Erskine was also to have another double bagel. Teaming up with Mark McDonald the pair defeated the team of Shimron Lewis and Ravin Rampersaud.The Ladies’ open is being played in the round-robin format, and as matches took off, defending champion Afruica Gentle ploughed her way through three consecutive wins.The budding rivalry between Cristy Campbell and Gentle was put to the test once more. Despite putting up a stronger defence, Campbell was unable to deny Gentle a 6-1, 6-3 victory.Gentle took down Kalyca Fraser, winning 6-1, 6-3. It was Fraser who had given Gentle a close fight in the Sheltez Home Safe Security Tournament. However she was once again out-matched by Gentle’s aggression and placement. Gentle was able to play to 6-0, 6-0 against Grace McCalman, immobilising her at the baseline.In other categories, matches were as follows:Men’s 45s Single QuarterfinalsRudy Grant claimed a 6-0, 6-3 win against Brazilian Ambassador Lineu Pupo DePaula.Harry Panday closed 6-1, 6-2 against new player Colin France.Mixed Doubles QuarterfinalsJoshua Kalekyezi and Alana Chung fought their way to a 6-3,, 6-4 victory against Ariel Khan/Nathalie Ramdyhan.Daniel Lopes/Sarah Klautky had a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 win against Tyrese Trim/Charlese Adams.last_img read more

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first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – Thirty-eight overs was all it took for Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ already slim chances of winning the Regional Four-Day Championship to vanish completely.Starting their rescheduled fourth round match against Barbados Pride 23 points behind leaders Guyana Jaguars in second and needing every available batting and bowling point in order to top the standings, the hosts were bundled out for 90 in their first innings.Their batting demise confirmed Jaguars as champions for a fifth straight season, with Leon Johnson’s side now holding an unassailable lead with 154.2 points, following the completion of their complement of matches last weekend.For Hurricanes, opener Montcin Hodge was the only batsman to pass 20 with 24 as fast bowler Keon Harding ripped through the innings with five for 29, to record his second five-wicket haul in his 10th first class outing.Test seamer Miguel Cummins supported with three for 24 while Jamaican pacer Marquino Mindley picked up two for 19.In reply, captain Shamarh Brooks stroked an unbeaten 79 as Pride finished on 154 for four to finish the day with a 64-run lead.Their highly-regarded top order failed to leave Barbados on 92 for four but Brooks and Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, on 28 not out, have so far posted 62 in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand.Brooks, without a century this season, has faced 144 balls and struck 11 fours.Hurricanes had earlier lost Keacy Carty to the first ball of the encounter at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, caught at slip by Jonathan Carter off Cummins, and never really recovered.There was no sign of the pending collapse when Hodge and Devon Thomas (11) put on 36 for the second wicket – the highest stand of the innings – but once Harding had Thomas caught at backward square, Hurricanes slipped into terminal decline.last_img read more

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first_imgFor some people, getting away from home is what it’s all about. Leaving behind familiar surroundings, friends and family and embarking on a new exciting journey on their own and never looking back is what they want in life. But Wisconsin’s new co-offensive coordinator Paul Chryst is not one of those people.For almost seven years, Chryst and his family called the West Coast home, save a one-year stint with the Badgers in 2002. But when the opportunity presented itself, and Chyrst was given the chance to return to Madison, the veteran offensive coordinator seized the opportunity.“It is home, it’s a good opportunity; this place is special and we’ve got family here and so I think just kind of ‘big picture,’ there was a lot of pluses to it,” Chryst said.But the transition was not all roses for Chryst. After accepting the job, he was forced to depart for Wisconsin leaving his wife and three children behind — his family only recently joined him in Madison after closing on their home in Corvallis. Chryst was also forced to inform his fellow coaches and players of his decision; something he admits was difficult to do.“It was hard leaving Oregon State; I worked closely with a lot of those guys and there’s great people there,” Chryst said. “You invest a lot with them, and yet you’ve got to take care of your family.”It’s easy to understand why the change of scenery was difficult for Chryst, especially from an offensive coordinator’s point of view.Two seasons ago, Chryst’s attack at Corvallis was even more potent. With junior quarterback Derek Anderson and senior running back Steven Jackson, now of the St. Louis Rams, both ranking in the top 10 nationally in yards gained, the Beavers finished the year 10th nationally in total offense with a gaudy average of 463 yards per game. The Anderson-led Beavers were also sixth nationally in the passing game, averaging 302.5 yards per game.In comparison, the Badgers posted 394.9 yards per game, despite possessing the services of 2004 draftees Jim Sorgi and Lee Evans.Last season the Madison native led another potent passing attack. With the veteran Anderson leading the charge, the Beavers’ passing attack finished seventh in the nation, amassing 308.8 yards per game. A far cry from Wisconsin’s 103rd-ranked passing offense, which posted a paltry 167.2 yards-per-game average last season.That offense often led to jeers from the crowd, most poignantly aimed at returning quarterback John Stocco.“I know that’s what they are going to do,” Stocco said after the annual spring game. “When we were 9-0 I was still taking heat from people and so that’s something now that I just forget about. That’s just the way it goes around here, that’s part of playing quarterback and that’s part of being in the spotlight. If I couldn’t handle it, I wouldn’t be doing this.”So in an attempt to revive a stagnant offense, Chryst brought in components of his touted passing attack from Oregon State. In place of the Badgers’ old passing game is a new-look quick-action attack formulated on timing.While the new system has only been in place for a limited time, Wisconsin showed glimpses of a potent passing game over the spring. It remains too early to tell if the new strategy will contribute to a more effective offense next season, but the players are already buying into the philosophy.“I’m excited about it, I think it will complement the running game well. It just gives guys more opportunities to do what they do best,” senior wide receiver Jonathan Orr said about the new attack.Opportunity has become a common theme on — and off — the field since Chryst’s return to Madison. For players, it’s been the opportunity to showcase their talents in a new way. For fans, it’s an opportunity to watch one of UW’s rising young coaches. And for Chryst, it’s the opportunity to come home.“I think you take advantages of the opportunities you have and we’re real excited to be here,” Chryst said. “This is a top-notch program and Coach Alvarez is great to work for. I feel fortunate to be here.”The Badgers just feel fortunate they had the opportunity to bring him home.last_img read more