Women’s Ashes Test: Ellyse Perry finally gets dismissed before rain plays spoilsport on Day 2

first_imgEllyse Perry was dismissed after 329 runs, 655 balls, 3 years, 11 months and 6 days in Test cricket as the Australia star fell after making a hundred on Day 2 of the only Ashes Test against England at the County Ground in Taunton.Rain washed away play after Lunch on Friday in the Test but Ellyse Perry stole the show with her hundred. The Australia No. 4 hit 116 from 281 balls before England’s Laura Marsh got her wicket. Before Friday, Perry was last dismissed in a Test match in August 2015 as she had made an unbeaten 213 in the only Test she had played in the said period.Perry resumed on her overnight score of 84 and reached the 3-figure mark in the morning session of Day 2. With her hundred, the Australia star put her team in firm control of the only Test in the Ashes series.Perry stitched a 162-run stand with Rachael Haynes who was trapped in front for 87. Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen were unbeaten on 7 and 4, respectively before rain played spoilsport in Taunton.Australia are on course to retain the Ashes as England need nothing less than a win in the only Test to keep their hopes alive. Australia already have 6 points in the Ashes series, thanks to their three successive wins in the ODI series.Women’s Ashes is a point-based series and the team that earns the most points at the end of the series will clinch the trophy. Australia are the current holders of the Ashes as they won it in the backyard of England in 2015 and then retained the trophy in Australia in 2017.advertisementA team will be entitled to earn two points on winning an ODI or T20I. If the match is tied or abandoned, both teams will receive a point each. The only Test consists of four points to grab, however, in case there is a draw, the teams will get two points each.Also Read | TNPL 2019: R Ashwin slams quickfire 37 after promoting himself to No. 3 for Dindigul DragonsAlso See:last_img read more

Where Amare Stoudemire Ranks Among The Worst NBA Offseason Acquisitions

It’s official: Amar’e Stoudemire is a New York Knickerbocker no more. The team waived the veteran forward Monday, ending his Knicks tenure midway through his fifth season with the club (one in which he’s due $23.4 million in salary).ESPN’s sources reported that the Dallas Mavericks are waiting in the wings to pick up Stoudemire for the stretch run, provided he clears waivers Wednesday evening. But before he signs with Dallas, it’s worth stopping for a moment and asking: Where does Stoudemire’s ill-fated Knicks contract — he was doomed by bad knees — rank among the NBA’s worst (if not ever, at least in recent memory)?It’s not particularly simple to assess the value of NBA contracts for a number of reasons, many data-related, so consider this a very approximate effort. Stoudemire has produced 8.1 wins above replacement (WAR) over the previous five seasons, during which he’s been paid a total of $99,743,996 (both numbers include the 2014-15 season). About $95.4 million of that was paid above what the Knicks could have delivered to a replacement-level (zero-WAR) player making the NBA’s minimum salary,1Using the minimum salaries listed here for players with at least two seasons of NBA service. so effectively New York paid about $11.8 million for each of Stoudemire’s wins above replacement during his stay in the Big Apple.Needless to say, that wasn’t a bargain. Using Basketball-Reference.com’s transaction database, it’s difficult to discern actual trades from free-agent signings that utilized the sign-and-trade mechanic of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. But all players who were either traded or signed as free agents between May and October 2010 (a group that includes Stoudemire and any other blockbuster free agent) were paid $1.4 billion to produce 509.4 WAR. At the going rate, that means it would have been reasonable to expect Stoudemire’s $95.4 million to turn into 33.7 WAR. By this accounting, Stoudemire’s production since the 2010-11 season fell short of his expectations by 25.6 WAR.As a comparison, LeBron James, the biggest-name free agent signed the same summer, was paid $83.4 million above the minimum over the ensuing five seasons (granted, not all of it by the same team under the same contract), which would seem to portend 29.5 WAR; instead, James posted 82.8 WAR for a surplus of 53.3 WAR.The bargaining agreement contains various arcane provisions that often result in tragicomic salary leaderboards.2Between Stoudemire, Kobe Bryant, Joe Johnson, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, the league’s five highest-paid players have produced fewer WAR together (9.5) than either James Harden or Stephen Curry have by themselves this season. But Stoudemire’s disappointing play stands out as particularly egregious. And it isn’t like there aren’t other contenders for the “worst contract” crown. For example, the Detroit Pistons in 2009 signed Ben Gordon to a five-year, $55 million deal that saw him deliver a below-replacement level -3.5 WAR — yet even Gordon’s 23.8-WAR shortfall was not as bad as Stoudemire’s.According to this method of comparing actual five-year WAR to expected WAR from salary, Stoudemire’s signing ranks as the worst offseason acquisition3Lumping in trades and free-agent signings out of necessity since the summer of 1996, when Basketball Reference’s transactions begin to be relatively complete. Here are the particulars of his badness, along with the next 29 worst offseason prizes of the same span: read more

BAHAMAS Guy Fawkes Viewing at Chippie Chipmans Home Before the Weekend Festivities

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 2, 2017 – Nassau – “Chippie” Chipman (left) and Herbert Styles, Sr. beat the drums in anticipation of the return of ‘Guy Fawkes Celebrations’ this weekend, November 4 and 5, at the Botanical Gardens.   “Chippie,” Mr. Styles, and Guy — captured at Mr. Chipman’s home today by BIS photographer, Derek Smith, before the fireworks excitement.Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

18 of cannabis products fail state test standards

first_img Sasha Foo Posted: September 12, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The California law that legalized recreational marijuana requires all cannabis product to be tested before sale.In the first results released since the testing mandate took effect on July 1, the data from state regulators revealed that nearly 20% of the products that were tested failed to make the grade.The State Bureau of Cannabis Control reports for the first two months of mandatory testing, 10,695 samples were tested and just over 1,900 samples failed, resulting in a failure rate of 18%.PharmaLabs in the Midway District is one of a handful of licensed, accredited cannabis labs in the San Diego area, which is testing product from manufacturers and distributors.Melissa Nutter, the lab director for PharmaLabs said the 18% test failure is not surprising to her. Nutter said testing methodologies are not standard, so if a manufacturer does research and development of a product at one lab and then goes to anther lab to test for legal compliance, the results may differ.At least two-thirds of the failed product had faulty claims on the product label. Impurities and contaminants were less of a problem. The data showed 403 samples had higher than acceptable pesticide levels, comprising about 21% of the rejected samples.One industry group is pushing for changes that would allow companies to challenge the results of a lab test. Another trade association representing growers said the 10% margin on THC levels is too narrow.Even though the testing may be imperfect, many in the industry said a rigorous testing system is better for cannabis companies and the consumers they serve. 18% of cannabis products fail state test standards September 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more