Magnificent Taylor pushes Windies to big win

first_img SCOREBOARD BATTING CHARM VIJAYAWADA, India (CMC): Captain Stafanie Taylor returned to form and West Indies Women to their winning ways, as they rolled over India Women by six wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series, to claim their first win of an otherwise dismal tour here yesterday. The right-handed stroke-maker carved out a brilliant 90 off 51 balls to fall just short of her maiden T20 century as the visitors clinically chased down a target of 151, with five balls to spare at the Mulapadu Cricket Stadium. Her runs proved precious as no other batter passed 20, again reiterating the challenges the Windies Women have experienced with their batting on the ongoing tour, where they suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series. New ball bowler Shikha Pandey was the best bowler with three for 31. Earlier, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stroked an unbeaten 68, while Veda Krishnamurthy struck 50 as the hosts, opting to bat first, posted 150 for four off their allotted 20 overs. With their slide stumbling at 28 for two in the sixth over, the pair came together to add 88 for the third wicket and rally the innings. Both right-handers, Kaur stroked six fours and three sixes in a 50-ball knock, while Krishnamurthy faced 46 deliveries and counted six fours and a six. When Krishnamurthy became the second of seamer Shakera Selman’s two wickets in the 17th over, Kaur and Jhulan Goswami (11 not out) put on an important 21 off 15 balls for the fourth wicket to end the innings strongly. In reply, Taylor took immediate control of the run chase for West Indies Women, anchoring a series of partnerships to ensure her side victory. Returning to her opening slot after mostly batting one-down in the three-match series where she managed just 48 runs, Taylor displayed all of her batting charm as she hammered 12 fours and three sixes in an attractive innings. She put on 31 off 24 balls for the first wicket with Hayley Matthews (18), 40 off 39 balls for the second wicket with Britney Cooper (16) before dominating a 70-run fourth wicket stand off 41 balls with former skipper Merissa Aguilleira who made 15. Her stand with Aguilleira put the contest firmly in West Indies Women’s favour and even when both fell in the 18th over, the result was all but done and dusted. The second T20I is set to start at 11:30pm tonight. INDIA WOMENcenter_img V Vanitha lbw b Selman 3 S Mandhana c wkp Aguilleira b Dottin 11 V Krishnamurthy c Kycia A Knight b Selman 50 *H Kaur not out 68 J Goswami c Selman b Nation 11 A Patil not out 0 Extras (lb2, w4, nb1) 7 TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 150 Did not bat: E Bisht, S Pandey, P Yadav, P Bose, +N Parween. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 3-116, 4-137. Bowling: Selman 4-0-26-2 (w2, nb1), Dottin 4-0-19-1, Matthews 4-0-14-0, Mohammed 2-0-19-0, Fletcher 2-0-26-0 (w1), Nation 4-0-44-1 (w1). WEST INDIES WOMEN H Matthews c Bisht b Pandey 18 *S Taylor b Pandey 90 B Cooper st Parween b Preeti Bose 16 +M Aguilleira c Vanitha b Pandey 15 D Dottin not out 11 Kycia Knight not out 2 Extras (w2) 2 TOTAL (4 wkts, 19.1 overs) 154 Did not bat: S Quintyne, A Mohammed, S Selman, C Nation, A Fletcher. Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-71, 3-141, 4-142. Bowling: Goswami 4-0-29-0, Pandey 4-0-31-3 (w2), Bisht 2-0-16-0, Patil 3.1-0-27-0, Poonam Yadav 2-0-19-0, Preeti Bose 3-0-20-1, Kaur 1-0-12-0.last_img read more

Fort St. John Doctor Against East Bypass Speed Limit Change

first_imgMinistry of Transportation and InfrastructurePeace District OfficeSuite 300 – 10003 110 AveFort St John BCAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dr. Paul Mackey, who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years in the Energetic City, has written a letter via email to the Ministry of Transportation outlining his concerns regarding discussion of possibly raising the East Bypass Road’s speed limit.The proposal, which has not yet been adopted by the city for a vote, was raised at the May 24th Council meeting by Councillor Gord Klassen after a vote in favour of renaming the road “Northern Lights Drive” passed. The decision regarding the change in speed limit on the road ultimately rests with the provincial ministry.In his letter, which was also sent to Coun. Klassen, Mayor Lori Ackerman, and Energeticcity.ca, Dr. Mackey explains that the difference in travel time on the road at both 50 km/h and 60 km/h was roughly 39 seconds. Dr. Mackey states that he believes the potential for serious injury will increase by 25 percent should the speed limit be upped 10 km/h, citing a 2011 study by the American Automobile Association. Mackey also mentioned that should the limit be raised, it would incite drivers to simply drive even faster. Dr. Mackey did not return a phone call requesting an interview before publication.- Advertisement -The full text of Dr. Mackey’s letter can be found here:Maria ButtsDistrict Manager TransportationAdvertisement Dear MariaI am concerned that the M.O.T.  is considering increasing the speed limit on the East Bypass Rd around the hospital from 50km/hr to 60 km/hr (or even higher). Increasing the speed limit by just 10km/hr increases the risk of serious injury to pedestrians from 50% to 75% if an accident should occur. I did an (admittedly uncontrolled) experiment this morning. I drove the East Bypass from the intersection with 100th St to the intersection with 100th Ave first at 50mk/hr then 60km/hr. At 50km/hr it took me 5 min 4.68 secs. At 60km/hr it took 4 min 25.8 secs. Thus is seems to be inviting an unnecessarily dramatic increase in risk of serious pedestrian injury for the sake of 30 secs. I should point out that during my “experiment” I was travelling significantly more slowly than any other vehicle on the road at the time, even when travelling at 60mk/hr. Thus, increasing the speed limit will only invite drivers to drive even faster and thus the risk of serious injury will be even more than the 75%.Thank you Dr Paul Mackeylast_img read more

Officer Tasers motorcyclist who tried to flee in NW MiamiDade

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after an officer used a Taser on a motorcyclist who tried to flee in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 72nd Avenue and Seventh Street, just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, after reports were made about a motorcyclist down with a City of Miami officer possibly involved.City of Miami Police officials said a motor officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop for a possibly stolen motorcycle when the driver fled the scene on foot.A Taser was said to have been discharged at the scene.At least one victim was transported from the scene in unknown condition.A firearm was recovered from the man once he was in custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more