KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Kavem Hodge and veteran opener Devon Smith fashioned half-centuries as Windward Islands Volcanoes produced a solid batting display, to keep Jamaica Scorpions in the field for the entire first day of their second round fixture at Sabina Park.Asked to bat here yesterday, Volcanoes finished the day on 314 for five thanks mainly to Hodge who struck 88 and Smith who carved out 72.For the exception of captain Sunil Ambris (7), every Volcanoes batsman managed a start. Twenty-year-old Emmanuel Stewart was unbeaten at the close on 46 and was partnered by Keron Cottoy on 29.Former captain and Test batsman Kirk Edwards had earlier also struck 29 while Desron Maloney chipped in with 26.Seamer Derval Green was once again the hosts’ best bowler with three for 58 as the attack struggled to break down Volcanoes.It was Smith and Maloney who set the tone by posting 43 for the first wicket to deny Jamaica any early success. And even after Maloney fell after hitting five boundaries in a breezy 31-ball knock, Smith and Hodge then put their side in a commanding position courtesy of a 130-run stand.All told, the 38-year-old Smith faced 152 deliveries in nearly three hours at the crease and counted nine fours, completing his 60th first class half-century in his 211th game.The 26-year-old Hodge’s knock, meanwhile, spanned 171 balls in just over 4-½ hours and included 12 fours.When Smith was bowled by pacer Marquino Mindley, Hodge put on a further 44 for the third wicket with Edwards, who punched two fours and a six in an attractive 48-ball knock before falling in the fourth over after tea, flirting with a side ball from Green and going caught behind.Scorpions then enjoyed their best period of the day when Ambris followed 10 balls later, also caught at the wicket off Green as Volcanoes stumbled to 242 for five.However, Stewart quickly dashed the hosts’ hopes of a further breakthrough, pairing with Cottoy to add 72 in an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership.Stewart, who scored a half-century in the last round against Barbados Pride, has so far faced 94 balls in a shade over 1-¾ hours and counted six fours and a six.
Former Ashantigold midfielder, Bernard Morrison, has been arrested in Tanzania for allegedly possessing illegal drugs.Morrison, 27, plays for Tanzanian side Yanga SC, a club he joined from South African side Orlando Pirates in 2019.The Ghanaian was the lured to Yanga by Luc Eymael, who was red this week after his racist remarks went viral.While Morrison quickly became a fan favourite in the Tanzanian top-flight, his time in Tanzania has been shrouded in controversy.His showboating was the first issue that arose, but real issues between Morrison and Yanga come to light when he departed the stadium after being substituted in a recent league encounter. According to a report by African Football, Morrison was allegedly found in possession of marijuana by Dar Es Salaam officials at a routine search at a roadblock and was taken into custody.Ghanaian midfielder Bernard Morrison got furious and walked out of the stadium after being substituted in Yanga’s 1-4 loss to rivals Simba while game was still on.A journalist approached him to explain why he left. He said he can only speak in his native Fanti language. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/xXTj5gxH48— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) July 14, 2020The Ghanaian reportedly obstructed police officers from inspecting his car before they found the illegal drug in his possession.It’s been confirmed that he was released on bail shortly after his arrest and is set to appear in court at a later date.
“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service,” Twitch says. “These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”For his future, Dr Disrespect told PC Gamer he was at one point considering streaming independently on his personal website. But he also said he was considering options like YouTube and Facebook.”I’m more focused on just making sure whatever we do next, whether it’s a platform move or not, that it’s the right decision for the community and Champions Club that follows me,” he said. “And that makes sense to what I want to continue to accomplish with this character in terms of taking things to the next level, and whether it’s streaming or outside of streaming. So it’s just being conscientious of that decision.” MORE: What we know about why Dr Disrespect was banned from TwitchThe video appeared to be a parody of a news report on Dr Disrespect himself, poking fun at the mystery surrounding his absence. “When I say this is a developing story, I mean it’s a developing story because I am now receiving word: Dr Disrespect may return to streaming as soon as today,” the voice in the video says. “This is some big, big news from the two-time Streamer Of The Year. And thankfully here at BSM news, our sources are actually legit.”Since Dr Disrespect is permanently banned on Twitch, many took a look at his YouTube page for clues. That’s when people noticed he seemingly added a “Join” button to his page. Join allows YouTube subscribers to pay a monthly fee ($4.99 in this case) for exclusive features on his page. It’s essentially the same as Twitch subscription. Dr Disrespect https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6/63/dr-disrespect-youtube_1ldw5nhepwmaq1bl5w0jpuc56q.png?t=-988826773&w=500&quality=80MORE: Ninja returns to Twitch, but is it for good?The $4.99 monthly fee allows fans to join the Champions Club, a term Dr Disrespect uses to describe his fan base.”Feel the Power,” the ad for the channel reads. “Join the most dominate digital society the world has ever seen!”Despite this, esports reporter Rod Breslau says there is no official deal between YouTube and Dr Disrespect.Dr Disrespect was permanently banned on Twitch on June 26 this year. After weeks of silence, aside from a lone tweet, he spoke out about his Twitch ban and what he planned to do in the future. He never provided details as to what caused his ban, but did talk briefly to PC Gamer about the mystery surrounding it.From PC Gamer:Interviewer: So are you able to confirm that legal action is taking place? You are taking legal action against Twitch?Dr Disrespect: We are considering taking legal action.Interviewer: When do you think you might if ever have a definitive answer as to the reason why you were banned?Dr Disrespect: Honestly, we just don’t know.Also from that interview, Dr Disrespect said he will never stream on Twitch again.As for Twitch’s side of things, the platform has not commented publicly on the ban. The streaming service has only released a general statement on the issue when pressed by media outlets. (YouTube) Is Dr Disrespect returning to streaming? A post on his Instagram Live suggests that’s the case.The popular video game streamer, who was banned on Twitch for unknown reasons, posted an interesting clip to his Instagram page Thursday afternoon. The video suggested a return to streaming as early as Thursday.
The anticipated number of wells to be drilled this year has dropped by 2,450, or 24 per cent, leaving the projected total at 7,650.Provincially, the forecast reductions are about 25 per cent for Alberta and B.C., with the number of wells drilled dropping to 4,187 in Alberta and to 415 in B.C.In Saskatchewan, the drop will be about 20 per cent to 2,679 wells, and in Manitoba, the total is expected to be 364 wells – representing an approximate 15 per cent drop.- Advertisement -PSAC President and CEO Mark Salkeld concedes the impacts of the current downturn have sent ripple effects throughout the country, and adds “although people may appreciate the dollars they save at the pump, the negative impact to investment portfolios, other industries and government coffers is serious.”While Finance Minister Joe Oliver insists the Harper government will balance the books, the countries parliamentary budget office says that will not be the case if oil prices remain in the dumps.PSAC is now basing its forecast on an average natural gas price of $2.50 Canadian per 1,000 cubic feet, and on oil prices of 57.00 US per barrel.Advertisement