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A minibus driver was on Monday found guilty of assault when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Annette Singh.Winston Harris was also facing two additional charges, that of resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.Magistrate Singh found Harris guilty of assaulting an officer on May 21, 2016 at Water Street, Georgetown.Also on the same day at the same location, Harris resisted arrest and acted in a disorderly manner.The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, the defendant was reversing his minibus, PSS 1257 when the officer asked him to stop.He did not comply and the officer went around to the driver’s side of the bus when the defendant pushed open the door, hitting the officer.He then held onto the steering wheel as the officer tried to arrest him and began to act disorderly, causing a crowd to gather.He was fined $10,000 for each offence or face a default of one month in prison.
Although losing a great asset to their team, the Barbados Tridents have made sure that they secured a viable replacement for Bangladesh player Shakib Al Hasan, who is no longer available for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League.Right-handed batsman Steve Smith in actionAl Hasan’s replacement will come in the form of Australian former skipper Steve Smith. Smith is returning to the “Biggest Party in Sport” after five years; the Australian had previously been a part of the Antigua Hawksbills team back in 2013.Having played 64 Tests, 108 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 30 T20 Internationals for Australia, the right-hand batsman currently sits at number one in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings. However, while Test cricket is the 29-year-old’s strong point, he is a force to be reckoned with in the T20 arena. With in excess of 3000 T20 runs, including one century and 11 fifties, under his belt, Smith has played for the likes of Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League (IPL). More recently, the batsman played several marvellous innings for the Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada. The seasoned player will add a wealth of experience to the fairly young Barbados squad.Speaking on Smith’s signing, Barbados Tridents Coach Robin Singh stated, “It is a huge blow to lose Shakib for the tournament, but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class replacement who can help to bring power to our batting line-up. As a man who has played cricket at the highest level all over the world, we are very confident that Smith will be a big success with the Tridents.”The Barbados Tridents will bowl off their Hero CPL 2018 campaign with an away match against local team, the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The two teams will face off at the Providence Stadium on August 12 from 18:00h. After which the Tridents will then face the St Lucia Stars on August 17 at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground. The Tridents team will go on to play the Jamaica Tallawahs in Lauderhill, USA before returning to the Kensington Oval for their five home matches.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A former North Peace Secondary School principal returned to his old stomping grounds today to share a very important message.Daniel Vecchio spoke to students and staff about the issue of domestic violence.Vecchio said coming back to Fort St. John is a very powerful thing for him. ‘My strength is not for hurting’ started when some members of the PAC committee came to him about 10 to 11 years ago.“Some women on our Parent Advisory Committee came to me and said ‘Daniel, next week is International Women’s day, March 8th and we would like you to roll out this campaign to address the issue of men’s violence against women’.”- Advertisement -Vecchio went on to tell the story about how he was given about 25-30 shirts the day before they needed to be handed out. He thought he wouldn’t find enough guys to wear them but as it turns out, he walked into classrooms and gave out all the shirts. He says he wasn’t prepared for the next day, when people approached him and said ‘where are our shirts?’.Vecchio went and ordered 300 more shirts and put them on his MasterCard (much to the dismay of his wife).Advertisement Teachers also took donations from students and staff to give to victims of domestic violence.Advertisement “I under estimated that boys at this school would care about this issue.” It strikes a personal note with Vecchio, who lost his sister to the issue. She was murdered by her husband.“We’ve got to break this conspiracy of silence, we’ve got to take responsibility for this issue.”
Meanwhile, Nondies dug deep within their energy reserves before edging out Impala in a pulsating fixture at the RFUEA Ground.Going into the match, Impala had only lost one match while Nondies were on a losing streak after going down in the last two matches.Four penalties and a try is what Nondies needed to tame Impala who scored three tries, one conversion and a penalty.Nondies Brian Sinei goes up for a line-out during their Kenya Cup match against Nondies at the RFUEA Grounds on January 12, 2018.The win takes Nondies to fourth with 19 points above Impala who drop to fifth since Quins beat Nakuru earlier in the day. Impala picked a losing bonus that takes them to 18 points.Quins registered their fourth win of the season after beating Nakuru 36-21 in the early kick-off.Nakuru went 0-7 up early in the game as returning Geoff Ominde converted Edwin Makori’s try it last long as fullback Lyle Asiligwa added extras to Aluda Beda’s touch down.Kenya 7s international Eden Agero, who had a good afternoon, added Quins’ second with Asiligwa also converting before cutting in between the posts with a three-pointer.Nakuru reduced the deficit before the break as Philip Kwame pushed his way to the try-line to trail 17-14. However, Beda landed his second after skillful moves from Agero to lead 22-14.Dancan Abuyeka scored Nakuru’s third immediately after the interval to bring scores to 22-21 after Ominde’s boot but Quins were awarded a penalty try for an infringement to go eight points clear.Kenya Harlequins’ Edwin Anunda charges against Nakuru RFC players during their Kenya Cup match at the RFUEA Grounds on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDebutant Scott Oluoch announced his rival to the Kenya Cup as he added Quins’ fifth and confirm a 36-21 win.Quins now have 21 points which saw them go to second pending late kick-offs. Nakuru picked no point to stay sixth with 15 points also pending 4pm matches.Elsewhere, defending champions KCB continued to pile pressure on leaders Kabras Sugar as they thrashed Mean Machine 50-3 at the Lion’s Den.The Bankers collected all five points to stay second with 25 points, five off Kabras.In another match, Homeboyz beat Blak Blad 35-23 to move one place up in the standings.-Report compiled from Ragahouse.com0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kabras Sugar’s Philip Wokorach celebrates after a win against Homeboyz in the Kenya Cup. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – Kabras Sugar retained their hold on the Kenya Cup apex as well as their league unbeaten run after thrashing Menengai Oilers 41-5 in Kakamega on Saturday, as the home side ran in seven tries against Oilers’ unconverted touch down.Mario Wilson went over the line twice with Logan Basson, Claude Johannes, Brian Tonya, Kevin Keegan and Bram Mayaka adding the other five to see the 2016 champions picked up a bonus point winscored for the 2016 champions with Bildad Ogeta going over for Oilers.
0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Liverpool beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 in a thrilling Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Anfield goal-fest. Salah, Mane back in the grooveLiverpool star Mohamed Salah celebrates with Sadio Mane © AFP / Paul ELLISSadio Mane and Mohamed Salah settled their differences and got Liverpool’s Champions League campaign up and running with typically predatory finishing.Senegal forward Mane showed a rare display of emotion when he was substituted at Burnley last month, furious that Salah had not passed to him when he was in a better position.It led to suggestions that all was not harmonious between the pair, but Mane dismissed that this week when asked how his relationship was with the Egypt international.“It can happen, he didn’t see me and I was frustrated. We are really good friends,” Mane said.With the spat put to bed, Mane put Liverpool ahead when he exchanged passes with Roberto Firmino to clip home against his old club.Salah got the holders’ third goal in the 36th minute after Cican Stankovic spilled Firmino’s header.Then, with Liverpool shocked by Salzburg’s comeback from three goals down, Salah came to their rescue with a 69th minute winner that ensured the 100th European Cup match at Anfield was celebrated in fitting style.‘New Zlatan’ Haaland offers glimpse of teenage talentSalzburg’s Erling Haaland came off the bench to score against Liverpool © AFP / Paul ELLISErling Braut Haaland has been labelled the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the young Salzburg striker offered another glimpse of his tantalising potential in his substitute cameo.Haaland announced his arrival on the Champions League stage with a hat-trick in Salzburg’s 6-2 thrashing of Genk in their group opener.The lanky Norwegian’s dazzling display drew comparisons with Swedish legend Ibrahimovic, but Haaland’s name is already familiar to English audiences.Haaland is the son of former Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Manchester City midfielder Alf Inge.Alf Inge’s offspring is far more prolific in front of goal than his father and he arrived at Anfield with 17 goals already this season.The Leeds born 19-year-old sat out the weekend game against Austria Vienna because of an illness and that meant he was only fit enough to come off the bench against Liverpool.Introduced in the 56th minute, Haaland made up for lost time when he netted their equaliser with a cool finish from Takumi Minamino’s cross on the hour.Salzburg, playing in the Champions League group stage for the first time in 25 years, had come from 3-0 down to rock Liverpool.And although Salah’s winner sent them home empty-handed, Haaland’s classy contribution — he is just the fourth player to score four goals in his first two Champions League games — suggested they shouldn’t be underestimated for the rest of the European campaign.Gomez woes shake Liverpool’s foundationsLiverpool defender Joe Gomez suffered a difficult night against Salzburg © AFP / Ben STANSALLWith Liverpool defender Joel Matip sidelined due to injury, Joe Gomez endured a troubled night as his replacement at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.Matip was sidelined due to a “slight knock” sustained in Saturday’s Premier League win at Sheffield United and the Cameroon international was badly missed.Gomez partnered Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, but never looked comfortable in just his fifth start of the season as Salzburg ran the Liverpool defence ragged time and again.The 22-year-old’s creaky performance will concern Jurgen Klopp, who must hope Matip recovers quickly with games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal coming later in October.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)
The scenic Route 62, between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, has been named by CNN Travel as the world’s best road trip destination. Here are five must-see stops along the legendary Western Cape route.Voted the best road trip in the world by CNN, Route 62 in the Western Cape has it all: wildlife, good food, fine wines, beautiful views and lots to do. (Image: Route 62 website)CD AndersonA CNN Travel poll, as voted by tourists and travel journalists, puts the scenic and fun-filled road between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, Route 62, as the top road trip destination in the world, beating out a host of legendary global grand tours including Canada’s Alcan Highway and the Ticlio Pass in Peru.While Route 62 primarily connects Cape Town to Oudtshoorn, and ultimately the Garden Route further east, a host of attractions and activities along the road, and off its beaten path, incorporate smaller towns in the area, including Montagu, Humansdorp and parts of the Klein Karoo.CNN calls the road “a journey to the unexpected”, with something for everyone, highlighting the natural beauty of the region’s “fauna, rivers, valleys and plains” and the diversity of activities available that turn the seemingly mundane commute into an adventure.Everything and anything from wine tours and safari drives, heritage and art tours, hiking and mountain climbing, water sport and fishing, or just quiet contemplation while watching one of kind views with a cold drink and a good meal, Route 62 has it all.Ronnies Sex ShopThe legendary roadside bar, midway on the route, is a quirky and fun stop, popular among tourists and regular road warriors alike.Legend has it that in the late 1970s, local farmer Ronald Price opened a roadside produce stall, complete with a proudly handpainted sign. Friends of Ronnie mischievously amended the sign to its now infamous title, and convinced Ronnie to turn the stall into a coffee shop-bar for bikers and other travellers.Forty years later, and the quirkiness of the place didn’t end at the sign. Inside, the bar is completely covered with travellers’ graffiti, donated neckties, bras and other random bric-a-brac, ceiling to floor. Ronnies includes a full restaurant, overnight accommodation, communal pool with vista views of famous Karoo sunsets and good old-fashioned peace and quiet from the busy road, with just a touch of good-natured anarchy.ZA Route 62 – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves & more https://t.co/AWzTXTPzPA pic.twitter.com/AIt9CuL3ri— Overlandtour (@overlandtourDE) March 2, 2017Route 62: Ronnies “Sex” Shop https://t.co/kGE3TBtLAa pic.twitter.com/ApX9em4r20— Sabine Ludwig (@sl4lifestyle) February 9, 2017Drive Route 62 Western Cape….and leave your name on the wall of Ronnies Sex Shop…best cheese and onion toasties ever….. pic.twitter.com/rMH6Njparg— Ross Nicholas (@rossrenee1) October 22, 2016The world’s longest wine routeIncorporating hundreds of small, up-and-coming winemakers and larger, more established wine farms, Route 62’s world class wine route centres on the industry’s defacto capital – the town of Robertson – where not only can you visit the Klipdrift brandy plant and see how this South African magic is made, but you get to taste some of the country’s award-winning wines. The town’s annual Wacky Wine Festival (between April and June) is a must-attend event, gathering the best wines of the region for wine fans with a sense of humour and a taste for the adventurous.Just beyond Robertson, the mountain town of Montagu is not only the home of South Africa’s dried fruit and nut industry, but it also has a popular natural spring spa and some of the best rock climbing in Africa.Bestee jou volgende #SaligeSondag op dié pragtige vrugteplaas net buite #Montagu! https://t.co/AzbtsEzGg3 @MontaguRoute62 #KleinKaroo pic.twitter.com/MEqL0ar2za— LekkeSlaap (@LekkeSlaap) February 19, 2017Take a trip down Route 62 to Montagu and go rock climbing – http://t.co/GKDiCfeaOq // pic.twitter.com/zfR7eFl1TQ— Nightjar Travel (@NightjarTravel) January 13, 2014Friday o’clock means a #brandy tasting at #Klipdrift #Distillery. #robertson #southafrica pic.twitter.com/9mzEKJDHcq— The Robertson Small (@Robertsonsmall1) August 14, 2015Cango CavesLocated inside the foothills of the Swartberg range and just outside Oudtshoorn, this extensive limestone system of tunnels and chambers dates back millions of years, and reaches almost 300m underground.Visitors can choose to see the caves as part of a conventional walking tour, or do something more daring in the Adventure Tour. It offers guided climbing tours through the caves’ darkest, narrowest and deepest chambers.All #AdventureTours for #Monday26December are #SoldOut. #LimitedSpace on the #HeritageTour. #BookYourTour @ 044-2727410 pic.twitter.com/TpDuwddzmR— Cango Caves (@CangoCavesOdn) December 24, 2016Call us on 044-2727410 to #BookYourTour. #OpenForBusiness #Heritage #Adventure #FamilyFun #LoveOudtshoorn #MeetSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/xd7GwzE8XA— Cango Caves (@CangoCavesOdn) October 28, 2016All #AdventureTour tickets are sold out for tomorrow, #29December. Book @ 044-2727410. pic.twitter.com/CH71cP434g— Cango Caves (@CangoCavesOdn) December 28, 2015WildlifeLike the rest of South Africa, the Route 62 region is rich in and famous for its variety of flora and fauna, from the world famous Garden Route bloom in September to the ostrich industries of Oudtshoorn. Here, visitors can ride an ostrich, buy ostrich curios and even sample the famous ostrich steak.There are a number of wildlife reserves, both private and public, including the Touwsberg nature reserve, near the town of Ladismith, and the Sanbona reserve. The latter offers both a heritage tour of the area’s indigenous San culture and there’s a chance you’ll see the only free-roaming white lions in the world.Animals that can be spotted regularly in the area include smaller buck: klipspringer, steenbok, duiker and springbok, as well as larger game such as wildebeest, kudu, giraffe, gemsbok and the Cape mountain zebra. Predators include leopard, rooikat and jackal.Meerkat Magic, also outside Oudtshoorn, is a one-of-a-kind research reserve, dedicated exclusively to studying the habits of wild meerkats. Open to the public, visitors can join guided tours of meerkat colonies with knowledgeable guides, and even learn how these popular creatures communicate.All the very best #Meerkat Magic Mojo my friends for 2017! From Grant Mc Ilrath The #Meerkat Man: Conserving wild #Meerkats since 1993. pic.twitter.com/rCbED4ZI5V— #Meerkat Mc Ilrath (@The_Meerkat_Man) December 31, 2016Ranger Marco photographed this healthy sub-adult #WhiteLion at #Sanbona this week. pic.twitter.com/G5sup8AS8s— Sanbona (@SanbonaSafari) July 4, 2013Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa. It’s known for its ostrich farms and rests along the Route 62 wine route. pic.twitter.com/DnqZqfyOdN— Travel2SA (@Travel2SA1) December 10, 2016The views#DailyEscape: Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo? : https://t.co/uZGrZ5iOP2 pic.twitter.com/w66plh2h2k— Travel Channel SA (@travelchannelsa) January 31, 2017#KleinKaroo #? https://t.co/HBOLywSLqr pic.twitter.com/qojZBRAvUw— Annalogy (@AnnaMartFourie) January 23, 2017Relive the nail-biting moments of the season 3 finale of @UltimateBraai on the banks of the Breede River at 4pm #WhatToWatch pic.twitter.com/yCVT0aD1DZ— Travel Channel SA (@travelchannelsa) November 15, 2016Swartberg Pass, from the appropriately named ‘Die Top’: September 2016———————————————————… https://t.co/MvXxZUfOGI pic.twitter.com/SQPJN2kE76— ESK Photography (@ESKPhotos) February 19, 2017The views from the top of the Swartberg Pass are stunning pic.twitter.com/xwigOF9OSC— Brian Lee (@LeeBJM) January 22, 2017From the dusty hum of the Klein Karoo and the lush, rolling valleys of the Breede River to the never-ending Swartberg mountain massifs in-between, while Route 62 might offer the best food, drink and roadside entertainment, there is still nothing that compares to just stopping anywhere along the route to appreciate the peaceful beauty of the region’s diverse landscape.Watch a video of the great views captured by Route 62 travellers here For more insight on Route 62 and the surrounding area, visit the Route 62 website. 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our wet weather conditions throughout much of 2017 prevented spring establishment of perennial forages for many producers. Additionally, the wet weather has caused stand loss in alfalfa fields due to compaction and crown damage from harvest on wet soils, and from root rot in poorly drained field areas. As a result, replacement of some of those acres is necessary. August provides growers with another window of opportunity to establish a perennial forage stand. Typically, the main risk with a late summer August planting is having sufficient moisture for seed germination and plant growth but this year that risk may be low.There are some advantages to late summer forage planting as compared to a spring planting. Late summer planting means forage seedlings are not competing with the flush of annual spring and summer weed emergence/growth. The soil borne root rot and damping off disease organisms that thrive in cool, wet soils are not an issue. However, growers need to be aware of planting dates and the potential for late summer diseases in some situations.According to the newly revised, 15th edition of the Ohio Agronomy guide, planting of alfalfa and other legumes should be completed by mid-August in Northern Ohio and by the end of August in Southern Ohio. These timelines take into consideration average frost dates and the time needed for forage plants to develop a root system capable of overwintering. For example, at about 8 to 10 weeks after emergence alfalfa plants pull the growing point below the soil surface, a process termed ‘contractile growth’. Once contractile growth occurs the alfalfa plant is considered a true perennial. The alfalfa plant needs to reach this growth stage to overwinter. Clover plants also need to have a crown formed, and grasses should be at least in the tillering stage of development before the onset of winter.If the fall is warm and extended, similar to what we have experienced the past few years, it might be possible for successful establishment with later planting dates. Some alfalfa growers believe that the late summer planting deadline dates can be moved back by several weeks. It is a question of risk management. How lucky do you feel? Late summer and early fall planting dates of forages were tested in Pennsylvania in the mid-1990’s at two locations that historically are a little milder than most of Ohio’s winters. The year after seeding legumes, forage yield declined as planting dates were delayed after early August in the previous year. For each day planting was delayed after August 1, total forage dry matter yields the next year were reduced by an average of 158, 105, and 76 lbs./acre for alfalfa, red clover, and birdsfoot trefoil. Later planting dates usually affected grasses to a lesser degree. For example, orchardgrass yields only decreased significantly when planting was delayed past late-August and perennial ryegrass yields were actually greater in late-August than in early August plantings. However, for each day planting was delayed after August 30, yields declined 100 lb. /acre for orchardgrass and 153 lb. /acre for perennial ryegrass. Reed canarygrass, a slow establisher, was more sensitive to planting dates. Reed canarygrass yields the year after seeding declined 120 lbs. /acre for each day planting was delayed after August 1. The best policy is usually to plant most perennial forages as soon in August as possible, when soils conditions allow and when soil moisture is present.Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till seedings of alfalfa in late summer and especially where clover has been present in the past. This pathogen causes white mold on alfalfa seedlings. They become infected during cooler rainy spells in late October and November, the disease develops during the winter, and seedlings literally “melt away” in winter and early spring. It can be devastating where the pathogen is present. No-till is especially risky where clover has been present because the sclerotia germinate from a shallow depth. Early August plantings dramatically improve the alfalfa’s ability to resist the infection. Late August seedings are very susceptible, with mid-August plantings being intermediate.In a no-till situation, minimize competition from existing weeds by applying a burndown application of glyphosate before planting. Using no-till when herbicide-resistant weeds are present creates a very difficult situation with no effective control options, so tillage is probably a better choice in those situations. Post-emergence herbicide options exist for alfalfa. After the alfalfa is up and growing, control late summer and fall emerging winter annual broadleaf weeds. A mid- to late fall application of Butyrac, Buctril Pursuit or Raptor are the primary herbicide options. Fall application is much more effective than a spring application for control of these weeds especially if wild radish/wild turnip are in the weed mix. Pursuit and Raptor can control winter annual grasses in the fall in pure legume stands but not with a mixed alfalfa/grass planting. Consult the 2017 Ohio and Indiana Weed Control Guide and always read the specific product label for guidelines on timing and rates before applying any product.For conventional tillage seeding prepare a firm seedbed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the “footprint guide” that soil should be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch. Tilled seedbeds do not need a pre-plant herbicide. Finally, keep in mind the following factors to increase establishment success.Soil fertility and pH: The recommended soil pH for alfalfa is 6.8. Forage grasses and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 25 ppm and the critical soil potassium level is somewhere between 100 and 125 ppm for many of our soils.Seed selection: Be sure to use high quality seed of adapted, tested varieties and use fresh inoculum of the proper Rhizobium bacteria. “Common” seed (variety not stated) is usually lower yielding and not as persistent, and from our trials the savings in seed cost is lost within the first year or two by lower forage yields.Planter calibration: If coated seed is used, be aware that coatings can account for up to one-third of the weight of the seed. This affects the number of seeds planted in planters set to plant seed on a weight basis. Seed coatings can also dramatically alter how the seed flows through the drill, so calibrate the drill or planter with the seed going into the field.Seed placement: The recommended seeding depth for forages is one-quarter to one-half inch deep. It is better to err on the side of planting shallow rather than too deep.Do not harvest a new perennial forage stand this fall. The ONLY exception to this rule is perennial and Italian ryegrass plantings. Mow or harvest these grasses to a two and a half to three-inch stubble in late November to improve winter survival. Do not cut any other species, especially legumes.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (PTI) Sprinter Srabani Nanda has bagged the 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016 in recognition of her sporting excellence.She will get a cash award of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation at the Ekalabya Award function, a press release said today.Srabani won gold in 200m, silver in 100m and 4x100m relay in 12th South Asian Games held in Guwahati in February. She had also won bronze in 100m and 4x100m relay in Asian Grand Prix Athletics in Thailand in June 2015.Besides Srabani, hockey players Deep Grace Ekka and Dipsan Tirkey will also receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000, the release said adding that the date for Ekalabya Award function will be announced later.Ekalabya Award, instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), is given every year to young sportspersons of Odisha in recognition of their outstanding performance in the preceding two years.Athlete Dutee Chand won the award last year. PTI SKN NN PDS PDS
Veteran Wasim Jaffer and opener Sanjay Ramaswamy struck unbeaten centuries as Vidarbha took command against Uttarakhand on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match in Nagpur on Wednesday. At close of play, Vidarbha reached 260/1 in the first innings, in response to Uttarakhand’s 355, with Ramaswamy (112 not out) and Jaffer (111 not out) holding fort.The hosts are still adrift by 95 runs at the end of day two at the Vidarbha Cricket Association’s stadium at Jamtha on the city’s outskirts. But the day clearly belonged to Ramaswamy and Jaffer, who conjured an unbeaten 215-run stand for the second wicket after a rare failure by skipper Faiz Fazal (29) who perished early. Fazal was dismissed by right-arm medium pacer Deepak Dhapola.Jaffer in the process struck his fourth ton of this Ranji season, having already hit hundreds in the league stage against Mumbai, Gujarat and Baroda. In his 153-ball stay at the crease so far, the 40-year-old batsman has hammered 13 boundaries, while his partner Ramaswamy hit 16 fours in his 212-ball innings so far as the duo took an inexperienced Uttarakhand bowlers to task.Earlier, resuming the day on 293 for six, Uttarakhand added 62 runs to their overnight score before bundling out for a respectable 355, with Saurabh Rawat top-scoring with 108.Rawat, who was unbeaten on 68, added 40 runs to his tally as he notched up a deserving hundred. However, apart from Rawat, other lower-order batsmen failed to make a mark for the visitors.Vidarbha bowlers, led by speedster Umesh Yadav, ensured that the opponents did not score big. Yadav, who played the Test match at Perth against Australia late last year, was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he returned with figures of 4-90.advertisementBrief Scores: Uttarakhand 355 (Saurabh Rawat 108, Avneesh Sudha 91; Umesh Yadav 4-90, Akshay Wakhare 2-46) versus Vidarbha 260/1 (Sanjay Ramaswamy 112 not out, Wasim Jaffer 111 not out; Deepak Dhapola 1-45).KALARIA HAT-TRICK PUTS GUJARAT ON TOP VS KERALALeft-arm fast bowler Roosh Kalaria starred with a hat-trick leaving Gujarat needing 195 runs to beat Kerala and seal a Ranji Trophy semi-final berth at the end of the second day of the quarter-final in Wayanad on Wednesday.Gujarat hit back to restrict the host to 171 in the second innings after conceding the first innings lead. A disciplined bowling effort helped Gujarat bowl out Kerala for 171 in 59 overs with Kalaria (3 for 36) and Axar Patel (3 for 40) sharing the spoils.Earlier, resuming at 97 for 4, Gujarat quickly slipped to 107 for 7 before some aggressive batting by Kalaria (36, 5X4, 1X6) enabled the team make 162 in reply to the home side’s first innings score of 185.Sandeep Warrier (4 for 42) was Kerala’s best bowler and he was well supported by MD Nideesh (3 for 38) and Basil Thampi (3 for 61).Skipper Parthiv Patel was the top-scorer for Gujarat with 43.In Kerala’s second innings, opener Mohammed Azharudeen fell for a duck in the second over and the team lost wickets at regular intervals before Sijomon Joseph (56) and the experienced Jalaj Saxena (44 not out) put on a 53 runs for the sixth wicket.Kalaria then took over, claiming the wickets of Joseph and Thampi with the fifth and sixth balls of the 52nd over before returning to claim the scalp of Nidheesh with the first ball of the 54th over to leave Kerala in disarray.An injured Sanju Samson, who retired hurt in the first innings after sustaining a finger injury, came out to bat at No.11 and survived 11 balls before being LBW to Axar Patel.Gujarat requires 195 runs to win the match after the second day saw 16 wickets fall.Brief scores: Kerala 185 and 171 all out (Sijomon Joseph 56, Jalaj Saxena 44 not out, Roosh Kalaria 3 for 36, Axar Patel 3 for 40) vs Gujarat 162 all out (Parthiv Patel 43, R Kalaria 36, Sandeep Warrier 4 for 42, MD Nidheesh 3 for 38, Basil Thampi 3 for 61).VINAY KUMAR RESCUES KARNATAKAFormer captain Vinay Kumar hit an unbeaten 83 and shared a crucial 97-run stand for the last wicket Ronit More (10) to help Karnataka take a 39-run first innings lead against Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Bengaluru.The rearguard action steered Karnataka to 263, forcing Rajasthan to concede lead for first time this season. The hosts were struggling at 166 for nine at one stage but Vinay and More rescued the team from the troubled waters.Vinay smashed 10 fours and two sixes in his 144 balls knock while More (10) played out 59 balls ti support the former. Rajasthan had scored 224 on the opening day with the help of skpper Mahipal Lomrov (50) and Rajesh Bishnoi (79).When stumps were drawn on second day, Rajasthan were trailing by 28 runs, with Amit Kumar Gautam and Chetan Bist at the crease as the team reached 11 for no loss in three overs.advertisementLeggie Rahul Chahar was the standout bowler for Rajasthan as he finished with figures of five for 93 runs. Left-arm fast medium TM ul-Haq and right arm medium Deepak Chahar, bagged three and two wickets each respectively.Resuming at 12 without loss, opener Dega Nischal (6) was dismissed cheaply by Deepak Chahar. After Ravikumar Samarth’s wicket at 61 for 2, Rajasthan bowlers led by Haq and Rahul Chahar, ran through the line up, pushing Karnataka into a deep hole.The hosts lost seven wickets after adding 105 runs on the board. Krishnamurthy Siddharth shone with his bat by scoring a handy 52 runs off 91 balls decorated by eight boundaries. Shreyas Gopal also made a useful 25 runs off 75 balls with three boundaries.PUJARA FLOPSYoung Uttar Pradesh pacer Shivam Mavi did what Australia bowlers could not do for majority of the Test series Down Under — dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara cheaply as the hosts reduced Saurashtra to 170 for seven on day two of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Lucknow.Uttar Pradesh, resuming day two at 340 for seven, went on to make 385 all out in 103.3 overs with Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat taking a five-wicket haul. The home team’s pacers — Mavi (3/39), Ankit Rajpoot (2/58), and Yash Dayal (2/35) — then ripped through the visitors’ batting. Saurashtra trail Uttar Pradesh by 215 runs going into day three.While Rajpoot struck off successive balls to reduce the opposition to 35 for two, Mavi took two off two towards the end of the day including the wicket of opener Harvik Desai, the innings -top scorer so far with 84.However, his most prized wicket was of Pujara (11), who came into the game fresh from his stellar showing in Australia where he scored three hundreds to help India win their maiden Test series Down Under. Pujara lasted only 28 balls and his innings comprised two fours.Prerak Mankad frustrated Uttar Pradesh with an unbeaten 42 and was batting alongside Dharmendrasinh Jadeja at stumps.Also Watch: