Lunar New Year – Celebrating the Year of the Dog

first_imgLunar New Year – Celebrating the Year of the Dog By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in Pennsylvania and around the world by individuals of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Vietnamese ancestry. The Lunar New Year is one of the most prominent and celebrated festivals in the world. In China, for example, the sheer number of people working in large urban areas who return to their hometowns to celebrate Lunar New Year festivities accounts for the largest annual mass human migration in the world.Here in Pennsylvania, many Asian American families herald the beginning of the traditional lunisolar calendar by giving their homes a thorough deep cleaning. Families gather for a traditional meal, and exchange beautifully packaged red envelopes containing money to signify good luck and prosperity for the year to come.My mother’s family is originally from Mainland China – my grandmother was born and raised in Beijing, China; my mother was born and raised in Taiwan, and I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Throughout my family’s journey, we have always cherished celebrating Lunar New Year as generations of our family have before us. These traditions honor our heritage and connect us with new neighbors and friends.If you’d like to learn of a celebration near you, please refer to the Commission’s February newsletter here for a detailed list of events happening across Pennsylvania.On behalf of Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, we wish you a Year of the Dog filled with peace, prosperity, health, and joy!Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 16, 2018last_img read more

MN CEO: Climate change offers investment opportunities

first_imgClimate change not only poses risks but also investment opportunities in infrastructure, impact investments and possibly even private equity, according to René van de Kieft, chief executive of the €123bn asset manager MN.Commenting on a recent paper published by the Sustainable Pension Investment Lab (SPIL), a Dutch thinktank of which he is a member, Van de Kieft gave several examples of immediate investment opportunities.San Francisco’s sea defences could be strengthened and smart technologies could be adapted for clean energy generation, he said. Developers were making progress in areas such as climate control and energy-efficient lighting, Van de Kieft added, citing the development of an energy-efficient ice-skating rink in the Dutch town of Heerenveen.Large family-owned firms could also play an important role, the chief executive said, citing a firm that was developing a waste-powered electrical industrial dryer for food and fodder, to replace current gas-guzzling ones. “Investments in sustainable technologies could get a boost through these players,” he said.In Van de Kieft’s opinion, infrastructure and property projects also offered investment opportunities for pension funds, pointing at plans to improve sewerage systems to deal with increasing rainfall as a result of climate change.He also mentioned investments in “truly sustainable offices in London and Paris with excellent prospects for returns”.MN’s CEO forecasted that large pension funds, which already invest in these kind of projects, would further ramp up their allocation.He said he agreed with Deutsche Asset Management’s recent observation that small- and medium-sized pension funds insufficiently appreciated important immediate climate risks, such as the impact of hurricanes and flooding on production facilities.The SPIL report reiterated that no pension fund could ignore climate risk, especially after supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank indicated that schemes’ climate policy was to become part of its supervisory framework.Earlier, the regulator indicated that pension funds were more suscepticle to climate risk than insurers and banks, but that they also had more potential to benefit sooner from the upward potential of some investments.The SPIL paper concluded that a quick start to a gradual and orderly transition to a sustainable economy would be best for pension funds.The longer they waited until the physical impact of climate change was visible, the more difficult it would be to remove climate risk from their investment portfolio, it said.Citing figures from the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, SPIL said worldwide there would be $4.2trn (€3.6trn) of value at risk at the end of this century if global warming continued at current trends.This amount could increase to $13.8trn if global average temperatures were to rise by 6°C rather than 2°C.Van de Kieft emphasised that climate risk would affect all sectors and asset classes.Newton IM joins investor climate groupIn other news, Newton Investment Management has joined the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). IIGCC is a forum of 146 “mainly mainstream” investors with over €21trn of assets uner management, including nine of the top 10 largest European pension funds or asset managers.On the occassion of the recent round of UN climate change negotiations in Bonn (COP23), the IIGCC confirmed it was building a new programme focussed on investor practices and disclosure of climate risk. Speaking at the COP23 in Bonn, Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of Danish pension fund PKA and chair of the IIGCC, said the investor-focussed programme completed its existing programmes of engagement with policymakers and shareholder engagement with corporates. The new programme would allow asset owners and managers to ”share best practice around assessing, managing and reporting climate risk and investing in the opportunities that support a smooth transition to a low carbon economy,” he said.last_img read more

Holcomb launches ‘Next Level Trails Grant Program’

first_imgIndianapolis, in. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has launched the Next Level Trails grant program, which will dedicate $90 million to connect communities through more hiking, biking and riding trails. Next Level Trails is part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Connections, a $1 billion statewide infrastructure program announced in September.“By linking communities, we will make a serious investment in connectivity and quality of life,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Next Level Trails’ strong focus on partnerships will drive collaboration among neighboring cities, towns and counties, as well as fill gaps among existing trails to create a larger network for more Hoosiers to enjoy the great outdoors.”Next Level Trails is the largest infusion of trail funding in state history. The grant program is divided into two components: a $70 million fund for regional projects and a $20 million fund for local projects. Each fund will require a minimum 20 percent project match, which can include monetary contributions, land value, and in-kind donations of materials and labor. Projects funded through this program must be open to the public.“We’ve seen trails positively impact communities of every size across Indiana over the past decade,” said Cameron Clark, Department of Natural Resources director. “The Next Level Trails program will build upon these successes by developing many miles of trails at an accelerated pace to benefit more Hoosiers and their hometowns.”Next Level Trails funds will be awarded in rounds until all funds have been allocated. The opening round will include up to $20 million in regional projects and up to $5 million in local projects. The application period for the first round begins Jan. 1, 2019 and ends Feb. 15, 2019. Eligible applicants include units of government or 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.Those interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of the three application workshops:Dec. 12 at Fort Harrison State Park Inn in Indianapolis (also offered via a webinar)Dec. 19 at Potato Creek State Park near North LibertyJan. 9 at Falls of the Ohio State Park in ClarksvilleAll workshops will begin at 3 p.m. ET.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 11

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 798; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 775; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 736; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 686; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 629; 6. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 614; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 583; 8. Bran­don Hood, McGregor, Texas, 576; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 575; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 560; 11. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 531; 12. David Goode Sr., Cop­peras Cove, Texas, 508; 13. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 506; 14. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 483; 15. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 474; 16. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 462; 17. Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas, 437; 18. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 411; 19. Michael Martin, Queen Creek, Ariz., 400; 20. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 399.IMCA Late Models – 1. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 273; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 260; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 242; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 235; 5. Joel Calla­han, Dubuque, Iowa, 217; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 216; 7. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 204; 8. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 183; 9. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 161; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, both 159; 12. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 152; 13. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 149; 14. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 148; 15. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 146; 16. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, 143; 17. John Emerson, Water­loo, Iowa, 129; 18. Kyle Krampe, Baxter, Iowa, 122; 19. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 114; 20. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 113.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 568; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 472; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 409; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 388; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 370; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 328; 7. Tyler Rus­sell, Abbott, Texas, 327; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 317; 9. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 295; 10. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 292; 11. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 290; 12. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 271; 13. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 268; 14. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 263; 15. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 257; 16. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 242; 17. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, and George White, Fort Worth, Texas, both 241; 19. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 237; 20. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 235.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 870; 2. Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, 705; 3. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 675; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 628; 5. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 617; 6. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas, 535; 7. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 530; 8. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 494; 9. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 465; 10. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 455; 11. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 452; 12. Jay Bran­som, Burleson, Texas, 450; 13. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 444; 14. April Phillips, Abi­lene, Texas, 431; 15. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 428; 16. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 426; 17. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 424; 18. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 421; 19. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 408; 20. Tommy Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 406.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 485; 2. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 436; 3. Damian Snyder, Copperas Cove, Texas, 426; 4. Merle Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 415; 5. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 413; 6. Dean Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 403; 7. Jason Beshears, Somerton, Ariz., 399; 8. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 396; 9. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 384; 10. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 376; 11. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 367; 12. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 364; 13. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 363; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 341; 15. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 325; 16. Jay Crowe, Surprise, Ariz., 319; 17. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 316; 18. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, and Terry Tritt, York, Neb., both 298; 20. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 296.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 944; 2. Dale Kunz, Buck­eye, Ariz., 543; 3. Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz., 541; 4. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 508; 5. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 454; 6. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 453; 7. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 433; 8. Johnathon Logue, Boone, Iowa, and Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., both 430; 10. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 426; 11. David Harrington, Peoria, Ariz., 424; 12. Dale Irby, Buckeye, Ariz., 401; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 400; 14. Phillip Shelby, Oli­vehurst, Calif., 392; 15. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 376; 16. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 374; 17. Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev., and Ron Poe, Phoenix, Ariz., both 366; 19. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 352; 20. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 351.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 872; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 836; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 759; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 636; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 572; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 556; 7. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 531; 8. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 502; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 481; 10. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 476; 11. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 439; 12. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 425; 13. Jeff Toler, Decatur, Texas, 422; 14. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 399; 15. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 391; 16. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 366; 17. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 356; 18. Don Painter, Austin, Texas, 353; 19. Quentin Noel, Dublin, Texas, 342; 20. Daniel Cavanagh, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 338.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 613; 2. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 476; 3. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 413; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 412; 5. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 410; 6. Danny Baggerly, Rio Vista, Texas, 391; 7. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 363; 8. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 352; 9. Mike Jacobs, Weatherford, Texas, 347; 10. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, and Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, both 336; 12. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 329; 13. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 327; 14. Brandon Se­gura, Weatherford, Texas, 317; 15. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 315; 16. Brandon Wise, Hays, Kan., 290; 17. Matthew Barnard, Weatherford, Texas, 289; 18. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 288; 19. Matthew Covey, Midlothian, Texas, 278; 20. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 263.last_img read more

Police Blotter 04-07-2020

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Benitez: Three weeks since Roman talk

first_img He continued: “We were talking about football. In terms of football everything is fine. Since then I’ve had conversations with people close to him, not directly.” The subject of Benitez’s future was not raised on that occasion, yet it may be on the agenda should Chelsea fail to beat Wigan in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. The Spaniard was unable to say whether he will remain in the post until the end of the season. “He (Abramovich) is not talking about this; he likes to talk about football,” Benitez said. “He was saying the team were fantastic in the first half, then the second half…he was talking about normal things.” Benitez refused to entertain questions over his future and insisted his focus was on Wigan, adding: “If you win, it’s fine. If you cannot, people start talking. I cannot talk about the future if my priority is the next game. I have a contract until the end of the season and we can be talking and talking, but all I can do is to win games. “My position is to concentrate on games and try to improve the performance of the team. We want to win. He (Abramovich) wants to win. That’s it. He wants to be in the top four, obviously. We know with a little bit of luck we will be in a much better position.” Benitez, who spent the first part of the international break at his family home on the Wirral, was adamant the uncertainty over his position was not unsettling. “My job is exactly the same,” he said. “I knew that I was signing six or seven months of contract. I’m not here to change things outside the pitch. I’m here to improve players, to do my best every day.” Press Association Benitez, appointed in November until the end of the season tasked with sealing Champions League qualification, spoke with Russian billionaire Abramovich following the defeat of Arsenal but in the four games since the Blues have failed to win. Whether the silent treatment indicates Abramovich is preparing to replace Benitez after three wins in 10 matches is difficult to tell, but the oligarch is not renowned for his patience. Benitez did confirm, at least, that Abramovich was content following the win over the Gunners, saying: “The Arsenal game was the last conversation we had. That was 20 days ago – we were doing really well. He was very happy.” center_img Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has revealed he last spoke to owner Roman Abramovich almost three weeks ago.last_img read more

Pardew wary of outside influences

first_img “We’re damned by TV at times. It is what it is,” said Pardew, who was speaking before the FA’s ruling on Jedinak. “That’s the point I’m trying to make, like our televised game against West Ham. “The punditry seems to be having a greater and greater effect on the decision process at the FA. “That’s a little bit worrying. I hope you’re governed by the FA, not by what people are saying on the TV.” It is not the first time this season television pundits have come under scrutiny after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho accused Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp of being overly-critical of Diego Costa in January. Referees have been heavily criticised in recent weeks but Pardew insists that overall, officials do an excellent job in this country. “You have to put it into context – the standard of refereeing in England is great,” Pardew said. “That’s overlooked at times. Like all things it’s little waves of periods where something happens and things get highlighted. Press Association Palace captain Mile Jedinak is set to face a four-match ban after he was charged by the FA with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham’s Diafra Sakho on Saturday. The Eagles’ 3-1 victory at Upton Park was televised on BT Sport and Pardew believes the extra media spotlight can be a decisive factor in whether retrospective action is taken. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the Football Association not to be swayed by television pundits when it comes to making disciplinary decisions. “It’s a very difficult situation they’re in. When they get incidents wrong and get relegated, I’m not so sure that’s a great idea. “We all make poor decisions and get things wrong. I don’t see missing a week is a good thing.” Pardew added: “What I’ve been saying for the last four years, and what I say every year at the referees’ meeting, is that we should have professional assistants. “I think that will happen. I hope so. The level of game we’re talking about and the incidents we’re having, the fact we haven’t got professional assistants makes it ridiculous to me.” Palace face a trip to Southampton on Tuesday, hoping to extend an eight-point gap above the relegation zone. Saints meanwhile will be desperate to resurrect their challenge for the top four, having won just once in their last five league matches. “It’s sometimes not about personnel, it can be about form and momentum, it can drift away from you,” Pardew said. “They’ll want to get it back and a win will do that – any win, and that’s what they’ll want against us. “It’s hard to sustain a 38-game programme in the Premier League without having periods where it becomes difficult. “Southampton are finding that but they’ll navigate their way through it.” last_img read more

Usain Bolt on Carl Lewis tweet: I will never complain about everything

first_imgIT’S been almost 12 years since Carl Lewis publicly questioned the legitimacy of Usain Bolt’s record-setting performances at the Beijing Olympics in a sport “that has the reputation it has right now”.It’s been almost eight years since Bolt said of Lewis, “Nobody really remembers who he is.”It’s been six years since Lewis reportedly said, “He needs to back up now and maybe respect me a little bit more.”More recently, Lewis tweeted on May 4, “It’s time we have an honest conversation about the future of our sport. The present financial model is unsustainable.The global pandemic has changed the future of sport forever. We need to discuss the federations and the number of athletes competing.” The tweet was followed by a link to a Financial Times article on the financial impact of a delayed Tokyo Olympics on World Athletics.In a Gazzetta dello Sport interview published Friday, Bolt was asked to comment on the first sentence of Lewis’ tweet, noting Lewis has often questioned aspects of today’s track and field.Bolt, in response, said that in retirement he will never become one who complains about everything and makes comparisons with the past, according to a Google Translated version of the Q&A. All sports must evolve with the changing times.Bolt has expressed opinions on sprinting since his 2017 retirement – notably, on the dearth of young, male Jamaican prospects.“I’ve walked away from the sport, and no one is there to pick it up, pick up the pieces, keep the level,” Bolt said last summer. “It’s embarrassing for the country.Every time I see people, they say come back. We need you. But you have so much talent in Jamaica.”“I don’t think it is going to get any better because I think these youngsters are a little bit spoiled,” Bolt added then, according to Reuters.(NBC Sports)last_img read more

Dino Babers named Syracuse football’s next head coach

first_img Related Stories 5 quick facts about new Syracuse football head coach Dino BabersA look at the last 4 Syracuse football head coaches before Dino BabersPoll: Is Dino Babers the right football coach for Syracuse?Storify: Social media reacts to Dino Babers being hired as Syracuse’s next football coach Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Dec. 5, 2015 at 1:43 p.m.Dino Babers will be Syracuse’s next head football coach, the university announced Saturday. Babers comes from Bowling Green, where he served in the same role for the last two years.He replaces Scott Shafer, who was fired Nov. 23. The 54-year-old Babers coached under Art Briles at Baylor and he’s implemented parts of the Bears’ high-octane offense at Bowling Green. Falcons quarterback Matt Johnson led the FBS in regular-season passing yards with 4,465 under Babers’ direction.“There were many coaching opportunities out there but none more attractive or exciting than this one. I’ve always admired Syracuse Football’s scrappy demeanor, grit, and winning mentality, but what attracted me to this position even more is the University’s intense focus on preparing its student-athletes for a lifetime of success,” Babers said in an SU Athletics release. “This is an incredible opportunity and one I am thrilled to have been offered.”Babers first broke into coaching in 1984 as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Hawaii. He’s held 15 jobs since then, including separate gigs at seven different Power 5 conference schools. Before becoming the head coach at Bowling Green, Babers guided current New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at Eastern Illinois.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the week, he shut down reports that he was taking the Central Florida head coaching job. He said he wasn’t going anywhere and that he was focused on Friday night’s Mid-American Conference championship game against Northern Illinois. He did admit his mindset toward other jobs would change after Friday’s game, which ended up being a 34-14 win for Bowling Green.Syracuse’s offense put up almost 28 points per game this season under offensive coordinator Tim Lester. Babers brings an enticing offensive background to a team who showed promise with a freshman and a walk-on under center for the vast majority of the season.“We wanted a leader who had a proven track record and a strong commitment to student welfare,” SU Director of Athletics Mark Coyle said in the release. “Dino’s background as a former student-athlete combined with his head coaching experience, and dynamic offensive mind make him a great fit for our program.”Babers’ introductory press conference will be Monday at 10 a.m. Commentscenter_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 11:43 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

West Indies Defeat Ireland in First ODI of Three-Match Series

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies defeated the visiting Ireland team in the first One Day International (ODI) at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday, January 7. After dismissing Ireland for just 180 in 47 overs, the West Indies reached their target with 100 balls and five wickets to spare.WI opening batsman, Trinidadian Evin Lewis just failed to reach a century as his undefeated 99 helped West Indies to cruise to the five-wicket win. The 28-year-old left-hander made his runs off 99 balls with 13 boundaries and two sixes.For Lewis, it was his eighth ODI half-century but he made a gallant attempt to go to what would have been a third century.With the scores level, he launched Barry McCarthy over extra cover but his hopes of a six to end the game in style fell just inches short.Off-spinner Simi Singh was the only Ireland bowler to complete his 10 overs, finishing with 2 wickets for 44 runs.West Indies and Antiguan fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who was named man-of-the-match took four of Ireland’s wickets.   Wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker was Ireland’s top scorer with 31 as the tourists collapsed following a solid start.Joseph dismissed opening pair Paul Stirling (15) and debutant Gareth Delaney (19) as well as the dangerous Kevin O’Brien for just four as Ireland slumped from 51-1 to 88-6.The three-match ODI series continues at the same venue on January 9 and concludes in Grenada on January 12.last_img read more