…Devon Smith completed twin centuries for Volcanoes GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.Resuming the final day of the seventh round encounter at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground requiring three wickets for victory with the visitors needing an improbable 197 runs, Volcanoes dismissed Scorpions for 279 in their second innings.They were inspired by seamer Kyle Mayers who added two of the three wickets to fall to his tally, to end with five for 92 while speedster Delorn Johnson picked up two for 71.Volcanoes were held up by Fabien Allen who hit 42 and Odean Smith, 41, as the pair put on 54 for the ninth wicket but once the pair were separated, the last two wickets fell in successive overs with the total on 279.On 201 for seven at the start of the evening, Allen and Damion Jacobs (7) added 33 for the eighth wicket before Mayers struck the first blow of the day by removing Jacobs.Allen then hit three fours in a 64-ball innings while Smith blasted seven fours and a six in a 30-ball cameo, to frustrate Volcanoes.However, Mayers trapped Smith lbw and pacer Sherman Lewis bowled Allen in the next over to quickly wrap up the innings.Meanehile, veteran left-hander Smith had earlier completed his fifth century of the season and second of the match, to extend his phehomenonal run of heavy scoring.The 36-year-old, beginning Saturday’s penultimate day on 75, stroked 154 as Volcanoes converted their overnight 142 for three into 283.Following up on his first innings 107 not out, Smith faced 280 balls and struck 13 fours, becoming the first batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Windies first-class match twice in the modern era.Further, he has now amassed 873 runs, eaving him 195 short of the record aggregate in a single season set by former Windies left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, eight years ago.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 226-9 decl.Scorpions 1st Innings 112-9 decl.Volcanoes 2nd Innings 283Scorpions 2nd Innings (target: 398 runs)(overnight 201 for seven)J Campbell c wkp DD Smith b Johnson 14T Griffith run out 25O Williams lbw b Johnson 0B King b Mayers 88*P Palmer c DS Smith b Mayers 46F Allen b Lewis 42+A Thomas b Theophile 1D Green lbw b Mayers 2D Jacobs c Theophile b Mayers 7O Smith lbw b Mayers 41C Lamont not out 0Extras (b2, lb8, nb3) 13TOTAL (all out, 64.2 overs) 279Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-65, 4-180, 5-187, 6-188, 7-191, 8-225, 9-279, 10-279.Bowling: Lewis 12.2-0-68-1, Johnson 14-1-71-2, Dember 4-0-14-0, Mayers 23-1-92-5, Theophile 11-2-24-1.
Indians’ Trevor Bauer will be fined for throwing ball over center-field wall, report says Frustration boiling over, Trevor Bauer’s temper got the best of him as he exited the game against the Royals. pic.twitter.com/yDUiKWoCpr— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 28, 2019“There’s no place for it in the game,” Bauer told reporters (via Cleveland.com). “I’m happy it didn’t result in any physical injury for anybody else. I realize I put people in danger. … I’m an intense competitor. That fire is what drives me. (Sunday), it completely consumed me and took over.”The Yankees, Padres, Phillies and Angels, among others, are also reportedly interested in Bauer. MLB trade rumors: Astros ‘working hard to acquire’ Mets starter Zack Wheeler “We can win a seven-game series against any playoff team right now,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said last week, via the Houston Chronicle. “That doesn’t mean there’s not going to be an opportunity that presents itself to bring in another starter who could be a playoff rotation starter. We’re looking at them.”Cleveland, meanwhile, entered play Tuesday leading the American League wild-card race with a 62-43 record. But, the team has yet to decide whether to buy or sell before the July 31 trade deadline, according to ESPN.The Indians continue to evaluate possible trade scenarios involving Trevor Bauer. Haven’t made a hard buy/sell decision either way.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2019Bauer, who is under team control through the 2020 season, holds a 9-8 record with a 3.79 ERA in 24 starts this year.Bauer, however, was at the center of controversy last weekend after he threw a ball over the center-field fence when manager Terry Francona came to remove him from the game. Bauer apologized for the incident, which some have speculated could hurt his trade value. MLB trade rumors: At least 6 teams still interested in Robbie Ray The Astros continue to pursue pitching.Houston has had “recent communication” with the Indians about a potential deal for Trevor Bauer, according to a report from MLB Network, which cites unidentified league sources. Sources: #Indians, #Astros have had recent communication about possible Trevor Bauer trade. The extent of progress in talks is unclear. Houston is pursuing multiple starting pitchers, with hopes of landing one. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2019The Astros are expected to come away with at least one starter before the July 31 trade deadline, according to USA Today, and they’ve also been linked to Zack Wheeler and Madison Bumgarner.Houston entered play Tuesday leading the American League West with a 68-39 record. However, they lack depth in their rotation behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley. Related News read more
by, Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.orgTweetShareShareEmail0 SharesDownload a copy of the poster here: Tribes of Eden Event in BaltimoreBALTIMORE – August 31 2012 — William H. Thomas, a Harvard-trained physician, award-winning social activist, visionary eldercare reformer, mixed-power farmer, musician, playwright and author, brings his vision for a new old age to Baltimore with a public reading of his new novel Tribes of Eden, hosted by GEDCO at Stadium Place Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m.Tribes of Eden uses a post-apocalyptic scenario to show how trust, community and wisdom can overcome even the most tyrannical power and repair a broken world.Thomas said the novel is inspired by his life’s work as a self-proclaimed “nursing home abolitionist” seeking to change the way society views aging. Thomas is founder of The Eden Alternative, a global nonprofit focused on transforming nursing homes into elder-centered communities, and The Green House Project, a revolutionary model to replace institutional nursing homes with smaller, 10-12 person homes. GEDCO’s Stadium Place is home to Maryland’s first Green House Project residence.The reading is open to the public in the Ednor Apartments II at Stadium Place, 1050 E. 33rd St. — seating is limited, please RSVP by contacting Ted Gross ([email protected]; 410-243-0188).“Tribes of Eden is a classic thriller and coming-of-age story that people of all ages can enjoy,” said Thomas. “But the story is inspired by and dedicated to the real tribes of Eden, the thousands of people worldwide who believe that elders deserve a place at the heart of society and the opportunity for continued growth throughout life.”Tribes of Eden, the sequel to Thomas’ 1999 title In the Arms of Elders, is set in the near future after the collapse of society. It follows a mother and her two children as they find refuge in an isolated community hidden from “The GRID,” a totalitarian power that restored order with an iron fist. As The GRID’s virtual new world order begins to threaten the community, a young girl must lead an alliance of the young and old to restore humanity.Thomas said the novel introduces a new vision of old age that he hopes will counter what he sees as widespread ageism in our society that has been detrimental to efforts to improve the care of older adults.“As a culture, we fear, loathe and deny the realities of aging,” Thomas said. “We worship youth and blind ourselves to the plight of millions of people who are institutionalized against their will in nursing homes for the sole crime of frailty.”For two decades, Thomas has been a leader in an international movement to de-institutionalize nursing homes through The Eden Alternative, a philosophy to create long term care environments that provide a “pathway to a life worth living” by promoting relationships and meaningful interactions. Over 27,000 caregivers have been trained in the Eden Alternative philosophy and 200 nursing homes have adopted its practices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, including Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center in Baltimore.The Green House Project model is based on the Eden philosophy, and more than 100 Green House Project homes have opened in 27 states. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has invested more than $15 million to replicate the model in all 50 states. Located on the grounds of Baltimore’s old Memorial Stadium, Maryland’s first Green House was built and thrives in the heart of the community its elders come from. It is integrated into a larger mixed-income urban retirement community operated by the nonprofit GEDCO that currently includes four apartment buildings for low and moderate-income seniors, a YMCA facility, Memorial Field at the Y, ThanksGiving Place and a community-built playground.Despite the success of The Eden Alternative and Green House, Thomas argues that “culture change” in long term care is not spreading fast enough to the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes.“We have more nursing homes in the U.S. than Starbucks coffee shops,” Thomas said. “Nursing homes exist in every community, but they are a part of no community. When we reject old age we reject our elders.”Thomas said he used a post-apocalyptic scenario to create a dystopian environment in which everyone is stripped of safety, security and independence and put into the power of an authoritarian regime.“In other words, they experience what it’s like to be placed in a nursing home against their will,” he said.Storytelling has been an integral part of Thomas’ work since founding The Eden Alternative in 1991. He is author five previous books and two plays, the latest of which, “The Play Not There,” debuts at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis June 8, 2012.“I’ve found storytelling to be one of the most powerful tools in changing the culture of long term care,” said Thomas, who runs a popular blog on aging at ChangingAging.org. “It has long been my goal to tap into that power to change the broader culture of aging in our society.”Thomas’ publishing company, Sana Publications, has dedicated all proceeds from the novel to The Eden Alternative global non-profit to support education, innovation and development of new models of “person-centered care” that put the needs of people before the needs of institutions. Related PostsSyracuse Book Fair Features Post-Apocalyptic Tribes of EdenLocal author William H. Thomas, a Harvard-trained physician, award-winning social activist, visionary eldercare reformer, mixed-power farmer, musician, and playwright, brings his vision for a new old age in a public reading and signing of his new book Tribes of Eden at the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Book Fair July 28.Read the May 24 ChangingAging Blogstream RoundupThe ChangingAging Weekly Blogstream Roundup is now posted online. Please click here to read, comment and share this week’s top stories on the culture, politics and news of aging.Tribes of Eden Is HereHave you ever wonder what would happen if the economy actually did collapse? If the grocery shelves went bare for good and the pumps dried up, how long before society unraveled? In his gripping debut novel Tribes of Eden, published April 2, William H. Thomas envisions a world ravished not…TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: gedco green house project The Eden Alternative tribes of eden read more