England picked up four late wickets with the second new ball to turn the first Test against West Indies in their favour, leaving the hosts reeling at 264 for eight at stumps on the first day in Barbados on Wednesday.James Anderson tore through West Indies’ middle order in a devastating late spell, while Ben Stokes chimed in to claim tailender Kemar Roach for a duck with the final ball of the day at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.While England selected two spinners in Mooen Ali and Adil Rashid, raising eyebrows by leaving out Stuart Broad, it was Stokes and Anderson who did the damage.Stokes collected two scalps with the old ball, before Anderson struck three times with stumps looming.The veteran first had Roston Chase caught at first slip for 54, before Shane Dowrich (0) spooned a catch to second slip.Anderson then snaffled all-rounder Jason Holder caught-and-bowled for five as the large contingent of English fans in the crowd finally found their collective voice.Anderson finished the day with 4-33 off 24 miserly overs, including 12 maidens, while Stokes had 3-47.Anderson’s excellent harvest was a welcome change from a barren visit to Sri Lanka, where he took one wicket in two Tests.”I’ve always enjoyed the challenge away from home but it’s often been difficult to get to grips with conditions,” he said in quotes published by the Guardian newspaper.”I guess it’s getting to know my game and getting my skills and confidence up.”Now I feel I can bowl on most pitches, though you could probably take Sri Lanka out of that.advertisement”Tours like that make you appreciate when there’s a bit of something for you. There was a bit of swing here even though the wicket was pretty flat.”While it was a promising day for the hosts until the final hour, they could pay the price for the inability of any of their top order to convert good starts into big scores.Five of their batsmen made at least 40, but none reached 60.Openers John Campbell (44) and Kraigg Brathwaite (40) got the innings underway before Shai Hope (57) and Chase (54) managed half-centuries, while Shimron Hetmyer was 56 not out.West Indies could have been in an even more dire situation had not Hetmyer been let off on three when dropped at extra cover by Jos Buttler.The 22-year-old was then rarely troubled again as he took to the England attack, before the visitors’ dragged themselves back in the final hour.Also Read | West Indies vs England, 1st Test Day 1 Bridgetown | As it happened
zoomImage Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Young COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian), a tanker shipping branch of China COSCO Shipping, has taken delivery of two newbuilds this week.On September 17, the 72,000 dwt Mt Lian Shan Hu was delivered and christened at the terminal of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.The vessel is the fourth in the series of wide-body, energy-saving LR1 oil tankers, tailored by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian). The ship is flagged in Hong Kong and boasts a LOA of 220 metres, a moulded breadth of 36 metres, moulded depth of 20 metres, and its endurance exceeds 18,000 nautical miles.On the following day, a very large crude carrier named Mt Cosnew Lake was christened and delivered at the same facility.The 319,000 dwt VLCC features anti-sand patent design and the latest energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technologies, the company said.With a LOA of 332.5 metres, a moulded breadth of 60 metres, a dwt of 319,000, and a draught of 20.5 meters, the vessel can carry 2,500 barrels of crude oil via the Straits of Malacca.The tanker shipping company owns and operates a fleet of over 40 oil tankers and LPG ships, and is set to reach nearly 9 million in fleet capacity by the end of 2018. The company is targeting 12 million dwt capacity.Image Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Young
The eighth annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to release its 2015 program of events.Set for October 15 – 18, 100% of the net proceeds from more than 100 events taking place throughout New York City benefit Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry.To date, the Festival has raised more than $8.5 million to help fight hunger with the nation’s leading hunger-relief organizations.“We are excited to unveil our 2015 event line-up, which includes the return of Festival fan favorite events and a variety of new experiences for our passionate attendees,” said Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications and National Events for Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. “Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to see their favorite chefs and culinary personalities, including both veteran and new faces from Food Network & Cooking Channel, plus interact with leading winemakers and spirits producers from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio.”Mark the calendar: The Festival’s MasterCard exclusive presale runs June 8 – 21 online at nycwff.org or by calling 866.969.2933. Use a MasterCard to purchase tickets before they’re available to the public on June 22 and select exclusive MasterCard cardholder options like the MasterCard Priceless Fast Pass, MasterCard Priceless Preview, MasterCard Priceless Demo Pass, and more.The Festival’s culinary campus at Piers 92 & 94 will once again serve as the central hub for gourmands throughout the weekend. Pier 94 remains the centerpiece for the Festival’s 135,000-sq.ft. tasting compound Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard. Here, guests will sip, savor and sample their way through offerings from New York City’s best restaurants and the finest wines and spirits in the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio. After its successful debut last year, guests will again have the opportunity to upgrade their tasting experience by adding on access to the Wine GEMS Collection Room presented by Wine Spectator.Pier 92 continues to host a parade of signature events that anchor the Festival each evening, starting with Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian Feast presented by Ronzoni featuring New York City’s best trattorias, slice-slingers and meatball shops.The next evening will feature Festival fan favorite Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, which gets a twist this year with the inaugural “Smack Down” of the best mac and cheese dishes from participating chefs.On Saturday, October 17 Pier 92 will see the return of Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate hosted by Joe Namath and Mario Batali, plus the introduction of new event The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown presented by Cocktail Kingdom hosted by Emeril Lagasse. The Festival will closeout with a celebration of the life and legacy of acclaimed food writer and longtime Festival friend Josh Ozersky at Meatopia hosted by Michael Symon. Carefully curated by the late carnivore community’s fearless leader himself, Ozersky’s vision for the world’s greatest meat festival will live on with the country’s greatest chefs serving up their best creations.The Festival continues to bring renowned chefs from all over the world together with top winemakers and spirits producers for more intimate experiences offered as part of the Bank of America Dinner Series. A sampling of participating luminaries include Rainer Becker (ZUMA, United Kingdom), José Enrique (José Enrique, Puerto Rico), Leonor Espinosa (Leo Cocina y Cava, Colombia), Sebastiano Lombardi (Hotel Il Pellicano, Italy), Virgilio Martinez (Central, Peru), Jordi Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Spain), and national treasures like Lidia Bastianich, David Bouley, Gerard Craft, Charles Phan, Bill Telepan, Alice Waters, and many more.New events in 2015 include unique walk-around tastings such as Brunch @ Bobby’s hosted by Bobby Flay, the preeminent master of brunch himself, Sweet Masquerade hosted by Dominque Ansel and Pecko Zantilaveevan, Veg Out with Hungryroot hosted by Haylie Duff, Top Dog – A NY Hot Dog Competition hosted by Andrew Zimmern, Cavier, Champagne and Cocktails at The Wayfarer, Pigs n’ Pints hosted by Robert Irvine at the Festival’s headquarter hotel Hudson New York, Celebrity Cruises Ramen Party hosted by Chrissy Teigen and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt presented by Serious Eats, Midnight Jazz Breakfast hosted by Rev Run and Justine Simmons, and panels like Eating Stories hosted by Mario Batali and Mary Giuliani, plus much more.Festival staple events like Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Tacos & Tequila hosted by Aarón Sánchez, Thrillist’s Barbecue & The Blues hosted by Adam Richman, Rachael Ray’s Feedback: Chefs and Cocktails, Rock & Roll Sushi hosted by Masaharu Morimoto, Stacked: Sandwiches and Sides hosted by Tiffani Thiessen, The Lobster Place presents Oyster Bash hosted by Anne Burrell, and Best Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by the Cast of Chopped will return with new faces to serve up their best creations. More educational and hands-on seminars return with master classes at the Institute of Culinary Education, Pairing Seminars hosted by FOOD & WINE, and Anolon Cookware’s Artisanal Cooking Series at Home Studios.Use a MasterCard during the exclusive presale beginning June 8 at 9:00 AM EDT online at nycwff.org or by calling 866.969.2933 (phone sales open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT). General ticket sales begin on Monday, June 22.