Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) — Kidney stones, malaria, Lyme disease, depression and respiratory illness all may increase with global warming, researchers at Harvard Medical School said.Climate change from the burning of fossil fuels will add to risks to public health, said Paul Epstein, associate director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in Boston. The center and groups led by the American Medical Association are presenting data at a briefing today in Washington as a call for action to curb emissions…Read more here (Bloomberg)
Darren Criss Kristin Chenoweth Criss also dished about the show’s upcoming special two-part 100th episode, which will see the return of a slew of favorite characters, including Kristin Chenoweth’s April Rhodes, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly Holiday, Dianna Agron’s Quinn Fabray, Amber Riley’s Mercedes Jones and more. “We had a great dance rehearsal last week and it was the first time I’d been in the same room as all those people. It was great.” View Comments When word got out that FOX’s hit musical dramedy Glee was moving to the Big Apple for the rest of the fifth season, the only thought that popped into our heads was, “So that means more Darren Criss in NYC, right?” Call us biased, but the City That Never Sleeps should just be nicknamed The City That Needs More Criss. Luckily, our favorite heartthrob opened up about what’s in store for Glee fans, what his long-in-the-works album will sound like and, most importantly, if he’s going to come back to Broadway. Criss told TheBacklot.com that he hopes his Glee co-star Lea Michele’s upcoming debut album Louder is a smash hit because he thinks she’s “a superstar.” As for his own debut album? “Mine will be a little different, it’s a different process,” he said. “I’m the nerdy rock musician who wants to make my nerdy rock and roll so I don’t know if it will be the same fanfare, but I’d like to finish it.” Yet, the How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying alum miiiight just have another plan for 2014… “Or do another stage show or do a movie. I’ll take whatever they give me.” WE’LL GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU WANT. In an interview with TheBacklot.com, Criss said he’d “love” to shoot Glee in NYC and that he thinks the upcoming move will make a lot of sense for most of the characters—especially for Blaine and Kurt (Chris Colfer). “For Blaine, if he moves to New York…I would assume they’re going to live together,” he said. “Call me crazy, but when you get engaged to somebody usually that’s a good idea. So that will present a whole new structure to their relationship.” Star Files Lea Michele
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ron ShevlinIn an article titled To Restore Trust in Banks, Build Ethics into Business Decisions in American Banker, the authors wrote:“If a bank decides to have a formally designated individual (i.e., Chief Ethics Officer) with principal ethics responsibility, what steps should it consider to make the role effective? Such an executive could update and promulgate the company’s ethics policy and be responsible for training employees about their ethical responsibilities. He or she could help to illuminate decisions about what is “right or wrong,” even where there may be a legal argument to justify an institution’s proposed products, pricing or conduct. He or she also could be the senior officer to whom whistleblower complaints would be directed. The ethics officer might also be charged with identifying and investigating wrongdoing involving individual conduct to help ensure that the institution’s ethical culture is grounded in ethical behavior and not simply an abstract policy. In addition, he or she could be an advisor on products, services and programs, evaluating them in the light of fairness to their intended users.”In many of these potential roles and responsibilities, there’s a strong whiff of “after-the-fact-ness,” meaning that the involvement of this chief ethics officer would come after some potentially unethical behavior was committed (with the exception of the training role).A better solution would prevent unethical behavior (although, if you read my prior post on financial education, you might guess that I don’t think ethics education would be particularly successful). And, in fact, not only is that implied by the title of the AB article, but the authors write:“One alternative or supplement to appointing a single officer to champion ethics is to require that bank decision processes explicitly incorporate ethics—whether the bank “should” as opposed to whether it “can”—into major decisions on products, programs and business initiatives. Especially given the subjective nature of ethical requirements, making ethics decisions part of a process that will incorporate the views of multiple executives may assist in capturing a broader corporate consensus.”
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you ever receive business emails containing emojis or emoticons, and wonder whether the use of these friendly things is professional, or not? Some recent research sheds light on this light-hearted subject.Staffing firm OfficeTeam set out to learn what senior managers thought of the use of emojis or emoticons in a work context.In a survey, nearly four in 10 (39 percent) senior managers said it’s unprofessional to include emojis or emoticons in work communications.However, 61% stated it’s OK, at least in “certain situations.”For instance, 21% agreed that the smiley face was fun and 40% thought that the OK hand sign is fine in certain situations.But 39% said that the “thumbs down” is clearly unprofessionalWorkers were divided as well, with 19% saying they use emojis or emoticons all the time, but 33% saying they never use them. continue reading »
Pension funds could be exempt from appointing a depository under the latest, and final, revision of the IORP Directive before negotiations with the European Parliament get underway.The fourth compromise draft drawn up during Italy’s presidency of the Council of the EU also sees a streamlining of recommendations for the Pension Benefit Statement (PBS), and relaxes wording on requirements for the management of the funds to be “fit and proper”.First published on 21 November, the draft was on 28 November endorsed as the compromise to be used during negotiations with the European Parliament.The Latvian government, which will assume the rotating council presidency for the first six months of 2015, will begin negotiations next year, with the aim of passing the revised Directive after its first reading in Parliament. In the negotiating mandate, the council said four key issues – the PBS, the risk-evaluation for pensions framework, regulating for the use of a depository and refining cross-border requirements – had been addressed.The presidency was therefore confident the draft represented a balanced approach able to obtain the support of a “vast qualified majority”.The draft upon which negotiations will be based has relaxed requirements for the appointment of a depository, stating that it would be up to individual member states to account for the “nature, scale and complexity” of schemes when deciding whether they will need to appoint anyone.Other revisions that will please the UK market include changes for “fit and proper management” of IORPs, as earlier wording requiring all people involved in the institutions to possess professional qualifications were seen to rule out the use of lay trustees.Instead, the revised draft requires the scheme’s governing body as a whole to have the requisite experience, and ensure that “qualifications, knowledge and experience are collectively adequate”.A key change is the reinsertion of IORPs as a “pension institution with a social purpose”, distancing the Directive from earlier wording that regarded pension funds as financial service providers.The concerns revolve around the IORPs’ often unique anchoring in social and labour law, with services mandated after agreement with social partners, rather than classing the provision as a financial product on par with that offered by insurers.Finally, the draft continues to see the prescription surrounding the PBS reduced, with only two of the initial eight articles on the statement remaining within the Directive.An earlier compromise text saw the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority stripped of its responsibility for drafting the risk-evaluation for pensions guidelines.Correction: The article initially stated that the latest draft continued to refer to IORPs as ‘financial service providers’. However, this was a reference removed from the second draft published by the Council of the EU on 28 November. Instead, mention of IORPs as ‘pension institutions with a social purpose’ was once again included.
LocalNews “Still fragile at 33” by: Swinburne Lestrade by: – November 7, 2011 “Wolfgang and a Texas soldier of fortune – type named Mike Perdue had once organized a military coup on the island of Dominica, a country probably best known today as the setting for Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean films. On November 3rd 1978, Dominica became the western hemisphere’s 30th nation. At the Independence Day ceremony in Roseau, the capital city, Prime Minister Patrick John, the opposition leader Eugenia Charles and Princess Margaret watched as the Union Jack was lowered and the flag of Dominica was raised, a circle of stars surrounding a Sisserou parrot. Centuries of French and British colonial rule were over, but Dominica’s troubles were only just beginning.” This is taken from the Prologue to Stewart Bell’s remarkably well researched book, Bayou of Pigs. Of course the troubles to which he was referring were of a political kind, involving a crackpot bunch of mercenaries intent on making money for themselves in a Rambo-like invasion of our island. In the words of one of the organizers of the invasion: “Imagine what you could do if you owned your own country”. And of course that attempted invasion had considerable local complicity.Difficulties there have been aplenty since that historic day in 1978; indeed since the beginning of time. Buffeted by winds and other forces of nature; by the vicissitudes of an enveloping global economic environment; or self-inflicted by national economic management that was sometimes ill-advised or merely innocent as we sought to learn the ropes of national economic responsibility in our young post-independence era, our national economy continues to be severely challenged to produce the goods. When Prime Minister Skerrit said, “Dominica is a difficult place to manage”, no greater truth was being spoken, as successive governments would all agree. Reflecting on the last days of September you wonder if Mother Nature has made a conscious decision to rain disasters on the Nature Isle. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Golding has had cause to rue the reality of governing in a small, fiscally challenged State: “One of the problems that this Government has had to contend with is that we have had to be prioritising among priorities”. It is said of John Adams, one of the heroes of American Independence that: “No man in Congress had a clearer idea of what independence would entail: the risks, obligations, and burdens that it would impose on Americans” . If we did not know at the time, we have certainly come to appreciate the challenges of independence.Dominica may be among the most generally challenged of Caribbean states. Agriculture is struggling to re-assert its place in the economic landscape; and tourism to establish its place. In these and other areas our country simply has to do better. Strong leadership at all levels in all sectors is an essential pre-requisite going forward. Let there be a clear consensual strategy looking ahead to our country’s 40th anniversary of Independence.What it takes is to build on the good things that are happening, and there are some. Our historically infrastructurally challenged country has been receiving a large boost in recent years. All governments have added to the country’s infrastructure bank. However one perceives now a clearer understanding of the economic and productivity value of the physical infrastructure and an implicit understanding of the critical importance of the imperative of operating on a lever that is a critical pre-requisite to increased productivity, investment attraction and economic growth. And we forgive the ignorance of those who decry the apparent emphasis on the physical infrastructure. Nor do I perceive this emphasis to be exclusive of paying due attention to the country’s other economic and social imperatives. It would be nice … to have more national discussion on these types of issues. To hear of alternative strategies, policies and programmes that might better serve our national needs and circumstances. Our miniscule island requires discussion and consensus-forging and it behooves all to participate intelligently in this debate. Most of all it behooves the Opposition to be a part of this process and not to hide their alternatives under a bushel. Let them be put on the table and subjected to the same type of scrutiny as are the government’s policies and programmes. This would make for a much healthier and more participatory democracy. In the United Kingdom an Opposition Spokesman announced that if elected to office they would not reverse the public sector cuts imposed by the Government: “The Shadow Cabinet has been banned by Ed Balls from promising to reverse any of the Coalition Government’s spending cuts as part of Labour’s attempt to regain credibility on the economy.”This was in the UK. Nearer home in Jamaica the Opposition Party has launched a major JEEP debate with its coherent policy statement on its Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, itself part of a wider-ranging comprehensive statement on a Progressive Agenda for Jamaica. It was what the Opposition Leader called her “national call to action”. That was Jamaica.In Dominica there is this: “We are making a point” – James on UWP’s boycott of Parliament; and that: Parliament opens… and Opposition walks in, then walks out; UWP to stage ‘People’s Assembly’ under Financial Center next week. And then of course there is Boots on the Ground! No problem. But what else is on offer by way of plans, policies and programmes to respond to the considerable challenges that our micro-state faces in these tough times? Surely the “opposition forces” have (or can access) the intellectual muscle required to think through the issues, articulate positions and contribute to substantive national debate. Or is this too much to ask when not even a manifesto was forthcoming the last time around? As we commemorate 33, and even as there are “patriots” who are protecting our democracy, we can be proud of having preserved our democratic traditions. Our media bombard our ears with nagging 24/7 constancy; all kinds of groups abound unfettered; the “nattering nabobs of negativism” are also always with us; people’s parliaments populate the landscape; the grossest disrespect is shown to the country’s Head of Government; calypsos are still as much “art form” as political cannon; all the country’s institutions, (including the State’s Presidency), are under uninhibited attack from certain very vocal quarters; even a State Malice banner is allowed to hang undisturbed right at the entrance to the country’s State House. Long live our democracy! Edison James wants to amend the country’s Constitution to make for even greater democracy: “And so I say that the Constitution that we have must be reviewed, must be renewed, and must be revised.” Hélas!Speaking about congressmen of the newly independent America, George Washington bemoaned, back in 1778, that “party disputes and personal quarrels are the great business of the day whilst the momentous concerns of empire … are but secondary considerations”, and that “business of a trifling nature and personal concernment withdraws their attention from matters of great national moment”. Like poverty, one supposes, such behaviour will always be with us.“Independence has not failed Jamaica”, says former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga; “it is Jamaicans who have failed Independence …” , and Opposition Leader Portia Miller reminds Jamaicans that Independence is a state of mind. What is our state of mind as we contemplate our 33 years of Independence? Going forward, our 33-year old is still fragile; still requires nurturing; still requires support from family and friends, local and international. The Government has to continue to do the good things it has been doing. It needs to do certain things better. The fiscal will continue to be a challenge. Thankfully the Government appears committed to pursuing the path of prudence. Government has to guard against complacency in its various manifestations. They also have to watch the pennies.Another hero of American independence, George Washington, would rail against wastage on his plantation – against “waste of time, waste of supplies, waste of money”. The Government system may need to heed this advice.The Opposition also needs to put its shoulders to the wheel. They are the country’s alternative government, or don’t they believe it? They need to be challenging the Government to do right by the country – on issues of ethics and corruption, by all means; but also on issues of economic and social development. Essentially they need to be apprising the public of their plans for growth and poverty reduction. This would be a great contribution to a thriving and dynamic democracy in our Nature Isle.We are not talking about slogans or pledges. A slogan is not a plan; and a “pledge” does not equate to a policy statement or a programme. Voters these days are smarter than that. An independent writer in the Jamaica Gleaner had this to say recently: “As part of the JLP’s 2007 campaign, Bruce Golding, leader of the then JLP Opposition, promised jobs, jobs, jobs. Frankly, the jobs he promised have not come to fruition. “At last things are changing. The public is no longer accepting promised programmes whose feasibility is suspect”. There is hope, I insist. Former Prime Minister Edison James is quoted as having said recently that he was willing to work with the Government: “Honorable Edison James has reaffirmed his commitment to work with the Dominica Labour Party government for the further development of his constituency.” It would be nice … if he had said this about the Nation and not just about Marigot. It’s a sniff; a sniff of a gift; but who knows? This may yet be our the Opposition’s great gift to the Nation on the occasion of its 33rd anniversary.As we begin our 34th year, perhaps we can look forward with hope to our working together to realise our potential as a nation. We are so small, it’s a shame to be so polarised. Such polarisation means, among other things, that at any point in time, only about one half, (or is it 34 per cent?), of your already limited high-level manpower resources are available to the Government, (though not to the nation). This is one of the tragedies of our political system. Working for the national good is the responsibility of everyone. Perhaps we can all yield time to our higher selves to allow for our playing a constructive role in building this still fragile nation. And while we are at it, let’s laugh at ourselves sometimes – some of us take ourselves way too seriously.___________________________________1.Stewart Bell, Bayou of Pigs, 2008.2.Swinburne Lestrade, (Editor), Continuing the Journey: Dominica’s Development Challenges and Responses Going Forward, 2010.3.Raymond Pryce, “Finding The Right Vehicle … And The Right Driver”, Jamaica Gleaner, 25th September 25, 2011.4.Edmund Morgan, The Meaning of Independence.5.Dominica News-On-Line.6.Jamaica Gleaner, 5th June 2011.7.Robert Buddan in Jamaica Gleaner, 7th August 2011.8.Ken Chaplin, “Jobs, jobs, jobs controversy”, Jamaica Gleaner, September 27, 20119. Dominica News-On-Line, 27th September 2011.This article was published in LINK Magazine’s Independence issue and republished with permission from Mr Swinburne Lestrade. Share Share Tweet Share 39 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 30) – Saturday night’s action at West Liberty Raceway included a full program of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing with the iWireless IMCA Late Models headlining the program.The main event took the green with Kyle Hinrichs taking the lead early and appearing to be on his way to the win. The 25-lapper went caution-free to the checkers as Chad Holladay chased down Hinrichs and made the winning pass on lap 21 on his way to his third consecutive West Liberty win. Kevin Kile made a late race pass of Hinrichs to take second.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modified feature belonged to veteran Brad Dubil. Dubil took the lead at the drop of the green and went on to lead all 20 laps in scoring his first win in several years at the West Liberty ½-mile. Dubil scored a very comfortable win over Larry Herring and Kurt Kile.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Dalton Simonsen advance from a fourth row start and go on to victory lane. Simonsen took the win over Cory VanZante and Jarrett Brown.The Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car main event was won by David Brandies. The 71 of Brandies shot out of the pack early and went on to score the win over Johnny Spaw.The action-packed US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature win went to Steve Struck in his new no. 24 Sport Compact. Struck took the win ahead of Cody VanDusen and Jason KlerkDerus.
Press Association Martinez said: “The two players have been true professionals and that is what I want. They are dedicated to the club. “Marouane Fellaini gave us the push we needed. We deserved to go through. The headlines should go about how well Stevenage played.” Everton dominated proceedings with Ross Barkley and debutant Gerard Deulofeu, on loan from Barcelona, impressing. They were caught against the run of play when Luke Freeman struck for Stevenage but Deulofeu replied with a superb individual effort. Everton squandered a host of chances to settle the tie in normal time and they were almost made to pay when boyhood Evertonian Greg Tansey forced Joel Robles into a fine injury-time save. Fellaini finally entered the fray, for Barkley, six minutes into extra time and his presence paid off in the 115th minute. Martinez said: “It was a typical cup tie. Stevenage were really really good, a well organised team. “The first goal is always important. The goal was a little bit of a mistake, a misunderstanding. “From that point on, I thought we were very good in two thirds, but in the final third we were at times naive. “At times we didn’t show enough sharpness. I couldn’t be happier in the manner we kept a good tempo.” Stevenage manager Graham Westley did not attend the post-match press conference. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has refused to comment on the latest round of speculation concerning key players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. A fresh report has claimed that Baines has told Everton he wishes to leave for Manchester United while it has also been suggested the Old Trafford club are lining up a £38million bid for him and Fellaini. Everton last week rejected a £28million joint offer for the duo from United as “derisory and insulting”. Speaking after watching Fellaini hit an extra-time winner against Stevenage in the Capital One Cup, Martinez said: “There are so many stories and I hope the authorities will look into it. “It is a circus when the transfer window is open and the games are going on. “If the competitive games weren’t going on I could sit with you here and talk about transfer targets. “At the moment I really feel for the game. We are concentrating on rumours too much. There is nothing to tell. If there is anything to tell we will tell our fans. “We are working to try to add a few new faces in the window but I hope the authorities will look into it and don’t allow this to happen again. “Next season will be even worse with the period of transfers and the games overlapping.” While Everton might be bracing themselves from a renewed approach from United, Martinez still has no doubt over the pair’s commitment. Both players were named on the bench against League One Stevenage, and while Baines did not feature in the 2-1 second-round win at Goodison Park, both received good ovations.
Two of the Premier League’s most charismatic managers did not disappoint as they chose to deviate from normal touchline gear. Slaven Bilic took his seat on the West Ham bench at Newcastle with a beanie hat pulled tight over his head, while Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp kept his neck warm with a club snood against Manchester United on Sunday. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend came at Stoke on Sunday evening. The Potters – once well known for their old-fashioned approach to the game – showed just how far they have come since the Tony Pulis days by sending out four players with gloves on, whereas Pulis’ influence saw West Brom brave the cold weather as one of four clubs without a glove in sight. In total, there were 29 sets of gloves on display over the weekend, interestingly with just three English players (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Lennon and Wilfried Zaha) among them. Here are the results, starting with those most affected: 1. Manchester City (at home to Crystal Palace), five pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 2. Stoke (at home to Arsenal), four pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 3. Everton (away at Chelsea), four pairs of gloves, temperature 5C 4. West Ham (away at Newcastle), three pairs of gloves and a beanie, temperature 2C 5. Arsenal (away at Stoke), two pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 6. Manchester United (away at Liverpool), two pairs of gloves, temperature 2C 7. Aston Villa (at home to Leicester), two pairs of gloves, temperature 3C 8. Crystal Palace (away at Manchester City), one pair of gloves, temperature 1C 9. Leicester (away at Aston Villa), one pair of gloves, temperature 3C 10= Southampton (at home to West Brom), one pair of gloves, temperature 4C 10= Norwich (away at Bournemouth), one pair of gloves, temperature 4C 12= Chelsea (at home to Everton), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 12= Tottenham (at home to Sunderland), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 12= Sunderland (away at Tottenham), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 15= Liverpool (at home to Manchester United), no gloves, temperature 2C 15= Newcastle (at home to West Ham), no gloves, temperature 2C 17= Bournemouth (at home to Norwich), no gloves, temperature 4C 17= West Brom (away at Southampton), no gloves, temperature 4C Footballers have been known to accessorise in the cold, with the snood an example of extreme measures taken before they were banned in 2011, and reporters at Premier League grounds have totted up the weird and wonderful ways the players kept warm this weekend. Things got under way between Tottenham and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime with temperatures hovering around 5C and a low sun causing problems for Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal, but things got gradually worse up and down the country as the day went on. With temperatures set to drop further in coming days, MeteoGroup (a team of meteorologists) has suggested this is just the start of a sustained cold spell. A spokesperson said on Saturday: “It’s the middle of winter so these sorts of cold spells are not unusual, but we’ve not had a particularly cold winter so far, so expect it (this cold snap) to stay for a while. “Temperatures are expected to reach freezing tonight and the coldest parts and most affected will be in the north-east of England.” The spokesperson added: “It is milder this weekend than in recent days, but expect that to change as the sleet and snow moves down from Scotland and Cumbria towards central England.” Erik Lamela and Patrick van Aanholt were the only men to keep their gloves on during Saturday’s early kick-off, opting for the bizarre combination of short sleeves and gloves – something which was repeated throughout the day. Chelsea striker Diego Costa was the only home player to start the game at Stamford Bridge with his woollies on but quickly took them off, while England manager Roy Hodgson styled it out in a scarf as he took up a watching brief in the stands and Roman Abramovich sported a big Champions League puffer jacket as his club hosted Everton. The bitter cold of Manchester may have spread to Wayne Hennessey’s fingertips as the Crystal Palace goalkeeper let a Fabian Delph shot beneath his body as temperatures reached freezing point. With snow beginning to fall at the Etihad Stadium, there were six outfield players in total keeping their digits warm – the highest aggregate on Saturday. The ‘hairdryer treatment’ may have been well received among the Palace players after they lost 4-0. With temperatures plummeting across the country in recent days, football fans and players alike have been forced to take extreme measures to avoid the cold, and Press Association Sport has carried out its own winter warmers survey. Press Association
ON DAY 1 at Tuschen, West Demerara were dismissed for 346 after they were asked to bat first against Essequibo. contributed 49, Chabriraj Ramcharan made 43 and Safraz Esau scored 35. Bowling for Essequibo, Anthony Adams took 5-68 while Akinie Adams had 2-64.In reply, Essequibo are 87-3 with Keemo Paul on a blistering 43 not out (1×4) and (5×6). Romario Shepherd has so far taken 3-34.At GCC, Bourda, Upper Corentyne, who won the toss and elected to bat made 224 all out. Anthony Bramble top-scored with 93 while Assad Fudadin scored 45. Bowling for Georgetown, Gajanan Suknanan registered figures of 6-78 while Kellon Carmichael took 2-45.Georgetown, in reply, are 116-2 with Robin Bacchus on 55 not out and Christopher Barnwell on 10. Sunil Singh 29 and Andrew Lyght Jr 17 were the batsmen dismissed. Eon Hooper and Keon Sinclair are the wicket-takers so far.At Port Mourant, West Berbice were dismissed for 174. Raffel Estraido top-scored with 55 while Leon Andrews supported with 39. Bowling for Lower Corentyne, Veerasammy Permaul had 4-56, Kassim Khan took 3-38 and Raun Johnson 2-57.Lower Corentyne, in reply, were 283/3 at the close of play. Opener Surujnarine Kandasammy is unbeaten on 127 and Seon Hetmyer is not out on 51. Jonathan Foo earlier made 42 and Gajanand Singh chipped in with 26. Collis Butts, Andrew Dutchin and Brandon Bess have so far taken a wicket each.At Enterprise, the home team, East Coast Demerara, could muster only 125, all out, batting first. Bhaskar Yadram top-scored with 31, Paul Wintz made 22 and Chandrapaul Hemraj contributed 20. Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Stephen Harris had figures of 3-40, Totaram Bishun 3-12 and Stephen Jacobs 2-25.East Bank Demerara, in reply, were dismissed for 165 earning a first-innings lead of 40 runs. Deonarine Seegobin struck 56, Sherfane Rutherford 35 and Tevin Imlach scored 30. Bowling for East Coast Demerara, Ameer Khan took 3-24, Chandrapaul Hemraj 3-38, Kamesh Yadram 2-1 and Paul Wintz 3-39.Batting a second time facing a 40-run deficit East Coast Demerara are 34-0 with Bhaskar Yadram 26 not out and Keon Roberts on 8.Play continues tomorrow at 09:30hrs.