Big Agnes Shovelhead: The Jacket That Warms Like a Sleeping Bag

first_imgAt some point, most of us have awoken while camping and snuggled back into the sleeping bag thinking, “I do not want to crawl out of this warm bag and face the cold morning.” Your thoughts may have progressed a step further to leave you thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if my puffy jacket was as warm as my down bag?” Look no further than the Big Agnes Shovelhead DownTek Jacket.Through the years, I have owned at least three Big Agnes sleeping bags and pads as well as a couple of tents. What has always defined the brand for me has been an uncompromising workmanship and attention to detail and functionality. Continuing in this tradition, Big Agnes hit a home run with the Shovelhead Jacket, its debut into the world of clothing.First the specs. The Shovelhead features a 700 fill power DownTek down, which is a water repellent down, covered by a wind and water resistant nylon outer, perfect for snowy or cold and rainy conditions. The inner-construction of the jacket is created to prevent the down from shifting around and facilitates uniform heat distribution. If you have ever owned a poorly constructed down jacket or sleeping bag, then you know that down shift reduces uniformity of warmth.Functionally speaking, the pockets are well placed to allow you to warm your hands and stash snacks and the waist cord keeps winter weather and cold out. The Shovelhead has thumb holes and elastic cuffs to keep hands warm. The cut of the jacket is very flattering and draws compliments and stares of envy. The Shovelhead is ultra-lightweight for such a warm jacket, and allows the wearer to remain comfortable and warm while wearing it in temperatures ranging from the 40’s to single digits. Despite my efforts to identify one, there are no apparent areas of improvement.If you are looking for a down jacket to keep you warm this winter, and many winters to come, get a Big Agnes Shovelhead DownTek jacket.MSRP $249.00last_img read more

BRO Athletes: Jessica Wiegandt Paddles Southeast Asia

first_img“I’m wearing my elephant pants today… Like, the pants that have elephants on it, not the pants I wore while riding an elephant.”“I love that we have to make that distinction.”This was a typical conversation I had with my dad as he, my nana, and I traveled through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos for two and a half weeks. Out of all the places we went, one of my favorites was Ha Long Bay in Northeast Vietnam.Usually, I try to steer clear of flatwater paddling because I become easily bored, however, during my travels we visited a location called Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, which is a bay that hosts over 2,000 islands. We boarded a wooden junk, a dying breed according to our guide as boats are transitioning to metal, and set sail from the port. I was supposed to be reading George Orwell’s “1984” for my English Literature class, but as I sat on the deck of our junk, with the massive islands looming above us and natural caves mysteriously out of reach, my homework was far from my priorities. Upon docking, we jumped into our kayaks and began paddling on the turquoise waters.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.40.45 AMThe Kraken does exist. You know, that absolutely terrifying sea monster? Yeah, it lives in the form of the gigantic jellyfish which thrive in the waters of Ha Long Bay. I would be paddling in my boat, and then my paddle would scoop down and touch a creature with a massive top and twenty-foot-long tentacles. Every time I touched a jellyfish with my paddle, I would imagine it wrapping the tentacles around and pulling me into the water – I’ve been told I have a vivid imagination, but seriously, those jellyfish were terrifying. What wasn’t terrifying were the caves. We were able to paddle inside caves and I felt like a true adventurer.I think we made our guide nervous, because he said no one kayaks into the caves, and I totally could not understand why. I’ve never paddled into a cave before, but it was one of the coolest things I’ve done in a boat ever. Upon entrance, the bright light and reflection of the sun vanished, and we were engulfed in darkness as we continued further back. I have no idea how far back our cave went, because we soon found ourselves unable to see at all and had to turn back. Bats dwelled above, and water rose and fell lazily with the outgoing tide. After our exploration, we returned to the junk and watched the sun set behind the mountainous islands.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 12.17.26 PMWe flew out to Laos after our time in Vietnam and landed in a small town called Luang Prabang. This was my favorite location out of the entire trip, and a place I would willingly return to in a heartbeat. Outdoor recreation and adventure is not a flourishing industry in the area, but it is slowly growing. We teamed up with a local adventure company and were issued a guide named Phon who took us trekking in the backcountry of Laos. While it was blisteringly hot and the humidity level was high, I was amazed by the culture we were able to experience. In Laos, the locals burn entire sections of the mountains in order to plant rice in the upcoming season. We would be trekking through the jungle one minute, and then all of a sudden be surrounded by dirt and ash blowing in the wind – trees burnt and no vegetation visible.There are villages spread along the tiny dirt trail we followed, each with their own language and with no electricity. I was able to give the children in the villages bouncy balls and they were extremely grateful for items we take for granted in the States.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.43.55 AMLife in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos is lived out of doors, the people accepting of the heat and humidity as they lack the money (or even if they have enough, do not desire to spend it) on air conditioning. While I was shocked initially by the extreme differences in food, culture, and lifestyle between these locations and my home in Virginia, I quickly grew to love each country for various and differing reasons. Through my travels to these locations, I was able to experience life in a much different way than I am used to and I look forward to having the opportunity to return.last_img read more

Trail Mix – Cold Mountain Music Festival Ticket Giveaway!

first_imgBy submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone. BRO – Other than Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, of course, who is your can’t miss artist at Cold Mountain Music Festival? Intrigued? RV – I’m looking forward to supporting femme-rocker Kat Wright. I’ve heard amazing things about her style and sound, so I cannot wait to catch her. And we are definitely looking forward to sharing our sound across Lake Logan! Question – Lake Logan and the Shining Rock Wilderness Area are a part of what incredible national forest? BRO – What makes for the perfect festival green room? RV – A powerhouse performance that will make you move your hips and use your mind. A trip down memory lane, but with a new musical story, and a good time with great people, all making the stank face because the good music keeps cookin’! BRO – Any festivals on your personal radar that you’d like to catch as a fan? RV – I’m always by the water if I can be, or just in the sunshine soaking up good bands. We love festivals in North Carolina because the nature scenes are second to none. Sometimes, I’ll find a quiet artists lounge, too, and just relax. It all depends on the vibe of the fest and the weather. You can get more info on the festival, the line up, and tickets by surfing over to their website. Featured on the line up are Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, a rocking old soul outfit based in Atlanta. I recently caught up with Ruby to chat about next weekend’s festivities and how she spends her own time during the summer festival circuit. RV – Not much is required. Always nice when there is a changing room or a shower, but just as comfortable with a nice couch, lots of outlets, and – of course – food! The spread must be healthy and a little bit indulgent. The guys may say a bottle of Bulleit makes for the perfect green room, but I like snacking more than drinking these days.center_img BRO – When you have a free minute off stage, where do you like to wander at a festival? BRO – For the uninitiated, what can fans expect at their first Soulphonics show? The Cold Mountain Music Festival kicks off next Friday, May 31st, and features Yonder Mountain String Band, J.S Ondara, Kat Wright, Calexico, and many more! RV – I just had a blast at Shaky Knees, and I’m a huge fan of fests like Hangout Fest. Anywhere where you can get closer to a beach! I would love to catch all the fests in Mexico and Brazil, as I think they would dig our sound, too. Speaking of tickets, Trail Mix would like to give you and a friend the chance to check out the festival for free! Take a shot at the trivia question below. A winner of two camping passes and some festie swag will be chosen from all correct answers received by Monday (May 27th) at noon! Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics If so, you need to check out Cold Mountain Music Festival, on the banks of Lake Logan, next weekend. The line up is eclectic and the festival site looks serene. Good luck! Lake Logan, just outside Asheville, North Carolina, looks like a spectacular place for a music festival. A pristine lake. Beautiful mountains. Outdoor adventure. Craft food and beverages. Incredible bands.last_img read more

Chilean Officer Stands Out at U.S. Naval War College

first_imgBy Felipe Lagos/Diálogo September 18, 2018 Chilean Navy Commander Sergio Gómez took on the role of instructor through the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC), teaching U.S. military students. The Chilean Navy officer will deliver several courses and participate in humanitarian aid conferences in military and civil institutions until 2019. The Chilean officer began teaching as part of his studies at USNWC’s Naval Command College (NCC), and carries on as a military guest professor of the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response program of USNWC’s College of Maritime Operational Warfare. Cmdr. Gómez is the 39th Chilean Navy officer to graduate from USNWC. The goal of the academic exchange is to generate trust, cooperation, and promote interoperability between foreign and U.S. officers. The program enables officers to acquire a common understanding of global challenges in the defense and security sectors, becoming multiplying forces and sharing the knowledge with counterparts and future experts. “The main goal is to promote a wide range of visions and experiences to enrich academic debate,” said Chilean Navy Commander Alberto Guerrero García, who graduated from NCC in 2017. “As one of my professors said, ‘once students finish the course, they see and understand the world in a different light.’” Strong curriculum Cmdr. Gómez graduated from NCC with honors, after an 11-month course for high-ranking officers from armed forces worldwide. On June 15, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis led the graduation ceremony for 103 international officers and 323 students of U.S. military institutions and security agencies. Along with Cmdr. Gómez, Latin American officers from Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic Haiti, Mexico, and Peru formed the 2018 class. “My experience as a USNWC student, specifically at NCC, was fascinating,” Cmdr. Gómez told Diálogo. “First of all, interacting with and getting to know classmates from 50 different countries is a unique opportunity to make professional and personal friendships for life. Secondly, it’s been a chance to receive a top-notch academic education from world-class professors with a strong and up-to-date curriculum from USNWC.” NCC’s curriculum consists of three main courses in joint military operations, national security decision-making, and strategy and policy development. During the courses, students analyze in depth the operational and strategic levels of war, detailing the role of military forces and focusing on strategic leadership, among other topics. Students also take part in field studies in different U.S. government and academic institutions. “The international USNWC program is a worldwide, unique initiative that combines a demanding academic program with a strong cultural exchange component and professional experiences with officers from all over the world,” Cmdr. Guerrero told Diálogo. “In my opinion, this exchange is purely beneficial to our institution and the country, creating a virtuous cycle that boosts our officers’ professional training while strengthening international relationships at an institutional level.” Close collaboration In mid-April, as part of the exchange, Cmdr. Gómez taught a series of humanitarian response courses at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative program. The course ended with a simulated scenario of a humanitarian operation in a country in conflict, with the officer playing the role of a Chilean military delegation sent on a humanitarian aid mission. In mid-August, the officer took part in USNWC’s Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop, organized by Brown University. More than 100 international experts and officers, as well as dozens of civil organizations and military institutions, participated in the conference, which promoted civil-military cooperation in cases of disaster and crisis. “As a military guest professor in the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response program, I was able to interact with the U.S. academic world by participating in workshops, simulations, and meetings with Harvard, Brown, Yale, and MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] universities, and also the United Nations,” Cmdr. Gómez said. “My hope is to contribute to the training of military and civilian students in different academic organizations from the perspective of a foreign country and my 24-year experience in the Chilean Navy.” The Chilean Navy has a long history of academic exchanges with USNWC. Created in 1884 in Newport, Rhode Island, the U.S. naval academy is the oldest in the world. In 1956, USNWC inaugurated NCC with 23 students, including a Chilean officer—a close exchange with the South American nation ensued. “Close collaboration not only in the operational area, but also in the academic field, allowed both navies to operate and collaborate in multiple occasions and scenarios,” Cmdr. Gómez concluded. “I believe it’s fair to highlight my predecessors’ legacy in terms of their contribution to USNWC activities not only as students, but also as educators, earning prestige for the Chilean Navy and honoring the name of our country.”last_img read more

The challenge of offering feedback

first_imgStartling statistics indicate we spend more time with our co-workers than our spouses, significant others, or family.Given how much time we’re at work and the reliance we have on our coworkers, inevitably situations go sideways. Someone drops the ball, breaks a rule, steps over a boundary, or just plain behaves badly.We feel discomfort when giving our co-workers feedback—it ranks right up there with public speaking for some—so we tend to avoid it.But failure to deal with bad behavior creates a toxic work environment, breaks down teamwork, and gives power where it doesn’t belong. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img

How to implement experiments into your business innovation

first_imgInnovation is a key part of growing businesses. Great leaders are constantly seeking opportunities to improve products and services to better meet members’/customers’ needs and encouraging employees to have an innovative mindset.To do this successfully, leaders must be strategic with their decisions. Harvard Business School’s Stefan Thomke released a book earlier this year on using experiments to bolster business innovation and recently did an interview with innovation guru Braden Kelley in Innovation Management to help leaders put experimentation into practice.Here are some of the key insights from his Q&A:How to ensure successful experiment design: Similar to scientific experiments, Thomke details seven questions to ensure the experiment has a testable hypothesis, determine what variables could impact outcomes and what they mean, get stakeholders’ buy-in to the process and the results, and use the results to really drive decisions. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Businesses With a Give-Back Mission Caught in Facebook Ad Ban

first_imgThe social media giant announced last week that it was extending a ban imposed on certain ads during the election to prevent the dissemination of false information. The prohibition has ensnared a number of socially driven businesses with no direct connection to partisan politics.Companies connected to issues like hunger, the environment and immigration, many of which rely heavily on social media to draw customers to their websites, have seen their access abruptly cut off. What do a small business that sell socks packaged by homeless youth and a start-up that makes bracelets from life vests once worn by refugees have to do with the spread of misinformation during the presidential election season?Nothing, thought the entrepreneurs who started them, until Facebook notified them that their ads had been pulled because they fell into a category of “social issues, elections or politics” that were being blocked by the site.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Hectic season exposes gaps in flu preparedness

first_img Some say this flu season has more lessons to teach. In Florida, emergency physician Ramirez—also a disaster-readiness consultant—ticked off the components: a significant flu-virus drift, a vaccine-manufacturing system that could not keep up, seriously ill patients, and an overwhelmed healthcare system. In some cases, physicians said, the false sense of security produced by the less-effective vaccination may have contributed to patients’ illness. Because they believed they were protected against flu, they assumed their respiratory symptoms were caused by something less serious, and so did not seek help until they were beyond the 2 days in which antiviral drugs are most likely to reduce symptoms. Lessons for pandemic planningIn the meantime, however, clinicians are concerned about the impression that the vaccine mismatch and the resulting flu cases will leave. Several times over the past decade, flu-vaccine problems—manufacturing problems, late vaccine delivery, an early-arriving season—have dented flu-vaccine uptake the following year. “We did not have a viable egg isolate that could be used by the manufacturers. And so it was necessary to continue to use the [existing] virus in the vaccine,” Dr Nancy Cox, director of the CDC’s Influenza Division, said in a Feb. 22 press briefing. See also: But it has also left them worried over weaknesses that the season exposed in public health’s ability to anticipate flu’s behavior, and over doubts raised among their patients by the flu vaccine’s diminished effectiveness. But to the dozen family and emergency physicians who spoke to CIDRAP last week, “widespread” does not begin to capture their flu season experience. “Severe” and “slammed” are more like it. Many cases in vaccineesTroublingly, many of the flu patients coming to the healthcare system received flu shots. Their illnesses represent a mismatch between the strains that were chosen for the vaccine a year ago and the strains that actually caused illness this season, a development the CDC acknowledged in early February. The mismatch has been significant: Last Friday, the CDC said that the rates of match between the current flu vaccine and flu isolates analyzed so far this winter were 77%, 14%, and 7% for the three flu strains. The soaring demand for flu-related care is backing up entire local healthcare systems. It has added hours to the time that all patients—not just those with suspected flu—wait before receiving an emergency department evaluation or before being admitted to a hospital bed. In some areas, physicians said, rates of “elopement”—patients leaving before being seen—have risen sharply; in others, it has led to increased ambulance diversions. Dr. Michael Sauri, an occupational and infection-control physician outside Washington DC, was so impressed by a late-January uptick in flu cases among patients who insisted they had been vaccinated that he put a post on the international disease-warning listserv ProMED. “We’ve admitted a lot of elderly patients to the intensive care unit,” said Lipson, in Michigan. “I sent one [influenza] patient to the emergency room recently with meningitis.” Around the country, physicians recounted local overloads, from a 30% increase in patients at a rural Virginia emergency department to a 15% hike in call volume for a central-Colorado ambulance service, all of them due either to lab-confirmed flu or to flu-like illnesses. Mar 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Friday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza appears to be slowing down has left medical personnel relieved for the imminent end of a harsh flu season. “These are exactly the things we ought to be prepared for in an influenza pandemic, and we were not prepared,” he said. “We ought to consider this flu season as a warning to healthcare and industry. This is a gunshot across our bow.” The doctors experiencing the influx of flu patients all said they were impressed by how sick patients have been, recounting very high fevers, frequent pneumonias, and uncommon symptoms such as stridor, a high, whistling breath sound that indicates a partially obstructed airway and is an emergency in children.center_img The flu onslaught is not limited to healthcare institutions. Prisons around the country have experienced huge flu outbreaks, according to media reports in several states, including the California Correctional Center and High Desert State Prison, both quarantined in February, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in Virginia, which last week banned visits and required staff to wear masks. On Friday, the Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe, Calif., banned movement in or out of the institution after 546 in a population of 3,147 fell ill and two died. Many are concerned as well for what the bad season demonstrates about the healthcare system’s lack of surge capacity, and for the lack of nimbleness in the vaccine-production system that forced distribution of a suboptimal vaccine. “I got quite a bit of response from all over the United States, Egypt, Australia, the Caribbean,” said Sauri, who estimates that 25% of his flu patients represent vaccine failures. In one hospital where he works, flu cases have doubled from this time last year, he said. The possibility that this year’s vaccine would not match this year’s flu strains has been known to public-health insiders all year. It was a calculated risk taken by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) during spring 2007 vaccine-component discussions, after it became clear that a new vaccine strain could not be produced in time to insert it into the fall 2007 vaccines. The gamble did not pay off; the circulating virus drifted far enough from the vaccine strain to cause significant amounts of illness. That ought to underline the need to forge ahead on new vaccine technologies that would confer broader protection and would not be held hostage by the current 6-month manufacturing timeline, said Dr. Arnold Monto, a noted flu researcher and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Feb 6 CIDRAP News story, “US seeing flu strain not matched by vaccine” Feb 22 CIDRAP News story, “FDA panel endorses overhaul for 2008-09 flu vaccine” Emergency departments overcrowdedThe CDC has not floated any adjectives to describe this year’s flu season, though the agency said Friday that 47 out of 51 jurisdictions (the states plus Washington, DC) are experiencing “widespread” flu—two fewer than the week before. Feb 22 CIDRAP News story, “CDC says flu is widespread in 49 states” “In four weeks, we went from a ho-hum flu season to ridiculous overcrowding,” said Dr. Maurice Ramirez, an emergency physician who works in several institutions in north Florida. “We have had so many people that we have them, not in beds in the hallway, but in chairs with a number taped to the wall over their heads.” “We will need to really clearly and plainly explain that each year, the experts make their best educated guess . . . and some years are spot-on and some years are a mismatch,” said Dr. David Kimberlin, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “The burden is on the medical community to say that, if we do not have a complete match, you are still getting some protection, and it is better to have partial protection than none.” Feb 8 CIDRAP News story, “CDC says influenza B strain doesn’t match vaccine” “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of flu—from an anecdotal standpoint, a much busier season than in recent years,” agreed Dr. Peter A. Lipson, a private practice internist in southern Michigan who also sees patients at a walk-in clinic.last_img read more

Nine West Indians among 140 retained for next IPL season

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC) – Nine West Indies Twenty20 stars that have enriched the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) have been retained for next season, organisers announced yesterday.Superstars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, as well as current West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite headline the list. They are included among 44 overseas players of the 140 in total kept when the window for the eight franchises to retain players for the coming season closed on December 15.Current West Indies Test and One-day International captain Jason Holder and fellow fast bowler Jerome Taylor are the only two West Indians who were part of the IPL last season that were cut, being dropped by Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians respectively.Gayle and leg-spin bowler Samuel Badree were retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore which lost the Final this year against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Gayle and Badree are two of 20 that RCB have retained at a cost of close to US$9 million and will help to form the same core of players that played last season.Bravo and his namesake Dwayne Smith have been kept by Gujarat Lions which retained 16 players at just over US$8.5 million, but also off-loaded eight players including star South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn.Brathwaite regained his place with the Daredevils, as one of five overseas players retained among the 18 at a cost of close to US$7.5 million.Though they may have parted company with Holder, the Knight Riders have however, held on to spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Andre Russell, as two of four overseas players retained as part of a group 14, costing a little over US $7.7 million.The Indians have kept big-hitting Kieron Pollard and compatriot Lendl Simmons among six overseas players that help to form the 20 which the franchise retained at a hefty price tag of just over US$9 million – the highest of the franchises.RCB and the Indians have retained 20 – the highest number of players – and KKR have retained the least number of 14.Rising Pune Superstars released 11 players – the highest number – but Kings XI Punjab still have the biggest cap space of close to US$3.9 million to spend on bringing new playing resources to the franchise.last_img read more

Landmark day-night Test..

first_imgBroad elcipses Botham as England thrash Windies in just three daysBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Stuart Broad hogged the limelight in the dark as England routed a hopelessly outclassed West Indies in the landmark day-night Test match at Edgbaston, wrapping up victory by an innings and 209 runs on Saturday.Broad became the second most prolific wicket taker in English Test history, taking his 384th scalp on a remarkable day for the home attack as they shared around 19 wickets to put the visitors’ callow batting line-up to the sword.The paceman went past Ian Botham’s haul of 383 wickets while ripping the heart out of the visitors’ second innings to move to second on the England all-time list behind his strike partner James Anderson, who also enjoyed a big day.Watching in the Sky Sports commentary box amid an excited full-house enjoying the conclusion to the first day-night Test to be staged in England, Botham enthused: “It’s fantastic.“It would have been an anti-climax (for Broad) to do it in Leeds in (the second Test) with the atmosphere as great as it is here.”The great all-rounder then added with a laugh: “It just makes me feel bloody old!”On a cold, damp day, England had been, first, inspired by Anderson and Toby Roland-Jones as they forced the Windies to follow on, bowling them out for 168 by early in the post-lunch session in response to England’s mammoth 514 for eight declared.Anderson had led the charge with three wickets and a run-out. Then with the floodlights on and the pink ball wobbling around, captain Joe Root naturally invited the Windies to endure further nightmares.This time Anderson and Roland-Jones, who had also taken two first-innings wickets, soon struck again before Broad stole the show as the Windies once more crumbled, this time being bowled out for 137.Having taken tea with four down in their second innings and already resigned to going one down in the three-test series, Broad, watched in the crowd by his father, former England batsman Chris Broad, chose his moment to move from support act to main man.The hors d’oeuvre was two wickets in two balls, first trapping Roston Chase lbw and then having captain Jason Holder caught at slip by Alastair Cook, to equal Botham’s mark, only to be thwarted in his bid to be the first man ever to take three test hat-tricks by Kemar Roach’s straight bat.Then, he produced a beauty that nipped back to bowl Shane Dowrich, a fitting record-breaking delivery before he went on to finish with figures of 3-34.England’s all-time leading wicket taker Anderson and Roland-Jones, continuing the excellent start to his test career, then finished the job, with the Middlesex bowler securing the final wicket as Ben Stokes snaffled Alzarri Joseph at slip.Only Jermaine Blackwood came out of the debacle with much credit for the West Indies with his laudable, counter-attacking 79 not out in the first innings amid the carnage.Anderson, who had set the ball rolling with the first wicket on Friday, continued where he left off after a false start when the players had to come off after just one ball because of rain.On the resumption, he produced a sharp, rearing delivery off a length that had Kyle Hope helplessly steering the ball to Stokes at gully to set the tone for the day.He also then ran out Kieran Powell, who had embarked on a calamitous quick single, with a direct hit before he got rid of Chase, inducing him to play on.Only Jamaican Blackwood, who struck two sixes and nine fours, stood firm with his 49-ball half-century, going on to his 79 off just 76 balls.Anderson finished with 3-34 off his 15 overs in the first innings with Roland-Jones and Broad both taking two wickets apiece.Cook, who won the man of the match award for his epic 10-hour 243 that had set up the win, said with a smile: “This is unbelievable for an old man like me. It’s always nice to win and contribute with a big score.”ENGLAND 1st innings 514 for 8 decl (A. Cook 243, J. Root 136, D. Malan 65; R. Chase 4-113) West Indies 1st innings (Overnight: 44-1)K. Brathwaite c Bairstow b Anderson 0K. Powell run out (Anderson) 20K. Hope c Stokes b Anderson 25S. Hope b Roland-Jones 15R. Chase b Anderson 0J. Blackwood not out 79S. Dowrich lbw b Roland-Jones 4J. Holder c Bairstow b Ali 11K. Roach b Broad 5A. Joseph lbw b Broad 6M. Cummins run out (Westley) 0Extras (lb-1 w-2) 3Total (all out, 47 overs) 168Fall of wickets: 1-0 K. Brathwaite,2-45 K. Hope,3-47 K. Powell,4-47 R. Chase,5-89 S. Hope,6-101 S. Dowrich,7-129 J. Holder,8-134 K. Roach,9-162 A. Joseph,10-168 M. CumminsBowling: J. Anderson 15 – 6 – 34 – 3(w-1),S. Broad 16 – 3 – 47 – 2, T. Roland-Jones 6 – 0 – 31 – 2(w-1),B. Stokes 7 – 0 – 40 – 0,M. Ali 3 – 1 – 15 – 1.WEST INDIES 2nd inningsK. Brathwaite lbw b Ali 40K. Powell c Cook b Anderson 10K. Hope lbw b Roland-Jones 12S. Hope c Root b Stokes 4R. Chase lbw b Broad 24J. Blackwood st Bairstow b Ali 12S. Dowrich b Broad 5J. Holder c Cook b Broad 0K. Roach b Anderson 12A. Joseph c Stokes b Roland-Jones 8M. Cummins not out 0Extras (b-9 lb-1) 10Total (all out, 45.4 overs) 137Fall of wickets: 1-15 K. Powell,2-41 K. Hope,3-60 S. Hope,4-76 K. Brathwaite,5-102 J. Blackwood,6-104 R. Chase,7-104 J. Holder,8-115 S. Dowrich,9-137 K. Roach,10-137 A. JosephBowling: J. Anderson 7 – 2 – 12 – 2,S. Broad 10 – 4 – 34 – 3,T. Roland-Jones 6.4 – 3 – 18 – 2,B. Stokes 9 – 4 – 9 – 1,M. Ali 13 – 2 – 54 – 2.last_img read more