Thesis defences July 22 to 26

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26.All are open for the University community to attend.PhD thesis defenceMichael Silkstone, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis, titled “Functional antagonism of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system on mesolimbic cholinergic system in the vocal expression of an emotional state” on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in CRN 207.The examination committee includes Heather Gordon, Chair; Stefan Brudzynsky, Supervisor; Henry Szechtman, External Examiner (McMaster University); Dawn Good, Internal Examiner; and Glenn Tattersall and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.PhD comprehensive portfolio defenceKenneth Smith, a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies, will defend his comprehensive portfolio “Confessions of a Postpositivist Scholar” on Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Susan Drake, Chair; Catherine Hands, Supervisor; Michael Savage, External Examiner; Vera Woloshyn, Committee Member; and Darren Stanley, Committee Member (University of Windsor).Master of Arts thesis defenceDawn Ryan a Master of Arts candidate in the Depart of Pyschology, will defend her thesist, titled “Stereotype-threat, explicit memory, and cortisol in older adults” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in PLZ 600FThe examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Karen Campbell, Supervisor; Alexander Fiocco, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; and Cheryl McCormick and Stephen Emrich, Committee Members.Master of Science thesis defencesBenjamin Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Linear Forms in Logarithms and Fibonacci Numbers” on Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, External Examiner (Brock University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members.Simon Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Diophantine Triples and Linear Forms in Logarithms” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Miriam Richards, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor, Claude Levesque, External Examiner (Laval University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members. read more

CPL 2017 McCarthy aces 174 chase Stars fall to sixth successive

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL2018: No sparkle for winless Stars as Tallawahs triumphAugust 14, 2018Similar postCPL 2017: Sangakkara’s 74* outclasses winless StarsAugust 26, 2017In “latest news”Impressive Zouks claim Hero CPL qualification after defeating TallawahsJuly 31, 2016In “Sports” By Nikhil KalroJamaica Tallawahs 179 for 5 (McCarthy 61*, Phillips 32) beat St Lucia Stars 173 for 7 (Fletcher 84*, Samuels 54, Sami 3-27) by five wicketsAndre Fletcher struck seven fours and four sixes in his unbeaten 84 © Ashley Allen – CPL T20 / Getty(ESPNcricinfo) For the first 37 overs of the game, St Lucia Stars were ahead and cruising. Then came that one over everyone talks about in this format. With the Tallawahs requiring 40 off three overs in their chase of 174, Mitchell McClenaghan conceded 20 runs, and the Stars’ hopes of their first win of the tournament faded into their sixth successive loss. It was also the fourth-highest successful chase in tournament history.Andre McCarthy recovered quickly from a run-out that led to Rovman Powell leaving the field like he was ready for a locker showdown, and struck a match-winning unbeaten 61 off 37 balls to lead the Tallawahs to a five-wicket win with two balls to spare. It wouldn’t be much solace for the Stars, but they put on a much-improved performance with the bat. Andre Fletcher and Marlon Samuels blitzed fifties to lead them to 173, their highest score of the tournament.Pace off the ballThe Darren Sammy National Stadium was hit by passing showers just before the start. On a slow surface, that moisture may have just done enough to negate the penetration of seam-up deliveries – a burst of rain will only quicken a pitch up slightly, not change its nature. That should have been an indication for the Tallawahs’ bowlers to take pace off the ball.It took a few heaves and punches for the bowlers to switch to offcutters. It worked right away, an offcutter from Mohammad Sami took the inside edge of Johnson Charles and uprooted leg stump. The mode of operation didn’t change much thereafter.The unmatched utility of boundaries in T20sFletcher isn’t known for his ability to find gaps for singles. He is, however, an efficient boundary-hitter. The value of boundaries in T20s is high, but the utility of boundaries without consuming too many dot balls is significantly higher. In his 53-ball innings, he struck 24 singles and played 13 dots, effectively 24 runs off 37 balls.He also hammered 11 boundaries, seven fours and a six, almost as many as the number of dot balls he faced. That meant he finished with 84 off 53 balls with a strike-rate of 158.49. A T20 masterclass beckoned if he could convert a few more of those dots into singles.Keep calm and bat onWhen McCarthy stabbed a ball towards extra cover, called for two and didn’t respond, the Tallawahs were reeling. They needed 81 runs off 46 balls with six wickets in hand, and Powell was fuming all the way off the field. For McCarthy, that could have been a scarring emotional blow.Instead, he bided his time, found the boundary when he had to and delivered under duress. Imad Wasim also brought his experience and ability to a 45-run sixth-wicket stand that carried Tallawahs home. A few moments later, Powell was leaping onto McCarthy in joy. read more