Barbados Pride pile up runs against Scorpions

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Barbados Pride, sent in by Jamaica Scorpions, were 262 for two at the close on the opening day of their first-round match in the Regional First-Class Championship at Kensington Oval here yesterday.Scores: PRIDE 262 for two (Kraigg Brathwaite 111 not out, Shamarh Brooks 49 not out, Shai Hope 77; John Campbell 1-36).AT WARNER PARK: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, sent in by Leeward Islands Hurricanes, were 155 for three at the close on an abbreviated opening day.Scores: RED FORCE 155 for three (Evin Lewis 66, Narsingh Deonarine 43 not out, Yannick Cariah 28 not out; Gavin Tonge 2-38).AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Guyana Jaguars, opting to bat first against Windward Islands Volcanoes, reached 287 for four at the close.Scores: JAGUARS 287 for four (Rajindra Chandrika 140 not out, Vishaul Singh 48, Shiv Chanderpaul 34, Leon Johnson 29; Shane Shillingford 3-87).last_img read more

Park Magic at $249 a head

first_img“We will see just a few of these, at most, each day,” she said. The program is part of Six Flags’ continuing effort to spruce up its parks and its bottom line, Goldberg said. Six Flags, which sold off six theme parks earlier this year to cut its debt, is seeking to attract more families because teens drawn by the thrill rides don’t spend much on food and concessions. At Magic Mountain, a face-lift is under way before the park opens daily for the season next month. Disneyland’s comparable VIP package costs $75 an hour. For the non-VIPs, Magic Mountain offers an online special – $39.99 for a day’s pass. Otherwise, the price is $59.99 for general admission or $29.99 for children under 4 feet. Parking is $15 or $30 with valet service. VIP passes can be obtained online at sixflags.com/vip. Those who reserve VIP spots at any Six Flags park in the nation will be contacted in advance by a specially trained tour guide to tailor their trip, meals and even their preferred Looney Toon characters for private meetings. Employees auditioned for the VIP guide posts are expected to know every nook and cranny of the theme park. VALENCIA – In a continuing drive to attract a clientele beyond the cash-poor teen thrill seekers, Six Flags California, Valencia, is offering VIP passes – $249 per person for high-end treatment that includes going to the front of the line. With tax, that’s more than $1,000 for a family of four to spend the day at Magic Mountain or neighboring Hurricane Harbor. “If you want a really special day at the park, this is the way to do it,” Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg said Wednesday. “It’s definitely a new kind of experience.” The perks include premium parking, meals, no waiting in line and private meetings and photos with cartoon characters. Just a few VIP passes will be sold daily to ensure those waiting in the blistering sun of a Valencia summer don’t get irked at those who get to cut in at the front of the line, Goldberg said. The VIP program will be customized to include safaris or animal attractions at some parks nationwide. “We designed the Six Flags VIP program around a complete entertainment and guest-service experience that no other theme park could match,” said Brandon Holst, the corporate manager of guest programs and special services. “Families can plan their ideal day in advance.” At $249 per person, plus tax, the program is suggested for a minimum of four people in Valencia. The rate is $199 at several parks in the South and East. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more