LED by an attacking century from opener Ramo Malone, Floodlights emerged to a seven-wicket win over 4R when the two teams battled in a 20-over softball game last Friday evening, under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.Malone innings was the backbone in Floodlights’ successful run chase of 268. They eventually reached 269-3 in 19.3 overs, with Malone contributing 105 to the winning total.Malone smashed four fours and ten sixes, and shared 120 runs with Patrick Khan for the first wicket. Khan made 72, inclusive of five fours and seven sixes. Imtiaz Baksh made an unbeaten 22 not out at the back end of the innings, while Richard Persaud scored 13.Earlier, after winning the toss, 4R skipper Ricky Deonarain stroked an even century, after they were reduced to 25-3.Deonarain and Yunnis Yusuf (57) put together 110 for the sixth-wicket. Deonarain struck seven fours and nine maximums before he retired, while other useful contributions came from Richie Deonarain 21, William Plummer 17 and Khalid Baksh 16. Petamber Persaud had 3-29 and Jailall Deodass 2-26.Malone was named man-of-the-match.
On Saturday night, the Patriots beat them 28-3 with 4 ½ sacks by Willie McGinest and three touchdown passes by Tom Brady. Since the Jaguars’ last playoff appearance, a loss in the AFC championship game to Tennessee on Jan. 23, 2000, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls in four years. “We were at a disadvantage in the first half,” Del Rio said. “I’m not going to stand here and say that was a reason we didn’t play well.” They played worse after communications were restored in the second half. And Del Rio’s decision to use Leftwich rather than David Garrard, who was 5-1 as the replacement, didn’t work out very well even though Bruschi missed the game with a left calf injury. “I didn’t feel any rust,” Leftwich said. “I was excited to be back out there.” He was 11-for-15 for 101 yards and no interceptions in the first half and finished 18-for-31 for 179 yards with a very costly interception. Jacksonville thought the Patriots’ secondary could be vulnerable, but they played more double coverage than the Jaguars expected. “They played us differently than they played everybody else, I’d say, for the last 10 games,” Leftwich said. The Patriots didn’t blitz much, but McGinest had three sacks against Leftwich and 1 ½ against Garrard. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Jaguars got back to the playoffs and found out they didn’t belong at least against the Patriots. Not even the return of Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich and the absence of New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi could help the Jaguars, the last team to beat the Patriots in the playoffs. That was in another wild-card game seven years ago in Jacksonville. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But this season Jacksonville went 12-4, the fourth-best record among NFL playoff teams, while New England was 10-6. And the Jaguars won eight of their last nine games. The teams they beat during that stretch, though, had a combined record of 27-69. “We don’t have any say-so over the schedule,” Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. “This was certainly the best team we’ve seen in a while.” For one half, the Jaguars kept up. They trailed 7-3 as Brady was mediocre and Leftwich played decently after missing six weeks with a broken left ankle. They even stayed close after communication malfunctions between Del Rio and his assistant coaches as they tried to send the plays in to Leftwich for much of the first half. Del Rio said he asked officials to take those systems away from the Patriots but was told there was no rule requiring that.
4. Sage TherapeuticsWhere Hiring: Cambridge, MABenefits Highlights: Biopharmaceutical company Sage Therapeutics walks the walk when it comes to health benefits. The company pays 80 percent of the premium costs for medical, dental and vision insurance, offers gym membership discounts and wellness reimbursements, allows three months of paid leave for primary caregivers of newly born or adopted children and four weeks for secondary caregivers. New parents even get six months worth of diapers, a TaskRabbit gift card and free breastmilk shipping while traveling. And if that weren’t enough, Sage also matches 401(k) contributions at 50 percent up to six percent, offers tuition reimbursement and allows employees to take discretionary vacation with no set limit on PTO as long as they get their work done.What Employees Say: “Amazing place to work. Senior management and the company itself wants to do everything to empower you to be successful. They take exceptionally good care of their employees. Good work/life balance for the most part. Constant company updates and very transparent.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Sage Therapeutics Jobs 2. RevatureWhere Hiring: Reston, VA; Saint Paul, MN; Colorado Springs, CO; Wichita, KS and moreBenefits Highlights: As a company that provides immersive coding programs to place diverse talent into jobs at top employers, it’s no surprise that the company is committed to fostering professional development among its own employees. Revature offers a nearly unrivaled training program, which involves 10-12 weeks of immersive industry-aligned coding training. During the training period, employees get paid relocation to either Washington, DC, Tampa, FL or New York as well as free corporate housing. Outside of that, Revature provides health, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) and free industry certifications.What Employees Say: “While many are paying thousands to attend a ‘boot camp’, this company will essentially pay you to do just that. Honestly, it is the perfect opportunity for me, having taken an interest in Computer Science towards the very end of my academic career. The online classes they offer are high quality, and it seems they take care of you while under their employment.” —Current TraineeSee Open Revature Jobs 5. TenableWhere Hiring: Columbia, MD; Dallas, TX; San Francisco, CA; Nashville, TN and moreBenefits Highlights: Tenable has many of the standard benefits — comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plans with employer matching, paid time off, snacks in the office — all of which are important and appreciated by employees. But one thing that sets the company apart? Their work from home perks. “Company set up with many remote employee[s]. Great equipment and comms platforms make it easier to work remote,” says a Current Software Engineer. Nothing like working from home in your PJs every once in a while!What Employees Say: “Pros: Work/life balance. Flexible work from home policy. Solid benefits-I haven’t had a copay for the doctor! A professional development program that is ENCOURAGED to use. Free snacks.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Tenable Jobs Was your New Year’s resolution to take better care of yourself? Save more money? Improve your work-life balance? Learn new skills? If you’ve got benefits like on-site fitness centers, generous retirement plans, unlimited paid time off and tuition reimbursement, your company can help you meet those goals in no time.Of course, not all companies are that generous. But if you’re open to making a change in the New Year, we’ve highlighted a number of different employers with enviable perks and benefits like the ones above and even more. Ready to upgrade your perk package in 2018? Apply to one of the open positions below ASAP!1. TransUnionWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX and moreBenefits Highlights: It’s pretty hard to think of a benefit that TransUnion doesn’t have. The consumer credit reporting agency company puts a focus on work-life balance, with a newly-implemented flexible time off program, volunteer time off, parental leave and a number of fun social events like an annual ping pong tournament. TransUnion also prioritizes employee health, with benefits like health insurance, free generic prescriptions on their main medical plan, company matching for dependent care FSAs for eligible employees and on-site fitness centers. And with perks like tuition assistance and a generous 401(k), employees can rest assured that the company is investing not just in their present, but also in their future.What Employees Say: “Our health insurance covers virtually everything I need, I got 12 weeks of maternity leave fully paid, the 401k plan is great. They even offer pet insurance! Beyond the benefits plan, I’m legitimately happy here. My colleagues are fun and respectful, my manager is supportive, I rarely work more than 40 hours, and I truly feel that my contributions are recognized and appreciated.” —Current EmployeeSee Open TransUnion Jobs 7. KINDWhere Hiring: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT and moreBenefits Highlights: As their name might suggest, this healthy snack company is pretty darn kind to their employees. They offer flexible paid time off, comprehensive insurance, fitness reimbursements, a bonus program, 401(k) matching and equity, among other perks. You can also look forward to growing your career at KIND through coaching, training and tuition reimbursements. And if you fall on hard times, don’t worry — KIND has your back. They offer a Hardship Fund, which “supports team members and their families in times of need.” And, of course, employees here get all the healthy snacks they could ever want!What Employees Say: “We have great benefits, stock options and other perks like [on-site] massages and mindfulness. We also have a program that helps any team member when they are going through tough financial times. Our culture is the best I have ever experienced in my career! We may not be perfect, but everyone at KIND cares about our culture and company.” —Current EmployeeSee Open KIND Jobs 6. BPWhere Hiring: Whiting, IN; Texas City, TX; Chicago, IL; Charleston, SC and moreBenefits Highlights: Have you taken a break from the workforce for family or personal reasons? BP will welcome you back with open arms. Their newly-announced returnship program, created in partnership with The Mom Project, brings in cohorts of employees who have taken mid-career breaks and gives them project-based assignments which last four to six months, as well as networking and mentorship opportunities. At the end of the program, participants may be able to apply to a full-time position. Add to that generous insurance, pension plans and childcare vouchers for eligible employees, and BP’s benefits are hard to beat.What Employees Say: “Pros: Great pay and benefits. Lots of employee ‘perks’. Some of the smartest individuals in the Oil & Gas industry. Really focused on the future of the energy industry and bringing cleaner/greener energy to the world. The scale of what BP does and you do on your team is fascinating.” —Current EmployeeSee Open BP Jobs 3. WeWorkWhere Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, WA and moreBenefits Highlights: While specific benefits vary by location, WeWork is known to offer comprehensive insurance (health, dental, vision, life and disability), wellness programs like yoga and sound baths, free food and beverages, unlimited sick days and annual retreats like their WeWork Summer Camp and Summit. Perhaps best of all, they offer stock options and an equity incentive plan — a perk that could really pay off once the multi-billion dollar company goes public.What Employees Say: “I had outstanding and empathetic team-members . I love how chic the office spaces are. Makes coming into work more enticing. I was reasonably paid and since the company is still young, there are many opportunities to set yourself apart. I definitely took advantage of all the free food and coffee. I flew out to 4 major cities throughout my time there and Summer Camp was awesome.” —Former Member Technology SpecialistSee Open WeWork Jobs 8. Goldman SachsWhere Hiring: New York, NY; Miami, FL; Jersey City, NJ; Irving, TX and moreBenefits Highlights: With a benefits rating of 4.2 out of 5, you know Goldman Sachs employees are happy with the perks that their company offers. A few well-loved benefits include their annual performance bonus, work from home flexibility, health coverage, food expenses when working late, on-site fitness and health center, 401(k) match and parental leave. The company even covers gender reassignment surgery, a perk that landed on Glassdoor’s Top 20 Employee Benefits & Perks for 2017.What Employees Say: “Get to work with a lot of smart people who are always willing to help you grow in your technical skills as well as help you progress throughout your professional career. Just an [overall] positive uplifting place to work and grow with challenging work and benefits to match.” —Current Technology AnalystSee Open Goldman Sachs Jobs Didn’t see the job that’s right for you? Create a job alert to get updates on the latest jobs in your area.Create Job Alert