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International Cricket Council to visit PNG

first_imgThe International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Development Committee will be visiting PNG for the first time this week to discuss major issues surrounding the sport.The team of fifteen delegates will be here from the 8th to the 13th of this month. The main issue that will be discussed is the development of the code around the world.Among the delegates will be ICC’s chairman, Alan Isaac, ICC CEO Dave Richardson and ICC’s global development manager Tim Anderson.Cricket PNG’s media officer Chris Amini said areas that will be discussed include; long and medium term strategic objectives both globally and regionally, annual operational plans both globally and regionally, the role of the full members, and regional associations and general governance principles, funding issuesPart of the visit will see the delegates meet with the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to discuss the future of Cricket in PNG as well as the Barramundi’s newly obtained ODI status.The delegates will also venture out for a BSP School Kriket visit at Pari Primary School. Their visit will include a visit to Hanuabada village-where many of the country’s best players are from, and then to watch cricket games in the Port Moresby.The delegates will wind up their visit with their Development Committee meeting set for the last two days before leaving the country.last_img read more


WADA probes possible flaw in test bottles

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The glass containers, known as the BEREG-KIT Geneva, were touted as the next generation of sample bottles after being released last year in the wake of the Russian doping scandal that dogged the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was not clear if the new Berlinger bottles were due to be used at next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWADA did not immediately respond to a request for clarification from AFP. In its statement, WADA said it had “initiated an investigation into a potential integrity issue with the new generation BEREG-KIT Geneva security bottles and will recommend appropriate measures, if needed, in order to maintain the integrity of the doping control process.”  The agency said it was alerted to the possible flaw by the Cologne laboratory on January 19. The lab had found that the bottle “may potentially be susceptible to manual opening ‘upon freezing’ of a sample.” WADA said it had contacted Berlinger over the issue, and the Swiss company later responded that it had been unable to replicate the flaw found by the German laboratory. “WADA is following up with the Cologne Laboratory and Berlinger to further clarify the testing protocols that have been undertaken to date,” WADA said in a statement.“WADA acknowledges that this situation, if confirmed, will raise concerns and questions. We wish to reassure athletes and other stakeholders that WADA is resolutely committed to following up with Berlinger until the matter is resolved; and that, we will keep stakeholders apprised as the situation evolves,” WADA added.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jackson lifts Gamboa-St. Clare to 1st win in PBA D-League Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie speaks during a press conference after the WADA’s foundation board meeting in Seoul on November 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on November 16, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-JeThe World Anti-Doping Agency said Sunday it had launched an investigation into a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which could allow sample bottles to be opened manually. WADA said in a statement it had been alerted by an accredited laboratory in Cologne that bottles manufactured by Swiss manufacturer Berlinger could be opened after being frozen. ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak In the 2014 Sochi Olympics doping scandal detailed in a report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, investigators discovered that Russian staff involved had developed a method being able to open “tamper-proof” sample bottles undetected.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


Weah Denies Promising Container of Medical Supplies

first_imgPeace Ambassador George Weah has denied ever promising a 40-ft container of medical supplies to Liberia to help fight the Ebola Virus Disease.In a brief interview yesterday in Virginia, outside Monrovia, Amb. Weah said that at no time did he make a statement committing himself to contribute to the national fight against Ebola with a container full of drugs and medical equipment, claiming that an assertion of that nature was the mere work of politicians.“I don’t know where the news of the 40-ft container is coming from. People just get on Facebook and write anything they want to write. I came to Monrovia and donated some PPEs to the ELWA Hospital and other items to the community; you guys went on Facebook and said I was bringing a container of medical supplies to Liberia. I did not say that to anybody. Those spreading that news are not truthful.“What I said was, the Ebola Emergency Fund, established in France, made some medical supplies available which I took to ELWA at the time. I asked the hospital what they needed so that we can solicit support for the country from outside. Ebola Emergency France is receiving more donations to fight Ebola and I can assure you that as much as we get those donations, whatever is being collected will be sent to our people here,” Amb. Weah declared.Regarding the pending election, the CDC Senatorial Candidate expressed support for the postponement, adding; “Ebola remains the country’s focus at the moment.”He maintained that he remains a candidate in the election, downplaying comments that he has no intension of contesting at the polls.Though Amb. Weah maintains that his hat is in the race for Montserrado County, the CDC political leader seemed indecisive about engaging in political campaign rallies before election day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



first_imgJim McGuinness has compared Celtic’s qualification for the Champions League knock-out stages to winning the All-Ireland with Donegal.NEIL LENNON WELCOMES JIM MCGUINNESS TO PARKHEADThe Glenties man was celebrating working at Celtic during the club’s major triumph last night.“The pressure was on tonight,” McGuinness told the Evening Herald just minutes after the final whistle had blown. “They came through the match and I suppose in relation to our (Donegal) own journey there are a couple of similarities.“A lot of people had Celtic written off at the start of the season, saying that they wouldn’t be in the group stages let alone the last 16.,” he said.“It’s been a great journey for them. I see how hard they work in training.“They are a very honest group of lads and have delivered for the club. “Who knows what the draw will bring and that’s part of the excitement,” he said. MCGUINNESS COMPARES CELTIC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WIN TO ALL-IRELAND VICTORY was last modified: December 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CelticdonegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more


Shriver mum on initiatives

first_img “I thought a lot about what I could say here today. I also thought a lot about what I couldn’t or shouldn’t say for one reason or the other,” Shriver said. “We all know what happens to first ladies who shoot their mouths off – they get sent to first ladies’ dungeon, and you wouldn’t want that to happen to me.” Shriver also took a swipe at actor Warren Beatty, who charged last month that Schwarzenegger’s tenure consisted of “fake events, fake issues and fake crowds and backdrops.” Shriver told the audience: “When I look in the mirror, I don’t just see a first lady, I don’t just see a Kennedy or a Schwarzenegger, I don’t just see a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister and a friend, and thank God, I don’t see Warren Beatty.” Beatty heard of Shriver’s remarks and responded Thursday afternoon, saying: “I would think Maria might have some trouble looking in the mirror because she knows and I know that all these right-wing, union-busting initiatives are bad for California.” He said the election was designed to produce a low voter turnout and is an abuse of the initiative process. “I feel bad for her,” he added. Schwarzenegger is pushing four ballot measures in the special election. They would extend the probationary period for teachers and make it easier to fire them; require public employee unions to obtain written permission from members to use their dues for political purposes; impose a state spending cap and authorize the governor to make midyear cuts; and strip lawmakers of their power to draw districts. LONG BEACH – Maria Shriver refused to take a stand Thursday on the political agenda of her husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, saying, “We all know what happens to first ladies who shoot their mouths off.” Shriver’s remarks came at the opening session of the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families, an annual conclave the Kennedy family member embraced as her signature event after her Republican husband was elected two years ago. The featured speaker was Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who stole the show during a lunchtime interview with ABC newswoman Barbara Walters. Schwarzenegger also spoke briefly at the conference for thousands of women leaders. In recent months, Shriver has kept silent about a series of Schwarzenegger-backed measures on the Nov. 8 ballot that could undercut the influence of California’s public employee unions and the Democratic-controlled state Legislature. Schwarzenegger spoke only briefly at the conference Thursday evening, ignoring several dozen protesters as he offered his congratulations to a group of scholarship winners. The protesters were escorted from the arena by security as they chanted, “We nurse, we teach, you won’t stop our speech.” Outside, about 100 nurses marched, holding signs and shouting, “Arnold, go home!” Shriver praised Schwarzenegger as a “good and courageous man” whose only agenda is to improve California. Her speech was one of the first in a series of high-profile appearances at the conference. O’Connor, who recently announced her plans to retire after 24 years on the Supreme Court, made it clear early in her interview with Walters that she wouldn’t discuss the sudden withdrawal of Harriet Miers, President Bush’s pick to replace her. “When I announced my intention to retire, I said it would become effective on the nomination and confirmation of my successor,” she said. “It sounds like it may go on a little longer.” 160Want 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


Men’s Basketball Hosts Valparaiso For A Saturday Matinee

first_img Live Audio Buy Tickets The Bulldogs’ 19 wins to date are the program’s most since 2007-08 and put the Bulldogs on the cusp of the sixth 20-win season in program history. Drake’s eight MVC wins to date are tied for the program’s second most since 2008. Story Links ESPN3 The Bulldogs have already converted on the ninth-most three-pointers in program history and Brady Ellingson leads the league in three-point shooting in league action by shooting 41-of-73 from the arc (.562). He has made three or more three-pointers in eight MVC games this season. Overall this season, he ranks fifth nationally in three-point accuracy at 48.1 percent. Live Stats center_img Drake Game Notes Potential MVC Player of the Year candidate Nick McGlynn had an equally impressive showing against the Salukis with 10 points and 13 rebounds to match a career high. He needs one more block to join Aliou Keita as Drake’s all-time leader in blocks. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs earned a 70-59 win at Valparaiso behind a career-high 20 points from D.J. Wilkins. Wilkins has emerged as a potential MVC Freshman of the Year candidate by averaging 12.3 points and 3.1 assists per game in league contests while averaging 35 minutes per game. At SIU he matched a career-high with 20 points to lead the Bulldogs to their fourth conference road win of the season. The Drake University men’s basketball team returns home, where it is 10-2 this season, to host Valparaiso. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. on Mediacom and ESPN3 for the ‘Whiteout’ with the first 2,000 fans receiving a free t-shirt. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs remain home to host Bradley, Feb. 19, at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Peru TPA paying off for corn growers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S.-Peru trade promotion agreement has been instrumental in boosting bilateral trade in food and agricultural products since it went into force on Feb. 1, 2009, including spurring new sales of U.S. commodity corn, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Global Agricultural Information Network report released April 8.“The increase in the export of U.S. corn to Peru provides another outstanding example of how free trade agreements can open markets, creating real opportunity for America’s corn farmers,” said John Linder, an Ohio farmer who chairs the National Corn Growers Association’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team. “With NCGA pushing for policies like Trade Promotion Authority and favorable trade agreements and, once those policies are in place, USGC building markets abroad, the possibilities for farmers are growing by the day. These markets not only help build demand for U.S. corn but also support American jobs and benefit the U.S. economy as a whole.”This marketing year alone, Peru has outstanding sales and accumulated exports of more than 75 million bushels of U.S. corn as of April 16, compared to only 43 million bushels last year at the same time.“The U.S. Grains Council has been particularly active in Peru promoting U.S. corn for the past several years,” said Marri Carrow, USGC Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere “Peruvian buyers are becoming more sophisticated in purchasing grains but have indicated they have a preference for U.S. corn. This trade agreement is a great example of how reducing trade barriers to create mutually beneficial trade partnerships increases opportunities for U.S. products.”Currently, two-thirds of U.S. farm exports to Peru receive duty-free treatment. U.S. corn still has a tariff rate quota of 27.9 million bushels, which was filled within the first week of 2015. While this TRQ is in the process of being phased out over the next nine years, sales of U.S. corn are continuing because of the PTPA.“With last year’s drop in agricultural commodity prices, the price ban system was activated,” Carrow said. “Due to Peru’s PTPA commitments, it could not fully assess the variable levy mandated by the price ban system against U.S. corn. This gave U.S. corn an advantage over corn sourced from other suppliers, including Argentina and Brazil.”Building on this advantage, the Council is engaged in Peru to further expand U.S. corn exports. The job of removing barriers to global grain trade isn’t done, as two key multilateral trade agreements — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — are now being negotiated. These trade agreements would provide a similar benefit to U.S. farmers as the PTPA on a larger scale by easing barriers to free trade in multiple countries in Asia and Europe.last_img read more


A love affair with eggs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest My love affair with eggs started 15 years ago when Jake was in third grade participating in “Egg in the classroom.” This is a wonderful program through 4-H that brings eggs into the classroom to hatch and suck kids into the poultry cult. Just kidding, well kind of. Jake fell in love with chickens and wanted to bring a few home. His cow lovin’ dad responded with “bummer.” The story doesn’t end there but takes a strange twist. Paul said we needed to call Dr. Monke (pronounced Monkey) who is a veterinarian at Select Sires that loves chickens. This may sound like crazy talk but yes, a cattle veterinarian has made genetic advances in the chicken world.With chickens in mind, we headed over to Dr. Monke’s house, where chickens are treated like kings and queens. Needless to say we ended up taking three Austrolorp chicken teenage pullet sisters home with us, followed up by a quick stop to TSC to fill up the cart with chicken “stuff” to put in our cow barn.“Pecker,” “Fluffer” and “Skipper” were the start of Jake’s 10-year adventure with chickens. From chicken heart attacks to a science fair green eggs project to the Dixie Chicks (registered red island red bantams) being mailed from Alabama, we met a lot of chicken people and learned a lot of chicken information — information a cow-loving Dad never thought he needed to know.Google said there are more chickens in the world than any other species of birds or domestic animals. Ohio ranks second in egg production in the U.S. producing more than seven billion eggs yearly with an estimated value of nearly $600 million. Ohio has 30 million laying hens and 10 million pullets (hens less than one year old). Hurrays go to Darke and Mercer counties for being the top two egg producing counties in the U.S. While the egg/chicken industry has dealt with animal welfare criticism in recent years, Ohio egg farmers have adopted broad animal welfare guidelines to provide environments to hens that are safe, humane and disease-free.Celebrate National Egg Month in May with Ohio’s huge impact in this industry. Even with increasing egg prices, eggs continue to provide the cheapest animal protein for your buck. An egg costs about 15 to 20 cents and provides 75 calories, and six grams of protein. Eggs are low in sodium and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. Research shows that eggs are high in choline and may also help prevent age-related memory decline. I am facing another birthday this month, so I am all for that!Backyard chickens are becoming very popular and are so easy. If you select the crossbreds specifically, three chickens can produce over two dozen eggs a week. They are easy to care for with minimal amount of space and supplies. Check out OSU Extension which has information and often classes for beginning backyard poultry “farming.” Over the 10 years Jake had chickens, we had a lot of eggs in the house. The things both crafty and edible you can do with eggs are endless. Celebrate National Egg month with these recipes and the abundance of Ohio Eggriculture!Eat well and healthy!Shelly Berry Pocket Eggy Bread 2 large eggs1 small ripe bananaground nutmegground cinnamon2 thick slices of seeded whole wheat bread5 oz. raspberriesolive oil20 g shelled pistachios4 heaped tablespoons fat-free plain yogurthoney  In a blender, blitz the eggs, peeled banana, and 1 pinch each of nutmeg and cinnamon until smooth, then pour into a wide shallow bowl. Cut your bread 1 inch thick, then cut a slit into the longest side of each slice and wiggle your knife inside to make a pocket. Use your finger to stuff the raspberries inside – pack as many in as you can, but be gentle so you don’t tear the bread. Lay in the eggy mixture and gently squash the bread so it soaks up the eggs. Meanwhile, put a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-low heat with 1 teaspoon of oil, then wipe it around and out with kitchen paper. Pour half the excess egg mixture into one side of the pan, then place a piece of soaked bread on top to give it a lovely pancake layer. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and the other slice alongside it. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden, then confidently flip over to cook for the same amount of time. Meanwhile, smash up the pistachios in a pestle and mortar – toast them first, if you like. Serve the eggy bread dolloped with yogurt, sprinkled with pistachios and an extra pinch of cinnamon and drizzled with a little honey. Serves 2: 344 calories; 14.4g fat; 18.8g pro; 6.7g fiber; 38.2g CHOEggs Benedict Florentine 1 teaspoon olive oil1 (5-ounce) fresh spinach1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg4 slices (about 1 ounce each) sourdough bread, toasted1 teaspoon white vinegar5 large eggs3 tablespoons light mayonnaise1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons water1 tablespoon butter, melted  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; sauté spinach for 3 minutes until wilted. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Arrange toasted sourdough bread on 4 plates; divide spinach among toast slices and set aside. Bring a high-sided skillet filled with 2 inches of water to a simmer; add vinegar. Working one at a time, break each eggs into a ramekin and slide into simmering water. Gently poach 3 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon. Place 1 egg on top of each spinach toast (reserve last egg). In a blender, combine yolk from remaining poached egg (discard white) with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and water; blend until smooth. Add melted butter; blend to combine. Spoon hollandaise over eggs and serve immediately. Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 slice bread, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 tablespoon hollandaise, 1 egg) Mexican Corn and Chile Bake Ohio Poultry Association 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper 3 tablespoons chopped green chilies 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons chili powder 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 eggs 1 cup skim milk 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Evenly coat an 8-inch ovenproof skillet or 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. To make the handle of the skillet ovenproof, wrap completely in aluminum foil. In medium bowl, stir together corn, pepper, chilies, cornmeal, and chili powder. Spread evenly into prepared skillet. Sprinkle with bacon. In same bowl, beat together eggs and milk until well blended. Pour over corn mixture. Bake until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and serve. Makes 4 servings.Fresh Corn and Pasta Frittata 1 1/4 cups egg substitute1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded provolone cheese1 teaspoon olive oil1 cup chopped green onions1 cup presliced mushrooms3/4 c fresh corn kernels (about 1 ear)1 cup cooked angel hair pasta1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheeseGreen onions (optional)  Preheat oven to 450°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well; set aside. Wrap handle of a large nonstick skillet with foil. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, mushrooms, and corn; sauté 4 minutes or until soft. Stir in pasta until well-blended. Add egg substitute mixture; cook 2 minutes or until set around edges. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes or until center is set. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serves 2: Calories 416; Fat 10.6 g; Protein 31.2 g; Carbohydrate 50.4 g; Fiber 4.8 g; Sodium 664 mg.last_img read more


How To Layer Elements On Footage + 16 FREE Overlays

first_imgLearn how to use RocketStock’s FREE 4K volumetric light overlays in this video tutorial.For me, atmospheric elements like fog, haze, or light beams can really take a shot to the next level, but sometimes you don’t have the time or the resources to introduce these elements practically on set. This was the situation I was in on my last shoot. I wanted to add an additional layer of depth to my footage but didn’t have any practical elements available.DOWNLOAD 16 FREE 4K LIGHT AND DUST OVERLAYSLuckily, I was able to source these free 4k overlays and use them to take my footage to the next level. Adding Overlays to FootageApplying these overlays is simple.First, download the 16 free light and dust overlays from Rocketstock by clicking the button below.DOWNLOAD 16 FREE 4K LIGHT AND DUST OVERLAYSImport the folder labeled Volumetric Freebie, and open it up in your browser. There are a ton of particles and overlays to use, so I recommend going through all of them and getting familiar with ones that fit your project best.Find the overlay you like, make your In and Out points, then drag it over your shot.If you are working in a timeline that is not 4K, you’re going to have to scale down your overlay so that it fits the shot below. Right-click the overlay in your timeline, and select Scale to Frame Size.Next, go into your effects panel and click Screen under the Blend Mode dropdown menu.Depending on the effect you want, you can change the scale and opacity to fit your project. I recommend playing around with this effect because there is a lot you can do with it.Special thanks to Blackout Media and Karl Janisse for helping out with the AstroDancer video shoot, and thanks to RocketStock for the free overlays. Do you like working with overlays in your projects, check out this new pack from RocketStock.last_img read more


House panel submits report on Iyer-Mitra

first_imgA House Committee of the Odisha Assembly, which probed the charges of breach of privilege allegedly committed by defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, submitted its report to the Speaker on the opening day of the winter session of the Assembly on Friday.The report of the six-member committee, headed by Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra, along with its recommendations will be tabled in the House on Saturday.The Committee was formed after the Speaker allowed a privilege motion moved by Mr. Mishra.Mr. Iyer-Mitra had first appeared before the Committee on October 23 and apologised for his remarks against the legislators.The defence analyst is in judicial custody following his arrest in two cases filed against him — at Sahid Nagar police station in Bhubaneswar and Konark police station in Puri district.last_img read more