N. Zealand coach wants rules review after ‘hollow’ World Cup final

first_imgHe said that was a shame but the New Zealanders had signed up to the rules that governed the tournament.“At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is,” he told Newstalk ZB.The New Zealand captain and his teammates have been widely praised for the grace with which they accepted the gut-wrenching defeat.“Williamson has shown sports fans and elite athletes alike how to behave with humility, how to accept heartbreak,” stuff.co.nz columnist Kevin Norquay wrote.“You don’t need to smash your equipment, yell at the umpire, or swear at and threaten rival batsmen, even with the stress of a World Cup on your mind; this news will be foreign territory to some.”There have been calls in New Zealand to give the team a ticker-tape parade, regardless of the result.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that was unlikely but she wanted to ensure that the players received “a heroes’ welcome” when they returned to the country.New Zealand Cricket said they were in discussions with the government about when that would take place.“At the moment, however, with some players arriving back at different times, some not arriving back at all, and others having alternative playing commitments, it’s just not practical,” they said.“Hopefully, given the interest surrounding this, we can organise something appropriate in the weeks to come.”Share on: WhatsApp New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson pointed out his team was not defeated on the pitch, saying it instead fell victim to “fine print” in the rules. Here, he reacts as he waits for the trophy presentation after losing the Cricket World Cup final match against England at Lord’s cricket ground in LondonWellington, New Zealand | AFP | New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final “hollow” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.The teams could not be separated at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, so England were handed victory because they had a superior boundary count.“It’s a very, very hollow feeling that you can play 100 overs and score the same amount of runs and still lose the game, but that’s the technicalities of sport,” Stead told reporters in remarks released by New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday.He said such a thrilling match, which has been hailed by many experts as the greatest one-day game in history, deserved a better way to determine the result.“There’s going to be many things they look at over the whole tournament — I’m sure when they were writing the rules they never expected a World Cup final to happen like that,” he said.“I’m sure it’ll be reviewed (and) there’s many different ways that they’ll probably explore.”Stead shrugged off suggestions England had been mistakenly handed an extra run after a throw from a fielder hit the bat of a diving Ben Stokes’ and deflected to the boundary in the final over of regular play.England were awarded six runs but former umpire Simon Taufel said they should only have got five as the batsmen had not crossed for their second run when the throw was made.“I didn’t actually know that,” Stead said. “But at the end of the day the umpires are there to rule.“They’re human as well, like players, and sometimes there’s a mistake but that’s just the human aspect of sport.”– ‘We didn’t lose’ –Skipper Kane Williamson pointed out his team was not defeated on the pitch, saying it instead fell victim to “fine print” in the rules.last_img read more

North Peace Minor Baseball Association hosting baseball clinic this fall

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Minor Baseball Association will host a baseball clinic this September.Coaches from Alberta will travel to the Peace Region to run drills and scrimmage with the NPMBA athletes.The event starts September 8th and will continue two to three times per week, until it concludes with a scrimmage on the 21st.- Advertisement -Registration is only open to 24 players aged 12-15 and costs $80. The $80 fee includes a customized long sleeve T-shirt as well as a hat. Only 10 spots are left so kids looking to participate should sign up fast.To register, visit the North Peace Minor Baseball Association website at: https://www.northpeaceminorbaseball.com/ No payments are needed until the clinic begins.Advertisementlast_img

Quagliarella returns to make history after stalker nightmare

first_img0Shares0000Forward Fabio Quagliarella is back playing for Italy after nearly nine years on the sidelines. © AFP / Miguel MEDINAPARMA, Italy, Mar 27 – Fabio Quagliarella attributed his new-found serenity after years of a stalker nightmare to his stunning form as the 36-year-old on Tuesday became the oldest player to score for Italy.The player from Castellammare di Stabia near Naples converted two penalties in a crushing 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win by the Azzurri over Liechtenstein in Parma. Italy top Group J with six points after also beating Finland 2-0 in Udine on Saturday with goals from youngsters Nicolo Barella, 22, and 19-year-old Moise Kean.Bosnia threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Greece and both are behind Italy on four points followed by Finland on three.Serie A top scorer Quagliarella has earned his recall to Roberto Mancini’s new-look Italy thanks to his 21 goals in 28 league games, two more than Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has managed for Juventus.And he marked his return for the Azzurri after nearly nine years by converting a penalty on 35 minutes, adding a second, also from the spot, just before the break.The Sampdoria player at 36 years and 54 days becomes the oldest player to score for Italy, overtaking Christian Panucci who was 35 years and 62 days when he netted in 2008.“I don’t feel my age, I feel good and I’m very serene,” said Quagliarella, whose career had been blighted by a stalker who forced him to leave Naples in 2010.For months, a former policeman sent hundreds of anonymous letters to his club Napoli claiming the player was involved in organised crime, paedophilia and drug trafficking.Quagliarella was only able to tell the whole story in 2017, when his persecutor was sentenced to almost five years in prison.“It’s a wonderful evening,” said the veteran forward after scoring his ninth goal in 27 caps for Italy.His first international start was in March 2007, with his last in June 2010, before Mancini revived his international career.“Quagliarella deserved this call, because he is the Capocannoniere (top scorer) in Serie A this season,” said the Italy coach.“I want to thank my teammates,” continued Quagliarella.“After the two goals they encouraged me to get a third one too, but it didn’t happen.“I thank Jorginho and (Leonardo) Bonucci because they’re the penalty takers and they told me to kick.“They said: ‘The evening is yours, you kick it’.”Stefano Sensi had headed Italy in front after 17 minutes with Marco Verratti adding a second after 32 minutes.Kean nodded in his second Italy goal on 69 minutes with substitute Leonardo Pavoletti, 30, who got his first Italy start in the second half to replace Quagliarella, adding a sixth.“After failing to qualify for the World Cup we wanted to bring enthusiasm back to the group and to the fans,” said Verratti.– ‘Mission accomplished’ –Quagliarella and Sensi started up front with Juventus forward Kean in a three-man attack.The veteran striker was denied early before Leonardo Spinazzola set up Sensi to head in for his first senior Italy goal after 17 minutes.Verratti broke through to curl in the second after 32 minutes for his second goal in the Azzurri jersey.Italy were awarded a penalty for a Nicolas Hasler handball and Quagliarella made no mistake.A searing Kean effort clipped the bar before Liechtenstein’s Daniel Kaufmann was sent off for handling a Verratti clearance with Quagliarella taking the second penalty on 43 minutes.Pavoletti got his senior Azzurri debut and Quagliarella received a standing ovation as he left the Stadio Tardini pitch.“This standing ovation is a memory I will always cherish,” said Quagliarella.“I also thank Mancini who gave me this opportunity.”Four minutes later the Cagliari forward completed the rout off a rebound as Italy — European champions in 1968 and runners-up in 2000 and 2012 — kept their unbeaten run in qualifiers going back nearly 13 years.“Mission accomplished,” said Mancini.“The result was obvious, but it was important that we score goals.”Italy next play Greece and Bosnia in June.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe Department of Agriculture announced today the Minister will introduce a new fishing penalty point system that will sequentially apply EU penalty points in conjunction with the prosecution process, unlike the current system which sees fishermen unfairly treated according to Independent TD Thomas Pringle.“I very much welcome the decision announced today by the Minister for Agriculture to change the current penalty point system. The Minister has confirmed that the assignment of points will not happen until the conclusion of any prosecution that is taking place,” said Pringle“I and many fishermen have campaigned long and hard for this change. I have repeatedly brought this issue up in the Dáil and through various means so it is good to see that progress is happening.” “It means that now if the courts decide that an infringement did not take place that the points will not apply. This goes a long way to meeting the concerns of fishermen in the treatment of penalty points offences, however more reform is needed.”“I would urge that the Department consider further changes including an assurance that if penalty points are applied to a license without a prosecution that adequate recourse to the courts is provided for in the system to ensure fair procedure is guaranteed. It is a basic principle in Irish law that recourse to the courts is provided for.”“I will be speaking to the Minister directly in the Dáil this evening to seek further assurances on this and to discuss in more detail, the implications of these changes. I look forward to working closely with the Minister on this issue and other concerns regarding fishermen in Donegal and across the country” concluded Pringle.PRINGLE WELCOMES CHANGES TO FISHERIES PENALTY POINTS SYSTEM was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Students receive pro help on CD

first_img “At the meetings, we talk about music and our CD, whatever it takes to promote ourselves,” he said. “There’s nothing else like this on campus, nothing so dedicated to our art. We’re trying to increase the attention that music gets instead of it all being about football or basketball. “We’re trying to make another compilation CD and do a college radio push, get into more stores and sell our CDs at shows. It’s hard to get into the big-box stores like Best Buy, but they’re going to sell our CD at World Music in a few weeks.” Battaglia, 17, said the new CD will have a bigger variety of musical styles. “Deejay Mike over there does some electronic dance music, so we’ll have some of that, some acoustic and less rock,” he said. Along with his deejaying expertise, Michael Badal, 16, is the drummer for The Uprising, a Christian rock group also featured on the DIA CD. “This is the only outlet in school that lets me express myself artistically,” he said. Not all of the members wield axes or wail into microphones. Brian Napoli, 16, is involved with the band because he enjoys the activity. “I like the thought of supporting musicians and experiencing how diverse the world can be with music and sports,” he said. “There are so many things out there. DIA can open up the minds of people to accept what others want to accomplish.” Chelsea Spirto, 15, “messes around” on guitar and piano in a loosely formed ska band with her friend Alex Herrington. “We’re not officially a band, but we have a friend who plays trumpet,” she said. “We have a name (Stark Naked and the Car Thieves), a trumpet and a dream.” “I play guitar, bass and piano,” Herrington said. “I’m a triple threat.” She also writes concert reviews on her MySpace blog. “There are so many good local bands and not many outlets,” Spirto said. “I love DIA as a club. Everybody’s different, but they’re not individual.” The teamwork is what Koroshec is working on. Having a room full of aspiring musicians is fun, but getting them to take the music world seriously and work together to be heard is his goal. “The students do everything, from writing the releases to the cover art,” he said. “I’m lucky to have faithful, committed students. Everybody does what they’re good at.” A 1993 graduate of Hart High, Koroshec formed his band with friends at school and they took their act on the road. “We all grew up here and have stayed friends,” he said. “That’s what I try to teach the kids: I don’t care how you play, but can we get along?” With The Autumns, he has enjoyed success in Europe and has had tunes featured on such TV shows as “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five.” The group recently scored the film “Searching for Angela Sheldon,” but the mortgage still gets paid by his teaching gig, something Koroshec is trying to drill into the young musician’s heads. “My band has an international fan base on the Internet,” he said. “But I still teach to make a living. I try to impress on my students that success is measured by being able to make art and have people appreciate it. The music industry is no place to go to make a lot of money.” To purchase a copy of DIA Volume I, e-mail fkorosh@hartdistrict.org or call (661) 297-3900. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The first mission of the club was creating a compilation CD, which was financed by a campus concert in February and mastered at Capitol Records in the spring. Eleven Saugus High bands of the punk rock genre are featured on the CD, which was released in May. Now, DIA’s task is marketing the CD and working on the next one. If there is a chord Koroshec is trying to strike, it’s harmony. “I tell them that, in the (music) industry, you might make a blip on the map, but you’ll still be dirt poor,” he said. “It’s important to push yourself and learn how to network. That’s how I see this group: working together, a microcosm of how you can do it in the bigger world. Life can’t all be rock and roll. It has to be more diverse.” His formula seems to be working, as new DIA groups have sprung up at West Ranch High and Bowman high schools. Guitarist Matt Battaglia of the band Bringing Back Valentine, which was featured on the debut CD, is the current president. SAUGUS – In a future Grammy Awards ceremony, don’t be surprised if some of the winners thank DIA – and they won’t be talking about any spiritual being. Developing Independent Artists is a club started by Saugus High English teacher Frank Koroshec to help musicians promote their art and give them an insider’s perspective on the industry. Koroshec plays with the group The Autumns, touring Europe and enjoying some club success domestically “so I’m familiar with the instability and lack of money in the rock world. “I’m trying to get them to build a social network to market themselves,” he said. last_img read more

South Africa approves CO2 capture plan

first_img7 May 2012 South Africa’s Cabinet has approved a plan to capture and store carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, in deep geologic formations.“Cabinet endorsed the Carbon Capture and Storage Roadmap,” Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane said at a media briefing in Pretoria on Friday.Carbon capture and storage has been identified in the government’s long-term mitigation scenarios plan as one of the options to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, one of the main drivers behind global warming.“One of government’s strategic objectives is mitigation against carbon emissions and adaptation to the impact of climate change,” Chabane said following the Cabinet’s latest fortnightly meeting.South Africa relies heavily on fossil fuels (coal, gas and oil) for its energy production.Chabane said South Africa had voluntarily committed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 34 percent by 2020, and by 45 percent by 2025, on condition that the requisite technological and financial support was provided.“Carbon capture and storage can reduce CO2 emissions by 80 to 90 percent … particularly CO2 from sources such as electricity generation plants, coal-to-liquid plants and cement manufacturing plants,” he said.Carbon capture and storage involves capturing CO2 from a point source, such as a power station or coal-to-fuel plant; transporting it, usually by pipeline; and pumping it down a borehole into porous rock formations deep underground, where it is contained and stored.A recently-released Geological Storage Atlas has identified potential carbon capture and storage areas in South Africa.It is understood the next step in the carbon capture and storage “roadmap” process will be a test injection of CO2 into a suitable geologic formation, to determine whether such storage can be safely undertaken in South Africa.Sapalast_img read more

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation awards $47,500 in scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year.This is the eleventh year for the OSCF Scholarship Program, which was created to encourage undergraduate students to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, science and technology, as well as to support ongoing graduate-level research. Since 2008, the OSCF scholarship program has awarded $310,000 in scholarship funds to students studying agriculture or a related field at Ohio colleges or universities.Undergraduate scholarships of $3,000 each were awarded to Wyatt Jones, Tanner Matthews, Kayle Mast, Abby Motter and Mikayla Storck.  A $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Monica Pennewitt as she will be graduating in the winter of 2018.  The annual $3,000 FLM Harvest Scholarship, awarded to students in the field of agriculture communications or business, was awarded to Lea Kimley. The annual $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named in honor of a Battelle research scientist who has made tremendous contributions to the soybean industry, was awarded to Matthew Klopfenstein. The Robinson W. Joslin scholarship was awarded to Rex Tietje. The annual $3,000 scholarship was created to honor a long-time leader in the soybean industry both in Ohio and nationally, who passed away in May of 2016.Graduate scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to Will Hamman, Emma Matcham, Krystel Navarro, and Linda Weber.“Congratulations to the 2018-2019 OSCF scholarship recipients,” said Bill Bateson, OSC board member, soybean farmer from Hancock County and scholarship selection committee member. “These students are bright and have already contributed to the success of the soybean industry. We cannot wait to see what they do in the future.”  Undergraduate Winners:Wyatt Jones of Salem, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agriscience Education.Lea Kimley of South Charleston, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agriculture Communication.Matthew Klopfenstein of Haviland, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agricultural Engineering.Tanner Matthews of Ohio City, Ohio is a sophomore at the Ohio State University studying Agricultural Systems Management.Kayle Mast of London, Ohio is a sophomore at Wilmington College studying Agronomy.Abby Motter of Mansfield, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agriscience Education.Monica Pennewitt of Wilmington, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Plant Pathology.  Mikayla Storck of New Carlisle, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agribusiness and Applied Economics.Rex Tietje of Deshler, Ohio is a junior at the Ohio State University studying Agricultural Systems Management.  Graduate Winners: Will Hamman of Columbus, Ohio is pursuing his Master of Science in Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University. His research consists of two major segments, one focusing on seeding rates for different management zones and zone delineation. A second part focuses on how soybeans change their plant architecture as well as how changing the seeding rates affect harvest loss and combine fuel use when soybeans are harvested.Emma Matcham of Columbus, Ohio is pursuing her Master of Science in Agronomy at the Ohio State University. Emma is determining which components of field variability have an impact on ideal seeding rate. She is also looking at how to delineate homogenous zones based on those variables and how to set seeding rates for each zone.Krystel Navarro of Wooster, Ohio is pursuing her Doctorate in Plant Pathology at the Ohio State University. Her research uses an amplicon-based metagenomics approach to study oomycete populations in Ohio and to determine the effects of environment, agricultural practices, soybean cultivar, and soil physical properties in species diversity and abundance.Linda Weber of Wooster, Ohio is pursuing her Master of Science in Plant Pathology at the Ohio State University. Her research is focused on the management of soybean diseases, mainly through studying the effectiveness of host resistance. Her research also involves several other disease issues, from preventing the spread of fungicide resistance to the screening of soybean cultivars for resistance to a certain set of pathogens.last_img read more

We must convert penalty corners

first_imgThe atmosphere for India’s matches has been unbelievable, and the Indian team needs to make use of it in the gold medal match against Australia. Whatever one says the crowd makes a difference and playing under such conditions can be a daunting prospect.Once India gets on a roll they feed on the crowd’s passion and tend to dominate proceedings. The hosts will also take heart from the fact that they dominated Australia for about 25 minutes of the first half in their league match.The Aussies tend to go for full court press in the first 10 minutes of each half and we need to keep them in check during that period. Another crucial factor will be penalty corner conversions.They played a key role in our victory over Pakistan and we cannot afford to miss out on these opportunities. We matched England in fitness and forced them to play at our own pace, which made them tire towards the end of the match. We need to continue in the same vein in the final.Another source of hope could be that Australia usually has one bad game in the tournament and they are yet to have one here. Luck also seems to be in India’s favour as can be seen from the England penalty corner that hit the frame of the goal when they were ahead 3-1.Also after the 5-2 win over India in the earlier match there may be an element of complacency which the Indians can exploit. Our game has improved as the competition has gone on. India still plays in patches but at least the flow is there.advertisementWe have started to beat opposition players with our stickwork. Sardar Singh has been the most-consistent player so far. A lot of hard work, though, will be needed to put it across Australia that frankly is a better team.The only way the gap can be made up is by raising energy levels and showing superior fitness. That is why the selectors picked just one goalkeeper in the squad to facilitate more rolling substitutions during the game.Chetri has done alright till now, although he was at fault for one of the goals in the match against Australia. The defence is still a cause for concern as we still leave players unmarked inside our own circle.We tend to use man-to-man marking these days while all the other top teams use a zonal-cum-manto-man system.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Praveen in ugly spat with fans, says a report

first_imgIf injuries and back-to-back Test defeats were not enough, the Indian team’s tour of England has taken another disastrous turn as pacer Praveen Kumar reportedly got into a spat with fans after the practice match against Nothamptonshire.According to a report on the website pakpassion. net , large groups of Indian fans encircled the visitors’ team bus as they attempted to make an exit from the County ground.While most of the banter directed towards the players was good natured and in support of the Indian team, as it had been throughout the day, things turned ugly shortly before the team bus departed.Praveen reportedly charged out of the team bus with a bat in his hand.He apparently had to be restrained by teammate Suresh Raina as he lunged towards a group of supporters. Praveen could be seen pointing at a group of fans and had to be restrained by stewards.The website reported that it did not stop at that and medium pacer Munaf Patel left his seat to complain to stewards that the fans were being disrespectful to him and some teammates.”Munaf was seen speaking to the stewards and pointing towards the fans and asking stewards to intervene in the issue.stunned fans looked on at the bizarre events, not long after Munaf went back to his seat, Praveen once again leapt out the team bus and made a charge for the same group of fans who he had attempted to lunge towards him a few minutes earlier,” the report said.advertisementThe stewards once again had restrain Praveen as he hurled abuse and pointed at one particular fan. Raina once again played peacemaker and brought Praveen back to the team bus.It was then the turn of the Indian security manager come face to face with the young fan as another verbal exchange ensued. Once again the stewards had to intervene just as the incident was about escalate. The young fan was dragged away by stewards and taken out of the ground.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

JSW Sportss Pro Kabaddi team is called Haryana Steelers

first_imgMumbai, May 20 (PTI) JSW Sports, who acquired a franchise for the 2017 season of the Pro Kabaddi League (SSPKL), announced today that the team would be called Haryana Steelers. The Steelers, who will play out of Haryana, are one of four new teams (Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu being the others) that have joined the Pro Kabaddi League. With 12 teams in all, the competition will commence in July and continue until October as opposed to the two short stints last year. “The manner in which the PKL has swiftly turned around the way Kabaddi is played, viewed and followed is fantastic to say the least. We are thrilled to be part of the ride this season. We couldnt have asked for a more apt place than Haryana to field a team out of, given it is where our family hails from and that it has always been a hotbed for athletes who have gone on to do the nation proud,? said Parth Jindal, Director, JSW Sports. JSW Sports also confirmed the appointment of Ranbir Singh Khokkar as coach of the Haryana Steelers. Khokkar, a native Haryanvi and formal national Kabaddi player, boasts of more than 35 years of coaching experience, leading India to gold medals at the 11th Asian Games in Beijing in 1990 and the 4th Asian Indoor Games in Incheon in 2013. Khokkar is also known for his contribution to the Iranian Kabaddi team that now boasts of talents such as Fazel Athrachali and Meraj Sheykh, strong forces in the Pro Kabaddi League. Commenting on his appointment, Khokkar said, “I look forward to working with a team such as JSW Sports who are focused on the development of sport in the country and the professional management of sports teams. Their experience in team management and the infrastructure they provide will be a big benefit to a team that?s making its debut.” The Pro Kabaddi League goes into player auctions on May 22. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more