Cameron welcomes BCCI’s move to resume ties

first_imgMUMBAI, India, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron, has hailed the resumption of bilateral ties with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), as the region prepares to host India in a four-Test series starting in July. The BCCI announced yesterday it had resumed relations with the WICB after resolving “outstanding issues” pertaining to the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago, when West Indies players quit the one-day tour over pay issues with their board. “We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties,” Cameron said in a statement. “West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams.” Last December, the WICB announced an agreement to play the four-Test series in the Caribbean, following discussions with BCCI president, Shashank Manohar. The agreement was a crucial step in the thawing of relations between the two bodies and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur yesterday underscored the importance of the upcoming series. “The BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB. We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours,” he said. “This tour will further strengthen the bond between the Indian and the West Indian fans, who have over the years patronised this glorious game of cricket.” The BCCI had moved swiftly to suspend relations with the WICB, following the abandoned tour which also led to the cancellation of the scheduled Test tour. An upset BCCI blamed the WICB for the abandonment and lodged a US$42 million claim for losses incurred due to the cancellation, and threatened legal action if the Caribbean board did not show how the amount would be settled. At the time, the BCCI labelled the Windies pullout a “monumental disaster” and said it had been faced with “huge revenue losses, a loss of reputation and is at risk of losing valuable commercial partners.” The BCCI has since waived the US$42 million claim.last_img read more

QPR v Ipswich line-ups: Onuoha a sub, duo recalled, youngster plays, Ipswich make change

first_imgNedum Onuoha, available again after suspension, is among QPR’s substitutes for the game against Ipswich at Loftus Road.It means Joel Lynch continues at centre-back – and as captain. Irish youngster Ryan Manning, who made his senior debut in the win at Wolves, also keeps his place.Rangers make two changes, with Jordan Cousins and Ariel Borysiuk starting in place of Sandro and Yeni Ngbakoto.Massimo Luongo is still out, while Tjaronn Chery and Sebastian Polter are absent again.Ipswich make one change, with Josh Emmanuel replacing Grant Ward.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Hall, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Borysiuk, Cousins, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Onuoha, Washington, El Khayati, Ngbakoto, Shodipo, Sandro.Ipswich: Bialkowski, Emmanuel, Chambers, Webster, Berra, Kenlock. Skuse, Bru, Lawrence, McGoldrick, Pitman.Subs: Gerken, Varney, Knudsen, Douglas, Dozzell, Ward, Sears.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Case IH announces revolutionary, new 2000 series Early Riser planter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest All-new row unit designed for high-speed planting and precise placement for fast, uniform emergence Case IH announces the award-winning 2000 series Early Riser planter featuring an all-new row unit. Building on a tradition of Agronomic Design, these rugged new planters have been engineered to operate at higher speeds to deliver fast and uniform emergence. The new planter has already been recognized with the agricultural engineering community’s prestigious AE50 award for 2016.“After years of customer feedback and extensive engineering development, we are proud to announce a new generation of smart planting technology,” said Tony McClelland, planter marketing manager, Case IH. “This new Early Riser planter series provides the first factory integration of Precision Plantingcomponents in North America, resulting in what we believe is the industry’s most accurate planter. But make no mistake, we didn’t just put a new meter on our current toolbars. This is an all-new row unit designed by Case IH with toolbars engineered to deliver top accuracy at higher speeds.”Competitive test-plot research showed that the new Early Riser planter delivered more accurate seed placement and faster emergence at high speeds than comparable competitive models.“The results are clear,” said McClelland. “We outyielded our competition. Whether planting laser-straight rows at 10 miles per hour, or a contoured field, the new Early Riser planter was consistently accurate. Furthermore, the new rugged design demonstrated outstanding durability and reliability.”All-new, best-in-class rugged row unit — delivering speed, precision and performance Built with heavy-duty cast components, the 2000 series stands up to high speeds and tough, fast-changing conditions. An industry-leading 26-inch toolbar clearance, plus a 60% increase in vertical row-unit travel, helps accommodate uneven terrain without sacrificing accurate seed depth and consistent closing.Where seed meets soil, larger and heavier Earth Metalblades provide long-lasting durability. An agronomic offset design allows the leading opener to slice through tough crop residue and ensures proper seed-to-soil contact, while self-adjusting mud scrapers ensure consistent performance in heavy, wet soils.Exclusive trailed gauge wheels with soil-relief grooves help row units ride better in rough seed bed conditions while minimizing sidewall compaction. All this leads to a more consistent seed bed, uniform germination and earlier emergence. Aligning the gauge wheels alongside offset openers provides better results, no matter the soil type.New, larger inverted closing disks provide gentle and consistent soil coverage back over the seed. Then the press wheel ensures the proper seed-to-soil contact necessary for uniform germination and emergence. An in-cab adjustment option can fine-tune closing disk down-pressure to suit different field conditions.Integrated game-changing technology delivers precise seed placement As the only planter designed and built with integrated Precision Planting components, producers can realize next-generation planting technology — direct from the factory.“While others in the marketplace may offer some of these components, only the 2000 series Early Riser planter was designed to integrate Precision Planting technology with the industry’s most agronomically designed row unit,” said McClelland.Developed specifically for the 2000 series Early Riser planter, the all-new seed meter and electric drive deliver accurate and consistent seed singulation, populations and in-row spacing for a variety of crop types. The vSet 2 meter and vDrive electric drive systems offer precise seed metering and curve compensated spacing with the simplicity of tool-free crop changes and adjustments. Additionally, the new minihopper and its single air-intake screen is easy to access and clean.“The electric meter and DeltaForce allow each row unit to function like a single row planter,” added McClelland. “Every row unit reacts automatically to its own particular conditions, from curve compensated spacing, to an automatic up/down force system for precise depth control.” In addition, row-by-row shut-offs for seed, liquid fertilizer and chemical can greatly reduce input costs and create even greater efficiencies.For the most accurate seed delivery and placement, the 2000 series Advanced Seed Delivery option includes the new SpeedTube. Available for corn and soybeans, it uses a flighted belt delivery to control the seed from the meter to the furrow, eliminating the drop and tumble variability of traditional gravity drop tubes — especially at high speeds. The SpeedTube belt moves at a rate that increases and decreases with planter speed, ensuring optimal seed spacing. Furthermore, a SpeedTube planter can be easily transformed to conventional seed tubes for additional crop-type versatility, with no tools required.Tailored, flexible and dependable The new Early Riser planter in-cab controls offer complete customization. Producers can choose between the total planter control of Advanced Seed Information, available with a single screen through the Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 display, or the FieldViewwith the 20/20 SeedSense options available from Precision Planting.Designed for simplicity and serviceability, the new Early Riser planter features fewer parts than previous models, which means easier operation and less maintenance. “We engineered this planter so producers can spend more of their day planting,” said McClelland. “A streamlined design makes service access easy and simplifies adjustments.”The new Early Riser planter makes switching between crops quick and easy. A simple, accessible T-handle depth adjustment makes changing seeding depth in 1/8-inch increments quick and easy. An indexing system provides consistency across all row units, and an alphanumeric scale makes it easy to confirm all row units are set at the same depth.2016 AE50 award recognizes innovationThe new Early Riser 2150 planter has already been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). ASABE annually recognizes the most innovative products that will best advance engineering for the agricultural industry with the AE50 awards.First public reveal at National Farm Machinery Show 2016The first of the new 2000 series Early Riser planter models, the Early Riser 2150 model, will debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville in February. Producers attending Commodity Classic in New Orleans in March will also be able to see the new planter and discuss features with Case IH representatives. First models, which include 12-, 16- and 24-row 30-inch front fold machines, will be available for the 2017 planting season.A planter to match every farmMcClelland indicates that while the new Early Riser 2150 will represent the latest planter technology available, not all producers will want to invest in these advancements. Case IH will still be producing the benchmark of all planters, the cost-efficient Early Riser with ASM (Advanced Seed Meter) technology. “In addition, there will be the option to order the current Early Riser planter factory-ready for integration with Precision Planting components,” said McClelland.The three options of planting technology ensure that Case IH is addressing the needs of every producer’s individual planting needs.For more information, visit your local Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com/newearlyriser.last_img read more

Brave 22: Stephen Loman retains world title as Team Lakay bets rise

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The victory marks the third time Loman has defended his title.In the co-main event, John Brewin carved out a gritty split decision victory over Cian Cowley in their lightweight tussle.“To tell you the truth, if not for Cian … they put me here and they gave me a shot. I hope I could keep on putting on this kind of performances [moving forward],” the Brewin said.Also mounting a stellar performance was Rolando Dy, who made quick work of Mehmosh Raza,“I would die before losing in front of my family, friends, and countrymen,” Dy said during a candid speech shortly after the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Jeremy Pacatiw, Loman’s teammate, rolled to his third-straight win in the promotion.The young Team Lakay ward shot for an armbar to submit compatriot Mark Alcoba in the third round.The famed Baguio City stable went on a 4-1 run in the event.Other resultsJomar Pa-ac (Philippines) def. Satya Behuria (India; Unanimous decisionHussain Ayyad (Bahrain) def. Jason Vergara (Philippines); Submission, R1 (anaconda choke)Jayson Margallo (Philippines) def. Rex de Lara (Philippines); Unanimous decisionHarold Banario (Philippines) def. Ariel Oliveros (Philippines); Submission, R1 (knee bar)Main CardRolando Dy (Philippines) def. Mehmosh Raza (Pakistan); Technical knockout – R1 Stephen Loman retains his bantamweight title anew. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Brandon MagpantayMANILA, Philippines–It took Stephen Loman four rounds to finally make Elias Boudegzdame’s knees shake.But once he did, he went on relentlessly to keep his foe on the ground and the retain bantamweight title during Brave CF’s “Storm of Warriors” showpiece at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Loman’s big moment came in late in the fourth round. The striker out of Benguet tagged his Algerian assignment with a solid left before finishing him on the canvas via ground and pound.“I’d like to dedicate this fight to all of you,” said Team Lakay’s Loman, who was defending his strap for the first time on home soil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBoudegzdame, for his part, was tough as nails. He tried to match Loman early on, giving the Filipino striker a dose of his own medicine.A submission specialist, Boudegzdame went after Loman’s back repeatedly. But the fighter—who goes by the moniker “Smile”—had his smirk replaced with a bruise on the cheek as the fight unraveled. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jeremy Pacatiw (Philippines) def. Marc Alcoba (Philippines); Submission, R3 (arm bar)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao offers his prayers to victims of Christchurch mass shooting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View commentslast_img read more

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Now the club that was trampled over for so many years by Manchester United — and had to escape the third tier 20 years ago this month — is the force of English football with four titles in eight seasons. City finished first in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and ’14 led by Manuel Pellegrini, then under Guardiola became the first repeat champion in a decade.Guardiola earned six league titles as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona in the 1990s, the had hat tricks of league titles as coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich“I push my staff,” Guardiola said, “and I push myself.”He sets standards on the field that require rivals to raise theirs.City trailed Liverpool by seven points in late December but won its final 14 games after a Jan. 29 defeat at Newcastle and finished with 98 points, the second-highest total in English history behind its 100 last year. Liverpool, chasing its first championship in 29 years, finished with the highest total for a non-champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Liverpool was exceptional, I don’t mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn’t deserve to lose,” said 33-year-old City captain Vincent Kompany, who helped maintain the lead last week when his long-range goal in the second half provided a 1-0 win over Leicester. “It makes me so much more happy that we played such a great team all season.”During a 21-minute stretch in the first half at Brighton, City gave up hope to Liverpool supporters at Anfield, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) to the northwest.With both grounds bathed in brilliant sunshine, Sadio Mané put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later — the first time the champions had trailed in a league game since January.“We heard the Brighton fans singing ‘1-0 to Liverpool’ just at the moment we conceded,” Kompany said.Even when Sergio Agüero leveled 83 seconds after Glenn Murray’s header, City only moved back into top spot when Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Riyad Mahrez’s corner in the 38th minute.It turned out to be the goal that decided the title.But there were still nerves to be eased in the second half. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City in a record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.There was a stylish conclusion to City’s title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored from a free kick in the 72nd minute for the team’s 95th goal in 38 league matches.“We were creating chances, finding the gaps, imposing ourselves,” Kompany said. “Though the pitch was slow I felt we were magnificent. We did everything we needed to do in a game such as today.”City became the first team to retain the trophy since Manchester United won its third straight in the 2007-08, one of 10 it earned under manager Alex Ferguson. Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)BRIGHTON, England— All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck.It happens a lot.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss A fitting finale MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated As City flew back to Manchester for a celebration with fans outside its Etihad Stadium, United supporters were reeling from a loss to Cardiff that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finish in sixth — 32 points behind its neighbor — and without any silverware.City remains on course for an English treble, having already collected a League Cup and preparing for the FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday.“We’ll go and celebrate,” Kompany said, “but we’re also thinking of that next game on Saturday.”Winning isn’t addictive just for Guardiola.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title race and giving Guardiola eight league championships over 10 years in three countries.“Winning the title gives you a lot of energy,” Guardiola said after the clinching 4-1 victory over Brighton, “and is so addictive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWinning was become routine for City in a way it never was before the flow of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth began in 2008.When Sheikh Mansour bought City, City’s only English championships in a history stretching back to 1880 were won in 1937 and 1968. 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