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Zidane summons the entire squad by video call

first_imgAlthough it was the first group video call, these days the contact between the players is permanent. The WhatsApp group is especially active, with everyone at home with free time. In addition, Dupont, the physical trainer, sends them daily the plan that they must follow to maintain their shape, which almost all of them later complete with the specific work of their personal trainers.Another custom that has become common during these days of confinement is the iques pikes ’of the players through online games. In video games, there are two that stand out from the rest: FIFA and Fortnite. Any excuse is good to kill the bug of competition that everyone begins to have … Zidane “summoned” the entire squad this afternoon in a multiple video call in which he chatted at the same time with the 25 members of the first squad. It is the first time that they all meet at the same time during the 22 days they have been at home. since they had to leave Valdebebas for the positive of Thompkins on March 12.The French coach took this initiative to make ‘pineapple’ and also to liven up the confinement of these days of the players at home. The coach’s contact with the staff is constant, both individually and in the different WhatsApp groups they have. Although it is the first time during these days that they all see each other at the same time. The conversation started with familiar topics, taking an interest in the situation of everyone’s loved ones, since the health of the players Zidane already knew (they are all fine). After that it has happened to the jokes. Little or nothing has been said about football and the return to conversation, a topic that the players have parked in view of the seriousness of the situation that is being experienced.last_img read more

Tough phase for WI, says skipper Holder

first_img Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, in the meantime, in expressing delight at the win, said his bowlers did well. “Tricky weather, first day, winning the toss and bowling, there was only one chance to get them out quickly with the weather. The bowlers did well, especially Amir in the first innings and Yasir,” he said. The second match in the three-Test series will begin on Saturday in Bridgetown, Barbados. SCOREBOARD Captain Jason Holder believes a much better first-innings display could have resulted in a different outcome to the first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test, which ended with the West Indies going down by seven wickets to Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday. Set just 32 for victory late in the morning session of the final day, Pakistan achieved their target for the loss of three second innings wickets shortly after lunch. The tourists ended on 36 for three to go along with their first innings total of 407. The West Indies in their first innings made 286 and 152 in their second. “Not enough runs in the first innings. We lost wickets early, and could never consolidate with any partnership in the middle. We needed to get in excess of 300 runs, but didn’t,” said Holder. ” ”We lost early wickets again in the second innings, which also affected us. Yes, Yasir Shah did bowl wonderfully, but we could have batted a lot better,” he said. Starting on 93 for four and still needing another 28 runs to make Pakistan bat again, the West Indies were hoping for another rearguard effort, which in similar circumstances saw them pull off a dramatic draw against India last summer. However, unlike the last occasion, where middle-order batsman Roston Chase recorded his maiden Test century, and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and all-rounder Jason Holder scored half-centuries, it was not to be. Having resumed with middle-order batsman Vishaul Singh and night watchman, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, both not out on zero, the West Indies went on to lose their last six wickets for a mere 59 runs. Debutant Singh was the first to be dismissed when he misjudged an inswinging delivery from left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir and was bowled for nine with the score on 110. He was followed by Bishoo, who with the total on 129, pushed at a ball outside off stump from Mohammad Abbas and was caught behind for 18. Dowrich, zero from five balls, Holder 14 from 25 and pacer Alzarri Joseph one from two, soon perished before leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who ended with figures six for 63, claimed the wicket of last man, Shannon Gabriel, without scoring. Chase, having batted for close to an hour, was left not out on 16. Shah, who took two for 91 in the first innings, was named Man of the Match. ”It’s a tough phase, but it is what it is. We just got to stick together and learn,” continued Holder. ‘”I have full confidence in this young group, but we definitely need to get off to better starts. Kraigg Brathwaite couldn’t get going in this Test match, for example. The last time when we beat Pakistan late last year, he carried his bat through both innings.” Delight West Indies 1st Innings 286 Pakistan 1st Innings 407 West Indies 2nd Innings (overnight 93 for four) D. Bishoo c Younis Khan b Abbas 18 Vishal Singh b Mohammad Amir 9 R. Chase not out 16 +S Dowrich lbw b Abbas 0 *J. Holder c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 14 A. Joseph lbw b Yasir Shah 1 S. Gabriel c Abbas b Yasir Shah 0 Extras (lb5) 5 Total (all out, 52.4 overs) 152 Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Brathwaite), 2-72 (Hetmyer), 3-84 (Hope), 4-89 (Powell), 5-110 (Singh), 6-129 (Bishoo), 7-129 (Dowrich), 8-151 (Holder), 9-152 (Joseph), 10-152 (Gabriel) Bowling: Mohammad Amir 14-4-20-1, Mohammad Abbas 11-1-35-2, Yasir Shah 21.1-4-63-6, Wahab Riaz 6-0-29-1. Pakistan 2nd Innings (target: 32 runs) Azhar Ali b Joseph 1 Ahmed Shehzad c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 6 Babar Azam not out 9 Younis Khan lbw b Bishoo 6 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 12 Extras (lb2) 2 Total (3 wkts, 10.5 overs) 36 Did not bat: Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed+, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas. Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Ahmed Shehzad), 2-7 (Azhar Ali), 3-24 (Younis Khan) Bowling: Gabriel 3-1-7-1, Joseph 3-1-6-1, Bishoo 2.5-0-19-1, Holder 2-1-2-0. Result: Pakistan won by seven wickets. Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 1-0. Man-of-the-Match: Yasir Shah. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV -B Oxenford.last_img read more

Robust Management Scheme for Grebo/Krahn National Park Released

first_imgParticipants at the start of the workshop to accelerate the protection and security of the Grebo/Krahn National Park— FDA, partners set IMET strategy in motion A robust management scheme that focuses on accelerating the protection and security of the Grebo/Krahn National Park in the truest sense of the word has been officially released, and subsequently endorsed by all stakeholders in Monrovia, a release from the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) said on Friday, November 15, 2019.According to the release, stakeholders reached the decision at the end of a four–day workshop beginning November 11-14, 2019.Formulated by the FDA in collaboration with the OIPR, a French version of an international protected area management consultant Tamar Ron, and supported by the GIZ/AMBERO, the strategy named: “Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool (IMET), is expected to infuse more vigor to the management of the Grebo National park, located in Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties.The IMET is an internationally acceptable mechanism often applied to a given area where conservation results are deemed agreeable and supportable.More importantly, according to the release, the planning, monitoring and evaluation of protected areas within the Tai-Grebo-Krahn and Sapo landscapes, is a paramount tool to guide management decisions, and ensure the harmonization in the frame work of an improved trans-boundary cooperation between Liberia and Ivory Coast.In the spirit of the framework of the current technical cooperation between the Ivorian office of Parks and Reserves (OIPR), and the FDA, a training of trainers workshop was organized in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire to build capacity on the IMET instrument to technicians from OIPR, and FDA in July 2019.Hence, the workshop was aimed at enhancing the understanding of the tool by both technicians from Liberia and the Ivory Coast to enable them practically apply it to the Grebo/Krahn National Park, and make it operationally feasible as far as international standard is concerned.Under the IMET arrangement, 16 staff members from the FDA are expected to benefit from the training to enable them access the effectiveness of the Grebo/Krahn National Park in different, yet equally important aspects of its management.The tool will also essentially enable them identify threats, challenges and opportunities while placing them in the able position to review the vision and identify the goals, as well as management objectives consistent with the management of the park.At the same time, FDA managing director, C. Mike Doryen, has described the IMET tool as a worthwhile instrument, which according to him, will go a long way in providing sustained security, and protection of the park.Mr. Doryen then challenged the current generation to do all it can to be remembered by history, as far as the conservation of nature is concerned.He also described the forest as the natural home of medicinal properties and rich biodiversity that should be protected at all times given its usefulness to mankind.He reiterated the enforcement of the law to the letter if and when the parks and all other protected areas are to remain unharmed and protected from the hands of poachers and all others alike.Mr. Doryen expressly acknowledged efforts by the participants, and visiting lecturers that led to the successful conduct of the workshop and promised FDA’s undaunted cooperation with all stakeholders working in the forest sector to ensure a practical reality of the IMET.He stressed the need for systematic awareness raising of the wildlife and protected management law since, according to him, a marked portion of the Liberian society even including key policy makers, are not cognizant of the law.He challenged all conservation partners to remain focused and aligned with carving conservation friendly strategies that could at all times ensure positive results in line with the national dream of conservation.Doryen also disclosed that certain parks are being earmarked for pilot- testing of ecotourism practices; something he said worth appreciating.In collaboration with the staff members of the FDA, other partners that will ensure that the IMET tool is successful, include Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Flora and Fuana International (FFI), and World Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL), LISPED, CENFOR, etc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Browers going green as sign of secure Web

first_imgThe tool for IE7 complements a newly launched filter that displays a red warning for known phishing sites and yellow for suspicious ones. In some cases, that filter must be turned on for the feature to start working properly. Sites initially using EV certificates include eBay Inc., Overstock.com Inc. and Charles Schwab & Co. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And the green bar only appears when there’s a transaction or login – such as entering a credit card number or password. The address bar might remain white while visiting the home page of a merchant with EV certification. The appearance of the green bar should tell visitors that the merchant does exist and operates at the location it says it does, though it doesn’t validate its quality of service. Browser makers and certificate issuers have been working on the EV system for nearly two years partly to address the rise of “phishing” scams in which Web sites try to mimic legitimate businesses to steal passwords and other sensitive data. Although certificate issuers used to always check to make sure sites were really what they said they were, newer competitors have tried to cut costs by checking only that the site owns the domain name. Scam artists – needing only a credit card and a domain name – have thus been able to obtain the certificates necessary to appear legitimate. The green bar feature is available on Microsoft’s IE7, which comes with Windows Vista computers and is available as an upgrade for some older systems. Other browsers such as Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera Software ASA’s Opera also are working on similar features. NEW YORK – Users of Microsoft Corp.’s latest Web browser can start looking for the address bar to turn green while shopping or banking. The security feature in Internet Explorer7 is activated when sites have what’s known as an extended-validation certificate. That’s given out to merchants that have undergone and passed screening that is more rigorous than what is normally required to obtain regular certificates, which trigger a closed padlock on the browser familiar to many online shoppers. But lack of a green bar shouldn’t be interpreted as a sign a merchant is fraudulent. Many smaller and newer businesses will not be able to get the EV certificates because rules for verifying them have yet to be written. last_img read more

Senator Richard Neufeld votes to gut union financial-disclosure bill

first_imgIt has been criticized as unconstitutional on the grounds it treads on provincial jurisdiction.Tory Senator Hugh Segal became one of its most vocal critics and proposed an amendment to limit the bill’s scope to only the largest unions and not to branches and locals. It has passed with the help of former Peace River North MLA  Neufeld and 15 other Conservatives.Another six Tories abstained, leaving less than half the government bench voting to keep the bill intact. The bill will return to the Commons in the fall.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgThe County Donegal Heritage Office and the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council has produced a free booklet on selected historical migration patterns from Donegal and the items that Donegal people took with them when they left. The free booklet entitled ‘Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad’ will be launched as part of the Donegal-Irish Diaspora Conference at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Thursday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m.The 32-page, A5-size booklet is the second in the ‘Donegal Heritage Series’ produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office as part of the by the County Donegal Heritage Plan and includes the following narrative accounts: ‘Barrel or Suitcase: Towards a Material Culture of Irish Emigration’ by Dr. Fidelma Mullane who considers the possessions and provisions that Donegal emigrants took with them when they went to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.The research draws upon the 1955 questionnaire on Irish emigration to America devised by Arnold Schrier in collaboration with the Irish Folklore Commission. Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a cultural geographer and outgoing Board Member of The Heritage Council.‘Emigrant Irish Farming Implements & Practices’ by Dr. Jonathan Bell & Mr. Mervyn Watson who investigate the agricultural implements and ideas that seasonal migrants from Donegal took with them when they went to Scotland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Agricultural historians Dr. Jonathan Bell & Mervyn Watson are former curators at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Cultra, County Down.‘The Donegal Fiddle’ by Dr. Caoimhín Mac Aoidh recounts the story of renowned-Donegal fiddler Danny Meehan in England and Wales in the mid-twentieth century. Dr. Caoimhín Mac Aoidh is a musician, Irish music scholar and former Chief Executive of Donegal Local Development Company. ‘The Material Culture of Donegal and its Diaspora reflected in Migrant Letters’ by Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald explores references to objects that Donegal emigrants took with them to America and Canada that are contained in nineteenth-century emigrant letters in the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies collection at the Ulster American Folk Park. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is Lecturer and Development Officer at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies.Each of the contributors will be give a short presentation on their research at the launch. Music will be provided by Donegal fiddlers Danny Meehan & Dr. Caoimhín Mac Aoidh. Copies of the booklet will be available free-of-charge at the launch and everyone is welcome to attend.If you would like to register for the free Donegal-Irish Diaspora Conference, you can register on the Donegal County Council website at www.donegalcoco.ie Copies of the booklet will also be available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council on (074) 917 2576 or by e-mail at heritage@donegalcoco.ie The booklet can also be downloaded free-of-charge from the County Donegal Heritage Office website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage FREE BOOKLET PRODUCED ON THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE DONEGAL DIASPORA was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Trim Harrison weighs in for Wilder clash

first_imgAudley Harrison weighed in at 16st 12lb 4oz – the lightest of his professional career – for Saturday night’s clash with American knockout specialist Deontay Wilder in Sheffield.Wilder is 27, has won all of his 27 fights by knockout, and is regarded as one of the best emerging heavyweights. His official weight was given as 16st 8oz.“Deontay could be a great, but not yet – not now,” a smiling Harrison said as the pair squared up.Wembley’s Harrison, 41, much criticised since winning Olympic gold in 2000, suffered a brutal first-round knockout against David Price last year.But he decided not to retire and he impressed while recently winning the popular Prizefighter tournament for the second time.A victory against Wilder at the Motorpoint Arena would propel Harrison back into the frame for another world title shot.But he will be a massive underdog against a man who has taken out 13 of his last 14 victims within the first three rounds.The showdown is the chief support to Amir Khan’s light-welterweight fight with Julio Diaz of Mexico.See also:Harrison announces return to the ringHarrison impresses in Prizefighter triumphHarrison to face knockout specialist 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Conte talks, Pato, Ivanovic hailed, Blues youngsters win, Pino trial, Faurlin back

first_imgReports in Italy claim their national team’s boss Antonio Conte is set to land the Chelsea manager’s job.Conte, 46, wants to take over at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have held discussions with his representatives.Chelsea face Southampton on Saturday and John Terry will miss out again because of his hamstring injury.Interim boss Guus Hiddink has praised stand-in captain Branislav Ivanovic for the leadership qualities he has shown while Terry has been out.Hiddink has also suggested that impressive youngster Bertrand Traore is ahead of recent signing Alexandro Pato in the pecking order of Chelsea forwards.Traore scored in the recent win against Manchester CitySpeaking of impressive youngsters – holders Chelsea beat Reading 2-1 at the Bridge to reach the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.Meanwhile, Celta Vigo midfielder Yelko Pino is training with QPR ahead of a possible move to Loftus Road.Pino, 19, played for Rangers’ development side in a 2-2 draw against Millwall on Friday, as did another trialist, former MK Dons winger Kelvin Osei-Addo, who scored.QPR midfielder Frankie Sutherland has made another loan move, this time joining League Two club Crawley Town.Alejandro Faurlin has been passed fit after a recent thigh problem and is in the Rangers squad for Saturday’s game against Birmingham.Faurlin could return to the Rangers starting line-upFulham, on the other hand, have had some bad news on the injury front – Lasse Vigen Christensen faces a further four weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.Hayes & Yeading United have made their third new signing in a week with the arrival of winger Shepherd Murombedzi.And in handball, Ruislip Eagles will face London GD in the semi-finals of the EHA National Cup after beating Cambridge.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NASS Changing August Crop Data

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is making some changes in how it projects corn, soybean and cotton production and yields in the August Crop Production reports.On Tuesday, NASS announced 2019 program changes for its surveys and reports. NASS officials noted the agency conducts a program review every five years following the completion of the Census of Agriculture.Among the changes announced, NASS eliminated its “Objective Yield” survey — a field survey — for corn and soybeans, as well as for cotton outside of the state of Texas. NASS will continue to conduct field surveys for the September, October and November Crop Production reports for corn, soybeans and cotton.Now, in August, NASS will continue a farmer survey and satellite information will be used to forecast production and yield for corn, cotton and soybeans. This year’s report is Aug. 12.“I think people really don’t understand the facts on this one,” said Scott Irwin, a professor of agricultural marketing at the University of Illinois. “The facts are the market itself reveals the importance of the August production estimates for corn and soybeans.”That’s highlighted by the size of the market reaction in August compared to subsequent USDA releases, Irwin said.“Year in and year out, the market reacts more to the August estimate than any other,” Irwin said. “USDA takes a lot of criticism and people say we should ignore this, but if that was true, then rational actors in the market wouldn’t change the price so much when the August numbers are released. If they were really that inaccurate and unimportant, then we shouldn’t see the size of market reaction that we do, which means this is a big deal.”DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman said USDA’s August crop yield estimates for corn and soybeans were not known to be especially accurate. The 90% confidence interval for corn production was plus or minus 6.2% and for soybean production was plus or minus 11.5% over the past 20 years.Still, the main importance of the August field data was that these not-so-good estimates were often much better than what the trade was expecting and could shake markets out of the delusion of bad predictions, Hultman said.“I suspect the loss of USDA’s Objective Yield data in August will extend the time that bad yield guesses will influence prices,” he said.Lance Honig, chief of the Crops Branch at NASS, said the agency makes a concerted effort every five years to make sure the agency’s statistical work is as efficient as possible. This year, the agency took a harder look at the Objective Yield surveys, he said.“When you look at the Objective Yield, obviously what we are doing very early in the season is counting plants,” Honig said. “And the real strength in the Objective Yield comes when the plants are a little bit more developed.”Honig said the survey information from farmers provides good data, and the satellite information is getting better as well.“So we really felt like, that early in the season, we can get the results we need from those efforts and just delay the beginning of those Objective Yield plots being laid out,” he said.While satellite data is improving, Honig said that wasn’t what drove NASS to make the changes in the surveys.“The accuracy is definitely improving, but I don’t feel we’re at a point where that is going to be our go-to data,” he said. “But it’s great data to supplement the other work we are doing.”Irwin said, “Now we have high uncertainty of what the USDA estimate means.” He added the field survey work has been done for more than 50 years in August by USDA, though the methodology has changed over time.“So for a big market-moving report like the August crop report is — one of the key market-moving reports of the year — to say we’re not going to do half of the surveys that we have relied on for 50 years, that’s a huge deal,” Irwin said.Irwin highlighted in a tweet that the corn price moves about four times the normal daily price swing after the August report is released, compared to two times the price movement after the September, October and November reports are released. He added that August isn’t as important for soybeans, though.Looking at recent years, though, corn and soybean farmers might not feel much of a sense of loss for the missing Objective Yield survey for August. December corn has had double-digit downward moves on the day of the August WASDE report in three of the past five years. Likewise, November soybeans had three negative moves in excess of 30 cents in three of the past five years.The sample counts in the Objective Yield surveys from September through November will be lowered and adjusted for corn and soybeans as well. In 10 corn states surveyed, the count could drop from 1,920 samples last year to 1,015 samples this year. For 11 soybean states surveyed, the count could drop from 1,835 samples to 1,050 samples. Those counts aren’t final yet, as they are still being reviewed.“We went back and evaluated the strength of the indications we were getting and did some work analyzing and determined, with some reduced sample sizes, we can still keep a high level of precision, particularly at a regional level,” Honig said. “We can draw from that strength and utilize the other information that we have and still maintain those strong estimates at the state level.”For cotton, the August Objective Yield survey will be dropped for every state but Texas. NASS will conduct 840 sample surveys each month from September to December, but will drop Louisiana and North Carolina as sampling states.“Early in the season, the information we get from the farmers’ survey is very valuable,” Honig said. “Going into the fields doesn’t necessarily add as much to the equation later on as those plants start to develop more. So we really feel like there are some efficiencies to be gained.”For more information on changes to NASS crop reports, go to https://www.nass.usda.gov/…Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Court allows rape victim to go for abortion

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday allowed a rape victim to abort her over 20-week-old foetus. Before arriving at the decision, the HC had sought a report from a medical board here. The report stated that the physical and mental condition of the victim was right to undergo the procedure. “After receiving the report, Justice Ashok Kumar Gaur granted her the permission with immediate effect in order to avoid any further complications,” said the victim’s counsel Ankur Mathur. The victim was raped about six months ago and learnt about her pregnancy last month. The matter was referred to the High Court by the District Legal Service Authority, Udaipur, to which the matter had been reported for termination.last_img read more