CPL PNG Lewas cricket team to step up in training for World Cup

first_imgLewas coach Rodney Maha told Loop PNG during an exclusive today at the Amini Park that the Lewas will now physically get down on their knees to train for the 2017 World Cup Qualifier.When asked what areas the team still needs to improve, coach Maha said all areas needed to be strengthened as they will be playing against some of the world’s best women cricket teams from the European qualifiers including Zimbabwe and Scotland.”We hope that in the lead up to the world qualifiers we will get to play some international matches and also get intensive training overseas,” Maha said.Commending the girls he praised the four debuting players who did well during the EAP qualifiers and hope that they are now confident to play international matches despite having butterflies in the stomach.Maha also thanked the sponsors for their support and making it possible in every way for their achievements.last_img read more

Leicester not getting carried away – Schmeichel

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Schmeichel, son of former Manchester United great Peter, was part of the team that secured promotion from the Championship in 2014 and he believes that that success will stand him and his team-mates in good stead.“Granted it was in another league, but a lot of us have done this before,” he said, in comments published in British newspapers on Wednesday.“A lot of those players are still here from that period and we know what it’s like. Like I say, it’s a different level this time, but it’s the same type of thing. You’ve got to take it one game at a time.“If we start looking ahead after Sunderland (on Sunday) then we’re not going to put our full focus on Sunderland, which is what we need to do because that’s a tough, tough game.“It’s about the whole mentality of taking each game as it comes. We are under no pressure at all and it’s great. The pressure was last season when your back is against the wall and you’re fighting for you lives.“A relegation means everything to a club, to a city, to a whole community, as people could lose their jobs. That would have been catastrophic. That was real pressure. This is just great. We’re enjoying this.” 0Shares0000Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel celebrates another clean sheet in five games. PHOTO/DM.LONDON, APRIL 6 – Leicester City are staying grounded despite requiring just 12 points from their final six games to complete an extraordinary Premier League title triumph, according to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.A year ago, the east Midlands club were bottom of the table and six points adrift of safety, but Sunday’s 1-0 win over Southampton left them seven points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur at the summit.last_img read more

Playing cat and mouse, er rat, is OK

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Here the cats play with the rats instead of attacking them,” Mendez said. “The cats wear shields on their nails so they can’t cause any injuries and as a result the rats feel comfortable playing around them.” Col. Javier Cifuentes, who oversees the project, said the rats’ success rate in mine detection is 96 percent. Unlike dogs, the rats weigh a lot less and therefore don’t trigger explosions. Colombia is home to the world’s largest number of land mine victims. Last year, there were 1,108 victims, or about one every eight hours, the government says. Nearly a quarter of the victims die from their injuries. BOGOTA, Colombia – Who says Tom and Jerry can’t be friends? For the past year, a special Colombian police unit has been locking rats in cages with cats as part of a project to train the rodents to sniff out the more than 100,000 land mines planted mostly by leftist rebels across this conflict-wracked Andean country. Bringing the rats face to face with an enemy allows them to stay more focused once they are released, veterinarian Luisa Mendez, who’s been working with the animals for two years, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The rodents are taught to freeze in front of mines, but had difficulty staying put for fear of being attacked by predators. last_img read more