Joe Allen is keen to get his shoulder operation out of the way so he can be fully fit for the start of next season. The midfielder will be in Chris Coleman’s Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Scotland and Croatia when it is unveiled on Wednesday. However, the Liverpool man is facing an extended period on the sidelines at some point after discovering a recurrence of an old shoulder injury had deteriorated to the point where further surgery is required. Speaking on a tour of the Ellesmere Port car plant of Wales team sponsors Vauxhall, Allen said: “It is something that needs sorting out. I had an operation a few years ago and unfortunately it is a recurrence. It has slowly deteriorated to the point where an operation is the only thing that can solve it.” Liverpool will decide when Allen has surgery, which the 22-year-old estimates will keep him out for three months. “I can play on, but it is all about the timing because I will be out for three months,” he said. “Obviously, I don’t want to miss the start of next season if I can but we will see what the club have planned because it is a reasonably long lay-off.” With the Reds back in the running for a European place following Sunday’s victory over Tottenham, Brendan Rodgers might be loath to lose Allen at this stage. Equally, the former Swansea man would benefit from a full pre-season at Anfield, given he did not join the Merseyside giants until after his Olympic commitments with Team GB. And next week he will be fully focused on Wales anyway, as they look to build on an encouraging win over Austria last month by completing a World Cup double over Scotland on Friday. That initial victory over the Scots in October effectively signalled the end of Craig Levein’s reign. It also marked the climax of a tortuous period for new Wales boss Chris Coleman, who had struggled to maintain the improvements made under Gary Speed. “These things take time,” said Allen. “It was a difficult period for everyone in Welsh football but recent performances and results show we are moving in the right direction. “We have always had the talent and ability that’s for sure. Now we are getting to the stage where we are benefiting from past experiences and we are ready to take it to the next level.” Press Association
In a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win.“The Ittihad president Hamad Al-Sanayeh called the Saudi Football Federation to state there was evidence that Fahad Al-Mirdasi had reached out via text messages on WhatsApp. He asked for an illegal sum of money in exchange for helping his team win the game,” it said.The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation, then the General Authority for Sport — the highest sports authority in the kingdom — triggering an administrative investigation.Mirdasi confessed to the charges, according to the statement, and it was decided “to deprive him from participating in any football activity for life”.The committee recommended that Saudi Arabia officially request FIFA to remove Mirdasi from the list of referees participating in the 2018 World Cup and suspend him for life.“Our integrity is above all considerations,” said Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Authority for Sport.Mirdasi was one of five Arab referees chosen by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup.Share on: WhatsApp Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday.The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017.In a statement to AFP, FIFA said it was looking at the case and seeking more information.“FIFA notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF),” it said.“FIFA has requested more information from the SAFF before making any further comments.”Mirdasi was chosen to referee Saudi Arabia’s Kings Cup final between top clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad on Saturday but was pulled from the roster just a few hours before the game.
It may be just a small cut on his left eyelid, but for Renaldo Balkman, it’s a small reminder of how he lays it out on the line for Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San Miguel View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Balkman suffered the wound in the second quarter of Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals after catching an inadvertent elbow from Greg Slaughter who went up for a layup with 5:12 in the clock.“It’s a war wound for me. We just got to keep on fighting, man. I got a lot of wounds but I’m alright,” said Balkman after the Beermen dominated Ginebra, 132-94, for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Unlike in Game 2 where the emotions ran high leading to the ejections of Arwind Santos and Chris Ross, Game 3 was a more peaceful affair and Balkman wasn’t going to let the accidental hit get to him.“I’m always riled up, but at the same time you got to remain professional. I’m kind of in the edge but I kept my composure,” said Balkman, who actually had a little conversation with Slaughter after the play but the two brushed off the incident. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I got to get my team together, get them going, and after halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going.”Balkman finished with a team-high 28 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three blocks.And Balkman, after getting bandages for his wound during the halftime break, exploded for 13 points in the Beermen’s 39-21 third-quarter breakaway.The Beermen’s strong third quarter gave them a 92-72 lead heading into the fourth as the match turned into another blowout for the defending champions who won Game 2 by 25 points, 134-109.“After halftime we came out in the third quarter and I got them going,” said Balkman. “That was a great thing for me to see with those guys going the way we did.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Based in Washington Court House, Seed Consultants, Inc. (SCI) was started in 1990 by Chris Jeffries and Dan Fox and today has grown to be the largest Ohio based seed company. Over the past 25 years, SCI has seen much growth and many positive changes.“Seed Consultants has experienced tremendous growth over our first 25 years,” said Daniel Call, the general manager. “We are grateful to our customers and employees who have allowed us to experience this growth and success. We are excited to continue this growth and service to our customers over the next 25 years.”In 2000, the company built a state-of-the-art conditioning facility at its Washington Court House location with a cleaning capacity of one million units of soybeans and wheat. In 2001, SCI purchased the retail seed sales of Warner Seeds of Bradford, Ohio and entered into a long-term agreement with Warner Seeds for irrigated production of hybrid seed corn. The corn production arm, Warner Seeds and Dull Homestead, recently invested more than $3.5 million in new construction and renovation of their seed corn plants. In 2009, SCI purchased an additional warehouse in Sabina, Ohio, gaining an additional 130,000 square feet of storage space.SCI has remained focused on customer service, good business practices and values while continuing to grow the business. Seed Consultants was built on a foundation of honesty and ethical treatment of customers, and continues to live up to that legacy.SCI has committed tremendous resources to determining where hybrids and varieties are best adapted and supplying customers with elite genetics that will perform on their soils. Seed Consultants corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa varieties are selected specifically for the eastern Corn Belt’s unique soil types and growing conditions. Since 2008, SCI is the only eastern Corn Belt based seed company with four national and 31 state winners in the NCGA Yield Contest. On average, SCI annually plants more than 45,000 yield plots at 75 research locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.
Build a very basic dolly rig for DSLR and mirrorless cameras for under $60.All images and GIFs via David F Sandberg/ponysmasher Lights Out director David F Sandberg shows you how to build a very simple DIY dolly rig in one of the best tutorial videos ever made. Seriously. Can we just go ahead and make all video tutorials like this? Here is the video from his ponysmasher YouTube channel.These are the supplies and steps you need to know and follow.Supplies (~$58.44)Wood (Big enough to hold your extended tripod)4 Corner Brackets8 Bolts and Nuts8 Wood Screws8 Skateboard WheelsPVC Pipe 1. Attach the four corner brackets to the piece of wood using the wood screws. Trim the excess screws off with a saw.2. Attach two skateboard wheels to each of the brackets. (Remember to do this after attaching the brackets.)3. Place the wood platform with wheels on the PVC pipe.4. Place your tripod on the wood platform. Tape into place to firmly attach it. Add your camera to the tripod and you’re done.If you need to extend your rails, connect multiple pieces of PVC pipe together. It’s easier to transport shorter pipe with connectors, rather than trying to lug around and transport long pipes. Be sure to connect through the inside of the pipe to keep the dolly smooth.If the PVC pipe is thin and flexible, you can slice a short piece of PVC open and stick it in between two longer pieces.If the PVC pipe is thicker, get a smaller pipe to slide inside. You can use gaff tape to make a point for the pieces to connect.Now, like Sandberg said, this isn’t going to hold an ALEXA or studio camera. It’s great for mirrorless, DSLRs, or lightweight Blackmagic cameras.Now take Sandberg’s advice and go make movies, not excuses. Well, also make the dolly, too.You can download both of Sandberg’s posters here.Want more DIY filmmaking? Be sure to check out all of our DIY posts and keep up with the blog for more.
The bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension None of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba was delighted with Manchester United’s victory at Tottenham.Pogba laid on Marcus Rashford’s first-half matchwinning goal.“I love playing big matches,” he told Sky Sports after the game. “I love playing against the best players, that is where we improve, progress and get more experience. “Obviously it was a good one for us and everyone played well, we were all determined because we wanted to win this game. I think the players helped me and we all enjoy playing football and playing together and that is what we did today.”Pogba added: “Everything comes when you play free and you have the trust of the manager and players who make it easy for me. I know [Nemanja] Matic will be there and we can press high and when we get the ball I am already there so I can shoot, I can pass and that is what I have been doing since the manager came. I know I have security behind me so I have the freedom to go so the manager has helped me.”