‘I’m very happy at Bournemouth!’ – Eddie Howe commits to Cherries

first_img1 Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no interest in upgrading clubs despite attracting the attention from a number of teams.Howe realised his early potential when he guided the South Coast club into the Premier League last season.And now, at the tender age of 37, he is one of the most exciting managers in England and, as a consequence, is being regularly tipped to leave for a side with a bigger budget than the Cherries.“My stance has always been very clear,” he told the Daily Echo.“While I am enjoying such a good relationship with the owner and the people who run the club, I am very happy here.“The job is an exciting and challenging one but I am absolutely where I want to be in terms of league and club. I am desperate to move this club forward even more and to continue the success we have had.“It is never about one person. It is a collective effort to produce a successful team. It requires everybody to move things forward and to help each other.”last_img read more

Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest

first_imgGardai in Buncrana are investigating an incident of criminal damage which occurred during last week’s climate change protest.Ground lighting and fencing was damaged at St Patrick’s Park in Buncrana while the protest was going on on September 20th.Gardai say they would like to speak to any young people attending the protest who may have witnessed anything. “Those attending the protest may have been responsible or if not they may have witnessed it,” said a Garda spokesman.Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

ETB staff hear of challenges and possibilities of working with adults

first_imgLeading social inclusion expert, Associate Professor Ted Fleming of Columbia University was the keynote speaker at Donegal ETB’s annual professional development seminar for its Further Education and Training (FET) Service staff.Over 200 FET staff were welcomed to the annual seminar by Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh.The seminar was then opened by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh who told them, “you are enabling a culture of growth [that is] all about equality, all about inclusion, all about respect and dignity. It’s never too late to do something new.” Cróna Gallagher, Director of FET, Donegal ETB, in providing an overview of Donegal ETB’s FET Service stated, “We are over a year into our Strategic Performance Agreement with SOLAS and a lot of progress has been made in developing an integrated FET service. SOLAS has also begun working with stakeholders, including ETBs, on the development of a new FET Strategy and in this context we have decided to focus particularly on the theme of inclusion today, to ensure that Donegal ETB’s FET service continues to meet the needs of everyone (individuals and groups) in our community.”FET staff heard from learners who had participated in ETB FET courses, including adaptive adventurer and adult learner Nikki Bradley.The diagnosis of a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma at a young age changed Nikki’s life direction.Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh speaking at Donegal ETB’s annual professional development seminar for its Further Education and Training (FET) Service staff on Friday last. Photo Clive Wasson She told staff how, having missed out on the opportunity to complete her Leaving Certificate due to her illness, one of Donegal ETB’s FET Service adult guidance counsellors told her “there are options for people like you” and that support like this meant that “with all of these setbacks, the one thing I always remember is I got through it.”Former student Derek Long recalled how he never really wanted to go to school as farming was more interesting but the pen became his challenge, while student Ed Curran, who left school at 14 and is now completing a software development course said, “I would just encourage anybody who wants to so any course to contact the ETB.”Recently appointed SOLAS Chief Executive Andrew Brownlee spoke about implementation reforms to support a more integrated FET system, while SOLAS Director of Active Inclusion, Roisin Doherty, highlighted the focus on increasing participation rates for priority cohorts with low levels of participation in FET, including people under 25 and over 55, persons with a disability, and women.Professor Fleming, who is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Adult Education at the Department of Organization and Leadership in Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, was previously a Senior Lecturer in Adult and Community Education, Head of Department and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Maynooth University.He spoke to staff about the challenges and possibilities of working with adults, telling them that, “in the context of lifelong learning and a national jobs strategy it might be a really worthwhile goal to include broader social learning goals. As a result a competitive economy may be a healthy, fulfilling and equal society.”Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh with Maria McConalogue at Donegal ETB’s annual professional development seminar for its Further Education and Training (FET) Service staff on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonETB staff hear of challenges and possibilities of working with adults was last modified: October 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Land reform: progress, challenges

first_imgBetween 1994 and 2011, South Africa transferred over 6.8-million hectares of land to people dispossessed under apartheid, according to a government mid-term review report released in Pretoria last week.In November 2010, a recapitalisation programme aimed at increasing food production and job creation through the commercialisation of small farmers was introduced. (Image: CIF Action)Brand South Africa reporterThis 6.8-million hectares represents 27% of the government’s target of transferring 24.5-million hectares by 2014.The report, released by Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane in Pretoria on Friday, reviews the progress made by the current administration at the November 2011 mid-point of its 2009-14 electoral term.It indicates that from 2009 to December 2011, about 823 300 hectares of land were acquired and allocated to 20 290 beneficiaries, an improvement over previous years that “indicates that our systems are improving”.In addition, 76 368 land claims relating to 2.9-million hectares of land under the Land Restitution Programme were settled. A total of 712 of these claims, for 292 995 hectares, were settled between 2009 and December 2011, against a target of 1 845 claims for the period.Realities around the land issueHowever, the report also points to some of the realities associated with the complex land issue in South Africa.“The process of acquiring and distributing a particular piece of land is often lengthy, and this escalates the cost of redistribution because the former owner stops investing in the land,” the report states. “Many of the farms are therefore in a poor state of repair at the point of acquisition.”In addition, the report finds, there is often a decline in productivity on redistributed farms.This led to the adoption, in November 2010, of a recapitalisation programme aimed at increasing food production and job creation through the commercialisation of small farmers.By December 2011, 595 farms were in the process of being rehabilitated. However, the report notes, the focus of rehabilitation has been on rebuilding infrastructure, and there is a risk that, without adequate farmer support and development, the farms could again decline in future.Also, some of the beneficiaries have indicated that the policy of allocating land to them on a 99-year leasehold basis is an impediment to investment in the land, and that they would prefer to be given full ownership.“However, this could result in beneficiaries selling the land,” the report says. “There is a need for this challenge to be investigated further to ascertain the degree to which it is limiting the success of the transferred farms.”Better post-settlement support neededInadequate post-settlement support and lack of suitable markets mean that few land reform beneficiaries are progressing into sustainable farming enterprises. Less than one in 20 land reform beneficiaries have benefited from either Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) grants or Micro-Agricultural Finance Institutions of South Africa (Mafisa) loans.Officials also note that 11 000 new smallholder farmers have been established since 2009, out of a target of 50 000.Although support has been provided to both new and long-established farmers through programmes such as CASP, Letsema, the Recapitalisation and Development Programme and Mafisa, only a marginal number of 5 381 smallholders are involved in agribusinesses and a mere 3 910 are linked to markets.“To achieve success, smallholder farmers require a comprehensive agribusiness support package, including favourable commodity pricing, access to finance, provision of technical expertise/mentorship and contracted markets,” the report states.“However, no convincing support package is yet in place; government initiatives tend to cause dependency, and the sector is struggling. Government should consider providing better incentives for commercial farmers who are willing and capable of mentoring smallholder farmers.“More support is needed for farms in distress and additional incentives are needed for interventions to strengthen [existing] services and to encourage the adoption of new production and processing models that also conserve natural resources.”Support for new small farmers can include funding for equipment. (Image: Paul Saad)Investment in agriculture and agro-processing is central to food security in South Africa, as farmers’ incomes and agricultural job creation are highly dependent on global economic conditions and global markets, the report notes.This, combined with challenges such as climate change and uncertainty around land reform, has resulted in a decrease in the number of commercial farmers, a decrease in total production levels, a higher volume of food imports and higher food prices.The report suggests that this has discouraged new entrants into the sector, which in turn is prejudicing its contribution to job creation.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

With Bow & Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head Band : but I was expecting at least slightly better quality. The headband and the bow are fine

first_imgRapid shipping and what i anticipated.But i was anticipating at the very least a bit much better excellent. The headband and the bow are high-quality. These ears are not fairly as pictured. The ears by themselves are smaller sized than shown. They are also pretty cheaply produced. I know they are also marketed cheap, but i was anticipating at minimum slightly improved top quality. The headband and the bow are fantastic, but the ears are just manufactured from foam sheets.Black With Red Bow & White Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head BandBlack with red or pink bow & white polka dot Minnie mouse Disney fancy dress ears head bandCute Disney’s Black Minnie Mouse Ears (3 3/4″ x 5″ high – 9.5cm x 7.5cm – at widest points)These cute Disney Minnie mouse ears are made with polyester satin lovely qualityDecorated with satin red & white or pink & white polka dot bow. So versatile and lovely qualityBow measures 5 3/4″ x 3.5″ (15cm x 9cm) at widest points Great for special occasionsAll placed on sturdy 1.2cm wide black plastic flexible fit Alice head band that will fit most head sizesEnvisioned fabric ears but it’s foam continue to cute tho.Wore to my sons mickey mouse theme birthday party.Ears fantastic top quality furry and gentle and the. On a person of the ears i purchased the glue was displaying a tiny bit, the other ears ended up fine. Ears very good excellent furry and smooth and the bow was soft velvet but a bit thinner than i was expecting.Black With Red Bow & White Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head Band : I would not say it was large but a small bow but well made. Excellent headband, quite at ease. I wore it all day with my minnie mouse outfit.last_img read more

Day 1 of The 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest See Day 2 results on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee Day 3 results on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee how Day 4 is going on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee Hard to believe that this will mark my 4th year of being a part of The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Back in 2012, my very first time on the tour, crop conditions stared great here in Ohio and got progressively worse as we moved into the I states. In fact, it was in northern Iowa that year where I saw my first “zero” field. That was a surreal moment.As we prepare to hit the road, the talk from the farmers on tour that are from that part of the U.S., is that this year will be the complete opposite. I shared with them what we noticed on The Ohio Crop Tour last week and what we have seen all over the state over the growing season. Needless to say, all of the scouts are curious about just how bad Ohio and Indiana are, compared to the rest of the corn belt. Will we see any “zero” fields in Ohio or Indiana? Buckle up cause here we go!7:30 a.m.Our first stop is my home county of Delaware. The other 3 scouts with me were very surprised about how dry this ground was. They heard all season how the rains were right over Ohio. I explained how things just shut off here almost a month ago. These ears were small and poorly developed. This was the worst corn I have seen this year, counting last week’s Ohio Crop Tour. This field will barely break 100 bushels. The soybeans were average but still had some pods to fill. Early moisture was evident in this field. We counted 675.5 pods in a 3 x 3 plot.Delaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, 7:59 a.m.Not a whole lot better as we crossed into Union County, Ohio. Although there were good and bad parts of this corn field, the part we sampled, which I think was middle of the road, was mediocre at best. We guesstimate this field average at 122.5 bushels. The beans looked great from the road, but the pod count did not match the tall, bushy stalks. The 3 x 3 pod count here was 810.Union Co, OhioUnion Co, OhioUnion Co, OhioUnion Co, Ohio 8:59 a.m.These fields in Champaign County, Ohio were better than our first two stops. The soil still had some moisture to it and our numbers show it. We did note quite a bit of SDS in this county as we worked toward Urbana. Our yield check shows 185 bushels for the corn and a pod count of 1123 in these very mature soybeans.Champaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, Ohio 9:25 a.m.We stop every 15 to 20 miles to take a sample and this stop is still in Champaign County, Ohio. This was the best looking corn field of the day for us so far and we were guessing a 200 coming out of this field. Once we pulled the ears and measured population we knew we were a little off, but not by much. This corn looks to make 180 bushels at harvest time. The soybeans did have some SDS popping up, but the overall health was good and the root system was great. We have a count of 1368 pods in a 3 foot square.Champaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, Ohio10:10 a.m.We are in Miami County and although this corn looked great in the kernel fill and length categories, the population was missing here. This area just received some rain, which will be beneficial for these R4 soybeans. Corn yield projection here is 168 and the total pod count in a 3 foot square 984.5.Miami Co, OhioMiami Co, OhioMiami Co, OhioMiami Co, Ohio 10:55 a.m.Darke County is our stop #6 and we counted 110 ears along 2 30 foot rows. Population here was high enough and the ears were nicely filled. Again the plant health here is struggling due to loos of nitrogen, but overall this field is the best of the day thus far. Our math pegs this field at 196 bushels to the acre. Soybeans had a lot of promise as well. Soils had a good amount of moisture and pods are filling nicely. The 3 x 3 pod count here totaled 858.2.Darke Co, OhioDarke Co, OhoDarke Co, OhioDarke Co, OhioFor my route of the 2015 Ohio Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, the Ohio averages were 159.75 bushels for corn and 960 pods per 3 x 3 square for soybeans.11:20 a.m.We are now in Indiana in Randolph County and the disease pressures are starting to show up here significantly compared to our previous stops. Ear fill was decent, but our rounds were 12, 12 and 14. The beans were young and still blooming here and will need some additional pods to make something come fall. Our corn estimate is 149 and we counted 912 pods in a 3 foot square.Randolph Co, IndianaRandolph Co, IndianaRandolph Co, Indiana 1:44 p.m.After lunch in Richmond, Indiana we headed to Wayne County for a sample. The corn was being overtaken by weeds. Another sign on a wet growing season and the inability to apply herbicides mid-season. Once we got through the end rows and 30 paces into the field we sample some decent ears. Two of which had 20 around. The soybeans we taller than fields earlier and one of the better pod counts of the day at 1050 pods in a 3 x 3 plot. Our corn yield estimate is at 172 for this field.Wayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, Indiana 2:20 p.m.Union County, Indiana is our next stop. Water damage wasn’t the only thing noticeable here. There was also some hail damage noted in the corn field. The population was the second lowest of our day. Soybeans were very wavy and Frog Eye was prevalent here. Our yield check on the corn came in at 152 and we counted 1051 pods in a 3 foot square.Union Co, IndianaUnion Co, IndianaUnion Co, IndianaUnion Co, Indiana 3:10 p.m.Fayette County was our 10th spot of the day and the corn here looks really nice and healthy. Once again great ears and kernel fill will be downplayed by population, which was 92 plants in 2 30 feet rows. We suggest this field will average 173 bushels. These were by far the best beans of the day for us with a pod count of over 1800 in a 3 foot square. Frog Eye and some SDS in this field, but if this area gets another shot or two of rain, it will be impressive.Fayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, Indiana 3:35 a.m.One of the scouts in my group is a farmer from Minnesota. Richard Guse has been doing this crop tour for 10 years now and his experience is showing. He is giving us a yield guess before we do the actual calculations and he has been within 5 bushels all but 3 times. He came out of this field with big ears and a small pop count and said it would be 191…and it was. We may just take his numbers and just move on down the road. We’d beat everyone to Fishers, for sure. The soybeans had major signs of SDS, but only on the edges of the field. The inner part of the field had some moisture and a pod count in a 3 x 3 square of 1241. Good stop here for us.Rush Co, IndianaRush Co, Indiana 3:56 p.m.Henry County, Indiana is our next sample stop and we are continuing to see some long ears in this part of the Hoosier State. This field was a bit different with 36 inch rows and it will yield close to 203.5, which is our biggest number of Day 1. The beans were pretty good here too but showing some signs of stress. This area just received a shower right before we arrived and that won’t hurt a thing. Our 3 foot square pod count ended up being 1320. These 4-bean pods were from the same plant.Henry Co, IndianaHenry Co, IndianaHenry Co, Indiana 4:30 p.m.Well our last stop of Day 1 was in Madison County, Indiana and this day will not end on a good note. I thought some scouts would find spots like this one, but I didn’t expect to see one in this part of Indiana. We found one ear to sample in our 30 foot row and our calculations for this field is a whopping 2 bushels per acre. The soybeans were shorter than the usual today and pod counts were relatively low. Our pod count for this field was 680.Madison Co, IndianaMadison Co, IndianaMadison Co, IndianaMadison Co, Indiana Our route’s Indiana averages are 148.9 bushels for corn and 1,151 pods per 3 foot square for soybeans.Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Ohio.Corn –148.37 bushels to the acre. The 3 year average is 154.75 b/a. Soybeans – 1125.26 pods in 3X3 foot square. The 3 year average is 1219.92.last_img read more

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If the Human Eye Was a Camera, How Much Would It Cost?

first_imgThe most impressive optical device at NAB is the one you already have.Your eyes are much different than a camera on a lot of levels. For one, your eyes are rounded in the back and not flat like a camera sensor, although Sony would like to change that. Your eyes also add in information that is not always there. For example, the white or blue dress debate. Needless to say, a perfect comparison is not only impossible, it’s also unfair.However, there are a few technical similarities in the way camera and eyeball optics work, and we thought it might be fun to put comparable eyeball specs side-by-side with modern day camera specs to see how much a theoretical camera would cost. To keep things simple, let’s look at each tech spec individually.(Quick Note: I am not a doctor, just a man with Google.)Focal LengthWhen we talk about focal length on a camera, we are literally talking about the distance from the optical center of the lens to the camera sensor. The same rule would apply in your eye. So, technically speaking, the average human eye would have a focal length of 17mm.Focal Length: 17mmComparable Equipment: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 LensPrice: $299Angle of ViewWhereas a 17mm lens on a full-frame camera would have a field-of-view of about 93 degrees, the average human eye has a field of view of about 180 degrees when facing forward. Using a simple angle of view calculator, the actual angle of view would equal that of a 1mm lens.Angle of View: 180 degreesComparable Equipment: Nikkor 6mm LensPrice: $100,000Crop FactorWith angle of view in mind, our 17mm eyeball has a focal equivalency of 1mm. So, theoretically, our eye has a negative crop factor of x.05 when compared to a full-frame camera. Needless to say, that technology does not exist in real life.Crop Factor: x.05Comparable Equipment: Metabones Speed Booster (x 14)Price: $7000F-StopAn F-stop is actually a very simple formula:In an incredibly dark situation, an eye’s iris can expand to be about 8mm. So if we were to put that information into a formula with our focal length being the length of our eyes (about 17mm), we would get an actual f-stop of around f/2.1. That number is impressive, but certainly not earth-shattering.F-Stop: f/2.1 – f/8.3Comparable Equipment: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM LensPrice: $549ResolutionIt’s estimated that the average human eye can read up to 576MP of information at any given time, giving a whole new meaning to the term retina display. Unfortunately, modern day DSLRs can’t quite take pictures at that high of a megapixel yet. However, in astronomy, there is a camera that comes close at 570MP.Resolution: 576MPComparable Equipment: Dark Energy CameraPrice: $35,000,000ISOISO relates to the amount of power sent to the camera’s sensor at any given time. However, when you’re talking about your eyes, you don’t really have the ability to increase your sensitivity much beyond that of ISO 1,000 on a camera.ISO: 1 – 1000Comparable Equipment: Canon EOS DCS 3Price: $16,453 in 1995Bit-DepthIt’s said that our eyes can perceive up to 10 million different colors. While that may seem like a lot, it is actually quite low in relation to what current cameras are capable of perceiving. Everyday, video cameras record color information at 8 bits-per-channel, but some cameras can record up to 14 bits per channel – that’s 4.4 trillion colors!Bit-Depth: 7.5 bits per channelComparable Equipment: Everyday DSLR VideoPrice: $1,000Dynamic RangeDynamic range has to do with your camera’s ability to process both extremely bright and extremely dark details at the same time. Most professional grade cameras have a dynamic range of anywhere from 11-14 stops. The more stops your camera has, the greater its ability to record contrasting images. Surprisingly enough, when it comes to dynamic range, the human eye is on-par with modern technology.Dymaic Range: 10-14 StopsComparable Equipment: Sony a7SPrice: $2,498Shutter SpeedYour eyes don’t have a mechanical or radial shutter, so they are more like an electronic shutter camera. However, if you want to compare the motion blur of your eye to a similar motion blur of a camera, simply wave your hand in from of your face at a constant rate. Do you see the motion blur?If you were to adjust the shutter speed on a camera to match that of the motion blur found in your eye, you will arrive at a shutter speed of around 1/100-1/200. You probably don’t see very much motion blur in everyday life because your eyes are used to tracking moving objects incredibly fast. A technique very similar to this would be the way a car photographer tracks a moving car on a racetrack.Shutter Speed: 1/100 – 1/200Comparable Equipment: Everyday DSLRPrice: $1,000Frames-per-SecondThrough research, scientists have been able to find out that humans can interpret information up to about 1,000fps. While you certainly can’t play this information back into your mind in slow motion (at least not yet), it does have bigger implications for the future of filmmaking and the number of FPS filmmakers should shoot in. This is why a 48fps movie like the Hobbit feels so much different than a 24fps movie.Frames-per-Second: 1,000fpsComparable Equipment: Phantom Flex 4KPrice: $140,000Grand Total: $35,268,799 + TaxWhile it’s definitely impossible to say for sure what the actual cost of a human eye equivalent setup would be, if we were to add all of our prices together our theoretical camera would cost about as much as The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water made on opening weekend. (We live in dark times.)Want to learn more about the comparison between the human eye and cameras? Check out a few of the following posts:The Photographic Eye – B&HCameras v. The Human Eye – Cambridge in ColorThe Camera Versus the Human Eye – PetaPixelThink this number should be higher or lower? Would you sell your eyeball for $35,000,000? Share you thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

Your Shoulds Are Really Musts

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Most of your “shoulds” are really “musts.” And most of your “musts” are really “shoulds.”You think you “should” nurture your dream clients. You believe that you “must” live in your inbox, waiting to respond or react to whatever other people request of you. You have this backwards. You “must” nurture your dream clients. You should check your inbox a couple of times a day.You think that you “should” be prospecting. You believe that you must spend time on social media sites during working hours, even though you are really only consuming content. You have these exactly backwards. You “must” prospect. You should limit the time you spend on consuming content.Your brain is constantly nagging you that you “should” follow up with the clients and prospects you visited this week. And while you’re at it, your mind reminds you that you should follow up on all your leads. You believe that you must respond to the RFP that showed up unsolicited and that you have no business responding to, least of all since the due date is three weeks from now. You “must” follow up—if you are to succeed in sales. You should avoid things that look like work but produce no real outcomes.If you believe that you should do something, that “should” is more likely a “must.” One of the keys to success is to know what is really a “must” and what is a “should,” and then doing everything that “must” be done.last_img read more

ICC plans to start Test, ODI leagues

first_imgIn its bid to promote the traditional version of the game in the age of slam bang Twenty20 cricket, the ICC is contemplating of introducing a Test league from where top four teams would qualify for a quadrennial play-off event to begin in 2013.Apart from the Test play-off, the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC), which assembled here for a two-day meeting that concluded today, also recommended an ODI league from next year.”The Future Tours Programme should consist of a Test league to provide context for all Test matches. The league would determine the top four teams to qualify for an ICC Test play-off. The play-off should be held once every four years to determine the Test champion team with a request to hold the first such play-off in 2013,” the ICC said in a statement.”The FTP should also consist of a One-Day International league, the first to run from April 2011 until April 2014, culminating in the crowning of an ODI league champion. This would run separate to the ICC Cricket World Cup,” it said.The CEC also recommended that the game’s governing body should consider a 10-team format for ICC’s flagship event, the Cricket World Cup, from 2015 and 16-team format for the men’s World Twenty20 from 2012.The committee also recommended the introduction of Twenty20 International rankings.”I am really excited by what the CEC has proposed.Restructuring international cricket is a significant strategic challenge and one that must be dealt with. I am grateful to the CEC and its working group for making such far-reaching proposals to tackle this important issue,” ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said.advertisement”Achieving balance and unanimous agreement is not easy but it is a very important piece of work that requires a strategic response,” he said.last_img read more