Sarri news conference – live updates as Chelsea boss discusses his future, Kepa latest, Fulham game and more

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Gajnabi’s double ton stopped by rain

first_imgShabika Gajnabi blistered an unbeaten double ton before rain had the final say in Berbice’s opening encounter of the Guyana Cricket Board/Superbet 50-over senior female Inter-County tournament, while Demerara decimated an unmatched Essequibo yesterday. The out-of-favour West Indies all-rounder clobbered 215 not out as the defending champions raced to a mammoth 412 in 38 overs against the Select Under-19s before the rain forced an abandonment of the match at the Everest Cricket Club.After winning the toss and electing to bat, Berbice lost Mariam Samaroo for just eight with the score on 38, which brought Gajnabi to the middle.The former national under-19 skipper then went on to forge an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 176 with Tremayne Smartt, who raced to 64 not out, which was laced with nine boundaries. During her innings, Gajnabi carved 25 fours and six sixes and also added 141 for the third wicket with Sherika Campbelle (39) and 57 for the second wicket alongside Katina Mentore (25).Under-19 spinner Jamie Campbelle picked up two for 76.Meanwhile, at the Enmore Community Centre ground, Demerara defeated Essequibo by nine wickets in a one-sided affair. Essequibo were invited to bat and were routed for 18, seven of which were extras, in just 13.3 overs.Off-spinner Mandy Mangru led the routing, picking up five for two in 21 deliveries. The 19-year-old was supported by her skipper, Akaze Thompson, who returned three for nine in five overs.Mangru returned to pilot the chase with six not out while Latoya Smith made seven not out as Demerara reached 21 for one in 3.2 overs. Earlier at the launching of the tournament at Everest, Secretary of the GCB Anand Sanasie expressed his delight in SuperBet’s interest in sponsoring such an important component of cricket development. He said that the GCB continues to examine ways of advancing all aspects of cricket development, administration and promotion of the players and the game.Sanasie emphasised that female cricket continues to be high on the GCB’s agenda and remarked that the Board’s new marketing committee has been very proactive in seeking corporate Guyana’s partnership in the growth of the sport.He complimented SuperBet for their inaugural sponsorship, while indicating his hope for continued partnership. Sanasie hinted that SuperBet may be extending their sponsorship for the Guyana Women team in the upcoming CWI Regional Women Tournament. Speaking on behalf of SuperBet, Marketing Assistant Nickoli Primo praised the GCB and he highlighted the company’s profound interest in collaborating on such a venture, which has immense potential to enhance the cricketing lives of those involved; the U-19 girls and senior female players. He indicated that the two entities have the capacities and abilities to transform the management of female cricket, to the extent that those participating females can reap great rewards.last_img read more

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Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law

first_imgThe law originally stipulated that only barley should be used for beer. Other grains, such as wheat, were considered too valuable as food to be turned into beverages, according to Nina Anika Klotz, editor of beer magazine Hopfenhelden.Another argument was consumer protection: brews that contained ingredients such as fungus and herbs sometimes had “quite undesirable results,” said Klotz.Critics say the so-called Reinheitsgebot — whose name means divine commandment in German — is little more than a marketing trick dreamed up in the early 20th century to promote German beer against foreign competitors.While brewers in neighboring Belgium merrily make beers containing coriander and orange peel, for example, such ingredients are theoretically “verboten” in Germany. This has proved particularly frustrating for a young guard of craft beer enthusiasts trying to break into the German market.But some old-fashioned brewers feel stifled by the law, too.Helmut Fritsche, owner of Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle brewery some two hours west of Berlin, started what became known as the Brandenburg Beer War after authorities ruled that his black beer was illegal because it contained sugar.“We fought for ten years,” he said. “Fought with the federation of brewers, with the state government, until the highest administrative court in 2005 decided that our black beer, that includes a pinch of sugar, could be called beer.”Fritsche now brews many beers with added natural ingredients, such as cherries, asparagus and even potatoes.“What do we want beer as a product to represent? We want it to represent flavor. And we shouldn’t inhibit the variety of flavors. Of course we should never add ingredients that are dangerous to humans,” he said.Fresh ideas may be needed if German brewers don’t want their income to dry up.While Germans are still ranked second — just after the Czechs — annual beer consumption per capita has fallen from 141 liters in 1991 to 98 liters last year.At least one novelty seems to have the blessing of mainstream breweries, though. Last year, the share of alcohol-free beer rose to 5.6 percent from 5.4 percent in Germany thanks to its growing popularity among consumers.___Frank Jordans contributed from Berlin. In this photo taken Thursday, April 21, 2016 a brewer controls hop-pellets and barley in the brewery ‘Griessbraeu’ in Murnau, Germany. Germany celebrate 500 years of German purity law on Friday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) INGOLSTADT, Germany | To some it’s the real deal, to others it’s a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what’s in German beer.Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those toasting the anniversary Friday of a law that allowed only water, hops and malt as ingredients — yeast was added to the list later.Praising the law at a ceremony in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, Merkel half-jokingly quoted religious reformer and bon vivant Martin Luther, who said that “he who has no beer, has nothing to drink.”Records have that in 1516 Duke William IV of Bavaria signed a beer purity law in the city that was eventually adopted throughout Germany. It’s still on the books, albeit with some exceptions, today. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center attends the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law in Ingolstadt, Germany, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Michaela Rehle/Pool Photo via AP) In this photo taken Thursday, April 21, 2016 brewer Michael Gilg controls a sample of wort in his brewery ‘Griessbraeu’ in Murnau, Germany. Germany celebrate 500 years of German purity law on Friday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) In this photo taken Thursday, April 21, 2016 customer Franz Brugger enjoys a fresh brewed beer in the brewery ‘Griessbraeu’ in Murnau, Germany. Germany celebrate 500 years of German purity law on Friday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) In this photo taken Thursday, April 21, 2016 brewer Michael Gilg controls a sample of wort in his brewery ‘Griessbraeu’ in Murnau, Germany. Germany celebrates 500 years of German purity law on Friday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, attends the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law in Ingolstadt, Germany, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Michaela Rehle/Pool Photo via AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks beer during the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law in Ingolstadt, Germany, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Michaela Rehle/Pool Photo via AP)last_img read more

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