What about the rest of the 2020 summer?A decision on the planned three ODIs against Ireland, three Tests and three T20Is against Pakistan and six white-ball games against Australia will be made at a later date, as will calls on the fixtures for England Women, who had matches scheduled against India and South Africa. … [Read more...] about What next as West Indies arrive in England for three-Test series?
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If the series goes ahead it will be an important part of South Africa's build-up to next year's World Cup, an event they have been earmarked as theirs to win. "For us, the focus now is that we are five months away from a World Cup and we have to give it everything we have," Moreeng said. "It's a World Cup we have planned and we have a built a squad we believe can go and win this World Cup. So far, the building blocks are very good and we have assembled one of the best ODI teams in a very long time. When you look back at how the team performed in January, to be able to give New Zealand a whitewash on their own soil, it showed the character of the team. The World Cup is back there again so everyone is familiar with conditions and we have a great opportunity." … [Read more...] about Hilton Moreeng reappointed as South Africa women’s head coach
In any case, between distillation and landing in Amsterdam or London the new brandy would sit in those barriques for anything from three months, for one that was distilled late and sold early, to nine months or more (distilled early, sold late) before reaching the end user. Then it would remain in barrels until it was parceled out for retail, although probably not the same ones: in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Dutch and English spirits-wholesalers pretty much blended, proof-adjusted, sweetened, colored and otherwise adulterated every drop of liquid that passed through their cellars. Often, the cumulative time in the barrel was long enough for another one of its properties to kick in. Nowadays, we call it aging: the complex triple-whammy of extraction, oxidation and concentration that turns raw firewater left in a wooden container into tawny, nectareous throat-oil. … [Read more...] about When Barrels Set Sail—The History of Aging Spirits at Sea
Surrogacy has been called “the fertility treatment time forgot”. While the law governing other fertility treatments has evolved in response to scientific, technological and social changes, British surrogacy law has remained fundamentally unaltered for 30 years. Intended parents, surrogates, some MPs and many within the legal profession now agree it must be changed. But while some advocate the adoption of a commercial model similar to that seen in some US states, Natalie Smith and SUK (of which she is now a trustee) vehemently resist this, arguing in a report released this week that altruism must remain at the heart of British surrogacy law. “The whole ethos of SUK is ‘friendship first’,” Smith says. “We must avoid reforms that would embed a commercial approach: contracts, transactions, profiteering.” … [Read more...] about The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid?
While they had a great time reliving all the punishments they got because of anything from a missing button on a uniform to the grey beret that was askew, “It was heartbreaking for most of us, because this is the first time after we passed out that so many of us would have been together, and it’s unlikely that we’ll all meet again altogether,” says Col Pannu, who got the Sword of Honour at his alma mater, for best all-round performance during the course. … [Read more...] about These retired Army officers went online to celebrate 50 years of training