Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Rose, whose career has been dogged by serious knee injuries, initially hurt his ankle on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s made seven starts and is averaging 14.3 points and 26.9 minutes with the Cavs, who signed him to a one-year, $2.1 million free-agent contract this summer.The three-time defending Eastern Conference champions anticipated using Rose as a backup to Isaiah Thomas.However, with Thomas continuing to recover from a hip injury, Rose was thrust into the starting lineup to start the season and showed flashes of his All-Star form while dealing with the sore ankle.Rose’s minutes could be affected going forward. Thomas is expected to return in the next few weeks and Dwyane Wade has been playing well running the point for Cleveland’s second unit.The Cavs have won 11 straight heading into their game Monday night in Chicago. Rose spent seven seasons with the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The 28-year-old has averaged 19.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds since being taken as the No. 1 overall pick in 2008.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Milwaukee. Estranged point guard Derrick Rose has returned to the Cavaliers. The former NBA MVP left the team on Nov. 9 after being sidelined with a sprained left ankle. His latest injury had Rose contemplating whether to continue playing, but the Cavs said Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, that Rose has rejoined the team to resume treatment and rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)CLEVELAND — Derrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers.The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo fulfills promise to graduating Tolentino with UAAP title A frustrated Rose had left the team on Nov. 22 to contemplate his future, but he’s back and working toward a return to the floor.Rose had been in contact with coach Tyronn Lue and general manager Koby Altman in recent days. The conversations were described as “positive,” and the team said he will report to its Cleveland Clinic Courts training facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThere is no timetable on when he’ll play.“This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick,” Altman said. “We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court.”
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men’s singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)Roger Federer says even though he reclaimed the No. 1 ranking and captured his 20th career Grand Slam title in January he still has plenty to prove on the ATP Tour.“You always have. As much as I like to tell you ‘it doesn’t matter how I play here’ I didn’t come here to lose first round two and two,” Federer said on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “As little pressure as there seems to be, there is always pressure on the top guys. “You are always the centre of attention and expectations are there. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I am definitely in a good place. I also feel that I have less to prove today than in the past, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it badly. I need to have that drive to be successful.”Federer was speaking ahead of his opening match in at the ATP Masters at Indian Wells. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the ageing process, claiming a sixth Australian Open crown two months ago.The defending champion has enjoyed a perfect start to 2018, winning in Melbourne and the Rotterdam Open, and taking his career singles title tally to 97.“You do care about the moments. You do care about the fans, what they think and how they portray you. You care about the result,” he said.Federer will open the defence of his Indian Wells title with a second-round match against Federico Delbonis of Argentina, who beat American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Federer comes into the elite event as the oldest ATP number one in history. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles than Federer, with 109. ADVERTISEMENT Federer is not alone in his hunt for a sixth Indian Wells crown. Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is making his first return to the Tour since the Australian Open, is also a five-time Indian Wells winner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dave Ildefonso leaves Ateneo, commits to NU Federer has spent a record 306 weeks at No. 1. He reclaimed the honour a couple of weeks ago in Rotterdam and he will remain No. 1 if he reaches the semi-finals in Indian Wells.He said the older he gets the more he appreciates the top ranking.“The feeling of getting back to No. 1 is deeper and gratifying because when you are old you know how much work you put into it,” he said. “In 2004 when I finally got to No. 1 it was a relief because I had blew my chance earlier in Montreal when I lost to (Andy) Roddick. I thought, Oh man, hopefully I get to number one in the world one day.“When I finally got it, I just felt like I’d probably deserved it. I had played a lot.”Federer said getting back to the top spot was a big motivator at Rotterdam.– ‘Went to chase it’ –“This one was different because I went to chase it. It was all about world No. 1 when I went to Rotterdam and winning it there then going back home and celebrating. “So it felt different, yes.”The Swiss is 64-5 with nine titles since returning in 2017 from a left knee injury.A five-time Indian Wells champion, he won this tournament three straight years beginning in 2004. His other victories came in 2012 and 2017. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments
Even though street sweepers are paid to do their jobs, some of them are complaining that the job is a humiliating and difficult one to do in Liberia.Some sweepers, who feared reprisals if identified, told reporters that as they sweep up the trash during work hours in Monrovia, more trash is spread behind them as though they had not done any work.“My brother, the hard time in cleaning Monrovia is not easy. The moment we get through sweeping, people will drink water and drop the plastic in the street. Those selling too, will not want to bring bags to drop the trash in, but will allow it to be spread all over. We have swept all over here, but you see the dirt? This one is for tomorrow morning now,” an exhausted and frustrated sweeper told our reporter.The sweepers, in separate interviews, noted that in most instances sellers and pedestrians describe them as dirty workers who belong in the garbage.“Some drivers can even cuss us while sweeping the sidewalks and those walking along the streets shout at us when we tell them to drop their dirt in the dust bins placed along the streets. We’re only doing this to help ourselves reduce the hardship, but the work is very disgraceful and hard to do,” another female sweeper lamented.Sanitation workers are seen daily in the streets of Monrovia sweeping and emptying garbage cans into wheelbarrows and mini trucks in a mostly losing battle to keep the streets litter free.The LIBRA Sanitation company that employs some of the street sweepers has placed trash bins in many convenient locations along the streets to prevent littering.In spite of every effort to prevent littering, pedestrians and street vendors do not care to drop dirt in the bins, but drop their trash of every kind on the ground without regard for how dirty the streets and the city in general appears.According to the street sweepers, some community dwellers who do not have toilet facilities in their houses defecate in plastic bags and drop them as trash in the dust bins planted along the streets.On Benson Street an orange seller with whom this reporter chatted said sweeping up the orange peelings was not her obligation because vendors pay taxes and government needs to use it to pay those who sweep the streets.According to the young woman, if the streets are always clean, the sweepers will have no work to justify the money they earn. Sadly, even students of the University of Liberia (UL), who should know better, made similar statements while dropping garbage on the campus grounds. The UL students contended that they need not bother to go and drop trash in the dust bins planted on the campuses “because people are there to sweep.” They, like the orange seller, are of the opinion that if janitors did not sweep up the garbage, they would not deserve the money they make. Monrovia under the administration of former Acting City Mayor Mary Broh, saw major improvements in sanitation due to the mayors persistence, unrelenting enforcement of city ordinances and hands on methods of keeping the city clean. Nevertheless, the habit of uncontrollable littering was a challenge to the former Mayor and her crew, as residents ungratefully ignored the city management’s serious efforts to stop people from littering the streets of Monrovia and thereby give the nation’s capital a degree of decency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The president of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, has warned Liberians to be careful in making decisions that could have an everlasting impact on their lives and those of generations unborn. He indicated that the decisions one makes determine the individual’s backward or forward march (success or failure in life).He said Liberia has been through a lot for a very long time, dating back to the inception of the country, and that it is now time that Liberians rise up against all odds to liberate themselves from what he termed as “Slave Heart” which he said has made the country not to reach or not even approach the verge of reaching its potentials.Dr. Anthony made these comments on Sunday March 6 when he delivered a sermon at the First Presbyterian Church in Careysburg, outside Monrovia. The Detroit is home to the largest chapter of the NAACP in the USA. Dr. Anthony is also the Pastor for that Fellowship Chapel.He was heading a three-member delegation on a five-day visit to Liberia where they observed the country’s prevailing situation to determine how he could be of help to Liberians.He said Liberians have been called by many negative names, but it is left with Liberians themselves to determine their own names that they should be called by, noting it to be a country of great potentials. “You have to define your own destiny. People have been calling you names, but what do you call yourselves? You are made in God’s image and likeness and he gave you the power to rule the earth so you have the power to become who you want to be,” Dr. Anthony said. “Some of us have free feet, but still got that slave heart, which we need to change from. You need to elevate yourself. You need to move and you need to make the right decision that will liberate you from that state,” he challenged. He said that some people are satisfied in their situation of perpetual agony, which should not be the case. You should try to liberate yourself from any situation that is not doing you good,” he contended, adding that this is what the African American did. “They were not satisfied in their condition that is why they expressed their dissatisfaction through the civil rights movement-an agenda the NAACP was founded to pursue.Dr. Anthony did not openly endorse any of the candidates who have declared their intention to contest come 2017. He however said Liberians should not just elect people based on what they say they will do, but rather on what they have done. He also challenged the church to speak to issues that affect the people and must not remain mute when cardinal national issues that would affect the masses in whatsoever ways are brought about. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States. It is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The NAACP, an interracial organization whose membership is predominantly black, works for the elimination of racial discrimination through lobbying, legal action, and education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
There still was a chance for the Lakers to tie the score on their final possession. Kobe Bryant faked Jorge Garbajosa into the air, pulled up from beyond the 3-point arc and watched his jumper hit the front of the rim and bounce out. “Just a touch short,” Bryant said. It might as well have been the theme of the night for the Lakers, who are just 4-8 in their past 12 games. No play hurt more than Bosh’s missed free throw and Parker’s rebound. If Lamar Odom had grabbed the ball, the Lakers, trailing 94-92, would have had a chance to win or tie. Bosh short-armed the free throw only to have it bounce right to Parker. All Lakers coach Phil Jackson could do on the bench was stare in disbelief. On their 12th night away from home and playing their third set of back-to-back games in their longest trip in 17 years, the Lakers had to accept that such bounces seem to veer in the direction of the team that needs them the most. They caught the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter Friday, erasing what had been an 11-point deficit with 5:41 to play in a 96-92 loss that dropped the Lakers to 3-4 on their eight-game trip. “I couldn’t even see if Lamar went to Parker’s body or not and really boxed him out or just went to the boards,” Jackson said. “That was a critical rebound. It changes all the dimensions of what you’re going to do on the next sequence.” After meeting with reporters, Jackson walked into the locker room and found Odom sitting at his locker. He asked one question, “Did you put a body on Parker?” and got into a box-out position as they talked. “Perfect bounce,” Odom said. “For him.” Parker made the second of two free throws – the Raptors went just 15 of 26 from the line – for a 95-92 lead and Bryant then missed his 3-point attempt at the other end. The Lakers need a victory Sunday at Cleveland to break even on this trip. “The more years you’re in the league, you kind of learn how to make the ball bounce your way,” Bryant said. “You learn how to get up for certain games, how to attack teams. You become more of a cerebral player. That just comes with experience.” So it was that the Lakers returned to the familiar themes of youth and inexperience. They went into the fourth quarter trailing 72-65, put a lineup of Odom and four reserves on the floor and wound up trailing by 12 when Bryant returned for the final 8:36. He was kicked in the left leg and went down briefly but stayed in the game after a timeout. He scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers made their run with Brian Cook, Smush Parker and Maurice Evans hitting consecutive 3-pointers. “It’s better that we gave ourselves an opportunity tonight as opposed to not even giving ourselves a chance to win it,” Bryant said. With the game tied, Bryant gave the Lakers their first lead by stealing a Garbajosa pass and taking it the other way for a layup. He followed with an explosive dunk on the next possession. But Morris Peterson answered with a 3-pointer that put the Raptors ahead for good, 93-92. Bryant missed a 3-point shot with 1:25 left and Cook missed a jumper with 25.9 seconds to play. If there was one bright spot, it was the Lakers putting Cook’s outburst Thursday behind them. Cook played 17 minutes, finished with seven points and discarded his warm-up top well out of Jackson’s vicinity when checking in. Bryant finished with 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting while returning to Toronto for the first time since his 81-point game against the Raptors last January. Evans scored 19 points off the bench, and Odom had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Bosh led the Raptors with 29 points and 11 rebounds. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 02/09: Lakers vs. Raptors TORONTO – There was no law of physics that could explain what happened with 12.8 seconds left in Friday’s game. Toronto’s Chris Bosh missed a free throw so short that the ball bounced off the front rim perfectly to Anthony Parker.
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Donegal Athletic BoardTeam:Novice WomenVenue Killybegs Date 14/10/2012 Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Inishowen A.C. 3 6 7 13 292 Finn Valley A.C. 4 5 8 16 333 Lifford A.C. 1 2 15 19 37 4 Rosses A.C. 9 11 12 22 54Team:Novice MenVenue Killybegs Date 14/10/2012Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Finn Valley A.C. 1 2 4 5 12 2 Tír Chonaill A.C. 6 12 13 15 463 Lifford A.C. 9 11 16 17 534 Letterkenny A.C. 3 10 18 26 575 Inishowen A.C. 8 24 30 32 94 ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM DONEGAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 14th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Donegal Novice Championships
The C ring was the most featureless of the rings, as expected. (Note: horizontal lines are artifacts of noise not yet removed from the raw images.) The B ring was the most opaque, also as expected, but showed vivid bands and fine ringlets. The Cassini Division is filled with material, not an empty gap as seen in amateur telescopes. Infrared measurements showed this material to contain more dirt than the main rings, which are composed almost completely of water ice; a press release states that the dirt resembles material seen on Phoebe. The A ring had many classic examples of waves. Density waves are longitudinal waves caused by orbital resonances with moons; they showed damping away from Saturn. Spiral bending waves are transverse waves generated by interactions with the inclined moon Mimas; these showed damping toward Saturn. One image showed both wave types in the same frame. Another image showed fine structure that Porco described as “straw” in appearance; as yet, she could offer no explanation for what must be fine-scale clumping. The Encke gap revealed the previously-imaged scalloped edge in beautiful detail. The scalloping is a wake induced by the embedded moonlet Pan. The image was so surreal that Dr. Porco thought at first her team must have been tricking her with a simulation. Ringmaster Jeff Cuzzi also was stunned and taken by the beauty and clarity of this image, and how it so perfectly demonstrated the wave processes theorists had predicted. The F ring showed several strands, and streaks of material being pulled toward the shepherd moon Prometheus. The sunlit side of the F ring showed several bright strands with diffuse material between them. Contrary to expectations, no ring “spokes” were yet seen by Cassini like the Voyagers saw 23 years ago. JPL scientists are speculating the spokes are a seasonal phenomenon that appear when the sunlight hits the rings at a steeper angle. The cosmic dust analyzer instrument did detect dust particles coming from the rings, however, which might be related to the spoke phenomenon. Ultraviolet measurements showed that the Cassini Division and Encke Gap both have dirtier material than the main rings (see Space.Com). This unknown material resembles the spectral characteristics of Phoebe. The UV images were color-coded in dazzling patterns of maroon and turquoise like black-light posters. “Shocked” was how Carolyn Porco, lead Cassini imaging scientist, described her initial reaction to new pictures of Saturn’s rings. Precious images began to pour in early July 1 from science observations right after the previous night’s perfect orbit insertion maneuver (see 06/30/2004 headline). Even though the imaging team had been confident in the capabilities of Cassini’s cameras, Porco said she was surprised to be so surprised at the clarity and beauty of the results. The spacecraft was as stable as a tripod as the narrow-angle camera snapped 61 sharp photos of the rings at closer range than ever before. Portions of all the major rings – C, B, and A, along with the F ring and the Encke, Keeler and Cassini divisions – were photographed. The highest resolution images were taken on the backlit side of the rings. After the second ring plane crossing, Cassini turned and imaged the sunlit side for a few frames from a greater distance. Though unable to resolve individual particles, Cassini’s CCD cameras detected remarkable structural detail: Infrared measurements revealed that the rings are almost 99% water ice, higher than the 98% previously thought. This argues against the rings having formed from the breakup of a rocky body. Dr. Roger Clark (USGS), in answer to a reporter’s query whether ring particles might have rocky cores, answered in the negative; repeated collisions would have uncovered any rock remnants that the Cassini VIMS instrument would have detected. The ring particles are almost pure water ice. Differences in colors of the main rings come from a small proportion of contaminants. Each main ring also has a distinct particle size distribution, temperature, density and thickness. Additional findings from other instruments such as the ion and neutral mass spectrometer and plasma spectrometer should be announced soon. At a lecture a few hours after the images came down, ringmaster Andre Brahic explained that a few of these features match predictions from known physical processes exactly, but there is more structural detail seen than scientists can explain. There are gaps without known moons to create them, for instance, and some predicted gaps cannot be found. Disk features like Saturn’s rings also show up on larger scales, like dust disks around stars, and the star-studded disks of spiral galaxies. Understanding the rings of Saturn, therefore, can shed light on the dynamics of stars and galaxies. Brahic cautioned against simplistic extrapolation of ring physics to large-scale disks, however, since there are significant differences between them, such as mass, viscosity, magnetic field effects, charge, velocity, gravitational influences, external influences, and composition. Many more ring observations will be taken over the next four years, including occultations by the radar and ultraviolet instruments that will provide even finer detail on the density and structure of the rings. It’s clear already, however, that one day’s worth of data will keep scientists busy for years getting their models to match these exciting new observations from the ringed planet. Brahic also stated that most ring scientists accept the notion that the rings are far younger than the solar system (assuming the rarely-challenged date of 4.5 billion years). He said he preferred not to believe that for personal, not scientific, reasons. He finds it hard to believe that the rings just appeared in time for humans to observe them. Most of his energetic, humorous and informative talk concerned how resonances, collisions and interactions could induce the structures seen – which is fine, because those are all ongoing effects of present-tense, observable processes. But how can these delicate features remain stable for long ages? A shepherd can keep the sheep in line only so long if wolves are routinely picking them off and no new sheep are being added. Brahic did not dwell on how ring material could be replenished during billions of years of gas drag, light pressure, collisional spreading, micrometeorites and ionic sputtering, though he acknowledged these destructive processes are at work in the rings. This is a clear case of wanting to believe something without evidence, even in spite of the evidence. Enjoy the rings in the age of man, because they are going, going, gone.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
While the pay talks between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricket Association (ACA ) continues, former skipper and serving board director Mark Taylor has expressed confidence that the coming summer’s Ashes series as well as the scheduled tour to Bangladesh will go according to the plan.Taylor’s comments came few days after players had opted to boycott the upcoming Australia A tour of South Africa after the CA and ACA failed to reach the common grounds in their pay dispute.Australia A were slated to play a pair of four-day matches against South Africa A as well as a limited-overs tri-series against the Proteas’ and India’s A-teams.”We’ve got to get together, we’ve got to sort this out and hopefully sooner rather than later.But I’m very confident we’ll have a side for the Ashes, and I’m also very confident we’ll have a side to go to Bangladesh which is only in a month’s time. There’s obviously been a lot of conjecture and speculation about what’s going on,” cricket.com.au quoted Taylor a saying.The 52-year-old further confirmed that the discussions over a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) continue to take place away from public view.Taylor said that although the agreement between the two sides is yet to be reached, negotiations are currently going on to try and broke a deal.”There’s ongoing discussions and that’s about all I’m going to say, I don’t think people here need to know more than that. But I like to think I’m a positive person – we’ll have Ashes cricket this year,” the former Test captain said.advertisementMeanwhile, Taylor also admitted that the country’s cricket governing body and the players’ union need to compromise with each other before the game suffers further damage, in an ugly pay battle that has put the team’s upcoming tours at risk of abandonment.”I think there’s got to be compromise on both sides, I really believe that. I think at any negotiation you give and you take. I think when you get to that situation, which I hope we are getting very close to now, then you get close to a resolution. I’m confident there will be a resolution soon. I don’t know when but I just hope both sides keep working hard at it,” Taylor said.Players, having central contracts and state players without multi-year deals, were left unemployed after the deadline for a new MoU was not brokered by June 30. Players are due to be paid next on July 15.More than 200 leading cricketers are affected by the dispute between CA and the ACA.ACA had earlier rejected the new pay offer from the game’s governing body, saying the proposal will be a win for cricket administrators but a loss for the game.In March, CA made an offer, proposing that the average pay of Australia’s international women’s players would rise from $A79,000 to $A179,000, while the average remuneration of state cricketers would more than double to $A52,000.Under CA’s proposal, only male international players would have the chance to share in any surplus revenue, while other domestic male players and women at both domestic and international level would have to settle for fixed amounts which would not fluctuate according to the game’s income.However, the ACA pointed out a series of concerns with the proposal, saying that it “disrespects the value of domestic cricketers and the role they play in Australian cricket”.The major reason behind the ACA’s opposition is CA’s proposal to scrap a shared revenue model for player payments, which has been in place for nearly 20 years.Cricket Australia had in May threatened that players would not be paid beyond June 30, the date of expiry of their current five-year financial deal, if they don’t accept the governing body’s new proposed offer.