“Our preparation has been really good. We have a good mixture of youthful and experienced players. The young girls have brought in good energy to the team and it has rubbed off on the girls,” said Siaka. Pacific MMI Insurance managing director Wayne Dorgan wished the Lewas success in their quest. He said the company’s sponsorship wanted to ensure Papua New Guineans had the opportunity to realise their full potential now and in the future. Lewas captain Pauke Siaka said Japan was the biggest threat and the PNG team had prepared well to beat them and reclaim the top ranking in the EAP. She said the team had learnt from past performances and would be able to adapt faster to the different playing conditions in Japan. The tournament will run from the 7-11th of May and will feature hosts Japan, Cook Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cricket Without Borders team. The team that finishes in first place will advance on to the World Cup qualifiers. Siaka said the team had a good bowling attack and would use this strength against the other teams. The Lewas team features seven new debutants, one of which is Seilosi Ambo from Popondetta. The Lewas will play their first match next Wednesday against Vanuatu. The Pacific MMI Lewas are determined to win back the number one ranking when they depart for Japan this Sunday for the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s trophy.
There are all kinds of high-tech ways to brush your teeth these days, but flossing? Not quite so many options, but a company called Blizzident wants to simply that part of your oral hygiene routine.How? By 3D-printing you a crazy customized flossing device. They call it (logically enough) 3D-Flosser, and they say it can floss your entire mouth in seconds. All you have to do is bite down and release and you’re done.You’ve probably got a good idea how the 3D-Flosser works just by looking at it. The translucent frame has strategically-placed holes through which the floss is threaded. They line up nicely with the spaces between your teeth, thanks to your friendly neighborhood dentist.Your dentist will take care of the first step in the 3D-Flosser creation process: taking a full set of impressions. Those get sent off to a dental lab that turns your bite into a 3D model. The digital files are then passed along to Blizzident, who print up your Flosser and ship it to you.Fully-customized, convenient flossing like this doesn’t come cheap. The 3D-Flosser itself will set you back $199 plus shipping. Its spools hold enough floss to clean between your teeth 500 times.If you want to go all in and really cut down the amount of time you spend taking care of your teeth, you can also order up the 3D-Toothbrush. Blizzident says their somewhat-frightening-looking brush and its 800 silicone bristles can effectively clean your teeth in just six seconds.That’s even faster than the electric Amabrush that hit Kickstarter this summer.The first 3D-Brush will cost you another $199, and it’ll last an entire year. After that, replacements are just $49 — though you need to purchase them in a three-pack. When you add up all the time you’ll save over four years of six-second brushing, that might actually work out to be one heck of a good deal.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.