Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

first_imgThere a great new sport in Nelson — and it’s called Pickleball. Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College’s Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.Selkirk students often join the regular players, notably several students from India who are enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism program.It’s an easy-to-learn sport which is played on a badminton-sized court with a hard paddle (often graphite) and a wiffle ball. For more information visit Pickleball Canada or this link.last_img read more

North Peace Minor Baseball Association hosting baseball clinic this fall

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Minor Baseball Association will host a baseball clinic this September.Coaches from Alberta will travel to the Peace Region to run drills and scrimmage with the NPMBA athletes.The event starts September 8th and will continue two to three times per week, until it concludes with a scrimmage on the 21st.- Advertisement -Registration is only open to 24 players aged 12-15 and costs $80. The $80 fee includes a customized long sleeve T-shirt as well as a hat. Only 10 spots are left so kids looking to participate should sign up fast.To register, visit the North Peace Minor Baseball Association website at: https://www.northpeaceminorbaseball.com/ No payments are needed until the clinic begins.Advertisementlast_img

Garcetti’s letter

first_img– Frank G. Carlisi Calabasas Hit the road, Jack Re: “Cautionary tale: Weiss recall attempt ought to be a warning to all” (Our Opinions, March 15): I applaud the Daily News for bringing to the forefront what so many residents have been thinking: Jack Weiss is an absentee councilman when it comes to working with homeowners and residents. He may show up at a few street fairs, but has a hard time showing respect to homeowners and residents who confront him with serious problems of traffic, overdevelopment and public safety. Since Jack Weiss has publicly said he is now focusing on the 2009 election for city attorney, there are many in the district who think he should resign his council seat so someone can devote 100 percent of his or her energy to serving the homeowners and residents of Council District 5. It’s time to hit the road, Jack. – Marcia Selz Los Angeles Hijacking the event Re: “Mount Mel erupts again” (March 24): In the tradition of the cinematheque program of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, a filmmaker came to discuss his craft as a writer, director and producer. Two activists came to the event with the purpose of reading a political statement – in Spanish about the abominations committed by the Europeans against the Mayans. They were given the microphone and enjoyed the use of this amplification device, unhindered, for several minutes. They accused the filmmaker of intellectual dishonesty and character assassination. They did not mince words and purposefully offended the university guest. It was a classic use of agitprop, with the objective of derailing the event. When this strategy became clear to those responsible for the evening, steps were taken by the university organizers to ask them to leave. The activists were there to hijack the evening. And they do not seem to be done: Through the media megaphone, they demand an apology from Gibson. Why don’t they make their own movie? – Mar a Elena de las Carreras, Ph.D. CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts She was out of line Re: “Mount Mel erupts again” (March 24): It is Alicia Estrada who needs to apologize to Mel Gibson. She was out of line from the gate. His purpose there was to answer questions on filmmaking. Anyone can lose his temper, depending on the situation. And don’t give me this: “A celebrity should be able to handle it.” What nonsense. – Carolyn Carmichael Valley Village Good ol’ days Re: “LAPD red” (Our Opinions, March 21): The Daily News complained that Chief William H. Parker ran Los Angeles back in the ’50s. I didn’t grow up in the ’50s, but rather the mid 1960s and ’70s. From what I gather from people who did, L.A. in the ’50s was a much better place to raise a family. Chief Parker did what was needed and expected of him by providing support to his officers and a tough stance on the criminals of that time. The criminals of that time feared the Los Angeles Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the citizens respected and expected them to handle the trash of that era. Today, the criminals know that law enforcement has been substantially weakened and the courts clogged with repeat offenders. Those who are convicted spend only a fraction of their sentence behind bars. – Joseph Dillon Chatsworth Simple first step Re: “Our so-called life” (March 22): The report completely ignored critical issues related to the impact of the illegal aliens. The mayor attributed the situation to the “large immigrant population.” He did not, however, differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants. Los Angeles is one of many “sanctuary cities” that encourage and attract a great number of illegal aliens at a substantial cost for the taxpayers. A simple first step toward improvement in Los Angeles is to cease being a sanctuary for the illegal invaders and eliminate special order 40, which inhibits the police from detaining the illegal criminals. – Mort Arditti Los Angeles Nurse shortage Re: “Nurse shortage grows acute: Classes lacking” (March 18): Mary Cox of Valley College is quoted: “Nurses who are qualified to teach say they can make better money elsewhere.” Unfortunately, this dollar component seems to have no solution. For example, the certificated nursing-assistant program at Canoga Park High School was dropped last year because of that exact reason, lack of teacher interest. Fifty highly motivated students and potential nursing assistants were set adrift. In this case, the union and the Los Angeles Unified School District board agreed years ago that all Regional Occupation Program teachers would be reimbursed the same. This means teachers of agriculture and animal husbandry are to be on the same salary schedule as a registered nurse/instructor. Give me a break. Something needs to change. – Earl Roth Oak Park High gas prices On Monday the Lundberg Letter announced the “reasons” for the high gas prices: a lot of refineries down for maintenance, driving up, kidnapped British sailors in Iran and this year’s early daylight-saving time. (People have more daylight to drive in.) I think next week the reasons will be: passports needed to go to Mexico and Canada, the Punxsutawney groundhog did or didn’t see his shadow, Anna Nicole Smith’s baby’s paternity still in question, Britney Spears’ hair still too short – and my dog ate my homework – Bill Tracy Glendale Undermining parents An increasing number of states want to mandate that school-age girls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted disease, human papillomavirus or HPV, by a new drug – on the market less than a year – that reportedly provides women immunity against two strains of HPV that cause 70 percent of cervical cancer cases in the U.S. While proponents downplay legitimate concerns about the drug’s long-term safety and side effects, the greatest criticism about this vaccine has to do with the government’s push to make it mandatory, which all but takes parents out of the equation. Parents have a fundamental right to be the final authority on what happens to their children. And our government certainly should not be undermining this fundamental right. – Gary Curtis Van Nuys Re: “Garcetti’s folly” (Our Opinions, March 25): Wow! What a letter he sent to the hotels regarding the boycott because they are fighting hotel workers union wage demands. I just wonder how much money he received from the union backing this thing. I just wonder why he thinks he has this much power. These council people meet three days a week (sometimes). The rest of the time they spend dreaming up ideas of how to tax the homeowners. – Joe McMillin West Hills More baloney Re: “Alarc n back as City Council member” (March 21): Being a small businessman in his district, I know the baloney of receiving no courtesy calls from his office after trying to reach him for eight straight weeks. He’s so interested in economic development in the San Fernando Valley that it makes me so comfortable. He’s said the same thing the first two terms, and now he has six more years of eating at the taxpayers’ feeding trough. All he cares about are raises for the City Council. Maybe in the next six years, the cat will change his stripes and pay attention to some of us in the business community. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Morocco whip Nigeria for CHAN title, bag Sh127mn

first_img0Shares0000Morocco players celebrate after winning the 2018 CHAN title in CassablancaCASABLANCA, Morocco, Feb 5- Ayoub el Kaabi scored his ninth goal of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as Morocco became the first hosts to triumph by thrashing 10-man Nigeria 4-0 Sunday in a Casablanca downpour.With Nigeria in disarray and the final long over as a contest, the previously little known striker completed his record-extending goal haul by firing into the net from close range. Zakaria Hadraf put the home team ahead at Stade Mohammed V on the stroke of half-time and added the match-clinching third goal midway through the second half.In between the first goals of the tournament for Hadraf, fellow midfielder Mohamed el Karti netted soon after Nigerian attacker Eneji Moses was red-carded following a second caution.Before the biennial tournament kicked off last month, Achraf Bencharki from 2017 CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca was the centre of attention.His five goals were instrumental in the success of Wydad and he was expected to spearhead the Moroccan CHAN challenge.But Bencharki was a shock absentee from the line-up for the tournament opener while lone striker El Kaabi bagged a brace in a 4-0 mauling of Mauritania.He followed up with a hat-trick — only the third in the history of the tournament — against Guinea, put one past Namibia and scored twice in the semi-final victory over Libya.His nine goals comfortably surpassed the previous record of five from Zambian Given Singuluma in the first CHAN finals nine years ago.El Kaabi helped Racing Casablanca win promotion to the Moroccan top flight last season, then joined Renaissance Berkane, a relatively successful but low-profile elite division outfit.After his CHAN exploits, national coach Herve Renard is likely to give the 24-year-old a chance as Morocco prepare to face Iran, Portugal and Spain at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The destruction of Nigeria created a record winning margin for a CHAN final, bettering the three-goal victories of Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Morocco pocketed a record Sh127mn ($1.25 million) having justified their pre-tournament role as favourites to win the fifth CHAN.Sudan performed best of the four previous host nations, finishing third. Rwanda reached the quarter-finals and the Ivory Coast and South Africa exited after the first round.Morocco also became the first champions to win five of the six matches — defeating Mauritania, Guinea, Namibia and Libya before overwhelming Nigeria.The only blemish was partly self-inflicted as they fielded a virtual reserve side in a goalless draw with Sudan after both nations had secured last-eight places.El Kaabi had a goal disallowed and struck the woodwork before Hadraf sidefooted a cut-back between the legs of goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye for a 45th-minute lead.After Moses had been sent off, Morocco took control and Nigeria fell apart with some comical defending contributing to their downfall.El Karti made it 2-0 just past the hour, Hadraf completed his brace three minutes later and player-of-the-tournament El Kaabi completed the rout with 73 minutes gone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal company creates world’s first ‘little person’ doll

first_imgA Donegal toy company has paid tribute to disability activist Sinéad Burke by creating a limited edition replica of the Dublin woman.Lottie Dolls went out of their way to smash the myth that one size fits all as it created the unique Sinéad doll.The doll, which was launched on World Dwarfism Awareness Day, is the world’s first ‘little person’ doll. Sinéad has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.At 3’5” tall, she’s responsible for introducing the term for a little person, ‘duine beag’, to the Irish language. “Organised, articulate and creative by nature” is how she describes herself.The Sinéad activist doll comes dressed in a red dress with red shoes, the doll takes inspiration from a stunning Rochas dress Sinéad wore to the Elle 2018 awards.Lottie Dolls has joined forces with activist and changemaker Sinead Burke (pictured), becoming the world’s first toy brand to create a small person doll, launching on ‘World Dwarfism Awareness Day’. Photo Fennell Photography 2019The doll has the same head and torso proportions as all of the Lottie range and her hands, arms and legs are smaller and Achondroplasia proportion. Sinéad herself has never allowed her stature to stand in her way.She said “There’s that phrase, ‘if you can see it, you can be it’. As a littler person, I have lived my life in a world that was not designed for me, and in an era where my experience was never reflected in culture, in the books that were in my classroom library or in the dolls that I played with as a child.“I’m incredibly honoured to volunteer on this project with Lottie Dolls because the potential for this to change how little people see themselves, and how the world views little people is immeasurable.”The first small person doll by Lottie Dolls, launching on ‘World Dwarfism Awareness Day’. Photo Fennell Photography 2019Sinéad is a contributing Editor to British Vogue, an Irish writer, academic, activist and broadcaster, popular for her TED talk ‘Why design should include everyone’. Appointed by President Michael D Higgins, Sinéad is a member of Ireland’s Council of State.She appeared on the cover for The Business of Fashion in May 2018 and was selected by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Sinéad appeared on the cover of British Vogues September Issue and was recently named in BBC’s “100 Women of 2019”. Lottie Dolls, which is based in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, was first launched seven years ago and reflect the proportions of real-life 9 year old children. The Sinéad doll is representative of Sinéad also at 9 years of age.They are dressed comfortably in clothes that are made from colourful and tactile fabrics. They have play-sets that encourage outdoor play, from fishing, body-boarding to fossil-hunting.Ian Harkin, the Ballybofey man behind the groundbreaking brand, said working with Sinéad has been an amazing experience.He said ”I came across a statistic by UNESCO a number of years back which really struck me, it stated that 32% of all kids have been bullied within the last month, the main reasons for it are visual differences, nationality, race or colour. “We discovered research by Psychologist Dr Sian Jones at Queen Margaret’s University in Edinburgh, which studied the effects of playing with toys with differences, on the attitudes of children without difference.“Interviewing hundreds of children, she found that after playing with toys like the Sinéad doll, children were more open to forming friendships with peers with difference.“That to me was so powerful, that a toy could be used as a tool to develop empathy and understanding of differences as much as a toy to bring joy, so we decided we would make it part of our mission to be more inclusive in our design.“We’ve long-admired Sinéad and her activism and values, which are closely aligned with our own, and formed a friendship through the years, we were privileged to have Sinéad’s input, insights, design-eye and keen involvement as we collaborated on this project.”The Sinéad doll was created in partnership with the charity, Little People of Ireland. €1 from the sale of each Sinéad doll sold on the Lottie website will be donated to the charity.The Sinead Doll can be pre-ordered for €20 on www.lottie.comDonegal company creates world’s first ‘little person’ doll was last modified: October 27th, 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)Tags:achondroplasiaDISABILITY AWARENESSlittle personLottie dollssinead burkelast_img read more

Tobacco smuggling up in smoke

first_imgSouth African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, in an effort to eliminate the smuggling of tobacco products.(Image: Wikipedia)MEDIA CONTACTS• Popo MajaSpokesperson, Department of Health+ 27 72 585 3219RELATED ARTICLES• Raising the profile of mental health• Local solutions for animal health• Taking a nation’s health to heart• Proactive approach to mental health Ray MaotaA treaty to combat the illicit trade in cigarettes has been signed by 12 countries, which in time will lead to worldwide co-operation to eliminate cigarette smuggling.South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products at a ceremony held at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva on 10 January 2013. This made South Africa one of the first countries, along with 11 others including China, France, Panama, Turkey and Uruguay, to sign the treaty.Other countries can also sign it, and the protocol will be applicable 90 days after the 40th government has signed. Those countries that sign the treaty will co-operate in identifying tobacco smuggling routes and trends, and in apprehending smugglers. The treaty also aims to control the supply chain of tobacco products to stop smugglers from obtaining them.To control the supply chain, the treaty recommends that manufacturers are licensed, requiring them to verify the bona fides of their customers; tracking the movement of tobacco products across borders as well as tracing the origins of seized goods; better border controls; and stronger penalties for smuggling.Dr Yussuf Saloojee, the executive director of the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), commended the minister, saying: “Reducing the illicit trade in tobacco is an important public health measure. Smuggling makes cigarettes cheaper and so increases sales. It encourages adults to keep smoking instead of quitting after tax increases, and makes tobacco affordable to youth … Higher tobacco sales in turn mean more sickness and death.”Speaking at the signing ceremony, the WHO’s director-general, Dr Margaret Chan, said: “The protocol gives the world a unique legal instrument for countering and eventually eliminating a sophisticated international criminal activity that costs a lot, especially for health.” Tobacco smuggling in South AfricaIn a 2012 working paper for the department of economics at Stellenbosch University, Craig Lemboe and Philip Black found that cigarette smuggling in South Africa was significant, constituting between 40% and 50% of the total market, and that cigarette tax increases had, to a large extent, contributed to its continued existence and growth by creating a financial incentive to smuggle.The main focus of the paper was on tobacco taxes as part of a broader tobacco control policy framework. It found that the existence of such a huge illicit tobacco market in South Africa may well imply that tax hikes had not resulted in a significant decline in cigarette consumption and that smuggled cigarettes were typically of a lower quality than legally manufactured cigarettes.International examples of methods to combat cigarette smuggling seemed to suggest that the best course of action was to address the supply side of smuggled cigarettes rather than the demand side, the paper found. This is exactly what this treaty seeks to do.“The level of cigarette smuggling in South Africa is highly over-estimated by the tobacco industry, as this creates pressure on the Treasury to keep excise taxes low. Nonetheless, we do need to combat smuggling and the way to do so is not by lowering taxes but by adopting the measures proposed by the protocol,” said Saloojee.In 2010 in South Africa, 11% of all deaths of men were related to tobacco smoking, while 4.8% of South African women succumbed to tobacco-related diseases. A win for the ConstitutionIn 2012, British American Tobacco South Africa (Batsa), the country’s largest cigarette manufacturer, tried to lift the ban in place on the advertising of tobacco products.The Constitutional Court denied the company leave to appeal against an order made by the Supreme Court of Appeal, which had ruled that a ban on the advertising and promotion of tobacco products under the Tobacco Products Control Act was “reasonable and justifiable in an open and democratic society”.According to the NCAS, in its judgement the Appeals Court had found that there were powerful public health considerations for a ban on the advertising and promotion of tobacco products and that the seriousness of the dangers of smoking far outweighed the interests of smokers as a group or the commercial interests of Batsa.At the time of the ruling, in August 2012, Saloojee, said: “We welcome the Constitutional Court’s decision, which confirms our confidence that the country’s tobacco control laws are fair, reasonable and based on solid science. The freedom of teenagers to grow up healthily is more important than the freedom of the tobacco companies to advertise a deadly addiction.“The importance of this ruling is that it will help keep youngsters from the clutches of the tobacco industry. The industry’s own documents show that they view teenagers as ‘replacement smokers’ for those adults killed by cigarettes.”last_img read more

PluralEyes: The Best Workflow for Syncing Audio

first_imgDo you love to use PluralEyes? Let us know in the comments. Step One: Import Your Footage into Premiere ProUpload your footage onto your computer. For tips on how to organize, here’s a great article. Once you have your footage where you want to work with it, open Premiere Pro as you normally would with your ideal sequence settings.Note: For newer PluralEyes editions, you can sync directly in PluralEyes or in Premiere Pro — whichever you prefer.Step Two: Create a Timeline and Lay Out All Cameras and AudioCreate your sequence, and drag all your footage and audio onto the timeline. Be sure to arrange each one (if you’re using multiple cameras) onto their own level. Place the audio in the bottommost level. Make sure all the footage is back to back.Step Three: Open PluralEyes in Premiere ProTo open PluralEyes, go to Window -> Extensions -> PluralEyes, and PluralEyes will launch a smaller window in Premiere Pro for your sync. If you have multiple timelines open, it will ask you to choose which one you’d like to work with, so make sure you name your timelines appropriately.Step Four: Synchronize and ExportOne you have PluralEyes open, you’ll see your footage and audio files show up as PluralEyes scans them. You’ll need to wait until they’re all scanned before you can sync (but you can still go ahead and click sync right away). Once they’re scanned and you’ve clicked, you’ll watch as they arrange to match. Next, click export, and a new synced timeline will open in Premiere Pro for you.In the PluralEyes options, you can choose to have your footage and audio simply matched next to each other, or to replace and connect the external audio with your video. Streamline your audio sync workflow in Premiere Pro with PluralEyes.Cover image via Red Giant.Syncing audio doesn’t need to be stressful. If you shoot DSLR, mirrorless, or on any mainstream camera that doesn’t offer high-quality in-camera recording options, you know how long it can take to sync your video and externally recorded audio.PluralEyes is a quality third-party plug-in from Red Giant that simplifies the task. While there are plenty of workarounds, for those who have made the investment and are to streamline, here are some tips for maximizing your PluralEyes workflow in Premiere Pro. If you’re interested, you can get a free trail of PluralEyes on their website before buying the program.Check out the step-by-step syncing process from FILM IT VFX STUDIOS.last_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: It will be a well-contested final, says Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia are favourites to retain the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday but arch-rivals Pakistan stand between them and victory. If the result goes in India’s favour, they will become the first team to win the Trophy three times and join Australia as the second team to defend the title.The India-Pakistan matches have always been nerve-wracking and once again the stage is set for high-profile game. The atmosphere is expected to be electrifying and fans are all set to paint the Oval “Blue” and “Green” on Sunday.Kohli has urged his teammates to stay calm and relaxed but also expects the match to be a “well-contested” affair.”Neither are we intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing. It’s important to maintain the balance of being confident in your own skill and what you are doing as a team. I am sure it will be a very well-contested match. Both teams obviously want to win the final. We have worked very hard and I am sure every player will give 120 percent. 11 players from both the sides will do that and I don’t see any relevance of the first game,” Kohli said ahead of the Super Sunday.We are neither intimidated nor are we too arrogant. I am sure it will be a well-contested final: @imVkohli #CT17 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/DRXRzrwqNA- BCCI (@BCCI) June 17, 2017Kohli also said how staying away from social media has helped him stay focused.”Biggest learning is to stay off social media. It sounds funny but it’s so important. Staying away from everything is tough but you have to make that bsort effort to stay in good zone and good mindset. To happy playing second fiddle in big tournament like this, thinking about bouncing back after a setback. All those things I have learnt a lot. How to handle certain things. That can only happen if you are able to connect with yourself first.advertisement”If you are too distracted listening to too many suggestions, or praise of criticism then you can’t focus on what you need to think as a sportsman. That’s probably been the biggest learning to maintain that balance nicely,” he said.India have been dominant against Pakistan in ICC events, with the overall record being 13-2 in their favour. However, in Champions Trophy the results were tied at 2-2 after India’s 124-run win over Pakistan in the group stages of the tournament.”It’s just another game of cricket tomorrow, whatever the result we have to go forward and play more games after that,” Kohli said.One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India.Kohli further tipped his Indian teammates to stay relaxed.”The more relaxed you stay in these kinds of situations, it is a good thing because it helps you take better decisions,” Kohli added.The India skipper is in top form scoring 253 runs and has been dismissed only once in four innings.”I visualize a lot, see myself in difficult situations convincing that I can pull the team out in those situations,” Kohli added.It sounds funny, but the biggest learning is to stay off social media ???#INDvPAK #CT17 pic.twitter.com/8MMAJOKfv8- BCCI (@BCCI) June 17, 2017last_img read more

Australian Men’s Camp

first_imgThe Australian Men’s National Training Squad will train in Sydney this weekend as they prepare for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series in April next year. The camp is the first opportunity for the Australian Men’s Open contingent to train together since the announcement of the squad in June, in the lead up to the series which will be played at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Friday, 25 April to Sunday, 27 April 2014. The Men’s Open team will be hopeful of reclaiming the division back from New Zealand, following their 2-1 series loss at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series in Auckland in February. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all of the latest news and information on the Australian teams in the lead up to the 2014 Trans Tasman Series.  Be sure to also follow Touch Football Australia on our social media pages:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’Related LinksAussie Men’s Camplast_img read more