Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Factors affecting performance

first_img The Weather: If the weather is hotter, colder, windier or more humid than you are accustomed to, you won’t perform to the best of your ability. Change in weather may lead to change in tactics. Altitude: At high altitudes, the air is thinner so less oxygen is taken in with each breath. If the body is not adapted to this condition, you are likely to become breathless and dizzy. However, whereas long distance events are difficult to perform at high altitudes, performance in sprinting, jumping and throwing events are enhanced. Playing surface and equipment: Performance can be affected by equipment used and surface performed on. The need for special equipment can prevent some people from taking part, thus restricting their opportunities. Equipment changes as technology influences the design and materials used for increasing durability and performance e.g. boots are lighter and more flexible than before, Running shoes provide more support and protection in the ability to absorb and disperse shock. If you are used to performing on one type of surface, there can be a dramatic change in performance level if you have to adapt suddenly to another. The body and mind affect each other and the environment affects both. Therefore, all three combined will tremendously impact performance. If they are all at their best, optimum performance will be achieved. PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Skill: The more skillful you are, the more likely you are to perform well. Fitness: Once the physical fitness components are satisfied, the performance will be better. Physique: You will perform better at an activity that suits your Somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph) Age and gender: If an activity depends on strength and speed, the performance will be better at 25 years than 40 years. However, for some activities such as golf age is less important than experience. Age and gender (whether male or female) affects your capacities. Natural physical capacities begin to deteriorate sometimes at age 25. Body composition: Carrying extra weight (over fat) is not good for performance. Illness and injury: Injury and illness can ruin performances. It is best to stay away from the activity. An injury will only get worse. Diet: Diet affects health, which in turn will affect your fitness. What and when you eat before an event will also affect your performance. Drugs: Some drugs improve performance in short term but have long term damaging effects. Athletes can be banned for using performance enhancing drugs. Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes impair performance. Performances are snapshots of what is learned, combined with all the factors affecting us at the same time. Performance levels go up and down constantly depending on how we feel, the weather and interactions with other people. Everyone competes at different levels. The higher the level, the more important these factors become. Therefore, how well you perform in an event or any sport will depend on the following factors. Personality: Some sports suit some personalities (introvert, extrovert). Everybody has their own distinctive character formed as a result of a complex unique to them and their personal history. Performance will be better in sports that fit personality. Motivation: This involves a sense of purpose, commitment and determination which comes from inside (intrinsic). Every performer needs this to do well. Sometimes the motivation comes from outside (extrinsic) and must be valued by the performer for it to have an effect. Arousal: There must be a general mental preparation to action, which is focused and sustained at the optimum point at which the performance is at its very best (psyched up). However, it is important to remain in control and not to pass the optimum level (psyche out) where performance declines under pressure (stress, worry, self doubt, anxiety). Stress: Any stressful situation ( injury, family issues etc … ) or other reasons than participation in the activity, is likely to impair performance. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORSlast_img read more

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DD Fitness: The Top 5 reasons you can’t lose weight

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness guru Emmett Rushe tells you why weight loss isn’t always easy.The premise of it is easy. Create a calorie deficit and you will lose weight.The execution of this, however, doesn’t always go according to plan. There are people who try time and time again to lose weight but, somehow, always seem to fall short of their goal.Sometimes the reason we are not losing the weight we would like is because we have to adjust things in a way that doesn’t sit well with us.You may have to adjust your diet in a way you didn’t expect.You may have to train in a way you didn’t expect. You may have to give up things you like in order to get to where you would like to be.All of these things can have an effect on whether you reach your weight loss goals or not.This is something I ALWAYS tell my Rushe Fitness members.You can join us in our Lean in 2019 program on September 16th if you want to find an easy to follow method of losing weight the right way. CLICK HERE NOW!There are times where we might need a mirror held up in front of us, so we can finally see the things that are keeping us from reaching our goals. The majority of the time the main thing stopping us, is us.We are unwilling to make the changes we need to make in order to get to where we want to be.Below I am going to list the top 5 reasons for failure to achieve weight loss that I have come across.You are unwilling to actually start your diet.This might seem like a silly statement, but one of the biggest obstacles that people face when starting out with weight loss is actually starting.They are willing to train.They are willing to take supplements.They are willing to do endless burpees.Yet when you ask them how their diet is going, they suddenly become quiet.Starting your diet is the first hurdle you will meet when you start out with weight loss. Advertisement You can’t keep eating the same foods that caused your weight gain and expect different results. You think that training alone will get you where you need to be.Training is a great way to burn calories.Whether it is weight training, cardio or a mixture of both, they all help to burn calories.However, training alone, sometimes isn’t enough to create a large enough calorie deficit in order for you to lose weight. It is very easy to take in more calories than you expend.For some, they think that adding in more and more training will be the answer.When you are in the right calorie deficit, you don’t need excessive amounts of training.Excessive amounts of training won’t always help you to lose weight.You eat ‘healthy’ but don’t count the snacks.To start with, “eating healthy” is a redundant statement when it comes to weight loss.You are either eating for weight loss or you are not.You can eat healthy all you want, but if you are not in a deficit, you will not lose weight.We also have to take into account the snacks that you don’t register as food.A biscuit here or there.  Finishing your kid’s chips before scraping the leftovers into the bin.The cakes, buns, sweets that are laying around work, that you don’t want, but can’t help indulging in every time you pass by.These items are very calorie-dense, they have a lot of calories for a small portion of food.Even though you eat healthy at your main meals, you are not taking into account all the small things that add up and can send you over your daily calorie amount.You drink too much alcohol.This is a simple one.If you drink multiple times per week, you are more likely to be overweight.You have the alcohol calories, fluid retention, decrease fat burning due to the body having to excrete the alcohol.All these things will cause you to gain weight.‘But I only have one glass of wine’ Advertisement Seriously?Let’s be realistic here.Who only has one glass of wine?You at least have 2 glasses and they are not the usual measure of wine, it is more than half of a large glass each time and almost a bottle by the time you are finished.If you are doing this multiple times per week, (does Thursday to Sunday sound familiar?) , you are more likely to be overweight.Your weekends are a disaster.The last scenario is people who do well when they are in a routine. They plan and prepare their food all week; at work, at home, after training.Once they hit the weekend however, everything changes.They are out of routine and snack on things they usually don’t snack on.They eat out more.They eat processed foods more.They drink more alcohol.They drink high calorie flavoured coffees. It is extremely easy to mess up 5 days of good work through training and good nutrition in a single weekend.What’s worse is you can go so far over on your calories that it will carry over into a day or 2 of the following week.Do these things every weekend and over the course of a year you can see the pounds creeping on.If you recognise one or more of these things and realise that they might be your downfall, maybe it’s time to change things up a bit.It’s never nice to have our faults held up in front of us.But sometimes it’s exactly what we need for us to realise that, this is what the problem is and to motivate us to finally change.#leanin2019Our next set of Lean in 2019 classes starts on September 16th.Now the kids are heading back to school, you can get back into routine and have time for yourself.Let us help you to achieve your goals.Click the link below to see our extensive range of times and membership options. are filling up fast so don’t delay, get booking NOW and get the rest of 2019 off to a great start!DD Fitness: The Top 5 reasons you can’t lose weight was last modified: August 30th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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)last_img read more

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Samba ‘keen to sign for Hughes’

first_imgThe Daily Telegraph believe Chris Samba is keen to be reunited with Mark Hughes despite interest from Tottenham.Hughes to land Samba?QPR boss Hughes signed the defender for Blackburn, who were handed a transfer request by Samba on Monday.It is claimed Rovers want around £12m for the player, with QPR and Spurs looking to pay half that.The Daily Mirror say Blackburn claim they are owed money by Samba.It is reported that Samba was loaned a sizeable six-figure sum by Rovers to help him build an extension on his house.The Mirror also say Chelsea have stepped up their efforts to sign Marseille right-back Cesar Apilicueta. And the Daily Mail suggest Chelsea are closing on a deal for Lille’s Eden Hazard amid renewed competition from Real Madrid.The Daily Express report that Fulham are on the brink of snatching superkid Jack Grimmer away from Aberdeen and have entered the race for Mervan Celik.The Bristol Evening Post report Bristol City’s attempt to sign Fulham defender Matthew Briggs on loan.Related story: Bristol City set to land Fulham defender (16 January)Finally, MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, who has a soft spot for QPR, has told the Daily Star his side will be all guns blazing in tonight’s FA Cup replay at Loftus Road.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Soweto’s field of dreams

first_img25 June 2009In 1959, when the gates of Orlando Stadium in Soweto first opened and the grounds became the official home of the Johannesburg Bantu Football Association, few would have guessed that, 50 years later, the Brazilian national team would train on that very pitch.An icon of both soccer and the struggle for freedom in South Africa’s famous township, Orlando Stadium holds a special place in the history of the game in the country.It has launched many notable soccer careers, housed major football clubs such as Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows, and hosted countless Soweto derbys between traditional arch-rivals Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.Only a month after the venue’s 50th birthday, Orlando Stadium continues to make its mark – as evidenced by the bus bearing a prominent “Brazil” sticker sittings outside the player’s entrance.Gearing up for their 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup semifinal clash against South Africa, the Brazilians took on Kaizer Chiefs’ under-17 side in a practice match at the stadium this week.With some of the world’s top footballing nations visiting the country for the tournament, ordinary South Africans have benefited from unique opportunities to engage with international stars outside of attending matches – in this case, seeing the South American samba kings of soccer at a stadium that holds so much importance, not only Soweto but for South Africa.Sitting on the sidelines, South African football legend Doctor Khumalo, now the under-17 coach for Kaizer Chiefs, reflected on what Orlando Stadium means to him.“I remember coming here when I was around 11 or 12 years old,” Khumalo said. “I would accompany my father to the stadium when he worked as assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs. In those days I was one of the naughty boys, so I never thought I would play here! But eventually I made the first team.“I first played in Orlando Stadium in 1987,” Khumalo said. “It was a league match against Pirates. I wasn’t nervous about playing Pirates, we had played them before at Ellis Park, but this was the first time I would play in the Derby, in the township.“The crowd was always big when you played in the township – and that made me a little bit nervous.”Back in 1987, Orlando Stadium could seat 24 000 people. Today, the newly revamped venue with its contemporary steel design can accommodate a crowd of 40 000.Towering over the suburbs of Orlando East and Mzimhlophe, the stadium boasts a host of world-class facilities, including a 200-seater auditorium, a conference centre, a gymnasium and 120 hospitality suites.“Today Orlando Stadium is an international stadium,” says Khumalo, who is also a 2010 Fifa World Cup ambassador. “Just look at the lights, the pitch, the stands – everything has changed.”On the pitch, Khumalo’s boys are faring well against the Brazilians. “This is a great opportunity for the boys – an opportunity of a lifetime. This never happened in my time. But now, because of the Confederations Cup, we have Brazil right here.“I don’t think people know how important this day is,” Khumalo said. “These boys grow up admiring guys like Pato, and now here they are playing right alongside him.“Dreams have come true here at Orlando today. Lives have been changed.”As the final whistle blows to mark the end of the training session, the under-17s make their way off the field, patting each other on the back. The pride is tangible.They pose for a photo with the Brazilians, in a moment that forever seals an unforgettable day at Orlando Stadium – and another anecdote for the historians of Soweto and South African soccer.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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South Africa on track for 2010: Jordaan

first_imgFinal Draw Jordaan said host cities like Bloemfontein, where there was a shortage of rooms, would make use of accommodation in neighbouring towns. Teams that have already qualified for 2010 are: Mexico, USA, Honduras, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Ghana, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Denmark, Slovakia, Switzerland and England. Fans can buy tickets through any FNB branch or online through With just over 200 days to go before the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ kicks off, 2010 Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan says everything is on track for a successful event. In all, 120 000 tickets priced at R140 each and situated behind the goal posts would be reserved exclusively for poorer South Africans. These were less than the cheapest tickets for both South Korea and Japan 2002, which went for US$50 (R394), and for Germany 2006, which went for 35 euros (R407). The event is expected to attract in the region of 450 000 fans and contribute R30-billion to South Africa’s economy, Jordaan said, while the preparations had so far created around 20 000 direct jobs in stadium construction and 400 000 other jobs on other infrastructure projects. The 20 000 construction workers who have worked on the stadiums would each get two complimentary tickets to the opening games at the stadium they worked on, Jordaan said. 4 November 2009 He pointed out that the 1998 World Cup in France was hit by a strike by airline pilots and airport cleaners at the start of the event, adding that maintaining strong relationships were key to avoiding possible disruptions such as strikes. However, Jordaan said one would also be able to buy tickets during the event itself, as some fans whose team didn’t advance would sell their tickets back to Fifa. With the Final Draw taking place in Cape Town on 4 December, Jordaan expects there to be a rush when the next ticket-buying phase opens on 5 December. There will also be a two further sales phases, running from 9 February to 7 April and from 15 April to 11 July.center_img A total of 1.7-million rooms will be available for the World Cup, including 107 000 in neighbouring countries. Mauritius will make 67 000 of these available, and the Organising Committee has already signed an agreement with the country to this effect. Source: BuaNews Jordaan said 680 000 of the 3 030 077 tickets available to the public had already been sold – including 82 000 tickets in the United States alone. Local, foreign accommodation Cheaper match tickets South Africa’s 10 World Cup stadiums will host about five matches each, with the semi-finals being held in Durban and Cape Town and the final at Soccer City, Johannesburg. The Organising Committee was also considering how to accommodate people with disabilities, and had hired a consultant from the South African Disability Alliance to help with this, said OC legal manager Leslie Sidibe. Asked by the portfolio committee what issues around the event were keeping him up at night, Jordaan said: “You don’t know, you just have to deal with it”. Ticket prices range from R490 to R3 150 for the opening match, from R120 to R1 120 for group matches, from R1 050 to R2 100 for the semi-finals, and from R1 050 to R6 300 for the final. Addressing Parliament’s tourism portfolio committee in Cape Town this week, Jordaan said South Africa’s stadium, road and airport upgrades, construction of 25 new hotels, and scaling up of bus and aircraft fleets, were all on stream for the World Cup.last_img read more

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Apple Changes iTunes App Store Rankings

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#apps#iPad#iPhone#mobile#news sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Apple has made changes to the way it ranks its top mobile applications in its iTunes App Store. The new rankings appear to take in consideration additional data points beyond raw download numbers, it appears. The changes should lead to more accurate lists of the top free and paid apps across the app store because, as every good developer knows, installs alone don’t paint the best picture of an app’s true popularity.So what exactly has Apple changed to improve the app rankings and why?According to a report from Inside Mobile Apps, Peter Farago, VP of marketing at analytics firm Flurry, noticed the change last week, but says it’s too early to hypothesize what those changes may involve. The article speculates that Apple may be considering other factors like active usage and ratings, however.Fighting App Store Shenanigans?One person we spoke to about the change wondered if the move was perhaps prompted by recent reports of gaming behaviors in the app promo ecosystem, such as those documented here by Chris Dixon, the co-founder of Hunch. In early April, he noticed that many of the top rated and top ranked apps were actually, “pretty scammy,” he said.In one example, he downloaded a highly ranked Utility called “Night Vision,” only to find the app didn’t even work. The app was also rated highly when viewed in the mobile iPhone App Store, but was rated poorly on the desktop App Store. This is because the developer knew that by submitting “new versions” of the app, they could reset the ratings in the mobile store.Dixon wasn’t the only one to notice such issues. Bijan Sabet, a partner at Spark Capital, also revealed that the startups in Spark Capital’s portfolio are often pitched by third-parties offering app store optimizations, including cross-promotions, pay-for-distribution plays and even tricks that take advantage of the app store’s rules itself to provide better rankings.It’s possible that these rankings changes by Apple is a direct response to some of these ploys.Highlighting Editorially Selected Apps?Another theory being circulated by those in the industry is that the revised rankings are still primarily install-driven, but Apple has begun to factor in other things as well. One such factor is category rank – meaning, an app that makes it to the top of its category may have a better chance of ranking highly in the overall rankings. This source, who has chosen to stay anonymous, also says there may be even more to it than that.It sounds like Apple has set aside certain slots in their top rankings for other cool apps it wants to highlight, they said, regardless of how many installs it has.That, of course, would be a dramatic change on Apple’s part, but for now, this is just a theory.Rejecting Incentivized InstallsIn addition, a new report from today states that Apple isn’t just tweaking rankings, but has actually gone so far as to ban apps that use pay-per-install methods, according to GigaOm. The report references a statement from app marketing firm Tapjoy, which claims that Apple is now banning what it describes as “the largest and most effective channel for app installs.” The effect, says the company, will have “a long-term negative impact on the user experience, developer innovation and advertiser utility.”A second report from PocketGamer also found this to be the case, noting that several apps were rejected upon submitting updates because they used virtual currency in exchange for app downloads.These changes will have a major impact on the app ecosystem, and will have the most effect on smaller app development shops looking to gain exposure through the use of marketing techniques like these. Clearly though, Apple does not want its rankings and ratings to be gamed in any way, and has adjusted its system accordingly.We asked Apple to comment on these changes, but of course, have not heard back.If you’re a developer, how have these changes affected you? Let us know what you think about all this.last_img read more

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PH bid in Aimag goes in full swing

first_imgMOST READ Grapplers Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic -57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (-62kg), Jhonny Morte (-68kg), Jefferson Manatad (-75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (-90kg), Grace Loberanes (women’s classic -52kg) and Noemi Tener (-58kg) will also hunt for medals in today’s traditional wrestling.Taekwondo jin Ronna Levita Ilao faces Fatemeh Madahi of Iran in the round of 16 of the women’s -46kg category while Southeast Asian Games champion Samuel Morrison (men’s -75kg) and Jener Torillos (-54kg) are likewise expected to contend for a podium finish.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 shutoutAn air of optimism surrounds the opening salvo of the country’s ju-jitsu specialists starring Alexander Lim (men’s ne-waza -69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (-77kg), Gilbert Ombao (-94kg), Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (women’s ne-waza -62kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (-70kg).Host Turkmenistan welcomed more than 6,000 athletes from 62 countries in a grandiose opening ceremony amid a splashy display of sounds, lights, fireworks, amusing visualsand cultural presentations on Sunday night. For the 116 Filipino athletes lined up in 17 of the 21 sports, it will be all business until the closing rites on Sept. 27 of the biggest continental indoor games in history due to the inclusion of the Oceania region headed by Olympic powerhouse Australia and New Zealand.Prior to the opener, the Philippines already snatched a bronze medal courtesy of wrestler Alvin Lobreguito in the men’s freestyle -57kg category in traditional wrestling.“It was a good start for us and we’re looking forward to winning more medals as the tournament progresses,” said Philippine chef de mission and Makati City representative Monsour Del Rosario, who has Philippine Karatedo Federation secretary general Raymund Lee Reyes as deputy CDM.Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco is also monitoring the performances of the athletes together with POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros and POC board member Robert Mananquil in this Central Asian nation known for its massive natural gas reserves.“We all know that competition here in the Aimag is tough. But I never doubt the ability of our athletes to come up with their best effort to get a medal,” said Cojuangco.ADVERTISEMENT A total of 41 gold medals are at stake on Monday with Filipino athletes entered in 19 events. The 12-day sportsfest is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Joining Cray and Torres in the gold-medal hunt in athletics are middle-distance runners Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog in the men’s 800m and another long-jumper in Janry Ubas.Torres and Cray are going for a podium finish on the same day while Guarte, Vilog and Ubas should sparkle in their qualifying heats to reach the finals scheduled the following day.In the previous edition of the Aimag in 2013 Incheon, dancesport bets Cherry Clarice Parcon and Gerald Jamili won a gold and a bronze. Cue artist Rubilen Amit also brought home a bronze.“I don’t make predictions but I’m pretty optimistic that our athletes can make us proud,” said Del Rosario, also the secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. “They are relaxed and seemed to be confident.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZASHGABAT—The Philippine campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games goes into full swing on Monday as Filipino fighters from ju-jitsu, taekwondo and wrestling together with the national tracksters figure in a tight and demanding contest for success.Southeast Asian Games 400m hurdles champion Eric Cray will test his forte in the men’s 60m hurdles against the fastest hurdlers in the continent while former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres is scheduled to compete in her pet event at the Indoor Athletics Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UE LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters 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’ boss E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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NU shoots for crown, perfect run

first_imgView comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Lady Bulldogs shoot for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre and with it, the chance to forge the first perfect tournament in the league.Stringing up eight victories up to this point, the Lady Bulldogs are bent on putting an exclamation point to their dominance in the tournament among college teams gearing up for the coming varsity season.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 shutoutJaja Santiago, who had 23 points when NU frustrated the Lady Tamaraws in Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, will again power NU in Game 2, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.FEU isn’t about to roll over with coach George Pascua crediting that defeat to a breakdown at the wrong time. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University has two goals it can achieve and one opponent it has to deal with.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Everyone is a Ginebra rival “Our mindset just collapsed,” said Pascua, as his wards committed 27 errors in Game 1.last_img read more

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England vs India: Kuldeep Yadav eyes Test call-up after Trent Bridge heroics

first_imgKuldeep Yadav made a strong case for a call up in the Indian Test team after producing yet another brilliant performance in the first ODI against England on Thursday.Kuldeep picked up 6 wickets in the match as India beat England by 8 wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Trent Bridge.Kuldeep’s figures of 6 for 25 are the fourth best by an Indian bowler in ODIs and the best by a left-arm wrist spinner in the format.The 23-year-old also became the second chinaman after Brad Hogg to grab a five-wicket haul in 50-over cricket.”For me it is a big day. I started off well in the first few overs. Luckily I got a couple of wickets in the first two overs. For me it does not matter if the ground is small. Initially I thought there was a lot of turn and after the first over, I knew I was in the game.”If you are bowling in the right areas and you are using the variations perfectly, then it is pretty hard for the batsmen. I hope they will come back hard at us in the next game,” Kuldeep said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.Kuldeep Yadav’s spell best I have seen for a while in ODIs: Virat KohliPrior to this series, Kuldeep (7) had finished as the highest wicket-taker in the T20I series against Ireland following which he took 5 wickets against England in the three-match T20I series.A dent at Trent with a different kind of a sixer today from @imkuldeep18. Simply brilliant bowling. #ENGvIND Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2018The Uttar Pradesh cricketer is now hoping to get a place in the Test side as he finished his interview by saying, ” I’m hoping for the Test squad, let’s see.”India bowled out England for 268 in 49.5 overs after Kohli won the toss and elected to field.After 38 overs, England were 195/4 & Jos Buttler was looking dangerous. Such was @imkuldeep18 ‘s impact with his wickets, Eng could score only 21 runs , lost 3 wkts in the next 7 overs. Best wishes to India to chase 269#EngvIndVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2018Up against a much better Indian bowling attack, England’s batsmen were all at sea. Their capitulation against Kuldeep continued as the left-arm chinaman bowler dismantled the visitors with the wickets of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and David Willey.Kuldeep Yadav creates ODI history with figures of 6 for 25 vs EnglandUmesh Yadav picked two wickets and the rest of the bowling line-up did well to keep a dangerous England batting order in check.The Men in Blue then rode on opener Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 to reach the target with 59 balls to spare. Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan also contributed 75 and 40 runs respectively.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTWith little to defend, England’s bowlers did not ever look like challenging a formidable Indian batting line-up. Dhawan teed off early and by the time he departed, India had added 59 for the first wicket off 7.5 overs.Dhawan’s dismissal brought together Rohit and Kohli. The pair added 167 for the second wicket off 25.5 overs and produced a batting masterclass in front of a dominant Indian crowd. There were boundaries aplenty, sharp singles and quick running between the wickets as Eoin Morgan looked on helplessly.4 days after record T20I hundred, Rohit Sharma bullies England with 18th ODI tonLast month, England had whitewashed Australia in a five-match series but Rohit and Kohli showed India were going to be a far more formidable opponent. Morgan tried everything at his disposal but the Indian pair was just too good for the English bowlers.Kohli, in fact, went past 600 ODI runs this year in only his seventh match. He also went past 1000 internationals in 2018. Rohit, meanwhile, continued his red-hot form in England – he had smashed a record-equalling third T20I hundred at Old Trafford on Sunday and continued from where he left off as India stormed home.last_img read more

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Foreigner And Grammy Foundation Launch Contest For Schools To Join Band On

first_imgLegendary rock group Foreigner is in a New York state of mind, celebrating their first ever Carnegie Hall performance on October 25, 2016 by inviting area school choirs to compete for a chance to open for the band on stage at the iconic venue and to win a $5000 grant from The GRAMMY Foundation for their school’s music program.As the kick off to their 40 Year Anniversary year, playing this legendary venue is a milestone for the band that has widespread success with more than 16 Top 10 hits like “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” This Carnegie Hall performance is a validation of sorts for the wildly successful group that continues to outsell music and tours of its contemporaries, yet for which traditional benchmarks like a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Rolling Stone cover or a GRAMMY remain elusive. Foreigner’s music – recently featured in a slew of modern day usages in film and TV such as “Orange Is The New Black,” “Stranger Things,” “Bad Moms,” “Angry Birds etc – has stood the test of time, and now being performed in an acoustic presentation is wowing a new legion of fans.New York area schools can submit an a capella arrangement of any classic rock song heard on the Q104 website. Four choir finalists will be posted on the Q104 website, and listeners’ and audience votes will determine the winner. Their prize will be presented at the show.This is part of Foreigner’s long-standing partnership with The GRAMMY Foundation, by which local school choirs are invited to join the band on stage in almost every market they play. Through this program, the band has raised well into the six figures for music in school programs, and given thousands of students the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rock on stage with one of the most well known bands of all time.Foreigner’s much anticipated acoustic performance at Carnegie Hall will also mark the release of their live acoustic album, IN CONCERT: UNPLUGGED. Audiences will have an intimate experience witnessing masterful performances of such fan favorites as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and many more. This album was recorded at a concert hosted by Edsel B. Ford at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Detroit, MI and the band’s royalties from this album will be donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).Foreigner is Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, flute, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards,vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals) and Chris Frazier (drums).last_img read more

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