Other Sports Virat Kohli Sings National Anthem Ahead Of Pro Kabaddi League Match

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said kabaddi became a globally recognised sport due to the fitness and determination of Indian players. Kohli attended the opening day of the Mumbai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League and witnessed the first match between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan, which was won by the Mumbai franchise.”Kabaddi has taken a leap in the sports culture in our country since the inception of Pro Kabaddi League. Seeing a sport that we all have played as kids get to this stature today gives a different feeling altogether, especially when you know that the Indian kabaddi team is one of the best ones in the world,” said Virat.”Then seeing how players from all over the globe come to India to be a part of the PKL shows that the level of the sport has been escalated exponentially. The reason kabaddi has become a world recognised sport is due to the fitness and determination of Indian kabaddi players,” he added. This the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League, which started in 2014.Here’s the Tweet: last_img read more

RFH Alumna Cindy Sherman To Speak On “Living Out Loud”

first_imgRUMSON – The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is hosting Rumson High School graduate Cindy Sherman as part of a week of education and awareness events in April.A 1973 graduate of Rumson High School. Sherman earned a B.A. in Elementary/Special Education at Boston College and a masters in guidance counseling at Montclair State University. She is also a licensed therapist.Sherman is employed as a guidance/crisis counselor at Bloomfield High School and is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Bloomfield College.On Friday, April 13, Sherman will speak at R-FH as part of a project titled “Coming Home,” which is coordinated by Live Out Loud, an organization whose mission is to inspire and empower LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender)BGT youth by connecting them with successful LGBT professionals in their community.Through the program, LGBT professionals return to their high schools to speak with a new generation of students about the experiences that have shaped them.Sherman will be speaking to the GSA and to all interested classes, clubs, or groups at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. A question and answer period will follow her talk.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — NPD Emergency Services Camp

first_imgA host of interested students recently signed up to participate in the first annual Emergency Services Camp to experience life an emergency official.The camp, coordinated by the Nelson Police Department in conjunction with the Nelson RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue, Nelson Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance, involved students from LV Rogers Secondary, Salmo Secondary, JV Humphries Secondary in Castlegar, Mount Sentinal Secondary and Grand Forks Secondary. The camp is based on our previous successful years of Police Camp in Nelson.  The students were involved in demonstrations from the various emergency services and completed the requirements for the police physical testing along with firearms and accident investigation. It was a very busy weekend and ended with a graduation where all students received a certificate of participation from camp coordinators.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute everyone involved in the weekend camp with Team of the Week honours.The success of the camp was not only in part to the dedication of the students but also numerous sponsors.”We would like to thank our group of students who participated in our Camp for 2014, you were an awesome group,” said NPD Sergeant Janet Scott-Pryke.”Our Emergency Services Camp is a true example of our communities working together to create opportunities and career ideas for our youth.”last_img read more

Young minds caring for the homeless

first_imgYRobert Mtshali’s Young Minds Care and Phumlani Makhaye’s Master P Social Investments are gearing up to spread some cheer this Easter, delivering food and clothing to Joburg’s homeless as temperatures drop “When I was in high school I had to pass on a lot of things because of my financial situation; I’d say that had the biggest role to play in me getting to where I am now; that, and all the people who helped me get here,” says Robert Mtshali, founder of the Young Minds Group and a firm believer in the values of Ubuntu.In 2009, when he was 19 years old, Mtshali registered his business, then called Young Minds Cleaning Services.“My passion for helping people has always been there; it’s just that before I didn’t have the influence to do so but now I can and I am,” Mtshali explains, adding “I want to be as influential as my role model, Jay Z.”He adds; “Most of the things that I do, the initiatives that I do or take part in, relate to my personal experiences or those of someone close to me, like my colleagues and friends.”GOING TO THE MATRIC DANCEIn mid-2013 Mtshali and Young Minds Care (YMC), his company’s welfare arm, started Fabricated, the company’s first initiative aimed at benefitting the underprivileged.Fabricated identified six high school pupils – three boys and three girls – from Eastbank High School in Alexandra, who had performed admirably during their first semester and who couldn’t afford to go to their matric dance.Young Minds Care supplied the students with clothing, and funds for grooming and entrance fees to their dance as a reward for their hard work at school.“I also didn’t go to my matric dance due to financial constraints at the time and I really wanted to go but I couldn’t, and that hit me really hard, so I thought I would try my level best to help a few people who were in a similar situation,” says Mtshali.CHRISTMAS CHEERIn 2013 Mtshali and his colleagues wanted to do something different for Christmas, “so we decided to spend the day with people who weren’t as fortunate as we were and bring a few things with us to brighten up their festive season”.Shortly after Mtshali and his company joined forces with Phumlani Makhaye of Master P Social Investments to hold Homeless Xmas, spending Christmas Day delivering food and clothing to some 60 homeless people living under the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.Master P Social Investments encourages young people to share their successes by giving back to their communities.SHARING THIS EASTER“When we held our Christmas event we noticed there were more people than we expected and later found out there were just under 200 homeless people living under a bridge in Newtown so we thought it would be good for us to do something this Easter for them,” says Mtshali.This year YMC and Master P Social Investments are planning a Homeless Easter Drive on 19 April, distributing food and clothing to a group of people living under the M1 bridge over Newtown; the organisations invite Joburgers who want to help out to join them on the day at 8am.The organisations need donations of food and clothing to distribute on the day and are also trying to organise medical screenings for children in the group.“We are also trying to help these people get their documentation sorted out because we’ve noticed that a lot of them don’t have IDs or birth certificates,” Mtshali says. “This makes finding a job and proving they have dependants for social grants even harder for them.“For the little kids, we’re trying as much as we can to at least get them into schools so that they can get an education and hopefully break the chain of poverty.”PLAY YOUR PARTTo donate food and clothing to YMC and Master P Social Investment’s Easter drive, visit The Branson Centre in Braamfontein, the Mark Kidds Photographic Studio at Maponya Mall and Gordon Ridge Complex in Florida Glen.“Let’s carry the legacy of Nelson Mandela and let’s do what he believed in most, which is helping each other and loving one another regardless who the other may be,” says Mtshali.“Let’s do good and have fun at the same time.”To find out more about the event, or Young Minds Group and Master P Social Investments, email Robert Mtshali at [email protected] or call him on +27 (0) 84 811 6916, or email Phumlani Makhaye at [email protected] or call him on +27 (0) 78 792 6657.last_img read more

User Data Easier Than Ever to Phish on Facebook, New Study Shows

first_imgTags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Would you give a complete stranger your email address and date of birth? How about personal information about your friends?If results of a new study on Facebook user behavior is any indication, around half of us would answer “yes” to those questions, depending on how old we are. The study also shows that Facebook users are becoming more lax with protecting their personal data than they were three years ago. What do these results signify in light of recent concerns about user privacy on the world’s largest social network? And now that some user data will be indexed by Google, will users have to adjust what information they share?In the summer of 2007, Internet security company Sophos conducted a study showing how much (or little) users understood and protected the data the made available on Facebook.In this study, 200 friend requests were sent from a bogus account featuring a green plastic frog named Freddi Staur. The results were distressing. More than 40 percent of the Facebook users contacted responded to the fake account, and almost all of these users gave “Freddi” access to personal information.72% of respondents divulged at least one email address84% of respondents listed their full date of birth87% of respondents provided details about their education or workplace78% of respondents listed their current address or location23% of respondents listed their current phone number26% of respondents provided their IM screen nameMoreover, the folks at Sophos were able to get access to users’ photos of family and friends, information about likes/dislikes, hobbies, employer details and other personal facts. A company rep write at the time of the survey, “In addition, many users also disclosed the names of their spouses or partners, several included their complete résumés, while one user even divulged his mother’s maiden name – information often requested by websites in order to retrieve account details.”So, are users at the end of 2009 any less gullible than their 2007 counterparts? Have we learned to be less vulnerable to phishing schemes?This year, Sophos created two fake accounts – one for a cat and one for a plastic duck – and went after another 200 Facebook users, this time distinguishing between 20-somethings and middle-ages users. Here’s a snapshot of the information each group revealed: Eight users friended the cat-themed fake account of their own accord, without having been contacted as part of the study; in so many words, these users pretty much volunteered to have their data phished.As Sophos noted, “Ten years ago, getting access to this sort of detail would probably have taken a con-artist or an identify thief several weeks, and have required the on-the-spot services of a private investigator.” Apparently, in the 2.0 era, all you have to do is click to send a friend request, and the desire for online popularity and more “friends” makes a phisher’s job easier than giving free candy to kids. Related Posts jolie odell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

The Biggest Reasons Your Big Idea Failed

first_imgHave you ever had one of those really big ideas, the kind that’s certain to produce breakthrough, revolutionary results? Have you ever had trouble bringing it to life?You have had some big ideas about how you could improve your results. You’ve had some great ideas about how you could make things better at work. And you’ve had some gigantic ideas that would produce dramatically better results for your dream clients.But your big ideas stalled out. They died prematurely. Here’s why and what to do about it.You Didn’t Sell ItWithout the support of the people you need to make your big idea work, it isn’t going anywhere. If you didn’t make selling your big idea a marketing campaign, selling it to the people you needed onboard, your big idea was doomed from the start.Executing a big idea is 10% big idea and 90% big execution. Half of that 90% of execution is pure sales and marketing: you have to go and change hearts and minds.If you want your big idea to succeed, you have to sell it. You have to shout it from the treetops, sharing your idea far and wide. You also have to go from individual to individual, building consensus around your big idea.You Didn’t Execute ItIf your idea failed, it’s not likely that the idea itself was bad. It’s more likely that your execution was bad. You took half-measures when full measures were required. You underfunded it in both time and money. You underestimated the effort required to get the idea up and running.The world is littered with great ideas and great insights that went nowhere because someone lacked the will to execute on them.Most of the time your big ideas have value. If you are going to make them work, you have to relentlessly focus on the execution. Spend more time taking actions—and gaining the commitments of others to take action on your big idea—than you do talking about how wonderful your idea is.You Gave Up Too SoonSometimes you sell the idea well and you start to execute. But the results aren’t there; they come slowly and only with great effort. So you throw in the towel, believing that your big idea wasn’t so great an idea after all.But the tipping point, the point where the breakthrough you imagined occurs, is always just a bit beyond that point where most people give up.If you want to see your big idea come to life and produce the results you imagined, you have to see it through. You have to continue to sell it and continue to execute throughout the dark place where it seems hopeless, where it seems it’s a lost cause. When everyone else is ready to throw in the towel, you rally the troops and push through until you get your big idea to breakthrough.Don’t make these three mistakes and see your big idea generate the big results you dreamed it would.QuestionsWhy do most big ideas fail?How do you get the support you need to make your big idea a reality? Whose support do you need?What are the steps large and small that you need to execute for your big idea to work? What does your action plan for taking these steps look like?How do you keep going through the dark spots where it looks hopeless for your big idea? What do you do to push through?last_img read more

Gonzaga, Daquis rescue Cignal spikers

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Philta sets elections MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cignal’s Rachel Ann Daquis goes for a kill against Sta Lucia’s (from left) Mar-Jana Phillips, Jannine Navarro, and Pam Lastimosa. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonWhen the going got tough, Cignal knew who to go to.Valuable acquisitions Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis did what was expected of them, lifting Cignal past Sta. Lucia Realty, 19-25, 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 15-12, Thursday in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Newcomer Sta. Lucia put Cignal on its toes all match long, forcing one of the league’s title favorites into a five-setter at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“In fairness to Sta. Lucia, they played very well today,” acknowledged Gonzaga who fired 21 points, including three blocks for the HD Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDaquis scored the winning point, a solo kill-block on Sta. Lucia’s Fil-Am spiker Mar-Jana Phillips, to finish with 14 points.Cignal barely beat Sta. Lucia in attack points, 47-46, and got their reprieve only because the Lady Realtors committed more errors, 41-35. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Sex romps and drugs spiced Proteas cricket

first_imgHerschelle Gibbs, who underwent rehab for alcohol abuse last year, outside the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court in 2009 after he was charged with drink driving.A no-holds-barred autobiography by South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs has revealed the dark side of Proteas cricket, providing graphic details of sexual orgies, marijuana sessions and a senior coterie dominating the team.Aptly called To The Point if only for being so direct in recording details of sexual encounters in which he and other players took part, Gibbs has perhaps realised that candour can be explosive, just like his batting in his heydays.The description of his team’s tours Down Under as shopping expeditions for “eager young Aussie lasses” is a case in point. He also relates the experience of a hotel room orgy involving three girls.”Two beds, two cricketers and three women. One of them wasn’t all that keen, though; she just lay on the bed. Which was fine — there was enough for everyone. The other two girls, however, more than made a go of it,” he writes. Extracts of the book were published by Johannesburg based The Sunday Times.”I got the ball rolling, but then I noticed that my mate was feeling a little left out. Now he’s lying on the other bed, so, big-hearted chap that I am, I say, ‘Well, you can’t leave my mate all alone there.’ And fortunately one of them was only too happy to transfer ship…. They came hunting in packs, and if they liked what they saw, you were in for the ride of your life,” he reveals.advertisementThe disclosures came on a day when South Africa were involved in a One-Day International against Pakistan in Dubai. The book, which releases on Monday, apart from highlighting the sexual exploits of the batsman who was often in trouble for late night binges and drunken driving, says leading players in smoking pot in the West Indies.”Some people aren’t going to like this chapter, but I’ve always believed you have to call it like you see it,” writes Gibbs in the book, the excerpts of which were published in The Sunday Times. Gibbs recalled his encounter with a girl on her way to a matric dance — a formal dance for high school students. “I spotted one particularly gorgeous girl, obviously dressed to the nines, walking around the hotel lobby. After a few drinks and a few words, she came upstairs with me to my room and gave me a little dance of another kind. She then left and went back to the dance proper,” recalls Gibbs, who has played in three World Cups for South Africa and is contracted to the Proteas until next April.Gibbs also wrote about how he came across a stripper during one of South Africa’s warm-up games on the 1997-98 Australia tour.Gibbs and some of his teammates noticed a “pretty girl” and asked her to join them that evening. They started drinking and she mentioned she was a stripper. “Things loosened up a lot more after that. Various items of clothing were removed in an eyebrow-raising kind of way, and one thing invariably led to another.” Gibbs also admitted that his “most expensive shag” set him back by 5000 Rand (about Rs 31,750) in a fine for poor performance on the field the next day.The autobiography of Gibbs, who has been out of the team for quite some time now, is likely to rock the cricket world and could also incur the ire of South African players after he wrote how the Proteas are dominated by a “clique” of senior players.He said even former coach Mickey Arthur had to bow to them. “The team has been criticised for being run by a group of senior players — captain Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and, more recently, AB de Villiers — and this inner circle splits the team in two and makes any chance of developing true team spirit among the Proteas impossible. “Simply put, without Graeme’s backing, Mickey didn’t have much influence over the guys. In the end, Graeme was simply too powerful,” he writes.The hard-hitting opener also revealed how the team never regained its spirit after former captain Hansie Cronje’s admission to match fixing which resulted in a life ban.”Things were never the same … I sympathised with Shaun Pollock — he had a tough time filling Hansie’s shoes and gluing the team back together. But the Proteas never had that same togetherness under Polly. He never socialised with the boys too much.advertisement”I think if we’re honest with ourselves … we’ve got to admit that the Proteas have underachieved in international cricket over the past decade.” But despite Cronje’s association in match fixing, Gibbs claims: “the cloud that hangs over his legacy, I can tell you that I’ve never played with anyone who possessed such a die-hard attitude to winning”. In the book, Gibbs discusses his failed marriage and the rehabilitation stint that he underwent.His marriage to Tenielle Povey ended in 2008 after his drunken ways got him into trouble far too often. “As you now know, I’ve managed to land myself in the kak with alarming regularity right from the start of my cricket career. A stint in rehab for alcohol abuse and a messy divorce would be more than enough controversy for most professional athletes, but, with me, that wasn’t the half of it.”We were physically fighting while I was driving … I managed to pull some of her hair out. As explosive as my batting can be, it hasn’t quite matched the pyrotechnics of my life off the field.” There have been detailed descriptions of how some of his teammates flew out waitresses from the infamous Port Elizabeth restaurant The Ranch to join them on tour and the night he spent with two “hotties” with a reputation for making their way through cricketing nations.last_img read more

CR7 & Mandzukic the world’s best big-game players

first_imgJuventus and Argentina attacker Paulo Dybala revels in the fact that he is the only player in the world who gets to play with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Bianconeri No.10 should consider himself just as fortunate to be able to line up alongside Mario Mandzukic on a weekly basis in Turin. The Croatian is no superstar. He never has been, not even at Bayern Munich, whom he helped win the Champions League in 2013 with his goals, ferocious work-rate and selfless forward play.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! For the most part, he was criminally under-rated. The Bavarians allowed him to join Atletico Madrid four years ago for just €22 million. “I never understood why Bayern sold him,” former Bayern midfielder Stefen Effenberg wrote for T-Online during the summer.”Mandzukic is one of the three best strikers in the world. If he were not so old, he would have a market value of €200 million.”I would prefer him 10 times more than a Neymar.”Nobody at Juve would disagree. Neymar may be a big-name player. But Mandzukic is a big-game player. He proved as much again on Saturday night. Juventus versus Napoli may not have been a Champions League or World Cup final; in truth, it wasn’t even a Serie A title decider, though the hype surrounding the game could have convinced you otherwise.Mario Mandzukic Effenberg PSIt was, though, the biggest game of the season so far, a top-of-the-table clash expected to teach us much about both sides’ prospects of wining silverware this season.Ultimately, we didn’t learn anything that we didn’t already know, namely that Napoli, for all their pretty football, lack the ruthlessness required to deny Juve an eighth consecutive Scudetto. The Bianconeri are serial winners, now spearheaded by arguably the two best high-stakes players in the game, Mandzukic and Ronaldo. The Portuguese failed to score yet still managed a hat-trick – of assists. He evoked memories of his early days at Manchester United with the wonderful wing-play which preceded the cross that Mandzukic nodded home to cancel out Dries Mertens’ fantastically well-worked opener for Napoli.Up until the equaliser, Carlo Ancelotti’s men had been the superior side, their dominance founded on Allan’s control of the middle of the park.However, Ronaldo turned the game decisively in the hosts’ favour, first with the pinpoint cross for the leveller, and then with the long-range strike that rebounded off the post and into the path of the onrushing Mandzukic, who coolly volleyed home his second of the evening to make it four goals in his first seven Serie A games – his best ever start to a season.After the hapless Mario Rui had been dismissed for a wild hack on Dybala, Leonardo Bonucci put the outcome beyond all doubt when he tapped in a Ronaldo header at the back post. The Portuguese could and should have added a fourth when he sliced wide while well placed but there was no detracting from what was an excellent individual performance. Ronaldo had risen to the occasion, just like Mandzukic.For a player like Dybala still trying to learn how to do likewise on a consistent basis, he could not have two better teachers.last_img read more