Santi Cazorla ruled out for three months with ankle injury

first_imgArsenal’s Santi Cazorla will undergo ankle surgery and is set for a three-month spell on the sidelines, the Premier League club said on Thursday.Cazorla, who has scored two goals in 11 appearances in all competitions this season, last featured in Arsenal’s Champions League win over Ludogorets in October and was initially expected to make his return from injury in November.”Santi Cazorla is travelling to Sweden early next week to undergo surgery to his right ankle,” the club said on their website (”We expect Santi’s full recovery to take approximately three months.”The 31-year-old Cazorla faced a similar situation with a knee injury last season when he was expected to return within 12 weeks but instead spent six months on the sidelines.The Spain international’s incisive passing was sorely missed in last month’s draws against Manchester United, Paris St Germain and Tottenham Hotspur and his injury will come as big blow to Arsenal’s Premier League title aspirations.Arsenal, who face 16th-placed West Ham United on Saturday, are fourth in the table with 28 points, three behind leaders Chelsea after 13 games.last_img read more


Woman accuses fellow shooter-cum-coach of rape

first_imgA national level woman shooter has accused her fellow sportsperson of raping her on her birthday in New Delhi. An FIR has been registered at the Chanakyapuri police station. (Latest Sports stories)According to reports, the woman has alleged that the senior shooter spiked her soft drink and raped her at her Chanakyapuri residence on her birthday. The police have asked the the accused shooter to join the probe.Delhi: National level shooter alleges that her coach spiked her soft drink and raped her. Police file FIR against accused ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016We have registered a case of rape and investigation will be carried out as per law: MK Meena,Spl.CP on Shooter alleges rape ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016The victim has revealed that the two were in a relationship and the shooter had promised to marry her. However, following the incident he has stopped answering calls from the her.The woman has also said that he has threatened to kill her.The woman has been training for the national championships at the shooting range of the Sports Authority of India and the accused used to guide her.last_img read more


India’s modern-day Arjun, new kid on the block in golfing world

first_imgThree-and-half years ago, Bobby Bhati had no idea what his son Arjun was destined to do when the kid asked him to get him to participate in a golf tournament despite having no prior experience of even holding a club.Bobby thought it was one of the many demands Arjun had as a 9-year -old kid.But at just 12 years of age, Arjun has shown what he intended to do that day when he first conveyed to his father that he wants compete.Arjun won the recently-concluded Kids Golf Championship in Malaysia, which saw participation from 21 other countries.”It was around six in the evening when my son Arjun asked me to enroll him for a tournament. I was a little surprised because till then, we had never seen such enthusiasm in him for golf,” said Bobby, a resident of Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida.”Where we stay, we have a golf course and I have never bothered to try my hand at golf. But there was an amateur tournament that was to start there and my son insisted on participating in it. Somehow, after help from some of the caddies there, he got himself enrolled but on a condition that he will not get the prize money if he wins and he will be an unofficial entry,” recalled Bobby, a real estate agent.”He finished 40 out of the 44 golfer kids who participated. He returned home and told me that he defeated four golfers. He wanted to train and in his school, Green Valley, he got it. Since then, he has won many tournaments, over 60 in fact,” says the proud father.advertisementArjun’s rise gives an indication of how the interest in golf is spreading in India. In 2015, Shubham Jaglan had won the Kids World Championship.With the real estate business not where it was a few years ago, it wasn’t the smoothest of journeys for the Bhati family.”Golf is an expensive sport and I expect that Arjun will only go up from here. So, I will need more investments and focus on Arjun’s training. My wife had to sell off her gold chain to foot the bill for Arjun’s travel to Malaysia for this World Championship. But we don’t have any regrets. He has returned as a champion,” Bobby pointed out.A Tiger Woods fan, Arjun, according to his father, has his sights set on achieving greater heights in the golfing world. “He has now asked me for a golf trolley and he will get it. I hope we get a few sponsors to support and realise his dream,” says Arjun’s father.last_img read more



first_imgKohli said it is a privilege that he was found worthyKohli said it is a privilege that he was found worthy of taking the legacy forward and having the responsibility to lead the team in all three formats.He also said captaining in all three formats is not a situation of too much pressure and this is an opportunity to make the difference to the teams fortune.Asked him about the pressure of captaining India, Kohli said, “I wont say it is not a stressful job, however, it is fun”.Kohli also said captaincy is all about understanding the strengths and weaknesses of people around you.”The way I came up in my career is similar. I knew my strengths and weaknesses but people did not like me as such. They were not too pleased with the way I presented myself, the way I was.”My mistakes were not acceptable. That always gave me a mindset of doing things my way and finding a way to make it work, as there is no one way to do anything. You can have different ways, you can have different style till your intent is good,” said Kohli, who has played 176 ODIs so far.When asked is it hard for him to captain a side having senior players, Kohli said it is a privilege and there is a lot of mutual respect in the change (dressing) room.Asked him about is he excited to lead in the World Cup, he said it is too far ahead.advertisementKohli also said he gets goose bumps thinking of captaining India in World Cup.”Because, it is an honour to be a captain in the World Cup if I still (remain) captain of the team that time,” he quipped.What was the best cricketing advice he got so far in his life, he said he got it from his hero Sachin Tendulkar.”When I approached him about my game, the advice I got from was to believe in your own game and believe in the way you want to prepare and do not follow someone and that helped and from that onwards, I was really comfortable,” the skipper recalled.Asked him about the most exhilarating moment, he said that from the teams point of view, it was the winning moment of 2011 World Cup, watching the emotions of senior players and India getting back to the top position in Test cricket.”On personal ground, the most exhilarating moment was hitting the double century in Mumbai recently (against England) and playing against Australia in Mohali during (2016) T20 World Cup,” Kohli added.Kohli will lead the Indian side in the three match ODI series against England commencing January 15 in Pune. PTI SPK NRB BS AHlast_img read more



first_imgThe Saurashtra batsman welcomed the competition in theThe Saurashtra batsman welcomed the competition in the team, when asked about wicketkeeper Wridhiman Saha, who was replaced by Parthiv Patel after he got injured.”Its very good for the Indian team. Both are experienced, both are performing well. Ultimately it would be up to the team management to decide. I always believe if you have healthy competition, it?s very good for the team.”If we want to be No. 1 in the world, we need to have some back-up players. Not just wicketkeepers, but even in other departments. We need players who can come in and perform well. Someone like Karun Nair is a prime example. He was doing well with the India `A and when he got the opportunity, he scored a triple hundred. We need such players.”He advised gangling Rajasthan pace bowler Pankaj Singh, included in the Rest outfit, to take a cue from Parthiv who made a comeback after several years in the series against England by forcing his way through domestic cricket performance.”He is a very good bowler. Personally, I feel he is one of the most talented fast bowlers we have. He had an opportunity to represent the Indian team when we toured England (in 2014). Things didnt go well but he is someone who always likes to improve.”He always gives his best and I definitely feel if he keeps performing at this level, he will definitely get an opportunity to play for the Indian team again. It?s just about maintaining his fitness, maintaining his bowling. He has to keep improving. Parthiv Patel is one example of having made a comeback after doing well in the domestic circuit,” Pujara said. PTI SSR RSYadvertisementlast_img

Central government’s role to bring back normalcy in Tamil Nadu- Key developments

first_imgAs a wave of protest sweeps through Tamil Nadu over a ban on the bull-taming sport jallikattu, here is all that happened in the capital.KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN CAPITAL TILL NOWOn Thursday Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a demand to bring ordinance. In the meeting Modi told him the matter is sub judice. Sources confirmed to India Today that PM assured the CM that Centre will help the state in case the state takes the ordinance route.Tamil Nadu CM then extends his stay in capital and holds discussion with legal expert till late night. Panneerselvam also deputed senior officials of the state to work with Centre. Expert had the opinion that state may pass a law with some modification to allow jallikattu.Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave confirmed to India Today, Home Ministry is already in consultation with law and environment ministry.Today in a swift move, Centre moved the Supreme Court, saying jallikattu verdict should not be pronounced at least for a week. When Supreme Court asked the reason, Attorney General sought cultural passion and law and order situation. Centre also informed the bench that the Centre and state are in talks for an amicable solution.On Friday 45 AIADMK MP met Home Minister, while Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan met Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. As per sources Home Minister assured him in a day or two ordinance will be forwarded to President after due consultation.MHA sources said, “The jallikattu issue requires amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty Act. Prima facie MHA does not seem to find a problem but will consult the law and environment ministry. If these two ministries say as per Act, consent can be given by Centre. Home minister will issue orders.In all likelihood, an ordinance would be promulgated for conducting jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.Also Read:advertisementJallikattu protest LIVE: Law ministry clears Tamil Nadu government’s Ordinancelast_img read more


Virat Kohli fastest to 1000 runs as ODI captain

first_imgVirat Kohli today became the quickest batsman in the world to complete 1,000 runs as captain in One-Day Internationals. He reached the landmark in the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens. (Scorecard)Kohli took just 17 innings to get to the milestone, ahead of AB de Villiers (18), Kane Williamson (20), Alastair Cook (21) and former India captain Sourav Ganguly (22). (How it happened)Kohli took over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain earlier this month, becoming the skipper in all three formats of the game.No prizes for guessing who has walked out to bat at the Eden Gardens #TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2017Dhoni relinquished the limited-overs captaincy on January 4 after nine trophy-laden years, which included two World Cups and a Champions Trophy.India are already the world’s top-ranked Test side, second in the shortest Twenty20 format and third in the 50-over version of the game. Inns Player  For Year Avg 100s 50s 17 Virat Kohli Ind 2017 69.00 5 4 18 AB de Villiers SA 2013 100.00 3 6 20 Kane Williamson NZ 2016 55.56 2 8 21 Alastair Cook Eng 2012 55.56 3 8 22 Sourav Ganguly Ind 2000 58.8 4 4 23 Chris Gayle WI 2009 55.56 3 7 23 Eoin Morgan Eng 2015 50.00 3 7Stats by Rajneesh Gupta.last_img read more


Federer-Nadal final reminds Sachin Tendulkar of how he won his own battles

first_imgBoth sets of fans around the world experienced a pendulum of emotions as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battled it out at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday in the Australian Open men’s singles final.Amongst those watching, was cricket’s biggest icon, Sachin Tendulkar, and the match took him back in time to his own physical and mental battles as he saw the two champions fight for a major while overcoming all odds.”I could relate myself with both those athletes and what both of them were going through. Federer actually said both of them did not think they would be standing there. It was all about enjoying the sport. They both have done what they had to and we have enjoyed that. This (final) was just a extension of what they had done in the past,” Tendulkar opined.Bharat Ratna Sachin, whose international career lasted an incredible 24 years, had to deal with the challenges of overcoming the pain of injuries and rehab in the second-half of his illustrious career.The Federer-Nadal slug fest reminded him of that phase. “I had a lot of injuries and there were some tough times around 2005-06. In one of the press conferences I was asked when I would retire. My best years came after that. The biggest thing in my life the World Cup came in 2011. I could relate to what both of them felt,” he said.Tendulkar’s fans, who are well aware of his meeting with Federer at Wimbledon, took no time in guessing he was the amongst the ones rejoicing after the match. “I had posted on twitter at the start of the match if they could guess who I would be supporting. I got a lot of response. I have always been a huge fan of Federer,” he said .advertisementBut in Federer’s grace in victory and Tendulkar’s acknowledgement of how he could relate to what both the winner and the loser were going through, we know Nadal also won many hearts in defeat.last_img read more


All India Central Revenue Sports Meet to begin tomorrow

first_imgMumbai, Feb 14 (PTI) The three-day long 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet, 2016-17 will start here tomorrow.The meet is organised by Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, Mumbai Zone under the aegis of Central Revenue Sports and Cultural Board.About 900 participants from across the country belonging to Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs and Income Tax department will take part in the meet and showcase their talent in 16 different games including Cricket, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, a media release issued here said.The sports events will be conducted at different venues like Goregaon Sports Club, Sports Authority of India complex and MCA complex in suburban Kandivili, YMCA in Andheri and Cooperage Ground in Colaba, it added.Former India player and legendary batsman Dilip Vengsarkar will be the guest of honour for the opening ceremony. PTI NRB DKlast_img read more


Australia sketching, India trekking to recuperate after Pune Test

first_imgFollowing a heavy defeat against Australia in the first of their four-Test series in Pune, the shell-shocked Indian team had a week to regroup before they again engage the hosts in the second Test in Bengaluru starting March 4.Virat Kohli and his team of world-beaters, who looked quite ordinary in the 333-run rout inside three days in Pune, took a break from cricket by going on a trek on Monday in order to rejuvenate themselves before the second match. (Tendulkar confident India will fight back against Australia)The Indian captain and his teammates posted pictures of themselves enjoying a trek to Tamhini Ghat, which is situated about 80 km from Pune. (Australia find formula to exploit India’s weaknesses)Kohli posted a picture of himself sitting on a hilltop with a backpack and titled it “Everyday is a blessing and an opportunity. Be grateful and keep moving ahead.”Ravichandran Ashwin, who had a modest outing in Pune where he managed to pick 7 wickets, shared a snap on Instagram with Abhinav Mukund and titled it “Trekking”.Ashwin’s spin twin Ravindra Jadeja took the opportunity to post a picture of himself with the Indian flag.Batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who made 13 and 18 in both innings in Pune, enjoyed the outing with his wife Radhika.Meanwhile, the visiting Australian team, who would be mighty pleased with their efforts in the first Test, tried their hands on sketching.A video posted by on Facebook showed Australian cricketers tasked with preparing a sketch of their captain Steve Smith.Later in the video, Smith was asked to rate the drawings made by his teammates and the skipper didn’t look too impressed with the efforts.However, the 27-year-old, who slammed a century in the second innings in Pune, rated India’s tormentor-in-chief Steve O’Keefe’s as the best artist in the group.Left-arm spinner O’Keefe was instrumental in helping Australia record one of the most famous Test victories in recent times. O’Keefe’s 12-wicket match haul, the best figures recorded by a visiting spinner on Indian soil, earned him the man-of-the-match award.last_img read more


Australian cricketers inspired by young women in Jharkhand

first_imgRanchi, Mar 15 (PTI) Australian cricketers visited Yuwa, an NGO based in the city, that provides a platform through team sport for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world. The players took time out from their preparations for the third Test of the Tour of India, which begins here tomorrow, to engage with some inspiring young girls who hail from Jharkhand. The girls who are part of Yuwa are rewriting their script – and it all starts with sport and education. Australian players spent time in small groups hearing firsthand from the girls the challenges they have faced to get to where they are now with the help of Yuwa. All 81 students from the school then gathered to share their experiences in sport and how it has benefited them before engaging in some light-hearted competition between the players and the senior girls soccer team. The event was managed in partnership with the Australian High Commission in India. PTI AH AHlast_img read more


Yaya Toure’s return top priority for new Ivory Coast coach

first_imgIvory Coast boss Marc Wilmots has made trying to persuade Yaya Toure out of international retirement one of his top priorities after taking over as coach of the former African champions this week.”I’ve seen the last two games that he played for Manchester City in a defensive midfield position. He’s always great, he’s so good physically,” Wilmots told reporters after signing a two-year contract in Abidjan. “I’ll go see him, I’ll talk with him.”Toure has not played for his country since leading them to the Nations Cup title in 2015. In his absence this year, the Ivory Coast crashed out in the first round as they defended their title in Gabon in January.”…I know how important it is to have experienced players. It’s not yet over for Toure, we’ve got to get him back. The Yaya Toure case will be one of my first missions.”The 48-year-old Wilmots, who quit as Belgium coach after their quarter-final exit to Wales at Euro 2016, takes over from Michel Dussuyer, who left after the Ivorians failed to retain their Nations Cup title.”I do not know much about the country, but I have a lot of information about the national team, and I was very interested in the national team,” he said.”They have a very good generation of players. I would say that this is a golden generation. When the challenge was offered to me, I thought why not?”last_img read more


Photo Advisory second, Photos released up to 8.00 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: April 07, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.// NATIONAL New Delhi: TV Grab?Parliament budget session (B+A) Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference protestagainst parliamentary by-polls in Srinagar (A) New Delhi: Parliament budget session (B+A) Surat: Crocodile in a zoo in Surat (A) Patna: Sushil Modi addresses press conference (B) Patna: Anganwadi workers meet Lalu regarding demands (A) Kolkata: Road Safety Week-2017 in Kolkata (B) Guwahati: Radhika Apte at jewellery launch event (B) Jammu: Protest by sanitation workers in Jammu (A) Bahraich: 8-yr-old girl in Bahraich foundliving with monkeys (B) New Delhi: Jury Chairperson of 64th NationalFilm Awards submits reports (B) Allahabad: Bag filled with old currency foundon the banks of Yamuna (A) Jammu: Trucks stranded in Jammu-Srinagar highway(B) Varanasi: Army recruitment camp in Varanasi (B) Chandigarh: Haryana CM with IFS officers (A) New Delhi: Tamil farmers protest (B) New Delhi: Protests against Sheikh Hasina (B) Agartala: BJPs protest in Tripura over risingcrimes against women (A) Rajkot: Villagers reach Collectorate in bullock carts (B) Meerut: Police seize firearms from an illegal factory (A) Chennai: IT raid at Tamil Nadu Health MinisterVijaya Baskars premises (A) Srinagar: Flood threat/landslide in Srinagar (B) New Delhi: Japans Ambassador meets Nirmala Sitharaman (A) South Andman: Rajnath Singh in South Andman(A) Ahmedabad: NCP-JD(U) joint press conference inAhmedabad (B) New Delhi: Uma Bharti launches MIS for onlinemonitoring of AIBP projects (B) Hoshiarpur: School-bus and mini-truck roadadvertisementaccident in Punjab (B) Shimla: Roads damaged due to heavy rain in Shimla (A) Lakhimpur: Assam CM visits Lakhimpur (A) Guwahati: N Rajamarthandan produced in CJM court (B) Kolkata: Fruit seller in Kolkata (B) Jammu: Congress campaign rally in Muthi (B) Navi Mumbai: Cigarette boxes worth croresseized in Navi Mumbai (A) New Delhi: Park streets name changed (A) Ranchi: CPI(M) press conference in Ranchi (A) Kolkata: Ganguly at an event (A) Kolkata: SUCI activists protest (B) Amritsar: Farmer at wheat field (B) Hyderabad: Rains in Hyderabad (B) New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoaaddresses seminar (B) INTERNATIONAL Bahraich: 8-yr-old girl in Bahraich foundliving with monkeys (B) Calais: Some of the 100 balloons taking part ina World Record attempt (B) London: Flowers at parliament square to rememberthe terror attack (B) Homs: The burned and damaged hangar warplaneswhich attacked by U.S. Tomahawk missiles (B) Tehran : Iranian worshippers chant slogan “death to America” during their Friday prayer ceremony (B) St. Petersburg: A guard escorts a suspect ina court in St. Petersburg (A) Hong Kong: An event to promote the Hong KongRugby Sevens in Hong Kong (B) Stockholm: A truck crashed into a departmentstore injuring several people (B) SPORTS Pyongyang: AFC Womens Asian Cup Jordan 2018qualifying match (B) Indore: Rising Pune Supergiants players arrivesin Indore (+A) Bengaluru: Davis Cup in Bengaluru (B+A) Bhopal: 5th Asian School Hockey Championship (B) PTI PHOTO VNA GSVlast_img read more


[Infographic] When Disaster Strikes: How America Gives

first_imgHurricanes. Earthquakes. Famines. Wars. When disaster strikes, nonprofits are often the first to respond, coming to the aid communities in need. But they can’t do it alone.Nonprofits that work in disaster and crisis relief have a tough job. They have to be ready at a moment’s notice to help communities survive, rebuild, and thrive in the face of unforeseen events. And, on top of all of this, they have to find ways to fund their mission.With the help of our friends at Venngage, we dug deep into our data and created this infographic to show you how donors respond when disaster strikes. We hope that nonprofits can use this information to develop effective strategies to educate their donors and fuel these live-saving missions.The data below shows that the majority of donations related to a single disaster tend to be given within the first few weeks after the event – but the need is often ongoing. The need to educate donors on the long-term need for relief may be the single most important finding in these results.The communities affected by the recent 2017 hurricanes still need help – Click here to donate to support hurricane relief.*Note that at the time we created this infographic, data from donations related to the 2017 hurricanes was not yet available.last_img read more


How not to work on weekends (in GIFs)

first_imgIt’s July, so you no longer have any excuse to stay inside on the weekends doing client work.Yes, you’re very busy and important and there’s work due Monday. But sometimes it’s also our faults for not setting appropriate boundaries or …delaying our process cough procrastinating cough. And even so, you need to take a break!Here’s how I stopped working on weekends:**I said NO to emails. **I said SORRY NOT SORRY to client calls, unless they were in physical peril (in which case they probably shouldn’t call me in the first place).I said NO to the oppressive shackles of my text messaging/social media addiction.I said YES to adventure!And YES to fresh air!I said YES to sunshine and cats in hats.I said YES to nature.I said YES to questionable food choices.I said YES to spending time with fun folks.On my adventures, I found something I thought was just a myth.No, not that, but maybe that, but also WORK/LIFE BALANCE.**Just say NO! And YES! **(Model: Peter Hilton)last_img read more


What makes a great Hive Leader?

first_imgSo you’ve heard about Hives—the online community especially for freelancers. Maybe you’ve posted once or twice; or you’ve read about how Hives can help your business grow. Or maybe you were inspired by reading our feature on Marc Scheff’s three thriving Hives, and want to see how you can lead your own.Here are four ways to be a great Hive Leader:1. Post regularlyPose interesting questions, share relevant blog posts, videos, events, job postings, or inspiring quotes that you’ve found, and offer any knowledge or insight that you think might be interesting to your audience. Freelancers Union member Cassius Wright has done a great job of keeping his Hive up-to-date. Want to see? Check out his Freelance Lifestyle: Best Practices Hive.2. Check backYou’ve asked an interesting question on your Hive, but be sure to lead the discussion, too! Bookmark your Hive, check back every day, and respond to anyone that comments on your Hive. After all, they’re looking to you to help guide the conversation. We have thousands of members visiting Hives every day, so you never know who might drop by and comment!3. Share your HiveShare your Hive on your personal blog and your social media accounts. The more people that join Hives, the more robust the discussion will be. When you share, don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!4. Get in touchWe’re always interested in helping you build your Hive and there are a number of ways that we can work together to make that happen. You could be featured on our blog, host a virtual event in your Hive, or write for us! Sound interesting? Email us at today!Sounds simple enough, right? If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out these great examples of awesome Hives:• Tips for Finding New Clients• Authors, Editors, Journalists, and Writers• Freelance Lifestyle: Best Practices• Traveling Photographers, Writers, and FilmmakersSo join us in building lively, thriving Hives! Encourage discussion, grow your network, and create community with freelancers nationwide.last_img read more


5 strategies to beat freelance anxiety

first_imgFreelancing can be heavy on the nervous system. Sometimes it feels like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders: Will my business succeed? Will I be able to pay my bills on time? Can I avoid getting sick?Additionally, I also spend a lot of time alone in a world most 9-to-5ers don’t understand. And when I do get a chance to socialize, it can be tough to confidently paint a picture of what it is, exactly, that I do….which can lead to social anxiety.Top that off with the regular existential anxieties of just being human, and it starts to feel like gravity is working backwards – pulling the world onto me, not me onto it.And I know I’m not alone. So, I wanted to share a few strategies I’ve developed for staying in the world, not under it.1. Do for othersOftentimes, anxiety isn’t a far cry from navel gazing. We’re so tangled up in our own thoughts and fears that it’s almost as if we’re wandering around a carnival maze of mirrors.Rather than spending more time fretting over myself, I try to push myself to do something for someone else. It can be as simple as bringing flowers home for my roommates, chatting up a cashier and really listening to them, or calling my mom.Anything to get me out of my own head and into empathizing with others.2. Keep a daily blessings, achievements and goals journalJournaling has some serious therapeutic powers.First, I write down all the things that have come to me by way of good fortune. I find it makes me more grateful, which helps me feel happier and more at peace.Next, I add my achievements. Writing them down reinforces my confidence and sense of accomplishment. Now, when I start doubting myself, the list shows me that I can do more than I think.Finally, I add my goals. The results are less immediate, but putting down my dreams in writing every day gives me a sense of direction and focus.3. MeditateIf you already meditate then you can skip this one because chances are you’re well-aware of the benefits of a little quiet time each day.If you’re like the me of a few months ago, you’re probably groaning or going, I just can’t meditate!Here’s the deal: It totally does feel weird at first. I felt self-conscious, like I was trying to be a hippie or the Dalai Lama. I really, really wanted to check my phone. And every time I got pulled into a whirlpool of thought – which meant I must be “failing,” I wanted to quit.But eventually I found my stride. Now I look forward to meditation time. It makes my brain feel like a groovy fish floating downstream on vacation.Join the Union (it’s free!)Become a member4. Produce more than consumeI love to read and the proliferation of great content on the internet seems like a good excuse to spend my downtime trawling through it. Because that’s basically productive, right?Well, no, it’s not.I started to realize that I couldn’t hear the music for the noise – it all sounded the same and nothing was inspiring. Not a good sign if you’re trying to sing.Now, I set articles aside to read at a prescribed time. When it’s time to work, I actually work. And when it’s time to be idle – like when I’m standing in line at the grocery store – I just hang out and handle my feelings rather than taking refuge in my phone.5. Join a community of other freelancersSure, it still feels like a 9-to-5 world, but with a growing population of 53 million freelancers, the tide is changing.Connecting with people who really get my day-to-day makes me feel less like a weird, alien aberration and more like part of a special set of cool people.My freelance friends are diverse, interesting, passionate …and also plagued with the same freelance anxieties I face every day. Hanging with them is like a cross between #squadlife and a support group.These strategies take me out of the anxiety spin cycle and into all the joys and disappointments of real life. It’s not always easy, but ultimately I’d rather be living in the world than carrying it.What are your tips for battling freelance anxiety?A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, technology, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.last_img read more


How to organize your workspace [Infographic]

first_imgEmily Johnson is a content strategist at OmniPapers blog as well as a writing coach who shares tips and tricks to help others improve their writing skills. You are always welcome to contact her at Google+. This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.As a freelancer writer, a clutter-free workspace is imperative. It doesn’t matter what you write – books, essays, blogs, or short stories – how you stay organized can make a big impact your writing.The below infographic from OmniPapers provides a good cheat sheet for setting up your space. Check it out:last_img


ATP Finals: Roger Federer leads unfamiliar cast as Rafael Nadal sweats over injury

first_imgThe huge hoardings around the O2 Arena promoting the season-ending ATP Finals will get some quizzical looks this year with several familiar faces conspicuous by their absence.Home favourite Andy Murray, who memorably won the 2016 title to end the year ranked number one, three-times London champion Novak Djokovic, who Murray beat, pugnacious Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori, along with his Japanese fan club, are all absent after succumbing to injuries.Even a mouthwatering battle for the world number one ranking between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer has been scotched with Spaniard Nadal having taken an unassailable points lead.Nadal’s participation is also clouded by a knee injury which hardly augurs well for the 31-year-old claiming the only big prize to elude him. He practised on Friday but was less than positive about his chances of being 100 percent fit.Should Nadal pull out, and the organisers will be crossing their fingers that he doesn’t, the path would seemingly be clear for Federer, although anyone assuming the Swiss will claim the title for a seventh time is discounting the dangers that lurk.Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, Belgian David Goffin and American Jack Sock — all first-time qualifiers — are not second-rate stand-ins.That #FridayFeeling at #NittoATPFinals media day ???? ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 10, 2017Zverev, the 20-year-old German, has won five titles in a stunning season and catapulted to third in the world rankings.The huge 02 Arena is the perfect stage for the man expected to be challenging for grand slams next season.advertisementDimitrov, long-compared to Federer in style, is finally living up to his potential while Goffin, all effortless movement and silky strokes, is a purists’ dream.Sock is the one real outrider. He was 24th in the Race to London entering the Paris Masters and even had a golf trip booked in at Augusta National during the ATP Finals.His first Masters 1000 title meant a hasty change of plans as he grabbed the final spot to become the first American to qualify since Mardy Fish in 2011.Croatia’s Marin Cilic, the only other grand slam champion in the draw apart from the Federer and Nadal, is back in London for the first time since his tearful Wimbledon final loss, while unsung Austrian Dominic Thiem makes up the cast.But there is no doubt who has the lead roles.A year ago Federer and Nadal were both missing from London and many thought they might never be back with rackets in hand.Yet between them they have returned from injuries and defied Father Time by dominating the year — Federer winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon to reach 19 majors, with Nadal taking a 10th French Open and the U.S. Open.Should Nadal declare himself ready and able he will face Goffin in the Pete Sampras group on Monday evening.last_img read more


ICC U-19 World Cup: India vs Australia, As it Happened

first_imgThat was a clinical performance from India. India outplayed Australia in all departments.A massive win for India in Tauranga! Nagarkoti and Mavi trouble Australia who are dismissed for just 228 after Prithvi Shaw’s 94 sent India on their way to victory! #INDvAUS #U19CWC— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 2018India got a great beginning with the bat with the captain Prithvi Shaw scoring 94, Manjot Kalra putting up 86 and vice-captain Shubman Gill contributing with a 63 off 54 deliveries.The Indian quicks Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shiva Mavi impressed one and all with their speed, accuracy and ability to pick wickets. Australia failed to get a big momentum right from the start and despite Edwards’s battling 73, none of the others contributed much and Australia slumped to a massive loss.13.41 IST: Mavi to Baxter, OUT! Slower full toss from Mavi and Baxter is trapped LBW. India win by 100 runs.India defeat Australia by 100 runs at #U19CWC! Top pace bowling dismisses Australia for 228 after Shaw’s 94 set up a massive win for the boys in blue! #INDvAUS #U19CWCScorecard:— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 201813.40 IST: Mavi to Baxter, Ralston RUN OUT! Efficient fielding from India. Ralston slipped after taking the first run and could not return in time for the second as Mavi took the stumps off at the bowlers’ end.13.28 IST: Mavi to Bartlett, OUT! Mavi gets his second of the day and the keeper Aryan Juyal makes a comfortable catch. Australia need 124 runs in 56 deliveries, 205/8 in 40.4 overs.advertisement13.16 IST: Nagarkoti to Sutherland, OUT! Nagarkoti hits it right on Sutherland’s middle stump and bowled out. Impressive outing from the fast bowler! Australia need 142 runs in 71 deliveries, 187/7 in 38.1 overs.13.04 IST: Anukul to Edwards, OUT! Anukul bowls out Edwards and the opener departs at 73 after a patient innings out on the ground. Australia 168/6 in 35.3 overs.13.00 IST: Nagarkoti to Waugh, OUT! Nagarkoti pitches up the delivery and Austin Waugh is caught behind. Australia lose half their side, 166/5 in 35 overs.12.47 IST: Abhishek Sharma to Edwards, Uppal RUN OUT! Absolute confusion between Edwards and Uppal and Shiva Mavi and Aryan Juyal combine for what was an easy run out. Australia 157/4 in 32 overs.12.37 IST: Mavi to Merlo, OUT! Change of bowler by Shaw pays off and Shiva Mavi bowls out Jonathan Merlo. Australia 145/3 in 30.1 overs.30 overs gone and Australia are 145/2, needing another 184 for victory. Jack Edwards is unbeaten on 62*.Who holds the advantage?#INDvAUS LIVE— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 201812.23 IST: Fifty up for Jack Edwards and he brings it up with a six. Good game for Edwards both with the bat and ball. Australia 118/2 in 26.4 overs.12.20 IST: Opener Edwards is nearing his half century. The all-rounder has been solid considering he bowled the last over of the Indian innings. Australia 111/2 in 26.2 overs.12.06 IST: Abhishek to Sangha, OUT! Australian captain Jason Sangha gives an easy catch to his Indian counterpart. India have got the second wicket. Australia 86/2 in 21.2 overs12.00 IST: Australia are 82/1 in 20 overs. India have managed to keep Australia in check and despite just one wicket down, Australia have not got easy runs from India.11.36 IST: Nagarkoti to Bryant, OUT! An easy catch for Shiva Mavi at short extra cover and India have got the breakthrough they were looking for. Australia 57-1 in 14.2 overs.11.25 IST: India are still looking for a breakthrough just like Australia were. Australia look steady at 54/0 in 12 overs.11.14 IST: Ishan seems to have done himself some big damage. He goes off the ground and Shiva will complete the 10th over.11.10 IST: It looks like there’s some trouble with Ishan Porel’s ankle, he seems to have twisted. The Indian team physio is checking on him. Australia 40/0 in 9.1 overs.10.51 IST: Australia are 23/0 after 5 overs. Still no breakthrough for India.10.28 IST: The Indian team in a huddle on the field discussing their strategies right before the innings start.Jack Edwards and Max Bryant will open the batting for Australia while Shivam Mavi begins India’s bowling attack.10.27 IST: We’re back as the umpires and the players make their way to the field for the Australian innings.Australia now need 329 runs to win their ICC U-19 World Cup opener.The Indian dressing room and fans show their appreciation. Join us now for the chase with set at 329 for victory!Scores, stats, video— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2018India put up a solid performance with the bat and have registered a very competitive total, also India’s highest against Australia in the U-19 World Cup. Led brilliantly by Prithvi Shaw’s 94, the captain and Kalra set up the Indian innings fantastically. Both the openers fell agonisingly short of their hundred and will be disappointed by that.advertisementVice-captain Shubnam Gill also put up a strong show with 63 in 54 deliveries. The tail-enders contributed well with some quick runs, especially Abhishek Sharma was scored a useful 23 off just 8 deliveries.India finish on 328/7 after their 50 overs and in doing so, put more runs on Australia than any other team in #U19CWC history.Chase starts in half an hour!329 for victory #INDvAUSLive ??— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 2018Australia’s innings could be summed up by their fielding faults. A number of dropped catches and missed run-out chances may well cost them. A decent bowling performance, however, with Edwards and Will Sutherland being the pick of the bowlers. 10.02 IST: India 328/7 in 50 overs. Prithvi Shaw 94, Manjot Kalra 86, Shubnam Gill 63; Jack Edwards 4-659.57 IST: Edwards to Shiva, OUT! Edwards gets his fourth wicket. In attempt to score quick runs, Shiva tries to hit a short delivery and instead, the ball hits his glove, his shoes and then the wicket. India 320/7 in 49.2 overs.9.50 IST: Edwards to Abhishek Sharma, OUT! Abhishek has to depart after a quickfire 23 off just 8 deliveries. India 298/6 in 47.5 overs.9.43 IST: Waugh to Anukul, OUT! A good diving catch from captain Jason Sangha and Austin Waugh has finally got a wicket to show for his hard work on the field today. The wicketts are coming fast for Australia now. India 282/5 in 46.4 overs.9.38 IST: Edwards to Shubman, OUT! Gill had survived just the previous delivery when dropped by Ralston but Edwards then takes a reflex catch himself and Gill has to depart at 63 after a solid showing. India 272/4 in 45.4 overs.9.29 IST: Vice captain Shubman Gill notches up his 50 in 48 deliveries! A good solid innings from Prithvi Shaw’s deputy. India 254/3 in 44 overs.9.27 IST: Edwards to Rana, OUT! Three yorkers from Edwards and then forces Rana to go for a shot and is caught out by Austin Waugh. Rana fails to cash on his dropped catch. India 249-3 after 43.4 overs.9.22 IST: Bartlett to Rana, DROPPED! Another dropped catch by Pope. A good bouncer by Bartlett and Rana could not pick that. However, he survives. India 248/2 after 43 overs.9.10 IST: Just 10 overs left now in the Indian innings and India are 223-2 after 40 overs. Shubnam Gill and Himanshu Rana are batting.8.48 IST: Uppal to Kalra, OUT! Manjot Kalra also misses out on a well-deserved hundred. Australian skipper Jason Sangha takes an excellent catch and the opener has to depart. India 200/2 after 35 overs.VIDEO Australia remove the second India opener with Jason Sangha’s catch taking care of Manjot Kalra for 86.??— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 20188.33 IST: Shubman Gill, India’s vice-captain, is out to bat no No.3.8.32 IST: Sutherland to Shaw, OUT! Prithvi Shaw caught behind at 94 off Sutherland delivery. India have lost their first wicket and the captain misses out on a hundred. India 180/1 in 29.4 overs.advertisementHe survived an edge behind on a no ball on 25, but now Prithvi Shaw must go, just six short of his century! The India captain walks back to the pavilion for 94.#INDvAUS LIVE ➡️— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 20188.18 IST: India are 156/0 in 26 overs. India’s third fifty came in 47 deliveries, quicker than their first two and that shows how the batsmen have settled.8.04 IST: Both Shaw and Kalra are finding the ropes very consistently and are taking their game up a notch now. India 134/0 in 22 overs.7.53 IST: Manjot Kalra notches up a half century! Kalra has stepped up well on the biggest stage and just like his captain, put up a solid innings. India 111/0 in 18.5 overs.7.44 IST: Prithvi Shaw brings up his fifty! A well-constructed half century by the captain laced by one six and four boundaries. Shaw has been solid out there. India 95/0 in 17.1 overs.7.20 IST: 10 overs down, India are 55/0.The Indian openers looks steady and are able to hit some beatiful shots. Both Shaw and Kalra are looking to play smart cricket, not very risky but effective.NO BALL!Prithvi Shaw gets a life on 25 after being caught behind off a no ball by Will Sutherland.Will the Aussies come to regret that? Shaw is now 62* and India are flying…?? WATCH— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2018Shaw was caught behind in the first ball of the 7th over by Will Sutherland but the pacer had overstepped and it was deemed a no-ball. And that’s how the captain survived.6.30 IST: Captain Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra open the innings for India.InterviewsTossWarm-upAnthemNow it’s time to play some cricket!Follow ?? Guide ?? #INDvAUS— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 20186.00 IST: India won the toss and elected to bat first.India have won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia at Bay Oval, Tauranga! #U19CWC #INDvAUS LIVE ➡️— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 14, 2018Preview:The ICC U-19 World Cup is considered to be the stepping stone to conquer the world of cricket going forward and the young Indian side under the watchful eyes of Rahul Dravid will look to leave a lasting impression.India have won the cup three times in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Two of the captains have gone onto represent India and earn laurels for their country while the third one remains one of the brightest cricketers around. In 2000, Mohammad Kaif led India to a victory while Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand captained their young squads with panache to lift the cup in 2008 and 2012 respectively.This time around, the responsibility will be on the bright and able shoulders of Prithvi Shaw, who has already made the world take notice of him with some sparkling performances for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy.last_img read more