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Supersubs Ramsey & Auba make Premier League history

first_imgArsenal duo Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang changed the course of events at Craven Cottage on Saturday, and earned themselves a slice of Premier League history in the process. The Gunners’ visit to Fulham was still very much in the balance when the pair were sent on by manager Unai Emery around the hour mark. Alexandre Lacazette had hit either side of Andre Schurrle’s goal to give the away side a tenuous 2-1 lead, with Fulham still hopeful of getting something from the game.  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! But once the Wales and Gabon internationals entered the mix, the afternoon took a turn for the worse for the hosts. Ramsey needed just a matter of seconds to put Arsenal 3-1 up with a fine goal, with Aubameyang on hand for the assist. Then the midfielder, who is widely tipped to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, turned provider, teeing up Auba in stoppage time for the striker’s second of the game and Arsenal’s fifth. The game marked the first time in Premier League history that two players coming off the bench had managed to rack up both a goal and assist in the same match.2 – Both Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored and assisted for Arsenal against Fulham – this is the first time in Premier League history two substitutes have scored and assisted for a team in a single game. Impressive. pic.twitter.com/FmjKEOs1XE— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 7 de octubre de 2018A sixth consecutive win for the Gunners puts them back in contention for the Premier League title after back-to-back defeats at the start of the season.Emery’s charges now lie fourth, level on points with Chelsea and one behind joint-leaders Liverpool and Manchester City, who face each other in Sunday’s later kick-off. And if the former Paris Saint-Germain coach keeps hitting the mark with his substitutions Arsenal could well find themselves in the mix for the crown come the end of the season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Kane targeting Nations League glory in 2019

first_imgHarry Kane is targeting Nations League glory in 2019 and believes success in Portugal will boost England’s Euro 2020 chances.The Three Lions enjoyed a fine 12 months in 2018, reaching the World Cup semi-finals and then emerging from a tough group to reach the Nations League Finals, pipping Croatia and Spain in dramatic fashion.Not every nation has appeared to treat the inaugural edition of the competition as a major tournament, but Kane is confident that victory at the end of the season – when England face Netherlands in the last four before a potential final three days later – would provide a platform for the European Championship. 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! “The Nations League is an opportunity to win a trophy and if we win one then hopefully it will be easier to win another,” the England captain told the Daily Telegraph. “It will give us a real confidence and belief going into the Euros.”We are in a great position for 2019 and hopefully we can take that into the Euros after that. The World Cup felt like the start of something and that’s the most important thing.”The summer was amazing but it was so, so important that we carried on.”When we look back at the World Cup, there were performances in which we could have done better and the next motivation, the next step, is putting that right.”We’ve put in some big games – beating Spain away, Croatia at home – and it feels like we are still ticking those boxes, as we were doing in the summer, that will make us better.”England have not won a senior international honour since the 1966 World Cup, reaching the 1990 semi-finals and the last four at Euro 96 before matching that performance in Russia last year.last_img read more

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Herrera: No chance of Man Utd throwing away FA Cup

first_imgAnder Herrera insists there is “no chance” of Manchester United giving up on the FA Cup despite a top-four finish in the Premier League being the club’s “main objective”.Having endured a testing start to the 2018-19 campaign, a season which was in danger of collapse is now full of promise for the Red Devils.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record-breaking exploits since inheriting the managerial reins have helped to rekindle belief that anything is possible at Old Trafford. 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! Securing a return to Champions League competition for 2019-20 remains the top priority, but United are also chasing down European glory this term and have a heavyweight FA Cup fourth-round clash with Arsenal to come on Friday.Ahead of that game, Herrera told MUTV: “Of course, the Premier League is the main objective for everyone.“But it’s really nice to win a trophy and I think Manchester United always fight for titles and for trophies.“We are not going to throw this competition away – no chance.“We have a lot of expectations, we are out of the League Cup, so the FA Cup is the only English competition, apart from the Premier League, that we are involved in, so we go with everything.“We still think our main objective is the league, of course, but Manchester United is about trophies, it is about titles, so we are not going to throw it away.”Marcus Rashford Manchester United Brighton 190119Arsenal have overtaken United as the most successful side in FA Cup history, boasting 13 successes to the Red Devils’ 12.Only one of them can move a step closer to adding to their haul this season, with Herrera expecting a highly-charged clash when two arch-rivals lock horns again at Emirates Stadium.The Spaniard added: “It’s a game between the most successful clubs in this competition, so it’s going to be exciting.“It’s a new challenge for us. We are in a very good moment, in a very good run of results, but Arsenal is a new challenge.“They come from that victory against Chelsea, so they will be full of confidence as well, but I think we are in a good moment.“We don’t fear anyone. I think we have the qualities in the squad to beat any team and we go there without fear.“Everyone wants to beat Manchester United, but that’s something that we are used to coping with.”last_img read more

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India women thrash Afghanistan to open SAFF campaign with win

first_imgThe Indian women’s football team started its SAFF Championship campaign in style as it thrashed Afghanistan by a whopping 5-1 margin in the Group B opener at the Kanchenjunga Stadium on Tuesday.Kamala Devi opened the floodgates in the third minute even before the spectators could settle down. The early goal instilled more vigour into the Indian girls to change the gear in their pursuit of more goals.At the stroke of the half-hour mark, the referee awarded a penalty in the favour of the hosts and AIFF Women’s player of the year Sasmita Malik didn’t waste the chance to double the lead from the the spot.India netted the third goal three minutes later from a brilliant piece of individual skill from Kamala Devi.Kamala sneaked past the opposition defender from the left, cut into the penalty box and whacked the back of the net, leaving the goalie stranded.In the dying minutes of the first half, Grace joined the party to take the scoreline to 4-0.After the changeover, it was a completely different Afghanistan outfit who came out of the dressing room and the game was not a one-way traffic anymore.Afghanistan players tried to control the game from their half and started building up attacks to break the Indian defiance.Although the Indian defenders show their resilience to thwart the Afghani girls’ every effort, finally the deadlock was broken two minutes to the end of the regulation time.Muhtaz Farkhunda tapped home their first goal of the tournament sending the Afghanistan dressing room into a delirium.advertisementThree minutes later, AIFF Emerging Player of the Year Sanju nailed the final one in the Afghani coffin to seal the victory for the defending champions.India are slated to take on neighbours Bangladesh on the last day of the year while Afghanistan will meet Bangladesh in their must-win fixture on Thursday.last_img read more

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SPORT-NZ-BOARD 2 LAST

first_imgBangladesh BangladeshT Iqbal run out (Williamson) 13I Kayes c Bruce b Santner 0S Rahman c Boult b Sodhi 48S Hasan c Neesham b Wheeler 1S Sarkar c Munro b Boult 39Mahmudullah c de Grandhomme b Sodhi 19M Hossain c Santner b Williamson 1N Hasan c Boult b Williamson 10Mashrafe c Boult b Sodhi 1R Hossain c Bruce b Wheeler 1M Rahman not out 0Extras (lb-5, w-10) 15Total (All out; 18.1) 148Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-34, 3-36, 4-104, 5-118, 6-121, 7-144, 8-147, 9-147 Bowling: Santner 3-0-14-1, Boult 3-0-28-1, Wheeler 2.1-0-16-2, de Grandhomme 2-0-33-0, Sodhi 4-0-36-3, Williamson 4-0-16-2. AFP KHS KHSlast_img read more

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Leicester City’s ‘warriors’ will fend off relegation: Claudio Ranieri

first_imgLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri backed his team of “warriors” to arrest their poor run of form and avoid relegation from the Premier League despite winning just twice in their last 15 top-flight games.Following their stunning title triumph last season, Leicester have continued to produce the unexpected this season, this time by tumbling down the table. They are battling relegation as they sit 16th place, a point above the bottom three after 24 games.”When you don’t win you lack confidence, it’s normal, but fortunately these players are warriors. They are used to fighting. They already lived this situation,” Ranieri told British media. (Claudio Ranieri doesn’t fear sack, focused on Leicester survival)Leicester gave Ranieri a massive vote of confidence on Tuesday, saying the under-pressure manager would be given the opportunity to turn things around at the relegation-threatened league champions.”They’ve lived the good things but also the bad. So I stay with the soldiers, with the warriors who know the problem, who know the enemy,” the Italian added.Ranieri played down media reports suggesting that his players have lost faith in his methods. (Claudio Ranieri blames handball as Leicester lose to Burnley)”I don’t change any more, from now on it is 4-4-2. Also, I am Pinocchio,” Ranieri said.”This year I change (tactics) a little more because when things don’t go right, I must try to find a solution. But my players understand the tactics and the systems well.” (Champions Leicester City slip to new low at Southampton)advertisementLeicester, who are on a four-game losing run in the league, host second-tier side Derby County in the FA Cup on Wednesday and travel to fellow relegation battlers Swansea City four days later.last_img read more

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Gujarat Lions appoints Mohammad Kaif as Assistant Coach

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) IPL franchise Gujarat Lions today appointed former Indian middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif as its assistant coach for the upcoming season starting April 5. Speaking on appointment, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies and Owner, Gujarat Lions said: “Kaif is a great resource for our team, who has valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the sport. “The experience that he carries of the game, made us realise that he needs to be given larger roles as it will prove beneficial in our efforts to develop the game. I am confident that our team will benefit immensely from his guidance and mentorship.” Kaif said he is looking forward to the new role. “I am looking forward to my new role as an Assistant Coach in the team. It will be a great opportunity to work with a dynamic owner like Keshav Bansal and with an extremely talented players with likes of Suresh Raina, Ravinder Jadeja, Bravo etc.,” he said. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

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SPORT-OLY-BUDAPEST 2LAST

first_imgWithin 24 hours, the Hungarian firm in charge of Within 24 hours, the Hungarian firm in charge of organising the event suspended its operations while awaiting a decision.The so-called “Nolimpia” drive had been aided by several opposition parties critical of Orban, prompting the government yesterday to accuse them of turning the matter “into a political party affair”. The strongman had backed the bid, launched in 2015, as a reward for his countrys rich Olympic record: only nine countries have won more medals in the history of the Games.Supporters said that Budapest, which unlike Paris or Los Angeles has never hosted the Games, was more suited than its rivals to the IOCs low-cost Agenda 2020 strategy.But critics, fearing spiralling costs and corruption, said taxpayers should decide how their money is being spent.Recent polls also showed clear majorities in favour of withdrawing the bid.Opponents had tried several times to force a referendum on the issue but were blocked by either city hall or the supreme court.”The people should have been asked two years ago exactly to avoid such a situation,” said MoMo leader Andras Fekete-Gyor.Budapests city council, which holds a majority of Fidesz MPs, now needs to approve the bids withdrawal.”I am sorry to see a dream dissolve,” the chief of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Zsolt Borkai, said at a council meeting yesterday.When questioned by AFP, Paris-2024 choose not to comment on the development from the Hungarian capital. AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale star as Real Madrid rally past Villarreal

first_imgWith three goals in 20 minutes on Sunday, Real Madrid made sure that Barcelona’s stint at the top of the Spanish league didn’t last more than a few hours. (Latest Sports stories)Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 with a late winner by Lionel Messi earlier Sunday to move into the lead, but Madrid scored three times in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit and beat Villarreal 3-2.”In the end we come away with three points against an opponent that can make things difficult for you,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We’re happy to earn the win against a great side.”Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored for Madrid, who were coming off a loss at Valencia.Zidane’s team equalled Barcelona’s record from as far back as 1944 of 44 straight games scoring at least one goal.Seeking their first league title since 2012, Madrid still have a game in hand at Celta Vigo.A draw or a loss by Madrid at Villarreal would have allowed Barcelona to stay top.The hosts went ahead through Manuel Trigueros in the 50th and Cedric Bakambu in the 56th, but Bale pulled Madrid closer with a header in the 64th. Ronaldo equalized by converting a 74th-minute penalty kick prompted by a controversial handball by Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano. Substitute Morata netted the winner with a firm header from close range after a well-placed cross by left back Marcelo.BARCELONA 2, ATLETICO MADRID 1Messi added to his impressive scoring run this season with an 86th-minute winner at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium,advertisementIt was his 35th goal in 35 games, and 11th in the last 10 league games.His league-leading 20th goal also secured the Argentina star his 400th victory since officially debuting with Barcelona in 2004.The late goal marked the latest blow dealt by Messi against Atletico – the team he has scored the most goals against in his career. It was his 27th goal against the Madrid club.Barcelona have won five of the last six league games against Atletico, who haven’t beaten their rival in the last seven games at home dating back to 2010.”Unfortunately we have not been getting good results against them, but in all these matches we have played well and shown that we could win,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.Atletico, who had won four in a row at home and were unbeaten in eight league matches, dropped nine points off the lead.”We have to stay calm,” Simeone said. “The goal doesn’t change. We will see where we stand in the final rounds.”Barcelona badly needed a convincing victory to regain confidence following an unimpressive 2-1 win over promoted Leganes – when Messi also scored a late winner – and a demoralizing 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.Rafinha put Barcelona ahead after a scramble in front of Atletico’s goal in the 64th and Godin equalized six minutes later with a header off a corner kick before Messi sealed the victory from close range after his initial shot was blocked by a defender in front of the goal.”We played well enough to win, but they scored in two unfortunate plays for us,” Atletico midfielder Gabi Fernandez said. “We know it’s always difficult against Barcelona, and today it wasn’t any different.”ESPANYOL 3, OSASUNA 0Espanyol rebounded from two straight losses with a comfortable home win over struggling Osasuna.Espanyol is ninth, while Osasuna stayed last as its winless streak extended to 16 games. The promoted club’s only victory so far was at Eibar in October.ATHLETIC BILBAO 3, GRANADA 1Athletic Bilbao picked up its third-straight home win by defeating second-to-last Granada.Athletic is in eighth place, still in contention for a spot in the Europa League next season.Granada was trying to win two league games in a row for the first time this season.SPORTING GIJON 1, CELTA VIGO 1Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas scored a 75th-minute equalizer at Sporting Gijon, preventing the hosts from escaping the relegation zone.The result left Sporting two points behind 17th-placed Deportivo La Coruna, which fired coach Gaizka Garitano on Sunday, a day after a 4-0 loss at newcomer Leganes.last_img read more

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Pakistan cricket going through tough times, says captain Sarfraz Ahmed

first_imgPakistan’s new ODI and T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmad avoided speaking on the PSL spot-fixing scandal, which has rocked the cricket community, but admitted that the country’s cricket was going through tough times.Terming the coming series in the West Indies as a big challenge for Pakistan cricket, the wicketkeeper-batsman told the media on the eve of the team’s departure for the Caribbean that the first target was to win the three match ODI series and qualify directly for the next World Cup.”I don’t want to comment on the PSL issue but yes we are going through tough times and we need to do well in the coming series to boost our people,” he said.He conceded that like in 2010 Pakistan cricket team would again have to do a lot to overcome the recent scandal, which has led to the suspension of five players.During the tour of England in 2010, three players – then captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir – were found involved in spot-fixing and banned for five-years.Sarfaraz had earlier said that Pakistan would miss the services of opener Sharjeel Khan in the West Indies as he was suspended in connection with the spot-fixing scandal.Head coach Mickey Arthur said while the PSL scandal and the involvement of his players was disappointing, one had to move on.”Look what happened with Sharjeel and Khalid it is past now and although it is very disappointing one has to move ahead. Players need to take more responsibility, especially after this incident,” Arthur said.advertisementHe said he had no doubt in his mind that any player found involved in fixing didn’t have a place in cricket.”I feel upset and sad when I look at the bright future ahead of Sharjeel as he had made his place in all three formats and he was getting fitter. But greed is always bad in sports and it is hurting cricket,” he added.last_img read more

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See How Crowdfunding Is Fueling Nonprofits

first_imgNonprofit crowdfunding has proven to be tremendously successful for charity fundraising. Crowdfunding for education is making fundraising for universities and colleges easier and more effective, too. Here’s why it’s working so well for all sizes of organizations.Extended ReachCrowdfunding extends your reach to the social networks of your supporters. You can turn your donors into ambassadors for your cause, and social media makes it easy for them to share your stories and ask for donations.The costs are minimal because you already have a website, and hopefully an email list, so you just need to add crowdfunding software and set it up to promote your cause. Good crowdfunding software includes social buttons to make peer-to-peer fundraising a natural part of the process. Your donors can simply click on the icon for their preferred platforms and post your story along with a message of their own, asking their friends to join them in supporting your cause.Engaging Younger DonorsHistorically, fundraising by kids was done to support their schools or raise funds for extra-curricular activities, but these kids did not become nonprofit donors until much later in life. Now, however, because of increasing awareness of environmental and social causes among young people, they are becoming activists at a much younger age and are taking responsibility for contributing to the causes that they feel strongly about.While the number of older people using social media is growing, almost all young adults have accounts on social media platforms, and most of them are active on more than one. By putting your fundraising efforts into crowdfunding via social media, you are able to engage these young people.Crowdfunding Is FunReceiving a request for a donation in the mail may be enough to inspire donors to give, but sharing stories and being able to question and comment is much more engaging. If a person is unfamiliar with your organization, they are more likely to want to get involved if their friends invite them than if they just hear directly from you. And people who are excited about the work you are doing will want to invite their friends along. Everything is more fun if you can do it with a friend, right?Even people who have never heard of you will quickly become donors when their friends ask them to, and they will get on board with social media sharing too.Crowdfunding software makes it much easier to effectively manage peer-to-peer fundraising, and the benefits are worth the investment many times over. You’ll have an army of promoters when you tap into the social networks of your donors. The possibilities are endless!Network for Good has a blog with more free information on how to be successful at nonprofit fundraising. We also have specialists available to discuss how we can help you get the most out of your peer fundraising efforts, so contact us today or call 1-855-229-1694.last_img read more

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6 Ways to Improve Donor Stewardship

first_imgImplementing a donor stewardship program takes time. Thoughtful communications, meaningful programs, and engaging events require resources. If you have a small team, you may be wondering how you’ll make all of this happen. After all, your team already has enough on their plates.A donor management system (DMS) is a tool that can dramatically reduce the time and effort required to run a stewardship program, giving even small teams the ability to implement effective plans. Here are six specific ways you can use a DMS for donor stewardship.1) Keep Robust Contact ProfilesYou can make your donors feel more valued by customizing the communications you send to them. For example, instead of sending the same email to all your donors, create different versions based on specific details about your donors. In your DMS, keep robust contact profiles with details on donors’ interests, giving history, and other important information that you can refer back to when needed.2) Segment DonorsMaking communications relevant to your donors’ interests and targeted to their specific giving profiles will boost engagement. Use the details saved in your donor profiles in your DMS to segment donors based on interests, giving level, and other factors. Send communications that are specifically targeted to each donor. For example, you may send different versions of update emails that focus on different projects, based on your donors’ individual interests. You could also send a series of communications with different asks based on donors’ past gifts.3) Track DonationsEvery donation should be recognized. In the midst of busy days and hectic schedules, it’s easy to overlook a thank you letter or a follow-up contact. A DMS provides an automated way to track donations and ensure that correlating communications are sent at the appropriate times. Set reminders to follow up with a phone call or complete other tasks in your DMS’s task management interface. When your DMS is set up to manage your stewardship program, you won’t have to worry about things slipping through the cracks.4) Generate, Send, and Track Email and Direct MailNetwork for Good’s DMS allows you to create, send, and track communications directly within the tool, so you don’t have to deal with trying to integrate multiple different systems. By running everything through your DMS, you can also more easily measure the results of campaigns so you know what’s working and what can be improved. Use your DMS for all types of communications—campaign updates, sharing plans for project next steps, and promoting impact stories of people who have been helped by donors’ gifts.5) Create SurveysGaining feedback from donors is an essential part of optimizing your stewardship program. If you want to know what resonates with donors, what they like, what they’re looking for, and new ideas, just ask! A good DMS will allow you to create surveys with customized questions and track results.6) Generate ReportsYou can’t improve what you can’t measure. Reports give you the ability to see valuable information at a glance so you can use your data to improve your stewardship program. You can also run reports to see information about donors so you know who should be invited to which events for optimal engagement.Using a DMS that’s tailored to your organization’s needs will help you deepen relationships, boost engagement, improve efficiency, and increase fundraising—all without the need for a large team. Think of a DMS as an extra staff member who is incredibly productive and working all hours of the day. You’ll be amazed with the amount of work that a good DMS can handle.Download How to Create a Donor Stewardship Program to Boost Retention to learn more about how to use stewardship to grow donor relationships.last_img read more

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Luiz: Chelsea dressing room is behind Maurizio Sarri

first_imgMaurizio Sarri was left ‘p*ssed off’ after Chelsea’s lost 2-0 to Arsenal and also said that it is “extremely difficult to motivate” his players, but David Luiz has assured that the Blues dressing room remains behind their manager.The defeat put pressure on Chelsea’s primary aim for the season to qualify for the Champions League through a top four finish, with Arsenal and Manchester United closing the gap on Sarri’s fourth placed side to just three points.Luiz is one of Sarri’s regular players, having played in 22 of his side’s 23 league matches, and he not only backs his 60-year-old manager as well as his insistence on employing his style of play to achieve positive results.  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! “He was not happy, but nobody was happy, so it was normal,” Sarri told journalists at the Emirates Stadium. “It is our style, it is our philosophy, I think if you asked at the beginning of the season can Chelsea keep the ball you would have said no.”And now we are able to do that, like the best teams in the world, but then we have improve our last 25 metres. It is part of the process, when you try to do something and this is inside your mind, if you believe in it you can arrive there.”Because of the results if you start to change and change, you don’t go anywhere. So this is our philosophy, I believe in it, I trust in it, so I just know we have to improve, like every team in the world.”What Sarri has done until now is unbelievable, amazing, because normally a team to understand this philosophy needs one or two years, like Man City and Liverpool, who are playing v well with the ball now.”What he has done has been amazing, so we have to try to improve the details now. I don’t think so [that players are turning], everybody is trusting his job and everybody is with him.”Arsenal were far more productive than their London rivals on Saturday despite only having 35.7% possession.Chelsea didn’t manage a shot on target until the 82nd minute as Eden Hazard was shackled by Unai Emery’s tactics, as he led the forward line with Alvaro Morata’s future in doubt and Olivier Giroud left on the bench.David Luiz GFXLuiz thinks that every player at Chelsea needs to take responsibility for the poor attacking displays of late, leaving the club with no goals in three of their last five games.“I think they were better than us, and they proved that when you play against a high level team like Arsenal if you don’t approach the game the same way, you can suffer, so that was what happened,” He added. “That is another problem that we have to improve – creating more chances and scoring more.”When I say that I am not talking about the strikers, I am talking about the whole team. The offensive phase starts with Kepa, and then with us the defenders, with everybody. In the last 6-7 games we have not scored that much, especially in the Premier League, and we have to improve.”The offensive phase starts with the goalkeeper. Everybody has to participate, in the offensive phase and the defensive phase. The first 25 minutes we did not perform well, after that to control a team like Arsenal here with possession is never easy, especially in the second half we did that.”But then after that possession, and being more dangerous is two different things, so I think we had the possession but we still have to be more dangerous.David Luiz GFX“The pressure is always there, I think every Premier League every year is like this – a race for the title, and race to the Champions League positions, or Europa league positions, or to escape relegation. It is the same every year.“This is one of our goals this season so we have to do better and better and improve every single day.”Chelsea are hoping to takeover Gonzalo Higuain’s loan from AC Milan ahead of their next match against Tottenham in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, and have agreed a deal with Juventus that the club hopes to finalize soon. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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5 Best Sites for Teaching Courses Online

first_imgOn the hunt for your next gig? Try teaching.Freelancers are already accustomed to multiple revenue streams. They’ve mastered skills that other people probably want to learn, too. They’ve polished their communication abilities on the rough edges of their clients. They can develop course material during dry spells, and have a flexible enough schedule to monitor feedback and questions.Computer classes and technology are the most popular online courses, but this should not prevent other types of freelancers from getting started. The average instructor on Udemy makes $7,000 a year! This is a huge side gig opportunity.If you want to start teaching online, here are a few options:1. SkillshareApplication: Yes, does not accept all teachers or coursesCourse content: Must fit into one of these categories: Advertising, Business, Design, Fashion, Film, Food & Drink, Photography, Publishing, Technology, Television, and Writing.Minimum content: 45 minutes, broken into 4-9 minute videosOwnership: You retain 100% ownership over course materialFees: Skillshare takes 30% of the cost of the class if you refer the student; 70% of the cost of the class if the referral comes from elsewhere.Global Alexa Ranking (popularity of the site): 8324Sample class: Logo DesignAverage cost for students: $19 seems to be a popular price, can be as high as $30Ease of use: Skillshare has good reviews from teachers for usability and ease of uploading and structuring content.Other perks: Some very high quality instructors on Skillshare, like Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk, have increased the visibility and credibility of Skillshare, and this seems to attract a high quality audience. The community section of each course allows students to collaborate and share projects.Who’s it good for? If you have an existing audience or mailing list and can refer students on your own, this may be a good option, to avoid the 70% fee. With fewer & higher quality classes Skillshare, it may be easier to stand out from the crowd and build visibility and credibility for your brand.2. UdemyApplication: No, accepts anyoneCourse content: No content restrictionsMinimum content: 30 minutes, 60% of which must be video contentOwnership: You retain 100% ownership over course materialFees: Udemy takes 0% of the cost of the class if you refer the student; 50% of the cost of the class if the referral comes from elsewhere.Global Alexa Ranking (popularity of the site): 1782Sample class: Night Photography Unlocked; or check out this guy who made a half a million dollars last year with his Udemy class.Average cost for students: Seems to be about $20 per 1.5-2.5 hours of content. A 31-hour class can be as high as $500.Ease of use: I tried to set up a course myself, and it was dead easy. The hardest part is not putting it on Udemy, but actually putting the material (videos, etc.) together!Other perks: Udemy Studio, an instructor community, provides support and advice from successful instructors.Who’s it good for? Udemy charges less of a fee and are more flexible in terms of content and format than Skillshare. However, there’s a lot of content on Udemy! Standing out and marketing your class will be half of your work.3. Coursera (An accredited university)Unlike the previous two options, here you would become a part-time employee or contractor of a University, but teach remotely. Such courses are then put by the University on sites like Coursera.Application: Yes. For many jobs, you will need a Master’s degree.Course content: Largely dictated by University, though you may be able to suggest material or shape the course content.Minimum content: University-taught courses normally offer credit, and as such may be more intensive than other online courses and may require grading, personalized feedback, etc.Ownership: You retain no ownership over course material. It belongs to the University.Fee: According to GetEducated.com, salaries for eight-week terms usually range from $2,100 to $2,860 per course.Sample class: The emergence of the modern middle eastEase of use: Unlike previous two options, this varies widely, depending on the online system the University uses. Also remember that you will have a boss, which doesn’t always make things “easy.”Other perks: The benefit of working for an institute of Higher Education is prestige, stability, and zero marketing efforts.Who’s it good for? Unless you happen to have a Master’s degree in a science, math, or business discipline, this may not be the best option for most freelancers. Though you can’t beat the pay stability of this gig.4. Your own website OR emailInstead of using an established platform to host your classes, you may choose to put videos and other materials up on your own website, either for free or behind a login gate, OR create a email series. In an email series, for example, you could email subscribers every day over the course of 2 weeks with different content (videos, white papers, written content, etc.) and solicit feedback through email.Application: NoCourse content: Flexible, but without any forced minimums or structure, you now have the responsibility of organizing your content and having others interact with your content in a user-friendly way. This can be very freeing, but also intimidating to those who have never taught an online class before.Ownership: 100%Fee: $0Sample class: This writing course on The Minimalists or Copyblogger’s AuthorityEase of use: If you put up materials on your website, this may require some web design skills. If you choose to create an email course, you may need to use a newsletter service (most have a low fee), but in terms of ease of use, designing newsletter templates is relatively simple. You also don’t need to send each email by hand; use their auto-responder or “onboarding” feature to auto-send emails at 24-hour intervals (or whatever interval you choose).Who’s it good for? The biggest perk here is control. Also, I’m a big believer in email marketing, and when you email content to your “students,” you’re meeting them where they already are, so the chance of them actively engaging with your content is higher. This also grows your mailing list, which can be used when you launch other projects. However, you need to know exactly what you want to teach, be able to structure your own content, and understand that you’re responsible for 100% of marketing. This normally works best for people who already have larger followings or websites with 50k/month pageviews or more, or who partner with larger organizations to offer content to their audiences.5. CreativeLIVEUnlike the other options on this list, CreativeLIVE has a much more restricted teacher list. However, they’re doing some unique things, and we wanted to include them in the list to show what’s possible.Application: No, it seems you get invited or get in touch with them directly.Course content: Focus is on art, design, creativity.Fee: You don’t pay them. Teachers can earn 5 or 6 figures per class.Sample class: Make Money Making ArtCost for students: $50-200Ease of use: Since filming happens at the studio, it’s hard to say. Seems to require a significant teacher investment.Who’s it good for? Thought and industry leaders who are well-established in a creative industry and have done speaking engagements in the past. If you’re just starting out, this isn’t for you. However, we think CreativeLIVE is a cool model that will probably get replicated in many fields in the future. The success of live events with live commentary, chat streams, and collaboration (think Sound of Music, socially successful despite terribleness) continues to rise, and CreativeLIVE captures our desire to gather at the same time in the same place and connect with other people in real time — even if it’s virtual.**Looking for more great freelancing tips like these? Join Freelancers Union today. Membership is free. **last_img read more

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Nobody Looks Out for Us Like Us

first_imgWhen I was growing up in Brooklyn, my parents were part of a neighborhood babysitting cooperative. Each family would take their turn watching each other’s kids. The short-term benefits were obvious — parents in rent-stabilized apartments like mine could get a night on the town without having to worry about finding an expensive babysitter.But it was the long-term benefits that I remember most. Every neighbor who took care of me and my sister got to know us. They looked out for us. They were really invested in how we were doing and in making sure we were safe and happy. The cooperative created a real community.What started as a simple transaction (“I’ll watch your kids if you’ll watch mine”) became something much bigger and more important. My parents and their neighbors saw the power of the group, not only to get the tangible things they needed (free childcare) but also to knit together an informal support system that lasted throughout my childhood.It’s that ethos — Nobody Looks Out for Us Like Us — that sparked the idea for Freelancers Union nearly 20 years ago. Freelancers are stronger together. As a group, we can get access to health insurance, retirement plans, and all kinds of resources that we couldn’t get alone. As a group, we can begin to show what the 21st century workforce will need for true stability and security.That’s the story we’re telling in our new video embedded above — “The Work Revolution: How Freelancers Got a Union.” In an homage to Schoolhouse Rock, it tells the backstory to why freelancers need a union in the first place and how 250,000 freelancers made that a reality.The video itself was made in partnership with freelancers across the country — from NYC to LA to Atlanta (you might notice the “Freelancers Union” character is voiced by Carey Means, aka Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force!).I hope you like it as much as we do.Please share the video and tell your friends to join.Because the bigger our group, the stronger we are.After all, #NobodyLooksOutForUsLikeUs.last_img read more

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Melt recruiters’ brains: the bad freelancer’s application advice

first_imgIt’s a crazy world out there, freelancers. For every gig, there are dozens of applicants – and that means you need to make your resume and portfolio stand out from the crowd. Below are our top 7 tactics to get your application noticed!*1. LengthLook at your resume right now. Ugh, isn’t it EMBARRASSING? How do you expect to impress anyone with those puny, ineffectual words, filling a mere one to two pages with curt drivel? My SUPERMARKET publishes longer fliers than this when advertising MEAT SALES. You need to fatten that puppy up.Don’t settle for one-syllable words when two will do. Don’t settle for two if you can squeeze in three. Obscure synonyms are your friend. If your resume isn’t fifteen pages long and doesn’t contain at least twenty 7-syllable medical terms per job, you have already failed.2. ReferencesSure, your last client might give you a nice recommendation. But how does that look compared to a rave from the FOUNDERS of GOOGLE?… what are the Google guys’ names again? There were two, right? They seem like nice enough fellas, and you certainly use their services enough. They owe you. Just put their contact info down. It’s probably, like, foundersofgoogle@gmail.com or something. Whatever, whoever is manning that email account will probably put in a good word for you.3. LiesNot big lies, like… like, you rode dinosaurs to school as a child, or something. Just little harmless white lies, like about your work history and qualifications and education and stuff.4. AtmosphereImagine, your potential client is going through a LAME, BORING stack of plain white resumes. “Ho-hum,” he/she sighs, turning his/her eyes to the ceiling, “Will nobody ever wow me?”Suddenly, the scent of Chanel No. 5 fills their nostrils. They look down at the next resume in their hands – perfumed. Covered in glitter. Written in delicious frosting, on felt. Trembling, they open the optional media flap: Taylor Swift’s Blank Spaces plays. What is it?Why, it’s Your Resume: a luxurious treat for all 5 of their senses.WHO’S WOWED NOW, RIGHT?!Wait by the phone for their frantic call. They probably wanna make you CEO.Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a member5. A sense of mysteryWhat’s your contact information? Wouldn’t THEY like to know. Play hard-to-get, and watch ‘em come crawling. Turn your name into a clever, cryptic anagram. Black out most of the digits in your phone number. Roll your eyes if asked for more information.Only the worthy shall crack the code!6. Crayon illustrationListen, if your three year-old nephew’s drawing of the “fiewhouse” and the “fiewmen” is such a big stinkin’ deal that your sister had to send it out via email, wait until your clients get a load of your MIDDLE-AGED CRAYON SKILLS. Ornament your resume with a drawing of fiewmen with all FIVE of their fingers, thank you very much.Plus, that’ll show your sister what-for.7. NudityWait, wait – hear me out.Nobody forgets nudity.*In case this needs to be said, you should not ever do any of these things. Except maybe the drawing of the fiewmen; I like fiewmen just fine.****Okay, not even the fiewmen.Kate Hamill lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

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Are you charging enough for your time? [Infographic]

first_imgThis 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.Are you charging enough for your time?As a freelancer, it’s a risky undertaking when setting your hourly rates. You don’t want to undervalue your services, but at the same time, you don’t want to scare away potential customers with exorbitant fees. However, as a full-time employee, your salary also takes into consideration several large costs like health care, licensing, taxes, and other business essentials that you’ll otherwise cover yourself, when you run your own business.Are you taking into account how many hours you spend each week on non-billable activities? How about factoring in how much your hourly rate should be adjusted to compensate for the amount of vacation time you plan on taking each year? These are all serious considerations that can lead to disastrous results if you’re not planning ahead.If you’re thinking of leaving your 9-5 to pursue a career as a full-time freelancer, I recommend getting as much traction as possible with your freelancing business, before quitting your day job, so that your transition is seamless.Our friends at CreativeLive have created this useful graphic to help you figure out exactly how to calculate your freelance hourly rate.Click here to view the original post on CreativeLive.Ryan Robinson serves as the Channel Marketing Lead: Money & Life at CreativeLive, and is also a writer at ryrob.com, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to start a business while working full-time.last_img read more

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Do you have Yes-itis?

first_imgDo you have Yes-itis?Hmm, I don’t know! Here’s a quick quiz! When asked to do a task that you do not find enjoyable, you:a) say no, thank youb) pause, carefully weighing the pros and cons before you respondc) are already doing the task, having automatically said “YES” with such enthusiasm that you suspect you blacked out in sheer panic*Fellow freelancer, if c.) looks even vaguely familiar, you have a serious case of Yes-itis.What the heck is Yes-itis?Yes-itis is a conditioned response to stimuli. It’s the tendency to compulsively say “YES” to every single request, whether or not you actually want to do it. It’s generally practiced by perfectly lovely people: team players, givers, perfectionists – all of whom are hurtling down the road to burnout.Yes-it is also, often, a gendered and cultural issue – those of us who were taught since childhood to go with the flow, to never make a fuss, to consistently sublimate our own needs in favor of others’, tend to have it.Growing up, I had a family member who had a very common form of Yes-itis; she cooked elaborate, time-consuming dinners every night, always served everyone else first at meals, popped up if anybody needed anything, and would fret about every detail until she took a bite. That poor woman probably never had a hot meal for twenty years. I do not, honestly, know if she even really enjoyed cooking.Listen to me, fellow Yes-itis sufferers: you deserve the equivalent of a hot meal, professionally and personally. If you don’t say YES to everything immediately and constantly put others’ needs before your own, others will still be fed. They just may occasionally have to walk to the kitchen on their own, or fry their own eggs.Still wondering if you’re one of the Yes-itis crowd?You may have Yes-itis if:If you regularly find yourself taking on wayyyy more than your fair share of work (without corresponding compensation).You’re the “responsible one” in every single area of your life – the rock that people unremittingly depend on, personally and professionallyYou regularly suffer physical side-effects from exhaustion, overwork, and tensionYou are emotionally burnt-outYou find yourself resenting others’ reliance on you or the size of your workload – but you feel trappedYou feel like you can’t even identify what tasks you enjoy/don’t enjoy anymoreYou are very very anxious to please others and make others comfortable – even at the cost of your own comfortYou’re chronically busy and unhappyIt’s hard to know what you wantYou shrug off offers for help and cheerfully fib about your well-being: you’re fine, you’re fineThe good news for Yes-itis Sufferers?You probably have Yes-itis because you are a wonderful, caring person. But it’s time to be a litttttle kinder to your nearest loved one: yourself.There are ADMIRABLE and WONDERFUL things about being a team player! Collaborators are sorely-needed in this combative world. But moderation is key. Healthy collaboration and team-building does not require you to be a needless automaton, smilingly agreeing to every request. You are allowed to have your own goals and preferences – and learning to follow your own inclinations will ultimately make you a better collaborator, co-worker, and partner.Yes-itis may FEEL like it’s the right thing to do, but it often leads to resentment and frustration down the road. Everybody has obligations in this life, but nobody has to do EVERYTHING asked of them. Draw healthy boundaries. The world won’t fall apart just because you’re not taking it all on your shoulders.If you find yourself regularly drowning your own needs in the demands of others – if you feel, in fact, that you scarcely know what your own needs are any more, step back. Take a deep breath.Next time you’re asked to do something, pause. DO NOT SAY YES automatically. Ask to think about it for a bit (you can smile while you do so). And then don’t be afraid to say “no.”last_img read more

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I am a happy man but not satisfied: Virat Kohli to India Today

first_imgTeam India captain Virat Kohli and Chairman of RP-SG Group Sanjiv Goenka on Friday launched the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Indian Sports Honours, which is dedicated to reward excellence in the field of sports.These sports awards will also help identify and support athletes with potential and award them scholarships, organisers said.Kohli and Goenka have jointly partnered to create this platform to honour exceptional performances, in line with their vision to support the development of Indian Sports.WATCH FULL VIDEOScholarships will also be awarded to individuals who have undertaken exceptional initiatives to promote sports at the grassroots level.The Virat Kohli Foundation has pledged a minimum of Rs. 2 crore to be utilised every year on the beneficiaries of the scholarships. The shortlisted athletes initiatives will be tracked through the year and their progress monitored.The 28-year-old spoke exclusively to India Today’s Boria Majumdar where the duo chatted about Kohli’s evolution in cricket, meteoric rise as a player and more.Here is Kohli’s exclusive interview with India Today:On awarding Sachin Tendulkar with lifetime achievement?Virat Kohli: Yes definitely. This is something very special to me. And doing it at this stage of my life makes it all the more exciting because I have an opportunity to help this grow with me because I am still to play another 7-10 years to play. Get something in a way to make difference in all sports across the country. Not just be focused on cricket. I never wanted cricket to be focal point of this. The whole idea is to have a sports culture in India. To have sportsman, sports woman have knowledge of all the sports that happened in the country. I did not have knowledge of other sports, what rules they have, what kind of training they have, what kind of mental setup required I have no clue. I am only focused on one sport and that all have taught me. There is no culture where you know about every sport and following every sport actively. So this is just an effort in that direction to get people do to know they have a future somewhere in some sport. It doesn’t have to become confined to one but at the same time you know whatever sport you are going to play you have an opportunity which we are going to provide through my foundation. advertisementOn pressure?Virat Kohli: Dealing with pressure…it comes from people. They start accusing athletes on social media. They say we only won 2 medals, 3 medals. No one knows their training, their progress, what happens when they don’t have the facilities. Maybe that’s why they don’t feel that kind of confidence as they know the facilities the other athletes get are beyond comparison. But all they are doing to get medals is have the motivation or have the desire to do so for their country. We are just trying to solidify other factors where they will get the facilities that are required to become world champions and get more medals for the country and more laurels for the nations as well.Leadership philosophy?Virat Kohli: I would have done this even if I was not a captain. After getting the captaincy my connection with people has increased. And that for me is a responsibility which has been given to me and I am trying to do to my best of my ability. Before that when I met generally people they told me we can feel the energy you bring on to the field. So I think that I would still have done this anyhow,  whether I was captain or not captain. This has nothing to do with captaincy. For me this always in my head that I want my country to become a sporting nation and I want to give back in some way. It would have happened regardless I was captain or not. Because I feel if you can reach out to people do it in a positive way and make the most of it when you are actually in the middle of things.Evolution of Virat Kohli with cricket?Virat Kohli: I don’t think anything apart from cricket has taught me more in life. I don’t think any educational degree would have taught me more in life than the sport has. It throws you to the ground, it urges you to get up, it tests you all the time, it observes you whether you have it in you to play for 15-20 years. Whether you have it in you on a daily basis. You’ll be thrown challenges on a regular basis. It’s not only about the big series or just happening once in two or three years. Playing cricket in this country is a challenge on a daily basis and you have to deal with those expectations not just of people only but your own expectations as well. If you have set standards for yourself you need to keep achieving them. And you need to keep exceeding them everytime. That’s how you stay ahead of the game. I still continue to grow as a person on a daily basis. You learn only by making mistakes and this sport will urge you to make mistakes. If you are good enough to learn from them then the sport gives you back and you can be on your journey.”advertisementOn self-doubt?Virat Kohli: There are no guarantees in sports, nothing is given to you on a platter. Tough times do come but if you can look at tough times in a way that they are here to teach me something and I’m going to become a better person and a better cricketer out of this if I’m able to go through this. And the only way you can go through that is when you have a routine on a daily basis where you are giving your 120% and your answerable to no one. I worked on that aspect of my life. I work hard which won’t be visible to people on a daily basis. To me criticism and praise is the same, it doesn’t matter to me whether people praise me or they criticise me because it does not deviate me from what I need to do on a daily basis and that’s to work hard. I have total responsibility of my failures and I respect my success equally. Because I have such a set routine on a daily basis I don’t need to go out there and explain anything to anyone. That’s something that has just developed inside me not in an arrogant way but I just don’t find the need to. I just don’t feel like my life or my career or anything that I do should be or is controlled by people in any way. I don’t let people define who I am or how I need to live life in any way possible and that can only happen when you’re so sure of what you need to do on a daily basis.What is your regime and mantra behind being the fittest cricket team in the world?Virat Kohli: You have to make every day count and for that you have to push the limits. I’m a part of 15 people out of 1.2 billion people that is getting to represent the nation. I understand where I was 10 years back and I understand where I am now. So I always feel grateful and the opportunity God has presented me with and where I am today is because I was meant to be here. Where I will go in life, I’ll go where I’m meant to go. But the only thing that matters is how hard I work in that path of my life. I would have never imagined sitting here 10 years down the line. Being the captain of India in all three formats and getting do well for the country. So I just want to make the most of whatever is left in my career. After that you have so much time to do what you want. But you need to be able to make a difference while you are doing something not just for yourself but for the whole country as well. For me it’s not about what I do. I should be able to inspire other people do something good also.advertisementReuters PhotoAre you satisfied with whatever you have achieved till now life?Virat Kohli: I’m a happy man. I would not say that I’m a ever satisfied. I don’t want to be satisfied ever. Because once you sit down and think of satisfaction it stops you from  going onto achieve your next target which is working hard another day. I’m happy, content and grateful but I’ll only be satisfied the day I hang my boots.What did heroes or icons like Sachin, Federer mean to you?Virat Kohli: When I wanted to get into this entrepreneur thing, I said everyone who would have liked to work with me that I would only invest in something that I would use or consume myself. Because you speak about heroes. When I used to watch Sachin bat at that time, for me the only desire was to get the shoe he was wearing. Somehow find it for somewhere because I was so keenly observing everything. Because you look up to your heroes that way that you want to do everything that they do.I want to make a difference in other people’s lives and coming from that source I think makes a massive impact.What were you thinking when you went and touched Sachin’s feet?Virat Kohli: I don’t know. It was very spontaneous. With me, what you see is what you get. I don’t plan to go out thinking I’m going to say this and that. I sit down and the conversations starts and where it leaves I let it go that way. I’m happy to be the way I am.Are you like this as a person as well?Virat Kohli: I don’t think I can be tactical and play the sport. With me enjoyment only comes from playing from within. I want to visualise winning for India and for that you need emotion and you just can’t sit in your room and not feel emotional about winning a game for India and go out and do it. I t won’t happen…maybe once or twice but if you don’t have the whole energy behind it, it can’t be repeated. I’m a very optimistic person. I like to think of situations or create positive situations in life and for that you need to put in hard yards as well and I’m willing to do that.Favourite sportsperson whom he want to give life time award to?Virat Kohli: Milkha SinghInternational athlete?Virat Kohli: Roger Federer. His evolution as a person. I remember him being very uncomposed to becoming this monk as I say on the tennis court is amazing to see and also to see the belief he has in his abilities.One incident that changed him as a person?Virat Kohli: The incident that has changed me is the first season in Ranji Trophy where my father had passed away and I had to go out and play. Unknowingly it made me the person I’m today.last_img read more

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