There was plenty of media coverage of Touch Football in the month of October, including many stories about upcoming summer competitions and several features on some up-and-coming junior talent.To view the stories, please click on the links below. Barossa Touch FootyLooking for a sport that will allow you to play with your partner and children? Or looking to fill the football void now the winter season has finished? Then sign up for the touch football season. http://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/1826945/barossa-touch-footy/?cs=12 Moore brothers represent Queensland in Touch Football Brothers Damon, Blake and Aaron are all representing Queensland for touch football – what more could you want?http://www.centraltelegraph.com.au/news/three-moores-for-the-road-brothers-with-midas-touc/2040333/Touch Football games a hit for Cerebral Palsy allianceMore than 300 people turned out last month to help the Cerebral Palsy Alliance raise vital funds for the local community.http://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/1844284/touch-footy-games-a-hit-for-cerebral-palsy-alliance-supporters/?cs=1787Touch downMuswellbrook’s Paul Benkovic has endorsed the affiliation of the National Rugby League (NRL) and Touch Football Australia (TFA), declaring it was a positive move for the sport.http://www.huntervalleynews.net.au/story/1842354/touch-down/?cs=12Touch Football numbers skyrocket as future mudcrabs take aimThe Mudgee junior touch football competition has begun for the summer and the number of registered players have gone through the roof.http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/1857536/touch-football-numbers-skyrocket-as-future-mudcrabs-take-aim/ Grenfell Touch Football UpdateAfter a Touch Football meeting last week, it was decided that Touch Football will go ahead for a summer/autumn 2013/2014 competition.http://www.grenfellrecord.com.au/story/1864946/grenfell-touch-football-update/?cs=12 Schools Battle for DEX Touch Football TrophyFour local high schools will contest The Daily Examiner Touch Trophy at Yamba Touch Fields this afternoon.http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/schools-battle-for-dex-touch-football-trophy/2065899/ Sun shines on Goulburn TouchGoulburn Touch Football’s on a roll. The sporting body last month received the thumbs up to host junior regional titles in April of next year.http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/1865066/sun-shines-on-goulburn-touch/?cs=12 Touch girls take to the fieldThe touch football is off and running with the opening games of the ladies competition being played at Nicholson Park on Wednesday evening.http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/1864885/touch-girls-take-to-the-field/?cs=12 Men’s Touch off to strong startWith the women’s touch football season beginning last Wednesday, the men were not far behind, starting the following night at Nicholson Park.http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/1869236/mens-touch-off-to-strong-start/?cs=582 Touch Footy Sign Up SuccessThe Bombala Touch Football Association Sign Up Day was a huge success on Sunday, with both a Men’s Competition and Mixed Competition established for this Thursday and Friday evenings respectively.http://www.bombalatimes.com.au/story/1842284/touch-footy-sign-up-success/?cs=12 Smooth skills at social touchTouch Football continued on Monday night with some great skills on display from all teams.http://www.whitsundaytimes.com.au/news/smooth-skills-at-social-touch/2053422/ State title surprise for TobyNever in his wildest dreams did Toby Cooper think he would be selected to play with the Hunter boy’s touch football side let alone go on to take out the state championships with the team earlier this year. http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1827675/state-title-surprise-for-toby/?cs=445 Moree East Touch Footballers into final eight in the stateMoree East Public School participated in the all-schools touch football competition in Moree yesterday with the youngsters overpowering Tamworth South 7-2.http://www.moreechampion.com.au/story/1841578/moree-east-touch-footballers-into-final-eight-in-the-state/?cs=12 A lifetime on the ball for Miller For 40 years Barry Miller has dusted off the footy boots and braved the hot summer nights to play in the Armidale touch football competition.http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/1842755/a-lifetime-on-the-ball-for-miller/?cs=12 Administrator of the YearDarrin Lewis, president of the Wingham Touch Association, has been named the NSW Touch Northern Eagles Administrator of the Year at the annual NSW Touch Blues Awards.http://www.winghamchronicle.com.au/story/1872226/administrator-of-the-year/?cs=1677 On the mark to make an impactTouch football players learnt from the best when Australian representative Aaron Jones visited town.http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/1873120/on-the-mark-to-make-an-impact/?cs=12 Ducks recall glory daysChronicle (Toowoomba), 24/10/2013It’s been more than a decade since the South African Running Ducks rampaged across Australia’s touch football fields, but team members had the opportunity to relive some of those memories in Toowoomba last weekend.About 30 players gathered to recall some past Duck glories while also commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of their former star player and Australian rep Craig Pierce.Pierce – an Australian Touch Association Hall of Fame member – died of a brain tumour at only 33 years of age.The Running Ducks, as they were named “over a few beers one night”, was a mixed team of men and women players mainly from the Drayton Sharks club in the Toowoomba competition.The Ducks had a strong Pierce influence with Craig’s brother Scott in the side while their mother Heather was team coach and father Brian their manager.The team was formed in 1987 and went on to win five Australian Club Championships.The Ducks were also winners of the Australian Bicentennial and Lismore Bicentennial tournaments in 1988.Last weekend’s reunion included a social match against an invitational team and dinner at Toowoomba Golf Club.Scott said the unique bond formed between team members proved to be the Ducks secret on-field weapon.A number of the players went on to join up in marriage.“When we formed in 1987 the team was all from Sharks with a few imports including Adrian Lam,” Scott said.“We came up against some very good teams from places like Sydney.“But I think our secret was the men and women gelled so well as a unit. We loved going to carnivals together and we were like one big family.”A touch of talent from junior sportNewcastle Herald, The (includes the Central Coast Herald), 24/10/2013Steven Dengate, who is in year 6 at St James Muswellbrook, has excelled in the tough sport of touch football, making his way to the state touch football competition in Coffs Harbour this year.To get to state touch, he had to go through four levels of competition: school, regional, diocesan and Polding, playing more than 50 games.On his first day at state, he played six games and won them all. On his second day, he played five, winning four and drawing one. On his third and final day, he played three games, with one successful but two unsuccessful.Steven said his favourite game was when he competed against Riverina and won 11-1.Steven has spent 11 days over three terms playing touch football, as well as many weeks of training.”I am very proud of my achievements and it is impossible to describe how I feel,” Steven said.In the three days at State touch, Steven scored 14 tries while playing in the middle of the field.His mother Jane was filled with pride and joy as she watched her son play through all levels, and when he did not make it past state level she was not disappointed because of how far he had already progressed.Steven hopes that next year he can go even further.If you see a story from your local area that you’d like to see on the Touch Football Australia website, please email email@example.com.Related Filesthe_cairns_post_-_16_oct_2013_-_page__47-pdftownsville_bulletin_smartedition_-_townsville_bulletin_-_23_oct_2013_-_p-pdfRelated LinksTalking Touch
PSG coach Tuchel unsure of future for Barcelona target Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel admits Adrien Rabiot’s situation is in flux.The Parisians do not want to lose the 23-year-old and will fight until the end as they look to sign him to a long-term deal, though Rabiot’s agent – his mother Veronique – has reportedly been in Barcelona negotiating a move.”It’s not an easy situation for him,” Tuchel said about Rabiot.”He’s not the first player to have this problem in the dressing room, but he’s still working everyone else and is very professional.”It is what I expect of him and I am sure it will stay like that; we must be [professional], too.”The dressing room knows his situation.”It is a complicated market situation, he is our player and everything can happen.”It is a situation between the club and the player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Two Liverpool fans assaulted in Naplesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo Liverpool fans were assaulted prior to the Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday.Both fans were assaulted before kick-off but were able to attend the game.The police statement read: “At around 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it was reported a number of males on scooters approached the fans at a bar in the city before assaulting them.”Two men from the UK, aged 26 and 46, sustained superficial cuts and grazes to the head and were treated at the scene before continuing to attend the match.”Local police are aware and Merseyside Police are working with police colleagues in Naples to assist in the policing of the Champions League fixture.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal hero Podolski mocks Spurs with Gnabry nominationby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Lukas Podolski enjoyed a dig at Tottenham by claiming Serge Gnabry should be the Gunners’ player of the month.Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry bagged four as he returned to north London to take on his former side’s biggest rivals, Spurs.The four goals of strikes helped complete an staggering 7-2 victory for Bayern Munich at White Hart Lane.On Thursday evening, Arsenal tweeted a pole for their player of the month for September – and Podolski came back with a cheeky response, reports the Mirror.Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Calum Chambers and Emiliano MartInez were listed by Arsenal as the nominees.But Podolski had other ideas – and replied to the tweet with a GIF video of Gnabry waving. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
bayless smith ncaa tournament picksSkip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith may be 1-seeds in our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket, but it’s also true that they have a very highly-rated morning show on ESPN. Earlier this week, the duo made their NCAA Tournament picks – and neither picked a 1-seed to cut down the nets.That being said, they did pick big programs. Bayless took a shot on 4-seed Kentucky relying on talent to make its way through the tournament. Bayless cited Tom Izzo’s experience, taking Michigan State. You can view the segment below.Do you agree with either? Or will another team be winning it all in early April?
The Cleveland Browns made Baker Mayfield the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. In doing so, they announced they plan on having Mayfield as their quarterback of the future.But is he their QB of the future? The Browns acquired Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, and most indications are that Taylor will begin the season as the starter.This morning, Cleveland.com Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show.” While Patrick had her on, he asked if Mayfield had any shot at being the Week 1 starter.Cabot’s answer was an emphatic no, and it is because the Browns want it that way.“No, because they’re setting it up so that he really can’t win this job, and they’re also setting it up to keep Mayfield-mania at bay,” Cabot said.DP- “Is there any way Baker Mayfield can win this job?”@MaryKayCabot– “No because they’re setting it up so he can’t win this job.” pic.twitter.com/pdEarIiFHD— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 7, 2018This makes sense. The Browns are a franchise starved for success and to finally find a competent quarterback. There’s no need to put too much pressure on Mayfield too early in his career, especially if he’s not ready to handle it.Cleveland won’t go 0-16 this year. There is actually some talent on this roster, so they should win a handful of games. Still, playoff contention seems beyond the pale, so sooner or later, it will be time to turn the reins over to Mayfield and let him get his feet wet.That time just won’t be Week 1.
CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)You can’t accuse Clemson football of backing down from a big game.The Tigers have regularly scheduled tough non-conference series, despite playing in the tough ACC Atlantic, and having a standing rivalry game with South Carolina out of the SEC.Under Dabo Swinney, the Tigers have played games against Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, and TCU, with multiple series against AU.This year, Clemson travels to Texas A&M. To their credit, the program seems more interested in true home-and-home series than many other powerhouses, which have flocked to neutral site games in pro stadiums.Just yesterday, Clemson football officially inked a deal with LSU. The two sets of Tigers will play a home-and-home in 2025 and 2026.That series won’t stop Clemson football from continuing to add powerhouse programs to future schedules.Athletic director Dan Radakovich says the program is still in negotiations with another Georgia series, even after scheduling the program’s first ever series with LSU.Just chatted with Dan Radakovich. Said the deal for the home & home with LSU doesn’t stand in the way of nailing down a home & home with UGA, too, and that discussions remain ongoing.— Hale yes! (@DavidHaleESPN) August 16, 2018Clemson hosts Texas A&M next year, has a bunch of Notre Dame games set as part of the team’s agreement with the ACC, and now has LSU on the schedule.Two potential years for Georgia games: 2021 and 2024. It is unclear if the programs want the home-and-home that spread out.In 2021, Clemson has its South Carolina game, and will host UConn and Wyoming, while Georgia brings in San Jose State and UAB and travels to its annual ACC rival Georgia Tech. Clemson just has Appalachian State, The Citadel, and the Gamecocks in 2024, while Georgia only has Tech on the schedule so far.Clemson and Georgia have played a bunch through the history of the two programs. Georgia has a 42-18-4 all-time edge in the series, with the last games coming in 2013 and 2014. The two sides split that home-and-home.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 02: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a stadium flyover before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 2, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame looked like one of the best teams in the country in Week 1. The Fighting Irish played like a College Football Playoff contender in the season-opening win over Michigan.Fast forward a week, and things are getting dicey for Brian Kelly’s team.Notre Dame is hosting Ball State. The Fighting Irish are in a dog fight.It’s Notre Dame 14, Ball State 6 after two quarters of play.That’s…not the score anyone expected.“Ball State’s second drive of 10+ drives that ends in a field goal. This one included a 4th-and-7 conversion and 3rd-and-10 conversion. Notre Dame up 14-6 while asking its quarterback to only use two of his four limbs in the game,” Pete Sampson tweeted at halftime.Ball State’s second drive of 10+ drives that ends in a field goal. This one included a 4th-and-7 conversion and 3rd-and-10 conversion. Notre Dame up 14-6 while asking its quarterback to only use two of his four limbs in the game.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 8, 2018ESPN remains confident in Notre Dame’s ability to hold on, at least.The Football Power Index gives Notre Dame a 97 percent chance to win. That seems a little high for an 8-point game at halftime, though.Notre Dame and Ball State are playing on NBC.
ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum made two bold claims about the upcoming College Football Playoff today.The first one: A one-loss Michigan team will make the playoff over a one-loss Notre Dame team.“This college football committee consists of 13 people and they don’t just look at the first game — they look at the body of work,” Finebaum said this morning. “I can’t pretend to replicate them because I can’t stand to listen to them every Tuesday night either when they go on ad nauseam about stuff that I don’t understand, but the point is that you have to look at what’s happening now. You have to compute that. What happened on Sept. 1 , the first weekend, should not have that much gravity even thought they did play.”Notre Dame, of course, beat Michigan during the opening week of the season, so some would surely have an issue with this. However, it’s tough to argue too much with what Finebaum is saying.The second: Alabama can still lose and make it in – even if that loss is in the SEC Championship Game.“I was fascinated by LSU being at No. 7,” Finebaum added. “We all watched them lose 29-0 at home, they were ineffective across the board and they didn’t drop very far. And don’t forget — LSU also lost to Florida which lost to Missouri, a mediocre team. What does that tell us? This committee values Alabama supremely. In other words, Alabama has a mulligan.“If Alabama loses a game, this week vs. Mississippi State, in two weeks to Auburn or the SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia, I think they’re still getting in.”Will he end up being right? Stay tuned.
STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 04: Running back Justice Hill #5 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys is hit by defensive back Steven Parker #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma State Cowboys have a 6-6 record, but may still wind up in a decent bowl game in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where Oklahoma State football could land.A look at the Big 12 standings shows Oklahoma State in second to last, tied with Kansas State and Texas Tech with a 3-6 conference record.Of course, the Cowboys’ highs were higher than those two clubs, both of whom beat them head-to-head. They blasted Boise State early in the year, beat Texas at mid-season, and knocked off West Virginia, eliminating them from the conference title race, in Week 12.It was a weird year.Still, current projections could send the Pokes to a bowl game on New Year’s Eve, which is rarely the case for a 6-6 (3-6) club.A new bowl projection has Oklahoma State football heading East to Memphis to play in the Liberty Bowl.On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He projected that the Cowboys will head to the Liberty Bowl to face Missouri out of the SEC.These two programs used to be conference mates in the Big 12, of course. Mizzou has a 29-23 all-time lead in the series.The two sides last played in 2014, a few years after Missouri defected to the SEC. The Tigers beat the Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl 41-31.The Liberty Bowl takes place on December 31. The game kicks off at 3:45 p.m., and is broadcast on ESPN.[Sports Illustrated]
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The younger brother of star Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to announce where he will play his college football. It should come as no surprise that Jake Ehlinger will follow in his older brother’s footsteps and attend the University of Texas.Although he’s not the highly-recruited athlete his brother was, Jake isn’t backing down from the challenge of competing at the highest levels of collegiate football.Ehlinger will likely continue his football career as a preferred walk-on for the Longhorns. As a two-star recruit, Ehlinger held just a few offers – Penn and Brown – to play football, but now he’ll link up with his brother in Austin.“So blessed to be able to say I have officially decided to continue my academic and athletic career at The University of Texas,” Ehlinger said on Twitter.So blessed to be able to say I have officially decided to continue my academic and athletic career at The University of Texas ???? pic.twitter.com/hdfymBKvZ3— Jake Ehlinger (@jehlinger2) January 19, 2019Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a 10-4 record this season and a huge upset bowl win over then-No. 5 Georgia. Now his brother will join him in Austin and have a chance to quarterback the Texas defense.Tom Herman and company finally put together the season college football fans have been waiting for and there’s plenty for Longhorns fans to be excited about moving forward.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is now a month old and it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders.FOX college football analyst Tim Brando named two of his “pretenders” following Week 4 on Monday afternoon.One of his pretenders is obvious: Michigan.The Wolverines came into the season ranked inside the top 10 with College Football Playoff hopes. Jim Harbaugh’s team was crushed at Wisconsin on Saturday, though. Michigan looks anything but a contender.Brando’s other pick is a little questionable: Notre Dame.The Fighting Irish lost at Georgia on Saturday night, 23-17. Brian Kelly’s team has an uphill battle to make the College Football Playoff, but it’s possible the Fighting Irish win out. At 11-1, perhaps they can sneak in.”Notre Dame and Michigan were clearly pretenders.”@TimBrando breaks down which teams are “contenders or pretenders” after week 4 ⬇️ #OnBrando pic.twitter.com/dMOSAgp2ie— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 23, 2019Notre Dame will get a chance to prove itself again moving forward, as the Fighting Irish have games remaining against Virginia, Michigan and USC, among others.Week 5 can’t get here soon enough.
No further role for Harendra SinghFormer men’s national coach Harendra Singh has allegedly said his “goodbye to Indian hockey.”advertisement S. Kannan New DelhiJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 08:29 IST Hockey India had sacked Harendra Singh as men’s team coach and given him the option to work with the junior team (Hockey India)Hockey India has written to the Sports Authority of India to relieve Harendra Singh and revert him to his parent cadre (Air India) as he is “not interested in Indian hockey” anymore.Mail Today has learnt the latest letter to SAI comes after a series of exchanges in a social media group featuring Harendra Singh in it. In it, comments made by the former men’s national coach have been bold where Harendra has said in one post “goodbye to Indian hockey.”A source in Hockey India said, “when Harendra himself is not interested in pursuing the junior coach’s job, there is no point in continuing with it.”Last week, Hockey India had sacked Harendra as men’s team coach and given him the option to work with the junior team. This was after the high-performance review committee had spoken to the people concerned, including Harendra.The Hockey India website has advertised for the men’s coach and it is open till January 31. “We expect many foreign coaches to apply and once the names come in, we will take it to the next level. Coaches are willing to come and India is seen as a country which can pay reasonably well,” said an official.The process may take time but Hockey India is not in a hurry to hire a foreign coach. “The experiment with an Indian coach has not worked and looking at the future, a foreign coach was considered the best option. India has to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and also prepare for the Olympics proper. The Asian Games was a letdown and there is no way compromises can be made,” added the Hockey India official.advertisementJude Felix is expected to continue as junior coach, though Hockey India is not too happy with his performance as well.Also Read | Hockey India to advertise for senior coach, Harendra Singh offered charge of junior teamAlso Read | India need to develop world class drag-flickers: Former hockey captain Dilip TirkeyAlso Read | Hockey India open for foreign coachGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Harendra SinghFollow National CoachFollow Hockey India
Indo-Asian News Service LucknowJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 18:55 IST In the past, Philem Rohan Sing has peddled over 10,000 kms across the country as part of similar journeys to raise awareness!(Photo: Dailyworld.in/PTI)A 24-year-old student from Manipur has set out on a 3,461 km journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on a cycle to draw the government’s attention to water scarcity in several parts of the country. Philem Rohan Singh began his journey on June 15 from Srinagar. As part of his campaign, ‘Water For Life’, he will cross 12 cities within 12 weeks.Philem Rohan Singh a postgraduate student from Sharda University is planning to undertake a 3461 km bicycle ride journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari as a part of India’s first video-based research project to address water-related problems sponsored by #ShardaUniversity. pic.twitter.com/coexJsEm24 Sharda University (@sharda_uni) June 10, 2019Besides Srinagar, Singh will pass through Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Karnool and Bengaluru before finally reaching Kanyakumari.Aim of 3,461 km cylcle ride – raising awareness of water scarcity”The motive of the campaign is to draw the government’s attention towards the current scenario of water scarcity in the country and towards the overall water-related problems,” Rohan told PTI.”I have decided to do this not to raise money or for fame, but to act for humanity,” he said.Referring to the severe water crisis in various parts of the country, like Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in Maharashtra and Chennai in Tamil Nadu, he said the situation needs to be improved for the sake of people.Campaign being supported by Sharda University and J&K PoliceSingh’s campaign is being supported by Greater Noida-based Sharda University, where he is pursuing a masters degree in English, and the Jammu and Kashmir Police.advertisementSenior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, M Haseeb Mughal, who flagged off Singh’s campaign, said, “The motive of the event is to spread the message of saving nature and national integration. It also shows that the Jammu and Kashmir Police takes sports activities seriously and is always at the forefront for their promotion.”Felicitation of Shri Philem Rohan SIngh who traveled fron India Gate( New Delhi) to Imphal by Bicycle bearing the Message “Pollution Free India & A Journey with Extra Mile” by #NIELIT Imphal on 16 Feb 2018. pic.twitter.com/ZfGyP4ASLV NIELIT Imphal (@IMP_NIELIT) February 19, 2018Past cyclings journeys taken up by Singh to raise awareness on various issuesIn the past, Singh has peddled over 10,000 kms across the country as part of similar journeys to raise funds for the defence forces and to generate awareness about animals rights and pollution.In January 2018, he had cycled 2,800 km from Delhi to Imphal and 1,700 km from Imphal to Kolkata. In October last year, he had cycled from Greater Noida to Imphal, covering a distance of 3,500 km.On Oct 16, Philem Rohan Singh, 23, embarked on a 3,500-km bicycle ride from #GreaterNoida to #Imphal with an aim to raise awareness about the endangered #Sangai deer, the state animal of #Manipur.Rohan has dedicated this marathon ride to his grandfather, a retired forestor. pic.twitter.com/AsfaQuTS0f Kishor (@DwivediKishor) October 16, 2018Read: How this Bihar boy became the world’s youngest international pageant director at just 19Read: This 24-year-old on a mission to change one million lives in 10 years educated over 500 girls about menstrual hygieneRead: These 20-something students won a national innovation challenge with their water turbine that doesn’t need a dam!Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Yogi AdityanathFollow Uttar PradeshFollow Private universities This 24-year-old Manipur boy is on a 3,461 km cycling trip from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to highlight India’s water scarcity”I have decided to do this not to raise money or for fame, but to act for humanity,” said Philem Rohan Singh, who began his journey on June 15 from Srinagar.advertisement
graphs India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 01:40 IST England won a thrilling final at Lord’s to end their 44-years-long wait (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland became the 3rd team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on home soilIndia had won the World Cup in Mumbai in 2011 while Australia won the trophy in Melbourne in 2015England are the 6th country to win the men’s Cricket World CupEngland became only the 3rd team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on their home soil. India had won the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium while Australia lifted the Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015.Sri Lanka, the co-hosts of the 1996 World Cup, had won the title in Pakistan after defeating Australia. On Sunday, England completed a hat-trick for host countries winning the World Cup at Lord’s.England ended a long wait. They reached the final of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. In 2015, they were knocked out of the group stages. Several experts felt this was England’s best chance of winning the World Cup and the hosts did not disappoint.England became the 6th team after West Indies, India, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup.Australia have won the World Cup 5 times while West Indies and India have won the trophy twice each. Pakistan and Sri Lanka won the World Cup once each.This was the 4th time England were playing the World Cup final. They had lost to West Indies in 1975, Australia in 1987 and Pakistan in 1992.Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, England captain Eoin Morgan said his team has developed a lot since 2015.”This has been a 4-year journey.. we’ve developed a lot over those years, particularly the last two.”To get over the line today means the world to us. The guys in the middle keep us cool, the way they play, the experience.”It’s calming at times. Not a lot between the teams. Just delighted we’re lifting the trophy,” Morgan said.advertisementAlso Read | England win World Cup 2019 despite tied Super Over vs New ZealandAlso Read | Why England won the World Cup 2019 even after Super Over tie?For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow England vs New Zealand Next advertisement World Cup 2019: England 3rd country to lift World Cup on home soilWorld Cup 2019 Final: England became the 6th country after West Indies, Australia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup. view more view less commentary No data available! scorecard
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Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Bollywood celebrities lit up the green carpet last night at the IIFA awards in Mumbai. The who’s who of the industry was present at the show and most of the stars were dressed to kill. Here’s a list of the best and worst-dressed celebrities.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Deepika Padukone was a vision in lavender as she walked the green carpet in a stunning strapless gown adorned with a feather motifs and a long feathery cape.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Sara Ali Khan in a white floor-grazing gown pulled a Cinderella at the awards show, but couldn’t impress us with her too simple look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Alia Bhatt channeled her inner Greek goddess in a rose gold strapless gown with corset details on the torso and statement flowy sleeves.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Katrina Kaif shimmered like star in embellished plunging neckline blouse with statement sheer sleeves and a thigh-high slit skirt.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Neena Gupta stunned in a neon green one-shoulder dress and we can’t help but fall in love with the diva. She paired her dress with golden sneakers and a choker necklace.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: Vicky Kaushal attended the awards in a navy tuxedo and we are so not in for this bland look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: Salman Khan attended the awards looking dapper in a blue blazer and pants paired with a black shirt.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: Ranveer Singh was at his quirky and bizarre best in a statement co-ord suit. The blazer had a red silk sash detail and he paired the ensemble with boots and a ponytail.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: Karan Johar brought in all the sass and bling to the party in an all-black outfit. He wore a statement sleeve blazer with pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Image: Caption: Ayushmann Khurrana did not quite impress us in his embroidered white blazer and black pant look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 10Image: Caption: Aditi Rao Hyadri made heads turn at the award show in a strapless thigh-high slit embellished black dress. We love the goth met chic look!Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 11Image: Caption: Madhuri Dixit turned into a gorgeous red lady in an off-shoulder figure-hugging gown with belt details.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 12Image: Caption: Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma attended the awards together. Arpita wore a black shimmery gown.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 13Image: Caption: Rekha attended the bash in her statement silk saree look. Though she emulated elegance like always, we do not quite like the saree.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 14Image: Caption: Ishaan Khatter looked dapper in a pinstriped navy tuxedo. We love the pulled back sleek hairdo he sported.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 15Image: Caption: Shahid Kapoor made heads turn in his statement embellished blazer and pants look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 16Image: Caption: Urvashi Rautela attended the awards in a white gown which featured feather motifs and huge floral patters. And it was a disaster.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 17Image: Caption: Jim Sarbh attended the awards night in a long velvet coat with a turtleneck top and pants. And honestly the coat looks like a bathrobe.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 18Image: Caption: Swara Bhasker looked fierce in a one-shoulder white gown, which featured a thigh-high slit.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 19Image: Caption: Preity Zinta’s gold figure-hugging gown was not impressive at all.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 20Image: Caption: Mouni Roy’s aqua blue strapless gown with multiple frills was not quite up to the mark.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 21Image: Caption: Radhika Apte’s white dress was one of the worst disappointments of the night. The frill details did not add much to the look too.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 22Image: Caption: Elli Avram attended the bash in an aqua blue ensemble. The voluminous tulle skirt is a total disaster.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 23Image: Caption: Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh looked picture perfect as they attended the event together. But their ensembles were not that great. We love Genelia experimenting but her gown is not at all great.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 25Image: Caption: Daisy Shah attended the awards night in a strapless black dress. We love the low high hemline, but not the golden details on the dress.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 26Image: Caption: Nushrat Bharucha arrived in a one-shoulder blue sheer dress, with floral details on shoulder and a pretty train.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 27Image: Caption: Tahira Kashyap looked stunning a metallic pink off-shoulder gown. We love her effortless styling with the ensemble,Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 28Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Tulsi Kumar’s metallic pink gown was one of the worst looks of the night.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 29Tags: IIFA awardsSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Bollywood celebrities lit up the green carpet last night at the IIFA awards in Mumbai. The who’s who of the industry was present at the show and most of the stars were dressed to kill. Here’s a list of the best and worst-dressed celebrities.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d8324a5537ae1568875685_1600783_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 10:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Deepika-Ranveer to Neena: Best and worst-dressed at IIFA 2019App headline: Deepika-Ranveer to Neena: Best and worst-dressed at IIFA 20191200×675:
India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 17, 2016UPDATED: October 17, 2019 11:45 IST Anil KumbleThe former captain of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble, was born on October 17, 1970. Today, the only bowler after Kapil Dev to have captured 400 Test wickets celebrates his birthday.There are not many bowlers to have bowled an overwhelming 72 overs in a test innings and there are not many who have played with a broken jaw. Anil Kumble has done it all. On his birthday, listed here are some facts you surely should not miss about him.Some facts you should definitely know about ‘Jumbo’ Anil Kumble:Kumble has a BE degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Mechanical EngineeringHe is nicknamed ‘Jumbo’ because his feet are quite bigKumble joined Young Cricketers club when he was 13Kumble played his first domestic match at the age of 19 for Karnataka, against Hyderabad, in 1989Kumble held the record for being the fastest Indian bowler to reach 50 test wickets (in only 10 test matches) before Ravichandran Ashwin broke the record in 9 testsKumble holds the record for the maximum number of caught and bowled dismissals in testsIn 2004, Kumble became the third spinner in the history of Test cricket after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan and the second Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to capture 400 Test wicketsKumble is one of the only two bowlers ever to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74. Kumble achieved this against Pakistan in the second Test played in Delhi in February 1999In 2006, he took his 500th Test wicketIn June 2006, Kumble passed Courtney Walsh on 520 Test wickets to take 4th placeAfter returning to India from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on March 2007Kumble was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1995He was announced as the Wisden Cricketers of the year in the year 1996The Government of India presented ‘Jumbo’ with the Padma Shri in 2005.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Anil Kumble Happy Birthday, Anil Kumble! 14 quick facts on ‘Jumbo’As Anil Kumble celebrates his birthday today, here are 14 facts about the former Indian cricket you would like to know.advertisement
A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Editors’ Recommendations Today we speak to the man who relaunched the Original Chippewa heritage collection, Scott Milden. Here is a how he started in his own words as well as a bit about his personal style:What started my career was the day I received my first skateboard around the age of 11. My first “real”skateboard was a metallic silver Powell Perelta, Mike McGill with Independent trucks, with I think black Rat Bones wheels and Swiss bearing (But the wheels could have been later), not to mention the rails, nose guard, lapper and skid plate (All Powell). What I mean by a “real”skateboard is that it was the first board that I was able to pick each of the parts separately. This is important because it is my first memory of having the opportunity to be an individual and express my personality and creativity through my choice of products, and discovering my love for authenticity, design, and product creation.By the early 90s I was starting my career in Orange County, California as a freelance graphic designer. I was pumping out logos and T-shirts for little start-up brands at the time like Volcom, Mantra Optics, Special Blend, Joyride Snowboards, and Bear Surf wear.In 1993, I took the remaining funds my folks set aside for college and founded theMovement Snowboards. The brand was noted as one of the first independent and art-oriented snowboard brands. It was a team focused, with its catalogs featuring art and photography of the world than information pertaining to snowboarding or the company’s products. A very expensive art project…but a great education!By 1997 the writing was on the wall and theMovement was coming to its’ artful end. I had befriended Eric Meyer, the founder of Simple Shoes. Eric invited me to join him at Simple (Deckers Outdoor Corp.) and I worked my way up from the marketing department to the Design Manager working on all the brands, including Simple, Teva and UGG. UGG was only $10M in sales at that time. I always say that Deckers gave me my Masters Degree in Footwear. I did everything there from going on product development trips to China to being part of product presentations to Nordstrom. But most importantly, I met my beautiful wife, the shoe designer Angela Scott. http://www.theofficeofangelascott.comEric and I would sit on his front patio overlooking the Santa Barbara coastline discussing a new concept, a modernist brand that would pull its influences from creativity itself. We were aware of this new developing consumer, the Cultural Creative. At the time this unidentified developing market was made up of people who were influenced by and interested in design, architecture, technology, and creativity in general. By 2002 all of our ideas and market influences came together to create this new idea…MEDIUM Footwear. At MEDIUM we created shoes for the Creative Class as the target audience. We collaborated with some of the best creative brands to create some unique products, including Adobe Systems, House Industries, and Dwell Magazine. By the end of 2006, MEDIUM was purchased by Pentland Brands Plc., a UK based global brand Management Company involved in the sports, outdoor, and fashion markets. Their portfolio of brands includes Speedo, Boxfresh, Berhaus, Hunter Boots, & Ted Baker. Soon after, the new owners chose to shelve the MEDIUM brand…C’est la Vie.After that I relocated to Dallas, Texas to be a Senior Creative Director at FOSSIL, launching Fossil Footwear. While I was at FOSSIL, we collaborated with Justin Boots on a FOSSIL Cowboy Boot. While visiting the boot company, I discovered Justin Brands also owned this little diamond in the rough…Chippewa Boot Co., selling rugged outdoor shoes and some vintage models in Japan. I begged them to hire me to launch the Chippewa heritage collection worldwide. After about a year of talking, in April of 2012, I joined Justin Brands as Vice President of International Operation, overseeing all the international brand sales and the launch of the ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA heritage collection. ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA is a blend of modern durability found in contemporary outdoor products combined with the heritage and authenticity of American craftsmanship and work ethic. The initial collection launch was Fall 2013 with a handful of premium retailers around the world. For 2014 we will be delivering the Archive collection. The ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA Archive Collection is a selection of re-issued historical boots and shoes that have defined the Chippewa brand. Each boot in the collection is selected and named for it’s unique place in Chippewa history. Archive Boots are reproduced using traditional materials like Horween leather and vintage Vibram® outsoles. The boots are manufactured in limited production using traditional techniques and are all hand crafted in the U.S.A.As for my personal style, I appreciate authentic things… German cars, American Jeans and Chinese running shoes (I’m a Nike guy). I like a mix of outdoor/athletic-tech with authentic silhouettes for a modern American style.Jeans: Jean Shop–Slim Fit Indigo (I am very loyal) I think the Jean shop is the most authentic contemporary denim brand. One shop, not chasing trends, just doing what they do. Shirts: Thom Browne–are the best-fit oxfords. My new favorite work shirts are Civilianaire. They’re U.S. made, simple, authentic, great quality and from California.Pants: Not usually.Suits: Some from a local custom tailor, mostly sport coats with jeans, my favorite is Thom Browne coat in a battle ship grey color. Shoes: ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA, of course. My everyday is boot is the 4353TAN – 1939 6-Service Boot in British Tan. I also am recently wearing Tony Lama Ropers…I highly recommend the Roper.Accessories: 40MM Panerai Lumior Marina with original metal bracelet. My wedding ring is Chrome Hearts and Il Bisonte leather goods.Outerwear: I live in Patagonia Puffers in all shapes, full zip, pullover, hooded…I’m a bit of a junkie. Also love my 1970s Levis pile lined sherpa denim trucker jacket. I like that itsays “made in San Francisco” on the tag.Your favorite App: CNBC, SeekingAlpha, InstagramFavorite piece of technology: I love the Nest for the home, just installed one a couple of months ago. Get one!Next tech purchase: I need a new iPhone. 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From its inception, hip-hop has struggled to define itself under the weight of its own significance.Although some of the messaging and values remains the same, the music and culture that started in the 1970s looks much different from today’s multi-billion dollar cross-section of art, politics and excess.“It’s not like I’m just sitting here, just fuckin’ shooting with my eyes closed,” Drake told Fader. “I’m trying. I’m really trying to make music for your life. © Stefan KohliAs rap hit one of its many controversial peaks in the 1990s, industry stalwart and BBC host DJ Semtex (John Fairbanks) was cutting his teeth as a mixtape promoter for several major labels. His experiences and reflections are a key part of his new encyclopedic large-format book on the music that defined his life: Hip Hop Raised Me (Thames & Hudson).At first, this book is exhaustive and exhausting. It’s 448 pages loaded with unbelievable detail, research and photos spanning the origins of breakbeat in the early 1970s through the Yeezy shoe drop earlier this year.Eminem on stage. “The first time I rapped in front of actual people that mattered, in a club, I got booed,” he recalled. “It was very traumatic for me. I just remember it being so fucking traumatic, and I think I went home and I was like, ‘Man, I quit.’ And a week later, a day later, an hour later, I got the urge and I was like, ‘I gotta get up—I gotta do it again.” © Mika / Mika-photography.comThe book is a hard read from cover to cover. Semtex jumps around, placing rare photos of Jay-Z, Tupac and other legends pages after their discographies are dissected. While difficult, it’s a constant reminder of how interconnected the various factions, cliques and labels truly were and are.LL Cool J headlining the Def Jam tour at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1987, wearing his trademark Kangol hat and leather Troop outfit. © NormskiHowever, as a whole, Semtex has developed the definitive hip-hop retrospective. It reads as more of art exhibit – I felt as I was literally walking through the decades with each new chapter. Rarely documented stories – such as Kanye West’s ascent through various releases with Roc-A-Fella and the self-funded video for “Through The Wire” – act as Easter eggs in the prose.Pharrell during N*E*R*D’s 2002 In Search of… US tour. © Neil MasseyHip Hop Raised Me also tackles some of the life and political issues that surround the genre. An entire chapter is devoted to the pre-events, campaign and election of President Obama in 2008. Several artists are quoted and pictured including a great interview photo with Obama and Puffy at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.Another section (titled “What’s Beef?”) illustrates the history of hip-hop conflict and the music’s less glamorous side. Semtex’s research and care is second to none, including considerable detail about the complex relationship between Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.Hip Hop Raised Me is a must-read for even the casual music fan. It’s a fascinating look at the intersection of American life and the rise, fall and rebirth of the genre. With the perfect amount of personal reflection, DJ Semtex represents all sides of the conversation in a bountiful look at how far hip-hop has come.It’s unpredictable and captivating, just like the music.You can get your copy here. Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity
For this week’s Worn Out Wednesday, we speak with Tristan Cameron-Harper, former ice-hockey champ and now Kilted Yogi celebrity on his life, careers, and personal style. My name is Tristan, l am 29 years old. I was born in Jersey, part of the Channel Islands, then moved to Scotland when I was one. I grew up in a small city called Dundee attending a private school until the age of 15. I was always a very active person growing up and still am to this day; I played many sports but my main focuses were rugby and ice hockey. Ice hockey in Scotland is not popular at all, but there was something that intrigued me about the sport especially the physical aspect of the game.I always had this strong gut feeling about playing ice hockey at the highest level possible and eventually becoming a professional. Growing up I was very fortunate enough to be able to attend hockey camps in Canada, developing my skills further so l could reach that goal of becoming a professional ice hockey player. At the age of 14, I was luckily scouted by a prep school called Banff Hockey Academy in Alberta, Canada, giving me the opportunity of moving across the pond and really focusing on ice hockey full time while going to school. I got a scholarship to attend Banff Hockey Academy that I attended for two years until the age of 17. I was then scouted by a team in Holland in the NHL (Netherlands Hockey League), signing my first professional contract while turning 18 with the Nijmegen Emperors and having an outstanding year winning the league title.I was then scouted by Northern Michigan Division 1 college hockey, they then put me into a league called the NAHL (North American Hockey League), which is a Junior league consisting of players from 17-21 years old who are talented with the similar mindset of reaching division 1 college, minor pro, or straight to professional. I played in this league for three years, then on my last year turning 21 l decided to make the move to Nova Scotia playing for the Yarmouth Mariners, finishing my last Junior career with them. I was then scouted by Florida Everblades in the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) Minor Pro, a step below the NHL. I played the first quarter of the season, but with the unfortunate event of the NHL having a lockout, I then lost my contract with Florida as the guys in the NHL who had a contract took my position as they had priority over me. I then signed in the UK and played professionally in the top league EIHL (Elite Ice hockey league) for six years ending my 3rd season & career with the Braehead Clan in Glasgow, Scotland.After seven years playing professional and 21 years of playing hockey, l had the same feeling as l did when l was younger when l originally wanted to be a professional hockey player. During my first season with the Braehead Clan, l was scouted by Model Team, the top model agency in Scotland. This gave me the opportunity of getting into the modeling industry; I always had an interest in the modeling world and wanted to see how l would do. I started to book more and more jobs, giving me the privilege of meeting many new people from different groups all over Scotland and from abroad. I enjoyed working with many creatives from all over, learning as much as l could whether it be photography, how to be a better model and enjoyed every moment.Being an athlete, coming from a sports background the modeling world is very different. I like different, l always felt different, l always wanted to be independent and explore different avenues in the world. This gave me more confidence to put myself out into the world learning not only about myself but my surroundings.My final year with the Braehead Clan l was starting to find myself drifting from the sport becoming very passionate about being outdoors, getting into yoga, practicing meditation daily and really focusing on the modern day term ‘Mindfulness’. For me the sports industry was a beautiful part of my life, l learned a lot from it and made some amazing friends along the way who are still in my life to this day. On my days off during the hockey season, l would choose to go into the Scottish Highlands, hike a mountain, or maybe just an easy walk in the forest, take a book, hot brew, chill and just be immersed in nature. I was finding a love of nature in a way l had never quite experienced. With the practice of meditation l could feel l was becoming much more present and with doing yoga l was starting to feel benefits in ways that l had never imagined. Even after a hard day exploring, feeling physically drained, l would always come home feeling full of energy and this sense of achievement. I got this feeling when l was younger playing Ice Hockey, but now l was getting it elsewhere, l always loved the outdoors but now l was truly starting to connect in a way that l never thought was possible.l always had this dream of going to Base Camp Everest, so l said to myself, “Ok if l feel so strongly about something, just do it, get it done, don’t hesitate, test yourself, then see what comes of it.” During my last season l decided to plan a trip to Nepal in April for two weeks, trekking from Lukla to Base Camp Everest, something I never imagined doing (and wrote about it on my blog).After trekking in Nepal, the true test was asking myself if I loved the experience. The answer was Yes l loved it. After coming back, l had so much energy l knew l wanted to leave hockey, be an outdoorsman, explore, inspire, meditate, do more yoga and really immerse myself into the beauty of our planet exploring it in every positive way.I would do meditation focusing on goals, and my yoga practices would also always have a point of focus with goals. Everyday l would make sure to be positive, have a different outlook on life, be the best l can, encourage people however l can, learn whatever l needed in order to get where l want to be . This path l was on started becoming so exciting, all of the things l was doing were having an effect not only on myself but my surroundings, l was noticing changes wherever l went. After coming home for a few weeks being pretty tired but buzzing from my adventures in Nepal, l got a call from my agency asking if l would be interested in representing Scotland as Mr.Scotland, which involved a series of interviews. I got the gig and I am officially Mr.Scotland 2016/17 and then attended Mr.World!After being at Mr.World and having an epic experience, meeting so many awesome gents, even having some epic meditation sessions with Mr. Canada & Mr. Phillipines l was back home again. My goals to become a full-time Mountaineer, Blogger, Content Creator for BBC, Model and just be the most inspirational person l can be with nothing but good vibes were happening.I was working on all my skills to become a mountaineer, so l can eventually lead groups, teach children and hopefully build that dream of a self-sustainable eco home in the Highlands for people to come and immerse themselves in nature, do yoga, meditate, learn, and of course enjoy Scotland’s Beauty.I was then invited to an event at BBC Scottish headquarters in Glasgow, l would be attending BBC The Social event. BBC The Social is a platform that is very new showcasing Scotland’s creative side, giving them a platform for freedom of speech showcasing what Scotland has to offer. I attended the event with Finlay Wilson who l had known previously from attending classes in the past and from social media. We both lived in the same city, so we both drove together scoping out what BBC The Social exactly wanted to do with us.I am an outdoorsman, Finlay is an extremely talented yoga teacher. l do yoga, l love nature. He enjoys nature. We are Scottish, ginger, and love to wear kilts. I mean, this seemed like a recipe for something that we could make work. Finlay and I chatted away, bashing ideas back and fourth and then, out of nowhere, Finlay suggested kilted yoga in the Highlands with the end shot being our kilts coming down. At first l was 50/50 on the idea but agreed why not? It ticks a lot of boxes. We decided to propose the idea to BBC, but they rejected it, which was strange, so we left it at that for the time being. Finlay went on to create a video going over basic yoga poses with his dog that he adopted from Sri Lanka which got over 2 million views. The BBC were now very surprised that such a video got so many likes so they gave us the go-ahead to create a video and of course we had to do the kilted yoga video.A random day filming in the Hermitage located in Dunkeld, Perth, and Kinross, a magical protected forest, cold, doing yoga, indulging in nature, sliding on rocks not purposely, doing more yoga and of course with the money shot, headstand with our kilt dropping to show off our bare bums. This was a random day and something that we never imagined would turn out like it did. After two weeks waiting patiently, the Kilted Yoga was about to get released.After 24hrs it had over 3 million views, this was insane. After a week it was at about 35 million, then now, to this day, it has had over 50 million views.I couldn’t believe this happened and still scratch my head thinking how has this made such an impact, but l guess we were right from the beginning. For me, the personal message we sent is smiles, good vibes, laughter, kilts, bearded, ginger, health, outdoors, beauty and maybe you wanna try some yoga. And it brought me to America for the Scottish Day parade and I even made it to The Manual Scotland party! So for me on this present day, I’m focusing on mountaineering, my blog, creating content, working with amazing people, exploring, daily mediation, learning all l can, loving, spreading nothing but good vibes and of course taking the time to work with my body through yoga and connecting with our home EARTH!As for my personal style:Jeans: Boulder Denim They are super stretchy, for me I am very active and having a pair of jeans that adjust to my llifestyle is key and of course they can look very smart with a nice shirt or casual with a t-shirt.Shirts: Lululemon. I mean l love good feeling material, Lululemon ticks a lot of boxes especially when I’m doing yoga or just want something light wearing that feels good.Pants: Levi’s Twisted. Going to go vintage here, l have a great pair of pants from when Levi’Levi’s first released the twisted style, they fit perfect plus Levi’s nailed it when they came out with this unique style.Suits: Paul Zileri. I remember my first proper suit I got was a Paul Zileri. The Italians just get it: super light, great material, you feel awesome wearing this brand.Shoes: Jack Purcell. l love the shape of these shoes, super comfortable and can look great either formal or casual.Accessories: I’m all about my crystals & stones, l wear a shaman necklace always around my neck with tourmaline being the main stone and for a bracelet either my sodalite stones or lapis stones. I love wearing my Breitling Navitimer but only on special occasions as its vintage.Outerwear: Belstaff jackets are always a go to but l do have my fare share of Barbour jackets also, both my fave jackets.Favorite Cologne: Tom Ford Tobacco VanilleFavorite App: InstagramFavorite Piece of Technology: GPS System always good to know where we are, I’m an outdoorsman so this is key whyou’reour in the mountainsNext Style/Gear Purchase: My next style purchase is probably more Lululemon pants and gear would have to be a drone so I can start creating some amazing content for the brands l work with and my blog. Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts