first_imgCurrently, Indias No 1 batsman, Kohlis aggression has Currently, Indias No 1 batsman, Kohlis aggression has been a much talked about topic and the Delhi lad feels that as long as the aggression is expressed in a positive manner, sportspersons should have that trait in them. “This (aggression) is what helps me be at top of of my game. I would not change or trade that for anything else in the world. Every sportsperson should have that aggresison or killer instinct — in a very good way and not in an arrogant way.” Kohli also feels that at times, in India, a cricketer is often judged by his off-the-field life rather than his on-field achievements, which he does not support. “As a sporting nation, there is lack of patience in terms of judging someone too quickly. When I came into the team, I had tatoos, dress up in a certain way, I used to do things I felt were fine but may be not in perfect mould of a stereotype Test cricketer. When I now see any youngster being judged early for being a bit more flamboyant, I correct them that there is nothing wrong. “Please judge him on what he doing on field, not judge him not in his own life or how he is as a person,” said the 27-year-old. With 36 international hundreds to his credit (25 in ODIs and 11 in Tests), Kohli has been shattering records but for him, it is his contribution in teams victory that gives him the sense of pleasure. “I never connect to those things (records) too much. I have never played for that but if in process of playing well wanting to win for my team, I end up crossing a milestone or breaking a record, I have been able to do it but its not driving me. I do not challenge myself to break records. I would rather focus on real things. The feeling a team gets to win a game, I want to be the guy to help the team achieving that.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Ceremonial Opening of Parliament Today

first_imgThe Ceremonial Opening of the new session of Parliament will take place this morning (February 15) at 11:00 a.m., at a joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.The opening, which marks the beginning of the legislative year (2018/2019), will feature the traditional delivery of the Throne Speech by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.The Throne Speech will outline the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year.After the ceremony, the House of Representatives will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. for the tabling of the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw.The Estimates will provide details of how much the Government intends to spend on recurrent (housekeeping) business and capital (development) projects.last_img read more

Panamas New Locks Host Second 14000 TEU Boxship in a Week

first_imgFor the second time in one week, the Panama Canal’s expanded waterway welcomed a container vessel with a total TEU allowance (TTA) of 14,863.The vessel CMA CGM J. Adams matched the capacity of the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, which established a new record as the largest capacity container vessel on August 22 with the same mark of 14,863 TTA.“Both transits over a period of seven days are further evidence of the impact of the Expanded Panama Canal to world maritime trade,” Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Administrator, said.The two ships are deployed on the new OCEAN Alliance’s weekly South Atlantic Express (SAX) service, which connects Asia and US East Coast ports via the Panama Canal.The SAX service is composed of 11 vessels ranging in size from 11,000 to 14,000 TEUs, including vessels which also transited the expanded Canal earlier in May becoming the largest capacity ships to do so at the time.Image Courtesy: Panama Canallast_img read more