With 45,000 people and music everywhere, there’s always a lot of spectacles to take in at Electric Forest. Among the many showcases at the festival, GRiZ made his own happen seemingly on the spot, as members of his All Good Records label joined him for an impromptu marching band through the crowds!The saxophonist showed off his All Good Marching Band with a video posted to Facebook earlier today. Watch and enjoy the magic!GRiZ also collaborated with The String Cheese Incident at the festival, and played his own set as well. The saxophonist producer is working on new music and hitting festivals all summer long, so don’t miss out. He’s also collaborating with Big Gigantic and Grizmatik at Camp Bisco and headlining his own set, making this a can’t miss weekend.
Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jan 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link150Shares Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli scored his first Premier League goal at the Emirates for Arsenal against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)He wrote: ‘Gabi’s gonna be a superstar. Not because of the goal, because of the attitude Energy and mindset.’Aubameyang, meanwhile, will also miss the upcoming London derby against Chelsea and FA Cup fourth tie against Bournemouth after Arsenal failed in an attempt to get his ban reduced.‘I really didn’t mean to hurt Max Meyer with that challenge,’ wrote Aubameyang in his programme notes on Saturday. ‘I hope he gets well soon and I feel bad about it. It was a mistimed challenge.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I feel really bad towards my teammates and the club and also of course to Max.‘Hopefully he will be back playing soon. My intention was to get the ball and I got it wrong. I’m sorry.We were really going for the win, and as you have seen in our games recently we are working hard when we haven’t got the ball to win it back as soon as possible but this time I challenged too hard.’MORE: Layvin Kurzawa drops Arsenal transfer hint on social mediaMORE: Thomas Tuchel reacts to Arsenal’s transfer move for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstar Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring for Arsenal against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is convinced Gabriel Martinelli has the attitude and talent to take him to the very top.The Arsenal captain was forced to miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Sheffield United through suspension following his red card against Crystal Palce last weekend.Martinelli, an unheralded summer signing from Brazilian club Ituano, has impressed largely in cup competitions this season but was promoted to the starting line-up in the absence of Aubameyang.The 18-year-old missed Arsenal’s best chance of the opening half early on when he diverted Nicolas Pepe’s cross wide of the far post, but repaid manager Mikel Arteta’s faith on the stroke of half time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinelli demonstrated all of his goalscoring instinct by escaping the usually diligent Blades’ defence and prodding home Bukayo Saka’s cross at the far post, prompting Aubameyang to make a bold prediction. Comment
Scotland has won four successive Six Nations games against Italy. It had never previously managed more than three wins in a row in the competition against one team.WHAT’S NEXT?Scotland is set to face a much sterner test next Saturday when it welcomes Ireland, last year’s Grand Slam winners, to Murrayfield. Italy is at home to Wales, which produced a dramatic comeback to beat France on Friday. 3 – Blair Kinghorn is the first player to score a hattrick for @Scotlandteam in the #GuinnessSixNations; the last player to manage that feat for Scotland in the Five Nations was Iwan Tukalo against Ireland in 1989. Triple. pic.twitter.com/rRsVSnetme— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019Although Italy scored first through a Tommaso Allan penalty, Scotland was clearly superior and moved in front when a glorious cross-field kick from Finn Russell put Kinghorn over in the 11th minute.Sam Skinner hobbled off in a blow to the hosts, but Kinghorn soon added a second try following a swift move from right to left.Scrum-half Tito Tebaldi had been a late withdrawal for Italy, which also lost Allan to a head knock as its problems worsened, although the No.10 was able to return before the interval.The result was effectively sealed seven minutes into the second half when Tommy Seymour’s break pegged Italy back and Russell produced a neat grubber that Hogg dotted down with the fingertips of his left hand.Kinghorn showed nice footwork to complete his hat trick after good work from Jamie Ritchie and Harris added his name to the scoresheet before Italy rallied with the game beyond it. After Berghan had been yellow-carded following a string of infringements, Guglielmo Palazzani, Edoardo Padovani and Angelo Esposito all went over.PROLIFIC START FOR KINGHORNKinghorn now boasts six tries in seven starts for his country. The wing missed the chance to lay on an early score when he was well supported but soon was smiling after being presented with two routine finishes in the first half. The 22-year-old then produced a stylish step to complete his hat trick as Scotland surged to victory.PARISSE MAKES LANDMARK APPEARANCEWhile Kinghorn has only been an international for 12 months, the longevity of Italy skipper Sergio Parisse was highlighted on Saturday as he made his 66th Six Nations appearance – setting a competition record.66 – @sergioparisse is set to make a record 66th appearance in the Six Nations (currently level with Brian O’Driscoll on 65), he’s also made the most carries and metres in tournament history, as well as making the second most tackles and winning the third most turnovers. Legend. pic.twitter.com/w1U6lKgFo3— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019KEY OPTA FACT Six Nations 2019: Wales has forgotten how to lose – Gatland revels in comeback Italy’s wretched losing streak in the Six Nations stretched to a record-breaking 18 matches as Blair Kinghorn scored a hat trick in a 33-20 victory for Scotland at Murrayfield.Without a win in this competition since their triumph in Edinburgh four years ago, Italy has now surpassed France’s run of 17 straight defeats in the Five Nations between 1911 and 1920. Kinghorn scored two early tries to put his side in control on Saturday and completed his hat trick – the first by a Scot in the Six Nations – either side of second-half scores for Stuart Hogg and Chris Harris.The final score in a bonus-point win for the hosts flattered Italy, which crossed three times in the final 10 minutes with Simon Berghan in the sin bin. Related News
Spurs’ status as one of the Premier League’s top six clubs gives them a considerable financial advantage over Ajax, but they cannot match their opponents — four times European champions — when it comes to history.The club of Cruyff and so many other great names are in sight of a first Champions League final since 1996 and remain in with a chance of a treble, something they last did in 1972 when the man after whom their stadium is now named was starring on the pitch.– Treble dream –Erik ten Hag’s team secured the first leg at the weekend when they beat Willem II 4-0 in the Dutch Cup final, and they are top of the league in the Netherlands with two matches left.They are aiming to carry on an incredible European run that began in the second qualifying round against Sturm Graz on July 25.“You don’t expect at the beginning of the season to be in this position. I am very proud and happy to be here during this special period,” said Daley Blind, almost echoing Pochettino’s own remarks.Blind, who returned to the club from Manchester United just before the campaign began, admitted that celebrations after the Cup final were “a bit timid” due to the proximity to this match.Ajax are now hoping they don’t live to regret not scoring more than once in London.“Our defensive organisation was excellent,” pointed out Ten Hag. “In the final third we didn’t play all that well but the players’ mindset was to defend our 1-0 lead.”If they can finish the job on Wednesday, they will be the ones to advance to the final in Madrid on June 1.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Son Heung-minAmsterdam, Netherlands | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino describes being in the last four of the Champions League as “a bonus”, but Tottenham Hotspur are still hopeful of going all the way to the final as Son Heung-min returns for Wednesday’s second leg against Ajax.Spurs come to Amsterdam needing a special performance if they are to reach the final of this competition for the first time in their history after a Donny van de Beek away goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat in London last week.However, Pochettino’s team have already made history for the club by getting this far — they last reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1962 before being beaten by Eusebio’s Benfica.Now they are dreaming of a first European final since Keith Burkinshaw’s team beat Anderlecht on penalties to lift the UEFA Cup in 1984, before any of those set to feature on Wednesday were born.“We are living a dream. Five years ago when we arrived it was to reduce the gap to the top four, and then to have the possibility to play in the Champions League,” Pochettino said at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Tuesday.“I think nobody would believe we would be playing in the Champions League three seasons in a row and competing at this stage.”– Stumbling –However, his side are stumbling badly towards the finish line with a depleted squad, set to finish in the top four in the Premier League mainly thanks to the failings of the teams below them.Harry Kane is out, and Tottenham have been beaten five times in their last six games in all, nine times in their last 10 matches away from home.The exception in that run came on their last trip to the continent, however, against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16, and now they arrive in Amsterdam with Son available after sitting out the first leg due to suspension.Jan Vertonghen, who began his professional career in Amsterdam before joining Tottenham in 2012, is in line to return too after coming off with a head knock in the first leg.“You wouldn’t believe at the start of the season that Tottenham would be in the last week of the season with the possibility of being in the final of the Champions League and to be in the top four,” Pochettino insisted. “Both are real, but this is not the moment to talk.”
Everton stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Chelsea 3-2 in an action-packed Under-21 Premier League match at Goodison Park.The young Blues looked set for a fifth consecutive victory after goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Swift.Loftus-Cheek tucked away the loose ball after Alex Kiwomya’s shot had been parried, before Swift found the net with a cracking 30-yard effort to leave Chelsea two ahead at half-time.Swift then hit the bar with another long-range shot, and with Kiwomya and Islam Feruz also going close for the visitors, they seemed in complete control.But Hallam Hope pulled a goal back for Everton and then pounced on keeper Jamal Blackman’s poor clearance to equalise.Chris Long scored Everton’s winner, netting from the rebound after Blackman had saved John Lundstram’s penalty.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The science journals and media were abuzz with honeybee stories this week. We counted 18 press releases and half a dozen research papers related to aspects of honeybees, including the publication of the honeybee genome. Many research labs seem to have gotten into the act of figuring out what makes bees tick. The major stories are summarized below.Bee Genes: Nature published the honeybee genome this week. This is important not only to entomologists, but to social scientists interested in the unique social structure of these insects, and to ecologists and agriculturalists interested in the economic importance of honeybees as pollinators. Summaries of the genome report can be found on EurekAlert, Science Daily, CSIRO, National Geographic. Another EurekAlert story contains links to other research papers. Surprisingly, bees seem to have fewer protein-coding genes than other insects.Bee Gems: A fossil bee in amber claimed to be 100 million years old, 35-45 million years older than the previous record holder, was announced in Science. Though it was predominantly bee-like in morphology, researchers claim it had some wasp-like characteristics that hinted of a common ancestry. They’re claiming that the emergence of honeybees corresponded to the explosion of flowering plants. Reports about this can be found on EurekAlert, Live Science, Science Daily, National Geographic and the BBC News. The amber-imprisoned insect was in “remarkable condition, showing individual hairs on undamaged portions of its thorax, legs, abdomen and head. The legs and wings are clearly visible,” according to an Oregon State press release.Beehavior: EurekAlert reported on work at Arizona State attempting to explain the complex foraging behavior of bees from data in the genome.Bee on time: EurekAlert has a story about researchers at Hebrew University that found a surprise: “Biological clock of honey bee more similar to humans than to insects.” Dr. Guy Bloch said, “Discovering that molecular characteristics of the biological clock in bees is closer to the biological clock of mammals than that of flies was a big surprise, since previously it had been thought that there is one type of clock that is typical of insects and another typical of mammals. These results change our understanding of the evolution of circadian clocks.”Out of Africa: A press release from UC Irvine and a EurekAlert echo of work from University of Illinois claim that the bee genome shows that bees first emerged in Africa. This is based on a paper in Nature Oct. 26.Bee brain chemistry: U of Illinois scientists are also figuring out the peptides in bee brains, reported EurekAlert. A second EurekAlert story discussed findings about the chemoreceptors bees use to detect tastes and smells. Apparently bees beat out fruit flies and mosquitos in smell receptors, but don’t have as much tasting equipment – surprising, considering their life around nectar. Interesting fact: “There are a million neurons in the brain of a honey bee (Apis mellifera), a brain not much larger than the size of the period at the end of this sentence.”Pollen nation: The importance of pollination (principally by honeybees) was discussed in Science Daily and a press release from UC Berkeley. The second article contains images of how much better fruits develop when pollinated by insects instead of wind or self-pollination.Scientific papers on these topics could be found this week in Nature, Science, Current Biology and PNAS.There’s way too much material here to digest; links are provided for those who wish to follow up. As usual, evolutionary storytelling occurs side-by-side with amazing observational facts about these marvelous insects. We may get afraid of the occasional bee that hovers over our picnic plate, but the wealth in our supermarkets depends on them. Most won’t sting you if you don’t startle them. Take the time to get to know honeybees. They really are spectacular creations. Imagine a million neurons, coded with biological clocks and social instincts and flight software, all packed into a brain as tiny as a period on a sentence. Evolutionists claim they have changed little in 100 million years, even after coming out of Africa once upon a time and taking over the world and causing an explosion in flowering plant diversity. Let’s help science once again focus on facts, not fables.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Psychology is often considered a soft science. Anything they pronounce one year is likely to be modified or overturned the next. A few years ago (and still in some quarters), self-esteem was all the rage (now fading, though; see 05/12/2003). We should be assertive and confident, we were told, and make our feelings known. Two recent reports might place more value on self-restraint. Last month Science Daily reported, for instance, that it’s OK to keep your feelings to yourself. “Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is okay not to express one’s thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack.” Many teachers and school counselors may feel a jolt at that idea. Don’t the psychological counselors rush in after every disaster to help students express their feelings? Might it be possible in some cases that such a response does more harm than good? On July 1, a report on Science Daily warned about the perils of overconfidence. A French psychologist tested subjects with a computer game and tried to measure the effect of overconfidence on their reactions. His research “suggested” a pretty far-reaching conclusion: “Overconfidence is not limited to the realm of subjective beliefs and cognitive judgments but appears instead to reflect a general characteristic of human decision making.” Is such a conclusion warranted by one little artificial test? Can psychologists really find the sweet spot between underconfidence and overconfidence for all possible personalities in all possible situations?The usefulness of psychology as a science is very limited. Some findings about memorization and learning methods have value, but any time they try to generalize about human nature, psychologists are right about as often as the proverbial broken clock. The field is replete with discredited theories, contradictory speculations, and outright scandals (Freud, Jung). Some of its teachings are indistinguishable from those of cults. Who needs these guys? The rational animal is far too complex for a science of the soul. If lab rats under controlled conditions do what they darn well please (the Harvard Law), how much more people who can choose to deceive and mislead a researcher? There are no scientific laws in this field anything as rigorous as the law of gravity. You are likely to have far better luck figuring out how to interact with your fellow humans with good old folk psychology: the kind we learn growing up. We learn by experience how to judge one another’s inner mental states, to anticipate what they will say or do, to empathize with what they are feeling. We assume, without proof, that our fellow humans are rational entities, not just Pavlovian responders to neural states (see 06/21/2008, bullet 3), despite what the cognitive neuroscientists tell us. In terms of explanatory power and practical utility, folk psychology has a pretty impressive track record over professional psychology. It is arguably just as scientific. Best of all is to get your anthropology from the operator’s manual. Only the Maker understands how humans are put together. First, we need to get reconnected to the power source. The Bible says we are like walking dead needing life, rebels needing to lay down our arms, fools in need of wisdom, sinners in need of redemption (Romans 3). Christ’s sacrificial work, accepted by faith, pays our debt, resurrects us back to spiritual life and imputes His righteousness to us. Then, the Bible’s instruction manual, such as the Proverbs of Solomon and teachings of Jesus Christ (e.g., Sermon on the Mount – but don’t stop there) and the writings of Paul, James, John and the other apostles are the textbook for living. The Bible is loaded with real, practical principles on all aspects of life. It comes with numerous case studies. No other source of soul-ology (psychology) has the Creator’s imprint on it. Why would you go anywhere else? The sweet spot for confidence is right there: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte While going toe to toe with the big teams in the continent was an experience they will always treasure, the players also felt they could have done better—and that was tough to take for Sato, who, at 24, will still probably be around for another run at qualifying for the continental showpiece.“My dream is so big for Philippine football that’s why I’m really sad with this result,” said Sato. “This was a great experience for all of us, but we also wanted to be successful here and not just be part of the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStephan Schrock scored on a free kick in the second half for the country’s first goal in the competition, but it proved to be a consolation as the loss doomed the Azkals’ hopes of making the Round of 16 in their debut in the tournament.With a two-goal victory, the Kyrgyz side—a team that the Azkals have already beaten twice—took the second of the four available spots for the best third-placed team in the knockout round. All downA fighting performance in a 1-0 defeat to South Korea on Jan. 7 raised hopes of a strong campaign for the Azkals here. They suffered a 3-0 loss to China in Abu Dhabi four days later, which left them with a must-win match against a resurgent Central Asian side.Schrock felt that, with better preparation, the Azkals could have given a better account of themselves in the tournament.“We were all down in the locker room,” said Schrock. “As I’ve said this was a tough loss and it’s the third in a row. Besides the fact that we represented the country for the first time, we gave it our all, we did our best, but with the lack of preparation this was the best possible outcome for us.”Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, whose contract with the team ran out after their exit, believes the Azkals have a bright future ahead as long as they keep the core of the squad intact.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Manila-based Dutchman resets record, grabs lead MOST READ The Azkals had no answer for Kyrgyzstan forward Vitalij Lux (left). —AFPDUBAI—Defender Daisuke Sato sobbed as he trudged back to the touchline, while the rest of his battle-weary teammates walked to the Filipino gallery to acknowledge their support.A promising campaign had an all-too-familiar ending for the Azkals as they bowed out of the AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday night following a 3-1 loss to Kyrgyzstan in their final Group C match at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT “I think this is a good group that should continue playing together,” said the Swede, who handled the team starting last November.Senior football advisor Scott Cooper will temporarily take the reins for the Azkals, who will see action in the next cycle of World Cup Qualifying late this year.Having an Asian Cup appearance under their belts, the current Azkals think they’ve laid the foundation for future Filipino national teams to believe that they can compete on this stage.“The level is not too far away,” said Phil Younghusband. “We still have a lot to work on, but the main positive, we’re not too far away. It is actually a lot closer than it used to be. This was our first time in the Asian Cup and a lot of people would have expected us to roll over against other teams, but we didn’t. Still we feel we can be better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
Advertisement(Image Courtesy: The News International)Pakistan’s opening batsmen Fakhar Zaman smashed a recording breaking 210* against Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI here at Bulawayo.Crossing Saeed Anwar’s 194* which happened to be the highest score recorded by a Pakistan player, Zaman went on to score his maiden double century. His 210* saw him hit 24 fours and 5 sixes.This knock saw him join an elite group of players who have scored double hundred’s in ODIs.Him along with his opening partner of Imam-ul-Haq also put up a opening stand of 309. This partnership marked the highest opening stand in ODi cricket overtaking Jayasuriya and Tharanga’s 286 run stand.Here is how Twitter reacted to Fakhar Zaman’s maiden double century:Well done to Fakhar Zaman to become the first Pakistani to score a Double 💯 in ODI. #gun #210 Also to our little dynamo @AasifAli2018 for his first 50! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 20, 2018 In sajda thanking Allah for his 200. Well done Fakhar Zaman and well played Pakistan Cricket Team!!!! pic.twitter.com/W2YUwtJ5Vg— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 20, 2018 Innings taken to score 200 in Men’s ODIs:17 Fakhar Zaman103 Rohit Sharma103 Martin Guptill 234 Virender Sehwag261 Chris Gayle431 Sachin Tendulkar— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 20, 2018 Fakhar Zaman!!!You played a wonderful knock201* Not Out..👍👏First Pakistani to score double ton.imam-ul-haq and asif also played well.Pakistan zindabad💚— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) July 20, 2018 What an inning by @FakharZamanLive 1st Pakistani player to score a double century 👏👏#210NotOut #FakharZaman— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) July 20, 2018 Well done Fakhar Zaman. 👏👏👏 First Pakistani to score a 200 in ODIs.— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) July 20, 2018 WORLD RECORD: Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq have now scored highest opening partnership in ODIs. They just surpassed the previous record of 286 runs opening partnership by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga. #Cricket #Pakistan #ZIMvPAK— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 20, 2018 RECORD BREAKERS! 👏Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-Haq register highest opening stand in ODIs, beating 286 put on by Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006.#ZimvPak scorecard & commentary: https://t.co/4WvGokNECR pic.twitter.com/LmeRMIR4HM— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 20, 2018 Fakhar Zaman is going to be our World Cup glory with this form. Best thing about him is his complete fearlessness against big teams too.— Roha Nadeem (@RohaNadym) July 20, 2018 200! Brilliant from Fakhar Zaman! He becomes just the sixth man and the first from Pakistan to score a DOUBLE ton in ODI cricket. SCORES: https://t.co/YsJ0l7WH8u #ZIMvPAK pic.twitter.com/PXMhRt4WkG— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) July 20, 2018 Wow what a brilliant knock by Fakhar Zaman – Fakhr e Pakistan 💚 ! Congratulations 💚.#ZIMvPAK— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) July 20, 2018Also Read:Cricket: Root goes back to basics to face Kuldeep Yadav Advertisement
And it’s just around the corner. The 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup will be contested from Wednesday, 22 June to Sunday, 26 June 2011 at the University of Edinburgh playing fields, Peffermill, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Australia will be one of over 25 countries taking part in the event. Representing your country isn’t an honour that comes around every day and for the seven Australian teams plus the referees contingent that will travel to Edinburgh, they are about to embark on one of the highlights of their sporting careers. Behind every good team is the mastermind – the coach that spends hours upon hours strategising and working on their team’s game plan. Three of the best in the business will line up as the coaches of the Australian Open teams in Scotland. The Australian Women’s Open team will be coached by Kerry Norman, Bernie Morrison will coach the Mixed Open team, while Tony Trad will coach the Australian Men’s Open team. World Cups have been a regular occurrence for Australian Women’s Open coach, Kerry Norman. She has attended every World Cup apart from one, in 1991 – the year she had her son, Peter. Norman played in the first ever World Cup in the Australian Women’s Open side in 1988 before playing in the Women’s 30’s division at the 1995 and 1997 (Masters) World Cups. She became the assistant coach of the Women’s Open division for the 1999 World Cup, while she also played in the Women’s 30’s division. She was again the assistant coach for the 2003 World Cup before taking over the reigns as Women’s Open coach in 2007. History is a big motivator for Norman and instilling this knowledge into her Women’s Open team is paramount. Learning where the team has come from and how it got there is something Norman makes sure her team knows about before running out in the Australian colours. “We have this saying that ‘you’re standing on the shoulders of the ones that have been before you,’ and so there’s a big tradition there as well so you’ve just got to build on what’s gone before you. We’ve had players come and speak to us about what it means to them to represent Australia. You look around and you’ve had the opportunity to play against players that you’ve always admired and respected and now you just become a part of this great big Australian family and it’s such an honour. And you don’t want to let down the people that have gone before you either,” Norman said. Norman says that seeing the tradition continue and seeing the pride and respect her team has for the players that have come before them is an honour. She couldn’t be more proud of the amount of pride her team has for representing their country. “It means the world to them, the sacrifices that you see them make, the things that they’ve gone without because it costs money for Touch. Some of them don’t even own their own car because they are spending their money on Touch, some could have had their own house by now, they could be going out with their friends but they are off training, so many sacrifices,” she said. The foundation the Australian Women’s Open team has created is one of the great stories in the sport. In 22 years, and across six World Cups, they have never lost a game in the event. This is something Norman and her team are hoping to continue, but it’s not a statistic they think about too often.“I try not to think about it. But there’s got to be a first somewhere along the line, let’s just hope it’s not this time!” Norman said. For Australia Mixed Open coach, Bernie Morrison, the 2011 World Cup will be a new experience. It’s his first World Cup as the coach of the division and he is looking forward to the challenge. New Zealand defeated Australia in the Mixed Open division at the 2007 World Cup and while Morrison has guided Australia to two Trans Tasman wins since then, he knows that winning the 2011 event won’t be an easy task. “We’re feeling pretty good. We are on track but we’ve got lots and lots of work to do so we’ll be working hard to make sure we are ready for a long tournament at the World Cup with lots of fast improving teams,” Morrison said. “At some point, probably in the round games, we’ll get to play New Zealand who are the World Cup champions and we’ll have to adjust to a new New Zealand team as I’m sure they are working hard on getting their team together for the World Cup so we’ll have to be ready for that.”The opportunity to coach the Mixed side at the World Cup is an exciting prospect for Morrison, one that he says is ‘a wonderful honour to be able to lead a wonderful group of people’.“It’s probably the best fun job in the coaching world to coach Mixed at an international level because all of the players are so good at what they do and also value the opportunity to socialise both on and off the field not only with each other but also against the teams we play against. I think that’s one of the highlights of Mixed at any international tournament.”“It’s a great honour, it’s an honour to be coach of the national team and we’ll do our best to serve our country proud.”Morrison says that while his team loves wearing the green and gold jersey, they understand that they have a responsibility to leave a legacy of strong performance behind. “They are minding that jersey for the next generation so they’re mindful that they are setting the standards for that jersey to continue. When they hand that jersey on the new person that comes into the jersey has a lot to live up to, they are really the standards that each player and the entire group sets for ourselves. It’s no different to any Australian national team, we’re all the same. But everyone sees the jersey as a wonderful opportunity,” Morrison said. The 2011 World Cup marks the fourth World Cup appearance for Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad. After coaching the Lebanon Men’s Open side and being the assistant coach for the Australian Senior Mixed team at the 1999 World Cup, coaching the Australian Mixed Open side to their win in 2003 in Japan and guiding the Australian Men’s Open team to their 2007 World Cup win, Trad is looking forward to yet another appearance in the green and gold in Scotland. While four years seems like a long time between each World Cup, Trad says the time between 2007 and now has gone very quickly. “I think part of that has been because we now have a full time international calendar with the Trans Tasman every year so you’re not just focussed on the World Cup, you are focussed on a particular Trans Tasman coming up and then as soon as you’ve got that done, it’s another Trans Tasman but all the while you’re still looking at the World Cup. It feels like just last year that we were in South Africa, I can’t believe it’s been four years,” Trad said. A veteran in the Australian coaching ranks, Trad says that representing Australia at the World Cup is one of the proudest moments of his life and this is something he is trying to instil into his squad in the lead up to Scotland. “I never get sick of listening to the national anthem. A lot of people get excited at international tournaments in Touch because they get to watch the Haka and while that’s fantastic and it’s a great part of our tradition I get excited because I get to stand there and sing the national anthem before the battle. To me, it’s everything, it’s one of the proudest moments you’ll ever have to represent your country,” he said. “I think one of the things that I really instil in my players when they are representing Australia is the sense of pride and what it means to be an Australian. I think that’s the same feeling and the same questions that you ask a lot of Australian athletes, not just in Touch. I always talk about what’s the difference between an Australian Touch player and some of the highlighted and well known athletes like Ricky Ponting or Stephanie Rice or Ian Thorpe or these other great athletes that represent their country. The truth is that the commitment and the passion and the desire to represent your country in your chosen sport is the same, the only real difference is that they get paid and get a lot of things paid for, and while it’s great, what does it say about the commitment and the desire of the Australian Touch player who has to play and pay? That’s a big wrap for our athletes that we actually have to pay but we still get there and have that desire and commitment, it’s harder for us than others. I really want to instil that that’s pretty much the guts and the sacrifice it takes to represent this great country.”Trad says that while his team takes a lot of pride in their jersey, he teaches them that it’s about more than just the colour of the shirt that they are wearing. “They cherish it very much because they know how hard it is and how hard they’ve worked and for every player that is there, there is probably 100 that want to be there. A lot of people talk about the shirt and ‘the people that wore number 10, the people that wore number seven and the people that wore number four’ Australian shirt, and they put too much emphasis on the shirt. I think what’s more important is the man that makes the shirt, not the shirt that makes the man. It’s those players, whether they are current or former, that have done a great honour to our country that makes the shirts important, not the other way around,” Trad said. Heading into his fourth World Cup doesn’t make the job any easier for Trad but he has learnt plenty of things along the way that have helped make him such a great coach. “You get a bit more experienced and you learn not to panic as much and to focus on the right things more often but the one thing about being in so many World Cups is I’ve noticed over the years is that greater expectations of you and your team and performance, people expect more, people want more, the game has changed and of course, if you continue to be successful, the pressure gets greater. Eventually you may not be as successful as people think and of course, we keep bringing young kids into this game who are younger and younger so your work is harder because you have to put an old head on a young shoulders. It doesn’t get any easier, there’s just different challenges, that’s all,” he said.