Date of birth: 13 September 1997. Country: England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the attack: Holly Aitchison makes a break for England U20 v France. (Photo: England Rugby) RW Verdict: Aitchison missed Lichfield’s first game this season as she wasn’t 18 until 13 September, but she played a major role thereafter. This Hartpury student played twice for England U20 in March and has a big future.First published in the May 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. When did you get involved with England?I got into the Talent Development Group when I was 12 and my first cap was on my 16th birthday, for England U18 Sevens. There is no 15-a-side U18 team so my games for the U20s this season have been my first 15-a-side caps.What is your aim now?To get into the Elite Playing Squad and go to England training camps. How did you get into rugby?My dad Ian took me to Waterloo when I was five because he was DoR there. I played for Waterloo, with the boys, until I was 12, had one season in the U15 girls, then went to Liverpool St Helens and stayed there until last season.Did you play any other sports?I did a few sports to county level – football, tennis, netball, athletics and cross country. I didn’t really specialise in rugby until I cameto Hartpury College in 2014.Why did you join Lichfield this season?I like to run and play an expansive game, and Lichfield play like that. They have selected me at No 13 to take the pressure off in my first season of adult rugby, but I play No 10 usually. I’m a goalkicker too, but haven’t been kicking for Lichfield. It is a real family environment.Who have been your mentors?My dad, who coached me until U12s, John Foster at St Helens, Rob Thomson my divisional coach and James Cooper and Kevin Moggridge from England Sevens and U20.
May 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local River Cats Clobber Bees Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sacramento, CA) — Casey Kelly tossed eight innings of one-run ball to lead the River Cats past the Bees 7-1 in Sacramento.The lone Salt Lake run was a solo-homer off the bat of Michael Hermosillo in the fourth inning.Ivan Pineyro surrendered seven runs over four frames of relief to take the loss.The Bees fell to 20-and-13 and resume their four-game set in Sacramento today. Written by
Neil Jacobs, chief executive of Six Senses, said: “Six Senses Botanique will appeal to guests seeking an eco-retreat in nature along with authentic Brazilian design, culture and cuisine. “We are also putting together a program of rituals, workshops and festivals, offering time out to focus on living at ease with oneself and others and in a more reciprocal way with the natural world. “What a wonderful place to breathe in the peace and beauty all around to find harmony and reconnection.”- Advertisement – The hotel was constructed in 2012 by regional architects and designers using indigenous materials such as jacaranda wood, natural stone, and chocolate slate. The slate is mined just once every 17 months and the hotel’s bearing walls incorporate three-tonne boulders from the adjacent river. The 120-year-old wooden beams are reclaimed from farms in nearby Minas Gerais. Huge glass panels line the rest of the construct to evoke a sense of the outdoors, inside, with uninterrupted views of Mantiqueira’s valleys and mountains.When the property adopts the Six Senses brand in early 2021, it will offer seven suites in the main hotel, ranging from 645 to 970 square feet (60 to 90 square meters), and 13 private villas, from 1,184 to 3,230 square feet (110 to 300 square meters), dotted in the hills around it. A further 14 villas are planned and will be constructed off-site in a modular manner using local materials. They will be sited to minimise their impact on the surrounding flora and fauna.Six Senses signature venues such as the Experience Centre, Alchemy Bar and out-of-the-ordinary dining spots will also be added next year. NewerTUI cancels trips to see Santa in Lapland OlderWorld Travel Awards honours Maldives with top Indian Ocean prizes Six Senses has unveiled plans for the opening of its first property in the Americas in early 2021, with the launch of Six Senses Botanique in Brazil.The resort lies in the Mantiqueira area, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, 3,940 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level and at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains. – Advertisement – These are known as the “mountains that weep” due to the abundance of springs and rivers. Enjoying a temperate climate with endless sunny days, Six Senses Botanique combines mountain serenity with local features and modern luxuries.Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was born out of Fernanda Ralston Semler’s vision to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality that was completely home-grown, recognising local traditions and culture, as well as its natural setting. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Melbourne: Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights.Kohli has shared his vision for the Indian team, saying he wants his nation to be a superpower in the longest format of the game.“I wouldn’t say goal but I would rather speak of a vision, which is for India to be a superpower in Test cricket or a very, very strong side in Test cricket in the years to come,” Kohli was quoted as saying by sports broadcaster Star Sports. “I think if Indian cricket respects Test cricket, and Indian players respect Test cricket, then Test cricket will stay at the top because of the fan base that we have all over the world,” the Indian skipper pointed out.Kohli however, also said the shorter formats of the game are equally important.“If we focus too much on shorter formats – yes, they’re important – but if we solely focus and look at them as an escape or an excuse to not be in the kind of situations that Test cricket presents to you, then there’ll start being a mental problem with the cricketers coming up,” expressed the skipper.Kohli also praised head coach Ravi Shastri saying spending too much time with the game in different roles over the years has helped him understand the game better.“Because he (Shastri) has done so much commentary, and he’s seen the game so much and has played so much himself – just watching the game – he knows where the game is heading,” Kohli said.“So just getting feedback from him constantly has been the biggest help for me, in terms of moulding my own personality into captaincy. He’s someone who has never tried to change me just to be able to fit into the captaincy mode,” the skipper added. (IANS) Also Read: Sports News
The Rockies entered the series with a one-game lead in the National League West standings; the Dodgers are now in first place by two games. After an off-day Monday, the Dodgers visit San Francisco for a three-game series against the last-place Giants.If Sunday’s game had been close, the story would have been Brandon McCarthy. In his third start as a Dodger, he threw six shutout innings while allowing only three hits, all singles. But the game was not close after the Dodgers scored five runs in the sixth inning to extend their 2-0 lead. Two of the runs were unearned because of Morneau’s error, though the hits were no less impressive.Howie Kendrick and Joc Pederson both hit home runs in the inning along with Van Slyke. The Dodgers’ 17 home runs were tied for the major league lead as of the final out Sunday.Even manager Don Mattingly said he was surprised by his club’s home run total. “I never really worry about home runs, if we’re hitting them or not hitting them,” Mattingly said. “They are nice, obviously, but we thought we’d have a grind it out offense where guys would battle for their at-bats and make the guy fight for outs. Part of that ends up being that good things happen.”Justin Turner had three doubles Sunday, Van Slyke had two, and the Dodgers collected 10 extra-base hits as a team. Turner matched a career high with four hits, and A.J. Ellis (2 for 4) collected his first two hits of the season. The 14-hit effort came on a rare 0-for-5 afternoon for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who had reached base in each of the Dodgers’ first 11 games. Gonzalez missed a home run by about 20 feet in the sixth inning. His batting average fell from .553 to .469.“The best hitter in baseball right now didn’t have a single hit and we still put up seven runs and 14 hits,” Ellis said. “That’s the mark of a great team.”McCarthy needed 92 pitches to get through six scoreless innings. He worked out of a first-and-third, nobody-out jam in the sixth by getting Troy Tulowitzki to ground into an inning-ending double play.McCarthy began the day with a 6.75 earned-run average and lowered it to 4.50. His 25 strikeouts are one behind Clayton Kershaw, who leads all major-league pitchers with 26.Adam Liberatore pitched two scoreless innings in relief of McCarthy and Juan Nicasio blanked his former team in the ninth.Of all the things going right for the Dodgers — their power, their bench, their bullpen — Mattingly pointed to an intangible quality as the most impressive aspect of the winning streak.“Just the kind of day-in, day-out mentality,” he said. “I haven’t seen anybody get totally excited, going crazy. I think we understand where we’re at in the season and just the day-in, day-out of it.”The Dodgers’ roster is laden with veterans like Gonzalez, Kendrick, Ellis and Jimmy Rollins who have been through streaks like this before. Pederson is a rookie, but even he understands the value of keeping an even keel while fans go crazy, as they surely will in San Francisco.“It’s baseball,” Pederson said. “Right when you think you’ve got it figured out, got it made, it’ll humble you quickly.” Scott Van Slyke hit a pop-up in foul territory in the sixth inning Sunday, just outside the first-base line where the Civil Rights Game logo has begun to fade.Justin Morneau, the Colorado Rockies’ veteran first baseman, got under the baseball, looked up and lost it in the sun. The error was a harmless one for a few seconds, until Van Slyke belted a two-run home run to left field.The at-bat summed up a series, and a six-game homestand, in which the Dodgers could do no wrong. Their 7-0 win over the Rockies extended their winning streak to seven games.“When you’re winning all you think about is winning the next game,” Van Slyke said. “I don’t think anybody’s sitting here, like, patting themselves on the back thinking we won seven in a row. I guarantee you everyone’s thinking about the game on Tuesday.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
New York has made an offer to Machado for $220 million over seven to eight years, according to baseball analyst and former MLB general manager Jim Duquette. [email protected]_Duquette has the latest on the Yankees’ pursuit of Manny Machado 🌡 pic.twitter.com/ExZqqdghxq— SNY (@SNYtv) February 9, 2019While the offer is aggressive, Duquette notes the problem for the Yankees is “a lot of teams are in that range also” and “another club has gone further than that.” He also stated the Yankees aren’t going to be the highest bidder. The report comes after Yankees principal owner and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner addressed why New York hasn’t signed Machado or Bryce Harper. “If there’s a narrative that we’re not spending money and being cheap, it’s just false,” Steinbrenner said Thursday, via ESPN. “I mean, we’re well above $200 million (in payroll) – we’re at $220 (million) right now – and we’re well above where we were last year. Related News In addition to the Yankees, Machado met with the White Sox and Phillies at the end of December. The Padres also joined the mix last month after rumors emerged that Machado had been offered a seven-year, $175 million contract by an unspecified team – far cheaper than most early estimates of what it would take to sign him.As one of this offseason’s most coveted targets, previous reports indicated Machado could be in line to earn multiyear deal that pays him upward of $300 million. Machado, 26, is coming off a season in which he was sent from the Orioles to the Dodgers before the trade deadline. He registered a .297/.367/.538 slash line in 162 games. He also hit 37 home runs and tallied 107 RBIs. He has made four All-Star teams and won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year MLB career. “Fans should keep an open mind that I’m never done until I’m done, and that’s usually not until Opening Day. … Proposals come to me every day with these guys, between the analytics guys and the pro scouting guys, and I’m going to consider every single one of them.” MLB hot stove: Hal Steinbrenner talks Bryce Harper, Manny Machado