Find your next adventure on a Nat Geo map! With so many exciting new maps being released for the summer, there were plenty of adventures to be found. The Road Atlas‘s were especially popular– lets all road trip north to escape the heat. Check out the lightness and ease of setting up and breaking down a pair of LEKI Poles! It only took us a few minutes to master the ‘LEKI pull.’ If you hold them in two specific spots and hold, it literally builds itself in less than a second. We had a great time showing scavenger hunt participants the fastest way to equip themselves with poles. Take a crazy photo in a Crazy Creek chair! We had Crazy Creek chairs stationed all around the festival. You had your pick of the original chair or Crazy Legs Quad Beach/Festival Chair or Crazy Legs Leisure Chair. How crazy was your crazy photo? Experience the future, with a UCO headlamp! Before trying a UCO headlamp, I had no idea there could be so many improvements to the classic model you find at your local sporting goods store. Copper Mountain attendees got to see for themselves why this headlamp is brighter than the rest (literally). We attended our second year of Copper Mountain Music Festival, and enjoyed the second year of dipping and ducking around Center Village ticking off activities in a mountain-wide scavenger hunt. Follow along in our own virtual scavenger hunt as we explore Copper and the companies that helped made Copper Mountain Music Festival awesome for the second year in a row.Pack a Sea To Summit Ultra Light Hammock. These hammocks are ultra light, and ultra easy to pack. Coming in at the super skinny 5.4 ounces, they’re breathable but able to support you in all your relaxing needs. If you need reassurance, take a look at the video we did last year. Check out the Wenzel Tent! What better way to get away from the energy of the festival than to peak into a Wenzel tent and have some time to yourself. We set up the tent in the grass and let participants have some time out of the sun. Copper Mountain is a resort built on family and community. We felt right at home when we pulled into the festival for the second time. Everyone who participated in the scavenger hunt was happy, excited, and ready to try new things. If that’s not a good basis for a community, we don’t know what is.We have plenty of community events coming up and we would love to see you at all of them! Next Saturday, July 14th, we are working with Salida Mountain Trails to build more trails in the area. On July 21st we are hosting our second annual Elevation Outdoors group campout. Hope to see you there! Guess the weight of the Lowe Alpine pack! Can you virtually guess it through the screen? We even let participants hold the pack to get a better guess. This Aeon weighs in at a mere 33 ounces and functions as both a daypack or one-night backpacking backpack. Tour the Live Outside and Play Van.We had our home on display for everyone to peek into. This year, Timbr Basecamps helped with our build, and then we finished it off. Plenty of questions, plenty of answers, and plenty of interest in the #vanlife. Take a photo of your best “air row” in an Old Town kayak! You don’t need water to experience how comfortable these kayaks are. Even on land you can explore the storage possibilities and recline in the fully adjustable seat. We had many a kid and adult alike take em out for an “air spin” Learn how to expand and break down a Hydrapak! When you can hold a packed up HydraPak in your hands, you can truly see how convenient they are. This water bottle got popped in and out all day long and still held strong by the end of the day. Challenge a Nite Ize gear tie by hanging as much gear as possible! This one was tough to do because we were worried the tent was going to break before the gear tie did. These tiny guys are mighty, reusable, and super duper strong. Taste some Mountain House freeze-dried food. Slingin’ samples all day! We had the two burner going from morning to evening making Mountain House samples. With a variety of flavors to try, we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner covered.
Mumbai: World champion Carolina Marin had to find a special gear against 2018 India Open champion Beiwen Zhang to help Pune 7 Aces earn their first points in the fourth edition of the Premier Badminton League at the NSCI Dome here on Monday.Marin, who had lost her first match of the new season against Hyderabad Hunters’ P.V. Sindhu in the tournament opener, was under a lot of pressure after her team lost the first two matches of the second tie, having lost all the five matches on Saturday.Zhang was clearly high on confidence with her team already 3-0 ahead and that showed in her aggressive play in the opening game and had a 9-7 lead before Marin strung a series of four points to get a two-point advantage.Marin then showed the trademark big match temperament to see off a spirited fight from Zhang, who closed in at 14-13, by raising the tempo of the rally to pocket the game.The Spaniard seemed to be in a hurry to finish the match as she simply raised the pace of the rallies and was seen moving quickly between points as she raced to a 8-1 lead.Zhang fought back well after the mid-game interval as she managed to close the gap at 11-8 but Marin kept her composure to win 15-13, 15-9 to claim two points of the trump match and close the gap on Awadhe Warriors.Earlier, Pune’s hopes of starting the second tie of the tournament with a win did not fructify despite Brice Leverdez putting up a strong fight against Awadhe Warriors’ icon player and World No 5, Son Wan Ho.The Frenchman, who had beaten the likes of former world number one, Lee Chong Wei on the BWF Tour, looked primed to spring an upset when he came back from an 11-8 deficit to earn two game points at 12-14 in the first game.But that was not to be as the South Korean Son dominated the net on the next three points to pocket the first game and never looked under pressure in the second, racing to a 15-14, 15-7 win.Pune 7 Aces, who this time patterned Vladimir Ivanov with skipper Mathias Boe for men’s doubles, would have hoped that the experienced duo could finally find a way to that elusive point which would get them rolling in the competition.But Lee Yang and Mathias Christiansen cruised in the opening game and those Ivanov and Boe fought back from a 6-12 deficit to take the game till the decider point then ended up losing the match 15-12, 15-14. IANS Also Read: Ashmita wins singles title at Tata Badminton Championship
LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Devika Pawar Since its launch in 2014, PKL has witnessed a variety of players establish their talent. From Anup Kumar to Joginder Narwal, players have proved their prowess on the mat multiple times. This year, the Pro Kabaddi League is in its seventh season. As the playoffs for PKL 2019 are fast approaching, let us take a look at the top five PKL raiders of all time.Also read | PKL | Top Raiders From Pro Kabaddi League: Pardeep, Naveen And PawanTop five raiders in the history of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 1. Pardeep NarwalUnsurprisingly, Pardeep record-breaker Narwal tops this list with 1101 raid points. Becoming the highest point-scorer for his debut season with Patna Pirates, this young talent from Haryana took the kabaddi world by storm. His eight-point raid against Haryana Steelers in season 5 is still clearly etched in everyone’s memories. For PKL 2019, Pardeep has a total of 243 points.Also read | PKL | TAM Vs GUJ: Thalaivas Vs Fortunegiants Match Prediction2. Rahul ChaudhariWith 942 raid points, Rahul Raid Machine Chaudhari is placed second on this table. As quick as a fox, this star raider is known to change the game around single-handedly. In season 4, Chaudhari became the first raider to cross the 400-point mark. This PKL season, Chaudhari ranks ninth with 117 raid points.Also read | PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers Qualify For Playoffs With A Stellar Win3. Deepak Niwas HoodaCurrently the captain of Jaipur Pink Panthers, Deepak Hooda ranks third with 856 raid points to his name. In PKL season 6, Hooda was the most successful all-rounder with 208 total points to his name. He is known for his flawless execution of the running hand touch. As per the PKL season 7 rankings, Hooda has scored 146 raid points.4. Ajay ThakurThe hero of India’s 2016 Kabaddi World Cup victory, Ajay Iceman Thakur is placed fourth on this list of all-time raid point scorers. Thakur has scored a total of 790 raid points throughout PKL history. His signature move is the spectacular frog jump. For the current PKL season, Thakur has earned a total of 58 points.5. Maninder SinghManinder Singh is ranked fifth on this list with his total of 718 raid points. Scoring most raid points for Jaipur Pink Panthers in his PKL season 1, Maninder has only enhanced his performance throughout the years. Currently, he is the captain of Bengal Warriors. Maninder has scored 192 raid points in PKL season 7.Also read | PKL | Bengal Warriors Vs Dabang Delhi KC: Match Preview And Team News First Published: 30th September, 2019 13:03 IST 11 months ago PKL 2019: Top four raiders in Pro Kabaddi League 2019 so far WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 13:03 IST PKL: Top Five Raiders In The History Of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League PKL has gained a massive fan following since its inception in 2014. With new raiders emerging each year, here is a list of five all-time raiders in PKL history
Last year’s national spelling champion is a 14-year-old kid whose one-liners kept everyone laughing a year ago. His parents moved to the United States from central India, and he wants to be a neurosurgeon when he grows up. The runner-up at last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee is an all-business 13-year-old Indian-American boy from Michigan. He’s also set his sights on neurosurgery.And this year’s winner is a 13-year-old Kansas girl with a sweet smile and a last name that’s a spelling challenge unto itself. You guessed it: Her family comes from India, and she wants to be a neurosurgeon.“Is that right?” said Naresh Chand, bursting out in laughter. “That’s a coincidence. That’s a big coincidence.” Kavya Shivashankar in the final round of the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee which she won in Washington.Naresh is the father of Sidharth Chand, whose mishap in the final round last year allowed Sameer Mishra to claim the title. Trailing closely behind both was Kavya Shivashankar, a three-time finalist who tied for fourth last year, but won the championship this year. The three have come to know each other through the bee — spellers are a tight-knit community, keeping tabs on each other through e-mails and instant messages throughout the year — but it never occurred to any of them that they share more than a heritage.“They only want (to be) neurosurgeons. How many people are going to go for neurosurgery?” Sidharth’s mother, Sunita, said with a shrug and a laugh.Those who follow the bee see the Indian-neurosurgeon quirk as less of a coincidence. In the same way that Hakeem Olajuwon’s success in the NBA inspired a generation of Nigerians to take up basketball, Sidharth, Sameer and Kavya can trace their roots to Balu Natarajan of Chicago, who in 1985 became the first Indian-American national bee champion.Balu inspired others, who in turn became role models for more would-be champions. Kavya’s heroine is Nupur Lala, who won the bee in 1999 and was featured in the documentary “Spellbound.” Sameer was motivated when his friend Anurag Kashyap won in 2005 and was coached by older sister Shruti, a three-time national bee participant. Altogether there have been eight Indian-American champions, including six of the past 10.While it’s tempting to suggest the spellers were just showing off by picking a long word as a potential occupation, their choice of neurosurgery isn’t surprising. The 293 competitors in Washington this week are bright kids flush with big goals. In a survey conducted by the bee, physician was listed as the No. 1 career ambition, followed by author, lawyer, scientist and engineer.Sameer, for his part, thinks his mind is perfectly wired to study the brain.“It’s really interesting how I can memorize a lot of words, (while) some people have a knack for logic for math and stuff,” Sameer said in a telephone interview from his home in Indiana. “It’s a really interesting aspect of the brain.” 2008 Spelling Bee winner Sameer Mishra.Kavya’s father said his daughter became fascinated with medicine in 2005, when she won a spelling bee that featured nothing but medical terms. Kavya was also quick to point out that her idol, Lala, is now a research assistant in the brain and cognitive sciences lab at MIT.“I’ve always been interested in how the body works, and especially the brain,” Kavya said. “I always thought it was really interesting.”Sidharth is a different case altogether. He came home one day as a fifth-grader with news he had won his school’s bee. His mother had no idea what he was talking about, but from that day on, spelling became his passion.He’s one of the rare spellers wearing a suit and tie for his photograph in the official bee guide. Sidharth seemed nervous Tuesday and skipped the annual speller’s barbecue on Monday to study declining an interview so he wouldn’t be distracted from reams of pages of words and notes. He allowed a reporter into his hotel room just long enough to be photographed, so the origin of the neurosurgeon ambition listed in his bio remained a mystery — even to his parents.“He doesn’t have any friends from the spelling circle,” Sunita said. “He’s not a very social kind of a person, so where this neurosurgeon business comes from, I don’t have a clue.” The Quest To BeeIndian fascination with the Spelling Bee was launched by Balu Natarajan of Chicago who became the first Indian winner in 1985, followed by Rageshree Ramachandran in 1988. At this year’s bee, Nearly a third of the 41 semi-finalists and 10% of the total 293 competitors were Indian Americans. Indians have dominated the bee this decade, winning seven of the last 10 contests.1985 Balu Natarajan1988 Rageshree Ramachandran 1999 Nupur Lala 2000 George Thampy 2002 Pratyush Buddiga 2003 Sai Gunturi 2005 Anurag Kashyap 2008 Sameer Mishra 2009 Kavya Shivashankar Related Items