ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Twitter print Dressed in red aprons, the women of the Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) are set up in outrageously red decorated booths spread throughout the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo arena to call out to attendees. Their goal is to sell souvenir programs.Programs have been sold by the JLFW for 60 years to raise money for Fort Worth charities, according to their website.The programs are sold for three dollars a piece. One dollar goes back to the Junior League of Fort Worth, which is donated to the charities they support.Souvenir programs include the event schedule for the entire stock show, a map of the area and a list of all the rodeo contestants, sponsors, and highlights from the past stock shows.Rachel Manning, co-chair for the Junior League said they have implemented a new “yell and sell” strategy to attract the attention of rodeo attendees this year.“Our new yell and sell logo is one of our biggest accomplishments with the stock show,” Manning said.Manning leads the JLFW Program Sales Committee with other co-chair Jenna Sykes.Sykes, a TCU alum, said she is proud to give back to her community and be a part of something bigger than herself.“Being a co-chair of this committee is important to me because I love this community,” Sykes said. “The rodeo is such a fabrication of Fort Worth, and the definition of why Fort Worth is Cowtown.”The local charities that JLFW donates to include: ACH Wellness Program, Catholic Charities, Easter Seals of North Texas, Fort Worth Drowning Prevention, Fortress Youth Development Center, Rivertree Academy, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Texas Ballet Theater, and YWCA.“We support our charities in different capacities,” Manning said.Manning said there are certain charities the organization is only able to donate money to. Others the junior league is able to donate money and volunteer their time. The junior league as a whole votes on the projects and determines which organizations will receive their donations.Becky Delaune, director of community development at the Tarrant Area Food Bank and sustaining member of the JLFW, handles donations and works with volunteers that the junior league provides for the food bank.“I learned most everything I know about working in the community from working through the junior league and through my membership there,” Delaune said. “It’s very fulfilling to see that money come back through.”Delaune said that they spend the money they receive on general operating costs, programs to raise awareness about hunger in the community and other initiatives like a mobile pantry that the food bank operates every week.She added that each dollar received from each program sold at the stock show and rodeo provides five meals for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. This year, the Junior League plans to give the food bank $20,000.This would provide 100,000 meals across the Tarrant area, Delaune said.Manning said their goal for this year is to sell 20,000 individual programs throughout the entire stock show.“During the stock show, we actually get to see all of our hard work come to fruition,” Manning said. “We have a lot of fun, and also have a great bonding experience. All of these women apart of this committee, we are so very close and have a very competitive spirit. It makes us drive each other to reach our goals.”Some attendants of the stock show and rodeo purchase programs in order to support the junior league and the local charities, while others buy them to follow along with the rodeo.John Langston, a rodeo attendee bought a program and said he was happy to learn that he was also contributing to his local community.“I did not know that buying a program gives back to the Fort Worth community, but I’m happy to do it,” Langston said. “The rodeo and stock show is a Fort Worth tradition, and we are happy to support it in any way we can.” Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Linkedin The Wandering Boutique Early Childhood Matters class aims to improve early education in Fort Worth Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday New food truck joins Blue Zones Project Forth-Annual Fort Worth Earth Party Facebook Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Twitter Facebook Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Previous articleNew voters: deadline to register for Texas primary is Jan. 30Next articleDowntown Design Review Board approves signage for Hooters Libby Vincek RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ ReddIt Libby Vincek
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 2019-2028F – ResearchAndMarkets.com Facebook Pinterest Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global identity theft protection services market is anticipated to achieve a CAGR of 13.06% during the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2028. Identity Theft Protection Services are the services offered to monitor personal information in credit applications, public records, and other places where personal data can be stolen. These monitoring and recovery services regularly access consumer’s credit reports and credit scores and alerts if there is any suspicious activity monitored in the account. Factors such as the increasing occurrences of cybercrime and identity thefts around the globe, backed by the growing utilization of electronic identity and other advanced technologies are anticipated to promote towards the growth of the global identity theft protection services market. Additionally, factors such as the increasing concerns for cybercrimes and identity thefts that has increased significantly in the recent years, along with the fear of misuse of these important data, which is raising the need amongst the end users to increasingly adopt identity theft protection services, are anticipated to drive the growth of the global identity theft protection services market. The global identity theft protection services market consists of various segments that are segmented by theft type, services, end user and by region. The theft type segment is further divided into monitoring services and identity recovery & identity theft insurance services. Among these segments, the monitoring services registered the largest share along with a value of around USD 3000 million in the year 2019. Additionally, the segment is anticipated to cross a value of around USD 8600 million by growing at a CAGR of around 13% during the forecast period. The monitoring services segment is further divided into credit monitoring and identity monitoring. Out of these, the identity monitoring segment registered the largest market share and is further anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 12% during the forecast period. Based on region, the global identity theft protection services is segmented into five major regions including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The market in Asia Pacific registered a market share of around 17% in the year 2019 and is further expected to grow with a CAGR of around 14% during the forecast period and reach a value of around USD 2500 million by the end of 2028. Some of the affluent industry leaders in the global identity theft protection services market are Equifax, Inc., LexisNexis Risk Solutions, AllClear ID, Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation, NortonLifeLock Inc., TransUnion LLC, IdentityForce, Inc. and IdentityIQ. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction 1.1. Market Definition 1.2. Product Overview 1.3. Market Segmentation 2. Research Methodology 2.1. Research Objective 2.2. Secondary Research 2.3. Primary Research 2.3. Market Size Estimation 3. Executive Summary – Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market 4. Analysis of Market Dynamics 4.1. Drivers 4.2. Restraints/Challenges 4.3. Trends 4.4. Opportunities 5. Impact of COVID-19 Analysis on Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market 6. Assessment of Major Identity Theft Monitoring Tools 6.1. Solarwinds Identity Monitor 6.2. Identity Force 6.3. IdentityIQ 6.4. Intelius Identity Protect 6.5. Lifelock 7. Assessment of Identity & Theft Monitoring Services 7.1. Professional Identity Monitoring 7.2. DIY Identity Monitoring 8. Analysis of Various Features Associated with identity Theft Protection Services 8.1. Tri-Bureau Credit Monitoring 8.2. Dark Web Monitoring 8.3. Insurance Coverage 8.4. Restoration Services 8.5. Bank Account Monitoring 9. Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 9.1. Market Size and forecast, 2019-2028F By Value (USD Million) 9.2. Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market Segmentation, 2019-2028F By Theft TypeCriminal Identity Theft, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Financial Identity Theft, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Credit Card Fraud, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Government Identity Theft, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Employment Identity Theft, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Other Types, 2019-2028F (USD Million)By ServicesMonitoring Services, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Credit Monitoring, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Identity Monitoring, 2019-2028F (USD Million)Identity Recovery and Theft Insurance Services, 2019-2028F (USD Million)By End-UserEnterprise, 2019-2028F (USD Million) 10. North America Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 11. Europe Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 12. Asia-Pacific Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 13. Latin America Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 14. Middle East and Africa Identity Theft Protection Services Market Outlook 15. Competitive Landscape 15.1. AllClear ID 15.2. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. 15.3 Equifax Inc. 15.4. Fair Isaac Corporation 15.5. LexisNexis Risk Solutions 15.6. Norton LifeLock Inc. 15.7. TransUnion 15.8. IdentityForce, Inc. 15.9. IdentityIQ For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/yea1c6 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005689/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Written by July 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former BYU Star Jack Morris Enshrined In Baseball Hall of Fame Tags: Alan Trammell/Atlanta Braves/Bob Costas/BYU Baseball/Chipper Jones/Cleveland Indians/Detroit Tigers/Ford C. Frick Award/J.G. Taylor Spink Award/Jack Morris/Jim Thome/Minnesota Twins/Philadelphia Phillies/San Diego Padres/Sheldon Ocker/Toronto Blue Jays/Trevor Hoffman/Vladimir Guerrero FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y.-Sunday, former BYU baseball star, pitcher Jack Morris, was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.He is the first former Cougar to be accepted into the Baseball Hall of Fame per byucougars.com.Morris, a four-time World Series champion, matriculated at BYU from 1975-1976 before the Detroit Tigers drafted him in the fifth round of the 1976 MLB Draft.Morris then played for the Tigers from 1977-1990, helping Detroit capture the 1984 World Series title, downing the San Diego Padres 4-1.He then helped the Minnesota Twins win the 1991 World Series by downing the Atlanta Braves in seven games.Next, he went to Toronto and won back-to-back world series in 1992 and 1993 with the Toronto Blue Jays, as they vanquished the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively.Morris concluded his career in 1994 with the Cleveland Indians.In playing his career entirely within the American League, Morris was a five-time All-Star, earning the nod for the AL in the 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1991 seasons for the Midsummer Classic.He also led the American League in wins in both the 1981 and 1992 seasons and was the 1983 AL strikeouts leader while with the Tigers.Morris is still the Major League Baseball record-holder for consecutive opening day starts, taking the mound first every season from 1980-1993.Other inductees in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 include outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, pitcher Trevor Hoffman, third baseman Chipper Jones, star slugger Jim Thome and shortstop Alan Trammell, Morris’ longtime teammate in Detroit.Additionally, veteran sportscaster Bob Costas was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award, the annual award given by the Baseball Hall of Fame to broadcasters.Longtime Cleveland Indians writer Sheldon Ocker was awarded with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, annually awarded to a sportswriter for “meritorious contributions to baseball writing.” Brad James
This is Prudential’s first deal in 2015, after writing £1.7bn in 2014 to become the third-largest player behind Legal & General (L&G) and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).The insurer, known for flirting with the UK bulk annuity market with sporadic business, said earlier this year it would continue to operate with discipline and very selectively, and that its strategy was working well.Andy Reed, director of DB solutions at Prudential, said the insurer had good aspirations in 2015 but stressed it had to be on the right terms.“We do not have a limit or target [for 2015], but it is more about if the opportunity is good for us at that given point in time,” he said.“We like the market, but we write business as it suits us. We’re not in the £3bn-4bn range, and this size of transaction is very suitable.”Reed also said the individual annuities business arm of Prudential, one of the UK’s largest providers, was not influencing the bulk annuity business strategy.The pension scheme and sponsor were advised by consultancy LCP in the latest deal.LCP said the deal was a spike in bulk annuity business in Q2 compared with Q1, joining Lehmans and one other £500m-plus deal.LCP partner Michelle Wright said the deal was also arranged to allow additional annuity policies to be added at a later date on agreed terms.The first quarter of 2015 was dominated by L&G, which wrote £644m, but Prudential and Rothesay Life have now stamped claims on Q2 with larger deals.This year’s reported business for Q1 and announcements in Q2 still lag behind levels seen in 2014, a record year for the UK market.Market participants insured more than £4bn of liabilities by April 2014, compared with £804m this year.By the end of Q2 last year, insurers reached a total of £6.9bn, a feat unlikely to be reached even with the deals announced by Prudential and Rothesay Life.Wright said, despite the 2015 market’s starting in a lumpy fashion, business levels were picking up, with strong demand from UK pension schemes.“[Last year] was characterised by large transactions [ICI (£3.6bn), TRW (£2.5bn) and Total (£1.6bn)], and this year it seemed to be a slower start,” she said. “But activity is picking up.”The record £12bn of deals in 2014 was expected to entice several other insurance companies into the market, particularly after the UK government changed defined contribution (DC) regulations that spelt a reduction in the size of the individual annuity market.UK insurer Scottish Widows announced its intention to enter the bulk space by the third quarter of 2015, a move LCP said would bring “welcomed capacity” to the market and lead to further competitive pricing. The Northern Bank Pension Scheme has secured a £680m (€932m) bulk annuity buy-in with Prudential as the insurer enters the 2015 market with the largest deal thus far.The £1.25bn pension fund secured the buy-in insurance contract to cover the majority of its pensioner members and dependants.Prudential’s win marginally surpasses the £675m deal stuck between Rothesay Life and the UK Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme last month to become the largest transaction of the year.Northern Bank provides retail banking services in Northern Ireland under the trading name of Danske Bank, and its closed defined benefit (DB) scheme supports around 5,000 members, 2,000 of which have just been insured.
A man told a Garda he was a member of the IRA and would have him shot.Edward Deery was charged with being drunk and abusive at Paddy Power bookmakers in Letterkenny on November 25th last at 2.50pm in the afternoon. Letterkenny District Court heard how the 58 year old threatened staff and had called a female staff member a “c***.”Gardai arrived and he threatened them before being arrested.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said the man and a friend had been drinking in Derry all the previous day and had continued when they arrived back in Letterkenny.He stressed that his client, of Legnahoory, Kilmacrennan, had no issue with the Gardai and did not really know what he was saying.He claimed that a small quantity of cannabis herb found in his pocket was not his at all.The man had claimed that he had taken it from some young people in Derry because he was completely against cannabis but had simply put it is his pocket and forgotten about it.Judge Paul Kelly told the accused that if he donated €150 to the Garda Benevolent Fund, that he would strike out the charge when he appears in court again on January 20th.He also fined the accused €250 for using threatening and abusive behaviour and a further €150 on the drugs charge.Man told Garda he was in the IRA and would have him shot was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalIRAletterkennyPaddy POwershot
Imagine how cool it would be to get in your car and have the road do the driving. The highway would stretch or shrink, moving this way or that, till you saw your destination and hopped off. That appears to be what the cargo-bearing motors do in the cells in your body. A new paper by a team of American biophysicists published the hypothesis in PNAS this week.1 Cell biologists have known for a long time that molecular motors move cargo around on long strands of protein, called microtubules, that form an intracellular highway network (12/04/2003) called the cytoskeleton. One observation that has been confusing, though, is why the motors seem to just move back and forth (bidirectional transport) instead of making progress toward a destination. It doesn’t seem to make any sense. Would a car that has to get somewhere just keep shifting between forward and reverse gears? It starts to make better sense when you consider that the road is also doing the moving. The situation in a cell is much more complex than suggested above. The cell is a crowded environment, with enzymes and parts moving about rapidly. In addition, there is thermal motion adding to the hustle and bustle. Microtubules grow and shrink as their molecular components are added and removed constantly. Cargo-carrying motors, like dynein and kinesin, attach and detach from their freeways all the time. It seems chaotic, but the cell works. Somehow it is a powerhouse of organization and function. The authors of this new idea proposed that any given cargo vesicle has multiple motors attached to multiple tracks at a time. These motors can work in concert, tugging on the microtubules, making them bend and buckle at times. Think of what could happen if cars could do this on a 3-D freeway system, in which they had attachments to multiple tracks at once. They could compress the road, let go of the overhead track, and then shoot out quickly for miles as the road beneath them stretched back to its extended position. Some vehicles along for the ride could get a free ride – like on a moving sidewalk that advances by un-stretching itself. Is this a novel concept, or what? Here’s how the authors explained it, after first dismissing other possibilities:Given these observations, a more parsimonious explanation is that nonthermal (motor-induced) forces and quenched disorder constraining the microtubule backbones within the cell body generate large backbone undulations. Numerous constraints are imposed by the crowded intracellular environment, forcing the microtubule backbone into an effective highly curved confining tube, in particular through entanglement with other microtubules. The large stored length of microtubules (within the cell body) is transmitted over long distances by the virtually incompressible microtubules and projected in the longitudinal direction inside the processes…. … The fluctuating tensions are induced by multiple molecular motors decorating intracellular cargos and cross-bridging between several microtubules at a time. The microtubule network actively “animated” in this fashion induces an additional velocity component that adds to the motor-driven cargo transport velocities in the microtubule fixed reference frame.A cell’s molecular motors thus drive the road as well as the car! With this mechanism, they get a velocity boost that helps them arrive at their destinations faster than if they simply moved along the microtubule at constant velocity. This also begins to explain why the motors move back and forth:As suggested by our data, within the “fluctuating cytoskeleton” picture we can indeed understand the observed back-and-forth motion as a consequence of a peculiar form of tug of war of many motors competing with each other and with microtubule elastic forces. As opposed to the “local” tug of war of opposite polarity motors on the same vesicle, the “global” tug of war described here allows large numbers of motors distributed along the whole microtubule to exert forces at a time and compete for the direction of microtubule movement. When bent on large scales, the microtubules offer a rather large compliance to the exerted longitudinal and lateral forces, which in turn allows all of the motors along their length to act at a time and generate the observed microtubule fluctuations. Switching of motor pulling and microtubule relaxation phases can induce a back-and-forth motion of the microtubule backbone.But a question remains. How does this help the motor get its attached cargo get to its destination? Simple: it hitchhikes. This is actually the term they suggested to describe their hypothesis. Some motors only need a short hop. They grab the moving microtubule and let go when they need to. Others, needing rapid transit across longer distances, play the system by binding and unbinding repeatedly. In a matter of seconds, the motor can cover a long distance (relative to its own tiny size). The moving-sidewalk system even works for cargos without their own motors. “For this mode of motility involving transient binding of cargos to moving microtubules, which eventually leads to a long-range dispersion, we suggest the term ‘hitchhiking,’” they said. “Exploiting this simple mechanism, even cargos devoid of active motors can be efficiently dispersed throughout the entire cell.” In short,“We demonstrate that, besides being tracks for motors that directly haul cargos, microtubules can transmit the force of distant motors onto a cargo over large separations.”2 1. Kulik, Brown, Kim, Kural, Blehm, Selvin, Nelson and Gelfand, “The role of microtubule movement in bidirectional organelle transport,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Published online before print July 14, 2008, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0800031105.2. Physicists may enjoy this extra detail: This implies a mechanical nonlocality of the cytoskeleton because a longitudinal pulling strain in an almost stretched microtubule is essentially instantaneously transmitted over long distances. Furthermore, microtubule motion on intermediate timescales (tens of milliseconds to several seconds) can be understood as a consequence of pulling out the slack length of microtubules induced by random constraints and motor forces along its entire length.”Frequent readers of CEH will know immediately the answer to this pop quiz question. “True or false: evolution was mentioned in this paper.” (Answer: false). As amazing as this explanation was, other questions come to mind. How does the motor know where to get on and off? How do the motors conspire to control the microtubules for best effect? Remember, these are blind molecules in a busy, seemingly chaotic environment. The results, however, are anything but chaotic. 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Looking to build a color grading suite? The following resources provide everything you need to know to pick the best grading monitor for professional results.If you’re new to color grading then the most important thing to know is that without a properly calibrated grading monitor it is impossible to promise your clients color accuracy. Without a professional calibrated monitor you’re just whistling in the wind.So, given the vast array of options, budgets and opinions what is the best grading monitor to get? Especially if you’re just starting out? Here is a round up of some of the best places to learn and some of the best people to learn from.How to Choose a Reference MonitorIf you’ve not heard of Alexis Van Hurkman then you won’t know that he literally wrote the manual for DaVinci Resolve, just released 12 hours of DaVinci Resolve video training and authored the excellent Color Correction Handbook. He’s also shares great color grading tips and insight on his blog and Twitter.Pull together $30,000 and buy a Dolby PRM-4200. It’s big (42?), it has nice deep blacks because of its insane backlighting technology, it’s got stable color, excellent shadow detail, multi-standard support, contains the full gamut of both Rec 709 and P3 for DCI work, and it’s a giant piece of equipment that will impress everyone who comes into your suite.Don’t have a spare $30k? Then definitely read the rest of Alexis’ post on how to choose a color grading monitor. It is a detailed write-up on understanding the different sorts of grading monitors available. The comments are certainly worth taking the time over too.Grading Monitor DiscussionThe third episode of the excellent Color Grading podcast from the Coloristos (three professional colorists) features a lengthy discussion of different monitors from Dolby, Sony, Panasonic, FSI and JVC. Its a little tricky to keep track of all the model numbers and such but this post on Lift Gamma Gain has them all typed up for you. If you’re about to invest any serious money then this definitely worth a listen first.Affordable Grading MonitorsOkay, okay so what should you get if you want the absolute budget option, just to get you out of the gate? Well check out this previous post which features a great Macbreak Studio video (again featuring Alexis) where he answers more specifically which monitor to go for. There is also a great post from colorist Aaron Williams on his recommendations.How to set up a color grading suiteSo once you’ve gotten your expensive piece of equipment how do you set up your color grading suite correctly? Well for a nuts and bolts view check out this six part video series from Steve Oakley and Carey Dissmore. Or check out this post for an easy to read technical walkthrough of a complete guide to setting up a color grading suite from Ryan E Walters – covering everything from getting the right wall paint to using iPads in your color grading workflow.
To broaden its international appeal, it helps that the gravity-defying mallakhamb doesn’t require much money or equipment. With only a rope or a wooden pole, it is an activity compatible in a village playground as well as the neighborhood gym.In India, a country with some 800 million people living in poverty, that could be mallakhamb’s greatest strength.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, players perform on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)MUMBAI, India — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.ADVERTISEMENT Deshpande says the sport has gained an international audience owing partly to reality television shows such as India’s Got Talent where mallakhamb performers have won popularity. Cirque du Soleil’s show Bazzar also features a mallakhamb performance.In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, Vikram Nadkarni, of Newcastle, England, performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Participants from 15 countries, including the U.S. and Germany, will compete in the championship.In the evening, the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai comes alive with mallakhamb players swirling around poles and on ropes, falling, only to get up and make another attempt.International players have started arriving to train. Delia Ceruti, 36, an aerialist and physical performer from Italy, has been practicing mornings and evenings under Deshpande.In this Feb 5, 2019, photo, a mallakhamb instructor Sachin Malekar, right, calms a child who made an unsuccessful attempt to climb the pole, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)“I am used to physically demanding activities but I am learning completely new techniques,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.Now after centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship this weekend in the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where it first originated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, a trainer helps Alfie Meeson of Newcastle, England, on a mallakhamb pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Like yoga, the time has come for mallakhamb to be shared with people across the globe, said Uday Deshpande, director and secretary general of the Vishwa Mallakhamb Federation“Our goal is to inspire a new generation of sports fans who can experience the discipline, endurance and concentration required by this sport,” he said. 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