first_imgOn how well he has adapted to the conditions, being new On how well he has adapted to the conditions, being new to the IPL, Stoinis said, “I think you are forced to adapt or you get kicked out pretty quickly. I am enjoying every opportunity because youve got to adapt really quickly to succeed in every game at a higher level. My game has changed a little bit, every game situation is a good test. I think the key is consistent development and just improve all the time.” Stoinis insisted that he was not entirely new to the sub-continent conditions. “I was here last year, I played a few Australia A games here as well. But this is the first time I have been here for an extended period. The conditions arent too foreign, the pressure may be a bit different compared to the Big Bash and that sort of stuff. The game is very similar,” he said. Stoinis said it was important to take tips from the senior players and incorporate those into your game. “I think the key is to talk to experienced players around you. Weve got Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay and some great experienced bowlers as well. I think the key for me has been to talk to these guys and try to use these tips in your training and then put into the game,” he explained. PTI SUN CM CMlast_img read more

China city curbs dog walking, bans them in parks, stadiums

first_imgBeijing, Nov 6 (AP) A city in southwestern China has banned dog walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces.The ordinance issued by the city of Wenshan in Yunnan province on Oct. 29 has been called the most restrictive in a nation where dog ownership has long been subject to tight regulations.Under communist China’s founder Mao Zedong, pet ownership was considered a bourgeois affection but it has revived over recent decades with Chinese being more affluent but having smaller families.Many cities, however, still maintain rules on what size dogs can live in what areas, with the capital Beijing banning large dogs from the city center.However, Wenshan’s ban appears to go well beyond that by saying dogs can only be outside before 7 a.m. and after 10 p.m.It also says dog leashes cannot be longer than 1 meter (3 feet) and dogs can only be walked by adults.(AP) AMSAMSlast_img read more