Six Nations 2015: Small margins holding Scotland back, says Russell

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Finn Russell insists that Scotland are improving despite an RBS 6 Nations campaign that finished using a whitewash that is woeful as they lost 40-10 defeat to champions Ireland in Edinburgh.

Scotland isn’t an all too distant memory. It was just three years back eight months afterwards, when it occurred with former head coach Andy Robinson leaving his job the day after a shock defeat to Tonga.

After a far from productive transition interval with Scott Johnson Robinson’s ultimate replacement, as interim head coach Vern Cotter started the brand new age using a trio of triumphs in impressive style over the united states, Canada and Argentina.

That was backed up by tryscoring fests against Tonga and Argentina in November, and an unlikely performance that found the Dark Blues shove against the All Blacks all the way before losing.

Scotland’s losing record in the Six Nations now stretches to seven straight matches and there is going to be lots of head scratching in Scotland’s rugby heartlands and questions over whether Cotter is cut out for international rugby, despite his record at Bay of Plenty and Top 14 team Clermont Auvergne.

But Glasgow Warriors exterior-half Russell maintains that there are positives to take from the effort.

“For us as a team right now, it is about building on the bright minutes we’ve revealed over these last five matches,” Russell said.

“Losing five matches is not the greatest Six Nations but, on the other side for us, there have been lots of positives, and lots of great rugby we can look back at.

Laureus Awards 2015: Navratilova on ‘diligent’ Djokovic and Federer ‘GOAT’ debate

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Martina Navratilova, among the very successful girls ever to pick up a tennis racket–18 singles, 31 doubles and 10 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles for a beginning–was keeping mum about where she’d put her votes for the ‘Oscars’ of sport, the Laureus World Sports Awards.

But hearing her talk to before this month relating to this year’s clutch of tennis nominees, it absolutely was worth a wild speculation.

Navratilova is an associate of the Laureus Academy–a select group in athletic record books representing the elite –that votes for the excellent performers of the past year and, in regards to tennis, there have been plenty to choose from on the shortlists.

She talked about the girl who has lately overtaken Serena Williams, her own 18 Majors. The 33-year old American star, who has topped the ranks for an unbroken couple of years, is nominated for a record-equalling fourth Laureus Award (Roger Federer is the sole other four-time victor). Williams has won the Sportswoman of the Year statuette as well as the Recovery Award.

Navratilova started by speaking of Williams’ chances of overtaking Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam singles triumphs.

“Serena’s really moved, she is healthy as well as the opposition has not been able to catch up to her. It is a tall mountain to climb, but it is potential, if she remains healthy.

“She managed to be No1 at the end of the year and most of all winning the Australian Open, where she passed Chris [Evert] and myself. Last year perhaps much less great a year as other years, but marching towards history, that is a rather big deal.”

Her focus subsequently turned to the guys’s No1 Novak Djokovic, nominated in the Sportsman of the Year class, which he won in 2012.

“Even though he did not play his best tennis at Wimbledon in the final, he still managed to win it against Federer. Only his work ethic, diligence, his readiness to keep working on his game and keep getting, his preparation is amazing. He deserves that he completed No1.”

Another Laureus Academy member, Boris Becker coachs Djokovic, and Navratilova considers the tie in has paid dividends.

“Of course with Boris’s expertise as a Grand Slam winner, you can not place a price tag on that. At that high degree, there are such little specific allowances between winning and losing.”

The Swiss Davis Cup team, headed by Stan and Federer Wawrinka, are nominated in two groups for reaching Switzerland’s first success in the ‘World Cup’ of tennis: Laureus Team of the Year and Breakthrough of the Year.

And Navratilova had nothing but compliments for Wawrinka in particular: “To be No2 to Roger–where clearly if they do not win the Davis Cup, it’ll be Stan’s mistake, not Roger’s–gets lots of pressure on Stan, but he came through wonderfully.

“It was all set up by Stan winning the [2014] Australian Open. That gave him assurance for the remainder of his profession to understand that when things are going his way, anything can happen, and I think because he’d to be this nervous, it pulled him through in the Davis Cup, also. I am aware I’d have been in that scenario.

Vital Points That Should Not Be Missed In Boston


Boston is a wonderful place that should not be missed by anyone. After visiting this spot, no one will be disappointed as this is such an attractive spot with a lot of places to visit. This place is considered to be a hub for many tech business and tourists. As a matter of fact, some of the vital spots in Boston that are worth a visit and some tech companies in this place are listed below.

Logmein is a tech company that was founded in Hungary in the year of 2003, but its headquarters is now situated in the seaport district belonging to Boston. Using this technology a person can access the desktop through the Saas platform. This also allows a person to share the desktop with other users. The revenue of this company is very good. iRobot is another tech company that was founded in the year 1990. This company is known for the robot it manufactures. Normally, the robots will have the military and commercial functions installed in it. The robotic vacuum released by this company is very famous in the market. Bedford Massachusetts is the exact location of this company.

Hubspot is another tech company that was started in the year 2006 and has grown significantly in very few years. Especially, in the recent years this company has got a very good raise in the revenue. Tripadvisor is a travel website that is preferred by many people. This was inaugurated in the year 2000. Stephen Kaufer is the person who founded this company. It is claimed that about 32 million employees are working in this company. This company has around 2000 people working in it.

An e-commerce store that concentrates in the sale of furniture online is Wayfair. This was started in the year 2002, and now it is said to be the America’s largest online-only home retailer.