5 energy boosting snacks for freelancers

first_imgYou know the feeling — it’s 4 p.m. and you still have a major project to finish for a client. There’s no time to grab lunch, and you don’t dare snack on something that puts you in a food coma and stands in the way of meeting your deadline.Here’s a list of the best snacks for busy freelancers making their move.1. Carrots and hummusThe delicious combo of carrots and hummus offers unbeatable nutrition while still being tasty. Carrots are loaded with vitamins so your immune system will keep you working hard during stressful gigs.2. Fruit and nut barsGet ready for some heavy omegas, protein and antioxidants. It’s the perfect on-the-go snack for the perfect on-the-go gig.3. Chia seed puddingMany people love sweet, delicious treats, but the sugar crash can throw you off your groove. Chia seed pudding is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth with the added benefit of omegas. To make, simply add ¼ cup of chia seeds with one cup of coconut milk and some agave or honey. Put in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy!Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a member4. Chocolate covered coffee beansThis protein, caffeine and sugar-filled snack will give you the burst of energy or inspiration you need in the final home stretch of a project. Don’t eat it too early in the day though–you don’t want to crash when you still have a lot of work to finish.5. Apples and peanut butterAn apple a day keeps the doctor away — and that’s key for freelancers. There’s no time to get sick when you have a deadline to meet. Spreading some good ol’ peanut butter on your sliced apples will make sure you also get some carbs and protein to keep you both healthy and energized.Freelancers, what are some of your go-to snacks during crunch-time?last_img read more

Team India continue to scale new heights under Virat Kohli’s captaincy

first_imgVirat Kohli’s brilliant captaincy on Thursday helped India defeat Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Kohli led from the front top-scoring with 92 runs to help his team post 252 on the board batting first and then was spot on with his decisions in the second innings as Australia got bundled out for 202.Each and every bowling change that Kohli made in the match paid rich dividends with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav emerging as the star Indian bowlers.Bhuvi produced an outstanding opening spell in which he removed openers Hilton Cartwright and David Warner in the span of two overs in the first powerplay to land an early blow on the Aussies.Kohli then brought Kuldeep into the attack in the 16th over and although he didn’t bowl well in his first spell, the chinaman came back strong in the second spell and removed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins off successive deliveries to bag his maiden hat-trick and become only the second Indian bowler to achieve the feat in one-day internationals after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.Bhuvi also came back for the second spell in the 44th over and dismissed Kane Richardson off his first ball to bowl out the Aussies in 43.1 overs.The win saw India register eight wins on the trot, the third time in Kohli’s captaincy. No other Indian captain has managed to achieve this feat. Overall, only former captain Ricky Ponting has registered an eight-match winning five times in one-day internationals. Overall, Kohli has 29 wins, 7 losses and 1 no result in the 37 ODIs he has led in with a staggering 80.55 winning percentage.advertisementIndia’s eight-match winning streak started with the fifth ODI against West Indies in Kingston where they won by eight wickets. After that they whitewashed Sri Lanka in the five-match series in Sri Lanka and then registered the two victories against Australia in Chennai and Kolkata.Kohli has been instrumental with the bat in these victories with the right-handed batsman scoring 533 runs (111*, 82*, 4, 3, 131, 110*, 0, 92) in the last eight games including three hundreds.Kohli, who was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match said that regular breakthroughs was the need of the hour for them and his bowlers gave him that.”We didn’t feel like we had enough on the board at the break after the first innings. But we knew if we had a good start we have a good chance of defending it. We needed breakthroughs throughout and Bhuvi provided it initially, his spell was something that set up the game for us along with Bumrah and then those two spinners again in the middle overs did the damage. We knew if we don’t take wickets, it is going to be difficult with the outfield being a bit wet,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony.Kohli highlighted the importance of the first spell by Bhuvneshwar, where he picked two important wickets of Warner and Cartwright.”Bhuvi’s spell became even more important because we knew the wrist-spinners would properly do damage in the middle. The Australians needed a few runs in the first 10 overs and we needed a couple of breakthroughs. He got two wickets and could have got the third one as well, that would have been ideal but I think he really set the tone with the spell. The deliveries he got the batsmen out with were unplayable. That’s what he gets to the table. With a bit of assistance from the pitch, you can count on Bhuvi for getting the breakthroughs,” Kohli said.The India captain was happy with the effort put in by Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep and mentioned that such performances keep the competition going within the unit ahead of the 2019 World Cup.”Two young spinners bowling with a lot of heart, getting us those breakthroughs against a top quality side speaks volumes of their characters. They will do us good service in the future as well and that keeps the competition going among the players we have, looking at the World Cup in a couple of years’ time,” the 28-year-old added.last_img read more

UEFA Champions League: Barcelona, Lyon managers take turns to praise Lionel Messi

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi was showered with praise by his coach Ernesto Valverde and losing manager Bruno Genesio after a headline performance in his side’s 5-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp with an audacious chipped penalty then restored control in the tie after Lyon had pulled a goal back to make it 2-1, hitting a decisive third goal after a trademark dazzling run to shake off four defenders.The Argentine, who at the start of the season promised to “do everything to bring that beautiful trophy back to the Nou Camp” tore through Lyon’s back line twice more to tee up further goals for Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.”We are all psyched up for the Champions League and so is Leo. He produced an outstanding performance tonight, he was incredible,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde told reporters.Lyon coach Genesio added: “Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode. He’s a genius and can do things that nobody else can. Sometimes he is just unstoppable.”Messi had seen his record of eight hat-tricks in the Champions League equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo a day earlier in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid.The Argentine began the game with serious intent, forcing Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to beat away a thumping shot in the opening minutes.He combined fluidly with strike partner Luis Suarez and nearly put the game to bed at the start of the second half when he beat Lyon substitute keeper Mathieu Gorgelin but saw his shot cleared off the goalline.advertisement***NEW ALL-TIME RECORD***30 consecutive games unbeaten at Camp Nou in the @ChampionsLeague. 27 W and 3 D pic.twitter.com/Tdqo7vI3AnFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 13, 2019He had two opportunities to match Ronaldo and complete a treble as Lyon continued to crumble, but chose instead to set up Pique and Dembele.”We went out to take the game to them from the very start, we moved the ball quickly and we were at our very best,” Messi said.The five-times world player of the year has not hoisted the Champions League trophy since 2015, while Ronaldo has won it four times in the last five seasons with Real and has staked his claim to win it again with Juventus.”What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was unbelievable. I thought Atletico would be stronger, but Juve walked all over them and Cristiano had a magical night,” Messi said of his longtime rival to the claim of being the world’s best player.”But every team left is difficult, so let’s see who we get next.”Also Read | Champions League: Messi fires Barcelona into quarter-finals after 5-1 win over Lyonlast_img read more