How to Prepare For A Rugby Game

Most rugby players universally recognize Saturday as rugby day. It is a great day to showcase your skills and get out on the field to give everything you’ve got. Rugby is very strenuous contact sport that is similar to American football. The games last about eighty minutes and require a solid amount of strength, speed, and endurance while you are on the field. For this reason, it is crucial that give yourself time to get in the right state of mind and prepare your body physically so that you can perform at your best. Not coming into a game prepared can put your team at risk of falling short of a victory and can also put you at risk of possible injury. So, take a look at these tips to prepare for a rugby game.

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Bitcoin Predictions for 2018

2017 was a huge year for Bitcoin. Starting off in January valued at $778, it rose to record highs of more than $12,000 by mid-December. As we look ahead to 2018, there are many developments with the cryptocurrency that are worth paying attention, and not all of them involve it’s rising price. Obviously, Bitcoin’s price is set to increase as the year progresses. Kay Van-Petersen, who is an analyst at Saxo Bank, accurately predicted Bitcoin’s rise in 2017 and currently predicts that it could hit $100,000 this year. However, she also predicts that Ethereum could outperform Bitcoin in 2018. He said, “Ethereum came after Bitcoin, it has a more unified leadership than Bitcoin. They seem to be a bit further along the way in regards to forming the solution to scaling issues. And you can see transactions on their side eclipses transactions across other cryptos.” So, due to Ethereum having a core group of developers who control how the technology grows, experts believe that it will give it longevity and certainty which hasn’t been said the same regarding Bitcoin.

Another development in 2018 for Bitcoin comes in the possibility of mass public awareness for it and cryptocurrency in general.

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What is Blockchain Technology?

At this point, everyone is well aware of Bitcoin. However, it can be tough to distinguish Bitcoin from the blockchain technology which is where Bitcoin transactions take place. So then the question is: what is blockchain technology? It is a term that people throw around when discussing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but most are unaware of what it actually is. The blockchain is an ingenious invention, created by a person or group of people know by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto. You can think of it as a new type of internet. Intended initially for Bitcoin, the tech community has found other uses for the technology.

An easy way to understand the blockchain technology is by imagining a spreadsheet duplicated thousands of times across a network of computers. The design of this system is to update the spreadsheet regularly, and that is a basic understanding of the blockchain. Basically, information held on a blockchain lives as a shared and regularly balanced database. It is not stored in a single location, so the records kept are public and easily verifiable. There is no centralized version of the information, so it is secure from hackers. Now if one would define the blockchain, you could say that it is a “technology that offers a way for untrusted parties to reach a consensus on a common digital history. A common digital history is important because digital assets and transactions are in theory easily faked or duplicated. Blockchain technology solves this problem without using a trusted intermediary.

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Tips For Python Programming

In the world of data science, Python is becoming widely popular. People are using it in a variety of ways from back-end web servers to even front-end game development, along with everything in between. It has become a real general purpose language and a must-have tool for any programmer’s arsenal. However, besides Python being a multi-use tool, one of the other reasons why it has become so popular is that it is easy to learn. It reads like pseudo-code and is surprisingly agile. Now, while it isn’t the most difficult to learn, picking up any new language in code can be a daunting task, and it is essential to find the right places to learn. Take a look at some of these tips and tricks that can help you with Python.


The Modules

One of the things that most people enjoy with Python is that you can create your own functions and modules and put them all together in a separate folder. So, you can write down particular codes that you would use in common in a majority of your work and then convert them in a module and keep it to the side in that separate folder.

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Best Exercises for Rugby

Regardless of the sport you involve yourself in, you will need to train in order to further progress. Rugby is no different and requires serious training off the field to make you a better player. For instance, you need strength because you will need the ability to generate the necessary force that allows you to dominate your opponent. You should also look to train your speed and agility due to the amount of running and movement that you do while playing rugby. Getting in the adequate amount of training will also help you offset the possibility of injury which can aid in your longevity of playing the sport. Below you will find a number of exercises that will help you with rugby.



Squats are a crucial movement and exercise that is universal for all sports. Squats help you build strength in the legs and hips. They are also very beneficial for core strength and help develop balance, coordination and even flexibility. It is vital to perform squats (along with any exercise) with proper form. Performing squats correctly will prevent injury and strengthen your knees and ankles to stay in correct alignment.

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Why You Should Consider Taking Up Rugby

Why You Should Consider Taking Up Rugby by Prem Hirubalan

If you are considering a new sport, rugby may be the one for you. Rugby is a great way to stay active and get sociable. It is the ideal team sport that will push you to your physical limits, help you meet new people, and leave you with an amazing sense of accomplishment. Rugby is a competition in many other parts of the world, loved by millions. Here are four reasons why you should consider taking up rugby.


There Is A Use For Everyone

In rugby, there are fifteen people on the field at one time. That means that there are many positions available and each of them plays a specific role. For example, there is the “Number Eight.” This position requires the player to be an all-around good player with the ability to play on offense and defense. Another position that is critical is the “Fly-Half.” This player should have excellent passing skills and a solid grasp of the game. The Fly-Half is comparable to the Quarterback in American Football as they primarily run the offense. In rugby, there is going to be position suited for all kinds of players.

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5 Ways To Boost Your Coding Skills

5 Ways To Boost Your Coding Skills by Prem Hirubalan

The world is full of data. Data that requires extraction to turn into something more useful. Many data scientists took courses in computer science which provided necessary coding and programming skills. However, there is always room to improve, and with codes changing all the time, it can get difficult to stay on top of it if you are not working to hone your craft. Here are five ways that can help you improve your coding and programming skills.


Read Books

One of the best ways to learn and improve in coding is by reading books. There are two ways to improve yourself. You improve either by learning from your own experience or someone else’s experience. Most of the authors are great programmers themselves so you will find their experiences in that book. Two great suggestions for coding books are Clean Code by Uncle Bob and Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. These books provide first-hand experiences from the authors and contain great advice for finding problems with your code.

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