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5 Tips to Improve Your Billiards Skills

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Just like every other sport, billiards is a game that you need to put in the effort to improve your skills. However, effort without proper guidance is a wasted time. That’s why you should know these 5 tips to improve your billiard skills.

5 Tips to Improve Your Billiards Skills

If you are trying to work on your billiard skills, you might want to try becoming a professional pool player or you just want to be better at it in general. No matter what the case, the right kind of approach is essential.

 

If after reading this article, you want to learn more about billiards, you can check out sites like More Than Billiards. They provide useful information and resource about everything related to billiards. They also have a compilation of guides that might be useful for improving your billiards skills.

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Now, let’s improve your game!

Get Used to Your Grip

A lot of beginners make the mistake of gripping the pool cue too tight. It’s common because people think at first that the better your grip, the better your precision and control will be for your shot.

 

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However, that isn’t the case in billiards. Gripping the cue too tight may cause the butt of the cue to rise when taking a shot. This drastically affects your shot accuracy which is why billiards players avoid gripping too tight.

 

Instead, you should hold it lightly and let the pool cue rest on your fingers. Make sure that your fingers are comfortable with your grip. It will take a good amount of practice time to get used to it and find the right grip balance.

Develop Your Shooting Stance

Your shooting stance is also essential. An incorrect posture can result in body pain and shot inaccuracy. Here are some important things to note when assuming a shooting stance:

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  • Your front foot and rear foot should be shoulder-width apart.
  • Your back foot should be at a 45º angle
  • The front foot should point straight
  • Make your weight equally balanced on both your feet
  • When you lean forward, make sure to keep your head stable

Make sure that you feel comfortable with your stance. It is the proper stance if you feel balanced and comfortable. Practice maintaining this stance to lock it in your muscle memory.

Make a Habit of Aligning Your Body Properly

A proper alignment should have your head, eyes, stroking arm, and pool cue lined up in a straight direction of your target ball.

 

Keep your head low and straight with your aiming line and on your eye level. Line your pool cue straight up to the center of the cue ball. Your forearm should also be in line with your pool cue.

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Don’t be lazy about aligning your body. You can’t cheat like this in billiards. Your body posture will betray you when you actually play the game. It will only hurt you in the long run once you make a habit out of it.

Consistently Swing Like a Pendulum

Most beginners move their arms too much when taking a shot. This will only result in your cue ball going out of its intended path. This tip allows you to improve your motor learning while playing billiards.

 

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Below your elbow, your shooting arm should swing back and forth like a pendulum. Your upper arm should remain still throughout your shooting motion. You can do this with ease by keeping your shooting hand directly under your elbow.

Work on Your Bank Shot Techniques

There are certain ways you can go about practicing your bank shot techniques. These are some of the useful things you need to know about banking shots.

  • Use outside English to widen bank rebound angles
  • Use inside English for tightening angles. This is helpful for shots taken to the side pockets.
  • Bank shots are common in billiards and they’re extremely handy for pocketing balls. The more you’re better at banking shots the easier it will be to win games.

Banking shots require some knowledge of physics. Once you get the hang of it and make the right calculations, you’ll find opportunities to pocket the balls that you didn’t see before.

Conclusion

Improving your billiard skills requires some knowledge, time, and effort. You need to know what you’re trying to improve on and assess if you really did improve. Hopefully, these tips will help you with it and increase your win rate in billiards.

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Telecel Ghana Employee Volunteers Plants Over 5000 Trees in Massive Reforestation Effort

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Over 60 employee volunteers from telecommunications giant, Telecel Ghana in partnership with Forestry Commission joined forces with young students from Luom Basic Schools and Ghana International School (GIS) to plant thousands of seedlings to replace lost forest cover at the Chipa Tributary Forest Reserve in Agomeda.

As a way of furthering Telecel Ghana’s commitment to environmental sustainability and in line with the Green Ghana agenda, senior management, and employee volunteers dedicated their day to reforestation for a greener future. 

Chief Executive Officer of Telecel Ghana, Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai emphasised the importance of collective action to increase green cover and protect the environment. She said, “As a telco that operates with a purpose, this annual initiative is our contribution to sustaining the environment,” she added, “As part of our ESG strategy, we continue to partner with various stakeholders such as the Forestry Commission to create a sustainable environment for people and animals. This year, our employees, together with the school children are planting over 5000 seedlings to preserve the Chipa Tributary Forest Reserve.”

Read Also: Telecel Ghana Foundation’s Grow Girls in STEM initiative is training a new generation of engineers, scientists, tech enthusiasts, web designers and artists

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Gazetted as a reserve in 1968, the Chipa Tributary Forest Reserve in Agomeda in the Greater Accra Region serves as a habitat for animals and conserves the tributary that flows into the Dawhenya Dam. However, forestry officials reported that bushfires and firewood harvesting have destroyed around 50 hectares out of the reserve’s total 2,410 hectares. 

Mrs. Winifred Ohene-Wiafe, Manager for the Tema-Ada Forest District said, “We need more trees to offset the effect of urbanisation which has led to more buildings being put up and the depletion of trees in our cities. Tree planting is a worthy course so I will encourage every individual and institution to partake in reforestation to improve our environment.”

For Michela, a third-year secondary student of GIS, this is her first planting experience, and it has sparked an interest in reforestation. “Tree planting is important as it helps to restore areas that are depleted. It’s been a fun experience planting together with employees of Telecel Ghana and other students to improve air and environment quality. I’m excited that I am being part of making an impact.”

Ernest, a basic nine pupil and member of the Wildlife Club at the Luom Presbyterian School, located in one of the reserves host communities, believes the tree planting exercise will help address climate change. “There’s a saying that when the last tree dies, the last man dies. Joining to plant trees today will help purify the air we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. I advise other young people to plant trees to reduce global warming and the impact of climate change.”

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I took GHc7k loan from UT Bank to help my company – Bills Founder thanks Kofi Amoabeng

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chard Nii-Armah Quaye, has acknowledged founder of the defunct UT Bank,

Board Chairman of Bills Micro-credit Limited, Richard Nii-Armah Quaye, has acknowledged founder of the defunct UT Bank, Captain Prince Kofi Amoabeng.

According to the prolific businessman, Prince Kofi Amoabeng and his UT Financial Services provided him with a loan of GHc7k in the early stages of his establishment.

Delivering his address at the 15th anniversary celebration of Bills Micro-credit, formerly Quick Credit, Richard Nii-Armah Quaye thanked his fellow businessman for lending his company the money.

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Read Also: Bills Micro-Credit Limited officially launched

“Captain, thank you so much. I want everyone to know that the first loan our company took was GHc7,000 and it was from UT Financial Services”, he said, attracting applause from the audience.

Bills Micro-credit celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Thursday, May 20, with a plush dinner at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

Overall best staff, Charles Sampson, was presented with a brand new Hyundai Tucson vehicle and a cash prize of GHc200k by Bills Board Chairman, Richard Nii-Armah Quaye, for his long service and commitment.

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Fourteen other workers of Bills Micro-credit formerly, Quick Credit, were each gifted a brand new Toyota Vitz vehicle while 5 selected workers were specially rewarded with GHc200k cash prize each.

Fifteen dedicated customers of Bills received 55-inch TV set each plus interest-free loans of up to GHc100k for every customer.

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Bills customers, staff, receive 15 cars, TV sets & cash prizes at 15th Anniversary

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Bills Micro-credit has celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a plush dinner at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel on Thursday, May 20.

The excitement at the well-organized dinner heightened when loyal customers and long-serving staff were rewarded with brand new cars, cash prizes and TV sets.

Overall best staff, Charles Sampson, was presented with a brand new Hyundai Tucson vehicle and a cash prize of GHc200k by Bills Board Chairman, Richard Nii-Armah Quaye, for his long service and commitment.

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Fourteen other workers of Bills Micro-credit formerly, Quick Credit, were each gifted a brand new Toyota Vitz vehicle while 5 selected workers were specially rewarded with GHc200k cash prize each.

Read Also: Bills Micro-Credit Limited officially launched

Fifteen dedicated customers of Bills received 55-inch TV set each plus interest-free loans of up to GHc100k for every customer.

The night also saw a great array of distinguished personalities in attendance including the Special Guest of Honour; HRM King Tackie Teiko Tsuru ll and National Chief Imam; Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

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Also present at the dinner were Fidelity Bank MD; Julian Opuni, Businessman Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Special Advisor to President of Rwanda; Andrew Mwenda, Minister of State from Liberia; Hon. Reginald Nagbe, Vice Chancellor of UPSA; Prof. Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, GBC Director-General; Professor Amin Alhassan and a host of other guests.

The night was climaxed with thrilling performances by Amakye Dede, KiDi, Joyce Blessing, Nana Asaase, Bernard The Magician and Bethel Revival Choir with words of exaltation from Dr. Lawrence Tetteh.

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Hlevi’s Elijah FC setting football standards with minimal resources

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Elijah FC from Hlevi-Sogakope in the Volta Region is set to light up the Middle league come this July hosted at WAFA. (more…)

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Bolt Food Couriers Take Pledge to Uphold Highest Standards of Safety, Hygiene, and Food Handling

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In a move to enhance food delivery standards, Bolt Food couriers across Ghana have collectively taken a pledge to uphold the highest standards of safety, hygiene, and food handling. This follows an intensive training in partnership with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to reinforce the importance of these practices in ensuring the delivery of safe and hygienic food to customers.

The pledge taken by the couriers underscores Bolt Food’s unwavering commitment to customer safety and satisfaction. With a focus on maintaining the integrity of food from preparation to delivery, couriers have vowed to adhere to strict protocols designed to protect both themselves and their customers.

The Acting Regulatory and Policy Head for Africa at Bolt, Weyinmi Aghadiuno, said: “Bolt Food as market leaders committed to best practices and standards in food delivery, launched this initiative to  equip couriers on the platform with essential knowledge and tools for excellence in food delivery. It is our collective responsibility as stakeholders in the food service ecosystem to ensure food reaches customers safely and in an hygienic manner. By adhering to these best practices of food delivery, we are not only protecting the public health of Ghanaians but also contributing to the overall well-being of our communities.”

Through this specialized training, couriers gained invaluable insights into food hygiene, safety practices, and proper handling techniques, reinforcing our dedication to the health and safety of the communities we serve.” She added.

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The workshop addressed a pressing need in the rapidly expanding online food delivery sector, where maintaining food safety and quality is crucial. Recognizing the rise in online food businesses, the FDA partnered with Bolt Food to enhance food safety measures across the industry.

Chief Regulatory Officer at the FDA, Dr. Edward Archer emphasized the importance for courier operators to understand the impact of food safety measures on their operations.

“The FDA is collaborating with various stakeholders, including courier services, to ensure they receive training in food safety. This training equips them to integrate food safety principles into their work, thereby reducing food safety-related complaints and illnesses,” Dr. Archer stated.

During the workshop, couriers were educated on several key aspects of food safety. The training covered personal hygiene practices, the importance of maintaining appropriate food temperatures during delivery, and protocols for handling food to prevent contamination. Emphasis was placed on ensuring that hot food stays hot and cold food stays cold, with timely delivery being a critical component of the process.

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Maserati Repair & Maintenance Tips in Dubai

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We all know Maserati cars demand special attention to keep them running smoothly and looking their best. Whether it is regular maintenance or timely check-ups, taking care & visiting a trusted car service Dubai for your Maserati is crucial to ensure its long life and performance. 

In this post, we’ll explore some essential tips for Maserati repair and maintenance in Dubai.

Regular Maintenance

Central to maintaining your Maserati’s best state is regular servicing at a trusted Maserati service center. Among the factors that might be responsible for preventing potential problems and lengthening the duration of parts in a car include normal oil change activities, examination of fluids, and tire rotation processes. 

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In addition, this makes it possible to discover if there are any chances for further development on issues by sticking to instructions concerning service schedules as directed by makers.

Finding the Right Maserati Repair Shop

Picking the appropriate service center for your vehicle is important when it needs Maserati repair. You should find a reputable car service center focusing on Maserati cars that have mechanics who are Maserati experienced technicians, who know how to handle these expensive vehicles well. 

A well-established Maserati repair shop is equipped with the right tools, diagnostic machines, and original Maserati parts to give your car the best care it deserves.

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Common Maserati Repair Issues

Even with proper maintenance, Maserati may encounter certain repair issues over time. Some common problems include:

1. Electrical System Glitches: Maserati automobiles are famed for having top-of-the-line electrical systems, some of which can sometimes stutter or fail in their operations. To avoid more trouble, it is important to tackle such problems promptly. 

2. Transmission Problems: Your Maserati’s performance will be considerably affected by things like rough shifting or leakages associated with the transmission, hence the need for a Maserati service professional to handle this car transmission repair.

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3. Brake System Repairs: Brakes are a critical safety feature, and any issues with brake pads, rotors, or calipers should be repaired immediately by a professional Maserati repair shop.

Preventive Maintenance

There are several preventive measures you can take to maximize the lifespan of your Maserati:

1. Driving Habits: Smooth acceleration, gentle braking, and avoiding excessive idling can reduce wear and tear on your Maserati’s components.

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2. Protecting the Exterior: Regularly washing your Maserati can help protect the paint and prevent premature fading or oxidation. Take your car for regular car washes and park it in a shade in Dubai’s heat.

Choose Munich Motor Works for a Comprehensive Car Check

Maserati repair and maintenance is something that Munich Motor Works has a good reputation for in Dubai. Munich Motor Works makes sure that your car is taken care of in the right way through their experienced team of professionals and modern technology garage coupled with the use of authentic Maserati parts. 

If you want any type of service such as routine service, complex replacements, or a complete vehicle check-up then consider bringing it here because they will offer you all these services without any disappointments in the end.

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To maintain the value of your Maserati for years to come while driving it on the roads in Dubai, proper maintenance coupled with timely repairs is imperative. Doing the following shall ensure that you enjoy driving a Maserati car and get the best service at Munich Motor Works.

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