first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool Zidane, Istanbul and making it in life – Lovren’s Champions League dream Neil Jones Click here to see more stories from this author Liverpool Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 14:00 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Dejan Lovren Liverpool 2017-18 Getty Images Real Madrid v Liverpool UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Liverpool Zinédine Zidane Premier League Opinion In an exclusive interview with Goal, the Liverpool defender reveals how his love affair with the European Cup began with Real Madrid’s coach Walk into Melwood and you can’t miss it.The European Cup sits proud, gleaming in the reception area, inviting all who pass it to take a look, to think back, to look forward.Dejan Lovren remembers his first visit to Liverpool’s training ground, back in 2014. He remembers taking a moment, gazing into that glass cabinet and wondering, ‘What if it were me?’ Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now This weekend, he could get the chance to find out.“You see the copy of the trophy as soon as you walk in,” Lovren tells Goal in an exclusive interview ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final. “It’s there, in your face, every day.“From that moment on, you think ‘Wow, that was a big thing that his club achieved’, you know?“It’s something you cannot escape as a Liverpool player, the European Cup, you have to think about it. You look at the walls in Melwood or at Anfield, or the famous pictures from down the years, it’s always that trophy. It’s just… part of the club.”He’s right. Liverpool’s love affair with the European Cup is enduring. No English club has had more success in the competition. In Kiev, they will look to win it for a sixth time. Thousands of supporters will make the trip to the Ukraine, desperate to play their part in another piece of Reds history.For Lovren, the prospect is a thrilling one. The Croatian, too, has a soft spot for the Champions League. And, fittingly given Liverpool’s opponents this weekend, it all started with Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.“I think the first final where I was really aware of it was when Real Madrid played against Leverkusen in 2002,” he says. “That was the moment I went, ‘Wow, this is a big one!’“Zidane scored that volley, that unbelievable goal. From that moment on, I really had my eye on the trophy. How can I get it, what do I need to do to give myself a chance? It started there.”Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Bayer Leverkusen 2002Three years later came perhaps the most famous of all Champions League finals, Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool triumphing against the mighty AC Milan in Istanbul. Nights like that leave a mark, wherever you were.“I was in Croatia watching it,” Lovren says. “I was 15 and it was still all new for me.“But I remember after that game people were talking for many months about it, everywhere you went – how did Liverpool do it, how did they go from there to there? What actually happened there?!“It’s natural that things like this will stick with you. A player always wants to be part of these games, on this big stage. It’s what you play for, no?”Now, at 28, comes his chance. Liverpool fans often complain about the central defender speaking to the media ahead of big games, believing it to be a jinx. Eyebrows were raised at Monday’s press conference when Lovren spoke about handling the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo. To be brutally honest, plenty still harbour doubts over his place in the team, long-term.Yet there is something admirable about his self-belief and his willingness to put himself on the line again and again. He takes the knocks and he gets back up. Jurgen Klopp, his manager, is his biggest fan and repeatedly tells him so. Lovren’s form during this Champions League run has been, on the whole, very impressive.That’s got to settle any pre-game nerves, right?“Nerves are good,” he says. “Of course, it makes your stomach turn because you’re preparing for a big game. It’s not a bad thing; it’s totally natural to have this feeling. It’s excitement.“Everyone has wanted this for so long, and now it’s here. You just can’t wait to start. I wish the game was tonight, to be honest!Jurgen Klopp and Dejan Lovren“The hard part is now, where everybody is talking about it, you are listening to TV and to the radio. You get a little bit tired of it. You want to get out there and get the game started.”Ideally, he says, the game would have been last weekend, a week after Liverpool’s final Premier League fixture. Instead, Klopp and his squad have had a fortnight to prepare, to build themselves up, to stew.“We’ve been able to recover well and even get some players back who have been injured, like Emre [Can],” Lovren points out.“Yes, maybe seven days to prepare is better than 14 for a game like this, but we have been in similar positions to this; in January, I think we had nearly two weeks off after playing Everton in the FA Cup, and when we came back we played Man City and showed that we could pick it back up again. It’s not something that concerns us.“You have to prepare like any other game. We maybe haven’t been in a Champions League final before, but we have been in similar situations with the pressure, with the media spotlight. We know what we can expect, and I think we are ready for it all.”Dejan Lovren Liverpool PSLiverpool will go into the final as underdogs, understandable given Real Madrid are seeking a third successive Champions League crown and have been in four of the last five finals. But if this season has proven anything, it is that Klopp’s side is capable of big things, special nights. European football suits them down to the ground, it brings out the best in them.“Of course you feel it,” Lovren says. “When you know you are playing a big game against a big team, it brings out something different.“But the difference now is that it is natural, it feels natural to us. We don’t need to push the button to say ‘Come on, guys, let’s do this, let’s get ourselves up for it.’ It just happens naturally now because of the work we have all put in and the mentality that we all have.”He adds: “Look, it’s the final of the Champions League. It’s Real Madrid. Half a billion people will be watching it all over the world. We are ready. We know we have our supporters behind us, and that is vitally important to us.“The fans sing about 2005 and winning it five times. Hopefully after this weekend they’re singing about the sixth time!”And for Lovren? What would it mean for him to get his hands on that trophy?“It would mean I achieved my dream,” he says. “Then I can say ‘I made it in my life.’”Enough said. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

ATTENTION NTL REFEREES

first_imgAttention all NTL referees: Please be aware that TFA staff will not be selling referees gear at the 2006 NTL. If you require a new shirt, or spare pair of socks, or you have a habitof losing drink bottles…you will need to place your order for gear now!TFA has plenty of new gear, with the drink bottles, off field polos, white mesh caps and sun hats all popular items so far. If you would like to place a gear order please fax or email the following gear order form back to (02) 6285 2820 or technical@austouch.com.au NTL REFEREES GEAR ORDER FORMlast_img read more

first_imgDay 2 of the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships has commenced at the BCU International Stadium Coffs Harbour. With all the teams settling into the tournament you can expect game after game of fast-paced action. There are 39 games scheduled on four fields in 11 timeslots. Day 2 will also see the first games played under lights! Touch Football Australia keeps you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page.This rolling results page will be updated at the completion of each timeslot.For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=1410.00amBoys’ Pool B R3          NSWCHS (10) def Scorpions (0)Boys’ Pool B R3          CQ (12) def Sunshine Coast (5)Boys’ Pool C R3          QSST (9) def Hornets (5)10.50amGirls’ Pool A R3           QSST (9) def CQ (0)Boys’ Pool B R3          Eagles (11) def Rebels (3)  Boys’ Pool C R3          TouchWest (7) def NT (5)Boys’ Pool C R3          Suns (7) def ACT (6)  11.40amGirls’ Pool A R3           Eagles (9) def TouchWest (4)Girls’ Pool A R3           NSWCCC (5) def Sunshine Coast (3)Girls’ Pool B R3           NSWCHS (17) def NT (2)Girls’ Pool C R3           Sharks (7) def Tasmania (1)12.30pmGirls’ Pool B R3           Rebels (5 def Mets (3)Girls’ Pool B R3           Cobras (7) def NSWCIS (1)Girls’ Pool C R3           Scorpions (11) def ACT (2)Girls’ Pool C R3           Suns (6) def Hornets (5)1.20pmBoys’ Pool A R3          Sharks (16) def SA (0)Boys’ Pool B R4          CQ (9) def NSWCHS (4)Boys’ Pool C R4          QSST (17) def Tasmania (2)2.10pmBoys’ Pool A R3          Mets (13) def NSWCIS (0)Boys’ Pool B R4          Scorpions (5) drew Rebels (5)Boys’ Pool C R4          ACT (18) def NT (1)3.00pmBoys’ Pool A R3          Cobras (7) def NSWCCC (5)Boys’ Pool B R4          Hornets (9) def TouchWest (8)Boys’ Pool C R4          Eagles (5) def Sunshine Coast (3)3.50pmGirls’ Pool A R4           QSST (5) def NSWCCC (4)Girls’ Pool B R4           Rebels (6) def NT (3)Girls’ Pool C R4           Sharks (5) def Hornets (2)4.40pmGirls’ Pool A R4           Sunshine Coast (4) def Eagles (3)Girls’ Pool B R4           NSWCHS (10) def NSWCIS (0)Girls’ Pool C R4           Suns (8) def Scorpions (3)  Boys’ Pool C R5          QSST (12) def Suns (4)5.30pmBoys’ Pool A R4          NSWCIS (18) def SA (2)Girls’ Pool A R4           CQ (6) def TouchWest (3)Girls’ Pool B R4           Mets (8) def Cobras (7)Girls’ Pool C R4           Tasmania (2) drew ACT (2)6.20pmBoys’ Pool A R4          Mets (8) def Cobras (4)Boys’ Pool A R4          NSWCCC (8) def Sharks (4)Boys’ Pool C R5          ACT (12) def TouchWest (3)Boys’ Pool C R5          Tasmania (3) def NT (1)last_img read more

2011 Defence Nationals

first_img23 teams across four divisions will compete at the event, six more teams than the 2010 championships. Four divisions will be contested at the event, with Men’s Open (nine teams), Women’s Open (six teams), Men’s 30’s (four teams) and Men’s 40’s (four teams).Teams from seven Constituent Bodies (CB) will compete at the event with ACT Country, Barbarians, Northern Territory, North Queensland, Southern States, South Queensland and Sydney Metros all taking part. South Queensland is the largest contingent at the 2011 event, with six teams competing across the four divisions, including three teams in the Men’s Open division, while ACT/Country are the only other CB to have a team in every divisions. South Queensland will also be looking to retain its Champion CB status, following its win in 2010. Finals will be played on Thursday, 6 October 2011. To keep up-to-date with all of the results from the 2011 Defence Nationals, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6027-0-192754-0&sID=83287last_img read more

first_imgThe Northern All Stars have claimed the title in the inaugural Mad Cow Tavern NQ All Stars Super Challenge on the weekend.The Northern side, consisting of players from Cardwell to Cairns, claimed the series after defeating the Southern All Stars side, made up of players from Ingham to Mackay and Mount Isa, in games one and two.North Queensland Touch Association (NQTA) Executive Officer Billy Grant said the series lived up to all expectations and provided a real insight into the region’s Touch Football talent.“The talent on show was top-class. Spectators were amazed at the level of skill displayed by the players.”Grant said that, for many, it was the first time they had been exposed to a higher level of representative Touch Football.“Most people across the region don’t get a chance to see the sport played at this level, so to provide an opportunity to see it in their own backyard was one too good to pass up.”“Everybody involved has been very positive about it. They’ve all thrown their support behind it 100% and it was great to see it come to life the way it did.”The three-game mixed Touch Football series was created to showcase the talent of the region’s representative players and was run in conjunction with the North Queensland Junior Regional Touch Championships, which Grant believes was a perfect match.“We had over a thousand kids running around on the weekend and all of them got to see exactly what’s available at the next levels of the sport.”“Most of the players running around in the All Stars sides started their representative career playing for their club at the NQ Junior Championships, now they get their chance to come back and show the region how far they’ve come and show the kids just how far they can go.”Results:Game One – Northern All Stars (11) def. Southern All Stars (7)Game Two – Northern All Stars (4) def. Southern All Stars (3)Game Three – Southern All Stars (8) def. Northern All Stars (7)Related LinksAll Stars Game A Successlast_img read more

first_imgUNCOVERED: Balotelli filmed slating Nice teammates ‘lost for words’by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMario Balotelli has been caught on camera criticising his Nice teammates.The clip appeared online, but was swiftly removed. It is expected appear in Sunday’s Canal+ documentary on Nice coach Patrick Vieira.“They can’t string two passes together, it’s difficult to play like that,” Balotelli told Vieira in the video clip, reports Nice-Matin.“When we do training exercises, honestly, I’m lost for words…’Vieira urged the former AC Milan striker to “set the example” for his teammates and “get involved.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle challenge Crystal Palace for Chelsea striker Abrahamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle have joined the race to sign Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham.The 21-year-old is currently enjoying a fine loan spell with Aston Villa, having scored 16 Championship goals this season. However, the Blues have an option to recall Abraham in January and are believed to be keen on sending him to another Premier League club.Crystal Palace have emerged as a potential suitor. AndThe Northern Echo report Newcastle will challenge Palace for the Englishman’s signature.Toon manager Rafa Benitez is desperate for January reinforcements as he aims to help the club avoid relegation. They are currently in 14th place, four points off the drop zone. last_img read more

first_imgTottenham striker Llorente agrees terms with Galatasarayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Fernando Llorente is preparing to move to Turkey next month.Llorente is ready to join Galatasaray.Star reports the ex-Juventus ace has agreed terms with the Lions, who are ready to pay £904,000 for his signature.Speaking after Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Barcelona earlier this month, Llorente publicly stated he is open to a move away from Wembley.He said: “If I have the opportunity and they come to talk to me, probably, yes, is the truth.”Now or in summer? I do not know. It does not depend on me.”To go out in the winter market they would have to talk to [Tottenham chairman Daniel] Levy and I cannot do anything.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice on beating Man Utd: We’re such a good teamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice says victory over Manchester United has set the standards for this team.He insists it says a lot about how far they have come.Rice said, “Yeah it does. “A couple of years back, a lot of fans would have thought ‘Man United are in town so it’ll be a really tough game’ but that’s changed now. “We’re such a good team, defending and going forward, collectively we’re so, so good, and every big team that comes here knows they’re in for a game and we showed that again and got the three points that was needed.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgFake tweet says Jameis Winston was arrested.Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of fake Twitter accounts out there, many posing to be important people or properties. ESPN’s SportsCenter is one of the most parodied, for obvious reasons. If you’re a frequent user of the social media medium, however, you can usually spot them pretty easily.Former NFL star Deion Sanders, who works for the NFL Network now, apparently jumped the gun on Twitter Saturday afternoon after seeing a fake article about former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston being arrested. Users had a field day at his expense.DeionI’m so glad that’s a fake account. Folks ain’t got nothing better to do with their lives!— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) March 21, 2015Fortunately for Jameis Winston fans, the young quarterback did not get arrested. Sanders should probably be a bit more careful in the future.last_img read more

first_imgUSC's mascot riding on a white horse in the end zone.LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 16: Traveler, mascot of the USC Trojans runs on the field before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 16, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Some good news for the Men of Troy tonight. Four-star wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe has officially signed with the program with the intent of enrolling early in January.Head coach Clay Helton announced the news on Twitter moments ago. Proud to announce @Ball4Him_24 is officially a Trojan! Let’s welcome him to the #TrojanFamily. #SCigningDay2016 pic.twitter.com/b9QLXf2LXt— Clay Helton (@USCCoachHelton) November 23, 2015Imatorbhebhe, out of Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett High School, is the No. 17 wide receiver in the 2016 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

first_imgYaya Toure has given some insight into what Pep Guardiola wants from his holding midfielders as Manchester City continue the search for an able replacement for the ageing Fernandinho.The 33-year-old himself stated recently ‘I feel like I’m 25 now’ when asked if he’s at the fittest he has ever been, but the reigning Premier League champions have no immediate replacement should he fall injured or lose his form.Chelsea’s Jorginho had been a target for Guardiola’s side before the former Napoli man opted to reunite with Maurizio Sarri, though questions have been raised over the Italian’s defensive ability. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It is understood that Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong is a current target, but at 21 years old, it may take some time to ably take the Brazilian’s mantle should he make the switch to the Etihad.Other names include Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Wolverhampton’s Ruben Neves, both of whom are capable on the ball, but again could struggle to replicate Fernandinho’s defensive abilities.With the search still in full swing, Toure, who performed in the number 6 role under Guardiola in the past, gave a sneak peek into what the demanding Catalan coach expects from players in that position.“The main message is just to have good position,” Toure said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.“Sometimes, with Pep, when we play the games can start with the midfield or the [back] three because he loved to start the ball from behind, from the back first.“After that, you have this fluidity. It’s like a machine. Something is systematic. When you have the ball, you know what to do.“And your friend or your team-mate around you knows what to do, even without looking. This is something that you work on a lot in training.”Manchester City return to action in the Premier League on Sunday with a trip to Huddersfield – who recently parted ways with manager David Wagner by mutual consent – as they look to shorten the gap between themselves and league leaders Liverpool. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgWorld Cup winner Matthias Ginter has hailed Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan as “simply unbelievable”, while he considers Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to be the toughest player he’s come up against.As a Germany international and seasoned performer in the Bundesliga, highly-rated defender Ginter has played with and against some of the finest players on the planet.And the 25-year-old, who had a three-year stint at Borussia Dortmund between 2014 and 2017, has praised Mkhitaryan’s impact for the Bundesliga club in a hugely impressive 2015-16 campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mkhitaryan was starring for title-chasing Dortmund at the time, prior to making a move to Manchester United, and his exploits appear to have left a lasting impression on Ginter.He told Goal: “When Henrikh Mkhitaryan played at Dortmund in 2015-16 he was simply unbelievable.”He collected 50 goals and assists across all competitions and destroyed everybody.”He worked a lot for the team, assisting goals, scoring goals and helping us to have a strong season.”Ginter was already an established name himself by the time the aforementioned season was played out, with World Cup success having been savoured with Germany in 2014.Sergio Aguero Argentina Iceland World Cup 160618And in the aftermath of that tournament, Ginter came up against who he considers to be his toughest opponent in the form of Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero.He added: “After the 2014 World Cup we played against Argentina. He is nimble, always moving and very difficult to defend.”Aguero is a madman.”While Ginter figured against Argentina, he was kept on the bench throughout Germany’s triumphant World Cup campaign in Brazil.The same situation played out four years later in Russia, but a man with 23 caps to his name has no complaints at having not yet made an appearance at a World Cup.He said: “I’ve participated in two world championships at the age of 24 and have been able to witness an incredible number of great moments with the national team.”You should not search for negatives all the time. Of course, every footballer wants to be on the pitch, but especially with the national team you have to put your ego to one side.”I would rather sit on the bench and win the title than play and lose in the quarter-finals.”Mathias Ginter GermanyGermany did not even make it that far in 2018, with Joachim Low’s side suffering a humbling exit at the group stage in Russia.”Nobody in the national team expected what happened at the World Cup,” added Ginter.”After such a tournament, certain things change. New players are joining and some established players are not playing as often.”Nevertheless, as far as the processes, the training or the coach is concerned, nothing fundamental has changed since the summer.”We know what mistakes were made. The World Cup is analysed and worked upon.”For now, Ginter’s focus has shifted back to domestic matters at club level.He is into a second season with Borussia Monchengladbach, with the club chasing down Champions League qualification once more.They sit third in the Bundesliga at present, with their impressive performances earning plenty of praise and admiring glances.It has been suggested that they may struggle to retain the services of their best players, with Thorgan Hazard and Alassane Plea among those to have sparked transfer talk.”I hope that we stay together as a team like this,” said Ginter.”With players like Alassane and Thorgan, something big can be achieved here. But I’m not a football romantic and I know that it’s hard to predict the future.”last_img read more

first_imgGary Neville believes Mauricio Pochettino appears the natural choice to take over as Manchester United manager, but caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is starting to sway his opinion.United have won eight games and drawn one in all competitions since Solskjaer was placed in charge until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December.Tottenham boss Pochettino is reportedly the club’s top candidate to take the Old Trafford hot seat on a permanent basis and Neville has previously backed him as the right man for the job. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? After seeing Solskjaer’s side get the better of Spurs in the Premier League last month, however, the former United defender sees signs that suggest the Norwegian would be a good fit in the long term. “The win over Spurs changed my thinking a little bit,” he told The Telegraph. “[Solskjaer] got it right and in the first half won the tactical battle.”Yes, in the second half David De Gea made a lot of saves, and Tottenham should probably have equalised, but in the first half he went to a diamond with split strikers. It was a risk and I’ve not seen United do that in any game in the last two to three years. So he introduced a new system, a new shape and a new way of playing in his biggest match.”He did what Manchester United managers should do – he took risks to win and he went for it. I thought it was a big moment that, for Ole.”He added: “I do have conflicting views. Personally, I would want [Solskjaer] to have a shot at the job he’s got now. But on the other hand, I want the club to make an unemotional decision.”Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best person for the job? If the answer is ‘yes’ at the end of the season because he’s got them into the top four and they’ve won the FA Cup, you’d say: ‘How can you not give him the job?’”I’m not going to change from this. I said United should go for the best off the pitch football brain in the world and the best head coach in the world they can get.”And if that’s Ole at the end of the season … I go back to that Pochettino always was the one who stood out for me as the one, in terms of the football, values and bringing through young players, like what he’s done at Tottenham and Southampton. Over a period of time it feels to me like he would be the natural choice.”However, you look at what Del Bosque did at Real Madrid when he picked up the team, or like what Di Matteo did in that six months at Chelsea. It feels like what Ole’s doing, like he’s having that sort of time now.”Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham 2018-19Solskjaer’s coaching career got off to a perfect start at Molde when he won two Norwegian league titles, but a brief spell in charge of Cardiff ended in disappointment when they were relegated from the Premier League in 2014.But Neville believes that failure with the Welsh outfit has helped him emerge as a better manager at Old Trafford.”He’s had his failure at Cardiff, which is a good thing. It brings you right back down to earth and gives you a slap. It lets you know where you’re at,” Neville added.”So Ole failing at Cardiff makes him a stronger manager at Manchester United and he’s now realising he’s got a chance. He’s been at Cardiff, Molde and now United, so he’s been on a journey as a young coach that he should go through and he’s immersed himself in it every day.”The ex-England star does not envy the United hierarchy as they consider their options and believes the decision will only increasing in difficulty.“Ed Woodward, the board and the Glazers have got a really difficult decision, the more Ole wins,” Neville said. “It gets harder for them. Is he the best man for the job? He might just be.“United have appointed externally the last three times and it’s failed, so considering an internal appointment, which is what Ole is, could it be the way forward?“I’d have said no six weeks ago, but seeing the job Ole’s now done …. we have to judge it at the end of the season. But I said to someone last week, whatever Manchester United do, they cannot allow a manager to walk through those doors ever again and bring their own philosophy that sits outside the principles of what United are, which is entertaining, attacking football, playing with risk with young players that come through the academy.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgThere’s business to be done for Arsenal, and there are few that will argue that point. There are a number of positions that need addressing this summer if Unai Emery’s side hopes to simply compete with the best the Premier League has to offer, let alone overtake them. It seems that business is coming with William Saliba and Dani Ceballos closing in on moves to the Emirates. It’s much-needed for a club that has mostly dealt with negative headlines, from transfer struggles to ownership’s open letters. But there are some small reasons for optimism, at least when it comes to what Arsenal already have in camp. One youngster in particular has stood out during the Gunners’ pre-season tour while staking his claim for a chance once Arsenal return from their American trip.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Eddie Nketiah provided a brace in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Fiorentina at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, taking his goal tally to three in as many games. Since the start of pre-season, the focus has been on youth for Arsenal with players like Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka and new signing Gabriel Martinelli all providing some sort of contribution. But Nketiah’s have been the biggest and brightest of the Gunners’ American adventure thus far. Nketiah’s first goal came as a result of a wonderful Sead Kolasinac ball, one which left Fiorentina’s defence with few options and the London-born 20-year-old with an entire goal to fire into. It wasn’t a particularly difficult finish or a particularly memorable one, but there’s something to be said about putting yourself in the position and having the composure to score. The second? Once again, not a masterpiece, as it came at the end of a sequence more fitting of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers that call Bank of America Stadium home. There were a number of potential reasons that referee Marcos Delgado could have called a stop to the play, leaving Fiorentina enraged and storming officials every which way by the time Nketiah fired home a ball from second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette. When given the chance, Nketiah has done the job. In his League Cup debut in 2017, he scored within 15 seconds of coming on before firing a second in extra time. In Premier League play, he capped the Gunners’ disappointing campaign with a goal at Burnley in the final match of the season. You can also add in the nine goals in 10 appearances for the Arsenal U-23s last season or the 12 in 13 the season prior. “I feel like just getting more experience, you actually develop and get more comfortable playing,” Nketiah said. “I feel like as a young player, coming into the team is always hard, but I feel like I’m at a good stage. I feel comfortable with the team and the team has always made me feel welcome and allowed me to show myself and play well.”Edward Nketiah is having himself a summer thus far 👌 pic.twitter.com/07SDwZyIdA— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 20, 2019He added: “I feel like a lot of us have had chances and I think the team has done well, the younger boys have done well, and we can all be proud of ourselves. It’s nice to get chances and show what you can do because you want to be playing every week in the starting XI, and these types of games can help you make the case for that.”Nketiah has made that case to Emery. His preseason performances have been a sign of progress and further proof that he should be given the chance to earn at least a bit-part role to start the campaign. His first loan move could come in January, if first-team football proves a step too far, but his pre-season efforts have shown that step may not be as far as originally expected, especially with an opening in the squad following Danny Welbeck’s Arsenal departure. Nketiah’s performance on the day was the headliner for the young guns, while Lacazette’s effort was the standout among those that would be considered guaranteed first-teamers. The Frenchman’s late assist on a Joe Willock goal put an exclamation point on a day where he floated around in a more withdraw role, dropping deep to get on the ball and, ultimately, play creator. “Today [Nketiah] played well. He scored two goals for the team, so that is obviously good for us, but he also ran a lot for the team. The team worked a lot for him, so everything is good,” Lacazette said.”I like to play behind the striker, normally it’s [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] or with Mesut [Ozil] behind me, but when I play with someone else I have to play deeper. I like to play with the team, to pick up the ball, so for me it was a good day.”While Nketiah’s emergence and Lacazette’s quality were certainly comforting signs, it’s a pity for Emery that the two forwards don’t address the team’s biggest issue: the back line. Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal 2019-20For the first 15 or so minutes, it felt like another match destined for an Arsenal miscue. Those are normal this time of year; it is preseason after all. But still, there was reason for concern as the issues that plagued the club at the back all last season popped up within seconds. There was a Nacho Monreal giveaway in the second minute, causing a bit of a scare for the largely pro-Arsenal crowd. Moments later, it was Shkodran Mustafi’s turn to hand the ball to Fiorentina on a platter only for Kolasinac to slide in to save the day and bail out the German centre-back. Mustafi, in particular, never looked particularly comfortable, even as Fiorentina typically struggled to make much of the chances that did come their way. Arsenal controlled the match, by and large, and that will be a comforting sign considering the youth that started upfront and in the midfield. A player like Nketiah won’t make the difference between success and failure for Arsenal. He won’t be the one responsible for completing this Arsenal rebuild or pushing them back into a Champions League place. Those responsibilities will ultimately fall to the high-priced veterans ahead of him and the new faces that are expected to be added to the squad in the coming days and weeks. But those responsibilities aren’t what pre-season is about, at least not this one.  This Arsenal pre-season is about finding out what Arsenal already have and what pieces Emery can trust in both the present in the future. In short, it’s about making a mark and, as far as Nketiah is concerned, it’s been mission accomplished.last_img read more

first_imgA general view of a goal post.SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: A general view is seen during the College Football Sydney Cup match between Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal) and Rice University (Rice Owls) at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)Former Alfred Football All-American linebacker Nick Clark was tragically killed this week. The 29-year old New York State trooper was responding to a call at around 3:30 a.m. on Monday.Clark responded to a 911 call about a suicidal man in the early morning. That man, 43-year old Steven Kiley, is the suspect in Clark’s death.According to WHAM in Rochester, New York, Kiley was found dead in his home from an apparent gunshot wound.Clark was a two-time All-American for the Division III Saxons. He graduated from the school in 2011.From the Empire 8 Conference‘s article on Nick Clark’s tragic death:“The entire Alfred University community is reeling from the news that Nicholas Clark ’11 was killed early this morning in the line of duty as a New York State trooper. This tragedy touches us in so many ways,” said Alfred University President Mark Zupan. “Nick was a wonderful young man, highly regarded for his community spirit, great heart, and unquestionable skills as a football player. Whenever the Saxons got into a tough situation on the football field, the coaches sent in Nick Clark to get the job done.[…]“Nick is one of the all-time greats that has ever worn the Purple & Gold and did so in a way that left a legacy that will never be forgotten,” Director of Athletics Paul Vecchio said. “Our heartfelt prayers and supportive thoughts go out to his family, including his mother, Theresa Gunn, an Alfred University professor and currently the Faculty Athletic Representative for the Division of Athletics. Nick’s passion was to serve others, and this led him to his position as an NYS Trooper. His passing underscores the incredible sacrifices and risks that these brave men and women make every day to keep our communities safe.”On top of his All-American status, Clark was a three-time All-Empire 8 player. He was also two-time Defensive Player in the Year in the conference, a first in the league’s history.After his graduation, Clark was invited to Buffalo Bills mini-camp. He graduated from the police academy in 2015, four years after his college career came to a close.Our thoughts go out to the Clark family, and the entire Alfred University community.[WHAM]last_img read more

first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)This weekend’s Ohio State-Penn State game should be one of the biggest games in college football this season. The environment in Stare College will be insane.These teams have been battling for Big Ten supremacy the last couple of seasons, and the rivalry is intense. Neither team’s fan base cares much for the other.However, at least one PSU fan has angered the wife of OSU head coach Urban Meyer. Shelley Meyer let her anger be known on Twitter this afternoon.It started with a shirt being sold on Ebay with the words “Urban Liar” on it, a reference to Meyer’s handling of the Zach Smith situation. The shirt is in Penn State colors.Again Please Ped U Fans wear these..want a even angrier Bucks team.. SMH..anything to make a buck .. pic.twitter.com/tE1azfB2wq— Buckeye4life (@Kevin091764) September 24, 2018Shelley Meyer is not happy about.“This is the lowest thing I have seen from a fan base,” Meyer wrote in a since deleted tweet. “Doesn’t match up w what your coach said he wants for visitors. Thanks for the hospitality.”Some Penn State fans have responded with pictures of Ohio State fans holding signs that made light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.All of this will certainly add some fuel to the fire for Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)On Saturday, the Nebraska Huskers travel to Madison to take on No. 16 Wisconsin in an all-Big Ten affair. Nebraska continues to struggle under first-year head coach Scott Frost, while Wisconsin responded well from its first loss of the season.Preview: Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez has looked like the real deal at times, while looking like a true freshman at others. Scott Frost clearly has plans for the young quarterback, but it hasn’t translated to success on the field.Meanwhile, the Badgers have one of the fiercest run games in the nation and has used that to build a 3-1 record. The lone blemish came at the hands of the BYU Cougars, though Wisconsin responded nicely with a road win over Iowa.Going through @BadgerFootball withdrawals? So are we. Here’s something to hold you over until tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/NxvVrrIbmL— Wisconsin On BTN (@WisconsinOnBTN) October 5, 2018Date: Saturday, October 6Game Time: 7:30 PM ETChannel: BTNLocation: Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, WIAnnouncers: Kevin Kugler, J. LemanPrediction: Wisconsin has too much fire power on the offensive side of the ball to allow Nebraska to hang around. This war will be won in the trenches, and the Badgers have the edge on both the offensive and defensive lines.Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 24last_img read more

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Texas State football has been around since 1904, but the Bobcats’ relatively recent transition to FBS has been rough. Now, some fans want a large-scale change in leadership.Dennis Franchione took over the team in 2011, just before the move up to FBS. He had previously coached the team in the early 1990s, before his stints at TCU, Alabama, and Texas A&M.Under Franchione, the team went 6-6 in 2013 and 7-5 in 2014, its first two years in the Sun Belt. The team did not get invited to a bowl after either season, and following a 3-9 2015, Franchione retired.Athletic director Larry Teis tabbed James Madison head coach Everett Withers, a former assistant head coach at Ohio State and staff member at North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, and Louisville, to replace him.The Everett Withers era has gone incredibly poorly, and now some fans are calling for Larry Teis to be fired as well.Withers’ club is 1-5 this season, with its lone win over Texas Southern. On Thursday night, the Bobcats lost to Georgia Southern 15-13, the closest loss of the season.Texas State is in the bottom five to 10 teams out of all 130 FBS programs, in just about any ranking you look at. Withers went 2-10 in each of his first two seasons, and has to be among the most likely coaches to be fired this season.Now, fans want Teis out with him. One had a “Fire Teis” sign in the stadium last night, and a campaign raised a few hundred dollars to fly a “Fire Teis” banner over the stadium for homecoming.Looks like an airplane banner saying “#FireTeis” will fly over Bobcat Stadium on Oct. 27, #TXST’s homecoming. To say the least, this fan base is obviously disgruntled. https://t.co/7ipDVLNubJ https://t.co/8qgeEt7G6Y— Keff Ciardello (@Keff_C) September 27, 2018First “Fire Teis” sign. #TXST pic.twitter.com/l8WPACHn5z— Keff Ciardello (@Keff_C) October 7, 2018A “Fire Larry Teis” website has also been launched, instructing fans to literally wear “cut ties” to games to show their displeasure.Texas State fans want to "cut ties" with AD Larry Teis.There are definitely points for creativity there.Teis has been at Texas State for 15 years. Time will tell how much longer that tenure is.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer clapping before an Ohio State football game.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Ohio State was without Urban Meyer for the first three games of the 2018 season as the head coach served a suspension. Could they possibly be without Meyer permanently soon?It is a possibility at ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is not dismissing. Meyer left the University of Florida over health issues and Finebaum said this morning he could see him doing the same at Ohio State.Appearing on ESPN’s Get Up!, Finebaum cited health and the lingering effects of this summer’s investigation and suspension as potential reasons for Meyer stepping down soon.Via 247Sports:“I sense (his time) is coming to an end at Ohio State,” Finebaum said. “This is observational. I’m watching him. Don’t forget the month of August, one of his worst months ever. I still feel like it’s a bad marriage. We’re hearing him talk about his health. Most coaches don’t talk about their health unless it’s a very serious situation. I think this is a precursor to him walking away at the end of the season much like he did 6 or 7 years ago at the University of Florida. The signs are there.”Now, to be fair, this isn’t anything new from Finebaum. Back in August, he predicted that this would be Meyer’s final season in Columbus.“I’ve thought a lot about this,” Finebaum said during a radio appearance. “And you can look and interpret and say whatever you want, but I’ve come to at least an opinion on Urban Meyer that this will be his last season at Ohio State. I just don’t know how much longer this can go on, and I say that because I strongly believe his credibility has been shattered.“The relationship with his athletic director has been fractured, and it was pretty easy to read the body language the other night that the school president wants nothing to do with him as well. Even though I would say Ohio State fans would easily rank among the most sick of fan in college football, slowly, I believe they will bail on him as well. Then, it will touch recruiting. We’ve seen Urban’s past when he’s under the gun, he bails.”During a recent game against Indiana, Meyer went down to his knees on the sideline. While it was originally reported that he collided with someone, Meyer later clarified that he went to the ground due to headaches.last_img read more

first_imgAustralia batsmen have made too many mistakes vs India: Ricky PontingIndia vs Australia: Ricky Ponting said the fact that only one Australian batsman featured in the top five for the list of highest run scorers in the Test series against India highlighted the little impact the home batsmen have had.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta SydneyJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 17:53 IST Shaun Marsh has struggled with the bat having scored just 175 runs so far in the series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahane with 217 runs is India’s 4th highest scorer in the series. Head with 217 is Australia’s highestRicky Ponting said Australia have paid for the many mistakes made by their batsmenIndia have an invincible 2-1 lead in the 4-Test seriesRicky Ponting came down heavily on Tim Paine’s non-performing batsmen as Australia stare at their first ever series defeat to India at home. Having taken a 2-1 lead in the 4-Test series, India declared after scoring 622 for 7 in the first innings of the fourth Test in Sydney on Friday.India’s domination in the series has been highlighted by their batsmen. For much of 2018, Virat Kohli was the lone warrior as the others struggled in South Africa and England where India lost back-to-back Test series.However, it has been a huge revival for India in Australia where Cheteshwar Pujara is the leading scorer with 521 runs including three hundreds. Rishabh Pant, playing only this third Test series and second overseas, is second in the list with 350 runs.Virat Kohli, who scored 593 runs from five Tests in England last year, has managed only 282 including a hundred from seven innings Down Under.Ajinkya Rahane, far from his best, has scored 217 runs including two fifties. For Australia, Travis Head has similar figures of 217 runs and two fifties as of Friday.Ponting, Australia’s leading run-scorer in Tests, said Australia have paid for the repeated mistakes of their batsmen in the ongoing series.The great Steve Waugh spoke to https://t.co/7zqZfeoFWf about Australia’s fourth Test selections and the messages he has been sharing with Justin Langer and Tim Paine #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/hOYTUVGOi3cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019″As far as I’m concerned, this batting group through this series has made way too many mistakes,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “Technical, mental, whatever those mistakes may be, they’ve made a lot of mistakes.advertisement”It hasn’t necessarily been the first mistake they’ve made either that’s led to them getting out. They’ve made a lot of mistakes then eventually got out. To be fair, India have probably had the best of the batting conditions,” he said.Ponting said the fact that only one Australian batsman (Travis Head) featured in the list of top five run scorers in the series highlighted the little impact the home batsmen have had in the series.”The first part of the game in Melbourne was the best time to bat, and now (day one and two) is going to be the best time to bat here in Sydney.”You look at the top five run-scorers and four of them are Indians and we’ve got Travis Head sitting at No.5 with 217 runs when Rishabh has got 350 as their keeper-batter. That highlights how little impact our batsmen have had on this series,” Ponting said.In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the likes of Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja were expected to stand up against world number one India. But Marsh has scored only 175 runs from three Tests while Khawaja has 172.Australia will look to address their batting woes quickly against a charged-up Indian team in sight of a historic series triumph.Also Read | India absolutely ruthless with the bat in Sydney, says Darren LehmannAlso Read | Tim Paine and pacers were not on the same page, says Australia’s bowling coachAlso Read | Tim Paine speaking: Australian captain answers phone call intended for reporterFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Sydney TestFollow Ricky Pontinglast_img read more

first_imgSamsung Galaxy M10 may come with 6.2-inch Infinity-V display, Exynos chipSamsung is just a few days away from announcing the Galaxy M series for the first time ever in India and the Galaxy M10 and M20 are expected to be the first phones in this new line.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 10:39 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy M10 is said to fall under Rs 10,000It may ccome with a 6.2-inch screen with a 720p resolutionThe Galaxy M10 is also expected to get an Exynos 7872 chipsetSamsung is just a few days away from announcing the Galaxy M series for the first time ever in India. Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M10 and M20 are most certainly expected to go official first while the Galaxy M30 may launch at a later date. The Galaxy M10 and M20 are both expected to offer similar designs, but the hardware will be a little different. We know quite a lot about the M20 and now some new information has cropped up about the Galaxy M10.The Galaxy M10 will be the cheapest among the two phones and is rumoured to fall under Rs 10,000 in India. A leaked manual spotted on the internet suggests the Galaxy M10 will offer a 6.2-inch screen with a 720p resolution, which is understandable if it indeed falls below Rs 10,000. Samsung has already confirmed that the new Galaxy M devices will be the first Samsung phones to sport Infinity-V displays with a V-shaped notch.The Galaxy M10 is said to get an Exynos 7872 chipset and not an Exynos 7870 chip as was previously reported based on a Geekbench listing back in November. The budget Galaxy M phone will also come with 2GB and 3GB of RAM and will support dual SIM cards with a dedicated slot for a microSD card.Samsung is also teasing big batteries with the new Galaxy M phones. While the Galaxy M20 is rumoured to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy M10 is said to house a 3,400mAh battery which is pretty big as well in the scheme of things. Unlike the Galaxy M20 which will most definitely come with a Type-C port, the Galaxy M10 will get a microUSB port and will most likely lack fast charging support. The good news is that there will be a 3.5mm headphone jack for audiophiles.advertisementThe Galaxy M10 will also come with dual rear cameras with a 13MP main sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor. The render of the Galaxy M10 seems to suggest no fingerprint sensor on board, so facial recognition will probably be the only biometric option on offer. The Galaxy M phones are also expected to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo instead of Android Pie. The Galaxy M10 and M20 will go official on January 28 and both the phones will be exclusive to Amazon India.ALSO READ | Samsung confirms Galaxy M series India launch on January 28, Galaxy M10, M20 expected firstALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 key design details revealed: Here’s what you need to knowALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 with 6GB RAM and Android Pie spotted, may launch soonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy MFollow Galaxy M30Follow Galaxy M20Follow Galaxy M10last_img read more

first_imgMadhavan’s Rocketry look best memes are here. How many have you seen?The resemblance between the hunky actor and the ISRO scientist is uncanny. The transformation of Madhavan for the role has given internet food for new memes. Have you seen them yet?advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 13:04 IST R. MadhavanThe fact that Ranganathan Madhavan is donning the director’s hat for his next movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, already has his fans excited. The hunky actor is portraying the role of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the film and his fans cannot get enough of the resemblance between the actor and the scientist.For his look as Nambi Narayanan, Madhavan has undergone a drastic makeover. The result? The Chocolate Boy from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein days is a spitting image of Nambi Narayanan in his next film! R Madhavan as Nambi NarayananMadhavan took to social media to share pictures of his look from the film, where he has white hair and white beard. A lot like the 77-year-old ISRO scientist!The internet has unleashed its creativity on Madhavan’s new look and we have a host of memes.The best part about the memes is that Madhavan too is being a sport and having fun with them.Don’t believe us? See for yourself.All the single people in the house, this is for you.*when you’re 25 and unmarried at family function.*1) How you really look .2) How your relatives see you . pic.twitter.com/1FaWyd4gpQAditii (@Sassy_Soul_) January 23, 2019Doctors and medical students will relate to this one.1. Getting admitted into Medical college2. Coming out after the completion pic.twitter.com/g13Fk6JeUzHEISENBURGER (@_EMIname_) January 23, 2019And we have JNU too!*AT JNU *1st year student last year student pic.twitter.com/xgyyxZtVsQDictator (@whatsiniiid) January 23, 20192019Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma fans, this one hits home!advertisement*Me waiting for the last episode of tarak Mehta ka Ulta chashma*#RocketrytheNambieffect pic.twitter.com/RsJswJ5J9GTweetera (@DoctorrSays) January 23, 2019https://t.co/XgbzngcfRfRanganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) January 24, 2019Make goa plan. Finally Going. pic.twitter.com/R6coJAjAm2Pranjul Sharma (@Pranjultweet) January 23, 2019The last one is our favourite.ALSO READ | Madhavan is a spitting image of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in Rocketry The Nambi EffectALSO WATCH | ‘Hype about Tanu Weds Manu frightens us: Kangna and MadhavanGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow R MadhavanFollow Rocketry – The Nambi Effectlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk KolkataApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 11:44 IST KKR vs RCB broadcast channels (Courtesy by BCCI)Rejuvenated by a World Cup call-up, Dinesh Karthik would be eager to impress India captain Virat Kohli and also arrest the Kolkata Knight Riders’ three game losing streak, when they lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League clash here on Friday.It won’t be easy for KKR with Andre Russell doubtful for the RCB game after injuring his left shoulder during practice at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.Russell, who is KKR’s leading run-getter and main hope, was hit by a bouncer from a net bowler during training and was seen writhing in pain as the support staff rushed to the ground.It is the same left shoulder where Russell was hit by a Harshal Patel delivery during KKR’s match against Delhi Capitals at the Kotla.”He went for a preliminary x-ray yesterday. To be fair, it has not even been 24 hours since the incident. We are monitoring him.”Skipper @DineshKarthik clears the air over @Russell12A’s availability for #KKRvRCB! #AndreRussell #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/EnwilbYF3qKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 18, 2019Kohli has his own problems as far as RCB is concerned with the team all but out of the competition if they lose on Friday. Rock-bottom in the table with just one win from eight matches, RCB just haven’t been in the groove this year. From the remaining six games, they would have to win all to give themselves any chance of a playoff berth.NOT #TBT. #SteynGun #OneDayToGo #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/pQJfFconcWRoyal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 18, 2019Kohli has also not led from the front, cutting a forlorn figure on the field more often than not and also failing to fire with the bat.advertisementWhat TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2019 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on?All IPL 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the IPL 2019 match between KKR vs RCB be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KKR and RCB live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between KKR and RCB?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between KKR and RCB?Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Dale SteynFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen KKR vs RCB T20 broadcast: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live StreamingKKR vs RCB IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will be desperate for a win to stay afloat in the IPL when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 12, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 17:59 IST MS Dhoni has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for the outburst at umpires during an IPL 2019 match in Jaipur (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS was after some clarity and it didn’t seem to be coming: Stephen FlemingDhoni stormed onto the field and confronted an on-field umpire over no-ball controversyDhoni’s match-winning half-century helped Chennai Super Kings retain their top spot on the IPL 2019 points tableChennai Super Kings head coach shed light on what had prompted MS Dhoni to uncharacteristically storm onto the pitch and confront on-field umpires over confusion surrounding a no-ball call during CSK’s tense chase against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Thursday.Dhoni has been facing a lot of flak over his fierce on-field argument with on-field umpire Ulhas Gandhe who called a no-ball before retracting his decision during a thrilling final over chase at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.Dhoni hit a half-century but was dimissed in the third ball of the 20th over by Ben Stokes. Chennai Super Kings needed nine from the last three balls after they lost their skipper.Umpire Gandhe then signaled a no-ball on the fourth delivery of the over for a waist-high full toss. However, Bruce Oxenford standing at square leg said it was not a no-ball. Confusion ensued and Ravindra Jadeja, who was at the non-striker’s end got into an immediate argument with the umpires.MS Dhoni, who had struggled for the last two overs possibly due to cramps., came charging on to the field and argued with the umpires and animatedly pointed at Ulhas Gandhe, who looked visibly shaken.Ben Stokes tried to calm Dhoni down but the CSK captain looked far from pleased.MS Dhoni was after some clarity: Stephen FlemingStressing Dhoni walked onto the pitch only to seek clarity about the situation, Fleming said: “Our understanding was that the umpire at the bowler’s end had called the no-ball and then there was confusion around whether it was a no ball or not.advertisement”MS was after some clarity and it didn’t seem to be coming. So, he took the opportunity to go out in there and discuss it with the umpires. That’s how I saw it and that’s how I discussed it with him afterward.”Meanwhile, Fleming also said that MS Dhoni will be questioned about Thursday’s outburst at the umpire for a “long, long time” but refused to be drawn into answering whether what the CSK captain did was right or wrong.”He only just wanted clarity. The rights and wrongs will be discussed by everybody, including Mahi (Dhoni), I’m sure. But, I think, it’ll be a discussion for the umpires afterward and I am a watcher as you guys are, for now.”But he was certainly fired up about the way the decision was handled and why it was overturned or if it was overturned. So, there was a lack of clarity, obviously, for him and he wanted to get it clarified at that key moment. It’s unusual but he’s usually pretty calculated. It’ll be something he will be questioned about for sure, for a long time.”Eventually, MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of the match fee for breaching IPL’s Code of Conduct.”Mr. Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” an IPL release read.Despite the on-field drama in the tense final over, MS Dhoni’s men clinched another two points and took their tally on the top of the IPL points table to 12 points with six wins from seven matches.Needing 3 runs in the final ball of the match, all-rounder Mitchell Santner kept his cool and smashed Ben Stokes into the long-on stands. Dhoni, who was waiting at the dugout, was more relieved than delighted at the win as the skipper came up with an unanimated celebration.Also Read | MS Dhoni fined after fierce on-field argument with umpiresAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Stephen FlemingFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPL 2019 IPL 2019: MS Dhoni was fired up by the way no-ball decision was handled, says FlemingStephen Fleming, head coach of Chennai Super Kings, refused to be drawn into the debate on whether MS Dhoni’s outburst at the on-field umpire in Jaipur was right or not. Dhoni has been fined 50% of the match fee for the uncharacteristic act.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRealme 4 retail box leaks in video and hints at imminent launchRealme numeric series have always targeted the budget segment and the upcoming Realme 4 will be no exception.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 09:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme 3 went official around three months ago.Realme 4 retail box leaks and hints at imminent launch.Render of the Realme 4 also leaked and show a diamond cu design.Realme launched the Realme 3 not so long. The Realme 3 debuted just three months ago and it looks like the smartphone already has its successor ready aka the Realme 4. A YouTube channel that goes by the name “Angry Agrawalji” has posted a video of Realme 4’s retail box over the weekend. Like all other Realme retail box this one too shows the “Realme 4” printed on top of the box and by the looks of it the retail box appears to be very authentic. However, considering it’s a leak take all information with a pinch of salt. Additionally, a Twitter user who goes by the user name “@gaurav75677859” leaked a render of the alleged Realme 4.First the YouTube video. Sadly, the retail box doesn’t reveal a lot about the Realme 4 — for instance its specifications and features. As noted earlier the retail box revealed just the name of the smartphone. The box has the “Realme 4” printed on top of it. The leak of the retail box hints at the imminent launch of the Realme 4. It is worth noting that for now there is no information on the Realme 4 from the company’s side.In another leak the render of the alleged Realme 4 leaked. The render showed the Realme 4 from the back side and revealed the design details of the phone. The render revealed that the Realme 4 will sport the company’s popular diamond-cut design with dual cameras engraved on it. Right below the camera setup sits a LED flash. The render also reveals that the Realme 4 will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In the render, the alleged Realme 4 appears in blue colour.advertisementRealme numeric series have always targeted the budget segment and the upcoming Realme 4 will be no exception. Considering Realme 4 details have started surfacing online we expect the smartphone to go official very soon, possibly in a few months from now. Meanwhile, Realme is also gearing up to launch the Realme X in India. The company has confirmed that the Realme X will go official in India in the second half of this year. In India, we believe the Realme X will compete with Redmi K20. Both the phones are expected to come with Snapdragon 730 processor in the country.ALSO READ | iPhone XR 2 case renders leak, reveal new camera and design detailsALSO READ | Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale begins today: Here are top smartphone discount offers you can’t missALSO READ | World Cup TV Dhamaka sale: Xiaomi Mi LED smart TV 32-inch, 43-inch, and 55-inch sell with discountGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow Realmelast_img read more

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

first_imgDoE to investigate fake letter issued to schools in Delhi to vote AAPDoE Director Binay Bhushan said it was a fake letter that had been circulated to create mischief and they would investigate its origin.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 15:13 IST The Directorate of Education (DoE) will investigate the origin of a “fake letter” that was circulated among some groups of school management committees, asking parents to whom they will vote in the upcoming assembly polls.It had questions what parents had to say about the AAP government’s education policies and for whom they would vote.DoE Director Binay Bhushan said it was a fake letter that had been circulated to create mischief and they would investigate its origin.Sources in the Delhi government said the letter was circulated among some groups of school management committee with a “malicious intention”.About DoEDelhi Directorate of Education (abbreviated Del E) is the department under the education ministry of Delhi Government that manages the city’s public school system. It is one of the India’s largest school education system. Delhi government has made several efforts for the growth of education in Delhi. Recognizing the importance of education, the Govt. of Delhi is spending about 10% its total plan allocation on Education Sector. The share o Sector (General Education, Technical Education, Art & Culture and Sports) in total Plan expenditure of Delhi Government for last 5 years is increased from 8.49% in 2004-05 up to 10.32% in 2008-09Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAysha Tags :Follow DoEFollow DelhiFollow fake letterlast_img read more

first_imgAshes 2019: James Anderson backs Joe Root to continue as England captainJames Anderson believes Joe Root is still the best man to lead England and has vowed to be part of the team’s next chapter.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 19:53 IST Test skipper Joe Root remains England’s best batsman. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland pacer James Anderson has backed Test skipper Joe Root to continue as captainRoot faced questions over his leadership in the aftermath of Australia securing the Ashes urnJames Anderson also expressed his desire to return to international cricket when England visits New ZealandEngland pacer James Anderson has backed Test skipper Joe Root to continue as captain despite many former greats calling for his removal.While Root remains England’s best batsman and is still in his prime, not all are convinced that he is getting the best out of his team mates with his decision-making during the four tests so far against Australia being questioned.This week’s Oval Test offers Root the chance of at least avoiding becoming the first England captain to lose a home series against Australia since Mike Atherton suffered that fate in 2001 – a result that prompted his international retirement.”He’s definitely the man to take us forward. Absolutely, he’s got a lot to give,” Anderson told the PA news agency.”He has done some great work. But the team has been developing over the last few years and going into a big series like this you want a settled team that’s fit and firing. I feel for Joe as he’s not quite had that. It’s been difficult.”England pace spearhead James Anderson also expressed his desire to return to international cricket when England visits New Zealand for two-Test matches.”I feel great, in as good condition as I’ve been for a long time. It’s just the calf that’s been the hindrance. Get that working, strong again, and I’m hopeful I can play a part in New Zealand or South Africa this winter.”The hunger is still there to go through that rehab process again. If there were any doubts, going through rehab can be tough mentally, but the fact I want to do it and am keen to get going again means I’m still hungry.”advertisementAlso Read | Jack Leach is becoming a laughing stock: Kevin Pietersen not impressed with England spinnerAlso Read | You’ve still got to perform, as an Australian cricketer: Langer urges struggling batsmen to step upAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow James AndersonFollow Joe RootFollow Englandlast_img read more

Leather Jackets For Spring

first_imgThe weather has been anything but spring-like the past couple of weeks in some parts of the country, and we’re not complaining. The chillier days give us an excuse to dress up before the sweltering months begin. Leather jackets aren’t for the cooler weather anymore. Designers are creating cool outerwear in untraditional colors and thinner leathers for the spring and summer season. The Manual has compiled some jackets we think would be perfect for the transitional weather. Go on, it’s time to spring for a leather jacket that’s not your go to Top Gun.-If you’re looking to wear a colorful leather jacket this summer, Armani Exchange’s blue fitted jacket is a great way to g provide a bit of color to your browns and blacks.-If you don’t want PETA all up in your grill, Armani Exchange also offers a varsity jacket in faux leather.–AllSaints‘ navy and cream Bleek bomber jacket is the bomb. Yeah, we went there. Part suede, part calfskin, fully cool-AllSaints’ Kushiro leather biker jacket is a classic staple. The tumbled and washed leather make it look like you borrowed it from your dad, and never gave it back.–Perry Ellis‘ faux leather jacket is an extremely affordable way to get the look this spring without breaking the bank and without forfeiting style.–Vince is known for it’s effortless, contemporary sportswear, so leave it to them to create a simply perfect leather option for spring. What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze last_img read more

first_imgAttention gentlemen: can we talk about how your dreams have come true for fall? Okay, maybe there isn’t a Victoria’s Secret Angel waiting on your doorstep to confess her love for you, but the second best thing is truly happening – it is perfectly acceptable to wear sweatpants in public. They were all over the fall 2013 runways, and they look damn good too.But this doesn’t mean you can walk out the door wearing your old college sweatsuit with a fugly pair of sneakers. Fall is all about tailored comfort, it’s about both looking and feeling great. So how can you rock the sweatpants trend without appearing slovenly? Check out our pointers and styles to shop below, and you’ll be the flyest guy in town.Layering is key – It is fall, after all. Pair a handsome heather gray pant with a chambray button down. Layer on a navy sweater, and you have a cool blue outfit perfect for work or play. We love this pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim Heather Grey Ribbed Lounge Pants for this look.Leather up – To toughen up the soft, comfy look of lounge pants, you’re going to need a little leather in your life. Grab a motorcycle jacket, leather vest or even a varsity jacket with leather sleeves, and pair it with a colored pair of pants for extra punch. SLVR’s Olive Green Lux Fit Lounge Pants make the perfect match.Business on top – Ever thought you could pair a blazer with sweatpants and call it a look? Its no 3-piece suit, but a collared shirt and sport coat pair perfectly for a look that’s professional and cool. Have a little fun and grab a colorblocked pair like these Waffle Knit Lounge Pants from Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen.Mind your feet – The last thing you want to rock with sweatpants is a pair of old, busted, dirty sneakers. You have to make sure that footwear looks fresh! You really can’t go wrong with a fly pair of high tops or black combat boots to streamline your look. The options really are endless when you’re working with a basic black Harem Pant like this Zara pair. The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men 1. Fall 2013 3. SLVR olive green lounge pantscenter_img 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switcheslast_img read more

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Editors’ Recommendations Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders’ Streets of Laredo have released their first full-length album, Volume I & II on Dine Alone Records on October 7th. Destined to be a soundtrack for all things Fall, this album is a sing-a-long collision of jangling harmonies, stomping percussion, horns and guitars.Founded by close-knit family members Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson and inspired by the fervour and madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit, Streets of Laredo was born out of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life. Older brother Dave tells the story, “Both Dan and I had done the hard yards in bands in New Zealand but we were worn out and a little lost by it all. And broke. I was running this t-shirt company and Dan walks in one day to tell me that he’s finished with music and he’s gonna go get a real job. All of a sudden my ‘big brother’ instinct kicks in and rather than see this young songwriter throw it all away, I gave him a job doing t-shirt orders, and we started working on demos and writing songs together, pretty much day and night from then on in.”Refining their sound and songs one holiday weekend at a beach house on the New Zealand coast, the Gibsons started to fashion a sound that was equal parts folk storytelling and psychedelic madness. With just one home-town show under their belt, a handful of demos and a whole lot of hope, they took the plunge and decided to move halfway around the world. Fast forward to the summer of 2012 and Streets of Laredo in a rehearsal space in Brooklyn NY with a guitar, a drum-machine and no money, trying to figure out what comes next.Quickly adding fellow countryman Thom Darlow and local Brooklynites Sean McMahon and Andrew McGovern to the mix, this now rambling, multi-instrumental, seven-piece started to craft a dance-inducing mix of vocal hooks, beats and wild sounds that saw the New York music scene embrace them as their own – building a firm reputation in the music halls of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side for playing danceable, crazy songs that kept fans coming back for more – not to mention seeing the band feted as a must-see act at both CMJ and SXSW.A quick trip back to New Zealand saw the band record the bones of Volume I & II – ten songs inspired by their old life in NZ and their new life in NYC – in an old converted Auckland theatre where, courtesy of friendships and favors, they locked down that distinctive Streets of Laredo sound.Purchase Volume I & II from Streets of Laredo on Amazon or iTunes!http://www.streets-of-laredo.com/last_img read more

first_img Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Editors’ Recommendations Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart Ever since Morgan Motor Company was established over a century ago, the U.K. automaker has delivered hand-crafted vehicles that focus on driver pleasure and vehicle aesthetics above all.The automaker’s first model, the classic V-twin three-wheeler, is as important to the brand’s rich history as is its practice of using wood in constructing core elements of its vehicles. The F Series three-wheeler that was built between 1932 and 1953 was the inspiration for the Morgan three-wheeler revival that has been embraced by the automotive world since 2011.While the marque has carved a niche with BMW-sourced, limited-run, retro-styled sports cars, the three-wheeler’s rebirth has helped elevate the automaker’s visibility and “cool factor.” Riding on the stylish success of that model, the automaker has now introduced its first-ever all-electric model, the EV3.Instead of simply swapping the standard three-wheeler’s 1983 cc V-twin for an electric motor and calling it a day, Morgan went to the trouble of thoroughly re-engineering its EV3 and giving it a unique modern styling. Unlike the EV3 concept, the production vehicle offers much more to look at than merely a sleek tubular body. At the front, the roadster’s electric motor and battery resemble elegant gold piano keys and are complemented by an off-center main headlight.Powering the EV3 is a 20kWh lithium battery and a liquid-cooled 46kW electric motor that manages 150 miles on a single charge. The EV3 can sprint to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds and tops out at 90 mph, which is a good bit off the pace of the petrol-powered three-wheeler. Another first for Morgan is the use of composite carbon fiber in the bodywork, while the rest of its figure is made from aluminum. Thanks to these lightweight components, the all-electric three-wheeler actually weighs less than its V-twin sibling, at 1,100 pounds.While its performance won’t rival any genuine sports cars, Morgan’s vehicles have never been about all-out speed. The EV3’s design, open-top joys, and connected driving experience add up to a distinctive vehicle.According to Morgan, the EV3 will go into production during the fourth quarter of 2016, and “will be priced comparably to the gasoline three-wheeler,” which sells for about $36,000.While most current electric vehicles are designed to be utilitarian commuter instruments, the EV3 stands out in offering hope for enthusiasts in a world that’s transitioning to alternative energy formats. If we can enjoy an EV as an escape rather than a tool, then there’s hope for a satisfying transition from gas to electric engineering.Check out Worthly for more info. and the EV3 launch trailer. Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more

first_img How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Editors’ Recommendations We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Manual Is Hiring! Winter is coming, and if the thought of another year fighting drafts has you cringing, have no fear. Outfitting your home with these toasty fabrics will keep the cold away.Alpaca ThrowAlpacas have some of the softest, warmest fleece out there. Their hypoallergenic wool is silky and durable, making it the perfect material for blankets. This Alpaca Throw from Parachute is insanely cozy and the gray color fits in with any design style.See itWool BlanketThere’s nothing like wrapping a blanket around your shoulders, enjoying a cup of hot tea (or maybe a hot toddy), and watching the snow fall on a chilly winter morning. The Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket from Faribault Woolen Mill Company is ideal for doing just that. When you’re not using it to keep warm, the simple design and army green color make it a great accent piece for an urban industrial space or rustic-style mountain vacation cabin.See itFlannel Pillow CoversNo sofa is complete without a few throw pillows, and it’s not officially winter until you break out the flannel. Throw pillow covers are ideal because they let you easily switch up your look without having to invest in a pillow for every season. Etsy is a great source for seasonal items like this; check out The Shabby Stichery’s pillow covers. She makes a black buffalo check pillow cover that is not only stylish but soft, warm, and comforting on cold nights — the way flannel should be. Curl up on the couch with one of these and your Netflix and chill nights will quickly become Netflix and snooze.See itLuxury Plush BeddingThe name says it all. The Coma Inducer Sheet Set from B Your Bed will have you wrapped up in a blanket cocoon all winter long. On the list of top 10 softest things on the planet, these sheets would be Nos. 1 through 5. It’s already hard enough to get out of bed in the morning; the Coma Inducer sheets make it downright impossible. Be prepared to never leave your bed all winter.See itSheepskin RugNothing says “cozy” like a fuzzy rug in front of the fire. If you’re looking for a real animal hide, this Farmhouse Sheepskin rug from Farmhouse Pottery is the way to go. The sheep are free range, raised by a small farm in the hills of Oregon. For extra comfort, this rug can be stacked on top of carpeting or other area rugs — the stacked look is super trendy right now and makes sitting on the floor a lot more comfortable.Not sure real is right for you? Check out this faux rawhide rug from Alexander Home — just as soft, humane, and a lot easier to clean than the real thing.See itlast_img read more

first_img 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Planning a road trip? You might find some of these other guides useful. Here’s everything you might need to plot a cross-country journey, a family vacation, or a solo trek.Road trips are the best way to see a new place and get in some epic adventures. But how do you bring all your food, friends, and camp gear along and still have space for the toys?We’ve put together a list of some of the best packable outdoor gear that will actually fit in the car. Warning: These things may lead to an epic road trip this summer.Oru Beach LT Folding Kayak – $1,299This kayak can fit in your trunk. Or on the roof of the car. Or in the closet. It folds up into a box with a strap small enough to throw over your shoulder. When you get to the water, the package unfolds into a kayak in just three minutes. The strong and durable plastic sides keep it light — only 26 pounds. The Beach LT is 12 feet long with a 28-inch wide beam that keeps things stable and holds up to 300 pounds. The padded backrest and floating footrest are adjustable so you can configure it to your liking and your size. Simply said: It fits smaller and larger folks.If you want to go farther, Oru also offers the Bay ST and Coast XT models with more features for long-distance paddling. Oru also sells waterproof dry bags, travel bags with backpack straps, and fishing hardware kits.See ItKokopelli Rogue-Lite Pack Raft – $825Even lighter than a foldable kayak is an inflatable raft. But have you seen one that packs down to the size of a roll of paper towel and weighs just 5 pounds? Kokopelli has designed and tested the Rogue-Lite pack raft over the last year. The result is a boar so small and light so you can throw it in your trunk, backpack or on the handlebars of your bike. It’s 85 inches long and seats one person comfortably. The 210-denier sidewalls and kevlar-reinforced floor keep things lightweight but durable. Even Class 2 rapids are doable in this tiny raft. Ride to the river, raft, ride home. Or tuck it in your trunk for adventures on the road.See ItBody Glove Performer 11 Inflatable Stand-up Paddle Board – $949Stand-up paddle (SUP) boards tend to be long and heavy, requiring roof racks, straps, and some luck to get where you want to go without damaging them. Inflatable paddle boards remove those problems. The Body Glove Performer 11 SUP just rolls up into a bag. Take it to the lake, roll out the board, and inflate. The included dual action pump fills the board quickly to start, then switches to single-stroke mode to finish it off. The floating paddle is adjustable for friends of any height and breaks apart into three pieces to store in the included bag. Three 3 Dura-Fin permanent fins keep you going straight and will never break on rocks or the beach. The bag has a nice, wide, duffel-style opening so it’s easy to pack up, and backpack straps for easy carry back to the car.See ItMontague Paratrooper Highline Folding Bike – $1,245Most foldable bikes have tiny little tires and, while packable, fall short of off-road capabilities. Enter the Paratrooper Highline.The original Montague Paratrooper was designed with a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for actual paratroopers to drop into combat with a bike attached — parachute in, assemble the bike, ride out. The Highline is a lighter version of that original design that fell out of the sky, and with better components. Hydraulic disc brakes, 20 speeds and 27.5-inch wheels let you go anywhere with this bike. Rockshox suspension up front with 100mm of travel absorbs the bumps. Attach a rear rack to carry your gear or go with one of the other Paratrooper models that already has one. If you’re packrafting with a bike, the Paratrooper easily sits on the bow of your Kokopelli Rogue raft. When you get back to the car, the Paratrooper folds in half in two steps.See ItDJI Mavic Air Drone – $799If there’s no video, it didn’t happen. But how do you have fun if you’ve got your hands full with a camera or a drone controller?The DJI Mavic Air folds small enough to fit in your pocket, easily tucking into a backpack or camera bag. When you need to film, pull it out, unfold the arms and fly. It shoots beautiful 4K video and can follow you automatically with the push of a couple of buttons on the controller. No one needs to be flying — it will fly itself. You can even ditch the controller and operate it with hand gestures. For more precise maneuvers, assemble the packable controller and channel your inner Maverick.See ItGoPro Hero 6 Black – $400Daven Mathies/Digital TrendsDrones are not known for their waterproofing. When in the water or out in the rain, we need another way to capture the adventure. GoPro leads the industry with bombproof, waterproof cameras.The GoPro Hero 6 Black is waterproof without a case down to 30 feet. Swim, boat, board, and rip trails in the rain without worrying about the electronics. With thousands of different ways to mount a GoPro now, you can now put it almost anywhere: the handle bars of your bike, the nose of your SUP, the bumper of the car, etc. Easily control the GoPro with the touch screen and voice controls. Just say, “GoPro start recording,” and it will go to work. When you get back to the car, you can easily transfer photos and video to your phone with a Wi-Fi connection and corresponding app. Load up the Quik Stories app and it will automatically create a video with your days highlights. A couple clicks and your video is online.See ItPrimus Kuchoma Grill – $162At the end of a day filled with filming, paddling, and riding, you need to refuel. Regular barbecue pits are too heavy to carry around, but you can easily pull out the Primus Kuchoma Grill and get the burgers going. The Kuchoma has dual 8500 BTU burners and a high-quality stainless steel body with oak and brass finishes. It runs off standard 16-ounce propane canisters that you probably have kicking around for other camp stoves. There is an adapter kit that will let you use LPG and refillable canisters. The grill grate and drip tray are removable for easy cleaning. Did we mention it’s small enough to fit in a kayak hatch? Without gas, it weighs in at just 9 pounds.See ItBose SoundLink Micro Speaker – $99You’ll need some tunes for cooking grub and relaxing at the end of the day, but no one wants to be tied down by heavy speakers or cords to your phone. The Bose SoundLink Micro is tiny and lightweight but has big sound.The SoundLink Micro quickly connects to your phone via Bluetooth. A free app lets you manage connections to the speaker so everyone can have a turn with the playlist. The battery easily lasts six hours and recharges with a USB connection. Turn on party mode and connect a second Micro for more sound. A tight silicon strap on the back let’s you attach the speaker to pretty much anything. Put it on a backpack strap, bike handles, or a tent pole and forget about it. Don’t worry about dropping it the water or on the ground; dent-resistant materials on the outside and a waterproof rating of three feet for 30 minutes mean it’s totally fine for taking on a quick swim.See ItSpikeball – $59Volleyball and bocci are so old school. Spikeball is the new kid on the block (or campsite).The game consists of just a round net and a ball, but it is highly addictive to play. Get two or more people and start slamming the ball at the net. The ball has to bounce off the net and not hit the rails for a fair hit. Sideways hits, backwards hits, curve balls — anything goes. When you’re done, take apart the net and put it back in the tiny travel bag. Sandy beaches are highly recommended for epic dives and distracting your opponents.See It The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Oru’s Origami-Inspired Inlet Kayak Will Be the World’s Most Portable Watercraft The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

first_img Senator Aubyn Hill says the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) and States of Public Emergency (SOEs) have contributed to a reduction in crime within the last year. Senator Aubyn Hill says the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) and States of Public Emergency (SOEs) have contributed to a reduction in crime within the last year.Contributing to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday (February 8), Senator Hill said “hundreds of lives have been saved” as a result of the security operations.“ZOSOs and SOEs have reduced murders by 70 per cent in St. James; 44.4 per cent in Central Kingston; and 26.8 per cent in St. Catherine North… and overall by 21.7 per cent islandwide (for January 1 to December 1, 2018). Other islandwide figures showed that shootings were reduced by 21.4 per cent; rape dropped by 12.2 per cent; and aggravated assault fell by 11.8 per cent,” he noted.Senator Kerensia Morrison, in her contribution, pointed to the need for increased partnerships in the fight against crime.“I use this platform to urge Jamaicans to respect the authority of the police. I urge Jamaicans to comply with a lawful order… I am concerned that we are becoming too comfortable with crime, almost as if crime is a resident. This Administration is not comfortable [with crime],” she said.She added, “I am in support of any method that is going to break the back of rampant criminality.”Jamaica’s first ZOSO was established for Mount Salem in St. James on September 1, 2017, with another declared for Denham Town in October 2017.The SOEs operated in St Catherine North from March 18, 2018 to January 2, 2019; Kingston West, Kingston Central and St. Andrew South from September 23, 2018 to January 7, 2019; and St. James from January 18, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Contributing to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday (February 8), Senator Hill said “hundreds of lives have been saved” as a result of the security operations. Story Highlights “ZOSOs and SOEs have reduced murders by 70 per cent in St. James; 44.4 per cent in Central Kingston; and 26.8 per cent in St. Catherine North… and overall by 21.7 per cent islandwide (for January 1 to December 1, 2018). Other islandwide figures showed that shootings were reduced by 21.4 per cent; rape dropped by 12.2 per cent; and aggravated assault fell by 11.8 per cent,” he noted. last_img read more

first_img The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is developing a programme to give greater support to the special needs community.In an interview with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NPSC, Kaysia Kerr, said the programme will be tailor-made to reach the special needs community in a specific and targeted way, and will include measures to help parents support the holistic development of children with disabilities.She further noted that the programme will also feature advocacy and counselling for disabled parents as well as parents with special needs children.“We would help them in terms of advocacy, and ensure that they are getting the right attention, whether it’s health or education needs, to support them through that process,” Ms. Kerr said.She pointed out that the process to develop the programme commenced in 2017, with a series of consultations to identify the needs of persons in the disabled community.“We had a survey that we piloted across the Regions of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and so we move now to developing a programme that starts from the moment someone is diagnosed with a special need. We will go in if the parent requires that need for psychosocial support, just to see them through that particular process,” Ms. Kerr said.The CEO noted that parents will also be furnished with material that will increase their knowledge base on how to raise children with varying disabilities.“We will also take them through a programme where we have started developing content to help them to understand what the disability is and what they should be doing with their children as parents to ensure that these children become active participants in society, depending on what the disability is,” Ms. Kerr said.She pointed out that the NPSC will forge partnerships with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; and Labour and Social Security to identify parents in need of support.The mandate of the NPSC is to offer proactive and reactive parenting education and support. Proactive education speaks to the reception of knowledge prior to the consideration of conceiving a child, whilst reactive education delves into the determinants of effective parenting by offering psychosocial support and education. In an interview with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NPSC, Kaysia Kerr, said the programme will be tailor-made to reach the special needs community in a specific and targeted way, and will include measures to help parents support the holistic development of children with disabilities. She further noted that the programme will also feature advocacy and counselling for disabled parents as well as parents with special needs children. Story Highlights The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is developing a programme to give greater support to the special needs community.last_img read more

first_imgExecutive Director, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Jennifer Edwards, says clean-up efforts of the streets in downtown Kingston commenced on December 27 when trading had ended. “We continue to do the cleaning and we are hoping to continue the clearance of the commercial activities, which took place over the Christmas season,” she told JIS News. Citing  an article and photographs published on December  28 in a local newspaper showing piles of garbage on the streets of downtown, Ms. Edwards informed that the agency’s trucks did not have access to the area due to the heavy concentration of street vendors during the Christmas shopping period.  “We are aware that the downtown district area was converted into a vending area for three or four days leading up to, and after Christmas, and this resulted in the NSWMA trucks not having access to a number of the streets, including Beckford Street and Princess Street, because both sides of the streets were converted into vending areas,” she said. She said that the information regarding the pile-up would have been obtained the day following the holiday, therefore when it was published, clean-up activities would have already started. The Executive Director pointed out that this consisted mainly of commercial garbage.last_img read more

first_imgThe address to the nation by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips will be re-broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ) at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12.The address was first broadcast on all local stations on Monday, February 11.In the broadcast, Prime Minister Simpson Miller announced a second National Debt Exchange Offer, which was launched on Tuesday February 12. Other measures are to be taken by the Government of Jamaica in the pursuit of an Extended Fund Facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Additionally, the Finance Minister outlined a raft of measures that will be enacted under the Economic Reform Programme as well as the establishment of an Oversight Committee that will ensure all branches of the public sector fall in line with the programme.Dr. Phillips noted that the Economic Reform Programme, for which the Government was seeking support from the IMF, has, as its major objective, the reduction of public debt in order to achieve sustained economic growth and job creation.last_img read more

first_imgA sum of $135.6 million has been allocated to a project to reduce/eliminate administrative barriers and to establish an improved business operating environment to support private sector growth. Details of the Promote, Renew, Investigate, Develop and Energise (PRIDE) Project are included in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives. Anticipated targets for 2013/2014 include: support implementation of the risk management system and develop annual debt collection and audit plans; continue project management support to implement the Tax Administration reform programme; continue public/private dialogue to encourage ongoing and new reform efforts; and produce monthly/quarterly reports on projects. Already, the project has developed a risk approach to identify and select high risk corporate income tax cases for audit; developed a prioritisation system for debt arrears collection; provided a revise operational framework for petroleum monitoring; provided technical support to implement standardised customs valuation procedure; and developed a debt management annual plan. The programme is funded jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Implementation of the Programme started in March 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2015.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Since September 2013, WADA and JADCO have been communicating to schedule an appropriate date for a visit. JADCO has proposed that the visit occur in January 2014. “Such a visit is welcomed, as Jamaica seeks to maintain its unwavering commitment to integrity in sport.” The Government of Jamaica takes note of reports regarding what appears to be announced plans of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to visit Jamaica to look at the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO’s) processes.The Government welcomes WADA’s acceptance of the invitation extended by the Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller on August 5, 2013 in a letter to IAAF President, Lamine Diak, which was copied to the President of WADA, John Fahey, and WADA’s offer to send a delegation to Jamaica to hold meetings and discussions.“Such a visit is welcomed, as Jamaica seeks to maintain its unwavering commitment to integrity in sport. We are happy for all the technical support WADA and the IAAF have provided and continue to provide in order that our systems will become first rate,” the Prime Minister said.Since September 2013, WADA and JADCO have been communicating to schedule an appropriate date for a visit. In a letter dated September 19th, WADA accepted the Prime Minister’s invitation and proposed a visit in October. JADCO responded to WADA on September 30th expressing that the proposed date, though timely, was inconvenient as there were several competing activities leading up to the end of the year, including JADCO’s participation in the upcoming WADA Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in November. In addition, three of the five hearings for the recent Adverse Analytic Findings will be conducted during December. Instead, JADCO proposed that the visit occur in January 2014.JADCO still awaits further correspondence from WADA as to the suitability of this proposed date.last_img read more

first_img Speaking at a reception at his residence in St. Andrew on December 6 to celebrate the 84th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan, Ambassador Yamazaki said the relationship that exists between Jamaica and Japan is strong. New Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, has pledged to continue building bridges of cooperation and friendship between Japan and Jamaica. Story Highlights New Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, has pledged to continue building bridges of cooperation and friendship between Japan and Jamaica.Speaking at a reception at his residence in St. Andrew on December 6 to celebrate the 84th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan, Ambassador Yamazaki said the relationship that exists between Jamaica and Japan is strong.“This friendship is much appreciated and made possible by the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and other Ministries. Together we have successfully implemented projects for the benefit of the people of Jamaica as well as promote people-to-people exchanges between Tottori Prefecture of Japan and the parish of Westmoreland,” he said.“I will use the Embassy as a platform to further energise the strong bond of cooperation and friendship between both countries. I will seek to act as a bridge between Japanese and Jamaican business communities, and encourage private-sector exchanges,” the Ambassador added.Meanwhile, Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who represented Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, spoke glowingly of the 53-year relationship and collaboration between both countries.He cited trade and investment, agriculture, energy, education, music and sport as areas to benefit from the existing close relationship.“In recent years, we have welcomed the strengthening of our bilateral ties through the implementation of Japan’s Three Pillars policy approach to its relations with CARICOM countries. The Government of Jamaica is, therefore, deeply appreciative of Japan’s policy of extending assistance to Small Island Developing States, like Jamaica,” he said.The Minister said the partnership has been enhanced by ongoing bilateral exchanges at the highest level, including the signing in April of a grant agreement for $1.6 billion to bolster the island’s Emergency Communication System, as well as the handover of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for the improvement of the exhibitions at the Institute of Jamaica.“Other developments include the provision of a US$15-million concessionary loan from the Japan International Agency for Cooperation (JICA) to bolster the Government’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation,” he noted. Meanwhile, Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who represented Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, spoke glowingly of the 53-year relationship and collaboration between both countries. last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights They include non-payment of maintenance fees, dispute resolution, violation of by-laws and other communal living arrangements. The proposed Act aims to address issues associated with town houses and gated communities that are not currently covered by legislation. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says he anticipates the completion of preparatory work on the proposed Gated Communities and Town House Complexes legislation, leading to its passage in Parliament by the 2019/20 fiscal year. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says he anticipates the completion of preparatory work on the proposed Gated Communities and Town House Complexes legislation, leading to its passage in Parliament by the 2019/20 fiscal year.He was speaking at the final in a series of stakeholder consultations at St. Andrew High School in Kingston on March 6. The fora were hosted by the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations.The proposed Act aims to address issues associated with town houses and gated communities that are not currently covered by legislation.They include non-payment of maintenance fees, dispute resolution, violation of by-laws and other communal living arrangements.Noting that the Act could, arguably, represent the last major piece of legislation required to streamline the entire real estate sector into “good order”, Dr. Chang said the consultations were timely.This, he pointed out, against the background that “we are going to see more and more town houses, gated communities and expanded apartment complexes; so we need the appropriate legislation to ensure that properties are properly maintained and developed”.Meanwhile, Dr. Chang, who has responsibility for housing, said he is pleased with the manner in which the consultations were executed, the response by participants and their outcomes.“People are still educating themselves on how the legislation (will) operate. A lot of the issues raised dealt with the common areas of town houses and complexes that are not governed by any special legislation. Once the law comes into play, you will have the legal framework by which to operate, so persons affected can seek remedy through the law,” he noted.Dr. Chang contended that the vibrancy of the stakeholders’ participation augurs well for the legislation, as it reflected the citizens’ interest in the subject and their determination to safeguard their investments.With the consultations now completed, work on the legislation will continue with the preparation of a Cabinet submission before its tabling in Parliament.“Once laid in the House, citizens will have an opportunity to review it… and make recommendations,” Dr. Chang told JIS News.last_img read more

first_img The St. Ann’s Bay Infant School in St. Ann, and Cumberland Health Centre in St. Catherine are the National Projects for Labour Day on May 23.Both Labour Day and Workers’ Week were launched on Tuesday (May 1), by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, at Jamaica House.The activities, being held under the theme – ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up’, will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and installing additional facilities at health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, which is spearheading the coordination of activities, has partnered with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; Local Government and Community Development; and Labour and Social Security, as well as Municipal Corporations islandwide to get the work done.This year’s commemoration is also significant as it coincides with two very important national historic events – the 80th anniversary of the 1938 workers’ protest; and the 186th year since National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe, was martyred for his role in the 1831/2 Christmas rebellion, which started at the Kensington Estate in St. James.The Prime Minister, in his address, underscored the importance of Labour Day, which, he noted, is used by communities to engage in developmental activities, including: physical enhancement, fostering of a spirit of volunteerism and promoting social cohesion through improved community planning.Mr. Holness, who indicated that he will be focusing on schools in his West Central St. Andrew constituency, urged civic-minded Jamaicans to “carry forward the spirit of volunteerism and service (and) allow it to become part of everything you do and a fixture in your daily lives”.Additionally, he encouraged persons to “make every day meaningful and productive, doing more for your families, your community and your country”.For her part, Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said this year’s stakeholder collaboration, which also involves the Digicel and China Harbour Engineering Company as main sponsors, is a testament of joined-up governance at work.“Labour Day 2018 will have life-changing impact for many Jamaicans… and this is just part of the transformative approach that we are taking towards improving the lives of our people,” the Minister said.“Our schools, our health centres and our communities are our responsibility. Just as we pay homage to those heroes who battled hard so we may enjoy the rights and privileges we do today, we have a duty to build out an enabling environment, so that generations to come will have a platform on which to continue the work to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, to work, to raise families and to do business,” she added.She urged persons and organisations to register their projects on the Ministry’s website at www.mcges.gov.jm, and the Jamaica Information Service website at: www.jis.gov.jm.Other speakers included Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid; Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Marsha Henry-Martin, who represented Portfolio Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.The launch also featured the unveiling of the Labour Day jingle, titled ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up’, of which there are two versions done by recording artistes, Etana and Abijah. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, which is spearheading the coordination of activities, has partnered with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; Local Government and Community Development; and Labour and Social Security, as well as Municipal Corporations islandwide to get the work done. The activities, being held under the theme – ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up’, will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and installing additional facilities at health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients. The St. Ann’s Bay Infant School in St. Ann, and Cumberland Health Centre in St. Catherine are the National Projects for Labour Day on May 23. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_img It features the award-winning works of artists 19 years and older in the categories of painting, photography, drawing, collage, print making, textiles and fibre arts and sculpture/assemblage. There is also an exhibition by Master Pen and Ink Artist, Patrick Kitson, titled ‘Patrick Kitson: The Definite Collection 2018’. The exhibition, which was launched on Sunday (August 12) by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), will be opened to the public for viewing August 13 to August 31, from Mondays to Fridays, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The works of 45 talented Jamaican artists who participated in the annual Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition are on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Port Royal Street, downtown Kingston. Story Highlights The works of 45 talented Jamaican artists who participated in the annual Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition are on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Port Royal Street, downtown Kingston.The exhibition, which was launched on Sunday (August 12) by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), will be opened to the public for viewing August 13 to August 31, from Mondays to Fridays, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.It features the award-winning works of artists 19 years and older in the categories of painting, photography, drawing, collage, print making, textiles and fibre arts and sculpture/assemblage. There is also an exhibition by Master Pen and Ink Artist, Patrick Kitson, titled ‘Patrick Kitson: The Definite Collection 2018’.Mr. Kitson, who has been practising art professionally for over 30 years, beginning as a Graphic Designer in the mid-1980s, is also a skilled musician and writer. He wrote and arranged the song, ‘Strong Jamaican’, which was a finalist in the 2018 Jamaica Festival Song competitionThe competition was open to artists of all ages, but showcases each group – adult and youth – separately as biennial events. This year marks the separation of the youth and adult age groups, which will alternate each year.At the opening ceremony on Sunday, cash and prizes valued at over $1 million were presented to outstanding artists, Conard Stone, Esther Chin and Rene Johnson, who received the first, second and third-place awards, respectively.Speaking at the opening ceremony, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Denzil Thorpe, said the Ministry is committed to creating avenues to foster the creative and cultural expressions of all Jamaicans.He said the Competition and Exhibition is one such avenue that continues to act as a launching pad for the careers of a number of Jamaican artists.Mr. Thorpe, who represented Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that this year’s competition is special, since it marks the separation of the youth and adult age groups, which will alternate each year.“This year is particularly special for the competition as it is the first time since its restructuring in 2005, that adult and junior entries will be judged in alternating years,” he said.“I look forward to seeing the award-winning pieces from our vibrant and talented juniors in 2019,” Mr. Thorpe added.The Permanent Secretary congratulated the artists and urged them to continue to pursue excellence “on whatever their canvas of choice.”“The pieces displayed are exceptional, proving that only works from the cream of the crop entrants grace these walls,” he said.last_img read more

first_img My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom “Specialized in the Impossible!” is the theme of the lustrum symposium of the maritime study association S.G. “William Froude” of Delft University of Technology that will be held on Friday February 21th 2014 in WTC-De Beurs in Rotterdam.At the symposium, well-known speakers from the maritime industry will present extraordinary projects, innovations and methods. The topics covered include offshore, shipbuilding, financing, shipping management, classification and research & development. The symposium is a unique opportunity for the maritime industry to come together to share visions, ambition and a drink. At the end of the day there is a possibility for an executive diner “in the sky” in the tower of the building.The Dutch maritime industry is specialized in the development and production of complex ships with unique characteristics. Many internationally well-known ships are designed and even (partially) constructed on Dutch soil. In production the Netherlands are also competing on the world top. Dredgers with high-tech machinery, ice-going ships and coasters with extremely low emissions are amongst the ships produced. Another field of expertise in The Netherlands is the R&D side of shipbuilding. This resulted in for instance the Axe Bow and, more recently, the application of air lubrication on inland ships. These developments and the nature of the Dutch fleet mean we can definitely say the Netherlands are “Specialized in the impossible”. Froude, November 11, 2013last_img read more

first_imgzoom NewLead Holdings Ltd. has taken delivery of the “Newlead Castellano”, a 2013-built dry-bulk eco-type Handysize vessel of 35,542 dwt, on September 16, 2014.The company said that Newlead Castellano was trading on the spot market and was expected to generate approximately $1.7 million EBITDA per year assuming $1.73 million yearly operating expenses.The Newlead Castellano is the third modern eco-type Handysize vessel to be delivered to NewLead’s owned fleet since January 2014. NewLead had agreed to acquire this vessel for a purchase price of $19.5 million in December 2013, as previously announced.The other two Handysize vessels, the Newlead Albion and the Newlead Venetico, both of which the company had agreed to acquire in March 2014, for a total acquisition price of $37.0 million, were delivered on May 19, 2014 and July 25, 2014, respectively, as already announced.Mr. Michael Zolotas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NewLead, stated: “Today, NewLead’s fleet is completely transformed and optimized. We have expanded our fleet by 85.7%, from two vessels to five vessels in less than one year. Today, we have a total fleet of eight vessels, including three tanker vessels under management. The average fleet age of our owned vessels is 8.53 years, reduced from 18.5 years at the beginning of this year.” “We are accelerating the execution of our strategy to rebuild our fleet while focusing on younger vessels to ensure a longer revenue capacity through extended employment lifetime. We continue to capture on opportunities to grow our fleet to establish a strong platform ready to benefit from market and industry opportunities.”Press Release, September 23, 2014last_img read more

first_imgzoom DP World London Gateway has chosen Import Services Ltd. to be operator and manager of the Common User Facility (CUF) now being built at London Gateway Logistics Park.The steelwork for the first phase of the 386,000 sq ft multi-purpose cargo handling centre is nearly complete and the development is on target to open in Q2 2015.Southampton-based Import Services will initially take on a portion of the new development and provide a menu of logistics services and activities on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. Services will range from basic devanning to cross-docking, storage and value-added activities such as pick-and-pack, labelling, pre-retail and distribution.“While household retail names have the option to develop their own dedicated buildings on the 9m sq ft logistics park, we intend to make sure that the port-centric and market-centric benefits of using London Gateway are accessible to all, irrespective of size, including cargo owners, freight forwarders and 3PLs.However, even the larger operators have recognised the benefits of using the Common User Facility because it enables them to further optimise their supply chain by back-loading into their existing networks,” said Peter Ward, DP World London Gateway’s head of supply chain.DP World London Gateway and Import Services have been working together to develop the fit-out of the CUF building and establish the day-to-day processes such as internal shunting of containers from the port’s quayside to the logistics park.In a video interview announcing the development, Mike Thomas, client services director, Import Services, said: “Operating the Common User Facility will enable Import Services to launch a twin port strategy, replicating our port-centric logistics model in Southampton to facilitate growth for both our existing and new clients at DP World London Gateway.” Press Release, October 03, 2014last_img read more

first_imgzoom Hong Kong tanker owner and operator Parakou Tankers, Inc. (PTI) and Nasdaq-listed blank-check company Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corporation (CAMB) have decided to terminate their proposed merger as they could not agree upon the final terms of the deal. PTI said that the deal-breaker was the failure to agree on issues related to the structure of the transaction, even though investors were favorably disposed to PTI and the product tanker sector fundamentals overall.“Despite investor interest in the product tanker sector, we were not able to achieve the desired outcome through the current structure. As a fully integrated industrial shipping company, engaged in the seaborne transportation of liquid petroleum products with a current fleet of eight modern MR product tankers, we remain committed to growing our company through other sources,” said Por Liu, Chairman and CEO of PTI.According to Liu, the fundamentals of the product tanker market remain strong, following the favorable trend started at the end of last year.” While MR ton-mile demand should continue to increase, supply also should be limited, which we believe will allow charter rates to strengthen,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipping company Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping) is facing further charges in the USA after a federal grand jury in Lafayette, Louisiana returned a three-count indictment charging the company and four of its employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and the obstruction of justice.DSD Shipping operates the oil tanker M/T Stavanger Blossom, a vessel engaged in the international transportation of crude oil. The employees indicted are four engineering officers who worked aboard the Stavanger Blossom: Daniel Paul Dancu, 51, of Romania; Bo Gao, 49, of China; Xiaobing Chen, 34, of China; and Xin Zhong, 28, of China.According to the indictment, in 2014, DSD Shipping and its employees discharged oil-contaminated waste water generated aboard the Stavanger Blossom directly into the sea. To hide the illegal discharges, DSD Shipping and its employees maintained a fictitious oil record book that failed to record the disposal, transfer, or overboard discharge of oil from the vessel. The indictment further alleges that prior to an inspection by the US Coast Guard, Chen ordered crew members to remove piping connected to the vessel’s overboard discharge valve, install new piping, and repaint the piping to hinder an inspection by the US Coast Guard.DSD Shipping and the engineering officers were charged with violating the APPS for failing to record overboard discharges in the vessel’s oil record book and with obstruction of justice for presenting false documents and deceiving the Coast Guard during an inspection in the Port of Lake Charles.If convicted, DSD Shipping could be fined up to USD 500,000 per count, in addition to other possible penalties. Dancu, Gao, Chen and Zhong face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the obstruction of justice charges.This is the second indictment arising from a joint, multi-district investigation by the US Coast Guard, Sector Mobile, US Coast Guard Investigative Services and the Criminal Investigation Division for the Environmental Protection Agency.Back in May, DSD Shipping, Dancu, Gao, Chen and Zhong were indicted in the Southern District of Alabama with a seven-count indictment charging related conduct.On May 13, 2015, DSD Shipping AS officials entered a plea of not guilty to all criminal charges filed by United States Department of Justice in Mobile, Alabama.”We are disappointed by the course of action taken by the Department of Justice. We believe the allegations are unfounded and we believe that a jury will agree once the facts are presented. We have offered our complete cooperation since the onset of the investigation and have made our vessel’s staff (11 personnel) in Mobile Alabama, and the company’s senior management available to the prosecution since Nov 2014,” an official statement by DSD Shipping said.last_img read more

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