10 months agoMan Utd boss Mourinho: My 2 friends in the Premier League

first_imgMan Utd boss Mourinho: My 2 friends in the Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says two of his fellow Portuguese are the Premier League managers who are closest to him.In an interview with Soccer AM, he revealed who his best pal is among the current crop of Premier League bosses. “Nuno (Espirito Santo) was my player so I have a relationship with him from before,” he said.”Marco (Silva at Everton) I have known for years and he’s a good guy too.”Former goalkeeper Nuno was at Porto for years in two separate spells, with Mourinho his boss from 2002-04.When asked if he ever had a night on the town with Nuno, Mourinho was a little more coy.”In spite of the fact that we are both now managers I think we have a thing that I was your manager and you were my player,” he added.”That’s nice for me. There is always that little thing in the relationship.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.” last_img

a month agoEx-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting ban

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting banby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is in even more trouble regarding betting offences.The Englishman, who is now in Turkey with Trabzonspor, could be facing another ban.Per The Sun, the Football Association is appealing the decision that saw Sturridge get a fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules.If The FA are successful, it is possible that Sturridge will get an even lengthier ban.The Association believes that Sturridge should be made an example to ensure that players do not even think about placing bets related to games or transfers that involve themselves.Sturridge told his brother Leon to bet on him signing for Sevilla in the January 2018 transfer window. last_img read more

25 days agoEveryone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcher

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everyone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcherby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Darren Fletcher believes that James Garner is one to watch from the club’s academy.Garner has received significant praise for his performances for the under-23 side so far this season.He is a goalscoring, box to box midfielder who has appeared a level above the others at the under-23 level.And Fletcher believes the 18-year-old is a huge talent who can go all the way.”People talk about the leaders and who is going to help them, which is an important side [to the argument], so it’s a difficult one but I’m sure as the season goes on you’re going to see more of James Garner because he’s top class,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”I’m surprised he’s not featured so far but by the end of the season I’m sure that people will know who he is without a doubt, if you don’t by now.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img

Man Utd keeper loaned out

first_imgManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has joined Belgian club KV Kortrijk on loan until the end of the season.The 22-year-old made nine league appearances during a loan spell at Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal during the fist half of the season, and would have been United’s fourth-choice keeper behind David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant had he stayed at Old Trafford. Pereira, who was born in Switzerland but has played for Portugal at Under-21 level, has previously had temporary spells at Rochdale and Belenenses of the Portuguese top flight as well after graduating from the Reds’ youth team.  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? He was much admired by former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, who had commented Pereira could become “the Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation”. The stopper joins midfielder Matty Willock in making a loan move away from Old Trafford on deadline day.Willock joined Crawley Town for the remainder of the season earlier today, having also spent the first half of the campaign away from the club. During a temporary stint with St Mirren the 22-year-old made 13 appearances north of the border, but now links up with Crawley who sit 16th in League 2.However, Timothy Fosu-Mensah has apparently turned down a number of loan offers after only playing 34 minutes of football since Claudio Ranieri replaced Slavisi Jokanovic at Fulham.Huddersfield Town are reported to be one of the clubs who contacted Fosu-Mensah over a potential switch, but the defender is now expected to stay at Craven Cottage.Marouane Fellaini also is expected to secure a move out of Manchester though, having been spotted at an airport in Brussels.United have agreed a £10 million deal with Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng, and the Belgium international is set to sign a three-year deal after falling out of favour under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the Reds did tie down Anthony Martial to a five-year contract on Wednesday after the Frenchman has put in a number of impressive performances in recent weeks. Spain goalkeeper De Gea is apparently also close to committing his future to United and could sign a long-term deal soon.last_img read more

Ohio State’s New Hire Has A Special Relationship With Urban Meyer

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's benchLINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes leaves the field after the win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Ohio State has a new defensive coach.Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes announced today an addition to their defensive staff – longtime NFL assistant Bill Davis.Davis’ specific role on Ohio State’s staff will be determined following the 2016 season, but you have to think he will, in part, help replace the void left by Luke Fickell, who’s leaving for Cincinnati. He spent this past season as an “analyst” for the Buckeyes.Meyer has a special relationship with Davis, as they met while playing football at Cincinnati. He was actually the best man in Urban and Shelley Meyer’s wedding.Fun fact: Davis was the best man in Urban Meyer’s wedding. We’ll need some photos, @spinnershells. pic.twitter.com/LDJSX7iNHI— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 21, 2016You can bet Urban and Bill will work well together next year.Ohio State is currently preparing for its College Football Playoff semifinal contest against Clemson. The Buckeyes and the Tigers are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on New Year’s Eve. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Canada fighting for respect with Gold Cup run

first_imgJohn Herdman couldn’t help but smile. It was seemed to be a moment, in a way, he’d been waiting for. Not the moment, but a moment, one where it appeared what he was trying to build with Canada was starting to take shape.It didn’t happen in a match or even on a field, but in a press conference room in the bowels of Bank of America Stadium as Canada prepared for the country’s third and final group stage match of the Gold Cup. They’d just lost a tight 3-1 battle to Mexico days prior.”We lost, but we learned,” Herdman said, a familiar trope. 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? But it was what defender Doneil Henry said that resonated just as much, if not more, than the performances thus far this Gold Cup. It felt like it mattered just as much as the 7-0 shellacking of Cuba that soon followed or the 4-0 smashing of Martinique that preceded it. “We end this path with respect, especially in Concacaf, changing the face of football in our country forever,” Henry sat up and stated with conviction. “My journey with the national team started at 18-19 years old when I got called into my first camp. The sense of professionalism maybe, the pressure to win [wasn’t there]. Now we have players playing at their clubs, top-level football, young signings who are exciting around the world.”We want to really take this seriously and put our country on the map for men’s football. I know what it’s like to play in Europe, and they look at a Canadian player as less than a footballer. My job is to help our country and leave this jersey in a better place when I’m done with the national team, knowing I was a part of changing the culture here.”One of the first conversations I had with John was about what the culture was like before, and I couldn’t tell him because we didn’t have a real mentality or anything that you would want to know about Canadian football. Right now, we know what we have here in this country and this is a great time and a great place to start showcasing what we can bring to international football.”Moments later, Herdman responded: “I think that’s what I envisioned, that someone could speak that passionately and clearly about why they wear that jersey. I’m not sure I’ve heard that before.”Canada Gold Cup 2019For the past several years, there wasn’t much reason to take pride in the performances of Canada’s men’s national team. They’ve been to the World Cup just once, in 1986. Since winning the Gold Cup in 2000, they’ve made it out of the group stage just four times in nine chances. Herdman’s predecessor, Octavio Zambrano, lasted less than one year on the job, leaving behind a program scrambling for some kind, any kind, of identity.Enter Herdman, who took the job in January 2018. He’d moved on to the men’s team after a seven-year stint with Canada’s women’s squad, widely regarded as one of the top programs in the world. He was given total control, from the senior men’s team and all national youth sides from the under-14 level.From the offset, his goal has been to build a culture, and that building process has coincided with rise of some of the top young stars in the country’s history. There’s Alphonso Davies, who made the move to Bayern Munich last year. There’s Jonathan David, who joined Lucas Cavallini in netting hat-tricks against Cuba. There are MLS stars like Mark-Anthony Kaye and Jonathan Osorio and European-based attackers like Junior Hoilett and Cyle Larin.The players are there, and they have talent, but the idea of hosting World Cup 2026 hangs over everyone’s head. All that’s needed is a plan, and Herdman believes moments like Henry’s statement and the ongoing Gold Cup run are pieces of a big puzzle that ends with one thing: respectability.”This isn’t just a day-by-day or tournament-by-tournament. We’re looking at 2026,” he said. “My federation made a commitment which was an eight-year contract. That’s the reality. When I signed for the project, you know as a coach that it’s fickle, and if I’m not the right man, then I’m not the right man, but I’m working my ass off and my staff are connecting this country.”We’ve been in every MLS club, every province, I’ve worked with every U15 player in the country. We’re doing things a little bit differently where we’re connecting our country in a way so that if I eject out tomorrow, I’ll know I’ve done something a little bit different and left it a little better than I found it.”Canada Gold CupThat path continues on with the Gold Cup. Canada’s victory over Cuba sends the team to the knockout stages, where they’ll face either Costa Rica or Haiti in the quarterfinal round. It’s a match that presents a benchmark for Canada. It also presents a chance to earn another look at Mexico, and Henry says Canada will “make it right” if they get another crack at El Tri.Knockout round success is the next step. If Canada ever hopes to catch up to the likes of the USA, Mexico or Costa Rica, or even teams like Panama and Jamaica, they’ll have to prove it in these types of situations. This is how you prepare for World Cup qualifying and this is how you earn respect on the international stage.Is the 2019 Gold Cup too soon for Canada? Maybe. Is there more work to be done before Canada can truly count themselves as a legitimate threat in Concacaf? Almost certainly. But Herdman says there is a level of belief in this program that better days are ahead, and they may not be as far away as many think.”I wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning if I didn’t believe that was possible. We just take it every game at a time. We work back from the final, and we’ve done our planning to see the USA in Chicago. That’s what a coach has to do. I have to look that far ahead and work back from that moment. It’s just a game at a time now.”He added: “If we are ever going to catch up or overtake Mexico or the USA, it’s got to mean more to us than them when we get into those big moments. A lot of people are clear on the meaning, and that really does galvanize the group. There have been some tough moments where we haven’t been able to cross that cavern, we just haven’t been able to cross that in the past. That’s clear, and we’ve got the talent, so there are no excuses any more.”last_img read more

Video: Tempers Are Flaring At Michigan-Wisconsin Already

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Week 7 of the 2018 college football season has been a crazy one, with several teams going down in major upsets.We now have No. 12 Michigan hosting No. 15 Wisconsin at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. to cap the day. It should be a good one.The Wolverines are leading early, up 7-0. Tempers are already flaring.Check out what happened at the end of this touchdown run by Michigan:Karan Higdon had a little something extra for Andrew Van Ginkel after getting the TD pic.twitter.com/xtDzFEQZQP— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) October 14, 2018That’s a bully move.Michigan and Wisconsin are playing on ABC.last_img read more

Nebraska Has A Massive Recruiting Weekend Coming Up

first_img Here is every player expected to make the trip to visit Nebraska football this weekend.This list is subject to change, of course, as other players could make last minute trips. Here’s who we know is expected for the event, as of today.Via the Lincoln Journal Star:QB Peter Costelli – Three-Star – Mission Viejo, CA – Unofficial VisitRB Sevion Morrison – Three-Star – Tulsa, OK – Official VisitWR Ajou Ajou – Three-Star – Brooks, AB (Canada) – Official VisitWR Zavier Betts – Four-Star – Bellevue, NE – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITWR Omar Manning – Three-Star (JuCo) – Lancaster, TX – Official VisitOT Alex Conn – Three-Star – Derby, KS – Unofficial VisitOT Turner Corcoran – Four-Star – Lawrence, KS – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITOLB Choe Bryant-Strother – Three-Star – Norcross, GA – Official VisitOLB Malik Reed – Three-Star – Chandler, AZ – Official VisitDB Tamon Lynum – Three-Star – Orlando, FL – Official VisitNEBRASKA OFFICIAL VISIT JUNE 21st – 23rd #GBR 🌽🔴 pic.twitter.com/MKgeVUSvcx— Chóe Bryant-Strother ²² (@ChoeBryant) June 11, 2019That isn’t the only recruiting action for the school this week either. Linebacker Devyn Curtis, a three-star player from Brentwood Academy in Tennessee, is on campus today.Don’t be surprised to see some serious movement around the Huskers program over the next few days.[Lincoln Journal Star] Shot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is set to host its “Big Red BBQ” this weekend, which will bring a number of commits, as well as Husker recruits, to campus. It is a big opportunity for Scott Frost to add to his recruiting efforts over the next few years.Six players are set for official visits, according to multiple reports. In addition, Nebraska will have some existing commits coming to town, which can’t hurt in its recruiting efforts, as well as some recruits on unofficial.The Huskers currently have three players committed in 2020. The class ranks No. 73 in the country, but it is very early.Nebraska is coming off of a cycle in which it inked the No. 18 class in the country, so I wouldn’t worry much about the rankings yet. This weekend could go a long way towards bolstering the class.last_img read more

Fit-again Wriddhiman Saha set to return to action after nine months

first_imgFit-again Wriddhiman Saha set to return to action after nine monthsWriddhiman Saha is all set to return to action for the first time since May 25 and will reprepesnt Bengal in their open their Syed Mushtaq Ali campaign against Mizoram in Cuttackadvertisement Press Trust of India KolkataFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 21:27 IST Wriddhiman Saha will make his return since injury back in May (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWriddhiman Saha went under the knife for a shoulder injury and did not playWriddhiman had injured himeself during IPL at the Eden Gardens back in MayWriddhiman was named in Bengal’s 15-member squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20Bengal on Sunday selected a fit-again Wriddhiman Saha in their 15-member squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 domestic tournament.The former India Test wicketkeeper batsman, who went under the knife for a shoulder injury, is set to return to action for the first time since May 25 when he last played for his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here.”I’m approaching the tournament as just like returning from a normal break. It’s like the start of the season for me,” Saha said of his comeback.Bengal will open their campaign against Mizoram in their group D fixture in Cuttack on February 21.Things have changed dramatically for Saha in this nine months with Rishabh Pant establishing his place in the national side.”I’ve never played cricket thinking about selection. It’s not in my hands. I’m focused on what is in my control and that is my performance. I’m keen to make full use of the opportunities that come my way,” the 34-year-old said.India’s next Test assignment will only be after the World Cup when they visit the West Indies for a two-Test series in July.Manoj Tiwary will lead the Bengal side with Abhimanyu Easwaran as his deputy. Bengal had last won the title in 2010/11 season.Bengal are clubbed along side Mizoram, Karnataka, Assam, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha in group D, the matches for which will be held in Cuttack.advertisementBengal squad: Manoj Tiwary (captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran (vice-captain), Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Vivek Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Shahbaz Ahamad, Pradipta Pramanik, Kanishk Seth, Ashok Dinda, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel, Prayas Ray Barman and Ayan Bhattacharjee.Also Read | Saha has been India’s best wicket-keeper for the last 5-10 years: GangulyAlso Read | Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Wriddhiman SahaFollow Wriddhiman injuryFollow Wriddhiman returnFollow BengalFollow Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20last_img read more

ICC ODI rankings: Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots despite series defeat to Australia

first_imgICC ODI rankings: Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots despite series defeat to AustraliaICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah maintained their top spot in batsmen and bowlers rankings, respectively, even though India lost to Australia 2-3 in the ODI series at home.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 17, 2019UPDATED: March 17, 2019 17:11 IST ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah remained the No.1 batsman and bowler, respectively. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli remained the No.1 ODI batsman after scoring 310 in the series vs AustraliaJasprit Bumrah sat atop the ODI bowlers list with 774 pointsKedar Jadhav jumped up 11 places for a career- high 24India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have retained their top positions in the batsmen and bowlers’ list of the latest ICC ODI rankings issued Sunday.Kohli remained at number one spot after scoring 310 in the recently-concluded home series against Australia while his deputy Rohit Sharma hit 202 runs to maintain the No.2 spot in the batting chart.Kedar Jadhav’s all-round effort has helped him move up 11 places to a career-best 24th after the five-match series, which India lost 2-3.Meanwhile, South Africa opener Quinton de Kock has grabbed fourth position among batsmen after playing a huge part in his team’s 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended in Cape Town on Saturday.The 26-year-old left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman’s 353 runs in the series, which included a century and three half-centuries, has helped him win the player of the series award and gain four slots in the rankings.New Zealand’s Ross Taylor has maintained the number three spot.In the bowlers list, Bumrah is sitting at the top with 774 points.Among others, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has moved up a place to second after finishing with six wickets against Bangladesh, pushing Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan to No.3, while South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has gained seven slots to reach fourth place after taking nine wickets against Sri Lanka.The all-rounders’ table continued to be headed by Rashid Khan. However, no Indian figures in the top-5.In the ODI team rankings, England and India are at the top two positions.advertisementNew Zealand have narrowly edged past South Africa to third spot while Australia have gone past Pakistan to fifth place.South Africa have gained one point while Sri Lanka have lost two points.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 Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Kedar JadhavFollow India vs AustraliaFollow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow Rashid KhanFollow ICC ODI rankingslast_img read more

Shaheen Shah Afridi: Pakistan cricket’s next superstar in the making

first_imgShaheen Shah Afridi: Pakistan cricket’s next superstar in the makingWorld Cup 2019: Shaheen Shah Afridi. Tall, good-looking and fast. The 19-year-old left-arm pacer brought back pleasant memories for Pakistan in the World Cup.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 20:56 IST Shaheen Shah Afridi took a 6-for against Bangladesh on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShaheen Shah Afridi picked a six-for on Friday when Pakistan clashed against BangladeshOn July 5, Shaheen Afridi also became the youngest ever to pick a 5-wicket haul in a World CupShaheen picked 17 wickets in the World Cup 2019 as Pakistan failed to qualify for the semisShaheen Shah Afridi. Remember the name. The 19-year-old left-arm pacer was born in Khyber Agency in 2000, nearly a year after Pakistan lost to Australia in a one-sided World Cup final at Lord’s.In 2019, a strapping Shaheen Afridi led a spirited fight for Pakistan who had their backs against the wall after a disastrous star to their World Cup campaign. His baby face and good looks resonated with the cricketing globe.At a time when Pakistan cricket is struggling to keep up with the rest of the world, Shaheen Afridi brought back memories of a different era. Imran Khan. Wasim Akram. Good-looking men with the ability to bowl fast and scare batsmen.Pakistan were under the pump after their defeat to India on June 16. And they needed a miracle or four to stay in contention for a berth in the semi-finals.Shaheen Afridi had played his first ever World Cup match against Australia in Taunton on June 12 but he was overlooked for the game against India after conceding 2 for 70.With everything to play for, Afridi came back into the Pakistan playing XI and made an immediate impact.He picked 1 for 54 against South Africa before returning figures of 3 for 28 against New Zealand. Against Afghanistan, Afridi was virtually unplayable with figures of 4 for 47. By the time Pakistan took on Bangladesh for their final game, a semi-final berth was improbable but he made his mark with figures of 6 for 35.That was the best bowling figure by any Pakistani in World Cup history. Not just that, he is also the youngest to take a five-wicket haul in World Cups.advertisementIt was a disappointing World Cup campaign for Pakistan. They failed to qualify for the semi-finals for the second successive time in World Cups but Shaheen Afridi’s raw talent and charisma will give them hope.In 1992, 8 years before Shaheen Shah Afridi was born, Imran Khan inspired his country to World Cup triumph. 27 years ago, like in 2019, Pakistan were in deep trouble before fighting their way through to the final to defeat England.There were lots of similarities between 1992 and 2019. Pakistan’s streak of losses and wins were eerily similar. And Shaheen Shah Afridi played his part along with Mohammad Amir who took 17 wickets.But Amir played 8 matches.Afridi took his 16 wickets in only 5 matches in the World Cup. He was fast and he was lethal. Batsmen, in the years to come, will be wary of this young bowler from the land of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Aqib Javed.Shaheen Shah Afridi is one of the finds of this World Cup for Pakistan and make no mistake, he will be in focus as the country tries to find its feet once again in the cricket world.After finishing with a 6-wicket haul, Afidi said: “It means so much to have this record when you think of all the legends of Pakistan cricket. To be able to take six wickets at Lord’s is a very big moment for me and my family, it’s the Home of Cricket and a very special place.”We’ve played such good cricket in the last four matches and it’s disappointing it’s now over. This is my first World Cup, and the same for other players too, that is very good news for the future.”In the years to come, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be a fearsome bowler. With experience, he will develop his skills and pace. That has been true of all great pacers across history. That is how they started. That is how those legends – Imran Khan and Wasim Akram – started for Pakistan all those years ago.Shaheeh Shah Afridi. Remember the name. He is Pakistan cricket’s next big thing.Also Read | Pakistan teenage sensation Shaheen Afridi on his 6-wicket haul: It was incredibleAlso Read | Pakistan finish on a high but fail to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Shaheen Afridilast_img read more

Cover More Ground: Salewa

first_imgIf you’re serious about backpacking, climbing, or bagging a few summits this summer, you’re going to have to graduate to top-shelf gear. We’re not talking about taking a short hike in your running shoes. No, if you’re going to be putting on double digit miles in a day – or even ambitious enough to tackle a week of backpacking – your boots are the first thing you should start upgrading. The boot gurus at Salewa were kind enough to help us select a few pairs for any mountain adventure this year, and we’ve been logging some trail miles in anticipation of some big spring treks.Related: 5 Most Physically Challenging Hikes | Winter Stoke: Outdoor Retailer 2015Alp Flow GTXThe Alp Flow is Salewa’s crown jewel hiking boot. It features GORE-TEX Surround technology, which means short of jumping in a lake you’ll enjoy dry feet for every mile. A burly Vibram sole stands up to extreme punishment – ours have nearly a hundred miles on them and still look brand new. Finally, the 3F fit system ensures a blister free ride no matter how far the trail takes you. Look for them to hit retailers later this summer.MTN TrainerFor technical terrain, a boot or shoe designed with climbing in mind is your ticket to the top. The Mountain Trainer series comes in both low and mid-top heights. Its toe is stiff enough to provide some edge grip should you need to scramble up steep rock. The lace system goes all the way to your toes, enabling you to dial the fit perfectly.Ramble GTXThe Ramble is much more of a mellow, lifestyle shoe than Salewa has previously offered. However, don’t let that fool you. This year it is getting updated with GORE-TEX Surround, and has the same 3F fit heritage that all Salewa boots do. We love this shoe for logging days at the office and thousand-mile commutes by airplane, but it has performed well on a couple of spontaneous evening treks to catch a sunset from the trail. The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Editors’ Recommendations 1. Salewa 3. Salewacenter_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather The Best American Liqueur last_img read more

Savage Jerky: Flavors Of Your Dreams

first_img 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Beef Jerky Brands to Try Before You Die Have you ever had a food craving on the road and then became disappointed when you couldn’t satisfy it? That’s what happened to a group of friends in search of some good beef jerky. They kept scouring gas stations and convenience stores along their route, but all they could find was the same mediocre, dry jerky.Their quest led to the friends vowing to create their own beef jerky. That’s how the Savage Jerky Co., based in Suwanee, Georgia, came into existence. They developed four core flavors and then launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to get $12,000 to offset production costs. The Kickstarter campaign closed with 319 backers pledging $15,674 in total.Savage Jerky Co.’s all-natural jerky is made by hand in small batches. There are traditional flavors as well as some varieties you’ve only dreamed of until now. Savage Jerky’s Originals series of flavors include Traditional, Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt, and Teriyaki. Their Mojos line of flavors feature variations on the Cuban classic blend of garlic, lime and cilantro, which bring out the natural flavor of premium beef. The choices in this category include Traditional Mojo, Mojo Jalapeno, and Mojo Habanero.Then there’s the Sriracha Series: Sriracha Bacon, Sriracha Teriyaki, and Sweet Sriracha BBQ. And of course, the Buffalos: Maple Buffalo Bacon, Habanero Buffalo, and Ghost Pepper Buffalo. Plus, The Reaper, which is the hottest Savage jerky  you can buy. Crafted from the Carolina Reaper, which is–according to Guinness World Records–the hottest pepper in the world, and combined with fresh Habanero peppers and their Savage signature spice rub, this jerky is definitely spice-y. Think you’re up for the challenge of this heat? The burn is said to last 20 minutes or longer!Each bag of Savage Jerky retails for $7.99. At that price, you can try them all and pick out your own top favorites. America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scenelast_img read more

Vero Watches Put a Modern Spin on a Retro Style

first_img Next The simple and supremely functional design of this watch makes for easy time-telling in style. A 316L steel case with sapphire crystal front and back — along with nickel-plated, ceramic-coated dial function — serve as the base for the beautiful watch face, which also features polished, black oxide-coated steel hands and Swiss Super-Luminova illumination (meaning you’ll be able to know it’s midnight even if it’s pitch-black outside).The Rally’s strap is genuine tan leather with cream-colored stitching. The timepiece also features a Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement, is hand-wound, and has a 42-hour power reserve.See ItVero 36 Hand Wound Sunset – $1,080 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous The coloring on the sunset watch, while meant to mimic an actual sunset, is more reminiscent of an old-school Astros’ jersey, which actually fits perfectly with the throwback, 1970s styling in the watch’s shape, tan leather strap, and numerals.The Sunset watch’s case is machined from 316L stainless steel with a nickel-plated brass dial that boasts a ceramic coating for extra strength and protection. This ceramic coating also provides the central navy color and the fringe orange, red, and yellow bands circumscribing the face. On the back, a sapphire case affords a clear view of the movement and other mechanisms.What’s under the hood is the same as the Rally: a hand-wound Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement and a 42-hour power reserve.See ItIf these are a too pricey for you, take a look at the best watches under $500 for more wallet-friendly options. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Previous Vero Watches began in Portland, Oregon, in 2015 with the dream of building quality timepieces out of as many American made components as possible.The brand describes itself as such: “We produce high-quality watches remaining transparent in our production and true to our customer. We source the highest quality components available and use parts that are made in the U.S.A. wherever possible. Every watch is designed and prototyped in-house, where we also do all our own polishing, finishing and engraving. Finally, we assemble and test each watch to ensure we’re bringing you a great finished product that we’re proud to stand behind.”Three years after its founding, Vero is finally hitting its stride with the release of two 36 mm watches: the 36 Hand Wound Rally and the 36 Hand Wound Sunset. Both are beautiful with a punchy, unique look and styling that is at once both retro and modern. They also price in reasonably at just over $1,000.Take a closer look at Vero Watches’ two new timepieces below.Vero 36 Hand Wound Rally – $1,080 1 of 2 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 1 of 2 Next Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Winter Reading List: 20 Books for the Cold, Dark Months

first_img 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Turn off your TV and read books this winter. Why? Because it’s a dark (i.e. moody), cozy (i.e. freezing outside) time of year filled with homecomings, reflection, and spending all day in a super-plush bathrobe.We compiled the ultimate winter reading list, stripped of the dull holiday classics and packed with cool, fun, and emotional reads every man should dig into.If you need even more books to digest this season, check out our 2018 reading list and must-reads by female authors.The Shining by Stephen KingWe didn’t add this King “klassic” to our fall reading list (despite its Halloween following) because it’s better suited for the season of snow, especially if your family is taking a trip to a secluded mountain resort. (Just make sure Uncle J leaves his typewriter at home.) Writer and alcoholic Jack Torrance takes his wife and kid to a hotel in the Colorado Rockies to become the seasonal caretaker. A winter storm leaves them stuck as supernatural forces provoke madness and hauntings.Read ItWinter World by Bernd HeinrichEver wonder how bears, insects, and squirrels survive in the winter? Bernd Heinrich gives an extremely detailed account of the wild evolutionary methods animals have developed to get through the season in Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival, taken from his own experience bunking up with deer, mice, bugs, and other critters in an isolated cabin in Maine.Read ItFargo Rock City by Chuck KlostermanWhen we city dwellers return to our small-town homes over winter break, memories get dug up. In a flash, your hometown makes you feel like that same snot-nosed teenager smoking pot behind the gas station and blasting metal. While you visit home for the holidays, read the hilarious, witty, and highly relatable Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman, his funny memoir of growing up “a shameless metalhead” in rural North Dakota. If you liked/loved/worshipped Mötley Crüe’s Shout at the Devil, read it now.Read ItThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerYes, this J.D. Salinger classic is on our list of books you have to read (or re-read) in 2018, but it’s also our go-to Christmas novel over A Christmas Carol because it reminds us to maintain a child-like wonderment for life (and not be such a Scrooge). Set in New York City during Christmastime, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield recounts the aimless city wanderings that led to his nervous breakdown. If you ever feel alone during the holidays or misunderstood by the people you are around, you have to pick this up.Read ItInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerYou think your apartment is cold? Time to reassess. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster is the nonfiction account of a rogue storm that stranded a group of Mount Everest climbers and eventually resulted in what is known as the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Eight climbers died en-route to the summit, largely due to slacked safety precautions causes by the competitiveness of rivaling guide agencies. Jon Krakauer was there, on the mountain, on a magazine assignment when the climb turned ill-fated. So no, your apartment isn’t as cold as you think.Read ItIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteOh, you thought this list was going to be merry and bright? Winter weather calls for dark, true crime if you ask me. This Truman Capote nonfiction novel details (with literary brilliance) the murder of a small farm family in 1959 and the execution of the killers by the state of Kansas. Gruesome yet beautifully written, the book has been deemed a masterpiece. Plus, it’s so not a summer pool read.Read ItThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsLighten the mood with this classic kids picture book (so what, we love it) that should hold a spot on your bookshelf or your coffee table because it’s art, gentlemen. A boy wakes up to snowfall and celebrates the dusted winter wonderland with a walk around the city. The book also makes you appreciate the next blizzard instead of cursing the roads and slush.Read ItThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonOne of the best thrillers ever written (and way better than the Americanized film), Stieg Larsson sets his family saga murder mystery against the icy city and countryside of Sweden. Tattooed punk Lisbeth Salander is hired by journalist Mikael Blomkvist to solve a buried disappearance that eventually exposes corruption and murder. You can literally feel the icicles forming on your eyelashes reading these cool chapters.Read ItCocktail Codex by Alex Day, David Kaplan, and Nick FauchaldStock up on Angostura bitters, lemon, sugar, and booze, and hunker down for a long lesson in mixing the best craft cocktails you’ll ever make. Alex Day and David Kaplan, co-owners of Death & Company, as well as writer/editor Nick Fauchald teach you the Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions, sharing recipes and mixing methods directly from the barback of his iconic cocktail haunts. Yes, this counts as reading. Think of it as the only textbook you’ll want to own.Read ItNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiYou know how the world gets quiet when it snows and you feel you’ve been transported to another planet? Reading Norwegian Wood is like that. Toru Watanabe narrates us through a nostalgic story of his days as a college student in Tokyo and falling in love with a troubled girl, Naoko, who is committed to a snowy mountain asylum after the suicide of her and Toru’s mutual friend. The novel provokes joy, sadness, and remembrance, making it perfect to close out the year.Read ItThe Search for God and Guinness by Stephen MansfieldDid you know the heavenly Irish dry stout we know as Guinness was created on December 31, 1759? Learn the rich history of how Guinness developed from a humble family brew to one of the most recognized brands in the world. It’s ok if you don’t like “literary” books — you’ll still like The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World.Read ItI Am Ozzy by Ozzy OsbourneThe Prince of Darkness celebrates his unhappy birthday on December 3 and to honor the Black Sabbath icon we’re picking up his autobiography, I Am Ozzy. Great title, Ozzy, great title. Honestly, this book could be a compilation of mumblings and we’d still love reading it, but surprisingly (and with much ghostwriter help, no doubt) the book is fun, well-written, honest, and reads like you’re speaking directly to the badass himself. For instance, Ozzy writes of a teenage burglary streak that landed him in prison: “I nicked a 24-inch telly. But the fucking thing was too heavy for me to carry, and when I was climbing over the back wall it fell on my chest and I couldn’t move for about an hour. I was just lying there in this ditch full of nettles, feeling like a twat.” After reading, watch this on repeat.Read ItTheater of the World by Thomas Reinersten BergI mean, technically you read maps. The visual exploration that is Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History makes for the perfect bonding experience with you and your pops, where you can both grunt in agreement and say little else. Feast your eyes on the vibrant history of mapmaking and its illustrated evolution across centuries. Best enjoyed amongst history buffs in a cigar-filled study with leather armchairs. If you need more suggestions for coffee table-worthy books, we’ve got you covered.Read ItWhen You’re Done With Those, Read TheseTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. For those snowed-in evenings of solitude and distance.Ariel by Silvia Plath. Poetry that is bleak yet cutting. Like dropping a flaming matchbook into a pile of snow. Winter mood times 1,000.The Disasters by M.K. England. A brand-new book that will be released December 18, 2018. We usually rely on the classics, but this YA-readability novel is described as The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy. If there’s any season to be more of a kid, it’s now, because reading doesn’t have to hurt your brain.The Gift of the Magi by O Henry. Short story. Still counts. You can also find it free online.Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III. If you’re so not into holiday cheer, and if you loved Castle Rock on Hulu. Absurd punk literature with dark surrealism.Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland. A cuffing season essential.A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Because winter is here.last_img read more

Increased Computer Access at Holy Trinity High School

first_imgHoly Trinity High School is on the way to improved academic results, with the assistance of technology, and teachers being able to “walk” with laptop computers for use in classes. Some 300 seventh graders will also benefit from 20 new Internet-enabled desktop computers, which have been installed in the school’s reading room. A total of 45 computers were formally handed over to the institution in Kingston, on Tuesday, March 12, by representatives of William Charter High School in Philadelphia, in the United States. Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, who witnessed the handing over, noted that the school was described in the past as falling behind, but is now leading the secondary school system in the improvement of Grade Seven Literacy. “If we do not deal with appropriate numeracy and literacy interventions at the Grade Seven level, we are courting failure at the higher grades…therefore young people, you’re being given a tremendous advantage – don’t watch where you come from – consider where you can be at the end of Grade Seven, so that you can be good students in any subject,” he told the students. The Minister emphasised that this is a “big opportunity” which can be duplicated in schools across the country. “We want to ensure that schools recognize the importance of not just taking in grade seven students and moving them through the system – but making the appropriate individual interventions. The technology that you have been given today, affords you the opportunity to do that,” he said. Principal, Margaret Bolt, welcomed the donation. “We really want to use technology to drive improvement in literacy and we also want to be able to assist our teachers to engage in using technology. Many times they don’t have the facility in their rooms. We have a lot of technical areas, and so the teachers want to be able to walk with the technology into the workshops,” she told JIS News. She explained that William Penn Charter High School has also made available two technical persons for installation, and to train the teachers in using the technology. The Grade Seven students use the reading room up to three times per week. Meanwhile, Manager of Technology and Network Services at William Penn Charter High, Paul Blackwood, said the collaboration came about from connection with the Principal years ago, while she was at another institution.“This is the first phase of what we are trying to do. The reading lab was in need of being refurbished, so that was our project to refurbish with desktop computers and then give the heads of department laptops, so they could become a mobile workforce,” he said.Mr. Blackwood further informed that e-mail accounts have been established for all members of the Holy Trinity faculty, with a view to creating accounts for all the students over time.“We believe that by having a presence and point of contact on the web, the stakeholders who want to be vested in the total development of the school will have that point of contact, and see that the school has a professional presence,” he said.The cost for the batch of computers is approximately US$10,000.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

Farmers to Get 50,000 Blue Mountain Coffee Seedlings

first_imgOver 50,000 blue mountain coffee seedlings (tipica) are to be distributed to farmers in East Rural St. Andrew, under a joint project with the Embassy of Japan called the Enhancement of Production of Blue Mountain Coffee.This was disclosed by Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew and wife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, during her contribution to the 2017/18 Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on November 7.“We want to ensure that we have the best coffee and we maintain it and the tipica variety is the best there is, so we want to expand that. Our goal is to increase productivity,” Mrs. Holness said.In addition, the Member of Parliament said for the first time, the constituency will launch its inaugural coffee industry symposium, which is aimed at engaging all stakeholders, including adjoining coffee-producing constituencies.“We are coming together to ensure that we preserve and protect the Jamaican coffee industry. We will explore methods of increasing the productivity of farmers, as well as exposing them to business opportunities and concepts, while we remind them that coffee prices are not set by the Government, but are influenced totally by supply and demand,” Mrs. Holness explained.Meanwhile, Mrs. Holness thanked the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries for its programme, where registered coffee farmers are to benefit from an $80 million initiative that is expected to improve and increase their yields over time.The project will focus on training; the purchase of inputs, such as fertilisers and fungicides, and tools.last_img read more

Local Films for Festival in Trinidad Sept. 18-25

first_img Four local films will premiere at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), slated for September 18 to 25 in Port-of-Spain. The projects are ‘Agwe’ by Ina Sortiva; ‘Flight’, Kia Williams; ‘Lovers in the City’, Mezan Morrison and ‘Safe Harbour’, Kaiel Eytle. Story Highlights Four local films will premiere at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), slated for September 18 to 25 in Port-of-Spain.The projects are ‘Agwe’ by Ina Sortiva; ‘Flight’, Kia Williams; ‘Lovers in the City’, Mezan Morrison and ‘Safe Harbour’, Kaiel Eytle.While at the festival, the film-makers will be marketing their films for distribution and widening their networks on the international film circuit, with the aim of expanding the reach of Jamaican content globally.The opportunity came from the Propella Initiative, a thrust by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), to support the talent of Jamaican film-makers and garner international exposure for the culture through film.Speaking with JIS News, Film Commissioner at JAMPRO, Renée Robinson, explained that Propella is a script-to-screen programme that nurtures Jamaican content creators and enables them to tell their stories cinematically by providing funding and technical support.Ms. Robinson noted that the four new Jamaican short films were selected through a blind process and were produced over the summer period with financial support of $500,000 each, from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.“We did not know who we were selecting…It was based on the merit of the project, and after that process was completed, we had a series of interviews to ensure that the finalists were at the production stage where they could deliver the project, and that is how we came up with the top four,” the Film Commissioner said.The film-makers underwent capacity-building boot camps on script development, directing, producing, pitching, festival strategy and distribution.The Film Commissioner noted that the programme has produced excellent content, and opens the door for film-makers in international markets, which is a crucial element of JAMPRO’s film development strategy.“The programme itself has seen many significant wins. We now have a catalogue of short films ready to represent the potential of talent in the sector. Over the years, several of the shorts have secured financial interest in further development into features or TV episodics; and key on-screen talent have been discovered internationally through this platform,” she highlighted.She added that the festival is an excellent platform for regional film-makers to meet each other to create collaboration opportunities and also a starting point for many of these projects to identify partners, executive producers or future distributors.Ms. Robinson noted that JAMPRO will also lead a delegation to the Toronto International Film Festival in September.In January, she noted that a delegation, including Jamaican actress, Shantol Jackson and other participants in the Idris Elba film, Yardie, attended the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA.In June, local director, Storm Saulter and his team attended the American Black Film Festival and won three of the top awards.The Jamaica Film Commission, housed at JAMPRO, is mandated to promote the Jamaican film industry through facilitation of activities that increase investment, export and employment in the sector. While at the festival, the film-makers will be marketing their films for distribution and widening their networks on the international film circuit, with the aim of expanding the reach of Jamaican content globally.last_img read more