December 6, 2019
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first_imgMolde explain ‘lending’ Solskjaer to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains under contract with them.Molde insist they have ‘lent’ Solskjaer to Manchester United and have appointed Erling Moe as first-team coach in the Norwegian’s absence.In a statement on the Molde website, Solskjaer said: “In football you never know what can happen. We get proof of time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer.”At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home. We have built stone for stone and at the end of the season this year gives us hope for another good season.”Molde chief executive Øystein Neerland added: “That Manchester United asked Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK.”We are happy to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgBookie pays out on Solskjaer landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaddy Power are paying out on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the Manchester United manager’s job permanently.They are so sure the Norwegian will make the United job his own on a permanent basis they have paid out on bets already placed.He has now won each of his opening six matches in the United hotseat – the first in club history to do so.A Paddy Power spokesman said: “We’re so confident that Ole’s Gunnar stay, we’ve decided to pay out on him being appointed permanent Manchester United manager.“He defeated his main competition for the role today, in the form of Mauricio Pochettino, and he’s made the Special One look special once in less than a month.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Christensen injury not severeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Andreas Christensen’s injury isn’t severe.The Dane sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.But Lampard could not provide an indication of when Christensen would return to action.The head coach said: “Andreas is not too severe. “Hopefully he won’t be out for too long but I can’t give a timeframe.” last_img

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first_imgAntonio Rudiger has revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about life in Germany after Bayern Munich made an increased £35 million ($45m) bid to secure the teenager in the January transfer window.Hudson-Odoi’s selection to start Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals was a shock, but he gave a good account of himself in a match that Chelsea were unlucky to lose.Chelsea are struggling to keep hold of their wonderkid, who has not shown any interest in renewing his contract which expires in 18 months and Bayern have confirmed their interest in the 18-year-old . 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? Amid the prospect of a move to the Bundesliga, Hudson-Odoi has been questioning his Berlin-born team-mate Rudiger about life in Germany.”Of course, he asked me about Germany,” Rudiger told reporters at Wembley Stadium. “It was just a general question from him to know, because he is still young. I can advise him. But at the end of the day he decides about his future.”He can develop as well here. You can see it from both sides. Of course, he can develop in Germany as well and don’t forget Bayern Munich is also a big club. It is something he needs to decide for his future. I wish him all the best, but for me I just wish he stays with us.”We don’t need to speak about him too much. He is good, everyone knows that, everyone can see that. But he is still 18 and at that age you can’t look too far ahead. People have to give him time. For me he is an upcoming star, but he still needs to work hard.”Of course, as a young player it’s very important to play. Where it is? I hope it will be here.”Bayern are willing to offer the number 10 shirt to Hudson-Odoi, with Arjen Robben expected to leave the club in the summer, and it places Chelsea at a crossroads moment over whether to keep a youngster who looks keen to leave.Hudson-Odoi’s outing against Spurs was only his 12th senior professional appearance, making the proposed fee all the more remarkable, but Rudiger believes that his team-mate lives up to the hype, despite his inexperience.”To be honest, of all the young players I have seen at Chelsea, he is the shooting star for me,” Rudiger added. “He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot. I think for him everything is going very well at the moment.Callum Hudson-Odoi“He is a young lad and has less pressure so he can show what he can do. He did very well and caused a lot of problems to them. He is trying very hard. You have to because he is a young lad and is on his way forward to the next step so he needs to improve where he can.”Meanwhile, Chelsea had 17 shots against Spurs as their lack of ruthlessness in front of goal and inability to create that real golden chance once again proved to be their downfall in a match.Nevertheless, Rudiger was hopeful after the match as his side put in a strong performance and he thinks that his side will overcome Spurs at Stamford Bridge in two weeks’ time to secure a place in the Carabao Cup final.”Of course, we want to win, but this is decided over two games and 180 minutes,” he said. “We lost 1-0, I’m not happy with that, but I’m honestly happy with the performance we put on. The last time we were here, we went 1-0 down and then let in the second and third one.”This time we showed maturity and we were in the game. Of course, we can cause any teams problems. It will be a tough match for sure because they have one guy [Harry Kane] who likes to score. It is hard to keep him quiet. Okay, one time he scored but we kept him in good hands.”What we have to do better is find that clear chance. Everything was nice shots from afar, we didn’t make it too complicated for the keeper.”last_img read more

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first_imgDavid de Gea says Manchester United are not satisfied with their eight-match winning run under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.And the Spain goalkeeper says the rejuvenated Old Trafford side will not be happy until they have secured qualification for next seaon’s Champions League and had a good run at success in this year’s competition.United, who face Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday, February 12, have undergone a stunning turnaround since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December. 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, with United in sixth place in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, De Gea told Sky Sports: “It’s clearly a great run of results, but we are still outside of the Champions League places and we’re very far from winning the Premier League.”We’re happy with the wins, but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation.”This is a club that should be fighting for the title, but we are gaining in confidence, and we are going to try to achieve as much as possible from the rest of the season; winning games, hopefully getting into the Champions League places and doing well in the competition.”It’s impossible to win the Premier League. It was what we wanted before we began the season, this is a club that needs to win trophies.”We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the points deficit quite a bit. We will fight until the end and if we stay in the form that we’re in, we will win matches.”United return to Premier League action on Tuesday night when they host Burnley after knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Friday.And De Gea, 28, who missed the 3-1 win over the Gunners as cup keeper Sergio Romero stepped in, credits United’s improved defending since Solskjaer took over as a reason behind their confidence.He said: “It’s true that we had conceded a lot of goals in the first half of the season, and in the Premier League it’s hard not to concede, but we weren’t defending very well. We were giving up too many opportunities, but we’ve managed to control games better.Anthony Martial Jesse Lingard Manchester United FA Cup“We’ve had more of the ball, and have defended much better, minimising chances for our rivals, and we’ve won many games without conceding. This has given us more confidence and continuing in this way is the most important thing.”Of the challenge of facing a Burnely side who went unbeaten in four Premier League games before their FA Cup exit to Manchester City, the Spaniard added: “This is a team we know well. They are dangerous and we know the kind of style they will use against us.”They like to put you under pressure with long balls, and they’re very dangerous at set-pieces.”They’re on a good run of results but we’re playing at home, and we’re also on a good run of form, so we’re fully confident of winning all three points.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_imgA Charleston Southern football player's tweet about being suspended.Ben G. Robinson/FacebookCharleston Southern’s football program has a ton of players suspended.Charleston Southern appears to have 30-plus players suspended for spending money on school supplies that was given to them to buy books – and only books.Ben Robinson, a CSU running back, posted this on Facebook, saying he and some of his teammates used leftover money to buy things like pencils, binders and electronics.From Charleston Southern running back Ben Robinson’s Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/mXpov7b4ec— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016The NCAA rulebook states that schools can give money to players for books, but only for the exact amount needed.Other CSU players posted messages, too.Frank Cirone, a CSU offensive lineman, says he and the rest of the offensive line have been suspended. He says everyone will have to pay back the money they spent on non-book items.Wow. Per Charleston Southern Offensive Lineman Frank Cirone, the entire offensive line is suspended vs. FSU. pic.twitter.com/g6uCqfFRR0— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016And here’s one from a CSU wide receiver.More insight from Charleston Southern Wide Receiver Colton Korn’s Facebook post. pic.twitter.com/CGn1Jo7NER— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016Many are now blasting the school (for not making the players aware of the rule) and the NCAA (for the rule itself) on Twitter.This is upsetting on many levels. https://t.co/Tf5RGxj2YU— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 2016Maybe if books weren’t marked up 1000000% they wouldn’t need all that “book money” anyway! Sorry I’m still bitter from college. ?— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 20161 book was so expensive I went to prof/asked if it was possible to pass w/o book. Said yes but highest was C. Took my C & kept it movin. ??— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 2016If true, NCAA should quickly and publicly state no suspensions are warranted in this case, ending this nonsense. https://t.co/dAI8idM3oL— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 9, 2016Charleston Southern has not yet decided when all of the players will be sitting, but it won’t be all at once. They’re set to play No. 3 Florida State tomorrow.Still up for decision who will be suspended and when. Coach will sit vs. Albany State. Assistant will sit this weekend vs. FSU (more…)— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016It is not determined whether some suspensions for kids will be served this weekend or vs. Monmouth September 24th.— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016So there you have it. It’ll be interesting who sits and who plays this weekend. Either way, CSU will be depleted. Was already missing…— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016…top 2 QB’s, running back, and kick returner. This isn’t going to make that situation better.— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016Charleston Southern and Florida State are set to kick off 12:30 p.m. E.T. tomorrow.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Football Association (FA) has charged Huddersfield Town with misconduct after the club wore a fake kit as part of a marketing stunt in pre-season.Huddersfield created a social media storm when they released the design for a new home shirt sporting a giant sash emblazoned with the name of betting agency Paddy Power.The Championship club confirmed the controversial strip to be a hoax after donning it in a pre-season match against Rochdale. 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? Paddy Power said in a statement at the time: “Shirt sponsorship in football has gone too far.“We accept that there is a role for sponsors around football, but the shirt should be sacred.“So we are calling on other sponsors to join the ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign, and give something back to the fans. As a sponsor, we know our place, and it’s not on your shirt.”Huddersfield director Sean Jarvis added: “It’s been an interesting 48 hours since we revealed the fake kit. We’ve come under a lot of criticism, but I’m delighted now we’ve revealed the real kit.”I have to thank a number of people, including Paddy Power to help make it possible. We’re looking forward to getting the kit on sale.”When I first saw it, it was a bit weird because you’re used to seeing sponsors on kits. But our fan-base love it, and for me that’s what it’s all about. We take pride in the kit and the blue and white stripes that we wear – it looks fantastic.”Now we’ve got a kit everyone’s proud of people are talking about Huddersfield Town. Maybe initially for the wrong reasons but now for the right reasons.”We’ve certainly caused a stir with it, I think people are looking at it and taking note. We love the ‘Save our Shirts’ campaign and we’re looking forward to the next 12 months.”While that stance has been applauded by some, authorities in English football have taken a dim view of the Terrier’s actions.An FA statement read: “Huddersfield Town FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations.”It is alleged that playing kit worn by its first team during a pre-season friendly against Rochdale AFC on 17 July 2019 was in breach of FA Regulation C.2(i).”The club has until 16 August 2019 to provide a response.”The Paddy Power logo on the shirt worn against Rochdale appeared to exceed the maximum coverage permitted by the FA.Huddersfield later released their real home kit, which does not feature a sponsor’s logo.Jan Siewert’s side were relegated from the Premier League last season and lost their Championship opener at home Derby County on Monday.last_img read more

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first_imgAn almost field-level view of colorado's football stadiumBOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of the stadium as the Washington State Cougars drive against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 19, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. Colorado defeated Washington State 38-24. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)A former Ohio State four-star football commit has announced a new commitment, as he’s heading to the Pac-12.Jake Wray, a four-star offensive tackle in the 2020 class, de-committed from the Buckeyes back in December.The decision was a surprising one, as Wray’s older brother, Max, is a current offensive lineman for OSU.Still, Jake Wray has opted to play his college football elsewhere. The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman has committed to Colorado.“Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process. Specifically my teammates, my coaches and my family. I am committed to The University of Colorado,” he announced.Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process. Specifically my teammates, my coaches and my family. I am committed to The University of Colorado #GoBuffs pic.twitter.com/5va78Mv9mT— Jake Wray (@wrayjake77) May 23, 2019Wray had offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas, among other programs.The offensive tackle becomes Colorado’s highest-ranked recruit for the 2020 class, which now includes four commits.last_img read more

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first_img Next All England Championships: Srikanth eases into Round 2, Ashwini-Sikki go down fightingAll England Badminton Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth strolled past Brice Leverdez into Round of 16 while Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy fell just short after a hard-fought women’s doubles first round match.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri BirminghamMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 00:37 IST All England Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth dominated Brice Leverdez in first round match. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKidambi Srikanth outclassed Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11Srikanth will face Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in Round 2Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in Round 1Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the last 16 of All England Championships in Birmingham with a dominating win over France’s Brice Leverdez on Wednesday. Srikanth took just 30 minutes to dispatch Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 to make his way into the next round of the tournament.Srikanth displayed impeccable net skills and patience to make his way past Leverdez. It obviously helped that his French opponent was unable to handle the air in the arena and kept throwing the shuttles long and wide.Srikanth, who is essentially very good at fast courts, has a challenge in front of him in All England in the slow Birmingham arena. However, the Guntur lad showed the skills to play around well in the conditions at All England.In Round 2, Srikanth will take on Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie, who earlier beat South Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 21-16, 21-19.@srikidambi reaches Rd2 of #YonexAllEnglandPutting up an ace performance against @BriceLeverdez1, Srikanth wins the match with a 21-13; 21-11 scoreline and ensures a confident start to the #YAE19. Keep the momentum going. #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/Fsk23VZNG9BAI Media (@BAI_Media) March 6, 2019Srikanth was never really troubled by Leverdez with the Indian dominating the French at the net and at the back court.The beginning of the first game was neck-and-neck as both the players were gauging the conditions but Srikanth went with a slight edge of 11-9 into the break.Srikanth, however, pulled ahead after the break while Leverdez was left searching for answers.With some wonderful all-court badminton, coupled with Leverdez’s errors, Srikanth brought up game points at 20-13.advertisementThe Indian needed just one chance as Leverdez hit the net and Srikanth pocketed the first game 21-13.The second game had a forthright start from the Indian as he ran off to a 7-0 lead over the French.Leverdez kept struggling with his length as Srikanth went into the break with a massive 11-4 lead.Leverdez let out a few shrieks to get himself up after winning a few, rare points but Srikanth was not to be moved.Srikanth eventually wrapped up the game 21-11 with absolute ease as he made a good leave to Leverdez’s long shot.ASHWINI-SIKKI GO DOWN FIGHTING Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy showed tremendous fight and skill against the world No.7 Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto but lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in an hour and 17 minutes to bow out of All England Championships.Tanaka and Yonemoto were the clear favourites against the world No.25 Indian pair but Ashwini-Sikki showed their mettle against their Japanese opponents, who looked short of ideas and energy in the first game.Making the best of the situation, Ashwini-Sikki took the first game 21-16.The second game however turned out to be far more difficult as the Japanese pair started coming into their own.Ashwini-Sikki showed excellent fight to stave off game points multiple times but in the end lost 26-28 to take the match into the decider.The decider was a close affair again with both the pairs exchanging points and the rallies in the match were kept surprisingly shot.Towards the fag end of the decider, Tanaka and Yonemoto upped the ante and Ashwini-Sikki struggled to keep their composure and the shuttle in.Eventually, the Japanese wrapped up the match as Sikki’s shot hit the net.Results from earlier in the day:PV Sindhu lost 16-21, 22-20, 18-21 to Sung Ji HyunB Sai Praneeth beat HS Prannoy 21-19, 21-19Meghana Jakkampudi-S Ram Poorvisha lost 21-18, 12-21, 12-21 to Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova-Alina DavletovaAlso Read | For me All England Badminton Championships is just another tournament: PV SindhuFor 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 Kidambi SrikanthFollow Ashwini PonnappaFollow N Sikki ReddyFollow PV SindhuFollow All England Championshipslast_img read more

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first_img India Today Web Desk LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 20:44 IST Harry Kane and Virat Kohli met at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday (@HKane Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli and Harry Kane met on Friday ahead of 2019 World CupA great guy and a brilliant sportsman: Harry Kane on Virat KohliKohli will lead India at World Cup 2019, starting May 30 in the UKEngland and Tottenham Hotspur football star Harry Kane and India cricket team captain Virat Kohli met for the first time in person at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday after years of mutual admiration on social media.Harry Kane and Virat Kohli posed for shutterbugs as the two superstars of global sport were spotted having a conversation at the iconic cricket ground.”After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman (sic),” Harry Kane wrote as caption after uploading a photo of their meeting from Friday.After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman. pic.twitter.com/vGEOs0gGlTHarry Kane (@HKane) May 24, 2019Harry Kane and Virat Kohli have exchanged several compliments over the last two years on social media.Harry Kane had heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli after the India batsman’s match-winning knock against Australia in a World T20 match in 2016.Kane, who seems to be an avid follower of cricket, lauded Virat Kohli’s ability to deal with pressure situations after his heroics against Australia.Kohli replied to Harry Kane’s tweet and lauded him for his performances in the Euro 2016 and even wished him luck for the Premier League campaign.Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kohli once again took to social media and wished his good friend Kane the best. While Harry Kane is gearing up for the Champions League final for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool on May 1, Virat Kohli will be leading India in the 10-team 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.advertisementKane is racing against time to be fit in time for the big final in Madrid as the Spurs star has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City in April. Having been spotted in the training ground in the last few days, Kane is expected to take the field for Spurs on May 1.Also Read | Hardik Pandya is unrecognisable in throwback photo from 2011 World Cup celebrationAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in high spirits ahead of World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Don’t read much into indifferent Australia series, says ChahalAlso 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 Harry KaneFollow Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamFollow 2019 World CupFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Champions League final World Cup 2019: When Harry Kane met Virat KohliVirat Kohli and Harry Kane have been complimenting each other for their on-field efforts on social media for quite some time now. The superstar duo met at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday as Team India is gearing up for World Cup 2019 campaignadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Indo Asian News Agency New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 15:55 IST Hardik Pandya scored 46 runs against West Indies as India won the match by 125 runs on Thursday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq offered to coach Hardik PandyaHardik Pandya scored 46 runs as India posted 268/7 against West IndiesIndia defeated West Indies by 125 runs on ThursdayInsisting that India’s Hardik Pandya’s batting technique had flaws that prevented him from becoming the best all-rounder in world cricket, former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq has offered to help improve it.On Thursday, Pandya scored a brisk 46 and shared a crucial 70-run partnership with M.S. Dhoni to help India post a competitive total of 268/7 against West Indies in their World Cup game at the Old Trafford. India came out with a clinical bowling performance as they dismissed Windies for mere 143 and registered a thumping 125 run victory.Pandya chipped in with the ball and also took the wicket of opener Sunil Ambris. In fact, his send-off to the Windies opener became one of the talking points of the game.However, Razzaq said Pandya’s game had weaknesses, which needed to be worked upon.”Today I have been closely observing Hardik Pandya and I see a lot of faults in his body balance while hitting the bowl hard. I observed his foot work as well and I see that has also let him down sometimes,” Razzaq wrote on Twitter.”If I can give him coaching, for example in the UAE, I can make him one of the best all-rounders, if not the best. If the BCCI wants to make him a better all-rounder I will always be available,” he added.Abdul Razzaq “give me 2 weeks and I will make Hardik Pandya the world’s best all-rounder” #Cricket pic.twitter.com/o3eIt69nfNSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 27, 2019So today I have been closely observing Hardik pandya and I feel like I see a lot of faults in his body’s balance when hitting the bowl hardly and I observed his footwork aswell and I see that also let’s him down sometimes and I feel like if I give him Coaching in for example UAEadvertisementAbdul Razzaq (@ARazzaqPak) June 27, 2019I can make him one of the best all rounders if not the best and if BCCI wants to make him a better all rounder I will always be available. ThanksAbdul Razzaq (@ARazzaqPak) June 27, 2019Razzaq’s coaching offer to Hardik Pandya invited mixed response as some praised the Pakistan all-rounder for his performances all through his career while others rather adviced him to train Pakistan crickters.Razzaq’s coaching offer to Hardik Pandya invited mixed response on social media as some praised the Pakistan all-rounder for his performances all through his career while others adviced him to rather train Pakistan crickters.Look who’s talking about footwork and body balance. Anwar Ali ko theek Kar nahi sake aur chale hai pandya ko advise Karne.a (@SInaayat) June 28, 2019Whenever Pak need a wicket they give the ball to Razzaq and he picks up a wicket in his very first overLegend!Srilankan (@itismurugan) June 27, 2019U want job but BCCI is not going to give u job so focus on PCB job shukriyaaaKay (@Kufkaaz) June 27, 2019After the win against Windies, India have moved to the second spot on the points table. They will next play England at Edgbaston on Sunday.Also Read | Whoever beats India will win the World Cup 2019: Michael VaughanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India may deliberately lose to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to oust Pakistan, says Basit AliAlso 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 Abdul RazzaqFollow Hardik Pandya I can make Hardik Pandya one of the best all-rounders: Abdul RazzaqWorld Cup 2019: Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq had said he would like to coach Hardik Pandya to turn him into one of the best all-rounders.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgThe term “backpack” has its origin in U.S. dating back to 1910, but you might remember using one in college, high school or before. But today, backpacks are a go to staple for so many men.  Whether you’re headed to the work, gym, a day out and about, on the open road or weekend away, a backpack comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials and functions. Which bag fits your needs and personality?J. Press York StreetTrimmed with leather and antiqued brass buckles closures, this durable and stylish bag is made of washed cotton canvas.  It features a very useful interior pocket with the same antiqued brass buckle closure.  Pops of color, from bags to ball caps, Finally, Spring is here!Herschel Supply Co.First generation scouting bags were the design inspiration for the Survey backpack.  The modern interpretation of this “rucksack” remains true to its heritage roots, yet still embracing today’s functional needs. With two padded straps, this bag can fit far more than one would imagine.  It is fully lined with their signature coated cotton-poly fabric, and an inside sleeve pocket and magnetic closures.CoachThe Thompson Leather Sling Pack is inspired by the well traveled street in SoHo.  Minimalist and modern, this one-shoulder sling style is created to be lightweight, sporty and compact. It is the perfect size for your wallet, mobile device, and/or iPad Mini.  This might be ‘the’ bag for the guy on the go !Graf & LantzThe combination of east and west and ancient and modern are the basis and influences for their collection.  When asked about their new backpack, designer Holger Graef answered:“In regards to inspiration and design concept, it’s rather simple, light and bright.  Naturally we wanted to do a backpack in felt.  When we looked at the market we noted that although there are some out there in felt, for the most part they are in dark earth tones and consequently they have a kind heavy look. We decided that the novelty of our design should rest on the materials and in the colors so we kept the design and silhouette very basic and very familiar. In other words, we wanted people to think they knew what they we looking at regarding the shape then let the difference of the colors, texture and lightness surprise them.”BoblbeeAn excellent backpack that stands up to the highest demands for back protectors and gives all the benefits of a versatile backpack. The aerodynamic dome gives extra water protection, and helps airflow,and was specifically developed with motorcycle riders in mind. Oru’s Origami-Inspired Inlet Kayak Will Be the World’s Most Portable Watercraft Editors’ Recommendations 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Road 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralight Backpacking Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adventure last_img read more

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first_img 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Think about your best friend. He probably does a lot for you every day, right? He makes sure you look good, he’s always happy to see you, and he even helps you pick up chicks. For everything he does for you, all he asks is you take him outside from time to time, and sometimes grab a bite to eat. Your dog’s got your back in a way that no human friend could, which is why the Wolfgang Man & Beast line is designed to make sure he always looks as fresh as you do.Clearly Wolfgang Man & Beast had their best friends in mind when they put together these Horween leather collars and leashes, that are as rugged as they are classy. The classic dark brown collar is perfect for chasing squirrels around the backyard, and will definitely earn him some extra scratches when he’s bar hopping with you (if you live in the kind of place where dogs are welcome around town). Even the more colorful options, like the camo and bright green DuckLime collar, look right at home when your mutt’s waist deep in whatever body of water he found on your daily walk. Their keychains bear the same patterns and are constructed with the same high quality materials as their collars and leashes, so people know how much you really care about your pooch.The simple pleasures dogs love so much are reflected in the gear for you. Designs like the Campsite will take you back to days in the woods, sitting by the fire or climbing a mountain, fresh pine and wilderness in the air. They’re also the kind of shirt you could actually wear camping, because the last thing you need when you’re chasing your buddy through the forest are flashy logos and thin fabric.  Likewise, Wolfgang Man & Beast’s five-panel and flat-brim caps aren’t about colors that pop or trendy styles, they’re well built, timeless designs with nothing to prove, but impress nonetheless.Their line is rugged enough to wear no matter how hard you and your buddies play, with their Skate86 collaboration paying homage to the classic days of skateboarding. The keychain and leash are photo-sublimated with a shot by skateboarding photographer Grant Brittain. It’s great for you and your buddy to rock while you’re rolling down the street on your longboard, or just standing out a little while playing fetch the local dog park.The Wolfgang Man & Beast line is dedicated to creating clothing and accessories that are sustainable and durable. Check out the whole line on the Wolfgang Man & Beast USA website. 1. Wolfgang Man & Beast 2. Wolfgang Man & Beast 3. Wolfgang Man & Beast 4. Wolfgang Man & Beast 5. Wolfgang Man & Beast 6. Wolfgang Man & Beast 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations center_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn last_img read more

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This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp Don’t go reaching for your mug — you won’t be getting any coffee out of this futuristic pod. But what you might get is spacious 360 – degree sound. The device above isn’t a lunar rocket, it’s a new wireless speaker called the Archt One that has so far more than doubled its pledge goal on Kickstarter to pull in around $150,000. Brandishing a specially-crafted driver system designed to disperse sound throughout the room in all directions, the Archt One aims to replace your hi-fi with minimalist style.Related: Bang & Olufsen’s new wireless speaker begs audiophiles to believe in BluetoothInside the space age capsule, the Archt One faces a full range driver and a subwoofer head to head above and below the open chamber, sending the sound directly through the specialized array module in an effort to replicate the sonic signature of acoustic instruments like guitars, allowing it to evenly distribute audio playback. A passive radiator at the base of the system also helps to amplify the low frequencies to create a fuller sound, helping the speaker achieve a claimed frequency response of 52Hz-20kHz.But the speaker also adds some impressive smart technology to go with its patented hardware, including DSP for sound optimization designed to “restore streaming audio quality,” as well as a custom audio app that uses the microphone in your smartphone to optimize the sound for your environment. The system is also multi-zone capable, allowing users to add more speakers ala Sonos, Bose, and other multi-room sound systems. Users can control the speaker through the app, or via touch sensors on the Sound Array.Related: Hal 9000 meets premium sound in the new OD-11 cloud speakerDesigned for audiophile sound reproduction, the Archt One is claimed to achieve high resolution playback of up to 24bit/192kHz over a Wi-Fi connection. The speaker also supports Airplay for Mac and iOS devices, and for those times when a Wi-Fi connection isn’t available, the speaker also sports Bluetooth connection, as well as Aux and USB connections.The speaker is expected to retail for $599. However, at time of publication, there were still several available for a reasonable $349, expected to ship as early as February 2015. If you’d like to check out an Archt One for yourself, you can pledge at its Kickstarter page now.This piece first appeared at our brother site, Digital Trends. The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks The Bond-Inspired AddArmor Audi RS7 Is the World’s Fastest Armored Car read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.In my opinion, the advent of American- or New Western-style gin is one of the most exciting developments to hit the booze scene in recent memory. In case you haven’t noticed, gin has been experiencing a renaissance over the past decade or so. Slowly but surely, distillers have broken free from the categorical boundaries of “dry gin,” and are now expanding what the spirit can be.  In other words, gin isn’t just about juniper anymore. Sure, juniper berry is and always will be one of the predominant ingredients in gin, but nowadays artisan distillers are inviting other botanicals into the mix. The walls have been broken down, and now the spectrum of flavors you can find inside a bottle of gin is now almost immeasurably broad.I’ve tried some absolutely ridiculous gins in the past couple years, and just when I was starting to get the feeling that I’d seen it all, I came across a new dram that completely blew my mind this past weekend: Gompers Small Batch American Gin. Go out and find a bottle of it — it’s unlike any gin you’ve ever tasted before.Most gins lean toward either the citrusy side of the spectrum, or the floral/botanical/herbaceous side. Gompers is definitely on the citrus end, but it’s also got an interesting and unorthodox ingredient inside that takes it in a completely different direction: pear. Juniper berry is still very much up front, but the sweet flavor of golden pear is almost its equal here, with a subtle hint of lavender sneaking up from below to round everything out. It’s one of the most sippable gins I’ve ever encountered.It’s great with just a splash of soda, or poured liberally into a puddle of tonic. It mixes well with just about any fruit juice, and if you’d rather forego any additives, it tastes fantastic just by itself — even at 90 proof. Even if you don’t like gin, you’ll probably like Gompers.I suggest you drop what you are doing and go find yourself a bottle immediately. It’s still pretty small right now, so you might have some trouble tracking it down outside of Oregon, but it’s well worth the hunt. Find out more here. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini The Best American Gin last_img read more

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first_img The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations There’s a good chance your granddad spent time enjoying life in a rocking chair, and it might well have been a Brumby rocker since they’ve been around since Thomas Brumby created the first one in 1875. This American classic has been handed down for generations as a valued heirloom. Even if you weren’t lucky enough to have one passed to you, you can start your own traditions by purchasing a new one.The Brumby Chair company flourished for 70 years until 1944 when the factory was closed and sold to a manufacturing company in Ohio. The Brumby family, however, retained the Brumby Rocker trademark and Brumby chair name—a smart move which paved the way to the chairs returning to production in 1972 under a license to Frank and Carole Melson.After Carole Melson retired, production of the chairs ultimately landed back in the hands of The Brumby Chair Company President Otis A. Brumby, Jr., who is the youngest grandson of the original founder. It remains in the family today under the leadership of two of Otis Brumby’s daughters: Anna Brumby and Spain Brumby Gregory.Each chair is exquisitely hand crafted out of Appalachian Red Oak in the company’s factory in Marietta, Georgia. Local artisans product the caned seats and backs using an intricate herringbone pattern. It can take up to 10 hours to complete the caning of one chair.Items offered for sale on the website include the Jumbo Rocker ($995), Baby Rocker ($395), Courting Rocker ($1,499), Brumby Lap Desk ($150), and the Brumby Footstool ($355). Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States last_img read more

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first_imgSleep science is about as exciting as it sounds. But, let’s be honest, we (ideally) spend one-third of our lives sleeping. So, even if it’s not something you want to care about, you should. It’s even worse for travelers who suffer from jet lag and other post-travel issues. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts recognizes this, which is why they’re doubling down on creating the perfect sleep space.The upscale hotel brand is launching a Stay Well program for 2019. It’s a unique and comprehensive approach to “sleep space” design that will include smart, in-room features and state-of-the-art technology to help guests snooze better. Enhanced air purification technology will circulate filtered air to reduce allergens, pollen, odors, and toxins. High-tech lighting will enable guests to personalize their room environment in a way that better syncs with the human body’s natural circadian rhythm. Four settings (Energize, Relax, Play, and Circadian) are designed to bolster sleep quality, productivity, and energy levels. Plus, new alarm clocks will simulate sunrise to provide a more organic wake-up process through gradual lighting increases. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Next Wyndham Hotels 1 of 4 Wyndham Hotels Editors’ Recommendations Wyndham Hotels This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp Previous The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Other wellness-centric amenities include aromatherapy diffusers to enhance guests’ mood and promote relaxation through a customized room ambiance. Exclusive Stay Well mattresses use natural, organic cotton-derived memory foam, essential oils, and pure hevea milk. Finally, Wyndham is working with world-renowned wellness pioneer Deepak Chopra to provide welcome messages on arrival and guided meditation throughout the guests’ stay.Wyndham Hotels and Resorts tasked expert architect and designer Jeffrey Beers to lead the new Stay Well initiative. His decades-old company has previously worked with One & Only and Hilton Hotel & Resorts, so they know a thing or two about hospitality design. Their approach to creating the perfect sleep space for Wyndham centers around the idea of “almost being home.” To accomplish this, Beers considered current and emerging design trends in hospitality guestrooms, then paired his brand’s signature warm aesthetic with the hotel franchise’s increased focus on wellness.If this all sounds a little too “woo-woo” for your liking, maybe it is. However, much of it is grounded in hard science, and there’s no denying that a decent night’s sleep while traveling can seem elusive, if not impossible. So, if any hotel brand wants to bring more high-tech amenities and all the comforts of home to our room, we say, “Thank you and good night.” The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Wyndham Hotels last_img read more

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first_imgGin is easily the most magical spirit; the myriad botanical infusions invite comparisons to alchemy and the cocktails they fill are no less than elixirs of the gods. Understanding all this, Hendrick’s Gin — which is known for its unusual approach to, well, everything — has revealed an otherworldly expansion to its distillery: the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.And palatial it is. Nestled in Girvan, Scotland, at Hendrick’s headquarters, this Victorian-inspired marvel sits behind an iron-hinged door and an impenetrable brick wall. Inside, at the end of a grass-lined path, is an imposing glass and iron building with hothouses serving as its wings. These greenhouse wings hold a variety of flora that can be tinkered with in the central conservatory.But what does that mean for the gin? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The $17 million palace also includes two still houses which have made Hendrick’s Gin over the past year. The unique stills reside under a stained glass skylight, adding to their already ethereal, anachronistic presence. The increased capacity they provide should meet the global demand for this increasingly-popular gin and any future iterations.The botanicals in the hothouses and proximity of the stills will help master distiller Lesley Gracie discover new ways to complement the existing recipe. (The on-site bar will certainly aid in any taste tests, which we humbly volunteer for.)“I’ve been distilling Hendrick’s for almost 20 years,” said Grace in a statement. “I’m thrilled and excited to take full advantage of our wonderful new distillery and begin working on a line of experimental liquids, some of which will hopefully blossom into future releases and potential new expressions of Hendrick’s.”One such expression is Orbium, a quininated gin offset by blue lotus blossom, which crosses the pond in early December. Orbium also adds wormwood to the mix, so it brings the notes of gin’s common companions — tonic and vermouth — to the forefront.Unfortunately, if you want to peek behind the magic curtain (or rather, the 13-foot brick wall), you’ll need to be a VIP as determined by Hendrick’s ambassadors. The exclusivity just makes the facility feel even more like a Victorian, gin-fueled, Willy Wonka fever dream. Hopefully, those restrictions will ease with time, but we’ll soon have exciting new gin to enjoy in one of these many classic gin cocktails while we wait for our golden tickets. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations Next 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best American Gin Previous 1 of 3 The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in Americalast_img read more

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first_imgThe Government is implementing a street light energy saving initiative, with the commencement of a pilot project, to be undertaken in three parishes over the next six months. The initiative, being jointly implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, and United States-based technology and engineering solutions firm, Green Energy RG LLC, is aimed at significantly reducing the cost to the budget to maintain the country’s approximately 93,000 street lights, which totals upwards of $2 billion per annum. Project activities got underway in Osbourne Store, Clarendon, on Tuesday (January 8), with the installation of the first set of solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) fixtures in that community. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, whose Ministry has portfolio responsibility for street lights, and Green RG Principals, Managing Director, Alfred Hyre, and President of Green RG Caribbean Limited, Jonathan Burke, were among the officials on hand to witness the installations. [RELATED: Cabinet Approves Measures to Reduce Street Light Bill] Addressing the launch of the project, Mr. Arscott announced that the pilot phase will see some 5,000 LED panels being installed in Clarendon as well as sections of St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew. Additionally, he said the phase will also see the Ministry’s offices at Hagley Park Road in Kingston, being retrofitted with energy saving solutions. “Today, we are going to put up 10 of these lights (in Osbourne Store) and we hope to be able to proceed to install lights all over Clarendon and then into other parts of Jamaica. We hope that we will be able to complete the programme…by midyear, and then we can evaluate the results and determine where we go from there,” he said. For his part, Mr. Hyre said his company is “very excited’ to be partnering with the Ministry to implement the project. “We are very excited about this technology. It’s proven technology that I think is going to do everything and more than everyone expects it to do,” he said. The installation of the LED fixtures, which is being done at no cost to the government, is being facilitated by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and Green Energy RG, which was signed in 2011. The MoU made provisions for the testing and implementation of alternative energy technology solutions for local government facilities, and comes in the wake of a recently completed energy audit of the Ministry’s offices as well as public spaces under its purview. Cabinet recently approved measures aimed reducing electricity costs to the State for the island’s street lights. These include: the introduction of policy standards on the type and characteristics of street lights, to enable the use of the most energy and cost efficient units. Implementation of this policy will be underpinned by the requisite regulations, which are expected to yield significant savings. Additionally, Cabinet also gave authorization for the exploration of what it deemed feasible options for the introduction of LED street lights on a wide scale islandwide.last_img read more

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first_imgCabinet has approved the transfer of land at Lime Tree in St. Catherine from Petranol Limited to the SCJ Holdings Limited.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the parcel of land has always been part of the Bernard Lodge Sugar Estate and the residence of workers.Ms. Falconer, who was addressing journalists at today’s (June 13) Jamaica House press briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, informed that the land was transferred to Petranol Limited in 1987 for the production of ethanol.She noted that with the recent divestment of the Bernard Lodge sugar estate to Complant International Sugar Industry Company Limited, the Government gave an undertaking to provide housing solutions for those who had been living for decades on the lands, which were leased by Complant, and will now be displaced.Some 16 families and an additional 80 workers residing on the leased lands, were promised that they would be offered lots for sale at concessionary rates.Ms. Falconer noted that the relocation of the workers and their families is urgent, as the land must be made available to Complant, as agreed on in the purchase agreement between the government of Jamaica and the China-based sugar and ethanol production company. By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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