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October 2019

17 days agoLiverpool No2 Krawietz: Klopp still working towards long-term

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool No2 Krawietz: Klopp still working towards long-termby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz has assured fans that manager Jurgen Klopp is still working towards the long-term.A sixth European Cup was secured in June as Klopp finally triumphed in his fourth final with the Reds, having just guided them to a record-breaking second-place points tally in being pipped to the Premier League title by a point.Four years on from his arrival Liverpool sit top of the standings, having considerably turned the tables on City having already established an eight-point lead over the defending champions.”We knew it wouldn’t be easy, we didn’t expect it would be easy,” Krawietz told liverpoolfc.com.”We thought the things we want to invent take a bit of time – a long-term idea – and we’d come somewhere where we’d try to make an impact for the whole club, something that stays for longer even if you are not here any more.”Something which stays – not only trophies and a good time – and that can go on.”I would say it’s not too bad so far, a few things worked out pretty well. Today we are where we are and it was a good journey so far.” last_img read more

3 days agoAWESOME! Max Taylor makes emotional Man Utd U23 debut

first_imgAWESOME! Max Taylor makes emotional Man Utd U23 debutby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Max Taylor was proud to make his U23 debut last night.Taylor was named on the bench as his recovery from cancer treatment continued. But he was sent on to make his debut at this level in a 4-1 win over Swansea City.Taylor impressed after entering the pitch on 37 minutes.He later posted to social media: “What a feeling. Back on the pitch with the boys and a 4-1 win”.What a feeling. Back on the pitch with the boys and a 4-1 win pic.twitter.com/B9hx9a9lYs— Max Taylor (@maxtaylor00) October 21, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Rick Pitino Says John Calipari Is His National Coach Of The Year

first_imgHead coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 03: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men’s Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Twitter/CalipariTwitter/CalipariThe U.S. Basketball Writers Association recently voted Virginia’s Tony Bennett its Henry Iba Award Winner as the national Coach of the Year. According to the Associated Press, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was asked on Tuesday about Bennett taking home the honor, and his response is one that probably caused a ripple across the Bluegrass State. “I think John Calipari has done a brilliant job, so I’d put him at the top” of the list of candidates.Pitino added, “When you’re undefeated and nobody’s beaten you, it’s clear cut who the coach of the year is right now.”Sure, Calipari is the skipper of the undefeated and top-ranked team in the nation, but that team is Kentucky, Pitino’s former employer and Louisville’s biggest rival, so this response is somewhat noteworthy. Still, Calipari as coach of the year isn’t exactly an outside-the-box thought from anyone.The most surprising thing, given Pitino and Calipari’s respective resumes, is that neither of them has ever won the USBWA Coach of the Year award.last_img read more

AC Milan sign €11m Flamengo defender Duarte

first_imgAC Milan have completed the signing of Leo Duarte from Flamengo in a deal reportedly worth €11 million (£10.2m/$12.3m).The Rossoneri beat Roma in the race to sign Duarte, who joins on a five-year deal after deciding to continue his career in Italy with his first move abroad.Duarte had spent his entire professional career with Flamengo, making 92 total appearances across four seasons with the Brazilian club. 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? He claimed two trophies with the club, winning the Campeonato Carioca: in2017 and 2019.The arrival of the 23-year-old centre-back strengthens the defensive options available to new Milan boss Marco Giampaolo ahead of the 2019-20 season.He’ll join a backline that includes the likes of Theo Hernandez, Matteo Musacchio, Mattia Caldara, Davide Calabria and Alessia Romagnoli.Duarte follows in the footsteps of Lucas Paqueta, who swapped Flamengo for Milan in a €35m (£32.3m/$39m) transfer in January.Primeiro Rubro-negro Agora Rossonero Bem-vindo, Léo #ForzaMilan pic.twitter.com/o0bK2Dts5o — AC Milan (@acmilan) August 7, 2019 A statement on the club’s official website said: “AC Milan is delighted to announce that the club has reached an agreement with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo for the acquisition of Brazilian defender Leonardo Campos Duarte da Silva.”Leo Duarte will be the 36th Brazilian footballer to wear the Rossoneri jersey, thus continuing ‘The Green and Yellow’ tradition that is part of the history of AC Milan.”Duarte is the latest signing as part of a busy summer for Milan, who have been reconstructed under Giampaolo after finishing fifth last campaign.Milan have brought in Hernandez, Franck Kessi, Rafael Leoa and Ismael Bennacer as the club has spent big this summer.There have also been some notable exits, with longtime defender Ignazio Abate leaving the club while Manuel Locatelli, Patrick Cutrone and Tiago Djalo have been sold for fees.Milan qualified for the Europa League via their fifth-place finish last season but were later excluded due to financial fair play issues. The club opens the season on August 25 with a visit to Udinese in Giampaolo’s first official match in charge.last_img read more

A JUCO Football Player Died This Weekend

first_imghigh school football field under the lightsTragic news unfolded over the weekend. A junior college football player passed away after practice on Monday afternoon.According to a report from the Star-Tribune, Sean W. Giles died while swimming in a Minnesota lake earlier this week. Giles was a second-year student at Vermilion Community College and played defensive end for the program.The report details Giles was swimming with friends and teammates following a practice when he went underwater.Here’s more from the report:A rescue squad pulled Giles out of the water roughly 20 minutes later and began lifesaving efforts before he was taken to a hospital in Ely, where he was declared dead, the Sheriff’s Office said.School provost Shawn Bina released a statement following Giles’ passing. “There is a lot of shock among students and teammates. Sean was known as a happy and confident young man. There always was a smile on his face.”Our thoughts are with his family.[Star Tribune]last_img read more

ESPN’s College Football Account Made An Embarrassing Mistake Saturday

first_imgClemson Memorial Stadium during a Tigers game against Syracuse.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Clemson dodged a huge bullet on Saturday, surviving Syracuse’s upset bid with a 27-23 victory that required a last-minute touchdown drive. After the game, Tigers fans rushed the field to celebrate the win……because Clemson fans rush the field after every home victory – regardless of opponent. It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1950s. If you’ve covered college football for any significant amount of time, you know this.Whoever runs ESPN’s college football Twitter account may want to brush up on their knowledge of one of college football’s best traditions. After the win, the account posted a photo of the field rush – implying that it was a surprise.The tweet was quickly deleted, but the Internet never forgets. Danny Kanell also called them out after seeing it himself.Do better @ESPNCFB …they do it EVERY home game. One of best traditions in cfb. Smh. https://t.co/ATQbia8siC— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 29, 2018Every week, Clemson fans have to explain to fans of other programs that they purposely rush the field after every home win. But you shouldn’t really have to explain that to someone working at ESPN.Either way, Clemson is still undefeated and sitting in good position to win the ACC. Now they just need a good report on the health of quarterback Trevor Lawrence.last_img read more

College Football Player Injured At Team’s Hotel

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)A college football player will not be playing in his team’s game today after suffering an injury at his team’s hotel.Texas defensive back Brandon Jones is dealing with an ankle injury and he apparently aggravated it at the team hotel.It’s unclear what caused the hotel injury.“Junior DB Brandon Jones aggravated an ankle injury at the team hotel this morning and is out for today’s game,” Texas writer Anwar Richardson tweeted.Texas Football Update: Junior DB Brandon Jones aggravated an ankle injury at the team hotel this morning and is out for today’s game.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) November 3, 2018It’s not great.Goodness.Texas DB Brandon Jones aggravated an ankle injury AT THE TEAM HOTEL this morning.He’s out today.— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 3, 2018Texas is facing one of the top passing offenses in the country in West Virginia, so this is not ideal.Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX.last_img read more

Justin Fields’ Attorney Just Commented On Ohio State QB Tate Martell

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The attorney representing Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and his attempt to gain immediate eligibility for 2019 has commented on Tate Martell.It’s quite a comment.Martell, a rising redshirt sophomore, has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, allowing other schools to contact him.If Martell decides to transfer, he could seek a waiver from the NCAA, allowing him to play right away in 2019.Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars, is an expert in the field, but he won’t be helping Martell…“I’m not representing Tate Martell, and I have no intention of doing anything on his behalf,” he told the Columbus Dispatch.Tom Mars, who is Fields’ attorney related to his waiver request and has represented many others in similar situations, won’t do the same for Martell: He told me: “I’m not representing Tate Martell, and I have no intention of doing anything on his behalf.”— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 10, 2019OK then.Martell, a former four-star recruit, had said – strongly – that he had no intentions of transferring, but it seems like he might’ve changed his mind.Two schools could be serious contenders.Can confirm that Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal. He’ll begin to explore options outside of Ohio State — believe Miami and West Virginia are two schools that are worth watching.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 10, 2019Fields, meanwhile, is expected to hear from the NCAA about his waiver request within a month or so. Martell could wait to make his decision until then.last_img read more

Oregon Football Has Reportedly Made A Defensive Coordinator Hire

first_imgA general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Oregon’s football program has been searching for a new defensive coordinator for a couple of weeks, as the Ducks parted ways with veteran DC Jim Leavitt earlier this month.The Ducks have reportedly found their man. Multiple outlets are reporting that Oregon has gone to Boise State for its next defensive coordinator.Dave Southorn is reporting that Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos is leaving the Broncos for the same position at Oregon.“Breaking: Boise State DC Andy Avalos will leave to take the same job at Oregon,” he tweeted.The hiring has been confirmed by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.“SOURCE: #BoiseState defensive coordinator Andy Avalos is expected to become the new DC at #Oregon.. the move was 1st reported by Dave Southorn,” he reports.Avalos is a former Boise State linebacker and he’s been the Broncos’ defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.Oregon got a good look at Avalos at the end of the 2017 season, when Boise State’s defense held the Ducks to 280 yards and 4-of-14 on third downs in the Las Vegas Bowl.The hiring has yet to be officially announced.last_img read more

4-Star RB DeaMonte Trayanum Has Renewed Notre Dame Interest

first_imgA closeup of a notre dame player's helmet.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 07: A member of Notre Dame Fighting Irish holds up his helmet on the opening kickoff during the game against the Stanford Cardinal on October 7, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish usually recruit well, but it appears the program could actually get even better in that department. With Lance Taylor serving as the running backs coach, one intriguing prospect suddenly has interest in heading to South Bend.DeaMonte Trayanum received an offer from Notre Dame last year, yet the four-star tailback wasn’t exactly overwhelmed with excitement. However, the Akron native is now having second thoughts about the Fighting Irish.Even though Trayanum has offers to play for other prestigious programs like Ohio State and Wisconsin, Notre Dame is firmly in the mix. He believes the addition of Taylor to the coaching staff is the true difference maker.In fact, the explosive running back wants to book a visit with Notre Dame in the near future.From 247Sports:“I know that I want to definitely take a visit before I move forward with Notre Dame, but I like coach Taylor,” Trayanum told Irish Illustrated. “The name speaks for itself – it’s Notre Dame. I knew that this was something truly special that I couldn’t just overlook, but visit-wise I want to make it up (to South Bend) next month.”[…]“Notre Dame kind of got back in the picture when they hired coach (Lance) Taylor as the new running backs coach.”Trayanum is the No. 6 recruit from the state of Ohio, per 247Sports.Notre Dame has five commits right now for 2020, which includes one quarterback and two tight ends. The potential of adding Trayanum would give the school incoming talent at every major position on offense.[247Sports]last_img read more

Game Times, Channels Released For 32 Big 12 Football Contests

first_imgA close up of an Oklahoma Sooners football helmet.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 22: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field during warm ups before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 22, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 44-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)With three months to go before the start of college football season, the conferences and television networks are starting to release game times and channels for a number of contests. Let’s take a look at what was revealed on Thursday for the Big 12.There are 32 games that we now have the date, time and channel for. Included is the big Oklahoma vs. Texas matchup.Here’s the list, via the Big 12:August 30: Oklahoma State at Oregon State at 9:30 PM CT on FS1 August 31: Indiana State at Kansas at 11:00 AM CT on FSNAugust 31: Montana State at Texas Tech at 3:00 PM CT on FSNAugust 31: Stephen F. Austin at Baylor at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN+August 31: Nicholls at Kansas State at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN+August 31: Arkansas Pine Bluff at TCU at 7:00 PM CT on FSNAugust 31: Louisiana Tech at Texas at 7:00 PM CT on LHNAugust 31: James Madison at West Virginia at TBD on TBDAugust 31: Northern Iowa at Iowa State at TBD on TBDSeptember 1: Houston at Oklahoma at 6:30 PM CT on ABCSeptember 7: Bowling Green at Kansas State at 11:00 AM CT on FSNSeptember 7: West Virginia at Missouri at 11:00 AM CT on ESPN/ESPN2September 7: UTSA at Baylor at 3:00 PM CT on FSNSeptember 7: McNeese State at Oklahoma State at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN+September 7: Coastal Carolina at Kansas at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN+September 7: South Dakota at Oklahoma at 6:00 PM CT on TBASeptember 7: LSU at Texas at 6:30 PM CT on ABCSeptember 7: UTEP at Texas Tech at 7:00 PM CT on FSNSeptember 13: Kansas at Boston College at 6:30 PM CT on ACC NetworkSeptember 14: Iowa at Iowa State at 3:00 PM CT on FS1September 14: NC State at West Virginia at 11:00 AM CT on FS1September 14: Kansas State at Mississippi State at 11:00 AM CT on ESPN/ESPN2September 14: Oklahoma State at Tulsa at 2:30 PM CT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2September 14: TCU at Purdue at 6:30 PM CT on BTNSeptember 14: Oklahoma at UCLA at 7:00 PM CT on FOXSeptember 14: Texas at Rice at 7:00 PM CT on CBSSNSeptember 14: Texas Tech at Arizona at 9:30 PM CT on ESPNSeptember 21: Baylor at Rice at 6:00 PM CT on CBSSNOctober 12: Oklahoma vs. Texas at 11:00 AM CT on FOXOctober 31: West Virginia at Baylor at 7:00 PM CT on ESPNNovember 29: West Virginia at TCU at 2:30 PM CT on ABC/ESPNNovember 29: Texas Tech at Texas at 11:00 AM CT on FOX/FS1last_img read more

After Pulwama attack, India hikes import duty on Pakistani goods to 200 per cent

first_imgAfter Pulwama attack, India hikes import duty on Pakistani goods to 200 per centIndia on Friday revoked the MFN status to Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. The country invoked a security exception clause of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to withdraw this status. Both the countries are member of this organisation.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 11:35 IST The decision would significantly hit Pakistan’s exports to India. (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia granted the MFN status to Pakistan way back in 1996Slapping an import duty of 200 per cent effectively means almost banning the imports from Pakistan, official sources saidThe two main items imported from Pakistan are fruits and cement, on which the current customs duty is 30-50 per cent and 7.5 per centTaking strong economic action against Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack, India Saturday raised the customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from the neighbouring country, including fresh fruits, cement, petroleum products and mineral ore.The decision would significantly hit Pakistan’s exports to India, which stood at $488.5 million (around Rs 3,482.3 crore) in 2017-18 as it would drastically increase the prices of its goods here.”India has withdrawn MFN (most favoured nation) status to Pakistan after the Pulwama incident. Upon withdrawal, basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India has been raised to 200 per cent with immediate effect,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a tweet.India has withdrawn MFN status to Pakistan after the Pulwama incident. Upon withdrawal, basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India has been raised to 200% with immediate effect. #PulwamaArun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) February 16, 2019The two main items imported from Pakistan are fruits and cement, on which the current customs duty is 30-50 per cent and 7.5 per cent, respectively.Slapping an import duty of 200 per cent effectively means almost banning the imports from Pakistan, official sources said.India on Friday revoked the MFN status to Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. The country invoked a security exception clause of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to withdraw this status. Both the countries are member of this organisation.India can also restrict trade of certain goods and impose port-related restrictions on Pakistani goods.Items which Pakistan exports to India include fresh fruits, cement, petroleum products, bulk minerals and ores, finished leather, processed minerals, inorganic chemicals, cotton raw, spices, wool, rubber product, alcoholic beverages, medical instruments, marine goods, plastic, dyes and sport goods.advertisementIndia granted the MFN status to Pakistan way back in 1996, but the neighbouring country had not reciprocated.Under the MFN pact, a WTO member country is obliged to treat the other trading nation in a non-discriminatory manner, especially with regard to customs duty and other levies.In 2012, Pakistan had committed to giving the MFN status to India but retracted later due to domestic opposition. Instead of MFN, Pakistan said it was working on granting Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) status to India but that also was not announced.Total India-Pakistan trade has increased marginally to $2.41 billion in 2017-18 as against $2.27 billion in 2016-17. India imported goods worth $488.5 million in 2017-18 and exported goods worth $1.92 billion.During April-October 2018-19, India’s exports to Pakistan stood at $1.18 billion, while imports were $338.66 billion.India mainly exports raw cotton, cotton yarn, chemicals, plastics, manmade yarn and dyes to Pakistan.At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kgs of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.Also Read | Unfair to blame Islamabad for everything, Pak minister tells India TodayAlso Read | Pulwama attack: Indian envoy briefs top officials on PakistanAlso Watch | Pulwama attack: Modi government vows revengeAlso Read | No place for Imran Khan portrait at Cricket Club of India after Pulwama terror attackGet 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Pulwama attacklast_img read more

From SRK’s Wankhede ban to spot fixing fiasco: 5 IPL controversies that rocked the league

first_imgFrom SRK’s Wankhede ban to spot fixing fiasco: 5 IPL controversies that rocked the leagueThe Indian Premier League has been rocked by controversies every season since it started in 2008. From SRK’s Wankhede ban to the spot fixing controversy, here are five IPL controversies that rocked the league from 2012 to 2015.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 19:25 IST Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli and Preity Zinta were part of shocking IPL controversies that rocked the league from 2012 to 2015. (Photos from PTI, AP, Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSShah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years in 2012S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi Police for the spot fixing fiasco in 2013Things turned ugly between Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia when they got into a fight in 2014 at the Wankhede stadiumThe Indian Premier League (IPL) is the perfect mix of cricket and entertainment. While fans get to witness their favourite stars in action, the league also provides the ultimate platform for youngsters to impress the national selectors. These apart, there has been one more constant with the cash-rich league — its controversies.Be it the “Slap Gate” in the opening season or “Spot-fixing fiasco” in 2013, there has not been a year which has not been marred by controversies, since its inception.Also Read | From Slap Gate to Lalit Modi sacking: 4 IPL controversies that shocked fansIn this part, IANS takes a look at the major episodes that have rocked the league from 2012 to 2015:1. 2012: SRK gets banned from Wankhede Shah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years (Photo: PTI)Involved in an altercation with the security guards at the Wankhede Stadium after a game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years and denied entry into the stadium.While officials said that SRK had abused some of the guards and officials, the superstar had refuted saying he had only tried to protect his family who had gone to watch the game.2. 2012: Luke Pomersbach arrested over molestation charge A US woman filed a case of molestation against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach (Photo: PTI)The Australian player was arrested after a US woman filed a case of molestation against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player. He was suspended pending enquiry by the franchise.advertisementBut the woman who had also blamed him of beating up her fiance, withdrew the case and the player was let off.3. 2013: Spot-fixing fiasco rocks league S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi Police for the spot fixing fiasco (Photo: PTI)This year will always be remembered for the arrest of S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for their involvement in fixing matches.CSK team principle Gurunath Meiyappan was also suspected of being involved in betting and former BCCI president had to step aside for his son-in-law’s (Meiyappan) role in the whole fiasco.The face of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) changed forever with this as the Mudgal panel did the initial investigation and handed over its report to the Supreme Court.The apex court then appointed the Lodha panel to look into the situation and propose necessary changes. Six years on, the BCCI is still looking to emerge from what has been the darkest phase in its history.4. 2014: Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia fight Things turned ugly between Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia when they got into a fight in 2014 at the Wankhede stadium (Photo: Reuters)The news of their official split had come in 2013 when the actress said that they were just friends and partners in the Kings XI Punjab team.But things went from cordial to ugly in 2014 when during a game at the Wankhede Stadium Wadia allegedly threatened her with dire consequences and also abused her in front of others.Preity filed a complaint as soon as the IPL got over that season. Wadia though had claimed that the allegation were baseless.5. 2015: Kohli breaks BCCI guideline Virat Kohli was let off with a verbal warning for speaking to future wife Anushka Sharma while a match was on (Photo: AP)It was a game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru when a rain break saw Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh engaging in a conversation with Kohli’s future wife actress Anushka Sharma as the latter had come to watch the game.As per the anti-corruption rules of the Indian cricket board, players aren’t allowed to speak to outsiders during a game. He was let off with a verbal warning.Also Read | Mankading controversy erupts in IPL: Is it fair to call R Ashwin a cheat?Also Read | IPL no-ball controversy: Cricketing fraternity slams umpiring blooperAlso Read | IPL 2019: England cricket stars slam R Ashwin after he Mankads Jos ButtlerAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Spot fixingFollow Preity ZintaFollow Virat KohliFollow IPL controverisesFollow Indian Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Former NDMC chairman asks Sisodia to compare Delhi-run and NDMC-run govt schools

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 14:41 IST Former NDMC chairman Umesh Seghal has asked Manish Sisodia to do a comparison between Delhi government-run schools and schools run by the New Delhi Municipal CouncilFormer NDMC chairman Umesh Sehgal has asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to compare the Delhi government-run schools, and the schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council, which comes under the Centre.His reaction came after Sisodia challenged BJP working president JP Nadda to compare the top 10 government schools in the BJP-ruled states, with the ones under the AAP government and then debate after Nadda had claimed that the AAP in Delhi had become a laughing shock.What Umesh Sehgal wrote in his letter “I read with interest your challenge to compare the best 10 government schools with the best in any of the other states. Please note that for comparison purposes you do not have to go anywhere else, please compare your schools with those run by the NDMC! Even your best 10 with their worst 10,” wrote Umesh Sehgal.”This will not just be an idle boast but may prove a wake-up call for you and maybe enable you to take effective steps to improve your own schools even further,” he wrote.”Training teachers abroad may seem an attractive idea but it is uselessly expensive. Recruiting better teachers and arranging both off the job and on the job training here may be a better idea,” the letter said.” Please give up your uselessly expensive ‘cameras in classrooms’ scheme, the government cannot be seen spying on its teachers and students. Also, do not build classrooms in vacant land or open mobile clinics and so on, this land be used to develop sports and recreational activities in the school,” Sehgal added.advertisementManish Sisodia’s tweet:I challenge @JPNadda & @VijayGoelBJP to choose top 10 govt schools of BJP education model from any BJP state. I’ll choose top 10 govt schools of Kejriwal education model. I’ll visit your schools, you can visit ours. Let’s then debate- what’s laughing stock and what makes one cryManish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 30, 2019What was the debate about?Addressing BJP Delhi leaders on Saturday on the second day of the state working committee’s meeting, Nadda asked them to work together for the Delhi assembly elections due early next year. Referring to the 2015 Assembly election results, where the Aam Aadmi Party had won 67 of the 70 seats, Nadda claimed the people of Delhi were now realising what the leaders had actually done.”They (AAP) have become the laughing stock. Delhi, being the national capital, needs leadership which has a serious vision for the city,” he said.Nadda claimed the people were not happy with the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. “I am fully confident that we will succeed in Delhi,” the BJP working president said.Reacting sharply to Nadda’s words, the Delhi deputy minister said, “By calling the choice made by the people of Delhi a subject of ridicule. I want to remind him about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his maiden speech in the new Lok Sabha. He said that when some people make fun of the elected government, they are making fun of the people of the country. Perhaps Nadda-Ji’s views differ from the prime minister’s.”Read: Govt. taking steps to promote regional languages in higher education: HRD Minister Ramesh PokhriyalRead: Lok Sabha passes Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre Bill 2019: Colleges, universities to be considered single unitRead: Arts integrated pedagogy can strengthen academic learningGet 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 byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Government schoolsFollow Umesh SehgalFollow Manish SisodiaFollow BJPFollow AAP Former NDMC chairman asks Sisodia to compare Delhi-run and NDMC-run govt schoolsFormer NDMC chairman Umesh Seghal has asked Manish Sisodia to do a comparison between Delhi government-run schools and schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council.advertisementlast_img read more

More than 5,000 children abandon education in mica mine of Jharkhand, Bihar, to work as laborers

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 13:11 IST More than 5000 children of 6 to 14 years of age have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar ( Image courtesy- Reuters)Over 5,000 children in the age group of 6 to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey.More than 22,000 children are employed as child labors The survey was conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) after a report by Terre Des Hommes, an international development agency working in India, revealed last year that more than 22,000 children are employed as child labourers in the mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar.In its survey, the NCPCR said it has observed that a section of children in the mica mining areas are deprived of opportunities and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income.The survey was conducted in the districts of Koderma and Giridih in Jharkhand and Nawada district in Bihar.”As per the survey, there are 4,545 children in the age group of six to 14 years in the area of Jharkhand reported as not attending school,” the NCPCR said.The survey on ‘education & well-being of children in mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar’ found that 649 children in the same age group were reported as not attending school in Nawada district of Bihar.The reasons for not attending school included lack of aspiration, lack of interest and also cases of collecting mica scraps, according to the survey.It also found that children in the age group of six to 14 years in 45 habitations of Koderma, 40 habitations of Giridih and 15 habitations of Nawada go for mica scraps collection.advertisementSelling mica scraps is the main means of livelihood for many familiesOfficials say selling mica scraps is the main means of livelihood for many families in these areas.”Several families do not see the benefit of sending their children to schools and instead prefer them working in collecting and selling mica scraps,” an official said.India is one of the world’s largest producers of mica, with Jharkhand and Bihar being the main mica producing states in the country. Mica is used in various sectors, including buildings and electronics, and even in cosmetics and paint production.The commission said the supply chain of the mica mining and industry should be made free of child labour.No child to be engaged in any part of the mica mining process and collecting scraps- NCPCR”No child to be engaged in any part of the mica mining process and collecting scraps. NGOs/development agencies should work with the local and district administration as well as with the industries to chalk out a strategy to make the supply chain of mica mining free of child labour,” the NCPCR said.The commission recommended strict action against buyers of mica scraps from children and said a special drive to abolish child labour in the mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar should be carried out by the administration.”Strict actions may be taken against the buyers who buy mica scraps from the children,” it said.The NCPCR also flagged the issue of malnourishment among children in these areas.”In case of Giridih and Koderma, the undernutrition cases reported in 14 per cent and 19 per cent of the habitations and villages, respectively in the survey area. In case of Nawada, 69 percent habitations have reported that some children are undernourished,” it said.Read: Bihar schools have the worst student-teacher ratio at 38, followed by Delhi at 35: HRDRead: PUBG makes its official debut in IIT Roorkee annual sports festivalRead:9000 schools shut down due to attacks on schools and violence in West, Central AfricaGet 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 byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Child laborFollow biharFollow JharkhandFollow mica mining Next More than 5,000 children abandon education in mica mine of Jharkhand, Bihar, to work as laborersMore than 5000 children of 6 to 14 years of age have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for India

first_img commentary view more view less graphs Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for IndiaVirat Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most successful captain for India in Test cricket as the visitors thrashed West Indies by 257 runs to complete a series whitewash in Jamaica. scorecard India Today Web Desk JamaicaSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 04:08 IST Virat Kohli took over as India captain in 2014. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli became the most successful captain for India in Test cricket.India (416 & 168/4d) beat West Indies (117 & 210) by 257 runs to sweep series 2-0India top the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points from 2 matchesIndia beat the Windies by 257 runs on Day 4 to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. It was India’s first clean-sweep in a Test series in the Caribbean.The victory saw Virat Kohli surpass MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins, to become the most successful captain for India in Test cricket.With 28 wins, Virat Kohli ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most victories after 48 Tests behind Steve Waugh (36) and Ricky Ponting (33). Next up in Kohli’s sights will be Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting who have 53 and 48 wins respectively.Virat Kohli now has more Test wins (28) than any other Indian captain #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/AQKUD1c9HT ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2019The win in Jamaica Test was also Kohli’s eighth triumph as India’s Test captain outside Asia. Meanwhile, Kohli’s biggest overseas Test series win as the captain came when he ended India’s 71-year-long wait for a Test series triumph in Australia in 2019.India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportAfter Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014, Kohli took over. He has since led India to victories over Australia, England and New Zealand at home and 2-1 and 4-1 losses in South Africa and England respectively.Dhoni had a win percentage of 45 as captain, after winning 27 matches, losing 18 and drawing 15. On the other hand, Kohli’s win percentage is 55.31 — the best among all other Indian captains in the format. In the 48 Tests under Virat Kohli, India have registered 28 wins, lost 10 games and drawn another 10.advertisementSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 draws. Dada had a win percentage of 42.85.Kohli had also surpassed Sourav Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain in the first Test of the series. Kohli now has 13 away wins as captain in 26 matches, while Ganguly had 11 wins in 28 games.Chasing a near-impossible target of 468, West Indies batting once again failed to show stomach for a good fight as they caved in for 210 in 59.5 overs, well inside the fourth day.The bowling quartet of Ishant Sharma (2/37 in 12 overs), Mohammed Shami (3/65 in 16 overs), Jasprit Bumrah (1/31 in 11 overs) and lone spinner Ravindra Jadeja (3/58 in 16.5 overs) were relentless in their pursuit of maintaining a tight leash on the home team batsmen.The win took India’s points tally to 120 after two games and they lead the nine-team table even though Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa are yet to begin their bilateral campaign as a part of the championship.Also Read | India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India VS West Indies advertisement No data available! Nextlast_img read more

Neesham, McMillan mock ICC after it scraps boundary count rule in World Cup semis and final

first_img Next Neesham, McMillan mock ICC after it scraps boundary count rule in World Cup semis and finalFormer New Zealand all-rounder Craig McMillan and current player James Neesham were not impressed with ICC’s decision to change the boundary count rule for World Cups on Monday.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 10:56 IST ICC received a lot of flak after the 2019 World Cup final was decided on the boundary count rule (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were declared winners of 2019 World Cup on boundary count after the match and Super Over were tiedICC has now decided that In World Cup semis and finals, the Super Over will be repeated till there is a clear winnerIn group stages of the WC, if the Super Over is tied the match will be tiedNew Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has poked fun at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after they scrapped the controversial boundary rule which saw the Black Caps lose the 2019 World Cup title to England.”Next on the agenda: Better binoculars for the ice spotters on the Titanic,” Neesham wrote on Twitter on Tuesday with a link to a story about the rule change.In the July 14 World Cup final, England managed to tie the target of 242 that was set for them by New Zealand. The Super Over also ended in a tie but England’s tally of 22 boundaries against New Zealand’s 17 throughout the match helped the hosts win the title for the first time in its history.However, on Monday, the ICC scrapped the contentious boundary rule and stated that it will not be used in future ICC events.”In group stages, if the Super Over is tied, the match will be tied. In Semi Finals and Finals, there is one change to the Super Over regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other,” said an ICC media release.Like Neesham, former New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan was also irked with ICC’s decision. “Bit late ICC,” McMillan tweeted, before drawing attention to another controversial moment when England scored a bonus four runs via the bat of Ben Stokes as he dived to beat a Martin Guptill throw at the stumps.advertisementBit late @ICC https://t.co/cT6PS1oMw3Craig McMillan (@cmacca10) October 14, 2019″How about fixing the other rule issue ICC…… a dead ball once the ball has hit/deflected from a batsman??”How about fixing the other rule issue @ICC……a dead ball once the ball has hit/deflected from a batsman??Craig McMillan (@cmacca10) October 14, 2019England were awarded six runs for the overthrow, which ultimately saw England win their maiden World Cup at the Lord’s.Former international umpire Simon Taufel had said that the umpires made a mistake while awarding six runs to England, instead of five.Kumar Dharmasena, who was targeted for his controversial overthrow call, had accepted his mistake, but said he didn’t regret the decision. ICC had also backed the Sri Lankan umpire over the issue.Also Read | World Cup semis and finals not to be decided by boundary count, rules ICCFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow James NeeshamFollow Craig McMillanFollow ICCFollow 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

Troubadour Goods makes bags like you’ve never seen before

first_img The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Repurpose Your Baseball Glove Into a Wallet With the Pastime Custom Program The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Troubadour Goods, a small artisinal leather goods brand from London, was founded out of a desire to craft the perfect bag. For co-founders Samuel Bail and Abel Samet, this meant a bag that could transition seamlessly between a myriad of different situations with both function and style. After developing a line of gorgeous leather products that seemed to fit this bill, Bail and Samet decided to experiment with fabric, resulting in the brand’s latest offering, The Troubadour Fabric + Leather collection.For both Bail and Samet, bringing fabric into their line of leather goods felt like a natural next step in their mission to develop bags to satisfy every aspect of a man’s life.“The F+L collection fulfills a desire to create bags that are lighter than ones we’ve ever made before,” explains Bail. “The texture of the premium fabrics and the size of the fabrics used allows us to make designs that would not otherwise be possible with leather.”These designs borrow from the clean lines and sleekness of the leather collection while capitalizing on the lightness and flexibility of fabric to make the products look and feel less severe.  To put this vision into practice, Bail and Samet collaborate with a small group of artisans in Italy who handcraft each and every bag.“We work with family-run Italian tanneries where the artisans’ knowledge is passed from one generation to the next,” states Samet. “The result is soft, smooth, durable leather that looks and feels better with age.”Related: America’s oldest leather-making company makes bags that’ll last a lifetimeStandouts from the collection include the Fabric + Leather Weekender (pictured above in khaki canvas and brown leather, $987) and the Fabric + Leather Briefcase (pictured above in navy canvas and black leather, $632). Both bags are smooth to the touch but structured to maintain their shape without being too heavy or rigid. The fine-quality leather lends the products their stylish aesthetic while the rivet-reinforced straps, easy-access pockets and padded shoulder straps lend them their durability and comfort.“These are products that can go from the boardroom, to a bar, to the gym and to a casual weekend away,” concludes Bail. “Ultimately, the end-goal with both the Weekender and the Briefcase is to achieve the perfect harmony between style and function.”Check out the full Fabric + Leather Collection, here. 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairslast_img read more

Spanish teacher, husband, father and now candle maker, James Campbell

first_img The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Today we speak to James Campbell of retailer and candle maker, We Took To The Woods.Born and raised in Normal, Illinois, my parents afforded my two brothers and me so many unique opportunities growing up.  From taking long, cross-country trips to learning a musical instrument to enjoying many different sports our experiences with the world were always growing and expanding.  I never got too serious about any one thing until realizing how serious I thought about language.  Now, I spend most of my year teaching high school Spanish – something that is challenging and something that I love doing.  My wife, Mary, and I live in Greenville, South Carolina where we are raising our now six-year-old son.A few years ago (well, in 2011) my wife and her family, along with a family friend, opened a retail store in Greenville called We Took To The Woods.  This seemed like a cool experiment to everyone at first – a pop-up shop that we would sell some items out of for a few months – but it has been open ever since.  During the second year we decided to start pouring candles for our store.  This was done out of a friend’s kitchen for a season until we started getting orders from other stores.We love to work with different scents and come up with interesting names like Gumboots for Winter, Meet Me in the Meadow, Good Day Colonel, Shut the Blinds, etc.  We like to think that our candles stir memories. Scent is powerful in that way.  We hand-pour, hand-label, and hand-package all of our candles in Greenville.  We do this ourselves because we really want it to be done with a specific sensibility – a sensibility that our homes, our store, and our candles are all aligned with. As for my personal style:Jeans:  Imogene & Willie, Barton Slim or RRLsShirts:  We Took To The Woods new line of shirtsPants:  Save KhakiSuits:  Ralph LaurenShoes:  Right now, a lot of Spanish espadrillesAccessories:  Jack Walker sterling and leather braceletOuterwear:  Vintage Army JacketFavorite Cologne:  No cologne, just a great bar of soap from and some beard oilYour favorite App: Can I list my favorite books instead?  Papillon (Charriere), Island of the World (O’Brien), For Whom the Bell Tolls (Hemingway)Favorite piece of technology:  a Moleskine journal and waxed canvas pipe rollNext tech purchase: A Faber-Castell Pen The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region last_img read more

From Writing Songs at 14 to Touring with Willie Nelson, Steve Moakler is Living the Dream

first_img What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable We caught up with country music singer Steve Moakler recently and he gave us the run down on his career and personal style:I grew up in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, about 25 minutes south of Pittsburgh. I started writing songs when I was 14 and moved to Nashville after I graduated high school to pursue a career in music. I started releasing music independently and touring when I was 19 and have slowly been building an audience. I actually started solo in my car, then toured in a pickup truck with a buddy, then a van, then a Winnebago camper with my wife, and now a Sprinter with my band. We just released my fourth album “Steel Town” and are currently opening for Willie Nelson and headlining our own shows across the country on Sirius XM’s Highway Finds Tour. On a personal note: I love Jesus, my wife Gracie, Bruce Springsteen, the great outdoors, The Pittsburgh Steelers, Italian food, and ice cold Yuengling.As for my personal style:Jeans: Levi’s 511’sShirts: Thread-Co raw crew neck T (my wife’s clothing company, handmade in Nashville)Pants: Couldn’t tell ya… Nike sweat pants though.Suits: Birthday.Shoes: Caterpillar Haverhill boots Accessories: Siddle’s Saloon trucker hat, antique silver bracelet (from a flea market in Austin, TX),
 Dove pendant necklace,  Ray Ban Clubmaster Shades , Levi’s Camel TruckerFavorite cologne: Don’t wear any… Old Spice deodorant.
Favorite app: Spotify
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