Month: October 2019

10 months agoREVEALED: Cesc doesn’t want to leave Chelsea until he reaches landmark

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Cesc doesn’t want to leave Chelsea until he reaches landmarkby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCesc Fabregas doesn’t want to leave Chelsea until he plays his 500th English game.The Irish Independent says the Spanish midfielder missed the victory over Crystal Palace with a neck injury, but could return to the squad for tomorrow night’s game against Southampton.He has made a combined 499 appearances for Chelsea and Arsenal, and one more would see him reach his target ahead of his expected departure.Having moved to Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Fabregas has spent over 12 years in English football and has been one of the best ever Premier League players.He is second only to Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in the all-time assists chart, despite having spent three years in Spain at Barcelona, and has won every English domestic trophy including two league titles with Chelsea. last_img read more


October 28, 2019 0

a month ago​FA hit Birmingham with fine after Aston Villa skipper Grealish attacked

first_imgTagsEnglish ChampionshipPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​FA hit Birmingham with fine after Aston Villa skipper Grealish attackedby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBirmingham City have been fined £42,500 after a Blues fan attacked Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish last season, reports BBC Sport,Paul Mitchell ran onto the pitch and hit Grealish from behind during March’s Championship derby between the sides.Mitchell was jailed for 14 weeks on 11 March.An independent regulatory commission has also warned Blues about its future conduct, having been found to fail to ensure the supporter conducted himself in an orderly fashion. last_img read more


October 28, 2019 0

5Dimes Releases Pac-12 Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgPac-12 logo.Twitter/@pac12We’re months away from the start of the Pac-12 football season, but it is not too early to start getting your wagers in order for the 2015 season. Sportsbook 5Dimes has released its moneyline odds for each Pac-12 team for the upcoming season. As you’d expect, Oregon is a pretty heavy favorite to capture the crown at +200, with UCLA and USC tied with the second best odds at +450. Conference basement-dweller Colorado brings up the rear at +6000. The super-confident Buffs fans can take home a pretty pay day if they think their team can do the unthinkable this fall.Here are the full odds, via 5Dimes.pac12oddslast_img read more


October 27, 2019 0

‘For Ajax, this is the best moment to face Real Madrid’

first_imgAjax could not be facing Real Madrid at a better time when they meeting the Champions League last-16 next February, according to former playmaker Wesley Sneijder.Erik ten Hag’s side posses some of the most revered young players in Europe and are enjoying a revival after four successive runners-up finishes in the Eredivisie.Though they trail leaders PSV Eindhoven by two points they have won their last 11 league games and twice held Bayern Munich in their Champions League group. 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? Paired with defending champions Real in the first knock-out round of Europe’s premier club competition, the Dutch side are naturally the underdogs but Sneijder is hopeful of an upset.”For Ajax, this is the best moment to take on Real Madrid,” the ex-Netherlands international, who is currently playing for Qatar side Al Gharafa, told Marca.”I don’t see Real Madrid as being as strong as in previous years. That’s obvious.”Ajax are a very young team, but nobody should be mistaken about them as they have a lot of quality and play very well, especially at home in Amsterdam.”It’ll be a difficult tie for Real Madrid.”Los Blancos have endured a contrasting campaign, replacing Julen Lopetegui with Santiago Solari after a poor start to the season.Solari guided Real to the Fifa Club World Cup earlier this month but there remain questions over his long-term future.Ajax’s last progressed beyond the round-of-16 in the 1995-96, when they beat Real en route to the final – where they lost to Juventus on penalties.Sneijder, who played in Amsterdam between 2002 and 2007 before moving to the Spanish capital for two seasons, says the two-legged tie will be a decent barometer of progress made by his boyhood club.”Real Madrid are still the favourites despite everything,” he added.”But look! If Ajax can achieve a good result in the first leg then Real Madrid could have problems, and we’ve seen that recently when they face teams that keep the ball.”This is a good matchup to check the quality of this Ajax side, one that is very exciting, as they go up against the three-in-a-row Champions League winners.”Real Madrid are different in Europe, but Ajax have a chance to move on to the next round.””They believe that Ajax are the same as the last few times they visited Madrid. But they’re nothing like those teams.”Plus, the average Real Madrid fan doesn’t follow Dutch football and doesn’t know about Ajax.”I do know about them, though, and they have a line-up with a lot of quality.”last_img read more


October 27, 2019 0

Arsenal confirm Ozil & Kolasinac out after ‘security incidents’

first_imgArsenal have announced Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad that opens the Premier League season against Newcastle, following “further security incidents” which the club says are being investigated by police.The pair were the victims of an attempted car-jacking in late July, after returning to London following the club’s tour of the United States. The statement from the club says: “Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police. 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? “The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.”We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”Arsenal have declined to comment further on the situation. Sources tell Goal both Ozil and Kolasinac are safe and unharmed but they have been targeted more than once, in separate incidents over the past couple of days.The Met Police also released a statement saying: “The MPS are in contact with Arsenal FC and will investigate any offences reported appropriately.”Ozil and Kolasinac were first attacked July 25 by masked assailants allegedly armed with knives, with both players escaping the incident unharmed.Video on social media surfaced following the incident of Kolasinac appearing to try to fight some of the attackers.Ozil took refuge in a nearby Turkish resturaunt called Likya, and the assailants fled the scene empty-handed after restaurant staff came to the pair’s aid.Police confirmed the incident at the time but did not make any arrests in the case, and were continuing enquiries into the matter. Following the incident, Ozil thanked fans for their support while Kolasinac took to social media to claim they were fine, though Arsenal manager Unai Emery held them duo out of his side’s next pre-season friendly.Both had featured since for the Gunners in the run-up to the 2018-19 Premier League season, which gets underway on Sunday against Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Arsenal follow up with their first home game of the season the following week against Burnley, and then face top-six rivals Liverpool and Tottenham in their next two matches. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

2 Big Ten Schools Emerge As Destinations For 5-Star QB Transfer

first_imgHunter Johnson celebrates a big play against Wake Forest.Clemson’s quarterback depth took a hit today. According to multiple reports, five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson is set to transfer out of the program.Johnson, the No. 2 quarterback in the 2017 class, has three years of eligibility remaining. He’ll likely have to sit out the 2018 season and then will be eligible to play in 2019.The former top recruit is a Midwest native. He was the top recruit in the state of Indiana coming out of high school.Johnson could end up back in the Midwest, according to a report by 247Sports.Two Big Ten schools have reportedly emerged as potential destinations for the top QB transfer.From the report:Expect Johnson, an Indiana native, to look at Purdue and Northwestern for his next stop, sources tell 247Sports. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will have to sit out next season and will be eligible starting in 2019. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns to the field that year.Johnson ranked as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style passer and 30th overall player in the 247Sports Composite. An Army All-American, Johnson committed to the Tigers in Dec. of 2015 and stuck out his commitment all the way through before enrolling early.Johnson would be a huge addition to Purdue or Northwestern’s program. It’s unclear what kind of timeline he’ll operate on when making a decision.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Ohio State Heisman Winner Weighs In On Urban Meyer Decision

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Ohio State legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George doesn’t want his alma mater to go lightly on Urban Meyer if the head coach is guilty of mishandling allegations of domestic abuse by former assistant coach Zach Smith.George spoke with TMZ Sports this week about the investigation into Meyer. The ordeal is getting close to a resolution and one could come as soon as Wednesday.George told TMZ that Meyer’s punishment must be “severe” if he did in fact cover-up allegations of domestic violence against Smith.“It’s a very sensitive topic. Domestic violence is unacceptable at any level,“ George said, via 247Sports. “Any type of cover-up that may or may not have happened if it is indeed that, the punishment needs to be handed down and severe. There’s no way that someone should cover-up anything of that magnitude. It matters they do their due diligence, which I think they’re doing thoroughly. I think it’ll be the right decision. We have to allow that process to unfold and see where it lands.“To see exactly what happened, who knew what and whatever. This really hinges upon the police report that comes out and what they say. You have to allow it to go through its process and trust that they’re going to make the right decision. I believe this could be, potentially, the best team we’ve seen at Ohio State given the depth and talent. We have tremendous tight ends, receivers, great backfield.”You can watch George’s full comments below:Today, Ohio State announced that the school’s Board of Trustees is being briefed of the investigation committee’s findings today. The board will then meet on Wednesday morning, and an announcement could come soon after.Meyer has been on administrative leave since early August.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Nick Bosa Tweeted A Heartfelt Message For His Ohio State Teammates

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Nick Bosa will miss Ohio State’s big game at Penn State tonight, as the Buckeyes’ star defensive lineman is still recovering from an injury suffered against TCU that required surgery.Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is likely to miss several weeks moving forward.Urban Meyer has said that the star defensive lineman is recovering well from his injury, but there’s still a ways to go. Bosa’s parents have said that he’ll likely be out until November.From ESPN.com:The player’s mother, Cheryl Bosa, told ESPN that her son will rehab the injury in Philadelphia until Friday, then return in November, at which point he will be re-evaluated. But she said he was hoping to return to action this season.“He’d love to [play again this year],” she said. “It’s a day at a time right now. He’s a beast. I go to [physical therapy] with him every day and he’s doing what he’s supposed to do.”Bosa wishes more than anything that he could be out on the field against Penn State tonight.He tweeted the following message for his Buckeyes teammates before kickoff:“I wish more than anything that I could be out there with my brothers tomorrow,” he wrote.I wish more than anything that I could be out there with my brothers tomorrow @youngchase907 @roblanders96 @TheOfficial_80 @JonathonCooper7 @JayRock_9 @R2X_Rushmen1 pic.twitter.com/wVdOP96dj8— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) September 28, 2018Ohio State will certainly miss him. The Buckeyes still have a ton of talent on the defensive line, but nobody quite matches up to Bosa.OSU and Penn State are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Insider Has New Update On Troubling Urban Meyer, Ohio State Report

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Football Scoop had a troubling report about Urban Meyer and the state of the Ohio State football program earlier today in the wake of the Buckeyes’ blowout loss to Purdue on Saturday night.The report states that there is “friction” between Meyer, the football program and the athletic department.From the report:The past few weeks industry sources have mentioned to FootballScoop issues at Ohio State between the football staff and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself. Multiple times, the term “friction” has been used to describe issues between Urban Meyer and Gene Smith (and their respective key lieutenants). Within the football program itself, it has been said there is a tension that hasn’t been present in previous years.Purdue’s beat down of the Buckeyes brought considerable additional attention on the program and has many talking about the issues within the program.Football Scoop has an update on the report.“It’s worse than you wrote,” one source texted them.Another industry source text me this afternoon, “It’s worse than you wrote.”On the #Friction at Ohio State https://t.co/QmhJD2bLNm— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 22, 2018Yikes.Ohio State fell to 7-1 with the loss to Purdue. The Buckeyes remain in College Football Playoff contention, though the Buckeyes would likely have to win out to make it.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Penn State Special Teams Coordinator Phil Galiano Leaving For NFL

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Penn State Nittany Lions are losing a top assistant to the NFL. According to a report from Lions 247, 247Sports’ Penn State site, special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach Phil Galiano is leaving to pursue and opportunity in the NFL.Galiano spent the 2017 college football season as a defensive analyst for the Nittany Lions before his promotion to special teams coordinator in 2018. He heads back to the NFL, where he was an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13 and Miami Dolphins in 2016.Head coach James Franklin confirmed the report. He released a statement following the move.“We are excited for Phil and his family. This is a tremendous opportunity for Phil to return to the NFL. We are very appreciative of Phil and everything he has done for our program over the last two years. We wish him nothing but success moving forward.”The move could be a blessing in disguise for the Nittany Lions, who’s special teams unit suffered a significant drop off under Galiano. After former special teams coordinator Charles Huff left for Mississippi State with Joe Moorhead, Penn State dropped to No. 77 in the nation in Bill Connelly’s special teams rankings – just two years after holding a No. 11 rank.Execution has been lacking for the Nittany Lions and this gives the team a chance to change that.[Lions 247]last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

ESPN Predicts Winner Of 9 College Football Rivalry Games

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is officially less than three weeks away from getting started, as Miami-Florida will kick things off on Saturday, Aug. 24.ESPN’s computer has already made some picks for this season.The Football Power Index has made projections for every game.Here are the picks for college football’s rivalry games.Notre Dame vs. USCWinner: Notre Dame A closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a visor.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Florida vs. Florida StateWinner: Florida Florida head coach Dan Mullen runs onto the field.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Nebraska vs. IowaWinner: Nebraska Scott Forst ahead of his team's game against Purdue.(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Oklahoma vs. TexasWinner: Oklahoma former alabama quarterback jalen hurts(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Michigan vs. Michigan StateWinner: Michigan Jim Harbaugh during pregame before Michigan's game.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Alabama vs. LSUWinner: Alabama A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State vs. Penn StateWinner: Ohio State Ohio State coach Ryan Day looking over his notes during a football game.(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Auburn vs. AlabamaWinner: Alabama A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Michigan vs. Ohio StateWinner: Michigan A closeup of Michigan QB Shea Patterson throwing a pass.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)***The 2019 college football season can’t get here fast enough.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Virat Kohli charms fans with autographs after India win 2nd ODI vs New Zealand

first_imgVirat Kohli charms fans with autographs after India win 2nd ODI vs New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: India captain Virat Kohli was seen signing autographs for some fans after India thrashed New Zealand by 90 runs in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 20:51 IST Virat Kohli’s India have been in dominant form so far in 2019 (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli signs autographs for some fans at Mount MaunganuiIndia thrashed New Zealand by 90 runs in the second ODI to take a 2-0 lead in the 5-match seriesThe third ODI will also be played in Mount Maunganui next weekIndia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Brief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42). FULL SCORECARDIndia captain Virat Kohli never misses an opportunity to appreciate the support he receives from his fans. Kohli his often seen taking selfies with Indian fans and signing autographs for them.On Saturday, Virat Kohli charmed a section of the Indian cricket team fans by signing autographs as India registered a comfortable 90-run win over New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Saturday. It was India’s biggest victory in terms of runs against New Zealand in New Zealand.”That moment when you get your tee shirt autographed by #KingKohli himself #TeamIndia,” BCCI posted on Instagram.Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan smashed half-centuries and Kuldeep Yadav took his second successive four-wicket haul. The victory helped India take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.India are enjoying a fine start to the World Cup year. After winning a bilateral ODI series in Australia for the first-ever time, the second-ranked side have had a solid start to what is being considered one of their biggest challenges ahead of the showpiece event – the ODI series in New Zealand.India had crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the first ODI in Napier and the visitors did well in the second ODI when they posted 324 for 4.advertisementAll of the top-six New Zealand batsmen got starts in pursuit of a target of 325. The hosts, however, were unable to really build any fruitful partnerships as India took wickets at times just when New Zealand appeared to be getting a slight edge in their chase.Kuldeep Yadav destroyed New Zealand’s middle order as he dismissed Tom Latham (34), Colin de Grandhomme (three) and Henry Nicholls (28) in quick succession to end any hopes of them leading a rear-guard recovery. Kuldeep finished with 4 for 45 from his 10 over. He was ably supported by Yuzvendra Chahal who got two crucial wickets.Also Read | It was a beautiful, beautiful time: Virat Kohli on his meeting with Roger FedererAlso Read | Until opposition learns to tackle Kuldeep, Chahal, they won’t succeed vs India: AzharuddinAlso Read | Fearless cricket paid off, says Virat Kohli after India destroy New ZealandAlso Read | Kane Williamson frustrated and gutted after New Zealand lose to India againFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat Kohlilast_img read more


October 25, 2019 0

World Cup 2019: The C-Word, you mean the Cup?- Jonty Rhodes

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: The C-Word, you mean the Cup? – Jonty RhodesSpeaking to India Today, former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes talked up the Proteas chances of lifting their first-ever World Cup trophy in the upcoming edition of the quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiMay 24, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 18:01 IST Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in 2019 World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa will bid to win their maiden World Cup title this yearFaf du Plessis will lead a relatively younger side in Englandbeing uncooked may only benefit South Africa: Jonty RhodesTwenty seven years after the infamous rain rule was their undoing in the 1992 World Cup semi final, South Africa is yet to taste World Cup success. Back then in Australia, the tournament which marked their return to World Cup cricket from apartheid, the Proteas won a lot of hearts with their valiant fight.In every subsequent World Cup campaign, South Africa, despite having quality squads all along, have capitulated under pressure. So often that sympathy has turned into slagging. Choking’ if you like. A South African would know!”By the C-Word, you mean the Cup? No, I know the other word,” joked Jonty Rhodes when India Today ribbed him.Coach Ottis Gibson ‘no comments’ policy over the choking question is unlikely to comfort the dressing room for good.Jonty has lived around the choking chorus in three World Cups from 1992 to 1999 where they fell short in knockouts. Over the years on four occasions in World Cup semi-finals, twice agonizingly in last over finishes in 1999 and 2015, South Africa failed to hold their nerves.The only comforting thing this time in England 2019 is, minus AB de Villiers, South Africa are not carrying the burden of being tournament favourites.”They have got quite a young side. The concern for me from the South African point of view is they don’t know their best eleven yet. There was a discussion if Hashim Amla should even be picked which is hard to believe. He is such a leading performer and frontrunner for such a long time,” Jonty told India Today.advertisementDespite the presence of experienced campaigners like 36-year-old Hashim Amla, 40-year-old Imran Tahir and captain Faf Du plessis, the rest of the squad is young and not everyone is in red hot form.On second thoughts, fielding sensation Jonty says, being uncooked may only benefit South Africa. “Maybe it’s not a bad thing that they don’t know their best side because if you think that everything is settled and under control, cricket usually turns around to bite you on the backside. They know they have to scrap and fight and pull together. That might just be the answer we have been looking for, for a long time,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: South Africa thrash Sri Lanka in warm-up matchAlso Read | What happened to India when England last hosted a World Cup 20 years ago?Also 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 South Africa cricket teamFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow Jonty RhodesFollow 2019 World Cuplast_img read more


October 25, 2019 0

IAS officer Kundan Kumar appointed private secretary to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

first_imgIAS officer Kundan Kumar appointed private secretary to Defence Minister Rajnath SinghKundan Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, will have a tenure up to Februray 3, 2020.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 19:45 IST IAS officer Kundan Kumar | Photo: TwitterIAS officer Kundan Kumar was on Thursday appointed Private Secretary to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, according to a Personnel Ministry order.Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, will have a tenure up to Februray 3, 2020, it said.Navneet Mohan Kothari will be Private Secretary to Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.Kothari is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.IAS officer Sachin Shinde has been appointed PS to Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju is also the Minister of State for Minority Affairs.Manoj Kumar Singh will be Private Secretary to Power, and New and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh. Manoj Kumar Singh is a 2009 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.IRS officer Raj Kumar Digvijay has been appointed PS to Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh.Also Read | Mumbai IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari pens down poem after controversial tweet on GandhiAlso Read | Ex-IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of J&K C Phunsog to become first VC of Ladakh UniversityAlso Watch | Watch: Shah Faesal’s emotional account post-Pulwama Kashmir panicFor 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 bySrijit Das Tags :Follow Private SecretaryFollow Rajnath Singhlast_img read more


October 25, 2019 0

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s stumping miss was a crucial moment we didn’t seize, says Jason Holder

first_img Indo-Asian News Service ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 10:35 IST Jason Holder lamented missed chances during the game against India (AP)HIGHLIGHTSIndia won against West Indies by 125 runsJason Holder believes the bowlers had done a good job for West IndiesWest Indies will face Sri Lanka next on July 1West Indies skipper Jason Holder was left utterly disappointed after a crushing 125-run defeat to India in their World Cup encounter in Manchester.On Thursday, West Indies bowlers came out with a reasonably good performance as they restricted the famed Indian batting line-up for 268/7 after Virat Kohli opted to bat at the Old Trafford.However, none of the Windies batters could stand against the formidable Indian bowling unit and were bundled out for mere 143. With the defeat, West Indies have been officially knocked out of the tournament with two matches remaining for them.”I thought the bowlers did a fantastic job on this surface. Just let ourselves down with the bat,” Holder said in a post-match interview.He also said that it was a great opportunity that they lost when wicketkeeper Shai Hope failed to stump MS Dhoni, who went on to score unbeaten 56 off 61 deliveries.When Dhoni was batting at eight, he charged down the track against Fabien Allen to go for the maximum but failed to connect. Hope couldn’t collect the ball and failed to stump out the 37-year-old despite him being yards down the track. He even missed a run-out opportunity as Dhoni stole a quick single in the process.”In hindsight, Dhoni’s (stumping) miss a crucial moment we didn’t seize. Let ourselves down significantly in this tournament. Missed a few chances in the field which cost us,” said Holder.Chasing 269 on a tricky pitch, Windies never found any momentum. Mohammed Shami removed Chris Gayle and Shai Hope inside the first seven overs and they never recovered from that early jolt and kept on losing wickets and eventually bundled out within 35 overs.advertisementHolder went on to say that they need to improve in all the three departments of the game, especially considering that ODIs is the weakest format for the Windies.”Batting was too inconsistent. I can’t fault the bowlers. We need to improve. This is probably our weakest format. Kemar Roach was outstanding today. Youngsters have chipped in here and there. Bowlers had a reasonable campaign. I can’t fault their efforts. Fielding, definitely has to improve. So does the batting,” said Holder.With just one win from seven games, West Indies are currently placed at the eighth spot. They will next play Sri Lanka on July 1 which will be followed by their last game in this World Cup against Afghanistan on July 4.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni or Sarfaraz Ahmed? ICC asks whose catch was betterAlso Read | West Indies crash to lowest World Cup 2019 powerplay scoreAlso 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Jason HolderFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow West Indies vs India World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s stumping miss was a crucial moment we didn’t seize, says Jason HolderAfter West Indies faced yet another defeat against the world’s number one ODI team India, the captain, Jason Holder was quite disappointed about the team’s form of batting which had become the deciding factor in the game.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


October 25, 2019 0

Maple’s CEO tells us about his favorite dish

first_img 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.Living without food delivery would be difficult, especially if you reside in a city where it’s integrated into daily life. But not all takeout is created equal. Everyone has their favorite pizza spot and knows the Chinese food that won’t be soggy on arrival. And then there are the companies that have made meal delivery their entire business, from Blue Apron for DIYers to Caviar for those who want takeout from higher-end restaurants. Our favorite newcomer is Maple, a meal delivery service that believes great, wholesome food shouldn’t be difficult to come by.Maple recruits NYC’s most talented chefs to design rotating daily menus that feature seasonal, high-quality ingredients and simple preparations. Some mainstay dishes like BBQ baked chicken sit alongside specials like curry spiced shrimp. There are always vegan and vegetarian options and they just added a sushi menu to the lineup. To learn more about Maple, we chatted with CEO Caleb Merkl to see what’s behind the kitchen door.First things first; why food delivery?Food delivery doesn’t work well right now. Most traditional restaurants aren’t built to send meals outside of their dining rooms, which means delivery experiences are highly inconsistent. Consumers tend to be met with an overwhelming number of choices, the food itself often shows up in a pretty sorry state, and to top it all off, customers pay hefty fees for the privilege of such an experience.Maple was built from a blank slate with the idea of making the delivery experience feel premium at every step of the process. We deliver balanced meals made from the highest quality ingredients, wrapped in a great experience and all at a price that a traditional restaurant can’t come close to.We love that you source quality, seasonal ingredients and cook wholesome food that’s healthier than traditional delivery. Can you talk about some of the farmers and purveyors you work with and why?One of Maple’s most compelling aspects is the quality of the ingredients we use in our dishes—on par or, in some cases, significantly better than what you’d find at your favorite neighborhood bistro, but at substantially more accessible prices. We have an incredible internal sourcing and purchasing team that invests an enormous amount of time and energy into finding and building strong relationships with the best purveyors. Happy Valley Meat Co. is a B-corp based in Brooklyn that works as a co-op for largely Amish farmers in Pennsylvania focused on humanely raising and butchering cattle. We use this farming co-op for many of our beef and lamb offerings. We work with Satur Farms on Long Island who grows custom green blends for us that are meant to be slightly heartier—they stand up better for salad delivery. We also work with local favorite Balthazar Bakery for much of our bread.Related: Mile End’s guide to New York & MontrealWhat do you look for when deciding to work with a new chef? Are there any coming up on the roster you’re really excited about?Our Executive Chef Soa Davies, Chief Culinary Officer David Chang and Maple’s Culinary Board have been instrumental in helping build the program by personally taking part and connecting us with chefs they admire. The Guest Chef program emphasizes culinary experimentation and an opportunity to pair the Maple platform with fresh perspectives from New York’s Culinary scene. We love it because we spend time with some of the best chefs in the city (tinkering with recipes no less) and our customers enjoy a fresh take on the Maple experience. And many guest chefs have loved the experience so much, they ask to come back. Maple is a platform for chefs to experiment with recipes outside their own restaurants and provides an opportunity to reach a very wide swath of Manhattan in a single gesture. We have some great collaborations coming up this fall but aren’t quite ready to share more details yet.Do you see Maple expanding to more New York boroughs or additional cities in the near future?Right now, we’re focused on serving as many hungry New Yorkers in Manhattan as possible. We’re excited to expand but will do so as fast as we can without sacrificing our product and experience. Either way, I’m confident people are going to see a lot more of Maple in 2016 and beyond.What’s your favorite dish currently on the Maple menu?We just launched sushi, which has really changed my life. I love sushi, but when it comes to ordering for delivery, I’ve always felt I had to choose between spending enormous amounts of money or sacrificing on quality. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting our offering, and it feels like a game-changer to be able to have rolls made with such high-quality ingredients at our price point. Beyond that, I love some of our “Standards” (menu items that don’t rotate) like our Thanksgiving Dinner. I’ve also been known to nurse a pint of “All Puffed Up” which is an exclusive ice cream flavor we developed in collaboration with Ample Hills Ice Cream in Brooklyn. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Nowlast_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

Everything You Wanted to Know About Wearing a Kilt

first_imgEditor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We hope the joy we experienced comes through in all our posts and missives from our adventure, which no doubt read better with a wee dram in hand.Spend ten days in Scotland and you learn a lot about kilts. First off, they are a helluva lot of fun to wear for a variety of reasons, including:The House of Edgar is synonymous with quality kilt-making the world over and we were surprised to learn that they produce at least 80 kilts per week. We met with Bill Wheelan from the Macnaughton team and asked some basic questions to help guide you in the right direction for when the time comes for you to add a kilt to your closet:First off, why was the kilt banned in the 18th century?In August 1747, following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 rebellion, the British Government banned the wearing of kilts. This was an attempt to suppress highland identity and came hand-in-hand with the banning of bagpipes which were seen as an instrument of war.During this ban, the only people who were legally permitted to wear kilts were military pipers – and they could only wear a kilt in their military tartan.“No man or boy within that part of Great Britain called Scotland, other than such as shall be employed as officers and soldiers in His Majesty’s Forces, shall… wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes” This ban remained in place until 1783.How much does a typical kilt cost?While you can have them made by a tailor, off the rack they run around $400-500, plus all accessories. We enjoy doing bespoke kilts for various companies around the world as well. They are great to mark a special occasion or anniversary.How much fabric does it take to make a kilt?To make a standard kilt you will need 7.4 meters, which is 8 yards.Where should a kilt sit on your waist?Two fingers above belly button.Originally, tartan colors came from the fauna of your region, so people knew where you were from by the colors you wore.Where should a kilt fall on the leg?Center of the knee.The question every American wants to know the answer to, what do you wear under a kilt?It is certainly a tradition that no under-garments are worn beneath the kilt but now-a-days it really is just a personal choice for the wearer rather than any strict dressing instruction!What is the difference between tartan and plaid?Tartan is registered, while plaid has no back story. Originally, tartan colors came from the fauna of your region, so people knew where you were from by the colors you wore.Who is buying kilts these days?Tartan is a steady rock. It’s the most recognized dress in the world. Kilts are really popular with the young kids, now both guys and girls. Apparently you can snag a lady easier!To buy a House of Edgar kilt stateside check them out here. Editors’ Recommendations An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Because it’s not just wearing a kilt, it’s wearing a sacred national costume!Wearing a kilt is not just buckling on a woolen pleated tartan item; it also includes donning a belt, a specially designed jacket, sporran (a pouch worn on a strap that sits right around the family jewels area-useful since kilts have no pockets), kilt socks, shoes, garter ties, and finally, a kilt pin. The whole outfit is called Highland Dress.When you wear one in Scotland nobody looks at you funny. Unless you are wearing it incorrectly. (Hint: the pleats go in the back)To learn more about all things kilt related, we visited the Macnaughton, a once small family business that started more than 230 years ago on the banks of Loch Tay (located in the central Highlands of Scotland) that is now a holding company for various fabric producers, including  The House of Edgar.If you didn’t already know, the House of Edgar is now the world’s largest manufacturer of traditional Scottish kilts. They not only supply the global highland-wear market, but they also kit-out numerous pipe bands and corporate entities. In short, The House of Edgar is synonymous with quality kilt making the world over and we were surprised to learn that they produce at least 80 kilts per week. Don’t you feel frightfully unfashionable now?If you ever wondered how Scotland became the only country to buckle into a kilt we did some research for you:Originally, kilts were only worn in the Scottish Highlands, not in central or southern Scotland.The word “kilt” comes from the old Norse word, “kjilt” which translates to “pleated.” When kilts first came on the scene in the 16th century, they looked much different from what we see today.Originally, the kilt was known as a feileadh mhór (philamore) or “big wrap.”  This was a thick woolen cloth that stretched across the body and was entirely untailored. This original version of the kilt was extremely versatile thanks to its inherent cloth-like nature. It could be worn over the head in colder weathers and was even said to be used as a camping blanket!In later years, following the British Government’s ban against kilts and bagpipes, the kilt evolved again. The feileadh mhór became the feileadh beag (philabeg) or “little wrap,” which is not dissimilar to the kilt we see today.While the kilt used to be reserved for special occasions, formal dress, and weddings, we spotted kilts being worn on a daily basis–from hotel staff to young guys out for a drink. Hell, it has even become a required uniform for Scotland’s Tartan Army soccer team and the wearing of one is enthusiastically encouraged for the team’s fans. How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know How to Choose the Right Dress Shirtlast_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards

first_img1.5 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc1 oz SVEDKA Vanilla1 oz matcha tea syrup*1 oz egg white1 oz cream soda.5 oz lemon juice.5 oz lime juiceMethod: Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake dry. Add ice and shake. Strain into a highball glass and pour soda in a careful stream toward the center of the glass. The head of the drink will rise above the glass lip just slightly when it is ready.*Matcha tea syrup: 1 part brewed matcha tea combined with 1 part white sugar until dissolved. Cool before using and store refrigerated.Moon Spritz 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations 1 part Absolut Vodka1 part sparkling wine.5 parts Lillet Blanc.5 parts lychee liquor1 part sodaIridescent luster dustMethod: Combine non-sparkling ingredients and .5 grams luster dust and refrigerate. When ready to serve, shake, add to glass,and  top with sparkling ingredients. Garnish with a submersible LED light or a speared cherry half-dipped in silver glitter.center_img 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The 60th annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, January 28, and all the stars will be out. Whether or not you care about who wins the most prestigious music honors, someone you know probably does. What that means is that on Sunday night — especially since there is no football — you’re likely to find yourself at a Grammy-watching party.If you’re into award show parties, great! You’re in your element. Whip up a batch of your famous seven-layer dip, grab an extra bag of tortilla chips, and start taking bets on who will win. Don’t want to be at a Grammy-watching party? Well, we can’t really help you there — sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to. What we can do, though (whether you’ve been blasting “24K Magic” waiting for this night or not), is make sure you are prepared in the potent potables category.Not everyone will win a Grammy on Sunday, but these Grammy cocktails are all winners in our book.Japanese Penicillin(Created for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, Zuma, New York City)50 ml Nikka coffee grain whisky15 ml Lagavulin15 ml ginger syrup15 ml honey water15 ml yuzu juice15 ml egg whitePlum bittersMethod: Shake over ice and pour it over a cube in a snifter. DespaTITO(Created for “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, STK, New York City/Los Angeles)1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka.5 oz Japanese yuzu juice.5 oz simple syrup1 jalapeno sliceMethod: Muddle jalapeno in shaker. Combine Tito’s, yuzu juice, and simple syrup. Strain over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with jalapeno.Geishi Smash(Created for “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, Zuma)2 oz premium vodkaA touch of Japanese yuzu juice sugar syrupEgg white (optional, but when used, emulsifies the cocktail and elevates the texture)Cucumber and shiso leaves, freshly muddledMethod: Shake to perfection and serve over rough cut chunks of ice from a block, in a double old fashioned glass rimmed with sea salt. I’ve Got Issues(Created for “Issues” by Julia Michaels, STK)1.5 oz spirit of your choice (vodka or tequila).75 oz St-Germain.75 oz lime juice.75 oz simple syrup2 cucumber slices6 mint leavesMethod: Muddle mint and cucumber with lime juice and add  simple syrup. Add vodka and St-Germain. Shake and strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber.Million Reasons … to Drink(Created for Lady Gaga, STK)1 oz light rum1 oz tequila1 oz gin1 oz vodka1 oz Earl Grey syrup.5 oz lemon JuiceMethod: Combine all ingredients and pour over ice in Collins glass. Kim Crawford’s Perfect Pitch Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards Closelast_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

Flyride Is the Insane Flying Watercraft You Never Knew You Needed

first_imgMan wasn’t built to fly, but that little wrinkle in evolution hasn’t stopped many of us from trying. If bungee-jumping, skydiving, and wingsuits are … nice, but not quite disco enough for you, the one-of-a-kind Flyride may be the antidote.In short, Flyride is the world’s first flying personal watercraft. It looks a bit like a Jet Ski, rides like a Jet Ski, and is even powered by the jetwash from a Jet Ski. Except, it has added controls for going up and down — for flying. A thick, high-pressure hose connects from a running Jet Ski to the rear of the Flyride. Water is forced up the middle of the bike, below the seat, and out two steerable jets near the front. Take-off is possible from the water or the shoreline, and it’s allegedly easier than riding a bike. Allegedly. Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts center_img The four ride modes ensure things only get out of control if you want them to. Most users are wise to begin their training in “Beginner Mode” or even “Child Mode.” When you’re ready to take the training wheels off and unleash the craft’s full 300 horsepower, switching to “Advanced Mode” turns things up to 11 (complete with “Kickstart My Heart” soundtrack).Lest you think this whole thing is an express train to a broken neck, the Flyride features automatic self-balancing sensors to ensure it remains upright at all times. A series of gyroscopes provide balance assistance, and there’s even computer-assisted throttle, elevation, and take-off control. However, a dedicated “barrel roll” button deactivates many of these fun-stopping safety features. Provided you have enough altitude, depressing the button will spin you up to two times before automatically righting the Flyride.Flyride comes courtesy of Zapata, the same folks responsible for Flyboard, the Silver Surfer-inspired HoverBoard, and this insane hydro jetpack. The French brand was founded by world champion Jet Ski racer Frank Zapata. Since its beginnings in 1998, the Zapata team has continued to pioneer the most insane ways for humans to travel over water at breakneck speeds. Given their already lengthy catalog of extreme products, we’re stoked to see what they’re planning next.Flyride is available for pre-order for a cool USD $6,000. Check the official Zapata website to locate your nearest dealer. Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

Security Forces will Maintain Strong Presence in St. James – Senator Reid

first_imgStory Highlights Senator Reid was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (January 30). “We are going to make sure there are numbers on the ground in terms of security forces; we are going to use all the resources available,” he said. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is assuring that the security forces will maintain a strong presence in St. James, after the State of Public Emergency (SOE) has expired. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is assuring that the security forces will maintain a strong presence in St. James, after the State of Public Emergency (SOE) has expired.“We are going to make sure there are numbers on the ground in terms of security forces; we are going to use all the resources available,” he said.Senator Reid was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (January 30).The SOE, which was declared by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in January 2018, will end on Thursday (January 31).Mr. Reid said more details will be revealed during this year’s Budget Debate “on our commitment to putting resources behind national security.”“It is going to receive the highest priority in terms of funding,” the Minister pointed out.“I want to assure the nation that notwithstanding limitations, we are going to work very hard to assure our citizens in St. James and Jamaica, that Jamaica is a safe country for all our citizens,” he added.The SOE which was declared in St. Catherine North, ended on January 2, while the SOE in sections of the Corporate Area terminated on January 7.last_img read more


October 24, 2019 0