About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton boss Hasenhuttl demands intensity lift from playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is demanding a higher level of intensity from his players.The Austrian cancelled a day off last week, conducted intensive video sessions and staged one-on-one meetings with his players. His methods worked wonders as Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, the first at home since April, moved Southampton out of the relegation zone.”You can be sure as long as I am manager that if I have the feeling one guy makes one step less, I will tell him. And when I tell him, I am sure he will immediately improve,” he said.Hasenhuttl rewarded his players with a day off this week and admitted it would be tough to change a winning side. “At the moment I am happy I found a first XI who showed me against Arsenal that it is possible they fit well together,” he said.”I am not in the situation that I’ll change everything because one or the other player is a little bit tired. That is not in my mind at the moment. I am glad I’ve found a first XI and to get in this team is not so easy because they put something in my account and showed me they are able to win.”
De Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouthby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.Netherlands international Ake switched from Stamford Bridge to the South Coast for £20m in 2017, having struggled to break from the academy into the Blues first team.Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Ajax in the Champions League, De Visser told De Volkskrant: “Ake should have played for Chelsea by now. He’s so good.”How often does he not score with his head? He has timing and insight. I hope they buy him back. “That boy is perfect for them and he has played with Lampard.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ohio state ezekiel elliottThe national champion Ohio State Buckeyes are in Washington D.C. Monday morning, and in just a few hours, they’ll make their way to the White House to officially be congratulated by President Barack Obama on winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. The leader of the free world may, however, want to make sure he has an extra body guard on staff before they arrive.OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott and his teammates enjoy trolling people when they’re live on television, using a move called “salmoning.” Basically, the way we understand it, the perpetrator moves his hand back and forth to mimic a salmon swimming, before poking or tickling the subject right at the end. Elliott, on Twitter, suggested that he’s planning on figuring out a way to do it to Obama this afternoon.@Jboren50 thanks Jacoby. You are greatly appreciated. Now we need to plan the salmoning of the president @BarackObama— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) April 20, 2015If @EzekielElliott doesn’t salmon @BarackObama today, was the trip to the White House even worth it?— Jillian Yuricich (@Jill_Yuricich) April 20, 2015Here’s video of Elliott doing it to the president of the Sugar Bowl live on television.We hope he pulls it off, and somehow isn’t attacked in the process.
Sergio Ramos scored the 100th goal of his career as Real Madrid battled to a 3-0 home win over Leganes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie.Madrid, beaten 2-0 at home by Real Sociedad in LaLiga on Sunday, were again unconvincing for large periods of Wednesday’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu but pulled through after the break.Captain Ramos gave them the lead shortly before half-time with a penalty, taking his tally for club and country to three figures after Alvaro Odriozola was fouled by Gerard Gumbau. 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? With Leganes tiring in the second period, Lucas Vazquez capitalised on a defensive mistake before Vinicius Junior cushioned in a low volley to put Madrid in a strong position ahead of the second leg.Madrid had the first good chance in the 15th minute but Karim Benzema could not get enough power on a header from Odriozola’s cross to trouble Ivan Cuellar, the striker then rifling over when found by Vazquez.Martin Braithwaite headed a corner straight at Keylor Navas, deputising for injured Thibaut Courtois, and the striker failed to hit the target with another good chance soon after.Braithwaite was proving a handful and the Dane, making his debut after joining on loan from Middlesbrough, forced a fine save from Navas after beating Benzema to Nabil El Zhar’s cross.But Madrid took the lead from the spot in the 44th minute, Ramos converting a penalty awarded when Gumbau clumsily felled Odriozola as the full-back ran into the box.Vazquez doubled the hosts’ lead in the 68th minute. Benzema’s pressing won the ball back deep in Leganes’ territory after Unai Bustinza’s poor pass, with Vinicius unselfishly squaring for Vazquez to tuck the ball home.Vinicius completed the scoring with 13 minutes remaining, beautifully finishing an Odriozola cross to net for his second consecutive appearance in the Copa del Rey.FT: @realmadrid 3-0 @CDLeganes@SergioRamos (p) 44′, @Lucasvazquez91 69′, @vini11Oficial 77′.#Emirates | #RMCopa pic.twitter.com/yAfyo4DBtj— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) January 9, 2019 Madrid flirt with another shockLast season, Leganes dumped Madrid out of the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu, reaching the semi-finals for the first time in their history. Madrid can count themselves fortunate their two goals in the second half have effectively ended the tie early as they did not impress.Vinicius a talent to watchA goal and an assist was a fine return for Vinicius, who will play a key role in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era at Madrid. The 18-year-old was his side’s brightest performer, earning a high five from Santiago Solari when he was substituted immediately after his goal, Brahim Diaz coming on for his debut following his move from Manchester City.Benzema’s struggle for form continuesWith Isco and Luka Modric benched, Madrid’s supply line to Benzema was lacking. The former France forward, who looks low on confidence, could and perhaps should have scored a pair of early goals, but he did at least help to create his side’s second.What’s next?Leganes host Huesca in LaLiga on Saturday, with Madrid heading to Real Betis a day later. The sides then resume the tie in a week. read more
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines run onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Michigan football will look to get into the win column this weekend when it hosts Western Michigan in its 2018 home opener.The Wolverines are coming off a 24-17 loss at Notre Dame. The loss puts the Wolverines’ backs against the wall early, as they need to go 10-1 the rest of the way against a really tough schedule to even have a shot at the CFP.Western Michigan lost its season opener to a Power 5 opponent, Syracuse. The Broncos were outgunned 55-42 in a wild shootout.ESPN’s FPI has unveiled its prediction for the game. You can see it below.Clearly, the computer model is all-in on the Wolverines.Michigan and Western Michigan will kick off at noon ET on Sunday from the Big House.The game will be broadcast on FS1.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan Stadium is now less than two hours away from hosting one of the biggest games of the Big Ten’s season, with Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines set to host Wisconsin.No. 12 Michigan is set to host No. 15 Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. E.T.Michigan fans are ready – too ready in some respects, probably.You ready yet? #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/PPaP38S1hO— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 13, 2018This Michigan fan’s NSFW sign for tonight’s game has been going viral on social media.Check it out:@bustedcoverage My Mistress Thinks I’m at Bible Study with the Urban Legend #CollegeGameDay #B1G #GoBlue #OnWisconsin #badgers #Michigan pic.twitter.com/KKzUxKBgQQ— Crystal Metheny (@UM_PartyQueen) October 13, 2018That’s a little much, maybe.Michigan and Wisconsin are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ABC.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama and Oklahoma are set to battle it out in the Orange Bowl for the right to play Clemson in the national championship on January 7. We’ll get to see Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray go against the Alabama defense.It might be worth seeing if Isaiah Buggs and Cody Ford battle it out in the trenches tonight too. Buggs, an Alabama defensive end and Ford, an Oklahoma offensive tackle, got into a bit of a pregame tiff.Fortunately, nothing physical happened. However, media on the scene reported they were clearly getting into it verbally.There were some words between Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs and Oklahoma OL Cody Ford as the two teams left the field just now. It didn’t seem close to blows, but they had to be separated.— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) December 30, 2018TheFranchiseOK.com’s John Hoover has some more details on what went down.Bama just exited field. Some #Sooners walked toward exit. Not much activity. Then OL Cody Ford showed up, started exchanging shouts, trash talk and aggressive pointing with DE Isaiah Buggs. Game officials were between them, but both had to be held back. #BoonerSooner #RollTide— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) December 30, 2018Considering Buggs and Ford will likely go head-to-head at times tonight, the trash talk probably won’t end pregame.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at approximately 8:10 p.m. ET.ESPN will broadcast the game.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Pittsburg (Kan.) linebacker Dylan Jordan, one of Nebraska’s top remaining recruiting targets, has set his schedule for the month leading up to National Signing Day.Jordan will take four or five official visits this month: Utah (Jan. 11), TCU (Jan. 18), Nebraska (Jan. 25) and Kansas and/or Kansas State (Feb. 1).He added that he will announce his commitment on either Jan. 28 or Feb. 4.AGTG???? I’d like to focus my recruiting on these 5 schools!? pic.twitter.com/YNUCKbAI3g— DJ3️⃣ (@thedylanjordan_) January 2, 2019Nebraska offered Jordan on Dec. 26 and have established themselves as a candidate to land him.Jordan is a three-star linebacker, according to Rivals.com. Besides his five finalists, he was also offered by Missouri State, Utah State and Western Illinois.Currently, Nebraska’s 2019 class ranks 24th nationally. The Huskers signed 23 players during the early signing period.To view the 2019 national team rankings, click here.
CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel’s football career took another major hit on Wednesday. The Canadian Football League announced Manziel has been kicked out of the league.According to a release from the CFL, Manziel “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.” The CFL went on to inform its teams that the league will not register a future contract for the former college football star.Montreal Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed released a statement about the move.“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement. We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed,” he said on Wednesday.BREAKING: The Alouettes announce they have released Johnny Manziel.The forensics never stop. pic.twitter.com/mWLAhwfOWm— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) February 27, 2019Manziel played in eight games for the Alouettes during the 2018 season.He completed over 64-percent of his passes for the team, racking up nearly 1,300 yards through the air. While his completion percentage is solid, his touchdown-to-interception ratio of 5-to-7 was subpar.Manziel also showcased his ability to run the football, averaging 7.4 yards per carry for 215 yards in eight games.The former Texas A&M star could look at the XFL or Alliance of American Football if he wants to continue his football career.
From 247Sports:“It was amazing,” Moss said. “My expectations were high going into it, and it exceeded every prior expectation I had. I had never really been to the south before, and just to see the culture was cool. People talk about it being a different breed, and that’s one hundred percent true. Everything was first class, and coach (Nick) Saban was absolutely wonderful to talk to.”The Crimson Tide will be hard to ignore throughout Moss’ recruitment process, but it sounds like he is also very fond of the Longhorns, after meeting with their coaches at a camp.“That relationship is just getting started,” Moss said. “What I’m super optimistic about is Texas is a school I’d consider even if football wasn’t involved. That’s a huge thing for me when I’m looking at different schools. Just from an academic standpoint it’s a super important thing for me and my family. Any school that can provide top one percent in football and academics is super huge for me.”Moss plans on scheduling a Texas recruiting tour, which includes visits to UT, TCU and Texas A&M.Several top programs have shown interest in Moss, as he already holds offers from Michigan, LSU and Auburn.[247Sports] MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with his wife after the win over the Oklahoma Sooners during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Although Alabama and Texas aren’t set to battle each other this season, the two prestigious programs could clash for four-star recruit Miller Moss.Recruiting premier talent is always a priority for football programs, but it becomes magnified even more when the prospect plays quarterback. Well, it appears a recruiting war could brew in the coming months for Moss.Moss is the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in his class, per 247Sports. The six-foot-two gunslinger has all the potential to lead a collegiate offense in the future.Last week, Alabama extended a scholarship to Moss after watching him perform well at his official visit.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)We’re only a couple days away from the start of the 2019 college football season. Florida and Miami are going to kick off the season this weekend and ESPN’s College GameDay will be presenting it.But with the game being held at Disney’s Magic Kingdom instead of a college campus, there’s a very different set of rules for fans to observe.However, ESPN recently released a list of updates for the Saturday broadcast that should make it clear how fans can enjoy the historic event.First and foremost is that park admission is required in order to attend.Signs are usually not allowed into the park, but an exception will be made for College GameDay attendeesSigns must be handheld and must obey a wide array of restrictionsCan’t wait to get the season started Saturday.For fans joining us at Magic Kingdom, here are the most up to date things to know: https://t.co/ZixfuS8ygC pic.twitter.com/gMKfgKwjI0— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 22, 2019 ESPN had previously announced that no signs would be permitted inside Magic Kingdom for the show. Signs are a huge part of the GameDay atmosphere and thankfully that’s been righted.College GameDay is heading into its 27th season since debuting in 1993.Week 1 will include a Thursday Night broadcast from Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Georgia Tech. That Saturday, they’ll be in Arlington, Texas for the Oregon/Auburn game.Beyond that, everything will remain in the air until bowl season.We’re all looking forward to yet another great year of College GameDay and Lee Corso’s headgear picks.
India Today Tech New DelhiJanuary 10, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 16:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe phone succeeds the Lenovo Z5 Pro which was launched last year.Geekbench scorecard shows that the phone has scored 3284 in single-core test.Lenovo launched the Z5 Pro GT smartphone last month in China.Lenovo launched the Z5 Pro GT smartphone last month in China and now the phone has appeared on the Geekbench website. The scorecard reveals that the device tested is the Lenovo L78032 with 6GB RAM. This is in contrast with the official specs given by the company that reveal an 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM variants of the phone.Moving on, the score sheet shows the phone with an octa-core Qualcomm processor running Android 9.0 Pie with Lenovo’s ZUI 10.0 skin on top. The phone succeeds the Lenovo Z5 Pro which was launched last year. The Geekbench scorecard shows that the phone has scored 3284 in single-core test and 10237 in multi-core test. The phone, as already announced by the company, is powered by Snapdragon 855.The Z5 Pro GT will sport a 6.4-inch OLED screen with an aspect ratio of an 19.5:9. There are no bezels, punch-hole or notch at the top of the screen so the display take up to 95.06 percent of the front offering a true edge-to-edge display. It has sliding display which hides two front cameras. The back panel of the phone is built of glass and uses six double helix springs for sliding.The 12GB RAM variant of the phone comes with up to 512GB of storage. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT not only becomes the first phone to come with 12 GB RAM but also the first commercial phone to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 based on 7nm process.Camera-wise, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT comes with a combination of 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor + 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor dual cameras on the back and 16MP + 8MP(infrafred) cameras on the front along with infrared sensor, infrared light, proximity sensor and IR face recognition technology that can detect a face even in low light conditions. The dual SIM phone is backed by a 3,350mAh battery.advertisementThe company at the China launch event revealed that the phone scored 368,480 in the Antutu benchmark test which is more than even the iPhone XS which is powered by A12 Bionic chipset.ALSO READ | Lenovo Z5 Pro GT smartphone has 12GB RAM. Hey RAM!ALSO READ | Lenovo Z5s launched with triple cameras, Z5 Pro gets Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM in 2019ALSO READ | Redmi Note 5 Pro, OnePlus 6T and more: These are best phones launched in 2018, see if you use one of themGet 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 byPriya Pathak Tags :Follow LenovoFollow Lenovo phoneFollow Bezel-less phoneFollow android Lenovo Z5 Pro GT to come in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, suggests Geekbench listingLenovo launched the Z5 Pro GT smartphone last month in China and now the phone has appeared on the Geekbench website.advertisement
Next 2019 Ford Endeavour revealed ahead of official launch on February 22There were already rumours that the front portion of the 2019 Endeavour will get some tweaks and these have been justified by the minor cosmetic changes in the facelift in the form of a refurbished grille and bumper.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 20, 2019 14:03 IST 2019 Ford EndeavourHIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 Ford Endeavour will sport 18-inch alloy wheels.The facelift will get fresh upholstery.It will be available in a manual variant as well.Ford Endeavour facelift is all set to be introduced in India on February 22. Ahead of the launch, the company has officially revealed the 2019 version of the premium SUV. It will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.There were already rumours that the front portion of the 2019 Endeavour will get some tweaks and these have been justified by the minor cosmetic changes in the facelift in the form of a refurbished grille and bumper. Instead of the expected 20-inch alloy wheels, the SUV will sport 18-inch ones. On the inside, the company has given the vehicle more luxurious feel with fresh upholstery. It also gets keyless entry and a smart boot opening system.Presently, Ford Endeavour gets two diesel powertrain options — a 2.2-litre TDCi engine churning out 160 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque and a 3.2-litre TDCi mill good for 200 PS of power and 470 Nm of torque. Both the motors are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.The outgoing Endeavour is available in three variants — 2.2-litre 4X2 AT Trend, 2.2-litre 4X2 AT Titanium and 3.2-litre 4X4 AT Titanium. While Trend is priced at Rs 26.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), 4X2 Titanium comes in at Rs 31.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-end 4X4 Titanium costs Rs 33.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The 2019 Endeavour will not have the Trend variant. It will only come in two trims — Titanium and Titanium+. The facelift will be powered by the same engines that are offered on the outgoing variant. One major update in the facelift is that the 2.2-litre variant will now be available with a manual gearbox, which was earlier discontinued in this model.advertisementFord has not revealed the prices of the 2019 Endeavour. While Fortuner is priced between Rs 27.58 lakh and Rs 33.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Alturas G4 costs Rs 26.95 lakh and Rs 29.95 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Keeping the prices of these two SUVs in mind, one can imagine that Endeavour facelift will be offered at a very competitive cost.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Five reasons why the compact SUV is popular among the buyersALSO READ | Skoda offers six-year warranty under Shield Plus initiative, applicable on Octavia and other modelsALSO READ | Hero MotoCorp installs combined braking system in Splendor+ and HF Deluxe i3SGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New SUV launchFollow New premium SUVFollow SUV faceliftFollow SUV updateFollow 2019 SUV launch
graphs India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 21:55 IST The Cricket World Cup 2019 final saw a woman trying to invade the ground (Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSThe Cricket World Cup 2019 final saw a woman trying to invade the groundThe woman was identified as YouTube personality Vitaly Zdorovetskiy’s mother Elena VulitskyHowever, Elena’s attempt was foiled by the stewardsThe final of the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw a pitch invader’s attempt to grab attention being cut short by attentive stewards present near the boundary. The woman, Elena Vulitsky, is the mother of YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, whose girlfriend Kinsey Wolanski had earlier gone viral after she interrupted the Champions League final in June 2019.Elena, however couldn’t be as successful as Wolanski after the stewards grabbed her before she could cross the boundary.In both instances, the women were sporting clothing with the advertisement for an adult website “Vitaly Uncensored” emblazoned across their dresses. The website is also run by Vitaly Zdorovetskiy who tweeted the photo of his mother being caught with the caption: ‘My mom is crazy!!!!!’My mom is crazy!!!!! pic.twitter.com/GuDfyM2aU2Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) July 14, 2019Cricket World Cup final streaker is X-rated website owner’s MUM! Elena Vulitsky, 47, grabbed by quick-thinking steward as she tries to emulate her son’s girlfriend’s success at the Champions League final pic.twitter.com/hUcigAFHPPLilian Chan (@bestgug) July 14, 2019Earlier, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the final at Lord’s on Sunday.Henry Nicholls made 55 and Tom Latham scored 47 but England’s bowlers struck at crucial and regular junctures to deny the 2015 finalists big partnerships in a contest which will produce new 50-over world champions.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss under an overcast sky and elected to bat after both sides retained the same XI from their contrasting semi-final victories.advertisementAlso Read | Kane Williamson breaks Mahela Jayawardene’s 12-year-old World Cup recordAlso Read | Make some noise: Fans disappointed with dull crowd in World Cup finalFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Security stop streaker from pitch invasion at Lord’sThe final of the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw an attempt by a woman to invade the pitch being foiled by a couple of alert stewards near the boundary. advertisement commentary No data available! scorecard view more view less Next
Next Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 21:03 IST The 6th edition of the ISL will kick-off on October 20 in Kochi (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 6th edition of the ISL will kick-off on October 20 in KochiFC Pune City will not feature in the 6th edition of the leagueFC Pune City have also been found guilty of ‘unethical tapping’ in the pastThe sixth Indian Super League will have a new team with Hyderabad FC, a city with a storied past in football, replacing FC Pune City, a club that has been plagued by financial problems in recent years.Vijay Madduri and Varun Tripuraneni are the owners of the new team, which will play its match at the Gachibowli Stadium. An official word on the home venue is still awaited.Pune City struggled to pay salaries to players and support staff during the fifth edition of the Indian Super League.”Hyderabad, a city that boasts of a strong football culture, will soon see its own team making its debut in the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season,” the ISL said in a release.It is understood that the Wadhawan Group, owners of Pune City, are winding up the team due to financial issues.FC Pune City were also facing a two-window ban on player transfer after the club was found guilty of “unethically tapping” Chennai City midfielder Nestor Gordillo.Madduri, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, has been serving as the CEO of Hyderabad-based digital integration service provider Incessant Technologies for nearly a decade.The former software engineer has previously served as the director of sales and client services for Virtusa India Pvt Ltd while he has also undertaken a one-year executive leadership program from the prestigious Yale School of Management in 2015.”I look forward to playing a significant role in developing football in the state, reviving its past glory. Sports has always been in my DNA and I am extremely happy to have a chance to contribute in this field,” said Vijay.advertisementTripuraneni switches from his professional role in football to an entrepreneurial role as co-owner of the club.From team manager of Kerala Blasters in the inaugural ISL to serving as Chief Operating Officer of Chennaiyin FC, a season in which the club won the title and lastly, heading Kerala Blasters FC as the CEO, Tripuraneni’s journey has been fascinating.He also served a term as the president of the Chennai Football Association.Tripuraneni said, “Hyderabad is a city with a great football culture. I look forward to working with key stakeholders and building a strong foundation for the club, which will eventually contribute to society and do the city proud.”The ISL is slated to kick off on October 20 in Kochi with Kerala Blasters FC hosting ATK.Also Read | Work closely with AIFF for solution: FIFA to I-League clubsAlso Read | Ex-Manchester United forward Eric Cantona to receive UEFA President’s AwardFor 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 Indian Super League (ISL) footballFollow FC Pune CityFollow Hyderabad FC Hyderabad FC to replace struggling FC Pune City as new ISL franchiseHyderabad FC will make their debut replacing FC Pune City in the 6th edition of the Indian Super League as the latter has been plagued by financial problems in recent years.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 17:26 IST Courtesy by BCCIFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly said that India need to look beyond the 2020 T20 World Cup when it comes to finding young talent and give them consistent runs in the senior squad.”The most important thing for India is to not look at the World T20 next year. Before the last World Cup there was too much noise about it and that sometimes is not good. What they need to do is pick the best possible players and give them consistent opportunities, as there is some serious talent in the domestic circuit,” Ganguly wrote in a column for the Times of India.Ganguly said that the bowling department in particular will be interesting to watch with the likes of Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini knocking at the doors.”These guys, with time and maturity, will see (Jasprit) Bumrah, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), (Mohammed) Shami as their role models and this will be a healthy sign for Indian fast bowling. Spinners like Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep (Yadav), (Yuzvendra) Chahal will also keep everyone on their toes,” said Ganguly.He said that KL Rahul will now be under pressure to keep his number four spot in limited overs after losing the Test opening slot.”With Rohit (Sharma) and Shikhar (Dhawan) at the top as the best possible opening pair, KL Rahul will be pushed. He has lost his place in Test cricket due to indifferent form and the likes of Shreyas and Manish Pandey will keep him on his toes if he wants to hold on to the No. 4 slot,” he said.advertisementFor 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 Sourav GangulyFollow Indian cricket team Next India need to look beyond T20 World Cup when developing young talent: Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly said that the bowling department in particular will be interesting to watch with the likes of Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini knocking at the doors.advertisement
It’s a fact: as men, we use lots of shaving cream. Even we gents with beards still have to shave the neck and cheeks so as not to look like a crazed hillbilly. And if you have been reading this site for a while, you know we like our products to be as organic as possible. If you think about it, you are slapping this stuff on your face in a hot shower with open pores. Do you want ingredients seeping into your skin that you can’t pronounce? Enter Tico, the 100% USDA Organic all-in-one shaving solution.Rayner Smith had the idea for Tico (which is what Costa Rican’s call themselves) when he spent some time living in Costa Rica without the daily electronic beat down. He realized he wanted to make something pure and simple but shake things up at the same time. So since he had recently been trying shave oils (opposed to shave creams), he saw this as his route and Tico was born. He and his business partner Travis McAshan focused on using the best organic ingredients, the primary one being hemp oil which is amazing for the skin because it has anti-aging properties, natural antioxidants, is non-greasy and helps skin disorders.Now, for the wild part about Tico, you only need ONE pump for an entire shave. Trust us. Even after we read that we still pumped 2-3 times and it’s just overkill. Pump once, run it into your hands, slather on your face and shave. Reason being is that the organic oils soften your hair and offer your blades a smooth glide. It also moisturizes at the same time so your skin is left healthy and not red and dry. One bottle of this miracle oil will last 125 shaves.If that doesn’t make your Friday feel good enough, the boys also donate 1% of each purchase to 1% for the Planet. Oh and added bonus- ladies love this stuff too so impress her when you have this in the shower and show her how the magic happens. Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Editors’ Recommendations
Airbnb for Everyone offers a whole slew of new tiers and perks for guests Close Quirky and cheap: No wonder HMD sells more Nokia dumb phones than smartphones What is AirBnb? What to know before becoming a guest or host Airbnb has been breathing down hotels’ necks for years as it gains ground on the incumbents of the hospitality industry. Now, the company has taken yet another step closer to becoming the lodging platform of choice for travelers around the world. Last week, the short-term rental company debuted a series of new features on its website in a new initiative called “Airbnb for everyone.” Its point? To prove that when it comes to booking your next stay, you probably get the same experience whether you opt for a traditional hotel or an Airbnb property.This is partially because you will now be able to use Airbnb to book rooms in boutique hotels and bed-and-breakfasts, turning Airbnb into, well, a hotel company. While the platform has long been known for renting out your neighbor’s apartment or your friend’s home for a few days at a time, Airbnb is now looking to expand its options even further (and begin stepping on the toes of hotels in a very real way).Further, Airbnb is adding a few new “tiers” of service, all in the name of making the platform more accessible. There is the new Airbnb Plus, which is an elite selection of properties that Airbnb representatives will have personally inspected and identified as top of the line. As Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky described at a launch event, these homes will be “insanely nice.”Airbnb Plus offers “guests looking for beautiful homes” and “exceptional hosts” a specially curated group of properties, though they are not necessarily more expensive. Chesky says the average price is still less than $250 a night, but that the homes and apartments will have a well-stocked kitchen, fast Wi-Fi, and comfortable bedding. Plus, folks who book an Airbnb Plus offering will have access to premium customer support, just in case something isn’t up to snuff.Also new is Beyond by Airbnb, which is the result of Airbnb’s acquisition of Luxury Retreats a little over a year ago. The homes in this tier are some of the fanciest Airbnb offers — if you’re looking for a villa or a mansion, this where you will want to go. In addition to these luxury accommodations, Beyond by Airbnb also offers guests unique “experiences,” though it’s unclear what those are. We’ll be able to find out this spring when Beyond launches.There is also a new Superguest program, which is similar to hotel loyalty offerings and is a play off of the existing Superhost program that gives preference to frequent and well-rated hosts on the platform. The potential benefits of being a Superguest might include lower prices on both rentals and transportation, or access to certain perks. For the time being, Superguest is launching in a trial phase for 10,000 folks over the summer and will be rolled out to everyone later in 2018.“Part of what we wanted to do with this launch, is reframe why people come to this platform,” Director of Engineering Surabhi Gupta said during the company’s launch event. “There are a bunch of guests that aren’t considering us today, they’ve written us off because they think, ‘Airbnb doesn’t have a product for me.’ We do believe that we have a product for a whole spectrum of travelers, but we haven’t made it easy for you as a guest to find those options.” Here’s a new take on smart apartments from Brilliant and ButterflyMX Sonos experiments with monthly rental option in the Netherlands Editors’ Recommendations Cloud gaming vs. console gaming: The pros and cons of each
Consultant with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), Dr. Oscar Coto, says Jamaica has an opportunity to tap into international financing that can assist with its efforts at reducing the impacts of climate change. This, he said, can be accomplished through advancement of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) as well as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). “If through a supported-type NAMA, the country can get recognition of some incremental critical costs that are involved in delivering some climate change mitigation, through activities in the country…those resources would be used to support the scaling up of (projects) for a better energy sector, more renewable energy, more efficiency within the society (and ultimately) better living for Jamaicans,” he said. Dr. Coto was speaking to JIS News following a workshop on potential for Programmatic CDM and NAMAs in Jamaica, at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on April 3. The CDM is one of the ‘project-based’ mechanisms defined in the Kyoto Protocol designed to promote projects that reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC). PoAsrefer tovoluntary co-ordinated actions by a private or public entity that lead to GHG reductions through a number of CDM project activities. NAMAs are seen primarily as a way for developing countries – with financial and technological support from the international community – to make progress in reducing their own domestic GHG emissions. OLADE is providing support to the Government through the provision of technical assistance in order to contribute in the identification of opportunities for the development of CDM Programme of Activities as well as NAMAs. This is in keeping with Government’s activities to reduce the impacts of climate change within the energy sector. As such, Dr. Coto has prepared a report based on a ‘Study on the Identification of Potential Project Portfolios Associated to Programmatic CDM and NAMAs in Jamaica’, which he discussed during the workshop. In his presentation, Dr. Coto pointed to current trends to move from strict carbon financing to a broader concept of climate financing, which includes the NAMAs as an opportunity to assist countries in enabling mitigation activities, both at the policy as well as the project/programme level. Carbon financeis a new branch of environmental finance, which explores the financial implications of living in a carbon-constrained world, in which emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases(GHGs) carry a price. In his report, Dr. Coto noted that it is clear that the country has enacted a series of visions, policies and action plans that can contribute significantly to prepare Jamaica for climate financing opportunities. He argued that from the climate mitigation perspective, renewable energy interventions seem to be very cost effective in Jamaica, and associated climate financing could be attracted to assist in removing some of the perceived gaps associated with the regulatory challenges as well as in mobilising financing and guarantees for private sector participation. “It is becoming clear that the paths for most of the identified and discussed potentials for emission reductions in Jamaica lie within the boundaries of the NAMA mechanisms under discussion in the UNFCCC as a vehicle for climate financing,” the report reads. The report recommends that the country needs to engage in strengthening its capabilities to understand the depth of new climate financing opportunities and risks, assess if the emerging mechanisms of climate financing may be attractive to supplement and scale up on-going activities, and from there pursue opportunities that are cost effective and with ample sustainable development benefits for the country.