TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Departing DC United star Rooney insists MLS players underpaidby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWayne Rooney says MLS players are underpaid.Currently with DC United, Rooney will leave the competition to return to England with Derby County in January.The league’s current bargaining agreement runs until January 31, 2020, and Rooney thinks players should demand more money.”I feel that American players get underpaid,” he told ESPN. “I feel they deserve to get more money to stay in line with football in the rest of the world but also in terms of the American sports.”I’m not saying it to benefit me, I obviously won’t be in the league next season. I think it’s only fair to those players who are putting in the same work as all have to earn the right to earn more money for doing it.”He added: “I think the flight issues, in terms of you get so many chartered flights, I believe if a team wants chartered flights than they should be able to charter as many they want. They should be able to do whatever they want with that.”
Indiana Signee Ogugua AunobyWith the returns of James Blackmon and Yogi Ferrell, as well as the addition of five-star big man Thomas Bryant, Indiana projects as a top-20 team next season. Bryant and four-star Juwan Morgan are the big names of the Hoosiers’ incoming freshman class, but a third frontcourt player, Ogugua Anunoby, has some talent of his own. Anunoby, a 6-foot-8 three-star small forward from Jefferson City (Mo.), posted this video to his Instagram tonight. It was re-posted by the Indiana men’s basketball program’s official Instagram, and it features Anunoby throwing down an impressive, 180-degree between-the-legs dunk. Pretty good. We’re sure Hoosier fans will be salivating once they see this.
YouTube/TMZSportsOn Monday, Michael Irvin Jr., a three star wide receiver/tight end, followed in his famous father’s footsteps and committed to Miami. Irvin Sr. starred at The U in the mid-late 1980s before a long, Hall of Fame NFL career for the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin spoke with TMZ Sports about his son’s decision, and the conversation turned to the incident involving Sean “Diddy” Combs at UCLA a few weeks ago. During the interview, Irvin shared an anecdote about being thrown out of one of his son’s games. Luckily, Irvin said no kettlebells were involved. We assume he’ll keep his cool when his son enrolls at The U next year.[TMZ]
If Carlsberg did Christmases…The Ryder Cup made an appearance at Anfield today, but Liverpool fans have their eyes on another glittering sporting prize. The Premier League trophy is flickering into view. Get ready for the ride.Arsenal were supposed to provide a test for Jurgen Klopp’s side, a confident, improving top-six rival who would offer a thorough examination of the Reds’ title credentials. 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? Examination passed.Liverpool will go into 2019 on top of the pile, at least seven points clear of their nearest rivals after this, their ninth successive league win. If they make it 10 against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday, Reds fans will be booking the month of May off work. Some already have.Unstoppable? They are right now. While their enemies flounder, unable to keep their composure and their consistency, Klopp’s side just keep on clearing hurdle after hurdle, ramping up the pressure each time they do. “A long way to go,” their manager continues to warn, and rightly so, but what a football team he has built.Twenty games, 17 wins, three draws, eight goals conceded, 48 scored, 54 points. This, in terms of points per game, is the best calendar year in the club’s history; 88 points from 37 league matches. Staggering.They were actually behind here, briefly. Anfield was stunned when Ainsley Maitland-Niles slid in at the back post to convert Alex Iwobi’s cross and give Arsenal the lead. It was the first time Liverpool had trailed in a home league game since facing Leicester City on December 30, 2017, 364 days ago.They came from behind to win that game, and their response to this setback was emphatic. Within three minutes they were level, within two more they were in front, by half time they led 4-1. Panic over.Roberto Firmino scored twice, Sadio Mane added a third and Mohamed Salah, for the second successive game, won and converted a penalty. It was the first time in the league this season that all three of the Reds’ vaunted front three had netted in the same game. Arsenal, bewildered, had no answer beyond anger. Unai Emery’s men were quite simply beaten into submission.This is a game that guarantees goals – the last 10 league meetings prior to this had brought 44 – and it is now the highest-scoring fixture in Premier League history. No consolation to Arsenal, who took Shkodran Mustafi off at half-time, perhaps as an act of mercy. Just as in 2014, the Londoners shipped four in a half at Anfield. This place does strange things to the men from the Emirates.Want a stat to underline Liverpool’s dominance? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gunners’ star man, had seven touches in the opening 45 minutes. Four of them were kick-offs.With Spurs, Liverpool’s nearest challengers, losing at home to Wolves earlier in the day, Klopp got the intense atmosphere he had wished for. Anfield bounced when the news from Wembley filtered through. It’s December, but there are times when it feels like April round here.Welcome to a title race. It’s been too long.Firmino, who had not scored a home league goal since April before today, completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after the break, courtesy of a generous gesture from Salah.In netting, Firmino became only the third Brazilian to score a Premier League treble, after Afonso Alves and Robinho. He’ll leave a more lasting impression in England than either of those two, it’s fair to say. “Best in the world,” sang the Kop. They love their No.9.They love all their players right now, in fact, and do you blame them? This is a team that plays for each other, works for each other, one that supporters can be proud of, each and every week. “We are Liverpool,” they sang. “Poetry in motion.”The last time we heard that sung with such gusto, it was 2014 and Brendan Rodgers’ side were beginning to dream of being the ones to bring the title back.They beat Arsenal 5-1 that season too, but they fell short in the end. This one looks, at the moment, ready to go one better. It is only December, but May cannot come soon enough.Catch them if you can… Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Few young international players have made such an immediate impact in LaLiga in recent years as Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, with the 19-year-old Nigeria international already looking key to his club’s chances of success this season.Ikwuano-born Chukwueze came a long way very fast following his LaLiga debut against Levante in early November, having scored his first senior goal for the club in a Copa del Rey tie against Almeria a few days previously.A first LaLiga goal arrived on November 11, when he drove into the area and dribbled past two defenders before firing low through the legs of Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski. 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? A second league strike came the following weekend, when Chukwueze received a back-heel from team-mate Santi Cazorla and showed composure and technique to fire the ball low into the bottom corner for the winning goal against Real Betis at the Estadio de la Ceramica.The huge moments kept coming, with the teenager completing the 90 minutes in a narrow defeat at Barcelona’s Camp Nou and hitting his first Europa League goal in a 2-0 victory against Spartak Moscow to confirm Villarreal’s progress as group winners to the last 32.All that seemed a long way away when Chukwueze was born on May 22, 1999 in Abia State, Nigeria. He began playing football aged just five and, although his parents originally wanted him to concentrate on his studies, his natural talent and dedication soon shone through.While honing his skills at the famed Diamond Football Academy, Chukwueze came to international attention with his thrilling performances as Nigeria won the 2015 Under-17 World Cup. Three goals in the competition, including a strike after just 25 seconds in a 5-1 win against hosts Chile, secured him the competition’s Bronze Boot prize.After joining Villarreal’s youth system in 2017, he quickly settled and was first promoted to the C team before rising into the B reserve side playing in Spain’s third tier. Having impressed his coaches in training with the senior side, a first-team chance soon arrived and was taken with both hands.A fast, direct winger who likes to cut inside and shoot, Chukwueze has been compared to Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben, while current Nigeria international Ikechukwu Uche, who played for Villarreal between 2011 and 2015, is a close follower of his compatriot’s career.His immediate impact in LaLiga has raised hopes that Chukwueze could emulate another Nigerian, Christopher Ohen. The former Real Madrid youth teamer scored 48 goals in 117 top-flight games for SD Compostela in the 1990s, making him the third-highest African scorer in LaLiga history.Already a senior international with his country, following a debut in a 0-0 draw with Uganda last November, Chukwueze is currently focusing on maintaining his fast start with Villarreal. In what has been a difficult 2018-19 season so far for the Yellow Submarine, their emerging Nigerian prospect is a rising star to keep their spirits high.
Sebastian Lletget should be feeling all the positive vibes of enjoying a homecoming this week, but his first match back at Avaya Stadium in almost two years will also bring back painful memories along with plenty of good ones.Having grown up in San Francisco, and played youth soccer in nearby Santa Clara, Lletget knows the area well, and his family and friends will gather at Avaya Stadium on Saturday to watch him play for the U.S. national team against Costa Rica. Some of those same supporters were also in attendance on March 24, 2017, when Lletget scored a goal to help spark the USMNT to a desperately-needed win in World Cup qualifying. It was that same night when Lletget was the victim of a brutal tackle that left him injured, and eventually sidelined for almost a full year.”It’s one of the best moments, and one of the worst in a way,” Lletget said on Friday. “But I’m moving forward from these things and I think I wouldn’t have been so eager to come back if it was something that was going to hurt. It’s a special place, but for sure it has some bad memories.” 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? The LA Galaxy midfielder tried to avoid spending too much time discussing the injury, though he knew from the moment the friendly was announced that he would be facing some familiar emotions upon his return to Avaya Stadium.”I think it will be in the back of his mind, for sure,” USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter said. “When you get injured that (severely) it leaves a lasting impression on your memory. I’ve talked to Sebastian at length about his injury and it’s a tough one. Lisfranc (fracture) is very uncommon in soccer players, but when it happens it’s potentially devastating.”Almost two years later, Lletget has worked his way back into the national team picture, ending a 19-month absence from the USMNT when he came on as a substitute against England in November. He came on as a substitute in the USMNT’s recent 3-0 win against Panama, and Lletget has enjoyed his time under the new U.S. coach.”I feel really good in that system, Lletget said of Berhalter’s preferred playing system. “I can play a couple of positions, but definitely in the midfield is where I belong so I’m really excited.”I think (a number 10 role) is the way forward, especially in this system,” Lletget said. “I think that’s where Gregg likes me and hopefully it works out (on Saturday) too.”Berhalter is still working out where best to deploy Lletget, and Saturday’s match against Costa Rica should a more clear idea of where Lletget will fit the best.”We’re still working on his positioning because we know if we can get him the ball in dangerous positions he can be very effective,” Berhalter said. I think he’s done a good job of really building his performance throughout the camp.”Lletget will look to close out his latest national team camp with a strong showing against Costa Rica, and is determined to focus on his performance rather than thinking about the ghosts of past painful memories.”Emotionally you have to block that stuff and put up a wall,” Lletget said. “You don’t need to think about that too much because it can mess with your energy. I just want to enjoy being back on the field with the national team.”
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Mike Riley of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks onto the field before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Fresno State 43-10. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Former Nebraska football coach Mike Riley was fired by the Huskers at the end of the 2017 season. It didn’t take very long for Riley to land a new gig. He was hired back by his former school, Oregon State.Riley, a former NFL coach, is reportedly heading back to the professional side of the game. He’s expected to take over an Alliance of American Football franchise.A SiriusXM radio host is reporting that Riley will be hired as the San Antonio franchise’s head coach for the league that is set to begin in spring 2019.A former Dallas Cowboys star is expected to be named the general manager of the team.“Multiple sources have told me to expect Daryl Johnston to get named GM of the new Alliance of American Football franchise coming to San Antonio. Mike Riley is expected to get named head coach,” he reports.Multiple sources have told me to expect @DarylJohnston to get named GM of the new Alliance of American Football franchise coming to San Antonio. Mike Riley is expected to get named head coach.— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) June 20, 2018Riley, 64, has been a coach in San Antonio before. He led the San Antonio Riders from 1991-92.The former Nebraska coach hasn’t coached a professional team since 2002 when he was an assistant for the New Orleans Saints. He was the Huskers’ head coach from 2015-17.Riley is a California native. He played collegiately at Alabama.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Clemson Tigers cheerleaders play in confetti after the Clemson Tigers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 31-0 to win the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Clemson’s football program had quite a Monday night.The Tigers, the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, blew out No. 1 Alabama in the national championship game.Clemson beat Alabama, 44-16, to give Dabo Swinney his second national title win since taking over the program.It was a fun night for everyone associated with the Tigers’ program.Clemson’s cheerleaders certainly seemed to enjoy their time at Levi’s Stadium.Two Clemson cheerleaders took a cool photo on the field after the game.“An absolute dream. Thank you @clemsonfb for making my last football game an experience I will NEVER forget. WE NATTY CHAMPS BABY!!!!!!!” one posted on Instagram.That’s pretty cool.Clemson could be right back next season, too. The Tigers should start the 2019 season ranked No. 1 in the country.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game 35-31 at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)There is no question that Deshaun Watson enjoyed watching the Clemson Tigers dismantle the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship. Although the superstar quarterback is about to enter his third season in the NFL, it’s clear that he’s still connected to his former team.Watson finished his collegiate career with 10,168 passing yards, 1,934 rushing yards and 116 total touchdowns.The statistics are definitely worthy of praise and recognition, but the most notable moment during his time at Clemson was his title victory over Alabama. In fact, Watson’s game-winning touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow will go down as one of the most clutch plays in the history of the sport.Clemson has shown its a powerhouse program, making four consecutive trips to the College Football Playoff.Instead of thinking this recent stretch is just a testament to the Tigers’ dynamic quarterbacks in Watson and Trevor Lawrence, it might be time to consider them one of the few dynasties in the country.When asked about whether or not Clemson deserves that label, Watson was very confident in his answer.From 247Sports:The Houston Texans quarterback did exactly that in his latest media appearance. Is Clemson officially a dynasty? “For sure,” Watson told the team Thursday morning on ESPN’s Get Up!“The things that Coach (Dabo) Swinney is bring to that university, the recruits coming in, the things on the field each and every year, it’s one of the top, if not the best, program in the country,” Watson said.With Lawrence leading the Tigers for at least two more seasons, the odds of them adding another title are strong.Alabama was considered the gold standard of college football for almost a decade, but now it might be time to pass the torch to Clemson.Clemson will likely start the 2019 season ranked No. 1 in the country.
Future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski has heavily hinted that he my retire after this latest Super Bowl run, after considering it following last season. Hockenson was one of the breakout stars for Iowa this year.From Bleacher Report:As Rob Gronkowski nears the end to his Hall of Fame career, the New England Patriots have to think about his replacement. With a deep tight end class in front of them, the Patriots select a player similar to Gronk in Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson.A talented blocker and receiver, Hockenson can play Gronk’s role as a do-it-all tight end. Part of what makes Gronkowski so valuable in New England is his ability as a blocker and receiver. Hockenson isn’t at his level but has many of the same traits and could fit seamlessly into the Patriots offense.He isn’t the only tight end that could head to the NFL from Iowa City.With the very next pick, Miller has the Arizona Cardinals taking Noah Fant, who formed an impressive duo with Hockenson this season.The rest of the Iowa players in the mock draft:4th Round, 97th pick: S Armani Hooker – San Francisco 49ers 5th Round: DL Anthony Nelson – Arizona Cardinals 7th Round: OC Keegan Render – Miami DolphinsHockenson would be Iowa’s first first-round pick since 2015, when offensive tackle Brandon Scherff went fifth overall to Washington.[Bleacher Report] IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Tight End T.J. Hockenson #38 of the Iowa Hawkeyes catches a pass during the first half in front of defensive back Travis Whillock #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa football hasn’t had five players selected in the NFL Draft since 2012, when six Hawkeyes were selected.That could come to a change this year.Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller released a new seven-round mock draft, and he has five Iowa Hawkeyes being selected.Things start out at the end of the first round, where one former Hawkeye could replace a legend.Miller has Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson going with the final pick of the first round to the New England Patriots.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Penn State’s recruiting hot streak continued this afternoon with the commitment of Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee three-star athlete Tyler Warren.Warren, a dual-threat quarterback for Atlee, is reportedly set to play tight end for the Nittany Lions. He had been committed to Virginia Tech until early May and also held offers from Louisville, Michigan, South Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia.Warren is the third commitment for Penn State in the last two days, joining three-star wide receiver Parker Washington and four-star defensive back Joseph Johnson.Overall, he is the 11th recruit to pledge to PSU in the last two weeks, a remarkable stretch that began after the Nittany Lions had suffered a string of decommitments. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Recruiting ALERT: @AtleeFootball 2020 QB Tyler Warren has verbally committed to @PennStateFball after earlier decommiting from Virginia Tech and holding several offers.— HanoverSports RVASN (@hanoversports) July 3, 2019Warren is the No. 16 rising senior in the state of Virginia and the No. 21 athlete in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class currently contains 19 commitments and ranks third in the Big Ten.The group is also ranked 10th nationally.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Over the weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners took down the Houston Cougars with an offensive explosion with new quarterback Jalen Hurts under center.Hurts was nearly flawless in his debut, giving Sooners fans everywhere dreams of the College Football Playoff.Lincoln Riley has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners, but neither was as successful as Hurts in their debuts. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray torched college football in recent years, but the Sooners could be even more dangers with Hurts under center.His play on the field was incredible, but he’s still unsatisfied – and that should scare the rest of the college football world. After the game, he posted a message for Sooners fans.“Hungrier than ever. Striving for greatness,” Hurts said on Instagram.The former Alabama star completed 20-of-23 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Oh, and he also added another 176 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.Oklahoma took down Houston by a final score of 49-31. If Hurts can maintain this level of play, he’ll walk away with the Heisman Trophy and likely put Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff.Next up for the Sooners is a battle against South Dakota. Oklahoma will open as a monstrous favorite.The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Sneha Saha New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 10:19 IST Picture courtesy: Trending leaksHIGHLIGHTSSamsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S10 series of phones with punch hole display on Feb 20.Samsung is reportedly working on a pop-up selfie camera smartphone later this year.The pop-up selfie camera Samsung phone will be the Galaxy A90, reports suggests.The camera game was really strong in 2019. There was Vivo who started the trend of pop-up selfie camera then there was Samsung who brought not three but four cameras on the back to smartphones. Nokia is taking a step ahead and is now all set to launch a five camera setup phone aka Nokia 9 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2019. The Nokia event is scheduled for Feb 24. Before the MWC event kicks off Samsung will take the wraps off its 2019 flagship phone the Galaxy S10 which will come with punch hole display and three cameras. Looks like Samsung is in no mood to rest any time soon. Some new reports suggest that Samsung is working on a pop-up selfie camera smartphone later this year. The pop-up selfie camera Samsung phone will be the Galaxy A90, reports suggests.Update: Some new reports suggest that the concept renders of the Samsung Galaxy A90 are fake. A Twitter user who goes by the name Max J. says, “These Galaxy A90 images by “Trening Leaks” are completely bullshit… just another page searching for attention. The entire page is completely nonsense. STOP TRYING TO FOOL PEOPLE!”Renders of the alleged Galaxy A90 have been leaked on the internet for the first ever time. It is worth noting that there is still time for the launch of the Galaxy A90 so the design renders show may not be the final one and is subjected to change. The Galaxy A90 renders have been leaked by a website named trending leaks. The renders show the alleged A90 from all angles, from both back and front side.advertisementThe renders show the phone with a middle pop-up camera. To recall, in the Vivo NEX the pop-up selfie camera was placed on the left of the phone. In contrary to that the upcoming Vivo V15 Pro is expected to come with a right positioned pop-up selfie camera. Samsung is not copying Vivo as far as the placement of the pop-up camera is concerned. The renders show the pop-up selfie camera to sit in the middle. Having said that, it will be interesting to see if the Galaxy A90 will have slimmer bezels when compared to the Galaxy S10 series or not.The renders further show the Galaxy A90 with triple rear cameras sitting inside the same module. The camera setup is followed by a single LED flash for better picture capture in low-light situations. In the middle of the back panel there’s the Samsung brand logo. Notably, there is no official information from the company on its pop-up camera phone.Past rumours have revealed that Samsung is going to use its in-display fingerprint technology on three A series phones launching this year. Looks like the Galaxy A90 is one of them. The renders don’t how the Galaxy A90 with any sort of physical fingerprint sensor. The phone seems to have no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This means that the Galaxy A90 will embed the fingerprint sensor under the display. Notably, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e launching on Feb 20 will also equip in-display fingerprint sensor. This is for the first time Samsung’s S series phone will come with such a fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi CEO reveals Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone is coming this yearALSO READ | This is Galaxy S10e, Samsung will launch it with Galaxy S10 to take on iPhone XRALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Brain goes against brawnGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidFollow Galaxy A Samsung may soon launch pop-up selfie camera phone, likely to be called Galaxy A90Samsung Galaxy A90 has been leaked in concept renders for the first time. The renders show the phone with middle placed selfie pop-up camera unlike the Vivo NEX that sports the pop-up camera on the left.advertisement
Next Indo-Asian News Service LahoreAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 13:36 IST Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq likely to be appointed their head coach (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMisbah-ul-Haq favourite for Pakistan head coach jobDean Jones might not be considered as Pakistan not keen on foreign coachWaqar Younis, Courtney Walsh in race for bowling coach roleFormer skippers Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younus appear to be the frontrunners for the head coach and bowling coach posts of the Pakistan national team, respectively .The interviews of candidates for the post of head coach were conducted on Thursday in which Misbah, former Test opener Mohsin Hasan Khan and ex-Australian batsman Dean Jones (through video-link) were interviewed.As per Dawn report, both Mohsin and Dean Jones may not be successful for different reasons. The age factor in 65-year-old Mohsin’s case could go against him while Jones could miss the bus on the ground that he is a foreigner as experiment with foreign coaches has not been good for Pakistan in the past.On Friday, the interviews for the post of bowling coach are likely to be conducted by the five-member panel of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).Waqar, who has earlier served as the Pakistan head coach, also appeared for the post of bowling coach. Mohammad Akram withdrew his name in Waqar’s favour, thus enhancing Waqar’s chances.However, former West Indies great Courtney Walsh, who is likely to appear for the interview through video-link, could prove to be competition for the legendary Pakistan pacer.However, PCB would be wary of the fact that dealing with Waqar has not been easy during the past as he quit the post as head coach twice (in 2011 and 2016) and as bowling coach in 2007 in controversial circumstances.His relationship with the current captain Sarfraz Ahmad was also not an ideal one.The coaching posts of Pakistan cricket team have been lying vacant ever since PCB decided not to extend contracts of Mickey Arthur and others, following dismal performance of the Men in Green in the 2019 World Cup.advertisementAlso Read | Watch: Ravi Shastri attempts to sing Bob Marley’s iconic Buffalo SoldierAlso Read | Ambati Rayudu comes out of retirement, says he has enough cricket left in himAlso 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 Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Dean JonesFollow Waqar YounisFollow Courtney Walsh Misbah-ul-Haq likely to pip Dean Jones for Pakistan head coach jobThe interviews for the head coach of Pakistan cricket team were conducted on Thursday. Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan and former Australia cricketer Dean Jones were interviewed for the role. advertisement
Other Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was spotted outside her Pilates studio in Mumbai today.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: She was spotted with Bollywood’s favourite Pilates instructor Namrata Purohit after her workout session.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: For the workout, Janhvi opted for a neon look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She wore a neon blue sports bra with a cut-out sheer neckline.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Flaunting her washboard abs, she paired it with blue mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: She paired the gym ensemble with a sleek top knot.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: She was spotted carrying an Off-White cross body bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: She completed her look by pairing it with blue and pink flip-flops.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: For her glam, Janhvi went with a dewy look with a hint of gloss on her lips.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: On the work front, Janhvi will be seen next in RoohiAfza and The Kargil War, a biopic based on Gunjan Saxena, one of the first female pilots of the country to fly in combat.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Janhvi KapoorSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was spotted outside her Pilates studio in Mumbai today. Flaunting her washboard abs, she wore a neon blue sports bra with a cut-out sheer neckline and blue mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d9c627971a331570529913_1607236_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 15:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and shorts at gymApp headline: Janhvi flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and shorts at gym1200x675:
Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain How to Support the Teachers in Your Life Do you need a bar cart? Probably not. Do you want one? Honestly, we have no idea — but after seeing this collab from Moore & Giles and Jim Meehan, you probably will. Just look at this thing. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen such a gorgeous marriage of form and function.“Water-jet cut stainless steel frame reinforces the stained Virginia black walnut components, ensuring durability over decades of use. The butcher block-like bar top, sealed to prevent stains, has a shallow reservoir carved around its border to contain spills. The Sidecar’s tabletop is bookended by two shelves padded with leather to deaden sound and reinforce the surface from wear and tear levied by repeated use of up to six bottles stocked on each end. A refinement of commercial bar design: the Sidecar’s shelves are an ergonomic innovation that speeds up service without compromising accessibility. The bottles are cradled by leather-wrapped hexagonal brass handles fabricated to facilitate pinpoint steering and a firm grip. Built-in caddies positioned below house leather-lined serving trays for the bartender to butler rounds built for a table. The leather-matted low cabinet is ideal to store backup bottles or tools stowed in a Moore & Giles Meehan Bag. The long cabinet conceals a handmade brass-bound wooden bin, accessible from either side of the cart via a sliding drawer, which may be lined to dispose of watery service ice. The shallow drawer above the long cabinet is perfect for coasters, the PDT Cocktail Book and bar tools. To maintain consistent and unfettered access to the bin and drawer the long pocket doors utilize sophisticated internal hardware that allows them to slide inconspicuously into the body of the cart. The knife handle construction and aesthetics, which inspired the Sidecar’s stainless steel frame, are revisited in the exposed pins along the wooden bar that guards carefully spaced rows of thin brass rods forming orderly bins for storage of tumblers, highballs, pilsner, wine and cocktail glasses. Polished brass handles are flush mounted into each Tuscan leather inlaid door to prevent interference with the server’s shins. The Sidecar rolls (or rests) on precision-turned casters fabricated for concert grand pianos. Solid brass and wrapped with a protective coating to preserve delicate floors: the wheels swivel and lock with precision. A tribute to it’s functionality on either side and an allusion to the classic cognac cocktail, the Sidecar also serves as a handsome hutch to showcase decanters or prized bottles; and is the ideal place to store bar tools and glassware.”
The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Dry cleaning can be a hassle. It’s expensive, it can take a long time, and it isn’t very good for the environment. Unfortunately there aren’t that many alternatives, but luckily the folks at Whirlpool and Tide have come up with a machine that solves all these problems.Named the Swash, the system helps save your dry cleaning problems in three ways: First of all it saves time by helping garments look their best under 10 minutes. Second of all, it cuts your dry cleaning costs down by about 50 percent. Third of all, it saves your clothes by preventing dyes from fading and fabrics from pilling. White, blue and orange lights count down cycle completions and also alert you in case anything goes wrong. In addition, it’s nice and compact, so for those of you who don’t live in compact apartments, there’s plenty of room to store Swash, which can fit right into your closet. And, you don’t need any complicated water pipes, just a standard outlet.In those 10 minutes, it removes wrinkles, neutralizes odors, and restores the fit of your clothes, returning them to the condition that you bought them in. How about that? You may never have to go to the dry cleaner again.Still not sure about it? Swash only costs $500, and if that investment is too high, they’re giving a 45-day risk-free trial.We have to say, with all the delicate clothes in our wardrobe and the nuisance of ironing and dry cleaning, Swash just might be a god send.For more information, visit swash.com. Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn
West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys Brandi Chastain Wants to Get People Talking About Women’s Sports and Keep the Conversation Going Forever A Closer Look at the Inspiration Behind Backcountry’s In-House Apparel The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Why Are All These Celebrities Shotgunning Beers? Editors’ Recommendations Brands have long thrown “Sport” on their labels to appease those seeking a more athletic lifestyle without having any real athlete backing it. But now there’s a brand embraced by professional athletes and average humans alike: Art of Sport.Art of Sport founder Matthias Metternich uses athletes, like partner and basketball great Kobe Bryant, to hone formulas and test products before launching them in the market. With a roster of athletes like Houston Rocket, James Harden; Chicago Cub, Javier Baez; Pittsburgh Steeler, JuJu Smith-Schuster; skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler; surfer, Sage Erickson; and motocross racer, Ken Roczen, the brand’s grooming products — like deodorants, sunscreen, recovery cream and body soap — are now not only athlete-approved, but also available to the consumer.“The goal is, if Nike is what you wear and Powerade is what you drink, [Art of Sport] want[s] to be the brand that every athlete applies to their skin and trusts to do its job,” Metternich said. “Athlete doesn’t mean the gym rat. If you have a body, you’re an athlete.”A frequent entrepreneur, Metternich realized the opportunity to develop an athlete-backed grooming brand while in a CVS sunscreen aisle. At the time, he noticed the haphazard use of the word “Sport” on the packaging. “When I think of sport brands, I don’t think of Banana Boat,” said Metternich, who then walked through the aisles and noticed the similar issue on other products. “Nothing about the formulations had any sport integrity to them.”Coming from an age that saw brands like Nike and Adidas dedicated to athletes and building products serving those same athletes, Matternich wanted to bring that same dedication to grooming products. As he explored his new idea, he recruited some of the premiere skincare scientists, Dr. Shekhar Mitra and Dr. Laurence Dryer, to help develop Art of Sport’s line.Art of Sport’s roster of athletes.Dryer is a former vice president of research and development at The Honest Company, focusing on better and safer product formulas for mothers and babies. Mitra was a long-time Procter & Gamble innovation executive with more than 300 patents in his name, including work on Crest White Strips and Old Spice Clinical Strength.For more than a year, the brand worked out formulas to optimize delivery to the skin and offer some form of performance enhancement, like those you might get from a moisture-wicking shirt, without the use of common chemicals found in other skincare products. The process was still missing a key component: the athlete. Which is where Bryant entered the picture. Relatively fresh off his lengthy professional basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant became intensely involved in the startup company, Metternich said.Bryant either tested the products himself for extensive feedback or recruited athlete ambassadors for the same. The athletes all came from a wide an array of sports, with what Metternich said had “an approach to sports, style or attitude that is unique or original.”Currently, the brand lacks winter sport athletes, but Metternich said it’s on the company’s map, as are other additional athletes. He and Bryant alike stress the importance of putting these products through the ropes with real athletes for real feedback.“An athlete, at any level, is always focused on how to improve,” Bryant said. “With Art of Sport, the goal is simple – provide innovative body care products designed for sports performance. We brought together the best minds in skincare to develop products that allow athletes to stay focused on competition.”To check out all of Art of Sport’s products, head over to the brand’s official site.Shop Now
This has been the goal of the Island Council for Jamaica Legion, which maintains the Curphey Home in Newport, Manchester. Story Highlights Jamaicans are being encouraged to assist in the welfare of the country’s ex-service men, by donating to the cause. Through its annual National Poppy Appeal, now underway, the legion is seeking to raise funds to maintain the home. As the world community prepares to recognize the sacrifices of war veterans on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, Jamaicans are being encouraged to assist in the welfare of the country’s ex-service men, by donating to the cause.Having fought valiantly alongside servicemen from other countries, during the two most extensive global conflicts of all time – World War I (1914 to 1918) and World War II (1939 to 1945), it is only fitting that Jamaica’s war veterans be given the opportunity to enjoy their twilight years in comfort.This has been the goal of the Island Council for Jamaica Legion, which maintains the Curphey Home in Newport, Manchester, a residential facility for indigent ex-servicemen and women.Founded in 1958, the home, which is the only establishment of its kind in Jamaica, provides food, clothing and nursing for residents on a daily basis. There are currently 13 residents at the facility.Through its annual National Poppy Appeal, now underway, the legion is seeking to raise funds to maintain the home and assist the welfare of other ex-servicemen across the island.Chairman of the Legion, Colonel (Ret’d) Torrance Lewis, tells JIS News that in addition to running the Curphey Home, the funds go toward the general support of ex-servicemen through grants and pensions.He says that there are approximately 200 veterans still living across the island, who are no longer self-sufficient. The widows are also taken care of even when the war veterans pass on.“We would like people to contribute as much as possible. Every time they see a poppy tin, just drop something in it. That is the main source of getting funds to maintain the health of the ex-service men. Sometimes, they are people who have served before there was the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), they have no medical cover and so we have to finance their entire welfare. We also give the existing ex-service men, those who are needy, we give them a grant each month. In fact, we will be paying out a grant monthly to about 100 ex-servicemen,” he informs.Shortly before and during the observance of Remembrance Day, cans are normally distributed to collect funds in exchange for paper poppies. Colonel Lewis informs that the donation cans and poppies are placed in various stores, banks, and other places. Cadets are also on the streets with tins asking for donations.“We also send out letters to companies and the National Poppy Appeal has different fund raising sessions – band concerts, fish fry… whatever it is, different ways of raising money for the funds, and the aim usually is to try and get as much as would maintain the Curphey Home, which cost in the region of about $6 million or $7 million a year to maintain it,” he notes.Colonel Lewis informs that the Jamaica Legion gets a grant from the Government of about $650,000 a month to assist the ex-soldiers. The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the British World Government League also provide support.For war veteran, Arthur (Roy) Knight, this gesture to improve the lives and recognise the contributions of ex-servicemen is significant, as during the wars, they faced injury and death every day, even while not on duty.Only 20 years old when he enlisted, the now 88 year-old former Right Lieutenant, who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, tells JIS News that he risked his life to serve his country and to ensure a free world.“If Germany had won the war, we would be slaves. So I felt very well to have served. (Adolph) Hitler wasn’t a nice man you know? Hitler was a serious man; he wanted to conquer the world,” he asserts.There were about 4, 000 to 5,000 Jamaicans, who were involved in the wars. Many Jamaicans served in the Royal Air Force. Others joined the ground forces of the British army and the Canadian forces.The nation will celebrate Remembrance Day or Veterans’ Day (as it is referred to in the United States) on Sunday, November 10, with the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the War Memorial epitaph, National Heroes Park.The day is observed in Jamaica on the Sunday closest to the November 11 day, when the First World War came to an end.In addition to the national ceremony, which will feature cannon blasts and moments of silence for the veterans, Remembrance Day celebrations will be held island-wide. Members of the public are invited to attend any of these ceremonies at epitaphs in all parish capitals, which are organised by the custodes and parish councils.The National Heroes Park celebrations will include: uniformed groups parade and laying of floral tributes by the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Justice, Mayor of Kingston, JDF Chief of Defence Staff, Commissioner of Police, as well as several representatives from the diplomatic corps.The Commissioner of Corrections, Chairman of the Jamaica Legion and representatives of St. John Ambulance and the Royal Air Force, will also place floral tributes in memory for those who died in the war while serving the country.
Story Highlights Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on May 24, Acting Executive Director of the JNHT, Dorrick Gray, said a preservationist architect has been working with the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to ensure that guidelines are followed and repairs “fit into the overall structure of the building.” The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) is monitoring repairs at the Ward Theatre to ensure that its heritage value is maintained.Renovation work is ongoing at the theatre, a historical landmark situated on North Parade in downtown Kingston.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on May 24, Acting Executive Director of the JNHT, Dorrick Gray, said a preservationist architect has been working with the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to ensure that guidelines are followed and repairs “fit into the overall structure of the building.”He pointed out that any changes to the building will have to be approved by the JNHT, although the building is managed by the KSAMC.“It is a declared monument and we are interested in ensuring that the integrity of that building is maintained,” he added.As it relates to what areas of the building will be maintained, Mr. Gray said the structure is being assessed, after which the details will be discussed with the KSAMC.However, he noted that several areas are made of wood and they have insects and termites.“So, a lot of those will have to be replaced. But it is a work in progress,” Mr. Gray said.Highlighting the importance of the building, he argued that it represents “the local art of us as a people and the birth of the annual Pantomime.”Mr. Gray said the Ward Theatre, donated to the City of Kingston by Colonel C.J. Ward in 1912, is the last of four structures to have been constructed on the same site.He noted that the first one was built in 1770.“The last one before this theatre was built was destroyed by the 1907 earthquake,” he added.The Ward Theatre, which was declared a national monument in January 2000, is among some 300 sites declared as protected heritage by the JNHT. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) is monitoring repairs at the Ward Theatre to ensure that its heritage value is maintained.