Month: October 2019

  • 10 months agoBerger urges Liverpool to go for Double

    first_imgBerger urges Liverpool to go for Doubleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Patrik Berger has urged Jurgen Klopp not to prioritise trophies this season.After sneaking through to the last 16 of the Champions League, courtesy of a 1-0 win over Napoli earlier this month, Berger sees no reason why they cannot dominate both at home and abroad.He told the Mirror: “It won’t be easy to get to the final again because the teams they have to face are great sides. But that European run has definitely helped them at home as well.”Any trophy would be fantastic for them to win, but, obviously, the fans want the title because they have had to wait so long.“Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005 and 2001 was a pretty good year too. But they still haven’t won the Premier League and that’s something that those fans would love to see change.“Liverpool is all about the trophies, so I wouldn’t mind the Champions League and the Premier League, that would be the dream. Why not be greedy?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 9 months agoToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia: Barcelona signing Tobido similar to Varane

    first_imgToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia: Barcelona signing Tobido similar to Varaneby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia is backing Jean-Clair Tobido for success with Barcelona.The defender will join Barca at the end of the season and Garcia has likened him to Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.The on-loan Manchester City midfielder said, “He’s a great player. “Similar to Varane? We do not like comparisons, but it’s true that he has similar characteristics. “Currently, we see little. It’s a situation and it affected us in Ligue 1. When we see him, we talk about it in the locker room. He has great qualities.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 24 days agoKeane: Hard work watching this Man Utd team

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Hard work watching this Man Utd teamby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane is having a tough time watching his former side.The Red Devils were unable to maintain their one-goal lead over Arsenal on Monday night, eventually walking away with a point.And Keane says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is lacking quality.”It’s hard work watching them, but I bet it’s hard work for the players too,” Keane told Sky Sports .”It’s just not happening, but you have to persevere, you have to stick at it, and hopefully things will change.”But they have to get a big result soon, just to give the players a bit of confidence.”He added: “We talk about winning games consistently, we talk about getting momentum into your team.”The effort was there, but there was a real lack of quality. United could have won it 2-0, 3-0, but Arsenal deserve a little bit of credit, they responded well at half time.”But belief, confidence, a combination of those things is needed.”United aren’t cutting teams open, they get the goal really from a counter attack, and that’s where the team are at the moment.” last_img read more

  • 9 hours agoScholes slams Man Utd for Euro win: Zero encouragement

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Scholes slams Man Utd for Euro win: Zero encouragementby Paul Vegas9 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Paul Scholes slammed the performance for their 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.Anthony Martial’s first half penalty was the difference between the sides but the hosts were guilty of squandering several good chances to level.”I think after the Liverpool game there was a little bit of encouragement,” he said to BT Sport. “But then you come back to tonight and it seems very similar to the start of the season. “It’s like a team of strangers, it’s like they’ve never played with each other before. There’s no link between the midfield players and the strikers. The weight of pass at times was so bad. “You want to be encouraged you want to see some bits of good play now and again, a one-two here and there, the number 10 receiving the ball on the half turn, but there’s a lack of encouragement.Phil Jones partnered Harry Maguire at centre-back in Belgrade and struggled as he made just his third start of the season and Scholes was also critical of United’s rearguard and lack of ingenuity. “I think defensively they were quite poor as well tonight,” he added. “Second half there was only one team that looks like scoring. I don’t see anything. A lot of the games they’re going to have the ball but they have to be cleverer.” last_img read more

  • Van Dijk proud of record-breaking Liverpool defence

    first_imgVirgil van Dijk is proud of Liverpool’s exceptional defensive record this season but insists that he is not the reason for the Reds’ improvement.Van Dijk has been in fine form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this term and his dominant performances have helped the league leaders go unbeaten in the opening half of the campaign, conceding just seven goals.And, in an article on Liverpool’s website to mark a year since the Dutchman’s arrival from Southampton for a world-record fee for a defender of £75 million ($94m), Van Dijk has expressed his pride following a superb 12 months at Anfield. 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? “Our defensive record this season has been spoken about a lot and I’m definitely proud of it,” Van Dijk wrote.”The entire team has contributed towards it and we should all be proud of the fact we’re trying to keep clean sheets, not only the defence.”Everyone has done their bit. We all do it together. Everyone is a big part of the records we’ve set.”We all do it together and that’s something to be proud of collectively. Setting club records is very, very nice and something to stimulate everyone else to keep going and not be satisfied with what we have right now.”Hopefully we’ll all be happy at the end of the season with something to show for it.”One year ago I joined @LFC It’s been an incredible year and I’ve loved every minute pic.twitter.com/ufN7O9qUC0— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) December 27, 2018Van Dijk has been hailed as the player who has solved Liverpool’s defensive problems and the 27-year-old accepts that, had the Reds’ frailties remained, he would have come under scrutiny.”It’s very important to me all the lads get the recognition,” he continued. “When things are going well people will probably say that I am the one that changed things, but it is not like that.”But if things are not going well, I am the guy that will get the blame because of my transfer fee. But that’s the life we live as footballers.”Liverpool sit six points clear at the top thanks to a 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day, though their title chances could be put to the test when they host Arsenal on Saturday, before facing champions Manchester City on January 3. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

  • Seth Russell Injury Update: Baylor QB Has Dislocated Ankle, Getting X-Rays

    first_imgSeth Russell has a dislocated ankle coming from this play.Twitter/@DemetricDWarrenSeth Russell injury update: Baylor’s starting quarterback has a dislocated ankle, and is being taken in for x-rays at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.Earlier in the game, Russell was tackled, and suffered an incredibly gruesome-looking injury, that most watching thought would be a season-ender. Watch the play with caution, especially if you are squeamish.Baylor QB Seth Russell breaks his leg. #Prayers #BayvsOU https://t.co/VtapyyVoMJ— Coach Warren (@DemetricDWarren) November 12, 2016According to ESPN Big 12 reporter Jake Trotter, Baylor says that its starting quarterback has a dislocated ankle, and he is going in for x-rays.According to Baylor, Seth Russell has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle and is getting an x-ray at the stadium.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 12, 2016A dislocated ankle is incredibly serious, but based on the video, it definitely looked a lot worse. We wish Russell a speedy recovery. We’ll keep you updated as more comes out about the extent of Russell’s injury.Oklahoma leads Baylor 42-24 early in the fourth quarter, in this game, which could be instrumental in deciding the Big 12 champion. Oklahoma is 7-2, while Baylor is 6-2 on the season, though the Sooners are 6-0 in Big 12 play.last_img read more

  • Icardi wants to stay at Inter ‘at least another year’

    first_imgInter striker Mauro Icardi wants to remain at the club for “at least another year”, according to his wife and agent Wanda Nara.The Serie A club confirmed that former Chelsea and Juventus boss Antonio Conte had been appointed as Luciano Spalletti’s successor on Friday morning and it remains to be seen what the future holds for Icardi.Press reports in Argentina and Italy had claimed that the Italian had specifically requested that he doesn’t want Icardi as part of his squad when he was in negotiations to take over at San Siro. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But TyC Sports claims that Wanda Nara has refuted those suggestions and insisted that the 26-year-old wants to remain at Inter for at least another season.She said: “He has one-and-a-half years left on his contract and his intention is to continue at Inter for at least another year.”Icardi joined Inter from Sampdoria back in 2013 and, despite his incredible goalscoring record for the club, his time with the Nerazzurri has not been without controversy.There have been frequent reports of fallings out with team-mates, while he was stripped of the captaincy earlier in 2019 and, in the aftermath of that decision, didn’t play for the club for almost two months.He has, however, insisted that he remains committed to Inter, posting an Instagram message on May 17 that addressed the supporters and attempted to clarify any “misunderstandings” that had been reported in the media.He wrote: “Because recently the media have reported news that does not reflect my thoughts, I want to inform our fans that I have repeatedly informed Inter about my will to remain with the club.”Hopefully now there will be no more misunderstandings. I understand the interests of the press in selling fake news so I would rather clarify things personally. I have already expressed the will to stay because Inter is my family.”Time will reveal who is speaking the truth. Forza Inter, always.”Icardi, who is contracted to the club until 2021, has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid and it remains to be seen whether Conte will see him as a big part of his long-term plans.The Argentine has scored 124 goals in all competitions for Inter and is their eighth highest scorer of all-time.last_img read more

  • Napoli confirm talks for James with Lozano lined up as alternative

    first_imgNapoli will try to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer but will turn their attention to PSV star Hirving Lozano if they fail to land coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice, says president Aurelio De Laurentiis.The Colombian attacking midfielder and winger first worked with Ancelotti when he was signed by Madrid in 2014 and it was the Italian who brought him to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal in 2017.Their time together in Munich lasted just three months, however, as Ancelotti was sacked in September that year and Bayern opted against activating their option to sign James on a permanent basis. 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 27-year-old does not seem to have a future at Madrid under coach Zinedine Zidane and has been linked with several clubs in the Premier League and Serie A.While De Laurentiis admits he is not convinced James is the player his side need as they look to build a team capable of challenging for the title next season, he hopes to grant his coach’s wish by reuniting the pair.”James Rodriguez is Ancelotti’s wish. I don’t know if we need him 100 percent, but his talent isn’t in doubt,” he told  Radio Kiss Kiss .  “I must help my coach. He wants James and I won’t bat an eyelid, even if he’s very expensive.” But the Serie A runners-up have alternative options lined up, with 23-year-old Mexico winger Lozano also in their sights.”If James doesn’t go through with Jorge Mendes, we’ll go forward with Mino Raiola about the possibility of taking Lozano,” De Laurentiis added.The Stadio San Paolo club are also looking to invest in their defence by signing Kostas Manolas from Roma to replace Raul Albiol, though the president admits he has some concerns about the 28-year-old.”We’ve been working on Manolas since Albiol announced his desire to leave,” he said. “With Manolas, however, there are issues with his character. We need our players to be very calm. Roma are another problem because they’ve changed their sporting direction. We’re checking to see if we can sign him at a fair and reasonable price.”Manolas is already at a certain age and can’t be resold. He’s fine by me, but we mustn’t waste money and he has a big salary.”last_img read more

  • Urban Meyer’s Daughters Have A Message For His Critics

    first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Urban Meyer issued a strong statement on Friday afternoon, clarifying the reason for his suspension at Ohio State, attempting to correct some of the “narrative” that’s been playing out in the media.The Buckeyes’ head coach, suspended for the first three games of the season, says he was not suspended for covering up any domestic violence. He was suspended because of how long he employed a troubled assistant coach.“My fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues,” Meyer said.Ohio State’s president, Michael V. Drake, said the following at last month’s press conference:“I want to state clearly that we believe Urban Meyer did not and does not condone domestic abuse,” Drake said. “However, he did fail to take sufficient management action regarding Zach Smith — and he was not as complete and accurate at media days and did not uphold the high standards and values of the university on that day.”The full statement from Urban Meyer on Friday can be seen below:pic.twitter.com/IVNDr3gZCt— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 31, 2018Urban Meyer’s family has supported him strongly during this saga. Urban’s daughters, Nicki and GiGi, were vocal on Twitter in a reaction to this statement.“Because people can’t seem to get it right. Setting record straight – look at the facts,” Nicki Meyer wrote in response to one critic.Because people can’t seem to get it right. Setting record straight – look at the facts. https://t.co/XVwXkNo8NC— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) August 31, 2018“Time to see the facts. Not the narrative,” Gigi wrote.Time to see the facts. Not the narrative. https://t.co/f2hEY9PZR0— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) August 31, 2018Both daughters went on to retweet some pro-Urban Meyer responses.“I’m so fired up today!!!! #TeamMeyer,” Nicki wrote.I’m so fired up today!!!! #TeamMeyer pic.twitter.com/Lfb504A3Jl— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) August 31, 2018Ohio State, meanwhile, is set to open its season today. The Buckeyes are set to take on Oregon State at noon.Urban’s wife, Shelley Meyer, had a message for Buckeye Nation.“TO ALL OF BUCKEYE NATION: Thank you , in advance, for supporting these awesome young men as they represent this GREAT university tomorrow in the Horseshoe, along w TBDBITL and the BEST FANS IN THE LAND. Love and respect, Shelley, Urban, Nicki, Gigi, and Nate GO BUCKS!” she wrote.TO ALL OF BUCKEYE NATION: Thank you ??, in advance, for supporting these awesome young men as they represent this GREAT university tomorrow in the Horseshoe, along w TBDBITL and the BEST FANS IN THE LAND. Love and respect, Shelley, Urban, Nicki, Gigi, and Nate GO BUCKS!— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) August 31, 2018Ohio State and Oregon State are set to kick off at noon. The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

  • Les Miles Bothered By Question At Introductory Press Conference

    first_imgLes Miles looks on during a game against Alabama.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 07: Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers, looks on during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Kansas’ new head football coach, Les Miles, was introduced at a press conference this evening.One question in particular seemed to bother the former LSU head coach, who has had to answer similar questions before.The question’s topic: Offense.Miles was criticized during the latter years of his time at LSU for having an uncreative offense that didn’t best utilize his talent. This evening, he was once again asked about his offense and if anything is going to change.The Jayhawks’ new head coach didn’t seem to like the question.“I can tell you, when we had Mettenberger, we threw for 3,300 yards and had two 1,000-yard receivers. When we had passers, we threw it. When we had players who couldn’t throw well, we ran the football and won 10 a year,” he said.Wanna hit the nerve? Ask Miles about changing his offense.”I can tell you, when we had Mettenberger, we threw for 3,300 yards and had two 1,000-yard receivers. When we had passers, we threw it. When we had players who couldn’t throw well, we ran the football and won 10 a year.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 18, 2018One noted college football analyst didn’t seem to like his answer.I watched this answer. Miles still doesn’t think there’s any major philosophical changes to be made. https://t.co/7tnf5fibcr— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 18, 2018There are some who are definitely skeptical of Miles’ ability to work at Kansas, though most of the college football world seems to like it.At the very least, it should be entertaining.last_img read more

  • Former Patriots, Nebraska CB Charged With 2 Felonies

    first_imggeneral view of Memorial Stadium from field level.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 1: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field after a time out during their game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Purdue 35-14. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)A former Nebraska Cornhuskers and New England Patriots cornerback has been charged with several felonies in Lancaster County in Nebraska.According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Alfonzo Dennard, who played for Nebraska from 2008 to 2011 and for New England from 2012 to 2014, has been charged with assaulting an officer and second-degree resisting arrest.The charges come on the heels of a traffic stop this past Sunday.The stop reportedly took place at around 1:15 am local time, early that morning.Per the report, Dennard was pulled over on the day in question for having expired registration tags.The police decided to arrest him for allegedly having an expired license and insurance card, and for having failed to appear in court for a prior traffic ticket.The Lincoln Journal Star then describes “a struggle” that occurred afterwards:Police said when he was told he was being arrested for driving under suspension, Dennard tensed up, wouldn’t let the officer pull his left arm behind his back and said, “Come on, you’re a sad individual.”A struggle moved into the middle of the street, and Dennard was able to free his right arm and get back to his SUV, according to police. Several more officers arrived and helped get him into custody at 1:34 a.m., a total of 19 minutes after the stop had begun.Three officers were left with scrapes as a result of the scuffle, they said.Dennard had several big games in his first two seasons and was a part of the Patriots’ 2014 Super Bowl run, earning a ring after their Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Seattle Seahawks.[Lincoln Journal Star]last_img read more

  • College GameDay’s Guest Picker For Week 1 Has Been Revealed

    first_imgBo Jackson at the national title game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 06: Former Auburn Tigers player Bo Jackson on the field before the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)College GameDay is in Fort Worth, Texas for Week 1 of the 2019 college football season. No. 16 Auburn and No. 11 Oregon will be squaring off in a highly-anticipated SEC/Pac-12 showdown. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Auburn legend Bo Jackson revealed that he will be the guest picker for the first 2019 edition of ESPN’s beloved show.It’s already going to be a special broadcast for Auburn fans, as longtime announcer Rod Bramblett – who died in a car crash earlier this year – will get a special tribute. But Auburn fans will get another exciting treat as well.It is an exciting pick for Tiger fans, ahead of what might be Saturday’s best game. Jackson announced that he’ll be on the show this morning.Saturday morning.Sundance Square.#CollegeGamedaySee you there.War Eagle.— Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) August 30, 2019 Bo Jackson is arguably the biggest star in the history of Auburn football. He was a three-time All-SEC selection and a two-time consensus All-American.In 1985 he won the Heisman Trophy after rushing for 1,786 yards and 17 touchdowns.And he did all of that while simultaneously lettering in baseball.Jackson would go on to star in both the NFL and Major League Baseball, going No. 1 overall in the 1986 draft. He played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders and was an All-Star outfielder for the Kansas City Royals.The Auburn Tigers will take on the Oregon Ducks at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will air on ABC.last_img read more

  • Masaba Gupta flaunts her curves in halterneck backless monokini on Mexican beaches. See pics

    first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 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 picsOther 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: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Bollywoods favourite designer, Masaba Gupta is currently holidaying with her girl gang in Mexico.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Neena Gupta’s daughter has been posting jealousy inducing images with picturesque backdrops on her social media.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: In a series of images, Masaba can be seen flaunting her curvy figure in a monokini made by her brand.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: For a dinner date with her girlies, Masaba donned a silver jumpsuit with plunging neckline and spaghetti straps and we are loving it.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Masaba Gupta flaunts her hour glass figure like no other. In this image, she can be seen wearing a red bikini top with statement jewellery.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: In another image that the designer shared, she can be seen flaunting her tan that she got from chilling on the Mexican beaches.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Her halter neck backless green monokini has floral print all over it.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Another image shows Masaba wearing a black sports bra with a pair of mini shorts of the same colour on the white sand.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: The designer is rocking her monokini with beautiful dreads and oversized black sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Masaba GuptaCeleb fashionSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Bollywoods favourite designer, Masaba Gupta is currently holidaying with her girl gang in Mexico. For her look, she donned a halter neck backless green monokini.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5ccea76c2f97e1557047148_1517554_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 14:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Masaba Gupta flaunts her curves in halterneck backless monokini on Mexican beaches. See picsApp headline: Masaba Gupta flaunts her curves in halterneck backless monokini on Mexican beaches. See picslast_img read more

  • BJP, RSS activists wearing uniforms of central forces & entering Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    first_img Press Trust of India KolkataMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 17:04 IST Mamata Banerjee said, “A few retired officers are being used by the Modi government to conduct polling here and they are doing whatever they feel like.” (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSCentral forces are being instructed to influence voters: MamataBanerjee said a TMC worker was injured in firing by central forces770 companies of central forces were deployed for phase 6 polls in BengalIterating that the BJP government was using the central forces to influence voters in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she feared that BJP and RSS activists have entered the state, sporting the uniform of the forces, to conduct polling.”I do not disrespect the central forces. But they are being instructed to influence the voters. On the pretext of deploying central forces in West Bengal, the BJP is forcefully pushing BJP and RSS activists here.”I doubt that some RSS activists in (central forces’) uniform are being pushed into West Bengal,” Banerjee said while addressing a rally in Basanti area of South 24 Parganas district here.Banerjee also said that a Trinamool Congress worker was injured in the firing by the central forces’ officers in-charge of the security of BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh in Ghatal constituency.”Today, there was a firing by the central forces inside a booth. I have heard that one of my brothers, belonging to the minority community, was injured,” she said. Banerjee also alleged that central forces personnel were asking voters standing in queues to exercise franchise in favour of the saffron party.”How can they do that? Is this the job of the central forces to ask voters to cast vote for the BJP? A few retired officers are being used by the Modi government to conduct polling here and they are doing whatever they feel like,” Banerjee said.”You should be ashamed of doing this (asking people to vote for Modi)… You are here to do a job. Today you are under Modi, tomorrow you will be under somebody else. Then what will you do?” She said.advertisementIn Sunday’s sixth phase of polling in eight Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, around 770 companies of central forces were deployed to ensure free and fair elections.Also read | LS polls Phase 6 voting: Another polling day but same story of firing, clashes, lathicharge in West BengalAlso read | Outrage as BJP worker arrested for Didi memeWatch | Mamata Banerjee picks up fans who were pushed by security personnelGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mamata BanerjeeFollow BJP Next BJP, RSS activists wearing uniforms of central forces & entering Bengal: Mamata Banerjee”You should be ashamed of doing this (asking people to vote for Modi)… You are here to do a job. Today you are under Modi, tomorrow you will be under somebody else. Then what will you do?” Mamata said.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Waqar Younis slams senior Pakistan players for ‘lingering on in their careers’

    first_img Press Trust of India KarachiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 17:33 IST Mohammad Hafeez was the oldest player in Pakistan team at the Cricket World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan had 7 players in their World Cup squad of 15 who were over 30Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik were the oldest in the team at 38 and 37 respectivelyShoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODIs after Pakistan’s exit from the World CupSenior Pakistan players are guilty of stretching their careers way after they are past their prime, said former captain Waqar Younis, urging the country’s Cricket Board to make no compromises on fitness and form to avoid debacles like the just-concluded World Cup.Pakistan were knocked out in the round-robin stage of the mega-event which ended with hosts England winning the title on Sunday.”Till the last moment, our World Cup squad was not final and clear. There is a big problem that senior players try to linger on in their careers and there is no one to tell them it is time for them to retire gracefully,” Waqar said without taking any specifying any names.”For the last so many years, we see the same thing. At the last moment, seniors are brought in as the authorities are scared to lose in a big tournament,” he added.Lashing out at those defending Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup on the basis of the fact that the team won its last four matches, Waqar made it clear the team should never have been in such a position.”The way we struggled to win against Afghanistan in the final over it should not be like that. Our biggest problem is we make compromises in selection on fitness issues, seniority, and other matters,” he said in an interview to the Daily Jang newspaper.Waqar, who was replaced as head coach of the national team in 2016 by Mickey Arthur after a nearly two-and-half-year stint, said it was clear in the World Cup that the fitness of Pakistani players was way below the other competing sides in the tournament.advertisement”After every World Cup, we see the same script in our cricket with only the characters changed. But this is not the way to move forward we need to assess where we are going wrong,” he said.”Every four years we do the same exercise change the captain, sack the coaches and shoot the chief selector and blame the domestic structure but this leads to nowhere and the same mistakes are repeated again,” he added.Waqar said five years back he had given a comprehensive plan to the Pakistan Cricket Board on how to take the game forward.”I told them no compromises on fitness, development of players who can play at the rate of 3 and a half and 4 runs per over and seniors being told to retire at the right time but nothing came off it,” he said.Waqar also insisted that he had no ambitions to become the team’s head coach again.”There is a new set-up in the PCB and they have new ideas which is good but it is not necessary I can do something good for Pakistan cricket only being the head coach. I can do that in any position. If the PCB offers me something I will definitely think over it,” he said.But Waqar also expressed concern over the sort of the abusive criticism that the team was subjected to following its World Cup ouster.”…I think criticism should be civilised and not personal and we shouldn’t fall below decency standards,” he said.Also Read | Inzamam-ul-Haq to step down as Pakistan chief selector after July 30Also Read | Pakistan teenage sensation Shaheen Afridi on his 6-wicket haul: It was incredibleFor 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 Waqar YounisFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Cricket World Cup 2019 Next Waqar Younis slams senior Pakistan players for ‘lingering on in their careers’Lashing out at those defending Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup on the basis of the fact that the team won its last four matches, Waqar Younis made it clear the team should never have been in such a position.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh register 3rd consecutive win

    first_imgVijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh register 3rd consecutive winVijay Hazare Trophy: Murali Vijay’s 117 helped Tamil Nadu to beat Jammu and Kashmir while Chandigarh defeated Assam by 21 runs to register their third consecutive win in the Plate Group.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 19:33 IST Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu team in action (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTSChandigarh jumped to the top of Plate group standings with 12 points from four gamesMurali Vijay and his 166-run second wicket partnershp with Aparajith (86 not out) saw TN coast homeFor Assam, Pritam Das tok three wickets for 26 runsOut of favour India batsman Murali Vijay smashed a superb ton (117) to power Tamil Nadu to its fifth straight win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group C, beating Jammu and Kashmir by eight wickets on Friday while left-arm pacer Barinder Sran and Bipul Sharma claimed three wickets apiece as Chandigarh defeated Assam by 21 runs to register their third consecutive win in the Plate Group.By virtue of this win, Chandigarh jumped to the top of Plate group standings with 12 points from four games.Electing to bat after rain curtailed the match to 20 overs-a-side affair, Chandigarh posted 166 for seven.Preet Kamal was their top-scorer with a 25-ball 34 (3x4s, 1×6) but it was no. 9 batsman Jaskarandeep Singh, who produced the late flourish with a 14-ball unbeaten 28-run knock (2x4s, 2x6s).For Assam, Pritam Das tok three wickets for 26 runs.In reply, Assam were bundled out for 145 in 19.5 overs with Bipul Sharma (3/14) and Sran (3/25) claiming the honours.The other two Plate Group matches — Puducherry vs Nagaland and Uttarakhand vs Mizoram — were abandoned because of rain.In other match between Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir:Chasing 234 for a win, Vijay and his 166-run second wicket partnershp with Aparajith (86 not out) saw TN coast home.Vijay, fresh from a county stint with Somerset, played superb shots all round the wicket.After a cautious start, the stylish right-hander went on overdrive to fashion Tamil Nadu’s win.Earlier, sent in to bat, J&K made slow progress before three wickets, including that of captain Parvez Rasool (6) set the team back.advertisementOpener Qamran Iqbal held firm and made 67 (87 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) and there were important contributions from the consistent Shubham Singh Pundir 66 and Abdul Samad, which helped J&K reach a respectable score of 233 in 50overs.For Tamil Nadu, left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore was the best bowler, returning figures of 2 for 17 in his quota of 10 overs.Left-arm medium pacer T Natarajan (2/45) also scalped two wickets.Also Read | This is the start of a great career for Quinton de Kock: Dean ElgarAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Vijay Hazare TrophyFollow Tamil Nadulast_img read more

  • A Few Things About That “Sushi” You’re Eating

    first_img Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States With summer just around the corner, we’ve got fresh fish on the brain. So we sat down with Chef Toru Oga, Kyoto-trained master sushi chef and owner of Oga’s in Natick, Massachusetts. His restaurant opened in 2001, and has been lauded as one of the best sushi restaurants in the region for the past twelve years. The Boston Globe deemed it one of the Most Authentic Restaurants of 2005 and claimed that by eating at the sushi bar and watching Oga and his chefs work, “you could almost be in Tokyo.” Oga gave us an unscripted, expert’s take on what more people might want to know about the tasty Japanese cuisine.That stuff you’re eating isn’t sushiWell, it is and it isn’t. Food tastes and definitions change over time, so most people living in the U.S. today would call your basic California roll – rice, wrapped around seaweed, wrapped around fish in a circle – “sushi.” But according to Japanese tradition, sushi is a slice of fish or egg over a bed of rice, period. No added fruit, seaweed, or spicy mayo tobiko sauce. The maki rolls with lots of stuff piled on top and in between (delicious though they may be), are typically from Chinese and Korean traditions. The nigiri rolls on your menu, simple and classic, are what Japanese sushi connoisseurs like Oga define as true “sushi.”It’s not all about the fishWhen you bite into a perfectly crafted piece of nigiri sushi, the chef may have spent between five to ten years studying how to put that piece together, about as long as it takes to become a doctor. A fresh piece of salmon, for example, will be fatty, tender, and have a melt-in-your mouth quality to it, without tasting overly fishy. But the difference between a good piece of sushi and a great piece comes down to the rice.Chef Oga spent three years studying how to make his signature sushi rice – a recipe he regretfully couldn’t divulge with us (damn). He prefers short grain rice, cooked in a rice cooker, with very specific combinations of sugar, salt, vinegar, and water. The ratio of those ingredients is so exact that most of us could have the same piece of fish over two different rice recipes and have completely different experiences. He did give us one tip for making this at home: use warm water when you put the ingredients into the rice cooker, it will take less time for the entire batch to heat up.The proof is in the eggIf you really want to know whether a sushi restaurant is “good” or not, Oga believes that the fish isn’t the best indicator, simply because the chef typically does not make or catch the fish in the restaurant; they get it from vendors. The choice of those vendors is important, and we hope that a top-notch place wouldn’t serve anything less than fresh. But you will be able to discern the chef’s skill based on the egg sushi. Some restaurants will make their omelets from ready-made packets, bleh. But a true sushi chef will have spent a large part of his or her career perfecting the egg sushi omelet. It will consist of specially crafted layers of egg, with a combination of sugar, salt, dashi broth, and soy sauce. A high quality piece of egg sushi will have just the right amount of sweet, salty, and savory, with a texture that makes your whole mouth happy.Now if only we could master the art of chopsticks…Image courtesy Shutterstock/saddako How to Make Sushi at Home How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs last_img read more

  • Book on Wind Energy Launched

    first_img Wigton Windfarm Limited on Wednesday (August 16) launched its first endorsed book, ‘Understanding Wind Energy: Youth Repowering the Future’, at a function held at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Trafalgar Road, in Kingston. Story Highlights Wigton Windfarm Limited on Wednesday (August 16) launched its first endorsed book, ‘Understanding Wind Energy: Youth Repowering the Future’, at a function held at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Trafalgar Road, in Kingston.The book, written by one of its employees, Senior Engineer, Oswald O. King, provides a summary of the fundamentals of wind energy and how this renewable resource can be exploited for harnessing electricity.Speaking at the launch, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said the publication will assist in building a knowledge-based society.“A knowledge-based society is one where we ensure that we develop that mindset and that approach to be more innovative,” he said.The Minister congratulated Mr. King for writing the book, noting that the transfer of knowledge is critical for any nation to advance.“You have taken a bold step of ensuring that you transfer the knowledge that you have, and you have taken a decision to start with those at a very tender age, developing that appetite or that appreciation for the subject area,” Dr. Wheatley said.He added that this will ensure that the country is putting in place the foundation for its own energy security “and for us to truly build out a knowledge-based society”.The Minister noted that the publication is an “easy read” and is hoping that the target audience will develop a greater appreciation and appetite for the subject area.Giving a rationale for writing his book, Mr. King explained that while undertaking school tours at the Wigton facility, he noticed that students would ask the same set of questions.“I didn’t want to be answering the same questions every day, so (I said) why not put it in a book. I spoke to the General Manager and he said go ahead,” he said.He informed that the book has six main sections covering topics such as ‘What is a Wind Turbine’; ‘What is a Windfarm’; ‘Components of the Wind Turbine and Wind Farm’; How Do Wind Turbines Make Energy’; Windfarms in the Caribbean and Globally’; and a final quiz.“It is a very good book. Most of the information that you want for your child is there. Even if you are not familiar with the wind turbine industry, it is a good book for you to have,” Mr. King said.Meanwhile, General Manager for Wigton Windfarm Limited, Earl Barrett, said it is hoped that in reading the book, “students will become excited into action to continue to drive the transformation of this world to one that is fuelled mainly by renewables”.The book has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and will be used as teaching material to educate secondary-school students in grades seven to nine about wind energy and how it can be harnessed for the generation of electricity.It is anticipated that the book will be published and made available in stores by the end of September 2017. Speaking at the launch, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said the publication will assist in building a knowledge-based society. It is anticipated that the book will be published and made available in stores by the end of September 2017.last_img read more

  • Farmers Urged to Rethink Methods

    first_imgStory Highlights Dean of Science and Technology at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Michael A. Taylor, said that with rising temperatures, unpredictability of rain, drought and other climatic phenomena, farmers will have to “rethink” their methods. He argued that in addition to providing a source of income, trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.“As farmers, you may want to plant more cash crops, but the reality is that tree crops are a more sustainable source of income. Tree crops actually generate a significant amount of wealth, and what you want is increased planting of trees,” he said.For his part, President of the JAS, Lenworth Fulton, said his organisation wants to collaborate more with institutions of higher learning to impart knowledge to the nation’s farmers. He said that having reliable access to water is a key area that must be taken into consideration.center_img A university lecturer is encouraging farmers across the island to adopt climate-smart practices in order to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters. A university lecturer is encouraging farmers across the island to adopt climate-smart practices in order to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters.Dean of Science and Technology at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Michael A. Taylor, said that with rising temperatures, unpredictability of rain, drought and other climatic phenomena, farmers will have to “rethink” their methods.He said that having reliable access to water is a key area that must be taken into consideration.“Whether it is capturing the water when it falls naturally, whether through mulching techniques or making micro dams on our property, whether it is water harvesting, these are the critical areas we should consider,” he said.Professor Taylor was speaking at a farmers’ month public lecture at the University of Technology (UTech) in St. Andrew on April 10.It was hosted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in partnership with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited.Additionally, Professor Taylor said that consideration must be given to the planting of crops that are more climate-resilient.“So the varieties of crops matter, and we have to go after the ones that are drought-resistant or resilient. We have to think about creating farming that can withstand the vagaries of the climate that we currently have,” he pointed out.UWI Lecturer of Sustainable Development, Dr. K’adamawe K’nife, who also addressed the session, cited forestry management, including the planting of tree crops, as a strategy in addressing climate change.Dean of Science and Technology, at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Michael A. Taylor (centre), greets President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Lenworth Fulton (right), Occasion was a Farmers’ Month public lecture at the University of Technology (UTech) campus in St. Andrew on April 10. UWI Lecturer of Sustainable Development, Dr. K’adamawe K’nife looks on.last_img read more

  • UASC Exercises Options for Six 14,000 TEU Vessels

    first_img My location Print  Close zoom United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) revealed that options for six additional 14,000 TEU vessels have been exercised bringing the total order to 16 ships.The order has been placed with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea and is the largest in UASC’s history, worth over US$ 2 billion including all options. The order features vessels that will be amongst the largest, most technologically advanced, and most environmentally friendly container vessels ever built.UASC hosted a signing ceremony in Dubai where the newbuilding contract was signed by His Excellency Salem Ali Al Zaabi, Chairman of the UASC Board of Directors, and by Mr. Y. J. Ji of HHI. The ceremony was also attended by UASC President & CEO, Mr. Jorn Hinge, and other members of the senior management teams of UASC and HHI.His Excellency Mr. Salem Ali Al Zaabi remarked, “The exercising of these vessel purchase options is an integral part of the newbuilding contract that UASC signed in August 2013. This vessel order positions UASC to deliver on its long-term growth objectives and the unique design features of the vessels ensure that UASC will set new industry benchmarks for fuel economy and environmental performance.”The 14,000 TEU and 18,000 TEU newbuildings included in the overall order are scheduled for delivery from late 2014 and from the first half of 2015, respectively. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 UASC, February 3, 2014last_img read more