4 days agoWATCH: Liverpool ace Oxlade-Chamberlain clashes with angry Man Utd fans

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first_imgWATCH: Liverpool ace Oxlade-Chamberlain clashes with angry Man Utd fansby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clashed Manchester United fans after full-time at Old Trafford.The midfielder was clearly told to “F*** off” while talking to one fan, while another rejected his offer of a fist bump.It’s not clear why the 26-year-old went to the home fans after the end of the 1-1 draw.Some viewers on social media claimed that Ox had been getting some stick from that section of the crowd while warming up.Oxlade-Chamberlain involved in row with Man Utd fans as smiling star told to ‘f*** off’ and has fist bump rejected It is not clear why the smiling Ox went over to the fans. The incident took place after the 1-1 draw between Man Utd and Liverpool at Old Trafford pic.twitter.com/x6b86Lx20t— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 20, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoEvra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponents

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponentsby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra admits Burnley winger Aaron Lennon was one of his toughest opponents.Evra clashed with Lennon when he was with Leeds United and Tottenham.He says the winger’s pace and style of play would sometimes cause him problems.”Lennon is the kind of player – if I wasn’t 100% fit – he would run behind me, and defenders hate when that happens.”He had this quick movement and it was also difficult to play against him.” last_img read more

The 7 College Football Teams That Control Their Own Destiny

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first_imgCFB Playoff logo promotion.Twitter/Playoff CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffTuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee unveiled its third set of rankings, which features no changes from 1-5, but a major shakeup after. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa held serve, but a number of teams, including Oklahoma, made major moves.At this point, while there is still a great deal of football to be played, a few things are obvious. There are seven teams that are in complete control of their own destiny. What does that really mean? If these seven teams win out, they’re locks for the College Football Playoff – no question. These squads are either undefeated or are involved in virtual play-in games that will knock out other contenders.The two teams with the best playoff odds that don’t control their own destiny? That’d be Oklahoma, which, given its loss to Texas, would need a little help to get in with an 11-1 record, and Notre Dame, which won’t have the luxury of claiming a conference championship, should it also finish with an 11-1 mark. Oddly enough, there are many who believe that the last playoff spot could come down to the Sooners and the Irish.Here are the seven teams that control their own destiny.7 Teams: Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8last_img read more

Big 10 Commissioner Getting Crushed For What He Said Today

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first_imgOhio State football players carrying Big Ten signs.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)There are times when it’s appropriate to show good sportsmanship, and times when you should stand up for what you believe in.For Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship win and subsequent snub from the College Football Playoff should have been the latter.Following the new College Football Playoff ranking, which saw Ohio State snubbed for Notre Dame and Oklahoma, Delaney told The Athletic that he was “not frustrated” by the ranking.“Obviously would love to be in system every year but have respect for those chosen and offer sincere congratulations to players and coaches at Alabama, Clemson, ND and OU.”“[We are] proud of our teams, players and coaches in 2018. We look forward not backwards and appreciate the great conference competition/conference race. … We define ourselves, and CFP does its job with a four-team field.”While certainly intended to show good sportsmanship, the effect that the statement had on fans of the Buckeyes and Big Ten alike was poorly-received.Unreal. Fight for your league, Jim.https://t.co/ZEaPD93To0— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 2, 2018If he’s not pissed off about his champion not being picked two years in a row, why’s he even the commissioner???? He should be fighting for all of his teams and making a case for them! That’s his job. Fight for conference and make a case for the top teams. What a joke!— Off To Indy! ⭕️????⭕️ (@tshay77) December 2, 2018Since the inception of the College Football Playoff in 2014, only three Big Ten teams have made it into the tournament.Notably, the Big Ten champion has been snubbed in each of the last three seasons.Even though Ohio State made it in in the 2016-17 edition, it was Penn State that won the conference title that year.last_img read more

Emails Sent Between Florida, UCF Football Have Been Revealed

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first_imgFlorida Gators fans cheering during a home game.NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 01: Hundreds of fans of the Florida Gators cheer after a Gator filed goal against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Emails sent between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors regarding a potential non-conference football series have been obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.Much was made last week about a potential series between the Gators and the Knights, with Florida head coach Dan Mullen sending a strong message to UCF.“I think we offered them a two-for-one like we do with most schools in their position, which is actually really a good deal,” Mullen said. “They have the opportunity to have an SEC school play at their place. It would potentially be a big deal for them. I know I’ve done it that way. … If they want to try and toughen their schedule, that would be great, a good opportunity for them if they want take it. It’s up to them.”The Orlando Sentinel has since obtained some emails between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors.Florida is not interested in playing in a home-and-home series. UCF, meanwhile, isn’t interested in playing in a two-for-one series.“UF isn’t in the market for home-and-home or a neutral site games against non-Autonomy 5 opponents,” Florida’s Scott Stricklin wrote. “However, we would be open to a series similar to what we’ve agreed to with USF … two games in Gainesville and one in Orlando. We are in need of a home opener for the 2022 season, so the 9/3/2022 date you mention would be a perfect date to begin the series, and we can fill in the remaining games from there.”White then seemed to take umbrage with Stricklin grouping UCF in with other “non-Autonomy 5 opponents” and sent a lengthy email urging Stricklin to help him change an unfair system.“You mention not playing a neutral site contest versus a non-autonomy 5 opponent, but a UF vs. UCF game held in our state would certainly be a sellout, which would be a positive for both of us financially,” UCF’s Danny White wrote. “I think that our team has shown on the field that we are far from a typical ‘non-autonomy 5’ opponent.”A Florida-UCF non-conference series would be a lot of fun to watch, but the Gators probably do have more to lose than the Knights, so it’s not surprising that a home-and-home might not happen.You can view the full exchange here.last_img read more

Latest On The Status Of UCF Star QB McKenzie Milton

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first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The road to recovery has been long for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton who suffered a horrific knee injury during the season. Milton has already undergone numerous surgeries on his leg and has another scheduled for early this year.The star UCF quarterback led his team to an incredible winning-streak before suffering the freak injury. Now, he’ll have to watch from the sidelines as his undefeated Knights take on LSU in the Fiesta Bowl this afternoon.ESPN gave an update on the health and status of the star QB. The Knights reportedly remain hopeful that Milton will play in 2019.“The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right knee injury in November against USF,” ESPN’s Mitch Sherman said.Injured UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton huddles with teammates ahead of the Fiesta Bowl kickoff. The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right… https://t.co/IUBGd8YXpM pic.twitter.com/6aksTnGqgz— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) January 1, 2019For now, Milton will watch from the sideline and hope to will his team to victory over yet another SEC program in a huge bowl game.UCF and LSU kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Trevor Lawrence Reacts To President Trump’s White House Dinner

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first_imgTrevor Lawrence drops back to pass for the Clemson Tigers.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence celebrated the national championship with teammates yesterday at the White House. As you probably know by now, Lawrence and the Tigers dined on fast food, courtesy of President Trump.With the government partially shut down, Trump bought dinner for the Clemson contingent, serving hamburgers, french fries, salads and pizza from various fast food establishments.It was certainly a different kind of White House cuisine, but Lawrence told TMZ after the event that he “loved” the spread.“It was awesome,” Lawrence told us while taking pics with Clemson fans … “We had McDonalds and everything. It was good!”Another fan asked Lawrence how many times he plans on returning to the White House — to which he replied, “Hopefully, a few more!”Lawrence may have been a fan of Trump’s menu, but he did take time out on Twitter to point out that a meme that is circulating containing a supposed quote of his has been fabricated.I never said this by the way… I don’t know where it came from. However the trip to the White House was awesome! https://t.co/dhYzZpSNUD— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) January 15, 2019Lawrence has two more years at Clemson. Trump has at least two more years in the White House.The odds of them seeing each other again? Pretty good, as Clemson is going to be a national title contender next season and beyond.last_img read more

ABC Announces 1st 3 Primetime Games Of 2019 College Football Season

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first_img The first three ABC Saturday Night Football games. pic.twitter.com/HkO8XKuq5a— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) May 15, 2019Expect more primetime games to be revealed in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, FOX has already announced it will showcase its best game of the week at noon.The 2019 college football season kicks off August 24 when Florida faces Miami in Orlando and Arizona visits Hawaii.We can’t wait. trevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is less than four months away. As usual, there are a number of huge matchups in the first few weeks of September.This morning, the first three ABC primetime games were announced. They include two premier non-conference tilts and an ACC showdown.All three games will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Auburn and Oregon will start things off on August 31 from Arlington, Texas. LSU and Texas will meet the following week in Austin.Then, in Week 3, Syracuse will host Clemson. The Orange upset the Tigers two years ago at home and nearly did the same in Death Valley in 2018.last_img read more

Former Auburn Head Coach Terry Bowden Lands New Job

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first_imgA general view of Clemson's football stadium during a game.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of Memorial Stadium during the game between the Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers on September 5, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Terry Bowden has worked at several big programs in his four decades as a coach, with his biggest role coming as head coach of Auburn from 1993 to 1998. After being fired from his most recent coaching job at Akron, he’s now set to join one of the biggest programs in college sports.According to TigerNet, Bowden is slated to join the Clemson Tigers as a graduate assistant. Per the report, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic leadership and will be working as an unpaid intern during that time.Bowden’s family has strong ties to the ACC, and Clemson specifically. His father Bobby Bowden was a legendary head coach at FSU for decades, while his brother Tommy Bowden was Dabo Swinney’s predecessor at Clemson.This is Bowden’s first job with an ACC school since a brief stint as a Florida State graduate assistant in 1982. Terry Bowden joins #Clemson coaching staff as grad assistant: https://t.co/bcgSaVC3cp pic.twitter.com/FVf6gYPhce— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) June 10, 2019He found early success as head coach Salem and Samford, leading the latter to a 21-5 record in his last two seasons before being hired by Auburn.As head coach of Auburn, Bowden led the Tigers to a 47-17-1 record in five-and-a-half years at the helm, as well as two bowl victories.After resigning in 1998, he worked the next few years as a broadcaster before taking over as head coach of Division II North Alabama in 2008.He joined Akron in 2012 but had only one winning season before being fired at the end of the 2018 season.last_img read more

ESPN’s Final Prediction For Today’s Michigan-Wisconsin Game

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first_img The Badgers are favored by roughly 3.5 points, and it appears ESPN is also siding with Paul Chryst’s squad.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Wisconsin has a 70.0 percent chance of defeating Michigan.ESPN's prediction for the Michigan-Wisconsin game.Those are pretty low odds for the Wolverines, but it’s not surprising when you consider how dominant the Badgers have looked thus far. It also helps that they’ll have home-field advantage in this game.Kickoff for this game is at 12 p.m. E.T. from Camp Randall Stadium.Which team do you have winning this matchup: Michigan or Wisconsin? Michigan CB Lavert Hill celebrates after scoring defensive touchdown.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Lavert Hill #24 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his second half touchdown with Josh Metellus #14 after intercepting a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two of the best teams in the Big Ten will battle it out this afternoon as Wisconsin hosts Michigan. Both programs are undefeated and coming off their bye week.Michigan needed overtime to defeat Army in its previous matchup, meanwhile Wisconsin dismantled Central Michigan.While the focus in Ann Arbor is on Shea Patterson and his early struggles to start the season, the fans in Madison are loving every chance they get to watch Jonathan Taylor.Even though quarterbacks are becoming the overwhelming favorites to win the Heisman Trophy, the Wisconsin tailback has a legitimate chance of winning the hardware. In two games this season, Taylor has over 300 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns.last_img read more

Barcelona rope in Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo in surprise signing

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first_img Reuters BarcelonaJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 09:11 IST Kevin-Prince Boateng during his time for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona have the option to buy the former Ghana international for USD 9 millionBoateng becomes another attacking option for Barcelona coach Ernesto ValverdeThe 31-year-old will be officially presented by Barcelona on TuesdayBarcelona on Monday announced the surprise loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Italian side Sassuolo until the end of the season.The 31-year-old Boateng has appeared to be past his prime after playing for the likes of AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, and Tottenham.The agreement includes an option to buy the former Ghana international for 8 million euros ($9 million). He played for Ghana in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.Boateng, who plays as a midfielder and as a forward, will be officially presented by Barcelona on Tuesday.He becomes another attacking option for coach Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona remains in contention in the Spanish league, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.Barcelona have been linked to a host of forwards during the winter transfer window as they seek experienced backup options for Luis Suarez. The club let youngster Munir El Haddadi join Sevilla at the start of the month after he refused the offer of a new contract at the Catalan club.Moves for Cristhian Stuani of Girona and Los Angeles FC’s Mexican international Carlos Vela were rebuffed, with Boateng emerging as a surprise target earlier on Monday in the Spanish press.An attacking midfielder by trade, Boateng has operated as a forward for the midtable Serie A outfit during the first half of this season, scoring four times in 11 starts.He spent the 2016-17 season in Spain with Canary Islands side Las Palmas, netting 10 goals in 28 La Liga appearances, and will be presented officially at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow FC BarcelonaFollow Kevin-Prince BoatengFollow Sassuolo Barcelona rope in Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo in surprise signingKevin-Prince Boateng has appeared to be past his prime after playing for the likes of AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, and Tottenham.advertisementlast_img read more

Workout partners Janhvi Kapoor and Mira Rajput make a stunning appearance at the gym. See pics

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first_imgOther Galleries 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Malaika Arora in top and mini shorts makes case for comfort dressing at gym. See pics 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 Other 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: Mira Rajput Kapoor was spotted arriving at the gym today in Mumbai, sporting an all-black look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Looking gym-ready in a black tank top and tights, the new-mommy looked stunning as ever.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired her gym ensemble with an over-the-body bag, sleek ponytail and slip-ons.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The 24-year-old was accompanied by Janhvi Kapoor, who donned a quirky slogan tee with shorts at the gym.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She paired her workout-ready look with open tresses, faux-fur slip-ons and a sling bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Mira RajputJanhvi KapoorSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Mira Rajput was spotted arriving at the gym today in Mumbai, sporting an all-black look. She was accompanied by Janhvi Kapoor, who donned a quirky slogan tee with shorts at the gym.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c80c863eeba21551943779_1472193_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 12:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

Alia Bhatt nails aerial yoga with her best friend. See pic

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first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 18:16 IST Alia Bhatt tries aerial yogaAlia Bhatt is one of those celebrities who has gone through a major body transformation and that too in front of the entire Hindi film industry and her fans. Her transformation took a long time.The Gully Boy actress has worked hard on her body and is an inspiration to many.Recently Alia took to her official Instagram account to share a picture of herself doing yoga. The image that she shared is captioned, “Try try until you fly.”The gram shows the actress doing aerial yoga with her best friend Akansha Ranjan Kapoor. In the image, she can be seen floating in the air with the help of a black cloth.For the yoga session, Alia chose red ganji top which she wore over a black sports bra. She matched it with a pair of black yoga pants. For her look, she tied her hair in a half knot.Diva Yoga, where Alia was performing all the stunts, is co-founded by Bollywood fitness enthusiast Malaika Arora.She even took to her Instagram account to mention the two BFF’s doing aerial yoga at her studio. Have a look.On the work front, Alia is currently shooting for Brahmastra opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.advertisementRead more: Alia Bhatt hits back at Kangana Ranaut for attacking her family: Mujhe isme nahi padna haiRead more: Is Alia Bhatt’s song with Tiger Shroff in Student Of The Year 2 a promotional number?ALSO WATCH | Harper’s Bazaar 10th anniversary edition features Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi SinhaGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Alia BhattFollow aerial yoga Next Alia Bhatt nails aerial yoga with her best friend. See picActress Alia Bhatt was recently spotted at a yoga studio trying her hand and absolutely nailing aerial yoga with her best friend.advertisementlast_img read more

Swinging from Taiwan to India

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first_imgSwinging from Taiwan to IndiaThe Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms.advertisement Next Antara Raghavan June 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 13:36 IST FOCA acrobats (above and right) demonstrate tough choreographic positions.ACROBATICS has always been a sport that has fascinated spectators and evoke admiration. It is not only an activity which demonstrates incredible gymnastic feats, but is also a highly demanding discipline which requires skill, years of training, and precise balance and handeye-coordination.The Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan more than meets all these exact requirements.They specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms. They are well-known in Taiwan and across the globe.Their current project is the show, The Heart of Asia. This show does not just comprise spectacular gymnastic accomplishments on stage, but the exploration and experimentation of a variety of performance arts.The show combines elements of Taiwanese acrobatics, music and dance with Western forms of expression. Allison Chao, assistant representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, elaborates, They have already performed this show in France and Edinburgh.Chao goes on to add We are holding this show as an attempt to strengthen cultural relations between Taiwan and India. We think audiences in Delhi will really enjoy The Heart of Asia since it is a mixture of both what is modern and traditional and what is from the East and the West.(The performance will be staged at 6:30 pm on July 6 at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi)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 byApoorva Abhay Uzagarelast_img read more

National Inter-State Athletics Championships to begin sans top stars

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first_imgNational Inter-State Athletics Championships to begin sans top starsMost of the top athletes, including Tejinder Singh Toor and Hima Das among others who are training in Europe, have decided to skip the championships even as the likes of Dutee Chand and Arpinder Singh are eyeing World Championships qualifications. advertisement Press Trust of India LucknowAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 23:23 IST Dutee Chand will be in action at the National Inter-State Championships (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships begin in Lucknow on TuesdayThe likes of Dutee Chand, Archana Suseendran, Arpinder Singh eye world berthsLong jumper Murali Sreeshankar is among the star attractions in LucknowSome of India’s top stars will be giving it a miss as the 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships begin here on Tuesday with the likes of sprinter Dutee Chand and triple jumper Arpinder Singh eying World Championships qualifications.The World Championships will be held in Doha next month.Most of the athletes who are currently training in Europe have decided to skip the event. They include the likes sprint sensation Hima Das, Asian champion shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, javelin throwers Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani and top male quartermiler Mohammed Anas (in individual 400m event).Anas will, however, run in the men’s 4x400m relay race with the other national team members as the country seeks to make sure it qualifies in the event for the World Championships.”The men’s 4x400m relay team is now ranked 15th in the world and only the top 16 will qualify for the World Championships. So we cannot missed out and the the national top quartet, including Anas, will run in the men’s 4x400m relay race in the meet. There will be at least three teams in the race,” AFI Secretary C K Valson told PTI.Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year.Despite the recent suspension of accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory where the samples of Indian athletes were tested earlier, the NADA’s Dope Control Officers are reaching on Tuesday, according to the organisers.”NADA dope collectors are reaching at 8 am tomorrow,” Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association secretary and AFI treasurer P K srivastava said.advertisementValson also said the federation got a letter from NADA that six Dope Control Officers will come for dope sample collection.Hima, who has recently won six gold in Europe, albeit in mediocre fields, is yet to qualify in her pet 400m event or 200m for the September 28 to October 6 World Championships. Toor (area champion), Anas, Shivpal and Annu have already qualified.Hima’s name has been entered in both 200m and 400m from Assam but sources said she is not returning from Czech Republic to run in this championship.Dutee, the reigning World Universiade 100m dash champion, is also yet to qualify but she is likely to make the cut for the World Championships even if she fails to touch the qualifying standard.The number of women’s 100m runners in the World Championships is four and she currently stands at 40th position in the world list.National record holder in long jump, Murali Sreeshankar, who has already qualified for the Worlds, is among the star attractions in this championships.The Athletics Federation of India had announced that the four-day meet will be the qualifying event for the World Championships selection, but still a lot of stars have been given exemption, taking some sheen out of the tournament.The Worlds qualification period is till the midnight of September 6.On the first day, the women’s 200m and the men’s 5000m races could provide the fireworks at the PAC Stadium. Though as many as nine finals are scheduled on the day, these two events could hold maximum interest.Dutee’s decision to focus on the 100m will leave the 200m field open for the likes of Tamil Nadu’s Archana Suseendran and V Revathi to battle with Odisha runner Srabani Nanda.Archana, the fastest Indian over the distance this year, will lead their bid to stop the clock inside 23.02 seconds, the World Championships qualifying mark.Archana, who clocked 23.18 seconds in the Indian Grand Prix V in Patiala on August 16, could face stiff competition from Srabani Nanda, who has trained overseas for a while and has a year’s best of 23.53 seconds, clocked in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 22.Navjeet Kaur Dhillon is likely to attract most attention in the women’s discus throw competition on Tuesday. The Punjab thrower will be looking to improve on her year’s best show of 57.47m achieved in April in the Asian Championships in Doha. With Kamalpreet Kaur, the only Indian who has thrown beyond 60m not competing, West Bengal’s Suravi Biswas will have to challenge Navjeet Dhillon.Of the two men’s finals scheduled for Tuesday, the 5000m could be the most interesting event to watch. The entry list boasts of intense competitors like G Lakshmanan (Tamil Nadu) and Gavit Murli Kumar (Gujarat) — both will be out to regain their spot in the national camp — Maharashtra’s Kalidas Hirave and Kisan Tadvi.The meet, originally slated to be held in Kolkata in July, was rescheduled after the West Bengal Athletics Association expressed its inability to host it.advertisementTuesday’s finals: Men’s: 5000m and Pole Vault.Women’s 200m; 5000m; Discus Throw; Hammer Throw; High Jump; and 20km race walk, Mixed 4x400m relay.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow National Inter-State Athletics ChampionshipsFollow Dutee ChandFollow Arpinder SinghFollow G LakshmananFollow Archana Suseendran Nextlast_img read more

Bangladesh recall Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam to T20I squad

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first_img Next Asian News International DhakaSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 16:02 IST Bangladesh Cricket Board axed top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh dropped the axe on Soumya Sarkar, who hasn’t had a great run of form recentlyBangladesh have called Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam, the two experienced fast bowlersBangladesh are at the second position of the points table in the tri-nation seriesAfter facing a 25-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the ongoing T20I tri-nation series, Bangladesh have tweaked their squad for the rest of the matches on Monday.Bangla Tigers have called Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam, the two experienced fast bowlers. Meanwhile, they’ve dropped the axe on Soumya Sarkar, who hasn’t had a great run of form recently, International Cricket Council reported.They’ve also left out off-spinner Mahedi Hasan as well as fast bowlers Abu Hider and Yeasin Arafat, who were yet to feature in any of Bangladesh’s two games so far.Youngsters Najmul Hossain, Aminul Islam, and Mohammad Naim included in the squad.Najmul has represented Bangladesh in the other two formats while he is yet to make his debut in the shortest format. Whereas all-rounder Aminul and opening batsman Naim are yet to wear Bangladesh colours across formats.Bangladesh are at the second position of the points table in the tri-nation series as they lost one game and won one.Squad for the rest of the tri-nation series: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Naim Shaikh, Aminul Islam, and Najmul Hossain.Bangladesh will face Zimbabwe in their next match on September 18.Also Read | ICC Test Rankings: Steve Smith builds 34-point lead over Virat Kohli at the topAlso Read | Tri-series, 3rd T20I: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman lead Afghanistan to historic win over BangladeshAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow BangladeshFollow AfghanistanFollow T20I squad Bangladesh recall Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam to T20I squadBangladesh axed top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar and called up three uncapped players in a further shuffle of their squad for the ongoing tri-nation Twenty20 international.advertisementlast_img read more

Threadsmiths’ Hydrophobic T-Shirt Stays Clean

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first_imgWe really love clothing and style here at The Manual. And though we think much of it is great, whether it’s a brand that gives back or just a piece that’s made exceptionally well, it’s not often we’re amazed. Not because we don’t think there are a ton of amazing brands and designers out there, but because not a whole lot seems new in the age of the internet. So to our pleasant surprise, Threadsmiths was able to shock us with one of the most basic pieces of clothing in the world – a plain white tee.Before you call us crazy, this isn’t just any white tee. Created by Melbourne technology apparel company Threadsmiths, this is the world’s first 100% cotton, fully hydrophobic t-shirt. Named The Cavalier, it’s designed with a new “water-fearing” nanotechnology that completely repels dirt and liquids, leaving the fabric dry and stain-free. Rather than soaking into the fabric, the shirt’s properties cause liquids to bead and roll off the fabric. Yes, we were skeptical at first too, but you have to see it in action to believe it. Check out the video demonstration below.Threadsmiths didn’t create the first hydrophobic technology in the world, but they did create the best. Historically, it has been synthesized into a spray-on aerosol treatment that destroys fabrics and contains carcinogenic chemicals. But their patented fabric nanotechnology is free of nasty chemicals and completely safe for regular wear, which is why Threadsmiths hopes to work with designers to develop clothing for the medical, sports and hospitality industries.Want to try this wonder tee out for yourself? Head over to thethreadsmiths.com to shop and learn more. Editors’ Recommendations The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

First drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

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first_imgWith 292 horsepower on tap and a wide range of driving modes, the 2015 Golf R is ready to roll with the big boys .The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R drives like it has something to prove. Compared to the previous generation, the Mk7 iterant has 36 more horsepower, is 0.6-seconds quicker to 60 mph, and boasts a revamped four-wheel drive system. If the old car was great, the new one is certifiably sublime.There’s good reason for this. The Subaru WRX STI may not be offered as a five-door in the U.S. anymore, but hot hatches like the Focus RS, Mazdaspeed3, and even the front-wheel drive Honda Civic Type R are coming in guns blazing.Why? Because hot hatchbacks are awesome, that’s why.Seven generations in, the car that essentially invented the segment is still carving corners like a sports car while boasting the practicality and refinement that makes the class special.Hot hatchOn a twisty, switchback-laden road, the Golf R is home. The course Volkswagen provided for us during the vehicle’s first drive event in San Diego, California fit the bill perfectly. On this proving ground, the range-topping Golf is the fastest version ever to grace the United States.Like the Audi S3 with which it shares its MQB platform and 292-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the R feels flat and grounded during spirited driving. A revamped 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, an 0.8-inch lower ride height, XDS+ electronic differential control on both axles, and DCC adaptive dampers are the major players here, but the newest Golf is 75 pounds lighter than its predecessor as well.Brake, turn in, smash the apex, throttle out, and the Mk7 proudly shows you its improvements. Like most Golfs, it’s loads of fun, but also drama free, with the front-biased 4MOTION system sending up to 50 percent of the power to the rear if needed. The brakes are the same units you’ll find in the GTI Performance Package, but this time they have ‘R’ stamped on the calipers. That means they’re better, let’s say.The hatchback’s DSG automatic gearbox is another huge highlight. It’s quick and responsive, most of the time doing its job so well you don’t even have to use the paddles. Toggle the ‘Race’ Driving Mode on the standard touchscreen and the car holds gears like a champ, taking advantage of the 280 pound-feet of torque available from just 1,800 rpm. It also tightens up the steering and suspension noticeably.It’s a Golf after allPressing the ‘Race’ button is intrinsically satisfying, but there are are ‘Normal,’ ‘Eco,’ and customizable ‘Individual’ settings as well. Throughout the drive, I found myself switching between ‘Race’ and ‘Comfort’ (which should really be spelled with a K) most often.Hit the switch and immediately the engine quiets down. The revs drop a bit at idle, and the DCC stifles harsh bumps well before they hits the exclusive bucket seats.Yes, it may be a 292-hp athlete when needed, but at the end of the day, this is a Golf. In fact, outside of its badging, quad exhaust tips, and standard Bi-Xenon headlights, it’s hard to tell it apart from the standard one.What that means is that it’s quiet, comfortable inside the ‘Carbon Touch’ interior, practical, and fun. Simply put, it takes all the positive attributes of the hot hatch segment and distills them down to their very essence.It’s even decent on gas, with economy numbers of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Compare that to the WRX STI’s numbers of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, and the Golf starts to look a whole lot better. Granted, the Subaru is a much more hardcore, performance-focused, and perhaps charismatic machine, but that’s kind of the selling point of the Golf. It can do it all with little fuss.Good things come to those who waitFor all the positives the 2015 Golf R has, the 2016 model will be even better.The six-speed manual transmission that’s currently Europe-only will be ported over next year, and I was lucky enough to test in the winding roads surrounding the small town of Julian.The DSG is great, easy to drive, and great on gas, but the stick shift is joyous to operate. The throws are light and sharp for this type of car, and the clutch engagement felt just right. For purists, this is the way to go, but that’s not all.Also arriving for the 2016 model year will be connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with MirrorLink. Those USB connections will finally show up, too, albeit a few years too late.I’ll admit, it would be tough to set my deposit aside until late summer when 2016 model goes on sale. But after driving the manual and hearing about the vehicle’s infotainment future, that would be the way I’d go.ConclusionThe new Volkswagen Golf R is unquestionably a great little car, with few practical downsides. With a starting MSRP of $36,595 (not including $820 destination), the real question is this: is the Golf R $12,200 better than the 210-hp GTI?I’m not so sure, but it ultimately depends on your driving style and the severity of your adrenaline addiction.All 500 units of the Lapiz Blue launch edition of the hatchback sold out in less than 12 hours. There is definitely a market for this car, and after getting behind the wheel, I can definitely see why.The 2015 model goes on sale in late February.HighsPowerful engine with gobs of usable torqueDriving modes make for a tailorable experience behind the wheelResponsive DSG gearbox (and forthcoming six-speed)Comfortable interiorLowsExpensive for a Golf Why Clover Whiskey Can Only Be Found at Select Golf Clubs Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) center_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 1. 2015 VW Golf R 2. 2015 VW Golf R 3. 2015 VW Golf R 4. 2015 VW Golf R 5. 2015 VW Golf R 6. 2015 VW Golf R 7. 2015 VW Golf R 8. 2015 VW Golf R 9. 2015 VW Golf R 10. 2015 VW Golf R 11. 2015 VW Golf R 12. 2015 VW Golf R 13. 2015 VW Golf R 14. 2015 VW Golf R 15. 2015 VW Golf R 16. 2015 VW Golf R 17. 2015 VW Golf R 18. 2015 VW Golf R 19. 2015 VW Golf R 20. 2015 VW Golf R 21. 2015 VW Golf R 22. 2015 VW Golf R 23. 2015 VW Golf R 24. 2015 VW Golf R Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Superfeet’s New Spring 2017 Footwear Collection Delivers on Comfort and Fit

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first_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Crane Biking Red – $129.95 Novato Black – $139.95 The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin Stuart Blue – $129.95 Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras Stuart Castlerock Red – $129.95 Shaw Black – $129.95 Perfecting the industry’s most comfortable insole wasn’t enough for Superfeet, so now they’re employing that expertise in their first-ever footwear collection that is on shelves now.Superfeet discovered long ago that there’s a science to everything – even feet.They took a completely different approach to the construction of a shoe by building it from the inside out – literally. The entire spring collection was designed to showcase the brand’s iconic fit using their Lock-and-Key™ construction, which works by combining the insole and midsole for a one-of-a-kind fit, and their Supercork™ Premium Insole that molds to your foot and gives you the ultimate feel and support you need in a shoe.Superfeet is thrilled to bring their loyal fan base – half of which already own two or more pairs of Superfeet insoles – a complete collection of footwear this spring that features both men’s and women’s styles. The collection includes six sandals and 12 shoes designs that stay true to the brand’s mission of providing the best-fitting and most comfortable products for your feet.“Our consumers trust the Superfeet brand to deliver the ultimate comfort and fit for any pair of shoes they own. Now we’re bringing all our experience and knowledge to market in a complete package – sandals and shoes that start with Superfeet’s focus on shape and emphasis on foot health,” explains Eric Hayes, chief marketing officer at Superfeet.Since the collection hit stores back in February, Superfeet has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from customers. Their first footwear line is so successful that they are already prepping for the upcoming fall season. Just as the spring line compliments warmer weather styles, the fall line will do the same for cooler weather. You have until this coming Friday, March 10th, to pre-order your pair. For more information on ordering the fall 2017 collection, contact sales@superfeet.com.Take a look at some of our favorite styles from the spring 2017 collection below.Ross Black – $129.95 Stuart Black/Castlerock – $129.95 Novato Adobe – $139.95 Crane Black – $129.95 Editors’ Recommendations 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whiteslast_img read more

Cyber Security Expert Shaun Murphy on Keeping Devices Safe While Traveling

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first_imgIn the heat of excitement about summer vacation it’s easy to forget just how vulnerable to attack our devices are, especially when traveling. Between confusing tech speak and what feels like an ever-growing list of cyber threats, protecting your tech can feel like a Sisyphean task. Luckily, we talked to Shaun Murphy, a cyber security expert and CEO of sndr.com, who has consulted with the government on security. He’ll definitely make you think twice before using that free WiFi…Do we face different cyber threats while traveling than we would in our daily lives?Yes –  tourists are always a big target of criminals – in digital and real life. When you travel you will commonly face hostile WiFi access points that can not only capture the information you’re sending, but also modify data coming back to you. Device theft is a huge concern as well; losing a several hundred dollar device hurts but remember, your phone knows almost everything about you and has hooks into all of your accounts and services. That information is far more damaging in the wrong hands.What kind of access does connecting to public WiFi or even a hotel’s WiFi give to our devices?Free Wi-Fi access seems too good to be true, and it probably is. While you surf the internet and check your email, a scammer can easily steal your credit card or other sensitive information. They can also change the data coming back to your device – think you’re downloading your bank’s app? Surprise, you’re actually downloading some hacker’s version.What’s the safest way to connect to the Internet while traveling? Is it different if you’re in the United States versus traveling internationally?When on public Wi-Fi, it’s better to use your browser instead of using apps on your phone. Web browsers have passed rigorous security auditing for e-commerce and other sensitive transactions. Consider any unfamiliar network to be hostile and take steps to protect yourself.Are smartphones safer to use than laptops or tablets in terms of how easily hacked they can be or installing malware?They all have different threats. Desktop/laptop operating systems are under constant threat of malware that is always running, or even scarier ransomware that locks you out of all of your data. Mobile devices (phones/tablets) can be host to many hostile apps that capture your private information.Very generally, is there any difference in security between Android and iPhone?Due to fragmentation, there are multiple versions of the Android operating system existing at any given time. These manufacturers sometimes inject their own malware into Android systems. General Android security updates have to be rolled out across dozens of systems at one time. Sadly,  Android manufacturers do not commonly send out these updates. iPhones don’t suffer from this fragmentation for the most part, but they are also a very closed environment. You can not replace the Messages app with your own SMS program. You also don’t have the choice of web browsers – they are all using Safari under the hood. This lack of choice forces you to blindly trust Apple to do the right thing with no way to verify.Is there a way to know if a device has been compromised?There are a few signs that may indicate your device has been compromised.  Installed malware running in the background may drain your battery faster, make your phone warm to the touch, or run slower than usual. Any unfamiliar behavior such as unrecognizable text messages or browser pages could also indicate that your device has been infected.What does it mean when an app uses location services and why might it be potentially a bad thing? Is there a safe way to use GPS when in new places?Location services allows websites and apps to use your location information (depending on what wifi you’re connected to, the cell phone tower you’re closest to and the GPS sensor), to determine your location. It keeps track of your location throughout the day as long as you give permission, and this data can be correlated with network activity to uniquely identify you online.The best way to stay safe is to turn off location services when you’re not actively using them. It will also save you some battery.Does posting updates and photos on social media during a trip make us more vulnerable?Most social media platforms give you the option to add your location to a photo. Tagging your location makes you immediately vulnerable, as your location is confirmed. Even simply captioning a photo with where you are on a trip, or that you’re on a trip, lets anyone know where you are located, how long you’ll be gone, and possibly where you live. Even worse, most tech giants are scanning all of your phones and videos to learn who is in the photos and where they were taken even if location services are turned off. Criminals with a simple search can find out the type of places you visit and when you’re not going to be home. Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags last_img read more