a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Winning a Prem title unlike anything in the world

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Winning a Prem title unlike anything in the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea feels he can with another Premier League title.De Gea penned new terms with United last week.He said, “Everyone sees it, it’s passion. It’s hard to describe in words what it means to win a Premier title. “It is the most competitive league in the world with a lot of difference and I think it is very valuable to win a Premier title.”On his new contract, De Gea added: “It is a special club, the biggest in England, and it is a pride and pleasure to be in this club for many years.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: The Liverpool player at heart of potential Carabao Cup expulsion

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: The Liverpool player at heart of potential Carabao Cup expulsionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella is the player at the centre of an EFL investigation that could see the Reds kicked out of the Carabao Cup, it has been claimed.The 22-year-old did not have the necessary international clearance to feature in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at MK Dons, in which he came on as a substitute for Naby Keita in the 63rd minute, says the Mirror.The 22-year-old signed for the Reds’ academy from Valencia in 2013, and made his debut for the club in a 1-1 Europa League draw with Bordeaux in September 2015, when Brendan Rodgers was still the Reds’ manager.But Wednesday’s appearance off the bench was his first outing for Liverpool’s first-team since a 3-1 defeat at Swansea in May 2016.Since then he’s been on loan spells to Dutch sides Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II, as well as Extremadura in Spain in January last year.However Chirivella ran into registration problems with the latter, and failed to make an appearance for the Segunda Division side before returning to Liverpool .It is thought that he then needed fresh international clearance to feature for his parent club upon his return, with Liverpool having made an application on his behalf in July.The Reds feel that the failure to register him is an administrative error from the FA, and are confident that they won’t face expulsion from the Carabao Cup. read more

25 days agoEx-Arsenal chief Jonker explains ‘fat’ jibe for Donyell Malen

first_imgEx-Arsenal chief Jonker explains ‘fat’ jibe for Donyell Malenby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTelstar coach Andries Jonker has spoken of PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen’s problems at Arsenal.Malen has it out at Jonker after being branded “fat” by the former Gunners academy chief.But Jonker told FOX Sport: “We found that he had to have a training delay for two months. He wasn’t fit enough, that’s what it was all about.”In my eyes he’s a great example for all those talents who think: what should I do now? At Arsenal he has been in a situation where it seemed to be over. He converted that attitude himself because he knew; this is not it and I have to change things.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb Criticizes Ezekiel Elliott For Post-Game Rant

first_imgDoug Gottlieb criticizes Ezekiel Elliott.doug gottlieb criticizes ezekiel elliottFollowing Ohio State’s last-second loss to Michigan State Saturday night, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott went on a bit of a rant, criticizing his team’s coaching staff for its play-calling during the contest. Elliott also announced that he’ll be declaring for the NFL Draft after the season.Well, it doesn’t look like everyone is impressed with Zeke’s decision to air his frustrations via the media. CBS Sports college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb says that Elliott should be embarrassed. He added that you should never “call out” your teammates or coaching staff after a big loss.pretty embarrassing what Ezekiel Elliott pulled, Im sure some on twitter will support him…but that is why they are on twitter— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Kids feel mirror society- feel entitled- you don’t ever call out your teammates or coaches after a big loss. EVER.— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015“He was honest” – you can be right, and be out of a job. Close friend of mine told me that…words to live by #EzekielElliot— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Is Gottlieb right? Or does Zeke have the right to speak his mind following a loss? Expect a national debate in the coming days.last_img read more

Coach Cal Releases Ridiculous Video Asking Fans To Vote For His Former Players In The NBA All-Star Game

first_imgJohn Calipari asks fans to vote for former Kentucky players in the NBA All-Star game.coach calipari nba videoKentucky head coach John Calipari does a great job of keeping tabs on his former players – and making sure that Wildcats fans continue to support them throughout their careers. Friday, he released an interesting video that UK supporters should enjoy.In the below clip, Calipari urges Kentucky fans to vote for the school’s former stars – including DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Rajon Rondo, Karl-Anthony Towns, John Wall – for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. He name-drops pretty much every player who ever came through the system.Coach Cal also uses some props – including a fake unibrow – to make his point. Enjoy:last_img read more

Yotun moves from Orlando City to Cruz Azul

first_imgYoshimar Yotun is headed to Cruz Azul, the club announced Thursday.The Peruvian midfielder was one of few players who stood out for Orlando City in a 2018 campaign that saw the club change coaches midseason but still miss the playoffs and finish last in the Eastern Conference with only 28 points from 34 matches.The fee was not disclosed in the official announcement, but media reports on both sides of the border put the fee between $3.5 million-$4 million. 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 MLS club made clear that it worked to keep him in Florida but was unable to convince the 28-year-old to stay.”Yoshi has been an important player for this Club; however, he expressed interest in Cruz Azul at the conclusion of the season. We worked closely with him and his agent to keep him in Orlando, including offering new contract options,” Orlando City EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a news release.“Ultimately, the player had his mind set on a move to Mexico, and we reached the best possible outcome for both him and the Club. We thank Yoshi for his time with Orlando City and wish him the best of luck in the future.”Cruz Azul finished as Liga MX runner-up after topping the regular season table but falling 2-0 on aggregate to Club America in the final. In search of its first title since 1997, the club again has been active in the transfer market with sporting director Ricardo Paleaz making Yotun his fourth winter signing. Earlier in the window, La Maquina added midfielder Orbelin Pineda from Chivas and forward Jonathan Rodriguez from Santos Laguna.Yotun and Pineda are both versatie players who can fill various roles in the midfield, but still add to a crowd in the midfield for Pedro Caixinha’s club. They’ll be competing for minutes with 20-year-old Roberto Alvarado while Ivan Marcone seems likley to keep his place as the No. 6. Rafa Baca and Javier Salas, both of which started as 8s during the season, also remain on the roster.Orlando City also has been busy with Muzzi starting work this month and looking to overhaul the team as it seeks a playoff return. The club moved the rights for goalkeeper Joe Bendik to the Columbus Crew for $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. Goal sources indicate the Lions also are set to make a move for Real Salt Lake left back Danilo Acosta.last_img read more

Cup run no bad thing for Barca – Valverde

first_imgErnesto Valverde rejected the suggestion that a run in the Copa del Rey could derail Barcelona’s La Liga title charge, saying his side are intent on winning both competitions.The Blaugrana face Levante in the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Thursday, four days after claiming a hard-fought 2-1 win at Getafe in the league.A home game against Eibar awaits Valverde’s men on Sunday but the coach played down the idea that the additional fixtures were a threat to his side’s chances of glory. 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 team looks good,” he told reporters. “We just had a break, the players had some rest, and everybody was able to charge their batteries.”If we have a lot of cup matches coming up that’s good, because it means we’re going through.”People are saying a cup run could cause us a problem but I’m not so convinced about that. Last season we might have dropped a point or two.”It’s true the games come all at once and we have to make changes but the excitement for the club means a lot to us.”Everyone loves playing in semi-finals and finals. We have to go for it. We want to win La Liga and the Copa del Rey, too.”Valverde: “It’s an open tie. We start as favourites but Levante are a good side and they will push us as they did in the league game” #CopaBarça pic.twitter.com/Afcuu7Hx5k— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 9, 2019Valverde indicated that Munir El Haddadi has played his last game for Barcelona, saying the 23-year-old has “made a decision” regarding his future.With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, the forward is the subject of reports linking him with a move to Sevilla, and Valverde left him out of the Barcelona squad at Getafe.After emerging from Barcelona’s youth ranks to make his first-team debut in 2014-15, Munir has twice been loaned out and he has featured in Valverde’s starting line-up just once in La Liga this season.”It appears that Munir has made a decision. The club also,” said Valverde.”The sooner a solution is found, the better. If it can be resolved in the winter transfer market, all the better.”last_img read more

4-Star Prospect Jashon Watkins Announces Big Update In Recruitment

first_imgEast Nashville Magnet School football huddles for a pregame speech.Jashon Watkins is a four-star athlete out of Nashville. The blue-chip prospect has the attention of some of the biggest programs in the country. Today, he named nine schools on top.247Sports ranks Watkins No. 309 overall in its composite rankings. He is the No. 24 ‘athlete’ in the country, as he is being eyed for a number of positions. He’s the 12th-ranked player in Tennessee.Oklahoma is probably the biggest program included in the top nine. The Sooners are coming off of an appearance in the College Football Playoff.The SEC has solid representation. Watkins’ home state Tennessee Vols make the cut, along with Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.Louisville makes the cut out of the ACC. Another local school, Memphis, is included, along with AAC-mate UCF.Jashon Watkins announced the group via Twitter:Top 9️⃣Mississippi State ?Memphis ?University Of Oklahoma ⭕️University Of Tennessee ?UFCSouth Carolina ?University of Louisville ?Ole Miss ??University of Arkansas ?(Shorting list soon ) pic.twitter.com/y2erktne4Y— Jashon Watkins2 (@jashonPerkins) May 25, 2018Watkins has a number of other big offers. Florida, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Mizzou are among the other schools that are after him.Of the schools on his list, Oklahoma is off to the fastest recruiting start. 11 players have already pledged to the Sooners.Oklahoma’s class features seven four-star players and one five-star: receiver Theo Wease. The group is ranked second in the country.Only Alabama has a class ranked higher. The Crimson Tide have a ridiculous 13 blue chip commitments already.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Wife Has Adorable Message Before Today’s Game

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)Today’s a big day for Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s football program.The Buckeyes have been struggling in recent weeks, getting blown out by Purdue and barely getting past Nebraska, and how they’re taking on a Michigan State program that has given them a ton of fits in recent years.Ohio State needs a win today to stay alive in the College Football Playoff and Big Ten championship race.Meyer and Co. are understandably nervous for this one.Urban’s wife, Shelley Meyer, had an adorable message before today’s game:“I wanted to be there tonight but I am in East Lansing w Urbs. Keeping him calm for game tomorrow. #coachwifeprobs,” she tweeted.I am SURE that tree is for me!! I wanted to be there tonight but I am in East Lansing w Urbs. Keeping him calm for game tomorrow. #coachwifeprobs https://t.co/xPyEscbBbn— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) November 10, 2018Awwww.Ohio State and Michigan State are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Photo: Tate Martell Sign Is Going Viral On ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgTate Martell performs drills for Miami during Spring Game.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Even when Tate Martell isn’t on the field, the polarizing quarterback remains a constant talking point in college football.Martell had fans buzzing last weekend when he suited up as a wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes. At this point, it wouldn’t be shocking if he transitioned over to that position.The Hurricanes seem pretty confident in Jarren Williams as their starting quarterback, which means Martell likely won’t see much time under center. Yet, the former four-star recruit could decide to transfer in the future.In the event that Martell does enter the NCAA transfer portal, there appears to be one fan base in particular that wants him. During ESPN’s College GameDay, a fan was holding a sign that said “Tate Martell, UNLV will still take you.”Check it out:Wait a minute, two straight weeks @unlvfootball and @TheTateMartell in the same sentence, making it on @CollegeGameDay??#UNLVFB pic.twitter.com/BItekjO6Tr— W.G. Ramirez (@WillieGRamirez) August 31, 2019Perhaps, the fan that made this sign just wanted to troll Martell. On the other hand, it’s not a bad suggestion if he the dual-threat quarterback wants to look at other options. Martell played his high school ball in Las Vegas.Martell and the Hurricanes will be on the road next week as they try to get their first win of the season. His role on offense could be different as he gets more acclimated to the scheme.It’ll be an ACC showdown in Week 2 when Miami faces North Carolina.last_img read more

MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli: Friends set to turn rivals in IPL 2019 opener

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 21:05 IST IPL 2019 kickstarts on Saturday with MS Dhoni’s CSK hosting Virat Kohli’s RCB at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni and Virat Kohli shared a light-hearted moment in ChennaiCSK host RCB in the season opener of IPL 2019 on SaturdayVirat Kohli and his RCB teammates travelled to Chennai from Bengaluru on ThursdayA lot has been said about the chemistry between India captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the lead up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Kohli has been able to marshal his troops quite well in limited-overs cricket with the able guidance of his go-to-man from behind the wickets, Dhoni.However, that is all set to change as friends are set to turn rivals for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, starting March 23. Incidentally, it’s Dhoni vs Kohli in the season opener as Royal Challengers Bangalore travel to Chennai to take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.There’s a lot of hype surrounding the opening fixture as two of the biggest superstars of Indian cricket are going head-to-head in what is expected to be a blockbuster opening clash. Banter between fans of two of the most-followed IPL franchises have already begun.Dhoni will have to deal with the pressure of being the defending champions in IPL 2019. On the other hand, Kohli will be hoping to end RCB’s title drought this year. Both the skippers will be hoping for a positive start on Saturday.Amid all the hype and buildup, Dhoni and Kohli found time to share a light-hearted moment in Chennai on Thursday. In a photograph uploaded by CSK on social media, the two skippers can be seen greeting each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Both CSK and RCB trained under light at the iconic venue. Kohli and his RCB teammates had made the trip from Bengaluru to Chennai earlier in the day.advertisementThe #AnbuDen mustafa-mustafa before the big match! #WhistlePodu #YelloveAgain pic.twitter.com/OniD3TuK8nChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 21, 2019Both teams have been preparing for the highly-anticipated season opener from earlier this week. The likes of Dhoni and Kohli joined the preparatory camps of their respective franchises well ahead of Saturday’s first match.Notably, close to 12,000 fans had turned up to watch CSK’s practice match on Sunday. CSK are returning to Chennai for the first time in nearly 12 months as their home matches, barring one league game against Kolkata Knight Riders, were shifted out of the city due to Cauvery River issue in IPL 2018.Speaking days ahead of their opener, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming conceded defending the title is a big challenge, considering the quality of oppositions in IPL 2019.”Our challenge is to win the Cup again. It’s difficult, takes a lot of things to work for you. We’ve come back and rebased ourselves on what we need to do to stay comfortable and what we need to do from a skill point of view to compete with seven other very good sides,” Fleming had said.”We openly have said we prefer experienced players because they identify big moments and last year they won them. That’s our challenge again. We back our people, so there’s not a lot of change in our side and we work hard on our relationships and one-on-one coaching rather than re-buy a team every year.”Meanwhile, the captains of all eight franchises have reportedly reached Chennai to record a video of them signing the fair-play pledge. The pre-recorded video will be played ahead of the opening match on Saturday.Also Read | Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matchesAlso Read | ‘12,000 fans at practice match just a teaser’: Decoding Chennai’s love for CSKAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s captaincy in focus as RCB look to forget Summer of 2018Also 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 Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow MS Dhoni MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli: Friends set to turn rivals in IPL 2019 openerChennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni and his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli posed for a photograph ahead of season opener of IPL 2019 between the two sides scheduled for Saturdayadvertisementlast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 teased to come with big battery that will last days on single charge

first_imgXiaomi Redmi Y3 teased to come with big battery that will last days on single chargeOn Thursday Xiaomi released a new video teaser of the upcoming Redmi Y series phone. The teaser hints that the smartphone will have a big battery that will last long in a single charge.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 12:07 IST HIGHLIGHTS Redmi Y3 will come with 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.Overall the Redmi Y3 is expected to be a much-improved version of the Redmi Y2.Teaser hints that the Redmi Y3 will have a big battery.On Wednesday Xiaomi India teased the coming of a new Y series phone or the successor to the Redmi Y2. The company is yet to confirm the name of the upcoming phone but going by past records and rumours it will be the Redmi Y3. On Thursday Xiaomi released a new video teaser of the upcoming Redmi Y series phone. The teaser hints that the smartphone will have a big battery that will last long in a single charge. However, Xiaomi didn’t reveal the battery specs of the Redmi Y3.Considering Xiaomi is vouching so much for the Redmi Y3 battery chances could be it will sport a battery bigger than the predecessor Redmi Y2 which comes with 3080mAh battery. Overall the Redmi Y3 is expected to be a much-improved version of the Redmi Y2, which was launched last year. Xiaomi’s Y series phones are always selfie-focused and the upcoming Redmi Y3 will be no exception. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi Y3 will come with 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.The company announced the coming of the new Y series phone via a tweet in which it mentioned, “In the tweet, Jain noted, “Mi fans! I got my hands on upcoming #Redmi phone & it is amazing! Went on a selfie rampage & the results are totally incredible.?? ‘Y’ am I taking so many selfies? BTW I clicked ’32’ selfies with 32 @XiaomiIndia colleagues! ?? Can’t wait to share more details with you. #Xiaomi..” Compared to the predecessor the Redmi Y3 will have a huge jump in the selfie camera setup. The Redmi Y2 comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the front for clicking selfies.advertisementYou never run out of juice. Y should your phone? #YYYHow long does your phone last on a single charge? pic.twitter.com/OJxRtBEQD0Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) April 11, 2019Recently we have witnessed several smartphones come with a 32-megapixel camera on the front including Vivo V15, V15 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro, among others. Considering Xiaomi is going with the all glass body and dot drop notch for its recent phones, the same can be expected from the Redmi Y3 too. It is safe to expect the Redmi Y3 to come with Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro design. This means expect glass body, dot drop notch, slim bezels and more. Overall the Redmi Y3 will be upgraded version of the Redmi Y2.To recollect, the Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch full-screen display with 1440x720p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM + 64GB storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. On the camera front, the Redmi Y2 includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front, while on the back the phone includes a 12MP+5MP AI dual rear camera configuration. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and also supports dual SIM slot.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 quick review: Bold and beautifulALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A40 quick review: A small wonder among giantsALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 quick review: Has the goods to make it a winner in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmilast_img read more

Will Samantha Akkineni make her Bollywood debut? Never, she says

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 14:54 IST Samantha Akkineni does not have any intention of making her Bollywood debut.Samantha Akkineni is one of the biggest names in the South, with several Tamil and Telugu blockbusters to her credit. However, she has no plans to venture into Bollywood and expand her fan base.In a recent interview, Samantha was asked when she will enter the Hindi film industry, and she said, “Never!””Like I just said, I’m from Chennai. That’s like, the south of the South. The thing is, I’m just about understanding my own people and my own culture and what is it that they like to watch in films. I’m still learning about how to get it right, what they want from a film, what is it that they want to see, what they expect from a character when I’m playing it… I am just about figuring that out,” she said.According to Samantha, she is still in the process of understanding the preferences of the audience down South, and will be a “complete alien” in Bollywood. “I have no idea about the world that is Bollywood. I will just drown and be a complete alien,” she said.”I still feel like I have more to give them, down South,” she added.Samantha, who made her big screen debut with Gautham Menon’s Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave, has delivered several hits including Theri, Rangasthalam, Mersal and Super Deluxe. Currently, she is waiting for the release of Nandini Reddy’s Oh! Baby, which will hit the theatres on July 5.ALSO READ | Samantha Akkineni: Trolling made me question my sanityadvertisementALSO READ | Samantha Akkineni brutally trolled for posing in beachwear on Ibiza holidayALSO SEE | Samantha Akkineni nails fierce workout in sports bra and tights. Gym goals, anyone?ALSO WATCH | In Da Club’s special tribute to Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and ChiranjeeviGet 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 Samantha Akkineni Next Will Samantha Akkineni make her Bollywood debut? Never, she saysSamantha Akkineni is quite content doing Tamil and Telugu films and is not at all interested in entering Bollywood.advertisementlast_img read more

Bangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coaches

first_imgBangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coachesFormer New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and former South African bowler Charl Langeveldt have been appointed as spin bowling consultant and pace bowling coach respectively by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.advertisement Reuters New DelhiJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 22:14 IST Bangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coaches (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSDaniel Vettori will join the Bangladesh team with the prior coaching experience in the IPL and BBLCharl Langeveldt was working as Afghanistan’s bowling coach before his new assignmentBangladesh are currently playing an ODI series in Sri LankaBangladesh have appointed former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori as a spin bowling consultant while former South Africa paceman Charl Langeveldt will become their new pace bowling coach, the country’s cricket board said on Saturday.Vettori’s contract is until next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and the 40-year-old will be available to the team for around 100 days during their preparation.Langeveldt, 44, takes charge as a full-time coach, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) added.”This is a team on the rise and there is so much experience and potential,” Vettori, who will also prepare Bangladesh for the tour of India later this year and a trip to New Zealand in 2020, said in a BCB statement.Vettori, the former left-arm spinner, has previously been the head coach of Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore and Australia’s Big Bash League team Brisbane Heat following his retirement in 2015.”It’ll be a pleasure to work with… Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and the other up and coming youngsters which I’m looking forward to with a lot of interest,” he added.Langeveldt joins following a stint as Afghanistan’s bowling coach and has previously worked as South Africa’s fast bowling specialist coach and a high-performance consultant with their governing body.Also Read | Extremely proud: Cameron Bancroft relishes Australia recall for Ashes 2019Also Read | Change could be good: Robin Singh targets India head coach jobFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Daniel VettoriFollow Charl LangeveldtFollow Bangladesh Cricket Boardlast_img read more

Chennai: Raids in premises of spiritual guru leads to big haul of Rs 500 crore

first_img Press Trust of India ChennaiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 21:35 IST Kalki, the self-styled godman (File Photo)Searches in multiple premises spread across the Southern States in firms and trusts founded by spiritual guru ‘Kalki’ Bhagwan has led to the detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs 500 crore, the Income Tax department said on Friday.The undisclosed income covers unaccounted cash receipts of about Rs 409 crore.A total of Rs 43.9 crore in cash and US currency worth Rs 18 crore was seized and the total value of the seizure is about Rs 93 crore, which includes gold and diamonds, a tax department official release said.It was found that the group was investing in tax havens and the tax department is probing “diversion of income taxable in India to offshore entities.”A string of 40 premises connected to a conglomerate of trusts and companies founded by the spiritual guru that ran “wellness courses” were searched on Wednesday.The searches, which are still in progress, has covered premises in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Varadaiahpalem in Andhra Pradesh, a stone’s throw from the Tamil Nadu border.The entities founded by the guru, who propounded “oneness philosophy, “offered “wellness courses” and training programmes in philosophy and spirituality at various sprawling residential campuses at Varadaiahpalem, Chennai and Bengaluru.The courses attract residential customers from abroad and the group earns substantial receipts in foreign exchange.The group, with interests in several sectors, including real estate, construction and sports in India and abroad, “is presently managed and controlled by the spiritual leader who laid the foundation of the group, and his son.”Raids were initiated on a tip-off that the group has been suppressing receipts that are ploughed into investments in abroad and landed property in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, according to the department. During the searches, evidence was found that the group has been regularly suppressing its receipts at its various centres or ashrams.advertisementEvidence was found with key employees, who maintained a record of cash collections that were kept outside the accounts for use in making investments elsewhere and also for paying for properties over and above documented values.”It is learnt that the group also earned unaccounted income in receiving cash from property sales over and above documented values.A preliminary estimate of such unaccounted cash receipts is Rs 409 crore from Financial Year 2014-15 onwards,” the release added.Such unaccounted cash receipts are also evidenced by huge quantities of cash and other valuables found at the residences of the spiritual guru and his son, and at one of the campuses.A total sum of Rs 43.9 crore in cash was seized by the department during searches.American currency worth about Rs 18 crore and foreign exchange in other currencies were also seized.Undisclosed gold jewellery of about 88 kg valued at over Rs 26 crore, and similarly diamonds (1,271 carats), valued at about Rs five crore, were also seized.”The total value of the seizure so far is approximately Rs 93 crore. The undisclosed income of the group detected so far is estimated at more than Rs 500 crore. The search proceedings are still in progress,” the department said.A key finding of the search is that the group has been investing in a number of companies in India and abroad, including in tax havens.Some of these companies based in China, USA, Singapore, UAE, are found to be receiving payments from foreign clients who attend the various residential “wellness” courses offered in India.The department is probing diversion of income taxable in India to offshore entities by the group in this process.Aspects like receiving donations and returning it under the garb of expenses and receiving a small percentage as a fee, were found.Instances have also been found where the group was not accounting money received from foreign clients in cash in foreign currency and then exchanging the same in the grey market.”All these leads are being pursued and an investigation is in progress.”The tax department, however, refrained from naming Kalki Bhagwan and instead confined itself to describing him as a spiritual guru with “oneness” philosophy.ALSO READ | I-T raid self-styled godman Kalki Bhagwan’s ashram in Andhra PradeshALSO WATCH | Guthka scam: CBI raids 40 locations across Tamil NaduGet 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 byPrakriti Sharma Chennai: Raids in premises of spiritual guru leads to big haul of Rs 500 croreSearches in multiple premises spread across the Southern States in firms and trusts founded by spiritual guru ‘Kalki’ Bhagwan has led to the detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs 500 crore, the Income Tax department said on Friday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Fireside cooking with Chef Tim Byres

first_imgAfter leaving the fine-dining industry, longtime chef Tim Byres spent the summer of 2009 traveling through the Mississippi Delta. “I wanted to trace the roots of American food,” Byres recalls. The trip rekindled his love for family-style eateries and old-school home cooking. When he returned to Dallas, Texas, Byres opened Smoke with a clear goal in mind. “I said I’m going to cook from scratch,” he says. “I aspired for everything to be homemade.”From curing meat to canning jams and jellies, Byres has mastered the art of scratch cooking. And with his new cookbook, Smoke: New Firewood Cooking, he wants to show others that they can do. The Manual caught up with Byres to get a glimpse of his cookbook’s offerings.Your cookbook is all about making food from scratch—why is it worth learning?Nowadays, people are detached from their food. For me, knowing how to make things from scratch is exciting. It lets me have a personal relationship with the ingredients I’m working with. With the book, I wanted to demystify scratch cooking and make people say: “Wow, it’s not that hard. Who would’ve thought?” Some people think they can’t cook this way and that’s not true. If you don’t think you can’t make something, the only thing stopping you is you.What are some tips you lay out about firewood cooking ?In the book, I break down down the different types of wood and the importance of ash and charcoal. I also talk about how to build a fire to last a long time and to understand direct and indirect heat, the two primary methods of cooking in the book.  This book will even show you how to build a smokehouse if you really want to. One thing to understand about this kind of cooking is that it isn’t so precise. There is no “set it to 350 degrees and come back in an hour.” Sometimes you’re just going to have to roll with it.Is the book  user-friendly for those who live in urban areas and don’t have access to outdoor cooking equipment? I tried to add that smoke flavor that comes from firewood cooking in all of my recipes. So you might not have the capability to light a big fire in your backyard but you would have the capability to make the barbecue spice mixes. Take the beef spice mix with coffee, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar and smoked paprika. That’s something you can make in your kitchen, rub on a strip steak and sear on a pan. It would give you the flavor of a backyard grill.Most of the recipes seem geared for large gatherings. Was that your intention?All of them are meant to be shared at a huge table. With the book, I encourage family-style meals. I think it’s awesome if you can have twenty to twenty five people over, roll up your sleeves and just have a great time. That’s what I remember as a kid at my grandmother’s farm in Northern Idaho. During harvest season, everybody ate at her house–my aunts and uncles, and all of the people helping on the farm. It was like a mini restaurant. The woman would cook, then the men and the kids would show up. It was like Thanksgiving every day.What’s something you want readers to take away from Smoke?I would like people to take my recipes and create their own. For instance, my book has recipes for basic spices. I tested most of the spice mixes in my house and kept them jarred in my cupboard. My mother-in-law would sometimes use these spice mixes, which I intended for grilling, to make dinner. She would take a tablespoon of the poultry spice and add it to stir fried vegetables or throw it in her beans. While that’s her interpretation of that recipe, you can take that same spice and sprinkle it on a salad for a completely different dish.Are there key tools we would definitely need before trying out your recipes?A 12-inch cast iron sauté pan, which is great for working in a fire or even on a stove at home. Other essential tools: a charcoal chimney, a good knife and tongs. But it’s all about what you want to do. My dad used to say, “Plan your work and work your plan.” So if you want to do pickling, you’re going to need mason jars and a stockpot. I think the most essential thing is to have an open mind and just have fun.Here’s a peek inside Smoke: New Firewood Cooking: Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

A Great Summer Cocktail Addition: Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Some of you may balk at the very words “Infused Vodka,” but I ask you, gents, to keep on reading. As I was, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn about a product that will help round out your summer cocktail shelves.Based in Portland, Oregon, Wild Roots’ goal is to create flavored vodkas that go against the typical flavored vodka. That is, they use natural ingredients to make their spirits (over a pound of real fruit per batch). They start with a corn base that they, according to their website, distill five times before infusing the fruit into their spirit.The fruit in question here, the marionberry, is a type of blackberry (and currently the most popular kind) that was developed by a team of students at Oregon State University. (For the horticulture nerds out there, the marionberry is a mix of the “Chehalem” and “Olallie” cultivars of blackberry.)Tasting NotesAppearance: A deep royal purple that could be easily confused for a Pinot Noir or another similar red wine if judging on appearance alone.Nose: Seeing as we judge with our eyes before anything, and knowing this is a flavored vodka, you might be expecting the worst—a saccharine trip that’ll make you never want sugar again, but the nose on this vodka alerts you to something else. There is sweetness on the nose, but in the form of a blackberry jam that sits on top of slight hints of neutral grain spirit, which remind you that you are indeed about to drink a vodka.Palate: A bit of a surprise, considering the nose. While the natural sweetness from the marionberries is there, this is not liqueur-sweet (despite, again, visual bias). This fact in and of itself is a great surprise. The flavor is rich, with earthy blackberry notes coming through strong. Sweetness cedes way to tartness, as if tasting fresh berries picked off the bush.Finish: A relatively short, tart finish with just the tiniest hint of a burn, sort of like the last bite of a warm blackberry pie.Final Thoughts: The first sip of this had me convinced that this would be my favorite summer addition to sparkling wine for spritzes. There is enough fruity flavor present that it will come through the ice-cold bubbly well. I wouldn’t drink this straight, but it makes a delightful ingredient for summer cocktails (or for kicking your pancake syrup up a notch or three—take that IHOP).Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka is 35% ABV and be purchased for $42.45 here.last_img read more

Govt to Work with Pan-Caribbean to Increase Sugar Production

first_imgThe Government is committed to working with Pan-Caribbean Limited to get their sugar production back on track.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, gave this undertaking during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 8. Production at Pan-Caribbean Limited, comprising Frome, Monymusk and Bernard Lodge, which constitute 70 per cent of the sugar industry, has been down by 23 per cent in comparison with 2010/2011, the last year of Government control.“Obviously this is disappointing. If Pan-Caribbean takes the necessary corrective action, then we could see their production increase in the 2015/16 crop year,” Mr. Clarke said. The Minister informed that despite privatization of the sugar industry, the projected production of sugar for this year is 125,000 tonnes, compared with 131,589 tonnes produced last year. He added that last year the Complant-owned factories produced 65,000 tonnes of sugar, while this year they did 54,000 tonnes.“Clearly, there are some deficiencies within the Complant operations. While there is some expansion in cane production from cane farmers in the area, the agronomic practices on the Complant operated farms are less than desired,” Mr. Clarke informed. The Minister noted, however, that the other divested estates, Golden Grove and Everglades, are making serious strides. “For instance, production at Everglades moved from 3,984 tonnes last year to 6,674 tonnes this year, and projections are for a 56 per cent increase in production for the 2013/14 crop year, based on their current expansion in cane production,” Mr. Clarke said. At Golden Grove, production fell marginally because of the severe impact of Hurricane Sandy (in October last year). However, in the 2013/14 crop they are poised to increase by 14.5 per cent due to the expansion of sugar cane production currently underway. Worthy Park and Appleton continue to hold their own.In the meantime, Mr. Clarke refuted claims made by the Opposition spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw that the Government had not fulfilled its obligations to Complant and was therefore jeopardizing the construction of a US$100 million refinery by Pan-Caribbean. “The fact is that the only outstanding matter has to do with the separation of some workers from the JPS lines that supply Complant operations. This is going to cost the Government $200 million and we are working with the Ministry of Finance to see how that can be accommodated,” the Minister said. He added that all of the technical drawings are in place, and “we are only awaiting the financing of the project.”Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Falmouth Poised to Become a Model Regional Cruise Shipping Port

first_imgStory Highlights Mr. Bartlett indicated that in preparation for this, the Government has further ramped up the town’s anti-visitor harassment programme, resulting in significant safety improvements in Falmouth and surrounding areas. He also cited the continued presence of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class vessels- Harmony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas- as proof of the cruise- line’s sustained commitment to Falmouth and, by extension, Jamaica as a preferred destination. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Port of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to become a model regional cruise shipping destination, noting that this augurs well for Jamaica’s industry to exponentially record additional growth. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Port of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to become a model regional cruise shipping destination, noting that this augurs well for Jamaica’s industry to exponentially record additional growth.Mr. Bartlett said, to date, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has spent approximately $190 million to undertake projects in town, inclusive of renovation of the Falmouth Court House and the renowned Water Square business district.“We are also working in collaboration with local stakeholders and Government agencies (and) are relocating vendors to more strategic locations, paintingbuildings, taking the mentally ill and homeless off the streets, establishing visitor centres, and increasing the number of district constables in the town to help keep crime in check,” he added.Against this background, Mr. Bartlett contends that not only does the port have the potential to be one of the finest cruise shipping destinations globally, “but the town will also be a place where visitors will want to travel miles to see.”“When we are through with the development plans for Falmouth, it will be the undisputed pearl of the Caribbean. We have taken note of the concerns of visitors that when they exit the port there has not been much to see on the outside. All that will change when the $1.1 billion worth of (additional) projects start to kick in,” the Minister stated.He was speaking at the Falmouth Heritage Expo and launch of the Heritage Map of Jamaica on October 18.Meanwhile, Mr. Bartlett said the Falmouth Port continues to lead the way with cruise passenger arrivals, which totalled 48,910 in August, representing a 5.4 per cent increase.He also cited the continued presence of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class vessels- Harmony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas- as proof of the cruise- line’s sustained commitment to Falmouth and, by extension, Jamaica as a preferred destination.“We can all recall earlier in the year when there were concerns raised as it relates to ships being…rerouted from the Falmouth Port. Well, not only are the ships still here, but we will also be seeing an additional 68 calls, representing almost 190,000 more passengers,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett indicated that in preparation for this, the Government has further ramped up the town’s anti-visitor harassment programme, resulting in significant safety improvements in Falmouth and surrounding areas.“We are all aware of the important role that cruise shipping plays and also the contribution Falmouth is making to the cruise sector. What we are doing is to build out the town and port infrastructure as well as the visitor experience so that when the cruise ships dock, there is good reason for visitors to disembark,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Bartlett said he was pleased to see that Falmouth has been well documented on the updated map of Heritage Sites of Jamaica.He pointed out that the map, which was produced by the Tourism Product Development Company, “is more comprehensive and interactive, showcasing cultural and natural heritage sites across the island.”“It caters to visitors and locals looking for adventure (and) those looking for nature, wellness, hiking and camping in the mountains as well as those interested in our plant and aquatic life.Additionally, it caters to those who are interested in historical forts, schools and churches,” Mr. Bartlett further stated.last_img read more