Month: October 2019

9 months agoLazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italia

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italiaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi says he’ll select a strong line-up for their Coppa Italia tie with Novara.Lazio meet Novara today in the round of 16.”Tomorrow’s match is going to be important and there is a place in the quarter-final up for grabs,” said Inzaghi.“We have always achieved good results in the Coppa Italia and want to continue that trend in the current campaign. The lads are in good shape and returned from vacation with a lot of motivation. We’ll put in a great performance, because our objective is to keep pushing hard in this tournament.“Over the last two years, we played in the Final and the semi-final. We know Novara are going to take this seriously and I want my team to take it seriously too, as we want to do well at all costs.” last_img read more

22 days agoBoly stoppage-time header steals late win for Wolves over Besiktas

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Boly stoppage-time header steals late win for Wolves over Besiktasby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno was proud of his players after Wolves secured their first ever Europa League group stage win over Besiktas on Thursday.Most teams in the world struggle to deal with the ferocious atmosphere in Istanbul, but the Premier League outfit showed grit and determination to grab all three points. With the game destined for a draw, defender Willy Boly popped up in stoppage time to score the winner.Speaking after the game, Nuno said: “The performance wasn’t the best, we competed well but we were sloppy, we weren’t accurate when we should be and we’ve got to improve that. It’s a tough stadium and environment but we managed the game well and we kept pushing.”I was trying to find solutions with our substitutions, Adama [Traore] did well but we struggled with the final touch, that’s something we’ve got to improve.”We’ll keep on fighting, it’s a competitive group but we’ll just keep looking forward. We were in the Championship two years ago, we must be proud, the fans were superb tonight. We have to improve and keep believing in the things that we do.” last_img read more

16 days ago​Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘absolute legend’ Wenger

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘absolute legend’ Wengerby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has gushed praise on his old rival Arsene Wenger.The two set the standard in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s.Despite being bitter rivals in those years, Ferguson and Wenger have developed mutual respect in their later years.And Ferguson was not afraid to speak out in praise of Wenger, as the Frenchman received recognition at the Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner.Ferguson said via video: “The career you had as a manager at Arsenal was absolutely fantastic – an absolute legend.”I loved the competition against you. “We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. “So good luck, my blessing [is] with you.” last_img read more

11 days agoRedknapp insists no chance Spurs will sack Pochettino

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Redknapp insists no chance Spurs will sack Pochettinoby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp says there is no chance Spurs will sack Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine is under pressure to keep his job after a spluttering start to the Premier League season.But former Tottenham boss Redknapp believes Pochettino’s future at the North London club is secured.”Yeah, absolutely, that is not going to happen,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail. “I don’t know if they’ve overachieved. They should be finishing in the top three with that squad, that’s where they should be, there’s no doubt about that in my opinion.”But to get to a Champions League final was great for them. It was great to see them reach the final. “At the start of the year I really thought Spurs would push Man City and Liverpool a lot, lot closer. Tottenham have got a great team, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son – I thought this could be their year. “But it’s been a disappointing start for them for sure and they need to turn it around quickly, but I still think they’ll finish third.” last_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd duo De Gea and Pobga ruled OUT of Liverpool clash

first_imgMan Utd duo De Gea and Pobga ruled OUT of Liverpool clashby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will be without David De Gea and Paul Pogba for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.De Gea was substituted during Spain’s draw with Sweden on Tuesday due to an abductor problem, while Pogba has missed United’s last five games with an ankle injury.”David needs a scan,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of his Spanish goalkeeper. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.On Pogba, Solskjaer added: “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.”He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Shaun King Provides Backstory For Winston Crab Legs Photo, Blasts People Criticizing The QB

first_imgShaun King clarifies James Winston and the crab legs story.Shaun King Crab LegsThursday night, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, posted an Instagram photo of himself celebrating his No. 1 selection in the NFL Draft with a plate full of crab legs. Normally, such a photo wouldn’t be newsworthy – but given the fact that Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix last April, it didn’t go unnoticed. Winston, who was criticized heavily for the post, eventually took it down, reportedly at the request of his new employer.Former NFL quarterback Shaun King, who is dialed into the football scene in northern Florida, has provided a bit of backstory on the photo Friday morning. He says that the crab legs were a gift from Captain Keith Colburn of The Deadliest Catch after Winston helped auction off a king crab at Mike Alstott’s charity auction earlier this year. He’s blasting people who have been critical of Winston.If people only knew how STUPID they sound killing this kid over that picture smdh— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015I was seated at the table right next to jameis at the mike alstott charity auction, when captain keith asked jameis to help him auction off— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015This huge king crab he had flown in for the event. Captain keith is from the deadliest catch show. I wasnt sure how jameis was gonna— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Handle the request, but it didnt faze the young man at all he simply said ok sure, we r here to help the alstott foundation right.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015That same captain keith in a gesture of thanks sent jameis and his family 25lbs of king crabs legs for his draft event last night.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Thats the backstory behind last nights picture for those of you who need to seriously have some self evaluation done— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015While the backstory may be a bit more heartwarming than many would have guessed, Winston likely still knew the reaction he’d get for the post. Whether it was worth it – well, that’s a question that the new Buccaneers quarterback can answer.last_img read more

Video: Texas A&M DT Daylon Mack Delivered A Clowney-Like Hit Against Nevada

first_imgDaylon Mack makes an enormous hit on a Nevada player.Daylon Mack HitYou remember that Jadeveon Clowney hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith during the 2013 Outback Bowl, right? Of course you do.Well, Texas A&M freshman defensive tackle Daylon Mack just did his best Clowney impression on a poor Nevada ball-carrier. Note to Aggie opponents: probably unwise to leave this guy unblocked like Nevada did right here. My goodness. Keep in mind this is the same kid who did this last week.Mack is going to be a good one.last_img

Bill Simmons Tried To Troll Oregon, Failed Spectacularly

first_imgBill Simmons tries to troll Oregon with tweet.oregon bill simmons failed trollFormer ESPNer Bill Simmons – now the owner and operator of The Ringer – attended college at Holy Cross, which landed a 16-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Friday, the Crusaders take on 1-seed Oregon for the right to play in the round of 32. As such, Simmons attempted to poke fun at the Ducks’ program – but somehow failed miserably in the process.Simmons took to Twitter this morning, posting a photo of the 1947 Holy Cross squad that won the national title, asking Oregon fans to show him a photo of their national championship team. Clearly, he didn’t they they’ve ever had one. Except they do – Oregon won the first NCAA Tournament, back in 1939. Simmons quickly admitted defeat.Where is Oregon’s NCAA championship team photo? pic.twitter.com/BP12ahS4kE— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016@BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/TnRhcz6mOd— William (John) Moore (@akajtg) March 18, 2016Touche!!! 1939 vs. 1947 – tonight at 7:30! RT @akajtg: @BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/wYfchlL2Tt— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016The two programs may have the same number of national championship teams, but we don’t think tonight’s game will be anywhere close to even. Simmons probably should have done some quick research before firing off his tweet.last_img read more

Kompany warns against risking De Bruyne vs Liverpool

first_imgPremier League champions Manchester City should not risk injury doubt Kevin De Bruyne against leaders Liverpool on Thursday, according to captain Vincent Kompany.The Belgium international missed the 3-1 defeat to Southampton due to a muscle problem, and has been absent for swathes of the campaign due to separate knee injuries.Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium starts a run of seven games over 26 days for City and Kompany feels Pep Guardiola would be best off looking beyond the summit meeting this week. 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? “We all know Kevin’s strengths and his ability to change a game,” he told Sky Sports.”I really don’t know what physical state he is in.”He seems to be alright but in a way I feel this season still has so much to offer.”If I had to decide myself, what I would prefer is for Kevin to be fit for the rest of the season.”Everybody is focused on Liverpool but there is much more we’ll need him for.”De Bruyne faces a fitness test before his availability is determined for the visit of the Reds.The former Chelsea and Wolfsburg star trained on Tuesday and underwent further checks on Wednesday and Guardiola confirmed that his condition is improving.Jurgen Klopp is braced for De Bruyne to return but admitted that it would be a major boost to his side if the playmaker missed out.”We can’t specially prepare for Kevin De Bruyne,” the German coach added.”Missing a player like Kevin De Bruyne is a massive blow, unbelievable.”He played only from time to time and he was unbelievably influential immediately.”He scored fantastic goals, he’s just a world class player.”I expected that he’s playing, I’m happy that he’s not seriously injured again, I said before that I was really happy when he was back.”They have a lot of options, obviously, if he would play that would give them a massive boost, yes.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Ronaldo celebrates Supercoppa win with Mayweather

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates were paid a visit by Floyd Mayweather in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the boxing icon celebrating the Italian side’s 1-0 Supercoppa Italiana victory over AC Milan.Ronaldo himself was responsible for the win, heading home a Miralem Pjanic assist in the 61st minute to ultimately seal the Old Lady’s eighth title – one more than opponents Milan.Franck Kessie’s second-half sending off made things even more difficult for the Rossoneri, with the Ivory Coast international the second Milan player to be shown red against Juventus this term after Gonzalo Higuain was sent off earlier this season. 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? Wednesday’s win marks the first medal Ronaldo has won as a Juve player since he joined from Real Madrid in a €112 million deal in the close season and the Portugal star, before being congratulated by the undefeated Mayweather, said that hopes this is the beginning of bigger and better things.Champions celebrating with a champion, @FloydMayweather meets the team in the Bianconeri locker room 🏆#SuperJuve #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/2vj6JRB8MR— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 16, 2019Speaking to Rai Sport after the victory, he said: “It was a very difficult match, it’s very warm and hard to play in these conditions.”We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal.”It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy, I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy.”But it is only the start, we will take it one step at a time. We’ve got this trophy, now we must keep working hard to achieve the next one.”Even though Serie A is only at its halfway stage it seems inevitable that Ronaldo will add Italy’s top-flight title to his medal haul with Juve unbeaten and nine points clear of second-place Napoli.But Ronaldo is refusing to rest on his laurels in his bid to win major honours with Juve.”Serie A is always Juve’s main objective,” he added.”We are top of the table, but it’s a very long tournament and it’s going to be tough, so we need to keep working.”Ronaldo and Juventus return to domestic action with a home clash against Chievo on Monday.last_img read more

Nebraska WR Keyan Williams Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgFlag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska wide receiver Keyan Williams announced earlier this month that he had decided to transfer out of the Huskers’ program. The wideout announced this morning where he’s decided to transfer to.Williams, the son of Nebraska’s former wide receivers coach, announced back on May 14 that he was going to transfer.The 5-foot-10, 195-pound wide receiver is graduating from Nebraska. He’ll be eligible to play right away a grad transfer in 2018.This was his full announcement at the time of his transfer:#GBRAlways ?? pic.twitter.com/zntt75HZrV— Keyan Williams (@Primetime_IX) May 14, 2018Williams is a New Orleans, La. native. He first played at Fresno State.He announced this morning that he’s committed to Ball State.ITS TIME. pic.twitter.com/yJPZgsxEVR— Keyan Williams (@Primetime_IX) May 29, 2018Best of luck at Ball State, Keyan.last_img read more

The Country’s No. 1 Punter Announced His College Decision

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The recruiting decision of a high school punter isn’t going to make a lot of headlines, but when it’s the No. 1 punter in the country, it’s actually a pretty huge commitment.Punting can be especially important at the college level, where field position can make all the difference, especially when facing an offense that can be prone to turning the ball over.So, Notre Dame fans, we’ve got some great news for you. The Fighting Irish have landed a commitment from the No. 1 punter in the country.Jay Bramblett, the No. 1 P in the 2019 class, has committed to Notre Dame.The elite punter is a Tuscaloosa, Ala. native. He chose Notre Dame over Alabama, LSU and Penn State, among other programs.Bramblett announced his decision on Twitter.Committed… Excited about this great opportunity! #fightclub19 #4for40 #oneononetrained @_Mike_McCabe pic.twitter.com/4neIjuXTQn— Jay Bramblett (@jbram_15) May 30, 2018Notre Dame’s 2019 class has 11 commitments. It’s ranked the No. 6 overall class in the country by 247Sports.You can view ND’s full class here.last_img read more

Michigan Has Landed A Grad Transfer QB From A Big Ten School

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)The Michigan quarterback room appears to have gotten a little more crowded. The Wolverines have added a grad transfer at the position.Interestingly, the new addition comes from a fellow Big Ten team. Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. is heading to Michigan.George Jr., the son of former NFL QB Jeff George, announced his intentions to transfer to UM last night.He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.Go Blue!!! 〽️? pic.twitter.com/ESPnjYk2M4— Jeff George Jr (@jgeorgeqb) June 13, 2018At first glance, this seems like a curious move. George Jr. was a two-star recruit out of high schoo in 2014 l and Michigan is already well-stocked at the quarterback position.The Wolverines have Shea Patterson, Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton, so George Jr. looks like a distant fifth on the depth chart. However, if he’s enrolling as a walk-on, which seems likely, the move makes more sense.George Jr. enrolled at Illinois as a grayshirt in 2015 and redshirted the 2015 season. He threw for 1,743 yards, 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in two seasons at Illinois.Against Michigan in 2016, George Jr. completed 4-of-15 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown and one interception.last_img read more

Texas A&M Cornerback Suspended For The Clemson Game

first_imgA photo of the 12th man sign in Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 17: The crowd cheers on their team as they play the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on November 17, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Texas A&M is aiming to pull of an upset of top-ranked Clemson this upcoming Saturday. But that may be difficult without one of their better players in the secondary.Head coach Jimbo Fisher has announced one of the team’s starting cornerbacks will sit out this weekend as part of a two-game suspension.Renfro missed the season opener because of a violation of team rules. The Aggies’ game against Clemson will finish out the cornerback’s two-game suspension.“[Debione] Renfro will not play this game,” Fisher said, via Twitter. “He will be suspended one more game.”The junior corner had 54 total tackles in 2017 to go along with five passes defended and four forced fumbles. Those numbers declined in 2018 as Renfro had 37 total tackles and five passes defended. Jimbo Fisher said starting CB Debione Renfro will be suspended one more game, so Saturday at Clemson (two-game suspension total). Violation of teams rules.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) September 2, 2019Texas A&M is coming off an impressive 41-7 win over Texas State. The Aggies’ defense held Texas State scoreless until 36 seconds remaining in the game.On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Kellen Mond went 19-for-27 passing for 194 yards and three touchdowns.The Aggies also had two 100-yard rushers in Isaiah Spiller (seven carries for 106 yards) and Jashaun Corbin (22 carries for 103 yards).Many remember Texas A&M’s near-upset of Clemson in 2018. It was Mond’s first big game of his career as he threw for 430 yards and three touchdowns.The Aggies scored in the final minute, but couldn’t convert a two-point conversion. Clemson went on to win 28-26.Can Texas A&M pull off the upset on Saturday?last_img read more

Sudirman Cup 2019: India eye elusive medal, face tough tests in group stage

first_imgSudirman Cup 2019: India eye elusive medal, face tough tests in group stageSudirman Cup badminton: India will take on Malaysia in their opening tie of the mixed team championships on Tuesday before facing a tough test against powerhouses China on Wednesday.advertisement Next Press Trust of India NanningMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 17:01 IST Sudirman Cup 2019: India will bank on their singles stars PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth to deliver (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia take on Malaysia in their Sudirman Cup opener on TuesdayIndia have been drawn alongside Malaysia and China in Group DIndia have been seeded 8th in the mixed team championshipsIndia will continue their hunt for an elusive medal when top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway Nanning Sunday.India reached the quarterfinals twice in the 2011 and 2017 editions but failed to cross the last eight stage.The Indians would have to ensure they pull no punches when they face heavyweights China and avoid any early hiccups against 2009 semifinalists Malaysia in Group 1D to qualify from the group.India’s chances during the mixed team championship will depend on the quality singles players such as reigning BWF World Tour Finals winner Sindhu, 2019 Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, 2019 India Open finalist Kidambi Srikanth and BWF World Tour Finals semi-finalist Sameer Verma.India first will look to quell the challenge of Malaysia on Tuesday before taking on the mighty 10-time champions China the following day.India fancy their chances against MalaysiaThe 13-member Indian team, seeded eighth this time, will look to draw inspiration from their sensational win over Malaysia en route to an unprecedented team gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018.With former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei missing in action this time, India will fancy their chances against Malaysia, who are likely to bank on Lee Zii Jia in the men’s singles.In women’s singles, Goh Jin Wei or Soniia Cheah will lead the charge for Malaysia but they are unlikely to pose any threat to Sindhu or Saina.Malaysia will need their doubles to put up a good performance to salvage hopes of making it to the knockout stage.advertisementSatwiksairaj’s return from injury boosts India’s chances of making the knockoutsBut the return of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy after an injury gap will fuel India’s hopes in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles.Satwik, who recovered from a shoulder injury to make a title-winning comeback at the Brazil International Challenge recently, will form a formidable men’s doubles pair with Chirag Shetty, while pairing with the experienced Ashwini Ponappa in mixed doubles.At the last edition, India had put up a superb performance to upset 1989 winners Indonesia on their way to the quarter-finals where their run was ended by eventual runners-up China.This time too China boosts of formidable team which comprises Olympic champion Chen Long and 2018 All England Champion Shi Yuqi in men’s singles and reigning All England champion Chen Yufei in women’s singles.Besides, China also possess quality doubles combinations and all three Indian pairs will need to punch above their weights to pose a challenge to the formidable neighbours, who are eyeing their 11th title this time.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 Sudirman Cup 2019Follow India badmintonFollow PV SindhuFollow Kidambi SrikanthFollow Saina NehwalFollow Satwiksairaj Rankireddylast_img read more

Had heard about Moon in stories: Kids after visiting Isro station before Chandrayaan-2 launch

first_img Next Had heard about Moon in stories: Kids after visiting Isro station before Chandrayaan-2 launchSwapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the Isro station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the Moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling.advertisement Press Trust of India JammuJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 19:31 IST In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to the kids and they said they feel happy about it. (Photo: Twitter/Isro)HIGHLIGHTSGSLV Mk-III rocket will launch the mission into space110 children are part of Chandrayaan-2 projectMission will be launched at 2:51 am on MondayFor a brother-sister twin from Jammu, the Moon had always been about the stories they had heard from their grandmother: a friendly celestial body so far away that they could only imagine to reach there some day. Not anymore, they say.Swapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the Isro station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the Moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling.”The launch was only in our imagination. We used to hear stories of moon from our grandmother. When we actually saw it (the rocket), we were spell-bound. It was amazing,” Swapnil told PTI. “It’s a dream come true.”Swapnila said they saw the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will launch the mission into space. “It was so huge,” she added.The students are among 110 children who are part of Chandrayaan-2 project. In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to them and they said they feel happy about it.Eleven years after the success of its first lunar mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation is set for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 project at 2.51 am on Monday.The mission on board the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mk-III will take 54 days to reach the moon’s south pole. Billed as the most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the US and China.advertisement”We saw the track through which the Chandrayaan-2 vehicle will be transported to the launch pad. We saw the launching control centre and the main control centre,” Swapnila said.Isro has launched a programme for schoolchildren, called the ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (YUVIKA), from this year in tune with the government’s ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’ vision.Swapnil and Swapnila were selected after undergoing a series of test of their academic, sports and extra-curricular record. At the age of 7, both have flown the Microlite Aircraft at Hindon Air Base as co-pilots.The government is inculcating a “scientific zest among the youth” with such programmes for students, Swapnila said. “Best scientists and technocrats will come up now in the country”. Shib Narayan Acharya, a photo officer in the Ministry of Defence, and Sarmistha Acharya are proud parents and said they are happy about their children visiting the Isro station.”The full family will see the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 launch,” said their mother.Their father said the children were invited by former president the late APJ Abdul Kalam, who spent a few hours with them.Also Read | Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft: Launcher, lander, rover, orbiter explainedAlso Read | Chandrayaan-1 confirmed presence of water on Moon. Will Chandrayaan-2 find alien life?Also Watch | Chandrayaan 2 to be launched on July 15: ISROGet 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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Chandrayaan 2Follow ISROlast_img read more

Whatever I said was in fit of anger: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik explains remark

first_imgWhatever I said was in fit of anger: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik explains remarkAddressing a gathering at the inaugural event of Kargil Ladakh Tourism Festival 2019 at Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium Kargil on Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik opined that the biggest disease in Jammu and Kashmir is corruption.advertisement Asian News International SrinagarJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 11:24 IST Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSA day ago, J&K governor said that terrorists should gun down those who have looted the country and their stateHe also called Omar Abdullah a “political juvenile” after Abdullah criticised him over his statementOmar had said if any politician or bureaucrat is killed in the state then it must be considered as the execution of Governor’s orderA day after he said that terrorists should gun down those who have looted the country and their state, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said that as a Governor he should have avoided the comment while adding that whatever he said was in a “fit of anger”.”Whatever I said was in a fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption. As a Governor, I should not have said this. But if I was not holding this post, I would have said the same and would have been ready to bear the consequences,” Malik told ANI.”Many of the political leaders and top bureaucrats are steeped in corruption here, they are criminals. As a Governor I should have avoided making such a comment, but as an individual this is what I feel,” he added.Addressing a gathering at the inaugural event of Kargil Ladakh Tourism Festival 2019 at Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium Kargil on Sunday, Malik opined that the biggest disease in Jammu and Kashmir is corruption.”The biggest disease in Kashmir is corruption…These youth with guns, they are killing PSOs and SPOs for no reason, why are you killing them? Kill those who have looted your country and all the wealth from Kashmir, have you killed anyone out of them? Nothing will be achieved by this,” Governor had said.Hitting out at former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, the Governor called him a “political juvenile” after Abdullah criticised him over his statement on Sunday.”He is a political juvenile who tweets on everything. See the reaction to his tweets and you will find out, go on the streets and ask about him,” Malik said.advertisementEarlier, the National Conference leader had taken to Twitter and said that if any politician or bureaucrat is killed in the state then it must be considered as the execution of Governor’s order.”Save this tweet – after today any mainstream politician or serving/retired bureaucrat killed in Jammu and Kashmir has been murdered on the express orders of the Governor of J and K Satyapal Malik,” tweeted Abdullah.Also Read | J&K Governor tells militants to kill the corrupt who looted Kashmir, Omar Abdullah respondsAlso Watch | Omar Abdullah hits back at J&K Governor for telling militants to kill the corrupt in KashmirFor 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 byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Satya PalFollow omar abdullahFollow Governorlast_img read more

Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuse

first_img Reuters LondonAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 21, 2019 22:55 IST Paul Pogba was abused online after missing a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwitter representatives will meet Man United after their player Paul Pogba faced racial abuse onlinePogba was a target of online abuse after missing a penalty on MondayThe abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team matesTwitter representatives will meet Manchester United and British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out after the club’s midfielder Paul Pogba became the latest player to be subjected to online racist abuse, the social media company said on Wednesday.France international Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard last week urged social media companies to take action after 21-year-old striker Tammy Abraham was targeted after the team’s UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool.”We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users,” Twitter said in a statement.”Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.””Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”The abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team mates including Harry Maguire who urged social media companies to verify user accounts to prevent anonymous abuse of players.England women’s coach Phil Neville, a former United player, urged the soccer community to boycott social media for six months to send a message.A study released by Kick It Out said it received 159 reports of discrimination via social media in the English professional game last season.advertisementAlso Read | You attack him you attack us all: Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul PogbaAlso Read | Come off social media: Phil Neville’s advice to football community to combat racial abuseAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Paul PogbaFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier league Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuseFrance international Paul Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Max Wastler

first_imgTalk about a man who wears many hats (cowboy hats that is), Max Wastler is TheManual.com come to life. He preaches the gospel of Made in America while keeping his bourbon close at hand. Today Mr. Wastler pauses for just a moment to tell us a bit more about himself and his personal style. I am from Saint Louis, Missouri. I graduated from DePauw University in 2003 with a degree in Creative Writing and from 2004 to 2006, I spent two intense years studying acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. After that I worked in and around clothes for a good while. I’ve done everything from testing swimwear to making and selling custom clothing for the top men’s clothing stores in the Midwest. I also write. Currently, I’m the Cultural Bloodhound for Basil Hayden’s bourbon whiskey, I’m the co-host of a program called Made Right Here, I’m the co-owner of an online shop called Buckshot Sonny’s, and I’m on the creative team for a new publication called The Collective Quarterly.Jeans: I wear the Bartons from Imogene + Willie all winter and in the summer months, an early version of Baldwin’s Reeds that were made with incredibly lightweight denim.Shirts: Custom Gitman Bros.Pants: Dana Lee.Suits: A custom navy Oxxford Clothes suit from the 1220 line.Shoes: Alden shoes and boots. A vintage pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots. Lately, I’ve been enjoying a pair of New Balance my mother gave me for Christmas, the 496 – the same pair Willie Nelson wears I travel with a pair of super-packable New Balance Minimus Trail shoes. Accessories: Lately, I’ve been wearing a cowboy hat fairly regularly. Something about the work I’ve been doing for the bourbon company makes it feel just right. I wear a shantung Stetson Open Road, a pecan-colored beaver pelt from Texas Hatters, an official MLB Cardinals New Era cap, and anything from King Ropes. One of my best friends gave me an Omega Seamaster De Ville which never leaves my wrist, and I have worn this silver band since high school. It’s imbued with a lot of personal significance, and again, never leaves my left middle finger.Outerwear: My favorite jacket is Patagonia’s Down Sweater. I have a jacket and a vest from their first season, which is slightly shinier than the current model. I also wear this unlined cruiser which I found in a dollar bin of a factory outlet store. And if I get questions about anything, it’s this trademark of mine, a vintage cowichan from a non-existent mail order company. I dated a clothing designer for a long time, and she had a great eye for finding the pieces that have come to define my style. That sweater was one of them.Your favorite App: Stitcher. I just checked, and since downloading it in 2011, I’ve listened to 1,200 hours of podcasts, my favorites being Slate’s Culture Gabfest, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, and KCRW’s The Business. I refer to them in conversation on a daily basis.Favorite piece of technology: Now that I’ve put some skin in the game: the printing press.Next tech purchase: I need some new Pilot V5 pens. Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Editors’ Recommendations Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat last_img read more

Wild Antarctica: Three Cool Cruises to the Southernmost Continent

first_img 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read In a short decade, Antarctica has evolved from a wild, impenetrable destination to somewhere even 70-somethings with enough Dramamine and disposable income can venture with relative ease. But, while most cruise expeditions stop at the Antarctic Peninsula, these unique adventures go much deeper — literally.Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far SideFor travelers with plenty of time and cash to spend on the adventure of a lifetime, Journey Latin America’s Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side ticks a lot of bucket list checkboxes. The ambitious 35-day trip is a real expedition that departs from Buenos Aires with only a one-day stop at the Antarctic Peninsula. From there, the real journey begins with a sail along the continent’s wild western coast. Travelers cross the Polar Circle, through the Amundsen Sea, before a full week in the Ross Sea. After a stop at Cape Adare, the journey terminates at Invercargill, New Zealand. This is a side of Antarctica that few travelers ever see — including destinations once visited by the continent’s most famous explorers — and it’s not for the faint of heart. Weather permitting, passengers can also visit Campbell Island and the Ross Ice Shelf by Zodiac or helicopter.Cost: Approximately $22,000 USDThe Spirit of ShackletonG Adventures’ 21-day Spirit of Shackleton expedition is a slightly less ambitious roundtrip journey from Ushuaia (the southern tip of Argentina) to Antarctica and back again. The itinerary traces much of the path of legendary Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton, following his journey in reverse from the Falkland Islands and South Georgia (Shackleton’s final resting place) to Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. The unique wildlife-spotting opportunities are among the best of any journey to the continent. If the weather cooperates, twice daily shore landings are offered where passengers can spot thousands of Chinstrap, Adélie, and Gentoo penguins. Plus, the surrounding waters are rich with seals and minke, orca, and humpback whales.Cost: $13,000 USDActive AntarcticaFor travelers not content to simply watch the world outside go by, Audley Travel’s Active Antarctica is dedicated to spending as little time aboard the ship as possible. While most journeys to Antarctica (including the other two above) require little more than an adventurous spirit, this 16-day expedition is for travelers who are physically adventurous as well. Days on the small ship Polar Pioneer are filled with active excursions like climbing polar peaks, glacier kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving the Antarctic waters, camping with penguins on the ice, and witnessing the continent’s unique wildlife under the guidance of professionally trained naturalists. Cost: Approximately $15,300 USD (flights included) 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Editors’ Recommendations Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly How to Read a Topographic Maplast_img read more