Lopetegui mourns ‘saddest day of my life’ after Spain sacking

first_imgReal Madrid Lopetegui mourns ‘the saddest day of my life’ after Spain sacking Goal 02:13 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Julen Lopetegui Spain Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División Portugal v Spain Spain Portugal World Cup While the former Castilla boss is delighted to be heading back to the Bernabeu, although the manner of his Spain exit hurt him deeply Former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has admitted that the news he would be sacked from his post made Wednesday “the saddest day of my life”. Lopetegui steered La Roja through World Cup qualifying with ease and went into the tournament as one of the favourites to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy. The RFEF, however, made the decision to relieve him of his duties after going public over a deal to take the Real Madrid job at the end of the World Cup.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And he confessed that while he is delighted to join the Blancos, the manner of his Spain exit has left a bitter taste. “Yesterday was the saddest day of my life, since the death of my mother… but this is the happiest day,” Lopetegui told reporters on Thursday. “I know which club I am joining, the demands are huge, so we will give our all to fight to live up to the history of the club, and to improve it.“Today is the happiest day of my life. I came here when I was 18 years old with my brother in Castilla. I left home to be at Real Madrid. I’ve lived & drank Madrid.”I have complete loyalty & I am very clear on what loyalty is. I hope Spain have a magnificent World Cup.”Lopetegui knows Madrid well, having played for Castilla for several seasons as a player and also coaching the club’s B team at the start of his career on the bench. He boasts European Championship medals at both Under-19 and 21 levels from his time directing Spain’s youth divisions, and was most recently in charge of Porto prior to taking the national team job in 2016.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Nicol: Man Utd fullback Shaw better under Solskjaer

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Nicol: Man Utd fullback Shaw better under Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Steve Nicol is impressed by Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Shaw has enjoyed a resurgence at Manchester United this season and signed a new five-year contract back in October.“Jose Mourinho restricts players,” Nicol said.“It was funny, I was watching today [against Bournemouth] and I saw Shaw, who is a left-back, running towards the opposition penalty box with two and three players behind him, in front of him, backing him up, looking for passes.“You would never have seen that in a million years [under Mourinho].“You would have seen Shaw stuck out on the left-hand side, running up a tramline.“That’s what he was told to do [by Mourinho].” last_img read more

9 months agoHong Kong group in talks to buy into Inter Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hong Kong group in talks to buy into Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA Hong Kong group are in talks to buy into Inter Milan.Gazzetta dello Sport says the investment firm will buy Erick Thohir’s 30 per cent of the club.Negotiations are believed to be at an advanced stage and could be finalised within two to three weeks.It will mean Suning Group having a new partner in their management of Inter. last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott’s Father Claims Urban Meyer Told Him His Son Would Be In The Heisman “Conversation” If He Chose OSU

first_imgHeisman trophy state in front of high school image of Ezekiel Elliott.Urban Meyer Ezekiel ElliottOhio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, one of the breakout stars of last year’s postseason, is a Heisman Trophy favorite heading into the 2015 campaign. According to Elliott’s father, Stacy, it’s all according to plan. The elder Elliott took to Twitter Wednesday morning to share something that head coach Urban Meyer reportedly told him during his recruitment of the young Buckeye. Elliott claims that Meyer told him that his son would be in the “conversation” for the Heisman Trophy if he chose to play in Columbus.Urban Meyer said to me”Brother trust me”! “If he comes he will be in that conversation” So I trusted!!! #GoBucks! pic.twitter.com/dRSydVduIg— Ambassador Elliott (@stacy_elliott) May 27, 2015Coaches often have to make bold promises to get big-time players to commit to their program. It’s nice when they actually pan out, right?last_img read more

Brad Paisley’s New Video For “Country Nation” Is An Ode To College Football

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Country star Brad Paisley has unveiled a new video for his single “Country Nation” and it’s essentially an ode to college football. In the video, Paisley performs inside Vanderbilt Stadium and several college mascots make cameo appearances. There’s the Oregon Duck doing Crossfit, the West Virgnia Mountaineer hanging with Paisley, and the LSU Tiger pushing a baby carriage, among other things.Paisley also altered the lyrics slightly to give the song a college football flavor.He’ll perform the song Saturday when he serves as College GameDay’s first celebrity guest picker of the 2015 season. Here’s the full video. last_img read more

FIFA 19 FUTTIES: Mateo Kovacic Squad Building Challenge

first_imgThe annual FUTTIES event in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team is still going strong as the most recent card revealed is the Dynamic Dribbler. The fans have voted Chelsea’s recent £40 million ($50m) permanent signing Mateo Kovacic as the central-midfielder, beating competition from Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri and Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler.The 92-rated pink card is outstanding with 88 pace, 94 dribbling, 87 shooting, 80 defending, 90 passing and 81 physicality – as well as four-star skill moves and weak-foot. Out of his impressive in-game stats, the highlights are the Croatian’s 93 acceleration, 99 shot power, 94 long shots, 96 vision, 95 short passing, 97 ball control, 96 dribbling and 90 interceptions. There isn’t much more you could ask for from a centre-mid and his Squad Building Challenge isn’t too expensive either.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? You’ll want to take advantage, which is why Goal is here to help with cheap SBC solutions.FUTTIES Mateo KovacicFUTTIES Mateo Kovacic 1 – Premier LeagueRequirements:  Minimum number of Premier League players: 1, minimum squad rating: 85, minimum team chemistry: 50, numbers of players in the squad: 11.Solution : Lucas Torreira (2,220), Sebastian Coates (2,000), Europa League Jeremy Mathieu (15,500), Man of the Match Matthijs de Light (24,250), Champions League Nicolas Tagliafico (23,000), Fejsa (2,500), Jiri Pavlenka (1,800), Frenkie de Jong (1,800), Rune Almenning Jarstein (2,000), Kevin Kampl (1,800), Europa League Ante Rebic (24,750) (101,600 coins total).Rewards: One prime gold players pack which is worth 45,000 coins.FUTTIES Mateo Kovacic 2 – 83-Rated SquadRequirements: Minimum squad rating: 83, minimum team chemistry: 70, numbers of players in the squad: 11.Solution : UEFA Champions League Ralf Fahrmann (13,000), Lars Stindl (1,400), Sven Bender (1,400), Lars Bender (3,700), Timo Horn (4,300), Sebastian Rudy (1,300), Kevin Kampl (1,800), Yann Sommer (6,500), Kerem Demirbay (2,400), Max Kruse (1,800), Andrej Kramaric (4,200) (41,800 coins total).​Rewards: One rare electrum players pack which is worth 30,000 coins.Mateo Kovacic Chelsea 2018-19last_img read more

Galatasaray eye loan move for Chelsea outcast Bakayoko

first_imgGalatasaray are exploring a loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, but are relying on the Blues agreeing to pay a significant proportion of his £120,000-a-week wages.Goal has learned that the Turkish giants are unable to pay €35 million (£32m/$39m) pricetag Chelsea want to make the transfer permanent, which may deter the Blues as they look to cash-in on the £40m signing from Monaco.New manager Frank Lampard has taken pre-season to consider whether to keep Bakayoko, but after 188 minutes of action he is ready to offload the France international, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bakayoko is facing a season on the sidelines should he fail to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea having too many foreign players within their current squad for them all to earn a place within their Premier League and Champions League rosters such are the homegrown rules for both competitions.Paris Saint-Germain showed an interest in bringing Bakayoko back to his home city, but opted instead to sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from Everton.Kenedy and Davide Zappacosta are other options who could be sold in the coming weeks as Lampard looks to cut down his core group.The Blues hope for approaches from Serie A clubs for Zappacosta, as sides across Europe wait for the Premier League transfer window to close on Thursday.Premier League clubs will submit squad lists for the upcoming season on Fridaym and Bakayoko is expected to be left off Chelsea’s alongside either Kenedy or Zappacosta. Clubs must ask for special dispensation to add a player to their squad after Friday.The Turkish transfer window closes on September 2, which means there is plenty of time for Bakayoko to negotiate his exit should he wish to head to Istanbul.A further senior player who could leave the club before the closure of the window is Danny Drinkwater.The England international is yet to receive any concrete offers from elsewhere but could be sold in the coming days. The midfielder joined Chelsea in the same summer as Bakayoko for £35m from Leicester.Chelsea are in talks to offload further talent from their previous loan group, with Leganes having made a €4.5m bid for Kenneth Omeruo and Trevoh Chalobah in talks with Huddersfield Town.Huddersfield explored a permanent move but it is now looking more likely that the 20-year-old midfielder will move on loan and sign an extension on his Blues contract.A host of other Championship clubs have begun to compete over signing the young academy product.last_img read more

Here’s The Schedule Today For College Football

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With the bowl season in full swing for college football, fans will have two intriguing matchups on display today. Between the Bahamas Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, it should be another great day on the gridiron.The first game will take place in the early afternoon, as FIU will face Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl. Although the Panthers will enter this showdown as underdogs, they have the offensive firepower to match the Rockets.Unfortunately this game will be an even bigger challenge for FIU because James Morgan will not be under center. Instead it’ll be Christian Alexander taking his place as the starting quarterback.Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET from Thomas Robinson Stadium.Here’s how to follow action at @TheBahamasBowl! ⤵️? >> Toledo ? >> Thomas A. Robinson? >> 12:30 p.m. ET? >> https://t.co/oHSHyDCjSN ? >> https://t.co/OEdd6m1lVt? >> @790TheTicket ? >> ESPN #PawsUp ? | #PantherPride pic.twitter.com/5c0cufvclV— FIU Football (@FIUFootball) December 21, 2018The second matchup is between BYU and Western Michigan. The Cougars and the Broncos start underclassmen at quarterback, which is the main reason for their inconsistency on offense.Nonetheless, the Cougars have the better defense and should be heavily favored entering the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.BYU and Western Michigan will kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET from Albertsons Stadium.GAME TOMORROW!!? BYU vs Western Michigan⌚ 2pm MST? Albertsons Stadium (Boise, ID)?️ BYU Radio, SiriusXM 143? KSL 1160AM/102.7FM? ESPN#BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/9FlzJgzHtg— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) December 21, 2018Both games will be available on ESPN.This should be an early treat for fans everywhere, as more great games await this weekend.last_img read more

Recruiting Insider Thinks 1 School Could Be “Done Deal” For Tate Martell

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)A college football recruiting insider thinks one major program could be a “done deal” for quarterback transfer Tate Martell.Martell, who’s entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, visited West Virginia on Sunday.Today, Martell is heading to Miami, which boasts a roster featuring some of his high school teammates.Recruiting guru Woody Womack thinks Miami is a “done deal” for Martell, as long as the Hurricanes want him.“If Miami says yes, it’s a done deal for Tate, IMO,” he tweeted.If Miami says yes, it’s a done deal for Tate, IMO https://t.co/GmfVwNmk04— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) January 14, 2019This comes after Martell posted a photo on Instagram, revealing a flight to Miami, Florida.Tate Martell, it would appear according to IG, is on his way to Miami.Not unexpected, but, there’s a plane and a boarding pass involved now.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) January 14, 2019Martell has a couple of high school teammates now playing for Miami. Those teammates have been recruiting him to the Hurricanes.Louisville has also been mentioned as a possible destination for Martell.It’s unclear what kind of timeline Martell will be operating on when making a decision, but if he loves Miami (and the Hurricanes love him) it looks like one could come soon.last_img read more

2019 4-Star WR Alante Brown Announces He’s De-Committing

first_imgA general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top wide receivers in the 2019 recruiting class has taken to Twitter to announce his decommitment.Alante Brown, a four-star wide receiver in the 2019 class out of Chicago, Illinois, announced on social media that he’s no longer committed to Michigan State.“After speaking with the Michigan State coaching staff, it has been decided that it would be best for us to go in different directions,” Brown wrote. “I am open to any school that is interested in me.”Here’s his full statement:God’s Plan.. pic.twitter.com/jGcm2wOzo4— Alante Brown ⚡️ (@alantebrown3) January 27, 2019Brown is a 5-foot-10, 181-pound wide receiver out of Simeon High School in Chicago.The four-star wide receiver is ranked the No. 27 WR in the class by 247Sports’ recruiting rankings.Brown, a quarterback at the high school level, did not sign with Michigan State in December but said he was “100 percent” committed to the Spartans and planned on signing in February.The four-star prospect has received interest from Florida State, Texas Tech and Cincinnati, among other programs, in recent months.Florida State is believed by some to be the favorite to land a commitment from Brown in the wake of his decommitment from Michigan State.last_img read more

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal reaches semis, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

first_img Press Trust of India JakartaJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 18:40 IST Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal beat Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 in the Indonesia Masters quarter-finalsSaina will next face He Bingjiao, who beat Chen Xiaoxin 21-18 21-14Kidambi Srikanth suffered an 18-21 19-21 defeat against Jonatan ChristieSaina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat on way to her second consecutive semi-final of the season but Kidambi Srikanth made an exit after losing his quarter-final match at Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta on Friday.Eighth seed Saina, who had reached the semi-finals last week at Malaysia Masters, beat Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 to make it to the last four of women’s singles in Jakarta.The two-time Commonwealth Games champion will next face He Bingjiao, who beat fellow Chinese shuttler Chen Xiaoxin 21-18 21-14 in the other quarter-final match.Srikanth, however, had to settle for a second quarter-final finish after losing 18-21 19-21 to local hero and Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie.Saina enjoyed a good start and soon galloped to a 11-4 lead at the interval. The indian continued to dominate proceeding after the interval, moving in quick bursts of points to close out the opening game comfortably.In the second game, Chochuwong ran to 8-4 lead but Saina caught up with her at 12-12 before going ahead and shut the door on her opponent.In the men’s singles quarterfinals, Srikanth tried to put pressure on his rival but Jonatan was solid in his defence and with the Indian making errors, the Indonesian led 11-7 at the break.Srikanth caught up with Jonatan at 15-15 after making few good saves. The Indian then unleashed a straight smash to lead 17-16 for the first time in the match.But Srikanth committed two many unforced errors and also made a misjudgement at the backline to hand over game points to the Indonesian who sealed it with a half smash.advertisementJonatan raced away to a 6-0 lead before a spinning net shot helped Srikanth to log first points in the second game. However, the Indonesian managed to lead 11-4 at the breather after Srikanth failed to reach a shot at the forecourt.After the break, Jonatan maintained the lead to reach 15-8. The Indian grabbed three quick points but a weak return from the backline found the net.Srikanth reduced the deficit to 14-16 by pushing the shuttle at the back court. Srikanth brought the equation down to 18-19 before Jonatan made an error of judgment at the back court. But the Indonesian made amends immediately as he unleashed a smash to reach match points before grabbing the match with another return.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow Kidambi SrikanthFollow Indonesia Masters Next Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal reaches semis, Kidambi Srikanth crashes outIndonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 in the quarter-finals on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

Google Pixel 3 XL Lite makes way to Geekbench again, now with 4GB RAM

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 12:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSGoogle launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL in October last year.This time the Pixel 3 XL Lite has been spotted bearing a 4GB RAM memory.The Geekbench results further show that the Pixel 3 XL Lite will be powered by a Qualcomm processor.Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL in October last year. Looks like the company is all set to launch two more Pixel phones now. The new Pixels are going to be the Liter versions of the existing Pixels. The Google Pixel 3 XL Lite and Pixel 3 Lite. The Pixel 3 XL Lite has been subjected to several leaks and rumours already and now the smartphone has made its way to the benchmarking site — Geekbench.Interestingly this isn’t the first time that the phone has been spotted on Geekbench. Earlier this Pixel 3 XL Lite was spotted with 6GB RAM on the benchmarking site. But now, the new Geekbench listing reveals a new variant of the phone. This time the Pixel 3 XL Lite has been spotted bearing a 4GB RAM memory.Following Google’s track record the Pixel phones have never come with 6GB RAM. So chances could be two. One, either Google is trying out new strategies for its Pixel or two, Google could be launching two variants of the Pixels. The Geekbench listing further reveals the name of the phone to be Google Pixel 3A XL. The benchmark listing also reveals the performance score of the phone in question in single and multi-core. In single core, the Pixel phone manages to score 1640, while in multi-core the phone scores 4973.The Geekbench results further show that the Pixel 3 XL Lite will be powered by a Qualcomm processor. Rumours previously revealed that the Pixel 3 XL Lite could be powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset. To brush up the specs, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL both are powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Liter version of Pixels are mostly said to look like Pixel 3 and come with single camera on the back and front. The Pixel Lite will sport no notch like the Pixel 3 XL, rumours suggest.advertisementAlso, just like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL the upcoming Liter version of Pixels will also launch running on Android 9 Pie. Google is yet to reveal the launch timeline of the Liter Pixels but considering the leaks and rumours the phones are expected to launch very soon. Meanwhile, Google has scheduled its I/O event for May 7 which will continue until May 9.ALSO READ | Pixel 3 XL Lite will have more RAM than Pixel 3 XL, more specifications leak as wellALSO READ | Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite renders leak: 3.5mm headphone jack, no notch and moreALSO READ | Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite likely to launch in India in MayGet 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 GoogleFollow Pixel Google Pixel 3 XL Lite makes way to Geekbench again, now with 4GB RAMJust like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL the upcoming Liter version of Pixels will also launch running on Android 9 Pie.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Australia 2nd ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live Broadcast

first_imgIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live BroadcastIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI Match, Nagpur: The Virat-Kohli led team ticked all the boxes to thrash Australia by six wickets in the series opener on Saturday. It was a welcome win for India after losing the T20 series 0-2.advertisement India Today Web Desk NagpurMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 12:45 IST India vs Australia 2nd ODI, Nagpur: India won the first match by 6 wickets in Hyderabad (AP Photo)Auditions for the World Cup hopefuls will continue but India will also be aiming to produce another complete performance against Australia in the second ODI here Tuesday.The Virat-Kohli led team ticked all the boxes to thrash Australia by six wickets in the series opener on Saturday. It was a welcome win for India after losing the T20 series 0-2.With only four ODIs remaining before the World Cup, the hosts will look to finalise the “two available spots” in an otherwise settled squad for the all important tournament.Opener Shikhar Dhawan failed in Hyderabad but he is likely to get another game as chances of K L Rahul coming in for him appear bleak. However, if given a chance Rahul will be more than willing to make optimum use of.Vice-captain Rohit Sharma can take any attack to cleaners on his day and the Aussies would be wary of him and skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 44 on Saturday night.What time does the 2nd ODI between India vs Australia start?The 2nd ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 5, Saturday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.Where will the 2nd ODI between India and Australia be played?advertisementThe 2nd ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 2nd ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 2nd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 2nd ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 2019Follow australia vs india broadcast channellast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveils robots to help wheelchair users and workers

first_img Reuters TokyoMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 17:50 IST The robots can carry food and other goods, guide viewers to their seats and provide event information at 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo)Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.The two products, Toyota’s Human Support Robot (HSR) and the Power Assist Suit from Panasonic, were demonstrated to the public for the first time in Tokyo.The HSR, a small white robot with built-in facial features, will assist wheelchair users at the Olympics, which begin in July 2020.The robots can carry food and other goods, guide viewers to their seats and provide event information.”We will support people at the Olympics and at the stadium in wheelchair accessible areas,” said Minoru Yamauchi, who is in charge of Toyota’s 2020 robots program.”In terms of service, we will be offering stress-free entry and viewing and the robot can also carry bags and other luggage items for the customers.”There will be 16 HSR robots at Tokyo 2020 venues and Toyota hope to have similar products available for general sale by the early 2030s.Panasonic also presented their offering, a battery-powered exoskeleton that assists with picking up heavy objects.People are strapped into the Power Assist Suits, which enable users to repetitively lift and carry objects without putting a strain on their back.They will be used by workers at Olympic and Paralympic venues, as well as the athletes’ village.Tokyo 2020 organisers have long maintained next year’s summer showpiece will be the most innovative ever and more robots are expected to be announced later.”At Pyeongchang there are examples of robots being used at the Games but I don’t think it was to this sort of practical level,” said Tokyo 2020 Vice Director General Maasaki Komiya.advertisement”So, let me reiterate, we want to give the impression that robots are actually usable and they can become part of our daily lives.””At past Games I do not believe that we really saw robots as part of the Games.”The Olympics begin on July 24, 2020 with the Paralympics commencing a month later.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 Tags :Follow 2020 Tokyo OlympicsFollow 2020 Tokyo ParalympicsFollow Robots Next Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveils robots to help wheelchair users and workersTokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers unveiled and demonstrated robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games next year.advertisementlast_img read more

ICC rankings: India retain top spot in Tests, England No. 1 in ODIs

first_imgICC rankings: India retain top spot in Tests, England No. 1 in ODIsIndia’s lead over New Zealand in the ICC Test Team Rankings has narrowed from eight to two points and England remain at the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service DubaiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 14:12 IST India clinched the ICC Test Mace for the third year in a row earlier this year (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia were on 116 points and New Zealand on 108 before the updateEngland have overtaken Australia to 4th position in Test rankingsSouth Africa have overtaken New Zealand at the third spot in the ODI rankingsIndia and England have retained their top positions in the team rankings for Tests and ODIs, respectively, after the annual update in which series results from 2015-16 are removed, and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 per cent.India’s lead over New Zealand in the ICC Test Team Rankings has narrowed from eight to two points and England remain at the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings with their gap over India reduced to just two points in an expanded table.In the Test rankings, India were on 116 points and New Zealand on 108 before the update. But India’s 3-0 win over South Africa and 2-1 win in Sri Lanka being purged as part of the 2015-16 season sees them losing three points while New Zealand’s two 2-0 defeats to Australia being removed sees them gain three points.In the only change of positions on the table, England have overtaken Australia to fourth position and are on 105 points. Australia are on 98 points after dropping six points as they had won four of the five series in 2015-16, no more part of the calculations. In another significant movement, the gap between seventh-placed Pakistan and eighth-placed West Indies has trimmed from 11 to two points.In the ODI rankings, England have retained the No. 1 ranking but to go into the World Cup as the top-ranked side, they will need to beat Ireland in an upcoming one-off ODI and then beat Pakistan 3-2 or better in a home series, or lose to Ireland but then beat Pakistan 4-1 or better.advertisementSouth Africa have overtaken New Zealand at the third spot while another change in positions sees the West Indies moving ahead of Sri Lanka to seventh place. No team has dropped out of the top 10, thus ensuring that the World Cup will see the 10 top-ranked sides in action.Three of the four teams awarded ODI status at the end of the World Cricket League Division 2 will join the rankings once they have played the requisite eight qualifying matches. However, PNG join the rankings immediately having played several ODIs prior to April 2018. The Netherlands, who already had ODI status, will need to play two more ODIs to achieve a ranking.The annual update for the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings will be made on May 3.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow ICC Test rankingsFollow ICC ODI rankingsFollow ICC rankingslast_img read more

Urban Electric Celebrates 10 Years

first_img An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now In this age of mass manufacturing overseas and the recent building collapses in Bangladesh, killing thousands of workers who slave away for Gap and Walmart, it’s thoroughly refreshing to hear about an American based company who takes care of their employees. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Urban Electric is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Their bench-made lighting fixtures hang around the world in historic homes, high end hotels and hot to trot restaurants and they have been covered by everyone from Elle Decor to World of Interiors. Yet, the company remains humble and humming with happy workers.Much of the positive vibe is thanks to the down to Earth and energetic founder, Dave Dawson. We had a long and thorough chat with him about how the company came to be, what’s hot in the lighting world and why LED is the way of the future.What inspired you to start Urban Electric?I got into manufacturing through the normal route- I went to law school. (laughs). I went to William and Mary, practiced law for a while, Environmental Litigation in Charlotte. I really enjoyed it but it was not a driving passion for me. My family had a high tech company in the late 90s in San Francisco and I worked for them, then sold that. My main purpose while I was out there was meeting my wife.  We wanted to leave San Francisco and Charleston just popped up. I had never been there and when I visited I fell in love. It is a great place to raise kids and have them grow up. We bought an 1860s Charleston Single and when we started renovating we found the lighting options around here very limited. We opened a retail store and pretty quickly learned that was not what our passion was. We wanted to create something niche and special and the industry seemed very dumbed down. On the retail side we were beholden to everyone else’s designs and production. So we decided to start designing our own pieces.What was the next step?I hooked up with Michael Amato who is our Creative Director. He went to Parsons for fashion and has done interior design and turns out to be an incredible product designer and branding creative. My wife, Michael and I began the process of finding someone to make all of these things for us and it was really difficult. It’s hard to imagine now but back in the early 2000s it was very hard to find Made in America. But we were determined to keep it in the US. That took us to the next step, creating it ourselves.We didn’t think it would be that hard but it ended up being incredibly difficult! At the same time we met a local guy who was making lanterns. He was ready to retire  and we bought his business that included a tiny workshop and several craftsmen. We went from there and one of those craftsmen is still with us!We added on, moved several times and finally landed in the Navy Yard in North Charleston where we now have 65,000 square feet, a long way from the 1,500 we started with. The building is amazing. It was built around 1908 and has incredible light and space.Tell us about some of your business practices that make Urban Electric unique.We really put an emphasis on personal improvement. UECo U is what we call our company wide education program. We even take field trips to places like an old fashion letter press or have speakers come in and talk to the company. We want people to inspire their horizons and think about their work in a broader context. We also encourage people to come up with things they want to do. We will pay for a pottery class if that is something they want to do and then they will report back what they learned. Some of our guys are going to England to learn spinning and  lathe work from an old world company. Our internal motto is -Always Proud, Never Satisfied.We have a very, very high touch relationship with our clients. We really appreciate them and respect what they do. We are direct to interior designers and architects. That allows us to really have the ‘shoulder rub’ as I like to call it -an uncompromising level of service.One of the things I am most proud of is that we have a group of people who really are into what they do. They are passionate, engaged and proud of the type of work they do. And on the diversity side, it is a great strength of ours – we have young, old, gay, straight, black and white but that is not part of some program, we just welcome good people! Good people find good people.How has the custom lighting world changed over the past ten years?There are more offerings out there. More people are wanting custom work done. They are increasingly ambitious and want individuality. We offer more and more capabilities and create more eccentric requests. You can get your coffee in 3000 different ways today, so why not your light fixtures? That ability to offer personalization is a key differentiator. A real trend we are seeing is people wanting bigger fixtures. People are also really emphasizing quality over quantity. They want something that is sustainably made, that has real value. We have a lifetime warranty on all of our products and people really value that.What is one of the most amusing/interesting projects you have worked on? We are working on something right now that is going on in Dubai. It is one of the biggest projects at the moment. It comes to us from a designer in London, where we are doing a lot of work these days too. We did a project for the Queen of Jordan in the royal palace. We do a lot for the Four Seasons Hotels as well.You can personalize our standard collection or you can create bespoke pieces. An architect will sketch out an idea and our product development team and engineers will work to make it happen. The one in Dubai is all custom, not like anything we have done in the past. With standard we have over thirty different finishes, thousands of colors, dozens of glass, so even in standard there are loads of options.Tell us something about lights that we don’t know. I’m going to bust the common myth that incandescent light bulbs are outlawed. They are not. Everyone thinks that a law was passed that made them illegal replacing them with fluorescent. What Congress did was very technology neutral – bulbs have to meet certain efficiency standards. So the incandescent changed and there has been an explosion of innovation. LED are making a huge surge too. So a lot of people perceived this as the end of warm lighting but it is not true!How do you give back?We work with a bunch of people such as Low Country Food Bank and Backpack Buddies. A lot of kids get their primary source of food through public schools. So Low Country Food Bank will pack a backpack full of food to give to them over the weekend.Up in North Charleston there is what they call a food desert; there are no grocery stores and people get their food at the local convenience stores or McDonalds.Another is Disabilities Board. We helped them put together a video on what they do. One program is working with disabled adults. In the old days they just put people in homes and let them vegetate. But this organization provides job training, lines up transportation, placement, job coaching – getting them back out in the community. We have three guys working for us from that program. Donni is one of the favorite people in our company!We also have paid time off for people to work in the community. If one of our employees has a charity that they care about, we will match their time with a contribution.What are ya’ll doing for the 10 year anniversary? We began as lanterns only so we went around to all of the designers that we have done collections with and asked them all to design their own lantern. They all had their own take and it was a lot of fun. We are still pretty young but it is something to brag about! Editors’ Recommendations Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn center_img Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whites 1. Urban Electric Lanterns 2. Custom chandelier for The Ordinary 3. Taking care of business at UE 4. Urban Electric’s sprawling interior 5. Founder David Dawsonlast_img read more

Sole and ECCO team up to craft an ultra-stylish commuter bicycle

first_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations The relatively young (yet wildly successful) bicycle company Sole continued its annual tradition of limited edition bike collaborations this year, teaming up with Danish footwear brand ECCO to create what they’re dubbing the ECCO x Sole. Like many of its past collaborations with brands like Beats by Dre and Zico Coconut Water — and events like Chicago’s Lollapalooza — its partnership with ECCO goes beyond just producing a simple bike; it’s a celebration of what both brands do best.Despite a gap in company tenure of roughly 40 years, ECCO seems a perfect fit for putting its unique touches on a premier Sole bike. Since the 1960s, ECCO’s carved out its legacy by providing top-of-the-line footwear which has always been as flexible as it is light and comfortable. With several of its products devoted to those with active lifestyles — the brand boasts styles for hikers, golfers, and even had a launch which celebrated the 1972 Munich Olympics — this union with Sole seems a natural progression for the company.To celebrate the partnership, ECCO and Sole held a one-day pop-up event in San Francisco on April 17th, to display the exclusive collection and give attendees an opportunity to pre-order — and drool over — the stunning bike. The all-day event, held on Haight Street just a short jaunt from the famous Haight-Ashbury intersection, provided those in attendance the very first public viewing of the collaboration. Afterwards, the bikes made their way to both of ECCO’s San Francisco-based retail shops, which remain the only stores in the entire United States to carry the partnership’s exclusive design.As for the ECCO x Sole itself, the gorgeous finished product affectionately combines Sole’s clean, stylish aesthetic with ECCO’s trademark Scandinavian elegance. The entire collection — comprised of four custom models — comes in a single speed, fixed gear option, as well as the always popular city cruiser edition. Sole wrapped each of the bike’s seats and handlebars in ECCO’s rich, signature leather, outfitted the body with an ultra-lightweight frame, and includes each high performance feature native to its entire product lineup. To put it simply, ECCO and Sole’s collaboration is functional artwork on wheels.Befit for anyone with an active and outdoorsy lifestyle, the ECCO x Sole is a worthy summer companion, perfect for the daily commute to work or a longer weekend adventure. At a price point of $700, it certainly isn’t the cheapest bike of the bunch, but where else would you find the kind of superior craftsmanship akin to Sole and ECCO’s collaboration for less than that? Take a stroll through any neighborhood bike shop and it’s clear it’s not possible; Sole and ECCO struck gold with their partnership, thought it’s users of the bike who easily benefit the most. The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest Dive In Feet First With the Best Rubber Boots for Menlast_img read more

Made in the U.S.A.: Maker’s Mark and Woodzee Team Up For a Sunglasses Collaboration

first_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference? The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie We at the Manual love sunglasses and we love drinking bourbon, so we can’t tell you how excited we got when we saw that Woodzee and Maker’s Mark — two products proudly made in the U.S. A. — were teaming up for a sunglasses collaboration. Now how would a bourbon label collaborate with an eyewear company? In a stroke of genius, Woodzee used old whisky barrels to make the sunglasses. According to a press release, “Woodzee is going against the grain of overseas production with an American-made line of wood sunglasses produced in collaboration with Maker’s Mark, the name in small-batch bourbon whisky. Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels are made from wooden staves air-dried outdoors for nine months. After the bourbon aged in these barrels reaches full maturity and is packaged into the company’s iconic red-wax-dipped bottles, the barrels are recycled by Woodzee to create unique, hand-charred sunglasses.”“It’s not just made in the United States, it’s made better,” says Woodzee founder Luke Winter. That’s not just because all sunglasses are made in the United States. It’s because the sunglasses are made according to high standards, and the company’s employees get fair wages. “These sunglasses are made with nontoxic materials from sustainably sourced American woods, yielding an overall better product. Taking production to the next level, this line of sunglasses also introduces science into the equation with patent-pending IsoShokTM technology and high-quality polycarbonate lenses,” reads the release.We can’t wait to get our hands on a pair of these proudly American-made sunglasses.Woodzee’s Maker’s Mark sunglasses, $150 at woodzee.com.last_img read more

A Shot of History: You, Too, Can Drink 297-Year-Old Madeira Wine

first_img What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Editors’ Recommendations In 1720, the pirates Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and “Calico Jack” Rackham were captured by Captain John Barnett and brought to trial. In 1720, too, Jonathan Swift had just begun writing his classic novel, Gulliver’s Travels. There may not have been the Internet or Tinder or even, you know, the Declaration of Independence, but there was booze. Many kinds of booze were being made, but on the island of Madeira off the coast of Portugal, they were making fortified wine—which would come to be known as Madeira wine—and that fortified wine, by way of trade routes, made its way to what would become the United States. Those with money drank tons of it and now, if you’re in the DC area, you can drink it, too. Not just Madeira made today, but the exact same Madeira. From 1720.Plume, the only Forbes-Five-Star restaurant in DC which is located inside The Jefferson Hotel, now has a bottle of Madeira wine from 1720 that, if you’re willing to spend the money, can offer you a chance to step back in time. For $1720 per 2 ounce pour, you can drink like our Founding Fathers drank. Aside from a few bottles of 1715 Terrantez, this is the oldest Madeira in existence.Once it was acquired, the decision to offer this wine—and the Jefferson’s vast selection of other wines from various vintages—was easy.“Let’s bring in wine that Thomas Jefferson drank or the types of wine that he would’ve drank,” Wine Director at The Jefferson Jennifer Knowles said.Related: The Story Behind MadeiraBut, what does a bottle of Madeira from almost 300 years ago taste like?“It’s like bees stinging you in the mouth in the best way because of the acidity, but the finish goes on for around seven minutes,” Knowles said. Drinking this Madeira wine, or any of the other wines, Knowles added, are how people make memories. “When people drink these wines, it’s fun to see them pull out their phones and start telling each other about what was happening in the year that the wine was made.”Fortified wine not your thing? Plume also offers rum flights that are based on the Triangular Trade, a series of trade routs that were also prevalent during Thomas Jefferson’s time. Currently on the menu at Plume are, among others, rums from the French Antilles. Meet Phylloxera, One of Wine’s Most Dangerous Pests last_img read more

Mini’s Funky Paceman Is Driving Off Stage For Good

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Editors’ Recommendations Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Mini PacemanThe Mini Paceman, a quirky three-door model that never quite hit its stride, will be axed at the end of this year, according to Autocar. In the same way that most vehicle discontinuations can be spotted well in advance, the Paceman’s lackluster sales and ultra-niche fit didn’t bode well for a production renewal.Mini’s decision isn’t purely based on lineup refinement — BMW reportedly needs room to produce the next-generation 5 Series, meaning the Paceman weak link must be cut. The redesigned 5 Series sedan will roll out of BMW’s Graz, Austria, plant in 2017, and will take both the Paceman and Countryman’s assembly spots. The second-generation Countryman is due next year and will be produced elsewhere.The Paceman hasn’t had a terribly long run since its introduction in 2012, but was likely doomed by the success of the all-too-similar Countryman. It joins the Mini Cooper Coupe and Convertible (you remember those, uh, “special” models don’t you?) as models that failed within the last several years.Mini is working on five distinct vehicle lines moving forward. The Cooper hatchback, Clubman compact, Cooper Convertible, and Countryman are the current lines, and a compact sedan will likely round out the pack. The latter will be marketed to the North American and Asian markets.It may be news to many Mini shoppers, but the automaker has a history of making sedans with Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet. “Customers may know of the strong heritage of the sedan concept, but it was never [sold in] big volumes,” noted Ralph Mahler, Mini’s head of product. It’s expected that the sedan will be based on the Clubman platform, and may help the brand crack half a million in global sales next year.On the whole, Mini’s new lineup will be far less oddball/underdog than previous generation cars, which will invite new customers, but may upset some loyalists. A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more