Video: Up Close Look At Auburn Football’s New Metallic-Finished Helmet

first_imgAn Auburn supporter waves the flag on the field for the Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn’s football team will be sporting new helmets this season. They’re not very different than the helmets they’ve sported in the past. The design is the same, but the finish is different – it’s metallic. A photo of the helmets came out in early August, but now we’ve got a video of the helmet. It looks great. Really good look at the metallic finish to the new facemask and helmet stripes for Auburn football @PhilHecken— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) September 1, 2015Looks good, Tigers. Auburn opens its season Sept. 5 against Louisville.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Practice Playlist Features AC/DC, KISS, And His Surprising Favorite Song

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Like many teams, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines listen to music during practice. Harbaugh’s inclusions in the playlist include many of the rock staples you’d expect from a 51 year old football coach. You have some AC/DC, some KISS, both very standard. The playlist also includes Jim Harbaugh’s favorite song, which doesn’t strike us as something you’d play to get players pumped for practice.What music does Jim Harbaugh play at #Michigan practices?— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) September 6, 2015 Gordon Lightfoot’s song does have plenty of references to the Midwest. The shipwreck motif is a bit strange, but we probably shouldn’t question Harbaugh’s methods. The man rebuilt Stanford, he can play some Lightfoot if he wants.last_img read more

‘Superstitious and stubborn but Sarri delivers’

first_imgMaurizio Sarri is “very superstitious and very stubborn”, says Cesc Fabregas, but the Italian has found his own unique way of delivering results – with success having continued at Chelsea.Just one season has been spent in English football by the enigmatic 60-year-old.That may be all that he sees out, with Goal revealing that he is eager to return to his homeland at Serie A champions Juventus. 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? If he does walk away, then he will do so having delivered a top-four finish and Europa League glory in west London.Former Blues star Fabregas considers that to be a positive return from a man who has seen plenty of questions asked of his methods.The Spanish World Cup winner told reporters of Sarri, who allowed him to leave Chelsea for Monaco in January: “He is very superstitious, he is very stubborn in this way.”He is a manager with his own ideas and he doesn’t move from them much.”He has an idea of how he wants to play and the football that he really wants to play. He doesn’t move from it. No matter what you tell him, no matter what you advise him, no matter what your opinion is, he will never change.”But he did it the way he likes it. He has his own vision of football and, in the end, he is where he is with it and you have to respect that.”Frank Lampard Maurizio SarriWith Sarri seemingly edging towards the exits at Chelsea, another change in the dugout could be on the cards.It has been suggested that the Blues will look to bring club legend Frank Lampard back to the club if that is the case, with Fabregas among those to have been left impressed by the job an ex-England international has done at Derby.He added: “I think he has done a really impressive job. It’s his first ever job. He changed many things.”I saw him in Russia with the BBC and he had a very difficult squad, an older squad full of players at the end of their contracts as well.”He renewed completely the squad, took on young players.”He played a really aggressive style, attacking football. Really for a first ever job, I think he has done really good.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Jorginho agent not ruling out Juventus move

first_imgJorginho’s previous spell at Napoli will not stop him from reuniting with Maurizio Sarri at Serie A rivals Juventus, according to the Chelsea midfielder’s agent.New Juventus head coach Sarri took Jorginho to Chelsea from Napoli last season and has been tipped to sign him again ahead of his first campaign back in Italy’s top flight.The 27-year-old made 54 appearances in all competitions as Chelsea won the Europa League in 2018-19, but he failed to truly adapt to Premier League football following his move. 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? There have been suggestions that he could be heading for a swift Serie A return after just 11 months at Stamford Bridge.And Jorginho’s representative Joao Santos said, while the player is not actively seeking a move while he remains tied to the club until 2023, a transfer cannot be ruled out.”Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad,” Santos told Tuttomercatoweb. “We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest mentioned in the papers.”His past at Napoli won’t be an issue, because Jorginho is a professional. Right now, Jorginho is happy at Chelsea. “He found a great atmosphere and we can’t really say that he’d like to go elsewhere, but anything can happen in the transfer market. We’ll wait and see…”Sarri finished as a runner-up to Juventus in 2017-18 with Napoli before he left to join Chelsea, where he capped his one and only season at the club by winning the Europa League with victory over Arsenal in last month’s final.Santos expects the incoming Juve boss, who will be officially unveiled on Thursday, to further improve the Italian champions with his famed style of play.”Sarri already showed at Napoli and Chelsea that he is a top-level coach,” he said. “At a club like Juve, who have been so well-organised for years, he can only improve and continue to win.”I’ve been tracking Sarri for five years and his style of football is very entertaining. Juventus will change, because before they would win without being convincing. Now they’ll convince too.”last_img read more

Neymar needs to say sorry to Barca fans – Rivaldo

first_imgRivaldo says Neymar would have to make an official apology to Barcelona fans if he completes a sensational return to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.Neymar left Barca under a cloud in 2017 after PSG paid his €220 million (£200m/$262m) release clause, but after two troublesome years the French club’s hierarchy appear to be ready to send him back to Catalunya.Rivaldo, who played for Barca between 1997 and 2002, says he wants to see Neymar back in Catalunya and believes he could help the club win the Champions League again, but realises the 27-year-old would have to rebuild some bridges before he can get back to business. 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? “It’s a difficult decision,” Rivaldo tells Goal at Camp Nou, courtesy of Betfair. “It’s difficult because of the way Neymar left. I think a lot of the fans are angry with everything that happened, but football is how it is, football is good, and Neymar is a great player who has personality.“So if he comes here of course there will be times when he is criticised by some fans, but in the games, the training sessions, Neymar will still be the same Neymar, and it could be something special for Barcelona. He adds: “He should say sorry. Officially, yes. Say sorry, say he was wrong, say that this is his home, that he is going to be the difference. “I think that all the fans… many will understand, they’ll see him on the pitch in the league, the Champions League, doing things well, and the fans will forgive him easily. “If it’s like it was when he was here playing football before together with Messi and Suarez, it was great for the club. If they win the Champions League, I don’t think it will be a problem for the fans.” Rivaldo BetfairRivaldo BetfairRivaldo BetfairIf Neymar does return to Camp Nou this summer he will inevitably be charged with helping the club win the Champions League, something they have not done since the ‘MSN” frontline featuring the Brazilian, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez lifted the trophy in 2015. Barca had looked set to reach the final this year, only to see a 3-0 first-leg lead slip through their fingers at Anfield, leading to a clamour for coach Ernesto Valverde to be fired. The club elected to stick with the former Athletic boss, and while Rivaldo says he has simply suffered from “bad luck” last season, the Brazilian does say changes need to be made when it comes to the Champions League. Would Barcelona fans accept Neymar’s return?Would Barcelona be better off signing Antoine Griezmann?@RIVALDOOFICIAL gives his opinion 👇 @Betfair— Goal (@goal) June 27, 2019“They have to be more careful when they play a quarter-final or a semi-final, when they are 3-0 up! To be more careful of the fact that ties are not decided in one game, they are decided in two. You have to play with intelligence; if you win 3-0 at home you have to make some changes to play a bit more defensively.  “I am Barcelona but we have to play for the result, with the goals that they score at home, in some games away from home you can’t play how you always play. If you are 3-0 or 2-0 you can’t play in England and Italy like you would at home, you have to make some changes and hope to finish the first half 0-0 or 0-1, you have to play until the result is in the bag.” But while Rivaldo supports Valverde, he says he would love to see Pep Guardiola return to the club as coach one day. Guardiola won the Champions League twice in his four seasons at Camp Nou, and has since gone on to enjoy success at Bayern Munich and Manchester City. “Always, in every team he has managed, he has done something spectacular,” Rivaldo says. “He’s such a great coach, and I hope that one day he can come back to Barcelona. “He’s from the city, he loves the club, and if there is a chance why not? He has already shown that he’s a great coach in other countries, and now if he wants to return home I think he has the opportunity.” As official betting partner of Barcelona, Betfair invited supporters from all around the world to play in a tournament at Camp Nou. Fans won a place by testing their Barca knowledge in a quiz named ‘Beat The Elite’ where they had to better the score of 1999 Ballon d’Or winner and Betfair Ambassador Rivaldo.last_img read more

Here’s What Paul Finebaum Says About Potential Departure From ESPN

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.Paul Finebaum’s contract with ESPN is set to expire very soon. As of now, there is no new deal in place to keep one of the SEC’s top voices with the Worldwide Leader and SEC Network.The timing is even more notable, given this part of the calendar. There is a fear that ESPN won’t have Finebaum under contract when the SEC Media Days roll around next week.Finebaum is more or less the face of SEC Network as a whole, and a crucial component as host of the Media Days broadcasts.Finebaum has one of the most diehard radio fan bases in the country. He’s fielded call after call about his future, and while he obviously has to stay mum on what his future holds, he has remained optimistic in response to those calls. USA Today‘s Dan Wolken also reached out to inquire about his next moves:Reached by phone Tuesday, Finebaum declined comment on his future, other than to say he expects to be on set Monday in Atlanta when SEC Media Days begins. One person familiar with the matter from the ESPN side, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the discussions, called the story overblown and said the speculation of his departure was unsubstantiated. Even if Finebaum and ESPN can’t come to terms by next week, the plan seems to be business as usual.[…]The prevailing sense within the industry is that Finebaum and ESPN will find a way to get a deal done because, if nothing else, it makes little sense to end a relationship that has been good for both sides.In the meantime, Finebaum will likely have to continue listening to the tributes from callers while revealing very little about the situation until the future of his show is certain.As he said on his show Monday: “I think it’s all going to work out great.”FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network are believed to be the main competition for ESPN in the Paul Finebaum negotiations.According to a Sporting News report last week, Finebaum has had “meaningful conversations” with other broadcast networks. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney is reportedly a fan of Finebaum, and FOX Sports, which owns half of BTN, is also a major player in college football.However, Finebaum belongs in SEC country, and no situation provides him a better fit than the SEC Network. It makes most sense for both sides to mend that bridge and for him to remain there.[USA Today]last_img read more

Urban Meyer Hit The Trifecta And He’ll Be Fired Because Of It

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, and many believe his time at Ohio State could be up. The school’s decision came on the heels of a report from former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy, which suggests that Meyer lied when he said he wasn’t aware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against his wide receivers coach Zach Smith.At this point, it’s hard to see Ohio State finding a way to reinstate Meyer. That said, many are finding it hard to understand just how we got here. Let me explain.If McMurphy is right, and Meyer knew about the 2015 allegations, then the Ohio State head coach hit the trifecta – and he will be fired.It’s just a matter of time.1. The case involves alleged domestic violence, which is one of the hot-button topics in our country (and in sports the past few years.) The Ray Rice case is probably the most infamous, but there have been numerous since. It doesn’t matter that this case doesn’t involve a student.2. If McMurphy is right, and Meyer knew about the 2015 allegations, then he’ll be looked at – fair or not – as someone who enabled the behavior to continue. If Zach Smith, one of his assistant coaches, was abusing his wife and Meyer knew about it – it’s a terrible look. It’s also a potential Title IX issue. How has it worked out for other head coaches who enabled abuse in their programs?3. If McMurphy is right, then Meyer lied. This, to be honest, is probably the biggest sin of all – at least in the public’s eyes. If Meyer lied to reporters when he said he didn’t know of the 2015 allegations, it’s hard to take him seriously on anything else he says. It would also make it clear that he is willing to cover up for an assistant coach while a woman is being physically abused. The public won’t forgive that.Danny Kanell summed it up well on Wednesday.Urban Meyer may have committed the cardinal sin. Our society is very forgiving if you own up and apologize. But lying and not accepting ANY responsibility is the worst thing one can do. Now Ohio State has a tough decision to make because of it.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 1, 2018Assuming McMurphy is right, Meyer probably could have avoided this is if he’d simply told the truth last week. After all, why would Meyer have fired Zach Smith last week if there wasn’t something to fire him for? He already admitted they knew about the 2009 incident.It’s going to be an interesting few days in Columbus, but don’t be shocked if/when Meyer is gone. It’s hard to see any other scenario playing out.last_img read more

NFL Insider: These 2 Major CFB Coaches Could Be Targets For The Browns

first_imgBaker Mayfield of the Cleveland BrownsOAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns tells to the crowd to be quiet after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Hue Jackson’s coaching career with the Cleveland Browns got off to a rocky start as the coach had a record of 1-31 after two seasons. This year, Jackson’s Browns sit at 2-3-1 and are coming off of a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.Could this be his last year in Cleveland? If the team fails to find success this year, Jackson could be afforded one more season, but that remains to be seen.Should the Browns make a change at the coaching position, NFL insider Albert Breer predicted two current college coaches will be named in the search.According to Breer, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley and Iowa State coach Matt Campbell would be on the shortlist of potential coaching candidates..@AlbertBreer tells @BullandFox that if #Browns make a move at head coach at some pt, two obvious names would be Josh McDaniels and Lincoln Riley. One darkhorse candidate, Iowa St head coach/NEO native Matt Campbell, “people connected to John Dorsey, really like Matt Campbell.”— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) October 17, 2018Riley’s name has popped up several times as a potential NFL coach, and he has a relationship with former Sooners quarterback and current Browns starter Baker Mayfield.Meanwhile, Matt Campbell has Ohio ties and he turned Iowa State into a respectable program after the Cyclones languished in misery for years.last_img read more

CFB Insider Thinks A Top Head Coach Could Switch Teams This Off-Season

first_imgA general view of Georgia Tech's football field.ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 02: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Pittsburgh Panthers on November 2, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Right now, it is hard to find two more different programs than Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars, and Georgia Tech under Paul Johnson.Leach is one of the most well-known progenitors of the spread offense, and used it to turn around one of the toughest Power Five jobs. Johnson spreads people out a bit too, but does it in order to run a unique triple option attack.Wazzu is out in The Palouse, and is a real outpost in the Northwest. Georgia Tech is in Atlanta proper, a great college football city surrounded by fertile recruiting grounds.Johnson’s found plenty of success at Georgia Tech, with a 79-58 record going back to 2008. That includes a conference title, three more division titles, and a pair of Orange Bowl trips.Things have started swinging pretty wildly for the Yellow Jackets, though. Coming off of a 2014 Orange Bowl trip, the team went 3-9, rebounded to win nine games, but finished 5-6 last season and are off to a 3-4 start this year. Throw in Johnson’s bristly personality, and it wouldn’t be surprising for the two sides to part.Yahoo Sports‘ Pete Thamel wrote a piece outlining the various Power Five coaches who could be fired after the year. Johnson was on the list.Tech is trending toward another losing season at 3-4, and there’s little juice in the program. Paul Johnson has had a great run there, as he’s 79-58 over 11 seasons. But with Georgia’s program building into a rocket ship and Tech failing to exploit a vulnerable ACC, Johnson’s run feels like it’s trending toward the end.Athletic director Todd Stansbury has been back on campus since 2016, and there’s an increasing feeling that he’s anxious to get football more nationally relevant. Johnson is 61, which makes retirement a possibility. His buyout is also structured to be paid per season, which makes this reasonable for Georgia Tech.Prediction: There’s a strong feeling in the industry that this opens, as Johnson’s program has gone stale.Thamel named two possible replacements for Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech, including Mike Leach.Leach and Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield were pegged as options.In terms of personality, what you get in Johnson, you’re getting a different brand of in Leach. He is a bit more forthcoming, but also more prone to controversial statements when he starts to drift from football.Leach would completely overhaul the offense,a dn could better tap into the talent available around Georgia Tech. He turned Texas Tech into a consistent high-performer in the Big 12 before his controversial firing there.It wouldn’t be terribly surprising for him to leave Washington State either. The Cougars are currently in line to represent the Pac-12 North in the conference title game, after knocking off Oregon last week, but he was reportedly ready to take the Tennessee job if offered last year. Athletic director Bill Moos, who brought Leach to Wazzu, is now at Nebraska.If Washington State continues to thrive this year, maybe he decides to stay, but it does seem like Leach can be had for the right opportunity.[Yahoo Sports]last_img read more

Here’s The Schedule For Friday’s Slate Of College Football Games

first_imgGeneral view of Martin Stadium.PULLMAN, WA – OCTOBER 9: General view of the game between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Oregon Ducks on October 9 2004 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Ducks won 41-38. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The final weekend of the college football regular season is here. After a solid helping of Thanksgiving Day games, rivalry weekend rolls on as College Football Playoff places are on the line.Today’s action kicks off at noon with six games on tap.Here’s the full schedule for Friday.Texas at Kansas at 12:00 p.m. ET on FSINebraska at Iowa at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOXAkron at Ohio at 12:00 p.m. ET on CBSSNBuffalo at Bowling Green at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNUCentral Michigan at Toledo at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3Eastern Michigan at Kent State at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3Houston at Memphis at 12:00 p.m. ET on ABCArkansas at Missouri at 2:30 p.m. ET on CBSCoastal Carolina at USA at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+East Carolina at Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBSSNVirginia at Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABCOregon at Oregon State at 4:00 p.m. ET on FS1No. 9 UCF at South Florida at 4:15 p.m. ET on ESPNNo. 6 Oklahoma at No. 13 West Virginia at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPNNo. 16 Washington at No. 8 Washington State at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOXWhat will you be watching?last_img read more

Dan Patrick Has Major Update On Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is recovering from a tough ankle injury suffered in the SEC Championship Game win over Georgia.Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, is believed to need a couple of weeks in order to get back to full health. That, of course, would put him back on the field before the College Football Playoff semifinal against Oklahoma, but it’ll be close.Dan Patrick, a veteran sports radio host, said today that he’s hearing Tagovailoa’s return could be “iffy.”“Dan just said he’s hearing Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is ‘iffy’ for game against Oklahoma,” Andrew Perloff of The Dan Patrick Show tweeted.Dan just said he’s hearing Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is “iffy” for game against Oklahoma.— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 13, 2018Thankfully for Alabama, the Crimson Tide have some serious depth at the quarterback position.Last year’s starter, Jalen Hurts, took over for Tagovailoa in the SEC Championship Game. He led the Crimson Tide to a comeback victory over Georgia.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday, Dec. 29. The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Former Miami Star’s Tweet About Hurricanes Is Going Viral

first_imgThe Miami Hurricanes' cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 06: The Miami Hurricanes’ cheerleaders celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina defeated Miami 33-27. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Thursday night the Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers met for a bowl game – again. In a rematch of the Orange Bowl from the 2017 season, the Hurricanes and Badgers met at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.Wisconsin took control of the early action and jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a little hep from Miami quarterback Malik Rosier. His first pass was intercepted and led to the Badgers’ second touchdown of the game.Rosier got the start for the Hurricanes after N’Kosi Perry posted a NSFW message to his Snapchat account that showed two people having sex.Although Perry was not suspended from the game, he has not seen the field despite Rosier’s struggles tonight.Former Miami star Warren Sapp had a message for Mark Richt. “Put the porn star in?” Sapp said.Put the porn Star in? #JustSaying— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) December 27, 2018Clearly Sapp isn’t happy with Rosier’s play tonight.The senior quarterback is just 3-of-7 passing for 23 yards and two interceptions. Wisconsin holds a 14-3 lead at the half.last_img read more

Shubman Gill looks to Virat Kohli for inspiration in New Zealand

first_img India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 17:04 IST Shubman Gill will look to learn plenty from Virat Kohli in New Zealand (Photo tweeted by @RealShubmanGill)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill is in New Zealand as part of India’s ODI squadGill had played a starring role in India’s successful Under-19 World Cup campaign in 2018Gill credited Virat Kohli for changing the trends in the Indian cricket teamShubman Gill had become a household name in early 2018 after his 372 runs helped India lift the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. A year later, Gill is back where it all started. In New Zealand with the senior Indian team, Shubman Gill is ready for the big stage.Immediately after his sensational World Cup campaign, Gill played in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and scored 203 runs incuding a fine 57 not out. Gill made his mark in the Ranji Trophy too with a 328-ball 268 against Tamil Nadu.Shubman Gill watched as his Under-19 captain from the World Cup Prithvi Shaw scored a hundred on Test debut. After an impressive performance against the visiting West Indies, Shaw was the first choice opener for the Test series in Australia before an injury ruled him out of the tour.With the World Cup round the corner, Gill would have given up hope of an India call-up. But when Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were banned for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan, a door opened up for Gill. He and Vijay Shankar were named replacements.Shubman Gill had his first net session with the Indian team and he will look to learn plenty from Virat Kohli, who is the undisputed king of the cricket world. On Tuesday, he became the first man ever to win all three ICC awards in a single year.”I am really looking forward to meeting him [Kohli], having a chat with him, and closely looking at the way he practices for games,” Gill told”I think because of him, a lot of trends have changed in Team India. Fitness levels have changed for most players, and India is one of the best fielding sides in the world right now.All these things are very important. When your role is purely of a batsman or a bowler, it’s possible that two out of five games, you could fail to impress. So you need to find other ways to contribute to your team. These are really important aspects of cricket,” Gill said.Gill may not immediately get a game in New Zealand but watching Virat Kohli from close quarters will be a huge inspiration. He looked solid at practice and some pleasant memories from his last tour of New Zealand will keep Shubman Gill in good spirits for what will be his most cherished moment if he does get a maiden India cap.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta)Also Read | New Zealand focused on how to best combat Virat Kohli, says Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Shubman GillFollow Virat Kohli Shubman Gill looks to Virat Kohli for inspiration in New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: Shubman Gill said he was looking to talk to and learn from Virat Kohli in New Zealand. Gill has replaced KL Rahul in the Indian ODI side after the former was suspended for his comments on Koffee with Karan.advertisementlast_img read more

Good news! No more school bags for primary kids in Vadodara

first_img Asian News International New DelhiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 10:34 IST Primary kids in Vadodara are now excused from carrying heavy school bagsIn a unique approach, children studying in primary classes in government schools of Vadodara have been excused from carrying heavy bags to the school and back. They are instead being provided with study kits which are kept in the school itself.Study kits for children’The children come to the school empty-handed, study with the help of study kits and leave the schools after depositing them back.’Jigar Thakur, the principal of one such school said.'”They are not given any homework and are taught using practical methods like storytelling, songs and acting,” Jigar Thakur further added.Part of the Pragna initiativeIt is a part of the Pragna initiative launched by the state government to bring about reforms in the education system. Children too seemed happy with the initiative and said they were happy with the ‘no bags’ system.”We get the notebooks to study here and we learn many new activities daily. We get the books here too and so we have to carry no bags to the school,” Suraj, a student said.Read: Sports university to come up in Punjab, admissions to begin from this dateRead: Interschool festival themed around ‘Save the Forest, Save the Tiger’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 byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow school backpacksFollow No more backpacks Good news! No more school bags for primary kids in VadodaraPrimary kids in Vadodara are now excused from carrying heavy school bags.advertisementlast_img read more

Proud moment for me: Trent Alexander-Arnold on making Guinness World Record

first_img Next Asian News International LiverpoolOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 16:24 IST Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold during the English Premier League soccer match (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlexander-Arnold racked in a total of 12 assists during the 2018/19 seasonHe achieved 16 assists in all competitions, out of which 12 came in the Premier League seasonEarlier this year he was named in the Champions League squad of the yearLiverpool’s defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has forged his name into the Guinness World Records book after the most number of assists by a defender in a single season of Premier League.The 21-year-old racked in a total of 12 assists during the 2018/19 season and as a result, forged his name into the records book.He achieved 16 assists in all competitions, out of which 12 came in the Premier League season.”It is an honour. I have always wanted to go forward and help the team to create as many chances as possible. It is obviously down to the lads to put the ball into the back of the net, because football is a team game and without them, the manager and all the support in the background, this record wouldn’t be possible,” Liverpool’s official website quoted Arnold as saying.”I always used to read the Guinness World Records book as a kid because they are fun to read, to see the different records and what people are up to all around the world. It is an unbelievably proud moment for me and all of my family – and hopefully something that will stand for a few years,” he added.Arnold has claimed the record from Everton’s duo of Andy Hinchcliffe (1994/95 season) and Leighton Baines (2010/11 season).The player has been having an exceptional season with Liverpool as earlier this year he was named in the Champions League squad of the year.Arnold and his team-mate Andrew Robertson have had an impressive outing for their team, and they both had a combined total of 29 assists in all competitions.advertisementRobertson achieved an impressive 11 in the Premier League, and a further two in the Champions League, leaving Alexander-Arnold with the Guinness World Records title.Also Read | Premier League: Paul Pogba, David De Gea ruled out of Manchester United clash with LiverpoolAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow LiverpoolFollow Alexander-Arnold Proud moment for me: Trent Alexander-Arnold on making Guinness World RecordLiverpool’s defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has written his name into the Guinness World Record for most number of assists by a defender in a single season of Premier League.advertisementlast_img read more

Vice + Food Trucks + The Sussman Brother’s = Awesome Foodie Mayhem

first_img Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce We love food trucks, we love the Sussman Brothers (that pear tart from their new cookbook had our boozy dinner crew begging for more) and we love the antics of the Vice crew. So when we started watching Truckers in the Wild on their site we  had to share.The series premiered in April and you can see all of the episodes so far here. The six-part series follows Max and Eli Sussman as they gad about New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia. Together, the brothers meet the trucks in their natural habitat and then drive with them out of their comfort zone to see how they stand up in a completely unnatural environment. Please, please sit back and observe the cupcake truck experiment at a metal concert in Brooklyn. We have never heard the words  ‘F*ck’ and ‘Cupcake’ said together with such joy and gusto.Check out the debut today of their Las Vegas episode where the boys hang out with Haulin Balls, a meatball truck run by two guys from Boston and New York. Apparently they are known for ‘traditional Italian meatballs made from an old family recipe to things that were never in a ball before’. Together they will explore old Vegas meeting locals and sharing meatballs with all they encounter.Hellmann’s is the lead sponsor of this zany series so look out for mayonnaise reaching hipster cult status shortly.last_img read more

This Fall Burgundy Pours Over

first_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Fall menswear is sporting richer color palettes. We are seeing a move away from the brighter colors of summer fashion to navy, black, olive and especially burgundy. The dark red adds subtle and sexy to the vocabulary of your wardrobe.  And paired just the right way it shows a little panache.  We picked out several pieces from this Fall’s line up that can be thrown into your daily grind to catch that second glance. Some are more striking pieces like a Tommy corded suit or blazer – while others like the Cole Haan’s Burgundy Lunar Grands have a subtle kick. And if you’re not ready to wear it then accessorize with it. Keep your cash in the stylish Chief Trunk utility wallet or break up your look with a burgundy scarf by A Peace Treaty.Cole Haan – Lunar Grand “Tawny Port” $298Alexander Olch – Varsity Tie $150Tommy – Corded Suit $399Tommy – Velvet Blazer $349Levi’s Made & Crafted – Cord Pants $189Seize sur Vingt – Button Down $185A Peace Treaty– Daakos Wine Handwoven Scarf $276Chief Trunk – Utility Wallet $65Don’t forget to show us your #burgundy looks @themanualstyle on instagram.center_img 1. Cole Haan Lunar Grand “Tawny Port” 2. Alexander Olch Varsity Tie 3. Tommy Corded Suit 4. Tommy Velvet Cord Blazer 5. Seize sur Vingt Button Down 6. Levi Made & Crafted Spoke Chino 7. A Peace Treaty Scarf 8. Chief Trunk Utility Wallet Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips Hertz Italy Reboots Vintage, Open-Air Fiat 500s as Electric Rentals for Travelerslast_img read more

34 Rural Households Connected Under RER

first_imgAnother 100 persons from approximately 34 households in rural St. Elizabeth have joined the list of beneficiaries to access electricity through the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme (REP). The most recent beneficiaries, who were officially connected on Wednesday (November 28), are from the community of Powell Town in Southfield. Chairman of the REP, Rev. Garnett Roper, who addressed a ceremony held to mark the occasion, informed that another 12 communities will be added to the national grid within the next month. “More than anything, we (at the REP) believe that we are expanding the frontier of national development,” he stated. He said that the beneficiaries now have an added opportunity to make their contribution to the Gross National Product (GNP) of the country because they now have access to the electricity. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who was on hand, said that bringing electricity to all communities throughout Jamaica is part of the development process. “We can’t speak about a knowledge-based economy if people do not have electricity. We cannot talk about logging on, and ICT (Information Communication Technology) if people cannot plug their computers into an electricity socket, and so as we have done in other parts of the country, we want to see development throughout Jamaica,” he stated. Minister Paulwell urged the new beneficiaries to live up to their end of the bargain and accept the responsibility that comes with the service.  He informed that “very shortly” a national campaign will be launched to target persons, who illegally connect to the electricity supply.  He pointed out that over 10 per cent of bill charges is for losses related to electricity theft. Minister Paulwell also called for genuine effort to be made by all to conserve electricity whenever they can. Meanwhile, President of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, gave a commitment that her company will continue to strive to be the kind of partner that is deserving of all its customers. The REP was incorporated in 1975 with the specific mandate of expanding the reach of electricity supply to rural areas, where the provision of such services would not be economically viable for commercial providers of electricity. The REP constructs electrical distribution pole line in electrified areas and provides house wiring assistance through a loan programme to householders. More than 75, 000 households have benefitted under the programme to date.last_img read more

Labour Ministry to Focus on Facilitating Job Creation

first_imgGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Government, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will be focused on measures to facilitate job creation during the new fiscal year.“This is being executed through a two-pronged approach. The first is to undertake measures to equip the workers with the necessary training and certification to enhance their ability to take advantage of available opportunities,” he said.“The second is to identify and secure new job opportunities in the United States and Canada. Discussions are being held with a major university in Canada to facilitate training programmes for our farm workers,” he added. The Governor-General was delivering the Throne Speech to open the 2018/19 fiscal year in Gordon House on February 15 under the theme: ‘Continuing on the path to propsperity’.Other areas of priority for the Labour Ministry include enhancing labour productivity in order to boost economic growth and enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.The Bill, on which debate began in the House of Representatives on February 13, recognizes the rights of workers to do productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.Emphasis will also be placed on amending the Minimum Wage Act in order to incorporate provisions under the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189 relating to domestic workers.The Convention was adopted during the 100th session of the ILO held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2011 and was entered into force in September 2013.last_img read more

Port of Savannah April Container Volumes Jump 25.8 Percent

first_imgzoom The US Port of Savannah container volumes increased by 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 twenty-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports.GPA also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.The Ocean Terminal, a multi-purpose facility in Savannah, nearly doubled its breakbulk cargo in April – expanding at a rate of 96.3 percent (81,691 tons) to reach 166,489 tons of breakbulk goods. GPA’s total breakbulk tonnage grew by 38.7 percent for April (89,946 tons) to reach 322,603 tons.The GPA board on Monday approved USD 141.8 million in capital improvements with passage of its fiscal year 2016 budget. To upgrade existing assets, the board allocated USD 33.4 million to improve power infrastructure for cranes, paving, increased rail capacity and other terminal improvements at the ports of Savannah and Brunswick.Another USD 83.4 million will go toward property development and the purchase of new equipment. Of that, USD 33 million will pay for 30 new rubber-tired gantry cranes. The addition of conductor rails to support Savannah’s transition to more efficient electric RTGs will cost USD 11.5 million and allow 20 more RTGs to run on electricity instead of diesel.The board also dedicated USD 16.5 million toward the purchase of four new ship-to-shore cranes. The super post-panamax cranes will cost a total of USD 48.19 million.Meanwhile, USD 3 million will pay for property development needed for expanding business in general cargo at Savannah’s Ocean Terminal. At Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick, USD 5.5 million will go to develop more land to support growing auto volumes.“Our long-time policy has been to maintain capacity at least 20 percent above demand through timely infrastructure investments,” GPA Board Vice Chairman Jimmy Allgood said.“By making these commitments now, GPA will be prepared to handle expanding cargo volumes both now and in the future.”Image: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Mortonlast_img read more