first_imgThe Rustlers Mens 35’s arrived in Coffs Harbour yesterday for the 2005 Asics National Touch League with nothing except the clothes on their back, after thieves stole their trailer containing all of their gear. The team had stopped to grab a bite to eat at the Toombul shopping centre and came back out to discover the trailer was gone. Now this was a mini bus and a trailer, not just a bag or suitcase. So somebody or several somebody’s removed the trailer and pulled it away, all while the team was in the shopping centre grabbing some food. Fortunately for the Rustlers boys the trailer was found…unfortunately for the Rustlers boys, everything of any value had been stolen…clothes, playing gear, shoes, personal items, anything and everything. Thankfully, the Rustlers administration managed to collect and scrape together an entire new set of uniforms for the Mens 35’s. Bronwyn Holland is not quite sure how they did it, must have been a miracle, sort of like the fish and the loaves story in the bible. “I don’t exactly know how we managed to get another whole set of uniforms for the guys, but thankfully we have scraped it together and they can take the field for the NTL,” she said. All the Rustlers players from the other divisions also came together to support their Mens 35’s. They did a quick collection amongst themselves to raise $700 so the men could buy some clothes to wear. ATA also kicked in with a deal so they could all afford to buy some new shoes for their matches. So the Rustlers Men have one thing to ask…if you see anyone who looks nothing like a Rustler Touch player running around in Brisbane wearing Rustlers clothing, get in touch with police, report it. If the Rustlers clothing appears on the black market or e-bay, you know where it came from. We just want to wish the team good luck, you certainly deserve it and obviously need it. By Rachel Moyle, read more

Australia Claims 2012 Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0.  Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube read more

13 days agoCiaran Clark pondered quitting Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ciaran Clark pondered quitting Newcastleby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Ciaran Clark sought talks with manager Steve Bruce over his future in the summer.The Evening Chronicle says the centre-back spoke to Bruce after interest was shown in the Ireland defender. Crystal Palace were among the sides who looked at Clark, who made his first start of the season on Sunday against Manchester United. But Bruce told he that he wanted to “assess” his options, and utilised Clark – who has been “waiting for his chance”. last_img

6 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow start

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow startby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has defended Luka Jovic slow start to his Bernabeu career.Jovic has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.Zidane said, “He’s not demotivated. “He’s just arrived and he’s looking much better now than when he came in. He’s slowly learning Spanish and becoming part of the group. “I will be counting on him and he’s important despite the fact he hasn’t played much recently.” last_img

Report: Torino 1 Inter 0

first_imgWalter Mazzarri celebrated victory against his old club as Torino won 1-0 at home to Inter in Serie A on Sunday.Armando Izzo’s deflected header in the first half was enough to give Torino their first win of the year, while problems are mounting for Inter coach Luciano Spalletti, who saw Matteo Politano sent off for dissent late on.Ivan Perisic was benched after it was announced pre-match he has put in a transfer request amid speculation Premier League side Arsenal are trying to complete a move for the attacker. 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? Defeat for Inter leaves Spalletti’s side third in Serie A, while Torino move into the top half of the table.Caption this #SFT #TorinoInter— Torino Football Club (@TorinoFC_1906) January 27, 2019Inter should have taken an early lead but Lautaro Martinez fired wide from close range after Dalbert raided down the left wing to pull back a low cross.But Torino took the lead against the run of play in the 35th minute when Cristian Ansaldi’s deep corner was headed home by Izzo, a deflection off Danilo D’Ambrosio sending the ball looping over goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.Andrea Belotti wasted two chances to extend Torino’s lead early in the second half, while Radja Nainggolan hammered a drive over the crossbar at the other end.Politano went closest to equalising but a day of disarray for Inter ended with the substitute dismissed for arguing with referee Fabio Maresca over the official’s decision not to award a foul against Ola Aina after the midfielder went to ground too easily.What does it mean? Inter stumbles continue without PerisicCroatia star Perisic was expected to start against Torino, but pre-match it was confirmed by general manager Beppe Marotta he has put in a transfer request. Failing to score in both of their Serie A matches since the mid-season break shows Inter cannot afford to lose Perisic cheaply.Nkoulou keeps Inter attack quietTorino’s back three all excelled but it was Nicolas Nkoulou who shone the most despite Izzo proving the matchwinner. Recovering after taking a heavy blow in the back of the head from a clearance made by a team-mate showed his fortitude for battle.Icardi anonymous for InterInter captain Mauro Icardi is one of the most dangerous strikers in world football but he does rely on service. Perisic’s absence restricted the Nerazzurri’s creativity and Icardi did not have a sniff of goal. Among Inter’s problems is that the Argentine offers very little outside the penalty box.Key Opta Facts- Torino are unbeaten in their last five encounters against Inter in the top flight (W2 D3); the last time they had a better run against the Nerazzurri was in April 1986 (eight matches).- Inter haven’t found back of the net away from home for the third time in Serie A this season, two of them in Piemonte, where the Nerazzurri lost 1-0 against Juventus (in December) and to Torino on Sunday.- Inter did not have any shots on target in the second half of the game: the only other occasion they have failed to do so this season came in the defeat to Juventus.- Inter have conceded only three goals during the first half of matches in Serie A this season: a record for the top five European leagues in 2018-19 (alongside Atletico Madrid). What’s next?Inter host Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals on Thursday, with Bologna going to San Siro three days later in the league. Torino’s next game is at SPAL on Sunday. read morelast_img read more

‘Messi? Nothing is ever enough for fans when you’re the best in the world’

first_imgRadamel Falcao has defended Lionel Messi, saying he is held to unfair expectations but admitted it is cost of “being the best player in the world.”Messi had hoped to reverse a long trend of international heartbreak with Argentina at the 2019 Copa America after the nation lost in the finals to Chile in both 2015 and 2016.However, Argentina’s tournament got off to a poor start as they lost 2-0 to Colombia on the strength of goals from substitutes Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata, which consigned the Albiceleste to their first defeat in regulation in the Copa America since 2007.  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? Messi had a chance to put Argentina up when the game was still scoreless, but put a header in the area wide.Any time Argentina lose, Messi invariably comes in for criticism in some circles, but Falcao is convinced the star will find the net soon enough.He also believes Messi’s quality has made him a target for unfair criticism, suggesting he is subjected to moving targets for what is expected.”Messi was close to scoring against us, but he is sure to convert in the next couple of matches,” Falcao said after the Colombia victory.“If Messi scores a goal, people ask for two. If he scores a free-kick, they’ll say the wall wasn’t set up properly. If Argentina lose, it will be talked about like it was his fault.“That’s the price you pay for being the best player in the world.”Having defeated Argentina, and with an impressive roster that includes James Rodriguez, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, Zapata, as well as Falcao himself, might have some thinking the nation could go on to win their first Copa America since 2001.But Falcao has downplayed any talk of Colombia being one of the favourites, arguing the squad still has a long way to go before they can be considered complete.“We can’t think that we are favourites after beating Messi’s Argentina,” Falcao said. “A lot is missing. We are just starting and anything can happen. If you fall asleep here, you will lose.”Colombia will face tournament guests Qatar on Wednesday and close out Group B play on Sunday against Paraguay.last_img read more

‘Top four would be amazing first season for Lampard’

first_imgChelsea need to be realistic about their top four hopes after confirming the appointment of playing legend Frank Lampard as their new manager , according to ex-England international Jamie Redknapp.The caution comes as Lampard prepares for his first season in charge having lost the services of star plater Eden Hazard to Real Madrid earlier this summer.Though Christian Pulisic was signed in January and a permanent deal to sign loanee Mateo Kovacic was confirmed on July 1, Lampard is unable to make any further additions to his squad to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban that has been placed on the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And ex-Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp, who is also Lampard’s cousin, believes qualifying for the Champions League would be a successful first season in charge for the 41-year-old.He told  Sky Sports : “The expectation will be to finish in the top four, but they’ve got to be realistic. I think there’ll be moments in the season where it will be a struggle, because of the Hazard effect.“It doesn’t matter what manager you have – [Pep] Guardiola, [Jose] Mourinho, anyone – they are going to struggle without that quality of player.”But if they were to finish in the top four that would be an amazing season considering the transfer embargo and everything else.”Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season and won the Europa League but struggled for goals at times and will be unable to add to their firepower unless the ban is lifted.Redknapp believes that patience, a quality not often on shown at Stamford Bridge in recent years, will be required as Lampard makes the big step up from managing one season in the Championship with Derby County.Frank Lampard Chelsea“It’s a great move, not just for Frank but for Chelsea too,” he said. “It’s astute, you need someone who can stabilise the club somewhat when you’ve lost your best player and are under a transfer embargo.“They’ve got one of their own, the fans adore him. He’ll need time, there’ll be a lot of changes; you can’t bring in any personnel to replace a big star name like Eden Hazard. He’ll need to be given time, but he will – because he’s Frank Lampard.”Questions also remain about whether Lampard is being promoted too quickly having just one season as a manager under his belt, but Redknapp believes the timing is right given the circumstances.“I know he enjoyed his time at Derby. He had a great rapport with the fans but you can’t turn something like this down. “Everyone will have their opinions, some people will say it’s too early, others people will say it’s the right time, but for someone like Frank – he knows the game, he’s worked with some of the best managers in the world, and in terms of timing it is the right time.“The players will respect him, and patience will be the key,” added Redknapp. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

NC State QB Ryan Finley Was Asked A Ridiculous Question At The Combine

first_img Regardless of his answer, NFL teams will be getting an experienced college player in Finley.The former Wolfpack quarterback completed 64.5-percent of his passes for 10,501 yards, 60 touchdowns and 7.7 yards per attempt in three years as a starter. He earned First-Team All-ACC honors in 2018.But Finley is hardly the first quarterback to experience seriously awkward moments at the NFL combine.One player said he found himself in a staring contest with someone asking him questions, while another lamented being “bashed” for his poor plays. a group of nfl coaches and scouts at the nfl combineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: A group of coaches and scouts from various NFL teams observe the action during day two of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL Combine had plenty of highlights, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all was the stream of strange questions that NFL teams asked the prospects. The latest report of weird and ridiculous questioning comes courtesy of NC State quarterback Ryan Finley.According to NFL radio personality Ross Tucker, Finley revealed that he was asked one particularly strange question at the combine. He was asked if he would rather come in first in the 100-meter dash, or finish second in a marathon.While Tucker didn’t mention in his Twitter post what Finley’s answer was, a good portion of the responses to the question said they’d prefer to win the 100-meter dash. Given that Vince Lombardi famously said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” one would think that Finley would also prefer to win the dash.Strangest question NC State QB Ryan Finley got at the Combine?”Would you rather come in first in a 100M dash or 2nd in a marathon?”What would you have said?— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 7, 2019last_img read more

Draft Analyst: Top Prospect’s “Stock Is Dropping” Days Before Draft

first_imgA general view of the NFL Draft as the Broncos are set to announce their selection.ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: The Denver Broncos logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL draft kicks off in just under a week. NFL teams are in the final stages of their preparations for the draft, compiling a full list of prospects on their respective big boards.While some prospects did well during the combine and lead-up to the draft to enhance their chances of being selected in the first round, one prospect appears to be falling.According to a recent report from NFL draft expert Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, one top prospect’s “stock is dropping.”Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary was seen as a potential top-five pick after the season. However, now he could slide to the mid-to-late first round.Here’s more from Miller.Rashan Gary has been billed throughout the draft process as someone who has untapped potential and wasn’t developed well at Michigan. That might be true, but NFL teams are approaching Gary with caution as the draft nears.While falling to the middle of the draft might not seem bad, it would significantly impact Gary’s wallet.The total contract value for the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft sits at $29,114,286 according to Spotrac. Contrast that with the No. 15 overall pick, which pays out $14,328,004.The NFL draft kicks off with Round 1 on Thursday night.last_img read more

The Coaches’ Poll Reportedly Drops Tomorrow: Here’s What We Think It’ll Look Like

first_img It’s fairly obvious that Clemson and Alabama will be 1-2 in some order. Here’s what we think the full top 25 will look like:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaOklahomaOhio StateMichiganTexasNotre DameLSUTexas A&MFloridaOregonUCFSyracuseWashington StatePenn StateWisconsinAuburnArmyNebraskaWashingtonMissouriNorthwesternUtahIowaYou can expect the first version of the poll to be very heavy on the SEC and the Big Ten.College football season officially kicks off on August 24 when Miami takes on Florida. Clemson RB Tavien Feaster celebrates the national title.SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Tavien Feaster #28 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 44 to 16.(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Update: The official poll has been released. You can check it out here.Earlier: A few days ago, the Associated Press announced that it will drop its preseason college football top 25 poll on August 19. It looks like we’ll be getting the Coaches’ Poll a lot earlier.Erick Smith, a college sports editor for USA Today, will be doing an AMA on Reddit on Thursday. The Reddit editor noted that Smith’s AMA will be just after the poll is released.USA Today has not confirmed the news, so it’s possible it’s actually next Thursday instead of this Thursday. Regardless, let’s take a look at what we think the poll will look like when it’s unveiled.last_img read more

India vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODI

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODIIndia clinched the series 2-1 despite losing the third and final ODI against New Zealand (150/2) by 8 wickets in Hamilton on Friday.advertisement Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 13:35 IST New Zealand beat India in the 3rd ODI by 8 wicket but lost the series 1-2 (@WHITE_FERNS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj became the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIsIndia though lost the match by 8 wickets having scored just 149New Zealand’s win was not enough as India clinched the series 2-1 after having won the first two ODIsMithali Raj’s record 200th ODI appearance ended in defeat as India lost the third and final match of the series by 8 wickets against New Zealand in Hamilton on Friday.Chasing a modest target of 150, New Zealand rode on half-centuries from Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite to win the match in the 30th over. The series however, ended 2-1 in India’s favour.Captain Satterthwaite remained unbeaten on 66 while Bates scored 57 off 64 balls as the White Ferns chased down the target in 29.2 overs at Seddon Park.Poonam Yadav managed to grab a wicket while Jhulan Goswami affected a run out of Lauren Down but it was too little too late for Mithali’s team.Earlier, Mithali managed to add just 9 runs to the Indian total while Deepti Sharma top-scored with 52 off 90 balls as India got bowled out for 149 in 44 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur was the next-best scorer with 24 runs.For New Zealand, Anna Peterson starred with the ball as she took 4 wickets for 28 runs while Lea Tahuhu bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs.Mithali’s 200th match made her the first female cricketer to achieve the feat in the 50-over format.Congratulations on No.200 Skipper – @M_Raj03 #TeamIndia Women (@BCCIWomen) February 1, 2019Interestingly, India have played 263 ODIs in total and Mithali has featured in 200 of them. Since her ODI debut on 25 June, 1999, the team have played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them.This is Mithali’s 20th year in international cricket during which time she has amassed 6622 runs in 200 ODIs with 7 hundreds and 52 half-centuries in 180 innings. The 36-year-old has also played 10 Tests and scored 663 runs at an average of 51 while in 85 T20Is she has managed 2283 runs at 37.42 with 17 fifties.advertisementThe women’s team’s loss came a day after the Indian men’s team suffered an 8-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand team at the same venue.Rohit Sharma, who was also playing his 200th game on Thursday, was leading the team in Virat Kohli’s absence and didn’t have the best of games either as India got bowled out for 92 thanks to Trent Boult’s five-wicket haul. Rohit managed just 7 runs in the match.New Zealand then rode on Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls’s unbeaten knocks to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand.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 Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow White FernsFollow Mithali RajFollow 3rd ODIFollow 200th ODIFollow match reportlast_img read more

World cup 2019: Match vs West Indies cost us the whole tournament, says Sarfaraz Ahmed after Pakistan exit

first_img Saurabh Kumar LondonJuly 5, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 00:09 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed lauded his teammates for remarkable turnaround. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan came up with a spirited performance to beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord’sPakistan had suffered a humiliating 7-wicket defeat to West Indies in their opening matchSarfaraz lauded his teammates for the commendable comeback after heavy defeat to arch-rivals IndiaPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed admitted that it was unfortunate that his team could not qualify for the semifinals even after playing really good cricket in the last four matches. However, Sarfaraz lauded his teammates for the commendable comeback after heavy defeat to arch-rivals India.Following their loss India, Pakistan staged a remarkable comeback with wins over South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan, riding on some impressive performances by Babar Azam and Haris Sohail in the batting department.Sarfaraz went on to to say that the team’s opening match against West Indies cost Pakistan the whole tournament.Pakistan had suffered a humiliating 7-wicket defeat to West Indies in their opening match of World Cup 2019. Pakistan were bowled out for just 105, with Oshane Thomas taking four wickets, before Chris Gayle smashed a quick-fire fifty as West Indies romped home in just 13.4 overs.”We played very good cricket in the last four matches, but unfortunately we couldn’t qualify. Only the one match against West Indies cost us the whole tournament, but the way the boys responded after the India match was honestly commendable,” said Sarfaraz in the post-match presentation ceremony.Pakistan came up with a spirited performance to beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord’s on Friday but couldn’t prevent their exit from the tournament based on a lower net-run-rate in comparison to New Zealand.Sarfaraz also stated that inclusion of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Sohail settled the Pakistan team. The skipper also heaped praises on Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq.”The way we started the combination was not great, but when Shaheen Shah and Haris Sohail came in, I think we were a settled unit. The way our batsmen – Imam, Babar, Haris, and the bowlers, as well, the way they have responded is extremely good. The way Shaheen has bowled in the last four matches has been very encouraging, particularly today, I think he’s taken six wickets.”advertisementSarfaraz thanked the fans for immense support throughout the tournament and said the team needs to sit and do lots of work after the World Cup.”We need to sit down together, and do lots of work – we have almost two months off. I’d also like to thank the crowd for their support throughout the tournament.”Also Read | Pakistan finish on a high but fail to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan breaks Sachin Tendulkar’ World Cup recordAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs BangladeshFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed Next World cup 2019: Match vs West Indies cost us the whole tournament, says Sarfaraz Ahmed after Pakistan exitWorld Cup 2019: Pakistan were knocked out from the World Cup due to lower net-run-rate in comparison to New Zealand, even after registering 94-run win over Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal eases into 4th round, to face Marin Cilic

first_img Reuters New YorkSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 07:50 IST US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal will face a tough R16 test against Marin Cilic (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal came up with a spotless display in his 3rd-round winNadal will take on former champion Marin Cilic in the pre-quarterfinalsMarin Cilic defeated Isner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 in their 3rd-round matchRafael Nadal cruised into the US Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon on Saturday.The three-times champion took control of the match when he broke the South Korean’s serve in the first set to grab a 4-2 lead and never looked back on a sunsoaked Arthur Ashe Stadium court.Next up for Nadal is a last 16-clash with 2014 champion Marin Cilic, who came out on top in his slugfest with John Isner on the Grandstand court.Nadal had been on court for just over two hours prior to his third round match after defeating John Millman in straight sets on Tuesday before getting a walkover into the third round when Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew.The second seeded Spaniard, who has been hampered by troublesome knees throughout his career, did not wear his usual tape on his legs during the match.”Tape is not working anymore,” he said with a smile during his on-court interview.”I am happy to be playing on hardcourts and I am trying to play a little more aggressive.Nadal will have his work cut out when he meets big-serving Cilic on Monday, who defeated Isner 7-5 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4.Nadal expecting a ‘tough one’ against CilicNadal said the key was to toppling an opponent like Cilic was holding serve and making the most of his opportunities when receiving.”Chances are not a lot, so you need to be ready to expect a very tough one,” he told reporters.”I need to be focused with my serve, as always. I need to be ready to accept the challenge that brings the competition in days like these ones.advertisement”And I hope to be ready to play my highest level, because that’s what I am going to need.”Also Read | US Open: Daniil Medvedev encourages fans to boo, and they respondAlso Read | US Open: Novak Djokovic thanks fan for motivation after training session confrontationAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow US OpenFollow Rafael NadalFollow Marin CilicFollow Tennis US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal eases into 4th round, to face Marin CilicUS Open: Second seed Rafael Nadal came up with a spotless display of tennis as he demolished South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Jason M. Peterson

first_imgToday we profile CCO of Havas and photographer Jason M. Peterson.I grew up in Phoenix Arizona, where I played in punk and hardcore bands and started taking photos, and my career in advertising started at the recommendation of a high school guidance counselor.I graduated from the University of Arizona at 21 and Andy Berlin hired me as Head of Art for Volkswagen. At 27 I became a Founding Partner and Executive Creative Director at Berlin Cameron, where I created the original campaign for Boost Mobile with Kanye West (early in his career), as well as working on the landmark NBA Campaign with Bill Murray. We also stole the Coca-Cola account from McCann-Erickson, who had had it since World War II—for Coca-Cola I worked on a campaign with Muhammad Ali, as well as a commercial campaign directed by David Fincher and starring Courtney Cox and Penelope Cruz, among other things.After selling Berlin Cameron, I was recruited by Jay-Z and Steve Stoute to be the President and Executive Creative Director at Translation, the marketing agency they founded, where I worked on campaigns for State Farm (the landmark “Can I Get a Hot Tub” campaign), McDonald’s (including the McDonald’s Super Bowl Spot Featuring Lebron James and Dwight Howard) and Target.Now I’m headquartered in Chicago as Chief Creative Officer for North America of Havas Worldwide, running the Chicago office. Because social media was this growing advertising channel then, I wanted to know and master it beyond anyone else in advertising. All our clients want to do is talk about Instagram, so I focused my passion and talent for photography on dominating personal channels, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter (@JasonMPeterson on all).I like to stick to a specific aesthetic for my Instagram: monochromatic, with lots of aerial photography—usually showcasing Chicago and other urban centers. Black-and-white because it takes time out of the equation. I can shoot a great black-and-white image today and you wouldn’t know whether it was last week or 20 years ago. I’m always inspired by the photos Stanley Kubrick took of Chicago. Harry Callahan and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work is also important to me.I love shooting Chicago from the sky, and I recently brought a few members of Soho House Chicago up in a helicopter to teach them how to shoot the skyline with their phones. I shoot with both an iPhone and a Leica Q—my work actually caught Leica’s attention so they sponsored me and used my photographs for the launch of the Q. Editors’ Recommendations My Instagram (@JasonMPeterson) has over half a million followers and has lead to opportunities (such as a short collaboration) with PacSun, shooting for Dom Perignon in Iceland, the Chicago Bulls, and ESPN. And last CES, Instagram hosted me as a featured speaker to top marketing executives in order to help explain Instagram as a branding tool for individuals and companies.In terms of style, my iPhone, Leica, and Polaroid Brightsaber (an LED lighting wand) are really my most important accessories. And clothing-wise it’s pretty much Jordan’s and all-Supreme-everything with a little bit of punk-rock edge. It’s about simple but curated style.As for my personal style:Jeans: Supreme Rigid Denim I think I have 20 pairs in various levels of fade, and I throw them out when they get too light or too beat up.Shirts: American Apparel black V neck, Jack Spade plaids, Seize Sur Vingt To me the V neck is classic, simple, and understated. The Jack Spade plaids are a little bit more unique than the average J. Crew plaid. I’ve worn Seize Sur Vingt since they first opened on Elizabeth Street, and I love the simplicity combined with the attention to detail in terms of fabric and cut.Pants: Supreme ChinosSee above.Suits: Tom FordI’d wear Thom Browne but I’m 6’4″ and Tom Ford accommodates my build. His suits are timeless. Shoes: Jordan 3’sI got my first pair of Jordans when I was 18—I had just gotten out of high school. I’ve been hooked since then.Accessories:Lexdray Mont Blanc backpackIt’s waterproof and the capacity is amazing. It works as everything from a day-to-day bag to a two-day travel bag.Outerwear: SSur hoodie, Moncler MontgenevreI love SSur because the brand mirrors my background, coming from punk rock to street style and photography, they make shirts that reference Suicidal Tendencies or Misfits, so it’s a cultural fit for me. The Moncler is just an amazing jacket, and it saved my life in Iceland.Favorite Cologne: Hermes Tea Tree. I use the deodorant and shampoo as well. Your favorite App: Waze, Instagram, StellerI’m obsessed with Waze because social influence when it comes to utilities really interests me. It’s a completely different platform, which influences a completely different audience than Instagram. Steller is a new story-sharing app where you can share a portfolio of images at once. I shot ASAP Rocky at Lollapalooza and it was great to be able to share 20-something photos at once.Favorite piece of technology: IPhone, Leica Q camera, Polaroid BrightsaberThe brightsaber looks like a lightsaber, but it has 5000 LED lights inside. It’s great for backlighting people at night. Next tech purchase: New Apple TV, Leica SL The SL is Leica’s new mirror-less camera. It’s the only serious Leica with autofocus, which I think will make it great for sports and music photography. 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Nerdy No More: 12 great short sleeve button-ups

first_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts Once considered a fashion “don’t” in menswear circles because of their association with dweeby accountant types and Lewis and Gilbert in “Revenge of the Nerds,” short sleeve button-ups  have shed their F-grade stylistic reputation in recent years and emerged as current and fresh summer must-haves. Designers and tastemakers overturned the old longstanding fashion rule of “if you want short sleeves just roll up your long ones” several seasons ago and these arm-revealing tops are now considered key pieces for today’s sharply dressed man. As designer Robert James of By Robert James recently told me: “I would say that if you don’t have a short-sleeved shirt in your wardrobe, get it done. A few years ago it had to be rolled up but now, no.”Just like their long-sleeved brothers, those with slimmer fits tend to be most flattering and they can be worn tucked or untucked or with a proportionally apt necktie. It really just depends what looks best with the bottoms you pair them with and how you tend to roll (or not roll in this case).Here are a dozen smart short sleeve collared options that are currently available for sale online. Pick one or a few to add some instant cool to your warm weather wardrobe.Marl Shirt by Ben Sherman, $70.99Non-Iron Regent Fit Framed Short-Sleeve Dress Shirt by Brooks Brothers, $59Matty Green Print Shirt by By Robert James, $128Matty Grey Stripe Shirt by By Robert James, $128Short Sleeve Button-Down in Clear Sky Cotton by DDugofff, $175Azteca Print Shirt by Descendant of Thieves, $89Shades of Blue Plaid Shirt by Descendant of Thieves, $89High Boy Short Sleeve Shirt in Steel by Kennington, $54Naked Truth Short Sleeve Shirt by Kennington, $54Slim Fit Shirt with Fish Print by Michael Stars, $138Oxford One Short-Sleeve Shirt in White by Schnayderman’s, $189Wenlock Chambray Shirt by United By Blue, $72 The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weatherlast_img read more

Fender American Professional Series: A New Generation

first_imgFender has a knack for not staying complacent, even with its legendary history.The iconic music brand continues to revolutionize the industry in this its 71st year of existence with its launch of the innovative American Professional Series, their new collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses.The Fender American Professional series invites the new generation of string pickers looking for the fresh, yet original sound of Fender’s classics. Fender always strives to evolve with the artists and music genres as they diversify. Because of this, and Fender’s illustrious and expansive history, this collection boasts one of their broadest electric bundles since opening in 1946.In the Fender American Professional series, Fender welcomes a heap of new members to the family with player-centric features that allows the sound to stretch across all music genres: the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations And there’s even more new stuff to jam about. Fender has also added new platforms such as the Tele Deluxe, Jaguar and Jazzmaster, featuring their brand-new “Deep C” shaped neck profile, new electronics, and new narrow-tall frets for easy string bending. The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date These American Professional string instruments are already being showcased in a wide-range of creations by some of the industry’s top artists of old and new, such as: singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign; Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan; rapper and producer Mac Miller; American indie rock band Local Natives, to name a few.The series comes packed with 16 different models with 11 stunning colors to choose from, including three contemporary colorways: the Sonic Gray, Antique Olive and Mystic Seafoam.Usually to get the best, you have to pay for the best. The American Professional series ranges from $1,399.99 to $1,599.99 and are available on Fender’s website.The launch, with its “American Professional” branding, points to the legacy of the world’s greatest players and songwriters, including Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend and many more. Now, t’s your turn to make your mark in music history. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home last_img read more

Home Bar Hack: How to Make French Press Cocktails

first_img Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 8 Best Rums for Piña Coladas Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Whiskey Sour Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master You might be procrastinating on getting the cocktail shaker you deserve, or perhaps you just want to try a new approach to cocktail making. Either way, French press cocktails are about to transform the way you tend your home bar.This trend has been percolating for quite some time as seasoned mixologists have developed air-tight methods for creating hot and cold drinks. Hot cocktail lovers can enjoy a simpler technique that yields more complex flavors while cold/room temperature cocktails can get a better infusion process. Either way, you’ll be able to yield multiple drinks, maybe even enough for a dinner party, depending on the size of your press. While some insist on buying a new French press specifically for cocktails, your everyday press will work just fine if you wash it well and regularly.Hot French Press CocktailsSay goodbye to boring hot toddies, making drinks directly in mugs, and ill-advised attempts to put hot water in a metal cocktail shaker (it’s okay, we won’t tell anyone). Hot French press cocktails undergo a rapid infusion that you have complete control over. Kevin Denton, national mixologist for Pernod Ricard, broke down the best way to achieve optimal infusions, according to Food52. You’re going to want to use a brown spirit with roughly a 2:5 ratio to water. You can also work with sweet alcohol like brandy, vermouth, or another fortified wine at a 1:2 ratio to your chosen liquor. Heat your water and alcohol separately, letting the latter get to about 190° F. Place your infusion ingredients (fruit slices/peels, spices, tea, rose petals, etc.) at the bottom of the press. Add the alcohol first and let it cool to the point where the ethanol doesn’t burn your nostrils. Then, add the water, stir, and steep.While your cocktail is steeping, don’t forget to prep your glass/mug by warming it with hot water or even by popping it in the microwave. You can steep for the standard four minutes or adjust the time as you get more comfortable with the process/adventurous with your infusions. Plunge and serve immediately for the best result.Now that you have the basics down, here’s a hot recipe to get you started:Hot BoulevardierJ. Fergus, The Manual, Los Angeles5 oz water2 oz rye whiskey1 oz sweet red vermouth1 orange1 tsp lemon juice1 tsp tarragon4 dashes Angostura bitters2 rosemary sprigsMethod: Heat whiskey, Campari, and vermouth on medium heat for two minutes. Peel all of the skin off the orange and place into a French press. Add bitters, tarragon, and lemon juice to the press. Stir in heated spirits. Boil water and let cool for one minute. Stir in water. Let mixture steep for seven minutes. Plunge and pour into warmed coupe glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig. Serves 2.Regular/Cold French Press CocktailsThese cocktails won’t pack as flavorful a punch as their warmer kin, but they definitely offer a new twist on your favorite drinks. Simply add your infusion ingredients to the French press (muddling optional), pour in your alcohol and mixer, stir, and steep. More pungent ingredients work well here because it’s easier for their flavors to transfer to the mixture. You can steep for as little as one minute or as long as a day.Some recipes still call for a shaker if you want a cold drink neat, but you can work around this. Before you plunge, lift the lid without removing the top and place a few ice cubes/crushed ice on the spiral grate. Depending on your press and finesse, you can also spin the plunger as you press down. If you don’t mind some dilution, you can also add the ice directly to the mix during the steeping process.And a cold recipe to add to your chill:Moscow MuleFrench press version, orig. Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta4 oz vodka4 oz club soda3 oz simple syrup*1 ½ limes2 tsp finely grated, peeled gingerCandied gingerMethod: Cut limes into quarter wedges. Squeeze four wedges into French press. Place squeezed wedges and grated ginger into press. Stir in simple syrup and vodka. Infuse for five minutes. Plunge and pour over ice into highball glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with remaining wedges and candied ginger. Serves 2.*Simple syrup: Combine equal parts water and sugar into saucepan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cool. 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic last_img read more

PM says Public and Private Sectors Must Partner to Lift Customer Service

first_img She noted that the Jamaican economy needs a new customer service culture at all levels within the public and private sectors. Story Highlights The Prime Minister was addressing the opening ceremony for National Productivity Awareness Week on Monday, October 7, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The Prime Minister is advocating a strong partnership between the public and private sectors to lift the quality of customer service across the country to world class level. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is advocating a strong partnership between the public and private sectors to lift the quality of customer service across the country to world class level.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the collaboration will achieve critical outcomes such as a more desirable positioning for Jamaica in the global competitiveness rankings, which is a major priority for the government.She noted that the Jamaican economy needs a new customer service culture at all levels within the public and private sectors, which must be premised on “quality, speedy responses and innovative practices.” This, she said, will empower workers to exercise greater discretion and appropriate attitudes in delivering excellence at all times.The Prime Minister was addressing the opening ceremony for National Productivity Awareness Week on Monday, October 7, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, which is being observed under the theme: ‘Productivity – Pathway to Competitiveness and Growth: Getting From 2013-2030’.Mrs. Simpson Miller also said that local productivity must be benchmarked against world standards.  She pointed out that being the best and most productive entity in Jamaica is no longer adequate.  “We must identify and quantify best practices in the world and aspire to match or better yet, to surpass them,” she said, while noting that the country’s athletes have already demonstrated that it is not impossible.Pushing for a programme of public awareness as a means of educating Jamaicans on what it means to be productive, the Prime Minister noted that it is about, “working smarter, managing smarter, organizing better and being more nimble and agile of mind. It is about convincing ourselves that ‘I did better today than yesterday and that tomorrow will be better than today’.”National Productivity Awareness Week is being staged by the National Productivity Awareness Centre, a unit of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, which is responsible for promoting and facilitating productivity enhancement at the national, sectoral, industry, and enterprise levels. It functions as a tripartite entity comprising the Government, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), and the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF).Recalling the launch of the centre in 2003 under her portfolio, Mrs. Simpson Miller, said that in a relatively short time, the centre has substantially impacted the national efforts to inculcate a strong productivity culture in Jamaica.In the meantime, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said his Ministry will be working through the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC), to maintain a “laser-beam focus” on the issue of productivity- improvement in Jamaica.He noted that this year’s ceremony is historic, as it signifies the first real beginning at an attempt in post-independence Jamaica to establish the framework for a genuine “productivity revolution”.“It is my hope that our presence here this evening will be interpreted to the wider society to mean that we in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, along with our tri-partite partners, are determined to fulfill the requirements of the growth agenda to which the Administration is committed.  There is no turning back from this mission, because productivity is the key for growth,” Mr. Kellier said.Also addressing the event were President of the JCTU, Lloyd Goodleigh; President, JEF, David Wan; Executive Director HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Wayne Wesley; Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds; and Senior Director, Policy, Planning and Research, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Douglas Webster.last_img read more

The Elaine Bryan Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarships

first_imgThe Dr. Elaine Bryan Foundation is inviting applications from tertiary and high school students for scholarships to the Global Education Consultants Group (GECG) – Microsoft summer mentorship programme.The Foundation will be awarding 10 scholarships to the programme, which will see students visiting the Microsoft Office in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.The scholarships will cover the cost of the programme, and includes meals and materials used.“All is required of the students is to write a short essay, just a page long, just so I can see who they helped before and I can see what their strengths are, how proud they are of being Jamaican. Talk about their plans to give back to Jamaica and that sort of thing. A group of us will look at the application and determine which one we will give funding to,” head of the Foundation, Dr. Elaine Bryan, said in a recent interview with JIS News.Interested applicants may download application forms hereEmail application along with essay to deadline for submissions is June 17, 2017last_img read more