28 10 19

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Robertson challenges Liverpool to maintain recordby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson wants to see his side maintain their perfect record in the Premier League.The Reds made it six out of six after an impressive and battling 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.It was a tough game, with the Reds hanging on in the second half.But they got all three points, and Robertson wants to see them do the same in their coming fixtures.”It’s all about winning games and to keep on moving forward, so we cannot dwell on this,” said Scotland captain Robertson to reporters. “We have got another big week coming up and we just focus on our own game, we don’t focus on anything else other than that.”There are big challenges ahead and we need to keep ticking them off. In this period, if we can keep it going until the internationals and keep looking at the fixtures then that is what we’ll do. We’ve got a tough run but if we can get to the next internationals with positive results then we’ll be in a very good place.”Hopefully we can go one better than last season in terms of finishing second. We won the Champions League but we want the Premier League and hopefully this season we do that. But, there is a long, long way to go and everyone behind us will be waiting for us to drop points.”So I am sure they will be ready to pounce, so we need to be ready for that and I think last season has helped us massively for that.” last_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eusebio Di Francesco agrees to leave Sampdoriaby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEusebio Di Francesco has left Sampdoria.A Samp statement confirmed they and Di Francesco had severed their ties by mutual consent.The former Roma boss only moved to Marassi over the summer, but six defeats and only one win from seven Serie A games have left the side bottom.Gazzetta dello Sport says he is walking away with €1.8m – amounting to one year of his three-year contract.Beppe Iachini is an early favourite for the job. last_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgLazio coach Inzaghi upset with Gasperini after six-goal thrillerby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi was disappointed with Atalanta rival Gian Piero Gasperini after Saturday’s 3-3 thriller.The Aquile fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 – including two Ciro Immobile spot-kicks.“It was a very clear match. Atalanta dominated the first half, while we dominated the second with three extraordinary scoring opportunities on top of the goals. Thomas Strakosha only made one save after the break,” insisted Inzaghi in his Press conference.Gasperini was furious in his post-match interview, claiming Immobile had ‘dived’ for both penalties.“I admire him as a colleague. I listen to his words, but I do not accept them, because the two penalties are clear. We lost the Champions League place twice due to refereeing incidents, so in this sport you have to accept situations and especially today, when they were very clear.“I am disappointed he decided to say these things about Immobile, as there was clear contact.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgThe FIFA eWorld Cup is heading back to London in early August with 32 of the best EA Sports FIFA 19 players in the world set to square off at The O2 Arena in an effort to be named the best player in the world. FIFA have confirmed that the eWorld Cup will be held from August 2-4 at the same venue that saw Mosaad Aldossary​ crowned world champion in 2018. An increased prize purse, with $500,000 total on offer and the winner set to take home $250,000, has raised the stakes for the 2019 event, with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards​ also on the line.  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 The event is the culmination of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series​ and promises to offer fans of the game three thrilling days of broadcasts from the iconic O2, with fans also able to purchase tickets for the final day of the competition, Sunday, August 4. Those who choose to attend the even will be able to meet well-known faces from the FIFA scene such as Spencer Owen and Mike LaBelle along with taking in both semi-finals and the final. “After the incredible success of the tournament last year at The O2 in London, we are excited to once again host the FIFA eWorld Cup at such an iconic venue and to create a one-of-a-kind EA Sports FIFA event for the community,” said Christian Volk, Director of eFootball & Gaming at FIFA in a press release. “With the increased prize money and a world title on the line, the tension will be higher than ever before and will create an incredible atmosphere.”This season, we have seen a great appetite for content consumption of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and we are excited to give more fans the chance to witness the greatest competitive FIFA event to date either on-site or at home, as we crown the ultimate champion at The O2 after an exciting season.”The top 32 players in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will be determined after the FIFA 19 Global Series Play-Offs, having taken place July 5-7 in Hamburg on Xbox and the PlayStation event to take place July 12-14 in Berlin.Fans interested in attending the event on August 4 can find ticket details here.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgThe Florida State football team running onto the field.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 29: The Florida State Seminoles take the field during a game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Every week, ESPN updates its “Bottom 10” rankings. After Week 3, there is a big-name program right in the middle of this ignominious list.Florida State, which sits at 1-2 under new head coach Willie Taggart, has made its “Bottom 10” debut. The Seminoles got whupped by Syracuse and are only a late comeback against Samford from being 0-fer the season.There is already a GoFundMe to pay for Taggart’s dismissal. Things are bad down in Tallahassee.Meanwhile, Rutgers is the only other Power 5 program on this week’s list, and with good reason. The Scarlet Knights got destroyed at Kansas last Saturday. Yes, that Kansas, the one that went 3-33 in the previous three seasons.Here is the full ESPN “Bottom 10” after Week 3:New Mexico StateUTEPSan Jose StateCentral MichiganFlorida StateOld DominionUTSATexas StateRutgersMiami (Ohio)Fortunately for the Seminoles and Scarlet Knights, these rankings change weekly. Florida, UNC and Oregon State have already made appearances and dropped out, so there is hope.However, both these programs need some wins, and fast.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgA general view of Louisville's football stadium.LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the country for the 2019 class has announced some major recruiting news this morning.Austin Griffin, the No. 1 JUCO tight end, announced on Twitter that he’s decided to de-commit from the Louisville program.The top prospect announced the news on Twitter.“I decommitted from Louisville. I’m so thankful for the staff at UofL for the love they showed me. I feel I made my decision a little to early, and all I ask is that you respect my decision. I will be opening my recruitment back up,” he writes.I decommitted from Louisville. I’m so thankful for the staff at UofL for the love they showed me. I feel I made my decision a little to early, and all I ask is that you respect my decision. I will be opening my recruitment back up. ??— Austin Griffin (@austgriff) November 1, 2018There are major questions about the current state of Louisville’s program, with some thinking Bobby Petrino will be fired, so this isn’t too surprising.Griffin is ranked the No. 15 overall recruit in the JUCO class for 2019.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)In just under one hour, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will take the field for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s their third meeting in the title game in the past four years – and fourth-straight meeting in the playoff.Heading into the game, attendance was expected to be an issue as ticket prices fell well below market value. Fatigue from fans may have played a part, but so too, did the location.Tonight’s game takes place from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, on the other side of the country from Alabama and Clemson. Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere in Santa Clara is lacking.According to Pete Thamel, it feels “like a regular season NFL game.”Not surprising considering the ticket selling issues, but the atmosphere is muted here in Santa Clara. Feels like a regular season NFL game.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 7, 2019It’s an unfortunate setting for the title game, especially after the incredible atmosphere Atlanta provided for the title game last season.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgAn extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum revealed his “can’t miss,” “10 out of 10” prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft on Wednesday morning.The SEC guru believes that prospect is Nick Bosa.The former Ohio State star is expected to be in contention for the No. 1 overall pick, though so are Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams.Finebaum would take Bosa.“I’m not a draft analyst, but if you’re asking me a question, I would rank him the highest player we’re going to talk about today, I would rank him a 10,” Finebaum said on ESPN’s First Take, per 247Sports. “I think he’s got everything necessary. I know he had the injury and a lot of people quibbled about that. In watching him over his career, he does everything well. I think he’s a can’t miss. I would take him over Kyler Murray or anyone else in this draft.”ESPN’s top personality, Stephen A. Smith, didn’t completely agree.“He’s alright,” said host Stephen A Smith. “He’s alright. I’ll give him a nine (out of 10) because I’m certainly not questioning his ability. Listen, Joey Bosa is a big-time player as far as I’m concerned and look at how much he was reduced against Tom Brady. What I’m trying to say is, as football continues to evolve, you’re going to see quarterbacks getting rid of the football quicker. I think it’s going to neutralize some edge rushers like him. I know that he’s got the ability. I’m not questioning that by any stretch of the imagination but I’m thinking impact. If you’re talking about his ability, I completely believe in Nick Bosa’s ability.”We’ll find out if the Cardinals agree on Thursday night.The 2019 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC/ESPN/NFL Network.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgView of Nebraska Cornhuskers fans.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers hold a sign in support of head coach Scott Frost (not pictured) at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers have one of the best fan bases in all of college football. That appears to be on display yet again this Saturday.Ahead of the team’s road game against Colorado, it appears Cornhuskers supporters have taken over Boulder. It’s also being reported that Nebraska fans bought a significant portion of the unused tickets for the game.When the contest kicks off at 3:30 PM ET, it seems very possible that the color red will dominate the stands. It wouldn’t be the first time Nebraska fans have done that to a an opponent.Fans around Boulder have been tweeting about how much red they’re seeing around the town. Check it out: I woke up at 5:30 this morning to head up to Boulder for the CU Nebraska game. I have never seen so many Nebraska fans for an away game. This is unbelievable. In fact, it’s all I see. #GoBigRed #HuskerNation— Eli Moore (@elimoore33) September 7, 2019No idea where this figure is coming from but Rece Davis just said on Gameday that 67% of tickets purchased on the secondary market for CU-Nebraska have been bought by Huskers fans.Nebraska currently listed as 4-point favorites in the game.— Justin Michael (@JustinTMichael) September 7, 2019Its 8:30am and the nebraska cornhusker fans are already tailgating. I see more Red/White tents than Black/white #redoutalert ?? Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/aV2VdTCGpl— Akeem (@brothAdub91) September 7, 2019I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again:Our fans don’t show up because there’s “nothing else to do” in Nebraska. They show up because Husker football is the best thing to do.Paint Colorado red today, Huskers. #GBR 🎈🏈— Meg (@hotmesshusker) September 7, 2019Nebraska fans have taken over Boulder. Colorado fans are not happy seeing all the red. It’s gameday in Boulder, CO! Go Big Red— Austin Reynolds (@reynolds_147) September 7, 2019@CollegeGameDay Nebraska Husker fans have taken over Boulder. First sellout at Folsom Field in 4 years. Wonder why?? Expecting upwards of 20,000 in Red at the stadium. #bigredinvasion— Brandon Ross (@b_ross02) September 7, 2019For reference, Folsom Field holds just over 50,000 fans. If Nebraska fans really gobbled up anywhere near 20,000 tickets, it’s going to be a split crowd at best.Nebraska, in week one, took down South Alabama, 35-21. Colorado, meanwhil, handled in-state rival Colorado State. This is truly one of the hardest matchups to predict this week.The Cornhuskers and Buffaloes kick off at 3:30 PM ET on FOX.last_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgThoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing T20 exhibition match in India: Alyssa HealyAlyssa Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 12:17 IST Alyssa Healy represented Trailblazers in the women’s IPL exhibition match last year (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlyssa Healy said she would love to travel to India for another IPL exhibition matchHealy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format,” Healy saidAlyssa Healy, the wicket-keeper batter of Australia would love to travel to India if the Indian Premier League holds another women’s exhibition match this season.”It would be fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed that experience, heading over there for a few days and playing in that exhibition game,” cricket.com.au quoted Healy as saying.”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format, so if that gets up and running that is really exciting.””I am sure a lot of the girls would be willing to stick their hand up for it.”Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.Australia’s captain Meg Lanning also said that being a part of the match last year was a great deal of fun and she would love to take part in it again.”It was a lot of fun, I would certainly love to be involved in something like that. The next big step for women’s cricket is if an IPL could get up – it is certainly an exciting prospect,” cricket.com.au quoted Meg Lanning as saying.There are speculations doing the rounds that there could be a series of exhibition matches played between as many as three over the space of 7-10 days.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is however yet to reveal whether the experiment will be repeated this year.Also Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Alyssa Healylast_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgFirst photo of Redmi 7 leaks, full specs sheet also revealedXiaomi is yet to officially confirm the coming of Redmi 7. Like the Redmi 6, the Redmi 7 is also expected to be an entry-level phone. Considering the specs we believe the phone may be priced under Rs 10,000.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 10:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi launched Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro in September last year in India.Looks like the Redmi 6 is soon going to get a successor.This is for the first time that the Redmi 7 has been leaked in a picture.Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro in September last year in India. In the review of the Redmi 6 we at India Today Tech had called it one of the best phones under Rs 10,000. Looks like the Redmi 6 is soon going to get a successor, possibly in the next few months or so. We are talking about the Redmi 7 which is slowly becoming the talk of the town. The Redmi 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and now the phone has made way to the TENAA benchmarking site. The benchmark listing reveals the complete specs and a photo of the Redmi 7 showing the device from front and back.This is for the first time that the Redmi 7 has been leaked in a picture. The photo on the TENAA benchmarking site shows the Redmi 7 with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual rear cameras paired with LED flash on the back. The Redmi 7 appear in pink colour on the leaked picture and rumours suggest that Xiaomi may bring the phone in eight different colours including black, red, blue, pink, white, green, purple, and gray.Much similar to the Redmi Note 7 series the Redmi 7 also includes the “Redmi by Xiaomi” logo on the bottom of the rear panel. Sadly in the photo, the screen light of the Redmi 7 isn’t turned on and hence we are not sure whether the phone sports a waterdrop notch display or there’s no notch at all. The picture shows the volume rocker and the power button on the right side of the phone.advertisementAlongside the photo, the TENAA listing also reveals the complete specs of the Redmi 7. The listing reveals that the Redmi 7 will come packed with a 6.26-inch LCD display. The phone is expected to come with 1520 x 720 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone will be powered by an octa-core processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.The TENAA listing shows the Redmi 7 in three variants — 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. On the back the Redmi 7 is expected to include a 12MP camera while the configuration of the second rear camera is yet to be revealed. On the front, the TENAA listing shows the Redmi 7 with an 8MP selfie shooter. The phone is said to launch with Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 10. The listing also reveals that the Redmi 7 will include a 3,900 mAh battery.Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the coming of Redmi 7. Like the Redmi 6, the Redmi 7 is also expected to be an entry-level phone. Considering the specs we believe the phone may be priced under Rs 10,000.ALSO READ | 2019 Oppo flagship to challenge iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S10 with 10x lossless zoom cameraALSO READ | Oppo F11 Pro quick review: A beautiful feature-packed premium smartphoneALSO READ | Forget foldable phones, LG is working on a stretchable display phoneGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow androidlast_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgMohammad Amir doubtful for Pakistan’s World Cup opener against West IndiesLeft-arm pacer Mohammad Amir might not feature in Pakistan’s opening clash in the World Cup against West Indies due to poor fitnessadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 13:19 IST Mohammad Amir doubtful for Pakistan’s World Cup opener.(AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe team management has decided to not let Md. Amir play against Windies at Trent BridgeAmir has been facing fitness issues ever since he arrived in EnglandAmir was included in the team in place of Faheem Ashraf despite his poor performance in the last fifteen ODIsLeft-arm pacer Mohammad Amir might not feature in Pakistan’s opening clash in World Cup against West Indies due to poor fitness.Geo News reported that Amir is not completely fit and has informed coach Mickey Arthur about it. He has asked for more time to rest before gearing up for the remaining matches in the tournament.The report also claimed that the team management has decided to not let him play on Friday against Windies at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.The 27-year-old has been facing fitness issues ever since he arrived in England. He didn’t feature in the three ODIs against England due to a viral infection.However, he was included in the team in place of Faheem Ashraf despite his poor performance in the last fifteen ODIs where he picked just five wickets.The left-arm fast bowler had initially failed to find a place in the 15-member World Cup squad, but the lackluster performance of the bowlers in the ODI series against England forced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors to go back to Amir.Also Read | West Indies are neither favorites nor underdogs: Brathwaite ahead of World CupAlso Read | Pakistan to host T20 Asia cup 2020 in neutral venueAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Mohammad AmirFollow Mickey ArthurFollow Faheem AshrafFollow Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)last_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgSri Lanka target winning farewell for retiring Lasith MalingaLasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler, is retiring from one-day international cricket after the first game in the best-of-three series against Bangladesh, which starts Friday.advertisement Associated Press DhakaJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 17:36 IST Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLasith Malinga is retiring from ODI cricket after the first game in the best-of-3 series against BangladeshMalinga has taken 335 wickets in 225 ODIs and has been one of the most distinctive fast bowlersMalinga will continue playing in the Twenty20 formatThe most fitting farewell for retiring paceman Lasith Malinga will be to win the series-opening limited-overs international against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne said Thursday.The 35-year-old Malinga is retiring from one-day international cricket after the first game in the best-of-three series, which starts Friday.Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That’s the best thing we can give for him … we will try to give him the best farewell in this first one-day, Karunaratne said.Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said even though Malinga’s achievements and legacy are phenomenal, his lineup will play hard to prevent a Sri Lanka victory in the fast bowler’s last ODI.He has been great ambassador of the game. He is one cricketer that a lot of young children after watching him have started playing cricket, Tamim said. I still remember when he first came into the scene specially, back in Bangladesh people wanted to bowl like him.Even when we were playing Sri Lanka we used to find (a bowler) who has a similar action like Malinga and we used to call him for nets. That (is the) kind of an impact he has given to world cricket.Malinga has taken 335 wickets in 225 ODIs and has been one of the most distinctive fast bowlers in the game because of his slinging action and his accurate yorker.He has three hat tricks in ODIs, including four wickets in consecutive deliveries in a World Cup game against South Africa in 2007.advertisementMalinga will continue playing in the Twenty20 format.Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have played in 45 one-day internationals, with Sri Lanka winning 36 matches against Bangladesh’s seven. However, Bangladesh has shown improvement over the past three years and could pose a tough challenge.Tamim leads Bangladesh in the absence of injured captain Mashrafe Mortaza. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and opener Liton Das have taken breaks.Sri Lanka has named a 17-man squad for the three-match series.Read more | Lahore 2nd Asian city to house ICC accredited biomechanics labAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Lasith MalingaFollow Sri LankaFollow MalingaFollow Bangladeshlast_img read more

25 10 19

first_img Reuters LondonAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 13:31 IST England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS), Ashes 2019, 2nd Test: Australia’s Nathan Lyon in action (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNathan Lyon joined Dennis Lillee on 355 test wickets as he took 3-68 in the second Ashes testFast bowler Josh Hazlewood chipped in with 3-58 in the second Ashes testHazlewood’s performance on his return to the side showed he was mentally strong, said Nathan LyonNathan Lyon tied Dennis Lillee as Australia’s third-highest test wicket-taker after picking up three against England at Lord’s on Thursday but the off-spinner preferred not to dwell on his own achievements and hailed the impact of team mate Josh Hazlewood.Lyon joined Lillee on 355 test wickets as he took 3-68 in the second Ashes test to help Australia dismiss England for 258. The visitors ended the second’s day play on 30-1.The entire first day was washed out.Fast bowler Hazlewood, who was not picked for Australia’s 251-run victory in the first test at Edgbaston, chipped in with 3-58 and proved he was fully recovered from a stress fracture in his back when he had Jason Roy caught behind on his third ball.”I think Josh has been a world-class bowler for a long period of time,” Lyon told reporters after joining Lillee on the mark behind Shane Warne (708) and Glenn McGrath (563).”I don’t think he’s got the rewards he’s deserved as yet in his career, I think they’re to come.”In my eyes Josh is up there in the top-three bowlers in test cricket – that’s my personal opinion.”Lyon added that Hazlewood’s greatest strength was his ability to build pressure on batsmen, a skill that helped McGrath achieve his success.”His control hitting that nagging length but having the skill to go both ways, in and out,” Lyon added of Hazlewood’s repertoire.”But then he’s got a pretty strong bouncer as well, and it’s usually on the money.”advertisementThe strength of the Australian pace battery on tour in England, they left out Mitchell Starc and dropped James Pattinson for the Lord’s test, has given coach Justin Langer difficult selection decisions to make.And Hazlewood’s performance on his return to the side showed he was mentally strong, Lyon added.”I know he was disappointed to be left out of the first test, but to come back and bowl the way he did today – hats off to Josh,” the 31-year-old said.”I thought he was the pick of our bowlers.”Also Read | The Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take control after bowlers impress at Lord’sAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Nathan LyonFollow Josh HazlewoodFollow Ashes 2019Follow Eng vs AUS Ashes 2019: Nathan Lyon joins Dennis Lillee but reserves praise for Josh HazlewoodEngland (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019 2nd Test: Nathan Lyon joined Dennis Lillee on 355 test wickets as he took 3-68 in the second Ashes test to help Australia dismiss England for 258. The visitors ended the second’s day play on 30-1.advertisementlast_img read more

25 10 19

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 10:38 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi Note 8 Pro is launching in India on October 16.The Redmi Note 8 is said to launch alongside the Redmi Note 8 Pro.The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek processor.The Redmi Note 8 Pro is launching in India tomorrow – October 16. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is already selling in China. We expect the same Chinese model of the Redmi Note 8 Pro to hit the Indian market. In other words, the Redmi Note 8 Pro Indian model will sport a big display, powerful processor, impressive cameras, and bigger battery when compared to the predecessor Redmi Note 7 Pro. The price in India of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is also said to be at par with the China price.Overall the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an upgraded version of the Redmi Note 7 Pro that launched in India earlier this year. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a big screen, MediaTek processor, four cameras on the back panel, front camera that sits inside the Dot drop notch, big battery and more. As noted, the specs of the Redmi Note 8 Pro are already known (China specs) but the price of the smartphone is unknown. Let’s take a quick look at everything we know about the Redmi Note 8 Pro so far.Redmi Note 8 Pro specificationsDisplay: The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes packed with a 6.53-inch display with resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.Processor: The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor.RAM: 6GB, 8GBStorage: 64GB, 128GBFront camera: For selfies the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 20MP front camera.Rear camera: On the back panel the phone comes with four cameras – 64MP primary sensor, 8MP secondary sensor, third is a 2MP sensor, and forth camera also includes 2MP sensor.advertisementBattery: The Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 4500mAh battery with fast charging support.Software: The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.Redmi Note 8 Pro designAs far as the design is concerned the Redmi Note 8 Pro looks very different when compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back as well as front camera. On the back the phone includes four cameras and fingerprint sensor. On the front the smartphone includes Dot drop notch that includes the selfie camera.Redmi Note 8 Pro expected price in India and availabilityWe believe the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will launch in India. We also believe that the price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India will be similar to the China price of the smartphone. In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage that costs 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB that costs 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB that costs 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). In India the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available on Amazon India website and Mi.com, the company has confirmed. Xiaomi is also expected to launch the standard Note aka the Redmi Note 8 in India tomorrow.ALSO READ | Realme X2 Pro launched with Snapdragon 855 Plus: Check prices, specs, India launch dateGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow XiaomiFollow Redmi Note 8 Pro Next Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch tomorrow: Expected specs, price in India, and everything elseRedmi Note 8 series is coming to India tomorrow, October 16. The series includes Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. In India Xiaomi is touting the Pro version of the smartphone more than the standard version of the smartphone.advertisementlast_img read more

24 10 19

first_img Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Last year I had something of an epiphany behind the wheel. I was barreling toward turn eight on Big Willow racetrack in southern California, carrying triple-digit speeds, with the throttle matted to the floor. As I started to turn in for the long sweeper, every reflexive inclination my body could muster screamed at me to scrub off speed.I kept the throttle buried, attempting to mask my lack of talent with the blind courage that has always served me that way. To my surprise and great relief, I stayed on the track. The car was more than happy to oblige my seemingly absurd request.This was the most thrilling driving I’d ever experienced – by a wide margin. And the car that delivered those thrills was not race prepped Corvette or a Porsche 911 Cup car. Instead, the chariot in question was a second-generation Mazda MX-5, dishing out all of 110 horsepower or so.That’s when it occurred to me: Despite our fixation on it in all things automotive, horsepower is woefully overrated.Too much for the trackA few months after that Spec Miata race, some track time with a 2014 SRT Viper T/A only reaffirmed my new mantra. With 640 horsepower on tap, there’s no question that piloting the Viper around a race course was an intense experience. But I still had more fun in the MX-5. It might seem ridiculous – perhaps even pretentious – but hear me out.The T/A wears the widest tire contact patch on a production car sold today, with 295mm Pirellis up front and massive, 355mm meats in the rear. But even with all that rubber to work with, it takes little more than an overly eager dip into the throttle without the front wheels pointed straight ahead to get the car bent out of shape. This kind of behavior is certainly not exclusive to the Viper either – high-horsepower cars, especially those that are rear wheel drive, tend to rely on driver patience coupled with short bursts of acceleration and massive brakes to scrub that speed back off before entering a corner. Around Buttonwillow Raceway, this translates to a series of carefully calculated throttle inputs and two, maybe three, brief flashes of wide open acceleration per lap.2014 SRT Viper T/AA second-generation Miata, even in spec racer form, does not offer massive power, nor particularly mind-blowing braking capability. But those seeming disadvantages result in a car that requires the driver to wring every single ounce of performance potential out of the car in order to maintain a fast pace. Instead of gingerly guiding the car around the track, you’re grabbing it by the scruff and demanding everything it has to give.While taking a fast lap around Buttonwillow in a Spec Miata, you’ll likely be at full throttle 80 percent of the time or more. Sure, those sticky race slicks help in that regard, but the takeaway here is that there’s a point at which too much horsepower can (for mere mortals like myself, anyway) actually detract from the driving experience.Out on public streets the problem is compounded further. Here in the U.S. there’s no road where you can legally hit well over 150 mph like you can on the main straight of Road America. More importantly, our roads simply aren’t designed and maintained to allow for vehicles to travel at rates approaching those speeds with any modicum of safety.Considering the fact that the vast majority of performance car owners never take their vehicles to race tracks throughout a lifetime of ownership, what we’re ultimately left with is massive performance potential – potential that almost never gets realized because of poor drivers or poor roads. But at the helm of a relatively low-output car that is dynamically engaging, like a Subaru BRZ, which makes 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, simply getting up to speed on the freeway can be an involving experience.Every once in a while, underdogs like these serve as giant killers, not necessarily because they hit above their weight class, but because they encourage you to better understand the economy of performance and utilize what the car has to offer more effectively. Those fundamentals translate as you move up the ladder into faster cars too, allowing you to develop your skills at a more realistically attainable threshold. Trust me, it’s a lot easier than strapping yourself into a 600-horsepower juggernaut and hoping that you’ll learn a thing or two about driving dynamics before you put the car into a ditch whilst seeking the limits of grip.So why do we have an insatiable hunger for more horses, regardless of whether or not we actually have the means to do anything with it?The arms raceDuring the early 1970s, the automotive world entered a dark time for performance, particularly for domestics. Government emissions and safety regulations, skyrocketing fuel prices, and insurance company mandates conspired to choke the life out of the once venerable V8 performance engine. By the middle of the decade, vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette, which could be had with a 427-cubic-inch V8 churning out as much as 435 horsepower in 1968 – had been reduced to a top-spec offering of a 350ci V8 doling out a mere 205 horsepower just seven years later.It was trend seen across the industry, and without a technological workaround, automotive companies sought other means of grabbing enthusiasts’ attention, be it with screaming-chicken hood stickers, luxury options, or other superfluous doodads. While everyone involved was more than eager for the era to pass, it wouldn’t be until nearly three decades later that the auto industry’s overall technological aptitude would allow for companies to resume producing mass market vehicles with hair-raising performance stats.Today there are literally dozens of different models sold to the public for use on the street that make over 500 horsepower, and no less than seven different 2015 production models to choose from that make in excess of 700 hp. Not only is it a far cry from 1975, it’s a far cry from the best that the original “golden era” of performance had to offer as well.But more has changed than just sheer output. We’ve become a society obsessed with metrics, and automakers are well aware of this. One of the core metrics for street performance has traditionally been the sprint to 60 miles per hour from a dead stop, and being able to advertise a time that’s even just a tenth of second faster than a competitor has become major bragging rights between rival car companies.Accordingly, the pursuit of the performance crown has dictated some design choices for street cars. An example: shifting, no matter how fast you are with a clutch or how quickly your DCT gearbox swaps cogs, costs time. To combat this, many automakers have moved away from shorter gear ratios to prevent the need to shift before getting to 60 mph. While this is an effective way to shave some ticks of the clock off, it results in a car in which you are exceeding the speed limit of just about any public road (aside from highways) before you’ve even had a chance to shift out of first gear. The wow factor might initially seem impressive, but out on the road the lack of driver involvement can make this something of an anticlimactic event once the novelty has worn off.Absurdity still has its placeThis isn’t to say that cars like Dodge’s SRT Hellcat models and Tesla’s “Ludicrous Speed” P85D are without merit. Knowing you have Thor’s hammer under your foot anxiously waiting to open up the taps can be a pretty great feeling, and the brief moments where you can actually use it are likely to put a smile on your face. Ultimately though, horsepower is only one component of a much larger performance equation – one which includes weight, chassis tuning, the vehicle’s ability to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and a host of other factors than don’t necessarily include its acceleration and top-speed capabilities.Most of the vehicles that tout those massive performance numbers come along with a substantial price tag, and you’ll have to pay if you want to play. But if a $20,000 model can be as much fun behind the wheel as an $80,000 car, what are you really paying for at the end of the day? A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

24 10 19

first_img Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup Editors’ Recommendations This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Dominica (don’t confuse it with Dominican Republic) is rugged, mountainous, and pristine. There’s a reason why they call it “The Nature Island”. It eschews watered-down rum punch cocktails, all-day steel drum bands, and soul-sucking all-inclusive resorts for lush hiking trails, black sand beaches, world-class diving, and one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences like trekking to Boiling Lake. At less than 300 square miles (one-quarter the size of Rhode Island), the island still manages to pack 365 rivers of snorkeling, diving, and kayaking opportunities.Related: Explore Belize: Jaguars, Whale Sharks, and Untouched Mayan RuinsBarbudaIf you’re looking to really get away, but can’t afford the expense of renting your own private island, Barbuda has what you’re looking for. The sister island to Antigua is even smaller than Dominica — less than 60 square miles of pristine beaches — and is arguably the least developed in all of the Caribbean. There is no modern airport (it’s reachable only via 20-minute prop flight or 3-hour ferry ride) and visitors can only stay in one of two hotels. Bottom line: there’s little to do here except relax in the pink sand with your own thoughts and a Carib (and that’s exactly the point).NevisIf you’ve never heard of Nevis, we’re not surprised. Along with Barbuda, this tiny speck of an island is another contender for the Caribbean’s least developed. There are no chain stores or any traffic lights for that matter. While it’s a relatively low-lying island, there are still plenty of opportunities to pique the interest of adventure travelers, including sulfur hot springs hikes and diving for spiny lobster. The island’s most charming aspect is that most of its hotels have evolved from beautiful, centuries-old plantation homes that still retain all of their original character.Cat IslandFar beyond Nassau and Bimini, there exists hundreds of tiny, undeveloped islands in the Bahamas. Known as The Out Islands, they are among the most beautiful and, in some cases, literally untouched in all of the Caribbean. Cat Island boasts just enough cultural and economic infrastructure to support human life. As with every other destination on this list, there’s plenty to see topside, including stunning pink beaches and unexplored hidden coves. But the island’s real draw is under the water, most notably diving the Santa Maria Teresa — a well-preserved shipwreck from the Spanish-American War. What’s more: southeastern trade winds provide the island with a consistent, mild climate and unusually warm water (even by Caribbean standards).center_img There’s no shortage of brand-name islands in the Caribbean: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten. But, if you’re looking for something more remote and untrammeled by the modern cruise industry, the region still offers relatively unknown Caribbean islands just waiting to be explored. Here are four of our favorites.Dominica Norway’s Manshausen Island Resort is a Minimalist Retreat Founded by a Real-Life Explorer Why You Should Make Plans to Visit Greenland Now last_img read more

24 10 19

first_img The Best American Liqueur The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Garden & Gun is all about Southern pride. The magazine, which launched in 2007 and has since expanded into a multimedia lifestyle brand, delivers award-winning coverage of Southern food, culture, architecture, outdoor living, and design to more than 1.5 million readers nationwide. Not to mention their retail ventures Mercantile + Co and Fieldshop, their popular Whole Hog podcast, and the over 75 events they host each year. However, their pure affinity for the people, stories, and traditions of the American South is perhaps never more obvious than in their annual Made in the South Awards.The awards began in 2010, when the folks at G&G decided to seek out a new way to, as senior vice president and editor-in-chief David DiBenedetto puts it, “shine a spotlight on the talent and creativity of the South’s artisans, crafstman, chefs, designers, and tastemakers.” Every year, the Charleston, South Carolina-based publication shops, samples, and scrutinizes the work of Southern artisans and businesses across six categories: Style, Crafts, Drink, Food, Home, and Outdoors. With nearly 1,000 entrants in this year’s awards alone, narrowing down the list of winners and runners up can be a daunting process. “I’ve been a part of these awards since the launch,” says associate editor Elizabeth Hutchison, “and every year I think it can’t possibly become more difficult to narrow down the winners — and then it does.” The whole process isn’t without its rewards, though: “Witnessing the ingenuity, passion, and drive of each of the … entrants is incredibly inspiring,” Hutchison adds. As for those being considered for the awards, the grand prize is a whopping $10,000 cash and a prominent spot in the magazine’s December/January issue. This year, the Made in the South Awards saw competitors from a dozen states submitting their wares to a panel of eight distinguished judges that included actress and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon, president of Savannah College of Art and Design Paula Wallace, and CEO and celebrated designer Bunny Williams. The end result is a collection of 24 carefully curated products that are dripping with pure Southern comfort and quality.We’ve gathered up a few of our favorites from this year’s group of winners and runners-up. For even more down home greatness, head over to Garden & Gun to check out the full list.Alabama Sawyer Planked Dining Table | Birmingham, AlabamaWinner, Home Category and OverallHusband-and-wife duo Cliff and Leigh Spencer have a passion for design that is evident in every rustic masterpiece they churn out at their Birmingham, Alabama shop, but what you may not see until you dig a little deeper is the compassion that’s woven into their products. This gorgeous planked dining table is made from hackberry, an under-appreciated deciduous tree that Birmingham boasts a bounty of. When the couple discovered how many trees were being cut down in their city (nearly a hundred per week), they decided to go all-in on a practice they had dabbled in at their previous West Coast studio: breathing new life into abandoned urban trees by re-purposing them into beautiful furniture and home accessories. The Planked Dining Table is a perfect representation of what earned Alabama Sawyer the top spot on Garden & Gun’s list this year: It turns a too-often overlooked Birmingham staple into the star of the show, paying further homage to its southern roots with understated iron legs cast at Sloss Furnaces (a Birmingham staple for so long that it has been named a National Historic Landmark) and tipping its cap to expert craftsmanship with a nearly six-week long, lovingly precise hand-building process. Alabama Sawyer has become so synonymous with this sort of environmental appreciation that people from all over Birmingham now bring their fallen trees to find new life at the couple’s studio.Modus Studio Fire Pit-Grill Combo | Fayatteville, ArkansasWinner, Outdoors CategoryIf it’s possible for something to be too well-designed, this fire pit-grill combo from Fayatteville, Arkansas’ Modus Studio definitely hits the mark. At first glance, the ingenious little Firebox looks like nothing more than a shiny steel case, but once you get your hands on it, you’ll find there’s a lot more than meets the eye. The Firebox’s three simple pieces (fire pit, grate, and lid) can be pulled apart and rearranged to suit multiple cooking styles. In the mood for some toasted marshmallows? Remove the grate and you’ve got a perfectly portable fire pit (use the lid as a base while you’re at it). Want to fry up a couple of eggs before you head out for that hike? Throw the lid over half the grate in grill mode and you’ve got yourself a handy skillet. Jonesing for some tasty grilled grub but forgot to bring any kindling? Not to worry — the wooden crate the Firebox comes in was literally designed to be safely used as firewood. With such elegant and clever design, it’s no wonder the Firebox is becoming a seasoned winner. Not only did it take the Winning spot in the Made In the South Awards’ Outdoors Category, it was actually born from one of Modus Studio’s annual internal design contests.Ian Balding Paddle Bateau | Wilmington, North CarolinaRunner Up, Outdoors CategoryPart paddleboard, part canoe, this Paddle Bateau from North Carolina’s Ian Balding is handcrafted and fully loaded to elevate fishing, surfing, and camping adventures alike. The idea for this amalgamation came about when Balding himself grew tired of trying to haul gear around on a typical SUP, and the craftsman’s genuine passion and skill come through in a design that is as drop-dead gorgeous as the scenic waters that inspired it. The Bateau is shaped and glassed by Balding in his Wilmington shop, with a brilliant, beautiful white finish that pops against gorgeous bamboo decking. The result is a paddleboard that is sturdy enough to tote all of your gear, comfy enough to fish from, large enough to bring a friend along, and durable enough to last through adventure after adventure. Quite frankly, the gorgeous aesthetic and pure reliability of the craft alone are enough to make Balding’s Bateau well worth the price tag, but he’s not one to leave a stone unturned. The Paddle Bataeu is topped off with rod holder, cooler tie-downs, bungee webbing, and GPS.McKenzie Knife Co. Cutting Board & Knife Set | Houston, TexasRunner Up, Craft CategoryWe love to say everything’s bigger and bolder in Texas, but this cutting board and knife set proves that Texans know how to do small and sophisticated just as well. The set, from Houston’s own McKenzie Knife Company, is both understated and elegant, using carbon steel, bone, and Austin mesquite to create a home bar accessory that is as well-crafted as it is attractive. Jonathan McKenzie, the expert cutler behind the design, doesn’t stop at the visuals. He specifically selected the carbon steel and bone used in the knife because both materials age well, and he chose the wood for the cutting board as an homage to his beloved state. He also slipped in a magnetic, leather-lined alcove for easily storing the knife in the cutting board to up the function of the piece. Wrap that all up, and it’s easy to see why this neat little package made G&G’s list as a Runner Up in the Craft category.Naked Pig Meat Co. Pork Fat | Oakboro, North CarolinaRunner Up, Food CategoryFat. It seems like we’re constantly stuck in limbo with the controversial flavor-bringer, always waiting to hear some new list of reasons why it’s both the cure for and cause of all our food-related woes. The truth is, fat is an incredibly valuable cooking tool, but just like with anything else, the source matters. Sure, throwing some old fast food grease in your Christmas cookies isn’t going to wow anybody, but have you ever tried putting a little dab of high-quality lard in that batter? (Fair warning: Only do this if you’re prepared to be invited to every holiday party thereafter.) Shawn and Jenny Hatley, members of a fourth-generation farming family and owners of North Carolina’s Naked Pig Meat Company, know the magic and wonder that is high quality lard, and they are ready to help you see the light. Their Pastured Pork Leaf Fat is sourced from humanely raised, antibiotic-and-hormone-free hogs, processed in small batches, and triple filtered for a final product that is so smooth, shiny, and delectable that you’re going to want to tear open your fridge and throw out every scrap of butter and bacon grease you’ve been naively saving up in there. What’s really great about this Pork Leaf Fat is that it never hogs the spotlight; its true talent lies in being able to elevate anything and everything you pair it with, from sweet crumbly pie crusts to hand-battered crispy fried chicken. How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best American Gin last_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgCruzan Rum — a heritage spirit produced in the U.S. Virgin Islands and considered one of the most honored rum distilleries in the world (and has brought us some of the tastiest cocktails we’ve ever had) — is taking its brand to the next level by engaging in bigger initiatives beyond daiquiris: by working to remedy the effects of natural disasters.Cruzan Rum has experienced first-hand the devastation of natural disasters and their crippling impact. “Last year, our home island of St. Croix faced many challenges in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria,” said master distiller Gary Nelthropp, whos family has been making Cruzan Rum and calling the island of St. Croix home for eight generations.“But [after the hurricane], the resiliency of the Crucian people and our sense of community never wavered,” he added. “That’s what we like to call our ‘island spirit,’ and I’m honored to help extend this spirit to others in a sustainable and ongoing way … ensuring that no community, near or far, weathers a storm alone.”Cruzan Rum/FacebookInstead of writing a one-time check, Cruzan Rum has made disaster relief a new part of the way it does business by founding The Island Spirit Fund: $1 from every case of rum sold will be added to the mission. That’s not just for this quarter or year — the initiative is ongoing.At the end of 2018, Cruzan Rum expects to have $2 million ready to deploy for relief efforts; $1 million will come from the casks and the second million from “generous case-matching donation commitments from several distributor partners and anticipated public fundraising,” the brand said in a press release.The Island Spirit Fund was established in partnership with nonprofit Global Giving, which connects donors with grassroots projects around the world. But how exactly will the Spirit be activated in the face of disaster? Through grants issued to local organizations with boots on the ground and lasting relationships in affected areas. “The Fund prioritizes both short-term recovery and long-term stability projects, including environmental rebuilding, community planning, and workforce development and job creation.”Cruzan Rum/FacebookAfter producing a community-based spirit for over 250 years, Cruzan knows the key to successful disaster relief is listening directly to affected people’s needs. The Island Spirit Fund will take a customized approach to providing relief, including, but not limited to, “nourishment, supplies, and volunteer support.” In the immediate future, the Fund is focused on the areas still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s devastation and is also prepared to respond to future storms.“Our roots in the Caribbean run deep, and by joining together, we’re able to provide much needed physical and emotional support beyond the initial days, weeks, and months following disaster,” said Rashidi Hodari, vice president marketing for Cruzan Rum.Now that calls for a drink! Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made How to Make a Mojito Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Siblinglast_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgOn board technology and innovative design sets benchmark for ocean cruising and exploration Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 – Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, unveiled a first look at the technology and interior of its custom-designed Scenic Neptune submarine. Custom built for optimal sightseeing and capable of diving to a depth of 300 meters (980 feet) with seating for up to six guests plus the pilot, the precise and responsive maneuverability of Scenic Neptune will amaze both first-time and experienced divers. Scenic Neptune pilot Remy Izendooren added, “Guests will embark on an awe-inspiring adventure to the underwater world. Volcanic pinnacles, sheer walls, majestic wrecks, a wide diversity of marine life and beautiful reefs lie waiting to be discovered. The world has many spectacular dive sites waiting for us to explore, from sunken wrecks and vibrant tropical reefs to a sea floor teeming with life in Antarctica.” The adventures are endless, the experiences are individual, and the guests’ unique access to some of nature’s most beautiful yet most unexplored destinations is immeasurable. Scenic Neptune key design and innovative features include: Up to eight dives per day at speeds of up to three knots. The specially-commissioned design meets international design standards and provides unmatched comfort, space and style, with maximum legroom and headroom while minimizing overall weight and size. Scenic Neptune’s acrylic spheres are constructed from a material which has the same refraction index as seawater, therefore it visually disappears underwater and provides a very open and spacious feeling with a viewing field that nearly encircles the guest. Controls are designed for ease of management with the standard UIS (U-Boat Worx Information System) and display all pertinent information to the pilot via a large touchscreen monitor. Internal climate control and a surround sound music system form part of the fine detailing, together with a guest-focused structure to facilitate ease of boarding and disembarking. The unique design consists of three-person sphere glass pods on the front and at the back of the submarine, allowing for six guests plus the pilot, who is located between the two pods, behind the guests. The seats are mounted on platforms that swivel 280 degrees to allow near panoramic viewing without the need to turn the submarine. Strong exterior lights showcase the hidden colors of the deep as well as details of wrecks and other underwater sights. Each U-Boat Worx submarine is designed, built and rigorously tested to the highest standards and certified by the leading classification organization, DNV GL. Multiple safety features are incorporated at every stage and include features such as automatically resurfacing in the unlikely event of a power outage. All U-Boat Worx submarines have been carefully designed to ensure total stability while at the surface. Its decks provide easy and safe access for the passengers. Ergonomically designed handles and supports make the boarding procedures of U-Boat Worx submersibles very efficient. Each submersible can be towed at speed or travel under its own power on the surface. Irrespective of sea conditions, U-Boat Worx submersibles maintain full responsiveness and power at all times, making docking alongside another vessel much easier. Based in the Netherlands, U-Boat Worx is the world’s largest manned submersible manufacturer. For more than 12 years they have delivered private submersibles to a variety of discerning individuals and organizations, culminating in one of the largest fleets worldwide. Scenic Neptune activities are dependent upon conditions, incur additional costs, and are subject to availability. The first sailing of Scenic Eclipse will be August 15, 2019 – an Iceland & Atlantic Canada sailing from Reykjavik to Quebec, followed by sailings down the eastern seaboard of North America. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 33-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and since 2008, its 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has eight Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email: info@scenicusa.com: and in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: info@scenic.ca. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.last_img read more