10 months agoLIVE FROM SEVILLE: Griezmann free-kick wins point for Atletico Madrid against Sevilla

first_imgLIVE FROM SEVILLE: Griezmann free-kick wins point for Atletico Madrid against Sevillaby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWhile some of Europe’s top leagues were enjoying their winter break, the sun was shining bright in the south of Spain for Sunday’s highly anticipated La Liga fixture between Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.The sublime conditions only furthered the excitement within the stadium for what was an enthralling contest between second and third on the table.The opening 25 minutes played out much as you would’ve expected from both sides; the hosts controlled the majority of possession early while Diego Simeone’s dogged outfit were happy to sit back and soak up the pressure. Despite their control down the middle of the ground, Atleti afforded their opponents far too much space on the wings, with Jesus Navas having a field day against makeshift left-back Saul Niguez.The Spaniard’s dominance almost paid off when, on the 30th minute mark, his teasing cross was floated to the back post, only for Sergio Escudero to send his header two metres over Jan Oblak’s goal. With their tails up, Sevilla’s relentless attack resulted in the match’s first goal after 36 minutes through Wissam Ben Yedder. After Andre Silva’s long range strike smacked off the post, the resulting corner saw Ben Yedder in the right place in the right time, receiving a pass from Daniel Carrico on the edge of the six yard box and finishing neatly past Oblak for his ninth La Liga goal of the season.The home supporters weren’t celebrating for long, however. With the last kick of the half, Atleti’s superstar, Antoine Griezmann, drew his side level with a superb curling free-kick that left goalkeeper Tomas Vaclík fixed to his line.The 15 minute interval done nothing to quell the growing tension from both sides. Referee Mateu Lahoz awarded three yellow cards within the first nine minutes of the second stanza – and would hand out 12 by the final whistle – as the match ramped up in intensity with both sides searching for another goal.Ben Yedder once again found himself in a wonderful position inside the box after receiving Roque Mesa’s knockdown. But this time the Frenchman’s shot, which had Oblak beat, dragged across the far post. With eight minutes remaining, it was Griezmann who would squander Atleti’s best chance of winning the game. Must to the confusion of an otherwise strong Sevilla back three, the World Cup winner found himself onside, but his tame effort was hit straight at the outstanding Vaclik.The result means Barcelona can extend their lead at the top of the table to five points with a win over Getafe on Sunday night. TagsOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elche

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elcheby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could buy Segunda Division Elche.Sport says should the deal was to go ahead it would cost the Spain international around €18million (£16million), as reported by Sport.Jose Sepulcre, Elche’s maximum shareholder, had been negotiating a possible sale with player agent Christian Bragarnik, but talks have cooled recently.De Gea has a strong connection with Elche – he is a season ticket holder at the club and spent part of his childhood in the area, with his father having been born there.Elche are currently in 12th place in the Segunda Division table. last_img

15 days agoMan City midfielder Rodri: Liverpool are best team in Europe

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Rodri: Liverpool are best team in Europeby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri believes Liverpool are the “best team in Europe”.The reigning European champions are yet to lose a match in the Premier League, which sees them eight points ahead of City on top of the table.”I don’t know,” he told ESPN FC when asked if the fans saw United or Liverpool as City’s main rivals. “I had never been in the city before, I don’t know how people in the city feel.”But the team to beat is Liverpool now and that has been for the last two seasons. They are the champions of Europe so everyone wants to beat them, not just us.”They’re a great team, they have improved a lot of things, they’re a very good team, and they’re the best team in England and in Europe.” last_img read more

Vine: John Calipari Criticizes Karl-Anthony Towns, Gets Videobombed By Karl-Anthony Towns

first_imgCoach Cal subbing a player out.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Rupp Arena on January 30, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns was a big part of Kentucky’s close win over LSU, but he was also called for a technical foul that helped spark the huge run that brought the Tigers back into the game. Towns hung on the rim after a dunk, picking up a technical foul. LSU’s Keith Hornsby made one of the two resulting free throws, and drilled a three on the ensuing possession, which cut the UK lead to 60-56.During the post-game interview on the court, John Calipari criticized his star freshman for the foul. While he was doing so, Towns, of all people, decided to photobomb him. The timing here is truly perfect.We just hope that Towns isn’t the next Wildcat to “go missing.” Calipari has a good sense of humor, so he’ll probably laugh it off.[FTW]last_img read more

‘Pogba would have thrived in Man Utd treble team’

first_imgPaul Pogba would have cut it in Manchester United’s all-conquering treble team.That is the view of 1999 hero Teddy Sheringham, who says the stars of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most successful side would have got the best of out the mercurial Frenchman.Pogba has received widespread criticism since rejoining United from Juventus in 2016 for not living up to his undoubted ability. 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? But Sheringham says the World Cup winner would have been at home in a midfield that contained Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and David Beckham – and that the senior stars of that side would have made sure he was focused on winning rather than showboating.When asked if Pogba – rejuvenated under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – could have figured alongside the players who won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in the same season, Sheringham told Stadium Astro: “I think he would because he is a very talented player.“He would have been brought back down to earth at the right times when he’s… not stepping out of line, because you’re not stepping out of line, you’re just not doing the right things at the right times.“That’s what made our team so good. We did all the right things at the right times.“There’s a lot of players who do the wrong things constantly. You have to do the right things at the right times for you to be part of a team.“I think he would have been told by the senior members, ‘pass the ball. Stop showing how good you are. We play as a team’.Manchester United 1999 Champions League“The more you keep telling them, you hope that the penny drops.“There’s always times to do that bit of flashness, to get you out of a problem on the football pitch, but not every time you get it.”Solskjaer, a team-mate of Sheringham in the 1999 team, is credited with making Pogba blossom again after he endured a strained relationship with previous manager Jose Mourinho, sacked last month.The 25-year-old said of his new boss this week: “Before the coach arrived I was in the shadows, on the bench, and I accepted that.“It is a pleasure to play again. Now I am always smiling.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Report: Watford 0 Burnley 0

first_imgChris Wood was denied a stoppage-time winner by a marginal offside decision in Burnley’s entertaining 0-0 draw against Watford at a sodden Vicarage Road.New Zealand international Wood tucked home after Ben Foster spilled a shot from Dwight McNeil in the 92nd minute, but he was adjudged offside despite appearing to be in line with Jose Holebas.With the goal ruled out, Burnley failed to extend their winning run in the Premier League to four matches, having picked up important victories against Huddersfield Town and Fulham in their previous two. 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? Despite seeing Gerard Deulofeu and Ken Sema go close early on, Burnley worked their way back into the match and will feel aggrieved not to have taken all three points.Deulofeu should have put Watford ahead, but was unable to beat Tom Heaton in a one-on-one situation inside 90 seconds, while James Tarkowski’s goal-line clearance kept Sema out in the fifth minute.So close #WATBUR 0-0 pic.twitter.com/M8w193K4gX — Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 19, 2019 Burnley eventually found their feet as Ashley Barnes – who appeared to control the ball with his arm – spurned a glorious opportunity by slicing Adrian Mariappa’s header wide from the edge of the six-yard box.Troy Deeney would have punished that miss on the stroke of half-time had Heaton not parried his half-volley from Kiko Femenia’s cross away.Burnley remained on top after the restart and Foster got an important touch to Jeff Hendrick’s attempt to finish off a counter-attack, before McNeil blazed a six-yard volley over in the 55th minute.Heaton displayed great awareness to stop Tarkowski inadvertently putting through his own net and Tom Cleverley saw a low drive held by the Clarets goalkeeper as Watford asserted themselves again.Watford lost Femenia to an injury in the 77th minute before the late drama as Wood tucked home after Foster failed to hold McNeil’s 20-yard drive, only for a marginal offside decision to deny him the winner.What does it mean? Burnley miss a chance With relegation-threated Newcastle United and Cardiff City going head-to-head on Saturday, Burnley failed to take an opportunity to increase their advantage over the bottom three. With Newcastle overcoming Cardiff 2-0 at St James’ Park, a draw at Watford means the Clarets simply remain three points clear of the relegation zone. A victory would have sent them up to 14th.Heaton keeps Burnley in it Heaton’s return to the starting line-up at the expense of Joe Hart has coincided with Burnley’s upturn in form and he produced another strong display. He read the play well and showed great positioning to keep out Deulofeu and Deeney before half-time, while he also stopped Tarkowski putting through his own net in the second period.Cleverley fails to fill Doucoure void With Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, absent due to a knee injury, Cleverley partnered Etienne Capoue in the centre of midfield. The former Manchester United man may be a different style of player, but he struggled to make a mark on the game – he had a passing accuracy of 77 per cent and failed to create a single chance for his team-mates.Key Opta Facts- This was the 20th league meeting between Watford and Burnley at Vicarage Road, but the first one to end goalless. – Burnley kept their first league clean sheet away to Watford in 10 matches.- This was just Burnley’s second clean sheet in the Premier League in their last 11 away games in the competition. – Watford have won just one of their last six Premier League games on home soil (D2 L3). What’s next? The fourth round of the FA Cup sees Watford travel to face Newcastle United and Burnley head to the Etihad Stadium for a meeting with Manchester City on Saturday.last_img read more

“Rumors” Name Frontrunner For Ohio State Job If Urban Meyer Is Fired

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer might have coached his final game at Ohio State, as the Buckeyes placed the national title-winning head coach on paid administrative leave Wednesday night, hours after college football insider Brett McMurphy reported that Meyer knew more than he led on about the domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith.Ohio State has named an interim head coach. The Buckeyes will be led at the moment by offensive assistant coach Ryan Day.Day, a former Chip Kelly assistant, is in his second year with Ohio State. He’s been widely praised by the coaching community and reportedly turned down head coaching jobs to stay at Ohio State.If Urban Meyer is indeed done at Ohio State, it’s possible that the Buckeyes could end up moving forward with Day, depending on how the 2018 season goes.Ohio State could also have a major coaching search.A current Big 12 coach is believed by some to be the frontrunner if that happens.Multiple rumors hitting us that Iowa State coach Matt Campbell would be frontrunner for Ohio State job if it became open.— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) August 2, 2018Campbell is an Ohio native and is one of the hottest young names in coaching. The Iowa State head coach had some major interest this past offseason but got a big raise to stay put at ISU.Of course, it’s early to be discussing an Ohio State coaching search, but it is possible that the Buckeyes will have to go through one.Ohio State, meanwhile, is set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

ESPN Releases Grades For Every Power-5 Team’s Recruiting Class

first_imgDabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly with the College Football Playoff trophy.ATLANTA, GA – December 6: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly pose with the National Championship Trophy at the College Football Playoff Semifinal Head Coaches News Conference on December 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)On Thursday night ESPN revealed the national signing day grades for every Power-5 college football program.National Signing Day wrapped up on Wednesday, though there were a few tops recruit left over who signed on Thursday. After the classes became official, the Worldwide Leader graded every recruiting class.Only one college football program left with an “A+” while the worst grade handed out was a “C-“.So, which team received the “A+”? That distinction would belong to the Alabama Crimson Tide after bringing home their sixth No. 1 class in the past eight seasons.Nick Saban and company continue to recruit at the highest level despite losing key assistants each and every year.This season, Saban had to replace seven assistants on his staff, but still ended up with the No. 1 class.The man who dethroned Saban last year, Kirby Smart, finished the 2019 recruiting cycle with the second-best class as Georgia brought in a plethora of five-star recruits for the second-consecutive year.Other notable programs who received an “A” for their recruiting classes were the Clemson Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators.The SEC finished with five of the top 10 overall classes – showing why it’s the deepest conference in the country year-in and year-out.You can see the full list of draft grades here.last_img read more

4-Star OT Aaryn Parks Decommits From Penn State, Reopens Recruitment

first_imgJames Franklin walking onto the field with his Penn State players.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Grant Haley #15, Nick Scott #4, head coach James Franklin, Marcus Allen #2 and Troy Apke #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions walk out to field arm in arm before the start of the second half of the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Another four-star offensive lineman has decommitted from Penn State, the second to do so in the last week.Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy four-star offensive guard Aaryn Parks backed off his pledge to the Nittany Lions this afternoon. Parks had been committed to PSU since late April.Parks joins four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant in decommitting from the Nittany Lions in the last few days. Toutant flipped to Ohio State on Sunday.Based off Parks’ Twitter statement, it sounds like he feels like he rushed into his commitment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p “In a process of being a man, you have to make man-like decisions,” Parks wrote. “I have decided to de-commit from Penn State University. I feel as though I made my decision off of emotions and locked in too early without giving other universities an equal opportunity to recruit me. Penn State will continue to be a top choice on my list of schools that I am interested in, but as of right now, my recruitment is 100 percent back open.”Please Respect My Decision…..@RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @rivalsmike @SWiltfong247 …. pic.twitter.com/cbASOg7Bm6— Aaryn “AJ” Parks (@AP61_) June 12, 2019Parks is the No. 9 offensive guard and the ninth-rated prospect from Maryland in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He holds offers from North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Pitt, Maryland and others.last_img read more

‘Truly Elite’ Recruit Raves About Notre Dame Visit

first_imgA general view of the Golden Dome on Notre Dame's campus.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the “Golden Dome” on the campus of Notre Dame University before a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans on September 19, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)When rankings for most of the class of 2022 roll around, expect New Jersey cornerback Jaeden Gould to be pretty close to the top. The rising high school sophomore already has the attention of many of college football’s elite programs.Gould, who stars for Garden State power Bergen Catholic, hasn’t been ranked yet, but is a cinch to be a blue-chip prospect. 247Sports’ Tom Loy recently referred to him as one of the “truly elite” prospects in the class.The offers match as well. He currently claims 14 offers, including Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame , Penn State, and Texas A&M.Jaeden Gould took a recent visit to check out Notre Dame football, and was blown away.The Fighting Irish recruit New Jersey pretty hard, with five players from the state on the roster right now, and another two set to join in the class of 2020. Gould has a ton of options already, and years to make a decision, but Brian Kelly and his staff seem to have put themselves in a solid spot here early in the 2022 cycle.From 247:“It was amazing,” said Gould of his time at Notre Dame. “I didn’t know what to expect because I had never been down there. I liked the campus a lot. All of the facilities were outstanding and the coaches were amazing.”Gould raved about coaches Mike Elston and Clark Lea, who are both high up on the Fighting Irish defensive staff. The program tradition and the impressive facilities both impressed as well.“Just the tradition that they have,” said Gould, when asked what left the most lasting impression of the trip. “There are a lot of old things around campus, but they are all historic and important. Things like Touchdown Jesus or the dome, everything is amazing.“It’s huge,” added Gould of the new indoor facility at Notre Dame. “They have the big video screens so you can see what’s going on at practice. It was definitely top notch.”It is still way too early to say that Notre Dame has cemented itself as a favorite here, but Gould does plan on making a return trip for a game this fall. That is a very good sign.[247Sports]last_img read more

Vegas Computer Releases Score Prediction For Clemson-Georgia Tech

first_imgView of helmets of the Clemson Tigers.CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 03: A detailed view of the helmets of the Clemson Tigers before their game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers open their season on Thursday evening against ACC opponent Georgia Tech.The Tigers are expected to once again be one of the best teams in the country. Many national experts predict a blowout win for Clemson.If Georgia Tech has any chance at an upset, they’ll have to shut down a potent offense led by quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence threw for 3,280 yards and 30 touchdowns in his freshman season.On the defensive side of the ball, there will be plenty of new faces — especially along the defensive line. The Tigers will have to replace players like Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence among others.Despite the roster turnover on the defensive side of the ball, a Vegas computer is predicting a Clemson victory.OddShark’s computer prediction has Clemson winning by nearly 40 points. The official prediction is a 55.0-16.8 Clemson win.The prediction isn’t all that surprising, especially considering it’s a home game for the Tigers. A 40-point victory would be quite the opening statement against a conference opponent.Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney isn’t taking Yellow Jackets lightly though.“To be quite honest with you, we don’t know a lot about Georiga Tech,” Swinney said, via 247Sports. “Openers are always tough and then you throw in the fact that you’re playing an ACC opponent. And then number two it’s a whole new staff. That’s a challenge.”The Tigers and Yellow Jackets play Thursday at 8 PM ET. It’ll be on ACC Network.last_img read more

King, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI win

first_imgKing, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI winIndia became the second team after Australia to win 500 ODIs as the hosts defeated the tourists by 8 run in a thrilling match in Nagpur on Tuesday.advertisement Rohan Sen NagpurMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 23:52 IST Virat Kohli scored his 40th ODI hundred in the second match against Australia in Nagpur (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia has taken 963 ODIs to register 500 wins in the formatAustralia lead the list with 558 wins in ODI cricketIndia’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan in 1975India’s nail-biting win in the Nagpur ODI saw the team notch up 500 victories in one-day international cricket on Tuesday as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against Australia.India became only the second team after Australia to register 500 ODI wins. Australia lead the list with 558 wins in the format.It has taken India 45 years to achieve the feat after playing its first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The nation has featured in 963 ODIs till date.India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. And Virat Kohli is the latest captain under whose leadership the team reached the major landmark.Kohli himself led from the front in the second ODI as he smashed his 40th ODI hundred to help India post 250. The bowlers then stepped up and defended the total, dismissing Australia for 242 to win by 8 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium.Kohli top-scored with 116 runs and became only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score 40 centuries in the 50-over format.Take a bow #KingKohli #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/x5vvfXhA1dBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Former England captain Kevin Pietersen hailed Kohli on social media after the match. “KING buddy!” Pietersen replied on Kohli’s post on Instagram.Brilliant century from Virat , outstanding death over bowling from Bumrah and Vijay Shankar holding his nerves really well in the end. Bahut badhiya jeet. #INDvAUSadvertisementVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2019Outstanding innings from Virat but really impressed by how Vijay Shankar soaked the pressure in the last over . Jasprit Bumrah’s final 2 overs for just 2 runs was a great exhibition of death over bowling. Congratulations Team India on a fabulous win #INDvAUSVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2019Your future is as bright as your faith – #500thODIwin #INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Co2MzbgnCuRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 5, 2019The boys are on a roll! What a way to win 500th ODI. Congratulations #TeamIndia for bringing another win home and making it 2-0. #IndVsAusSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 5, 2019Kohli though, wasn’t the only hero for India in the match as Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Vijay Shankar all made telling contributions in the thrilling victory.Kuldeep bagged 3 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah took two to tilt the match in India’s favour after Australia got off to a strong start before the hosts roared back into the contest with some disciplined bowling.It all came down to the final over, with the tourists needing 11 runs to win with two wickets in hand.But Shankar, who had conceded 13 runs in his first over earlier in the innings, struck twice in the first three balls of his second over and final over to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the hosts.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OTkDUVG25uBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Marcus Stoinis was the top scorer for Australia with 52 but his dismissal in the first ball of the final over snuffed out Australia’s hopes of a win in the see-saw contest. India now take a 2-0 lead into Friday’s third ODI in Ranchi.Also Read | I was waiting for this opportunity: Vijay Shankar after last-over heroics vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli on 40th ODI hundred: It’s just a number, more proud of our 2nd inningsAlso Read | India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, says Aaron FinchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Nagpur ODIFollow Virat KohliFollow Kevin Pietersenlast_img read more

Roar of the Lion will see a very personal side of cricketer MS Dhoni, says director Kabir Khan

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 08:35 IST MS Dhoni in a still from Hotstar Specials’ Roar of The Lion.Kabir Khan has documented the fairy-tale comeback of the Chennai Super Kings last IPL season, following a two-year suspension for spot-fixing, in the upcoming, Roar of the Lion and the director says the series will see a “very personal” side of cricketer MS Dhoni.CSK, the Chennai franchise of the IPL, had served a two-year ban for its management’s role in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.The Hotstar Special docu-series, directed and executive produced by Kabir, chronicles how the Dhoni-led team made a comeback, winning Indian Premier League 2018.In an interview with PTI, the director says the series is a human exploration, one beyond the obvious, to show what the phase did to the people involved.”We know all about the broad strokes, the legal side and the uproar. We don’t know what was happening to the individuals beyond those headlines. This is a story behind the headlines. Were these headlines affecting Dhoni? Of course they were, but he never spoke about it, until now,” Kabir said.The critically-acclaimed filmmaker said the series aims to bring out the emotional journey, which the mainstream narrative missed out.”The controversy was hurting other players but we never heard their perspective. That’s what the USP of the show is. It’s a story we all know how it played out, but we don’t know the details and layers of the emotional journey of the protagonist.”advertisementThe episodic series was shot on a tight schedule of three months and involved a series of intense, honest and long discussions with Dhoni.”Our interviews with him on tape lasted sometimes seven to eight hours. He trusted me and had the confidence that I’ll be sensitive in the way things are going to be portrayed. He was ready to bare his soul.”You’ve never seen Dhoni speak like this. He has always been silent about these matters. You’ll see Dhoni in a very personal, emotional way on this series.”The Bajrangi Bhaijaan director said the team was conscious regarding the timing of the release, as they needed to bring out the series before the start of the next IPL season.Roar of the Lion becomes the second cricket-related project for Kabir, who is gearing up to shoot his next feature, 83, which chronicles Indian cricket team’s iconic first World Cup win.The director, however, said it is “pure coincidence” that the two projects have cricket as the backdrop.”Even if I wasn’t working on 83, I would’ve done Roar of the Lion because it was a fascinating and heartwarming story of the triumph of the human spirit. It has a classic sports story graph.”The most successful IPL franchise has a match-fixing allegation against them and the icon of the country: Dhoni. They get banned, they cope with that, come back after the allegations are cleared, build a team which is ridiculed and go on to win again. How could I not have done this?”Roar of the Lion starts streaming on Hotstar from March 20.Watch the trailer here.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 byPTI Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Roar Of The LionFollow Hotstar SpecialFollow Kabir Khan’ Roar of the Lion will see a very personal side of cricketer MS Dhoni, says director Kabir KhanRoar of the Lion documents the comeback of Chennai Super Kings after a 2-year suspension for spot-fixing. Director Kabir Khan says MS Dhoni bared his soul in series.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

On Your Feet: Hit the road with Ventoso’s Classic Driving Mocs

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?To be totally honest, the idea of having driving shoes hadn’t even crossed my mind until I saw these moccasins from Ventoso, but now I don’t step on the gas without them. It seems like sort of a niche product, but take a minute to think about how much time you spend in your car every day, especially if you have to drive during rush hour to and from work. Driving shoes provide extra comfort when you have to sit with your foot on the brake for 30 minutes at a time, extra grip when you need to let the clutch out at just the right speed, and they’re lightweight and comfortable when you’re cruising down the freeway on a road trip.Ventoso is a relatively young company, starting in 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia, when founder Harry Cassin’s love for classic driving mocs began to conflict with the exorbitant prices European fashion houses were charging. Unsatisfied with their offerings, he spent the better part of a year sourcing suppliers and materials. He wore each sample for at least two months to determine strengths and weaknesses, as well as make sure they would hold up with wear. Bringing the Ventoso driving moccasins to US markets is a labor of love and passion for Cassin, and the quality and style reflects that.They’re also a joy to wear around the house on a lazy Saturday afternoon, or out running casual errands. They’re so light they barely feel like you’re wearing them, and the rubber nubs on the bottom and heel have great traction, although they can’t be resoled if you beat them up too much. A big part of why they’re so comfortable is the use of choice materials selected carefully for these shoes.The quality is immediately evident when you first pick up the shoe, from the lightly napped velvet to the exposed stitching; it’s not hard to see that these were carefully selected materials. Because they can be worn without socks, the leather interior is soft on the skin, and bends and moves with your foot easily, they feel like a sock or a slipper after only a few minutes. Frequently the issue with shoes isn’t the material used though, it’s the combination of materials, and how well they work together. In that regard, Ventoso’s classic driving moccasins are an absolute win, with a consistent suede outer and leather where it’s needed.Driving shoes may be great for wearing around the house, but to really experience them in their natural environment, you’ve gotta take them out on the road. You don’t realize how much a hard outsole limits your flexibility and pedal control until you aren’t inhibited by it anymore. Some people prefer driving barefoot in order to feel the car’s vibrations and carefully control the throttle, and the same effect can be felt when you get the little rubber nubs against the gas and your heel locks against the floor in just the right spot.Ventoso’s classic driving moccasins are available directly from their website in a number of colors and sizes.last_img read more

High on Hops: Pie Beer Season

first_imgThanksgiving is the time of year when we gather around communal tables to celebrate our gifts of abundance.Depending on your specific situation, that abundance may not always be represented by familial goodwill. However, it is much more likely that life’s many gifts are embodied by an exorbitant quantity of foodstuffs.Main courses of roasted turkey plated with cranberry sauce and cornbread stuffing are de rigueur along with the afterthoughts of limp vegetables slowly simmered in butter. Regardless of how much sugar Aunt Silvia puts into her signature marshmallow-coated casserole, the main star of the Thanksgiving meal is the dessert course.Related Post: Unique Fall CocktailsFor those of us who would prefer to drink our calories this holiday season, there’s no need to leave the comfort of the warm, spiced goodness of freshly baked pies to everyone else. Try one of these pie-themed beers to get into the spirit and satisfy your beer craving and sweet tooth all at once.Pumking – Southern Tier Brewing Co.Imperial Pumpkin Ale8.6% ABVSouthern Tier cuts right to the chase in its description of Pumking, stating that this beer is “Particularly tasty when paired with traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a compliment to pumpkin pie, desserts.”Truth be told, the first time I had this beer on draft, I thought I was drinking an actual pureed, whipped and thinned slice of pumpkin pie. It’s heavy on the orange gourd, but along with that, the brewers have cultivated a stellar recipe that brings out all of the other expected accents, from the sweet, chewy crust and earthy nutmeg to a sensory trick that conjures whipped cream dolloped on top.Coffee Pecan Pie Porter – Clown ShoesAmerican-style Porter8% ABVThis limited fall 2015 seasonal release is a modification of Clown Shoes’ Genghis Pecan ale highlighted by the addition of cold-brewed coffee. Brown sugar folded in with cinnamon is decadent enough but the toasty malts, dry nuttiness and quality coffee infusion create a truly special tasting experience. Coffee Pecan Pie Porter is complex without being complicated and a welcome addition to any holiday table.Key Lime Pie – Short’s Brewing Co.Fruit Beer5.5% ABVIf you’re the type who prefers a Caribbean getaway for Thanksgiving instead of sitting at the kids’ table at Grandma’s house, Michigan brewery Short’s has you covered with its Key Lime Pie beer. Short’s uses real-deal ingredients in this recipe, from the key limes to graham crackers and even has actual marshmallows tossed into the brew. It’s intermittently sweet and tart, refreshing while warm with baker’s spices. That dichotomy makes Key Lime Pie a nice diversion from heavier holiday beers.The pie-in-a-bottle construct has really taken off in the last few years, and in addition to these fine ales there are dozens of similar beverages – from Funky Buddha’s robust Sweet Potato Casserole beer to Moonlight Meadery’s delicate digestif Kurt’s Apple Pie sweet mead. Since there’s always room for pie, be sure to pick up an extra bottle or two to share with the family this Thanksgiving. Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scenelast_img read more

Kapten & Son Set to Make First Major Splash in America with PURE

first_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know In less than three years, CEO Artjem Weissbeck and his team at Kapten & Son started a watch brand and turned it into one of the fastest-growing timepiece brands outside the United States.The Germany-based company has risen through the ranks on the backs of a few key dial designs with a number of interchangeable bands. For now, all of their products are under $200 and reflect a quality many other brands in the same price category don’t have.We caught up with Weissbeck fresh off of last week’s launch of their PURE line. The decidedly design-focused lineup of two $99 watches (one black, one white) reflects a change in tone for the young brand, while signaling their approach for 2017 and beyond.The PURE line is built on this idea of “less, but better.” Where did the inspiration for that idea come from?We were really inspired by Dieter Rams (former lead designer at Braun and a giant in the design world). His biggest guideline is “good design is as little design as possible.” We also wanted to design a watch that we would like and our friends would like. First, the watch had to be easy to read. Second, it had to be a reflection of the urban, tech-centered lifestyle and lastly, keep Kapten’s DNA – the Roman 12 and 6 numerals (featured on all of their dials). Overall, we got a little bit older, wiser and with new tastes (from our first collection). We wanted to build the next iconic watch. As Germans, our principles of design reflect quality, functionality and simplicity.Influencer marketing and social media are a big part of K&S. Who is the influencer you see PURE appealing to the most? Ultimately, we dedicated the watch to the modern creatives that are kind of taking over big cities these days. [We’re appealing to] those that care about design and visuals. Because there’s a lot of stuff out there without much thinking, we’re showing there was plenty of thought put behind this watch.Normally, our innovation timeline is 3-6 months, but it took us close to a year to bring PURE to life. We wanted to build a watch that could bring us, again, an iconic piece, something like some of the early Swatches. We’re really happy with the result.What is the connection specifically with PURE that you want to create with new and returning Kapten buyers? Our brand is always about the journey. When we think about the journey, we kept connecting it with traveling – visualizing beaches and the world. We wanted to add a slightly older demographic to our buyers, while retaining those young wearers as well. PURE is for the watch buyer who is a little bit older and little bit more mindful.After PURE, what’s the next chapter in the Kapten & Son story?You’ll see that we are innovators. We will drop products like sneaker brands do with colorful, playful and timeless designs that will shout out to the world.We’re going to shoot to a higher price point too. We’ll maintain great sunglasses (as well as an eventual PURE line), but also head into new categories, K&S will not be a watch brand, but a brand to watch. We want to prove that. We’ll always keep our DNA, but we have a lot of room to play.You can scope out and purchase Kapten & Son’s PURE line here. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For?last_img read more

Flavor Injection: The Manual’s Essential Bitters Shelf

first_img The Best American Gin 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Bitters can evoke and add different elements to many cocktails. Typically packaged in small bottles with dropper applicators or restricted openings, bitters are neutral spirits infused with different flavors. Traditionally, bitters of yore were more likely to yield an earthy or bittersweet flavor, but the flavor profile has expanded along with the craft cocktail movement. We’ve picked some old standards in terms of flavor, as well as some that you might not know you need, but trust us, you do.Angostura Aromatic (As Seen Above)The gold standard in most places, Angostura is one of the few brands that survived Prohibition. If you were to have only one bottle on your shelf, it needs to be Angostura. Potent and clove-forward, a few dashes will take your cocktails a long way.Peychaud’sAnother standard for the shelf made by Sazerac, Peychaud’s captures the essence of New Orleans with a lighter profile than Angostura. As a literal bitter, it tends to cut the sweetness of a drink.Hella Bitters OrangeFor everything from Old Fashioneds to Tiki cocktails, these add a little extra oomph behind the citrus in your drinks. These are also great for when you want to impart an orange flavor without the sweetness of a syrup.Fee Brother’s Black Walnut Great for bringing nutty flavors to whiskey-based drinks, especially when the brown, spirits-based cocktails of autumn are in full swing.Scrappy’s Lavender Love gin or vodka? The lavender flavors here wonderfully accentuate the floral notes in these spirits and their cocktails. Lavender cocktails tend to swing sweet, so these bitters are a good way to ground a drink in an earthier palate.El Guapo Bitters Fuego If you like a little kick or want to add some spice to a smoky drink, these will kick your cocktails up a notch.Bitter Truth Celery A great addition to Bloody Marys, naturally, but celery bitters do great things for garden gin cocktails as well. If you’ve got a vegetal cocktail, these will more than likely be a welcome addition.Bittercube Cherry Bark VanillaThe cherry at the bottom of an Old Fashioned is one of the best parts of the drink (just kidding, the whiskey is and always will be the best part), but these bitters will really let the sweet vanilla notes from the bourbon barrel shine.Bittermen’s Xocolatl Molé Chocolatey and spicy, these are everything you love about Molé sauce, distilled. Use them in everything from adding a little flair to your neat whiskey to elevating your chocolate martini game.Apothecary Bitters Mystic Caravan Smokey Pear Both fruity and smoky, these are great for scotch cocktails that you want to imbue a little fruitiness to, while enhancing the peaty characteristics.Messina Bitters Cannabis-Infused Aromatic Based in Portland, Oregon, Messina offers a variety of cannabis-infused and virgin bitters. Reaching to bitters origins, the products are meant for use in cocktails and also for medicinal use for digestion problems. Wilks and Wilson Storyville Chicory Pecan Another slightly spicy blend that evokes both the Wild West and the Deep South simultaneously. Great for creating a complex coffee cocktail.The joy of bitters, too, is that they don’t just have to be used in one way like we’ve described above. Just a few drops can transport a cocktail to a completely different direction. Find your own path or blaze your own trail with the wide world of bitters out there. 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Tequilas (and 3 Mezcals) for Palomas, According to Bartenderslast_img read more

Who Wouldn’t Want a River Running Through Their Mansion?

first_img Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home 1 of 8 Next Editors’ Recommendations There are some places on this big blue ball we call Earth that are simply and objectively beautiful. Vancouver Island, Canada, nestled cozily between Washington State and mainland British Columbia, is just such a place. Visitors need only experience one Vancouver Island sunrise — morning light reflecting off of the surrounding water creates a chiaroscuro reminiscent of Renaissance paintings — to understand why the area is a source of pride for our majestic Northern neighbors. The unique aesthetic has it all: energetic cityscapes, expansive water views glistening out into the horizon, and powerful mountains jutting along the coast. With a natural beauty that makes even JPEGs enough to make you want to pack up and move North, Vancouver Island is rife with all the benefits of “location, location, location!” that make architects, realtors, and potential home-buyers swoon.One such architect is Marko Semcic, whose stunning Metchosin House just outside the city of Victoria at Vancouver Island’s southern tip fully embraces its unique surroundings. We should warn you, these digs are currently sporting a cool $13 million price tag at Sotheby’s International Realty, so unless you’re a real estate mogul yourself, this may just be a little window shopping (though the Sotheby’s listing does have a pretty incredible virtual reality tour of the space that will let you get a taste of what it might be like to live there).When designing the Metchosin House, Semcic was determined not only to make a clever, award-worthy architectural masterpiece, but also to create a living space that could act as a tangible argument for protecting the incredible natural landscape of British Columbia. Instead of bulldozing the area and creating a design despite the surroundings, Semcic and his team designed the home with a distinct, pointed, and compassionate consideration of the rare Earth upon which they were building: the endangered Garry Oak Savanna ecosystem.The Metchosin House, a massive and delightfully asymmetrical abode mere steps from the ocean, sits on a concrete frame that was carefully constructed to avoid critical root zones of the surrounding ecosystem and uses diverted sea water to produce its own geothermal heating and cooling system, removing any need to burn fossil fuels or fill the crisp mountain air with greenhouse gasses. The home is, as the architects themselves put it, “an exploration of being with a landscape [emphasis added]” rather than an attempt to conquer or exploit it.The home is bifurcated by a man-made “canyon river” (the source of the home’s eco-friendly heating and cooling system) that flows through its center and gives the entire exterior a bold, artsy profile. As if a beautiful storybook river flowing through your home wasn’t magical enough for you, the functional feature resolves into a lovely reflecting pool and fountain that can be seen from several cozy spots inside. Situated on 67 stunning acres of oceanfront property, the home is a 10,700-square-foot masterpiece that pays homage to the unique landscape with every detail. The exterior boasts walls of white oak, cut into varied planks that are at once rustic and urban, while the interior is a bright combination of travertine and natural wood that invites in all the warmth and greenery of the surrounding nature.Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, including full guest accommodations and a separate caretaker’s cabin, allow enough space and freedom that you could host a full family reunion and hardly ever see your visitors, while extra perks like a tennis court, billiards room, outdoor kitchen, fully automated boat house, library, and home theater mean you can become a total Emily Bronte-style recluse and still never get bored. Not quite satisfied with the constraints of having to hop in the ocean any time you want to go for a dip? Not to worry, because the home also has a completely covered outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, both of which offer some of the most breathtaking views on the whole property. The entire structure is overflowing with gorgeous detail after gorgeous detail that proves there is no mutual exclusion between a sustainable home and a luxury one, and a thoughtfulness of design that rightfully earned the Metchosin House a 2006 Canadian National Architects Award and a 2008 B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architectural and Environmental Design.center_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn For Sale: The Stunning Bahamian Island Where Fyre Festival Didn’t Happen Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Previous last_img read more

The Globus Family of Brands Sets Sail Towards Sustainability & Announces Support for The Ocean Cleanup

first_imgLITTLETON, Colorado – June 5, 2019 – On World Environment Day, the Globus family of brands is announcing plans to increase sustainability efforts and reduce waste while also contributing to The Ocean Cleanup: A non-profit organization focused on ridding the world’s oceans of plastics. As part of its increased sustainability efforts, the Globus family of brands – comprised of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – is asking travelers to choose e-documents over printed travel itineraries, prior to their vacations. When they choose the eco-friendly option – eliminating paper and plastic use and waste – the Globus family will donate funds to The Ocean Cleanup to aid in their unprecedented efforts to clean-up the world’s oceans. Over five trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. The Ocean Cleanup has developed advanced technologies to eliminate plastics in our oceans. The non-profit organization has plans to cleanup 50 percent (50%) of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five (5) years. “It’s never been more important for companies to take a role in cleaning up our planet while also reducing and recycling waste,” said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer and president of the Globus family of brands. “Now, we’re asking our travelers to join us by favoring electronic travel documents over paper ones. When they do, our planet benefits.” In addition to encouraging travelers to get involved with the Globus family’s efforts to support The Ocean Cleanup, Avalon Waterways – the company’s award-winning river cruise operator – is increasing efforts to offer cruisers sustainable, responsible river cruising. “The vibrant and beautiful natural surroundings of the world’s rivers are a benefit of river cruising,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “And it is up to Avalon – and other river cruise companies – to preserve this precious environment around us. As a result, we have taken great strides to improve monitoring and measurement to reduce our environmental impact, to save water, to limit waste and to foster a sustainability culture among our crew and guests.” As part of these efforts, Avalon Waterways’ fleet of Suite Ships: Use LED light bulbs, consuming 90 percent (90%) less energy than incandescent bulbs Contain state-of-the-art propulsion systems that use 20 percent (20%) less fuel than other river cruise ships. Feature upgraded sewage treatment plants – the best on the world’s rivers – that offer a multi-step waste processing procedure, ensuring clean water is discharged back into rivers. Have low flow toilets and tap flow restrictors to help our guests limit water consumption. According to Hoffee, reducing waste is also a top priority for Avalon Waterways. “In the past two years, we have reduced paper waste by 80 percent (80%),” said Hoffee. “We’ve done this, in part, by favoring electronic media. For instance, onboard, we no longer deliver city maps to staterooms each day. Instead, we encourage our guests to use our new AvalonGO app. Off the ship, we prioritize e-brochures over printed brochures. And now, we hope our contributions to The Ocean Cleanup with encourage even more guests to choose e-documents.” Understanding the environmental impact of plastics – beyond the world’s oceans – Avalon Waterways is also working diligently to eliminate single use plastics across operation. Systems in place and/or planned for this year include: Using wooden stirrers for coffee. Replacing plastic straws with 100 percent (100%) biodegradable straws. Replacing plastic lids on to-go cups with compostable lids. Providing guests with washable, fabric laundry bags in staterooms. And offering refillable water bottles in each stateroom – and water stations throughout the ship. A worldwide effort, the Globus family of brands has eliminated single-use plastics in offices across the globe. The company is working to eliminate them from tours – as well as river cruises – by the end of 2020. For more information about the Globus family of brands’ efforts to positively contributing to the world, visit www.globusjourneys.com/Globus-Cares/. For more information on The Ocean Cleanup – the largest cleanup in history – visit www.theoceancleanup.com.  ABOUT THE GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDSLittleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States. Globus, Cosmos, Cosmos Lite, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options. Considered the world’s largest tour operator, with 92 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Consumers can book a Globus family of brands vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit www.globusfamily.com. Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com. ABOUT AVALON WATERWAYSTravelers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – Your Way – with customizable vacation options, from start to finish. Whether travelers want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When they prefer to explore on their own, we can help with all the recommendations, information and gear travelers need with our Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon’s FlexDining® program gives guests the choices they crave. With Avalon Waterways, the possibilities are as wide open as the views. For more information, visit www.avalonwaterways.com; travel agents can visit www.globusfamilypartner.com.last_img read more

Diaspora Conference Launch in Canada May 30

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, will launch the Diaspora 55 Conference in Canada on Tuesday, May 30, at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto.The conference, slated for July 23 to 26 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, under the theme: ‘Partnering for Growth’, is one of the key activities of the Jamaica 55th anniversary Independence celebrations.The event is being organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in collaboration with the Jamaican Consulate in Toronto, headed by Consul General to Toronto, Mr. Lloyd Wilks.Acting Director of the Diaspora Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lincoln Downer, told JIS News that he will be part of a small team, including Acting Undersecretary of the Diaspora, Protocol and Consulate Division, Ambassador Sharon Saunders, who will travel with the Minister for the launch.He said the aim is “to galvanise support” and to share various aspects of the preparations in place for the event.“Of course there are partnership opportunities that we need to share with them and for them to be apprised of,” he added.The launch will be attended by a broad cross section of Jamaicans living in Toronto, including members of the Steering Committee of the Jamaica 55 Secretariat in Canada. High Commissioner to Canada, Janice Miller, will also speak at the event. There will also be an endorsement from the Diaspora President of the Jamaica/Canada Association, Adaoma Patterson.Last month, there were Diaspora Conference launches in Miami and New York, in the United States.last_img read more