10 months agoWatford defender Kabasele taken to hospital after collision in Chelsea defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford defender Kabasele taken to hospital after collision in Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford defender Christian Kabasele was immediately taken to hospital after colliding with a post in defeat to Chelsea.Kabasele was taken to hospital and given oxygen to numb the pain after being forced off.Despite returning to his feet momentarily, television pictures towards the end of the first half showed the former Genk man being wheeled into an ambulance on a stretcher with the aid of oxygen. With games coming thick and fast over the Christmas period, it is a blow for Watford to lose one of their key men at the back. last_img

10 months agoChelsea defender David Luiz: We must find consistency

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender David Luiz: We must find consistencyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says finding a winning consistency is key to returning to the top.Luiz knows Chelsea need consistency, after their win over Manchester City was sandwiched between defeats against Wolves and Leicester.He said: “In those games we had the same problem after the goal we conceded. We changed our style. We have to be consistent in the way we play, and after that the results are going to come.”Luiz praised Eden Hazard, who has been playing as a false nine recently. “He’s a fantastic player, an intelligent player,” he said. “He is playing a different position but intelligent players can play anywhere. He is doing well and he deserves it.” last_img read more

25 days agoFredericks: West Ham boost from Bournemouth draw

first_imgFredericks: West Ham boost from Bournemouth drawby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRyan Fredericks says West Ham United have gained plenty of confidence from their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.The Hammers came back twice to steal a valuable away point which leaves in fourth place on the Premier League table.”Coming back like that gives us a lot of positive feelings,” Fredericks called the club’s website.”We’re a confident bunch anyway and we know we can go anywhere and pick up a result.”We didn’t panic when we went 2-1 down. Obviously it was frustrating to go behind, especially so early in the second half, but we knew we were going to get chances. “We have very good forward players who always create chances so we knew that as long as we didn’t concede a third we’d always have a chance of getting back in the game.”We’re a different beast this season. We don’t want to just be up there and think ‘it’s nice to be here’. We think we’re good enough to stay in and around these positions so we’re going to fight for every point, every goal and I think teams know that when they play against us it’s never going to be an easy game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alabama Football: Nick Saban’s Daughter Got Married At Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Last Night and It Looked Awesome

first_imgNick Saban Wedding Bryant-Denny StadiumNick Saban Wedding Bryant-Denny StadiumNick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married last night. We’ll give you one guess at the venue. Yes, it was Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. And it looked awesome.  Congrats to Mr and Mrs Setas #SabanToSetas #SetOnSetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 9:11pm PDT  The lovely bride! #setonsetas #sabantosetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 6:56pm PDT  #SabanToSetas #SetOnSetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 9:14pm PDT So Nick Saban’s daughter got married last night. Why am I not surprised at the venue!? 😉 pic.twitter.com/IPZVrETCxM— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) May 31, 2015 RT @MarisaLeeMartin: Only Kristen #Saban could pull this off at her wedding #SabanToSetas pic.twitter.com/uUPN1zx4Pa— Brent Dougherty (@brentdougherty) May 31, 2015 All weddings of people related to college football coaches should be held at college football stadiums.last_img read more

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini

first_imgAn ESPN sign hanging that's very old Twitter/RussiniTwitter/RussiniIn just a few short weeks, Dianna Russini, a 32-year-old former sports anchor for NBC Washington, will be making her debut for ESPN. The news was announced back in mid-May, and Russini recently finished up her last day with her former employer. She’s expected to be an anchor for the Worldwide Leader’s SportsCenter program. How often she’ll be featured is still a mystery.Where is she from? How did she get her career started? Is she single? We’ve got all of those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star. In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img

GIF: Auburn Star Wide Receiver D’haquille Williams Leaves Game After Taking Big Hit

first_imgAn Auburn pylon during a game against Texas A&M.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 17: Auburn Tigers play the Texas A&M Aggies during an NCAA college football game on September 17, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)D’haquille Williams, one of the SEC’s top receivers, has left Auburn’s game against Jacksonville State after taking a nasty shot from the Gamecocks defense. Quarterback Jeremy Johnson tried to hit Williams over the middle, but he was unable to hang on, and got drilled by linebacker Dawson Wells. Williams went down after the play, but was able to slowly walk off the field.Not sure how Gus Malzahn would convince anyone this was targeting on Duke Williams. pic.twitter.com/MBVuroWsy8— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 12, 2015Gus Malzahn is furious no targeting call and points to new huge Auburn scoreboard with replay. pic.twitter.com/bdI4KTDzpb— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) September 12, 2015It doesn’t look like targeting, but we can understand Malzahn being in up only three against an FCS team and losing arguably his best playmaker down the stretch. We’ll keep you updated on Williams’ status.last_img read more

‘Torreira isn’t that good – Arsenal should sign Doucoure!’

first_imgLucas Torreira has earned rave reviews at Arsenal, but Paul Merson says the Uruguay midfielder is “not that good” and Unai Emery should be looking at Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Gunners invested £26 million ($34m) in the highly-rated Torreira in the summer of 2018.AdChoices广告They were buying into ability for the present and potential for the future and were careful to ease the 22-year-old into Premier League life. 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? He is considered by many to have flourished during his short time in England , making 29 appearances and scoring two goals.Merson, though, believes the South American is merely adding energy and bite to the Arsenal side and would not be sought-after by other leading sides if he were to be made available.The ex-Gunners star told Sky Sports : “Arsenal are now showing their true colours. Until they sort out the defence, they won’t be able to achieve anything.“Unai Emery will need a few windows to sort it out but the players they’ve purchased haven’t been great.“Everyone was raving about Lucas Torreira, but he’s not that good.“I said this a few months ago and everyone kicked up a stink. He only looks good as he’s what Arsenal have needed for a long time, someone to run around and put their foot in.“But, if you put him up for sale tomorrow then none of the top five clubs in the Premier League would be interested.”Abdoulaye Doucoure Watford 2018With that rather scathing assessment in mind, Merson believes Arsenal should be among those considering a raid on Watford for a French midfielder who has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.He added: “They should sign Abdoulaye Doucoure at Watford – he’d walk into the team.“I’d take him tomorrow morning. He’s a much better player than Torreira and he scores goals.“He’s one of the most under-rated players in the Premier League – he could play for any of the top six.“It seems no-one pays attention to him because he plays for Watford and fans will say, ‘Why are we buying him, he’s at Watford?’ – but he’s a proper player.”Merson added on the speculation which continues to surround another midfielder in north London: “Is there any way back for Mesut Ozil? You’ll have to ask him.“Arsenal won’t be able to buy anyone until they can get him off the books.”last_img read more

ESPN Names The SEC’s No. 1 Player In 2018

first_imgJarrett Stidham pumps his fist after a big play for the Auburn Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after a touchdown during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With only a few weeks left before the start of the college football season, ESPN has rolled out its list of the 50 best players in the country. The SEC is generally considered the best conference in the country on a year-to-year basis, but it takes a while before we hit the top player from that league: Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham.Stidham played his first season at Auburn last fall, and it was a pretty strong campaign.The former Baylor quarterback threw for 3,158 yards, 18 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 2017-18. He added four touchdowns on the ground.Stidham led Auburn to the SEC West title, and a Peach Bowl berth in his first year as starter. Now, ESPN says he’s the best player in the SEC entering this year, and the No. 10 player in college football.From ESPN’s college football player rankings on Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham:After a somewhat slow start to his first season at Auburn, the former Baylor transfer still threw for 3,158 yards and 18 touchdowns. With a year under his belt and more control at the line of scrimmage, his numbers could climb.With that strong finish to the regular season, there were some Auburn fans concerned that Stidham could jump to the NFL.Of course, with Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson, it was a very strong draft class at the quarterback position. Shortly after the Peach Bowl loss to UCF, he made the likely-wise decision to come back for another year and improve his stock.Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa comes in exactly one spot behind Stidham, despite significantly less game experience. It won’t surprise many if he ends up much higher on this list next year.The No. 1 player on ESPN’s list doesn’t play in the Power Five at all. Houston’s Ed Oliver comes out on top, and after two dominant seasons for the Cougars, it is hard to argue with it.[ESPN]last_img read more

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Releases His New Top 4 After Week 1

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has updated his personal rankings following the conclusion of the opening weekend of the 2018 season.The first weekend of the season wrapped up on Monday night, with Virginia Tech dominating Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.Herbstreit’s new rankings don’t feature too many surprises. Alabama, of course, is No. 1 following its blowout win over Louisville.Here’s Herbstreit’s full top four:AlabamaClemsonOhio StateGeorgiaHe included his next two teams, too: 5. Oklahoma 6. AuburnAfter week 1 my Top 41-@AlabamaFTBL 2-@ClemsonFB 3-@OhioStateFB 4-@FootballUGANext 2@OU_Football @AuburnFootball— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 4, 2018Alabama and Clemson look like obvious College Football Playoff contenders right now, while Ohio State and Georgia looked really good in their season openers, too.Oklahoma and Auburn were two of the most-impressive teams in Week 1, also. The Sooners blew out Lane Kiffin’s FAU, while the Tigers secured the best win of the opening weekend, beating Washington.The official Coaches’ Poll and AP Poll top 25s are set to be released later today.last_img read more

Latest On The Status Of Michigan Star Chase Winovich

first_imgmichigan star chase winovich celebrates a win over wisconsinANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Chase Winovich and his injury status are one of the biggest storylines heading into kickoff at Ohio State-Michigan this afternoon. Here’s the latest on the status of the Wolverines’ star defensive player.Michigan’s star senior was injured during last week’s victory, though Jim Harbaugh said things were looking promising for Winovich moving forward.Winovich has been questionable for the Ohio State game all week, with details surrounding his status being pretty scarce.The Michigan star defender has been hinting at his status on social media, though.Winovich posted the following image on his Instagram account last night:Take this for what you will, but Chase Winovich has this in his Instagram story pic.twitter.com/SfHHW2UTfU— Maize n Brew (@MaizenBrew) November 24, 2018That’s certainly interesting.Winovich’s teammates believe he’ll be on the field with them come kickoff, too.Michigan’s star quarterback, Shea Patterson, told reporters earlier in the week that he thought Winovich would play against Ohio State.“You’d have to kill him to take him out,” Patterson said. “I’m not sure on the progress yet, but he’s a tough guy.“I’ve talked to him. He says he’s feeling better. I’d assume he’d play but you never know the severity of it. Knowing him, I think he’ll play.”We’ll likely get a final update on Winovich and his playing status sometime before kickoff.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Vegas Computer’s Updated Score Prediction For Alabama-Oklahoma

first_imgnick saban getting criticized for end of half decision vs. georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than two weeks away from the Orange Bowl, as Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a chance to play in the national championship. Although both programs have been playing excellent football this season, the majority of projections tend to lean heavily toward the Crimson Tide.Kyler Murray will need to have another miraculous effort for Oklahoma, especially if Marquise Brown misses the semifinal matchup. However, even an insane performance from the Heisman Trophy winner might not be enough.Alabama isn’t just a team that prides itself on defense, but one that can beat opponents in a shootout. While the health of Tua Tagovailoa will certainly be worth monitoring, it appears OddsShark’s computer prediction isn’t too concerned.Right now, the current score projection has the Crimson Tide defeating the Sooners by a very convincing margin.It should be an entertaining matchup, as two of the best quarterbacks in college football will try to prevail on Dec. 29.Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.The Orange Bowl will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Oklahoma Assistant Coach Reportedly Had Pregame Incident

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Clemson Tigers dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl to secure their spot in the title game. While the first leg of the College Football Playoff is in the books, the second is sure to give fans a better game.Oklahoma and Alabama are set to kick off in just over a half hour. Before kickoff, there was an on-field altercation between an Oklahoma coach and the Alabama players hoping to take the field.According to reporters in the area, Oklahoma tight ends coach Shane Beamer had to be asked by referees to leave the Alabama players alone.Oklahoma tight ends coach Shane Beamer just had to be told by a referee to step back after he stood by where Alabama players ran out onto the field as he clapped in their face.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) December 30, 2018We’re not sure Oklahoma’s coaches want to be poking the bear that is the Crimson Tide ahead of a huge game. Nick Saban and company enter the game as a two-touchdown favorite against one of the worst defenses in college football.Alabama and Oklahoma kick off at 8:10 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Joel Klatt Says It’s An “Absolute Insult” To Compare Sam Ehlinger To Tim Tebow

first_img “It is an absolute insult to @sehlinger3 to compare him to Tim Tebow.”@JoelKlatt explains why the @TexasFootball QB deserves more respect for how he’s started out the season. 🤘 pic.twitter.com/OrOYvwtiWw— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 26, 2019Ehlinger’s numbers in 2019 certainly would suggest that Klatt’s right. His 72-percent completion rate, 15 touchdowns through four games, and 4.5 yards per carry are all better than Tebow’s best years as a starter.But while Klatt may feel that Ehlinger is a better quarterback than Tebow, there are plenty who can make the opposite argument.For starters, Tebow had at least three years completing at least 65-percent of his passes. If Ehlinger finishes this year above that mark, it will be his first.Tebow also averaged at least 3.8 yards per carry in each of his four seasons. Again, if Ehlinger finishes above 3.8 yards per carry this year, it will also be his first.But the stat that may mean the most to fans and historians is wins and trophies.Tebow won two SEC and national titles (one each as a backup and one as a starter). Thus far, Ehlinger has none. And with one loss already, he may not even get a chance to play for a national title in 2019.We can debate Ehlinger vs. Tebow for hours on end. But we may need to wait until we get to see Ehlinger’s whole career play out before declaring him better than one of the greatest college players ever. Texas QB Sam Ehlinger celebrating.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 28-21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is currently enjoying a remarkable season with the Longhorns. The numbers he’s put up while leading Texas to a 3-1 start have made him a Heisman Trophy hopeful, and have Texas in the mix for the Big 12 title, if not the College Football Playoff.But while Ehlinger has been praised for his passing and rushing skillset, there’s one comparison that’s really grating on FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt’s nerves.On Thursday’s edition of Breaking The Huddle, Klatt made it clear that he doesn’t like seeing Ehlinger compared to Florida legend and former Heisman winner Tim Tebow.Klatt went so far as to call it “an absolute insult” to compare Ehlinger to Tebow. He explained that Ehlinger is about the same kind of runner as Tebow, but “twice or three times the passer” that Tebow was.last_img read more

Google teases Pixel 3a series with Night Sight on Flipkart, set for India launch on May 8,

first_imgGoogle teases Pixel 3a series with Night Sight on Flipkart, set for India launch on May 8,Google teases the Pixel 3a via Flipkart’s teaser. The teaser confirms previous leaks of the Pixel 3a sporting 18:9 display with thick forehead and chins.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 09:23 IST HIGHLIGHTSGoogle is teasing the Pixel 3a’s launch in India on May 8.The Pixel 3a series is expected to be unveiled at the Google I/O 2019.Pixel 3a series will be an affordable version of the flagship Pixel 3 phones.The Pixel 3a has been one of the most leaked smartphones in the history of smartphones and computers. Even before the Pixel 3 flagship series leaked, there was information about the cheaper Pixel devices on the web. Over the course of time, the Pixel 3a suffered the same fate as the Pixel 3, with hands-on videos and highly detailed photos of prototype units floating around the web. As rumoured, Google will unveil the Pixel 3a at the I/O event next week and the company has thrown out a teaser on Flipkart.Google has released a new teaser for a new Pixel device on Flipkart. The teaser states, “Something big is coming to Pixel universe. Know more on 8th May.” Following the text, the teaser shows a darkened render of a phone with the edges of the device highlighted.While Google may not have revealed anything more, it clearly seems that this is the Pixel 3a and will be unveiled in India alongside the global announcement of the device at the Google I/O 2019. The teaser image also hints at the Pixel 3a’s design features. The trademark Pixel button arrangement is easily visible. Enhanced image of Google’s teaser reveals Pixel 3a designIf you play around with the contrast, you can also figure out the top and bottom bezels and the earpiece grille. The microphone will also be resting on the chin, emulating the stereo speaker setup from the flagship Pixel 3.Another teaser poster on Flipkart hints about Google’s night mode for the camera. The teaser reads — Losing Sight after Twilight? Something’s Coming. This indicates towards Google’s Night Sight mode that debuted in the Pixel 3 last October. The Night Sight feature is known for producing highly usable images in almost dark situations using computational photography. The Night Sight seems to be on the feature list for Google’s Pixel 3a.advertisement While Google isn’t revealing much about the Pixel 3a, the leaks have literally given out everything one needs to know about the device. The Pixel 3a is Google’s idea of an affordable smartphone that offers the Pixel experience without massive compromises. There will be two variants – a smaller Pixel 3a with a 5.6-inch display and a bigger Pixel 3a XL with a 6.5-inch display. Rumours suggest the Pixel 3a will be powered by a Snapdragon 670 chipset while the bigger Pixel 3a XL will get the Snapdragon 710 chipset.Both the Pixel 3a variants will get a single 12-megapixel rear camera. The smaller Pixel 3a will get a 2915mAh battery while the bigger Pixel 3a XL will get a 3000mAh battery. Both the phones will also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Since these belong to the Pixel lineup, they will run on stock Android Pie with Pixel UI on top.ALSO READ | Google Pixel 3a leaks again: Pixel UI, single rear camera and everything else we have seen beforeALSO READ | Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL renders leak again: 3.5mm headphone jack, single rear camera, USB-C port and moreALSO READ | Google I/O 2019: Android Q, Pixel 3a, Stadia cloud gaming and other goodies Google is expected to unveilGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow GoogleFollow androidFollow Pixellast_img read more

Books and music: A summer reading list for kid-lit

first_imgBooks and music: A summer reading list for kid-litChildren’s literature has evolved in India. We have a variety of books for children these days: From edgy fiction to reference books that do not just aim to ‘educate’ kids.advertisement Next Antara Raghavan New DelhiJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 03:00 IST Despite the myriad claims on children’s attention spans reducing and the numerous distractions such as YouTube and Netflix, the reading habit has managed to stay alive. In fact, many children can look forward to a variety of books this summer.This is the considered opinion of a cross-section of children’s publishers and writers in Delhi, though warning notes are also being sounded. According to well-known children’s author Paro Anand, best known for The Other and Wild Child, the number of children reading has not decreased.”Despite the new internet distractions, when I go to schools for workshops to talk about books, the level of interaction and engagement is often quite phenomenal.” She adds that schools across India have shown great interest in author visits, and therefore reading.She describes how many students ask critical questions on books ranging from transgenders to bullying. Anand adds that children do not accept things at face value. Echoes Deepa Agarwal, author of more than 50 books including Caravan to Tibet, and Blessed, “The Internet actually enables children to find a wider choice of reading material. With the proliferation of websites such as Amazon and Flipkart, online forums, and other social media disseminating information about new titles and many literary festivals celebrating books are booming.”Anand agrees, saying “My book sales, and that of many others, are actually going up, and a lot of that is due to digital over the past 5-10 years. “Is it enough? No. But it has increased.”Agarwal adds, “Parents and educators are now more conscious of the benefits of leisure reading. And, because of the demand, publishers are bringing out a vast variety of titles. This translates to more choice in terms of genre. Trends in Indian children’s books have undergone a sea change. There is much more imaginatively written non-fiction, historical fiction, and mythology retold in engaging new styles, as well as sports stories and fiction that reflects the lives of children.”advertisementSharon Fernandes, author of The Mystery of The Missing Crown- A Goa Story, agrees, saying, “Kids are reading more regional stories, with local history and mythology thrown in to the mix.” She adds, “Young minds today love nuanced stories, more than what we give them credit for.”Harper Collins Children’s Books publisher, Tina Narang dwells on the impact of technology. “There’s a wider variety of books to choose from and greater access online, but there are also a greater number of distractions. The challenge today is not so much creating books as it is creating readers. But, that’s not to say that young readers are not charmed by books anymore.”Despite this generally optimistic stance, Vatsala Kaul Banerjee, Publisher of Hachette, Children, has a slightly different take. “Children in India tend to get their cues early from the adults around them and very often they are directed to read more non-fiction and reference books that, it is hoped, will translate into marks, prizes or enhance exam performance.”While this is certainly true, the fact is that children’s writing has come a long way in the past couple of decades. Acclaimed children’s writer Subhadra Sen Gupta, author of many books, including Lets Go Time Travelling, calls herself, “a battle-scarred veteran” in the area of children’s writing in India.According to her, it all began with a “magical magazine called Target [published by India Today]. It had an extraordinary editor, Rosalind Wilson, who was responsible for the move away from producing copies of Enid Blyton to doing more Indian stories.Sen Gupta adds, “Indian writing has evolved and it began with a change in the attitude of publishers. We were treated like bored housewives doing cutesy picture books about smiling crocodiles.”The trends in children’s writing in India are indeed encouraging. Sohini Mitra, associate publisher of Puffin, at Penguin Random House India, points to a new custom, which also enhances the reading habit.”There is a lot more focus on doing more parent-child books/activities where they are able to spend quality time together.” She goes on to add, “With a flourishing market for quality children’s books now, especially with so many fabulous new voices and ideas around us, we have a variety of children’s books these days -from edgy fiction to reference books that do not just aim to ‘educate’ kids.”As Anand says, “The bottom line is children want well-written and gripping books, beyond categorising of age groups and genres.” She concludes, “I for one refuse to be all gloom and doom about kidlit.”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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Bookslast_img read more

Suspended for doping, Prithvi Shaw gets support from Manoj Tiwary

first_imgSuspended for doping, Prithvi Shaw gets support from Manoj TiwaryIndian Test opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till November 15, 2019, for a doping violation.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 11:50 IST Prithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the BCCI. (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaPrithvi Shaw though said he inadvertently consumed the drug when he had used an over-the-counter-cough syrupManoj Tiwary expressed confidence that Prithvi Shaw would be able to comeback stronger from the doping suspensionIndia batsman Manoj Tiwary has sympathised with young opener Prithvi Shaw after the India cricketer was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.Prithvi Shaw’s urine sample, the BCCI said, was found to contain Terbutaline which a substance that is on the WADA Prohibited List of Substances. The sample was collected during BCCI’s anti-doping testing program at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22.Prithvi Shaw though said he inadvertently consumed the drug when he had used an over-the-counter-cough syrup. Shaw released a statement later on Tuesday saying he accepted the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.Manoj Tiwary expressed confidence that Prithvi Shaw would be able to comeback stronger from the doping suspension.Manoj Tiwary came out in support of the former U-19 World Cup-winning skipper. Tiwary said that such mistakes are bound to happen when it comes to sports-related substances. Tiwary also applauded Shaw for coming out in the open and accepting his mistake.”Gud that u hav come up wit dis. Mistakes does happen and specially wen it’s sports related substances. I’m sure u will come back more focused and stronger. Best wishes always (sic),” Manoj Tiwary said.Gud that u hav come up wit dis. Mistakes does happen and specially wen it’s sports related substances. I’m sure u will come back more focused and stronger. Best wishes alwaysadvertisement MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 30, 2019Shaw last played for India in a test match against West Indies in October last year and has not been picked in the squad for their tour of the Caribbean next month.However, Shaw will be allowed to resume training with his state team after midnight on Sept. 15.Also Read | I accept my fate with all sincerity: Prithvi Shaw responds to BCCI doping suspensionAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw suspended by BCCI until November 15 for doping violationAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Prithvi ShahFollow Manoj Tiwarylast_img read more

Grooming Sets Are a No-Brainer Father’s Day Gift

first_img Surf Legend Laird Hamilton Has His Own Natural Supplement Brand For the Age Conscious Dad:Lab Series MAX LS Luxury Solution Kit$160, labseries.comYour father’s wrinkles are partly due to the stress-inducing antics of your youth so why not give him something to help reduce them. This anti-aging skincare will do the trick.What you get: Lab Series MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser, Age-Less Power V Lifting Cream and Instant Eye Lift, plus toiletry bag Does your dad or a dad you know like to look and/or smell nice? Are you still finding it difficult to figure out the perfect gift to celebrate all the things he does as a father? This is where sets come in because someone has done the work of assembling an excellent selection of products for you. Easy, right? We’ve gone ahead and found ten excellent kits for you. So now all you have to do is press a couple of buttons to snag an excellent present for pop. Being a parent is hard work but that doesn’t mean finding a gift for said parent has to be.For the Hirsute Dad:The Lodge – The Beardsman Mankit$75, lodgegoods.comYour dad has been sporting a beard since the Williamsburg set was a twinkle in some dude’s eye. But if his grooming habits are still circa 70s, then it might be time to introduce him to beard maintenance 2.0 and this set provides everything he needs.What you get: BeardScent Balm, BeardBuddy Beard Wash, BeardBrand Beard Oil, BeardBrand Moustache Wax and Beard Comb For the High Maintenance Dad:Byredo/Oliver Peoples Set$530, byredo.comYour father put up with a lot of your crap. You owe him. Luckily, Byredo, creator of incredible fragrances, has teamed up with Oliver Peoples, maker of fancy eyewear, to create a seriously cool sunglasses and scent set that will hopefully make your father forget about that time he bailed you out of jail.What you get:  Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP and Oliver Peoples sunglasses For the Globetrotting Dad:Baxter of California Want Les Essentials de la Vie Grooming Set and Wash Bag$250, mrporter.comThis all-in-one-place kit is the perfect go to bag for your well-traveled pop. All his grooming needs come in TSA-approved sizes and stashed in a heavy-duty canvas dopp kit that’s designed to withstand hardcore adventures.What you get: Baxter of California Facial Scrub, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Oil Free Moisturizer, Cream Pomade and tortoiseshell comb and Want Les Essentials de la Vie wash bag For the Dial Soap Loving Dad:Marianella Three Soap Luxury Gift Box for Him$48, marianellasoap.comDoes your father’s knowledge of grooming extend as far as a gnarly bar of soap? Enlighten him, but don’t push him too far past his comfort zone, with these nicely scented (re: not girly or medicinal), super moisturizing man soaps.What you get: Almendra, Lemonwood and Aura Elena Rejuvenating Face and Body Bars For the Outdoorsy Dad:Juniper Ridge Mountain Pack$130, juniperridge.comThis trio of wild-harvested goods will transport your nature-loving old man to his happy place—the woods.What you get: Big Sur Trail Soap and Backpacker’s Cologne and Siskiyou Cabin Spray Jim Beam Encourages Bonding Over Bourbon with the Ultimate Trip to Kentucky for $23 For the Hard to Please Dad:Birchbox Subscription $60 for a 3-month subscription, birchbox.com A Birchbox subscription is a gift that keeps on giving (for at least three months) and you can kick it off with this Father’s Day “Everyday Hero” box.What you get: Baxter of California hair cream, English Laundry Riviera fragrance, Jack Black shave cream, and an Izola soap dish, plus two additional boxes For the Posh Dad:Lafco Handcrafted Leather Dopp Kit$265, lafco.comYour dad takes his 30 year Scotch while sitting on a tufted leather sofa in his study slash fancy man cave. This smoky, woody scented three piece set is stashed in a luxe handmade dopp kit would feel right at home there.What you get: Lafco Feu de Bois Reparative Hand Cream, Bar Soap and Votive Candle and Waltzing Matilda artisanal black leather dopp kit Editors’ Recommendations 10 Father’s Day Gifts for Your Travel-Loving Pops For the Retro Dad:D.R. Harris 4 Piece Shaving Set$395, mrporter.comDoes your dad yearn for simpler, more gentile times? Appeal to his love of the good old days with this ye olde shave set from a brand established in 1790 while also acknowledging his need for convenience with a handle that fits a Mach 3.What you get:  Dr. Harris Starter razor and badger hair brush, chrome stand and lathering bowl How to Be the Coolest Dad on the Playground For the Clean-Shaven Dad:Harry’s Father’s Day Shave Set$50, harrys.com Give your father a present he’ll always cherish (or at least won’t be able to re-gift). A razor and stand with his initials engraved on it—or you can get creative with the three characters.What you get: Winston Razor Handle, Razor Stand, Foaming Shave Gel or Shave Cream, 3 Blade Cartridges and a Travel Blade Cover For the Hip Dad:Blind Barber The Regimen$58, birchbox.comHe’s not a regular dad; he’s a cool dad. So get him a kit from the only barbershop slash bar in the country—Blind Barber. The cocktail inspired skincare and shave trio smells good, like a refreshing drink, and makes you look good to boot.What you get: Blind Barber Wild Watermint Facial Cleanser, Shave Cream and Aftershave Father’s Day Gifts for the Somewhat Fashionable Dadlast_img read more

Cows on the Beach in Palolem, India

first_imgAs the sun slinks off to the other side of the globe we fully intend to chase it. This year, The Manual suggests a well-deserved respite from the winter gloom in sunny Goa. The Southerly, lesser-known town of Palolem offers delicious, health-conscious food in abundance and a laid-back beer-swigging vibe all around.PLAYPalolem beach is a hub of entertaining activity. Frequented by local fishermen, cows, dogs and friendly hawkers, people watchers will never be short of action. As the sun sets, make your way to Monkey Island, on the far right of the beach. Seeing the charcoal rocks, visiting jellyfish and ocean view in the evening light is an experience you won’t forget.SHOPThe days in Palolem are dreamily slow so be ready to take it down a few gears. The Manual recommends browsing the many shops and stalls that line the Palolem main road for artisanal gifts and wares. Look out for handcrafted leather footwear and the awesome Tibetan blanket scarves that most of the stores stock – and don’t be afraid to put your bartering hat on.EAT & DRINKThe walk from the resort to the main town is around twenty minutes but it’s a pleasant one. Beeline for a hearty, healthy breakfast at Café Inn. The staff are super friendly and the food is a little slice of the café culture we’ve all become accustomed to. You’ll be dreaming about the poached eggs in exploded tomatoes until lunchtime.For dinner, The Manual recommends the tasty wood fired pizza at Magic Italy. The menu is endless and the beer is shockingly cheap – roughly a dollar a pint when we visited. End the night at the Silent Noise Disco at Neptune Point. The rocky area to the South of the beach provides a suitably awesome backdrop to the end of a truly memorable day.SLEEPThough compact, the summer season sees the opening of infinite accommodation options. The Manual suggests investing in a little me time and booking into your very own cabana at the Bhakti Kutir resort. Gauge yourself on the town’s most prolific organic fare at the in-house restaurant and shower amongst the palms in your bamboo-enclosed En Suite. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivitylast_img read more

Cannon Beach is magical

first_imgThe Oregon Coast is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in America. Moody beaches provide the backdrop to jutting sea stacks and wallowing waves. The seafood is the freshest you’ll find just about anywhere. For fans of the ocean, it’s a must-see sometime in your life.When we found out about Cannon Beach, Oregon, before embarking on a trip to the Pacific Northwest, one look was all it took to work it into our travel plans. Located a mere 90 minutes from Portland by car, you may recognize its sweeping scenery and the majestic Haystack Rock from The Goonies. It’s a charming beach town, whether you’re sunning there in the summer or prefer the chillier off-season winter weather. You should spend as much time as possible in Cannon Beach, but if you’re only passing through for 24 hours, these are the things you absolutely must work into your schedule.PLAYHaystack RockThis stunning sea stack is more than a picturesque photo op. Standing at 235 feet tall, Haystack Rock is a bird sanctuary in the summer and home to marine invertebrates all year long. Pay it a visit to check out all the activity in its surrounding tide pools and catch a glimpse of a nesting puffin if you’re lucky.Ecola State ParkBefore we did anything in Cannon Beach, we drove to the scenic outlook of Ecola State Park to take in the spectacular view. Along the park’s nine miles of coastline, you can hike, surf, picnic, explore tide pools, and experience the magnificent beauty of the Oregon Coast. Sea stacks and an abandoned lighthouse punctuate the sky. And keep your eyes peeled, you might spot deer or even whales as they migrate during the winter and spring months.EAT & DRINKPublic Coast Brewing“Beaches Forever. Beer for Everyone.” That’s the motto you’ll see splashed across the wall at Public Coast Brewing, a mural done by Portland-area artist Zach Yarrington. There’s something heartwarming about seeing those words after spending a day taking in Cannon Beach’s landscape—you immediately know you’re in good hands. Opened earlier this year by Ryan Snyder and chef-turned-brewer, Will Leroux, Public Coast features nine original beers on tap from a People’s Pale Ale to Uncle Fred’s German Wheat to Black Stack Stout. Every Friday, Leroux debuts a Flavor Keg, his weekly creation that’s included things like Rosemary IPA and Dried Cherry Stout in the past. Make sure you order some grub because the meal at Public Coast was one of the best we had in Oregon. Loaded burgers, crispy onion rings and juicy wings sit alongside lighter fare like locally caught fish tacos and hearty salads. Wash it all down with Leroux’s homemade root beer, served solo or with vanilla ice cream in a classic float.Wayfarer Restaurant & LoungeThis oceanfront restaurant boasts the best view in Cannon Beach, so it’s a great place to grab a meal while catching the sunset over Haystack Rock. Chef Josh Archibald focuses on letting Mother Nature shine, so fresh, sustainable ingredients always come out of his kitchen. Oregon seafood is the star of the menu with dishes like Pacific Razor clams, lightly breaded with a sesame coating and sautéed in butter, and Hazelnut-Seared Rex Sole. If you’re not a fan of the fishes, Wayfarer serves a dry aged bone-in rib eye that’s not to be missed, house-made ravioli, and plenty of soups and salads for those looking on the lighter side. And they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner–so you have a few chances to experience a meal.Ecola Seafood Restaurant & MarketFisherman Jay Beckman and his family opened Ecola Seafood back in 1993 and have been serving locals and visitors ever since. Beckman has been fishing the Oregon coast for 40 years, so you can count on all the seafood here being line caught, wild, and the freshest in town. Stop in for King Chinook salmon or halibut to throw on the grill, or grab a snack of crab cocktail and salmon jerky.Pelican BrewingWe saw Pelican Brewing’s signature tap all throughout Portland, so we decided to stop into their new Cannon Beach brewery for a beer flight and snack. They opened just in time for the 2016 season and have been packing the house ever since. This location has a huge selection of their award-winning beers on draft, so we suggest trying more than one to taste the full spectrum of what they can do. Salads, burgers and flatbreads make for a great snack or meal whether you’re stopping by for happy hour or settling in for the night.Related: The ultimate Portland travel guideSLEEPSurfsand ResortSurfsand is more than just a hotel—no matter how long or how far you’ve been traveling, it feels like you’re home, if only for one night. The beachfront property has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock, which you can fully enjoy with cabana service and a nightly bonfire, complete with s’mores. We recommend booking a suite, available with one or two bedrooms, a large private balcony, and bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower. Most rooms come equipped with a gas fireplace and all include a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker. The indoor pool is massive—perfect for a rainy day or evening swim—and the sauna will help you relax after getting your workout in at the fitness center. On-site restaurant Wayfarer offers room service and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you don’t have to wander far for a good meal. But the best part about Surfsand Resort is the staff—friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable, they’ll help you get the most out of your stay in Cannon Beach.A huge thank you to Toyota for lending us this gorgeous 2016 Avalon that took us on our adventure from Portland to the Oregon Coast. The V6 engine is powered by 268 hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, but don’t let its power fool you—it gets an estimated 31 mpg on the highway and boasts an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle certification. Heated and cooled seats, wireless smartphone charging, and a touch screen display that puts navigation, weather and music at your fingertips let you customize every ride to suit your needs. Pair that with safety features like lane departure alert with steering assist, and you have one of the best cars of the year. We’re partial to the Ohh La La Rouge with matte black rims, but there’s a color for everyone.Photos courtesy of Max Schwartz, Surfsand Resort and Toyota Editors’ Recommendations The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Stay Free on This Private Swedish Island to Work on Your Magnum Opus How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. last_img read more

Long Hair, Don’t Care! How To Grow It Out

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble Growing out shorter cuts can be majorly frustrating. If you want long hair you should be prepared to suffer through some pretty bad hair days. You’ll need to be fully committed and all in. Skipping haircuts won’t do it. Taking good care of your growing strands and a lot of patience is the only way to grow long luscious locks. We reached out to Baxter Finley Barber & Shop’s Carmen Serna and Francisco Sanchez-Trevino for some tips on growing it out.Is there any real strategy for growing your hair long? What are some tips for a healthy grow?Finding a good shampoo with protein and making sure to get regular trims every 4-6 weeks to keep the ends healthy. Keeping the hair conditioned will also help achieve a healthy growth.How often should you wash your hair? And should you always condition long hair?This all depends on your lifestyle. Anytime you go to the gym or work up a sweat, you should make sure to wash. If not, then every other day is sufficient. For curly hair, you only need to wash every 3 days, but use a leave in conditioner between shampoos. Fine hair can be washed daily, but you should only condition hair with every other wash. Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard center_img Editors’ Recommendations We hear that you shouldn’t brush wet hair because it’s more fragile and can break. What should you do?You can towel dry the hair and either use a wide tooth comb, a “wet brush,” or run your fingers through to tame it.Is there a way to keep hair long without it looking too heavy or like it’s dragging your face down? Make sure to find a great barber who understands face shapes. The barber will need to trim certain layers in the hair to keep the hair from becoming too heavy and weighing the hair down.California Grooming Cream/BaxterCan you offer any tips for managing frizz and keeping a good head of hair under control? Using Baxter of California Grooming Cream to prep the hair before drying is the best way to tame frizzy hair.Which celebs are doing long hair right?Shaun White (Snow Boarder) and Max Martin (Music Producer). How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster last_img read more