9 months agoBurnley fullback Taylor: Players are behind Hart

first_imgBurnley fullback Taylor: Players are behind Hartby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley fullback Charlie Taylor says the players are behind Joe Hart.Hart, who had played in each of the first 19 league games this term, was dropped after the Everton match and Burnley have instead had Tom Heaton in goal for the last two league outings.Taylor said when asked about Hart: “Joe is a top professional and a top player.”We have a lot of top-class goalkeepers here and only one can play, so it’s a tough decision for the manager, and he made the call of putting Tom back in.”I think everyone would say Joe has played really well this season and is unlucky to lose his place, but that’s football, and Tom has come in and results have happened.”It’s unlucky on Joe, but he’s not changed anything around the place – he’s still a top pro, a top player and is brilliant to have in the dressing room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea No1 Kepa: I don’t bother with nerves

first_imgChelsea No1 Kepa: I don’t bother with nervesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga admits nerves do not affect him.Kepa says he rarely feels pressure ahead of a match, whatever the stage and whoever the opponents, instead focusing on his love of the game in the moments building up to kick-off.”I’m not really a person that is prone to anxiety, or feeling nervous,” he told chelseafc.com. “I generally don’t feel that way before a game. What I always think is, at the end of the day, it’s football – that’s what it is – and football is what we do, it’s what we like, and it’s what we enjoy.”Of course, when there are really important games there is a bit more tension, a bit more adrenaline, but I wouldn’t call it nervousness.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Injury Update For Star Oklahoma WR Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown

first_imgAn Oklahoma Sooners player resting his helmet on the field.NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 07: Fullback Dimitri Flowers #36 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Iowa State defeated Oklahoma 38-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s football team has already lost star running back Rodney Anderson to an injury in this afternoon’s game against UCLA. Now, the Sooners appear to have lost a star wide receiver to one.Marquise Hollywood Brown just exited this afternoon’s game against the Bruins. The star wideout was being helped off the field by trainers. He appeared to suffer an injury to his left leg.Further details of the injury aren’t clear yet.“Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown helped off field with an apparent left leg injury. Sooners already had Rodney Anderson go down earlier (no word on severity) with what appeared to be a right knee injury. That would be two huge blows,” George Schroeder tweeted.Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown helped off field with an apparent left leg injury.Sooners already had Rodney Anderson go down earlier (no word on severity) with what appeared to be a right knee injury.That would be two huge blows.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) September 8, 2018Schroeder has added that it might just be cramps for Brown, though it’s unclear if that has been made official.“Might only be cramps for Marquise Brown. (If so, Oklahoma would breathe a sigh of relief.)” he reports.Might only be cramps for Marquise Brown. (If so, Oklahoma would breathe a sigh of relief.) https://t.co/yljIqPx4V8— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) September 8, 2018Brown is one of the best wide receivers in college football. He had 6 catches and 100-plus yards in the blowout win over FAU in Week 1.Stay tuned for more injury updates on Marquise Brown. Oklahoma should provide an update on his status soon.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Names The “Only Team” That Can Beat Alabama

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of college gameday.Kirk Herbstreit.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit appeared on Get Up! this morning to preview tonight’s College Football Playoff rankings.Alabama, of course, will be No. 1 in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings, as the Crimson Tide are coming off a dominant win at No. 3 LSU.Herbstreit was asked by ESPN’s Mike Greenberg if any team actually has a chance of beating Alabama this season.The ESPN college football analyst thinks that just one team has a legitimate chance of competing athletically with the Crimson Tide.“Clemson is the only team athletically that can beat Alabama,” he said.Herbstreit added that the reason Clemson made the change at quarterback, going from Kelly Bryant to Trevor Lawrence, was because of Alabama.The Tigers were dominated by the Crimson Tide last season. Lawrence, a potential future NFL Draft first-round pick, is the kind of athletically-gifted QB that could give Alabama problems.Do any other teams have a chance of toppling Nick Saban and Co.?We’ll find out.last_img read more

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Oklahoma Players Respond To Oklahoma State Star’s Trash Talk

first_imgJustice Hill sheds an Oklahoma football tackle.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 04: Running back Justice Hill #5 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys is hit by defensive back Steven Parker #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma State junior tailback Justice Hill is one of the most dynamic players in the Big 12. One thing he hasn’t done: beat Oklahoma football in Bedlam.OU is riding a three-game winning streak in the series since Okie State’s epic overtime win in 2014. All three games have been by double-digits.That includes both games that Hill has participated in.He has had personal success against the Sooners. As a freshman, he rushed for 99 yards in the game. Last year, he had what is probably the best game of his college career.In a 62-52 loss, Hill went for a career-high 228 yards, and added two touchdowns on the ground.Ahead of this weekend’s Bedlam game at Oklahoma football, Justice Hill had some trash talk for the Sooners on Instagram.He posted a picture of one of his 2017 touchdown runs against the team, tagging defenders as “little boys” and “kids.” (He also made sure to identify the turf and the Okie State fans, in case anyone was confused).The Sooners took noticed.Sophomore cornerback Tre Brown reposted the picture to his own Instagram story. He was one of a few Sooners to address Hill’s post. From OU Daily:“Justice is really good, don’t take anything away from him, but it was just disrespect,” Brown said. “I wanted to let him know, we’re not worried about that. We’re going to play our game, do what we gotta do.”“We’ll do our talking on the field,” sophomore safety Robert Barnes added. “He’s a great running back, like I said, that’s all I got to say. We’ll do our talking on the field.”After a 1,467 yard, 15 touchdown sophomore season, Hill has 895 yards and eight scores through nine games. He’s tough to stop, but OU is a heavy 20-point favorite in Norman.[OU Daily]last_img read more

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Iowa Stars Address NFL Draft Decisions

first_imgAkrum Wadley celebrates a touchdown with his teammates.IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 3: Running back Akrum Wadley #25 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with wide receiver Jerminic Smith #9 and offensive lineman Sean Welsh #79 after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Miami (OH) RedHawks on September 3, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Saturday’s 63-0 demolition of Illinois aside, Iowa football hasn’t been a dominant offensive club this year. The team does have some playmakers at tight end, though.T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant are among the Hawkeyes’ best offensive weapons, regardless of position. Both were Mackey Award semifinalists (Hockenson is a finalist), and have potential NFL Draft aspirations.Fant has been the center of some serious speculation in recent weeks, as his playing time has trailed off.Ahead of last weekend’s game, head coach Kirk Ferentz called Hockenson the “more versatile” player, when asked about the situation.Noah Fant is viewed as the potential first tight end off the board and first round pick in the NFL Draft.The junior was asked about the possibility that he will leave Iowa after the season. From Hawkeye Nation:“We’ll see what happens,” Fant said. “A lot of people are expecting me to leave and it all kind of depends on what’s given back to me (from the NFL Draft advisory board).”[…]“I’m just going to see what happens. A good start would be getting my grade back from the draft advisory board and going from there.”As a redshirt sophomore, Hockenson is also a possible departure. He also addressed the possibility:“It’s definitely an option,” he said of the NFL. “Obviously I wouldn’t have an answer until the season is done. KF (Kirk Ferentz) and Brian (Ferentz), I still need to talk to them about everything. But I think that’s for the end of the season.”Fant has 38 catches for 507 yards and seven touchdowns on the season, after scoring 11 times as a sophomore. Hockenson has gone for 41/663/6 on the year thus far.[Hawkeye Nation]last_img read more

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CFB Expert Releases Score Prediction For Penn State’s Bowl Game

first_imgJames Franklin rallies his team before a game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions prepare to take the field against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium on September 16, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State and Kentucky may have been disappointed with how the regular season turned out, but they have a chance to finish the season strong when they play each other in the VRBO Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.The Nittany Lions couldn’t keep pace with Michigan or Ohio State, and finished the regular season at 9-3. The Wildcats similarly struggled against SEC powerhouse Georgia and also finished 9-3.But when they play in the Citrus Bowl, Associated Press college football expert Ralph D. Russo projects that the Nittany Lions are going to take home the win.Why watch? Kentucky LB Josh Allen, who has won three defensive player of the year awards — Nagurski, Bednarik and Lott Impact … PENN STATE 21-17.Penn State and Kentucky have only played each other five times, with Penn State winning the most recent outing – the Outback Bowl in 1999.The two teams played each other in four straight regular seasons from 1975 to 1978. The teams split that four-game series.The Wildcats are hoping to make history with a Citrus Bowl win, as it would give them a 10-win season for the first time since 1977.last_img read more

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Photo Shows Scott Frost’s New House In Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football coach Scott Frost ahead of his team's game against Troy.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches the team warm up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With his first season at Nebraska officially over for Scott Frost, the head coach is making himself at home in Lincoln. Considering that he signed a seven-year deal in May, he’ll be part of the community for the foreseeable future.This season wasn’t easy by any stretch for Frost, but the Cornhuskers continued to show improvement as the year progressed. In fact, the program nearly upset Ohio State in Columbus.Although Frost hasn’t restored Nebraska to prominence just yet, it’s clear that he generates quite the buzz around the neighborhood. His new home is currently undergoing renovations, but it already looks spectacular.Here is the latest photo:Neighbors are buzzing that this is the home of #Nebraska’s new head football coach, Scott Frost. Reportedly purchased for about $1.3 million, a major renovation is underway. One of his neighbors in the southwest Lincoln development is Huskers bkb head coach Tim Miles. #huskers pic.twitter.com/8Yxuve3Kvn— Norm Clarke (@NormLasVegas) December 26, 2018It is being reported that Frost spent $1.3 million on this home. He’ll also live near Tim Miles, who is the men’s basketball coach for the Cornhuskers.Nebraska owned a 4-8 record in the 2018 season, but should seen significant strides next year with its latest recruiting class. The offense will rely on Adrian Martinez once again, meanwhile the defense will add several impact players, including linebacker Nick Henrich.If Frost can coach the Cornhuskers to national rankings in 2019, he’ll be considered a rockstar around Lincoln.last_img read more

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Star Oklahoma Recruit Announces Decommitment

first_imgOklahoma flag is run on field ahead of home game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma already has one of the best recruiting classes in the country for 2020, but it’ll take quite the hit after this recent development. Four-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren will decommit from the Sooners and look for another opportunity.Green-Warren is the No. 10 recruit at his respective position, per 247Sports. His ability on the field clearly caught the attention of top programs around the country.The Mater Dei product has the size and speed to excel at the college ranks. Unfortunately for the Sooners, Green-Warren won’t be representing the program any longer.In a heartfelt message on social media, the California native announced his decision to decommit from Oklahoma.“I would like to thank coach Riley for giving me the opportunity and believing in me. With that being said I’ve decided to decommit from the University of Oklahoma and reopen my recruitment,”  Green-Warren said.Here is the full statement from Twitter:Philippians 4:6-7 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/yrhUjkok1w— Darion Green-Warren (@gogettadarion) March 8, 2019Now that Green-Warren is back on the market, programs around the country will have another chance to recruit him. Michigan, Texas Tech and Colorado all have interest in the four-star recruit.With Green-Warren out of the picture in Norman, five-star tailback Jase McClellan and four-star athlete Drew Sanders headline the 2020 class.The Sooners still have a plethora of incoming talent, and Lincoln Riley will most likely add even more. Besides, high school recruits will want to play for a perennial contender.last_img read more

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India play out 1-1 draw with Spain in second tour game

first_img Next India play out 1-1 draw with Spain in second tour gameAfter going down 2-3 to Spain in their opening match on Saturday, the Indian team put up a spirited performance in a high-voltage second encounter in Murcia on Sunday. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MurciaJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 10:11 IST India failed to hold on to their lead in the second match of their tour to Spain on Sunday (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGurjit Kaur scored the only goal for India in the 43rd minute before Maria Tost equalised for the hostsIndia came up with a spirited show in Murcia a day after they lost a closely-fought match 2-3India will play the third match of their Spain tour on Tuesday, January 29The Indian women’s hockey team drew 1-1 with hosts Spain in an intense second match of their tour here.Gurjit Kaur (43′) scored her second goal of the tournament while Maria Tost (49′) scored for Spain.After going down 2-3 to Spain in their opening match on Saturday, the Indian team put up a spirited performance in a high-voltage second encounter in Murcia.While the first quarter ended in a stalemate, the second quarter saw India make a breakthrough with their first penalty corner of the match. The penalty corner was re-taken but well-saved by the Spanish goalkeeper.India’s lead in the third quarter falls short as @rfe_hockey equalize in the final quarter of the proceedings to finish the second match of the Spain Tour in a hard-fought draw. #IndiaKaGame #INDvESP pic.twitter.com/HyrPxx0Md4Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 27, 2019The score continued to be 0-0 at half-time but Spain created a penalty corner opportunity soon into the third quarter. The Indian goalkeeper made an impressive save to deny the hosts.In the following minutes, India increased their tempo that resulted in yet another penalty corner which was brilliantly struck by dragflicker Gurjit in the 43rd minute.The 1-0 lead against the 2018 Women’s World Cup bronze medal winners didn’t last too long as a defensive lapse by India gave way to Spain scoring a beautiful field goal through Maria in the 49th minute to level the scores 1-1.The final quarter remained intense until the hooter with both teams taking their game a notch above and pushing for a winning goal but neither succeeded with the match ending in a draw.advertisementOn Tuesday, India will play their third match against Spain.Also Read | Spain tour a great opportunity for India ahead of Olympics qualifying: RaniAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs SpainFollow India hockey tour SpainFollow Gurjit Kaurlast_img read more

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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater charged with drink driving

first_imgChelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater charged with drink drivingDanny Drinkwater was arrested for drink driving after being involved in an accident near Manchester.advertisement Next Reuters ManchesterApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 15:30 IST Danny Drinkwater was charged with drink driving in an accident near Manchester (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSDanny Drinkwater was charged with drink driving in an accident near ManchesterHe was arrested shortly after 12:30 am on Monday April 8Drinkwater was later released on unconditional bailChelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink driving after being involved in an accident near Manchester, British police said on Tuesday.”A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire,” Cheshire police said in a statement.”Danny Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, was arrested shortly after 12:30 am on Monday 8 April following a one-vehicle collision on Ashley Road in Mere.”He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 13.”Drinkwater joined Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017 and has made 12 league appearances in total for the London club. His last appearance was in the Community Shield in August.Also Read | Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incidentAlso Read | Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne apologises after arrest for drink drivingAlso Read | Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to DUI, slapped with two-year driving banFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Drink drivingFollow arrestedFollow Danny Drinkwaterlast_img read more

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70-inch and 40-inch Redmi TV with 4K UHD screen coming soon for very low price

first_img70-inch and 40-inch Redmi TV with 4K UHD screen coming soon for very low priceNew leak reveals one of the two Redmi TVs will come with 70-inch 4K UHD screen while the other one or the cheaper one will sport a 40-inch 4K UHD screen.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 10:42 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi will very soon launch smart TVs.Reportedly Redmi is working on two new smart TVs.Both the upcoming Redmi smart TVs will have the same specs.After gaining wide-popularity in the smartphone business over the past several years Redmi — now Xiaomi’s sub-brand – is all set to enter the smart TV segment. Redmi will very soon launch smart TVs. Reportedly Redmi is working on two new smart TVs. The launch timeline of the Redmi smart TV is yet to be revealed by the company but a new leak suggests that China will be the first market to get the Redmi smart TV.The leak revealing details about Redmi smart TV for the first-ever time comes from leakster Sudhanshu Ambhore. The leak confirms that Redmi will launch not one but two smart TVs to start with. It reveals that one of the two Redmi TVs will come with 70-inch 4K UHD screen while the other one or the cheaper one will sport a 40-inch 4K UHD screen. The model numbers of the two Redm smart TVs have been revealed by the leak.The 70-inch Redmi TV comes with model number L70M5-RA while the 40-inch TV has L40M5-FA as its model number. The leak further suggests that the Redmi smart TVs will be priced way lower than one can even imagine. Having said that it could be possible that the Redmi smart TVs will be much cheaper than Mi TVs that are one of the cheapest smart TVs available in the market right now.The leak reveals that both the upcoming Redmi smart TVs will have the same specs and offer 4K UHD screen in order to deliver better and enhanced visual experience to the users. Ambhore posted these details on Twitter and in the post he mentioned, “#Redmi will soon launch their Smart TV’s in China. Their model numbers are- L70M5-RA (70-inch) L40M5-FA (40-inch) Both will have 4K UHD screens with more or less same specs and their prices will be very low.”advertisementAs of now, there are no words whether or not the company will bring the Redmi TVs in India considering Xiaomi’s Mi TVs are already selling like hot cakes in the country. In just one year Xiaomi has become the No 1 smart TV brand in India.ALSO READ | Redmi 64MP camera phone, Mi A3, Poco F2 and other Xiaomi phones coming to India this yearALSO READ | Nokia 8.2 specs may include 32MP pop-up selfie camera, notchless display and Android QGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow smart TV Nextlast_img read more

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Ashes 5th Test: Joe Denly shines as England finish Day 3 with big lead

first_img Next Reuters LondonSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 23:48 IST England finished Day 3 of 5th Ashes Test with 382-run lead. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAt the end of day’s play, England had a 382-run lead over AustraliaBatting all day, England lost just wickets in first two session of Day 3Joe Denly scored 94 while Ben Stokes contributed with 67 to give England big leadJoe Denly’s fluent 94 put England in control of the final Ashes test and the hosts moved on to 313 for eight to lead Australia by 382 runs at the close on the third day on Saturday.Denly fell six runs short of his maiden test century and Ben Stokes made a sparkling 67 in bright sunshine at The Oval to put England in a strong position to level the series at 2-2.Australia ensured they will retain the Ashes by winning the fourth test in Manchester and are bidding to secure their first test series victory in England since 2001.Denly and Stokes came together after England lost Rory Burns for 20 and Joe Root (21) in the morning.Burns had driven Peter Siddle sweetly through mid-off to bring up the first half-century opening stand of the series but he departed after a wild slash at a wide ball from spinner Nathan Lyon which he edged to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.Captain Root, bidding to register his first test century in the series, pushed forward tentatively at Lyon and nicked a simple catch to Steve Smith at slip and the home side took lunch on 88 for two.Stokes, dropped at slip off Lyon on seven, started slowly before unfurling some trademark attacking shots to entertain a packed crowd.Denly clipped Josh Hazlewood through mid-wicket for his seventh four to reach fifty for the third time in the series and the 33-year-old right-hander struck a few sweetly-timed strokes in his highest test score.Stokes, who made a brilliant century to lead England to a dramatic victory in the third test at Headingley, moved past fifty with a six off Marnus Labuschagne before he was bowled by Lyon to end a fine third-wicket partnership of 127.advertisementDenly’s five-hour vigil was halted when he edged Siddle to Smith at slip and Jonny Bairstow fell for 14, nicking another catch to Smith off the bowling of Mitchell Marsh.Sam Curran was caught down the leg side by Paine off Pat Cummins for a breezy 17, Chris Woakes was brilliantly caught one-handed by Smith off Marsh and Jos Buttler plundered 47 before skying Siddle to a diving Labuschagne at square leg.Jofra Archer and Jack Leach steered England through to the close without further loss and Australia will face a daunting run chase over the remaining two days of the match.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 byAnita Jat Ashes 5th Test: Joe Denly shines as England finish Day 3 with big leadAshes 5th Test, Day 3: Joe Denly fell six runs short of his maiden test century and Ben Stokes made a sparkling 67 in bright sunshine at The Oval to put England in a strong position to level the series at 2-2.advertisementlast_img read more

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Haynes, Reifer and Simmons make shortlist for West Indies head coach role

first_img Indo-Asian News Service AntiguaOctober 3, 2019UPDATED: October 3, 2019 08:42 IST Phil Simmons is in contention to return as West Indies coach (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDesmond Haynes, Paul Reifer and Phil Simmons are 3 shortlisted candidatesWest Indies are also recruiting selectors for the senior national teamWest Indies were recently thrashed at home by a touring Indian sideCricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday short-listed three candidates for the final stage of the recruitment process for the role of full-time Head Coach for the West Indies men’s team.The three candidates shortlisted for the final interview stage are Desmond Haynes, Floyd Reifer, and Phil Simmons who progressed from the initial interview stage which concluded on October 1.A total of six candidates participated in individual interviews lasting up to 90 minutes with the CWI interview panel. Critical areas discussed were applications of cricket specific experience, technical knowledge, performance planning process, performance measurement, performance-driven culture and also CWI’s core values of passion, accountability, respect, integrity and team excellence.CWI Vice-President, Kishore Shallow, who is Chairman of CWI’s Human Resource Committee led the interview panel, which also included CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams; CWI HR Manager, Oneka Martin-Bird; CWI Independent Director, Debra Coryat-Patton; and UK based Coaching Educator, Gordon Lord.CWI President Ricky Skerritt said in a statement: “I am pleased to see such high quality West Indian talent and experience in the shortlisted candidates for the Head Coach position. I believe that any one of the three finalists would be an excellent choice as head coach, and I wish them every success at the final stage of interviews. On behalf of the Board and all stakeholders, I want to thank all of the applicants for coming forward to offer their services for this important leadership role. Vice President Shallow and his research and interview team have been most impressive with their efforts to date, and I want to say thank you to them as well.”advertisementThe next phase of the recruitment process for the head coach of the West Indies Men’s team is the final interview, scheduled to be completed by October 11.The CWI also confirmed the start of the recruitment process for selectors of the West Indies Men’s team panel, the West Indies Women and Girls teams panel, and the West Indies Boys selection panel. As many as 21 prospective candidates for the selection panels were identified by the Selection System Review Task Force, chaired by CWI Vice-President Shallow, and 18 have since confirmed their interest.The candidates have participated in a first-round exercise which will be used to determine a shortlist for follow-up interviews.The selection panel interview process is planned for completion by October 18.Also Read | 3rd ODI: Gunathilaka hundred goes in vain as Fakhar, Haris lead Pakistan to series win over Sri LankaAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow West Indies cricketFollow Desmond HaynesFollow Phil SimmonsFollow Paul Reifer Next Haynes, Reifer and Simmons make shortlist for West Indies head coach roleThe final interview for West Indies head coach role is expected to be completed by October 11. A total of 6 candidates participated in the individual interviews.advertisementlast_img read more

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Bring It: 10 Lunch Kits to Take to Work

first_img Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? Editors’ Recommendations As much as we love running out of the office at lunchtime to grab a burrito bowl from Chipotle or a burger from Shake Shack, the cost adds up — and, it’s not too healthy for our waistlines. Bringing your lunch to work can save you around $2,500 a year, and we’re guessing a few extra pounds. Here The Manual picks 10 lunch kits that can make packing lunch much more fun.Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch JarPack a feast into the Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar, which contains four microwavable bowls and can maintain food temperature for six hours.$54.99 at thinkgeek.comLaptop Lunches Bento Pak 2.0Pack an array of vegetables, hummus and more in the various containers of this easy lunch kit.$32.99 at secure.laptoplunches.comDick van Hoff X Thomas Eyck Leather Strapped Canteen and Lunch Box SetIf you’re going for something that’s manly, well designed and aesthetically pleasing, this one is the way to go.$299 at shop.gesato.comPlanet Box Rover BasicThis simple, stainless steel kit allows you to  pack your lunch in a cafeteria-tray-like container.$39.95 at planetbox.comBlack + Blum Lunch PotThis London-based company makes bringing lunch simple and sleek with two stackable containers. Plus, it comes with a Spork!$23 at fab.comTo-Go Ware 3-Tier Food CarrierThere’s a reason why they like using these stackable containers to bring lunch in China and India. They’re functional and they allow you to pack a number of components.$24.95 at amazon.comBentgo All-in-one Stackable Lunch BoxThis box puts a modern take on the classic Japanese bento lunch box.$14.99 at amazon.comClassic Construction Worker Thermos and Lunchbox SetIf you want to go the old school route, put your midday meal in this thermos and lunchbox set.$34.95 at lunchboxes.comStay Fit Deluxe Salad KitTrying to stay healthy? Pack a salad and all its fixings in this kit, which also includes a separate container for dressing.$9.03 at amazon.comJapanese Bento Box Lunch BoxThis simple bento puts a no-fuss spin on carrying your lunch.$15.20 at amazon.com The Best Kegerators for Serving Fresh, Cold Draft Beer Right at Home 1. Planet Box Rover Basic 2. Black + Blum Lunch Pot 3. Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar 4. Dick van Hoff X Thomas Eyck Leather Strapped Canteen and Lunch Box Set 5. Laptop Lunches Bento Pak 2.0 6. Japanese Bento Box Lunch Box 7. Stay Fit Deluxe Salad Kit 8. Classic Construction Worker Thermos and Lunchbox Set 9. Bentgo All-in-one Stackable Lunch Box 10. To-Go Ware 3-Tier Food Carriercenter_img Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care 4 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazonlast_img read more

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Converse Launches Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherproof Boots

first_img1. Terra Cotta 2. Medium Brown 3. Black 4. Bone What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul In the immortal words of Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” And with it the lashing rains and snows that love nothing more than to wreak havoc on your sneakers and boots.To fend off these foul-weather problems, you could pull a DIY waterproofing session with your shoes or you could go the much simpler route and purchase a pair that are weather-resistant right off the production line. There are a wide variety of waterproof boots and shoes out there, but the new Chuck Taylor All Star II Boots from Converse are sitting pretty at the top of our to-buy list.Terra CottaMelding fashion and practicality, the Chuck II boots feature classic converse styling constructed from mesh-backed waterproof leather, the first of its kind crafted by Converse. This special leather maintains the shoe’s shape and style without adding much additional weight or bulk. These Chucks come with an inner waterproof bootie, that sports a neoprene collar and heel pull, sealing out all manner of precipitation and puddles. Also included is a 360-degree heat barrier that will keep your tootsies toasty no matter how many snow drifts you slog through.BoneAnd what good is a waterproof sneaker without proper traction? One slip on a sheet of black ice and you could be looking at a broken wrist or worse. But don’t worry, Converse has you covered. According to a recent press release, the Chuck Taylor All Star II Boots feature a “rugged, post-applied weatherized gum outsole with deep grooves for better traction and a Nike Lunarlon foot bed for enhanced cushioning.” So, these shoes aren’t only stylish, they’re comfortable, and also safe.Medium BrownConverse’s new line of weatherproof Chuck Taylor All Star II Boots are available now at Converse’s website and retails for $120.  14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs center_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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From the Hebrides to the Highlands, This is Our Essential Guide to Scotland

first_imgEver wondered what the difference is between plaid and tartan?We know this keeps you up at night. Luckily, we went all the way to Scotland to find out.To put it plainly, plaid is simply a bunch of colors designed into a pattern. A Tartan is specific colors woven into a plaid that is related to a family. And, breath…But wait, what is Estate Tweed? We hear this term dropped across the menswear world from old stodgy London tailors to the cool kids in the Lower East Side.When we stopped by the charming Lovat Mills in the border town of Hawick, we kept hearing them speak about Estate Tweeds. After a bit of head scratching and polite tea sipping, I finally piped up, “What exactly is Estate Tweed?” The answer, a tweed especially made for your estate. Yet another thrilling thing for wealthy people to commission besides custom yachts, tailored suits, and John Lobb brogues. Hence Estate tweeds are land-based while a Tartan is family-based.Read more…Stewart Christie & Co is the Oldest Bespoke Tailor in ScotlandOne of Scotland’s most venerable fashion companies, Stewart Christie & Co traces its origins back to 1720. The company today, which now operates a magnificent flagship store on Queen Street in Edinburgh, was formed in 1939 and was operated by the same family for four generations until it was purchased by Victoria Rae and Daniel Fearn 18 months ago. They now serve as creative director and managing director, respectively.The pair recently gave The Manual a look inside this historic and traditional institution, which offers some of the finest tailored-clothing options in Scotland.Read more…Feast on Food Fit for Royalty at Castle TerraceSince at least the Bronze Age, people have been hanging out at the site of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. The fortified castle perched on the hill offered strategic advantage, political prowess, inspiration to J. K. Rowling, and perhaps most deliciously, the namesake for one of Scotland’s best restaurants: Castle Terrace.Helmed by Edinburgh born-and-bred Dominic Jack, Castle Terrace embraces the city’s ancient beauty while still infusing the menu and atmosphere with modernity. Chef Jack artfully combines his years of French culinary training in Michelin-starred restaurants with Scotland’s abundance of incredible fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu takes the Nature to Plate concept to new heights.Chef Jack was kind enough to chat with us about Castle Terrace: the food, the drinks, and the design.Read more…What the Hell is Chutney?On our whirlwind tour of Scotland, one of our stops was at Mackays Preserves. While a preserves factory may not sound very riveting, it was indeed quite a thrill. Not only did we dress in hair (and beard!) nets along with white lab coats, but we got to see and smell the glorious process of making marmalade, preserves, and curds. Imagine numerous vats of boiling strawberries, peaches and oranges. The fragrance was extreme and delicious.Halfway through our tour, our wonderful guide, Rochelle, stopped to show us Mackays’ chutney selection. We Americans were rather silent during this presentation, until I finally said, “What the hell is Chutney?”Read more… 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection The beauty of sea kayaks is the freedom to explore the many wee islands just off shore. Crossing a sound in a fair swell and arriving on pure white sands. The never-ending dusk of summer nights around a fire, in the pure solitude of your own island. Heaven. Meet Scotland’s Most Stylish Man, Gordon J. MillarThis week, we speak with Gordon J. Millar, marketing and social media guru and style aficionado. My name is Gordon J. Millar and I am the founder of Scot Street Style.I was a shy kid, an awkward teenager, an under confident young man, and now at 46 years old I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Born in Kilsyth, Scotland in 1970, the descendant of coal miners, I found my potential self-expression at an early age through creativity. Mesmerized by the escape of the cinema, the limitless imagination of comic books, and my own ability to dream and to draw.Read more…Everything You Wanted to Know About Wearing a KiltTo learn more about all things kilt related, we visited the Macnaughton, a once small family business that started more than 230 years ago on the banks of Loch Tay (located in the central Highlands of Scotland) that is now a holding company for various fabric producers, including  The House of Edgar.If you didn’t already know, the House of Edgar is now the world’s largest manufacturer of traditional Scottish kilts. They not only supply the global highland-wear market, but they also kit-out numerous pipe bands and corporate entities. In short, The House of Edgar is synonymous with quality kilt making the world over and we were surprised to learn that they produce at least 80 kilts per week. Don’t you feel frightfully unfashionable now?Read more… “Scotland has such an amazing natural larder and I really do believe our produce is among some of the finest in the world. We’re fanatical about working with the seasons and love experimenting with whatever ingredients are in season to create delicious dishes that our customers eagerly look forward to year on year.” – Head Chef James Chapman from The Scran & Scallie How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail We know the last question has kept you awake at night, so we are here to provide an answer. Mr. Brian Wilton MBE (Most Excellent order of the British Empire!) has designed many of the tartans you may have seen on a daily basis, from Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Perry, and The Ryder Cup to name a few. Of course we are most excited about the tartan he designed for The Manual.What do you do with a tartan you may ask? The sky is the limit. You can print it on stationary, neck ties and cocktail coasters, or you can have it woven for scarves, man cave curtains, or liquor bottle totes. And of course, you can make it into a kilt.But, the beautiful thing about tartan is that its colors and patterns are designed to tell a story.We sat down with Wilton and gave him the back story on The Manual and he came up with what we think is a very handsome design.Read more…Walker Slater Menswear, Inspired by the Scottish HighlandsIf you want to channel classic Scottish Highland style, Walker Slater is the brand to shop. Founded by Paul Walker, the renowned brand is now an Edinburgh staple — and a discerning, refined option for the gentleman who appreciates rugged-yet-classic style, at home or abroad.As Walker developed a love of tweed — combined with a love of the rolling Highlands — the brand’s classic roots started to take shape. Now, Walker Slater counts two stores in London, plus the brand’s home base in Edinburgh and an upcoming project focused on women’s fashion in Glasgow.Read more… We hope the joy we experienced comes through in all our posts and missives from our adventure, which no doubt read better with a wee dram in hand. Don’t Have a Family Tartan? Brian Wilton Can Design One Just for YouThere are some things in life we just take for granted until we stop to think about them. Who made the first martini? Where do neckties come from? Who designs tartan?The Manual’s Official Tartan by Brian Wilton MBE Mathew Roberts Photography/Getty ImagesMathew Roberts Photography/Getty ImagesLast November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Though this ancient land is steeped in a wild and rich history, it endures as a refreshingly progressive and welcoming European nation. Because every new introduction felt like meeting an old friend it was easy to feel at home among strangers. And that’s part of the charm of this place: the Scottish people are friendly, funny, and possess a great and welcoming pride of place unlike anywhere else we’ve experienced in the UK. And, like the Scottish people experience every day, we too, were enveloped and impressed by misty mornings, peaty whisky, and their incredible craftsmanship. We could have easily stayed another fortnight without regrets. Lovat Mill Makes Estate Tweed that Every Man Needs 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Edinburgh Has the World’s Greatest Pub: The Scran & ScallieEdinburgh’s The Scran and Scallie is the dream pub: it has the food of a high-end restaurant and the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere you want out of a pub. It will, perhaps, come as no surprise then that it’s the work of some of Scotland’s greatest culinary minds: the youngest Michelin star winner in the world, Tom Kitchin and Castle Terrace’s incomparable Dominic Jack.At The Scran & Scallie (which means fun and food in Scottish slang)– Kitchin, Jack, and Head Chef James Chapman have revived Scottish recipes and use only the freshest and finest local ingredients, ensuring incredible home cooked meals in an artfully designed atmosphere.We can attest. We headed here for our first night in Edinburgh and their beef sausage and mash, baked cauliflower and cheese, and flight of beers sent us to the most satiated slumber, jet-lag be damned.Head Chef Chapman talked with us about the pub, their butcher who lives down the street, Scottish culinary heritage, and good Scottish beers.Read more…A Peek Inside Gardener’s Cottage with Chef Dale MailleyLocated in Scotland’s compact capital Edinburgh, The Gardener’s Cottage is an atmospheric little restaurant that fits perfectly into the city’s lush, hilly terrain. Located in the Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill, it was actually home to the grounds’ gardener when it was built in 1836. Now the space has been transformed into a seasonal dining mecca, helmed by chef Dale Mailley and Edward Murray.The Gardener’s Cottage is known for local produce—much of which comes from the restaurant’s garden—and communal dining that’s marked by long wooden tables where friends and strangers alike eat elbow to elbow. Weekend brunch and an a la carte lunch menu are served, as well as a set seven course dinner menu that doesn’t cost an entire paycheck.Read more…Review: Arbikie Potato Vodka, The Scottish Vodka You Want, but Can’t Have (Yet)When you think Scotland, I can almost guarantee you that you don’t think of vodka. Obviously Scotch whisky. Maybe sheep. Definitely Hendrick’s Gin. Probably haggis. Not vodka, though. Hardly ever vodka.Surprisingly, though, there are a number of distilleries that are producing clear spirits and, as the companies grow and develop, are quickly making a name for Scotland as being some place known for more than just Scotch Whisky (not that that would necessarily be a bad thing. It is their largest export, after all).Arbikie Distillery is one such distillery. Overlooking the Lunan Bay in Angus in the Scottish Highlands, Arbikie (pronounced Ar-bee-kee) is run by Stirling brothers David, Iain, and John, and utilizes the on-site farm that has been in their family for four generations to produce the ingredients for their spirits.Read more…Kingsbarns Distillery: Scotch Whisky from the Heartland of GolfWe all dream of one day opening a distillery, let’s be real. We dream of being able to sit back and enjoy something we made, after countless hours of hard work and preparation—and some years letting a product age. Not all of us, though, will get to do that. Hell, most of us won’t. There are a few, though, the lucky ones, who get to see their vision come to life. Douglas Clement, founder of Kingsbarns Distillery, located just twenty miles from historic St. Andrews (the home of golf) in Fife, Scotland, is one of them.The idea for a distillery first came to Clement when he was working as a professional caddie at the Kingsbarns golf course. After they were done on the links, customers would ask him where the nearest distillery was. He’d tell them, but the problem was the closest one was fifty miles away.Read more…4 Essential Scotch Cocktails You Need to Know How to MakeNo one here at The Manual is going to argue that Scotch whisky on its own isn’t great. It is, in fact, one of the great pleasures in life, up there with all-you-can-eat wings and ten-game winning streaks by your favorite sports teams. Sometimes, though it’s good to mix it up, even with Scotch (we’re not saying using the bottle of Glenlivet 1974 that you inherited from your father, but don’t skimp, either).We’ve collected three classic Scotch whisky cocktails and one modern classic (thanks to New York bartender Sam Ross) that you should know how to make for yourself and for any other Scotch-loving people in your life (which, if you’re surrounding yourself with the right people, is just about everyone). None of these drinks are difficult to make, but just in case, you might want to buy a little extra of each ingredient and make a couple for yourself one night. For research purposes, of course.Read more…The Club Every Scotch Lover Should Be a Part of: The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThis article could be one sentence long: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society exists, and you need to be a part of it. Seriously, it could. Do you need more key words than Scotch, malt, whisky, and society? You don’t, but we want to make sure you’re making an informed choice before you join a new club, so check out everything you need to know about SMWS below.Read more…Isle of Harris Distillers: “The Social Distillery”Located in the village Tarbert on its namesake island (located Northwest of the mainland Scotland, around 300 miles from Edinburgh), Isle of Harris Distillers is the first distillery on the island.Nicknamed “The Social Distillery” because of the founder (and musicologist) Anderson Bakewell’s hopes to make the distillery bastion of community on the island for generations to come, Isle of Harris opened in October 2015 after seven years of planning and construction.Their flagship product at the moment is their Isle of Harris Gin, but they’ve already got Scotch whisky in barrels, which they are hoping to release in 2018. The Scotch, which is named The Hearach, the Gaelic word for an inhabitant of Harris, is being produced at a rate of around 300,000 bottles per year. The first run will only feature 1,916 bottles, which corresponds with the number of residents on the island.Read more…Meet Edinburgh, Scotland’s Barber of Choice Benjamin PatchettThis week, we speak with Benjamin Patchett, owner of Benjamin’s Barbershop in Edinburgh, Scotland.For Benjamin Patchett, barbering isn’t just about cutting hair and shaping beards. It’s an art he’s truly passionate about, and one that he has mastered at his shop, Benjamin’s Barber Shop, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Now 30 years old, Benjamin started cutting hair when he was just a wee lad at 16. He remembers the first cuts he made in his parents’ garage using his dad’s Wahl branded clippers that his father used to shave his own head. Benjamin admittedly acknowledged the learning curve to getting started in the business, “Soon after a few sketchy garage cuts, I landed an apprenticeship at the local salon my Mum used to visit, sweeping hair, making cups of tea, and learning to cut both ladies’ and gents’ hair.”Read more… The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time Harris Tweed, The Manliest Cloth on EarthThere is no other cloth in the world that speaks more to men than Harris Tweed.Made in only one remote location in the world, Harris Tweed is the only fabric protected by its own act of Parliament, The Harris Tweed Act 1993 (they mean business!). Manufactured using the finest Scottish Cheviot wool, it is one of the most remarkable textiles in existence. That carries a weight as great as, well, wet tweed, but along with it is a heritage that any brand would be envious of.Before we go deep, a bit of a backstory of our own. We took a trip to Scotland in November 2016 to learn more about Scottish distillers, makers, traditions and culture. But the main impetus of the trip was to visit Harris Tweed. Personally, I have been obsessed with the cloth since discovering it when I was in college in London in 1998. That great iconic orb trademark and the dizzying array of colors found on every bolt of fabric combined with its history is a menswear maniac’s dream come true. We reached out to our Scotland crew and before we knew it we were en route to Edinburgh.Read more… The story of Tweed- The cloth was originally called Tweel, the Scot name for ‘twill’ since it is woven in a twilled pattern. Legend has it that a merchant in London received a letter about some ‘tweels’ but he misread the word as ‘tweed’ and the name stuck. The Very Best of Edinburgh, ScotlandIf you’ve never ventured to the land of kilts and tweeds, Scotland’s capital will provide the perfect introduction to one of our favorite countries.The Principal Hotel Edinburgh, formerly known as The George HotelEdinburgh, Scotland is a place for gentleman. It is full of kilt-blowing hikes up its many hills, barrels full of whisky to sample, hearty farm-to-table feasts, and sartorially savvy shopping.Nestled in the Lothian region of the country, Edinburgh (pronounced Edinbrah!) is the perfect-sized city with plenty to do, but not as overwhelming as London or Rome. It is also the ideal place to hunker down while exploring some of the lush countryside or cozy coastal villages. We could go on and on about ‘Auld Reekie’ but for now, here are our suggestions for your visit.Read more…Five Fantastic Outdoor Adventures in the Outer Hebrides, ScotlandThe view from our flight from Edinburgh, Scotland, to the archipelago of the Outer Hebrides was what we would imagine it’s like flying to Middle Earth. Foggy, rocky with broad-brush strokes of neon green hills and cerulean blue seas. A friend noted that the Hebrides are the Alaska of Scotland and he is spot on.After spending a day on the very remote and rural island of North Uist, landing at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis was akin to dropping into a bustling metropolis. Granted it is the largest town in the Outer Hebrides but the population is a tiny 8,000. Founded in the 9th century by Vikings, the town was and still is a prominent port. Our first stop in Stornoway was a visit to the design studio and shop of Rosie Wiscombe of By Rosie.Read more… “A good tweed jacket can be casual or dressed up,” Walker said. Indeed, a rich tweed jacket — like other stylish blazers for fall, winter or any colder climate — can be worn on its own atop everything from a slim henley to textured staples like a Scottish sweater or a classic chambray shirt. – Walker Slater of Walker Slater Menswear In August 1747, following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 rebellion, the British Government banned the wearing of kilts. This was an attempt to suppress highland identity and came hand-in-hand with the banning of bagpipes which were seen as an instrument of war.last_img read more

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Safeguard Your Valuables With These Anti-Theft Travel Accessories

first_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Editors’ Recommendations Ridge Wallet/InstagramUnless you’re planning to vacation in a war zone, chances are you won’t be the victim of violent crime while traveling. What savvy adventurers need to be on the lookout for, however, is thieves and pickpockets. Petty theft is, by far, the biggest concern for tourists. Given that hotel safes are no longer the bastions of personal security we once thought, here are our favorite anti-theft travel essentials to keep your valuables safe on the go.Pickpocket-Proof PantsWould-be thieves know many travelers feel safer keeping their cash and credit cards on their person. This, of course, makes tourists an easy mark. Clothing Arts’ Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants thwart thieves by making it virtually impossible to slip a hand in your pocket without you knowing. The simple, streamlined look of the pants belies the 11 secure pockets underneath. Every pocket boasts multiple security features, including some combination of Velcro, slash-resistance, and snap closure. The pants are also lightweight, quick-drying, and made from a soft, extra comfortable fabric that provides the feel of cotton with all the advantages of nylon.Portable Travel SafeOf course, there’s a degree of freedom and safety that comes with not carrying all your most prized possessions in your pockets while traveling. But, for that type of security, you’ll need a portable travel safe. SAFEGO’s Portable Indoor/Outdoor Lockbox is constructed from high-impact ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic, ensuring an almost indestructible design. The size is compact and lightweight enough to toss in your luggage without taking up too much space, but large enough for a few cell phones, a point-and-shoot camera, passports, and a couple of wallets — and it weighs less than a pound. Additionally, Pacsafe’s Travelsafe series offers the same protection, but in a clever, soft-sided format that folds nearly flat when not in use. Both products secure via a steel cable to any sturdy structure in your hotel room (a solid headboard, bathroom plumbing, etc.).Money BeltOld-school money belts —small, inconspicuous pouches designed to be worn under clothing — have been an essential accessory for decades. Unfortunately, pickpockets are hip to this concept. While even the best thieves would have a difficult time stealing yours without your knowledge, it’s easy pickings for an armed mugger. Enter the hidden travel security belt. We like Eagle Creek’s All Terrain Money Belt — it’s simple, comfortable, and it just works. Worn around the waist like a standard belt, it’s designed to be a bailout plan in the unlikely event that all your other gear has been stolen. In that case, at least you’ll have a stash of cash to help get you safely out of dodge.RFID-Blocking WalletImage courtesy of Ridge Wallet/Instagram. Ridge Wallet/InstagramThanks to the ubiquitous chips in so many modern devices, even pickpocketing has gone high tech. The same credit card chips that provide “tap to pay” convenience at Starbucks make them vulnerable to thieves who use RFID (radio frequency identification) to snatch the card’s details without ever touching the card itself. Ridge Wallet’s Carbon Fiber Wallet features built-in RFID-blocking technology to safeguard your card. The lightweight design holds up to 12 cards, can be disassembled for easy cleaning, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. It also looks very, very cool.Image courtesy of Ridge Wallet/Instagram. Protect Your Pup Against 4th of July Fireworks with Ford’s Prototype Noise-Canceling Kennel From Under the Cork Tree: Understanding the Cork Harvest The Best Minimalist Wallets for Men Prove that Less Truly is More last_img read more

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Attractive at Any Age: A Guy’s Guide to Skincare in His 30s

first_img 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One When it comes to finding the best skincare for men, it’s important to take into consideration the man’s age because, like all things in life, not every face is created equal.A man in his 20s is going to have skin that’s a touch oilier, more prone to breakout, and requires less exfoliation because those young skin cells are regenerating and turning over faster than you can say “over the hill,” therefore he is going to have its own set of special requirements when compared with a man in his 30s when the primary skin concern is battling aging as opposed to remedying a complexion issue. A man in his 30s is going to want more retinol, eye cream, and exfoliation than a man in his 20s, but much less of an intensive regimen than a man who has already hit his 40s and his skin is showing it. Men of middle age will see their skin dull, discolor, and start to sag and so a man in his 40s skincare goals should be focused on exfoliation, moisturization, and anti-aging.If this all sounds confusing and a little excessive, don’t be so daunted. After all, you’re only in one of the above age groups, so you only have one area to focus on. To make finding out which skincare regimen is best for you and your age, we mapped out the best products for the three prime decades of a man’s life. With a little preparation, a few products, and a dedicated routine, you can end up looking 30 when you’re 40 … or, in the case of Jared Leto, 23 when you’re nearly 50.Skincare for Men in Their 20sWhen it comes to good skincare, it’s never too early to start. Yep, we’re looking at you, kid.Men have a habit of trying to fix a problem rather than prevent one. If you start taking good care of your skin by the time you’re in your twenties, you’re ahead of the game. With your budget likely prioritizing booze and rent, good skincare may be towards the bottom of the list. So, we remind you that drinking gets you through the night, but your face sticks with you for good.If you want to look 21 forever, or at least get compliments on how good you look for years to come, these five basic steps (and corresponding products) will help you get on the right track.Wash Your FaceGuys, you need to be washing your face every day. You can wash once (at night) or preferably twice (morning and night), but ridding your skin of grit, grime, and gross stuff on a daily basis is a must since it allows for your skin to perform at its peak. Using a glycolic acid face wash like the one from Jack Black is a great way to get started. In the right doses, glycolic acid is great for ridding skin of dead skin cells without stripping oils that keep the skin balanced. This face wash is loaded with antioxidant-rich volcanic ash, which helps to repair skin while maintaining your moisture balance. If that wasn’t enough (that’s more than some products that cost twice as much), it can double as a mask when you want to give your face a little extra attention.Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser – $22Shop NowSometimes You Gotta ScrubHaving a great cleanser is the first step in any skincare routine, but sometimes you need something with a little more oomph. Add this Exfoliating Scrub from Mario Badescu for a little texture in your routine. Earth-friendly ground seeds of the Ecuadorian ivory palm (never opt for micro-beads) polishes skin while aloe vera, coconut, ginger, ginkgo, and green tea hydrate and invigorate. (If this doesn’t appeal to you, check out our roundup of the best exfoliators.) Don’t forget: Scrubbing before a shave is a great way to help prevent ingrowns.Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub – $26Shop NowTake Care of the EyesEyes show age. The skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest you have, and if you are going to be living your best life all night, then you need a strong, kick-ass eye cream to help hide the evidence. Recipe For Men is a luxury brand from Sweden that is known all over the world, but they also have a collection that is made for the every man (it’s a lot less expensive). The core values of the company mean you’re getting a great product, no matter what. The price means you can afford it. Pro tip: Keep this in the refrigerator for a cooling sensation that will snap your eyes into shape in record time. For other eye cream options, head here.Recipe For Men myEyes Anti Dark Circles Eye Gel – $20Shop NowUse SPF Every Day — No ExceptionsIf you invest in one thing to ensure good skin as you age — and only one thing — it should be a facial moisturizer with SPF. This is nonnegotiable. You can put all the lotions and potions you want on that mug, but if you are getting too much sun, you’re just throwing money away. Yes, other products will do wonders in helping you fend off Father Time, but using sunscreen isn’t just for vanity — it’s for your health. Plus, a lot of those anti-aging products can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Kiehls Facial Fuel is one of our favorites, but we also have a full list of suggestions.Kiehls Facial Fuel SPF 15 – $42Shop NowZap Those ZitsFor most of us, zits don’t ever go away. Those people that say they go away after your teenage years are liars. Zits will settle down a bit and only show up for important occasions, making them all the more frustrating. It’s likely you don’t need all that crazy acne stuff anymore (unless you have cystic acne, in which case, listen to your dermatologist, not me). This Overnight Spot Treatment from (Malin + Goetz) works on the targeted area and works fast. By the time you wake up in the morning, chances are you’ll be zit-free, or at least well on your way. No need to use another medication during the day either — too much attention to a zit can dry out your skin, causing it to go into oil overdrive, which is what helps cause zits in the first place. If you need something for the daytime, try one of our other fave zit zappers.(Malin + Goetz) Acne Treatment Nighttime – $22Shop NowAging out of your 20s? You better take a look at how to take care of your skin once you hit your 30s…Skincare for Men in Their 30sLuxy/Getty ImagesBy now, you should have gotten the memo that taking care of your skin is pretty much a must if you want to age well. If not, refer to our advice on beginning a good skincare regime in your 20s. That’s a great place to start — and it’s never too late to start.Those of you who are graduating into your 30s, congratulations! Welcome to the decade many men call one of the best of their lives (said the 30-something author of the post you’re currently enjoying). We trust that, by now, you have established a good foundation of washing, hydrating, and protecting your skin, so it’s time to dive in a little deeper into keeping that skin looking better, longer.As we get older, our skin loses its ability to bounce back. Much like how our metabolism slows, our eyesight fades, and our hair falls out, our skin changes quite a bit as we age. After we hit 20, 1 percent less of collagen is produced in the dermis each year and the skin’s natural exfoliation process decreases by almost 30 percent. Once we hit our thirties, fat cells shrink due to moisture transfer slowing down between the layers of the skin. And this is just the stuff you can’t avoid. Things like your skincare routine, diet, and, most of all, sun exposure can speed all this up faster than you can say Botox.So what are you going to do about it? For starters, using products that contain higher doses of antioxidants and vitamin A derivatives like retinol, as well as regular exfoliation will help you keep your skin in youth mode, allowing you to age a little more like George Clooney and a little less like Kieth Richards. These five basic steps (and corresponding products) will help you get on the right track.Vitamin A for EffortBy 30, you should be adding a retinol to your routine. Retinol is the hero when it comes to fighting off wrinkles. It’s one of the many derivative forms of vitamin A and it increases cell turnover which can help to actually reverse damage. There isn’t really another product you just go out an buy that does that. Our pick for those of you just getting started with retinol is this duo from Dermalogica. It allows you to ease into retinol by letting you customize your overnight treatment. Vitamin A products like this can be drying or irritating, but if you start slow, and early, it will become your skin’s best friend.Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair – $89Shop NowTake a Hit of (Alpha Hydroxy) AcidYes, there is a tonic outside of that which goes well with gin. This potent skin tonic is packed with Alpha Hydroxy Acids like Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid, and Salicin to keep skin in its peak condition. Gentle enough to use daily (we prefer it as an aftershave with an added kick) swiping this over your face not only helps prevent breakouts like any good post wash tonic should do, it also gently exfoliates skin, therefore, helping to keep wrinkles at bay. The key to all skincare, but especially a routine that involves vitamin A products and acids, is regular sunscreen use.REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic – $35Shop NowUse SPF DailyNow that you have embraced retinol and acids for cell-turnover and exfoliation, it’s time to up your daily dose of SPF. We’ll say it again and again — sunscreen is an absolute MUST if you want to fend off the signs of aging. And whereas the aforementioned products do wonders your skin the envy of all who see it, you’re just wasting your time if you don’t protect it every day. This new sunscreen from Avène is our pick because it’s chemical sunscreen-free and specifically made for those who have oil-prone skin and don’t like wearing sunscreen (so … most guys). On top of that, there are added antioxidants that help protect skin from other harmful elements out there and of course Avène Thermal Spring Water to help hydrate the driest skin.Avène Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 – $28Shop NowFight off the Free RadicalsSpeaking of antioxidants – if you haven’t started already, it’s OK. Your 30s are a great time to add an antioxidant serum to the mix. Resveratrol and ferulic acid are both antioxidant powerhouses and in this concentration, you’re doing your skin a solid by using a couple drops every morning. Yep, all you need is a couple drops after you wash and before you put on any creams and sunscreens. Your skin will have a protective base layer fending off free-radicals caused by pollution. Other brands can charge well over $100 for this kind of stuff, but we wanted to let you in on the secret of The Ordinary, where you can get almost any of their products for less than $10.The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Antioxidant Serum – $8Shop NowPay Extra Attention to the EyesThe skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin you have. Baggage and wrinkles show up here first, and once they do, good luck getting rid of them without the aid of your neighborhood dermatologist. So now that you’ve hit your 30s, spend a little extra and give them something with some strength. Ferulic acid (the same as above) and retinol (yep, same too) are added to the Dr. Dennis Gross ECG Complex to act together and keep the delicate eye area looking it’s best by keeping skin not only super hydrated but also gently exfoliated.Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream – $69Shop NowSkincare for Men in Their 40s (and Beyond)Aziz Ary Neto/Getty ImagesIf you’ve been smart enough to take good care of your skin while in your 20s and 30s, then your 40s should only require a few moderate additions. If you haven’t, and you’re starting to see those fine lines turn into straight up wrinkles, you may want to take a more drastic approach and investigate dermatological procedures like Botox and fillers. There’s no shame in wanting to look your best because when you look better, you feel better, right?What’s really going on with your skin once start going over that hill? Well, for starters: gravity. Yep, you’ve been fighting gravity for decades and it really starts to win once you hit 40. What else? Your body’s collagen (what keeps your skin “plump”) and elasticity (what lets it bounce back from the natural aging process) have been on the decline over the last decade, but that deterioration really starts to pick up the pace.To fend off future wrinkles (or worse), you need to up your defense against these three offenders. Below are some of our favorite skincare products to add to your good skin regime that will help fight back against this aggregate of aging. For those of you behind in the good skin game, it’s OK. Pick these up now, and you’ll certainly see some results sooner than you can say “40 is the new 30.”Lab Series Max LS Daily Renewing Cleanser – $42Guys tend to think that in order to achieve a clean face, it’s got to squeak. It’s not true — you actually want to hold on to some of that oil. As our skin gets older, it gets dryer, which will only get worse if you keep using that same oil-absorbing face wash you used as a 20-something. Switch out whatever soap you’re using for this creamy cleanser from Lab Series that leaves your skin feeling fresh while helping keep that all-important moisture where it belongs: in your face.Shop NowMalin+Goetz Resurfacing Glycolic Acid Pads – $52Not only does our skin get dryer as we age, but it stops renewing itself as much as it once did. That’s called “cell renewal,” and it’s what kept your skin glowing when you were younger. To give your skin’s natural renewal process a push, use these Glycolic Pads from Malin+Goetz. The pads help fend off fine lines while keeping hyper-pigmentation, or dark spots, away. Use these bad boys once or twice a week, and you’ll notice a big difference in no time.Shop NowSkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense – $98What’s one of the biggest giveaways that you’re getting older? Age spots — it’s right there in the name after all. You don’t have to see spots though. Using a targeted treatment to fight them, like this Discoloration Defense from SkinCeuticals, is a necessary step if you really want to fade any surfacing darkness. Most important with any dark spot treatment? Consistency. Use this twice a day, every day, to get rid of those stubborn spots. They took years to get here, so they aren’t going down without a fight. Be patient and dedicated and you’ll definitely see results.Shop NowClinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate – $39Men aren’t typically the ones to grab the rich, heavy, anti-aging cream to keep hydration up and wrinkles down. Add this lightweight — no really, it’s super light — Water-Gel Concentrate from Clinique For Men to your routine after you wash and before your go-to moisturizer to give your skin a hydrating boost. You won’t even notice the gel after you put it on, but you will notice a dramatic difference in your skin. All that moisture and you didn’t even need to pick up a fancy French crème.Shop NowVerso Night Cream – $100If you haven’t gotten on board with retinol yet, then what are you waiting for? Adding this gentle, yet effective night cream from Verso is a must. Basically, you need retinol at night like you need  SPF during the day (as in, you should always use it). This cream, like the majority of Verso’s products, use a unique form of retinol – Retinol 8 – to do what other retinols can’t, which leads to high power results without drying out skin. In fact, it’s so good, they even made a day cream with Retinol 8 in it (but you still need your sunscreen).Shop Now The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Editors’ Recommendations Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? last_img read more

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The Best Funk Songs for Getting Down

first_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Kool & The Gang performing at the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago, Illinois on January 25, 1977. Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesWe here at The Manual have been yearning for just the right playlist theme to allow us to fully unleash our massive love of funk music on the masses. And as is so often the case, the answer was right there in front of us the whole time: getting down and getting funky is a theme unto itself! Yes, no matter your lifelong (or temporary) musical affiliation, funk unites us all, as George Clinton (the funkiest of the Clinton family) says, “under the same groove.” Rock n’ rollers dig funk, hip-hop heads, hippie jam band fans, scratch turntablists, reggae lovers — and I mean, c’mon electronic music mavens, if you don’t have a deep passion or respect for funk and disco, the godparents of modern dance music, you’re raving it wrong.Funk makes you feel good. Funk loosens up the uptight among us. From roller rinks to velvet lounges, funk is the grout between the tiles of life that keeps our bathtub all sparkly, scrubba-dub-dub fun. With all that in mind, we bring you the beefiest basslines, thickest beats, and a whole lot of nitty-gritty, four on the floor magic as we blast ourselves into hyperspace to explore the outer realms of the ever-expanding party funk universe. We’ve included five highlights from the playlist below. Editors’ Recommendations center_img 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” by BrickBrick. What could possibly be a better name for a funk band? Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Brick is the lone group rocking two tracks on this playlist (“Dazz – Disco Mix” further downstream being another standout hit of theirs). Following the always infectious musings of Kool & The Gang beseeching us to “Get Down On It,” Brick provides the emotional support one needs to genuinely fulfill that demand as they remind us: “It ain’t gonna hurt nobody / To get on down / Don’t stop me / And I won’t stop you.” This track is so good that it automatically shape-shifts whatever you’re doing into a show-stopping dance sequence from a well-cast, independent, yet incredibly popular action-adventure ’70s movie.“I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)” by Instant FunkIf you’ve ever wondered where that crazy opening riff to De La Soul’s “A Rollerskating Jam Called Saturdays” came from, look no further! Instant Funk earned their moniker in 1968 by effortlessly coming up with deep-end, spontaneous funkiness while backing the Trenton, New Jersey vocal group The TNJs. On the cringe-inducing chorus of 1979’s “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl),” we can all give collective thanks for the inclusion of the female voice pushing back on the over-the-top Lothario/Cassanova lead vocal by perpetually protesting: “Say what…?” But even with its questionable “romantic” theme, the most excellent groove of the tune is undeniable and contagious.“Get Up To Get Down” by Brass ConstructionAnother oft underappreciated ’70s/’80s funk outfit is Brooklyn’s Brass Construction. Frequently sampled yet rarely celebrated, Brass Construction delivers the goods in big, bouncy bundles of boom. On “Get Up To Get Down” they slow down the BPM (beats per minute) to 107 but maintain the overall thump and vibe with deft prowess. Furthering the playlist’s agenda, “Get Up To Get Down” is a veritable prequel to “Get Down On It” and “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” as Brass Construction is keenly aware that before one is able to truly get down, one must first indeed get up.“Bring It Here” by Wild SugarHello, super fun sample solution No. 2! I mean, who amongst you could stand up and say, “No, sir, I don’t like ‘Brass Monkey’ by the Beastie Boys?” I can only hope none of you! The iconic opening riff comes at you fast and strong right out the gate of “Bring It Here” by the very little-known Wild Sugar (also from Brooklyn). And frankly, I have to imagine that the Beasties, like myself, were disappointed that the life-affirming horn stabs are never revisited. Mind you, Wild Sugar and the Beasties had to settle out of court in an early sampling battle so there is likely little love for the reworking of their original song. However, as a stand-alone track, “Bring It Here” is an excellent early ’80s funk song with a ginormous bassline and cowbell-enhanced beat to get your old-school breakdancing moves popping and locking.“Brothers On The Slide” by CymandeNow, this is what we’re talking about when we say funk! Sure, it’s not the fastest or the most dance-centric track on the mix but, damn, the laidback, ridiculously cool vibe stepping out of this tune is downright transformative. I’m a little biased as I was beside myself with giddiness to catch the reunited Cymande live a couple years ago (so good!) But wait, just who the heck is this Cymande (and how do you pronounce their name)? Sah-mahn-day is a lesser-known funk band from the U.K. (with members coming from faraway locales like Jamaica, Saint Vincent, and Guyana) who saw little to no love, money, or fanfare during their first attempts in the early ’70s. After a lot of hip-hop sampling and delayed funk history appreciation, Cymande got back together in 2012 and has been finally able to reap some solid benefits from being such a badass funk crew both then and now.May this mix aid you in getting as all the way down and as super duper funky as you can possibly get with your bad self!last_img read more

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