Cavenagh sets early Safari Rally pace

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 9 – Speed merchant Alastair Cavenagh took the overnight lead in the first day of the KCB Safari Rally during the first competitive section at the Uhuru Park.Driving his Mitsubishi Evo 9, Cavenagh enthralled the crowed that turned out in huge numbers, completing the 1.19km spectator stage in 1 minute, and 07 seconds.Coast based Peter Horsey in Mitsubishi Evo 10, settled for second spot, one second behind Cavenagh, followed by Ian Duncan in third. Earlier the more than 80 rally drivers were flagged off at its tradition starting point the Kenyatta Conference Centre.The atmosphere was as expected with pomp and colour lead by the chief guest Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports James Waweru who flagged off Ian Duncan first off the ramp.Speaking before ushering the celebratory mood that marked the first of the three day Safari, Waweru acknowledged the development of the legendary rally.“I note with appreciation the many local drivers who have entered the event this year. But more gratifying is the growing number of the growing of the all female teams who will be participating. I wish to see in the future more men and women competing side by side.”Waweru also noted the economical pluses the Safari has benefited to the country.“The KCB Safari Rally has continued to help diversify Kenyan sports and bring in foreign exchange through sports tourism. Its has continued to put Kenya on the map of leading sports destinations in Africa. The more than 80 cars participating in this years event attests to the popularity of the rally.”LADY TEAM BATTLEIt was a breath of fresh air with the return of the years past veterans Michelle Van Tongeren, who team up once again with her navigator Safina Syed Khan.Van Tongeren whom together with Safina have been on a eight year hiatus, noted the huge entry of lady teams unlike it was back in their days.“its really great to see so many ladies out there. When we were rallying there was no one else and so to come back to seeing all this new faces, to see all so many other ladies crew is really a great thing.She added she missed the thrill of being in a rally car.“I definitely missed being in a rally car, having the speed, having the thrill and its just lovely to be back.The other ladies teams include Haraka Mamas’ Joan Nesbitt and Tamara Jones alongside the Rally Queens, KTN Rally Team of Anne Ngugi and Joy Doreen Biria, Warembo Bila Make Up which has Stella Macharia and Helen ShiriaAfter day 1 yesterday (Friday) the crews move on to Leg 1B of the schedule tomorrow (Saturday) which will see them tackle a competitive distance of 184.16km and transport road section totaling 172.69km.Day 3 Sunday the action will have a competitive mileage of 138kilometers and a transport distance of 173 kilometers with the rally coming to a conclusion later on in the afternoon.DAY 1 LEADERBOAD-CS1MAIN CLASS1. Alastair Cavenagh (EVO9) 1:072. Peter Horsey (EVOX) 1:083. Ian Duncan (EVO9) 1:094. Mohammed Essa (Zambia) 1:104. Raaji Bharij (EVO9)1:104. Carl Tundo (EVO9) 1:107. Baldev Chager (Subaru N16) 1:117. Izhar Mirza (EVO9) 1:119. Azar Anwar (EVO9)1:129. Ronald Sebuzi (UG-EVO9) 1:1211. Giancarlo Davite (Rwa-Subaru ) 1:1311. Anwar Pandya (Subaru 10) 1:1311. John Nganga (Subaru) 1:1311. Manvir Baryan (Subaru N16) 1:1311. Imran Mogul (Subaru N10) 1:1316. Duncan Mubiru (UG-Subaru N14) 1:1416. Quentin Mitchell (Subaru N16)1:1416. Onkar Rai (Subaru N16) 1:1416. Charles Hinga (EVO7) 1:1416. Galib Hajee (EVOX) 1:1421. Jassi Chatthe (EVO9) 1:1522. Don Smith (Subaru) 1:1623. Dr. Ashraf Mohammed (Subaru)1:1726. Tejvir Rai (N16) 1:1827. Frank Tundo (EVO9) 1:2028. Paras Pandya (Subaru N10) 1:2229. H. Rehsi (EVO9) 1:2329. Hapz Sagoo (N10) 1:2331. Farhaaz Khan (Subaru N8)1:2532. Waita Nzioka (Subaru N10) 1:3933. Sudesh Hirani (Subaru N10)1:45CS1 SUPPLEMENTARY CLASS1. Alex Horsey (Datsun) 1:092. Simon Sharpe (Platz) 1:113. Hussein Malik (Subaru) 1:134. Ben Muchemi (EVO6) 1:145. Jaswinder Chana 1:156. John Muigai (Subaru) 1:167. Noor M. (Subaru) 1:188. Nish Lakhani (Land Rover 1:209. Jonathan Somen (ford Escort) 1:2010. Alasdair Keith (Subaru) 1:2111. Mahesh Halai (subaru) 1:2312. Aslam Khan (Porsche911) 01:2513. Joel Muchiri (Subaru gc8) 01:2514. Samira Khan (Ford escort) 01:2615. Rob Hellier (Datsun 160J) 01:2816. Issa Amwari (Subaru) 01:2817. Jasmeet Chana (Toyota Celice GT4)01:2918. Michelle Van Tongeren (Subaru) 01:2919. Stanley Thuo (Toyota Celica GT4) 01:2920. Ramesh Vishram (Subaru) 01:3021. Rajesh Maini (Range Rover) 01:3322. Rashid Kabi (Subaru) 01:3623. Andrew Muchemi (Subaru GC8) 01:3724. Stella Macharua (Subaru gc8) 01:3725. Edward Maina (Toyota Celica)01:39CS1 2WD1. Adnan Suhail (Daihatsu) 01:172. Gurmit Thethy (VW Golf) 01:233. James Kirimi (VW Golf) 01:243. Sammy Nyorri (Vitz) 01:243. Fred Wampamba 01:244. Jagjit Liddar (Golf) 01:254. Dennis Mwenda (Golf) 01:255. David Kioni (Levin) 01:276. Joan Nesbitt (Toyota Tercel) 01:287. Jitu Davda (Toyota Marino) 01:298. Victor Okundi (Toyota Vitz)01:308. Rajbir Rai (Golf) 01:309. Gedeon Kimani (Levin) 01:3410. Leo Varese (VW Golf)01:3511. Patrick Kibaara (Levin) 01:3812. Dalbir Thetht (Toyota)01:3913. Nadeem Kana (Subaru) 01:480Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FIFA sponsors ‘accelerate’ China’s World Cup chances

first_img0Shares0000Vivo Senior Vice President Ni Xudong and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samouraon hold a framed football jersey during an event on Beijing on May 31, 2017, to announce Vivo’s sponsorship of the FIFA Football World Cup © AFP / STRBEIJING, China, Jun 7 – China’s footballers may be struggling on the pitch but its companies are proving to be a big player, signing sponsorship deals with FIFA as the giant Asian nation looks to boost its chances of hosting the World Cup.In the space of a year, football governing body FIFA has gained three major Chinese sponsors in conglomerate Wanda, Hisense — the world’s number three television manufacturer — and smartphone maker Vivo, who concluded a deal just a week ago. The new partnerships came as a welcome relief to football’s governing body after FIFA’s image and reputation was battered in recent years by a slew of corruption allegations involving former president Sepp Blatter.Sony, Emirates, Castrol, Continental and Johnson & Johnson all declined to renew their sponsorship deals, leaving FIFA struggling to find new backers.“Vivo was very well received by FIFA, which was why (the deal) was concluded very quickly,” said Mark Gao, CEO of the agency Momentum Sports, which brokered the sponsorship agreement. “Negotiations were tough on the amount, but lasted less than 100 days.”The Vivo deal comes 18 months after e-commerce world leader Alibaba signed a partnership with the FIFA Club World Cup, lending further ammunition to those who believe China will bid for the 2030 World Cup.When Wanda became a sponsor of FIFA at the beginning of 2016, its chief Wang Jianlin, known to have Beijing’s ear, said the partnership “would increase the chances” of a Chinese World Cup.Gao says he too is now “convinced that the arrival of Chinese sponsors will promote and accelerate a Chinese bid for a World Cup”.– ‘Rules cannot change’ –The Chinese national team currently ranks 82nd in the FIFA world ranking, just behind the tiny Faroe Islands and Benin.But that has not stopped the Asian giant’s president Xi Jinping, a devoted football fan, from dreaming of glory and pushing for his country to host a World Cup in the future.Next year’s World Cup is in Russia, who are part of UEFA, and 2022 will be in Qatar, part of the Asian Football Confederation, making China ineligible to be a host until at least 2030 under FIFA rules that stipulate tournaments must alternate between continents.Chinese Football Association Vice President Zhang Jian, a member of the FIFA Council which devises the institution’s global strategy, said last year he would back a Chinese World Cup in 2030.However, not everyone shares China’s enthusiasm to play host at the first opportunity.Last week UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told the BBC that “the World Cup should go to the country that has the best bid”, adding that he favoured a European host for 2030.“We cannot just sell the World Cup to the ones who want to pay the most… Rules cannot change just because we have some big sponsors,” he added.Sebastian Chiappero, Geneva-based director of sponsor consulting firm Sponsorize, does not believe there is a link between sponsorship and World Cup hosts.“Sponsors are primarily interested in promoting their products and they do not in theory have any influence over who hosts the World Cup. Otherwise the United States would have hosted it many times thanks to McDonald’s and Coca-Cola,” he told AFP.“FIFA rules prevent any conflict of interest. In practice, we don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.”– Perfect hosts –However, it is difficult to dismiss the possibility of a Chinese World Cup, says Marcus Luer, CEO of TSA, a Singapore-based sports marketing agency.“The voting process and internal workings of FIFA are very complex and not always that transparent. It (Chinese sponsorship) will help to show that China is eager to host the World Cup and has companies to support that effort,” he explains.It is already in with a shot of bagging the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup after Qatar was forced to withdraw over difficult playing conditions in its boiling summer heat.According to Luer, China would be “a perfect country to host a future World Cup”, noting its passion for the game, its decent facilities, the support the tournament would receive from the government and its experience in hosting world-class events, such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics.“China will host a FIFA World Cup,” said Luer. “It’ a matter of when not if.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Jamie Vardy reveals what he’s been talking to Tottenham’s players about

first_imgLeicester City striker Jamie Vardy has revealed that he has been talking to a selection of Tottenham’s players whilst on international duty with England.The Foxes star is currently away with the Three Lions, taking a break from leading the line for the Premier League leaders.After 31 games, Leicester currently sit top of the table, having picked up 66 points.Closest rivals Tottenham are on 61 points from the same number of games, and it is expected that it will be these two clubs fighting it out for the title come the end of the campaign.Vardy is joined in the England squad by a host of the Spurs squad, and given their rivalry at club level, it would not be a surprise to see some back-and-forth between the Tottenham and Leicester contingent.However, Vardy has revealed that, whilst the players have talked, they have avoided any discussion about club football and the title race.The Premier League record setting striker said: “We have had a chat but not about anything football-wise. We have been talking about England and Call of Duty.“We have not all played on it together yet, but I got informed earlier that one of the lads just camps in a corner and waits for someone to run past him so he can get him.”England take on Germany this weekend and the Netherlands on Tuesday, as Roy Hodgson continues preparations for the European Championships in France this summer. 1 Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy last_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

first_imgDONEGAL FOR SAM – MAYO FOR SARNIESWRITES LAURA O’DOHERTY: “This is my co-worker Jacqui Boyle who works in the deli @ centra in Moville.]“Her husband works away and always uses Donegal Daily, it would be great if you could put this on your page for him to see it!”There you go Mr Boyle. You can send your pix to info@donegaldaily.com COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL IRELAND COUNTDOWNGAAmovillelast_img read more

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Dine or Dash? Epcot’s Food and Wine Booths (Part 3)

first_img*Beef Empanada (Pictured)*Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree*Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula ChimichurriTwo of the dishes, the Grilled Beef Skewer and the Roasted Verlasso Salmon, made my Ten Best Returning Items list, and I’d highly recommend them as a surf and turf meal. The beef empanada is good, but with the inclusion of a Jamacian Beef Patty at the new Islands of the Caribbean booth, this offering now seems redundant. I’d try the newer dish and skip this one as a result.Poland *Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap with Kimchi (Pictured)*Vegan Korean BBQ with Steamed Rice and Cucumber KimchiKorean-style BBQ Beef with Steamed Rice and Cucumber KimchiI’m not sure whether it is great or not that this booth features the same dish twice–once with beef and once made vegan-friendly. Either way, my favorite of the offerings is actually the roasted pork lettuce wrap. Don’t let preconceived notions of kimchi scare you from this booth. The kimchi here is “fresh” tasting and very mild in flavor.Wine and Dine Studio *Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herb Sour Cream*The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats (Pictured)Lamb Stew with Neeps and TattiesI am glad that I got a chance to try haggis last year–and I’m not heartbroken that it has been replaced with lamb stew (still with the neeps and tatties–turnips and potatoes). It may not be as traditional, but it will appeal to more people. No surprise that the Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon is back–it’s a festival favorite. I’m a little surprised that the Tipsy Laird is back. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best dessert I had.South Korea *Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs (Pictured)*Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney*Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce and Kumara DumplingFun fact: The mussels dish here is the only dish that I threw away without finishing out of everything I tried at Food and Wine last year. Don’t let that scare you off it, though–I simply don’t like mussels, and this dish did nothing to change my opinion. If you like them, you’ll enjoy the dish. The other two offerings, both returning from last year, are solid offerings. They aren’t my first choice, but they are far from my last. The chutney with the Lamb Meatball isn’t horrifically spicy, so it can be enjoyed by almost everyone. For those who are curious, kumara is a type of sweet potato, and goes very nicely with the venison. Some people complain about venison being gamey at times, but the quality of the venison and the sauce take away any gamey flavor.Patagonia Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa, covered with Oaxaca MoleTaco de Camaron: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise (Pictured, but slightly changed this year)Flan de Chocolate AbuelitaAll new menu for Mexico this year, and it will take a few margaritas to help me get past the loss of the sweet corn cheesecake from the menu. On the other hand, I’m thrilled to see a mole dish on the menu. (For those who are not familiar, this is a savory and generally slightly spicy sauce made with chocolate. The flavor is really rich, and not at all like a melted Hershey’s bar–seriously.) Speaking of chocolate, the Flan de Chocolate Abuelita may surprise some people with its cinnamon flavor. The shrimp taco this year is slightly different from the version last year, but only marginally so (swapping out pico de gallo and pickled onions for purple cabbage). It was delicious last year, and I expect it to be good this year as well.Morocco Share This!Some say that bad things happen in threes, but I’m a mojito-glass-half-full kind of person. When it comes to booths at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, a review in three parts is far better than one. So it is with great irony that I start off with the booth that has the one food I will absolutely positively not be eating at Food and Wine. (Oh, and if you missed part 1 or part 2, feel free to catch up before diving into this one.)*Indicates item returning from last year.JapanGrilled Spicy Edamame tossed with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, and Chili PowderSpicy Sushi Roll: Tuna and Salmon with Kazan Volcano SauceMarinated Shrimp sautéed with Garlic and Butter, Served Over RiceI’m very fortunate that I have outgrown many of the food allergies I had as a child, but one still causes me an anaphylaxis reaction–concentrated amounts of soy, like those found in tofu or in edamame. As a result, because I value my life, I’ll be skipping the Grilled Spicy Edamame. I know my husband will be more than willing to take one for the team and try it, as this sounds like a great snack option. I’ll likely skip the sushi roll–if I want sushi, there’s so many good options at Walt Disney World to have a seat for a full sushi meal. On the other hand, I’m excited about the shrimp dish. My only hope is that the shrimp will have the tails already removed, so I can chow down without having to juggle a knife and fork.Mexico *Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (Pictured)Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions, and Tzatziki SauceChocolate BaklavaIn the commentary about that Hawai’i booth, I mentioned that when you’ve got a good thing, it’s smart not to mess with it. Somehow this idea did not make it to Morocco. The baklava at the Morocco pavilion has always been exceptional, whether during Food and Wine or not. The addition of the chocolate sauce seems like two great tastes that shouldn’t be put together. Seeing this made me realize just how many dishes are being prepared with chocolate this year. In a battle of chocolate dishes, the baklava would simply lose out–it doesn’t need it. Just like I gave the Greece booth a bit of ribbing about offering nachos, I have to comment about the Spicy Hummus Fries here. The description made me think “Figaro Fries, now with Moroccan Flavors”. I’m sure they’ll be good because almost anything can taste good fried. It just isn’t my first choice to represent the cuisine of Morocco. At least my ol’ Kefta Pocket standby is back. Good stuff.New Zealand *Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream (Pictured)Pork-Stuffed Cabbage in Tomato SauceGrowing up, my mom made cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef and smothered in tomato sauce–and I hated it. Thus, it will take some pretty strong pixie dust for me to expect to enjoy the Pork-Stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce. If anyone can make me like it, it’s Disney. The Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi is a returning favorite. I still wonder why Poland gets a booth every year instead of some other countries in that area, though. Maybe someone just really likes pierogi?Scotland *Trio of Artisan Cheese (Pictured)Pork Tenderloin with Cannellini Bean Ragout and Zinfandel ReductionSeared Scallop with Truffled Celery Root Puree, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild MushroomsTechnically, this booth is new because “and Dine” was added to the Wine Studio, along with two more substantial offerings beyond a cheese plate. Each sounds very luxurious, but I think that the flavors with the scallop will win out over the ragout for the pork. I enjoyed the cheese plate last year, but I’m not sure I’d buy it again. The flavors are wonderful, but you do pay a lot for those bite-size pieces of cheese.There are a few other places that get in on the Food and Wine spirit, such as Intermissions Café in the Festival Center, a lone kimchi hot dog offering at the African Outpost, and Sweet and Sour Chicken at the Refreshment Port, but these often feel like afterthoughts.So there you have it — a quick rundown of the new and returning foods at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Are there any booths that you plan to rope drop? Any that are on your “must skip” list? Feel free to sound off in the comments.last_img read more

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New Technology That Raises Security Concerns at the Office

first_imgI’m all about engagement, sharing and oversharing when it comes to social media. I also absolutely love technology. My life is surrounded by it. Not only is it part of my job, but I use apps like Yelp to select places to eat when I’m traveling. I also rent clothing for special events using apps like Rent the Runway. I’m leveraging technology for productivity and life efficiency. My goal is to not go to the store. I absolutely hate it. It’s a complete waste of my time which is why I use websites like Soap.com for online and automated ordering. A day later they deliver everything you need right to your door.WORKPLACE SECURITY & TECHNOLOGYThe percentage of employee’s who are leveraging technology like I am in their daily lives is increasingly at an amazing rate. We are trading privacy for performance and ease of use with tools apps, mobile phones and navigation systems in our cars getting us from point a to point b. Outside of the workplace and corporate environment, technology is changing, growing and evolving at lightening speed. The consumer technology marketplace is booming. Even the post office is testing the use of drone delivery mail service. Our lives will never really be the same.Companies can control and monitor technology use and adoption but only on their own systems. This is the biggest concern and threat as an employer. Cyber attacks and hacking should certainly be a huge concern, but equally important is that security risks and privacy concerns as well as threats that are coming from your own employees.SECURITY CONCERNS FOR EMPLOYERSI don’t believe that these leaks and compromises by your employees are all intentional. Most don’t understand the law, company requirements or how powerful for a competitor access to your proprietary information can be. These unintentional risks are the biggest threat to your company.Self-destructing text messages. Apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat already offer self-destructing messages for users. I’m more concerned about yesterday’s announcement from Apple in that self-destructing text messages will become a standard offering on Apple iPhones with IOS 8. This is a huge concern and risks that companies need to consider as the supreme court considers text messaging similar to email. This likely in direct violation of your company’s data and information retention policies.Connectifier. As a recruiter and sourcer, I absolutely love this tool. Read about it here. It gives me email, phone and social media information of a person when I view their profile on Twitter, Quora and LinkedIn. No more email list buying or wasting time worrying over InMail response rates. I can connect with you all the time anytime. I’ve scared my share of candidates as I’ve been testing the service. If you read the TOS, they are collecting information from any open tab on the browser where the extension is installed. Companies need to be aware of the apps and tools employees are using as they might be compromising the organization and putting them at risk. Your security team should be aware of extensions and different tools employees are using for work and the information those tools are gathering about your company.Wearable tech like Google Glass. Tech like this allows me to shoot video and take pictures either by touching my Glass or by voice. While I don’t have x-ray vision, I am able to instantly upload and record information completely hands free. The current version of Glass is part of a closed beta program. However, it should be available to the general public later this year. The tech right now (seen above) is big and clunky so it’s easy to see. Google recently filed a patent for contact lenses that take pictures and record video. Employers should be aware that in the years at follow, we won’t be able to tell who is wearing wearable tech like Google Glass and if/when big brother is watching.Earful and Anonymous Apps for the Workplace. A new app was released last month for anonymous communication based on the app Secret.ly but exclusively for company employees. Called Earful and available on Apple’s iTunes, employees from an organization can join by downloading the app and can post their workplace secrets and opinions both good and bad anonymously with one another completely oblivious to their employer and management team. Employees verify that they work at a company through LinkedIn, and they can begin sharing with each other anonymously. Managers don’t know that the sharing is happening. It’s the workplace grapevine meets technology meets mobile all in one, and that’s downright scary.The future or technology is driven by demand as well as the desire for information, particularly how we live our lives so that companies can better target us as consumers and citizens in this new global and 24 hour economy. Employers need to stay up to date on technology trends and really sit down and consumer how these consumer and corporate products and services will impact their company’s security, privacy and business strategies.To read the original blog post, please click here.last_img read more

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Pakistan cry foul after losing World Cup kabaddi final to India

first_imgPakistan lost to India 42-45 in the final at Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium. (Reuters)After Pakistan hockey team held India responsible for their defeat in Champions Trophy final. This time their kabaddi team captain Shafiq Chisti has blamed umpires of bias towards India in the World Cup Cup final, which Pakistan lost 42-45 to India at the Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium.The Pakistan players also accused that the organisers ensured an India win through bias and foul play. For most part of the match, Pakistan were leading but India took off at the end. The Pakistan captain also alleged that the game was reduced by the umpire to facilitate India’s victory for the fifth successive year.”They (umpires) didn’t even allow us to have water and the third umpire also threatened us, asking us to get on quickly with the game,” Shafiq told the media.Shafiq also alleged that the game was immediately stopped after India took the lead. “They also ended the game prematurely,” he added.last_img read more

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Monsoon style: How to get dressed in less than a minute

first_imgSay hello to the rainy July by putting an end to the gloomy sweaty summer with a dash of style. With the beginning of monsoon, you are happily willing to bid goodbye to the scorching heat. Keep the trend going when it comes to your fashion statements. Rainy days, windy breeze and humid weather means soppy, dirty clothes and ruined shoes, agreed. But how about learning some quick style bites on how to dress up in less than a minute? We have the top 5 tricks for a quickie!  Easy-going throw-on dresses  Wear clothes that are easy to put on. Throw on those loose-fitting, asymmetrically cut linen/cotton dresses or cute smock dresses with pockets. And if you don’t have either of the two, don’t worry, pick up shift dresses in bright colours or oversized T-shirt dresses for that flowy fit. These type of dresses are ideal for monsoon and hardly take any time to wear. It’s also a cool idea to wear denim dresses as it is made from a heavier fabric that won’t go transparent. You can also prevent your dress by wearing a trench coat.Apply a pop of bright coloured lipstickWear a bright coloured lipstick, it is the perfect antidote to the grey weather. Keep the make-up simple by applying any light weight, water-resistant, oil-free tinted SPF moisturiser or anything that does not necessarily rub off easily like foundation does.  Slide into that jelly slip-on or gumboots Avoid wearing heels, shoes, flats or anything with leather, suede and similar materials. Bring out those PU or PVC slip-on that comes with raised sole or those jelly slip-on sandals and pool sliders that are funky and come in bright colours. These sandals can be teamed with anything casual and make for a sassy style statement. You can also opt for shiny brogues that are made from PU and have front lace-up closure, if you want to keep your feet covered. Gumboots are the new ‘in thing’, if you want to stand out in a crowd, sport these in neon colours.Here’s how you can incorporate gumboots into your wardrobeadvertisement Top-knot bun never gets oldHair always takes abeating with frizz and dampness. Tame them by using your favourite serum and make a messy top-knot bun or a simple high pony.  Get that see-through PU handbag Don’t go overboard with the accessories like you would on other days. Just a handbag and watch, keep it minimal. Pick one of those see- through PU handbags which will keep your things safe and dry. Also using an acrylic clutch that comes in a variety of neon colours are super quirky and water resistant. Otherwise a polyester baggy bag would do. Just throw in your stuff and you are ready to go. There you go. All set to embrace the rain but don’t forget to carry an umbrella!last_img read more

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Transfer latest: Real Madrid to offer €350 million for Neymar

first_imgTransfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid to offer €350 million for Neymar Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:20 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Neymar PSG Getty Transfers Primera División Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Real Madrid to offer €350 million for NeymarReal Madrid are hoping to pry Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain and are willing to offer €350 million (£307m/$411m) in order to land him this summer, reports the Sun .The paper says Neymar has a stipulation in his contract that allows him to leave for €300m after September 1, but as that is after the transfer window, Madrid would have to wait until January for him to play.Therefore the La Liga giants are willing to kick in the extra money in order to land him sooner. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, there is uncertainty whether both Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo could co-exist with their massive wages. ‘Fekir has passed Liverpool medical’Nabil Fekir has passed his Liverpool medical and will become the Reds’ latest signing, according to French FA president Noel Le Graet.When the deal was not made official on Friday, doubts were cast over the player’s fitness as he had suffered a serious injury to his right knee previously. However, reports in France suggested the delay may be down to Lyon’s accountancy practices wanting the deal to be completed in the new financial year.Le Graet offered a positive comment for fans fearful that the 24-year-old may not complete his switch to Anfield.Read the full story on Goal! Kluivert warned off Barcelona by his fatherAjax winger Justin Kluivert has been told he is not yet ready for a move to Barcelona by his own father, former Blaugrana striker Patrick.It has been suggested that Kluivert Jr will see his career follow a similar path to an illustrious family member, with a spell at Camp Nou considered to be part of his sporting destiny.Various reports claim that Barca would be willing to make that dream a reality in the not too distant future, but Patrick Kluivert believes it is too soon for his son to be making such a move .Read the full story on Goal! ‘Jorginho won’t be happy if City move falls through’Jorginho “won’t be very happy” if he misses out on a move to Manchester City, admits his agent, with the Premier League champions still €10 million (£9m/$12m) short of meeting Napoli’s valuation.A €50m (£44m/$59m) offer has been tabled, but that was swiftly knocked back by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.He is refusing to relax his stance when it comes to the possible sale of a prized asset, with it now unclear whether the 26-year-old will get a dream move or if City will shift their focus elsewhere.Check out the full story on Goal!  Man Utd want Oblak if De Gea leavesManchester United are only willing to let David de Gea depart for Real Madrid if the club can secure the signing of Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid, according to Diario Gol . De Gea wants a move to Madrid and hopes to have a good World Cup so that the Spanish side will be willing to meet United’s asking price. Arnautovic ignoring Man Utd rumoursMarko Arnautovic remains reluctant to be drawn on links to Manchester United, with the West Ham playmaker prepared to let transfer rumours be discussed by others.The Hammers forward has been mooted as a potential arrival at Old Trafford, but he has played down the reports, pointing to the contract he already has at West Ham.Check out the full story on Goal!  Alli & Eriksen to follow Kane’s lead Dele Alli and Christian ­Eriksen are set to follow Harry Kane’s lead in committing their futures to Tottenham, according to the Mirror . Kane signed a six-year deal with the club on Friday , with two of his key creators next in line for new deals with Spurs. Fekir move stallsLiverpool’s move for Lyon star Nabil Fekir has stalled and may not be done before the World Cup, the Daily Mail reports . Lyon on Friday denied reports that a deal was done, casting doubts over the move, with reports also raising questions over the player’s physical with the Reds. West Ham in Toure talksWest Ham have opened talks with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure regarding a move to the London Stadium as a free agent, claims the Daily Mail .With the Ivorian now without a club, the Hammers have tabled a £220,000-a-week offer to the 35-year-old Premier League title winner.Eintracht Frankfurt target Juventus striker Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt have made Alberto Cerri one of their top targets and are in negotiations with Juventus over the forward, Football Italia claims. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan in Serie B where he scored 19 goals with 12 assists in 37 competitive games for Perugia. Perez turns to Dybala for MadridHarry Kane signing a new contract with Tottenham has forced Florentino Perez to turn his attention to Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, Don Balon claims. The Argentine was always a secondary option, but with Spurs having locked up their English star the Spanish giants are now scrambling to sign another forward. Napoli closing in on LainerNapoli are nearing a deal for RB Salzburg winger Stefan Lainer, Football Italia reports. The versatile wide player can play from front to back down the right side and had 11 assists last season. Crystal Palace eye Celtic’s ArmstrongCrystal Palace are looking at a move for Celtic star Stuart Armstrong, according to the Express . The midfielder is going into the last year of his contract with the Scottish club and is stalling over a new deal. Palace director of football Dougie Freedman is a fan of the 26-year-old and has him on a list of summer targets. Abramovich rejects offer for ChelseaRoman Abramovich has rejected an approach to buy Chelsea from Jim Ratcliffe, the Daily Mail reports. Despite the billionaire Ineos boss making an approach, Abramovich made it clear that he has no intention of selling the club.  Inter looking to offload players for FFPInter Milan are looking to offload players in an attempt to meet their Financial Fair Play restrictions, according to Gianluca Di Marzio . Youngster Nicolo Zaniolo could be the next player sold, with Sassuolo close to landing the 18-year-old. Messi gives ok to Alcacer departureLionel Messi has given the all clear for Barcelona to let Paco Alcacer leave the club this summer, Don Balon reports. The Argentine was consulted about letting the 24-year-old leave, but knows the move is best for both club and player. Madrid to offer Ronaldo plus cash for NeymarReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is fed up with the situation around Cristiano Ronaldo and his apparent desire to leave the club, and is ready to cash in on the Portuguese in a deal for Neymar.Don Balon reports that Perez is prepared to offer Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain in exchange for Neymar, plus a cash sum.The Liga club reportedly see the Brazilian as the cornerstone of their new project, with Ronaldo apparently happy to sign for the Ligue 1 champions, despite his reported desire to re-sign for Manchester United.Kane signs new Tottenham dealHarry Kane has committed his long-term future to Tottenham by signing a new deal until 2024.The Spurs striker had been linked with Real Madrid although now appears to have ended any speculation that he could leave the club by penning the new six-year contract.Check out the full story on Goal! Juventus sign goalkeeper PerinJuventus have announced the signing of Italy international Mattia Perin from Genoa for a fee of €12 million, rising to a possible €15m (£13.2m).The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who started for Italy in Monday’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands, has signed a four-year contract at Juventus Stadium, where veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon departed at the end of the 2017-18 season.The deal will see Juventus pay €12m over a three-year period, with an additional €3m payable if certain contractual conditions are met during that time.Read the full story on Goal! Man Utd target signs in ChinaChinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande have confirmed the loan signing of Anderson Talisca from Benfica.After spending the last two seasons on loan at Besiktas, he is set for another temporary move, this time to the CSL for the next six months.Reports had linked the Brazilian with a permanent move to Manchester United this summer, with Jose Mourinho an admirer of his talents.Read the full story on Goal! Liverpool confirm Emre Can departureLiverpool have announced Emre Can will not return to the club after they did not include him on their retained list on Friday.Can’s contract runs out at the end of the month while Goal has confirmed he will join Juventus on a four-year deal.Read the full story on Goal!last_img read more

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James Franklin Helped Lifelong Penn State Fan’s Engagement

first_imgA closeup of James Franklin.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on after the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium on November 10, 2018 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)A major part of James Franklin’s job entails pulling in recruits for the Penn State football program, but last weekend, he helped a lifelong Nittany Lions fan secure a marriage proposal.Penn State hosted its annual 7-on-7 passing camp on Saturday. Among the teams participating was Calvert Hall out of Baltimore, which has produced a number of PSU players over the years.One of the Calvert Hall assistants, Frank Curreri, had a plan. Previously, he had approached the program’s head coach Donald Davis about potentially enlisting Franklin to help him propose to his girlfriend Stephanie Henry.Henry is a Penn State graduate and a lifelong fan. Her late father also graduated from PSU, and she bleeds blue and white. The big moment came when Franklin came over to introduce himself and then handed Curreri something he said Henry “dropped on one of the fields.” It was an engagement ring.Video of the proposal can be seen below.The man of my dreams pulled off the most amazing proposal with the help of so many. Thanks to the coaches & players of @CHC_Football. Extra thanks to @PennStateFball and the greatest coach in college ball @coachjfranklin for giving us a day we will never forget! #WeAre #HallIn pic.twitter.com/rRU1r21ZFp— Stephanie 🦁💙🏈💍 (@Stephy_Henry) June 18, 2019My heart is bursting with love, excitement, and joy!!!! pic.twitter.com/fK4jjWnHjh— Stephanie 🦁💙🏈💍 (@Stephy_Henry) June 18, 2019Pretty cool of Franklin to take time out of what was a busy day to make a lasting memory for Curreri and Henry.Henry’s Twitter bio reads “I’m a simple woman. I like handsome dark-haired men and Penn State football.” She has to be over the moon with what happened.[ PennLive ]last_img read more

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