About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Mane: No-one saying we overpaid for Van Dijk nowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane says no-one can say they “overpaid” for Virgil van Dijk today.The Dutch centre-back produced another dominant performance in Friday’s 2-0 win at Wolves which kept the Reds’ title challenge on track.“It’s been a big, big impact. We’ve all seen it,” Mane said.“Of course at the time he signed people were thinking that the club had over-paid for Virgil.“But since then everyone has forgotten about the fee because his form has been so good. He’s done such a great job for us back there. I am so happy to have him as a team-mate.“He’s one of the leaders. You can see it in every single game. He has proved he’s one of the best defenders in the world.”Van Dijk also wrapped up the points at Molineux with his first Premier League goal for the Reds with a classy finish from Mo Salah’s cross. Mane is convinced there will be many more to come.“I said to Virgil: ‘Finally, you have scored in the Premier League for us!'” Mane joked.“It had been a long time. Everyone is happy for him and he’s such a good player that I’m sure that more goals will follow for him.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nantes coach Halilhodzic upset with Kita over Cardiff Sala talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic is demanding club owner Waldemar Kita keep hold of Emiliano Sala.Kita is locked in talks with Cardiff City about a fee for the striker – a move which Halihodzic is unhappy about.The coach said, “If I’m not happy, I know what I’ll have to do, do not worry.”We must understand why the president wants to sell a player while the club is in deficit. But who will assume if the club goes down in Ligue 2? There can be many things happening. “Football is a liar in poker.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof: I’m a better person for Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Victor Lindelof is happy to put down roots.The Swede penned a new deal this week.He told the club’s website: ““I think I’ve matured a bit more in my way of playing and upped my game a little bit more. Also, the things that I’m good at I’m even better now than I was before. Then, as a person, the club have helped me a lot, as have the players, and I think I’m a better person now.“I hope [I can develop] a lot, I want to be even better and I want to help the team win trophies and games. I want to improve and be even better than I am today, that’s my main goal, and I know I have to work very hard to achieve that. I think I’m at the right club to do that.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Nevin explains Lampard’s secret weaponby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Pat Nevin has spoken about the secret weapon in the hands of manager Frank Lampard.Nevin spoke about the style of the team and the intensity of their play this season.And he believes that a “secret weapon” that Lampard possesses could be his ability to get maximum effort from every single player.While Chelsea have issues with parts of their game, Nevin cannot help but admire the work ethic of the team in every game under Lampard.In an interview with the club website, Nevin said: “For all the positives we have enjoyed so far this season, including the exciting style, the large number of goals and the hope that has been brought for the future, it is the total effort we love. “Every single player has been pressed to give their best every time by a coach who was exactly like that throughout his career with the Blues. “It may well be that this is Frank’s secret weapon, one that I can promise you not every coach has in his armoury. “We Chelsea fans in the stands and around the world admire, like and respect Frank. “It would appear that everybody in that dressing room feels the same way too.”Long may it last because that is precisely how you get the best out of any group of players.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici confirms Mandzukic exit plansby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admits they’re ready to sell Mario Mandzukic.Paratici has opened the door for Mario Mandzukic to start training with another side ahead of a January transfer move.The striker is still being linked with Manchester United.”We are talking to Mandzukic to find the best possible solution,” Paratici told Sky Italia.”We remain open to any scenario, so staying here or going elsewhere. We are discussing it to find the best solution for both parties.”Mandzukic is not training with us, in agreement with the club. If the agreement changes, I am open to everything.”
SYRACUSE, NY – MARCH 27: Former Basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson claps in the second half of the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma Sooners during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Magic Johnson, perhaps the greatest player in the history of the Michigan State men’s basketball program, is in attendance at the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia this afternoon. Johnson, who starred in Lansing from 1977-79, leading MSU to a national championship his final season, is watching No. 7 seed MSU take on No. 10 seed Georgia in the Second Round. The 55-year-old NBA legend had quite an audience around him at halftime. .@MagicJohnson, your thoughts on the first half? #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UBzuQ8LSKV— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 20, 2015@MagicJohnson taking time to sign autographs and photos at the half of MSU game #classact #gospartans pic.twitter.com/Y863b05KFD— Chris Brislin (@brizbear13) March 20, 2015Magic Johnson spending halftime with some Michigan State fans pic.twitter.com/g0azEcLtC0— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) March 20, 2015Johnson witnessed a pretty impressive performance by the Spartans in the first half, as they lead the Bulldogs, 35-22, after 20 minutes. Michigan State and Georgia’s game is being televised on truTV.
Barcelona midfielder Arthur says that he has learned from “the best player in history” Lionel Messi while also building confidence thanks to his relationship with Brazil team-mate Neymar.The Brazilian joined Barcelona this past summer 20 total appearances for the club since moving from Gremio.He’s rapidly become a steady presence in the midfield for the club, who sit atop the La Liga standings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Arthur credits Messi for helping him assimilate to the team, saying the Argentinian star has given him the confidence needed to find his way at a massive club.”Honestly I didn’t expect it. He’s a guy I admire and, in my opinion and many other people’s, he’s the best player in history,” Arthur said, according to Globoesporte.”He gave me a lot of confidence, he helped me in training and in games. If the best player in the world praises you, I think that gives you some extra confidence.”I am really grateful for his words and the attitude he has with me and everyone else in the dressing room.”Messi isn’t the only star to help out the young Brazilian as Neymar has also played a big part in his development.Arthur recently said he is praying for his countryman to return to Barcelona but, even if he doesn’t, the midfielder says he remains close friends with the Paris Saint-Germain star.”[It] began with the national team. He’s a simple guy, really playful,” he said.”We’ve got close, he helped me a lot with Brazil. When I came to Barcelona, I called me to do dinner, to do something, to meet up.”Online I play video games with him. We speak nearly every day. When he plays on my side, he wins, but when he’s against me, he loses.”Arthur has earned the praise of former Barca star Xavi, who says that the midfielder reminds him of himself when he was younger.The midfielder says he looked up to both Xavi and Iniesta and, now wearing the latter’s No. 8 shirt, Arthur hopes to continue on the legacy of great Barca midfielders. “I always admited [Xavi] . Everything he did, I tried to do the same,” he said. “He’s a phenomenon. It’s much more cerebral than anything else.” “It’s special to use the shirt of your idol,” he added of Iniesta. “I felt really happy to get his number and I hope I can honour a shirt which has given so much joy to the Barca fans.”
Manchester United are set to participate in next season’s EFL Trophy for the first time in their history.The Red Devils will enter a team comprised largely of Under-21 players as they make their debut in the competition.The rules of the EFL Trophy state that at least six of the club’s starting line-up must be 21 years old or younger as of June 30. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Additionally, no more than two of the players over 21 can have made more than 40 first-team appearances, also as of June 30.United’s Head of Academy, Nicky Butt, explained that the motivation for entering the tournament was to provide young players with the opportunity to test themselves against older, more experienced opposition.“We are looking forward to being involved in the EFL Trophy next season,” Butt said on Manchester United’s official website.“The competition provides a range of experiences that will act as the ideal platform for the development of our homegrown talent.”We are always looking to be innovative in order to find the best development path for our young players; the opportunity to face senior opponents will benefit them greatly.”United will be hoping to blood promising youngsters such as Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood in the tournament, as they look to younger players in a bid to improve on a disappointing season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope that participation in the competition spurs the development of some of his young players along enough for them to make an impact in the first team as they bid to return to the Champions League in the 2020/21 season.Liverpool will also be involved for the first time, meaning that every one of the Premier League’s top six clubs are participating in the competition, with 10 other sides also invited to enter their youth teams, alongside the 48 senior teams from League One and League Two.Last season, Portsmouth ran out winners after a penalty shootout victory over fellow League One outfit Sunderland following a 2-2 draw, beating both Tottenham’s and Arsenal’s youth teams en route to the final.The Gunners were debutants themselves last year and made it to the first knockout stage, but were bested by the eventual winners. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi has compared Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s physique to that of Cristiano Ronaldo’s as he backed the Swede’s ability to still cut it in Serie A.Despite turning 38 in October, Ibrahimovic continues to fire freely in the MLS for LA Galaxy with 13 goals from just 16 games this season. Ronaldo is similarly ageing gracefully, striking 21 times last season for Juventus in Serie A having turned 34 in February. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? With Ibrahimovic contracted in America until the end of 2019, Moggi has called on Italian side Fiorentina to contemplate signing a striker with a physical build like Ronaldo. “This would be something not useful, but more. Zlatan has a biological body that allows him to make the best even at his age, just like Cristiano Ronaldo,” Moggi told FirenzeViola. “He is sowing victories everywhere, even in America. “Certainly it will not be as easy in Serie A, but the goals have to be made wherever we go to play and, if he came to Fiorentina, even for the youth players it would be fantastic because they could perhaps learn something more from him that not even the coach is able to give.”But it is obvious that he is no longer the player he used to be.”While backing Ibrahimovic to have a big impact in Italy, Moggi isn’t convinced the likes of Suso and Franck Ribery could have the same impact. “Suso and Ribery I have doubts that they can be useful, it takes a player who gives substance like him,” he said. After spending his career in Europe playing for the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Inter, AC Milan and Juventus, Ibrahimovic has found America’s approach to the MLS frustrating. Recently asked about the play-off approach in the MLS, the Swedish star didn’t hold back in his assessment. “I think the system is sh*t,” Ibrahimovic told reporters in LA earlier this month. “How can you learn mentality if you only have to reach the playoffs?””You just need to win the play-offs, and that’s it. The results in each game are important, but here, if you come in seventh place, you make the playoffs and win, you are champion.”For me, the mentality is every day, training the way you train is the way you play a game, and with the MLS system, how do you create that mentality to be in your toes 24 hours? It’s very difficult.”
The arrival of Alisson from Roma in a record £65m ($84m) transfer in 2018-19 means that Liverpool’s chronic goalkeeper woes have finally been dealt with.Jurgen Klopp has found a solution to a long-running problem in the form of the Brazil number one, whose prowess between the posts means he should make the position his own at Anfield in the coming years.However, the Reds are also priming themselves for the future and featured in the ranks of the senior team this season is 20-year-old shot-stopper Caoimhin Kelleher, just a few years after his arrival on Merseyside. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Indeed, the youngster could well be called into action sooner rather than later, with injuries affecting Reds goalkeepers Alisson and Adrian.For those unfamiliar with Kelleher, Goal brings you everything you need to know about him, including his previous clubs, experience and, crucially, how to pronounce his name!Who is Caoimhin Kelleher? Caoimhin Kelleher is a goalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Liverpool and the Republic of Ireland at international level.He was born on November 23, 1998 in Cork, a city in the south of Ireland and came through the ranks of his local team Ringmahon Rangers.Interestingly, he began his playing days for Ringmahon as a striker before making the transition to goalkeeper at the age of 14 after the team’s original net-minder quit.A former coach remarked in an interview with the Cork Evening Echo that Kelleher regularly scored 20 and 30 goals a season before donning the gloves permanently.He excelled as a goalkeeper and soon earned national recognition, representing the Cork Youth League in nationwide tournaments before going on to play for Ireland at youth level.Liverpool signed Kelleher from Ringmahon in the summer of 2015 and he has ascended from the Under-18 team into the Under-23 side, as well as becoming a member of the first-team squad.The summer of 2018 saw the Cork native take a massive stride into the mind of Klopp, who brought the teenager along with the first team to compete in the International Champions Cup.He replaced Loris Karius at half-time in a 2-1 win over Manchester City before keeping a clean sheet after coming off the bench in the 4-1 win against Manchester United. He also featured in a friendly victory over Blackburn Rovers.Kelleher’s progress was duly rewarded in August that year, when he put pen to paper on a long-term deal.“I’ve been doing the same things but getting better every day,” he told the club’s official website. “Training at Melwood, you improve much more. Alisson and Simon and Kamil are here and we train to the highest level every day.”In: Michael Obafemi, Caoimhin KelleherOut: Shane Long, Derrick WilliamsNew call up for training: #IRLU19 captain & @ManUtd defender Lee O’Connor.Full squad update: https://t.co/2vdDwP6AN1 #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/fORxdnSi0g — FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 12, 2018 At international level, he has represented the Boys in Green Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 teams.Having been included in the senior panel on a number of occasions, he will be aiming to put pressure on Darren Randolph in the coming years.Kelleher hails from a football-loving family and his brother Fiacre is a former Ireland youth international who currently plays for Macclesfield Town, having previously played for Celtic and Oxford United.What does Jurgen Klopp think of him?While Klopp has a strong array of goalkeeper options at Anfield, it is clear that he rates Kelleher very highly.”He is an outstanding talent. Outstanding,” the German coach said shortly after Kelleher signed a new deal in 2018. “[He is] very cool with the ball, you saw that in pre-season when he played in front of 100,000 people, that he wasn’t bothered about that which is a very important skill to have.”For most of his youth he was an outfield player, he has fantastic reactions. If nothing serious happens, he will have a really fantastic future.”I don’t know how many really good goalkeepers that Ireland have but one more is never a big problem. I like him a lot and he will be in our squad.”How do you pronounce Caoimhin Kelleher’s name? Caoimhin is the Irish equivalent to the English name Kevin and it is pronounced ‘ Kwee-Veen’. In some parts of Ireland the pronunciation of Caoimhin is slightly different, with ‘ Kee-Vin ‘ sometimes heard. Should Kelleher continue his ascent and carve out a career for himself in senior football, commentators are sure to have difficulties pronouncing his name.Those unfamiliar with Irish names (which can be famously baffling to those outside of Ireland) may recoil aghast when confronted with the collection of letters forming the Liverpool starlet’s first name.You can hear Kelleher’s pronunciation in the video above.Caoimhin Kelleher’s FIFA stats Given his age and relative inexperience, Kelleher’s FIFA 19 stats are not particularly eye-catching, but his potential ability suggests that he has what it takes to be a decent Premier League or Championship goalkeeper.Caoimhin Kelleher’s detailed FIFA 19 stats Overall Rating DIV HAN KIC REF SPE POS 58 58 54 52 60 37 55 In FIFA 19, his overall rating is 58, with his reflexes deemed to be his strongest attribute at 60. Kelleher’s diving is rated 58 and his positioning is slightly lower at 55, while his speed is clearly his weakest skill.With a price tag of roughly £200k in the EA Sports game, he might well be considered a bargain buy, particularly if he manages to live up to expectations. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)If the Ohio State Buckeyes have any aspirations to return to the College Football Playoff, then they’ll need to snap out of their recent struggles.The opening minutes of today’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers was downright brutal. From allowing a touchdown on the first drive to failing to convert on fourth down, the Buckeyes were anemic on both sides of the football.A minor surge on offense gave the fans something to cheer for in the first quarter, as Ohio State took the lead. However, the second quarter was a nightmare for Urban Meyer’s crew, as the Cornhuskers scored 14 unanswered points.With the first half over in Columbus, fans are clearly furious that Nebraska leads 21-16 over Ohio State.Ohio State leaves to boos at halftime.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 3, 2018Even though the Buckeyes have time to mount a comeback, there is no sense of urgency for the home team.If Ohio State can’t stop Adrian Martinez on the ground, another loss could be on the horizon. The dual-threat quarterback currently has 54 rushing yards and two touchdowns.The second half will be on FOX.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 11: The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner carries the American flag on the anniversary of September 11 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Mickey Ripley, a former Oklahoma quarterback from the 1960s, has passed away. He was 72.Ripley reportedly suffered a pair of strokes in December. He died on Wednesday.A member of the 1966 Sooners recruiting class, Ripley spent most of his career as a backup, behind three-year starter Bobby Warmack and later All-American Jack Mildren.He did play a big role in the team’s 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl appearance, nearly leading the team to a comeback win over SMU after Warmack left due to injury.Oklahoma writer Berry Tramel wrote about Mickey Ripley’s Sooners career today, after his passing.From The Oklahoman:Ripley, an all-state quarterback from Perry High School, was Bobby Warmack’s backup on the 1968 Sooner squad and led a spirited comeback against SMU in the Bluebonnet Bowl that season. Warmack was injured in the second quarter of that game, and Ripley threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. But he was stopped shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion in the final two minutes, and a last-snap OU field goal sailed wide, allowing the Mustangs to escape with a 28-27 victory.Before his time at OU, Ripley was an all-state quarterback for Perry High School. After graduating, he went on to a Hall of Fame high school coaching career in the state.So Mickey Ripley stayed and indeed became a long-time coach, eventually being inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame after stops that included Muskogee, Perry, Bartlesville, Dumas (Texas) and Amarillo Tascosa.Ripley earned 13 letters as an athlete at Perry. His senior year, he was all-state in football and baseball, plus was a state champion wrestler.Our thoughts go out to the Ripley family, and everyone affected by his passing.[The Oklahoman]
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 06: Travis Vokolek #89 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights catches a touchdown against Sydney Brown #30 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)In an announcement that surprised a number of people, Rutgers tight end Travis Vokolek previously announced his transfer from the program. It didn’t take long for him to reduce the list to a few top programs.According to recruiting analyst Derek Young, Vokolek has narrowed down his transfer list to just three schools: Iowa, Kansas State, and Nebraska.The Hawkeyes and Wildcats were on an early list. The Huskers have replaces the Arkansas Razorbacks, after a few visits, including a recent trip to Lincoln.The sophomore tight end had 16 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns for the Scarlet Knights this past season. He finished fourth on the team in yards and was tied for the lead in touchdowns.Rutgers finished the season with a 1-11 record – its worst since 2002.Rutgers tight end transfer Travis Vokolek just messaged me. His Nebraska visit has finished. Will make decision this week between Huskers, Kansas State and Iowa.— Derek Young (@DYoungRivals) May 28, 2019Young later added that Vokolek would not be immediately eligible to play for his new school. He should have three years to play two.No.— Derek Young (@DYoungRivals) May 28, 2019As for Vokolek’s potential destinations, Iowa is obviously an ideal target for anyone who views themselves as an elite tight end. The school boasts the moniker “Tight End U” for a reason.Nebraska is also a school that could be in the market for more experienced receivers to work with young quarterback Adrian Martinez.Finally there’s Kansas State, who brought in Chris Klieman to replace retired head coach Bill Snyder. Offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham has years of experience coaching tight ends across the country.
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Tavien Feaster #28 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 44 to 16.(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)In three seasons at Clemson, running back Tavien Feaster has been a part of two national title teams. But after getting only limited reps with the team in that span, he’s decided to transfer. Having narrowed down his choices to two, he has reportedly made his decision.According to Mike Uva of WACH FOX, Feaster will be transferring to the University of South Carolina. Earlier this month he had reduced his choices to South Carolina and Virginia Tech.In three seasons for the Tigers, Feaster had 222 carries for 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns. He saw his most extensive time on the field in 2017, when he rushed 107 times for 669 yards and seven touchdowns.Uva tweeted on Sunday that he will be enrolling at South Carolina after he graduates from Clemson this summer.Breaking: Tavien Feaster will enroll at USC following his graduation at Clemson. @wachfox has been told that there is no date set at this time for Feaster’s first day with the Gamecocks but he’s expected to join the team following the the end of Clemson’s summer schedule (Aug 5).— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) July 29, 2019For the Gamecocks, they get a speedster who is likely going to have a big role in the offense. South Carolina uses running backs by committee though, so crossing the 1,000-yard plane may not happen for Feaster.Last year the Gamecocks went 7-5 in the regular season, securing a spot in the Belk Bowl but losing to Virginia.As for the Tigers, Travis Etienne is entrenched as the starter, and could be a Heisman contender this season. They’re also poised to pick up several new running backs in the incoming freshman class.UPDATE: Feaster has confirmed the move on Instagram, donning a Gamecocks jersey in his announcement.
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 21:18 IST Picture for representation. Photo: ReutersThe government has so far sanctioned projects worth Rs 66,300 crore as part of the Rs 80,068-crore special package for development of Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015, the Union Home Ministry said on Friday.Out of the 63 projects in the package covering various sectors like road, power, health, education and tourism, a total of 13 projects have already been completed, 44 are under implementation and six “very complex” projects are under various stages of processing, a Ministry statement said.Major initiatives and projects include setting up of two AIIMS like institutions at an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore, establishment of an IIT and IIM in the state at Rs 2,000 crore and construction of Zojila tunnel connecting Srinagar with Leh at Rs 9,000 crores, it said.Other projects include Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road at an estimated cost of Rs 5,100 crore, construction of tunnels at Lachulunga Pass and Tanglang Pass at Rs 5,000 crore, ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar at Rs 3,750 crore, Kargil-Zanskar road at Rs 4,200 crore, Udhampur-Ramban-Banihal road at Rs 4,306 crore and Quazigund-Banihal road at Rs 2,410 crore.They also include augmentation of power distribution infrastructure at Rs 3,500 crore, Srinagar-Leh 200 KV power transmission line costing Rs 1,800 crore and 1,000 MW Pakal Dul Hydro Power Project at Rs 8,100 crore, for which equity contribution of Rs 1,192 crore will be made by Central government.”In addition to the Prime Minister’s development package, many other important projects such as Shahpurkandi and Ujh Dam Project for irrigation and hydro power, Ratle Hydro power, and Dal Lake rejuvenation have also been sanctioned.advertisement”Several schemes like Udaan, Himayat and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana are also being undertaken for skilling the youth of the state, thereby facilitating their employment,” the Home Ministry statement said.”Youth and students from the state are being taken to different parts of the country under cultural exchange programmes. Sports activities have also been given major thrust.”The government said that such initiatives would bring qualitative change in the lives of the people of the state.Also read: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Haseeb Drabu quits PDPALSO WATCH| Political drama in Jammu and Kashmir as Governor dissolves assemblyFor 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 byIram Ara Ibrahim Projects worth Rs 66,300 cr sanctioned for J&K’s development: GovernmentThe government said that such initiatives would bring qualitative change in the lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.advertisement
India Today Web Desk MumbaiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 11:58 IST IPL 2019 live streaming: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab watch online ( Courtesy by BCCI)Having won their last three games at home, Kings XI Punjab will now head to the iconic Wankhede Stadium to take on Mumbai Indians in what is expected to be a mouth-watering clash in the Indian Premier League. Both teams have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last games. While MI thrashed SRH by 40 runs, KXIP won by six wickets.But Wednesday will be a new day and both teams know that carrying the momentum forward is an integral part of the IPL and while KXIP sit pretty on the third spot in the points table with four wins from six games, MI are fifth with three wins from five games. With the league closing in on the middle stage, each team will now look to grab the advantage and surge forward.Playing at home, it will obviously be an added advantage for Mumbai as they know the ground conditions well. But the boys need to fire in unison against a quality KXIP outfit and skipper Rohit Sharma will look to lead by example. Having failed to put on a quality show so far in this edition of the cash-rich league, Rohit would be looking to use this opportunity to strike some form.The rest of the squad has fired in patches with all-rounder Hardik Pandya putting on a consistent show. While he has provided the finish in the business end of the innings, Pandya would definitely want the others to provide him an even better platform to tee off in style.advertisementFor Punjab, it has been a slowish sort of display from the batsman. While it cannot be denied that they have played their last two games on conditions that weren’t best for batting — in Chennai and Mohali — the wicket in Wankhede should aide stroke play and considering the form that the likes of K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in, they would be waiting to put on their pads and take strikeWhere will the IPL 2019 match between MI and KXIP be played?The IPL 2019 match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between MI and KXIP live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between MI and KXIP?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between MI and KXIP?Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock.Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar..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 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019 live streamFollow IPL 2019 broadcast channels MI vs KXIP, IPL 2019 broadcast: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Live StreamingMI vs KXIP Match: Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in Match 24 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.advertisement
Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 21:23 IST Ajinkya Rahane said disappointed with Rajasthan Royals’ performance after Jos Buttler’s brilliance (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane wants his RR teammates to learn from their mistakes after winning vs MIRahane said he was not happy with the lower-order collapse after Jos Buttler’s brillianceJos Buttler said he should have carried on and finished the game for his team on SaturdayAjinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler were satisfied with a nail-biting victory for Rajasthan Royals over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium but men agreed there was plenty to do and improve after securing only the second win for the team in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Ajinjya Rahane smashed a quickfire 37 while Jos Buttler, his opening partner, hit a 43-ball 89 and won the man-of-the-match award after Rajasthan Royals chased down 188 against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. The two shared an opening stand of 60 but the Royals lost their way a little in the end before finally crossing the finish line with 4 wickets in hand.Rahane, captain of the Rajasthan Royals, said he was not happy with the way his team played despite being in top gear against Mumbai Indians. Thanks to Buttler’s assault on Alzarri Joseph when he took 28 runs in a single over, the Royals were on the doorstep to victory before a collapse left them shaken.When Jos Buttler fell to Rahul Chahar in the 14th over, Rajasthan Royals needed 41 runs off 58 balls. Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi looked in control but RR lost 4 wickets for 4 runs in a space of 7 balls and there were some nervous moments in the dressing room.Ajinkya Rahane said his team should learn from these mistakes.”Not really happy with the way we played,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “Because of Buttler.. that one over (off Joseph) changed the game. But the guys should learn from their mistakes. 30 off 30.. we should have won easily. There’s a lot to learn from this game.advertisement”I am sure there will be discussions in the dressing room but yes, we will take this win any day. There is no stress because games are going close especially in this IPL..”We have been playing good cricket but not able to finish those close moments but yes there was a bit of nervousness inside but we believed Gopal and Gowtham to finish the game for us. Buttler was terrific against the spinners in the middle overs,” he said.Meanwhile, Jos Buttler felt he should have stayed till the end and finished the game for Rajasthan Royals.”We were a little twitchy in the last couple of overs but great to get a win and we desperately needed it. It is great to contribute to your team and I am playing the best cricket I have played for a prolonged period of time.”I was very disappointed to get out when I did. When you give quality teams a litlte bit of a sniff, then they get back in the game. So very disappointing not to carry through and be there at the end,” he said.Also Read | MI vs RR Live Score, IPL 2019: Buttler in top gear after Rahane exit in 188 chaseAlso Read | Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas TrophyAlso Read | IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai IndiansAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow MI vs RR IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler not happy after RR almost mess it up vs MIIPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane was not happy with the collapse at the end before Rajasthan Royals secured a thrilling win over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Jos Buttler said he should have stayed till the end to finish the game.advertisement
Celebrate America with the Return of the Old Camp Whiskey Patriot Pack The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Biking up North King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, where run down delis and rickety old wig shops are slowly getting turned into slick bars and restaurants, I discovered a languorous store front filled with a passel of old mirrors, gilded frames and a light film of dust, giving the tall old windows a look of mystery and decay. Naturally I hopped off my bike and took a peek inside.The interior was a treasure trove of old and new mirrors, frames and clocks. It was as if I had entered the attic of a once grand plantation owner who had stored everything, never to return. Fortunately this is exactly how the proprietor, Robert Hines likes it to be. He is one of the last old school tenants on North King Street and his craftsmanship is second to none. He greeted me with a warm voice and firm handshake and took me though the store showing me his work consisting of mirror glass, handmade mirrors and mirrored furniture. I soon realized that many of these mirrors are actually new and he and his team have painstakingly crafted various patinas and colors on them for clients around the country from Harvard to New York and Santa Barbara.We spoke to Bob to learn more about his work, trends in glass making and his favorite projects.How did you get started?I have been an artist all of my life. The glass part of that started when I was at the University of Texas in Austin pursuing interests in Art and Architecture where I was awarded an apprenticeship in Stained Glass. I ended up doing three apprenticeships – two in architectural stained glass and one in a hot glass shop- before starting my own glass shop in 1988.Have you seen a spike in sales with people who want original work and quality and who are tired of that ‘Pottery Barn’ aesthetic?I have seen a growing interest in a high quality level of workmanship over the years. But no – not a spike in sales. I think the illusion of handmade quality offered by large companies who outsource overseas has diluted or offset the real interest. I am lucky to have a good selection of returning professional clients who appreciate our work. For us, the artists and craftsmen who imagine something from nothing and skillfully create beautifully crafted objects, it is a difficult world to live in. This process is almost always undervalued as it is compared to the price of objects mass produced.Tell us about some of your favorite projects.We were recently commissioned by a second generation New York antique dealer to exactly reproduce a large 1920 art deco mirror with cast and cut crystal prisms. It had been previously reproduced in a New York workshop who had to send it off to a Chinese company to cast the crystal prisms. We were very proud to be able to do everything in our South Carolina workshop. We installed it in his client’s home in The Hamptons Long island. He has since ordered three more.Are there certain trends in mirrors and glass that you are noticing?Mirrors that are actually old and gently decayed will always be beautiful and sought after. They have stories. Living in a gently decaying old city like Charleston has a way of growing on you and getting into your soul. And it is the reason why we make mirrors. The trend is not a trend . I think it is a desire to be connected to things that are genuine and to things that last through time. If there is just one thing that motivates a deep level of care and respect for what we do while we are doing it, and what we have done, it is the knowledge that these beautiful objects will be around long after us.
Happy Black Friday Y’all! While we could give you a list of the best deals on the interweb for today, we have something very special right here just for you! Well for three of you…Our favorite shorts company in the universe, Chubbies, is debuting their very first Tuxedo short just in time for the holidays. There are way too many ‘jingle bells’ references we could make and Kmart owns that this season anyways but these little numbers will sure to get you merry making. The boys over at Chubbie Town are rolling out five color ways: Navy, Bright Blue, Kelly Green, Crimson and Black for the holiday party season.Now we know some of y’all may be scratching your heads, but we have readers in warmer climates like Texas, California, Florida and Mexico (Ole!) who are in need of some festive shorts gear to rock this holiday season. And for you boys living in the cold, we double dare you to roll out in these cozy formal shorts for the staff holiday shin dig. We guarantee you will be in too many Instagrams to remember and people will be talking about ‘The night ole Paul wore those Tuxedo shorts in the snow’ for decades.Red Velvet ChubbiesChubbies designer Nick Mannella and Alexis Boerui, Product Director broke down these Tuxedo Shorts for us:Velvet: Think of these as the classy cords. Guys and cigars around a fire, blazers, fun charity event-goers, and booze.Tuxedo: Rat Pack, New Years Eve, super high class shiny shoes and champagne. Callouts:-Satin stripes down the sides-Actual tuxedo construction on the inside-Black shiny finish buttons for your braces and true tuxedo pocketing.-These are 100% wool.-The bike riding bear in a top hat is also something we are pretty proud of on these!-When’s the last time you owned a pair of “dry clean only” shorts? With the tuxedos, now ya do.Now for the giveaway: We will select three guys who share their best holiday memory on our FaceBook page to receive a free pair of the tuxedo shorts from Chubbies. We are expecting pure hilarity people! Chubbies Label Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States Editors’ Recommendations Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now