first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich make bid No4 for Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich have made another offer for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Daily Mail says Bayern have made a fourth bid of £35million for Hudson-Odoi, matching Chelsea’s required asking price. The Bundesliga champions are very keen to sign the teenage forward, who is struggling for first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.Hudson-Odoi has impressed whenever he has featured for Chelsea this season, including assists for both goals in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest. However he is not a regular starter for Chelsea and with Christian Pulisic set to arrive from Borussia Dortmund next summer, his chances look likely to become even more scarce. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane hails Valverde performanceby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left satisfied with Fede Valverde’s showing for their 4-2 win over Granada.The Uruguayan impressed again for Los Blancos, helping them to get back to winning ways after their midweek slip against Club Brugge.”He is quite a modern player,” Zidane said afterwards”I’m happy for him.”He’s very good and he’s always shown that.”He’s growing.”He always moves forward, he wants the ball and he’s been key for two goals today.”But it’s a team game and our first half today was phenomenal in every way.” last_img

first_imgRick Pitino makes his case for Louisville.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he coaches against the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Saturday’s fantastic Kentucky-Louisville game should have made headlines for the great game on the court, but an alleged gesture by Cardinals coach Rick Pitino as he exited the floor has captured the attention of the college basketball world. Following his team’s two point loss, a Kentucky fan tweeted a video of Pitino allegedly giving the middle finger to taunting Wildcats fans. It is hard to tell definitively what the gesture Pitino makes is, but a new video has come out that gives a slightly better angle.This video, posted to Facebook by Adam Joseph Gatzke, is still grainy, but it definitely looks like Pitino extends a finger, and it doesn’t look like it could be his index finger to make a “No. 1” gesture, as Pitino said was the case.Between this incident, and Pitino skipping his post-game press conference, and the looming questions surrounding his program due to the sex scandal that broke before the season, Pitino is having a very rough 2015. Fox Sports’ Aaron Torres has gone as far as to call him the “least likable” person in college sports. If he did, in fact, flip off a number of fans, even if they taunted him, it doesn’t help his case there.[Reddit]last_img read more

first_imgManchester City midfielder Leroy Sane has all the qualities to be the best footballer in the world, according to former teammate Yaya Toure.Sane, who joined City in 2016 and played briefly with Toure, has been in terrific form this season with eight assists and seven goals to his name in the Premier League after 20 matches. The 23-year-old winger picked up another assist against Wolves in a 3-0 win on Monday and Toure was quick to point out just how far Sane’s talent could take him. 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? “This kid is going to continue to grow,” Toure said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.”He’s going to be the best, one day, for sure.”The best of the best because he has these qualities: he’s fast, he has good technique, he’s clever – and he wants to learn.”A surprise absentee form Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad, Sane is contracted at the Etihad until July 2021 but is yet to put pen to paper on a contract extension. As for Toure, he’s a free agent after a short stint with Greek club Olympiakos and addressed rumours linking him to a move to Celtic.”Celtic are a great team, but I will speak to Brendan Rodgers there and we will see what happens,” he said.Manchester City are set to face Huddersfield Town on Sunday in their next Premier League match.Pep Guardiola’s side are currently four points behind league-leaders Liverpool, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)In just a few hours, the Heisman Trophy will be doled out to one of three incredible college quarterbacks. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started the season as the favorite to win the award and dominated the majority of the regular college football season.It looked like Tua had the award locked up until the SEC title game when he suffered a high ankle sprain and struggled against the Georgia Bulldogs. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins took advantage of their opportunity to strike and now enter a close Heisman race.Alabama fans might be more worried about Tua’s health than his Heisman chances. Well, Tua has good news on that front.The Alabama star made an appearance on College GameDay and announced he plans to be out of his walking boot when he take the red carpet for tonight’s Heisman ceremony.Tua Tagovailoa on ESPN’s college Gameday, “I think I’m going to come out of the boot for tonight’s ceremony.” #Heisman— Kyle Henderson (@Rivals_Kyle) December 8, 2018That’s huge news for Alabama fans and college football fans everywhere who want to see he and Kyler Murray battle it out in the College Football Playoff.The Heisman ceremony kicks off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

first_img Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 4:00 PM ETChannel: SEC NetworkSpread: Alabama -55.5Over/Under: 64Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Matt StinchcombIt’s rare for Nick Saban to lose a game in September. Rarer still to lose to a non-SEC team in the regular season.Saban treats every team seriously though, and he’ll show the Aggies no quarter as they look to reclaim their status as the No. 1 team in the nation. alabama head coach nick saban in the national titleATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field during warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Alabama takes on New Mexico State this week in what may be among the most lopsided games between two FBS schools.The Crimson Tide are coming off a dominating victory over Duke last week, not even missing a beat after sending yet another strong crop of players to the NFL. They’ll be hosting the New Mexico State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium in their first home game since the Iron Bowl.But the biggest question of this game isn’t whether Alabama will win. The question should really be: How high will Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide run up the score before letting up?Last week Alabama beat Duke by 39 points, while the Aggies lost to Washington State by 51. It should come as little surprise that Alabama is favored by an ungodly eight touchdowns in this game.last_img read more

first_imgA player stading at the 50 yard line of USC's football field.LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 9: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)It has only been two weeks, but USC has had quite the roller coaster of events so far this season.First, starting quarterback JT Daniels suffered a season ending torn ACL. Then, backup quarterback Kedon Slovis led the Trojans to a come-from-behind upset victory against Stanford. And finally, athletic director Lynn Swann resigned on Monday.It is highly likely he was strongly encouraged to do so by USC leadership given the current mediocrity of the sports teams. Now, the school is seeking out its new athletic director.USC is certainly a nationally recognized program and global brand. But recent reports suggest contacted candidates for the job aren’t interested. This certainly goes to show how far USC has fallen. While head coach Clay Helton’s job is currently safe, there has been speculation this could be his last year. Of course, it all depends on how the season goes and who the new AD is.But on Tuesday, former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio voiced his interest in potentially coaching for USC one day.Jack Del Rio on ESPN radio: “I’m fully supportive of Coach Helton. I’m supporting him. I’m not undermining him. If and when there was ever was anything, yeah I would be interested.” #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 10, 2019So to summarize — he supports coach Helton, but wouldn’t mind taking his job one day. Certainly a bold way to unofficially submit a resume for a job which is currently filled.Del Rio is a USC alum. The former linebacker played for the Trojans from 1981-84. Clearly, he wants a shot to return to his alma mater and coach for the program he once played for.Would Del Rio be a good fit at USC?last_img read more

first_img fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed Point Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami All batsmen are considered right handed 2 (50.0) Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) fine Leg 213 covers m Mohammed Shami M. Shami Mid Wicket 19 213 R 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , 213 63 fine Leg 0 0 Square Leg Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) Point Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami 52 (55) 0 third Man Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah After Mohammed Shami hat-trick, India record 50th World Cup winWorld Cup 2019: India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thriller as Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick in the last over of the game. 2/36 (10) wd 46.66 o Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 39 c & b Jasprit Bumrah Point fine Leg advertisement 67 (63) 0 4s 2 10 0 1 0 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah Mid on 3.6 not out No data available! Mid Wicket India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 01:16 IST India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs to register their 50th World Cup win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thrillerWith the win over Afghanistan, India registered their 50th World Cup winMohammed Shami picked a hat-trick in last over of the gameA second successive upset loomed large in the World Cup 2019 as the game between India and Afghanistan went down to wires but Mohammed Shami bowled a vintage spell with three back-to-back yorkers for a hat-trick to help India escape a defeat at the hands of Afghanistan and register their 50th World Cup victory at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, on Saturday.Opting to bat first, Indian batting line up was exposed to Afghanistan spinners Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammed Nabi as the bookmakers’ favourties slumped to 224 for 8 in 50 overs.The match swayed both ways but Mohammed Shami dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off consecutive balls in the final over as India secured a thrilling win–also their 50th World Cup win.In the 2007 World Cup, India were knocked out of the tournament in what was called a big upset created by Bangladesh.India came back stronger in the next edition of the tournament as they went on to win the 2011 World Cup after suffering a single defeat at the hands of South Africa in the group stages.India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to lift the World Cup trophy after 28 years at the Wankhede Stadium.In 2015, India remained unbeaten till they faced hosts Australia in the semi-final. India were bundled out for 233 in 328 run chase by eventual title winners Australia.In the ongoing World Cup 2019, India have so far been enjoying their journey with a 100 percent win record, however, Afghanistan came closest to break their winning momentum in Southampton.advertisementIndia kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win over South Africa and defeated a strong Australia in their second game. Their third match against New Zealand got abandoned due to bad weather. India, who are also the tournament favourites defeated Pakistan in the high-octane clash for their 4th victory of the World Cup 2019.India will next face West Indies Old Trafford Cricket Ground in their 6th World Cup 2019 game.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs AfghanistanAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs AfghanistanFollow Mohammad Shami All batsmen are considered right handed Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 87.5 Afghanistan All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Mid on Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami 0 0 0 57.14 fine Leg Mid off e/r Mid on fine Leg 70 Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) 91.30 All batsmen are considered right handed 9.5 c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami 4/40 (9.5) third Man 94.54 All batsmen are considered right handed 52 third Man fine Leg covers 7 Mid on Mid on Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , 21 Mid off Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed commentary Mid off 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Match Ended Mid Wicket 23 India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs covers Point view full scorecard (50.0) All batsmen are considered right handed Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 1 Mid Wicket Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) Afghanistan batting AFG batting S/R Mid Wicket covers 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal covers Mid Wicket Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami r Square Leg 0 third Man 4 view more view less third Man 0 Mid oncenter_img 0 0 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , 41.66 b Mohammed Shami 2 0 India IND b Yuzvendra Chahal 5.1 0 8 Mid off Square Leg Mid off Toss: IND elected to bat Square Leg Square Leg 3 third Man Square Leg 64.28 Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal Mid off 14 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 1 Super Over Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah 0 2 1 India IND 24 224/8 st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal B Afghanistan AFG 4 0 Mid on 3 36 42 16 vs (49.5) Mid Wicket Square Leg 10 2 Point – Point 1 0 0 third Man 10 covers 0 Point India Afghanistan AFG 1 b Mohammed Shami 10 Point Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 4.06 (49.5) Fall of Wickets w 3.9 0 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , fine Leg Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 42.10 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , covers India Bowling IND Bowling 27 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , 6s 0 40 covers Point nb 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , 1 0 c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 1 2 36 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 10 Mid Wicket Square Leg Scorecard 0 21 Mid on Mid Wicket 10 Mid off covers 2 55 Mid on (49.5) 224/8 third Man Gulbadin Naib (c) G. Naib (c) c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 51 45 graphs c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) Square Leg 0 213/10 ( Ur Rahman 49.5 Overs) , 39 third Man 0 b Mohammed Shami Match Ended fine Leg 3.9 0 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Nextlast_img read more

first_img Associated Press LondonJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 21:36 IST Novak Djokovic defeated David Goffin to reach Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his 9th semi-final of WimbledonNo. 1-seeded Djokovic will face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on FridayBautista Agut reached his first Grand Slam semifinalNovak Djokovic took what was shaping up as an entertaining, well-played matchup in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and quickly turned it into a lopsided romp with a 10-game run.Down an early break, the defending champion grabbed control midway through the opening set Wednesday and never let go, overwhelming the 21st-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his ninth semifinal at the All England Club.”Obviously things could have gone a different way,” Djokovic said. “Who knows what the match would look like if I lost the first set?”The No. 1-seeded Djokovic will face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday in the semifinals. The Spaniard beat No. 26 Guido Pella of Argentina 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Djokovic is seeking his fifth Wimbledon championship and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall.Roberto Bautista Agut reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Guido Pella 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at Wimbledon.The Spaniard broke Pella in the opening game of the first two sets, and then again for a 2-1 lead in the fourth. He served out the victory on his first match point when Pella sent a forehand long.The 31-year-old Bautista Agut, who had never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before, will play defending champion Novak Djokovic on Friday.Bautista Agut was the only player to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set, while Pella had spent nearly twice as much time on court 12 hours, 47 minutes compared to 6 hours, 48 minutes after coming through two five-setters.Also Read | 15-year-old Coco Gauff thinking about Wimbledon next yearadvertisementAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams battles to reach semis, Simona Halep eases throughAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Wimbledon 2019Follow Novak Djokovic Next Wimbledon 2019: Roberto Bautista Agut sets semi-final date with Novak DjokovicTop seeded Novak Djokovic and 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against each other in the Wimbledon men’s singles semi-final.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAge is just a number: West Indies pacer Cecil Wright set to retire at 85Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 16:17 IST Cecil Wright set to retire at 85 (@uppermillcc)HIGHLIGHTSCecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in AshesWright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados sideWright has also revealed about his eating habitsWest Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright or Cec’ has finally announced that he will retire from the game in two weeks at the age of 85. Wrigh played with the likes of Viv Richards and Joel Garner and will become the oldest cricketer to play and retire from the game.Wright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados side with legends like Wes Hall and Sir Garfield Sobers. In 1959, he moved to England and played for Crompton in the Central Lancashire League. In the year 1962, he decided to stay back permanently in England and started his career as a professional cricketer.According to reports, Wright has grabbed 7000 wickets in his long career. He also took 538 wickets, in five seasons at a very impressive average of 27.Interestingly, Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.”I wish I knew the reason for my longevity, but I couldn’t tell you what it is,” Wright told The Daily Mirror.Cecil Wright, who has decided to bring down the curtains on his career on September 7, has also revealed about his eating habits.”To be honest, I eat anything that’s going but I don’t drink much, just the odd beer,” he said.”And I keep fit, although these days I use my age as an excuse to miss training. I find keeping active helps to ease aches and pains.””I don’t like to sit still and watch TV, I would rather have a walk or potter about in the garage”.advertisementAlso Read | Ashes 2019: James Anderson steps up recovery from injury ahead of fourth TestAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow west indiesFollow Viv Richardslast_img read more

first_imgF1 legend Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for ‘secret treatment’Former F1 world champion Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since a skiing accident five years ago that left him with severe head injuries and in a medically-induced coma for several months.advertisement Next Reuters ParisSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 12:58 IST Michael Schumacher remains motor racing’s most successful driver. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSF1 great Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital for treatementAs per a French newspaper, he would undergo treatment based on stem-cell transfusionSchumacher remains motor racing’s most successful driver, with a record 91 grand prix winsFormer Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment” earlier on Monday, Le Parisien newspaper reported.Schumacher turned 50 on Jan. 3 but has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in the French Alps five years ago that left him with severe head injuries and in a medically-induced coma for several months.Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon, Le Parisien said, without citing its sources.The French newspaper said the former champion would undergo treatment based on stem-cell transfusion by French surgeon Philippe Menasche.A spokeswoman for Schumacher did not immediately return a request for comment.Schumacher remains motor racing’s most successful driver, with a record 91 grand prix wins. He won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before five in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.In January his family released a statement saying he was in “the very best of hands”.Also Read | F1: Charles Leclerc ends Ferrari’s 9-year wait for Italian GP winAlso Read | Italian GP: Charles Leclerc puts Ferrari on pole at Monza amid last lap farceAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Formula OneFollow Michael Schumacherlast_img read more

first_imgThere is a lot to learn from Rohit Sharma: Cheteshwar Pujara after duo lead India to dominanceIndia (IND) vs South Africa (SA) 1st Test Day 4: Cheteshwar Pujara heaped praise on Rohit Sharma saying it was a joy to watch him bat. Hitting sixes is his strength, he has excelled in white ball cricket, said Pujara.advertisement Next Press Trust of India VisakhapatnamOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 23:54 IST India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) Cricket Live Score, 1st Test Day 4: Players in action (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia batted 67 overs in their second innings to declare at 323 for 4Cheteshwar Pujara also felt that it won’t be easy for batting on a fifth day trackRohit Sharma’s batting is pure entertainment and Pujara couldn’t agree moreSenior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that Indian team timed their second innings declaration in such a manner that they didn’t have to start with a soft semi new-ball on the fifth day of their first Test against South Africa.India batted 67 overs in their second innings to declare at 323 for 4, leaving South Africa with a near-impossible chase of 395 with an hour on fourth day and full fifth day for batting. South Africa finished at 11 for one in nine overs bowled in second innings.Asked if the timing of declaration was right, Pujara said, “It was. We did not want to bowl too many overs because we wanted to keep the ball hard for start of day five. You don’t want to end up bowling too many overs and once the ball gets soft, it gets slightly easier to bat.””We picked up a crucial wicket (Dean Elgar). So as a team, we are happy with the way things went today,” said Pujara, who scored a crucial 81 and shared an 169-run stand with twin centurion Rohit Sharma.Pujara also felt that it won’t be easy for batting on a fifth day track.”Hopefully, on day five, this pitch wouldn’t be easy to bat on and there will be a little more assistance for spinners. We have already seen that the pitch offers variable bounce, so the fast bowlers will also come into play. I think so there is enough rough for spinners and the cracks will open up bit more on day five,” India’s ever-dependable No 3 said.advertisementPujara is expecting Ravindra Jadeja to exploit the roughs as certain deliveries have either kicked up or stayed low from the spots created.”There will be more bounce for the spinners, from the rough. If we see the variable bounce for Jaddu (Jadeja) in that delivery against Elgar, I think the ball hit the crack and kept little low. So if there is variable bounce, I think the spinners will enjoy hitting the ball on the cracks. But fast bowlers will be difficult to play on these cracks,” said Pujara.Pujara changed gears after the first drinks break of the afternoon session. He had made eight runs off his first 62 balls before unleashing an all-out attack on the struggling South African spinners. His 148 ball-81 comprised 13 fours and two sixes.On a pitch where Rohit batted with ease, the more conventional Pujara, found it difficult to score quickly.”It was a difficult pitch to bat on. It was not easy to rotate the strike and it was not easy to time the ball well and especially with my game and the kind of shots that I play, I was finding it little difficult early on. I knew that I once I was set, I will able to know the pace of the pitch.”Once I knew that (pace of the pitch), I actually changed by point of impact little later on. Yes, earlier on it was bit difficult but once I realized that, I played a few shots and obviously with the same technique.”Rohit batting at an impressive strike rate also helped Pujara to settle down. Talking about Rohit’s batting and his second hundred of the series, Pujara was all praise.”The way Rohit was batting, I felt we were scoring at a decent pace and I could take some extra time to settle down. He batted really well in the first innings also but in the second innings, situation was different. (Especially), to play all those strokes that he did on this wicket.”Our partnership was crucial. Our communication was good as he we have batted together since our under-19 days.”Rohit’s batting is pure entertainment and Pujara couldn’t agree more.”It was a joy to watch him bat. Hitting sixes is his strength, he has excelled in white ball cricket. The way he hits sixes is incredible and and as a Test batsman, who wants to improve his ODI and T20 cricket, there is lots to learn from him. Especially, when it comes to hitting the ball out of the park,” added Pujara.Also Read | Vizag Test: Vernon Philander feels South Africa ‘still in with a shout’ vs IndiaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ind vs SAFollow Cheteshwar Pujaralast_img read more

first_img The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Editors’ Recommendations 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Warning: you needn’t be a necktie aficionado to appreciate Glendon Lambert’s neckwear, though you might feel like one after donning one of its sublimely knit ties. Rare indeed are ties that feel this soft and textural, yet such are the mainstays of this newcomer Brooklyn-based brand whose original textiles and patterns feel at once vintage and new and luxurious without being precious. Hardy but not overly casual, its neckties to pocket squares also carry more versatility than its peers, giving the brand its currency with the more casually dressed set. As it turns out, founder Glendon Breismeister (above) is just getting started (there are plans for shirts and leather goods), so we recently tracked the designer down to talk plans, rules of style, and modern luxury.How often do you wear neckwear yourself? ​All of the time. It’s why I got into this industry. I wanted more variety in color and texture and couldn’t find it on the market already. I wear neckties tied simply in a four-in-hand knot all the time. My necktie is not in the way because my blazer is never unbuttoned and I breathe freely because my tie is loosely knotted at my neck. My personal style and look is me. It’s not uptown or downtown but more Town and Country​-meets-Met gift store design section. It’s not subversive or angry ​and I jokingly refer to it as populist intellectualism: everyday wearable luxury that is smart. I rock a faux suit—color trousers and a matching colors blazer with gold buttons. I think it straddles the line of sport casual and really formal. Gold buttons are classic Americana but they are slightly obnoxious and there is something really funny about it to me.Well, what are three rules you want guys to know about ​neckwear and pocket squares? ​Ditch the white shirts and go for color. Let your neckwear do the matching for you.Button-down collars are for sailors and Jai-alai players and should be avoided.Pocket squares should be stuffed into your breast, change or back pocket with little to no thought. They should never be pressed or made into origami shapes. If the back or greige good side of the square is showing, it’s a good thing.We hear you were in the wine and spirits biz before men’s accessories. How did you become so savvy with textiles and creating ties by hand?I knew my ties had to stand out in some way when I began and that many menswear designers started out with neckwear. For me, this meant not only making neckties but also designing my own fabrics. (At the time, I thought it was cheating if you bought a bolt of fabric and then had it cut at a local factory and just threw your label on it.) Creating my own textiles has evolved from season to season, and though we’re not quite Liberty, I continue to design and present a couple of custom fabrics textiles every season. These original fabrics are always our bestsellers.My influences run the gamut: I grew up looking at my architect father’s coffee table books featuring the best of midcentury modern design, which gave me an appreciation for clean lines (which never go out of style.) Post-modernism, though, offers me the safe clean sensibilities while also indulging my desire for ornamentation. That is my design aesthetic: casual but finished, simple but unique. I make products that I like and always have. Product design for me on a more macro level is a reaction to, against, and love affair with what I saw and experienced growing up in Connecticut, now reinterpreted with the urban influences and experiences I have stepping outside my building every day in Brooklyn.In addition to designing my own fabrics with some of the best mills in the world, I believe our sourcing of other textiles adds a richness to the story each season. This season you’ll see silks and cashmere along with fine woolens—all are presented formally, finished with our custom Indian silk shantung lining and loop, but come from far places like Mongolia and also close to home in Mexico. Our ties are all made by hand near our home in Brooklyn, using traditional four fold slip stitch construction. At no point do the ties get run through or pressed by machines. Our commitment to quality, hand-made American manufacturing is the cornerstone of our business. We are cool but not hip.There’s a story and sophisticated process behind everyone of your fabrics. Tell us, for example, how your signature “birds on a wire” pattern happened.One of the first fabrics I made was a silk jacquard that had polyamide knots woven in and out of the face. I was inspired by birds sitting on the telephone wires out in the street but also the sneakers hanging right next to them. An English mill specializing in couture textiles helped me in creating and realizing the fabric. I drew a sketch of birds on the telephone wire—literally on a napkin—then we worked together for weeks to come up with the final fabric. When this type of creative and collaborative dialogue leads to a great final product, it’s particularly satisfying. We run it once every other year and is one of the few things you’ll see pop up again for me.What are some other special fabrics you offer?One of the custom fabrics I designed this season and that is arriving in stores right now is an amazing raw silk from England. It was woven in one of the best and oldest silk mills in the world. The stripes and color combinations are a little more progressive than the ’60s repp tie, but it is nonetheless a classic repp tie at the end of the day.So all your neckwear showcases new textiles, i.e. nothing is vintage even though they might have that vintage feel? ​Any vintage feel can be attributed to a focus on texture that I love, be it a bouclé or even a knit. Any worn appearance can be attributed to the casual nature of the fabric. I think it’s the contrast of these casual fabrics against the fine silk tipping that is part of the attraction.You’re also expanding into shirts and leather bags and each one of these product expansions is unique.We have a hybrid shirting program called man about town shirting that provides modern tailoring as well as unique colors and fabrics to match my neckwear. Linen year-round is a big thing for me, but the real gem here is the hidden placard slits and button-down option you’ll find hidden underneath the collar, giving you the option to play dress up in the office everyday or to always be casual with no buttons or collars. And it’s a classic unstructured shirt with a straight cut bottom with 2-inch side vents. I love the colors offered in the shirt—from dark solids perfect for fall and dusty hues for the spring if you’re still wed to the idea of seasonal shades. I bring my love of color and shade as well as the reaction to scale you see in, say, some of the abstract toile neckwear I present back to accessories and apply it to the other new product launch we had in 2014 (the Lost Weekender upright duffel). The North-South Carryall is a weekender or hold-all. It is inspired by the classic heritage leather bags seen throughout the market, but luxurious notes of suede, contrast color lining, and rolled handles show a real style that you won’t find in any slim brief out there today.You make men’s accessories look easy. Based on your experience, can anyone get into the biz? ​I think you have it right: anyone can get into men’s accessories, but staying is hard and thriving is even tougher. The package in my opinion has to be complete: finding a compelling voice, showing continuity in design and creativity season after season. Confidence in yourself and passion for your product have to be at the forefront of your process. Knowing what makes me different from the 16 kids that just moved into Brooklyn who are ​​making neckwear with ​an active Instagram ​account is important. I love product and design from menswear to home goods to furniture, and that will always keep my creative side nourished.So is the plan to open a shop?A brick and mortar “clubhouse” is a long-term plan. Curating and designing a conceptual yet homey design-driven space here in Brooklyn for Glendon Lambert would be amazing.Did you ever think what you’d do if you weren’t designing neckwear?I love furniture design. It all speaks to me,​ even the stuff I don’t like—from art nouveau to atomic mid-century. But mid-​century modern and art deco are favorites and the idea of what these designers were trying to present to the world at that time really amazes me, and to see that same vision and those ideals being realized in the better contemporary work out there today amazes me. Jaime Hayon is a favorite.Any other plans you have?Starting next season we’ll be showing Glendon Lambert to new markets globally and all the while, of course, I will have one eye on the market and new product. I place many of my product finds into my book: a compilation of what I believe to be the best or most interesting products out in the market. They’re often not the most popular, running the gamut from home goods to clothing apparel all the way to hardware. This is what you’ll find in my Instagram feed as well—an endorsement of products, not just menswear highlights but other brand highlights, notable artists or architects that I connect with. I will spare you “sunset in NYC” posts.last_img read more

first_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Previous Next Previous What we liked:This rack is incredibly light, due to its all aluminum construction at just 34 pounds (and only 44 pounds when adding on the third bike option). Unlike previous models, no tools are needed to install or remove from vehicle. It allows for the third bike option in the 1.25” model. The rack tilt mechanism is large and easily accessible. It accommodates bikes of all sizes (including fat bikes) and the locking system secures both wheels and frame to the rack.What we didn’t:While lighter, this rack is larger than previous tray racks from Yakima. The tilt lever can be difficult to operate. The locking arms utilize very small buttons to operate. This rack is limited to bikes that weigh 40 pounds or less.Thule T2 Pro XT – $579Features:Easy to install and remove the rack with the tool-free AutoAttach systemCarrier easily folds when not in use and tilts away from vehicle for rear access due to the HitchSwitch leverLock bikes to the rack and secure the rack to the receiver with the integrated cable lock and lock knobEliminate bike interference by adjusting side to side to create generous spacing between bike mountsSecure bikes quickly without frame contact with the frame free ratcheting armIdeal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, and fat bikes as it fits 20 – 29” wheels and up to 5” tires without adaptersCarries 2 bikes (can be expanded to 4 with the T2 PRO XT 2-Bike Add On) The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Next What we liked:The dual shepherd’s hooks hold the bike from the top of both tires (this is the only rack in this roundup that had this feature). This feature made it quick and easy to load and unload bikes. The rack can be tilted away from the car to allow access to rear storage. The rack locks to the car and the integrated locking system locks bikes to the rack. It is the most economical rack in this group without skimping on any features found in similar racks.What we didn’t:Only holds up to 4” tires but does have the option for purchasing separately the fat tire wheel holders. The expandable four bike option (sold separately) is only available in the 2” model. This rack also affords less adjustability between varying sized bikes, which could cause some interference with certain models.Küat NV 2.0 – $629.00Features:Adjustable front tire cradle systemRe-designed pivot with optional foot assistFully integrated cable locksTrail Doc includedFront tire ratchet design with intuitive releaseRear tire strap features co-molded strap to protect wheelsNo-tool install with hand tight hitch cam systemPremium gloss metallic powder with water transferred logosHitch lock includedApproximately 50 pounds Previous Editors’ Recommendations What we liked:We loved the built in bike stand for trail-side repairs. As this feature clamps to the top tube of the bike, it doesn’t work for all frame designs. The integrated locking mechanism is available for each bike. Like a few others in the roundup, this rack will hold bikes weighing up to 60 pounds each. The ratcheting arm held the front tire in place securely. The wheel trays are adjustable to prevent bike interference. The release mechanism for raising and lowering the rack was hassle free and tilted enough to allow access to rear cargo area.What we didn’t:This was the most expensive rack we tested. While expandable to carry 4 bikes, it is only available in the 2” model. The rear wheel attachment point didn’t have as much cupping as I would have preferred but all of the bikes we tried remained secure during transport.Final Thoughts:We love the hitch mounted tray racks. The price for these racks is much more of an investment that other options, but the ease and convenience is worth the price tag. Things to consider when investing in these racks include:All rack in this roundup ranged from $470-$629Spacing between bikes (this is a personal preference and depends on your quiver of bike options) and the level of interferenceSecurity of bikes while on the rack. No locking mechanism is completely theft proof and we recommend taking that into account when traveling. We personally carry our bikes into our room when traveling and staying overnight.Check the access option for your particular vehicle and whether it will work when loaded. The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together 1 of 3center_img 1 of 4 1 of 2 What we liked:Unlike others in the roundup, this rack is expandable to hold four bikes. Bike interference can be eliminated by adjusting the side to side feature. Clicking the HitchSwitch lever allows easy access to rear gate as the rack tilts downward. The ‘V’ shaped cradles wheels of all sizes and the arm secures the bike to the rack. While rack weighs more than the Dr. Tray, it accommodates 20 pounds more per bike (60 pounds versus 40 pounds).What we didn’t:This rack weighs almost 20 pounds more than the lightest rack in this roundup. The T2 Pro XT can carry up to 4 bikes with Bike Add-on (sold separately – $419.95) but it is only available for 2” receivers. Additionally, if desiring to carry the maximum 4 bikes (with add-on), the entire setup will cost $1,000.RockyMounts Splitrail – $500Features:Lightweight chromoly and aluminum construction44 pound assembled weight makes it the lightest expandable hitch rack available (2″ only)SplitRail Single Bike Add On expands 2″ model to carry 3 or 4 bikes (sold separately)Fits bikes with 20-29″ wheels and new “Plus” size tires. 48″ max wheelbase4″ of side-to-side tray adjustment for simple and easy loading and unloading of bicyclesNo tools installation onto vehicle, Simply install hitch pin, lock, and tighten cam systemProprietary anti-wobble mechanism eliminates virtually all rack movementIntegrated cable lock secures bikes to rack, locking hitch pin secures rack to carIncludes wall mount storage hook Previous Bike racks have continued to evolve as the bikes they are designed to transport perpetually change. The array of racks is as varied as the cars they are designed to fit. The list includes roof, trunk and hitch-mounted racks.Many vehicles come equipped with hitch receivers, and it not, after market models can be installed on even the smallest of vehicles. Hitch receivers are available in one of two sizes: 2” and 1.25”.For this particular roundup, we focused solely on the hitch-mounted tray racks. These racks are designed utilizing a clamping arm to hold the front tire to the tray while a small strap secures the rear tire.Advantages of this style rack include: Being easy to load as they are closer to the ground, they are able to hold almost any style and size bike, and hitch-mounted bike racks potentially decrease wind resistant since the bikes are in the rear of the vehicle. On the other hand, these racks can be more expensive, are heavier, and some can limit access to the rear cargo area when loaded.Here is our list of 5 bike racks (in no particular order) to get you to the trailhead this season and beyond.Yakima Dr. Tray – $579Features:Securely carries 26” to 29” wheels and tires up to 5” wideUp to 18” space between each bikeQuickChange lever provides tool-free adjustment while bikes are loaded, minimizing the potential for bike-to-bike interference.Easy-to-use RemoteControl tilt lever and lightweight, aluminum design makes raising and lowering the rack a breezeTool-free locking SpeedKnob™ for a secure and easy install to your vehicleSKS cable lock system for each bike secures both wheels and frame40 lbs weight maximum per bike (80lbs total)Carry a third bike with the EZ+1 (sold separately – $229). Weighs 9 pounds. What we liked:This relatively lightweight rack becomes more noticeable when adding Add On components for additional bikes. We loved that the rack comes with a wall mount option for storing the rack when not attached to the car (this beats the option of laying on the garage floor). The ratcheting hook for the front tire remains firm once in place and we never questioned the safety of the bikes when traveling. Also, the rack had zero wobble while in motion.What we didn’t:While the rack is expandable to hold up to 4 bikes, that option is only available in the 2” model. Also, to eliminate interference between bikes, the rack has 4” of side to side adjustment with there different bolt positions. However, this requires unscrewing each tray from its attachment point, which is best done at home as opposed to on the road (note: once adjusted, it works perfectly if carrying the same bikes consistently). The integrated locking mechanism is only long enough to secure the frame to the rack.Saris SuperClamp EX – $470Features:  Dual wheel-clamping hooks  Lightweight, yet mighty! Weighs only 35 pounds, and is rugged enough to carry 2 bikes, up to 60 pounds each.  Features integrated locks and reflectors for extra security and visibility, day and night.  Tilting feature allows hatch access, even when fully loaded, and folds up when not in use.  Sleek and compact design holds 2 bikes on a single bar. Next 1 of 5 The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Next Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipeslast_img read more

first_img 8 Best Backpacking and Camping Flasks for the Trail and Beyond Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather Based on land mass alone, Canada is the second largest country in the world — but leave it to Canadians to devise an interconnected network of trails to explore the totality of that massive area on foot. Just in time to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial (the country’s 150th anniversary), The Great Trail has been completed and is now officially the longest continuous recreational trail system in the world. On August 26, authorities announced that the last piece of The Great Trail was finally in place. It stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean — a span of 24,000 kilometers (about 15,000 miles) across 13 provinces and territories. Outdoor lovers can now walk, hike, bike, ski, or ride a horse from coast to coast to coast. Officials point out that about one-quarter of the trail’s length follows waterways, so hikers will need to prepare for canoeing and kayaking at various spots along the trail. But, for outdoor lovers, that’s certainly not a bad thing.Interactive Map/The Great TrailThe Great Trail was 25 years in the making and represents an astounding feat of engineering that dwarfs other long-distance trails (the Appalachian Trail comes to mind). To create this impressive network, existing trails were stitched together with newly cleared and developed land. Individual segments will be governed by hundreds of different authorities and government organizations, all working in concert.Most noteworthy is how the trail affects the country on a cultural level. The Great Trail’s completion connects a staggering 15,000 Canadian communities. It’s the perfect way for resident lovers of the outdoors to easily venture farther from their hometown. In addition to touching the country’s most famous natural highlights, like the world record-setting tides of the Bay of Fundy and the stunning Gulf Islands in the west, it also affords travelers a more straightforward way to explore Canada’s more remote reaches. The trail, for example, touches dozens of First Nation Inuvik communities in the vast Arctic tundra.The Great Trail is free for all to explore. Before setting out, we’d highly recommend making advanced preparations via this interactive map.center_img Canada Officially Completes the World’s Longest Continuous Trail System, The Great Trail Close If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Backpacking Gear for Men to Get You on the Trail in 2019last_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market As of 2018, I’ve spent 10 years as a long-term traveler. Most months, I’m traveling more than I’m at home. In that time, I’ve learned a great deal about humility, patience, kindness, compassion, and the world as a whole. It might seem trite, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Travel has indelibly changed the way I see the world and how I move through it. Here, in no particular order, are the 14 best travel tips I’ve learned from a decade on the road.Patience Is Indeed a VirtueAmericans — as a native New Englander, I certainly include myself here — are very, very high-strung. However, if you spend any considerable time on the road, travel has a way of beating the impatience and intolerance out of you. If you’re going to survive an extended time away from home, you have to let the little things go. Trains don’t always run on time; flights are too often canceled; and your Airbnb host at that amazing, once-in-a-lifetime villa in the Azores is going to never show up. You have to roll with the punches and be ready to accept a Plan B (or Place C … or Plan X).Embrace the EmbarrassmentYou will make an ass of yourself — maybe often — in any destination worth visiting. The world is full of new languages, new cultures, and new ways to eat soup that don’t jive with your own. You’ll visit a good many places where, every time you zig, everyone else seems to zag. You’ll stand out, and people will notice. But you’ll be surprised at how few people take the time to call you out on it. In fact, some will even take pity on you as an outsider and politely offer to help.Backup, Copy, RepeatHow often do you check the batteries in your smoke detector? If you answered, “Every month, just like the fire department recommends,” you’re either lying or a nerd. Backing up your data is no different. Everyone knows they should make backups and duplicates of everything that’s backup-able and duplicatable. But how many actually do? Backup your photos and your smartphone reasonably often, before and during your trip. Make digital backups of your essential travel documents — namely your passport, travel insurance policy, and anything else that makes sense — then email and deliver physical copies to someone you trust.Say Hello, Wave GoodbyeNo one expects you to speak and pronounce their native tongue flawlessly (except maybe the French … kidding). But making an effort goes a long way. Try to speak the local language, even if it’s just a few words. You’ll be amazed at how much this simple gesture can endear you to locals. They might laugh, but they’ll appreciate the attempt. Duolingo (available for iPhone and Android) is a good place to start.The World Isn’t Out to Get YouDanger, explosions, war, and famine make sexy media headlines. There’s a reason mainstream and social media are in a constant tizzy over all four. But the fact is, the world just isn’t that scary. Sure, no one sane is recommending you honeymoon in Syria, celebrate your birthday in the Congo, or take a leisurely sea cruise off the Somali coast. Of the more dangerous destinations I’ve visited, the crime most likely to befall tourists is petty theft. And while it sucks to lose some cash or your laptop, it’s not the end of the world, and it’s not the all-out violence portrayed on television. Just spend the extra money on a proper travel insurance policy, and you’ll be well covered.Eat the Local FoodIn 10 years of travel, I’ve suffered food poisoning only twice. I’m fairly certain both cases were from naively eating hotel food. If you’re not an adventurous eater, that’s one thing. But if you love trying new things — especially new cuisines — go where the locals go. Eat where the locals eat, and, yes, that includes street food. Be reasonably selective, and find the spots that are packed with locals at lunchtime. Any establishment that attracts a large, reliable crowd is probably safe to try.Step Outside Your Comfort ZoneIf you’re not growing, you’re stagnating. Travel offers the chance to try new and alien things. The fastest way to get off the beaten path and try something new: don’t eat hotel food, ignore the guidebooks, and get (at least a little) lost intentionally. If you’re relying entirely on TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, and Google Reviews, you’re living someone else’s vacation. Ask around — especially waiters and cab drivers — for what they recommend you see, do, and eat. Just be sure to dig deeper. Sometimes they default to giving tourists the tourist-friendly answers they think they want to hear. Let them know you want a legit locals-only experience.Slow Down, GrasshopperYears ago, I spotted a pair of young girls planning a trip to Ireland. They were sprawled out in the back of a bookstore with maps, guidebooks, and their own notes discussing all the places they would see. The list included seemingly every major landmark, town, city, pub, and sheep farm on The Emerald Isle. It looked to be an epic summer journey. When I asked how long they were planning to travel? Ten days. Don’t do this — don’t overplan. If you do, I promise you’ll see more of the inside of your rental car or the local trains than you will of your destination. It might kill you to visit Europe and not see France and Italy and Germany and Spain and, oh, the Portuguese wine country. However, slow travel is infinitely more rewarding. Zero in on one, maybe two, destinations (preferably proximate to one another) and dive in for your entire one- or two-week vacation.Pack Much, Much LessPack everything you think you need, then take half out. If I had to list my top five tips for traveling easier, smarter, and (literally) lighter, this would be Nos. 1, 2, and 3. If you ever find yourself packing something because you might need it, leave it out. Odds are you won’t. Unless you’re traveling somewhere very, very remote, you can buy it when you get there if it turns out you need it after all. Few people enjoy making lists, but packing apps are also a simple and efficient way to streamline your packing game like a pro.… and Plan Much, Much Less TooIt’s tempting to want to squeeze every last hour out of your trip. Most people plan their vacations with enough sightseeing to last from sunrise to 11 p.m. If this works for you, by all means, go for it. But there’s something to be said for serendipity. Allow wiggle room in your schedule to check out a random restaurant recommended to you by a local, or take a day hike that’s not in any of the guidebooks. My favorite travel experiences are always the ones I didn’t plan in advance.Carry a Cash StashWhile Americans luxuriate in a credit card-friendly society, most developing countries still rely on cold, hard cash. If you’re visiting a well-worn tourist destination, plastic might be all you need. But veer a bit off the beaten path, and you’ll find many mom-and-pop shops only accept paper currency. For a typical two-week vacation, carry an emergency stash of a few hundred dollars in U.S. 10s and 20s. Make sure they’re not ripped, torn, or otherwise defaced, as some cultures won’t accept them.Pack a Bandana or ScarfMy most useful, versatile, and cheap piece of travel gear has been a black bandana that I paid less than a dollar for. It works as a scarf to keep my neck warm in the cold, as protection from the heat in warm weather,as a makeshift “sack” at stores where plastic bags aren’t an option (an increasingly common occurrence), an eye mask for the plane, a towel for cleaning up a late-night spill in the dark … the list goes on.Write It DownTravel is exhilarating. With the right frame of mind and an adventurous spirit, you might see and do more in two weeks away than in an entire year back home. At the time, you might think that it’s all so amazing, how could you ever forget any part of it? But unless you have a photographic memory or a mind like a steel trap, you will forget. Details fade over time. Photos are a great way to memorialize it all, but there’s something about keeping an old-school journal that feels raw, real, and more connected to the travel experience. I highly recommend Field Notes or Moleskine’s entire line.Splurge on Noise-Canceling HeadphonesYou might think fancy noise-canceling headphones are a marketing ploy or an unnecessary luxury, but if you’ve ever experienced the sheer bliss of tuning out a crying baby on a long-haul flight or an Olympic-caliber snorer in the hotel room adjacent yours, then you know what I’m talking about. Bose used to lead the pack in noise-canceling headphones, but you don’t have to shell out $300 for the name-brand cache. Sony is a great, affordable alternative. Here are the best options on the market. How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home How to Support the Teachers in Your Lifelast_img read more

first_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to just pack everything up and move to a log cabin in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle of life? Who hasn’t thought about that from time to time might be the real question. Seriously, though, what about it doesn’t sound great? Peace and quiet, the rustic beauty of the cabin, the chance to wear flannel 24/7/365?As you might be able to tell from the above daydreaming, is that you’re not alone. The log cabin — the myth of it as much as the actual reality of the log cabin as a structure — has been an integral part of the American identity for, well, forever. But why, exactly? What about log cabins make them so damn important in the minds of Americans?In his new book, The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History, Andrew Belonsky tackles just that subject, breaking down for everyone the who, what, where, when, and why of log cabins.Right from the get-go, Belonsky dives into the obsession, writing, “Most Americans have a fondness for the log cabin, but not many understand why.” We like it, we love it, we want more of it, and we always have, apparently. This obsession is nothing new and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.From the people who lived in what were called log cabins, but were really just dugouts with some rough cut logs over them because that was all they had, to those that basically turned Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral home that wasn’t actually his ancestral home (and we won’t even get into the fact that logs from the Lincoln cabin and logs from the Jefferson Davis cabin were intermingled amidst showing them around the country) into a traveling showpiece of Americana, to the lumbersexuals that tramp through the streets of Brooklyn lamenting that the Double IPA from their favorite craft brewery doesn’t taste the same since they sold out to the Man, Belonsky covers them all in fascinating detail.For Belonsky (and for the nation as a whole), he writes, the log cabin is “Omnipresent, respected, and already imbued with transformative powers, [it has] remained the perfect American origin story for North and South Alike.” It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, part of your makeup as an American, Belonsky infers, is thanks in part to log cabins (even if the only part there is consists of trips to the Ponderosa Steakhouse, which was named after the Ponderosa Ranch that the Cartwright family lived in on the show Bonanza.)There are plenty of highlights and good times that encompass the log cabin in our history and this book could easily only cover them — who doesn’t love a good slug of log cabin syrup, after all? — but Belonsky does well to make sure that readers are able to see that, while we idolize the log cabin — hell, we’ve placed it on a pedestal that is made of smaller log cabins — there is also a dark side to things. Slavery. Subjugation. Deforestation. These topics (and more) are all part of the narrative, just as much as Honest Abe. In order to fully understand why we’re obsessed, Belonsky argues, these deserve equal representation in the story. The log cabin, he continues, “is a prism that reflects and refracts the American story. From one angle, it’s the key to a new future, the driver of incomparable, almost incomprehensible national expansion and wealth; from another, it’s the imprisonment and displacement of millions.”Heavy stuff, but not stuff you can ignore, no matter how light and happy you want things to be.Log cabins are great and all, you might be saying at this point, but this is still a history book. History. Sure, it’s got tons of awesome pictures from archives across the country that show the wide range of interpretations of log cabins since they were first built here on the shores of the great US of A, but it’s history for a reason. That’s where we’ll stop you, because this doesn’t feel like a history book in the classic, dusty, I slept through this class in high school and I’ll do it again sense. Throughout, Belonsky maintains a light, somewhat comical tone, juxtaposing contemporary phrases (“Why is the log cabin such a B.F.D. in the USA?” and “Remember the lesson from earlier about haters? Well, this Davy craze wasn’t without its detractors: Crockett truthers, if you will”) with the subject matter at hand.What we’re saying, ultimately, is this book is as enjoyable as playing with Lincoln Logs was when you were a kid. (Lincoln Logs, by the way, were invented by John Lloyd Wright, son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.) Belonsky does well to highlight the myriad connections we as a culture have to the log cabin and reminds us that even if we wanted to, say, escape into the woods to get away from it, we wouldn’t be able to get away from the idea of the log cabin (and if you ask us, we’re more than okay with that).You can buy The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History here. Once you’ve done that, then it’s probably time to build your own. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabinlast_img read more

first_imgIf you don’t have a pair of good blue jeans in your wardrobe, allow us to explain exactly why you should remedy that as soon as possible. This classic style staple is rooted in workwear, worn by miners and prospectors, and it’s evolved into something that can be worn by, well, everyone. The best men’s blue denim can be as sharp and dressy as your favorite suit pants or as casual as you want ‘em to be. Best of all, they’ll work with plenty of your favorite men’s style essentials To start, here are the pairs we love and wear often.Buck Mason Slim Fit Jeans in 3-Month Wash – $175Modeled after a pair of jeans worn endlessly one of the brand’s founders, the handsome 3-Month Wash Slim Fit Jeans from Buck Mason are every bit as stylish and essential as the brand’s perfect T-shirts and durable outerwear. If we were you, we’d wear these jeans with a denim shirt from Buck Mason too.Shop NowLevi’s Made & Crafted 511 Jeans – $148Levi’s Made & Crafted takes what you know and love about Levi’s then amps it up with premium quality and a vintage-minded touch. Such is the case with the Mid Stonewash Jeans seen here — wear ‘em with a grey crewneck sweater and brown leather sneakers for casual fall weekend vibes.Shop NowMadewell Men’s Skinny Jeans in Medium Wash – $128Yes, that’s right, the women-centric Madewell just launched a men’s line focused on essential, must-have basics done in an accessible-yet-elevated fashion starting with, among others, these nicely tailored jeans in a pleasingly casual medium wash. Featuring a blend of cotton and poly, plus elastane denim from Cone Mills, these jeans can be counted on to work this season (and beyond) with staples like a crisp white Oxford and an olive military jacket.Shop NowFrank And Oak Dylan Slim Raw Selvedge Jeans – $119The team at Frank And Oak has your basics covered (and then some) with these sharp, well-cut, slim selvedge jeans. They also feature a handy amount of stretch so you can wear them alongside a tan herringbone blazer and a white Oxford with ease.Shop NowUniqlo Slim-Fit Stretch Selvedge Jeans – $50A great pair of stretch selvedge jeans under $50? Uniqlo delivers once again. Wear these as often as you please, preferably with all other manner of toned-down basics from Uniqlo.Shop NowOuterknown Ambassador Slim-Fit Selvedge Jeans – $148As much as we love ourselves a great pair of denim, the industry can be notoriously harmful to the environment. That’s where the Ambassador Slim-Fit Selvedge, made using the highest possible ethical and environmental standards, comes into play. They’re also guaranteed for life and made at the world’s leading sustainable denim factory.Shop Now A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Editors’ Recommendations Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall last_img read more

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble Editors’ Recommendations Nothing dries out your hair and skin like the dreary months of fall and winter. Wind, cold, and indoor forced-air heating all do a number on the derm. Dandruff acts up, your face gets flaky, and, oh, your poor beard! Never fear, because there are a number of great beard oils out there that will keep your whiskers looking fresh and moisturized all year long — and if you’ve never used a hot oil beard treatment before, you’re missing out.We asked master barber Michael Haar to fill us in on the benefits of such an application and his top product recommendation: the Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment.“It’s an intense, nourishing treatment for even the wiriest, driest beards. It hydrates, nourishes, repairs, and promotes healthy growth, using ingredients such as glycerin, eucalyptus oil, and aloe. It will leave the beard healthier and softer, feeling invigorated, and smelling great,” he says.The Manual: Tell us more. How long does your beard have to be? Do you need a full fluffy beard or can you treat scruff? Michael Harr: You can use the Hot Oil Beard Treatment on a long, full beard or scruff. Simply adjust the amount of oil you use – half a vial or so for a shorter beard, and a full vial for a long, full beard. The oils are super nourishing and promote healthy growth, so they help the beard grow in smooth and hydrated, and help repair and condition fuller beards in need of some extra TLC.TM: Can you describe, from start to finish, how to use Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment in order to get the best results?MH: To use, immerse the product vial into a bowl of hot, but not boiling, water for one minute. Next, dampen your beard with warm water and rub oil into the beard, working the treatment from the root to the tips. Leave the treatment on for at least two minutes and then rinse thoroughly. TM: Is the treatment good for the skin underneath your beard?MH: The Hot Oil Beard Treatment contains many ingredients that are valuable to the skin, like aloe, which soothes, moisturizes, helps promote healthy hair growth, and protects; and glycerin, a humectant, which helps draw in, and protect from loss of, moisture.TM: What can you tell us about the scent? MH: The Hot Oil Beard Treatment has a warm, woody scent of cedar wood and Mediterranean cistus (rock rose) with a hint of fresh and invigorating menthol and eucalyptus.TM: How often should you condition your beard with hot oil?MH: You should condition your beard as needed. Be sure to ask your barber how dry or brittle your beard feels to them. Very wiry beards may need to be conditioned with hot oil every week or so, but others may only need to apply it once every couple of weeks.Other Hot Oil Beard Treatment RecommendationsAs Haar points out, the magic behind a hot oil beard treatment is the heat. You can just easily use a standard beard oil and repeat the process that Haar details above. To help you find the perfect potion for your precious locks, check out some of our favorite beard oils below. (You can find a more detailed list here.)If you’ve never used a beard oil before, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. You want a treatment that hydrates, nourishes, repairs, and encourages healthy hair growth with natural essential oils that won’t irritate your skin. You’ll also want to steer clear of any oils that are too fragrant, as the smell will linger in your beard for a long time and can cause some serious sniffles if you’ve got allergies.Kiehl’s Beard Oil – $27If you’re an experienced beard oil user, you probably have resorted to an oil that doesn’t leave your facial hair or skin feeling greasy and suffocated. After all, heavy oil usage leads to clogged pores and unhealthy skin. Kiehl’s beard oil, however, does the opposite. Its lightweight formula helps you put forth your best face by softening coarse hairs, depleting the risk of itchiness, and gently exfoliating the skin underneath your beard to promote healthy growth and an unbearable shine. And, the blending of cedar, eucalyptus, and sandalwood oils offer a complex, woodsy aroma that will tickle your nostrils in the best way.Shop NowThe Mailroom Barber Co. Beard Oil – $21Ethically sourced and handmade in its barbershop in South Carolina, The Mailroom Barber Co. beard oil features three invigorating, manly scents (pipe tobacco, tea tree, and Appalachia). Instead of warming a few drops between your hands, run it through the hot beard oil treatment we described above and watch the oil go to work. Featuring oils like castor, almond, and grapeseed, this oil restores the skin’s natural moisture balance, helps heal irritated and itchy skin, as well as prevents premature signs of aging.Shop NowEvery Man Jack Beard Oil – $8Every Man Jack’s sandalwood beard oil is crafted out of naturally derived oils that will soften and condition any untamed beard, jack. The sandalwood beard oil smells different than its sandalwood shampoo and body wash, but we actually enjoy this cocktail more – it’s light, yet stays potent for a lasting period. Highlighted essential oils include safflower, argan, and borage, while the added shea butter works deep for extra conditioning and a great shine. If you’re looking for an oil that packs as much punch as any other oil without the price tag, Every Man Jack is in an incredible value.Shop NowRanger Grooming Co. Fragrance Free Beard Oil – $13The fragrance-free beard oil from Ranger Grooming Co. is a great option for the guy who wants a conditioning treatment that’s affordable and 100 percent natural. With only two ingredients (organic jojoba oil and Moroccan argan oil), this quick-acting oil moisturizes and calms even the coarsest whiskers, and, it works even better warm. Shop NowCanYouHandlebar Premium Beard Oil – $19Wisdom Beard Oil by CanYouHandlebar is for the man looking for a pungent, woodsy fragrance. Made with olive, grapeseed, Vitamin E, apricot and essential cedar oils, this conditioning treatment not only keeps your beard healthy and dandruff-free but also produces a great earthy musk.Shop NowThe Blades Grim Beard Oil – $13Handmade in the U.S., the Beard Oil from The Blades Grim is a full-bodied elixir that’s ideal for taming knots and calming any skin irritation from combing. Mixed with several oils, the liquid gives off a distinct fireplace scent that is both warm and inviting.Shop NowAlberto V05 Hot Therapy Oil – $5You only have to dive into Alberto’s V05 hot therapy treatment once a week, but its rich formula of five vitamins (E, B5, H, C, B3) and proteins will make your beard feel like soft and smooth like it was just taken through a spa routine for hair. It’s an old-standby for head hair beauty enthusiasts, but its excellent formula is designed to work with all types of hair, be it curly and tangled or straight and mangled. It should be just as effective with your facial hair as it is for the hair on your head. The result? Strong, soft, supple, and absolutely sightly.Shop Now How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beardlast_img read more

first_imgMarriott Bonvoy invites members to explore the world with its leading hotel portfolio DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2019/ — Marriott International ( today unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – and reflecting the unmatched benefits, single loyalty portfolio and experiences announced last year. Marriott Bonvoy is built on the belief that travel enriches us all and has the power to enrich the world. Marriott Bonvoy launches on February 13 when the logo and branding begins rolling out across all consumer touchpoints, including on property, marketing and sales channels, digital, mobile and co-brand credit cards, bolstered by a multimillion-dollar global media campaign starting in late February. “Marriott Bonvoy marks an evolution in travel because it represents more than a loyalty program,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International. “Marriott Bonvoy is a travel program designed to bring to life our extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 129 countries and territories, while also providing endless inspiration for members to keep traveling and pursuing their passions.” Linnartz continued, “Represented by a simple, bold and modern logo, Marriott Bonvoy is welcoming and optimistic. Our 120 million members have access to the world’s leading hotel portfolio at the best room rates and member benefits, as well our collection of Moments experiences that bring exploration and discovery of the world to the forefront.” Beginning on February 13, Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments will become Marriott Bonvoy Moments, which together with Marriott Moments will feature approximately 120,000 experiences in 1,000 destinations available for purchase or by redeeming points. In addition. In addition to accessing locally relevant sights and excursions, such as hiking into glacial Patagonia, desert treks on camelback in Morocco or cruising to Vietnam’s timeless floating villages, members can indulge in once-in-a-lifetime experiences like cooking alongside renowned chefs Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert, or honing football skills in a master class with Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Throughout 2019, Marriott will bring Marriott Bonvoy to life with a series of experiential events for members taking advantage of the company’s marketing partnerships with iconic brands including the NCAA and the FIA Formula One™ World Champions, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, as well as through sponsorships such as the Oscars®, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival, The Hong Kong Sevens and The PGA Tour World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship. On August 18, 2018, Marriott launched one loyalty program with unified benefits under its three legacy loyalty brands — Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG.  On February 13, the combined program completes its integration under one name, Marriott Bonvoy. With Marriott Bonvoy, members will have access to Marriott’s portfolio of diverse brands including the largest collection of lifestyle and luxury properties. Whether it is sun-soaked overwater bungalows at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, mountain-side resorts nestled against ski slopes like at The Westin Resort and Spa Whistler, beachfront properties hugging pristine sands like at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, to iconic urban towers offering panoramic views like at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, or former palatial residences like The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Venice); Marriott Bonvoy provides members an unparalleled offering of experiences together with the opportunity to earn desirable member benefits. Since Marriott introduced the unified loyalty benefits under Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG last August, members have been able to seamlessly book stays and earn and redeem points across the entire portfolio and achieve Elite status faster with new Elite tiers. Members now earn on average 20 percent more points per dollar spent. The launch of Marriott Bonvoy will introduce two new names for previous Elite status tier names:Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite will replace Platinum Premier Elite for members who surpass 75 nights.Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite will replace Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador. This top Elite status tier recognizes members who surpass 100 nights and more than $20,000 in spend annually. These members enjoy the highest level of personalization with a dedicated ambassador to help plan their travel and cater to their needs one-on-one. Marriott Bonvoy will usher in a new mobile experience. Members using either the SPG or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards apps are encouraged to download the current Marriott app now which will automatically update to become the Marriott Bonvoy app on February 13. The SPG and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards apps will be deactivated on that date. Members can learn more about Marriott Bonvoy at where they also can watch a short video describing the new brand. To download the media kit including images and video, please click here ( To learn more about the loyalty program benefits, please visit  About Marriott Bonvoy:Marriott Bonvoy ( is the company’s new travel program built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Comprised of a portfolio of extraordinary brands where you can earn and redeem, as well as offering approximately 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the travel program enables members to explore the world in pursuit of their passions. Under Marriott Bonvoy’s five Elite tiers, status is more achievable than ever. With a single currency, earning and redeeming points is faster and simpler, and members can accelerate the points they earn with Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit card from Emirates NBD and Mastercard® in the UAE. When members book direct on they receive all the perks that come with Elite status, including, free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. In addition to featuring a powerful travel program, also offers 30 extraordinary brands to book, endless experiences and the best available rates. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here ( Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram ( read more