first_imgPSG to compete with Juventus for Man Utd outcast Paul Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are expected to compete for Manchester United outcast Paul Pogba in January.The Daily Star says United’s £89million Frenchman has become such a divisive figure in the dressing room that club chiefs are ready to flog him less than three years after making him the most expensive player in the world.Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with the midfielder, 25, and it is understood United are planning to cash in on him next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as boss.The feeling is it is best to part ways now – to help Mourinho turn the season around and ensure any prospective new boss does not inherit the problem.Juventus are in contact, though Paris St-Germain are also sure to join the bidding. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid to use Bale to beat Man Utd for Pochettino dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are ready to use Gareth Bale as a bargaining chip in talks with Tottenham for manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Daily Star says Spurs want £45million at least in compensation for Pochettino, who is also a top target for Manchester United.Sources close to Real suggest they will give Spurs the first option to buy back the Wales international on the cheap – if it paves the way to lure Poch to Madrid.Certainly, the prospect of Bale, 29, returning to the club he left five years ago for a then-world record £85m would be a tempting one for Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy.Re-signing the three-time Champions League winner – even at a reduced price – would be a significant statement going into their first full season at the new White Hart Lane. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino: Brahim Diaz has quality, magic and personalityby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed new arrival Brahim Diaz from Manchester City.Los Blancos completed the signing of the 19-year-old from City on Sunday evening and he was presented on Monday.”It’s a special and exciting day,” Perez said.”We are working to strengthen the present and the future with talent of the highest quality.”Brahim Diaz has special talent, the values of this club, quality, magic and personality.”He dreams of winning with this club.”He has chosen this club ahead of other big clubs that wanted to sign him and the Madridistas are going to realise why he came here.”Perez also turned and addressed the player directly.”You’re coming from a friendly club like Manchester City,” he said.”You are arriving at the most demanding club in the world and it will require all your determination.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMan City plan Sterling extension to warn off Real Madridby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaheem Sterling is eyeing a move to Real Madrid in the summer, per journalist Alex Kay-Jelski.The reporter, who has very good sources at City and with Sterling’s camp, believes that Real are serious about signing the English winger.Sterling is only 24 and has emerged as one of the best and most consistent players in the Premier League.He has come on leaps and bounds since manager Pep Guardiola took over at the club, helping them to two Premier League titles in a row.While Real are serious in their interest and Sterling would fancy the move, the source also claims that City will offer him a bumper new deal to convince him that his future lies in Manchester.City would loathe to lose Sterling, given he is one of their most prolific attacking players. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCody Riley dunks so hard the rim breaks.YouTube/Marcus WilliamsFew basketball players have the raw power to destroy a basketball hoop with a dunk. Add 2017 power forward Cody Riley to that small fraternity. The 6-foot-7 five-star out of California went up for a big slam at this weekend’s 2015 Summer Block Party, and brought the rim down with him. Try not to be impressed by the raw power here—it is impossible. Riley is rated as a four star player by Scout and five stars by Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN. His impressive list of suitors includes offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, UCLA, and USC. He is also receiving interest from Duke and Kentucky.[Scout]last_img

first_imgCardale Jones swings and misses at a softball.Twitter/@STN_Sports Every year, NCAA member schools have to self-report dozens of violations, the vast majority of which are quite inane. Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern reports that the school reported 29 minor violations, six of which came from the football program. The most interesting of them centers on quarterback Cardale Jones’ attendance as a celebrity softball game hosted by Cleveland Browns star Joe Haden.Cardale Jones and Prime Time at Joe Haden’s Celebrity softball game pic.twitter.com/tYUaV2G0Gk— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 6, 2015In one case, an OSU football player was told that he was neither permitted to participate in nor attend the Joe Haden Celebrity Charity Softball game in Cleveland on June 6. However, on the morning of the event he called his position coach and was told he could attend the event but not participate.Because the school had not provided written approval to attend, a violation had occurred. An OSU spokesman could not confirm the identity of the player, but redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones was documented to have attended the game.In response to the violation, a letter of education was provided to all football coaches and staff emphasizing the rules regarding promotional activities, as well as reviewed with football student-athletes.Braxton Miller’s Instagram photo promoting AdvoCare from the spring was also included in the report. It should be noted that there should not be an repercussions for minor offenses like these, but it is always interesting to look at the things that are deemed violations by the NCAA. Many of them are pretty ridiculous.[The Lantern via Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

first_imgjaron blossomgame seals win over Duke with a dunk.ESPNJust when you thought ACC basketball couldn’t be deeper, Clemson is throwing its name in the ring with an incredibly impressive win streak. The Tigers, picked to finish 12th in the league, have now won four straight against Florida State, at Syracuse, vs. Louisville, and now vs. Duke. Star forward Jaron Blossomgame led the way for the Tigers with 17 points, none bigger than the dunk which put Clemson up 66-63. Duke could not score on the ensuing possession, and Clemson held on for a 68-63 win.#SCtop10 Clemson ballin tonight #DidDukeWin.com pic.twitter.com/pt9xWRieDZ— Asher Lucas (@AsherLucas) January 14, 2016(Click here for a better video, via ESPN.)With a 4-1 record in league play, the Tigers are making some serious noise.Brad Brownell has now beaten Syracuse, Louisville, & Duke back-to-back-to-back. That deserves a free meal folks. Palpable buzz at Clemson.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 14, 2016The court rush left something to be desired, however.That moment when you watch Clemson beat Duke… @kendallsilvers pic.twitter.com/1eAQh7L9FF— James Mattos DeHart (@MattyIceBaller) January 14, 2016Clemson is now 11-6 overall, and seem to be improving by the game. This is not a bad year at all for Clemson Tiger fans.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)North Carolina officially has its new head football coach, as the Tar Heels have hired former Texas coach Mack Brown, who previously coached in Chapel Hill.UNC announced the hire this morning.“Mack Brown has a proven record of building great teams, and he doesn’t just develop football players – he also develops people of strong character,” said Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. “He knows how to win championships, and he expects his student-athletes to win in the classroom and community, as well. We are excited about his plans for our football program, and I am thrilled to welcome Coach Brown and wife Sally back to Chapel Hill.”Brown has been out of coaching for five years, but he’s been working as an analyst for ESPN and has been putting his name out for several coaching openings.Details are starting to emerge from Brown’s contract.North Carolina has reportedly given him a five-year deal.“Mack Brown will receive a 5-year contract at UNC, source told @WatchStadium. Brown will be officially introduced as Tar Heels coach at noon today,” Brett McMurphy reports.Mack Brown will receive a 5-year contract at UNC, source told @WatchStadium. Brown will be officially introduced as Tar Heels coach at noon today— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 27, 2018Brown released the following statement:“Sally and I love North Carolina, we love this University and we are thrilled to be back,” Brown said. “The best part of coaching is the players – building relationships, building confidence, and ultimately seeing them build success on and off the field. We can’t to wait to meet our current student-athletes and reconnect with friends, alumni and fellow Tar Heel coaches. We thank UNC’s Board of Trustees, Chancellor Folt and Bubba Cunningham for supporting our return to the Carolina family.”last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury.LUBBOCK, TX – OCTOBER 18: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during game action against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 34-21.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)USC’s new offensive coordinator, Kliff Kingsbury, revealed this morning that he was “close” to taking another major job before joining the Trojans.The former Texas Tech head coach said on The Dan Patrick Show that he nearly accepted an offer from Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams.“I really have a ton of respect for Coach McVay and what he’s done. Great dude who treats people the right way, innovative on offense, high energy. I would’ve loved to see, on a daily basis, how he does things and would’ve tried to contribute anyway I can. But just felt like this was the right spot for me at the right time,” he said.Kingsbury has been linked to other NFL jobs, too.FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that NFL teams might try to pluck Kingsbury from USC before he coaches in a game.Kingsbury, though, says the USC opportunity was too good to pass on.“I played in [the NFL.] I’ve been fascinated by that League… But this opportunity was too great to pass up with the talent we have [at USC.] It’s a great city to work and live in,” he said.”I played in [the NFL.] I’ve been fascinated by that League… But this opportunity was too great to pass up with the talent we have [at USC.] It’s a great city to work and live in.” – @KliffKingsbury on @dpshow— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 17, 2018We’ll see if that ends up being the case.If NFL teams are actually really interested in Kingsbury, it’ll be tough for him to stay put.last_img read more

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN’s computer model has released its initial rankings for the 2019 college football season. The Football Power Index rankings are out.Clemson comes in at No. 1 in the new Football Power Index rankings. The reigning national champions are the preseason No. 1 for the second year in a row.“Clemson is predicted to be better than every other team in the country, so it makes sense that we’re forecasting the Tigers to have a dominating edge over every other team in the conference. The ACC is thin on upper-tier teams. In fact, after Clemson, it has basically … nothing.Clemson is more than 17 points per game better than every other team in the ACC. Our conference and playoff projections won’t be out for a couple of months, but it’s safe to say that the Tigers’ outlook for both of those will be awfully strong,” ESPN writes.Most of the usual suspects are at the top of the rankings, too. Alabama comes in at No. 2 and Georgia is No. 3.What team is projected to be the worst in college football, though?UTEP is getting that honor. The Miners are coming in at No. 130 in the rankings following their 1-11 season in 2018.The worst Power 5 team, meanwhile, is projected to be Kansas. Les Miles certainly has his work cut out for him.last_img read more

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season kicks off on August 24, but there won’t be any Big Ten teams in action until a few days later. Let’s take a look at who each of the league’s 14 members will be opening with.The first game of the bunch will feature Minnesota vs. South Dakota State on Thursday, August 29. The Golden Gophers are being picked by some to be the best team in the Big Ten West this year.On Friday, August 30, there will be four more Big Ten teams in action, as Michigan State takes on Tulsa, Wisconsin takes on South Florida, Rutgers takes on UMass and Purdue takes on Nevada.Saturday, August 31 will feature the rest of the games – Maryland vs. Howard, Illinois vs. Akron, Indiana vs. Ball State, Nebraska vs. South Alabama, Ohio State vs. FAU, Penn State vs. Idaho, Northwestern vs. Stanford, Iowa vs. Miami (OH) and Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee.Northwestern is the only Big Ten team that is not favored in week one. Stanford, at the moment, is a 6.5-point favorite in that one.Week two will feature the first actual Big Ten vs. Big Ten game when Iowa and Rutgers do battle.The 2019 college football season will kick off when Florida and Miami meet on August 24.last_img read more

first_img Both the athletic department for Florida State and Boise State are monitoring the incoming weather.Florida State released a statement, saying “We continue to be in contact with the Governor’s Office, our partners in Jacksonville, and Boise State’s athletics department. At this time there is no change in the status of the game.”FSU statement regarding potential weather issues: We continue to be in contact with the Governor’s Office, our partners in Jacksonville & Boise State’s athletics department. At this time there is no change in the status of the game. We will provide an update Thursday morning.— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 28, 2019Hurricane Dorian is projected to strike Florida this weekend, which could then cause trouble for the Seminoles. The fear would be that Jacksonville – the host site of the game – gets hit with tropical-storm-force winds.It’s still too early to tell, but this will be developing story to watch for the new few days.Stay tuned for more updates on Florida State’s season opener. A general view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 01:General view of Doak Campbell Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)Florida State’s first game of the fall is currently scheduled for this Saturday. However, Hurricane Dorian could potentially impact the team’s season opener.The Seminoles are looking to put last season’s shortcomings behind this weekend. Another year under Willie Taggart’s belt should go a long way for the program.Week 1 won’t be easy for Florida State as it faces off against Boise State. Well, that is if the weather holds up for the game.As of right now, the plan is for the Seminoles and Broncos to hold their season opener on Saturday. The next update for the status of the game will be available on Thursday morning.last_img read more

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 09:16 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Huawei P30 Pro will be announced for the Indian market at an event in New Delhi.Huawei will also launch the mid-range P30 Lite alongside the flagship phone today.The Huawei P30 Pro is the company’s flagship smartphone that brings premium, high-end specifications.After unveiling the P30 series in Paris last month, Huawei is all set to launch its flagship smartphones in India on Tuesday, April 9. The Huawei P30 Pro will be announced for the Indian market at an event in New Delhi. Huawei will also launch the mid-range P30 Lite alongside the flagship phone today. The event will kick off at 11.30am and you will be able to watch the live stream via Huawei India’s official YouTube channel.The Huawei P30 Pro is undoubtedly the star of the show as it touts a quad camera setup that includes a revolutionary Periscope zoom camera that allows for 5x optical zoom. The P30 Pro also brings a waterdrop AMOLED display, gradient colour design, in-display fingerprint sensor, Kirin 980 chipset and a long-lasting battery, among other things. The P30 Lite, on the other hand, is a stripped down version of the P30 that retains the design but offers mid-range hardware to make it affordable.Huawei P30 Pro and P30 Lite expected price in IndiaThe Huawei P30 Pro is the company’s flagship smartphone that brings premium, high-end specifications. Naturally, its price is also expected to come a premium as well. In European markets, the P30 Pro is has been priced starting at EUR 999 (approx Rs 77,800) for the 8GB/128GB variant going up to EUR 1,249 (approx Rs 97,300) for the 8GB/512GB model.Huawei will likely announce the regular P30 as well, which gets most of the same features as the Pro model but loses out Periscope and ToF cameras. The Huawei P30 is priced at EUR 799 (approx Rs 62,200) for the single 6GB + 128GB variant. Following their launch, the P30-series will go on sale via Amazon India.advertisementThe P30 Lite was launched a few days ago in Canada with a mid-range price of CAD 429.95 (approx Rs 22,100). These prices give us an idea of what they will cost in India, but Huawei could price them more aggressively in the country in order to compete against Samsung and Apple.Huawei P30 Pro specificationsThe Huawei P30 Pro sports a 6.47-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) OLED display with a droplet notch to house a selfie camera. The phone gets a 3D curved glass on the front and back for a premium look and feel. The P30 Pro is offered in Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal gradient colours that have been inspired by nature.The biggest highlight of the P30 Pro is its quad camera setup that includes a 40MP primary camera with 1/1.7-inch Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor and f/1.6 lens, a 20MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and a ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping.The regular Huawei P30 differs from the Pro model as it gets a triple camera system that includes a 40MP f/1.8 wide-angle camera, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.Both the Huawei P30 Pro and P30 are powered by a Kirin 980 octa-core chipset. The phones also run on Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1 on top and support 40W Super Charge technology. The P30 Pro gets a 4,200mAh battery, while the P30 gets a smaller 3,.650mAh battery.Huawei P30 Lite specificationsThe Huawei P30 Lite is a budget version of the P30 flagship. It also brings a waterdrop display and gradient colours to keep in it in line with its more premium brothers. However, the hardware has been downgraded to keep the price affordable. The P30 Lite sports a 6.15-inch FHD+ (2312×1080) LCD display and is powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Android Pie with EMUI 9.1 on top.The P30 Lite gets a triple camera setup on the back, but the sensors aren’t the same as what you get with the P30 Pro. The P30 Lite gets a 24MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the Huawei P30 Lite offers a 32MP selfie camera placed within the notch. The handset houses a 3,340mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging.ALSO READ | iPhone XR vs iPhone 8: Which is the best iPhone to buy at Rs 60,000?ALSO READ | How Facebook is gearing for Lok Sabha Elections 2019ALSO READ | Huawei P30 Pro: 50x zoom camera, gradient design and 3 more features to get excited aboutGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HuaweiFollow android Huawei P30 Pro set to launch in India today: Specs, expected price and how to watch livestreamHuawei will likely announce the regular P30 as well, which gets most of the same features as the Pro model but loses out Periscope and ToF cameras. The Huawei P30 is priced at EUR 799 (approx Rs 62,200) for the single 6GB + 128GB variant. Following their launch, the P30-series will go on sale via Amazon India. advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgXiaomi Redmi 7A goes official with Snapdragon 439, 4000mAh battery, 13MP AI rear camera and moreThe product shots and the official specs sheet reveal that the Redmi 7A is a big upgrade over the Redmi 6A. Considering Redmi’s past records we believe the entry-level phone will hit the Indian stores very soon.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 15:45 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi 7A announced in China.Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is yet to reveal the price of the Redmi 7A.The Redmi 7A succeeds the Redmi 6A that was launched last year.Ahead of the Redmi K20 launch on May 28, Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has announced an entry-level phone called the Redmi 7A. As the name suggests the Redmi 7A succeeds the Redmi 6A that was launched last year. As of now, the Redmi 7A has been announced in China, but considering the company’s past records we believe the entry-level phone will hit the Indian stores very soon. Notably, the complete specs of the Redmi 7A have been revealed by the company but the price still remains a mystery. The Redmi 7A price is expected to be official on May 28 at the launch event of the Redmi K20.The product shots and the official specs sheet reveal that the Redmi 7A is a big upgrade over the Redmi 6A. As far as the specs are concerned the Redmi 7A comes with a 5.45-inch IPS LCD HD display and offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. Sadly, unlike other Redmi 7 series phones including the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi 7, the all-new Redmi 7A includes very thick bezels on all sides. There’s no notch on the phone. The interesting bit is the phone comes with P2i nano-coating that makes the phone water splash proof.On the hardware front, the Redmi 7A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. It is a good news that Redmi hasn’t used MediaTek chipset to power the Redmi 7A, unlike the Redmi 6A. To recall, the Redmi 6A comes with a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC. The Redmi 7A is backed by a 4000mAh battery. Well, this Redmi phone sadly has no Type C support. So users will need to use Micro USB port to charge the phone. The Redmi 7A also includes triple card slot that can be used to put two SIM cards and one microSD card. The storage space can be expanded up to 256GB storage.advertisementAs far as the camera setup is concerned, the Redmi 7A sports a 13MP AI based camera on the back panel and 5MP selfie shooter on the front. The rear camera setup of the Redmi 7A includes several camera features like AI beautification. The front camera too comes with several AI based camera features like AI Beauty camera, AI Background Blur and supports AI Face Unlock. Glad to see face unlock support on the Redmi 7A. Notably, there’s no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as was also the case with the Redmi 6A.As noted at the beginning of the article, Xiaomi Redmi is yet to reveal the price of the Redmi 7A. The official price of the Redmi 7A will be revealed on May 28 at the launch event of the Redmi K20.ALSO READ | WhatsApp rolls out sticker notification on Android smartphonesALSO READ | Google Pixel 4 could feature a button-less designALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 price may start at around Rs 20,000, predicts analystGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow Xiaomilast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India New Delhi/SrinagarJune 14, 2019UPDATED: June 14, 2019 22:11 IST The Kargil War will also be remembered for the determination and daring junior leadership, Army said | File Photo: ReutersA number of events have been planned by the Army in Delhi and Dras in Jammu and Kashmir next month to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, officials said on Friday.The anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27.”However, as part of the build-up to the main event, numerous activities have been planned to be organised all over the country from the first week of July,” an official said.The celebrations in the national capital begin on July 14 with the illumination of a ‘Victory Flame’ from the National War Memorial here, which would traverse through 11 towns and cities to finally culminate at Dras where the flame will be merged with the eternal flame at the ‘Kargil War Memorial’, he said.The torch relay team will conduct educational and patriotic talks and will interact with the prominent personalities and students in various educational institutes, the Army said in a statement.The events include expeditions by the units, which participated in the Kargil War, to their respective battlefields at super-high altitude locations such as Tololing, Tiger Hill, Pt 4875, and special national integration camp for NCC cadets hailing from various states and Union territories of the country.The event will last for 12 days in Leh. Essay and drawing competitions are being organised for school children all across the Ladakh region with thematic topics.”The Year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in Kargil War with pride, honour and inspiration,” the Army said.advertisementThe Kargil War will always be remembered for its strategic and tactical surprises, the self-imposed national strategy of restraint in keeping the war limited to Kargil-Siachen sectors, and the swiftly executed tri-services military strategy and plans, it said.The Kargil War will also be remembered for the determination and daring junior leadership and the raw courage of our jawans at the tactical level, Army said.The 20th anniversary of the victory is being celebrated with the theme ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’, it said.”We ‘remember’ our martyrs, by revisiting the sacrifices and instilling pride and respect among us, we ‘rejoice’ by celebrating the victory in Kargil and we ‘renew’ our resolve to safeguard the honour of the tricolour,” the Army said.The objective of these celebrations is to evoke a feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst the youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldiers.The events are planned to highlight the stories of valour by our brave soldiers and rekindle the pride among the youth of the country, inspiring those who were too young and those who were not yet born, to form part of the nation’s resolve.”Kargil Vijay Diwas is a special occasion for the people of Ladakh. People of Ladakh shall be participating in the run ‘Ek Daud Shaheedon Ke Naam’ which would include the citizens from the remotest corner of the region and the brave war veterans from far-flung villages of Ladakh. Popular sports and competitions like polo and archery for the local populace are scheduled along with other festivities,” the statement said.A T-20 cricket championship is being organised in the Ladakh region in the NDS Memorial Stadium which is situated at an altitude of 11,500 ft.The event is also aimed at nurturing the cricket talent among the youth in the region. The tournament will see teams from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, ITBP and local clubs from the entire Ladakh region, the Army said.A wreath memorial ceremony will be organised at the ‘Kargil War Memorial’ in Dras on the Kargil Vijay Diwas (July 26 to honour the Bravehearts who laid down their lives during the ‘Operation Vijay’, it said.In Delhi, a ‘Commemoration Ceremony’ is being organised at the Manekshaw Centre, where a panel discussion with war veterans and serving officers will be organised.The event will be followed by ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas Evening’, a cultural extravaganza, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on July 27.The nationwide campaigns will have numerous activities to evoke the feeling of nationalism and patriotism, and remember the sacrifices by soldiers, the Army said.Also Read | J&K Police rallies behind its brave officer battling for lifeAlso Read | An-32 crash has no survivors, says IAF after two days of rescue operations in ArunachalAlso Watch | Balidan Badge row: Will ICC bow to Dhoni?advertisementFor 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 bySrijit Das Tags :Follow Kargil anniversaryFollow Indian Army Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th-anniversary celebrations: Victory Flame to be taken from Delhi to DrasThe anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Asian News International LondonJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 16:38 IST Steve Smith speaks up about Virat Kohli’s support. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli asked the crowd not to boo Steve Smith during the India vs Australia World Cup gameSteve Smith appreciated Virat Kohli for his ‘lovely gesture’Australia sit on the top of the points table and will now face Bangladesh on June 20Australian batsman Steve Smith has termed as ‘lovely gesture’ the support he received from Virat Kohli during their recent World Cup clash, while revealing that the crowd’s booing did not bother the former Australia captain.”Yeah, it was a lovely gesture. It doesn’t really bother me what the crowd do to be perfectly honest, I’m just sort of blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from Virat, that’s for sure,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Smith as saying.Smith just made a return to his national team after serving a year-long ban, which was handed out to him for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal last year. Therefore, during the match between India and Australia in the premier tournament on June 9, Steve Smith faced ‘cheater, cheater’ chants from the Indians fans. However, Kohli signalled the crowd to applaud Smith and not jeer at him.India won by 36 runs and after the match, Kohli admitted that he apologized to Smith on behalf of the fans.Australia’s win against West Indies was the most doubtful win as the former was on just 38 runs after the loss of four wickets. However, Smith’s 73 runs off 103 balls and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 92-run inning from 60 balls helped set a target of 289 runs, which they later defended and won the match by 15-runs.Smith talked about his slow inning and said: “We spoke after the first [warm-up] game against West Indies, and one-day cricket you’ve got to really adapt to the conditions and sometimes you may need to play like a Test match and sometimes you may need to play like a T20. I know the situation a lot of the time, it’s about summing it up and playing according to what needs to be done out in the middle.”advertisementAustralia sit on the top of the points table and will now face Bangladesh on June 20.Also Read | We are improving with each game: Aaron Finch after Australia crush Sri Lanka in LondonAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Finch, Starc star as Australia top table with big win over Sri LankaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs Australia World Cup 2019: Steve Smith speaks up about Virat Kohli’s supportSteve Smith called the support, he received from Virat Kohli during Australia and India’s recent World Cup clash, a ‘lovely gesture’, even though the crowd’s booing did not bother him.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgOther Galleries 6 images Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is as much an eye pleaser as an exotic McLaren supercarOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTechnologyTechnologyGallery Image: Image: Caption: Galaxy A50 gets a triple camera setup – 25-megapixel primary sensor with F1.7 lens + 5-megapixel F2.2 depth sensor + 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter. The Galaxy A30 gets a dual 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel wide-angle setup, the second having a wide-angle lens. The Galaxy A10 gets a single 13-megapixel camera at the back with F1.9 aperture.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A series gets the new Prsim colour treatment. In simple words, that’s the new gradient colour scheme that Samsung has adopted for its 2019 smartphones. Unlike the Galaxy S series, the rear panel is made of plastic.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 join the Galaxy M30 as the only phone in Samusng’s lineup with the Infinity-U display. These phones sport the Super AMOLED display that renders images at full HD+ resolution.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A50 gets an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor. This is different from the ultrasonic sensor found in the Galaxy S10 series. The face unlock feature relies on the front camera and doesn’t come with any IR sensor.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 come with a 15W fast charger in the box. Both these models come with a USB-C port as well. Both the phones also get a 4000mAh battery.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The entire Galaxy A series runs on OneUI based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The OneUI has been so far restricted to the flagship Galaxy S series phones as well as Galaxy Note series devices. OneUI comes with an inbuilt system-wide dark mode.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: SamsungandroidsmartphonesSource type: photogalleryShort description: The new Galaxy A series now starts from Rs 8,490 and brings some premium glossy design as well as reasonably powerful specifications. The Galaxy A50 gets an in-screen fingerprint sensor and a triple camera setup.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d42b36c584a11564652396_1467323_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 18:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Njg4Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg2ODEiXX0=770×433: Short Headline: Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30 in pictures: Feature-rich midrange smartphones that turn headsApp headline: Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30 in pictures: Feature-rich midrange smartphones that turn headslast_img read more

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 8 Best-Smelling Solid Colognes for Men 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Topanga Canyon was made famous in the 60s as the seat of drop-out, counter-culture. It’s a large stretch of creek-carved California beauty just outside Malibu where Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Mick Fleetwood and John Densmore (of the Doors) all preferred to settle. Neil Young wrote music here; so did The Mama’s and the Papa’s, and it even had its own art movement called Semina (think stoned collage making.) If you didn’t know all of that, you probably got a good taste of Topanga Canyon in the 1969 classic Easy Rider, which was less a backdrop and more a character itself. If you can forget that Charles Mansion also sadly called this place home, Topanga Canyon is the picture of blazin’ California Freedom.And now thanks to Juniper Ridge, the scent of Topanga Canyon has been whiskey-distilled and captured in a bottle. The company’s founder, Hall Newbegin, describes the limited run aroma like this: “It’s Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl on an old car radio and the hills exploding with sticky green life.” Called Topanga Canyon, Green Earth Rising, the image Newbegin paints, is an olfactory snapshot from the famed canyon taken this past April, and is a musky but floral concoction consisting of wild-foraged sage, lilac, fresh spring plants and rain-wet oak gathered by the Juniper Ridge gang.It’s a welcome and calming scent that hits the spot, especially since after a winter that was so unyielding. It comes in four, hand-numbered and very limited different products—312 oil based perfumes (.5oz, $75), 304 alcohol based colognes (1oz, $65), 296 solid colognes (.5oz, $55) and just 308 wonderful wilderness beard and face oils (2oz, $45)—which as far as we know, is the first oil for beards from the Juniper Ridge gang. Fall in love, but not too hard because the same batch won’t be coming around again.Topanga Canyon is available June 1 at Juniperridge.com. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

first_img How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Today we speak to Tommy Hall, General Manager of Halls Chophouse, one of Charleston, South Carolina’s most lively and quality restaurants and the premiere steak house in the city.Hall has lived in Charleston for the past seven years, where his passion and dedication to serving his family business takes priority in his life. His father opened Halls Chophouse in 2009.Tommy moved from Dallas, Texas where he served as general manager of Del Frisco’s Eagle Steak House for six years. In addition, Tommy worked as a production assistant for ABC Sports in New York and was sales manager for Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood in St. Louis. Tommy graduated from Clemson University in 2001 and joined Hall Management Group in 2009.He has an extremely driven mindset and believes hard work is the key to success. In addition to spending time with friends and family, Tommy really enjoys improving his golf game in the Lowcountry and watching sports games on the weekends. Finally, discovering great food and great wine in Charleston never gets old for him and remains one of his favorite ways to spend his free time.Hall was kind enough to offer his very simple top three tips on cooking the best steak:Buy the best quality beef (it helps to tip your butcher).Season with salt and pepper onlyTry medium-rare for the best flavor.As for Tommy’s personal style:Jeans: Banana RepublicShirts: EtonPants: Under ArmourSuits: Hugo BossShoes: Cole Haan Accessories: Nixon WatchOuterwear: Too warm in Charleston!Favorite Cologne: Gucci (all of them!)Your favorite App: Uber Favorite piece of technology:  iPhoneNext tech purchase: Apple Watch Graduate Hotels’ $400 Hall Pass Promises a Month of Unlimited Stays this Summer 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

first_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Image courtesy of Boutique-Homes.comSites like Airbnb and VRBO have proven the sharing economy is the future of travel. While these sites guarantee plenty of lodging options, finding the most interesting places to stay often requires hours of searching through hundreds, even thousands, of properties. Boutique-Homes.com eliminates that headache by offering only unique vacation rentals for lovers of design.The site’s primary search isn’t by location (though there is a world map, if you prefer), but rather by listing. It’s clear the intention is that where you stay should be just as interesting and important as your overall destination. The inventory varies widely and includes tiny homes, small boutique hotels, upscale vacation homes, and opulent, Pablo Escobar-worthy estates.Overall, we found it surprisingly affordable. For budget-conscious travelers, the “Chic & Cheap” category is a good starting point. Listings like this Alpine Austrian chalet or this rustic, minimalist, two-bedroom sea cabin on a Norwegian cliffside are available for a little more than $200 per night.Image courtesy of Boutique-Homes.com Image courtesy of Boutique-Homes.comIf you’re willing and able to split a rental with a handful of friends, your options become far more extravagant. This sprawling luxury villa in the Seychelles, for example, recalls the exotic, Hemingway-inspired African exploration days of the early 20th century. This elegant Provence estate (pictured above) blends Old World French charm with a boatload of modern amenities (an outdoor pool, tennis court, and multiple kitchens) and breathtaking views. While most nightly rates in this category start above $1,000, sharing the cost with others can put the price tag in reach of most mortal men.Other specialty categories include “Bring Fido Along” (pet-friendly rentals), “Glamping,” and “Extra Large” (for anyone planning an oversized gathering). The “By Architects” category is especially intriguing. Here, travelers can find vacation rental homes designed by famed architects (Frank Lloyd Wright among them) and up-and-comers. The rentals in the “Our Favorites” category reads like the pages of Architectural Digest, where every listing is more over-the-top and grandiose than the last.Boutique-Homes.com has property listings on six continents. However, as a “boutique” site, the inventory is limited compared to its mainstream competitors. It’s worth a look if you care more about quality over quantity.Feature image courtesy of Boutique-Homes.com. The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more