TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid chief Berta: Lucas wants to stayby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid chief Andrea Berta insists Lucas Hernandez won’t be leaving next month.The defender is a target for Bayern Munich.And Marca claimed that the German club would pay the defender’s €80m release clause next month. But Berta says: “I can’t say anything, you will have to ask [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge [about Bayern’s interest]. “Lucas told me he wants to stay with Atletico. Lucas is a very good player. He’s an important player.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: We’ll learn from Man City defeatby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno insists there’s no reason for concern after their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.The visitors were outclassed – especially after the dismissal of Willy Boly in the 19th minute.But Nuno reasoned, “We showed character, we were brave to stay in the game, always working hard, but we can’t stop all the chances for Man City.“We tried to have speed and to maintain the organisation, then play clearly on the counter attack.“You have to stay compact, knowing the result is going to be difficult. You have to work yourself until the end and my boys did it, so we must look ahead to the next challenge at home.”He continued: “We are learning every day, since last season. What we try is to concentrate on ourselves. We know that we must do better to compete against such a big and fantastic team.“There’s always a challenge for us. We can’t erase the game from our memories, but we’ll try because what is important is the next one.”
Man City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular footballby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game.Otamendi is the only healthy natural centre-back in the squad meaning Fernandinho, a regular midfielder, started in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.But Guardiola says because of their age he will have to call upon Kyle Walker and Rodri to play minutes at centre-back.”I didn’t have doubts [Fernandinho] could do it,” Guardiola said after City’s win on Wednesday. “Nico is 31, Fernandinho is 34 and the next alternative (Eric Garcia) is 18. For three or four months I don’t know what will happen.”Both were incredible tonight. Nico showed incredible personality after what happened in the previous game.”We need another solution — Rodri or Kyle Walker maybe — because they cannot play every game at their age.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Blaise Matuidi declared himself “really happy” at Juventus and confirmed talks over a new deal are ongoing with the Italian champions.The France international, used 42 times in all competitions by Juve last season, has entered the final 12 months of his existing contract.Matuidi has been a key player for the Turin giants since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and they are keen to tie him down to new terms. 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? Agent Mino Raiola has been left in charge of talks with Juventus, despite being handed a three-month ban by FIFA, and Matuidi has suggested he is willing to stay on beyond next season. “I am really happy at Juve. We never know what can happen in football but in the meantime, I am happy – my family, too,” he said at a news conference on Thursday ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Turkey. “Regarding my contract, I let my agent deal with it. So far, he has always done well. I do not know why it would suddenly change. I am not worried.”I talk to [Raiola] and everything is going well. Regarding the rest he will talk when the time is right. He’s the one who can talk about [his suspension]. It doesn’t prevent us from talking together. We’ll find the best solution.”Matuidi is coming off the back of a largely underwhelming campaign for Juventus, with the Serie A giants retaining their league crown but falling well short in the Coppa Italia and Champions League.But the 32-year-old, who started four times for France in last year’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia, is keen to take the positives out of 2018-19.”It was a season that was quite positive even if we wanted to go further in the Champions League,” he said. “It went quite well for me.”I played almost every game. I didn’t have any big injuries so I’m quite happy with my season. Obviously there were some ups and down but overall it was a good season.”France are currently top of their European qualifying group with two wins from their opening matches. After Saturday’s game with Turkey they travel to European minnows Andorra on Tuesday.
South American talents such as Luis Suarez and Marcelo have been La Liga mainstays for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, but the fact that they are even playing in Spain at all is seen as fortunate.La Liga have strict rules about how many non-EU players are allowed to play for each side, which obviously affects the way a club handles their transfer business if they are looking to coup players who do not hail from Europe.So what is the rule, why is it enforced and how do players and clubs manage to work around it? Goal takes a look. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? What is the non-EU players rule?In La Liga, each club is allowed five non-EU players, but are only allowed to name three non-EU players in each matchday squad.The term ‘non-EU’ refers to a player whose country of citizenship is outside of the European Union.Countries currently in the EU include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (at the time of writing).The figure drops to two non-EU players in Segunda Division (Second Division).Can non-EU players claim other citizenship?In La Liga, players can claim citizenship from a nation that their ancestors are from. Brazil international Philippe Coutinho was able to be granted Portuguese citizenship through his wife after he left Liverpool for Barcelona in in January 2018.At the time, Barcelona had reached their cap of the number of foreign players in their squad. Three of their January transfer window signings in Arthur Melo, Malcom and Arturo Vidal counted as non-EU players.However, since Coutinho had been married to Portuguese wife Aine for more than two years, he was able to meet the criteria to apply for Portuguese documentation. Doing so allowed him to play in the Spanish league as a Portuguese citizen rather than a Brazilian.Suarez went a similar route when he himself joined Barcelona from Liverpool. The Uruguay forward applied for Italian citizenship through his wife Sofia Balbi in 2014.Non-EU players can also, after five years of playing in Spain, claim Spanish citizenship, as was the case of Marcelo.Additionally, players who hail from ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group) nations that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement are not considered as non-EU due to the Kolpak ruling.What is the punishment for signing more than three non-EU players?Should clubs not comply with the rule, they could be punished with a fine or a transfer ban.How have other clubs dealt with the rule?Real Madrid had exceeded the foreign player quota ahead of the 2019-20 season, with an initial five non-EU players included in their squad.Eder Militao, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo will be registered as the three non-EU players, while Fede Valverde – originally Uruguayan – has claimed Spanish citizenship. Eighteen-year-old Takefusa Kubo, however, will have to wait to have a place vacated, and has been entered into Real Madrid’s reserve team Real Madrid Castilla.Last year, Vinicius Jr was registered in Castilla. This is allowed as according to Liga rules, U-23 players – or U-25 players with a professional contract – can switch between senior and reserve teams.Why does La Liga have the non-EU players rule?Much like the Premier League’s Home Grown Player Rule, where eight players in a 25-man squad must be ‘homegrown’, the non-EU players rule encourages clubs to nurture domestic European talent instead of constantly relying on the purchase of overseas talents.In the Premier League, however, the term ‘Home Grown’ simply means that a player must have been on the books of a club affiliated with the Football Association for at least three years before they turn 21. It does not mean that they have to be English.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers sit behind a sign in support of coaching prospect Scott Frost (not shown) during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska had one of the most disappointing opening weekends in the country, but not because they lost. They didn’t even get a chance to play.Lightning and rain wound up cancelling the Huskers’ opening game against Akron. The program could schedule another opponent later in the season to fill the void in the schedule.In the meantime, Nebraska fans will have to wait one more week for Scott Frost’s anticipated debut. The Huskers will play their first game of the season against Colorado this Saturday.In the wake of Saturday’s cancellation, a photo has been going viral showing just why the game had to be called off.Just look at this lightning.For those who were wondering why the Akron vs. Nebraska game was cancelled … (via @jeffbeavers13) pic.twitter.com/rBmyAl2Fmn— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 2, 2018No way Nebraska and Akron could have played under those conditions.The Huskers will hope for better weather when they play Colorado this weekend. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.ABC will broadcast the contest.
Yesterday, the NCAA announced it was forming a group to examine the organization’s “position on name, image and likeness benefits and potentially propose rule modifications tethered to education.” Potentially, the committee’s findings could institute a policy change that would enable student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness.If that happens, there’s a chance the beloved NCAA Football video game franchise will come back. If it does, expect rejoicing from college football fans across the country.Kirk Herbstreit is certainly rooting for the game to return. He sent a message to Ohio State AD Gene Smith, who is co-chairing the NCAA committee.“So @OSU_AD if all goes well is there a chance we get our NCAA Football video game back?!? Just asking for a few 100k friends that have missed the game desperately for 5 years—including former and current players. Haha!! Be a hero!” Herbstreit wrote on Twitter. So @OSU_AD if all goes well is there a chance we get our NCAA Football video game back?!? Just asking for a few 100k friends that have missed the game desperately for 5 years—including former and current players. Haha!! Be a hero! https://t.co/TE988flpax— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) May 14, 2019Count us among those who would be happy with a return of NCAA Football. It has been way too long.More importantly, while Smith made it clear that paying student-athletes isn’t being considered, allowing them to profit from their name and likeness is a step in the right direction.Hopefully changes are coming.
Honor View 20 will be available via Reliance Digital and My Jio stores from February 6Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline across India starting February 6. There will be no price difference between offline and online channelsadvertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 10:34 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across IndiaThe View 20 will go on sale via offline channels starting February 6The View 20 is already available on Amazon India starting Rs 37,999Honor launched the Honor View 20 flagship smartphone in India earlier this week. During the launch, the company announced that the View 20 will be available online Amazon India and Honor’s website, and will also go on sale offline in February. The View 20 is available for purchase online now, but customers who want to buy the flagship offline will have to wait until February 6. Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline.The company announced on Thursday that it has entered into an exclusive offline partnership with Reliance Digital for the View 20. Starting Wednesday, February 6, the View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India. Additionally, the company also announced that there will be no price difference between offline and online channels. This means the View 20 will be available at Rs 37,999 for the base model and Rs 45,999 for the top-end variant via offline stores.”At Honor, we are committed to delivering the best of technologies to our customers at affordable price points. In line with our commitment, the partnership with Reliance enables us to reach a larger audience. Further, this partnership allows the end-customer to experience firsthand the Honor View 20 smartphone at Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India and enables them to make an informed choice. We are confident that the end-customer will benefit from this tie-up,” said Suhail Tariq, CMO – Huawei Consumer Business Group. The Honor View 20 is the company’s first smartphone to come with a hole-punch display. The hole in the display houses a 25MP camera and allows for a large screen real estate. The View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310×1080) AllView display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset which is based on a 7nm process and comes with Dual NPU and GPU Turbo 2.0.advertisementHonor is offering the View 20 in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. This is also the world’s first smartphone with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the back. The Kirin 980 chipset will offer a 48MP AI HDR mode to offer high definition images. There is a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board that can be used to obtain depth information.The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W Huawei Super Charge technology. The flagship ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top. You can read our review of the Honor View 20 to find out whether the phone has what it takes to take on the OnePlus 6T in this price segment.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 review: The flagship Honor is a hole lot of funGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20Follow Mobiles
5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this yearSam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Shimron Hetmyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Ashton Turner will the debutants watch out for in the 2019 Indian Premier Leagueadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 17:29 IST Sam Curran will be making his debut in the Indian Premier League (Reuters Photo)The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.Let us take a look at some of the emerging youngsters, scheduled to make their IPL debut this season.Sam CurranAt Rs 7.2 crore, England all-rounder Sam Curran is one of the most expensive foreigners in this IPL. The 20-year-old was in a good form during India’s tour of England, scoring 272 runs. Beside being handy with the bat, Curran also has the ability to strike with the ball.He was pocketed by Kings XI Punjab and the bowling all-rounder is expected to play a key role for the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side.Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand’s Santner is another foreigner who is expected to perform well in the IPL. The Kiwi star will make his debut for Chennai Super Kings this year.The left-arm spinner, retained by the defending champions for Rs 50 lakh, missed the 2018 season due to an injury. Santner could play a crucial role for Chennai if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to utilise his services.Shimron HetmyerRoyal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have a promising foreigner in West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Picked up by the Virat Kohli-led side for Rs 4.20 crore following a good show during West Indies’ 1-3 series loss to India, the left-hander is expected to add to his team’s explosive batting line-up, which also includes Kohli and AB de Villiers.Hetmyer had a good outing in India. He accumulated 259 runs from five games with a terrific strike rate of 140.advertisementVarun ChakravarthyKings XI Punjab leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy grabbed attenton at the IPL auction this year by becaming the joint-most expensive buy along with left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at Rs 8.40 crore.The 27-year-old Karnataka spinner has claimed 22 wickets in nine List A matches. It remains to be seen how he fares in the IPL.Termed as mystery spinner, Chakravarthy shot into limelight in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2018, scalping nine wickets from 10 matches, with an economy rate of 4.7. Looking at his record, he is expected to give batsmen a difficult time.Ashton TurnerLast but not the least, hard-hitter Ashton Turner is also be one of the cricketers to watch out for in his debut IPL season. Turner was bagged by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh. In the Australian Big-Bash League (BBL), Turner amassed 378 runs from 14 games for Perth Scorchers.Royal’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane will certainly expect him to replicate his BBL show in India.Also Read | IPL 2019 full schedules for 56 league matches from March 23 to May 5Also Read | Indian Premier League: List of winners from 2008-2018Also Read | 2019 Indian Premier League squads: Full listFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL debutantsFollow Sam CurranFollow Mitchell SantnerFollow Shimron HetmyerFollow Varun ChakravarthyFollow Ashton Turner
India Today Web Desk BristolJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 23:40 IST Pakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 match called off. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 was washed out on FridayPak and SL have lost one and won one match in World Cup 2019 so farSri Lanka and Pakistan now have 3 points from 3 matchesThe World Cup 2019 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Friday without a ball being bowled. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have lost one and won one match in the tournament so far.It was a crucial game for both teams. Pakistan had been blown away by West Indies in their opening game last week before they bounced back to shock hosts England in a high-scoring game.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in a thriller after losing to New Zealand in their tournament opener.Disappointing news from Bristol. #PAKvSL has been abandoned both sides have been awarded a point. #WeHaveWeWill #LionsRoar #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/VyZlS6RVGx Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 7, 2019Sri Lanka and Pakistan now have 3 points from 3 matches.Sri Lanka will next take on Bangladesh on June 11 while Pakistan face Australia on June 12.On Saturday, hosts England will play Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play New Zealand in Taunton.Also Read | Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says noAlso Read | AB de Villiers backs battered South Africa to bounce back in World Cup 2019Also 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 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Next World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in BristolWorld Cup 2019: The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain in Bristol. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka now have 3 points each from 3 matches.advertisement
AB de Villiers denies he tried to force his way into South Africa’s World Cup squadAB de Villiers said he did no make any demands as the former South Africa batsman opened up on the reports of his comeback offer to play for his national side in the World Cup 2019.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:07 IST Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers had announced retirement from in 2018. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAB de Villiers broke his silence on allegations that he offered to comeback for World Cup 2019de Villiers has issued a statement to bring out the story on his partThe former South Africa batsman said he had made no demandsFormer South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has, at last, broken his silence on the allegations that he had offered to comeback from retirement to play for the Proteas in the World Cup 2019.De Villiers has put out a detailed statement on his official Twitter account where the wicketkeeper-batsman has claimed that he ‘did not try to force ‘ his way into the World Cup and he had offered himself only ‘if required’.Earlier, reports had surfaced in media that AB de Villiers had expressed his desire to return to international team just 24 hours ahead of South Africa’s World Cup squad announcement.Reportedly, de Villiers approached Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson expressing his desire to feature in the squad for the quadrennial tournament in England but the skipper other important members of management had informed de Villers that such a move was not possible.Following is the statement de Villiers issued on Twitter.”Now the Proteas’ World Cup campaign is over, and the team cannot be distracted, I would like to respond to unjustified criticism of me during the tournament””I continue to be asked to comment on the disclosure, and distortion, of a private conversation that took place just before the squad was announced and, for the benefit of anyone who may have felt let down, would like to explain what happened.pic.twitter.com/ahCQBPEo2XAB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 12, 2019″First, I announced my retirement from international cricket in May 2018 because I wanted to reduce my workload and spend more time with my wife and young sons. Some have insisted I was motivated purely by money. They are wrong. In truth, I have turned down many lucrative offers to play around the world, and have cut the time spent away from home each year from eight months to just over three months.advertisement”During the weeks and months that followed, there was no formal contact between Cricket South Africa or the Proteas and me. I didn’t call them, and they didn’t call me. I had made my decision and the Proteas moved on, enjoying success under the expert guidance of coach Ottis Gibson and the outstanding captaincy of Faf du Plessis. Faf and I have been friends since we were at school together and, two days before the World Cup squad was announced, I contacted him for a chat.”I had been in decent form during the Indian Premier League and casually repeated what I had said when asked a year earlier, that I was available if required… but only if required. I made absolutely no demands at all.”I certainly did not try to force my way into the World Cup squad on the eve of the tournament, and did not expect to be included. There was no burning issue from my side, and no sense of injustice.”Then, out of the blue, on the evening after the Proteas lost to India, suffering a third successive World Cup defeat, elements of our private conversation were disclosed to the media, and distorted to cast me in the worst possible light.””The story was not leaked by me, or anybody associated with me, or by Faf. Maybe someone wanted to deflect criticism. I don’t know.”As a result, I was unfairly described as arrogant, selfish and indecisive but, with all humility, my conscience is clear. I retired for honest reasons and, when asked if I could be available for the World Cup, agreed to keep the door open.”In the event, understandably, the team moved on. No problem. I am not angry with anybody. Now, at this stage of my life, I would like to continue spending time with my family and to play in selected T20 tournaments in SA and around the world.”I have been massively proud to have played for, and indeed captain, my country on the cricket field. My relationships with the Proteas players remain as strong as ever, and I will always be available to support and assist the next generation.”Lastly, in stating my side of this unpleasant and unnecessary saga, I want to stress my continuing support for the team and the game that has shaped my life and provided me with so many lasting friendships and incredible opportunities.”Also Read | AB de Villiers called me before World Cup selection but it was too late: Faf du PlessisAlso Read | South Africa rejected AB de Villiers’ offer to come out of retirement for World Cup swansongAlso 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 2019
The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil in less than a week, and when it kicks off the world will go insane over the monthlong event where teams from around the globe battle it out on the soccer pitch. To celebrate, Beats by Dre, with the help of R/GA and Sword Fight, came up with an out-of-this-world five-minute film titled “The Game Before the Game” to promote their new Solo 2 headphones that’s all about World Cup rituals featuring an all-star cast of just about every cool soccer player on earth, plus a few famous athletes from other sports, as well as an appearance by some musicians you might have heard of.Are you wondering who? Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Neymar da Silva, Sr., LeBron James, Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, Robin van Persie, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rafaella Beckran, Serena Williams, Sydney Leroux, Stuart Scott, Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henry.“The Game Before the Game” is like a music video set to “Jungle” by Jamie N Commons & The X Ambassadors. It starts out with Brazil’s Neymar participating in his pre-game ritual, calling his father, who himself is a former footballer. “Run like you’re a crazy man chasing happiness,” he tells his son in the unscripted advertisement. The game goes on to follow other players as they participate in their pre-game rituals, like Mexico’s Chicharito, who says a prayer on his knee and Spain’s Cesc Fabregas, who kisses a ring his girlfriend gave him.We know athletes love their Beats by Dre headphones, and we couldn’t help but get in the World Cup spirit while watching this short film. We also got Henry’s 2014 World Cup prediction at a recent event in New York to promote it: “It’s going to be difficult for a team to beat Brazil in Brazil,” he said. After all, he should know, Henry helped his team France go all the way to the top during the 1998 World Cup in France.Watch here: 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical
The Top 5 Best Note-Taking Apps Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The digital age. It’s upon us, which is bad news for the written word… sort of. Think of all those notes you took in school that you’re going to need one day (yeah, right). Hand written notes have to either be archived or you might spend a week or two searching for your scribbling’s. What if you could archive them digitally though? Well, Moleskine – the ultimate notebook – might have the right tool for you.Moleskine and Livescribe (the only smart pen on the market that syncs handwritten notes with recorded audio) are partnering up to help all you writers out there get your notes and such onto your mobile devices and computers.Introducing the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine. All you have to do is tap on a handwritten sentence with your Livescribe pen, which listens to the words that were spoken at the time the sentence was being written.Livescribe smartpens store records of written text (or sketches for all you rebellious students out there) in the body of the pen. The pen actually has a tiny camera in the barrel which records lines of ink and then uploads them to a mobile device, or the cloud. Although, considering the recent news, we’re not sure we really want to store anything in a cloud right now – maybe we’ll just stick to an external hard drive. Regardless, this awesome little device also records time stamped audio taken from when the sentence was created.Iconic design combined with innovative technology equals futuristic note taking. This makes us wish we were back in class writing long essays by hand (not really though).Pick up your Livescribe Notebook, as well as other great Moleskine products at the company’s website.
Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Plush terry cloth robes, Nespresso makers, flat-screen TVs, wireless charging pads…High-end hotel rooms are brimming with luxury goodies. While some hotels encourage guests to take home vacation souvenirs, they invest considerable resources to ensure most of these items never leave the property. Here’s the low-down on what you can and cannot get away with stealing from your hotel room.ToiletriesNot surprisingly, eyedropper-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel are the lowest-hanging fruit for hotel room thieves. Hotel owners expect — and sometimes even encourage — guests to swipe these as a way to further their brand outside of their own properties. In Jacob Tomsky’s book Heads in Beds, the hotel industry veteran notes that housekeepers’ carts are a treasure trove of toiletries. Take what you want — or ask permission if you feel that guilty — because no one’s going to question you.Light BulbsIt may seem obvious that light bulbs are not provided as take-home gifts. But, according to a survey of 8,000 hotels by LateRooms.com, they are the second most pilfered hotel room item. To be clear: hotels frown on this, so head to the hardware store if your house is suffering from a light shortage.The BibleCan we all agree that stealing bibles is bad? Well, it turns out the Gideons themselves are perfectly fine with guests swiping the good book, according to a write-up on Mental Floss. They even agree to replace them if/when they go missing. Evidently, “thou shalt not steal,” unless thou needeth a new Bible badly enough. BathrobesThe hotel bathrobe has long been a staple of theft. But, are they OK to steal? The short answer is: Probably not. Mid-range hotels typically include them as part of their soft goods inventory, like bedding. They’re meant to be functional — washed and reused by the next guest. More upscale hotels often offer them for sale at a substantial markup. Only the most valued guests are provided complimentary robes. When in doubt, it’s best to call the concierge and ask. At the very least, make sure you’re a member of the brand’s loyalty club and, if you’re persuasive enough, they may allow you to take one home.Towels and Other LinensEvery hotel brand agrees: soft goods are most definitely not free for guests to take home. Given the prevalence of pool towel cards, even at high-end hotels, it’s clear that many try. Some clever hotel brands now install tiny electronic RFID tracking devices in their sheets and towels to protect their assets.SlippersTake ’em without shame! No one wants to put their feet where someone else’s have already been.Beds, Pet Dogs, and … Everything ElseAccording to the LateRoom.com survey, one hotelier noted a guest who swiped a minibar and flat-screen TV from their suite. A manager of Starwood Hotels reporting to the U.K.’s Telegraph revealed that, in one especially brazen case, thieves dressed in service overalls made off with a grand piano from the hotel lobby. The newspaper details a list of other bizarre thefts that includes sinks, marble fireplaces, and even a hotel owner’s dog!It’s safe to assume that just about everything not on this list, including beds, televisions, and appliances is not ripe for the taking. It may sound like common sense but, when in doubt, just ask.
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Andy Boxall/Digital Trends While it’s easy to list brands that make beautiful watches, not everyone will be able to name beautiful cameras. But go and look at pictures of almost any vintage camera, anything made by Hasselblad or cameras made by Leica, to see just how stunning cameras can look. What happens when the two worlds collide? You get the utterly incredible Tacs Automatic Vintage Lens II, or AVL II.This isn’t a smartwatch, or even a hybrid, but a celebration of some very geeky pleasures: Watches, cameras, and collecting. Created by Japanese brand Tacs and designed by Yoshiaki (Yoshi) Motegi, the AVL II is the sequel to a limited edition watch launched on Kickstarter in 2016. The timepiece sold out, but now those who missed out have the chance to buy a new 2018 version. We’ve had a close look ahead of the launch, and adore what we’ve seen.Stunning designBefore we get started, this is about as far removed from a “novelty” designed watch as you can get. This isn’t a “looks a bit like a camera” watch. It’s a watch made using design aspects taken from cameras. Look at it as a whole and you can see the camera body, the lens, the camera’s eye, the focus ring, ISO marks, and a lot more. That’s all combined with how you expect a watch to look as well. There is an astonishing level of detail here, and all of it is subtle — nothing screams “tacky,” and instead it’s a wonderful balance of recognizable camera design traits, and the style of a desirable timepiece.The bezel has a machined edge and turns like the focus ring on a camera. Look on the inside ring and, just like a camera lens, it shows the diameter of the watch face — 47mm in this case — and informs the wearer the watch has an automatic movement made with 21 jewels. Move further inside and rather than minutes and hours, there are just a few numbers noted down like ISO markings. The deeper you look, the more you see the different layers. It’s really stunning. Misfit Vapor X Review: Forget the fuss The Tacs AVL II is a classic watch conceived through the lens of a camera Close Next Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Right in the center is a glimpse of the skeletonized Miyota 82SO automatic movement, which is further revealed through a window on the back of the case. On the front dome, sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating covers the face, resembling a fish-eye camera lens, and there are different layers here too, creating a magnified view from some angles. A flat sapphire glass panel covers the movement on the back.The rear cover is screwed down, the case is made from 316L stainless steel, and a thick Horween leather strap secures the watch on your wrist.Technology and wearabilityIn terms of technology, the automatic movement has a 40-hour power reserve, and the watch has water resistance to 100 meters. The crown screws into the body to keep it watertight, and the strap has a quick release mechanism to help change it. The second hand gives the watch face life, while the hour and minute hands are two tone and still easy to read despite being on a similarly-colored background.The design makes a statement, and it’s definitely not for anyone afraid of getting stares.The AVL II is comfortable to wear right from the start, with the thick leather strap quickly adapting to our wrist. It’s fairly heavy at 150 grams, and the case is deep at 15mm. No, it’s not going to easily fit under a cuff, but to do so would miss the point. This is a watch you’ll want to show off. The design makes a statement, and it’s definitely not for anyone afraid of getting stares. It’s also perhaps not the watch we’d wear to formal functions, but we do think it’s suitable for almost all other situations and outfits. It’s undeniably masculine, though.Wearing it for the first time, two different people commented favorably on the Tacs AVL II. Neither said it was because it looked like a camera, it was because the style is so unique. We had to point out it shared a design with some cameras, which mean it’s clearly emphasized as a watch first, and an homage to cameras second. We expect that the AVL II, like the first model, will appeal to camera and watch fans equally.Price and availabilityThe Tacs AVL II is unusual, stylish, individual, geeky, and eye-catching. We keep stealing glances at it on our wrist. You can register your interest with Tacs for the AVL II now, and it’s due for release on September 10, but we don’t know the price yet. The AVL 1 cost $450 during its Kickstarter campaign, so a similar price seems possible. The build quality, style, and uniqueness of the piece makes it worth this price, if the design appeals.We’ll update this story and refine our thoughts when the price is officially confirmed, and after we’ve worn the watch for a longer period of time. 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Cabinet has given approval for the implementation of a backlog reduction strategy, to deal with the high number of court cases and their slow rate of disposal.Making the announcement at a Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, June 26, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, explained that from 2007, the Jamaica Justice System Reform Task Force had recommended in its report, that there be a focused backlog reduction strategy.“This would help to dispose of the older cases and build momentum toward a more comprehensive and permanent reform in the justice system,” she explained.Cabinet has given the nod for amendment of the Criminal Justice Act, to allow for reduced sentences on guilty pleas.It will also facilitate reviews by the Court of Appeal of mandatory minimum sentences imposed by the trial court.Contact: Alphea Saunders
The latest Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that the prevalence of tobacco use by adults averaged 14.5 per cent. The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) has endorsed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 2017 declaration against the use of tobacco, which it regards as a threat to development. The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) has endorsed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2017 declaration against the use of tobacco, which it regards as a threat to development.Coalition board member and Heart Foundation of Jamaica Executive Director, Deborah Chen, notes “clear signs” suggesting that sustainable development, targeting the promotion of prosperity and economic opportunity, enhanced social well-being and protection of the environment, is not consistent with tobacco use.She said the threat to development directly impacts persons in the lower income bracket who are often unable to purchase clothes or medication, send their children to school or pay their bills, pointing out that “these issues really keep us back”.While noting that tobacco use imposes direct costs on the society, Mrs. Chen pointed to indirect costs “which we don’t measure…such as when that person can’t go to work because they are sick or when the breadwinner in the family dies from lung cancer.”She was speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the agency’s head office in Kingston.Mrs. Chen noted the alarming global rate at which persons succumb to tobacco use, pointing out that this averaged 19,000 per day or 7.2 million annually. Eighty per cent of these, she added, live in lower and middle-income countries.The latest Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that the prevalence of tobacco use by adults averaged 14.5 per cent.Pointing out that this figure was worrying, Mrs. Chen said the JCTC planned to lobby the relevant stakeholder support to reduce the use of tobacco and other nicotine products. Story Highlights While noting that tobacco use imposes direct costs on the society, Mrs. Chen pointed to indirect costs “which we don’t measure…such as when that person can’t go to work because they are sick or when the breadwinner in the family dies from lung cancer.” The JCTC is an advocacy group comprising representatives of the Association of General Practitioners; Diabetes Association of Jamaica; Caribbean College of Family Physicians (Jamaica Chapter); Heart Foundation of Jamaica; Jamaica Cancer Society; Jamaica Dental Association; Jamaica Psychiatric Association; Medical Association of Jamaica and Nurses Association of Jamaica.The group is advocating for the inclusion of tobacco control in the national response to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
This health scheme, which was launched in November 2016 by the Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, targets security guards who are employed to private security companies across Jamaica. The Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) is appealing to guards contracted to private security companies to register under the sector’s self-contributory health insurance scheme provide by the Guardian Group.This health scheme, which was launched in November 2016 by the Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, targets security guards who are employed to private security companies across Jamaica.Executive Director of the PSRA, Rosalyn Monteith Campbell, told JIS News that there are more than 25,000 registered security guards, with 4,000 registered under the scheme, but only 402 paid up to date.“This initiative is a win-win situation. It benefits the guards, the companies and all of the persons within the security industry. Although we largely speak of the guards, the scheme is open to all persons who are licensed and registered with the PSRA,” she explained.Mrs. Monteith Campbell thanked the guards who have supported the scheme so far, especially those who have taken the interest in their own future to make the effort to make payments. She is encouraging the others to register and make their payments so that the scheme may become more viable.The benefits under the scheme are as follows: under option one, for employee only, an amount of $997 is paid per month; employee with one dependent pays $1,995 and employee with two or more dependents pays a rate of $2,793 per month. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $2 million are included.Under option two, for employee only, a rate of $1,143 per month is paid; for employee with one dependent, $2,413; and employee with two or more dependents, $3,202. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $2.5 million, are included.Under option three employee only is $1,205 per month; employee with one dependent, $2,413, and employee with two or more dependents, $3,377. Dental and optical are not included, but all other basic health benefits and major medical valued at $3 million are included. Meanwhile, for option four, employee only is $1,361 per month; employee with one dependent, $2,724; employee with two and more dependents, $3,811. Dental and optical are included, along with other health benefits and major medical valued at $4 million.For option five, for employee only, $1,882 monthly; employee with one dependent, $3,767; employee with two or more dependents, $5,272 per month. Dental and optical are included along with other health benefits and major medical valued at $5 million.Presently, the PSRA collects and hands over payments quarterly to Guardian Group on behalf of the guards.But as of October 1, when deductions are made at source by the security companies, funds will be paid over every two weeks. Mrs. Monteith Campbell is advising security guards not to confuse the health insurance with the life insurance.Explaining, she said the life insurance is a requirement under the Minimum Wage and Industrial Security Act, which requires that every employer must provide for each guard within their employ life insurance valued at $2.5 million, with double indemnity for accidental death, which will take it to a total of $5 million.The PSRA is a statutory body under the Ministry of National Security charged with the responsibility of monitoring and regulating all stakeholders in the private security industry. The Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) is appealing to guards contracted to private security companies to register under the sector’s self-contributory health insurance scheme provide by the Guardian Group. Presently, the PSRA collects and hands over payments quarterly to Guardian Group on behalf of the guards. But as of October 1, when deductions are made at source by the security companies, funds will be paid over every two weeks. Mrs. Monteith Campbell is advising security guards not to confuse the health insurance with the life insurance. Story Highlights
Improvement work at the Glen Owen Isolation Ward at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston continues today (May 23), in an effort to better treat patients with infectious diseases. Story Highlights The scope of the project, being undertaken in phases, includes installation of plumbing and electrical works; installation of air-conditioning units, LED lights, windows and doors, among other things. In an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said the project aims to improve the infrastructure and aesthetics at the facility. Improvement work at the Glen Owen Isolation Ward at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston continues today (May 23), in an effort to better treat patients with infectious diseases.Renovation of the ward, which started last week, is being undertaken by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) as one of its 2018 Labour Day projects.The scope of the project, being undertaken in phases, includes installation of plumbing and electrical works; installation of air-conditioning units, LED lights, windows and doors, among other things.Employees of the KSAMC participated in painting and clean-up activities at the ward today.In an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said the project aims to improve the infrastructure and aesthetics at the facility.“We have basically put up a new structure, which is more secure. There is a decontamination area that you would have to enter; we didn’t have that before,” the Mayor said.He said the KSAMC is committed to continue the improvements at the ward, which caters to children from across the island.“This is a project that we can safely say is money well spent. We are committing to continuing the renovation work until we are satisfied that the ward is at a standard that we believe is right for our children,” he said.Senator Williams said the KSAMC will be looking to partner with the Hospital to provide equipment for the ward.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Anthony Wood, said the hospital is grateful for the support, as the renovation will not only improve the services of the hospital but will have a positive impact on staff.“I am excited and I believe my team is excited about it. This isolation area has been here for many years, from in the 1980s, but we have significantly improved it. We actually knocked it down and rebuilt it,” he said.Mr. Wood said the 25-bed ward is an important part of the medical management process at the facility.“Instead of putting them (children) on a general medical ward, we isolate them, treat them, manage them, and as soon as they start to recover, we move them out, because they would no longer need to be in that area,” he said.In healthcare facilities, isolation represents one of several measures that can be taken to implement infection control – the prevention of contagious diseases being spread from a patient to other patients, healthcare workers and visitors, or from outsiders to a particular patient.The Bustamante Hospital for Children is the only specialist paediatric hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean. It caters to the medical needs of children in Jamaica and neighbouring Caribbean countries from zero to 12 years.This year’s Labour Day projects were carried out under the theme ‘Ramp it up… Fix it up’, with a focus on installing ramps in schools and improving health centres.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has partnered with the Rockhouse Foundation to establish Jamaica’s first public educational institution that will cater to students with and without disabilities.The Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy, based in Westmoreland, was formally opened by Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, on Wednesday (November 28).Senator Reid said the institution’s opening is timely, as it will meet the growing demand for the delivery of quality education to children with special needs“The inclusive model is in keeping with international standards and is a welcome addition to the education landscape in western Jamaica, especially here in Westmoreland, Savanna-la-Mar in particular, where service for children with special needs is extremely limited,” he stated.Senator Reid also underscored the importance of public-private partnerships that are aligned with the Ministry’s mandate, particularly in improving special education.“We believe that the Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy fits well with the aims and objectives of [the Ministry]. We know that not only will you cater to the academic development of children but [will] also provide related services, such as speech therapy, and physical therapy,” he said.The Minister explained that the inclusive model is designed to ensure that the needs of every child are catered to through a collaborative approach.“All children receive appropriate educational programmes [and] curricula relevant to their needs… . All children participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities and benefit from cooperation, [and] collaboration among home, schools, and community,” he shared.In this regard, Senator Reid reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the early childhood sector to provide all children, whatever their background, with a good foundation for their mental, physical and emotional development.For his part, Rockhouse Foundation President, Peter Rose, reiterated his commitment to continue working with the Ministry to develop other similar educational institutions across the island.“Our goal and aspiration… is for this to not be a one-of-a-kind institution in Jamaica, but to see others [established] across the island. Our goal is to be helpful to the Ministry in any way that we can.This kind of place sends such a strong signal, not just to the children and parents who are a part of this school family but to the wider community, the parish, [and] the region,” he said.Since its inception, the Foundation has spent close to US$5 million on educational endeavours in Jamaica.It has, to date, transformed and modernised five other institutions. They include the Moreland High, Primary and Infant Schools; Negril All-Age School; Negril Basic School; Little Bay All-Age and Infant School; and the Bunch of Stars Early Childhood institution.Additionally, the Foundation has renovated and expanded the Negril community library.