TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton threaten Spurs plans for Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barriosby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are being linked with Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios.Barrios has been linked with several of Europe’s top clubs, including Real Madrid, Tottenham and AC Milan.And Everton have now joined the race to land the Colombia central midfielder.He has a €20m (£18m) in his Boca Juniors contract, which could be triggered in January by the Toffees.Marca says the 25-year-old is up for moving to Europe from Argentina and a switch to Goodison Park would allow him to settle in alongside pal Yerry Mina, who joined from Barcelona in the summer.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Derby fire five past Man Utd U18by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United U18s were thrashed 5-1 by Derby County yesterday.Hit by a three-goal, seven-minute Rams salvo in the first half, it was a blow which the Reds couldn’t recover from, despite Mark Helm’s strike providing a glimmer of hope before the interval. Two further Derby goals after the break put the game well out of United’s reach.The trio of Bjorn Hardley, Calen Gallagher-Allison and Hannibal Mejbri – all 16-year-olds – were called up to make their full Under-18 debuts in place of Connor Stanley, the suspended Reece Devine and Will Fish, who had made an impressive bow for the Under-23s against Fulham the previous evening at Leigh.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen passes awayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.Ricksen was a fans’ favourite during his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.He helped the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a trophy double in 2005.Rangers said they were “deeply saddened” to be announcing the news of Ricksen’s passing.”The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends,” the club added.
Update: Webb has deleted the post from her Instagram page. Perhaps she jumped the gun on the news.Earlier: Katherine Webb will be returning to your television screens, college football fans – even if just for a brief moment. Friday, Webb, on Instagram, announced that on behalf of Pizza Hut, she’ll be making a “special appearance” at College GameDay tomorrow. She’ll apparently be holding a sign – and fans can win free pizza if they enter the code on it.Webb, now a model, was the talk of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game after announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit commented on her looks during the broadcast. She was then the girlfriend of Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron – they’re now married.Will it actually be Webb in the flesh tomorrow? We’ll find out.
Santiago Solari says he will deal with Gareth Bale in private after the Real Madrid forward reportedly left their loss to Real Sociedad early.Bale was not in the squad for Sunday’s 2-0 La Liga defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu as the Wales international is sidelined by a calf injury.But with Madrid slipping to a sixth loss of the league season, Bale was pictured driving away from the stadium with more than 10 minutes to go. 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? Although Bale starred at the Club World Cup with a hat-trick in the semi-final against Kashima Antlers, his La Liga form has been mixed.The 29-year-old has only scored one league goal since September 1 and has again been linked with a move away from Madrid.Solari, though, would not reveal whether or not Bale will be punished for leaving the Sociedad match before full-time when he spoke to reporters ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie at home to Leganes.”The fact that Bale left the Bernabeu is something to be solved inside the dressing room,” Solari told a news conference.2018 has been a great year. Onwards and upwards and here’s to 2019. Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/EWmfsecMAW— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 31, 2018Solari was left frustrated by VAR after the technology was not used to award Vinicius Jr a penalty during his side’s defeat to La Real, which left Madrid fifth in the table and 10 points behind leaders Barcelona.And the under-pressure coach again hit out at the use of VAR ahead of Leganes’ visit for the first leg of their last-16 tie.”It all depends on the rules being more clear than the technology,” he added.”If the rules are applied in the same way then it doesn’t really clear things up.”Sometimes as a spectator, I don’t understand how it works. They will perfect it.”The other days they were not complaints, just us defending ourselves, which is our right.”Solari is unsure whether Brahim Diaz, who joined the club from Manchester City this week, will be available to face Leganes.”Brahim is fine, very happy to join Real Madrid,” he continued. “He made a great choice picking the number 21 [also worn by Solari at Madrid].”It will depend on administrative paperwork, I’d imagine.”
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Ohio State football has added a game to the 2022 schedule. The Buckeyes will face the Toledo Rockets, both schools announced today. The game is set for September 17.Toledo has been one of the most consistent programs in the Group of Five. The Rockets have gone to seven bowl games in the last eight seasons. The team hasn’t finished with fewer than seven wins since 2009.Rockets athletic director Mike O’Brien is excited about the game. From Toledo’s release:“We are very pleased to add Ohio State to our non-conference football schedule in 2022,” said O’Brien. “Ohio State has one of the richest histories in college football and will be an exciting challenge for our program. We now will be playing at Michigan State (2020), Notre Dame (2021) and Ohio State (2022) in consecutive years. We think our players and our fans are very excited to be playing in these types of environments.”While Toledo is an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes, the two teams haven’t faced off too often. This is set to be the fourth meeting between the two.The last game between the two sides was actually fairly close. In 2011, the year before Urban Meyer took over at Ohio State, the Buckeyes edged out the Rockets 27-22.The first two games were not as close. In 1998, Ohio State won 49-0, and in 2009, the Buckeyes rolled to a 38-0 win.This is the second non-conference game added to the Ohio State 2022 schedule.The Buckeyes host Notre Dame on September 3, two weekends before the Toledo date. Ohio State says that it is working on a September 10 non-conference game to round out the schedule in its release.Other future non-conference opponents for the Buckeyes include Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, FAU, Miami (OH), Oregon, Texas, Tulsa, and Washington. This year, Ohio State hosts Oregon State to open the season, and have a neutral site date with TCU and an additional home game vs. Tulane.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Fullback Harrison Jordan #38 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers carries the flag as the team enter the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It is still the 2018 recruiting cycle, but Nebraska football just picked up its first 2020 commitment. It is a good one too.Athens (Ala.) three-star dual-threat quarterback Logan Smothers announced his commitment to the Huskers on Twitter tonight. Smothers was offered by Nebraska in May.His commitment comes after he and his family took a 13-hour road trip from Alabama to Lincoln for an unofficial visit.“After a 13 hour road trip with the family and a whole day on campus with the coaching staff, I am extremely blessed to announce I am COMMITTED to the University of Nebraska!” Smothers tweeted.After a 13 hour road trip with the family and a whole day on campus with the coaching staff, I am extremely blessed to announce I am COMMITTED to the University of Nebraska!??@coach_frost @Coach_Verdu @CoachChinander @HuskerFBNation #GBR #2020visioN pic.twitter.com/BPqf5MtWFL— Logan Smothers (@logan_smothers) July 27, 2018The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Smothers is the No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He picked the Huskers over offers from Austin Peay, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech, Troy and UAB.With Smothers’ commitment, Nebraska becomes the sixth Big Ten school to have a prospect verbally pledge for the 2020 class.
NEW 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)On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee released its second round of rankings following Week 10 action. Alabama once again took the top spot after a dominant performance against former No. 3 LSU.Clemson remained at No. 2 in the new standings, while Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, and Oklahoma all moved up one spot thanks to the Tigers’ 29-0 loss.After the poll was released, the ESPN panel of college football experts broke down the list. When asked if Georgia could overtake Michigan for the No. 4 spot, Kirk Herbstreit placed full confidence in the Wolverines.Here’s what Herbie had to say about Jim Harbaugh’s team.“Don’t underestimate this Michigan team. Their defense is legit and now their offense is championship caliber as well with Shea Patterson. I have no issue with Michigan sitting up there above Georgia.”The Wolverines field one of, if not the, best defense in the nation this year. Barring a massive upset, Michigan will enter its final game of the regular season as a top-4 team in the country – that game comes on the road in Columbus against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
With preseason camp in full force across the country, Maryland head coach Mike Locksley announced that Jones is eligible to play this fall.Maryland doesn’t exactly have proven commodities at linebacker, which means Jones should see the field this season.Mike Locksley just announced that Ohio State transfer Keandre Jones has been cleared immediately eligible to play for Maryland football this fall.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) August 2, 2019The Terrapins should be in somewhat of a rebuilding season under Locksley. He’s returning to the program after serving as the offensive coordinator for Alabama.Jones will get to play against his former teammates later in the season, when Ohio State hosts Maryland in November. CHICAGO, IL – JUL 18: Marylands Terapins head coach Michael Locksley is seen at Big Ten football media days on July 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Back in January, Keandre Jones announced that he would transfer from Ohio State to Maryland. It took months of waiting to find out if he’ll be eligible for this season, but his head coach has finally revealed his playing status.Jones initially committed to Maryland coming out of high school. After taking a few visits elsewhere, the former four-star recruit decided to decommit and join Ohio State.In his three years with the Buckeyes, Jones saw most of his snaps come on special teams. The team had far too many linebackers on the depth chart, result in him to see limited time on defense.Fortunately for Jones, he’ll have a better opportunity to shine on defense for Maryland.
The Cardinals got their first win in the series in 1995, winning 13-10.From 1994 to 2006, the game was played on the first week of the season. From 2007 to 2013, the game was played during the the third week of the season when hosted by the Wildcats, and the first week of the season when hosted by the Cardinals. In 2014, the date of the game was changed to the last week of the season for all venues.Last year Kentucky beat Louisville 56-10, their largest margin of victory over the Cardinals since 1922. The win gave the Wildcats wins in two of their last three.To date, Kentucky leads the all-time series 16-15.[FBSchedules.com] LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 24: Terry Wilson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball against the Louisville Cardinals on November 24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry lacks the history and prestige of its basketball counterpart. But since 1994 it’s been contested annually, and it looks like it won’t be going away any time soon.According to FBSchedules.com, the Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry, also known as the Governor’s Cup, is being extended until 2027. The two sides have played each other annually since 1994, alternating home venues each year.From the report:Louisville and Kentucky will continue their annual battle for The Governor’s Cup through the 2027 season, FBSchedules.com has learned.A copy of the contract extension was obtained by FBSchedules.com from the University of Louisville via a state open records request.Louisville and Kentucky have been playing under a contract that began with the 2011 season. It called for games to be played during the first three weeks of the season from 2011 through 2016.First played in 1912, Kentucky did not allow Louisville to score once in the first six games of the rivalry, winning all six. After a 70 year hiatus from 1924 to 1994, the rivalry renewed with Kentucky once again beating Louisville.
David Warner to undergo minor elbow surgery on January 22David Warner scored 61 not out, 63 and 19 in his last three innings at the Bangladesh Premier League but will now return to Melbourne to get his injured elbow assessed.advertisement India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 13:26 IST David Warner complained of elbow pain while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. (Reuters file Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner will get his elbow assessed in Melbourne on TuesdayWarner had been playing in the Bangladesh Premier LeagueSteve Smith also underwent an elbow surgery a few days agoDavid Warner is expected to undergo a minor surgery on his injured elbow after he returns home from a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday. Warner had complained of an elbow pain but played two more matches for his BPL team Sylhet Sixers but is now set to be back home to attend to his elbow pain.Warner, who is currently serving the suspension period for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, will get an assessment done on his elbow in Melbourne on Tuesday and it is likely that he will get a surgery done on the problematic elbow on the same day.A few days ago, Warner’s suspended partner Steve Smith also underwent an elbow surgery but the former’s injury is not expected to be as serious as Smith’s.For Steve Smith, however, the lay off is expected to be longer. Smith will be wearing an arm brace for six weeks before continuing his rehabilitation. The length of the lay off threatens to disrupt Smith’s preparations for the World Cup in England later this year.Both Warner and Smith carried small niggles into the Bangladesh Premier League and then reporting pain. They returned home within a week of each other.The pair’s 12-month bans for their involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering incident ends on March 28 and there had been some hope they could return in a one-day series against Pakistan in the UAE.While Smith would be in a race against the clock to play in that series and the early stages of the Indian Premier League, Warner will likely be fit in time to be available for selection.advertisementWarner scored 61 not out, 63 and 19 in his last three innings at the tournament.Australia are expected to play five one-day internationals against Pakistan in the UAE, with the final two matches of that series believed to be after the bans on Smith and Warner have expired. But the fixtures for that tour are yet to be confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board.Also Watch | David Warner bats right-handed in BPL 2019, smashes Chris Gayle for a sixAlso Read | Even a right-handed David Warner would get into this Australian top six: Michael VaughanFor 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 David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow Bangladesh Premier LeagueFollow Australia cricket
Caught on stump mic: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed racially abuses South Africa cricketerSouth Africa vs Pakistan: Pakistan cricket team captain, Sarfraz Ahmed was caught on stump mic making an allegedly racist comment against South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo during an ODI match in Durban on Tuesday. Akshay Ramesh DurbanJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 14:15 IST Sarfraz Ahmed was getting frustrated with Andile Phehlukwayo’s partnership with van der Dussen made he made the comment. (@OfficialCSA Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfraz Ahmed was caught on stump mic making a ‘racist’ comment against South Africa’s Phehlukwayo in DurbanSarfraz Ahmed is in danger of ICC sanctions over the comments made during the 2nd ODI between South Africa and PakistanSouth Africa’s Phehlukwayo hit an unbeaten 69 and picked up 4 wickets to help the hosts win the 2nd ODIPakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed is facing severe backlash on social media for his allegedly racist comments against South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo during the second of the ongoing five-match ODI series between the two countries in Durban on Tuesday.Sarfraz Ahmed was getting frustrated as Phehlukwayo and opener van der Dussen were stitching a match-winning stand for the sixth wicket after Pakistan had South Africa reeling at 80 for 5 in chase of a modest 204-run target.In the 37th over the chase, Sarfraz was caught on the stump mic saying: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?” (Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?)Sarfraz made the comment even as Phehlukwayo inside edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine leg and was running towards the non-striker’s end.Notably, the South Africa all-rounder enjoyed a lot of luck as Pakistan had handed him a reprieve only in the previous over via a dropped catch.Phehlukwayo also got an LBW decision against him successfully overturned after using the Decision Review System. Phehlukwayo remained unbeaten on 69 as South Africa gunned down the total with five wickets to spare and levelled the five-match series at 1-1.While on-air commentator Mike Haysman sought the literal translation of what Sarfraz had said, Pakistani cricketer-turned commentator, Ramiz Raja was heard saying: “Difficult really to translate that. It’s a big long sentence”.Sarfraz is in danger of facing sanctions from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the match officials can initiate disciplinary action, which may fall under the ambit of the apex body’s anti-racism code.advertisementAccording to the “ICC Anti-Racism Policy for International Cricket- 1 October 2012”, The ICC and all of its Members should “not at any time offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage, vilify or unlawfully discriminate between persons based on their race, religion, culture, colour, descent, and/or national or ethnic origin (inappropriate racist conduct).”Watch video: Shoaib Akhtar reacts to Sarfraz Ahmed’s commentSarfraz must explain himself to Media & public regarding his comments to batsman.. pic.twitter.com/Ocx74ry4IW Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2019This isn’t funny. Its pathetic and racist. https://t.co/J3OeIW4CuROsman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) January 22, 2019Sarfaraz Ahmed to Andile Phehlukwayo:”abbay kaale teri Ami kahan bethi hoyi hain aaj, kya parhwa kay aya hai aaj””black man wheres your mother sat? What have you asked your mother to pray for you today?”#SAvPAK pic.twitter.com/vw6yuE73OESaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 22, 2019Dear @ICC you should take strict against @TheRealPCB captain #SarfarazAhmed as he was calling @OfficialCSA player @andileluck19 “kaale ” which means black in english !! ?? Rasicm should not allowed at any cost . Check the video below #SAvsPAK #SayNoToRacism pic.twitter.com/2w1Jntmxf1Saimanikanta (@smktweetz) January 22, 2019Here’s what Sarfraz was heard saying to Phehlukwayo in yesterday’s #SAvPAK ODI.Not only racist, but also just a crap sledge. pic.twitter.com/krAbfjWQeeDennis Kohli (@DennisCricket_) January 22, 2019Those were racist remarks, Captain #Sarfraz! You should apologies for your words even if you think you were trying to be funny, clearly you weren’t. Go and seek apologies from #Phehlukwayo in the true spirit of the game.Shukriya!Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) January 22, 2019Never have taken to Sarfaraz for the way he shouts at his fielders openly, but racism was the last straw. Definitely not someone who should be leading an international cricket team. Ban should only be the start for his racist comments.Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) January 22, 2019Also Read | Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs PakistanAlso Read | 2nd ODI South Africa vs Pakistan in Durban: HighlightsFor 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! 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Reuters AcapulcoMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 11:06 IST Nick Kyrgios defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 in the Acapulco International finalWith the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against ZverevKyrgios won his fifth career ATP titleAustralian Nick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple Grand Slam winners Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal, played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.Former world number 13 Kyrgios, who has fallen to 72 in the rankings, converted three of his break point opportunities and sealed the win on his first championship point with a massive serve that was too much for world number three Zverev to handle.if you’re loving these drop shots from @NickKyrgios tonight!@AbiertoTelcel pic.twitter.com/0yXWnrG4YzATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019Kyrgios struck first and emphatically when he broke Zverev at love in the fourth game of the opening set and consolidated the break to go ahead 4-1, triggering a frustrated Zverev to smash his racquet beyond repair on the hard court.THAT is how you save a break pointthe #AMT2019 final now on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/dd4nT4gbeeATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019The 23-year-old Australian opened the second set with a break but then looked like he may start to crack when he found himself staring down a break point in the next game and double-faulted, allowing Zverev to draw level at 1-1.But Kyrgios’ nerves held up and he broke again in the fifth game and then held steady the rest of the way as he collected his first tournament win since Brisbane in January 2018.advertisementZverev, competing in only his second tournament of the year after crashing out of the fourth round of the Australian Open, arrived in the final in solid form having not dropped a set all week but had no answer for Kyrgios.With the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against Zverev.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nick KyrgiosFollow Alexander ZverevFollow Acapulco International Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco InternationalNick Kyrgios stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title. The temperamental Aussie played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.advertisement Next
Munish Chandra Pandey MumbaiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 13:24 IST In the two-minute video of Nirav Modi on Twitter, he can be seen dodging questions. (Photo:The Telegraph)HIGHLIGHTSNirav Modi now involved in a new diamond business In the video clip, Nirav Modi dodges all questionsNirav Modi is one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scamFugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, has been tracked down to the United Kingdom.The 48-year-old most wanted man now lives in an 8 million pound apartment in London’s West End and is now involved in a new diamond business, UK-based newspaper The Telegraph has reported.As per the report, rent of the three-bedroom flat, occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block, is estimated to cost £17,000/month or Rs 15 lakh.The UK daily has also released a video of Nirav Modi walking freely on the streets of London. Sporting a handle-bar moustache, wearing an Ostrich Hide jacket,estimated to cost 10,000 pounds, Nirav Modi is no longer bald.Exclusive: Telegraph journalists tracked down Nirav Modi, the billionaire diamond tycoon who is a suspect for the biggest banking fraud in India’s historyhttps://t.co/PpsjGeFEsy pic.twitter.com/v3dN5NotzQThe Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 8, 2019As he is confronted by the newspaper over various allegations levelled against him, Nirav Modi says “no comments” and continues to smile.The report says despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice being issued for his arrest, Modi is involved in a new diamond business based in London.A source has told the the UK daily that Modi had been given a National Insurance number by the Department for Work and Pensions, meaning he can legally work in Britain, and has used British bank accounts.advertisementThe intel agencies had earlier provided input the Nirav Nodi had changed his appearance to disguise people. Then and now: Handlebar moustache, grey beard, India’s most wanted man Nirav Modi has been spotted in London in a new avatar.The MOST WANTED MANAn extradition request against Nirav Modi is pending since September last year before the UK authorities.The investigative agencies told India Today that they are not happy with the UK authorities over the developments in connection with Nirav Modi’s extradition.”After a Red Corner Notice was issued against Modi, we sent an extradition request to UK authorities with his address. The authorities were expected to provisionally arrest Modi so that judicial process can start but till date no action has been taken,” said a senior officer.The senior officials of the Enforcement Directorate also sent multiple reminders to the UK authorities to arrest Nirav Modi, but no action was taken.Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached properties of Nirav Modi worth Rs 147.72 crore in connection with the Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.The ED had registered a money laundering case against Nirav Modi and others on February 15, 2018.Allegedly, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others committed the offence of cheating against Punjab National Bank in connivance with certain bank officials by fraudulently getting the LOUs issued without following prescribed procedure and caused a wrongful loss to the bank.Several properties in India and abroad worth Rs 1,725.36 crore were also attached earlier. In addition, gold, diamond, bullions, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 489.75 crore belonging to Nirav Modi Group were also seized.A prosecution complaint has been filed in this case against Nirav Modi and others for the offense of money laundering.ALSO READ | Boom! And Nirav Modi’s Rs 100-crore bungalow is goneALSO WATCH | Nirav Modi spotted roaming freely on London streetsFor 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 bySumeda Tags :Follow Nirav Modi Fugitive Nirav Modi spotted in London: New look, £8-million flat and a new diamond businessFound freely roaming on London streets, Nirav Modi has changed his looks and cannot be easily recognised. When asked whether he has urged Britain to grant him asylum, Nirav Modi says “no comments”.advertisement
Next Varun Singh New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 17:44 IST Third-gen Bentley Flying Spur will have many new features and technologies.HIGHLIGHTSThe new Flying Spur will combine the delight of both sports sedan and luxury limousine.Third-gen Flying Spur’s cabin will feature a three-dimensional, textured leather upholstery.Bentley Motors produces four models — Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne.With Bentley Motors celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, the luxury carmaker is all set unveil globally the third-generation Flying Spur grand touring sedan on June 11. At present, Bentley Flying Spur range has four variants — Flying Spur, Flying Spur W12 S, Flying Spur V8 S and Flying Spur V8.The all-new Flying Spur will combine the delight of both sports sedan and luxury limousine and will deliver an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike, Bentley Motors said in a statement.Third-generation Bentley Flying Spur will feature all-wheel steering. During high-speed manoeuvres, the electronic system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels. Bentley customers and enthusiasts can visit www.NewFlyingSpur.com to register their interest in the upcoming Flying Spur. Three-dimensional, textured leather upholstery in third-gen Bentley Flying Spur.The new Flying Spur is a ground-up development and its cabin will feature a three-dimensional, textured leather upholstery that has been developed by a team of craftsmen and women based in Crewe, England. According to the company, the new material is just one of many new features and technologies that Bentley will introduce with the third-generation grand touring sedan.Currently, Flying Spur and Flying Spur W12 S are powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine. This powertrain makes 616 bhp and 800 Nm of torque in Flying Spur and 626 bhp and 820 Nm of torque in Flying Spur W12 S. The other two variants — Flying Spur V8 S and Flying Spur V8 — get the same 4.0-litre V8 S twin-turbocharged engine. In Flying Spur V8 S, the engine produces 521 bhp and 680 Nm of torque, while it churns out 500 bhp and 660 Nm of torque in Flying Spur V8. The engines are mated to an 8-speed transmission. Bentley Flying Spur gets an all-wheel-drive powertrain.advertisementHeadquartered in Crewe, England, Bentley Motors produces four models — Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: First drive reviewALSO READ | MG Hector bookings to start on June 4ALSO READ | Toyota Glanza pre-bookings start, launch on June 6Get 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow BentleyFollow Flying SpurFollow Bentley Flying SpurFollow Bentley Flying Spur unveilFollow Flying Spur global unveil Bentley Flying Spur third-gen global reveal on June 11New Bentley Flying Spur will feature all-wheel steering. During high-speed manoeuvres, the electronic system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels. Bentley customers and enthusiasts can visit www.NewFlyingSpur.com to register their interest in the upcoming Flying Spur.advertisement
Press Trust of India DubaiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 18:10 IST The most watched match globally was India versus Pakistan. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld Cup 2019 was most-watched ICC event ever with global cumulative average live audience of 1.6 billionThe most-watched match globally was India versus Pakistan with 273 million unique viewers tuningCWC19 experienced a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 edition and a unique broadcast audience of 706 million viewersThe 2019 Men’s ODI World Cup that saw England lift their maiden trophy was the most-watched ICC event ever with a global cumulative average live audience of 1.6 billion.”India led the way with the consumption of live matches on digital platforms with Hotstar reporting a world record for the highest ever concurrent viewership of a live stream with 25.3 million viewers during the India vs New Zealand semifinal,” an ICC media release said.It was also the most widely available ICC event in history as more than 20,000 hours of live-action, repeats and highlights coverage was carried by 25 broadcast partners across more than 200 territories.”The event experienced a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 edition and a unique broadcast audience of 706 million viewers, demonstrating the phenomenal reach and power of live cricket around the world.”The most-watched match globally was India versus Pakistan with 273 million unique viewers tuning into linear TV coverage with over another 50 million digital-only viewers,” the statement added.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs Pakistan India vs Pakistan encounter most watched match globally during World Cup 2019Cricket World Cup 2019 was also the most widely available ICC event in history as more than 20,000 hours of live-action, repeats and highlights coverage was carried by 25 broadcast partners across more than 200 territories.advertisement Next
Editors’ Recommendations The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold 1. Xersion 2. Xersion 3. Xersion 4. Xersion 5. Xersion compression 6. Xersion compression 7. Xersion compression 8. Xersion compression Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style Looking to revamp your gym get-up? Look no further. Xersion, available only at J.C. Penney, is here to help make you look as good as you feel during, before, or after a swole sesh.Whether it’s compression gear to work out in or comfortable sweats to lounge around in while you finish binging Making a Murderer, Xersion offers a range of items to pack in your gym bag.“We pride the brand on all of its attributes; performance, fashion and value,” says Victor Brockwell, Men’s Divisional Trend Manager, JCPenney.Related: Epicurean: Carving Boards for a Man’s Kitchen Compression gear is great in two senses. For one, it hugs your body, keeping you warm for outdoor workouts, like running, or simply on your commute to and from the gym. Secondly, they cause increased blood circulation, which many feel can lead to improved endurance and overall physical performance.Xersion performance pieces include cold gear shirts, compression shorts and pants, compression muscle and short-sleeve shirts and layering pieces like the packable puffer vest.“To round out what to pack in your gym bag, there are cotton-rich fleece hoodies, polar fleece jackets and cargo jogger pants,” explains Brockwell. “These garments can be what you wear leaving the gym or even for weekend activities. It’s just as important to have casual and comfortable pieces as it is to have functional fitness items.”All of the brand’s current winter styles are available for under $50. That includes compression gear, puffer vests, tech fleece zip-ups, cotton-rich fleece hoodies, polar fleece jackets and cargo jogger pants, and more.So does Brockwell have a favorite of the bunch? “I’m love the short sleeve pull over training hoodie; perfect for the gym or a lazy Sunday.”Check out Xersion’s full winter collection here. Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts
Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Now boasting seven brick-and-mortar locations in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington D.C., Onward Reserve is a retail bastion of up-to-date apparel, accessories and gifts for guys whose style can best be described as “conservative Southern.” Stocking brands from Peter Millar and Barbour to Levi’s, Shinola, Filson and Southern Proper, these upscale and welcoming lifestyle men’s stores also do a brisk business with their in-house apparel line, which is created by store founder/owner TJ Callaway. He recently spoke to The Manual about his go-to and growing retail chain, which also operates a successful online business….What is the history of Onward Reserve?We opened our first store in Athens, Georgia where the University of Georgia is in 2012 right before football season. Since then we’ve opened six more. We started with ecommerce before we opened the first store and had a good print catalog and website.What is the overall gist of the stores?We are a lifestyle shop and cater to my lifestyle: a laid-back sort of Southern lifestyle. In the third-party brands that we carry we are trying to curate unique items that people want or don’t even know that they want and bring all those items together in a really cool atmosphere. There are bars and leather couches and flat-screen TVs in all the stores where you can just hang out. And some have pool tables. It’s really laid-back and a sort of man cave type of environment.And you do your own collection?We’ve got our own line of clothing and it’s a pretty conservative mix that’s updated. Fall 2016 will be our fourth season. We do standard wovens and sport shirts and that have a little bit of a tailored fit. We’re playing with performance fabrics in order to differentiate and we have some pretty great golf shirts and a pretty full line. We have sport coats coming out this fall. It has been really well received. I have a knack for retail and merchandising but I am certainly not a fashion designer. I think that’s what also makes us unique. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel and I’m not trying to be the next hot fashion designer. We’re really just trying to put together a really organized line that outfits our customers.Speaking of, who are your customers?It’s probably 50-50 male to female. We’ve got a really inviting environment that actually feels more like a boutique for females to shop for the men in their lives so it’s a little more comfortable than a dusty old men’s shop that they had to go to in the past. As far as who is wearing our product, it’s all over the board as far as age. We’ve done a good job of catering to lots of different types of people. We get everyone from high school kids to people who are my dad’s age. It’s more about whether somebody identifies with the feel of our store and brand as opposed to other brands.What are your current bestsellers?Our brand has been far and away our bestseller since we launched it. It has been growing tremendously every year. Accessories-wise, Shinola watches are still on the rise and Krewe sunglasses out of New Orleans have done really well. And in the fall we sell Barbour jackets and Filson luggage and that sort of thing.How often do you refresh the merchandise?It’s a constant shuffle. We pride ourselves on having unique gift ideas. We sometimes refer to ourselves as that place you go to buy a gift for the guy who has everything or at thinks he has everything. We to find those cool items. For example, we’ve got a company, Tokens & Icons, that makes bottle openers out of old MLB bats, paddock at the Kentucky Derby and old Madison Square Garden seats.Do you plan to open more stores?We do. We’ve seen so much success with our own label our biggest focus right now is wholesale accounts so we are selling it into other specialty retail stores. We’re going to do some pop-ups this holiday and then we’ll probably open a few more stores next year.What is the general price range?We are a luxury price point generally. Our sport coats are in the $595-695 range and sell Canada Goose jackets that are upwards of $1,000 and Shinola watches are $500-700. But you don’t want to go into a store and feel like you can’t afford anything so from the beginning I’ve wanted to have stuff that anybody can afford. We’ve done a T-shirt partnership with Steve Penley who is well know artist out of Atlanta who has done a ton of stuff for the Coca-Cola company. He is to Coca-Cola what Andy Warhol was to Campbell Soup. He’s known for political stuff and has painted all the presidents. We’re the exclusive licensee to put his art on apparel and gifts so we have great T-shirts from him that are in the $30 price range.What sets Onward Reserve apart from other stores?We are coming at it from a really authentic place. At the end of the day it’s obviously about making money but it has never been about sitting down with a spreadsheet and figuring out how to make the most money possible. It has been about figuring out how we create an authentic place and serve our customers. It’s really just me and what I would want in a store and thankfully a lot of people seem to have the same taste as I do. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens
Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Ask Aarón Díaz what he loves about the new Perry Ellis fragrance for men, and the answer is pretty simple: “It’s just magic.”Díaz — a versatile actor, model, and singer best-known for his role in ABC’s Quantico — is the face of the the brand’s new namesake fragrance (and a stylish one, at that).He said the company’s emphasis on subtle style and mobile menswear reflects his own career. Díaz likes to hop from project to project, showing up in new roles and situations and reinventing himself each time.That reinvention echoes the approach Perry Ellis took to crafting its masculine (but not overpowering) fragrance. Notes of Italian bergamot, crushed lavender, and verbena meet an infusion of iced juniper, geranium, and Mediterranean rosemary — a modern scent for the modern man who’s always on the go.The crisp, clean fragrance is also emblematic of the brand’s idea of what Díaz calls “intelligent” menswear: clothing that moves with you from situation to situation. In that regard, partnering with a gifted, stylish actor like Díaz was a “no-brainer,” creative director Michael Maccari said at a recent New York City cocktail party celebrating the launch. Díaz, dressed in a sharp Perry Ellis suit in a standout shade of blue, noted the tailoring and mobility of the two-piece combo — quite different than the immobile, rip-prone gear he wore while filming for Quantico.Michael Maccari and Aaron Diaz celebrated the launch of the new Perry Ellis Fragrance in NYC on August 29.The fragrance itself embodies quiet confidence, and the look — a frosted clear bottle and black top — is similarly striking, yet not ostentatious. In short, it’s the perfect fragrance to wear alongside Perry Ellis menswear — at least, Díaz thinks so.“I wouldn’t change one thing,” Díaz said of the new fragrance, noting it could soon become an iconic scent for the brand.Perry Ellis is available for purchase now. 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn
London—June 24, 2019 – The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has collaborated with its treasured partners at London’s most revered attractions to curate a summer of exclusive events for its guests and visitors to the capital. The Red Carnation Summer of Culture is a series of enriching evenings that combine exceptional hotel experiences with privileged access, made possible by the collection’s unrivaled connections. The special, bespoke evenings will marry together experts from London’s most talked-about exhibitions and performances with the warm and generous hospitality of Red Carnation, creating elegant celebrations of the city’s finest art, history, food and music. The season of events runs throughout July and August, and bookings are now open. July 16th – Printmaking with Edvard Munch The Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury has collaborated with The British Museum to offer an exclusive workshop, themed around the hit exhibition, Edward Munch: Love and Angst. This unforgettable evening will explore the radical father of Expressionism’s contribution to printmaking history. Using Munch’s work as a starting point, guests will create their own print with oil-based inks, wood blocks and copper plates. The experience also includes tickets to the exhibition, which closes on 21st July, a welcome drink and a selection of BBQ dishes from The Montague’s delicious Beach Bar menu. Printmaking with Edvard Munch at The Montague on the Gardens takes place from 7pm on 16th July 2019 and is priced at £69 per person. For more information and bookings please visit www.montaguehotel.com. August 1st – ‘Moving to Mars’ Afternoon Tea The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington has created an exclusive afternoon with the curator of the Design Museum’s Moving to Mars exhibition. Eleanor Watson will give an insight into the collaborations, commissions and recreations which have brought the ground-breaking exhibit to life. As guests discover how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to the habitats that people will live in, they will dine on a specially-created space-themed afternoon tea in The Conservatory at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. ‘Moving to Mars’ Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences will take place from 2pm on 1st August 2019 and is priced at £60 per person. For more information and bookings please visit www.milestonehotel.com. August 1st – The Future of Food The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge will welcome Catherine Flood, Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s FOOD: Bigger than the Plate exhibit, to join guests for an evening of canapés, cocktails and conversation about the future of food. The menu for the evening has been designed with sustainable ingredients and to produce zero food waste, reflecting Red Carnation’s passionate commitment to ethical practices. The V&A exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to explore how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable and delicious food future; and this exclusive evening at The Egerton will explore these topics and more. ‘The Future of Food’ at The Egerton House Hotel will take place from 6pm on 1st August 2019 and is priced at £65 per person. For more information and bookings please visit www.egertonhousehotel.com. August 23rd – The Art of Tenugui Led by an expert from Japan House, this culturally immersive evening at The Rubens at the Palace in Victoria will explore the Japanese art of gift wrapping using a tenugui – a cotton fabric and a sustainable alternative to using disposable materials. During this interactive workshop, cultural experts will discuss Japanese art and design in the hotel’s Leopard Bar, home of the city’s most exciting new sushi offering. Guests will dine on a delicious selection of Japanese cuisine created by the hotel’s sushi chef Suren, and enjoy a welcome sake cocktail or Champagne. ‘The Art of Tenugui’ at The Rubens at The Palace’s Leopard Bar will take place from 7pm on 23rd August 2019 and is priced at £75 per person. For more information and bookings please visit www.rubenshotel.com. August 20th – Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Under the glass ceiling of The Chesterfield Mayfair’s beautiful Conservatory, guests will enjoy an exclusive, private performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, whilst dining on a special menu developed by Head Chef, Nathan Hindmarsh. Hosted by Huw Davies, Deputy Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the elegant evening of food and music will include an insightful Q&A session with the musicians. Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Chesterfield Mayfair will take place on 20 August and is priced at £160 per person including wines (£100 per person with non-alcoholic beverages). For more information and bookings please visit www.chesterfieldmayfair.com. ABOUT RED CARNATION HOTELS President & Founder Beatrice Tollman has built Red Carnation Hotels with a vision for service excellence and a passion for generous hospitality. Today the collection proudly stands at 20 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define the family-owned and run business. The hotel collection is lovingly named after the signature flower Mrs. Tollman’s husband always wears, and this symbol of hospitality is also worn by every member of the team. The guest experience is always at the heart of Red Carnation, where talented teams exceed expectations with warm and caring service, delicious cuisine and thoughtful touches. We also connect guests with the local destination through authentic and meaningful experiences, beautiful and restorative design and curated art collections. These hotels are truly the art of hospitality. Red Carnation Hotels is committed to helping protect the natural & cultural heritage found in each location. We are a company dedicated to building a sustainable future for the surrounding communities and wildlife, in order to maintain a sense of place for staff and guests for many years to come.