9 months agoYaya tells critics of Man Utd ace Pogba: There’s only one Kante

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Yaya tells critics of Man Utd ace Pogba: There’s only one Kanteby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City icon Yaya Toure is happy to see Paul Pogba back to his best at Manchester United.Pogba was often criticised for the defensive side of his game under Jose Mourinho but Toure believes he needs to focus on what he’s good at – very much like how the Ivorian himself did at Manchester City.”A player like myself, I just wanted to give more, I just wanted to produce more and I like the challenge,” Toure told Sky Sports. “Sometimes it’s been very difficult to deliver in your best position and know what your best qualities are. Because to be like N’Golo Kante is impossible, it’s impossible. “But he can deliver like he has done in the past at Juventus. He can shoot from far, he can pass – it’s what the fans want and its what the club has paid for this kind of player. “What he has to do now is to continue to believe in himself. He’s going to continue working hard and keep doing what he’s doing.”When asked whether Pogba’s confidence has risen because of the new regime, Toure said: “I think now Paul has more belief in his manager. And his manager has more belief in him to deliver and push his team-mates further. “He has the quality to do that because when you see the World Cup in Russia, we saw a clip of him talking in the dressing room giving a speech to his team-mates – it was amazing.”He’s the type of player that needs a connection with his manager. Just being trusted and being told to push… feeling the love, if we can say that.”That’s good for United and that’s good for the fans because this type of player needs to shine and show their quality. “And at this moment, he’s responded very well.” last_img read more

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a month agoBournemouth manager Howe happy with Danjuma recovery

first_imgBournemouth manager Howe happy with Danjuma recoveryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe says Arnaut Danjuma is recovering well from injury.The promising winger, signed from Club Brugge in the summer, has been out injured since early August.The coach told the Daily Echo: “Arnaut is in and around the training group. He trained for the first time with us this week, but he’s not training regularly.”It will be one session and then a gap and then he’ll train again. We’re building up that load with him.”But he’s looked very good in the one training session he had.”I was really impressed with him so he’s probably the closest (to returning).”With his injury it’s about just not pushing too much in one or two days. We’ve just got to build his load and then he’ll be fine.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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7 days agoMan City make offer for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

first_imgMan City make offer for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickeyby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have offered to loan Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey back to the Jambos during talks for the teen.The Daily Mail says City are bidding to seal a £1.5million transfer in January. The English champions are keen to see off competition for the 17-year-old left-back from English Premier League rivals.Two-footed Hickey impressed with his display in the Scottish Cup Final defeat to Celtic at the age of 16, just weeks after making his debut, and has since emerged as a key first team player. A willingness to allow Hickey to return to Tynecastle until the summer is appealing to manager Craig Levein. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Video: Brian Kelly Calls Out Other Power Programs For Scheduling FCS Opponents

first_imgBrian Kelly calls out the haters on tv.Brian Kelly Calls Out HatersThis past offseason, at least two coaches at major college football programs – Missouri’s Gary Pinkel and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney – suggested that because Notre Dame isn’t part of a conference (and therefore doesn’t have the opportunity to play a 13th game), the Fighting Irish shouldn’t be eligible for the College Football Playoff.Well, it took a few months, but someone has finally asked Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly his opinion on the matter. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen posed the question Wednesday during his show.As you’d guess, Kelly doesn’t agree. He thinks that until other power programs stop scheduling FCS opponents, there won’t be a level playing field anyway. In short, he defended his team’s usually-difficult schedule.Strength of schedule has become a hot topic this season, and we’re only one week in. Don’t expect that to change.last_img read more

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Martino fumes over VAR absence from Gold Cup

first_imgGerardo Martino criticised the absence of VAR from the Gold Cup after a “bad” refereeing performance almost cost Mexico in their nervy quarter-final win over Costa Rica.El Tri squeezed into the final four thanks in large part to goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a brilliant save deep into extra time and crucially denied Keysher Fuller in the subsequent penalty shoot-out.The favourites might have avoided the fright had Panamanian match official John Pitti not awarded Costa Rica a second-half spot-kick for a seemingly fair Luis Rodriguez challenge on Joel Campbell that appeared to occur outside the box. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Bryan Ruiz converted to cancel out Raul Jimenez’s opener and the additional 30 minutes proved costly for Mexico as head coach Martino was shown a yellow card for remonstrating with the fourth official, his second of the tournament prompting a touchline ban for the semi-final date with unheralded Haiti.”The refereeing was bad,” Martino said.”It’s impossible, with the technology that exists today and with VAR in Mexico and with VAR in the United States, that this tournament be played without VAR.”I’m out of the next game and this referee could officiate the final of the tournament.”I don’t think it’s fair that a referee from Panama, who [are still in the tournament], leads this game.”Mexico are now two wins away from reclaiming the Gold Cup crown they conceded to the United States four years ago and Martino is confident his squad will be fresh enough for the clash with Haiti, who came from two goals down to knock out Canada.”I’m very happy with what we have done,” the Argentine said.”The medical team told me there are issues with cramps due to the 120 minutes the players had to run.”We have three days until the semi-final with a trip in between, but I think it will be possible to play on Wednesday without problem.”The remaining quarter-final ties take place on Sunday as Jamaica meet Panama before the USMNT tackle the tournament’s surprise packages Curacao, with the winners of those two ties then meeting in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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Cause Of Death Revealed For Former All-American Tight End

first_imgGeneral view of action as wide receiver Jaron Brown #13 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Giants.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 24: General view of action as wide receiver Jaron Brown #13 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Giants at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals won 23-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Chris Gedney, a former All-American tight end at Syracuse and six-year NFL player, died suddenly back in March. The school and the Gedney family declined to release too much information on the tragic loss at the time. However, we now know Chris Gedney’s cause of death.Gedney was discussed in a recent episode of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. During the show, HBO’s Jon Frankel, a fellow Syracuse alumnus and friend of Gedney, revealed that he committed suicide. Some speculated as much online after the news initially broke, but was never made official.It should be noted that Frankel received permission from the Gedney family to share that news with HBO. More from Syracuse.com:Frankel said he and Gedney would grab a bite to eat a few times a year in New York. It was at these dinners, Frankel said, Gedney discussed his concerns about his future.“He wouldn’t say, ‘I have CTE,’ ” Frankel said, “but he was definitely scared of what might happen.”[…]“He wasn’t pleased with the way his mind was reacting to things, emotionally,” Frankel said. “That was of grave concern to him.”Here is a clip of tonight’s episode of Real Sports, during which Chris Gedney’s cause of death is discussed:Gedney was a stand-out for a strong Syracuse program from 1988-1992. As a senior, he was a consensus All-American, and went on to be a third round pick by the Chicago Bears.He played three seasons in Chicago, and three with the Arizona Cardinals. Gedney caught 83 passes in 73 career NFL games for 914 yards and eight touchdowns. He was a finalist for the NFL Man of the Year Award in 2000.After his career, he became a broadcaster, calling Cardinals games, before returning to Syracuse University. He called Orange football games on the radio, while working for the university in other roles. In 2011, he was promoted to the position of assistant athletics director for major gifts.Gedney was just 47 years old when he died in March. Our thoughts continue to go out to his family and friends, and those affected by his passing.[Syracuse.com]last_img read more

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Washington Will Be Without A Preseason All-American vs. Auburn

first_imgA Washington cheerleader holding a Huskies megaphone.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – OCTOBER 29: A Washington Huskies cheerleader cheers at the Utah Utes, Washington Huskies NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)The biggest game of college football’s Week 1 slate is probably taking place in Atlanta, Ga.Two College Football Playoff contenders, Auburn and Washington, are set to meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The Huskies, ranked No. 6 in the preseason top 25, will be missing a very key player against the No. 9-ranked Tigers.Washington All-American left tackle Trey Adams will reportedly not be playing today.Sources: @UW_Football LT Trey Adams (back) is out vs. Auburn today. https://t.co/7AdPA6eQBg— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) September 1, 2018From the Seattle Times:Washington senior left tackle Trey Adams, a preseason All-American, will not play in the No. 6 Huskies’ season opener against No. 9 Auburn because of a back injury, multiple sources told The Seattle Times.Adams did not make the trip to Atlanta with the rest of the team.The Huskies this week listed junior Jared Hilbers as Adams’ backup at left tackle.Washington and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

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CFB Expert Releases Score Predictions For Week 4’s Biggest Games

first_imgA closeup of a Nike Vapor Elite football sitting on a football field.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Week 4 of the college football season is on tap for this weekend. Conference play is starting to heat up, and there are a number of intriguing matchups.Alabama welcomes Texas A&M to Tuscaloosa, while Stanford travels to Oregon for a Pac-12 clash. Georgia-Missouri, Wisconsin-Iowa and Michigan State-Indiana all have the potential to be interesting as well.As he does each week, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his score picks for Week 4. He picked more than 20 contestsHere are Russo’s predictions for the big games:Penn State 35, Illinois 14Alabama 48, Texas A&M 17Georgia 48, Missouri 28Clemson 35, Georgia Tech 16Ohio State 56, Tulane 10Florida 24, Tennessee 16Oregon 31, Stanford 28Wake Forest 28, Notre Dame 24Mississippi State 31, Kentucky 20TCU 31, Texas 28Wisconsin 23, Iowa 18Michigan 28, Nebraska 17Michigan State 27, Indiana 20Russo’s “Upset Special” pick is Wake Forest over No. 8 Notre Dame. He is 2-1 picking upsets so far this week.You can see Russo’s full breakdown of his picks here.last_img read more

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Petition Started For Ridiculous Change To College Football Mascot

first_imgMiami players run onto the field before a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)One college football fanbase is calling for a ridiculous change to be made to its mascot. Students at the University of Miami started a petition to change the smoking device of the school’s mascot from a pipe to a Juul.The Juul is an electronic vaping device popular among college-aged adults. Now some are hoping it becomes the preferred method of smoking by a school’s mascot.Miami student Alec Castillo started the petition on Change.org that already has over 240 signatures with a goal of 500. Castillo revealed the purpose of the change.The University of Miami is a progressive institution that should reflect the changing cultural landscape that we live in today. We, the undersigned students of the University of Miami advocate the Board of Directors to let our school mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, hit the JUUL.Although likely started as a joke, the petition has already grown legs. Here’s a look at what the mascot would look like after the change.As a student of @univmiami I want a mascot that represents the diverse and ever-changing student body. Please sign the petition for your voice to be heard and to make a change. #LetHimJUUL https://t.co/mqqD8K6FYQ— Alec castillo (@alecccastle) September 11, 2018Good luck with that.last_img read more

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AAF Getting Destroyed By Latest News Shared By Player

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Alliance of American Football league is once again under fire on social media for some troubling details that have emerged in the wake of the league’s folding.The AAF, which announced a suspension of all operations earlier this week, lasted for just two months.Since news broke of the league’s suspension, several troubling details have emerged regarding the folding.The latest news from a former player has caused quite a stir on social media.A former player, Adrien Robinson, revealed that he’s on the hook for a $2500 hotel charge.“I woke up to over a $2500 charge pending on my account from the Sonesta hotel our team stayed in. I called the bank and Memphis team president. My only option is to dispute the charges on Monday. The same thing happened to other players on our team,” he announced.@TheAAF I woke up to over a $2500 charge pending on my account from the Sonesta hotel our team stayed in. I called the bank and Memphis team president. My only option is to dispute the charges on Monday. The same thing happened to other players on our team @ohrnberger— Adrien Robinson (@ItsARob8One) April 4, 2019AAF players in Memphis reportedly returned to their hotel to find their belongings in the lobby.“Players in Memphis came back to their hotels after news came down, and had their personal items waiting in the lobby. Kicked out of their lodgings,” one insider revealed.More on the #AAF collapse:+Players in Memphis came back to their hotels after news came down, and had their personal items waiting in the lobby. Kicked out of their lodgings.+Amount of money owed to vendors, venues, etc. in San Antonio for training camp is over $4 Million— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) April 4, 2019It’s not uncommon for an athlete to have to place a personal credit card down when checking into a room, but clearly the players weren’t planning on having to pay for their own rooms.Hopefully this is a situation that can get resolved, though based on some other stories regarding the league, I wouldn’t count on it.last_img read more

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Jahmyr Gibbs, No. 9 APB In 2020 Class, Announces Commitment

first_img He announced his decision on Twitter.Committed to the institute🐝 #Goldblooded @CoachCollins @coachchoice @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/tAAhgATnR8— 1 (@Jahmyr_Gibbs1) May 25, 2019Gibbs is a Dalton, Georgia native.This is a huge pickup for Georgia Tech’s 2020 class, which now ranks No. 12 in the country and No. 5 in the ACC.You can view the full class here. A general view of georgia tech's stadiumATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)One of the top all-around running back recruits in the 2020 class has announced where he’ll be playing his college football.Jahmyr Gibbs, the No. 9 all-purpose back in the country, announced his commitment on Saturday.The 5-foot-11, 194-pound back has committed to Georgia Tech.Gibbs picked the Yellow Jackets over Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas A&M, among other programs.last_img read more

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The Ashes: Joe Root ready to return to No.3 to solve England’s top-order crisis

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 13:58 IST Joe Root averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoot, who averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3, offered to bat in top 3 Root approached England coach Trevor Bayliss and informed that he desires to bat at No.3England have used four players at No 3 after Root in seven Tests with none able to hold down the positionEngland captain Joe Root is set to return to No.3 in the batting order in the 1st Ashes Test. Root approached England coach Trevor Bayliss and informed that he desires to bat at No.3 after the win against Ireland last week.England were bowled out for a mere 85 runs in the 1st innings of the one-off Test at Lord’s against Ireland. Root, who averages 40.47 in 40 Test innings with two centuries at No.3, offered to bat in top 3 to solve England’s top-order crisis.This means that Jason Roy and Rory Burns will open the innings, with Root coming at No.3 and Joe Denly at No.4 against Australia in the 1st Test at Edgbaston.England have used four players at No 3 after Root in seven Tests with none able to hold down the position. Earlier, Joe Root had stipulated his teammates to ride on the wave of their World Cup triumph for the looming Ashes series.Hosts England had clinched their maiden World Cup title when they beat New Zealand side on boundary count after a tied Super Over in a dramatic final on July 14.Australia will play against England in the first Ashes at Edgbaston on August 1. Steve Waugh was the last Australian captain to lead them to Ashes glory in England, back in 2001.Whereas hosts England are heading into the Ashes as the overwhelming favourites. The players are riding high on confidence after their maiden World Cup win earlier this month as well.Australia’s 17-Man Squad: Tim Paine (C & WK), Cameron Bancroft, Patrick Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David WarneradvertisementEngland 14-man squad for 1st Ashes Test: Joe Root ©, Ben Stokes (VC), Jason Roy, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Joe Denly, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Olly Stone, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam CurranAlso Read | The Ashes, England vs Australia 2019: All you need to know about cricket’s oldest rivalryAlso Read | Australia receive injury boost ahead of 1st Ashes Test as Khawaja passes fitness testAlso 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 Ashes 2019Follow Joe RootFollow England VS Australia The Ashes: Joe Root ready to return to No.3 to solve England’s top-order crisisEngland Test skipper Joe Root has decided to return to No.3 after a top-order failure against Ireland, where they were bowled out for 85.advertisementlast_img read more

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Asia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020

first_imgAsia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020Pakistan said, BCCI has a June, 2020 deadline to confirm their participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 29, 2019UPDATED: September 29, 2019 21:27 IST Asia Cup: India vs Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, said PCB CEO Wasim KhanWe are ready to have India in the Asia Cup, he saidHowever the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogativeThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set a June, 2020, deadline for the Indian Cricket Board to confirm its participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.”We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time till next year’s September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can’t be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said in an interview.However the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogative.”But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup,” Khan said.Khan however acknowledged the practical problems in having any bilateral cricketing ties with India in the prevailing strenuous relationship between the two neighbours.”Board to board level, we share a good relation with India but they have a lot of government interference and we can’t keep on running after them to play a bilateral series. If they want to play they will have to tell us and give us a firm commitment. We have no issues playing at a neutral venue,” Khan said.Also Read | ODI and T20I series in Pakistan will be a precursor for Test tour in December: SL coach RatnayakeAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Asia CupFollow Ind vs Pak Nextlast_img read more

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Wear It Now: Bandana Print

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Editors’ Recommendations Bold prints are an important building block of the modern wardrobe, but with so many options out there, what to wear? One that we love is the bandana print, particularly for the inner cowboy and rapper among us. Long associated with kerchiefs and neck scarves, the bordered paisley print became synonymous in recent decades with street style and one very chill dude by the name of Snoop Dogg. But how times have changed. Today designers are purging the print of its former rebellious association and transforming it into a high fashion statement, as seen in the most recent collections of the designer brands Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. Fortunately, regular folks like us won’t have to wait till next spring to get a jump on the trend. Above, five stylish reinterpretations of the classic to sport right now. L-R: Crooks & Castles, $52; Bellfield, $70; Shades of Grey, $48; AMH; Club Monaco, $24.50.center_img 1. Wear It Now: Bandana Print 2. Sweatshirt, Bellfield 3. Tank top, Shades of Grey 4. Short, AMH 5. Vintage paisley bandana, Club Monaco The Best Men’s Tanks to Bare Your Biceps this Summer The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands last_img read more

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The Manual’s Guide to Grooming: Facial Hair

first_imgPop a little bit of Mr. Natty Pleasant Pucker on ya lips after you’ve had a cup of tea. Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Always close the toilet lid! It’s  just good luck No matter if you are a total Neanderthal and you never have a gal over, always keep the bathroom looking impeccable because you never know! If you shave over the sink, wash out the sink bowl of stubble. Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Splash your scalp with some Mr Natty Jack Tar Bay Rum and give yourself an invigorating head message or better still, get your man servant to do it for you while watching the ships go by from top deck.Add a little Natty hair preparation, DUB, and look sharper than the “Charge of the Light Brigade”.BINGO, IF THAT DONT WORK  I WILL FLY OVER TO HELP MYSELF .Etiquette:Never, ever, ever wax your brows. Your barber can certainly trim and pluck to avoid Björk brows. The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions center_img  Always replace the TP! Nobody wants a scavenger hunt when on the john. Editors’ Recommendations In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we get groomed by England’s own Mister Natty.Our thoughts on the subject:Grooming has become a booming business and we couldn’t be happier. It’s good to see guys taking care of themselves. But there are oodles in the market place so we offer guidance through our grooming section on brands we find work well. It’s never a bad day when we have to test new shaving creams and hang over curing moisturizers. Some of our favorites include Baxter of California, Kiehl’s, Juniper Ridge, Organic Male and Third Man for unique cologne. So don’t be afraid to get caught clicking on grooming sites; your face will thank you.Tips from a master Barber: Mr. Natty is one of the most well loved barbers over there in Londontowne.  His product line has brit-wit names such as ‘Face Forest Soap’, ‘Pleasant Pucker Lip Salve’ and ‘Shipwreck Soap’ and are all made in the UK. A cut and shave with Natty is pretty close to what heaven must be like and as he told us,  ‘What’s said in the barber’s chair, stays in the barber’s chair!” Here are his tips on how to get groomed after a boozy night out.Drink a glass of water (London tap) and twizzle your mustache. If you use products, put the lids back on and put them in a drawer. Displaying product is something for the ladies to do, we need to appear effortless in our mission to keep the ole pan looking fresh. Shave with Mr Natty’s Silver Label Shave Soap and Mr. Natty Shave Oil. After a spot of yoga of course. How to Choose the Right Dress Shirtlast_img read more

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The North Face’s prototype ‘Moon Parka’ coat is made of synthetic spider silk

first_imgBecause it’s one of the world’s stretchiest and strongest materials, spider silk has long been considered the holy grail of textiles. If we could figure out a way to mass produce it, we could make some of the strongest ropes and farbrics the world has ever seen. The only hangup is that, so far, no one has been able to successfully harvest real spider silk — mainly because spiders are a bit competitive and will eat their rivals to stay dominant.Spiber x The North Face from Spiber Inc. on Vimeo.That’s where a Japan-based biotech firm Spiber comes in. The company has been successful in creating a manufacturing process that allows it to mass produce synthetic versions of spider silk while still keeping its attractive properties. North Face took notice of Spiber’s work, and the two companies recently collaborated on a new jacket called the “Moon Parka,” a prototype of which is now being shown at events across Japan.Spiber uses microbes to produce the synthetic silk for the jacket. The microbes produce special proteins, which Spiber then purifies until they becomes a powder. From there, the powder is squeezed through syringes to be spun into threads, according to Popular Science.Related: Scientists add carbon nanotubes to spider silk, create ridiculously strong fibersA total of 656 different microbe variations help to process and produce the final textile, which Spiber has dubbed Qmonos — the Japanese for spider web. By using microbes to produce Qmonos, Spiber is also addressing another chief complaint of the textile industry: its notorious pollution problem. With a microbe-centric production process, the company believes it can avoid using toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment.The Moon Parka is only the beginning, though. About 250 different thread types of Qmonos will be available when the textile becomes commercially available next year, Spiber says. An exact date for the release of the jacket is not yet known, but it’s expected to come out some time in 2016.This was originally a post on our brother site, Digital Trends. The Rise of Taiwanese Food Chain Din Tai Fung Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level Could a Mead Spritzer Succeed in the Seltzer World? William Grant and Sons Launches New Single Malt Whisky Brand Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Nowlast_img read more

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Timex X Mr. Porter Collaborate on Waterbury Watch Design

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional With the Holiday season at its end, it can be easy to slouch around and lose track of time.Let’s face it, 2016 was a long and stressful year for most. However, it’s exceptionally important to stay atop of your game in every facet when the new year rolls around.To help keep track, Timex and Mr. Porter have a stunning exclusive collaboration on Timex’s Waterbury Collection of watches that’ll keep your time management and wrist fashion on lock.The two have teamed up to re-work three minimalistic styles that are aesthetically pleasing and are versatile. Any of the three can be used when dressed to the nines at a wedding, or a casual dinner out, making for a go-to type of accessory for every kind of occasion.Timex has been crafting quality watches since 1854, so staying with the times has never been an issue. Their signature look boasts a sleek, Italian design that’s elegant, yet simple. Timex is proficient at creating time-tellers that are as practical as they are stylish.“The case design, materials, dial graphics and leather straps all pay homage to the origins of the Timex brand, yet the design is clean and modern,” says Creative Director Giorgio Galli.Since finding fruition in 2011, Mr. Porter is an award-winning global, online retail destination that features some of the best styles for men. The site sells over 300 leading international brands, such as designers like J. Crew, Boglioli, Alexander McQueen, and more.With 38mm cases, the exterior faces of each watch have been designed to reflect Mr. Porter’s color palette of black and white, finished with clean, classic leather straps. To top things off, the dials are elegant and easy to read. Each variation of the design is listed at $150.But for now, let’s take our attention away from the peanut gallery and take a look at these beauts:The first creation boasts a beautiful black on black frame, clock face, and leather strap, complimented by a white dial. This one suits perfectly with an all-black get-up if you’re looking to keep the time-telling under the radar.The second truly pays its respect to Mr. Porter and it’s classic color way. It too has a black leather strap, but instead is contrasted with a sleek white clock face and frame, finished with black dials. It’s black and white finish conveys both a sense of confidence and strength, with a hint of cleanness and creativity.Last but not least, the blend-with-anything black and white frame with the brown leather strap. The brown leather strap really takes this piece to the next level, as it’ll stand out more, yet also mesh well with any outfit. All of these are classy, but this design will tick off anyone who doesn’t own a piece of the Timex X Mr. Porter collection. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About Itlast_img read more

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Set Sail on the High…Rivers? Three Surprisingly Adventurous River Cruises

first_img Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts AmaWaterways’ 28-passenger Zambezi Queen was purpose-built to cruise the rugged waters of Africa’s Chobe River. It’s a beautiful, modern ship that features some of the most luxurious creature comforts of any river-going vessel on the water today. The air-conditioned observation deck, 300-square-foot staterooms with balconies, gourmet restaurant, and open-air library and game room are among the most notable. But, it’s what’s available to travelers off the ship that caught our eye. The itinerary includes daily wildlife safaris, river exploration by Zodiac in search of Africa’s most dangerous game (including lions, hippos, and crocodiles), and hikes in Chobe National Park (home to the largest elephant population on the continent). Pricing: starting at $8,899 USD per personcenter_img River cruising is no longer just for aging retirees and well-heeled octogenarians. Legit adventure and expedition tour providers are now offering a new crop of adventurous cruises in some of the world’s wildest, most rugged destinations. Here are three adventurous river cruises and itineraries that should be on your bucket list.Amazon River (G Adventures)For decades, G Adventures’ cruises have focused more on what’s off the ship than what’s onboard. Their aptly named Explore Machu Picchu & Amazon Riverboat tour says it all. On the 11-day land and sea expedition, travelers experience some of Peru’s most iconic highlights including hiking Machu Picchu, exploring historic Cusco, catching a train to ancient ruins, and cruising down the Amazon River in search of macaws, sloths, and monkeys. The mix of land and river touring is ideal for travelers who aren’t keen to spend their entire trip on the water. Back aboard the Amatista riverboat, the vibe is comfortable, but not stuffy. Rooms are well-appointed but not luxurious; a small lounge provides a bit of indoor space to relax with a book and a drink; and the open-air observation deck atop the ship is the perfect vantage point for nature watching.Pricing: $3,499 USD per personVietnam (Austin Adventures)On this 14 day/13 night river cruise, Austin Adventures promises travelers the best of Vietnam. The tour is a deep-dive into the culture, the natural beauty, and some of the best adventure opportunities the country is famous for. Travelers cover a wide breadth of the country from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. Daily excursions include biking and hiking vast rice fields, dining with local families in the remote countryside, kayaking the iconic waters of beautiful Ha Long Bay, and exploring the Forbidden Purple City. Pricing: $4,898 USD per personChobe River, Africa (AmaWaterways) Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Ciderlast_img read more

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Baseball by the Numbers: Unbelievable World Series Stats

first_img The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Editors’ Recommendations October is a time of brisk autumn mornings, stout pours, and of course, playoff baseball. It’s the 113th installment of the World Series, and although ticket prices, revenues, and salaries have increased tenfold, there is still just one seven-game series to decide who’s crowned the winner of America’s national pastime. With the series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros at 2-3, let’s delve into some interesting and revealing facts of the World Series, courtesy of WalletHub.Quick Hitters2: The number of times the World Series has been canceled. $15,000: The price tag on a championship trophy made by Tiffany and Co. $7,600 is the value of gold and silver used to make said trophy.27: The number of championships won by the New York Yankees, more than double the amount won by any other franchise.108: The amount of diamonds encrusting the Chicago Cubs’ World Series ring after their historic win in 2016.1956: The year Don Larsen completed the first and only perfect game in a World Series.The Matchup0: The Astros are one of just eight franchises never to win a World Series. Of the eight teams, only the Texas Rangers have been in existence longer than the Astros.$1.45 billion: The estimated value of the Houston Astros organization.$1.47 million: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers spent for each win during the 2017 season. (104 total wins)$1.60 million: Amount the Houston Astros spent on each victory in 2017. (101 total wins)It’s the first time since 1970 that two 100-win teams have met on baseball’s grandest stage.$229 million: The Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball for the fifth straight year, per Spotrac. The Astros rank No. 17 at $137 million.83: Combined years of championship drought for both teams.$137.2k: The amount of money made by Astro Justin Verlander per inning pitched.$203.3k: The amount of money made by Dodger Clayton Kershaw per inning pitched. Kershaw is currently the highest paid player in Major League Baseball.TV and Advertising1st: The World Series 2017 marks the first time YoutubeTV will be the presenting sponsor.2nd: Los Angeles is Major League Baseball’s second largest media market. Houston is the 7th.$565K: The cost of a 30-second commercial during the World Series. Comparatively, the cost of a 30-sec spot for the Super Bowl is $5.02 million.23.4 million: Average viewership for the World Series 2016, up 59 percent from 2015.40 million: Viewers of Game 7 in 2016, the most watched baseball game in over 25 years.$51.7 million: Projected Ad revenue for every game past game four.$1 Billion: Disney’s 2016 investment in MLB Advanced Media’s spinoff, BAMTech, for a 33 percent stake.$12.4 billion: Amount FOX, TBS, and ESPN paid for rights to broadcast regular season baseball games, playoff games, and the World Series.Ticket Sales$2,144: Average ticket price for World Series 2017 game in Houston.$3,332: Average ticket price to see a World Series game in Los Angeles.The average ticket price in 2016 was $2,983, and MLB record. $825 was the cheapest ticket sold in 2016.Featured image courtesy of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce last_img read more

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