Month: October 2019

10 months agoREVEALED: Sarri called Higuain about Chelsea move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Sarri called Higuain about Chelsea moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is in direct contact with AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain about a move to London, it has been revealed.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain’s struggles at Milan has seen talk raised of his deal being cut short next month.And Sport Mediaset says Sarri is actively working behind the scenes to bring his former Napoli striker to Chelsea.Having urged the two clubs to step up negotiations for a short-term exchange of loans, Sarri also rang Higuain last month to discuss his situation.It’s claimed the conversation took place after Higuain was sent off in the defeat to his old club Juventus, resulting in a two-match ban. last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: Do I deserve to continue…?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: Do I deserve to continue…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari batted away questions over his future after defeat to Real Sociedad.After just one point from their first two games of 2019, Solari is already being asked about his future by the local press.The Argentine said, “Do I think I deserve to continue at Real Madrid? We will do everything to win the next match…”Solari insists Sunday’s defeat would’ve been avoided with better finishing.”We just have to get to the bottom of making the most of the opportunities we have and things will change.” last_img read more

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a month agoTottenham striker Kane tells teammates: Grow up!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham striker Kane tells teammates: Grow up!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane has told his teammates: Grow up!Spurs threw away a two-goal lead for the second time in three games and opened their Champions League campaign with a draw at Olympiacos on Wednesday to leave manager Mauricio Pochettino fuming.”We’re not young anymore,” agreed Kane. “We’re not inexperienced. We’ve played in big games for club and country. That’s the hard part to get your head around.”I can see why the manager is frustrated because he’s been here for six years now and we’re still making similar mistakes to the ones we were in his first year. We’ve got to find a way to get around it, improve and get better.” last_img read more

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a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Beating Portsmouth just unforgettable

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Beating Portsmouth just unforgettableby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRalph Hasenhuttl has lauded his Southampton players after an “unforgettable” win over local rivals Portsmouth.Saints won 4-0 at Fratton Park, their first win at the venue since 1984, to book their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Speaking after the game, an elated Hasenhuttl said: “We will not forget this evening, and the fans too.”It was a fantastic atmosphere until the end and to score four goals here is fantastic.”It is more than only reaching the next round. It is about reaching the hearts of the fans.”I am very happy for them (the Saints fans).”I knew it was massive game for them and I think we really didn’t start well in this game but the players knew they had to fight for every inch and after the 1-0 it was a much better game for our side.”After the 2-0 I was not sure if this game is done for us so you never know if they make the 1-2 then suddenly everything is alive again and it gets difficult for you. At 3-0 you know it is done.”It was a hard job to do but the guys did it well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Defenceless! Injury crisis could derail Arsenal’s season

first_imgThe knockout blow may not have arrived until late on but Arsenal never truly recovered from being sucker-punched twice by Manchester United in the space of just 149 seconds in Friday night’s FA Cup clash at the Emirates.The old tournament has traditionally proven a happy hunting ground for the Gunners, who have won the trophy 13 times, once more than their illustrious opponents in north London. However, the hosts’ hopes of lifting the cup for the fourth time in six years effectively ended the moment Sokratis Papastathopoulos was forced off just 20 minutes in after appearing to turn his ankle during an awkward landing.  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? The Greek’s withdrawal unsettled Arsenal’s already injury-ravaged defence, who almost immediately began to struggle with United’s counter-attacking prowess, and his absence was further compounded by the loss of Laurent Koscielny to a facial injury during the second half.The game certainly didn’t lack drama or talking points, that’s for sure. On top of the injuries, there was also Alexis Sanchez netting from an acute angle against his former club – much to the frustration of the home fans, who booed the Chilean throughout.However, Alexis wasn’t Arsenal’s tormentor-in-chief. That role belonged to Romelu Lukaku, a surprise selection on the right wing but one that repeated dividends, with the Belgium striker setting up Alexis for the opener, and then Lingard for the quickfire second. The two goals came from United’s first two shots on target, merely emphasising just how vulnerable Unai Emery’s side can be when their tactics are disrupted mid-game, with both strikes the result of ill-timed attempts at offside traps.On the plus side, Aaron Ramsey impressed yet again, after shining in last weekend’s crucial 2-0 Premier League win over top-four rivals Chelsea.Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Paul Pogba Manchester United FA CupIndeed, it was the Welshman’s creativity which helped drag Arsenal back into the game, as he beat Eric Bailly on the left-hand side before seeing his cut-back tapped home by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the box.However, Koscielny’s exit came as another hammer blow to the Gunners’ threadbare defence. As it stands, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are both out for the rest of the season, while Sokratis faces a scan on Saturday to learn the extent of his ankle problem, meaning that a defensive acquisition is required before the close of the January transfer window more than ever before.Of course, Emery has already admitted Arsenal can only make loan signings this month and he now has less than a week to work with. Denis Suarez and Christopher Nkunku have been targeted but neither player would fill the gaping holes that Arsenal now have at the back. Dinos Mavropanos is considered a capable back-up but he hasn’t played a competitive match since the back end of last season, which means an experienced addition is vital if the Gunners are to have any chance of catching fourth-placed Chelsea.An FA Cup exit at the hands of old rivals United will definitely sting. Arsenal have now lost six matches in all competitions at the Emirates against the Red Devils – no opponent has won more games at the ground. However, Emery now has bigger problems to resolve, namely a mounting injury list that could well scupper his hopes of securing a return to the Champions League, either by finishing fourth or winning the Europa League.last_img read more

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‘Solskjaer would be a gamble for Man Utd’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains “a gamble” for Manchester United, says Paul Ince, with the experience of Mauricio Pochettino making him the more logical option to be handed a permanent managerial post.The Red Devils have enjoyed a welcome return to form under an interim boss.AdChoices广告Since succeeding Jose Mourinho in December, a Treble-winning hero of United’s past has overseen a 10-game unbeaten run – with nine victories collected along the way. 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? Solskjaer is now firmly in the frame to be handed the reins beyond the end of the season, but Ince feels a “proven” option should be sought in order to avoid the coaching issues which have blighted the Red Devils since Sir Alex Ferguson headed into retirement.“United cannot afford to appoint another manager and sack him again after two years, or less,” Ince told BBC Sport.“Compared to their rivals, they have gone backwards in the past few years while City, Liverpool and Spurs have all built and progressed.“They are going in the right direction now, but there is still a lot of work to do for them to get close to those teams again.“So, who should get the United job in the summer? My choice would be Mauricio Pochettino because he has got a proven track record as a Premier League manager over several seasons. Solskjaer doesn’t.“And, everything United need from their next manager, we know Pochettino can do – based on what we have seen from him at Tottenham.GFX Maurici Pochettino Man Utd“He can build a team that can challenge for the title, playing the right style of football too. We saw what Spurs did to United at Wembley last month – yes, United won because of the brilliance of David de Gea in goal, but that is how I want to see a United team play.“And, while I am not saying Solskjaer definitely shouldn’t get the job, I just think he would be a gamble, while Pochettino has the kind of CV you would want from a man who should be United manager for the next four or five years.“That is the way United should be thinking now. They have got their last three appointments wrong, so they need to get the next one right.”Ince added on the need for United to wait until the end of the season before making a call on Solskjaer: “I think it is great that the United fans are desperate for Solskjaer to get the job but let’s not be too hasty about giving it to him now.“If United finish in the top four and they win the Champions League or reach the final in Madrid, then his name is going to be very high on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s shortlist in the summer.“But the next month is massive for United, and I do not mean for Solskjaer’s job prospects – I am talking about their hopes of winning a trophy this season. That is what the focus should be on now, and he has alluded to that himself.“Solskjaer has already said that silverware is his target, and the exciting thing for me is that they have got a real chance in the FA Cup, and in Europe.“Mourinho was still United’s manager when the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was made, and if you had asked me then about whether they would get past Paris Saint-Germain, I would have said they are out of it.“Now, because of the way they are playing, I am starting to believe in them again.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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This Stat Shows Why It Might Be A While Until Jim Harbaugh Beats Urban Meyer

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State beat Michigan – again.Urban Meyer has been Ohio State’s head coach for five seasons. Following today’s 30-27, double-overtime win against Michigan, the Buckeyes’ head coach improved to 5-0 against That Team Up North.Jim Harbaugh is building something special in Ann Arbor, Mich., but it might be a while before he notches his first win against Ohio State as Michigan’s head coach.This stat says it all, really.43 seniors vs 44 freshmen. Wow.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) November 26, 2016Anything can happen in a rivalry game – and next year is a long way away –  but it’s quite possible Ohio State will be favored against Michigan again in 2017, and again in 2018. The Buckeyes are young and loaded with talent. And it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon.last_img read more

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Wolves-bound Cutrone confirms AC Milan exit

first_imgPatrick Cutrone says he is disappointed to be leaving AC Milan but is excited to be joining Premier League side Wolves.Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are reportedly close to sealing a £20 million ($24m) move for the Italy striker, who confirmed on Monday he is swapping San Siro for Molineux.Cutrone, 21, looked at home when he broke into Gennaro Gattuso’s side two seasons ago, scoring 18 goals in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Fewer starting chances resulted in a less prolific second campaign in 2018-19 and a switch to England now beckons.”Reading all the messages from the fans made me emotional,” Cutrone told reporters. “It means that I’ve done a good thing.”Am I disappointed? Well, you have seen yourselves. I have nothing to say. I am always ready and charged.”I wish the best for Milan fans and my team-mates. My departure from Milan affects me as well but that’s life and some decisions are taken.”I will look to do my best. Now I only think about integrating well and doing well there. I’m ready and excited to join Wolves. It’s a big challenge for me.”Cutrone joined Milan’s academy in 2007 and won his first – and so far only – Italy cap last March against Argentina, when the latter ran out 2-0 winners at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Cutrone joins one of the Premier League’s most exciting outfits, having finished seventh in their return to the league last season, just 12 months after promotion from the Championship.The Midlands club secured qualification for the Europa League and in the first leg of their second qualifying round they beat Crusaders FC 2-0 at home. The return leg is this Thursday in Belfast.Wolves have signed three players already this summer transfer window, including the acquisition of Raul Jimenez from Benfica for a club-record fee of £30 million ($37m). Jimenez scored 13 goals and assisted eight in 38 Premier League appearance for Wolves last season, and the club were desperate to tie him to a permanent contract.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Danny Kanell: Clemson vs. UCF Would Have Been Closer

first_imgDanny Kanell, a consistent troll of Miami football, speaks on FS1.FS1Clemson blasted Alabama in the national title game on Monday night, and outside of actual Tigers fans, ACC advocate Danny Kanell might be the happiest man in the country tonight. He’s lived to see a Nick Saban-led Alabama team get crushed by a team from his conference.Kanell has been having a fun time on Twitter, predictably. One of his tweets is going viral in the aftermath.Kanell, before the UCF vs. LSU Fiesta Bowl, argued that UCF should have had a legitimate shot at playing for a national title.Kanell joked on Twitter that a Clemson vs. UCF game would have been better than the one we actually got to see.It’s unclear if Kanell is joking, but the tweet is doing numbers.UCF vs Clemson would’ve been closer— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) January 8, 2019Clemson, with the win, now has two national titles in three seasons. Alabama, meanwhile, is dealing with its biggest loss of the Saban era.An ACC team is the national champion, again. Kanell haters will have to deal with that until September.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer’s Wife Is Still Getting Used To His New Job

first_img What is it @FakeUrban says? “Dang strange dreams…” 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/fKpatMRLqC— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) May 30, 2019Since he started coaching in 1985, Meyer’s longest period away from the football field is one year. He left Florida after the 2010 season and took the year 2011 off before joining the Buckeyes in 2012.Despite having announced his retirement though, Meyer is still considered one of the top coaching targets in college football. Struggling programs such as USC would likely pay through the nose to bring Meyer into the fold.But if Meyer truly is committed to staying retired this time, it might take a while for his family and friends to get used to seeing him so close to home during the football season. urban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)For only the second time in over 30 years, a college football season will be played without Urban Meyer on the sidelines. He’s quickly taken on his new role as an analyst, but apparently some people are finding the transition a bit off.Taking to Twitter this past week, Meyer’s wife, Shelley,  posted a photo of her husband from his appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Judging by her comments, she hasn’t quite gotten used to seeing him analyzing football rather than coaching it.What is it @FakeUrban says? “Dang strange dreams…”The 54-year-old Meyer announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2018 season, leaving the Ohio State Buckeyes after their win over Washington in the Rose Bowl.He now works for Fox Sports covering college football.last_img read more

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Former Ohio State WR Ruled Immediately Eligible At New Program

first_imgA closeup of an ohio state football helmet.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)In March, former four-star recruit L’Christian Smith revealed to the Ohio State football program that he would be transferring.Two months later, the wide receiver, who goes by “Blue,” announced his transfer destination. Smith decided he didn’t want to leave the state of Ohio – transferring to Cincinnati.“Sometimes your path takes a detour, but the mission stays the same. Second chances don’t happen often but when they do you must be ready,” Smith wrote about the move on Instagram.Following his move to Cincinnati, Smith applied for a waiver to play for his new team in 2019. On Wednesday afternoon, the Bearcats received good news.Smith has been ruled immediately eligible and will see the field for Cincinnati this season.The NCAA has granted Ohio State transfer WR Blue Smith immediate eligiblity for UC this season.— Fletcher Page (@FletcherPage) August 7, 2019Cincinnati, and former Ohio State assistant/interim head coach Luke Fickell, proved to be a legitimate football program in the American Athletic Conference.The Bearcats are coming off an 11-2 record this past season, which ended with a victory over Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl.Smith leaves the Buckeyes without recording a reception during his time at Ohio State. He failed to crack a stacked roster that included now-NFL wide receivers Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin.Stay tuned for the latest college football news.last_img read more

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Trained really hard, says Mohammed Shami after breaking Irfan Pathan’s record

first_img Rohan Sen NapierJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 16:09 IST This is Mohammed Shami’s second tour to New Zealand after 2014 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami was adjudged man-of-the-match for figures of 3 for 19 in 6 oversShami also became the quickest Indian to 100 ODI wickets during the Napier ODIIndia (156/2) beat New Zealand (157) by 8 wickets (via DLS) to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match seriesNew Zealand vs India, 1st ODIBrief Scores: India 156 for 2 (34.5 overs) – Dhawan (75*), Kohli (45), Bracewell (1/29) beat New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) – Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19) by 8 wickets (DLS method) in Napier. ScorecardMohammed Shami’s performance in the one-day format is improving with each passing game as he showcased in the first ODI against New Zealand in Napier on Wednesday.Shami, who made a comeback in the 50-over side in October last year, credited India captain Virat Kohli, the team management and the Indian cricket board for the role they played in his successful return in 2017 after he spent nearly two years on the sidelines recuperating from a shoulder injury.”Coming back from injury, we have good facilities provided to us. It changed things for me a bit. It was big blow. For the next 18 months I was in rehab.”I trained really hard and when I came into the team, everyone backed me, the management, the captain and so I was able to push my limits, keep getting fitter and fitter,” Shami said at the post-match presentation after being adjudged man-of-the-match.Thank You One & All for the Support, Wishes, Prayers & Enduring Trust on me through thick & thin times as a Player & a Person.I Dedicate this feat to my angel Daughter.@circleofcricket @BCCI @ICC @cric pic.twitter.com/oISYQ0viplMohammad Shami (@MdShami11) January 23, 2019Speaking about his performance in this match, Shami said that the familiarity of bowling in Australian pitches earlier this month helped him in this game.advertisement”Success boils down to the hard work by the team on the whole. And we always have plans for players. Plan A, Plan B. We can go from one to the next.”Slight changes in conditions. Grounds are bigger in Australia. Looking at the last series we played here, it was important to figure out where to bowl her depending on those dimensions,” he added.Shami on fire #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/NHBnPOH19lBCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019During the match the Bengal pacer also become the fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals after removing Martin Guptill in his first over.Shami beat the Indian record which was previously held by left-arm swing bowler Irfan Pathan. Shami got to the landmark in his 56th ODI while Pathan had done it in 59 matches.100 ODI wickets and counting for @MdShami11 #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3RVvthg1CHBCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019He went on to get the wickets of Colin Munro and Mitchell Santner as India bowled out New for 157 in 38 overs and then chased down the revised total of 156 with 8 wickets in hand and inside 35 overs thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 75 and Virat Kohli’s 59-ball 45.The target was reduced by two runs and one over reduced after a bizarre stoppage in play due to the setting sun and that was possibly the only moment of high drama in a game which was expected to produce some fireworks.At the end of the day, India celebrated their first ODI win against the hosts in New Zealand. The last win had come in Hamilton back in 2009. Between Hamilton 2009 and Napier 2019, India played New Zealand in New Zealand in six ODIs and lost five of those. One was tied.Also Read | Never experienced this: Virat Kohli on sun stoppage in NapierAlso Read | Virat Kohli overtakes Brian Lara, storms into top 10 of leading ODI run-scorersAlso Read | India vs New Zealand Highlights, 1st ODI: India beat New Zealand by 8 wicketsFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow India vs New ZealandFollow New Zealand vs IndiaFollow Napier ODI Trained really hard, says Mohammed Shami after breaking Irfan Pathan’s recordMohammed Shami was adjudged man-of-the-match for finishing with 3 for 19 in 6 overs during India’s 8-wicket win over New Zealand in the first ODI. Brief score – India 156 for 2 (34.5 overs) beat New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) by DLS method.advertisementlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli’s message for fans ahead of India vs Pakistan: It is a cricket match, enjoy it

first_imgVirat Kohli’s message for fans ahead of India vs Pakistan: It is a cricket match, enjoy itIndia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Speaking to the press ahead of the much-anticipated encounter in Manchester, Virat Kohli said India players are treating their game vs Pakistan on Sunday as just another encounter in the quadrennial tournament.advertisement Akshay Ramesh ManchesterJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 19:10 IST Virat Kohli said India players are treating Sunday’s World Cup 2019 match vs Pakistan as just another game (Reuters Photo)It’s almost time for only the 7th World Cup match between India and Pakistan. The two-arch rivals face each other in what is expected to be a blockbuster match (weather permitting) in Manchester on Sunday.No surprise, there’s massive hype around the World Cup 2019 meeting between India and Pakistan. India are heading into the match with a 6-0 record in the quadrennial tournament but Pakistan had beaten Virat Kohli’s men in the final of Champions Trophy in London just 2 years ago.The whole world is waiting to watch the two teams in action at Old Trafford but Virat Kohli has played down the hype surrounding arguably the biggest World Cup 2019 match.Fans have gotten a bit too emotional in the past, leading to untoward incidents in both the countries but Virat Kohli urges them to treat Sunday’s big game as “just a cricket match”.”Watch and enjoy… it’s just a cricket match,” Kohli addressed the fans from both the countries while speaking to the press on the eve of the match in Manchester.No single game is more important than the other: KohliKohli also insisted that players can’t afford to let the sense of occasion overwhelm them during the India-Pakistan match on Sunday even as the two teams will be playing in front of a packed crowd at Manchester.”We {India] have literally discussed nothing different from the time we came to England. The atmosphere in the dressing room hasn’t changed [ahead of Pakistan match]. We understand any game you can play for the country can be emotional, adrenaline filled. So for us, no single game is more important than the other,” Kohli said.advertisementHe added: “Cricketers who have been selected to play for the country are responsible for treating every game equally. For us nothing in the change room is different, the conversation hasn’t changed. We need to keep in mind we’re a top team and focus on our strengths.”Kohli not concerned about ‘unfamiliarity’ issueIndia and Pakistan haven’t been playing bilateral cricket since 2012-13 and it’s nearly been a year since the two teams met the last time at the international stage but Virat Kohli says India aren’t going to be concerned about “unfamiliarity” factor.”I don’t see it [lack of familiarity] as a massive challenge because even the teams that you know very well, you have to go out and play good cricket. More often than out, if the 11 guys execute what they have to do on the field with precision and focus, we end up winning. For us, we have to focus on our strengths. That’s good enough for anyone in the world. We have to carry that belief. For us, familiar or unfamiliar oppositions don’t matter. If you don’t play well, you don’t win,” Kohli added.Also Read | Virat Kohli on rivalry with Mohammad Amir: Not focussed on individual competitionAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rishabh Pant trains with MS Dhoni ahead of blockbuster World Cup clashAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Nextlast_img read more

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Lionel Messi banned, fined for Copa America red card

first_img Reuters AsuncionJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 11:33 IST Lionel Messi was sent-off during Argentina’s third-place match at Copa America 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLionel Messi has been banned and fined for Copa America red cardMessi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel in the 3rd-place matchMessi had called the South American Football Confederation ‘corrupt’Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned for one game and fined $1,500 after being sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff and levelling accusations of “corruption” at South American soccer chiefs.Messi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel and afterwards alleged that the tournament had been fixed in favour of the hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.Messi called the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) “corrupt” and did not attend the ceremony to pick up his medal.CONMEBOL said on Tuesday that Messi’s comments were “unacceptable” but backed down from imposing a tougher sanction on the five-times world player of the year.The ban is expected to be served in Argentina’s first qualifier for the 2022 World Cup.In another Argentina-related decision on Tuesday, CONMEBOL removed the head of the Argentine Football Association’s Claudio Tapia as their official representative at FIFA.Tapia also sharply criticized CONMEBOL during and after the Copa America.Also Read | Nothing has changed: Zidane on Bale despite Real star’s goalscoring return vs ArsenalAlso Read | Frank Lampard happy with Chelsea’s win over BarcelonaAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Copa AmericaFollow FIFA World Cup 2022 Lionel Messi banned, fined for Copa America red cardLionel Messi is likely to miss Argentina’s first World Cup 2022 qualifier as he has been slapped with a 1-match ban for the red ard he received in Copa America 2019 3rd-place playoffs.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Realme 5 Pro quick review: Succeeds Realme 3 Pro in more ways than one

first_imgRealme 5 Pro quick review: Succeeds Realme 3 Pro in more ways than oneRealme announced the Realme 5-series in India and these are the company’s first pair of phones to offer quad camera systems.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 10:15 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme 5 Pro succeeds Realme 3 Pro under Rs 15,000.Realme 5 Pro come with 48MP quad cameras, Snapdragon 712 SoCRealme 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999.Realme is currently riding a major high after releasing successful smartphones in quick succession since its debut last year. In a short span of time, Realme has grown to become one of the top five smartphone brands in India by launching segment-disruptive phones like the Realme 2 Pro and Realme 2 last year. It only makes sense then for the company to stay on its toes and launch more phones in its second year. This is why we have the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro that come only six months after the launch of the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro.Realme announced the Realme 5-series in India on Tuesday, August 20. These are the company’s first pair of phones to offer quad camera systems. With the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, the company is looking to offer powerful, versatile cameras never seen before in their respective segments. We first take a look at the Realme 5 Pro, which is the more premium of the two and is priced in India starting at Rs 13,999.I spent a brief amount of time with the Realme 5 Pro, so here are my first impressions.Between the two Realme 5-series phones, the Realme 5 Pro is the more handy and compact one. This is because it sports a smaller display and smaller battery, which makes the overall package easier to hold and lighter to carry around. Apart from the size, the Realme 5 Pro and Realme 5 are nearly identical to each other as far as design is concerned. With the Realme 5-series, the company has used what it calls a Crystal design. The 3D curved glossy rear panel gets a diamond-but pattern design, but it is unlike what we have seen in past Realme phones. The triangular shapes in some of the previous Realme phones were consistent and similar, whereas the shapes on the Realme 5 Pro are uneven and subtle. The Realme 5 Pro comes in two new colours – Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue. Both look attractive, but I’m leaning towards the Crystal Green colours as the shade is darker and different. If you see the back at certain angles under light, the diamond pattern will show off two shades of green.advertisementThe Realme 5 Pro feel comfortable to hold, but the glossy panel will attract fingerprints and smudges. The compact size of the phone also makes it easier to reach the power button and volume keys on the side of the frame. The Realme 5 Pro comes with a triple card slot that can hold two nano SIM cards and a microSD card (up to 256GB). On the bottom, you get a 3.5m headphone jack, microUSB port and a single speaker grille. Of course, the main attraction of the rear panel is the vertical quad camera setup. The Realme 5 Pro is the first in this segment to offer a 48MP quad camera system. The primary camera uses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, which is accompanied by an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultra wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel macro lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor.As you can imagine, the variety of cameras at your disposal means more ways to shoot a subject. You can use the primary sensor to capture detailed, high-res photos. There’s a 48MP Ultra mode for raw snaps or you can shoot in default 12MP pixel binning mode, which is preferable for most conditions. The wide-angle lens will let you capture a wider field of view, while the macro lens can get you as close to a subject as 4cm. The depth sensor comes in handy for portrait shots.The camera also supports Nightscape and Chroma Boost. Realme says Nightscape will come to the front camera as well, suggesting brighter selfies in low-light. Notably, EIS has been added to both the rear and front cameras. In my full review of the Realme 5 Pro, I will talk about the camera performance in detail to find out whether the quad camera setup makes the Realme 5 Pro the best camera phone in its segment.The Realme 5-series get waterdrop displays much like past Realme phones, but the company is calling the screens on the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro a ‘Minidrop design’. This is because the notch is smaller by 30.9 per cent and flatter compared to past droplet notches. Realme 5 Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with 90.3 per cent screen ratio, 450 nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display quality look similar to the Realme 3 Pro in that there is good brightness, punchy colours and decent viewing angles. In my brief interaction with the device, I wasn’t able to check out its performance while watching videos or playing games, so I will have more to say in my detailed review. The Realme 5 Pro also comes with Widevine L1 certifications for HD streaming.advertisementPowering the Realme 5 Pro is a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM. This is slightly faster chip compared to the Snapdragon 710 SoC that powers the Realme 3 Pro and Realme X, at least on paper. The Qualcomm processor is based on a 10nm process, so you can expect it to be efficient. It is also equipped with an Adreno 616 GPU, which means you can expect a smooth graphics performance as well.Right out of the box, the Realme 5 Pro feels about as fast and snappy as the Realme 3 Pro or Realme X. Apps open quickly with quick animations. Swiping through the UI was smooth as well with no lags or stutters. I will have more to say about its day-to-day performance and gaming experience in my full review, so do stay tuned for that.Battery hasn’t changed much since the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 5 Pro gets a similar 4,035mAh capacity that should deliver a long-lasting battery life on a single charge if my experience with past Realme phones is any indication. Still, I can only know this for sure after spending a few days with the device. Realme 5 Pro also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which means the phone should take about 80-90 minutes to charge from zero to 100 per cent.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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Realmelast_img read more

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How to See Turkey’s Adventure Land in 48 Hours

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Turkey is the only country I’ve been to where the man who served me lunch, asked me sit down with him to enjoy some tea afterwards. His treat. So, on my first day in Istanbul, from lunch until the the sun set, I joined him. We sat on plastic stools in front of his food stand on a small street in the old quarter, along with a man selling fruit from a cart next door. We made some conversation in broken English.”Cappadocia,” he said, “I from there. You going? Tourist like.”“Cappadocia is Turkey Texas,” he went on. Its endless vistas of ochre and copper canyons did remind me of some place the Lone Ranger might’ve felt at home, but Cappadocia is so much more. Cave homes, stone carved churches and entire underground cities speckle these canyons like a Jackson Pollock painting. The homes, some still used today, had been carved into the unusually smooth, ancient volcanic rock—a soft but durable material called tuff, first by the Hittites 5000 years ago, only to be co-opted and expanded by early Christian refugees from Rome, Turks hiding during World War II and farmers today.I knew all this before Osmond (his name) got started—but Cappadocia was not on my itinerary which gave me just five days in Turkey. Reading about Cappadocia, it seemed impossible to really do the place justice in under three days; I’m the type of traveler who would rather spend a lot of time getting to know one place well than a lot of places superficially. This experience was to be about Istanbul; Cappadocia would have to wait.“But why wait!?” my Argentine pal said the next day, trying to make a trip happen. We’d met my first night over some ice cold Efes (The local Turkish pilsner) and both being solo travelers, we’d teamed up and managed to see a bulk of Istanbul’s tourists draws that day. The question soon arose, “Would you rather bum around the city for the next four days or go see one of the most beautiful natural places on Earth, if just for a few days?”Hanging with the Doner Kebab man my first day let me pretend that I’d conquered Istanbul on a deeper-than-Lonely-Planet-Rough-Guide level, and my heart beats fast for wide open spaces like Osmond had described, so I went against my better judgement. “Sure,” I said…”but how?” If this was going to happen, it needed to happen in the next few hours, and from everything I’d read on the internet and in various reputable guide books, Cappadocia didn’t seem easily navigable and was too big to focus on for just two days. Plus, it’s 450 miles away.The old quarter of Istanbul is carpeted in tour agencies who can answer questions directly, so we popped into the most pristine one we could find, Hannaro Travel Agency. It was 6pm and the only way for me to make this work, was to leave that night.“I can do this” Mehmet said. He was in his early 30s and Turkish but grew up in Queens, New York and we bonded over some area code chatter.It took him 20 minutes to secure a place to stay, transportation, explain our sight seeing options and book the right tours that covered them all, giving us all the tools to make 48 hours in Cappadocia work like a well oiled machine…and we still managed to sneak in  some unplanned time with a local man there.Here’s how we did it:Home Base: There are many great villagespeppered through the valley. Göreme is the most tourist friendly and is centrally located. Being stationed here made it easy to figure out food, get to all the attractions and cut down on any superfluous travel time. More secluded and high-end, but less than five minuets away in taxi is the village of Uçhisar. Both are a 45 minute drive from the Nevsehir Airport and the bus from Istanbul goes directly to Göreme.Get There: It’s an hour and a half flight with frequent departures. Turkish Airlines will run you between $150 and $250 round trip. For the intrepid or budget travelers, it’s also a 12 hour overnight bus ride, a round trip that costs $50 to $60 that gets you there at around 7am the next morning. Flights are mainly for tourists and don’t always sell out, so last minute bookings are possible. The tour company can book the flight and includes your transfer from the airport.Stay: Keep in mind that with 48 hours in this stunning land, you won’t be lounging around in your hotel. Some people spend on lavish cave hotels, which sounds neat, but really a clean, quiet place and a shower with hot water is all you need. After Hannaro explained the options, we went budget at Mystic Cave House, one block off the main street of Göreme. For a place that was sold to us as no frills, it had some quite nice amenities like free wifi, an impressive free breakfast, a rooftop bar/restaurant with views of the entire town and a very helpful staff. Rooms were very basic, but started at $20. We paid direct to Hannaro. For $135 a night, we could have gone with design-y digs at Doors of Cappadocia.Day One:The Color Coded Tours: You will be assaulted with a variety of standard tours. They’re not great and I usually try to avoid them, but they can do the trick if you have a limited amount of time. The main ones are color coded, but the red tour doesn’t have any of the wow spots and the blue tour is not worth the money. The green tour hits the most poignant spots like the Derinkuyu Underground City (a 180 foot deep, 8 floored city built in the 7th century BC), an hour hike in Ihlara Canyon (an entire canyon so pretty that Byzantine Monks carved cave homes and churches into its sides), Selime Monastery (the largest church carved out of stone) and a great camera-op at Pigeon Valley overlook (this looks like Mars). The full day tour is a good overview and should be done on your first day. If you get back early enough, take a cab up to the Open Air Museum or walk it (it’s less than a mile from Göreme)—you’ll have already seen some of Cappadocia’s most impressive rock formations and more remote cave churches, but this place has a high concentration of both. It’s not a must, though everyone in town will tell you to go. Skip the guide unless you have a thing for 11th century history. Give yourself about an hour here.Day Two, Morning:The Hot Air Balloon: There was a moment just after the sun rose next to Mount Hasan, when we drifted over a canyon wall and then slowly passed about 20 feet over a cave ghost town. That memory was worth the $150 dollars I spent to experience early morning from the basket of a hot hair balloon with 19 other people. Because of scenes like this, Cappadocia is one of the top places in the world to hot air balloon. $120-$130 is the lowest price you can negotiate for the higher end agencies (Some will try to get you for $200), but if you’re brave, it can head south to $100, and less modern balloons. The tours can sell out and generally costs more to book in Göreme. You get picked up at a time before 4:30am, given breakfast and then are up in the air by 5:30 for an hour as day peaks over the horizon. You’ll be exhausted when its over, but the thrill of the ride (and coffee) will keep you going for the rest of the day. Schedule this for the second morning, you’ll nap on the plane back to Istanbul that night.Afternoon:The ATV Tour: Two hours of zipping through desert on an ATV sound fun? Of course it does. You’ll pass through Kiliclar Valley (looks like another planet), Rose Valley (so named for its many shades of pink and red), snag a panoramic view of Love Valley (fairy chimneys that look very phallic) and the ruins of Çavuşinn valley.Hike: About 40 minutes into the Pigeon Valley Hike, a sign announced “Hasan’s Tea House”. Being that we were thirsty, and we were in the middle of no where, we approached. Hasan himself came out, a stoic looking old man with a Tom Selleck mustache, blue turban wearing a beat up old flannel, and invited us to sit down and rest our weary legs. He served us tea and cookies and then sat down with us. Turns out, the man is a comic and kept us laughing with goofy, actually funny jokes for the 30 minutes we stayed. Hanging with Hasan was worth the entire hike though Pigeon Valley, which is the walking route between Göreme town and Uçhisar town, about an hour’s hike through the Cappaocian rock formations on fairly flat terrain. You can hike back or try to catch a taxi from Uçhisar. Get your dinner in town and then it’s time to go back to Istanbul.If you could care less about history, skip the color tour on day one and extend the ATV package for an all day adventure. Then on day two, you can hike Pigeon Valley and Rose Valley, both easy to access from Göreme.Mention this story to Hannaro Travel and receive 10% off any of their Turkey packages. 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Filling Pieces’ new collection tells the brand’s history

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Editors’ Recommendations How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert While other brands are preparing for a spring and summer full of bright colors and light suedes, Amsterdam-based Filling Pieces is taking a more subtle approach to the warmer months. Since its founding in 2009, Filling Pieces has come a long way, and the Metamorphosis collection celebrates the transformation and development of a style.The second half of the Metamorphosis lookbook relies instead of perforated mesh and suede, with mostly tonal whites and black, and just a hint of color to spice things up. These colors tend to show up in the form of gradient dye jobs and simple patterns, adding to the simplicity and retrospectiveness of the brand’s life.As always, Filling Pieces doesn’t skimp on the high-quality materials. Only the finest Nubuck and leather adorn the uppers of the shoes, in a selection of simple looks that stand out in a crowded sneaker market.The soles, while offered in a variety of patterns and colors, are all custom designed by Filling Pieces for a number of purposes. In addition to the modern Ghost outsole, Filling Pieces has been rolling out new sole styles for the Metamorphosis collection, some of which make an appearance in the lookbook.And it’s not just the materials that are premium. The shoes are handmade in Portugal for a serious level of quality that can’t be reproduced anywhere. Despite that effort, the shoes from Filling Pieces keep relatively affordable prices, which will delight sneakerheads that are trying to stay fresh without breaking the bank.If you’d like to see the entire second third of the Metamorphosis collection, Filling Pieces has a vast lookbook to flip through, as well as a link to the store. There’s also a third drop in the collection that has yet to emerge, so keep an eye out for that as well. This Little House in Washington Has Big Personalitylast_img read more

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How To Choose A Fire Pit

first_imgSince time immemorial, mankind has treasured the simple yet awesome power of harnessing fire in a lovely fire pit that really anchors the whole patio, providing a focal point around which to gather and discuss the amazing deal you got on the tile in the renovated bathroom’s shower. I know, right? $4.15 a square foot for such elegant matte finish porcelain!Related: Wine and Dine by the FireNah, but seriously, a fire pit is a great way to liven up an outdoor space: they look good whether alight with dancing flame or cool and at rest, they provide warmth that makes an outdoor space pleasant when there’s a chill in the air, and some fire pits can even be used for cooking. If you’re wondering how to choose the right fire pit for your home, first consider the most practical factor, which is use. Will you ever slow roast a side of ham over your pit, or is it more for looks? Then consider if you prefer a pre-fab or DIY approach. And of course you’ll have to grapple with the wood vs. gas debate. Size too is a factor. And so on.We can’t decide which fire pit is right for you, but we can share a few great options and try to spark the process for you.THE DIY FIRE PITIf you’re a handy type who takes pride in tackling a project head-on and hands-on, then you shouldn’t buy as fire pit, you should build a fire pit, mister! (The homemade fire pit is almost always of the wood burning variety, and we’re not even going to touch on a DIY gas burning pit, FYI.) You can use a variety of materials in constructing your own fire pit, from bricks to pavers to carefully selected stones, just make sure that you use firebricks on the bottom and around the inner walls of the pit (at least stacked a couple levels high within, if not all the way to the top.Start by digging out an area of dirt that is several feet wider than the finished pit will be. Dig down four or five inches, then fill this shallow depression with concrete.Once it has set, use mortar and firebricks to lay the floor of the pit, then create the first ring around the floor. You can fill in gaps with gravel and mortar (or more concrete mixed heavily with gravel).Build the pit up, and consider leaving the inner ring of firebricks (the outer ring will be more decorative, but still sturdy and fire resistant, of course) slightly lower than the outer ring, which will allow you to rest a grill over the flames if you want to cook over your pit. You can also always just stick the bowl from a charcoal grill in there…THE PROPANE PITPropane fueled fire pits are great in that they can look like a permanent fixture, but can in fact be moved around a yard (or patio or pool deck) at will, given that they’re not anchored to the ground or tied to a fixed gas line. The main drawback with this type of fire pit is that you need somewhere to put the damn propane tank. Some propane fire pits have built in fuel storage, while others will require you to run a line to a tank tucked away somewhere else. These fire pits make great tables when not in use, as most are relatively flat and often have inserts that cover their basins. A propane fire pit can produce enough warmth for those huddled close by, but they don’t send flames licking high into the air, and their flame can be hard to see when it’s not fully dark out. That said, their portability remains a huge asset.THE TABLE TOP FIRE “PIT”Ventless “table top fireplaces” burn an ethanol solution the produces no smoke and no odor, and are perfectly suitable for indoor or outdoor use. These nifty little contraptions can be perched in the middle of a table or on a dedicated stand. Grouping a few together will create the same hypnotic experience as a larger fire pit as ribbons of flame dance and twist behind thick panes of safety glass. These fireplaces produce minimal heat, but they look great, they’re affordable, and beyond occasionally filling a fuel reservoir, they’re wildly low maintenance.THE HARD LINE FIRE PITInstalling a fire pit that is hard lined to your home’s gas line takes more planning and effort than other fire pit setups, but once the thing is in place, you’ll have an instant fire at your finger tips 24/7/365. The benefits of a hard-lined fire pit include maximum potential warmth and ideal flame height control. The drawbacks include cost and effort. Chances are that you’ll have to have a professional plumbing service dig the trenches and tap into the lines, and that’s going to add hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars to the project. You also have zoning and ordinance issues to worry about (if you do things by the books). But when the project is over, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with your nifty new ever-ready fire pit, baby. Choose a safe, sturdy fire pit, a burner that works with the gas line and valve you installed, and plan to cover the burner with stones, marbles, and/or or broken glass (for looks and to spread the gas out for even flames). Then just turn the valve, flick a lighter or strike a match, and enjoy the flames.Related: Witness the Fire Power of this Fully Armed and Operation Death Star Fire Pit The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Editors’ Recommendations Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now last_img read more

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Wrensilva’s Loft is a Retro-Style Record Console with a Ton of Modern Features

first_img The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More How to Score Discounted Tickets to the Best After-Party in NYC this Weekend The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH While many manufacturers are happy to enjoy the recent vinyl renaissance by cranking out turntables again, San Diego-based Wrensilva takes a different approach. The Standard One, released last year, was a full-blown record console, complete with room to store your vinyl collection. The company’s latest, the Wrensilva Loft, takes a similar approach, but with a more light and airy look.With a body made from hand-selected hardwoods and a look that is straight out of an earlier time, the Loft may have your friends asking you how you managed to land a piece of vintage audio gear in such pristine condition. It helps you show off your vinyl collection as well, with a “now spinning” record slot carved into the lid. If your friends aren’t impressed by the look of the Loft console, they’ll most certainly be impressed by the sound.The Loft features a OA2 precision Gimbal tonearm and Ortofon 2m Red cartridge. In terms of power, the console packs in an impressive 300 watt per channel Bang & Olufsen ICEpower class D amplifier, more than enough to power most speakers on the market. Speaking of speakers, if you don’t happen to have any, Wrensilva offers 2-way bass reflex monitor speakers, featuring a 6.5-inch cone for lower frequencies and a 1-inch dome tweeter for the highs.Not everything about the Wrensilva Loft is retro. The console features Wi-Fi capabilities with the ability to stream digital music in addition to playing back vinyl. This also works the other way around, as the Loft is compatible with Sonos speakers, allowing you to listen to your favorite records throughout your entire home.The Wrensilva Loft is available as a stand-alone console unit for $3,000, and you can also order it as part of a bundle with the company’s monitor speakers for $4,500. For more information on the products or to find out how you can get your hands on them, see the company’s website.A version of this article originally appeared at our “brother site,” Digital Trends. Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Embrace the Style Swerve with these Stellar Spring Trends

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Just as the seasons change, so do trends and this spring is no different.With the majority of SS17 runway shows and releases concluding earlier this month, it’s time to update your look with a few of the hard-hitting style swerves that are making waves in the industry this season.Flower PowerMany designers found inspiration in the garden this spring in the form of the floral print. The floral print has been around since fashion was a thing, but today it’s a staple in every man’s wardrobe.It can take any basic shirt or jacket from boring to bold and colorful, which is pretty much synonymous with spring. It’s important to balance the complexities of the print by keeping the other elements of your outfit simple.Keep it simple up top and busy down low, or vice versa.Stripes, Stripes, and More StripesInspired by nautical design, striped patterns are a timeless trend that have cemented their place in spring menswear collections year after year. Whether you opt for vertical or horizontal or wide stripes or narrow stripes, these straight lines are a current print that deserve some real estate in that jam-packed closet of yours.We’re accustomed to classics like striped suits, dress shirts, and pants, but it’s striped knitwear like tees, polos, and sweaters that’s making a big splash this season.NudeAlright, get your head out of the gutter. No, we don’t mean streaking and parading down 5th Avenue in your birthday suit. We’re talking about flesh tones like soft pinks and beiges that the fashion industry has dubbed as “nude” colors.These types of colors are popular with t-shirts, bomber jackets, and especially sneakers this season. We suggest keeping this trend simple to enhance the subtle pop of color it adds to your look.High WatersIf you’ve ever hit an untimely growth spurt, you’re probably familiar with the term “high waters.” When you grew, your legs grew longer, but your pants didn’t, thus the term “high waters” – you were ready for the flood, your friends would tease. Looking back now, you were actually sporting a future trend known as “cropped’ that everyone has adopted this spring. So, who’s laughing now?You can wear these so-called high waters to any formal gathering with loafers or brogues, or you can opt for a retro look by wearing cropped denim with sneakers and tall white socks for a cool street look.Cropped trousers are here to stay, so don’t fear the mankle. Get it? Man. Ankle. Mankle.Statement JacketsIt may be getting warmer, but you still need that one piece to pull it all together, and that’s your statement jacket. A jacket in the spring or summer might sound daunting especially if you live further south where it gets pretty toasty during the summer months, but it’s all about finding the right jacket for the right season.The linen-printed bomber jacket from Frank + Oak pictured above is a perfect example of an essential spring statement jacket. It’s made with a cotton/linen blend that won’t suffocate you, and it’s lightweight. Best of all, it features a leafy, floral print that too makes this bomber a trendy spring pick. The fact that it’s only $59.99 isn’t too shabby either. Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt last_img read more

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