10 months agoLiverpool not planning new Robertson deal

first_imgLiverpool not planning new Robertson dealby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Robertson is not on the verge of signing a new contract with Liverpool.Given the Scot’s emergence as a key player for Jurgen Klopp over the past 12 months, reports had suggested that he was close to earning a bumper deal from the Reds.However, the Evening Standard believe the club have no plans to renegotiate Robertson’s contract, which expires in 2021.Robertson is not upset with the decision from Liverpool, contrary to reports. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoEmery pushed about Cahill: Arsenal looking at different possibilities

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery pushed about Cahill: Arsenal looking at different possibilitiesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery refused to rule out moving for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill after victory over Fulham.Emery confirmed plans he hoped to buy this month.He said, “It’s not easy to change or improve our team with the possibilities in the transfer market, but the club is working. We are looking at different possibilities. “Maybe we can improve in the transfer market if we get the opportunity. Maybe we can sign one or two players, but it’s not easy.”Asked directly about Cahill, he added: “We didn’t speak about him.” last_img

9 months agoLazio president Lotito eases Zappacosta talk

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lazio president Lotito eases Zappacosta talkby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio president Claudio Lotito has eased talk of a deal for Chelsea fullback Davide Zappacosta.The defender was expected to join Chelsea this week, but Lotito now appears to be putting the brakes on the deal.”Zappacosta? The market is not made from the collection of stickers,” rapped Lotito.”If I even like him, I wonder if he is functional and necessary.”The president continued: “These assessments are not made by the president. The president hears and listens to people. I have a coach, a sports director, a team manager who contribute to the formation of my conviction.” last_img

20 days agoLiverpool captain Henderson tribute to Leicester boss Rodgers

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool captain Henderson tribute to Leicester boss Rodgersby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson paid tribute to Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers in his match programme notes yesterday.Ahead of the meeting, Henderson has detailed how Rodgers’ influence during his time as Liverpool boss helped develop him as a player.He wrote in his column: “I will always be grateful to Sir Kenny Dalglish for having enough belief in myself to bring me here in the first place. But as well as Sir Kenny, Brendan played a massive part in my Liverpool career and development as a player here.“It’s already apparent that Brendan is doing for the Leicester players what he did for us when he came to Liverpool. It’s obvious how much the lads there have bought into what he and his staff are looking to create and achieve, and it’s genuinely no surprise to me that they’ve made such a positive start to this season.“In the three years-plus I spent working for Brendan I learned so much from him. He was massively generous when it came to giving time to explain what he wanted from you, in terms of improvement and development.“I mentioned the faith Sir Kenny showed in offering me the chance to become a Liverpool player, and I have the same appreciation to Brendan for making me captain. I was still relatively young at that time and I’m sure there would have been ‘safer’ choices to make.” last_img read more

8 days agoInter Milan face MLS competition for Chelsea striker Giroud

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan face MLS competition for Chelsea striker Giroudby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan face MLS competition for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. Off contract in June, Giroud is a January target for Inter coach Antonio Conte, who sees the veteran as cover for Romelu Lukaku.However, Gazzetta dello Sport says interest from MLS is also arriving.New York City FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps are the latest two teams keen.This season, Giroud has played nine matches for Chelsea, in which he’s scored four goals. last_img

Kante pulls out of France squad with knee injury

first_imgChelsea star N’Golo Kante has been removed from the France national team as the result of a knee injury, the French Football Federation have announced.Kante picked up the knee injury in training for Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ Europa League final clash with Arsenal.That injury threatened the midfielder’s chances of playing in the Europa League showcase, but Kante managed to suit up and go the full 90 minutes in the 4-1 victory over the Gunners on May 29. 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 performance would have seemed to herald Kante’s fitness and he joined France’s squad for European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra on June 8 and 11.However, Kante played no part in France’s 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia on June 2 and has since been evaluated by the squad’s medical team.The decision has been reached Kante will take no part in either qualifier, with the midfielder leaving the team Thursday evening.A statement from the FFF read: “After meeting with the medical staff following the evolution of his right knee injury, coach Didier Deschamps decided to release the international midfielder from Chelsea FC before leaving for Konya, Turkey, scheduled for Friday morning.”France also stated a replacement for Kante will not be called in.Kante was honoured this week as he and his France team-mates received the country’s highest civilian award, the Legion of Honour, for winning the 2018 World Cup.The Chelsea midfielder enjoyed another strong season at Stamford Bridge, despite controversially being used further up the field by Maurizio Sarri.Kante managed a new goals high for himself with Chelsea, scoring four times with the Blues this term, while his four assists matched his high set with Leicester City during their shock title-winning season in 2015-16.Without Kante, France travel to Turkey and Andorra looking to build on their positive start to Euro 2020 qualification, which began in March with victories over Moldova and Iceland.Les Blues are expected to have Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe available for the contests despite the forward being substituted with a knock against Bolivia.last_img read more

Liverpool legend picks out two transfer priorities

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp should be making a new left-back and another creative midfielder his top priorities for the summer transfer window, claims Mark Lawrenson.The Reds are expected to reinforce their ranks over the coming weeks.A sixth European Cup may have been secured, but even Champions League winners have room for improvement. 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? Those at Anfield acknowledge as much, with the Liverpool board vowing to make more funds available.It remains to be seen where Klopp will seek to invest those, amid links to star names from back to front, but Reds legend Lawrenson believes there are areas in obvious need of strengthening.He said in The Mirror: “You’d look at Liverpool now and think, ‘It’s really time to kick on’. But if people are thinking there are going to be five or six new players, I don’t see that.”Klopp might need another left-back with [Alberto] Moreno going, because if Andy Robertson was out for two to three months, would you be happy with James Milner in there?“This is where Liverpool have to get a little bit closer to Manchester City, who just have world-class replacements everywhere.“So maybe a young left-back with loads of potential who Klopp can train on and who you hope won’t play for the first four or five months if Robertson is fit.“Maybe a No.10, too. They tried to get Nabil Fekir, which didn’t happen because of his knee, but that kind of player would be good.”Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Champions League Winner 06/01/19Liverpool have been linked with Fekir again, as well as a possible move to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Merseyside from Barcelona.Whoever is targeted, Lawrenson believes the Reds are in a good place after bringing a seven-year wait for major silverware to a close.“I’m obviously delighted and as much as anything for Jurgen Klopp,” said a man who spent seven years of his playing career at Anfield.“For Klopp, it was a little bit of a crossroads after having lost six finals in a row. It doesn’t matter how mentally strong you are as a manager, you have to start to question yourself when you have lost a series of big finals.“You got a sense of that when he said that it was very important he won this one for his family, because they have had to go through it with him.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Former Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn Is Questioning Brett McMurphy’s Motive

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Brett McMurphy’s reporting on the Urban Meyer-Zach Smith-Ohio State saga has provided us with the story of the college football preseason. That story is set to come to a conclusion later this week, as Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is set to meet on Wednesday to discuss personnel matters following the investigation.McMurphy has come under scrutiny from some – Ohio State fans, mostly, but also others – and former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn went at him a bit on the radio.Quinn, a Dublin, Ohio native, is questioning McMurphy’s motive following his latest report.”What he’s doing is taking one side of it and reporting it in a very twisted and calculated way which makes me think he’s got a motive”@TheJonasKnox & Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) have some questions about how Brett McMurphy has chosen to release informationhttps://t.co/IzYSbTEKBH— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) August 20, 2018Quinn says he is not defending Zach Smith, but he doesn’t feel like McMurphy’s reporting has been balanced.“If you’re a reporter, your job is to be objective,” Quinn said. “Even if things are as one-sided as they seem, you still have to paint the entire picture for people. That’s where he hasn’t done that. He hasn’t at all. At no point has he come back with a counter-point to his own discussion within everything he’s reported.“I’m not defending Zach Smith and he should probably go to jail for some of the stuff he’s done if it’s all true, but what (McMurphy) is doing is taking one side of it and reporting it in a very twisted, calculated way which makes me think he’s got a motive and there’s something else going on in all of this.”Jeff Snook, who’s authored several college football books (including some on his alma mater, Ohio State), has published a couple of things that could be labeled as the “other side.” You can read some of that here.Regardless of everything that’s gone on, this is all set to wrap up soon. The BOT is set to meet at 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday. A decision on Meyer’s future could come later in the day.last_img read more

Ex-Girlfriend Of Deondre Francois Apologizes, Recants Allegation That He Hit Her

first_imgDeondre Francois warming up before a game.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 02: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)In a strange twist in the Deondre Francois’ story that led to his dismissal from the FSU football team, Francois’ ex-girlfriend is apparently recanting the allegation that he hit her.Diamond Lindsey, who published a video on Instagram over the weekend depicting a domestic dispute with Francois, published a new post where she apologized to Francois and regretted posting the video in the first place.Francois was dismissed from the FSU program yesterday.I want to first start by apologizing to Deondre and his family for ultimately diminishing his character. I should have never posted a video from our past situations that were already handled. The motive of the video was to scare him not to ruin anything he had going for hisself.Lindsey goes on to explain that the video was made to threaten him, and took responsibility for the seemingly-violent sounds in the video.She stated that she did not call the police and further apologized for misleading people.The full transcript of the post is available here:The Instagram account that posted the Deondre Francois video Saturday evening just posted this. pic.twitter.com/92KW1pCcRz— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) February 4, 2019Despite the apology, it is unlikely that Lindsey’s statement will give FSU any cause to reconsider Francois’ status. The video does appear to indicate some form of abuse coming from Francois, even if there is no visual evidence to reinforce what he was apparently saying.Since his dismissal from the football team, Francois has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.last_img read more

Twitter poll instead of coin toss in cricket: ICC announces Test reforms on April 1

first_imgTwitter poll instead of coin toss in cricket: ICC announces Test reforms on April 1On April 1, the International Cricket Council came up with a series of tweets, informing fans of the game about the changes that will be brought about in Test cricket when the ICC Test Championship begins later this year.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 17:02 IST @BCCI PhotoHIGHLIGHTSICC announced an array of reforms to Test cricket to improve the format’s popularity on April 1Fans will decide who will come to bat first and who will have to go for bowling by participating in a Twitter poll: ICCICC will be applying both numbers and Instagram handles to kits: Cricket body on TwitterInternational Cricket Council (ICC) started their Monday morning by posting a prolific number of tweets announcing the changes they are planning to bring in longest-format cricket during the World Test Championship to make it more distinctive and appealing to the younger generation.Some of the changes they planned to bring in Test cricket for the World Test Championship, which is scheduled to commence in the month of July this year, from traditional Test cricket are:Numbers and Instagram handle on jerseysICC tweeted to bring numbers and Instagram handles to the jerseys of the players to make it more appealing to the younger generation.Using their official Twitter handle, ICC tweeted: “As part of our efforts to make the game more appealing to younger generations, the ICC will be applying both numbers and Instagram handles to kits from the beginning of the World Test Championship.”As part of our efforts to make the game more appealing to younger generations, the ICC will be applying both numbers and Instagram handles to kits from the beginning of the World Test Championship. pic.twitter.com/XnvantQfc9ICC (@ICC) April 1, 2019Twitter polls rather than traditional coin tossNow the fans will decide who will come to bat first and who will have to go for bowling by participating in a Twitter poll. Many players did ask to bring technology into play after Mankad incident to check for No-balls but ICC took it a bit serious and replaced traditional coin toss with social media polling.advertisement”In further changes ahead of the World Test Championship, the tradition of the coin toss will be replaced by a @Twitter poll, allowing fans at home to decide who bats and bowls!,” ICC tweeted.Option to wear shorts to beat the heatTest Players will now also get an option to wear shorts so that heat does not take a toll on the players and sway their performance.ICC tweeted: “Should the temperature reach 35degC, the ICC’s updated playing conditions will allow all Test players the option to wear shorts.”Other decisions to transmute the Test Cricket and bring fans even closer to the sport, ICC announced that they will give broadcasters an option to position commentators on the field of play behind the slips cordon and will also permit the fielding team to complete a ‘Double Wicket Play’ by running out the other batsman after taking a catch.All these tweets were tweeted with a ‘CricketNotAsYouKnowIt’ hashtag on the picture.It’s the April fool day, so, there is a colossal chance that ICC is celebrating the day in a very peculiar way but it is yet to be confirmed by the global governing body of cricket whether it is just a prank or not.Two minor changes will be made to cricket terminology with no balls and dot balls to henceforth be known as ‘Faults’ and ‘Aces’. pic.twitter.com/3gFdhO4c59ICC (@ICC) April 1, 2019Runs scored in the evening session of day/night Tests will count double, creating a new and exciting strategic element ???2?? pic.twitter.com/Hqzzwe8sbYICC (@ICC) April 1, 2019And finally, should teams be level on the World Test Championship table, the first tie-breaking criteria will be ‘Away Runs.’So which of these initiatives are you most looking forward to? ??#CricketNotAsYouKnowIt pic.twitter.com/HHxUvxdv7kICC (@ICC) April 1, 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli proud as India win ICC Test championship mace for 3rd successive yearAlso Read | Got to admire how MS Dhoni takes the game deep and gets the job done: Ben StokesAlso 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 ICCFollow April Fool’s DayFollow ICC Test ChampionshipFollow April 1Follow InstagramFollow Coin tosslast_img read more

Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year for a record 6th time

first_imgSunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year for a record 6th timeIndian captain Sunil Chhetri who recently overtook Lionel Messi to become the 2nd highest international goal scorer among active players in the world is now also the most capped Indian footballer.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 22:54 IST Sunil Chhetri has been awarded the Player of the Year award for a record-extending 6th time (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Chhetri has already won Player of the Year award in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017Ashalata Devi was named the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the YearDangmei Grace was adjudged the AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the YearTalismanic Indian captain Sunil Chhetri was Tuesday named as the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for a record-extending sixth time.The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, has earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017. He currently plays for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League.Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorers among active players with 70 strikes to his name, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (149). He has gone past Lionel Messi (68), who is third in the list, during the 2019 Intercontinental Cup opener against Tajikistan.Chhetri is the most capped player of the country with 109 matches, ahead of former captain Bhaichung Bhutia (107).India midfielder Abdul Samad was named the AIFF Emerging Men’s Player of the Year.Ace India international Ashalata Devi was named the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year 2018-19, while Dangmei Grace was adjudged the AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year 2018-19.Best Grassroots Development Programme award will be given to Jammu and Kashmir Football Association while R Venkatesh of Tamil Nadu won the award for the best referee.Also Read | Copa America 2019: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to clinch 1st title since 2007Also Read | Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no place for others but himself in his Dream XIFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow AIFFFollow Sunil ChhetriFollow Lionel MessiFollow Cristiano Ronaldo Nextlast_img read more

Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on Ashes

first_img Asian News International LondonJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 17:27 IST Stuart Broad holds the key to England’s bid to reclaim the Ashes this summer. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland and Australia will meet for the first Ashes Test on August 1 at EdgbastonEngland pacer Stuart Broad urged teammate and fast bowler Jofra Archer to be patientAshes mark the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC)England pacer Stuart Broad on Wednesday urged teammate and fast bowler Jofra Archer to be patient ahead of the forthcoming Ashes, starting August 1.”Patience Jof, only 1 more day..,” Broad replied to Archer’s 2015 tweet, “Why is it not ashes Yet.”England will host Australia for five Ashes Test series from August 1 to September 16. Both the teams will wear names and numbers on their jerseys, which is an ICC initiative to help fans connect with the players. Screen Grab of the Twitter chatAshes mark the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).ICC World Test Championship was announced last year, with the top nine full member nations — Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies — competing in a total of 71 Test matches across 27 bi-lateral series over two years.The top two teams with most points as of April 30, 2021, will then contest in the WTC final in June 2021 in the UK. Each of the nine teams will play six of the eight possible opponents across a two-year period, with three series at home and as many series away and a total of 120 points up for grab within each series.Following are the Ashes squad:England: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (vc), Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.Australia: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat 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 Warner.advertisementEngland and Australia will meet for the first Ashes Test on August 1 at Edgbaston.Also Read | Ashes 2019 England vs Australia, Edgbaston Weather Forecast: Will rain play a spoilsport in first Test?Also Read | Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping banAlso 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 Stuart BroadFollow Jofra Archer Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on AshesStuart Broad replied to an old tweet from the Jofra Archer ahead of the forthcoming Ashes Test series, which starts on August 1 in Birmingham.advertisementlast_img read more

“Jofra, show us your passport”: Australia fans thrown out of Old Trafford after abusing Archer

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 09:14 IST Jofra Archer failed to take a wicket on the opening day of the 4th Ashes Test (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland and Australia are currently playing the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford, ManchesterJofra Archer while fielding at the boundary on Wednesday, was abused by a couple of Australia fansThe fans were thrown out of the stadium following complaints from other spectatorsTwo Australian fans were thrown out of Old Trafford after hurling abuse at England fast bowler Jofra Archer, according to a report published in the newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald. The pair who were reportedly seated near the boundary where Archer was fielding. “Jofra, show us your passport” was chief amongst the abuses thrown at Archer, referring to his Barbados heritage, albeit in poor taste.The supporters who were sitting close to the England dressing room had to be evicted by the authorities after a number of their neighbours complained about the abusive behaviour.Archer, on his part, was reported to be frustrated by the comments but apparently didn’t respond to the pair. The incident turned out to be a rare talking point on an otherwise gloomy day where only 44 overs of play was possible due to intermittent rain.Rain caused a delay of over two hours after lunch but plans to extend play to regain that lost time were abandoned after rain came in again during the break for tea.The afternoon delay did little to disrupt Steven Smith (60*), though, who returning from missing the last Test due to concussion, made his eighth straight Ashes half-century.The series is tied a 1-1 with two Tests remaining and victory for the Australians would ensure they retain the urn.Also Read | Eng vs Aus Ashes 4th Test: Steve Smith in control as Australia end wet first day on 170-3Also Read | Steve Smith 1st batsman to score 8 successive 50+ scores in AshesadvertisementFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Ashes 2019 “Jofra, show us your passport”: Australia fans thrown out of Old Trafford after abusing ArcherAshes 4th Test: 2 Australian fans had to be evicted from the Old Trafford ground where the ongoing 4th Test is being played after they verbally abused England fast bowler Jofra Archer.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Judging Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ

first_img Editors’ Recommendations This past weekend, we headed down to Lynchburg, Tennessee to judge the 25th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ, and what a spectacular occasion it was. Judges and more than 25,000 people gathered to watch competitive barbecue’s finest cooks compete for the title of Grand Champion. But before we were able to sit down, savor and decide who should win the ultimate title, we had to go to class.Every judge needs to be officially certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society before participating in a competition. Our three hour class on Friday taught us everything we needed to know about the categories and cuts of meat we would be tasting, rules and regulations regarding presentation and form and what to look for in terms of taste, touch and sight when sitting at the judges’ table. After going through a practice run of KCBS’ four required contest categories – chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/butt and beef brisket – we took the Certified BBQ Judge’s Oath to seal the deal and become official. Now we can volunteer to judge the organization’s many competitions throughout the year.After class, we headed to Bethel House, situated next to the distillery, for a Jack Daniel’s cocktail reception, tasting with master distiller Jeff Arnett and dinner cooked by Lisa Donovan, the incredibly talented pastry chef of Husk Nashville and founder of Buttermilk Road Sunday Supper. As the 7th Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett led us in a tasting of the Jack Daniel’s family of brands. We sampled the pre-aged product, both before and after charcoal mellowing, a process where the whiskey drips through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, making it smooth. The process also distinguishes Jack Daniel’s as a Tennessee Whiskey in addition to a bourbon. We went on to taste Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, Single Barrel, Tennessee Honey and their newest addition to the family, Sinatra Select. Frank Sinatra was a huge fan of Jack Daniels; in fact, he stood on stage at a show, toasted to the audience and declared it the “nectar of the gods.” To honor his legacy and love for Jack as we approach what would be his 100th birthday in 2015, Sinatra Select features a rich amber color, pleasant smokiness and incredibly smooth vanilla finish.Lisa Donovan’s meal following the tasting was epic. It was difficult enough not to fill up on the cast iron biscuits and yeast rolls until snacks of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheddar gougers came to the table. Pulled pork with spicy molasses BBQ sauce and kohlrabi slaw, Benton’s bacon with pickled peach and pimento cheese with spicy chow chow all made for delicious bites. The benne cracker panzanella salad with beets, greens and local honey vinaigrette and smothered okra with Anson Mills cheese grits that followed were equally as mouthwatering. And the main course can only be described as a religious experience. Wedge Oak Farms hot chicken was one of the best dishes we’ve ever had, complemented by housemade pickles and Miss Mary Bobo’s incredible Jack Daniel’s apples. Dessert didn’t miss a beat when a Tennessee apple hand pie with pralines and cream arrived at the table. After dinner, the festivities ensued with a party on Barbecue Hill, a Jack Daniel’s Invitational tradition that brings together judges, competitors and guests with live music and booze before the big day.When competition time arrived Saturday, our tastebuds were recovered and ready. Before our judges’ meeting, we took a lap around the Winner’s Circle, filled with competitors of a separately judged competition featuring champions of years past. Then it was time to fulfill our official duties. We judged seven different categories including Jack Daniel’s Sauce, Cook’s Choice, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Butt, Beef Brisket and Dessert from both the United States and 16 international teams. The judging process lasted about four hours as we tasted around 50 samples from competitors. To say we were full and happy was an understatement.Who took home the title of Grand Champion and a prize of $10,000? Cool Smoke from Richmond, VA, a five-year veteran of The Jack, received the top honor. A Boy & His BBQ from Grimes, IA took home $2,500 as Reserve Grand Champion. From the Winner’s Circle competition, Pig Skin BBQ from Rockwell, IA (last year’s Grand Champion) finished first with $2,500. In addition to these highest honors, first place prizes were awarded in seven categories:Pork Ribs – Southern Krunk BBQ Society, Hot Springs, ARPork Shoulder/Butts – QUAU, Brimfield, ILBeef Brisket – A Boy & His BBQ, Grimes, IAChicken – Little Pig Town, Owasso, OKDessert – Killer B’s BBQ, Evans, GACook’s Choice – Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ, Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan, CanadaJack Daniel’s Sauce – Polish BBQ Kings, PolandAs you can tell from what we’ve said above, the food and drink was outstanding throughout the entire weekend. But what was even more extraordinary was the company of the incredible people we met from all around the globe, gathered to celebrate this milestone occasion and a universal love for excellence in BBQ. We can’t wait to go back next year!For more information on The Jack, visit jackdanielsbarbecuemedia.com. 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New Year Tips from The Boardroom Salon For Men

first_img The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations If you’re lucky enough to live in Texas, be sure to schedule an appointment at The Boardroom Salon for Men. You’ll relax in a plush leather chair, shoot some pool and escape the trial and tribulations of the day. Enjoy the 1920’s country club vibe and leave very well groomed. For the rest of the country, The Boardroom’s Lauren Rachel shares her tips for looking your best in the New Year.TM: Which men’s haircut do you predict will be the most important for the coming year?LR: The classic Undercut is the way to go in 2016. It’s a super clean look that’s a little longer on the top, faded and well blended from the neck up. Some guys prefer a neater shaved-in part. You can wear it slicked in place for the workweek and looser for a more relaxed look on the weekend.TM: What is the best way to take care of your hair?LR: One of the easiest ways to amp up your routine is to keep your haircut well maintained. For some guys that may mean getting a trim every two weeks, for others once a month depending on how fast your hair grows. It shouldn’t be noticeable every time you have your hair trimmed.TM: Is there one go-to product The Boardroom Salon stylists swear by?LR: Bumble and Bumble Sumotech is a Boardroom favorite and works on all hair types. Sumotech is “not a wax, not a paste and not a crème, but a mid-weight molding compound that’s a combination of all three,” as described by Bumble. You can trust this lightweight; no-shine product will keep your hair in place and looking great.TM: Will the beard trend continue?LR: Yes, many clients at The Boardroom link their haircuts with a professional beard trim. It takes just ten minutes. For guys embracing the beard trend, neat, well- trimmed “full stubble” is most professionally accepted. If you want to go longer that’s great too. No matter what the length, keep the shape uniform and condition with beard oil.TM: If our guys are working on that big promotion this year what are some of the Boardroom services that can help them edge out the competition?RL: Small details matter and make all the difference. Hand grooming is not too girly. Different from a women’s manicure, this service will leave your nails clean with a natural shine. Clients also swear by our “Fountain of Youth” camouflaging service that gets rid of just the right amount of gray hair. It’s a natural look that lasts about a month and is much less shocking than a head of freshly dyed jet-black hair. After all, you don’t want to hide that you are mature enough of the job. 7 Most Popular Beard Styles for Men Right Now Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beardlast_img read more

Turn Up the Heat with the Super Smart Ember Ceramic Mug

first_imgIt’s time we talked about cold coffee rage. It’s okay to admit you’ve succumbed to it, perhaps in the middle of a grueling work day, in the dead of winter, when you pick up your company-branded mug and lift it to your lips, eagerly awaiting the sweet internal embrace of warm afternoon coffee to propel you through the rest of the day, only to be met with a cruel, bitter concoction just as chilly and underwhelming as your level of enthusiasm for the afternoon meeting you have to stay awake for.With all the technology buzzing around in our lives these days, it seems a little elementary for us to still be dealing with under-heated coffee like a bunch of neanderthals. Our phones can help us track down lost items, keep our drinking in check, and even improve our posture, so why shouldn’t they be able to help us keep our coffee warm? That’s the thinking that led inventor and entrepreneur Clay Alexander to found Ember — a clever and inventive temperature-control brand — in 2010.After knocking it out of the park with their first flagship product, the Ember Travel Mug, the company has now created a gorgeous Ceramic Mug for home and office use, so you can savor that traditional mug-in-hand coffee experience without sacrificing any heat. The mug is made of sturdy stainless steel coated in a lovely white ceramic, with a bright, sleek profile that’s modern enough to be aesthetically pleasing and subtle enough to be non-invasive.It would have been easy enough for Ember to slap on a heating element and call it a day, but the functionality of the mug and its companion app reveal the thoughtfulness and user-centric design process that earned the mug a spot on TIME’s list of The Best Inventions of 2017. By pairing the mug with your smartphone through the Ember app, you can choose the perfect temperature for your coffee, assign a custom LED light color to your mug, switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature readings, and select and save presets for all of your favorite drinks. Once you’ve specified your preferred temperature, the mug uses its built-in micro-processor, phase change cooling system, and network of sensors to maintain that temperature so you can enjoy the last sip of your coffee just as much as the first.The mug comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and the option of a one-year limited warranty, so you can rest easy knowing that Ember has not only designed an incredibly durable and user-friendly product, but that it will stand by it as well. Whether you’re wrapping up gift-getting for a coffee- or tea-loving friend, or you’re looking to treat yourself — it does cost $80, after all — the Ember Ceramic Mug is the perfect little hit of winter warmth. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker last_img read more

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Legendary Guide to Everything Episode

first_imgFurther ReadingThe Legendary Guide to EverythingClassic Men’s Style Pieces You Need in Your ClosetIconic and Historic Hotels For Your Next VacationUltimate Food Pairings to Satisfy Your Every Craving The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Learning All About Aquavit with Christian Krogstad What You Need to Know About Sherry, According to an Expert Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team center_img A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato Editors’ Recommendations What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — Editor-in-Chief Cator Sparks; Associate Editor of Lifestyle Chase McPeak; Food and Drink Editor Sam Slaughter; and host Greg Nibler — discuss The Manual’s latest project: The Legendary Guide to Everything. Touching on topics as varied as the world’s fastest cars, the best food pairings ever, legendary American style, and famous last words from badass men, the team explores some of their favorite parts of this intense series of articles.First up, Chase talks classic men’s fashion pieces such as bomber jackets, aviator sunglasses, and denim jeans, as well as a short history of the T-shirt. Next, Cator elaborates on amazing historic hotels you can still stay in, including one that was built by John Jacob Astor (of Titanic infamy) and another that contains a room that was bombed in WWII and has remained untouched every since. Finally, Sam brings it all together with a few of the greatest food pairings. Duos include cookies and cream, chicken and waffles, and steak and eggs. What’s your favorite?last_img read more

The British Are Coming: The Best Grooming Products from Our Friends Across the Pond

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Although we may have celebrated 242 years of self-governance this Fourth of July, that doesn’t mean that we don’t still rely on our cousins in the United Kingdom for some pretty awesome commodities (tariffs notwithstanding): gin…royal weddings…James Bond…Savile Row…gin.England is also the home of some of the world’s most venerable men’s grooming brands, with Truefitt & Hill holding the Guinness Book of World Records title of the Oldest Barbershop in the World, having opened its doors in 1805. Pall Mall Barbers, on the other hand, is comparatively junior, raising its barber pole in 1896. Some of the other brands here may be younger, but stay true to the Brit’s “Keep Calm and Carry On” attitude.Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes Shaving Cream – $22Truefitt & Hill’s West Indian Limes range is as light and refreshing as a gin-and-tonic for your morning shave. The shaving cream is creamy and smooth and the after-shave balm is moisturizing and refreshing. Layer the fragrance with West Indian Limes cologne for a longer-lasting, summery effect. For travel, try Truefitt & Hill’s other fragrances with their handy sample pack.See ItPall Mall Barbers Sandalwood & Clove Shaving Products System – $80Pall Mall Barbers will open its first barber shop in the United States in New York City’s Rockefeller Center in July. Get a jump on things with the brand’s three-step, home shaving system, which, incidentally, is also great for travel or the gym. Start with a pre-shave scrub to clean out your pores and lift hair follicles, move on to the shaving cream (with prickly pear seed oil, known for moisturizing, healing and protecting), and finish with the post-shave balm. We like that each product comes with an easy to dispense pump, helping us eliminates waste.See ItMen’s Society Weekender Wash Kit – $17Men’s Society offers the equivalent of Batman’s utility belt for the modern man with a handy, purposeful kit for just about everything. From The Festival Survival Kit (including a poncho, ear plugs and toothpaste) to the Red Eye Survival Kit (Sleep Mask, Restoration Bath Oil, etc.), their packaged tins keep life’s needs focused and purposeful. We like this Weekender Wash Kit, containing just about everything you’ll need for a quick summer getaway.See ItLush Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash – $25With its bath bombs and bubble bars, Lush comes off as maybe having just a little too much fun with their products for such a fine British establishment, but the company’s core values, using fresh organic ingredients, eliminating or minimizing packaging and no animal testing, set some seriously high standards. The Kalamazoo wash won us over with it’s creamy goodness and clean finish.See ItDunhill London Icon Gift Set – $130Dunhill got its start supplying goods to the new “motoring class” when automobiles first became all the rage among the British gentry. That engineering background is reflected in the packaging of all of the brand’s fragrances, including its warm, peppery, leathery Icon cologne. This gift set includes cologne, after shave balm and shower gel…nice enough to gift yourself on the occasion of a promotion, a holiday, or paying that speeding ticket, for instance.See ItAnd if you’re going to groom like the British, you might as well also channel British style by getting some tips from renowned haberdasher Drake’s NYC.last_img read more

For Sale: 348,000 Acres of Pristine Patagonian Wilderness

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America Editors’ Recommendations Christies Real EstateMost folks appreciate a little privacy at home. It’s nice to be able to relax in your underwear while enjoying your morning smoothie or blast Kesha on loop without worrying about your nosey upstairs neighbors bitching to the cops. One newly announced, very private property in Chile all but guarantees your neighbors — hell, even the NSA and their arsenal of satellites — would never see you, hear you, or even be able to find you.Patagonia is, hands-down, South America’s wildest, most rugged, and most remote region. Here, in North Chilean Patagonia, lies Hacienda Pucheguin, a one-of-a-kind property encompassing 348,000 acres of some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. This massive patch of land (roughly half the size of Rhode Island) has remained mostly untouched for centuries. Alpine lakes, millennia-old stands of Cyprus trees, crystal clear waterfalls, dramatic granite cliffs, glacial fjords, and 25 miles of pristine riverfront abound. Now, it could all be yours — for a price. In case your forthcoming tax refund is already burning a hole in your pocket, best guesses put the price tag somewhere in the nine figures. Christies International Real EstateDiscovery of what is today Hacienda Pucheguin dates back to at least the 16th century. Less than one hundred years later, the land had been well-settled by Argentinian and Chilean pioneers. Fast-forward to the 1900s and the region had been established has a modest base of trade. Due to its vastness, remote location, and the difficulty getting to, from, and through the region, its economic usefulness was soon outgrown. Today, only a few disparate groups — descendants of the area’s original colonial settlers — still call it home.These days, it’s hard to imagine anyone purchasing such a piece of land without the intent to commercialize it. It’ll likely be acquired, thoroughly planned, and developed with luxury resorts and expedition tour providers. However, if you’re the sort who appreciates nature, solitude, and adventure; if you’re equal parts John Muir and world-class free climber Alex Honnold; or if you fancy yourself a modern-day Thoreau — it’s nice to daydream and know that you could buy it all for yourself.Pricing for Hacienda Pucheguin is estimated around $150,000,000, although interested parties must contact Christie’s International Real Estate for a formal quote. If you’re lucky (read wealthy) enough to snatch it up, we kindly request a modest finder’s fee of just a few thousand acres. We promise never to call the cops on you.center_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat For Sale: The Stunning Bahamian Island Where Fyre Festival Didn’t Happen The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

Children from Poor Households More Prone to Poisoning

first_img Children from poor households in Jamaica are more likely to be exposed to chemical poisoning, says the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN).This is one of the findings coming out of a CARPIN study that focused on the use of chemicals within the home and how behaviour, knowledge, and storage pattern will determine how children 0-5 years are poisoned in Jamaica.It was conducted in the parishes of St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Catherine and Westmoreland.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, CARPIN Poison Information Coordinator, Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, said that the survey, funded by the University of Technology (UTech), was done out of concerns by the entity about poisoning in the country.“Poisoning is an issue that is not at the forefront and every single day someone is poisoned by something and persons may be exposed to poisonous substances without even knowing,” she noted.She said that although there have been numerous public-education messages over the years imploring parents not to store chemicals in containers that look like food or drink products, the problem has persisted. Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh told JIS News that the study looked at how the environment, a person’s knowledge and belief influence their behaviour.She said it was found that persons living in one-room homes were challenged in terms of where to store chemicals because of space constraints when compared to those living in multiroom homes. “So, although they are knowledgeable about poisoning, you’d hear persons say that they have no other place to store the chemical, even though they know that it is dangerous,” she pointed out.“They would say that the most that they could do is to put it in a corner and hope that the children don’t see it,” she noted further.Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the study also found that what is considered safe was based on perception and environment.“We saw where some persons defined safety in their way according to the environment they were in. So persons in the upper classes had properly locked storage areas or a designated area that the ordinary child would not have seen,” she pointed out.She noted, however, that for the low-income households, the perception of safe areas was different.“One person had a suitcase and for them that was the safest area in which to store chemicals. There were others who stored theirs at the back of the house and their reasoning was that the children would not go around that side to play,” she pointed out.She said there was also the perception among persons in poor households that “if they tell the child that it is not safe or that they will be severely punished, they would not touch (the chemical). The perception was that the child knew the consequences, so it was okay.”Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said it is interesting to note that some of the same persons whose children are more prone to poisoning work in upper-income households and are more likely to protect the children of their employers from being poisoned.“So it is not an issue of lack of knowledge,” she pointed out.She noted further that 90 per cent of the homes purchase chemicals that have been decanted into other containers.“We tend to think that it’s a certain class of persons that purchase chemicals in incorrect containers, but you find that even persons from the upper classes purchase retail chemicals. These are the chemicals in gallon bottles that look like water bottles such as bleach, disinfectants and sanitisers,” she said. Story Highlights Children from poor households in Jamaica are more likely to be exposed to chemical poisoning, says the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN). This is one of the findings coming out of a CARPIN study that focused on the use of chemicals within the home and how behaviour, knowledge, and storage pattern will determine how children 0-5 years are poisoned in Jamaica. It was conducted in the parishes of St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Catherine and Westmoreland. last_img read more