10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp insists he’s counting on Lallana

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp insists he’s counting on Lallanaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he’s counting on Adam Lallana this season.The midfielder has been linked with a move away this month.Klopp said, “Adam is actually in outstanding shape – I said it a few times maybe, but it’s unbelievable in training. So we have to say it was close in the last game: ‘Do we start him or not?’ and stuff like this. “It’s really, really good and it’s like always in life, if you learn from your experiences… you cannot learn too much from being injured and stuff like that, but how is your mood? Adam is a player who always wants to play. He would play four games a day if possible just from his desire to play football. “He is really, I would say in the moment, in the best moment since I know him, just like as a person he is fantastic. He will have a big part of our season I am really sure and that’s cool. But in training everything is good, when he came on everything was good so far, so now he is ready to take these little steps.” last_img read more

10 months agoFulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham join Premier League scamble for Marseille winger Clinton N’Jieby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille winger Clinton N’Jie has been offered a return to England.The Mirror says N’Jie is a target for Fulham and Newcastle.The Whites have joined the chase for the pace-merchant but relegation rivals Burnley and Cardiff are both also interested.The 25-year-old was set to join Sporting CP on loan last summer before the move fell through. N’Jie had an ill-fated two seasons with Spurs before returning to OM last summer. last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concerns

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concernsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.”When something happens to Messi the world stops,” Valverde said.”But it doesn’t seem to be anything more than a nuisance in the adductor.”We took him off as a precaution.”Barcelona earned the points, but they didn’t impress at the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Valverde was pleased to get the win.”The first thing is, as always, to win,” he explained. “I think we’re playing well at home. Today was tough.”We had a moment in the first half wherein we weren’t good.”But we’re good at home. We have to see if we can add to it away from home, too.” last_img read more

Video: Lee Corso Picks Tennessee With Racing Helmet, Brings Smokey Onto Set

first_imgLee Corso making his headgear pick.Twitter/@CollegeGameDayLee Corso picks Tennessee to beat Virginia Tech with his headgear selection on College GameDay this morning.NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. appropriately joined the GameDay crew this afternoon to make picks live from Bristol Motor Speedway ahead of tonight’s fun non-conference game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He picked the picked the Hokies to pull the upset, citing his fiancee, a Kentucky cheerleader, telling him he’d have to walk home for picking the Vols. Desmond Howard also took the Hokies for the surprise win.For his headgear selection, Corso pulled out a coonskin cap, threw it away which made it sound like he was switching to the Hokies, and wound up putting on a giant Tennessee-themed racing helmet. He also brought up the Vols’ awesome live mascot Smokey onto the GameDay set.Lee Corso picks Tennessee pic.twitter.com/qEjk5LlKDz— Saturday Blitz (@SaturdayBlitz) September 10, 2016Lee Corso goes with Tennessee in the @ChevyTrucks #SaturdaySelections. pic.twitter.com/61t3cPR13d— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 10, 2016Based on recent history, this may not be a great sign for the Volunteers.Lee Corso picks had a horrid record in GameDay headgear selections last year, going just 3-10 after very solid years in 2014 and 2015. He didn’t do much better with his first selection of the 2016 season. Corso picked LSU to beat Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. Of course, a D’Cota Dixon interception with under a minute left sealed the deal for the Badgers.Tennessee sits as an 11-point favorite in today’s game, via Odds Shark.Next weekend, it sounds like College GameDay will be making its first trip to Louisville, for the Cardinals’ huge ACC contest against powerhouse Florida State. With the way Lamar Jackson has been dicing up opponents this year, will Lee go with the home team, or does he stick with his alma mater FSU? We’ll find out, assuming that is the show’s destination for Week 3.But first, we have the Week 2 schedule to get through. Today isn’t full of sexy match-ups, but sometimes it is weeks like this that surprise us with huge upsets and crazy finishes. If last weekend is any indication, college football won’t be letting us down today.last_img read more

4-Star Recruit Ecstatic About Receiving Offer From Notre Dame

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Later this month, Notre Dame will battle for the chance to reach the national championship. Until then, fans could get excited over the possibility of adding a potential-packed recruit for the class of 2020, in linebacker Jaheim Thomas.Although there hasn’t been anything close to a final decision yet, Thomas has the Fighting Irish high on his radar. The four-star recruit has the physical gifts to become an absolute star in college. While he’s not ready to announce his commitment in the immediate future, he sounds very pleased about receiving an offer from Notre Dame.It’s still early in his recruiting process, but Thomas was very complimentary about the Fighting Irish.From 247Sports:“I was very excited to get offered by Notre Dame, and I was hoping for this since I visited there last spring.”“I haven’t really cut my list down yet, but my parents and I are working on it,” he said. “Notre Dame will definitely be in the final group. “I want to commit to someone next summer, but if not then it will be early in my senior season.”Thomas is listed as the No. 16 outside linebacker in his class, per 247Sports.Over the years, the Fighting Irish have featured stars at the linebacker position, which includes Manti Te’o and Jaylon Smith. Perhaps, Thomas can add to that long line of history, if he chooses to enroll at Notre Dame.As of right now, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Bowling Green are also on his college list.[247Sports]last_img read more

Penn State Football Announces Major Assistant Coach Hire

first_imgPenn State cheerleaders perform during a game.UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – SEPTEMBER 02: Penn State Nittany Lions cheerleaders perform during the second half of a football game against the Akron Zips on September 2, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Akron 52-0. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)The Penn State Nittany Lions made a big addition to their coaching staff that should give the offense a boost.On Thursday, Penn State announced that Duke wide receivers coach Gerad Parker had been hired by the Nittany Lions to serve in the same capacity.In a statement from the school, Penn State head coach James Franklin spoke glowingly about Parker.“We are excited to add Gerad to our staff,” Franklin said. “He has a comprehensive background and knows the Big Ten. He is a terrific fit for our staff, university and community. He has a great opportunity to come in and make a significant impact both on and off the field with a very talented position group! Gerad played wide receiver in the SEC and has shown he is a great teacher of the position, as well. His wide receiver groups have been able to overachieve throughout his coaching career.”Welcome to the #PennState family, @GeradParker1!?: https://t.co/q9T5RAspFA#WeAre pic.twitter.com/LTkMCYosy2— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 10, 2019Parker spent the last two seasons with the Blue Devils, serving as offensive assistant in 2017 and wide receivers coach in 2018.Prior to his time at Duke, Parker spent four years with the Purdue Boilermakers in several roles.He served as a tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator from 2013 to 2014, then was moved to wide receivers coach in 2015.Parker also served briefly as interim head coach of the Boilermakers in 2016 following the dismissal of Darrell Hazell. He went 0-6 with Purdue as the team finished the year with a 3-9 record.last_img read more

Analyst Predicts What CFB Coach Is Most-Likely To Win First National Title

first_img The top five of the list in unsurprising, as all five have displayed their ability to coach at the highest level.Penn State’s James Franklin comes in at No. 5, Ohio State’s Ryan Day at No. 4, Texas’ Tom Herman at No. 3 and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley at No. 2.But who took home top honors? Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.Here’s why:The results are already there. Smart came seconds away from a national championship in Year 2 of his tenure. The following season, he came one half away from upsetting Alabama in the SEC Championship. And while that Alabama roadblock isn’t going anywhere, it’s hard to imagine Georgia falling off either.Smart already showed he’s capable of making it to the national title game.Now he just needs to take the next step. Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly with the College Football Playoff trophy.ATLANTA, GA – December 6: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly pose with the National Championship Trophy at the College Football Playoff Semifinal Head Coaches News Conference on December 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season sits a few months away, but the media beast surrounding the sport never tires.Before the new campaign officially starts, there will be lists of the top players in college football, early mock drafts, top 25 rankings and various other predictions.College football never truly stops.That’s the case on this Thursday when one college football analyst at 247Sports decided to look at which coach will become the next to win their first title.last_img read more

Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’

first_imgSushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’Indian T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur and opener Smriti Mandhana recently appeared on the online chat show ‘What the Duck’ where they shared a number of stories related to the team and their teammatesadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 10:08 IST Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur shared a number of stories (Screengrab: @Viu India Youtube)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur recently made an appearance on Youtube chat show ‘What the Duck’Mandhana and Kaur revealed what happened when they were staying at an eerie hotel during the World CupThe duo said that some of the team members were haunted by ghostsIndia women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have long been the pillars of the Indian team. While Smriti is currently the No.1 ODI cricketer in the world, T20I captain Kaur’s attacking batting style has made her a household name in the country. Kaur’s fiery batting has made many believe that she is a fearless cricketer. Though according to Mandhana it’s not true.The duo recently appeared on the online chat show ‘What the Duck’ where they shared a number of stories related to the team and their teammates. When the host asked Kaur whether she was afraid of anything at all, a smiling Mandhana jumped in and said that her senior was afraid of ‘ghosts’. She also added that when she tried to scare Kaur, she ‘punished’ her junior by forcing her to share the room with her.”We were playing the World Cup in England. Harry (Harmanpreet) Di is most afraid of ghosts. I myself am a bit in the same league but her fear is on an extreme level. So, I am always itching to scare her. So one day I told her all the ghost stories which were related to the hotel we were staying in. I had heard about a number of ghost-related incidents with our teammates. So I told her everything and she had to listen to all of it because she was undergoing treatment. But later she punished me by forcing me to sleep with her during the night,” said a laughing Mandhana.advertisement”We all had single rooms and the hotel itself felt quite eerie. 3 of us were sleeping in one room but I didn’t let them sleep all night because I myself couldn’t,” explained Kaur.The discussion prompted the host to ask whether there was a ghost at the hotel in reality. Though Smriti and Harmanpreet agreed that they didn’t personally have any such experience, some of their fellow teammates did claim to have encountered ghosts during their stay at the hotel.”We didn’t see any ghost but 2-3 of our teammates said that they felt its presence. For example, Sushma Verma kept saying that the ghost had kept her captive for an hour and didn’t let go. And she actually cried for an hour (Sushma Verma). So who knows, there might have been something,” concluded Mandhana.Also Read | I’ve tried to copy Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses: Riyan ParagAlso Read | Hockey India in awe of Jemimah Rodrigues’ dribbling skills Also Read | USA women’s cricket team creates history by sealing twin berths in global qualifiersFor 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 Smriti MandhanaFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Sushma Vermalast_img read more

Anil Kumble-led ICC cricket panel to discuss boundary count rule

first_imgAnil Kumble-led ICC cricket panel to discuss boundary count ruleAnil Kumble-led committee will discuss the controversial boundary count back rule in their next meeting. England won their maiden World Cup on boundary count rule after a tied Super Over against New Zealand.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 23:39 IST England edged past New Zealand on the boundary count to win their maiden World Cup. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee is to discuss on boundary count ruleEngland won the World Cup 2019 on boundary count rule after a tied Super OverEngland vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 final ended in a tie even after a Super OverFormer India skipper Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee will discuss issues relating to the World Cup final, including the controversial boundary count back rule, in their next meeting, International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager, Cricket, Geoff Allardice said.”The Cricket Committee will consider any issues arising from the World Cup final when it next meets (in the first quarter of 2020),” Allardice was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.”A Super Over has been used to determine a winner in a tied match in ICC events since 2009 (replacing the bowl-out), and the tie-breaker after a tied Super Over needed to be derived from something that happened in that particular match. So it has always related to the number of boundaries scored in the match,” he added.England edged past New Zealand on the boundary count to win their maiden World Cup earlier this month, leading to a massive uproar regarding the rule. In the final at Lord’s on July 14, England were adjudged winners of the World Cup on the basis of their superior boundary count – 22 fours and two sixes – to New Zealand’s 17 after the the match ended in a tie after regulation play and Super Over.”Almost all the T20 leagues around the world also use boundaries as the tie-breaker in their Super Overs. We wanted to use the same Super Over regulations that are used across all professional cricket and that’s why it was the way it was. Whether it should be different is something that our cricket committee will consider at some point,” Allardice said.advertisementOn sharing the World Cup, he said that the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee did not deliberate on the matter at its annual conference.”No, that wasn’t discussed. The consistent view has been that the World Cup final needs a winner, and a Super Over was in the playing conditions to decide a tied final in each of the last three World Cups,” he said.Allardice also hailed India skipper Virat Kohli’s comments on the World Test Championship. “It is very encouraging to hear those comments. I know players love playing Test cricket. For the first time there is a real context to the matches they play that extends beyond a particular series.”I know the Test rankings have done a good job over a long period of time in the sense of identifying the best team, but to be able to compete on a points table and play for a spot in the final will add a new element to Test cricket and will make it more interesting to people from the countries not involved in that particular match,” Allardice said.Also Read | Right process followed: ICC backs Kumar Dharmasena’s overthrows decision in World Cup 2019 finalAlso Read | Endured ‘excruciating’ pain during World Cup: Jofra ArcherAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Anil KumbleFollow World Cup 2019 finallast_img read more

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Dream 11 prediction, captain and vice-captain

first_img India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 14, 2019UPDATED: August 14, 2019 11:44 IST India vs West Indies 3rd ODI Dream 11 Prediction (AP Photo)After a convincing show in the second ODI, Virat Kohli and boys will look to seal the deal in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday. With the opening game washed out, the Indians have taken a 1-0 lead and the last game of the series will decide if India will lift the ODI trophy as well after a clinical show in the T20I series.Interestingly, this could be the last time that the legendary Chris Gayle takes the field and the West Indies outfit would look to give him a grand send-off. Speaking during the 2019 World Cup, Gayle had said that the ODI series and the Test series that followed would be his last. But the Windies selectors kept emotions aside and decided to ignore him for the Tests. So, the third ODI could be the last time that the opener is seen in Windies colours.For India, it will be about keeping the foot on the pedal and not giving any inch away to the hosts. After an 11-innings phase where he didn’t score a century, Kohli roared back to register his 42nd century in the second ODI and more than the hundred, it was the way in which he guided Shreyas Iyer in the middle overs that made the knock all the more special.BatsmenThis match will possibly be the final ODI for Chris Gayle and the big-hitting Jamaican will look to end his 50-over career on a high. He failed in the first two matches and will surely look to make amends in the final game so leaving him out of the playing XI is out of the question.advertisementRohit Sharma should be the second-choice opener with the in-form right-hander also due for a big score after a rare failure with the bat in the second ODI.Virat Kohli hit a match-winning hundred in the last game and is the best option at No. 3. He was part of a 125-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer, who showed superb composure with the bat under pressure and hence, is a perfect choice for the No. 4 position.WicketkeeperJust like Rohit Sharma, India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is also due for a big one and today just might be his day with the bat. Pant is reliable behind the stumps as well and can earn you a lot of points if he gets going.All-roundersCarlos Brathwaite has shown good form with the ball with three wickets in the last match. And he can demolish any bowling attack in the world on his day with the bat. Choosing him over Jason Holder might just pay off in this match.Ravindra Jadeja should be the second all-rounder your side as he is economical with the ball and is one of the best fielders in the world. He has also shown good form with the bat lower down the order.BowlersBhuvneshwar Kumar should be the first choice when it comes to picking fast bowlers as the Indian seamer has the ability to pick up wickets at the beginning when the ball is swinging and at the end as well with his death-bowling abilities being one of the best in the business.Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has been India’s first-choice spinner and he repaid the team management’s faith with 3 wickets in the 2nd ODI. He will be a key player for India once again in the final match.Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell can be the final two players in your Dream XI. Both fast bowlers have been economical so far with Shami having taken 2 wickets at an average of 22 while Cottrell conceded just 49 runs and picked up a wicket in his 10 overs in the second ODI.Dream 11 team, WI vs IND 3rd ODI: Chris Gayle (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Carlos Brathwaite, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.SquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini.West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.Also Read | India vs West India 3rd ODI Live Streaming: Telecast channelsAlso Read | Everyone is confident of their position: Rishabh Pant ahead of West Indies vs India 3rd ODIAlso Read | 3rd ODI: High-flying India look to maintain clean slate vs West IndiesadvertisementFor 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 India vs West Indies 3rd ODIFollow India vs West Indies 3rd ODI dream XI predictionFollow India vs West Indies 3rd ODI dream 11 captain India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Dream 11 prediction, captain and vice-captainIndia vs West Indies 3rd ODI Dream 11 Prediction: India have a 1-0 lead and the last game of the 3-match series will decide if the visitors will lift the ODI trophy as well after a clinical show in the T20I series.advertisementlast_img read more

John Peabody aims to inspire with The Hand & Eye

first_img Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now For most small business entrepreneurs, having the chance to tell the story of your craft often gets lost in the shuffle of developing and maintaining your business. Focus on growing a customer base, providing quality products, and marketing your business take precedent over finding a medium to spread your message, no matter how influential it may be. For journalist John Peabody however, the passion and inspiration behind what makes every small business unique defines the framework behind his latest project, The Hand & Eye.When John first launched The Hand & Eye nearly one year ago, he began with the simple premise of chronicling a new class of craftsmen, makers, and creative minds in hopes of celebrating their work and telling their stories. But instead of finding currently-trending individuals or businesses, he set out to find those who hadn’t yet had their stories told. Twelve months later, The Hand & Eye features an exclusive mix of entrepreneurs with skills ranging from clock making, to surfboard shaping, to hand-painted outdoor advertisements.Like most good ideas, the thought to create The Hand & Eye struck John at a rather odd moment; on a flight to Puerto Rico for a surfing trip. Although the idea for showcasing small businesses came at 35,000 feet, John knew he wanted to approach it in an original way and aspired to send a different kind of message. “I didn’t want it to be just about the products, but rather something to feature interesting jobs,” Peabody tells The Manual, “a way to inspire people and document fascinating stories.”After spending just a few moments on the site, these fascinating and inspiring stories jump out with every click. A journalist since his days in college, it’s easy to see John has a knack for telling compelling and exciting stories; a knack he puts on full display with The Hand & Eye.But for the former small business editor at Reuters, it’s his improved photography skills he feels most proud of. Not only does he acknowledge the fact that proper photography helps capture the essence of what the makers and craftsmen do, but he feels it lets him do right by them and provide their craft the justice it deserves.For now, The Hand & Eye mostly covers entrepreneurs on the East Coast, with most of the stories coming out of New York City and Brooklyn — where Peabody calls home. Despite New York City experiencing its own industrial and manufacturing renaissance as of late, the idea of branching out and finding more outside of the city is one of the next steps for The Hand & Eye. “I’d love to just travel and bring The Hand & Eye to places not usually covered,” John says, adding, “I’ve always been fascinated with spending a week in Detroit; there’s just so much going on there.”In the mean time, John continues to document the rich culture of craftsmen the East Coast has to offer, and provides his followers with exceptional, awe-inspiring content. It’s hardly just one thing which allows The Hand & Eye to stand out, but rather the harmony of all the unique designers, farmers, woodworkers, and crafters he’s found along the way.With just a year under his belt developing the triumph that is The Hand & Eye, it’s clear John’s passion for small business and penchant for writing runs deep. Color us intrigued to see what John has in store for the next twelve months.To take a look at all of John’s featured small businesses, head on over to The Hand & Eye website. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Readlast_img read more

TGIF Shopping: Peter Nappi Nashville’s Secret

first_img The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Repurpose Your Baseball Glove Into a Wallet With the Pastime Custom Program Editors’ Recommendations This week we’d like to highlight a Nashville-based leather shoemaker Peter Nappi. The brand makes men’s and women’s shoes with Italian craftsmanship in their creative hangout turned store. Founders Philip and Dana Nappi studied leather and shoemaking in Italy before they created the brand, which has become one of Nashville’s best-kept secrets. Peter Nappi is the epicenter of Nashville’s cool kids (like). The luxury shoe retailer is housed within a former meatpacking warehouse in East Germantown. Now it caters to shoppers as well as local creative types. The space has become a local hangout as well as an event space with its carefully curated vintage design.Peter Nappi (Philip’s grandfather) is the inspiration the brand. He emigrated from Italy as a shoemaker in 1904. When the two founders discovered this while studying in Italy it solidified their decision to reinvigorate his legacy with the creation of the brand. The latest collection wears a broken-in look very well. We love that it’s not too glossy and has some character right off the shelf.“The FW14 collection is inspired by the rich, time-worn structure and color palette of Italian architecture, combined with classic American dress/work style,” Philip Nappi said. “Some of the leathers were treated to bring out the luster of the hides, while others were specially treated for a subtly broken in effect.”We are impressed by their two boot options. The Alfeo is their lace-up cap toe brogue boot that comes in both suede and leather. The other is their Rocco, which is a leather lace-up work boot that comes in suede, leather and a cotton canvas. Both hit just above the ankles. If you’re looking for something a little more dressed up try out the Pietro, their cap-toe wingtip that comes in a leather and suede. They also have a plethora of other finely made kicks. Browse their online store to pick up a pair here. Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019last_img read more

Specialty Cocktails for National Tequila Day

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Awesome Agave Cocktail Recipes With July coming to an end, it’s crazy to think that the summer is almost half-over. But, with the recent rash of heat and summer storms all over the country, it’s easy to believe. This is the part of the summer where it seems like everyone is on vacation. If you happen to be one of the unlucky stiffs slogging through the season without a solid break in the action, we’ve got something for you to look forward to: Friday is National Tequila Day.A lot of people are wary of tequila, but we here at The Manual love it, whether it is served straight up, on the rocks with a little salt and lime, or as part of a delicious cocktail. In fact, tequila cocktails are this particular writer’s favorite kind of cocktail.So, in order to celebrate National Tequila Day, we would like to present you with a list of specialty tequila cocktails from some of the country’s leading mixologists. We have recipes from Miami, New York and Los Angeles that you can try your hand at making in the comfort of your very own him. Or, if you live in one of those three cities, you can get your ass over to some of these very fine establishments and enjoy National Tequila Day with a next level drink (or two).New York CityEXTRA FANCYDrink: “Peach Colored Glasses” by Meaghan MontaganoIngredients:5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach.75 oz. spiced honey syrup.5 oz. lemon juice.5 oz. peach pureeSparkling brut roseShake DeLeòn Tequila, Grand Marnier, syrup, lemon and peach puree over ice and top with a splash of sparkling brut rose.PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTELDrink: “Lost Horizon” by James MeniteIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. Perfect Puree papaya puree1 whole egg.5 oz. simple syrup2 dashes Regan’s Orange BittersFreshly grated nutmeg5 dried cranberries and orange peelIn a Koriko shaker, shake 1 whole egg for 1 minute vigorously to emulsify. Add ice and all other ingredients, incorporate with a second shake, then double strain ingredients into a chilled Coupe. Add 5 dried cranberries and orange peel for garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy deliciousness.Los AngelesSASSAFRAS SALOONDrink: “La Cafina” by Karen GrillIngredients:5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila.5 oz. La Nina Primario.75 oz. pineapple chili shrib.5 oz. line juiceShaved cinnamonAdd all ingredients but cinnamon to shaker tin and shake vigorously over ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Shave cinnamon over top and garnish with pineapple wedge and jalapeno slice.BARTONI’SDrink: “Summer of Love” by Aidan DemarestIngredients:1 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila.25 oz. Smith and Cross Rum.75 oz. Sherry.5 oz. Velvet Falernum.75 oz. lime juice.5 oz. passion fruit syrupShake all ingredients and pour into a frosted mug over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.TOCA MADERADrink: “Agave Por Vida” by Juan MartinezIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum TequilaFresh Watermelon.5 oz. watermelon mint shrub.5 oz. sweetened ginger juice1 oz. lime juiceTamarind CandyBuild cocktail in tin, throw two pieces of watermelon into tin and muddle. Add lime juice, ginger juice, watermelon- mint shrub and DeLeòn Platinum. Shake and pour into Cantarito (clay cup). Top off with more fresh ice and garnish with mint sprig and tamarind candy.MiamiREGENT COCKTAIL CLUBDrink: “Cobbleone” by Richie PetronziIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. lemon juice1 oz. agave syrup.5 oz Amontillado Sherry.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez SherryAdd all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Shake well and pour into a double old fashioned glass. Top with crushed ice and float Pedro Ximenez Sherry on top. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries. 9 Best Tequilas (and 3 Mezcals) for Palomas, According to Bartenderslast_img read more

The Birthplace of Bungee – Queenstown, New Zealand

first_img 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Adventure junkies already know about it. It’s the birthplace of bungy (yanks call it ‘bungee’), after all, and hosts of other crazy heart-stopping activities. But Queenstown, New Zealand, offers a lot more than an adrenaline rush. The bay town on Lake Wakatipu boasts great food and wine, good hiking and a wealth of fantastic scenery.PlayBikeRide up to the top of Bob’s Peak, which is adventure central in Queenstown. The bike path is busy but offers a wealth of great track. If you’re still in the mood for adventure, opt for zip lining via Zip Trek Eco Tours. The expert guides will take you along six lines of various lengths and steepness and explain everyone’s duty to preserve the natural beauty of the forest and fauna.HikeTake a hike to Ben Lomond. The track is fairly easy, even for novice hikers and the views are spectacular. Head back to Bob’s Peak. The gondola is tempting but you’ve already been hiking so head down the mountain and watch the Douglas Firs give way to Mountain Beech.FlySet a course for adventure. Start your day with a flight via Heli Tours to Lake Isabelle, high in the Remarkables Mountains. Owned by locals Paul and Katherine Mitchell, the Heli Tours pilot will take you on a breathtaking ride around Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu and drop you off at the peak for some awe-inspiring pics.ShootYou’re back on terra firma and you want to do something more hands on. Try clay target shooting with Break One. If you’ve never used a Beretta 12 gauge shot gun, here’s your chance. Expert guides lead you through the targets.BoatNow, your adrenaline is pumping. Head back to town and hop on the Hydro Attack. A Queenstown exclusive, guests are placed inside what the outfitters call a cross between “a fighter jet and a torpedo.” But yeah, it looks like a shark, a behemoth of a shark. You’ll fly through the lake at 50 mph, diving under the water one minute and rocketing 18 feet in the air the next. What a rush.Eat & DrinkFor lunch we enjoy a nosh at local favorite, Rata, run by Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett. The small plates are phenomenal as is the service and wine list.After an action-packed day two it’s time to sit back and sip the wine. Hire a Blackzqn driver to chauffeur you to wineries in Central Otago, one of New Zealand’s premier wine-growing regions. You’ll be squired around in a Mercedes, Audi or Range Rover to taste wines that have won prestigious gold medals at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Start your day off at Mount Edward, a small winery in Gibbston, that makes the best Riesling in the country. Stop off for lunch at beautiful Carrick in Bannockburn. Head to Akarua, also in Bannockburn, for exceptional Pinot Noir (ask nicely to taste the award-winning Siren. It’s not on the tasting menu). Take the beaten track—literally—to Chard Farm for some Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Finish your day at Amisfield Winery & Bistro on Lake Hayes, one of the prettiest spots in the entire region. The rosé is a delight as is the dinner.SleepCheck into The Rees Hotel, named after William G. Rees, who founded Queenstown in 1860. The five-star hotel has 60 rooms and 90 one- to three-bedroom apartments. Opt for the lake view rooms. Sigh in contentment as you relax on your queen-size bed, watching the sunset over the mountains. Rooms are fashioned in neutral shades with push-button window shades, small patios and full baths with separate showers and jetted tubs. Rent a mountain bike at the front desk and take it for a spin.Getting thereAir New Zealand offers daily non-stops from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as Vancouver, British Columbia to Auckland International. From Auckland, guests have a choice of twice daily connections to Queenstown. There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Correctional Services Buildings to be Improved

first_imgThe Department of Correctional Services is set to receive more vehicles and improved facilities in the new fiscal year, following the allocation of $457.1 million.Details of the project are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on February 14 by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.Of the sum, $393.1 million will go towards commencing and completing minor construction activities and improvement of buildings at the Diamond Crest Correctional Centre, St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre and the Horizon Correctional Centre.The money will also be used to start preliminary work necessary for construction of the new Long Pond Detention Centre.The remaining $64 million will be used to purchase Coaster buses, 15-seater buses, pickups and motorcycles.The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, is being funded by the Government.last_img read more