Transfers Icardi’s head turned by Real Madrid interest, says Argentina boss Joe Wright 02:17 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Internazionale Argentina Serie A Primera División Jorge Sampaoli believes the Inter striker is tempted by the prospect of joining the reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid are interested in signing Inter captain Mauro Icardi and the feeling is mutual, according to Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli.The striker has been linked with the La Liga champions for much of this season despite signing a new five-year contract with Inter back in October 2016.Icardi fuelled speculation he could move to the Santiago Bernabeu when he followed a number of Madrid players on Instagram, including Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he posted a picture on Monday with the caption “to be able to say goodbye is to grow”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His boss at international level claims he has spoken to the 24-year-old and knows his head has been turned by Madrid’s interest.”It’s a nice problem to have so many players in good form,” he told reporters at Buenos Aires airport when asked about his attacking options for this year’s World Cup finals.”I spoke with Icardi and told him what I’ve told all of them: not to relax, that, if he’s doing well, he’ll be called up.”I know that Real Madrid are following him closely. He is also a little tempted by Real Madrid.”Icardi has scored 18 goals in 22 Serie A appearances this season, which is more than Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have managed combined in La Liga.
8. David Harris, Member for Wyong 1. Nathan Hindmarsh 11. Steve Kamper, Member for Rockdale 13. Nick Weeks (NRL) The boys and girls from the bush prove to be â€˜Untouchablesâ€™ again in the annual city v country NSW Friends of Rugby League touch football grudge match at Allianz Stadium, Sydney â€“ featuring NSW politicians and some people we knowâ€¦ By @JulianTFAIn the scheme of city v country footy battles of the border and bloodlines it was up there. In terms of guile, grit and fun and finesse it wasnâ€™t lacking.As a contest, it again went to type and down to the wire.With the tightest of margins at the final whistle, the game and performances of all again failed to disappoint.For all participants from a city or country origin in the willing and hotly contested â€˜Untouchables Cupâ€™, touch football was again the winner and so too the boys and girls from the bush; edging-out their city cousins 4-3 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney through the week.The annual â€˜Friends of Rugby Leagueâ€™ grudge match is a key feature on the NSW Parliamentary and NRL calendar showcasing the silky skills of NSW politicians and staffers, NRL and Touch Football officials, ex-NRL stars and support cast on the Allianz big stage and screen.Perhaps the eligibility rules and the pace of play were a little relaxed for this match.This, nor the greasy conditions, though didnâ€™t diminish whatsoever the competitive drive of the combatants and arguably (though unofficial) man-of-the-match, Todd Greenberg (CEO, NRL) and Colm Maguire (CEO, TFA), leading the way, along with GM, NSW Touch, Dean Russell for the country connection. Each of these turning back the defence and the clock in the 40 allotted minutes.The â€˜JT likeâ€™ cross field and delayed inside ball off the shoulder from NRL chief and TFA Board Member, â€˜TGâ€™ (Greenberg) to David Harris, MP and Member for Wyong, to sit the city folks back on their heels and on the scoreboard, was something to behold and demanded to be told. And for the unofficial â€˜Member for Robertsonâ€™, Nathan Hindmarsh as well, an unfulfilled dream. At last. A trophy. And some overdue â€˜premiershipâ€™ credentials and commentary up his flannelette sleeve the next time his City adversary and ex-NSW origin teammate, Anthony Minichiello, comes-a-calling (pictured with Hindmarsh and referee Victor Batiste).Bearing witness to that and other passages of play and helping steer the country truck to victory, Maguire said it was amazing to be part of the day and to see the not only the enjoyment but the surprise packages of both sides on display. â€œWe have been strong partners and supporters along with the NRL of the Friends of Rugby League (FoRL) concept for some years both at the Federal and State level,â€ Maguire said.â€œAnd this yearâ€™s NSW parliamentary match was one of the best I have to say, with a great balance across teams and incredible venue with Touch Football for a nice change, centre-stage at Allianz,â€ Maguire said.â€œWhile it is always good to get the win, it was hard to pick any real standouts. But from my side of the stripe at least, I was amazed at the abilities of all politicians; this certainly is also the case in the Federal arena in Canberra with the Touch Football skills of our federal and state â€˜polliesâ€™ just outstanding.â€œIt was great also to see Todd finally unveil those Touch skills we all knew he had and Andrew Abdo (head of NRL Commercial), scorching the touchline for a couple of tries. This no doubt will enter NRL folklore and future conversations he has with colleagues next to the water cooler and at the stadium cafÃ© in months to come,â€ he added with a chuckle. 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Jason King 2. Bruce Walker 7. Alister Henskens, Member for Ku-ring-gai 3. Greg Warren, Co-Chair of FORL and Member for Campbelltown 4. Geoff Lee, Co-Chair of FORL and Member for Parramatta Related LinksCountry Politicians Add to Their Cabinet 10. Hugh McDermott, Member for Prospect 9. David Mehan, Member for The Entrance 5. Kevin Andersen, Member for Tamworth 6. John Robertson, Member for Blacktown 5. John Sidoti, Member for Drummoyne 7. Ryan Park, Member for Keira 8. Jihad Dib, Member for Lakemba 14. Andrew Abdo (NRL) 9. Chris Minns, Member for Kogarah 10. Blake Solly 12. James Boland-Rudder (NRL) 16. Frank Puletua (NRL) 4. John Ajaka, Minister for Multiculturalism, Ageing, Disabilities, Youth and Volunteering 12. Colm Maguire (TFA CEO) Country 14. Todd Greenberg (NRL CEO) 15. Gary Sonda (NSW Touch Football player) 13. Dean Russell (NSW Touch GM) Greenberg will fondly recall one other of his try-assists and less so another perhaps. The first one to get the country try tally moving with a great outside ball to his support. And the other, to get the city scoreboard ticking: one beautiful cut-out pass straight in the hands of NRL colleague and grateful intercept recipient and ex-Panthers great, Franky Puletua.One can only assume he recalls a shoulder â€˜exchangeâ€™ through the match with none other than Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee which might also get the attention of the NRL Match Review Committee;Though observers recalled there probably wasnâ€™t a case to answer such was the laughter that accompanied the â€˜shotâ€™ and reaction.Memory of these matches do become a bit conveniently hazy over time. How quickly does a five metre dash becomes a 60-metre miracle in post-match chit-chat? Not to mention the memories, selective or otherwise, of those broadcasting the bragging rights and tall stories already permeating through the respective corridorsâ€™ of NSW parliament and the NRL.For the successful NSW Country parliamentarians it will sure make for a very interesting discussion at the next NSW â€˜cabinetâ€™ meeting; with their trophy proudly on display and there for all to seeâ€¦and so many stories from the match to tell.The Line-ups: 15. Peter Brown (NRL) City 6. Paul Green, Member of the Legislative Council 3. Troy Grant, Deputy Premier and Member for Dubbo 11. Lizzy Hewitt (NSW Touch Football player)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus to sell pair to make room for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus’ move for Arsenal’s Bosman prospect Aaron Ramsey is expected to see a shake up of their midfield.Juve sports chief Fabio Paratici has confirmed their interest in the Welshman this week.And Sky Italia says Ramsey’s signing would see Paratici allow two midfielders to move on.It’s suggested Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic would be permitted to find new clubs by Juve so to make room for Ramsey.The arrival of Ramsey isn’t planned by Juve until June, though Paratici has admitted they face stiff competition for his signature.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus coach Allegri reaffirms disinterest in Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri has reaffirmed his disinterest in Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.There remains talk in both Italy and England of a done deal for the Welshman, who is due to join Juve in a Bosman deal in June.However, amid reports of Juve exploring the prospect of signing Ramsey this month, Allegri said in Saudi Arabia: “He is an Arsenal player and I cannot talk about him, also because the Juventus squad is okay.”I do not speak on the market.”Juve meet AC Milan in Jeddah tonight for Italy’s Supercoppa.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Krylia Sovetov striker Aleksandr Sobolev: Arsenal more likely than Man Utdby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKrylia Sovetov striker Aleksandr Sobolev is aware of transfer speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United and Arsenal.The 22-year-old is the top goalscorer in the Russian league with 12 strikes to his name and is being touted with a January transfer to the Premier League.“I was told after the Sochi game that Arsenal scouts came to see me,” he told Sport Express.“In my opinion this is true. I am not 100 per cent sure, but this is what I was told.“Manchester United’s interest? I can’t even imagine how this could be.”
Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to make it 18 wins from their opening 20 Ligue 1 matches when they play host to Rennes at Parc des Princes on Sunday.Thomas Tuchel’s side are cruising towards the league title, with a 10-point advantage over second-placed Lille, but with Manchester United looming in the Champions League will be hopeful of turning in a polished performance in front of their home support.Rennes, meanwhile, have been one of France’s form teams over the course of the last two months, reinvigorated by the efforts of Julien Stephan, who has impressed since taking over at the beginning of December. 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US TV channel Online stream N/A fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position PSG players Goalkeepers Areola, Cibois, Buffon Defenders Silva, Kimpembe, Kehrer, Meunier, Alves, Bernat, Kurzawa, Marquinhos, N’Soki Midfielders Nkunku, Draxler Forwards Mbappe, Cavani, Di Maria, Choupo-Moting, Diaby, Jese Neymar will be missing after sustaining a foot injury in the 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg. Estimates vary wildly as to how long he could be out for, with anything from eight days to six months estimated.Marco Verratti is still sidelined while Presnel Kimpembe and Layvin Kurzawa are also doubts, though the former is expected to make it.Rotation will take place in the side, with Kylian Mbappe set to start after he was left out to rest in midweek.Adrien Rabiot is back training with the first team again but will continue to be frozen out of action due to his contract uncertainty. Dani Alves, therefore, could continue in the centre of the park.Possible PSG starting XI: Buffon; Meunier, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Bernat; Diaby, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe, Cavani Position Rennes players Goalkeepers Koubek, Gertmonas Defenders Gelin, Da Silva, Mexer, Nyamsi, Doumbia, Diallo, Traore, Zeffane Midfielders Bourigeaud, Grenier, Lea Siliki, Poha, Janvier, Ben Arfa, Hunou, Gboho Forwards Sarr, Del Castillo, Niang, Siebatcheu Star man Ismaila Sarr missed the midweek Coupe de France win over Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaine due to tooth trouble but should be back in the fold for this encounter.Similarly, Hatem Ben Arfa can expect to feature against his former club and will feel he has a point to prove in this match.Abdoulaye Diallo, Rennes’ first-choice keeper, is set to miss out along with left-backs Ramy Bensebaini and Ludovic Baal. Midfielder James Lea-Siliki filled in there last week but a debut could be handed to Souleyman Doumbia.Jakob Johansson is missing.Romain Danze and Rafik Guitane remain long-term absentees.Possible Rennes starting XI: Koubek; Traore, Mexer, Da Silva, Doumbia ; Sarr, Grenier, Andre, Bourigeaud ; Ben Arfa, NiangBetting & Match Odds Paris Saint-Germain are massive 1/5 favourites to win this game, with Rennes priced at 12/1 by bet365. A draw is offered at 6/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Paris Saint-Germain are looking far ahead of Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture with Rennes. A victory would give them a 13-point advantage at the summit of the division, which will be enough to secure them another league title, but it is Manchester United in the Champions League they are really focusing on.With that in mind, the midweek injury that Neymar sustained against Strasbourg has the potential to be a catastrophe, with the Brazilian’s absence from their last-16 defeat against Real Madrid last year notable.The forward won few fans against Racing, who felt that he was unnecessarily showboating with the score 1-0 on Wednesday.“We’re not here to joke around,” Strasbourg midfielder Anthony Goncalves said after the match. “So he shouldn’t come blubbering about it afterwards.”Further tests will be required to assess just how serious the injury is, but there is a fear that it could end his campaign, just as a similar problem around this time last year did.Meanwhile, PSG will attempt to maintain their perfect home record in Ligue 1, with 10 wins from 10 matches thus far, 37 goals scored and only three conceded. If Rennes needed any warning of how potentially devastating the capital side are, they need only have looked at last weekend’s spectacular 9-0 destruction of Guingamp.Julien Stephan’s side, however, are different beasts to their Breton neighbours. They have lost only one of their 11 matches which the rookie coach has overseen, though ominously that was a fixture against Guingamp.With Hatem Ben Arfa, a player frozen out for 18 months in the capital, in tow, they will be quietly optimistic at causing an upset, having won 2-0 in Paris last May.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Urban Meyer took to the podium at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago this afternoon and, unsurprisingly, most of the questions for the Ohio State head coach were about Zach Smith, the wide receivers coach the Buckeyes fired following the surfacing of some domestic violence allegations.Ohio State and Meyer announced on Monday night that Smith, who had served on the staff since 2012 (and also coached with Meyer at Florida), had been let go.Today, Meyer expanded a bit on the decision to fire his wide receivers coach.From the Columbus Dispatch:“Very tough call,” Meyer said before starting his round of interviews at the annual Big Ten media days. “Any time you make a change – the most important people in our program are our players, and I think it’s very clear, our expectations. And so I had to make a change.”Meyer, though, refused to answer a specific question.Did you only fire Smith now because the allegations were made public?Did Meyer make the firing now simply because the 2009 incident became public? pic.twitter.com/V0dZMmWKKm— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) July 24, 2018It’s not surprising that Urban wouldn’t want to publicly admit or address the idea that Smith was only fired because of reports that were made public, however, that doesn’t mean that there are not going to be more questions.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as everyone knows, played at Michigan before being drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. To say he still reps the Wolverines would be an understatement.Last week, Michigan took down in-state rival Michigan State, taking control of the Big Ten East in the process. It was a big win for the team – especially considering how Jim Harbaugh has struggled against his program’s rivals thus far.It looks like Brady had some faith that Harbaugh would get it done. He appears to have made a bet with Brian Hoyer, who attended Michigan State, before the game.Hoyer, after losing the bet, had to wear Michigan gear in the locker room. Brady snapped a photo and posted it to his Instagram story. Check it out:Michigan beat Michigan State last week, and Brady made Brian Hoyer pay up pic.twitter.com/Dk5rh4utZ1— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 27, 2018The obvious question here – has Brady ever had to wear Michigan State gear? The Spartans won last year…Either way, Michigan is undefeated in-conference and only has one loss – to Notre Dame. Michigan State, meanwhile, bounced back with a nice win over Purdue on Saturday.Props to Hoyer for following through on the bet.
The SpunIt is the second-to-last week of the college football season, which means a less-than-excellent set of games. The main culprit for College Football Week 12 is the SEC, from which most members have tune-ups for next week’s rivalry clashes.That means we have a bunch of SEC vs. FCS and Group of Five games, and not a ton of apparent upset risks, although as we know, college football will surprise us more often than not.Even beyond the league where it “means more,” there aren’t a ton of flashy games.The headliner is probably the Top 12 game between College Football Playoff aspirant Notre Dame, the No. 3 team in the country once again this week, and newly-minted No. 12 Syracuse.The Fighting Irish and Orange face off in Notre Dame’s “Shamrock Series” for the season at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Notre Dame is a solid favorite, but analysts have been pointing to this game as a final challenge for ND for weeks.After that, this week’s College GameDay game between No. 11 UCF and No. 24 Cincinnati, and No. 15 Texas vs. No. 16 Iowa State in the Big 12 are the only other two games between ranked teams.After 11 weeks, here are the staff pick standings:1.Matt Hladik319-922.Chris Rosvoglou315-963.Matt Lombardi313-984.Andrew McCarty312-995.Dan Lyons311-1006.Tzvi Machlin298-1137.Steve Driscoll296-1158.Andrew Holleran295-116Matt Hladik remains in first place, and extended his lead last week. There are eight games separating the top five, but only two full weeks left for picks.Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 12 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCartyRosvoglouMachlin25 Boise State at New MexicoThe Citadel at 1 Alabama10 Ohio State at MarylandIdaho at 15 Florida14 Penn State at RutgersMiddle Tennessee at 17 KentuckyArkansas at 21 Mississippi State22 Northwestern at MinnesotaMichigan State at NebraskaTCU at BaylorPitt at Wake ForestNC State at Louisville19 Utah at Colorado23 Utah State at Colorado State12 Syracuse at 3 Notre Dame (in Bronx, NY)Western Carolina at North Carolina9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State20 Boston College at Florida StateWisconsin at PurdueVirginia at Georgia TechMiami at Virginia TechTexas Tech at Kansas StateIowa at IllinoisMissouri at TennesseeUSC at UCLAIndiana at 4 MichiganUMass at 5 GeorgiaLiberty at AuburnOregon State at 18 WashingtonDuke at 2 ClemsonUAB at Texas A&MKansas at 6 OklahomaRice at 7 LSUOle Miss at VanderbiltStanford at CalChattanooga at South Carolina24 Cincinnati at 11 UCF16 Iowa State at 15 TexasArizona at 8 Washington StateArizona State at OregonSeason Record313-98295-116311-100319-92296-115312-99315-96298-113
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Miami’s football program got off to a really fast start in the 2019 recruiting class, as the Hurricanes racked up a ton of big commitments early in the cycle.Lately, though, The U’s class is falling apart.As SB Nation pointed out on Sunday night, Miami’s 2019 class has more decommits than it does commits.Ahead of this week’s Early Signing Period, when most teams sign most of their eventual new freshmen, the Miami Hurricanes have 14 verbal commitments. Their class is No. 34 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite, which gives it 197 rating points.On another hand, Miami has 15 decommits who were at one point or another pledged to play for the Canes but have since, for any number of reasons, backed away. Those players, together, would make for a class with 203 rating points. They’d be the No. 32 class, as of Sunday night, a couple of notches ahead of Miami’s actual class.The decommits include several top recruits, like five-star cornerback Akeem Dent and four-star linebacker Anthony Solomon, who flipped to Michigan last night.Hearing Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas 2019 4-star LB Anthony Solomon’s official visit to Michigan is going extremely well. Lots of time spent with players and coaches, including dinner with Don Brown.More coming on @wolverineswire.— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) December 16, 2018Miami had one of the best classes in the country last year, as the Hurricanes’ 2018 crop ranked No. 8 in the country and No. 2 in the conference.This year’s class, though, is ranked No. 34 (No. 5 in the ACC). The Hurricanes’ recruiting has taken a hit with the loss of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to Temple. There could also just be less hype around Mark Richt’s program right now following a disappointing season.Can Miami turn things around before the cycle ends? Stay tuned.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Penn State football team is almost ready to return to the field for spring practices, but it looks like the team will not be at full strength. Head coach James Franklin has indicated that the team will be a little short-handed when the Nittany Lions start practice today.According to PennLive, Franklin announced on Wednesday that two Penn State players, offensive lineman Juice Scruggs and receiver Mac Hippenhamer, will miss Spring practice. Scruggs is out indefinitely, while Hippenhammer should return in the Summer.Franklin revealed that Scruggs was injured in a car accident, but would not get into specifics. He did not have a timetable for Scruggs’ return.Scruggs was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2018. He was the No. 233 prospect in the country, the No. 4 offensive center in the country, and the No. 8 prospect from the state of Pennsylvania, per 247Sports.“Without getting into specifics, and I’d ask you please to respect the privacy of the family, Juice Scruggs got into a car accident and will be out for spring ball.”As for Hippenhammer, he is a dual-sport athlete who also plays for the Nittany Lions baseball team. Franklin explained that he respects Hippenhammer’s desire to play both sports and expects him back later this year.“[Playing baseball] was always part of the conversation. He split time last year, which we all know is hard to do. Had a lot of discussions and he’s going to concentrate on baseball full-time this spring. That’s what he’s doing, playing baseball. He’s Bo Jackson for us.”Hippenhammer was a three-star football prospect, but has been a starter for the baseball team.The Nittany Lions begin practice today, which will run through April 13, when the team has its Blue-White Spring Game.[PennLive]
Jalen Hurts is the most important player in CFB in ‘19IF Hurts ends up being the man in Norman & tears up the Big 12; it sets forth a chain of events that could shake up not only CFB but NFLCould possibly be 3 straight Heisman’s for Lincoln & believe the Cowboys come calling— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) July 31, 2019If Hurts were to win the Heisman, it would be three in a row for the Sooners. Baker Mayfield won it two years ago, while Kyler Murray won it last year. Both players went No. 1 overall in their respective NFL drafts.The other four quarterbacks on Burns’ list? LSU’s Joe Burrow, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Oregon’s Justin Herbert.Oklahoma fans – how do you feel about this? TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field between quarters against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners are the favorite in the Big 12 yet again this season, and much of that is because they were able to land quarterback Jalen Hurts as a transfer from Alabama. But one ESPN analyst thinks that if Hurts is too successful, it could backfire on the program.Peter Burns of ESPN/SEC Network released his “five most important quarterbacks” in the country for 2019, and Hurts is at the top of the list.Burns thinks that if Hurts “tears up” the Big 12 and possibly wins the Heisman Trophy, head coach Lincoln Riley is going to be courted by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.It’s a bit of a leap, but it does make some sense. That said, Jones might come calling for Riley even if Hurts doesn’t set the world on fire this year.
Michael Schumacher’s family says F1 great is receiving best care ahead of 50th birthdayMichael Schumacher’s 50th birthday: Michael Schumacher app will be released on Thursday to enable fans to review all his career successes, his family has said. A virtual museum has also been created in order to celebrate his victories. advertisement Next Reuters LondonJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 17:17 IST Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday: The F1 great’s family said an official Michael Schumacher app will be released on Thursday to enable fans to review all his career successes (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFI great Michael Schumacher will turn 50 on January 3, 2019Schumacher has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in 2013Michael Schumacher app and a virtual museum will be open to the public from ThursdayThe family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday.Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago. The German is being cared for at home in Switzerland.”You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” the family said in a statement that made a rare comment about his condition.”Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy,” it added.Schumacher app to be released on ThursdayThe family said an official Michael Schumacher app will be released on Thursday to enable fans to review all his career successes. The Keep Fighting Foundation has also created a virtual museum.”The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments,” the family said.”Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we… we want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”The family said an official Michael Schumacher app will be released on Thursday to enable fans to review all his career successes.The Keep Fighting Foundation has also created a virtual museum.advertisement”The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments,” the family said.”Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we… we want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”Schumacher won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before five in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.He remains the sport’s most successful driver, with a record 91 Grand Prix wins.Britain’s Lewis Hamilton, now a five-times world champion with 73 wins, has already claimed several of the German’s records and could ultimately match his title tally if he continues his current rate of success.Also Read | Ferrari plans special exhibition as stricken Michael Schumacher nears 50Also Read | Chasing Michael Schumacher’s record never been my goal: Lewis HamiltonAlso 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 Michael SchumacherFollow Michael Schumacher accidentFollow Formula 1 newsFollow Michael Schumacher app
MS Dhoni gets a new haircut before India’s series vs AustraliaMahendra Singh Dhoni has revealed a new look that he will be sporting for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia starting 24 Februaryadvertisement India Today Web Desk MumbaiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 20:14 IST MS Dhoni will be walking out for India with a new hairstyle vs Australia (@sapnabhavnani Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni visited his hairstylist ahead of India’s limited over series vs AustraliaDhoni’s new look will be seen on the field during the India-Australia T20I seriesIndia will play three T20Is, followed by a five-match ODI series vs AustraliaMahendra Singh Dhoni, known for his style statements, will be sporting a new look for the upcoming India vs Australia limited over serires.MS Dhoni, who was last seen in action in New Zealand during the Twenty20 Internationals, will be walking out for India with a new hairstyle against Australia in the three-match T20I series starting 24 February.Dhoni has been a style icon in India with his hairstyles and looks being copied by fans all over the country. From his debut with long flowing mane to short hair with a prominent ‘V-hawk’ at the back, to the buzz cut after he led India to the 2011 World Cup at home – all of Dhoni’s hairstyles have become iconic.This time, with the 2019 ICC World Cup being just around the corner, Dhoni decided to pay his hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani, another visit.Dhoni now has a clean cut with short sides and a small tuft of hair all spicked up at the front.Here take a look -Hi handsome.#dhoni #madowothair #sapnabhavnani pic.twitter.com/EfvyOrbaFBSapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) February 15, 2019Dhoni has, in the recently-released ICC rankings, moved up three places to 17th position after his consistent run on the tours of Australia and New Zealand.advertisementLast year, he went through his leanest patch managing only 275 runs from 20 ODIs without scoring a fifty.Dhoni scored 51, 55 not out and 87 not out as India won their first ever bilateral series in Australia. Following his sensational run of form in Australia, Dhoni got to bat only twice in the five-match series in New Zealand – in the second ODI in Mount Maunganui, Dhoni scored an aggressive 48 not out.Also Read | MS Dhoni in ICC’s version of John Lennon’s classic ImagineAlso Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feetFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Dhoni hairstyleFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Sapna Moti Bhavnani
India Today Web Desk May 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 14:42 IST Manipur class 12th Result 2019 will be released soon at the official website– manresults.nic.in.The Manipur HSLC Result 2019 is going to release today, on May 8. The Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) will release the class 10th result 2019 on its official website – manresults.nic.in. While on the other hand you will also able to check your result directly through the link available here. Furthermore, Manipur HSLC result 2019 will announce by the fourth week of May. To check your result, you will ask to enter the login credentials as well. So, to get all the information in detail check out the entire content provided below.COHSEM Manipur HSLC Class 12 Results: How to check?Step 1: Go to the official website, manresults.nic.inStep 2: Click on the results link.Step 3: Enter your exam roll numbers.Step 4: Submit and check your results.Read: Manipur govt to set up committee to ascertain ‘reduction in marks’ charges by class 10th studentCOHSEM Manipur Result 2019 – Supplementary examinationThe Manipur Board also held supplementary exams for those students who fail to achieve good marks. This exam gives the candidates a second chance to improve their scores in single or multiple subjects. Students can apply for appearing in the supplementary exam of Manipur board by filling in the application form that will be made available on its official website.About Manipur Education BoardsThe BSEM, ‘Board of Secondary Education, Manipur’ was established in the year 1972, as an act passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly to form a board of education. The board has given affiliation to 786 schools and HS schools. These schools include both government and private schools. The board decides all about the curriculum of these schools that are affiliated with the BSEM board. The board also conducts the sports and recreational activities all over the state.advertisementRead: Manipur Board High School Leaving Certificate Examination Class 10 Results 2018 declared! Check nowGet 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 byKajari Goswami Tags :Follow Manipur hsc 2019 Manipur Class 12th Result 2019: Result to be out soon, see how to check Manipur class 12th Result 2019 will be released soon at the official website– manresults.nic.in.advertisement
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Next RSV Tirupati Recruitment 2019: Apply for 42 Professor, Deputy Librarian posts @ rsvidyapeetha.ac.inEligible candidates can apply for the post through the official website rsvidyapeetha.ac.in on or before August 9, 2019.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 14:00 IST RSV Tirupati Recruitment 2019: Apply for 42 Professor, Deputy Librarian posts @ rsvidyapeetha.ac.inRashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati (RSV Tirupati) has invited applications for the Professor, Deputy Librarian and other posts. All the eligible candidates can apply for the post through the official website rsvidyapeetha.ac.in on or before August 9, 2019.RSV Tirupati Recruitment 2019: Important datesLast date to apply: August 9, 2019RSV Tirupati Recruitment 2019: Vacancy detailsProfessor: 2 postsAssociate Professor: 6 postsAssistant Professor: 32 postsDeputy Librarian: 1 postAssistant Director of Physical Education: 1 postEligibility criteriaProfessor: PhD and 10 yrs experienceAssociate Professor: PhD and 8 yrs experienceAssistant Professor: Master degree concerned/relevant subject with NET/SET/SLETDeputy Librarian: Master Degree in library science/information science/documentation science with min 55% marks and 8 years experienceAssistant Director of Physical Education: Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports or Physical Education or Sports Science with 55% marks and NET/ SLET/ SET qualifiedHow to apply for RSV Tirupati RecruitmentEligible candidates can apply for the post through the official website rsvidyapeetha.ac.in on or before August 9, 2019.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 byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow RSV recruitmentFollow RSV Tirupati Recruitment
Next Jammu and Kashmir ‘Sangam Youth Festival’concludes in DodaThe five-day youth fest organized by the Jammu University concluded yesterday in Doda. advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 13:08 IST The five day youth fest organized by the Jammu University concluded yesterday in Doda.The five-day youth festival organised by Jammu University’s Bhaderwah campus in collaboration with the Rashtriya Rifles concluded yesterday, October 15, 2019, officials said. ‘Sangam 2019-20’ held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district with an aim to “promote peace and prosperity in the Chenab Valley region,” witnessed the participation of over 1,000 students and teachers from around 32 colleges, the officials said.This year’s theme: Let’s Build Our NationThis year’s theme of the festival, which provides a platform for local youth to showcase their skills in different areas, was ‘Let’s Build Our Nation’, they said. The mega event was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on October 11, the officials said.We are indebted to 4-Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu University’s Bhaderwah campus for taking this initiative of bringing together the young minds of the state,” they said.”Such endeavours inculcate discipline, self-confidence, dedication, responsibility and most importantly, patriotism among the youth which leads to building a strong nation,” Dean of Research Studies, Jammu University, Rajni Dhingra said.Highlights of the closing ceremonyThe highlights of the closing ceremony were dance performances by students, the officials said. They said the overall runners-up trophy was bagged by Government Degree College Doda, while Jammu University won the coveted Sangam trophy. A special prize was presented to Shalini Kotwal for her outstanding performance at a national level Kho-Kho event, the officials said.The rector of Bhaderwah campus, Anil Kumar Raina, commended the Army during his address saying it is not only contributing to the infrastructure development of the region but is also organising sports and educational and allied activities for the local youth.advertisementRead: J&K govt forms advisory panel to frame policies for candidate selection for professional coursesRead: JNU likely to open school for traditional dance and music 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 byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Jammu & KashmirFollow jammu universityFollow Youth Festival
By all accounts, Roman Emperor Caligula lived large, often at the expense of his own people. Evidence of his over-the-top exploits — including the wreckage of large, wooden pleasure boats — has been found on both land and sea. Now, researchers believe they may have uncovered the remains of his largest ship at the bottom of Italy’s Lake Nemi (pictured above). If they’re right, the 400-foot, 2,000-year-old vessel will be the world’s oldest luxury cruise ship ever discovered.Even ancient Egyptians were known to enjoy pleasure cruising. By the time the Romans adopted it, the idea was not a new one. But Caligula’s well-known taste for excess — from the ruthless, tyrannical way in which he ruled his people to declaring himself a “living god” to the earthly pleasures he enjoyed in his free time — likely meant his ships were nothing short of a bacchanal. Historians don’t have a complete picture of what life aboard his “luxury cruise liners” looked like. But, evidence suggests they were lavishly appointed with silk sails, marble flooring, solid gold accents, and working heating and plumbing fixtures. Given that Caligula himself oversaw the ships’ design and construction, it’s safe to assume there was also plenty of drinking, eating, and lots and lots of sex (some things never change).Nemi Ship Hull 1930For decades, rumors have circled in the town of Nemi among divers and fishermen about the existence of the yet unnamed ship. Until recently, they were dismissed as nothing more than local lore. But, recent reports of fishing nets repeatedly snagging on large, unknown objects in the water have given new life to the potential of the ship’s existence. Now, the mayor of Nemi, Alberto Bertucci, is investing considerable resources — including sonar technology to scan the lake’s muddy bottom — to (dis)prove the ship’s existence once and for all. Lake Nemi bore fruit in the early 1900’s when Mussolini uncovered two of Caligula’s smaller pleasure ships, among a trove of other artifacts. Unfortunately, the museum in which they were housed burned down (or was shelled) during World War II and little remains of them. Historian and ancient Roman scholar, Anthony Barrett, is skeptical about the existence of the third ship. He questions whether the announcement is merely a cheap PR ploy to bolster local tourism.The good news? The ship’s wood construction means that, if it does exist, it should be very well-preserved. Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine