About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Giggs: Big players turning up for Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes the players are showing what they can do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United were in a tough situation when Solskjaer took over for the rest of the season.He has seen them through the past two games with two wins, 5-1 and 3-1 against Cardiff and Huddersfield respectively.And Giggs believes the club’s best players are helping them win games.The Wales boss told MUTV after witnessing a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield: “It was Ole’s first home game, and the positivity that came from Cardiff game, the performance and result and I think everyone was looking forward to the game.”The big players are turning up, Pogba with the goals, David with a great save and Marcus getting better and better each game.”There’s a real positivity around the place and we need that to carry on now going into the Bournemouth game [on Sunday].”
Clyne chose Bournemouth over Cardiff because of ‘great manager’ Howeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNathaniel Clyne decided to join Bournemouth in order to learn from Eddie Howe.The Liverpool fullback choose to sign with the Cherries over Cardiff City last week, which left Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock extremely frustrated.”Bournemouth have a great manager and that’s what urged me to come here,” Clyne said after Bournemouth’s FA Cup defeat to Brighton at the weekend. “I’ve looked at how Bournemouth play and it’s similar to my style.”On missing football this season, Clyne added: “I’ve gone a whole season and a half without really playing consistent football, which is unusual for me,” the 27-year-old added. “Knowing you’re fit and can go out there and play but constantly not getting selected is a bit disappointing.”I’d rather go out and find another club which would give me the opportunities to play games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Leicester loanee Barnes staying put despite Diabate exitby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City attacker Fousseni Diabate is heading out on loan.The 23-year-old is set to play for Sivasspor in the Turkish Super Lig for the rest of the season.He has only managed three first team games this season.And given the striker’s departure, it means that academy graduate Harvey Barnes may be recalled from West Brom.Leicester are a little short in attacking positions for the remainder of the campaign.But a decision still has not been made, with Leicestershire Live suggesting that it is still more likely that he will stay at Albion until the end of the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fletcher: Leicester top four candidateby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is backing Leicester City to “achieve something fantastic”.The Foxes, who were surprise champions under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16, are third with Brendan Rodgers in charge.”Leicester have a spine of the team that is experienced – in Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel in goal. They have proven winners and young and exciting talent around them,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”They could achieve something fantastic like breaking into the top four quite easily.”The Scot added: “Leicester play on the counter-attack because of Jamie Vardy so he needs to buy into it and he has done that.”Vardy’s pace is invaluable, it stretches the opposition and it allows space for James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans and they have the quality for Vardy to finish it.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool Champions League winner Kewell: Klopp needs new strikerby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Harry Kewell says they’re a striker short.Rather than look to strengthen their attacking options in the summer, Liverpool opted to hand Divock Origi a new deal, shortly after he scored the goal to seal victory in the Champions League final last season.”I think they need another striker. I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three,” Kewell told Sky Sports following Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Genk in the Champions League.”I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three. “Mane is on fire at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment. Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough].”Are there players out there? Of course there is. I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player.”
Deion Sanders was back at Florida State yesterday to interview Jalen Ramsey and speak to the team. After “Prime Time” toured the FSU facilities and mingled with the members of the program, he clearly came away impressed. This morning, Sanders tweeted that the facilities were “unbelievable” and that recruits should sign there to experience the best. What i seen today @fsu @FSU_Football facilities were UNBELIEVABLE. Why wouldn’t a kid want to sign & experience the best. I’m Proud. #Truth— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) March 31, 2016An endorsement like this can’t hurt Florida State’s already stellar recruiting.
Times are tough for Nebraska’s football program. The Huskers are off to an 0-3 start and were outclassed in every way imaginable against Michigan in Ann Arbor this afternoon.Scott Frost had said before this weekend’s game against the Wolverines that things could get worse before they get better.Nebraska’s first-year head coach knew how good this Michigan team is, and with a true-freshman at quarterback and a shaky offensive line in front of him, it was poised to get ugly. And it did.Frost is confident moving forward, though.He says he honestly believes that this will be the bottom for his program moving forward.“I honestly believe this is going to be the bottom right here,” he told reporters.Nebraska’s Scott Frost says, “I honestly believe this is going to be the bottom right here,” after a 56-10 loss at Michigan.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) September 22, 2018Will that be the case?We’ll find out. Nebraska is set to host Purdue at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln moving forward.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 21: LJ Scott #3 of the Michigan State Spartans plows forward for a first down in the fourth quarter as Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Gareon Conley #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes make the tackle at Ohio Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan State defeated Ohio State 17-14. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season will begin tomorrow. Come Saturday, there are a number of huge games on the slate.We’ve got a Big Ten East showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State. We also have Clemson and Boston College battling it out in the ACC. And you can’t forget about the SEC crossover matchup between Auburn and Georgia.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 11.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama secured its spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game this evening, as the Crimson Tide rallied from a two-score deficit thanks, in part, to backup quarterback Jalen Hurts.Georgia played extremely well and the Bulldogs were impressive enough to warrant College Football Playoff contention in a loss.“Man will the committee be put to the test now. Their charge is to get the four best teams. Hard to argue Georgia isn’t one of them. Interested to hear you guys thoughts?” ESPN’s David Pollack tweeted.Man will the committee be put to the test now. Their charge is to get the four best teams. Hard to argue Georgia isn’t one of them. Interested to hear you guys thoughts?— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 2, 2018Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, was asked about Georgia and the College Football Playoff following the Crimson Tide’s win.Saban was honest.“They are one of the four best teams in the country. I don’t want to play them again. That is the ultimate compliment I can give them,” he said.Nick Saban on Georgia: “They are one of the four best teams in the country. I don’t want to play them again. That is the ultimate compliment I can give them.”— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) December 2, 2018Will the College Football Playoff selection committee agree?We’ll find out tomorrow. The College Football Playoff field will be unveiled on ESPN on Sunday afternoon.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)With Kyler Murray having announced his commitment to playing quarterback in the NFL, plenty of teams will surely be moving him up their draft board. But at least one team that could really use a quarterback appears poised to take a hard pass on the Heisman trophy winner.According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants appear to be an unlikely landing spot for Kyler Murray. Vacchiano explained that the Giants are not impressed with Murray’s size, listed at 5-foot-10.Quoting a source from within the Giants, Vacchiano said that the team views Murray as “probably a little too small for them.” Vacchiano stated that the Giants will likely prefer to go with a quarterback who has the more “prototypical” size for an NFL quarterback.Only one quarterback under 6 feet tall has even started for the Giants since the 1960s.Meanwhile, the other three top quarterbacks in the draft – Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones – all have that size that traditional teams crave.The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and are considered one of the few teams with a top pick that needs a quarterback.Several mock drafts are already predicting that the Giants will draft Haskins, with the Jacksonville Jaguars pulling the trigger on Murray with the seventh overall pick.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The No. 1 high school football player in the country just announced his commitment.Bryan Bresee, a five-star defensive end recruit, revealed a top six of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State earlier in his recruitment.The Damascus High School star is the top player in the country, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings – which takes into account 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals’ recruiting classes.On Tuesday afternoon, Bresee revealed where he plans to play his collegiate football. Clemson entered the day as the heavy favorite to land the top player in the class and the Tigers won out in the end.Bresee is headed to play for Dabo Swinney.Clemson landed a commitment from defensive tackle Bryan Bresee, the No. 4 ranked prospect overall. Tigers have 11 ESPN Jr. 300 commitments, tied for 2nd most w Alabama, one behind LSU.Bresee gives Clemson three defensive linemen ranked in the top-six in the last three classes. pic.twitter.com/wSDEqZG7ca— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) April 23, 2019Ohio State was the heavy favorite heading into Bresee’s junior season, but the Tigers made a significant charge over the past few months.Dabo Swinney and company entered the day with the No. 3 overall class in the 2020 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports. With the addition of Bresee, the Tigers could jump LSU for the No. 2 spot in the rankings.Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide hold down the No. 1 spot.Bresee revealed he plans to take a few official visits in the fall. Stay tuned for the latest recruiting news.
Vinod Rai wants quick inquiry into Hardik, Rahul controversy, Diana Edulji fears cover upHardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended pending inquiry for their controversial comments made on a popular television show, Koffee With Karan.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 18:39 IST Hardik Pandya made “inappropriate” comments during the Koffee With Karan show (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended pending inquiry for their controversial comments made on Koffee With KaranCommittee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai has proposed a quick inquiryCOA member Diana Edulji fears it will be construed as a “cover up” jobCommittee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai has proposed a quick inquiry into much-criticised comments made by suspended cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul but Diana Edulji fears it will be construed as a “cover up” job.The two-member Committee of Administrators (COA) is yet again divided and this time on how the inquiry into the latest controversy should be conducted.Pandya and Rahul, who attracted widespread criticism for their misogynistic comments on TV Show ‘Koffee with Karan’, will be back in India by Saturday or early Sunday.In another round of unfriendly email exchange (in possession of PTI), CoA member Edulji has expressed her reservation at BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, who himself was embroiled in sexual harassment case, conducting preliminary inquiry and fears a “cover up”.Rai on his part wants the inquiry to be finished by second ODI as delay in completing the procedure would affect the team strength.”We should be in no hurry to conduct the inquiry as it would then look like a cover up job being done,” Edulji wrote in her email response after Rai wanted inquiry to be completed quickly as team strength has gone down from 15 to 13.”We must take a view by the time second ODI gets over as we cannot afford to debilitate team strength due to delinquent behaviour on the part of some player,” Rai had written.While legal team had advised appointment of ad-hoc ombudsman for which Rai wants the view of amicus.However Edulji wants CoA and office bearers to be part of the inquiry as CEO’s presence will be perceived as “bad optics” according to her.advertisementMeanwhile, Gillette has terminated its contract with Hardik Pandya after his controversial comments on the TV show.Also Read | Hardik Pandya’s father defends under-fire cricketer: Comments were made in light-hearted mannerAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul controversy won’t affect Indian dressing room: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Suspended Hardik, Rahul shouldn’t enjoy the perks of travelling with Team India: GavaskarFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow KL RahulFollow Vinod RaiFollow Diana Edulji
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 10:42 IST NADA calls for applications for the posts of Law Officer, Investigator and other!National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi has invited applications for the posts of Law Officer, Investigator and other. The candidates eligible for the post can apply in the prescribed format so as to reach to the office on or before March 31, 2019.Important dates:Last Date of Application: March 31, 2019.National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), New Delhi Vacancy Details:Law OfficerInvestigatorRegional CoordinatorsEligibility criteria: Law Officer: Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognized University or Institution with 08 years experience in dealing with legal matters in Government or Public Sector or Autonomous Bodies etc. Proficiency in Computer skills.Investigator: Serving or retarded Officer of Central Investigation or Intelligence Agency not below the rank of Inspector with at least 5 years of experience of investigation.Regional Coordinators: MD in any of the medicine disciplines Pathology, Pharmacology, Sports Medicine, Biochemistry from recognized University, college, institutes. Working in any Central or State government University, College or Hospital.Monthly RemunerationLaw Officer: Rs 75000/-Investigator: Rs. 40000/-Regional Coordinators : Rs. 25000/-How to ApplyEligible candidates can submit their applications on plain paper accompanied with attested copies of certificates and passport size photograph duly pasted and attested on the application form to- Director General, National Anti Doping Agency, Hall No. 104, First Floor, JLN Stadium, New Delhi-110003 on or before 31 March 2019.Read: RPF Contable result released @rpfonlinereg.orgRead: IGNOU July Re-registration 2019 open till this date! Check more details hereGet 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 NADA recruitment 2019 NADA recruitment 2019 invites application to fill vacancies of Law Officer, Investigator and otherNADA calls for applications for the posts of Law Officer, Investigator and other!advertisement
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 19:50 IST Screenshot from video posted on Instagram by Farhan Akhtar.Farhan Akhtar is busy training at the gym for his upcoming film Toofan and shared a glimpse from his workout session on Instagram today. In the short clip, Farhan is seen working extensively on his boxing skills inside a ring-like set-up. For his workout session, Farhan was dressed for comfort in a blue tee and shorts with a black bandana on his forehead.”Gotta keep moving.. get off the tracks ..,” Farhan captioned his post, and used several hashtags to explain his preparation for Toofan.Fitness goals? That’s correct!Farhan’s post has impressed Instagram as the video has garnered over 54,000 views within hours of being shared online. Fans cannot stop applauding Farhan for his dedication and wrote comments in praise of him in the section.”Show me a better actor for this role I will wait…. Sir you r a legend,” read a comment while another fan said, “Look at the muscles.” An ardent admirer of the actor said, “Fabulous Farhan.” We agree.Farhan has been working out, especially for Toofan, at the gym off late and often offers glimpses from his sessions.Toofan is a sports film and will be directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. With the director, Farhan also worked in 2013’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.ALSO READ: Farhan Akhtar packs a punch with world kickboxing champion for Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s ToofanALSO WATCH: Rock On 2’s Farhan-Shraddha in an EXCLUSIVE interviewGet 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 byRaya Ghosh Tags :Follow Farhan AkhtarFollow Toofan Next Farhan Akhtar trains extensively in boxing at gym for Toofan. Watch videoFarhan Akhtar is training extensively in boxing at the gym for his upcoming film Toofan and shared a glimpse from his workout session on social media.advertisement
Next Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 17:35 IST Wriddhiman Saha was recalled into the Indian Test side after being out injured for more than a year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was preferred over Wriddhiman Saha in the 1st Test vs West IndiesPant has been inconsistent with the bat in all formats and scored just 31 runs in the first TestSaha has not played international cricket in more than year due to multiple injuries he suffered in 2018Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani feels that Bengal veteran Wriddhiman Saha deserves to play the second Test against the West Indies instead of Rishabh Pant, who still has a “lot to learn”.Pant’s short career has been inconsistent at best especially his indiscreet shot selection during the Cricket World Cup and the ongoing West Indies tour that has left everyone disappointed.Kirmani, who played 88 Tests for India, feels that Saha was injured and he deserves equal opportunity just like the burly Delhi keeper.”Yeh abhi jhule main hai (He is still in his infancy). But he is god-gifted but needs to learn a lot,” Kirmani told PTI on the sidelines of the launch of six outlets of Hearing Solutions here.”It’s the most difficult position on the field. Not everyone can do keeping by just wearing a pair of gloves,” said the member of the 1983 World Cup winning side.Kirmani, a former chairman of selectors wants Saha to play the next Test in Jamaica.”Saha unfortunately had some injury problems. He has to be given equal opportunity. What’s the point of keeping him in the side, if you do not give him chance,” Kirmani questioned.”We have to judge on pure performance. Saha came to Indian side following his consistency at domestic level. But when you’re out of picture, somebody else takes over your place, so the likes of Karthik and Pant came into the picture.”Now we have to see who’s is more consistent on the field — be it in batting, wicketkeeping or in terms of all-round abilities,” Kirmani said.advertisementThe 69-year-old also seemed a trifle irritated with constant speculation over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future.”Leave him alone. There will be a time when he will retire, but we must stop talking about his retirement now.”Kirmani however wants Dhoni to groom the youngsters in the side before calling it quits.On the issue of Conflict of interest, Kirmani seemed to be on the same page with Justice Lodha panel’s verdict that there can’t be multiple sources of earning for any player.”If anyone violates this clause, you’re liable to be questioned as it is conflict of interest. You cannot be earning from multiple sources. Why give room to any allegations?”I want to generalise here. Be honest and sincere in all your deeds, that is my message to one and all,” Kirmani said.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been most vocal against the conflict of interest clause and has already said that the BCCI needs to make the conflict rule more “practical” and allow people to perform multiple roles.”If you have done something wrong. You maybe whoever, you will be pulled up by the law. There is no such thing as ‘I’m so and so’,” Kirmani added.The 69-year-old like most of the experts agreed that Virat Kohli’s consistency is second to none.”The kind of consistency I have seen in Virat Kohli, I’ve neither seen in any cricketer of my era nor the current era. He has a got a great phenomenal consistency. He is a game-changer. He could be breaking the existing records of Tendulkar if he continues his consistency,” he said about Kohli who slammed his 42nd ODI century in West Indies, seven short of equalling Tendulkar’s feat of 49.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane storm into top 10 of ICC Test rankingsAlso Read | R Ashwin, KL Rahul join Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Caribbean cruiseAlso Read | I try not to get affected by criticism: Ajinkya RahaneFor 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 Wriddhiman SahaFollow Rishabh Pant Wriddhiman Saha has to be given equal opportunity: Syed KirmaniSyed Kirmani, who played 88 Tests for India, feels that Wriddhiman Saha deserves equal opportunity just like Rishabh Pant.advertisement
Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Most people with clear vision can’t see how lucky they are. Many of us are content to binge-watch old episodes of Cheers, engage in frivolous mobile games that involve crushing candy, or gaze at the eternal scroll of our Facebook feeds. Meanwhile, millions of vision-impaired people around the world would be content to see their children’s faces clearly, earn a living, or simply see where they’re going.Related: Feel Good Friday: Timepieces Forged From the Leather of Rock GodsLet’s get something straight: Visual impairment isn’t necessarily a tragedy — especially for the millions of people who get by just fine without clear sight. It is, however, tragic when an individual loses his ability to see because proper eye care is unavailable or too expensive . According to the Brien Holden Vision Institute, an estimated 625 million people worldwide suffer from unnecessary and preventable vision problems.Bono, legendary U2 frontman and humanitarian, is known for rocking excellent eyewear. What most people don’t know is that Bono wears said eyewear because he struggles with glaucoma, and has for over the past 20 years. In the above video, Bono admits that he would be blind today if it weren’t for high-quality eye care. To help others obtain the same level of care, Bono has recently partnered with Revo Sunglasses and the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Together, they’ve launched the $10 million Buy Vision, Give Sight campaign, and set their sights on providing eye care to 5 million children and adults by 2020 (a great year for clear vision, by the way). Part of the Buy Vision, Give Sight campaign involves the launch of Revo and Bono’s Vision over Visibility collection, which features five Bono-worthy sunglasses. Over the next five years, $10 of every pair of Revo sunglasses sold — including Bono’s collection — will go toward preventing, detecting, and treating common eye conditions that would otherwise cause vision loss and blindness.If you know someone who’s a fan of U2, sunglasses, clear vision, or all three, then consider picking up a pair of these shades this holiday season. This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie
A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective) Editors’ Recommendations Lfant (pronounced “elephant”) is a locally made New York-based menswear brand that very successfully aims to create vintage-inspired pieces that are wardrobe favorites from the get-go. Its current collection is called “Old Sport,” brings to mind retro athletics and includes a signature football jersey that is available every season. Founder and creative director Ryan Jackson recently gave me the low-down on the label, which has been quietly charging forward for the past 12 years and is now set to really start making some noise.What is Lfant’s background?Our aesthetic is our play upon classic but contemporary American made clothing for the man who is interested in many aspects of life from travel and sports to family and he needs something that is wearable during all these different circumstances of his life. Lfant was founded in 2004 when I was in college. Here we are 12 years later really just getting our feet wet and getting out there to the masses.What is the brand’s aesthetic?Durable, if you can put it into one word. We really put a lot of focus on the American made aspect of it. One, because of jobs and two, we can really control the quality. I don’t buy clothes on a routine basis but the clothes that I do buy I want them to stay with me in my life. So I put a lot of focus on getting the right fabrics and making sure that the fit detail is correct and that I have the right weight. When you purchase something you know that it is going to be around with you and in your life.Who is your customer?The international consumer base has taken on an interest in Lfant. The Japanese audience loves the whole Americana experience and we’ve also gained traction with various individuals here in America who appreciate what we do and how we pay homage to yesteryear but with things that can be worn right now. The age group is from 25 to 50. That’s a wide margin but we get these guys who can reference some of the things or moments in their lives that were similar to something we do.What are the key pieces in the current collection?Definitely our football jersey. It is long sleeved and heavyweight with vintage construction and shoulder detail. It’s like a captain’s football jersey with the number 11, which the number I wore when I played football so I wanted to create something that paid homage to such a special time in my life. I loved football and I have always loved fashion and both those things always existed with me together on some level. I wanted to create something that would always be around no matter how we grow.How big is the collection?Our first collection was really extensive. We had about 96 pieces and that was pretty much the culmination of all these ideas I had for all these years but we have scaled down massively. For this collection I think we are down to about 13 pieces in total. I really wanted to focus it down so the consumer could digest and get the gist of what we are doing and trying to say.What is your design background?I went to art school at Miami International School of Art and Design and I took the basics. But my real background is in illustration. It has always been a love for fashion and color stories. It has always been a part of my life even when I wasn’t in a platform to really do it. I was always interested in looking at magazines and digesting this information growing up in Kentucky where it wasn’t really available to you. So it has been a lifelong thing.Why the name Lfant?You obviously think of the big land mammal from Africa that herds across the safari and what I wanted to take from that was the demeanor of elephants. An elephant is an animal that is special, strong and constantly going in unison forward. It’s always migrating and it’s always looking out for its fellow members. I wanted to have something that played into those types of values. I chose the word elephant but I chose to spell it different just to give it that little twist. With my partners that I design with and my brothers who have been with me from the beginning, that is kind of how we carry ourselves. We look out for each other and we’re always working together.What is next for Lfant?We want to expand and grow. We have been under the radar a little bit but we definitely want to expand here in America. We have opportunities in Europe and Japan but this is a special brand that’s made right here in New York in three factories in the Garment District so it’s important for us to be available here and to let people know that you can make clothes here in America. A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking 1. Lfant 2. Lfant 3. Lfant 4. Lfant 5. Lfant Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport
The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Drive-By Truckers have released a timely album in American Band, their eleventh studio record. Songwriters Patterson and Cooley have created a record that addresses into politics and feels personal as well.American Band wastes no time in addressing issues head on. Opening track “Ramon Casiano” tells the story of the killing of the 15-year-old Ramon Casiano by Harlon Carter, a man who played no small part in turning the NRA into, as Cooley aptly described in a press release, “a right wing, white supremacist gun cult.” He further added, “What I’m trying to do is point straight to the white supremacist core of gun culture…That’s what it is and that’s where its roots are. When gun culture thinks about all the threats they need to be armed against, what color are they?”Race plays a major part throughout the album. In July of 2015, The New York Times published an article by Patterson Hood, arguing that the Confederate Flag needs to be abandoned as a emblem of southern pride.” Lead single “Surrender Under Protest” offers a similar message, summed up in a four minute rocker.Hood’s article works as a companion piece to American Band. The record finds Drive-By Truckers dealing with their own relationship to politics and the South. In a press release, Hood offered, “I’m a white guy from the South, do I have the right to be singing about this stuff? What can I do? The only conclusion I could come up with was maybe white guys, with Southern accents, who look like rednecks, need to say Black Lives Matter too. It’s a start, a tiny start, but a step in the right direction is better than no step at all.”Separately, Cooley added, “I’m sure there will be people saying ‘I wish they’d keep the politics out of it, but one of the characteristics among the people and institutions we are taking to task in these songs is their self-appointed status as the exclusive authority on what American is. What is American enough and who the real Americans are.”Drive-By Truckers’ American Band is out now via ATO Records and available on Amazon and iTunes.Image credit: Danny Clinch
The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now If you’re looking for a “better for you” type of snack, there’s a hot new product that’s winning rave reviews. All it takes is a handful of Little Kernel popcorn and we predict you’ll be a fan too.The man behind the brand is Chris Laurita, husband of Jacqueline Laurita of the reality TV show Real Housewives of New Jersey. “The show is a great platform for exposing a brand,” said Chris. “That’s what I use it for. They follow our life story and part of our story in the past year has been developing this product. There’s a lot of drama on the show. I try to stay away from that and use the platform to raise awareness for autism.”Chris, a lifelong entrepreneur, began exploring the food and beverage space about seven years ago. His son has autism, so he and his wife have focused on nutrition and providing their son with healthy snacks. That interest led to the idea of coming out with their own snack food brand. Even though the snack food market is crowded, he said “I started to realize there were opportunities in the popcorn category. We use a smaller kernel. It’s got a much better crunch and better flavor.” He also says the size eliminates the choking hazard for kids and is also rare to get any stuck in your teeth.There are currently six flavors, distinguished by bold, colorful packaging. They include Naked, Butter, White Cheddar, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Truffle Sea Salt, which Chris names as the most popular. He plans to release a S’mores flavor in January. Each variety is non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, kosher and popped in 100% olive oil. The 4 oz. bags retail between $3.49 and $3.99.“We are also about to launch a 1-ounce bag in four flavors starting in January,” said Chris.Little Kernel has national distribution. It’s sold online as well as in retailers such as Sprouts, Shop Right and Giant Stores. They are currently in the process of getting set up with Amazon to retail there as well.One key component at the heart of this business is giving back. “Because of our journey with our son and his autism, we give a portion of all sales back to Generation Rescue,” said Chris. “It’s an autism charity that has helped our family so much. We try to raise awareness for autism. For my wife and I, that’s our passion. We do everything we can to give back to the autism community.” What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn
Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 Chevrolet’s new Bolt EV has made a big splash, earning numerous accolades and awards for its impressive range, driving dynamics, styling, and interior volume.Part of what makes the Bolt so impressive is how quickly Chevy introduced an EV with well over 200 miles of range, for $36,000. For now, those specs are unmatched in the marketplace. However, with Tesla working on its entry-level Model 3 and Nissan preparing a new Leaf, the Bolt’s uniqueness may be short lived.It would appear Volvo wants in on the affordable electric vehicle action as well, as Volvo Car USA’s CEO, Lex Kerssemakers shed some light on their upcoming model. Most importantly, the EV will have a range of at least 250 miles and will be priced between $35,000 and $40,000 (before tax incentives).Despite Volvo’s luxury bent, a sticker price of up to $40K could easily cannibalize the Bolt EV’s sales when the model goes on sale in 2019. Tesla plans to have its Model 3 out before then, but with the first vehicle deliveries expected to be higher-priced examples, the “$35K Model 3” may not actually ship until around the same time as Volvo’s creation.No other premium automaker has claimed to be developing a long-range EV in the sub-$40K domain. Jaguar is working on its I-Pace production car, but that will be priced at over $60K. BMW’s i3 is in the low-$40K range, but doesn’t match the range advertised by the Bolt EV or upcoming Tesla and Volvo models.The forthcoming Volvo EV will be based on the 40.2 concept shown last year, meaning the vehicle will likely be a derivative of the next generation S40 sedan. There’s also a good chance Volvo will produce a compact crossover variant of the EV, based on the next generation XC40 (previewed by the 40.1 concept). This would match up against Tesla’s planned Model Y crossover.Like other brands, Volvo is hurrying to introduce more plug-in hybrids and EVs to meet strict emissions regulations and appeal to buyers on the hunt for luxury alternative energy vehicles. The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Editors’ Recommendations 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture