TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Toshack urges Arsenal midfielder Ramsey to learn Italian ahead of Juventus moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wales coach John Toshack says Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey must quickly learn Italian to make the most of his move to Juventus.Ramsey is now on the brink of signing for Juve.Toshack says, “I would recommend to everyone, football players or not, to go abroad,” assured Toshack. “I’ve made it a point of my management career to go out and get to know new cultures. I can assure you that for British players, it’s not easy to move abroad.“It’s crucial that Aaron doesn’t make the same mistake that Bale did at Madrid. He needs to learn the local language straight away. That might also be why it’s best he join Juve in the summer and not in January.“In any case, this makes the Welsh very proud to see Ramsey join the same club where the great John Charles played. Charles was there on the day of my debut, as I was only a kid and he was teaching me how to head the ball. He’d tell me marvellous stories about him, Omar Sivori and the wise Giampiero Boniperti.“Once, when I was playing for Liverpool, he told me: ‘You and Kevin Keegan are good, but me and Omar were better…’ I consider Charles the greatest of all time. Yes, greater than CR7.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery at loggerheads with directors over midfield transfer plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is at loggerheads with directors over transfer targets this month.The Mirror says Emery’s plans to sign Sevilla attacker Ever Banega are over, with Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez now the target.Emery has worked with Banega at both Valencia and Sevilla, and rates the tenacious midfielder very highly.He therefore identified him as a man who could boost his Gunners side, and was looking for the board to stump up some cash to land him.But Arsenal chiefs weren’t convinced, and weren’t overly keen on Emery spending some considerable cash on a 30-year-old.The board believe the money can be invested better elsewhere, and Suarez – who is 25, available for his £20million release clause and has also played under Emery in the past – became Arsenal’s new number one target.
Script Ohio Walk Buckeyes FootballOhio State fans may have seen their college football team win the national championship last year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t hungry for more this year. One group of Buckeyes supporters is apparently so excited for the upcoming season, they walked 19 miles to prove it.The Ohio State fans, according to a Reddit user named @orweezy, walked for six and a half hours to spell out ‘script Ohio’ on Google Maps. They finished at Ohio Stadium, effectively “dotting the i.” Cleveland.com’s Ari Wasserman tipped us off to the photo.Creative, for sure. If you’re wondering, they plan on biking it next year instead – for obvious reasons.
Lionel Messi reached yet another incredible milestone at the weekend as he netted his 400th La Liga goal.The Barcelona forward nipped in to effortlessly stroke home his side’s second in a 3-0 win over Eibar, leaving left Ernesto Valverde’s side five points clear at the top of the table.But the goal of the weekend arrived in Bilbao, where Inaki Williams stole the show for Athletic. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Picking up the ball inside his own half, the flying forward sprinted 55 metres upfield and rounded the goalkeeper to secure a 2-0 win against Sevilla.Elsewhere, on-loan Real Madrid forward Raul de Thomas was once again the star of the show for Rayo Vallecano, hitting a stunning hat-trick to help his side win 4-2 against Celta to claim the relegation-threatened side’s third consecutive victory.Click the image below to relive the excitement of another thrilling round of action from La Liga.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Texas football has been after veteran offensive linemen for a few weeks now. Tom Herman is looking to bolster that part of the roster after national signing day.The Longhorns have been after a few veteran transfers. Now, they’ve extended an offer to a fast-rising JuCo offensive lineman.Willie Tyler plays for a notable junior college, Iowa Western. A full qualifier, he originally expected to spend two years at that level, according to 247Sports.Instead, he is eligible to graduate in May, and is drawing some serious interest.West Virginia and Louisiana Tech both offered Tyler earlier in the cycle. Now, Texas is in on the big Wisconsin native.Willie Tyler announced the Texas scholarship offer this afternoon.Blessed to recieve my 6th offer from THE University Of Texas at Austin!#HookEm 🤘🏽🧡 pic.twitter.com/qo7H4surDS— Willie Tyler III™️ (@TheWillieTyler) February 28, 2019He has not been ranked yet by the recruiting services, which is likely a result of the unique situation in which he has turned into a 2019 recruit.He has serious Power Five size, though. Tyler is listed at 6-foot-7, 330 pounds. If multiple Big 12 programs are after him, he seems like a pretty solid bet as a potential contributor.Tyler visited Austin a few weeks ago. After that trip two recruiting analysts at 247 predicted he would wind up as a Longhorn.He will have three years of eligibility on the gridiron, wherever he ends up.
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is currently in the process of adding new talent for its 2020 recruiting class, but it turns out the program is adding an elite 2021 prospect as well. IMG Academy offensive guard Greg Crippen will commit to the Fighting Irish.Alabama, Boston College, and Michigan were all in pursuit of his services. Brian Kelly and Notre Dame have shown an ability to coach offensive linemen to the best of their ability.Two of the top rookies from this past NFL season played were offensive linemen for the Fighting Irish in Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.Crippen can obviously change his decision over the next year since he won’t play college football until 2021. However, the Florida native sounds pretty ecstatic about his decision.Not only is Crippen confident in his decision, he also believes Notre Dame will provide him great opportunities away from the gridiron.From 247Sports:“I’m excited,” said Crippen. “It feels great being committed to somewhere like Notre Dame. I’m very excited.”“Academics,” said Crippen, when asked what separated Notre Dame from the rest. “They pride themselves on helping you and getting you through your life and getting you to be successful.”The Fighting Irish have the No. 6 recruiting class for 2021, per 247Sports.With Crippen joining the mix for Notre Dame, he could potentially block for fellow commit Tyler Buchner. The pro-style quarterback is a four-star recruit and among the best at his position.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)It’s been a great day for Ohio State as the football program kicked off its 2019 campaign. Not only did they start the season with a win, they received a $1 million donation from the Boren family.Mike Boren built a legacy in Ann Arbor with the Michigan Wolverines, but his eldest son actually made the most of his memories with the Ohio State Buckeyes.Justin Boren originally went to Michigan in 2006 to play for head coach Lloyd Carr. After his sophomore season, he decided to transfer because Rich Rodriguez took over for the program.Usually players don’t transfer from Michigan to Ohio State. However, Justin Boren did exactly that by taking his talents to Columbus.The rest of the boys from the Boren Family played for the Buckeyes, replacing their father’s roots with the Wolverines.On Saturday, the Boren family showed their appreciation for Ohio State football with a generous donation.Here is a shot of Mike Boren presenting the check for his donation:Thank you to the Boren family! Buckeyes paying forward! pic.twitter.com/umcCx21Lb4— gene smith (@OSU_AD) August 31, 2019As for the season opener, Ohio State took care of business against Florida Atlantic. Justin Fields shined in his debut by putting on an offensive clinic in the first quarter.Overall, the Buckeyes couldn’t have started the 2019 season any better than they did.
One of the questions the First Take crew asked Finebaum was if the Pac-12 can make the College Football Playoff. He quickly shot down that idea.Via 247Sports:“I could pontificate, but I’m going to answer your question very succinctly — no,” Finebaum said. “Pac-12, get out of my hair, man. Every year they tease us and every year they blow the opening game. Last year it was Washington in a close one against Auburn. This time it was Oregon. Auburn was struggling. They were almost out of this game, and somehow Mario Cristobal mismanaged the game clock. He mismanaged the plays. With a really good quarterback in Justin Herbert, they found a way to lose. Give Auburn credit. They won at the end with a freshman quarterback, but come on, Oregon was their last big chance. Stanford? USC? Utah? Please.”In addition to Oregon starting off the fall with an unfortunate loss, Arizona and UCLA also came up short in their season openers.Do you think a program from the Pac-12 can make the Playoff? ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)All it took was one week of college football for complete madness to unfold. Week 1 of the season featured a few upsets and nail-biting finishes.The biggest game of the weekend was between Auburn and Oregon. It was a close matchup that came down to the final drive for the SEC powerhouse, as Bo Nix threw a game-winning touchdown pass with less than 10 seconds to play.Oregon had the chance to boost the perception of the Pac-12, but the crushing defeat against Auburn has done the exact opposite. College football analyst Paul Finebaum hasn’t shied away from his harsh stance on the ‘Power Five’ conference.Finebaum was on ESPN’s First Take on Monday to discuss the current landscape of college football.
Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final to clinch 5th Wimbledon titleNovak Djokovic vs Roger Federer, 2019 Wimbledon final match report: In a final that lasted just short of 5 hours, Novak Djokovic outclassed Roger Federer in a match sure to be recalled for ages to come.advertisement Next Rohan Sen LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 08:21 IST Djokovic beat Federer in an epic final which lasted for almost 5 hours (AP)Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer played out yet another epic final at The Championships with the world number one emerging as the winner of Wimbledon 2019 on Sunday.The jam-packed crowd at Centre-Court was left gasping for breath in every game as Djokovic outclassed Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match which lasted for over four hours to clinch his fifth Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam title in the open era.Federer was bidding for his record-extending ninth title but was denied by the Serbian tennis ace in the five-set thriller.In the first set, Federer was leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker after winning four straight points but missed forehands on each of the next three points. He then sent a backhand wide to hand world No. 1 Djokovic the first set. Federer had the only break point of the set at 2-1 but sent a forehand wide.The 37-year-old bounced back after breaking Djokovic twice in the second set. He was leading 4-0 and broke Djokovic again at love in the final game, with the Serbian double-faulting on set point. Djokovic hit just two winners in the second set, compared to 14 in the first.The third set was more evenly contested. Federer was yet to face a break point in the match and had a set point with Djokovic serving at 5-4 in the third, but sent a backhand return wide. In the tiebreaker, Djokovic jumped out to a 5-1 lead and clinched the set when Federer netted a forehand.advertisementBut Federer once again broke Djokovic twice in the fourth set to take a 5-2 lead but was broken for the first time in the match when serving for the set. However, he held at love on his second opportunity to clinch the set 6-4 and take the game into the fifth set.Also Read | It was the best match I’ve ever played: Simona Halep after maiden Wimbledon winAlso Read | It was the best match I’ve ever played: Simona Halep after maiden Wimbledon winFor 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 Wimbledon 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow Novak Djokovic
India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 16:07 IST As childhood obesity rises amongst other lifestyle diseases, and more and more children refuse to get any physical activity, we need to ask if parents are shaping the health and fitness of their children right.Whenever we take up the subject of child health, it is more often than not discovered that the discussions focus on infants and children under the age of 5. While this emphasis is understandable, since they are physically the most vulnerable category, the neglect of the pre-adolescent children is baffling.Even while formulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the focus remained on the health of children below 5 years of age. One major reason behind this could be the fact that children in this age group are the healthiest in comparison to the other categories.However, it is also important to note that over a million children in the age group of 5 to 14 died in the year 2015 and several others suffer from health issues as per UNICEF data.Why does the 5-14 age group need more attention?The 5-14 age group is an extremely critical component of demographics. This is when children come out of their childhood innocence and start finding their feet in the world.A normal child starts formal schooling at about 5 years of age and by the time he/she reaches the age of 14, the foundation for the life trajectory is laid.Children in these formative years find their own identity, passions, and preferences and discover their life ambitions.As they evolve from innocent, incoherent toddlers into self-conscious individuals with their own responsibilities and expectations, these children need a solid support system.Since they are historically in the healthiest bracket, attention on their health and wellness topics is usually inadequate or absent.advertisement How parents overlook the importance of proper health and fitness of childrenAs a child becomes capable of controlling the motor skills, thoughts and words, parents start focusing on the education and personality aspects, taking it for granted that the child would remain in the pink of health. They strive to ensure best schooling, life’s luxuries and future planning aspects for them.Even as a society, it is assumed that children are capable of independently handling themselves and should be subjected to moral, behavioural and academic teachings.However, their physical endurance and psychological constitution are often overlooked and any failure on the part of children to display a healthy persona is often attributed to lack of intent or focus.Unsuspecting parents keep channelling their time and resources to provide the comforts of life to their children. In fact, most modern parents go out of their way to remove roadblocks and insulate their children from life’s challenges.Whether it is the school admission or homework, dealing with the teachers or school bullies, deciding the future careers of their children or anything else, parents take it all upon themselves.In fact, it is often seen that they try to ensure the academic or competitive success of their children by helping them pass in exams or get favourable feedback from evaluators. This practice of pro-active and protective parenting is known as Snow Plow Parenting in today’s times. Repercussions of ‘Snow Plow Parenting’It is undeniable that most parents only endeavour to provide a comfortable life and a great future to their children. However, in their quest to do so, they often inadvertently end up causing more harm than good.They channel all their efforts into ensuring great education and material luxuries for the children and get so engrossed in future building that they don’t realize the importance of present building.Children today are increasingly experiencing problems such as physical inactivity, obesity and lack of nutrients. Their parents remain too busy solving maths problems but lack focus on the child’s health problems.This results in children becoming unhealthy and overly reliant on their parents for even the basic needs and tasks.They experience anxiety, panic or inability to undertake daily life tasks unassisted and while interacting with the society independently.This eventually transforms them into failed and frightened individuals. Need to join hands to improve health and fitness of childrenDespite the criticality and neglect, it is not a grim picture for the children in the 5-14 age group.What is important is for the various stakeholders such as the children, their parents, educational institutes, health and wellness experts and the authorities to jointly work towards improving the situation.Parents should imbibe values for a healthy living in their children. Children need to be encouraged to spend time out in the open, undertake exercises, eat balanced diets and personal hygiene etc.Schools and educational institutions can help their students/learners by setting up support’ systems that proactively respond to the biological and psychological changes that children experience in early teenage years. They should put greater emphasis on sports and physical activities.Authorities should form more relevant and executable guidelines, regulations, etc. for the wellness of children. There should be awareness campaigns conducted on a regular basis, similar to the regulations and campaigns run to address the health issues of infants and under 5 year olds.Health and wellness experts should promote aspects like importance of physical activities among children, nutritional guidelines and also create facilities where children can come and indulge in rejuvenating physical activities.advertisementHow it would benefit kids?Focusing strategically on the health and wellness of the children and encouraging them to be physically active, take responsibilities, has great benefits for all. The children will become happier and healthier.They will be able to withstand the rigours of 21st century life better and become less prone to lifestyle diseases such as obesity, breathing and stamina related problems.While all the above-mentioned stakeholders need to play their roles in improving health among the children, the impetus must come primarily from parents. They are the biggest influences on their children when they enter the 5+ age group.By inculcating and encouraging positive health and fitness practices among the children, parents can become instrumental in building a robust society altogether!- Article by Dr. Tejal Kanwar, Founder, Kleinetics (a physical fitness-system servicing company)Read: Over 50% schoolchildren have dental issues, 19% are obese, 1 in 2 need glasses: ReportRead: Are our schools actually harming children with humiliation, sarcasm and caning? How can we create an NEP for kids’ safety?Read: Does your child have the right social and emotional skills to live a good life in the 21st centuryGet 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow child healthFollow Health and fitness Why parents need to stop overprotecting children and build their health and fitness correctlyAs childhood obesity rises amongst other lifestyle diseases, and more and more children refuse to get any physical activity, we need to ask if parents are shaping the health and fitness of their children right.advertisement Next
India Today Web Desk ChangzhouSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 13:30 IST Sai Praneeth in action (File photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSSai Praneeth goes down to Anthony Ginting in three games. 21-16, 6-21, 16-21Praneeth won his first set 21-16 but the Indonesian shuttler made a remarkable comeback to winIndia’s challenge in the singles ended after Sai Praneeth’s quarter final defeatWorld Championships bronze medalist Sai Praneeth crashed out of the China Open after suffering 21-16, 6-21, 16-21 defeat to Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting in the quarterfinals on Friday.Praneeth, who had beaten Ginting in straight games in their latest meeting, won his first set 21-16 but the Indonesian shuttler made a remarkable comeback to win the 2nd and 3rd set and sail into the semi-finals.Sai Praneeth, unseeded in the prestigious tournament, had defeated lower-ranked local shuttler Lu Guang Zu 21-19, 21-19 to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals. World No. 15 Praneeth had opened his campaign with a three-game marathon against Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand on Wednesday.Anthony Ginting had progressed to the quarter-final after edging past Parupalli Kashyap in the Round of 16 match on Thursday. Kashyap, who had eased past Brice Leverdez on Wednesday, came up with a stiff fight only to go down 21, 23, 21-15, 12-21 to the World No. 9 in an hour and 10 minutes.Earlier on Thursday, China Open witnessed the biggest upset so far when PV Sindhu crashed out as early as the second round. The reigning world champion had outclassed former Olympic champion Li Xuerui in straight games on Wednesday but fell to a spirited effort from World No. 15 Porpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.India’s challenge in the singles ended after Sai Praneeth’s quarter-final defeat at the hands of Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting.Also Read | World Wrestling Championship: Sushil Kumar loses opening boutAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow China OpenFollow Sai Praneeth China Open: Sai Praneeth crashes out in quarterfinalsWith Sai Praneeth’s defeat in the quarterfinals, India’s challenge in the China Open singles event has come to an end as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and P Kashyap had made an exit.advertisement Next
The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Grooming brand Baxter might seem like it was born yesterday. It’s that fresh. But this company has been around for a half century. Let that sink in. They’ve been in the grooming game since dudes thought it was acceptable to use a dingy bar of soap to wash from head-to-toe (okay, some till do).To fete its major milestone, Baxter has assembled its greatest hits and wrangled artist and surfer Tyler Warren to design a box to hold all the goodies. Warren is a bit of a Renaissance man by way of California. In addition to his illustration talents, which are exhibited on the collectible case, he’s a graphic designer, painter, shaper of surfboards, and, of course, world-class surfer. The concentric circular design he’s created exclusively for Baxter is vaguely tribal and also sort of reminiscent of Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax making it perfectly fitting for the brand’s SoCal roots.In the Best of Baxter Box, you’ll find cult classics like Clay Pomade and Oil-Free Moisturizer, old standbys Daily Protein Shampoo, Daily Face Wash, and deodorant, along with the new favorite Exfoliating Body Bar. And to round out the collection there is a limited-edition candle, created to honor the brand’s charity partnership (a first for them) with Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit that works to protect the world’s oceans and beaches. Its scent nods to the organization with its Pacific Ocean inspired fresh marine notes and the glass is etched with Warren’s illustration, which makes it perfect for stashing stuff when the candle burns down.And you get all of that goodness for a Benjamin. But another reason to scoop up the set is that ten percent of sales goes towards the Surfrider Foundation’s sea-saving campaign. So you and the beaches will look better for it. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App
You might think Colonel Littleton is just the name of a company, but there’s a real live person with that name behind the logo. It all started a bit by accident when in 1987 he bought 17 pairs of vintage cufflinks, put them in hand designed packaging, and quickly sold out. The Col. Littleton business was born, and he branched out into pocket knives with handles of Mother of Pearl and bone. Today, the company offers a wide array of products—everything from leather good and home accessories to belts, hats, jewelry and more.Colonel Littleton personally designs each product, whether it’s a leather cell phone holster or a brand new concept in men’s belt. His goal is to craft products his customers will not only love, but pass down as heirlooms to future generations. He also focuses on personalization of items and says, “What would you take for your Granddaddy’s pocket knife with his name and the date he received it engraved on the handle?”Col. Littleton is worthy of a stop if you’re in Lynnville, Tennessee, which is about an hour’s drive south of Nashville. But you can also order online from the comfort of your home.We especially covet the American Buffalo Saddlebag Briefcase. With front straps and workable buckles, the design is reminiscent of the saddlebags carried by the U.S. Cavalry from the 1850s. The bag features inside front and back canvas dividers with pockets for your cell phone, business cards and pens, and it’s roomy enough inside to safely store your laptop. There’s a serial-numbered brass plate on the back and space on the brass oval plate under the front flap to engrave three initials. Retail price of the bag is $700. Engraving is an additional $9. Editors’ Recommendations Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 16 Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
Editors’ Recommendations 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Ever wanted to drink from a rocks glass that looks like it belongs in Mad Men and happens to have your hometown or your favorite city printed on or etched into it?What about if that favorite city wasn’t just printed, but printed in 22-Karat freaking gold? Thanks to UncommonGreen, you can do just that, mixing up Old Fashioneds until the cows come home.Anchorage Map Etched Rocks GlassFor their newest line, Gold Leaf Glassware, you can select from over 20 major US Cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and more. For those across the pond, they also have London done in the same 22K gold leaf printing. In addition to a part of the city being etched onto the glass—for New York City, Lower Manhattan is pictured, for example—the city’s coordinates are also emblazoned on the side of the glass, ensuring you’ll never forget where you are (from). While not recommended for finding your way home from a bar, it looks sweet in your hand or on your bar.Each gold leaf glass costs $24 and while that may seem like a lot, you have to factor in not only will you be drinking sweet, sweet whiskey from it (or rum or tequila, we at The Manual don’t discriminate), but you’re also going to be showing the glass off as a piece of art. For doing double duty, $24 is a steal.Annapolis, Maryland Navy – College Town Map Rocks GlassIf you don’t find your city on the golden list, don’t worry, you can still drink from it. UncommonGreen has an entire line of Maps Barware, featuring rocks glasses, pint glasses, and a slew of other etched designs featuring thousands of cities across the country. If you still are at a loss and really want to celebrate your hometown, population 500 (here’s looking at you, Saluda, North Carolina), you can do that, too, by custom ordering your glassware.The one thing to keep in mind is if your town only has one street, you might want to think about a town you’ve always loved visited. Maybe one you hope to live in someday. (Then again, if you’re proud of your one-street town, go for it. It’s your glass. We’re not going to stop you.)Really, what we’ve learned from digging through the UncommonGreen’s site is that you can get lost in it. It’s the perfect place to find everything you might need for your bar—or the things you didn’t know you needed, but realize now that you’ve always wanted. Slate coasters with your state on it? Boom. Pint glass with the Marine Corps Marathon route on it celebrating that one time you were active? You know they got you covered, too. 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities
A sum of $7.5 million has been allocated to the Institutional Strengthening of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) III project, as contained in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure.The project seeks to ensure an effective utilization of the government of Jamaica/European Commission co-operation funds, enabling the work to be performed efficiently and effectively, as stipulated in the Cotonou Agreement.This will be achieved through the continued development and improvement of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) capacity in fulfilling its role related to programming, identification, formulation, implementation, evaluation and audit of activities under successive National Indicative Programmes in a timely and efficient manner.In terms of achievements up to February 2013: two experts were contracted to assist with the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement Capacity Building Project and the capacity of the European Union (EU) unit; training provided for personnel in the implementing institutions; assistance provided with the programming of the 11th European Development Fund from the EU; and purchased printer and software to support project database in External Co-operation Management Division.It is expected that for the new financial year the project will commence procurement of specialized equipment for the Plant Protection and Bureau of Standard Laboratories.The project which started on April 2012 is expected to be completed by March 2017.The Cotonou Agreement is the most comprehensive partnership agreement between developing countries and the EU. Since 2000, it has been the framework for the EU’s relations with 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).The 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure is now before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives for its consideration.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter
Jamaica is set to receive some US$200 million more in financial assistance under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement, than initially anticipated.A statement by the lending agency on Monday, April 8, noted Jamaica’s progress in the implementation of the economic programme thus far, and the Government’s efforts to complete the prior actions and structural benchmarks.“On the basis of this progress, Fund management will submit to its Executive Board a 48-month arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) in the amount of SDR 615 million (about $958 million, or 225 per cent of quota), with the recommendation that it be approved,” the statement said.This is more than the US$750 million that was previously agreed under the Staff Level Agreement in February. “Since the conclusion of a staff-level agreement with the Jamaican authorities in February on an economic programme that can be supported by the Fund, the authorities have submitted documentation to the IMF to confirm that all prior actions have been met. In addition, the Fund has engaged with the authorities and its development partners on the financing for the programme, including through important contributions from the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank,” the IMF statement said.It is expected that the IMF Board meeting will take place by the end of April, wherein the deal will be approved.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporter
At 5:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near Latitude 26.9 degrees north and Longitude 46.7 degrees west or about 1845 kilometres east-southeast of Bermuda.The Depression is moving toward the east near 7 km/h. A slow and erratic motion is expected during the next couple of days.Maximum sustained winds remain near 55 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours , and the depression could become a Tropical Storm later Monday, September 30.Tropical Depression Eleven is not a threat to Jamaica.
It was held under the theme ‘Nature for Water: Exploring Nature-Based Solutions to the Water Challenges we face in the 21st century’. Story Highlights “The farmers have demonstrated that… irrigation water will increase their production and productivity tremendously and contribute to growth, which will bring increased wealth and prosperity to rural Jamaica,” he said. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr Horace Chang, says the Government is committed to the introduction of more irrigation systems across the island for the benefit of small farmers. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr Horace Chang, says the Government is committed to the introduction of more irrigation systems across the island for the benefit of small farmers.He acknowledged that there are several such systems already in place, highlighting that the Essex Valley irrigation system is currently being expanded.“The farmers have demonstrated that… irrigation water will increase their production and productivity tremendously and contribute to growth, which will bring increased wealth and prosperity to rural Jamaica,” he said.Dr Chang was delivering the keynote address at the Ministry’s observation of World Water Day, at an event held at the Girl Guides Headquarters in St. Andrew on March 22.It was held under the theme ‘Nature for Water: Exploring Nature-Based Solutions to the Water Challenges we face in the 21st century’.On another matter, the Minister said the Government will continue with its efforts to address the issue of non-revenue water loss suffered by the National Water Commission by upgrading water metres across urban and rural centres.“The NWC signed a contract (last December) to install over 450,000 cold-water metres across the supply system to tackle the loss of billable water,” Dr. Chang said.“We have a major contract with an NGO dealing with non-revenue water. This represents the Government’s major efforts to put action behind the plans and policies concerning sustainable development,” he added.Dr. Chang also informed that the Water Resources Authority (WRA) recently instituted a volume-based fee to encourage the efficient use of the country’s water resources.“These changes, we know, will result in a better quality of service in the sector overall,” he noted.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Audrey Sewell, said the theme for World Water Day “speaks to the need for us to recognise that our precious water resources are not infinite and that we must do our part to conserve and preserve what we have or we run the risk of a very dry future”.“The availability of water plays a significant part in the ability of people to care for their families and earn a living. As such, access to clean, safe potable water is essential if a country is to achieve economic and social development. It is critical in the fight against poverty, hunger and diseases,” she said.Mrs. Sewell informed that Jamaica’s water quality is held in high regard by locals and visitors, not only because of the generally good quality of our rivers and streams, but because of the careful treatment it undergoes before distribution.During the event, schools were recognised and awarded for their participation in the Ministry’s Poster Competition, which ran from January to March of this year.Sixty-four schools participated in the competition, with the primary department of Port Morant Primary and Junior High School in St. Thomas receiving first place in the Primary School segment of the competition. Guy’s Hill High School in St. Catherine was placed first in the Secondary School category.The NWC also awarded winners in their Photo and Essay competitions, which ended in March.In the Photo Competition: first place was awarded to Odain Doneghan, second place to Jonathan Kirkaldey, and third place to Chevanne Rhoden.In the 9-12 age group category of the essay section of the competition, Janelle Ellis of Praise Tabernacle Christian Academy was awarded first-place winner. For the 13-16 age group category, first place went to Tommelio Senior of William Knibb High School in Trelawny.
Story Highlights The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has opened a new Faculty of Engineering, with the hope of training more professionals to satisfy the growing demand of Jamaica’s booming construction and industrial sectors. The new faculty was launched on September 12 at the Mona’s Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Paul Aiken, said the university is aware of the high demand for local engineers, and wants to help with satisfying this demand, thus the reason they decided to make this investment. The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has opened a new Faculty of Engineering, with the hope of training more professionals to satisfy the growing demand of Jamaica’s booming construction and industrial sectors.The new faculty was launched on September 12 at the Mona’s Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew.Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Paul Aiken, said the university is aware of the high demand for local engineers, and wants to help with satisfying this demand, thus the reason they decided to make this investment.“I can’t graduate enough for [our] industry. Engineering has the advantage over medicine and law, where our programmes are seeking international accreditation. It means that our students, upon graduation, can work anywhere in the world,” Dr. Aiken told JIS News in an interview following the launch.“I know the banking sector is hiring our Computer Systems engineers. They are hiring Electronics engineers. They are saying banking is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company now, because of all the technologies involved. Civil engineers go to firms, to companies with electronics, telecommunication, manufacturing [and] all industrial sectors in Jamaica,” he added.Dr. Aiken said the Faculty of Engineering will offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering and Electronics Engineering.“They are three-year degree programmes with foundation courses in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science [for full-time students]. We have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, but we are about to merge that with Electronics, because the graduates tend to go into the same sector,” he noted.Dr. Aiken said the faculty will be open to train students with basic high school education up to the fifth form level, who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of engineering.“For students who find it a little hard to be qualified to go into these Bachelor of Science programmes, we do have the preliminary engineering [course]. It’s a one year qualifying period that we pretty much take you from fifth form, as long as you have English, Mathematics [and] Science. We mold you, we transform you and get you ready to take on the three-year Bachelor of ScienceEngineering programmes,” Dr. Aiken said.In addition to the training that will be offered by the Faculty of Engineering, he said the department will be responsible for research on behalf of the University, with regard to engineering.“We have research in all engineering programmes. We have research partners that are willing to give us access to their multimillion dollar laboratory facilities, and we intend to be involved in cutting edge research, and we are going to transform Jamaica,” he said.
zoom A significant fire that occurred on January 29 at the Itaqui Terminal in São Luís, Brazil may cause delays for shippers using this port, Skuld reports.The fire reportedly started at the pulp storage shed of the country’s major cellulose exporter Suzano.Initial information indicates that the terminal’s grain loading belt system may have been affected by this fire, possibly significantly, according to Skuld. No one has been reported to have been hurt.While it also appears that no vessels were affected directly by this incident, there is likely to be an immediate delay while the damage is assessed and repaired, says Skuld.The full extent of the consequences is not known at this time, but a knock on delay effect is possible.Source: Skuld; Image: Porto do Itaqui/Facebook