Indo-Canadian Mission To Strengthen Trade Ties

first_imgThe Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), under the leadership of Pramod Goyal, launched its six-state ‘India Mission-2019’ from Chandigarh on Sunday.The delegation met the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana and began their 10-day business engagements with focus on multiple sectors that are imperative to bilateral trade between two nations.Read it at Tribune India Related Itemslast_img

No Indian Stimulus

first_imgIndia’s economic stimulus will have to wait until after the May general elections.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented an interim budget to parliament that eschewed both new stimulus spending and tax cuts. Mukherjee said the initiatives would be left to the new government.Earlier the government announced a modest $4 billion fiscal stimulus package, which is paltry compared to similar initiatives in the United States and China. India’s economic growth fell to 7 percent in 2008 from 9 percent in recent years. The Indian stock market has tumbled 56.5% in the past 14 months  Related Itemslast_img read more

Jkhand Oppn demands commission on land acquisition issues

first_imgRanchi, Mar 9 (PTI) The Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly today demanded setting up of a commission to look into issues pertaining to land acquisition, particularly those protected under the Santhal Parganas Tenancy Act (SPT) and the Chota Nagpur Tenancy Act (CNT).”Let the government announce a commission to resolve all land-related issues,” Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) Legislature Party leader Pradip Yadav said.Debating over his Cut Motion on the Budget allocations for Revenue, Land Reforms, Art, Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs departments, Yadav sought to know from the state government about the “result” of the special investigation team (SIT) it had instituted a year back to look into land deals in violation of SPT and CNT.”The government had set up a SIT a year ago to look into violation of SPT and CNT. What is the result? Was it set up to intimidate anybody?” Yadav asked while drawing the attention of the House on sale of land in Godda, Sahibganj and Dumka districts of the Santhal Pargana region to a private industrialist.Claiming that a couple of amendments in land acquisition rules had drastically reduced the compensation amount in the three districts, Yadav wondered how the poor land holders were “losing” land, despite 90 per cent of land being protected under CNT/SPT Acts.”Let industrialists come, but with adequate compensation to the people as they suffer from industrial pollution and displacement,” Yadav said.Reminding Chief Minister Raghubar Das promise of protecting 86 basti in Jamshedpur, Yadav asked whether he would keep his vow now. (More) PTI PVR DKB IKAadvertisementlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar lauds Yogeshwar Dutt’s golden heart after wrestler denies Silver

first_imgYogeshwar Dutt may not have won a medal at the Rio Games but he has won Sachin Tendulkar’s heart. In a gracious gesture, the Indian wrestler refused to take the London 2012 Silver medal due to him after Besik Kudukhov of Russia, tested positive for banned substances. (Yogeshwar Dutt wants Besik Kudukhov’s family to keep London Silver medal)Yogeshwar, who had won Bronze at the same 60 kg freestyle event had announced that his Bronze would be upgraded to Silver, even though the International Olympic Committee was yet to confirm latest developments.Kudukhov died in a car accident aged 27 and Yogeshwar, in an exclusive interview with India Today, said it would be strange to take the Silver medal away from a man, who was his friend. (Mixed feelings for Yogeshwar Dutt after medal upgrade)On Wednesday, Yogeshwar tweeted to say that he wanted the Kudukhov family to keep the medal. This move prompted a response from Tendulkar, who was one of India’s Goodwill Ambassadors for the Rio Games.A golden heart @DuttYogi . The gesture speaks volumes of your sporting spirit & sensitive personality. Proud of your act and achievements!&; sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 31, 2016Kudukhov’s samples, stored from the 2012 Games, were retested and he was found to have tested positive for banned substances. That triggered a small celebration in the Dutt household but Yogeshwar had mixed feelings.last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir back, replaces KL Rahul in India’s Test series vs New Zealand

first_imgGautam Gambhir has made his way back into the Indian team after being named as replacement for injured opener Lokesh Rahul for the remaining two Tests against New Zealand. Rahul’s hamstring ‘niggle’ has ruled him out for the remainder of the series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday. (Gambhir’s fitness test over, Yuvraj in line for ODI comeback?)Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who is yet to fully recover from chikungunya, has been ruled out of the second Test to be played at the Eden Gardens from September 30. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav has been called in as his cover.”BCCI medical team has confirmed that team India opener, KL Rahul has an injury in his right hamstring and he is ruled out for the remainder of the Test series against New Zealand. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Gautam Gambhir as Rahul’s replacement for the next two Test matches. (Gambhir inches closer to Test comeback, but remember his spats with Kohli?)”Medium pacer Ishant Sharma is recovering and won’t be available for the second Test of the series to be played in Kolkata. BCCI medical Team will continue to monitor his progress. Off spinner Jayant Yadav will replace Ishant for the second Test,” the BCCI’s media advisory stated.The team management feels Gambhir can still be part of the Test basket, and his ability to play and dominate spin even on turning pitches keeps him in good stead considering the series against England and Australia might pose a few questions to the Indian batsmen.advertisementHe had a wonderful start to the season, scoring 77, 90, 59, 94 and 36 for India Blues in the Duleep Trophy. He was asked to rush to Bangalore Monday evening while he was part of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy camp. In fact Gambhir is understood to have done well in his fitness test. Gambhir last played a Test for India on India’s tour of England in 2014.A stylish opening batsman, Gambhir once formed a successful opening partnership with Virender Sehwag and hammered nine hundreds and 21 fifties before indifferent form forced the selectors to look at other options.last_img read more

What others think of Liverpool doesn’t matter: Juergen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp is not bothered about what others think of the club and says what the team think of themselves is the only opinion that matters.Liverpool’s fluid and fast football has taken them to the top of the Premier League table, inviting praise from opposition managers.”It’s not a big value for us what other teams think about us. The main thing is that we actually think about ourselves,” Klopp told Goal.com.Led by the trio of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool have scored 40 goals in 14 games across competitions, including 30 from 11 league matches. (Also read: Liverpool go top of Premier League, Manchester United end winless run)”I know about the problems we could have in the future, and we need to stay in the race. It’s not about celebrating each time like ‘my God, that was so fantastic’,” the German said.”It’s a kind of sign and confidence we need to have that we celebrate it in the moment, then we accept this is normal – this is our quality and what we expect.””We have big expectations on ourselves and I’m not pessimistic, but I don’t like to make these positive assessments all the time.”Liverpool travel to the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday to face Southampton as the league resumes after the international break.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund part ways with coach Thomas Tuchel

first_imgBorussia Dortmund and their head coach Thomas Tuchel have mutually agreed to end their cooperation with immediate effect, the German top division football club have announced.After two years at the sidelines, Thomas Tuchel will no longer be the head coach of the former Bundesliga champions despite a contract until June 2018, reports Xinhua news agency.”Unfortunately, in the current personnel constellation we have no foundation for a successful cooperation,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in an open letter on Tuesday.”That is why, after intense talks and many discussions, we finally decided not to continue the cooperation with the coach beyond the end of the season 2016/2017,” he said.Tuchel took the helm at Dortmund, as the successor of Jurgen Klopp, in the summer 2015 to lead the team to a second place finish in the Bundesliga, into the German Cup final and the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.In his second year, Tuchel helped Dortmund enter the last eight stage of the UEFA Champions League.Dortmund finished at the third place in the Bundesliga standings this season and lifted the German Cup following a 2-1 win over Frankfurt in the final.”We would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff. We wish Thomas Tuchel only the very best for his future,” Watzke said.last_img read more

Harry Kane doubtful for Swansea clash due to illness

first_imgTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane’s participation in the Swansea game has come under the cloud due to illness.Spurs manager confirmed on Friday that Kane is doubtful for Tuesday’s clash but he’s hoping that their talisman recovers in time to be available for selection.”He’s at home, the doctor was at his house,” Pochettino told a news conference.”Will he be fit to face Swansea? We’ll see. I don’t know if he’ll be available or not. We’ll see how he reacts.”Kane, who has scored hat-tricks in consecutive games and became 2017’s highest scorer across all competitions with 56 goals, missed training on Friday.Fifth-placed Spurs have been able to welcome Victor Wanyama back to first-team training, however. Pochettino confirmed the Kenyan midfielder will be available for selection.Wanyama could replace Mousa Dembele, who has not trained with the squad since Tottenham’s 5-2 victory over Southampton on Boxing Day.”He suffered a problem in his hip and groin,” the manager said. “He asked to get off the pitch. Now we are assessing him. He’s a doubt for Tuesday.”Swansea are languishing at the bottom of the table and have appointed former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal as manager, to replace Paul Clement. (With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Big 12 Scenarios Come Into Focus As OU, OSU Control Own Destiny

first_imgFor Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, the path to the 2016 Big 12 title is quite simple. If either team wins its next two games, it wins the conference title. That could actually mean a murky path to the CFB Playoffs as well, but we’ll get to that later on.There are only three teams left in the Big 12 race as OU has zero losses and the fourth place team currently has three. No matter what OU does, the only teams that can catch it are Oklahoma State and West Virginia. So let’s get to the scenarios, shall we? Here are the current records:OSU: 6-1OU: 7-0WVU: 5-1This is a little complicated because West Virginia still has three games left — OU and Baylor at home and at Iowa State (what could go wrong?) So I based everything on what they did in those two games. Here’s a look at the chart.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-3-39-43-pmThis is actually probably more simple than it looks. In every scenario, if OU wins two games or OSU wins two games, they win the league. That accounts for most of the 24 scenarios. West Virginia only has three paths. They have to win out and have either OU beat OSU (this is their best path) or have TCU beat OSU.There are actually a few scenarios in which OSU could lose to TCU and still win the Big 12 title. It would have to have West Virginia beat OU and then turn around and lose to either Baylor or Iowa State. Then OSU would have to win Bedlam. If WVU beat OU and Iowa State but lost to, say, Baylor, and OSU won Bedlam, all three teams would be 7-2 but OSU would have beaten the other two and would be Big 12 champ.If OU wins this weekend and OSU loses, Bedlam will be for pride. The Big 12 will already be decided.My own personal nightmare is Baker Mayfield healing a broken leg at midfield and throwing 7 TDs to beat OSU and win the Big 12 losing to TCU and beating OU to let WVU win the Big 12. This would be peak Oklahoma Stating.So the mission for Oklahoma State is straightforward: Just win, baby. Just as it has been all season. I personally would love to see OSU and OU win huge this weekend and create one more Bedlam for the Big 12 title. This would be the fourth in six years and the last before next year’s reinstated conference championship game.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Fabregas: Wenger like a father

first_imgFàbregas Fabregas: Wenger like a father to me Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 16:20 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) cesc fabregas - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea Premier League José Mourinho Arsène Wenger Antonio Conte The former Arsenal midfielder admits he still has a connection to the Gunners as he prepares to face them at Stamford Bridge on Sunday Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has described Arsene Wenger as a father figure and insists he still has a lot of affection for Arsenal.The Spain international spent eight years under Wenger in north London before being sold back to Barcelona in 2011.Chelsea 12/1 to beat Arsenal 3-1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Fabregas became a leading figure at the Gunners but they declined to take up the option to sign him back in 2014, allowing him to move to rivals Chelsea, where he has since won two Premier League titles in three seasons.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s derby clash between the sides at Stamford Bridge, the 30-year-old says Arsenal still hold a special place in his heart despite his decision to sign for Jose Mourinho three years ago.Asked if Arsenal were like an “old girlfriend”, he told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t call it that. It’s much more than that, because sometimes an old girlfriend you lose connection with, you don’t feel anything for after years.”I feel very attached, even now, to Arsenal. My feelings for the club, well I don’t have to repeat myself, every single time we play against them, because it’s known. Whoever doesn’t believe me, or doesn’t feel it is this way, is not right. I know how I feel, my family does, and that’s all that matters to me.”Once I made the decision to leave Barcelona, Arsenal had the first option, and Barcelona had the obligation to contact Arsenal first. Then they had a week to basically respond yes or no to the buy-out clause.Great start. Now let’s focus on Sunday  pic.twitter.com/Jjup4FiezP— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) September 13, 2017″I knew Chelsea were on the side, among other clubs, but after I spoke to Mourinho in the meantime he convinced me that it was a great place to come. The week passed, Arsenal never responded, never contacted me either, so I took it as them having enough players in their squad, so I made my move to Chelsea.”Because I felt they wanted me the most, Jose spoke to me in a way that not many have spoken to me before, and I knew what he wanted from me. He motivated me so much in that meeting that my choice was very easy.”I love Arsene, the man. I love him of course as a coach too. This is a decision he made. I always said that he’s like a father to me, and he will always be.”Fabregas’ future appeared uncertain after a tough 2015-16 campaign but he recaptured some of his best form in Antonio Conte’s first year in charge, particularly in the second half of last season.He admits he is happy to have silenced critics who doubted whether he would be suitable for Conte’s tactical system or would survive the shift to a 3-4-3 set-up.”It was a difficult first half to the season for me last year, something I have never experienced before, but I feel I turned it around by working hard, getting my head down, being humble, training and training, playing well when they called me, and earning the manager’s trust,” he added.”I’m the type of guy that when I’m told I can’t play under this type of manager, not with his style, if you tell me this some fire comes inside me, and I want to prove everyone wrong. And that’s what I did, and hopefully I can keep it up for as long as I can.”last_img read more

Oxlade-Chamberlain hails Liverpool team-mate Coutinho’s class

first_img View gallery Mohamed Salah on the scoresheet again as Liverpool hit Bournemouth for four “But if I stopped working hard the moment I couldn’t be a league champion, I wouldn’t be here. We have so many things to play for. It’s really hard, really intense, and it’ll be unbelievable the number of points you’ll need at the end of the season to get anything. Everyone is winning up there, very often, so we need to carry on and stay on track. A lot of teams are in good shape, but City are winning all their games.” Share on LinkedIn The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read more Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Premier Leaguecenter_img news “Phil’s a Liverpool player right now and he’s doing really well for us,” said the England midfielder, putting his arm around his team-mate. “He’s been the most professional person I’ve seen all season. He’s been top quality from the start and every time he gets on the pitch he does his all for the club. That’s the most important thing right now [and] it’s not fair to ask those kind of questions I don’t think. He gives us his all every game and that’s all we can ask from him.”Klopp saw Mohamed Salah register a 20th goal in 26 appearances for Liverpool, who are now unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, and praised his side’s overall approach. “We were really spot on,” the German said. “I’m really happy with the full package we showed today. We’re really satisfied. I don’t know [if Manchester City can be caught]. I don’t have a crystal ball. But they fight for everything. They are not flying at the moment, and they really work hard for it. If they struggle, like maybe nobody with their quality has struggled before, then someone should be there to use it, but I don’t see it. Topics Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain described Philippe Coutinho as “the most professional person I’ve seen all season” after the Brazilian playmaker dazzled in the comfortable victory at Bournemouth to thrust Liverpool back into the Premier League’s top four.Coutinho, whose start to the season was hampered by illness and a back injury after Barcelona failed with three bids to buy him, opened the scoring for the visitors, struck the woodwork from a free-kick and set up Roberto Firmino for the fourth as Jürgen Klopp’s team ran riot. Barcelona are expected to test Liverpool’s resolve to retain the 25-year-old next month but, when that matter was raised in a post-match interview, Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to intervene. Bournemouth Share on Messenger Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Giroud facing familiar top-four fight at Chelsea

first_imgTransfers Bournemouth beating proves Chelsea new boy Giroud faces familiar top-four fight Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 06:06 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Olivier Giroud Chelsea Bournemouth Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Eden Hazard Olivier Giroud Morata Bournemouth FC AFC Bournemouth Premier League Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth Opinion The new arrival from Arsenal was powerless as the Blues suffered a shock 3-0 loss that saw them slip to fourth in the Premier League Olivier Giroud’s deadline-day move from Arsenal to Chelsea has not affected his situation that much at all. He has merely moved from one London club that been content with a top-four finish and a good cup run for years to another with similarly declining ambitions. That was made painfully clear to the Frenchman, as he watched Chelsea pummeled 3-0 by Bournemouth on deadline day. Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and ex-Chelsea man Nathan Ake were all on target as the Blues were embarrassed 3-0 by Bournemouth in their own backyard, underlining that Antonio Conte’s side are so far away from league leaders Manchester City that they may as well be playing in a different league.  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 Giroud sta next to Alvaro Morata and fellow new signing Emerson Palmieri as his new side did their best impression of his old side, turning in a performance devoid of quality and heart.After beginning the season hoping to retain their Premier League title, Chelsea will now just be happy to qualify for the Champions League, with this defeat having seen them drop to fourth in the table, behind Liverpool on goal difference, and just two points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham, who recorded an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United on the same evening. The Blues have performed well in the transfer market in January, adding three major signings at a cost of around £58m but Ross Barkley was so poor against Bournemouth that he was subbed in the 52nd minute. On a dreadful night for Conte, defender Andreas Christensen went off injured with what looked like a hamstring injury, while a number of star players underperformed as the Italian’s squad looked too tired to even make a fight of a contest with a bottom-half side.Indeed, the good work done off the field in January has not been matched on it, with nine games in 28 days clearly having taken its toll on the players.The market has also proven a distraction. Conte had prepared for the visit of Bournemouth with Michy Batshuayi in contention to start up front but then saw him join Borussia Dortmund on loan without Giroud having been signed in time to replace the Belgian in attack.As a result, Conte had to give a Premier League debut to 17-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi as he looked to try to turn the game around in the second half.Unsurprisingly, it didn’t work and Chelsea’s miserable January has significantly hurt their hopes of finishing the season well. It is Arsenal, and not the Blues, who will battle Man City for the Carabao Cup, while Man City are now almost certain to take their Premier League crown, with Pep Guardiola’s side presently 18 points clear of the defending champions. Junior Stanislas Chelsea BournemouthOf course, Chelsea made three signings in January and City just the one. However, it is worth noting that Aymeric Laporte cost the runaway league leaders £57 million, as much as all three of Chelsea’s acquisitions combined. In short, the Blues are miles behind City both on and off the pitch and Conte can’t be the only one to blame for that fact.For the most part, he has done a good job this season and it is worth noting that Bournemouth’s win was the first by an away team at Stamford Bridge since Man City dominated Chelsea back in September. If Conte achieves the top four, then Chelsea have had an adequate season but it is one that will remind Giroud of his playing days at Arsenal and that is a damning indictment of how standards have dropped in west London since last summer.last_img read more

Kentucky’s Players Given Custom Kobe 10’s For SEC Tournament, NCAA Tournament

first_imgA behind-the-basket shot of Rupp Arena during a game.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Saturday, Kentucky capped off an undefeated regular season with a victory over rival Florida. As the team continues to march toward the goal of a 40-0 campaign, the players will be sporting some new gear in the postseason. Monday, Kentucky’s equipment Twitter account unveiled a photo of the new Kobe 10’s that the Wildcats will be wearing for both the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. They’re customized with “Kentucky” written on the inside.Players are getting custom Kobe 10s for the @KentuckyMBB post-season run from @nikebasketball! #31notdone #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/E969CjIP7U— UK Equipment Staff (@UKequipment) March 9, 2015Duke was also given customized versions of the same shoe earlier this week.Friday, Kentucky, which earned a double-bye in the SEC Tournament, will get the winner of Alabama vs. Florida.last_img read more

Game Times, Channels Have Been Released For Week 9 Of The College Football Season

first_imgA closeup of a Nike Vapor Elite football sitting on a football field.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)This past weekend of college football was fantastic, as many upsets occurred in each major conference on Saturday. While fans are preparing for another excellent slate of games in Week 8, the kickoff times for most contests in Week 9 are out, and it should excite the majority of the nation.Each Monday, the five major college football conferences release the kickoff times and channels for the games scheduled two weeks ahead.Now, let’s look at the game times and channels for every ‘Power 5’ game in Week 9.Here is what we have so far:Thursday, October 25Baylor at West Virginia: 7:00 p.m. ET, FS1Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNFriday, October 26Miami at Boston College: 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNIndiana at Minnesota: 8:00 p.m. ET, FS1Utah at UCLA: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPNSaturday, October 27Vanderbilt at Arkansas: Noon, SEC NetworkClemson at Florida State: Noon, ABC or ESPNWake Forest at Louisville: Noon, Regional Sports NetworkPurdue at Michigan State: NoonTexas Tech at Iowa State: Noon, ESPN2Wisconsin at Northwestern: NoonNorth Carolina at Virginia: 12:20 p.m. ET, Raycom SportsTCU at Kansas: 3:00 p.m. ET, FS1Duke at Pitt: 3:30 p.m. ET, Regional Sports NetworkIllinois at Maryland: 3:30 p.m. ET, BTNIowa at Penn State: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPNKansas State at Oklahoma: 2:30 p.m. ET, FOXFlorida vs. Georgia: 3:30 p.m. ET, CBSKentucky at Missouri: 4:00 p.m. ET, SEC NetworkTexas A&M at Mississippi State: 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNTennessee at South Carolina: 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC NetworkTexas at Oklahoma State: 8:00 p.m. ET, ABCOregon at Arizona: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPNWashington at Cal: 6:30 p.m. ET, FS1NC State at Syracuse: Six-day hold, ABC or ESPNWashington State at Stanford: 7:00 p.m. ET, Pac-12 NetworkArizona State at USC: 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ABCOregon State at Colorado: TBDBethune-Cookman at Nebraska: Noon ET, BTNWe will update you with any more info on these game times as it comes in.last_img read more

Alabama Star Says Team Was “Fatigued” Heading Into Clemson Game

first_imgNick Saban speaks to media after Alabama football's national championship loss to Clemson.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the press conference after his teams 44-16 loss to the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)It has been nearly a month since the Alabama Crimson Tide were blown out by Clemson in the national title game. However, there are still all kinds of questions swirling as to how the previously undefeated team got beaten so badly. Former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs thinks he has an idea of why the game played out the way it did.In an interview with PFT Live on Wednesday, Jacobs claimed that the team may have been lacking energy and might have been “mentally fatigued” heading into the game.“Honestly, I know it might sound cliché… but, before the game, you could feel it was gonna be a rough one,” Jacobs said, adding that he had that feeling in the locker room. “Not only young players trying to feel the vibe of big games, being able to play so long after a certain amount of time it kind of wears on you, especially when you play great teams week-in and week-out you get everybody’s best shot it kind of wears on you.“I think the team was just mentally fatigued. … For the most part, I think people were just fatigued.”It’s a surprising admission from a Nick Saban-led team.Alabama ran through the regular season with an undefeated record before taking down Georgia in the SEC title game and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.Alabama went on to lose the national title game, 44-16, and was shut out of the second half. It was one of the largest margins of defeat for Alabama since Nick Saban took over in 2007.Jacobs led the Crimson Tide in rushing touchdowns with 11. He finished the season third in rushing yards (640), third in yards from scrimmage (887), and tied for first in total touchdowns (14).After the season, Jacobs decided to forego his senior year to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.last_img read more

Joel Klatt Says There Are 10 College Football Playoff Contenders

first_img Alabama, Auburn, Georgia LSU in the SECOhio State, Wisconsin and Penn StateOklahoma and Texas in the Big 12Clemson in the ACCNumber of @CFBPlayoff contenders in each conference currentlySEC: 4 (Florida is not legit folks)B1G: 3Big 12: 2ACC: 1 (awful outside of Clemson)Pac 12: 0— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 22, 2019There aren’t any huge College Football Playoff-implicated games this weekend, though Ohio State does face a potentially dangerous Nebraska team in Lincoln on Saturday night.The following weekend gives us Florida-Auburn, Michigan-Iowa and Ohio State-Michigan State. Joel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtThe 2019 college football season is now one month old, as we’re four weeks into the regular season. The College Football Playoff picture is starting to take shape.FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt said on Sunday that he believes there are 10 legitimate College Football Playoff contenders right now.Klatt outlined the numbers for each conference:SEC: 4 (Florida is not legit folks) B1G: 3 Big 12: 2 ACC: 1 (awful outside of Clemson) Pac 12: 0Klatt didn’t name every team, but it’s fair to assume it’s:last_img read more

Land Rover is Finally Bringing Its Next-Generation Defender to the U.S.

first_imgPrevious Next Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Finally! For what seems like forever, United States-based overlanders, mudders, off-roaders, and crawlers have been pleading, begging, and lamenting to Land Rover to bring the brand’s Defender to our shores. The off-road legend has been forbidden fruit, a relic of the Old World that’s nigh unkillable, making it the perfect go-anywhere-mobile for those with deep enough wallets to bring over older iterations. Now, however, everyone will get a chance as Land Rover will bring the next generation to the U.S., legally.Little is known about the upcoming Defender. From the captured spy shots and the pictures released by Land Rover, the new Defender will retain the boxy design the previous generation is revered for, which made it the iconic off-roader it is. Other than that, details are scarce. Engine options, interior design, and pricing are still a bit away. What Land Rover has released are scant tantalizing details. Testing, for instance, is composed of a vast array of surfaces, and Land Rover’s team has also subjected the upcoming SUV to temperatures that range from minus-40 to 120-plus degrees Fahrenheit. Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App What else we know is that this Defender is the first true full redesign since the Defender’s introduction 70 years ago. Past generations, according to Land Rover, went through evolutionary changes, rather than revolutionary. The new Defender will buck that seven-decade trend.center_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts 1 of 18 This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected “There are a handful of automobiles that are beloved around the world and stand for a brand, a country and a distinct way of life. The Land Rover Defender is such a singular vehicle,” says Kim McCullough, vice president of marketing for Jaguar Land Rover North America. “On behalf of Land Rover and our retailers, we are proud to announce the voices of American and Canadian customers has been heard: The all-new Defender will be for sale here starting in 2020. This announcement is a holiday gift to our Defender fans in North America and a hint of what’s to come in the New Year.”Land Rover is still in the process of testing the new Defender around the world but promises its debut sometime this year, and as mentioned before, will go on sale next year. Stay tuned. Until then, here’s what’s in store for 2019.last_img read more

Premier Removes Andrew Younger From Cabinet and Caucus

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil has removed Environment Minister and Dartmouth East MLA Andrew Younger from both cabinet and caucus, effective immediately. The decision follows facts that came to the attention of the premier late in the day today, Nov. 5. The premier is appointing Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey as acting Environment Minister. A permanent replacement will be named at a later date. -30-last_img

Investments Support Creative Businesses in Exporting

first_imgStudio 21 Fine Art Gallery will sell Nova Scotia art works in Toronto, Miami and New York this year and next thanks to export funding support from the Creative Industries Fund. The Halifax-based art gallery is only one of many enterprises across Nova Scotia’s creative industries to receive funding under the new program. The $56,353 investment will help Studio 21 increase sales of Nova Scotia’s artists into the American and international market. Musician Mo Kenney and fine craft producer Larch Wood Canada are also among those receiving investments. “The province is partnering with our artists, musicians and fine craft producers so we can help them increase sales outside our borders,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We have so many talented artists and artisans. We want to help them grow their businesses and allow others to experience Nova Scotia’s artistic excellence.” Studio 21 plans to attend two international art fairs and to upgrade its website. In previous years, the gallery has sold works by emerging and established artists from Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. “This investment is allowing us to reach new potential buyers in Toronto, where we’ve had success, and to grow into the American market,” said Deborah Carver, director, Studio 21 Fine Art Gallery. “Art fairs are now where everyone buys art – corporations, private collectors and institutions. The fairs offer huge export opportunities, and assistance with the upfront cost allows a small business to export the work of Nova Scotia artists.” The Creative Industries Fund supports creative producers looking to build on their success in exporting outside Nova Scotia. Many of them sell in other parts of Canada, but a large number also sell around the world. Record producers, artist managers, book publishers, cultural organizations, clothing and product designers, textile artists, and performing artists have all applied to the fund. Mo Kenney is an award-winning Nova Scotia singer-songwriter. She will use the investments to help grow her business in international markets where she has achieved some profile. This project is the first step in laying the groundwork for an upcoming release in the U.K. and Europe. Larch Wood Canada will introduce a new product to potential buyers at four upcoming wholesale trade shows in addition to their current offerings of cutting board designs and custom countertops. Nova Scotia’s Creative Industries Fund is available to businesses, not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises operating in the creative industries. At $2 million, it offers financial support to music, publishing, craft, visual arts, performing arts, and design enterprises. Information about the Creative Industries Fund and how to apply for it is available at novascotia.ca/programs/creative-industries-fundlast_img read more