20 days agoArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeing

first_imgArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeingby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits he’s never been to central London despite signing this summer.The full-back moved from boyhood club Celtic to join the Gunners and since then, has had to cope with the transition with moving from Glasgow to London.The defender said: “Coming to London has been a huge change for me.“I’m a home boy who has always stayed with my parents and now I’ve come to a new country and a massive city.“I’m living on my own for the first time and it’s not been great. I need to cook every night and I’m still learning how to do that. But I’ll get there.“People back home ask me ‘what’s London like?’ But I have no idea because I’ve never been into the city.“I train, I work hard, I go home to recover and I train the next day. It’s just a simple life and I put everything into football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatment

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatmentby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has hit out at France coach Didier Deschamps and his medical team over their handling of N’Golo Kante.Kante will miss Chelsea’s home game against Newcastle due to a groin problem and Lampard was clearly frustrated that his midfielder, who has also been dogged by knee, ankle and hamstring issues this season, was not sent home from international duty sooner.Kante was ruled out of France’s first game after picking up the problem in the warm-up before their 1-0 win in Iceland.Lampard said: “We didn’t get him [Kante] back until after the second game [Turkey] and he’s not fit for Saturday.”Before the international break, I know Didier Deschamps mentioned in jest a little bit about Olivier Giroud and that was obviously quite light-hearted and I get it, we all have our selection problems and he had his in the two games.”But the Kante one was not a laughing matter because we communicated before the last international break because he was injured so couldn’t go.”Let’s think what benefits the player, he didn’t go, we both agreed on that. That’s how things should work.”After the first game when he pulled out, he then had a fitness test the day before the second game, it was clear that he couldn’t play.”He then sat on the bench on the evening of the game, so that’s not communication, so it’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.”And it’s more for Kante himself because he’s not an inexperienced player, he’s been around the block, he’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player. I think that probably could have been handled better for sure.”Our doctors were speaking and there were some times when things weren’t coming back to us when I would expect them to come back – that’s what I mean about communication.”Even though we joked about the communication from the time before, that was much better to deal with it, as opposed to not.”We got a player back a bit later. I understand when players are on international duty, they are their player as such but it was quite clear he wasn’t fit to play.”From our point of view we would have wanted him back to work on him but it’s been and gone and as with every international player I will try and have open lines of communication with every manager for both our sake’s.”Kante, for instance, the first squad, nobody would have benefited from him going – me, him or France.”We have to think about the long-term and the care of the player as well so that’s sometimes a bit of a grey area.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11W Pays Homage To Ezekiel Elliott With An “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” T-Shirt

first_imgEzekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Back on January 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world when they knocked off the No. 1-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott ran all over Alabama, racking up 230 yards on just 20 carries. His most important run came late in the fourth quarter, as he broke off an 85-yard score with his team ahead by less than a touchdown.The guys over at Eleven Warriors have put together an incredible tee shirt to commemorate the play. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South”, and it features a graphic of the play diagram. Check it out:Here’s a clip of the play, if you haven’t seen it before. Ohio State fans certainly have.You can pick one up here. We imagine that there won’t be too many orders coming from the Yellowhammer state.last_img read more

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Shows Off New ACC Football Patches On Tar Heels’ New Jerseys

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the Military Appreciation Day game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Idaho Vandals during play at Kenan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Much of North Carolina football’s 2015 uniforms is new. The uniforms themselves are new, with the argyle pattern getting added to the collar of the Tar Heels’ jerseys. The ACC Football patches are new, too. Here they are: View of @theACCfootball patches on the new @TarHeelFootball jerseys. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/PLrlTdEHHe— Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) June 9, 2015North Carolina will debut its new jerseys Sept. 3 against South Carolina.last_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more

Minnesota’s QB Says Michigan State Has Big Ten’s Worst Visiting Locker Room

first_imgMichigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.InstagramGoing on the road in the Big Ten is never a treat – between the travel, the team’s opposing fans and the shoddy facilities. But according to Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner, one program’s visiting locker room situation is worse than the rest.Leidner was asked which program has the worst locker room in the Big Ten, and his answer was Michigan State. He claims the stalls don’t have doors. Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press captured the quote.#Gophers QB Mitch Leidner was asked today about worst #B1G visiting locker room. Michigan State, he said. Reason: no doors on toilet stalls.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) July 26, 2016It’s hard to disagree with Leidner, if what he’s saying is true.Luckily for Leidner, he won’t have to deal with the situation again. He’s a senior, and Minnesota doesn’t play Michigan State in 2016.last_img read more

Gerrard: Talk of succeeding Klopp is presumptuous

first_imgSteven Gerrard says it is “presumptuous” to suggest he could succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and claimed he has “no divine right” to manage the Premier League leaders due to his success as a player at Anfield.Gerrard leads Rangers into the second Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday after moving to Scotland in May to take up his first senior managerial position, ending a 28-year association with the Merseyside club.The 38-year-old failed to win a Premier League title with Liverpool – coming closest in 2014 – but the Reds are on course to land England’s biggest domestic prize this season after establishing a six-point lead at the summit. Article continues below 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? Much of the Reds’ success has been attributed to the astute leadership of Klopp and Gerrard has dismissed suggestions he would be the German’s natural successor when he moves on.He told The Telegraph: “Liverpool have one of the best managers in the world and are flying high. Just because you have been a successful player does not mean you have the divine right to be next in the queue.”Just because you are popular with the fans it does not make you the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he goes.”It is very presumptuous. It is also disrespectful to Rangers given the size of this club and everything they have gone through to just assume I have come here to learn and use it as a stepping stone to Liverpool. I do not see it like that, although that talk is something I cannot control.”Gerrard is more interested in closing the gap to Rangers’ arch-rivals Celtic, the winners of the last seven Scottish Premiership titles.The Gers are currently three points behind the Hoops in the league, having played a game more than the reigning champions.”I am desperate to be successful at Rangers,” he added.”I understand the size of the club, and how much the fans want success.”I am committed to it. I am giving everything I have got. Whether that leads to an extension here or on to a different challenge, I don’t know. That would depend on the challenge. But I do not see myself as someone who will end up managing 10 or 12 different clubs, going here there and everywhere and different countries.”Right now, I just don’t see that. And this job has all my attention.”Gerrard played under his Celtic counterpart Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool but concedes he cannot turn to the Northern Irishman for advice given the rivalry that exists between the clubs.”As my former manager he would have been someone I leaned on just starting in management,” he said.”I think it is difficult to do that now. Look, I had a good relationship when it was captain and manager but we never socialised beyond the training ground. You would exchange texts and speak, but it was not like you went for dinner or met for coffee.”Last week I was on the phone to Rafa (Benitez) and had a few conversations. I spoke to him for about 20 minutes, talking about certain teams. I have spoken to Gareth Southgate while doing my pro-licence. I still speak to [LFC academy director] Alex Inglethorpe quite a bit, so yes, Brendan would also have been one of those people. “Because of the rivalry he would not want to tell me anything and I would not want to tell him anything.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Pochettino wanted Pulisic at Spurs – Redknapp

first_imgTottenham were keen on signing Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic, but were priced out of a market which saw Chelsea complete a £58 million ($74m) deal, claims Harry Redknapp.The United States international has, at just 20 years of age, established a reputation as one of the finest young talents in world football.So impressive has his progress for club and country been over recent years that a scramble for his signature was always expected to be sparked at some stage. Article continues below 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? The current transfer window has seen an agreement finally reached, with Chelsea having moved quickly to fend off interest from domestic and European rivals to secure the services of a much sought-after talent.Pulisic will link up with the Blues over the summer, with his arrival at Stamford Bridge set to leave others disappointed – particularly Spurs, who opted not to bolster their ranks last summer and have now seen a potential winter target head elsewhere.Quizzed on whether he expects any January moves to be made by Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham boss Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I’ve got a feeling, I don’t think they will.“I heard they were interested in the boy who went to Chelsea [Pulisic]. He was on their radar but was too expensive.“I think they will stick with what they’ve got.”Danny Rose Christian Eriksen Dele Alli Tottenham Arsenal 191218Spurs have fared admirably this season despite bringing no fresh faces onto their books.They sit third in the Premier League table at present, with just six points separating them from leaders Liverpool.Redknapp believes a title bid may be beyond Pochettino’s side, but feels a top-four finish and a trophy are there to be shot at – with Tottenham preparing to open their FA Cup bid for 2019 against Tranmere before then turning their attention to a Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Chelsea.“It’s all become about the top four now,” Redknapp added.“No disrespect – we see the cup competitions, with the FA Cup teams get to the quarters and put half a reserve team out.“I think it would be nice to see Tottenham win a trophy. They should go for it.“Chelsea next week – that’s a big game. Go to a final, go win a trophy.”last_img read more

Associated Press Names College Football’s Coach Of The Year

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and 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)The Associated Press announced on Sunday the three finalists for college football’s head coach of the year award. The three finalists – Alabama’s Nick Saban, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and UCF’s Josh Heupel.This afternoon, the AP announced its winner.Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly has taken home the award after leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season.“JUST IN: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year,” the AP announced.JUST IN: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year.— ABC 7 Sports (@ABC7Sports) December 17, 2018Kelly helped lead Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season that included wins over Michigan, Stanford and USC, among others.The Fighting Irish are set to play Clemson in the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

Disturbing Details Emerge From Star College Football RB’s Arrest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two weeks ago, one of the best young running backs in college football found himself in some legal trouble. According to a report from KU Sports.com, Kansas running back Pooka Williams was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of domestic battery.In the weeks following his arrest, new Kansas head coach Les Miles suspended Williams from team activities.On Thursday afternoon, details of his alleged incident with his former girlfriend were released. According to a report from the Kansas City Star, the woman alleges Williams punched her in the stomach.Here are more details from the report:According to the affidavit, a KU police officer interviewed the 18-year-old alleged victim at around 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 6. The female stated “she was punched in the stomach, as well as grabbed by the throat” by Williams at Stouffer Apartments on campus the previous day.Williams remains indefinitely suspended from the Kansas football program and has a court date set for January 9.The star running back was the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 55,900: Specs, launch details

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 10:22 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung has officially announced the Galaxy S10 series for the Indian market.The Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ will go on sale in India starting Friday, March 8.The Galaxy S10 also comes with a new Bixby Vision specifically designed for IndiaSamsung has officially announced the Galaxy S10 series for the Indian market. The Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ were first announced globally in February at Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 21. Since its announcement, the Galaxy S10 trio have been available for pre-orders in the country, and on Wednesday the company announced that the phones will go on sale starting Friday, March 8.The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are the high-end flagships that offer all the premium trimmings that includes an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, triple cameras, curved Infinity-O displays, reverse wireless charging and the Exynos 9820 chipset along with the new One UI software. The Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s iPhone XR in a sense as it loses gets a side fingerprint sensor, dual cameras and a flat Infinity-O display in order to keep the price point more affordable.Samsung Galaxy S10 series price and launch offersSamsung Galaxy S10e is the most affordable of the three flagships with a price of Rs 55,900. It comes in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism Black and Prism White colours.The Galaxy S10 comes in two variants – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB. The base model is priced at Rs 66,900, while the top-end variant costs Rs 84,900. The Galaxy S10+ starts at Rs 73,900 for the base model with 8GB/128GB configuration and Rs 91,900 for the 8GB/512GB variants. There is also a ultra high-end model with 12GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of internal storage that costs a cool Rs 1,17,900. This top variant will be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colours.advertisementFor customers who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S10, deliveries will begin from Wednesday, March 6. The Galaxy S10 series will be available for buying via Samsung.com/in, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Tata CLiQ and select retail outlets across India starting Friday, March 8. Airtel Store will also offer the S10 with bundles plans. The Galaxy Buds will be available for Rs 9,990.Samsung Galaxy S10 series specificationsThe Galaxy S10 trio come with Infinity-O punch-hole Dynamic AMOLED displays, but they differ in size. The Galaxy S10e offers a 5.8-inch flat display with a FHD+ (2280×1440) resolution, while the Galaxy S10 and S10+ sport 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) displays, respectively. All three phones come with 19:9 aspect ratios with slim bezels all around as well as support with HDR10+.The Galaxy S10e and S10+ get a single circular cutout for the selfie camera, but the S10+ gets a wide, pill-shaped hole for dual selfie cameras. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with a new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor that uses sound waves to register your fingerprint for better security and accuracy. The S10e on the other hand gets a side fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button. The Galaxy S10 phones run on the latest Exynos 9820 chipset based on an 8nm process. The affordable S10e comes with 6GB of RAM, while the S10 gets 8GB of RAM and the S10+ is offered with up to 12GB of RAM. All three phones will ship with the latest One UI based on Android Pie, which brings features like system-wide Dark Mode and a redesigned UI for easier one-handed use.The regular S10 and the S10+ both come with the same triple camera setups, which includes a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The S10e gets a dual camera system with the same 12MP wide-angle and 16MP ultra wide-angle cameras as the regular S10, but minus the telephoto camera. The Galaxy S10 series is also the first to support video recording in HDR10+. The camera apps come with a dedicated Instagram mode that let’s you quickly share what you capture on the social media platform.The Galaxy S10 and S10e offer a 10MP f/1.9 selfie cameras, while the S10+ gets dual selfie cameras with a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 depth camera with support for Live Focus. The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ come with a 3,100mAh, 3,400mAH and 4,100mAh batteries, respectively. All three devices support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Connectivity options on the Galaxy S10 series includes Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port. The S10 is also the world’s first smartphone to support Wi-Fi 6. The Galaxy S10 also comes with a new Bixby Vision specifically designed for India as Samsung partners with fashion e-commerce store Myntra. Speaking of Bixby, the S10 phones come with a dedicated Bixby button that can now be remapped as well.advertisementSamsung also announced the India availability of the new Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones, Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and Galaxy Fit band. The former comes with new high efficiency chipset allows for upto 6 hours of playback on a single charge, adaptive dual microphones, and the case can be charged wirelessly on the back of the S10. The Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit are fitness trackers that offer a variety of activity tracking, sleep tracking and stats.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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow android Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 55,900: Specs, launch detailsSamsung Galaxy S10, S10+ are high-end flagships that offer all the premium trimmings like ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, triple cameras, curved Infinity-O displays, reverse wireless charging and Exynos 9820 chipset.advertisementlast_img read more

Sarfraz Ahmed’s remarks cast doubts on Mohammad Amir’s World Cup selection

first_imgSarfraz Ahmed’s remarks cast doubts on Mohammad Amir’s World Cup selectionSince the Champions Trophy final at the Oval in 2017 when he produced a match-winning spell of 3 for 16, Amir, 26, has not taken more than a wicket in 14 ODIsadvertisement Press Trust of India KarachiApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 15:52 IST 2019 Cricket World Cup: Mohmmad Amir has been struggling to be consistent for Pakistan in the recent past (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmir was dropped after just 1 match in the 5-match ODI series against Australia in UAEMohammad Amir has hit an average of around 85 per wicket in these 14 gamesPakistan’s World Cup squad is likely to be announced on April 18Mohammad Amir’s World Cup selection has been thrown into uncertainty after captain Sarfraz Ahmed expressed concerns over the experienced left-arm pacer’s inability to take wickets in One-day Internationals.”When your main strike bowler is not taking wickets regularly obviously it causes concern to the captain,” Sarfaraz told a television channel.Since the Champions Trophy final at the Oval in 2017 when he produced a match-winning spell of 3 for 16, Amir, 26, has not taken more than a wicket in 14 ODIs and has also gone without a wicket in nine of these matches.Even he has hit an average of around 85 per wicket in these 14 games and even his pace and strike rate has gone down in Test matches.The selectors are due to announce the Pakistan World Cup squad on April 18 and sources say that they are likely to announce 17 to 18 players to go to England on April 23.”Pakistan is due to play a five-match ODI series against England besides some matches against English counties in May and since every country has to give final shape to its 15-member World Cup squad by 23rd May, the selectors might want to have a final look at Amir before deciding on whether he plays in the mega-event or not,” a source said.Sarfraz agreed that there had not only been a drastic cut in the strike rate for Amir but his pace had also come down.”I can’t say whether he (Amir) will be in the World Cup squad or not but our minds are clear about our plans and when the squad is announced everyone will know,” the Pakistan skipper added.advertisementThe source confirmed that Amir’s selection is dicey since even the head coach Mickey Arthur and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood seem to have lost faith in him making a comeback.”Arthur has backed Amir all through this time but with more pace options available now, he is having second thoughts about reposing faith in Amir in the big event,” the source claimed.Amir, who has played 36 Tests, 50 ODIs and 43 T20 Internationals in a career blighted by the 2010 spot-fixing scandal and subsequent five-year ban, was publicly criticised by Sarfraz along with the other bowlers during the Test series in South Africa in January.The criticism stung Amir, who had walked out off a press conference during the series when asked about his captain’s thoughts about his bowling and performances.Amir was also dropped after just one match in the recent five-match ODI series against Australia in UAE.Also Read | Andre Russell explains six-hitting spree: Don’t eat anything special, my mind’s freeAlso Read | Shah Rukh Khan hails ‘Baahubali’ Andre Russell after KKR’s stunning victory vs RCBAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Sarfraz AhmedFollow Mohammad AmirFollow 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

Indian women to tour Australia for A series in December

first_img Press Trust of India MelbourneMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 16:24 IST India A will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against Australia A in Brisbane and Gold Coast respectively (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia women’s A team will tour Australia in December 2019India will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches on the tourThis is the first time that India will send their A team to AustraliaIndia women’s A team will embark on its maiden tour to Australia in December this year for a limited-overs series, Cricket Australia confirmed Friday.The series is a part of an agreement between CA and BCCI to host annual A series between the two nations.The first such series was held in October last year, when Australia A toured India for an ODI and T20 series.During the tour, India A will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches in Brisbane and Gold Coast respectively starting December 12.The three ODIs between India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ will be played in Brisbane on December 12, 14 and 16 while the T20 matches will be hosted by Gold Coast December 19, 21 and 23.”Hosting the first A tour for our female cricketers is another important step in the evolution of the National Talent Pathway,” Australia’s Female High Performance Manager Shawn Flegler said in a statement.”A lot of work has gone into the women’s pathway and we’ve already seen numerous players come through the system and show they are capable to taking the next step to international level.”We now have annual tours for our Australia Under 19 team, the Women’s National Performance Squad is in its third year and now being able to schedule regular Australia A tours, both at home and away is the icing on the cake.Also Read | India sleeping giants of women’s cricket, says Australia coachFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Indian women’s teamFollow Tour of AustraliaFollow India A teamFollow India vs AustraliaFollow a series Indian women to tour Australia for A series in DecemberThe India women’s A team will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches against Australia, for the first time in their history.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: India look to solve batting woes in 2nd warm-up vs Bangladesh

first_img Press Trust of India CardiffMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 10:52 IST Indian batsmen were troubled by the seam and swing movement in the first warm-up game vs New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia were comprehensively beaten by 6 wickets by New Zealand in their 1st warm-up matchIndia’s primary objective during the practice games is to fix their middle-order problemsVijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav are expected to play a part in the 2nd warm-up tie vs BangladeshThe top-order will ideally like an extended session in the middle but injured Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar’s lack of game time will certainly be a bigger worry for India ahead of their final World Cup warm-up game against Bangladesh here Tuesday.The top-heavy Indian line-up flattered to deceive in bowling-friendly conditions at the Oval as Trent Boult troubled them with both swing and seam movement.The six-wicket defeat against New Zealand, however, won’t be a big worry for Virat Kohli as he has some bigger issues to take care of.Kohli is bound to be a worried man if Jadhav and Shankar are unable to get a decent hit against Mashrafe Mortaza’s men before facing a tricky opposition like South Africa in its tournament opener at Southampton on June 4.India’s primary objective during the practice games is to fix their middle-order problems but the two protagonists, who are likely to fill in the important Nos 4 and 6 in the tournament proper, have not fully recovered from their respective injuries.#TeamIndia out and about in Cardiff ahead of the 2nd warm-up game at #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CLQwPDOnypBCCI (@BCCI) May 27, 2019While Kedar injured his left shoulder during the IPL, Shankar was hit in the nets by a Khaleel Ahmed short ball.This, however, is a Godsend opportunity for KL Rahul to score some useful runs against an attack comprising Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahaman, Rubel Hossain and Shakib al Hasan and cement the No 4 slot. Unless Ravi Shastri and Kohli decide to promote Dinesh Karthik and check him out.advertisementHe was hit on the forearm at The Oval and we are delighted to see @vijayshankar260 back in the nets. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/p4l3IWZGGMBCCI (@BCCI) May 27, 2019Shakib is recovering from a niggle and Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes expects him to play a pivotal role in the Tigers’ campaign.Rohit and Shikhar, who have enjoyed a decent amount of success against Bangladesh, won’t mind some runs which is always a confidence booster ahead of the main event.If the conditions in Cardiff remain overcast, playing out a testing first spell of Mustafizur or Rubel will certainly keep the top-order batsmen in good stead.Apart from Rahul, the other player who will like to assert himself in the middle will be Ravindra Jadeja, who was the only saving grace in the first warm-up game.While Jadeja’s core strength remains batting, his accurate bowling and razor-sharp fielding will keep Jadhav on toes once he gets a hundred per cent fit.An interesting move in the first game was to send Hardik Pandya at No 5 ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who literally struggled in tough batting conditions scoring 17 off 42 balls.If Hardik is seen as an enforcer at No 5 and Dhoni as a finisher at No 6, the second down slot will become all the more pivotal in the larger context as Rahul, Karthik or Shankar, whoever fits in will have to play the role of a sheet anchor.The bowlers did a decent job in the first outing with both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami being sharp and economical but a good spell from Kuldeep Yadav is likely to keep him in good head space after a dismal IPL.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep YadavBangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Raaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Also Read | Watch: Dhoni’s guest appearance on Chahal TV, Kuldeep listens to Kishore Kumar songsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar back in nets ahead of 2nd warm-up after injury scareAlso Read | Virat Kohli captain on paper but MS Dhoni on ground: Suresh RainaFor 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 World Cup 2019: India look to solve batting woes in 2nd warm-up vs BangladeshThe top-heavy Indian batting line-up flattered to deceive in bowling-friendly conditions at the Oval as Trent Boult troubled them with both swing and seam movement in the first warm-up game.advertisementlast_img read more

Why recruit sportspersons when they make no efforts to publicise Air India, ask employees

Pankaj Upadhyay MumbaiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 01:59 IST Employees are angry alleging that even at a time when there is shortage of manpower sportspersons are granted long leaves | File photo from REUTERSHIGHLIGHTSAir India employees say they have, on numerous occasions, raised objections to this practiceThey allege that the sports department in Air India has become an avenue for promotionsA letter demands long leaves obtained should be investigated by vigilance departmentNational carrier Air India recruits sportspersons under the sports quota.After Air India hit an acute financial crisis, the employees of the national carrier have put forth a demand saying that sports section should be restricted till the company is out of its crisis as the sports section incurs expenditure running into crores which is a burden on the company.The employees said that given the financial crisis of Air India, the company should work judiciously; especially when essential facilities given to the staff are being stopped or curtailed.The letter comes in the wake of the RTI revelations which have yet again started a heated debate if Air India is justified in these appointments and spending when it is going through a financial crisis.RTI reply by Air India Sports Promotional Board on August 8, 2018, reveals that there are a total 203 sportspersons employed with Air India from various games like hockey, cricket, football, kabaddi, badminton, chess, shooting, tennis, carom, judo, golf and swimming.Air India employees say that they have, on numerous occasions, raised objections to this practice.They allege that the sports department in Air India has become an avenue for promotions.”There are many sports persons who are indulging in private business. They take leave even for events. A kabaddi player takes leave for KPL. They even coach private teams at Air India’s expense. They take sports leave at the drop of a hat for personal events. Even for cultural activities they don’t report to work,” an employee said on condition of anonymity.advertisementIndia Today TV is now in the possession of a letter written by the President of Federation of All India Service Engineers Association (AISEA) and Air India Employees Guild (AIEG) to the Secretary Civil Aviation and CMD Air India.The letter complains on how the national carrier is spending on sportsmen and cultural activities despite huge losses to the company.The President of AISEA and AIEG in the letter says that the employees on many occasions have highlighted/objected to the issue with the management.He charges the Air India officials of making efforts to suppress the information with regards to the details on sportspersons.”It was only on the orders of the CIC that the said information was provided to the applicant.” the letter read.”It can be noted that the said 203 sportsmen have been benefiting from the largesse of the company but the company in return has not derived any major benefit by recruiting these sportsmen. It is a matter of record that they are being recruited on supernumerary posts. In none of the major sports events both national and international we see these sports persons carrying the Air India logo/banner but have the names of other sponsors boldly displayed on their sports gear. They forget that it was Air India that gave them the break in terms of bread and butter, but have made no attempt to publicise it,” the letter added.The letter further says that these sportspersons recruited barely attend to work under the guise of practice or events in which too there is no publicity for Air India. The only place where Air India gets publicity is when there is a tournament amongst the public sector undertakings or amongst the airlines.Former Air India Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava said, “Air India had introduced this policy to give global exposure to budding sportsmen when corporate patronage was a rare phenomenon and sportsmen were not well paid. The policy needed a change as more corporates came in and players in some games started earning in crores and Air India’s own finances worsened. Most players like cricketers, don’t undertake publicity assignments for the airline because they are tied up with other sponsors. Regrettably, neither successive management have asked them to contribute nor have sportsmen felt any obligation towards the company, barring a few exceptions.”The employees are also angry alleging that even at a time when there is shortage of manpower the sportspersons are granted long leaves for participating in private events and also for undertaking their private business which has no publicity value for Air India.Aviation expert Mohan Ranganathan said, “During the 70s, 80s and 90s, sportspersons, especially in Hockey, did bring in publicity and also spent time working as flight pursers, etc. The shift to having sportsmen who are doing no work is making it a worthless expenditure of tax payers money.”The letter demands that the long leaves obtained should be investigated by the vigilance department as they are a burden on the scarce resources of the company.advertisementAir India refused to comment on the matter.Also Read | Air India issues caution notice to cabin crewAlso Read | Air India may ban pilots from bringing own food after fight over washing lunchboxAlso Watch | Bhangra for celebrating first Air India flight between Amritsar and Birmingham in 8 yearsGet 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 byMohak Gupta Next Why recruit sportspersons when they make no efforts to publicise Air India, ask employeesThe employees said that given the financial crisis of Air India, the company should work judiciously; especially when essential facilities given to the staff are being stopped or curtailed.advertisement read more

Never got settled in any IPL franchise: Yuvraj Singh

first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 15:55 IST Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket last month (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYuvraj Singh played for 6 different IPL franchises before announcing retirementYuvraj said he did not settle in whichever team he played forYuvraj singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket last monthIndia’s 2011 World Cup winning hero Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement last month, on Tuesday said he rues not getting settled in any side while playing the Indian Premier League (IPL).Yuvraj, who was the player of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, played for six different franchises in the cash-rich tournament and was part of two IPL winning teams Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Mumbai Indians this year.”I was never settled in whichever franchise I played for. I didn’t really get settled where you are made to play for one franchise or maybe two,” Yuvraj said while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 91st annual general meeting of the Indian Chambers of Commerce here.In the 2014 auctions, Yuvraj was the most expensive player of IPL history after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won an intense bid with Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 14 crore.”I almost joined KKR but last moment (in the auctions), I went to RCB. I probably had my best IPL season with RCB. It was unfortunate not to come to KKR,” he recalled.The left-hander was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s maiden and only IPL triumph in 2016 but the stylish all-rounder went unsold in the first round of bidding for this year’s IPL before being sold to eventual winners Mumbai at his base price of Rs 1 crore.”I can’t really complain about it. It was great working with all these teams. Being with Mumbai Indians and winning the championship, and also winning for Sunrisers was a great experience,” said Yuvraj, who played four matches for Mumbai this season.advertisementTalking about the inaugural World Twenty20, where he helped India win the title and smashed a record six sixes in a row against England pacer Stuart Broad, Yuvraj said: “The inaugural World Twenty in 2007 changed world cricket specially in T20. It was just my day. The fifth ball was a yorker and still I managed to hit that out of the park. It was my day.””It was a phenomenal tournament, it took cricket to the next level. Absolutely nobody was expecting us to win it. We played fearless cricket. We had a new captain. We lost a few crucial games and had to win all three to get to the finals. We just went and expressed ourselves,” he added.Read More | Yuvraj Singh retirement bash: Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Kaif, Sania Mirza in attendanceRead More | Yuvraj Singh tries to troll Jasprit Bumrah. India pacer makes smart comebackAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow IPL 2019 Never got settled in any IPL franchise: Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh, who played for six different franchises in his IPL career, said he did not really settle in any of the sides he had played for in the cash-rich tournament.advertisementlast_img read more

Sanjay Manjrekar disagrees with Sunil Gavaskar view on selectors and Virat Kohli captaincy

first_imgSanjay Manjrekar disagrees with Sunil Gavaskar view on selectors and Virat Kohli captaincyM.S.K Prasad led selection committee named Virat Kohli as captain of the team across all the three formats for the Windies tour that starts from August 3. However, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar questioned Kohli’s captaincy.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 23:44 IST Sunil Gavaskar had questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy for West Indies tour. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar had said Virat Kohli should have been formally re-elected as captain ahead of the West Indies tourHowever, Sanjay Manjrekar disagreed with Gavaskar on Kohli’s captaincyAfter World Cup 2019, there have been a debate over Virat Kohli’s role as captainSince India’s semi-final exit from the World Cup 2019, there have been numerous opinions on whether Virat Kohli should continue as the captain for India or should a new skipper be appointed for the national side.The ongoing debate has now been joined by cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. Manjrekar on Monday took to Twitter to show his disagreement with Sunil Gavaskar after the former India captain questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy for the West Indies tour.Gavaskar had said that Virat Kohli’s appointment as captain was till the World Cup 2019 and thus there should have been a formal meeting to re-appoint Kohli before the M.S.K Prasad led selection committee named Kohli as captain of the team across all the three formats for the Windies tour that starts from August 3.However, Manjrekar had a different view point and disagreed with Gavaskar on Virat Kohli’s captaincy.The commentator also pointed out that India’s performance at the World Cup 2019 was not below par as the Men in Blue lost just 2 matches in their campaign, including the narrow semi-final loss to New Zealand.”Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind did not put in a ‘much below par WC performance’, they won 7 lost two. Last one very narrowly. And integrity a far more important quality as selector than stature,” Manjrekar tweeted.Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind did not put in a much below par WC performance’, they won 7 lost two. Last one very narrowly. And integrity a far more important quality as selector than stature.advertisementSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 29, 2019Earlier, Gavaskar, in his column for Mid-Day, wrote, “That they selected the team for West Indies without first having a meeting to select the captain brings up the question of whether Virat Kohli is the captain of the team at his or the selection committee’s pleasure,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day.”To the best of our knowledge, his (Kohli’s) appointment was till the World Cup. After that, it was incumbent on the selectors to meet even if it was for five minutes for his reappointment,” he added.Gavaskar also went ahead and questioned the way Kohli is getting his choice of team.”Speaking of lame ducks, the Indian selection committee appears to be one. After the reappointment, he (captain) gets invited to the meeting for his views on selecting the players for the team. By bypassing the procedure, the message that goes out is that while the players like Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik get dropped after below expectation performance, the captain continues despite much below par expectations where the team did not even reach the finals,” Gavaskar said.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat Kohli captaincyFollow Sanjay ManjrekarFollow Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

Thailand Open: Rankireddy-Shetty enter semifinals, Sai Praneeth crashes out

first_imgThailand Open: Rankireddy-Shetty enter semifinals, Sai Praneeth crashes outIndia’s top-ranked men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made the semi-finals after beating South Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae in 3 games on Friday.advertisement Next Press Trust of India BangkokAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 19:30 IST Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty reached Thailand Open semi-finals. (Photo Credit: Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSatwik and Chirag reached the semi-final after a thrilling quarter-final winSai Praneeth, who reached the semifinals of last week’s Japan Open, surrendered 18-21 12-21 in the men’s singles quarterfinalsRankireddy and Ponnappa were no match for third seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of JapanIndia’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the men’s doubles semifinals but B Sai Praneeth crashed out of the men’s singles event at the Thailand Open here on Friday.While Rankireddy and Shetty registered a hard-fought win over qualifiers Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae of Korea, Sai Praneeth suffered a straight-game defeat against seventh seed Kenta Tsuneyama of Japan.After posing some challenges in the first game, Sai Praneeth, who reached the semifinals of last week’s Japan Open, surrendered 18-21 12-21 in the men’s singles quarterfinals.With Sai Praneeth’s exit, Indian challenge has ended in the men’s singles event.However, the unseeded Indian combination of Rankireddy and Shetty fought valiantly for exactly an hour to get past the Korean rivals 21-17 17-21 21-19 in a quarterfinal duel.The win was Rankireddy and Shetty’s maiden victory over the Korean pair.The 16th-ranked Indians will take on another Korean combo of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol in the semifinals on Saturday.However, it was curtains for Rankireddy in the quarterfinals of mixed doubles event as he and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in straight games to bow out of the tournament.Rankireddy and Ponnappa were no match for third seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of Japan, losing 13-21 15-21 in a lopsided encounter that lasted just 28 minutes.Also Read | Thailand Open 2019: Sai Praneeth progresses to quarter-finals, HS Prannoy exitsAlso Read | Thailand Open 2019: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out after 2nd round defeatsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Chirag ShettyFollow Thailand Open 2019last_img read more

The Wintersmiths Ice Baller

first_img How to Make a Whiskey Sour 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash Editors’ Recommendations The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States There are dozens of different ways to serve up a glass of whiskey — on the rocks, neat, on some whiskey stones, or even on those nifty little “balls of steel.” Each method has its merits, but if you enjoy just a slight bit of dilution (just a tiny bit!), we highly recommend you snag yourself an ice baller. Here’s why:Whiskey stones and steel balls work just fine for cooling down your drink, but they don’t give you that slight bit of dilution that most of us find desirable. They’re essentially just a cool-looking way to refrigerate your liquor without actually putting it in the fridge.The other method is to go the old-fashioned route and simply pour your whiskey (or scotch, or whatever) over some regular ice cubes. This tried-and-true technique will simultaneously cool and dilute your hooch, but more often than not, regular rocks will melt too quickly and make it too watery.If you find yourself struggling to find that perfect Goldilocks level of dilution, ice balls are the answer. Because they’ve got less surface area than a set of separate cubes, they melt more gradually, leaving you with the ideal water/whiskey ratio.Generally speaking, any old ice baller will do the trick, but if you want one that will turn some heads at parties, check out this one from Wintersmiths. Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter a couple years ago, the Wintersmiths Ice Baller is the only contraption of it’s kind that makes perfectly clear, perfectly spherical ice balls.Unlike other ice ballers, which typically require you to smash cubes into a spherical shape, Wintersmiths achieves such perfect ice balls by freezing water directionally, from bottom to top, with the help of a cleverly-designed silicon insert. The result is a flawless ball of ice that melts more slowly than a set of small cubes, and also dilutes your drinks to a lesser extent.Get your hands on one here.last_img read more

What to Drink When You’re Not Drinking: Seedlip, the World’s First Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit

first_img 7 of the Best Drink References in Music How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows You’ve been there before. We know we have. Thursday night, you’ve gone hard. Jäger shots and lemon drops until last call. Friday night, same deal. Saturday? You agree to go day drinking, which leads into a night out again. By Sunday, you need to go to brunch , but no matter your constitution, you probably feel tired at this point, like you want to give up. But no, you can’t. You won’t.If you won’t, then there are certain challenges. What are you supposed to drink when everyone else is drinking? Well, if this British company has anything to do with it, you’ll be drinking Seedlip.Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. Yes, you read right. Non-alcoholic distilled spirit. We know, this sounds confusing. But, it’s not that complicated. We promise.In short, Seedlip is what happens when you go to make alcohol … but don’t.To make Seedlip, each ingredient is cold-macerated separately (there are two flavors using different ingredients, which we’ll get to shortly) in neutral grain spirit and water. These macerations are then distilled in a copper pot still. This removes the alcohol and allows the flavor of each plant ingredient to be concentrated. The remaining liquids are cold-filtered and blended, creating a drink that lacks alcohol, calories, sugar, and sweeteners.Not only are you getting a drink that isn’t going to get you drunk, but you’re saving on calories to boot.Ben Branson, the creator of Seedlip, traces the drink’s origins to the 1600s, even though it’s only been on the market for about eighteen months. Branson, who does not drink, found a copy of The Art of Distillation, which was published in 1651. From that tome, he learned about a variety of non-alcoholic cures that he had never heard of previously. Having a family history that was tied to the pea industry, this piqued his interest. He began experimenting with a home still and, when he finally reached a recipe he was happy with, moved forward with the project.Branson brought two flavors of Seedlip to market: Seedlop Garden 108 and Seedlip Spice 94.Seedlip Garden 108 utilizes peas and hay grown on the Branson family farm. In addition, you’ll find spearmint, hops, rosemary, and thyme. The number 108 refers to the average number of days it takes to sow, grow, and pick the peas.For Seedlip Spice 94, you’re going to get a nose that is aromatic and woody. The distillate contains Jamaican allspice berries, cardamom, oak, cascarilla bark, lemon, and grapefruit peel. The name is a reference to 1494, when Columbus discovered allspice berries in Jamaica.As far as the overall name, Seedlip comes from the bean-shaped baskets that people — including Branson’s own family — used to sow seeds in the field.When thinking about drinking Seedlip, the first choice is to mix it with soda or tonic. Both allow the flavors of the drink to shine without muddying them up. If drinking it straight isn’t your thing (or you’re not looking to abstain from alcohol), Seedlip also works well in cocktails, adding a nice, vegetal layer. While it isn’t necessarily what the creators want, it’s good to know that it works well as an component in adult beverages when you do feel like imbibing.Seedlip retails for around $40 per 700 ml bottle. Editors’ Recommendations Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valleylast_img read more