Touch Football Australia (TFA) is implementing a Sports Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) Framework to ensure compliance and best practice in these fields.For TFA, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), integrity in sport is paramount. TFA have created a comprehensive Sports Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) Framework which is designed to outline the requirements for affiliate, regional and state and the national organisation, from Participation through to the High Performance level.TFA also has a comprehensive anti-doping policy and educational tools for members on anti-doping.The SSSM Framework is designed to be utilised in conjunction with the anti-doping policy.This framework, for ease of application and understanding is split into two key areas:– Section A – National Framework– Section B – High Performance FrameworkIf you have any questions or require any clarity, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6212 2800.Related Filessports_science_and_sports_medicine_framework_2015_v1-pdfRelated LinksSports Science & Medicine
DONE DEAL? Pulisic wants Chelsea move as fee agreement closeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is ready to move for Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic.The Daily Mail says Chelsea already have an agreement in place for the Germany international.The 20-year-old American has indicated that he wants to join Chelsea in a deal worth around £60million next summer and it could be confirmed as early as next month.However, it will raise further doubts over the future of 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is being pursued by Bayern Munich and whose contract ends in 2020.Chelsea will stress that Pulisic will play on the right, with Hudson-Odoi predominantly left-sided. And managing director Marina Granovskaia would be reluctant to let Hudson-Odoi leave as he is seen as the player most likely to be the first of the Roman Abramovich era to progress from the academy to being a first-team star. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp: English fans more intense than Germansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he finds English fans more passionate than their German counterparts.Klopp appreciates the lifestyle of a football identity in England.“I would say so,” Klopp replies when asked if English fans are more intense than Germans. “You can feel it. It’s really physical. In Dortmund it was like a religion. But then you come to Liverpool and it’s the next level. You only meet supporters of Liverpool and Everton.“It’s just more intense. It’s nice. The atmosphere is different. People are in the game. That means if nothing is happening it can be really silent but when the game is lively the crowd is lively. It’s not better or worse it’s different.“Thank God we’re in a club where the atmosphere is on the very, very good side of the schedule.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DONE DEAL: Wolves sign David Wang before sending him to Sporting CPby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves have signed winger David Wang from Spanish fourth-tier outfit Jumilla B – and have immediately loaned the 18-year-old to Sporting Lisbon.The Spaniard has joined Wolves on a four-and-a-half-year deal but will remain at Sporting until the end of the season.Wolves say he is expected to play for the Portuguese side’s B team this season.Wang had made 16 appearances for Jumilla B this campaign. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Kepa impresses Chelsea assistant Cudicini with transitionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant Carlo Cudicini has praised Kepa Arrizabalaga’s transition to English football.The Spaniard arrived for a world-record fee from Athletic Bilbao in the summer, replacing Real Madrid signing Thibaut Courtois.And Cudicini, who played as a goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge, has been impressed by Kepa’s progress.He said: “Especially for a goalkeeper, the Premier League is a different way. I remember when I first joined here and it was a big difference.”The physicality, the speed of the game – it’s a totally different way of playing your game – and I think he has adapted very well.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 16: The Missouri Tigers mascot looks on against the Florida State Seminoles during the game in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Missouri basketball is struggling through a 7-12 season, and the road doesn’t get easier for the Tigers with undefeated No. 1 Kentucky coming to Columbia tonight. Tigers head coach Kim Anderson is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to make it an uncomfortable visit for the Wildcats, including sending out an e-mail blast urging students to come to the game.Here’s a look at the letter the Mizzou student body received last night:With #Mizzou hosting Kentucky tomorrow, students received this email from Coach Anderson today encouraging turnout. pic.twitter.com/qiH3znwcyQ— Ashley Colley (@ashleycolley) January 29, 2015We’ll see later if Anderson’s pitch worked. Missouri and Kentucky will square off tonight on ESPN. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m.[Sporting News]
Philippe Coutinho has conceded he did not have a good season with Barcelona but has promised improvement through hard work.The Brazilian made a much anticipated €120 million move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018 and initially enjoyed success at Camp Nou.But after eight goals and five assists in 18 league games in his half-season debut, Coutinho struggled in his first full campaign, he managed just five goals and two assists in La Liga, while adding another three goals and three assists in the Champions League. 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 difficulties saw Coutinho lose his place to Ousmane Dembele, but even when restored by Dembele’s injuries, his struggles left him the vocal target of criticism from supporters, especially following Barcelona’s elimination by his former club Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals.And Coutinho conceded he has not enjoyed a strong campaign, while suggesting improvement is on the way due to his work ethic.”I have not had a good season,” said Coutinho.”My performances have been a lot worse than I expected they would.”The only way to improve and gain confidence is through hard work, and I have been working hard.”Coutinho will be looking to make those improvements in the short term as he will be seen as one of the key players for Brazil at the Copa America, where the Selecao go for their first regional crown since 2007 and their ninth overall.The task for the host nation was made more difficult when star forward Neymar was ruled out of the tournament following an ankle injury suffered in a friendly against Qatar.Seen as one of the players who must step up in that absence, Coutinho scored from the spot on Sunday while also assisting on a Thiago Silva goal in a 7-0 rout of Honduras in Brazil’s last tune up before they open up group play against Bolivia on Friday.Coutinho drew praise from Thiago Silva for his performance in that victory as well as the win over Qatar, as the PSG man called the attacker the “best player on the pitch” and believes he has found his happiness again.A good performance in this summer’s tournament could go a long way toward clearing up Coutinho’s club future, which is considered tenuous at Barca.
Anthony Martial has retaken the No. 9 shirt that he wore in his first season with Manchester United.Ahead of the new season, the Red Devils announced their squad numbers for 2019-20 and the French attacker has taken over the number typically reserved for a club’s top-choice striker. That could be a sign of things to come, with Martial having taken up the role more often in the club’s pre-season during Romelu Lukaku’s absence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Lukaku, who wore the No. 9 previously, completed an €80 million (£74m/$90m) move to Inter on Thursday and was promptly handed the same jersey number at San Siro.Martial wore the No. 9 during his first season at Old Trafford, following his move in 2015 from Monaco. The France international took on the No. 11 the following season after Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at the club and took over the No. 9 shirt. Martial, 23, scored 12 goals in all competitions in 2018-19 and will look to improve on those numbers this term as he moves into a more prominent role spearheading United’s attack.The France international scored 18 goals in all competitions in 2015-16, his first season with United, a figure that he has yet to top in the subsequent three seasons.United are looking to bounce back this season after a tumultuous campaign last year saw them sack Jose Mourinho in December and then finish in sixth place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With Solskjaer having been handed the reins on a permanent basis, the Red Devils looked to retool their squad in the summer.The club made three major signings in the recently-closed transfer window: Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, Daniel James from Swansea City and Harry Maguire from Leicester City. Wan-Bissaka will wear the No. 29 at United this season, with James taking the No. 21 shirt and Maguire the No. 5.Following a successful loan spell at Aston Villa last term, defender Axel Tuanzebe will wear the No. 38 as he looks to establish himself at Old Trafford this season.United will begin their Premier League campaign at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Chelsea visiting in a high-profile season-opening clash. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Neymar moving to Real Madrid would not be a “betrayal” to Barcelona, says Rivaldo, but the Brazilian is considered to still favour a return to Camp Nou.Efforts to prise the 27-year-old away from Paris Saint-Germain have been stepped up over recent days.Talk of a potential switch to Santiago Bernabeu has started to build, leading those at Barcelona to make a counter bid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It has been revealed to Goal that representatives of the Liga champions have been in France to hold talks regarding a move to bring a former favourite back to Catalunya.Those discussions are not expected to be easy, with movement required in and out of Barca, and that is leaving the door open for Real to potentially steal in and snatch the South American.Rivaldo told Betfair of a long-running saga involving an iconic countryman: “There have been many rumours about which of the clubs negotiating for Neymar – Real Madrid and Barcelona – needs him most now. But Neymar is such a talented player that any team in the world would benefit from having him in their side.“Of course, I would prefer to see him back to Barcelona but if he ends up at Real Madrid it will also be a big move for him.“For now, what is clear is the player’s desire to leave PSG. With two big Spanish clubs competing for him, he should be even more eager to fly away from Paris.“If Zinedine Zidane signs Neymar for Real Madrid, I won’t see it as a betrayal. Neymar left Barcelona to sign for PSG and now could fly to Madrid, so it’s not the same as if he had left Barca for Madrid.“He must also be professional, but I bet that if he has the chance to get back to a place where he was happy before, and where he knows most of the players, he would love to return to Barcelona. But that depends on the offer Barcelona could make for him.“PSG won’t accept a lesser offer from Barca just because Neymar prefers to go there. They don’t want to lose money and will obviously accept the best offer available.”Barca have already brought in the likes of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann this summer, with Rivaldo looking for them to make more of an impression in the Champions League this season.He added on a club that continues to dominate domestically but has gone five years without a European crown: “Barcelona start their La Liga campaign this Friday with a trip to Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames stadium, but I’m convinced they are ready to give a nice response, despite not being yet at 100%.“Lionel Messi might not play because of an injury, but the club signed important players like Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong and I expect a good performance from the team.“Barcelona’s focus this season should be the Champions League, which is the trophy that club and fans are fighting for in the last few seasons.“Of course, they won’t simply give up La Liga and deliver it to their rivals, but I think that Ernesto Valverde should give more chances to substitutes and youngsters from La Masia in some La Liga matches.“I wouldn’t see it as a major failure to lose the La Liga title, as Barcelona have been dominating domestically, and now all their focus should be turned into Champions League success.“La Liga is important but Barcelona’s main goal this season as to be Champions League as it is a much important title they are chasing for a while now.”
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 30: Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Louisville Cardinals watches his team warm up before a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium on December 30, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)After Clemson, the ACC is sort of a middling mess. It feels like any team in the league can beat any other on a given weekend. And then there’s Louisville football.Just a few years removed from having one of the most dynamic players in the country in former Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, the Cardinals are an absolute mess.Louisville is off to a 2-5 start. After a drubbing at the hands of Alabama to start the year, the Cardinals beat Indiana State and Western Kentucky to start the year, but have lost four straight to ACC clubs.The average score of those in-league games: 39.75-19.5. Louisville can score a little bit, but are 102nd in scoring defense.Bobby Petrino hot seat talk has started to come up with Louisville football’s bad start.Athletic director Vince Tyra has now had to address the situation with his high-profile head coach.Matt Fortuna of The Athletic spoke to Tyra, who recently took over as the full-time AD after assuming the interim role following the scandal surrounding the men’s basketball program, about where Petrino and the program stands.“You assess everything,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said. “You’re assessing where you are by the freshmen through seniors, where each class is and how they’re performing, (what) the next class of recruits that we’re onto look like. You’re certainly assessing both sides of the ball and the staff, but I think it’s one that I’m not quick to make final assessments when we’re halfway through the season.“So, I’m pretty thoughtful about when we need to look at things, and I think that we’re going to run this season out and we’ve still got five games left to make some improvements and hopefully we’ll see that. But we’re not meeting the coaches’, the players’ or anyone’s expectations today on where we thought we’d be. Certainly, I don’t think when we started the season that the staff, the players, the administration thought we’d be 2-5.”Tyra went on to say that a “full assessment” will come at season’s end, but he’s not going to be swayed by outside pressure or what is said in the media.The full article is behind the site’s paywall, but it is a very good read for Louisville and general college football fans, on what has happened to a program that looked ascendant just a few years ago, and what may go down with Petrino’s future at UL.[The Athletic]
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the college football bowl season continued as the Memphis Tigers took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. It was a wild game that ended in even crazier fashion.Memphis opened an impressive 28-10 lead in the first half before Wake Forest battled back to cut the lead to just 28-24 heading into halftime. The Demon Deacons dominated the second half and led 30-28 with just over a minute left in the game.However, Memphis scored with 1:15 left on the clock in the fourth quarter to lead the game 34-30. The Tigers left too much time on the clock, though, as Wake Forest battled back once again with a late touchdown to lead 37-34.After a few questionable calls, Memphis attempted a 43-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, but the kick sailed just outside of the right upright, sealing the win for the Demon Deacons.Following a false start with the score 37-34, Memphis missed a kick to force OT.The over/under was…73. pic.twitter.com/rv55MIomr1— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 22, 2018It’s a tough way to end the season for the Tigers.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Head Coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide team take the field during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama’s staff turnover has been well-documented this off-season, and it doesn’t look like it has ended just yet.The Crimson Tide are set to lose assistant coach. According to SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic, running backs coach Joe Pannunzio is leaving Tuscaloosa to take a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.AL.com’s Matt Zenitz first reported that Pannunzio could be heading north.Alabama RB coach Joe Pannunzio is leaving to take a position with the @eagles— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) February 7, 2019This move makes sense, as Pannunzio was on the Eagles’ staff in 2015-16. He sandwiched that stint around two tours of duty with the Crimson Tide.Pannunzio was Alabama’s director of football ops from 2011-14, and then returned to the staff as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach in 2017.He served as running backs coach this past season, but Charles Huff was recently hired away from Mississippi State to take over those duties.Nick Saban has had to replace a multitude of assistants this offseason, as Mike Locksley, Dan Enos, Josh Gattis, Tosh Lupoi, Brent Key and Craig Kuligowski all departed.Huff, Kyle Flood, Charles Kelly, Brian Baker and Sal Sunseri are all now in the fold,
India’s fielding drills: Balls of different weights, simulation machine, blind-fold catchingTeam India are practicing fielding with balls of different weights in New Zealand to prepare for skiers with steady breeze threatening to change the trajectory.advertisement Press Trust of India HamiltonJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 15:49 IST India’s fielding coach R Sridhar said that they were training Indian fielders to cope with the breeze in New Zealand. (Reuters file Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian cricket team use different fielding techniques to prepare for separate conditionsIndia are practicing with balls of different weights for New ZealandIndia have already bagged the 5-ODI series vs New Zealand 3-0A ‘blindfold technique’ to increase reaction time, leather balls of various weights to gauge trajectory in breezy conditions and a simulation machine for slip-catching have made the Indian team a remarkably improved catching unit, fielding coach R Sridhar said Wednesday.While the ‘blindfold technique’ was specifically used in England for red-ball cricket, a simulation machine called ‘Teammate’ was used in Australia for slip-catching.When asked about the ‘blindfold technique’ specifically, Sridhar explained: “We have a feeder behind a curtain and the catcher doesn’t know from where the ball is coming from.”We would slide it from under the curtain…It did improve their reaction time [reflex], we did that extensively in England throughout the Test series. It was specifically for red-ball cricket.”Now, balls of varying weights are being used during the ODIs against New Zealand in order to help the players prepare for skiers with steady breeze threatening to change the trajectory.”We brought a different type of machine called ‘Teammate’ for slip-catching simulations. We did a lot of blindfold work or reaction work. By the time, we reached Australia, it was a well-oiled machine and if you see, Virat took some brilliant catches,” the fielding coach gave a peek into his trade secret.Asked about how the team is countering the breeze while handling skiers, Sridhar said: “The biggest challenge you face in New Zealand as a fielder is the breeze. Most of the batting and bowling plans are based around that breeze.”If we see the ball wobble a lot in air, we try and simulate that in practice, use balls of different weights, so that the ball swerves and swings more in the air.”advertisementSridhar also informed that the Indian team’s support staff is in touch with various IPL teams to ensure that players adhere to the “follow-up programme”.”We do give them follow-up programme for fielding just like trainer [Shankar] Basu does for fitness and physio Patrick [Farhart] does for rehab.”We keep the communication going with players and also try and keep in touch with fielding coaches of the respective IPL teams so that we can get information about how they are going about.”Sridhar also praised comeback-man Hardik Pandya’s stunning catch off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling to dismiss rival captain Kane Williamson.”The desperation he brought was magnificent to see. He is always a good fielder and dying to get into the thick of things and be a part of this and get back to what he loves doing, that is to play cricket and as best as he can.””He [Pandya] made a very difficult catch look easy. It was a piece of magic and he is known for that and he is one of our best fielders. Hardik brings a lot to the team. Not only the balance but other factors as well,” he concluded.Also Read | Rohit Sharma becomes cameraman as Yuzvendra Chahal interviews India’s young brigadeAlso Read | MS Dhoni spotted at nets after missing out third ODI vs New ZealandAlso Read | Hardik Pandya was just dying to get into the thick of things: R SridharAlso Read | India look to try out reserve players in Hamilton ODI vs New ZealandAlso Read | India batsmen hate getting out, says Mitchell SantnerFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow India cricketFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India fielding drills
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 13:28 IST Just like Pant-Rayudu-Navdeep Saini, Ishant and Axar Patel are also part of the 5-man stand-by list for the India World Cup team (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS”We were looking at two batsmen, two pacers and a spinner when we decided to name the stand-by players,” said a BCCI officialFast bowler Ishant Sharma went to play county cricket and returned a matured bowler”Whoever can do well in red-ball cricket can do well in any format,” Ishant had saidEven as everyone has spoken about how both Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu have been gifted a fresh lease of life by being named in Indias stand-by list for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, the one name that has missed all is pacer Ishant Sharma. Just like Pant-Rayudu-Navdeep Saini, Ishant and Axar Patel are also part of the reserves named by the Indian selectors for the showpiece event.Speaking to IANS, a BCCI functionary said that the five players have been informed that they are in the stand-by list and they should be ready to take the flight if and when needed. Interestingly, Saini will already be in England with the team to help the batsmen prepare for the tournament.”Ishant, Axar, Pant, Rayudu and Saini are aware that they have been named stand-by. The board has informed them about this and while four of them won’t be travelling with the team like Saini, they have been asked to be ready to jump onto the plane whenever needed.”We were looking at two batsmen, two pacers and a spinner when we decided to name the stand-by players. As you are aware, this year’s format will see every team competing against every other team in the tournament and covering the bases is very important in such long format tournaments,” the functionary explained.Coming back to Ishant, his has been a journey folklores are made of. From winning India the final of the Champions Trophy in England in 2013 to being left out of even the IPL last season, the Test pace spearhead has had a tough ride.advertisementHowever, the fast bowler took it in his stride, went to play county cricket and returned a matured bowler. Even in this edition of the IPL, Ishant has shown the ability to bowl a great line and length, not getting flustered by the batsman’s attempt to hit fifth gear.The board functionary said that his evolving as a bowler over the last year is one of the major reasons why the team believes that he can be the answer if one from the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami gets injured during the World Cup.”You cannot buy experience in the market. Moreover, Ishant has matured as a bowler and knows what is required of him. Considering the magnanimity of the tournament, it was felt that he could be the best bet to come in and soak the pressure that comes with playing for the country on the big stage. He has done it in the past and considering how he has excelled over the last year, he can do it again,” he said.Ishant had himself spoken ahead of this year’s IPL how a good show could help him grab the fourth pacer’s spot. “Whoever can do well in red-ball cricket can do well in any format. That’s the basic of all cricket that we play. All you need to do is back your varieties that you have with the white ball. If I do well in this format (T20), I am sure I can be that fourth seamer going into the World Cup,” he had said.He had also spoken how playing county cricket last season while the other Indian players were busy in the IPL helped him understand his game better.”I think county has helped me a lot as it was very tiring. Bowling 300 overs in just 16 days, I played four games. But it brought a lot of control to my game. Jason Gillespie (Sussex coach) gave me a lot of confidence. He was always supportive and gave me freedom. I was there for just two months so no technical changes, but I did work on some things which have helped,” he had explained.While the selectors decided to not pick the fourth pacer and went with an additional spinner in Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant has definitely made his presence felt and has bowled his way into the stand-by list, breaking perceptions that he is only a red-ball champion.Also Read | Dinesh Karthik: Very excited, dream come true to be part of this World Cup teamAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor 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. 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BCCI state bodies look at Supreme Court with hope, hearing on ThursdayAmicus curiae PS Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three CoA members to discuss the objections to certain Lodha panel proposals.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 11:16 IST A senior official commented that if this approach had been adopted by the previous amicus, some real headway could have been made(Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTSPS Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three CoA members”If this approach had been adopted by the previous amicus, some real headway could have been made,” said a senior officialHowever, the more serious issues such as those affecting the fundamental rights will be decided by the courtWith numerous interim applications pending before the Supreme Court, amicus curiae PS Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three Committee of Administrators (CoA) members on Wednesday to discuss the objections of the state associations to certain proposals of the Lodha panel.The amicus curiae will file a complete report on the same as the SC bench of Justices SA Bobde and AM Sapre will meet to discuss the BCCI matter on Thursday.Speaking to IANS, a senior state official said that the meeting with Narasimha went well and the whole idea was to ensure that the genuine issues faced by the state associations were paid heed to and a solution was reached.”Today the amicus met a number of state associations along with the CoA to try and arrive at a solution to the applications filed by the associations in the SC. It was felt that over a period of time, the CoA had gathered a lot of acrimony vis-a-vis the state cricket associations and that had resulted in not only a deadlock, but also the inclusion of certain restrictions with regard to administration of cricket,” the official said.Another official hailed the efforts of Narasimha and said that such a step by the previous amicus could have helped solve issues much earlier.”This meeting is also a welcome attempt by the amicus even though one isn’t really aware as to how much ground can be covered at this late stage. If this approach had been adopted by the previous amicus, some real headway could have been made and issues could have been resolved amicably. But that period resulted in heightened acrimony in the court,” he explained.advertisementAnother senior state association official said that while the amicus looked at the basic areas that needed amendment, the more serious issues will be addressed by the court, including those which affect the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India.”There are issues that relate to the registration of the new constitution by the CoA which is not in consonance with the spirit of the order of the Supreme Court. The issue with regard to the tenure of members have been turned from 9 + 9 to just nine and then, the powers of the office bearers have been done away with in the constitution even though they weren’t directed to do so specifically by the court,” the official explained.It would be interesting to see if the court takes note of the recommendations of the amicus curiae after his meeting with the state associations on Thursday and then set the next date to listen to the larger issues facing the state bodies and the BCCI.Also Read | Fans give hero’s welcome to Delhi Capitals after 6-wicket win vs Rajasthan RoyalsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals dethrone CSK as No.1 after Pant, Dhawan heroicsAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat KohliFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Committee of AdministratorsFollow BCCIFollow court hearing
Next Sindhu, Sameer make impressive starts at Australian OpenP V Sindhu and Sameer Verma progressing to the second round of the Australian Open World Tour Super 300 tournament. The Indian will meet experienced Thai Nitchaon Jindapol next.advertisement Press Trust of India SydneyJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 18:02 IST Sindhu, Sameer make impressive starts at Australian Open. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSindhu defeated Indonesia’s Choirunnisa 21-14 21-9 in women’s singSameer defeated Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 21-15 16-21 21-12 in men’s singles matchThe duo will be against Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu YuchenIndia had a good day in office with top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Sameer Verma progressing to the second round of the USD 150,000 Australian Open World Tour Super 300 tournament here Wednesday.World No 5 Sindhu, a silver medallist at Rio Olympics and 2017 and 2018 World championship, defeated Indonesia’s Choirunnisa 21-14 21-9 in a lop-sided contest in women’s singles.The Indian will meet experienced Thai Nitchaon Jindapol next.Sixth seed Sameer exacted revenge against Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 21-15 16-21 21-12 in a thrilling opening round men’s singles match. The Indian had lost to Lee at the Sudirman Cup last month.The 25-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, who had reached the semifinals at World Tour Finals, will square off against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei in the second round.Among others, former Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open this year, beat Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 21-16 21-14, to set up a clash with second seed Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting next.In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated compatriots Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy 21-12 21-16 to enter the second round.The young duo will next fight it out against second-seeded Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen.However, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 14-21 13-21 to Korean combination of Baek Ha Na and Kim Hye Rin.Also Read | Sudirman Cup: Kento Momota stunned as China cruise to 11th titleAlso Read | Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as vice president of Badminton Asia CouncilAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 P V SindhuFollow Sameer VermaFollow Australian OpenFollow Lee Zii JiaFollow Sudirman CupFollow Wang Tzu Wei
Vintage Di Maria helps PSG overwhelm Real MadridPSG lead the standings on three points, ahead of Club Brugge and Galatasaray, after outclassing Real Madrid 3-0 in their opening Champions League Group A game on Wednesday.advertisement Next Reuters ParisSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 09:08 IST Angel Di Maria provided two first-half goals as PSG suffocated Real Madrid. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAngel Di Maria scored twice in a vintage performance to help Paris St Germain outclass Real Madrid 3-0Real Madrid failed to muster a shot on target and suffered their first defeat of the seasonPSG lead the standings on three points, ahead of Club Brugge and GalatasarayAngel Di Maria scored twice in a vintage performance to help Paris St Germain outclass Real Madrid 3-0 in their opening Champions League Group A game on Wednesday.In the absence of the formidable attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, Di Maria provided two first-half goals as PSG suffocated Real throughout and Thomas Meunier added a third in stoppage time.Real, European champions 13 times and three years in a row from 2016-18, failed to muster a shot on target and suffered their first defeat of the season.PSG lead the standings on three points, ahead of Club Brugge and Galatasaray, who played out a goalless draw earlier on Wednesday.We lacked intensity, we never got into the game, we created very few chances, Real coach Zinedine Zidane told a news conference.Although PSG’s win could be seen as a statement, the French champions still have a long way to go before putting three consecutive last-16 eliminations behind them for good including last season’s embarrassing defeat by Manchester United.We played at a very very high level tonight, but it’s not easy to show this in every game, said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.With Neymar suspended and Mbappe and Cavani injured, Argentine Mauro Icardi started up front after playing his first half hour for PSG in a Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg last weekend.He had little impact, though, as Di Maria made sure his compatriot’s lack of match time went unnoticed in PSG’s first European game since a shock 3-1 home defeat by United sent them out of last season’s Champions League.advertisementFor 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Champions LeagueFollow Real MadridFollow Paris Sain-Germain
Hidden behind that masterly dashboard is suite of technology features, which would make Bill Gates blush. Rear passengers are treated to twin, eight-inch color screens mounted in the headrests of the front seats. These screens offer full access to the onboard 60GB hard drive, which can store the owner’s collection of movies and music. Backing up those screens is a 14-speaker, 2,200-watt Naim audio system, which Bentley claims is, “the best in-car sound experience in the world.”Finishing off the tech suite is an onboard Wi-Fi with a dedicated router, which keeps the car constantly connected to the outside world. And should the 60 gigs worth of onboard entertainment fail to amuse, electronically-operated tables, with recesses and connections for iPads and matching keyboards, can be fitted to the back of the front seats as well.If you’re keen to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, you’re in luck, as you won’t have to wait long. The long-body powerhouse will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on October 2 and will enter Bentley showrooms, ready for customer delivery, this winter. Incredibly, the Bentley boys’ engineering feats don’t end there. That torque monster of an engine not only generates more power than Poseidon, it’s also incredibly efficient – relatively speaking. Under light loads, thanks to cylinder deactivation, the 6.75-liter will run in a V4 pattern, which saves fuel without disrupting occupants. All told, the Mulsanne Speed produces 13 percent fewer emissions than the standard Mulsanne.And, of course, just because the Mulsanne Speed is, well, speedy, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still ride on a cloud. No matter the driver or occupants’ moods, be they sporty or relaxed, the onboard air suspension is happy to oblige with either Sport or Comfort modes. When in Sport, the driver has the choice to also activate sport steering, which turns up feedback and accuracy.Those fancy suspension and steering systems are pushing around some serious rims, too: 21-inch “directional” wheels, which are a first for the Bentley brand. These elegant five-spokes can be specified in painted, polished, or dark tint with machined accent finishes.Bentley completes most of the exterior stainless steel of the Mulsanne Speed with an industry-exclusive dark finish, just like that of the wheels. The radiator grille, lower bumper grilles, and wing vents are all given this special, if slightly evil-looking treatment.That dark, yet foreboding motif is carried inside the sumptuous cabin. Marrying contemporary power-inspired styling with the timelessness of the Mulsanne’s design, Bentley includes handcrafted carbon-fiber inlays, which perfectly accent the two-tone elegance of the interior. 1. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 2. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 3. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 4. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 5. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 6. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 7. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 8. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 9. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 10. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 11. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 12. 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Gentlemen, let me proudly introduce you to the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, a bespoke limousine that will melt your spine both with opulence and also acceleration. Physics, you’ve just met your match.If you’re not familiar, the Mulsanne is Bentley’s range-topping model, built to transport the one-percent of the one-percent around in bespoke luxury and style. The Mulsanne, though quite large, is best at wafting around the world with unparalleled elegance.Having been chauffeured in a Mulsanne, I can tell you there’s nothing quite like being driven from place to place in a Mulsanne. In standard kit, it rides as if it is an island unto itself, unencumbered by gravity. Now, though, that’s all about to change. The Mulsanne will no longer just shrug off gravity, it’ll be shrugging off physics and – likely – your personal driver’s toupee, too.At the heart of the Mulsanne Speed is a reengineered version of Bentley’s twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 that now produces 530 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. To put that in perspective, that’s just shy of double the torque produced by the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan.With all that power routed out to the rear wheels through a recalibrated eight-speed automatic transmission, the Mulsanne Speed will tackle 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph. Those numbers aren’t mind-mashingly fast until you consider this: The Mulsanne Speed is 18.2 feet long and weighs 7,055 pounds. That’s 18 inches longer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class long wheelbase and more than twice the weight of the aforementioned Lamborghini.So, yeah, the Mulsanne Speed is fast.
A decades long labor of love has turned an old cement factory into a stunning home for Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. And he’s still not finished.In 1973, just outside of Barcelona, Bofill stumbled upon the abandoned factory and instantly began visualizing his future home. Forty-five years later, La Fabrica, still a work in progress, has been magically transformed into part home, part work studio, and part lush garden.La Fábrica/Ricardo BofillBofill began the renovations on the cement factory by carefully tearing down certain parts, revealing a cathedral-like form on one side and letting the old silos take center stage on the other. Outside, La Fabrica brings to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon. Vegetation was allowed to take hold, climbing up the sides of the cement walls, while rooftops were turned into forests. Dotted around the property are several outdoor rooms, including a dining area protected from rain by the concrete structure. There are also rooftop patios that allow Bofill and his team to take full advantage of the beautiful Spanish weather.La Fábrica/Ricardo BofillThroughout the property, there is a combining of old and new. Bofill left much of the original structure exposed, creating a contrast between the aged, rough concrete, and the modern, sleek furnishings. Double height doors and Gothic arch windows cut into the facade of the structure allow natural light to flood each room, further highlighting the original features of the factory. This is seen in the stunning library. The two-story room lets the concrete shine, accented with white curtains, white sofas, and a minimalist white staircase.La Fábrica/Ricardo BofillBofill created each room individually — no two spaces are alike. With such distinctly different styles in each room, La Fabrica feels like a museum paying homage to architecture and design through the centuries rather than a home and work studio.La Fábrica/Ricardo BofillThe studio spaces were painted crisp white, a blank canvas for his creative team to come up with ideas for their latest projects. There is Japanese influence in kitchen, and one bedroom while a dining room is decorated with Art Deco furniture. Hints of Spanish mission style can be found in another kitchen space and mid-century modern furniture is sprinkled throughout the home. All of these styles in one building sounds chaotic, but the architect has expertly and seamlessly woven it all together into a home unlike any other. This Little House in Washington Has Big Personality Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Design Editors’ Recommendations How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter
Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic The Best American Gin You’re probably familiar with Chinese hot pot. For those who need a refresher, hot pot is a simmering pot of stock placed directly on the dining table that’s used to cook meat, fish, and veggies. It’s typically spicy and delicious, and makes you work for your food a little harder than usual. But lately, we’ve been preoccupied with a dish that’s similar in flavor but different in structure: dry pot.Dry pot is exactly what it sounds like. It uses similar Chinese flavors and ingredients that you’d find in hot pot, but it’s cooked dry with spices rather than in a broth. It’s a more modern dish, created in southern China in the 1970s to introduce a quicker way to dine. Our first dry pot experience was at Málà Project, a new-school Chinese restaurant in New York City’s East Village neighborhood that offers authentic delicacies and preparations.Image courtesy of Málà ProjectImage courtesy of Málà ProjectWhether you’re a big meat eater or a vegetarian, Málà Project caters to all appetites and dietary restrictions with a long list of ingredients to customize your own dry pot. We piled ours high with things like duck tongue, mushrooms, rice cakes, and roe-filled fish balls, then devoured the entire dish, slowly but surely (the spice makes you eat at a leisurely pace, which is always better for digestion anyway). People love Málà Project so much, the restaurant just opened another New York location near Bryant Park.Because we can’t stop thinking about that dry pot meal, we decided to explore Chinese restaurants across the country that specialize in the dish so you can get your fix too. Check out these six best restaurants to get your spice on.Good Harvest (Multiple Locations)This beloved chain first opened in 2006 and now has 50 locations in China and three in the United States: two in New York City and one in Cary, North Carolina. Good Harvest serves traditional hot pot and crispy charpati, which are flatbreads stuffed with goodies like green onions, eggs, even durian. But the main attraction is their selection of dry fish pots, which are available in a variety of spice levels, pepper flavors, and proteins.Good Harvest/FacebookGood Harvest/FacebookSizzling Gourmet (Cupertino, California)The menu at Sizzling Gourmet lets you choose your own adventure when building your dry pot, and the friendly staff is on hand to help with protein and veggie combos, sauces, and spice level. You can pick standards like chicken or squid, or get funky with delicacies like frog and beef tongue. The long list of sides you can add to your dish makes for endless combos —and irresistible leftovers.Sichuan River (Austin, Texas)Fans of Sichuan food will be happy to know that the menu at Sichuan River contains very few Americanized dishes (but the few that they do have will satisfy any picky Chinese food newbie). This eatery has a large menu with specialties like chicken feet with pickled peppers and egg foo young, along with a section for dry pot. The selection here is small but mighty with straightforward preparations like lamb, chicken, and pork chops.Happy Dining (Irvine, California)Happy Dining opened almost three years ago in Irvine, California, and has been filling the Orange County dry pot void ever since. The Chinese restaurant offers one of the best deals on this list, as a small bowl goes for about $10 and serves one to two people. Think specialties like beef tripe, catfish, lamb, pigs feet, and crab doused in sizzling spice.Happy Dining/FacebookHappy Dining/FacebookPeking Hot Pot (Columbus, Ohio)Hui Li, owner of Peking Hot Pot, longed for the flavors of her native China, so she took matters into her own hands when she opened Peking Hot Pot two years ago. Like the name implies, you can get your hot pot fix if you want, but we suggest springing for the dry pot. Build your own with ingredients like enoki mushrooms, quail egg, and whole shrimp, or go for one of the signatures like spicy grilled tilapia.Sze Chuan Cuisine (Chicago, Illinois)Known for serving some of the spiciest Sichuan dishes in Chicago’s Chinatown, fans of tongue-numbing flavor flock to Sze Chuan Cuisine. Their dry pot selection in’t huge but includes delicious dishes like rabbit with green peppercorns and, for fans of offal, pork intestine. If you’re into a little pain, get an order of the insanely spicy mapo tofu for the table. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For?