Man Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset changeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s been able to change the “mindset” of his players after victory over Huddersfield.Paul Pogba scored twice for the 3-1 win.Solskjaer said, “You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset. I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is. It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on.”On Pogba, he added: “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Gladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool midfielder Henderson: Salah thrives off criticsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah thrives from his critics.The Egyptian has quietly gone about his business this season after an incredible 2017/18 campaign, having bagged 14 goals from 22 Premier League games.However, Salah has been accused of diving at times this season, but it is something that Henderson believes motivates the nifty attacker.”He will do things that some fans might not see that often but they should enjoy him because he is world class,” the midfielder told UK newspapers.”It was a penalty, a clear penalty. There’s nothing to talk about that.”In terms of Mo, I would think away grounds would be appreciative of what they see. The things he does, I’m sure he is a joy to watch.”If they try to put pressure on him, they will only make him better. It won’t bother him. He’s so strong, I know he is.”The more people are against him, the more he will want to prove them wrong. I’m not worried about that. When he goes to away grounds, people should appreciate him. He will do things that people want to see.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassingby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has declared defeat to Bayern Munich as “embarrassing”.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.“This is very painful. All negative words go through my mind now. It’s embarrassing,” said Vertonghen. “Bayern was very clinical. There is no explanation for such a score, but they punished every mistake. I think everyone’s going to have a bad night. Fortunately we have our next match within a few days. “We must deal with this defeat as a team.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a top six finish will see his job safe.The Daily Mail says privately, Solskjaer feels he will have to finish in the top six as a bare minimum this season to keep his job and would need to win a trophy next year.The club are prepared to give the under-fire manager some time given the rebuilding job needed.But significantly the new transfer policy, which began last summer with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire, Aaron wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, is now the blueprint for future windows regardless who is in the hot seat.
Juventus negotiate increase with shirt sponsors Jeepby Ian Ferris20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have announced a reworking of their sponsorship deal with Jeep, which sees the car manufacturer pay an extra €25 million (US$27.8 million) a season through to the end of the 2020/21 campaign, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.With the reworked arrangement, the remainder of the deal would be worth a minimum of €42 million (US$46.74 million) a year and as much as €45 million (US$50.08 million) per year.A statement on Juventus’ website read: ‘It is announced that, due to the excellent sport performances achieved in recent years by the first team which contributed to the club’s improved Uefa ranking, and due to the increased Juventus brand awareness at a worldwide level, Juventus Football Club SpA. and FCA Italy SpA. agreed to increase the yearly fixed Jeep sponsorship consideration by €25 million for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 football seasons, including of certain additional sponsorship rights.’The other provisions set out in the sponsorship agreement executed in April 2012 and in force until 30 June 2021 remain unchanged’.The club also confirmed that negotiations have already begun to renew the partnership beyond the current agreement. TagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
If you haven’t seen Tata Martino lately, you haven’t been looking.It’s been easier to find Martino than to spot Waldo in the last few weeks. Each weekend, the new Mexico manager has taken in at least one Liga MX game in person. Often, like he did this past weekend, he’s been to multiple contests.The new El Tri boss is on a tour of Liga MX stadiums, meeting with team owners, sporting directors and coaches as he embarks upon what Mexico fans are hoping is a long, successful journey. The journey can’t start until Martino has established relationships with the many figures who make up the Mexican sportocracy. 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? So he’s traveled to Guadalajara to visit Chivas and Atlas. He went to Torreon and toured Santos Laguna’s facilities. He’s been to Toluca and already knows his way around the Estadio Azteca after taking in a pair of games there. Sunday he was at Pumas, watching as they drew with Monterrey.His predecessor, Juan Carlos Osorio, did the same and often was spotted at league matches. While fans never took to Osorio, that the Colombian coach kept his job after an embarrassing 7-0 drubbing by Chile in the 2016 Copa America Centenario showed how he had earned the trust of Mexico’s directors and even club team owners. It’s a nice plus to win over the outsiders. It’s an absolute must to earn trust from the insiders.Martino has made that his priority. The visits to players playing in Europe will come later. So too will a glimpse at the enormous fan base in the United States, when he speaks at a news conference and mingles with fans in Los Angeles on Thursday. But those things are given. Fans will show up in the U.S. And, on the field, Martino is going to call up the red-hot Raul Jimenez. He’s going to call up Hirving Lozano, the best Mexican player at the moment, and Erick Gutierrez and Diego Lainez and all the others. What’s less certain is how he’ll take to the wild world of Mexican soccer, where club owners and directors have an outsized influence on what happens at the national team level. So far, he’s chatted with Chivas director Jose Luis Higuera, spoken to Santos owner Alejandro Irarragorri and met with other power brokers in his various stops. Tuesday he was back in the federation headquarters taking care of more business.Those relationships could be key when Martino starts really getting to work. In a few weeks, he’ll name his first Mexico roster, the only time before Gold Cup warm-ups he’ll be able to call in a squad. Again, the Europe-based players are pretty much locks. That only accounts for a little over half the roster, though. The other half will need to be filled by domestic-based players. Martino has some familiarity with Liga MX, but he’s getting a close look at many of these players for the first time. Going to watch these games isn’t simply about glad-handing and making connections. While that’s an important part, he also is accumulating valuable information about the players who may make up part of his Gold Cup team. He has decisions to make about which veteran players to take or which young Liga MX players to take a chance on. This is a coach who is concerned about the details. So far, with his tour of Liga MX, he’s getting the details right. It would’ve been easy to overlook the small things, but Martino is showing he understands what he’s getting himself into.The on-field results will determine how Martino goes down in Mexico national team history, but the off-field moments are ones that can cause coaches to pull their hair out. He’s off to a good start with the logistics, now it’s time to do what he loves most and actually coach.
Eddie Nketiah continued his fine form to lead Arsenal to a 3-0 win over Fiorentina at the International Champions Cup on Saturday.Nketiah, who scored a late winner against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, netted a brace at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.The 20-year-old forward led Arsenal to another pre-season victory, scoring once in each half for the Premier League outfit before Joe Willock sealed the win. 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? Arsenal opened the scoring after 15 minutes thanks to Nketiah, who made it goals in back-to-back games.Sead Kolasinac was released down the left before his cross was deflected to Nketiah, who produced a composed finish from inside the area to make it 1-0.Eddie gives us the lead in Charlotte! 0-1 (16)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/0jC89EpWgK— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 20, 2019In hot conditions, Fiorentina almost drew level nine minutes before half-time, but Federico Ceccherini’s header was cleared off the line by Nketiah.The Serie A side looked threatening throughout the first 45 minutes and Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was called into action on the stroke of half-time, denying Riccardo Sottil after the attacker was played in behind.A beautiful move led to another chance for Fiorentina before the break, but Dusan Vlahovic poked wide in a one-on-one with Martinez.The encounter opened up to begin the second half, with Alexandre Lacazette curling a 20-yard free-kick over the crossbar for Arsenal in the 57th minute.But, Arsenal doubled their lead in the 65th minute as Nketiah continued his goalscoring form.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cutback from the right found Lacazette, who passed to Nketiah for a simple finish.Fiorentina were unable to find a way back into the contest amid a flurry of substitutions, Gabriel Martinelli squandering a one-on-one chance for Arsenal before the sealer arrived.Lacazette again kept his composure before playing in Willock, who finished clinically to make it 3-0 in the 89th minute. read more
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)The tragic death of Maryland’s Jordan McNair sent shockwaves through college football. It put the topic of player safety back in the forefront.Yesterday, Texas OL Patrick Hudson experienced his own scary medical issue. Thankfully, he is doing fine.Hudson was taken to the hospital after suffering a “full body cram” according to Texas head coach Tom Herman. A full body ice bath was administered by the UT training staff before he was transported to the ER.Hudson is out of ICU, per Herman.Texas G Patrick Hudson was taken to ICU yesterday with a full body cramp, per Tom Herman. He had full body ice bath and was deemed OK. He’ll be out this week.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 6, 2018Herman’s full comments on Hudson: “Patrick Hudson had a full body cramp issue. We took him to the ER. Everything’s great. His body temperature is back to normal. All the vitals are great. He’s out of ICU, but obviously he’ll be out this week.” #HookEm— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) September 6, 2018Kudos to Texas for acting quickly and getting Hudson the help he needed. That stuff makes a world of difference.We’re happy to hear Hudson is doing okay. Hopefully, he’ll be able to return to the field soon.Even if he isn’t, his health is what is more important.
CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For the fourth consecutive season the Clemson Tigers are in the College Football Playoff, and Dabo Swinney sounds ecstatic about the opportunity to play at AT&T Stadium.Clemson will face Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, as both undefeated programs earned this opportunity. Both teams made quarterback changes early in the season that sparked their offense for the remainder of the year.Although the Tigers still have business to finish, Swinney is enjoying the moment like he always does.In an awesome message to Clemson supporters, Swinney said “We’re gonna paint Dallas orange.”Dabo to ESPN “We’re ready… We’re gonna paint Dallas orange.” pic.twitter.com/JPDskgNv7B— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) December 2, 2018If the Tigers are going to play for another national championship, then Trevor Lawrence will have to continue playing at an elite level. Not only is the offense clicking right now, but the defense is coming off an impressive performance against Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship.On the other side, Notre Dame is vying for its first national title since 1988.Swinney is ready to bring another title to Clemson, and he’s hoping fans everywhere will come out to support them.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – OCTOBER 27: Views around Donald W. Reynolds Stadium of the Arkansas Razorbacks before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Razorback Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Commodores defeated the Razorbacks 45-31. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)Offensive lineman Luke Jones was heavily recruited coming out of the state of Arkansas in 2018. After spending his first year of college at Notre Dame, he’s going home.Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Jones revealed that he has decided to leave Notre Dame and transfer to Arkansas. He stated that he will be enrolling in the summer.Jones was a three-star prospect and the No. 516 player in the country as a high school player, per 247Sports. He was rated as the No. 43 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Arkansas.His announcement was promptly greeted by many Arkansas fans who were ready to welcome him home.I’m coming home.. #WPS🐗 pic.twitter.com/rptnPwoAqi— Luke Jones (@Luke__jones26) April 18, 2019Welcome Home Luke, may the 🐗force be with you pic.twitter.com/qbbjTkO6j8— HOGNADO🐗🌪🐗🌪🐗🌪🐗🌪🐗 (@jeffrodhardy) April 18, 2019WPS🐗🏈 glad to have you back home— Big Dog (@BigDog75400408) April 18, 2019The addition of Jones gives the Razorbacks their fourth transfer acquisition of the off-season. Arkansas has already added running back Trelon Smith and quarterbacks Nick Starkel and Ben Hicks.Smith will sit a year while Starkel and Hicks were granted immediate eligibility.Jones will certainly want the NCAA to give him his eligibility immediately, but he can probably afford to wait.He’ll get his chance to face his former team in 2020 when the Razorbacks go on the road to face the Fighting Irish.
Somdev blasts All India Tennis Association over budget cut for Centre of ExcellenceThe Sports Ministry and AITA had agreed to invest Rs 20 crore to establish the Centre, on the lines of the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, but eventually, the budget was brought down to Rs 10 crore.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 18:59 IST Former India international Somdev Devvarman was supposed to the head the AITA Centre for Excellence (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSomdev Devvarman said it’s impossible to go ahead with the Centre of Excellence after the budget cutDevvarman slammed the AITA, questioning their long-term vision for Indian tennisDevvarman, who was India’s top-ranked singles player, retired from professional tennis in 2017″What has been your vision for tennis in last 30 years,” Somdev Devvarman asked the All India Tennis Association after pulling out of the planned Centre of Excellence in New Delhi due to a drastic budget cut.Former India player Somdev was supposed to head the Centre of Excellence. The Sports Ministry and AITA had agreed to invest Rs 20 crore to establish the Centre, on the lines of the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, but eventually, the budget was brought down to Rs 10 crore.”We had made plans based on a budget that was agreed upon. We built the plan around that and if it does not follow through, then it’s impossible,” Somdev told PTI in an exclusive chat.”Tennis is a very international sport and to get the best international expertise, you need to pay international rates.”Somdev insisted that his own remuneration was not the bone of contention.”I was never doing it for salary and never got paid for it (devising a plan)…it was a passion project. Honestly, I have no hard feelings but I want to see an alternative which is better and it works,” he said.Somdev questions AITA over the long-term vision for Indian tennisSomdev said tough questions need to be asked of AITA since funding was not the only issue in the derailment of the plan but did not get into the specifics.”The project is secondary, I want to ask what is your vision for Indian tennis or your vision for sport in general and how will you accomplish it.advertisement”Leave the government aside, they are not tennis experts. Do you think you have done a good job? I am not asking this question because I want to attack anyone.”Sometimes I am badly mistaken for being unfriendly with the AITA. It does not bother me. I am not attacking but just asking straight-forward questions,” he asserted.’Disagreed with the players’ funding’ Asked to spell the issues on which he and AITA differed, Somdev said one of the issues was support for players.”Maybe the Federation thinks, it is very simple, I think it’s not. If you think it is simple why have you not done it for 30 years? Why am I required to make this happen? You needed my expertise, you did not use it, it’s okay it’s a business call but I am not fine with nothing happening as a former player,” he said.”I disagreed with the players funding. The top players were least concerns for me, the players should have a system supporting them. It was having a group of coaches helping out U-14, 16, 18,” he said.”Like, Jack Sock worked with 3-4 different coaches from USTA. They were not funding Jack personally but they were funding a system which helped Jack and everybody from juniors. That’s what I wanted to do,” he added.Somdev insisted that money alone does not produce players and cited the example of Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who he thinks is getting success only in the last two years despite having the resources to sustain.”You can never see success in one, two years. You look at an 18-year-old and you pick a kid who is 12. You support the 12-year old for 5-6 years and you will see that he will become much better than what that 18-year-old is now,” he said.On a lighter note, Somdev said he never thought life after retirement “would be like this at 33″.”I run a charity and have two startups on the development of sport at grassroots level. I am getting married in the next two months…Right now I have my hands full with media commitment as well,” he laughed.Also Read | I was a bit nervous: Andy Murray marks return from injury with win in BrisbaneAlso Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019For 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 Somdev DevvarmanFollow All India Tennis AssociationFollow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow India tennis news Next
OnePlus 7 leaked case render reveals some interesting details about the phoneOnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7. As of now the company is yet to confirm the launch timeline of the OnePlus 7. But rumours and leaks suggest that OnePlus 7 may launch in the next few months to come, possibly by May or so.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 12:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus 7 is coming soon.OnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7.OnePlus 7 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.OnePlus 7 is coming soon. At least that’s what the rumours suggest. OnePlus 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and now new leaks are revealing some new information almost every passing day. The latest leak comes from Slashleaks. The leak shows a case render of OnePlus 7 and re-confirms the presence of a pop-up camera on the front.The case render looks rugged and appears in red colour. The case shows a cut out of the top of the phone which yet again confirms the pop-up selfie camera. The pop-up camera mechanism will be the key highlight of the OnePlus 7. Rumours suggest that the pop-up camera on the OnePlus 7 will be similar to the Oppo F11 Pro. Notably, at the time of writing this article Slashleaks locked the leak on its website.The case render reveals information that goes in line with the past leaks and rumours. The case reveals that the OnePlus 7 will come with triple camera setup on the back panel which will be aligned in a vertical fashion. It is likely that the Vivo V15 Pro the OnePlus 7 may follow the trend of 48-megapixel camera technology. The secondary camera may be an ultra-wide lens while the third one will be for clicking portrait shots. The megapixel count hasn’t been revealed yet. The triple camera setup on the rear panel will come paired with LED flash, the leaked case render suggests.The case render also reveals that the volume buttons on the right side of the phone, while the power button on the left side. On the bottom, the case has cutouts for the USB Type C port and speaker grills. There are no cutouts for the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This means, similar to the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 will also not come with a headphone jack.advertisementOnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview earlier this month said that removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack increases the development process of true wireless earphones. This indirectly hints that OnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7. As of now the company is yet to confirm the launch timeline of the OnePlus 7. But rumours and leaks suggest that OnePlus 7 may launch in the next few months to come, possibly by May or so.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A3: What do we know so far and will it have better cameras than Redmi Note 7 Pro?ALSO READ | Mi Men’s Sports Shoes, Mi Sports Bluetooth earphones and Mi 2-in-1 USB cable will go on sale in India on April 4ALSO READ | Did you know Apple Card is not the first credit card issued by AppleGet 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 OneplusFollow android
Next England vs New Zealand: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 41Dream11 Prediction, England vs New Zealand Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: New Zealand can secure its eighth semifinal spot with a win against England at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk Chester-le-StreetJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 12:51 IST New Zealand need to win this match against England for spot in World Cup semifinals. (Reuters Photo)Hosts England will take on New Zealand in a must-win World Cup clash at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.A win over New Zealand will see pre-tournament favorites England qualifying further in World Cup 2019 semifinals.However, if New Zealand wins this clash, they will become the third team to enter the knockout stages of the tournament.England, who had to face a lot of criticism after losing back-to-back games against Sri Lanka and Australia, ended India’s winning run in Birmingham to keep their semifinals hope alive.Whereas, New Zealand, who are sitting in third place with 11 points in 8 matches, have suffered back-to-back setbacks against Pakistan and Australia.The Kane Williamson-led side have been ordinary in their batting in the last two games and they would desperately hope to improve on that front and make a solid comeback into the tournament. Williamson needs Martin Guptill to fire, much like he did in the 2015 edition, where he had emerged as the leading run-scorer of the tournament.BatsmenJonny Bairstow and Jason Roy forged a brilliant hundred plus opening stand against India. Bairstow scored his maiden World Cup ton whereas Roy celebrated his return to the team with a blistering half-century. Considering their form, Bairstow and Roy must be the first names in your dream 11 team.Kane Williamson should be an automatic choice as the No.3 batsman with the New Zealand captain averaging over 186 in the tournament with two hundred and a fifty to his name already. In-form Ross Taylor and Joe Root can be good options to complete the batting list.advertisementAll-roundersBen Stokes was at his best against India as he powered England to a formidable 337 with late slogging. He is averaging over 60 in this World Cup with the bat and 32.33 with the ball so he walks into the side 9 times out of 10.James Neesham is in the form of his life with bat and ball for New Zealand in this World Cup. He has already picked up a five-wicket haul in the tournament and has been decent with the bat whenever he has got the opportunity.Wicket-keeperJos Buttler is currently the best batting keeper in the World Cup 2019. He has the ability to get going from the first delivery as he holds a strike rate of 132.96, which is the best among of all England batsman, who has played more than 5 innings.BowlersJofra Archer and Lockie Ferguson would be the best bets in the bowling lineup. Ferguson is the second in the list of highest wicket-takers in World Cup 2019 with 17 scalps off 7 games whereas Archer ranks 4th with just one wicket less than the NZ pacer.New Zealand’s Trent Boult should be your third pacer as he has taken 13 wickets off 7 matchesEngland vs New Zealand Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson(VC), Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Ben Stokes (C), James Neesham, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.England vs New Zealand squads:England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Tim Southee.Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow England vs New Zealand Dream 11Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealand Dream 11 team
India Today Web Desk North SoundAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 12:59 IST India defeated West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test in North Sound. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWI registered an unwanted record of their longest ever win-less streak against any opponent in Test cricketAjinkya Rahane scored his first Test hundred after 17 matchesHanuma Vihari scored 93 runs as he missed out on his maiden Test hundredIndia bundled out the West Indies for a paltry 100 runs in their second innings, clinch a mammoth 318-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test.With this win, India extended their unbeaten streak against the West Indies to 22 Test matches which is also their longest winning-run against any opponent in the longest format of the game. On the other hand, West Indies registered an unwanted record of their longest ever winless streak against any opponent in Test Cricket.India are now unbeaten for 22 Tests against the West Indies – their longest unbeaten streak against ANY opponent in Test cricket.On the other hand, the 22-Test streak is West Indies’ longest ever win-less streak against ANY opponent.#WIvsIND #WIvIND #INDvsWI #INDvWI Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 25, 2019In the process, India registered their biggest Test win (run margin) away from home. The win also made Virat Kohli the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS Dhoni as it was his 27th as skipper in the longest format of the game.India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportOn day four of the Test, India resumed their innings at 185/3 and they went on to add 158 runs more to their tally to take the score up to 343 runs and gain a lead of 418 runs.India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored his first hundred after 17 Test matches, his 10th in the five-day format while Hanuma Vihari too, did well with a 93, missing out on his maiden Test hundred by seven runs as India declared on 343/7.advertisementTerrific victory for #TeamIndia as they take a 1-0 lead in the series #WIvsIND pic.twitter.com/rbZcLhA0hf BCCI (@BCCI) August 25, 2019Windies batsmen failed to stay at the crease for a long time in the second innings and their entire team was bowled out inside 27 overs. India bowled West Indies out for 100, their lowest total against the Asian giants in Test cricket history.For his 183 runs scored across the Test, Ajinkya Rahane is the Player of the Match!#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/JFo8pknnBv ICC (@ICC) August 25, 2019Also Read | Proud to be part of this team: Jasprit Bumrah after win over West IndiesAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captainAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat Kohli India extend winning streak against hapless West Indies to record 22 TestsIndia demolished West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test of the two-match series to extend their unbeaten streak against the West Indies to 22 Test matches which is also their longest winning-run against any opponent in the longest format of the game.advertisement Next
With two small kids at home on top of the regular demands of work, residential upkeep, trying to find time for fitness, and all the rest of life’s whatnot, I tend to have many fewer weekly drinks these days than I did in earlier phases of life. So when I do enjoy a beer, cocktail, or a glass of wine, I make sure it’s a damn good one. That’s why I recently signed up for Bespoke Post’s new wine club subscription box that sees four bottles of elevated quality wine delivered to our door for $59 a month.While waiting for the first Bespoke Post box to arrive, my wife and I opened a bottle of Mullan Road Cellars 2015 Red Wine Blend (straightforward name, but big, complex taste), a Washington state wine from a vineyard opened by the same folks who run California’s celebrated Cakebread Cellars. Wanting to learn more about the Red Wine Blend we were enjoying, I hopped online, pulled up the Mullan Cellars website, and discovered the brand’s motto: “Take the Road Less Traveled.”And that got me thinking: What is the road less traveled when it comes to wine? Refined tannins and full phenolic development aside, California and Washington state wines aren’t really off the beaten path. If you want to get to know some truly unique American wines, you need to travel a bit inland from the West Coast. As in hundreds of miles east. And/or south. Because I’ll bet you didn’t know that wine production is booming in these decidedly unexpected states.TexasTexas is the fourth-largest wine producing state, after California (89 percent), Washington (4 percent), and New York (3 percent). Though to be fair, it’s almost a tie between Texas and Oregon, and in some years, Oregon may even edge the Lone Star State out. Texas’ largely warm, dry climate is perfect for growing grapes that produce big, robust wines similar to those produced by many Portuguese and Italian vineyards. In recent years, though, many Texas growers have also had success with Merlot and Muscat grapes that yield subtler, often sweeter wines. As of late 2017, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture, there were more than 400 wineries operating in the state.Llano Estacado Wine/FacebookFor a taste of Texas wine, I recommend the Llano Estacado Winery of Lubbock, Texas. Llano celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is known for big red wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery also makes blends, whites, and rosés.New MexicoWine grapes have been growing in New Mexico for about 400 years. The first wine grapes were planted by Franciscan missionaries in the early 17th century. Ironically, the church again helped New Mexico wineries when many of them remained open during the Prohibition era in order to produce sacramental wines.Vina Vino/FacebookChristopher Goblet, a representative from New Mexico Wine, says that today there are 48 wineries operating in the state that produce more than 1 million gallons of wine per year. “Chenin Blanc does particularly well, as do Chardonnays, Tempranillos,” and a number of other grapes, but explains that “most interesting about [New Mexico wine] is the fact that it’s not your flagship run-of-the-mill grape, but is such a blend of varieties, from Cab Francs to Syrahs to Sangiovese to Zinfandels ….” (To be honest, he listed so many grapes off the top of his head, I lost track after a bit.)So, the taste of New Mexico wine? Almost anything you want.OhioThe climate of Ohio proves superlative for growing white wines, with Riesling grapes, in particular, thriving in the Buckeye State. Christy Eckstein, executive director of the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, says Ohio’s wine industry is on the move. There are currently 301 licensed wineries in the state and no fewer than 24 more applications being processed for new wineries at the time of writing. While she reports that the state sells some 1.3 million gallons of wine annually, Ohio produces nearly 6 million gallons a year, with much of it reserved for aging or sent to other regions for blending and/or bottling and sales.Ohio Wines/Facebook“Reisling is the most widely grown grape here,” Eckstein explains, though she added that “Chardonnay, Cab Franc, and many other European grapes” thrive as well.MissouriThe Missouri wine industry was established by German immigrants in the middle decades of the 1800s but was heavily influenced by Italian immigrants toward the end of the 19th century. Amazingly, in the years shortly before Prohibition, Missouri produced more wine than any other state save California. The 18th Amendment really screwed things up, though, and today it ranks 12th on the list, with its 130-odd wineries producing about the same amount of wine annually as Colorado and Illinois.Missouri Wines/FacebookWhile still a mid-level player in terms of volume, many Missouri wines are considered to be of superior quality. Missouri wines have won gold medal awards at numerous national and international competitions, with European grapes like the Petit Verdot and Chardonnays growing well alongside native varieties like Concord. Editors’ Recommendations Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noir Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Why You Should Give White Zinfandel a Chance (Again)
Previous Next Chase McPeak / The Manual Chase McPeak/The ManualFitnessEven on a guys’ getaway, you still need to get your swole on. Casa de Campo is definitely aware of many men’s profound love of working out and thus offers a comprehensive fitness center and gym in the same hotel area as the pools. You can expect cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights, and group classes (like pilates, boxing, and spin) twice a day.If you’re in search of a tropical island paradise without the hassle of a 12-plus-hour flight or multiple layovers, then Casa de Campo is the place for youSpaLike all leading hotel and resort properties, Casa de Campo has an on-site spa to de-stress and pamper you and the boys. From deep tissue, Swedish, and sports massages to a trip to the water sanctuary (which consists of a steam room, sauna, and hot and cold pools) to a sugar cane full body scrub, the Casa de Campo spa provides the perfect opportunity for to rest, relaxation, and much-needed self-care.Casa de Campo Resort and VillasActivitiesWith all that rest and relaxation, some guys might get a little antsy. Luckily, Casa de Campo has the answer to any guy itching for a fun activity or four.GolfGolf is the name of the game at Casa de Campo, and for very good reason. Home to the award-winning Teeth of the Dog course of 18 holes (7,471 yards) designed by renowned course creator Pete Dye and built entirely by hand, Casa de Campo is indisputably the foremost golf resort in the Caribbean. Along with Teeth of the Dog, there are three other Dye-designed courses to practice your putting: the Dye Fore at 27 holes (7,740 yards), Dye Fore Lagos with nine holes, and The Links with its 18 holes (6,900 yards), grass roughs, sand traps, and water holes. Even if you aren’t a golfer, there’s no escaping the courses and links at Casa de Campo. The holes and fairways weave between villas and property amenities so that, at almost every turn, you are presented with a stunningly gorgeous vista of precisely manicured greens broken up by natural plantings and patches of jungle, making a stay at Casa de Campo like a week at a luxury American country club. Chase McPeak / The Manual Next Chase McPeak / The Manual Chase McPeak / The Manual Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Chase McPeak / The Manual Previous Chase McPeak / The Manual Previous Next Casa de Campo Resort and VillasThe Elite Deluxe and Elite Suite category of rooms offer the amplest options for those not seeking to rent out an entire villa. Arranged more like apartments (without kitchens) than hotel suites, these second-floor lodgings offer an additional living room with a dining area that seats six, along with a second patio or balcony and a half-bath. Beyond those sets of rooms, there is the Pete Dye Golf Lodge for guys who eat, sweat, and breathe the game; these rooms are set on exclusive locations near the course and are considered the OG place to stay at Casa de Campo.Whichever type of room you choose, you’ll be supplied with a four-person golf cart to get you around the massive resort complex.Everyone from the likes of Jay-Z to Michael Jordan to former President Bill Clinton, Drake, and honorary dude Rihanna have stayed at (and no doubt loved) Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.VillasNow that the rooms are out of the way, the real deal lies in Casa de Campo’s rental villas. The Classic Villa model sports three to five bedrooms; the Exclusive Villas have up to six bedrooms, living and dining areas, fully-outfitted kitchens, and private pools; and Oceanfront Villas boast life-changing views of the sea. Each villa is unique in both architecture and interior design. Finding the one that gels with you and your posse’s lifestyle is half the fun in planning your stay at Casa de Campo. As with the guest room and suites, each villa comes with at least one four-person golf cart, allowing you to whip around the resort in style with smiles.Casa de Campo Resort and VillasAmenitiesBeachPlaya Minitas, the exclusive beach area for Casa de Campo, is a strip of sugar-soft, white sand edged by the aquamarine blue of the Caribbean sea. Loungers and beach chairs abound, inviting guests to sun themselves under the Caribbean sky or find a shadier spot under towering palms. Relax with a book or podcast while servers offer freshly made piña coladas and other beverages and snacks beachside. Two other off-shore beaches are available for exploration after a short boat ride that can be booked with the concierge.Chase McPeak / The ManualPoolsIf you’re lucky enough to rent a villa at Casa de Campo, a pool will most likely be right in your temporary backyard. If you’re staying in one of the hotel suites, there are plenty of pool options. Located in the hotel area, there are two additional pools: an upper pool that is a smaller, quieter, more exclusive spot to catch some rays and a lower pool that is larger with sports a swim-up so you and the guys never have to leave the water for a frozen daiquiri. In addition to the multiple courses and seemingly endless holes to play, there’s also a driving range and practice area where you can receive custom instruction and evaluation of your stroke and form to help you drive farther and more precisely than ever before. While you’re there, drop in at the golf course bar and coffee shop for a light refreshment before you head out for one of the many other activities that Casa de Campo has on offer.Water SportsCasa de Campo has it all when it comes to the world of water. Kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding, diving — there’s something for any group of guys.ShootingWhile water sports are fantastic on their own, where Casa de Campo truly shines is its shooting and marksmen program. Complete with one of the largest shooting towers in the world (standing at 110 feet), the shooting area at Casa de Campo is one of those most comprehensive, thorough, and altogether enjoyable places to shoot trap, skeet, and sporting clays in the entire world. Each reservation at Casa de Campo comes with 25 shots, but if you’re a shooting aficionado, you’ll want to book yourself a day shooting sporting clays. Would-be “hunters” move from station to station where clays are flung from multiple locations and in multiple directions, simulating flying birds and small running game. Not an expert? Book a lesson with one of Casa de Campo’s instructors and walk away at the end of the week feeling like a pro.Casa de Campo Resort and VillasFishingWith its own massive marina, Casa de Campo has direct access to the clean waters of the Caribbean, where blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, and dorado abound. Join the resort’s fishing club for a trip out on the water or get your catch on with other private groups in the area. No matter how you choose to get in the water, you’re almost guaranteed to catch something and, even if you don’t, you’ll spend a gorgeous day on a boat. And what’s better than that?RidingIf staying on dry ground is more you and your friends’ thing, try your hand at horseback riding. From trail rides to polo matches to individual riding lessons for you and your buddies, the riding and equestrian center at Casa de Campo is second to none. You can even hire ponies or donkeys to play a game of donkey or pony polo with your friends. Another spot to definitely check out is La Piazzetta, which takes advantage of its dramatic cliffside location at Altos de Chavón by having outdoor seating that will impress even the stodgiest of food critics. There’s also sushi, a beach restaurant at Minitas, and food trucks near the family pool.Getting ThereThere are three different airport options to fly into for a trip to Casa de Campo. The closest is La Romana International Airport (the resort’s own airport, just a five-minute drive from check-in) and is available via Jet Blue from New York City on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There’s also Santo Domingo International Airport, which is a 50-minute drive away, and Punta Cana International Airport, also a 50-minute drive from the resort. If you’re fancy enough to own a boat, you can arrive by sea directly at Casa de Campo’s marina.Book NowFor other great vacation destinations, check out The Manual’s recommendations for the best places to visit in 2019. WWhile taking time away from work to spend with your family and loved ones is an important part of living a balanced life, sometimes you just need to get away with the boys. But planning (and escaping to) a guys’ getaway can be harder than most men think. With family, civic, and work responsibilities piling up, it’s difficult to justify taking a break from it all.Whether you like to fish, play golf, shoot, check out exotic and new foods, or just chill on a beautiful beach without your wife or significant other nagging you about whether or not you turned the security alarm on when you left, a guys’ getaway is the best way to refresh and recharge so you can come back to the real world ready to tackle anything that work, community, or family life throws at you. So, plan accordingly and block off one week out of your coming year to do something just for you and your boys.Casa de Campo Resort and VillasIf you’re picturing a trip to Vegas or a quick jaunt to the gulf side of Florida, you’re aiming too low, my friend. Instead, why not try something a little further afield, but still close by like the Dominican Republic. And while you’re there, why not stay at Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.Other Travel LocationsThe Best Places to Explore and Things to Do in EcuadorCuba’s First-Ever Classic Cars Contest to Feature 200 Restored VehiclesThe British Virgin Islands Are Back: Where to Stay and What to Do in this Caribbean Paradise Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Chase McPeak / The Manual Altos de ChavónThe pièce de résistance of Casa de Campo is Altos de Chavón, a replica 16th-century Mediterranean fishing village complete with a small church, multiple restaurants, a night club, art galleries, and artist studios, as well as a museum dedicated to the amber of the region and another surprisingly thorough and beautifully curated historical museum focused on the Taino people who were the original inhabitants of the Dominican Republic and many other Caribbean islands.Set 300 feet above the Chavon River, the views from the village are unparalleled — the perfect place to visit for a relaxing dinner with the guys. If you come for lunch, try trekking down to the river itself. If hiking isn’t your thing, book your stay at Casa de Campo when one of the many concerts scheduled throughout the year is being held at the village’s massive, 5,000-seat amphitheater. Built to resemble those of ancient Greece, the amphitheater was constructed in 1982, its inaugural concert headlined by none other than Frank Sinatra. Even if a concert isn’t being held, the amphitheater is a fun space for catching an Insta-worthy image for the ‘gram.Chase McPeak/The ManualDiningFood and drink at Casa de Campo are what you would expect from a luxury resort in the Caribbean. From local fish and other seafood to hearty steaks, sushi, breakfast buffets, there’s something for every taste. We personally loved the breakfast buffet at Lago Restaurant (the main buffet for those on the all-inclusive plan). Our favorite restaurant, however, was the upscale SBG located at the end of the dock at the marina, which not only provides a tropical island atmosphere but also offers one of the best views of the sea from any place on the property. Chase McPeak / The Manual All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Chase McPeak / The Manual 1 of 3 The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 1 of 10 1 of 9 Chase McPeak / The Manual Chase McPeak / The Manual With a whole slew of awards under its belt (including being voted as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler and possessing one of the top three golf courses in the Caribbean), Casa de Campo Resort and Villas is a luxurious, beachside property that offers all the activities and amenities you could want in a guys’ all-inclusive getaway.But don’t just take our word for it. Everyone from the likes of Jay-Z to Michael Jordan to former President Bill Clinton to Drake to honorary dude Rihanna has stayed at (and no doubt loved) Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.We visited Casa de Campo in October 2018 to get a first-hand account of what’s it’s like to stay, play, and dine at one of the world’s best vacation retreats. Here’s everything you need to know before you go.Casa de Campo Resort and VillasProperty and AccommodationsLocated in the stunningly verdant southeast of the Dominican Republic near the town of La Romana, Casa de Campo Resort and Villas features an astounding 7,000 acres of lush jungle that surrounds and weaves itself through manicured private villas owned by celebrities, politicians, and other elites. An obscenely beautiful beach complete with calm, crystal clear waters on the Caribbean borders the southern side of the property and a flourishing, forested valley leads down to the banks of the wide and winding Chavon River to the east. Within Casa de Campo there are 185 available guest suites and 50 rental villas. In short, if you’re in search of a tropical island paradise without the hassle of a 12-plus-hour flight or multiple layovers, then Casa de Campo is the place for you and your dudes.Guest Rooms and SuitesA recent refresh of guest suites at Casa de Campo meant the loss of the original, dark-hued Oscar de la Renta room design. However, the resulting look is more reflective of the local Dominican landscape and heritage. Elite Patio rooms, which are 603-plus square feet, feature mahogany wood, native stone accents, one king or two double beds, a 42-in flat screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, giant walk-in closets, beautiful bathrooms, and more. Elite Balcony rooms offer the same with the addition of expansive views of Casa de Campo’s beautiful golf course or the Caribbean sea. Superior rooms include massive en suite bathrooms with both a shower and soaking tub, private terraces, and garden views. 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Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has assured teachers that despite wage restraint, they will receive outstanding allowances, which are scheduled to be paid.“I am anxious that we settle with those we owe the refund of 50 per cent of their tuition costs. It is not fair to keep them waiting,” he said, noting that they will also receive another tranche of the seven per cent salary increase, which was awarded to them and other public sector workers in 2008/09.Rev. Thwaites, who was making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in Gordon Houseon Tuesday, May 15, further informed that the special grant of $25,000 each is also scheduled to be paid, as well as the usual 2½ per cent salary increase for those who are deemed to be performing well.He noted, however, that the increment “cannot be automatic anywhere, it must be based on performance.”Rev. Thwaites told the House that nearly $55 billion of the education budget is spent on remuneration and “we have to make sure the public gets value for this huge spending.”He said that there needs to be adjustments to the probationary period for teachers, noting that under the 1980 Code of Regulations, a teacher who performs satisfactorily for one year in a clear vacancy becomes tenured, “virtually for life, in that school. This is unsustainable.”“The probationary period has to be extended to a longer period, which will be negotiated. In the short run, teachers are being asked to be open to reassignment where the need arises,” he said.The Minister also stressed that there must eventually be legislative authority to transfer teachers from one school to another to meet children’s needs.He pointed to a “mismatch involving several thousand teachers, qualified in one discipline while teaching in another, while you have excess or inadequate capacity in another school 10 miles down the road. We must cooperate to change this.”Minister Thwaites also indicated that adjustments will be made to the salaries of qualified early childhood education teachers come next year.“We have to reallocate funds to correct the injustice of paying qualified early childhood teachers less than other qualified teachers. We will undertake action on this, unfortunately not this year, but next year,” he informed.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwards
Story Highlights The JDF offers a most comprehensive, multifaceted personal development experience Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, is encouraging young persons seeking job opportunities and career development, to consider enlisting in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).“The JDF remains an organisation of choice for many young Jamaicans seeking a career. I must, therefore, encourage young men and women to give serious consideration to applying to the Jamaica Defence Force,” the Minister said, while addressing a recent passing out parade for 131 new members at the JDF’s Moneague training camp in St. Ann.He added that the graduating group is highly qualified with many being successful in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and others having tertiary training.“This is consistent with the trend which has emerged in recent times, and augurs well for the capacity of the JDF to maintain its cherished and well-deserved reputation as a first class military force,” he stated.Minister Golding added that, “This is an honour that has been earned by each graduate with every drop of sweat and proven commitment, over 22 gruelling weeks of training… as having been trained for service in the Jamaica Defence Force, they take their rightful place among our noble citizens who have worn the uniform, and stand up bravely and proudly to defend our country”.In underscoring to the new recruits the value of being in the Force, he said given the diverse range of responsibilities they will overtime engage in, “it is clear that the JDF offers a most comprehensive, multifaceted personal development experience available to Jamaicans, and you are all very fortunate to have earned the opportunity to be part of this noble institution.”He told the group that discipline enforces order, and nurtures the spirit of morale, and integrity, which, in turn, fosters trust and garners the support of the wider society. This, he said, enables the more efficient and impartial execution of duties. Passing out parade for 131 new members at the JDF’s Moneague training camp in St. Ann The JDF remains an organisation of choice for many young Jamaicans seeking a career
The Science Fair serves as a platform to develop the interest of students in science and technology innovation and research, and it spans all levels of the education system. Story Highlights he event, which will take place at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica on Old Hope Road on Friday, June 16, is being held under the theme ‘Youth-centred Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development’. The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has expanded its National Science Fair 2017 and is now a science, technology and wellness fair.The event, which will take place at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica on Old Hope Road on Friday, June 16, is being held under the theme ‘Youth-centred Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development’.Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, told JIS News that the event will enable students to showcase their talents as well as their innovative projects.The event will also offer free health screenings, including blood sugar, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure and cholesterol tests.Ms. McKenzie underscored the importance of these routine tests, highlighting the recent cases in the media of students who have been plagued by lifestyle illnesses.She told JIS News that attendees will be engaged in a number of activities, including a science and technology quiz; a ‘Pon di Riddim’ competition; and song and poetry competitions, which will focus on science and technology.There will also be a photography competition, a science and technology design challenge, and a Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) workshop.The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will also make a presentation on Environmental Science as well as how students can access data from NEPA to complete their internal assessments and school-based assessments.“It will be a fun-filled day for everyone, as there will be something for each person to participate in,” Ms. McKenzie said.She is encouraging all the schools to take along as many students as possible. Approximately 30 schools have submitted entries for the Science Fair’s competition in thematic areas such as Education; Agriculture; Food and Agro-processing; Energy; ICT and Electronics (with special focus on Cybersecurity); Health and Safety; and Sports/Athletics.Categories of awards will include most innovative display; demonstration of the best use of technology; demonstration of the best use of indigenous materials; best application of the pure sciences as well as the greatest potential for commercialisation.The Science Fair serves as a platform to develop the interest of students in science and technology innovation and research, and it spans all levels of the education system.“We have students participating from the primary, secondary and tertiary levels,” the Coordinator said.The fair is open to students, the public, the academic community, scientists, and anyone who has an interest in science and technology.“We usually find that science and technology is reserved for a certain space, so we want to take that information to the general public in a space where they will not find the information intimidating or difficult to understand. It will be presented in a way that you will be able to relate to it, and see how science and technology are really applicable on a day-to-day basis,” Ms. McKenzie said.The event will be hosted in collaboration with Petrojam Ltd; the Diabetes Association of Jamaica; the Association of Science Teachers of Jamaica; the Development Bank of Jamaica; Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Sandals Resort; Jamaica Observer; Coldax Mart Jamaica Limited; Collins Publishing and CorpBiz Strategies. The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has expanded its National Science Fair 2017 and is now a science, technology and wellness fair.