Month: October 2019

Super Cup: East Bengal fined Rs 5 lakh, Rs 10 lakh fine for 5 other clubs

first_imgSuper Cup: East Bengal fined Rs 5 lakh, Rs 10 lakh fine for 5 other clubsEast Bengal have been asked to pay Rs 5 lakh for pulling out of Super Cup in March-April, while Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala FC, Neroca FC, Aizawl FC and Minerva Punjab FC have been asked to pay Rs 10 lakhadvertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 22:26 IST AIFF have asked East Bengal to pay Rs 5 lakh for pulling out of Super Cup (@eastbengalfc Photo)The All India Football Federation’s Disciplinary Committee Thursday imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh each to five I-League clubs, including former champions Aizawl FC and Minerva Punjab FC, while East Bengal were told to pay Rs 5 lakh for pulling out of Super Cup in March-April.Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala FC and Neroca FC were the other three clubs fined Rs 10 lakh each.The Committee did not give any decision against Mohun Bagan and referred the case for arbitration since the Kolkata side did not sign for participation.The premier knockout club tournament among I-League and ISL teams was severely depleted this season following the boycott by seven clubs — Minerva Punjab FC, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers, NEROCA FC, Gokulam Kerala FC and Aizawl FC.”The Committee thus imposed penalty of Rs 10 lakh upon Aizawl FC, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala FC, Minerva Punjab FC, and NEROCA, each, to be utilised exclusively for benefit and further development of football at grassroot level and towards promotion of youth football in the country through proper transparent modalities with appropriate checks and balances and audit,” the six-page judgment, accessed by PTI here, read.”In default of payment by any club, the AIFF would be at liberty to consider disqualification of the clubs from participation in its next edition competitions,” it added.On East Bengal, the Committee observed that the club intended to participate but the sponsors revolted to the decision.”The club cannot be held guilty of indiscipline or misconduct. It is the sponsors of the club (Quess) who committed so and intended to jeopardise the integrity of the competition.advertisement”Balancing upon the degree of culpability the Committee felt that in order to reduce the humiliation upon East Bengal, quantum of fine should be less than the other clubs and imposed penalty of Rs 5 lakh.”The clubs revolted against the AIFF and sent a letter on February 18 requesting the president of AIFF to address the various issues, including lack of clarity regarding the future of I-League and lack of an agenda for the game at the grassroots level.Terming this subversive, the order said: “Sports bodies cannot be hijacked or held under any threat by a group of vested interested persons or the clubs. Neither the president nor any office bearer has any individual power or authority to do so.”Hence, demanding that unless the ‘President’ of the AIFF meets a particular Group of Clubs, they would not participate in the National Competition that too after entering the Competition and undertaking to ensure faithful compliances of the Regulations of the Competition, is nothing but intending to hold the National Federation under ransom and such subversive conduct cannot be claimed to be ‘bonafide’ and should be dealt with appropriately.Also Read | Kean Lewis signs contract extension with Bengaluru FCFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Super CupFollow AIFFFollow East BengalFollow Churchill BrothersFollow Gokulam Kerala FCFollow Neroca FCFollow Aizawl FCFollow Minerva Punjab FClast_img read more

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Exactly a year after FIFA World Cup heartbreak, England make amends in cricket

first_imgExactly a year after FIFA World Cup heartbreak, England make amends in cricketICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Is it really coming home this time? A year after Gareth Southgate’s men agonoisingly lost the FIFA World Cup semi-final in Moscow, Eoin Morgan-led English cricket team raised hopes of their maiden Cricket World Cup win with a dominant performance in the semi-final against 5-time champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.advertisement Next Akshay Ramesh BirminghamJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:24 IST Tale of 2 World Cups for England: July 11, 2018 – semi-final loss; July 11,2019 – semi-final win (Getty Images/AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland lost the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final on July 11 in MoscowEoin Morgan’s men crushed Australia to progress to World Cup 2019 finalEngland will face New Zealand in the final at Lord’s on SundayEngland believed that the World Cup was coming home. There was a genuine buzz about the country’s football team that punched above its weight and made it to the last-four of FIFA World Cup in 2018 in Russia.Millions had gathered at pubs and public screenings across the major cities in England. At the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, England fans waited for history to unveil. They hadn’t reached the final of a FIFA World Cup since 1966, which was also the last time they won the Jules Rimet Trophy.England had survived some tough situations in the knockout stages. Their Round of 16 win over Colombia that was decided on penalties showed the new English side, under Gareth Southgate, was capable of holding the nerves at crunch moments.When Kieran Trippier found the back of the net as early as the 5th minute of the semi-final, the English fans reassured themsleves that the World Cup was coming home. Howver, at the end of 120 minutes of a fiercely-fought battle, England’s World Cup dream was over. Croatia won the semi-final 2-1 after Mario Mandzukic’s winner in the 2nd half of extra-time.England football team had won millions of hearts but no trophy to show for. England were unable to put behind the disappointmenet of the semi-final heartbreak and the impact of the defeat was seen in their listless display against Belgium in their third-place playoff defeat.Cut to July 11, 2019, England did not mess it up this time in the semi-final. Eoin Morgan’s men were up against five-time champions Australia in the last-four match of World Cup 2019.advertisementOdds were stacked in favour of Australia as they hadn’t lost a single World Cup semi-final in 8 previous attempts before heading into the Edgbaston tie against England on Thursday.Eoin Morgan’s England a win away from bringing it homeHowever, England came up with a ruthless performance that saw Australia comfortably outclassed and ousted from the World Cup.After opting to bat first, Australia were jolted early by Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes. The holders never recovered from the early loss of wickets even as Steve Smith scored a valiant 85. Australia ended with 223 on the board.A Jason Roy-Jonny Bairstow special at the top of the order saw England make light work of the target as they got past the finish line in just 32.3 overs.The World Cup 2019 semi-final was one-sided so much so that Australia captain Aaron Finch conceded that the 8-wiciket defeat was their “worst performance” in a World Cup match.England have lived up to the billing of pre-tournament favourites. They suffered a dip in form after back-to-back loses ot Sri Lanka and Australia in the group-stages but have bounced back in style.Eoin Morgan speaks to the media after England’s #CWC19 semi-final triumph over Australia. #WeAreEngland | #AUSvENG World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 11, 2019New Zealand are waiting in the final which will be played at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s. Since the start of the decade, host nations have gone on to win the Cricket World Cup 2019 — India in 2011, Australia in 2015. Is it England’s time this year?The founders of the game haven’t won a 50-over World Cup title yet. But if Eoin Morgan-led side’s performances in World Cup 2019 are anything to go by, the fans can certainly believe that it’s coming home this time.Also Read | India’s World Cup campaign ends in heartbreak: Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’s tactical blundersAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 England cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow FIFA World CUP 2018Follow Gareth SouthgateFollow Eoin MorganFollow Lord’slast_img read more

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Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four cameras

first_imgOther Galleries 6 images Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is as much an eye pleaser as an exotic McLaren supercarOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTechnologyTechnologyGallery Image: Image: Caption: From the back side, both the phones look almost the same with vertically aligned cameras, with a single tone dual LED placed between them.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The bezels of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are slim, and for the first time in a Redmi Note phone, you get a notch.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: In India, Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available in four colours: Red, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 12MP + 5MP camera configuration on the rear.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Like OnePlus, Xiaomi is not ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack for the Redmi Note 6 Pro.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: This is also the first Redmi Note series phone to come with MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Note 6 Pro is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: In India, the phone will be available in two variants – one with 4GB RAM/64GB storage and second with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 20-megapixel main sensor and secondary camera with 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: XiaomiRedmiRedmi Note 6 ProSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: The Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India tomorrow, November 23, exclusively on Flipkart and also on preview_5d42b3d85cf271564652504_1393708_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 – 09:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Njg4Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg2ODEiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY2ODgifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four camerasApp headline: Redmi Note 6 Pro: Take note of the four cameraslast_img read more

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The Manual Wind: Hublot Classic Fusion

first_img The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Just like automobiles, names of watch models can be quite profound.  Extreme World, El Toro, Deep Sea Sea Dweller and of course Big Bang King Power to name a few.  One watch which is a cousin to the aforementioned Big Bang is the Hublot Classic Fusion.  As nondescript a watch name as Big Bang is as perfect a description for the Classic Fusion.  This entry level timepiece from Hublot might be one of the most classic and versatile timepieces on the market today.This successor to the original Hublots keeps some of the basic design elements from previous models and updates them for todays consumer.  A case with both matte and high polish finishes takes on the straight lugs and bezel screws of Hublots past, while offering a more modern look.  This piece is offered with multiple configurations which include black and white matte dials, as well as carbon fiber dials and ceramic bezels.  Under the dial lies a strong yet thin automatic movement which helps this piece stay under a cuff when at the office.  Case materials include Titanium, rose gold, and ceramic.  The versatility of this model is exemplified in its 45mm diameter piece; large enough for a sporty presence yet still maintaining that streamlined classic look for the office.  Wear it on a rubber strap or Hublot’s Gummy Crocodile strap which inlays crocodile on rubber for a dressier look with added comfort.The name Classic Fusion does not only accurately describe this timepiece but it embodies what Hublot represents as a brand;  the fusion of materials such as titanium, ceramic, carbon fiber, gold, rubber and crocodile into a classic design.Check out the Classic Fusion as well as other offerings from Hublot. The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About Itlast_img read more

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Goodwipes: The Traveling Man’s Get-Clean-Quick Method

first_imgWe’ve all been in that pickle where you can’t properly bathe, cleanse, or shower.Maybe you’re taking a delayed red-eye flight and have to head straight to a wedding upon landing or an urgent business meeting came up and you’re just leaving the golf course after just finishing 18-holes. Maybe you’re a dedicated guy who works out daily at your workplace gym and just doesn’t have enough time to shower due to an early meeting, or you’re a man who has plans to embark on this year’s music festival circuit with just a van and your dog, or maybe from time to time you just sweat a ton like every other normal human being. In any of these cases, it’s hard to know what to do when you can’t take a quick rinse.Enter Goodwipes with their easy solution for any shower-less situation: portable body wipes.Now, you don’t have to sit in your own filth during a sans-shower or while in the wilderness because Goodwipes offers cleaning cloths that are portable, powerful, soft, and their “below the belt” wipes are also biodegradable.Goodwipes for Guys ($10)Below the Belt Wipes ($9)The wipes come packaged with 10 cleansing cloths, which are individually wrapped and small enough to fit anywhere, including your back pocket. These easy-to-use, pH balanced, alcohol-free wipes work wonders in scraping dirt and grime off when you’re unable to shower.Goodwipes’ cloths are infused with tea tree oil, peppermint and ginseng, to guarantee your cleansing is thorough, refreshing, and great smelling. And don’t worry, it won’t take anything away from the satisfaction of that steaming shower when you finally get home. Editors’ Recommendations 8 Best Portable Showers for Getting Clean on the Go The Physical and Mental Benefits of Cold Showers How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities How to Shave With a Straight Razor last_img read more

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Loewe’s Bild 9 is So Next-Level Sleek It’s Making Us Feel Like TV Virgins

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Loewe’s Bild 9 is So Next-Level Sleek It’s Making Us Feel Like TV Virgins Close 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time –:- Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The company that invented the television just reminded us how transcendental watching TV can be.From the same German wunderkind company that invented the television set, Loewe seems to have reinvented this commonplace electronic into a piece of damn-near perfect sculptural art…while packing it with state-of-the-art features that enhance the experience of watching television, even if it’s a crappy sitcom.While back in 1931 the minds at Loewe were presenting the world’s first electronic film transmission at the 8th Berlin Radio Exhibition, it would be Loewe’s London-based Creative Director Bodo Sperlein that designed the futuristic Bild 9— a highly sophisticated and swank as shit television set that we now dream about at night.Inspired by the Golden Twenties and Art Deco, Sperlein said he created Bild 9 to “radiate a presence and lightness so fascinating that it has an almost sculptural effect.”Bild 9 OLED TV/LoeweWell hook, line, and sink.This 7 mm screen (that’s slimmer than your iPhone, Johnny) stands on a hand-forged, ground, and polished steel frame, while a high-quality fabric on the back of the set disguises any and all connections and cables. The Bild 9 simple looks like a sleek canvas on a mount.Once you turn it on, the screen’s OLED technology produces a crisp image thanks to its use of self-lighting organic pixels. That means you don’t have to dim the lights for the screen to really radiate. Then when the TV is turned off, the pallet across the screen is a deep and intense blackness. The huge color spectrum made available via Dolby Vision’s high dynamic range images can be credited for the enhanced visual quality of the Blid 9. (I mean, this screen makes cheesy rom-coms bearable… and MLB a freaking vision).And we haven’t gotten to sound yet.Loewe offers a rich 120 watts of power from six separate speakers and four passive bass membranes. These speakers, the Loewe Klang 9, are a hybrid speaker-meets-subwoofer, which created a warm yet engulfing soundtrack to your movie, show, or… hey just play must from the set if you want.Bild 9 OLED Speakers/LoeweStore whatever app, show, or recording you want to watch on the Bild 9 home screen and you’re set.  It’s simple— which only adds to the beauty of this television.Choose from three mount offerings that include table stand for a shelf or rack, wall mount, or steel frame.The Blid 9 will transform your football Sunday’s into a classy experience, or, for movie buffs, make the theatre-quality image and sound scoffable.Either way, the Loewe Blid 9 is making us all feel like TV virgins and it’s very exciting. The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny last_img read more

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Lil Yachty Chats Braids, Body Wash, and Being Yourself

first_img How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Editors’ Recommendations The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Courtesy of AXEIt’s important to stay fresh under fire and to handle your business with confidence.Pro basketball player Brandon Armstrong, YouTuber Markiplier, recording artist Danny Ocean, and rapper Lil Yachty make up the “Gold Squad,” a team of cultural insiders across gaming, music, and sports representing the new AXE Gold collection, a new scent that includes body washes, sprays, and deodorants.“My music is all about staying positive and being yourself,” says Lil Yachty. “We’re all gold, but it’s hard to always remember that when the pressure’s on. This project with AXE is about staying fresh when the pressure is heavy. Forget the naysayers and own it.”We caught up with Lil Boat and asked for some of his tips grooming greatness.The Manual: Can you give us the backstory on your signature red braids?LY: In grade, I braided my hair because I wanted to look like Kris Kross, this old rap hip-hop group that had braids with colorful rubber bands. My hair was short, so I did two strand twists. And then it grew, and I just wore braids, just braids. And then they grew real long. They were black at the time. When I got a job offer at McDonald’s my mom wanted me to be so presentable, so she made me cut my hair. So that was real sad. I cut my hair. And then she saw I was so sad because my hair was the only thing keeping me different, so then she was like well why don’t you dye it red? So I dyed it red, and it’s been red ever since eleventh grade.Lil Yachty/FacebookTM: How do you take care of it?LY: Shit, I don’t. My shit fell out. It grew back. But, nah, I’m on the road a lot. The bleaching and the heat takes a toll on my hair. So, I try to do what I can. But honestly, I don’t do what I should do. It’s sad but it’s true. When I get braided I get it washed, deep conditioned, I put oils in it and all that good stuff. I get it braided like once a week if I can get to a stylist.TM: Who braids it? Do you have a go-to stylist?LY: I go to the same lady at home. I’ve been going to her since high school.TM: There’s a rumor going around the internet that your braids are insured?“You gotta stay fresh. When you smell good, you feel good. When you look good, you feel good.”LY: No, that’s not true, they fell out before and no one paid me for it.TM: Do you shave? And how often?LY: My face, as soon as I see an inch of hair. I try to keep a baby face. My facial hair grows, I just try to keep it low.TM: Do you have a favorite shaving product?LY: I don’t shave myself. I have a barber. He doesn’t actually shave it. He uses clippers.TM: Do you use moisturizer on your face? LY: Yeah, I like to use moisturizer. I don’t travel with any, and I’ve been kind of iffy with hotel lotion. So, I don’t do it much because I’m never really home. But I like to make my skin look very smooth and chocolatey.Courtesy of AxeTM: What about your tattoos? How do you take care of them?LY: I’m gonna come clean. I probably put something on there one time. You’re making me feel bad.TM: Sorry! Let’s make you feel good. How does AXE Gold give you dating confidence? LY: Smelling good is key important. Have you ever been on a date and someone just didn’t smell too good? It’s not the best, right? It’s like a deal breaker, especially on the first date. You gotta stay fresh. When you smell good, you feel good. When you look good, you feel good. All these key elements add up to making someone feel gold. When you feel gold, you feel good. Then you pretty much are good and can’t anybody say otherwise.TM: Tell me about your personal style?LY: I have my own style. I like throwback looks a lot. I like the 90’s. I like colors and baggy jeans. I like what I like.TM: What is your favorite city to shopLY: LA. But I haven’t been to Japan yet. I can’t wait to go.last_img read more

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Wolverine Partners with Mike Rowe on New Boot Supporting American Workers

first_img Wolverine Ramparts Boot Collection Provides Support On and Off the Job Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races As a native-born Michigander, nothing makes me prouder of my home state than its instinctive knack for bringing nature and industry together. Perhaps no Michigan-born brand represents this dyad better than Wolverine. (There’s a reason we’re known as the Wolverine State.)Wolverine has not only been building boots since the late 1800s but has remained steadfastly loyal to its Michigan roots. The company still crafts its iconic footwear out of headquarters in Rockford, Michigan, sustaining a unique connection to the people and the place that made the company who it is. The boots are more than just a beautifully made example of heritage foot fashion — they’re the real deal, every pair combining comfort, durability, function, and style. Even today, 135 years after the company was founded, Wolverine makes boots according to its original construction methods and archival patterns.1000 Mile Boot. Wolverine Boots & Apparel/FacebookThe 1000-Mile Boot is the calling card of Wolverine, manufactured since 1914. Crafted from horsehide treated with an innovative tanning process that made it uniquely soft and pliable, it offered exceptional durability and long-term value to the wearer.Founder G.A. Krause was not only a consummate craftsman but also a workingman’s advocate. He created one of the nation’s first profit-sharing plans, selling shares of his highly successful company to his employees. His product and his vision were always designed for men and women who understand the meaning and value of a hard day’s work.For the company today, this is more than just a branding concept. For the past three years, Wolverine has put extra muscle into supporting the skilled workers of America through Project Bootstrap, an initiative that outfits trade school students around the country with a pair of tough-as-nails Wolverine boots that can carry them throughout their career.center_img This Labor Day, Wolverine takes the project one step further with the launch of a new partnership. Dirty Jobs host (and longtime Wolverine fan) Mike Rowe has created a limited-edition version of the 1000 Mile Boot that pays homage to the masons, carpenters, construction workers, and other skilled workers who serve as the backbone of American industry. Recreated from the original 1000 Mile, the mikeroweWORKS edition will feature red, white, and blue stitching and a mikeroweWORKS-embossed leather hashtag. One-hundred percent of all sales will be donated to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a non-profit helps train people for skilled jobs and has provided over $3 million in scholarships for trade schools.At a time when 82 percent of construction firms project increasingly difficulty in recruiting and hiring qualified workers, it’s more important than ever for successful individuals and companies to invest in the future of America by supporting the training of skilled workers.The limited edition mikeroweWORKS 1000 Mile Boot will be available for purchase online via Wolverine one week leading up to Labor Day: Tuesday, August 28 through Tuesday, September 4. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States last_img read more

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The 9 Best-Looking Field Watches for Men this Season

first_imgThe field watch signifies a return to the outdoors. Field watches are designed to be ready for, well, the field. Even if you’re not wearing yours for military or exploration purposes, the style still holds. The lightweight NATO, leather, or canvas strap is perfect to wear as temps climb steadily out of winter, while field-inspired watch case and dial designs are more interesting and visually masculine than their dress watch counterparts. Here are our picks for the best field watches for men this season.Timex Expedition Field Chronograph – $90Leave it to Timex to design a watch with field-ready style and a stellar price tag — it doesn’t get better than this Field Chronograph.Shop NowHamilton Khaki Field Watch – $850Featuring a distinctive khaki green finish, this watch from Hamilton is a sleek option for the fella who wants a field watch without the bulk. Bright Arabic numerals and a cozy canvas strap make for a user-friendly timepiece that also happens to be incredibly tough.Shop NowJack Mason Field Camp Watch – $195Field watches can boast a design that’s a bit more classically refined in nature, yet no less rugged, as is the case with this handsome Jack Mason number. The deep navy of the face is nicely offset by the rich brown of the strap and both colors reference throwback military colors. Shop NowMWC Watches GG-W-113 – $155With a no-frills dial design and a nylon military strap, this MWC timepiece is perfect for pairing with a light shirt, spring-ready shorts, and sneakers aplenty.Shop NowSeiko 5 Automatic Watch – $132With looks that signify standout casual style and a price tag that won’t break the bank, this Seiko timepiece is certainly in the running for the best men’s field watches to buy now.Shop NowLuminox Atacama Field Day Watch – $535With its large face and rugged buckled band, the Atacama field watch from Luminox is as bold an accessory as the man wearing it. Water resistant up to 660 feet, it’s suitable for professional marine activity as well as all serious surface water sports.Shop NowBertucci Original Field Watch – $170The original field watch from Bertucci is a fantastic option for guys in need of a timepiece that can handle the grind of a demanding workplace. With scratch-resistant glass, comfortable knit band, and an ultra-durable case back, this bad boy is sure to become your new favorite go-to.Shop NowOrvis Field Watch – $98 For a more affordable option, consider this field watch from Orvis. A no-fuss design allows for optimized usability while a stainless steel case ensures that it won’t crack under pressure. Plus, it’s water resistant up to 328 ft. and has a non-reflective face that helps combat sun glare.Shop NowMarathon Milspec Navigator – $270Said to be built to government specifications for use by military personnel, the Milspec Navigator from Marathon is chock-full of exciting tech including self-illuminating tritium gas tubes and high torque movement. It also features a pilot’s watch, designed especially for pilots and paratroopers.Shop NowNot feeling the field watch? Our round-up of the best watches under $500 offers plenty of other options to make sure your wrist doesn’t go naked this spring. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

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Civil Servants Urged to Commit to Improving Service Delivery

first_img As the nation’s civil servants celebrate Civil Service Week 2013, Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Douglas Saunders is urging them to place special emphasis on improving the level of customer service to the public.Ambassador Saunders, who is head of the civil service, noted that while public servants face constraints with respect to resources such as equipment, they should commit to enhancing service delivery.“It is true that service can be enhanced by having tools, which would assist and expedite things but most importantly, is how we as individuals relate and treat the people we serve. That is all of Jamaica. It includes our families, our relatives and ourselves…. I just really want us to proceed immediately with emphasis on that part of it because it is within our power to do so,” he said.Ambassador Saunders was speaking at the launch of Civil Service Week on November 15 at the Bank of Jamaica Auditorium in Kingston. The week is being celebrated under the theme ‘Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow.’The Cabinet Secretary told the civil servants that they need to be very conscious of the fact that many Jamaicans are “going through very difficult times” and anything they are able to do at a personal level to ameliorate that kind of difficulty will be “very much appreciated by the persons we serve.”Ambassador Saunders informed that a number of initiatives are underway, which are aimed at significantly enhancing efficiencies in the civil service, one of which is a shared corporate services arrangement among government entities. He explained that pilots are currently underway and the service should roll out in the new financial year.Long serving employee of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Enthrose Angella Campbell, was named the 2013 Civil Servant of the Year. The other nominees were Director, Corporate Planning and Performance Monitoring at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dawn Elizabeth Ann Smith; Acting Director Human Resource Development, Accountant General’s Department, Yvette Alexia Harriott; and Director of Transport Policy Unit (Land, Air and Maritime), Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Valerie Anne Simpson.Civil Service Week 2013 is being celebrated from November 17 to 22.  The week began with a church service at the Tarrant Baptist Church; a Charity Walk onNovember 18; Exposition in the Park on November 19; Jamaica Civil Service Long Service Awards on  November 20; Ministries’ In House Activities and Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Secondary School Quiz Competition on November 21; and on November 22, Brain Games and Afterwork Lyme on the roof top of the National Housing Trust car park. Civil Service Week 2013 is being celebrated from November 17 to 22 Ambassador Saunders, who is head of the civil service, noted that while public servants face constraints with respect to resources such as equipment, they should commit to enhancing service delivery. Long serving employee of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Enthrose Angella Campbell, was named the 2013 Civil Servant of the Year. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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University Establishes Scholarship in Honour of Education Minister

first_imgStory Highlights The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.The decision to set up the ‘Ruel Reid Transformational Leadership Scholarship’ was taken by the University to recognise Senator Reid’s lead role in arriving at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the University for the provision of 107 scholarships, over three years, worth $378.2 million (US$3 million).These scholarships are available to student teachers to pursue undergraduate and graduate programmes at any of the tertiary institution’s campuses globally.BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”.The surprise announcement, which was made during the MOU’s recent signing at The Mico University College in Kingston, left Senator Reid at a loss for words and saw him welcoming the gesture with an elated “I’m speechless!”.Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.The MOU, resulting from the discussions between Senator Reid and Mr. Brunson, whose grandfather was Jamaican, between 2016 and earlier this year, will additionally see the University hiring 200 English language teachers for its global network of schools for the 2018/19 academic year.Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, and the Ministry’s newly appointed International Donor Consultant for the Jamaican Diaspora in the US, Gail Dunwell, who works closely with the National Education Trust, were also instrumental in initiating the partnership.Senator Reid, in welcoming the MOU, conveyed the Government’s gratitude to BAU University.“I have had the opportunity of meeting different segments of the Jamaican diaspora (who) are always very interested in what is happening in Jamaica, and particularly how they can assist our education programme. We are very grateful for the strength of the Jamaican connection,” the Minister said.“There are Jamaicans in very prestigious positions all over the world, and wherever they are able to influence certain decisions, we find that they always step up to the plate,” he added.Mr. Brunson said the initiative’s genesis dates back 10 years when he first met his grandfather.He said the knowledge of his heritage was the primary reason for seeking out how best he could make a tangible and meaningful contribution to Jamaica.Against this background, Mr. Brunson said he made representation to the University’s administration and successfully lobbied their support in March 2016, which resulted in the MOU’s forging.“So for all these reasons and more, I am excited and I am proud. This is only the beginning of this relationship,” he added.President of The Mico, Dr. Asburn Pinnock, said the initiative is a “perfect fit” with the Government’s focus for education.“I think this will go a far way in building our resources as we try to graduate more persons in Jamaica from tertiary education,” he argued.BAU International University is a private, non-profit institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in economics, international affairs, entrepreneurship, global affairs, and international law and economics.The BAU Global Network, which spans three continents, has been providing higher education for over 15 years through its campuses, which are also located in Canada and Hong Kong.Its flagship campus is Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, which has eight faculties, a school of languages, and two vocational schools. BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”. The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.last_img read more

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JIF Hailed A Success: JAMPRO Says Opportunities for Major Investments

first_img Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (June 26), Manager for Sales and Promotions at JAMPRO, Ricardo Durrant, said that the forum sparked great interest among potential investors, with good leads and the potential for major projects. The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is reporting that the recently held Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) was a success and has created opportunities for sound investment projects. The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is reporting that the recently held Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) was a success and has created opportunities for sound investment projects.The forum, held from June 12 to 14 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, focused on six priority sectors – agri-business, business process outsourcing (BPO), energy, logistics, manufacturing and tourism.Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (June 26), Manager for Sales and Promotions at JAMPRO, Ricardo Durrant, said that the forum sparked great interest among potential investors, with good leads and the potential for major projects.“Over 400 persons attended the forum, of which some 200 were in the investor category, and these investors held over 100 meetings over the two days with key sector leaders and government ministers who attended,” he informed.Mr. Durrant said that the main sectors of interest are logistics, energy and tourism, and “we are also seeing interest in cybersecurity, which is a direct result of the work that we have been doing in the BPO sector and our information technology infrastructure”.He pointed out that a cybersecurity hub will enhance the country’s capabilities in banking, BPO, and other data-sensitive industries.The investors at JIF came from 18 countries across the globe, including Japan, Singapore, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, United States of America and the Caribbean.Mr. Durrant noted that more than 80 per cent of the investment interests have top-level positions in their companies, such as presidents, vice presidents and chief executive officers.“These are key decision-makers, and when they meet with other decision-makers, it makes them comfortable, as they have discussions and meetings and are able to move their projects along,” he pointed out.Mr. Durrant said that with the strong leads and deep interest, the next level is to work with the potential investors “to ensure that these investments are landed properly and effectively”.“We estimate that combined, these investors are managing funds of over US$100 billion, and if we can get those projects landed in Jamaica, you can see the effect it will have on our gross domestic product (GDP) growth, our employment and all the things that we want to achieve in Jamaica,” he said.On her part, President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards, told JIS News that the forum achieved its main objectives of connecting with new investors to attract more interest from the global investor scene, progressing existing investment interests, and attracting international media.“So, on all those fronts, we have succeeded as we have actually brought on board new investors; we have connected with existing investors right across the board, and particularly in the six sectors that we targeted; and had some 15 international media houses attending,” Miss Edwards said.She noted, too, that several persons remained after JIF to deepen conversations and investigation of Jamaica.“A conference is really just the start of a relationship, as investment happens between people who are in a relationship and who are in a relationship with a country that they want to invest in.“So JIF opens doors for us, sets a stage for us, provides a platform for us and now, the next step for JAMPRO is to follow up on those investment interests that we have stimulated and awakened. It is for us to hold the hand of these investors and take them through the next steps in their progression of investment,” Miss Edwards said.The staging of JIF in 2012 and 2015 were huge successes for JAMPRO, attracting some US$300 million in investment and generating some 7,000 jobs. The forum, held from June 12 to 14 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, focused on six priority sectors – agri-business, business process outsourcing (BPO), energy, logistics, manufacturing and tourism. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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DMCA to Showcase Its Maritime Sector Strategy at …

first_imgzoom Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is planning to participate in the upcoming 2014 Posidonia Exhibition which will be held from June 2 to 6, 2014 in Athens, Greece, to showcase Dubai’s experience as a world-class international maritime hub.DMCA explained this move as part of “its commitment to create channels for transferring knowledge and exchanging expertise with leading regional and international industry players, in order to promote Dubai’s competitiveness and position it among the world’s top maritime centers.”Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, commented: “DMCA will shed light on the strategically important Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (DMSS), the first plan of its kind in Dubai aimed at regulating, developing and promoting the maritime industry under the highest standards of excellence, creativity, innovation, human investment and environmental protection. It will be vital to creating a secure and vibrant maritime industry that can drive sustainable economic development.” “We look forward to discussing the key pillars of DMSS which will take advantage of the Emirate’s various strengths such as its strategic location, prosperous economy, healthy investment environment, and integrated maritime legislations. We will also underscore other factors such as growing imports and exports and financing and brokerage, all of which are poised to add more value and comprehensiveness to Dubai’s maritime community,” he added.“Posidonia Exhibition 2014 is of particular importance as a leading interactive platform aimed at encouraging communication among decision makers from across the world’s maritime industries. It will discuss the latest developments and best practices to overcome emerging challenges and create a bright outlook for the future. DMCA’s participation will focus on Dubai’s experience as one of the world’s major hubs for maritime trade in view of its strategic location as a gateway between East and West, in addition to its highly competitive logistics services, investment environment, advanced infrastructure, and tax exemption.”Theodore Vokos, Executive Director at Posidonia Exhibitions S.A., said: “Dubai is known for being a major hub for marine navigation and trade, connecting Asian markets with Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Over the past few years it has emerged as a leading regional and international port, supported by high-level technical and logistics services and advanced infrastructure. DMCA is, without a doubt, the solid foundation on which Dubai’s maritime industry is growing and prospering. Its efforts to develop new laws and legislations that support its ambitious approach to create the required investment environment to attract industry leaders from all over the world are unparalleled.”“We are certain that DMCA’s participation will be a great addition to the Posidonia 2014 exhibition which will gather international maritime industry leaders over five consecutive days of extensive discussions and high-level interactive activities,” Vokos added.“We are eager to hash out Dubai’s Maritime Sector Strategy which has brought about a positive change in the maritime industry through a series of initiatives. These include the issuance of new legislations and regulations under the highest standards of maritime safety and best environmental practices, as well as local and international resolutions that govern marine operations management. It further aims to develop a competitive infrastructure and lay down an integrated logistics program to create a safe and sustainable maritime environment. This environment will be able to effectively respond to market changes and emerging trends by attracting regional and international investors to leverage Dubai’s rapidly growing footprint as a key player in the global maritime map,” concluded Ali Al Daboos, Executive Director – operations, Dubai Maritime City Authority.Held once every two years, Posidonia serves as one of the world’s most prestigious maritime events. It offers an ideal platform for interaction among decision makers, government figures, experts, ship owners, international investors and representatives from key maritime companies across the world. The previous 2012 edition attracted over 1,870 exhibitors and 18,500 buyers from 92 countries.Press Release, May 19, 2014, Image: DMCAlast_img read more

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One More for Daesun Shipbuilding

first_imgzoom Daesun Shipbuilding and Engineering has won an order for construction of one 1,800 TEU containership from South Korean carrier Pan Continental Shipping, according to Asiasis.The ship is slated for delivery in the first half of 2017 and features the so called Bangkokmax vessel design.Once delivered, the feeder is expected to be hired on Thailand-Vietnam service.The latest order brings the South Korean orderbook to nine 1,800 TEU boxships.The financial details of the contract have not been disclosed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Seanergy Hungry for More Bulker Acquisitions

first_imgzoom Athens-based dry bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp is looking to avail of the market conditions and low prices of vessels to expand fleet with more vessel acquisitions.Stamatis Tsantanis, the company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, believes that current market conditions represent a unique opportunity to acquire quality tonnage at 30-year historical low prices.“For that reason, we intend to pursue acquisition opportunities that we believe can further enhance value for our shareholders. We believe that Seanergy is the right platform in dry bulk listed space for further fleet expansion in order to capitalize on the recovery of the freight market and asset values,” he adds.The opportunities are being viewed as the company closes the year with the completion of the USD 185 million fleet acquisition that was signed in August of 2015.The result brings the company’s fleet to  6 Capesize and 2 Supramax vessels, driving the Seaenergy’s cargo carrying capacity from zero to more than 1.1 million DWT.The fleet additions saw the company report net revenues of USD 6.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.Furthermore, the year seems to have started on a promising note as the company has regained compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirement.last_img read more

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DSME Plunges into Red with USD 1 Bn Loss

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has returned to the red as it reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2016 at KRW 1.2 trillion (USD 1 billion), compared to a net profit of KRW 31.4 billion seen in the first quarter of the year.The company’s net loss widened compared to the second quarter of 2015 when it was at KRW 430.7 billion, while its net loss for the first half of 2016 reached KRW 1.18 trillion, against a net loss of KRW 1.04 trillion seen in the first half of 2015.DSME’s operating loss was at KRW 423.6 billion in the second quarter, against an operating loss of KRW 582 billion reported in the same period a year earlier. For the first half of the year, the company’s operating loss stood at KRW 449.9 billion, against an operating loss of KRW 1.2 trillion seen in the first half of 2015.During the quarter, South Korean authorities launched an accounting probe into the shipbuilder’s financials and revealed an accounting fraud in the amount of some KRW 5.4 trillion (USD 4.6 billion).The authorities also found out that the company’s management undertook business projects without legitimate procedures, as well as that the shipbuilder’s main creditor Korea Development Bank failed to conduct proper inspections on DSME’s management.The country’s prosecutors questioned two of the company’s former Chief Executive Officer, Ko Jae-ho and Nam Sang-tae, as part of the accounting probe.Additionally, the company’s former Chief Financial Officer, identified only by his surname Kim, was reportedly charged with taking part in the accounting fraud in July.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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