first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Benitez now free to walk out of Newcastleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafa Benitez could walk out of Newcastle United today.The Mirror says the only thing keeping manager Benitez from walking out before now has been the £6million he would have had to pay to his sportswear tycoon boss for breaking his contract.But that clause has now expired, and Benitez can quit St James’ Park for nothing.However, he recognises any movement in the manager’s chair could end in relegation disaster.Even though he is putting his managerial head on the block by staying put, he doesn’t want to turn his back on the Geordie fans. last_img read more

first_imgTagsAustralia/Asia NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ABC deal for A-League and W-League club competitionsby Ian Ferris21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAustralian public-service broadcaster ABC has struck a two-year deal with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to provide free-to-air coverage of the A-League and W-League club competitions, as well as matches involving the men’s and women’s national teams, reports SportBusiness.It will mark the first time that ABC has broadcast the A-League, the top tier of the men’s club game in Australia. The deal also marks a return of ABC’s W-League coverage, with the broadcaster having served as the inaugural partner of the women’s competition from 2008 to 2017.Under the agreement announced by FFA and its pay-television rights holder Fox Sports, ABC will broadcast 29 live regular-season matches at 5pm on Saturdays during the 2019-20 campaign, with coverage to be shown on television and via the iview on-demand service.For the A-League 2020 Finals Series, ABC will provide delayed broadcasts of one elimination final, one semi-final and the grand final. It will also show 14 rounds of the 2019-20 W-League season and the entire W-League Finals Series live.Additionally, ABC will broadcast every men’s national team match which Fox Sports has rights to. The broadcaster will also show the women’s national team’s upcoming matches against Chile on November 9 and November 12, as well as next year’s Asian qualifiers for the women’s Olympic tournament.Fox Sports will continue to provide live coverage of all A-League, W-League and national team matches via Foxtel and Kayo Sports. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane: Strong Courtois aware of the situationby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has defended Thibaut Courtois.Courtois was withdrawn at half-time with Real trailing 2-0 against Club Bruges in midweek, and the club later said the Belgian had been suffering from gastroenteritis – rather than an anxiety attack as claimed in the Spanish media.Courtois was jeered by members of the home support during the 2-2 Champions League draw.On Courtois, Zidane said: “Regardless of whether it’s fair or not, it is what it is. He’s strong and is aware of the situation. The first-half performance the other day was down to everyone.”The important thing is how he’s feeling. He’s not the only one who was responsible for that first half against Bruges. At Real Madrid you’re not allowed to make any mistakes, we can never concede and always have to score. Whenever that doesn’t happen, bad things are always going to be said about Real Madrid. We always have to give our all.”Nobody is a guaranteed starter, not Courtois or anybody else. I never said that. I’m going to use all of them.” last_img read more

first_imgAston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton: Embrace top 2 testby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton says they must embrace their upcoming two games.Villa travel to reigning champions Manchester City on Saturday before hosting current leaders Liverpool the following weekend.Goalkeeper Heaton said: “They are widely regarded as the two best teams in the league and we are playing them back-to-back – that is what the Premier League is all about.“There is no fear or worry there. It is just a hunger to go and embrace the games, to go and put our stamp on them and try and get the wins.“Of course, it is going to be tough. We know how much quality they gave got. They are both great sides.“But we have a lot of quality here. These are the kind of teams you want to go up against. We have seen already this season it can be done. We just want to make sure we give ourselves the best chance.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery pressed about dumped Ozilby Paul Vegas9 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery was reluctant to discuss Mesut Ozil’s situation last night.Emery did not consider Ozil for their Europa League win over Vitoria.Pushed about the German, the manager would only say: “Tonight is not the day to speak about that.”I prefer to speak about the match. We have all the players who played.”He’s not in the squad. That is the decision tonight. Now we are going to work towards Sunday.” last_img read more

first_imgGary Pinkel after big win against BYU.Gary Pinkel DanceMissouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced yesterday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall. So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU tonight was so touching. After the game, Pinkel’s players surrounded him, chanted his name, and urged him to dance. The veteran head coach obliged, and appeared to get emotional in doing so. “and the GP, GP ayyyyyyy chant has erupted” among players pic.twitter.com/vdwQ8ddega— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) November 15, 2015Dance Gary Pinkel. Dance. pic.twitter.com/7LouzovljA— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 15, 2015That’s awesome. Hats off to Pinkel and his team.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Katy Perry attends the Los Angeles opening night performance of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Ahmanson Theatre on October 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)Last year, pop superstar Katy Perry joined ESPN’s College GameDay and, among other things, joked that LSU fans smell like corndogs. Saturday, she doubled down on trolling the Tigers and their fans.Perry apparently found the time to record an intro for Ole Miss today as they took on LSU in Oxford. Perry got the “Hotty Toddy” chant started and then chowed down on a corndog. Here’s video – it’s amazing.Katy Perry pumping up Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. #OleMiss vs #LSU pic.twitter.com/TDveqQgEBt— Scott Satchfield (@Satchfield) November 21, 2015.@katyperry is the greatest!! @OleMissFB pic.twitter.com/O0gnrEifJy— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) November 21, 2015Katy Perry and Ole Miss – apparently a match made in heaven.last_img read more

first_imgWendie Renard scored two headers as France opened the Women’s World Cup with a one-sided 4-0 defeat of South Korea.Eugenie Le Sommer’s 11th goal in her last 11 appearances for France in all competitions gave the tournament hosts an early lead in Paris.Before half-time a pair of towering Renard headers made it 3-0 to Corinne Diacre’s side, who are among the favourites to win the tournament, allowing them to ease off after the interval. 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? But with six minutes to go France wrapped things up in superb style, Amandine Henry scoring from outside the penalty area to send a strong message to their World Cup rivals.fans filled the stadium tonight! #FRAKOR | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/dIuafasTHz— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 7, 2019France opened the scoring in just the ninth minute at a packed Parc des Princes.A composed attack led to Henry squaring a low cross for Le Sommer to steer a first-time finish past helpless Korea goalkeeper Kim Minjung.France seemed to have doubled their lead in stunning fashion in the 26th minute, Griedge Mbock Bathy swivelling to volley home a headed pass from Renard, but the goal was ruled out for offside following a VAR check.More goals duly arrived before the break as Gaetane Thiney’s corner was powered home by Renard before the defender’s aerial power told again, this time from Amel Majri’s set piece.Wendie Renard, loving life #FRAKOR | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/RLttRHTzV9— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 7, 2019Korea’s comparative lack of physicality continued to give France a major advantage but Henry’s effort from the edge of the penalty area was easily gathered by goalkeeper Kim.Substitute Kang Chaerim went close to scoring a spectacular consolation for Korea, with their first shot in the 69th minute, but her rising drive narrowly cleared the France crossbar.France got sloppy in the closing stages and a rare Renard mistake allowed Lee Mina to run through on Sarah Bouhaddi’s goal, but composure deserted the forward and she fired wide of the target.But Les Bleues were able to sign off the tournament opener with a fourth goal in the 84th minute, Henry whipping a sensational strike across Kim from 25 yards out.Key Opta Facts- France’s 4-0 win over Korea Republic in this match was the biggest win by a host nation in their opening game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament since China PR defeated Norway 0-4 in 1991. In that year, Norway went on to reach the final before losing to the United States.- France’s victory means that seven of the eight host nations of a FIFA Women’s World Cup have won their opening game of that tournament, including the last six in a row. The only host nation not to win their opening match at a Women’s World Cup tournament was Sweden in 1995 (0-1 vs Brazil).- Le Sommer’s goal was her 75th for France in all competitions; the only female with more is Marinette Pichon (81 goals).- Ten of Renard’s last 11 goals for France have come from headers and this was her first international goal since March 2017 vs England.- Renard scored twice in an international match for France for the first time since November 2013 vs Bulgaria – 2017 days ago. read morelast_img read more

first_imgTobin Heath believes the United States Women’s World Cup win over the Netherlands can be a springboard for their equal pay fight.After the USA emerged 2-0 winners in Lyon, large parts of the stadium could be heard chanting ‘equal pay’, something which followed the booing of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.And Heath, who started six of her country’s games as she claimed her second World Cup title, is excited about what comes next. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “ We’ve been fighting for this for a long time as a team and to be on this platform on the world stage and to hear the stadium chanting for it, it was a really, really powerful moment,” the winger said.“I hope that causes change. It’s really cool to be not just winning and fighting for things on the field, but fighting for things off the field and doing so in a way through sport I think is really powerful.“I think it’s just the start of something massive and culture-changing.“Unless we get to the final and obviously win the final, maybe that chant isn’t being chanted.“So I think in a lot of ways, this team has been kind of, I guess you could call it synchro-destiny with this fight for equal pay and I think it’s our responsibility and it’s something that we love to do.”Heath’s international team-mate Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the push for change, with the fight for equal pay just one thing she has been very vocal about.Some worried the non-football related headlines she was grabbing could have a negative impact on this team, as they aimed to pick up back-to-back World Cup titles.But it certainly didn’t, and it didn’t affect Rapinoe either, who won both the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball for her efforts on the pitch.“We’ve got to celebrate these great, great sports moments and she had a fantastic tournament. She’s an incredible player,” Heath said.USWNT Women's World Cup 2019“Alex [Morgan] had a fantastic tournament, Rose [Lavelle] had a fantastic tournament.“It’s these special moments that only the World Cup brings around so we didn’t need to celebrate our teammates, they did wonderful.”Speaking more about Rapinoe’s impact, the 31-year-old said: “She’s a fantastic leader for us both on and off the field and I think she’s really led with a lot of grace and by action too.“It’s not easy to speak up and then also to follow it up by action but she’s done it so well, especially in this tournament, to stay focused and motivated at the task at hand but also be fighting a parallel fight as well.“It’s kind of synonymous with the US women’s national team, you know.“We fight to win games and we fight for things off the field too. But to see the momentum that this tournament has kind of pushed forth with all of those is just fantastic.”The victory also answered a lot of critics who questioned coach Jill Ellis and also the team, particularly after they crashed out of the 2016 Olympics in the quarter-finals, losing on penalties to Sweden.“To be able to say [we are] world champions, I think [that] is the only thing that you can say against critics in a lot of ways,” Heath added.“This team has been through so much, from 2015 to 2016 to now.“It’s incredible and it speaks volumes to this group and to kind of the resilience of this group and the players that have been a big part of the last however many years in order to bring this team and keep this team at the top.“It’s not easy, especially in this generation of football where more and more teams are competitive. You saw this in the tournament. “For us to still remain where we are I think is a testament to the determination and the hard work that goes in every single day with these players and with the staff.”last_img read more

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)There are still three weeks left to the college football season, but the College Football Playoff field looks pretty firm. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are not expected to lose another game, but FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt thinks spots No. 3 and No. 4 are be in play.On Wednesday’s edition of The Herd With Colin Cowherd, Klatt expressed his opinion on which games were most likely to affect the College Football Playoff rankings.“You’re waiting for the Ohio State-Michigan game and the Syracuse-Notre Dame game.”The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently ranked No. 3 while the Michigan Wolverines are ranked No. 4.No. 13 Syracuse is the only ranked team left on Notre Dame’s schedule. With no conference title game to play, the Fighting Irish need to make a good impression in order to keep one-loss teams with a 13th game from passing them.As for Michigan, the Wolverines need to avoid losing to arch-rival Ohio State. The College Football Playoff has never admitted a two-loss team before, and Ohio State would be able to play for the Big Ten Championship, and possibly a Playoff spot, with a win over Michigan.Notre Dame plays Syracuse at Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2018.Michigan plays Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018.last_img read more

first_imgurban meyer on the sideline of the maryland gameCOLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)While most of this week’s rivalry games turned out like we thought they would, there were a few results that greatly affect the College Football Playoff picture. Ohio State’s win over Michigan is the big one.Washington State’s loss to Washington on Friday night will also change the way the rankings look on Tuesday.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia all prevailed, and they will likely be the top four teams when the fifth set of rankings are unveiled.Oklahoma and Ohio State will likely follow. Those are the six teams that still have realistic shots at playing for it all.Let’s take a look at the projected College Football Playoff rankings heading into conference championship week.AlabamaClemsonNotre DameGeorgiaOklahomaOhio StateMichiganUCFWashington StateLSUThe fifth version of the College Football Playoff rankings will come out Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State didn’t take very long to decide on a replacement for Urban Meyer, as the Buckeyes are making offensive coordinator Ryan Day their new head coach.Day, 39, was Ohio State’s interim head coach at the start of the 2018 season while Meyer served his suspension.The Chip Kelly protege has reportedly received multiple head coaching offers in recent seasons, but opted to remain at Ohio State.College football insider Bruce Feldman reports that Ohio State has already agreed to a new contract with Day.“SOURCE: New #OhioState head coach Ryan Day has agreed to a five-year contract with the Buckeyes,” he reports.SOURCE: New #OhioState head coach Ryan Day has agreed to a five-year contract with the Buckeyes.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 4, 2018ESPN.com had some details on Day’s career earlier today:Day, 39, has had a 15-year coaching career in college football and the NFL but has never been a full-time head coach. He joined Ohio State’s staff in 2017 after stops at Temple (twice), Boston College (twice), the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.He played quarterback at the University of New Hampshire from 1997 to 2001 for Chip Kelly, who was the offensive coordinator at the time. He then started his coaching career at New Hampshire in 2002 as the tight ends coach and eventually landed at Florida, where he was a grad assistant for Meyer. When Kelly became the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach in 2015, he picked Day as his OC. Day then followed Kelly to the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.Day will officially take over the Ohio State football program on January 2. The Buckeyes are set to play Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.Ohio State is set to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

first_img Fornelli doesn’t think the future bodes well for the fifth-year head coach.Helton’s time at USC reminds me a lot of the Jim McElwain Era at Florida. The Gators won 19 games in Mac’s first two seasons, as well as two division titles, but they never looked like a team that was the same level as the elite programs of the country, which is where Florida wants to be. Plus, recruiting was dropping off. That’s mostly how I feel about USC right now. The Trojans won the Pac-12 in 2017, but got pantsed in losses to Notre Dame and Ohio State that season as well. Also, USC’s 2019 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 20 nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings, but only third in the Pac-12.There is no excuse for USC to have only the third-best class in the Pac-12 ever. It’s just not supposed to happen, yet, it has this year. And if Helton doesn’t show significant improvement in 2019, I don’t think he’s around to see the 2020 class. And when you look at USC’s 2019 schedule, it’s not going to be easy to survive.You can read Fornelli’s full column here.As for USC’s schedule, Fornelli has a point. The Trojans will face always-strong Stanford in Week 2 before a road trip to BYU. They also have to travel to Arizona State and Washington in conference play and face Notre Dame in an independent game in South Bend.Utah and Oregon have to come to Los Angeles at least, but there isn’t much margin for error. A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Now that National Signing Day is over, we can officially begin the countdown to college football spring practice. The offseason is moving swiftly.Additionally, with 2019 recruiting mostly in the bag–transfers still need to be sorted out of course–we can start looking at the 2019 season and assessing which teams and coaches have the pressure on them. There are several head coaches on the hot seat.CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli ranked the five coaches with the hottest seats in the country in his “Friday Five” column the other day. He put USC’s Clay Helton at No. 1.Helton is coming off a 5-7 season in LA, and many expected he wouldn’t be retained. However, USC AD Lynn Swann is giving him another chance.last_img read more

first_img Fortunately for the Cornhuskers, the defense is showing a ton of confidence as they prepare for the regular season.Martinez spoke to the media about how the defense looks in preseason camp. His review of the defense was glowing to say the least.From the Lincoln Journal Star:“They’ve been good. We’re starting to bounce back a little bit as an offensive unit the past couple days with the scrimmage, but the D-Line’s been great, the DBs have a ton of confidence,” Martinez said. “I’ve spoken on this a ton, but I’m really excited for them this year. They look like a real good group right now, a new group with confidence, and I’m excited for them and for us and for our team.”Last season, the defense gave up 31.2 points per game. They’ll need to be much better this year if they want to compete for a conference title.Nebraska starts the season at home against South Alabama. It’ll be the first opportunity for the defense to showcase its improvement.[Lincoln Journal Star:] Adrian Martinez releases a pass for Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers passes against the Colorado Buffaloes in the first half at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)While all the buzz for the Nebraska Cornhuskers surrounds Scott Frost and his offensive system, led by quarterback Adrian Martinez, it appears the defense should also turn a few heads this fall.The biggest reason that preseason projections have Nebraska trending up in the Big Ten is because of its quarterback. Martinez is entering his sophomore season and has been tabbed as a threat to win the Heisman Trophy.Nonetheless, the difference maker for the Cornhuskers might just be their defense.If Nebraska wants to knock off rivals such as Iowa and Ohio State, it’ll need its defense to contain opposing quarterbacks like Nathan Stanley and Justin Fields.last_img read more

first_imgUrban Meyer after winning the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC athletic director Lynn Swann has stepped down from his post as of this afternoon. What does this have to do with Urban Meyer, you wonder?Well, many are suggesting this could help the chances of Meyer potentially taking over the Men of Troy. He’s not coaching right now, but has been linked to the USC job ever since announcing his retirement.USC head coach Clay Helton entered this season on a very hot seat. Now, Swann, whose tenure at his alma mater was checkered, is out.More than a few people think Swann’s departure could help pave the way for Meyer’s arrival at some point. We don’t know who the next USC AD will be, but we do know that he or she will hire Urban Meyer.— Brian Witt (@Wittnessed) September 9, 2019In all seriousness, the one thing we know about Urban Meyer is that he has worked for two great athletic directors (Gene Smith/Jeremy Foley). Wonder if the boosters forced Swann out to get someone competent in – and make the job that much more appealing to Meyer going forward 🧐— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) September 9, 2019Someone who tells Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush to recruit Urban Meyer on USC while they’re all working for FOX. (Brady Quinn is the one who gets kept out of the loop entirely) https://t.co/iDRpHQDfrQ— Brendan Stiles (@thebstiles) September 9, 2019*Sees Lynn Swann resigned***Remembers Urban Meyer flies to LA every week for the FOX pregame show*****Burns Twitter feed to ground to avoid USC rumors/flight patterns***— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) September 9, 2019Just gonna get a jump on these rumors now…Will Urban Meyer be USC’s next Athletic Director?🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/E4A6uTgVNM— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 9, 2019Those are only a few of the tweets about the subject. Just search Meyer’s name and USC on Twitter and you’ll see dozens more.We have to admit, it makes for tasty speculation, but there’s one catch. Helton is off to a good start this season.USC is 2-0 and ranked in the top 25 after beating Fresno State and Stanford. The Trojans lost starting quarterback JT Daniels to a torn ACL, but true freshman Kedon Slovis filled the void nicely last weekend.We will know a lot more about USC as a team soon. The Trojans’ next four games are against BYU, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame.last_img read more

first_img Next Students spending more than 5 hours on phone daily face greater obesity risk: StudyStudents who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to a higher risk of obesity and are likely to have other lifestyle habits that increase the risk of heart disease.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 12:52 IST Students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to a higher risk of obesity and are likely to have other lifestyle habits that increase the risk of heart disease.Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to a higher risk of obesity and are likely to have other lifestyle habits that increase the risk of heart disease.”It is important for the general population to know and be aware that, despite being undoubtedly attractive for its multiple purposes, portability, comfort, access to countless services, information and entertainment sources, mobile technology should also be used to improve habits and healthy behaviours,” said study lead Author Mirary Mantilla-Morron from the Simon Bolivar University in Colombia.Details of the study that proved more than five hours of daily phone usage has obesity and other dealth risks:According to a study, researchers analysed 1,060 students (700 girls and 360 boys) of Colombia with an average age of 19 years and 20 years, respectively.The study found that the risk of obesity increases by 43 percent if a smartphone was used for five or more hours a day, as participating students were twice as likely to drink more sugary drinks, fast food, sweets, snacks and have decreased physical activities.According to researchers, 26 percent of the students who were overweight and 4.6 percent who were obese spent more than five hours using their device.Spending too much time using the smartphone facilitates sedentary behaviours, reduces the time of physical activity, which increases the risk of premature death, diabetes, heart disease and different types of cancer, the study said.How to decrease time spent on the phone?According to Rajesh Kapoor, surgical Gastroenterology, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, using smartphones today is not a mere choice, rather it has become a necessity. But using it for too long may risk your healthy life.advertisement”The best way out is to encourage yourself to reduce the duration of time being used on phones and other related gadgets at the same time, to indulge in physical activities like yoga or any other sports or exercise pattern, and by not becoming a couch potato,” Kapoor told IANS.”It is not a question of five or more hours on the phone. It is a question of how much activity level we are able to build into our life,” Achal Bhagat, Senior Consultant, Psychiatry at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Delhi told IANS.”And if we are not able to build it to an adequate level, then it increases the chances of obesity and related health risk factors. Phone is one of the ways of exhibiting that we are not doing enough physical activities in our life,” he added.Read: This is why college students can’t keep their hands off their mobile phonesRead: 5 reasons why students should control their cell phone usageRead: Use of mobile phones enhanced education quality in MaharashtraGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow ObesityFollow SmartphoneFollow HealthFollow Studylast_img read more

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 08:07 IST Photo: MacotakaraHIGHLIGHTSThe next-generation iPad models will get a major upgrade in the camera department.The iPad Pro will get the rumoured triple camera setup from the iPhone XI.The basic next-generation iPad model will feature a dual-camera setup.It’s only a matter of a few weeks before we get to see the next generation of iPhones. If you go through all the leaks and rumours, we could be expecting a major upgrade in the camera performance for these iPhone models. However, if other rumours are to be believed, Apple could be giving the iPad lineup the same multi-camera setup from the iPhone models. And the chances are high given that it comes from Macotakara, which itself has a reputation for releasing believable Apple leaks.According to the blog, the next-generation iPad models will get a major upgrade in the camera department. The iPad Pro, the flagship of the iPad lineup, will get the rumoured triple camera setup from the iPhone XI. There’s no reason known as to why Apple would put a triple camera setup on its iPad. The only possible explanation we can think of is that Apple has big plans with the AR side of apps and games. In order to support to help with advanced AR stuff, Apple could be giving the iPad three cameras in a bid to help it with the complex AR stuff.The current generation iPad Pro already has a 12-megapixel camera that does a quite good job with the photography and basic AR stuff that the iPad platform supports at the moment. And most iPad users usually rely on their smartphone cameras for photography. Hence, it’s weird to see a complex camera system on a large tablet. Nonetheless, according to rumour, Apple is bringing multiple cameras to the iPad Pro. It is said that even the basic next-generation iPad model will feature a dual-camera setup. The base iPad is expected to feature a 10.2-inch screen this year and Apple could be giving this iPad a dual-camera system. Details remain unknown about the camera composition.advertisementApple is most likely to give the 10.2-inch iPad the same cameras from the iPhone XIR which is also expected to gain a dual-camera system this year. The iPhone XR from 2018 was the only flagship iPhone to retain a single rear camera.If these iPad models also gain the multi-camera setup, it is likely that Apple will go for the rumoured squarish module design that is expected to be seen on the iPhone models this year. Apart from the cameras, the new iPads are expected to sport the next-generation chipsets. The 10.2-inch iPad could retain the A12 chipset that was used in this year’s iPad Air and iPad Mini.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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Apple Next-gen iPad models could also feature dual and triple rear cameras, could be same as 2019 iPhone modelsThe next-gen iPad models are expected to sport multiple camera setup at the rear. The iPad Pro is rumoured to get the triple camera setup from the alleged iPhone XI.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img Reuters ChicagoOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 09:30 IST Patrick Day was knocked out by Charles Conwell in their USBA Super-Welterweight boxing match (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPatrick Day had been in a coma for four days following his defeatConwell had landed a flurry of punches that left him motionless on the canvasBefore turning professional, Day was a highly decorated amateur who won two nationals titlesAmerican boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round.27-year-old Day had been in a coma for four days following his defeat and, despite having emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, doctors were unable to save the junior middleweight.”Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL,” his promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement”He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins.””On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury.”Day was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher after Conwell landed a flurry of punches that left him motionless on the canvas.Before turning professional, Day was a highly decorated amateur who won two nationals titles.He turned pro in 2013 and became a world-rated super welterweight contender, capturing the WBC Continental Americas championship in 2017 and the IBF Intercontinental championship in 2019. In June he was rated in the top-10 by both the WBC and IBF.Day’s death comes after 23-year-old Argentine super lightweight Hugo Santillan died in July from injuries suffered in the ring and 28-year-old Russian Maxim Dadashev passed away two day earlier from brain injuries during his fight.advertisement”It becomes very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this,” DiBella said.”This is not a time where edicts or pronouncements are appropriate, or the answers are readily available. It is, however, a time for a call to action.”While we don’t have the answers, we certainly know many of the questions, have the means to answer them, and have the opportunity to respond responsibly and accordingly and make boxing safer for all who participate.”This is a way we can honour the legacy of Pat Day. Many people live much longer than Patrick’s 27 years, wondering if they made a difference or positively affected their world. This was not the case for Patrick Day when he left us.”Rest in peace and power, Pat, with the angels.”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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Patrick DayFollow Charles Conwell Boxer Patrick Day succumbs to brain injury suffered during fight with Charles ConwellPatrick Day’s death comes after 23-year-old Argentine super lightweight Hugo Santillan died in July from injuries suffered in the ring and 28-year-old Russian Maxim Dadashev passed away two day earlier from brain injuries during his fight.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Though it might not sound like a particularly complicated endeavor, hanging a sweater is tricky business — if you want to avoid wrinkles and stretches, that is.As you’ve probably noticed, sweaters are heavier and more elastic than most other articles of clothing you’ve got in your closet, so when you toss them on a hanger, they tend to sag and stretch out around the shoulder area — sometimes leading to unsightly bumps and billows in the fabric when you put them on. But not to worry; we’ve got the lowdown on a handy trick that allows you to hang a sweater without stretching it. Peep game:Step one:Fold your sweater in half, verticallyStep two:Place the hanger on top, so that the hook sticks out from the armpitStep three:Told the thick end over the hanger arm, followed by the sleeves.Step four:Voila! You’re done! Hang that mofo UP! How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About How to Grow and Maintain Stubble Editors’ Recommendations How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy We still have some cold weather ahead of us, so don’t you dare forget about the dry skin and acne that comes along with the upcoming transition to spring.Winning the battle against skin irritation and dryness is a constant endeavor, but it can be effectively championed by washing your face thoroughly and moisturizing frequently. The key is preparation and Shodai has got just what you need.Shodai is a new men’s grooming brand out of Japan that features natural, locally-sourced ingredients that keep your skin fresh and healthy. Founder Justin Brown, along with a community of scientists and manufacturers, developed the face wash and moisturizer by combining century-old remedies with modern skincare technology.“All four ingredients have been used historically in Japanese skin care,” Brown tells the Los Angeles Times. “But hiba oil and sake are expensive and a lot of manufacturers have moved away from them to find cheaper alternatives. They’re harder to find now–even in Japan–despite their effectiveness and how good they feel.”Whether you’re searching for an all natural, simple cleanser, or a one-way ticket on the premium men’s grooming train, Shodai’s products are superb cleansers that enhance hydration and promote healthy skin for everyone clean shaven, stubbling it out, or going the beardlicious route. As an added kicker, you don’t have to pay a premium price for the high-quality:Face Wash ($20)Shodai’s face wash does exactly what you wish for in a face wash: cleanly removes oil and dirt, but doesn’t over-exfoliate. The wash forms a cream-like base that gives off a (and please, joke at my fruitlessness) clean scent. It features Hiba (Japanese Cypress tree) oil, which is known for its calming, antimicrobial properties that aid in the prevention and medication of irritated skin, along with green tea, Onsen (a Japanese hot spring) water, and sake.Face Moisturizer ($24)This cream formula has one goal: rehydrate your skin. It too features the Hiba oil, and yes, the storied rice alcohol, sake. Sake actually boasts tremendous properties which reduce skin spots and helps reduce wrinkles. Green Tea acts as an antioxidant and anti-aging component, while onsen water takes care of the dry skin.With the unique mix of Japanese ingredients, Shodai’s products are created in small batches–mostly due to the scarcity of the natural materials. Yet, they still manage to refuse the addition of artificial perfumes or scents, while also being Paraben-, cruelty-, and gluten-free.Because of the rarity of the product (in part because of its small batch model), Shodai’s products are exclusive to their website.last_img read more