Virat Kohli faces heat over association with Premier Futsal League

first_imgAfter being rested by the Indian selectors ahead of a packed-Test schedule, Virat Kohli has been busy promoting Premier Futsal, a multinational Futsal league.All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel, on Saturday, expressed his concerns over Kohli, who is also the co-owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa, being the brand ambassador of Premier Futsal, a league unrecognised by both FIFA and AIFF. (Also read: Virat Kohli returns to where he belongs, starts training for West Indies tour) Patel, in a Tweet, said an ISL brand ambassador could not be permitted to promote any other league in the country.Any brand Ambassador of an ISL franchise cannot do the same for a league not recognised by #AIFF or #FIFA Praful Patel (@praful_patel) June 18, 2016The owners have to seek permission or consult the ISL before participating or engaging with any league or tournament in India, according to a report in Goal.com.Earlier this month, AIFF had informed the Sports Ministry that the Futsal Association of India (FAI) is an unrecognised body and it is considering legal action against it, also asking its affiliated members not to co-operate with the league.FAI earlier launched a multinational league to develop the game, an improvised form of football played with five players per side on a smaller ground, indoor or outdoor. The inaugural season, for which the Indian Test skipper was roped in as brand ambassador, was scheduled to be between July 15 to 24.Notably, AIFF secretary Kushal Das had also urged the state associations to inform affiliated clubs and the players to stay out of this league proposed by the FAI.(With IANS inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

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2010 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund

first_imgThe fund will award $15,000 USD worth of grants to Sporting Clubs or Associations throughout 2010.   Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sportsmen and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $50,000 in $1000 grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations. Criteria:Must be an amateur sporting club or association Must not spend the grant on tobacco, alcohol or illegal or immoral goods Must not have been awarded a SSF Grant in the last two years Must be available for an interview You must supply Sportscover with a photo of the fund being used. Further details can be found on the Sportscover website. Click on the following link to be taken to their website. http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=6583last_img read more

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20 days agoBrighton boss Potter delighted with Alzate deal

first_imgBrighton boss Potter delighted with Alzate dealby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter is delighted with Steven Alzate’s new deal.Alzate signed a new four-year deal with the Seagulls yesterday.Potter said, “He’s been with us from the start and has done very well since he came into the group.“He’s not looked out of place at all; sometimes youngsters can come into the group and have a session or two where you might notice a difference in levels, but that hasn’t happened with Steven.“The others can see his quality every day he’s with us, that naturally grows his confidence. It’s never straightforward, but he performed well against Newcastle and I think he can continue to develop and improve.“Against Chelsea he showed his adaptability in terms of starting in one role and then ending the game in midfield, so I’ve been really pleased with him. We have to make sure he’s playing to his strengths as often as we can – he can take the ball in tight situations and is good physically too, as well as being dynamic in his movement.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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7 days agoEx-Real Madrid coach Toshack encourages Bale to use his Spanish publicly

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid coach Toshack encourages Bale to use his Spanish publiclyby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid and Wales coach John Toshack has again encouraged Gareth Bale to use his Spanish publicly.Regarding Bale’s apparent inability or reluctance to express himself openly in Spanish, Tosh says he has no excuses. He told Libero: “I never had Spanish lessons. People said that I spoke poor Spanish, that I couldn’t speak the language properly but little by little, after trying to speak, to read, making an effort… I’d still get all the verbs wrong and get mixed up… “But for Bale, to be in a country like the one he’s in, in my view he has to speak the language. Sometimes, I’d just like to know what he’s thinking. And that’s not me being overcritical with him. Even if you get things wrong or make mistakes, you can still express yourself in another way. It’s like a challenge or a little battle.” last_img read more

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2 days agoMoyes praises Man Utd vice-chairman Woodward

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Moyes praises Man Utd vice-chairman Woodwardby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United manager David Moyes has praised the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Moyes had the chance to work with Woodward for less than a year, after he was fired before the end of his first season in charge of the club.The Scotsman was picked by Sir Alex Ferguson as the latter’s successor, but he could only manage to lead United to seventh place in the league that season.”I found him [Woodward] fine to work with, I’ve got to say. He was really new to the job,” Moyes told talkSPORT.”One of the big losses I found was probably David Gill leaving Manchester United, because he was the one who worked with Sir Alex.”And with both Sir Alex and David Gill going it was new for myself and Ed Woodward going in.” last_img read more

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Portmore Urged to Develop 10-Year Plan

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has challenged the leaders and citizens of Portmore to develop a 10-year plan for the municipality, which must be aligned to the National Development Plan: Vision 2030.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the steps and strategies in the attainment of that Portmore Vision 2030, must involve broad-based community consultation. She said that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development stands ready to support the plan.The Prime Minister was addressing a civic ceremony at the Power of Faith Ministries, Portmore Mall on June 28, where she was presented with the Key to Portmore in honour of her invaluable contribution and service in assisting the area to achieve municipal status while serving as Minister of Local Government in 2003.The event was the highlight of a week of activities to commemorate the municipality’s 10-year anniversary.[RELATED: PM Appeals to Citizens of Portmore to Reject Violence]The Prime Minister commended the citizens of Portmore for working closely with the Government to achieve the municipal status they desire.She recalled that as Local Government Minister, she was given a mandate by the people to ensure that the area would be accorded the honour and recognition that it deserved.“I took that people’s mandate seriously and I delivered on that promise, working with the Members of Parliament and you the citizens of Portmore,” she said.“When we consult, when the people agree and say what they want and work with their representative, nothing can stop that power. Portmore is a clear example,” she noted.She said that the Portmore municipal model stands as a symbol of what can be achieved through effective community organisation and participation. This citizen involvement, she said, is at the heart of the local government process and cannot be allowed to die.“Every developed society in the world has a strong local government system. It is the community, which builds the society. The community is therefore the building block of the nation. You are well advanced in that regard and I congratulate you,” she stated.Several members of the Diplomatic Corps; Councillors; Members of Parliament; Government officials and scores of students and community members attended the event, which was celebrated with pomp and pageantry.There were marching bands heralding the Prime Minister’s arrival and a guard of honour mounted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Several cultural pieces in poetry, song and dance also displayed the talent of the young people in the municipality.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

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Improved Traffic Movement During Second Test Run

first_imgStory Highlights A second test run on the designated lane for eastbound Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses along the Nelson Mandela Highway on October 29, resulted in improved traffic movement.The trial run began on time and according to Manager of the JUTC’s Spanish Town Depot, Neville Francis, this made a significant difference to the amount of traffic on the highway.In an interview with JIS News, the JUTC’s Deputy Managing Director, with responsibility for Operations, Kirk Finnikin, said that following an extensive review of last Thursday’s (October 24) test run, the team was much better prepared to undertake the second trial.He said they were able to move an additional 6,000 passengers during the three-hour test run on October 24, which saw approximately 70 buses travelling in the six-kilometre lane from Caymanas Bay to Ferry in the vicinity of the entrance to Plantation Heights.Mr. Finnikin cited some of the changes that were made for the second trial run. “We assessed the situation and recognised that cones could be taken up earlier than 9:00 a.m., which we did, and this allowed vehicular traffic on the westbound side to return to normal earlier than expected,” he said.Commenting on the traffic situation on the other side, Mr. Finnikin said there was less traffic in the eastbound lanes and the free flow of traffic began much earlier than on October 24. “Up to forty-five minutes to an hour before the scheduled cut off time, there was improved traffic flow on the eastbound side of the highway,” he added.The first evening test run takes today between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.The designated bus lane is expected to improve traffic movement along the highway and alleviate the traffic congestion usually experienced along that corridor during peak hours. The official three-month trial period will begin on Friday, November 1, beginning at 6:00 am. They were able to move an additional 6,000 passengers during the three-hour test run on October 24. The designated bus lane is expected to improve traffic movement along the highway. The trial run made a significant difference to the amount of traffic on the highway.last_img read more

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Man Injured During Trooper Involved Shooting In Soldotna

first_imgThe Trooper was able to stop and safely exit the vehicle. While secured in the back of the trooper vehicle, the man continued to brandish the handgun. The Trooper(s) that utilized deadly force will be placed on 72 hour administrative leave per Department policy. Investigation is ongoing. Due to below freezing temperatures, the Trooper offered the man a ride home and the man accepted. While in the back of the trooper vehicle, the man produced a handgun. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers received a report about a suspicious male on private property walking into the woods. An Alaska State Trooper responded and was able to locate the subject and attempted to assist him, on December 23. The man was injured and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment. Investigation is ongoing. The man, while still in the back of the trooper vehicle, pointed the firearm at Troopers and AST shot him. Other Troopers responded to the area and SERT was activated. EMTs were staged nearby. Troopers attempted to negotiate with the man hoping he would put the firearm down but the man refused.last_img read more

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Harrys Dollar Shave Club Billie and more 6 razor subscription services to

first_img Ah, yes, Gillette. I’ll bet you’ve used one of its razors in your life. In response to all of these razor subscriptions popping up in recent years, Gillette also offers its own.There are three tiers for men:Sensor 3 — $7 for eight disposable razors, delivered every one, three or six monthsMach3 — $7 for one razor handle and four razor cartridges + $10 for four refillsFusion ProShield — $17 for the handle and four cartridges, $17 for four refill razor bladesThose prices are actually competitive with Amazon, at least for some of the products, and not all Gillette refills on Amazon offer Subscribe and Save. If you really want to “set it and forget it” with your razor blades, Gillette On Demand isn’t a bad deal.Oh, and for the ladies, you can get Gillette’s Venus razor on demand. For $10, you get a free handle, plus four cartridges. Refills — which also include four cartridges — cost $10 too. You can sign up to get those refills every month, every 3 months, or every six. For comparison, a new Venus handle with only two cartridges costs around $10 on Amazon. Harry’s Personal care Dollar Shave Club Post a comment Dollar Shave Club Supply One of the original razor subscription services, Dollar Shave Club offers three razor options; two-blade, four-blade and six-blade. All are under $10 per month for replacement blades and for the one-time cost for the handle.What started as just a razor subscription brand has now expanded into several lines of men’s grooming products, including skincare, hair care, fragrance, deodorant, shaving and oral care.For your first order, Dollar Shave Club urges you to get a starter pack, which includes two cartridges, a handle and shave butter for $5. After two weeks, you’ll automatically get a restock shipment of four razor cartridges and shave butter for around $25 (or more if you add additional products). You can customize both your starter kit and restock shipments to include body wash, face wash, shampoo, toothpaste and a toothbrush.Though their branding is aimed at men, I’ve purchased and used Dollar Shave Club’s razors in the past and they’ve worked well for my legs and underarms. Bevel Harry’s focuses on simplicity, style and craftsmanship for its shaving products. There are just two handles to choose from, and one type of razor cartridge. Its Winston handle is metal with no-slip rubber grips for $20. For $9, you can get the Truman, which has a rubber coating throughout and comes in orange, navy and green.Like Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s has starter pack for $8 that comes one razor blade cartridge and shave gel. Harry’s will send you eight new cartridges for $15 (plus shaving gel for an extra $6), every two, three or five months, depending on how often you shave.Harry’s also sells face wash, post-shave balm, soap and other body care items. P.S. I’ve also used their razors with good shaving results. If you truly want a women’s razor, Harry’s owns a brand called Flamingo that sells them, but it does not offer a subscription service. Gillette on Demand Harry’s Supply Getty Images A decade ago, if you needed razors, you headed to the drugstore. Now, there are many different companies that will send you new razors straight to your door, usually for less money than you’ll pay in-store.And while you certainly can just set up Subscribe and Save on Amazon for your favorite name-brand razor, Dollar Shave Club, Billie and other shaving subscriptions hope to provide more value with lower prices, better quality and add-ons.Interested in chucking your drugstore Bic for a monthly razor subscription? This guide will help you choose which one to use.These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Billie See at Billie Designed for men of color See at Dollar Shave Club Bevel Coarse facial hair can be hard to shave, but kinky or curly hair is even harder. Bevel’s shave kit is designed with men of color in mind, to address their specific skin and shaving needs.The shaving kit mimics what you’d see at a barber shop, with a shave brush, skin oil, shave cream and an aftershave balm. All of those skin products have moisturizing oils to prevent bumps, razor burn and ingrown hairs. When it comes to the actual hair removal, instead of a multi-blade cartridge, you use a single-blade safety razor. The kit is $30, and Bevel will send you refills of razor blades, oil, shaving cream and the balm. See at Amazon 0 See at Supply See at Harry’s For men who love a straight razor shave, or who just consider themselves a bit hipster, there’s the Supply razor. This sleek single edge razor is made from aerospace-grade stainless steel and uses injector-style blades that are easy to change. Its unique design helps it stand apart from the typical safety razor. Oh, and the razor has a 100-year guarantee.Why yes, of course there is a starter set. It includes the razor handle with six month’s worth of blades, the standard shave setting, a shave brush, shaving cream and aftershave for $129. For just the razor, it’s $79 and new blades are $10 for 20 — which the company says will last you six months.Like Bevel, the Supply single edge razor is designed to minimize skin irritation, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and razor burn. Its unique design helps it stand apart from the typical safety razor.Yeah, those prices are steep, but Supply offers you a 100-day trial. If you don’t like it after you try it, you can get a refund.Supply sells a few extras too. For $30, you can get two metal pieces that let you customize how the razor shaves. One of these “shave settings” is designed for sensitive skin, the other for a close shave. You can also get a beautiful, though superfluous, leather case for $40. A razor that celebrates body hair The works Billie’s ambition is to provide women’s razors and body care products that don’t cost more than men’s. Women’s personal care products are often subject to the “pink tax,” meaning they cost more simply because they are marketed to women.The brand sells one style of razor, available in Instagram-worthy five colors. It has five blades and has a band of charcoal soap around the blades to help the razor slide easily while shaving.Billie’s $9 starter kit includes a handle, two cartridges and a magnetic holder to store the razor in your shower. The company then sends you four replacement blade cartridges monthly (or whatever frequency you choose), which also cost $9. Billie also sells body lotion, body wash and shave cream.What I particularly love about this company is that it celebrates and normalizes women’s body hair, whether you choose to shave or not, with its Project Body Hair campaign. Anyone can submit a photo of their body hair, and you can see photos from others who’ve contributed. In a society that often demonizes any kind of physical flaw on women, this approach is frankly refreshing. Tags See at Gillette Share your voice Simplicity and style The drugstore option The luxe razor Billielast_img read more

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