Here’s what he had to say, via DawgNation:“We’ve got full expectations that everybody will be there in the summer to practice, to compete. All of those guys are finishing up, right now they’re in their finals depending on what state they’re in or where they are. I know they’re looking forward to getting into our place and start working.”“And that’s an accomplishment. As everybody in this room knows, academically at Georgia, it’s an unbelievable place. It’s unbelievably competitive. When you look at the average student coming in with a 32 ACT, a 1,300 SAT, a 4.1 GPA, you know when you walk into the classroom you’ve got to be at the top of your game. And that goes for our players, too.”It’s great news for Georgia fans who want to see a complete team take the field in 2019.After ending the 2018 season on a low note, Kirby Smart and company will be at full strength headed into the new campaign. AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia football coach Kirby Smart shared great news with a crowd of fans this week.According to Smart, all returning players have made their grades and will be eligible for the upcoming football season.There were specific concerns about 5-star wide receiver George Pickens.Although Smart didn’t individually address Pickens, he did say he expects every 2019 recruit who signed early to show up and be eligible when they arrive this summer.
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Shots fired, right? Nope. It turns out the entire quote was falsified, and the account admitted as much after being called out.Things I learned today: Oregon fans cannot take a joke— College Football Quotes (@cfbquotes) July 2, 2019Yes…. I acted like an idiot and when he finally figured out what was going on, I threw out some juvenile insults for fun. What’s funny is I’ve been laughing this whole time while the majority of Oregon fans responding are clearly very angry and upset— College Football Quotes (@cfbquotes) July 2, 2019Moseley himself spent plenty of time clarifying that the quote was fake and he never published it.He even responded to former Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis, who definitely thought the comments were legitimate.I’m sorry what? This is fake. I’ve never published anything like that from MC.— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) July 1, 2019That quote is fake, FYI. That account is run by a Washington fan looking to make Oregon look bad, since the two schools are rivals. Mario Cristobal has never said anything like that, and I’ve certainly never reported anything like that — because it’s fake.— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) July 1, 2019After all this nonsense, Auburn and Oregon will actually meet on the field in the AdvoCare Classic on Aug. 31.The game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. and televised on ABC. SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Mario Cristobal of the Oregon Ducks works with his players during pre-game warm ups prior to the start of the Redbox Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at Levi’s Stadium on December 31, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Anyone who may have thought that Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal provided some bulletin board material for his Week 1 opponent Auburn is sadly mistaken. A viral “quote” from Cristobal about the Tigers is actually a hoax.Over the weekend, a tweet from the account @CFBQuotes claimed Cristobal viewed Auburn as “just another team in the Pac-12” and that they “weren’t worried” about the game.“We play in the Pac-12, so we play teams around Auburn’s level week in and week out … we believe we are stronger and faster than any other team in America,” read the quote attributed to Cristobal via GoDucks.com’s Rob Moseley.Oregon Head Coach Mario Cristobal was asked about the opener vs Auburn, & said that Auburn would be just another team in the PAC-12 and that they weren’t worried about the matchup.He also talked up his squad and claimed that his team was the fastest & strongest in the nation. pic.twitter.com/ZtgNAjDSY2— College Football Quotes (@cfbquotes) June 30, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: A general view of georgia footballs taken before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators on October 28, 2006 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Georgia freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis got quite a scare earlier this year when he found out he needed to go under the knife to have a brain cyst removed. That surgery certainly appears to have put his football career on hold, which is totally understandable.Speaking to the media during SEC Media Days, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart revealed that the team isn’t ready to put a date on Mathis’ potential return. Smart said that he can’t speculate on when Mathis will be 100-percent but plans to be “very cautious.”Via DawgNation:“As far as putting a date on his exact return where he’s 100 percent,” Smart said. “I don’t know what that’s going to be. I can’t even speculate right now with the surgery he had. We’re certainly going to be very cautious.”Overall though, the outlook for Mathis is very good. He noted that the freshman quarterback is already back in classes and working out. “D’Wan is doing very well. Ron (Courson) and his staff, I think it’s very well-documented how well Ron and his staff managed D’Wan and the things that they’ve done,” Smart said.“D’Wan is back in classes, he’s back in workouts, he’s doing a really good job for us.”Mathis may not be football ready, but he certainly looks to be in solid athletic condition. The Georgia Football Twitter account recently released footage of Mathis practicing his dunking skills.💥💥💥😱 pic.twitter.com/et6vNS9iw3— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) July 25, 2019DawgNation reported from an interview with D’Wan Mathis’ father that he is able to run and lift with the team. But he has not been cleared for full contact.Coming out of high school, Mathis was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports. He was the No. 311 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 11 quarterback, and the No. 9 prospect from Michigan.
“It was unreal… It’s been a dream of mine to play football here. Finally, I got the opportunity to play some real time, not the three plays I got to play last year… It was really fun. … I knew I was ready to go.”Schott had no scholarship offers coming out of high school, and was only offered some financial assistance at a junior college. He joined Iowa as a walk on and played a handful of snaps last year.While the schools that ultimately declined to offer Schott may have been surprised by his performance, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley was not. He told the media that he wasn’t surprised due to the way he works and trains.“Maybe it’s a surprise to the outside world… but I saw the way he works in the weight room and conditioning. The way he pays attention, the way he practices… I’m not surprised at all.”With Jackson now expected to miss at least a pair of games, Kyler Schott will have many more chances to make his mark.[The Gazette] WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes got off to a great start this weekend by easily beating Miami (OH). But it was an especially important game for one Iowa walk-on who came on as an injury replacement, Kyler Schott.Schott, an Iowa native who was basically unrecruited at any college level, came in for star offensive tackle Alaric Jackson after he went down with an injury. He proceeded to handle the Miami defenders with ease, keeping the pocket clean and helping the rushing attack thrive.Speaking to the media this week, Schott called it a dream to play for Iowa, and to have a big role at that.Via The Gazette:
ANOTHER fumble for Michigan!That makes 3 in the first half for the Wolverines 😬 pic.twitter.com/ExABGpoIqQ— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 7, 2019Michigan tied the score at 7 on a touchdown run by Zach Charbonnet, the first of his career. However, Army struck back, converting a 4th-and-2 deep in Michigan territory en route to a score.Wolverines fans seem to be nervous right now. They’ve already called for a quarterback change and Jim Harbaugh is unhappy.You can catch Michigan-Army on FOX. If there’s an upset in Ann Arbor today, it will rock the college football landscape. ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Army has a history of giving Power 5 opponents all they can handle. They certainly are making life difficult for the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines right now.Army leads Michigan 14-7 after a short touchdown run. The first 30 minutes have largely been disastrous for the Maize and Blue.The Black Knights jumped out to a 7-0 lead after Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson fumbled on his team’s first possession. Patterson has lost two fumbles today, and the Wolverines have lost three as a team.Here’s a look at the third fumble, courtesy of running back Ben VanSumeren.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Cheerleaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a score against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A Nebraska linebacker had a simple message for the fans following his team’s loss to Colorado on Saturday afternoon.The message: No one is going to care about this by the end of the season.Huskers linebacker Mohamed Barry said on Monday that the Huskers are going to be in the Big Ten Championship Game. By that point in the season, everyone will have gotten over the loss to the Buffaloes.“Nobody’s going to care about Colorado when we’re in the Big Ten Championship,” he told reporters on Monday. Mohamed Barry: “Nobody’s going to care about Colorado when we’re in the Big Ten Championship.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 9, 2019Barry isn’t saying that no one should care about the loss to Colorado. It was a brutal loss and Huskers fans – and players – should be disappointed.The Nebraska linebacker is just making a larger point that everything they want to accomplish is still in play.If the Huskers do end up making the Big Ten Championship Game, the loss to Colorado will be much easier to swallow.Nebraska has a lot of work to do to make that happen, though. The Huskers will start on Saturday against Northern Illinois. Scott Frost’s team starts Big Ten play the week after.
Reuters LondonJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 15:37 IST Andy Murray said, “there is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation”. (@andymurray Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray had undergone a hip surgery last year as wellMurray wrote on social media that he now has a “metal hip”Murray said if had to take farewell, he wanted it to be at WimbledonFormer world number one Andy Murray has undergone a hip resurfacing surgery in London, the 31-year-old Scot said on Tuesday.Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last year and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open earlier this month, having said the tournament could be his last as a professional.His post on Instagram featured an X-ray picture of his hip.”I now have a metal hip,” Murray wrote in his post.”Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”In an emotional news conference in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, Murray announced he would retire this year, preferably after a farewell appearance at Wimbledon.The two-time Olympic champion told BBC this month that surgery was the only option if he wanted to extend his career.”There is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation. I want to play tennis, but not with the hip I have right now,” he said.The ATP Tour posted a tweet in support for Murray: “Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour!”advertisementYesterday @andy_murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in London.Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour! #GetwellsoonAndyMurray pic.twitter.com/edP9bhpLQYATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 29, 2019Three-time Grand Slam champion, Murray initially had surgery on his right hip in January 2018 and has played 15 matches since returning to action last June.He was due to play in next month’s Marseille Open but withdrew from the tournament last week.Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray told Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Read | Andy Murray slams Britain Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his successAlso Read | Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanFor 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 Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Tennis Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery again: Hopefully this will be the end of my painAndy Murray had lost in the first round of the Australian Open 2019 after which he gave an emotional press conference saying he did not know if he could play again.advertisement Next
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Reuters MiamiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 09:25 IST Federer elected to receive to open the match and the strategy paid off as he broke Isner (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat John Isner 6-1 6-4 in the men’s singles final on SundayThe title was Federer’s second of the year, coming after his historic 100th win in DohaOnly American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than FedererRoger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.Holder Isner struggled to continue late in the second set, hampered by pain in his left foot. Federer, who won his fourth Miami title, broke Isner three times in a blazing opening set.”It was a dream start, relaxing my nerves,” the Swiss, 37, said in a courtside interview.But the American fought back in the second, levelling the set at 3-3 and 4-4 before the pain made it difficult to continue. Federer took the final two games for the victory.”What a week its been for me,” said the fourth seed. “I’m just so happy right now. It’s unbelievable. I played here in 1999 for the first time and here I am in 2019. It means a lot to me.”Only American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than Federer.Isner began to feel pain in the first set.”I started feeling some pain on the top of my foot, and it didn’t go away. It only kept getting worse,” he said. “I have never had anything like this before, ever.”MASTER FEDEREREven before the injury slowed the seventh-seeded American, Federer was the master, tempering Isner’s big serves and winning 32 of 35 points on his own serve”Roger was too good,” Isner said. “In the first five games, I was fine. Nothing was bothering me. He was all over me.”Federer elected to receive to open the match and the strategy paid off as he broke Isner.advertisementThe American held on the third game but Federer took the next four.Isner played much better in the second set but in the end the pain became too much, even with a medical examination after the seventh game.”I knew at 3-4, whatever, I knew I wasn’t going to win. I can tell you that much,” said Isner.”Which is a weird feeling, you know, being on serve in the finals of a match and knowing that I wasn’t going to win.”Federer also sensed the American was in trouble.”I knew it was going to be something that was not right. The way he was moving was not well,” Federer said.”But at the same time I have got to make him work hard, keep doing my things.”The title was Federer’s second of the year, coming after his historic 100th win in Doha in February.Also Watch: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 Roger FedererFollow John IsnerFollow Miami Open Next Miami Open: Roger Federer outclasses John Isner to clinch 101st career singles titleOnly American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than Roger Federer.advertisement
view more view less scorecard graphs IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh happy after outwitting Chris Gayle in big win for CSKIPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh picked up 2 for 17 including the wickets of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal as Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in Chennai on Saturday. Harbhajan was named man-of-the-match. advertisement commentary No data available! Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 23:00 IST IPL 2019, CSK vs KXIP: Harbhajan Singh took the wicket of Chris Gayle and finished with figures of 17 for 2 on Saturday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan Singh won his 2nd man-of-the-match award in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueHarbhajan dismissed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his 1st over as KXIP chased 161CSK defeated KXIP by 22 runs to secure their 4th win in 5 matchesHarbhajan Singh was named man-of-the-match after his double wicket maiden scripted a 22-run win for Chennai Super Kings over Kings XI Punjab on Friday. Harbhajan removed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over to rock KXIP’s chase of 161 early in their innings. | CSK vs KXIP – Match report |KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan shared a 110-run stand but the early losses meant the two batsmen were under pressure to keep up the tempo against a top-quality spin attack.Harbhajan Singh was MS Dhoni’s trump card against Chris Gayle, the most dangerous batsman in T20 cricket. Gayle is the fastest man to reach 4000 IPL runs and the only player to hit 300 sixes in the IPL. On Saturday, he could well have been the difference between both sides in a steep chase on a tricky pitch.But MS Dhoni, one of the sharpest minds in the cricket world, knew he could challenge Gayle with a quality off-spinner and he brought Harbhajan Singh on in the second over of the KXIP innings.And Harbhajan Singh was happy to see his plan work – he got Gayle and also the talented Mayank Agarwal in a sensational over.”We always have a plan in T20 cricket and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it does not. We know Chris Gayle is someone who goes very hard at the top and can take the game forward. It was important for us to take his wicket (early) and it was nice to get his wicket in the first over and nice to get another one as well,” Harbhajan Singh told the broadcasters after picking up his second man-of-the-match award this season.advertisement”Mayank is a very, very good youngster who has played for India just now and he has been scoring a lot of runs. It’s nice to go out there and perform for the team and I am happy,” he said.Harbhajan Singh said he was glad his plan against Chris Gayle worked because T20 was is kind of format where plans can go awry very quickly.”I was just looking to bowl a little slower to Chris Gayle. The first couple of balls, I tried to push them in the air but it didn’t spin but the third or fourth ball I tried to give it a rip and it spun. That’s when it got in my mind that if I had to bowl slower to him, I had to bowl slow and wide”This is T20 and it could have gone either way… I am glad I am here talking to you and got the man-of-the-match award,” he said.In the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, Harbhajan Singh had dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers to trigger a collapse for the visitors at the Chepauk. RCB folded for 70 in 17.1 overs as CSK won by 7 wickets.Also Read | MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out earlyAlso Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Chris GayleFollow MS Dhoni
Nitish Kumar skips Yoga Day celebrations in Bihar”Nitish Kumar is not attending the Yoga Day celebrations,” said an official from the Chief Minister’s Office.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service PatnaJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 13:58 IST JDU chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (Photo: Twitter/@NitishKumar)HIGHLIGHTSJD-U leaders said their party chief Nitish Kumar practices Yoga every morningThey said he favours promoting Yoga but not for political propagandaHis Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, other ministers attended the main event in PatnaBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stayed away from events organised to mark the annual International Yoga Day in Patna on Friday.However, his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and other Cabinet ministers, from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U), attended the main function at Patliputra Sports Complex.The state’s ruling NDA leaders joined common people in peforming Yoga at other events held across the state.”Nitish Kumar is not attending the Yoga Day celebrations,” said an official from the Chief Minister’s Office.According to JD-U leaders, their party president practices Yoga every morning and strongly favours its promotion, but opposes its use for political propaganda.READ | Tann Ki Baat: Yoga beyond religion, says PM Modi as he leads nation on 5th International Yoga DayALSO READ | PM Modi in Jharkhand, Amit Shah in Haryana on Yoga Day: Election is comingALSO WATCH | Here’s how jawans celebrated 5th International Yoga DayFor 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 byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Nitish KumarFollow bihar
Ajay Kumar Chetan Sharma New DelhiJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 01:56 IST India defeated Afghanistan by only 11 runs in a nail-biting World Cup clash in Southampton on Saturday.With the ICC Cricket World Cup in England picking up pace, bookies are dangling new, bizarre baits to attract more punters and widen the betting net. Earlier, bets were placed mostly on deliveries, overs, scores and wickets around power plays.Now, mouthwatering rates are being offered even on field settings, catches, whether or not captains will field within the 30-yard circle – and rain’s impact on matches. Stakes are high also for times when senior players step up and contribute to fieldsetting strategy during crunch situations.”It’s not just batting and bowling performances by senior players. We’re offering lucrative bets on whether or not they will unofficially take charge of captaincy in crunch situations. The betting market is offering Rs 35 for every Re 1 you bet in this segment,” said a bookie in Gurugram.”We had to reinvent ourselves. Our baits for punters to bet had to change. That’s the only way to widen the betting net and attract more and more punters,” said a Delhi-based bookie who claimed that the number of women punters has gone up this World Cup.On Saturday, the betting market was aflutter as India spluttered to post a good total against Afghanistan in Southampton before eventually winning the match.BETTING BIGThe satta bazaar is betting big on England and India to lift the trophy. England, the hosts this time, have never won the World Cup.India have won the title twice – in 1983 under Kapil Dev and again in 2011 under MS Dhoni. Following the form of these two teams, bookies are offering Rs 3.25 for every Rs 100 on England. They are offering Rs 3.70 for every Rs 100 on India.advertisement”England are a balanced side and have the home condition advantage,” said a bookie. “India are a favourite as their batters have shown sublime form against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan,” he said.A Noida-based bookie also said that a lot of bets are being placed on India because of their good batsmen, spinners and bowlers who can handle the pressure in death overs. Most bookies Mail Today spoke to said punters are also betting big on Australia, New Zealand and even the West Indies.THE GAMUTBetting is mostly done telephonically. Bookies are reached over apps, calls, text messages or WhatsApp to know the odds for a bet. Different estimates suggest that the size of the cricket World Cup betting market might be of several thousand crores of rupees.For big bets, running into lakhs or crores of rupees, money travels through offshore accounts to avoid detection by security agencies. “If you know a bookie, you do not need to give an advance. If you come through a reference, you pay 50% in advance. Cash transactions happen in small bets, but the big bets involve offshore accounts,” said a bookie.”We open the rates on the app every day and interested members can place bets,” he said. Bookies also use hawala routes to pay or receive money. Winners are given codes and OTPs to unlock the amount.THE LEGAL POSITION Betting in any sport is illegal in India. The Law Commission asked the Centre last year to legalise betting and gambling – pitching for stronger laws to curb match fixing and cheating. The commission said betting and gambling should be made taxable and could be used to attract foreign direct investment (FDI).POLICE ACTIONDelhi Police Spokesperson Madhur Verma said that in view of the ongoing World Cup, special instructions have been given to all SHO-level officers to gather information at ground level and act accordingly.”Our cyber cell is keeping close tabs on the online betting racket secretly operated by bookies. Officials are tracking unusual online activities during the progress of every match, especially when India is playing,” he said.Sumer Singh, DCP West, Gurugram, said cops that are taking action based on tip-offs. “As per directions from the Police Commissioner, all police stations and posts have been asked to launch a crackdown on cricket betting,” he said.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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow World CupFollow CricketFollow BookiesFollow betting Bookies push new baits, WC betting boomsThis World Cup, punters are being lured with exciting rates for quirky bets on field setting, role of seniors and rain’s impact.advertisement Next
First drive review: Audi e-TronWe head out to Abu Dhabi to experience the all-new Audi e-Tron which promises to be a revolution. But is it as good as a normal Audi SUV? Time to find out.advertisement Rahul Ghosh New DelhiJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 16:51 IST The e-Tron looks much like any other SUV offered by Audi.HIGHLIGHTSUp front, the LED headlamps and the grille keep to the sporty Audi design philosophy.Two electric motors drive the electric SUV with a system output of up to 300kW and 664Nm.From the driver’s perch, the e-Tron once again feels normal.If you look at all the options available involving future mobility in the market, one thing comes up as a glaring reality; they are all very futuristic. This very fact then spooks out people at present as they think that they are way too techie and futuristic. On the other hand, there are options which are super cool but not very practical. This is the very issue underlying the progress and sale of electric vehicles around the world. Audi then has decided to take on the challenge and make things simple and very everyday. Enter the e-Tron. Audi has decided to jump onto the EV bandwagon by offering e-Tron.Audi then has decided to jump onto the EV bandwagon by offering an SUV. The SUV as we all are aware is the most sought after segment worldwide. Hence it is a brilliant decision. Next up things are kept very simple. The e-Tron looks much like any other SUV offered by Audi. Up front, the LED headlamps and the grille keep to the sporty Audi design philosophy. The front bumper also houses a few recesses which help channel air thus aiding aerodynamics. The front grille is not just a design element but sports louvers which open to channel air into the bonnet which helps cool down the electrical gubbins. Adding to the aerodynamics is the flat underbelly of the e-Tron. Even the wheels which are shod on meaty high profile tyres come with aerodynamic benefits. In profile one can see the high ground clearance in the offing in Audi e-Tron.In profile one can see the high ground clearance in the offing and also two pods jutting out where the ORVMs should be. This then is the party piece of the e-Tron which comes in the form of virtual mirrors. The pods house cameras which project a feed into a screen placed on the doors. This screen also comes with warning functions for lane departure and indication. The screen is also very clear to the eye even in harsh sunlight. Quite a radical thing this! The rear section of the e-Tron is rather normal. The tailgate is electrically operable and that comes rather handy.advertisement The layout in e-Tron will be familiar to all those who have been in an Audi before.Step inside and the e-Tron feels er normal! The layout will be familiar to all those who have been in an Audi before. So there is a large steering wheel complete with controls, the instrument panel is an all-digital affair and is from Audi’s Virtual Cockpit lineup. Then on the dash, there is the goodness of two touch screen screens. The top 8.6in unit works as the infotainment system while the 10.1in unit below operates as the climate control system. The screens also feature haptic feedback which helps while driving. Apart from that, there is a flat floor and this also means ample room within the cabin. The boot too is large and can take in 600 litres of cargo which is further expandable. Two electric motors drive the electric SUV with a system output of up to 300kW and 664Nm.While what you can see is simply normal, things which you cannot are rather complex. Two electric motors drive the electric SUV with a system output of up to 300kW and 664Nm. The electric all-wheel drive system also powers all wheels effectively making the e-Tron a Quattro. However, there are no badges on the e-Tron. The e-Tron can store up to 95kWh battery pack is also nothing short of being state of the art. Customers can use fast-charging stations to charge with direct current (DC) at up to 150kW. The electric SUV can also be recharged with alternating current (AC) at up to 11kW; recharging with 22kW is available as an option. The electric SUV can recover energy in two ways: by means of coasting recuperation when the driver releases the accelerator, or by means of braking recuperation when the brake-pedal is depressed. In both cases, the electric motors function as a generator and convert the kinetic energy of the Audi e-Tron into electric energy. From the driver’s perch, the e-Tron once again feels normal.From the driver’s perch, the e-Tron once again feels normal. There’s a gear lever and paddle shifters and even a start-stop button. Start it up and there is literally no noise to associate the fact that the SUV is ready to go. Put the gear lever into drive and step on the accelerator and it starts pulling off. On the move, there is ample power to play around with and in sport, the acceleration is literally blistering thanks to the fact that this Audi is powered by electric motors which deliver power right from the word go. It actually pushes you back into the seat and thus gives the true feel of power.advertisement Even at speeds of 140kmph, the e-Tron feels planted.Even at speeds of 140kmph, the e-Tron feels planted and there is more power left to accelerate even further. The other good thing is that Audi has done a brilliant job in introducing clever regeneration technologies. Pull the paddle shifters and one gets the feeling of engine braking. This happens to also recharge the batteries on the go. Such is the system that at one point of time we reached our destination with a range more than what we started with all thanks to the clever technology. The e-Tron rides very well. We got the SUV onto a rather rough desert trail and all we could feel was a bit of noise. Inside the cabin, it was all too comfortable. This is also partly because the e-Tron features air suspension which modulates according to the drive modes. One can also raise the e-Tron up in case needed. The electric all-wheel drive system also works flawlessly and we are happy to report that the e-Tron is quite capable going off the beaten track. The steering too felt responsive and overall the SUV feels rather complete. The electric all-wheel drive system works flawlessly in Audi e-Tron.VerdictThe speciality of the e-Tron is that it is nothing special. It looks normal, feels normal to drive and yet packs in a plethora of technology. There is little doubt that this new SUV could spark a revolution where people start accepting electric mobility and throw something called range anxiety out of the window. The only drawback then is the fact that in India it will be positioned as the flagship Audi SUV and this means it will be rather expensive. Apart from that, we hear that the incredible virtual mirrors would be left out. Quite a bummer this we would say.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki India sales fall for fifth consecutive month, company registers 14 per cent drop in June 2019ALSO READ | Bajaj Auto reports 4 per cent rise in motorcycle sales in June 2019ALSO READ | Tata Harrier expected to get dual tone colour options soonGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Audi e-Tron featuresFollow Audi e-Tron reviewFollow Audi e-Tron first drive Next
AB de Villiers blazes 88 on T20 Blast debut as Middlesex cruise to victory at Lord’sSouth African great AB de Villiers hit 6 sixes and 5 fours in an innings which reaffirmed his place at the top of the best hitters in world cricket as he helped Middlesex overcome the 165-run target with 3 overs to spare.advertisement Asian News International LondonJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 10:36 IST AB de Villiers blazed an unbeaten 88 off just 43 deliveries to take Middlesex home (Twitter: @middlesex_ccc)HIGHLIGHTSAB de Villiers made his Blast T20 debut for Middlesex on Thursday at Lord’sAdam Zampa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Steven Finn also featured in the matchThis was the first time after the IPL 2019, that de Villiers played an official T20South African batsman AB de Villiers made an impressive debut in England’s domestic T20 competition Vitality Blast as he played a match-winning knock of 88 runs for Middlesex on Thursday.de Villiers kept on hammering Essex bowlers all around the park and he went on to score 88 runs off just 43 balls. This knock by the right-handed batsman enabled Middlesex to register an easy win by seven wickets with three overs to spare.Chasing 165, Middlesex had gotten off to a bad start as they lost their first two wickets with just 39 runs on the board. De Villiers came out to bat at number four and he along with Dawid Malan stitched together a 105-run stand to take Middlesex closer to victory.88 runs43 balls6 sixes5 foursThat’s one way to introduce yourself to @Middlesex_CCC & #Blast19, @ABdeVilliers17!https://t.co/4chAa9eqz1 pic.twitter.com/e9pRnxXKeqVitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) July 18, 2019Malan departed after playing a knock of 43 runs, but de Villiers ensured that the team registers a victory by seven wickets and with 18 balls to spare.Earlier, after being put in to bat Essex kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and it was only due to Dutch player Ryan ten Doeschate knock of 74 runs that the team was able to post 164 runs on the board.A debut to remember….@ABdeVilliers17 already feeling at home at Lord’s.#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/WmuKuSvxON Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 18, 2019AB de Villiers has been surrounded by controversy as during the recently concluded ICC Men’s World Cup, Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) selection panel had revealed that AB de Villiers wanted to make his way back into the World Cup squad on the day of announcement of the team.advertisementHowever, after South Africa failed to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup, de Villiers released a statement saying there was no contact between him and CSA after his retirement from international cricket. He added that he made no demands from either the selection panel or skipper Faf Du Plessis.”During the weeks and months that followed, there was no formal contact between Cricket South Africa or the Proteas and me. I didn’t call them, and they didn’t call me. I had made my decision and the Proteas moved on, enjoying success under the expert guidance of coach Ottis Gibson and the outstanding captaincy of Faf du Plessis,” de Villiers had said.”Faf and I have been friends since we were at school together and, two days before the World Cup squad was announced, I contacted him for a chat. I had been in decent form during the Indian Premier League and casually repeated what I had said when asked a year earlier, that I was available if required… but only if required. I made absolutely no demands,” he added.De Villiers had announced his retirement from international cricket on May 23, 2018. The player went on to play 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is for Proteas.Also Read | Hundreds of people out of a job just like that: Zimbabwe cricket stars heartbroken after ICC decisionAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar 6th Indian to be inducted into ICC Hall of FameFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow AB de VilliersFollow T20 BlastFollow Middlesex
Reuters ColomboAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 20:28 IST World Test Championship: SL vs NZ 2nd Test De Grandhomme Watling in action (AP Photo)Half centuries from Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling gave New Zealand a first-innings lead of 138 against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the second and final test in Colombo on Sunday.The touring side, who need a series-levelling win after Sri Lanka won the opener in Galle, reached 382 for five wickets on another rain-interrupted day.Watling was unbeaten on 81 while de Grandhomme was 83 not out after a blistering knock with his side needing quick runs to set Sri Lanka a target on the final day.After rain allowed just 66 overs of play on the first two days of the match, the start of the fourth day was also delayed due to wet weather and eventually only 48 overs could be bowled on Sunday.Overnight centurion Tom Latham and Watling continued accumulating runs with ease and took their side past Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 244.The pair added 143 for the fifth wicket for the Black Caps before Latham was finally out leg before for 154, giving off-spinner Dilruwan Perera his third wicket.There was, however, no respite for the hosts’ bowlers as all-rounder De Grandhomme went on the attack, hitting five sixes and an equal number of fours in his 75-ball knock.De Grandhomme and Watling added 113 for the unbroken sixth wicket, giving their side hopes of victory.Sri Lanka did not have regular captain Dimuth Karunaratne on the field after he suffered a small tear in his quadriceps while fielding on Saturday.Former captain Angelo Mathews led the side in the absence of Karunaratne, who will be unable to open the innings and bat higher than number seven in Sri Lanka’s second innings.advertisementAlso Read | Watch: MS Dhoni spotted at Jaipur Airport in a brand new lookAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow SL vs NZFollow 2nd testFollow GrandhommeFollow WatlingFollow World Test Championship 2nd Test: Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling fifties give New Zealand control vs Sri LankaWatling was unbeaten on 81 while de Grandhomme was 83 not out after a blistering knock with his side needing quick runs to set Sri Lanka a target on the final day.advertisement Next
A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America When it comes to bringing the bow tie back, Charles Olive is representing. His grid-like prints incorporate progressive color ways and for the most part, are designed in excel which is really pretty awesome. An avid bow tie wearer himself, the London-based designer has utilized his own experience and preference to create his super smart inaugural collection.The Manual caught up with Charles during an excel break, to find out more about the welcome resurrection of this sartorial accessory.Congratulations on the collection Charles! Tell me more- why bow ties? Why now?Thanks. Well I’ve been wearing bow ties for a few years now; I pretty much wear one everyday. After a while I realized that there wasn’t anyone doing anything overly exciting with bow ties. I started messing around making bow ties just so I had something different to wear and it kind of went from there.I think it’s an interesting time for menswear. On the one hand you have a lot of guys smartening themselves up and taking an interest in classic tailoring and then on the slightly more fashion side of things people are experimenting a lot more with print and color. Men’s Collections seem to be representing this really well.The prints are predominantly realized in excel. Can you explain this process?Well when I first started out I didn’t know how to use Photoshop or illustrator but I really wanted to make some fabrics for my bow ties. I was – and still am – obsessed by Anni and Josef Albers so I just started playing around making patterns by coloring in the cells of a spreadsheet.It was around the time that the whole ‘New Aesthetic’ thing was blowing up, and I was kind of interested in the influence of technology on art and design and at some point I realized that this was more than just messing about. After that I properly started to look at repeat patterns that would work on a small canvas like a bow tie.Part of the goal of this collection was to recreate the same feel as a traditional spot or check but via Excel.Where do you find inspiration for the color palettes you use?I’m pretty colorblind so when I started out in Excel I had to make sure that the colors were different enough so I could see where the patterns were. I guess that’s partly why a lot of the colors pop off each other. But then I love African fabrics, which is possibly where the yellow comes from.The thing about bow ties is that because it’s such a small item you can be so much bolder than with a jacket or trousers or a whole suit.In your opinion, what is the contemporary relevance of the bow tie?I think they’re becoming more and more relevant the less people wear neckties. It used to be that neckties were the norm and bow ties were the quirky outsider. But as fewer people in general wear ties the bow tie becomes a viable option because the act of wearing any kind of tie is a statement so it doesn’t matter so much whether it’s a bow or a necktie. And this is where the color comes in – loads of my prints just wouldn’t look right splashed all down your front – but a little pop around the collar works wonders.Who wears a bow tie better than anybody else?Patrick Grant rocks a pretty mean bow tie. Angelo Flaccavento always looks good in a bow tie. Nick Wooster often rocks a seersucker jacket with a contrasting seersucker bow tie in the summer – that’s a strong look. But I reckon I’ve got the best bow tie collection.What’s next for Charles Olive the brand, and Charles Olive the person?Well for the brand I’m working on new collections. I want to show seasonal collections interspersed with capsule collections. And I’m really keen on developing a line in classic materials like lambs wool and cashmere. And then also with the seasonal stuff I want to update the core designs in new colorways. So it’s pretty busy.And for Charles Olive the person – I need a beard trim. I constantly have to trim it so it doesn’t hide my bow tie!charles-olive.myshopify.com Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away
Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy 1. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 2. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 3. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 4. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 5. Woolrich John Rich & Bros 6. Woolrich John Rich & Bros Editors’ Recommendations You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style Long before Patagonia, The North Face and Canada Goose, there was Woolrich. History has it that the Pennsylvania-based outdoor lifestyle brand provided wool blankets to soldiers in the Civil War. But perhaps more significantly, over the course of 180 years, the company went on to create some of the most iconic outerwear pieces in the 20th century, including buffalo plaid wool shirts, cotton flannel shirts, railroad conductor utility vests and field jackets, proving not only its ability to produce durable, outdoor gear but also innovate, over time, both from a performance point of view and style.Today Woolrich continues to produce classic, everyday lifestyle products yet also offer some of the most innovative and stylish outerwear amongst its peers through its Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills labels, still unbeknownst to many due to limited distribution to Europe and Asia.As of this October, however, everyone can finally access the slick military, outdoor and utilitarian-inspired designs of Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills stateside at the new flagship in downtown Manhattan. Located at 125 Wooster Street, the two-level flagship is the company’s first in the US, with subsequent openings planned for Aspen, Boston, Chicago, Hamburg and Tokyo.Designed as a contemporary retrospective of the company’s 184-year-old history, the new flagship features vintage items from the original woolen mill including wool production tools, swatch cards, catalogs and various garments from the Woolrich archive. The ground level, featuring antique windows and furniture reclaimed from an old hardware store, showcases the entire breadth of Woolrich John Rich & Bros as well as blankets, backpacks and sportswear under the cultish Mark McNairy-designed Woolrich Woolen Mills label. Meanwhile, a 500-sq.-foot basement, modeled after a gentlemen’s lounge, houses the company’s bestselling classic and modern fit Arctic parkas. There’s a lot to impress even the most dedicated fan of McNairy overall, but let it be said that if you’re already fretting about the next Polar Vortex, you’ll want to consider nothing else besides these parkas. Streamlined and ultra warm, they’re the ultimate winter jacket and at least for now there’s one in every color. It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America
The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States The Manual Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes With a New Name Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Steak in the Oven Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Even though most of our readers love a good piece of red meat, the world of steak can remain a mystery to many people out there. There are all kinds of factors to take into account: What cut should I buy? How long do I cook a steak? Do I even like a steak cooked rare?Lobel’s, a Manhattan butcher shop and city staple, has been providing counsel on those types of questions for generations. The Upper East Side brick and mortar store has been in business since 1954. The reason for such longevity is that the Lobel family settles for nothing less than the highest quality of meat—from steak, to pork chops and lamb shanks. Their beef consists of only USDA prime, which makes up only 2% of all beef, and within that category, they will only sell the highest caliber cuts. But you don’t have to live in New York to benefit from the Lobels’ attention to detail—they take orders online and ship nationwide.The Lobels recently began offering a Bone-In Tenderloin Steak. This is newsworthy because you don’t often find a tenderloin (or filet mignon) with the bone left attached. After cooking a complimentary steak (an absolutely unique eating experience), we decided to talk to Stanley Lobel, the president of the business, about Lobel’s latest offering and a few other important steak-related topics.What sparked the decision to start offering the bone-in tenderloin?Mainly, it’s something brand new. As you know, the meat around the bone is the most flavorful. When you eat a steak there’s nothing like nibbling around the bone.For our readers who are less meat-savvy what makes this cut so special?First of all, a lot of people are under the misconception that filet mignon is always soft, always flavorful, always high quality. But there are different grades in filet; even in the prime grade, there’s a step higher that we carry. This cut that we are offering is just outrageous.How do you recommend cooking it?First, I would sear it at very high heat in a skillet. Just throw some pepper in there; once it starts dancing then you can sear each side for about 30 seconds. Then you broil it very close to the fire. Of course, barbecuing would be the best, but you cook it very close to the broiler and a two-inch filet should take about six minutes on each side.I cooked it rare and was amazed by how easily it cut, the extremely ruby coloring, and the marbling that was noticeable in each cut.The marbling is specifically tied to the aging of the meat. These tenderloins are aged four to six weeks, and it can’t be aged in the tenderloin cut—it has to be aged as a whole carcass. If you didn’t do it that way, the meat would rot.It’s also all part and parcel of the quality of the beef. Normally when you buy a filet in a supermarket or at a restaurant there’s no marbling—the marbling helps increase the moistness and the flavor content of the meat.Related: Cooking Strip Steaks with Chef Preston ClarkDo you find that there is a secret to cooking steak? Maybe something our average reader overlooks?The true secret to cooking a good steak is getting a truly great cut of meat. But, really, the way I described cooking this tenderloin is the way you should cook a steak. You want to buy a steak that is at least an inch and a half thick—that’s the best way to keep that black and blue color.How have you seen your business change and develop with the rapid growth of online business?We’ve been in our main retail store on Madison Avenue over 60 years and we’ve had a lot of customers that have moved away from New York over time, so we just naturally had to accommodate their continued demand and our increasing, wide-ranging customer base.How do you keep up with high demand by matching that with high quality?We’re a butcher store online; everything is extremely high end. We ship special orders and if it’s not the best we don’t ship it—that’s just the way we do business. We ship priority overnight, which no one else does.When adding new cuts of meat, whether its steak or otherwise, how do you do your sourcing?When I was a kid, I used to go to the market with my father to pick out meat and we’d have to go to about two or three places. Now I go to about twenty or thirty places. Visiting vendors takes up most of my time. When I buy a steer, I look at the fat, I look at the bone structure, I look at the separation of the bone, the thickness of the bone, which all tells me a story—the youth of the animal, the quality of the animal, whether or not the animal has been overdosed with chemicals. And, of course, I take one of my kids with me to every visit, so that when the time comes they know how to take over and continue our level of quality service.I read a Wall Street Journal profile of you that said you see Lobel’s as still a work in progress, can you explain a little bit about what that means?It’s one thing to be the best and it’s a whole different thing to remain the best. You have to work even harder to remain at the top. I don’t want anyone to come in and say they received bad service.Are there any other new developments we should be looking for from Lobel’s in the near future?Well, we’ve already published nine cookbooks and we are currently at work on the initial stages of our tenth. It’s a cookbook devoted to sandwiches, using leftovers to make a great steak sandwich. What is Sous Vide Cooking? Here’s What You Need to Know
The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Birmingham, Alabama has a new bar in town, and it has everything you need — and a little something extra. It’s called Carrigan’s Public House. Located at 2340 Morris Avenue, Carrigan’s Public House serves up craft cocktails and beer along with elevated bar food. One of its most impressive features is something a little unconventional — a Land Rover Series III holds all its microbrews on tap.Once inside one of Birmingham’s newest hot spots, you’ll experience a menu with a plethora of bar classics with their own Carrigan’s Public House twist. The Double Burger gets white cheddar or ghost pepper jack, stick onions, pickles, and roasted garlic aioli, while the Corn Dog is drizzled with hipster ranch, guajillo ketchup, cotija cheese and cilantro. The Fish ‘N’ Chips Sandwich even has an elevated touch! Grilled trout fillet takes the place of haddock and cod, and it’s served with root chips, lettuce, tomatoes and a malt vinegar aioli. The Panko Fried Chicken comes with smoked collards, gouda grits, mushroom, bacon, and aerated sriracha. And Ramen lovers can rejoice! There’s a special Pub Ramen with house smoked brisket, chilled ramen noodles, ginger sesame vinaigrette, soft boiled egg, kimchi, jalapeno, cilantro and green onion.And the cocktails will do more than just please you. The Black Lab is a mix of trim tab brown ale, gin, jalapeño, grapefruit, celery, and Buffalo Rock ginger ale — the citrus and spice mix will wake you right up. Read the Sign comes with Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, and Luxardo Maraschino. The beers that line the Land Rover Series III are on rotation regularly, so there’s always something new to try. What more can you want? 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? This year, the National Park Service has reached an incredibly impressive milestone, celebrating one hundred years as an agency on August 25. To help the NPS ring in its centennial, The Manual has devoted a regular column to highlighting one of its spectacular parks each month. In addition to providing general information on the regions themselves, we’ll also catch up with park rangers, area advocates, and anyone who contributes to the preservation and operation of each park. Enjoy!Park name: Glacier National Park (Montana)Area: 1,013,322 acresEstablished: May 11, 1910Average annual visitors: 2,099,771There are few places in the contiguous United States as utterly charming as Montana’s Glacier National Park. A perfect combination of stunning lakes flanked by sprawling mountain ranges, the park is as massive in size as it is in beauty. From the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road to Glacier’s iconic red buses, even if you haven’t visited the park itself, chances are high you’ve at least heard about a bit of the lore which has made Glacier what it is today. Though considering the park spans more than a staggering million acres, it’s likely those who’ve even frequented the park have barely scratched the surface for what it offers.To get a true sense of what Glacier National Park is like from day to day, we caught up with someone who knows it best: park ranger Timothy Rains. In addition to sharing why he loves being a park ranger and what ultimately brought him to Montana, Rains also divulged a few of the park’s hidden gems and his absolute favorite spot to go. We wouldn’t blame you one bit if after reading the interview you have a sudden urge to visit the park, we know we did after simply talking with Rains.Tell us a bit about yourself and why you enjoy being a ranger for the National Park Service?Tim Rains: I’ve been a ranger for NPS for roughly five to seven years, starting in Alaska. Before moving to Montana, I wanted a small taste of the city and moved to Portland for a couple years before aching to get back to nature. I had heard of Glacier before so decided to move there and I’ve absolutely loved it ever since. Never had I planned on staying this long but I just can’t leave. I’ve always felt as though I belonged in an office with a view and I have that here at Glacier.As for why I enjoy being a ranger, my favorite part is the kind of community that exists here. I work with such innovative people and have made some incredible friends during my time as both a ranger and working at Glacier. These are friends I’ll have for the rest of my life and I feel really united with the community here.What makes working for NPS so special?TR: Besides getting to wear a hat? [Chuckles] Just having the opportunity to share with people this gorgeous park and that I’m following in the footsteps of so many great people and rangers who’ve come before me. There’s also the idea that I’m entrusted to maintain and preserve the park that’s incredibly rewarding. Sharing the history of Glacier with visitors is always great as well and there’s not a lot that compares to seeing someone stand at the short of Lake McDonald for the first time.How have you grown to love Glacier since you became a ranger there?TR: It’s been a very personal journey for me here at Glacier. I arrived roughly three years ago and intended to just reinvigorate myself; honestly, I never intended to stay this long. I was able to finally realize who I was and it’s been a place that has allowed me to mature. Everything has come together since I’ve been here and it’s been incredible. It’s also great now that I’ve been around long enough that I have the ability to easily share an abundance of information and knowledge of the park.Any hidden gems you’d share with first-time visitors?TR: I’d tell anyone, first visitor or not, to stand at the shore of Lake McDonald and watch the sunrise there. It really allows you to understand where you are and gives you the opportunity to take it all in. All of the views and geology of the park are incredibly amazing, as well, no matter where you are. Our wildflower season is phenomenal and has reacted so great in the wake of the burn that occurred there about a year ago.Where’s your favorite part of the park to visit?It would have to be seeing the sunrise at mini Glacier; I get up there about one or two times a summer around 5 a.m. to see it and it’s stunning.All photos courtesy of the National Park Service. Editors’ Recommendations Book a Last-Minute Summer Camping Trip Just About Anywhere With Pitchup To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport