Related Premium active lifestyle brand Jaybird has announced its partnership with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Jaybird is one of three global partners, and is the official headphone of the 2016-2017 marathon series.“We’re stoked to connect the Jaybird brand with this stellar organization – we’re huge fans of the series,” said Rene Oehlerking, Jaybird Chief Marketing Officer. “If you love training and running with tunes like we do, you run with Jaybird. Runners love ditching the wires, having a secure, comfortable fit and our lifetime sweat-proof warranty, there couldn’t be a better fit than Jaybird and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.”The Liverpool leg of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is visiting the UK on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May, Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May, with plenty for participants to get up to, including a Health & Fitness Expo, and a marathon, half maratho, and 5K run as well. The 5K takes in many of the the city sites, including the Cavern Club which was so beloved by The Beatles.As well as sponsoring the overall series, Jaybird is also the official partner of the Lucky Finisher programme, which has been created to reward any participant, regardless of fitness and completion time. Jaybird will therefore be giving five pairs of its X2 wireless sport earbuds to five random participants at each event.“Jaybird’s partnership is perfect for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series because it will integrate music into the entire running experience: training, race weekend and our new, innovative post-race Finisher Zone,” said Dan Cruz, VP of Communications for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.“Our series was founded on live music and entertainment, and now Jaybird is bringing digital audio to the total runner experience.”www.JaybirdSport.comwww.RunRocknRoll.com
Share This!Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting a brand new form of entertainment in for form of a Pandora Utility Suit, which is inspired by the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the film AVATAR.Take a look at what this new agile suit will look like in action:According to the story, while the AMP suits that were found in the movie were created for missions of destruction, the Pandora Utility Suit is designed for restoration and it makes the perfect tool to collect plant samples, study flora and survive Pandora’s wild terrain. Guests will be able to interact with its pilot who will share details about the land’s landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.The Pandora Utility Suit continues the collaboration between Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment and it will debut on April 22 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after hitting a shot in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard didn’t really need to gesture to his wrist. The crowd already knew it was Lillard Time.The star guard made a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak over the Los Angeles Lakers to 13 games with a 113-110 victory Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard finished with 32 points, and Portland snapped a two-game skid. Jusuf Nurkic added 28 points.Lillard was 1 of 5 from 3-point range before the game-winner. The crowd roared when the shot fell, andLillard nodded and pointed to his wrist.“I felt good. The ball was coming off my hands good all night, even the ones that I didn’t make. In thosemoments, you don’t think about what happened before. It’s a chance to rise to the occasion. You’re 0 for 0 in that moment,” Lillard said. “I go back to my very first game-winner against New Orleans my rookie year. I had a terrible shooting game but I was able to block that out. All that mattered was that moment. No different tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBrook Lopez had 27 points and rookie Kyle Kuzma added a season-high 22 for the Lakers, who were short-handed after Larry Nance Jr. broke his left hand in the second half. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball was 0 for 2 from the field with no points, four assists and three rebounds.There were a few fans in the crowd wearing Ball’s No. 2 jersey for his first appearance in Portland. But most fans booed him heartily during player introductions. 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Noah Vonleh, who returned the night before following a shoulder injury in camp, started in his place.Portland led by 18 in the first half but the Lakers closed the gap to 66-62 at halftime. It was tight the rest of the way.“We have the game against Toronto, then you have a tough one last night against Utah. Maybe if we come back and have a blowout, maybe we don’t have to look at ourselves as much,” Lillard said. “We come in here tonight and we had a dogfight on our hands. We really had to look at ourselves and make it happen. We had to trust ourselves and trust each other to get it done.“So I think a game like this and having to pull out a game like this does more for our team, character-wise.”TIP-INSLakers: Los Angeles was 0 for 9 from 3-point range in the first half. … The Lakers were coming off a 113-93 victory at home against the Pistons on Tuesday night.Trail Blazers: Rookie big man Zach Collins started the second half in place of Vonleh, who had four fouls. Collins, a 7-footer out of Gonzaga, was acquired by the Blazers in a draft-day deal with Sacramento.ON BALL“I thought he was a little too passive tonight,” Walton said about his rookie point guard. “The hardest thing for young players is consistency. He’s so unselfish that sometimes we want him to be more aggressive with attacking the defenses.”Ball, for his part, recognized that.“I definitely could have been more aggressive,” he said. Malditas save PH from shutout After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Nance was hurt late in the third quarter and went to the locker room. He did not play the rest of the way. Nance was averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Lakers.Afterward, the Lakers confirmed Nance broke a bone in his hand.“Obviously, I feel terrible for him. He’s been playing so solid for us,” coach Luke Walton said. “It’s tough but that’s what team sports are about, and someone else has to step up.”Portland took a 106-105 lead on Lillard’s free throws with 1:56 left. Kuzma made a hook shot on the other end, but Lillard answered with a layup before Nurkic made free throws for a 110-107 lead. The standing crowd chanted “Beat LA! Beat LA!”But Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quieted the fans with a 3-pointer off an assist from Ball to tie it with 15.5 seconds left. Lillard hit the winner over the outstretched arm of Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTLakers: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.Trail Blazers: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SMC bloc, allies vow to lend players for Gilas amid PBA impasse Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Youseff Msakni in England for talks with Premier League trioby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTunisia forward Youseff Msakni is attracting Premier League interest.Msakni, who currently plays for Al Duhail in Qatar, has been in England this week trying to finalise a move ahead of the January market.Talks have been held with Watford, Cardiff City and Brighton.The three clubs are reported to be considering an initial six-month loan for the 28-year-old, with a view to a permanent deal, after the striker missed the World Cup in Russia with a knee ligament injury.Msakni scored 23 goals and provided 14 assists in 20 league games last season.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate insists he’s not tempted by Premier League returnby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate insists he’s not tempted by a return to the Premier League.A newspaper report recently claimed Tottenham were lining him up to replace Mauricio Pochettino.But he says: “You go to bed Saturday night and you wake up Sunday morning and the agenda’s set.”Look, I’ve said in the summer, I’m not somebody that needs to hedge my bets and needs to play cleverly and say, ‘I’ll keep this door open, that door open’.”I’m the England manager and it’s a massive privilege to do the job. There’s a lot of work to do here with the team.”We think the team can continue to improve, and until I’m told otherwise, 2022 is my contract, and that’s it.”
New Delhi: Taking a swipe at the BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said these ‘chowkidars’ (watchmen) are only working for the rich and are not bothered about the poor. She attacked the Uttar Pradesh government while citing a media report on Twitter that claimed the dues of sugarcane farmers had crossed Rs 10,000 crore in the state. “The families of sugarcane farmers toil day and night but the Uttar Pradesh government does not even take the responsibility of paying their dues,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said. “Rs 10,000 crore of farmers’ dues means everything, including their children’s education, food, health, and the next produce comes to a standstill. These chowkidars only work for the rich and do not care about the poor,” she claimed. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was recently appointed the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. All BJP leaders in the country had recently followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in adding ‘Chowkidar’ to their Twitter handles, after Modi claimed that he was a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the country and would not allow any wrongdoing.
New Delhi: The UN listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist is set to add muscle to the BJP’s central theme of nationalism in the general election with party leaders expressing confidence that the development will boost its prospects.As 169 seats, including in the Hindi heartland states swept by the BJP in 2014, are still to go to polls in the remaining three phases, the saffron party’s assessment is that the UN decision will come handy in building up its poll tempo around the nationalism plank. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghWith the BJP’s theme of nationalism built around Narendra Modi’s perceived strong leadership and his muscular approach on national security issues, a party leader said Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist will be seen by people as another feather in the prime minister’s cap. “We are in the middle of the election and this development occurs. It could not have come at a more opportune time,” he said, wishing not to be quoted. Hari Om Mishra, a JNU professor, agreed with the impression, saying it is definitely going to benefit the BJP. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”It would create a perception among public that things are improving under the BJP government and this benefit the party in the polls,” he said. However, Amita Singh, another JNU professor, said the development would not benefit any one political party as it is an achievement for the whole country. A UN Security Council designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. An assets freeze under the sanctions committee requires that all states freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities. However, what will be the real impact of the decision by the UNSC to designate Azhar as global terrorist is not yet clear, said strategic affairs experts. “This certainly isolates Pakistan, it will lie low. It is questionable whether its (Pakistan’s) army will give up the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy,” said Gopalaswami Parthasarathy, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan.
Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis didn’t disappoint in her season debut. The flashy guard from Commack, N.Y., scored 18 points and recorded eight assists as the No. 7 OSU women’s basketball team (4-0) defeated East Tennessee State (2-2) 80-47 Monday night. Prahalis made her first appearance of the season after an NCAA-imposed three-game suspension stemming from a secondary violation committed in the offseason. She recorded her first assist of the season on the Buckeyes’ second offensive possession, finding center Jantel Lavender underneath the hoop for a basket. OSU jumped out to an 11-2 advantage to start the game. OSU coach Jim Foster said he knew his point guard was eager to make her return to action. “If you know Sammy, sitting at home for three games, I’m sure that there’s some marks on her wallpaper from crawling up the walls,” Foster said. ETSU battled back, taking a 20-19 lead off of a Shawn Randall 3-point shot with less than seven minutes remaining in the first half. Lavender regained the lead for the Buckeyes on the next possession with a jumper, which started a 17-0 run to close the half for OSU. The Buckeyes never looked back. “We acted like a veteran team,” Foster said. “You’ve got to adjust. You figure out what works for you, and what hurts them.” Lavender finished the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Tayler Hill scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and had five assists for the Buckeyes. Prahalis displayed her signature flash, using the no-look passes and scooping lay-ups that have made her one of the most exciting players in the nation. However, she also showed signs of rust, committing nine turnovers. “I was a little bit anxious,” Prahalis said. “I said to a couple of girls in the locker room that I felt like I was a freshman. I was a little bit nervous.” Prahalis left the game with more than nine minutes remaining after a cramp had her limping following a steal and subsequent fast break lay-up. She returned to the game five minutes later. The Buckeyes next play on Sunday, when they host UNC-Wilmington.
Coach Urban Meyer leads the OSU football team onto the field at AT&T Stadium before the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Oregon in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20.Credit: Lantern file photoWith the start of the 2015 college football season less than two weeks away, the Ohio State Buckeyes are clearly the top team in the country — at least in the eyes of the Associated Press.The AP published its preseason Top 25 poll on Sunday afternoon with OSU unanimously standing on top with each of the 61 first-place votes.The unanimous standing in the preseason poll is the first occurrence in the history of the poll.OSU, the defending national champion, returns all but seven starters from last season’s squad, including a pair of 2014 AP All-Americans in junior defensive end Joey Bosa and redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett.Following the Buckeyes at No. 2 is TCU, with Alabama, Baylor and Big Ten counterpart Michigan State rounding out the top five.The SEC led all conferences in number of teams appearing in the poll with eight.Just three Big Ten teams made the Top 25, with Wisconsin coming in behind OSU and Michigan State at No. 20.Last season, the Buckeyes opened the season at No. 5 in the AP Top 25. They fell to No. 22 after losing at home to Virginia Tech in their second game but won their next 11 games to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff, which they then won by defeating Alabama and Oregon.The No. 1 Buckeyes will look to live up to their preseason ranking and begin their title defense when they travel to Blacksburg, Virginia, to face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.AP Top 25:Ohio State (61)TCUAlabamaBaylorMichigan StateAuburnOregonUSCGeorgiaFlorida StateNotre DameClemsonUCLALSUArizona StateGeorgia TechMississippiArkansasOklahomaWisconsinStanfordArizonaBoise StateMissouriTennessee
AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso admitted his side is still a work in progress and revealed they made too many mistakes in the 3-1 win over Olympiacos.Gattuso equally thanked returning player Patrick Cutrone for playing through pain but claimed there is a lot to be done to the current team.The Rossoneri had been trailing for much of the Europa League match at San Siro, but substitute Cutrone grabbed a brace before Gonzalo Higuain wrapped up the game in a 3-1 victory.“Patrick played against Empoli with an ankle injury, he is not at 100 percent and has to take anti-inflammatories. We really appreciate the way he’s working hard and giving his all for the group,” Gattuso told Football Italia.“Hakan needs to find his confidence, to be less tense. He’s a lad who really cares and at times can over-think it. That is his problem.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We knew Higuain wasn’t at his best after the injury, but he scored a fantastic goal. Our first half was too sluggish, even if we created many chances. Jack (Bonaventura) went too wide, Samu Castillejo had too many shots from distance and so did Higuain.“I am satisfied with the result, but we can play much better and made too many mistakes in midfield. We’ve got to improve if we want to play with a 4-4-2 system.“Tiemoue Bakayoko is struggling at the moment, but we need everyone. I am really not satisfied with how we played off the ball.“We’ve got to transition better, as the lines weren’t perfect and that makes the defence use up a lot more energy.”