PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The NFL draft sits just under a week away. NFL organizations are doing their final preparations leading up to the first round of the draft on Thursday night.Among the names expected to be announced in the first round of the draft is former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins.Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray might be the favorite to go No. 1, but Haskins is expected to be the second quarterback off the board. College football’s leader in touchdown passes during the 2018 season has been linked to the New York Giants in most mock drafts.His former coach thinks that’s the “ideal” landing spot.Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer joined The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Friday afternoon to discuss Haskins’ draft stock. While Meyer doesn’t think Haskins is ready to be a starting quarterback yet, the former Buckeyes head coach thinks he’ll be a star for years to come.“At some point he’ll become the face of the franchise,” Meyer said..@ColinCowherd: “The Giants are a $6 billion franchise, put [Dwayne Haskins] behind Eli, show him how to be a pro. That work for you?”@OSUCoachMeyer: “A lot of conversation about that… I think that’s ideal.” pic.twitter.com/OGnuAGE49k— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 19, 2019Meyer said Haskins is “by far the most accurate” quarterback he’s ever had at the collegiate level. He also lauded Haskins’ football IQ.When asked about the Giants as a possible landing spot, Meyer said the following: “A lot of conversation about that… I think that’s ideal.”The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday night.
Many Atlanta-area sports teams don a black jersey at least once a year. The Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, and Atlanta Hawks all have one, and even the Atlanta Braves sell them from time to time.Unfortunately, one of the biggest opponents of the black jerseys is the one who makes the most decisions: head coach Kirby Smart.Speaking to the media last year, Smart downplayed the importance of the black jerseys. While he wasn’t above using it for motivational and recruiting purposes, he just didn’t feel that they were important.“I’m not saying we’re not ever going to do it, I’m not saying that we are, that’s just really not what is important to me,” Smart said. “I believe in the guys going out and playing physical, playing hard; you don’t have to do things like that to get them fired up to do it, I really think they should want to do it.“It’s great for recruiting, though.”It looks like wearing a black jersey for a game is one wish that Fromm may never see fulfilled.He may have to settle for a third-straight SEC East title and College Football Playoff contention. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has accomplished quite a lot in his two years as a starter. But with 2019 potentially his last year with the team, there’s one thing he wants to see the team do before he leaves.In an interview with 92.9 FM The Game via DawgNation, SEC sportscaster Brad Nessler revealed the details of a conversation he had with Fromm. Nessler said that Fromm hopes to wear the black jersey at least once in his Georgia career.“Jake mentioned that — I don’t know if I should say this, I haven’t told anyone this – ‘I think we should wear black jerseys.’”“I said you better get to work on that with Kirby right now because that’s getting close (the end of Fromm’s UGA career). He goes ‘I’d just like to wear them once.’ I go ‘You might not get another chance,’ because (Fromm is) not going to be around next year.Nessler was excited about the prospect, and has suggested that the team wear them for the night game against Notre Dame this September, for which he will be on the call.“I think the only way that it would be made better is that black jerseys would make that night perfect,” Nessler said.Georgia last donned the black jerseys for a game against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2016 – the year before Fromm arrived. Prior to that they had been worn only sparingly, with their most widespread use coming between 2007 and 2008.
Next Former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s son wins 4 medals, including 3 goldManavaditya’s medal tally included three gold medals and one silver medal in different categories, including single trap and double trap events at the 18th Rajasthan state open shooting Championshipadvertisement Dev Ankur Wadhawan New DelhiAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 12:33 IST Manavaditya Singh Rathore shone in single and double trap eventsManavaditya Singh Rathore, son of former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, has won 4 medals in different categories at the 18th Rajasthan state open shooting Championship.Manavaditya’s medal tally included three gold medals and one silver medal in different categories, including single trap and double trap events.The championship was being held at the shooting range in Jagatpura in Jaipur.Former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had been an Olympic medal winner. He had won silver medal in shooting in double trap event in Athens Olympics held in 2004. Rathore had been a union minister in the previous Narendra Modi Government at the centre.Also 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 Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreFollow India shooting newsFollow Manavaditya Rathore
The Manual Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes With a New Name The lone diner. You sit in restaurants by yourself, savoring your wine and food, listening in on conversations but never being a part of one. It’s a solitary experience that can sometimes become lonely. But loners need not suffer anymore. From Portland to Sydney to Buenos Aires, crafty entrepreneurs and chefs have created supper clubs that don’t just serve multiple delectable dishes, but friendly discourse as well. The Manual picks our top-four from around the world.Casa Saltshaker, Buenos AiresBilled as “Food. Wine. Conversation. New Friends.” Casa Saltshaker in food-rich Buenos Aires makes good on that promise. Ten guests meet and mingle at the home of American Dan Perlman. Diners are treated to a five-course tasting menu—think Andean and Mediterranean cuisine—paired with local wines. Conversation is as easy flowing as the wine. While the food isn’t five-star, the intimate ambiance and friendly host make up for it.Chez Jim, ParisParis is well known for its myriad great restaurants. But for a unique experience that’s been going on for three decades, head to Chez Jim on Sundays. American Jimmy Haynes hosts up to 100 people at his beautiful atelier in the 14th arrondisement. Haynes recruits different friends to cook their signature dishes each week and guests truly enjoy a convivial atmosphere. You might be sitting next to a Bosnian one night and an Estonian another.Holdfast, PortlandNo supper club article would be complete without a mention of Portland, land of the farm-to-table restaurants. Holdfast is the hottest ticket in a town full of great eateries. Chef Will Preisch—of Bent Brick fame—serves nine-course meals every weekend, every month, at KitchenCru in NW Portland. The food is innovative and the atmosphere is intimate, both stemming from Preisch’s recent culinary stint in Europe. The dinners sell out quickly so getting on the list is crucial.Table for 20, SydneyThousands of restaurants make up the Sydney dining scene, so finding a place to eat can seem daunting. Enter Table for 20. Michael Fantuz hosts a four-times-a-week meal in his home to anyone wanting to join, as long as they’re friendly and willing to pitch in if needed. Diners enjoy three unique courses with homemade limoncello—you can still BYOB wine—while listening to live music. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 1. Trout ceviche is often on the menu at Casa Saltshaker in Buenos Aires. 2. American Jimmy Haynes has been hosting strangers and friends at his atelier in Paris for more than 30 years. 3. Portland’s Holdfast offers chef Will Preisch’s innovative cuisine. 4. Table for 20 is one of the hottest dining concepts in Sydney. Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place)
14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked In celebration of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, Sonos has gone blue. A limited edition of the company’s stalwart Play:1 speaker, the entry point to the Sonos empire, now dons a shiny coat of paint that fades from navy to cerulean blue for the occasion. As a bonus, Sonos is also offering an exclusive playlist specially curated by some of today’s seminal jazz artists.Related: Samsung’s new audio lab creates gorgeous multi-room speaker podsThe Play:1’s specially-crafted color shift should be enough to turn some heads on its own. The breakaway from Sonos’ traditional color scheme is meant to be a shout-out to the so-called “blue notes” of jazz, those that venture into melodic micro-tone realms that standard popular music dares not follow.But more exciting to the jazzers among us will be the new exclusive curated playlist from Blue Note. The iconic label that has been home to jazz legends like Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane will provide the track list for a new Artists Select station, which will proffer tunes hand-picked by current Blue Note artists, including Robert Glasper, Jose James, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, and Don Was.The new exclusive station will show up on Sonos’ intuitive centralized app, joining two other Sonos exclusive stations from Blue Note that all Sonos owners landed in October, including Born in Blue and Blue Note 101. But those looking for the hand-picked favorites from the artists above will have to go blue to get them and cough up a $250 asking price, $50 above the normal Play:1 pricing.If you’ve got an eye for the new Blue Notes Play:1, you’ll have to act fast once the speaker hits the market, as Sonos claims only around 4,000 of these blue bombers will be made. And just to keep your ear a little longer, Sonos has not yet offered a release date, indicating the news will be unveiled in the coming weeks. To be notified when the speakers arrive, you can sign-up for an email notification at Sonos’ website.This post originally appeared on our brother site Digital Trends. Editors’ Recommendations Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar
The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Oregon is home to many prestigious beer festivals. They range from the smallest beer and cheese gatherings, to the massive Oregon Brewer’s Fest that brings thousands to the waterfront. But every Valentine’s Day, beer drinkers everywhere are drawn in flocks to Astoria, a small town on the Oregon coast, for Festival of the Dark Arts, hosted by Fort George brewing.What makes this festival so dark? A large part of the ritual is the beer. Dozens of breweries bring their deepest, darkest, heaviest beers as an offering to the masses. Names range from international players like Mikkeler, Deschutes, Fat Heads, Stone, and Firestone Walker, all the way down to local heroes such as Baerlic, Upright, Breakside, and Block 15, and none of them pull any punches. As host, Fort George ensures a steady supply of its own stouts – fourteen of them this year.It’s not just run of the mill stouts, either. These breweries bring out the very best, like the Grand Marnier edition of Mikkeler Black, Firestone XIX Anniversary Ale, The Abyss from Deschutes, Avery’s Mephistopheles, Stone’s Nitro Xocoveza – I could go on, but it wouldn’t do the taplist justice.But the amazing beer is just a small part of what makes the festival so special, and there’s a wealth of activities to keep you entertained in between drinks. The day-long festival has a packed schedule of live music and entertainment. That means everything from performances by local bands, to belly dancers, burlesque, illusionists, and fire dancing.Even that’s commonplace at Oregon beer festivals, so Fort George steps things up with a selection of artists. That ranges from wood carvings and beer paintings, through the extravagant, like an ice dragon, carved and sculpted throughout the day, that breathes fire in the evening, or blacksmiths working hard at a forge. Want a more lasting reminder of the weekend? A real tattoo artist will give you one, assuming you haven’t had too much to drink first.If these all sound like the makings of the perfect beer fest (and they are, you can trust us on that), keep an eye on the Festival of the Dark Arts page later this year. Tickets usually go up for sale in October or November, but act fast, because they’re usually sold out by January, and this is one festival you can’t afford to miss.[Photos courtesy Fort George Brewery] The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Editors’ Recommendations
Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuary Glenfiddich Grand Cru Makes a French Connection with 23-Year-Old Scotch Nevada’s Train to Nowhere Promises Out-of-This-World Stargazing These days, it’s easy to forget just how vast (and mostly empty) the United States is.But, it is indeed the third largest country in the world. That means, though it may seem claustrophobic, like there’s nowhere left to escape off-grid, there are still plenty of destinations to do just that. Here are the best places in the country to un-tether — to detox — from the digital world.Ultima Thule Lodge (Alaska)Almost all of Alaska could be considered a ripe destination for a digital detox. It’s vast, rugged, remote, and little populated. But, if you’re looking to get away from the digital world without giving up the “luxury” trappings of home, Ultima Thule Alaska Lodge may be just the place. The nearest road is 100 miles away, and the property is only accessible by bush plane. But, each of the private cabins is well-appointed with leather chairs, cherry writing desks, and hunting-inspired accents. Guests are provided all the necessary kit for a week in the great outdoors — including hiking gear, fishing poles, and professional guides to ensure you don’t get too lost in the adjacent 13-million-acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.North Rim of the Grand Canyon (Arizona)Toroweap Point, Grand CanyonIf even the hunting lodge lifestyle is too First World for you, escape to the Grand Canyon. We’re not talking about the landmark’s South Rim that’s consistently overrun by families of road-tripping tourists jockeying for selfies. Escape instead to Tuweep Campground at the Canyon’s North Rim. The view from the adjacent Toroweap Overlook is among the best in any U.S. National Park: a steep, dramatic bluff perched 3,000 vertical feet above the Colorado River with nary a sign of civilization in sight. Best of all: there are never crowds, and during the off-season, you may have the view all to yourself. The experience doesn’t come easy, however. The NPS is quick to note that, out here, you’re on your own: “services are non-existent: there is no water, gas, food, lodging, or phone service.” If you’re looking for a real digital detox, that should be music to your ears.New Camaldoli Hermitage (California)New Camaldoli Hermitage Overlook, Big SurEven in a state as rich with stunning outdoor scenery as California, the Central Coast stands out. Sandwiched between the hustle of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the region remains one of the state’s most pristine outdoor destinations. In the heart of Big Sur lies New Camaldoli Hermitage — a working Benedictine monastery where 150,000 visitors have retreated over the last 50 years. If the idea of a retreat sounds too new age, just think of it as the ideal place to escape Facebook for a week or two. Rooms at the monastery are comfortable but spartan as the primary focus is to encourage guests to relax in the beautiful on-site gardens, meditate (literally or through simple housekeeping chores), and get lost in the gentle, ever-present lapping of the Pacific Ocean waves.
America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Few things are more iconic of Louisiana’s bayou landscape than airboats and alligators. For something a little more exciting, visit Des Allemands — a hiccup of a town along US-90 — where Airboat Tours with Arthur offers rides on the area’s bayou and marshland. In addition to copious gator sightings, the area is rich with hundreds of species of birds, amphibians, and other reptiles. Plan your visit in the warmer spring or summer months for the best wildlife spotting opportunities.Eat & DrinkIn the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many residents were displaced from the downtown New Orleans core. Among them: some of the city’s premier chefs, who gathered in droves to sleepy suburban towns like Covington. The town is now home to some of the state’s best restaurants such as Oxlot 9 where the menu is all about representing the most locally sourced and inspired food possible. Think: crawfish etouffee, homemade gumbo, and stuffed blue crab, all with a gourmet flare.As in many American cities, boutique restaurants focusing on just one or two delicacies are cropping up throughout Louisiana. Botsky’s (no website) in Lake Charles is like an ice cream bar for hot dog aficionados. Pick your meat, bread, and toppings from a list of favorites like turkey franks, brats, and traditional beef hot dogs. Or look to the daily specials board for local favorites like alligator sausage or more outside-the-box offerings like their foie gras brat topped with grilled onions and mushrooms. As a bonus, a handful of draft Abita varieties rounds out the menu.Southern Louisiana’s boudin (pronounced boo-DAN with a distinct dropping of the “N”) trail is a chain of more than 35 kitchens, restaurants, and grocers serving their unique version of the state’s signature sausage. Down a handful of Prilosec and head to the unassuming B&O Kitchen (no website), where their menu is inspired by all things boudin. Especially noteworthy are their smoked boudin and deep fried, pepper jack cheese-stuffed boudin balls. If you happen to visit in November, they also make a mean boudin-stuffed turducken (yes, that’s a real thing).StayIn Covington, attached to the aforementioned Oxlot 9 restaurant, Southern Hotel provides upscale, boutique accommodations worthy of any metropolitan traveler. The sleek decor blends traditional Southern touches with chic furnishings to create a look and feel that’s equal parts plantation home and West Elm catalog. It’s the ideal base for travelers looking to keep downtown New Orleans at arm’s-length. From here, the restaurants and culture of the city and the more adventurous diversions of the bayou are all just a short drive away.In the burgeoning port city of Lake Charles, L’Auberge Resort & Casino is among the most modern and welcoming gambling establishments in the South. The property is replete with unique, noteworthy amenities including an upscale barber shop with free whiskey tastings for all patrons and the Contraband Bayou Golf Club, designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio. At the Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, lovely southern belles in short shorts serve dozens of draft beer offerings amid kickass live, local music on the weekends. The tasteful lodge theme and well-appointed accommodations draw overnight travelers from throughout Louisiana and eastern Texas every night of the week. Editors’ Recommendations 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. For many outsiders to Louisiana, the state is geographically divided into “New Orleans” and “not New Orleans.” It’s an understandable oversimplification, but a shame because there are many nuances to the state’s food, music, culture, and landscape. The Bayou State’s southern half — specifically the coastal parishes south of I-10 — is the most authentically Cajun region in the country. Here are just a few of our favorite places to play, eat, and stay:PlayJust forty minutes north of New Orleans, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, St. Tammany Parish is home to ample small town charm and truly off-the-beaten-path outdoor opportunities. Bayou Adventure offers kayaking rentals and guided tours for travelers looking to explore the local waterways at a leisurely place. As a testament to its authentic Louisiana weirdness, it’s also a bait shop run by an ex-judge who previously ran her “court” out of the back room. (No, seriously.) 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked
Editors’ Recommendations The Jetsetter Suit from Bonobos is ideal for the guy who wants a streamlined cut without sacrificing comfort. Built with a blend of wool and stretch, the suit has an athletic fit that looks razor-sharp, but is also incredibly mobile. The Jetsetter comes in several different colors, including light gray, black, charcoal, and bright blue.J.Crew – $995 Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie How to Shave With a Straight Razor How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The slim suit isn’t new or groundbreaking, but it’s certainly something to explore if you’re bored with a more traditional cut. Re-popularized by the executives of Mad Men, it’s easy to see why more men are choosing to slim down their suit game. And you don’t have to be rail thin to rock this style: a well-tailored, slim-cut suit will make any man look trimmer than the usual boxy design.Below, we’ve assembled five of our favorites to get you started on your quest for a sleeker spring.Bonobos – $550+ Not sure where to start when shopping for a new suit? Not to worry, J.Crew’s personal stylists will help you choose the correct size and fabric, offering advice tailored to your needs. Their Ludlow Suit in Italian cashmere is incredibly luxurious and constructed with a hand-finished collar and Bemberg lining.Indochino – $399For under $400 Indochino will create a tailored suit, custom-fit to your own desired slimness. The navy crossweave suit (typically $800) is made from premium merino wool with contrast thread woven throughout, creating a subtle zig-zag pattern when looked at from up-close. When ordering online, simply add your body measurements to their customization tool and you’re all set. Shopping for a slim suit couldn’t be easier.Kenneth Cole – $375Known primarily for its shoes, American fashion house Kenneth Cole also makes a fantastic slim-fit suit. The brand’s nested suit is a simple, no fuss option for a guy who wants something classic that won’t break the bank. The attractive garment comes in blacks, grays, and blues.Suitsupply – $639Suit Supply is an Amsterdam-based men’s fashion brand that specializes in elegant slim-fit suits. The jacket features a soft, rounded shoulder, which allows the fabric to follow the natural contours of the wearer’s body. Hand-finished detailing and real horn buttons make for a refined, classic finish.
14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men We at The Manual are suckers for a stouthearted, vintage motorcycles and high-quality timepieces.CT Scuderia offers a stellar collection of racing watches featuring motorcycle-inspired design elements, such as sandblast finishing, tire track straps, carbon fiber, and leather details. With Italian flair, Swiss-made movements from Ronda, and a flawless sense of style, the brand is a perfect match for racing enthusiasts — you almost have to live and breathe the makers’ lives to understand the passion.CT Scuderia founder and designer Enrico Margaritelli is a third generation Italian watchmaker and life-long motorcycle lover, rider, and racer who grew up surrounded by some of the greatest watches in the world. If you haven’t heard of Margaritelli, you may have seen — or even own ed—some of his designs for Fossil and Shinola during their rise as premium timepiece producers.With his own brand, CT Scuderia, Margaritelli meshes his keen sense of detail he built over the years with his childhood roots in Italy and the open road —and we’re here to share his creations.CS10140The first timepiece on our list comes from the Street Racer collection, and it is a beauty. Sporting a rose gold stainless steel frame and perforated black silicon strap, this watch is an absolute head-turner. As with all of CT Scuderia’s watches, detail matters. The dial on this puppy boasts a black honeycomb pattern on the sides and a central carbon fiber piece.CS30103This watch is a perfect companion on the race track with its black IP stainless steel body and natural, genuine leather strap. The CS30103 is part of the Testa-Piatta line, which is inspired by the “bobber” motorcycle, a style devoid of all parts that do not contribute to speed.CS20101One of the smoothest silhouettes from CT Scuderia is featured in the Corsa collection, which is derived from the original “Master Time” model of dash-mounted watches. The white dial shines on a black stainless steel frame and perforated strap, allowing for the big, bold markers to stand out no matter how fast your day is going.CS20124Another Corsa creation, this navy blue dial and shining stainless steel frame is one of loudest watches on our roundup — and by loud, we mean the timepiece is noticeable from a quarter-mile away. Sporting a genuine brown leather strap, the CS20124 is a versatile option for everyday use, classy functions, or speedy moments on the road.CS40109The Coda Corta collection is driven by four components: classic, short, slim, and fast. This timepiece flourishes with a smaller casing, vintage leather strap, black IP stainless steel body, and classic buckle. The watch is truly a work of art.CS70105NNow for favorite of the bunch. The Scrambler collection showcases a square face that is truly unique in the timepiece market. The watch radiates an off-road feel by blending a black IP stainless steel frame with robust white markers and an extra-long, genuine leather strap.If you’re a true motor head, CT Scuderia also offers other road-inspired accessories, such as helmets and leather goods.