TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho tells Benfica to move on from himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Benfica to move on from him.Record says Mourinho was sounded out about a return to his homeland following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.He was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the influence of assistant coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander-Arnold played a similar pass to Andy Robertson before his cross was met by Roberto Firmino’s header.”It’s of course from the training ground, the Robbo (Robertson) one is from the training ground,” said Klopp.“The Trent one, I really see the boys on the pitch today had the best view on the pitch. It’s their job to see the best opportunity to score.“It was a direct free-kick so could have scored directly, but this little move changed the whole angle and made it pretty impossible for Kepa (Arrizabalaga) to make a save. It was a brilliant goal.“Pete Krawietz and our analysts, they do a really good job around set-pieces, especially corner kicks.“I loved the corners in the second half where we probably should have scored twice. But it wasn’t a set-piece game, we played a lot of good stuff and in the end you have to score and that’s what we did. All good.”
Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech
The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop. At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]
Video: Duke Basketball Released An Epic 55-Minute Video Celebrating The Blue Devils’ National Championship Run
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Since Duke men’s basketball team won the national championship this past spring, many videos have been released celebrating the Blue Devils title. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ve probably watched all of them. None are better than the following one, though. Today, Duke released “Champions Forever: A Look at Duke’s Title Run.” It’s 55 minutes long and includes highlights, interviews, etc. It’s pretty great and definitely worth your time if you’re a Blue Devils’ fan. Video
Nigeria clinched the bronze medal by defeating Tunisia 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third/fourth-place match at Al-Salam Stadium on Wednesday.Francis Uzoho was preferred in goal ahead of Daniel Akpeyi, thus, making his first appearance in the competition, while Ola Aina replacing Chidozie Awaziem who was suspended for the game after accumulating two yellow cards. Odion Ighalo retained his position upfront along with Samuel Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa.Tunisia coach Alain Giresse replaced injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen with Moez Ben Cherifia and Youssef Msakni who suffered a muscle strain in their semi-final defeat to Senegal with Anice Badri. Nassim Hnid, Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali were also handed starting roles. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Super Eagles got off to a flying start in hot sunny weather with Ighalo opening the scoring with only three minutes into the encounter after pouncing on a loose ball in the area. The striker stamped home the ball with his left foot for his fifth goal in the competition.The Carthage Eagles had a chance to respond to Nigeria’s goal almost immediately after Ola Aina fouled Wahbi Khazri but the Saint-Etienne forward’s effort was blocked.Nigeria almost got the second goal when Ighalo squared the ball into the area but Yassine Meriah was at hand to clear it to safety.Tunisia went close to scoring the equaliser when Sassi shrugged off Wilfred Ndidi before launching a long-range shot but the effort went an inch of the target.Carthage Eagles continued to push for a chance to level the game but were frustrated by the Super Eagles’ water-tight defence.Ndidi had an opportunity to increase Nigeria’s lead after calmly collecting the ball in midfield but he blazed his effort wide of the target.Tunisia made their first change in the 44th minute with Firas Chaouat replacing Taha Yassine Khenissi and moments before the half-time break, Ighalo was forced off after suffering an injury.Sporting Charleroi striker Victor Osimhen replaced the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua forward in the 46th minute after the restart of the game.The Carthage Eagles got close to equalising when Khazri played Chaouat through on goal but the CS Sfaxien man somehow managed to miss the target.Giresse introduced Naim Sliti for Badri before replacing Hnid with Rami Bedoui as the North Africans continued to push for an equaliser.Chukwueze had a chance to score the second goal for the Super Eagles but the forward’s curling long-range effort was brilliantly finger-tipped by goalkeeper Cherifia for a corner-kick.Tunisia looked brighter towards the closing stages of the game but the Super Eagles did enough to hold on to their lead and claim the victory. read more
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska enters the 2018 season with a sense of optimism surrounding the program. Scott Frost is back in Lincoln to run the show.Most experts feel Frost will turn his alma mater around eventually. Frost himself said the Huskers will be “really dangerous” in 2019.But what about this year? What can Nebraska fans expect in Frost’s debut season?Vegas sportsbook South Point released its win total bets for the upcoming season today. There are lines set for every team.Nebraska’s over/under is set at six, right at the .500 mark.Wow. South Point in Vegas released their College Football Season Win Totals today and have the Michigan Wolverines AND Michigan State Spartans BOTH at 9 regular season wins! https://t.co/zytun6xrYb@andrewssports @JimmyVaccaro pic.twitter.com/HPNbznRHbs— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) May 27, 2018If Nebraska gets to the six-win mark, the Huskers will be back in a bowl.It won’t be that easy though. Even if Nebraska wins its three non-conference games against Troy, Colorado and Akron, the Huskers have to play at Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin.Yikes.Home games against Purdue and Michigan State won’t be easy either. That over/under looks pretty accurate right now.
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The son of a former college football star will be seeking a new program.Russ Yeast, a four-star sophomore cornerback at Louisville, has decided to transfer out of the Cardinals’ program.The cornerback is the son of legendary Kentucky wide receiver Craig Yeast, who led the SEC in all-time receptions at the time of his departure.Mark Ennis first reported the news of his transfer.“According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer,” he reports.According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 6, 2018Russ Yeast is a former All-American recruit and will likely have significant interest on the transfer market.It’s possible that Kentucky could emerge as a potential destination.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee sprain for much of the 2018 season, took a shot to his right knee and had to leave the game.The Alabama quarterback appeared to be in some pain on the sideline and was checked out by trainers. He then spent the remainder of the game on the sideline, riding the medical bike at times.Tagovailoa was replaced under center by Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, as Jalen Hurts is also dealing with an injury.Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the status of Tagovailoa following the game. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious.Saban said that Tagovailoa could have returned to the game if Alabama needed him.“He got hit low a few times out there today,” Saban said. “He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was. I think he’s OK.”Still, this has to be at least a little bit concerning for Alabama, as this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. Something is clearly bothering Tagovailoa in that knee, even if it’s just minor.Tagovailoa and Alabama are set to play the Citadel next weekend before hosting Auburn in a rivalry game. The Crimson Tide can take it easy with Tua next weekend, making sure he’s good to go for the Tigers. Alabama then has Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
The Wisconsin basketball program paid tribute to Purdue superfan Tyler Trent on Friday night when the two programs met for a Big Ten showdown.Trent, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at a young age, passed away on New Year’s Day after a lengthy battle with cancer. His story was brought to the college football world by Tom Rinaldi and ESPN during a College GameDay segment and college football fans embraced Tyler with all their hearts.After his passing, ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave a stirring tribute to Trent and now a rival university has done the same.On Friday night, Wisconsin’s basketball program held a moment of silence for Trent.RIP Tyler TrentOur thoughts are with the loved ones of Tyler and the entire @PurdueSports community. Tyler was an inspiration to us all.#TylerStrong #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/F1U21ELGxW— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 12, 2019Trent’s impact on the sporting world will be felt for years to come.
Auburn will keep rolling with Bo Nix under center. The true freshman hasn’t put up huge numbers, but he has made some incredibly clutch throws and has the Tigers at 4-0.Are YOU ready to Ride‼️🏟#WarEagle x #RidefortheBrand pic.twitter.com/i94bM2YURc— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 27, 2019More on the game:Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNSpread: Auburn -10Over/Under: 46Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweThis one could wind up being a defensive slugfest, as that 46 total points line indicates. Auburn has thrived on defense this season, in particular, allowing under 16 points per game. The Tigers’ defense is ranked No. 10 in FPI and No. 6 in SP+, ESPN’s two major college football metrics.The game may come down to whichever team best contains the other’s rushing attack. Auburn’s JaTarvious Whitlow has 408 yards and four yards on the year, while Mississippi State will ride lead back Kylin Hill, who has 551 yards and five scores. MSU’s Shrader and Auburn’s Joey Gatewood are each the backup quarterback, but both are second on their respective team in rushing yards, adding a dangerous element for each side as well.Auburn will go from this game to a tough division crossover against Florida, while Mississippi State is on bye before an Oct. 12 game at Tennessee. AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)Overshadowed by conference powerhouses Alabama, Georgia, and LSU, Auburn has somewhat quietly clawed up to No. 7 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. This weekend, the Tigers face SEC West foe Mississippi State.The Bulldogs present some uncertainty to Saturday’s game. Mississippi State’s quarterback situation is still very much in flux.Penn State transfer Tommy Stevens won the job out of camp, and had some impressive moments early in the season. He was forced out during the team’s close loss to Kansas State in Week 3 with an injury.Stevens participated in practice this week but remains questionable. If he can’t go, freshman Garrett Shrader, who guided the team to a 28-13 win over Kentucky last week, will get another start. Stevens is 36-for-55 for 441 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions, while Shrader is 28-for-45 for 302 yards and an interception. Both players bring a rushing element as well, as Stevens has score twice on the ground, while Shrader has 223 yards and a touchdown this season.
MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) Indian Premier League, 2019 0 Match Ended Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out 0 1 No data available! 4.5 (20.0) 4 84 Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets 176/4 6s 0 2/39 (4) Hyderabad Chennai Square Leg w 175/3 covers All batsmen are considered right handed Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shane Watson 0 0 96 (53) 54 Mid off 10 Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) 110 21 commentary Imran Tahir I. Tahir 6.5 160/3 ( S. Watson 17.1 Overs) , Point Mid Wicket 158.33 Mid on Square Leg Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 41 S/R r 0 Point 53 0 4 Shane Watson S. Watson c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar Point wd fine Leg Square Leg 4s Mid on Chennai batting CHE batting st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan Square Leg fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) 1/18 (4) 0 1 14.28 Shakib Al Hasan Al Hasan 176/4 Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) 0 0 Mid on 38 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 176/4 All batsmen are considered right handed covers 0 Mid Wicket 1 44 R Asian News International ChennaiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 10:55 IST MS Dhoni said his back is holding up well and not getting worse (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wicketsWith the win, CSK jumped back to the top of the IPL points tableMS Dhoni has missed matches with back issues in the recent pastChennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday said that his back is holding up well and it’s not getting worse and he cannot take any chances as the World Cup is coming up.”The back is holding up, it’s not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can’t afford that, because that’s too important,” Dhoni said at the post-match ceremony.Dhoni had many reasons to smile as CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday by six wickets at Chennai in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Shane Watson, the former Australian all-rounder starred for the hosts as he smashed a 96-run knock off just 53 deliveries to enable the team to chase down the target of 176 runs.The CSK captain also shared his views on the match-winner Watson and said that batsman was batting well in the nets, so it was just a matter of time he got it together in the matches as well.”I think you can give individuals a few games. Watson has been a match winner for us so we need to back him and he has been batting well in the nets. If Watson gets going, you know what’s on the plate. It started last year and it’s good to see different individuals come good, the bowlers have done surprisingly well, the batting needs to click together,” Dhoni said.Watson after playing a 96 run knock said he has to thank both skipper and coach of CSK to keep their faith in him.advertisement”I was due runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough to have kept faith in me. In any other team, I may have been dropped sooner. Happy to repay that faith. I knew I was in good nick, just needed to get my head right, get my technique right, had a bit of luck by playing and missing in the beginning,” Watson said at the post-match ceremony.With this win, Chennai Super Kings once again reached the pole position in the IPL league standings with 16 points.The team next takes on Mumbai Indians on Friday, 26 April at Chennai.Also Read | CSK reclaim top spot but MS Dhoni is not revealing any trade secretsFor 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 MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow CSKFollow Chennai Super Kings Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 1 11 11 6 (20.0) Fall of Wickets Mid Wicket Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out 0 Super Over 25 Scorecard graphs third Man Chennai CHE 1 Square Leg fine Leg e/r covers 9 (19.5) 18 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on Mid Wicket m (19.5) 1 fine Leg 1 third Man Hyderabad HYD view more view less c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar fine Leg Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) 0 Hyderabad HYD not out Mid off 0 nb Point Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma vs 80/2 ( S. Raina 10 Overs) , covers Extras: 9 runs (B: 4, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) 6.75 o 14.08 181.13 Harbhajan Singh H. Singh Suresh Raina S. Raina st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan 175/4 ( A. Rayudu 19.4 Overs) , run out (Deepak Hooda) 0 0 – All batsmen are considered right handed Manish Pandey (HYD) M. Pandey (HYD) 96 Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling Match Ended My back is holding up, not getting worse: MS Dhoni gives update as World Cup approachesMS Dhoni said that his back is holding up well and with the 2019 ICC World Cup coming up, he can afford to let it get worse. B 24 1 Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 27 4 Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed Mid on 6 3/1 ( du Plessis 2.3 Overs) , Faf du Plessis du Plessis run out (Deepak Hooda) Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma Chennai CHE (19.5) third Man 83 (49) 7 175/3 advertisement 3.5 0 not out 26 view full scorecard 0 0 1 third Man Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 4 Rashid Khan R. Khan third Man 1 0 0 covers Point Mid off Toss: CHE elected to field Mid Wicket
Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 12:43 IST BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with their trophies. Picture courtesy: TwitterBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was a grand affair. The awards ceremony was organised at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday. BBC One’s Killing Eve defeated Bodyguard to win the Best Drama, while one of its leading ladies, Jodie Comer, won the Best Actress award. Apart from Jodie, Sandra Oh who plays Eve in the thriller series, was nominated in the same category.Sandra Oh congratulated Comer on Twitter. She wrote, “Congratulations @KillingEve !!! BAFTA for Best Series Fiona Shaw and @jodiecomer !!! Yay yay yay!!”Actor Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor for his drama Patrick Melrose, which also won best mini-series. Britain’s Got Talent won the best Entertainment programme.Here’s the complete list of who won what: Leading actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneLeading actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticStorytelling is key to powerful TV Leading Actor winner Benedict Cumberbatch @skyatlantic #PatrickMelrose #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/YZRk52UP0HBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Supporting actress – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC OneSupporting actor – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC OneEntertainment performance – Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC OneMale performance in a comedy programme – Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two#BAFTATV backstage winners’ interview…Female in a Comedy, Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons) for her role in ‘There She Goes’ pic.twitter.com/rCflFmlTBUBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Female performance in a comedy programme – Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC FourDrama series – Killing Eve – BBC OneadvertisementThe production team behind winning Drama Series @KillingEve #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/eF4YpfUcChBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Single drama – Killed By My Debt – BBC ThreeMini-series – Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticSoap and continuing drama – East Enders – BBC OneInternational – Succession – Sky AtlanticEntertainment programme – Britain’s Got Talent – ITVComedy and comedy entertainment programme – A League of Their Own – Sky OneScripted comedy – Sally4Ever – Sky AtlanticFeatures – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC OneSally4Ever wins for Scripted Comedy #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/rWIxRjnMk0BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Must-see moment – Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)Well done to Bodyguard, winner of @virginmedia’s Must-See Moment the award YOU voted for! #BAFTATV #MustSeeMoment pic.twitter.com/px62pLM816BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Current affairs – Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4Single documentary – Gun No 6 – BBC TwoFactual series – Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC TwoReality and constructed factual – I’m A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here! – ITVSpecialist factual – Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC OneNews coverage – Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4Sport – 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC OneLive event – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC OneThe Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance picks up the Live Event award #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/3N4569wHzjBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Short-form programme – Missed Call – Real StoriesBafta Fellowship – Baroness Joan BakewellSpecial award – Nicola ShindlerAlso read | BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Sophie Turner congratulates Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer for her winAlso read | Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh wins Best Actress at Golden Globes 2019Get 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 byshweta keshri Tags :Follow BAFTA TV AwardsFollow Killing EveFollow Patrick MelroseFollow Benedict Cumberbatch BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win bigBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was held in London on May 12 where Killing Eve grabbed three trophies. Here’s the complete winners list.advertisement
Canadian Sikh immigrant’s life and struggles go viral. Internet is in tearsNav Bhatia, a Canadian Sikh man who immigrated to Canada in the 80’s became viral on Twitter recently. After listening to his life story, internet is in tears.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 11:23 IST Canadian Sikh immigrant man has faced a lot of hardships in lifeCanada is known as mini Punjab and the nation has a Punjabi heart too. We are not wrong when we say that. A recent Twitter thread, that went viral is a testimony for what we just are saying.Twitter user and Journalist, Muhammad Lila recently tweeted about a Canadian Sikh man who was an immigrant and arrived in Canada in the ’80s.67-year-old, Nav Bhatia is the biggest fan of the Canadian basketball club Raptors. This brown turbaned guy has been to every single Raptors home game since 1995.Muhammad, while telling Nav’s life story, talks about his hardships in life and what kind of racism he has faced because of his colour. He also talks about how he overcame all those hardships and how he is giving back to other immigrants now.Muhammad tweeted, “With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.(Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for)”With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.[Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for ]Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When you think of the Raps, you probably think of Drake on the sidelines, as the team’s biggest fan.The thing is, he’s not.In Toronto, we love @Drake. But there’s someone else who symbolizes everything great about Toronto and Canada. pic.twitter.com/qWPCs5TRHKadvertisementMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019This is Nav Bhatia. You’re going to see a lot of him waving his towel on TV.He’s 67 years old and still cheers louder than your teenage nephew. If you’ve ever been to a Raps game, you can’t miss him.But here’s what most people don’t know: pic.twitter.com/3S8gs0PS0TMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He’s been at every single Raptors home game since 1995.That’ right: Every. Single. One.Through Damon, Vince, CB4, a zillion coaches, blackouts, blizzards, you name it.Big deal, right? Wait, there’s more. pic.twitter.com/zdjf6vf4CkMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Bhatia came to Canada as an immigrant in the 80s with almost nothing. As a brown turbaned guy with an accent he couldn’t get a job as an engineer, so he wound up working as a car salesman at dealership in a rough part of town.Devastating, right?Nope. Not for Nav. pic.twitter.com/d6qLhsJ4UrMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He sold 127 cars in just ninety days. It’s a record that stands to this day. He did it the old-fashioned way, by being honest (and yes, some catchy radio ads). He was so good that he eventually bought the dealership. Crazy, right.Guess what’s crazier? pic.twitter.com/K1so1JagdqMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He later bought another.Back in 1995, when the businesses weren’t doing well, he still bought season’s tickets. They cost a lot, but he didn’t care. He loved the team. Even those ugly purple dinosaur logos. He wore them with pride. pic.twitter.com/b2Yt9LqKisMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019If you go to a Raps game, you’ll see his big ass huge goofy smile, on the baseline.When you’re an immigrant, nothing feels more Canadian than waving a Canadian flag while cheering your team. Sports is the great equalizer. pic.twitter.com/2S4pP1dZo8Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019In any other city (looking at you, MIL), a guy like Nav might stand out. But not in Toronto. We’re a place where immigration works. Multuculturalism works. Ask anyone who’s been to a Raps game and they’ll tell you it’s the most diverse place in the world.Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019You’ll hear a dozen languages, see black guys in dreads hanging out with Korean guys eating poutine. In other cities, that would be weird.In Toronto, it’s perfectly normal. It’s how the 6ix rolls.Take this pic. How many colors/ethnicities can you see? At least a dozen. pic.twitter.com/ni5zxD5SZuMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019So when you see a guy like Nav, you’re not just looking at a superfan.You’re looking at the story of Toronto.It’s why a guy like Charles Barkley loves the city. It’s why @Shaq @KingJames and others others come here every summer.It’s what makes Canada special. pic.twitter.com/uXekDkPKvYadvertisementMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019That while the world is building walls, Canada is building bridges.A guy like @superfan_nav is our best symbol of that.He’s not just a guy from Toronto. He *is* Toronto.A place where people work hard, make it, and still care enough to give back. pic.twitter.com/K5do9KqjgEMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When his dealerships started doing better, he could’ve called it a day.Instead, every year he spends $300K of his own money to send kids mostly from brown, immigrant families to Raptors games.He does it to show them they belong.#Raptors pic.twitter.com/Sav5gKTNdKMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Basketball can be more than just a game.When the finals tip-off on Thursday, the world is going to see Toronto being Toronto: Diverse, strong, caring.And there’ll be a 67-year old Sikh turbaned guy leading the charge.And you know what, we’re okay with that.END pic.twitter.com/7bPtkutTP8Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Just got off the phone with Nav. I asked him what he’d tell the world about Canada, he said:”Other counties might be richer, but they’re not richer in mannerisms, politeness, or looking after each other.. And the country south of us has a lot to learn.”Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When actor, Siddharth from Rang De Basanti fame heard the story, his heart was also touched and he shared the story with his fans with a heartwarming message.What an amazing story!It’s obviously difficult to understand but every human being is in fact an immigrant.Read this inspiring thread about an amazing Canadian sikh man https://t.co/KFrCU5u6T2Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 27, 2019Other Twitter reactions are also on similar lines. Have a look.I’ve met Nav twice. He is such a nice man. Good guy!George K (@geomedia04) May 27, 2019Thanks for this Sid. Truly hearteningsubha j rao (@subhajrao) May 27, 2019Last tweet of the thread is best. M we surely need to learn manners, politeness and develop an ability to look after each otherGaurav Verma (@im_verma) May 27, 2019Nav’s sweet story has a moral for every single one of us.ALSO READ | Smriti Irani posts pic of family celebrating Amethi win. Don’t miss Twinkle Khanna’s comment on itALSO SEE | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His viral videos will always make his fans smileALSO WATCH | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His best viral videosGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow CanadaFollow immigrantsFollow Trending News
World Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan SinghWorld Cup 2019: India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far and they next face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have not won a single game of the 5 matches they have played so far.advertisement India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 00:24 IST India will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup game on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup 2019 game on SaturdayVeteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said team India will not be relaxed against AfghanistanIndia have remained undefeated so far in World Cup 2019 with 3 wins from 4 gamesIndia have been so far enjoying their World Cup 2019 journey as the three-time champions have remained unbeaten in the tournament to show why there were termed as the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 14 at Lord’s.The Men in Blue have showcased commanding performances in all their games to defeat South Africa, a resurgent Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament. Next, they face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have still not tasted a victory in their 5 matches so far.However, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said that though India would rather be watchful than being complacent when they take on minnows Afghanistan at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on Saturday.”You have to play at your best no matter who is playing in front of you. It cannot happen that you just put 70 percent effort but give 100 percent against Australia. Any international match you play you have to give 100 percent. They will go all out against India. India won’t relax in any conditions, in any match because they want to win every game. Knowing virat kohli they won’t be comfortable with the team not putting in a 100 percent,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Afghanistan have a great spin attack in the side in the form of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, but the trio has not been able to do wonders for the team so far.Rashid Khan in particular has not had a good World Cup thus far.Rashid Khan, who had become the youngest No.1 in the ICC’s rankings for ODI bowlers, bowled the most expensive spell in World Cup history at Old Trafford on Tuesday.advertisementThe Afghanistan leg-spinner leaked 110 runs off 9 overs as England amassed 397 for 6 off their 50 overs.In defence of the Rashid Khan, Harbhajan Singh said the leggie has the talent to petrify opposition batsmen but he will have to work a little harder for that.”Rashid has got all the qualities to be a top bowler. He has got a brilliant googly and variations but he just doesn’t seem happy. He needs to learn a little better than what he is being doing in 20-20 cricket. People go after him in that format but in 50-over cricket batsmen have a lot of time against him. England went after him and succeeded but not many teams will go after him.”India on Saturday might look to go with a changed batting unit by playing young Rishabh Pant in the middle-order for Vijay Shankar. The wicket-keeper-batsman joined Indian side in replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan.Though, Harbhajan Singh felt the team would play the same playing XI that they used against Pakistan in their last game.”I dont see any changes in the batting lineup. They dont want to make unnecessary changes. I would like to see someone like Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni batting for a long time and spend more time in the middle.”India are currently placed 4th on the points table with 3 wins from 4 games , including a washed out game against New Zealand.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan urges Afghanistan not to repeat mistakes vs IndiaAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Why Rashid Khan, Nabi and Mujeeb face stern test vs IndiaAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 Next
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 12:42 IST Deepika Padukone at the Mumbai airport.Deepika Padukone is winning the internet with her reaction when a security guard asked for her ID at the Mumbai airport. The actress was entering the airport with her father Prakash Padukone when the guard asked her for her ID. Without showing any starry tantrums, Deepika immediately turned around and politely asked the guard, “Chahiye?” (Do you want it?). The actress then walked back to the guard to show her ID, before entering the airport.The actress is being praised by netizens for her positive attitude. A fan commented on the video saying, “She is really down to earth….tht’y people love her….she is amazing…love ya. (sic).” Another fan wrote, “How can some1 be so humble. (sic)” On the work front, Deepika recently wrapped up shooting of Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal. The Padmaavat actress also ventured into production with Chhapaak.Deepika will also be seen in Kabir Khan’s 83. She will play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film. Deepika’s real-life husband Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film.advertisementDeepika and Ranveer were last seen together in 2018 film Padmaavat. Though they were not paired romantically in the film, they both made a mark with their respective performances in the film.Talking about if they take inspiration from each other, Deepika said, “Yes, I think so. We have worked in three films together, and they have all been successful. Individually, we are strong and different personalities, and when put together, we know how to feed off each other’s energy and that’s the beauty of it. I think Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was a classic example of that. It’s exciting and challenging at the same time.”Also Read | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Will Deepika Padukone play Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83?ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | 83: Ranveer Singh to live with Kapil Dev in Delhi for 10 daysALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Deepika PadukoneFollow Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone is winning the internet with her reaction when asked for ID at airport. See videoDeepika Padukone’s reaction when a security guard asked for her ID at the Mumbai airport is going viral.advertisement
The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour Editors’ Recommendations How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked Let’s shine a light for a moment on the type of person who likes a little extra detail in his or her life. Everyday items can become mundane – but by rethinking the essentials, we can add some excitement into the mix.These light bulbs by FerroWatt are a great example of this. Each light bulb is authentically detailed to replicate the original styles invented by a man known as Thomas Alva Edison. From their looped filaments to their hand-exhausted tips, these FerroWatt light bulbs aren’t just an essential; they’re a conversation starter. And if you haven’t noticed – they seem to be everywhere these days – from hip speakeasies to your local Pottery Barn.FerroWatt was founded in the late 1800’s in Vienna, Austria under the name “Watt AG” and was one of the first manufacturers of indoor ‘light’ – rivaling companies such as OSRAM and Phillips in 1930’s – and with over a century of experience, we think they have the whole quality thing down.At the very least, this is a great gift for any history buff.Check out their website to peruse some of their interesting styles – or to place an order. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms A Soaring Roof Defines This Paradise of an Arizona Desert Dwelling
Editors’ Recommendations Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Most guys interested in fashion know that fashion week happens twice a year (spring/summer and fall/winter). Store buyers (and the press) attend the shows to see what the designers are offering up for the following season and then the buyers place orders. But what most consumers don’t know about are the plethora of trade shows around the world where buyers can find even more brands to consider.While big brands like Ralph, Calvin and Tommy spend loads of cash on shows during fashion week, the trade shows are more low key, can be more fun and relaxed and can be the better place to find the newest and most exciting brands that don’t have the cash (or the desire) for a flashy fashion show.Tommy Fazio is the President and Creative Director of PROJECT, a trade show that can be found in New York and Vegas. Under the same umbrella are The TENTS, MEN’s, and POOLTRADESHOW. Needless to say he is a busy man.Prior to joining PROJECT, Mr. Fazio served as Men’s Fashion and Trend Director for Nordstrom, where he led the overall style direction for the company’s men’s department across all retail doors. He earlier served as President of Simon Spurr and Men’s Fashion Director for Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus where he successfully rebranded the men’s department in each of those stores. He also helped launch emerging designers like Spurr, Ian Velardi, and Todd Snyder to the market. Mr. Fazio began his extensive career in the fashion industry with an eight year tenure at Calvin Klein, where he helped grow the men’s business to international prominence as the Vice President, Men’s Collection.Mr. Fazio’s role as President and Creative Director provides him the exciting opportunity to connect brands to retailers by combining his years of creative expertise, trend direction, and new talent development. This experience enables him to reimagine the trade show format and the landscape of the advanced and designer contemporary market.On that note, we spoke to this well known fashion figure about his personal style. Here is what he had to share.Jeans: Baldwin Slim Five PocketShirts: Thom Browne white Oxford ShirtPants: Save Khaki Lightweight ChinoSuits: Prada Navy SuitShoes: Alden Cordovan OfficerAccessories: Bottega Venetta tote bag and…Henry the English Cocker Spaniel – he’s really the best accessory (!)Outerwear: Saint Laurent Toggle coat (which I can’t wear in California because its way too hot)Your favorite App: American Airlines…is that sad?Favorite piece of technology: My Ipad MiniNext tech purchase: I bought a gas grill –does that count? Oh! I just got UP by Jawbone. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America
How to Shave With a Straight Razor Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions The iconic Haynes Publishing line of DIY manuals launched in the 1960s as detailed, step-by-step guides for auto repair. Its books show how to completely take apart and rebuild a vehicle with line-art diagrams and dozens of close-up photographs, making the titles popular references for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.The exact same format of education through illustration continues more than a half century later, with hundreds of Haynes-branded print and online guides for almost every make and model vehicle imaginable.With the car, truck and motorcycle markets cornered, Haynes has recently branched out into more absurd choices, often with its tongue firmly planted in cheek. New releases from the publisher have expertly covered the Star Wars spaceship The Millennium Falcon, how to be a “brilliant father” and yes, beer.The Haynes Beer Enthusiasts’ Manual is a fun, irreverent sourcebook packed with information about the brewing process, international styles and how to properly consume a pint.Related Post: Experimental Homebrewing Book ReviewThe book’s case bound format, wrapped in large, brightly colored images, is reminiscent of children’s encyclopedia sets from the 1980s. The interior follows that aesthetic with bold block headings, simple lists and tons of flow diagrams and photographs.Boasting to cover beer from “7,000 BC onwards (all flavours)” Haynes Beer Enthusiasts’ Manual provides just a taste of each topic before moving on to the next, preventing it from being a bloated reference material and instead keeping it in the acceptable realm of coffee table conversation starter.The history chapters lean heavily on British brewing, but the international beer selections and chapter on the American craft beer revolution include inspired choices from lesser-known breweries.Nearly half the book concerns itself with the mechanics of the brewing process. Starting with the industrial aspects of commercial breweries, it then scales down to how potential home brewers can get involved themselves. After a thorough explanation of the necessary tools, ingredients, and how they work together, the brewing section ends with the creative side of the equation and ideas on how to design your own custom recipes.While not a hard-core reference from the Haynes automotive technical tradition, Haynes Beer Enthusiasts’ Manual is a fun addition to any beer fans’ library. The approachable format makes the book especially well suited for newcomers to the hobby or those looking for a well-rounded overview of beer history and brewing principles. Editors’ Recommendations What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts
How to Support the Teachers in Your Life Editors’ Recommendations Why Are All These Celebrities Shotgunning Beers? As it turns out, there are a bunch of muscles in the human legs, lower back, upper back, shoulders, and arms that I didn’t know existed. You find out about these things when your body is twisted and contorted into new and excruciating exciting angles by new and exciting exercise equipment from Nautilus, a brand dedicated to pairing fitness and technology.First, a bit of backstory…This is Tom, FYII was contacted a few weeks back by a gentleman who works with Nautilus, Inc. He had seen some of my fitness/outdoor lifestyle writing and wanted to know if I would be interested in attending the company’s “Find What Fits” events in downtown NYC, a visit during which I would be able to test out there latest exercise equipment and train with celebrated fitness expert Tom Holland. (Tom is a weight lifter, a marathoner, a triathlete, and has competed multiple Iron Man competitions, FYI. He is in very good physical shape.) I said: “Sure, why the hell not?” (Don’t worry, I was actually quite polite and appreciative and probably didn’t even swear.)And thus it was that, earlier this week, I stepped into a lovely studio in Lower Manhattan where lots of very fit people were milling about among lots of very fancy looking fitness equipment. Now listen here, I’m a relatively fit person, OK? I run four to five times a week, I do calisthenics and lift weights a few times a week, and I even hike and/or climb mountains when time permits. No matter… I was still about to be pushed pretty damn hard and would end up pretty stiff and sore the next day. That’s because until you use the right equipment with guidance from the right people, chances are good that you’re not using all of your muscles properly, if at all.OK, so I walked in, met some Nautilus folks, then changed into my workout clothes. I met Tom Holland and we shared a few moments of pleasant conversation before he started me off producing copious amounts of lactic acid. First up was the latest take on the Bowflex Home Gym. (Nautilus is the parent company of Bowflex, for the record.) Guess what? Gone are those bendy bar thingies. The resistance in these new models is controlled by a computer and provided by a fan. Instead of connecting wires to flexible rods, you punch in some commands on a screen, and then you follow a real time exercise regimen that takes you through your entire workout. Yep, you now have a digital personal trainer (or you will, once this product is released sometime next year, and also you buy it). You can also use a paired app to get video tutorials on how to properly conduct each exercise and to use various tailored workout routines. Tom had me do a series of squats and chest presses, with three rep sets and brief intervals. Being an idiot, I went pretty much all out, doing as many repetitions of each exercise as I could per session. Oh well.Next it was on to a series of elliptical machines. But you know how with a standard elliptical your feet follow that one — how should I put it? — elliptical path? Not so much with these. The first unit approximated the motions of skiing moguls, with my feet moving forward in a circular motion but also sweeping from side to side. Thus the first soreness in muscles I hadn’t really known were present in my legs. The next elliptical has an articulated joint at about the height of the user’s knee. Thus your feet don’t just spin around in an ovular pattern, they actually approximate the lift (or “heel kick” as I learned it is called) of actual running. So here you have an almost zero impact running experience that actually feels like natural running. Once you get the hang of the machine, that is, which takes a minute or two.Next it was on to a treadmill that is connected to an app that let’s you virtually run with people from all over the world. As I jogged along in place, I watched a screen depicting my “run” through Death Valley complete with the avatars of runners from Rotterdam, Singapore, and beyond. Maybe we were thousands of miles apart, but our virtual selves were all running through the California desert together. Until it was time to move onto a balance skill building session. Then I tried out some “dumbbells” which were actually pretty smart. Why? Well because they can be adjusted to any weight between five and sixty pounds, and because they have a built in accelerometer that tracks whether or not you have properly completed a specified exercise. If you don’t lift the weight high enough for a complete curl, for example, the app won’t give you “credit” for the rep. It’s both motivational and a bit harsh.The penultimate stop of the day was using the Bowflex Max Trainer, a device that gets your heart rate up to the proverbial “eleven” in mere seconds (FYI if your actual heart rate is 11, seek medical help or a mortician right away.) I used it for mere seconds.Last, I had Wendi Morin, known as the “Shoe Whisperer” analyze my running gait, my balance, my actual feet, and study my current running shoes. Her expert eyes quickly concluded that I need new and different shoes, and that I need to improve/alter my running posture. Apparently, I’ve only been doing it wrong for seven or eight years…Throughout all the work at these various stations, Tom and I talked about exercise, gear, life in general, and let’s just say we also discussed astrophysics, because that would have been awesome. Tom is a man who has known from a young age what he wanted to do with himself. He played hockey and football as a young man and transitioned into solo sports, like marathoning and triathaloning (we’ll just pretend that’s a word) in his early 20s. Ask him what his favorite exercise is and you don’t get some highfalutin answer, though. You get: “Pushups, definitely.” He has his reservations about “The C Word” (which is Crossfit, not anything untoward), though he’s glad to see people focusing on fitness no matter what route they take. He is active in charitable work, regularly appears on TV shows as an expert consultant on health, fitness, and lifestyle, and is a writer, radio host, product development consultant, and is a member of various boards, teams, and associations. And he was enough of a gentleman not to ask me to do more than 30 seconds on that dastardly Max Trainer device. To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity
Written By: Mayra Donate, MSM / Director of Marketing, All Leisure Holidays North America All Leisure Holidays (ALH) is the sales and marketing office for All Leisure Group PLC, a publicly traded company in the United Kingdom, handled in North America by Discover the World, based in Scottsdale, AZ. ALH handles three globally marketed small ship cruise brands specializing in discovery cruising: Voyages of Discovery, Swan Hellenic and Hebridean Island Cruises. The three cruise brands are distinct with their own customer profiles and price points, but are combined in their focus on enrichment and discovery cruising, which is about combining the chance to relax at sea on small ships featuring stylish onboard amenities and hospitality, with the opportunity to discover the world’s greatest sites and cultures in the company of experts lecturers. Although none of our ships offer casinos, all of them do offer expert lecturers who provide educational information on a variety of subjects, including the history, geography, and sociology of the global destinations that we visit. We also have partnerships with three premier UK Organizations: the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). These three partnerships provide our guests exclusive access to speakers, castles, events, and other opportunities not available to other cruise lines. VOYAGES OF DISCOVERYWhen you choose to cruise with Voyages of Discovery you are choosing to discover the world your way and setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime. HistoryThe Voyages of Discovery business was established on January 18, 1994, and originally sold educational cruises to the Middle East geared toward school children and adults. In 1997 the business was acquired by All Leisure Group and adult cruises were introduced. From 1997 to 2001 the Group operated the Voyages of Discovery business as a supplier of cruises around the eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea, for both school children and adults, and in 2001 Northern Europe and Scandinavia were added. During summer 2002, these tours were offered through the short term charter (generally of up to a seven week period in each case) of different cruise ships. In late 2002 All Leisure Group signed a multi year charter with Discovery World Cruises for MV Discovery for use during the summer season starting May 2003. In May 2005, All Leisure Group completed the acquisition of MV Discovery. The acquisition included the winter cruise business sailing the Caribbean, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Amazon and the South Pacific that Discovery World Cruises had been operating, and also included a sales and marketing office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In December 2012, MV Discovery was chartered to Cruise & Maritime Voyages and the Voyager, which was originally built in 1990, joined the Voyages of Discovery fleet. Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, All Leisure Group had initially purchased the ship in 2009 and invested significantly in improvements prior to her being renamed Voyager and entering service for Voyages of Discovery. To date, the ship has received major technical upgrades plus the addition of more balcony cabins creating extra comfort and space. Soft furnishings were also changed, primarily in the public areas. JourneysWe have created unforgettable journeys to incredible destinations all over the world. Our small ship Voyager takes you to the heart of your destination in comfort and stays in port longer so you can explore not only the iconic sites but also the off-the-beaten-track treasures. FacilitiesOn board, there’s a relaxed atmosphere, with just 540 passengers joining you on your journey alongside our friendly crew. You’ll find great facilities, including four bars, a library, fitness centre and spa, while our clear and simple cabin grading system makes it easy to pick the right one for you. DiningVoyager’s elegant Discovery Restaurant offers varied menus and excellent service. At breakfast choose from the tempting buffet or get your favourite dishes cooked to order. Linger over lunch and, when evening falls, open dining means you can choose a table and time to suit you. Our light and airy Veranda Restaurant is perfect if you prefer a more laid-back setting and offers an array of delicious dishes ready for you to take your pick at breakfast, lunch and dinner. EntertainmentDuring days at sea you can do exactly what you want, whether that’s unwinding by the pool, joining a creative class or listening to one of our lively Guest Speakers. In the evenings we host deck parties, hold classical recitals and invite local musicians on board to entertain you. ExcursionsWhen the ship arrives in port there’s always a carefully arranged choice of optional shore excursions for you to join if you wish, but if you want to head off and do your own thing or stay on board, the decision is all yours. ValueAs well as all your meals and entertainment on board, also included in your fare are all your onboard gratuities and service charges, as well as port taxes. With all this and more it’s so easy to discover the world your way – we’re just here to help you do it. For more details please visit www.voyagesofdiscovery.com or call us toll-free at (844) 726-6960 (Monday – Friday from 9am – 7pm EST).