Find out which Manchester United legend was voted Premier League’s greatest centre back!

first_imgAdvertisement 7x27NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbz31Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ews0tWould you ever consider trying this?😱oi4rCan your students do this? 🌚buswnRoller skating! Powered by Firework John Terry, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Vincent Kompany and Tony Adams were some of the greatest defenders in modern football. To chose which among them was the best ever Premier League centre-back is as tight as football debates can get, but keep reading to find out who won such a verdict from fans all over the world.Advertisement Sky held a poll thread on their twitter to see who everybody considers to be the greatest PL defender and the winner has emerged as Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic. The Serbian was considered the toughest in the trade and second to him in the polls is Virgil Van Dijk – the latest PL Player of the Year and UEFA POTY.Advertisement No shame in being second to Vidic himself for Virgil!Van Dijk is still only 28 and could yet win the Premier League with Liverpool and add more cup success to the Champions League he won last year.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Mary Kom, PV Sindhu and other athletes thank PM for #BharatKiLaxmi tweet supporting women…

first_imgAdvertisement 6d3uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7d5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev6n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6munWould you ever consider trying this?😱adCan your students do this? 🌚13bRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi have congratulated all women of India for their extra ordinary success in various fields. The minister of Sports and Youth Development, Kiren Rijju tweeted the message of the Prime Minister  and the women athletes of India were overwhelmed with the message of the Prime Minister of India.Advertisement The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Kiren Rijju tweeted,Advertisement This Diwali, let’s all celebrate womanhood. Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! PM @narendramodi ji has appealed everyone to celebrate #BharatKiLaxmi for the extraordinary success of the women of India.The star female Boxer of India, Mary Kom tweeted to express her gratitude towards the Prime Minister of India for his brilliant approach to congratulate Indian female sportspersons.Advertisement I thank @narendramodi for his initiative to honour and empower women this Diwali. Acknowledgement motivates us to work harder and make India proud. #bharatkilaxmi. @KirenRijiju @PMOIndiaOn the other hand, the other female sportspersons like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Nikhat Zareen also expressed their gratitude towards the Prime Minister of India in Twitter.The star Athlete Hima Das was felicitated by SAI for her extraordinary achievements in recent days. She was also overwhelmed with the message of Narendra Modi.She told in Twitter,Felicitated at NIS Patiala during “Bharat Ki Lakshmi Week. I thank Hon’ble Prime Minister Narender Modi Ji for his initiative to honor and empower women this Diwali. This motivates us to work harder and make India proudHopefully the Indian female athletes will be inspired with the message of the Prime Minister and they will excel for India in International level.Junior Gold medalist, whose father is a Lassi seller, expresses joy at PM Modi recognition Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals Sachin Tendulkar’s pearl of wisdom in helping to deal with pink…

first_imgAdvertisement 23mcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VswemkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec4j1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iza1Would you ever consider trying this?😱avcbsCan your students do this? 🌚61tiRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed the tips he got from the legendary icon of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. According to the skipper, the pearl of wisdom of the former star Indian cricketer helped me to deal with pink ball cricket.Advertisement Sachin Tendulkar once told that the second session in day and night test match is more like the first session of day in the normal test match. According to Virat Kohli, the ball swung a lot in the first ten overs of the second innings of Bangladesh. After that, the swing was not there but it seamed through out the whole day.Advertisement Indian skipper declared the innings at 341/9 on the second day. It is really difficult to play under the lights just after the Sunset. The ball swings more and moreover the track of the ball is difficult to recognize. Bangladesh lost three quick wickets within 14 runs at the beginning of their second innings. After that, Mahmudullah and Musfiqur Rahim built up a partnership. Virat Kohli also added that it would be a challenge for him to bat in the ‘Twillight Zone’ in future. The pink ball test cricket is certainly posting few new challenges towards the players which is good for the game.Bangladesh players train with pollution mask ahead of 1st T20 in DelhiAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona manager talks about Lionel Messi’s retirement date

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement ypjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs669yyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edaxro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4vvjWould you ever consider trying this?😱8txnxCan your students do this? 🌚wvfyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Make a list of all the achievements and honours a footbaler can possible dream of, and Lionel Messi has achieved almost everything. The 2019 Ballon d’Or winner, for the record sixth time, has lifted all the major silverware with FC Barcelona. Only void of the FIFA World Cup in his list of trophies, At the age of 32 the Argentine skipper is still proving to this day why he is the ‘Greatest of all time’ to his fans. However, there will come a day when Leo has to hang up his boots, and the beautiful game will not be the same again. Barça boss Ernesto Valverde speaks of the inevitable.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesMessi, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, have become the face of football for the masses of the current generation. However, stepping into the average twilight age of players, the world will see Leo retiring from all forms of the game, a reminder comes from Valverde.Advertisement Speaking in a recent interview, Valverde said: “It’s something natural, it seems normal, Leo is 32-years-old and although I don’t think he’s thinking about retiring now it’s something which is in the air.”While it holds true that Messi is in his 30s, its not an indication to imagine everyone starts to plan their permanent leaves from sport immediately. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in tremendous form with Juventus at 34 years of age. Zlatan Ibrahimović, aged 38, is planning to return to European football from the Major League Soccer. And of course, the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, who is still standing strong under the crossbar at a striking age of 41.“But I don’t think we should go crazy about it, we have to look at it naturally. Everyone thinks about retirement when they get to a certain age, but just because he’s thinking about it doesn’t mean he’s going to retire in the next three days.” the 55 year old gaffer told.Messi, presently competing the 15th La Liga of his career with the Catalans, and he already has already netted in 11 goals, which includes the match winner versus Atlético Madrid on Monday.His third season since the takeover of Valverde in 2017, and the Spanish gaffer speaks nothing short of absolute appraisal for his favourite apprentice. He continued: “I’m aware of how lucky I am but sometimes the demands of everyday life means you are not allowed to enjoy everything. I think you appreciate these things more with time.”After Messi’s promotion to the senior team from La Masia in 2004, there have been six managers ahead of Valverde at Camp Nou that the Argentine international has been under the guidance of.“I’m aware that I have the enormous fortune of being able to say in a few years I coached Leo.” the former Athletic Bilbao coach added.Barcelona are taking on RCD Mallorca at home tomorrow.Cristiano Ronaldo teases retirement in the next year or two Advertisementlast_img read more

Did this buffalo racer from Karnataka just beat Usain Bolt’s world record for a…

first_imgAdvertisement hwahiyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4ivWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4lbd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfd1Would you ever consider trying this?😱jymz9jxCan your students do this? 🌚6odmRoller skating! Powered by Firework A man from Karnataka set a new record as the fastest runner in the country after a stunning performance at Kambala – a traditional buffalo race. 28-year-old buffalo racer Srinivasa Gowda, took just 13.62 seconds to cover 142.50 meters; breaking the previous record in the sport, which dates back to the early 1990s. This fascinating game of Kambala is exclusively played near Mangaluru and the southern coastal regions of the Karnataka.Advertisement According to locals “Kambala” or Buffalo race, is competed over a slushy paddy field and Gowda took only 13.62 seconds to cover 142.50 meters. But the most astonishing fact is that he ran 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds. To put that in perspective, Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man took 9.58 seconds to complete a 100 meters’ race!Advertisement The referee of the race Vijay Kumar Kanginamane, said that Gowda is currently on a record-breaking run in the current Kambala season; taking the podium on 12 occasions while bagging 29 prizes.A construction labourer during off-season, Gowda who happens to be a school dropout, stated that he was thrilled to watch the sport as a child and began practising 5-6 years ago. When asked about the record, he announced that the credit goes to his buffaloes.“I love Kambala. The credit of my success should also go to my two buffalos. They ran very well. I chased them or drove them.”This season, Gowda has been jockeying three pairs of buffaloes which are owned by Bada Poojary of Iruvail, Mizar’s Shakti Prasad, and Harshavardhan from Poojary. The champion jockey also mentioned that he started training the buffaloes for this grand event four weeks before the start of this year’s Kambala season.The participants usually receive an amount of Rs 1-2 lakh to train buffaloes and take part in competitions for a season; while the owners also reward them with cash prizes should their buffaloes win any contests.But the sport found itself in attention after it was banned when animal rights activists pressured for its prohibition as the race involves the runners whipping the buffalo to make them speed up. The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah however, passed a special legislation to allow the race. You may also like:Nepal bowler Anjali Chand takes 6 wicket for 0 and breaks all time T20 recordSee which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to! Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Gautam Gambhir feels IPL 2020 will be the biggest one ever!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/IPLAdvertisement 2lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz37gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6qnv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ftbWould you ever consider trying this?😱li4Can your students do this? 🌚bxgt1gRoller skating! Powered by Firework After months of uncertainty amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Indian Premier League is finally making a return in September, and will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time in the cash rich tournament’s history it saw a postponement from its original schedule, as well as the second IPL to be hosted abroad. However, former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that the  IPL 2020 will be the biggest one ever.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/IPLSpeaking at the latest episode of Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show, Gautam Gambhir said that the 13th edition of IPL will be the biggest one in the history of the tournament, as a fresh breath of air for India in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Doesn’t matter where it goes but obviously it goes to UAE, it’s a great venue to play any format and plus most importantly it is going to change the mood of the nation,” Gambhir said on the show.Advertisement The former Kolkata Knight Riders captain, who lead the franchise to two title victories in 2012 and 2014, further stated that this IPL will switch up the atmosphere of the country completely, no matter the results or stats.Gauti continued, “It’s not about which franchise win, which player score runs, which guy takes wicket, it’s just changing the mood of the nation.”Advertisement “So, this IPL probably will be bigger than rest of the IPL because I think this if for the nation,” the 38 year old concluded.Following many rumours and speculations after IPL 2020 was suspended from its original commencement date of March 29th, it was confirmed by the governing body that the tournament will return in the Middle Eastern country, as the virus threat in India is still too high to host such a large scale event.“IPL 2020 which was postponed due to coronavirus will now be held in UAE,” IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed earlier. Sources within BCCI also reported yesterday that the tournament will take place from 19th September to 8th November, the window which was originally reserved for the now postponed 2020 T20 World Cup.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-What could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his rescueWhat could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his rescue Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Residents Love Fair Haven

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerAs Fair Haven celebrates its centennial year, The Two River Times™ asked residents and business owners what they liked best about their hometown. From food to family, they echoed the town’s proximity to the beach and the sense of community.“I have lived here for 62 years. Everything is in walking distance. My doctors are right here, my dentist, everything is right here. For the 62 years I’ve lived here, I’ve been happy.”Lucile Herr, 88, Grange Avenue resident“I have grown up here and it’s a beautiful place to live. It’s in a great location where everything is close and it’s great being near the beach and parks. It’s also a safe neighborhood.”C.J. Singer, 25, River Road resident and Bike Haven employee“[I like] my friends here. [I go to school here]. I have good teachers.”Charlie Theodore, 7, Park Avenue resident“It’s definitely the community. This is our first year here. We moved here from California. People really seem to care about each other.”Claire Theodore, 39, Park Avenue resident“I have lived here for over 50 years. I like that I get to walk everywhere with my neighbor. I raised my kids here. The school system was good, very good. I can’t complain. It’s a school system. Did we have one or two bad teachers? Yes, but everybody does… What I like least about Fair Haven is that you have to pass through Red Bank to get anywhere like the parkway and such.”Debby Green, 72, Grange Avenue resident“It’s a family town. I like that you know everybody and they know everyone. You could go down the street and be stopped with a friendly greeting. Fair Haven is a great community.”Gianna Maita, 19, Buttonwood Drive resident, Rumson-Fair Haven graduate, and a J. Rooster’s waitress“Everything I need is right here. It’s a really nice neighborhood. It definitely has a community feeling. I moved here 40 years ago when I started working for Bell Labs in Holmdel. Now I’m retired and building and restoring boats in Fair Haven.”Dick Muise, 68, Lake Avenue resident, Two River Boat Works owner“People here are particularly nice. The restaurants and the services here are so nice… I lived here for 65 years… Not a lot has changed. New families move in and raise their kids here then move out and new families move in. This town appeals to a lot of new families and it’s a great place to raise a family.”Marie Knapp, 85, Woodland Avenue resident“It’s so aesthetically pleasing to look at, everywhere you look and the people here are so kind. One day I was out here [the Acme on River Road] and it was a particularly windy day and there was a grocery cart headed toward someone’s car. This guy, whose car it didn’t belong to, ran across the parking lot after the cart… That guy made the extra effort and people here do take the extra effort. People really do care.”Joan Hall, 68, Clay Street resident“Fair Haven has a good feeling to it and has good people plus the beach is right around the corner. I grew up here. I learned to cook here and started my culinary career 30 years ago here. I used to work in Corner Room in Fair Haven and learned to cook there. Then I worked in Fairwinds Deli in Fair Haven… I got my start here. Fair Haven is a great place full of old friends and good foods.”Dave Kearns, 41, co-owner of J. Rooster’s in Fair Haven and a former Fair Haven residentlast_img read more

A Garden That’s More Than Just Plants

first_imgBy John BurtonMONMOUTH BEACH – There are times when a garden is more than a garden. It can be a symbol of love and memories.Just talk to Nory Martinez of Spaulding Place.Nory Martinez (left) with her mother, Mercedes Martinez, in the bountiful garden of their Monmouth beach home.Martinez decided to fill in her in-ground pool, which took up most of her small backyard. Her four daughters were grown and she didn’t want to continue with the necessary upkeep. So she transformed the pool area into what has now become a joy for her aging mother and father who live with Martinez.“One of the things (her mother) really missed with moving into Monmouth Beach was not enough land for what she always enjoyed all of her life,” Martinez said. The space where the pool was has now been turned into the home of her mother’s garden.Mercedes Martinez, 81, who is called Mami by family members, has a place where she can grow calabaza, a Latin American root vegetable, sort of in the pumpkin or squash family. The fruit of the vine can grow as big as 75 to 100 pounds – and they have grown that heavy in her garden, Martinez said.Martinez is what she calls part of the sandwich generation. She is a baby boomer with four grown daughters and elderly parents who have moved in with her after her father Frank, “Papi,” Martinez, soon to be 91, became seriously ill in 2009.Martinez is serving as her parents’ main caretaker.The Martinez family is originally from Cuba. Frank first came to the United States in 1956 and settled in Newark, and worked a variety of jobs until he could send for his wife and two daughters in 1958.Frank and Mercedes were eventually able to save up enough money to buy a home in Car­teret in Middlesex County. It was a home with a pretty big piece of property, where Mercedes grew her calabaza and yucca, another root vegetable popular in Cuban dishes.When the aging couple relocated to Monmouth Beach, Martinez said she could tell her mother missed her garden. When Martinez decided to fill in the backyard pool, she began to see the wheels turning as her mother watched the process.The family bought their calabazas from Fine Fare supermarket in Long Branch and Mercedes started collecting the seeds until she could plant them.Martinez’s parents’ Carteret garden had vegetable vines that made their way around the house. “The most gorgeous vines you would ever want to see” with splendid harvests, Martinez said.In Monmouth Beach the plants are yielding a substantial crop. Her mother works the plot and her dad, though less able to get around, often helps out.That is a gift from God for Martinez.“I always say when God closes a door, he opens another,” she said. In this case, it opens to the Martinezes’ backyard.Martinez suspects her mother is thinking about watermelon next year; Mercedes told the family to save the seeds this summer.“She has such a green thumb that I’m sure we’re going to have watermelon,” she said.last_img read more

Sen. Kyrillos Bill Allows Investing in NJ Based Start-ups And Innovators

first_imgLegislation that will allow New Jersey residents to invest in New Jersey based companies, startups, innovators and entrepreneurs was signed into law Nov. 9th.The law was originally introduced in 2013 by Senator Joe Kyrillos. It will allow people to engage in online crowdfunding within the state and allows New Jersey-based entrepreneurs to seek up to $1 million in private investment in increments of up to $5,000 from unaccredited investors residing in New Jersey without costing taxpayers extra money.Crowdfunding is a way to fund projects by collecting small amounts of money from a large amount of people. Popular crowdfunding sites are Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and indiegogo.“At a time when conventional sources of financing are scarce, this new law will help New Jersey’s innovators seek private capital from the investing public to develop their products or services right here in our state,” said Kyrillos.“Crowdfunding will level the playing field for future employers, giving those without access to Wall Street a chance to gain startup capital quickly and grow their business with the support of the community.”Senator Kyrillos explained that more than 90 percent of New Jersey employers are small businesses owners, which accounts for more than half of the state’s private-sector workforce.“We grow jobs and opportunities for people here by eliminating opportunity-crushing regulations and antiquated roadblocks to ingenuity and economic revitalization principally driven by our state’s small businesses,” Kyrillos said. “Unaccredited investors have always been able to risk capital in the public markets and now they can as well in private companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurial start-ups.”The law, formerly S-712/A-2073, gathered bipartisan sponsorship from Senate Democrats Cruz-Perez and Lesniak, as well as Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes and Upendra Chivukula.This legislation is part of the Senate Republican’s 36-bill package that was designed to jumpstart job creation and economic growth without costing taxpayers extra money. So far, 15 of the bills have garnered Senate Democrat sponsorship; 12 have garnered Assembly Democrat sponsorship; the Senate has advanced or fully passed 11 of them and the Assembly has advanced or passed a number of them as well.last_img read more

Budding Opera Stars Perform at Mastro Montessori

first_imgShrewsbury – On April 15, students of the Mastro Montessori Academy performed the opera “Harlequin” for an appreciative audience of family and friends.Performers ranged from 5 to 12 years old. The opera takes place during the Renaissance, and tells the story of a poor boy who, with the help of his friends, patches together an outfit to wear at Carnival.This performance honored music teacher, Lucy Milonas, in celebration of her 25 years of dedication and service to the children and family of the Mastro Montessori Community.last_img read more