LOOK: Cousins bids goodbye to Sacramento in heartfelt IG post

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties — Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Zeroes and Heroes: TNT-San Miguel semis series MOST READ Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident “Words can’t even express how hard it is for me to have to leave the city of Sacramento and all of the amazing people that I have met while out here,” Boogie captioned a photo of himself on his personal Instagram page. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img View comments Amid all the technical fouls, the menacing scowls and the petty tantrums that maligned his first six and a half seasons in the NBA, DeMarcus Cousins will always have a soft spot for the Sacramento Kings.A day after his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans was finalized, the volatile center paid tribute to the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Cousins joins Davis in New Orleans after multi-player dealADVERTISEMENT “I gave it my all for you and you gave it right back. The most amazing fans on the planet and I just want you to know that your support has meant everything to me. It’s hard to believe that it was seven years ago that this young kid from Alabama showed up in Sacramento scared and not knowing a soul. As I look back upon my time here, I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” he wrote.Despite the constant discord he had with the Sacramento brass throughout his stay, Cousins voiced out his apparent love for the city and its people.“I have met so many amazing people, many of whom went out of their way to make me feel right at home from day one. Each and every one of you have played such an important part in my life and helping me become the person I am today. I don’t just consider you all as fans, you all are my family…and a couple thousand miles aren’t going to change a thing. Thank you Sacramento,” he ended his post, along with the hashtag #LoyaltyisLove.Meanwhile, in a separate clip uploaded by a Kings fan on Twitter, the three-time All-Star was seen holding back his tears in an emotional speech in front of fans and members of the media.My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7ADVERTISEMENT “My love for this city will never change. Even though I’m gone it’ll still be the same,” the often temperamental big man said, while giving a tearful farewell.Cousins, meanwhile, will play his first game in a Pelicans uniform against the Houston Rockets on Friday (Saturday in Manila).  Khristian IbarrolaRELATED STORY:Kings exec on Cousins trade: Winning begins with culture, character mattersSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijinglast_img read more

BLUES GO 3-0 AT JESTERS SECTIONAL #1

first_imgStory Links The Varsity Blues women’s squash team participated in the first Jester’s sectional of the 2019-20 season at the Athletic Centre, October 18-19.  UP NEXT: The Blues travel to Kingston, Ont., for Jester’s crossover #1, which will be held on the weekend of November 2 at Queen’s University.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The Blues defeated first-time competitors Glendon/York, 7-0, on Friday night. Toronto went 2-0 on the Saturday by defeating the Brock Badgers and McMaster Marauders 5-2 and 6-1, respectively. last_img read more

Chelsea fans believe this player should be on the same level as Alli and Dier at Tottenham

first_imgAt the beginning of October, Jose Mourinho insisted that Ruben Loftus-Cheek would be given a run in the first team.Since this was said by the Portuguese, however, he has been given just 45 minutes of action, with the Chelsea manager remaining loyal to his experienced players despite their poor form. Over the past few weeks, reports have suggested that the England Under-21 international could be forced to leave on loan in January, but Mourinho has insisted that this won’t be the case and has urged for patience in his development. However, with the likes of Dele Alli, 19, and Eric Dier, 21, earning a regular place in the Tottenham Hotspur side and subsequently being called up to the senior England squad this season, Chelsea fans remain frustrated. And with Kenedy having played the full 90 minutes against Norwich City at the weekend, disappointment and bewilderment over Loftus-Cheek’s absence is understandable.Have a read what Blues supporters have had to say over Loftus-Cheek’s future, on Twitter, below. 1 Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek last_img read more

Tujunga Wash project opening floodgates to change

first_imgValley Glen residents Austen and Doug Klein walked their Afghan hound Cody along the Tujunga Wash last month and paused to enjoy the peace and serenity.“We’re really excited about it,” Austen said of a recently completed $7million greenway and stream-restoration project along the wash. “It’s really beautiful. It’s changed the whole area.”The project – which diverts some of the water flowing in the nearby flood-control channel into a one-mile stream to recharge the underground aquifer – is just one of dozens of projects planned and under way designedto transform the Los Angeles River from a longtime eyesore into a public amenity.“There are dozens of similar projects on the drawing board,” said Joseph T. Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. “This one really shows that we can combine recreation, aesthetic amenities and river function. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“And this is the first real example of re-establishing important natural function by recharging the aquifer.”Similar projects along the river include a greenway and bikeway on an undeveloped half-acre along the Pacoima Wash at El Dorado Avenue, and a park and walking trails on 43 acres in San Fernando along the Pacoima Wash at 8th Street.There’s also a 2.5-mile extension of the Los Angeles River Bikepath and park in the Elysian Valley, a one-acre Marsh Park along the river and Confluence Park that anchors the connection of Griffith Park to Elysian Park.Future state parks are set at Cornfield and Taylor Yard and the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is helping develop the parks as part of the Los Angeles River Master Plan, which also seeks to boost water conservation and quality, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities along the river and its tributaries. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, state Sen. Alex Padilla and other officials recently dedicated the Tujunga Wash project, which features a natural streambed and a greenway with native California plants.“When these people bought their houses, they didn’t know they were buying next to a river,” Yaroslavsky said of residents near the project, with a path entrance at Vanowen Street and Oxnard Avenue in Valley Glen.“Now it’s a public parkway accessible to everyone to walk, jog, ride their bike or just go sit here and commune with nature, sitting on the banks of this stream.”To reintroduce a sustainable, healthy stream system into the park-poor community, the Los Angeles County Flood Control District diverted water from the concrete channel that has fed directly into the river since 1952.Recharging aquiferIn a year with average rainfall, as much as 325,000 gallons a day will flow through the wash’s new streambed, recharging the aquifer with enough water for 760 families of four for a year.The underground aquifer in the San Fernando Valley provides nearly 15percent of residents’ water supply. But while the Tujunga Wash was an excellent source of groundwater recharge in the past, it was also prone to widespread flooding and erosion.To enhance flood protection for the wash’s neighboring communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a nine-mile, concrete-lined channel in the early 1950s to funnel storm water directly to the Los Angeles River and away from city streets.The project is part of a larger effort to transform the entire Los Angeles River – from the Valley to the Pacific Ocean – replicating the Tujunga Wash project in some places and tearing up the concrete and restoring the river to a functional natural state in other areas.“This is about a bigger plan for sustainability and livability along the river,” Greuel said. “This is another instance where the city and county are working together, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, as we look at the entire Los Angeles River Master Plan, a whole revitalization to give us more green space and to be environmentally friendly.“We’re soon going to open a river walk in Studio City, too.”More projects plannedThe county and other agencies have already spent $125million on projects along the river and its tributaries and have an additional $200million worth of projects planned.This includes a $7.5million second phase of the Tujunga Wash project involving a half-mile greenway and trail upstream of Vanowen and an $18million project to enhance groundwater-recharge capabilities near the Hansen Dam.There also are trail and habitat improvements and a $6.5million project at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River involving 1.5miles of trails and native vegetation from Owensmouth to Mason Avenue.In Long Beach, a $9million groundwater-recharge project at the Dominguez Gap Wetlands will include 35acres of habitat improvements for thousands of migratory birds.Another $9million project at Wrigley Heights Park in Long Beach will improve water quality and provide enhanced recreational opportunities.The $325million the county and other agencies have spent or plan to spend doesn’t include the city’s $2billion Los Angeles River revitalization plan.That plan includes 239 greening projects including parks and open space, pedestrian and bicycle trails, bridges, enhanced connector streets, channel modifications and revitalized riverfront communities.Waterway blueprintThe City Council approved the plan in May as a 25- to 50-year blueprint designed to restore the river into a renewed waterway.That plan focuses on 32 miles of the L.A. River within the city’s boundaries that runs from Canoga Park to Boyle Heights.Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes, who was the first to propose the revitalization plan, said the changes won’t affect the flood-control functions of the channel.“The river will be a very exciting place,” Reyes said. “Certain areas will be very natural because we’ll be able to achieve the goal of taking out the cement.“We’ll introduce bike paths, amphitheaters and parks so it becomes a recreational facility, a place of relief from the pressures caused by a very large metropolis.”Melanie Winter, director of The River Project, said the Tujunga Wash project is a good first step to restoring the river.“This is a baby step in the right direction,” Winter said. “The river and its tributaries have a very important role to play in Los Angeles.“We’re not turning the concrete channel back into a real river, but we’re returning the river to a functionally natural state, and that is what we must move toward.”troy.anderson@dailynews.com213-974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Redistricting shuffle

first_imgAll this assurance of love for fair and independent redistricting is starting to wear thin. The legislators owe it to the people to make good on their promises before the momentum for a measure fades. They must put it on the ballot, without a term-limit amendment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! YOU’D be hard-pressed to find a politician in Sacramento who doesn’t support redistricting reform – at least one who doesn’t support it in public, if not behind the scenes. Those running for election or re-election in particular endorse the wisdom of having an independent panel redraw the state’s notoriously gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts. Republicans, Democrats – darn near everyone – says it’s the right thing to do for California, even if it does take power out of their own hands. With so much enthusiasm, surely the state’s legislators will approve some sort of redistricting plan to be put on the November ballot by the Friday deadline. And surely they would not doom such a bill by attaching a term-limit expansion measure to it. Surely. It’s not such a sure thing, as it turns out. Even while legislators have been embracing the concept of redistricting reform, they have been working to thwart its realization at every turn. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSo far, the only real legislative effort – a constitutional amendment proposed by Democrat Sen. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach – has been stymied. The bill would create an 11-member independent panel of retired judges picked by legislative leaders. This would solve their quibble with the measure last November that the retired judges might not be diverse enough to fairly draw political maps. The first version was killed in committee. Lowenthal revised his bill with one that stipulates even more diversity on the panel. Yet this one seems unlikely to pass a vote either, even though Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu¤ez says he’s still game and is even willing to do it without the deadly term-limit amendment. Just for background, the seemingly unconnected amendment to expand term limits for legislators was the governor’s enticement to get Democrats to do something they really don’t want to do, no matter what they may say. But Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata says he doesn’t want to crowd up the ballot this year. Don’t worry, though, because he envisions the measure coming up again in 2008, with the term-limit measure pasted on. last_img read more

Marshfield girls soccer shut out at Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgMathews scores twice for RapidsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWISCONSIN RAPIDS — Mariah Mathews scored a goal in each half to lift Wisconsin Rapids past Marshfield 2-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer game Thursday.Mathews scored in the 24th and 69th minutes, both off assists from Ciera Nieman, for the Raiders, who completed the season sweep of Marshfield.Marshfield was held to just two shots on goal, both saved by Chani Pulchinski.Wisconsin Rapids is now 12-2-2 overall and 8-1 in the WVC. Marshfield drops to 3-10-1 and 2-5 in conference.“I am very proud of the effort tonight against Rapids,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “We showed some aggression, hustle, and better composure. Makenna Hart, Emily Critelli, Inga Berg, and Ana Paape did a nice job on defense, and our midfielders responded after an OK first half.”Marshfield plays three WVC games next week: Monday at Wausau East, Tuesday at home against Merril, and Thursday at D.C. Everest.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Raiders 2, Tigers 0Marshfield 0 0 – 0Wisconsin Rapids 1 1 – 2First half: 1. WR, Mariah Mathews (Ciera Nieman), 23:14.Second half: 2. WR, Mathews (Nieman), 68:11.Total shots: Marshfield 7; Wisconsin Rapids 24.Shots on goal: Marshfield 2; Wisconsin Rapids 14.Corner kicks: Marshfield 1; Wisconsin Rapids 11.Saves: M, Andrea Carolfi 5, Wendy Rodriguez 8. WR, Chani Pulchinski 2.Records: Marshfield 3-10-1, 2-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wisconsin Rapids 12-2-2, 8-1 WVC.last_img read more

Physicists Discover a Whopping 13 New Solutions to Three-Body Problem

first_imgIt’s the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other in a repeating pattern? In the 300 years since this “three-body problem” was first recognized, just three families of solutions have been found. Now, two physicists have discovered 13 new families. It’s quite a feat in mathematical physics, and it could conceivably help astrophysicists understand new planetary systems. The trove of new solutions has researchers jazzed. “I love these things,” says Robert Vanderbei a mathematician at Princeton University who was not involved in the work. He says he, in fact, spent all night thinking about the work. The three-body problem dates back to the 1680s. Isaac Newton had already shown that his new law of gravity could always predict the orbit of two bodies held together by gravity—such as a star and a planet—with complete accuracy. The orbit is basically always an ellipse. However, Newton couldn’t come up with a similar solution for the case of three bodies orbiting one another. For 2 centuries, scientists tried different tacks until the German mathematician Heinrich Bruns pointed out that the search for a general solution for the three-body problem was futile, and that only specific solutions—one-offs that work under particular conditions—were possible. Generally, the motion of three bodies is now known to be nonrepeating. 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The famed mathematicians Joseph-Louis Lagrange and Leonhard Euler had come up with some in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s, with a little help from modern computing, that U.S. mathematician Roger Broucke and French astronomer Michel Hénon discovered more. Until now, specific solutions could be sorted into just three families: the Lagrange-Euler family, the Broucke-Hénon family, and the figure-eight family, the last of which was discovered in 1993 by physicist Cristopher Moore at the Santa Fe Institute. The figure-eight family is so called because it describes three objects chasing one another in a figure eight shape. The Lagrange-Euler solutions are simpler, with the equally spaced bodies going around in a circle like horses on a merry-go-round. The Broucke-Hénon solutions are the most complex: Two objects dash back and forth on the inside, while the third object orbits around the outside. The discovery of 13 new families, made by physicists Milovan Šuvakov and Veljko Dmitrašinović at the Institute of Physics Belgrade, brings the new total to 16. “The results are beautiful, and beautifully presented,” says Richard Montgomery, a mathematician at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved with the discovery. Finding any solution is a daunting prospect. Three objects in space can be set off in infinite ways. Somehow, initial conditions—starting points, velocities, and so on—must be found that bring the objects back to those conditions so the whole dance can start over again. Šuvakov and Dmitrašinović’s method was to start with an existing solution on a computer simulation and then tweak its initial conditions until a new type of orbit materialized, as they report in a paper in press at Physical Review Letters. “What we did was the most simple-minded thing that you could do,” Dmitrašinović says. “We were shocked when we discovered all these things, and we were even more shocked when we discovered that they had not been discovered before us.” Faced with so many new solutions, the Belgrade physicists invented a new classification system. They used an abstract space called a “shape-sphere,” which describes the shape of the orbits in terms of the relative distances between the objects. Three spots around the sphere’s equator mark where two of the particles would collide, and a line drawn over the ball, which must avoid those spots, maps how near the objects get to each other. The simplest solution on the shape-sphere is of the Lagrange-Euler family. It is just a single point, because it corresponds to all three objects maintaining the same distance apart by orbiting (in real space) in a circle. Others solutions are much more intricate, however. The researchers’ new “yarn” solution looks like a ball of yarn on the shape-sphere, although its real space orbit looks even more complex—rather like a huge mass of spaghetti. (All the solutions can be viewed online.) Šuvakov and Dmitrašinović separated all the orbits—including the previously known ones—into 16 families based on their shapes on the shape sphere. They then sorted these families into four classes based on symmetry and other properties of the shapes, the first which included all the previous solutions. The next step for the Belgrade physicists is to see how many of their new solutions are stable and will stay on track if perturbed a little. If some of the solutions are stable, then they might even be glimpsed in real life. Now, the only widely accepted three-body solution observed in space is a system made up of the sun, Jupiter, and one of the nearby Trojan asteroids, which make up a Lagrange-Euler type circle. But if we look at enough “exoplanet” systems beyond our own, we might see some of the new, more complex solutions, too, such as a solar system that looks like a heap of spaghetti. “Observational astronomy is moving very quickly forward,” Dmitrašinović says. But he adds that spotting one of the solutions will still be very difficult. “It will take a while. I’m pretty sure it won’t happen tomorrow.” *Correction 11 March, 10:55 a.m.: This article originally stated that the researchers are based at the University of Belgrade; it has now been corrected to read, more precisely, that they are based at the Institute of Physics Belgrade.last_img read more

Spoof therapy: Bollywood is growing up to the power of laughing at itself

first_imgLast year, Deepika Padukone refused to take the low-brow dig decolletage dig from a leading newspaper lying down. She took to Twitter to openly lambast the media house, which led to an ugly row. Months later, the actress merely smiled and looked away when the same issue – which ironically earlier won her plaudits for her courage – became a subject of jokes at the recent AIB Knockout event organised by the online spoof site All India Bakchod in Mumbai.The video of the much-talked-about event has since then been pulled off but the online show emerged as the most talked-about event in the recent times. Perhaps Deepika’s laughing was meant to be taken as a mark of her sporting spirit. Laughing at oneself has suddenly emerged as the biggest tool for Bollywood celebrities to make news. The B-town fraternity, for long used to vanity and demigod status, are gradually realising the power of humour to connect with the masses.Politically incorrect online humour made at the cost of celebrities is emerging as the strongest tool for publicity overdrive that offers 15 minutes of limelight. Jokes and spoofs on Bollywood celebrities were never patronised by the industry earlier. Except for random mimicry or standup comedy shows, often considered the ultimate form of flattery, filmstars applauding at jokes made on themselves were unheard of.The fresh whiff of air has come into notice since last year when rising star Alia Bhatt, backed by her mentor filmmaker Karan Johar, amused the starstruck janta with the hilarious spoof, Alia Bhatt: Genius Of The Year. Directed by Shakun Batra, the funny video was meant to laugh at Alia’s alleged dumbness, which she revealed with goofed-up answers on Johar’s television chat show, Koffee With Karan.”The wave is largely because of the new generation stars who think differently and are using humour as a means to connect with the young audience. These are the celebrities who have sufficient confidence to handle jokes made on them. It was appreciative to see a bunch of celebrities laughing out loud at sexual orientation, personal relationships or physical attributes,” said Prahlad Kakkar, ad filmmaker and image consultant.advertisement”It is reverse snobbery that has lately gained prominence.” Shah Rukh Khan, always known for his sense of humour, missed no chance to connect with the new generation in the spoof interview Barely Speaking With Arnub, inflicting jokes upon his films and his fights with cops at Wankhede Stadium. The video boosted the promotional drive of his film Happy New Year, and reconfirmed SRK’s position in the online world. “The young breed of celebrities enjoys quirky humour and instantly becomes a part of our videos. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was forthcoming when we floated an idea to be part of The Spaceship of Pretensions,” said Arunabh Kumar, founder of The Viral Fever, who has also worked with SRK’s Red Chillies Productions.”Shah Rukh and Farah have always been sporting. We had floated a couple of ideas and SRK instantly approved of a chat show with Arnub,” said Arunabh, who has previously tickled the funny bone with Gaana wala song-a spoof on the popular song Ishq wala love from Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. While Indian films and TV shows are yet to muster courage to show mature jokes and genuine spoofs as we see in the West, the online world has thankfully set up the stage for liberal dose of impolite humour to do the rounds. The trend has tickled the funny bone of the wider audience and has given them a platform to express their opinions in a funny manner.New terminology has also gained popularity with the advent of the new trend. These include terms such as roast, trolls, memes and parody video.last_img read more

Sampaoli laments misfiring Argentina

first_imgWorld Cup Sampaoli laments misfiring Argentina but praises Messi Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 14:24 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sampaoli-cropped. Getty Images World Cup Argentina Argentina v Venezuela Venezuela WC Qualification South America The coach praised his side’s dominance but admitted that life is now “complicated” for them as they seek to secure a place in Russia Jorge Sampaoli said Argentina let a big opportunity slip against Venezuela in their faltering bid for World Cup qualification, though he did praise star Lionel Messi.Messi & Barca 5/4 for La Liga titleIt was another frustrating outing for Sampaoli and Argentina, who were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Venezuela in CONMEBOL action on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A dominant display in Buenos Aires only yielded a point as Rolf Feltscher’s own goal cancelled out Jhon Murillo’s opener and rescued a draw for Argentina.Back-to-back stalemates during the international break have left Argentina barely in fifth position – the play-off spot – with Chile and Paraguay lurking ominously, and Sampaoli knows his side must start making the most of their opportunities as he searches for his first competitive victory since replacing Edgardo Bauza in June.”We let a big chance pass but this is football and you know that these things can happen and especially when you have chances at goal and you do not take them,” Sampaoli said.”I hope that this discomfort that the team is going through will not confuse us or block us for the future.”Now we have to go out and play Peru [in October] in the same way as against Venezuela to be closer to qualifying.”Things are more complicated for us because we thought we would be in a better position after the two matchdays. But we are going with two points in the two games in which we had superiority but we could not capitalise.”Sampaoli, who confirmed Angel Di Maria suffered a muscle injury, added: “Messi was above the rest. He took charge of the game in several moments.”Argentina’s CONMEBOL campaign concludes next month with fixtures against fourth-placed Peru and Ecuador.last_img read more

Watch: Dwayne Bravo give Chennai Super Kings teammate a new hairstyle

first_imgWatch: Dwayne Bravo give Chennai Super Kings teammate a new hairstyleIPL 2019:: Dwayne Bravo, who is currently out of action with injury decided to give his Chennai Super Kings teammate Monu Singh a new hairstyle ahead CSK’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 10:32 IST IPL 2019: Dwayne Bravo gave his Chennai Super Kings teammate Monu Singh a new hairstyle (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDwayne Bravo is currently out of action with a grade 1 hamstring strainBravo gave his Chennai Super Kings teammate Monu Singh a new hairstyleCSK take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on TuesdayChennai Super Kings star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is currently out of cricketing action on the field after suffering a grade 1 hamstring strain which will keep him out of action for up to two weeksThe West Indian suffered the injury during the team’s loss to Mumbai Indians and has been a crucial member of defending champions CSK, with bat and ball.On Monday, Bravo took on the challenge of giving his CSKk teammate Monu Singh a new hairstyle.In a video posted by CSK, Bravo can be seen brandishing a trimmer as the Indian youngster walks in not really sure what Bravo hs in mind.Monu Singh can be heard vehemently saying no at first but gave into the coxing from the ‘champion’. Bravo can also be heard offering to pay Rs. 1 million if he did not do good job.Here have a look for yourself -When Champion gave Monu Singh a new #Thala! #5000Increment #Kashmonu #WhistlePodu #Yellove @DJBravo47 pic.twitter.com/FYw0iTKVlmChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 8, 2019Champion gives Monu Singh a makeover with a new #Thala! And nowhere can you see the stylist and the styled so happy! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/UiLG4gFYQsChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 8, 2019CSK defeated Kings XI Punjab in their fifth match of the season on Saturday, without the services of Bravo, as Scott Kuggeleijn stepped into seamlessly.On Tuesday, CSK will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders at home in a battle of two in-form teams. CSK will be wary of KKR’s own West Indian powerhouse Andre Russell. ‘Dre Russ’has been terrorising all teams so far, and CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said that focusing too much on the big-hitter could backfire.advertisement”Possibly, there are a couple of challenges. One is you ignore the other six (batsmen). And in a team that has (Chris) Lynn, (Dinesh) Karthik and (Robin) Uthappa you do that at your own peril. We’ve got to be careful we don’t focus overtly on Russell,” he said at the press conference ahead the IPL match against KKR.”Even though he has been so dynamic, there’s still good work done by the other players. So, again, I stress it doesn’t change our preparation to focus on one or two players, but we’re acutely aware of how dangerous these players are so, it’s business as usual for us,” Fleming said.Also Read | CSK coach Fleming says too much focus on Andre Russell will come at ‘own peril’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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Dwayne BravoFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow New HairstyleFollow Monu SinghFollow CSKFollow KKRFollow Kolkata Knight Riderslast_img read more