TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur on Liverpool radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur is on Liverpool’s radar.The Mirror says Liverpool are interested in landing Omur in a £27 million move as they line up a long-term replacement for Adam Lallana.Jurgen Klopp is poised to beat off a challenge from Premier League champions Manchester City to sign Omur who is rated as the best young player in Turkish football.Klopp has been keeping tabs on Omur, 19, since he broke into Trabzonspor’s first team last season and is said to be looking to get his man this month.Trabzonspor would like to keep Omur until the end of the season but it all depends on if England international Lallana is still at the club.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Dembele sent off in Barcelona winby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRef Miguel Antonio Mateu Lahoz sent off Ousmane Dembele late on in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla.The Frenchman saw red for his reaction to Ronald Araujo’s own red card.The referee report has revealed what Dembele said to get himself his marching orders.”Very bad, you’re very bad,” is what the report claims the player said, while adding that he was making a gesture with his arms.While it’s a far cry from the insults allegedly uttered by Diego Costa last season to earn him an eight-match ban, there is precedent that could see Dembele banned for more than the one automatic match – including the El Clasico against Real Madrid.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Redknapp tips Liverpool to win Premier League titleby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp is hoping that Liverpool win the Premier League title this season.The former Spurs and Portsmouth manager spoke about the title race between the nation’s top two teams.The Reds are eight points ahead at this early stage of the season, but City are far from out of the race.Redknapp wants to see the Reds prevail, and he explained why.”If I had one club I’d love to have managed it would have been Liverpool,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail. “I loved them. I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now.”I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say French great Fernandez blasts PSG coach Tuchel: You’re no Klopp!by Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench great Luis Fernandez has used Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to take aim at PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.Fernandez has praised Klopp for the way he improves his players.He said, “Thomas Tuchel p***ed me off with the kids. Just look at what another German coach, Jurgen Klopp, is doing. When you see Liverpool playing for two or three years, you say that this is a coach who has advanced his team. “With Tuchel I wait, he’s a coach who won the Championship, but neither the Coupe de France nor the Coupe de la Ligue. Ancelotti, Blanc and Emery, they won these competitions. I would like this coach to succeed with the squad he has. We look forward to it.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd coach Solskjaer: Wan-Bissaka, Martial in contention for Liverpoolby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could be back for their game on Sunday.The Red Devils are facing off against Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League.It is a key game for United and Solskjaer, with the latter in danger of losing his job if the team suffers a humiliating defeat.And he spoke about how Martial and Wan-Bissaka could play some part in the game after recovering from their respective injuries.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen. “But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. “If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes, I don’t know, but let’s see where they’re at.”
Vine/ESPN College BBallThis college basketball season continues to be pretty unpredictable. No. 1 Kansas traveled to Morgantown to face No. 11 West Virginia tonight, and left with a 74-63 loss, just the Jayhawks’ second of the year. Moments after the final buzzer, Mountaineer fans stormed the court in a big way.West Virginia students casually strolling down the stairs from the rafters for the court storm. https://t.co/RiqfBetsPP— OUHoops (@ouhoops) January 13, 2016Cue up John Denver, because West Virginia just knocked off No. 1 Kansas: https://t.co/ppQSChG5uK https://t.co/mI3chDvVKr— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) January 13, 2016Torcida de West Virginia simplesmente SENSACIONAL após o fim do jogo!! https://t.co/ZU4dRiqijP— NBA NA TV (@NBANATV) January 13, 2016 No one is safe atop the polls this season.
Predicting every team’s first loss. Last week the six of us here at College Spun ranked every Power 5 college football program, No. 66 to No. 1. Power 5.Each of us gave every team scores from 1-10 in five different categories: on-field performance, recruiting prowess, head coach, future hope, and stability. The max score a team could receive is 300 with 60 being the most points a team could received in each of the five categories. The rankings basically answer this question: which college football programs are best positioned for success now and into the future? Now, we’ll show you how the programs in each conference stack up against each other. Who’s best positioned for success in the ACC? Big 12? Big Ten? SEC? Pac-12? And finally, how do the conferences stack up against each other?So we’ll show you the rankings for each conference and then a ranking of the conferences against each other. Start With The ACC >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7
Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac expects James Rodriguez to retain his motivation and focus for the rest of the season because he is “playing for his future” at the club.James joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid at the start of last season, and while he has impressed in spells, consistency has been lacking.Bayern officials suggested in James’ first season that they had every intention of exercising their purchase option, but with that still to happen and more recent comments hinting at a change of mind, the Colombia international’s future remains in the air. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? James has started just five times in the Bundesliga this term, as he has struggled with a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since Novermber. As Bayern prepare to return from Germany’s mid-season break away to Hoffenheim on Friday, Kovac is urging the playmaker to kick on and force the club into a decision.”The competition is very big, but anyone can earn [their place],” Kovac told reporters on Wednesday.”All the players signing a contract here know that you can be out of the team.”James is playing for his future. I expect him to keep pushing. I see that he is motivated and focused, he wants to play more than in the past.”As a coach, I can only rate what I see on the pitch, which is the standard for him, but also for everyone else. Nothing else matters.”
Vincent Kompany has targeted silverware in his first season with Anderlecht, but acknowledged he has “everything to prove” as he embarks on his first coaching job.The centre-back left Manchester City at the end of last season following a trophy-laden 11-year spell to take up a player-manager position with the Belgian club.And Kompany, who won the Premier League on four occasions with City, is out to make a big impact on his return to boyhood club Anderlecht. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? “The idea of becoming a player-manager has grown gradually,” he said at his presentation on Tuesday. “The chance was too big for me not to go in and I think this was the right time to make this decision. “Returning only as a player was not an option, but as a player-manager. “I have everything to prove. As a manager, I have not yet proved anything, but I am confident that this story can and will succeed.”I want to be a champion with Anderlecht. Let that be clear – I didn’t come here to be second. I can’t and won’t say that.”I can start something incredible here. People who know me a little know well enough that I would not start something like this without a plan.”Anderlecht finished sixth in the Belgian First Division last season, but Kompany is confident of bridging the gap, while at the same time promoting some younger players.”There are huge talents around here and I am looking forward to working with them,” said the 33-year-old, who started his career with the Brussels-based club before joining Hamburg in 2006.”There are more talents at Anderlecht today than when I started. Much more. We finished sixth last year, so we have to get better than five other teams in one season. But my opinion is that with a few changes we can get there. I’m convinced of that.”If Anderlecht had become champions last year, or even second, then this story would not have happened. Or months of negotiation would have preceded. There is no better time to jump in than now. No one would have been open to a change in mentality.”I understand that there is a lot of work, but I am really looking forward to starting. I have learned a lot in recent years and I now have the opportunity to make my mark here. I am proud that I have that opportunity.” Kompany also revealed he informed City boss Pep Guardiola of his decision to leave on the eve of their 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup final. City legend Kompany picked up plenty of tips from Guardiola during their three years working together, but he is not interested in succeeding the Catalan in the Etihad Stadium dugout – instead tipping current assistant Mikel Arteta for the top job when it becomes available.”I believe I told Guardiola the day before the FA Cup final that it would be my last game at City,” he said. “I wanted to thank him for everything he taught me. The farewell was emotional.”Working with Guardiola was as if I was suddenly in college. He explains everything in such a clear way and I learned a lot from him. I am not yet a Guardiola, let that be clear. But I think I am a good student.”Let City be City under Pep, which is an awesome club. I think they will win the Champions League eventually, soon hopefully, and behind Pep there is Mikel Arteta who has a lot of knowledge, who is probably the right man to look at. “I will just build my career and be as driven as Pep has been or the best managers have been that I know. Will I be as good? We’ll see.”
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is no fan of Michigan, and every few weeks, he finds a way to troll his alma mater’s biggest rival. It doesn’t seem to matter that he moved on to the NFL back in 2016.Monday, Jones took to Instagram to post a story that includes him wearing an Ohio State hoodie in a Michigan airport. He says he’s only wearing the hoodie because he’s in the state of Michigan. He never misses an opportunity to remind people which side of the rivalry he’s on.Jones, of course, started the 2014 campaign as the third-string quarterback. After injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, Jones led Ohio State to wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to help his team win the national title.After the 2015 season, he was drafted in the fourth round by the Buffalo Bills. He was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers in July of 2017.As for the rivalry itself, Ohio State has owned Michigan in recent years. During Cardale’s time on campus, the Buckeyes never lost.In fact, since 2001, Ohio State has won all but two of the matchups played between the two teams. They’ve also been the far more relevant team in that time frame.This year, the two squads will meet yet again in late November. Michigan will likely be quarterbacked by Shea Patterson, with Ohio State likely giving Dwayne Haskins the nod.
SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Eric Dungey #2 of the Syracuse Orange passes the ball against the Connecticut Huskies during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome on September 22, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Connecticut 51-21. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)Notre Dame blew out Syracuse at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, and to make matters worse for the Orange, star quarterback Eric Dungey was injured during the contest. The latest update isn’t great either.Dungey appeared to suffer some kind of back injury in the first half after being tackled. Before lining up to snap the ball for the next play, he collapsed to the ground.Dungey didn’t return to the field, and the latest update doesn’t paint a great picture. According to Brittany Ehrlich of Citrus TV Sports, Dungey had to be carted to the team’s bus. He can’t walk on his own.It’s unclear how serious Dungey’s injury is – hopefully, it isn’t as bad as it sounds.The way Eric Dungey went down… pic.twitter.com/dMgycW79Th— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 17, 2018Eric Dungey was just carted out to the team bus. He could not walk on his own. @CitrusTVSports— Brittany Ehrlich (@BrittEhrlich) November 17, 2018Syracuse’s loss moves the Orange to 8-3 on the season. They still have Boston College on the schedule before a bowl game.Notre Dame, now 11-0, has rival USC in its regular season finale. A win likely puts the Fighting Irish in their first College Football Playoff.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 13: Miles Sanders #24 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes for 78 yards against Joe Bachie #35 of the Michigan State Spartans and Khari Willis #27 of the Michigan State Spartans on October 13, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State will take on Kentucky in the VRBO Citrus Bowl in Orlando on January 1. Both teams will be looking for their 10th win of the season in that contest.Every year, players taking part in a bowl game receive gifts for their participation. The gifts vary by bowl game, but are usually electronic or clothing-related.Today, Sports Business Daily released a list of the gifts for each bowl game. At the Citrus Bowl, Penn State and Kentucky players will take home three prizes.Two of them are wearable, while one is a gift card for electronics.$400 Best Buy gift card; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack with luggage tagNot a bad haul for the Nittany Lions and Wildcats. It is the least the bowl games can do.Penn State and Kentucky will kick off at 1 p.m. ET from Camping World Stadium on January 1.ABC will broadcast the action.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs smiles as he leaves the field after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Justin Fields remains a part of the Georgia football program, but the five-star quarterback is reportedly planning a transfer.The former No. 1 dual-threat quarterback recruit in the 2018 class appears to have a preferred transfer destination, too.Fields, who’s been linked to several major programs, reportedly is interested in one big one.ESPN is reporting that Fields is interested in transferring to Ohio State.Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that Fields is interested in transferring to Ohio State, as star quarterback Dwayne Haskins is expected to enter April’s NFL draft. Florida State and Oklahoma are other potential destinations for Fields, sources said.Fields, from Kennesaw, Georgia, is expected to apply for a hardship waiver from the NCAA. If granted, the waiver would make him eligible to play in the 2019 season.Fields has also been linked to Florida State, Oklahoma and Penn State, among other programs.Stay tuned.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal – meaning he’s exploring the idea of leaving the Buckeyes for another program. His Twitter activity since has been very interesting.Thursday, it was noted that Martell was suddenly following coaches from Miami, West Virginia and Auburn. Friday, there’s a new trio of coaches he appears to be interested in keeping an eye on.In the last hour, Martell has followed Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, Penn State head coach James Franklin and Mississippi State assistant Charles C. Huff.Obviously, those are some big-time programs.Martell, who has been at Ohio State two years, was seemingly game to compete with incoming Georgia transfer Justin Fields for the starting job this year. But something changed in the past few days – leading Martell to explore transferring.It’s interesting to note that earlier in the day, Martell changed his Twitter bio to reflect that he is no longer a quarterback at Ohio State.Martell’s decision could hinge on what Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts does this weekend. Hurts is set to visit both Maryland and Miami.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The second week of the 2019 college football season kicks off tonight with a handful of games. While they aren’t the most entertaining match-ups in the world, it will have to hold football fans over until Saturday afternoon.Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a message for fans complaining about match-ups early in the season.Don’t take anything for granted.Saban went on a rant about attendance at college football games and suggested fans need to show up – even for games against lower-tier opponents. During his rant, Saban used Tennessee fans as an example. “Everybody takes everything for granted. I mean, I’m sure there was a lot of Tennessee fans last week that took it for granted that they were going to beat Georgia State, and they didn’t. So, you’ve got to play well … and you should support well all the time, as well,” Saban said via Charlie Potter.Saban: “Everybody takes everything for granted. I mean, I’m sure there was a lot of Tennessee fans last week that took it for granted that they were going to beat Georgia State, and they didn’t. So, you’ve got to play well … and you should support well all the time, as well.”— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) September 6, 2019Saban has railed against fans in the past for their lack of attendance at games in the midst of winning seasons.We’ll have to wait and see how fans respond to Saban’s comments earlier this week. Alabama faces off against New Mexico State, which should test fan’s love of the Crimson Tide.
Uttar Pradesh: 20 IAS officers shifted in midnight reshuffleAmong the other IAS officers, who were transferred, are Additional Chief Secretary for science and technology Kumar Kamlesh, who has been moved to planning and programme implementation in the same capacity.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LucknowSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 11:06 IST UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appointed Alok Kumar-III and Sanjay Prasad as his secretaries.HIGHLIGHTSManish Chauhan, Commissioner sugarcane, has been posted as Commissioner, food and logisticsAnil Garg, Commissioner Lucknow, has been transferred as CEO of UP State Industrial Development CorporationRupesh Kumar has been appointed as Special Secretary, health educationThe Yogi Adityanath government transferred 20 senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in a midnight reshuffle on Monday. The Chief Minister has appointed Alok Kumar-III and Sanjay Prasad as his secretaries.Among the other IAS officers, who were transferred, are Additional Chief Secretary for science and technology Kumar Kamlesh, who has been moved to planning and programme implementation in the same capacity.Manish Chauhan, Commissioner sugarcane, has been posted as Commissioner, food and logistics and his charge has been handed over to Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Principal Secretary of sugarcane development and excise.Anil Garg, Commissioner Lucknow, has been transferred as CEO of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC). He has been replaced by Mukesh Meshram, who was Secretary, health education.Rupesh Kumar has been appointed as Special Secretary, health education, and Sanjay Kumar Khatri, Special Secretary, home and prison administration, was appointed joint MD of UP Jal Nigam along with Ramesh Ranjan.Among other senior officers who have been transferred, Special Secretary, basic education, Chandra Shekhar, has been moved and posted as Sommissioner of Chitrakoot division. Rajesh Kumar-II has been given the charge of Special Secretary sports, while Surendra Prasad Singh has been appointed as Special Secretary, information. Surendra Ram will be the new Special Secretary, PWD.ALSO READ | UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials to ensure tight security during upcoming festivalsALSO READ | Yogi Adityanath is the most popular chief minister in India, finds MOTN pollALSO WATCH | SC acquits scribe arrested for comment on Yogi: Is it time to scrap to criminal defamation law?advertisementFor 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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Yogi AdityanathFollow Uttar Pradesh
India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 18:18 IST Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test (AP Photo)India kick started their home Test season with a convincing 203-run win in the opening Test against South Africa at Visakhapatnam, courtesy an all-round effort from the hosts.In his new avatar as an opener in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma notched up twin centuries while his opening partner Mayank Agarwal registered a historic double ton in the first innings. South Africa, too, showcased some fine batting with Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock scoring hundreds to reduce the lead significantly in the 1st innings.Mohammed Shami picked his 5th 5-wicket-haul in Test whereas the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin shared 15 wickets among them.With a 1-0 lead in the series, Virat Kohli-led India would look to lock the Freedom Trophy when the two teams face-off in the 2nd Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA) on Thursday. However, that would be possible only if rain does not threaten to ruin the fun in Pune.While the opening Test witnessed minimal interruptions, with only the post-tea session on Day 1 being washed out due to rain, the weather forecast for the 2nd Test doesn’t look promising.Also Read | India vs South Africa: Pune pitch in focus as curator Pandurang Salgaonkar gets ready for 2nd TestPune region has suffered with heavy flooding in the recent days due to an extended monsoon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has further issued a four-day warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra, including the Pune district.According to Accuweather, it will be mostly sunny till10 AM and will turn cloudy after that. Thunderstorms are expected around 2 PM with precipitation going up to 52 per cent. The weather prediction for Friday is further bleak as it is expected to be cloudy throughout the day and intermittent thunderstorms predicted.advertisement The forecast is expected to be similar for the rest of the days of the 2nd Test, but the Sun is finally expected to make an appearance on the last day.The last time a Test match was played at MCA, the Pune pitch got a ‘poor’ rating from the International Cricket Council as the game between India and Australia ended inside 3 days during the 2017 Border-Gavaskar series with the home team losing by a massive margin of 333 runs.Also Read | All the experience Rohit Sharma has accumulated over the years came to the fore in Vizag: Virat KohliFor 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 Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match: Will bad weather play spoilsport?India vs South Africa 2nd Test: While the opening Test witnessed minimal interruptions, with only the post-tea session on Day 1 being washed out due to rain, the weather forecast for the 2nd Test doesn’t look promising.advertisement Next
10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Just off the coast of Seattle, Chelsea Green and James Minola run their design studio Grain on Bainbridge Island. With a eco-friendly focus, they established Grain in 2007 with their first product: the Ty shower curtain ($30), made with a recyclable plastic that’s resistant to mold and mildew–on the DIY version ($33), you can draw illustrations with a permanent marker.Since then, Grain has continued to make products with repurposed materials. The company is also socially conscious–as a member of 1% For the Planet, it donates 1% of sales to environmental nonprofits. While most of its goods are produced in Northwest U.S., Grain also works closely with artisan weavers in Guatemala. “The artisans are highly skilled in specific techniques they learned from their families or communities. We couldn’t find their style of weaving here in the States,” says Green, who points out the towels, handwoven on a treadle loom, and intricately patterned Ikat pillows as examples.In the end, Grain is all about functional and innovative design. “As trained designers, that’s the first bit that we’ve got to get right,” Green says. “We start with the ideas first, and then make sure our products are as responsibly made as possible.” What caught our eyes: the fun word puzzle greeting cards ($5.50), wood-carved coffee table ($2,500) and threaded mirrors ($515).Find Grain at various retailers, and check out its blog for updates on new products.
Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier In 1925 Joseph Smutek launched a raincoat business on 66 Rue de Bondy in Paris. The business thrived for 15 years until the Nazis invaded France and Smutek was forced to shutter the business. Fast forward nearly a century later to Daniel Smith, Smutek’s great grandson, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and decided to revive Ketums.Although Smith had stints in Silicon Valley at Yammer and Dropbox, he always had his family’s legacy on his mind. Fascinated by the story, and their penchant for craftsmanship, Smith would use his spare time to take fashion classes in design, patternmaking, and production to learn the skills that his great grandfather used to run the business. Smith also sought out mentorship from the local fashion industry to learn everything he could about the business. Finally, after a trip to South America, Smith felt the time was right to continue his family’s legacy.For the first Ketums launch, Smith decided to design a an all-weather heritage coat he named the Bondy, after the street where his great grandfather first opened the family business. “This is a San Francisco jacket,” says Smith. “This city revolves around the outdoors and all the different phases each day can have. The jacket feels at home on Ocean Beach and at the same time looks sharp enough to head for a night out directly after those outdoors adventures.”The jacket’s exterior is made from heritage waxed cotton fabric from Scotland, while the lining consists of a Japanese chambray flannel with corduroy accents. Smith first produced a small run of the jacket last spring, but it instantly sold out. Lucky for you, he’s releasing another run this month. “For now, I want to continue to slowly build on my family’s legacy,” said Smith. “There’s a certain attention to detail and quality that my great grandfather had. He made bespoke rainwear by hand. Back then, the way my family grew their business was through word of mouth and people commenting on the quality of the garments. I hope to grow the business the same way today.”For more information, visit ketums.com. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Editors’ Recommendations Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens
We get a lot of pitches for fragrances.But when we found out our friend Christopher Draghi (along with his partner Robert Dobay) were launching their own line, we were intrigued. Based in the small, historic town of Hudson in upstate New York, source adage is far from the scent capital of Paris. When we saw the onyx bottles and candles and unusual font, these colognes really stood out among the usual clutter of the fragrance world.Of course you can’t write about fragrance without trying them out, so Christopher sent us a box and we were instantly hooked. While we are greedily keeping the colognes close at hand, we gave the ambient fragrances (read room spray) testers to friends over the holidays and won many gift points. The Southwest candle is seriously one of the best we have used as it still gives off a faint scent of precious dried wood, black peppercorn, fennel seeds and vetiver even when it’s not lit.The colognes are called aka’ula and c’i’aan and each is destination-driven, like the collection of ambient fragrances. The island spice and volcanic aka’ula was inspired by Hawaii and the resin, wood, and fresh arctic notes of c’i’aan were inspired by Alaska. The name given to each of the fragrances is derived from the native languages of the regions that inspired them.While we find these scents very manly, they are indeed unisex so you may want to hide these before they mysteriously move to your ladies side of the sink.We spoke to Christopher to hear a bit more about the brand:What is your background in fragrance?Our background is as creative directors/branding designers with the addition of photography to my resume. Over the years we have worked with fragrance and hospitality companies that gave us an introduction to fragrances from a creative angle. Our own personal interest matured because of it and, from it, we were fortunate to meet professionals in the industry who helped us execute our own point of view for a fragrance line.Why Hudson?Hudson wasn’t planned. We visited once, by chance, on an upstate weekend in the Catskills and immediately felt at home. We were impressed by the high level, curated retail and lively atmosphere in a picturesque setting. On the same day we went on a walk through tour of a building that was for sale on the main commercial street. The realization that we could launch the fragrances and brand in a retail setting vs. wholesale was compelling. We moved on buying the building, sold our place in Brooklyn and renovated what now is not only our flagship store but also our house.Why focus on American scents and places?The American landscape/region inspired fragrances concept came to us immediately. We were excited by the broad inspiration we could draw from with varying landscapes, vegetation, cultures, climates etc. within the US. It gave us a deep well to draw from to individualize the scents themselves. The American states have no lack of awe inspiring nature even today, but there was always an underlying desire to imagine, through scent, the landscapes unspoiled. We wanted to honor a “true” nature in a respectful tone, stripped of a modern lens. The name, “source adage,” being a derivative, albeit conceptually, of that respect; “source of a common truth (adage).”What’s next? We have recently created two new signature ambient fragrances for interior designers and gallerists that fit in to our candle collection. We enjoy the creative process and collaboration with these “special edition” products. In 2017 we’ll introduce more of these collaborations.Our newest creations are the first two eau de parfums, aka’ula and c’i’aan, in a collection that maintain adage’s destination inspired theme. We have applied the same approach as our initial room scents focusing on quality and process to create truly unique fragrances that make statements. We don’t want “nice.” Our third, but not last, eau de parfum is in the final stage of development with a launch in early spring!With the introduction of the personal fragrances underway, we are looking towards the potential of a mens/unisex fragrance + skin care line – from adage’s unique point of view, of course. Somewhere in there will be more travel for inspiration!Check out the brand here and if you happen to find yourself in beautiful Hudson, go check out the flagship on the main thoroughfare at 314 Warren Street. How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Editors’ Recommendations Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective) All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt