25 Oct

Wish you were president while yoyo test was in demand: Yuvraj Singh wishes new BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 23:36 IST Yuvraj Singh formed an important cog of the Indian ODI team under Sourav Ganguly (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly is all set to be elected the President of BCCI on October 23Ganguly’s former teammates including Yuvraj Singh congratulated him on the new roleYuvraj had recently made public his anger at the ‘yo-yo’ fitness test which hampered his India chancesWith the stage clear for former India captain Sourav Ganguly to become the next BCCI President after the elections due on October 23, the congratulatory messages for Indian cricket’s new boss haven’t stopped pouring in. The latest being that from Ganguly’s former teammate and twin World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh.The former India all-rounder took to Twitter on Friday posting a heartfelt message to his yesteryear captain along with a cheeky reference to the now infamous ‘yo-yo’ fitness test, after failing which Yuvraj’s entry to the Indian team had been blocked in 2017.”Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president.Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand good luck dadi @SGanguly99″ was Yuvraj’s message for Ganguly.Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president.Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demandgood luck dadi@SGanguly99yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2019Ganguly didn’t waste much time in replying either: “Thank u the best .. u have won India world cups .. time to do good things for the game now .. u r my super star .. god bless always”.Thank u the best .. u have won India world cups .. time to do good things for the game now .. u r my super star .. god bless alwaysadvertisementSourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 18, 2019Recently, Yuvraj had opened up to India Today regarding the circumstances that led to his retirement from the sport and also the failed yo-yo test which had played an important role in that decision. Here are excerpts from that interview.”Never thought that I would be dropped after being the man of the match in 2 games out of the 8-9 I played after the CT 2017. I got injured and I was told to prepare for the SL series. then suddenly, the yo-yo test came into the picture. It was a u-turn in my selection. Suddenly I had to go back and prepare for the yo-yo test at the age of 36. Even after I cleared the yo-yo test, I was told to play domestic cricket. They actually thought that I wouldn’t be able to clear the test due to my age. And that it would be easy to decline me afterward…yeah you can say it was an exercise in making excuses.””I think it was unfortunate for a guy who has played 15-17 years of international cricket to not being made to sit down and being talked to. No one told me and no one told Virender Sehwag or Zaheer Khan either. Whichever player it is, the person who is in-charge should sit down and talk with the player that we are looking at the youngsters and we’ve taken this step. This way, you do feel bad at the beginning but at least you give them the credit of being true to your face – sth which doesn’t happen in Indian cricket. It has been like that forever almost. I have seen it happen to big names. Took it personally then but not now as there is a time for everything to move on and I made my peace with it,” said Yuvraj.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly will continue to serve the nation with same passion: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | What has he done now? Sourav Ganguly’s cheeky response to question on Ravi Shastri in presserFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Sourav GangulyFollow BCCI elections Wish you were president while yoyo test was in demand: Yuvraj Singh wishes new BCCI Chief Sourav GangulyFormer India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who made his international debut under the captaincy of new BCCI President Sourav Ganguly congratulated the latter on his new role as the board chief.advertisementlast_img read more

24 Oct

How Stance Underwear Feels Like Butter On Your Thighs

first_img Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Stance gained exclusive rights to the fiber realized the attributes of Butter Blend ticked all the boxes for the perfect underwear (fabric that won’t make you hot or cold, no wedgies, etc.). Stance mixed the casein fabric with Modal, a partially synthetic cellulose fiber, to create the final equation for Butter Blend.Bonus: The casein comes from a waste stream, not a food supply, and is therefore eco-friendly.In 2015, Stance ran their Butter Blend through the Kawabata evaluation method to test for surface friction and roughness of the fabric. “Ours had the softest hand out of any organic or semi-organic fabric,” Shupe says.Today, Stance uses Butter Blend for its boxers, boxer briefs, and “Wholester” underwear models, as well as a few pairs of socks and men’s tees. The company is also applying the tech to a new T-shirt, which will be vegan and use amino acids that come from seaweed instead of casein. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Editors’ Recommendations center_img Is your underwear made of milk?Well, it should be. California-based sock and underwear brand, Stance, boasts a propriety Butter Blend yarn made from casein, a protein byproduct of milk and cheese. The result is super-soft men’s underwear that is thermoregulating, elastic, and so comfortable you can’t tell you’re wearing them.Yes, Stance’s Butter Blend feels like butter — like someone rubbed butter on your thighs and all you feel is something slightly smooth and luxurious on your legs. It’s precisely how we want our underwear to make us feel.“Protein just feels great. It has a great hand and balanced PH,” says Taylor Shupe, Stance co-founder and chief product officer. “I’m confident Butter Blend is one of the most comfortable yarns in the world.”Stance/FacebookBest-known for creative socks and A-list “Punks and Poets” ambassadors like James Harden and Rihanna, Stance planted its underwear flag in 2015, introducing the new category with this magically soft and surprisingly old-school fabric. Shupe and his team actually discovered the basis of Butter Blend during development for new high-end socks. The team came across old tech developed in the 1930s for a semi-synthetic cashmere. “It was this casein fiber,” Shupe says.“In WWI, wool manufacturers were in a deficit so they produced this semi-synthetic wool out of milk,” Shupe tells The Manual. “But they didn’t have all the tech at the time to make the fabric strong or robust. But it was soft. Since there wasn’t hair in the yarn, it didn’t cause itching or irritation.”About 20 years ago, a new process made the material stronger. “But not many companies knew how to produce it,” Shupe adds. “There was one person in Europe and one in China that stumbled upon this forgotten art.” The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game The Best Men’s No-Show Socks to Keep Your Feet Happy and Stink-Freelast_img read more

8 Oct

Liberals tap former RBC exec to be chairwoman of infrastructure bank

OTTAWA — The federal government is hiring the former chief financial officer at one of Canada’s largest banks to help oversee its new infrastructure-financing agency.Janice Fukakusa is being named the new chairwoman of the Canada infrastructure bank.Fukakusa retired in January from Royal Bank (TSX:RY) after a 31-year career at the bank.She will now have a role in selecting the remaining members of the board of directors that will oversee the agency’s operations, as well as the chief executive.The Liberals plan to have the new agency up and running by the end of the year.Ottawa is planning to infuse the new institution with $35-billion hoping to pry three or four times that amount from the private sector for large-scale projects.But the projects have to generate revenue, meaning they would result in new toll roads or bridges where user fees finance the construction costs.The Liberals have faced questions about how much risk taxpayers will take on in projects that the bank funds, and how much independence the chief executive officer and the bank’s board will have in investment decisions.The government’s designs for the bank will give the ministers overseeing it the ability to approve or reject projects for funding. Cabinet will also be able to easily hire and fire the chief executive and board chair.A Senate committee report released Thursday called on the government to ensure the independence of the board by drawing on Canadian and international best practices in governance.The report also raises concerns that the bank could find itself in competition with other Crown corporations, despite testimony from government officials that no federal entity currently fills the role set out for the new agency.Private investors can’t access the investment tools the bank will use to help them jointly invest with the public sector on infrastructure projects, senators on the committee were told by both Infrastructure Canada and the bank’s transition office. read more