Granada shocked Barcelona 2-0 in LaLiga to increase the pressure on Ernesto Valverde, who has overseen the Blaugrana’s worst start to the season since 1994-95.Diego Martinez’s side had won their past two league games and led in the second minute, Ramon Azeez heading in at the back post, and they made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.Arturo Vidal was penalised for handball after a VAR check and Alvaro Vadillo sent Marc-Andre ter Stegen the wrong way to leave Barca, who brought Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati on at half-time, with a mountain to climb. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Barca are winless in seven away games in all competitions and struggling in seventh, while promoted Granada are the shock league leaders after their third straight clean sheet.Ramon Azeez puts @GranadaCdeF in front against Barça in the second minute! #GranadaBarça pic.twitter.com/qB7VmSDfeC— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 21, 2019Junior Firpo was making his first LaLiga start for Barcelona but he made two errors as Granada took the lead with 63 seconds on the clock.Antonio Puertas profited on Junior’s twin mistakes to race clear and deliver a low cross that ballooned over Ter Stegen via a deflection off Gerard Pique for Azeez to nod home.Luis Suarez hit a free-kick into the wall as Barca tried to strike back, but they ended the first half without recording a shot on target.After Messi came on at half-time, Barca almost gifted Granada a second. Ter Stegen carelessly dropped a cross, the goalkeeper recovering in time to beat Roberto Soldado to the loose ball.Granada doubled their lead in the 66th minute, Arturo Vidal conceding a penalty shortly after replacing Ivan Rakitic, with Vadillo beating Ter Stegen from the spot.Despite Messi and Fati adding zest to their attack, Barca still could not find a way through, the captain forcing Rui Silva into his first save with eight minutes to play.What does it mean? Problems mount for ValverdeBarca have taken a single point from three away league games this season, while they drew a blank at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek. Messi’s lack of fitness has exposed the weaknesses in Barca’s squad and questions will continue to be asked of Valverde.Granada’s remarkable start to the season means they top the league ahead of Sevilla – who have a game against Real Madrid in hand – on goal difference, but Barca are only three points off the summit despite their issues both at the back and in attack.7 – With seven points from five games, Barcelona have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since 1994/95 (also seven – three points per win). Worry. pic.twitter.com/6VligaBXmq— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 21, 2019Herrera sets tone for battling performanceGranada inevitably had far less of the ball than Barca, but Yangel Herrera’s energetic midfield display helped keep the champions at bay. He recorded four tackles, four interceptions and two blocks – as many as anyone on the pitch for all three defensive metrics before his 83rd-minute withdrawal.Perez out of his depthWere it not for injuries to Messi and Ousmane Dembele, Carles Perez would surely be nowhere near the Barca squad.Another limp performance from the 21-year-old indicated why Barca were so keen to bring Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain this year as, Messi apart, the lack of stardust in attack is clear. Perez was withdrawn at half-time, with 16-year-old Fati, Barca’s future, sent on in his place, although the similarly anonymous Antoine Griezmann could have also made way.What’s next?Barca have a quick turnaround with Villarreal visiting Camp Nou on Tuesday. Granada go to Real Valladolid on the same day. read more
6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 $47 from Amazon ChefLand 3-Compartment Container, 10-packThese three-compartment food prep containers feature clear lids, deep capacity, and self-insulated polypropylene to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Made with non-toxic BPA-free materials, the plastic can be reheated, tossed in the dishwasher, or left in the freezer for later use; however you’ll need to hand wash each lid individually. The containers are stackable, which will help you avoid the Tupperware avalanche that threatens to swallow you every time you open your cabinet. Maybe you are looking to start a new healthy habit, maybe you’re looking into trying a new diet because of an illness, or maybe you’re looking to push yourself physically in the gym to get swoll. For any of these, one of the things you’d probably benefit from is a meal prepping. Meal prepping helps by allowing you to portion control breakfast, lunches, dinners — whatever you’re looking to portion out.Once you prep the food, though, you’re going to need something to store those meals in. That’s where we come in. Below, you’ll find The Manual’s picks for the best meal prep containers on the market.Whichever meal prep containers you use, your choice should be dictated by your lifestyle. Find the right on-the-go option that fits your schedule and feel confident in your caloric intake.Best Plastic Meal Prep ContainersWe focused on BPA-free plastic containers for their light weight and low cost. Featuring temperature resistance, easy clean-up, and impressive durability, these plastic options came out on top as the most preferred food storage containers in the world of meal prep.Reditainer 2 Compartment Container, 20-packLeakproof, microwavable, BPA-free, and freezable, these meal prep containers from Reditainer may look like your standard take-out boxes, but these are far more sturdy and reusable. They also do not warp when reheated. Thanks to the clever bento-like divider, the smaller section fits one cup of veggies and the larger section fits one cup of complex carbohydrates. This affordable option is great for school lunches, leftover meals, and portion control. Whether you’re back-to-school shopping or just planning lunch ahead of time, these microwave-safe plastic containers can help you prep like a pro. $5 from Ikea $20 from Amazon Best Stainless Steel Meal Prep ContainersAnother food storage option involves carrying your meals in a stainless steel meal prep container. While this material won’t be the most practical for people in colder climates, there’s something effortlessly stylish about these vessels. Plus, they’re excellent at keeping hot foods steaming hot.ECOlunchboxThe three-in-one stainless steel container set from Ecolunchbox is a great environmentally friendly option for meal prep. While they’re not totally leak-proof, they’re still great for both damp and dry foods as they come equipped with vice-like clips. Unlike glass meal prep containers, however, this metal food container is absolutely not safe for the microwave. $40 from Amazon The Meal Lab Leak-Proof 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box, 10-packPrep work doesn’t have to be expensive (though it can be time-consuming). Taking a cue from Japanese bento boxes, each leak-proof food container from The Meal Lab offers plenty of compartmentalized space for all your eats. The No. 1 bestseller in meal-prep containers on Amazon, the boxes are solid, durable, and guaranteed not to warp, crack, or otherwise come apart. If you’re looking for an affordable food container that is reusable, dishwasher safe, freezer safe, and airtight, these plastic trays should do the trick. To-Go Ware 2-Tier Stainless Lunch BoxFor a more traditional look, check out this two-tier stainless steel lunch box from To-Go Ware. The individual boxes keep ingredients separate and snap together for easy transportation. The lunch box is great for all temperatures and is dishwasher safe. $15 from Amazon $28 from Amazon $35 from Amazon The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $23 from Amazon Best Glass Meal Prep ContainersGlass containers, with their resistance to staining and smells, are also another good option. However, while glass containers on the whole are healthier than plastic, their poor portability and inherent breakability outweigh their positive attributes, making them a second choice for the hardcore meal prepper. The casual lunch-bringer may be more kind.Glasslock 18-Piece Oven Safe Assortment SetThis 18-piece set of wide-mouth glass meal prep containers comes with a variety of different sizes to meet your varying food storage needs. including an option for snack foods. The stain-proof, odor-free, spill-proof containers feature easy latching lids that ensure a secure airtight seal, making certain your meal won’t find itself in the bottom of your lunch bag. The lids are made from BPA-free plastic, but aren’t designed to be used in the microwave and, since they feature a soft silicone rubber seal, probably shouldn’t be put in the dishwasher, either. However, the glass bottoms are microwave-, oven-, and freezer-safe. Just don’t drop them. $20 from Amazon Ikea Clear Glass ContainerThis heavy-duty glass meal prep container from Ikea offer portability, convenience, and surprising durability. Since you start with a set of three, this is great for those who are looking to ease into meal prep rather than diving in head first. As my personal lunch container, this glass dish has stood up to countless cycles through the microwave and dishwasher, as well as a few falls onto the kitchen floor. And, like Glasslock, this food storage container sports a snap-lock lid that seals in both air and liquids, ensuring nothing gets out, not even odors. Article originally published by Chase McPeak on November 16, 2016. Last updated by Sam Slaughter for product availability. $7 from Amazon Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us Rubbermaid 8-piece Glass Food Storage SetThis eight-piece glass set from Rubbermaid easily covers a week’s worth of tasty office lunches. Constructed with sleek, crystal-clear tempered glass, these containers can go straight from the fridge to the oven or microwave and back again. With nested sizes and thin snap-on lids, they are easy to store in your freezer or cupboard without taking up too much space. Whether you’re looking for a better way to store leftover food or just want to prep ahead of time for the week, these glass containers are a great midrange option to help meet your needs. LunchBotA great way to tackle meal prep is to make a soup, stew, or chili that will last you through the week. And once you’ve cooked up for your favorite liquid meal (perhaps some bone broth?), store it in the airtight 16-ounce thermal container from LunchBot. Its stainless steel body holds up to 2 cups of food and perfectly regulates temperatures. It’s also a great option if you want something warm with your cold lunch but don’t have a microwave available. Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor Best Meal Prep KitsIf you want a versatile meal kit that includes more than just a container, you might be interested in a meal prep kit, which includes plastic containers with additional useful items and temperature control measures. Although these sets might be great for car commuters, they have multiple pieces, making them somewhat awkward for other forms of commuting. A kit might not be the best choice for those of us riding bikes or hopping on public transportation.Evolutionize Meal Prep Bag, 3-packThis kit was built to set you up for success all day. The meal prep bag comes with three full-size BPA meal containers and an ice pack to keep your edibles chilled. There are three, separate insulated compartments to hold your food storage containers. The bag also provides easy access to snacks and holds two shake/beverage bottles. $80 from Amazon How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 Rubbermaid LunchBloxThis prep kit has modular containers that snap together to stay organized, including a blue ice freezer pack to keep your food cool. Rubbermaid makes a variety of different sized food containers (and insulated bags) that piece together to build the kit that is just right for you.
Skytree Town® Campus is an attraction facility managed by the Chiba Institute of Technology, located on the eighth floor of the shopping complex Tokyo Skytree Town®. Visitors can enjoy here experiencing cutting-edge technology.The floor is separated into AREA I and AREA II, each area displaying unique technology. Today we’ll be introducing some attractions from each area.AREA I: Japanese Robot TechnologyThe first thing you’ll see upon reaching the eighth floor is AREA I. This area introduces Japanese robot technology to visitors. Step one foot inside the dimly-lit room and you will find various displays and attractions.1. ROBOT EYEIn order for a robot to act like a human, it must first be able to recognize the world as we do.A finder using the technology of the robot eye can be found at the entrance of AREA I. With its precise recognition accuracy and processing capability, the robot eye automatically counts the number of visitors. This is made possible with a sensor that retrieves 3D information about its surroundings.2. RESCUE ROBOTThis rescue robot has been investigating and gathering information in places where humans cannot safely enter since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.3. ROBOTIC SHADOW There are many interesting things to see within AREA II, but we were most excited by the SOLAR SYSTEM GRAND TOUR.Here visitors can learn facts about the solar system using a 120-inch touchscreen.You could say it’s a digital encyclopedia with a touch screen. We enjoyed a function that let us see how the planets are lined up on a specific date.It might be fun to check out how the planets were lined up on the day you were born. I myself took a commemorative photo.What do you think about this place? We weren’t able to introduce all of the displays and attractions in this article, so we recommend stopping by yourself. You’ll find it won’t hurt your wallet either, as admission is free.Enjoying some cutting-edge technology after visiting the Skytree sounds good, doesn’t it?InformationSkytree Town® Campus, Chiba Institute Of TechnologyAddress: Tokyo, Sumida, Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Skytree Town® Soramachi 8FHours: 10:30-18:00Closed: IrregularMenus/Pamphlets in Other Languages: English PamphletsNearest Station: Oshiage Station, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon, Keisei Oshiage, Toei Asakusa linesAdmission: FreePhone Number: +81-3-6658-5888Website: Skytree Town® Campus, Chiba Institute Of Technology This display called “ROBOTIC SHADOW” (*1) stands out within AREA I. Images on a giant screen react to the visitors’ movements.You will be able to experience sensor technology used to recognize the movements of people. You’ll enjoy watching various items attaching to you on the screen, or flying towards you and falling apart on impact.When we visited, some children were trying to dodge flying objects by jumping or getting down on their stomachs. Maybe we’ll see attractions like these at arcades in the future?*1 This display is available only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. On weekdays, visitors can enjoy operating robots on the screen with an iPad (“GIGANTIC ROBOT SCREEN”).AREA II: Planetary Exploration Research TechnologyAcross from AREA I is AREA II. Here, a mysterious machine jumps into view.This is the transforming robot Valkyrie VF-25F from the Japanese sci-fi robot anime Macross Frontier. This life-size display will make you feel as if you have entered the anime world itself.This is a visual game where you can kick around planets using images projected onto the walls and floor. This attraction uses AR (augmented reality) technology.The planets you kick around will fly toward other planets, and bump into them or even explode.4. MOON WALKERImages of the moon’s surface taken by Japanese lunar probe “Kaguya” are projected on the walls and floor. You’ll feel as if you’re on the moon when standing on the display.5. SOLAR SYSTEM GRAND TOUR
The Governors of the Central and Wayamba provinces have been informed to dissolve their respective provinces from midnight tonight.The Governor of the Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa said the Gazette notification will be issued at midnight tonight while the Governor of the Wayamba province (North Western) Thisa R. Balala said that he has also been informed to dissolve the Wayamba province at midnight tonight.
Former Ohio State guard JaQuan Lyle will play basketball for New Mexico beginning in 2018-19. He will sit out his first year, per NCAA . Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorMonths after junior guard JaQuan Lyle quit Ohio State’s men’s basketball team, he has reportedly found a new home. Lyle is headed west to play for and attend New Mexico, according to TheLoboLair.com.He will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, per NCAA transfer rules, since he has not graduated. Lyle was arrested and charged for three misdemeanors – public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct – May 13. Later that day, an Ohio State spokesman told The Lantern Lyle had quit the team April 11.Tuesday evening, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann told season ticket-holders that he did not expect Lyle to return to Ohio State. He said he consulted the players on a decision about whether to entertain Lyle’s return.“We’ve also involved our entire team in some of those decisions that were made,” Holtmann said. “Obviously they were here and I wasn’t.”Last season, Lyle averaged 11.4 points per contest and led the Buckeyes with 142 assists in 31 games, including 24 starts. He was the final player from Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class on the Buckeyes’ roster. Now, all five are enrolled and playing at different universities.Lyle isn’t the only former Ohio State men’s basketball player in the state. A.J. Harris, who was also a member of the Buckeyes’ 2015 recruiting class, transferred to New Mexico State after the 2015-16 season and will be eligible to play this upcoming season.