first_imgWhen pack weights get heavy—which is inevitable, let’s be honest— the Aerolon suspension system on the Maven 55 may save you a trip to the chiropractor with its four inch span of torso adjustment. It also uses a customized lightweight aluminum chassis design to deliver much improved ventilation and load stabilizing trail performance.Other features include an internal divider that doubles as a top flap for lidless use, removable bottom straps that can be used as a hip belt on the SideKick daypack, and a quick-stow feature on the shoulder strap for attaching glasses.Whether you’re logging big miles on the Appalachian Trail during an extended thru-hike or just out for a spur of the moment, one-night backpakcing adventure, the extremely lightweight Maven 55 will make save your back while making your backcountry experience more enjoyable overall.Learn more here. These days, outdoor shops are full of great packs for multi-day adventure. So much so, in fact, that it can be nearly impossible to find a pack that’s just right for you. Here at Blue Ridge Outdoors, we’ve had the opportunity to test copious packs over the years,  but few have exceeded the features or all-around versatility of the Maven series packs from Gregory Mountain Products.New for 2017, the Maven series includes 65, 55, 45, and 35 liter versions. For trips exceeding two days, we would recommend the 55 liter version, not only for the extra space but for the added features that the pack offers.Those features include a rain cover,—an item that usually requires a separate purchase—a bladder sleeve that doubles as a day pack, and the much-heralded Aerolon suspension system.The Maven 55’s SideKick Day Packlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Feb 2020 12:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Gabriel ha been impressive for Lille this season (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty Images)Arsenal will have to fork out around £30m for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes if they want to sign him in the summer.The Gunners were interested in signing the central defender during the January transfer window, making ‘firm offers’ for him as Mikel Arteta looked to strengthen his shaky defence.The moves were unsuccessful, but Arsenal maintain an interest in the 22-year-old Brazilian and may return with a bid in the summer.However, he will not come cheap as the Sun report that Lille are looking for around £30m for one of their hottest prospects.ADVERTISEMENTGabriel cost Lille just £1.5m three years ago when he arrived in France from Avai in Brazil, but his current club are confident they can receive a huge fee for him after Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27m from Saint Etienne last summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Ligue 1 side have also proved to be stern negotiators after they managed to secure £72m from Arsenal for Nicolas Pepe over the summer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGabriel is an imposing central defender, standing at 6’3″ and has become a regular in the Lille starting XI over the last year.He signed for the French side from his home country in 2016, but has also spent time on loan at Troyes and then Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.His performances this season have caught the eye, not only of Arsenal, but also of Everton who have shown an interest in signing him as well.The Gunners did bring in two new defensive signings in January as Pablo Mari arrived on loan from Flamengo and Cedric Soares signed arrived on a six-month deal from Southampton.Arteta is still struggling with injuries at the back, though, with Calum Chambers out of the season, while Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac and new signing Cedric all sidelined.MORE: Barcelona confirm transfer interest in Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Arsenal plot early transfer move for Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu Lille will demand £30m for Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Magalhaeslast_img read more

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Rode on team effort Assam made a good start in four-day Ranji Trophy tie and took command against Tripura at Agartala today. Invited to bat, Assam scored 268-4 at stumps on Day I. Both the openers scored half-centuries while captain Amit Sinha, who also scored a half-century, remained not out on 51 and the Riyan Parag (44) is giving him accompany.Openers Rishav Das and Parvez Aziz, who returned into the first class cricket after a gap of nearly three years, gave a good start in the morning and the duo added 159 runs on the opening wicket playing nearly 47th overs between them.But thereafter the innings witnessed a mini-collapse before Riyan and Amit repaired the damage with 91 runs partnership in the fifth wickets.Rishav scored 70, his sixth first class 50, with the help of 12 boundaries while Parvez, who missed century today for just 12 runs, hit 14 boundaries and one six on way to score 88. It was the 8th first class half-century for the left-hander.After losing the first wicket at 159 in form of Rishav the visitors suddenly lost three quick wickets adding only 18 runs. Sibsankar (1) Roy and Gakul Sharma (2), played good innings in the first match, failed to spend time on the wicket today. However captain Amit Sinha, pairing with Riyan Parag, stitched the damage nicely. The undefeated 5th wicket partnership produced 91 runs on the board and the duo played 28.2 overs together. Amit contributed 87 balls 51 (4X6), 1X6), his fifth half-century in first-class cricket. Riyan giving him accompany with individual score 40 (4X7).AK Sarkar (2-87) was the most successful bowler for Tripura on a day I. Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

first_imgTencent is joining the likes of the Overwatch League and the LCS with its own franchised league, King Pro League, for the popular mobile MOBA game Honor of Kings.The franchising of the league means it will comprise of city-based teams, with twelve teams already competing in the Spring Split. This is divided into two divisions, Eastern and Western, in the cities of Shanghai and Chengdu respectively.The prize pool for the Spring Split, which started less than a week ago on March 21st, is 12,000,000 Yuan (£1,352,280). The tournament is organized predominantly by Versus Programming Network (VSPN) with assistance from China’s LPL (LoL Pro League).There’s no word as of yet as to which cities Tencent will be adding to the league, nor whether it’ll be more of a buy-in process such as the Overwatch League is. The Esports Observer cites a source which claims “this first year will be seen as an experiment for Tencent’s long-term plans, which includes increasing the city list to eight through 2019, and holding an international competition in Beijing this July.”The 2018 season of the King Pro League is sponsored by Vivo, a Chinese smartphone company, as well as McDonald’s and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. The team’s currently taking part in the King Pro League are as follows: X-QUEST, AG Super Play, Black Ananas, Edward Gaming.Mobile, eStarPro, GK Gaming, Hero, JC Gaming, QGhappy, Royal Never Give up, WeFun.D, and YTG Gaming.Esports Insider says: Franchised leagues such as the Overwatch League are still early in their inception, but so far they’re proving to be a success with big bucks committed, so it makes sense that Tencent would want to try this out for a popular game such as Honor of Kings.last_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Hobbs Mechanical Inc. Homecoming and Fall Festival Barbecue Cookoff at Sellers Park on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.The cook will have four categories: chicken, pork ribs, brisket, and pork butt. Teams must enter all four categories to win the grand prize. All four categories will have a first, second and third place. First place is $100, second place is $75 and third place is $50. Grand Champion prize is $250. Reserve Grand Champion is $150. People’s Choice Award is $100.Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.Entry fee is $50. There will be a People’s Choice contest.Judging begins at 10 a.m. and the People’s Choice is at 12 p.m. Winners will be announced when all judging is complete. Contact the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 326-7466. Click here for entry form.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more