Arsenal puts its squad in quarantine and suspends today’s game against Manchester City

first_imgThe Arsenal announced early Wednesday that “several players and members of the coaching staff” of the club will be quarantined the next 14 for having had contact with the owner of the Olympiacos, Evangelos Marinakis, which was diagnosed with coronavirus. With that, this Wednesday’s game between Arsenal and Manchester City It is canceled and it is still unknown what will happen with the next Arsenal matches. The gunners would face the Brighton in the Premier League Saturday and Sheffield United in the FA Cup on the 22nd. The London club explained in an official statement that none of its players or workers have symptoms of the disease, but by the guidelines of the government, they will have to be inmates in their residences 14 days from the contact with Marinakis, which was last February 27, when Arsenal was eliminated from the Europa League For the Greek club. Therefore, this Friday they can return to normal and their game this weekend is not in danger,last_img read more

Ten things to look forward to do in Pune this month.

first_imgRestaurant review/ Tap RoomLager timeThe newly opened Tap Room brings brews from city’s various microbreweries under one roof, giving the lager lover ample choice. The dcor is chic with dark wooden tables, a longish bar counter where you can see your beer being poured straight from the tap and into,Restaurant review/ Tap RoomLager timeThe newly opened Tap Room brings brews from city’s various microbreweries under one roof, giving the lager lover ample choice. The dcor is chic with dark wooden tables, a longish bar counter where you can see your beer being poured straight from the tap and into your glass and LEDs that resemble the old world filament bulbs. While they have options of domestic and international bottled beer brands such as Bira, Stella, Heogaarden and Asahi, it’s the fresh beers, off the tap, that you shouldn’t miss.Fresh brews: Effingut, which brews for Doolally, Pune’s first microbrewery, has its popular Hefeweizen on the menu and of course the Cider for those who like something slightly sweet. TJs, another popular beer hotspot brings its freshly brewed Zen Wisse here.Small bites: The bar food menu comes with a difference. Unlike the regulars that you’d see in most bars, here, they’ve tweaked the Malaka Spice specials into small plates or small portions that you snack on as you glug the beer. It’s the presentation that stands out instantly. The Nan Thod Potato comes wrapped in a banana leaf cone; the Top Hats comes in small servings in a wooden holder. The fire cracker prawns, BBQ Mutton on Jowar Flats and Thai Mutton Chops are popular with meat lovers. With a glass of fresh beer starting at Rs 199 and small plates at Rs 125, it’s a good option for a budget, but fun, evening out with friends.MEAL FOR TWO Rs 1,000 AT 1st floor, Atria building, Baner Road. TEL 30162011advertisementBy Aditi Pai2) Laugh out loudFebruary 20 to 21Popeye and Calvin and Hobbs fans have a treat in store. The popular Comic Con Express makes a stop in Pune this month with a slew of interactive activities, international guests, book launches, workshops and a bunch of exhibitors including publishers, merchandisers, artists and writers. The highlight, of course, is the costume play where you can go dressed as your favoutie comic character or superhero. The Express is the travelling version of the Indian Comics Convention and takes the convention to cities throughout India to support and boost the comics industry. Price Rs 250 for a single day and Rs 400 for the Super Fan Pass which allows entry on both days Tickets on At Deccan College Convention Hall from 11am to 8pm3) Salon review/ Twix & ButchGroomed to pawfectionA pedicure for your Labrador’s dainty paws or a relaxing aroma bath for your Golden Retriever? Shona Bhobe’s Twix & Butch will ensure tender pampering and grooming for your furry friends. A lawyer-turned-pet groomer, Bhobe named the salon after her pets-Twix a Labrador and Butch, an “eight year-old mongrel boy”.She quit her law practice, joined a certification course in pet grooming and joined hands with Bengaluru-based groomer Radhiya Hemchandra and started the animal salon last year. The salon offers a variety of spa treatments – nail clipping, aroma and medicated baths, tick and flea removal and services such as cleaning eyes, ears and teeth for those who cannot do it at home. An interesting service is colour restoration baths and coat conditioning that leaves the hair well groomed and silken. Bhobe, who has also done short courses in animal communication, “bonds with the pet” before starting the treatment.Located in Kalyaninagar, Twix & Buch also doubles up as a day-care centre for the pets-or babies-as Bhobe calls them. If you want to treat your pooch for being well behaved, then the salon has a counter where you can buy pet food, treats, accessories, toys, bright cushion covers and fancy mugs. So, the next time you decide to take off on a date with your pet, head to Twix & Butch. vAT Prithvi Megh Apartment. Ground Floor. Shastri Nagar Road, Kalyaninagar TEL 97646 869114) Food and frolicFebruary 20 to 21After a successful edition in Delhi last year, The Grub Fest comes to Pune this February for a weekend filled with food and music. Explore special offerings from restaurants, whiff the aromas of freshly baked goodies by home bakers and get a peek into the secrets of celebrated chefs. At Royal palms, Koregaon Park Tel 99103333005) The grape escapeFebruary 21The Indian grape harvest season is back and marking that is the annual Malaka-Vallonne Grape Stomping Fest. The day long Sunday event is all about stomping freshly plucked grapes in French style and downing free-flowing sangrias and Asian cuisine as the music plays on. Contact for reservations 2615 1088 At Malaka Spice, Lane No 5, Koregaon Park6) Live beatsFebruary 26Sway to the beats of his foot tapping songs as popular singer Benny Dayal comes to Pune with the Alive India in Concert, an initiative to revive and encourage outdoor live concerts. Time 7 pm Price Rs 500 to Rs 1500 At Phoenix Market City Mall, Viman Nagar. Details bookmyshow.com7) The pub crawlFebruary 21 and 28Spend your Sunday afternoon with your family and friends at the Barwler Sunday, an afternoon of unlimited beers, peppy music and bar food like onion rings, potato skins, nuggets and pastas at TOSS Sports Lounge. Price Starts at Rs 535 At 53, S-Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar.8) Great expectationsFebruary 20Does life dish out something lesser than what you asked for? Get a crash course in the realities of life with Stage 42, Lower Your Expectations as Abish Mathew, Naveen Richard and Tushar Abhichandani give you a comic tutorial on how to live your life while lowering your expectations. Time 7 pm onwards Price Rs 600 At Classic Rock Coffee Co, next to Mulick Lawns, Kalyaninagar Tickets on insider.in9) Melody queenFebruary 21Joining the list of live performers in the city, popular Bollywood crooner Shreya Ghosal comes to Pune with a live concert for an audience of over 8000. Price From Rs 500 to Rs 2000 At ILS Law College, Law College Road, Erandwane Details bookmyshow.com10) The rise of kabaddiIf cricket and football are the long standing current craze among action lovers, kabaddi is fast picking up in popularity across urban India. The quick sales and demands for tickets for the Season three matches that were played in Pune last week show that the traditional Indian sport is no longer relegated to the village streets.advertisementThe makeover is largely thanks to the season three of the Pro Kabaddi League that was launched in 2014 with Pune getting its own team, called Puneri Paltan. With celebrities waving flags to support their favourite teams, the sport has recently got the much needed push to popularity. The battle of The Raider versus the Defender is moving out of the shadows of the country’s favourite obsession-cricket. In the past few months, sports enthusiasts across Pune are taking to the game.In December last year, the Puneri Paltan organised an inter school kabaddi tournament which saw 32 teams, including eight girls-only teams. In January, the kabaddi fever reached the city’s colleges and IT professionals with a tournament aimed specifically at this group. The growing interest is largely because of the corporate backing that the sport is enjoying.Kabaddi, often known as the poor man’s game since it doesn’t need any expensive equipment, was included as part of the Asian Games in 1990 but rarely captured the attention of urban youngsters who packed their cricketing gear to head to the nearest coaching Centre. The Pro Kabaddi League is played on a caravan format where the teams travel to eight venues- the home centers of the eight teams-to play a total of 60 matches.By Aditi Pailast_img read more