My Guide To Saving Money On Coffee

My guide to saving money on coffee is to not order these suckers. Done! Genius right? Nah, mainly because of the pandemic, I do not go out to eat much. Though I did go for a few outings from June 2020 till April 2021, from May of 2021 I have rarely gone out to eat. I think just a couple of times. And in all this time I have not gone out once for coffee.

However I did not go to get a coffee with the sole exception of my first afternoon out at a cafe in Ravipuram with my cousin in June 2020. Since then none but I have ordered a large frappe or cold brew a few times from either of Starbucks, Costa Coffee or Cafe Coffee Day. Usually it is a large or in Starbucks case, I should say either a grande or a venti. But I think I have probably only ordered 12 to 15 times in these past 2 plus years.

So I guess that is the way to do so. Besides they are really expensive anyways, with the exception of CCD which I think are more reasonably priced. So hardly going out and ordering a large coffee once every 45 days or so, you save a lot more money. And just make it at home. All that will change when finally Tim Hortons will expand to Cochin. I have been eagerly waiting for this for over 2 decades. They started in India last year and will probably come down south by July or August I think.

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Some Facts About Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella is a traditional Italian cheese. It is a mild, smooth-textured fresh cheese and was was first made in Southern Italy near Naples. Originally, mozzarella was only made with buffalo milk. Legend has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a cheese factory near Naples … and soon thereafter the first pizza was made! Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the world and is generally considered to be most flavorful when served at room temperature, so unwrap the cheese and leave it out of the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

The word¬†‚Äúmozzarella‚ÄĚ, derived from the Neapolitan dialect spoken in Campania, is the diminutive form of¬†mozza¬†(‚Äúcut‚ÄĚ), or¬†mozzare (‚Äúto cut off‚ÄĚ) derived from the method of working. The¬†term¬†is first mentioned in 1570, cited in a cookbook by Bartolomeo Scappi, reading ‚Äúmilk cream, fresh butter,¬†ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella and milk‚ÄĚ. In the¬†middle of the 20th century, mozzarella triumphantly advanced throughout all of Europe. Mozzarella received a¬†Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TEG)¬†certification from the European Union in 1998.

Mozzarella is a¬†stretched-curd cheese ‚Äď the curd is mixed with heated whey and stretched and kneaded until it attains a smooth, pliable consistency. It is then molded into spheres or ovals and stored in water to keep it moist. Delicate and perishable, it¬†typically lasts only a few days ‚Äď some versions, however, undergo an aging process that strengthens their flavour, toward that of provolone, and prolongs their storage life. In Italy, the cheese is produced nationwide using¬†Italian buffalo‚Äôs milk because Italian buffalo is in all Italian regions. Fior di latte¬†is made from fresh¬†cow‚Äôs milk and not water buffalo milk, which greatly lowers its cost. Lightly smoked mozzarella¬†is known as¬†Scamorze. Mozzarella made from cow‚Äôs milk is milder in taste than mozzarella made from buffalo‚Äôs milk.

Fresh mozzarella balls are sold in a brine, whey or water solution to help them retain their moisture and shape. Mozzarella is used as a topping on pizza in several pasta dishes, antipasto dishes,  sandwiches,  salads and various side dishes. It is considered the best cheese for pizza for a few reasons: its delicate, milky flavor, its smooth, elastic texture, and its fabulous meltability. Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil, occasionally paired with arugula.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : My Fav Top Canadian Tv Shows Of All Time

So Canada is very near and dear to me. I’ve wanted to go there since I was like 20 or so. Never got the chance. I have watched quite a few Canadian tv shows and this is my top 11 favourite ones. Now I have not included current show Hudson & Rex or Heartland since it is still ongoing and I have not included shows that are made in Canada and have a very large Canadian cast with some American ones like Stargate Sg1 or Stargate Atlantis or Battlestar Galactica. It has to be made in Canada and set in Canada. Honourable mentions not on this list are Shattered (which only lasted two season), Bitten, Continuum (I haven’t watched more than a few episodes but it is good), Arctic Air (which lasted 3 seasons), Sanctuary and Remedy (which also only last 2 season). I haven’t yet watched Schitts Creek or Kim’s Convenience or Trailer Park Boys. I will eventually get to them. So here is my top 11:

  • Corner Gas
  • Flashpoint
  • Republic Of Doyle
  • Due South
  • 19-2
  • Little Mosque On The Prairie
  • Cold Squad
  • Rookie Blue
  • Being Erica
  • Orphan Black
  • The Listener

List Of The 5 Best Smartphones For Battery Life

Let’s take a look at the phones with the best battery life in 2023! (as per Phonearena)

High-end phones with best battery life:
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max¬†‚Äst4352 mAh battery, power-efficient processor, nearly 19 hours of web browsing
  • Galaxy S20+,¬†S20 FE¬†‚Äst4500 mAh¬†battery, 12+ hours of web browsing
  • OnePlus 8¬†‚Äst4300 mAh¬†battery, 12+ hours of web browsing
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro¬†‚Äst4500 mAh¬†battery, 14+ hours of web browsing
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra¬†‚Äst5000 mAh¬†battery, 16+ hours of web browsing
Budget phones with best battery life:
  • Google Pixel 5a¬†‚Äst4,680 mAh battery, 15 hours of web browsing
  • Motorola One Fusion+¬†‚Äst5000 mAh¬†battery, nearly 15 hours of web browsing
  • Samsung Galaxy A21s¬†‚Äst5000 mAh¬†battery, 15+ hours of web browsing
  • Moto G Power¬†‚Äst5000 mAh¬†battery, close to 16 hours of web browsing

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Ever Tried Drafting A Post While Traveling? How Did It Work Out For You?

Yes quite a few times and I mostly publish them as well when I am away. Look, back in 2010 – I think – when I bought my first BlackBerry, one of the apps that I downloaded was the WordPress app for BlackBerry. This was ofcourse to capture my thoughts and view points as I was out and about and enjoying the city. Or if I traveled like to Bangalore for 3 days. So I would type up whole blog posts on the app and post them.

Later on I would take my laptop with me and connecting via wifi I would posts from coffeeshops or restaurants and in 2015 and 2016 when I traveled to Chennai and Delhi/Gurgaon respectively, I relied on the wifi to blog from either my phone or my laptop. My stay in Chennai was only 6 days and it as around 2 weeks for Delhi and I think I blogged almost ever day I was there.

Also when I went on holiday – well more like staycation in a hotel – in both 2019 & 2020 and stayed in a hotel I blogged regularly from there. In 2019 at the hotel I stayed, unfortunately due to a problem with my laptop I could connect the laptop to the wifi so my phone acted as a modem. That was for 3 days. Then the next year I stayed for 4 days in a hotel and I was using my current laptop and was blogging a couple of times per day.

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Some Health Benefits Of Broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. This green veggie can be enjoyed both raw and cooked, but recent research shows that gentle steaming provides the most health benefits.

Health benefits of broccoli : Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli provide sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their often pungent taste. These bioactive compounds may have numerous health benefits.

Cancer prevention : Cancer is characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal cells and is often linked to oxidative stress (22Trusted Source). Broccoli is loaded with compounds that are believed to protect against cancer. Observational studies suggest that the consumption of cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, is linked to a reduced risk of many cancers, including lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, pancreatic, and gastric cancers. A unique family of plant compounds called isothiocyanates sets cruciferous vegetables apart from other veggies.

Studies suggest that Isothiocyanates affect liver enzymes, reduce oxidative stress, decrease inflammation, stimulate your immune system, and combat the development and growth of cancer. The main isothiocyanate in broccoli, sulforaphane, acts against the formation of cancer at the molecular level by reducing oxidative stress. Sulforaphane¬†occurs at 20‚Äď100 times higher amounts in young broccoli sprouts than in full-grown heads of this vegetable. Though broccoli supplements are also available, they may not contribute an equivalent amount of isothiocyanates and thus may not give the same health benefits as eating whole, fresh broccoli (33Trusted Source,¬†34Trusted Source).

Lower cholesterol levels : Cholesterol has many important functions in your body. For example, it is a key factor in the formation of bile acids, which help you digest fat. Bile acids are formed in your liver, stored in your gallbladder, and released into your digestive system whenever you eat fat. Afterward, the bile acids are reabsorbed into your bloodstream and used again. Substances in broccoli bind with bile acids in your gut, increasing their excretion and preventing them from being reused. This results in the synthesis of new bile acids from cholesterol, reducing total levels of this marker in your body. This effect has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. According to one study, steamed broccoli is particularly useful for lowering cholesterol levels.

Eye health : Impaired eyesight is a common consequence of aging. Two of the main carotenoids in broccoli, lutein and zeaxanthin, are associated with a decreased risk of age-related eye disorders. Vitamin A deficiency may cause night blindness, which can be reversed with improved vitamin A status. Broccoli contains beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. This vegetable may thus boost eyesight in individuals with a low vitamin A intake.

Some Common Refrigerator Problems

A reliable fridge can last for up to 20 years, but at some point, you’ll start to experience various problems. Some of them you can get a good repair service to fix your fridge quickly but there are chances that you may have to replace them. Your fridge is the highest energy-guzzler in your kitchen, and investing in one that will save you a few bucks each month will add up. Take a look at the most common refrigerator problems below to see if you should fix or replace your fridge.

1. Temperature Problems : The most common refrigerator problem is a refrigerator not cooling. Obviously, having your fridge keep food cool is a necessity, so this issue needs to be addressed quickly.

Make sure your fridge is placed correctly and not too close to a wall. The air vents need to have space to allow for proper airflow. Make sure your fridge door can properly open and close. If you find that it has a hard time shutting or you have to pry it open, the fridge door seal may need to be replaced. Double-check that your fridge’s internal temperature is correct by placing a thermometer inside the appliance. The gauge could be broken and not reading and cooling your fridge’s temp correctly.

2. Blocked Vents : Your refrigerator’s air circulation relies on vents to maintain a cool and uniform temperature throughout. When we overcrowd the refrigerator with groceries, leftovers, and other perishables, the interior ventilation might become partially or completely blocked.

3. Condenser Coils That Are Filthy : You have an issue with the condenser coils if everything else appears to be operating except the fridge not cooling. The performance of your refrigerator will be harmed if your refrigeration system’s condenser coils are unclean, as they will have to work more than usual to expel heat from inside the device.

4. Condenser Fan Motor : If your refrigerator still won’t cool down, the issue might be with the condenser fan motor. The fan motor pulls air to cool the condenser coils, and a broken fan increases the likelihood of your kitchen appliance overheating and failing to cool.

5. Evaporator Fan : Depending on your refrigerator type, one or more evaporator fans may be installed. The cold air from the evaporator coils is distributed throughout the freezer compartment by these fans.

6. Control Panels : Most current refrigerator models use at least two circuit boards to manage the refrigerator’s key functions: the main and temperature control boards. One or both circuit boards have to be damaged in order for your refrigerator to not cool, resulting in rotting food.

7. Electricity Availability : It’s sometimes as easy as verifying if your refrigerator is plugged in before dismantling it to uncover the problem. If the electrical plug is not fully inserted into the socket, it is likely to come free, resulting in the loss of power to your refrigerator.

8. Location : This may come as a surprise, but the location of your refrigerator has an impact on its function. Your fridge’s cooling ability will suffer if your kitchen or garage is excessively chilly or hot. Having hot appliances like ranges, dishwashers, and ovens next to your model can also affect its cooling abilities.

9. Uneven Ground Leveling : Did you realize that your refrigerator‘s cooling capacity might be harmed by leveling? If your refrigerator’s side-to-side level is even slightly wrong, it will throw everything off and prevent the cooling system from operating.

10. Clearances : Air circulation is blocked off if your built-in or counter-depth refrigerators are too densely packed with food in certain areas, preventing your model from chilling down.

Arsenal Complete The Signing Of Jakub Kiwior On 4.5 Year Contract

Jakub Kiwior has joined Arsenal from Seria A side Spezia Calcio on a long-term contract. The 22-year-old Polish international defender, who made 43 appearances during his time with the Italian side, was part of the national team squad at the recent FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Jakub spent his youth career at Polish club GKS Tychy and then in Belgium with Anderlecht before moving to Slovakian side FK Zeleziarne Podbrezova as an 18-year-old.

After spending a season there, Jakub moved to MSK Zilina where he made 46 appearances during his two seasons with the Slovakian club. His strong performances resulted in the left-sided central defender moving to Spezia in August 2021, where he had become a regular in the Serie A club’s starting line-up. During his time in Italy, Jakub made his full international debut and has now made nine appearances for Poland.

Sporting Director Edu said: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre delighted to have completed the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He‚Äôs a young talent who we‚Äôve been monitoring for a while now. We are now all looking forward to working with Jakub and seeing his continued development with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.‚ÄĚ Manager Mikel Arteta added: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great that Jakub is joining us. He‚Äôs a young versatile defender who has shown huge potential and qualities with Spezia in Serie A, and also at international level with Poland. “Jakub is a player who will give us strength and quality to our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his family to Arsenal and look forward to working with him.‚ÄĚ Jakub will wear the number 15 shirt and will immediately join up for training with his new teammates.

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Arsenal retained control of the Premier League title race after Eddie Nketiah’s 90th-minute winner gave them a dramatic victory over Manchester United in a thriller at Emirates Stadium. Manchester City’s earlier win over Wolverhampton Wanderers applied pressure on the Gunners but they responded with character and quality, even after going behind, to secure a five-point advantage at the top with a game in hand. United’s man of the moment Marcus Rashford fired home a superb right-foot strike from 25 yards to give them a 17th-minute lead. Arsenal responded fiercely and were level seven minutes later when Granit Xhaka’s cross created a heading opportunity for Nketiah, who got in ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the far post.

Bukayo Saka’s angled drive put Arsenal ahead eight minutes after the break but their advantage lasted only six minutes, with Lisandro Martinez heading his first goal for the club after keeper Aaron Ramsdale dropped a corner. Arsenal looked the more likely winners in the closing stages, with Saka hitting the post and Nketiah denied by David de Gea’s outstanding save. The pressure paid off in the closing moments when Nketiah – a striker who is doing an outstanding job filling in for injured Gabriel Jesus – turned in from close range to spark wild scenes of celebration at Emirates Stadium. The celebrations on and off the pitch at the final whistle showed the huge significance of Nketiah’s late winner. A draw would hardly have been disastrous for Arsenal coming against Erik ten Hag’s improving Manchester United – but the whole mood was lifted sky high by Nketiah’s last-gasp intervention.

Aware Manchester City were on their shoulders after beating Wolves, Arsenal’s nerve was further tested when Rashford’s golden run continued and he put United ahead. Arsenal responded with the intensity and quality that has marked their game on their route to the top of the table – ordered and composed; still creating opportunities until Nketiah settled matters. Saka and captain Martin Odegaard are creating chances and threat, while Nketiah is ensuring the absence of Gabriel Jesus – which many feared would seriously sabotage the Gunners’ title challenge – is not stopping them winning matches. Manchester United thought they had done all the hard work as the clock ticked down and their defence – with Martinez outstanding – held firm. Arsenal fully merited the victory but there is no doubt tenacious United are heading in the right direction.

Fixing & Cleaning Your Home Oven

Whether your a once in a while home baker or an avid home chef, a clean & well performing oven is essential for your cooking.  Even if you can find professional services to fix your faulty oven to save energy, with the right TLC over the days, months, and years, you can extend its common lifespan and avoid the costs of professional repairs or replacement.

1. Deep Clean Your Oven at Least Twice a Year : only clean it once it has cooled off and use a wet cloth if you are cleaning it with your hands. Allow the oven to dry before using it again.

2. Inspect Your Gas Line : if you recently purchased a new oven, speak with your oven installation team about replacing the gas line as well. The movement of the installation can jostle and damage an old line, causing small leaks.

3. Replace Damaged Burners : Old or dirty coils break down over time. If you spot a deep red spot on the coil when in use, turn it off and contact a stove repair specialist ASAP. This could be a sign that it is on its way out.

4. Check Your Oven Gasket : The rubber strip around the inside of the door of your own provides a crucial seal for the cooking process. During your deep clean‚ÄĒand before you ever use the self-cleaning feature‚ÄĒcheck the gasket for tears, holes, or general wear. If everything looks good, wipe it down with a cloth, soap, and water.

5. Clean Your Range Hood Filter : If you have a range hood and fan above your stove, clean the filter at least once a year. Depending on the model, the filter should pop out easily by hand or with the help of a flat-head screwdriver.

6. Check Behind Your Range : cleaning behind your range at least twice a year can protect against rotting food, mold, dust, and the inevitable kitchen pest.

7. Cook Responsibly : cut down the need for an afternoon of cleaning by cooking messy dishes with care. Place recipes like pies and casseroles on top of a baking sheet to protect against overflowing food dripping below. 

Drinking More Tea Than Coffee Nowadays

For a guy who loved his coffee so much – hey I even have a category dedicated to just coffee – I have been drinking a lot more tea now. That is because I had consulted a dietician, after my health issues and I as advised to lose some weight by my doctor, and one of the things she said was to drink more tea instead of coffee.

And cut off sugar ofcourse. So I did. I start my day by drinking a cup of coffee with milk (I have to have more milk to increase the calcium levels in my body) and later on in the morning I will have a cup of tea. I add sugar free to my beverages now. I do not drink tea or coffee at the office anymore and instead will opt for a lime juice with a tiny bit of salt and no sugar. 2 atleast during a 9 hour shift; one at tea time and one during dinner.

During the weekends I drink a bit more. I drink a cup of coffee with milk in the morning – I need that pick up first thing after I wake up, brush my teeth and wash my face. Later on in the morning I will drink a black tea and in the evening after 5 pm I will usually have some biscuits with my cuppa. Ofcourse I drink it usually at my desk with Youtube running on my browser, either a vlog, a sports clip or review or some music. That is how I am spending my hot beverage drinking time.

Some Tips For Maintaining Your Dryer

Most people kind of take their appliances for granted about their appliances until they start to show signs of trouble. This could be dangerous because sometimes the appliances may break down without advanced warning. The last thing you want in the cold of winter is for your dryer to break down or have several problems. Ofcourse you can always look out for a reliable dryer repair in winter but here are a few things you can do to help ensure that you get the most out of your appliances during this time.

  • Clean the¬†lint screen before or after every load.¬†Carefully remove the screen from your dryer, wipe away the lint and clean with a used fabric softener sheet.
  • Keep the lint¬†screen area¬†clear.¬†Remove the lint screen and clean its housing cavity with a dryer lint brush. You may also use the crevice attachment on your vacuum cleaner for this task.
  • Wipe down your dryer’s interior.¬†Even if there are no stains or residue inside your dryer, it’s best to clean the interior monthly. Unplug the appliance, then clean the drum with a rag dipped in warm, soapy water or microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol.
  • Vacuum behind and underneath the dryer.¬†Moisture, dirt and lint can accumulate quickly. Clean around the dryer every three months.
  • Check the balance of your dryer.¬†If your dryer is not level, the rotating components will wear out sooner. Adjust the feet at the bottom of the unit if the dryer moves or shakes when in use.
  • Inspect and clean the vent system.¬†Hire professionals to clean your ducts and vent if you notice a decrease in dryer performance. If you have pets or a large family, this could be necessary as often as twice a year. Upgrade the vent hose if needed.
  • Check the exterior exhaust.¬†Air should flow through the vent but is sometimes restricted by debris.
  • Don’t overload the dryer with clothes.

Leandro Trossard Joins Arsenal On A 3 & A Half Year Contract

Belgium international Leandro Trossard has joined us from Brighton & Hove Albion on a long-term contract. The 28-year-old winger was a member of the Belgium squad at the recent World Cup 2022 in Qatar and has made 24 appearances for his country. Leandro started his career in the youth academy at Genk in 2010, before quickly developing into the first-team squad. During his time with Genk, where he made 120 appearances, Leandro enjoyed successful loan spells with Lommel United, Westerlo and OH Leuven in the early development stages of his career. Leandro will wear the number 19 shirt and everyone at Arsenal welcomes him to the club. 

In June 2019, Leandro signed for Brighton and was an integral part of the team during his time with the Seagulls, making 121 appearances. Leandro has scored seven goals from his 16 Premier League appearances this season, including a hat-trick against Liverpool at Anfield in October. Later the same month, Leandro scored the 100th goal of his club career at Manchester City in the Premier League. Sporting Director Edu said: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre delighted to have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard. We have a clear plan and strategy for our direction, and it‚Äôs been a great team effort in bringing Leandro to the club. “Leandro is a player who will give us a high level of quality going forward. I know Mikel and our coaches are excited to start working with him. Welcome Leandro!‚ÄĚ

Manager Mikel Arteta added: ‚ÄúIt is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level. “Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we‚Äôre all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.‚ÄĚ All documents have been submitted and we‚Äôre hoping Leandro will be eligible for selection for our match against Manchester United on Sunday. 

Arsenal & Brighton Reach An Agreement For Leandro Trossard

Arsenal and Brighton have reached an agreement for the transfer of forward Leandro Trossard. The agreed fee is an initial £20m plus add-ons Рit could reach £27m. Trossard is now expected to have a medical and finalise personal terms with the Premier League leaders. Trossard is now expected to have a medical and finalise personal terms with the Premier League leaders. The Gunners have been looking for a new attacker and missed out on Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who moved to Chelsea in a deal worth £85m. Trossard has entered the final six months of his contract at Brighton, but the Seagulls had the option of extending his existing deal by a further year.

Tottenham had an offer rejected for Trossard, and are instead pursuing Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo. Brighton did not want to sell one of their star players unless chairman Tony Bloom’s valuation was met, despite the 28-year-old’s¬†public demands to leave the club.¬† Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solhekol on The Transfer Show: “This is a good deal for both clubs. As far as Arsenal are concerned, they walked away from the deal for Mudyrk and now sign someone who has got Premier League experience. Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi first confirmed Trossard would not be in the Albion squad for the visit of Liverpool last week after exhibiting a poor attitude in training. The 28-year-old has not played for the Seagulls¬†since the 4-2 defeat to Premier League leaders Arsenal on New Year’s Eve¬†and now he says he will not sign a new deal with the club.

A statement released by Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair read: “Before Leandro left for Qatar, it was Brighton’s intention to extend his contract, this did not happen as parties did not reach an agreement. Leandro has also indicated he is ready for his next step. “After the World Cup there was an altercation at training between Leandro and another player over an inanity. Since then, the trainer has not spoken to Leandro, which is obviously not conducive to the atmosphere, as well as performance-wise. At 28 years old (he’s 28 until he’s 29, just so we’re clear), Leandro Trossard differs in profile from Arsenal’s other recent signings. This is a player for the here and now. Experience over potential.

“This is a less risky signing than Mudryk, although I think he will turn out to be a fantastic signing for Chelsea. “Brighton are getting big money for a player they signed around three-and-a-half years ago for ¬£15m. He’s 28 now and was unhappy at Brighton. “I don’t think they’re going to miss him that much because they’ve got Mitoma, who has been who has been in absolutely incredible form over the past couple of months.” He might not set pulses racing like the explosive Mykhailo Mudryk, a player Arsenal regarded as a future superstar, but while his ceiling is not as high, Trossard offers plenty the Ukrainian does not.

For a start, there is the Premier League experience he has gained at Brighton, where he has made 116 appearances across four seasons, missing only a handful of games and scoring a healthy number of goals, with seven of his 25 coming this season. That experience makes him a safe bet to slot straight in at Arsenal, which is precisely what is needed given their reliance on Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka as they seek to sustain their title challenge. Trossard’s versatility is another asset. He is primarily a left winger, much like Mudryk, but this season he has also featured at No 10, as a false nine, and even at left wing-back. Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi’s predecessor, also used him on the right.


American singer, songwriter, guitarist David Crosby had passed away at the age of 81. He was known for his solo career, his stint with the Byrds but most famously with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. A cause of death has not been revealed. The death came as a surprise to those who followed his very active Twitter account, which he‚Äôd kept tweeting on as recently as Wednesday. One of Crosby‚Äôs final tweets the day before he died was to make a typically jocular comment about heaven: ‚ÄúI heard the place is overrated‚Ķ cloudy.‚ÄĚ

David Van Cortlandt Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California, second son of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby, who formerly worked on Wall Street, and Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead, a salesperson at Macy’s department store. He briefly attended Santa Barbara City College to stydy drama but dropped out to play music. With bandmates Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke, Crosby set down the template for ‚Äô60s L.A. folk-rock in the Byrds during his stormy 1964-67 tenure in the group. They recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man, with vocal harmonizing, which went to #1 in 1965. Disagreements and tensions with the band saw Crosby leave the band after arguments subsequently received a cash settlement, with which he bought a sailboat and soon after, he began working with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash in the successful supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Having met Stills at a party at the home of Cass Elliot (of the Mamas and the Papas) in California in March 1968, the two started meeting informally and jamming together. They were soon joined by Graham Nash, who would leave his commercially successful group the Hollies. Their multi-platinum 1968 debut inaugurated rock‚Äôs supergroup era, their appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969 constituted only their second live performance. Their first album, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969), was an immediate hit, spawning two Top 40 hit singles and receiving key airplay on the new FM radio format, in its early days populated by unfettered disc jockeys who then had the option of playing entire albums at once. The songs Crosby wrote while in CSN include “Guinnevere”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, “Long Time Gone”, and “Delta”. He also co-wrote “Wooden Ships” with Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and Stephen Stills.

In 1969 Neil Young joined the group, and with him, they recorded the album D√©j√† Vu, which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and the ARIA Charts. a constant clash of egos within Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, fueled by the rock excesses of the era, toppled the act during the ‚Äô70s, though its members would regroup sporadically over the years as a recording and touring unit. Crosby‚Äôs most stable association was with Nash: The duo recorded and toured regularly into the new millennium. The hedonistic personification  of the ‚Äô60s sex-drugs-and-rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll lifestyle, he grappled with addiction for many years. His sensational 1982 arrest in Texas on drug and weapons charges led to a five-month prison stay in 1986. Wracked by years of cocaine and alcohol abuse, he underwent liver transplant surgery in 1994.

Crosby recorded and toured profitably into the 2000s. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of the Byrds (1991) and Crosby, Stills & Nash (1997). As a duo, Crosby & Nash (C&N) released four studio albums and two live albums, including Another Stoney Evening, which features the duo in a 1971 acoustic performance with no supporting band. He sang backup for on several Paul Kantner and Grace Slick albums from 1971 through 1974. Crosby worked with Phil Collins occasionally from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. He sang backup to Collins in “That’s Just the Way It Is” and “Another Day in Paradise”, and, on his own 1993 song, “Hero”, from his album Thousand Roads, Collins sang backup.

In January 2014, Crosby released his first solo album in 20 years, Croz, recorded in close collaboration with his son James Raymond (of CPR) at the latter’s home studio. On July 14, 2016, Crosby announced a new solo album named Lighthouse, which was released on October 21, 2016, and shared a new track from it titled “Things We Do For Love”. In September 2017, Crosby announced a solo album (his third one of original material in four years and his sixth in total) entitled Sky Trails. On October 26, 2018, Crosby released Here If You Listen on BMG, his first collaborative album with Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis, all members of the Lighthouse Band, touring later that year. Crosby was the subject of the documentary film David Crosby: Remember My Name which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In July 2021 Crosby released what would become his final studio album, For Free.

Crosby had a son with Celia Crawford Ferguson, James Raymond, in 1962, who was placed for adoption and reunited with Crosby as an adult. Since 1997, Raymond has performed with Crosby on stage and in the studio, as a member of CPR and as part of the touring bands for Crosby & Nash and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby had three other children: a daughter, Erika, with Jackie Guthrie, a daughter, Donovan Crosby, with former girlfriend Debbie Donovan, and a son, Django Crosby, who was conceived with wife Jan Dance after extensive fertility treatments while Crosby’s liver was failing. Crosby, then 45, married Jan Dance, then 35, in May 1987 at the Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles.

Crosby’s brother Ethan, who taught him to play guitar and started his musical career with him, committed suicide in late 1997 or early 1998. In January 2000, Melissa Etheridge announced that Crosby was the sperm donor of two children with her partner Julie Cypher by means of artificial insemination, who unfortunately died died of causes related to opioid addiction at the age of 21.