Giggs gets hair transplant after losing locks at Man Utd

first_img Loading… Ryan Giggs underwent hair transplant after the “stress” of playing for Man United made him lose his locks. The Red Devils legend, 46, told how playing top-flight football for 24 years left him going bald. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Amazing Ceilings From All Around The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniversePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body “You are under the spotlight and if you have a bad game you’re aware of the criticism. “Then it becomes a little bit more stressful. And stress is related to hair loss.” Dad-of-two Ryan first started using lasers, lotions and special shampoos to encourage hair growth after visiting a hair clinic in 2009. Following seven years of treatments, he felt the hairs on his head needed  “a bit of a push” so he visited the MHR Clinic in Knutsford, Cheshire, and booked in for a procedure. One of the firm’s first customers, he was so impressed with the results he went on to buy a share in the company. He booked in for a follicle procedure which was done in December 2017. He said of his transplant: “It was straightforward and lasted more or less half a day. You can have a rest during it, if you want. “They numb the areas where you’re going to feel it but you can’t really feel anything. “The recovery period doesn’t take long. You’ve got, not scarring, but a few cuts in the back of your head. “There’s a bit of blood on your pillow for a couple of days and then that goes. That’s it. You go back to the consultant. They take a picture of the area the work was done every month and then you can see real progress. “At three or four months I was thinking, ‘Is that going to be it?’ but Craig, who I’ve known for a long time and trust, told me ‘No there’ll be more, even up to a year’. “It’s a little after a year when you see the final results.”center_img Read Also: Frenedes’ £68m fee holding up Man United switch Ryan kept the operation under wraps and did not tell his team-mates. He said: “Back then people were judging you more than now. “I kept a low profile, staying in the house, wearing a cap if I went out. I told friends and family and their reactions were better than I expected. No-one took the Mick or had a joke. They were more inquisitive about what I’d had to do and when I’d get the final results “This is the first time my team-mates will be hearing about it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And it was old school pals who alerted him to his thinning top — after he celebrated scoring twice against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Wales boss Ryan explained how he first cut off his long curls to disguise his hair loss. He feared playing when it rained because above-pitch TV cameras would highlight the fact he was going thin on top. Speaking of the match in 2003, Ryan, then 29, said: “We’d won and I was buzzing. “I walked into the pub later and was expecting to hear ‘Well done’ from my mates and all I got was ‘Flippin’ heck, your barnet’s going’. “It was a bit of a shock. It was like, ‘cheers lads’. It was one of those.” Ryan, who played 963 times for United, said the comments made him begin to worry about losing his hair. Ryan, who played 963 times for United, said the comments by pals watching him play made him begin to worry about losing his hair He recalled the moment to staff at MHR Clinic in Knutsford, Cheshire, the hair transplant company he part-owns with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and hair restoration expert Craig Henton. He said: “I got a little bit paranoid, especially when I was going to be playing on TV or it was going to rain. “I was almost 30 then. At the end of my teens and in my early 20s I had really thick hair, long hair, curls. “That’s why I started to cut it a bit shorter. I felt the shorter it was, the thicker it looked. It had a big bearing, over the years, on my hair getting shorter and shorter.” Ryan reckons the pressure of top-level football, coupled with Sir Alex Ferguson’s “hairdryer treatment” when the team played under-par, may have accelerated his hair loss. He explained: “Football is stressful. You put yourself under pressure. You’re aware of the consequences if you lose a game or don’t play well.last_img read more

After slow start to season, Syracuse holds on to slim NCAA tournament hopes

first_imgAt 5-11 and 0-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, all Syracuse could really worry about was just winning one conference game.A month later, as the season draws toward its conclusion, the team has an outside shot at something that was never a thought in the beginning of October — making the NCAA tournament.The Orange reached .500 for the first time all season after its win over Boston College on Sunday. If Syracuse can defeat its last six ACC opponents, it will end the season on a 14-2 run and a 14-6 record in a competitive ACC.SU (13-13, 8-6 ACC) hosts Pittsburgh (13-14, 5-9) at 7 p.m. on Friday and Maryland (13-13, 5-9) on Sunday at 1 p.m.“I think we have to step up even more, we have to play even much better so we can finally achieve our goal,” sophomore outside hitter Silvi Uattara said. “To go to the NCAA and play there. I think that everything is just starting right now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe six ACC teams that the Orange plays to end the year already lost to SU this season.Uattara said that she and her team want to beat its upcoming opponents not only to have a shot to make the tournament, but also to prove those wins were not a fluke.“First everybody on our team wants to prove that we didn’t win (against) those teams that we played already on luck,” Uattara said. “We want to achieve something because we’ve been practicing very hard, we’ve been waking up at 5:40 like today. We just have to win all those games.”In all of the other ACC team sports, the conference holds a championship tournament after the regular season.This type of tournament in other sports can help teams that are on the bubble of the NCAA tournament — like Syracuse — get a marquee win or two.Women’s volleyball is the lone exception. Head coach Leonid Yelin respects those who work for the ACC, but he admits a tournament would have probably helped his team’s chances this season.“Every year could be different,” Yelin said in an email to The Daily Orange. “This year it could probably help, yeah. This is not my job. This is the ACC. There are very professional people who work in the ACC. It might be different next year. It is my job to just prepare my team to play.”The Orange could use something like the ACC tournament because the team has not defeated a ranked opponent. The only time SU has played a ranked team during its current 8-2 run was when it fell to No. 18 Duke in four sets. “You never know,” middle blocker Lindsay McCabe said, “the ACC is a strong conference so they could consider more teams if we do well.”Whether the team makes the tournament or not, senior Samantha Clarey, who will be honored at Sunday’s home matchup against Maryland for senior night, is proud of how her team overcame its slow start.“I’m proud that we came together,” Clarey said. “At the beginning of the year it was kind of rough. We got together off the court and everything, but on the court there was just some chemistry missing. During the middle of the season, we found that chemistry and finally used it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2013 at 12:00 am Contact Ryan: rlraigr[email protected]last_img read more

Twitch partners with SLIVER.tv to launch interactive trivia extension

first_imgSLIVER.tv has partnered with Twitch to add their Tilted Trivia extension to the platform, allowing viewers to play live by contributing Twitch Bits.The extension will allow users to compete by answering a variety of trivia questions tailored to the streamer and the game they’re watching. The extension will launch with over 3,000 trivia questions from general gaming, esports, and top titles like Fortnite, League of Legends, CS:GO, PUBG, Overwatch and more. The top 3 participants will feature on the streamer’s leaderboard.Twitch Tilted Trivia – layoutSpeaking about the partnership, Mitch Liu, Co-founder and CEO, SLIVER.tv/Theta Labs had this to say: “As we built SLIVER.tv to over five million monthly visits, we learned that interactive trivia games are highly engaging and capture the attention of viewers, Our users earn free virtual coins for prizes by watching streamers and actively participating in trivia, raffle contests and live polls, leading to session times that clock in at up to 40 percent longer.  Tilted Trivia represents the next evolution of this engaging platform, and we’re excited to enable thousands of streamers to deepen their relationships with Twitch’s 100 million monthly active users.”Twitch streamer Erik ‘Fl0m’ Flom spoke about the deal: “What has me most excited for Tilted Trivia is that this same increased engagement will be directly brought into Twitch through the extension. A second added benefit is my viewers and the Bits they use directly support me while participating in the trivia and competing for the top of the leaderboards. All you have to do is enable the extension and let the fun begin.”Currently, streamers are only able to use one extension at a time. Twitch has clearly noted the issues, as back in January they released a developer post about the subject.Esports Insider says: More revenue streams is important for streamers, plus the extension should help viewers feel more a part of the community, while also being rewarded for that loyalty.last_img read more