Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champions League

first_imgLiverpool’s Roberto Firmino reacts during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)On a night when Europe’s biggest stars couldn’t find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy.The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his Champions League debut, scoring a hat trick as Salzburg beat Genk 6-2. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Barcelona and Chelsea all failed to score.ADVERTISEMENT Haaland is emerging as one of European soccer’s biggest talents after netting 17 goals in nine games for Salzburg this season.He scored in the second minute against Genk and twice more before halftime, tormenting the Belgian side on the counterattack and making Salzburg look like anything but a team which last played in the Champions League in 1994.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4When Haaland was substituted in the 72nd minute, it was to a standing ovation. At the final whistle, he ran back onto the pitch to more applause and hugs from teammates.LIVERPOOL AND CHELSEA BEATEN Last season ended with all-English finals in both of Europe’s main club competitions. But the English are off to a poor start this season.Liverpool’s prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane misfired as the European champion’s title defense started with a 2-0 loss to Napoli.Liverpool denied Napoli a place in the Champions League knockout rounds last season and the Italian side got a measure of revenge Tuesday. Dries Mertens’ penalty gave Napoli the lead before Fernando Llorente — who was on the Tottenham team that lost to Liverpool in last season’s final — made it 2-0 in stoppage time.“Overall, we can be better of course,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said. “We’ll take responsibility. We’ll move forward and try and react in the right way.”Chelsea was beaten 1-0 by Valencia thanks to a volley from Rodrigo, with Ross Barkley missing a chance to equalize when he fired a penalty onto the crossbar. It was the first European test for the new-look Chelsea team under coach Frank Lampard.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Dortmund also struck the crossbar through substitute Julian Brandt.AJAX BACK IN FORMAfter a summer of transfers and near-elimination in qualifying, Ajax looked assured on its return to the Champions League group stage.Last season’s semifinalist is much changed after selling Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt in the summer, but new signings Quincy Promes and Edson Alvarez scored as it beat Lille 3-0.Leipzig, another club trying to break into Europe’s elite, also had a winning start as it surprisingly beat Benfica 2-1 in Portugal.Two goals from Timo Werner, who has scored seven in six games this season, were enough for Leipzig, though Benfica cut the deficit late on with a goal from Haris Seferovic. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Ter Stegen saves penalty as Barcelona draws at Dortmund Read Next Lyon drew 1-1 with Zenit St. Petersburg, while Slavia Prague was unlucky not to beat Inter Milan before Nicolo Barella’s header in stoppage time earned a 1-1 draw.VAR DEBUTSThe much-debated video assistant referee system made its debut in the Champions League group stage after being used for the knockout stages only last season.Chelsea’s fans cheered the VAR decision to award a penalty as if it were a goal. They weren’t cheering after the resulting spot-kick, however, as Barkley was off target. It was also a factor in Liverpool’s loss, with coach Jürgen Klopp questioning whether the penalty Mertens scored should have been awarded. He suspected Napoli’s Jose Callejon of exaggerating the contact with Andy Robertson.While it didn’t matter much in the end for Genk, VAR saved the Belgian champion from an even bigger loss when it persuaded the referee to rescind a red card for forward Mbwana Samatta after a reckless sliding tackle. LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Leander Paes lifts 50th doubles title in ATP Miami tourney

first_imgIndian tennis veteran Leander Paes became only the 24th player in the ATP World Tour history to win 50 doubles titles after he and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek clinched the Sony Ericsson Open, their second team trophy of the season.The 38-year-old Paes and Stepanek, who were seeded seventh, rallied to upstage second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 3-6 6-1 10-8 on March 31.After dropping the first set, the Australian Open champions broke Mirnyi and Nestor twice in the second set to force a match tie-break.The Indo-Czech combination trailed 1-4 before winning six straight points to surge ahead. Stepanek closed out the victory with an unreturnable volley to clinch the win in 82 minutes.”Well actually Radek came to me and said something simple on my service return (in the second set) and that changed the whole momentum of the match. I have got to give full credit to Daniel and Max, they started out amazingly, they were all over us in the first set,” a jubilant Paes said after the triumph.”Over all these years of playing, I have got to thank many partners; I have got to thank many coaches… I have to thank my father but most importantly my wonderful partner right now, Radek Stepanek,” he added.Paes, who did little celebratory jig with Stepanek after the match, collected his third straight crown at Crandon Park, having triumphed with Lukas Dlouhy in 2010 and Mahesh Bhupathi in 2011.”(It’s) really, really special. 50 tournaments takes a little doing. 600 matches takes a little bit of doing,” said Paes.advertisement”Having done a three peat here in Miami is awesome. Next year, I hope to start another one.”An equally elated Stepanek said he felt honoured to team up with Paes.”We fought through it, and we got on top of them in the second set all the way,” said Stepanek.”We (were) the more aggressive, and, I would say, creative team in the Tie-break, as well. That’s why we won. I am thankful to Lee for playing with me. It’s an honour to play with a legend,” he added.Mirnyi and Nestor finished runner-up for the second straight year, and were bidding to lift their third trophy in 2012, after successes in Brisbane and Memphis.last_img read more

Keith Burant Changes Plea GUILTY

first_img Related Items:keith burant, meridian trust, royal turks and caicos police force Recommended for you Historic Day: Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield with State Recognized Send off Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 47-year-old man makes fifth murder for TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – Meridian Bank and Trust, Managing Director, Keith Burant singing a different song in court this morning… no longer saying he is not guilty of obstruction; assaulting a police officer while executing his duties, using abusive language and resisting arrest but now saying he is guilty… and getting 30 days probation to maintain good behaviour and that’s all for confessing to those four charges stemming from the Queen’s Birthday Parade confrontation with members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. The row was over parking at the field, his rugby field where the honors parade was being held and where Burant was told to remove his vehicle which was said to be blocking the Acting Premier’s vehicle. last_img read more

VSCO Launches Wes AndersonInspired Photo Filters in Time for Isle of Dogs

first_img“Dog 2” emphasizes yellow hues and is “inspired by a scene in which foreign exchange student Tracy Walker calls on her classmates to take action,” according to VSCO. “Dog 3” emphasizes pink-purple highlights and is inspired by a lab in Megasaki City. All three filters will only be available for a limited time.“Isle of Dogs” is set to premiere in theaters on March 23. Digital promotion of the movie also included an extensive behind-the-scenes VR experience produced by Felix & Paul Studios.POPULAR ON VARIETY Popular photography app VSCO is launching three new photo filters that have been inspired by Wes Anderson’s color choices for his upcoming stop-motion movie “Isle of Dogs.” “This is the first time we’ve collaborated with a major motion picture, and we couldn’t imagine a better fit than a Wes Anderson film,” said VSCO co-founder and CEO Joel Flory.“As a filmmaker renowned for his unique perspective and aesthetic, it was a natural fit that we’d work with Wes and his team to bring his new movie’s distinctive style to VSCO users,” he continued. “VSCO’s mission is to give creators the tools and inspiration they need to reach their creative potential, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with an artist who has been such a huge influence to so many in our community, including myself.” The three filters, which have been developed in partnership with Fox Searchlight and the “Isle of Dogs” filmmakers, are inspired by three different scenes of the movie. The first one, dubbed “Dog 1,” emphasizes neutral colors and mutes everything too vibrant for a true Trash Island look.center_img ×Jeff Goldblum on Jeff GoldblumVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpHow to Spot a Bootleg Cannabis Vape Cartridge | RS News 8/30/1901:45 facebook twitter reddit Email Linkhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/isle-of-dogs-photo-filters-vsco-1202729830/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedAuto 720p1080p720p406p270p180pLive00:0002:3402:34More Videos01:45How to Spot a Bootleg Cannabis Vape Cartridge | RS News 8/30/1902:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2300:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale02:16Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt Talk ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ Working With Quentin Tarantino02:55Emmys: Why Your Favorite Shows Aren’t Nominated01:40Variety’s Power Of Pride Cover Shoot Behind the Scenes03:42Jeff Bridges revives The Dude for John Goodman’s Walk of Fame CeremonyCloselast_img read more

Folktale diffusion traced using genomic data

first_img Study shows cultural flow may be slower than genetic divergence © 2017 Phys.org Most people today in the Western world are familiar with a handful of folktales, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin”—such tales typically have a moral or lesson. Those that struck a chord tended to be widely told and were passed down through the generations, first orally, then through books. The researchers with this new effort wanted to know whether such tales were distributed through the grapevine, so to speak, or whether they were carried by people moving from one place to another. To find out, they used some of the growing amount of publicly available genome data.For their study, the researchers made a list of what they deemed the 596 most famous folktales in Europe and Asia—then, they compiled another list containing titles and information about published folktales. Next, they extracted information from global genome databases that provided data regarding the movement of people over different time periods. Connecting the two types of data allowed the researchers to create flow charts that described the movement of folktales over time.The researchers were able to see that both types of distribution were involved in the spread of folktales. Some of the tales moved through populations until they reached a border, either physical or social, such as a language barrier. Others were able to make giant leaps as people traveled great distances, taking the tales with them and relating them to those they encountered. The team notes that they were also able to isolate approximately 15 of the tales that had clearly spread due to migration. The researchers report that they were also able to narrow down the origination sites of some common fables to regions as broad as Northern Africa or Central Asia. More information: Inferring patterns of folktale diffusion using genomic data, Eugenio Bortolini, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1614395114AbstractObservable patterns of cultural variation are consistently intertwined with demic movements, cultural diffusion, and adaptation to different ecological contexts [Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman (1981) Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach; Boyd and Richerson (1985) Culture and the Evolutionary Process]. The quantitative study of gene–culture coevolution has focused in particular on the mechanisms responsible for change in frequency and attributes of cultural traits, the spread of cultural information through demic and cultural diffusion, and detecting relationships between genetic and cultural lineages. Here, we make use of worldwide whole-genome sequences [Pagani et al. (2016) Nature 538:238–242] to assess the impact of processes involving population movement and replacement on cultural diversity, focusing on the variability observed in folktale traditions (n = 596) [Uther (2004) The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography. Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson] in Eurasia. We find that a model of cultural diffusion predicted by isolation-by-distance alone is not sufficient to explain the observed patterns, especially at small spatial scales (up to ∼∼4,000 km). We also provide an empirical approach to infer presence and impact of ethnolinguistic barriers preventing the unbiased transmission of both genetic and cultural information. After correcting for the effect of ethnolinguistic boundaries, we show that, of the alternative models that we propose, the one entailing cultural diffusion biased by linguistic differences is the most plausible. Additionally, we identify 15 tales that are more likely to be predominantly transmitted through population movement and replacement and locate putative focal areas for a set of tales that are spread worldwide. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several European countries has conducted a study involving tracing the spread of common folktales throughout history in Eurasia. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes using genome data to trace two common means of folktale distribution. Citation: Folktale diffusion traced using genomic data (2017, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-folktale-diffusion-genomic.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more