At last, Scorsese

first_imgMartin Scorsese finally got what he was gunning for as his mob drama “The Departed” was the big winner at the 79th annual Academy Awards, taking Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, and, most significantly, a long-awaited director’s honor for Scorsese himself. The legendary director won on his sixth try and was handed the award by longtime friends Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. “So many years, people have been wishing this for me,” the 64-year-old Scorsese said, before going into a trademark rapid-fire random list of well-wishers. He then thanked his family – and those well-wishers – holding up the Oscar and saying, “This is for you.” Favorites Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker won the top acting awards for their portrayals of legendary historical figures. Mirren played Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” while Whitaker delivered a ferocious version of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland.” Both Mirren and Whitaker had each won just about every acting prize on their way to Oscar victories. Mirren dedicated her statue to the queen herself. “She has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and her hairstyle,” Mirren said. “She’s had her feet planted firmly on the ground, her hat on her head, her handbag on her arm and she’s weathered many, many storms. If it wasn’t for her, I most certainly wouldn’t be here.” Backstage, Whitaker said playing Amin didn’t drive him to distraction. “Sometimes when you play characters – I’ve played drug addicts, people who didn’t want to live – waking up with that energy every day, that’s kind of tough,” Whitaker said. “With this, there was so much intensity, it was in some ways, at some times, invigorating.” Though he was a favorite, Whitaker said he wasn’t sure he would win. “But I felt that something magical was going to happen because I could feel a tingling on my neck,” Whitaker said. “That’s my ancestors saying, `We’re with you.”‘ Ellen DeGeneres made for an amiable, apolitical host, mostly steering the humor away from the topicality of recent years and getting good mileage in her opening monologue by playing off the nominees’ nervousness. Her biggest laugh did hit a partisan note when she juxtaposed Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson and former Vice President Al Gore. “Jennifer Hudson was on `American Idol,’ America didn’t vote for her and yet she’s here with an Oscar nomination,” DeGeneres said. “Al Gore is here. America DID vote for him. It’s very complicated.” Gore appeared later with Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio to announce that “for the first time in history, Oscar has gone green,” directing viewers to the oscar.com Web site for information on conservation. “Are you sure you’re not inspired to make some major, major announcement?” DiCaprio asked Gore slyly. Gore then pulled out a speech from his coat pocket, saying, “I guess with a billion people watching, it’s as good a time as any.” Pause. “My fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity here and now to formally announce my intentions …” At that point, the orchestra began playing, Gore feigned mock disappointment and then smiled, walking off stage arm-in-arm with DiCaprio. Gore also shared the stage – and the Oscar – when “An Inconvenient Truth,” Davis Guggenheim’s look at Gore’s crusade to halt global warming, won Best Documentary. “People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis,” Gore said to sustained applause. “It’s not a political issue. It’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.” “An Inconvenient Truth” also pulled off a surprise with Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need To Wake Up” besting the three nominees from “Dreamgirls” in the Best Original Song category. Hudson, as expected, won for playing the take-no-prisoners soul sister in the musical “Dreamgirls.” “Oh my God, I have to just take this moment in,” Hudson said, tearful but composed. “I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. I didn’t think I was going to win. If my grandmother was here to see me now. She was my biggest inspiration.” In a mild surprise, Alan Arkin won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the foul-mouthed but essentially lovable grandpa in the indie hit “Little Miss Sunshine.” “More than anything, I’m deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence,” Arkin said. Arkin, 72, had previously been nominated twice before for lead actor in the 1960s movies “The Russians Are Coming” and “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.” Arkin’s victory came at the expense of front-runner Eddie Murphy, whose turn as the shouting soul singer in “Dreamgirls” was expected by many to win him an Oscar. Another surprise came when the dancing penguin musical “Happy Feet” bested Pixar Animation’s “Cars” in the Best Animated Feature category. “I asked my kids, `What should I say?’ They said, `Thank all the men for wearing penguin suits,”‘ said “Happy Feet” director George Miller. Backstage, Miller added: “I started off doing live action. I never thought I’d be holding an Oscar for animation. Honestly, I can say I didn’t expect to win. It’s really nice. And it got given to me by Cameron Diaz … I feel pretty good.” Guillermo del Toro’s dark fairy tale “Pan’s Labyrinth” got some love, winning three Oscars – cinematography, makeup and art direction – but losing its big prize, Best Foreign Language Film, to Germany’s “The Lives of Others.” “I’m very happy with what is happening with this movie,” said “Pan’s” art director, Eugenio Caballero. “It’s important because in this movie, in this cruel world right now, it’s important to give a chance to fantasy.” “The Lives of Others” was deeply rooted in the reality of an East German secret police officer who becomes gradually disillusioned with his job. Director Florian von Donnersmarck thanked the usual suspects – and Arnold Schwarzenegger, “for teaching me that the words `I can’t’ should be stricken from my vocabulary.” The evening’s presenters often overshadowed the awards’ recipients. Tom Cruise gave former Paramount chairwoman Sherry Lansing the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while Clint Eastwood presented Italian composer Ennio Morricone the Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. Eastwood, who starred in the Morricone-scored spaghetti westerns (“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” “A Fistful of Dollars,” “A Few Dollars More”) that made him an international star in the 1960s, warmly translated Morricone’s acceptance speech. Morricone does not speak English. “I remember the first time I ever heard an Ennio Morricone score,” Eastwood said. “It was this Western, and all of a sudden this music came on and it was so different, so different than anything I had ever heard before, and I thought, `You know what’s great? I’m in this movie. This is fantastic.”‘ glenn.whipp@dailynews.com (818) 713-3672 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Arsenal XI v Sunderland – Wenger to make two changes after West Brom win?

first_img 4. Per Mertersacker (centre back) – see the full predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 16. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 45. Alex Iwobi (left attack) 11 11 11 11 Arsenal take on Sunderland in the Premier League this Sunday 24 April, kick off 14:05 BST, and it’s live on talkSPORT.The Gunners strengthened their grip on the top four after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in a rare Thursday domestic outing, and they’ll be looking to continue their run at the Stadium of Light.With only two full days of rest, Arsene Wenger is expected to make changes against a Black Cats side battling relegation.So who might the Frenchman start?Check out talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal line up v Sunderland by viewing the slideshow above. 17. Alexis Sanchez (right attack) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 11 11 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 11 11 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 11 23. Danny Welbeck (striker) 11 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) last_img read more

LETTERKENNY AMONG FIRST TEN TOWNS TO GET SUPER-FAST BROADBAND

first_imgA unique link-up between two of Ireland’s leading businesses is set to bring improved broadband across Letterkenny in the coning months.The Cathedral Town has been chosen as one of the first ten towns across Ireland to receive the high-speed capacity.SIRO is an ESB/Vodafone Joint Venture company which is building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network. SIRO will offer 1 gigabit speeds to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns.The launch of SIRO will take place in Letterkenny’s Public Services Centre on Friday, April 15th.The event will be attended by Cllr. Ciaran Brogan (Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council), Deputy Joe McHugh TD (Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources), John Bowe (President, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce) andSean Atkinson (CEO, SIRO).LETTERKENNY AMONG FIRST TEN TOWNS TO GET SUPER-FAST BROADBAND was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbanddonegalletterkennylast_img read more

Purity upgrade for wells on tap

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Waterworks officials say they expect changing the treatment equipment at wells will cost $4.1 million to $4.8 million for Waterworks District 40, which supplies water to west Palmdale, much of Lancaster and parts of Lake Los Angeles and other communities, and District 37, which supplies parts of Acton. The Waterworks districts supply about 150,000 people in the Antelope Valley, Ariki said. County officials expect the work will start in May and be completed in February 2007. Of concern are substances called trihalomethanes, which are created when organic material in California Aqueduct water comes in contact with chlorine used for disinfection. Drinking-water standards as of Jan. 1 limit trihalomethanes to 80 parts per billion, down from the former standard of 100. Aqueduct water supplements local wells in supplying Waterworks customers. Other Antelope Valley water districts are also modifying their treatment processes to reduce trihalomethanes. LANCASTER – Los Angeles County Waterworks officials plan to spend more than $4.1 million installing new water-disinfection equipment for Antelope Valley customers because of stiffened federal water-purity standards. Waterworks wells will be changed to chloramine disinfection instead of chlorine, whose use in disinfecting water containing organic material creates a byproduct linked to bladder cancer, birth defects and miscarriages. As a beneficial side effect, the change will lessen the taste and smell of chlorine in local drinking water, a Waterworks official said. “If anything, there will be an improvement in taste and odor,” said Adam Ariki, assistant division chief of Los Angeles County Waterworks. The county Waterworks wells are being changed to the chloramine process because that is what is being used by the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency, which supplies aqueduct water to the Waterworks districts, Ariki said. Trihalomethanes at high levels have been linked to bladder cancer and reproductive harm in laboratory animals, as well as to a birth defect called spina bifida and to miscarriages. Los Angeles County officials last year hiked rates for customers of Waterworks districts in the Antelope Valley more than 30 percent, in part to pay for the new treatment processes. Officials also hiked the fees paid by home builders to connect into the system. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

BAT WALK AND TALK AT GLENVEAGH

first_imgWant to know more about the world’s only flying mammal?A Bat Night is taking place at Glenveagh National Park on Tuesday May 19th.There will be a short talk “The World of Bats”, refreshments and then a walk using bat detectors to hear and see the bats in these majestic surroundings. The evening is also open to teachers in partnership with Donegal Education Centre.Venue: Bridge House Education Centre in Glenveagh from 9pm – 11pmFree of charge and also open to the public. Book at Donegal Education Centre on Tel: 07497 23487  BAT WALK AND TALK AT GLENVEAGH was last modified: May 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bat walkbatsGlenveaghlast_img read more

Iraq death toll at 2,000

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Our armed forces are serving ably in Iraq under enormously difficult circumstances, and the policy of our government must be worthy of their sacrifice. Unfortunately, it is not, and the American people know it,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat. For the Bush administration, the 2,000 death marker was an opportunity to rally the country for more sacrifices in what it describes as a noble and necessary battle in defense of America’s most cherished values. President Bush warned the U.S. public to brace for more casualties in the fight against “as brutal an enemy as we have ever faced, unconstrained by any notion of common humanity and by the rules of warfare.” “No one should underestimate the difficulties ahead,” Bush said in a speech Tuesday before the Joint Armed Forces Officers’ Wives’ luncheon in Washington. BAGHDAD, Iraq — The American military death toll in the Iraq war reached 2,000 Tuesday with the announcements of three more deaths, including an Army sergeant who died of wounds at a military hospital in Texas and a Marine and a sailor killed last week in fighting west of Baghdad. The 2,000 mark was reached amid growing doubts among the American public about the Iraq conflict, launched in March 2003 to destroy Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. None was ever found. In Washington, the U.S. Senate observed a moment of silence Tuesday in honor of the fallen 2,000. “We owe them a deep debt of gratitude for their courage, for their valor, for their strength, for their commitment to our country,” said Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist. Critics of the war also acknowledged the sacrifice, even as they questioned the policies of those who lead it. As a sign of those challenges, one of Iraq’s most ruthless terror groups al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for Monday’s suicide attacks against hotels housing Western journalists and contractors in Baghdad, as well as suicide bombings Tuesday in northern Iraq. In the latest casualty reports, the Pentagon said Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas, died Saturday in San Antonio of wounds suffered Oct. 17 in a blast in Samarra, a city 60 miles north of the Iraqi capital. Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. military announced the deaths of two unidentified service members a sailor and a Marine in fighting last week in a village 25 miles west of Baghdad. Those announcements brought the U.S. death toll to 2,000, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. It was unclear who was the 2,000th service member to die in Iraq since the U.S. military often delays death announcements until families are notified. On Monday, for example, the American command announced that an unidentified Marine was killed in action the day before after the deaths of the three service members reported Tuesday. In an e-mail statement to Baghdad-based journalists, command spokesman Lt. Col. Steve Boylan said media attention on the 2,000 figure was misguided and “set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives.” He described the grim statistic as an “artificial mark on the wall” and urged news organizations to focus more on the accomplishments of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. For example, Iraqi officials announced Tuesday that voters had approved a new constitution in the Oct. 15 referendum, laying the foundation for constitutional, democratic Iraqi government after decades of Saddam’s tyranny. “I ask that when you report on the events, take a moment to think about the effects on the families and those serving in Iraq,” Boylan wrote. “The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone.” Boylan said the 2,000th service member to die in Iraq “is just as important as the first that died and will be just as important as the last to die in this war against terrorism and to ensure freedom for a people who have not known freedom in over two generations.” He complained that the true milestones of the war were “rarely covered or discussed,” including the troops who had volunteered to serve, the families of those that have been deployed for a year or more, and the Iraqis who have sought at great risk to restore normalcy to their country. “Celebrate the daily milestones, the accomplishments they have secured and look to the future of a free and democratic Iraq and to the day that all of our troops return home to the heroes welcome they deserve,” Boylan wrote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sand Cranes bow out fighting

first_img Tags: 2018 AFCON Beach SoccerSand Cranes The Sand Cranes lost 7-5 on aggregate to Ivory Coast (file photo)2018 Africa Beach Soccer QualifiersIvory Coast 4-4 UgandaParc des Sports de Treichville, AbidjanFriday, 21-09-2018 ABIDJAN – The Uganda Sand Cranes will not be part of the 2018 AFCON Beach Soccer tournament in Egypt later this year.This was confirmed on Friday evening when Salim Muwonge’s side failed to overturn a 3-1 deficit away to Ivory Coast in Abidjan only managing a 4-4 draw.However, the Sand Cranes will take heart at the fact that they managed to draw in the second leg despite losing miserably in the first leg at home.Ivory Coast who win the tie 7-5 on aggregate will now join hosts Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania as the seven confirmed nations at the tournament.The other remaining spot is still being fought for by Madagascar and Mozambique who play their return leg of the qualifiers on Saturday. Madagascar defeated Mozambique 5-4 in the first leg played in Maputo on the 9th of this month.As a consolation, Uganda will still be represented in Egypt as referees Ivan Kintu, Mohammed Ssenteza and Shafic Mugerwa will be officiating at the finals.Sand Cranes Starting team against Ivory Coast:1. Kibirig Meddie (GK)2. Lule Paul3. Kasujja Davis4. Lwesibawa Godfrey5. Ocen BenOn Bench1. Lwamunda Nasser2. Ochero Sulaiman3. Muganga Douglas4. Katwe Allan (Capt)5. Wasswa Emmanuel Alex.Comments last_img read more

5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting ‘Staff Picked’ by Vimeo

first_imgUse Vimeo as a platform to jumpstart the reach of your film or video project. We’ve pinpointed 5 quick tips to increase your chances of getting ‘Staff Picked’ by Vimeo.The coveted Vimeo Staff Picks. Having your film or video project Staff Picked by the folks at Vimeo immediately puts it out in front of a massive audience. The types of videos chosen as Staff Picks are wide ranging – music videos, animations, documentaries, branded content. Trying to get your video picked can seem overwhelming – is there even a science to it?We examined other projects that have received this ‘award’ and talked with other filmmakers and video producers who’ve previously been picked. Through this research we’ve come up with 5 quick tips that we feel will help you inch ever closer to gaining that most coveted of seals.Solid ConceptsI recently sat in on a conversation with filmmaker Evan Burns who was staff picked for his documentary film The Junk King. One of the things he mentioned in our discussion was that concept is king.This may be a no-brainer to seasoned pros, but it is a statement that bares repeating. All of the other tips that we give you from here on out won’t amount to anything if you don’t have a solid and unique concept. Take Evan’s The Junk King – he went into this film not knowing everything he was going to capture (which is often the case with documentary). But he had a very interesting ‘character’ and a fascinating subject. The concept was strong from the start.Like the story of The Junk King, it seems that many Vimeo Staff Picks are well crafted stories about distinctive individuals and subjects.Dynamic ThumbnailsWhen selecting a thumbnail for your video create something dynamic or eye catching. This is the first thing that anyone will see in regards to your video on Vimeo, so be bold or interesting. An interesting thumbnail may lead Vimeo users to click, watch and possibly like/comment. This immediate interest may signal Vimeo that your video is one to look at for the possibility of a Staff Pick.A good example of this is the short experimental film SOLIPSIST by Andrew Thomas Huang.Your PitchAfter you have your thumbnail, turn your focus to your description. Your video’s description should be thought of as your ‘pitch’ – keep it succinct yet interesting.Your full description may be longer and include information like key cast and crew members or festivals that your video is played at. You may also want to include a link to a blog post, Facebook page or webpage where the viewer can find more information on the creator and the project. It’s important though to lead with your pitch, and separate the ancillary info below it. This will make the pitch jump out from the rest of the text.Here is a great example of this from “Coral City” from The Creators Project, which sums up it’s description in two sentences.Take an exclusive look at the process behind Coral Morphologic’s living artworks, colorful reefs created using coral polyps native to Miami. Watch as the scientific art collective explores the visual storytelling potential of coral reef organisms through film, multimedia and site-specific artworks. Additionally, learn how rising sea levels, combined with government dredging projects, are impacting not only corals, but the entire fate of Miami.Don’t Just Preach, Have RespectThis was one of the most interesting things learned during my research and discussions…On more than one occasion I was told that any videos that overtly preaches a specific message, whatever that may be, probably won’t bet picked as it may alienate a large portion of potential audience members.It’s not that Vimeo doesn’t want you to tackle subject matters that are challenging to talk about. From the list of current Staff Picks, it would seem they simply want you to take an ethical stance and be mindful of the target audience as a whole. You should find a balance that will allow you to relay an effective message without being controversial or oppressive in your delivery.Use Online Resources to Boost ViewsThe more views you have the better chance you have of being picked. So look to other web resources to distribute a link to your project on Vimeo. Promoting on social media has the potential to drive a significant��amount of traffic back to your video’s page. You may want to reach out to blogs that share the same topic or subject that your project deals with. Encourage them to embed your video on their own sites and share with their audience.If you had a crew that helped you, get them on the same page and have them share as well.Add your videos to appropriate ‘Collections’ on Vimeo. Collections may be groups or channels that are somehow related to your film (this may be in subject matter or production style/technique). If you can get your video into the right collections it will exponentially increase the potential eyeballs on your project.Take Watchtower of Turkey by Leonardo Dalessandri for example. Watchtower of Turkey has been added to countless groups and channels, dramatically increasing it’s reach.Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Vimeo!Have you had any luck getting your videos Staff Picked on Vimeo?If so, share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below. We’d love to hear them!last_img read more

U.S. Air Force Shelves Proposal to Move Research Office

first_imgA proposal to move the U.S. Air Force’s basic research office from the Washington, D.C., area to an air base in Ohio has crashed. The office is “staying put,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told a Senate hearing yesterday, according to a story published by FYI, an online newsletter published by the American Institute of Physics.The proposed move, publicly floated this past January, had drawn opposition from research and university groups, who worried it would result in a greater emphasis on applied research programs at the expense of basic science.Yesterday’s statement appears to nail down a decision made in the past month or so. In late February, Alan Shaffer, a senior Pentagon research official, wrote a letter to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a major professional association that opposed the move, saying that the relocation was unlikely to occur. “We were most pleased” to hear that news, wrote Thomas Tierney, the vice president of the group’s Government Relations Council, in reply to Shaffer in a 4 March letter.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 17

first_imgAdvertisementPortugal’s goalkeeper Ricardo, Photo credits: www.sportskeeda.comGreetings readers! We are back again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 1990 – In the first FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, Germany defeat Czechoslovakia 1-0, and England defeat Cameroon – the first African team to reach the last eight – 3-2 after extra time.2006 – Portugal’s Ricardo becomes the first goalkeeper to save three penalties in a FIFA World Cup shoot-out during his side’s quarter-final victory against England. The goalless draw against England had ended Luis Felipe Scolari’s run of 11 consecutive FIFA World Cup wins as a coach (seven with Brazil in 2002 and four with Portugal in 2006).To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: July 1 Advertisement Read also: Football: Michael Owen remembers his stunner against Argentina in World Cup 1998FIFA World Cup 2018: Cavani double routs Portuguese in the knockout stageslast_img read more