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Brazilian Military and U.S. Researchers Recreate Historic Expedition

first_img Explorers battle insects, hunger and fatigue In 1956, a part of Brazil’s Amazonian region was renamed in his honor, becoming known as the Federal Territory of Rondônia; it achieved statehood in 1982. Col. Hiram is a living legend in Brazil: aboard a kayak, he has traversed 11,300 of the 23,000 kilometers of Amazonian rivers. Due to the restriction imposed by the indigenous tribe, the researchers were unable to travel the 184 kilometers “that were considered the most difficult stretch of the original expedition,” Col. Hiram said. However, aside from this minor incident, the new journey down the Roosevelt River was peaceful – much different from the journey that took place a century ago. “I wrote a historiography of the rivers; I verified everything that had been written or said about them,” said Col. Hiram, who is also a professor at the Military College in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil invited Roosevelt to command the expedition After 59 days without seeing another human face outside of the team, the expedition finally arrived at an inhabited site. Upon spotting the two canoes, the riverside inhabitants ran away, thinking that they were about to be attacked by an indigenous tribe, since until then no one had dared to explore that path. Due to the restriction imposed by the indigenous tribe, the researchers were unable to travel the 184 kilometers “that were considered the most difficult stretch of the original expedition,” Col. Hiram said. However, aside from this minor incident, the new journey down the Roosevelt River was peaceful – much different from the journey that took place a century ago. In 1914, Brazilian Army Colonel Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and former United States President Theodore Roosevelt led an extraordinary adventure. Together, they commanded the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, whose mission was to plot the course of an unexplored river in Brazil’s Amazon region: the Duvida River, (River of Doubt). When they completed the mission despite much adversity, the river was christened with a new name: Roosevelt River. Meanwhile, another threat from within their own team compounded the danger: as supplies ran low, a strong Soldier known as Júlio began to steal food. He was caught by Sergeant Manoel Vicente da Paixão, of the Corps of Engineers, and reprimanded; in response, Júlio grabbed a rifle and shot the Sergeant, killing him, and fled through the brush. Roosevelt and Rondon buried the sergeant in the forest; Júlio disappeared. “I wrote a historiography of the rivers; I verified everything that had been written or said about them,” said Col. Hiram, who is also a professor at the Military College in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. By Dialogo June 02, 2015 “We used the same means as the original expeditions. There were no motorboats, and we traveled down [the Roosevelt River] using paddles [in kayaks or canoes], camping and cooking,” said Marc Meyers, a materials sciences professor from the University of California–San Diego. The four researchers traveled down 581 kilometers of the Roosevelt River in 22 days, from October 22-November 13, 2014. After less than a month, a tragedy befell the team: expedition member Antônio Simplício da Silva was dragged into the water and disappeared forever when one of the boats was carried away by the currents down a waterfall and sank. Roosevelt’s son, Kermit, who was in the same canoe, was able to save himself with great difficulty. After less than a month, a tragedy befell the team: expedition member Antônio Simplício da Silva was dragged into the water and disappeared forever when one of the boats was carried away by the currents down a waterfall and sank. Roosevelt’s son, Kermit, who was in the same canoe, was able to save himself with great difficulty. The trip became more hostile every day. Of the seven original canoes, only two survived. Provisions were lost. The group was constantly under siege from poisonous ants, bees, wasps, snakes, centipedes, and scorpions, and hunted by indigenous people. The explorers were ill, hungry, and exhausted. One of the most dramatic moments occurred when Roosevelt injured his leg; the wound became infected, and the former president developed very high fever, forcing the expedition to interrupt their journey. Roosevelt called Col. Rondon and told him that he could go no further, begging to be left behind. Obviously, this request was not granted. Not knowing what they would encounter, the group of 22 men chose heavy wooden canoes, which would prove unfit for crossing the rapids and the 11 waterfalls they found. The alternative was to open a 10-kilometer path through the rain forest, portaging seven canoes fashioned from tree trunks and carrying nearly a ton of supplies. The group was exposed to all sorts of insects, including mosquitoes carrying tropical diseases, and spied on by indigenous people who had never had contact with Western civilization. One of the expedition dogs was found dead, struck by an arrow. Col. Rondon is promoted; Roosevelt writes book The four researchers traveled down 581 kilometers of the Roosevelt River in 22 days, from October 22-November 13, 2014. Legendary figure recreates journey Col. Rondon was promoted to general and, in 1955, when he was 90, Brazil’s National Congress awarded him the title of Field Marshal, the highest rank in the Brazilian Army. For his pioneering work in defense of indigenous peoples, he came to be known as the “Marshal of Peace.” “We used the same means as the original expeditions. There were no motorboats, and we traveled down [the Roosevelt River] using paddles [in kayaks or canoes], camping and cooking,” said Marc Meyers, a materials sciences professor from the University of California–San Diego. Legendary figure recreates journey In 1913, Roosevelt held conferences throughout South America when he was invited by the Brazilian government to command the expedition. The Minister of Foreign Relations at the time, Lauro Müller, said that the American statesman would help raise Brazil’s profile abroad. The expedition was recorded in photographs and journals written by Roosevelt, Col. Rondon, and other team members, including Brazilian Captain Amílcar Armando Botelho de Magalhães. Historians disagree on the dates of the expedition; some say it lasted two months and others say it took eight months. But all agree that the trip was a harrowing ordeal that nearly cost Roosevelt his life. A century after the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, two Brazilian Service Members and two U.S. researchers recreated the journey to commemorate the historic adventure and to document the environmental changes that have occurred in the meantime. The trip became more hostile every day. Of the seven original canoes, only two survived. Provisions were lost. The group was constantly under siege from poisonous ants, bees, wasps, snakes, centipedes, and scorpions, and hunted by indigenous people. The explorers were ill, hungry, and exhausted. One of the most dramatic moments occurred when Roosevelt injured his leg; the wound became infected, and the former president developed very high fever, forcing the expedition to interrupt their journey. Roosevelt called Col. Rondon and told him that he could go no further, begging to be left behind. Obviously, this request was not granted. Meanwhile, another threat from within their own team compounded the danger: as supplies ran low, a strong Soldier known as Júlio began to steal food. He was caught by Sergeant Manoel Vicente da Paixão, of the Corps of Engineers, and reprimanded; in response, Júlio grabbed a rifle and shot the Sergeant, killing him, and fled through the brush. Roosevelt and Rondon buried the sergeant in the forest; Júlio disappeared. “We lost two days because the Cinta-Larga tribe did not allow us to travel in an area of the river that went around their reservation,” Col. Hiram said. Professor Meyers, who was born in Brazil, came up with the idea of “The Roosevelt-Rondon Expedition: 100 years later.” The others involved in the project are retired Colonel Hiram Reis e Silva, a Brazilian Army Department of Education and Culture researcher; retired Brazilian Army Colonel Ivan Carlos Gindri Angonese; and U.S. documentarian Jeffrey Lehmann, the producer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television program Weekend Explorer. After 59 days without seeing another human face outside of the team, the expedition finally arrived at an inhabited site. Upon spotting the two canoes, the riverside inhabitants ran away, thinking that they were about to be attacked by an indigenous tribe, since until then no one had dared to explore that path. In 1914, Brazilian Army Colonel Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and former United States President Theodore Roosevelt led an extraordinary adventure. Together, they commanded the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, whose mission was to plot the course of an unexplored river in Brazil’s Amazon region: the Duvida River, (River of Doubt). When they completed the mission despite much adversity, the river was christened with a new name: Roosevelt River. That’s where the expedition came to its end. Roosevelt, Rondon, and their team had traversed 750 kilometers of waterways and had mapped the course of the river, which until then was unknown. Roosevelt returned to the United States and wrote the story of the expedition in the book “Through the Brazilian Wilderness,” published in 1914; but his health never fully recovered from the journey, and he died Jan. 6, 1919. Brazil invited Roosevelt to command the expedition A century after the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, two Brazilian Service Members and two U.S. researchers recreated the journey to commemorate the historic adventure and to document the environmental changes that have occurred in the meantime. Not knowing what they would encounter, the group of 22 men chose heavy wooden canoes, which would prove unfit for crossing the rapids and the 11 waterfalls they found. The alternative was to open a 10-kilometer path through the rain forest, portaging seven canoes fashioned from tree trunks and carrying nearly a ton of supplies. The group was exposed to all sorts of insects, including mosquitoes carrying tropical diseases, and spied on by indigenous people who had never had contact with Western civilization. One of the expedition dogs was found dead, struck by an arrow. “We lost two days because the Cinta-Larga tribe did not allow us to travel in an area of the river that went around their reservation,” Col. Hiram said. In 1913, Roosevelt held conferences throughout South America when he was invited by the Brazilian government to command the expedition. The Minister of Foreign Relations at the time, Lauro Müller, said that the American statesman would help raise Brazil’s profile abroad. The expedition was recorded in photographs and journals written by Roosevelt, Col. Rondon, and other team members, including Brazilian Captain Amílcar Armando Botelho de Magalhães. Historians disagree on the dates of the expedition; some say it lasted two months and others say it took eight months. But all agree that the trip was a harrowing ordeal that nearly cost Roosevelt his life. Explorers battle insects, hunger and fatigue Professor Meyers, who was born in Brazil, came up with the idea of “The Roosevelt-Rondon Expedition: 100 years later.” The others involved in the project are retired Colonel Hiram Reis e Silva, a Brazilian Army Department of Education and Culture researcher; retired Brazilian Army Colonel Ivan Carlos Gindri Angonese; and U.S. documentarian Jeffrey Lehmann, the producer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television program Weekend Explorer. Col. Rondon is promoted; Roosevelt writes book Col. Hiram is a living legend in Brazil: aboard a kayak, he has traversed 11,300 of the 23,000 kilometers of Amazonian rivers. That’s where the expedition came to its end. Roosevelt, Rondon, and their team had traversed 750 kilometers of waterways and had mapped the course of the river, which until then was unknown. Roosevelt returned to the United States and wrote the story of the expedition in the book “Through the Brazilian Wilderness,” published in 1914; but his health never fully recovered from the journey, and he died Jan. 6, 1919. Col. Rondon was promoted to general and, in 1955, when he was 90, Brazil’s National Congress awarded him the title of Field Marshal, the highest rank in the Brazilian Army. For his pioneering work in defense of indigenous peoples, he came to be known as the “Marshal of Peace.” In 1956, a part of Brazil’s Amazonian region was renamed in his honor, becoming known as the Federal Territory of Rondônia; it achieved statehood in 1982. A very important issue full of details involving courage and fearlessness to adversity in order to establish the sovereignty of a giant by nature; suffering and lives lost. It is very touching that Roosevelt, when injured, asked to be left behind in the middle of the green expanse of uninhabited forest while knowing that it was virtually impossible for them to return. Our respect and reverence to all of these men. Excellent news Thank you, Aquino.Excellent report. A big, friendly hug from this canoeist in the eternal search for the Third Riverbank.Hiram Reislast_img read more

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Islip Teen Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Islip teenager was killed while inspecting damage to his car caused by a hit-and-run driver in Brentwood on Tuesday morning.Suffolk County police said 17-year-old Anil John pulled his Hyundai Sonata to the side of Crooked Hill Road near Suffolk County Community College after being involved in a minor crash when he was struck by a southbound Ford at 9:30 a.m.John was pronounced dead at the scene. The 81-year-old driver who hit him was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for observation. The first driver that hit John’s car fled the scene.Third Squad detectives impounded the two vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about either of the crashes involved to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

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TZ Biograda na moru provides hosts in family accommodation with free apartment photography and eReception

first_imgThe generators of strategic development are precisely the tourist destinations themselves, and not the Ministry of Tourism or the Croatian Tourist Destination, and those destinations that are proactive, creative, innovative and those that want growth are growing.One of the elements for growth and quality improvement is certainly family accommodation, which is our advantage and uniqueness over other destinations, and it should certainly be specially branded through labeling programs or quality clubs of family accommodation (Kvarner family, Welcome, Domus bonus, Like Home), encourage hosts to open small family hotels, educate and give them the importance they deserve, all with the aim of raising the quality of accommodation and service.On this track is the Tourist Board of Biograd na Moru, where in order to raise the quality of family accommodation, they have provided their hosts with two free services in family accommodation: free professional photography of apartments and eReception.E-reception is a system that will allow a private renter to easily manage reservations, registrations and obligations in one place, and for them completely free or PMS (Property Management System) system specially adapted for private renters that combines various services from booking calendar, viewing and printing reservation and guest list, print invoice until check-in and check-out of guests in the e-Visitor system. “Our goal is to simplify and facilitate the administration of private renters, and put their focus on the guest (sales, services”). Also, we want to point out that the point is not to be on as many booking sites as possible, but it is necessary to position your accommodation offer as well as possible. We have also prepared free photography of apartments for private renters, because we want to make them aware of the importance of photography when advertising accommodation. Photos taken with a mobile phone still predominate, and it is the photos that hold the attention of tourists the most when choosing accommodation. ” points out Ivana Kulaš, director of the Biograd na Moru Tourist Board.Biograd na moru has been constantly growing for the last 20 years, and currently 750 hosts in family accommodation are registered in the area of ​​the town of Biograd. According to current information, this will be another record year, Ivana Kulaš points out, adding that the goal of the Biograd na Moru Tourist Board is to direct the increase in the pre- and post-season months, and one of the contents that attracts off-season arrivals is the a la carte adventure game. adventure. “In April, we prepared a study trip to the island of Krk for the landlords in order to show the landlords examples of good practice and at the same time motivate them. The reactions have been great, so we will continue with the same practice in the future. ”Concludes Kulaš.// OVER 600 HOSTS IN BIOGRAD NA MORU RECEIVED BRANDED TOWEL SETSIn the area of ​​Biograd na Moru there is a Welcome, labeling program of the Zadar County Tourist Board, and in my opinion, the Biograd na Moru Tourist Board should have linked its additional services to the quality club, thus encouraging those hosts who are not in the labeling program to join. this is what the labeling program is for. Also, my advice is to always focus on the market and the choice of PMS system as a professional photographer and other services should be given to the hosts themselves, ie that the hosts choose which PMS system is best for them. This encourages the development and quality of the market, as well as fair market competition. Win-win for everyone, because open market competition is the best regulator, and quality always wins.In any case, a great move by the Tourist Board of Biograd na Moru and another proof of how those who struggle and want to grow grow, because every tourist board can provide free professional photography of apartments, but they do not, no matter how small or large. Another proof of this is how last year the Tourist Board of Biograd na Moru distributed a set of towels with the logo “City of Biograd-the heart of Dalmatia” to its hosts in family accommodation free of charge for each registered bed. Great idea, isn’t it? Those who want to grow, not those who “whine” and stagnate.I invite all hosts in family accommodation to get involved and take advantage of the benefits offered by the Tourist Board of Biograd na Moru as well as the quality club Welcome, because those who will not grow and develop, will soon find themselves in big trouble because there will be more empty and more holes in season. The offer and quality is increasing, and thus the possibility of choice, and those who lag behind will be at the bottom of the list when choosing accommodation.By the way, in the area of ​​Zadar County there are currently 213 hosts in family accommodation in the quality club “Welcome”, while in Biograd na Moru there are currently 8 hosts who have entered the quality club.Related news:ADVENTURE À LA CARTE – A MAP THAT DISCOVERS THE PECULIARITIES OF THE BIOGRAD RIVIERA THROUGH PUZZLESILIRIJA INVESTS HRK 35 MILLION IN RAISING THE QUALITY OF ITS ACCOMMODATION CAPACITIES AND NEW FACILITIESlast_img read more

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Multimillion-dollar listing is coastal suburb’s most viewed

first_imgThe outdoor setting is bordered by a bespoke concrete beam with inset strip lighting. Retractable doors invite the outside in.Foliage including Jasmine drapes over and throughout the property, with retractable doors allowing the outside in.Wall to floor glass is also used extensively. 15 Cleland Crescent, Broadbeach Waters is on the market for $8.495 million.MORE people wanted to buy this modern masterpiece than anywhere else in Broadbeach Waters.According to realestate.com.au, this waterfront house was the most popular listing in the suburb in the past week.The living room with 5.5m ceilings, electronic blinds, fireplace, wall to floor glass and stone features.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe $8.495 million listing at 15 Cleland Crescent sits on 30.5 metres of water frontage with spectacular city skyline views.It’s standout features include a stunning pool and spa setting, 2000 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar and media room.Heated floors feature throughout.last_img read more

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Bruno Fernandes: Man United confirm £68m deal with Sporting ahead of medical

first_img A statement released by United on Wednesday afternoon read: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes. ‘The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.’ United striker Marcus Rashford replied to the club’s announcement statement on Twitter by saying: ‘Welcome Bruno.’ The player’s agent Miguel Ruben Pinho posted a photo of them on the plane before they flew from Lisbon, and Fernandes then shared a picture of himself arriving in Manchester with his partner Ana Pinho and their daughter Matilde. Sporting also took to social media to wish Fernandes – who cost £7.2m from Sampdoria in 2017 – good luck, tweeting: ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Good luck and thank you, captain.’ Loading… Read Also: Tension as Barcelona ‘hijack’ Man United transfer target It’s understood that the add-ons include a £4.2m payment to Sporting if United qualify for the Champions League, another £4.2m based on Fernandes’s appearances for the club and a separate £12.6m if individual targets are met. Assuming Fernandes passes his medical, he could feature in United’s home Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?This Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceledcenter_img Bruno Fernandes arrived at The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday night as he prepared to complete his £67.8million move to Manchester United. Fernandes (left) pictured alongside his agent (right) on the private plane to Manchester Fernandes jumped on a flight to Manchester as soon as United and Sporting Lisbon had put the final touches to the transfer that will cost the Premier League club an initial £46.6m plus up to £21.2m in add-ons. The 25-year-old midfielder will undergo a medical on Thursday and could be available to make his debut against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday before United take a 16-day winter break that includes a warm-weather training camp in Marbella. Fernandes arrived at Lisbon Airport on Wednesday afternoon to fly by private jet to Manchester to complete his move to United The club officially confirmed on Wednesday that terms had been agreed with Sporting, who once sold Cristiano Ronaldo to United for £12.24m, and manager Ole Gunnar welcomed news that the protracted transfer was close to completion. ‘I’m delighted we’ve agreed,’ said Solskjaer. ‘There have been good negotiations with Sporting and we know, through history, these two clubs have been good with each other.‘Now we’ve reached that agreement, hopefully we can get the boy’s contract over the line and the medical done and then, hopefully we can announce it that we’ve got the deal through and – it’s very exciting.’last_img read more

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Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers

first_img Loading… Read Also: Coronavirus stops Ighalo from traveling with United teammates to Spain Lille are now fourth on Ligue 1 log with 40 points from 24 matches, keeping their UEFA Champions League hopes alive.Last campaign, Les Dogues finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain and could close up the gap with the top three next weekend when they host second placed Olympique Marseille.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian international was instrumental to Lille’s 2-0 win over their hosts, Angers before cropping another injury off a rash challenge from the opposing defenders.Osimhen broke the deadlock after 14 minutes into the action at the Stade Raymond Kopa, before Portuguese winger Renato Sanchez added the second, with 15 minutes of play left on the clock. The Eagles forward has now netted 12 league goals and 17 in all competitions for Les Dogues, he also has 4 assist in 34 games, so far in his first season at the club.center_img Promoted Content10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To Invade7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement Deals8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was among the goalscorers on the night as French Club side Lille Metropole saw off Angers in a French Ligue 1 clash on Friday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

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EPL: Sheffield up to fifth after win over West Ham

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Arsenal reject £3m bid for Balogun EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Oli McBurnie’s second-half goal earned Sheffield United a 1-0 home victory over West Ham United to move them up to fifth place in the Premier League on Friday. After a dismal opening period, the hosts were far livelier after the break and McBurnie tapped home after a mix-up between West Ham keeper, David Martin, and defender Fabian Balbuena. West Ham had a stoppage-time equaliser from Robert Snodgrass ruled out, however, after a VAR check harshly ruled that Declan Rice had handled the ball in the build-up. Chris Wilder’s side should have increased their lead but had to survive some anxious moments as West Ham’s Sebastien Haller had a goal ruled out for offside. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson also made a couple of sharp saves before the dramatic VAR intervention. Sheffield United moved up three places into fifth with 32 points from 22 games, four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. It was a first loss for West Ham since David Moyes returned for a second stint in charge after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked on December 28 following defeat by Leicester City. They remain in trouble in 16th place, two points above the bottom three. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Chris WIlderDavid MoyesEPLOli McBurnieSheffield UnitedWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

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Begovic on target in Saints draw

first_img Jon Walters flashed a cross through the penalty area which evaded everyone while Rodriguez blazed over at the other end. Southampton have not got to where they are in the table, fifth, without displaying a considerable amount of skill and resilience. Those traits have produced a remarkable turnaround in the last 12 months as a year ago they were bottom of the table after 10 matches with just four points having conceded 28 goals. They called on all of those qualities to drag themselves level three minutes before half-time. James Ward-Prowse swung a cross to the far post and Rodriguez, while not making the best of contact, headed down and the ball ballooned over Begovic and into the far corner of the net. That was just the lift the visitors needed and, after managing to avoid conceding a goal in the opening moments of the second half, they began to impose themselves on the game more. The more they pressed the more Stoke’s outlet ball was restricted and the home side were gradually forced back. Ward-Prowse curled a free-kick on to the top of Begovic’s net but that was the closest they came to threatening in the 25 minutes immediately after the break. An angled shot from Marko Arnautovic which was palmed away by Boruc was a rare Potters chance as pressure continued to build with them virtually penned inside their own half. Lovren’s drag-back at a Southampton corner deserved a better finish than him drilling wide but it was indicative of the domination Southampton had. Substitute Oussama Assaidi skewed a shot wide and Arnautovic’s long-range effort was fumbled by Boruc in the last 10 minutes as Stoke launched a late fightback. Not to be outdone, Begovic ended that match as he started it – in the spotlight – with a brilliant save to deny substitute Gaston Ramirez not knowing the Uruguayan had been flagged offside. Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored after just 13 seconds only to have his moment in the limelight spoiled by Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez as the Barclays Premier League match ended 1-1. Press Association Nevertheless, Stoke’s goalkeeper can still lay claim to the joint-fourth fastest Premier League goal in history, beaten only by Ledley King – himself not prolific by any standards – and more seasoned goalscorers Alan Shearer and Mark Viduka and on a par with Dwight Yorke and Chris Sutton. What was more criminal from Southampton’s point of view is that they had taken the kick-off and given the ball away. Full-back Erik Pieters tidied up to his goalkeeper, on his own penalty spot with a strong wind blowing from behind his goal, and he launched it downfield. Southampton’s two centre-backs Morgan Schneiderlin and Dejan Lovren both stood aside to allow the ball to bounce five yards outside the box but it immediately seemed to pick up pace and looped over Artur Boruc, on his own penalty spot, and into the net – a distance of roughly 98 yards. There must be something about the Britannia Stadium which lends itself to long-range goals as Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa scored from two yards inside his own half in December 2009 – although that was at the opposite end. And Southampton are no strangers to being beaten by a goalkeeper as Mark Crossley scored a late equaliser while on loan at Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-3 draw at Hillsborough in December 2006. Begovic looked almost embarrassed and if Stoke’s players were not sure how to react Southampton’s looked shell-shocked by the freakish goal and it took them a while to regain their composure. The after-effects of the goal appeared to smother the Britannia as both sides struggled to create anything like a clear-cut opportunity. The Bosnia international, assisted by a considerable tailwind, hoofed the ball downfield when Saints conceded possession from kick-off and was stunned to see it bounce over opposite number Artur Boruc for his first career goal. But Rodriguez ruined his career landmark moment with a header just before half-time which ballooned off the turf and over Begovic to claim a point. last_img read more

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Nose sawed off Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in Malmo

first_imgStockholm: The statue of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which was built in his honour by his boyhood club Malmo outside their stadium in the city of Malmo, continues to bare the brunt of fans of the club.In what is the latest alleged act of vandalism, images show the statue missing its nose.Ibrahimovic (38) angered the fans of the club when he bought a stake in one of its rivals, the Stockholm-based Hammarby, and stated that he wanted to make the club “the greatest in Scandinavia.” IANSAlso Read: Zlatan Ibrahimovic fuels talk of Serie A returnAlso Watch: Slug: Watch | Protest against CAA-2019 by Senior Citizens supported by AASU across Assamlast_img

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USC College Democrats support Hillary Clinton and her vision for America

first_imgOn Nov. 8, I will be voting in a presidential election for the first time. To all those people who think that this election is crazy and don’t know who to vote for, I want to let you know that I understand completely and I could go on and on about how weird this election cycle is, but for time’s sake, I urge you to vote for the most qualified and prepared presidential candidate to lead our country. And that candidate is Hillary Clinton. Now, that doesn’t mean that I think she’s a flawless candidate. Clinton has been scrutinized in the public eye for quite some time now, as First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator of New York and Secretary of State. These are not easy jobs, and she has made mistakes. I’m not denying that. But I don’t think she would be human if she didn’t make mistakes. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she will fight for the entire spectrum of Americans, not just a select group or subset of society. Her vision for America is a country that champions its unique differences and supports other individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, etc. Whether it’s proving more tax reliefs to working class families and cutting taxes for small businesses to grow, or cutting interest rates so that college students will be able to tackle student debt, or offering a full and equal path to citizenship or promoting naturalization, Clinton has fought for and will continue to fight for every group in society and ensure that all our voices are heard. Her policies outline effective solutions and ways to make America inclusive to everyone. It is only through promoting inclusion and unity that we can move forward and progress as a nation. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she understands that climate change is real and that we must take action to combat other environmental issues such as deforestation, global warming and ocean resource depletion. As an environmentalist and vegan myself, I want a president who recognizes the threat that climate change poses to our everyday lives and works toward leaving a sustainable planet for our future generations. Hillary has proposed concrete policies for addressing some of the most pressing environmental threats, whereas Donald Trump continuously denies that climate change exists, calling it “a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.” Climate change is real, and we need a president who has a plan to tackle it. On Nov. 8, you have the power to make your voice heard and make a statement about what kind of country you want to see in the coming years. Voting for Donald Trump is equivalent to setting back all the progress that Democrats have worked tirelessly on during these past few years, including marriage equality, affordable healthcare and gun violence prevention. Voting for Donald Trump entails normalizing sexist remarks toward women, being complacent with racial slurs against people who don’t quite fit the mold of “being American” and dividing a nation that has embarked on so much progress to incorporate compassion in its domestic and foreign policies. The America I want to see is a nation that celebrates diversity and works for everyone, instead of a nation that promulgates fear, resentment and pitting people against each other. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can bring about a positive vision for our country, and I am proud to say that I’m with her. Jessica YuPresident, USC College Democratslast_img read more