Ronaldo hat-trick earns Portugal stunning draw with Spain

first_imgPortugal 3 Spain 3: Brilliant Ronaldo hat-trick earns thrilling draw Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 03:56 6/16/18 Cristiano Ronaldo Getty Images Spain looked set to beat Iberian rivals Portugal thanks to a Nacho wondergoal, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick shared the spoils. Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning hat-trick earned Portugal a dramatic 3-3 draw in their Group B opener against Iberian neighbours Spain.Spain led with three minutes to go after Nacho Fernandez hit a wonderful 25-yard drive but Ronaldo was determined to steal the headlines for himself.And he ended the day with a World Cup match-ball after hitting an outrageous late free-kick to ensure the spoils were shared in this blockbuster clash in Sochi. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Captain Ronaldo had given Portugal a fourth-minute lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Madrid team-mate Nacho, restoring the lead thanks to David de Gea’s horrible mistake.Diego Costa replied twice to get the 2010 champions level, with Nacho’s beautiful goal having seemingly settled a high-class encounter at the Fisht Stadium.Ronaldo, though, had other ideas and stepped up to beat De Gea again with a perfect 20-yard free-kick, almost snatching all three points with a stoppage-time header.45 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick was the first that he has scored from a direct free-kick in a finals tournament, from what was his 45th attempt (World Cup & Euros combined). Moment. #PORESP #POR #ESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/hKzeGfa0Yl— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2018Friday’s earlier games were both settled by late winners but Ronaldo was immediately in the thick of the action, tumbling under a rash challenge from Nacho, who was deputising for Dani Carvajal, another Real Madrid team-mate.Although De Gea attempted to distract Ronaldo before the former Manchester United man took the spot-kick, he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make yet more history, becoming the first player to score in eight consecutive international tournaments.David Silva smashed a shot over the crossbar as Spain – who sacked coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament and replaced him with Fernando Hierro – tried to find an immediate response, the Manchester City midfielder then having an effort deflected wide after magical footwork from Andres Iniesta.An increasingly dominant Spain did draw level in the 24th minute, though, with a goal that survived a VAR review.Costa bullied Pepe in the air, then twisted and turned away from two Portugal defenders to rifle home his seventh goal in 11 international appearances.1 – Diego Costa scored with his first ever shot on target at a World Cup. Clinical. #PORESP #POR #ESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YYfS0Oguwu— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2018Technology was soon called into action again when Isco’s rocket thumped against the crossbar, but replays showed the ball bounced on the line before Portugal smuggled it away.De Gea made a terrible error in a warm-up friendly against Switzerland and he was guilty again with a horrible moment that handed Portugal back the lead on the stroke of half-time.Portugal had not recorded a shot on target since Ronaldo’s opener but, when the forward collected possession on the edge of the area and drilled a low left-footed drive at De Gea, the goalkeeper somehow allowed the ball to slip through his grasp.Spain did not allow that mistake to distract them, though, Costa levelling the scores in the 55th minute.Silva’s free-kick to the back post was headed back across goal by Sergio Busquets, with Costa timing his run into the box to nudge home.Within three minutes Spain were in front for the first time, thanks to Nacho’s spectacular 25-yard goal.A Portugal clearance rebounded kindly to the Madrid defender, who hit a first-time drive that curled beautifully out of Rui Patricio’s reach, via a double bounce off the woodwork.pic.twitter.com/A8AODWaocB— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018Substitute Ricardo Quaresma fired a warning shot over the crossbar but there was only one man who was going to step up for Portugal.Ronaldo was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and he could hardly have placed the ball in a more ideal position for one of his special set-pieces, despite having failed to score with 44 previous free-kick efforts in World Cups and European Championships.With the Sochi crowd on the edge of their seats, Ronaldo delivered with a trademark curler that bent over and away from the wall to settle a contest that will go down in history as a World Cup classic.Key Opta stats:- Spain have now won their opening World Cup match in just two of their last 13 tournaments (D4 L7 – 2002, 2006).- Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships and Copa America).- Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is just the fourth player to score in four different World Cup tournaments (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) after Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.- Spain conceded after just three minutes and 30 seconds – it was the fastest goal they’ve ever conceded at the World Cup.- This match produced six goals, more than the previous four meetings between Portugal and Spain at major competitions (Euros and World Cup) combined (four goals). read morelast_img read more

Cage fighter in Yukonstyle federal election race

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Juno award-winning musician, a former cage fighter, a climate change specialist and Canada’s hardest working MP are all vying for Yukon’s only federal seat.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has the story about the heated election race in the Yukon.last_img

DCs Central Library Closes for Modernization

first_imgIn preparation for a major modernization effort, D.C. Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced on Feb. 3, that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will close on March 4. In addition to providing a final rendering and floor plan of the proposed changes, Reyes-Gayilan, offered an update on management of services for the city’s central library location.Once reopened, the new MLK Library will offer magnificent views of the downtown D.C., as well as new technology hubs, theaters and shops. (Courtesy photo)Construction on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will start in the summer of 2017 and continue until 2020. When the $208 million transformation is complete, the library will become the center of activity for the already vibrant downtown area. The building will feature a new, transparent entryway and sculptured stairs. Public art will be solicited for the reading room, the vestibule, and the plaza in front of the building. The art installations in the vestibule and the plaza will honor Dr. King.The closure, said Gayilan, should be relatively smooth, with historical documents and other resources parceled out to other library locations and sites across the city. “We will be looking to make access to those [Washingtonian] collections used most frequently, and while we don’t have a written [memorandum of understanding] in place, we are excited about the possibility of having the Historical Society [of Washington] serve as a temporary location for some of our staff,” Gayilan told the Washington Post.Neighborhood libraries, currently closed on Thursday mornings, will open at 9:30 a.m. A retail location, “Library Express” opens at 1990 K St. NW to house the Adult Literacy Resource Center and Center for Accessibility as well as provide a small browsing collection of books and public access to computers. The labs, which include the Fabrication, Memory, and Studio labs, will be modified and relocated.The Memory Lab will be housed at the Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE. Fifty laptops will be dispersed to neighborhood libraries to accommodate increased traffic.Jacintha Gray, a graduate student examining the orphanages in the District between the turn of the century and 1920, said she is excited about the changes, and remains hopeful that she can continue her research at one of the other locations. “The overhaul is necessary and is obvious to anyone who utilizes the library for concentrated research. From the elevators to the bathrooms, the whole facility turns into trying to navigate homeless people, and trying to get comfortable in less-than-inviting surroundings,” Gray told the AFRO. “This move by the library executives and the community at large, shows their commitment to making the facility conducive to real learning.”More than 70 community meetings and 13 focus groups were held across the city, hundreds of surveys submitted, and more than 4,000 people were reached in person or online. The project has been approved by the National Capital Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Review Board, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.As a final endeavor, on March 3, the library will screen the documentary “A Legacy of Mies and King.” This film follows architect Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, as she delves into the archives, meets contemporaries of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who designed the library, and King, speaks to current library visitors and participates in the District¹s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, to better envision the new building.last_img read more

Literacy rate in state higher than natl average

first_imgKolkata: The state government will soon fill up the vacancies in the Mass Education Extension and Library Services department, Siddiqullah Chowdhury, Minister of State of the department said on Saturday.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Today is International Literacy Day. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our Govt is committed to spreading the light of education among all.” He was addressing a gathering to celebrate the International Literacy Day at Rabindra Sadan on Saturday afternoon. He said as per the 2011 Census, the literacy rate in Bengal is 76 percent but has gone up by at least another 9-10 percent. According to 2011 Census, literacy rate in Bihar is 55 percent, Odisha is 69 percent, Assam is 62 percent and Jharkhand 60 percent. He said steps have already been taken to expedite the literacy drive in all the districts. In Bengal, West Midnapore has the highest literacy rate that is 92 percent while in Uttar Dinajpur and Purulia, the rates are 69 percent and 64 percent respectively. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSaugata Roy, the party’s MP, alleged that the Centre was not providing funds to carry out literacy drives whereas the national rate of literacy is 73 percent compared to Bengal’s 76 percent.Shashi Panja, state minister for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, added that mere literacy is not enough and the neo-literates should be included in the skill development schemes of the state government.Bratya Basu, state IT minister, assured that the department was ready to provide every cooperation to the Mass Education and Library Services department. The way Bengal has become the No. 1 state in the country in 100 days’ work, it is not very far off from becoming the No. 1 state in literacy in India, he hoped.State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said in the past seven years, Bengal has made immense development in education. Literacy drives have been conducted in every Block.last_img read more

Visual Computing in Focus

first_img 2 min read Register Now » March 12, 2010 This story appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » No matter how persuasive your pitch or how silver-tongued your spiel, everything sells better if there’s something to see. There’s even data to back it up: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 80 percent of comprehension occurs via visual input, and people retain 6.5 times more information when visual aids complement verbal interaction.”In today’s world, the best way to communicate is to show,” says Bob Grim, director of product marketing for semiconductor giant Advanced Micro Devices, in Sunnyvale, Calif.To that end, the company’s new Vision Pro program is designed specifically for small businesses: It includes support for multiple monitors, video conferencing software and tools to create and view marketing and sales materials incorporating embedded video and 3-D graphics.Vision Pro even tweaks the visual formula to promote graphics performance to laptop-toting SMBs. The platform includes AMD’s M880G and M780G chipsets and its dual-core Turion II Ultra, Turion II, Athlon II series of processors. Notebooks powered by the Vision Pro solution start at $449, Grim says.Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Edge, $579, and ultraportable ThinkPad x100e systems, $449, introduced in January during the annual Consumer Electronics show, both feature the platform. AMD adds it plans to expand the program to desktops later this year.”People who are in marketing and sales, or in any position where you’re trying to drive revenue, are the people who can really benefit from this,” Grim says. “Companies that make a compelling visual presentation stand the best chance of succeeding.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Citigroup Is Testing Its Own Bitcoin Citicoin

first_imgJuly 7, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. The day has come: Banks can’t ignore Bitcoin anymore. Not even the biggest of the big.First up is Citigroup, the New York City-based global banking giant recently revealed to the International Business Times that it is developing its own version of Bitcoin. Predictably branded ‘Citicoin,’ the virtual currency was coded by Citigroup’s research and design arm, Citi Innovation. Still in the early testing phase, a patent has not been filed for the mainly open-source cryptocurrency, which is based off of Bitcoin and its core blockchain ledger technology, a chronological public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions that have ever taken place. This approach will allow for less complicated and less costly cross-border payments and other transactions.    Related: Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on BitcoinCitigroup, which has eyed distributed ledger tech over “the last few years,” also admitted to the Times that it has developed three internal blockchains to test its fledgling digital coins on. While the company’s inaugural foray into virtual currency is promising — and certainly a pioneering move within the traditional financial services industry — it’s still a ways away from being the real deal.“They [Citigroup’s blockchains] are all within the labs just now, so there is no real money passing through these systems yet,” Ken Moore, head of Citi Innovation Labs, told the Times. “They are at a pre-production level, to be clear.”Related: Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?So far, the focus of Citigroup’s digital currency system has been on cross-border payments, with trade likely up next, Moore said.He described Citicoin, as “an equivalent to Bitcoin,” and said it’s “up and running” within company labs in an effort to give Citigroup a head start. “It’s in the labs, but it’s to make sure we are at the leading edge of this technology and that we can exploit the opportunities within it.”Citigroup has thrown down the virtual gauntlet. Which big bank is up next?Related: ‘Days Felt Like Years’: What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week Enroll Now for Freecenter_img 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

IPython 70 releases with AsyncIO Integration and new Async libraries

first_imgIPython team released version 7.0 of IPython, yesterday. IPython is a powerful Python interactive shell with features such as advanced tab completion, syntactic coloration, and more. IPython 7.0 explores new features such as AsyncIO integration, new Async libraries, and Async support in Notebooks. IPython (Interactive Python) provides a rich toolkit for interactive computing in multiple programming languages. It’s the Jupyter kernel for Python used by millions of users. Let’s discuss the key features in IPython 7.0 release. AsyncIO Integration IPython 7.0 comes with the integration of IPython and AsyncIO. This means that you don’t have to import or learn about asyncIO anymore. AsyncIO is a library which lets you write concurrent code using the async/await syntax. The asyncIO library is used as a foundation for multiple Python asynchronous frameworks providing high-performance network, web-servers, database connection libraries, distributed task queues, etc. Just remember that asyncIO is an async function, it won’t magically make your code faster but will make it easier to write. New Async Libraries (Curio and Trio integration) Python consists of keywords async and await. This helps simplify the use of asynchronous programming and the standardization around asyncIO. It also allows experimentation with the new paradigms for asynchronous libraries. Now, two new Async Libraries namely Curio and Trio, have been added in IPython 7.0. Both of these libraries explore ways to write asynchronous programs. They also explore how to use async, awaits, and coroutines when starting from a blank slate. Curio is a library which helps perform concurrent I/O and common system programming tasks. It makes use of the Python coroutines and the explicit async/await syntax. Trio is an async/await-native I/O library for Python. It lets you write programs that do multiple things at the same time with parallelized I/O. Async support in Notebooks Async code will now work in a notebook when using ipykernel for Jupyter users. With IPython 7.0, async will work with all the frontends that support the Jupyter Protocol, including the classic Notebook, JupyterLab, Hydrogen, nteract desktop, and nteract web. The default code will run in the existing asyncIO/tornado loop that runs the kernel. For more information, check out the official release notes. Read Next Make Your Presentation with IPython How to connect your Vim editor to IPython Increase your productivity with IPythonlast_img read more

Bookings open May 26 for Holland Americas first Cuba cruises

first_img SEATTLE — Holland America Line has become the latest ocean liner to set its sights on Cuba, after announcing that sailings from Fort Lauderdale will commence Dec. 22.The cruise line, which has already received approval to sail to Cuba, will head to the island for the first time on Dec. 22 with a 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam. With this voyage, Holland America Line will become Carnival Corporation’s third cruise line to be approved to sail to Cuba following the company’s historic inaugural sailings to the island last year.Nine seven-day itineraries will feature the capital city Havana, and three of these will add another Cuba call at Cienfuegos. The 12-day holiday cruise showcases both Cuban ports. Depending on the departure day, cruises will include the Cuba ports as well as a combination of Caribbean ports, including: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Key West, Florida; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureIn addition to the seven-day cruises, an 11-day spring cruise sails March 17, 2018, and also features the Cuban ports of Havana and Cienfuegos, as well as Key West, Cozumel, Montego Bay and Georgetown. The final seven-day Cuba sailing departs on April 18, 2018.Onboard, the Cuba experience will be enhanced through the line’s Explorations Central, or EXC, program, featuring EXC Guides who will bring the destination to life through presentations and EXC Talks. Also enriching the Cuba experience for guests are EXC Port Maps created for the Cuban calls, EXC Encounters that will showcase the culture and history of Cuba to guests before they visit the ports, and much more. In addition, educational and cultural EXC Tours are being developed in and near Havana and Cienfuegos with a highlight being Trinidad, one of the best-preserved historic towns in the Caribbean.Bookings for Holland America Line’s cruises to Cuba will open May 26, 2017. Guests booked on Veendam’s previous deployment will be given a full refund and opportunity to book on another Holland America Line voyage. Fares for Cuba cruises begin at $899 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. Travelweek Group Bookings open May 26 for Holland America’s first Cuba cruises Thursday, May 25, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Posted by Tags: Holland America Linelast_img read more