In their place, Kimanzi has handed a recall to Red Arrows keeper Ian Otieno as well as Ulinzi Stars’ Timothy Odhiambo. Faruk Shikalo has however been retained.Midfielder Eric Johannah who turns out for Swedish second division side IF Bromma has also been dropped while there is still no place for Johannah Omollo. Skipper Victor Wanyama however returns to the fold after settling his transfer conundrum at Tottenham Hotspur.Harambee Stars attacking midfielder Eric Johannah wheels away from Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza during their international friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Nkana’s Harun Shakava who had been previously overlooked by former coach Sebastien Migne since turning down a call up for a tournament in India last year has been recalled by Kimanzi after impressing in his start in Zambia.Anthony ‘Teddy’ Akumu also earns a place back in the team after missing last month’s friendly match against Uganda as well as Algeria based Masud Juma and Swedish based Joseph ‘Crouch’ Okumu.Youngster Yusuf Mainge who now plies his trade in Slovakia has also been called up with fit-again Jesse Were also earning a slot in the team.Meanwhile, China based Ayumb Timbe will not be part of the squad, after his club Beijing Renhe requested for his omission as they will have important league matches during the same period.Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi issues instructions during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on September 5, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKimanzi will look to test his new faces as he continues a process of building a solid squad for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt and Togo.Full SquadGoalkeepers; Ian Otieno (Red Arrow, Zambia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Faruk Shikalo (Young Africans, Tanzania)Defenders; Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Yusuf Mainge (FK Pohronie, Slovakia), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)Midfielders; Anthony Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari, Kenya), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Cliffton Miheso (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)Forwards; Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), Masud Juma (JS Kabylie, Algeria).0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi shouts instructions during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Senegal at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on July 1, 2019. PHOTO/GoalNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – First choice keeper Patrick Matasi and Sweden based midfielder Eric Johannah are some of the high profile names omitted as Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi named a squad of 23 to face Mozambique in a friendly match in Nairobi on October 13.Matasi who has been Kenya’s number one for the last three years will not be part of the squad as well as Kariobangi Sharks’ John Oyemba who has lost his club starting role to youngster Brian Bwire.
Lampreys, fish that consist of little more than a mouth with a tube-like body and fin, don’t usually fossilize well because they lack bones and hard cartilage. A small two-inch fossil lamprey has been found in South Africa and reported in Nature1 (see also National Geographic, Live Science and EurekAlert based on a press release from University of Chicago Hospitals). The news reports are calling this a “living fossil” but it’s really more of a “reverse living fossil.” Most living fossils are live animals found that had been thought long extinct. This is a dead fossil that shows similarity to living lampreys, with little change for 360 million years according to evolutionary dating: e.g., according to Gess et al in Nature, “lampreys as a whole appear all the more remarkable: ancient specialists that have persisted as such and survived a subsequent 360 million years.” The conclusion of their paper states:The discovery of Priscomyzon within a Late Devonian marginal marine estuarine environment pushes the minimum date of lamprey-like fishes back by some 35 million years, and provides a new minimum date for molecular-clock-based estimates of the cyclostome crown node. The well developed oral disc, annular cartilages and circumoral teeth of Priscomyzon suggests the evolutionary long-term stability of a highly specialized parasitic feeding habit. Lampreys have long been recognized as highly apomorphic but only now is it possible to appreciate just how ancient these specializations are. In this particular sense, lampreys might be described as ‘living fossils’, and Priscomyzon adds new phylogenetic perspective to studies using modern agnathans as model systems for deriving insight into primitive vertebrate conditions.The authors built a new phylogenetic tree including the new species, a member of the cyclostomes (circle-mouths). Philippe Janvier, however, commenting in Nature2 on this find, was not convinced the fossil helps the tree:The relationships between living hagfishes, lampreys and jawed vertebrates are hotly debated, because of conflicting distributions of morphological and physiological traits on the one hand, and of DNA and RNA sequence data on the other. The morphological and physiological aspects suggest that lampreys (but not hagfishes) are the sister group of jawed vertebrates, whereas gene sequences generally suggest that lampreys and hagfishes are sister groups. Fossils sometimes help to resolve such conflicts, by revealing combinations of traits in an extinct species that better support a particular relationship. Frustratingly, Priscomyzon does not help in resolving the problem of lamprey relationships, because it provides no new informative combinations of characteristics compared with post-Devonian and extant lampreys. Morphology-based evolutionary trees of living and fossil vertebrates have long been prone to change.Later, Janvier asked, “So, it is not too surprising that lampreys turn up in the Devonian period, 360 Myr ago. What is surprising is that they are already very similar to modern lampreys. What, then, did earlier or more primitive lampreys look like?” All he could do was speculate. Another discovery was announced from this geological epoch. A press release from University of Ohio announced finding organic molecules in 350 million year old fossil crinoids. That makes these the oldest such molecules found. The researchers think this provides a new way to trace animal evolution. See also Science Daily.1Gess et al, “ Nature 443, 981-984(26 October 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05150.2Philippe Janvier, “Palaeontology: Modern look for ancient lamprey,” Nature 443, 921-924(26 October 2006) | doi:10.1038/443921a.The researchers performed some tree-building magic with their new lamprey to give it the illusion of fitting into an evolutionary ancestry somehow, but clearly finding one so early, so little evolved, was a surprise. Their unwieldy chart now has to place lampreys 35 million years farther back, where its unique morphology was already well-developed. Then they have to claim that very little changed for 360 million years. During that same amount of time, all the varieties of reptiles, birds, mammals, and land plants supposedly emerged: an embarrassment of riches for the fecund process of evolution. Why did lampreys miss the party? May as well add to the story; in the absence of fossils, National Geographic speculates, “When the fossilized lamprey lived, there were probably many types of jawless vertebrates. Except for the lamprey and hagfish, all of them seem to have died out.” Interestingly, Janvier pointed out that we cannot assume a parasitic lifestyle just from the morphology. It may look like this fossil lamprey used its mouth to suck blood, “Yet only 19 living lamprey species (out of 38) feed this way,” he said. “Other lampreys mainly use their sucker to either secure themselves while at rest or carry stones for nest building.” This opens the possibility that parasitism was a degenerate behavior for structures that had another purpose. The overarching theme, though, was the surprise of finding a nearly modern lamprey so far back in time; it means that any alleged common ancestor had to be pushed even farther back: “lamprey morphology has been astonishingly stable for 360 Myr,” Janvier said. Thinking inside the Darwinian box, he said this “proves that lampreys and hagfishes had already diverged by late Devonian times, earlier than previously thought.” So there you have Darwinists experiencing the surprise effect of anomalies again, yet with no prospect of thinking outside the box. (In fact, the same issue of Nature had several tirades against those close-minded, evil creationists.) Finding organic molecules in fossils 350 million years old does little to jar the evolutionists, nor does finding living fossils virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions of years. The gumby Darwinists are masters at turning every falsification into confirmation. The evolution talk is all in future tense, as usual: this “may give us insight” into evolution (yawn). We’ve been waiting a long time for said insight, and all we keep getting is outdark. It makes us downright ready to upchuck.(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park has outstanding natural beauty, Africa’s highest mountain range south of Kilimanjaro, a fascinating and ancient geology, some of the rarest animals in the world – and the largest, richest and most concentrated series of rock art in Africa. In 2000 it became the fourth site in South Africa to be granted World Heritage status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).World Heritage in South AfricaDid you know that Table Mountain has more plant species than the British Isles? Or that the Vredefort Dome is the world’s largest and oldest meteor impact crater? SA is home to seven Unesco World Heritage sites, places of “outstanding value to humanity”.Internationally, there are 812 World Heritage sites, in 137 countries. Africa has 65 sites and South Africa a total of seven. Three of these are cultural sites and three natural. The Drakensberg, because of its remarkable geology and unmatched wealth of San rock art, is a mixed cultural and natural World Heritage site.The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park lies in the west of KwaZulu-Natal on the Lesotho border. It is 243 000 hectares in size, stretching 150 kilometres from Royal Natal National Park in the north to Cobham Forest Station in the south.Both the Zulu name uKhahlamba – barrier of spears – and the Afrikaans name Drakensberg – dragon mountains – fit the formidable horizon created by the range.A massive basaltic cap set on a broad base of sedimentary rocks belonging to the Stormberg series of 150-million years ago, the mountains are South Africa’s main watershed.For more than 4 000 years they were home to the indigenous San people, who created a vast body of rock art – the largest and most concentrated collection in Africa. There are some 600 sites and 35 000 individual images in the Drakensberg.In describing the park’s natural heritage, Unesco notes its “exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site.”The giant lizardThe ox-wagons of Boer settlers had to negotiate the Drakensberg’s steep passes in 1837 during the Great Trek from the Cape Colony. The apocryphal tale goes that, 40 years later, the name Drakensberg was coined when a Boer father and son reported seeing a dragon, a giant lizard with wings and a tail, flying above the cloud-covered mountain peaks.The Tugela Falls in the Drakensberg is the second-highest waterfall in the world, with a total drop of 947 metres (Photo: John Hone, Art Publishers)From the massive basalt cliffs of its northern reaches to the soaring sandstone buttresses in the south, the range is the highest in Africa south of Kilimanjaro. It is home to the world’s second-highest waterfall, the Tugela Falls, with a total drop of 947 metres. They are easily viewed after a heavy rain from the main road into the park. (The highest waterfall in the world is the 979-metre Salto Angel in Venezuela.)The Drakensberg’s natural and cultural wealth has made it one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. Accommodation caters for all tastes and budgets, from luxury resorts and hotels to guest-houses, bed-and-breakfast establishments, caravan parks and cabins.Huts and listed caves are available for those who prefer to hike the mountains. Thousands of trails are marked across the Drakensberg, from short ambles through indigenous fern forests to more strenuous expeditions through the mountains’ hills and passes.The park offers four golf courses, as well as horse trails, scenic self-drives, trout streams for fishing, and mountain climbing and abseiling activities.Ancient rock art heritageThe uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park is also a monument to the San hunter-gatherers, who lived there from the Stone Age until the late 19th century – a 4 000-year occupation.San artists used red, orange, yellow, black and white, derived from mixing clay, burnt wood and ochre oxides (Photo: South African Tourism)Living in the sandstone caves and rock shelters of the Drakensberg’s valleys, the San made paintings that Unesco describes as “world famous and widely considered one of the supreme achievements of humankind . outstanding in quality and diversity of subject and in their depiction of animals and human beings . which throws much light on their way of life and their beliefs.“The rock art of the Drakensberg is the largest and most concentrated group of rock paintings in Africa south of the Sahara, and is outstanding both in quality and diversity of subject.”Originally roaming freely throughout southern Africa, the San were forced to take refuge in the mountains with the 13th-century migration of Bantu-speaking people into the region and, later, European colonisation. San culture disappeared from the Drakensberg at the end of the 19th century.The artists used red, orange, yellow, black and white, derived from mixing clay, burnt wood and ochre oxides. The paintings have a documentary aspect, showing the San interacting with one other and their environment. Hunting scenes are common. The subject-matter changed with the arrival of the settlers from the north and the colonisers from Europe.The oldest painting on a rock shelter wall in the Drakensberg dates back about 2 400 years, but paint chips at least a thousand years older have also been found.Rich natural heritage“Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges contribute to the beauty of the site,” Unesco writes of the Drakensberg. “The site’s diversity of habitats protects a high level of endemic and globally threatened species, especially birds and plants.”Protea nubigena is found nowhere on earth except on a high ridge in the Royal Natal section of the Drakensberg (Photo: Ruhr University)Of the 2 153 plant species in the park, a remarkable 98 are endemic or near-endemic. These include the extremely rare Protea nubigena, a plant found nowhere on earth except on a high ridge in the Royal Natal section of the park.Part of the reason for the Drakensberg’s rich biodiversity is its exremes of altitude, from 1 000 metres above sea level to 3 500 metres. It is home to aquatic, forest, scrub, fynbos, savannah, mountain grassland and heath plant families, including a large number of species listed in the Red Data Book of threatened plants, with 119 species listed as globally endangered.For the birdsThe park is also home to 299 recorded bird species – an astonishing 37% of all non-marine avian species in southern Africa. Ten of the park’s bird species are listed as important to world conservation. These include the globally endangered Cape parrot and white-winged flufftail, and the globally threatened corncrake, lesser kestral and yellow-breasted pipit. The blue crane, Cape vulture and bald ibis are counted as globally vulnerable, while the pallid harrier and black harrier are on the near-threatened list.Among the park’s 48 species of mammal are the threatened eland and endemic grey rhebuck, which each currently number around 2 000 – the highest population nationally. Its colonies of clawless and spotted neck otters are also the largest in South Africa.An ancient geologyThe imposing Drakensberg escarpment is the product of millions of years of sculpting by the elements, with its foundations formed over billions of years.A satellite image of the most elevated stretch of the Drakensberg, composed of severely eroded basalt capping a sandstone base (Photo: Radar Remote Sensing Group, University of Cape Town)Eons ago, the place was an enormous inland lake, lying on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland. Sediments carried into the lake were deposited on granite foundations, which formed almost three billion years ago. Today, in areas such as Wit Umfolozi, Old Baldy in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, and Kloof Gorge, small portions of these grandfather granites are exposed and visible.The sediments of mud and sand were deposited for millions of years into the vast central swamp, home to dinosaurs. Compacted by the immense pressure of the overlying layers, they built up about 490 million years ago. Today the resultant sandstone can be seen in the typical table-top shapes of the Valley of a Thousand Hills and Oribi Gorge.The next layer of sediments deposited over the Beaufort sandstones built up the blue and grey Molteno and red Elliot formations about 200 million years ago. These form the small cliffs in the Drakensberg foothills. The layer is easily recognised from the tiny quartz crystals that make it sparkle in the sun. Millennia later, the San used the even Molteno layers as a canvas for their art.Some 160 million years ago, enormous internal pressures caused the supercontinent of Gondwanaland to crack and drift apart, forming the different continents we have today. Enormous cracks in the crust of the African continent caused massive lava flows, which were to create the Drakensberg.The thick lavas flowed and cooled, flowed and cooled, adding up to 50 metres of lava at a time. Over 20-million years these flows built up a deposit of basaltic rock over 1.5 kilometres thick in some places, covering an area from Lesotho to most of KwaZulu-Natal and as far as Mozambique and the Indian Ocean.The lava stopped flowing about 140-million years ago. Since then, erosion has been the dominant force in the mountains, forming the imposing peaks and steep-sided valleys we know today.Through the centuries, the slow build-up of soil on the steep slopes has provided a base for vegetation, food for the vast herds of game that once roamed the grasslands.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
“Likejacking” Takes Off on FacebookGeorge W. Bush Has Joined FacebookThe Coming Data ExplosionThe Case Against LinksiPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?Google.com Gets A Photo – YoursMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebThe Real-Time Web Summit, New York CityYou’re invited to join ReadWriteWeb for our third event and our first on the East Coast: the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit, on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is our second Summit on the Real-Time Web, following on from our successful debut event in Mountain View last October. It will follow the same unconference format, which we have gotten a lot of great feedback on.The Real-Time Web is a set of technologies that impacts almost every service, activity and application on the Web. We were one of the first news outlets to analyze the Real-Time Web and we’ve since written extensively about it. Come to the summit to understand how it impacts you, your business and your next development.The ReadWriteWeb team is excited about our first New York event and we look forward to seeing you there! Click here to get a 30% discount on your registration.Real-Time Web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. RFID Hoaxes and HexesInternet of Things Business Models: Pachube Partners With Current CostTowards a Trillion Nodes: Crossbow SensorsMore Internet of Things coverageMobile WebSteve Jobs: Tablets will Usher in Post-PC EraDon’t Believe the Hype: Sprint “4G” Slower Than T-Mobile 3G, Report FindsPoll: Is AT&T Strangling the Future or Is Everything Going to Be OK?More Mobile Web coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Finland5 Basic Things to Consider Before Moving Your Startup to the CloudAnalytics for Your Startup: Building the Right MetricsReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Survey: More Than 80% of Businesses Support the iPadWeekly Poll: Why Are Open APIs So Hot?Rackspace Cloud Grows to U.K. – Hosting VMware and Xen in HarmonyEnjoy your weekend everyone.Subscribe to Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: ReadWrite Sponsors YouTube Adds Real-Time Discussion Support with Google ModeratorOilaholic: Oil Spill Goes Real-TimeSpy-in-the-Sky as a Cloud ServiceMore Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Augmented RealityAugmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized LogoHow Augmented Reality Helps Doctors Save Lives More Augmented Reality coverageAugmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.Internet of Things Related Posts Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups While Facebook was once again the biggest story this week (“Likejacking” Takes Off on Facebook), our top stories range from the coming data explosion to an argument against linking. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: There are RFID hoaxes and hexes in the Internet of Things; a special logo for augmented reality; and the oil spill goes real time. Read on for more.Story of the Week Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
The ability to match frame and replace edit in Premiere Pro is incredibly helpful and will enable you to simplify swapping one take for another. Here’s how it’s done.When editing a project in Premiere Pro CC there are several tips and tricks that you can use to increase your editing speed and efficiency. One of these tips to aid you is using the match frame feature. We’ve covered this specific tip before here at PremiumBeat so be sure to check this quick tip out. If you’re more of the visual person then the video below from Video Revealed is a great resource for learning how and when to use the match frame technique.Now that we’ve got a refresher on how and when to use match frame let’s look at how we can use the replace edit technique in Premiere Pro CC to increase our editing efficiency even more.Replace EditWhen you’re working on a project and you know that you’ve run more than one take on a specific scene you can easily replace one take with another with replace edit. This technique is incredibly helpful and allows you to speed up your editing process. So, let’s run through this technique step by step and see exactly how we can increase our editing speed.Step 1: Find the Clip You Want to ReplaceOnce we find the clip we want to replace on the timeline we’ll want to right click and select Reveal in Project. In the video tutorial below from PeachpitTV they’ll also show you an option on how to set a hotkey for this task.Step 2: Find Your Desired Replacement ClipNext up access the bin where your footage is located. If you follow proper logging techniques than all of the various takes for that scene will be located here. Find the clip that will replace the existing clip in your timeline. You can then select this clip and load it into the source monitor.Step 3: Check Your PlayheadsIf the clip has dialogue (like in the PeachpitTV tutorial below), then you can use this dialogue to act as an anchor for the upcoming match frame when applying your replace edit. The important thing is that your playhead is in a common position on both the source and program monitor.Step 4: Replace Your ClipMaking sure that our clip is still selected in the timeline, go to Clip > Replace with Clip > From Source Monitor, Match Frame. By using From Source Monitor, Match Frame we’re essentially using the Match Frame technique to aid us in replacing a clip.If you had transitions and other effects added to the clip, these will be applied to the new replacement clip. This is an effective and useful technique to help editors streamline their process. Let’s watch this video tutorial from PeachpitTV to see this process play out in real time.Have any other quick tips for Premiere Pro? Share them with us in the comments below.
The indefinite hunger strike of the teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) demanding regularization of their jobs entered the fifth day on Saturday.“The jobs of SSA teachers were regularized in different states of the country, but despite our repeated memoranda to the government our jobs were not regularized. So we have decided to continue our agitation until our demands are met”, Secretary of the Tripura SSA teachers Welfare Asssociation, Bastab Debbarma told the press.He said 38 teachers had participated in the fast and more than 300 teachers are remaining present near the ground of agitation here.The State Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty has appealed to the agitating teachers to withdraw their strike on the plea that the government was concerned about their problems.“The SSA teachers are getting their salaries and facilities at par with the regular teachers of the State government and we have decided to introduce Employees Provident Fund (EPF) within short time,” Chakraborty told reporters.He added that the Lok Sabha MP from Tripura, Jiten Chowdhury, had raised the issue in Parliament and requested the central government to regularize their jobs, but the central government remained silent on the issue.There are 5,200 SSA teachers in the State.Meanwhile, the State BJP President Biplab Deb and Tripura Pradesh Congress President, Birajit Sinha visited the site of agitating teachers and expressed their sympathy to the teachers.Mr. Deb alleged that the State government was deliberately depriving the SSA teachers despite getting full funding from the central government.He assured them that their jobs would be regularized if the BJP was voted to power in the next assembly elections scheduled to be held in February 2018.
Maxi Rodriguez celebrates after scoring in the penalty shootout against Netherlands Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.Argentina will play Germany in Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.Team Lineups(from):Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Ron Vlaar, Stefan De Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi (Daryl Janmaat, 46th), Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Wesley Sneijder, Nigel De Jong (Jordy Clasie, 62nd); Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 96th)Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez (Rodrigo Palacio, 81st); Gonzalo Higuain (Sergio Aguero, 82nd), Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Maxi Rodriguez, 101st)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal could change Ramsey stance for Denis Suarezby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are desperate to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona this month.The Gunners feel the midfielder is the one who will help boss Unai Emery take the team to the next level.And the Daily Mirror reports that he would ideally sign on a loan deal with the possibility of a £15 million transfer in the summer.But the issue is that Barcelona want to sell him permanently this month.It is possible that Arsenal will let Aaron Ramsey join Juventus in January for a sizeable fee, as it would give them enough cash to sign Suarez permanently.
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, have named TV personality Robin Roberts the 10th Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in the team’s history.Robin Roberts With The Harlem GlobetrottersCredit/Copyright: Ida Mae Astute/ABCRoberts joins an esteemed list of Honorary Harlem Globetrotters that includes Pope Francis – who was honored by the Globetrotters at the Vatican in May – as well as Dr. Henry Kissinger (1976), Bob Hope (1977) and Nelson Mandela (1996).The prestigious Honorary Harlem Globetrotter accolade recognizes an individual of extraordinary character and achievement who has made an everlasting mark on the world. Roberts, an award-winning journalist, has provided inspiration for millions as she has publicly battled breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Roberts is an inductee of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and is in the top ten in five career statistical categories at her alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana University, where her no. 21 jersey is retired.“It is our privilege to present Robin Roberts with this honor,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “She used her platform as a journalist to selflessly make her personal health battle public in order to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors, and by doing so, she potentially helped save lives. Robin fully embodies the ambassadorial spirit the Globetrotters have exuded for 90 years.”The announcement was made before a national TV audience, as the Globetrotters performed on a special basketball court for a multitude of excited fans in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.As part of the festivities, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, also pronounced that they are giving back even more during their 90th year with The Great Assist initiative, pledging to spread 100 million smiles around the world over the next 10 years with act of kindness and benevolence. Some examples include bringing schools messages of bullying prevention, character and physical fitness, visiting children’s hospitals, lending a hand after natural disasters, helping build homes for the needy and volunteering at soup kitchens and homeless shelters.Fans are encouraged to give back as well and to visit GreatAssist.com to nominate a worthwhile cause or a deserving family in need of a smile, and the Globetrotters will help as many fans as possible throughout the tour.The North American leg of the Globetrotters’ 2016 World Tour will tip off on Dec. 26, 2015, and see over 330 games in more than 260 cities in 48 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico. To find a performance near you and purchase tickets, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S.
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