Giants win behind impressive rookie, flip switch on Padres who suddenly look different

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants traveled to Petco Park for the first series of the 2019 season, they helped the San Diego Padres inspire hope in the local fan base.The young, exciting Padres turned heads with their energy, their raw talent and three wins in four games over a Giants squad that appeared slow, flawed and behind the times.The Giants (28-38) haven’t exactly turned the tables over the last two months, but they managed to flip a switch against San Diego in this week’s two-game …last_img

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Archive Classic: Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways

first_img(Visited 86 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The story of evolution in easy-to-understand language. Try the exercise in the commentary.According to an article by Becky Ham on MSNBC, evolution can make things more complicated or less complicated.  She referred to iconic cartoons that show the progress of evolution from slime to couch potato.  “It’s just a joke, but the idea that life starts simple and gets more complex over time persists even in scientific circles.”  One counter example, though, is the origin of single celled life.  Archaea and bacteria may be stripped-down versions of eukaryotes.  This idea from David Penny (Massey U, NZ) suggests that eukaryotes appeared first.Penny said, “We do think there is a tendency to look at evolution as progressive.  We prefer to think of evolution as backwards, sideways, and occasionally forward.”  Penny and his colleagues deny the popular hypothesis that eukaryotic cells emerged from the fusion of earlier, simpler life forms.  “Although the idea seems contrary to our cherished notion that evolution makes organisms more complex,” Becky Ham (no relation to Ken Ham, as far as we know) wrote, “Penny and colleagues say it’s possible.”Well, then, it follows that in evolution, anything is possible.  Penny’s colleague Chuck Kurland [Lund U, Sweden] provided more examples of simplification that “illustrate the Darwinian view of evolution as a reversible process in the sense that ‘eyes can be acquired and eyes can be lost.’  Genome evolution is a two-way street,” he said.Visualize a hockey puck on a frictionless surface infinite in all directions, moving about in various ways.  The concepts of forward, backward and sideways lose all meaning.  The same is true in relativistic Darwinland, where an incoming asteroid can cause extinction but also a boom in emergent innovation (see Fox News). In the overall scheme of things, does it matter which direction is forward or backward?For decades, most Darwinists have taught as fact the myth that eukaryotes are a more complex product that emerged from the fusion of simpler, more primitive microbes.  Progressivism is built into such a notion.  Now, if eukaryotes just appeared suddenly, then became stripped down into the other two kingdoms of microbes, then Darwinian miracles of emergence allow for anything.  Why don’t we extend Penny’s theory and conclude that bacteria are stripped-down humans?  (Sorry; that didn’t come out right.  Some people on the beach, though, do resemble amoebas.)Exercise: Read the following paragraph aloud:The Story of EvolutionEvolution explains more complexity, and more simplicity.  It explains why flight arose in some birds, but was lost in others.  With evolution, organs and genomes can become more complicated, or more streamlined.  Eyes emerge through evolution, but eyes are also lost by evolution.  Evolution makes the cheetah fast but the sloth slow.  By evolution, dinosaurs grow to skyscraper size, and hummingbirds grow tiny.  With evolution, peacocks grow more flashy and crows more black, giraffes tall and flatworms flat.  Evolution explains predator and prey, loner and herder, light and dark, high and low, fast and slow, profligacy and stinginess, terrorism and altruism, religion and atheism, virtue and selfishness, psychosis and reason, extinction and fecundity, war and peace.  Evolution explains everything.Now substitute the meaningless word Gribbleflix for Evolution and read it again.  There you have it: the world’s most successful, all-encompassing theory.  Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of Gribbleflix.  Don’t let the anti-Gribbleflix people sneak their dogma into the schools.  Gribbleflix is science.  Gribbleflix is a FACT!last_img read more

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Builders Warehouse opens in Botswana

first_img13 October 2011South African DIY and home improvement chain Builders Warehouse has made its first foray outside South Africa with the opening of a new store in Gaborone, Botswana.The store, which opened at the Airport Junction Shopping Centre in Gaborone last month, aims to give customers in the city a new shopping experience by offering a wide selection of quality building materials and home improvement products.“As the largest home improvement retailer in the industry in South Africa, we are delighted to be opening in Gaborone,” Massbuild CEO Llewellyn Walters said at the store opening, which was attended by Botswana’s Labour and Home Affairs Minster Peter Siele and Assistant Trade and Industry Minister Vincent Seretse.“We look forward to bringing customers the best choice at the lowest possible prices, with exceptional service delivery thanks to our enthusiastic, experienced and committed staff.”Corporate social responsibilityCustomer appetite for the Builders Warehouse offering was re-enforced with opening sales that far exceeded targeted expectations.According to the statement, Builders Warehouse encourages continuous engagement and participation with the local communities that it serves and is specifically committed to supporting and promoting initiatives that focus on educational sustainability.Builders Warehouse Gaborone donated 20 000 pula each to Ikageng primary School, Tswaragano Primary School, Moamogwe Primary School, while the company’s staff visited each of the schools and have directly assisted them with minor revamping, gardening and painting.The chain store is a part of Massmart, which also owns retail chain stores like Game, Makro and Dion Wired. The world’s largest retailer, US-based Walmart, acquired a 51% stake in Massmart for R16.5-billion in May this year.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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SA public transport enters new phase

first_img16 October 2013 Johannesburg has commissioned the second phase of its multi-billion rand bus rapid transit system – part of a 13-city integrated public transport system rollout that is creating tens of thousands of jobs and driving the localisation of bus manufacturing in South Africa. The system, featuring dedicated bus lanes, easy access stations, reliable scheduling and routes designed both to integrate with other transport modes and connect previously underserved urban areas, promises to transform public transport in South Africa’s major centres. Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are currently being constructed in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Rustenburg and Port Elizabeth, and the the government plans to extend it to seven more cities – Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, East London, Polokwane, Msunduzi, Ekurhuleni and George – over the next five years.Opening up South Africa’s cities Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, speaking at the opening of the east-west link of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya BRT system on Monday, said the system aimed “to bring many of the benefits of car ownership to the public transport system: namely flexibility, speed and wide access”. Patel noted that the spatial geography of apartheid had separated economic hubs from residential areas, both countrywide and in the cities, where large townships such as Soweto served as “dormitory settlements from which workers were transported daily to the industrial and commercial areas and affluent suburbs”. The new integrated public transport system for South Africa’s cities sought to address this by connecting work and residence in a more integrated way. “Modern cities work on a combination of transport modes,” he added. “Our challenge has been to connect these seamlessly so that workers can use these in combination to reach their destinations.” Patel said that Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya system had so far created 21 925 jobs in its construction phase, and that Johannesburg and Cape Town would be spending R624-million between them this year on 220 locally assembled BRT buses. As the BRT system is rolled out in other cities, “they too will specify locally manufactured buses for public entities to purchase, creating we hope the economies of scale and market size that will see a dynamic, competitive local bus assembly industry”.Infrastructure for inclusive growth Patel noted that the BRT system was part of a wider, R4.3-trillion infrastructure programme that would fundamentally reshape South African economy and society. “The national infrastructure plan announced in 2012 is the biggest intervention by government to lay the physical platform for inclusive growth and social development in more than 40 years.” The plan comprises 18 strategic integrated projects (SIPs), including plans to build a new seaport and inland ports, along with new roads, power stations, windfarms, dams, hospitals, universities, and railway lines to the country’s untapped mineral reserves. “All these programmes are intended to make the life of citizens better through creating new economic opportunities and creating jobs, and by making our cities and rural areas better places to live,” Patel said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Hackers are Ready to Exploit Zero-Day Flaws; Companies are Slow to Act

first_imgRuben is a blockchain security consultant currently living in New York City. He helps organizations fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value also digitally reinventing company’s operations for greater efficiency. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Reuben Jackson Related Posts How Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Zero-day vulnerabilities can seriously threaten all affected systems since there are no available fixes at the time of discovery (DepositPhotos)Cybersecurity threats are rampant, and attackers are showing no signs of letting up. According to the 2018, Cyber Security Breaches Survey released last April, over forty percent of UK businesses fell victim to cyber attacks over the span of twelve months from 2017 to 2018. Hackers can gain access to target devices through vulnerabilities that can be found across the many layers of a company’s IT infrastructure including software and applications. Serious flaws in operating systems, for instance, could be exploited by attackers for them to take full control over compromised devices. Some of these flaws may not even be known to developers. Known as zero-day vulnerabilities, these flaws can seriously threaten all affected systems since there are no available fixes at the time of discovery. Even if these zero-day vulnerabilities become known, it can take some time for official fixes to be released by developers.  According to Ponemon, zero-day vulnerabilities are the biggest threat to organizations with 64 percent reporting to be compromised through such flaws in the last 12 months.The massive breach of credit reporting firm Equifax is often cited as an exemplary case of the threat of software vulnerabilities. The Strutshock flaw that was used in the attack was a zero-day vulnerability discovered in February 2017 and fixed in March 2017. However, the flaw remained allegedly unpatched in Equifax’s servers months after the fix was released, with the breach pegged to have occurred sometime in May 2017. Hackers can take advantage of the lull between the discovery of the flaw and the application of the fix to attack. Companies can take an average of 100 to 120 days before applying patches to their systems. During this time, attackers can even automate the detection of vulnerable systems and write malware to exploit the flaw specifically. Even devices with existing security systems can fall prey especially if users or administrators aren’t aware of the exploits or fail to apply stop-gap measures to prevent attacks.  While not technically in its zero-day period during the Equifax breach, the event illustrates how slow reaction by companies to such vulnerabilities could lead to catastrophic results.Businesses slow to act.Once hackers have access to their target devices, they can steal data, implant malware, and even take over systems for use in other attacks. According to the same breaches survey, these attacks can cost organizations thousands of pounds a year in the form of stolen assets, downtime, and recovery efforts. Despite this potential impact to their bottom line, businesses often find it challenging to act on these threats promptly. Many smaller operations are ill-equipped to manage their IT effectively. Even those with dedicated IT teams are only able to respond if they are made aware of the threats. For larger operations, infrastructure size and complexity can even increase the time needed to secure their systems fully.“Companies, even small to medium sized ones, can have dozens or hundreds of endpoints in their networks,” says Robert Brown, Director of Services at Cloud Management Suite (CMS). “If an exploit is found, they have to make sure that all affected devices are properly patched. With limited resources, IT staff can take hours or days to apply fixes. This could give hackers enough time to successfully launch attacks.”Developers and vendors of vulnerable systems often try to take prompt action but fixes often don’t come out overnight. For example, a zero-day flaw that affected various Windows operating system versions was revealed last August, but it took Microsoft two weeks to release the official fix. The flaw, which affected Windows’ task scheduler, can be used by attackers to gain system-level access to target devices, allowing them to install software, delete files, and execute programs remotely.Inertia also an issue.End users can also simply suffer from inertia. Users often overlook to update and upgrade their software even if it is considered one of the fundamental practices in IT security. Users tend to ignore update warnings and almost half of them are frustrated by the experience.One only has to look at the market share of operating systems to see how resistant users are to change. Windows 7, which was released back in 2009, still accounts for over 40 percent of the market. Users chose to stick with the older version even when Microsoft offered free upgrades to Windows 10 to existing license holders. Microsoft already ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in 2015 though the developer will provide extended support until 2020.Interestingly, 4.23 percent of desktops still run on Windows XP. Microsoft officially abandoned the defunct operating system in 2014. This continued use forced the company to release an emergency patch during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017. It was the same outbreak that crippled the National Health Service (NHS). The ransomware was able to infect some NHS computers that ran on the outdated Windows software.What can be done?Putting in place preventive measures such as anti-malware applications, firewalls, and automated updates should provide users and organizations with a level of protection. However, vigilance is key when it comes to vulnerability-based attacks. Zero-day flaws can be beyond the scope of protection provided by these measures. Knowledge is critical. IT staff have to know about threats as they emerge so that they can perform the necessary steps to minimize risks. Sites and social media feeds of security portals like StaySafeOnline can provide timely information about emerging threats and trends.Fixes must also be deployed with urgency. IT expert Bruce Schneier remarks that patching will continue to become a challenge since computers are becoming more embedded. He writes, “This gets us back to the two paradigms: getting it right the first time, and fixing things quickly when problems arise.”Software developers should take responsibility for their products and services. These threats should compel them to put better engineering and quality assurance practices in place.Fortunately, IT management and security solutions providers are also making strides to streamline software deployment. Services like CMS are even introducing mechanisms that allow administrators to use plain language instructions to run tasks such as software updates and patch deployment. These solutions could greatly enhance IT management especially since only a third of security professionals update their software automatically.What remains essential is for all stakeholders to act in a timely manner in order to minimize the risk that these threats pose. Tags:#flaws#hackers#zero-day Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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Three shooters from Gagan Narang’s foundation in India squad for World Juniors

first_imgNew Delhi, July 24 (PTI) Three of Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation’s shooters — Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agrawal and Manini Kaushik — have made it to the junior women’s 10m air rifle Indian squad for the upcoming 52nd ISSF World Championships. The prestigious tournament will be held in Korea between August 31 and September 15. The 18-year-old Elavenil had recently won a gold at the International Shooting tournament in Plzen, Czechoslovakia and ISSF Jr. World Cup in Suhl, Germany. The Gujarat girl shot a 250.8 in the final for a top-of-podium finish in Plzen. Elavenil, who had shot an unprecedented score of 631.4 to etch her name in the history books during the ISSF World Cup earlier this year in Sydney, had scored 628 to qualify. Fellow shooter from the GNSPF stable, Shreya Agarwal, also had a fine run at the recent International Junior Shooting Tournament in Plzen as the girl from Madhya Pradesh was the only other Indian to enter the final with Elavenil in air rifle women event. Manini Kaushik, ranked fourth in the ranking list, replaced Mehuli Gosh in the squad as she is part of the senior team for the upcoming World Championship. The Rajasthan girl has shown her flare at the recently concluded 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship where she picked up two medals in individual and team events. While talking about her recent performance, the Asian Games-bound Elavenil said, “The last one year has been of great learning and working hard with my coaches and mentors at GNSPF. “I had focused on achieving a level of consistency and all efforts put at Project Leap has helped me immensely as a shooter.”advertisement On her inclusion in the Junior World Championship squad, a confident Elavenil said, “I look forward to this elite championship and hoping to win more medals for India.” The selection of the three juniors for the Korea World Championship was done on the basis of their cumulative points they have earned during the various international exposure events, including Korean and Munich World Cup, besides the trails held in India. There will be as many as nine girls participating in the junior events at the worlds along with 15 boys who will be competing in junior men events. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

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Scouting Virginia Tech A look at the 2015 Hokies

Virginia Tech then-junior cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) attempts to break through a group of OSU defenders during a game Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 35-21. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State’s quest to repeat as national champions is set to begin on Monday against the only team that beat them last year: Virginia Tech. Here is an in-depth look at what the 2015 Hokies bring to the table.Offensive weapons returning The Hokies have 16 starters from last season returning — eight on both offense and defense. They also have their punter and kicker back.Every offensive player who scored a point for Tech in 2014 is returning for the upcoming year.Their quarterback — redshirt senior Michael Brewer — is back for his final year. Brewer’s top two targets, sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Ford and redshirt sophomore tight end Bucky Hodges, will both suit back up for Tech in 2015.Ford led the squad in receiving in 2014 with 709 yards.  He tied with Hodges for the team lead in touchdown receptions with six. The 6-foot-7 Hodges uses his size to create mismatches for smaller defenders. In addition to the six touchdown catches, he was second on the team in receiving yards with 526.In the backfield, senior J.C. Coleman, a 5-foot-6 speedster, will get most of the carries early in the year. Coleman, who rushed for 533 yards and three touchdowns in 2014, became the starter after injuries to sophomores Marshawn Williams and Shai McKenzie.Williams, who is still recovering from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained last season against Duke, and McKenzie, who is suspended, won’t be available to play against OSU on Monday. Redshirt junior Trey Edmunds, Tech’s leading rusher in 2013, will most likely be the back Hokie coach Frank Beamer uses to spell Coleman versus the Buckeyes.The 2014 Hokie offense was far from prolific — ranking 96th in the nation. However, with all of its key players at the skill positions back for another season, the outlook for the unit is more promising.Shut-down unitTech’s defense — led by defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who is widely regarded as one of the country’s best — looks to be one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s — if not the nation’s — top squads. Last year, they ranked 21st in total defense in the NCAA.Junior cornerback Kendall Fuller, an ESPN preseason All-America selection, will look to continue shutting down opposing team’s top receivers. Despite playing the majority of last year with a fractured wrist, he still managed to tally 15 pass breakups, a forced fumble and two interceptions.Opposite Fuller at cornerback will be redshirt sophomore Brandon Facyson. He was sidelined for most of last season because of a broken leg, but he looks to regain the form he had in 2013 when he was a 247Sports first-team freshman All-American.On the defensive line, the Hokies return four key cogs to a unit that has the potential to be great. Each of the four starters was named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy, which is handed out annually to the nation’s top defensive player.That group — highlighted by redshirt senior defensive end Dadi Lihomme Nicolas, a preseason All-ACC selection — will look to apply pressure on quarterbacks all year long. At the other end position, redshirt junior Ken Ekanem will continue to give offensive lineman fits. In 2014, he and Nicolas combined to record 33 tackles for a loss and 18.5 sacks.On the interior, the Hokies have even more talent with redshirt senior defensive tackles Luther Maddy and Corey Marshall.Maddy — who was hurt on Sept. 23 last year and missed the rest of the campaign — was third-team All-ACC in 2013. Additionally, he was selected alongside Nicolas to the preseason All-ACC team for the upcoming year.Marshall earned second-team All-ACC in 2014, after recording 41 tackles, 9.5 of which were for a loss.Even though the Buckeyes boast one of the top offensive lines in the country, expect the loaded Hokie front four to pose challenges for the “The Slobs” and the rest of the O-lines they face in 2015.Last year, defensive dominance was the reason why Tech left the Horseshoe victorious. To pull the upset for a second straight season, its defense will have to wreak havoc again.Biggest question markThe biggest question mark facing the Hokies in fall camp was who would start on the offensive line.The unit lost three seniors to graduation, which opened up starting spots at center and right tackle. Those spots seemed to be claimed at the end of spring practice by sophomore Eric Gallo and redshirt senior Wade Hansen, respectively.The picture was slightly less clear until Monday morning when the depth chart was released.With Hansen battling a foot injury, sophomore Parker Osterloh — a 6-foot-8 versatile lineman who can play every position on the line except center — had filled in nicely for him.Hansen is still the starter, but the time he missed might have stunted the growth of the O-line’s chemistry.However, the performance of Osterloh and freshman Yosuah Nijman gives Beamer and his staff a little bit of comfort knowing that if the starting group struggles, he has two solid players to substitute.The ability of the new lineman to step in and play at a high level will be crucial, as the overall success of the offense — especially the Hokie running game — hinders predominantly on the line’s performance.If they are able to take care of their business against a Buckeye front seven that is missing its best player — suspended junior defensive end Joey Bosa — things could get interesting.Final overviewIf the Hokies are going to have a chance at upsetting the Scarlet and Gray, their defense will have to be disruptive — like it was in 2014. If Tech’s loaded defensive line can get into the backfield and pressure whoever is playing quarterback for the Buckeyes, it could make the game interesting.Fuller, the elite corner, will be assigned to mark OSU’s No. 1 receiver, Michael Thomas. Separation might be limited for Thomas, which will force an already-depleted receiving corp for the Buckeyes to step up and help out the quarterback.On the other side of the ball, the offensive line will need to be in control of the line of scrimmage, which will create holes for Coleman to run through and time for Brewer to connect with his targets.Beyond the BuckeyesThe Hokies’ Monday tilt against the defending champs will be their biggest game all year.Following the opener, they are slated to play three more non-conference games — all winnable matchups against Furman, Purdue and East Carolina — before starting their ACC schedule on Oct. 3 at home versus the University of Pittsburgh.The only other preseason AP Top 25 opponent Tech is scheduled to play is at No. 16 Georgia Tech on Nov. 12.The Hokies are set to end their 2015 regular season on the road against in-state rival Virginia on Nov. 28. read more

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Tevez promises angry Messi for World Cup

first_imgCarlos Tevez reckons that an angry Lionel Messi will have a “great” World Cup for Argentina and he also believes that it won’t be the Barcelona’s star’s final oneThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil four years ago, before they narrowly lost 1-0 to Germany after extra time.Since then La Albiceleste have lost two Copa America finals in succession to Chile.Therefore, despite a trophy-laden career at Barcelona, international honours have eluded Messi.But Tevez feels that can change this summer.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I am sure that this is Messi’s World Cup,” said the forward, according to The Express.“He has a lot of anger in his body, even if he does not show it.“I don’t think this will be his last tournament, but I expect a great World Cup.“Argentina is one of the favourites. Only Germany and Brazil are at our level.”Argentina will face off against Iceland in their World Cup opener on Saturday.last_img read more

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Ronaldo sends Morocco home

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s fourth-minute header proved to be the difference between the European champions and Herve Renard’s men.After stealing the headlines against their Iberian rivals, Spain, Portugal’s captain once again showed he might just be the man to watch out for at this finals.The Real Madrid forward scored the solitary goal of the game as he headed in a Joao Moutinho cross to score his 85th international goal for Portugal, which makes him the all-time leading international goal scorer in Europe; one ahead of the great Ferenc Puskas who has 84 goals for Hungary.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Morocco must feel hard done by as they created more chances and had more possession in the game, a complete resemblance of their first game in the finals against Iran.The lack of quality in the final third combined with the inability to take their chances as proven to be the North African’s side downfall as they become the first team to officially exit the world cup.Portugal now shift their attention to their third and final group game against Iran in which a draw should see them qualify for the next round.last_img read more

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Review Denmark – France

first_imgDenmark and France played the first goalless draw of the 2018 World Cup.TEAM NEWS // #DENFRAThoughts on the selection? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Til1gIraiY— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 26, 2018Martin Braithwaite was very active at the start of the match in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. In the 15th minute, Schmeichel made a save on an effort by Olivier Giroud that was likely going over the bar. The Leicester keeper didn’t take any chances and punched the ball into a corner kick. In the meantime, Peru took the lead against Australia, which was good news for the Danes, who looked calm anyway. Since a tie was all they needed to stay second, Age Hareide’s men were waiting for France to make a move, giving away possession in the process.In the 29th minute, N’Golo Kante’s rare lost ball gave Denmark a quick counter attack. Cornelius saw Eriksen making a run and sent a through ball inside the penalty area. Mandanda, Eriksen and Lucas Hernandez all came to it simultaneously and the goalkeeper managed to prevent any potential danger with his body. A couple of minutes later, Ousmane Dembele faked out one defender and then fired a shot that went wide of Schmeichel’s net. Deschamps’ experimental lineup didn’t look convincing, but it was doing what was asked from the coach, which was keep a clean sheet. We went to the half-time break goalless and hopeless that we’ll see a fun game.Benjamin Mendy made his World Cup debut in the 50th minute when he came in to replace Lucas Hernandez. Ten minutes later, Hareide made his first switch, which was Viktor Fischer for Pione Sisto. Denmark was a bit more active than in the first half, but the overall objective remained unchanged. The next substitution came in the 68th minute when Nabil Fekir replaced Antoine Griezmann. There were more fouls and interruptions of play than there were shots on goal. Nzonzi and Kante were tasked with keeping Eriksen at bay. The sacrifice was creativity in attack. In the 75th minute, another change. This time it was 20-year-old Ajax center forward Kasper Dolberg who took Andreas Cornelius’ place in the lineup.Whistles could be heard from around the filled Luzhniki Stadium, as the fans of both sides were unhappy with the display. Who would be? Kasper Schmeichel had to do a bit of stretch work when saving Nabil Fekir’s curled effort from outside the box. With ten minutes left to play, Deschamps introduced Kylian Mbappe. The youngster tried to make an impact, but it was too little too late. Draw was what the coaches wanted and draw was what they got.last_img read more

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