Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus got back to winning ways by beating bottom club Crotone 3-0 in Serie A. Ronaldo could even have had a hat trick in the first half. Weston Mckennie sealed the result after the break. Juventus moved up to third on the table, eight points behind Serie A leader Inter Milan, having played a match less. It was Crotone’s fifth successive defeat and left it eight points from safety. Juventus was looking for a big win after a disappointing week. The Bianconeri lost at Porto 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, days after losing at Napoli 1-0 in Serie A. Ronaldo hadn’t scored for Juventus since the start of the month. He came close on a couple of occasions before breaking the deadlock in the 38th minute when he headed in an Alex Sandro cross. Ronaldo doubled his tally in first-half stoppage time with another impressive header, this time from an Aaron Ramsey cross. The 36-year-old Ronaldo … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace in Juventus victory over Crotone
More than a third of the signatories to the Paris Agreement have already committed to being net-zero emissions by 2050. Some of them have committed to an even more ambitious timeline. Can India commit to an ambitious 2047 net zero goal? Can India become net zero by its 100th Independence Day? Would that not be truly remarkable? It has been five years since the eponymous Paris Agreement was reached during the 2015 COP21 in Paris. Then came a leadership change in the US, moving it to the sidelines. The rest of the world vowed to move forward. However, the words did not translate into action. Then came Covid-19; and things seem to have changed. Now, there seems to be a near frenzy; perhaps borne by the realization that dealing with an ever-progressing climate change could be like dealing with a pandemic several times more potent and no prospect of a vaccine against it. So now, a 1.5 degrees global warming scenario, written off as a pipe dream just a couple of years ago, is taking … [Read more...] about A net zero India in the 100th year of independence?
July 11, 2012 07:41 Korean ballerina Seo Hee has become a principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Her appointment marks the first time that a Korean dancer has been promoted to the position within the ABT, which is considered one of the world's three leading ballet companies. Seo was informed of the news just before she gave an interview to the Chosun Ilbo at the ballet company's headquarters in New York on Friday about her upcoming performance of "Giselle" in Korea. "It was totally unexpected. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie called me [to reveal the news] and I thought it was about scheduling. I'm lost for words right now," she said. The ABT became America's national ballet company in 2006 after receiving approval from the U.S. Congress. It ranks alongside the Ballet of the National Paris Opera and the Royal Ballet of London in terms of global prestige. Seo joined in 2005, became a soloist in August 2010 and a principal dancer two years … [Read more...] about Ballerina Seo Hee Rises to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater
February 24, 2021 11:12 Mountain-climbing accidents in Seoul surged 33 percent last year to 1,745 cases as beginners hit the trails during the coronavirus epidemic. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters said Tuesday more beginners in their 20s and 30s took to steep trails and suffered accidents because they climbed only in leggings, sneakers and other leisurewear rather think hiking gear, or simply got lost. There has been a sharp increase in mountain hiking since the epidemic erupted. The number of people who climbed Seoul's popular Mt. Bukhan alone increased some 15 percent to 6.56 million. A staffer at the Korea National Park Service attributed the increase to the lockdown of gyms and other indoor sports facilities that has driven fitness fanatics into the great outdoors. The Seoul Metropolitan Government employs only 28 mountain rescue workers who swarm up and down the capital's mountains four or five times a day at the weekend to deal with … [Read more...] about Mountain-Climbing Accidents Surge as Beginners Hit Trails
A woolly-necked stork, a vulnerable wading species, has been spotted and recorded at the Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary in Ariyalur district. A. Kumaraguru, a conservation scientist of the Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, India, recorded and photographed the bird at Venganur, which is a part of the sanctuary, on the first day of the two-day annual synchronised bird census on Thursday. The large wading bird was found to be about four feet long, with a black head and a body with an iridescent sheen, and a white neck and underbelly. The bird has deep red eyes and the large bill is grey with a reddish tip. The legs and feet are also predominantly red in colour. Mr. Kumaraguru told The Hindu that the bird, which has been listed as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), had been sighted and photographed probably for the fist time in the region. The bird is known to inhabit wetlands, marshes, rivers and ponds. The diet of the woolly-necked stork … [Read more...] about Woolly-necked stork spotted at Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary