Spain vs Argentina Messi out injured

first_imgArgentina have announced that Lionel Messi will not be participating in their upcoming international friendly against Spain after suffering another injury setback, according to 101GreatGoalsThe Argentina captain was notably absent from the side in their 2-0 over Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Friday night with an adductor problem.Messi had resumed training with the rest of the national side at Real Madrid’s training ground, at the beginning of this week, for Argentina friendly against Spain at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.However, the 30 year-old has now suffered a further setback and Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has decided that it is not worth risking his captain in a friendly and has withdrawn Messi from the final squad.Other notable absentees for Argentina are Angel Di Maria, who is injured himself, and Serie A duo Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, who were not called up by Sampaoli for the national side.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Manchester City’s David Silva will be absent for Spain due to personal reasons, while Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso is expected to make his international debut for Spain.last_img read more

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Di Francesco happy with the attitude shown against Liverpool

first_imgAS Roma were just one goal from forcing an extra-time at home against Liverpool but at the end, they were eliminated – but Eusebio Di Francesco insisted that the attitude shown by his players sent a great message.The Italian coach believes that the fighting spirit that his players showed is a great example of the way they should be doing things at the club in future – but now, they have to focus on their upcoming game against Cagliari.The former Sassuolo coach spoke about his side’s upcoming game as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“We’ve got many things to assess for the line-up against Cagliari. I’ll decide between today and tomorrow. Strootman, Perotti and Defrel are definitely ruled out.”“It’s going to be a tough game over there, as they’ve just come off a two-day training camp. We’re expecting a real battle, but we have to go into it playing to our strengths and showing our football.”“The team showed great identity in the game on Wednesday, which is fundamental for a project like Roma’s. It was emotional for me to see the unity and will to win from the Giallorossi players and fans that evening.”last_img read more

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Wilmingtons Jack Buckley Appointed Police Chief In Medford

first_imgMEDFORD, MA — Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke recently announced the appointment of Detective Lieutenant John D. “Jack” Buckley as the City of Medford’s new Chief of Police.Buckley’s role as Chief follows 20 years of committed service to public safety and an uncompromised devotion to the citizens of Medford. Having been sworn in as a Patrol Officer in 1998, Lieutenant Buckley served as a Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and most recently a Detective Lieutenant.“I am pleased to appoint and welcome Lieutenant Buckley to his new role as Chief of Police,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “At the completion of a selection process that included, for the first time, an assessment center, I am impressed with the quality of candidates for the position of Police Chief. That is why I am proud to appoint Lieutenant Buckley as Chief. From this pool of outstanding candidates, he proved himself to be exceptionally qualified to serve and lead the police department. I admire his commitment to ethics, discipline and hard work, which has been demonstrated in every rank he has served. He is well respected in the community and the department.”“I am deeply honored to be named as the next Chief of Police and to follow in the footsteps of Chief Sacco. I want to thank Mayor Burke for her trust and commitment to public safety,” said Lieutenant Jack Buckley. “Under my leadership, the focus of the Medford Police Department will continue to be to strengthen trust, confidence and maintain a partnership with all members of the community. I will uphold the commitment the City has made toward diversity and inclusivity. I hold the men and women of the Department in high esteem and look forward to working alongside them to serve all.”Buckley shared several goals he hopes to bring to the department such as, establishing a new mission statement, appointing a Hate Crime Officer and augmenting diversity within the department by developing a formal recruiting effort to teach potential candidates the Civil Service process.“I am confident that Lieutenant Buckley is prepared and committed to carry forward the work of retired Chief Sacco and forge relations with our growing diverse population as Chief of Police,” said Neil Osborne, Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “The City’s Chief of Police plays a critical role in fulfilling a promise that Medford is a welcoming City to all.”Lieutenant Buckley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College. He is the devoted husband to Dawn Buckley and the proud dad of Allyson and Sara.“We are thoroughly appreciative of all candidates who participated in the assessment center as well as the interviews that took place last week. We thank them for their commitment to public safety and their continued service in the City of Medford,” added Burke.A formal swearing in ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 6 p.m. in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers.Jack Buckley(NOTE: The above press release is from the Medford Mayor’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMedford Police Officer Jason Montalbano, of Wilmington, Lauded For Saving Man’s LifeIn “Police Log”Lt. Brian Pupa Named Wilmington Deputy Police ChiefIn “Police Log”Joe Desmond Appointed Permanent Wilmington Police ChiefIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Trump not shifting US embassy to Jerusalem this year

first_imgUS President Donald Trump departs following a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senator Bob Dole at the US Capitol in Washington. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.Reversing decades of US policy, Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month the embassy move was “probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” a timeframe that administration officials have attributed to the logistics of finding and securing a site as well as arranging housing for diplomats.Jerusalem is home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed in a move not recognized internationally, as the capital of their future state.Netanyahu, according to Israeli reporters traveling with him on a trip to India, said on Wednesday: “My solid assessment is that it will go much faster than you think – within a year from now.”Asked about Netanyahu’s comment, Trump told Reuters in an interview that was not the case. “By the end of the year? We’re talking about different scenarios – I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.“Trump – whose decision on the embassy move fulfilled a campaign pledge – promised, however, that it would be a “a beautiful embassy but not one that costs $1.2 billion,” referring to what he says was the cost of the new US embassy in London.Trump last week canceled a trip to London to open the new diplomatic mission, blaming his White House predecessor Barack Obama for selling off the old one for “peanuts” in a bad deal.He acknowledged that the embassy move in Britain was agreed under former President George W. Bush but said it was built under Obama and “came out tremendously over budget.”last_img read more

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Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans

first_img Citation: Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans (2014, November 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Emily L. Doolittle, Bruno Gingras, Dominik M. Endres, W. Tecumseh Fitch. Overtone-based pitch selection in hermit thrush song: Unexpected convergence with scale construction in human music.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). November 2014. AbstractMany human musical scales, including the diatonic major scale prevalent in Western music, are built partially or entirely from intervals (ratios between adjacent frequencies) corresponding to small-integer proportions drawn from the harmonic series. Scientists have long debated the extent to which principles of scale generation in human music are biologically or culturally determined. Data from animal “song” may provide new insights into this discussion. Here, by examining pitch relationships using both a simple linear regression model and a Bayesian generative model, we show that most songs of the hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) favor simple frequency ratios derived from the harmonic (or overtone) series. Furthermore, we show that this frequency selection results not from physical constraints governing peripheral production mechanisms but from active selection at a central level. These data provide the most rigorous empirical evidence to date of a bird song that makes use of the same mathematical principles that underlie Western and many non-Western musical scales, demonstrating surprising convergence between human and animal “song cultures.” Although there is no evidence that the songs of most bird species follow the overtone series, our findings add to a small but growing body of research showing that a preference for small-integer frequency ratios is not unique to humans. These findings thus have important implications for current debates about the origins of human musical systems and may call for a reevaluation of existing theories of musical consonance based on specific human vocal characteristics.Press release ( —A team of researchers with members from Germany, the U.S. and Austria has found that male hermit thrush appear to sing following a harmonic series similar to the way humans produce music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they studied bird songs recorded by various people over the past half century and then compared the way the birds sang to the way people create music. Hermit Trush. Credit: Daniel Berganza/Wikimedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Male songbirds don’t have to be studs to find a matecenter_img When human beings create music, whether it’s singing, or using instruments, we tend to follow a harmonic series, which is where notes that follow a base note are multiples of that base note—doubles, triples, etc. Generally an entire piece of music is made from the notes that belong to scales based on a particular note—the C Major scale, for example, starts with the note C, and the music for such a scale would generally be in the key of C. In this new effort, the researchers have found that at least one species of songbird adheres to roughly the same set of rules when creating and performing its songs—which would make it the first time any other animal besides humans have been found to do so.The researchers discovered this unique attribute of the male hermit thrush by analyzing song samples found in Ohio State’s Borror Laboratory—researchers there have been collecting audio samples for the past fifty years. All told, they looked at 71 different songs made by 14 individual males. They found that 57 of those songs, when analyzed mathematically, followed a harmonic series—a much higher percentage than can be attributable to chance. They also noted that only 5 percent of the songs consisted of what appeared to be random noise making.The researchers noted that the anatomy of the songbirds’ throat clearly allows for playing a far wider range of notes, thus, the birds appear to be choosing notes from a particular scale when singing their songs, allowing them, like us humans to remain on key. This suggests, they add, that song-making in humans is likely more biological than due to custom. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further © 2014 Phys.orglast_img read more

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