Top five record goalscorers in World Cup history

first_img4. Just Fontaine (France) – 13 goals in 1958 2. Ronaldo (Brazil) – 15 goals in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 Germany’’s Thomas Muller will be chasing down the World Cup record goalscoring tally in Russia.Muller currently has ten goals from the two tournaments he’s played in so far and, at just 28 years of age, likely has at least two World Cups left in him. But what tally is Muller chasing down? And who will he have to pass on the way to the record? Scroll down to find out.5. Pele (Brazil) – 12 goals in 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 6 6 6 6center_img 6 getty 3. Gerd Muller (Germany) – 14 goals in 1970, 1974 Brazilian star Maicon retrieves the ball during their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Thomas Muller’s Germany. 6 1. Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 16 goals in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014last_img read more

Fishing for Darwinian Stories

first_img51; Stickleback fish can learn from each other where the best food sources are.  This proves you brain’s remarkable learning abilities have their roots in fish heads, according to science news sources this week.  Science Daily said the findings by UK scientists “show that the cognitive mechanisms underlying cumulative cultural evolution may be more prevalent in nonhuman animals than currently believed.”  Live Science used the E-word evolution three times in its coverage.  And the BBC News told its readers that “the findings contribute to the understanding of brain evolution and the types of brain required for certain cognitive functions, both in humans and animals.”    The Science Daily entry said something that may cast doubt on the common assumption that brain size matters.  “The findings show that big brains, like those in humans, are not necessarily needed as a pre-requisite for cumulative culture.”  What does that say about human evolution research?    However that controversial question shakes out, the three articles were overcome with awe at how these fish mimic human intelligence.  The BBC News called them the geniuses of the fish world.  Live Science quoted Jeremy Kendal [U of Durham] claiming that with evolution, pressure alone can give rise to wisdom: “What we’re finding is that it’s not necessarily how closely related a species is to the human [that’s the] defining feature of how cognitively complex you might be; it can also be your local ecological circumstances which provide selective pressures favoring evolution of these cognitive facilities.”If what Kendal said were true, fire would become more intelligent when water is sprayed at it.  Or is he claiming that matter in motion acts differently in life than it does in fire?  On what basis would he propose the distinction?  Vitalism is out in their philosophy.  You can’t produce cognition by putting pressure on atoms and molecules.  You can select out all the non-intelligent atoms you want till the cows come home, putting “selective pressure” on them, and you won’t ever get intelligent molecules.  All you will prove is that it takes intelligence to select things.    How long will it take before the Darwinians realize they are making utter fools of themselves with their continued storytelling about selective pressures producing all the wonders of biology?  It doesn’t “contribute to the understanding of brain evolution” unless you are already drunk on Dar-wine and having hallucinations.  Drunkards are convinced they are the smartest people in the world.    Zechariah wrote of a time when false prophets would be too embarrassed to show their faces in public (Zech. 13:2-6).  They wouldn’t wear a prophet’s robe, and they would lie about what they did for a living.  Would that day would come for the Alumni Association of the Darwin Fake Science University.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Incredible highs from Indian sport

first_imgIt would not be an exaggeration to state that 2010 was a brilliant year for Indian sport, in which athletes from a broad spectrum rose to the top and crowned themselves with glory at the Asian and world level.As has become a habit, sections of the electronic media go through the gimmick of picking a “sportsperson of the year”. A select number make it to the list and eventually one person is chosen ahead of the pack.The point is, in a year where Indians did so well and tore the form book to shreds in so many disciplines, it is the collective joy which athletes brought that should make us all feel proud.Today, when people have become so disillusioned with life in India, it is sport which makes us forget the pain. When one watched Sachin Tendulkar carve out his magical 50th Test century in South Africa, one forgot about having to pay through one’s nose for petrol or onions or how corruption was an integral part of the Indian system.And if you choose to think about His Majesty’s ODI double hundred in Gwalior, you know you were watching a genius at the crease. In the end, he left you in a trance.I honestly feel at the end of the year, it is not worth talking about what Lalit Modi did in the Indian Premier League and how the BCCI reacted in a knee- jerk fashion.Yes, Modi is history and the BCCI is rightly being pulled up by courts for taking all kinds of arbitrary decisions.advertisementAt the same time, just as people kept saying the Commonwealth Games ( CWG) would never happen, India showed that it was possible to do things at the last minute. Everyone associated with the task of hosting the Games managed to pull it off, though from ticketing woes to poor food packages for volunteers and excessive policing, there was a bad taste that lingered.Yet, what people will really remember the CWG for is India’s rich medal haul and how several new stars were born. Be it the efforts of gymnast Ashish Kumar or the golden girls from track and field, India shone as hosts. It is their efforts which made the CWG a success, with shooter Gagan Narang defining consistency with a four- gold haul.The loss really was for all those athletes who did not come to India thinking the stadia would collapse or snakes would be slithering in their beds at the Games Village near the Yamuna bank.From the CWG to the Asian Games, it seemed India would not be able to reproduce the same form. However, despite pessimistic predictions from the naysayers, it was again a case of India shining, though the shooters, wrestlers and weightlifters flopped. Ronjan Sodhi was the golden exception.The way Ashish, Bajrang Lal Takhar, Virdhawal Khade, Ashwini Akkunji, Preeja Sreedharan, Joseph Abraham, Pankaj Advani, Vijender Kumar and Somdev Devvarman led the assault on medals, you knew Indian sport had come of age.Comparisons were made with China, as to how they win so many medals in virtually every discipline.But I think the Indian sportspersons are rising to the challenge and comparisons with China are ridiculous. With tight doping controls now in place at the mega events, it was great that no Indian flunked a dope test in Guangzhou.What one needs to do in 2011 is build on the momentum. Do not starve the athletes of good competition, equipment and foreign coaches. Without all this, expecting results at the London Olympics in 2012 will be foolhardy.And now, we come to a category of sportspersons who I would not wish to address as winners but champions. There is a difference between a winner and a champion – and the latter category is the one where Viswanathan Anand, Sushil Kumar, MC Mary Kom and Tejaswini Sawant belong.To produce four world champions in one year is something Indian sport was never known for.It is a tribute to the perseverance and work ethic of these individuals that they could crown themselves with glory in a year where our sport shone.Just to jog the reader’s memory, when Anand was to go to Sofia, Bulgaria, to defend his world title, he was in huge trouble. Fly ash was a big menace and flights were being cancelled across Europe.Anand eventually had to take a 40- hour road journey from Frankfurt to Sofia. And after that, he was still alert enough to beat Topalov for the world championship title.advertisementComing to Sushil, people thought his bronze medal effort at the Beijing Olympics was nothing great. But when he won the world title in Russia in September, it was indeed a big day for Indian sport.No Indian wrestler had ever won anything as big as this and the smiling man again won gold in New Delhi at the CWG. Two women also made it special as Mary Kom won the world boxing championship for a record fifth time, this time in a different category to her previous four. Everyone knows what she has done for women’s boxing in India, but it is her hunger for more and more success which is hard to understand.And last but not the least, Tejaswini Sawant winning the 50- metre rifle prone event at the world championship in Germany was not expected. This win should put Tejaswini in the right frame of mind to train for the London Olympics.To leave Saina Nehwal’s four big titles out would be wrong, and the World No. 2 badminton player doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon.People will talk of bad things as well in Indian sport in 2010 – with specific reference to corrupt officials and politicians. Let’s just forget about them.If you have woken up with a bad hangover after the Christmas parties, just think of Indian sport in 2010. It will make you feel good again.last_img read more

ULET 2016: Results declared at uniraj.ac.in

first_imgThe result of University Law Entrance Test (ULET) has been finally declared by the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. All those candidates who had appeared for the same, can check out their scores from the official website www.uniraj.ac.in . The exam was conducted on June 11 for granting admission to three-year Bachelor of Law (LL.B) programme offered at the University Law College and University Law College Center-II for the academic session 2016 to 2017.The admission test paper contained 150 multiple choice questions. The questions comprised of general knowledge, general science, general English, social science and Indian constitution.Steps to check the result:Log on to the official website www.uniraj.ac.inClick on the link ‘ULET MERIT LIST – 2016 ‘Enter your roll numberClick on proceedYour result will be displayed on the screenDownload the same and take a print out for future reference(Read: NEET Phase II 2016: Make your application corrections at aipmt.nic.in) About RU:The University of Rajasthan was established in the year 1947, on January 8, as the University of Rajputana and was given its current name in the year 1956. It is a public and state university and one of the oldest university in the Indian state Rajasthan, located in the city Jaipur. This university has 16 student halls, a modern sports complex, and a large modern swimming pool with professional coaching.Read: High Court of Delhi Higher Judicial Service Mains Exam 2016: Download admit cards now at www.delhihighcourt.nic.in Read: ISRO Scientist/Engineer Exam 2016: Admit cards released at isro.gov.in advertisementFor information on more upcoming exams and results, click here.last_img read more

Thank You To Touch Football Volunteers

first_imgNVW is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than six million Australians who volunteer across the country. The 2012 National Volunteer Week runs from Monday, 14 May to Sunday, 20 May 2012 and the theme for this year is ‘Volunteers – Every One Counts.’Touch Football has volunteers at many levels of the sport, from affiliate administrators through to referees, coaches, selectors and panel/executive members and the sport wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the help of these valued volunteers. TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, has praised the efforts of the volunteers involved in the sport of Touch Football, saying that their hard work is greatly appreciated. “Volunteers are a valuable and integral part of any sporting association and on behalf of Touch Football Australia I thank each and every one for their contribution,” Maguire said. Touch Football Australia would like to thank all of its volunteers for their contribution to our sport.last_img read more

James Cameron on the lure of Atlantis and making Avatar 2 3

first_imgAdvertisement The Star caught up with him as he launches the estimated $500-million Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney World in Orlando this May and preps for his highly anticipated four-sequel shoot for Avatar.Condolences, first of all on your friend Bill Paxton. I was thinking of Paxton while looking at your relationship with Simcha Jacobovici in the documentary. You’re sending Simcha to the ends of the Earth to find Atlantis. However, Bill was your first roving reporter. In Ghosts of the Abyss, your documentary on the Titanic, you sent him deep underneath the sea.That was fun. That was on our second Titanic expedition. We had done Titanic the movie together and for that film I had dived the wreck 12 times. I was always telling him what an amazing experience it was. And we had been on dive trips in the past, but just to scuba depths. I said, ‘Come on Bill, you love adventure.’ He jumped on and became the everyman voice of that show. He loved history and the arts in general and storytelling. He had such a respect for the history of Titanic he brought a real gravitas to that film. He was such a great human being. You felt the tragedy through his eyes.Your relationship with Simcha reminded me of the dynamic between J. Jonah Jameson and Peter Parker in Spider-Man (a movie that Cameron was once slated to direct). The whole idea of the crusty editor and the overly enthusiastic reporter. You keep reining him in and telling him to “go west.”(Laughs) That’s a pretty good analogy. Simcha and I always joke I’m the skeptic and he’s the starry-eyed theoretician that comes up with all these connections. It’s a good throttle-and-brakes relationship. The search takes off in a sailboat that goes across the Mediterranean including the islands of Santorini, Malta and Sardinia.Since the success of Avatar in 2009, Cameron, 62, has been strangely invisible. He has worked consistently as a writer and producer on passion projects such as his documentaries but hasn’t directed a major motion picture since. (He certainly doesn’t need the work: Forbes has estimated his wealth to be in the $700-million range.) But it turns out he’s not been exactly inactive. This year Cameron may well be the busiest man in Hollywood. Login/Register With: Canadian James Cameron is the undisputed king of the box office, having directed and written the two highest grossing films of all time: Avatar and Titanic.What is not as well known is that the Oscar-winning director also has a deep love of science and history, which has led him to produce lavish, technologically advanced documentaries that run from deep sea exploration of the German battleship Bismarck to the mystery of undersea volcanoes.This time around the Kapuskasing, Ont.-born Cameron is teaming with Israeli-Canadian journalist Simcha Jacobovici (recipient of the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards) to try and figure out if the lost city of Atlantis actually existed in Atlantis Rising. The documentary premieres Sunday on Discovery. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more