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Real Madrid strike late to beat Dortmund and lift 15th European Cup

Real Madrid strike late to beat Dortmund and lift 15th European Cup

LONDON :Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for a record-extending 15th time with a trademark 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at a raucous Wembley on Saturday as they were outplayed for an hour but then showed their clinical edge. After Dortmund had made, but spurned, several good chances, particularly in a one-sided first half, Real took control as Dani Carvajal headed in from a corner after 74 minutes and Vinicius Jr fired home the second nine minutes later. Victory secured the trophy for the sixth time in 11 seasons, matching the run of the team that started Real’s love affair with the European Cup, having won the first five editions of the continent’s elite competition from 1956 and another in 1966. Amazingly it was Real’s 10th straight triumph in a European final – their last defeat coming against Aberdeen in the Cup Winners’ Cup showpiece 41 years ago – and they have now won the biggest one more than twice as often as the next best team. It was …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Claims He Could “Eat 5 More Brain Worms” and “Still” Beat Biden and Trump in a Debate

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Claims He Could “Eat 5 More Brain Worms” and “Still” Beat Biden and Trump in a Debate

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. responded on Wednesday to the reveal that a worm previously crawled into his brain, ate part of it, and died by claiming that he could “eat 5 more brain worms and still beat President Trump and President Biden in a debate.” He added: “I feel confident of the result even with a six-worm handicap.” The declaration was clearly an attempt to suggest that even though the worm left him with “cognitive problems,” including “short-term memory loss” and “longer-term memory loss,” he is still mentally stronger than his competition for the White House. (Kennedy told The New York Times that he had recovered from the cognitive issues caused by the parasite that got into his brain. A spokesperson for the candidate scoffed at the idea that he might be unfit to serve as president—even though, again, Kennedy himself said the worm had significantly impacted his cognitive abilities.) Kennedy had already challenged Donald Trump to a debate before the worm story came out, telling the ex-president in an open letter that he was …

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 results – revenue beat, earnings miss, Q4 profit reaffirmed

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 results – revenue beat, earnings miss, Q4 profit reaffirmed

Rivian production at its Normal, Ill facility (Source: Rivian) Rivian has released its Q1 2024 results, slightly beating analyst estimates on revenue, which grew sharply year-over-year, but with wider losses than expected and only slight gross margin improvement as it still hopes to turn some quarterly profit by the end of the year. Electric truck maker Rivian announced its results after the bell today, capping off a quarter that has seen difficulty for some EV makers. Rivian previously announced that deliveries remained flat between Q4 and Q1 at 13,588 units, but were up 71% since the same quarter last year. Rivian says it achieved 5.1% market share in US EVs in Q1, quite a feat for a company that sells only upmarket vehicles, with the R1S being the best-selling EV over $70k Q1 tends to be a down quarter for vehicle deliveries, so year-over-year numbers are often used – though with EV makers experiencing rapid growth, quarterly numbers can still be useful. Analysts estimated that Rivian would bring in $1.175 billion in revenue this quarter, with …

The Arlo Pro 5S is a 2K-resolution battery camera that won’t miss a beat

The Arlo Pro 5S is a 2K-resolution battery camera that won’t miss a beat

The Arlo Pro 5S is easy to install, thanks to its built-in battery. Maria Diaz/ZDNET ZDNET’s key takeaways Arlo’s flagship Pro 5S 2K camera is battery-powered and features 2K resolution for $250. The Pro 5S can go anywhere you need surveillance, is reliably accurate at detecting motion, and has a removable rechargeable battery. Arlo requires a subscription to access most of the in-app features, the video quality could be better for 2K resolution, and it is expensive.  The Arlo Pro 5S 2K is a completely wireless security camera that can be placed to surveil indoors or outdoors. It’s sleek, compact, and reliable — all qualities you’d expect from a new Arlo camera. But some things left me wanting, though I can’t say for certain if it’s because of Arlo or me. Also: The waterproof Blink Mini 2 is the best Wyze Cam alternative available View at Amazon First, it’s worth discussing the elephant in the room: the monthly subscription.  I love a great security system; it’s one of the few things I don’t forget to switch …

Edwards Scores 43 Points, Reid Erupts in 4th to Help Timberwolves Beat Nuggets 106-99 in Game 1

Edwards Scores 43 Points, Reid Erupts in 4th to Help Timberwolves Beat Nuggets 106-99 in Game 1

DENVER (AP) — Anthony Edwards’ decision-making was as spot-on as his shot-making. When he drew a crowd, he passed. When he was open, he shot — and usually swished. Edwards scored a playoff career-high — and franchise postseason-record — 43 points, Naz Reid had 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets 106-99 in Game 1 of the second-round series Saturday night. Edwards was unstoppable in the first half, scoring 25 points, and Reid took over in the fourth quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points despite dealing with foul trouble. The Timberwolves shot a blistering 71.1% from the floor in the second half. “The whole team, we trust each other,” said Edwards, who was 17 of 29 from the floor as he posted his third career playoff game with 40 or more points. “It doesn’t matter down the stretch who takes the shot.” All part of Edwards’ evolution on the court. Photos You Should See – April 2024 “I’m proud of the way …

Adin Hill Flashes Old Playoff Form as Golden Knights Beat Stars 2-0 to Force Game 7

Adin Hill Flashes Old Playoff Form as Golden Knights Beat Stars 2-0 to Force Game 7

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Beginning with Tyler Seguin on a breakaway, the shots came in waves at Vegas goalie Adin Hill. He stopped Seguin at point blank, saved Joe Pavelski’s rebound and then stopped Seguin again. This was the Hill of last year’s Stanley Cup championship run, and because of him the Golden Knights kept alive their hopes of repeating by beating the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Friday night to force a Game 7. “You need to make big saves at big times in big games,” Hill said. “That’s how you win playoff games. I think our team learned that last year, and any team that’s won, their goalies had to catch fire at times.” The deciding game in the first-round series is Sunday in Dallas. Hill stopped 23 shots for first shutout since having two in three games in early November. Noah Hanifin broke a scoreless tie at 9:54 of the third period and Mark Stone scored an empty-netter from 176 feet away with 18.9 seconds left to seal the victory. Photos You Should …

How I beat a midlife confidence crisis at 49

How I beat a midlife confidence crisis at 49

Self-confidence. Noun. A feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgement.  Pre forties I had an embarrassment of it. Then came the violent loss of someone close to me, a shattering life event and a divorce that was not of my choosing.  The latter made me question everything I thought about myself. The pain of rejection shot to my very core and made me feel like I wasn’t good enough for anybody or anything.  © InstagramHow do we regain our sense of self worth, asks Rosie Green The thing is I’m not unusual in suffering a crisis of confidence. In fact, unless you are extremely fortunate, I’m sure you are nodding as you are reading this, thinking of the time that triggered yours. Redundancy, relationship breakdown, infertility, motherhood, loss. But how do we stop it from paralysing us? Stopping us asking for that job, or going on that date or making leap into new challenges? How do we regain our sense of self worth? And find the contentment that that goes with it? At …

7 Features Smartphone Cameras Need to Beat DSLRs

7 Features Smartphone Cameras Need to Beat DSLRs

Key Takeaways Smartphone cameras have evolved significantly, but they’re still a long way behind DSLRs. To compete with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, smartphone cameras need bigger sensors. Better white balance control and more shooting modes would also enhance smartphone photography. Smartphone cameras have evolved significantly since their early iterations, but they’re still markedly behind DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. To truly compete with more professional devices, these are the features that smartphone cameras need. 1 More ISO Options While you can take good photos with your smartphone in low-light conditions, it’s much more difficult than during the day. The best way to control lighting on a camera is via ISO, but smartphone cameras are often severely lacking in this area. If I use my Fujifilm camera as an example, I can boost my ISO all the way to 12,800. Even when I had an old Nikon DSLR, I could increase my ISO to 25,600. Granted, I rarely go above 1,000 when using my camera, but the option gives more flexibility when shooting in low light. While …

The Taliban targeted us, beat us and chased us out. This is how we run our Afghan newspaper from exile | Sakhidad Hatif

The Taliban targeted us, beat us and chased us out. This is how we run our Afghan newspaper from exile | Sakhidad Hatif

In the two decades before the Taliban returned to power, Afghanistan had a vibrant media sector. There were newspapers, television channels, periodicals, magazines and more, invigorating the public discourse by allowing citizens to express their views on national and local issues. That is completely gone now. I have been the editor-in-chief of one of Afghanistan’s largest newspapers, Etilaat Roz, since 2022. When the Taliban dismantled the republican system of the country in August 2021, establishing their own theocratic Islamic emirate in the process, they imposed the harshest restrictions possible on the media. This “crackdown on free speech” was followed by the prolonged detention, gruesome beating and even death of journalists who defied the Taliban’s policies against the free press. Two of my reporters at Etilaat Roz were grievously assaulted and detained for doing their jobs. According to Reporters Without Borders, a majority of female and half of male journalists lost their jobs in the first three months of the Taliban’s takeover. Not only did many talented journalists lose the ability to work, many were also …