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Darwin Nunez And Uruguayan Teammates Clash With Fans

Jul 11 2024 Share

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez was involved in a heated clash with Colombian fans after Uruguay’s 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America semi-final.

According to the Uruguayan news outlet El País, disorder and fights erupted in the section where friends and family of the Uruguayan players were seated.

TV cameras and numerous fans captured footage of the Liverpool striker climbing the railings and making his way into the crowded stands at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Nunez wasn’t the only player involved in the altercation. Center-back and team leader José María Giménez stated that the players were trying to protect their families, describing the situation in the crowd as a “disaster,” Reuters reported.

“There was no police presence, and we had to defend our families,” Giménez said. “This was caused by two or three individuals who had too much to drink and didn’t know how to handle it.”

The tension was not confined to the stands, as the pitch also saw clashes and tense moments between players and staff before the final whistle.

Colombia will now face Messi’s Argentina in next Monday’s highly anticipated Copa America Final.

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Stegosaurus Skeleton Could Sell For $6 Million At New York Auction

Stegosaurus Skeleton Could Sell For $6 Million At New York Auction
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The largest stegosaurus skeleton ever found is expected to fetch millions of dollars at auction in New York next week, a development likely to stir objections from paleontologists.

The fossil, estimated to be approximately 150 million years old, was put on display at Sotheby’s on Wednesday and will be exhibited there until its sale on July 17.

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Named Apex, the giant skeleton—11 feet (3.3 meters) tall and nearly 27 feet long—is billed as “the most complete and best-preserved” stegosaurus specimen of its size, featuring 254 fossil bone elements of an approximate total of 319.

Such sales have become more frequent in recent years, drawing criticism from paleontologists who argue that these finds should be preserved in museums or other public spaces rather than sold to private bidders.

“It’s a very, very rare animal, and to find one of this size and this completeness is phenomenal,” Cassandra Hatton, head of science and popular culture at Sotheby’s, told AFP.

The auction house estimates Apex’s value at $4-6 million, although this is still less than Stan, the world’s most complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, which sold in 2020 for a record $31.8 million.

Apex was discovered in May 2022 on the private land of paleontologist Jason Cooper in Colorado. Sotheby’s says it has collaborated with Cooper to “document the entire process, from discovery and excavation to restoration, preparation, and mounting,” ensuring the “highest standards and transparency.”

Stegosaurus skeletons are already on display around the world, but according to Sotheby’s, Apex is 30 percent larger than Sophie, the most complete stegosaurus on public display to date, which is housed in the Natural History Museum in London.

“When you have a scientifically important specimen, the museums usually show up and find donors to bid on their behalf or they bid themselves,” Hatton noted. She emphasized that many involved in such sales often donate or loan specimens to museums, recognizing their significance. Sotheby’s also highlighted that Cooper has previously donated fossils to museums worldwide.

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MVMT’s World Of Dance Berlin Winning Piece

MVMT's World Of Dance Berlin Winning Piece
Jul 11 2024 Share

The official video of The MVMT’s winning piece at World of Dance Berlin has been released – and it shows exactly why the group rose to the top of the competition.

Dancing to alt-J’s ‘Tessellate’, the routine was created by local movement artist and dancer Cheryl Lofreda.

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This was not the first time the crew placed 1st in World of Dance, having already bagged 1st and 3rd place at World of Dance Switzerland in 2019.

Their return to the competition after a brief hiatus showed that they still have a special place amongst the pantheon of Europe’s best dance crews.

 

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Anthony Delia To Kayak From Malta To Sicily For Charity

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Tomorrow morning Anthony Delia will begin his robust and challenging journey, attempting to kayak an insane approximate 94km from Sicily to Malta.

He will begin his journey from Marina di Ragusa, Sicily and will end it closer to home at St. Paul’s Bay in Malta. This challenge is all being done to raise funds for charity.

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Delia is estimating that the journey will take him around 18-19 hours to complete permitting the weather is nice towards him.

Anthony will leave Sicily at around 1 am on Friday morning and is expected to arrive in Malta between 8-10 pm.

He is also encouraging other rowers and kayakers to join him on the final leg of his journey.

Delia has only been kayaking for a few years now and last year, he and a friend kayaked around Malta to raise funds for the SiGMA Foundation, aiming to help build a school in Ethiopia and provide medical treatment for patients in Colombia.

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