CANBERRA Nike Huarache , June 22 (Xinhua) — A clinical 80th-minute strike from Kyah Simon secured a World Cup quarterfinal berth for Australia’s women’s football team after they defeated heavyweight Brazil 1-0 in Canada on Monday.
The knockout victory is the first ever for Australia’s women’s football team in World Cup history, but coach Alen Stajcic isn’t popping the champagne, telling the world the Matildas mean business.
Australia will take on the winner of Japan and the Netherlands in Edmonton on Sunday.
The Australians shook off nerves and relentless pressure to send Brazil, the world No.7-ranked team, packing in what is the their worst World Cup finish since they failed to make the quarterfinals in 1995.
Stajcic described the historic win as “brilliant”, stating that his team’s focus has been outstanding since their loss to the United States in the Matilda’s first group match.
“The team has just responded amazingly, I can’t express how proud I am of how they see out their tasks, the effort Cheap Nike Air Huarache , the execution, the spirit has just been brilliant,” he said after the match.
“But there’s still more to come. We’re really happy today, we’ll celebrate tonight but it’s back to work tomorrow because we know we have another potential world champion in our next round.”
Simon’s 80th minute winner lifted her tournament goal tally to three. She told Melbourne’s 3AW radio on Monday the win had not sunk in for a lot of the players.
“I don’t think it’s fully hit us what we’ve achieved. (But) we’ve still got our sights sets firmly on the World Cup trophy,” Simon said.
Simon’s winner was the only goal Brazil had conceded at World Cup but ultimately the one that sent Brazil home, and Matilda’s coach Stajcic praised the youth of his team, telling the media that his young players really stepped up at key moments throughout the match.
“With such a young team you just see so much growth and development. They’re 21, 22-year-old kids that just keep growing every day Nike Air Huarache Sale ,” Stajcic said.
“I said before the game that we’re battle-hardened. We’ve come through three really tough games.”
He admitted there was still a lot of football to be played before the tournament could be labeled a success for the World Number 10, but he said if his players continue to show growth, there was no reason they can’t go all the way.
“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves and think it is all roses. We’ve still got a long way to go and we’re going to do it. If they keep growing we can beat anyone in the world,” he said.
by Peter Mertz
DENVER, United States, May 16 (Xinhua) — Mountains of evidence, terrifying testimony, and expert police analysis filled the courtroom in the third week of the dramatic Batman movie mass murder trial.
James Holmes Nike Air Huarache Womens , 27, a Ph.D. Neuroscience student, has admitted to the shooting, that killed 12 and injured 70 others inside of a Century movie theater in 2012 in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, Colorado.
Holmes has plead “not guilty by reason of insanity,” and will avoid the death penalty if his defense team can convince a jury that schizophrenia made him insane the night of the July 20, 2012 shooting.
The week ended with gripping testimony from Dion Rosborough Nike Air Huarache Mens , a supervisor for the postal service, who attended the midnight Batman movie alone the night of the shooting.
Rosborough described trying to flee after the shooting began, but could not get past the lifeless body of another theater victim, as the black-clad, “armored” shooter walked slowly toward him.
As the shooter moved to five-feet away, Rosborough looked up in terror.
“I thought to myself ‘I’m about to be shot,’ and so I tried to cover up my face … and that’s when he shot me,” Rosborough said.
In a dramatic moment Nike Air Huarache Shoes , Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler had Rosborough walk from the witness box toward the jury, the same way he was being stalked by Holmes.
“I was lying there, coughing up blood. I’m about to die,” he remembered thinking, fortunate to survive the gunshot wound to the shoulder.
The prosecution again mixed expert police testimony with riveting personal accounts of the night of the massacre, called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
Another victim, Heather Snyder, who worked at Red Robin restaurant with friend Alex Sullivan Nike Air Huarache Ultra , one of the dozen killed in the attack.
Snyder said about 15 minutes into the movie, she heard popping noises and saw orange flashes to the right of the screen, then felt a burning sensation to her right forearm.
Snyder was shot several times, had two fingers blown off, and was hit in the knee so hard it spun her around in her chair.
Snyder showed her mangled hand to the jury Thursday, in another poignant moment of the trial.
CONTRADICTING TESTIMONIES FROM WITNESSES
The week began with testimony from the fourth and possibly the last University of Colorado (CU) neuroscience professor, Dr. Curt Richard Freed, trained at Harvard University Nike Air Huarache , who had Holmes in his lab in February-May 2012.
Freed’s testimony bolstered the prosecution’s case that Holmes was coherent, lucid, and performing well in the months preceding the mass shooting.
Freed, whose work on Parkinson’s Disease with colleague Dr. Wenbo Zhou, from the Shanghai Institute of Neurosciences, is world renowned, said Holmes did an “excellent job” and his final project in May was “thoughtful.”
Freed’s praise contrasted with the next witness, Jessica Cummiskey Cheap Air Huarache , doing post-doctoral scientific research at CU when Holmes was there.
Cummiskey said she saw Holmes’ eyes “blown out,” meaning his pupils were very enlarged. In class, he would “stare through the desk” and appeared “zoned out,” she recalled.
“(Holmes) literally never made eye contact with me,” she said, and his presentations were awkward and “painful to watch.”
According the Cummiskey, Holmes seemed unmotivated and “annoyed ” .