#RMAvATM | HALF TIME | @realmadriden 0-0 @atletienglish Navas was called into action twice just before the break. pic.twitter.com/tYIkT3EjKn— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 27, 2016 Related posts:WATCH: Keylor Navas takes flight to make a miraculous diving save Costa Rican Keylor Navas keeps historic Champions League shutout streak alive Keylor Navas puts on a show in Real Madrid win Keylor Navas’ coach at Real Madrid sacked, Spanish media report The next time manager Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid send keeper Keylor Navas onto the field, they should give him a cape. It felt like it was the only thing missing after another Superman-performance from the Costa Rican star on Saturday against Atlético Madrid.It’s no secret that Real Madrid’s backline has been the weak link for Los Merengues all season, and that Navas has been asked repeatedly to bail out the defense with incredible saves. Despite a 1-0 loss to the intra-city rival, Navas did all he could to keep a blank slate in Saturday’s crucial battle for second place in La Liga.In the 40th minute of the Madrid Derby, star Atlético forward Antoine Griezmann broke through Madrid’s porous backfield and made an admirable strike on goal. But Griezmann’s attempt, like so many would-be goals from Real Madrid opponents all season, was denied when Navas soared through the air to make a spectacular stop.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKojAaemYjcA minute later, Atlético broke through Madrid’s defense again as striker Koké gained the corner on midfielder Luka Modric and sent a shot with a clear path towards the net. Again, Navas was there just in time to swallow up the ball and deny the cross-town rivals of a goal.Atlético was finally able to get past Navas in the 53rd minute when Brazilian Filipe Luís penetrated Real’s disjointed defense and set up a beautiful assist for Griezmann, who rocketed in the game’s only goal.Madrid was threatened again in the 66th minute when Juanfran spun his way into the box and left a golden opportunity for Atlético to score. Again, Navas had to come out to take away the ball from Saúl Ñiguez as Real’s defense looked lost and confused.With the loss, Madrid remains farther away from the top spot in La Liga, where rival Barcelona has a controlling, nine-point lead. On the other side, Atlético Madrid’s win has increased its hold on second place with a four-point cushion over Real.Even with Navas’ absurd play, constant rumors continue to pour out of Spain that eccentric owner Florentino Pérez still intends to trade Navas for Manchester United keeper and Spain-native David De Gea. The club tried to make the trade in August during the last transfer window, but came minutes short of faxing in the paperwork.The 29-year-old Navas has responded by turning in one of the best campaigns of any goalkeeper on the planet this season, breaking multiple club and world records in the process. He was named as one of the top five goalkeepers in the world by a players-only poll taken by FIFA and named as the 67th best football player by The Guardian. Facebook Comments
Pictured here is Paolo Soleri, and his publicist and editor, Lissa McCullough, Ph.D. Lissa acted as a facilitator for this wonderful dialogue on the implementation and implications of sustainable living. [photo & text: Logan Bier] July 8, 2011A group of 25 individuals from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona visited Arcosanti as part of a four week program titled “Rethinking the Land Ethic”. The group, comprised of participants from across the country, spent an hour in the Soleri Archives to discuss sustainability and the concept of Arcology with Paolo Soleri. Represented were perspectives from ethicists, philosophers, art teachers, and other educators. Read more about NEH, NAU and their programs on sustainability here: http://tinyurl.com/3btzsf9 The group was led by co-directors Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, and Dan Shilling, with the ASU Institute for Humanities Research. [photo & text: Logan Bier]
Turkish pay TV operator D-Smart has chosen CDN technology provider Broadpeak to support its deployment of over-the-top TV services.D-Smart has deployed Broadpeak’s BkS400 video servers to manage its OTT streaming services, using HTTP adaptive streaming technology to stream live and video-on-demand services to approximately two million subscribers on a wide range of devices, including TVs, PCs, and tablets.“With subscriber demand for OTT streaming services growing every day, D-Smart needed a more powerful and flexible server to support additional sessions and traffic,” said Erdogan Simsek, DTH technical director, D-Smart. “Broadpeak’s BkS400 uses adaptive bit rate technology to speed up OTT delivery while ensuring a high quality of service for viewers. Since deploying the new servers, we’ve dramatically increased the amount of content streamed to traditional and handheld devices.”
European countries in the top 10 average internet speed countries globally recorded significant improvements in 2013, according to CDN provider Akamai’s annual state of the internet report.South Korean continued to lead globally on average connection speeds, with a connection speed of 21.9Mbps. Among European countries in the top 10, number three-ranked the Netherlands achieved a 38% increase in average speeds to reach 12.4Mbps in 2013, while sixth-ranked the Czech Republic and seventh-ranked Sweden saw average speeds rise by 30% to 11.4Mbps and 10.5Mbps respectively.Eighth-ranked Latvia saw average speeds rise by 11%, while Ireland at number nine saw an impressive 59% rise in average speeds to 10.4Mbps.Global average peak connection speeds recovered from a small decline in the third quarter of 2013 with an impressive improvement of 30% to 23.2Mbps in the fourth quarter, according to Akamai.In Europe, Romania led the way on average peak connection speeds, with an 11% rise in the fourth quarter taking it to 50.6Mbps. In Europe, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and Sweden exceeded 40Mbps average peak connection speed.In terms of adoption of high-speed services, defined as services with a speed of above 10Mbps, the Netherlands saw adoption rise to 45% by the end of the year, while Switzerland recorded adoption of 42%.The Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, the UK and Sweden saw adoption of 10Mbps and above by over 30% of connected households.