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Israel 2-1 Scotland: Ten-man Scots embarrassed in Nations League

Israel 2-1 Scotland: Ten-man Scots embarrassed in Nations League

Sports
A Kieran Tierney own goal condemned shambolic 10-man Scotland to a bruising Nations League defeat in Israel.Against a side ranked 94th in the world, and with just one win in their past 10 games, Alex McLeish's men let a lead slip in a sobering second half.The Scots were ahead at the break in Haifa but eventually conceded twice and had John Souttar sent off. At the halfway stage of the Nations League group, Scotland, Israel and Albania all have three points.Scotland - ranked 39th in the world - looked on their way to claiming their second win in League C when Charlie Mulgrew slammed home from the spot after Steven Naismith had been fouled.However, Dor Peretz's goal and a shanked clearance from...
Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

Sports
Steven Naismith's persistence paid off as Scotland opened their Nations League campaign with a morale-boosting win against Albania.Naismith's header went in off Berat Djimsiti and the Hearts forward nodded the Scots' second after a dreadful piece of goalkeeping at a corner.His second-half showing made up for a glaring first-half miss and having a goal chalked off for offside as the home side dominated at a sodden Hampden that was less than half full. And it was a much more assured performance from Alex McLeish's side with no repeat of the errors that were so ruthlessly punished by Belgium in Friday's 4-0 friendly defeat.Stephen O'Donnell in particular excelled at right wing-back after being a...
UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

Sports
New Italy boss Roberto Mancini was forced to settle for a draw in his first competitive game in charge of the Azzurri.The hosts came from behind to draw 1-1 with Poland in their opening UEFA Nations League clash in Bologna. Jorginho celebrates scoring his penalty The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup and trailed at half-time when Piotr Zielinski converted Robert Lewandowski’s pass as Poland ended a scoreless run against Italy of 11 games. Jorginho had been caught in possession in the lead up to Poland’s goal, but made amends 12 minutes from time. The Chelsea playmaker netted from the penalty spot after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foul on Federico Chiesa. And Italy head coach Roberto Mancini had to settle for a draw in his first competitive mat...
Rapid heart imaging system may improve care in developing nations

Rapid heart imaging system may improve care in developing nations

Health
Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A rapid imaging system could improve heart healthcare in developing nations because of reduced costs and easier availability, according to a study in Peru. Researchers determined the new system, which uses contrast dye to measure cardiac structure, function and scarring, was effective at a fraction of the costs and time required for the traditional imaging system. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In Peru, 16 percent of the population has cardiovascular disease, researchers say, but screening people there for heart conditions can be difficult. The Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging system, also called cardiac MRIs, are often not available for people in Peru and other developing nations. The method provides detailed inf...
UN report urges nations to take better care of world's forests

UN report urges nations to take better care of world's forests

Science
July 6 (UPI) -- A United Nations agricultural report Friday urges world governments to better manage shrinking forests, end deforestation and restore those that have been degraded. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's State of the World's Forests report said in addition to shade, absorption of carbon dioxide, animal habitation and lumber, forests provide about 20 percent of rural household income in developing countries. It said forests are also responsible for providing fuel, to heat and cook, for one-third of the global population. "Deforestation, chiefly caused by the conversion of forest land to agriculture and livestock areas, threatens not only the livelihoods of foresters, forest communities and indigenous peoples, but also the variety of life on our planet," the report sa...