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One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

Sports
ANALYSIS What has the opening weekend told us about every team's game plan? The first weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season is done and in the record books. It wasn’t the most thrilling, with no real shocks but we’re already seeing how sides are developing their tactics for the new campaign. Premier League managers have shown us a glimpse of their tactics this season You can stand still in modern football with your opponents scouting almost continuously so they can find holes in your side’s game plans. But what are the most noticeable tactics for each Premier League team? With just one game gone it’s foolish to draw a full conclusion as the sample size is too small, but they may be giving us a clue about their p...
A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming

A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming

Entertainment
The US soldier Robert Redford played in 1977 film A Bridge Too Far did not like how he was portrayed, according to a leading military historian.Sir Antony Beevor is quoted in The Times as saying he has seen a letter written by Colonel Julian Cook in which he objects to how Redford played him."Most men would have been flattered," Sir Antony told the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday.Colonel Cook received the Distinguished Service Cross for his role at Arnhem.Then a major, he parachuted into the Netherlands in 1944 and led a daring daylight crossing across the Waal River. Before the crossing, Redford is seen in Richard Attenborough's film describing the missi...
Study reveals how zebra fish get their stripes

Study reveals how zebra fish get their stripes

Science
Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Every zebra fish begins life as a transparent embryo. Almost all of them end up with stripes. Now, researchers know why. Scientists at Ohio State University developed a mathematical model that describes the organization of the zebra fish's three types of pigment cells. "It's amazing that you have these individual cells that can sort themselves into these reliable patterns," Alexandria Volkening, a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State's Mathematical Biosciences Institute, said in a news release. "The cells move around on the skin to create stripes. It's like individual birds that know how to flock together and fly in formation." The research, published this week in the journal Nature Communications, suggests the pigment cell sorting process is orchestrated by iridophores. Th...
Neanderthals could start their own fires, new research proves

Neanderthals could start their own fires, new research proves

Science
July 19 (UPI) -- Neanderthals weren't dependent on lightning strikes and natural wildfires for their flames, new research suggests. The early human relatives were able to start their own fires. When researchers found microscopic wear on flint hand-axes collected at Neanderthal archaeological sites, they recognized the signature of flint striking found around the hearths of early human settlements. "I recognized this type of wear from my earlier experimental work," archaeologist Andrew Sorensen, professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, said in a news release. "These are the traces you get if you try to generate sparks by striking a piece of flint against a piece of pyrite." The hand-axes, however, were much older than the fire-making tools Sorensen had previously analyzed. In th...
What the 1 percent are teaching their children about money

What the 1 percent are teaching their children about money

Finance
You may think ultrahigh net worth individuals have nothing to worry about when it comes to money. The experts who help them manage it would be the first to tell you you're wrong. Those with ultrahigh net worth are defined as households with at least $ 5 million excluding their primary residence, according to Spectrem Group, a wealth management research organization. Making sure those millions last can be a challenge for super wealthy families, many of whom have had their financial success created by one generation and do not want to see it lost by the...