After 80 uneventful minutes where neither team could find the net, Russia’s captain saved from Italy’s Davide Di Molfetta, Giacomo Sciacca and Andre Palazzi. This paved the way for a sudden death kick from Sergei Makarov, sealing the win.Some have made the comparison to Russia’s historic penalty win in 2006, when Dmitry Khomukha used the same tactic to beat Sweden. That was Russia’s first time in the finals.For Italy’s part, their best game of the tournament was considered to be in the semi-finals. They carried their offensive style into the first half of the current game, but Mitryushkin managed to keep the ball out and the scores level. Although it appeared that the teams weren’t playing to their full potential, whenever a chance for a breakthrough arose, it was usually the Russians.Their substitute Aleksei Gasilin couldn’t get the ball past Palazzi’s blocks, while Danila Buranov hit the post with free-kick late in the game. When the time came for penalties, Russia got off to a perfect start as Mitryushkin saved the opening kick from Di Molfetta. The team kept its nerve and with four successes from the spot secured the title.The victory should hopefully inject some optimism into Russian football ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which the country will be hosting for the first time ever, as well as it being the first time the event is held in Eastern Europe. Russia won the bid in 2009. …
“Place Beyond the Pines” director on movie violence: “I don’t think it’s beautiful. I don’t think it’s art. I don’t think it’s…
“The Place Beyond the Pines,” the new film starring Ryan Gosling, hinges on a pivotal moment of violence; however, the film’s director, Derek Cianfrance, hardly took it lightly. Though the film’s action is impossible to describe in detail without spoiling, a gun and a split-second decision to shoot are involved. Cianfrance, who previously worked with heartthrob-of-the-moment Gosling on “Blue Valentine,” spoke to Salon about the glut of violence on film — and why it disgusts him.Tell me a little bit about the obligation a filmmaker has when he depicts gun violence. Well, personally, as a father, first, before I’m a filmmaker, I feel like I am responsible for my actions. I am responsible for what I put into the world, because this is a world for my children, and my kids cannot watch my movies now, but someday I will be proud to show them my movies. Sometime along the way, all of a sudden violence was deemed cinematic, for some reason. I think it must have been Peckinpah or something who turned it into this, like, ballet of violence.Continue Reading… …
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson showed nearly no emotion during his trial, yet the once famously jocular ex-Illinois police officer screamed out his innocence before he was sentenced to 38 years in prison for his third wife’s death in an outburst that suggested reality may be settling in.
“I did not kill Kathleen!” Peterson shouted as he leaned into a courtroom microphone Thursday, emphasizing each of the five words.
Without missing a beat, his dead wife’s sister, Susan Doman, shouted back, “Yes, you did! You liar!” before the judge ordered sheriff’s deputies to remove her from the courtroom.
For years, Peterson casually dismissed and even joked about suggestions he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, or that he was behind the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
His sudden explosion of fury Thursday as he stepped up to address the judge who would sentence him for Savio’s death left spectators gasping. Lead state prosecutor James Glasgow said it exposed the real Drew Peterson — the one more than capable of murder.
“We all got an opportunity to see a psychopath reveal himself in open court,” Glasgow told reporters shortly after Thursday’s hearing. “That shrill … screech. … That’s the guy that killed Kathy.”
The Super Bowl came to a sudden halt this Sunday when a power outage occurred in the Superdome. While the game was stalled for 34 minutes, Beyonce is just glad it didn’t happen during her performance.
“It’s a live television show, it’s the biggest show in America,” Beyonce told omg! Insider. “There’s so many things that could happen and God was on my side, so I’m very, very happy that it went well and the power went out after.”
The captivating halftime show featured Beyonce singing her hits “Love on Top,” “Crazy in Love,” and “Halo.” She also used the show to reunite with fellow Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The trio sang “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman,” and Rowland and Williams accompanied Beyonce for a performance of “Single Ladies.”
No sudden moves are expected today on the markets as investors worldwide will mainly focus on general news background.Russian markets are expected to open in the red despite having closed in p
ositive territory on Friday. Two key Russian indices finished in the green, with the RTS gaining 1.14% and the MICEX up 1.10%.Asian markets are higher today as Chinese and Hong Kong shares show gains. The Shanghai Composite is up 0.23% and the Hang Seng rose 0.01%. The Nikkei 225 is closed for a holiday.Oil prices slid on Monday, with Brent losing 0.27% and Light down 0.34%.“Weak dynamics in Asian markets and a decline in world oil prices traditionally affect Russian stock exchanges, so I expect Russian indices to open with losse,” Yulia Voytovich of Investcafe explained.However, European markets traded mixed. The FTSE 100 gained 0.36%, while the DAX dropped 0.43% and the CAC 40 lost 0.07%.North and South American stocks also failed to show positive dynamics, but managed to finish mainly in green. The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 gained 0.39% and 0.34%, respectively, while the NASDAQ slid 0.04%.“Today will not bring much in macroeconomic statistics, so no sudden moves on the markets are expected. Investors worldwide will mainly focus on general news background,” Voytovich said. …
With no signs of trauma and nothing to raise suspicions, the sudden death of a Chicago man just as he was about to collect nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings was initially ruled a result of natural causes.