Frances World Cup win a distant memory for Hugo Lloris

first_imgGoalkeeper Hugo Lloris feels that winning the World Cup for France is a thing of the past and is fully focused now on tasting glory at Tottenham.The 32-year-old won the biggest trophy of them all in football last July after captaining France to their second World Cup at Russia.Over six months later, however, the memory of lifting the golden World Cup trophy in front of the French supporters at Moscow following their 4-2 win over Croatia in the final is now nothing more than a distant memory for Lloris.Instead, the Frenchman’s sole concern now lies with Spurs’ current campaign where they hope to finally claim some silverware themselves in the near future.Mauricio Pochettino’s will host Leicester City today at Wembley in the Premier League, where they hope to claim victory to restore their five-point deficit to leaders Liverpool – who defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.“To be honest, the football and the time is going so fast,” said Lloris, according to FourFourTwo.“I don’t want to say that I’ve forgotten about the World Cup but, for me, it belongs to the past. I don’t have time to make a step backwards and think about the World Cup.“Every time people talk about this moment – it gives you a lot of positive energy. But as a professional and as a man I am just focused on today and tomorrow. Maybe when I will be retired, I will think in a different way but it’s not the case at the moment.”The Spurs captain added: “We are Tottenham and we have the humility to say in a different place, a different club, a bigger institution, they are used to winning – they won in the past, they win today and they will win tomorrow – because of the heaviness of the institution.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“When you wear the jersey of some clubs, you have this pressure every day. It’s not the case in Tottenham. Historically there is a great history, it’s a great club in England. But it’s not the type of club that used to win every year. It needs more time.“For me the best way is to compare the club when I arrive [in 2012] and the club of today. We reduced the gap massively between the best teams in England and maybe in Europe, too.“And the process takes maybe more time than in some other places. But for sure we are going the right way because every season we are improving and improving and improving.”“It is important to believe in yourself but it is important to have sense, too,” he continued.“The main target for the club and for the team is to get the top four for the fourth time in a row. You need to look at the clubs behind because everything can turn very quickly. But you can look ahead, too.“We are in the position we deserve because in the league, we are quite consistent but at the moment there are two teams who have done much better than us.“We will see what will be in March and if we will be in a place to compete for the title or just the top four. That doesn’t mean we don’t have ambition.“The ambition is to win every game until the end of the season.”The Spurs and Leicester game at Wembley will begin at 2:30 PM (CET).BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 11: Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate with team mates after the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Most people have heard of what is commonly known as “the smell of death” though the phrase is also used to describe people near to dying. Still, human beings undoubtedly give off a unique chemical cocktail after they die—one that dogs can identify using only their noses. Scientists have wondered for many years about the nature of that cocktail and have more recently begun to conduct studies to determine if its exact makeup could be found. In this new effort, the team in Belgium believes it has done just that.To separate the chemicals emitted from humans during decomposition, from other animals, the team gathered animal (frog, pig, mouse, rabbit, mole, turtle, fish and bird remains) and human parts and put them in separate chambers where they could be studied with a gas chromatograph over a period of six months. That led to the identification of 452 unique compounds— principle component analysis showed that just eight of those compounds were distinct to humans and pigs (a close physiological sample). Closer examination of just the pig and human remains revealed five esters (organic compounds typically found in fats and oils, some of which are what humans smell when fruit is rotting) that were unique to just humans. The researchers suggest that their results might be used to assist in training search dogs, or even perhaps in building a machine able to detect the smell of decaying human bodies, which could then be put into search robots. They acknowledge that more work still needs to be done because their study included only body parts—some tissue and organs—it is possible that a whole human body emits more compounds than just those parts studied, particularly parts associated with the gut. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium has succeeded in identifying the unique group of compounds and esters that are given off by the human body as it decomposes. In their paper posted in the journal PLoS ONE, the team describes the study they carried out using actual human remains, what they found and their hopes that their findings can be used in future forensic and search efforts. Credit: Cristie Guevara/public domain Research shows value of cadaver dogs locating underwater corpses More information: Rosier E, Loix S, Develter W, Van de Voorde W, Tytgat J, Cuypers E (2015) The Search for a Volatile Human Specific Marker in the Decomposition Process. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137341. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137341AbstractIn this study, a validated method using a thermal desorber combined with a gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometry was used to identify the volatile organic compounds released during decomposition of 6 human and 26 animal remains in a laboratory environment during a period of 6 months. 452 compounds were identified. Among them a human specific marker was sought using principle component analysis. We found a combination of 8 compounds (ethyl propionate, propyl propionate, propyl butyrate, ethyl pentanoate, pyridine, diethyl disulfide, methyl(methylthio)ethyl disulfide and 3-methylthio-1-propanol) that led to the distinction of human and pig remains from other animal remains. Furthermore, it was possible to separate the pig remains from human remains based on 5 esters (3-methylbutyl pentanoate, 3-methylbutyl 3-methylbutyrate, 3-methylbutyl 2-methylbutyrate, butyl pentanoate and propyl hexanoate). Further research in the field with full bodies has to corroborate these results and search for one or more human specific markers. These markers would allow a more efficiently training of cadaver dogs or portable detection devices could be developed.center_img Explore further Journal information: PLoS ONE Citation: Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans (2015, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-isolate-compounds-esters-dying-humans.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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