Van Dijk explodes against those who think they threw the FA Cup: “That’s stupid”

first_imgAnd that bad streak has caused them to win over the team, which they have come to face that they don’t want to win competitions like the FA Cup to be fresh in other tournaments. And Van Dijk has not bit his tongue, responding to anyone who thinks that, as he collects Mirror: “That’s stupid. We want to win in every competition. We show it against Chelsea with the alignment and energy we put in. We try to do everything we can to win.” Virgil van Dijk is probably the best defense in the world right now. The Dutch defense of Liverpoolchampion of Europe, he is having a great season with his club, but in recent weeks there have been potholes along the way. They were undefeated in the Premier League and since February 18 they have won three losses in four games, (1-0 in the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 in the Premier League against Watford and 2-0 against Chelsea in the FA Cup). 4 Premier League* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 However, he regrets that after such a good campaign people have lost their patience so quickly for three bad results: “In life there are people who are never satisfied. They are always looking for negative things. Either you continue with that negative spirit or you focus on the good things. I prefer to focus on the good things.”The central is convinced that they will achieve the objectives that have been set, but took the opportunity to ironize about the Premier League, which will hardly escape their hands, since they have a large advantage over the Manchester City: “We are in a very good situation. Close to what we all hope to achieve. Let’s go for it. Let’s focus only on the Premier League, because it is very small, huh?”last_img read more

Why a hawk is a hummingbirds best friend

first_imgSometimes it pays to have big, bad neighbors. Weighing in at about 3 grams, black-chinned hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri) can do little but stand by and watch Mexican jays 40 times their weight chow down on their eggs. So in the mountains of southeastern Arizona, the hummers have learned to build their nests near goshawk and Cooper’s hawk nests (Accipiter gentilis and Accipiter cooperii). Almost five times bigger than the jays (Amphelocoma wollweberi), the hawks enjoy these birds for lunch. So to avoid hawks swooping down and surprising them, the jays only forage above the hawks’ nests. Thus a cone-shaped safe zone exists below the 20-meter-high hawk nests, extending out about 100 meters, researchers report today in Science Advances. Of 342 hummer nests studied over three years, 80% were near hawk nests—and for good reason. The researchers monitored hummingbird egg and fledgling survival near six active and six inactive hawk nests. Those hummers unlucky enough to be near inactive nests lost all but 8% of their young, while those in a “good” neighborhood had a 70% success rate, they report. Hawks could eat the hummingbirds, but these morsels are too small and agile to be worth the effort, the researchers note. This phenomenon, in which one species is changing the behavior of another and benefitting a third species is called a trait-mediated trophic cascade, and is similar to what happened in Yellowstone National Park when the introduction of wolves changed the behavior of elk, which may have benefited shrubs and trees that the elk fed on.last_img read more