Carli Lloyd gets the first hat trick as the USA wins the World Cup in Soccer

World Cup Women's Soccer 2015
World Cup Women’s Soccer 2015

The United States soccer team put on a clinic Sunday night, as it routed Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Team USA scored two goals within three minutes, and was ahead 4-1 at halftime. While Japan did ultimately score two goals on the previously unstoppable American defense, it was never even close to being enough to compete with the U.S. team.

World Cup Final - Carli Lloyd's hat trick
World Cup Final – Carli Lloyd’s hat trick

Carli Lloyd had a hat trick in the game, scoring three goals–one of them an impressive shot from the half-field mark.

The game ended up being the highest-scoring final game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and avenged America’s loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.

 

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Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky
Maxim Gorky

“Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That’s why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what’s in him, why he was born and what he can do? ”

- Maxim Gorky

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (28 March 1868 – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim (Maksim) Gorky was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

Modi third most followed world leader on Twitter

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

The study revealed that three most followed world leaders were US President @BarackObama with 56,933,515 followers, Pope Francis (@Pontifex) with 19,580,910 followers on his nine different language accounts, and Modi with 10,902,510 followers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the third most followed world leader on the micro-blogging site Twitter while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister, according to a latest study.

Twiplomacy Study 2015, accessed by IANS, showed that Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister with 2,438,228 followers. She is far ahead of UAE’ Abdullah Bin Zayed (1,608,831) and Turkey’s Mevlut Cavusoglu (376,429).

The study, which counted data till March 24, is an annual global survey of world leaders on Twitter. It is aimed at identifying the extent to which world leaders use the site and how they connect on the social network.

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Annie Dillard

 

Annie Dillard
Annie Dillard

Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block. – Annie Dillar

Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.

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