Germany vs. Japan final score: Another massive World Cup upset as Samurai Blue stun Germans with late goals

For the second World Cup in a row Germany began their campaign in disastrous fashion, frittering away a first half lead to lose 2-1 to Spain. Suddenly, the champions of 2014 face the very realistic prospect of a second straight exit at the group stage, a self-inflicted crisis that was as much about disastrous defensive work as it was the excellence of match winner Takuma Asano.

Every metric would point to Germany having been a vastly superior side for the 75 minutes before Ritsu Doan fired Japan back to parity, but the sense was of a profligate team who lacked a killer instinct at one end and composure at the other. Japan showed both in abundance and although there is plenty of work to be done in escaping a group that includes Spain and Costa Rica they are superbly placed to do so. Unlike Hansi Flick’s side they do not look like a team liable to give anywhere near as many easy chances away as their opponents do.

At the outset, Japan might have seen precious little of the ball in the first half but they showed an impressive sense for hunting down possession. Daizen Maeda could have sent this game down a very different path in the seventh minute but, after fine work from the Japanese midfield to pick the pocket of a dawdling Ilkay Gundogan, the Celtic striker made his move too soon to slot in past Manuel Neuer.

Those half openings came Japan’s way more than once in the early exchanges, as did ever-expanding spells of German possession. Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich would drift from

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Blue Cross sheds light on maternal wellness worries in minority communities | Way of living







BATON ROUGE  – The latest analysis reveals that racial disparities in demise rates through being pregnant and childbirth may possibly be much larger than beforehand identified. In February and March, which are Black Historical past and Women’s Background months, Blue Cross and Blue Protect of Louisiana is boosting consciousness of maternal wellness issues, especially for African Individuals.

 To support some others have an understanding of and spark conversations about wherever modify is necessary in the overall health care technique, a member of Blue Cross’ senior leadership staff is sharing her own tale of the biases and challenges she faced as a younger, Black, lower-earnings lady even though expecting with her initially youngster.

 “Imagine this – becoming younger, pregnant and on Medicaid with no income. But the frightened mom-to-be was also married, in university and in distress, encountering difficulties with her initially newborn,” claimed Paula Shepherd, Blue Cross Senior Vice President, Gain Functions. “Instead of the empathy, reassurance and care she needed and deserved, she was taken care of like just a different identify on a card, and dismissed by the doctor’s offhand but overheard comment, ‘They are all the exact same.’”

 Shepherd shares her practical experience as component of Blue Cross’ Day of Knowledge sequence, a assortment of employees sharing personal ordeals and offering candid talks on diversity, fairness and inclusion troubles and functions .

 Video: In “Building Bridges As a substitute of Broken Roads” (7:50), Shepherd discusses maternal health problems in the Black neighborhood and shares her story.

 Shepherd’s expertise is an unfortunately popular a single. In accordance to the Environment Inhabitants Overview, Louisiana has the nation’s best maternal demise rate. 

Out of every single 100,000 Louisianians who give beginning, 58 of them will die.

When only hunting at Black Louisiana moms, the maternal loss of life amount is

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Alpine launch 2022 F1 car: Striking new blue and pink look revealed with colour ‘flip’ plan in place

Alpine are penultimate team to launch their car, with A522 revealed two days before first pre-season test; Blue and pink livery due to new title sponsor in BWT, while car will be predominantly pink for opening two races

Last Updated: 22/02/22 6:07am


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Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a striking new livery on their 2022 Formula 1 car and a unique colour ‘flip’ plan for the opening races, as the French team look to make a big leap up the order in their second campaign.

The main A522 look is predominantly blue but also has large splashes of pink as Alpine, formerly known as Renault, celebrate a new title sponsor in BWT, who previously brought their colours to the Aston Martin team.

Alpine's new main look for the 2022 season

Alpine’s new main look for the 2022 season

In an added twist, it was revealed during Alpine’s launch that the colour scheme will ‘flip’ for the first two races of the season, meaning a dominant-pink look for the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian GPs.

Launched two days before the season starts in earnest with winter testing, Alpine are the ninth team to formally unveil their new challenger, designed to the new regulations aimed at revolutionising wheel-to-wheel racing.

They say the car unveiled in Paris was a show car, with the team to shakedown their ‘real’ challenger in Barcelona on Tuesday before the winter test.

The 'flipped' pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of the season

The ‘flipped’ pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of

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