Profiling the AFCON teams: Tunisia

first_imgTunisia have participated in 8 consecutive AFCONs since 2004.Tunisia will be featuring in their 19th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and the 14th in a row since 1994. The Eagles of Carthage have won the AFCON on only one occasion in 2004.In the 2019 edition, Tunisia is in Group E alongside Mali, Mauritania and Angola.Tunisia did not enter into qualification for the first two AFCON tournaments in 1957 and 1959.Their first attempt to qualification was for the 1962 edition, one that proved out to be successful. At the finals tournament, Tunisia finished third after losing to Ethiopia in the semifinals and defeating Uganda 3-0 in the third place playoff game.For the 1963 edition, the Eagles of Carthage were eliminated at the group stage after finishing bottom of Group A behind Ghana and Ethiopia.In 1965, Tunisia finished as the tournament’s runners ups. The topped Group A ahead of Senegal and Ethiopia before losing 2-3 after extra-time, to Ghana in the final.After the finals’ disappointment in their first home tournament, Tunisia opted out of qualification for the 1968 edition.They however returned in the next four editions but failed to qualify for any of them.Their next appearance came in 1978 where they finished fourth but once again failed to qualify for the next edition in 1980.The 1982 group stage humiliation was followed up by 5 disappointments as the Eagles of Carthage failed to qualify for the AFCON finals between 1984 and 1992.In 1994, Tunisia returned to the finals but could not get past the group stages.1996 would once again see them finish second after losing the final to the hosts South Africa. Tunisia finished second in Group D behind Ghana and went on to defeat Gabon on penalties in the quarters. In the semis, they defeated Zambia 4-2 and then lost 2-0 to South Africa in the finals.For the 1998 edition in Burkina Faso, Tunisia were eliminated at the quarter finals before finishing fourth in 2000.2002 was another disappointment as the Eagles of Carthage were eliminated at the group stage.However, 2004 would be their year as they sealed their first and only AFCON triumph to date. Tunisia topped group A and went on to defeat Senegal 1-0 in the quarters before eliminating Nigeria on penalties in the semis.In the final, Tunisia defeated Morocco 2-1 to win their home tournament.Tunisia’s only AFCON title came in 2004.For 2006 and 2008, Tunisia progressed past the Group stages but lost their respective quarter final matches.2010 was also a disappointment as Tunisia failed to negotiate their way past Group D in which they drew all their three games to eventually finish bottom.In 2012, Tunisia progressed out of their group but lost 1-2 to Ghana after extra-time to exit the tournament at the quarter final stage. This was followed up with another group stage elimination in the 2013 edition in South Africa.For the 2015 and 2017 editions, the Eagles of Carthage were eliminated at the quarter final on both occasions.CoachAlain GiresseGiresse is a retired French midfielder who has been the head coach of Tunisia since 2018. Giresse has been in charge of Tunisia since 2018.He played for France in the 1982 FIFA World Cup and that of 1986. He was a member of the Euro 84 winning team, and alongside Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez and Jean Tigana, forming the team’s legendary “Carré Magique” (Magic Square) in midfield.Giresse has been in charge of Toulouse and the Georgia, among others. Giresse worked as the head coach of Gabon, and was named a few months after the 2010 AFCON the coach of Mali. He was the coach of Senegal from 2013 to January 2015.On 7 September 2017, Giresse resigned as manager of Mali.Since 13 December 2018, Giresse is the manager of Tunisia.Star PlayerWahbi KhazriKhazri is a fowrad who plays for French Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne.He began his career at Bastia, scoring 34 goals in 183 competitive games, winning the Championnat National and Ligue 2 in consecutive seasons.After 18 months at Bordeaux, he transferred to Sunderland in January 2016, who loaned him to Rennes in 2017–18.Khazri has scored over 75 goals for his five clubs and 15 in 43 appearances for Tunisia.Khazri has scored 15 goals in 43 games for TunisiaProjection: Quarter finalsTunisia’s fixtures at AFCON 2019-Tunisia vs Angola, 24nd June-Tunisia vs Mali, 28th June-Mauritania vs Tunisia, 02th JulyTunisia 23 man squad for AFCON 2019Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Mouez Hassen (OGC Nice), Mouez Ben Chrifia (ES Tunis)Defenders: Mohamed Drager (SC Paderborn), Rami Bedoui (Al Feiha), Yassine Meriah (Olympiakos), Dylan Bronn (The Gantoise), Oussama Haddadi (Ettifaq), Karim Aouadi (ES Sahel), Nassim Hnid (CS Sfaxien), Wajdi Kechrida (ES Sahel), Ayman Ben Mohamed (ES Tunis)Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri (HSC Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek SC), Naïm Sliti (Dijon), Bassem Srarfi (OGC Nice), Ghaylen Chaalali (ES Tunis), Mark Lamti (Bayer Leverkusen), Youssef Msakni (KAS Eupen)Forwards: Wahbi Khazri (Saint-Etienne), Anice Badri (ES Tunis), Firas Chaouat (CS Sfaxien), Yassine Khenissi (ES Tunis).Comments Tags: AFCON 2019Alian GiresseAngolaMALIMauritaniatopTunisiaWahbi Khazrilast_img read more

Facing the end of their dynasty, the battered Warriors need to tap into their championship spirit

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceHOUSTON — The Warriors have talked the talk, telling everyone throughout a season defined by underperformance that when a real moment of trial arrived, they would be able to tap into a championship spirit that was forged in the fires of their dynastic run.After the Houston Rockets seized control of the teams’ second-round series and tied it at 2-2 Monday night, that moment of trial has arrived. The Warriors now have a …last_img read more

What Encourages Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse?

first_imgReferences[1] McElvaney, R.,  Greene, S. & Hogan, D. (2014). To tell or not to tell? Factors influencing young people’s informal disclosures of child sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(5), 928-947. doi: 10.1177/0886260513506281This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Jay Morse and Heidi Radunovich, PhDVictims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) often struggle with whether or not to tell anyone about their sexual abuse, and sometimes delay disclosure for years, if they disclose at all. But what can be done to increase the likelihood of disclosing CSA? In a recent qualitative study in Ireland, McElvaney, Greene, and Hogan (2014) examined informal disclosure of CSA, considering events leading up to, during, and following disclosure.[Flickr, Sad by U.S. Fotografle, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The researchers interviewed 22 children and adolescents, and 14 of their parents. Responses to interview questions were divided into three categories: 1) General – related to all cases; 2) Typical – more than one-half the cases included the response; and 3) Variant – only two or three cases reported.Five crucial areas related to disclosure were identified:1)      Being believed. Fear of not being believed was the reason most often cited for not disclosing the abuse.2)      Being asked. Respondents often stated that their disclosure was related to “being asked” whether directly, or indirectly. Parents or concerned observers, such as a teacher, often noted a change in behavior and asked if anything were wrong, which encouraged disclosure. In two cases, family members observed sexualized behaviors that were unusual for the victim of the abuse.3)      Shame and self-blame. Almost one-half of the participants reported feeling ashamed or blaming themselves as the reason for not disclosing. Children/adolescents reasoned that it was too embarrassing to tell a parent of the incident. Self-blame also played a role in not disclosing the abuse. In some cases, this self-blame extended beyond the event itself and focused on the consequences of talking about the event, hiding the abuse for fear of what might follow.4)      Fears and Concerns for Self and Others. Fear of the consequences of disclosing their abuse varied among participants, even though most of the fears were unfounded. Included in the responses were fears of the abuser hurting them again, as well as the impact on the family, and/or fear of going through the judicial process.5)      Peer Influence. In this study, peer influence encouraged the young person to disclose to an adult, with 15 of the 22 young people interviewed reporting that they had first disclosed their abuse to a friend or relative before disclosing to a parent.Clinicians who work with children and adolescents should be aware of the following in their practice:Shame and self-blame are issues for children and adolescents who consider disclosing their abuse. Practitioners can diminish the possible negative messages received by young people from people around them by encouraging an atmosphere of trust.Peers play an important role in disclosure, providing support to the victim and encouraging disclosure. Professionals working with victims of abuse can ask about available peer support.Some of the participants noted that “they had never been asked.” Often, just asking will elicit disclosure of CSA.last_img read more

How to Create Stunning Hyperlapse Videos

first_imgHyperlapse videos are compelling, eye-catching, and popular. Here’s how to create your own stunning hyperlapse footage.We’ve all seen those stunning timelapse videos online or in major films. They can really add dimension and depth to any production. But what about hyperlapse photography? Chances are you’ve seen the amazing Watchtower of Turkey that took the world’s breath away in 2014 with its advanced execution of hyperlapse techniques. More recently, filmmaker Rob Whitworth’s Dubai Flow Motion put hyperlapse back in the public consciousness.Video via Dubai FilmHyperlapse video is so dramatic that many might believe the techniques are beyond their capabilities — but that’s just not the case.All you need is a camera capable of capturing RAW images to ensure maximum post-production adjustability and resolution. You’ll also need a solid tripod. Additionally, you’ll need a location with a captivating point of interest, like the train station in the video below. Then it’s just a matter of setting up, taking photos, and stitching it all together.Let’s check out a step-by-step guide that explains everything you need to know about creating a hyperlapse. This video from Rob & Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips covers shooting, set-up techniques, and editing.Have you experimented with hyperlapse footage? Show us your work in the comments below!last_img read more

Construction activity banned, 333 brick kilns shut till November 5 in U.P.’s Muzaffarnagar to control pollution

first_imgThe authorities have banned construction activity and ordered the closure of paper mills and brick kilns in the district till Tuesday following spike in pollution levels. The air quality in the district deteriorated further on Saturday, slipping into the ‘severe plus’ category. Construction activities have been banned and nine paper mills and 333 brick kilns shut till November 5 to combat pollution in the district, officials said. Chief Medical Officer Dr P.S. Mishra said people should take a lot of precautions and wear face masks when venturing out of their homes.last_img read more