Vlahovic joins the list with the fastest goal of all time

Dusan Vlahovic got his Champions League career off to a flying start by scoring his first goal 32 seconds after making his competitive debut at Juventus. (Author: Gardener)

VlahovicDusan Vlahovic got his Champions League career off to a flying start when he scored his first goal less than a minute after making his competitive debut with Juventus on Tuesday. Just 32 seconds had elapsed when the powerful Serbian striker scored the Bianconeri's first goal in the first leg of their round of 16 match against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica. After scoring 49 goals in 108 games for Fiorentina, the 22-year-old was signed by Juve for €70m last month. He then began to repay the confidence immediately with a goal on his debut and needed 13 minutes to hit the bull's eye in a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona. His only previous experience in continental football was a single appearance as a teenager for Partizan Belgrade in a 2016/17 Europa League qualifier. Vlahovic was on the right track in the Champions League as he controlled a long ball forward on his chest with his first touch and then fired his right-footed low-blow into the far corner with his second. With that, Vlahovic broke new ground by becoming the top-scorer for the fastest debut goal in Champions League history, as well as the first goal scored in the knockout stages of the competition since David Alaba took 24 seconds to clear the net Bayern Munich to score from long range 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Juve in 2012/13. The overall record for the fastest Champions League goal ever is still held by Roy Makaay, who allowed just 10.12 seconds to elapse before putting Bayern ahead against Real Madrid in the 2006/07 round of 16. At 22 years 25 days, Vlahovic is the second youngest Juventus player to score in his Champions League debut, after club legend Alessandro Del Piero (20 years 308 days). And although the Serbian superstar almost overtook him, Del Piero is still the scorer of Juve's fastest-ever Champions League goal thanks to his 20-second special against Manchester United in 1997. #UCL #LdC Un jour, un but 🤪 Del Piero à Old Trafford en 1997... Unfortunately, Villarreal rallied to push Juve back in the 66th minute when Dani Parejo volleyed in from close range to level a 1: 1 draw. "It's great to score on my debut, it was exciting to play my first game in the Champions League," Vlahovic told Sky Sports Italia. While Vlahovic may be a little disappointed not to be able to cap off his explosive Champions League debut with a win, the dynamic young forward enjoyed a night to remember and left no doubt that he is one of the biggest rising stars in European football. Scoring a goal in less time than it takes to boil a kettle also earned Vlahovic entry into the pantheon of memorable Champions League debuts, but how does the Juve star's debut compare some other brilliant debuts from the competition? Haaland entered the Champions League scene with Salzburg and officially presented himself on the big stage in September 2019 with a sizzling hat-trick in the 6-2 win against Genk. Aged just 19 at the time, the Norwegian prodigy became the third youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League after Real Madrid's Raul in 1995 and Wayne Rooney in 2004. After scoring eight goals in his first five Champions League games for Salzburg, he joined Borussia Dortmund and immediately picked up where he left off, scoring twice in his European debut for the Germans in the first leg of the last 16 against Paris Saint Germain. Not surprisingly, Salah is the only Egyptian player to score for two different clubs in his Champions League debut, having scored for Basel and Liverpool in his first appearances in the competition. Salah began his long Champions League journey with Basel in the 2013/14 group stage, equalizing for the Swiss in a surprise 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. His performance contributed to him moving to Basel for the Blues a few months later. He then scored on his competitive debut for Liverpool in the opening game of the 2017/18 group stage, hitting the net with a heavily deflected 20-metre shot in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla at Anfield. After his goals helped Wolfsburg win the Bundesliga title against all odds in 2008/09, Grafite certainly made a lasting impression in the German club's first Champions League appearance the following season. The Brazilian scored three times against CSKA Moscow as Wolfsburg started Group B with a stunning win at the Volkswagen Arena. Rooney was at his best when he made both his Manchester United and Champions League debuts in 2004 as an 18-year-old. Fenerbahce were the unlucky ones that night as the prodigy trampled on United's Turkish visitors at Old Trafford, scoring a hat-trick of goals from outside the box and providing an assist in a rampant 6-2 home win. The Colombian's defining moment in a black-and-white shirt came on his Champions League debut in 1997, when the lanky striker smacked Barcelona with a fabulous hat-trick in a famous 3-2 win at St James' Park. Bertrand's Champions League debut didn't go into the Hall of Fame for a terrific goal or a masterful hat-trick. The Chelsea full-back is included instead because he was the first player to make his competitive debut in the final - in 2011/12 against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Bertrand, then 23, was called up in the eleven as a de facto second left-back to Ashley Cole to counter the threat from Bayern star Arjen Robben. The Blues lifted the trophy after a 4-3 win on penalties, making Bertrand's first-ever appearance at the tournament even more incredible. The defender, who now plays for Leicester City, has made just four appearances in the Champions League so far meaning he's lifting a trophy every 214 minutes on average.


Marcelo Bielsa defends Leeds' reaction to Robin Koch's head injury

Koch sustained a laceration to his forehead against Manchester United on Sunday and was later dismissed due to concussion. (Author: Gardener)

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa has passionately defended how Leeds staff reacted to Robin Koch's head injury in Sunday's defeat by Manchester United. Koch returned to action after lacerating his forehead in a first-half collision with Scott McTominay and was later dismissed due to concussion effects. After the incident, Headway, a brain injury charity, and the Professional Footballers' Association criticized the current protocols, claiming that they do not prioritize player safety. Bielsa said: "If the medical staff in Leeds have done anything, and I am an extension of their decisions, they have to play by the rules strictly, whether it's through Covid or a blow to the head or whatever. "If a club has followed the health rules impeccably, it's Leeds." Bielsa said he or his medical staff had no reason to believe Koch was suffering from anything other than bleeding from the laceration when he was allowed back onto the field. "We haven't deviated from protocol," he said. “We did everything according to protocol. I was convinced it was just the bleeding from the cut. That was the first conclusion after the rating that the player had. The control that the player gets when they get that type of knock, the protocol used, determines whether or not they should be substituted.” Bielsa said he didn't want to abuse the concussion substitution rules. "I stayed with the starting position with the absurd idea of ​​not wanting to abuse the rules," he said. “Preventing players from being hit on their heads is very serious, very important. Bielsa also stressed that referee Paul Tierney made the right decision by not penalizing McTominay for his challenge to Koch. He said: "I guess McTominay didn't get sent off. It was right that it was because he had no intention of beating Koch.” Following Sunday's 4-2 defeat, Leeds will continue their Premier League relegation battle without Koch at Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night. The Yorkshire club have conceded 50 league goals this season - only Norwich (53) have conceded more - and Bielsa blamed themselves, insisting the defensive system and not individual defenders was the main culprit. That's my role and when you've played those games and (conceded) those goals, the conclusions are clear.” The Leeds head coach said there could be plenty of positives from Sunday's setback after his side initially struggled with two goals behind had fought back.


QuantumScape Corporation (QS) Surpasses Stock Market Gains

In the last trading session, QuantumScape Corporation (QS) closed at $15.89, a move of +1.08% over the previous day. (Author: Gardener)

QuantumScape Corporation (QS)UBS analyst Chris Snyder said on Friday QuantumScape has a leadership position in a technology aimed at disrupting a $300 billion industry and building relationships with key automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). All Snyder wants to see is QuantumScape make its mark on commercialization.


Technology Columnist Chris Mims Answers Questions About Our Tech Future, 01/24 at 1:00 p.m

Christopher Mims writes Keywords, a weekly technology column, for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining the Journal in 2014, he was Head of Technology... (Author: Gardener)

Chris Mims AnswersChristopher Mims writes Keywords, a weekly technology column, for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining the Journal in 2014, he was senior technology reporter for Quartz and has written about science and technology for publications such as Technology Review, Smithsonian, Wired, the Atlantic, Slate, and others. Join him for a live chat about technology, science and innovation on Wednesday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m. If you want to participate but don't have Prime, sign up here.


QuantumScape Corporation (QS) Stock Movements -0.24%

QuantumScape Corporation (QS) closed at $16.38 in the last trading session, a movement of -0.24% on the previous day. (Author: Gardener)

16.38QuantumScape Corporation (QS) closed at $16.38 in the last trading session, a movement of -0.24% on the previous day. As of today, the company's shares were down 21.85% over the past month, lagging the auto-tire-truck sector's 16.74% loss and the S&P 500's 6.01% loss in back this time. Wall Street will be waiting for positivity from QuantumScape Corporation as it nears its next earnings report. Investors should also be aware of any recent changes in analyst estimates for QuantumScape Corporation. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. Therefore, positive estimate revisions reflect analysts' optimism about the company's business and profitability. Research shows that these estimate revisions correlate directly to short-term stock price momentum. To take advantage of this, we developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model that accounts for these changes in estimates and provides an actionable scoring system. Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, externally verified track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has been flat for the past month. QuantumScape Corporation currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold). The Automotive - Original Equipment industry is part of the Car-Tires-Trucks sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 175, placing it in the bottom 32% of all 250+ industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1. Make sure to use to track all these stock movement metrics and more in the coming trading sessions. Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? QuantumScape Corporation (QS): Free Stock Research Report


QuantumScape announces fourth quarter 2021 financial results

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 16, 2022--QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS), a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, today announced its financial results for its fourth known quarter and full year 2021. (Author: Gardener)

fourth quarter 2021SAN JOSE, Calif., February 16, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS), a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, announced today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results. The Company posted a letter to shareholders on its Investor Relations website. It will describe fourth quarter results and business updates, and set out goals for the year ahead. QuantumScape will host a live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) today, February 16, 2022. The live webcast is accessible through the Events section of the Company's Investor Relations website, QuantumScape is a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles. Visit for more information.


QuantumScape announces the timing of its fourth quarter 2021 financial results and webcast

QuantumScape announces the timing of its fourth quarter 2021 financial results and webcast (Author: Gardener)

its fourth quarter 2021QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS), a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles, today announced that it released fourth-quarter 2021 financial results after the market close on Wednesday, March 16. February 2022, will be published. This will be followed by a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The conference call will be attended by Jagdeep Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin Hettrich, Chief Financial Officer of QuantumScape. Beginning February 8, private and institutional shareholders will be able to submit and vote upvote questions they wish to raise on the earnings call. QuantumScape management will respond to a selection of the most upvoted questions. To submit questions, please visit the Say online platform; Shareholders at brokers with Say can participate directly in their investment app or broker website. Questions on the Q&A platform will be accepted until Friday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The results conference call will be accessible live via webcast on QuantumScape's IR Events Calendar page. QuantumScape is a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles.


Has the Olympic drama drained you? Is Elsa from 1883 a fast rebound?

We have questions and you (maybe) have answers! As another week of television has passed, we're asking questions left and right about many shows including Celebrity Big Brother, 1883, 4400 and Peacemaker! (Author: Gardener)

1883We have questions and you (maybe) have answers! As another week of television has passed, we're asking questions left and right about many shows including Celebrity Big Brother, 1883, 4400 and Peacemaker! 1 | In Inventing Anna (no spoilers), did the entire Manhattan Magazine newsroom read Vivian's story when it was about to be published? Because that doesn't actually happen. Is it too much to ask that Celebrity Big Brother's houseguests actually understand the game before they enter the house? 3 | Did you recognize New Amsterdam's Sandra Mae Frank (in the composite photo above) signing the national anthem during the Super Bowl in the little they showed of her? How do you do a Super Bowl commercial with The Sopranos' "Meadow" and not have them parallel park the truck that's being peddled? 5 | Were you surprised by Kate's choice at Billions? 6 | Given that 1883's Elsa was planning a life with another man a few episodes ago, were you surprised at how believable her love for Sam was? 8 | Are we to assume that it was just pure coincidence that this week's episodes of HBO's Sunday comedies Righteous Gemstones and Somebody, Somewhere contained lengthy, graphic sequences of multiple characters throwing up? And while we know The Righteous Gemstones wants to extend its big reveal about who these vengeful bikers are, wouldn't Jesse immediately take off that one biker's helmet after defeating him outside the hospital? 11 | Based on this video, Big Bird is Sesame Street's Ted Lasso, right? Does that mean they sign with WWE? Based on Andi's reaction of Sistas to this mural, her favorite 2006 movie is Dreamgirls, right? Does that also mean Andi is involved with Deena Jones, Beyoncé, or both? 16 | When the Peacemaker finale got to the big cameos, did you just think they were all going to be stand-ins, only seen in silhouette? Also, has anyone told Stephen Amell what was said about Green Arrow's "hobby" Brony? And was that the last we saw of at least that version of the never-skippable opening credits, given who all got killed? 18 | What do you think nefarious actions Lumon Industries is up to with Apple TV+'s Severance? And doesn't it make perfect sense that Christopher Walken would be on this show? 19 | Do you think Deepti and Shake will make it down the aisle at Love Is Blind? Anyone hoping she's running for the mountains after Shake tells everyone else he doesn't feel any "animal" attraction to her (despite the fact that she grabbed her butt when they first met) and says she's looking at him remembered his aunt? Click on the comments with your answers - and any other questions you want to share! Click here to read the full article.


Can't bring yourself to check your inbox? Maybe you need a body double

Even when she knows a task is really important, getting started on it can feel impossible. And then she discovered "body-doubling". (Author: Gardener)

Even when I know a task is really important, understand its value, and want to get it done, getting started still feels like walking into a 40 mph headwind. I struggle with procrastination because I have ADHD, but here are a few other possible triggers: depression, illness, stress, anxiety, grief, disruptions to routine, increased childcare responsibilities, loss of physical structure, financial worries... The good news is that people with ADHD has a toolkit to combat procrastination, and there are tools that anyone can use. Body doubling is one of my favorites. Body doubling simply means having another person in the room with you working quietly next to you. You can work on something similar or something completely different. And it works. When I'm afraid of a task, I still fear it, but I manage to start and get through it. However, the feeling at the end of a session of knowing I've put a real dent in what I've put off is a massive relief and a positive outlook for the rest of the day. Part of why body doubling is effective is accountability, both the very gentle push of your body double's presence and the knowledge that you only have limited time with them. (Anyone who booked a live online yoga class instead of using pre-recorded videos will understand this one). There are no peer-reviewed studies of body doubling, but ADHD coach Linda Anderson believes body doubles model a calm, focused presence that subconsciously mirrors the other person. “Having another human with you seems to be the magic ingredient that allows you to get the job done. They're also a visual reminder to stay focused, like a giant post-it note in human form.” You don't need to be there in person for body duplication to work. Phone calls and video calls can be just as effective. During the first lockdown, I had Zoom sessions with a writer in LA every Wednesday – my morning, his afternoon. I would appreciate if I could get a piece of work done that early in the day that made it easy to keep the ball rolling after the call ended. There are now quite a number of online groups that organize co-working sessions, either for free or with a monthly membership fee. Tom, a science communicator with ADHD, has found working from home during lockdown difficult because he thrives in a team environment. "I'm in an 'everything' space," he says. Especially if you work from home, booking with a body double can help bring structure into your workday. "I have clients who have a regular work schedule with a friend or Colleagues have agreed," says Ms. Anderson. She suggests body doubling is very helpful for "stationary projects" like writing or computer-based work, but can also work on the go. "You can also put a phone in your pocket to do something Doing something physical, like organizing a space," says Ms. Anderson. You can schedule a body-doubling session at the beginning of each workday to boost your motivation, and do another around 2:00 p.m. when your energy is up If there are some tasks that you always struggle with, like checking email (which you rightly struggle with because it sucks), then you could consider a twice-weekly session ng set up just for this task. There are even YouTube videos of someone quietly working for an hour that you can play on a dual monitor setup. * A side project that you're passionate about but can't seem to get started on. You can just wave to the nearest roommate, but sessions are most effective when you make an appointment and decide in advance what you'll be working on — when you show up with the vague intention of "doing stuff you've always wanted to do." , you will have less of it. The "deadline effect" also motivates you to do some preparatory work before the deadline. Start the session by telling the other person what you want to work on. Set a three minute timer. Work in timed bursts of 20-45 minutes, checking in with each other at the end of each burst. One last tip: as the deadline approaches, you may be thinking, “I shouldn't have booked today. I'm really not in the mood to work, so it's a waste of time.” You might even feel sleepy all of a sudden, but don't break off the session. These feelings are your reluctance to start the task because you see it coming closer. And it is precisely these feelings that body doubling is intended to overcome. Ms. Anderson suggests reducing resistance by starting with a very small commitment — 15 or 30 minutes — and setting a clear end point. “But during that time you commit to work. Even if you just draw circles on a piece of paper and think about the project for a long time,” she says.


Drag Race's Pangina Heals had a "full panic attack" after the explosive elimination.

Drag Race UK vs The World Queen Pangina Heals reveals she had a 'full blown panic attack' following her explosive elimination. (Author: Gardener)

Pangina HealsThis week saw one of the most shocking eliminations in RuPaul's Drag Race history. In Drag Race UK vs The World, it feels like the eliminations are getting more contentious each week as the All Stars format gives the victorious queen the power to send home one of her own kind. This week, Snatch Game took over the competition with a guest appearance from Katie Price, along with guest judges Clara Amfo and Michelle Keegan. As always, Snatch Game provided some hilarious moments, but also some toe-curling duds. After a mesmerizing catwalk, It was a Brits Match, with Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea lip-syncing to Alexandra Burke for glory. (It's almost enough to make you feel patriotic). So who went home? In a stunning twist, Challenge winner Blu Hydrangea sent home Pangina Heals - the Drag Race Thailand judge, two-time Challenge winner and fan favorite. After an elimination that left her tearful as she walked down the runway, we caught up with Pangina to ask her what everyone was dying to know... What was it like looking back on your dramatic departure? Pangina Heals: Well, we've never had a representative from Thailand before, so I felt like I was carrying the weight of all that pressure on my shoulders. I just wanted to do really well because I am so proud to be Thai and for me not to go to the end felt like I was bringing shame to my country and myself. So at that moment I was just feeling heartbroken and having a panic attack, a nervous breakdown. It took me a few days to realize that if there was anything I could have done differently and regretted, I should be ashamed or feel bad. I won two challenges, got two badges and every single thing I did I felt like I was doing my best in that moment. Do you regret sending Jimbo home last week? You were such a strong performer and it opened the door for the queens who sent home the biggest competition... No. I don't regret it because it's a competition. Because we didn't look at the track record, at least when I thought about people going home, I just relied on seeing the performance and what the judges say. When I pick someone to go home, I have to do it based on how they did in the challenge at hand. And that's why I chose Jujubee because she played the Liza Minnelli role perfectly, so I don't regret having Jimbo at home. So there are no awkward feelings with Blu Hydrangea? The show is my closest thing to Blu and I've been in so many competitions that I haven't come first, but I've learned something from it and this experience is too great for me to be mad at Blu for a competition we we all signed up. Like, it doesn't make sense to me. Do you think Baga Chipz would have sent you home? Baga would have sent me home. And I'm not mad about it. I think Baga is a lovely person and even if she sent me home she wouldn't hate me. I won two badges and I sent her best friend home, I would have sent myself home too. For some people who haven't been a drag queen in 11 years, maybe they're just taking it too personally because I'm not mad that someone wants to send me home. I love my homeland! And I love being in Thailand. That's why I love it when people say, "Go home!" I say, "Yeah, I can have my curry!" I'm not mad about it. I feel like if you want to be in this industry you have to take everything with a grain of salt because it's just a drag. It's just entertainment and if you get so upset about certain things to take the fun out of the show. This is a show I've been a fan of for so long. And getting upset about things like that is just complete bullshit and I just don't want it. The rules were changed this week so there were no bottom two. Do you think you would have been at the bottom if the rules hadn't changed? I do not know. Because that's what I love about Janey, she admitted to me, "Girl, I did it badly." It's just so real. I still can't see Snatch Game so I don't know how I did it. Maybe I was really bad, but I'm just too triggered to watch it at this point! How did it feel to be in the competition this time and not be the host? If I had an ego it might be different, but I signed up for it hoping it would be a great learning experience for me. I always strive to be a better drag queen and I savored the chance to up my game with criticism from the judges I've always looked up to like Michelle, Graham and especially RuPaul. I feel like entering the competition made me a better drag queen on a global platform, so I'm grateful. Did it put additional pressure on you to be the only host on the show — and the only queen who had never competed in a drag race before? And for me to come to the show, I was the dark horse of the competition. And then on top of that, as the only representative from Southeast Asia, I thought, "Wow!" But I think to win two badges in three weeks and then go home is a kind of punk rock. What was it like bringing Thai Drag to such a global BBC platform? It's so important to me that people see a different side of Thai drag: my language and the designers I work with so people can see how amazing they are! But I'm also so proud to show who I am because I'm a child of different cultures. I'm half Taiwanese, half Thai, studied in the US and went to school in the UK. And going to this show like that feels like the biggest validation of my life. Some of the fans have complained that there seems to be some favoritism, especially from Ru over Baga. Baga is incredible at what she does. So when it comes to the runway part, I think she did her best? And do I think she has increased her drag compared to her season? I think so. I think so. But compared to the high level of resistance on stage, people might think it can't compete with other people. But I didn't think of all that when we're in the competition when it comes to favoritism because I knew she had tricks up her sleeve that she was going to kill it. Check out Snatch Game, she killed it. Were there any upcoming challenges that you were particularly looking forward to? I know when it comes to making music videos and stuff, I would have killed it. I know I could really excel, but right now I'm not able to, so I guess I have to excel at something else! Are you hoping Drag Race Thailand will be brought to a much larger audience? After the show aired, I feel like a lot of people are asking how to watch Drag Race Thailand. And so it brings Drag Race Thailand back into the spotlight and that's so important to me because people get to see how amazing they are and they get to see our culture! Do you have plans to come to the UK/Europe so people can see you live? I have two UK tours coming up and will be announcing it soon! Looking back, do you regret the whole experience? I think they portrayed me as I am. I haven't played the game. And if people think it's me, at least I know it wasn't me. The fact that I wanted to help girls when they were in need or that they helped me, those interactions were real. My friendships with the girls are real. So no, I'm very happy with how it turned out! Did you have a funny phrase you would have said on the runway as you left but were too emotional to say it? Well, now that I'm banned in Canada... kidding! I'm going to America for two tours. I will also be reopening my House of Heals Club in Bangkok. And then I will conquer the world! Drag Race UK vs The World continues - minus Pangina Heals - with the semi-finals on Tuesday (1 March) on BBC Three and iPlayer.