Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and in the decade16 hours ago8448 viewsby Rahaman Abiola- Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of year 2019. The Portuguese star was also named UEFA competition top scorer of the decade.
The Juventus star beat Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandoski to the huge landmarkCristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and the decade ahead of his arch-rival and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
The Juventus star emerged the winner for fourth time record with an impressive feat of 21 goals in 2019 and 145 goals from 2010.The Portuguese beat off competition from Tottenham star Harry Kane and Dutch ace Vivianne Miedema to reach the significant landmark.Ronaldo has been a leading stellar star in all UEFA fixtures for club and country in 2013, 2014 and 2017, except in 2018 after he lost the feat to Chelsea’s Daishawn Redan.But in 2019, the Portuguese star put in a fabulous show with his killer-instinct producing seven goals for the Old Lady in UEFA Champions League goals.
Ronaldo also hit a total number of fourteen goals for Portugal in Euro 2020 qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League finals to end the year well- two goals ahead of Kane who had 19 goals.Meanwhile, Ronaldo was also crowned UEFA top-scorer of the decade with 145 goals. Bayern star Robert Lewandoski came second with 101 goals.Lionel Messi came a record third with 99 goals, as Norway’s Ada Hegerberg and France’s Eugénie Le Sommer capped the top five list.
Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents of the world except Antarctica, though closely related raptors did occur there in the Eocene.
Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers, which make their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broad-wing. This makes flying easier while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters as adults. There are many different types of falcon.
The falcons are the largest genus in the Falconinae subfamily of Falconidae, which itself also includes another subfamily comprising caracaras and a few other species. All these birds kill with their beaks, using a “tooth” on the side of their beaks—unlike the hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey in the Accipitridae, which use their feet.
The largest falcon is the gyrfalcon at up to 65 cm in length. The smallest falcons are the kestrels, of which the Seychelles kestrel measures just 25 cm. As with hawks and owls, falcons exhibit sexual dimorphism, with the females typically larger than the males, thus allowing a wider range of prey species.
Some small falcons with long, narrow wings are called “hobbies” and some which hover while hunting are called “kestrels“.
Facts about Falcons
- Peregrine falcons have been clocked at reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour(320km/h) while diving for prey, making them the fastest recorded animal ever.
- Falcons have exceptional powers of vision; the visual acuity of one species has been measured at 2.6 times that of a normal human.
- Humans have used falcons for hunting for thousands of years.
Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.
Sharks Scientific Classification
Shark teeth are embedded in the gums rather than directly affixed to the jaw, and are constantly replaced throughout life. Multiple rows of replacement teeth grow in a groove on the inside of the jaw and steadily move forward in comparison to a conveyor belt; some sharks lose 30,000 or more teeth in their lifetime. The rate of tooth replacement varies from once every 8 to 10 days to several months. In most species, teeth are replaced one at a time as opposed to the simultaneous replacement of an entire row, which is observed in the cookiecutter shark.Tooth shape depends on the shark’s diet: those that feed on mollusks and crustaceans have dense and flattened teeth used for crushing, those that feed on fish have needle-like teeth for gripping, and those that feed on larger prey such as mammals have pointed lower teeth for gripping and triangular upper teeth with serrated edges for cutting. The teeth of plankton-feeders such as the basking shark are small and non-functional
The Skeleton of a Shark
Shark skeletons are very different from those of bony fish and terrestrial vertebrates. Sharks and other cartilaginous fish (skates and rays) have skeletons made of cartilage and connective tissue. Cartilage is flexible and durable, yet is about half the normal density of bone. This reduces the skeleton’s weight, saving energy.[
Because sharks do not have rib cages, they can easily be crushed under their own weight on land.It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing.Shark finning yields are estimated at 1.44 million metric tons for 2000, and 1.41 million tons for 2010. Based on an analysis of average shark weights, this translates into a total annual mortality estimate of about 100 million sharks in 2000, and about 97 million sharks in 2010, with a total range of possible values between 63 and 273 million sharks per year.Sharks are a common seafood in many places, including Japan and Australia. In the Australian state of Victoria, shark is the most commonly used fish in fish and chips, in which fillets are battered and deep-fried or crumbed and grilled. In fish and chip shops, shark is called flake.
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