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João Félix makes a donation to the hospital in his city, Viseu

first_imgI was far from thinking about the moment we live in and the generous donation of clothing and individual protection to help in this fight against COVID-19. Our people in Viseu thank solidarity and myself, in a personal capacity, and on behalf of the health professionals at the Tondela Viseu hospital center.Thank you very much, João Félix, to your parents and other relatives. João Félix was born in Viseu, in the center of Portugal, 20 years ago and is already one of the famous citizens of the town. In fact, at the end of last season he was appointed Ambassador of Viseu. “I was born here and I will always carry Viseu in my heart,” he said at that event, in June 2019. Now he has shown that he is close to his own. The Tondela Viseu hospital appreciates the donation of João Félix. On 06-19-2019 I published a post where I was pleased with his departure to Atlético Madrid:“What to say to a young player, a native of Viseu, of looking alive, still with signs of youthful acne on his face, straight black hair, a red shirt with the Benfica emblem, white knee shorts, white sneakers and red socks , called João Félix, applauding an audience that pays him (…) May he be very happy, have the best luck in the world and may he not forget Viseu and its people. “ João Félix This confinement is happening in Madrid, but it does not stop remember your people in Portugal. Thus, the Atlético forward has made a donation to the Tondela-Viseu Hospital-Center of clothing and personal protection material. The director of the center, Cilio Correia, made it public, who took the opportunity to thank him for the support:last_img read more

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NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

first_imgMOST READ At least seven team owners donated $1 million each to Trump’s inaugural committee. But Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, Tennessee Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York were among the league power-brokers who issued condemning statements through their clubs.“The callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world.”Added Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy: “We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely.”This weekend’s games were sure to bring more protests, with Tampa Bay receiver Desean Jackson promising to make “a statement.”“I know our players who kneeled for the anthem, and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone,” Ross said. “They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Star fends off NLEX late, stays in top four hunt Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award How to help the Taal evacuees “That’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said.The Buffalo Bills were bothered enough by the situation to hold a voluntary team meeting on Saturday, with players, coaches, staff and ownership all taking part.“Our goal was to provide open dialogue and communication. We listened to one another. We believe it’s the best way to work through any issue we are facing, on and off the field,” owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement distributed by the Bills.“President Trump’s remarks were divisive and disrespectful to the entire NFL community, but we tried to use them as an opportunity to further unify our team and our organization. Our players have the freedom to express themselves in a respectful and thoughtful manner and we all agreed that our sole message is to provide and to promote an environment that is focused on love and equality.”Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has taken heat for Kaepernick’s struggle to find a team, quickly condemned Trump’s comments.“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month,” Goodell said. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a manner unseen in years, sounding a resolute chord in decrying President Donald Trump’s remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired’,” Trump said to loud applause Friday night at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, comments he echoed a day later in a series of tweets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogQuarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, refusing to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest the treatment of black people by police. Kaepernick became a free agent and has not been signed by a new team for this season.Without naming Kaepernick, Trump aimed his talk at those players who have knelt for the anthem. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View commentslast_img read more

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Region 6 gets new REO

first_img…promises to bring efficiency, competence to the postThe Alliance For Change’s Dr Veerasammy Ramayya, having resigned, has been replaced by Regional Democratic Councillor No 6 Kim Williams-Stephen, as Regional Executive Officer (REO) who has since vowed to bring a high level of efficiency, knowledge and competence to the post.Dr Ramayya recently resigned from the post, as well as the party that sponsored him saying that the AFC has not lived up to its founding principles and has since turned a blind eye to corruption.The former AFC Executive, in tendering his resignation, said his contributions and investments in the party did not resonate deeply. He said too his contributions over the past six years to the party have instead benefited others, adding “I have no remorse in exiting the party.”According to Dr Ramayya, the party has failed to deliver on its promises and pointed out that the party which politicised the issue of corruption in the 2015 campaign has instead turned a blind eye.The party’s former Executive Member, who had been credited with helping the AFC secure two parliamentary seats representing Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has also lamented the fact that the party is yet to repay him $15 million.Meanwhile his replacement, Williams-Stephen’s is said to have 30 years of experience in the public service, 28 of which was spent at the Audit Office of Guyana in the capacity of Audit Manager (ag) for Regions Five and Six.She is said to possess a wealth of knowledge in the area of regional auditing, having also audited for Regions Five, Seven and Nine.Williams-Stephen started work as a typist clerk at the very Region Six RDC in 1986 and was subsequently transferred to the Audit Office in 1988.The new REO is a strong advocate for good governance, transparency and accountability and is also a firm believer in quality service to others.“It’s an honour and privilege for me to have been given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I gave the praises and thanks to God Almighty because without him this would not have been possible,” the REO stated.Williams-Stephen noted that her main functions as REO would include the provision of service to the community in the areas of health, agriculture, infrastructure and education, and to ensure that resources are expended for the intended purpose.“My aim would be to ensure that these essential community services are delivered in a cost-effective manner bearing in mind that quality is the most important factor,” the REO explained. While recognising the fact that the human resource capacity of any organisation is its most valuable asset, Williams-Stephen said it is imperative that the dedication of all levels of staff is acknowledged and appreciated.This, she said, will provide the requisite motivation needed to complete the delegated tasks.With overseas training in performance management, Williams-Stephen said her intention will be to ensure that each staff has a thorough understanding of their importance to the collective goal and is aware of their individual roles and responsibilities.“Each person must know that they have a vital role to play. We need to first understand that we are working for a common good and so we have to put our political differences aside. The main objective is to ensure that when we provide a service it must be done to the best of our ability,” she pointed out.Williams-Stephen related that she will also strive to build on the strengths of the council and create awareness that the provision of service must be undertaken for the sole purpose of improving the livelihood of those in the community.“Our service must come from a place of humanitarianism. We must not have the attitude that whether we perform or not we will still be paid at the end of the month.”A wife and mother of four; ranging in ages between 15 and 23, Williams-Stephen has also ventured into the arena of teaching having served as part-time lecturer at the Berbice High School.She is also a local preacher at the Central Methodist Church.“I came from humble beginning and I always believe in the biblical principle that those who humble themselves shall be exalted,” Williams-Stephen said.Williams-Stephen’s appointment is in keeping with government’s thrust to utilise persons from the available human resource pool with the adequate knowledge base to ensure the effective delivery of services.last_img read more

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Amat beats Yosemite a third time

first_imgLA PUENTE – Each of the past two seasons, Bishop Amat High School’s girls basketball team used Oakhurst Yosemite as a steppingstone on its way to capturing a CIF State Division III title. Last season, the Lancers topped Yosemite in the Southern California Regional final. In 2005, Bishop Amat defeated the Badgers in a regional semifinal contest. The two teams met again in the Division III regional semifinals Saturday night and, for the third consecutive year, Bishop Amat ended CIF-Central Section Division III champion Yosemite’s season with a 55-42 victory. That puts the Lancers (26-5) two steps away from achieving their ultimate goal of claiming a third consecutive state championship. First things first, however. Bishop Amat’s next obstacle will be Santa Margarita in the Southern Regional final Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pauley Pavilion. Santa Margarita upset top-seeded Mt. Miguel 47-41 in the other regional semifinal. In Saturday’s win, Amat used a 21-9 fourth-quarter advantage to blow open a close game, ending the contest with a 16-4 run. Junior guard Kristen McCarthy sparked the Lancers, scoring 17 of her team-high 21 points in the second half, including nine in the third quarter to help erase a 25-21 deficit. Senior Candice Brown, who faced double teams all night, scored six of her 14 points in the decisive final period. She had 11 rebounds. center_img “I think they (Yosemite) may have worn down in the fourth quarter,” Lancers coach Richard Wiard said. “We were able to get more offensive rebounds and drives to the basket. “We missed a lot of easy shots, but you’ve got to give some credit to their defense. We were much better in the second half. Kristen did a lot of things that were key for us. She’s a very talented player.” Badgers guard Katie Menton also qualifies as a talented player, and Wiard had concerns coming in about the senior, who was averaging 24.2 points. Menton didn’t disappoint. She scored 30 of Yosemite’s 42 points, including five 3-pointers. She scored all nine of her team’s fourth-quarter points. She hit three quick 3-pointers to stake her team to a 9-4 lead. A Menton 3-pointer in the second quarter helped the Badgers match their biggest lead of the night at 19-14 before the Lancers closed the half with a 7-0 run. “Any time a team has a great player, and Menton is a great player, you have to be concerned because she can carry the team on her back,” Wiard said. “She’s (Menton) excellent,” McCarthy said. “The big players are going to get their points. You just have to make sure no one else catches fire. Our defense won it for us. “In the third quarter, we played more as a team and started moving the ball around. We got the ball inside to Candice, which in turn opened things up offensively. We really came on strong. “We only had 21 points in the first half and had turnovers galore. I thought we were fortunate to be up at the half.” With the Lancers leading 34-33 entering the fourth quarter, Brown opened the period with back-to-back field goals. Later in the quarter, McCarthy scored eight points in a two-minute span. Senior guard Amanda Alvarez had 12 points for the Lancers, 10 on free throws. chris.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BC teachers to begin rotating strikes next Monday

first_imgStrikes are taking place in Peace River South on Monday, May 26, while Fort Nelson will participate in strikes the following day, Tuesday, May 27. Peace River North will begin strikes on Wednesday, May 28. “As a result of the unwillingness of the provincial government and the BC Public School Employers’ Association to offer any improvements to class size, class compensation and other important learning conditions for students, as well as well as the employer’s unfair wage demands, teachers will begin rotating strikes on Monday, May 26, 2014,” The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) said in a statement.Some of BCTF demands include improvements to class size, class composition and staffing levels for specialist teachers. The BCTF also says teachers have twice won the right to negotiate their working conditions in BC Supreme Court, which in turn is also the students’ learning conditions.The rotating strikes will begin Monday, May 26 and will continue through Thursday, May 29. All schools will be open Friday, May 30, while the extension of a strike “will depend on events at the bargaining table.”- Advertisement -BCTF says the rotating closures are part of a two-stage strike plan voted by teachers in March. During that vote, teachers gave their bargaining team a mandate to begin low-level job action and progress to rotating strikes if meaningful progress was not made in negotiations.Over 29 thousand teachers cast ballots and nearly 90% voted in favour of the two-stage job action plan.“With BC funding education $1,000 per student less than national average, British Columbians must take a strong stand and convince Christy Clark’s government to reinvest in our students,” BCTF President, Jim Iker said. “It is time for government to make education a funding priority.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man United ‘in the race’ for top-four, claims Van Gaal

first_imgLouis van Gaal insists Manchester United are back in the race for a top-four finish to the Premier League season.The Dutchman has struggled in the early stages of his Old Trafford tenure and admitted we was feeling “lousy” ahead of Saturday’s home meeting with Crystal Palace.But the Red Devils are now just two points outside the Champions League places following a 1-0 victory over a stubborn Eagles side, with second-half substitute Juan Mata bailing out another unconvincing United performance with a goal within minutes of his introduction.And Van Gaal believes a top-four spot is now in their hands.“I am happy with the three points,” said the Dutchman.“We stay in the race to end the season in the places we’re aiming for, so that’s very important.”While satisfied with the result, there was a slight hint of frustration about Van Gaal’s persona post-match, with the United boss unhappy his men did not score more goals against a solid and packed Palace defence“They came to defend and that is always very difficult to play as a team against,” he added.“We had a lot of time on the ball, we created possibilities, not big chances, but possibilities.“We could have scored in the first half but I said at half-time, ‘Okay, we played better than the matches before because we kept the pace before and the opponents will tire and there will come a moment we will score’.“It was Juan Mata [who did] and after that goal I think we created more big chances because then they had to come forward, only we have to finish these chances because they were big chances.“But I said several times when we are ahead in a game we have to kill the game and we did. So I’m happy, we have three points and we are two points behind fourth place so it is in our hands and that’s important.”last_img read more

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Aston Villa teammates ‘delighted to keep someone like me’, claims Delph

first_img1 Fabian Delph admits his Aston Villa team-mates were shocked to hear he had signed a new deal.The England midfielder has penned a four-and-a-half year contract to commit himself to the club until 2019, despite interest from Liverpool.He was out of contract in the summer and had been linked with a move away from the Premier League strugglers, who have battled relegation for the last three years.Boss Paul Lambert called it a coup for Villa and Delph revealed even the squad was surprised.“The lads are absolutely delighted. As soon as I told some of them they looked at me shocked to start with,” he said.“They see a lot in me and how dedicated I am and how I want to push on. They’re delighted to keep someone like me here.“I see them as family, brothers, I’d run through a brick wall for them. They’re not just team-mates.”Villa chief executive Tom Fox played a key role in convincing Delph to stay and believes the 25-year-old has bought into his vision.“We are so pleased to keep one of our best young players. It says a lot about him too and his faith,” said Fox.“This club is on a journey and it’s my job to talk to as many people and convince them it’s not where we are.“Fabian and I have had many conversations and he believes in this journey. There were a lot of interested clubs. We’ve got a top young player here.“The top five clubs are in a much better place financially.” Fabian Delph in action for Aston Villa last_img read more

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INISHOWEN ALL SET FOR MAJOR SPRING CLEAN UP

first_imgCouncillors and council workers get ready of the big clean-up across Inishowen.Inishowen county councillors have joined forces to urge members of the public to get behind the annual Spring Clean Up campaign.There is an ongoing litter problem in parks, roadsides and other green spaces across the peninsula.That is why councillors are urging ordinary citizens to re-discover ‘civic pride’ and take up the challenge of helping to keep their valuable green resources clean in order to protect an increasingly threatened wildlife and to encourage greater use of woods and parklands by schools and local communities. The campaign is to be centred around a massive effort on Saturday April 11 but you can ‘do your bit’ anytime.Local litter warden Pearse McCrory said the effort and enthusiasm shown in the past proved local people have a pride in their areas. Communities and organisations were determined to keep their corner of the county litter free.“We will be able to supply anyone looking for bags, gloves, litter pickers and high-viz vests and of course skips to collect the rubbish. With everyone working together we not only heighten awareness of the problem but we encourage everyone to take responsibility for their litter,” he said.Council cathaoirleach Cllr John Campbell backed the initiative saying it was remarkable what an area could achieve when they pulled together and worked for the greater good. This clean up campaign, which is done in conjunction with the Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee, is part of the National Spring Clean Up Campaign which is being held in all areas of the county and country.To register for National Spring Clean call the National Spring Clean Hotline on (01) 4002219 or register online by logging onto to the website at www.nationalspringclean.orgINISHOWEN ALL SET FOR MAJOR SPRING CLEAN UP was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clean-updonegalInishowenlast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL AS RYAN TUBRIDY BROADCASTS FROM BUNCRANA

first_imgBrendan Diver presents Tubs with one of his famous Northern Lights picturesIT was the perfect day in the perfect town as Ryan Tubridy began his annual Wild Atlantic Adventure with his radio show in Buncrana today.The RTE presenter spent the weekend in Donegal, enjoying dinner at the award-winning Red Door restaurant in Fahan before popping up to Malin Head and then going fishing off Culdaff.Tubs enjoyed his trip to BuncranaSinéad brought 8 week old Rorschach to see RyanTwins Amy and Leah running late for Gaelscoil this morning so they could see RyanLarge crowds – and a baby! – came out for the showTubs dubbed the town Funcrana – The crowds came out to greet us in Buncrana! Schools, dance acts, choirs, junk couture, Mickey and Minnie, Peppa Pig and Star Wars obsessed kids!Tubs told Donegal Daily he’d be back for a private visit – and to catch more fish!Tubs marine adventureRyan chats to a local girl who broke her leg – on a trampoline! “My older cousin jumped on me,” she saidSinger John D Ruddy meets Ryan. John performed for Star Wars cast and crew two weeks agoRyan in Malin Head with AliPICTURE SPECIAL AS RYAN TUBRIDY BROADCASTS FROM BUNCRANA was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:picture specialRTE Radio OneRyan TubridyWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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Chelsea and Man United warned they ‘risk punishment from FIFA’ over Lewandowski

first_img Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich Bayern Munich insist there is no chance Robert Lewandowski will leave the club this summer.Lewandowski’s agent, Maik Barthel, recently revealed the striker was unhappy with boss Carlo Anceloti and teammates after failing to finish as the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer last season.Maik Barthel told Kicker: “Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach gave no call to help him in the last game to win the top-scorer title.“He was as disappointed as I have ever seen him before.”Those comments fuelled speculation that Lewandowski will look to leave this summer, and Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with moves for the 28-year-old.Bayern, though, have told the Premier League pair to forget about trying to lure their star forward away.Lewandowski, who has scored 110 goals in three seasons for the German champions, only signed a new four-year contract in December 2016.And a Bayern statement read: “FCB are not wasting any thoughts about a transfer by Lewandowski. There are no talks with other clubs and there won’t be any.“If other clubs negotiate with players, who have long term contracts, they risk punishment from FIFA.“His advisor too has assured us that no transfer talks are being conducted.” 1last_img read more

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