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“João Félix would do better with Barça’s style than Atlético’s”

first_imgJoão Félix’s performance in His first season at Atlético has generated many comments and debates. João Mario, of Lokomotiv and companion of the rojiblanco striker in the Portugal team, values ​​the adaptation of the young man to the Spanish League and the difficulties encountered when leaving Benfica: the pressure and the style of play. In an interview to Eleven Sports, João Mario explains: “Atlético, seen from the outside, is very well worked, as if it were an Italian team that plays in Spain. And of course, Going from Benfica, which makes 80% of the game in organized attack, to Atlético, and even more so with the pressure of the price, it is not easy in terms of adaptation. Being in Barcelonafor example of course the pressure could be higher but the style of play could be more convenient for you. “ He also praised Cristiano Ronaldo in this recent interview: “Playing with Cristiano is very stimulating. He always makes you try to be better and you think ‘If Cristiano, who is 35 and has won everything, still wants to be better, why shouldn’t he always try to be better?“center_img It is not the first time that the Lokomotiv has evaluated João Félix’s performance and the relevance of the environment. “You can’t expect him to be the savior in an almost Italian team”, he commented in January.last_img read more

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Liberian Women Want ‘Immediate Release’ of Nigerian Girls

first_imgLiberian women under the banner of the Women NGO Secretariat have called on the Nigerian Government to take total responsibility of the girls and institute immediate action for their release.The women gathered Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Nigerian Embassy in Monrovia to read a position statement in solidarity with the many families especially Nigerian mothers, who watch daily without their girls being part of the families.“We women and mothers of Liberia see this as a complete violation of those girls and their families’ rights to a family, under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that, everyone has the right to a family.”The statement, read by Patience Payne, a student of the Paynesville Assembly God Mission (AGM) School, described the act by Boko Haram as very “barbaric” and “unacceptable and a crime against humanity,” and called on Boko Haram to return the girls to their families unharmed.The concern women also called on the Nigerian government to respect freedom of expression in this matter as women in Nigeria, Africa, and globally organize to bring prominence to this critical human rights violation.Ms. Payne further said that it was shameful act, attributed to Boko Haram, whose name mean “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language, happened within a decade dedicated to African women, and within a continent where women’s education provides the hope of gender equality.“This is the society and continent were women believe that equal participation can shape the economic, social and political destinies of our African continent.”The Liberian women believed that the action by the terrorist group reinforced the exposure to sexual violence, experienced by people living in poverty, with women and children bearing the brunt of these cruel actions.“This act by the militant Boko Haram reflects a global crisis that affects women and girls in conflict, in Liberia, we recognize the fact that the girls killed, subjected to sexual violence and other forms of human rights violations.”The groups also use the occasion to call on the Liberian Government to support mothers and families, who remain traumatized and living in pain as a result of their loss over the 15-year civil war.One of the senior staffs of the Nigerian Embassy received the position statement on half of the Ambassador, Madam Chigozie Obi Nnadozie, and promised to reach the position statement to the right’s authority.She expressed thanks and appreciation to the women of Liberia for been in solidarity with the people of Nigeria including mothers and family members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Free Pap smears for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgJanuary is designated Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and President of the Guyana Cancer Foundation (GCF), Bibi Hassan is making a special appeal to women 21 years and older to have their Pap smears done, since ‘early detection saves lives’.To create awareness the Foundation is hosting its annual “Wear It Teal Friday” event on Friday, January 19, 2018. Persons are asked to support the initiative by wearing the colour teal on that day to show support to cervical cancer survivors.Hassan, through the GCF, has been providing free Pap smears to hundreds of women in Guyana who fall into the low-income bracket. Pap smears will be offered this Saturday, January 20, at the Giftland Mall.The Pap test can detect abnormal cells that may develop into cancer if left untreated. It is recommended every three years for women aged 21-29. Women aged 30-65 years are advised to have the smear every three years or the Pap test in addition to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years.In Guyana, steps are being taken to reduce the prevalence of cervical cancer cases. The national HPV vaccination campaign was launched on October 15, 2017, in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Junior Minister of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings said the campaign formed part of the Ministry’s plan to arrest the number of cervical cancer cases. The campaign targets girls aged 9 to 16, with the end goal being 90 per cent coverage of the target population.According to global research, girls and boys have the best protection from HPV when they receive all doses of the vaccine as recommended before they are exposed to HPV.Locally, young girls in the targeted population will need to take two doses of the vaccines which will take effect in about 10 to 20 years when they are adult women. The vaccination campaign is being conducted under the purview of the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Guyana will look to vaccinate boys in the future; however, it aims to immunise the girls with hopes of protecting boys as well. The vaccines can be attained through the school programmes as well as local health centres across the regions.The HPV vaccine arrived here in 2011 and was officially launched by the then Health Ministry in 2012. It was relaunched in 2016 under the present Public Health Ministry in collaboration with Merck Sharp and Dhome (MSD).In addition, for this month, the Guyana Cancer Institute is also administering free Pap smears.The Pap smear is done seven days after a woman’s menstrual cycle and individuals desirous of having it done must abstain from sexual intercourse three days prior.The use of tampons is discouraged before the appointment.  Persons desirous of taking advantage of this offer are asked to make an appointment on telephone number 225-5701 or 225-5703.last_img read more

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Man gives mansions to needy

first_imgHONOLULU – Dorie-Ann Kahale and her five daughters moved from a homeless shelter to a mansion Thursday, courtesy of a Japanese real estate mogul who is handing over eight of his multimillion-dollar homes to low-income Native Hawaiian families. Tears spilled down Kahale’s cheeks as she accepted from Genshiro Kawamoto the key to a white, columned house with a circular driveway, a stone staircase and a deep porcelain bathtub. Her family will live there rent-free, but must pay utility bills. “What we need to do is appreciate,” Kahale said. “As fast as we got it, it could disappear.” Kawamoto, whose own eyes started welling up as Kahale cried, handed over two other homes Thursday to homeless or low-income families. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kawamoto, one of Japan’s richest men, said he plans to open eight of his 22 Kahala homes to needy Hawaiian families. They will be able to stay in the homes for up to 10 years, he said. Giving away mansions shows more dedication to helping Hawaii’s homeless than just handing out wads of cash, he said. Asked whether he was concerned about losing money on the effort, he laughed and said: “This is pocket money for me.” Kahale’s new house is worth nearly $5 million, an average price for the mansion-like dwellings on Kahala Avenue. It is one of the more modest homes in the neighborhood, many of which feature ornate iron gates, meandering driveways and sculptured gardens. Kahale became homeless two years ago when her landlord raised her rent from $800 to $1,200, putting the apartment beyond reach of her salary as customer service representative for a telecommunications company.last_img read more

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Stocks plunge on dismal banking, housing news

first_imgGovernment bond prices rose sharply Monday as investors sought safety. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 4.08percent from 4.15percent late Friday. The 10-year note hadn’t gone below the 4.1percent level since September 2005. The dollar fell against other major currencies and gold prices slipped.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The NAHB’s November housing forecast remained unchanged at its lowest-ever level even after the October figure was revised to 19 from 18. Economists polled by Thomson/IFR had expected the index would come in at 18. The survey began in 1985. “I think that a lot of folks are digesting the news from last week and they’re worried about the economy and the ability to grow earnings at the larger companies in America,” said Rob Lutts, chief investment officer at Cabot Money Management Inc. in Salem, Mass. The Dow industrials fell 218.35, or 1.66percent, to 12,958.44. Broader stock indicators also declined. The S&P 500 index fell 25.47, or 1.75percent, to 1,433.27, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 43.86, or 1.66percent, to 2,593.38. With Monday’s decline, stocks have seen losses in seven of the past eight sessions. Last week, stocks ended higher after a string of volatile sessions. Many traders are wondering whether the major indexes will test the lows for the year that came in August. NEW YORK – Wall Street resumed its slide Monday as investors absorbed a gloomy outlook for the banking sector as well as bleak news about housing. The major stock market indexes each fell more than 1.5percent, with the Dow Jones industrial average giving up more than 200 points. Concerns about the banking sector dominated the session. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s downgrade of large banks and its estimate that Citigroup Inc. would have to write down $15billion due to its exposure to risky debt over the next two quarters unnerved Wall Street. Other sectors suffered big hits during the session, including home-builders and airlines. The latest concerns about the housing sector arose after a downcast survey from the National Association of Homebuilders and a weak showing by home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. The worry on Wall Street is that the housing market is getting so weak it will crimp consumer spending, which accounts for about 70percent of economic activity and has helped keep the economy afloat. Ahead of the holiday-shopping season, any signs that Americans are pulling back could prevent a December rally. last_img read more

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NBA roundup

first_img Tim Duncan made a layup off an alley-oop pass from Manu Ginobili with 7.2 seconds left to lift the Spurs to the victory. Duncan caught it and his two-handed shot won the game. New Orleans 86, at Phoenix 115, Cleveland 106 The Suns overcame a 46-point performance by the Cavaliers’ LeBron James for their ninth victory in 11 games. Shawn Marion had 25 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Denver 100, at Milwaukee 93 Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and Nuggets’ coach George Karl won in his return to Milwaukee. It was the first game back in Milwaukee for Karl, who coached the Bucks from 1998-2003. Indiana 91, at Chicago 89 Stephen Jackson scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half and Anthony Johnson’s basket with 3.9 seconds remaining helped the short-handed Pacers in a victory over the Bulls. Miami 100, at Utah 94 Dwyane Wade followed his third career triple-double by nearly getting his fourth, finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Heat in the win over the Jazz. Washington 114, at Atlanta 106 Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his 33 points in overtime as the Wizards earned their seventh consecutive victory over the Hawks.Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler each had 23 points for Washington. !text1at Detroit 114, Charlotte 91 Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 19 points in the Pistons’ win over the Bobcats. Seven Detroit players scored in double-figures, highlighted by 16 points from Tayshaun Prince and Antonio McDyess. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! at San Antonio 80, Memphis 79 center_img at Houston 80 Chris Paul had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his third game after injuring his right thumb as the Hornets defeated the Rockets. at Dallas 110, New Jersey 77 Josh Howard scored 29 points and Keith Van Horn added 23, going 5-for-5 from 3-point range in the first half, in the Mavericks’ 11th straight win against the Nets. last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘This is why I came and hopefully I can win much more’

first_img Ibrahimovic celebrates his winner at Wembley 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic hopes the Community Shield is the start of a trophy-laden stay with Manchester United after his late winner secured a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Wembley.The striker, a free transfer signing this summer after leaving Paris Saint Germain, headed home an 83rd-minute decider after Foxes forward Jamie Vardy had cancelled out Jesse Lingard’s fine opener.It’s the first piece of silverware for a new-look United now under the leadership of Jose Mourinho, and the much-travelled Ibrahimovic is determined to ensure it is not the last.He told BT Sport: “It feels good. First official game, we play for the trophy and we win, that’s what it’s all about, winning trophies.“This is my 31st trophy, collective trophy, and I’m super happy. This is why I came and hopefully I can win much more than this.”He added of the match: “It was a difficult game, we played against a good team, the champions from last season, and you can see it’s a very strong team.“Our team is something big going on, we’re at the beginning, but we begin with a trophy, so it’s a good start.”The 34-year-old has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe during his career, including Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, but he believes United top the lot, saying he is “honoured and proud” to play for the Red Devils.He said of his first few months at Old Trafford: “I feel very good, the team is fantastic, good team-mates, good spirit, good professional players and the coach (Mourinho)…Everybody knows the coach, he wants to win and does everything to win.“And the club, outside the team, is probably the biggest club I’ve played in. The only one I can compare is Milan, and I’m very honoured and proud to be here.”last_img read more

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NEW WALKING GROUP STEPS OUT IN LOUGHSIDE

first_imgDeclan O’Carroll, LS Community Committee, Karen Guthrie Donegal Sports Partnership, LS Community Chairperson Brian Sweeney and Maria McGill Walking FacilitatorThe Loughside Community will launch their first official walking group next Thursday 7th May in the Silver Tassie Hotel.The local community group is joining forces with the Donegal Sports Partnership to roll out an 8 week “Get Loughside Walking” programme that will lead up to the annual Loughside Community 5km fun walk/run.Declan O’Carroll, LS Community Committee, Karen Guthrie Donegal Sports Partnership, LS Community Chairperson Brian Sweeney and Maria McGill Walking Facilitator The Loughside Community walking group will be launched under the Get Ireland Walking programme. Get Ireland Walking is a national initiative of the Irish Sports Council that aims to maximise the number of people participating in walking – for health, wellbeing and fitness – throughout Ireland. The Get Ireland Walking programme is coordinated in Donegal by the Donegal Sports Partnership. It aims to support the creation of vibrant walking communities throughout Ireland such as the Loughside Community.The walking group will be facilitated by local Loughsider Maria McGill. Maria will provide tips and advice to the group every Thursday when the meet for their weekly walk. She will lead the group over the 8 weeks of the programme finishing with the Loughside 5km fun walk/run on Thursday 25th June. Chairperson of the Loughside Community Brian Sweeney says “we will be able to facilitate walkers of all ages, abilities and fitness levels”. “This is a not a programme for seasoned athletes but more for people who enjoy a nice walk”. “Is there a more beautiful area to go walking in than the Loughside?” “We would be delighted to see as many Loughside residents taking part”.The official launch of the “Get Loughside Walking” group will take place in the Silver Tassie on Thursday 7th May at 7pm. There will be a short presentation (7:00pm) followed by the first walk (7:30pm) of the programme. Tea and Coffee will be served in the Silver Tassie after the walk. Anyone interested in joining the Loughside Community walking group should email loughsidecommunity@gmail.com or come along to the Silver Tassie on the night.  NEW WALKING GROUP STEPS OUT IN LOUGHSIDE was last modified: April 29th, 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:Loughs Communitywalkinglast_img read more

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REVEALED: BUSTER AND HIS CELEBRITY PALS SET TO BE WAITERS IN UNIQUE CHARITY NIGHT

first_imgDanny as Buster in Mrs Brown’s Boys….he could be serving you your Christmas DinnerHE could hardly change a lightbulb but Buster from Mrs Brown’s Boys and a host of his celebrity pals are set to be let loose – at dinner in Donegal!The unique charity event to raise money for two great Co Donegal charities is set for December.And it promises to be a Christmas Cracker! The Danny O’Carroll Charity Christmas Party is on December 5 at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.And it’s all in aid of Lurgybrack Autistic Unit and the Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.Danny confirmed to Donegal Daily today that singer Ryan Sheridan will be there – as will members of the cast from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Love/Hate and a certain singer from Westlife!“It’s going to be a great night and all for great causes,” said Danny. “We’ll be serving the tables so I’m really looking forward to that,” he laughed.“I promise – not a drop of gravy will be spilled – honestly.”For tickets and tables (€600 for a table of 10) call 07491-22700 or visit the Mount Errigal website http://www.mounterrigal.com/en/events/2014/12/REVEALED: BUSTER AND HIS CELEBRITY PALS SET TO BE WAITERS IN UNIQUE CHARITY NIGHT was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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:BusterDanny O’CarrollletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

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Fruitless battles

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The governor must have learned a hard lesson last Tuesday about battles he just couldn’t win. Just a few days after his special election failed catastrophically at the polls, he dropped his long-running legal fight with the California Nurses Association over nurse-to-patient ratios. This was the first of several unwise fights Arnold Schwarzenegger picked since he took office more than two years ago. After nurses, a clumsy move during his attempt to reform pensions raised the ire of the state’s firefighters and police officers. Then he added teachers to the ranks of vocal opponents. No doubt this phalanx of angry workers who are instantly sympathetic – teachers, nurses, firefighters and cops – cost him the special election. When Schwarzenegger returns from his trip to China, he would do well start mending bridges and moving ahead with badly needed reforms.last_img read more

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