“To those who tell me to leave to win more things, I tell them that what matters is feeling”

first_imgGiménez is not a player from Atlético’s youth academy, but due to his behavior and the young age he reached many times it seems so. The Uruguayan defender exhibits a great sense of belonging and is another one who has long since been able to pack his bags to embark on another adventure and preferred to continue wearing the red and white. In fact, one of the teams that approached was Real Madrid, but Giménez preferred to extend his link with Atlético. At 25, if it wasn’t for injuries, his career would have stood out even more. This season he has suffered a couple of problems that slowed his projection at the best time. But his value is beyond doubt at Atlético, as is his leadership. Godín left, but could not have a better heir. Giménez learned from his compatriot and inherited the same feeling of belonging. This has been made clear again in an interview he has conducted through Instagram with the Uruguayan Football Association. For him, Uruguay and Atlético are almost the same. “I always compare it to Uruguay. It is a humble team, that works, works, works, works very hard and that’s how it gets things done,” he says. Giménez also sees similarities in terms of the game. “I compare it to Uruguay because it is a team that has always been characterized for defending well, that when it has opportunities it tries to make them, and people here always go with Atlético. It is like when they always go to Uruguay, because it is the selection of three million inhabitants, the one that has more history than many countries in the world, “he says.He also referred to those other major clubs who were interested in him, but who never managed to change his mind. “A lot of people tell me if I would not like to go to a team to win things, and I tell them that life is not based only on winning things but on feeling what you do. And many times, like when we had to win the Super Cup, it is five times more than it can be to win in a team that is used to winning every year, “he reasons.He also had words for the departure of Godín, his captain both in Uruguay and Atlético. The farewell was something that moved him. “That is something that you don’t see every day or with any player. At that moment, I wondered: something had to have been done and quite a lot was done. Those things generate so much pride and joy that it is difficult to describe it, but it is more than deserved, he earned it and people recognize it, “he added.last_img read more

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Japan captain retiring after World Cup dreams dashed

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Japan were ousted after Belgium came from behind to win 3-2 in their first match in the knock-out round.READ: Belgium advances with last-minute win against Japan The team will head next to the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates early next year, and may also be looking for a new coach.Akira Nishino, who took over months before the World Cup after the controversial firing of his predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic, has been tightlipped on his future plans despite reports he could be replaced.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan NBA journeyman Howard set to join Wizards after Nets buyout Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding This July 3, 2018 picture shows Japan’s national football team captain Makoto Hasebe walking towards the media center at their team’s World Cup Russia base camp in Kazan. Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad’s heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / – / Japan OUTJapan captain Makoto Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad’s heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium.“I have decided to end the chapter of my career with the national team with this tournament,” Hasebe wrote on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The 34-year-old defensive midfielder’s departure from the Blue Samurai could mean a changing of the guard for the team, with former AC Milan striker Keisuke Honda, 32, also saying he plans to retire from the national squad.READ: Japan ‘devastated’ as it fails again to go past World Cup’s last 16 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHasebe, who won the German Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt last season, has been on the national team for more than 12 years under five coaches.This year’s World Cup is his third, after South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014, and saw his team come heartstoppingly close to the quarterfinals before crashing out against Belgium. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Please Help David Kpana and His Mother in Their Distress

first_imgA Liberian widow and her 13 year-old son are in deep distress and need urgent help.Ruth B. Kubay, of Morris Farm in Kakata, brought her son, David Kpana, to the Daily Observer office Tuesday seeking medical help for his very serious condition.  David  is suffering from an enlarged scrotum (pouch containing his  testes).  They have visited many hospitals, only to be told that the child cannot be treated in Liberia; so they should travel abroad for expert attention.Fortunately, the Daily Observer called an eminent surgeon, Liberia’s most senior one who, after reading David’s story in the newspaper last Wednesday, told us that something could definitely be done right now to help this child.David, said the surgeon, is suffering from “nethrotic syndrome,” which means swelling due to failure of the kidneys to pump water and other fluids out of the system.This surgeon has offered to give David a medical examination at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) next Tuesday.  After this he will send him upstairs to undergo certain procedures.  However, the doctor cautioned that a dialysis machine will eventually be needed.  There is at present no such machine in Liberia.The dilemma facing David and his mother is clear evidence of the inadequacy of Liberia’s health system and how deeply we are in trouble.We are faced with many problems, which lie at the heart of our basic existence as a nation and people.  Three of these problems tell us how serious our troubles are.  The first is our poor educational system, beginning with the massive illiteracy that still plagues us. We are a small population–not more than four million; yet we have failed to empower this relatively tiny population with 100% literacy. Our nursery, primary and secondary schools are also woefully inadequate.  So many of our students complete high school and still cannot write a straight sentence.  Is there any wonder, then, that they often fail the University of Liberiaentrance?  Even many of our college graduates are in the same situation.Now here we are, faced with the Ebola tragedy, with many dying often because, given our high illiteracy rate, among other things, they do not comprehend the basic safety instructions.The second problem is our health system. Let us start with sanitation. For even if the country had thousands of trained doctors and nurses, our poor sanitation, including the mountains of garbage found everywhere in greater Monrovia, Paynesville and elsewhere, would overwhelm them because cleanliness and proper sanitation are almost half the cure of the diseases that plague us. Poor hygiene and unattended garbage areprimary causes disease and illness.One of the positive developments in the health and medical sector in recent years has been the increasing output of medical doctors fromthe A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine.  It is hoped that the recently developed Post Graduate College of Medicine will be empowered to provide these young doctors with high level specialized training.Meanwhile, we trust that the College of Medicine, the UL and the government, in collaboration with the development partners, such asadvanced friendly nations, the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will assist with foreign fellowships to speed up  specialized training for our young doctors.The third basic problem Liberia faces is our failure in agriculture.Since the Daily Observer’s re-launching in June 2005, we have been pleading with government to take agriculture more seriously.  But here we are, nine years later, still unable to feed ourselves with basic commodities–vegetables, including bitter ball, pepper, lettuce and tomatoes–or even rice, our staple, and meat.  We are still importing cattle from rain-starved Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.  Yet Liberia is filled with rivers, lakes, creeks and abundant rainfall, plus vast, fertile acreage.  We have natural habitats for cattle in Grand Cess and Foya in Grand Kru and  Lofa Counties, respectively. We are also behind in tree crops.  We hardly produce any coffee, and our coco production is down.  We have no citrus plantations, nor cashew orchards, though the vast acreage in Edina, Grand Bassa and elsewhere are natural habitats for this crop, which is some countries’ chief foreign exchange earner.   We have always wasted our almond, which grows abundantly in Liberia.The main purpose of this editorial, however, is not lamentation but lifting up of this poor child, David Kpana, to the nation and the world for rescue.We pray that the surgeon seeing   him tomorrow and other JFK   colleagues can begin to do something for David, and we hope for him, eventually,   complete relief from his distress.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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Nulli Secundus wraps up 2018 expedition

first_imgYouth development organisation, Nulli Secundus, has completed its expedition for this year, which entailed taking the organisation’s skills and expertise to the hinterland people.Vice President of the organization, Tiffany Gable, informed Guyana Times on Friday of some of the work which was done with youths in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) during the past three weeks.“It’s a youth organisation that started 11 years ago and the name means ‘second to none’. What the organisation is about is youth development and youth empowerment because we believe that the future leaders should be groomed from youths. We’re involved in a lot of community outreach activities and that would be why we visited interior families this year,” she said.She noted that the villagers were equipped with a variety of resources but were unable to use them. As such, they were taught and certified in areas such asMembers of Nulli Secundus and the villagers during their visit to RupertiInformation Technology and cake decorating among others.The expedition consisted 28 of its members and commenced on August 8, ending earlier this week. For the past four years, five such trips were organised but the last one was fixed to link the hinterland communities.Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) was also supposed to be part of the mission but that segment was cancelled due to the rainy season and the deplorable condition of the roads. Nevertheless, the Vice President posited that they were still able to reach a majority of the population.“Expedition Link Up was supposed to link Regions Seven, Eight and Nine but due to inclement weather conditions which affected the roads, we were only able to link Regions Seven and Eight. In these villages, we did training mainly in cake decorating and Computer Science at the elementary stage. We were able to link resources that these communities had with the skill because a lot of them had the equipment but were unable to use them,” stated Gable.She noted that that in the process, the youths of the organisation were also exposed to the lifestyle of persons in remote communities.“Another thing about the expedition is that we are able to see Guyana from outside of the capital city and also being able to share skills and experiences with people of these communities.”While they are welcoming members from the hinterland to join the group, Gable indicated that they’re still working towards the challenging factors such as communication.“We plan on extending the branch of Nulli Secundus around Guyana and so we working on that. We will have the next expedition next year.”last_img read more

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Canadian ice firm buying Union

first_imgUnion Ice has annual revenues of about $10 million and is the second-largest ice maker in the state. It was started in 1882 and has been in Van Nuys since 1923. Union Ice recently moved its Commerce headquarters to a new plant in Vernon. Its Van Nuys facility has created snow scenes for “Click,” starring Adam Sandler, and “In Her Shoes,” with Cameron Diaz, said branch manager Pete De Grandis. Recently, it made 160 tons of snow for an episode of “ER” that depicted an urban street blanketed in the fluffy white stuff. The purchases make Glacier the top packaged ice company on the West Coast. Analysts said the latest acquisition is part of Glacier’s growth strategy. In the past decade the company has snapped up more than 60 ice makers. “Arctic Glacier buys companies because in essence the ice business tends to be very much like a utility,” said analyst Gareth Tingling of National Bank Financial. Ice can be delivered up to about 150 miles before it melts so companies need customers and plants to expand. Union Ice, which helps chill Los Angeles and creates snow scenes for Hollywood, is now part of Arctic Glacier, a Canadian conglomerate. Officials declined to disclose terms of the deal on Tuesday. The purchase follows a $190 million buyout of California Ice, six Northern California companies that formed the state’s largest ice manufacturer. Glacier recently purchased Mountain Water Ice Co. in Carson and Oceanside. “This was the logical next extension,” said Glacier president and chief executive officer Keith McMahon. He said he does not expect any significant change in the number of jobs at the Van Nuys plant. Glacier’s revenues boomed 65 percent in the fourth quarter, largely due to the purchases, according to Thomson One Analytics. Glacier is one of three major players in the industry, along with Reddy Ice in Dallas and Home City Ice in Ohio. Glacier’s annual revenues are about $225 million. Adding Union Ice to the fold will help Glacier smooth out its revenue stream, which tends to fall in winter. Its territory covers southern Canada, the northern U.S., and now, California. “In California we see higher gross margins for bagged ice than in more northernly areas,” said analyst Greg Colman of Wellington West Cm. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735 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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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Nelson, rainfall warnings continue

first_imgThis is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.A broad upper trough will continue to direct an easterly flow of moist air onto the eastern slopes of the Rockies today. Additionally, thunderstorms embedded in the flow will contribute to localized heavy rainfall. The rain will taper to showers this evening and additional rainfall amounts of 20 mm are expected.Heavy rain has also developed in the Dease Lake region. The heavy rain will taper to showers this evening and additional rainfall amounts of 15 mm are expected.The potential exists that some of the thunderstorms near Fort Nelson may become severe this afternoon. The main threats from these storms are large hail, damaging wind gusts, intense lightning, and heavy downpours.Advertisement B.C. North Peace River4:07 AM PDT Thursday 27 June 2013Rainfall warning for B.C. North Peace River continuedAdditional rainfall amounts of 10 mm expected this morning mainly over northern sections.This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.- Advertisement -Rain will continue this morning over the B.C. North Peace River district as an easterly flow of moist air continues to push across the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.Additional rainfall amounts of 10 mm can be expected this morning mainly over northern sections of the region before the rain tapers to showers this afternoon. Advertisement A broad upper trough will continue to direct an easterly flow of moist air onto the eastern slopes of the Rockies today. Additionally, thunderstorms embedded in the flow will contribute to localized heavy rainfall. The rain will taper to showers this evening and additional rainfall amounts of 20 mm are expected.Heavy rain has also developed in the Dease Lake region. The heavy rain will taper to showers this evening and additional rainfall amounts of 15 mm are expected.The potential exists that some of the thunderstorms near Fort Nelson may become severe this afternoon. The main threats from these storms are large hail, damaging wind gusts, intense lightning, and heavy downpours. Fort Nelson4:10 AM PDT Thursday 27 June 2013Severe thunderstorm watch for Fort Nelson issuedSevere thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.Advertisementcenter_img Fort Nelson4:10 AM PDT Thursday 27 June 2013Rainfall warning for Fort Nelson continuedAdditional rainfall amounts up to 20 mm are forecast along the eastern slopes of the Rockies today.Additional rainfall amounts up of 15 mm are expected in the Dease Lake region today.This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘I’m crying!’ Chelsea fans get emotional as Hazard scores Premier League goal

first_imgEden Hazard is back!The Chelsea winger has been off form for most of the season and failed to find the back of the net since in the top-flight this campaign – until now.Against Bournemouth, the Belgian picked up a Cesc Fabregas pass and fired the ball home with his right foot after 34 minutes.The strike was his first in the Premier League since May 3, when his goal gave the Blues a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace, securing the title.Chelsea fans took to Twitter to react to the shock moment and you can see some of the best reaction below… Chelsea players celebrate with Eden Hazard 1last_img read more

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Event turns site of conflict into all-inclusive festival

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“This is really neat,” she said as she left the booth staffed by members of the Boys and Girls Club with information about summer camps and activities. “I didn’t know they were in Canyon Country. I had hoped there would be more people, but I understand this is only the second year. I’d definitely recommend this to my friends.” Students handed out paper plates with dabs of paint on them for those who wanted to create a scene on a cloth Unity Banner that will travel to high school campuses. Youngsters braved the hot pavement to add their colorful messages to the chalk art “studio” at the far end of the basketball courts. “Take the word unity and you know why we’re here,” said Jim Ventress, who runs the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club. “We’re here to celebrate the diversity of our community and celebrate the unity we do have in contrast to some of the negative things we’ve heard. We’re here to celebrate the positive.” A school gymnasium was filled with unity-themed art in various mediums, from three-dimensional sculptures to pen-and-ink drawings to acrylic portraits. Subjects ranged from the serious – a pair of folded hands morphing into a dove – to the wry: primitive sketches of fast food establishments Panda Express and Taco Bell bound together by ribbons as “unity.” CANYON COUNTRY – On a campus devoid of the conflict that brought it so much attention in February, the sound of drumbeats wafted across the basketball courts where players jostled into position. The second annual Unity Day festival at Golden Valley High School – where seven students were arrested Feb. 24 for a lunchtime brawl fought along racial lines – attracted a multigenerational crowd that enjoyed fashion shows, music, art and a variety of vendors selling everything from jewelry to ethnic clothing and home decor. “It sounded like something interesting to do,” said 11-year-old Kathryn Cambra as she slurped on an orange snowcone. “I watched the fashion show, but it was more for little kids.” Some of the fashions modeled by girls recruited from area elementary schools were made by Victoria Law, who toured the campus with her husband and daughter Marjorie, who modeled some of the fashions. Several girls, members of the Healthy Kids Club sponsored by Zonta of Santa Clarita, chatted at a picnic table about a unifying topic: shopping. “The booths had neat stuff, but we didn’t have any money,” said Juleah Pascual, 13. “The performances and the fashion show were really great,” added her friend, Dulce Cruz, 13. Natalie Rios, 13, was excited about the cultural exchanges that were going on. “Unity means all different races uniting together and showing things from their different heritages,” she said. Asked if there had ever been an event like Unity Day at Castaic Middle School, where the girls are students, Rios shook her head and laughed. “No, they had something called Mexican Day where we had contests to see who could eat beans and salsa the fastest,” she said. “That was funny.” carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252160Want 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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Man caught after taking ambulance

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The incident began about 3:35 p.m. and ended when the suspect was arrested by CHP Officer Charles Simco at 4:10. Gnesi was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and evading the police. Hahn said the suspect had just been released from the hospital, where he sought treatment for leg pain. During the pursuit, which ranged from 40 mph to 90 mph, the right side of the ambulance was scratched and dented when Gnesi hit a concrete guard rail on the right shoulder of the northbound I-5, north of the Rinaldi Street exit. Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Kim Kempton said paramedics had apparently just dropped off a patient at the hospital when Gnesi spied the ambulance and took off. The paramedics reported the vehicle as stolen, and its whereabouts were tracked with its global-positioning satellite system. Assistant Fire Chief Tony Varela said a Los Angeles engine company was the first response agency to spot the stolen vehicle, which was heading north on the San Diego Freeway. VALENCIA – A man who stole an ambulance parked outside a San Fernando Valley hospital surrendered Tuesday afternoon after a pursuit that ended at a Valencia apartment complex. Suspect Yevgeni Gnesi, 20, of Lakewood – just released from Mission Community Hospital in San Fernando – took off in the Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and spoke to fire officials on the two-way radio as he headed north on the Golden State (5) Freeway. “He was using the ambulance radio, talking to the Fire Department, saying he would give (the ambulance) back to them when he saw his girlfriend,” said Officer Wendy Hahn of the California Highway Patrol. Gnesi’s girlfriend reportedly lives in the Stone Creek apartment complex in Valencia, at McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive. The suspect fled from the northbound 405 to I-5, exiting on McBean and ending up in a no-parking zone at the complex, where he was taken into custody. No one was injured. Resident Erik Lemus said he turned on the TV when he heard the sirens and the buzz of helicopters overhead. “I saw the ambulance on the TV, turning down into this parking lot section,” he said. He promptly whisked away his daughter Alyssa, 10, who sat on the patio, drawing. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want 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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BUSINESS: FANTASTIC NEW YOGA AND PILATES STUDIO OPENS IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgSamantha Harkin and Victoria Massey have opened a superb new Yoga and Pilates studio.BUSINESS: A fantastic new Yoga and Pilates studio has been opened in Letterkenny by fitness entrepreneurs Victoria Massey and Samantha Harkin.The duo officially opened the new facility this week – and have named the studio ‘Yoga Haus.’ The studio is located on the first floor of Forte Lynne House, which is opposite the new Dunnes Stores – and close to The Letterkenny Retail Park.Victoria and Samantha both have extensive knowledge and expertise in both Pilates and Yoga – and Victoria has worked with the Donegal GAA Senior Football team in recent years.Current Donegal stars Michael Murphy, Christy Toye, Neil Gallagher and Eamon McGee were all present at the official launch of ‘Yoga Haus’.Victoria Massey told Donegal Daily, “We offer wide range of yoga styles and Pilates classes, and there is something to suit everyone. “We have all our information about classes on our website www.yogahausdonegal.com.“We are open now and no classes need to be booked in advance, people can simply turn up and enjoy the benefits of yoga and Pilates, in a warm and welcoming studio!BUSINESS: FANTASTIC NEW YOGA AND PILATES STUDIO OPENS IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsPilatesSamantha HarkinStudioVictoria MasseyYogalast_img read more

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