first_imgA fundraising auction is to take place in Mary Alice’s Tea Room in Church Hill on Sunday with the aim of raising vital funds for a children’s playgroundThere will be a host of items on display, from Daniel O’Donnell tickets to signed local sporting items, in what is sure to be an entertaining afternoon.So, if you’re looking for a nice relaxing Sunday with a bit of cheer then the auction will start at 3pm on April 7, with viewing starting from 12pm. For more information contact Bernie on 0858510473 Church Hill community to hold auction to raise funds for local playground was last modified: April 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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first_img16 April 2013 South African entrepreneur and chief executive officer of healthcare firm Africa Health Placements, Saul Kornik, has been named a 2013 World Fellow by America’s Yale University. The World Fellows programme was instituted by the university in its tercentenary year in 2001 as an international leadership training initiative for exceptional professionals. “Building deliberately upon the university’s tradition, the World Fellows Programme provides training to emerging leaders from around the world that reflects a rigourous standard of excellence, a commitment to enquiry and an ongoing pursuit of innovation,” www.yale.edu says. Kornik is one of 16 fellows selected from over 2 500 applicants to take part in the intensive four-month academic enrichment and leadership training course taking place from August to December. The tally of World Fellows, including the 2013 class, is 238 people from 81 countries. “The 2013 class joins the extraordinary global network of World Fellows that Yale has been cultivating for more than a decade,” Yale president, Richard Levin, said in a statement when the fellows were announced at the beginning of April. “From the start, our aim has been to encourage leaders to continue learning about important global issues throughout their lives and careers, and to develop a deeper understanding of the perspectives of others.” Kornik co-founded Africa Health Placements (AHP), a firm that provides healthcare to vulnerable communities in South Africa and other countries on the continent. AHP has placed over 2 500 health workers since its inception in 2005 and provides human resources support to the South African government and healthcare sector which reaches over 10-million people every year. “The Yale World Fellows Programme consistently attracts outstanding talent,” said the programme’s director, Michael Cappello. “The 16 individuals selected this year are each poised to become even more effective change-makers in their societies and around the world.” Kornik joins a group of eight other World Fellows from South Africa. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A relatively light amount of snow slightly altered the Wednesday plans for the 2017 Farm Bureau County Presidents’ Trip to Washington D.C. after the federal government had been put on a 3-hour-delay due to the wintry wonderland. The changes went undetected as the day brought a wealth of knowledge from agriculture-related professionals, including senior leadership of the American Farm Bureau, along with international officials and much more.Breakfast with Sen. Sherrod Brown brought forth comments from the Ohio Democrat about what he sees on the horizon for agriculture, specifically the 2018 Farm Bill.Listen to Sen. Brown speak on a question from the Ohio Ag Net about agricultural priorities going forward.170314_SenSherrodBrown_WEBDuring a Q&A session with the senator, Jim Rowe of Tuscarawas County vocalized the thoughts of farmers in his area on immigration reform. He said his community has seen Hispanic workers become a valued part of their lives and farms, in turn echoing the need for immigration reform, giving a heartfelt and unfiltered expression that seemed to reflect the sentiment of many in attendance.Hear Rowe’s question to Sen. Brown here in this raw audioJim Rowe of Tuscarawas County Q to Brown WEBOFBF President Frank Burkett with AFBF President Zippy DuvallAnother recurring theme on the trip has been opioid abuse and what Sen. Brown and more are hoping to do for the Midwest rural areas affected most by the addiction.The senator was followed by an impromptu visit by American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, who, among other topics, covered the top priorities for AFBF in Washington, his interactions with Donald Trump, and even a heartfelt story that harkened the spirit of the American farmer and priorities that lie within.His genuine appeal to the common man was clear in the room, receiving a standing ovation following his talk.Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett was responsible for the last minute gain of Duvall as a speaker Tuesday morning.Burkett expounds on bringing in the AFBF president and the trip in general.Frank Burkett on day two of OFBDC 2017Due to the snow delay in place, a planned trip to various embassies was out of the question. Instead, a representative from the Mexican embassy, Francisco Sandoval, spoke to Ohioans on trade between the two countries, highlighting the value NAFTA has brought since its inception in 1993.“For Mexico, NAFTA was a big deal,” he said, focusing on the change in living the country has experienced in the 24 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put in place.“NAFTA has nearly tripled since its beginning in 1993,” Sandoval said. “Each minute, $1,000,000 worth is traded between the United States and Mexico.”Members spent time talking amongst their own groups on what they would present to legislators on Wednesday.He also noted that Mexico is Ohio’s second largest exporter at 13% of all exports. Canada takes the top spot. Sandoval reiterated the value of positive relations between the two countries with Mexican companies operating 246 business establishments in Ohio.Wednesday has a hefty time set aside for legislative meetings with elected officials from Ohio. Time was allowed on Tuesday for congressional meeting planning amongst Farm Bureau members ahead of those important get-togethers.“We’ve got a lot of things to talk about farm-wise, a lot of things community-wise and socially – so it’s a good day to be in Washington D.C.,” said Clinton County Farm Bureau’s Beth Ellis of Cherrybend Farms.Tune in as Ellis speaks more on the trip overall and what her group hopes to communicate on Wednesday.Beth Ellis Clinton Co FB WEBOhio Farm Bureau ate lunch with members of the Iowa Farm Bureau, in town for a similar event. The Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes heard from a D.C. ‘political insider’ that covered a wide range of topics, including the key issues at the moment — Obamacare, tax reform, Supreme Court appointments, and the Farm Bill.“The Farm Bill hasn’t been done on time since 1990,” he said. Though he hoped for a change this year, he expects quite a bit of negotiations ahead, especially in the area of SNAP benefits and safety net programs. He also brought up the point of USDA needing to harness control of the U.S. Forest Service, which takes up a near 35% of department funding while having considerably little oversight by its parent agency.The talk was followed by visits to various commodity groups covering corn, beef, pork, milk, and more.This reporter sat in on the meeting with the National Corn Growers Association, which pushed for the need to advocate for crop insurance, especially with Ohio representatives. He also spoke on the newest round of funding, in which farm groups are pushing for increased dollars to USDA’s budget — a lofty goal.County presidents and other attendees will be headed back to Ohio Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

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first_imgTags:#Google#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Yesterday, Google announced that it was expanding its real estate listings on Google Maps. In an interview with The Age, Andrew Foster, a Google product manager, explained that Google was rededicating itself to this market because it found that a growing number of people are using the Internet to search for a new home. Currently, according to data from Hitwise, Google Maps is only a very small player in the online real estate market and it only sends about 2% of its traffic to real estate web sites. The current market leaders are Realtor.com, Zillow, and Yahoo Real Estate.It is important to note that Google had been offering this capability on Google Maps for a long time already, and it still didn’t leave a dent in Realtor.com’s or Zillow’s traffic, so we really have to wait and see if Google puts some marketing muscle behind this improved service, or if it will continue to linger in relative obscurity. It Works, But The Competition is BetterWhen you are looking for a house, location is a key factor, and just like Zillow, Google Maps puts a house’s location at the front and center of its presentation. Looking at houses on Google Maps, however, also quickly makes it clear that Google is only aggregating data from listing web sites and getting its data from brokers who update their listing on Google Base. This means that listings on Google Maps are not necessarily as up to date or as comprehensive as those you could find on similar services. It is also quite obvious that real estate listings aren’t the focus of Google Maps. Google’s competition generally offers far more options when searching for a house (type of house, lot size, year built, etc.), and does a better job at displaying other important information about a house and the neighborhood (quality of local schools, for example).While it is good to see that Google is re-dedicating itself to the real estate market, this is hopefully only the beginning of the company’s efforts, because in its current state, these listings on Google Maps are a nice addition to a great product, but don’t hold up as a real estate offering in its own right. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:46 — 26.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Brian Tracy, knows the difference between true balance, and false balance. This hot subject is really a question of values. What do you really value? What is at the top of your priority list? Finding true balance begins with examining how your values are ranked. Brian advises being very clear about your values and organizing your life around them, without compromise. Are you in a state of false balance? False balance, according to Brian, is doing everything possible to conform to what you think you are supposed to be doing, with no happiness. Sit back and listen in to Brian’s advice about goal setting and creating a vision to prioritize your life and optimize your achievement. Most people do not take the time to even consider their values. But smart people and smart companies think it through and adjust as necessary. Get smart today and get In the Arena.It is what people do under pressure that really reveals who they really are ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetGo beyond “sweetheart” valuesThe way you prioritize your values determines everything in your life. Common “sweetheart” values that easily come to mind include love, family, integrity, etc. But, think about how you actually live. Brian Tracy shows you how to discover what you really believe. How did you react the last time you were under pressure? It might reveal what you really think about yourself. Listen in to begin figuring out your basic values. Is it health? Or maybe career success? Or freedom? Can you rank your values, when push comes to shove? Two people might have the same top three values, but how they are ranked will create totally different reactions and totally different people. Do you like what your values say about your life? Are you able to keep your top values on top, even under pressure? Listen in as Brian helps you break free and shift your values. Do you feel like a winner?A huge piece of finding balance is keeping your beliefs in check. Most people do not have any belief in themselves or their worth. Do you look in the mirror and like what you see? So many people have trouble accepting themselves because of early childhood experiences. Brian Tracy speaks to the destructive criticism that destroys any attempts at creating balance. Are you walking wounded? Have you received enough criticism to cripple you? If you do not feel like a winner, you are not going to act like a winner. If you do not think you deserve good things, you will not pursue good things. Or maybe you are already successful, but are doubting yourself, just waiting for it to be taken away. Do you have a nagging feeling that you do not deserve your own success? Brian is here to change your beliefs and the message you are sending yourself. It is time to drive home positive self-talk. It is time to like yourself. You can tell what a person believes by looking at what they do ~ Brian Tracy Click To TweetOvercoming criticism How is your mental fitness? Brian Tracy’s own transformation from a false balance, no self esteem, and small goals will inspire and challenge you. When you set and achieve a goal, it makes you feel like a winner. Results, success, and positive feedback start to shift your perception. Goals are reached after adversity is overcome. One big piece of adversity is yourself. Do you think you are undeserving of success? Are you hung up on the approval of others? Whatever your obstacles, you can overcome them. Brian shares a hurdle in his own marriage of how criticism can poison and damage. Overcome the criticism and negative talk, whether from others or from yourself, to realign yourself and find true balance. Enlarge your vision of successYou might be worried about simply surviving. Or you might be consumed with ensuring your own security, either emotionally or financially. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of thinking determines what goals you are capable of setting. Today, Brian Tracy wants to enlarge your vision of success. Many people have trouble setting goals, which ultimately causes difficulty in achieving balance. Speaking to entrepreneurs, Brian knows that, “Once you have tasted Paris, you cannot go back to the farm.” It is the same when you aim high, you will enlarge your vision of success. Dream small, and you’ll achieve small. Get in the arena today and dream big to achieve big. Destructive criticism is the great cancer, the great destroyer, the great plague ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Who is Brian Tracy and what is he all about? Starting the conversation with Brian Tracy. What is true balance? And what is false balance? Ranking your values. Breaking free and shifting values. Addressing self esteem and liking yourself. What caused Brian to change and begin liking himself. Overcoming the obstacles of negative emotions. A story about criticism from Brian’s own marriage. Enlarging your vision of success. “Once you’ve been to Paris, you can never go back to the farm.” Brian’s writing resume and goals for future books. A few words about Brian’s new book, “Find Your Balance Point.”Resources & Links mentioned in this episode1626565724 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeRealize your own mental fitness today, with Brian TracyClick To TweetThe natural state of the human being is to think negatively ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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first_imgReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari: This squad marvellousby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists he has nothing to do with transfer planning.Solari says he’s happy with his squad.Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey second leg against Leganés – they lead 3-0 from the first game at the Santiago Bernabéu – Solari said: “I always say it is not my position to explain the policy of signings. The squad we have is marvellous, with a lot of young players, a lot of experienced players and they are all 100 per cent committed.”Asked to assess his forward players, he added: “They are all different players, not necessarily specialist ‘number nines’. The specialist we have is Karim Benzema and he is injured.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_img Mr. Gordon will succeed Mr. Ahmad Zia Mian. His appointment follows an extensive search conducted over several months. Mr. Albert C. Gordon is to assume duties as Director General of the OUR. Mr. Albert C. Gordon is to assume duties as Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR, on Friday, November 01, 2013.His appointment follows an extensive search conducted over several months, with the post being advertised both locally and internationally. Thereafter, interviews were conducted and a nomination made by a five-member selection panel, chaired by Dr. the Hon. Carlton Davis. The panel was established by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, and on whose subsequent recommendation to the Governor-General, Mr. Gordon has been appointed.Mr. Gordon, who has been serving as President of the National Water Commission (NWC) since 2011, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the University of the West Indies. He has also undergone specialized training in areas of Energy Planning and Policy, Photovoltaics, Power Generation Systems, Development Planning and Water Utility Tariff Setting, among others, at a number of institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University in the United States of America. He previously served as Vice-President for Project Administration (2009- 2010) and for Corporate and Strategic Planning (1998-2004) at the NWC, and has undertaken a number of private consultancies in the electricity and water sectors, including for the OUR, over the period 2004-2008. He has also worked in various capacities at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) from 1987 to 1998.Mr. Gordon will succeed Mr. Ahmad Zia Mian, who served as Director General of the OUR from 2009 to 2013, and Mr. Maurice Charvis, Deputy Director General, who has been serving as Director General in the interim. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Credit: Courtesy of NikeOn Saturday against Penn State, Ohio State will take the field at Ohio Stadium sporting a look different than its familiar scarlet and gray uniforms: black jerseys. Rumors about the possibility of the Buckeyes donning the alternate kits have been swirling for years, but on Oct. 3, Nike officially released an image of the exact style. The black jersey features big scarlet digits outlined in gray. On the sleeves, there is a scarlet stripe of medium thickness sandwiched between two smaller white stripes, which are then outlined by thinner gray stripes. For the pants, a similar looking stripe runs vertically down the side. The helmets — which junior running back Ezekiel Elliott called “beautiful” after OSU’s win over Maryland — are matte black, with black facemasks. Down the center of the dome piece runs the same style stripe from the pants and sleeves. “They’re gonna look sick,” junior defensive end Joey Bosa said. The idea for OSU to deviate from its usual scarlet tops and gray bottoms to the all-blacks came not from the athletic department or anyone in Columbus, but rather from Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. About two years ago, according to OSU athletic director Gene Smith, Nike pitched the possibility of veering away from the traditional threads for a game.The idea, however, was not as well received at first — at least for OSU coach Urban Meyer. “No way, no chance,” he said of when he initially heard of the concept.But then he saw them.“I looked and said ‘whoa,’ and it looked pretty sharp,” he said.  Meyer said after his approval Smith and others affiliated with the team — such as two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin — poured over the design. But what they reviewed is not what fans will see on Saturday. Smith said they did not approve the exact prototype Nike proposed. He, along with other program confidants, made revisions to be more in line with OSU’s history and tradition.Stripes on the side of the pants, along with adding more of scarlet hue to the numbers, were two of the main updates that they orchestrated, Smith said.This process — Nike proposing an idea, then OSU offering its modifications after consulting with select players, former players and certain administrators before settling on a final product — happens every time the Swoosh suggests alternates, Smith said. Nike and OSU have been collaborating on alternate uniforms since 2009, when the Buckeyes debuted their version of the Pro Combat uniform series against Michigan. Since then, the Buckeyes have worn a handful of other Nike-designed alternates, including Pro Combat installments in 2010 and 2011, as well similar variations of the chrome uniforms worn in the 2013 Orange Bowl and against Penn State last season. When they go about formulating different jersey concepts, Smith said there is always a balance between respecting the tradition of OSU’s football team, but also trying to recognize a shift in demographic and move the program forward. “So there is that balance of respect, our history and tradition, but also moving ourselves further into the 21st century, which kind of the landscape defines that for you,” he said. “And the uniforms are part of that.” Despite the desire to move further into the 21st century, OSU does not intend to ever turn into a school like Oregon, which seemingly has different uniforms each week, Smith said. Rather, each year the school will try to pick one game to suit up in nontraditional garb. The athletic director added that next year’s jerseys are already being designed. As for what those will those look like, Smith said, “Give me a break. I’m just trying to get through the day. Obviously, I can’t share that.” OSU is set to take on Penn State — wearing the black jerseys — on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. read more

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Ohio State outlasted Indiana for a 52-49 victory on Saturday, in a contest that felt more like a basketball game. Here’s what we learned about the Buckeyes as they struggled to put away one of the worst teams in the Big Ten. An offensive defense I started following college football in the autumn of 1998. As a native of Toledo, Ohio, my early years as a college football fan centered around the Scarlet and Gray. Granted, as I matured in age, my knowledge of the game matured too. But even as an 8-year-old, I think I had a decent understanding of what it took to field a good defense. Get pressure on the quarterback, stay with your assignments, don’t miss tackles or let the other team score. You know, everything the OSU defense failed to against Indiana, and by and large this season. I’m not sure if I have ever seen a Buckeye defense play this poorly. Statistically speaking, I certainly haven’t – The last time OSU gave up 49 points was in 1994, when they were shellacked by Penn State, 63-14. Over the past decade, OSU has arguably consistently fielded one of the nation’s best defensive units. This year, though, the Buckeye defense is remarkably consistent in one area – they constantly give up big plays. This theme was evident once again on Saturday, as Indiana scored on a 59-yard run and a 76-yard pass. 12-0 is still possible, but less probable OSU’s offense was once again prolific enough to bail out the porous defense, and the Buckeyes remain undefeated with five games left to play. An undefeated season is still possible, but after watching the Buckeyes on Saturday I can’t say it’s probable. For one, the injury bug that infested OSU’s locker room early this season isn’t going away anytime soon. Senior linebacker Etienne Sabino broke a bone in his leg last week, and will be out for roughly a month. The Buckeyes are so thin at linebacker that they turned to Zach Boren for meaningful minutes. Yes, the same Zach Boren that has played fullback for the last four seasons. Moving Boren to linebacker wasn’t 100 percent puzzling. The senior captain played linebacker in high school, and actually led the Buckeyes with eight tackles Saturday night. But the move indicates that the coaches either felt Boren’s talents were wasted in an offense that seldom uses a fullback, or they have absolutely no confidence in some of the younger guys to step up. Even if it’s a combination of the two, it doesn’t bode well moving forward. As I wrote two weekends ago, with all due respect to the likes of Illinois and Purdue, there are only two teams left on OSU’s schedule that can match the Buckeyes with talent – Wisconsin and Michigan. Both seem to be playing their best football right now, and could peak offensively when they meet the Buckeyes’ defense in November. Confidence in Kenny When sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller runs the ball, it’s hard not to hold your breath. There’s simply no telling what will happen next. But somewhere in between the dazzling jukes, stunning stutter-steps and incredible touchdown runs, Miller reminds us that there is a downside to playing quarterback in this offense. The hits. The sophomore has been taking an awful lot of them this season, and after some of them, it’s hard to get back up. Such was the case early in the third quarter, when Miller temporarily left the game after taking a shot on the sideline. Backup junior quarterback Kenny Guiton entered in his place, and the Buckeyes’ offense didn’t miss a beat. On the third play with Guiton at quarterback, he started right as if to run an option play, and then calmly flicked a shovel pass to a cutting Carlos Hyde. The junior running back scampered 14 yards for a score, extending the Buckeyes’ lead to 14. He’s probably not going to produce many highlight-worthy plays, but the coaching staff seems to feel comfortable in Guiton’s ability to run this offense. It’s nice to know that the Buckeyes can live with Guiton playing in Miller’s absence, at least for a play or two. Give an extra helmet sticker to… Carlos Hyde, who continues to separate himself as the Buckeye’s feature back. For the second consecutive week, the junior running back had a career day. Hyde ran for a personal best 156 yards, and also caught his first ever touchdown reception on Guiton’s shovel pass. During his time at Florida, coach Urban Meyer generally used quick, speedy running backs in his high-powered spread offense. But it makes sense that the powerful Hyde is having success in Meyer’s system. Those Florida teams employed an element of power in their backfields; it just came in the form of former quarterback Tim Tebow. Now the roles are reversed. Miller provides the speedy, east and west running, while Hyde bullies his way through the middle. The combination is certainly paying dividends. OSU gashed Indiana for 353 yards rushing, and currently ranks eighth in the nation in rushing yards per game. read more

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first_imgManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed that teammate Romelu Lukaku tried to convince him to play for BelgiumThe 22-year-old’s parents are Brazilian, yet he was actually born in Belgium.Due to this, Pereira is eligible to play for either Belgium or Brazil at international level.Despite Lukaku’s best attempts though, Pereira chose to play for the Selecao and has been rewarded with a maiden call up to the squad that will face the USA and El Salvador during the international break.“He tried to convince me,” said Pereira, according to MEN.“He spoke to me: ‘You have to play for Belgium’.“He came to talk to me, he’s always talking to me.“I told him ‘it’s difficult, Lukaku, can’t do it, it’s not the same. Playing for Belgium is something else.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Playing for the Brazilian national team… It’s Brazil, I feel at home’. Then Lukaku said: ‘If that’s the way it is, you have to follow your heart’.“And then he respected my decision.”Pereira was in Belgium itself while the national side knocked Brazil out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals.“It was complicated. I was in Belgium watching and it was difficult to see Brazil lose. Everybody messing with me. Wow, it was… I was very angry,” he said.“I have a friend from Belgium and I was watching it with him.“I couldn’t do it, I left the room, I got very mad.“And they all had a laugh, my father’s friends saying ‘wow, look at Brazil there, you have to choose Belgium, you have to choose Belgium’.“I said, ‘I can’t do it, I can’t do it’.”last_img read more

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