Fears sex education could be taught in Donegal creches under new proposals

first_imgConcerns have been raised that children as young as four could be taught sex education in Donegal under new proposals.It is claimed by worried parents that the new programme could include a learning curve of knowledge about pornography, the Tirconaill Tribune reports.Earlier in the summer, a draft review of sex education in schools saw 20 focus groups with teachers take place around the country. A further 1,333 teachers submitted their views online, along with 512 young people and 4,038 parents.Principals were also interviewed and the views of 70 contributors were also collected as part of the draft review, which is now open for submissions from the public until October 25th.Carried out by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the draft review forms the first major overhaul in 20 years of how sex education is taught in schools.A specific focus was placed on developments in contraception, LGBTQ+ relationships, consent, positive sexual expression, and social media and its effects on self-esteem. Meetings have already taken place nationally and in Letterkenny as a review is ongoing into the parental preferences for the new programme.Cllr. Michael McBride is Chairperson of the Kilmacrennan NS Board of Management and Manager of An Chraoibin in Termon.He has expressed his own personal fears that children at creches may be included under the new regulations and he has called for a full disclosure of plans by the Dept. of Education.Cllr. McBride said that any such survey being conducted online should be rejected and he claims there was no official oversight to prevent individuals from making multiple entries.The Letterkenny Councillor added as far as he is concerned there is a good reason to believe there is an agenda being put forward to allow children attending creches to be part of this new programme and this is totally unacceptable. A spokeswoman for Parents Right said: “We believe that these texts are wholly incompatible with the stated aim of ensuring the new curriculum is age-appropriate for all students, much less appropriate for children who have special educational needs.”Fears sex education could be taught in Donegal creches under new proposals  was last modified: October 17th, 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)Tags:donegaleducationsex educationlast_img read more

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South African street art wired for success

first_imgJanine ErasmusWire art is as unique a South African cultural icon as is boerewors, kwaito and Nelson Mandela. Across the country street vendors sell anything from Christmas decorations and wine racks to fruit bowls and representations of popular characters from animated films. These creations are works of art in their own right, delicately formed, colourfully decorated with beads and pieces of tin can, and lovingly finished off – plainly the work of talented hands.This art form has been given a boost by the Streetwires wire art project. With a small team of two artists and two marketing coordinators, the three founders – Winston Rangwani, Patrick Schofield and Anton Ressel – set out in 2000 to establish a formal business structure to support wire artists in Cape Town, and to tackle the ever-present problem of unemployment in South Africa by building on traditional skills that were already in place. Today Streetwires provides a creative outlet for more than 100 men and women, all of whom were previously unemployed. The project supplies skills training, raw materials and support, and encourages individual expression and an attitude of responsibility in taking control of the future.The Streetwires catalogue is bursting with beautiful and imaginative items. The Nguni range, featuring the beloved Nguni cattle farmed for hundreds of years by the Xhosa people, has been thoroughly researched and each piece is accurately crafted in terms of patterning and form. There are other Southern African wild animals and birds – the guinea fowl, the lion, the zebra and giraffe. Christmas baubles and stars are always popular, and the demand for the range of battery-operated radios outstrips the supply.In January 2006 Streetwires opened a workshop in the Ngwenya Glass Village, a craft centre in Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg. Under the guidance of Joseph Ketche, who was transferred from Cape Town to head up the Joburg operation, the new Streetwires initiative is gaining ground and enjoying extensive support from the locals.“Ninety-nine percent of our items are sold to the local market,” says Ketche, “whereas about 75% of the Cape Town sales are destined for overseas. It’s a completely different environment, because we’ve found that while tourists like to buy game animals and larger goods, people in Joburg prefer smaller items such as keyrings, magnets, fashion accessories such as earrings and brooches, and so on. We’ve had to adjust our output accordingly.”It was tough having to start from the ground up, he explains, but so far 30 people have been trained in Joburg. Some have been retained by Streetwires and others have gone on to establish their own businesses. “We found that people who were not accustomed to working with their hands struggled to master the techniques. Some of them became disheartened and dropped out, but others persevered, and in fact it was often the case that we would come across a person who had a lot of talent but was just waiting for an outlet for that creativity.”Before embarking on the Muldersdrift expansion, Streetwires undertook a successful pilot project in Clanwilliam, a town located in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape province. The Clanwilliam Rural Wire Art Centre was established with a view to community development, but it also turned out to be a trial run for the setting up of the operation in Joburg.Says Ketche, “We left the people in the Clanwilliam community with all the equipment and skills needed to carry on with a wire-work enterprise – we taught them how to hold the pliers, how to select the gauge of the wire and the size of the bead, how to market themselves.”This is a vital component of the Streetwires project – skills development and transfer creates a ripple effect that is felt throughout the community, and the result is upliftment and empowerment. The establishment of the facility in Clanwilliam was supported by the Department of Arts and Culture and there are plans to open other such centres around South Africa, particularly in areas that are in need of social development. Streetwires is currently establishing a dedicated training and development division which will focus intensively on outreach projects, skills training and artist development.Streetwires as a community development project is indeed an inspiration. The issue of unemployment, which so easily leads to poverty and crime, is one that Streetwires has tackled by helping previously unemployed South Africans to earn a livelihood in a meaningful, sustainable way. The company has not only enabled its artists to sell their products overseas but has also expanded its product availability into local retail stores around the country, in addition to the success of the Clanwilliam initiative and the opening of the Joburg branch. A large proportion of Streetwires’ work is made on commission and because items can easily carry branding, they work well as corporate gifts.Street wire art, highly sought after by tourists and locals alike, shows in the most vibrant and vivid way that South Africans are creative and innovative with even the most simple materials at their fingertips, and in the most humble of surroundings, originating as it did in rural areas. Because the pieces are made by hand each one is unique, and now the products of this thriving art form are found in homes, galleries and even in the foyers and offices of corporate buildings all around the world.Useful linksStreetwiresB&B Craft MarketsCraft Council South AfricaEskom Due South Craft RouteCape Craft and Design Institutelast_img read more

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Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’

first_imgThe U.S. will have Venus Williams take on Arantxa Rus and CoCo Vandeweghe will face Richel Hogerkamp on Saturday as it opens its Fed Cup title defense. Sunday’s scheduled singles matches have Venus Williams facing Hogerkamp and Vandeweghe taking on Rus.But this weekend’s headline is the return of Serena Williams, who participated in a Dec. 30 exhibition match but otherwise hasn’t played since that 2017 Australian Open.Williams said Friday she’s unsure about how she will manage her schedule and whether she will play all three remaining Grand Slam events this year. Williams’ 23 Grand Slam singles titles put her one behind the record held by Margaret Court.“I have long-term goals obviously, but right now my main goal is just to stay in the moment,” Williams said. “It goes unsaid (that) 25 is obviously something that I would love, but I’d hate to limit myself.”Williams’ daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born Sept. 1. Williams who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said motherhood is “an amazing journey.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It’s probably been the most fun of my life,” she said. “It’s a totally new experience. I love motherhood, and I look forward to just being the best mom I can be.”Williams said she has benefited from having her sister alongside her as she attempts this comeback.“She’s been really, really positive,” Williams said. “There (are) moments that have just been hard, just getting back out there and doing it every day. You have to get used to that and get in the rhythm of that. I’ve been able to really rely on her for that.”Venus Williams has been impressed with her younger sister’s parenting skills.“I think she’s the best mother I ever saw,” Venus Williams said. “She’s amazing. She does everything herself.”Venus Williams was asked how motherhood had changed her sister.“She might go out a little less,” Venus said before breaking into a grin. “But she’s definitely remained just very youthful and childlike at heart. I think sometimes motherhood changes people in a way that they become less young and more serious, but that hasn’t affected her.”Serena Williams acknowledged there have been “a lot of ups and downs” in her comeback as she mentioned “fighting against all odds to be out there and to be competing again.”She mentioned there are “moments that have just been hard, getting back out there doing it every day.” Williams had told Vogue magazine that she developed several small blood clots in her lungs after her daughter was born.Williams had opted against trying to defend her Australian Open title this year. “I think she’s smart to take her time and not to play Australia,” ESPN analyst and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert said last week. “Playing Fed Cup and easing her way back with exhibitions. Maybe she wants to peak for Wimbledon, that would be her best chance at a Grand Slam.”Williams said the Fed Cup represents an ideal setting for her return. Not only does it allow her to practice alongside a few different players, it also enables her coach and teammates to offer different perspectives on her progress.“It actually is a really perfect opportunity to try to come back,” Williams said. Serena Williams of the US Jelena returns the ball to Ostapenko of Latvia during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTASHEVILLE, N.C. — Tennis fans anxiously awaiting Serena Williams’ return to competitive tennis will have to wait one more day.Williams won’t be playing in either of Saturday’s Fed Cup singles matches as she makes her comeback five months after becoming a mother. Williams teams up with Lauren Davis to face Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in Sunday’s doubles match.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “It’s definitely the start of a long process,” Williams said. “Physically, I feel good. Every day, I get better and I get stronger. That’s just something I always keep telling myself every day, I have to get better.”Williams, 36, hasn’t played an official match since winning the 2017 Australian Open. Williams later revealed she was pregnant during that tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough Williams isn’t scheduled to play any singles matches this weekend, that could change. U.S. captain Kathy Rinaldi has the right to change her Sunday lineup after Saturday’s play.“We’ll wait and see how tomorrow goes and then we’ll make our adjustments, if any,” Rinaldi said Friday. WATCH: Wade receives standing ovation in Heat return Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on US auto

first_imgOTTAWA – American imports into Canada could fall by $3.3 billion under the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the federal government has concluded, sparking fears the new pact could hurt the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation.The text of the 11-country Pacific Rim trade deal — a pact President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of last year — was released late Tuesday, but a Global Affairs Canada analysis of the deal also delves into the impact on the North American Free Trade Agreement talks, which are to resume in Mexico City next week.The Trump administration has blasted trade deficits with Canada as an underlying reason for wanting to renegotiate or tear up NAFTA. The Canadian government rejects that position, saying the statistics don’t back the U.S. deficit assertions.But the most recent analysis of the new TPP — known by the acronym CPTPP — predicts lower U.S. imports into Canada.“Under the CPTPP, Canadian exports to the United States are not expected to change significantly as the United States is not party to the CPTPP. However, there would be a decline in imports by Canada from the United States, resulting from erosion of U.S.’s NAFTA preferences in the Canadian market,” the analysis says.“Total Canadian imports from the United States are projected to fall by $3.3 billion, led by a decline in automotive products imports.”Flavio Volpe, the president, of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, says that will hurt Canada at the upcoming NAFTA round, where auto remains a major obstacle between Canada and the U.S.“The report states that U.S. imports into Canada would drop $3.3 billion, mainly in automotive. If true, that is a gap smart U.S. negotiators could then be seeking to close in NAFTA 2.0,” said Volpe.David Worts, executive director of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada, said he saw no connection between the two trade deals.Worts said the government’s analysis of the CPTPP doesn’t take into account the bilateral side letter on autos between Canada and Japan that he said recognizes U.S. safety standards in Canadian-built vehicles and has an enforceable dispute-settlement mechanism.“These are significant improvements over the original TPP,” he said.But that side letter and others with Malaysia and Australia have yet to be made public. International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has said a side letter with Japan guarantees greater access and enshrines a dispute resolution mechanism.The New Democrats criticized what they said was the late release of the text ahead of a planned signing of the deal on March 8.“The multiple side letters that have been completed, including ones relating to protection of our culture and automotive sector, will not be released until after the official signing of the deal,” said Tracey Ramsey, NDP trade critic.The government’s analysis also says, “production in the automotive sector is expected to rise very modestly, by $206 million.”The analysis concludes: “The impacts on the automotive sector are slight, with a small increase in output and exports.”Volpe dismissed those predicted gains as insignificant. He said the gain would amount to only $171 million by 2040.“Contextually, the Canadian auto sector ships about $85 billion in goods annually. This 22-year increase represents approximately 0.2 per cent on that number and when one accounts for inflationary dynamics, this represents a serious decline in real dollars.”The government analysis also concluded that the agreement would generate long-term economic gains for Canada totalling $4.2 billion, up from the $3.4 billion that was expected under the old TPP. The increase is due to improved access to member nations in the absence of U.S. competition.The analysis also said the gains would cover a broad range of sectors, including some agricultural products such as pork and beef, wood products, machinery and equipment, and transportation equipment.Canadian food producers are enthusiastic about the new TPP and the government’s predictions of increased pork and beef exports to Japan. The analysis predicted pork exports to rise by $639 million, or 36.2 per cent, and beef to increase by $378 million or 94.5 per cent.John Masswohl, the international relations director of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, predicted Canada would make gains in Japan at the expense of the U.S., which exports about $1 billion a year worth of beef to that country.“We feel pretty good about being able to take a chunk of that from them.”last_img read more

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Canada Post strike reveals the shifting nature of the postal service

first_imgIan Bickis, The Canadian Press TORONTO — The Canada Post of today that finds itself struggling through rotating strikes is a very different organization from the postal service that last saw labour disruptions.Back in 2011, as the company faced a labour dispute that led to its first loss in 17 years, then-CEO Deepak Chopra unveiled a plan to restructure the centuries-old institution to adapt to major structural changes brought on by the internet, including both a plunge in lettermail and a rise in packages.“Starting in 2007, letter volumes started to collapse like a stone,” said Ian Lee, an associate professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, who has studied the crown corporation.“That was their bread and butter, their core business, and their most profitable. Vastly, by far their most profitable product was lettermail. They charged lots of money, and it cost very little to deliver it.”By 2011 the Canada Post Group of Companies, which includes subsidiary Purolator Holdings Ltd. and others, was handling about 10 billion pieces of mail a year for a 1.8-billion drop from 2007. Last year, total volume came in at 8.4 billion as the service has sustained a steady drop in its core business of transaction mail made of up letters, bills, statements, invoices and other paperwork that’s now gone digital.In response, the company switched emphasis to its parcel service, which for years had stood at a fairly stable level. But the transition hasn’t been easy, said Lee, since unlike lettermail, parcel services have stiff competition from major international players like UPS and Fedex.“People say, ok well great, you lost one product line, you get another product line. It’s not that simple…this is a very competitive space, there is no monopoly.”Still, a rapid rise in overall parcels being sent out to consumers has helped Canada Post record significant gains in the space.Last year, parcel revenue came in at $2.1 billion, or about 33 per cent of Canada Post revenue, up from about $1.3 billion or 21 per cent of revenue in 2011.Parcel volume has climbed from about 143 million packages in 2011 to 242 million last year for an almost 70 per cent increase, as the service has also looked to increase convenience of the service with delivery lockers, self-service drop-offs, and same day delivery in Toronto and Montreal.In a 2016 annual report, Canada Post said it delivered nearly two thirds of online orders by Canadians.Lee said the service has been competitive, offering somewhat cheaper rates than private operators, but it’s been saddled with labour costs, a large pension obligation, and a culture slow to change.“Canada Post, which for over 200 years was a protected monopoly of the state, is dying before our eyes, but the culture hasn’t caught up,” he said.Pivoting has been hampered by difficult labour relations, pension obligations, as well as the structure of the service itself, said Malcolm Bird, associate professor of political science at the University of Winnipeg.“They’ve got difficult labour relations, political interference in their operations, they’ve got to deliver mail to everywhere regardless of the cost, so there may be a few little advantages, but I suspect they would be far outweighed by their public service role.”A government discussion paper noted that labour costs are about 41 per cent higher than comparable businesses in the private sector.Canada Post has to deliver to every address in Canada, but the number of addresses are increasing while each customer is using the service less. Parcel deliveries is a way to offset some of its costly obligations, said Bird.“Canada post, in raw political terms, it provides mail and package delivery services to rural and small town Canada, and the north, places where private companies provide limited service, if at all….this universal service obligation is at the absolute core of its political mandate.”The requirements of delivery are what pushed the service into the community mailbox program and away from door-to-door delivery, a move that was expected to save about $400 million a year before the Trudeau government shelved the plan. Despite steady declines of between around four and eight per cent per year, lettermail still provides the bulk of Canada Post’s revenues. Last year transactional mail pulled in $2.9 billion to make up 45 per cent of revenue, down from $3.2 billion or 54 per cent in 2011. Advertising, or direct marketing mail, makes up the other main segment for the service at $1.1 billion in revenue last year.The strike, however, threatens its core business further, since companies have been using it to encourage more people to switch to digital, said Bird.“Every single company that still provides paper letters, paper bills to people, is trying to use these rotating strikes to make even more people go on to electronic bills and get rid of paper.”The rotating strike has also shown the waning necessity of the postal service, said Lee.“They had enormous leverage in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s because the strike would cripple, literally cripple the economy because it brought the payment system to its knees.”Today it is an inconvenience for small businesses and customers ordering online, but hardly critical, he said.“It’s a bit of an inconvenience, but it’s not the end of the world like it once was.”last_img read more

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Morgan Freeman joins The Hitmans Bodyguard sequel

first_imgLos Angeles: Morgan Freeman is set to star in Ryan Reynolds’ “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, the sequel to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. The veteran actor has joined Frank Grillo, who was last cast in the film, reported Deadline. No details are as yet available about Freeman’s character. Samuel L Jackson and Salma Hayek are set to return for the second installment. Patrick Hughes is returning to direct and Tom O’Connor has penned the script. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot The sequel follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds), who is enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. Production is expected to start this month. Freeman’s last cinematic outing was Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”, which released months after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct on production sets or on promotional tours over his career spanning more than five decades. He next stars in “Angel Has Fallen”.last_img read more

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Moroccan activist awarded French Legion dhonneur distinction

first_imgRabat  –  Moroccan activist and champion of single mothers’ rights, Aïcha Ech-Chenna, was made on Monday “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” a prestigious French distinction for 52 years of services to the cause of single mothers.The reward, that adds to numerous ones won by Ech-Chenna worldwide, is a tribute to “a brave, tenacious and bold woman” for her “constant, resolved, known and recognized” fight to “find a job to (single) women while securing that they will keep their children custody”, said French ambassador in Morocco, Charles Fries, who added that the recipient is also rewarded for her contribution to enriching relations between Morocco and France.Ech-Chenna said the distinction is another international recognition to “the daily work” of her association “feminine solidarity” and to the humane values for which it has been militating for 50 years now.It is time we joined our efforts to settle the real problems facing Moroccan women, she called before underscoring the total support of HM King Mohammed VI to the association and the care that the Sovereign grants to most vulnerable social groups. Other co-recipients of the Easter 2013 class of the French legion d’honneur include the French ambassador in Morocco, the medicine Nobel winner François Barré-Sinoussi, former French soccer star Lillian Thuram and other French and foreign figures.Ecchenna had been awarded in November 2009 in Minneapolis (USA) the USD 1 million Opus prize which is granted annually to recognize unsung heroes anywhere in the world, solving today’s most persistent social problems.She is also the laureate of the 1995 French Republic human rights prize.last_img read more

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Japan ready for Colombia with or without Rodriguez

first_imgAmid the growing uncertainty surrounding James Rodriguez’s availability for Colombia in their World Cup opener, Japan’s Yuto Nagatomo insists that they will not change their approach regardlessThe Bayern Munich loan star produced a man-of-the-match display in Colombia’s 4-1 thrashing of Japan in the 2014 World Cup at Brazil.However, his availability for the Tricolors for Tuesday’s Group H opener appears to be in doubt due to a left calf problem.Rodriguez had been absent from Bayern earlier this season with a similar calf problem and he trained separately from the national squad on Thursday and was absent altogether the next day.But for Nagatomo it changes nothing as Japan prepare for their sixth successive appearance at a World Cup.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Nothing changes. Whether (Rodriguez) plays or not, no matter who lines up for our opponents, the way we approach the game doesn’t change,” said Nagatomo, according to Japan Times.“The team and coach (Akira) Nishino have a strategy in place that doesn’t depend on whether a certain player is or isn’t in the opposing lineup.”While the Samurai Blue are prepared, either way, midfielder Genki Haraguchi admitted that they would prefer for Rodriguez to be unavailable for Colombia.“He’s their key player, so from our point of view, if he’s not playing, it makes things easier,” said the 27-year-old.The match will take place at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Luis Suarez doesnt close Barcelonas doors to Neymar

first_imgDuring an interview with Diario Sport, Luis Suarez opened up about his desire of Neymar possibly going back to FC Barcelona in the near future.Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was one of the most devastated players after Neymar’s exit from Barcelona, the Brazilian forward developed a very close relationship with both him and Leo Messi.During their time together at the Catalan club, the world got to know them as one of the best attacking-trios in football history and nobody wanted that society to end.When the news about Neymar’s decision to leave the club broke, both Messi and Suarez were stunned because they really didn’t expect it and they both have confessed that they miss their friend.Luis Suarez recently revealed more details about the time they spent time together at the Catalan club, he talked about the joy that Neymar brought to all his teammates inside the dressing room and also about how hard they took the player’s absence once he left.The striker was always one of the main people for Neymar, who addressed him as “Fatty” as a term of endearment and was always joking around him or Leo Messi.Now that the Brazilian seems to struggle at PSG, the constant noise about his return to Barcelona doesn’t stop and Neymar becomes part of a headline whenever he visits Barcelona.#PortadaSPORT 📰 | “Lo queremos todo” https://t.co/DScIBkyWln— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 1, 2019“Neymar was obviously a player who transmitted a lot of joy inside the dressing room,” said Luis during the interview.“He was one of those teammates who was always smiling and happy around everybody, as Brazilians do in general.”“We all obviously miss that from him, but when the time came we made the decision to change the chip and understood that he wasn’t going to be with us anymore and we needed to change that emptiness that he left when he moved to PSG.”“I always say that you never know what can happen in football. I know for a fact that he is having a lot of fun in Paris right now, his objectives are clear there.”“But obviously as a teammate, friend, and a football fan, I would always want to have the best players in the world by my side.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“But Neymar coming back to Barcelona is nothing more than a hypothesis at the moment, you never know what can happen.”“It would obviously excite me having him back with us because he is an incredible player who can always make a difference.”“But we also have to be aware that the decision he made was very complicated, and making the decision to come back would be just as difficult,” he concluded.After hearing what Luis Suarez had to say about his friend Neymar’s possible return, it’s clear that the Barcelona dressing room is divided on this issue because we have the ones who would like him back at the club like him.But we also have the other part of the club, the players and fans who are still very hurt by the Brazilian choosing to leave the institution and leave them out to dry.You can see these angrier individuals just by hearing what Jordi Alba had to say about Neymar’s possible return, the Catalan player chose to not believe the information and decided to reject the possibility.In his statement, the Barcelona left-back sounded hurt by the idea of Neymar coming back because he clearly thinks that the whole chapter is past the club.But the information about the player’s possible return cannot all be a coincidence from various sources, clearly someone from Neymar’s side is pushing this narrative and they want him to have the option for the future in case he decided to return.One can understand both sides of the coin, Suarez longing for his friend to come back and Alba simply not interested anymore.#EntrevistaSPORT 🔵🔴 | Luis Suárez: “¿Neymar? Es complicada la decisión que tendría que tomar” https://t.co/myunb05PJT📰 @didacpeyret 🎥 @RMoreno_94 pic.twitter.com/08S3Ii0IEF— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 1, 2019Would you like Neymar to return to Barcelona or remain at PSG? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Construction service workers Pre Apprenticeship Program

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Construction service workers is bridging the gap between public works projects, employers and disadvantage workers.There is a pre-apprenticeship program that is helping create a skilled stable workforce in construction.For more information click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Construction service workers Pre Apprenticeship Program January 25, 2019 Updated: 8:20 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 25, 2019last_img read more

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