first_imgShay Given says he has suffered enough heartbreak in football as the Republic of Ireland head into Friday’s Euro 2012 play-off first leg with Estonia.Over the last 14 years Given has been involved in three play-offs and only qualified once, beating Iran to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.The Donegal man is determined he will not be part of another defeat, as Ireland look to qualify for the European Championship for the first time since 1988. The goalkeeper told the Daily Mail: “I think I’ve had my fair share of losing. We have a real belief in the squad and this is our time.“We are at home for the second leg. That’s the first time for me. When was the last time an Irish team qualified for anything in Dublin?“It’s nearly 25 years since we were involved in the European Championship and if we could qualify in Dublin that would be very, very special.“I was in Estonia ten years ago. We won both group games 2-0. But in their history, this is their strongest team by a mile. They beat Serbia and Slovenia. “Our players and fans need to have a reality check. We must not get ahead of ourselves. We must get a good start out there. But we have a real belief in the squad that this is our time.“We can’t fear it, we must believe, be confident that this is our time. It’s a real chance for us. I think our squad is pretty good. But we’re a small country.“For the first leg, Kevin Doyle is suspended and Shane Long is injured. But we’ll have Robbie Keane, Simon Cox was man of the match last time and there’s Jonny Walters who is playing really well.“Four or five years ago if Robbie was injured there’d be a void, but we have a couple missing and still have strength. That’s a big plus. And we’ve been around together as a group for a few years now.“We’ve matured and we feel it’s been to long since Ireland were there. I think qualification would have an impact on the country as a whole. “There’s been a lot of doom and gloom with the way the economy has gone. We’d hoped the lads at the rugby World Cup would get to the final and give everyone a lift.“This is our chance to do that, to give people a feel good factor; not just in football but in life in general. If we could do that I’d feel great about it.”Two years ago the Republic of Ireland missed out on a place in South Africa to France in controversial fashion and the memory is still strong for Given.He added: “We played well that night, one of my best performances in my Irish career. It went into extra-time and we felt we had the momentum. “Then came the handball. I still feel the way I felt then. It was just so blatant, so blatant, it felt unreal, like we were about to take a free-kick. Even Henry knew.“It was like he was handling the ball to keep it from going out of play. You’ve seen players get booked for that.“But then I turned to the ref and he was pointing to the centre circle. Unbelievable!“It knocked the wind out of us. How it wasn’t spotted! It felt like an injustice. I was in disbelief. We had played so well and this was the end of 18 months’ hard graft, of being away from your family, hotels, travel and it comes down to this one incident.“It’s just really hard to get your head around it.“You could think about it as injustice, but Paris gave us belief, actually, at the beginning of this campaign and we went and drew in Italy.”THE MATCH IS LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM 7PM THIS FRIDAY.SHAY: ‘I’VE SUFFERED ENOUGH HEARTACHE…TIME FOR US TO WIN’ was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Shay Givensky sportslast_img read more

Racist guests blacklisted by Seven Stars

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #racialrantsparksdisgust, #touristblacklistedbySevenStarsresort Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales –  Thousands of islanders have commented now on the racist rant by an American couple reported upon by Magnetic Media, including the resort at which they staying.   General Manager of the Seven Stars resort, Grant Nobel explained that the couple was never abusive to their staff and that Seven Stars would not permit them to treat their resort team in any derogatory manner.Nobel added that the resort also found the tirade disgusting and one of the worst displays of racism ever heard.  While Seven Stars was made aware that the cell phone was believed stolen at the Mango Reef restaurant, the pair did not share any information with the resort on their telephone conversation and behavior at the restaurant with the resort.Staff at Mango Reef recorded the telephone exchange, which is posted at our Magnetic Media Facebook page.  Concern is largely about the unfiltered racism of the couple, but there are others who also say the workers at Mango Reef crossed the line too.There were yet others who pointed to the fact that the tourist couple broke country laws, namely issuing of a death threat and discrimination.  Mr. Nobel confirmed that by the time anyone got wind of the racial slurs hurled at the Mango Reef workers, the guests were gone; they left Provo Tuesday morning.   Grant Nobel added, “These guests left yesterday morning and have been blacklisted from ever returning to the resort.”#MagneticMediaNews#racialrantsparksdisgust#touristblacklistedbySevenStarsresortlast_img read more

John Legend Launches Cant Just Preach MiniDocumentary Series

first_imgHis song “Preach” and its pro-activism message is brought to life through five #CantJustPreach documentaries, raising awareness and funds for community leaders who are making a differencePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2019 – 11:35 am On Feb. 27, John Legend took the activism embodied in his latest song “Preach” a step further by releasing the first of his five planned “Can’t Just Preach” mini-documentaries on YouTube, highlighting the work of community leaders in conjunction with Columbia Records and WeTransfer.Legend debuted his song “Preach” at New York’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 29, 2018. The video was released online on Feb. 15, 2019 with a powerful message that faith can create an appetite to change the world for the better. The video has already been viewed by more than 10 million and raised funds for Legend’s Free America organization, which fights mass incarceration. The first episode of “Can’t Just Preach” builds on the song’s message by focusing on the work of Sybrina Fulton and her Trayvon Martin Foundation. “I speak for all the Trayvon Martins, I speak for my son, I speak for your son, I speak for America,” said Fulton. “I have to fight, I have to fight for the people that cannot fight themselves.”Subsequent episodes focus on—and raise money for—Jaclyn Corin from March For Our Lives, Desmond Meade from Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Isa Noyola of Mijente, and Efrén C. Olivares of the Texas Civil Rights Project.”John has proven himself to be such a powerful storyteller in so many different mediums and we feel a shared passion at WeTransfer to help craft and elevate these kinds of narratives,” said WeTransfer Global Head of Music Jamal Dauda. “This project felt like a golden opportunity to bring forward diverse and necessary stories of social change, and we couldn’t imagine better partners than John and his team to do so.”Legend has pledged a $100,000 donation to the #CantJustPreach campaign with $10,000 each going to the subjects of his five “call to action” YouTube mini-documentaries. “Your voice is loud enough and you’re strong enough to make a change,” said Legend. “It’s up to us to get up and take action.”Remembering The Best New Artist: John Legend’s Road To An EGOTRead more Twitter Email Facebook John Legend Launches “Can’t Just Preach” Mini-Documentary Series News John Legend’s “Can’t Just Preach” Docu-Series john-legend-launches-cant-just-preach-mini-documentary-serieslast_img read more

3 minor boys drown

first_imgThree minor boys drowned in a pond at Mohadebpur village of Sadar upazila in Lakshmipur on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased are Bayezid, 8, son of Maulana Khalilur Rahman, Md Ali, 6, son of Maulana Firoz Alam, and Yamin, 7, son of Jahangir Alam.Sadar police station officer-in-charge Lokman Hossain said the three boys of ‘Dhali Bari’ of the village went to play on the bank of the pond near their houses.They slipped into water around 3:30pm and met their watery burial, he said.last_img

Fresh look of Ramayana

first_imgCelebrating the launch of ‘Ramayana In Rhyme’ by two 18-year-old students Kairavi Bharat Ram and Ananya Mittal was a newer way of reviving Ramayana. A launch event was organised at the Ravi Shankar Institute of Music and Performing Arts (RIMPA) in the national Capital recently. ‘Ramayana In Rhyme’ is a contemporary interpretation of the age-old Indian epic Ramayana.Mythology has been an unapproachable subject for children. It is something that they grow up listening to but refrain from reading. ‘Ramayana In Rhyme’ is a fresh version with the current time and makes for an effortless and interesting 30-minute read. The colorful and detailed illustrations in the book successfully make the narrative even more interesting and mysterious. It is a must read for all children aged between 5–16 years.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe programme featured discourses by Tina Narang, the Publisher of Scholastic India and illustrators Vandana Bist and Suvidha Mistry. Apart from being a writer, Ananya is an avid reader whereas Kairavi Bharat Ram loves her puppies, sappy romantic movies, and Japanese food. Suvidha Mistry is a freelance illustrator with a passion for all forms of art who loves to tell stories with her illustrations, sketches and photography. Since 1986, Vandana Bist’s writings and drawings have been published in various children’s magazines and books.last_img read more