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Gale Sayers’ moves’ Brian’s song ‘tribute aged 50

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Gale Sayers' moves' Brian's song 'tribute aged 50

The night died down, finally, the speaker platform dragged the trial closer to midnight. Most of that night, May 25, 1970, was a sharp, clever one-line retort procession, 600 people gathered in a ballroom in the old Americana Hotel on 7th Avenue and 53rd Street, decorated with black ties, sipping champagne.

Frank Gifford, the master of ceremonies, proceeded smoothly and without difficulty as he announced various award winners at the annual Pro Football Writers Awards Dinner. Dick Cavett was polite and charming, Pete Rozelle was charming. Joe Kapp and Hank Stram, whose Vikings and Chiefs had knocked their heads 4½ months earlier in Super Bowl IV, exchanged zinger.

By the time the final award was given, the crowd was tired, and some people wanted to immediately escape to the exit. Out of respect, they persevered, because the guest of honor was someone they really liked: Gale Sayers, running back from the Chicago Bears. On November 10, 1968, Sayers had elaborately blown his right knee at Wrigley Field while the Bears played 49ers.

Most believe Sayers will never play again. But in 1969, against all reasonable odds, the Kansas Comet did not only return to the Bears, he also played all 14 games and somehow led the league in a hurry with 1,032 yards for a terrible team that played 1-13. He is the unanimous choice of writers to win the Most Brave Player trophy George S. Halas.

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Typically, the award is presented at the end of August, in Chicago, at the Halas Dinner, but Sayers asked for his presentation to be moved up. Few ask why; many thought he wanted to be able to focus on the training camp.

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They will soon find out why.

Sayers was called to the podium and there was a round of applause. Many men in the room had interviewed Sayers before; they know he’s a man who doesn’t talk much. Most began to reach their topcoats when Sayers thanked his team mates, and Halas, and the doctors.

“It’s something special to do work that many people say can’t be done,” Sayers said quietly, barely audible. “Maybe that’s the way to express courage – at least in my case.”

Applause is more polite. Typical Sayers: Quick, Humble, Bland, Unmem … “But I want to tell you about my friend, Brian Piccolo.”

This is unexpected. Piccolo? He was a mediocre running back who partnered in Sayers’ field as most were blocked back. He filled in skillfully when Sayers was injured in ’68, but he was not the best known name in the room.

Sayers continued.

“In the middle of last season, Brian was defeated by the deadliest and most shocking enemy we have ever faced – cancer.”

Now he gets the full attention of the room.

“Compare his courage with the type I should have. There is never any doubt that I will return, a knee injury or not. But think of Brian and his fortitude in the months since November, in and out of the hospital, hoping to play football again, but not too sure whenever the score is or maybe. He has a giant heart. He has a mental attitude that makes me proud to have a friend who spells out the word ‘courage’ 24 hours a day, every day of his life. “

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He stopped Six hundred robed men sat silent, glass-eyed, numb. Then, somehow, Gale Sayers gathered strength to finish his speech with this: “You flatter me by giving me this award, but I am telling you here and now that I received it for Brian Piccolo. Brian Piccolo is a brave man who must receive the George S. Halas Award. This is mine tonight, tomorrow Brian Piccolo.

“I love Brian Piccolo, and I want you all to love him too. And tonight, when you kneel, please ask God to love him.”

Fifty years ago on Monday, 600 people waited, then jumped to their feet, filled the room and hotel (now Sheraton Times Square) with a roar that could still be felt in their ears years later. Brian Piccolo died 22 days later at the age of 26, a few blocks away, in what is now the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Memorial.

On November 30, 1971, “Brian’s Song,” starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, premiered on ABC. It was the film made for the most watched TV in history, still one of the greatest sports films ever made, and it was impossible to watch, even now, without feeling the same feelings felt by 600 men in tuxedo suits at the time. born at the Americana Hotel on May 25, 1970, a man who asks you to love his friend like him.

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Frankie Chavez releases single Cheguei Bem in Portuguese

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Franky Chavez, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, announces a new album and the first song in Portuguese. “Cheguei Bem” is the debut single, heralding the return to studio albums of one of the great names of Portuguese blues/folk.

The new single is now available on all digital platforms and is accompanied by a music video that can be viewed on the artist’s official YouTube channel.

“This topic appeared in December 2020. On a sunny and cold day in the heart of the Alentejo, music appeared in succession. I don’t know why, but I immediately remembered that I needed to send the recording that I made on my mobile phone to Pedro Puppe. Maybe because I was already thinking about starting to write lyrics in Portuguese and Pedro was one of my favorite lyricists. Two days later he sent me a text and a recording of his voice in addition to what he had done. I realized that the lyrics were talking about me, and by changing one here and the other there, I interpreted it as my own. Thus, Cheguey Bem was born. Chavez explains.

This is Frankie Chavez’s first adventure in which he explores the Portuguese language in writing his original songs, another new milestone in his career that has traveled all over the world. His repertoire is on a new path, which he adds to three studio albums and an EP.

Despite all these innovations, the unique characteristics of Chavez, the influence of blues, folk, tradition and electricity, past and present, as well as the future in his sound remain unchanged. It was his unmistakable music that allowed him to conquer the world, with numerous national and international tours that earned him critical acclaim and distinction.

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Former Portuguese minister criticizes the power of digital supercompanies

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Consolidation of the power of large digital conglomerates with a global reach is negatively affecting the global economy, as the power is concentrated in the hands of a few, and this situation requires a tough response from governments.

ConjurAccording to the former Minister of Economy of Portugal, the world has not adapted to the “new economy”.

This is the estimate of the former Minister of Economy of Portugal. Pedro Siza Vieira, who left his post in March this year after five years in the ministry. Participated in the X Lisbon Legal Forum organized by the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research (IDP).

According to Vieira, the world has not yet adapted well to the “new economy”, and this must happen without delay.

“There are several phenomena that explain why the world is redefining the basic principles of the functioning of the global economy, and the most obvious is the emergence of new technologies. The emergence at the global level of companies that control the digital economy causes very big problems for companies that need to contact suppliers and customers through these platforms, which determines the functioning of the market, ”explained the former minister. “It requires legislative intervention to regulate this issue.”

In an interview with TV ConYur, the former Minister of Economy of Portugal also commented on the impact of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine on the global economy. There is no small risk that the planet is going through a great recession, which could trigger a wave of company shutdowns in all countries, he said.

The 10th Lisbon Legal Forum was supported by FGV Knowledge, the Brazilian Institute of Insolvency (Ibajud), the Institute for the Reform of State-Company Relations (IREE) and Décio Freire Advogados.

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Niteroi signs a cooperation agreement with the Portuguese village of Forgins – Niteroi City Hall

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Niteroi signs a cooperation agreement with the Portuguese village of Forgins – Niteroi City Hall

The city of Niteroi signed this Thursday (30th) the terms of cooperation with Vila de Forjães, located in the city of Esposende, in the district of Braga, in Portugal. The Portuguese village mapped a significant number of foreigners who had emigrated to Niteroi and turned to the municipality to strengthen relations between the localities. The signing, held at a virtual meeting, is part of the program dedicated to the 33rd anniversary of the erection in the village of Forhains.

According to the cooperation agreement, Niteroi and Forjães will carry out exchanges and cooperation in various ways in the fields of science and technology, economics and trade, sports, agriculture, health, education, culture and tourism, thus promoting prosperity and development. .

Niteroi Mayor Axel Grael recalled that last month, Niteroi and Braga ratified a sister city agreement, signed in fact in February this year, to create commercial partnerships and exchange information to stimulate and develop new business. The partnership also prompted Foryaes to approach the city of Niteroi with an offer to sign.

“We have taken this initiative very positively, and we will cooperate, no matter what the cost. In Niteroi we have one of the largest communities of foreigners and a very active and representative Portuguese club. I believe that Brazil and Portugal need to cooperate more and more to share experiences. This approach has a great synergistic effect and will certainly bring positive results,” he stressed.

The project management office of the Niteroi City Hall (EGP), together with the chairman of the parish meeting, will be responsible for coordinating the cooperation. Project Management Office Secretary Katherine Azevedo stressed that the activities will be developed between the municipality and the village.

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“We are promoting Niteroi’s internationalization strategy to stimulate development in various areas of the city through activities that benefit both parties and bring people together. There is a natural synergy between peoples, mainly due to the language that facilitates this exchange. During the conversations with the Forjães team, several activities were conceived, which will be detailed in the work plan,” he said.

Forhaes Parish Assembly President Carlos Manuel Gómez de Sa said that the Forhaes Parish Council is partnering with communities where people from Forhaes live. More than 10,000 Brazilians currently live in Braga, he said, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in recent years.

“Right now we are developing the Forjanenses around the World project which, of their own accord, aims to track Forjanenses expats, the community that we have in Niteroi is very important. We had many foreigners who emigrated there, highlighting the figure of Antonio Rodriguez Alves de Faria, the founder of the Companhia de Comércio e Navegação in 1909,” he specified.

Photos: Luciana Carneiro

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