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This is how loved ones want us to remember George Floyd

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This is how loved ones want us to remember George Floyd

And while so many people now know Houston’s natives by their full names, people who know him better call him Floyd.

He works security at a restaurant where he develops a reputation as someone who has returned and was there for you when you came down.

“Knowing my brother is to love my brother,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, told Don Lemon on CNN.

Floyd, 46, died Monday in the city where he moved for a better life, his last moments recorded on video. When arrested, Floyd was detained by a Minneapolis police officer. The video shows Floyd pleading with pain and cannot breathe. Then, his eyes closed and the petition stopped. He was pronounced dead shortly after that.

The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and faces charges of third-degree murder and murder, according to District Attorney Hennepin, Mike Freeman.

He is a child who can be guided with a big heart

Floyd grew up in the Houston Third Ward neighborhood and graduated from Jack Yates Middle School where he played soccer and basketball, according to CNN affiliates KPRC.

After high school, basketball coach George Walker recruited Floyd to play for him at South Florida State College in Avon Park, Florida. Floyd was a student there from 1993 to 1995, Walker told CNN.

“He didn’t give me too much trouble as a basketball coach,” Walker said. “He is a very good athlete, averaging 12 to 14 points in one match.”

George Floyd # 5, (left) with another teammate and coach, George Walker (far right)

Floyd is a child who can be guided with a big heart, according to Walker’s wife, Gloria.

Of all the college athletes on the school team, he said Floyd caught his attention “because he’s just a nice person to be around.”

“He has never tried to blame others for his own mistakes,” he said. “He always respects them and always tries to do better.”

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He tried to be a better father

He moved to Minnesota to work and drive a truck, according to friend and former NBA player, Stephen Jackson.

Jackson, a native of Houston too, calls Floyd his twin brother.

“I have heard George in the last few days more than I have heard in my entire life, and we have a relationship of more than 21 years,” Jackson told Poppy Harlow, CNN, Thursday. “His name is always Floyd, my twin sister.”

Floyd is known in the community as a protector and provider who has no bone of hatred on his body, according to Jackson. He hangs out with everyone and rarely wants anything in return for helping someone, Jackson said.

“The difference between me and a friend is that I have more opportunities than him,” Jackson wrote, who won the championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003. “The 2 things that we have together from both the bottom and our two names will live forever.”

Once Floyd moved to Minnesota, Jackson said that Floyd talked at length about his journey to create better opportunities for himself.

The former Minneapolis officer who knelt around George Floyd's neck was arrested and charged with murder

“The last time I talked to him was about a year ago and every conversation we had that year was about improving himself and becoming a better father,” Jackson said. “That’s all he talks about.”

Floyd is the father of two daughters, the youngest is 6 years, according to Jackson.

“I want justice for her children,” he said. “I want the children to be cared for. Their father is not here.”

Jackson vowed to support his friend’s children and “fill in for Floyd” and said he wanted to make sure they were provided.

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In Houston, Rose Hudson, who dated Floyd more than 20 years ago, told CNN affiliated with KTRK that she and Floyd had a daughter who is now the mother of a toddler.

“My daughter has to see her father killed on live TV,” Hudson said.

Floyd hasn’t met his 3-year-old grandson, according to Hudson.

“I will only let him know what a great man he is,” he said, “he is a good father to his girls. I only have memories, that’s all I can give him, memories of his grandfather.”

Floyd worked security at Conga Latin Bistro in Minneapolis for five years, according to its owner, Jovanni Thunstrom.

Even though he was a Thunstrom employee, the couple were friends too.

“He is loved by all my employees and customers,” Thunstrom told CNN.

“I saw the video and I said it wasn’t Floyd, but then it exploded. It was Floyd. And that’s when I realized, I realized,” Thunstrom told affiliated CNN. WCCO.

Floyd will help clean up after the bar closes and is “a very good person and very good with customers,” according to Thunstrom.

“He defended the people, he was there for people when they came down, he loved the people who were banished,” Courteney Ross, the other half of Floyd, told WCCO. “We pray every time we eat, we pray if we have difficulty, we pray if we have fun.”

People who don’t know Floyd are angry, too

Anger over Floyd’s death surpassed his family and friends. A number of celebrities reacted to the incident on social media.

NBA player LeBron James shares photos side by side on Instagram. On one side you can see a screenshot of the meeting between Floyd and the police. In the photo to the left of the knee of the Minnesota police officer can be seen on Floyd’s neck. In the photo on the right is a picture of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback kneeling in protest during the anthem for the preseason soccer match in 2016.

At the time, Kaepernick said he would not respect the song or “show pride in the flag for a country that oppresses blacks and people of color.”

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James’s post is accompanied by the title, “Do you understand NOW !! ?? !! ?? Or is it still fuzzy for you ?? #StayWoke”

His family thinks the police have not done enough to help him

Minnesota National Guard activates more than 500 troops to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the surrounding community are due to increasing demonstrations in the area, according to a tweet late Thursday.
Protests have taken place and are ongoing in cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Phoenix, Denver, Louisville, Memphis and Columbus.
4 Minneapolis police shot after the video showed one kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died

Some protests have been peaceful, while others have damaged.

Although four Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired, family members said that was not enough. They want to see all the officers charged with murder.

“They were supposed to be there to serve and protect and I didn’t see any of them lift their fingers to do anything to help when he begged for his life. None of them tried to do anything to help him,” Tera Brown, cousin Floyd, told CNN’s Lemon.

Omar Jimenez from CNN, Christina Maxouris, Josh Campbell, Melissa Alonso, Ray Sanchez, Joe Sutton and Artemis Moshtaghian, contributed to this report

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Study points to need for ‘structural cultural change’ in Portuguese sport – DNOTICIAS.PT

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The Portuguese sports sector is in need of a “structural cultural change”, according to a study commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers commissioned by the Portuguese Olympic Committee (COP), the Portuguese Paralympic Committee (CPP) and the Portuguese Sports Confederation (CDP).

The second part of this report, published today, on the state of the sector in Portugal compared to other European countries and after the covid-19 pandemic, speaks of the desire to “carry out structural cultural changes”, towards a “society that recognizes the social and economic importance of sport and regularly engages in physical and sports activities.

In particular, the problems of the Portuguese sports system are numerous and have several “long-standing structural vulnerabilities”.

A “poor funding structure” with underfunding and heavy reliance on the public sector “by local authorities”, as well as the “short” cost of the central government and gambling, betting operators and other arrangements, exposes the sector to difficulties.

Other weaknesses range from low levels of professionalism to “alarming levels of participation in sports” with historic lows without effective government action, with disinterest “particularly among women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and the elderly”, in addition to “levels of concern about physical motor illiteracy among children.

Other cited factors are “weak awareness of innovation in sport” and issues of ethics and integrity, as well as “various scandals involving corruption, match-fixing, organized violence and money laundering”.

“In short, the structural deficiencies of Portuguese sport reflect a general lack of sports culture in society. Portuguese sport has deep structural problems that ultimately affect the public’s perception of sport. the socio-economic impact of sports, while, on the other hand, sports organizations have shown a limited ability to respond to challenges due to their low level of professionalism.

Despite the difficulties, the report notes a “positive evolution” in recent decades “with increased national adoption of sport thanks to factors such as regulatory reforms and investment in infrastructure”, but still far from the European average in most countries. indicators.

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“Portuguese governments have failed to place sport on the political agenda and enhance its socio-economic impact, which goes far beyond health benefits,” the summary says.

Thus, the alarming situation shown in the report calls for leading “cultural change and engaging the entire society in recognizing the importance of sport at all levels.”

“[Para isso] sports system partners should improve their strategic alignment and take concerted action,” the report notes.

By identifying six priority areas, which are themselves divided into more than a dozen recommendations, a “comprehensive end-to-end catalyst” is required, which includes, among other things, the development of a National Sports Strategy.

This should “connect all its aspects, improving coordination among stakeholders and enhancing its relevance to the political agenda”, promoting a sector that should be “sustainable” and whose decisions are based on evidence.

Increasing the funding channeled to the sector, with the link between “government funding and sporting success”, reducing bureaucracy and efficient resource management are the consultant’s comments in this area.

Professionalizing the sector, sustainability, increasing physical activity, promoting sports in the education system and in the social inclusion system, promoting the digital transition and linking with the scientific and academic sector are other recommendations, also keeping in mind the issues of social responsibility and honesty.

The first part of the study, presented in July 2021, noted the loss of 16,000 jobs, 3,100 clubs and 595 million euros in this sector due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, with a decrease in the number of practitioners by 110,000, with only partially compensate for the damage.

The President of the Constitutional Court calls for a change in the state policy on sports

The President of the Portuguese Olympic Committee (COP) asks in an interview with Lusa to change the paradigm of public policy and investment in sports in the country in order to counter the “unfavorable situation” in this sector.

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José Manuel Constantino spoke to Lusa about the second part of a study commissioned by COP, the Portuguese Paralympic Committee (CPP) and the Portuguese Sports Confederation (CdP), on the state of the industry in Portugal compared to other European countries and after the covid-19 pandemic.

“[O estudo é] confirmation that there is a huge imbalance in the amount of public investment in sport between what is practiced in Portugal and what is predicted in most of the European countries in which the comparative study was carried out,” he emphasizes.

According to the director, this “more comprehensive and in-depth work” in the second part by PricewaterhouseCoopers “clearly reflects the underfunding from a public point of view that the sports sector in Portugal has.”

“The study gives a picture of the situation and offers a number of suggestions on how we can restore the distance we have with most European countries. This will, of course, depend on public policy. […] This is a challenge to public policy,” he adds.

Moreover, the SC is ready to continue to submit proposals to the country, in particular “those who are responsible for governance”, and to cooperate in the search for a new strategy and path for the development of national sports.

Among the topics that José Manuel Constantino lists for “increasing the degree of competitiveness not only externally but also internally” are expanding the base of practitioners and strengthening the associative fabric, among other things, to “implement reforms in the sports system that can help it grow and develop” .

“When we say that a strategy is needed, we are not talking about a special plan, special plans that we had in the past, and, unfortunately, they are in the drawers of departments. In terms of path. We are fully prepared to continue cooperation,” he notes.

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From political power, he hopes that she will look at the study presented today and “make an assessment that she understands and can extract some consequences”, because “it is not enough to do more of the same, we need to do more and differently.” “.

“This is what the study points to and suggests. […] This is not about maintaining the line of succession, but about changing it, and if we want a significant leap, as envisaged in the government’s program, then in 10 years to bring Portugal into the 15 most active European countries in terms of sports,” he comments.

The Portuguese sports sector is in need of a “structural cultural change”, according to the second part of the report released today.

The document emphasizes the desire to “carry out structural cultural changes” towards “a society that recognizes the social and economic importance of sport and regularly engages in physical and sporting activities.”

In particular, the problems of the Portuguese sports system are numerous and have several “long-standing structural vulnerabilities”.

A “poor funding structure” with underfunding and heavy reliance on the public sector “by local authorities”, as well as the “short” cost of the central government and gambling, betting operators and other arrangements, exposes the sector to difficulties.

Thus, the alarming situation referred to in the report calls for leading “cultural change and engaging the entire society in recognizing the importance of sport at all levels.”

Increasing funding directed to this sector, with a link between “government funding and sporting success”, reducing bureaucracy and efficient resource management are some of the consultant’s comments in this area.

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Portuguese newspaper highlights Botafogo’s ‘desire’ for Cristiano Ronaldo after Rafael’s interview

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Portuguese newspaper highlights Botafogo's 'desire' for Cristiano Ronaldo after Rafael's interview

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During an interview with the podcast, the side talked about the possibility of hiring an ace, since after the arrival of Textor, the purchasing power of the team has become higher.

Portuguese newspaper highlights Cristiano Ronaldo's 'desire' Botafogo
© Photo: Bryn Lennon / TeamPortuguese newspaper highlights Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘desire’ Botafogo

During the podcast interview ‘Sports club “Flow”‘, right back Raphael joked about the possibility Cristiano Ronaldo play for Botafogo next season. This statement caused a resonance in Portugal. sports newspaper of the country, ‘A Bola‘, associated the name CR7 with Glorioso.

The report had the following title “Cristiano Ronaldo wants to… Botafogo‘. However, from the article it becomes clear that this was nothing more than a joke on the part of the alvinegro player. OUR portuguese portalalso emphasizes that the persistence of the player in Manchester United for the next season, something is considered uncertain.

In social networks Raphael amused by the headline in the newspaper and joked aboutpossibility‘, which is clear from the title of the article. “You will become the bench of Erison and Matheus (Nascimento), there is no way”, wrote Raphael o’Twitter‘. The party also talked about donating the number 7 shirt to the player. Cristiano Ronaldo. “Not for him, he’s out of shape.”

Raphael was a clubmate Cristiano Ronaldo the first time the player passes through Manchester United. The contract of the 37-year-old Portuguese with the English club runs until June 2023. This season, he has scored 24 goals in 38 games played, in addition to three assists.

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Portugal’s Alexandre Santos returns the title to Petro de Luanda

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Portugal's Alexandre Santos returns the title to Petro de Luanda

Quinito in the 34th minute, Thiago Azulau in the 60th minute and Ito in the 76th minute scored the goals that secured Pétro de Luanda’s 16th title and Alexandre Santos’ first title in Angola. Working Patience at 90+4 reduced the disadvantage.

Petro de Luanda won his last title in 2009 under Portuguese coach Bernardino Pedroto.

New champions Angola scored 68 points ahead of Sagrada Esperanza in second place with 59 points.

Progresso do Sambizanga with 18 points in 14th place, Kabuscorp do Palanca with 14 in 15th place and Sporting de Benguela with nine points in last place can no longer remain in the Angolan First Division. football.

Sagrada Esperanza’s Depu tops Girabola’s top scorers with 19 goals, followed by Thiago Azulao of Petro de Luanda with 17 goals.

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