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In the moment of PGA Tour silence for George Floyd



In the moment of PGA Tour silence for George Floyd

FORT WORTH, Texas – The moment did not last long, but was very strong and poignant.

The players with tee time at 8:40 am in Thursday’s opening round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club hit their tee shots amid relative silence and quietly went to their respective streets.

When 8:46 approached, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stepped onto the first tee, stood in front of the camera, and said: “When the PGA Tour is committed to strengthening the voice and efforts to end the systemic problems of racial and social injustice, we have taken tee 8 time: 46 to pause, silence, pray and reflect. “

With that, three horns were heard, signaling a pause around the golf course in recognition of George Floyd’s tragedy and the illuminated light on racism and social injustice.

That time symbolizes 8 minutes and 46 seconds former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in custody after telling officers that he could not breathe.

PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan, bowed his head during a moment of silence for George Floyd.
PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan, bowed his head during a moment of silence for George Floyd.Getty Images

Most of the cast and caddy stood with their heads bowed.

“I pray,” said Tom Lehman, a native of Minnesota. “I think everyone chooses to do things their own way. I only pray for our country. I pray for George’s family. I pray for his soul. I only pray that the chaos we experience can wisely be moved forward so that decisions are made that are actually meaningful and beneficial.

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“[There’s so much to say about that [Floyd incident and its aftermath]”Lehman continued.” But what I’m going to say is this: I think everyone needs to feel deeply what happened and be deeply hurt because of what happened to George Floyd. I think everyone needs to understand that when you completely ignore suffering or other people’s pain or death that you cause to others, if you don’t respect that, you are part of the problem and you need to get [bleep] together. “That might be the thing I took from him – LL]and just understand that we are all human beings and need to care for one another. If you can’t do that, then I feel sorry for you. ’

Justin Rose, who leads the tournament at 7-under, calls it “a very personal moment to reflect on your life, how you live your life, how you live your life and how inclusive you are in your own life with everyone you come across. “

“I think everything that is happening right now in the world, there must be opportunities, and a clear momentum being created now, that’s what I contemplate – really how vast this has become,” Rose said. “This has become much bigger than the U.S., which is good to see.”

Before the tournament began, the players universally praised the idea of ​​the PGA Tour in the hope that it would add to the talk about mistakes in the country.

“It’s important to set the tone,” Brooks Koepka said.

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5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites



5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites

In October, the number of overnight stays in 5-star hotels increased by 15.9% compared to the same month in 2019, which, according to additional information, namely from the DMC (Tourist Inception Agency), is associated with a strong increase in tourism from the United States. states.

Information published today by INE indicates that in October, compared to the same month before the pandemic, the number of overnight stays in tourist establishments in Portugal increased by 6.2%, with the strongest increase in hotels, at 8.2%. in which, therefore, 62.1% is concentrated. overnight stays.

The information shows that 4-star hotels, where the largest number of beds are concentrated, had 48.9% of overnight stays in October, totaling 2.05 million, which is +7.6% or more than 144.7 thousand than in October 2019.

This was followed by 3-star hotels with 927.3k, but this increase was about half of 5-star hotels, by 7.6% or 65.5k, to 927.3k, and then 5-star hotels with 857. 4 thousand overnight stays, an increase of 15.9%. or 117.6 thousand compared to the same pre-pandemic month.

In contrast to the evolution in these categories, there were 2- and 1-star hotels, in which the number of overnight stays decreased by 2.7%, or ten thousand, to 360.8 thousand.

The cheapest apart-hotels (three and two stars) also saw a decrease in overnight stays, from -20.9% or less than 24.4 thousand, in hotels and farms in Madeira, from -0.4% or less, to about 300, and in tourist settlements, from -7.7. % or less than 17.5 thousand.

At the same time, the number of apart-hotels increased by 1.2%, or 8.5 thousand, to 717.5 million, due to the increase in 5-star hotels by 6.7%, or 6.6 thousand, to 104.9 thousand, and 4-star, by 5.4 thousand% or 26.4 thousand to 519.9 thousand.

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Overnight stays in tourist apartments also increased by 3.2%, or 13.6 thousand, to 437.8 million, local accommodation, by 0.6%, or 5.5 thousand, to 901.2 thousand, and , primarily tourism in rural areas and housing, with an increase of 45.2% or 67.3 thousand to 216.5 thousand people.

The INE data also shows that Portuguese tourist sites were the best in October in terms of overnight stays this year, with peaks achieved by 5-, 4- and 3-star hotels, 5- and 4-star apartment hotels, accommodation . and rural tourism and housing development.

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The US market is already setting new annual records in Portuguese hotels

The Portuguese hospitality industry experienced the best October in terms of number of guests and overnight stays.

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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