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NFL players present challenges to the league in the Black Lives Matter video



NFL players present challenges to the league in the Black Lives Matter video

Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Jamal Adams joined many NFL players in a social media video asking the league to “listen to your players” and increase the defenses of black life after George Floyd’s death.

The Giants and Jets star joined Thursday night in the video – which shifted from player to player – by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, Cowboy running back Ezekiel Elliott, Brown Odell recipient Beckham Jr. and others in response to Floyd, who is black, was killed at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

The league released a May 30 statement and additional social media posts discussed the problem on Thursday. The players, who did not mention the name of commissioner Roger Goodell, wanted to hear more.

“On behalf of the National Football League this is what we, the players want to hear you say,” the players said in the video. “Our National Football League condemns racism and systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit to mistakes in silencing our players from peaceful action. We, the National Football League believe in Black Lives Matter. “

The video also includes Cardinal stars D’Andre Hopkins and Patrick Peterson, Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson, Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, defensive midfielder Redskins Chase Young, big recipient of Saints Michael Thomas, Saints cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Saquon Barkley, Jamal Adams, Sterling ShepardGetty Images (2), Anthony J. Causi

He asked the league how many times we needed to ask you “to listen to your players?” They said they would not be silenced, asserting “their right to peaceful protests” and that they were Floyd.

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“What is needed? For one use to be killed by police brutality? “said the players.” What if I were George Floyd? “

The NFL, in addition to the original statement from Goodell which stated its commitment to “continue the important work of overcoming this systemic problem together with our players, clubs and partners,” went further Thursday. In a Twitter post on the league’s official account before the players’ videos were released, the league said, “This is a time of self-reflection for all – the NFL is no exception. We support the black community because of the Black Lives Matter. “

In subsequent posts, the league stated that it had supported programs to tackle systemic racism and planned to donate an additional $ 20 million to these goals, but knew “we can and need to do more.”

The post came after Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has since apologized twice, angered teammates and players around the NFL by saying he “would not agree with anyone who did not respect the flag” While a number of Brees teammates, including Thomas, said they received an apology, Adams didn’t, tweeting an apology was “bulls-t.”

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge



Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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