Carlos Pineiro (L), a 63-year-old family doctor, is behind a programme for residents in the small Spanish town of Naron to lose 100,000 kilos (220,500 pounds) by early 2020 AFP/MIGUEL RIOPA Gone are bacon and fried calamari from the diets of thousands of residents in Naron who are taking to sport again as part of a slimming programme that kicked off in January. "In the 21st century, people forget they're made to walk," says Carlos Pineiro, the 63-year-old family doctor behind the programme, which has the support of the town council. NO MORE TRIPE Pineiro often swaps his practice for the local wooded park where he helps dozens of others warm up and exercise. Conrado Vilela Villamar, a 65-year-old former crane operator, is one of Pineiro's regulars. "In Spain where people say that you can eat everything in the pig, from the tip of the tail to the tip of the nose, the first food I stripped from my diet are tripe, pork belly and cold cuts," he says. Perched on the Atlantic coast of the … [Read more...] about The Spanish town that wants to shed 100,000kg
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Viet Nam News Thúy Hằng If you want a travel companion, who do you choose? A friend, your partner or lover, or do you choose a family member? While most young people would choose a friend or their lover, young HCM City resident Phạm Tâm Tuấn Khương chose his maternal grandmother. Khương was the first grandchild of his grandmother and was raised by her since he was a five-month-old infant. "My mother got pregnant with my younger brother when I was only five months old. Taking care of a newborn baby plus serious morning sickness was beyond my mother's capacity at the time, so I was sent to my maternal grandmother to live in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau," Khương said. His grandmother became his second mother. She was the one who fed Khương every single spoon of milk and stayed awake the whole night through to take care of him when he was sick. That's why it's understandable that when Khương started speaking, his first word 'mom' was to his grandmother. "During my … [Read more...] about Grandma, where do you want to go next?
The Hanoitimes - "There`s no hiding the fact that we wanted a different outcome of yesterday`s referendum. I am fully aware of how serious, or even dramatic, this moment is politically", President of the European Union Donald Tusk said on June 24 about the outcome of the referendum in the UK. Below is the full statement by President of the European Union Donald Tusk on the outcome of the referendum in the UK: "There's no hiding the fact that we wanted a different outcome of yesterday's referendum. I am fully aware of how serious, or even dramatic, this moment is politically. And there's no way of predicting all the political consequences of this event, especially for the UK. It is a historic moment but for sure not a moment for hysterical reactions. I want to reassure everyone that we are prepared also for this negative scenario. As you know the EU is not only a fair-weather project. Over the past two days I have spoken to all the EU leaders, I mean Prime Ministers and Presidents as … [Read more...] about “We wanted a different outcome”: the President of the European Union
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal want to sign two players in January as well as bringing back Thierry Henry for a third spell at the club. Wenger, in his 17th season with the club, has had to face a barrage of criticism over the sale of star players almost every summer, while the quality of those bought in to replace them is often seen as insufficient. … [Read more...] about Arsenal plan January splurge as Wenger confirms he wants Henry on loan plus two more
The "Meeting at Ba Na 2004" festival will be held from July 23 - 25. How is this year festival different from from those in the past? Can Ba Na Resort provide enough accommodation for all visitors? Are activites entertaining? And are security and traffic safety ensured? In an interview with a journalist of the Danang Public Security newspaper, Mr. Nguyen Van Den, chief of the Ba Na - Mo Stream Tourist Zone Authority gave the following ideas. Since early this year, more than VND10bil has been invested in building accomodation, services and attractions at Ba Na Resort. These include the inauguration of Linh Ung Pagoda in March, one more 20-room villa newly built by Le Nim Private Enterprise, four newly-built bars and four telescopes for tourists to view the whole of Ba Na Resort. In addition to the sports competitions and cultural and music activities of the past, this year's festival includes paying tribute to the Ba Temple, a torch-light procession from Linh Ung Pagoda to Ba Temple, … [Read more...] about What’s new at “Meeting at Ba Na 2004”?