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
CARDIFF, Wales, March 27, 2011 (AFP) - Jack Wilshere admits Fabio Capello laid the foundations for England's Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales by telling his players to copy Barcelona. Capello wants England to replicate Barca's pressing game, which denies opponents time on the ball and disrupts their rhythm, and to drive home the point he showed his players video highlights of the Spanish champions' victory over Arsenal in the Champions League. Arsenal midfielder Wilshere knows all about Barcelona's qualities after playing in both legs of that recent European defeat and he was happy to try to emulate their style. Together with Scott Parker and Frank Lampard, Wilshere formed a formidable midfield trio that squeezed the life out of Wales in Saturday's 2-0 win in Cardiff. "Fabio watched the two games and told us how good Barcelona are at pressing," Wilshere said. "We watched some videos on Barcelona and the way they press. The full squad watched clips of them against Arsenal a couple … [Read more...] about Capello wants England to copy Barca
Nguyen Quang Minh, director of Cat Tien Sa Entertainment Company and executive producer of the Vietnamese version of "Just the two of us" talked to Tien Phong Thursday about recent controversies surrounding the show. "Cap doi hoan hao" (The perfect couple), as the show is named in Vietnamese, has sparked much criticism lately after suspicions grew about the pre-arrangement of its plot and the manipulation of the judges. The show will enter the finale this Sunday in Ho Chi Minh, featuring the three remaining pairs: singer Dam Vinh Hung - actress Kim Thu, singer Ngoc Anh - actor Ngoc Ngoan and singer Doan Trang - MC Tran Thanh. When you heard people say your show was following a pre-arranged plot, what do you want to say about it? I understand the public's concern. I know that Vietnamese audiences are not yet familiar with reality shows, not to mention that viewers always have their own beloved idols. It is natural that they feel sad when their favorite contestants got eliminated … [Read more...] about There is no arranged plot, show’s producer tells all