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Lula Announces Construction of Second Bridge Between Foz do Iguaçu and Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo May 05, 2010 The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, announced Monday the construction of a second bridge that will connect the border city of Foz do Iguaçu with Paraguay, opposite Ciudad del Este. Lula also affirmed that he himself will lay the cornerstone this year, before leaving office. “This second bridge that will be built in Foz, opposite the city of Presidente Franco (Ciudad del Este) in Paraguay, will be useful for economic growth and will create jobs along the border,” Lula said during a meeting with Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo in this border city. The first bridge over the large river that marks the border, the Paraná, connects Foz with Ciudad del Este and has been in use since 1965. Lula said that relations between the two countries “are exceptional right now.” “The whole world knows about my efforts for the success of Paraguay and for that of President Lugo. Brazil is conscious that its neighbors need to be economically strong, that they need to grow,” he added.last_img read more

Sam Allardyce ‘under more pressure than Steve McClaren’ ahead of derby

first_imgSam Allardyce has admitted there is more pressure on him than Newcastle counterpart Steve McClaren as he attempts to guide Sunderland to a sixth successive derby victory. The former West Ham boss told the Sunderland Echo: “I’ve got to look after the reputation of Sunderland. The pressure’s on me more than it’s on Steve. We’ve won the last five, so I don’t want to be the one who doesn’t win it. “But we’ll wait and see on the players – only the players can make everyone smile next week. They just have to carry on what they have done five times before. “They have been struggling, but won the last five games against Newcastle. They don’t need me to coach them this week! Let’s hope for the same again.” Press Associationcenter_img The 60-year-old will go into Sunday’s showdown at the Stadium of Light with his side having failed to win any of their opening nine Barclays Premier League fixtures this season, and facing a team who ended their own wait on Sunday with a 6-2 demolition of Norwich. However, the Black Cats have won the last five encounters between the two clubs, while each of Allardyce’s three predecessors – Paolo di Canio, Gus Poyet and Dick Advocaat – have beaten the Magpies in their second game at the helm having lost their first, just as he did at West Brom on Saturday. last_img read more

Butler makes his Miami debut but Herro steals show as Heat top Hawks

first_imgSomeone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! The rookie scored 29 points off the Heat bench, fellow reserve Goran Dragic scored 21 and Miami beat Atlanta 112-97 on Tuesday night in a game where Hawks star Trae Young left early in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.Herro was 7 for 9 from the field, 3 for 4 from 3-point range — and 12 for 16 from the foul line, making four of his trips there after getting fouled on 3-point tries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“It doesn’t surprise me and I don’t think it surprises anyone in this building anymore,” Butler said. “It damn sure shouldn’t surprise anybody in the league. The guy’s a real player.”The 19-year-old Herro had a 19-point second quarter for Miami. Bam Adebayo had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat and Kendrick Nunn finished with 17. LATEST STORIES View comments UP NEXTThe teams meet again Thursday in Atlanta to conclude a home-and-home series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) reacts after scoring during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI— Jimmy Butler made his first four shots of his Miami debut.And then he watched Tyler Herro put on a show from there.ADVERTISEMENT Even without Young, even with Kevin Huerter — a starter last season — on a minutes restriction while he works his way back off knee soreness and with Evan Turner out with a sore Achilles, the Hawks still wouldn’t go away late. Tyrone Wallace made a pair of free throws to get Atlanta within 11 with 3:24 left, but the Hawks missed shots at the rim on their next two possessions and Miami put the game away.Herro set a Heat record for points off the bench by a rookie, topping the mark of 28 set by Michael Beasley on March 4, 2009. And Herro and Dragic became the ninth Heat duo all-time to have 20-point games off the Miami bench on the same night.“Jimmy will be a primary go-to guy for us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But he really plays the game the right way and allows other people to get into a rhythm.”TIP-INSHawks: Vince Carter played in Miami for the 35th time, finishing with seven points and became the fourth visiting player to score 700 in road games against the Heat — including playoffs. He now has 702 and joined Paul Pierce (867), Patrick Ewing (754) and Michael Jordan (722) in that club. … Atlanta plays its next four games at home.Heat: Miami’s 472 points through four games is a franchise-high. The previous high was 447 in 2012-13. … Miami is 3-1 for the first time since the 2014-15 season. The Heat were 2-2 in each of the past four seasons. … Butler’s points were the most he’s ever scored in a debut for a team. He had two in his debut as a rookie in Chicago, 12 in his first game with Minnesota and 14 in his debut for Philadelphia last season.HERRO BALLHerro’s 19-point second quarter was the first time a Heat rookie scored that many in a quarter since Caron Butler had a 19-point third quarter on March 10, 2003. He said he cannot recall ever coming off the bench in his basketball life. But the Heat value having a strong second unit, and Herro — who started in Butler’s absence — may find himself in that mix. “As long as I’m playing my minutes that I’ve earned, I’m good,” Herro said.COLLINS FROM DISTANCECollins’ single-game high for 3-pointers made entering Tuesday was four. He had four 3s in the first 8 minutes on Tuesday — after never having previously made more than two in any quarter of his first 138 NBA games. Malonzo ends UAAP stint with a bang as La Salle dumps Adamson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Young left with 9:56 remaining in the first half, turning his ankle when he landed on the foot of Miami’s Justise Winslow. The reigning Eastern Conference player of the week — who had 102 points in Atlanta’s first three games — finished with five points in 11 minutes.John Collins scored 30 for Atlanta, including a career-best five 3-pointers, and Jabari Parker finished with 12 for the Hawks.“We turned them over 28 times,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. “We were really undisciplined defending 3-point shooters and fouling, but I thought our guys played until the horn blew. And that’s most important.”Butler missed the first three games of the season while celebrating the birth of his daughter Rylee. He was 5 for 11 from the floor, and went 10 for 15 from the line. As a team, Miami was 33 for 45 from the line — compared with 16 for 24 by Atlanta at the stripe.“To win at home, in front of these fans, is special,” Butler said.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img read more