Who’s saying what at the World Cup

first_img— Harry Kane on being told there are Russian dolls or “matroyshka” in his likeness appearing on souvenir stalls in Moscow’s Red Square.“Maybe a bit of justice has been done at the end to get one at the back post. I think there could have been a couple of penalties. It shows good character to get on with it and that’s what we’ve done.”— Kane after his 91st-minute goal broke Tunisian hearts.“Leo has kicked a thousand penalties which have been a thousand goals so who am I to say something after a penalty.”— Argentina defender Gabriel Mercado refuses to wade in on the debate over Lionel Messi’s role as penalty-taker despite the Barcelona star missing four of his last seven spot-kicks for club and country.“I can understand that he was frustrated that he didn’t get the result that he wanted. If we would be in his position we would probably be as frustrated as him.”— Defender Birkir Saevarsson says he understands Messi’s frustrations at Iceland’s tactics in their 1-1 draw.“I think you need to start! I need a substitution now!”— Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, pointing to midfielder Masoud Shojaei after speaking at length during a chaotic press conference a day before meeting Spain.“A coach who loses a match is never right. We always wonder about what we’ve done right or wrong, we don’t need journalists for that. When you’ve lost your opener obviously you’re not happy.”— Morocco coach Herve Renard doesn’t feel the need to explain what went wrong in his team’s shock opening 1-0 loss to Iran.De Gea made a woeful mistake to concede Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU“We don’t doubt him and he doesn’t doubt himself either.“I embraced him. We know goalkeeper is a special position, with a special psychology, and we have no doubts. Honestly.”— Spain coach Fernando Hierro defends under-fire goalkeeper David De Gea.“If it was just one game, we’d have had a parade on the streets of Saransk, but we have more games to come, so we will save our celebrations”— New Japan coach Akira Nishino in playful mood after his team pulled off an opening shock in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat of Colombia0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kane rescued England with a clever headed injury-time winner © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURIMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“I’ve seen a couple of those Russian dolls, they make me look a bit chubby. I’ll have to get one.”last_img read more

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Billions Donated to Health Sector Last Year

first_imgHealth Minister, Hon. Fenton Dr. Ferguson, has lauded the various charitable organisations and individuals, who continue to provide tangible support to the health sector, which he said, amounted to billions of dollars last year. He named Food For the Poor in particular, which this week donated operating theatre lights, wheelchairs, stretchers, hospital beds and sofas for waiting areas, valued at over $16 million. He said the charity contributed $3.1 billion worth of equipment and medical supplies to the health sector in 2012. “We have to commend our volunteers, both locally and internationally for the support they give to the country,” Dr. Ferguson stated. He was speaking to JIS News at the Rainforest Seafood Festival held on Ash Wednesday, February 13, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in St. James. The Minister hailed the staging of the event, organised by the We Care Foundation, to benefit the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay. He said the group of business people from western Jamaica, have been dedicating their time and effort towards the upgrading of the hospital. “This festival is for a worthy cause. The Cornwall Regional Hospital will benefit significantly from this festival. I want to commend the We Care Foundation and Rainforest for coming up with the idea, moreso, to support the health care delivery system in Jamaica,” he stated. Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Regional, Anthony Smikle, said the Foundation “has been quite instrumental in assisting the hospital with some of our needs, and we are grateful for this event.” “Thanks to the organisers and the patrons for this support and the proceeds that will come to us,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the We Care Foundation, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Sandals International, said the group is seeking to raise about $30 million for the hospital this year. He said the charity’s efforts to date have been focused on the paediatric ward, with some $10 million spent on renovations and outfitting of the ward last year. “When we are through with the paediatric ward, we are moving on to the accident and emergency. So, we are taking it one step at a time,” he stated. He thanked members of the public for supporting the fundraising festival, noting that the plan is to make it an annual event.last_img read more

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