Argentina squad donate World Cup prize money to Buenos Aires hospital

first_imgThe Argentina players have shown just how admirable they are after reportedly donating nearly £80,000 of their World Cup prize money to a Buenos Aires hospital.The Albiceleste squad were paid £14.6m for finishing in second place in the tournament in Brazil with the players deciding to give a portion of that sum to Hospital Garrahan’s paediatric cancer centre, according to reports in Argentina.Midfielder Javier Mascherano reportedly came up with the wonderful idea before captain Lionel Messi oversaw the donation through his foundation, which has previously given money to the hospital.The news comes after Germany midfielder, Mesut Ozil, was said to have donated his £240,000 World Cup bonus – which he received for helping his team win the competition at the Maracana last week – to projects in Brazil.last_img read more

LBS DG Calls for Collective Efforts on Ebola

first_imgThe Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) Mr. Ledgerhood Rennie, has called on citizens of Montserrado County electoral district #4 to work collectively work together in order to eradicate the killer Ebola virus disease. According to Mr. Rennie, this can be achieved through active community engagements.He made the called Tuesday, January 27, when he served as guest speaker at the launch of the Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP), held at Baillie Call School in Paynesville.The LBS boss applauded the community for what he termed as excellent efforts so far in the fight against the virus. Mr. Rennie stated that community/citizens’ efforts have led led to the reduction of cases in their communities, yea the country.The program at which Mr. Rennie spoke was held   under the auspices of the People Empowerment Program (PEP) with the theme, “Together We Must Fight to Kick Ebola Out of Liberia.”“Ebola is on the run; no retreat no surrender. Ebola must go! And we must continue to observe all those preventive measures so we can’t have a reoccurrence of the virus in our country,” he stated.The Country Director of Mercy Corps Liberia, Penny Anderson, pledged her organization’s support to working with communities in order to make sure Ebola is eradicated from Liberia.She described the story of Ebola as being one of continued shocks and rebounds, which should make everyone keep alert and vigilant by continually practicing those behaviors that can keep them from contracting the virus.“This is why our valued partners like PEP are playing a critical role by spreading awareness, and reminding people of the need to keep up their guard,” Ms. Anderson said. “Their work will be integral now, as we move into the next phase of the ECAP program, and in the post-Ebola response.“We know that that PEP is among our many committed local partners, who have been working tirelessly to raise awareness of Ebola and help drive it out of your communities.  We are proud to be supporting them as they continue driving this all-important push to free Liberia from Ebola.”She asserted that it is a testament to the strong and continuing efforts of groups like PEP, and of national and local authorities that Ebola is on the decline.The Mercy Corps boss warned against complacency in the fight, adding that, “now more than ever we need to band together to ensure that we can both drive Ebola out of Liberia.The Executive Director of PEP, Richard H. Sieh, among other things, recommended to the Government of Liberia to craft a 10 -year plan that will focus on Ebola orphans and survivors, among others.ECAP is a US$12million social mobilization project funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps   to carry out community engagements.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

There are drag queen Pop Vinyl figures coming from Funko

first_imgCelebrating pop culture, drag queens, and porn starsPeppermint reveals all about RuPaul’s Drag Race, her new film and whether she’d go on All StarsDrag Race’s Alyssa Edwards is getting a Netflix show: Watch the trailerRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : What’s the best way to accessorize a space? With figures of drag queens, of course! Funko, a company which produces the popular Pop! Vinyl figures, announced a brand new line featuring famous drag queens. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Coming Soon: Pop! Drag Queens @HotTopic Exclusives!— Funko (@OriginalFunko) January 5, 2018There are three to start out in total.The first RuPaul, in the iconic red and white outfit, featuring racing flags. It’s RuPaul’s iconic outfit from Drag Race. The second figure is Alaska. It features her in a fabulous blonde wing, slinky black outfit, and, of course, a snake. During RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, fans began tormenting Alaska with the snake emoji after several fan favorite queens were eliminated before her.Rather than letting it get to her, Alaska incorporated snakes into her warddrobe and brand, reclaiming it as her own.The third and final figure is Trixie Mattel, in a great pink dress and makeup. Trixie was on the seventh season of Drag Race and third season of All Stars.The figures will be available exclusively at Hot Topic and beginning later this month.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Which drag queens are getting the Funko treatment? | Photo: IMDB GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more