Neymar’s mother ‘dumps 23-year-old toyboy after discovering he dated men’

first_imgBut Nadine Goncalves has ended it after allegedly finding out he had dated a string of menBefore he became involved with Nadine, Tiago sent Neymar a message insisting that their paths would cross one day.A message in 2017 from Tiago to Brazil forward read: ‘Neymar you are fantastic, I don’t know how to explain the emotion of being a fan of a guy like you.‘I see you playing and I’m very motivated, one day I hope to read this message with you, be your brother and play together. Neymar’s mother has dumped her toyboy lover after finding out he had dated a string of men, according to reports in Brazil.The Paris Saint-Germain star only gave his seal of approval to the relationship – which saw his 52-year-old mother Nadine Goncalves declare her love for 23-year-old Tiago Ramos less than a fortnight ago – 10 days ago. Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba The Paris Saint-Germain star only gave his seal of approval to the relationship 10 days ago Tiago allegedly dated men including Brazilian actor Carlinhos Maia before meeting Nadine Source: Daily Mail Tiago is now reportedly back with his family in Brazil after being kicked out of Nadine’s mansion.He posted a video on Instagram of himself playing a computer game with his mother and sister on Wednesday.The news comes less than a fortnight after Nadine confirmed the relationship after posting a picture of herself cuddling up to Tiago alongside the caption: ‘The inexplicable cannot be explained, you live it…’ followed by a love heart emoji.Neymar then left a heartfelt comment under the post, which read: ‘Be happy mom. Love you.’ But it now appears that Nadine has ended the relationship after discovering that he had dated various men prior to their first meeting.Tiago, who is six years younger than Neymar, allegedly dated the PSG and Brazil star’s personal chef Mauro before becoming romantically involved with the forward’s mother.It has also claimed that he was dating a famous Brazilian actor and stand-up comedian called Carlinhos Maia.Reports from Brazil state that Ramos is a model, who is also part of a gaming team named 4K Easy. However, it remains unclear when he began dating Neymar’s mother, although Ramos was pictured at the former Barcelona star’s lavish birthday party in February. ‘I know that one day I will meet you because I am a dreamy boy where I do not give up on my goals!‘Stay with God, very successful and happy.’But once they had crossed paths, O Dia reporter Fabia Oliveira claimed Nadine had been urged by her family to end the brief romance before eventually doing so.Nadine was married to Neymar’s father, and agent, Wagner Ribeiro for 25 years – but they split up in 2016. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation RelatedPosts ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Tags: Nadine GoncalvesNeymarTiago Ramoslast_img read more

Highlights of 26 years of WEF on Africa

first_imgThe World Economic Forum (WEF) has been held for over 40 years, with Africa’s involvement and its interests at the heart of a dedicated annual continental forum since 1990. Here are some of the highlights from those 26 years in preparation for the forthcoming WEF on Africa to be held in Rwanda in May 2016.1990 and 1991WEF’s first Africa meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland in 1990, featuring participants from business, government and civil society, including many burgeoning economy policymakers and business leaders from South Africa.The priority was to gain international support for South Africa’s future, as a united front featuring both Thabo Mbeki, chief economic policy maker for the African National Congress (ANC), and the National Party government’s finance minister Barend du Plessis. They took the findings of the forum on a roadshow through Africa and major international financial centres to drum up support for a smooth economic transition to a democratic South Africa.The following year, the forum held again in Geneva, took a more pointed focus on the rest of Southern Africa, with the theme “Opportunities for Growth and Development in a Southern Africa in Transition”.1992Then South African President FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the three primary players in political and economic negotiations in South Africa, presented a united front at the 1992 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Mandela chose the occasion to make his first speech on South Africa’s economic future under the ANC and credited the forum with inspiring his reversal of ANC policy on nationalisation of the mining industry.1993This was the first year WEF on Africa was held in Cape Town. It was also the first time many of the world’s leaders, particularly African heads of state, visited South Africa. The country remained a regular host over the next 20 years.The 1993 event saw the creation of the ten-year Global Leaders of Tomorrow initiative that heralded the emergence of new economic players out of Africa, including some of the most prominent and powerful players in African affairs today such as Cyril Ramaphosa, Patrice Motsepe and Ugandan-born Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam.1998The 1998 event, held in Windhoek, Nambia, saw the launch of the first Africa Competitiveness Report, one of the world’s most vital economic barometers.Historic video: Nelson Mandela speaks at World Economic Forum in Davos, 1999. #Davos #WEF14SA— MediaClubSouthAfrica (@MediaClubSA) January 20, 20142000WEF in Durban, hosted by then-President Mbeki, saw the emergence of his African Renaissance concept that focused on regional integration for the continent.2001The rise of social entrepreneurs, and the founding of WEF’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship were some of the highlights from 2001. The Schwab Foundation brought acclaimed Africa-based social enterprises to international attention.2002Almost 150 global and regional companies doing business with Africa endorsed the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).2005The WE Forum of Young Global Leaders was launched, including 16 up-and- coming African economic players, some of whom were integral to the success of the 2005 WEF Africa summit.2008Under the theme, “Capitalising on Opportunity”, the 18th WEF on Africa focused on raising the quality of leadership and education to capitalise on the growing opportunities available because of the continent’s economic growth and significant decrease in conflict.2010With the largest gathering of African heads of state and over 1 000 global economic players from 85 territories, WEF on Africa celebrated its 20th Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, under the theme “Rethinking Africa’s Growth Strategy”. It re- evaluated global changes, such as the 2008 economic downturn, and its effects on African economies.2011The Grow Africa initiative, co-founded by the African Union Commission, Nepad and the WEF, was the hallmark of the 2011 Africa event, held in Cape Town. It focused on an African-owned, country-led, market-based and an inclusive approach to accelerating investment in sustainable growth with an emphasis on agriculture.2015The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa was held in Cape Town with the theme “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future”.With over 1 250 participants from business, politics, civil society, academia and the media, the forum was the largest WEF event ever held in Africa due to an increased number of female participants and young, economic minds from the continent.The milestone was seen as an indication of the unprecedented levels of commitment by global private-public economies to achieving Africa’s transformation. A continuing investment of over $10-billion (about R151-billion) in the Grow Africa initiative saw the creation of almost 60 000 agriculture jobs in 12 countries.Over 8-million smallholder farmers received assistance from the programme. The WEF Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative has also helped accelerate 23 cornerstone projects across the continent valued at $9.7 billion (about R145-billion).Source: World Economic Forumlast_img read more

SA author wins best world children’s book award

first_imgKiki, the big-haired hero of Anita Poupouroulis’s award-winning children’s book, ‘Oh, What a Tangle!’ (Image: By Anne Taylor26 November 2013South African author Anita Pouroulis has won a top international award at the China Children’s Book Fair in Shanghai for her picture book, Oh, What A Tangle! The book is illustrated by Monika Filipina Trzpil.The book fair, the first to be held in China, was held over two days in Shanghai earlier this month, and was attended by some of the biggest names in children’s publishing. Published by UK company Digital Leaf, Oh, What a Tangle! was awarded the Golden Pinwheel prize for best International original Picture Book.“These days there are many challenges facing small presses and it was a great thrill to show the rest of the world what we’ve achieved.” – Neil Jeffries, publisherA spokesperson for the Golden Pinwheel Awards said the prize was founded to encourage excellence in children’s publishing and promote cultural diversity and international exchange “while at the same time showcasing the leading edge of the children’s publishing industry, spreading the latest international children’s reading materials and raising the overall quality of children’s reading materials”.The story is about a young girl called Kiki, who has beautiful hair. “But she’s not really into brushing it and prefers to do more fun things like draw on her shoes or paint designs on her hands,” Pouroulis writes on her blog. “And so the usual tangle develops … But the things that happen as a result of this tangle are highly unusual and rather funny!”Digital Leaf, a children’s digital publisher, was formed in 2011 by Neil Jeffries and Dustin Brooks. It only started publishing books last year.Pouroulis grew up in Johannesburg, but now lives in Spain with her family. Oh, What a Tangle! has been translated into Spanish and Catalan.Oh, What A Tangle! has also been developed as an animated interactive app and is available from  iTunes and the Google Play store.last_img read more

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Tweaking Plans for a Minisplit System

first_imgHeating more than one room with a single unitOne ductless unit could be used to heat and cool the master bedroom and bath, GBA senior editor Martin Holladay says, but there are some caveats.“The answer depends on your expectations,” he says. “If the ductless unit is in the bedroom, then the temperature of the bathroom is likely to differ by a few degrees, especially if the bathroom door is kept closed for long periods of time.”Green Heron also wonders whether a single ductless unit could heat and cool the kitchen and living room if there is a 40-square-foot opening between the two rooms. According to Holladay, that would probably would work.As to the differences between calculated heating and cooling loads, he adds, it’s not unusual. “The equipment should be sized to meet the highest load,” Holladay says. Our expert’s opinionGBA technical director Peter Yost adds this:As usual, the expertise of our GBA Q&A regulars is thorough and impressive. I have just two points to add:First, getting all ducts and equipment into conditioned space is key. Crawl spaces are often “confused” spaces, neither completely in nor completely outside the building’s air and thermal boundaries. Getting mechanical systems sized right and delivering comfort often depends on eliminating this confusion.Second, achieving conditioned comfort means including latent load management, especially in a climate like Zone 2, and especially during part-load conditions. It’s hard to get either central forced air or minisplit heat pump systems to manage relative humidity adequately, even if they are properly sized for the total cooling load. At a minimum, make sure the sensible heat ratio (SHR) of all your units is 0.70 or less. But best practice means incorporating whole-house dehumidification into your mechanical system.Latent load management becomes even more important as we improve building enclosure performance; better enclosures mean longer shoulder seasons, when comfort is more about reducing indoor relative humidity than lowering dry bulb temperature. A smaller compressor might workThe load calculations as presented by Green Heron suggest that a 3-ton compressor would be wandering into the “overkill zone,” says Dana Dorsett. Each ton of capacity equals 12,000 Btu/h, so a 3-ton compressor’s maximum 36,000 Btu/h output is well above the 27,230 Btu/h heat load Green Heron has been given, and far beyond the calculated cooling load of 22,197 Btu/h.“There are 2-ton and 2.5-ton three-zone multi-splits out there that might be more appropriate for your loads than the 3-tonner,” he writes. “Most load calculations have a bit of built-in slop, overestimating the actual loads, and 3 tons of compressor for a calculated whole house cooling load of about 27,000 Btu/h is edging into the overkill zone (even if that were the actual load rather than a slightly padded number.)”One of Green Heron’s questions is whether a single 15,000 Btu/h unit could take the place of two 9,000 Btu/h units for the kitchen and living room, and here Dorsett suggests that the position of the head plays an important role.“The location of the ductless head and the direction it is blowing relative to larger archway or opening makes a difference in balancing temperatures,” he says. “Blowing directly toward the opening is far superior to having a head around the corner and directed elsewhere, counting on convection to drive the air exchange.“If the combined cooling load of the kitchen and living room is only 11,995 Btu/h, there’s no need to go for a 15,000 Btu/h head, since most 12,000 Btu/h wall coils are capable of delivering about 13,000 Btu/h of cooling into a 78°-80°F room,” Dorsett continues. “The minimum modulated output of the 15,000 Btu/h head needs to be compared to that of the 12,000 Btu/h head if you’re tempted to oversize. A 12,000 Btu/h ceiling cassette mounted in the kitchen ceiling near the opening between the rooms can work pretty well too.”Dorsett explains that most minisplit heads and cassettes can deliver more than their “rated” or “nominal” cooling capacity. For example, the Mitsubishi FH09 is rated when delivering 9,000 Btu/h but is “fully capable” of delivering up to 12,000 Btu/h of cooling. The FH06, rated at 6,000 Btu/h, can actually deliver 9,000 Btu/h, he says.“When looking at which and how many heads/cassettes to hang on a 2-ton or 2.5-ton compressor, see if you can’t get away with undersizing at the nominal rated output, by seeing if the maximum capacity still covers your 1% and 99% loads,” Dorsett says. Vented crawl space can be a problemGreen Heron lives in a muggy Climate Zone 2, on the Gulf Coast, and the 1,500-square-foot house has a mix of slab and vented crawl space foundations. Currently, the HVAC system’s return vent runs through the crawl space and into an unsealed cavity beneath the air handler.For a house of that size, Dorsett says, true cooling and heat loads should come in at less than 2 tons and under 20,000 Btu/h after air-sealing and insulation upgrades. A vented crawl space, however, can add a lot of latent load in a hot, humid climate.“In Zone 2A, if there is any air leakage on the return runs located in a vented crawl space, it’s dragging in a significant latent load into the cooling system,” Dorsett says. “Simply having the crawl space vented is also a significant latent load for the house.”At the very least, he adds, Green Heron should put down a vapor retarder over the ground in the crawl space and air-seal the foundation walls to limit the infiltration of outdoor air. “That brings the crawl space into the conditioned space,” he says. “The subfloor and joists will run drier, for low/no mold risk, and it should reduce the latent load measurably.”“I doubt that 2.5 tons would be undersizing, even if the crawl space is left vented,” Dorsett adds. “With the air handler and ducts all inside the pressure and thermal boundary of the house, your true total load would likely come in around 1.5 tons, give or take.” Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole HouseRules of Thumb for Ductless Minisplits Ductless Minisplits May Not Be As Efficient As We ThoughtHow To Buy a Ductless MinisplitCalculating Cooling LoadsThree Types of Heating and Cooling Loadscenter_img A GBA reader by the name of Green Heron has recommendations in hand from an HVAC contractor for heating and cooling a Climate Zone 2 house currently undergoing renovations. But he’s not sure whether the recommendations make sense.The contractor has proposed a four-zone system using a mix of ductless and ducted minisplits, Green Heron explains in a post in GBA’s Q&A Forum. A single 3-ton compressor would run the four indoor heads — two ducted units installed in the attic, and ductless units in both the kitchen and the living room.“I don’t like the idea of putting units in the attic,” Green Heron writes. “I’m also concerned about sizing. Seems like there’s less room for error with minisplits.”Green Heron has some questions about the specifics of the proposal, such as how difficult it would be to mount a ducted minisplit on a ceiling and run ducts through interior walls, and whether he could use a single ductless unit for both the living room and kitchen.Overall, the heating and cooling loads as calculated by a third party are giving Green Heron pause for thought. In some rooms, heating loads are twice as high as cooling loads. Taking the house as a whole, the heating load has been calculated at 27,230 Btu/h with a cooling load of 22,197 Btu/h. RELATED ARTICLES “As you see from the load calcs, some rooms have a big difference between cooling and heating loads,” Green Heron says. “If I size for the cooling load (due to my climate zone), some rooms won’t keep up with heating demand in the winter. If I size to the heating load, some rooms will be significantly oversized in the cooling season.”Are Green Heron’s concerns well placed? That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight.last_img read more

The Museum of Photographic Arts hosts Irving Penn Beyond Beauty

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Museum of Photographic Arts is currently hosting an exhibit called Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty.This is the only west coast stop and the last stop before it heads to the Smithsonian.Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and curated by Merry Foresta, the museum’s first Curator of Photography, is the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years, according to MOPA website.The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes and more private studio images.The exhibit is open through February 17th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.In the video it says admission is free. But, admission is pay what you wish. Updated: 1:26 PM Posted: January 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img January 3, 2019 The Museum of Photographic Arts hosts Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more