Raheem Sterling has revealed his incredible journey from helping his mother clean hotel toilets to becoming an England World Cup star. Writing for The Players’ Tribune website, Sterling has described his move from Jamaica as a five-year-old and his upbringing in London before rejecting Arsenal to start his football career at Queens Park Rangers. Sterling wrote: “When I was two years old, my father was murdered. That shaped my entire life. Not long after that, my mum made the decision to leave me and my sister in Jamaica and go to England so she could get her degree and give us a better life. “I didn’t realise it at the time, but my mum was hustling in her own way, trying to make a better life for us. When I was five years old, we moved to London to be with her, and that was kind of a tough time because the culture was very different from what I was used to and we didn’t have much money. My mum always made sure we had what we needed, but let’s just … [Read more...] about Raheem Sterling: My journey from helping mum clean hotel toilets to playing for England at a World Cup
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Debbie Carlson Chicago Tribune Published 11:18 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Spring cleaning is the time to tackle those places we usually ignore during our routine home tidying. Cleaning professionals say to divide your focus between the secondary areas of the home and the machines that do the usual cleaning. Caring for these products now can make spring cleaning more efficient. “It seems like it’s more work (to take care of these items), but at the end of the day, if you’re cleaning with a product that is cleaning better, you’re going to save time,” said Julien Levesque, associate director of category management at SharkNinja. 1. Dishwasher and washing machine. Both of these machines can suffer from hard-water buildup and limescale, especially since they’re on duty several times during the week. Kelly Tucker, a cleaning expert at the Institute of Home Science and Maytag, says Affresh ($5.38, Lowe’s) removes the limescale and mineral buildup, … [Read more...] about Tips: 5 areas to tackle during spring cleaning
ODESSA - The trees were so heavy with oranges that their limbs stooped to the ground, the scent of their blossoms distracting drivers who rolled their windows down. Their branches were so thick with leaves and clumped with fruit that deer would tangle their antlers in them. Adam Burchenal couldn’t say no 11 years ago when his grandfather offered him a job here, at Cee Bee’s Citrus Emporium.In the beginning, he was the manager of the juice room. When Adam reported for work in the mornings, the sunlight was golden on the orange rinds. Some 15,000 trees painted long shadows on the 300 acres of farmland where Hillsborough County bumps up against Pinellas and Pasco.He spent his days watching the oranges blur into a pulpy slush, scraping the dregs at the machine’s bottom into the best Popsicles he had ever tasted. Before a date, Adam would pick out a shirt and pants and leave them for hours in the juice room, his secret cologne.But that was a long time ago, and now the … [Read more...] about Florida scientists are working to solve greening. They were too late for Cee Bee’s.
U2 and Justin Timberlake had the opportunity to be exposed to Oklahoma music history during one of the biggest weeks in the BOK Center’s 10-year history.The superstar artists didn’t have to listen to a lecture or step into a classroom for a music history lesson. All they had to do was step into one of the BOK Center’s green rooms. There are three green rooms (backstage waiting rooms) and they recently got makeovers. Each of the green rooms was refurbished to pay tribute to an Oklahoma music legend. Leon Russell. Garth Brooks. Woody Guthrie.“The three green rooms are just part of a whole effort we have locally to create a really memorable vibe for our visitors and our entertainers who are coming here,” BOK Center general manager Jeff Nickler said.“Over the past year, we have done a lot of really cool behind-the-scenes upgrades to really curate a memorable Tulsa-themed experience for people when they are here on site, because you have to imagine a lot … [Read more...] about Saluting legends: New BOK Center green rooms pay tribute to Oklahoma music icons
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — A community clean-up event to mark Earth Day brought together more than 2,000 volunteers from associations, organisations and universities besides local residents, who picked up garbage at 12 locations in HCM City yesterday morning. The event, dubbed “Live responsibly: Reduce Plastic Pollution”, sought to raise public awareness of the negative impacts of littering and trash in Việt Nam, and highlight the importance of individual responsibility for the environment. It called on people, especially the future generations, to start by doing the smallest acts in their daily life to achieve a healthier and more sustainable living environment. It was organised by the Keep Việt Nam Clean and Green Organisation in collaboration with the Việt Nam Youth Federation, American Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam, US consulate in HCM City and many companies. Garbage was picked up in public areas such as parks, residential … [Read more...] about Volunteers clean up nation on Earth Day