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Stammer to sermon: A priest’s struggle with words

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStammer to sermon: A priest’s struggle with words “As a boy, I couldn’t say the word chemist. That’s when my difficult journey with words began.” Father Patrick Lagan would struggle to say certain words out loud and his stammer got progressively worse as he grew up. “I told myself I had a problem with my vocal chords,” the priest, who is usually based at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Londonderry, told BBC News NI. “I just couldn’t get certain words out. It leaves…

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Isaac Dogboe: Boxer’s struggle from Ghana to the UK and Madison Square Garden

Isaac Dogboe on meeting Prince Charles, sleeping in a gym and becoming world champion “My dad said ‘don’t phone your mum and tell her the problems we are going through’.” Boxer Isaac Dogboe is detailing a period of homelessness that pre-dated his rise to world champion. As he does so, his father Paul fights back tears just a few feet away. The 24-year-old, who describes himself as “born in Ghana, made in Britain”, can scarcely believe life has changed so much that he now gets to rub shoulders with Prince…

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John Allen Chau: Struggle to retrieve body of man killed by tribe

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho are the Sentinelese? Indian officials are facing a difficult task to retrieve the body of an American missionary reportedly killed by an endangered tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. A police boat faced off with Sentinelese tribesmen on Saturday but withdrew to avoid confrontation. John Allen Chau was said to have been killed with arrows when he landed on North Sentinel. He was trying to convert the protected people to Christianity. Who was US man killed in remote islands? The…

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Parents struggle to handle children’s tech habits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents let younger children use their tablets unsupervised in their bedroom Parents worry about how excessive mobile use is affecting their children but struggle to tame their tech habits, suggests a survey. It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were surveyed were concerned that using gadgets meant their children slept poorly. Others feared what tablet and phone use did to social skills (38%) and children’s mental health (32%). But many said they set a bad example with their own heavy…

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Telecom Italia gets new CEO but power struggle rages on

MILAN (Reuters) – Luigi Gubitosi’s appointment as Telecom Italia’s new chief executive lifted shares more than 4 percent on Monday as investors bet the veteran Italian manager could push through an aggressive shake-up of Italy’s biggest phone group. FILE PHOTO: Alitalia special commissioner Luigi Gubitosi, appointed CEO of Telecom Italia on Sunday, talks during a news conference at the Alitalia headquarters at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli – RC1EBA91C1A0/File Photo However, the change has not ended the battle raging at Telecom Italia between activist…

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Wayne Rooney: Ex-England captain says former players struggle with Three Lions’ success

Wayne Rooney won his 120th and final England cap against the United States on Thursday Some former England internationals “can’t come to terms” with the team’s current success, says Wayne Rooney. The Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals this summer before beating Spain in the Nations League in October. But Rooney, who earned his 120th and final cap in Thursday’s 3-0 win over the United States, suggested some ex-players are jealous. “That is wrong. I’m not like that,” said the 33-year-old ex-captain. “I’m a fan now. I want England…

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Lewis Hamilton top in Russian GP practice as Ferrari struggle

Final practice is live on the BBC Sport website and 5 live sports extra at 10:00 BST on Saturday Lewis Hamilton headed Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the Russian Grand Prix, as title rival Sebastian Vettel struggled. Hamilton pipped Bottas by 0.199 seconds while Vettel was fifth fastest in the Ferrari, 0.543secs off the pace. Vettel, who had a spin late in the session, starts the weekend 40 points behind Hamilton, with a maximum of 150 available over the remaining six races. The Red Bulls…

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Golf: Thomson takes lead in Denmark as Ryder Cup hopefuls struggle

(Reuters) – Jonathan Thomson fired the lowest round of his European Tour career to take the opening round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament on Thursday, while all three Ryder Cup hopefuls struggled to make an impact. Thomson, who equaled the course record in Hamburg last month, carded an eight-under-par 64 to lead the way at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club. The 22-year-old Englishman sank nine birdies to take a two-shot advantage as he battles to retain his playing privileges at 216th on the Race to Dubai. “It’s fantastic to…

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England v India: Virat Kohli hits century as Joe Root’s men struggle on day three

England face a huge challenge to save the third Test after a century from India captain Virat Kohli on day three, the hosts need 498 runs for an unlikely victory at Trent Bridge. READ MORE: Virat Kohli’s century puts tourists in control at Trent Bridge WATCH MORE: ‘That was painful’ – Bairstow fractures finger Available to UK users only. Source link

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