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One year after Casillas’ heart attack, this was his 366 days: “It was terror, drama and humor”

first_imgWith Porto. Golden Dragons Gala November 2019. It is one of the most emotional nights of the year for Porto. Casillas did not miss the appointment.Qatar. He was in Doha as one of the invited footballers to the Club World Cup final on December 21 between Liverpool and Flamengo (1-0). That match also served as a pistol shot for the 2022 World Cup.Federation candidateHis challenge, a challenge … He announced it in February. Its objective is clear: to continue being part of football. Help football from the offices. An idea that began to haunt his head, that he consulted his surroundings, his friends on the ball and decided to go ahead. “I present myself to the presidency of the FEF. Together we are going to put our Federation on a par with the best football in the world, that of Spain. We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. Thank you for the support, your strength encourages. ” Decision highly applauded and congratulated by coaches and world soccer players.The F.C. WellIn June 2019 he signed a collaboration agreement with F.C. Pozuelo. His objective, together with Carlos Cutropía, is to grow the institution with advice and implementation in management, sports planning and commercial-marketing plan.Without soccer, he chose paddle tennisHe said in one of his posts on Instagram: “It has been 11 months and 14 days since I did what I like the most.” Not being able to compete on a playing field, not being able to train, his sports time has been in the Porto gym and his paddle tennis matches with friends. He has killed the worm and has enjoyed shovel in hand.Friends timeMeals of friends. First was Cesc, was also with Puyol and Iniesta. Fernando Hierro is in his group of friends, he met with Dr. Martín’s gang. He received friends in Porto like Miguel Torres. Time well spent.Navalacruz and Corral de Almaguer. Navalacruz is his town, his summers as a child and there he has his best friends. The time he has had free has passed through this town in Avila. There he regains strength and gains optimism. Corral is Sara’s town. His other family, the same love …CoronavirusCharity campaign against WHO and FIFA COVID-19. WHO and FIFA have developed a campaign to fight COVID-19. Messi, Casillas, Ramos, Zidane, Cannavaro, Ronaldo, Pelé, Xavi, Buffon, Etoo, Karpin, Falcao, Puyol and many more have participated in several videos that have been recorded in 13 languages.With the Red Cross. He has participated with famous athletes from Spain in a Red Cross campaign to raise funds for the fight against the Coronavirus. Iker, Nadal, Gasol, Fernando Alonso, Garbiñe Muguruza, Carolina Marín … among others.Stockings backwards. That is the name chosen for your interview space on your Instagram account during this confinement. Míchel, Gonzalo Paciencia, Ronaldo or Cannavaro have gone through your questions.New TimesToday is the time to celebrate life with Sara, Martín and Lucas. Thus, the first 366 days have elapsed after a heart attack. He has a lot of life to live, many plans to make and many goals to complete. “Some things have changed, mainly in my head. I started to value moments more. Sometimes we, the players, do not value what we have and we do not believe that we can make many people happy. That has changed a little. You have to be realistic and the most important thing is my health. “ Word of Iker Casillas, word of captain, word of soccer legend. On May 1, 2019, Iker trained at El Olival (Porto training center). Suddenly, he felt a sharp, sharp pain in his chest. His mouth and arms also hurt. Nelson Puga, the team’s doctor, immediately recognized that this pain was a heart attack. He and a security person from the club mounted Iker in a car, Puga called the CUF hospital in Porto, a cardiology referral center, and asked for an operating room. “I have Casillas with a heart attack, he is going to need a catheterization.” Within an hour the situation was resolved and without danger to Casillas. The world of football turned upside down and sent millions of messages giving back everything he had sown before. Do Dragao, the Bernabéu, Anfield, honored him …“And so, without realizing it, a year. I am not one of those who looks at the road traveled. I do not usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life. It has been honestly exciting. It has had horror, drama, and certain doses of science fiction. And of course, humor! “Is how Iker remembers that day in his social accounts. The speed of Dr. Puga was decisive so that there were no sequels. From the first moment he was very aware of what had happened to him. 366 days have passed in which Iker has lived, has advanced, has struggled and has also been afraid. “I was afraid to walk, to sleep. At first I was more distressed and more nervous. I remember the first test in Spain that I almost fell apart, I passed out. It was three weeks ago and I was unconscious,” he confessed to Míchel. few days. And more fear because 15 days later Sara Carbonero, his wife, was detected a tumor. The two have overcome all adversities in these 366 days. Your healthDuring these 366 days, he has strictly followed the recommendations of the doctors. It has undergone monthly tests, exhaustive examinations. You have an appointment with your doctor when COVID-19 ceases. In March he did a stress test and it went well. They had arranged to meet in April, but the pandemic has delayed that appointment. “I think it will be difficult to play,” he says, about to turn 39 on May 20. But his future is full of plans.In PortoIt has been a year of testing, of living day by day. The ball was suddenly taken from him and he had to get used to the idea and think of new challenges. Porto left him his number, made him feel one more, in July appointed him a link between the squad, the coaching staff and the board. A way to stay close to soccer. Six months after that May 1, he started in the gym and on the grass, slow, aware of his situation … In October he received the award for the best goalkeeper in the NOS League last season. He has a contract until June 30, 2020. He has been confined in Foz, where he lives in Porto.Soccer ambassadorWith FIFA. Iker’s first public appearance after the big scare was at the 69th FIFA meeting in Paris. There he was reunited with colleagues and friends. Míchel Salgado, Hierro, Puyol, Nuno Gomes, Mijatovic, Kaka, Roberto Carlos and even… Mourinho. “I don’t usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life” With the League. On June 25 he was the godfather of the first promotion of the Business School League. Students with the intention of training in the world of sports.With UEFA. On November 30, he actively participated in the draw for Euro 2020 in Bucharest. It was part of the eleven that got the balls out of the draw. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP Iker Casillaslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter InterContinental Singa

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterInterContinental Singapore sets to redefine luxury at the heart of heritage Bugis with the launch of brand new guestrooms and public spaces with its multi-million dollar renovation project.FBEYE International, an award-winning interior design firm, was commissioned to embark on the 403-room hotel’s transformation following the successful revamp and launch of the Heritage rooms and suites in August 2011. The new spaces, including the hotel lobby, tower guestrooms and suites, fitness centre, European dining restaurant as well as lobby lounge, will showcase influences of the city’s rich heritage and multi-faceted cultures inspired by the vibrance of the surrounding locale, and at the same time incorporate the contemporary comforts desired by today’s modern traveller. Situated in proximity to cultural and heritage districts such as Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown, the newly launched spaces will not only embrace the rich heritage connection to local cultures, but will also breathe new life into the landmark hotel, which was established in 1995.The Deluxe Rooms, which make up a bulk of the guestrooms in the main tower, exude a residential charm with plush beddings and custom furnishings, and are specially designed with the pinnacle of luxury and elegance in mind. An inviting sanctuary within the city, the light-filled interior displays a harmonious blend of textures and colours, with silk-threaded wall coverings and panels against white walls, adorned with gold trimmings on the ceiling for an added touch of luxury. The refreshed heritage-inspired design extends across all 338 guestrooms of the main tower.The comprehensive renovation project also includes the hotel’s European dining restaurant and lobby lounge.Owing to the clever use of lighting, the dynamic space where the revamped European dining restaurant, Ash & Elm sits, transforms throughout the day, taking the ambience from a chic breakfast buffet to a stylish dining destination by night. The skylight canopy which runs the length of the dining area provides a sense of movement, as glimmers of natural daylight provides an ever-changing colour palate to the space in the day. The Lobby Lounge is an elegant space comprising a delightful lounge seating area that radiates an ambience of old-world charm. Lofty white-washed colonial pillars stand juxtaposed with customised period-pieces of furniture, offset with injections of contemporary elements such as lounge chairs upholstered in stylish hues of duck egg blue and a rich palette of rusts and greens on the carpet.Experience redefined luxury amidst the heart of heritage Bugis at InterContinental Singapore with their Opening Room offer. Rest and relax in elegantly redesigned guestrooms and relish a variety of dining options including European dining at Ash & Elm, exquisite Chinese at Man Fu Yuan, or an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the charming Lobby Lounge, with S$50 worth of dining credits each stay. With convenience of location, and the arts and cultural districts located at your doorstep, take time also to explore and discover the precinct that brims with heritage.Priced from S$350 per room per night, Discover Heritage includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room or Premier Suite, daily buffet breakfast, S$50 dining credit for use at all hotel-operated dining outlets (excludes in-room dining, Chikuyotei and Baker & Cook), complimentary internet connectivity, and late check-out till 4pm (subject to availability). Guests who book the Premier Suite will also enjoy the Club InterContinental experience, which includes exclusive access to the Club InterContinental Lounge where Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails will be available, alongside comprehensive business services and a host of other exquisite privileges.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more