The Story Behind This Hospital Employee Who Was Named DarthVader at Birth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDarthvader Williamson may sound like a made-up name – but it’s actually the name on this guy’s birth certificate.Darthvader’s father, who was given the final vote on what to name his son, went with the Star Wars pseudonym as an homage to the movie trilogy antagonist. Darthvader, who is a surgery technician at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis, Tennessee, has received hundreds of requests for photos and autographs from visitors and patients who have discovered his unusual name.WATCH: Star Wars Composer Surprises Young Musicians on His Lawn He says he doesn’t mind, although, ironically, he claims not to be that big of a Star Wars fan.But the birth name is reportedly quite helpful in making his younger patients smile.(WATCH the cute video below)Use The Force: Click To Share With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Ceres Negros to face Myanmar’s Shan United in AFC CUP today

first_imgCeres-Negros and Shan United were too familiar with each other after battling thrice last year – first in the Champions League preliminary and in the AFC Cup group stage – all won by the Negrenses.However, much has changed for the Shan United as it has strengthened their lineup with Brazilians in Maycon, Dedimar, and Hedipo Conceicao to correct their narrow losses from last year.Ceres-Negros, meanwhile, added Bosnian Mahir Karic up front to reinforce their core and recent local signings in Jun Badelic, Dennis Villanueva, and Philippine Azkals mainstay Alvaro Silva.The Ceres-Negros and Shan United match is slated at seven in the evening and is scheduled to be shown live at 5Plus channel and on cable TV via Fox Sports 2./PN Bienvenido Maranon during Ceres-Negros FC’s practice session in preparation for their 2019 AFC Cup match against Myanmar’s Shan United tonight at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City. CERES NEGROS AFTER failing to qualify to the AFC Champions League, Ceres-Negros FC begins its campaign in the 2019 AFC Cup as it plays host to Myanmar’s Shan United tonight at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.Ceres-Negros head coach Risto Vidakovic said he is confident that they will perform better in the AFC Cup after assessing their mistakes during their 2-1 loss to Myanmar United in the first leg of AFC Champions League qualifier last month.“The game (against Myanmar United) was uncomfortable for us as that was our first game as a team since September (during the Copa Paulino Alcantara),” Vidakovic said. “But that was not an excuse.”“We have prepared for the AFC Cup and have made the necessary adjustments to perform better,” he added. “We expect another grinding match with both teams eyeing for maximum points in the opening day.”last_img read more

Brazil not settling for draw

first_imgPARIS (AP): A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes, aiming only to draw with Italy in the Group C match today at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes.“To play for a draw? I don’t like to enter a match thinking about that,” she said.Marta missed Brazil’s opening match against Jamaica because of a left-thigh injury, but the forward returned for a 3-2 loss to Australia. Marta scored a record 16th career tournament goal against Australia and became the first player to score in five Women’s World Cups.But Marta wants Selecao to advance to the round of 16, and coach Vadão agreed that a draw with Italy wasn’t part of the plan.“We always need to play; 90 minutes is an eternity to think about a draw right away,” he said. “But we also need to be smart, obviously, knowing that a draw is in the tournament regulations.”Brazil said yesterday that midfielder Formiga will not play, and Marta said overcoming the loss of her long-time teammate will be a challenge against Italy.“Formiga is an irreplaceable player. She is just different, from another planet, and the numbers won’t hide it,” Marta said. “But on the other hand, there comes an opportunity for younger players who can and want to show up their skills.”Marta, meanwhile, could be limited in playing time. She said she was healthy and wanted to help Brazil.“We won’t do anything crazy,” said Vadão. “We will talk at half-time to understand how she is feeling.”Italy are 2-0 and already through to the round of 16 after victories over Australia and Jamaica. Cristiana Girelli scored a hat-trick and Aurora Galli had two goals in the 5-0 rout of Jamaica that advanced Italy.The Italians need just one point against Brazil to win the group, but that could be secondary to freshening legs through roster rotations.last_img read more

HK “Rīga” has gone to Russia on the first trip of…

first_imgHK “Rīga” coaches will have 25 hockey players (3 goalkeepers, 8 guards and 14 attackers):goalkeepers – Reinis Liepiņš, Ēriks Vītols, Svens Sokolovskis;guards – Artūrs Andžāns, Artūrs Brikmanis, Emīls Ginters, Nikita Matejko, Rūdolfs Spilva, Harijs Šmits, Miks Tumānovs, Rolans Vasiljevs;attackers – Ričards Benislavskis, Aleksandrs Biškins, Kristers Brauns, Kārlis Bucenieks, Daņila Larionovs, Rihards Liģis, Gustavs Millers, Mikus Mintautišķis, Rūdolfs Polcs, Gļebs Prohorenkovs, Antons Siņegubovs, Kristaps Skrastiņš, Kasberts VrastorThe striker Nikita Sazko remained to train in Riga, the striker Deniss Fyodorov cannot go out due to illness.The attacker Jānis Švanenbergs, on the other hand, has to miss the first outing due to the current Russian entry rules.Goalkeeper Bruno Brūveris, defender Ernests Ošenieks and forward Patrick Zabusovs are training with the Riga “Dinamo” team.The away games will be available live on the HK “Rīga” team’s website – hkr.lv.HK “Rīga” away from the game (Latvian time):September 5, at 13:00, Moscow, MHK SPARTAK – HK RIGA;September 6, at 13:00, Moscow, MHK SPARTAK – HK RIGA;September 9, at 19:00, Novomoskovsk, MIKHAILOV ACADEMY – HK RIGA;September 10, at 19:00, Novomoskovsk, MIKHAILOV ACADEMY – HK RIGA;September 13, at 17:00, Moscow, KRASNAJA ARMY – HK RIGA;September 14, at 13:00, Moscow, KRASNAJA ARMY – HK RIGA;September 17, at 13:00, Mitišči, MHK ATLANT – HK RĪGA;September 18, at 19:00, Mitišči, MHK ATLANT – HK RĪGA.The head coach of the HK “Rīga” team this season will be Valērijs Kuļibaba, assisted by Sergejs Durdins and Nikolajs Žurkovs.Kuļibaba worked in the HK “Zemgale” / LLU team for the previous four seasons.Durdins has been an assistant coach in the HK “Mogo” team for the past four seasons, but Žurkovs will work for HK “Rīga” for the second season, performing the duties of a goalkeeper coach.last_img read more