Brazil Expects to Have a Million Latin American Volunteers for 2014 World Cup

first_img Brazil hopes to count on a million volunteers for the 2014 World Cup, of which 950,000 will be recruited in other Latin American countries, so they can assist tourists during the event, the Minister of Sports said on January 22. The government launched the program Volunteer Brazil to select volunteers that will work in unofficial areas, such as airports and tourist hotels and resorts during the 2013 Confederations Cup, and the World Cup a year later. “Volunteering is essential for the success of these events, not only in the operational field, but also in the streets,” said Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo at the inauguration ceremony in Brasilia. The program will select 7,000 volunteers for the Confederations Cup, and later 4,900 will join to work at the opening and closure ceremonies only. The goal is to gather 50,000 for the World Cup, although according to Rebelo, this number could reach one million through other programs. “We would like our Mercosur neighbors to participate; we would like countries that speak Portuguese, and all parts of the population to join. The Federal Government will provide 50,000; however, we would like to increase that number to 950,000 for the 2014 World Cup,” Rebelo said, without providing further details. The recruiting process is different from FIFA’s process last year. These volunteers, who will be in stadiums and official venues, are already in training for the Confederations Cup. From June 15 to 30, Brazil will host the Confederations Cup, which is considered a sort of major rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup. For the first stage of the program in 2013, the government will spend $14.7 million. By Dialogo January 24, 2013last_img read more

Pjanic recovers from the Coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Suarez agrees Atletico terms Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Miralem Pjanic has recovered from the coronavirus and will soon join his new club Barcelona.He announced a little over two weeks ago that he was positive for coronavirus, and that he had to spend 14 days in isolation. When it comes to symptoms, Pjanic lost his sense of smell and taste, but he did not have a temperature.Before leaving for Barcelona, he will be tested once again, to confirm that everything is fine.Pjanic missed the gathering of the national team and the matches of the League of Nations with Italy and Poland precisely because of the positive test for coronavirus.Tags: BarcelonaCoronavirusMiralem Pjaniclast_img read more

Man United Beat Crystal Palace to Lift FA Cup

first_imgUnited lost Smalling to a second yellow card for hauling back Yannick Bolasie in extra time – but Lingard took the trophy to Old Trafford when he lashed home a first-time strike from Damien Delaney’s half-clearance after 110 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United came from behind and survived Chris Smalling’s sending-off to beat Crystal Palace and win the FA Cup at Wembley through Jesse Lingard’s extra-time strike. As Wembley was awash with growing speculation this this would be Louis van Gaal’s final match as United manager, he was able to add English’s football’s most glamorous cup to his honours list.United looked on course to end the season empty-handed as well as missing out on Champions League football when substitute Jason Puncheon’s powerful far-post finish put Palace ahead with 12 minutes left.It was harsh on United, who had hit the woodwork through Marouane Fellaini and Antony Martial, but they responded within four minutes with a brilliant run from Wayne Rooney that ended with Juan Mata scoring from close range.last_img read more

Argonia and Caldwell volleyball teams advance to state tournaments

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Caldwell and Argonia, both top seeds in their respective volleyball regionals, are on their way to state!CALDWELL:Caldwell won the Class 1A Div. 1 sub-state volleyball tournament in South Haven. Caldwell had a bye in the first round. After South Haven defeated Central Burden in an exciting three-game match 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, the Sumner County rivals squared off in the second round. Caldwell would win  25-17, 25-12.The Lady Bluejays then played a tough three-game match with Cedar Vale-Dexter. After losing the first match 25-22, Caldwell would come back and win 25-15, and 25-12 to go to state.Caldwell, now at 36-3, will play in the Class 1A Division 1 state volleyball tournament in Hays. The Bluejays are the No. 1 seed with a 36-3. The Jays will play a round robin with Lacrosse 16-20, Spearville 29-6, and Goessel 32-8. On the bottom half of the bracket it will be Hoxie 35-3, Scandia-Pike Valley 25-23, Centralia 34-5, and Waverly 30-8.The top two teams of each bracket will advance to the championship round on Saturday. For the state tournament bracket click here.ARGONIA: Going in as the only team with a winning record, the 31-5 Argonia team, had little trouble winning the Chetopa Class 1A Division II sub-state. Argonia received an open bye in the first round. In the second, Argonia beat Colony-Crest 25-7, 25-4. In the championship game, Argonia beat Buffalo-Altoona-Midway 25-4, 25-6.Argonia will now go to the Class 1A Div. II state tournament at Fort Hays State University. Argonia, 34-5, will be the No. 3 seed in the Pool II bracket. Sharon Springs 34-4 , Attica 21-16, and Logan 24-12 are in the same bracket as Argonia. In the Pool 1 bracket it will be Baileyville B&B 37-3, Ingalls 18-18, Beloit-St. Johns/Tipton 28-8 and Dighton 27-12.The top two teams of each bracket will advance to the championship round on Saturday. For the state tournament bracket click here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH U21’S DEFEAT LETTERKENNY GAELS IN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NotesFootballAfter securing the under 21 B title last year Aodh Ruadh made an impressive return to the a grade with a convincing 1-14 to 1-6 win over Letterkenny Gaels in Father Tierney Park last Tuesday evening. The homesters faced into a tight wind in the first half and made the most of their opportunities to go in leading by 1-6 to 1-2 at the break.Niall Murray was the man with the goal, a reaction volley from the edge of the area. Aodh Ruadh capitalised on the wind at the start of the second half, playing some smart football to run up seven unanswered points and definitely take the game from the Letterkenny lads’ grasp. It was a win built on a fine defensive display with Colm Kelly impressing at full back and Eamonn McGrath and Pauric Patton not far behind. Up front David McGurrin and Ronan McGurrin were the cutting edge, accounting for eight points between them, with Jamie McDonald and Ryan Granaghan also causing considerable problems for the visitors. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. A gutsy away win by the Aodh Ruadh minors sees them take Naomh Conaill to a third game in their first round championship contest. Ballyshannon turned over a six point second half deficit to run out 1-15 to 2-9 winners. The Ernesiders goal arrived from the piston-driven boot of Nathan Boyle in a first half where the visitors were well on top until the dying moments. Naomh Conaill hit the net just before the half-time whistle and the managed to goal again directly from the kick-out to leave the half time score 2-6 to 1-6 in their favour. It got worse before it got better for Ballyshannon, Glenties reeling off three points early in the second half to put six between the sides. However Aodh Ruadh took control in the last 20 minutes and hit nine unanswered points to take it to the third game. Shane McGrath initiated the comeback, pointing after a one two with Philip Patton from a free. Patton finished as Aodh Ruadh’s top scorer with six points, one of them an exceptional effort just in from the sideline 30 metres out. Oisín Roper and Colm Kelly were among the scorers as the Ernesiders rallied with Conal Sweeny also hitting a point coming off the bench. Cookie O’Halloran put himself in with a good shout for the man of the match accolades. He was industry personified, constantly breaking up Glenties attacks and sending Aodh Ruadh off on the offensive. Eddie Lynch also starred in the defence in a game where every Ballyshannon man showed real bottle to secure the win. As things stand now, it is unlikely that the play-off game will happen before Donegal minors exit the All-Ireland championship, so an extended lay off is in prospect, but the play-off is sizing up to be an epic encounter and we whouldThe under 16s are down to travel to Dungloe in the championship first round second leg this Friday, 22nd August with the throw in at 7.30pm. Ballyshannon already have a 5-11 to 2-15 win from the first leg under their belt. Also on the radar is the divisional league final against Ardara next Monday, venue and time to be confirmed.The under 13s have endured a tough start to their season, losing 6-15 to 3-7 against Ardara before going down to Killybegs on a scoreline of 1-6 to 6-16. They will be hoping to turn things around when they host Saint Naul’s this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. Throw in for that game is 6.30pm.It was a disappointing night for the Aodh Ruadh under 12s. In poor conditions for football they were unable match a strong Naomh Conaill side in the Southern League final at Davy Brennan Memorial Park. The homesters eventually ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 3-20 to 0-2. The juniors continued their rich vein of form however, winning their game well.The under 10s blitz in Ardara was postponed so training will be at the usual time of 6.30pm this Wednesday. We will have a blitz in Donegal town this Saturday with Four Masters, Naomh Bríd and Bundoran providing the opposition. We will be looking for parents/guardians to assist with transport. All players and parents/guardians able to help with transport are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park. We will be departing Ballyshannon at 10.00am sharp.The under 8s were in Dunkineely on Saturday at a blitz. The juniors had two good wins against Dungloe and Naomh Ultan. While the seniors mightn’t have got the scores their play deserved they put in a really strong committed performance and did themselves huge credit. We had great 22 players down in Dunkineely, but with Dungloe and Naomh Ultan thinner on numbers we weren’t able to give all the lads as much football as we would have liked. We will have a few more blitzes before the end of the season and we aim to ensure everyone gets plenty of football before we wrap up. Thanks are due to the Naomh Ultan club for their hospitality on the day too. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Killian Bradshaw, Eoin Cassidy, Tommy Clyne, Ronan Delahunty, Eoin Doogan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Cormac Finnegan, Tom Holland, Donagh Kelly, Micheál Keown, Hugh Óg Maguire, Jack McCadden, Cian McDonald, Garvey Meade, James Monaghan, Tom Murphy, Ted O’Donnell, Conor O’Mahoney, Daire O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and James Ward.Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm. HurlingThe under 12s suffered another defeat at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Thursday. Still without a number of players for a variety of reasons it was an improved performance against a strong team who pulled away in the second half after a very even first half. They are away to Four Masters this week.The under 16s play Saint Eunan’s in the league semi-final in O’Donnell Park tomorrow night, Tuesday. The Letterkenny men are a very good outfit and a tough battle lies ahead for our lads, but as always they will give it everything they have, throw in at 7.15pm.On Sunday our under 10s took part in the all-county blitz in Convoy. unfortunately only two other teams took part in the blitz and Aodh Ruadh recorded victories over Burt and Setanta. Thanks to all the parents who drove the lads to Convoy your support is much appreciated. Unfortunately there was no under 8 blitz as Aodh Ruadh and Burt were the only teams who were going to take part. Hopefully the next blitz on 14th September will be better attended.BingoThe winner of last week’s €400 jackpot was Majella Gethins of Tullyhorky. Bingo this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10 for full book, €5 for a half book.LottoThere was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €1,900. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 9, 15, 16 and 18. In the lucky dip €40 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; €20 went to Ann Ward, Erne Dale Heights; Bridie Killalea, Carricknahorna; and Mary McElwaine, Cashelard. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,000 takes place at 8.30pm in Owen Roe’s bar on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH U21’S DEFEAT LETTERKENNY GAELS IN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more