Saturday, December 10, 2011

HAMBURG TO HOST 2011 MATCH AGAINST POVERTY



UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zinedine in action during the 2010 Match Against Poverty©Getty Image

UEFA- Some 30 international stars will join Brazilian and French greats Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the ninth UEFA-supported Match Against Poverty in Hamburg on Tuesday, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Ronaldo and Zidane are Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and are putting together a team of famous players for a friendly match at the Hamburg Arena against an all-star side from Hamburger SV (kick-off 19.05CET). These top names include Fabio Cannavaro, Luís Figo, Pavel Nedvěd and Didier Drogba, while the likes of Jörg Albertz, Sergej Barbarez and Richard Golz will turn out for the Bundesliga club.

The annual Match Against Poverty seeks to mobilise the public to fight against poverty and promote action on the UN's Millennium Development Goals – eight internationally agreed goals designed to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. Ronaldo and Zidane have been the driving force behind the Match Against Poverty since its inception in 2003.

This year, organisers and players have joined the global effort to address the crisis in the Horn of Africa, where more than 13 million people have been left in need by famine, drought, conflict and high food prices. Two thirds of the match proceeds will go towards the UN's attempt to address the ongoing food crisis, while HSV will donate the remaining funds towards diverse community development projects focused on sports, youth, education and protection of the environment, and corporate social responsibility among its sponsors and partners.


UEFA President Michel Platini said: "I am greatly encouraged to see that the ninth edition of the Match Against Poverty takes place in an iconic European stadium – the Hamburg Arena – and will again feature such great football ambassadors as Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane.

"I am a firm believer that football can play a key role in highlighting problems in society and helping to find solutions. This match, in support of the fight against poverty and promoting action on the eight Millennium Development Goals, is a great example of this and I wish them the best of luck."

Revenue from the eight previous Matches Against Poverty has benefited projects in more than 27 developing countries, including recent recovery efforts in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.


Tickets range from €8 to €20 and are available on
www.hsv.de/ticket.

To donate to the Horn of Africa crisis, visit
  undp.org/hornofafrica.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ADAMARI LOPEZ AND TONI COSTA VERY MUCH IN LOVE

By Alejandra Rodríguez



Adamari Lopez and Spanish dancer Toni Costa can no longer hide their feelings for one another. They tried to deny that they are dating but, they cannot hide that they are truly very much in love.

In fact, Toni has left everything in his native Spain, and looks like he has settled permanently in Miami to be close to the woman who stole his heart.  



Adamari and Toni met on the hit Spanish-language dance show 'Mira Quien Baila!' and when they danced together a very sensual tango, they couldn't contain the fire within themselves, kissing each other at the end of their performance on the tv show. That reaction was not part of the scrip!

I am personally happy for her, now the ex of the popular Puerto Rican singer and composer Luis Fonsi is happily in love again. She definitely is a woman who deserves the best in life and today, She is on top of the world!

This is the Tango that started their romance! 



Sunday, December 4, 2011

MIGUEL COTTO RETAINS TITLE WITH A GREAT PERFORMANCE WINS BY TKO

By Tony Franco
Last night at the legendary Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto from Puerto Rico defeated Antonio Margarito from México to retain his Junior-Middle Weight Title with a TKO at the end of the 9th inning.

Cotto won all the rounds and was ahead by 7 points in all the cards of the 3 judges. Margarito´s right eye was completely closed by the 7th round. His eye was checked between rounds and at the end of the 9th inning, the ring doctor Anthony Curreri advised the referee Steve Smoger  to stop the fight, and even though Margarito pleaded him to continue the fight, Smoger stopped the main event and did not let the 10th round begin to prevent further damage to Margarito´s eye.