Alejandro Sanz Buys Mattresses for Street Youths in Mexico City

first_imgBy Dialogo March 05, 2010 Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz visited a youth shelter in the Mexican capital and donated new mattresses for its sixty residents, the charitable foundation CIE announced. Sanz, who began the Latin American leg of his “Paradise Tour” in Mexico this week, shared a meal of tacos with the residents of the “Coruña Center” shelter, who are between thirteen and twenty-one years old. In order to welcome the artist, the young people decorated a wall with the singer’s face in graffiti style. The young people may spend up to a year at the center, sometimes more, preparing to reenter society and undergoing rehabilitation for addictions, if they have any. In Mexico City 2,759 young people have been identified as living in the street, 81% of them between eighteen and thirty-nine years old. Most are male, single, and with an elementary education. More than half come from other states within the country, according to official figures distributed by CIE. 28% are unemployed, and the remainder work in informal occupations such as vending, construction, garbage collection, and cleaning windshields. One out of two uses a substance like alcohol, marijuana, or solvents. At the same time as the singer’s visit, a multinational food company made a donation of 200,000 pesos (around 15,515 dollars) for another project at the shelter. This is the second occasion that Sanz has collaborated with the CIE Foundation, since in April 2007 he visited a women’s prison, where he sang for the 1,500 inmates and donated clothing for the children living with some of them, books, and a computer. The CIE Foundation, which has worked with artists such as Shakira and Juanes, is an offshoot of the Ibero-American Entertainment Corporation (CIE), dedicated to organizing shows in various Latin American countries.last_img read more

Opening night for United Rebel Sprint Series is less than a month away

first_imgThen on Saturday, April 6, the tour will head southwest to the beautiful Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City to battle the local Precise Racing DCRP Sprints for their first of six events atop promoter Tommie Estes Jr.’s palace. This event will pay $700 to win.  It will all kick off on Friday, April 5, as the tour makes the first of three scheduled appearances at 81 Speedway in Park City for the track’s ninth annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout. The series is excited to become a part of this annual event and with a huge thank you to Precise Rac­ing Products, this event will pay the URSS Friday night winner $800. OBERLIN, Kan. – The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series’ 14th consecutive season is set to kick off in less than a month, with a two-night IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car twinbill at two differ­ent tracks in Kansas.center_img As race season is fast approaching, keep track of all-things-happening with URSS by accessing their official website and their official Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Questions can also be answered by calling 785 475-7010.last_img read more

Mourinho praises goalscorer Sanchez but ticks off quiet fans

first_imgAfter first ticking off supporters following a home win against Leicester back in August, and then in programme notes before a clash with Everton a month later, Mourinho again felt the need to point out that the Old Trafford crowd is big, but shy.“It’s not Portsmouth,” he said. “I remember Portsmouth in the Premier League. It was such a small stadium that the atmosphere there was incredible. Here the atmosphere is a bit quieter, ours is not very enthusiastic but the players love playing here.“Paul is a fantastic player and no doubt for me one of the most talented players in the world but to sit on the bench for one day is not the end of the world.”Mourinho also used his post-match press conference to confirm that Marouane Fellaini is likely to be out until March after knee surgery.Ahead of kick-off, there was an impeccably observed minute’s silence to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, which falls on Tuesday, before the first half ended goalless after a physical Huddersfield team did all they could to keep United out.Most of their tackles were borderline legal as Sanchez, Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia were all roughed up while one challenge on Scott McTominay was particularly harsh.Sanchez got into the game more as it progressed and tested Jonas Lossl from 20 yards but David Wagner’s side were determined to play for a point and often had all 11 men behind the ball to frustrate the home team.However, after the break, Huddersfield’s resistance ended, when Mata delivered an inch-perfect cross for Romelu Lukaku, who volleyed home from close range.Midway through the second half, Sanchez was clumsily fouled by Michael Hefele on the edge of the box and although his initial spot kick was saved, he calmly followed up the rebound to finish off Huddersfield as they fell into the bottom three for the first time this term.“We wanted to be stable and compact and frustrate Man United for as long as we could,” Wagner said. “Unfortunately, that was not long enough. Defensively I saw everything I wanted to see and work ethic, desire and togetherness.“Unfortunately we were not able to create defensive moments. In the end it was a fair result.”Share on: WhatsApp “He’s a humble guy who doesn’t forget where he started and I’m pretty sure when he was playing in Chile he had difficult places to play with difficult performers and he’s quite used to it.”Apart from Sanchez’s brilliance, the other talking point at Old Trafford was Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba following United’s damaging defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek.Mourinho said there had been no falling out with Pogba but he has risked annoying United’s fans after again criticising the volume levels inside Old Trafford. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Alexis Sanchez after the former Arsenal man scored his first goal for his new club in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at a “quiet” Old Trafford on Saturday.Entertainment was in short supply at Old Trafford despite the victory but Mourinho chided the home fans for not supporting his players loudly enough.However, one genuine positive for United was the performance of Chile international Sanchez, who shone brightest on an afternoon on which Huddersfield were not shy in targeting the slightly built Chilean.Yet despite watching his new signing get repeatedly clattered all afternoon, Mourinho said the goalscorer could handle it as United reduced the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League to 13 points“Alexis is a fantastic player but not a prima donna,” Mourinho said.last_img read more

Brave India lose late on to Oman

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6etwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E99hi3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xnzrWould you ever consider trying this?😱brb991Can your students do this? 🌚kiy2Roller skating! mt7See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morej75Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1qojHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbgkA visualization of how Karma works 91fhi6rrPowered by Firework Skipper Sunil Chhetri’s strike wasn’t enough for India as they went on to lose 1-2 to Oman, in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati on Thursday. Oman scored twice through a Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar brace, both of which came in the final eight minutes of the match.Advertisement Earlier though, India dominated the first half with more shots and possession with the 35-year-old Indian captain, put them ahead on the 24th minute mark with his 72nd goal for the Blue Tigers. Meanwhile, Omani left winger Mandhar, flicked the ball past Indian keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to restore parity in the 82nd minute. More disappointment followed after he completed his brace in the 89th minute silencing the vocal fans at the stadium.Advertisement Ashique Kuruniyan, who returned to the Indian squad after a while following his injury, created problems for the Oman defence with his pace down the left flank. He was fouled by Abdulaziz Al Ghailani during one of his runs and India earned a free kick on the edge of the box. Brandon Fernandes took the set-piece quickly and passed the ball in the middle of the box and Chhetri fooling his marker, scored with his left-foot, much to the celebration of the Indian fans. Prior to that, an effort from Udanta Singh was denied in the 15th minute by the crossbar and central defender Sandesh Jhingan failed to head the ball home from a corner taken by Anirudh Thapa in the 20th minute.Oman pressed quite hard in the closing stages of the first half, with Gurpreet blocking an Ahmed Kano header in the 43rd minute keeping India’s lead intact for a while. However, the visitors had the last laugh as they made a strong fightback in the second period leaving both the Indian players and fans frustrated.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more