Buffon, portero símbolo del fútbol italiano, cumple veinte años en el campo

El portero Gianluigi Buffon cumple hoy 20 años jugando en la Serie A, la primera división del fútbol italiano, en los que los que ha ganado seis campeonatos ligueros y siete Supercopas.

Buffon, portero símbolo del fútbol italiano, cumple veinte años en el campo

Listas las diez sedes para la Copa América Centenario en Estados Unidos

Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Ángeles, Nueva York, Orlando, Filadelfia, Phoenix, San Francisco y Seattle son las sedes elegidas para albergar los partidos de la Copa América Centenario, que se jugará en Estados Unidos del 3 al 26 de junio de 2016, anunciaron hoy la Concacaf y la Conmebol.

Listas las diez sedes para la Copa América Centenario en Estados Unidos

Adidas pide limitar el período del presidente de la FIFA y otras reformas

El presidente de Adidas, Herbert Hainer, ha pedido que se limite el período de mandato del presidente de la FIFA y de otros altos directivos, así como la introducción de un límite de edad para determinados cargos y otras reformas estructurales.

Adidas pide limitar el período del presidente de la FIFA y otras reformas

Denuncian amenaza bacteriológica en lagunas que rodean el Parque Olímpico

La presencia de cianobacterias, que colorean de verde las aguas del conjunto de lagunas de Barra de Tijuca, en Río de Janeiro, no son sólo problema ambiental y estético, sino que pueden suponer un contratiempo “dramático” de cara a los Juegos Olímpicos, dijo el biólogo Mario Moscatelli.

Denuncian amenaza bacteriológica en lagunas que rodean el Parque Olímpico

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to cleanup the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once again flooded the site.

The deluge came just days after an estimated 80,000 gallons of standing water was pumped out.

There is, perhaps, twice as much water now, a foot high in some parts.

“It’s a problem regardless if we down here or not,” Hines, a 60-year-old longtime resident of the camp, said.

The rains sent those living here up a hillside after dark in a mad dash for dry land as tents, sleeping bags and personal belonging washed out.

Vickie Barber stared in disbelief at the devastation, asking for help resupplying the basics such as canned food, water, clothes and shoes.

Barber’s bicycle was still upright in the water the next morning, but the thought of retrieving it filled her with dread.

“Someone told me not to go in, I might catch pneumonia or something,” she said.

But volunteers said they are committed to fixing the problem for good, even if city, county and state officials continue to be unresponsive to the potential public health threat.

“We’ll get it done,” Jerry Deyton, pastor of The Way ministry, said. “There’s some real good people in Gainesville.”

The homeless camp lies in a natural drainage course along railroad tracks.

However, the water typically flows through a drain adjacent to a poultry plant and then down into a ditch.

But clogs in these stormwater pipes have backed things up.

A man was seen digging a trench at the camp Thursday as a way to redirect the floodwater, but his efforts were met with little progress.

Barber said she has not seen any public officials visit the camp since the flooding began a few weeks ago.

Inquiries from The Times to Gainesville, Hall County and DOT officials were unanswered Thursday morning.

Deyton said he is looking into how to clear the pipes himself before moving on to cleaning up the camp’s debris: waterlogged couches and mattresses, litter, muddied clothes.

“We’re going to see it through,” he added.

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Erwin Saavedra no entrenó y es duda para enfrentar a The Strongest

El volante Erwin Saavedra es duda en el onceno de Bolívar, debido a una contractura en la pierna izquierda tras los cotejos que disputó con la selección boliviana, por las eliminatorias sudamericanas. Saavedra se reincorporó esta mañana a los entrenamientos de la academía y le realizaron algunos exámenes para determinar el grado de la lesión.

Erwin Saavedra no entrenó y es duda para enfrentar a The Strongest

El clásico sin Iker ni Xavi, el relevo lo toman Ramos e Iniesta

El clásico del fútbol español vivirá este sábado un nuevo capítulo de esta encarnizada rivalidad. Entre otras cosas, será especial porque será el primero en mucho tiempo sin Iker Casillas y Xavi Hernández, santo y seña de ambos clubes que encaminaron sus carreras en Portugal y Catar. La jerarquía indica que el testigo pasa a manos de Sergio Ramos y Andrés Iniesta.

El clásico sin Iker ni Xavi, el relevo lo toman Ramos e Iniesta

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

Friends and family are remembering a Christian man who was always positive, showed love even when he didn’t agree with others and helped many of them dress well.

Johnson started A.D. Mathis Custom Clothing in Gainesville in 1992. John Lilly moved to Gainesville that same year and said he “dressed like Bozo the clown” before he met Johnson.

“He taught me how to dress professionally,” Lilly said.

Lilly said Johnson also taught him how to consider another person’s point of view and stay calm in tense situations.

Dick Baxter worked with Johnson at Young Life in the 1970s, and Johnson introduced Baxter to his future wife.

He recalled going to dinner with Johnson, who would introduce himself to everybody in the restaurant.

“He never met anybody he didn’t want to know,” Baxter said.

Diane Magnus, whose father Loyd Strickland was instrumental in bringing Young Life to Hall County, said Johnson became like a brother to her when he moved to Gainesville in 1976 to work for Young Life. Through the years, that friendship extended to Magnus’ husband, children and grandchildren.

Because of Johnson’s genuine nature, Magnus said, his impact on others was widespread.

“I thought of him as a brother,” Magnus said. “So did a lot of people.”

Johnson is survived by his wife, Amy, and daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Virginia.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1379 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

La corrupción en la FIFA y Conmebol golpea con saña a la federación de Chile

Los escándalos de corrupción en la FIFA y la Conmebol golpearon con saña a la Federación de Chile y precipitaron la renuncia de su presidente, Sergio Jadue, que viajó presurosamente a EE.UU. para colaborar con la justicia de ese país a cambio de una rebaja en la condena.

La corrupción en la FIFA y Conmebol golpea con saña a la federación de Chile