Thursday, August 21, 2014

ALS: ICE BUCKET challenge: What is this and why has it become such a trend?

The ice bucket challenge has exploded online as a viral phenomenon, prompting new interest and attention towards the ALS disease.

ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the muscle neurons of the body. Eventually, it leads to paralysis, vital organ failure and, in some cases, death.

Since the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, the ALS Association has received over $14 million in donations — a huge boost from the $1.7 million in donations during the same time period last year.
Famous celebrities and sports personalities have taken up this challenge and with every challenge a person takes up, he/she has to nominate more people to take up the challenge within 24 hours.

Here are some celebrities taking up the challenge and keeping the trend up!

Ever young, Britney Spears

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Justin Rose

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Michelle Wie and Lexi

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Alex Perez

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Bill Gates: Mark Zuckerberg made this challenge

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This goes on and on and on and this challenge has helped raise millions of dollars for ALS RESEARCH. It is a great way to contribute your two cents. Go ahead, go for a brain freeze moment 
 for a good cause.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

FIFA World Cup

On 7 March 2003, FIFA announced that the tournament would be held in South America for the first time since Argentina hosted the competition in 1978, Brazil were the only remaining official candidate after Colombia withdrew its bid on 11 April 2006. The Brazilian bid was won on 30 October 2007. 

1950 FIFA WORLD CUP: BRAZIL Brazil's determination to put on a show meant they built the world's biggest football stadium, the Maracana, for the 1950 FIFA World Cup™. Yet their dream of becoming the world's best died in that huge bowl, Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol - Página Oficial capturing their second crown, beating the hosts in front of 200,000 stunned spectators.




 
THE FIFA FAN FEST IS ALIVE!

Tens of thousands of people on the beach in Fortaleza, enjoyed top Brazilian music tonight, kicking off the World Cup Fan Fests tonight. You'll see more of these iconic moments throughout the World Cup.
 

Incredible aerial view from above, scenes that will be repeated around Brazil's host cities throughout the World Cup.

Fuleco went on stage. Got some moves!
Tonight, some top Brazilian music acts entertained the crowds.
Don't forget to visit one of the FIFA Fan Fests if you are in Brazil for the World Cup. They are free to enter & feature fantastic entertainment, as well as a great place to watch games & meet new friends.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES FIFA WORLD CUP PHOTOS 

Cristiano Ronaldo warming-up in training
Algeria training in Sorocaba


Luis Suarez arrives at Tancredo Neves International Airport
 

Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina making a diving save in training


OPENING CEREMONY: DO NOT MISS IT!  
Supporters are advised to arrive at the Arena de Sâo Paulo early. Gates will open 4 hours before the start of the game and a wide range of entertainment options will be available to fans at the stadium. Do not miss out. #ValeChegarCedo http://fifa.to/1n6Jisw
 
Don't forget to follow us tomorrow here, on FIFA.com, on Twitter & at www.instagram.com/fifaworldcup. #Joinin

We're not going to spoil the surprise. But you may see this costume tomorrow.
This lady may also be involved.
 Will these children be beamed to millions of TV viewers around the world?  VIDEO TEAM PROFILES: Check out our profiles of Brazil (http://fifa.to/1m4zIV5) and Croatia (http://fifa.to/SDs0df) ahead of the side's facing off in today's Opening Match

 
 
Don't forget to download the Official FIFA App and #joinin with an unforgettable FIFA World Cup experience - http://fifa.to/1nyAWM1