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com launches campaign in celebration of the FIFA World Cup

com launches campaign in celebration of the FIFA World Cup

Youku is one of a handful of websites that have been granted rights from FIFA and China Central Television (CCTV) to broadcast the World Cup. In 2009, Youku produced a national “Phenomenals Tour” as well as two “Youku Top Phenomenals” awards ceremonies, attracting tens of millions of video views. Winners included “Xidan Girl,” the Beijing street busker who won the hearts of millions of Chinese with her soulful voice, and Xiao Bao, the four year old dance sensation, even gained international attention. to wild applause, and was later featured in length by CNN.In contrast to previous Phenomenals shows, the World Cup edition will focus on two major categories: skill at football commentating, and abilities on the football pitch. Contestants can either upload videos directly to Youku through the contest page, or participate in offline events in any of the eight host cities. After qualifying rounds, finalists will gather in Beijing on the night of July 11 for the Phenomenals award ceremony already a tradition and a strong part of the Youku brand.In addition to the nationwide Phenomenals event, Youku has recently announced other World Cup related, self produced content, including the talk show “Big Talk on the World Cup,” which brings together football experts, major entertainers, and other celebrities to talk about the games in South Africa. In the first week following the show’s premier on Youku, “Big Talk” received over 6 million views.Youku is also producing the show “No Interference,” which will be co hosted by celebrity football commentator Dong Lu and recent tabloid darling Ma Nuo. Dong Lu recently joked about this pairing, “She is responsible for eyeballs; I’m responsible for footballs. I believe this match up can’t go wrong.”To receive future articles by Jonnice Slaughter, scroll to the top of this article, and click on SUBSCRIBE.

Spain wins World Cup

Spain wins World Cup

With the scoreless match approaching toward a penalty shootout, and the Netherlands down to 10 men for the Netherlands defender John Heitinga was ejected when he got his second yellow card in extra time, Andres Iniesta collected a pass from his teammate Cesc Fabregas to fire home from close range and break Dutch hearts four minutes from the final whistle. The goal gave Spain its first FIFA World Cup, 1 0 over the Netherlands.

Therefore, Spain joined West Germany and France as the only nations that simultaneously hold the world and European titles. West Germany followed the European title with the 1974 World Cup and France won the 1998 Cup before winning the Euros two years later.

Moreover, it was the first time the European champions had reached a World Cup final and a bitter disappointment for the Netherlands who finished runners up for the third time after previously losing the 1974 and 1978 finals.

The eighth new FIFA World Cup champion is crowned on Sunday at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg with the witness of millions of football/soccer fans around the world as well as Queen Sofia of Spain, world tennis star Rafael Nadal and NBA superstar Pau Gasol.

Up to now, the countries that have won the FIFA World Cup since 1930 include Uruguay (1930, 1950), Italy (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006), Germany (1954, 1974 and 1990), Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002), England (1966), Argentina (1978, 1986), France (1996) and Spain (2010).

Private jet logjam delays fans at W

Private jet logjam delays fans at W

> Date >Private jets will be towed if they refuse to make way for commercial flights at Johannesburg airport for the World Cup final, officials said Thursday, after a logjam made some fans miss the last semi final match.

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All South Arica airports use to be owned and operated by the state until 1993 when nine airports were reassigned to ACSA. blamed VIP private jets for congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.

congestion When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. at Durban’s airport that made five flights carrying about 700 fans late for Spain’s 0 1 victory over Germany late Wednesday.

Some missed the match entirely.

Aviation officials warned they would not allow such delays to mar Sunday’s final in Johannesburg between the Netherlands and Spain.

“We are going to be more forceful on Sunday. If aircraft refuse to move we will tow them away,” ACSA ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools of ArchitectureACSA Airports Company South Africa

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ACSA Australian Curriculum Studies Association operations manager Themba Maseko told the Sapa news agency.

Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele apologised to the fans, vowing in a statement to “strengthen . private aircraft operator facilitation plans for the remainder of the World Cup.”

ACSA boss Monhla Hlahla told 702 radio the delays in Durban were caused when some private planes refused to move after landing, “therefore blocking landing space for other planes”.

“Priority had to be given to VIPs who were caught up in the situation,” she said, adding that FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fdration Internationale de Football Association]

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The new King Shaka airport opened on May 1, and was meant to cope with higher passenger volumes.

Budget airline Mango said one of its flights was delayed for three hours, with enraged fans missing the first half of the match. They were given a special bus to take them directly to the stadium.