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Atletico Nacional players Rodin Quiñones (L) and Felipe Aguilar (C), accompanied by the club president Andres Botero (R), deposit a jersey of their team in a "time capsule" during a tribute to the victims of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash a year ago in the municipality of La Union, Colombia, Nov. 28, 2017. EPA-EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A
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Hundreds of people gathered in La Union's main park to recall the night of crash - Nov. 28, 2016 - pay homage to the dead, show support for their families and give recognition to the emergency personnel who participated in the rescue and recovery effort.

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Flight crew never warned passengers on doomed Chapecoense flight

 12/12/2016 - 16:20
Relatives, friends and fans attend the funeral of president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense, Sandro Luiz Pallaoro, held in the city of Chapecó (Brazil). Pallaoro is one of the victims of the plane crash that transported Chapecoense staff on Monday night to Medellin, Colombia. EFE / Sebastião Moreira

Rafael Henzel, a journalist who traveled with the Champecoense team and one of the only survivors of the fatal plane crash, remembered the flight crew not telling any passengers to fasten their seatbelts.

In his first interview since the crash, Henzel spoke with Brazil’s Fantastico TV and mentioned that none of the passengers were given a warning on the upcoming crash. “ No one told us to fasten our seat belts, said Henzel, “Every time we asked when we’d arrive we were told ten minutes”.

Who is to blame for the Champecoense plane crash?

 12/01/2016 - 16:26

CHAPECÓ (Brazil), 29/11/2016 – Families and directors of the Chapecoense Futbol Team greet the fans during the vigil today, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in the Arena Condá Stadium in Chapecó (Brazil). The city of Chapecó (south Brazil) its shocked by the air crash that happened last night in Colombia. The crash has ended forever the project of the local team to play their first final in an international tournament, a sad incident that has left their fans speechless. EFE/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
 

Brazilian officials support Champecoense that they were not under any pressure from CONMEBOL to use the Bolivian based LaMia charter company to take the team to Colombia for the Copa Sudamerica final.

The LaMia BAE146 AvroRJ85, as mentioned by aviation experts was at its maximum range on the flight from Santa Cruz, Bolivia when it crashed while approaching Medellin, Colombia, Monday evening, killing 71 of the passengers on board.

Grabaciones del desafortunado vuelo Champecoense

 12/01/2016 - 16:06
Escena del accidente en Medellín, Colombia, que cobró la vida de 71 pasajeros, incluyendo a casi todo el equipo de Fútbol Champecoense. Sólo tres personas lograron sobrevivir. Foto:EFE.

El piloto del jet que se estrelló la tarde del lunes con todo el equipo y jugadores del equipo de futbol brasilero Champecoense, dijo a la torre de control que se encontraban sin combustible.

Las grabaciones de la torre de control de tráfico muestran a un piloto que solicita permiso inmediato para aterrizar en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Medellín debido a una “falla eléctrica total” y sin combustible a ocho millas del aeropuerto.

Audio recordings from the doomed Champecoense flight

 12/01/2016 - 09:44
Crash scene in Medellin, Colombia that took the lives of 71 passengers including all but three members of the Champecoense Futbol team. Photo:EFE

The pilot of the jet that crashed Monday evening with all of the staff and players of the Brazilian Champecoense futbol team told the tower that he was out of fuel.

In the air traffic tower recordings, the pilot is heard requesting immediate permission to land at Medellin’s International Airport due to a  “total electrical failure” and no fuel eight miles from the airport.

[OP-ED]: A Quiet Man

 12/01/2016 - 08:41

The French coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane during the match of the thirteenth day of the League playing at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid. EFE
 

In my own humble opinion Zinedine Zidane is amongst the top five soccer players of all time. Yes, I would put Zizou right next to Pelé, Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Alfredo Di Stéfano. I know many would not agree with me, but as the saying reads: “In matters of taste there is no dispute”.

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: El Hombre Tranquilo

 12/01/2016 - 08:37
El entrenador francés del Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane durante el partido de la decimotercera jornada de Liga que disputan en el estadio Santiago Bernabéu de Madrid. EFE
 
 

En mi modesta opinión, Zinedine Zidane está entre los cinco mejores jugadores de todos los tiempos. Sí, yo colocaría a Zizou al lado de Pelé, Maradona, Johan Cruyff y Alfredo Di Stéfano. Sé que muchos pensarán que estoy equivocado pero, como dice el dicho “en cosa de gustos, no hay nada escrito”.

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Rafael Cervera

Un tributo conmovedor de parte de un compañero brasilero

 11/30/2016 - 14:13
El jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, ha enviado un tributo conmovedor a un compañero del Champecoense, quien murió junto con la mayor parte del equipo en un accidente aéreo a las afueras de Medellín, Colombia. Foto: EFE.

El Jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, s ha tomado el accidente aéreo de Medellín (Colombia) peor que cualquier otro jugador. Luiz fue, al igual que el jugador Champecoense Arthur Maia, compañero de equipo cuando eran más jóvenes. Ambos jugadores formaron parte del equipo de fútbol de Victoria, en Salvador, Bahía.

Luiz recurrió a Instagram para expresar su dolor con un conmovedor mensaje que dice:

A touching tribute from a fellow Brazilian

 11/30/2016 - 10:25
Chelsea player David Luiz, sent a touching tribute to a fellow Champecoense player who died with most of the team in a plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia. Photo:EFE

Chelsea player David Luiz took the plane crash in Medellin, Colombia harder than most. Luiz, as well as Champecoense player, Arthur Maia were team players then they were younger.  Based in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, both Luiz and Arthur were part of the Vitoria soccer team.

Luiz took to Instagram to express his sorrow with a touching message that read:

El avión del Equipo de Fútbol Champecoense se estrella cerca de Medellín, Colombia

 11/29/2016 - 17:13
Equipos de rescate recuperan cuerpos de los miembros del equipo Champecoense tras el accidente aéreo en La Unión, provincia Colombiana, durante la noche de ayer. Foto: EFE.

El equipo de Fútbol Champecoense despegó de un aeropuerto boliviano hacia Medellín, Colombia, para participar en un partido del campeonato cuando comenzó a sufrir problemas eléctricos al sobrevolar Antioquía.

El piloto circuló el área para lograr quemar suficiente combustible y evitar una explosión mientras se preparaba para un aterrizaje forzoso. El jet chocó contra una colina y se partió en dos en una montaña remota a las afueras de Medellín durante la noche de ayer.

Champecoense Soccer Team plane crashes near Medellin, Colombia

 11/29/2016 - 14:33
Recovery teams take the bodies of the members of the Champecoense Futbol team after an airplane crash in the La Union province of Colombia, last night. Photo:EFE

The Chasmpecoense Futbol team took off from a Bolivian airport heading for Medellin, Colombia to participate in a championship match when it started experiencing electrical problems while flying through Antioquia.

The pilot circled the area in order to burn fuel and avoid an explosion while preparing to make a forced landing. The jet smashed into a hill and broke in two in a remote mountain area outside of Medellin  last night.

Un sueño robado

 11/29/2016 - 13:27
Aficcionados del equipo Chapecoense frente a la sede del club,en la ciudad de Chapecó al sur de Brasil tras conocerse el accidente del avión en el que viajaba el equipo para disputar el primer partido de la final de la Copa Sudamericana que tenian previsto jugar contra el Atletico Nacional en Colombia y que se estrelló anoche cuando se dirigía al aeropuerto José María Córdoba de Medellín.EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

Hay equipos de futbol que tienen estrellas como Ronaldo, Messi y Neymar, que pueden llenar estadios cada semana y pueden ganar títulos importantes casi cada año. Por otro lado, hay equipos que se construyen desde cero, pieza por pieza, que sólo pueden soñar con llegar a una posición en las eliminatorias, pero seguirán luchando hasta el pitido final.

The crash that devestated the soccer world

 11/29/2016 - 12:43
Chapecoense supporters meet in front of the team's club, in Chapecó (Brazil), after the plane in which the team traveled crashed near Medellín (Colombia).EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

There are futbol teams that have stars such as Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar that can fill stadiums every week and can win major titles almost every year. On the other hand, there are teams that build from the ground up piece by piece who can only dream of reaching a playoff position but will keep battling till the final whistle.

Barbarian Days

 11/22/2016 - 15:29
World Surf League shows Frederico Morais of Portugal winning his Round Four heat to advance to the Quarter Finals of the Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on Tuesday November 18, 2016.  EFE/EPA/KELLY CESTARI / HO 

William Finnegan, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Biography 2016, was born into an Irish Catholic family from New York and they moved to Hawaii when he was a kid. He remembers going to the church on Sunday and going to beach to surf afterwards. Since his early years, Finnegan has tried to combine his two life passions: surfing and journalism. He has covered the Apartheid, Balkan wars and Latin American Politics:  “Power tends to corrupt people and absolute power tends to corrupt in absolute terms. The less civilized people I have seen is the people who has power.

Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

 11/22/2016 - 14:07
Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

El mundo de la filantropía evoca imágenes de hombres y mujeres adinerados luciendo tuxedos y pieles en fiestas y galas de lujo. El estereotipo es merecido - generaciones de ricos patrones donando generosamente su dinero y prestigio a un selecto grupo de fundaciones, año tras año, creando un sólido sistema, aunque también elitista, rehogado en una buena dosis de tradición y ego.

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Philantropies in the age of diversity

 11/22/2016 - 13:47
Philantropies in the age of diversity

The world of philanthropy conjures images of well-heeled men and women donning tuxedos and furs at fancy galas. The stereotype is well-deserved - generations of wealthy patrons lavishly contributed money and prestige to a select group of foundations over the generations, creating a robust yet exclusionary system steeped in tradition and ego.

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[OP-ED]: What is the problem with Argentina?

 11/17/2016 - 08:14
Lionel Messi (c) from Argentina in action Colombia, in the match for the South American qualifiers between Argentina and Colombia for the 2018 World Cup Russia, at the San Juan Del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan (Argentina) ). EFE
 
 

The tough defeat at Brazilian soil, 3-0, frightened many soccer fans that questioned Argentina’s chances to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup. Anyhow, Leo Messi put things back on track with an amazing performance on Tuesday during his country’s win over Colombia by the same score, 3-0. 

Do not even think in betting against Argentina playing at the 2018 World Cup! 

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: ¿Qué pasa con Argentina?

 11/17/2016 - 08:11
Lionel Messi (c) de Argentina en acción Colombia, en el partido por las eliminatorias sudamericanas entre Argentina y Colombia para la Copa Mundo Rusia 2018, en el estadio San Juan Del Bicentenario, en San Juan (Argentina). EFE
 
 

La dura derrota sufrida en tierras brasileñas, 3-0, disparó las alarmas de gran parte de la prensa mundial, que comenzó a cuestionar hasta las posibilidades de Argentina para clasificarse a la Copa del Mundo de Rusia 2018. Sin embargo, Leo Messi se encargó el martes de poner las cosas en su sitio, liderando a su selección a una contundente victoria sobre Colombia por el mismo marcador, 3-0.  

No lo duden, ¡Argentina jugará el Mundial 2018 en Rusia! 

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Rafael Cervera

The Goal For Unity

 10/19/2016 - 02:32

The quarterfinals of the 2016 Philadelphia Unity Cup took place on the LaSalle University campus in Northwest Philadelphia. One group of combatants on the pitch were that of a prized fight while the other group could have been a “David vs. Goliath” type of battle.

 The first match began with the United States versus Ukraine. Both teams made their way into the quarterfinals with victories over Spain and Italy respectively in the knockout rounds last week. Throughout the game, each team took turns in finding ways to penetrate through the defenses.

Una conferencia de mujeres para empoderamiento, conexiones, y carcajadas: Lo que aprendieron

 10/08/2016 - 12:41

En la edición del 2016 de la Conferencia para Mujeres en Pensilvania, llevado a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones y producido por las estrategias Hill + Knowlton, cerca de nueve mil mujeres (y algunos hombres) de todas las edades y provenientes de todos los escenarios, se juntaron para promover conexiones laborales, alentar el crecimiento personal y aprender de personajes inspiradores de la ciudad, como es el caso de Anita Hill. Asimismo asistieron para reírse a carcajadas de las notas carismáticas de Abby Wambach y Mindy Kaling.

A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

OP-ED: Guardiola gana a Mourinho su primer duelo en la Premier League

 09/13/2016 - 08:44

Había una vez dos entrenadores geniales, engreídos, efectivos, grandes comunicadores… que marcaron la época del deporte, no solo en España, sino en todo el planeta. Uno de ellos, portugués, se forjó en Barcelona, en el equipo del que el otro era una de las estrellas. El jugador, tras retirarse, se hizo entrenador en las fuerzas inferiores del Barça, el equipo de sus amores.

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

OP-ED: Guardiola defeats Mourinho in their first Premier League encounter

 09/13/2016 - 08:43
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola (C-R) and Fernando (C-L) react after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain. EFE

Once upon a time there were two great, effective, outspoken and genius coaches. They were a landmark in sports history not only in Spain but in the whole planet. One of them, from Portugal, shaped his work in Barcelona at the team where the other was a star player. When his playing days were over, the Spaniard became a coach at his beloved FC Barcelona development squad. 

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

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