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FIFA World Cup Street Art Image Showing Hungry Brazil Child Served Football Goes Viral

FIFA World Cup Street Art Image Showing Hungry Brazil Child Served Football Goes Viral

A street artist from Brazil has attempted to capture the paradox ofhosting one of the most expensive sports tournaments in the world anddealing with grave problems the country suffers on a daily basis. Heconverted the anguish of many of his countrymen into street art. Now hissketch of a hungry child served a football on the platter One of the disks in a hard disk drive. Each platter provides a top and bottom recording surface. There may be only one or several platters in a drive with each platter having its own pair of read/write heads. See magnetic disk. has gone viralas the image is being shared by thousands of people all over the world.Paulo Ito painted a mural muralPainting applied to and made integral with the surface of a wall or ceiling. Its roots can be found in the universal desire that led prehistoric peoples to create cave paintings desire to decorate their surroundings and express their ideas and beliefs. on the doors of a school in Sao Paulo earlierin May 2014.Ito said that he wanted the world to know about their situation.”The truth is there is so much wrong in Brazil that it is difficultto know where to start,” the street artist toldof the striking image. “I didn’t mean [to say] nobody is doinganything against poverty. But we need to show the world or ourselvesthat the situation is still not good.” The Facebook post sharingstreet art has already been liked and shared for more than 42,000 times.[dis + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen; see Brazilian citizens in several cities across the LatinAmerican country have gone out to the streets to voice their protestagainst that billions of dollars that the Brazilian government isspending on the 2014 FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fdration Internationale de Football Association]FIFA n abbr (= Fdration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA f World Cup.”major national issue” while “public services Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. remain

FIFA back in Brazil to inspect World Cup stadiums

FIFA back in Brazil to inspect World Cup stadiums

SAO PAULO (AP) FIFA is starting a new round of inspections at World Cup stadiums in Brazil as host cities race against the clock to get ready for the tournament that opens in less than three months.

Operational inspections in six stadiums began Thursday, and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is expected in the country next week for a series of meetings to discuss preparations.

FIFA already knows that at least two stadiums won’t be ready until about a month before the tournament starts, including the one hosting the opener between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12.

As FIFA’s officials gathered in Zurich for a meeting of the executive committee, technical teams from football’s governing body and the local organizing committee visited the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo on Thursday. They will also visit the cities of Porto Alegre, Manaus, Natal, Cuiaba and Curitiba in the coming days.

”This inspection tour will be fundamental to consolidate operational plans and for each area to confirm the operations they have planned over the last few years,” said Tiago Paes, the operations manager for stadiums at the local organizing committee.

Constructors at the Itaquerao in Sao Paulo said they will finish their work by April 15, but Corinthians, the team building the stadium, has already said that not everything will be fully ready, including the VIP areas, some finishing details on the roof and the installation of the large screens. The team is responsible for completing most of those tasks.

FIFA only expects the venue to be completed in mid May, along with the Arena da Baixada in the southern city of Curitiba.

The wetlands city of Cuiaba also doesn’t have its stadium ready. FIFA’s main concern as the tournament approaches is whether there will be enough time to install the temporary structures needed for technical teams, sponsors and media.

The operational teams had already visited the other six stadiums in January. Members from several different areas are represented in the inspection teams, including communications, security and volunteers.

FIFA said Valcke is scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro from Monday through Thursday for ”a series of meetings regarding” the World Cup.

”This is the last occasion for the organizers to take stock of the operational preparations before the respective FIFA World Cup installations begin to be implemented in all 12 host cities,” FIFA said Thursday in a statement.

Valcke will not visit any host cities this time, but he will participate in the board meeting of the local organizing committee on March 27, when all the reports from the operational teams will be presented and evaluated.

Brazil promised to have all 12 stadiums ready by the end of last year but only the six that were used in last year’s Confederations Cup were finished.

FIFA back in Brazil to inspect World Cup stadiums as organizers rush to get country ready

FIFA back in Brazil to inspect World Cup stadiums as organizers rush to get country ready

Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than three months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Itaquerao was one of the six stadiums that were supposed to be finished by the end of 2013, but a crane collapse that killed two workers in November caused significant delays to the venue where Brazil will play Croatia on June 12. The stadium is not expected to be ready before mid April. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than three months in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Itaquerao was one of the six stadiums that were supposed to be finished by the end of 2013, but a crane collapse that killed two workers in November caused significant delays to the venue where Brazil will play Croatia on June 12. The stadium is not expected to be ready before mid April. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO FIFA is starting a new round of inspections at World Cup stadiums in Brazil as host cities race against the clock to get ready for the tournament that opens in less than three months.

Operational inspections in six stadiums began Thursday, and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is expected in the country next week for a series of meetings to discuss preparations.

Three stadiums are not yet finished, and infrastructure work in many of the 12 host cities remains far from completed.

FIFA already knows that at least two stadiums won’t be ready until about a month before the tournament starts, including the one hosting the opener between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12.

As FIFA’s officials gathered in Zurich for a meeting of the executive committee, technical teams from football’s governing body and the local organizing committee visited the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo on Thursday. They will also visit the cities of Porto Alegre, Manaus, Natal, Cuiaba and Curitiba in the coming days.

“This inspection tour will be fundamental to consolidate operational plans and for each area to confirm the operations they have planned over the last few years,” said Tiago Paes, the operations manager for stadiums at the local organizing committee.

Constructors at the Itaquerao in Sao Paulo said they will finish their work by April 15, but Corinthians, the team building the stadium, has already said that not everything will be fully ready, including the VIP areas, some finishing details on the roof and the installation of the large screens. The team is responsible for completing most of those tasks.

FIFA only expects the venue to be completed in mid May, along with the Arena da Baixada in the southern city of Curitiba.

The wetlands city of Cuiaba also doesn’t have its stadium ready. FIFA’s main concern as the tournament approaches is whether there will be enough time to install the temporary structures needed for technical teams, sponsors and media.

The operational teams had already visited the other six stadiums in January. Members from several different areas are represented in the inspection teams, including communications, security and volunteers.

FIFA said Valcke is scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro from Monday through Thursday for “a series of meetings regarding” the World Cup.

“This is the last occasion for the organizers to take stock of the operational preparations before the respective FIFA World Cup installations begin to be implemented in all 12 host cities,” FIFA said Thursday in a statement.

Valcke will not visit any host cities this time, but he will participate in the board meeting of the local organizing committee on March 27, when all the reports from the operational teams will be presented and evaluated.