First it stormed living rooms via television, then it took the streets, where joyous shouts of "Gooooaaal" have gradually replaced the bellowed "Strike!" In the battle for the hearts and minds of Cuban kids, soccer is threatening to topple baseball as the island's most popular sport. "Soccer here was on the floor and now it's heading to the top as the national sport," said a resigned Humberto Nicolas Reyes, who has coached young baseball hopefuls for 40 years. Reyes is proud of his association with Major League Baseball stars like Yonder Alonso and Alex Sanchez, players he coached as young boys. But crouching down to show a kid how to gather a ball in his glove during a recent practice, he admits: "Almost everyone has gone over to football." Strikingly, observers say the trend is gathering pace even as baseball is set to return to the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 following a 12-year absence. Cuba, which has used its success in athletics, boxing, and baseball almost as an arm of diplomacy … [Read more...] about Soccer scoring in baseball-crazy Cuba
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Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – A delegation of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) led by President Elias Castillo will visit Belarus on 20-24 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.The program of the visit will include meetings with representatives of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, visits to industrial companies.According to the House of Representatives, an agreement on cooperation between the National Assembly and the Parlatino was signed in Minsk in 2016. Under the document the Belarusian parliament received a status of the permanent observer. The National Assembly of Belarus set up a delegation to develop contacts with the Latin American Parliament. The delegation is led by Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Boleslav Pirshtuk.The Latin American Parliament was instituted in Lima, Peru on 10 December 1964 by … [Read more...] about Parlatino president to visit Belarus
Chile's embassy will open in Azerbaijan, Charge d'Affaires of Colombia in Azerbaijan Marta Galindo said at an event in Baku July 24, dedicated to Colombia's Independence Day. "Peru's embassy opened in Azerbaijan in 2017 and Chile's embassy is expected to open in the second half of this year,” she said. “Together with such countries as Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba and Venezuela, we represent Latin America here." According to Trend, Galindo expressed gratification that Azerbaijan is actively developing cooperation with the Latin American countries. News.Az … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionChile’s embassy to open in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 24 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: Chile's embassy will open in Azerbaijan, Charge d'Affaires of Colombia in Azerbaijan Marta Galindo said at an event in Baku July 24, dedicated to Colombia's Independence Day. "Peru's embassy opened in Azerbaijan in 2017 and Chile's embassy is expected to open in the second half of this year,” she said. “Together with such countries as Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba and Venezuela, we represent Latin America here." Galindo expressed gratification that Azerbaijan is actively developing cooperation with the Latin American countries. --- Follow the author on Twitter: @Lyaman_Zeyn Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Chile’s embassy to open in Azerbaijan
THIS weekend sees the arrival of Father's Day - that annual event when dads get the rare chance to be spoiled. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is on Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... What is the history of Father's Day? Father's Day is rumoured to have started when a young woman wanted to honour her war hero dad. In May 1909, Sonora Dodd sat in church listening to a moving Mother's Day sermon. She then decided she wanted to designate a special day just for her dad, William Jackson Smart. Dodd's mother had died in childbirth and her Civil War veteran dad had raised five kids on his own. The following year, she wanted to celebrate Father's Day on June 5th, her father's birthday. She even and petitioned for the holiday to be recognised in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, Needing more time to arrange the festivities, Spokane’s mayor pushed the date back by two weeks. The first Father's Day was … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 around the world, why do the dates differ from country to country and what where does the celebration originate?