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Friday, June 8, 2012

Oranjekoorts (Orange fever) at home, but in Poland, Dutch National Team is target of racial abuse in Krakow during team training session for Euro 2012. Info on incident, rumors of cause, and what UEFA is doing as tourney opens Friday; UEFA to players: Just DON'T step off the field!; #Euro2012

CNN video: Dutch National Team is target of racial abuse in Krakow, Poland during team practice for Euro 2012. Pedro Pinto reports from Warsaw on incident, rumors of cause and what UEFA is doing. Tourney starts today as Poland hosts Greece in Warsaw. June 7, 2012.


SNTV video: Refs can 'stop games over racism', says UEFA President Platini


Today's games on ESPN:  

11:30 a.m. Eastern - Greece vs. Poland 

2 p.m. Eastern - Russia vs. Czech Republic

The Netherlands plays Denmark on Saturday, an ESPN match airing at 11:45 a.m. and then plays Germany on Wednesday.
Some of you more regular readers of the blog might recall that my pre-2010 World Cup prediction was that the Orange would win in South Africa, but instead, they lost in a very ugly and depressing way in the title match to Spain, a style that really upset a lot of Dutch football fans at home and around the world.



One Nation Thinking Only of Orange! (LOL!)
Oranje vlaggetjes zijn levensgevaarlijk voor verkeer

Algemeen Dagblad's Euro 2012 homepage: 

England's first match under new manager Roy Hodgson is against France on Monday; more on that match over the weekend.

All hail 'Roy the Redeemer'!

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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