Video :: “Sticks and Stones” by Moreya (Anti-Bullying)

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music, Social Issues

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This is a music video for a song called Sticks and Stones from an artist called Moreya that you will be hearing a lot from sooner rather than later.

I have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot more from this girl for a couple of reasons: I don’t know her. I don’t know much about her. But I know that she is 14 years old. I do know that she wrote this song. I do know that this was entirely her idea.

I can’t tell you how impressed I am with that.

A friend sent me the link of the video that was posted on Moreya’s facebook page and shared with me some of Moreya’s words: “She wants to spread the message that bullying, peer pressure, & domestic violence deeply effects children, and by standing together we can continue to raise awareness and hopefully be the cure.”

She’s 14 bro.

That’s incredible. I don’t even want to tell you the things I was doing when I was 14 years old out of sheer embarrassment.

But, its kids like Moreya, and kids like Ethan King, that are going to legit change the world.

We need to support them as much as we can along the way. The beauty of the time we live in, is that support is easier now than it has ever been. Share the video, share posts, like their facebook pages, do all of the social stuff that we do on the reg and get word out.

I salute you Moreya. Thanks.

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Kobe Bryant Tweets Picture Of Sydney Leroux’s Turf Burn

Filed under: Soccer News

~~  VERY interested to see how this #ProtectTheAthlete campaign runs its course…. Even though #Sepp & Co don’t want to acknowledge it, this will DEFINITELY pick up some steam.

Check out this NYTimes article that dropped two days ago.

Full Disclosure :: My career ended because of ‘Artificial Surface’….

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Everton Completes Loan Move For Christian Atsu From Chelsea

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News

Atsu

~~  Roberto Martinez making MOVES….

via EvertonFC

Everton have completed the signing of winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The Ghana international, 22, passed a medical on Wednesday and, having secured a work permit, will now be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League opener at Leicester City.

Atsu becomes the fourth summer addition at Goodison Park following the arrivals of Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku.

“I’m very happy to be joining Everton because it’s a great club, which likes to play football, and it’s a great pleasure to be here,” Atsu told evertontv. “Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream.

“This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it’s a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we’re going to be successful this season.”

Roberto Martinez had previously expressed his desire to add a wide man to his squad and the Toffees chief said: “He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play. He’s a very gifted, technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in with the group, which is vital.

“He will excite fans because he brings something completely different and a different way of playing to what we’ve got in the squad.

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Shad Forsythe Leaves German National Team – Joins Arsenal

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~~ So stoked for one of my former Strength & Training coaches Shad Forsythe…. Dude was one of the best I’d ever worked with down in the LA area, then headed over to work with the German National Team in 2006… Been there ever since and has just made the move to Arsenal. Not bad when Mesut Ozil gives you a shoutout on the backside of the German Football Federation.

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Luis Suarez Four Month Ban Upheld – Limited To Official Matches

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Luis Suarez Barca

~~  Some changes…. For the good and the bad.

via LawInSport

Lausanne, 14 August 2014 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has released its decision in the appeal of Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan FA against FIFA. The CAS Panel has partially upheld the appeal. The sanctions imposed on the player by FIFA have been generally confirmed. However, the 4-month suspension will apply to official matches only and no longer to other football-related activities (such as training, promotional activities and administrative matters).

On 24 July 2014, Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan FA filed an appeal against the decision of the Appeals Committee of FIFA. The Appellants requested that the sanctions be reduced and more particularly that the 4-month suspension be lifted. The case was conducted on an expedited basis and the hearing took place at the CAS headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on 8 August 2014. The player was present and gave a statement to the Panel of CAS arbitrators: Mr Bernhard Welten, Switzerland (President), Professor Luigi Fumagalli, Italy, and Dr Marco Balmelli, Switzerland.

The CAS Panel found that the sanctions imposed on the player were generally proportionate to the offence committed. It has however considered that the stadium ban and the ban from “any football-related activity” were excessive given that such measures are not appropriate to sanction the offence committed by the player and would still have an impact on his activity after the end of the suspension. Accordingly, the following sanctions have been confirmed by the CAS:

Luis Suarez is found guilty of violation of art. 48 par. 1 lit. d) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code for having committed an act of assault during the match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

In application of art. 11 lit. c) and art. 19 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, Luis Suarez is banned for nine (9) consecutive official matches of the national team of the Asociacion Uruguaya de Futbol: The first ban was fulfilled in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match Columbia vs. Uruguay of 28 June 2014;

The remaining bans will be fulfilled in the future official matches of the national team of the Asociacion Uruguaya de Futbol based on art. 38 par. 2 lit. a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

Based on art. 11 lit. c) and art. 19 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, Luis Suarez is declared ineligible to play in official matches at any level for a period of four (4) consecutive months, starting on 25 June 2014.

Based on art. 10 lit. c) in connection with art. 15 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, Luis Suarez is sanctioned to pay a fine in the amount CHF 100,000.

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Vincent Kompany Re-Ups w/ Manchester City Through 2019

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Vincent Kompany MC

~~  Arguably THE most dominant center-back in the world right now….

via MCFC

Vincent Kompany, 28, has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2019, at which point he will have been at the club for 11 years.

The Belgian joins Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in agreeing a new deal ahead of the 2014/15 kick-off against Newcastle on Sunday.

He told mcfc.co.uk, “When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey.

“This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together.

“Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead.

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Tottenham Announce DeAndre Yedlin Deal – Stays On Loan At Sounders

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Yedlin Tott

~~  This kids path over the last 18 months has been incredible…. Next step is to qualify for the Work Permit.

via TottenhamHotspur

DeAndre has signed a four-year contract and will remain with Sounders before joining us ahead of the 2015/16 season.

Capped seven times by the US, DeAndre caught the eye with his performances at this summer’s World Cup. Born in Seattle, he joined Sounders’ Academy in 2010-11 and became their first home-grown player when he signed in January, 2013.

The 21-year-old made it into the MLS All-Star Team in his first season last year – the first ‘rookie’ to do so in the MLS since 2005 – and earned the honour again this season for the recent MLS All-Star game against Bayern Munich.

DeAndre has now played 52 times for the Sounders in all competitions and lined-up against us in our 3-3 friendly draw at CenturyLink Field on July 19, the first match of this summer’s Tour of North America.

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Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Bayen Munich, Culture & Lifestyle, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Photography, Soccer in America

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MLS All Star Game

Providence Park

Portland, OR

August 2014

~beans

To submit your photos for inclusion in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch.com.

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