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  1. World Cup 2022: Qatar opened its massive Lusail Stadium and the reviews were ... not great (yahoo.com)

    Two months before Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, problems have already emerged on the country's newest and biggest venue.

    Lusail Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000 and cost a reported $767 million to build, hosted its first match Friday — the Lusail Super Cup between Al Hilal of the Saudi Professional League and Zamalek of the Egyptian Premier League. Once the match ended, the stadium received a litany of poor reviews from fans who attended, according to Reuters and Doha News. Lack of hydration stations and bathrooms, poor air conditioning and long public transportation lines were the biggest issues fans had with the stadium where the World Cup final will be played on Dec. 18.

  2. On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 3:33 PM, JMarkSnow2012 said:

    There's multiple, and then there's everyday America- around 150 mass shootings in the USA so far this year, including last week's in Bogue Chitto, Miss., which resulted in 8 deaths.

    150 MASS shootings, can you support that statement in any way?

  3. FIFA scandal puts Copa America 2016 in question, says CONMEBOL exec

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- South American football's second most powerful official says the bribery scandal surrounding FIFA puts in "question" next year's Centennial Copa

    America tournament scheduled to be played in the United States.

    http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2476068/fifa-probe-puts-copa-america-2016-question-conmebol-exec

    I was really looking forward to this.

  4. Hey everyone,

    I am doing some preliminary research on credit cards for a project I am working on. I am not at all familar with European Credit Cards. I heard that they have a chip for security. My question is, can you order items over the phone then using a credit card that has a chip? How does it work? Do you have to put in extra information. Thanks, I know it seem like a basic question, but when I try to google stuff I am not getting my answer.

  5. US jolts Canada 5-3 as Rafalski scores twice

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—The Americans didn’t believe in miracles. They just believed.

    And they pulled off the biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament.

    Brian Rafalski scored two goals, Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots and the Americans quieted a raucous, pro-Canada crowd that came to cheer its dream team, only to see it upstaged by a bunch of unproven kids.

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  6. Weather could force more schedule changes in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER – Bad weather conditions at the mountain venue of Whistler could force changes to the combined Alpine skiing events, Vancouver Olympics organizers said on Saturday.

    The Alpine skiing men's downhill for Saturday was already postponed until Monday and organizers said bad course conditions and poor weather could also delay the combined events.

    "There is some discussion going on later today whether there will be adjustments to the combined events," Games spokeswoman Renee Smith-Valade told reporters.

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  7. Olympic protesters clash with riot police in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Police in riot gear confronted more than 200 masked protesters who hurled newspaper boxes through display windows of a popular department store selling Olympic souvenirs.

    Seven people were arrested after officers carrying clubs and shields quashed the downtown protest on the opening day of competition at the Vancouver Olympics. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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