Articles of South Florida

This Christmas, Give Julian the Gift of Life

This Christmas, Give Julian the Gift of Life

This Christmas, Save a Child’s Life by Becoming a Bone-Marrow Donor Seven-year-old Julian Morales has a rare genetic disease and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant. Finding a Hispanic...

Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Urgent Care Centers: Your Partner in Managing Minor Injury and Illness During Flu Season

Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Urgent Care Centers: Your Partner in Managing Minor Injury and Illness During Flu Season

Care for the unexpected inconvenience of minor illness or injury just got easier for parents. Walk-in pediatric Urgent Care Centers in Miami-Dade County are located in Doral, Hialeah, Homestead, Miami...

Adriana Segura, Future Mexican Acting  

Adriana Segura, Future Mexican Acting  

Adriana Segura is one of the young actresses with the most promising forecast in Mexican performing arts. Step by step, she is building herself a name in the theater, film...

Olga Eby, a Successful Homestead Entrepreneur Who Serves the Community

Olga Eby, a Successful Homestead Entrepreneur Who Serves the Community

Born in Venezuela, Olga, a businesswoman and entrepreneur who moved to Homestead 20 years ago, told us about her life, her business and her legacy.

Buccaneer Marching Band Will Represent Homestead Nationally

Buccaneer Marching Band Will Represent Homestead Nationally

South Dade Senior High School Marching Band, known as the Buccaneer Marching Band, is invited to participate in Washington, D.C., at a nationwide music competition next March.

A Gobble, Gobble Thanksgiving just for Kids

A Gobble, Gobble Thanksgiving just for Kids

Make this year’s Thanksgiving a kid-friendly event. Kids can enjoy many aspects of this special holiday from helping prepare the food to setting the table or playing fun games. Make...

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FPL partners with the Florida National Parks Association, donates $10,000 to Keep Biscayne Beautiful

FPL partners with the Florida National Parks Association, donates $10,000 to Keep Biscayne Beautiful

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has partnered with and donated $10,000 to the Florida National Parks Association, Inc., to support Keep Biscayne Beautiful, a new campaign to unite individuals...

Save Money when Decorating – and Giving – this Holiday Season

Save Money when Decorating – and Giving – this Holiday Season

                      Putting up strings of holiday lights and giving special gifts to family and friends are holiday traditions for many...

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns with New Routes and Stops

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns with New Routes and Stops

Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley service returns Saturday, December 29, 2018 with new routes and stops while still offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades...

Miami-Dade Parks winter camps offer outside-the-box thrills and adventures during school recess

Miami-Dade Parks winter camps offer outside-the-box thrills and adventures during school recess

    No child should get stuck at home with electronics or munching on junk food during their winter school break.  The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has...

Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Celebrates Holidays

Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Celebrates Holidays

The 19th season of Biscayne National Park’s award-winning Family Fun Fest kicks off on December 9 at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center. This year’s theme is Holidays! Each of...

Dezerland Park Adds more attractions on way to becoming Miami’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Dezerland Park Adds more attractions on way to becoming Miami’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Israeli-American real estate developer and car collector Michael Dezer is confident in his South Florida real estate prowess; but now he’s focused on becoming a leader in the family entertainment...

Health

05
Oct2018
DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes Nati...

In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host three free community awareness and HIV/STD testing events.

12
Sep2018
Back Pain - What to Do?

Back Pain - What to Do?

Over 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain during their lives.

15
Aug2018
Acne Breakouts - Controlling Problem Pimples

Acne Breakouts - Controlling P...

Zits. Pimples. Spots. Whatever you call it, acne can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This skin condition affects most people at some point during their lives. About 4 out of every 5 people ex...

03
Aug2018
DOH-Miami-Dade offers free back-to-school immunizations

DOH-Miami-Dade offers free bac...

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program is urging parents to check their children’s immunization record to see if they are due for a vaccine. Chil...

Education

07
Aug2018
Back to School, 8 Tips and Tricks for a  Successful 2018 School Year

Back to School, 8 Tips and Tri...

Summer is almost over and it’s that exciting time of the year again: back to school. An opportunity to start from scratch and have a wonderful school year. Make sure to start fresh with a c...

20
Jul2018
 Don’t Let the Summer Reading Slide Stall Your Child’s Literacy

Don’t Let the Summer Reading S...

Like most kids, I couldn’t wait for summer vacation when I was young. As a dyslexic student, school was my greatest stressor, and that fact only made my longing for summer break more intens...

09
Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

19
Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

Sports

01
Oct2018
"I Live Active" Wellness Showcase returns to Goulds Park Nov. 9

"I Live Active" Well...

Being active can have many positive effects on one’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Research suggests that exercising outside for at least 20 minutes a day can greatly improve a...

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

27
May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July
 
Miami, FL (May 30, 2017) – Neymar Jr.’s Five is now in its second year and features over 96,000 players from 53 countries, all of whom are vying for the World Championship. In the U.S. alone, 550 teams competed this spring to qualify for the upcoming U.S. Final in Miami, but only 18 teams remain following the regional qualifiers that took place all across the country in cities from Orlando to San Diego.

Known for his energetic pace and playmaking skills, Neymar Jr. has solidified his reputation as one of the best players on the globe. His tournament, Neymar Jr.’s Five, is designed to reward the skills that make Neymar Jr. such a special talent. The games are fast (10 min. long), and the pace even faster on surfaces that range from asphalt to turf. The field of play is tight – about 8 percent of the size of the average pitch – which emphasizes ball control and quick decision-making skills. The goals are smaller as well (1.5x .8m), making pinpoint finishing another key ingredient for success. Teams also need to weather adversity since a goal allowed means a player from that team heads to the bench in this unique elimination format.
 
“Neymar Jr’s Five not only showcases skill, dedication, teamwork and tactics, but it also brings out the best in the creative, imaginative and heart of the game,” said Competition Director Eddie Salcedo. “Everyone who’s qualified to travel to Miami has already made an incredible accomplishment but the players know there is still work to be done.”
The American teams range in styles from the more aggressive offensive teams to the defensive-minded squads that rely on the counterattack to score their goals. These varying styles will be on display all day Saturday, June 10 at Bayfront Park on the ‘Promenade’ where all 18 teams compete to advance and take on the world’s best in Neymar Jr.’s hometown of Praia Grande, Brazil where Neymar Jr. will be on hand to personally crown the 2017 World Champions July 7-8. The winning team will also go to Barcelona to watch a game, hang with Neymar, and meet his FC Barcelona teammates to cap an already unforgettable experience.
 
About Neymar Jr.’s Five
In its first year, Neymar Jr’s Five had over 65.000 players take part from 47 countries. In 2017, the tournament is bigger and better than ever. More than 50 countries, spread over 6 continents have hosted tournament qualifiers in a bid to have their National Finalists take home the trophy.
Neymar Jr’s Five is fun, fast and technical with the trophy going to the best five-man team in the world. The finals will take place in Praia Grande, outside of São Pablo July 7-8. http://www.neymarjrsfive.com/en/US 
 
For the latest about Neymar Jr’s Five, follow @NeymarJrsFive and join the conversation with #NeymarJrsFive.

Haz clic para leer en Español: Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final presenta a los mejores equipos de fútbol de cinco hombres del país en formato de eliminación única

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