Pinterest What’s Going On June 30 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS Pinterest Facebook Local News Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp What’s Going On logo ODESSA The Cowboys & Heels Trade Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in Building E at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. Admission is free. Visit tinyurl.com/y6gl4hyo. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Storytime & Craft at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled at Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Crisis Center of West Texas have extended registrations for the 2019 Wonder Girls, open to all girls entering the 5th-8th grades 2019-20 school year, through Friday or until all spaces are full. The camp is scheduled from July 15-19. For those who would like to donate a particular service, product, or other in-kind contribution, call 333-2527 or email Hannah Horick at [email protected] The Crisis Center is also looking for volunteers who love to learn, who are excited about the centers mission, and can be great role models for Wonder Girls. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and team leaders must be 21 years or older. All volunteers will be expected to pass a criminal background check and attend a training before camp. Visit ccwtx.org/wondergirls. Camp Fire West Texas is offering Kids Care, a state licensed, affordable quality program, for students enrolled in one of the following 10 Odessa campuses starting the fall: Austin, Burnet, Gonzales, Noel, Pease, Buice, Cameron, Ross, Burleson and Jordan Elementary schools. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. July 15 and will continue until all spots are filled. The after-school programs are operated by Camp Fire West Texas, and components of the program include homework help, games, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, and traditional Camp Fire activities and projects. The program will be offered from the time school is out until 6 p.m. Enrollment will be limited, with a child to adult ratio of no more than 15:1 to provide attention and quality supervision. To register for Kids Care, you must complete an online registration form and pay a $20 annual fee for each child enrolled. A weekly $45 fee will be charged per child and financial assistance is available for those who quality. Online registration forms are only available at the campfire website at campfirewtx.org or call 570-4144. First Basin Credit Union has kicked-off the fourth annual Back to School Supply Drive benefitting the children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services (CPS) and helps foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care, throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties. The Rainbow Room is requesting the following items to help equip children for the 2019-2020 school year: backpacks, folders, spiral notebooks, pens/pencils, binders, highlighters, glue, sticks, tissues, hand sanitizer, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors and headphone. Donation deadline is July 31. Donations as well as monetary donations are welcome any of the following of the First Basin branches locations: 4217 N. Grandview Ave., 2740 N. County Road West, 1010 E. Eighth St., 713 Golder Ave., in Odessa; 3316 Midland Drive and 5509 Andrews Highway, in Midland; and 1205 N.E. First St, in Andrews. For information regarding The Rainbow Room or the school supply drive, call Crystale Galindo at 232-0547 or Janet Sotelo at 248-1443, from the FBCU marketing team. Visit www.firstbasin.com. Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Children must bring a sacked lunch daily. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Weekly tuition is $75 per child. Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels. Call 570-4144 or visit www.campfirewtx.org. Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is offering a Kids Fitness Summer Pass through Aug. 1, includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide all summer, Kids Fitness classes, ZumbAtomic, Kids Battle Ropes, Kid’s Fun & Fitness and more. Cost is $20 per month. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com. Interfaith Service (Sewing) Council, 910 S. Grant Ave., is inviting sewers and quilters to participate in open sewing and get assistance with sewing projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sewing machines (Berninas), quilting rulers and cutters and scissors will be provided. Thursdays is primarily for quilters. Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at [email protected] Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051 or visit odessagoldendragons.com. M.A.D. Children has scheduled classes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Register from noon to 6 p.m. daily at M.A.D., 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Call 272-5834 or 272-5812 or 325-455-4990. The Monday Senior Bridge Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 13th Street and Adams Avenue. Call 337-5281. The Odessa Chapter No. 447 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org. The Greater Odessa Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5321 JBS Parkway. Call 559-9489.MIDLAND The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled Japanese American country music fiddler and singer Shoji Tabuchi to perform at 3 p.m. today. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com. Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Unsweet Ts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org. The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org. The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second Tuesday of each month. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Visit www.paletteclubmidland.com. Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topic Meeting on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org. Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, room 228, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org. Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.ANDREWS Andrews Senior Center, 310 W. Broadway St., Andrews, has scheduled a dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. Admission is $6. Call 664-4150.MARFA Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email [email protected] or visit www.ballroommarfa.org. Previous articleMichael KleinNext articleMandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer Digital AIM Web Support
European fans are preparing for the trip next summer Which European nation has the most optimistic fans? Cover photo: Booking.com Given that matches will be played in 12 countries next summer, more than half of the fans surveyed (56%) confirm that they plan to travel both outside and inside the country to watch their team’s matches. The same is claimed by 63% of fans from Croatia. Despite only 16% of fans from Denmark believing that their team will win a major international tournament, 61% are preparing to travel inside and outside the country to watch their team’s matches. After a series of painful relegations from the tournament and a stumble against the Czech Republic in European Championship qualifiers, English fans are the most nervous nation in general during the draw, with one in three (35%) fans feeling uneasy about their team’s success. And while nearly a third of fans (32%) think their team can make it to the very end of next year’s big international tournament, just over 1 in 10 (11%) admit they think they will never see their team win a big international tournament. Spanish fans have high expectations of their team. More than 1/3 of Spanish fans (36%) admit that they feel nervous before the draw for the competition, but are not afraid to support their team with 59% of fans – the highest percentage of all European fans surveyed – who believe their team can leave to the end and win a big competition. Croatia has the most optimistic fans among all participants surveyed before the draw, with more than two-thirds (67%) feeling filled with hope before the draw for the big tournament, and an impressive 45% are confident they will win the big tournament in the next few years. 97% of football fans from Croatia think so that the Croatian football team will win one of the international competitions during their lifetime. European football fans are so eager to travel to watch their team at the big tournament that almost a quarter (24%) of European football fans between the ages of 18 and 34 admit to canceling their honeymoon to watch their team live while winning a major international tournament, and the same goes for 9% of fans from Croatia. Also, more than a quarter of respondents (26%) say they would be happy to spend a lot more money on a sporting event than on a honeymoon trip, the same goes for 21% of fans from Croatia. Interestingly, just two days ago, Airbnb signed a $ 500 million contract and became an official partner of the 2028 Olympics, while as stated in this article, Booking.com is the official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship. Booking.com, has recently become an official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship in the accommodation and attractions segment. Let the global game for every tourist begin. 35% of football fans in Europe believe that their team can reach the very end “2020 will be an exciting year for sports – from the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship in Europe to other global competitions in Japan and Australia. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to explore the world and the fact that a quarter of European fans aged 18-34 confirm they would travel just to watch their favorite team’s game, we are excited to have worked with UEFA to play our part in this to provide fans with the best possible experience as they travel to watch one of the matches. That includes simply booking the perfect accommodation and discovering everything I can do in each of the host cities. ” pointed out Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing at Booking com. An incredible 27% of football fans even admitted that they would not mind losing their job if it meant that they could be at the stadium and watch their team perform in the historic final, and 16% of Croatian fans think the same. An impressive 58% of football fans in Germany feel optimistic ahead of the draw for the championship groups. However, after all but unconvincing performance in the final tournament of the UEFA League of Nations in which they lost to angry rivals French and Dutch, less than a third of fans (29%) believe that their team can win the upcoming tournament, and 24% believe that their the team will not win any tournament even in the next 10 years. The results reveal an expected astonishing level of optimism across the continent, with 35% of football fans in Europe believing that their team can reach the very end and lift the trophy in a future competition, bringing us exciting moments ahead of UEFA EURO 2020 ™ . Fans from Croatia are even more optimistic, so 45% of them believe that the Croatian team will win the football championship. Photo: HNS Research shows that fans in the Netherlands think that the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship ™ may be too much for the Dutch chosen species. Despite a positive campaign in the UEFA League of Nations final tournament, in which the team reached the final, only 17% of respondents believe that their team can win any of the upcoming competitions. However, almost half as many Dutch fans (33%) believe their team will win some major international competition in the next four years. Nearly 40% of football fans believe their team can win the tournament compared to 32% among male fans, and despite years of ups and downs, the older generation is still the most optimistic when it comes to their team’s prospects, with 37% of football fans in Europe over the age of 65 supports his team. France’s status as a favorite ahead of the competition is reflected in the expectation of their fan base as more than half of the fans (51%) are optimistic ahead of the draw and a third (33%) believe the French can go a step further and lift the trophy. Most of the team that finished second in the European Championship UEFA EURO 2016 ™ is still there, and with numerous dynamic reinforcements, experts seem to agree that it will be extremely difficult to beat them this time. Just around the upcoming European Football Championship, Booking.com conducted a survey among 7.500 football fans in 11 European markets; Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Sweden, ahead of next week’s draw for the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship, exploring what fans expect from this big competition next summer. Photo: UEFA
(BBC) – Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, endured a Wembley nightmare as Chelsea strolled to victory and set up an FA Cup final date with Arsenal.United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ditched his usual FA Cup keeper, Sergio Romero, to keep faith with De Gea, but the experienced Spain international produced two horrendous errors either side of half-time to gift Chelsea two goals.De Gea made a flimsy attempt to deal with Olivier Giroud’s flick in first-half stoppage time, then weakly fumbled Mason Mount’s tame 20-yard shot into the net moments after the restart.Chelsea’s excellent performance fully merited this victory and United’s abject misery after a dreadful performance was complete when captain Harry Maguire diverted Marcos Alonso’s cross into his own net at the near post with 16 minutes left.Frank Lampard’s side were in complete control from first to last as they comprehensively ended Manchester United’s 19-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Bruno Fernandes pulled a goal back from the penalty spot late on after Callum Hudson-Odoi fouled Anthony Martial but it could not even be described as a consolation as Chelsea closed out the win.Lampard eyes first-season silverwareLampard is now in position to make his first season in charge a highly satisfactory one as they contemplate a place in the FA Cup final and lie third in the Premier League, in position to reach next season’s Champions League.And no-one can question their right to this win as they dominated from start to finish, particularly in midfield, where they were able to subdue the influence of the talented Fernandes.Once again 33-year-old Giroud demonstrated his influence, leading the line selflessly and being rewarded with that crucial first goal, even though it received a large helping hand from De Gea.Chelsea were more energetic, dangerous and aggressive and while they were thankful to those mistakes from De Gea, the margin of victory was no more than they deserved.Lampard’s side cut off any supply line to United’s forwards and it will be an intriguing final on 1 August back here at Wembley, when he pits his wits against another rookie manager in Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.Manchester United’s day of miseryUnited went into this semi-final high on optimism on that long unbeaten run and with the sense that Solskjaer was starting to get to grips with the big rebuilding job.That continues and United are still in decent shape to reach next season’s Champions League, either via the Premier League or Europa League, but this was a savage setback.And the main culprit was De Gea, who gives the impression of a goalkeeper either in permanent decline or going through a very long slump.De Gea changed the face of this FA Cup semi-final with those mistakes, allowing Chelsea to transform their dominance into a two-goal lead.Fernandes was overpowered in midfield and United had no punch in attack, where Solskjaer decided to leave the potency of Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood on the bench, along with Paul Pogba.It was perhaps a sign that Solskjaer knew all was not well when he introduced Martial for defender Eric Bailly when he sustained a first-half head injury while Greenwood and Pogba were only introduced in desperation when the game was gone.In defence they were also vulnerable, Victor Lindelof losing Giroud too easily for Chelsea’s opener and captain Maguire ending any hopes with that own goal.United complained they should have had a penalty when Martial went down under Kurt Zouma’s first-half challenge but this was a miserable experience for Solskjaer and his players.Solskjaer’s side have had many good days in recent months. This was a very bad one.