Guyana’s Embassy to Brazil supports Golden Jaguars

first_imgThe Guyana Embassy in Brazil has been providing moral support to the players, management and staff of the Golden Jaguars, who are currently on a historic “Train and Play” Camp taking place in Rio de Janeiro.Jevon Rodrigues taking a photo op with the players and staffRecently, First Secretary Jevon Rodrigues, representing Guyana’s Ambassador George Talbot, travelled from the Brasilia-located Embassy to Rio, and spent two days interacting with players and staff. At a simple function, Rodrigues conveyed the Ambassador’s best wishes to the team, informing them that Ambassador Talbot is an ardent Golden Jaguars fan, and wanted the team to be aware of that fact.“This encampment is historic, as it is happening in a year when Guyana and Brazil are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. Events to celebrate this milestone would be taking place in Brazil and Guyana. I would like to wish the team and management, on behalf of Ambassador Talbot, the very best going forward, and encourage you to be the best. Work hard and the good results will follow,” Rodrigues encouraged the team.A qualified former coach, who once briefly served as President of the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA), Rodrigues also complimented the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) for the initiative of having the camp in Brazil, which can only boost the sport in Guyana.He also disclosed that an anniversary symposium would have already been held at the University of Brasilia and Roraima, and there would be an exchange of cultural troupes between the two neighbours.“Later in the year, we should issue some stamps to commemorate the event, so I think a team coming here at this time is very significant. It may have taken us 50 years to bring a squad to Brazil, but I think our development is getting closer to the level that Brazil is. My word to the players is: remain committed, remain disciplined, and doors will open for you. I am excited about the new management and coach; the atmosphere is just positive, and I really admire that. I know that we are going to go places,” Rodrigues declared.last_img read more

Koreas bid for UNESCO recognition of traditional wrestling

first_imgSeoul, Nov 26 (AP) North and South Korea are making a first joint bid for an international recognition of Korean traditional wrestling. South Korean culture officials on Monday said a UNESCO committee is set to determine whether to add the Korean wrestling to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” this week. The Koreas had earlier pushed separate bids for the sport’s UNESCO recognition, but the cooperation follows an easing of tension on the divided peninsula amid a flurry of exchanges this year. Local media reports said South Korea had first proposed the joint bid during a leaders’ summit at the Korean border village in April. The Koreas were originally a single country before their separation in 1945. Split along the world’s most heavily fortified border, the countries now have linguistic, cultural and other gaps. They use different English Romanization rules. The wrestling’s English spelling is “ssirum” in North Korea and “ssireum” in South Korea. According to South Korea’s Cultural Heritage Administration, the Koreas use both spellings for their combined bid. North Korea has won UNESCO recognitions of two Korean cultural assets the Korean folk tune “Airrang” and the making of Kimchi. The two are among the 19 items that South Korea has received UNESCO recognition for, according to South Korean officials. In the Korean wrestling, participants with a belt around their waists and thighs use their hands, legs and other body parts to bring down their opponents to the sand ground. In South Korea, it gained wide popularity the 1980s, threatening the long-running popularity of baseball and soccer. (AP) SMJSMJadvertisementlast_img read more

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