Over the past couple of years, a frenzy of construction has engulfed South Africa as existing stadiums are enlarged and new ones built from scratch in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.
The nine World Cup host cities have a total of 10 stadiums (five new and five renovated) ranging in size from the colossal 95, 000 seater Soccer City in Johannesburg – the venue for both the opening ceremony and the final – to more modest 40, 000 seaters in the smaller cities.
* Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban (70,000 capacity)
* Green Point Stadium, Cape Town (68,000 capacity)
* Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth (48,000 capacity)
* Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit (46,000 capacity)
* Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane (45,000 capacity)
* Soccer City, Johannesburg (95,000 capacity)
* Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg (62,000 capacity)
* Loftus Versveld, Pretoria/Tshwane (50,000 capacity)
* Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein (48,000 capacity)
* Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg (42,000 capacity)
Sunday night, during one of the year’s most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Michigan USA, Rima Fakih, as MISS USA 2010.
Internationally-renowned chef and current “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Curtis Stone and “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales hosted the 59th Annual MISS USA Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world’s most electrifying cities, Las Vegas. The comedic mother-daughter duo Joan and Melissa Rivers were on hand providing backstage color commentary.
Ms. Fakih, 24, is from Dearborn, Michigan where she was raised with her younger brother. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. After completing her reign as MISS USA, she plans to attend law school. She enjoys traveling, running, dancing, kickboxing and especially likes playing football and watching the NFL.
In the following PowerPoint presentation and video, we collected some pitures of the MISS USA 2010 Winner: Miss Michigan Rima Fakih:
Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, and Casey James have made it into American Idol’s top three, just as we predicted earlier. Michael Lynche was sent packing by voters in a move which in hindsight easily predictable based on last week’s voting patterns. This now leaves Crystal, Lee, and Casey to square off on Idol next week, as Casey’s continued ability to get the show’s voters to completely ignore the judges’ panning of his performances will be put to the test, while Crystal appears to have regained any momentum she might or might not have lost, and Lee looks to get past what the judges thought was an off week for him.
Here we collected the top songs of American Idol 2010 Top 3 on Youtube:
Crystal Bowersox–Me and Bobby McGee
Casey James–Power of Love
Let’s expect the final winner of American Idol 2010!