How Pele, Maradona inspired Neymar to pitch tents with PUMA

first_imgPUMA has signed a long-term partnership with Brazilian football player Neymar Jr. Neymar will not only wear the PUMA King on pitch, but will be a brand ambassador off-pitch, wearing PUMA’s lifestyle, training, and sport-inspired footwear and apparel products. “Neymar Jr. joining our PUMA Family is fantastic”, said Bjørn Gulden, CEO of PUMA. “He is one of the best players in the world and extremely relevant for the global football and youth culture. We are very excited and look forward to working with him both on and off the pitch.” In a message to his fans on his social media channels entitled “The King is Back”, Neymar Jr. spoke about the impact that football greats such as Pelé and Maradona have had on his life, and his decision to follow in their footsteps by partnering with PUMA. “I grew up watching videos of great football legends such as Pelé, Cruyff, Eusebio and Maradona,” Neymar Jr. said. “These were the kings of the pitch, the kings of my sport. I wish to bring back the legacy that those athletes created on the pitch. They each played in PUMA, and each of them created their magic in The KING.”Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? He continued: “Every time I lace my boots, my KING boots, I will do anything to achieve all of my dreams to honor my name and that of all those great ones who wore the KING before me. This will be my PUMA history. The KING is back!” read also:Neymar, Puma seal endorsement deal – reports Neymar has won several trophies in Brazil, Spain and France, as well as the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores. He also won the Olympic Gold Medal with the Brazilian National Team in 2016. He has scored 61 goals in 101 matches for Brazil, making him the third highest goal scorer for his national team. He currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and has won three French league titles, two Coupe de France, and two Coupe de la Ligue. He played an important role in leading the club to its first ever Champions League Final in 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Over US$2B pledged at high-level conference in NY

first_imgHurricane reliefAs Caribbean countries undergo the rebuilding process following September’s devastating climatic events, over US$2 billion in donations, loans and debt relief was pledged during a recent high-level conference in New York, United States, to support long-term recovery in the Region’s hurricane-affected nations.Participants at the high-level Pledging Conference held on Tuesday at the UN HeadquartersThe Caribbean Community (Caricom)-United Nations (UN) high-level pledging conference, “Building a more Climate-Resilient Community”, recognised that the Region could only “build back better” with international support and urgent climate action.Having recognised the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a broad partnership was mobilised to support reconstruction efforts, including more than US$1.3 billion in pledges and over $1 billion in loans and debt relief.This support derived from nearly 400 high-level representatives from Governments, multilateral and civil society organisations and the Private Sector gathered at UN Headquarters on Tuesday with the Secretaries General of the UN and Caricom to help ravaged countries to “build back better” as the first climate-resilient countries in the world.Estimated amounts pledged were: US$702 million from The Netherlands; US$352 million from the European Union; US$140 million from the World Bank; US$78 million from Canada; US$30 million from China; US$27 million from Mexico; US$12 million from Italy; US$4.3 million from the United States; US$4 million from Japan; US$1 million from Kuwait; US$2 million from India; US$1 million from Venezuela; US$1.2 million from Belgium; US$1 million from Chile; US$500,000 from Denmark; US$300,000 from Colombia; US$250,000 from Haiti; US$250,000 from New Zealand; US$200,000 from Brazil; US$150,000 from Kazakhstan; US$100,000 from Romania; US$100,000 from Portugal and US$20,000 from Serbia.Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) pledged US$1 billion in loans, while Italy did the same with US$30 million in soft loans and Venezuela also forgave US$1 million in debt – all geared at building a more resilient Caribbean.According to the latest needs estimate, overall recovery costs surpass US$5 billion.Meanwhile, UN Secretary General António Guterres posited, “Countries in the Caribbean need support now to rebuild, and to take effective climate action. We need a new generation of infrastructure that is risk-informed, to underpin resilient economies, communities, and livelihoods.”Climate-vulnerable islands were decimated, like Barbuda, the smaller of the two-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica, with deep social, economic and environmental impacts. Other severely affected islands were Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Haiti and St Kitts and Nevis also suffered damage. Sint Maarten/St Martin as well as Cuba and the Dominican Republic were impacted, in addition to Puerto Rico.“Climate change is not a theoretical question for the people of the Caribbean. You live this reality daily. Our sentiments and well wishes will not be enough. Our messages of solidarity alone will not do. Right now, it is time for us to act,” said UN General Assembly President Miroslav Laj?ák.Responding to the urgent needs, over US$1.35 billion were pledged by established partners and new ones, highlighting the importance of South-South Cooperation—from the Region and beyond.last_img read more