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Tens of thousands of marchers, together with dozens of marching bands and floral boats, on Monday took to the famed Fifth Avenue on Manhattan Island, New York City, to celebrate the Columbus Day.
The parade, the 69th of the kind, was also meant to honor Italian Americans' contributions to the Big Apple Air Huarache , a pet name for New York City, said the event organizers, who said there were 35, 000 marchers for this year's parade.
Amid drumbeat and accompanied by bagpipe playing, marchers, clad in traditional Italian costumes, started from midtown Manhattan and proudly walked northward on the Fifth Avenue Cheap Nike Huarache , waving to cheering crowds of spectators clinging behind metal fences used to cordon off both sides of the famous avenue. Some of the marchers chanted folk songs when they moved along northwards.
Among the marchers were celebrities including New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, retiring New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota.
Both de Blasio, a mayoral hopeful representing the Democratic Party, and Lhota, a Republican mayoral candidate, also seized the chance to impress the onlookers with plenty of campaigning efforts Nike Huarache All Red , during which their supporters chanted slogans for the candidate they support or sported paper badges bearing the full name of the candidate they favor.
The partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government, the first in 17 years, had its impact felt at the parade.
The West Point marching band, for one, which was originally included as a part of the U.S. Military Academy Band and would be leading the parade, has been barred from marching because of the ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government. Leading the parade in its place Monday was Ohio Northern University Marching Band, also known as the Star of Northwest Ohio.
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The parade, which last for more than three hours, was expected to attract about one million spectators, said the organizers.
Columbus Day was calculated to celebrate Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas in 1492. It later became a federal holiday in the United States in the early years of last century and is now observed in the United States on the second Monday of October each year.
WEIFANG, China Nike Huarache All White , July 26 (Xinhua) -- Bundesliga side Wolfsburg's youth team beat their Shandong Luneng counterparts 4-1 in Luneng Weifang Cup International Youth Football Tournament here on Sunday.
Eight teams, mostly composed of U-19 players, competed in the tournament.
Luneng players are not at the same level with their German counterparts, both in tactics and in physical conditions from the very start.
Wolfsburg opened their scoring account by Conde three minutes into the match. Luneng conceded two more goals at 7th minute by Putaro and 17th minute by El-Saleh. Putaro scored another goal in added time of the first half.
Luneng players still failed to follow the pace of Wolfsburg after substitues came off the bench in the second half. Luneng team managed to score at the 85th minute by Ma Shuai, their only goal in the match.
Seven clubs' youth teams from Portugal, Argentina, Mexico Nike Huarache Gold , China, the Netherland, along with China's national youth team, are competing in the tournament running from July 26 to August 1.
In other matches, Vitoria Guimaraes beat defending champion River Plate 1-0. Argentinos Juniors edged ADO Den Haag 3-2. Mexican C.D.Guadalajara crushed Chinese national youth team 6-0, as Chinese players are two years in average younger than their Mexican opponents.
Initiated by Shandong Luneng Taishan Football School in 2006, the event won support from the Chinese Football Association Nike Huarache Pink , who wanted to improve China's football performance through matches against more strong sides.
Following are champions of the past events: Shandong Luneng F.C. (2006), Australian National Youth team (2007), Rcd Espanyol youth team (2009), China National Youth Team (2010), Mexican C.D. Guadalajara F.C. (2011), Villarreal C.F. (2012), Sao Paulo F.C (2013) and River Plate (2014).
Shandong Luneng Taishan Football School Nike Huarache Red , established in 1999 by China Super League side Luneng club, serves as a cradle for young talented footballers.
Luneng established Luneng Brazil Sports Center last July, which is located in Porto Feliz, about 100 kilometers outside Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo. The Sports Center is the first overseas youth training center for Chinese soccer players.
SYDNEY， March 14 (Xinhua) -- Adelaide teenager Riley McGree is the surprise selection in Australia's 23-man World Cup squad for the second phase of their qualifying matches later this month.
McGree， 18， made the cut on Tuesday when Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou announced his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Iraq on March 23 and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 28.
The Socceroos will take a relatively experienced squad into both crucial games， as they aim to get back into the automatic top-two qualifying slots in their qualifying group.
McGree was one of five uncapped players named when Postecoglou reduced the squad from 30 players to 23， with Mustafa Amini .