Saturday, May 28, 2011

Champions League Final 2011 Live Stream, Wembley Stadium Webcam Feed, Man Utd vs Barcelona

The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final is a football match to be played on 28 May 2011 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to decide the winner of the 2010-11 season of the UEFA Champions League.

This live feed is at Wembley Stadium for the CL final:

CL Final Live Feed

Event Information:

The final is between Spanish side Barcelona and Manchester United of England, a repeat of the 2009 final held in Rome, Italy, which Barcelona won 2–0. Kick off is at 19:45 BST. The referee for the match is yet to be announced. The venue, the new Wembley Stadium, is hosting its first European Cup final, having opened in 2007. The old Wembley Stadium hosted the finals in 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978 and 1992.

Both teams entered the competition having won it three times previously, Manchester United in 1968, 1999 and 2008; and Barcelona in 1992 and 2006, as well as 2009. To reach the final, in the knockout phase Barcelona beat Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk and lastly Real Madrid in the 212th El Clásico derby, while Manchester United beat Marseille, Chelsea and Schalke. In their respective domestic seasons, both teams entered the final as Premier League and La Liga champions but neither team had won a domestic cup that season.

The winners will play against Porto, the winners of the 2011 UEFA Europa League Final, in the 2011 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco on 26 August 2011, and also enter the semi-finals of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup in December of that year.

Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2011 Live Webcam Feed

Chicago hosts it's annual Memorial Day Parade to honour veterans, active duty military personnel, and those who have given their lives in service of their country. It draws about 10,000 spectators each year and is considered one of the largest parades of its kind in the country.

This live feed is in Chicago for the Memorial Day parade:

Chicago Memorial Day Live

Event Information:

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, an auto race which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. It runs on the Sunday preceding the Memorial Day holiday. The Coca-Cola 600 stock car race has been held later the same day since 1961. The Memorial Tournament golf event has been held on or close to the Memorial Day weekend since 1976.Matthew Dennis, Red, White, and Blue Letter Days: An American Calendar (2002).

Sociologists, following the lead of Robert Bellah, often make the argument that America has a secular "civil religion" – one with no association with any religious denomination or viewpoint – that has incorporated Memorial Day as a sacred event. Our American tradition includes an obligation to honor the sacrifices made by our nation to earn our freedom. With the Civil War, a new theme of death, sacrifice and rebirth enters the civil religion. Memorial Day gave ritual expression to these themes, integrating the local community into a sense of nationalism. The American civil religion in contrast to that of France was never anticlerical or militantly secular; in contrast to Britain it was not tied to a specific denomination like the Church of England. Instead the Americans borrowed selectively from different religious traditions in such a way that the average American saw no conflict between the two, thus mobilizing deep levels of personal motivation for the attainment of national goals