Friday, February 25, 2011

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein visits New York...

I had the pleasure of being the host for the visit to CONCACAF of FIFA's new Vice President Elect from Asia. Prince Ali is also the President of the Jordanian Football Federation. I really enjoyed his visit. He is an intelligent young man dedicated to improving football in his region. I am happy to support him in those goals and objectives.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Doing Disney...

It has been more than 30 years since I cruised the parks of Disney World in Orlando. What my visit on Sunday proved is you never get too old for Disney to be fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Musically speaking...

Rudy Perez and his wife Betsy enjoy a breakfast meeting with Chuck Blazer to talk about musical plans for the many CONCACAF projects that are in the works.

(From Wikipedia: Rudy Perez is a Cuban American composer, producer and Sound engineer, whose songs have been very successful. He is considered one of the most outstanding creators in the field of international pop music. His facility to write and produce hits makes him one of the top most sought after producer /songwriters in the music industry. To have a Rudy Perez song in your repertoire usually guarantees immediate success. Numerous top ten hits that his compositions have achieved during the last 20 years and any of them have remained in the top 1 for many consecutive weeks (between 9 and 11 weeks). He has composed over 600 songs written and produced hits for international artists such as Julio Iglesias, Raul di Blasio, Jaci Velasquez, Christian Castro, Christina Aguilera, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Jennifer López, Luis Miguel and Jose Feliciano among others.[1] His songs have been very successful as he won the Hot Latin Songs, being also the first composer and producer Hispanic win. He was chosen as producer of the year for four consecutive years. Also, the success of the songs he has composed and produced what has earned 30 gold records and 50 platinum and his work has been nominated also for 19 Latin Grammy,of which he got 5. He has been voted the most important Latin composer. He also won the title of Producer of the Decade in 2010, awarded by Billboard the most successful producer who had over ten years in the public's preference lists. He was elected the first president of the Florida branch (now a full chapter) of NARAS, and was instrumental in the establishment of the first Latin Grammy Awards, which premiered in 2000.)