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Cannavaro wins European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or)

November 28, 2006 5 comments

Hi all,
Finally Ronaldinho has been stripped off his title, which he held for 2 yrs consecutively. The guy who has done that truly deserves it.

Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro won recognition for his stunning World Cup performance as Italy skipper by winning the prestigious European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or) on Monday. The 33-year-old Neapolitan succeeds Barcelona star Ronaldinho, winner of last year’s award, but who placed fourth this time largely as a result of his World Cup performance as Brazil crashed in the quarter-finals to France.

Cannavaro with 173 points took the honour ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (124) of Italy and Arsenal’s French striker Thierry Henry (121).

France’s Zinedine Zidane, who retired after reaching the World Cup finals, placed fifth with 71 points.

To read the complete story click here

This post has been Cross-Posted @ FootBall Rockers

njoi,

Kurt

The Magic man…

November 27, 2006 3 comments

Hi all,
This post is about The Magic Man: Ronaldinho.
Its a goal every player dreams off. It was against Villareal on Saturday(25th November ’06) night.

njoi,
Kurt

Clash of Titans…

November 27, 2006 7 comments

Hi all,

It was indeed Clash of Titans. Yesterday (i.e. 26Th November), i along wid the millions of others worldwide saw two Premiership Giants ManU & Chelsea, clash against each-other @ Old Trafford. Now ManU was in a bad mood after their loss against Celtic in UEFA Championship Group matches. Ferguson was quoted saying, “We’ll avenge our Championship loss by defeating Chelsea @ home…”. I know tht’s a brave statement to make, but Alex is known to make such statements.

Abt the match:
It was a very well contested match, both the teams played some good football. ManU with backing of their home crowd started off with a bang & took Chelsea completely off guard. Ronaldo spear-headed ManU‘s attack, with his sheer speed he made A Cole life a living Hell. Chelsea managed to break most their attack even though they had some goof-ups in their defense. In the process they also took some shots @ ManU‘s goal. It was ManU who drew the first blood & it was none other than Luis Saha who found the back of the net. Just as he scored the entire stadium burst into a roar, all the ManU fans were shouting, jumping & cheering for their team. Soon it was half time & it looked as if ManU would run away with an easy win.

Second half was a complete different story.They had an early change, Robben was introduced into the attack. Chelsea had fire in their eyes which was missing in the first half (i wonder wht did Jose do in the changing room??). Suddenly one could see ManU on the back-foot, they had majority of their ppl in the defense. Chelsea kept the pressure on ManU and finally they succeeded in scoring. It was a corner kick & the scorer this time was Caralvanho (the Portugal Defender). After the goal the stadium went dead silent, only the away fans were cheering this time around. ManU did try to come back but their attack was killed in the bud itself. Soon its was full-time & the scoreline was ManU 1 – Chelsea 1.

After the match Jose Mourinho was quoted saying, “It’s a fair result, ManU were best in the first half & Chelsea were best in the second half.”

In all the match was a true entertainer. I felt the referee was a jackass coz he gave away a lot of unwanted fouls against Chelsea. It was indeed a high voltage game. Looking forward to see many more games like this…

This post has been Cross-Posted @ FootBall Rockers

njoi,
Kurt

P.S.: This version is Chelsea friendly, if you want a ManU friendly version go to some other blog.

What does RSVP stand for?

November 23, 2006 15 comments

Let’s Clear Up the Confusion

I hope that this week’s tip will benefit hosts and guests alike, because there seems to be a lot of confusion about the meaning of the above term.

Lack of RSVP’s – A Growing Problem

I hear more and more often, and have found in my personal experience, that hosts often do not receive firm indications whether guests plan to attend their parties, even if R.S.V.P. is clearly printed on the invitation. This could mean either one of two things. First it could mean that rudeness is a growing trend in our society. Or, as I would prefer to believe, people no longer understand what the term means. Assuming the best, and that the decline in R.S.V.P.’s can be attributed to ignorance and not rudeness, I will clarify this for the record.

What RSVP Means

The term R.S.V.P. comes from the French expression “répondez s’il vous plaît”, meaning “please respond”. If R.S.V.P. is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you’re coming, and it does not mean respond only if you’re not coming (the expression “regrets only” is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite head count for the planned event, and needs it by the date specified on the invitation.

For more details : Click Here

njoi,
Kurt 😀

P.S.: For those who dont understand y this post was created.
Please treat it as Just Another Post

So Many Game Consoles: Which to Buy?

November 17, 2006 4 comments

In a perfect world, determining which new game console to purchase would be out of your hands. Instead the matter would be handled Thunderdome style: Two beefy consoles enter the arena, they battle, and one console is left standing. But since such combat would inevitably lead to the enslavement of mankind by a superrace of cyborg overlords, it’s probably best to figure it out for yourself. Here is some information on the major contenders to help you decide.

Sony PlayStation 3

Nintendo Wii

Microsoft Xbox 360

For complete story click here
My this post is dedicated to my friend Koni 😀
Koni i hope you are reading… 🙂

njoi,
Kurt

Apple Teams Up With Six Airlines to Deliver iPod Integration

November 16, 2006 3 comments

Hi all,

Apple has managed to add yet another feather to its cap.

Apple® today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems. These six airlines will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the seat back displays.“There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and TV shows on their seat back displays,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “We’re excited to work with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod users an even better in-flight experience.”

In-flight iPod connectivity will be available to Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United passengers beginning in mid 2007. Additionally, Apple is working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to bring even more leading airlines in-flight iPod connectivity in the future.

The iPod ecosystem continues to flourish with more than 3,000 accessories made specifically for iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker systems, and more than 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles currently offer iPod connectivity.

To know more click here

njoi,
Kurt

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HaPpY ChIlDrEn’S DaY…

November 14, 2006 5 comments

Hi ppl,

Wish you all a very HAPPY CHILDREN’s DAY. Now i dont want comments like, “We are not children anymore”. To which my answer would be “Apne Mata-Pita ke liye tum hameesa bacche hi rahoge” (thanks to our hindi films).

I think we should have a Public Holiday for Children’s Day, coz according to me there’s a child within each one of us. So this day should be reserved for us to have fun & once again be a child.

In some of us its quite active, it can be seen in their behaviour, i mean their Bachkundi harkat 😀 says it all.
In some of us its semi-active, it can seen when you are dining with your friends & the steward serves dessert & ur eyes light up (tht’s when the child in you wakes up & is ready to attack the dessert 🙂 )
In some of us its dead, no its not dead, but u need the right kind of group/ppl to revive it. I really feel sad for this gerne of ppl, but am sure there might not be many in this group

Once again Wish you all a very HAPPY CHILDREN’s DAY…
To know more about Children’s Day click here (thanks to Wikipedia)

njoi,
Kurt