Archive for May, 2009

Man United moans, Barca celebrates

Barcelona’s supporters celebrate in Barcelona after their team defeated Manchester United in the Champions League final soccer match. — Reuters

ROME, May 28 — Manchester United’s dreams of becoming the first club to retain the Champions League, and Sir Alex Ferguson’s hopes of becoming only the second manager to win the European Cup three times, were burnt in the heady heat of an exhilarating display by Barcelona as Ferguson was left to rue the fact that too many of his big-name players failed to perform on the night.

Ferguson also bemoaned the “shoddy” defending that had handed Barca their opening goal from Samuel Eto’o in the first half, which set his team back so dramatically, with Lionel Messi adding a second to end any hopes of a United revival in the 2-0 result.  “Credit to them the better team won,” Ferguson admitted. “There is a disappointment in the performance and some individuals will feel that themselves.

“We have done well to get to the final, we had to win it to change the pattern of teams defending the trophy. With the players we have we expected better, but losing the first goal was decisive and we could not recover from that.

“It was a killer for us, it was their first attack. We were looking confident and bright but got nervous. After that goal we had plenty of time to recover and had some half chances in the second half. But we were beaten by the better team.

“We were not at our best after the first goal. The disappointment was not using the ball better when we had possession. It could be it was an off-night, it could be that it was too big a hill for us to climb.”

Ferguson continued to pay tribute to Barcelona, who have completed a remarkable treble of the Champions League, the Spanish league and the King’s Cup.

“If you analyse the teams we have played then you have to say they are one of the best,” Ferguson said. “It’s a credit to them that they have pursued that philosophy and have never changed.”

United will stand accused of negative tactics but Ferguson claimed this was not deliberate, even if he attempted to nullify the threat of Barca’s midfield. “Getting the ball was difficult,” he said.

United captain Ryan Giggs admitted his team had been second-best. “At times Barcelona can make you look silly because they keep the ball so well,” he said. “We said whoever turned up on the night would win and that proved to be the case. They turned up and played some great football, we didn’t really. I think if we had gone a goal ahead we are capable of keeping the ball like they are. But they deserved it tonight.”

Wayne Rooney added: “It’s disappointing, but I thought Barcelona were the better team tonight and deserved to win. They scored a good goal early on and Messi’s was a great goal at a difficult time for us. They deserved to win.

“I’ve never played against a better team than Barcelona. They’re a brilliant team. Iniesta is the best player in the world, he’s incredible.

“We’re still a young team and can come back I hope. We’re very disappointed tonight, but can still look forward to next season.”

Cristiano Ronaldo could not hide his disappointment afterwards. “We did not do well — the tactics were not good. Everything went wrong.”

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said: “I’m leaving, I’m leaving tomorrow, right away. I can’t do anything else. I’m delirious. We are not the best team in Barcelona’s history. But we have played the best season in history.” — Daily Telegraph

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/sports/27847-man-united-moans-barca-celebrates-

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Zee Avi (left) performing in 2009.

Zee Avi (left) performing in 2009

Zee Avi (born Izyan Alirahman,[1] also known as KokoKaina; b. 1986) is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. She was born in Miri, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. She moved to Kuala Lumpur when she was 12.[2] She studied fashion design at American InterContinental University in London.[3]

Avi originally posted a video of her first song on YouTube because one of her friends had missed her first performance in Kuala Lumpur, so she created a video on YouTube for him to watch. He convinced Avi to leave the video up, and soon she received positive feedback, which inspired her to put more videos on YouTube.[3] After she was featured YouTube, she attracted the attention of Brushfire Records, with which she would join.[2] Her song “No Christmas For Me” is featured on Brushfire Records‘s 2008 Christmas album This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday.[4] Her single “Bitter Heart” was first to become available on the US iTunes store, and her full self-titled debut album was released on May 19, 2009. On the day of her album’s release, YouTube featured her on the front page in Spotlight: Music Tuesday. She is currently touring the United States. –wikipedia

Zee Avi's Self Titled Debut Album

Can’t get enough of Zee Avi a.k.a Kokokaina?
Zee Avi’s Official Website
Kokokaina’s Youtube
Zee Avi’s Imeem
Zee Avi’s MySpace

Enjoy her video!
Zee Avi- An Introduction

Zee Avi – Live from and above the Solar Powered Plastic Plant

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan (center), son Abhishek Bachchan (right), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (2nd from left) and Jaya Bachchan display their ink-stained fingers after casting votes at a polling center in Mumbai April 30, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer) Image : Boston's Big Picture (Boston.com)

More at Boston’s Big Picture : India’s massive general election (40 photos total)

It’s really funny when Bachchan family show their ink-marked middle finger to the press showing that they had cast their vote for India’s Election on last May 16th, 2009.

India’s massive general election

On May 16th, 2009, the Election Commission of India announced the results of its recent month-long India-wide election for their lower house of Parliament – the largest democratic election in the world. An estimated 714 million voters (from a population of 1.2 billion) were eligible to cast their vote in one of five separate phases at over 800,000 polling stations, starting on April 16th. Logistically difficult, massive in scale, and opposed by various rebel groups, separatists and protestors, the elections still managed to be held with minimal disruption, with an average voter turnout of greater than 56%. The big winner was the the Indian National Congress party, which will form the new government under the incumbent prime minister Manmohan Singh. As with any photo story from India, it is impossible to capture every aspect in just a handful of pictures – collected here are only some of the scenes that played out across the nation over the last month. – Boston’s Big Picture

India already using Finger-Ink-Marking for their Election System.
Malaysia’s Election Commission (Suruhanjaya Plihanraya Malaysia (SPRM)) is planning to use Biometric System for next General Election.
With is better Finger-Ink-Marking or Biometric System?
What say you?

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Google Search : UEFA Champions League 2009

the heat is in the air.
who’s going to win? and who’s going to perish?
UEFA Champions League 2009 final.
Barcelona vs Manchester United.
Final – 27 May 2009 20:45 (CET) – Stadio Olimpico – Rome – Italy

image: uefa.com

image: uefa.com

click here to go to uefa.com

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Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) (pronounced [k??sæt]) was anAmerican painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.

Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. –wikipedia

May 19, 2009—Meet “Ida,” the small “missing link” found in Germany that’s created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins.

In a new book, documentary, and promotional Web site, paleontologist Jorn Hurum, who led the team that analyzed the 47-million-year-old fossil seen above, suggests Ida is a critical missing-link species in primate evolution (interactive guide to human evolutionfrom National Geographic magazine).

(Among the team members was University of Michigan paleontologist Philip Gingerich, a member of theCommittee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society, which owns National Geographic News.)

The fossil, he says, bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans and their more distant relatives such as lemurs.

“This is the first link to all humans,” Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said in a statement. Ida represents “the closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor.”

Ida, properly known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like skeleton features primate-like characteristics, including grasping hands, opposable thumbs, clawless digits with nails, and relatively short limbs. …read more at news.nationalgeographic.com

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Under early morning light, space shuttle Atlantis makes its slow way to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The 3.4-mile trip took about seven-and-a-half hours. (NASA/Jack Pfaller)

More photos (31 photos total): Boston’s Big Picture : Hubble’s final servicing mission

ps.: spectacular photos!

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Oil and Gas Asia 2009 (OGA 2009) is opening its doors for the 12th time this year with a record sold out space of 17,000 sqm which will span across 6 exhibition halls at the KL Convention Centre. Mark the 10th – 12th June in your diary!

OGA 2009 has once again proven to be one of the biggest and most sought after shows in the Asian region. There will be over 1,000 participating companies from over 40 countries exhibiting. It is expected to attract some 20,000 trade visitors and decision makers from the oil and gas industry.

Amongst the leading national oil companies and leaders of industries that will participate are Aker Solutions, Cameron, Delcom, ExxonMobil, Global Process Systems, M3nergy, Neural Oilfield, Olio Resources, SapuraCrest, Scomi, Shell, Siemens, Sime Darby, Tanjung Offshore, Technip, UMW Oil & Gas and Weatherford to name a few.

OGA 2009 has once again proven to be a truly international event with 10 country groups joining as National Pavilions. The huge success of OGA has created world-wide interest among the major industry players in the world attracting International groups from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

OGA 2009 showcases world class technology and services in the oil and gas industry and creates networking channels between exhibitors and trade visitors, providing opportunities to establish new partnerships. It is a platform for all the professionals, experts and industry specialists of the oil and gas industry to discuss and gather information on the current technology and innovation.

Show Title:
Oil & Gas Asia 2009 (OGA 2009)
The 12th Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition

Website:
http://www.oilandgas-asia.com

Held In The Same Week As:
The 14th Asia Oil And Gas Conference (AOGC 2009)
8 – 9 June, 2009
Organized by PETRONAS

Venue:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

Date:
10 – 12 June 2009

Opening Hours:
10.00 am – 6.00 pm (10 – 11 June 2009)
10.00 am – 5.00 pm (12 June 2009)

Admission:
Professional, trade and business visitors related to the oil, gas & petrochemical industry only.

Status:
Asia’s Biggest Oil & Gas Show

Estimated Size Of Exhibition:
17,000 sq. metres

Expected No. Of Participating Companies:
1000 (local & international)

Expected No. Of Countries/Regions Represented:
More than 50 including;
Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam & UAE.

Previous Shows:
OGM was held biannually since 1987 and was re-branded to OGA in 2003

Expected Trade Visitors:
22,000 trade visitors

Pre-registration : (Before 30-May-2009)
http://www.oem.com.sg/prereg/oga09/prereg.asp

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Free Ericsson Laptop

got this email from a friend of mine;

No such things as freebies these days my friends.
It seems too good to be true.
Check out these links:
SonyEricsson: Hoax Competition Email
http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/ericsson_hoax.htm

the Ericsson T18 and Ericsson R320 are cell phones, not a computer.
Moreover, it’s a discontinued model.
Again, the Ericsson R320 is a cell phone, not a computer. And discontinued, to boot!
What gives? The email above is slightly revised version of a nine-year-old hoax promising free phones to frequent forwarders. Though the phrase “computer laptops” has been substituted in the newer variant to reel in more suckers, evidently the anonymous prankster who revised the original couldn’t be bothered to change the model numbers of the supposed promotional items.
The email address to which copies of the forwarded message are supposed to be sent,anna.swelung@ericsson.com, is a corruption of the address specified in the 2000 version of the hoax (anna.swelund@ericsson.com), which, of course, was never valid in the first place.
Excerpt from : http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/ericsson_hoax.htm

ps.: Nice graphic work anyway.
pss.: Want A Real Deal on Free Stuff? (Not only Laptops!) Click Here!

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Mother’s Day : Google Doodle

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day

To all mothers out there, happy mother’s day.

To my mom, you are the greatest mom on earth!

i couldn’t wish for more. thanks for everything.

I love you mom!

XOXO

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I would like to share how you can save RM3 a month from your Celcom Broadband Billing.
That is about RM36 a year (RM3 x 12 months). It is not much but at least you can definitely save.
Celcom is charging you RM3 per billing for Itemised Billing. If you are a Celcom Broadband subscriber (Data only) you will not need the itemised billing.

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Therefore, the trick is to change your Billing Type from Itemised Billing to Summary Billing.

Here are the steps: (Click for bigger image)

Step 1 : Go to www.celcom.com.my -> Online Customer Service

Step 1: Go to www.celcom.com.my -> Online Customer Service

log_on

Step 2: Log In using your mobile no and password (if you don't have one, "Click Sign Up Now" and register)

my_account

Step 3: Go to My Account -> Change Bill Type

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Step 4: Click "Change" to change from itemised to summary.

congratulations, now you are done!
now your billing type have been changed from itemised billing to summary billing. and you are saving RM3 a month!
now go share with your friend this tips! sharing is caring.

ps.: imagine how big Celcom profits earned from this method!

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yup!
consist of 4 letters,
our very own made in malaysia url shortening services by NetizensMedia.com
xs.my; xs stand for eXtra Short.

website: http://xs.my

truely malaysian,
from malaysian,
for malaysian.
malaysia boleh!

what really catch my attention was the side note:

side note:

– XS stands for Xtra Short.
– XS.my is 10x faster than other similar services, only if you’re in Malaysia and Streamyx doesn’t messed up.
– No ads and images on every page.
– If you feel like reciprocating, tell your friends and family about it.
– Not cool on IE.
– Brought to you by Netizens Media.

ps.: Learn Another Great Redirection Alternative Here.


read more : Netizens Media Melancarkan XS.MY; Malaysia’s very own URL shortening service

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Paragliding Accuracy World Cup Jugra 2009

Location : Jugra Hill, Banting, Selangor, Malaysia [click here for event’s detail]

Date : 29-Apr to 4-May 2009 [click here for detail schedule]

jugra

read more : www.pgawc.orgjugra.paraglidingmalaysia.com

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