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MAN UTD vs. BARCELONA – MAY 27

So its official….after two legs of exciting football, the UEFA Champions League 2009 final will be b/w my favorites, Manchester United vs. Barcelona, on May 27th in Rome.

Man Utd def. Arsenal 4-1 on aggregate

After having won the first leg 1-0 at home a fortnight ago, Man Utd. destroyed Arsenal 3-1 in the second leg at the Emirates on Tuesday to seal their second straight Champions League. In doing so, they also become the first defending champions to enter the final since Juventus did in 1997. Goals from Park and Ronaldo (twice) ensured their passage to the final. But they will miss Darren Fletcher for they final after he picked up a red card for a foul. The appeal has been overturned by UEFA.

Barcelona def. Chelsea 1-1 on away goals rule

After a draw at Nou Camp 2 weeks back, which by the way was the first time this season they haven’t scored at home, Barcelona booked their ticket to Rome on away goals rule after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday. Chelsea were all secured to make it an all English final again when Essien scored in the 9th minute. That lead was there all the way till the 3rd minute of added time when Iniesta scored a superb goal to put the Spaniards to the final. The Chelsea players were all furious at the referee after not having 2-3 penalty calls overturned. After the match, Drogba even went so close of hitting him…..loll…but he’s apologized for it…

Anyways…for my prediction…afterall am a Man Utd. fan…so I’ll always go wid my boys…they’ll defend their title successfully and hopefully clinch a quadruple by beating Barcelona either 2-1 in regular time or in extra time. I don’t think its gonna go to penalties this year…

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2009 in Sports

 

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Trip to Shivanasamudra Falls

Me and me friends went on a trip to Shivanasamudra Falls on Mysore road…It was a good break from our daily routines. Here’s a small info. on the falls and the pics we took while we there.


Shivanasamudra is a small town in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri and is the location of the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902.

The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.

This is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. It has an average width of 849 meters, a height of 90 m, and an average volume of 934 cubic meters / sec. The maximum recorded volume is 18,887 cubic meters / sec. It is a perennial waterfall. The time of best flow are the monsoon season of July to October.

A common misconception about these waterfalls are that the left segment is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki. In reality the Bharachukki falls are a few kilomoters to the south-west of the Gaganachukki falls. This is due to the Kaveri river itself splitting a few kilometers to the south into western and eastern branches. The western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls. The Gaganachukki waterfalls are best viewed from the Shivanasamudra watch tower. Most of the pictures showing the twin waterfalls are taken from that location. There is another approach to the Gaganachukki falls from the Darga Hazrath Mardane Gaib. Despite warnings being posted, people climb down the rocks and attempt to view the waterfalls from behind/top, resulting in many fatal accidents. it is 139km far from the bangalore. 


 
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Posted by on October 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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My nephew GEORGE aka GEORGIE / JO…

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Posted by on October 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Michael Phelps – Top 49 Most Influencial Men

 

WHY HE’S No.3?

Michael Phelps changed North American TV habits when it came to swimming. Thirty million people watched the 2008 Summer Olympics swimming event in 2008, and there will be increased coverage of the sport until the 2012 Olympics.  
    
Watching is one thing, but playing is another. Michael Phelps hopes that his fans will try the pool out for themselves. For guys, it’s a chance to get in shape and work toward a sporty physique — as long as they stay clean. Through Project Believe, Michael Phelps was voluntarily tested beyond the Olympic requirements to show his commitment to keeping swimming free of performance-enhancing drugs. 

SHORT BIO

Michael Phelps turned to swimming to deal with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He proved himself a dynamo in the pool, gaining a berth in the 2000 Olympics at 15 years old. Although he came up short on medals, he returned in 2004 and walked away with eight medals, including six golds.  

2008 marked the third Olympic odyssey for Michael Phelps and he owned the pool, setting a record with eight gold medal victories, with seven of them coming in world-record time. Known for his generosity, Michael Phelps spent some of his endorsement money to create a children’s swimming foundation. 

 

To see the full TOP 49 Most Influencial Men list, go to http://au.askmen.com/specials/top_49_men/


 
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Posted by on October 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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12 Funniest Fortune Cookies ever


(and no, it’s not photoshopped)

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Obama thanks McCain for efforts to ‘tone down rhetoric’

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Obama thanked McCain for his Friday comments. 

Obama thanked McCain for his Friday comments.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) — During his four stop swing around the city of Philadelphia Saturday morning, Barack Obama acknowledged John McCain’s efforts to “tone down the rhetoric” on the campaign trail.

“I appreciated his reminder that we can disagree while still being respectful of each other. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — Senator McCain has served this country with honor, and he deserves our thanks for that,” Obama told a north Philadelphia crowd, to a mix of heavy boos and cheers.

At an event Friday in Minnesota McCain referred to Obama as a “decent person,” and praised him as a “family man” after two voters expressed fear over Obama being elected.

Obama, however, quickly dispensed with polite talk Saturday, and pivoted to his main campaign trail argument: that McCain is out of touch on the economy.

“Senator McCain’s campaign manager actually said that Senator McCain wasn’t talking about the market because there’s just not much a candidate for President can say — and they aren’t sure what he’d say each day even if he did talk about it,” Obama said.

“But here’s the thing Philadelphia. They can run misleading ads, and pursue the politics of anything goes, they can try to change the subject. They can do that what they want to do because the American people understand what’s going on — but it’s not going to work. Not this time.”

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Bizarre Days To Celebrate

We’ve all heard of the usual commemorative days such as St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March, St Andrew’s day on the 30th November, St David’s day on the 1st March and St George’s day, usually on the 23rd April.

Of course most of us are also aware of Independence Day on the 4th July, Bastille Day on the 14th July and arguably the most famous of all, Christmas day on the 25th December. There are, however, some other obscure and somewhat bizarre days to celebrate.

January 10th just happens to be Peculiar People Day, a good day to recognize those amongst us that are a bit eccentric or out of the ordinary.

February 28th is the day you get to sleep in public, if the inclination takes you, as it just happens to be Public Sleeping Day.

March 9th is Panic Day so if you have something to panic about why not wait until this day and get it all out at once.

April 7th is the day you get to put your feet up as it is No Housework Day.

May 6th is when the kids get to celebrate as it is No Homework Day.

June 1st is Dare Day where you can dare someone to do something extraordinary, not that you can’t do that at other times of course, but today’s the day you have a good excuse for it.

July 5th is Workaholic’s Day in order to recognize those that persist in putting their work before absolutely everything and everyone else.

August 18th
is the day you get to show off your bad poetry, and there’s a lot of it about, because it is in fact, Bad Poetry Day.

September 5th
is especially for those who find punctuality a challenge as it is Be Late for Something Day.

October 29th is Hermit Day, a day to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of society and find out what’s it’s like to become a recluse, just for a day.

November 30th is the day you get to stay at home not because you’re sick but incredibly, because you feel good as it is Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day.

December 4th
is a day to kick off your usual footwear and don a pair of brown shoes to celebrate Brown Shoes Day.

So what does this all mean, are we completely crazy or what? Perhaps we enjoy making bizarre holidays just to remind us that life has not to be taken too seriously all the time, we are all human and as such, it won’t do us any harm whatsoever to lighten up and have a bit of fun from time to time.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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