“The athletics disciplines have gotten off to a flying start as one of the longest-standing records on the track came crumbling down. Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana ran an incredible time of 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds to win the women’s 10,000m and set a new world and Olympic record. It’s also Africa’s first gold medal and the first new record in the event since 1993. Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot came second in 29 minutes, 32.53 while defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba claimed bronze in 29 minutes, 42.56 seconds. CCTV’s Celestine Karoney was there and sent this update” (CCTV Africa, 2016)
Fijian Villagers cheer on Olympic Rugby 7s Gold Medallist (Youtube-Clip)
Rio Olympic 2016: Fiji Rugby Seven Team wins the first Gold Medal as the First Pacific Island Nation!
“History complete, Fiji becomes the first pacific Island nation to win an Olympic medal and GOLD at that ! What a way to do it, absolutely blowing GB off the park. Fiji be proud, this is your day and will be one of my favourite memories from these Olympics.! A nation will go nuts today with joy. GoNuts Fiji Rio 2016 Fiji win it 43-7.” (Veitchy on Sport, 12.08.2016).
One of the stars of Fiji:
“Captain Kolinisau has scored in the Rio 2016 final, but it’s on the world series he has been putting tries in for Fiji for years! Check out some of his best on the series…..” (World Rugby Seven Series, 2016).
Banks we’re closed during the finals:
What it means:
Fun fact for your interested in the Olympics, the sport of Rugby haven’t been part of the Summer Olympics since 1924. So the chances for the Fiji to win we’re slim as the favorites of World Series and such we’re surely supposed to be ahead. This is a big deal and the Rugby Team from Fiji deserves praise for their achievement. Be proud! Congratulation on your victory and GOLD medal! Peace.
Premier League 2015/2016 – My thoughts after ten rounds
There is now a new campaign and new matches. New stars and new clubs and promoted teams adding spice to the Premiership. The Premier League has now had ten rounds of the 38 rounds. It is an indication though still early, I will say that it shows how this might unfold. Though at a certain level shows how this campaign might be. There will be changes on the table and far from sure that those under the relegation mark. Three teams will go down to Championship. Who that might be is hard to see now, especially with how it has unfolded in recent seasons. Who wins the title isn’t easy choice either? Manchester clubs are on the top four together with West Ham. Tottenham and Crystal Palace, off the top three either Manchester club for the moment, though the strongest team right now is Manchester City.
Bournemouth is having its first ever season in the Premiership. It’s a small club with the smallest stadium in the league. But the stagnation of tactics is straining the team together with the collective damage of injuries in the team. Eddie Howe is a young and modern manager. What he already has done with club is amazing.
Watford is also a promoted team, but not new to the league, they have been here before. But the expensive and buying 13 players from coming up from the Championship has acutally worked together with getting a tactical manager in Quique Sanchez Flores. Igahlo and Deeney have showed the quality and that they are fit for the league!
Norwich went straight back after their last turn down into Championship. They have mostly the same team that went down in the last go-around. Alex Neil the Scot has done well in the club, though the recent results is frightening and looking as bad as under the last months under Chris Hughton.
Now I will take the clubs that is actually under the line at this time!
Aston Villa, one of the royalties that has been in a down-falling-spiral since the last two years of Paul Lambert’s tenure. The freshness Tim Sherwood brought saved the club for the third season in a row. Now they gone with only one victory all season, but before starting the season they lost Benteke, Delph and Weimann. Buying young talent, but not finish products. Then after 10 rounds firing Tim Sherwood! There is surely not being built squads anymore in the club, but quick fixing to save the place in the league! Will they make it this year? They might, but want be easy!
Newcastle has a new manager that has turned down the club three times, twice as Derby manager before fired there. Steve McClaren has surely a big boat to turn. Newcastle hasn’t been sparking in a long time. This is for the first season in a while there been bought players with great potential from the low-countries. One victory and 19th Place and losing in the tenth match to Sunderland. Is surely not looking like an easy way out for the Tyne-side team!
The 18th place team is Sunderland yet another team that has struggled in recent campaigns. They fire a manager in the beginning of the season, then saving the place, then running it into the ground in the second campaign of his reign! Paulo Di Canio, Gus Poyet and Dick Advocaat had all the same faith, though Advocaat resigned; it ended before Christmas in second campaign like with the two former managers. Sunderland needs a boast and gotten Sam Allardyce who has history of securing teams and playing safe. Yet another experienced manager, but the team lacks continuity and defensive structure that can builds into using the striking force of Defoe. Time will tell if they will save themselves yet another time.
The Surprise of the season and the giant fall of the league is CHELSEA. Losing five times already and the CHELSEA team need something new. Jose Mourinho has been on a strike and been more paranoid then certain dictators are against everybody else then himself. First the doctor Eva Carneiro was banished. Everybody has target Diego Costa! Every referee has been against CHELSEA! Like this quotes after losing on Ethiad Stadium to Manchester City:
“A Ramires goal incorrectly ruled out for offside with Man City a goal ahead changed the complexion of this early-season Premier League fixture” (…)”We dominated after the interval and after Ramires’s goal was disallowed, Hazard drew a fine stop from Joe Hart. Two late City goals, from Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho, added some gloss to a final scoreline which did not accurately reflect the bigger picture.” (…)”The Chelsea pressure was mounting and the royal-blue momentum nearly paid off with 20 minutes to go. Hazard lead a rapid break and picked out Diego Costa approaching the left-hand side of the box. He carried the ball, cut inside before squaring for last year’s Player of the Year. Hazard dropped a shoulder and fired for goal, but met his match in Hart” (Chelsea, 2015).
I saw that match; the whole report was like hogwash from certain dictatorships and not a proper match-report. Then the last match kind of confirmed the troubles inside the club. With the cards which has unfolded this season with weak defense of Matic, Ivanovic and Terry. Hazard has been a shadow and only Willian has delivered in the midfield. Falaco came in as a third option, but is still not striking and Loic Remy doesn’t get the time to hit and Costa is just making a lot of fuzz, but not really hitting the goals in the box. Chelsea has issues with Jose Mourinho and his strives to be what he is – a winner and now constantly losing. And his last reaction to losing at a better playing West Ham. Has proven that the Drama of CHELSEA is far from over this campaign!
Stoke has been magnificent under Mark Hughes though this campaign haven’t been either fish or bird. They have not delivered back to back victories yet. They got Shaqiri to the team as they got Bojan last go around. They play more technical and less of Pulis 1-0 counter-strike football. But the results this campaign hasn’t been anything to talk about.
Swansea is in the middle of the league. Third campaign with Gary Monk! The team has evolved and gotten a new favorite in the team. He is Andrew Ayew they got as a bosman player before the campaign, he and Gomis has hit it off. They beat Manchester United in the third match in a row! If they play like that they can still end up over 10th position! Swansea is steady building and proving that yet another campaign.
Everton with Roberto Martinez had a weak campaign after striving in his first as Everton manager. This season is supposed to pick it up. Still the matches I have seen, it’s too unstable. At this stage the defense that was the strong point of David Moyes is totally gone. The team is filled with young talent, but Gareth Barry is showing that he is starting to be to slow and makes more cards, then doing well. Joss Stones and Ross Barkley has skills and proves viability and not forget Lukaku is a force in him. Coleman and Naismith deserve more credit. Leighton Baines is the hero of the team, though too much injured for the moment. The team can be magical and play fantastic, but it’s not consistent which this club deserves!
West Bromwich has Tony Pulis. That means the dream result is 1-0 or 2-1. They won over Aston Villa and Rondon is scoring. Where did Saido Berahino go? Not Tottenham, but he is around in Birmingham right? Wonder when the fans of West Bromwich are going to be bored with the destructive defensive counterstriking teams of Pulis?
Liverpool has been strictly average after using a fortune in the summer and giving Brendan Rodgers another chance to succeed. FSG the owner’s lost their patience the result and getting a draw with Everton before a week of internationals. The players that the Transfer Committee got and structures of the club has given Rodgers a hard time with losing the best players two campaigns in a row. FSG has later gotten Jurgen Klopp as the savior of the club. Benteke, Clyne, Firmino and Origi haven’t done magic either this campaign. Sturridge has been injured. Coutinho and Allen hasn’t been stabile so it’s not all Rodgers, though he was a working scapegoat and now we can see if the German can get this Merseyside club firing!
Southampton is still up high even after losing Schneiderlin who was important in the last seasons also my favorite player in the team last year Clyne. Ronald Koeman is in the second campaign. With the losing of essential players they still have the capacity to get new ones to fills the slot, also show the quality of Fonte, Mane and Pelle one of them will surely be bought by Liverpool if they follow the procedure of their summer shoppings.. Southampton is still over mid-table and stay there. It wants be a team in one of the Champions League spots, but surely be close to get into the Euro League this year as well! If the 10 first matches is telling the truth of the quality of the team.
Crystal Palace first starting campaign with Alan Pardew he was a shadow of himself in the end of his tenure in Newcastle. He got back into the collaboration as a manager with Cabaye. Bolasie, Puncheon, Sako, Zaha, Chamakh, Jedinak, Wickham, Souare, Campell, Mutch, McArthur, Ledley and Bamford! Is all the mid-fielder and attackers that the EAGLES have this campaign and their attacking forces are amazing. Bolasie is truly a player I would have on any of my dream team! Hopefully Crystal Place will continue to play as amazing as they have done!
Tottenham has actually kept their manager Pochettino and Denis Levy must surely be drinking since he usually fires managers quickly. They have Adebayor, but only official striker is Harry Kane and he has scored in the last of the tenth match in this campaign. Eriksen has been not so visible this campaign. Lamela and Dele Ali can bring fire to the mid-field. Still feels the team is to unstable and still young. And wonder how long Levy can see the team as Euro-League team and with the team they have for now, they don’t have the last spark to get into the Champions League. Harry Redknapp will be somewhere smiling at the movement since he was fired…
Another Surprise then CHELSEA and their fall is the team of Leicester City. Pearson was fired in the summer and Tinkerman was hired. Claudio Ranieri. Who has on his CV the ability to lose as Greece manager to Faroe Islands that must be a special for any modern manager? But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a good coach and manager. He has had the ability to continue the striving team of Pearson and the striker Vardy is the top scorer for the moment with 10 in 10! Mahrez also has been sparkling together with Vardy. Leicester continues to be a shiny light in the Premiership!
Manchester United has not under Van Gaal been playing wonderful attacking football. They have used a tiny fortune on players. Angel Di Maria is still gone even if he was record buying. Is Luke Shaw still there? Martial has been great gamble and maybe saved a lot of points. De Gea staying has been a great thing for the club and a loss for Real Madrid. Because with Romero you could see he was weaker. Still not feeling that the club has an edge in the game or should I say trying to prove a stable attacking or defensive play. Wonder when they find their way and will be the Champions League team who wins more with a force, not “rare luck”.
Slaven Billic has taken over for Sam Allerdyce in West Ham before the start of the campaign. West Ham expects attacking fun play and Allerdyce isn’t that type, though Allerdyce is not like Pulis, still more stable defense play! Billic has proven to be fresh air and giving the players free speed. Kouyate, Obiang, Lanzini, Payet, Sakho, Moses, Valencia and Zarate is proving that this team can play wonderful football. Payet and Kouyate can play around with great defenses. West Ham has already won over Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal this campaign. They are in the top four and if they stay here it will be a giant surprise and guilt trip for many of the smaller clubs compared to the usual suspects. If they survive the hard December program will tell!
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal can be often in a great state and play Playstation football. They have been amazing and been played with more caution, even gotten a stable goalkeeper in Peter Cech. That even Mourinho wouldn’t want to sell before the campaign. The weakness is still in the defense, though Monreal, Bellerin and Coquelin has grown in their defensive rolls. I have faith that Arsenal can be a title chaser until the end, but hope that it doesn’t fall apart as it has done around Christmas and then picking up just in time to reach Champions League spot. Arsenal has a magnificent mid-field with Ozil, Sanchez, Ramsey. Carzola, Flamini, Wilshere, Rosicky and Arteta! So they should have enough good choices in the mid-field, at strikers it’s usually either Giroud or Walcott, and the Costa Rican Campell. Arsenal can bring it in, just not lose it.
Manchester City is leading the league for the moment after having a draw with their arch rival United in the last league match. The team has played well with the new mid-fielders like De Bruyne, Sterling and Delph. Delph has though not been pivotal at all, Sterling and De Bruyne has giving the team pace. Together with Silva and Navas has giving the edge to strikers of Bony and Aguero. It seems like a good thing by the club to keep Pellegini as the manager. Keeping the staff and adding to already solid team with Kompany, Zabaleta and Yaya Toure. City has enough if they are all firing to become the title winners this campaign. Though the stability and winning over “lesser-teams” away like losing to Stoke is not good enough if they want to achieve the title again, depending on how they keep it steady, if they are steady even without Aguero who might be the best striker in the league, then they have the ability to win it!
Well, what will really happen? Will Pardew get Crystal Palace into the top six this year? Will Mark Hughes get his mid-field firing? Swansea will continue to thriving as last season? Slaven Billic will he manage to keep West Ham winning over the Christmas season, because Allerdyce did not manage that! Allerdyce will he be able like his predecessors to save Sunderland yet another campaign? Has Steve McClaren the quality of the team and the mentality to save Newcastle? Aston Villa has been falling of grace long before Tim Sherwood entering the club; will the new man of the club have the capacity to save it?
Will Watford, Bournemouth and Norwich keep it up, even if Norwich is starting to look like they did in the last season in the Premier League when they had 7-8 matches without victories, remember last time they they went down? What will happen to Southampton, mid table or actually able to crack into Europe again?
Has Klopp the aura to get the Liverpool club back into Europe or will that be a longer run? Will Pochettino get fired for not getting the club high enough this campaign? How long can Mourinho keep his calm and how long will Abramovich tolerate the negative campaign and results before firing him for the second time?
I could go and on. But there been an interesting start of the season and hope it will continue. The best of luck and hope you also will enjoy the Premier League as much as I do. Peace.
Chelsea FC – ‘Match report: Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0’ (16.08.2015) link: http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/08/match-report–manchester-city-v-chelsea-.html
My Dream-Team until now at the 18th round of the 2014/2015 season in the Premier League:
This isn’t easy; it’s hard because its 20 teams and they use 11 players on the pitch. Many could choose other players. I will make one team and 5 substitutes. I know that other people would pick different than me. I respect that, so please have patience with me. This is just how I see it and what I think has been the best from the start of this season until now in the 18th round of the league.
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)
Curtis Davis (Hull)
Ashley Williams (Swansea)
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Wilfried Bony (Swansea)
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle)
Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea – Keeper)
Vincent Kompany (Man City – Defense)
Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa – Defense)
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace – Midfielder)
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham – Midfielder)
Diafra Sakho (West Ham – Attacker)
My 2 Cents:
This is my handpicked 11 team and substitutes. I know I could pick a lot of other players that would fit the mold and some would even be seen as bigger stars. Like some would wonder why no Angel Di Maria from United, no Sergio Agüero from Manchester City, no Yaya Toure from Manchester City and the list could continue. For me is these players have played magnificent all season. The other that isn’t picked can be called world-class players of any kind. But you got to make a choice and have If my list will be the same would be the same in a few months I doubt it.
Match fixing scandals – recent stories on the matter
Well there have been a lot of them. A lot of them, then I mean fixes football matches that are beeing fixed for a purpose of a certain result. The match fixing is so that the bookies and undertakers of the underworld evendtuallwant more. So they can be fed with some extra pocket money and also pay off a few match officials. If not juicing the system to get it and go for the ordinary day of players. There is always and sometimes happening madness in defense, even from the most professional players in major leagues. It would be if the likes Steven Gerrard betting against his own team against Crystal Palace in this spring. And then bag a lot of dough. We all know that didn’t happen, but it make your mind wonder right? Nevertheless, FIFA is continuing on trying to combat match fixing and national associations trying to follow suit. Because this is more destroying of the beautiful game then the diving of certain players inside the box, and trying to get a fake penalty.
FIFA Press release:
Today FIFA had a press release on professional players who is banned like Ghanaian Mark Edusei: he is now banned football-related activities for three years. This is after manipulating games in the Serie B in Italy in 2009. The second one is the Maltese player Kevin Sammut is banned from football-related activities for ten years for manipulated UEFA European Football Championship in 2007 (Fifa.com, 2014). FIFA is serious, at least for today.
Sierra Leone Football Association and FIFA:
Sepp Blatter has tried to make nice after all the booing in Brazil. Now after Brazil Sepp Blatter is now together with Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) boss Isha Johansen in Zurich, Switzerland. SLFA has already pending cases against four players, eleven officials of that is two referees. All of them claim innocence. Blatter continues: “Match fixing shakes the very foundations of sport, namely fair play, respect and discipline” (…)”FIFA employs a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to any infringement of these values” (…)”We therefore fully support the SLFA” (Barrie, 2014).
Down under tales:
In Australia the team Green Gully was playing against Southern Stars. Players Reiss Noel and Joel Wolley were in betting syndicate. In that match it was supposed to end 4-0. With two goals down, Noel started to instruct the goalie to let the next shots in. The Southern Stars ended up only losing 3-0. They failed to make the demands from the ringleader Segaran “Gerry” Subramaniam. Noel was reporting to the Guardian that he gets $3000. They have now been banned from the game indefinitely for fixing matches (Romforder Recorder, 2014).
Asian Federation stories:
Eric Ding Si Yang has been convicted for match fixing earlier this month after bribing three Lebanese match officials with prostitutes. Ding is reported to be a part of match fixing syndicate. This syndicate kept connected through encrypted emails and communication. He was also linked to a Dan Tan, a Singaporean who by Interpol is nicknamed the “the leader of the world’s most notorious match-fixing syndicate”. Ding can be served up to three years in prison and a fine of $40 000 and $100 000 (Ying, 2014).
More in Asia is in the V-League in Vietnam where seven players arrested for alleged match fixing. There were six players for the top-flight team of Dong Nai FC. The last player is from Dong Tam Long An FC. After what the investigation has found out is that matches been rigged for money up to VND800 Million equivalent of $38 500 each. They have even served and detained people on a betting ring and gambling ring on suspicion for organized gambling. Vietnamese Football Federation Chairman Le Hung Dung has commented to the media that uncovering the match fixing scandal together with the police will end up “cleansing” the domestic football (TUOI Tre News, 2014).
My end note:
I don’t really have much more to comment on this. Other that this is an global issue for the game of fotball. We all got to take responsibility so that it doesn’t happen and let the game be the game. I know I sound a little Omar Little there. But you all know what I mean. The game is and can be fantastic. So let it continue to be that way!
Barrie, Mohammed Fajah – ‘FIFA backs Sierra Leone match fixing inquiry’ (28.07.2014) Link: http://sierraleonefootball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1625:fifa-backs-sierra-leone-match-fixing-inquiry&catid=1:latest-news
Dunne, Martin – ‘Stevenage defender given £30,000 after ‘match-fixing’ error’ (25.07.2014) Link: http://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage_defender_given_30_000_after_match_fixing_error_1_3700613
Romford Recorder – ‘Ex-Hornchurch pair reveal match-fixing details’ (22.07.2014) Link: http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/football/non-league/ex_hornchurch_pair_reveal_match_fixing_details_1_3694960
TUOI Tre News – ‘7 Vietnam footballers arrested for alleged match fixing’ (22.07.2014) Link: http://tuoitrenews.vn/sports/21139/7-vietnam-footballers-arrested-for-alleged-match-fixing
Ying, Foo Jie – ‘Sex-for-match-fixing trial: Lawyers tussle over ‘ill-gotten gains’ (25.07.2014) Link: http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/sex-match-fixing-trial-lawyers-tussle-over-ill-gotten-gains#sthash.aiRmTWHr.dpuf
FIFA – ‘Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Ghana, Malta’ (28.07.2014) Link:
Money and Madness!
In a day where we saw the monster of money winning its second title at Ethiad Stadium. It’s more stories of money and power brewing in the world. We have Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine’s company of Beat Elecontrics apparently sold to Apple Inc for a blistering 3,2 billion dollars and making the mighty doctor the first Hip Hop billionaire! Somewhere is Jay Z and Diddy (Puff Daddy aka P.Diddy aka Sean Combs) crying or wondering why they didn’t start selling lavish headphones.
I could have discussed the matters of Fiancial Fair Play of UEFA and their so called fine on Manchester City. In that same matter I could been discussing the issues of Sepp Blatter asking or nodding his head towards the headboard and complying for a new term as leader of the governing football establishment FIFA. No, I am not talking about either. The fall of United and Moyes ousting is not worth mention, though the proposed new signings and use of money will make the Glazers a bit unhappy in New York. At the same time not discussing the power of Roman in Chelsea where Diego Costa supposed to be at next season.
No I will talk about something which isn’t about money madness of the Premier League or Champions League, even if one of that competitions is over, the other one has yet a final to be held the 24th of May at Lisbon. But, still I can tell that is not where my mind is. Not even the flabbergasting last night show called Eurovision. Where the Hungary should have won since that was the best song in my opinion… However, the theme of the song wasn’t really Eurovision like, which was more the San Marino, UK or Swedes. Secondly after reading both national and international press – seems like the Poles and their breast got votes from drunk European men on the continent. Even though the national Eurovision councils and voting agents gave points to the half-man half-woman, That made the half and half a winner, though the rise of the phoenix (by some reports in the international press: the penis) would get the nod of and actually win in the shin ding in Copenhagen. Russia and Ukraine showed their true hearts to each other, then the usual 8, 10 or 12 points to each other.
It’s here the money and madness will be discussed. Referendum votes in the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk regions happen today, and those who voted, is reported to vote for separation from Kiev and the Ukraine state. Something that isn’t surprising for anybody. Vladimir Putin has just recently been in the new region of Crimea. Which for a few months ago was a piece of the federation of Ukraine and had a military and navy base rented to Russia so they had a well, and Ice free navy base, because the ones on the Kola Peninsula isn’t open for a few months of the year. So they need that to have a secure one all year around. Putin just secured the needed base and now own the area. No matter what Europe does or thinks. It’s doesn’t hit him, because well, the sanctions they have showed to the Russian leaders is scrap metal and dozen loads of waste of time and orders.
When Europe is still in the verge of economic recovery and need the big spenders of oligarch money. London and the City would be hurting like a baby who lost their lollipop and then the baby would cry. The Russian gas and money is so needed. Like Manchester City would be lost in the wildness without the Dubai Oil money.
The way it looks like for me. EU and USA is having their hands tied. They have the powers in their hands, but their washing their hands and at the same time trying to make their hands dirty. That is wretched tale that the beard of the recent winner of Eurovision wouldn’t even cut off.
We are here in situation where Russia and Putin has the upper hand and is carving up new territory for the federation. In Ukraine is there it has been mighty and important battles for Russia. It’s a saying: When Kiev sneezes Moscow get a cough. So after the fall of Yanukovych the friend and former president of Ukraine who himself ran to Putin’s Russia. It’s the actions of the former government and the fall of the weak institutions of Ukraine that is unleashing the opportunities of the separatist in Luhansk and Donetsk. These elections are not legally correct after the 92 constitution of Ukraine. So even if the turnout is massive and by expected reports are all for the mighty mother Russia. My bad it’s for independence from the Nazis of Kiev and the democratic European loving rebels of Ukraine. Which is the bad seed if you listening to the rhetoric of the Russian media and master Putin.
We all know there are other actors and other carrots at stake. The dancing Slavic poles from yesterday even know that. Ukraine and the main in the hamster-wheel know that. The interim government in Kiev knows that Moscow knows this. Even if them all is saying something else. And nobody is telling anybody what the else is. We all know that this is for the long term and securing ruling and master of their own backyard. Putin is having the upper hand. Ukraine has the weak but halting support from the rest of the world. Sadly like Goodluck Johnatan has from the rest of the world in finding the 200 missing schoolgirls who is nowhere to be found so USA and UK are sending hostage specialist to help the Nigerians and their effort to find them. Also the rumors of sending them over to the border to Cameroon and sell them. Sounds just like what a group of men who bombs public areas all over Nigeria could do.
The same helplessness must the interim government of Ukraine feel. They haven’t a single shot to go with full force against Russia. It will be run so hard over that the roadrunner would smack their ass before the first bullet gets to say “hello”.
While Putin and Russia can play cool and see the pawns move. Piece by piece getting all bicycles and town of certain parts of Ukraine, if not the whole thing – why not? He has already had one slice, why not the whole pizza and that to go? Please!
So what is next? The money and the madness is already action. The kings has set up shop and playing their pawns. The next move will be interesting but if he is not swallowing the areas of Luhansk and Donetsk. They can either become annexed like Crimea or they will have the stories of the Abkazia(Georgia), Transnistrina(Moldavia) and the Nagoro-Karabhk(Azerbaijan) republics.
What do you think, will the EU and USA really react like grown men or crybabies to the actions of Russia? Will Russia take more territories in their backyard, since they haven’t really paid much for Crimea? What is the next move from either party now that Manchester City, the Poles have washed cloths on stage and Putin has taken a ride in the new Russian territory? Will Obama have another fascinating anecdote in a speech about the rich Russian culture or will he send a transformers -car to Moscow?
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Vårt samfunn lever på smart-telefoner og trådløse nettverk. 3G. Nye abonnenter hvor det er viktigere med Megabyte enn at telefonen kan faktisk kan brukes til å ringe med. Alt skal lagres på nett skyer(for eks dropbox) hvor du alltid kan ha tilgang til dokumenter og annet digitalt materiale. Ikke vits å ha det på sin egen laptop. Siden, vel, vi har alltid tilgang til nettet. Det kommer aldri til å bli vekke. Du kan stole på at signalene kommer fram fra hvor hen de kommer fra. Akkurat som spøkelser dukker opp under senga og skremmer deg.
Alt skulle bli bedre når vi kuttet ut kabler til nettet. Stabilt og kjapt. Fordi modem ville sinke farten og oppringingen ville kuttes ut. Rutere vil sikre koblingen til det nødvendige i huset. Alle plasser jeg har bodd med trådløst nett har det vært nede tid. På det meste flere dager. Noe som aldri skjedde med kabel. Selv om kabelen var vesentlig tregere var det forutsigbarhet. Trygghet. En viten at når du koblet deg på denne, ville du ha en stor, eller nesten selvsagt at du kunne gå på nettet. Nå skrur du på pc’en. Kanskje går det en time med passe stabilt nett. Etter det igjen. Detter det du ut og «trouble shoot» skiten. Nye nettleserne som Crome og Firefox krasjer fordi ikke klarer å ta tileggsprogram. Som du trenger for nettbank og viss sikkerhet på nettet. Vil jo ikke ha en rumensk bande slashe alle dine kontakter, kontanter og kontaktinformasjon. Tømme bankontoen og lese alle dine personlige G-Mail før kinesiske styresmakter sensurer livskiten ut av internett.
Moderne borgere er helt avhengig av nettet. Staten har bygd ut tjenestene sine der. Bedriftene og skolene vi går på legger jo informasjonen der. Kan jo ikke finne eksamensråd utenom å gå på nettet. Stikke innom deres spesial e-mail tjeneste eller få råd av med studenter på Facebook. Du trenger ikke å være Obi Wan til å forstå at den eneste muligheten til få tak dette er en viss stabilitet. Ikke snakk om en løs føderasjon som kan knekkes med nepotisme eller særdeles hyggelige føydale krigsherrer som kjemper om luften og alt dens innhold. Om den inneholder radio, tv eller støv- den takler ikke signalene som takler internett. Fordi disse faller som fluer.
Bare at du kan sitte hvor som helst å sjekke ut nettsider. Akkurat som det egentlig er nødvendig å alltid være oppdatert. Sjekke TMZ, VG eller Aftenposten. Facebook eller twitter. Instagram eller snap chat. Dette tar meg tilbake når du ville være ofte innom MiRC å sjekke om de kule folkene var tilbake.. Noe de av å til var og av å til ikke. Du vil jo ikke gå glipp av noe.
«Rosebud» anyone? Citizen Kane. Han ville ha alt og fikk alle ting i denne verden, men allikevel mistet alt. Er det der vi er imot? Vi skal få med oss alt. Ikke at vi lever i det, men slik blir det. Vi skal være der, men på et vis er vi ikke der. Fordi vi er der hele tiden. Ser, kikker og loggfører oss. Vi har på eget initiativ nesten beskrevet bedre våres tanker og handlinger bedre enn det de gjorde i DDR. Ja, jeg tar hardt i, men tenk over det. Alle handlinger blir beskrivet en eller annen plass på sekunder, minutter og max timer etter det skjedde. Hvor mange lovpriser Gareth Bale etter en scoring for Tottenham, minutter etter det har hendt? Hvor mange har ikke skrevet noe fantastisk om Messi de siste årene? Hvor mange bilder av familie turer og middagsmåltider har du observert den siste tiden? Har ikke en kamerat fortalt om sitt elegante øyeblikk og strålt sammen med solen i Rio? Kjenner du deg igjen? Eller skal jeg sende deg en MLK. Vi jobbet for å bli, men på veien har vi blitt bundet på frivillig basis. Ja, jeg blander elementer fra liberale og autoritære- det er selvbevisst. Fordi veien fra himmel til helvete kan være kort. Akkurat som et moderne skjørt. Sykt kort. Nesten like kort som tiden det tar for å se nye oppdateringer på facebook.
Instagram this bitch out. Husk å bruke # og skriv noe fantastisk. La det bli smørmykt som John Legends stemme. Lag din egen status oppdate så rå som noen av refrengene til Nate Dogg. Kom med en kommentar så ubetalelig at Eminems punchline ville ikke være i samme klasse.
Å for all del husk å alltid være tilgjengelig. På mobil og nettet. Du kan ikke være gjemt noen plass. Alle ser deg. 1984. Den usynelige hånden klapper og sparker igang nye effekter til å gjøre deg mer avhengig av nettet. Du kan jo ikke unngå å gå inn. Alt vil gå til helvete. Samtidig mister du ditt «Rosebud». Vil du miste det? Vi har jo alltid Paris. Har vi virkelig det?
Rom ble ikke bygget på en dag. Nettet og disse tjenestene kom ikke over natten. Selv om de plutselig skriker til deg, akkurat som fansen til Justin Bieber tidligere i år på Telenor Arena. Et hylekor som er så høyt at en bibelsk basun ikke vil dekke den toniske og foniske bråket. En desibel måler vil sprenges. Å alt som er hellig for ett bråk. Du trodde tv-reklamer til Skeider eller Grandiosa er tidstyver. Tro om igjen. De er en picnic, akkurat som baconet. En enkel boks picnic.
Derfor sitter vi her i dag i trådløs verden. Hvor alt henger i sammen. Alt vi kjenner er koblet til nettet. All informasjon er på nettet. Hvis du skal undersøke noe. Googler du. Hvis du skal sjekke ut om damen som flørter med er verdt noe. Sjekker du på nettet. Da kan sikre deg at hun har en personlighet som er god, eller sjekker historien hennes og det som tilgjengelig. Om det er tiltrekkende. Kan jo ikke gå inn i blinde å finne det ut ved å spørre vedkommende eller være ærlig. Skal finnes og sjekkes. Og hvis hun var tidligere medlem av Rødt eller kvasi sosialist i SV. Så kan jo legge to og to i sammen å vite at drømmebilen din glemmes. Så du må finne ei annen.
Så her sittet jeg. Av mystifiserer en verden. Som jeg er en del og vært en del av dens utviklig. Langt fra perfekt. Kapitalen styrer samtidig som vi som autonome tenkende vesener lar de enten styre over oss eller gledelig gi blaffen. Hva vil du? Vi kan ikke gå tilbake til kabler eller gamledags laptoper. Vi kan bare .. leve i den realiteten vi er den av. Å gjøre det beste av den. Uansett hva det gjelder. Det gjelder bare om hvordan vi skal bruke vår tid. Tid er den viktigste enhet vi som mennesker kan bestemme over. Hva vil bruke tiden på. Spille FIFA? Se Aalesund mot Brann? Eller skal vi prøve å glede våre medmennesker? Skal vi sjekke hva de driver med? Eller bare sitte i stillhet og lese en bok?
Det viktigste, vi trenger ikke nødvendigvis loggføre alt vi gjøre på nettet. Uansett om det er via kabel eller trådløst. Min teori er ikke at vi er så veldig annerledes enn de før oss. Bare bruker vår tid ulikt og hører på andre artister. Nok om det. Du er sikkert lei av mine tanker. Som viser enda mer hvordan jeg loggfører meg på nettet. Peace.
Gratulere med Gull, Uganda!!
Gratulere Uganda. Dette var stort, Fenomenalt. Første Gullet i OL til Uganda siden |972. I Idi Amin’s tid var det siste OL Gullet med atleten John Akii-Bua i Munchen, Tyskland. Det måtte en ufattelig presentasjon av Marathon løper Stephen Kiprotich! Dette gjør at landet Uganda kan feire og glede seg over å få det edleste metallet. Gratulere!