Monday, June 28, 2010

Mexican singer Sergio Vega shot dead

Sergio Vega - a mexican singer known also as El Shaka - has been murdered in a shooting just a few hours after he denied roumors that he had been killed. Vega stated to La Oreja website that he improved the protection measures after some Mexican singers were killed. El Shaka was supposed to performe in Sinaloa state when gunmen opened fire on his way to the concert. According to the press, the musician was driving a red Cadillac on Saturday night when a truck began to pursue him. After a few moments gunfires were shot from the truck making Vega loose direction of the car and crashing it, a passenger of the vehicle told El Debate newspaper. The same witness said that gunmen stopped and killed Sergio Vega by shooting at his head and chest. Mr. Vega was quite famous in Mexico for his Grupero music and norcocorrido songs which are related to drug gangs and criminal activities. Usually the musicians praising the drug liders in their song lyrics subsequently become targets of the rival gangs. Since 2007 at least seven Grupero artist were killed.


Video: Gabriel Heinze hits TV camera

Heinze was the subject of a funny moment occured during the 8th of final match between Argentina and Mexico. While Argentina squad were celebrating Higuain's goal, a cameraman approached too much the players and the most affected was Gabriel Heize who crashed his head into the TV camera. After knocking his head, Heinze hit quite strongly the camera but everything was just an instinctive act.
Video: Heinze videocamera collision funny moment World Cup Argentina-Mexico 3-1.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Video: Germany smashes 4-1 England

One of the most exciting games at the 2010 World Cup was played today in Bloemfontein as Germany defeated 4-1 England. The match was quite balanced with lots of occasions from both sides and the big difference in the result just highlighted the overwhelming errors of the England's defense.
Videohighlights Germany - England 4-1 / Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein WK 2010


Webber escapes terrible crash at European F1 GP in Valencia: video

Mark Webber survived an awful and spectacual crash following a collision with Kovalainen during the European Grand Prix in Valencia. Webber (Red Bull) speeded up from a pitstop trying to overtake Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus) but crashed into the rear of the Finnish pilot. After the collision Webber's car lifted off, flew and rotated in the air and finally stopped in the protection wall.
Video Mark Webber crash at Valencia - collision with Kovalainen.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Video: Obama and Medvedev stop for cheesburger at Ray's Hell Burger

The American president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev gave up the formalities of a colateral meeting on Thursday and went to have lunch at a fast-food from South Washington. Obama and Medvedev travelled together in the presidential limusine from the White House to the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia where they stopped at Ray's Hell Burger, one of the favourite restaurants of the American leader. Obama ordered a traditional burger with Cheddar cheese, onion, salad, tomatoes and pickles while Medvedev opted for a burger with mushrooms, onions and jalapenos. The American president drank a tea with ice and the Russian leader a Coca-Cola and the pair shared an order of fries. The informal presidential burger joint occured as a break in Russian-American talks at White House before the G20 summit scheduled in Toronto.
Video Barack Obama - Dmitri Medvedev at Ray's Hell Burger Washington.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Louisiana oil rain, a possible phenomenon?

During the economic crisis, raining petrol from the sky would be regarded as a bless but the inhabitants from River Ridge, near New Orleans, have been rather shocked when the oil raining phenomenon really happened in their area. A video footage is debated in USA but a clear conclusion was not drawn at the moment. According to the American Agency of Meteorology, cited by, there are always chances for the water vapors to carry away oil particles but the notion of black rain is not possible; therefore the main question was if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could initiate a black rain. Another website, describes in its analysis, that the oil can not evaporate but the dispersing agents could make possible that part of the oil vapors to mix with those of water.


Isner and Mahut play longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon 2010

The longest grand slam singles tennis match of all time was played Wednesday at Wimbledon as the American John Isner and the French Nicolas Mahut met in the first round - and the match is still to be finished. Isner and Mahut set thus an amazing tennis world record after more than 10 hours of action on Court 18 at the All England Club. The previous record was dating since the 2004 Roland Garros when Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clement 6-4 6-3 6-7 3-6 16-14 after 6 hours and 33 minutes. In the today's match, only the fifth set alone - 7 hours and 6 minutes - surpassed the previous record. During the tennis marathon John Isner and Nicolas Mahut won 2 games each (6-4 3-6 6-7 7-6) and the first signs of "troubles" started to appear in the last set when they fought without showing any intention of winning and stopping. At 59-59 the referee decided to end the match which is gonna continue on Thursday.
Video longest tennis match suspended at Wimbledon 2010 - Mahut vs. Isner
Video Mahut vs. Isner highlights @ atpworldtour.


Monday, June 21, 2010

France team strike at World Cup 2010

The players of the France national football team went on strike following the dramatic situation developped after the 2-0 defeat against Mexico. French footballers boycotted the scheduled training on Sunday in protest against the France Football Federation (FFF) decision related to Nicolas Anelka who was expelled from the team and sent home. In the presence of the media, Raymond Domenech had to present a statement from the squad explaining their arguments. The french players handled over a series of complaints condemning the fact that "FFF did not try at all to protect the team", " FFF decision was taken without consultation of the players but only on the facts related by the press". In consequence, to show their disagreement, all players decided to cancel the training; instead, they organized a meeting with the supporters.
The French team scandal has its origins at the halftime of the match with Mexico when Anelka and trainer Domenech had a rough dispute. The wrangle continued at the lockers with Domenech reproaching Anelka that his position in the team's tactics was not too offensive and subsequently Anelka insulting Domenech using tough words such as "go fuck yourself, you son of a whore". This altercation got to the ears of the journalists through what french players call "a traitor of the team". Anelka - Domenech scandal made the delight of the scandal press and this fact seems to be the biggest reason why the french footballers are upset. As if these problems were not enough, the captain Patrice Evra said that Les Bleus have now "a traitor" and they must find him. So far most of the suspicions go to midfielder Yoann Gourcuff.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Showroom presentation advises

The advantages of a trade event attendance relies on the fact that you have the opportunity to be on top of the latest industry trends, make contacts, and strengthen the ties with the customers.
In order to fully benefit of all privileges of a show presentation, it is recommendable to check the knowledge base of the internet resources. Any trade show room can be fitted with modern items and articles selected from a large list of trade show exhibits manufactured with special designs and in various forms. The main intention is just to make a good impression and capture the attention of any visitor making use of imagination, creativity and taste.
It is desirable to show efficiency in advertising the products and to promote the company’s name by any original means; therefore a method to highlight your brand is by using suitable table covers. No matter if it is your own house, showroom or office space, table covering is always part of the environment. Many people try to buy the coverings from the department shops but they might not find what they expect. One of the best solutions is to opt for professional clothing designers because the table covers can be customized for any type of table of any size and shape. The covers can be imprinted with proper messages, banners or personalized symbols. This represents an alternative which successfully serves your purposes. Another way to highlight an exhibit is by employing the table top presentation displays. Some of the advantages of a table top display consist of its lightweight, portability and the fact that it comes with various colours, sizes and styles such as banner, pop-up, panel, mixed displays, etc. A relevant aspect to mention here is the case of the 2-sided tabletop displays where both sides of the display board can be used to prompt the desired message. A possible drawback is related to the prices that seem to be somehow too high.
Indispensable to stylish furniture are obviously the directors chairs. They are regarded as being comfortable, cheap and the delivery time is really fast. The directors chairs manufacturing includes indoor and outdoor designs and come up with various heights which make these chairs useful in diverse locations like pubs, counters or game tables. When choosing for a show room design, it should be taken into account several factors, like the type of environment the show display is used in, the allocated budget, how well the display represents the image of the services, company, brand, etc. All these factors are important for having a show presentation well done.


Swedish princess Victoria to marry gym trainer

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is gonna marry her fitness trainer Daniel Westling in a luxurious ceremony which will be held on Saturday (19/06/2010) in Stockholm. Around 200000 people are expected to attend the event as Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will travel through the city in a horse pulled carriage. This weekend wedding represents another example of a member of royal family to marry an individual with absolutely no royal roots. Many may ask themselves is such a relationship will survive regarding the fact that there will be a high pressure and attention on the person with no royal roots. The recent years revealed several happy end tales involving monarchy members and non-royal individuals: UK's Prince William has been dating Kate Middleton and there are roumors that the couple will get engaged soon. Denmark's Prince Frederik married Autralian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson whom he met in a pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. They married in 2004 and have two children. There are also exmples of "royal-non royal" couple marriages that have not ended well such as Prince Andrew - Sarah Fergusson, Prince Charles - (late) Princess Diana.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Plane collision avoided at Ben-Gurion Airport

Taffic controllers averted catastrophic event Wednesday evening at Ben-Gurion airport when a Turkish pilot ignored take-off instructions as Romanian plane was preparing to land. The israeli traffic controllers at Ben Gurion airport ordered the pilot of the Turkish Corendon Airlines to delay the take-off for about 12 minutes due to a Romanian Tarom airplane which was executing landing manoevers. Unexplainably the pilot of the Corendon plane denied the warnings and headed to the takeoff point of the same runway where Tarom aircraft was supposed to land. The Romanian airplane was flying 300 meters above the ground at a distance of 3 km from the landing spot and about 90 seconds from landing. The pilots of an El Al plane waiting in line after the Turkish plane observed the possible iminent collision and alerted the traffic control tower which alerted the Romanian pilots to delay landing. Ben Gurion airport has one single runway in service since one month ago due to upgrading of the other two runways. The Israeli Transportation Ministry opened an investigation after the Airport Authority handed over the recording of the communication to the air crash investigator Attorney Yitzhak Raz.
Update1: The Romania's state-owned Air Company (TAROM) said it does not own the plane reported to have been involved in Ben-Gurion near crash.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spain 0-1 Switzerland: Videohighlights

Zwitzerland has beaten 1-0 Spain on goal by G. Fernandez after a kind of kamikaze action against spanish defenders and goalkeeper. It was a disspointing debut for Spain which was considered a possible claimant of the World Cup trophy. This game proved once again that anything is possible in football and the ball is round, every team having its own chance. Spain showed lack of inspiration in construction while Switzerland played organized and defended very well.
Video Switzerland - Spain 1-0 goal G. Fernandez (50).


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Portugal - Ivory Coast: Videohighlights

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal against Drogba's Ivory Coast in a game counting for the qualification stage of the group G called also "the group of death". Drogba does not take parte of the first 11 as he still recovers from a hand injury. The play announces tough and both teams attack aggressively showing technical capabilities. Cristiano Ronaldo almost put Portugal ahead in minute 11 when his 30-yard strike was deflected off the left post of the ivorian goalkeeper. The first half ended scoreless but the players showed a quality football.
Slovakia 1-1 New Zealand.
In the previous match of the day New Zealand generated a huge surprize as made a 1-1 draw against Slovakia. Both goals were scored in the second half of the confrontation. Slovakia netted quickly after the break by R. Vittek (50) and New Zealand leveled the result in the last minute of the injury times (93) on a head by W. Reid.
Video: New Zealand - Slovakia 1-1 highlights and goals.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Netherlands and Japan leaders of WK group E

Qualification stage of World Cup group E: The Netherlands wins 2-0 over Denmark and Japan claims a 1-0 victory against Cameroon.
Netherlands announces to be a serious candidate for winning the WK trophy. The Dutch entered their first game with one of the world's strongest attacks and the same team which qualified to World Cup with maximum number of points defeated 2-0 Denmark. The Netherlands took luckily advantage in min. 46 after a own-goal by Simon Poulsen who headed a ball onto the back of team mate Daniel Agger and then into the net. The second goal was netted in min.85 when Van Persie launches Eljero Elia who shoots into the right post but the ball bounces back and Dirk Kuyt makes it for 2-0.
In the other match of the group E, Japan beats 1-0 Cameroon proving that the Asian football becames seriously stronger. The only goal of the game was scored by Keisuke Honda in min. 39.
Video Japan 1-0 Cameroon goal Keisuke Honda.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Germany 4-0 Australia: Panzers teach kangaroos a lesson of offensive football

Germany, the triple world champions, started excellent the South Sfrica tournament and smashed 4-0 Australia. The goals scored by Podolski, Klose, Muellert and Cacau revealed the offensive force of Germany which tops the group and show their intention to win the 2010 World Cup.
Video: Germany - Australia 4-0. All goals!!


South Korea 2-0 Greece: Videohighlights and goals

Greece and South Korea met Saturday in the first encounter of the 2010 World Cup group B. Both teams engaged in a tough play of gathering points necessary for the progression to the knock out stage. South Korea tourned out to apply a more tactical scheme and managed to win 2-0 over Greece. The two goals were scored in the early time of each half by Lee Jung-Soo (7th) and Park Ji-Sung (52nd).
Video goals: South Korea - Greece 2-0 World Cup 2010


Friday, June 11, 2010

David Cameron changes plans after taliban threat

The UK prime minister David Cameron was constrained to cancel a visit to a british military base in Afghanistan after the army discovered an assassination plot. Cameron was already flying by helicopter to Shahzad base located in the Helmand province when two phone conversations between the taliban insurgents were intercepted. The conversations were suggesting the intention of shooting down a helicopter carrying a VIP aboard. At that moment the military staff decided to cancel the visiting schedule.


South Africa - Mexico 1-1: videohighlights

Johannesburg witnessed the kick off of the first African World Cup with the national host team facing Mexico in the opening game. About 85000 people were present at the Soccer City Stadium. Following a white result at half-time, in min. 55 Tshabalala scored the first goal of the tournament and South Africa was already hoping for a historic victory. Their dream was washed away in min. 79 when Rafa Marquez equalized for Mexico. The African team was just a small step away from a great win when Mphela targeted the post in min. 89. After the first match of the World Cup 2010, South Africa - Mexico 1-1, a pretty fair score.
Video: South Africa 1-1 Mexico, Tshabalala goal min 55 (1-0).

Video: South Africa 1-1 Mexico, Rafa Marquez goal min.79 (1-1)


Zenani Mandela dies in car crash on eve of World Cup

Zenani Mandela, 13, the great-granddaughter of Nelson Mandela died last night in a car crash after she had attended at Orlando Stadium the concert organized for the opening of the South African Football World Cup. Zenani, the 9th great-granchild of Mandela lost her life just 2 days after she celebrated the 13th birthday. Nelson's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was also in the vehicle but she survived and got to the hospital. The car driver escaped without injuries and was arrested being accused of murder as long as no other vechicle was involved in the accident. The south african police said that the driver was drunk and he will show up in front of the court on Friday. Nelson Mandela canceled his participation to the opening ceremony of the World Cup.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

South Korea's Naro-1 rocket dissapears after liftoff

The Korean Space Agency (KARI) lost contact with its Naro-1 space rocket just 8 minutes after the liftoff. Missing Naro-1 is supposed to have crashed and the space agency tries to find out what has gone wrong. The rocket was carrying a satellite that South Korea wanted to employ it for climate changes studies. The liftoff was initially scheduled for Wednesday but was delayed for Thursday (10Jun2010) due to a malfunction of the firefighting equipment in the rocket.
Video launch and liftoff Naro-1 missing space rocket (South Korea)


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Joran van der Sloot confession in Peru killing case

The Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot - the main suspect in the dissapearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba - confessed Peru authorities to killing the 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez at Hotel Tac in Lima. Van der Sloot said he did not want to kill Ramirez but was constrained to do so because she found on his computer some evidence that connected him to the dissapearance of Alabama's Natalee Holloway in 2005. The Peruvian Police stated that Stephany Ramires was found dead with broken neck on the night of June 1 and according to the video evidence she was killed one day earlier. Previously the dutch killer was arrested two times in relation to Holloway's missing but he was set free due to lack of evidence. After slaying Ramirez on May 30, Van der Sloot flew to Chile were the police arrested him on Thursday and sent him back to Peru on Friday. In Peru there is no death penalty or life sentence but van der Sloot could get 35 years in prison.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Schiavone and Stosur to meet in final of Roland Garros 2010

Francesca Schiavone, 29, became the first italian tenniswoman reaching the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Schiavone, no. 17 seed, managed to exceed the no. 5 favourite Elena Dementieva following the abandon of the russian player due to a hip injury. Dementieva withdrew from the match after the strongly disputed first set won in the end 7-6 by Schiavone. Italy's player was a pleasant surprise at French Open succeding to kick out Na li, Maria Kirilenko and finally in the quarters the no. 3 seed Caroline Wozniacki. In the other semifinal the Australian tenniswoman Samantha Stosur (7) practically smashed 6-1 6-2 the no. 4 seed Jelena Jankovic. After eliminating the top players such as Justin Henin and Serena Williams (1), Samantha Stosur announces as a favorite candidate for winning the 2010 Roland Garros French Open.
Video report Schiavone - Dementieva 7-6 RG 2010


Novak Djokovic imitates Gypsy song by Shakira feat. Rafael Nadal

A new video shows the serb tennisman Novak Djokovic impersonating Shakira's Gypsy song which features also the spanish player Rafael Nadal. The footage was recorded by Djokovic and his country fellow Victor Troicki during the 2010 Roland Garros French Open tournament. It looks like Novak has exceptionals skills in the entertaining field and performes as good as in tennis (despite the fact he was kicked out in the quarters of the RG Grand Slam).
Video: Novak Djokovic impersonates Shakira's Gypsy and Rafael Nadal.


Two died in Bruxelles shooting at Palace of Justice

A judge and a court clerk have been shot dead on Thursday at the Palace of Justice from Brussels. There were heard several gunfire inside the palace and the incident resulted in 2 casualties, the belgian official said. The Bruxelles-Ixelles police denied to make any comments at the moment but a statement will be released at the press conference scheduled for 14 pm. According to the last updates the courthouse shooting took place around 11 am (local time) when a gunman squeezed into the palace and killed the female judge and the clerk during a court session. Despite the fact that the event occured in a high security area, the shooter is still at large and the police opened a search operation.


Amazing Stosur kicks out Serena Williams

The Australian tenninwoman Samantha Stosur looks like being unstoppable at the 2010 Roland Garros Gran Slam. After eliminating Justin Henin, Sam Stosur made another top victim, this time sending home Serena Williams, the no.1 favourite of the tournament. Showing a higher level of concentration, Samantha Stosur beat Serena Williams after three sets 6-2, 6-7, 8-6. The first set was quickly claimed (6-2) by the Australian after 36 minutes. Things changes in the second set when Williams won it at tie-break 7-6. There were necessary 14 games to decide the winner, Stosur qualifying in the semifinals after winning 8-6 in the decisive set.
Video Samantha Stosur press conference after beating Serena Williams
Video Stosur smashes Williams, QuarterFinal highlights Roland Garros


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

12 killed in Cumbria shooting

Twelve people have died and 25 got wounded Wednesday afternoon in West Cumbria after a man open fire. The police found the body of the suspect in a nearby forest. The killer, thought to be the taxi driver Derrick Bird started to shoot randomly in several places across Cumbria killing also his mother. After the incident, Bird drove to the south of the city, abandoned the vehicle and ran into the Boot zone where he was found later by the law people. The incident determined many facilities to close their gates including also the Sellafield nuclear power plant.
The upper picture shows the map of the tragic chain of events.


AC/DC's Highway to Hell discovered at Romanian border

AC/DC - the Australian rock band - played many times their famous hit "Highway to Hell" and in the end they managed to find one, in Romania. The group sang in Bucharest for 60000 people on May 16, 2010 and were about to head toward Italy where supposed to have a concert on May 19 in Udine. The problems started when AC/DC's caravan reached the border between Romania and Hungary. The custom employees of the Romanian national roads company from Nadlac crossing point requested the caravan staff to pay 50 Euro for each vehicle or a total amount of 2500 Euro in order to be allowed to cross the border. The custom-house officers argued the drivers on the issue related to the payment of the highway toll. In a complaint sent to the company the AC/DC staff said they did not get any receipt for the fine. This situation generated a scandal in Romania where the authorities started an investigation. An official of the roads company declared that even if the employees do not recognize the facts, the truth should come up to life as long as any vehicle crossing the border must be monitored and recorded. This news proving the high level of corruption in the Romanian custom system was taken also by the international media.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

7 million euro stolen in Marseille robbery

Marseille was the scene of a movie-like robbery on Monday. A commando attacked an armoured car which was transporting a large amount of money. The robbers opened violent fire and succeeded to steel 7 million euro. Everything happened during the day right in the middle of the road traffic. The thieves were filmed while loading the money in their own vehicle. They were 10 as number wearing bulletproof vests and also face-hidding caps. After burglary the robbers set the money-car in fire and left the place. According to the police, the operation was carefully planned but the strategy wasn't a new one. The armoured vehicle was blocked in traffic by a truck and then set under siege. The commando blew up the doors to reach the money. During this time all the other drivers were kept away by plenty of bullets fired from Kalashnikov assault rifles. Several vehicles including a police car were hit instead luckily nobody was injured in the incident. The ineffective frech police remains frustrated because the robbers escaped right from their sight.
Video armoured car robbery Marseille France

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