Saturday, 4 August 2012

Thumbs up of the day

ThuMBs Up of The Day

Roberto Carlos

Our Thumbs up of the day goes to ROBERTO CARLOS

The Former Brazil and Real Madrid Right fullback
Roberto Carlos, famous for his boom boom free kicks and shots,
has officially put an end to his playing days, the Anzhi
Makhachkala player made this known on Wednesday.

The 2002 World Cup winner, who joined the wealthy
Russian Premier League club in February 2011, has not
played since being taken off the team’s squad in
“Roberto had been a world class player, but
unfortunately he doesn’t play any more,” said former
Russia boss Guus Hiddink, who was appointed Anzhi
coach in February.

He was raised at provincial club Uniao Sao Joao, he went on to make his name in Brazil during three seasons with Palmeiras, moved to Inter Milan for one season and then Real
Madrid, where he spent 11 seasons.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Nigeria ranks Fifth as Africa's least Peaceful State

Peace and Crisis

In an annual interval the Global Peace Index ranks countries of the world among the most and least peaceful. On the continent of Africa in this years' edition , Nigeria is placed fifth on the least peaceful while Ghana is stocked as the fifth most peaceful in this part of the globe.

This is how it stands for 2012:

Most Peaceful Countries:

1. Mauritius

2. Botswana

3. Mozambique

4. Namibia

5. Ghana

Least Peaceful Countries:

1. Somalia

2. Sudan

3. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

4. Central African Republic (CAR)

5. Nigeria

The indices used by the organization to rank countries, makes the ranking quite interesting as it takes into considerations of Political, Social, Economic, and other factors. No doubt with these countries listed on the Least peaceful always into crisis every now and then, the stats speaks for its self.

If you think otherwise, please do share your views using the comment box.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Could TIME! be this PRECIOUS?

Pause a While


It had been some time
since Jack had seen the old
man. College, girls,
career, and life itself got in
the way. In fact, Jack
moved clear across
the country in pursuit of
his dreams. There, in the
rush of his busy
life, Jack had little time to
think about the past and
often no time to
spend with his wife and
son. He was working on his
future, and nothing
could stop him.

Over the phone, his mother
told him, "Mr. Belser died
last night. The
funeral is Wednesday."

Memories flashed through
his mind like an old
newsreel as he sat quietly
remembering his childhood
"Jack, did you hear me?"
"Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I
heard you. It's been so long
since I thought of
him. I'm sorry, but I
honestly thought he died
years ago," Jack said.

"Well, he didn't forget you.
Every time I saw him he'd
ask how you were
doing. He'd reminisce
about the many days you
spent over 'his side of
the fence' as he put it,"
Mom told him.
"I loved that old house he
lived in," Jack said.
"You know, Jack, after your
father died, Mr. Belser
stepped in to make
sure you had a man's
influence in your life," she

"He's the one who taught
me carpentry," he said. "I
wouldn't be in this
business if it weren't for
him. He spent a lot of time
teaching me
things he thought were
important...Mom, I'll be
there for the funeral,"
Jack said.
As busy as he was, he kept
his word. Jack caught the
next flight to his
hometown. Mr. Belser's
funeral was small and
uneventful. He had no
children of his own, and
most of his relatives had
passed away.
The night before he had to
return home, Jack and his
Mom stopped by to
see the old house next
door one more time.
Standing in the doorway,
Jack paused for a moment.

It was like crossing
over into another
dimension, a leap through
space and time. The house
was exactly as he
remembered. Every step
held memories. Every
every piece of
furniture....Jack stopped

"What's wrong, Jack?" his
Mom asked.
"The box is gone," he said.
"What box? " Mom asked.
"There was a small gold
box that he kept locked on
top of his desk. I
must have asked him a
thousand times what was
inside. All he'd ever tell
me was 'the thing I value
most,'" Jack said.
It was gone. Everything
about the house was
exactly how Jack
it, except for the box. He
figured someone from the
Belser family had
taken it.
"Now I'll never know what
was so valuable to him,"
Jack said. "I better
get some sleep. I have an
early flight home, Mom."
It had been about two
weeks since Mr. Belser died.
Returning home from
work one day Jack
discovered a note in his
mailbox. "Signature
on a package. No one at
home. Please stop by the
main post office within
the next three days," the
note read.
Early the next day Jack
retrieved the package. The
small box was old and
looked like it had been
mailed a hundred years
ago. The handwriting was
difficult to read, but the
return address caught his
"Mr. Harold Belser" it read.
Jack took the box out to his
car and ripped open the
package. There
inside was the gold box
and an envelope. Jack's
hands shook as he read
the note inside.
"Upon my death, please
forward this box and its
contents to Jack
Bennett. It's the thing I
valued most in my life." A
small key was taped
to the letter. His heart
racing, as tears filling his
eyes, Jack
carefully unlocked the box.
There inside he found a
beautiful gold
pocket watch.

Running his
fingers slowly over the
finely etched casing,
he unlatched the cover.
Inside he found these
words engraved: "Jack,
Thanks for your time!
Harold Belser."
"The thing he valued time." Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked. "I need some time to spend with my son," he said. "Oh, by the way,
Janet...thanks for your

Neymar honours Usain Bolt, his Idol

Brazil wonderkid, Neymar

Fastest man on earth, Jamaican Usain Bolt

The Brazil wonderkid did the famous Usain Bolt lightning pose after running down the sideline seconds after he scored a wonderfully struck free kick as Brazil defeated Belarus on Sunday helping the gold medal favorites to a 3-1 win.

It was foe Bolt, we did his celebration, the 20 year old said. Neymar has his own legion of fans showing up everywhere he was, but even before heading to the London games he had said he was hoping to meet his Idol, Bolt.

He was looking forward to get an autograph and a photo shot with the Jamaica, who will be competing in the Olympics later.

Isn't he just a nice kid?