Man Utd 1 - 0 Arsenal  

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Manchester United hold the edge in the battle for a place in the Champions League final after John O’Shea’s early goal gave them victory in an absorbing encounter with Arsenal.

O’Shea scored from close range after Arsenal failed to clear a corner - giving United a slender but fully deserved advantage to take into the semi-final second leg at the Emirates next Tuesday.

Sir Alex Ferguson has made it his mission to make United the first side to successfully defend the Champions League title and they set about their old Premier League adversaries with relish from the first whistle.

And, while United will be happy to go to Arsenal in the ascendancy and having prevented Arsene Wenger’s side from scoring a crucial away goal, they will have regrets that they failed to capitalise on the superiority they exerted throughout.

Semi-final will go to the wire - Ferguson

Arsenal were penned in for long periods as United played at the high tempo that suits them best, and it was only a mixture of the excellence of goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and good fortune that kept the deficit within manageable proportions.

Almunia saved superbly from Wayne Rooney, denied Carlos Tevez with a double block and turned away Cristiano Ronaldo’s header from six yards as United turned on the style in a dazzling first 45 minutes.

Arsenal managed to steady the ship after the interval, but they never seriously threatened United apart from a tame Cesc Fabregas shot and a volley from Emmanuel Adebayor after the break.

Ronaldo struck the bar from 30 yards with 20 minutes remaining as United continued to press for what could have proved a decisive second goal, but Arsenal survived and will still feel there is life in the tie yet, despite delivering a disappointing performance.

United never allowed Arsenal to get into their trademark passing rhythm, playing with more drive and energy than the Gunners, who were overrun in midfield at times and struggled to cope with the pace and variety of Rooney, Tevez and Ronaldo in attack.

Ferguson prefaced the game by suggesting it could be the “perfect semi-final” - it was not quite that for United, but you suspect they will be highly satisfied with the outcome.

United’s fans certainly celebrated at the final whistle in a manner that suggested they feel they have taken a significant stride towards retaining the trophy they won so dramatically on penalties against Chelsea in Moscow last May.

Wenger, however, will harbour hopes that the undoubted talent in his side, kept under wraps for so long here, can turn things around on home territory.

Ferguson’s selection of Tevez ahead of Dimitar Berbatov suggested he wanted an energetic, high-tempo approach against an Arsenal defence undermined by injuries to influential pair William Gallas and Gael Clichy.

And that was exactly what he got in thrilling opening exchanges completely controlled by United and played out in a vibrant Old Trafford atmosphere.

Arsenal goalkeeper Almunia was in action inside the first 90 seconds, retreating desperately towards his goal to claw out Rooney’s looping header.

And youngster Kieran Gibbs then showed early nerves as he slipped to let in Ronaldo, but United’s winger flashed the ball across the face of goal with no-one on hand to apply the crucial final touch.

Arsenal were on the ropes, and it took a superb double save from Alumnia to deny Tevez after a slick exchange with O’Shea as United swarmed all over a Gunners side struggling to come to terms with the pace of the game.

Man Utd winger Cristiano Ronaldo rues his shot hitting the Arsenal crossbar
Ronaldo hit the crossbar with a powerful dipping strike

Wenger’s players never looked like surviving this fierce early barrage, and so it proved as United took a deserved lead in the 18th minute.

Arsenal failed to clear a corner, and when Michael Carrick’s cross was deflected into his path by Mikael Silvestre, O’Shea lashed a finish high past Almunia.

Arsenal’s only response was a low 20-yard shot from Fabregas that was comfortably collected by Edwin van der Sar.

Almunia was the keeper in constant action, and he performed heroics again after 28 minutes to keep out Ronaldo’s header from an inviting cross by the industrious Tevez.

The only black spot in the opening 45 minutes for United - apart from not capitalising fully on their outstanding approach play - was a yellow card for Tevez after he collided with Almunia in a chase for possession.

Arsenal looked to have settled more after the break, and even felt bold enough to pose another brief threat after 62 minutes when Adebayor’s volley flew over the top, although Van der Sar had the effort well covered.

Bullish Wenger confident despite defeat

United made a double substitution with 25 minutes left, sending on Ryan Giggs - making his 800th appearance for the club - and Berbatov for Anderson and Tevez.

And Ronaldo almost marked their arrival with United’s second as he sent a thunderous right-foot shot against the crossbar with Almunia motionless.

Wenger made a change of his own, replacing the subdued Theo Walcott with Nicklas Bendtner, and then sent on Eduardo for Adebayor as the game entered its final 10 minutes.

The changes made little alteration to the pattern of the game, with Arsenal ultimately content not to concede a second after some harrowing moments.

It is advantage United - who suffered a scare late on when Rio Ferdinand went off after suffering a blow to the ribs - but the narrow lead still leaves the semi-final in the balance ahead of next week’s return game.

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New PC Games  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Game Category Released
Free Realms Role-Playing 09/30/2009
Stalin vs. Martians Strategy 04/29/2009
Cryostasis Action 04/27/2009
MLB Dugout Heroes Sports 04/27/2009
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Action 04/24/2009
Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943 Action 04/24/2009
Adventure: Collector's Edition (Volume 1) Bundles 04/23/2009
Paradise Quest Simulation 04/22/2009
Plan It Green Simulation 04/22/2009
Winemaker Extraordinaire Simulation 04/20/2009
Cid the Dummy Action 04/17/2009
Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection Strategy 04/17/2009
Cross Fire Action 04/16/2009
Demigod Strategy 04/14/2009
Demigod Collector's Edition Strategy 04/14/2009
Legacy: World Adventure Adventure 04/13/2009
The Godfather II Action 04/10/2009
Elven Legacy Adventure 04/09/2009
Mystery Legends - Sleepy Hollow Adventure 04/09/2009
The Last Remnant Role-Playing 04/09/2009
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Strategy 04/07/2009
DCS: Black Shark Simulation 04/07/2009
Flock! Classics/Puzzles 04/07/2009
OMG! High School Triple Play Pack Action 04/07/2009
Reel Deal Slots Adventure Action 04/07/2009
X3: Terran Conflict 2.0 - The Aldrin Missions Simulation 04/07/2009
The Hunter Sports 04/02/2009
Death Track: Resurrection Action 03/31/2009

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Prostate Problem Warning Signs  

Monday, April 27, 2009

The prostate is a small organ about the size of a walnut. It is found below the bladder (where urine is stored) and surrounds the tube that carries urine away from the bladder (urethra). The prostate makes a fluid that becomes part of semen. Semen is the white fluid that contains sperm.

Prostate problems are common in men age 50 and older. Sometimes men feel symptoms themselves, or sometimes their doctors find prostate problems during routine exams. Doctors who are experts in diseases of the urinary tract (urologists) diagnose and treat prostate problems.

There are many different kinds of prostate problems. Many don't involve cancer, but some do. Treatments vary but prostate problems can often be treated without affecting sexual function.

Signs of Prostate Problems

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Difficulty in having an erection
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, or upper thighs
  • Inability to urinate, or
  • Dribbling of urine

If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away to find out if you need treatment.

There are several prostate problems including:

  • Acute prostatitis is an infection of the prostate caused by bacteria. It usually starts fast and can cause fever, chills, or pain in the lower back and between the legs. It also can cause pain when you urinate. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor right away. Antibiotic drugs usually help heal the infection and relieve the symptoms. Your doctor also may suggest that you drink more liquids.

  • Chronic prostatitis is a prostate infection that keeps coming back time after time. Symptoms may be milder than in acute prostatitis, but they can last longer. Chronic prostatitis can be hard to treat. Antibiotics may work if bacteria are causing the infection. But if bacteria are not the cause, antibiotics won't work. Massaging the prostate sometimes helps to release fluids. Warm baths also may bring relief. Often chronic prostatitis clears up by itself.

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the term used to describe an enlarged prostate. BPH is common in older men. Over time, an enlarged prostate may block the urethra, making it hard to urinate. It may cause dribbling after you urinate or a frequent urge to urinate, especially at night. Your doctor will conduct a rectal exam to diagnose BPH. The doctor also may look at your urethra, prostate, and bladder.

  • Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American men. It is more common among African American men than white men. Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

SOURCE: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

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Selangor Champ  

SelANgOr jOHAN PiAla Fa 2009


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Theatre Of Dreams  

Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Merah, kuning serikan Bukit Jalil  

PASTIKAN Stadium Nasional di Bukit Jalil, Sabtu ini dihiasi dengan warna merah dan kuning.

Ini bermakna, penyokong Kelantan perlu tampil dengan baju berwarna merah sementara penyokong Selangor pula perlu memakai baju warna kuning bersesuaian dengan jersi pasukan masing-masing pada perlawanan akhir itu kelak.

Tujuan utama berbuat demikian adalah untuk mengetahui identiti penyokong kedua-dua pasukan.

Demikian tegas Setiausaha Agung Persatuan Bola Sepak Selangor (FAS), Hamidin Mohd. Amin semalam.

"Saya meminta semua penyokong Selangor memakai jersi atau baju warna kuning. Kita akan menggunakan jersi tempat lawan berwarna kuning pada perlawanan akhir Piala FA menentang Kelantan, Sabtu ini.

"Selain itu, saya juga menasihatkan penyokong Selangor khususnya dapat membeli tiket lebih awal. FAS sudah menempah 20,000 tiket untuk dijual di Stadium Shah Alam dan Wisma FAS lama di Jalan Maharajalela pada Khamis dan Jumaat.

"Jika perlu, kita akan minta tambahan tiket daripada Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM)," katanya pada sidang media di Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil semalam.


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Kursus Pensijilan Pengurusan Sukan Dan Kejurulatihan Sukan  

Kursus Pensijilan Pengurusan Sukan Dan Kejurulatihan Sukan Print
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Rabu, 18 Mac 2009 00:31

Anjuran Institut Sukan Negara (Isn), Kementerian Belia Dan Sukan (Kbs) Dengan Kerjasama

United States Sports Academy (Ussa)


Institut Sukan Negara telah dipertanggungjawabkan bagi melaksanakan program pendidikan sukan yang berbentuk akademik. Langkah in
i adalah selaras dengan Resolusi konvensyen Sukan yang mencadangkan agar pihak yang berkenaan menyediakan satu struktur pembangunan modal insan bagi membangunkan sukan negara.

YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak ketika merasmikan konvensyen tersebut telah meminta semua pihak untuk bekerjasama meningkatkan pencapaian sukan negara dan mencipta kegemilangan sukan di persada antarabangsa. Kecemerlangan sukan negara mampu mencetus semangat cintakan negara. Di samping itu, Malaysia akan lebih dihormati oleh negara dunia yang lain.

Oleh yang demikian, langkah awal perlu diambil bagi melaksanakan program-program pendidikan jangka pendek dan jangka panjang. Sehubungan dengan itu ISN telah mewujudkan kerjas
ama dengan United States Sports Academy (USSA) bagi merealisasikan misi ini. USSA merupakan satu-satunya universiti sukan di Amerika Syarikat. Ia merupakan satu institusi tanpa untung yang berperanan menyebarkan misi universiti sukan ke seluruh dunia. Sehingga kini USSA telah beroperasi di 60 buah negara.


Sebagai permulaan, ISN dan USSA akan menganjurkan dua jenis kursus iaitu seperti berikut:
i) Persijilan Pengurusan Sukan
ii) Persijilan Kejurulatihan Sukan

i. Persijilan Pengurusan Sukan (Certification in Sports Management)

Persijilan Pengurusan Sukan memberi peluang kepada peserta meningkatkan pengetahuan mereka dalam bidang-bidang yang berkaitan dengan sukan seperti perniagaan, pentadbiran, pengurusan kakitangan, pemasaran, perhubungan awam, pengurusan kemudahan dan pembangunan program.

ii. Persijilan Kejurulatihan Sukan (Certification in Sports Coaching)

rsijilan Kejurulatihan Sukan memberi peluang kepada peserta meningkatkan pengetahuan dan kemahiran bagi membantu mereka berjaya di dalam aspek kejurulatihan di pelbagai peringkat penglibatan. Kursus ini akan menumpukan kepada aspek metodologi, psikologi sukan, suaian fizikal, pemakanan, perubatan sukan, pentadbiran kemudahan dan pengurusan program.

Kursus Persijilan ini diiktiraf diperingkat antarabangsa.

Kursus Persijilan ini mengandungi 6 modul. Setiap peserta wajib menyertai semua modul ini.

i) Persijilan Pengurusan Sukan (Certification in Sports Management)

a) Pentadbiran Sukan (Sports Administration)

b) Perniagaan dan pengurusan kakitangan (Sports Business and Personnel Management)

Pemasaran Sukan (Sports Marketing)

d) Pengurusan Kemudahan dan Pembangunan Program (Sports Facilkities and Event Management)

e) Dana Sukan (Sports Fundraising)

f) Perhubungan Awam (Sports Public Relation)

ii) Persijilan Kejurulatihan Sukan (Certification in sports Coaching)

a) Metodologi (Sports Caoching Methodology

b) Perubatan Sukan (Seminar in Sports Medicine)

c) Psikologi Sukan (Sports Psychology)

d) Pentadbiran Kemudahan dan Pengurusan Program (Sports Facilities and Event Management)

e) Pentadbiran Sukan (Sports Administration)

f) Suaian Fizikal dan Pemakanan ( Sports Conditioning and Nutrition)

Calon-calon yang lulus kursus ini akan layak mengikuti Kursus Diploma yang dijangka ditawarkan pada tahun 2010.


• Melahirkan lebih ramai penggiat sukan termasuk atlet, jurulatih dan pentadbir sukan yang kompeten dan berkebolehan untuk memikul tanggungjawab membangunkan sukan negara ke tahap yang lebih tinggi supaya pencapaian cemerlang para atlet negara akan menjadi kebanggaan seluruh rakyat Malaysia.

• Program ini dijangka akan dapat melahirkan seramai 1,048 tenaga pakar tempatan yang mahir dan terlatih untuk menguruskan agenda sukan negara menjelang tahun 2012.

• Memantap dan menyokong pelaksanaan Skim Persijilan Kejurulatihan (SPKK).

• Bekerjasama rapat dengan Persatuan Sukan Kebangsaan dan agensi sukan untuk melatih jurulatih dan pentadbir sukan tempatan.

• Menyediakan ruang dan peluang melanjutkan pendidikan dalam bidang pengkhususan sukan kepada mereka yang berminat seterusnya membuka peluang pekerjaan dan menjana kerjaya yang menarik kepada pengiat sukan.

• Selaku langkah perintis ke arah penubuhan Universiti Sukan Negara


• Calon yang sesuai bagi program ini akan dikenalpasti dari kalangan atlet dan bekas atlet kebangsaan, jurulatih, pegawai dan pentadbir sukan di KBS, ISN, MSN, KSN, MOM, PSK/Negeri, Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam/Swasta (IPTA/IPTS), Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, serta agensi luar dan kelab sukan yang berminat.

Yuran bagi calon-calon yang dikenalpasti adalah percuma sementara yuran bagi peserta lain adalah sebanyak RM 3,000.00.
Untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubungi Bahagian Penyelidikan dan Akademik. Puan Sharifah Amilia (tel: 016-9081570) dan En. Ahmad Saferi (tel: 017-2600306).

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Friday, April 24, 2009


A Friend Most True

I need to know if you’re my true friend,
will you be by my side until the end?
Can I tell you my secrets deep,
and trust them in your heart you’ll keep?
We are neither of us without our flaws,
can you accept mine as I will yours?
I’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you’re blue,
will you be there for me when I need you?
No matter how busy I will make time for you,
if you are busy will you make time for me too?
I will take your hand and comfort your tears,
will you hold me and soothe my fears?
I will give you joy and many warm smiles,
can we share that even across many miles?
I will not forget what’s important to you,
will you remember what’s important to me too?
With you my most favourite things I’ll share,
If only I know do you truly care?
If you can accept me as I do you,
then I will know you are a friend most true.

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