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Sesame Street to Be (Temporarily) Added to NYC Map

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The City will temporarily re-name a street in honor of the program’s 40th birthday.

“If you’d like to get to Sesame Street, just take the number 1 to Lincoln Center and walk down to 64th Street.

Starting tomorrow that’s where you’ll find the famous street sign that has unofficially been a symbol of New York for decades.

In honor of the show’s 40th anniversary, New York has proclaimed Nov. 10, “Sesame Street Day,” and will temporarily name a piece of Columbus Ave. at 64th Street in the show’s honor.”

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Exclusive: The Fisherman who became a millionaire.. by Zain!

 

Tandel with Ms. Bilcay Ulucay - Marketing director in Zain - along with Zain consumer marketing team

Tandel with Ms. Bilcay Ulucay - Marketing director in Zain - along with Zain consumer marketing team

This is an amazing story!

Sanmukhlal Tandel, a young Indian fisherman in Kuwait, couldn’t believe himself winning $50,000 (2,353,000 Indian Rupees) in Zain’s weekly lucky draw!  

“Those 5 KD have changed my life forever” says Tandel while visiting Zain’s marketing division, whom been trying to reach him for a whole week with no response, and when he finally replied and listened to the Zain people that he won the $50,000, he still didn’t believe it and thought it was a scam!

This somehow reminds me of ”Slumdog millionaire” movie…

 

Football Manager 2010 is out!

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Football manager 2010 got released 2 days ago. I’ve tried it for a couple of hours this game is amazing and it keep getting better with every version, simply addictive.

you can buy it from http://www.footballmanager.net to get your hard copy or the digital download option. enjoy

IL GRANDE MILAN

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the game sucked in the first half with Dida’s mistake which led to raul’s first goal, but the second half was simply amazing it was like a different game, hope they continue the good run. one thing you must watch, Andrea Pirlo’s wonder goal! I’ll add the link once its up on youtube or some videos sharing site.

all the highlights:

looks like the BB & iPhone hype had more impact than expected

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“Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) – Nokia Oyj, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, had its first net loss since the company began reporting quarterly in 1996, hurt by costs related to a joint venture with  Siemens AG and weaker demand.

The net loss totaled 559 million euros ($834 million), after a profit of 1.09 billion euros a year earlier.”

Nokia also said that its smartphone market share dropped to 35% versus 41% in the previous quarter. 6% drop within the last 3 months is not normal at all.. its like 6% of the Nokia smartphones owners switched to another brand.

sources:

bloomberg, Engadget

Happy Eid

 

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It’s officially announced that tomorrow is Eid Al.Fitr.

Happy Eid Kuwait!

Cinema is a “NO MORE” in Saudi Arabia

عاجل أصدر خادم الحرمين الشريفين أمره الكريم بالتأكيد على منع إقامة العروض السينمائية في المملكة

Mon-Aug-2009 – 11:10 pm

عاجل أصدر خادم الحرمين الشريفين أمره الكريم بالتأكيد على منع إقامة العروض السينمائية في المملكة
المحمل
لجينيات – خاص . أصدر خادم الحرمين الشريفين أمره الكريم بالتأكيد على منع إقامة العروض السينمائية في المملكة وعدم السماح بها .. وذلك بناء على ما رفعه النائب الثاني ووزير الداخلية صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير نايف بن عبد العزيز إلى مقام خادم الحرمين الشريفين في تاريخ 15 رجب 1430هـ  بشأن ما أثير حول العروض السينمائية  المقدمة من شركة روتانا بمركز الملك فهد الثقافي في جدة ، وفي برج العبيكان بالطائف .

وقد أصدر سمو النائب الثاني تعميمه إلى عموم أمراء المناطق وإلى وزيرالتجارة والصناعة ووزير الثقافة والإعلام بالتأكيد على تنفيد أمر خادم الحرمين الشريفين .

I’m not saying anything… ! I hope Saudi ppl accept this

Source: here

External battery and a dual sim adapter for the iPhone

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“If you’re a high-flying type rocking two contracts and, ultimately, two SIM cards, the new 3-in-1 External Battery over at USBFever could save you a lot of hot-swapping — assuming at least one of those SIM cards is currently in an iPhone 3G or 3GS.” Engadget

good news for the iPhone users, most of the gadgets companies are concentrating on the iphone these days.

I’ve posted few months ago for a similar external battery gadget since the iPhone sucks up the battery within few hrs I’d recommend buying Mophie’s Air for iPhone 3G

New Blackberry Tour

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The new Blackberry Tour is expected to hit the market on 12th of july with Verizon and  Sprint are racing on the release date, so it might be earlier or later due the high demand from the market on this blackberry because its the first one to have 3g after the Bold. I do recommend buying this device because its the only blackberry with good specifications compared to their devices with low specs. which was really a joke to be sold  in 2009. I’m still considering to switch to blackberry but everyday my iPhone makes me think again.

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Grazie paolo, Grande Capitano

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The year is 1985. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev are figureheads of the cold war. At Heysel Stadium 39 spectators are killed at the European Cup final. Live Aid concerts raise £50m for victims of famine in Ethiopia. DNA is first used in a criminal case. Roger Moore steps down as James Bond. And a 16-year-old coltish defender with a famous name makes his debut for Milan at half-time in a Serie A match at Udinese.

He is the son of Cesare Maldini, a former European Cup-winning captain for the club. He trots on at half-time and glides through his overture on impressively long, strong, limbs. He looks calm, classy, eminently comfortable. Milan’s fans reckon young Paolo is a chip off the old block. Some 25 seasons later, his footballing achievements beggar belief.

This weekend the 41-year-old pulls on the shirt of the club he joined at the age of 10 for the 901st time. With more than 1,000 professional matches under his belt – every single one of them in the rossonero of Milan or the azzurro of Italy – Maldini will make his farewell bow at San Siro. His career has cranked on and on, past so many milestones (they announced they would retire his No3 shirt several years ago) it is hard to know where to begin honouring the end. The club’s official website has tried to sum it up with a simple tribute that has run all week long: 25 SEASONS. 900 GAMES. ALWAYS AND ONLY MILAN. GRAZIE PAOLO!

A quarter of a century in the first team of any club is a staggering enough feat. To do it at one of the world’s elite teams, sweeping up five European Cup medals and seven Serie A titles along the way, sets a benchmark that looks unmatchable. To put it into perspective, 35-year-old Ryan Giggs would have to play on for Manchester United for another seven years to equal Maldini’s length of service. Real Madrid’s Raúl, who turns 32 in the summer, will need to continue for another 10 years. This is a man who has won the European Cup in three different decades.

There will be no special party. It is his choice. He just wants to use the last two games of the season to say goodbye, first to the people who love him at San Siro, then to the greater family of Italian football with an away game at Fiorentina. The man has always done things with irresistible, understated charm.

And that is the real legacy of Maldini. The statistics only tell part of the story. They don’t tell you anything about the elegance and gallantry with which he played. All the negative stereotypes of Italian defensive arts – niggling and pinching and sly shirt tugging – were unnecessary for Maldini. Probably the best left-back ever created played purely as well as powerfully.

 

STATISTICS:

  • 1988 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 World Club Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 World Club Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1992 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1992 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1993 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1993 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1996 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1999 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2003 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2003 Italian Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2004 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2004 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2007 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2007 FIFA Club World Cup Winner (Milan AC)

 

 

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