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Vota por Cristiano Ronaldo Junho 30, 2006

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Ajude a eleger o Melhor Jogador Jovem do Campeonato do Mundo de 2006 ( The Best Young Player Award) . Segue o link e vota no nosso Cristiano Ronaldo. Neste momento está em 2º. lugar. O processo de votação decorre até 7 de Julho de 2006. Vota e divulga. Ainda podemos ganhar.

Germany very difficulty (on penalty kicks) and Italy easily, avance to Semi-Finals

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Germany – Italy is the first defined Semi-Final

Germany was losing since 49th minute when Ayala met the ball with a header after corner kick by Riquelme. At 71’ Abbondanzieri (blowed from Miroslav Klose) was replaced by Franco in the Argentina goal, and the defensive tactic of Argentine team cost a hight price because at 80th minute Klose, the best scorer of the tournment, equalised the score. The extra-time didn’t produce goals and at 120th minute Leandro Cuffre (Argentina) received a red card. On the penalty kicks decision Lehmann was the hero for Germany as his saves from Ayala and Cambiasso were crucial. Germany had a 100 per cent success rate from the penalty spot, with Neuville, Ballack, Podolski and Borowski all converting. Michael Ballack was chosen as Budweiser Man of the Match.

In the other match, in Dortmund, Italy early advanced on the score by Zambrotta. The first-half wasn’t an interesting game but at the second-half Ukraine had a good reaction and was near to equalize for several times. Then the lucky acompanied the squadra azurra principally when Buffon produced a remarkable save to deny Gusev and Barzagli on line of goal saved the second attempt.

Next minute Luca Toni scored the second Italian goal and decided the match. Ukraine had a good and sportiv behaviour and Gusin (and all the others) saw his looping header come crashing back off the face of the crossbar with Buffon, for once, beaten.

Italy with remarkable efectiveness scored again by Luca Toni at 69′ after Zambrotta assistance and gave an exagerated difference.

Gennaro Gattuso was considered the Budweiser Man of the Match.

Now these two teams Germany and Italy are going to meet in Dortmund on 4 July.


Amnesty International : Just to know

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Just a transcrition:

“Dear fernando,
Today marks a great victory for human rights and the rule of law!
The United States Supreme Court vindicated Amnesty’s long-held position that the military commissions were inherently unfair by ruling that President Bush did not have authority to set up the war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and found the commissions invalid under both military justice law and the Geneva conventions.
This is a remarkable day for Amnesty International and for everyone who believes in our principals: justice, accountability, and fairness. Through the tireless efforts of tens of thousands of activists across the world this victory was made possible. Amnesty International was among the first and the loudest to condemn the presidential order in the fall of 2001 that created these tribunals and led us down this lawless path. While this is a great triumph for human rights, the fight continues. Our opponents are already preparing to use the Congress to attempt to gut the Supreme Court’s ruling. And we must reach our goal of closing Guantanamo Bay for good.
Guantanamo Bay must be closed and all detainees must either be charged and given a fair trail, or be released. And torture, wherever and whenever it occurs must stop. This means that secret U.S. detention centers must be opened to scrutiny and flying suspects to countries such as Egypt and Syria for interrogation and torture must end. These are human rights values and just as important, these are American values. Together, we will fight tirelessly to restore these values.
I ask you to join Amnesty International as we advance our call to close Guantanamo and abolish ‘disappearances’ and extraordinary renditions. Now is not the time to back down. We know our opponents will be quick to try to counter the decision. We need to count on your support and your commitment to act quickly as events unfold to keep the pressure on now.
As always, thank you for your commitment to preserving human rights around the world.
Larry Cox,Executive Director”


Later who will cry (II): Italy or Ukraine ?

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World Cup Italian fan
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World Cup Ukrainian fans

Later who will cry : Germany or Argentine ?

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German fans in 2006 World Cup
Argentine fans in World Cup 2006

On this day in History – Jun 30

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On this day in History – Jun 29 Junho 29, 2006

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  • 0067 – St. Peter dies crucified. Apostle
  • 1149 – Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.
  • 1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1252 – King Abel of Denmark dies (b. 1218)
  • 1312 – Roman Catholics German King Henry VII crowned
  • 1315 – Ramon Llull dies (b. 1235). Spanish philosopher.
  • 1397 – John II of Aragon was born (d. 1479)
  • 1529 – Emperor Karel V and Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona
  • 1540 – Thomas Cromwell was sentenced to death. English ex-chancellor
  • 1596 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan was born (d. 1680)
  • 1613 – London’s Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.
  • 1620 – John Aerts dies. Flemish sculptor
  • 1641 – Portugal assinou com a Suécia o Tratado de Estocolmo
  • 1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
  • 1725 – Arai Hakuseki dies (b. 1657). Japanese Confucianist, poet, politician, and writer.
  • 1746 – Joachim Heinrich Campe was born (d. 1818). Pedagogue.
  • 1767 – The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.
  • 1776 – The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.
  • 1779 – Anton Raphael Mengs dies. Painter.
  • 1786 – Alexander Macdonnell and over five hundred Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1798 – Giacomo Leopardi was born (d. 1837). Italian poet.
  • 1801 – Pietro Alfieri was born. Italian composer.
  • 1837 – William IV dies. King of England.
  • 1847 – Assinatura da Convenção do Gramido que põe fim à guerra civil da Patuleia, firmando a derrota das forças revoltosas da junta do Porto, compostas por uma aliança de setembristas, miguelistas e dissidentes cartistas, e consagrando a vitória do governo cartista do marechal Saldanha.
  • 1850 – Coal discovered on Vancouver Island.
  • 1852 – Juan de Dios Peza was born. Mexican writer .
  • 1858 – Julia Clifford Lathrop was born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1932). American social worker, head of the U.S. Children’s Bureau (1912-1921)
  • 1858 – George Washington Goethals was born (d. 1928). American army engineer (Chief Engineer of Panama Canal);
  • 1861 – Dr. William Mayo was born. American surgeon and founder of the Mayo Clinic
  • 1861 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies (b. 1806). Poet.
  • 1863 – George Custer is appointed as a U.S. Union brigadier-general
  • 1864 – Ninety-nine people killed in Canada‘s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire.
  • 1868 – George Ellery Hale was born (d. 1938). Astronomer.
  • 1870 – William Elwell was born. English painter.
  • 1878 – Morreu o escritor e jornalista português Teixeira de Vasconcellos (n. 1 Nov 1816)
  • 1880 – Ludwig Beck was born (d. 1944). General.
  • 1880 – France annexes Tahiti
  • 1881 – Chuchle battle, a student brawl fought in a Chuchle restaurant resulting in several wounds, a swatch of Czech and German chauvinism in the late 19th century
  • 1886 – James Van Der Zee was born (d. 1983). American photographer.
  • 1886 – Robert Schuman was born. French Prime-Minister
  • 1888 – Realizada a primeira operação ao apêndice, pelo cirurgião inglês Frederik Treves
  • 1890 – Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was born. World’s oldest woman
  • 1890 – Afonso Schmidt was born in Cubatão, São Paulo (d. 3 Abr 1964). Brazilian poet and journalist ( Janelas Abertas – 1912)
  • 1891 – National Forest Service is organized.
  • 1891 – Street railway in Ottawa commences operation.
  • 1895 – Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1895 – Floriano Peixoto (Marechal Floriano) dies. President of Brazil (1891-1894)
  • 1895 – Thomas Henry Huxley dies (b. 1825). Scientist.
  • 1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born (d. 1944). French pilot and writer.
  • 1901 – Nelson Eddy was born (d. 1967). American singer and actor.
  • 1905 – Manuel Altolaguirre was born. Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • 1905 – Moonlight Graham makes his only major league baseball appearance, in a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Superbas but gets no at-bat.
  • 1906 – Manuel Altolaguirre was born. Spanish poet.
  • 1906 – Albert Sorel dies (b. 13 Ago 1842). French historian.
  • 1908 – Leroy Anderson was born (d. 1975). American composer.
  • 1910 – Frank Loesser was born (d. 1969). Composer.
  • 1911 – Morte Eudóxio César Azedo Gneco. Jornalista e gravador, foi fundador do Partido Socialista em 10 de Janeiro de 1875.
  • 1911 – Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter zu Lippe-Biesterfeld (Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands) was born.
  • 1911 – Bernard Herrmann was born (d. 1975). Composer.
  • 1913 – Beginning of the 2nd Balkan War. Bulgaria defeated Greek and Serbian troops.
  • 1914 – A Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes é reconhecida como instituição de utilidade pública.
  • 1914 – Rafael Kubelik was born (d. 1996). Czech conductor.
  • 1914 – Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • 1915 – Ruth Warrick was born. Actress.
  • 1916 – Boeing aircraft flies for first time .
  • 1917 – The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
  • 1918 – Nasce Vitorino Magalhães Godinho, professor universitário e historiador português.
  • 1919 – Slim Pickens [Louis Bert Lindley Jr.], was born (d. 8 Dec 1983). Actor, cowboy. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Howling, The Apple Dumpling Gang, In Harm’s Way, One-Eyed Jacks, The Outlaws, Hee Haw; Cowboy Hall of Famer.
  • 1920 – Ray Harryhausen was born. Film maker.
  • 1920 – O Madrid Foot Ball Club ganha o título de ‘Real’ do rei Alfonso XIII
  • 1921 – Reinhard Mohn was born. Publisher.
  • 1922 – Vasko Popa was born (d. 1991). Yugoslav poet.
  • 1922 – France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes”.
  • 1924 – Flo Sandon’s was born. Italian singer.
  • 1926 – Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1927 – First test of Wallace Turnbull’s variable-pitch propeller.
  • 1928 – Ian Bannen was born (d. 1999). Scottish Actor.
  • 1930 – Robert Evans was born. American film director and actor (Love Story, Godfather, Chinatown)
  • 1933 – Fatty Arbuckle dies (b. 1887). Actor.
  • 1936 – Nascia em Lisboa, Henrique Viana. Grande actor, comediante e figura do espectáculo português
  • 1937 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier receives patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles.
  • 1938 – Acácio de Almeida was born at Souto, Portugal. Cinematographer. Founder of production company “Inforfilmes”
  • 1940 – Paul Klee dies (b. 1879). Swiss artist.
  • 1941 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski dies (b. 1860). Polish pianist and composer.
  • 1941 – Kwame Ture (born “Stokeley Carmichael”), was born. Civil rights activist.
  • 1942 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 7th Symphony, premieres
  • 1942 – Tristão da Cunha (José Maria Leitão da Cunha, Fº.) dies in Rio de Janeiro (b. 13 Mar 1878). Brazilian poet and writer (Torre de Marfim 1901)
  • 1943 – Little Eva was born. Singer
  • 1944 – Gary Busey was born. Actor
  • 1945 – Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by Soviet Union
  • 1950 – In football (soccer), United States defeats England 1-0 in the Football World Cup.
  • 1950 – António Francisco da Costa e Silva dies in Rio de Janeiro (b. 1885). Brazilian poet (Sangue -1908).
  • 1951 – Don Rosa was born. American illustrator Donald Duck
  • 1952 – Joe Johnson was born. English snooker player
  • 1956 – Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a London ceremony.
  • 1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  • 1956 – Pedro Santana Lopes was born. Portuguese former prime minister (2004-05).
  • 1956 – Charles Dumas cleared the high jump, which was set at 7’ 1/2″, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Dumas became the first athlete to break the seven-foot barrier.
  • 1957 – Maria Conchita Alonso was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. She raised in Venezuela. After she was crowned Miss Teenager of the World, (1971) and Miss Venezuela, (1975), – 6th in Miss World 1975- she became a popular actress and singer (Roosters, Texas, Predator 2, Vampire’s Kiss, Colors, The Running Man, Extreme Prejudice, Blood Ties, Moscow on the Hudson, One of the Boys).
  • 1958 – Rosa Mota was born. Olympics: 1984 bronze Marathon, 1988 Gold Marathon. Worlds: 1987 Gold Marathon. European: 1982, 1986 & 1990 Gold Marathon. Nascimento da grande atleta portuguesa, Rosa Mota, uma das maiores figuras do desporto português de todos os tempos.
  • 1958 – Brazil finally win their first world championship with a 5-2 victory against hosts Sweden in Stockholm. Vava and Pele score a brace each with Zagallo – who went on to coach Brazil to victory in the 1970 finals – scoring the other / O Brasil conquista o seu primeiro Campeonato do Mundo de futebol ao bater na final a Suécia em Estocolmo por 5-2 ( COPA 1958, na Suécia).
  • 1961 – Se inaugura el Estadio San Martín de Porras, propiedad de Sporting Cristal de Lima, Perú.
  • 1963 – Anne-Sophie Mutter was born. Violinist.
  • 1967 – Jayne Mansfield dies (b. 1933). Actress.
  • 1967 – Primo Carnera dies (b. 1906). Boxer.
  • 1967 – José Leitão de Barros dies (b. 1896). Portuguese film director.
  • 1968 – Theoren Fleury was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1969 – Moise Thsombe dies. Premier of Congo
  • 1969 – Shorty Long dies (b. 1940). American singer.
  • 1970 – Mike Vallely, was born. Professional Skateboarder.
  • 1970 – Premiere of “A party for Boris”. In Hamburg Thomas Bernhard’s first play premiered
  • 1971 – Anthony Hamilton was born. English snooker player
  • 1971 – Kaitlyn Ashley was born. Erotic actress
  • 1971 – Matthew Good was born. Canadian rock musician and activist
  • 1972 – Samantha Smith was born. U.S. social activist, actress. Emigrantes (1928 ).
  • 1974 – Morreu o escritor português Ferreira de Castro (n. 24 Mai 1898). Emigrantes (1928 ). A Selva (1930), Eternidade (1932),Terra Fria (1934), Tempestade (1940).
  • 1974 – Na Argentina, a vice-presidente Maria Estela Martinez de Perón assume a presidência.
  • 1975 – Nascimento, em Passos – MG, de Danton Mello (Danton Figueiredo Melo). Actor brasileiro.
  • 1975 – Independiente se proclama campeón de Copa Libertadores por cuarta vez consecutiva. Lo hace venciendo a Unión Española de Chile, por 2 a 0, en el estadio Defensores del Chaco en Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 1975 – Dionisio Ridruejo dies (b. 12 Out 1912). Spanish poet.
  • 1976 – Sandhya Chib was born. Miss Universe-India (1996).
  • 1976 – Seychelles gains independence from Britain.
  • 1978 – Bob Crane dies murdered (b. 1928). American actor.
  • 1979 – Lowell George dies (b. 1945). Musician.
  • 1981 – Maria Maya was born. Brazilian actress.
  • 1981 – Mohammed Hussein Beheshti dies murdered. Iran ayatollah, politician
  • 1982 – Pierre Balmain dies (b. 1914). French fashion designer.
  • 1986 – In Mexico City Argentina wins the Football World Cup defeating Germany 3-2. This was the second world title for Argentine. Inspired by an outstanding Diego Maradona, the South Americans race into a 2-0 lead by halftime, but Germany claw their way back into the match to draw level 2-2 through Rudi Voeller’s 82nd minute strike. Jorge Burrachaga scores just three minutes later though to give Argentina their second world championship.
  • 1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Le Pont de Trinquetaille brought in $20.6 million at an auction in London, England.
  • 1990 – Irving Wallace dies (b. 1916). American author and screenwriter (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac).
  • 1992 – Mohammed Boudiaf dies assassinated. Algerian president.
  • 1993 – Héctor Lavoe dies (b. 1946). Salsa music singer.
  • 1994 – Saaed Owairan scores one of the best goals in World Cup history. The Saudi Arabian striker gets the ball in his own half in the fifth minute, beats half the Belgian side before slotting home. The Middle East side holds on to a historic 1-0 victory.
  • 1994 – Kurt Eichhorn dies (b. 1908). Conductor.
  • 1994 – Ray Crane dies. Trumpeter
  • 1995 – Lana Turner dies (b. 1921). Actress. (“A successful man is one who make more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man”).
  • 1995 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time.
  • 1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • 1995 – George Foreman loses IBF boxing title, refused to fight Axel Schulz
  • 1999 – Allan Carr dies. American film producer, writer
  • 2000 – Vittorio Gassman dies (b. 1922). Italian actor.
  • 2002 – Hakan Sukur becomes the scorer of the fastest goal at the World Cup finals. The Turkish striker finds the net 11 seconds into the Third Place playoff against South Korea. His side win the match 3-2 and sensationally finish in third place.
  • 2002 – Rosemary Clooney dies (b. 1928). Singer, actress who became one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities of the 1950s, died on in her Beverly Hills mansion.
  • 2002 – Ole-Johan Dahl dies (b. 1931). Computer scientist.
  • 2003 – Katharine Hepburn dies (b. 1907). Actress
  • 2004 – José Durão Barroso é oficialmente indicado para presidir à Comissão Europeia .
  • 2004 – A UN helicopter crashed in Sierra Leone and all 24 aboard were killed.
  • Seychelles – Independence Day
  • 2004 – Yara Lins dies (b. 1930). Brazilian actress.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints). O S. Pedro é uma festa popular também festejada em muitas localidades portuguesas. É famosa a festa de S. Pedro da Afurada, pequena povoação piscatória situada na foz e margem esquerda do rio Douro, em frente à cidade do Porto, Portugal.

Árbitro argentino para o Inglaterra – Portugal

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Horácio Elizondo da Argentina, o árbitro do jogo da estreia deste Campeonato do Mundo, foi o árbitro nomeado para o jogo Inglaterra-Portugal. Nasceu em 4 de Novembro de 1963 e é professor de Educação Física.

Esperemos que o homem não se lembra do João Pinto, que agrediu um compatriota seu no Mundial da Coreia/Japão, e pelo contrário se possa recordar do conflito Argentina-Reino Unido relativo às Malvinas… Quem sabe?


Soneto – Francisco Otaviano Junho 28, 2006

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Morrer … dormir… não mais ! Termina a vida
e com ela terminam nossas dores:
um punhado de terra, algumas flores
e, às vezes uma lágrima fingida!

Sim, minha morte não será sentida;
não deixo amigos e nem tive amores!
Ou, se os tive, mostraram-se traidores,
algozes vis de uma alma consumida.

Tudo é podre no mundo. Que me importa
que amanhã se esboroe ou que desabe,
se a natureza para mim é morta!

É tempo já que o meu exílio acabe…
Vem, pois, ó Morte, ao Nada me transporta!
Morrer… dormir… talvez sonhar… quem sabe?

Francisco Otaviano de Almeida Rosa (n. no Rio de Janeiro a 26 de Jun 1825; m. no Rio de Janeiro a 28 Jun 1889)

in A Circulatura do Quadrado : Alguns dos Mais Belos Sonetos de Poetas cuja Mátria é a Língua Portuguesa, Edições Unicepe, 2004



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