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Estamos na Champions !!! Com sorte … garra e saber Agosto 29, 2007

Filed under: Benfica,Futebol,Uefa Champions League 2007/2008 — looking4good @ 8:46 pm
Kobenhavn
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Benfica

Primeira parte de sufoco … mas ganhámos!!!

Estado de relvado péssimo. Luisão não recupera. Karagounis adaptado a central com o jovem Miguel Vítor (2º. jogo na primeira equipa). Adversário com grande capacidade física.

Os primeiros minutos dos dinamarqueses foram avassaladores e temeu-se bem pelo futuro do Benfica na prova. Léo tira a bola junto ao poste esquerdo após cabeçada de Hangeland. Livre para o Kobenhavn cabeçada para o poste contrário a bola vai entrar, Cardozo tira de pontapé. Jogada pela esquerda espaço ganho para o remate, Nélson corta o caminho da bola com o corpo. Três oportunidades flagrantes nos primeiros quinze minutos e o Benfica não sai do sufoco … mas saiu: livre para o Benfica ainda longe da baliza por falta sobre Cardozo. Petit ajeita a bola, mas sai uma jogada de laboratório (duvido que resulte mais vezes tal foi a perfeição exigida). Rui Costa levanta para a barreira onde Cardozo de cabeça põe na direita em Nuno Gomes de cabeça pôr na zona frontal da pequena área onde Katsouranis fuzila! O Benfica já cumprira um dos objectivos marcar um golo e assim igualar o que os dinamarqueses fizeram na Luz. Agora estes têm de fazer dois golos.

Choque de cabeças na zona intermediária os jogadores ficam caídos (Petit e um jogador da casa) o árbitro deixa passar e falta quase em cima da área em posição frontal. Livre marcado…contra o poste! Lance de desiquilibrio pela esquerda (este lado esquerdo dos nórdicos é muito bom) Miguel Vítor fica em posição desfavorável há um agarrão Alback cai, o árbitro deixa jogar… O Benfica por Rui Costa e Nuno Gomes (grande jogo fizeram) de vez em quando engendram uma jogada ofensiva Di Maria atira ao lado. Grande capacidade de sacrificio dos encarnados, futebol directo dos homens da casa … vai ser golo, o avançado está à vontade remata de cabeça…tão colocado que vai ao poste da baliza de Quim… Nélson lesiona-se e vai ter de sair. O objectivo o Benfica é já apenas de levar a vantagem para o intervalo o que é conseguido.

Primeiro lance de perigo: Hangeland cabeceia
Léo irá salvar em cima da linha de golo

Na segunda parte entrou Nuno Assis para o lugar de Nélson passando Luis Filipe para a posição de defesa. O Benfica vem mais equilibrado (ou os dinamarqueses com menos gás?) parece que não vamos sofrer tanto. O Benfica consegue algum controlo de bola, mas o campo está em estado péssimo e as fintas de Di Maria (teve pormenores que podem dar esperança de grande futuro…)não podem pegar. As substituições começam a aparecer e o Benfica começa a recuar. A capacidade física de Nuno Gomes, Rui Costa e Cardozo começa a descer… a bola não larga as imediações da área encarnada, mas Petit, Katsouranis, Miguel Vítor … são uns leões. Romeu Ribeiro entra para o meio campo saindo Di Maria. Já falta pouco, sente-se que o Benfica já não vai sofrer dois golos… um será o máximo … remate de cabeça de Hutchinson (excelente jogador) mas por cima da barra.

O Benfica passou à fase de grupos da Liga dos Campeões, à custa de grande espírito de luta, de entrega, de solidariedade, mas de muita sorte (especialmente na primeira parte) e porque os dinamarqueses são altos, têm muito físico, mas … não têm eficácia. Camacho ganha tempo para treinar, recuperar jogadores e construir uma boa equipa porque capacidade de entrega e garra já estes jogadores demonstraram … e já lançou dois jovens da «cantera» (por necessidade é certo) mas com apostas até agora ganhas : Miguel Vítor e Romeu Ribeiro. Amanhã temos três equipas portuguesas no sorteio da fase de grupos da Champions League.

O árbitro deixou jogar ( o que não favorece a equipa menos poderosa fisicamente), e perdoou alguns amarelos (para ambos os lados), mas os jogadores souberam-se respeitar e não houve quesílias.

Parken Stadium, em Copenhaga (Dinamarca)

Árbitro: Eric Braamhaar (Holanda)

FC COPENHAGA – Christiansen; Kvist, Gravgaard, Hangeland e Jensen; Wurtz (Sionko, 58 m), Noregaard, Silberbauer e Hutchinson; Nordstrand (Ailton Almeida, 74 m) e Allback.

BENFICA – Quim; Nélson (Nuno Assis, 46 m), Miguel Vítor, Katsouranis e Léo; Petit; Luís Filipe, Rui Costa e Di María (Romeu Ribeiro, 73 m); Nuno Gomes (Bergessio, 90 m) e Cardozo.

Golo: Katsouranis (17 m)

Cartão amarelo a Hutchinson, Cardozo, Katsouranis e Miguel Vítor.

 

«Seguiriyas» Ciganas – Manuel Machado

Filed under: Manuel Machado,poesia — looking4good @ 7:21 pm

Nunca à tua beira
poderei volver…
Como por umas palavrinhas loucas
se perde um querer!

Desde que partiste,
serrana, e não voltas,
não sei que pesares são estes que tenho,
nem onde me doem.

Rosinha e mosquetas,
e cravos e nardos,
nas suas andanças minha companheira
vai-os derramando.

Negra está a noite
sem lua ou estrelas…
alumiava-me com olhinhos garços
minha companheira…

Que bom o amarguinho
tão doce que têm
os olhos azuis de que tanto gosto…
que tanto me ferem!

Tradução de José Bento

Manuel Machado y Ruiz (n. Seville, 29 Ago 1874; m. Madrid, 19 Jan 1947)

 

«Seguiriytas» Ciganas – Manuel Machado

Filed under: Manuel Machado,poesia — looking4good @ 7:21 pm

Nunca à tua beira
poderei volver…
Como por umas palavrinhas loucas
se perde um querer!

Desde que partiste,
serrana, e não voltas,
não sei que pesares são estes que tenho,
nem onde me doem.

Rosinha e mosquetas,
e cravos e nardos,
nas suas andanças minha companheira
vai-os derramando.

Negra está a noite
sem lua ou estrelas…
alumiava-me com olhinhos garços
minha companheira…

Que bom o amarguinho
tão doce que têm
os olhos azuis de que tanto gosto…
que tanto me ferem!

Tradução de José Bento

Manuel Machado y Ruiz (n. Seville, 29 Ago 1874; m. Madrid, 19 Jan 1947)

 

La "Toná" de la Frágua (Seguiriyas Gitanas) – Manuel Machado

Filed under: Manuel Machado,poesia — looking4good @ 7:20 pm

Mi pena es mu mala,
porque es una pena que yo no quisiera
que se me quitara.

Vino como vienen,
sin saber de dónde,
el agua a los mares, las flores a mayo,
los vientos al bosque.

Vino, y se ha quedado
en mi corazón,
como el amargo en la corteza verde
del verde limón.

Como las raíces
de la enredadera,
se va alimentando la pena en mi pecho
con sangre e mis venas.

Yo no sé por dónde,
ni por dónde no,
se me ha liao esta soguita al cuerpo
sin saberlo yo.

Pensamiento mío,
¿adónde te vas?
No vayas a casa de quien tú solías,
que no pués entrar.

A pasar fatigas
estoy ya tan hecho
que las alegrías se me vuelven penas
dentro de mi pecho.

Mare de mi alma,
la vía yo diera
por pasar esta noche de luna
con mi compañera.

A la vera tuya
no puedo volver…
¡Cómo por unas palabritas locas
se pierde un querer!

Yo voy como un ciego
por esos caminos.
Siempre pensando en la penita negra
que llevo conmigo.

Ya se han acabado
los tiempos alegres.
Las florecitas que hay en tu ventana
para mí no huelen.

Desde que te fuiste,
serrana, y no vuelves,
no sé qué dolores son estos que tengo,
ni dónde me duelen.

Esta cadenita,
mare, que yo llevo,
con los añitos que pasan, que pasan,
va criando hierro.

Los bienes son males,
los males son bienes…
Las mis alegrías, ¡cómo se me han vuelto
fatigas de muerte!

Toíta la tierra
la andaré cien veces,
y volveré a andarla pasito a pasito,
hasta que la encuentre.

Se quebró el jarrito
pintao del querer.
¡Cómo plateros ni artistas joyeros
lo puen componer!

La prueba del frío,
la prueba del fuego…
¡Cómo ha salido mi corasonsiyo
del mejor acero!

Yo corté una rosa
llenita de espinas…
Como las rosas espinitas tienen,
son las más bonitas.

El cristal se rompe
del calor al frío,
como se ha roto de alegría y pena
mi corasonsiyo.

Yo sentí el crujío
del cristalito fino que se rompe
del calor al frío.

Maresita’r Carmen,
guiarme los pasos,
pa que me aparte de la mala senda
que vengo pisando.

Las que se publican
no son grandes penas.
Las que se callan y se llevan dentro
son las verdaderas.

Rosita y mosquetas,
claveles y nardos,
en sus andares la mi compañera
los va derramando.

Negra está la noche,
sin luna ni estrellas…
A mí me alumbraban los ojitos garzos
de mi compañera.

La persona tuya
es lo que yo quiero.
Tenerte en mis brazos, mirarme en tus ojos
y comerte a besos.

En los caracoles,
mare, de tu pelo,
se me ha enredado el alma, y la vida,
y el entendimiento.

Horas de alegría
son las que se van…
Que las de pena se quedan y duran
una eternidad.

Cuéntame tus penas,
te diré las mías…
Verás cómo al rato de que estemos juntos
todas se te olvidan.

Estando contigo,
que vengan fatigas…
Puñalaítas me dieran de muerte,
no las sentiría.

La quiero, la quiero,
¿qué le voy a hacer?…
Para apartarla de mi pensamiento
no tengo poder.

¡Vaya un amaguito
tan dulce que tienen
los ojos azules que tanto me gustan…,
que tanto me ofenden!

Sin verte de día,
serrana, no vivo…
Y luego, a la noche, me quitas el sueño,
o sueño contigo.

Compañera mía,
tan grande es mi pena
que el sol, cuando sale, con tanta alegría
no me la consuela.

¡Mírame, gitana,
mírame, por Dios!
Con la limosna de tus ojos negros
me alimento yo.

Manuel Machado y Ruiz (n. Seville, 29 Ago 1874; m. Madrid, 19 Jan 1947)

 

Perpetual Arab Crisis تأزم عربي متوالد

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 6:50 pm

Graphic © Ibn Bint Jbeil 2006
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#1: Makes me Wonder

Filed under: Photos — looking4good @ 5:29 pm

Krys
United States
 

Whach is Whit?

Filed under: Political — looking4good @ 2:58 pm

When you vote, are you voting your mind?
When you vote, are all options given to you?
When you vote, what do you get?
When you vote, what do they get?
When you vote, who wins?


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BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 11:36 am

Though it’s impossible to legislate high self-esteem, our own self-esteem has huge implications for our life paths. Our history of self-esteem begins as children, and follows us throughout our lives; it affects all our decisions – and, like a garden, needs constant tending.
One example of self-esteem can be seen in setting out upon our careers. For a person to make a non-traditional career choice, for example, a woman becoming a commercial pilot, or to go against family desires, requires someone to have a belief in their ability to make appropriate decisions, even though significant others in their life disagree with them.
Almost everyone can identify when they’re on top of the world, enjoying the benefits of high self-esteem. However, experts have theorised that high self-esteem can also act as a cushion for those times when life lets us down. Rejections, disappointments and failure are a part of daily life.
Life isn’t always fair; and even our best efforts aren’t always successful. But high esteem can assist a person in ‘weathering the storm’ and help us get through life’s downturns.

Best Regards,

Samrina

 

Sri Lanka : The National Question and the Tamil Liberation Struggle

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by Satchi Ponnambalam – published jointly by
the Tamil Information Centre and Zed Books Ltd, London – 1983
Copyright Satchi Ponnambalam, 1983

Introduction

Sri Lanka is the name of the island earlier known as Ceylon. The new name was bestowed by the Republican constitution on 22 May 1972. “Ceylon” is the name by which the island came to be known to the outside world after Portuguese mercantile penetration in the early l 6th Century.

To the Tamils and the Sinhalese, the indigenous people, the country had various appellations. Its earliest name, among the aboriginal Tamils, was Tamaraparani, the name of a river in Tamil Nadu, south India. The island is referred to by this Tamil name in Emperor Asoka’s 3rd Century BC Rock Edict in Girnar, western India. Tamaraparani became Taprobane to the Greek travellers at the time of Alexander the Great. The early Indian Sanskrit works refer to the island as Lanka, its name in the Sanskrit language. The name Tamaraparani fell into disuse by the 1st Century AD and a new Tamil name, Ilankai, came into use. The island is referred to by that name in the Tamil classical Sangam literature (lst-4th Century AD). And so it continued until the 1970s, when Tamil consciousness led to the naming of the north and east of Sri Lanka, the traditional Tamil homelands from time immemorial, as Eelam.

There has been no name for the island in the Sinhala language, then or now. The present name Sri Lanka is its Sanskrit name, meaning “the resplendent island”. The closest Sinhala name is Sihala, used just once in the Dipavamsa and twice in the Mahavamsa. Generally, Lanka has been the Sinhala name used. Sri Lanka has been variously described by the early travellers. “Ceylon is undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world,” said Marco Polo. Others have enchantingly described it as “the pearl of the Orient”, ‘the pendant on the chain of India”, “this other Eden, this demiparadise”, “the land without sorrow”.

Sri Lanka is situated at the southern extremity of the Indian subcontinent, separated from it at its narrowest point by only 22 miles of sea called the Palk Strait. It lies between six and 10 degrees north of the Equator, and on the longitude of 79 to 81 degrees east. Sri Lanka is a medium sized island charmingly and strategically situated in the Indian Ocean. It became a trading post in the age of early European maritime adventure and a strategic naval base in the age of imperialism.

The island has an area of 25,332 square miles (16.2 million acres)— almost the size of Ireland or Tasmania. It has mountainous terrain in the central part, with an average elevation of 3,700 feet, surrounded by an upland area ranging between 1,000 to 3,000 feet. The rest of the country comprises a coastal plain, broad in the north and narrowing in the east, west and south. There is an abundance of rivers, all starting in the central hills and flowing outwards to the Indian Ocean. More than three quarters of the land area is arable, and the climate is admirably suited for most tropical crops .

Sri Lanka is a country of heterogeneous culture, with two separate and distinct ethno linguistic nations (Sinhalese and Tamils), five communities (the Tamils of Indian origin, Sri Lankan Muslims, Indian Muslims, Burghers, and Malays) and four great religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam). According to the last population census, at the end of 1971, Sri Lanka had a population of 12.7 million, and it is now estimated to be about 15.5 million.

For reasons of history, the Sinhalese live in the west, south and centre, and the Tamils in the north and east. Until the administrative unification of the country by the British in 1833, this pattern of distribution was one of mutual exclusiveness. This was a result of differences in language, religion and culture and of political organisation in the past under separate Sinhalese and Tamil kingdoms. The areas the Sinhalese and the Tamils occupied were their traditional and exclusive homelands, to which they owed their first loyalty.

The Tamils were the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, and, in this writer’s contention, the Sinhalese came with the introduction of Buddhism in the 3rd Century BC. The Muslims arrived to trade from Arabia or India, or even from Arabia via India, around the 10th Century; the Tamils of Indian origin after the opening of plantations by the British in the 1840s; the Malays from Malaya as mercenaries of the Dutch in the 18th Century; and the Burghers are the relic of the Portuguese and Dutch conquest, in the 16th and 18th Century respectively.

According to the 1971 census, there were 9,146,679 Sinhalese, constituting 71.9% of the population. The Sinhalese are divided into the low country Sinhalese and the up country, or Kandyan, Sinhalese. The former comprise 42.8% and the latter 29.1% of the population. The Tamils numbered 2,611,935, or 20.5% of the population. The Tamils are divided into the Sri Lankan Tamils and the Tamils of Indian origin. The former comprise 11.1 % and the latter 9.4% of the population. The Muslims are divided into the Sri Lankan Muslims (6.5%) and the Indian Muslims (0.2%). The Muslims are Tamil speaking. Hence 27.2% of Sri Lanka’s people are Tamil speaking. The Malays constitute 0.3% and the Burghers a similar figure.

Buddhism is the ancestral religion of the Sinhalese and is professed by 67% of the people, all Sinhalese. Hinduism is the ancestral religion of the Tamils and is professed by 17.6%, all Tamils. Christianity is professed by Sinhalese, Tamils and Burghers and is the religion of 7.7%; and Islam, professed by Muslims, is the religion of 7.1% of the population.

As stated earlier, the Sinhalese and Tamils are separate and distinct nations. Because of their particular historical past, and because of national ethnic differences and the occupation of separate homelands, each possesses separate and distinct national consciousness and owes its loyalty first to its own homeland. and then to Sri Lanka

to read more in pdf

 

Freedom of speech, expression, religion, etc?

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 5:12 am

While the “West” likes to argue it gives its citizens freedom of speech, expression, religion, etc, in actual fact it does not. Along with the various hijab bans throughout Europe, religious symbols are banned in the Irish police force and the Khalil Gibran International Academy, New York has been wrongly labelled a “potential radical Islam training ground”.

Even if the “West” believes that telling religious people what to do is in itself a “freedom”, they must acknowledge that “freedom of speech” is not without limits as “the exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law”. To practice and protect religion is not unlawful, whereas to offend religious members out of bigotry and hate is.

Therefore, news stations must not be criticised for pulling cartoons which offends Muslims, political figures such as Abdullah Gul should not be publically feared because of their religion, and Muslims should not be encouraged to kick the name of Allah.

Both the law-abiding and the transgressors must remember that democracy is not a perfect system and that a “a modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.” – Mailer

Final thought: The sooner we all learn to show understanding, respect and fairness to each other, the sooner we’ll all be able to live in peace.

Jamal, London