Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, one of the most popular football clubs in the world, based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65. Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. The club is one of the most successful in the history of English football and has won 22 major honours since Alex Ferguson became manager in November 1986. In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup, beating Benfica 4–1. They won a second European Cup as part of a Treble in 1999, before winning their third in 2008. The club holds the joint record for the most English league titles with 18 and also holds the record for the most FA Cup wins with 11.Since the late 1990s, the club has been one of the richest in the world with the highest revenue of any football club.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Online casinos, also known as virtual casinos or internet casinos, are online versions of traditional ("brick and mortar") casinos. Online casinos enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games through the Internet.Online casinos generally offer odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos claim higher payback percentages for slot machine games, and some publish payout percentage audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an appropriately programmed random number generator, table games like blackjack have an established house edge. The payout percentage for these games are established by the rules of the game. Reliability and trust issues are commonplace and often questioned. Many online casinos lease or purchase their software from well-known companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Playtech, and CryptoLogic Inc in an attempt to "piggyback" their reputation on the software manufacturer's credibility. These software companies either use or claim to use random number generators to ensure that the numbers, cards or dice appear randomly. Download-based online casinos require the download of the software client in order to play and wager on the casino games offered. The online casino software connects to the casino service provider and handles contact without browser support. Download-based online casinos generally run faster than web-based online casinos since the graphics and sound programs are located within the software client, rather than having to be loaded from the Internet.
Friday, September 18, 2009
A ball-game resembling rugby football was a game played by ancient Greeks called episkuros (Greek: επίσκυρος). In Wales such a sport is called cnapan or "criapan," and has medieval roots. The old Irish predecessor of rugby may be caid. The Cornish called it "hurling to goals" which dates back to the bronze age, the West country called it "hurling over country" (neither should to be confused with Gaelic hurling in which the ball is hit with a stick called a hurley or hurl, not carried), East Anglians "Campball", the French "La Soule" or "Chole" (a rough-and-tumble cross-country game). English villages were certainly playing games of 'fute ball' during the 1100s. English boarding schools would certainly have developed their own variants of this game as soon as they were established - the Eton Wall Game being one example.The game of football which was played at Rugby School between 1750 and 1859 permitted handling of the ball, but no-one was allowed to run with it in their hands towards the opposition's goal. There was no fixed limit to the number of players per side and sometimes there were hundreds taking part in a kind of enormous rolling maul. The innovation of running with the ball was introduced some time between 1859 and 1865. William Webb Ellis has been credited with breaking the local rules by running forwards with the ball in a game in 1823. Shortly after this the Victorian mind turned to establishing written rules for the sports which had earlier just involved local agreements, and boys from Rugby School produced the first written rules for their version of the sport in 1870.
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan and as just Milan in Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin, Alfred Edwards, and four other Englishmen and has since spent most of its history in the top flight of Italian football (only two years in Serie B in the eighties).The club have won 18 officially recognized international titles, tied with Boca Juniors as having the most in the world. Milan have won four world titles, more than any other club in the world; they have won the Intercontinental Cup 3 times and the FIFA Club World Cup once. AC Milan have also won what is today known as the UEFA Champions League on seven occasions; only Real Madrid have won it more times. As for Italian Series A titles, Milan are tied with Internazionale for being the second most successful club with 17 league titles; only Juventus have won more (27) .Other important titles won by Milan include the European Super Cup a record five times, and the Cup Winners' Cup twice; however, they have never reached the UEFA Cup final (only two semi-finals in 1972 and 2002).
Friday, September 11, 2009
1st of its kind. It introduced the concept of franchises and teams with international cricketers in the soccer format. There were 8 clubs. All the 8 clubs contained foreign cricketers. The Eight clubs were
1. Chennai Super Kings owned by India Cements
2. Rajasthan Royals owned by Emerging Media
3. Kings XI Punjab owned by Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta
4. Delhi Daredevils owned by GMR Holdings
5. Kolkata Knight Riders owned by Shah Rukh Khan
6. Mumbai Indians owned by Mukesh Ambani
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore owned by Vijay Mallya
8. Deccan Chargers owned by Deccan Chronicle
Some of the star players were
M.S.Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)
Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)
Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Virender Sehwag (Delhi Daredevils)
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Andrew Symonds (Deccan Chargers)
Herschelle Gibbs (Deccan Chargers)
Shahid Afridi (Deccan Chargers)
Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)
Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai Indians)
These star players were the highest auctioned players in IPL. These players were bought through bidding by the franchises according to their requirements. M.S.Dhoni was the highest bid player for $1.5m. Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh were named as icon players meaning that they cannot play for teams other than their home team. They also earn 15% extra of the salary of the highest paid player in their respective team.
In the start Justin Bartha is about to get married, so his friends (Ed Helms), a dentist proposing to his girlfriend of three years, Bradley Cooper, a schoolteacher who is bored of the married life, and Doug's futur brother-in-law Zach Galifianakis who is smart takes him to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Bartha's girlfriend is controlling, results in forcing Stu to lie to her about their destination.The guys get a suite at their hotel and then sneak on to the roof of the hotel where they toast to the night ahead. Skipping forward to the next morning, the three groomsmen awake with all of their memory lost from the previous night happenings. They found Doug missing, Stu lost a tooth, tiger in bathroom, a baby in the closet. This is how the film starts and initial reels were very funny. They then find the happenings using the changes they feel. Mike dyson’s part was really great. The climax would be where phil is and how he got there and whether he gets married and whether they reach the ceremony. This film is one the hilarious and good going which I have seen, could be one of the must watch movie. I would rate 8 out of 10.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Backlinks (or back-links [UK]) are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are likely to be more important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page.In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node (Björneborn and Ingwersen, 2004). Backlinks are also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links. Search engines often use the number of backlinks that a website has as one of the most important factors for determining that website's search engine ranking. Websites often employ various techniques (called search engine optimization, usually shortened to SEO) to increase the number of backlinks pointing to their website. Some methods are free for use by everyone whereas some methods like linkbaiting requires quite a bit of planning and marketing to work. Some websites stumble upon "linkbaiting" naturally; the sites that are the first with a tidbit of 'breaking news' about a celebrity are good examples of that. When "linkbait" happens, many websites will link to the 'baiting' website because there is information there that is of extreme interest to a large number of people.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
He was a part of Mumbai Indians team and was one the young gun who fired in IPL 2008. He played well in important moments of the match and handled the pressure situations very well. He bowled and batted well and his performance was improving with every match.
He played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2008. He came into spotlight when played well and contributed to team’s success against Kings XI Punjab. He excelled in batting, bowling and fielding and soon became a promising prospect for Team India. He eventually got into Indian squad for the series against Srilanka.
He was 18 years old when he played IPL 2008. He represented Kolkata Knight Riders and became their leading spinner. He has a good handball. He picked up wickets regularly and he bowled really well in the death. His very impressive performance got him a place in the National Squad.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Cricket was originally invented by England in the 16th century. It is a team game. Two teams play against each other. Each team consists of eleven players. Believe it or not, the first ever cricket match was played between Canada and America. But the first official test match was played between Australia and England in Melbourne. Originally test matches were played continuously over many days till a result is achieved. But soon it became boring to watch a cricket match over a long period of time. So it was cut down to five days.
After many successful years of test match cricket, a new revolution of limited overs cricket came into existence. England was the pioneer in inventing new formats of the game and the first limited overs match was played in 1963 in English county. The first international limited overs match was played in 1971. Soon, one day cricket got support from many countries and the first world cup was played in 1975 in England. Many innovations took place in one day format and this format became more and more popular. Some of the significant rules were the mandatory fielding restrictions for the first 15 overs and the introduction of colored jerseys to the teams.