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  • Tigeriban 7:04 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Good Start Man Utd 

    LONDON: Manchester United dominated a stuttering Chelsea to claim a deserved 3-1 victory over last season’s Premier League and FA Cup Double winners in a lively Community Shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley on Sunday.Goals from Antonio Valencia after 41 minutes and Javier Hernandez’s first for his new club after 76 minutes gave United control in the third Shield match between English football’s current “big two” in the last four seasons.

    Dimitar Berbatov, on as a late substitute, lobbed in United’s third in stoppage time after a clever ball from Nani which summed up United’s slicker passing and movement with the start of the new Premier League campaign six days away.

    Salomon Kalou had pulled one back for Chelsea six minutes from time when Edwin van der Sar, outstanding after a shaky start, could only parry a shot from Daniel Sturridge during a late rally by the champions who have now lost five of their seven pre-season games.

    The Community Shield is rarely a pointer to the battles to come over the next nine months but is always a game the competing managers want to win and Sunday’s victory gave United manager Alex Ferguson the 45th trophy of his managerial career — the 35th he has brought to United at the start of his 25th season as their manager.

    The other winners on the day were the Wembley groundstaff who appear to have solved the pitch problems that have dogged the stadium since it re-opened in 2007.

    Unusually neither team fielded any new signings at kick-off, with Chelsea’s main summer import Yossi Benayoun and United’s Mexican striker Hernandez both on the bench.

    While the players were all totally familiar to the fans, some were less popular than others and four of the England squad who flopped at the World Cup – Chelsea’s John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard and United’s Wayne Rooney — were jeered and booed by opposing fans in the early stages.

    The booing subsided after a while — apart from those directed at the always unpopular Cole — because United’s fans began to have something to cheer about as Paul Scholes dominated in midfield and, along with Ji-Sung Park, helped United take control.

    Scholes should have done better with a skied shot after nine minutes and Rooney went close before setting up their opener after a superb pass from Scholes four minutes before the break.

    Valencia took the chance excellently but there was little joy for Michael Owen, back at Wembley for the first time since he seriously injured his hamstring there in the League Cup final in February.

    Ferguson replaced Owen and Rooney at halftime as promised, with United fans getting their first glimpse of Hernandez, the 22-year-old Mexican striker tipped as a United star of the future.

    He did not disappoint either, doubling the score with a bizarre finish as he met a low cross and sent it into the net via his foot and face.

    Chelsea rallied in the closing stages after Sturridge and Didier Drogba came on but the champions, who beat United on penalties to lift the Community Shield last season, failed to impress.

    Coach Carlo Ancelotti will want to see them sharpen up next week before they began the defence of their title against West Bromwich Albion. — Reuters

    Extract from Borneo Post 10.08.2010

    SM-Well done Man Utd!!! Good Job… I know you can beat Chelsea and gain first trophy in EPL. Bravo…Sorry Chelsea fan :p

  • Tigeriban 6:28 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Today In Sarawak History 10 August 

    1. 10/08/1880 Para rubber referred to in the “Gazette”.
    2. 10/08/1993 Opening of Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCO) RM 20.9 million sub-station in Sibu.
    3. 10/08/1996 Launching of UNIMAS Research Park at Kota Samarahan
    4. 10/08/1996 Launching of the RM 20 million Sarawak Palm Oil Mill at Serian.
    5. 10/08/1998 Earth breaking ceremony for the Kanowit Ulu Majan Road in Kanowit.
    6. 10/08/1999 Launching of the Second Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASN2) in Kota Samarahan.
    7. 10/08/2001 Opening of the RM 3.68 million Long Akah airstrip in Ulu Baram.
  • Tigeriban 4:45 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Selamat Berpuasa 

    Kepada teman-teman sekalian, saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Berpuasa kepada yang bergama Islam. Beramallah di bulan yg baik ini dan hindar segala perkara yg salah. Walaupun saya bukan beragama Islam, saya tetap gembira di bulan Ramadan ini sebab banyak gerai-gerai akan di buka dan pelbagai jenis sajian akan di jual. Bukan apa, saya suka makan ini…hahahaha..Peace

  • Tigeriban 1:43 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Common greeting would soon be introduced to all Dayaks in Borneo 

    Extract from Borneo Post 10.08.2010

    RITUAL: Malang (standing left) performing the ‘miring’ to start the ceremony as (from left, seated) Atan, Langgu, Kitingan, Mengga, John Bryan and Dusit (foreground) look on.

    RITUAL: Malang (standing left) performing the ‘miring’ to start the ceremony as (from left, seated) Atan, Langgu, Kitingan, Mengga, John Bryan and Dusit (foreground) look on.

    KUCHING:  When a Dayak greets you with ‘Adil Ka’Talino, Bacuramin Ka’Saruga, Basengat Ka’Jubata’, the response should be ‘Harus! Harus! Harus!’.

    The popular Dayak greeting, used in Kalimantan would soon be introduced to all Dayaks in Borneo and the launch of the Borneo Dayak Forum on Sunday night was a fitting occasion for the greeting’s introduction.

    Kalimantan Barat ‘Majlis Adat Dayak Negeri’ (MADN) chief Atan Palil when speaking at the launching dinner, introduced the local greeting, which means ‘Love and respect one another; Be honest and believe in the Heavens and the Almighty. When said, it should be responded with ‘harus’ (a must) three times.

    Atan hoped that the greeting would be adopted by all Dayaks in the future in the quest to get all Borneon natives unite under one Dayak banner.

    The launching, held at Penview Hotel also saw the introduction of BDF official song ‘Mars Borneo Dayak Forum’ written by Indonesian composer Dr Aloysius Mering. He also wrote a patriotic song ‘Gemakanlah’ which was also performed during the night by a choir group comprising Kalimantan beauties from the MADN and ‘Dewan Adat Dayak’ (DAD) Kalimantan Barat.

    BDF president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, DAD chairman Drs Thadeus Yus and Atan all gave a speech each, mostly highlighting the objectives and vision of BDF. All hoped that unity, understanding and solidarity could be strengthened among all Dayak natives in Borneo for the development of its people in economics, culture and education.

    Thadeus stated that Kalimantan Barat was very much committed to the vision of strengthening the Dayak community for the benefit of all its people.

    Jeffrey, in addition, said that after one year of numerous visitations and discussions between Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Pontianak, he was relieved that the forum finally materialised.

    “It is a historic night for all Dayaks. We have a great vision and tonight is just a start. We still have a long way to go but when everybody joins in the bandwagon, we can achieve the impossible,” he continued.

    Earlier at the ceremony, Sgt Major (R) Robert Malang was invited on stage to perform the opening gathering with the compulsory Dayak custom – ‘miring’ (offering).

    He later on did the ‘mengap’ where he pounded his sacred ‘tongkat’ on the floor as he chanted to the Gods. All prominent figures in the BDF and organisation leaders associated with BDF were invited to the stage.

    The official soft-launching was marked by the beating of the gong seven times by its president. The seven beatings marked the number seven which is a sacred number for the Dayaks.

    Among its relevance was purification in respect of human and spiritual needs for forgiveness followed by resolutions to make themselves worthy of the gift of God. Restoration is necessary to ensure health while reunion is realised in respect of human needs to be integrated in body, mind and spirit within the concept of the seven-in-one divinity of humanity.

    Also present at the launch were Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) president Mengga Mikui, BDF advisor and former Saratok MP Dato Sri Edmund Langgu, former Sri Aman MP Jimmy Donald and SDNU publicity officer Dr Dusit Jaul. Organising chairman was SDNU deputy president Dr John Bryan Anthony.

    SM: Harus!! Harus!! Harus!!!!

  • Tigeriban 1:00 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    “Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

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