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  • Tigeriban 3:25 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Peterpan kantoi di Facebook 

    SM: Hahahahaha….nanti saya upload aksi2 mereka ok…stay tune 🙂

  • Tigeriban 2:41 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Fulham 2 United 2 

    Despite twice taking the lead, through Paul Scholes’ 150th club goal and a Brede Hangeland own-goal, United were held to a frustrating draw at Craven Cottage.

    A bright start from the Reds was rewarded with a powerful long-range strike from veteran midfielder Scholes, but Fulham manfully rode out the storm, clawed their way back into the game and equalised when Simon Davies converted Damien Duff’s low cross.

    In a breathless finish to the afternoon, Hangeland struck twice from corners in the space of five minutes; first deflecting home Nani’s centre to put United back into the lead, then powerfully heading in a 90th-minute leveller for the hosts. Irritatingly for the Reds, the Norwegian’s pair bookended a crucial penalty miss by Nani.

    As Wayne Rooney was left in Manchester to recover from a virus, Sir Alex Ferguson retained a 4-4-2 formation, and paired Chicharito – making his first league start – with Dimitar Berbatov. The only other change from the side which overcame Newcastle was the introduction of Ji-sung Park, who took the place of Nani on the left wing.

    Even without injured goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in goal, Fulham’s line-up – also 4-4-2 – appeared capable of taking points off United for a third successive year at Craven Cottage.

    The hosts were on the back foot early on as United popped passes around with conviction, but struggled to find a route through the Cottagers’ well-drilled defence. Park’s poke was deflected wide after nine minutes, however, signalling the onset of greater penetration. Moments later, only a fine reaction save from David Stockdale kept out Berbatov’s acrobatic volley, but the stand-in stopper was helpless to prevent United taking the lead from the ensuing corner.

    Antonio Valencia swapped passes with Park and fizzed a low cross into Berbatov. The Bulgarian’s controlled layoff to Scholes was inch-perfect, as the onrushing veteran arced a powerful 25-yard effort through a cluster of bodies and beyond Stockdale. Following on from magnificent play-making displays against Chelsea and Newcastle, Scholes’ landmark – and trademark – goal was yet further evidence of his enduring excellence.

    Fulham’s response was one of defiance, as Simon Davies hooked a volley just over Edwin van der Sar’s crossbar and Jonny Evans had to be alert to cut out Clint Dempsey’s through-ball for Bobby Zamora, but United’s play still carried a menacing edge. Berbatov slipped below the hosts’ radar time and again, dropping deep to collect and spread the ball, while Darren Fletcher governed central midfield with an all-action display. Stockdale was twice called into action by the Bulgarian, tipping away one powerful near-post effort and clutching a stinging 20-yarder into his midriff.

    Still Fulham chipped away at United, however, and it took a breathtaking double save from van der Sar to preserve parity. Dempsey’s fine through-ball found Dickson Etuhu, whose first shot was parried out by the Dutchman, while his second was incredibly clawed over by the grounded stopper.

    Fulham continued to enjoy the greater momentum of the rest of the first half, and drew level shortly after half-time. Damien Duff’s fine wingplay should have provided an equaliser for Aaron Hughes, who could only head off target, but the Republic of Ireland international soon got his reward. Patrice Evra was left in Duff’s wake by a neat piece of trickery on the right flank, and the winger sped towards goal before feeding Zamora. The latter’s tantalising pull back into the middle of the area allowed Davies to slot home.

    The goal was fully merited for Fulham’s spirited, controlled display after a shaky start, and it was no surprise that both teams harboured hopes of victory in the remainder of the second half. It was United who came closest to doing so, as Chicharito fired over from 20 yards and a Berbatov header deflected off Scholes to Stockdale. Nani, Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen all entered the fray, replacing Park, Valencia and Chicharito, and Nani soon went close with a free-kick at the edge of the area.

    Nemanja Vidic headed Giggs’ corner narrowly wide as United cranked up the pressure, but a collective lapse in concentration allowed Zamora to fire wastefully wide when a square ball to Etuhu would have given the midfielder a simple conversion.

    Soon enough a white-clad player was on target, but at the wrong end. As the Reds turned the screw, Nani’s corner landed amid a cluster of bodies, struck Hangeland on the knee and ricocheted between Stockdale and substitute Jonathan Greening on the line.

    If Fulham’s sense of injustice was provoked by the slapstick nature of their concession, it was heightened further when, moments later, Duff was harshly penalised for handball. Handed the chance to wrap up an enthralling game, Nani stepped up but incredibly, Stockdale plunged to his right, palmed the penalty away and kept Fulham’s hopes alive. The importance of that passage of play materialised in the final minute of normal time. The Cottagers equalised for a second time, as Duff’s floated corner was emphatically headed home by Hangeland to cancel out his earlier mistake.

    Fulham’s spirit was worth a share of the spoils, but Sir Alex and his players will share seething frustration at having twice surrendered the lead, and passed up a glorious chance to seal the points.

    SM: Nasib baik tidak kalah…asal seri jak

  • Tigeriban 2:14 am on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Harvard tops university list as China progresses 

    CANBERRA, Aug 18 — Harvard retains the crown as top university for the eighth year in an annual ranking of the world’s universities which is dominated by the United States but shows China’s performance improving.

    The 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published since 2003 by the Centre for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, said the United States dominates the list with eight in the top 10 and 54 in the top 100.

    Joining Harvard in the top 10 were the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; California Institute of Technology; Princeton; Columbia and Chicago. Yale came 11th.

    The best ranked British universities were Cambridge, slipping to fifth place from fourth last year, and Oxford retaining the 10th position. Overall the number of British universities in the top 500 rankings dropped to 38 from 40.

    But the ranking, initially set up to find the global standing of Chinese universities, showed Asian universities were advancing up the list with 106 from the Asia Pacific region making the top 500 and Chinese universities performing better.

    “While the ranking methodology has been kept the same, the number of top 500 Chinese universities reaches 34 in 2010, which is more than double that in 2004 (16),” Shanghai Jiao Tong University said in a statement.

    Chinese universities in the top 200 included National Taiwan University; Peking; Tsinghua and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    The ARWU uses six indicators to rank universities globally including the number of alumni and staff with Nobel prizes, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published and cited in top journals and the per capita performance with respect to size of the institution.

    Ranking more than 1,000 universities every year with 500 published online, the list focuses heavily on achievements in scientific research.

    From the Asia-Pacific region, the top performer was Tokyo University which was again listed in 20th place followed by Kyoto in 24th position. However Japan’s overall performance was weaker with just 25 universities in the top 500, down from 31 last year.

    From Australia, the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was ranked in 59th place and Melbourne moved up to 62nd position from 75 on the back of alumna Elizabeth Blackburn winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

    Universities from Middle East countries also made progress in the 2010 list.

    Saudi Arabia had two in the top 500 — King Saud University and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals of Saudi Arabia — compared to just one last year. — Reuters

    SM: That is my name…hehehehe

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