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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Beware of paper cups

Beware of paper cups

Varun*, an IT professional working in Technopark, was finding himself with an upset stomach every night. While normal medical checks revealed nothing wrong in him, deeper probes revealed the reason – his stomach was collecting significant amounts of wax. And doctors identified the villian – the ordinary paper cups he used for drinking his tea at his office pantry.

Disposable paper cups have become quite popular in office pantries due to the convenience it offers. What many overlook is the fact that these paper cups are coated with a tiny layer of wax, which is essential to prevent water from seeping into the paper. When very hot liquids are pour over this cup, the wax may disintegrate and a little may come off, which will promptly be sent along with the drink into our stomachs! While our body can discard minor amounts, over the long-term, it does become a problem.

So what can be done about it? You can try to bring your own glass cups. Glass is one of the least reactive materials in the world (remember acids are stored in glass vessels, blood samples are collected in glass plates – these are for a good reason). But glass does have the problem of breaking easily, so it requires good care. Ceramic cups are probably the best bet. Of course, you can also use your ordinary stainless steel glass, but never use plastic ones – its dangers are even worse than wax!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gunners news : Man Utd. 1 vs 0 Arsenal

Ji-Sung Park was the hero of the night as Manchester United returned to the summit of the Premier League with a victory over Arsenal in what was an extremely even game at Old Trafford.

Park's sixth goal of the campaign was enough to send the Gunners back down the M6 empty handed and gave United momentum going into their next game against Chelsea.

Both teams set out to attack and chances were surprisingly in short supply. The game was very evenly distributed in the first half. United’s first clear chance came from Nani whose shot from a rebound flashed across the face of Wojciech Szczesny’s goal. It was as close to a goal as the game had seen.

United then took the lead in the 41st minute. Wayne Rooney had time and space to run with the ball. The England man then spread the play wide to Nani who continued the move. His run was enough to beat Gael Clichy and his cross found the head of Ji-Sung Park whose flicked back header looped over everyone, including Szczesny and into the Arsenal net.

It was perhaps a little tough on Arsenal as in a half which offered very little in way of goalmouth action, to concede in such a fashion would have left a bad taste in the mouth of Gunners everywhere. However United, probably just deserved to be in the lead after 45 minutes.

The second half continued in much the same staccato rhythm as the first with both sides showing the intent but lacking the instinct required to pierce the other. One of the few opportunities came to Anderson after bullish work from Rooney resulted in a through ball which the Brazilian stabbed at Szczesny, but the young Pole dropped to the ground to deflect the ball away with his feet.

Only a few moments later, a cross-cum-shot from Samir Nasri was deflected in the path of Marouane Chamakh but the diving Nemanja Vidic saved United’s lead.

Trailing in the game, Wenger’s hand was forced into changing his formation in the hunt for the equalising goal. Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky were replaced with Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas respectively. It was clear the Frenchman was prepared to gamble in the pursuit of a goal.

The game was still evenly balanced when dogged wing play from Nani resulted in a penalty being awarded to United. Clichy, whilst jockeying Nani, slipped and the ball rolled against his arm. Referee Howard Webb took advice from his assistant and pointed to the spot.

Wayne Rooney stepped in and with an unusual run-up, smashed the ball over the bar. The ball landed somewhere in the Stretford End and the fans were shocked as their talisman failed to expand the lead.

With this penalty miss it would have been expected for Arsenal to rally but this offensive was not forthcoming and as the Chilean miners, who were guests at the game made their way into the Manchester night the result was less and less in doubt as United held on comfortably for all three points.

Monday, December 13, 2010

How to Make 6 Pack Abs | Get six pack abs from Cardio Exercise

As you embark on your effort to sculpt your six-pack, you a need to factor in effective weight loss and super body-toning through a high-intensity cardio workout. Other important parts of your regimen are diet modifications, different high-intensity workouts and ab exercises.
Follow these simple instruction regularly to have six pack abs.

* Get yourself checked for high blood pressure, heart troubles etc before starting any high-intensity workout, especially those that challenge your heart.

* Start with a low-intensity, short workout.

* Initially start with just a few minutes of a few cardio exercises: power walking, spot jogging. Then increase at a slow but steady pace (around 10 per cent every week) to work up to 15 to 20 minutes over a few weeks, increasing the length of the routine and the variety of exercises.

* Do a combination of four to five exercises. This takes the pressure off the knees and keeps your interest level high.

* Work with a trainer to ensure the workouts are regularly modified to challenge your muscles and to remove boredom.

* Even in simple exercises, learn to introduce variety. For instance, when spot jogging or jumping, learn to jump sideways to make it more challenging. You can also twist-jump later to intensify the challenge.

* Always do some power stretches before you start and cool down after a workout.

* Workout at least four times a week if you intend to get a six-pack.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gunner news : Arsenal 3-1 Partizan

Supersub Walcott Eases Nerves Before Nasri Clinches Place In Last 16

Despite being the vastly superior side on paper, the Gunners were, for long periods, not their fluid best against the Serbians who had brought over a team bent on stifling the home team.

Predictably, Arsene Wenger’s men started the more composed, controlling most of the play and looking – where it was evident – the more likely to grab a lead. That said, the English side were not playing with the urgency their fans or their group position suggested.

In the other game in Group H, Braga could hijack second place if they won at table toppers Shakhtar Donetsk. While Arsenal were failing to take the lead, their situation was precarious.

After a prolonged period of possession the Gunners provided the first piece of dazzling football. Samir Nasri, who was looking spritely, showed a slick piece of skill to turn away from his marker.

After passing to Bacary Sagna, he made a darting run into the box as the Frenchman returned the compliment. His weighted ball to Robin van Persie was precise, but the Dutchman could only steer wide from a near-impossible angle.

Although Partizan were not looking like a dynamic attacking force, playing as they were with a lone striker, they started to look more comfortable and were having their own share of possession.

As a drab half meandered into its final third, Arsenal warmed their shivering fans with the opening goal. It was testament to the stuttering game that defensive errors were the cause.

Partizan failed on two occasions to clear the ball before it bounced through to Van Persie in the box, he took it away from the goal and made the most of a poor lunge by Marko Jovanovic. Contact was slight and Van Persie was dramatic, but there were few complaints when the referee pointed to the spot.

Having won the spot-kick, Van Persie dispatched it, with aplomb, to the goalkeeper’s left.

The rest of the half was uneventful with Emmanuel Eboue – who had come on for the injured Kieran Gibbs – providing a sparkle. The Ivorian made a jinking run down the left before delivering a delicious cross with the outside of his right foot, but it was cleared away.

The second half began with a little more verve. Great work by Arshavin found Denilson on the left. His low cross broke off a defender’s boot to Nasri, but the Frenchman flashed high over the bar from 12 yards.

Home fans were starting to get tetchy and this moved into fear when Partizan equalised. A ball into Moreira was touched delightfully to Cleo on the edge of the box. His shot was destined to be saved but took a horrible deflection off Sebastien Squillaci. This bamboozled Lukasz Fabianski in the Arsenal goal, and the Pole could do nothing as the ball looped over him into the back of the net. Home fans were silenced.

Suddenly, Partizan were playing like a team uncaring. Gunners’ supporters were now roaring their team on in desperation and Arsenal were enjoying all the possession.

Wave after wave of Arsenal attacks were bearing down on Partizan's goal, and after Van Persie had stung the hands of goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic, it was no surprise they re-took the lead.

A brilliant ball in from Sagna was headed out by Jovanovic. Unfortunately for the man who conceded the penalty, his night got worst as his clearance fell straight to Theo Walcott. The England winger, on as a substitute instinctively hit a dipping shot, which beat Stojkovic's despairing dive into the corner.

With the situation looking more relaxed, the Gunners put the result beyond doubt with their slickest play of the evening. Intricate one-touch passing between Nicklas Bendtner and Alex Song was surpassed by a beautiful slalom run by the Cameroonian. He touched the ball to Nasri, who, not to be outdone, turned gracefully on the penalty spot before steering his shot wide of the keeper's desperate dive, into the back of the net.

The tension had dissipated dramatically following the two-goal cushion, but Arsenal's night was soured by the late dismissal of Sagna. As Aleksandar Lazevski bore down on goal the Frenchman clipped his heels, just outside the box.

Despite having defenders back, the referee deemed it as a foul preventing a goalscoring opportunity and gave Sagna his marching orders. It was a bitter end to Arsenal's second half performance and Arsene Wenger was ugly with anger. From the resulting free-kick, Fabianski saved well from Mladen Krstajic.

It proved to be the last moment of real action at the Emirates, and Sagna's indiscretion aside, Arsenal can look back on the game with pride at their resilience and determination.

Your Reading Skills

This was developed as an age test by an R&D department at Harvard University .

Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake.

The average person over 40 years of age can't do it!

1. This is this cat
2. This is is cat
3. This is how cat
4. This is to cat
5. This is keep cat
6. This is an cat
7. This is old cat
8. This is fart cat
9. This is busy cat
10. This is for cat
11. This is forty cat
12. This is seconds cat

Now go back and read aloud the third word in each line from the top down and I betcha you can't resist passing this along.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gunners News: Arsenal 2-1 Fulham

Sensational Samir Nasri Bags A Brace As Gunners Advance In Premier League Title Race

Arsenal managed to put two past Fuham despite some fragile defending to move ahead in their quest to win the Premier League.

Samir Nasri opened the scoring with a superbly crafted goal, but a collision of heads in the Gunners' back line saw Diomansy Kamara restore equilibrium in the tie. But the French international eclipsed his earlier effort with an even better goal to ensure that his side took three points on the day.

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made nine changes to the side that beat Wigan Athletic in a midweek game in the League Cup. And of the changes he made, Samir Nasri and Sebastien Squillaci returned to action as they made a a recovery from slight knee injuries.

Lukasz Fabianski was the No 1 for this game, as Manuel Almunia sustained a fresh elbow injury in training that kept him out of this encounter. And in the absence of Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky led the team as the Gunners looked to push further up the table.

The visitors' boss Mark Hughes had Andy Johnson back after the striker returned from a hamstring injury that had kept him out of the draw with Birmingham City last week. But the forward had to settle for a spot on the bench. And in the meantime, full-back Carlos Salcido was unable to feature owing to a recurrence of a hamstring problem.

And so began the London derby with two teams closing in on two diametrically opposite ends of the table, with the Gunners looking upwards with their opponents looking to stay away from the relegation zone.

Arsenal began the game in a very positive manner by dominating play right from the start, as Nasri, Jack Wilshere and Alex Song managed to dictate play in the midfield.

In one of the free flowing moves by the Gunners, Wilshere sent in a cross that saw Squillaci send the ball for Andrey Arshavin to take a volley. It was almost as though time had stood still for the Russian to take the shot, but he only managed to send the ball straight at goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

But it was not long before the visiting side's defence cracked, as Nasri scored his 10th goal in 13 starts for his side. The Frenchman invited two challenges, feigned on both occasions, and remained calm and composed to fire the ball into the top right hand corner. It was a goal that even a striker such as Thierry Henry - who was in the crowd - would have been proud of.

The home side were in full swing and were looking like steamrolling past their opponents as they had several chances, but on each occasion the finish was found wanting. In the meantime, the Cottagers slowly plugged away and began to take the game to their opponents after a brief spell of possession.

And in one of their attacks, Laurent Koscielny collided with Squilacci initially, which allowed the visitors to get a little extra time on the ball. This was Clint Dempsey send the ball to Kamara, who was able to put the ball into the back of the net.

Koscielny was on the ground for a some time after the collision, but was unable to get up and was eventually stretchered off. Johan Djourou came in place of the injured defender, as concerns mounted concerning the back line with Thomas Vermaelen still injured.

Poor anticipation from Djourou saw Kamara break through on goal as he went one-on-one with the 'keeper, but Fabianski was up it as he managed to make a save and prevent the opponents from taking the lead. But the striker would likely have felt he should have scored on that occasion.

Fantastic goal | Nasri continued his rich vein of form by scoring a superb goal

Arsenal began the second-half in a morose manner, as some sloppy passing coupled with defending that lacked anticipation was beginning to look like it could be a problem.

But the stand-in captain Rosicky managed to show some positivity, as he fired a half-volley that looked like going in but eventually missed the target. This appeared to have had an effect on his team-mates, as it was only a few minutes before some fleet-footed play from Arshavin saw him beat two defenders before firing a well struck low shot in heavy traffic. But all the same, Schwarzer managed to produce a superb save to keep his side in the game.

Both full-backs, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna, were beginning to go forward more as the manager decided to make a change and replace a midfielder with another striker, with Rosicky being substituted as Robin van Persie came on.

With the back line looking fragile and the home side playing out an all too familiar scenario, the home side's fans took out their frustration on Clint Dempsey as he went down and stayed down claiming to be injured. But the referee put things in perspective as he ordered the player to get up as the game continued.

With 15 minutes left to go, it was Nasri who rose above the rest of the players to be the saviour. The 23-year-old Frenchman showed brilliant poise, control to superbly dance past Aaron Hughes and John Pantsil as he rushed goalwards. Having ended up with a tight angle, the midfielder turned and sent in a wonderful shot to give his side the all-important lead. It was a goal that could very well be a strong contender for the goal of the season.

Fulham staged a bit of a fight back late on as Zoltan Gera fired a well struck shot that went goalwards, but Fabianski was on hand to produce a good save to ensure that his side kept their advantage.

As the man in charge brought the game to a halt, Nasri's brilliant performance saw Arsenal move forward in the title race.

The World's Happiest Countries

By and large, rich countries are happier--and that's no coincidence.

Quantifying happiness isn't an easy task. Researchers at the Gallup World Poll went about it by surveying thousands of respondents in 155 countries, between 2005 and 2009, in order to measure two types of well-being.

First they asked subjects to reflect on their overall satisfaction with their lives, and ranked their answers using a "life evaluation" score from 1 to 10. Then they asked questions about how each subject had felt the previous day. Those answers allowed researchers to score their "daily experiences"--things like whether they felt well-rested, respected, free of pain and intellectually engaged. Subjects that reported high scores were considered "thriving." The percentage of thriving individuals in each country determined our rankings. Click here for the full story.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Top 10 richest people in 2010

Mukesh Ambani is ranked fourth among the World's top 10 billionaires by the Forbes Magazine with total assets worth $29 billion followed by another Indian, steel tycoon L N Mittal, who ranked fifth with a total value of $28.7 billion.

The Forbes Billionaires list for 2010 has witnessed Mexican Carlo Slim surpassing Bill Gates and Warrant Buffett to be the richest man on the earth. Slim's total worth rose $18.5 billion during the year to an estimated $53.5 billion, the Forbes Magazine said. Gates remained second with a fortune of $53 billion.

Apart from Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Head of ArcelorMittal L N Mittal, there were four other Indian tycoons in the top 50 list and 49 others in the complete list of 1,011 billionaires.

The four Indian businessmen, besides Ambani and Mittal, in the top 50 list are Azim Premji (ranked: 28, worth: $17 billion), Sashi Ruia and Ravi Ruia (ranked: 40, worth: $13 billion), and Savitri Jindal (ranked: 44, worth: $12.2 billion).

DLF's K P Singh (74), Aditya Birla Group's Kumar Mangalam Birla (86) and Bharti Airtel's Head Sunil Mittal (87) are the other Indians who are among the top 100 wealthy in India.

Top 10 list

1. Carlos Slim Helu

Top 10 richest people in 2010


2. Bill Gates

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3. Warren Buffet

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4. Mukesh Ambani

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5. Lakshmi Mittal

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6. Lawrence Ellison

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7. Bernard Arnault
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8. Eike Batista

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9. Amancio Ortega

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10. Karl Albrecht

Top 10 richest people in 2010


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gunners News: Arsenal 2 vs 0 Wigan Athletic

Arsenal 2-0 Wigan Athletic: Bendtner Strike And Alcaraz Own Goal Steers Wenger’s Side To Semi-Finals
The Gunners beat a resilient Wigan Athletic side to edge a step closer to Wembley

A strike from Nicklas Bendtner and an own goal by Antolin Alcaraz was enough to secure Arsenal a safe passage through to the semi-finals of the League Cup, as they beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 at the Emirates on Tuesday.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger gave Robin van Persie his first start since returning from injury and recalled Bendtner to the frontline.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez dropped winger Charles N’Zogbia to the bench and started with Victor Moses supporting Mauro Boselli in attack.

As expected, the home side settled quickest and could have been in front within two minutes but Bendtner could only direct the ball past the right hand post from a Van Persie free-kick.

Wigan stood tall and although they strung together some nice passes, only Moses’ low shot that hit the side netting was worth taking note of.

A bumper crowd had descended upon the Emirates despite the ‘big freeze’ and as the half progressed, the Gunners didn’t give them much to cheer about, often being surrounded by two or three players when on the attack.

However, the crowd should have been lifted from their seats on 25 minute when Mexican striker Carlos Vela found himself clean through on goal and managed to chip the ball over the onrushing Ali Al-Habsi, only to see the ball trickle just wide of the left post.

But despite Vela’s bad luck, and a penalty appeal that had been turned down by the referee, when the ball appeared to strike the hand of Maynor Figueroa, Arsenal went in front five minutes before half-time.

Theo Walcott drifted a corner in from the left and although Bendtner rose highest, the ball hit Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz and landed in the net.

However the Latics defender nearly almost immediately made up for his own goal, but his header from a Ben Watson corner was easily saved by Gunners 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny as the home side went into the break a goal ahead.

A blizzard greeted the players as the second half began, but it was the home side who again seized control of the game, their passing and creativity causing problems for the Wigan defence.

However the Latics were not buried beneath the snow and still threatened going forward with substitute N’Zogbia, who replaced the injured Moses in the first half, looking the most lively, but the final ball was not good enough to trouble the Gunners defence.

And Arsenal were to make them pay as they doubled the lead just after the hour mark. Vela found space on the left and his low cross was turned in by Bendtner who scored his third goal of the season.

The shackles seemed to loosen thereafter for the Gunners as they continued to press and tried to put the result beyond doubt, with Vela and Walcott, three times, going close for the home side.

There was even time for Vela to add a third for the Gunners towards the end of the game but Alcaraz cleared the ball off the line for Wigan, but the game ended 2-0 as Arsenal reached the semi-finals and a step closer to Wembley.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mahu Beli Peugeot Milik Dr Ahmadinejad?

Mahu Beli Peugeot Milik Dr Ahmadinejad?

Presiden Iran Dr Ahmadinejad setelah memenangi pilihanraya Presiden penggal pertama dalam tahun 2005 diminta mengisytiharkan asetnya. Apa yang beliau miliki ialah sebuah rumah berusia 40 tahun dengan keluasan 175 meter persegi di Selatan Tehran, dua akaun bank dan sebuah Peugeot tahun 1977. Agensi berita rasmi Iran hari ini memaklumkan, Dr Ahmadinejad akan menjual kereta kesayangan beliau untuk mendanai Yayasan Mehr, sebuah projek untuk membina perumahan untuk rakyat termiskin di Iran (untuk pembeli pertama). Ini memandangkan hartanah di Iran semakin meningkat naik.

Menurut Menteri Perumahan Iran, Ali Nikzad satu juta rakyat Iran layak untuk mendapat rumah tersebut. Dalam usaha mendorong derma, bantuan dana dan kempen menjayakan projek tersebut, Presiden Iran telah melelong kereta beliau ini (sumber). Tidak diketahui apakah kereta tersebut sudah pun ditempah. Sesiapa ingin mencuba menjadi pemilik Peugeot tersebut?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

6 of the World’s Biggest Vehicles on Air, Land & Water

You can only make a plane so big if you still want it to fly, or a vehicle so gigantic before it starts wrecking the land it travels across. Ships, too, face similar challenges the larger they get. We’ve found six gigantic examples that straddle the line between engineering marvel and disaster, representing the biggest vehicles on the planet today.

1. Antonov An-225 Mriya

World’s biggest what? Fixed-wing aircraft.

Built by: Antonov Design Bureau of Soviet Russia.

The An-225′s massive 290-foot wingspan makes it the largest plane flying today, and its cargo hold is so big that the entirety of the Wright brothers’ historic first flight could have taken place inside the Mriya. The craft can carry a space shuttle on its back, and it transports all manner of heavy loads, including train engines, 150-ton generators for power plants and 130-foot-long wind-turbine blades.


Here’s a pretty sweet Discovery Channel spot on the Mriya

2. Airbus A380

World’s biggest what? Passenger airliner.

Built by: Airbus

The A380 started flying commercially in 2007, and is considered a “superjumbo” jet as it’s quite a bit larger than its “jumbo” brethren, such as the 747-400. In fact, the A380′s interior is 1.5 times as large as a 747′s, with over 5,000 square feet of floor space that accommodates anywhere between from 525 to over 800 passengers, depending on the seat layout. There are less than 50 A380s in the world today, but in the next few years there could be well over 200 thanks to the demand from airlines, which will make it less of specialty aircraft and more of a workhorse.

3. Knock Nevis Supertanker

World’s biggest what? Longest ship ever built.

Built by: Sumitomo Heavy Industries of Japan.

To really get a sense of the size of the Knock Nevis, picture this: at over 1,500 feet in length, it’s longer than the Empire State Building is tall. The Nevis has been cruising the seas since 1979 under several different names, and it was actually sunk in the ’80s during the Iran-Iraq War, but the wreckage was bought, floated and rebuilt. In terms of pure tonnage, there’s a ship heavier — France’s Batillus-class supertankers — but none longer. The Nevis is going to be scrapped this year, so consider this a send-off.

4. MS Oasis of the Seas

World’s biggest what? Largest, longest passenger ship.

Built by: STX Europe of Finland.

The Oasis of the Seas, currently the only Oasis-class passenger ship in the world, proved just how big it was when it set a 6,000-passenger record. The ship boasts some crazy luxuries, including but not limited to two-story suites, a minigolf course and indoor zip-line, multiple pools, night clubs, bars and stores, and even the world’s first “living park at sea” with over 12,000 plants and dozens of trees on board. It will be joined by a second Oasis-class vessel later this year.

5. Bagger 288 Bucket-Wheel Excavator

World’s biggest what? Largest tracked vehicle (externally powered).

Built by: Krupp of Germany.

Over 700 feet long and 300 feet high, the Bagger 288 was built in 1978 to work Germany’s coal mines, and is actually part of a family of similar colossi. For the most part, the Bagger stays where it is: it moves at a literal crawl at 30 feet a minute at most, and requires an external generator cranking out nearly 17 megawatts just to operate. It really does test the limits of just how big a vehicle can be, yet its massive, 12-foot-wide tracks apply pressure over a wide enough area that it doesn’t tear up the ground as much as you’d think.

6. NASA Crawler-Transporter

World’s biggest what? Self-powered tracked vehicle.

Built by: Marion Power Shovel of America.

There are two crawler-transporters used by NASA, and today they carry space shuttles — boosters and all — along with each shuttle’s Mobile Launcher Platform into position. While not as large as the Bagger 288 above, the crawlers are the largest self-powered vehicles in the world, and can manage two miles per hour (compared to the Bagger’s 30-some feet a minute) when unloaded.

Monday, November 22, 2010

What Happens to Your Body When you Drink Coke

  1. In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  2. 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get it’s hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  3. 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  4. 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  5. 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  6. 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  7. 60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gunners news : Everton 1 vs 2 Arsenal

Goals from Cesc Fabregas and Bacary Sagna were enough to give Arsenal the win and keep Everton in the bottom half of the Premier league in what was a entertaining game at the Emirates.

The Toffees started quickly and Steven Pienaar decided to make an early impression as in the first minute he lunged in at Bacary Sagna and drew the foul, bringing Howard Webb to warn him on his further conduct.

Everton’s first foray came via a corner from the right after Squillaci was forced to head the ball out. Mikel Arteta took the set-piece, but it produced nothing as Louis Saha also headed wide of Fabianski’s net.

Everton were given an excellent early chance to take the lead after Gael Clichy brought down Seamus Coleman on the edge of the Arsenal box. The Spaniard Arteta hammered the ball towards the goal but it failed to beat the wall.

The Toffees looked comfortable and dangerous in the opening exchanges and it seemed that David Moyes had told his men to start the game with fervour and enthusiasm.

Arsenal’s first chance came via Samir Nasri who, after making the most of an error by Leighton Baines, ran with purpose towards Tim Howard’s goal but his low right footed shot was blocked desperately by the diving Sylvain Distin deflecting the ball high.

Moyes’ men had a gilt edged opportunity to score after a terrific and powerful run down the right flank from Coleman left Cesc Fabregas floundering but his pinpoint cross was headed high and wide over the Arsenal net by Tim Cahill, much to the chagrin of Goodison Park.

The chances continued for both side as Andrey Arshavin saw his left foot volley from outside the box float wide of Tim Howard’s net.

Only moments later the Russian’s run through the Blues’ midfield produced another opportunity but once again his powerful shot failed to bring a save from Howard.

John Heitenga made himself very known to Howard Webb after a number of needless and niggling fouls caused the referee to speak to him on a number of occasions. These two have previous as Webb sent off Heitenga in the World Cup final in the summer and Webb once again had no chance but to show the Dutchman yellow for repeat offences.

Louis Saha was given a half-chance after 26 minutes when ponderous defending by Arsenal gifted the ball to the Frenchman but his placed left foot shot lacked any real power or precision to trouble Fabianski.

The Everton midfield were nearly made to pay dearly for giving up possession after 30 minutes when Arsenal launched a counterattack which involved Nasri, Sagna and Fabregas, but the cut-back pass from Fabregas must have been directed at the invisible man as no Arsenal support was there to surely take the lead from a fantastic position.

As the half continued Arsenal found their rhythm and looked more dangerous. Everton were allowing distant efforts to rain down on Tim Howard. One such long range shot from Nasri, which the American parried, was pounced on by Arshavin and the Russian sent the ball gently back into the danger area for Bacary Sagna to stab the ball over Howard from an acute angle. Another example of the scoring ability throughout the Arsenal team, and it was a fair reflection on the increasing threat the Gunners were posing.

Everton fans were given much to grumble about just before the half when Alexandre Song brought down Pienaar on the threshold of the box, but Howard Webb was unmoved. Everton could have evened it up in unusual fashion though, when on half time a corner from the Everton left was met unopposed at the back post by Saha who headed goalwards only for Fabianski to block, unwittingly, after the keeper had fluffed his initial lunge for the ball.

As the halftime whistle was blown the boos rang out - directed less at the hosts than at referee Webb - but Arsenal, who started slowly, had improved as the half progressed and perhaps deserved their lead.

Both managers made changes at halftime. Moyes brought off Heitenga and brought on Jack Rodwell, whilst Wenger replaced Jack Wilshire with Denilson.

Denilson made an immediate impact when after 48 minutes his run and pass triggered a moment of slick passing, typical of an Arsene Wenger side, which went to Fabregas. The Spaniard kept it moving to Chamakh, who returned the favour to his captain and Fabregas stroked the ball home to double the lead.

Only a short while later another decision from the referee drew hostility from the Goodison faithful as a marauding run from Saha was stopped abruptly by Squillaci. It wasn’t this act which infuriated Everton, but the decision not to play advantage as Seamus Coleman continued the attack and put the ball in the back of the net. Squillaci was booked, but if advantage had been played a greater form of retribution would have prevailed.

After 56 minutes Everton squandered another chance after a great run down the right from Coleman was sent into the channel for Pienaar to pick up and his squared pass to Rodwell was fired high over the bar. The Everton wastefulness continued.

On the hour mark Arsenal could have but the game beyond the Toffees with another example of clinical counterattacking football when Samir Nasri picked up the ball in his own half and tore towards the Everton goal leaving Phil Jagielka in his wake. Only a great save from Howard kept Everton’s third life intact.

That was threatened again when Nasri, this time on the right wing sent the ball inside to Fabregas who squared it to Chamakh who missed what was in effect an open goal. Shortly after Wenger made a change and brought on Tomas Rosicky for Arshavin.

With a two goal deficit, David Moyes decided to throw on more forwards to try to reclaim something from the game. Captain Phil Neville was brought off for Jermaine Beckford in a positive tactical change and Yakubu replaced Mikel Arteta.

After 80 minutes Beckford could have thrown the lifeline to Everton when a long ball over the top was picked up by the former Leeds man but his shot was wide of the Arsenal goal and another chance slipped through the fingers of Everton.

In a move to protect the lead, Wenger replaced Chamakh with Emmanual Eboue.

As the game drew to a close, Fabianski proved more and more valuable to Arsenal after he kept a string of chances out, but that luck ran out when after 88, from a corner on the right Louis Saha at the back post once more, headed the ball back across goal for Tim Cahill to volley the goal which sprung life back into Goodison Park.

The chances were numerous for Everton but the common theme of the afternoon prevailed as they were not taken and this, ultimatley is why Arsenal sit second in the table and Everton languish back in 13th.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gunners news : Wolves 0 vs 2 Arsenal

After a series of stumbles in their pursuit of the title Arsenal were looking for a perfect tonic, and so it proved as they beat Wolves at Molineux 2-0.

Arsene Wenger knows he commands the respect of his players, but even he couldn’t have expected such a quick fire response to his rallying call earlier this week. The lack of goals had troubled the Frenchman, but his players had obviously taken note as the north London team took the lead within 40 seconds of the kick off. Tomas Rosicky picked the ball up and ran at the Wolves defence before passing the ball out wide to Bacary Sagna. With the French international enjoying acres of space, he was able to pick his cross and find Marouane Chamakh who got between the two defenders and nodded into the bottom corner. The goal was clocked at 39 seconds, and relegation threatened Wolves were shell-shocked.

In a frenetic start to the game, Arsenal could have been two up six minutes later. Andriy Arshavin was put through one on one with Marcus Hahnemann, who was out quickly, made himself as big as possible and saved well at the Russian’s feet.

The Londoners were dominating possession and but for Hahnemann, could have been 3-0 to the good as concerted pressure gave Cesc Fabregasa sight at goal. The Spaniard was unmarked in the 18-yard box but could only fire his shot straight at Hahnemman.

With Arsenal looking in the mood to assemble a cricket score, Wolves could have gone into their shell, but Mick McCarthy’s men did not act as though they were shadowed with relegation fears. The midlanders were playing attractive football despite the early setback.

Arsene Wenger’s team had eased off slightly and Wolves were capitalising. Good work by Matt Jarvis on the left saw his cross squirt off a defender’s foot high into the air. As Stephen Hunt looked certain to plant it into the goal with his head, Lukasz Fabianski finger-tipped it away as Hunt rose. Arsenal’s early possession was being eaten up by Wolves and they were looking more the threatening as the half continued.

Despite this, there were no further clear cut chances until the whistle. After the break, Wolves – sensing the urgency of their situation – came out as they finished the first period. They were almost level as quickly as Arsenal after the restart. Matt Jarvis, who was switching from wing to wing, capitalised on a slip by Jack Wilshere. He burst into the area from the right before driving a low cross to the centre. Last ditch defending by Arsenal prevented Nenad Milijas equalising.

In an end-to-end second half, chances were coming thick and fast. Kevin Doyle was looking dangerous for the home team and he drew a fantastic save from Fabianski who was having an inspired match between the sticks for Arsenal.

As the game stretched even further, Wolves looked the likelier to score although both teams had shots cleared off the line and Andriy Arshavin hit the post for Arsenal. With time running out, Wolves put on Sylvain Ebanks-Blake to try and wrestle an equaliser from Arsenal, but Fabianski was proving the difference. Tempers were starting to flare as the crowd sensed there could be an equaliser.

In stoppage time however, Arsenal diffused the tension with the winning goal. Fabianski – who had been under siege from McCarthy’s team all night, saved brilliantly again from Kevin Doyle. His quick throw out gave Arsenal a counter-attacking opportunity and when the ball was squared to Chamakh in the centre, with Wolves stretched, his cool finish over Hahnemann settled the game. It was a cruel blow for Wolves, who deserved something, but for Arsenal their run of bad form has ended and they are right back in the title hunt.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

10 Negara tanpa pasukan tentera.

As said by famous French statesman George Clemenceau, “War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military,” and even today, his statement still stands true. While most countries have large military forces that are able to deploy and protect at any given time (the largest and most notable being China, at about 1,600,000 army personnel), some countries have no military at all.

Below is a list of ten countries that have no set military forces, each of them with varying reasons why; some because of the country’s history other because of its location. While many people believe that a military force is a necessity, there are countries that see or have no need for them; however, in many cases, there is a back-up plan in the case that the country is attacked or war is declared upon that country.

10. Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands, surprisingly, is not made up of just a few islands, but totals ranging in the thousands. Ever since the U.K. became the country’s protectorate in 1893, the country hasn’t had much of a military defense. During WWII the country did have the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defense Force. Then, in 1976 the Solomon Islands were able to establish a government that was stable up until about 1998. During 1998-2006, the country was plagued with misconduct within the government, crime, and ethnic conflict. To properly resolve these issues, New Zealand and Australia both stepped in to restore peace and eventually disarm. Today the country internally has the Solomon Islands Police Force.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set protector of the Solomon Islands; however, the country had paid Australia for certain defense items. If a war were to ever be declared upon the islands, Australia would probably be one of the first countries to provide a defense. (Image: “Captain Warren Frederick Martin Clemens, British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defense Force (BSIPDF), with six members of the BSIPDF Scouts,”

9. Costa Rica

Though the country did once have an army, today, Costa Rica stands as one of many countries without a formal standing army. On December 1, 1948, José Figueres Ferrer, president at the time, signed legislation that would abolish the military after the fatal Costa Rican civil war that killed almost 2,000 people. To properly represent this abolishment, the president himself was able to break a wall of the Cuartel Bellavista, which was once an army headquarters location. Today the country has the Fuerza Pública which provides law enforcement, ground security, border patrol, and many other common duties held by a police force.

So who’s the protector?

Thanks to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance of 1947, if any country were to ever attack or declare war upon Costa Rica, the country can depend on 21 other countries, including the U.S., Chile, and Cuba to provide some sort of military force to provide defense. The treaty stands that if any of the signed countries were attacked, those other countries would be looked upon to help provide some sort of military defense.

8. Samoa

Today, Samoa has no set military force that could be used if ever necessary. Instead, the country would have to rely on outside friendships with other countries to find protection and defense in wartime. The country does have a Samoa Police Force, but of course, this is definitely not considered to be a military force for the entire country.

So who’s the protector?

Samoa has a friendship treaty with New Zealand, made in 1962. In the event of a war or other foreign invasion, Samoa can call upon New Zealand for any sort of necessary military aid. However the agreement does state that either country can pull out of the treaty at any time if wanted.

7. Palau

Despite the lack of a national military force, Palau does have a Palau National Police section that was created to provide the necessary protection for civilians. Like most police forces, the Palau National Police force is needed to keep the peace and attend to any internal unrest that may occur. If war were to ever arise, Palau would have to reach out for help from other countries to provide some sort of defense system.

So who’s the protector?

Standing as an associated state, Palau will be protected by the U.S. in the event that the country is attacked or if another country decides that war with Palau is a must. This is because of the Compact of Free Association of 1983 that basically made the U.S. the protectorate of Palau.

6. Andorra

Despite not ever having a true organized military, the tiny country of Andorra was bold enough to declare war on Germany in 1914 and join the so called Great War. With a 10-man strong army, the country did not do much and was not taken seriously. Even though the country did officially pick sides, Andorra was not invited to the Versailles Peace Treaty negotiations. In 1931 the group of men roughly called an army was replaced by the Andorran National Police. This group, made up of about 240 men, was created to help keep the peace and is even trained to provide hostage rescue. Joining the police force is a must if you’re a man who owns a firearm.

So who’s the protector?

Andorra has not one, not two, but three protectors. France and Spain have both pledged to be the militaristic protectors of the 181 sq mi. country because of its location (landlocked). In fact in 1933, France militaristic force was needed to help settle civil unrest in the country. Besides these two countries, NATO forces would also take part in protecting the country if ever necessary.

5. Grenada

Ever since the American-led invasion of Grenada, the country has not been able to establish a standing army. The invasion was mostly started because of a military coup and a power struggle within the government that led to the execution of the Grenadian Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop. Because of this invasion which successfully turned a communist state back into a democratic nation, the country does not have a standing army, but relies on the Royal Grenada Police Force as well as the Regional Security System.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set country that is set out to protect Grenada with a military force. Because of the Regional Security System, the country can look to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for some sort of military support; however, most of these countries do not have a big enough defense system to be of great assistance. It seems that inevitably the U.S. would run to the rescue.

4. Marshall Islands


Under the Compact of Free Association of 1983, the Marshall Islands was granted the status of a sovereign nation. Also involved in the pact is the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. Under this agreement, the three countries would be free, but would stand as associated states to the U.S. This means that the U.S. will serve as the protectorate and that the Marshall Islands would have no regular military force, or any sort of responsibility for the country’s defense during wartime. The country created the Marshall Islands Police to carry out common police duties within the country.

So who’s the protector?

Since the Marshall Islands are considered to be an associated state to the U.S., the U.S. is fully responsible for the country’s defense and security. If the islands were ever attacked, the U.S. would have to provide the necessary military support to assist in the war.

3. Liechtenstein


Like a few others on the list, Liechtenstein is another country that decided to completely abolish its standing army. Liechtenstein got rid of its army in 1868 after the Austro-Prussian War because it was said to be too expensive for the country to afford. After the country was freed from the German Confederation, it was obligated to maintain its own army, but the funding just wasn’t available. However, to keep peace within the country, there is a police force known as the Principality of Liechtenstein National Police.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set country that would have to defend Liechtenstein in the event of a war or some other sort of attack. It is said that the country is allowed to rally up an army in the case of a war, but this army would probably be futile and help from Switzerland just might come. There have been talks of Switzerland being responsible for Liechtenstein’s defense, but neither country have proven or denied this claim. (Image:

2. Nauru


Nauru, known as the smallest island country in the world at just 8.1 sq miles is definitely unique in many ways, though like plenty others on the list, has no set standing army or any other type of military force. The country, possibly due to its size, doesn’t even have a capital. Though extremely small, the country does have a Nauru Police Force that is utilized to ensure that the country is able to maintain stability. Located in a group of thousands of small islands called Micronesia, the country is heavily relied upon for its readily accessible phosphate. Today the country keeps close contact with nearby Australia and other Micronesia islands.

So who’s the protector?

It is said that through an informal agreement made between Nauru and Australia that Australia would supply militaristic needs or basic country defense. In fact, in December 1940 when Germany attacked Nauru, the Australian Navy was called upon to defend the country as necessary.

1. Vatican City

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Named the smallest country in the world, Vatican City, unsurprisingly, is a country that does not have a de jure military; however, this hasn’t always been the case. In the past, there were numerous militaristic groups that were created to protect the country and most importantly the Pope. Notably the Noble Guard and the Palatine Guard did exist, but Pope Paul VI abolished both groups in 1970. Today, Vatican City’s best example of a militaristic force would be the Pontifical Swiss Guard. This group is meant to protect the Pope as well as the Palace of the Vatican. There is also the Gendarmerie Corps, but this group is considered to be a civilian force rather than military. They are responsible for keeping public order, traffic control, border control, and investigating criminal activity.

So who’s the protector?

Well, since Vatican City is located in Rome, Italy is fully responsible for protecting the tiny country within its own country’s capital. Italy has an organized armed force of about 186,798 men and women with 109,703 personnel in the Army and 43,882 in the Navy. The country also has an Air Force that can provide protection as needed.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Simple ways to reduce blood pressure

Following are the simple steps to keep your blood pressure under control

High blood pressure contributes to an alarming number of deaths each year. Although it may not have apparent symptoms, high blood pressure leads to heart attacks and strokes aside from also causing kidney failure. You can reduce your blood pressure by reducing your weight (if you’re obese) and making a few small changes in your life, say doctors.

- Walk it out — Walking at a brisk pace can help lower your pressure. A good workout will ensure the heart uses oxygen more efficiently. Getting a rigorous cardio workout 4 to 5 times a week can make a huge difference. Start by incorporating about 15 minutes of exercise in your daily routine and slowly increase the time and difficulty level.

- Deep Breathing — Learning some slow breathing and meditation techniques can do you wonders. It will help reduce stress drastically and keep your blood pressure in check. Try taking out 10 minutes every morning and at night. Inhale and exhale deeply. If you can, join a yoga class for some time so that you can learn the proper method.

- Go for potassium-rich foods — You have probably heard of the negative effects of sodium on the body and potassium is an essential mineral to counter the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium. Try adding sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, peas, and prunes and raisins to your regular diet.

- Go slow on the salt — Whether you have a family history of high blood pressure or not, reducing your intake of salt can make a huge difference to your health. Before adding that extra pinch of salt to your food, think if you really need it. Try substituting salt with lime, garlic, pepper or other herbs and spices. Go slow on processed and packaged foods. Potato chips, frozen chicken nuggets, bacon etc are high in sodium. Try calculating your daily sodium consumption. Keep a food diary and you may be surprised at how much you're taking in.

- Dark chocolate benefits — The darker variety of chocolate has flavonols that make blood vessels more elastic. Choose one that has at least 70 per cent cocoa to really reap the benefits.

- Alcohol alert — While it does provide some health benefits, alcohol can also be bad for your health. If consumed in small amounts, it can help prevent heart attacks and coronary artery disease. But, more than one or two drinks and the benefits are gone. Keep a check on your drinking patterns and if you're a heavy drinker, start reducing slowly. Never indulge in binge drinking. Consuming four or five drinks in a row can cause a sudden increase in blood pressure.

- Tea benefits — Herbal teas are the way to go. In a study conducted, those who sipped on hibiscus tea daily lowered their blood pressure. Many herbal teas contain hibiscus or you can always opt for green tea. The effects of caffeine are still debatable. Drinking caffeinated beverages can temporarily increase pressure. The solution is to check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a cup of coffee to determine if it works for your body.

- Reduce work and relax — Reducing the number of hours you spend in office can help lower hypertension. Working overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy. Ensure that you get out of office at a decent hour. Learning to relax by listening to soothing music (Classical, Oriental or Indian instrumental) can help.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gunners news : Arsenal 1 vs 0 West Ham

A last-gasp headed goal from Alex Song gained all three points for Arsenal as they eventually overcame a resolute West Ham to keep up with the pace at the top of the table.

For much of the match it looked like a combination of the woodwork and an impressive performance by the West Ham goalkeeper, Robert Green, would be enough to earn the visitor’s a valuable point.

However, Alex Song’s late intervention left bottom of the table West Ham devastated. Arsenal defender Gael Clichy cut inside from the left flank before delivering a right-footed cross, which the diving Song turned into the net with his head to relieve the frustration around the Emirates stadium.

After a goalless first half Arsenal came out strongly in the second period and almost immediately went in front after Samir Nasri’s long range shot was only kept out by the cross bar.

The home side maintained the higher tempo as their intricate passing game began to find gaps in a tiring West Ham defence. Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, also brought on Theo Walcott and Niklas Bendtner for Denilson and Andrey Arshavin, respectively as the Gunners sought to break the deadlock.

It was the lively Walcott who had the biggest impact, as the woodwork frustrated the Gunner’s once again midway through the second half. A fabulous ball from Fabregas found Walcott in space on the right flank. The England international then used his speed to race away from Ilunga but his shot across the goal came back off the left hand post before rolling kindly into the arms of Green.

The England keeper then did much to restore his reputation after his World Cup disaster against the United States by saving well from both Fabregas and Walcott in a franctic last ten minutes.

West Ham manager, Avram Grant, had intimated his game plan to contain Arsenal with his team selection. Frederic Piquionne was asked to lead the attack on his own as Carlton Cole was dropped for Luis Boa Morte who took his place in a five-man midfield. In West Ham’s only other change, Henrita Ilunga was brought in for the injured Matthew Upson. Arsenal made only one alteration to the team that beat Manchester City last weekend as the fit-again Laurent Koscielny came in for Johann Djourou.

The plan worked well as, despite a bright opening and closing to the first period, Arsenal were unable to break down the Hammers in a goalless first-half. As many would have predicted prior to the match, Arsenal dominated possession and territory whilst West Ham were reliant on set-pieces and the impressive Mark Noble as their only creative outlets.

Andrey Arshavin took the game to the visitors in the opening 15 minutes as he broke frequently down the left flank. However, the Russia international seemed to fade as the half wore on and the focus of Arsenal’s attack switched to the right hand side of the pitch where Bacary Sagna exploited a lack of defensive discipline by the Hammer’s Jonathan Obinna.

Indeed, it was a break by Sagna that led to the first clear-cut chance of the match, midway through the first period. The Arsenal defender ran on to an exquisite through-ball by Alex Song before laying the ball back to Cesc Fabregas. However West Ham’s keeper, Robert Green, saved the Spaniard’s shot by diving impressively to his right.

However, a resolute West Ham defence stood firm until just before the break when Green was called into duty twice in quick succession. Firstly, he saved well from an Alex Song shot before tipping over a Squillaci header from a corner.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gunners news : Newcastle United 0-4 Arsenal

Walcott Brace And Decisive Bendtner Finish Seals Victory After Krul Own Goal

Arsenal advanced to the quarter finals of the League Cup after a deserved victory over Newcastle United, but the win was somewhat tainted by a dubious second goal.

The visitors took the lead just prior to the break in comical circumstances as a headed effort was sliced off the line only to smack the back of keeper Tim Krul's head and bounce into goal.

Theo Walcott added a second after dinking the ball over Krul, but Nicklas Bendtner's involvement in the goal had St James' Park fuming as, from an offside position, he deliberately blocked the path of Mike Williamson who was racing down on goal to block the England man.

The Danish striker notched one himself with a stellar finish with time running out after bending a shot beyond Krul before Walcott wrapped things up with minutes remaining.

Both managers made nine changes to their sides that played in the Premier League at the weekend, with the notable youngsters on show for the home side being Tamas Kadar, Haris Vuckic and Nile Ranger, who netted in the stunning away victory in the previous round at Chelsea.

Meanwhile Arsene Wenger named a strong line-up after abandoning his policy of playing solely youth players in the competition, with only Craig Eastmond and Polish stopper Wojciech Szczesny being considered rookies in an otherwise strong XI with Cesc Fabregas starting from the bench.

The somewhat experimental make-up of both teams made for an entertaining opening as each side sought to test the other, with Carlos Vela being denied by a bold save from Tim Krul, who was on hand moments later to bat away a Bendtner effort.

The men in black and white soon showed their attacking intent as they surged towards goal before Vuckic launched a strike from distance that rippled the outside of the net.

Minutes later and the visitors were launching more attacks of their own, but Theo Walcott spurned a chance to gift Vela a tap-in by misplacing a cross to the Mexican forward after Emmanuel Eboue had seen a low drive well saved by Krul and Bendtner saw an a strike drag wide.

The excitement didn't stop there though as the Magpies created the first clear cut chance of the game when Ranger's burst of pace enabled him to slip beyond the Arsenal back-line and latch onto a Danny Guthrie punt, but the young striker, after beating Szczesny, dallied before seeing a timid effort blocked away by Laurent Koscielny.

From the resulting set-piece the ball fell to former Manchester United midfielder Alan Smith, who hit a stinging drive that smashed off the bar after the Polish keeper managed to divert it via the slightest of touches.

Wenger was soon called into making an unanticipated change as Kieran Gibbs, who had picked up a knock in the opening minutes that necessitated treatment, struggled to get back up to speed and had to be replaced by Bacary Sagna.

That change enabled both sides to take a breather after 20 minutes of relentless action, and following the swap the pace dropped significantly, although Newcastle did appeal for what would have been a highly fortuitous penalty after the ball hit substitute Sagna in the box.

What had started as a high octane and open game soon turned cagey with neither team carving out clear opportunities, and Bendtner wasted a scarce chance after tamely rolling the ball to Krul following a confident run into the box.

Similarly, Emmanuel Eboue strode into the area from a left-sided position after beating Ryan Taylor with a drop of the shoulder, but the Ivorian futilely elected to shoot from a tight angle with Vela in space.

The Gunners were, however, exerting their control of the game with much of it being played in Newcastle's half and arguably should have had a penalty after James Perch misread a cross and first scraped Johan Djourou before then seeming to handle the ball.

Arsenal finally capped off a dominant spell by opening the scoring, but it was hardly a goal befitting their sophisticated play. A Vela corner was headed towards goal by Bendtner and, after bouncing off several bodies, the ball was nodded off the line by Taylor and rebounded into the net off the back of the unfortunate Krul's head.

That comical goal was the final act of a first half that had plenty of action, and plenty of missed chances, but the lead was a deserved one for an Arsenal side that had comfortably controlled the final 20 minutes of action and should have already opened the scoring, with Bendtner in particular guilty of wasting several decent opportunities.

Krul to be kind | Gaffe gifts Arsenal lead

Neither Chris Hughton nor Wenger opted to make a change for the restart, from which Newcastle captain Smith saw himself go in the book after a sliding tackle on Walcott tripped the zippy forward as he attempted to deliver a cross.

The home side soon had an opportunity to level the score from a corner, but after leaping like a salmon, Perch looked like a fish out of water as his header flew over Szczesny's bar.

The visitors then extended their lead in controversial fashion. Danish striker Bendtner, returning from an offside position, jogged into and collided with Williamson, allowing Walcott to race through unopposed and lift the ball over Krul as referee Andre Marriner refused to blow for an infringement.

Hughton swiftly thrust on winger Jonas Gutierrez and striker Andrew Carroll, for the ineffective duo of Wayne Routledge and Peter Lovenkrands respectively, but neither substitute was able to make an immediate impact as the Gunners continued in much the same fashion as they ended the second half, retaining possession with relative ease.

Gutierrez did, however, offer the home fans something to cheer about with some direct running at Sagna, who conceded a corner after blocking a shot from the Argentinian, and fellow substitute Carroll should have utilised his aerial might but could only nod wide at the far post from the set play.

Wenger was afforded the chance to give Cesc Fabregas a rare run out in the early stages of the Carling Cup as he replaced the tiring Vela, who had been the quietest of Arsenal's front trio, while Hughton also threw his last roll of the dice by making a like-for-like change as Smith was hooked off for Joey Barton.

Newcastle continued to prod away, and saw an effort scrambled off the line, but it came as no real surprise when Arsenal wrapped up victory with a third after Bendtner finished a sweeping team move with a superb strike on the edge of the area.

The Danish striker was quickly hauled off for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, but Arsenal didn't stop scoring there as Walcott raced clear after being released by Koscielny and coolly slotted past Krul.

Carroll came close to netting a consolation goal with the final chance of the game only to be denied by Szczesny, and the margin of victory did not flatter the visitors who had strolled in the second half.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fakta mengenai tubuh badan manusia

Berikut adalah fakta-fakta mengenai tubuh badan manusia berdasarkan
> penyelidikan sains. Fakta-fakta ini mungkin masih tidak diketahui oleh ramai
> orang: *
> 1. Jika semua saluran urat darah dalam tubuh manusia dicantumkan ia boleh
> meliputi Jalan Raya sepanjang 96,000 Kilometer .
> 2. Saraf ditubuh badan manusia dapat menghantar impuls kira-kira 90 Meter
> sesaat.
> 3. Jika usus kecil manusia dibelah dan dicantum-cantumkan, ia boleh memenuhi
> kawasan seluas 9.2 Meter persegi.
> 4. Manusia akan hilang sebanyak 50 Peratus deria rasa pada usia 60 tahun.
> 5. Setiap langkah kehadapan anda terpaksa menggerakkan 54 otot dalam tubuh
> badan.
> 6. Orang lelaki mudah mendapat buta warna, 10 kali ganda berbanding wanita.
> 7 . Manusia bernafas kira-kira 23,000 kali dalam tempoh 24 jam.
> 8. Apabila seseorang bercakap, secara purata 300 titisan air liur akan
> keluar dalam tempoh seminit, iaitu
> kira-kira 2.5 titisan bagi satu perkataan.
> 9. Secara purata sesaorang itu minum 8,000 gelen air sepanjang hidupnya.
> 10. Manusia hanya menggunakkan 10 peratus daripada otaknya untuk berfikir.
> 11. Ketika bersin, semua organ dalam badan tidak berfungsi termasuk jantung.
> (sebab tuh kena sebut alhamdulillah, syukur sebab tak jalan terus.... bukan
> sebut pardon me or excuse me..)
> 12. Kerosakan otak akan berlaku jika suhu badan meningkat melebihi 41 darjah
> Celcius.
> 13. Badan manusia mengandungi sulfur yang cukup untuk membunuh kutu anjing,
> karbon untuk membuat 9,000 batang pensel, potassium, lemak untuk membuat 7
> ketul sabun, fosforus untuk membuat 2,200 batang kepala mancis dan air untuk
> mengisi tangki sebanyak 37 liter.
> 14. Ketika mulut kering, anda tidak akan dapat menikmati sebarang makanan,
> ini kerana air liurlah yang membantu kita merasa sesuatu yang masin, manis,
> masam dan sebagainya.
> 15. Apabila anda mengecam muka sesaorang anda sedang menggunakan otak
> sebelah kanan.
> 16 . Pada retina mata, terdapat lebih 100 juta sel yang cukup sensitif
> terhadap cahaya.
> 17. Jika 80 peratus hati manusia dipindahkan, bahagian yang tinggal masih
> boleh berfungsi, malahan ia akan membesar ke saiz asal dalam tempoh
> tertentu.
> 18. Secara purata kita menuturkan 30,000 perkataan sehari, mengambil masa
> selama 3 jam 30 minit. Ini
> bererti dalam tempoh 1 jam kita menyebut 9,000 perkataan yang ada.
> 19. Jika anda terkurung didalam bilik yang kedap udara, anda akan mati
> kerana keracunan karbon dioksida bukan kerana kekurangan oksigen seperti
> yang disangkakan.
> 20. Secara purata setiap orang makan 51 kilogram bahan perasa temasuk gula
> dan garam setahun.