29 September 2011

Shahid Afridi slams America on Capital Talk

Former Pakistan Cricket Captain Shahid Afridi who recently joined MQM, was on talk show on GEO TV (Capital talk) where he was lambasting the affiliation with USA. 

He was of view that USA has abandoned Pakistan as always, after using them. Whenever USA has used someone as is ally, always showed their back to them in the mid way, and turned as their enemies He also said that Pakistan has lost so many lives in this 'War on Terror', despite all this has happened. He also suggested that Pakistan should act like a sovereign country, and stand one as Pakistani, rather than dividing into different ethnicities.  Mentioning Surat-e- Rehman from Quran that Pakistan has been blessed abundantly by Allah, and it should use its own resources rather than asking USA for aids.

Lastly he also mentioned on devising new strategy on supporting USA on war on terror as well up-to the level of separating from this war.

Visit the following link to see detailed interview:  Shahid Afridi Capital Talk Interview

15 September 2011

FANVISION for F1,NFL, and College Football fans a Revolution

Fanvision a new revolutionary hand held device that has been launched at all F1, NFL and College Football sporting events. All sporting fans that buy an expensive ticket to the games hardly see ten percent of the entire circuit particularly in Formula 1 or updated results due to lack of information flow amongst the audience.

Every fan must have gone through the phase of asking various questions from the person sitting next to them such as,"Oh! I wonder how fast is Michael Schumacher driving in that F1 Mercedes?" or " Is that Mark Webber who just over took Fernando Alonso in the Red Ferrari ?" And tons of many more questions as the game becomes thrilling by the minute.

At that very moment a fan wont get that condescending feeling while using an iphone, android or any other smart phone which just wont be able to provide all the information a fan needs,even through GPRS with its annoying buffering stages minute by minute.

Quick look @ Fanvision's Specs:

-4.3 inch screen with HD display

-6 hour battery run time

-Live track coverage, no buffering

-Play ups with multiple angles

-Instant replays

-Complete Race Statistics and Bio

-Audio Jack/USB connectivity

-Bulky and Shock resistance casing.

Fanvision packs a mighty blow with its UHF(Ultra High Frequency) transceiver within the stadium premises and local area with its 10 channels of sports entertainment in HD quality .Which means no un-necessary buffering like in smart phones because a fanvision user is getting a live feed, more over one can replay a particular event as much he/she wants, and look through the entire race statistics over and over without any interruptions.

Fanvision Facts:

  1. More than five thousand of these devices were introduced in the F1 Italian Grand Prix, Monza circuit at the souvenir stands and also given on rent by the distributers.
  2. BBC world did the entire local live feed broadcasting on Fanvision at the Italian Grand prix.
  3. Fanvision visual transmitters have also been deployed at the Indian Grand prix circuit so that the Indian fans can experience F1 like never before.
  4. Five thousand of these devices were given for free to the NFL season ticket holders on first come first serve basis.
  5. Each unit costs $199.00, price may vary depending on various locations.

14 September 2011

ICC awards ceremony 2011 - Gallery

1.Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott

2.Jonathan trott

 3.Alastair Cook

 4.Aleem Dar

 5.Aleem Dar

 6.Curtly Ambrose

7.Sunil Gavaskar 

8.Steven Finn

13 September 2011

Djokovic wins US Open 2011 beating Nadal in Flushing Meadows

Novak Djokovic wins the US Open 2011 title defeating Spaniard Rafeal Nadal  6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 to lift his 4th Grand Slam, and 3rd Grand Slam this year. By this he became the 6th player in the open era to win 3 Grand Slams in a calendar year, also extending his points tally in ATP Player Rankings. He won a $2.3 million in total cash prize as well, as well his first US Open trophy.

It was a totally once sided affair, with Djokovic dominating through out the game, with lots of breaks taking place during the whole game but he was totally upto the task to capitalising on the appropriate opportunities. Nadal was really never in the loop to get any way near the toughest and the much fitter Djokovic. After a tough first set, Nadal enjoyed a relatively comfortable service game to start the second set and then managed to break his opponent with a trademark forehand down the line. But the errors returned in a truly incredible game 
three, and kept on gifting unforced errors into Djokovic's point tally.

Nadal was a differnt competitor in the third set, as he went on to win a tie breaker 3-7. Fourth set was bit of a drama as Djokovic called in the physio and also a Medical time out. Though being a part for Nadal to creep in , but did it un successfully as he went on to wrap up things 6-1.

"I'm disappointed but Novak is doing unbelievable things," said world number two Nadal. "What he did this year is probably impossible to repeat.
"I tried my best in every point. I tried to play aggressive but he made fantastic comebacks. That's tennis. I fought until last ball.
"I won a lot in the past but I have to work hard and come back stronger next year."

ICC Awards 2011 winners - Trott becomes ICC player of the year

Following are the cricketers, team, and umpire who have won ICC Awards in the ICC Awards ceremony 2011 annual ceremony held in London.

Following are the winners in different categories:

ICC Cricketer of the Year

Jonathon Trott (England)- In 12 Tests during the period under consideration, Trott scored 1042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. In addition, he played 24 ODIs, with1064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s. Trott was chosen for the award ahead of England opener Alastair Cook, last-year's winner Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa batsman Hashim Amla.

Cook and Trott with their awards

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

Alastair Cook (England)- During the performance period, Cook played 12 Tests and in 18 innings he scored 1302 runs at an average of 51.74, including six centuries and four half-centuries. His 235 not out against Australia in Brisbane kick-started England's first Ashes victory away from home since 1986-87.
Cook finished the Ashes with a phenomenal tally of 766 runs, but his best batting effort came against India at Edgbaston, where his monumental 294 helped England seal the series and knock India off the No. 1 Test spot.

ICC ODI Player of the year

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)- Sangakkara played 25 ODIs in the period under consideration - August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011 - and scored 1049 runs at an average of 55.21 including a century and seven half-centuries. He also had 26 catches and 10 stumpings as wicketkeeper and led Sri Lanka to the final of the 2011 World Cup.

ICC best Twenty20 performance

Tim Southee (New Zealand) - Southee ripped the heart out of Pakistan's batting line-up in Auckland, after they had cruised to an imposing 58 for 1 in 5.5 overs. Southee then struck five times in nine balls, including a hat-trick that accounted for Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal, to put his side on course for a win.

Southee's effort was adjudged the best in the voting period, from August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011. It was chosen ahead of Tim Bresnan's 4 for 3 against Pakistan in Cardiff in September 2010, JP Duminy's 96 not out off 54 balls against Zimbabwe in Kimberley in October 2010 and Shane Watson's 59 runs off 31 balls against England in Adelaide in January 2011.
ICC Umpire of the Year
Aleem Dar (Pakistan)- Dar has officiated in five Tests and 13 ODIs during the voting period, including the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.This also included successful UDRS referrals which ultimately turned to Dar's favour during the World Cup. He was voted to the award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man elite panel of match referees. He accepted his award from ICC Hall of Fame 2011 inductee Alan Davidson.

ICC Spirit of cricket award
MS Dhoni (India)- The Indian captain, has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for his decision to recall Ian Bell after his controversial run-out during the Trent Bridge Test. Dhoni was unavailable to collect his award, though the Indian team was present in England.

Other Awards

ICC Emerging Player of the year -Davendra Bishoo (West Indies)
ICC Associate Player of the year - Ryan ten Doeschate( Netherlands)
ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year- Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

Aleem Dar wins ICC Umpire of the year for third time in ICC Awards 2011

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Aleem Dar, the all famous Pakistani Umpire has won the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year for the third year running. He  was in competition with Ian Gould, Steve Davis, and the five time winning Australian Simon Taufel.

Dar has officiated in five Tests and 13 ODIs during the voting period, including the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.This also included 16 successful UDRS referrals which ultimately turned to Dar's favour during the World Cup. He was voted to the award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man elite panel of match referees. He accepted his award from ICC Hall of Fame 2011 inductee Alan Davidson.
"It's a great honour and I'm thankful to everyone at the ICC and also my colleagues on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires along with the Pakistan Cricket Board," Dar said. "I'd like to also thank all my family for all their support since I'm away nearly eight months of the year umpiring."

Video of Aleem Dar Interview: 

12 September 2011

Ferrari Crusaders,Unlucky Or Just Couldn't Floor It!

Autodromo di Monza, a lot of Italian spectators keeping ginormous expectations from Ferrari just like the previous year with tons of pressure on the two drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa didn't prove to be a catalyst after all.

As Fernando Alonso powered up his Ferrari at the start of the race and flew across Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel Of RBR Renault, the Ferrari fans roared thunders of joy but the vibrance of lead didn't last that long as Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso fought with splinters of seconds.

Fernando Alonso though fighting with subsistance mantained a constant performance giving a clear message to his fans that he was indeed somwhere on top of the food chain but however couldn't floor it when RBR Renault (Sebastian Vettel) blistered ahead at 200 mph.

Not to mention Felipe Massa who was pretty optimistic and confident as well because his car was giving optimum performance and quick responses to his throttle ,luck just wasn't on his side when Mark Webber crashed the nose of his car in to the left end of the Ferrari causing it to spin 270 degrees giving minimum damage to the Ferrari but Massa had to face a tremendous loss as he struggled to reach from eight to sixth position in the entire fifty three lap session. Had it not happen, Massa would definitely have won a place for himself at the podium.

Sebastian Vettel gaining pole postion had not surprised the Italian spectators and all the F1 viewers one bit. His RBR Renault slashed across the chequered flag causing an emotional break down;Vettel crying with tears of joy as not only he had won his first race at Autodromo di Monza during his debut but he has also broken 150 years of Italian unity.

Scene Beyond Monza: British Grammy Award winner (1998) Jamiroquai known for his unique genre of music, Jazz;funk, made his surprise guest appearance at the Italian Grand Prix and drove a Ferrari 458 Italia with the two Ferrari drivers at Monza off racing schedules.They exchanged many humorous conversations and had loads of thrills while power sliding the 458 Italia on the circuit.

09 September 2011

F1 Warriors will REV it at Autodromo di Monza

Autodromo di Monza, Italy is one of the oldest and most resonant tracks of all time when it comes to pushing an F1 car at exhillarating speeds.Most of the top notch F1 drivers will try to hit an average speed of upto 300+ km/h, even full throttle which is completely dependant on pure horse power,less down force and high adrenaline.As a result it becomes an enormous challenge for race car drivers to be spontaneous when it comes to braking,and breaking really hard.The red liners on the track map are the critical points for braking where perfect coordination between aerodynamics and brake ventilations are required if the cars failed to do so a lot of crashes will be observed at the beginning of the race or they can easily go off track if the drivers loose focus .Thus it wont be uncommon to see F1 race drivers tumbling over the race track if even a slight piece of error comes in the way.

Circuit Length: 5.79 km
Number of Laps: 53

Race Distance: 306.7 km

Lap Records: 1.21.046-R Barrichello (2004)

1.21.082-Michael Schumacher (2003)

Practice Session starts from Friday 09 September 2011 at 10.00,Qualifying will begin on Saturday at 14.00 and finally Race day will be observed on Sunday at 14.00 which is a must see for all the speed thrilling,g-force fans of Formula1.

Top 5 Driver Standings so far are as follows:

Sebastian Vettel- 259

Mark Webber- 167

Fernando Alonso- 157

Jenson button- 149

Lewis Hamilton-146

Keeping in mind the fact that Monza circuit, Italy is a home circuit for Ferrari, there is no doubt that we will see Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in loads of action from the start of the grid till the chequered flag.Plus a lot of Italian Ferrari fans will be seen keeping their fingers crossed so that both Fernando and Massa reach to the pinnacle of victory.

Fellipe Massa third last year at Monza says his fans will observe a lot of over taking because of the high speed nature of the track,they have an optimum performance car at the moment and have shifted to a low down-force setup which is unique to a track like Monza, plus their primary strategy is to take on their challengers in tight corners and bends rather than a straight line which will certainly help increase their lap times.
Main contenders such as Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Ferrari, and McLaren are without a shadow of a doubt will give a really tough time to Ferrari.Team Mercedes however known for its high acceleration will be really fast in a straight line.
Jenson Button of McLaren came second last year at Monza says that last year he went for high performance grip tyres which made his car quite agile in the corners but he couldn`t overtake that much.This time however he`s going for the DRS setup which is going to be a pretty major weapon and my fans will see some spectacular moves.

Weather and Colours: According to the BBC World forcast,showers of rainfall might be observed on the Qualifying day i.e Saturday which may lead to un predictable lap times and accidents if team engineers fail to configure their cars accordingly.Other than that a few clouds might be observed on the rest of the days with an average temperature of 25-27 degress.

Apart from race drivers all the audience will indeed be fascinated by the young beautiful Italian race grid models on the track either holding an umbrella or waving to the crowd which will indeed entertain the fans during the much awaited phases as the F1 cars line up on the grid according to their lap timings.

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