Mumbai Indians Decimated By Kallis & Pandey Of Royal Challengers Banglore: IPL 2010 Highlights

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians decimated by Kallis & Pandey of Royal Challengers Banglore. IPL 2010 highlights. Mumbai Indians were decimated by some swashbuckling batting by Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey as the Royal Challengers Banglore beat them by seven wickets in a thrilling and tense encounter of IPL3 on Saturday’s late evening.

When Mumbai Indians were restricted to 151 runs in 20 overs there was an anticipation of same quality of bowling by Mumbai Indians. But even a disciplined bowling was not enough for the MI as the RCB’s batting was simply superb as they made 155 runs in 19.1 overs to go back smiling. It was a ‘test match’ of T20 where the attacking cricket was at its best and even the likes of Vijaya Mallya and Ambanis looked sweating. Neeta Ambani was forced to do clappings when Virat Kohli was run out by prboably by the tenth of a centimere at the death end of the match. And Tendulkar looked helpless.

Jacques Kallis played gem of innings. He played aggressively at the start and changed his role to that of a finisher. He cracked sixty six runs in 55 balls with four fours.

Virat Kohli chose this occasion to open his hands and what a way to do it. He hit Harbhajan Singh for two consecutive sixes. Poor Bhajji!

Manish Pandey took just 27 runs for his 40 runs with two sixes and three fours. Mallinga took a spectacular catch of Robin Uthappa on the bowling of Zaheer Khan when he was on 23 runs in 15 balls hitting one huge six and two fours.

While the RCB batsmen dominated the bowling from the first over, it was just the opposite when Mumabi Indians batted. The innings of Mumbai Indians showed that cricket was game of bat and ball from the outset. Mumbai batsmen had to labour hard for each and every run. Even Sachin Tendulkar’s greatness came under the scanner who took 22 balls for his 25 runs. Sachin looked pretty ordinary against Vinay Kumar when he was cleaned bowled by him.

RCB’s bowlers were dominant from the start and they were equally backed up by spectacular ground fielding. The one-handed running back catch taken by Rahul Dravid of Rajagopala Satish summed up the spirit of RCB’s fielding. For RCB the last match hat trick man Praveen Kumar took only one wicket but Dale Styen struck thrice which blocked the path of fast scoring for MI. Vinay Kumar too was equal to the task and took three wickets 25 runs in his four overs.

Mumbai Indian’s start was not as desired when Sanath Jayasuriya was caught plumb in front of the wicket and he had to return to the pavilion on his personal score of two. AP Tare struggled hard to make 9 runs on 10 balls and was caught Manish Pndey of the bowling of Jacques Kallis. The last match hero of MI Saurabh Tiwary too had to labour hard for his 25 runs. He was bowled by the wily Anil Kumble. Saurabh hit three hits in his 21 balls stay at the crease. Some lusty late hittings by Zaheer Khan and KA Pollard took Mumbai Indian’s score to pass 150 which looked quite competitive at the end of innings particularly when one takes the tight bowling and fielding into consideration.…

Google TV Will Make TV Sets More Oc Computer & Google TV ads

New York: Google TV will make TV sets more on computer & Google TV ads. Search-engine giant Google Inc has decided to join hands with Intel and Sony to produce internet TV. Reports have surfaced that the three companies together will build a set-up box. Computer and TV experts say once produced it will help bring the internet to TV screens compiled with Google Services Framework APK. Of late California-based Company had hinted at taking a plunge into this new industry.

Before that many other companies were working overtime to unroll the device that could help watchers to search programs on TV with the help of internet. If successful then it would change the way people watch television.

And Google has been the first to achieve this feat. However, it would be interesting to see how the company will succeed in making it a success. Besides, the effort is to make it a household product in coming days.

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The company has a visionary plan. Its technical employees are working overtime to develop a new platform. The company feels that this will bring the best of the internet to TV screens.

The system has been already been given a name. It will be called Google TV. The system which is being jointly developed by Google, Sony and Intel is a prototype set-top box but people are now more interested in watching TV shows and Movies from their phone using apps like Newest Movies HD and Showbox, PopcornTime. This will give users extra facility to surf the web through their televisions. The company is yet to announce the dateline when it is going to unroll the amazing device.

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Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Cut Teen Pregnancy: Study

London, (IANS) Providing the morning-after pill in advance does nothing to cut teenage pregnancy rates, researchers claim. The use of emergency contraception doubled in just six years, but the latest data shows it has failed to slash rates of conception or sexually transmitted infections, reports dailymail.co.uk. The findings by the Cochrane Library Review cast serious doubt over the British government’s decision to promote emergency contraception as part of its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

Ministers hoped easier access to morning-after pills through pharmacies and even schools would bring down rates of unplanned pregnancies and abortions. In 1996, six percent of women who requested an abortion had tried emergency contraception first. By 2002, this figure had doubled to 12 percent. The review concludes that women who receive an advance supply of the morning-after pill have an equal chance of becoming pregnant as those who do not have early access to the contraceptive. The research, based on 11 trials of almost 8,000 women in the US, India, China and Sweden, also found that the presence of emergency contraception does not lead to an increase in promiscuity.

Alice in Wonderland Review & Alice in Wonderland trailer 2010

Alice in Wonderland review & Alice in Wonderland trailer 2010. Tim Burton gives us his take on the world of “Alice In Wonderland.” Does Burton interruption hit the mark? Or will you be mad for seeing this movie?

This is where the story really begins. This movie can be viewed as more of a sequel to the original than an remake. Alice is older and doesn’t remember anyone in Wonderland. The Red Queen has taken over and rules with an iron fist. There is also a beast named the Jabberwocky that keeps Wonderland in fear Story – The story of Alice In Wonderland Is Strange. Alice in this version is a 19 year old girl who lives in a world, where she is expected to conform. When she attended a party which is suppose to be her engagement party, she starts to question her life and her surroundings. Bored and tired of the life she has, she follows a little white rabbit down the hole.

Alice comes back and all of her friends want her to save them from the Jabberwocky. Alice keeps believing that Wonderland is nothing more than her dream and refuses to help, until the Mad Hatter is capture, and she actually gets hurt.

There Alice travels to the Red Queen to steal a sword that will kill the Jabberwocky. Not to spoil it any further, but this story is very flawed. You know the outcome of the story immediately when Alice gets to Wonderland. Tweedle Dum and Dee show her a scroll which explains all the events of Wonderland.

The scroll shows her slaying the Jabberwocky, so you already know that she is going to win. It’s a Disney flick they are not going to let Alice die. There is really no emotional conflict, no real connection with the characters. The movie pacing is fast and pretty dull. However the story will be great for the kids to go and see.

Book Review: Chasing A Mirage

Fatah lays his claims on a rather simplistic analysis of the concept of Islamic state by saying that, “Islamists argue that the period following the passing away of Muhammad was Islam’s golden era and that we Muslims need to re-create that caliphate to emulate that political system in today’s world.”  For the casual observer it might appear that the “Islamists” want to create an exact replica of the age of the righteous caliphs.

But this isn’t the case as an analysis of the writings of those advocating an Islamic state reveals.  For most Muslims an Islamic state can adopt many forms of modern polity and administration without comprising the Islamic ideals. Even Dr.Israr Ahmed of Pakistan ’s Tanzeem-e-Islami, for instance, is open to the concept of a parliamentary caliphate. Chasing A Mirage Book Facts Will Make us Surprise. Benazir Bhutto, for whom Fatah is of fulsome praise, was better informed than Fatah on this front as her last book reveals. She quotes the Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami ideologue Khurshid Ahmed who says: “God has revealed only broad principles and has endowed man with the freedom to apply them in every age in the way suited to the spirit and conditions of that age. It is through the ijtihad that people of every age try to implement divine guidance to the problems of the time.”

The author is dismissive of most things related to the practice of traditional Islam and appears to believe that it is just a set of values which are to be believed in but not practiced. In a display of his lack of seriousness he tries to create connections between themes and events where there are none. For instance, he cites Akbar Shah Najeebabadi regarding the caliphate of Ali (RA) and claims that his view backs up the Saudi version of historical events.  He arrives at this conclusion because the English translation of  Najeebabadi  was published by a Saudi publishing house. Little does he realize that Najeebabadi was an Indian scholar who was noted for approaching history in an unbiased manner and whose books were first published in pre-independence India .Fatah fails to realize that most Muslims who consider the golden age of the righteous caliphs as an ideal do not want to re-create the historical epoch but rather the values which were prevalent at that time.

But for him that age had nothing to offer as “when Muslims buried the Prophet, they also buried with him many of the universal values of Islam that he had preached.”  In his attempt to prove this he cites in detail the disputes that arose after the passing away of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) among his companions. There is nothing new in his research. These topics have been of much debate and discussion in the Muslim literature. What the author fails to understand is that these incidents, if indeed they were true, are of secondary importance to modern day Muslims. What is of importance is the emulation of sacrifice, sincerity, dedication, justice, and the brotherhood of  the early Muslims.  In his overzealousness to prove his pre-conceived notions Fatah marshals up a number of historical references of  disputed events of history without any care for their authenticity. An indication of this un-scholarly attitude can be seen for example when he cites Maulana Maududi when convenient while at other times lashes out against him.

In a marked display of intellectual dishonesty Fatah claims that Muslims have forgotten the act of hospitality by a Hindu ruler of Sindh to Abdullah Ushtar, one of Prophet Muhammad’s great-great- grandsons. “The lone descendant of Prophet Muhammad had to find refuge and protection with a Hindu prince of India . No school textbook in Pakistan recognizes this historic act of hospitality by a Hindu ruler in Sind who gave sanctuary to escaping descendants of the Prophet,” he writes. What Fatah fails to tell his readers is that this incident is mentioned in Najeebabadi’s book, whom he had earlier derided for promoting a Sunni version of history.

Admittedly, current projects (there are more than one) for the creation of an Islamic state are not without problems. There indeed are some issues which need to be addressed (like the treatment of minorities) but this does not mean this whole premise is based on faulty foundations. One needs to differentiate between the radical violent forms of Islamism with those of peaceful/persuasive ( Rachid Al Ghannouchi, ‘democrat within Islamism’ anyone)  ones.  This project doesn’t need to and shouldn’t  journey on a violent route. It can be accomplished through the winning of the public opinion by persuasion and reasoning which are the hallmarks of a democratic society.   Just as the Liberals, the Conservatives,  Communists, the Leninists  and others are allowed to put forward their case so too should the advocates of the Islamic system be allowed to do so.

Fatah fails to recognize or just plain ignores that obsession with politics or attempts to  reduce Islam to a mere political ideology  have been criticized by many notable ulema like India ’s  Maulana Abul Hasan Nadwi without compromising the tenets of Islam. One would have expected that their views will be discussed in the book but one comes out disappointed.

Fatah sets out with a pre-determined objective and goes about attempting to strengthen it with all and sundry references.  In his obnoxious attempts to display a secular than thou attitude, the ‘iconoclast’ Tarek Fatah has turned secularism itself into an idol; an untouchable beyond criticism. Thus, his opposition to  the introduction of Islam based arbitration in Ontario despite its backing a former Attorney General of the province who wrote an exhaustive report in its support. Similarly, he ridicules the organizers of Muslim entertainment show for not allowing certain musical instruments and forms of art and those Muslim women who wear the veil.  If this is not stifling of individual and group rights then one wonders what is.…