Wednesday, August 24, 2011


China wamejenga daraja refu kuliko yote duniani. Daraja hilo linaitwa Qingdao Haiwan Road Ridge, linaunganisha miji ya Quigdao ambako kuna uwanja wa ndege,Qingdao na Huang Dao.


Zifuatazo ni picha za daraja la Qingdao Haiwan Road Ridge.











Dive of the year.

Wote huwa wanajirusha lakini hii ya Peter ni kali ya mwaka

Arsenal's 10 Worst Moments Under Arsene Wenger

1-1999 FA Cup Semifinal

14 Apr 1999:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United beats the despairing lunge of Tony Adams of Arsenal to drive the ball past David Seaman to score the winner in the FA Cup Semi Final match played at Villa Park in Birmingham. Manchester United won the game 2-1
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Arsene Wenger led Arsenal to the double in 1998, and the following season they looked destined to repeat that feat. It was all going to plan until a last-minute penalty miss by Arsenal legend Denis Bergkamp in the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester United. The game went to extra time, and it was eventually won by a wonder goal by Ryan Giggs for United.
He seemed to beat almost half of the Arsenal team in a mazy run before finishing into the roof of the net past a hapless David Seaman. The goal was enough to give 10-man United the victory, and they went on to win not only the FA Cup but the Premier League and the Champions League too. It was a season of absolute glory for United, but if that penalty had gone in things probably would have been so different.
The goal by Giggs is still replayed to this day, and it still hurts as an Arsenal fan to see it 12 years later.

2-Leeds 1-0 Arsenal, May 1999

11 May 1999:  Emmanuel Petit of Arsenal recieves a yellow card for a foul during the FA Carling Premiership match against Leeds United played at Elland Road in Leeds, England.  The match finished in a 1-0 victory for Leeds United and the result dealt a se
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Arsenal had lost their hold on the FA Cup only a few weeks earlier when a stunning Ryan Giggs goal helped United to beat them in the FA Cup semifinal. They were still favourites to lift the Premier League title though, and with two games left they were on top of the table. They travelled to Leeds United on a midweek night knowing that a win would put them in the driving seat, but their hopes were in tatters by the end of the match.
Nigel Winterburn had to go off injured with only 10 minutes left, and he was replaced by Nelson Vivas in the Arsenal defence. With only a few minutes remaining, Vivas failed to pick up Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink at the far post, and the Leeds centre forward scored the goal to break Arsenal hearts. Only a few weeks earlier Arsenal had seemed destined for yet another double, but they ended the season without a trophy.
Arsenal won their final game against Aston Villa, but United beat Tottenham Hotspur on the same day to set up their most glorious season ever. It was a season of what might have been for Arsenal, and they had to wait another three years before they won another trophy.

3-2000 UEFA Cup Final vs. Galatasaray

17 May 2000:  Davor Suker of Arsenal in despair after the UEFA Cup final against Galatasaray at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The match finished 0-0 after extra-time, Galatasaray won 4-1 on penalties. \ Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole /Allsport
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Arsenal had fallen behind Manchester United on the domestic front by the end of the 1999/2000 season, but they had a chance for glory in the UEFA Cup final against Turkish side Galatasary. Arsenal were favourites going into the game, but it was a fairly even contest up until extra time. With no goals in 90 minutes the game went into an extra half hour, with penalties to follow if the teams couldn't be separated.
Early in the first period of extra time, the pendulum swung in Arsenal's favour when Galatasaray's Gheorghe Hagi was sent off. He was their star player, and Arsenal took the chance to pour forward in search of a winner. Their attempts were in vain as they missed chance after chance, and the game went to penalties.
In the penalty shootout, Galatasaray went first and scored each of their first three penalties. Davor Suker missed Arsenal's first effort before Ray Parlour scored, but when Patrick Vieira missed the third one their chances were all but gone. Galatasaray dispatched their fourth effort and Arsenal finished as the runners-up yet again.

4-2001 FA Cup Final vs. Liverpool

12 May 2001:  Fredrik Ljungberg celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Arsenal during the AXA sponsored 2001 FA Cup Final between Arsenal v Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill/ALLSPORT
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Arsenal played Liverpool in the 2001 FA Cup final, as they tried to end a run of three years without a trophy. As the match progressed, Arsenal eventually took the lead through Freddie Ljungberg and they looked destined to win their third trophy under Wenger. It had been a controversial game at that stage, as twice Liverpool players had handled the ball to prevent Arsenal scoring.
As the game wore on and Arsenal missed chances, their fans hoped they wouldn't pay the price. However, two goals in the final 10 minutes from Michael Owen turned the tide in Liverpool's favour and Arsenal somehow lost a game they should have easily won. It was a bitter blow for them, but the team recovered from it very well and came storming back the next season to win the double yet again.

5-2006 Champions League Final vs. Barcelona

PARIS - MAY 17:  Sol Campbell (R) of Arsenal rises above Presas Oleguer of Barcelona to score the first goal  during the UEFA Champions League Final between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Stade de France on May 17, 2006 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Laurence
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Arsenal had a pretty poor season domestically in 2006, but they reached the final of the Champions League for the first and only time so far in the club's history. Their defensive record in reaching that final was quite fantastic, as a makeshift defence kept 10 clean sheets in a row. They had to play Barcelona in the final and it was always going to be a very tough game for them.
Early in the game Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was sent off for taking down a Barcelona player outside the box and Robert Pires was withdrawn to enable Manuel Almunia to play in goal. Arsenal took the lead against the odds when Sol Campbell headed home a free kick before halftime, and the dream was still alive. In the second half, Thierry Henry had a great chance to kill the game off, but he missed from close range and the tide turned in Barcelona's favour.
Barcelona equalised with 15 minutes left, and then took the lead with 10 minutes to go. Arsenal had worked very hard to stay in the game, but the 10 men struggled to find a way back against a very good team. The game ended 2-1 to Barcelona and Arsenal fans could only imagine what might have been if Lehmann had stayed on, or if Henry had taken his golden opportunity.

6-2007 Carling Cup Final vs. Chelsea

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 25:  Referee Howard Webb attempts to split up a brawl between the Arsenal and Chelsea players during the Carling Cup Final match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium on February 25, 2007 in Cardiff, Wale
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Arsenal had used a mixture of fringe players, young players and more experienced players throughout their Carling Cup campaign in 2006/07. It was a policy which was continued in the final as Armand Traore, Justin Hoyte, Denilson, Jeremie Aliadiere and Julio Baptista all started the game. Arsenal took an early lead through a very young Theo Walcott, but the lead was soon cancelled out by Chelsea's Didier Drogba.
Drogba struck again for Chelsea with only six minutes remaining, and Arsenal were unable to find a way back in the 13 added minutes played. The game continued for such a long time firstly because Abou Diaby had knocked John Terry out with a kick to the face while clearing the ball, and then because of a mass brawl in added time. Three players were sent off after the brawl, and Arsenal finished the game with nine players on the field.
It was a game where Drogba yet again proved to be the scourge of Arsenal, and Philippe Senderos in particular. Despite a very good performance from an inexperienced side, they just didn't have enough on the day to meet the power of Chelsea.

7-Birmingham City 2-2 Arsenal, February 2008

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23:  Eduardo da Silva of Arsenal is stretchered off after breaking his leg during the Barclays Premier League match between Birmingham City and Arsenal at St Andrews on February 23, 2008 in Birmingham, England.  (Phot
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Arsenal had sold Thierry Henry to Barcelona in the summer of 2007, and they appeared destined to fall behind in the battle for trophies in England. However, they more than held their own in that season, and headed the table when they paid a visit to Birmingham City on Saturday, February 23rd. Arsenal started brightly, but after less than 10 minutes, the incident which ruined their season occurred.
Eduardo was crudely cut down by Birmingham's Martin Taylor, and the injury he suffered seemed to greatly affect the Arsenal players. It was an horrific injury from which he has not really fully recovered to this day, and he's a player who had such a bright future ahead of him at Arsenal. Birmingham took the lead, and Arsenal looked like it was all too much for them at that stage.
In the second half, Theo Walcott struck twice to put Arsenal ahead and it looked like the points would be theirs. They had a legitimate penalty claim turned down, and then in the final minute the referee gave Birmingham a penalty. Gael Clichy dithered when clearing the ball and he was almost robbed, but he managed to react just in time.
However, the referee saw things differently and Birmingham took their chance to grab a draw. Arsenal captain William Gallas lost the plot and threw a major sulk instead of trying to support his teammates. Arsenal's league season then fell apart, as they took only seven points from their next seven games.
That run included defeats to both Manchester United and Chelsea who were the only teams to finish above them that season. In the end, Arsenal put together a run of four wins in a row to finish the season, but they finished four points behind the eventual winners Manchester United. It was a season which could have ended so differently except for that fateful afternoon.

8-2009 Champions League Semifinal vs. Manchester United

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United shoots and scores the third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2009 in London,
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Arsenal had qualified for the Champions League semifinal in 2009, and when they drew Manchester United there was some real hope of another appearance in the final. Arsenal went to Old Trafford for the first leg and emerged with only a 1-0 defeat despite being completely outplayed. They needed to turn things around in the home leg, and to do so they had to be at their very best.
After only 11 minutes of the game at the Emirates, Arsenal's chances were in tatters, as United led 2-0 through goals from Ji-Sung Park and Cristiano Ronaldo. Arsenal again failed to turn up when it mattered most, but they eventually managed a late consolation from Robin van Persie after United had gone three up. Questions were asked of the Arsenal players' big-game temperament, and those questions are still being asked now two years later.

9-Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal, April 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14:  Theo Walcott of Arsenal is challenged by Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun
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Arsenal had not been beaten by their local rivals Spurs in over 10 years in the Premier League when the two teams met in April 2010. Arsenal were still just about challenging for the Premier League title, but they had to win to keep their chances alive. Arsenal had quite a few injury problems, but they still had a fairly strong team on the night.
Spurs scored an early goal when Manuel Almunia failed to deal with a long-range effort from Danny Rose, and Gareth Bale doubled their lead early in the second half. Arsenal suffered more injuries during the game, but when Robin van Persie was introduced midway through the second half the tide turned in their favour. Nicklas Bendtner pulled a goal back for them late on, but it was too little too late, and another season ended in disappointment.
The bragging rights for North London also disappeared that night, and Arsenal have not beaten Spurs in two league encounters since that game despite having a two-goal lead in each game.

10-2011 Carling Cup Final vs. Birmingham City

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (C) of Arsenal and Laurent Koscielny react after a defensive mistake leading to the Birmingham City winning goal during the Carling Cup Final between Arsenal and Birmingham City at Wembley Stadi
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Arsenal hadn't won a trophy in six years when they met Birmingham City in the 2011 Carling Cup final at the end of last February. They were clear favourites going into the game, as they were challenging for the Premier League title and Birmingham were fighting a battle against relegation. Arsenal had to do without the services of the injured Cesc Fabregas, but they still had enough quality players to win the game.
Birmingham took the lead after half an hour, but Robin van Persie equalised shortly before halftime. During the second half, Arsenal looked the most likely to grab a winner, but Ben Foster had his best game of the season in goal for Birmingham. Arsenal were a little shaky at the back, and in the very last minute, calamity struck.
Wojciech Szczesny came to collect a simple ball into the box, but Laurent Koscielny swung wildly at it and the ball fell to the feet of Obafemi Martins. He rolled it into an empty net and Birmingham saw out the last few minutes to claim a trophy for the first time in a very long time. It's impossible to tell whether Szczesny called for the ball or not, but if he did the mistake was all Koscielny's.
It didn't really matter whose fault it was though, as Arsenal had fallen at the final hurdle yet again.


Msanii wa sanaa ya filamu za kibongo Jaqueline Wolper


SERIKALI imeruhusu mchezo wa timu ya taifa 'Taifa Stars' dhidi ya Algeria na pamoja na mechi baina ya Simba na Yanga kuchezwa kwenye Uwanja wa Taifa Jijini Dar es Salaam.

Stars itacheza na Algeria 'Desert Warriors' Septemba 3 ikiwa ni mechi ya mchujo ya fainali za Kombe la Mataifa ya Afrika zitakazofanyika mwakani Guinea ya Ikweta na Gabon huku kocha wa timu hiyo, Jan Poulsen akitarajiwa kuweka wazi kikosi chake Agosti 25.

Ofisa habari wa Wizara ya Habari Utamaduni na Michezo, Jamali Zuberi aliiambia Mwananchi jana kuwa serikali imeamua kukubaliana na ombi la Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), kutumia uwanja huo kwa kuwa ni suala la kitaifa.

"Mechi za Stars lazima zichezwe Taifa, pia Yanga na Simba wakikutana kwenye ligi kama wataomba kutumia uwanja huo tutawaruhusu kwa kuwa kuna maslahi, lakini mechi zao na timu nyingine kwenye ligi watumie viwanja vingine," alisema Zuberi.

Simba na Yanga kwenye Ligi zinakutana mapema mwezi Oktoba, mara ya mwisho zilikutana wiki iliyopita kwenye mchezo wa Ngao ya Jamii na Yanga kulala mabao 2-0.

Zuberi alisema serikali imeamua kufunga uwanja huo kwa sasa kutokana na gharama za uendeshaji kuwa kubwa na uwanja huo hauwezi kumudu mikiki mikiki ya Ligi kwa kipindi chote kwani kwa kuruhusu hivyo utaharibika.

Serikali ilitangaza kuufunga uwanja huo mara baada ya mechi ya Simba na Yanga kutokana na uharibifu mkubwa uliotokea huku viti vingi vikiwa vimeharibiwa vibaya ikiwa ni pamoja na sehemu za vyoo.


Meneja wa Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson amesifu Danny Welbeck pamoja na kikosi chake cha vijana baada ya ushindi mnono wa mabao 3-0 dhidi ya Tottenham.
Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck

Mshambuliaji huyo, aliyefunga bao la kwanza katika dakika ya 61 kwenye uwanja wa Old Trafford siku ya Jumatatu, alikuwa katika kikosi cha kwanza kilichoanza mechi hiyo wengi wakiwa na umri wa wastani usiozidi miaka 23.
"Kundi hili ni uwezo wa ajabu, kwa kweli wananifanya nikubali kuwachezesha," alisema Ferguson.
"Danny bado ana umri wa miaka 20 tu na anaweza kucheza vizuri sana miaka mingi ijayo."
Welbeck alivutia zaidi katika kipindi cha pili baada ya kipindi kigumu cha kwanza, wakati alipopata shida ya kumiliki mpira.
"Nahisi kipindi cha kwanza, Danny hakucheza kama mshambuliaji wa kati," aliongeza Ferguson.
Welbeck amepata mafanikio akitokea timu za vijana wa Manchester United na alifanikiwa kucheza timu ya wakubwa mwaka 2008 katika mechi dhidi ya Middlesbrough.
Alicheza kwa mkopo katika klabu ya Preston mwanzoni mwa mwaka 2010 kabla ya kujiunga na Sunderland kwa msimu mzima wa 2010-2011.


Manchester City wamekubaliana na Arsenal kumsajili kiungo Samir Nasri. Nasri sasa anaelekea mjini Manchester kwa ajili ya vipimo vya afya.
Samir Nasri

Nasri alifanya mazoezi na Arsenal siku ya Jumanne asubuhi kujiandaa na mchezo wa Klabu Bingwa Ulaya dhidi ya Udinese, utakaochezwa Jumatano. Hata hivyo jina lake liliondolewa kwenye orodha ya wachezaji.
Kiungo huyo kutoka Ufaransa anakwenda Manchester pia kukamilisha mkataba wake ambao unadhaniwa kuwa na thamani ya pauni milioni 25.
Meneja wa City, Roberto Mancini alisema siku ya Jumapili kuwa anataka kumsajili Nasri ndani ya kipindi cha saa 48.

GADDAFI-Sisalimu amri ng'o mpaka nife

Kanali Muammar Gaddafi ameapa kupigana na waasi hadi kifo au ushindi, ripoti zimesema, baada ya waasi kudhibiti makazi yake mjini Tripoli.

Televisheni inayomuunga mkono Kanali Gaddafi, al-Urubah, imesema Kanali Gaddafi ambaye bado hajulikani alipo, ametoa hotuba akisema kuondoka kutoka kwa makazi yake kulikuwa ni ''mpango''.

Makazi hayo ndiyo yaliyokuwa maeneo ya mwisho chini ya udhibiti wa Kanali Gaddafi mjini Tripoli.

Waasi wamekuwa wakisheherekea mafanikio yao katika bustani ya Green Square, mjini Tripoli.

Sanamu ya Gaddafi yaharibiwa.

sanamu ya Gaddafi
Waasi wakikanyaga sanamu ya Gaddafi

Picha za televisheni pia zimeonyesha wapiganaji wakivunja sanamu ya kiongozi huyo na kuipiga mateka baada ya kuuteka Bab al-Aziziya siku ya Jumanne. Waasi hao pia walichukua vifaa mbalimbali katika makazi hayo ya Kanali Gaddafi.

Hata hivyo bado mapambano yanaripotiwa katika mji huo, mkiwemo katika maeneo ya Abu Salim na Hadba na karibu na hoteli ya Rixos, ambapo waandishi wa kigeni wanapoishi.

Mwandishi wa BBC Rana Jawad mjini Tripoli amesema kuwa kuna hisia kuwa huu ndio mwisho wa utawala wa Kanali Gaddafi, lakini sherehe kamili hajitaanza hadi pale yeye na jamaa wake watakapo kamatwa.

Akizungumza na redio moja mjini Tripoli, Kanali Gaddafi ameahidi''kifo au ushindi'' katika mapigano dhidi ya majeshi ya NATO na waasi wa Libya, redio ya al-Urubah ilisema.

Kanali Gaddafi aidha amesema makazi yake yameharibiwa na mashambulio 64 ya angalini ya NATO.

Jumanne asubuhi, wapiganaji wa waasi waliokuwa wamejihami vilivyo walimiminika katika mji mkuu kushiriki katika mashambulio ya Bab al-Aziziya.

Baada ya saa tano ya mapigano makali, walivunja lango kuu na kuvamia makazi hayo.

Waasi walionekana wakiharibu masanamu, mkiwemo sanamu ya dhahabu, ya mkono unaovunja ndege ya kivita ya Marekani. Hema ya Kanali Gaddafi ambayo aliitumia kupokea wageni pia iliteketezwa.

Wametoroka kama panya.

''Tumeshinda makabiliano'' Abdul Hakim Belhaj, kamanda wa ngazi ya juu wa waasi mjini Tripoli aliliambia shirika la al-Jazeera.''Wametoroka kama panya''.

Haijulikani iwapo kanali Gaddafi na jamaa wake walikuwa katika makazi hayo ya Bab al-Aziziya, lakini inaripotiwa kuwa ina mahandaki ya chini kwa chini, yanayounganisha na maeneo mengine ya mji.

Hali sio wazi katika katika mji wa Sirte, alikozaliwa Kanali Gaddafi, ambayo imekuwa ngome ya maafisa wanaomuunga mkono. Ripoti zinasema wanajeshi waliorudishwa nyuma wanaelekea huko.