Friday, August 17, 2012

Robin van Persie: It is an honour to sign for Manchester United

 PEN TO PAPER ... Robin van Persie completes his move to Manchester United
ROBIN VAN PERSIE completed his move to Manchester United roared: It's an honour.
United confirmed they had agreed a fee with Arsenal on Wednesday evening.
And after a medical last night, the final elements of the £22million transfer have been wrapped up.
The deal has been done in time for Van Persie to go straight into Alex Ferguson’s squad for Monday’s trip to Everton.
United announced in a statement: “Robin van Persie has completed his medical, agreed personal terms and signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract until June 2016.” The Dutchman said: “I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great strikers, bringing my experience and playing my part to help the team compete for the biggest trophies in the game.
"I can’t wait to get started.”
Manager Ferguson said: “Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football.  “His talents need no introduction to our fans — he has scored a number of goals against us in some classic battles with his former club.  “His movement, finishing and all-round ability are outstanding.”


* Top players want to play with top players

Robin Van Persie is set to leave Arsenal for Manchester United, yet the move is not about money.
The Londoners’ club skipper is heading to Old Trafford because he must believe playing for United will give him a better chance of winning things. And this will hurt Arsenal fans like hell.

Van Persie joined the Gunners in May 2004, with my former club having just completed an entire season without losing a Premier League game.

This was an absolutely superb football team. It was one that was capable of dominating for many seasons.
 But, year by year, the top players left. Now the days of Jens Lehmann, Ashley Cole, Sol Campbell, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira seem a million years ago.

And since arriving from Feyenoord, Van Persie has managed just one trophy at Arsenal the FA Cup. That was seven years ago. It is a massive shame that the Dutchman is becoming the latest star to leave Arsenal, though I am not surprised. If Arsenal supporters are being honest with themselves, they will not be too shocked either. It is the sign of the times.

The three teams who always look capable of winning things these days are United, Manchester City and Chelsea. United won nothing last season and some people claim Alex Ferguson’s side was one of the poorer teams from his time in charge.

Yet still they only lost the league title on goal difference in the last couple of minutes of the campaign.
 They will still take some beating in 2012-13 and it is extremely rare for United ever to go more than one season without managing to win at least one trophy.

I hate to see top performers leaving the Emirates and it will now become increasingly difficult for the club to keep their other star names. Remember, Theo Walcott is approaching the last year of his contract and let us hope he signs another in a few weeks.

United, City and Juventus have all been interested in Van Persie but I think he has made the right choice.
City are in an exciting period and could be winning things for years to come.

Yet Van Persie is now 29 and the chance of playing for arguably the biggest club in the world is not an opportunity he wants to waste. Top players want to play with top players — and he will obviously fancy the chance of causing some damage up front with England ace Wayne Rooney.

Ferguson always assembles a squad with a winning mentality and Van Persie, understandably, wants to be a part of that. Last season, he carried Arsenal. You have to wonder where they would have finished without his goals tally of 37. I have a lot of sympathy for manager Arsene Wenger but, ultimately, he makes the decisions in terms of playing and offering of contracts.

Some people are saying Van Persie should have shown more loyalty, after all the injuries he has suffered. But as I have said before, the only loyalty in the game currently comes from the fans and this is something that just has to be accepted.

With the exception of the likes of Chelsea’s John Terry and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, players no longer remain at one or even two clubs during their career. Arsenal now find themselves in a tough situation.

They have signed players such as Germany striker Lukas Podolski from Cologne, France forward Olivier Giroud from Montpellier and Spain winger Santi Cazorla from Malaga, who, potentially, could all be superb in the Premier League.

But note I am using the word potentially. Wenger needs these players to hit the ground running, though it is possibly too much to expect all three new boys to do this. Fingers crossed, I hope they all succeed in making an immediate impact. Many Gunners supporters will have looked at the fixture list already to find out the dates of the United games.

It is Old Trafford on November 3, which is my birthday, while United will visit the Emirates on April 27.
I do not imagine Van Persie will get a good reception and I am sure that he will not be expecting one.
Unfortunately, Arsenal must once again move on following the departure of a major name.
You can only wonder what they could have achieved if everyone had stayed.
The Sun; Last Updated: 17th August 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012



TANZANIA kesho inatupa karata yake nyingine katika mashindano ya kimataifa, kwa mwakilishi wake, Lisa Jensen kupanda jukwaani Ordos Stadium Arena kuwania taji la urembo wa dunia, akichuana na vimwana kutoka nchi 116.                                                                        Mashindano hayo ya 61 tangu kuanzishwa kwake, yatavunja rekodi ya idadi kubwa ya washiriki tangu yaanzishwe kwake ambapo Lisa Jensen anaiwakilishi nchi kwa mara ya 19 tangu kufanyika na kupeleka mwakilishi wake mwaka 1994.Miss World iliyoanzishwa mwaka 1951 kwa kushirikisha warembo 26 jukwaani jijini London Uingereza, chini ya uratibu wa marehemu Eric Morley kesho warembo 116 wanapanda jukwaani Ordos Stadium Arena, China ikiwa chini ya uratibu wa mke wa mwanzilishi huyo, Julia Morley.Kwa mujibu wa mtandao wa waandaji hao, nchi zipatazo 160 duniani, zinatarajiwa kutazama moja kwa moja mashindano hayo kupitia luninga, hiyo  ikimaanisha mamilioni ya watu duniani wanatarajia kuona mashindano hayo.
Lisa ambaye aliingia kati ya warembo 45 katika kategoria ya mitindo, mbali ya kuwa mrembo wa 19 kuiwakilisha Tanzania katika mashindano hayo, lakini ana deni kubwa la mafanikio pekee ya Miss Tanzania 2005, Nancy Sumary aliyeingia sita bora ya mashindano hayo na kutwaa taji la Miss World Afrika.
Rekodi hiyo haijafikiwa na mrembo yeyote tangu Tanzania ianze kupeleka mwakilishi wakemwaka 1994 kupitia Aina Maeda. Lisa ambaye alipata nafasi hiyo katika shindano dogo la second chance lililoshirikisha warembo waliopata kushiriki Miss Tanzania katika miaka tofauti kuanzia 2006 alioshiriki yeye, mwaka ambao Wema Sepetu alishinda, nafasi ya pili kutwaliwa na Jokate Mwegelo na Lisa wa tatu.
Kufanyika shindano hilo dogo, kumebadilisha ratiba ya Miss Tanzania mwaka huu, ikimaanisha mshindi wa mwaka huu katika shindano litakalofanyika katikati ya mwezi Oktoba, ataandaliwa kwa mwaka mzima kwa ajili ya shindano la dunia mwakani 2013.
Hiyo itakuwa ni nafasi kubwa kwa Tanzania kupata muda mrefu wa maandalizi, jambo ambalo limekuwa likifanyika katika nchi nyingi ambazo zimepata kufanikiwa katika mashindano hayo. Hii pia ni mara ya kwanza kwa Tanzania kupeleka Miss Tanzania ambaye hakuvikwa taji na mrembo anayemaliza muda wake kutoka na mataji hayo kutofautiana.
Warembo wengine waliopata kushiriki miss World na miaka yao kwenye mabano ni pamoja na Aina Maeda(1994), Emilly Adolf(1995), Shose Sinare(1996), Saida Kessy(1997), Basila Mwanukuzi(1998), Hoyce Temu(1999), Jacquline Ntuyabaliwe 'K-Lyne'(2000),  Happiness Sosthnes Magese (2001), Angela Damas Mutalimwa(2002) na Sylvia Remmy Bahame(2003).
Wengine ni Faraja Kotta(2004), Nancy Sumari(2005), Wema Sepetu(2006), Richa Adhia(2007), Nasreem Karim(2008), Miriam Gerald(2009), Genevieve Emmanuel Mpangala(2010) na Salha Israel anayelishikilia taji hilo ambalo anatarajiwa kuanza kulivua Oktoba.


MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Robin van Persie.
The transfer will be completed as soon as the Dutch striker passes a medical and agrees terms with United.
An official club statement said: "Manchester United are pleased to announce an agreement with Arsenal Football Club for Robin van Persie.
"The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course."

Van Persie, 29, netted 37 goals in all competitions last term, 30 of which were in the Premier League.
His capture will be music to the ears of United boss Alex Ferguson, who has long been an admirer of the Holland international

...RVP is our Wayne man

ALEX FERGUSON landed Robin van Persie last night for £22million. And he promised him the chance to form a dream partnership at Manchester United with Wayne Rooney.
Van Persie will travel to Old Trafford today for a medical after agreeing terms of just over £200,000 a week.
As SunSport said on Tuesday, boss Fergie hoped to complete the transfer before the big kick-off this weekend.
Van Persie, 29, who refused to sign a new deal at Arsenal, has been told he will be played at United as an out-and-out striker. Rooney will operate in a free role behind him.
Fergie had feared Manchester City could still land RVP. City boss Roberto Mancini had insisted that the club were no longer in a position to secure him but United believed this was not the case.
Rooney was also delighted at the news and took to twitter to taunt celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan.
He said: “Arrrr, poor Piers. what’s up now, big man?” Morgan responded by calling Roo “the No 2 striker at Old Trafford”.
United will pay £15m cash up front with the fee rising to a guaranteed £22m. But, depending on other add-ons, Arsenal could still land £24m. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “It’s sad to lose a player of his quality. He had a year left on his deal so we didn’t have the choice.”

When asked if he would spend on new players, Wenger said: “We’ve already recruited to replace him.”
 In a club statement, the Gunners said: “Van Persie will travel up to Manchester on Thursday so he can agree terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed transfer.”

A spokesman for United added: “We are pleased to announce we’ve reached agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Robin Van Persie.” United midfielder Tom Cleverley was told the news after playing in England’s 2-1 win against Italy last night.
And he said: “He’s a great player — he can only make us strong.”

Wenger; We had no choice but to sell Van Persie to Man United

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal were powerless to stop Robin van Persie signing for Manchester United. United sealed the signing of the summer on Wednesday night when Arsenal agreed to sell Van Persie to their Barclays Premier League rivals for £24million. Van Persie arrived at London St Pancras train station today morning ahead of his trip to Manchester to complete his medical. He could be confirmed as United player later in today.
After weeks of negotiating with Arsenal and the Holland striker, United have beaten Manchester City and Juventus to Van Persie’s signature and the 29-year-old will have a medical at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Manager Arsene Wenger has the best part of two weeks to spend some of the money before the transfer window is closed.
He said on French TV on Wednesday night: ‘It’s sad to lose a player of his quality. He had only one year left on his contract so we didn’t have the choice.’
Sir Alex Ferguson has finally got his man by agreeing a deal for Robin van Persie Asked who he would recruit, Wenger said: 'We already signed Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.'
Van Persie is the first Arsenal player to join United since Viv Anderson in 1987 and the move has riled Gunners fans, who took to Twitter to abuse him.
United are understood to have agreed a £15m downpayment for last season’s Footballer of the Year and Players’ Player — who scored 30 Premier League goals for last season. That will rise to £24m depending on appearances. Van Persie is expected to sign a four-year contract worth over £200,000 a week.
A statement on United’s website said: ‘Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Robin van Persie. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.’
In signing Van Persie, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has laid down a clear marker ahead of the new season. It is the first time the club have paid  for a big name since Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham for £30.75m in 2008. Having decided two or three years ago they would not sign players over the age of 27, United have signified just how far they are prepared to go to wrest the title back from City.
Final hurdle: The protracted deal will be concluded when Van Persie has a medical on Thursday
City manager Roberto Mancini will be particularly irritated that United have been allowed to steal his top target from under his nose, and this will test his strained relationship with the club’s football administrator Brian Marwood still further.
Van Persie was on Wednesday night with Holland, who lost a friendly 4-2 to Belgium. He is expected to fly to Manchester early on Thursday morning.
His departure will leave Arsenal fans angry that yet another of their star players has decided to depart in search of an improved salary and better prospects for  winning major honours.
Van Persie follows Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, who left a year ago, although the club recovered from a poor start — including an 8-2 demolition by United at Old Trafford — to finish third.
Talisman: Van Persie bagged the vast majority of Arsenal's goals last season
Michael Carrick, who was on duty with England on Wednesday, was first to comment on the deal.
He said: 'Someone mentioned in the dressing room about Van Persie and if it goes through, it will be brilliant. He had a terrific season and he will further strengthen our squad. It is a great boost going into the new season.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


 The music video of Beyonce dedicated to WHD with her song, I was here , will be shot along with a live projection mapping event in the UN General Assembly Hall on 15th August 2012
The World Humanitarian Day is marked every year on 15th August 2012.
2012 Theme: “I Was Here”.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Sailing Boat - Mercedes Benz Cup 2012

  Meneja Masoko wa CFAO Motors Tharaia Ahmed (Kulia) na  Mkurugenzi wa Biashara  wa CFAO Motors Wayne Mcintosh (kushoto) katika picha ya pamoja ya washindi wa kwanza hadi wa tatu walioshiriki mashindano ya Boti zinazokwenda kwa upepo (Sailing Boat) ya  Mercedes Cup 2012 baada ya kukabidhiwa vikombe na zawadi zao yaliyofanyika katika fukwe za Yatch Club jijini Dar es Salaam mwishoni mwa wiki.  Mashindano hayo yanayofanyika kila mwaka yamedhaminiwa na Kampuni ya CFAO Motors.
Meneja Masoko wa CFAO Motors Tharaia Ahmed akikabidhi Kombe kwa timu ya washindi wa  kwanza wa mashindano ya Boti zinazokwenda kwa kutumia upepo (Sailing Boat) ya Mercedes Cup 2012 Al Bush na Jeppe yaliyofanyika katika fukwe za Yatch Club Jijini Dar es Salaam. Wa kwanza kushoto ni Mkurugenzi wa Biashara  wa CFAO Motors Wayne Mcintosh. Mashindano hayo yanayofanyika kila mwaka yamedhaminiwa na Kampuni ya CFAO Motors.

Olympic Closing Ceremony

Football superstar: Pele appears on stage, wearing Brazilian colours, for a performance with former street cleaner Renato Sorriso
 Brian May of Queen performs together with Jessie J during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
 The Spice Girls reformed to perform a spectacular set on the top of black London taxis at the closing ceremony
Traditionally, the closing ceremony is a chance to celebrate what the athletes have achieved, with Lord Coe describing the night as a time to "party, party, party."Entering the Olympic Stadium, the audience was treated to a vision of working London wrapped in newspaper as they were taken to the heart of the capital's busy rush hour.As well as typically rainy weather forecasts and stocks and shares, the reams of print celebrated British literary greats from the earliest surviving Anglo-Saxon poetry to current poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, with extracts from Shakespeare and Milton along the way.A series of ramps - covering the track where Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis made history - formed a black and white Union Jack, the first of many versions of the flag to feature in the extravaganza.Unwrapped on a newspaper rubbish truck, singer Emeli Sande, who performed in the opening ceremony, delighted the crowds with hit song Read All About It.Percussion group Stomp emerged to swing from the scaffolding, playing models of the capital's landmarks including Big Ben and the London Eye as if they were instruments.
 Supermodels Lily Cole, Karen Elson, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell walk the catwalk in a show of British beauty and designWithin moments, The Beatles' hit Because, performed by London gospel choir Urban Voices Collective, merged into Edward Elgar's Salut d'Amour by cellist Julian Lloyd Webber on top of the Royal Albert Hall. As the morning traffic jam came to life, newspaper-clad vehicles from black cabs and vintage cars to folding bikes revved their engines and honked their horns as newspaper-dressed businessmen and women portrayed a busy Monday morning on Waterloo Bridge.Winston Churchill, played by King's Speech actor Timothy Spall, stood atop Big Ben reciting the same lines from Shakespeare's The Tempest which helped open the Games 16 days ago: "Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises."As the deafening noise grew to a crescendo, Churchill brought the worldwide audience's focus to the royal box as a fanfare announced the arrival of Prince Harry and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.As Union flags were waved from car windows, the packed stadium was led in the British National Anthem by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Urban Voices Collective.