Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Fellaini on fire

Marouane Fellaini has been on fire so far this season .  After tormenting Man United's defence in the first match and scoring the winner, he scored again in the second game of the season against Aston Villa.  Steven Pienaar looks terrified.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

SotD: Nas & Damian Marley-Strong will continue

Milan and Inter swap strikers

Inter and Milan have today officially announced swapping strikers. Antonio Cassano went to Inter and Giampaolo Pazzini (plus 7m. Euros) went to Milan.

The duo of x-Sampdoria strikers are involved in the most high-profile exchange of players in the Campionato   due to the fierce rivalry between the two clubs.  However, the economic crisis seems to have seriously hit both Milan giants as their yearly budget has been significantly reduced.

Arsenal's Andre Santos arrested after being involved in car chase

Andre Santos,29, Brazilian left-back of Arsenal FC was arrested last Friday morning near the Arsenal training ground for driving his sports car eratically and failing to stop when the police noticed.

Fast Santos is believed to have been driving his Maserati GT at over 130mph in an attempt to escape but was finally arrested and then bailed . 

It seems Arsenal players are not that underpaid after all

Luckily for him, the police decided not to brethalyse him. However, I suspect that Arsene Wenger won't be very happy with the Brazilian's antics.  He will now only be allowed to drive his second car to the Arsenal training , a pimped-out Smart that Santos was recently showing off to his team-mates.

The pimped-out Smart of Andre Santos

Sex on wheels:Porsche 918 Spyder

I have always been a huge Porsche fan but the company left me drooling with their first hybrid production. The Porsche 918 Spyder was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 and a limited production of the vehicle was announced for those few lucky ones.

A price tag of $845000 makes sure this beauty will remain a dream for us non-millionaires.   The Spyder is powered by a 3.4 litre V8 engine, developing 580 horsepower (430 kW), with two electric motors delivering an additional 218 horsepower (163 kW). Total horsepower: 718hp!!

This ultra-efficient, low-emission, mid-engine super sports car is not only visually stunning, it features hybrid and electric drive technology that allows it to consume only three liters per 100 kilometers (78 miles)!!!!!!!

Press Release info (from

The 918 Spyder concept combines high-tech racing features with electric-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities. For example, it is planned to provide an emission level of just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of only three liters/100 kilometers (equal to approximately 78 mpg U.S.), which is truly outstanding, even for an ultra-compact city car. This car, however, is intended to offer the performance of a super sports car with acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph), and a lap time on the Nordschleife of N ̧rburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT.

A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to choose among four different running modes: The E-Drive mode is for running the car under electric power alone, with a range of up to 25 km or 16 miles. In the Hybrid mode, the 918 Spyder uses both the electric motors and the combustion engine as a function of driving conditions and requirements, offering a range from particularly fuel-efficient all the way to extra-powerful.
The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. Most of the drive power goes to the rear wheels, with Torque Vectoring serving to additionally improve the carís driving dynamics.
In the Race Hybrid mode the drive systems are focused on pure performance with the highest standard of driving dynamics on the track, running at the limit to their power and dynamic output. With the battery sufficiently charged, a push-to-pass button feeds in additional electrical power (E-Boost), when overtaking or for even better performance.
With the hybrid drive system offering this wide range of individual modes and applications, the 918 Spyder is able either to achieve lap times comparable to those of a thoroughbred racing car, or the extremely low emissions and high fuel economy figures of a plug-in hybrid.

And a video about the Car's development

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Kevin Mirallas signs for Everton

Everton have today announced the capture of Olympiacos' Belgian International Striker Kevin Mirallas for 6.7m Euros.

Mirallas, who had scored 34 goals in 52 matches for the Greek champions and was worshiped like a God in Greece, should be considered as an excellent addition to the Everton squad and another clever move by David Moyes, as the Belgian has displayed both the technique and goal scoring ability required to succeed in the most competitive League of the world, the Premier League. He also possesses great speed and footwork.
Mirallas has also scored 5 goals in 28 matches for the Belgium National Team.
Here is a video that should silence all doubters.

Good Luck Kevin and thanks for the memories

The Boca Juniors Earthquake

When the Boca fans are celebrating...prepare for an earthquake

SotD: Iced Earth-Dracula

I am the dragon of blood, a relentless prince of pain

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Lifestyle gadgets: Living the Dude's lifestyle

Legendary  "Big Lebowski'

This is some cool shit maaaaaaan!

Merchandise available from:

SotD: Pendulum-Fasten your seatbelts

Don't listen to this while driving, specifically avoid when drunk.

RVP signs for Man Utd, Arsenal fans are not happy

Robin Van Persie is widely expected to complete his move to Old Trafford after Man Utd and Arsenal agreed a transfer in the range of 30m euros. Van Persie, 29,who only had one year left on his current contract at Arsenal had made his intentions clear about leaving the club next summer in his quest for trophies (and more money).

Robin Van Persie arriving today in Manchester.

Arsene Wenger stated that although he was unhappy to see his last season's top scorer leave, he was left with no options but to sell the wantaway striker.  Undoubtedly, this will impact both clubs ahead of the new season, as the x-Arsenal skipper is a world class player. Man Utd fans are already drooling in the prospect of watching Van Persie alongside Rooney upfront next year, while unhappy Arsenal fans are protesting for Van Persie's lack of loyalty by burning their Arsenal shirts with his name and number for completing the move to their arch rivals.

What remains to be seen now, is whether the injury prone Van Persie will succeed in establishing himself in United's first 11 and who got the best deal, SAF with the captur of Van Persie or Arsene Wenger with the 30m?

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Headbangers Alert: Iced Earth Alive in Limassol 2012

Iced Earth, the Legendary American Power Metal band, after their successful first ever appearance in Cyprus last year, return to our island for the professional recording of their upcoming CD/DVD production "Alive in Cyprus 2012".  The concert will take place at Ancient Kourion Theatre on 19/08/2012.

Message from Jon Schaffer (Captain/Guitarist):

My metal brothers and sisters!

As some of you know, we are going to record a new DVD later this summer in the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus.

As I said in a recent post, the decision of which city around the world to film a show was not an easy one, considering all the great responses we received on these last 2 legs of the world tour. But in the end, the atmosphere in Cyprus was so electric and intense that we felt this was the obvious choice this time around.

Well, not only are the crowds in Cyprus amazing, but you can see what an awesome and intimate atmosphere we will be recording in by following the link below.

This theater has been around for thousands of years and has been witness to the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Empires. This will be a truly spectacular place to film, and the boys and I can’t wait to make it happen. We have a hell of a set list and show planned that will span the entire Iced Earth catalog!

I urge any fans around the world, that have the means to travel, to get their tickets soon and join us on August 19th, 2012, in the beautiful and historic country of Cyprus, for an event that will surely be one of the highlights of Iced Earth’s history.

Best to you all, and see you on the road soon!

Jon Schaffer

HUGE honor for our SMALL island!! This is their second ever redording in the "Alive" series after the "Alive in Athens" CD.

The trailer for the "Alive in Athens" concert

1500 tickets were released for the concert. Online tickets are sold out, you can now buy your tickets and become a part of Metal history from:
Music Gallery
Ant Comix
Music Gallery
Brent Cross (both of them)
Coffee Shop Agias Fylaxews 145
Music Gallery
Music Gallery

We've got ours

Melancholy-Iced Earth Alive in Athens

Monica Cruz is the new face of Agent Provocateur

Monica looking hot for the new Agent Provocateur campaign. Click to enlarge.

Also a little video...