Liverpool FC sends its proudest trophy down south (but only for a little while).

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. THE Champions League Trophy which Liverpool won to keep last seasonhas travelled to London to help sell the region.

Liverpool FC loaned the priceless trophy to tourism and investment body The Mersey Partnership for the Confex International Conference and Exhibition Show at Earl’s Court.

VLM Airlines, which operates the only Liverpool to London air route following the Daily Post’s Fight for a Flight Campaign, was tasked with transporting the Cup safely to London earlier this week.


TMP’s Liverpool and Merseyside stand at Confex features some of the city region’s key conference and exhibition attractions, including Liverpool FC, Aintree Racecourse, Radisson SAS Liverpool, Devonshire House Hotel, Liverpool Arena Convention Centre, and Knowsley Hall.

The company brought over their Fokker F-50 “City of Liverpool” aircraft especially for the occasion and treated the Cup to its own personal seat for the flight.

From left: James Wood, of The Mersey Partnership, David Nye, of VLM Airlines, and Tom Cassidy, of Heathcotes at Anfield pose with the Champions League Trophy


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Gotta Love Those Red Devils!?

It was like Men against Boys

Although i don’t “Love” Man United, my Father has been a supporter of them for a long time (since i can remember) and i love the way they play good attractive football.

United look on course for there 4th European Cup, and in all honesty they deserve it

Most Impressive performance ive seen in a long time. Anyway the game was up within 10 minutes. Only disappointing part was Fletcher getting sent off for one of the best challenges ive ever seen. Ronaldo ran the show, and caused the Arsenal defence havoc.

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And the reason behind this can be concluded as the management has put him in reserve players. No matter how bad all that sounds, we can talk about some good news happening in Arsenal FC as well. And as a motivation, Andrei Arshavin, Russian midfielder has won the Best Russian Player prize in August. Similarly, Tom Cruise is also planning to leave Arsenal FC. According to Arjen, Rafa is the best midfield player of the Premier League, and that could be a big trouble for Arsenal FC. Below, I will talk about the latest changes that are going on in the club since the last season.

Arjen Robben, one of the Dutch players of the team, believes that Robin Van Persie will be extremely disturbed because of his team-mate Rafael Van Der Vaart has enrolled with Tottenham, sooner than playing in Arsenal FC. Arjen believes that the entry of Van Der Vaart in the team will help Tottenham to get stronger than Gunners. That means the managers need to do things that will keep their fans faith alive.

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Let me give you the link to an informative webiste about Arsenal FC here: Arsenal news now. Tom has been in the reserve for the previous season as well.

Arsenal FC supporters have been trying to create a pressure on Arsene Wenger as he is not getting a goalkeeper for the present summer season, though it gives the impression that Mark Schwarzer is irritated for not getting entry in the team. One of the latest surveys carried out along the fans shows that they are losing their faith to their favorite Arsenal Football Club. . Rafas transfer will definitely affect the performance of the team. You can read about the latest news and Arsenal transfer rumors on this blog.

For the last couple of months, Arsenal Football Club was facing with some transfer problems, as most of their seasoned players were moving to other clubs or getting out of the team. Due to this, the supporters showed their emotions and feelings during the matches and outside the stadium. And as you noticed, both good and bad things are going on right now. 17 year old striker Ryo Miyaichi will be joining Arsenal FC by the end of this year.

These were some of the latest transfer news of Arsenal

How the Structure of Antibody was Deduced

It produced two identical fragments (each with a molecular weight of 45,000), called Fab fragments and one fragment called Fc fragment. “Gerald Edelman – Biography” (Accessed March 15, 2010)

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Edelman dissociated the molecule by reducing the interchain disulfide bonds. This proved that Fab consists of a heavy and light chain portion while Fc fragment contains only portions of heavy chain. Porter subjected IgG to brief digestion with the enzyme papain and separated the fragments. degree in 1954. The two shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1972. “Rodney Porter – Biography” (Accessed March 15, 2010)

The tetra-peptide structure of antibody moleculeThe antibody is an important functional end product of the humoral branch of the adaptive immune system. The remaining puzzle was to determine how the enzyme digestion products Fab, F(ab)2 and Fc were related to the heavy chain and light chain reduction products.

How the Final Pieces of the Puzzle Fell in Place

Porter finally answered the question by using antisera from goat that had been immunized with either the Fab fragments or the Fc fragments of rabbit IgG. It forms a roughly Y shaped structure, where the arms make up what is known as the Fab (fragment, antigen-binding) region and the stem makes up the Fc (fragment, crystallizable) region.

Rodney Porter

Our knowledge of basic antibody structure comes from a variety of experimental observations. He obtained two fractions, one with a MW of 25,000 (light chain) and one with a MW of 50,000 (heavy chain).. Later he became a Professor of the Rockefeller University.

Experiments of Porter and Edelman

Edelmans and Porters experimental approaches were quite different. 2000. In 1949, he joined the scientific staff of the National Institute of Medical Research and was there until 1960 when he joined St. Early experiments by Tiselius and Kabat had proved the presence of an entity in the serum (gamma globulin fraction) which bound with the antigen.

Basic Structure of Immunoglobulin

An antibody molecule is made up of two heavy chains (each with MW 50,000) and two light chains (each with MW 25,000). This treatment cleaves only the most susceptible bonds. Freeman and Co., NY, USA.

Another scientist, Alfred Nisonoff, had a similar approach to Porter, only he used a different enzyme – pepsin. Marys Hospital Medical School, London University as the first Pfizer Professor for Immunology.

Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman was born in 1929 in New York, USA. After serving as a Captain in the US Army, he joined the Rockefeller Institute from where he received his Ph.D degree in 1960. He subjected the IgG molecule to mercaptoethanol treatment which irreversibly cleaves the disulfide bonds. Kuby Immunology, 4th ed. H. J. Rodney Porter was born in Lancashire, England in 1917. A. He found that the antibody to the Fab fragment could react with both the H and the L chains, whereas antibody to the Fc fragment reacted only with the H chain. W. He remained at the Institute and eventually became Associate Dean of graduate studies, a position from which he retired in 1966. He did his B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry in 1939 at the University of Liverpool and did his Ph.D under the supervision of the great Frederick Sanger in 1948. Both first separated the gamma-globulin fraction of serum into high-and low molecular weight fractions. The heavy chains are attached to each other, whereas the light chains are bound to heavy chains, by means of covalent bonds and many non-covalent linkages. Goldsby, T. Kindt, and B. They both studied the low molecular weight fraction, which contained a 150,000 MW gamma-globulin designated as immunoglobulin G (IgG). Pepsin digestion of IgG yielded a single 100,000 MW fragment composed of two Fab-like fragments and designated F(ab)2. A. Osborne. In the 1950s and 1960s, experiments by Rodney Porter and by Gerald Edelman elucidated the basic structure of the immunoglobulin molecule. He received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in 1950. R. It is produced by plasma cells (terminally-differentiated B cells) after being activated by helper T cells. These antibodies are capable of binding to the offending foreign entity (bacterium or virus) and help other mechanisms to remove or destroy them. He then attended the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania from where he received his M.D

European Soccer Leagues Explained

Amateur teams can be promoted into the professional ranks and the worst pro teams and be dropped to amateurs. It’s easy to understand: the best players compete for their country with national teams advancing through qualifying tournaments in order to play in the big show. The UEFA stands for the “Union of European Football Associations.”

First of all, every major soccer country has it’s own professional league, all playing with the same FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)rules. Because of this, every game holds great significance, both financially and in terms of prestige.. PLAYERS

THE NATIONAL CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS (I.E. Why are there players from Brazil playing in Manchester, England? What are all these terms I keep hearing about: Premierships, First league, FA Cup?

The championship in these leagues is based on the best record over the course of the season, and the teams play each other twice or four times. So, there are opportunities for all of the professional and amateur clubs to play each other. This year, it was Barcelona versus Manchester United, with the underdog Barcelona coming out on top. These national club leagues often have two or more divisions, with the top division getting the most attention, and hence making the most money. In Spain, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Valencia play in their Primera Liga, and in Italy, AC Milan and Inter Milan play in their top Serie A league.

These teams play mid-week (most national club games are on weekends), through four phases of play which eventually qualifies only two teams for the championship game. The winner is the National Club Champion.

While the extra money gives the teams in the top league the best chance of remaining in the top league, that position is performance-based. I’ll use the term “soccer” instead of “football” to avoid confusion with North American football.

Beneath these teams are the amateur leagues comprised of regional or local teams, with players playing only for a small stipend. FA CUP)

Since the placement in leagues is based on play from the previous year, it’s possible that a team from the second, third or even amateur division might actually be the best in the country. While not every team is invited (usually it’s the less successful Division 1 teams and the top from each lower division and amateur leagues).


Like the NHL or NBA, teams are allowed to field the best team they can afford, and they sign players from around the world to multi-million dollar contracts if they think they can help them to win. No advancement through divisions occurs from the results of this league, and the top teams often play their second string. And the prestige of these competitions varies from country to country. The best of the top division clubs have multi-million dollar budgets that rival North American professionals sports. That’s why a player like Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo played for England’s Manchester United this year, and Argentina’s Lionel Messi played for Barcelona. The top division in England, for example, is called the Premier League and usually includes teams such and Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. This game receives huge international attention.

This article is for those of you who don’t understand European soccer and how the different leagues and championships operate.

The World Cup is the highest profile soccer tournament on earth. A 2006 BBC survey showed that the average wage per year for players in England’s Premier league was 676,000 pounds sterling, or about $1.1 million dollars per year.

While these national league and cup competitions are taking place, the professional league champion from each country (based on last year’s results), and a few second-place finishers, are simultaneously competing in the UEFA Champions League. But what about all the other leagues and championships that take place between the World Cup. In Germany, however, cup competitions get little attention.


To answer these questions I did some research and what follows is a quick summary. Teams from the bottom of the First League (often the bottom three) are “relegated” or “dropped” to the second division in the next season, and the top three teams from the second division are promoted to the top division. The same exchange occurs between the second and third division, if there is one.

These National Cup competitions are single elimination and take place throughout the season, usually in the amateur club’s venues — which can create quite a stir. Understanding how these leagues work has already made me into more of a soccer fan – I now understand what’s going on and what’s at stake. In England, the chance of seeing a huge upset makes the matches very popular and its FA Cup Final is a major event

Luis Suarez: Lack of pressure the difference at Barcelona over Liverpool – Liga 2015-2016 – Football

That allows me to be more calm.”

[RELATED: Wenger: I feel no sympathy for Liverpool after they sold Suarez and Sterling]

Luis Suárez, FC Barcelona – AFP

As for his time at Liverpool, Suarez says life was very different with the pressure of each game taking its toll on him.

“At Liverpool, even without anyone demanding it of me, I forced myself to do things to help the team to work,” he said. I took it internally and it hurt me.

“Obviously I can improve further. The most important thing is to have the desire to improve and with quality players around is always easier to do it.”

He added: “You learn a lot just by seeing what they do.”


Messi, Ronaldo & Suarez to run for UEFA best player of season – Eurosport.

While at Liverpool, Suarez says he “forced himself to do things to help the team work”, but he does not feel the need to do so at Barcelona where he is surrounded by the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar.

It has been a refreshing change for Suarez, who says “not everything depends on me” at the Camp Nou, which has allowed him to enjoy his football again.

Asked what he appreciates most about playing for Barcelona, he said: “Coming to the pitch and enjoying it.

“I did it before, but in a different way.

“There are other players that stand out more than me and not everything depends on me.

[RELATED: Suarez: I was right to leave Liverpool for Barcelona]

“When there was a bad game I was always criticised. Today I do not feel as much pressure as I felt in other teams

Western Union’s UEFA Europa League PASS Campaign Scores for Education

Western Unions funding is supporting activities including teacher training and curriculum development; financial literacy, vocational and life skills training for adolescents; school improvements; eliminating barriers to school access, and more. We are proud to work with Western Union to help more children access a quality education and provide them with a chance for a better future.

The Western Union PASS initiative is not only meeting its objectives in terms of on-the-ground delivery; it is also driving awareness of the global education issue highlighted by the companys broader Education for Better campaign and attracting some high profile support from within the game.


UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. For more information, visit In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. This will allow Western Union, with its extensive network of approximately 515,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories, to engage its customers and Agents in the excitement of the UEFA Europa League.

Where I come from, many children face challenges that prevent them from completing school, explained Vieira, the former AS Cannes, AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Juventus, FC Internazionale Milano, Manchester City FC and French international player, who was born in Senegal before moving to France at the age of eight and is currently manager of the Elite Development Squad at Manchester City FC. This commitment to education will help UNICEF invest in training teachers, and provide vocational and life skills guidance to improve young peoples chances of completing school and successfully transitioning into the workplace as adults, said Grard Bocquenet, UNICEF Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships.

Football was my ticket to success, but for the vast majority of young people education is the key that allows them to become whatever they want to be. The Western Union Foundation, is a separate 501(c)(3) recognized United States charity.

During the first year, Western Unions PASS collaboration with UNICEF focused on education programs in Nigeria, Jamaica and Turkey, and education programs will be supported starting later this year in Brazil, Senegal, Morocco and China.

We are grateful for Western Unions continued support of UNICEF. The worlds largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. For more information about UNICEF and its work


Through PASS, we wanted to harness the power of football to build awareness of the global education challenge the world faces as well as deliver on-the-ground support that will make a difference to young people and their communities. Funding from the PASS initiative will help enable UNICEF to implement these interventions, aiming to provide access to one million days of education for children. In February, former Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos met with students supported by UNICEF and the PASS initiative in Istanbul, Turkey. This sponsorship of the worlds largest club competition, comprising 193 professional football teams from 53 countries, provides Western Union with a unique opportunity for worldwide brand visibility, with the competition broadcast in more than 200 countries and territories, and enjoying a global live match unique reach of 634 million per season.


About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Through its signature program, Education for Better, and with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Through the program, Western Union is committed to supporting education in select countries around the world. Later that same month, former Eintracht Frankfurt star and Nigerian international, Jay-Jay Okocha, also lent his support. PASS lead ambassador, Patrick Vieira, will travel to Senegal with Western Union and UNICEF immediately after this seasons UEFA Europa League Final to see how the funds donated to UNICEF through the PASS initiative will impact childrens lives and help them complete their education.

About the Western Union Foundation

The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. Whats so impactful about this initiative is that what players are doing on the pitch is being translated off it, by Western Union, into funding that will benefit students, teachers and schools across the world. This partnership will run to the UEFA Europa League Final in 2015. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. As of March 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs. To learn more, visit

About Western Unions UEFA Europa League Sponsorship

In July 2012, Western Union announced a three year deal as the new Global Partner and the Presenting Sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. That is why its been very rewarding to see the education funding being delivered in these countries and why this end of season report is so positive. Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world. These funds have been pledged to more than 2,720 nongovernmental organizations in more than 133 countries and territories.

Moving money for better is at the heart of what we do as a company, and education is one of the main reasons our customers send money, explained Diane Scott, Western Union Chief Product and Marketing Officer and Western Union Foundation Board Member. Particularly in places that need it most, like Senegal, so Im hugely looking forward to travelling back there later this week said Vieira. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders.

The PASS initiative will run for the three years of Western Unions sponsorship of the UEFA Europa League through to the 2015 final.

SL Benfica will take on Sevilla FC at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, which will take the number of passes completed during Western Unions sponsorship term to date to more than 350,000 having reached 170,000 at the end of the 2012/13 season. Since its inception, The Western Union Foundation has paid more than $96.0 million in grants and other giving.

Western Unions PASS initiative has been turning every successful pass made during the 2012/13, current and next season of the UEFA Europa League into support for access to quality education for young people around the world. The agreement also provides video, digital and social media content opportunities, and use of the UEFA Europa League brand assets.

TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the day of the UEFA Europa League Final 2014, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services and Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, together with the Western Union Foundation, announces the contribution to education that its PASS initiative has been making after a second season of the programme that has supported UNICEF secondary education programs in Jamaica, Nigeria and Turkey

Rush Limbaugh’s The Way Things Ought To Be (Book Review)

In short, the Maha Rushie (in collaboration with Bo Snerdley) writes a book certain to leave feminazis and environmentalist wackos across the Fruited Plain on the near brink of assuming room temperature as they read statements that are documented to be almost always right; 97.9 percent of the time!

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. So be warned… If you’ve never heard the show, then this book may well be the method by which you are drawn in. Unlike his second book, “See, I Told You So”, which deals in great part with the infant Clinton administration and the current events of the early 1990′s, “The Way Things Ought To Be” is just what its title suggests – a point-by-point analysis of what ails America. If you love The Rush Limbaugh Show, this book is a treasured classic. Read this book only on the condition that you’re prepared to become an EIB (Excellence In Broadcasting) addict – the only healthful addiction known to man!

Rush Limbaugh’s The Way Things Ought To Be (Book Review)

by: Britt Gillette

Few books have rocked the publishing world like Rush Limbaugh’s “The Way Things Ought To Be” (which he wrote by utilizing “talent on loan from God”…) This book, along with author’s daily radio program, literally launched a revolution – touching everything from the composition of Congress in 1994 to the resurrection of AM talk radio. The first four chapters of the book tackle Rush’s personal road to success, the birth of his nationally-syndicated radio show, and the groundswell of popular support that rose up to embrace it.

The remainder of the book deals with timeless issues such as abortion, defending the 1980′s (and specifically Ronald Reagan’s record), AIDS, congressional malfeasance, animal rights, radical environmentalism, multiculturalism, feminism, the homeless, and Hollywood elitists. The book ends with an optimistic look at where the nation is headed, as well as section titled “The Limbaugh Lexicon” that acts as a dictionary for people unfamiliar with the show and its unique vocabulary. For the most part, all of these issues are at the forefront of the national debate to this day, making “The Way Things Ought To Be” as relevant for our time as when it was first published.

Concluding his book, Rush inserts a special chapter titled “Ronald Reagan: Setting Things Straight”. Here, he tells the true story of the 1980′s and the Reagan presidency, one you will never hear from your friends in the mainstream media

Spain win World Cup after Iniesta’s extra-time goal

Now let’s get down to the action.

Nelson Mandela is in the crowd. Fernando Torres comes on for Villa for the final 15 minutes with Spain hoping he can work his magic when it matters. SPA is the better side but I still believe HOL will win.

Spain made the brighter start Sergio Ramos going close twice, but the Dutch finished the half looking a little stronger although winning few friends for their robust approach.

45 minutes: Dutch finish half on a high note as Arjen Robben’s shot is tipped away by Casillas.

37 minutes: Pedro sends a shot wide after a promising attack but it’s hardly a feast of attacking football.

Half an hour gone and after a promising start the 19th World Cup final is turning into an attritional battle with plenty of fouls, some unpleasant.

That’s an outrageous challenge from De Jong. We are into double figures now.

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10 minutes: Ramos waltzes down the Dutch right and sends in a vicious cross shot which is cleared for a corner and in the follow up Xabi Alonso’s cross finds David Villa who shoots into the sidenetting.

110 minutes: Gregory van der Wiel becomes eighth Dutch player to be shown a yellow card.

22 minutes: Now Ramos has gone into the book for a sliding tackle on Kuyt. Again..tweets Stuart Holden and as a Premier League player with Bolton he should know.

81 minutes: Iniesta nearly squirms his way through but is denied by a last-ditch tackle from the Dutch man of the tournament Sneijder.

77 minutes: Iniesta has been subjected to some tough tackling all night and after another strong challenge from van Bommel extracts a little revenge and sees yellow. He’s lucky to still be on the pitch.

Four minutes: Spain nearly take an early lead as Sergio Ramos sees his header tipped away by Maarten Stekelenburg.

The deciding match is upon us. Penalties looming.

HALF-TIME: Goalless at the break in the 19th World Cup final which has seen five yellow cards with Nigel De Jong of the Netherlands lucky to still be on the pitch after a reckless challenge on Xabi Alonso.

60 minutes: First change of the match with Jesus Navas on for Spain in place of Pedro who has faded after a promising start.

82 minutes: Robben outpaces Puyol who does just enough to hinder his progress and Casillas gathers the ball.

108 minutes: Heitinga pulls back Iniesta and is the first man to be shown red, hardly surprising after a night of 11 yellow cards.

27 minutes: How is de Jong not sent off there?? Reckless challenge..

115 minutes: Sneijder’s free kick takes a double deflection but Spain escape with a goal kick. Almost losing count now but that’s the ninth and apparently an unwanted World Cup record.

76 minutes: A totally unmarked Sergio Ramos meets a corner from just a few meters out and sends it over the crossbar.

55 minutes: Spain hearts in their mouths as Villa left writhing on the floor and John Heitinga goes into the book, number five for the Dutch.

53 minutes: Dutch captain Giovanni Van Bronckhorst marks his final game with a yellow card.

48 minutes: Puyol attacks the ball from a corner and it leaves Joan Capdevila with a chance but he fluffs his volley. Alonso is lucky not to have cracked ribs, tweets a hot-under-the-collar CNN Armchair fan Matt Booth.

Looks like the jubilani for the final has gold rings instead of green and red.

61 minutes: Golden, golden chance for the Dutch. WOW tweets CNN’s Ben Wyatt.

Latest team news: European champions Spain left star striker Fernando Torres on the bench for the World Cup final against Holland as coach Vicente Del Bosque opted for the same starting line-up that beat Germany in the semifinals.

Young Barcelona winger Pedro will play up front again alongside the prolific David Villa. Robben is unhappy that he is not awarded a free kick and receives a yellow card. Robben sent clean through by Sneijder and he must score but for a crucial touch by Spain keeper Casillas who sticks out his right leg to divert the ball for a corner. I wonder if this one works any better? CNN’s armchair fan Matt Booth tweets rather cynically !

Seven minutes: First shot of the match for the Dutch – a long-range effort from Dirk Kuyt but Spain look the more menacing side by far.

96 minutes: End-to-end goalmouth action and from a Dutch corner Joris Mathijsen is nearly an unlikely scorer. Iniesta is booked for his celebration but that hardly matters now. 2-2 on cards.

21 minutes: Mark van Bommel clatters into Andres Iniesta and is perhaps lucky just to escape with a yellow card.

17 minutes: Wesley Sneijder into action for first time with a low shot which might have tested Iker Casillas who safely gathers.

16 minutes: Spain central defender Carles Puyol joins van Persie in Howard Webb’s book.

14 minutes: Further sign of Dutch frustration as Robin van Persie booked for a clumsy tackle. Both sides have had gilt-edged chances in the second half, with Robben twice denied by Casillas when clean through and Villa and Ramos going close for Spain. Again..

92 minutes: Strong Spanish appeals for a penalty are waved away by referee Howard Webb.

104 minutes: Van Bronckhorst’s career has ended with his substitution just before the end of the first half of extra-time.

86 minutes: Cesc Fabregas second Spanish subsitution for Alonso in an attacking move by Vicente Del Bosque.

How is de Jong not sent off there?? Reckless challenge..

95 minutes: Fabregas could have become super-sub as Iniesta puts him in the clear but Stekelenburg makes a superb save in the Dutch goal. Everyone’s head in hands !

71 minutes: Dutch make first change with Kuyt replaced by flying Eljero Elias.

69 minutes: Spain’s best chance of the match quickly follows as Navas crosses for Villa, but sees his effort blocked by Heitinga, who had made the original mistake to let him in. Nigel De Jong takes out Alonso with a chest-high tackle and like van Bommel might have seen red on another day. Pity.

We’re underway in the second half and fingers crossed for some goals and more entertainment to grace a World Cup final.

As expected, the Dutch made two changes to their side from the one that beat Uruguay in their semi-final.

Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel and defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong, who both missed the win over Uruguay, returned after serving one-match suspensions.


Netherlands: Maarten Stekelenburg; Gregory van der Wiel, John Heitinga, Joris Mathijsen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst (capt); Mark van Bommel, Nigel de Jong; Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Dirk Kuyt; Robin van Persie

Coach: Bert van Marwijk (NED)

Spain: Iker Casillas (capt); Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Joan Capdevila; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso; Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro; David Villa

Coach: Vicente Del Bosque (ESP)

Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)

. Edgar Braafheid comes on

100 minutes: Navas shot deflected wide by van Bronckhorst and into side netting.

98 minutes: Superb defending from van Bronckhorst keeps out Iniesta just before Dutch make subsitution as De Jong departs to be replaced by Rafael van der Vaart.

Extra time starts and we are perhaps 30 minutes away from the agony and uncertainty of penalties.

FULL-TIME: Still goalless and we’re heading for extra-time. Reckless. is the reaction of the Real Madrid official tweeter.

Iniesta’s goal in extra time gave Spain the victory.


Spain win the World Cup for the first time after 1-0 win over the NetherlandsAn extra-time goal from Andres Iniesta settles a bad-tempered final at Soccer CityReferee Howard Webb brandishes 13 yellow cards and sends off Dutchman John Heitinga Former South African president Nelson Mandela attends final at Soccer City

(CNN) — FINAL RESULT: Spain 1-0 The Netherlands

Spain win the World Cup for the first time as an extra time goal from Andres Iniesta gives them a last-gasp victory over the Netherlands in the final at Soccer City.

A game littered with no less than 13 yellow cards and one red is settled by a moment of magic by the Barcelona midfielder after being played in by substitute Cesc Fabregas. Atmosphere at Soccer City has been electric all day, tweets CNN’s Pedro Pinto

Teams are out the anthems have been played. 1-0 Spain.

66 minutes: Perhaps a sign the Dutch are getting on top as Capdevila is forced to trip van Persie and sees yellow.

116 minutes: The goal all Spain and most neutrals have been waiting for as Andres Iniesta breaks the deadlock after clever work by Cesc Fabregas. Dutch down to 10 men but Spain waste free kick.

HALF-TIME IN EXTRA TIME: Goalless still.

Casillas with a miracle save to deny Robben! Great chance squandered, tweets CNN’s Ben Wyatt


The American First Lady of Song

She continued to perform on stage.

She gave her final concert at Carnegie Hall, New York in 1991.

Ella Fitzgerald – Manhattan (from Rodgers and Hart Songbook). Her career-establishing hit record “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938) was made with Webb’s band. She invented scat singing, a breathless, nonsense syllable technique for her songs “Lady Be Good” and “Flying Home.” Her ability to improvise and rewrite her songs made her a favorite with jazz music aficionados.

Early Life of Ella Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia and raised in humble beginnings in Yonkers, New York. On June 15 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died in her Beverly Hills home. She was laid to rest at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

Ella Fitzgerald Recordings (MCA Records):Ella Sings the BandThe Best of EllaThe Best of Ella Fitzgerald: Volume IIElla Fitzgerald Recordings (Verve Records): Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter SongbookElla Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin SongbookElla Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin SongbookElla and Duke on the Cote D’AzurElla and LouisPorgy and Bess

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She remained an active performer in concerts, television, and recordings. Youtube, uploaded by corpsesflowersgrow. She had severe circulatory problems and her legs were amputated below the knees. She took over this band four years later when Webb died in 1939.

At 76, her illness worsened. Youtube, uploaded by phalenopsis1. She also spent two weeks performing in New York with Frank Sinatra and Count Basie.

Ella Fitzgerald Awards

A winner of countless awards, Ella Fitzgerald received among others:

Kennedy Center Honors for her contribution in the arts.In 1987 she was honored by then US President Ronald Reagan at the White House with the National Medal of the Arts.France followed years later with Commander of Arts and Letters Award.Universities gave her honorary doctorates.In 1989 the Society of Singers presented her its first Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 1943, Fitzgerald became the youngest person ever admitted to the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Access 7 April 2015. Accessed 7 April 2015. Despite the difficulties of growing up, her singing talent was obvious at age 16, when she performed at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater at an amateur competition.

Jazz Bands

It was Bandleader Chick Webb who spotted her in this amateur competition and eventually engaged her to sing with his nightclub band. (Hammerstein & Jerome Kern, arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.) Youtube, uploaded by Steve. She also produced two albums with Ellington with his orchestra.

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Ella Fitzgerald: Every Time We Say Good-bye (1965, Live). She has a half-sister, Frances, born in 1923. Accessed 7 April 2015. She proved her detractors wrong. (This music is composed by Cole Porter.)

American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” is a celebrated jazz vocalist who won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. In the 1970s, Ella Fitzgerald sang with symphony orchestra around the world.

Songbooks and the Consummate Performer

Fitzgerald’s popular Songbooks produced in the 1950s interpreted the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and Duke Ellington. Ella and her mother moved in with her mother’s long-time boyfriend Joe Da Silva. From 1938, Ella Fitzgerald became a household name, recognized as a major female jazz singer. .

Ella Fitzgerald – All the Things you are. She adopted a child.

Last Years of Ella Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald underwent quintuple coronary bypass surgery in 1986. She married in 1947, but retained her maiden name. Fitzgerald absorbed the popular “white” music of the 1930s and her recordings of songs like “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” were bestsellers.

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She sang works by famous songwriters such as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, at the same time recorded with great talents such as the Oscar Peterson Trio, formed a singing partnership with Louis Armstrong, toured with Dizzy Gillespie and appeared in television specials with Duke Ellington. Her parents, William and Temperance, separated shortly after her birth. A valve in her heart replaced and diagnosed with diabetes, rumors had it that she will no longer sing