Kohinoor diamond will remain in Britain


British Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out the return of Kohinoor Diamond to India. India has requested several times for the return of the diamond. The British High Commission rejected the plea last month saying that that the diamond was acquired legitimately and the prospect of its repatriation was therefore non-negotiable.The demand for Kohinoor had been raised by Keith Vaza, British MP of Indian origin just before Cameron began his visit to India.

In an interview, Cameroon made it clear that the return of Kohinoor would disappoint viewers and if such demands were agreed to, it would lead to empty rooms in British Museums. The actual Kohinoor can now be seen in the Maltese Cross, in a crown made for the Queen Mother in 1937, on display at the Tower of London.

Kohinoor which means Mountain of Light, in Urdu, was mined in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It had changed many hands and was finally seized by the East India Company and presented to Queen Victoria. It became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877.

It is believed that the gem carries with it a curse and only God or a woman can possess the diamond. The curse will not work on woman. All the men who possessed the diamond followed all its misfortunes. Queen Victoria is the only monarch who has worn the jem.The diamond is passed to the spouse, where the monarch is male.

With the support of UNESCO, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has joined an international network to regain of the artifacts taken away during British rule, including the Kohinoor diamond and the Sultanganj Buddha.

Diego Maradona is no longer the coach of Argentina


The Argentine Football Association removed Diego Maradona as coach of Argentina on Tuesday. The AFA unanimously decided not renew his contract as the coach of Argentina’s national team.

The soccer federation had offered him a four-year contract to continue through the 2014 World Cup. Maradona said that he would only accept the offer if his entire staff also remained. But the demand was not acceptable to Argentine Football Association. Also there was a growing difference between Dego Maradona and Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association. The only way to solve the issue is to remove Maradona from the position.

Maradona became Argentina's coach in November 2008, replacing Alfio Basile. He came from a slum area in Buenos Aires .He made his league debut at the age of 15 and became one of the best football players of the world. He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments for Argentina. In 1986 World Cup Maradona led Argentina and won the World Cup over Germany. He has gained an iconic status after the victory despite drug abuse allegations. But in 1991 he was suspended from football for 15 months after failing a doping test. He retired from professional soccer in 1997 after failing another doping test and in 2008 bounced back to the football world as the coach of Argentina. Still, Maradona had many supporters including the President Cristina Fernandez and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo.

Sergio Batista is the interim coach who will lead Argentina in its next match against Ireland. He was the coach of Argentina in 2008 Beijing Olympics where they won the gold medal. Alejandro Sabella of Estudiantes or Miguel Russo of Racing may be possible successors of Maradona.

The First rural BPO venture in India


 A British BPO firm Xchanging Plc will set up the first multinational BPO unit in rural India. Xchanging Plc is decided to expand its back office operations at Shimoga in central Karnataka. The founder of the firm, David Andrews is set to sign a MoU with the Karnataka government in the presence of the British Prime minister who is scheduled to visit India this week.

Xchanging, is looking to expand their operation in India by moving  work to rural cities in india which offer lower costs.The company will set up a 2000-seat BPO market in Shimoga, the home of Karnataka’s Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The unit is considered to be the biggest rural BPO venture to date in the country. It is planned to establish on a six acre property that falls within a SEZ. The London-based firm has been operating at Shimoga since 2008, employing about 300 youngsters from the region.

Xchanging, a London Stock Exchangeis listed company is one of the largest and fastest growing business processors. It has wide range of customers in 42 countries and employing over 8,000 people. The company provides business processing services across a broad range of functions and industries including Human resources (HR), Technology, Procurement, and Customer Administration.

Love Parade stampede : Death toll rises to 19


 A stampede occurred at the ‘Love Parade’ techno music festival in Germany on Saturday killed at least 19 people and injured more than 340. The incident happened in an entrance tunnel to a former rail station in the West German city of Duisburg where the event was held. The Europe's biggest electronic music event drew about 1.4 million people from all over Europe, most in the age group of 18-26. 

The festival was cancelled not immediately fearing an abrupt halt could spark a second panic. Organizers’ finally cancelled the event in late evening hours after the deaths.

 According to the head of emergency task force, some of the participants tried to enter the area by climbing a fence along a ramp and then felled and the overcrowding increased the death rate.

The Love Parade is a popular electronic dance music festival. It was originated in 1989 in West Berlin, Germany. The event was considered as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through love and music. Compared to other music concerts, the Love Parade is seen to be louder and more crowded. The variety of the event is that the parade consists of the sound trucks sponsored by techno related field such as clubs, labels or stores.

The motto of Love Parade 2010 is 'The Art of Love'. The Love Parade2009, planned to be held at Bochum, was cancelled last year. The stampede prompted the organizer Rainer Schaller to declare an end to the mega festival. Investigations are going onto find out how the mass panic occurred.

Tendulkar Opus: Sachin denies the use of his Blood in the book


Sachin Tendulkar has denied the news of using his blood on the book's signature page. He said that there was no truth in the news.

Sachin who was busy with the test against Sri Lanka at Galle said that he was focusing on the match and got the news on Thursday.

 It is reported that Karl Fowlerof Kraken Media, the publisher of the book told the UK's Guardian newspaper that 10 copies of the book would be printed using Tendulkar’s blood. The signature page of the special edition of the book will be a mix of Tendulkar’s blood and pulp which is used to create the papers.  Later in a statement Fowler said that the book would not carry any blood as mentioned in the several articles and TV reports that have appeared over the last few days.

The Name of the book is Tendulkar Opus. It is a photographic publication which celebrates sachin's career from the early years till date. It has 800-page work with some unpublished pictures of the little master. The book weighing 40kg will be finished in a silk covered clamshell presentation case with unique designs. Kraken is also expected to publish about 1,000 regular copies of the book to be sold for between $2,000 and $3,000.The book will be available at different price in various formats and free copies will be given to libraries all over India.

The Opus Collection is a series of publications ever produced on selected iconic events, organizations and personalities.

Tendulkar is the first cricketer to be given the Opus treatment.The Opus Collections  includes Ferrari, Manchester United, Diego Maradona, Michael Jackson and the Burj Khalifa.

Black box inventor David Warren Passes away


The inventor of flight data recorder (Black Box), David Warren has died at the age of 85 in Australia. He was a research scientist at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne.

He was born in 1925 at a mission station on remote Groote Eylandt in far northern Australia. He worked as the principal research scientist in the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne from 1952 to 1983. He was involved in the investigation team for possible causes of the crash of world’s first commercial jet airliner, the Comet in 1953. The mystery crash made him to come up with an idea of a recording device that could withstand a crash even if there were no survivors and no witnesses.

In 1956 he designed and developed the first flight data recorder, which later known as the Black Box. The device recorded the pilot’s voice and instrument readings for four hours on steel wire. Even though the machine was tested successfully, Australia’s Department of Civil Aviation dismissed the invention. Later he was given the resources to develop the equipment in the UK. In 1958 Dr Warren and his team built new models with crash-proof and fire-proof boxes, which is now compulsory equipment in most airliners.

The information collected from Back Box has been essential to determining the cause of many crashes. It is brightly painted to make them easy to spot at crash sites and name conveys the sense of a magical invention. Dr Warren received the Order of Australia - among the nation's highest civilian honors - for his service to the aviation industry. Dr Warren and his team were awarded the Lawrence Margraves Award for their work in 2001.

Safe shopping with Visa CodeSure: A new credit card to prevent online fraud


US global payments Technology Company Visa's European team has introduced a new credit card which will help to prevent online frauds. The new card-Visa CodeSure is designed with a keypad and digital number display.

The Visa CodeSure is like any other card, with a 12 button keypad and a digital screen which displays a constantly changing series of unique security passwords needed for internet shopping. It has a battery that will be able to power the security system for 3 years.

The main advantage of the card is that it can be only used by the person who knows the PIN. The user needs to input their PIN on the keyboard, which will then generate a unique password including letters and numbers. Visa CodeSure uses multichannel authentication technology.

CodeSure will allow users to access their online bank accounts with the secure password generated each time thus avoiding same password all the time. With the new technology the need for a separate card reader is eliminated and can avoid the “Verified by Visa” system where users need to input a pre-defined password to provide an extra form of security. Visa hopes to reduce internet crime to a great extent with the new card. Visa with partner Emue Technologies developed and conducted trails with eight banks and their customers in countries including the UK.

iPhone 4 Reception Issue: Apple offers free bumpers


Apple Inc. will give free protective cases to Apple iPhone 4 users to tackle so-called death grip problem. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced on Friday that free case or bumbers will be given to the iphone users to fix the antenna's design flaw problem. In a press conference at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif, Jobs promised a full refund will be issued to those who already bought the $29 case.
According to Steve jobs all smart phones including the iPhone have weak spots. He emphasized that only 0.55%of all iPhone users have contacted Apple with a reception issue and the iOS4 4.0.1 update fixes the antenna bar and the Exchange bug. Steve Jobs claims it is not unique to iPhone4, even BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Droid Eris, and Samsung Omnia II can be affected by this left handed grip issue and hopes Apple will be the first company to find a solution.

The new iPhone 4 grabbed 3 million customers since its launch on June 24th 2010, and became the Apple's fastest selling product ever. In the first three days, the device got 1.7 million customers and judged as the No. 1 smart phone by many publications. Jobs claimed that it was the “Thinnest Smartphone on the planet.” The new model carries a metal antenna that surrounds the outside of the device which makes the device lighter and thinner.But within three weeks Apple got a number of complaints from users about dropped calls when they grip the lower left hand side of the phone where the antenna is located. The antenna issues are related to a hardware design flaw.

Jobs said that the return rate for the iPhone 4 to AT&T is 1.7%, or less than a third of the return rate for the iPhone 3GS.The iPhone controversy seriously affected the Apple’s shares with $16 billion loss in market value.

Epic : A New Indian Web Browser


Hidden Reflex, a Bangalore-based software firm launched a new web browser Epic, targeting Indian users.

Epic is the first Indian browser which supports 12 Indian languages such as Hindi, Guajarati, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu, Malayalam, Kanada, Telegu, and Tamil. The browser is built on the open source Mozilla platform.

Epic is claimed to be the first browser with built in antivirus which can prevents users from malicious websites. It protects the users from anti phishing websites. The browser is provided with more than 1500 themes based on India and wallpapers. It provides faster browsing and downloading experience.

The browser offers One-Click Private Data Deletion and One-Click Private Browsing. Apart from this, it includes sidebars with which you can edit text, read news, view videos and pictures. Epic don't store any browsing or search data. More than 50 % of the Indians use internet expolorer 6 which don’t support many of the modern browsing facilities.

A unique Symbol for Indian Rupee


Indian Rupee has now its own symbol like other major global currencies US dollar, British pound-sterling, Euro and Japanese yen. Rupee is now the fifth currency in the world to have a unique identity. The symbol will reflect the Indian ethos and culture.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the design selected by a team headed by Reserve Bank Deputy Governor. The new Symbol is designed by D Udaya Kumar, a Bombay IIT post-graduate Kumar, who will join the Department of Design at IIT Guwahati today. The Government of India announced a public contest to pick up a sign that will represent the currency of India before one year. From 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol, Kumar's design is selected. According to him the design is based on the Tricolour, with two lines at the top and white space in between representing the Indian flag. He will be awarded Rs. 2.5 lakh by the Finance Ministry.

 The new rupee symbol is a blend of Roman letters 'R', and Devanagari  alaphabet 'ra'. With the new symbol,Indian currency  will  now be distinguished from countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia also use the word "rupee" or "rupiah" to identify their respective currencies. New Symbol would be included in the 'Unicode Standard' that allows text data to be interchanged globally without conflict and can be easily displayed and printed in the electronic and print media.

To integrate the new rupee with the mainstream, Nasscom will approach IT firms to embed the symbol in their software package so that even if it is not embedded on the keyboards it can be used globally.  The adoption of Rupee symbol in India is estimated to take about six months and 24 months globally. Microsoft is ready to include the new symbol in the next release once the Unicode consortium gives its nod and vendors get notification of the same.

Infosys to issue Social Media Policies for employees


Indian Software giant, Infosys plans to introduce a social media policy for its employees who are active in various social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut. Infosys is the first Indian company to introduce the policy which is prevalent outside India.

According to Nandita Gurjar, the senior vice-president and group head, Human Resources, at Infosys, the policy aims at curbing the employees from sharing confidential and sensitive company information on unprotected places like social networking sites. On behalf of some serious confidentiality break from two employees working on same projects who shared project information through Facebook, Infosys plant to protect its company secrets from open forums.

The new policy will enlist a set of dos and don’ts that the employees are expected to follow about revealing projects or client engagements on open forms. The employees are restricted on passing any personal comments about any of its employees. The policy will enable to take legal action against its employees who share the project or any client details on such media, thus breaching the confidentiality of the company.

An ASSOCHAM survey  reports that social networking sites kills productivity of corporate employees by 12.5%.The survey carried out in  cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin,  Mumbai, Pune and Chandigarh shows an average corporate employee spends an hour each day on various social networking sites such as Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn etc.

Lawsuit against Facebook: Paul Ceglia claims 84% stake in Facebook


The world's No.1 social network is battling a lawsuit filed against Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Paul Ceglia claims to own 84% stake in the website. The Supreme Court of New York where Ceglia field a civil lawsuit, ordered to freeze company's assets temporarily as the trial proceeds. But the asset freeze will not prevent Face book from operating.

Paul Ceglia from New York claims that he signed a contract with Zuckerberg in 2003 to design and develop a website later became the most popular social networking website 'thefacebook.com' as we know today. According to the copy of the contract, the Seller (Mr.Zuckerberg ) offered  the Purchaser  (Ceglia )a fee of $1,000 and a 50 percent stake in the product and an additional 1 % interest in the business per day, until the website was completed. As of February 4, 2004, Ceglia claims to have an 84 percent stake in the company.

Facebook dismissed the suit saying that it was completely frivolous. According to Network Solutions online, the domain name for TheFacebook.com was not registered until Jan 2004.Reuters reports that Mark Zuckerberg was dealing with some other projects during that period.

Facebook which is launched  in February 2004  has nearly 500 million user and ranks among other popular websites alongside Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp. The site received a $200 million investment from the Russian firm Digital Sky Technologies in 2009 and now it is estimated to be worth $6.5 billion.

A wedding gift for Dhoni: 200 crore deal with Rhiti Sports


The Indian Cricket captain MS Dhony signed an endorsement deal with Rhiti Sports, a talent management company for three years. The Rs 200 crore deal, is a wedding gift for the most expensive cricketer, who married recently.

Rhiti Sports through a joint venture with Mindscapes One will manage Dhoni’s long list of endorsements as a brand associations, corporate profile, patents and digital rights, images, visibility on social networking sites and merchandise.

Dhoni ended the deal with Gameplan Sports, a sports management firm two years ago. He formally joined Mindscapes Maestros last year. He is associated with 22 brands which include PepsiCo, Reebok, Aircel and Godrej and according to sources he charges Rs 6 crore an endorsement a year. According to Forbes magazine reports Dhoni earned $8 million from endorsements and his campaigns were 45% more expensive than others.

Dhoni overtakes Sachin Tendulkar who got Rs 180-crore for three years in 2006.Apart from Dhoni Rhiti Sports manages cricketers RP Singh and Harbhajan Singh.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Final: Waka Waka Its Time for Spain


Waka Waka This time for Spain. Spain has created history. European champion Spain has won , 19th fifa world cup of football South Africa.
Spain has defeated the Netherlands by one goal at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. Both team played well, but Andres Iniesta who turned the match upside down with a winning goal.

This is the first time Spain has ever reached the WorldCup finals. In the maiden attempt itself, Spain lifts the World cup marking the history. No goal was scored in the usual time even though both played aggressively. The match went into extra time and again either Spain or Holland failed to give a goal at the end of the first extra-time. In the 116th minutes of the match that Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta scored one goal to write Spain's name in World Cup annals. 

Spanish fans danced the night away in the streets with joy and excitement .The first ever World Cup dream sparked a nationwide fiesta.The 89,000-capacity stadium erupted in cheers and vuvuzela blowing everywhere. The anti-apartheid icon and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first elected president made his long-awaited appearance at the World Cup yesterday. World Cup has been concluded with the Waka Waka Song of Shakira

World Cup Soccer: Paul's prediction favours Germany


Once again Paul's prediction favours Germany. Germany secured the third-place in the Fifa World Cup 2010.

Sami Khedira's 82nd-minute goal has given Germany a 3-2 victory against Uruguay at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. It was for the second time Germany finished third. In the last World Cup which was held at Germany, they won the match for third place.

Germany established a dominating role in the first half of the match with Muller's opening goal. Uruguay equalized his goal through Edinson Cavani. A goal from Muller, Jansen and Sami Khedira was enough to end Uruguaya’s dream for bronze medal. Forlan gave Uruguay a 2-1 lead but Jansen compensated it 5 minutes later.

Thomas Muller staked his claim for the Golden Shoe award. It was a re-play of the 1970 World Cup's third-place match, in which Germany beat Uruguay 1-0. Anyway, with their excellent teamwork, and immense courage, Uruguay won many friends in FIFA 2010.

US -Russia Spy Swap: A big Exchange deal since Cold War


Two aircrafts - a US Jet and Russian Plane landed around the same time in Vienna airport, on Friday to complete the spy swap. The exchange deal will improve the US -Russia relations.

The US plane carried ten people who spied for Moscow in the US which includes Former Cambridge residents Donald H. Heathfield and Tracey L. A. Foley. They arrived at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport on Friday. This can be considered as a biggest exchange since during the Cold War in 1986. The 10 defendants arrested last month for spy work pleaded guilty in a New York Court failing to register as foreign agents. Charged with money laundering, US Court released them on Friday .They agreed never to return without permission from the attorney general.

Russia also freed four individuals imprisoned for allegedly spying for the United States which includes the former head of the military technology and economics department at the Institute of the United States and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences.A Russian nuclear weapons specialist Igor Sutyagin sentenced for 15 years imprisonment in April 2004 for sharing state secrets with U.S. military intelligence was also exchanged as per the deal. After admitting their crimes against the Russia, they revealed their true identity and appealed to the Russian president to free them.

It takes about one and a half hours to complete the deal in Vienna. According to Russian foreign ministry the deal is part of overall improvement of the US-Russian ties and giving them new dynamics.

Solar Impulse: A milestone in the aviation history


Solar impulse a solar-powered plane made a successful 24 hr test fly on Wednesday July 7, 2010. 

The single seated plane developed by Swiss team, proved that the aircraft can collect enough solar energy during the day to stay aloft all night.The team considers it as a mile stone in the aviation history.

They aim at developing a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel. The plane is equipped with 12,000 solar cells which could fill up its batteries with enough solar energy can fly through the night.  It has a wingspan of 63.4 meters, the same as an Airbus A340 and a length of 21.85 meters, the Solar Impulse craft weighs 1,600 kg. It can fly an average speed of 70 kilometers (43 miles) per hour.

The 57 year old Pilot Andre Borsch berg took off from Switzerland at about 7 a.m. early morning. The aircraft landed on Thursday at 9.01 am (0701 GMT) at Payerne airbase in western Switzerland.

Paul Predicts: Spain will win the World Cup 2010


Paul has predicted Spain will win the World Cup by picking Spain's flag.

Paul the octopus (eight legged creature) in a German aquarium, who never kicked a ball achieved celebrity status in the soccer world. Paul correctly predicted the results of all matches played by Germany including the 1-0 defeat to Spain in the semi-finals. He predicted the Germany's victory over England, Argentina and Serbia.

Aquarium authorities normally put mussels into two glass boxes, with one box having Germany's flag and other with opponent's flag. The two boxes are then lowered into his tank and he is left to choose one box to open to retrieve the mussel. The box Paul opens first is regarded as his pick. Paul's picks have become news across the world. German news channels broadcast Paul's prediction live. He is one among the top 10 trends on Twitter.

But the Germans now want to grill and eat the octopus when he correctly picked the winner of Semifinal. The Germans were shocked and disappointed when he picked Spain. Earlier Argentines threatened to kill the octopus who predicted Argentina's loss in the quarter-final.

The fans are happy and the prediction comes as a boost to the Spain ahead of the final against Holland at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Final: Spain or Netherlands ?


Spain and Holland pay their way for World Cup Final, after beating Germany and Uruguay respectively. The FIFA World Cup Finals will be held at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday, July 11.

Spain enters the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time in last 32 years. Arles Puyol's 73rd-minute goal made Spain to achieve their dream for the Finals.Many doubted their chances to make it to the final after losing the opening match to Switzerland. But they claimed their place in the finals beating Honduras, Chile, Portugal, Paraguay, and Germany. It was hard for them to win over Germany, the three-time World Cup winners. Spain won the European Championships in 2008.But for Germans it is shocking defeat to Spain, as they made impressive victories against England and Argentina.

The Oranje are through to the final after beating Uruguay 3-2 at The Green Point Sports Stadium Cape Town. Netherlands is the one and only team to win all the matches played, in World Cup 2010.They beat Slovakia 2-1 in the round of 16 and Brazil( 2-1) in the quarters. Netherlands has been to the World Cup Final twice before and it is for the first time Holland qualifies for the finals after 1978 (Argentina defeated Netherlands in the finals).
Along with Forlan, Maxi Pereira was able to keep Uruguay in the match with a goal in the 90th minute. But, Pereira’s goal was not enough to defend Netherlands with three goals from Bronckhurst ,Snejder, and Arjen Robben .The Uruguayan fans are proud as they made a stunning performance in the World Cup where England, France and Italy failed miserably.
Interestingly, both teams have never won the World Cup. Also they are the first ever European team to win the FIFA World Cup outside of Europe.
Let us wait and see. Stay tuned.........

Aamir Khan joins Twitter after BigB


After Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan, Aamir Khan also joins Twitter, the micro-blogging site . He got 47,019 fans in just two hours, now with almost 65000 followers surpassing even

Amitabh Bachchan.While Sr Bachan got 37,500 followers on his first day of tweeting, Aamir seems to overtake him.

Amir sent his first tweet last night, "Testing: Aamir". In another tweet, he sent “I can see that Germany and Brazil are playing really well, but, I want Argentina to win! ".

Amitabh had persuaded Aamir to join Twitter when they met over a casual dinner in London some time back.Amitabh welcomed him saying, "Thank you Aamir... You give more due than I deserve ...
Happy Tweeting ...."

Prevention is better than cure


Do not turn on A/C immediately as soon as you enter Your car! How many of you listen this? What is the relevance of the proverb here? Even though so cold, it is habitual to turn on the A/C while we enter the car .But please give a couple of minutes to give time for the interior air to go out before you enter the car next time. According to studies, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin, poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells.

Most of us regard the 'new car smell' (odor that comes from the combination of materials found in new automobiles) as a pleasant and desirable smell. The chemicals in the fumes include toluene and styrene, which can damage the human brain and nervous system and liver. Most of the interior of an automobile consists of plastic held together with a number of adhesives and sealers. When the car is first manufactured, these materials are left slightly unstable, and continue to release volatile organic compounds into the air afterward.

According to researches, acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene and if parked outdoors at high temperature, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, the people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxins.

So be careful, especially those who travel all the day in A/C cars. The prolonged exposure will affect your health.

FIFA World Cup 2010:Who will win the Golden Boot?


With World Cup 2010 reaching the Quarter Finals, It is time to check ‘Who will win the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Boohttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=headlinesworl-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B000GUGC0Qt?’ What is the Golden Boot award? The award is given to the top goal scorer in each world cup (the most active player who scored the maximum number of goals).

The prestigious award was introduced at the 1930 World Cup http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=headlinesworl-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002N4FT16and from1995 World Cup held in US, the silver and Bronze boots awards were added to reward the second and third top scorers in the tournament. if there is more than one player with the same number of goals,  the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (a contribution by a player which helps a teammate to score a goal) and if more than two players, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.

In 2010 World Cup, there are so many players with great talent and team spirit who deserves the Golden Boot award. Spain’s David Villahttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=headlinesworl-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B003SPCNR2, Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina and Robert Vittek of Slovakia are on the top of the list with four goals.  But Slovakia has been ousted from the tournament, so Vitte’s chance for the award is nil. So the main opponents are David Villa ,who scored his fourth goal against Portugal to take his team through to the quarters, and Gonzalo Higuain with a hat trick against South Korea .The list includes Luis Fabiano,of Brazil with3 goals, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan with 3 goals,Thomas Muller of Germany and Luis Suarez of Uruguay with 3 goals each.

The Golden boot winners in previous world cups includes Brazil ‘s Ronaldohttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=headlinesworl-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002F3N11U scoring 8 goals in the 2002 world cup for, Fontaine scored 13 goals for France in 1958,Muller scored 10 goals in 1970 for Germany, Rossi scored 6 goals for Italy in 1982, Kocsis scored 11 goals for Hungary in 1954 and Suker scored 6 goals for Croatia in 1998.

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