Thursday, 13 December 2012

Israel arrested Palestinian funds

TEL AVIV - Israel acting withhold appropriated funds in the West Bank until March next year to repay the debt to the utility companies in the area inhabited by Palestinians.

Palestinian senior official, Yasser Abed Rabbo, said Israel's actions as brutal and extreme.

"This is an attempt to put pressure on the Palestinians to move from the West Bank. Israel continued deprive the Palestinian people, "he said.

Earlier, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel allocated about U.S. $ 100juta (RM300 million) each month to pay the Palestinian Authority and water facilities in the West Bank.

Local media reported that Israel committed was intentional pressure after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to act if Israel ahead with plans to build 3,000 units of new housing illegal Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem.

He, however, does not explain the action to be taken.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to continue settlement persisted in urging the authorities to expedite the construction work.

Ki-moon curse North Korea

Ban Ki-moon

NEW YORK - Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon strongly condemns North Korea's missile launch as a provocative act that clearly violates UN Security Council resolutions.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky, said the UN Security Council will hold emergency talks with North Korea reported.

"The secretary-general concerned about the negative impact this provocative act because it could threaten peace and stability in the region," he said.

Japanese media reported Kyodo News, Japan's Special Envoy to the United Nations, urging the Security Council meeting to be held soon to discuss the launch of the rocket.

Government spokesman Osamu Fujimura said the rocket was launched at 9:49 am (local time) and it landed in the sea near the Korean Peninsula and the Philippines.

"We urge the UN Security Council held a security meeting to analyze the situation, but everyone in the country should remain calm until the storm," he said.

He said the government was still looking for confirmation if there is any damage in the territory of Japan as a result of the rocket launch.

Meanwhile, North Korea announced the broadcast station, Unha Rocket launch by Pyongyang as a success.

However, U.S. officials have yet to confirm about software objects into space orbit.

McAfee software founder deported to U.S.

MIAMI - The founder of antivirus software, John McAfee sent back to the United States (U.S.) of the Guatemala City airport via American Airlines flight to Florida, yesterday.

He then arrived in Miami.

McAfee told reporters, "I have to go out and have no choice."

He was arrested last week after fleeing from Belize because she wanted to avoid being investigated by the police in connection with the death of his neighbor.

McAfee also expressed his desire to return to the U.S. and said he was delighted with the result.

"I am ready to cooperate with the police but did not want to be detained," said McAfee.

Pre-Season Friendly Match: Kelantan 4-1 Kedah

Norfarhan Muhammad celebrating his network along Dimitri Petratos

December 12, 2012 - Kelantan continue in action winning a pre-season friendly match when the team bowed out of the north, Kedah by scoring 4-1 in the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium last night. Drops as the host nation, which was attended tens of thousands of loyal supporters, Kelantan quick cram visitors through a network of fortifications striker Dimitri Petratos, Keita Mandjou and also Norfarhan Muhammad. Stringed flak current depressed Bihar, Kedah skipper, Mat Sabri Abu make mistakes when it rejected the ball into his own net to give Kelantan goal advances in the 7th minute. Leading 1-0, Kelantan continue to double team fortress crammed into Kedah and the next trial to fruition shot through the left leg lencang Norfarhan Muhammad puts Kelantan comfortable 2-0 lead in the future. Dissatisfied 2-0 lead, Kelantan continues to ardently pursue network. Now it was the turn of import players from Australia, Dimitri Petratos rip Kedah wicket. Network due to a failed free kick caught Piya neat Kedah goalkeeper, and Dimitri Petratos who are not controlled easily slotted in Kelantan third goal in minute 21. Three minutes ago, turn Mandjou Keita was exploded by a fierce shot from outside the penalty box, put Kelantan led 4-0. Comfortably ahead of your opponent, Bojan Hodak do a massive change for the second half. Eight players simultaneously converted to provide opportunities for new players to show the ability. Zairo Anuar Zalani, Faiz Subri, Haris Safwan Kamal and Izuan Salahudin is one of the new players are given the opportunity to play in the second half. exchange real massive impact on Kelantan failed to dominate the match at half-time. Rocking a rare attack in the first half finally debut also scored the only goal of the match with goals from striker Faizal Abu Bakr in the 81st minute. The match, Kelantan beat Kedah 4-1 network.

Wan Zack boost for Malaysia

Malaysia winger Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor could feature in the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final clash with Thailand on Thursday after making a quicker than expected recovery from a thigh injury. 

Wan Zack, who did not play in the first leg on Sunday that ended 1-1, took part in training on Wednesday evening and reported that he was pain free.

The 21-year-old impressed for the defending champions during the group stage, scoring in the 4-1 win against Laos and setting up a crucial goal in the decisive 2-0 victory over Indonesia. 

But the Harimau Muda star - named the Singapore League’s Best Young Player last season - tore a muscle in the front of his right thigh in training, raising the possibility that he would miss the rest of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

Khyril Muhymeen Zambri and Shakir Shaari, who also missed the match in Kuala Lumpur through injury, joined Wan Zack in training on Wednesday but coach K. Rajagobal is unsure whether to risk the trio in the crunch encounter.

“We have players returning from injury and I will consult the team doctor and physiotherapist to see if they will be available for selection,” he told Malaysia media after the training session.

“(Maybe) we cannot risk fielding the players as they might get injured again.”

The second leg of the semi-final between Thailand and Malaysia will be played at Bangkok’s Supachalasai Stadium with a 7pm kick off.

January freeze beckons for Real outcasts

As the air in Madrid drops to around about freezing -- about the same temperature as the working relationship between Jose Mourinho and Florentino Perez -- thoughts turn to the January transfer window.

It may well prove to be Mourinho's last in the Spanish capital as he edges ever closer to the Bernabeu revolving door. The Portuguese coach's refusal to explicitly rule out a summer move and the Real board's less-than-convincing backing of its firebrand focal point makes Real's medium-term future less than stable. In the meantime there is the decima, Real's obsessive chase for a tenth European crown, to consider.

- Phil Ball - Real's corridors of power

The draw for the first phase of the knockout stages is December 20 and Perez, who handles the purse strings like Edward Scissorhands if he smells the right deal, will likely back Mourinho to a point in the pursuit of European glory - glory overdue considering Real's colossal outlay since 2002.

The question is, where does Real need a spot of strengthening, and who will give way? A couple of names immediately present themselves, one of which would signal a rise in the Bernabeu mercury by shifting a certain Brazilian to semi-retirement in a galaxy far, far away...

Kaka: Personally, I love him. I would happily adopt the man who belongs to God, if the Almighty decided to take a vacation. And I'd be more than happy to see him turn out for my lot, Charlton Athletic. Unlikely, I concede, but we did sign John Barnes once... The fact remains that this is a footballer who can still turn in an Oscar-worthy performance despite being a little past his best. Think Jack Nicholson.

Unlike the veteran thespian, Kaka can still do more than one tired turn. He proved that in a rare outing against Ajax where he scored an absolute cracker and oozed the sort of assured class that will still attract interest from Europe's big guns if Perez decides his expensive plaything deserves a final hurrah.

I love Jack Nicholson too. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a personal favorite. And in my humble opinion, Real would need to get seriously stuck into Nurse Ratched's meds cabinet to discard the Brazilian. Jose Rodriguez is a little way off ready to fill the boots of a Ballon d'Or winner and Luka Modric is still yet to entirely find his role in the team.

If there is any justice in the football world Kaka will be snapped up by a team befitting of a player of his undoubted quality. Just imagine what he might do for Liverpool, PSG or a fading Milan. He might need to accept a serious pay cut, though.

Possible (rumored, however spuriously and window-eligible) replacements: Daniele di Rossi, David Silva, Isco, Alen Halilovic.

Ricardo Carvalho: The veteran Portuguese stopper is clearly surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. Raphael Varane is the preferred backup to Pepe and Sergio Ramos, with the added bonus he can fill at right back at a pinch, as he did briefly in Real's match against Valladolid at the weekend. Raul Albiol, the Winston Bogarde of Madrid's current squad, rarely makes it off the bench. Real has problems at left back when Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao are out, as evidenced by Nacho's unceremonious hauling-off at half time in Castilla-La Mancha.

Where Real could do with a bit of depth is at right back, where Alvaro Arbeloa has little in the way of competition. Ramos is more than familiar with the role but is a far better center-half, as Mourinho himself was quick enough to spot. A versatile fullback who can fill a gap in the middle when either Ramos or Pepe are suspended, or the left back slot is bare, wouldn't be a bad addition. Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek is one such player.

Possible replacements: Dante, Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels.

Angel di Maria: Sacrilege? Until very recently, yes. But the emergence of Jose Callejon as a serious threat to the Argentinean's untouchable status on the right wing may make Mourinho rethink his two-caste system at the club. Di Maria still runs about a lot, and is better at tracking back than most of Real's forward players, but his influence is waning as Callejon's waxes.

A good price can still be commanded by Real for the winger. Di Maria doesn't help his case with his incessant antics -- shall we say "advantage-gaining" for the sake of his lawyers? -- and if he spent a little more time on his feet his standing at the club might be more secure. Callejon has proved himself more than willing to fill whatever role is asked of him recently, and he's banging in the goals as well. José's little Angel might have found his way into a dead-end street.

Possible replacements: Jakub Blaszczykowski, Marco Reus.

The up-top conundrum: Gonzalo Higuain is a fantastic striker. Karim Benzema is a fantastic striker. So that's that, right? Not exactly. The Argentine Higuain is injury prone and out of action at the moment. Benzema, the French goal-getter, seems to enjoy rotation and hasn't been at his best without Higuain's input. Benzema kissed the ball after bagging at Valladolid after four games without a goal. Alvaro Morata tripped up over his own feet when put through against Alcoyano in the cup, youthful eagerness getting the better of the cantera's great hope.

Real could use a relatively injury-free man to come off the bench and turn a game, especially in the Champions League. Javier Hernandez is not getting much of a regular look-in at Manchester United; hardly surprising when he's competing with Rooney and Van Persie. And Shinji Kagawa is yet to return from injury, signalling another shuffle of wily Sir Alex Ferguson's well-stocked pack. A perfect fit it would seem.

Possible replacements: Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko, Emmanuel Adebayor. (Falcao and Robert Lewandowski can wait until the summer).

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