Minggu, 15 April 2012

100 Years of the Titanic Sinking

A century has sailed by since the luxury steamship RMS Titanic met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic, plunging two miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Rather than the intended Port of New York, a deep-sea grave became the pride of the White Star Line’s final destination in the early hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. In the decades since her demise, Titanic has inspired countless books and several notable films while continuing to make headlines, particularly since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland. Meanwhile, her story has entered the public consciousness as a powerful cautionary tale about the perils of human hubris.

Sabtu, 31 Maret 2012

London Olympic Philatelic Mega Swap

Dear All Philatelist,

Greetings :)
Yet another Historic Olympic Games will be held in this summer again in London. This is third time in London. To keep this historic moment in our collection, I am going to organize “London Olympic Philately Mega Swap” which will help all philatelist around the world to get at least some stamps from worldwide. I request my all blog reader who wants to have London Olympic Stamps from different countries please send your request to my email ID. Please keep in mind that we have to swap London Olympic Commemorative stamps to each of our swap friends worldwide.
While sending email request please mention in Subject line : “London Olympic Philately Mega Swap – (your Country Name)”
So hurry up and register yourself in this email ID : olympic125@gmail.com
Looking forward your emails.
Ganesh Potphode

Jumat, 16 Maret 2012

Congratulations Sachin Tendulkar for 100th TON

Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday became the first cricketer in history to score 100 international centuries, reaching a new record in his glittering two-decade career.
Tendulkar, who turns 39 next month, achieved the feat with a century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka, ending a nervous wait of more than a year for millions of fans.
The Mumbai batsman, who has compiled more Test and one-day runs than anyone in history, reached the milestone with a single, marking the moment with a modest glance to the sky while pointing to the Indian flag on his helmet.
Tendulkar, already a legend of the modern era and one of the greats of all time, made 114 off 147 balls with 12 fours and a six, before he was caught behind off seamer Mashrafe Mortaza in the 47th over.
"It has not sunk in yet," he told the Neo Cricket channel, who are broadcasting the Asia Cup matches.
"I was not thinking about the milestone. The media started all this. In the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred," he added.
Tendulkar is the most capped player in the history of the game with 188 Test and 462 one-day appearances since making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November, 1989.
He has scored 49 one-day hundreds and 51 centuries in Test matches.
The father-of two, known variously as the "Little Master" or "Bombay Blaster", is worshipped as a demi-god in his cricket-crazy country and has barely put a foot wrong since he burst on the world stage in 1989, aged 16.
"I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history -- a hundred centuries. He has made India proud," Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said as the country celebrated.
He scored his 99th ton during a World Cup match against South Africa in Nagpur on March 12 last year, but failed to add to the tally on subsequent tours of England and Australia and a home series against the West Indies.
International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat also lauded Tendulkar's achievement.
"On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe, I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country," Lorgat said in a statement.
"This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement.
"He is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and with an array of batting records, Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket's history," Lorgat said.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the second batsman on the all-time list with 71 international centuries.

Selasa, 14 Februari 2012

UK : 2012 London Olympic Stamps

I received a big surprise and wonderful gift on occasion of Valentine’s Day. I got letter from UK with London Olympic 2012 Stamps sent by Kathryn Hollingsworth. These are my first ever stamps for 2012 London Olympics. Thanks Indeed Kathryn J
Kathryn Hollingsworth work for Royal Mail in the UK promoting their stamps.
The second set of Royal Mail's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps issued in 2010 to mark two years to the event. The set was issued in 2009 and the third and final set of stamps was issued in 2011.
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympics, Royal Mail issued 30 artist designed stamps
each depicting an Olympic or Paralympic sport. The stamps were issued in sets of tens (2009, 2010 & 2011) - one set each year leading up to the 30th Olympiad. The 2010 edition
entitled 'on track for 2010',

The full line-up of artists for the 'on track for 2010' edition includes:
'Boxing' - Stephen Ledwidge
'Cycling' - Matthew Dennis
'Football' - Alex Williamson
'Goal ball' - Tobatron
'Hockey' – Darren Hopes
'Modern Pentathlon' - Katherine Baxter
'Rowing' - Marian Hills
'Shooting' - David Hillman

'Table Tennis' - Michael Craig Martin
'Taekwondon' – James Fryer