Seven-times F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is fighting for his life after an off-piste skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel. Michael hit his head on a rock and suffered head trauma with coma that needed prompt neurosurgical treatment.
I’ve become addicted to F1 because of Michael Schumacher. I’ve seen him win back to back championships with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, supported him during his tough Ferrari debut, the horrible crash he had in 1999 then his majestic years from 2000 to 2004 where he clinched 5 consecutive championships. I enjoyed watching him race with Mercedes even though I knew he wouldn’t win a championship. I even flew to Monza in Italy to watch him live at least once in my life before he retires.
He’s been an inspiration to millions (including myself) around the world, despite few unfortunate incidents. He’s a great skier, footballer and motorcycle driver as well. He also won the Race of Champions several times along with recent F1 champion Sebastian Vettel. To sum it up and in my personal opinion, he’s the greatest driver in the history of Formula1.
Let’s hope his condition improves today and he gets better very soon.
Or as Martin Brundle said:
Come on Michael, give us one of those race stints at pure qualifying pace to win through, like you used to. You can do it.
PS: You can follow updates [Here].
The hospital where Schumi is being treated
I got the Brazuca ball last week courtesy of Adidas
The tweetup was supposed to take place last Saturday but we had to postpone it a week because of the Alexa storm. As mentioned earlier, we will be picking up the teams this time and they are almost full already. Nevertheless, everyone’s welcome to join as a lot of tweeps are coming just to watch the game and have fun.
The game is scheduled on Saturday at 8pm at V-club In Jal el Dib in Beirut.
PS: For further updates, follow me or the hashtag #MUFCvsFCBTweetup for further updates.
Watch Duncan Zuur showing off his wakeboarding skills inside Jeita’s Grotto. Crazy Stuff from Duncan and Red Bull!
Under the name “Red Bull Awaken the Grotto”, the famous Dutch wakeboarder performed incredible wakeboarding tricks inside the grotto’s lower chamber! This unique ride, held in the grotto for the first time, took place during Zuur’s visit to Lebanon. His stunts included jumps and slides off a boat ramp, which was especially set up in the water.
Left to Right: Georges St. Pierre, Mark Tanios, Coach Feras Zahabi via Arabsmma
The 40-day training camp Mark Tanios attended was supervised by Feras Zahabi, the trainer of the UFC Champion Georges St Pierre.
As most of you already know, Wissam Abi Nader (coach of fighters such as Silvester Saba, Elie el Rayess, Georges Eid and other illustrious fighters) has struck up an affiliation with the infamous Tri-Star gym in Montreal, home to some of the world’s best coaches and UFC stars.
One of the interesting and exciting parts of this collaboration is the agreement to send fighters between the two camps in Lebanon and Canada to allow for fighters to be exposed to new environments, sparring partners and training methods in an effort to develop more rounded warriors. This program has now yielded its first success! [Link]
We will be playing with the World Cup 2014 Ball – The Brazuca courtesy of Adidas
I’ve been playing and watching Football for more than 15 years now. I follow the FIFA World Cup (Men and Women), Euro Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, Champions League. My favorite leagues are the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga. My all-time favorite team is Bayern Munich and I support the German team in the World Cup.
I also enjoy live-tweeting during football games and I’ve noticed lately that there are fan clubs being formed in Lebanon, some of them which are very active like the Manchester United one, so I talked with some of them and decided to organize a friendly Football game between ManUnited fans and BayernMunich fans next week.
I will be picking the teams with a friend of mine this time as we’re organizing the whole thing, but if it works out then we’ll definitely plan another Football tweetup and figure out a way to let other people join in. Of course everyone’s welcome to join as a lot of tweeps are coming just to watch the game and have fun. The game is a friendly one but we will be playing seriously and for the win as the rivalry between Bayern Munich Fans and Manchester United goes way back.
To make things even better, we will be the first to play with the World Cup 2014 official ball, the Brazuca that was unveiled few days ago by Adidas.
I got the New Messi Shoes (Adizero F50 Trx FG) 3 months back and I’m loving them! Hopefully they’ll help me make my team win
PS: I will tweet the place and time in the next few days and you can follow me or the hashtag #MUFCvsFCBTweetup for further updates.
Out of the 800 qualifiers played over two and a half years, FIFA picked 6 games as the best qualifiers from the road to Brazil, and Lebanon’s awesome victory over Korea in 2011 was one of them.
Here are the other 5 games chosen by FIFA:
American Samoa 2-1 Tonga, 22 November 2011
Colombia 3-3 Chile, 11 October 2013
Ghana 6-1 Egypt, 15 October 2013
Panama 2-3 USA, 15 October 2013
Sweden 2-3 Portugal, 19 November 2013
Zacharias Faour is only 15 years old and has already been dubbed as the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Juventus were interested in him but he ended up signing with Manchester City. If you are not a Football fan and don’t know who Ibrahimovic is, he’s one of the most talented Football players in the world and some of his goals are unbelievable, specially this one against England.
According to Lebanese Blogger Figo29 who originally posted about this young talent, Zacharias Faour has Lebanese Origins (His Father is Lebanese) and can play for either Lebanon or Sweden.
ManCity ranked Faour as one of the world’s best players who were born in 1998, so let’s wish him the best of luck and hope he becomes as good or even better than Ibra.
Schalke 04 beat VfB Stuttgart 3-0.
Sagesse was going through difficult times in the past few month and the prestigious Beiruti team was on the verge of a very dangerous fallout. Fortunately though, an agreement was finally reached tonight between the various parties in the presence of Bishop Boulos Matar (Sagesse belongs to the Maronite Bishopric in Beirut).
Based on the LBC Report above and this article, Nadim Hakim will be Sagesse’s president, Jean Hemmam will resign and Joseph Abdel Massih will be the new secretary general. Elie Mechantaf is still in the management and will handle the Basketball Committee for Sagesse.
This is great news for the players and the Hekmeh fans!
Even Riyadi fans expressed their joy over the agreement reached. Speaking of which, Riyadi (Sporting Beirut) just won the Houssameddine el Hariri tournament by beating Mouttahed in the final game.