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Grand England Cricket Pee Oval Ashes Madness

In cricket on August 27, 2013 at 10:41

A British gentleman is one who knows when to cease to be one.

England Cricketers pee.

England cricketers Pee on the Pitch at The Oval

Story:

While the centre of the ground was quite dark, lights were on in the grandstands with dozens of people still cleaning up after a late finish which saw the game go beyond 7.30pm

A number of players including Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen and Jimmy Anderson took it in turns urinating on the pitch to the cheers of their teammates.

This could be clearly seen from the outside overflow areas of the press box.

It would have been the only moisture applied to the pitch for quite some time given the deliberate dry and dusty nature of the pitches presented in this Test series to blunt Australia’s pace attack and aid spinner Graeme Swann, the highest wicket-taker in the series.

The incident brought back memories of the pitch party in Perth two seasons ago, when Indian film crews took footage of ground staff drinking on the WACA wicket the night before the Test.

Monty Panesar urinates on Bouncers.

England cricket star Monty Panesar has been fined by police after being caught urinating on nightclub bouncers in Brighton, the BBC understands.

The spin bowler, who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club, was fined for being drunk and disorderly outside the Shooshh club early on Monday morning.

Sussex Police said a 31-year-old man had received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

Sussex County Cricket Club said it was investigating the incident.

Urinating Trio.

Broad, Pieterson and Anderson

It said in a statement: “Sussex County Cricket Club can confirm that an incident took place involving Monty Panesar in the early hours of Monday August 5Source;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-23600037

http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/the-splashes-england-players-celebrate-ashes-victory-by-urinating-on-the-oval-pitch/story-fndpt0dy-1226704039918

Related:

It is not the first time the drunken antics of England’s players have made headlines:

2005: After a famous Ashes series win, a bleary-eyed Freddie Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen arrived arm-in-arm at a reception in Downing Street following an all-night drinking session.

According to reports, Flintoff urinated in the residence’s rose garden, but has always strenuously denied the allegation.

2007: Flintoff had to be ‘rescued’ from the sea in the early hours of the morning when trying to use a pedalo after another heavy drinking session.

2013: Bowler Monty Panesar (pictured above) urinated over a group of bouncers earlier this month after they had thrown him out of a nightclub in Brighton.

A group of young women had accused the 31-year-old of  bothering them.

(The Daily Mail UK)

IPl Champions Trophy Schedule

In cricket on June 2, 2013 at 16:47

Notwithstanding the IPL Match fixing scam, the Cricket fever is hot in India.

Schedule of Champions Trophy  IPL 2013, is here-below.

Champions trophy 2013,IPL Schedule.

Champions trophy 2013,IPL Schedule.

Teams and Players.

To know the team composition, click on the Country in the Format.

Source:

http://www.informationcricket.com/icc-champions-trophy/match-schedule/

India Australia Sri Lanka
Pakistan England South Africa
West Indies New Zeakand

 

Christianity Distribution Traditions PEW Study

In Christianity on May 17, 2013 at 07:16

Research Study by PEW Research Center has revealed some interesting facts.

1.Christianity has ‘width , not depth in distribution’

Distribution of Christians in the World.

Christianity in The World.

I am using Corporate jargon as Christianity of the day is run like a Corporate.

A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread – so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.

A century ago, this was not the case. In 1910, about two-thirds of the world’s Christians lived in Europe, where the bulk of Christians had been for a millennium, according to historical estimates by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.2 Today, only about a quarter of all Christians live in Europe (26%). A plurality – more than a third – now are in the Americas (37%). About one in every four Christians lives in sub-Saharan Africa (24%), and about one-in-eight is found in Asia and the Pacific (13%)…

2.Regional Distribution of Christians.

Christians in the World,A Survey by PEW.

Regional distribution of Christians.

The number of Christians around the world has nearly quadrupled in the last 100 years, from about 600 million in 1910 to more than 2 billion in 2010. But the world’s overall population also has risen rapidly, from an estimated 1.8 billion in 1910 to 6.9 billion in 2010. As a result, Christians make up about the same portion of the world’s population today (32%) as they did a century ago (35%).

3.Christian Traditions.

Christianity Survey,PEW.

Christian Traditions.

About half of all Christians worldwide are Catholic (50%), while more than a third are Protestant (37%). Orthodox communions comprise 12% of the world’s Christians. Other Christian groups, which make up the remaining 1%, include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christian Science Church.

he Catholic Church includes the international body of churches in full communion with the bishop of Rome, the pope. These churches include the Western (or Latin) church and 22 Eastern Catholic churches.1 Each of these churches has a distinct hierarchy and traditional liturgy, prayers and religious observances. The Western (Latin) church is the largest of these autonomous churches. Among the major branches of the Eastern churches are the Alexandrian, Antiochene, Armenian, Byzantine and Chaldean.2

Catholicism, taken as a whole, is the world’s largest Christian tradition. The Catholic Church teaches that its bishops are the successors of Christ’s apostles and that the pope, as the successor to St. Peter, possesses a unique authority in the church.3 Catholic doctrine maintains that the church is infallible in its dogmatic teaching on matters of faith and morals.4 Catholic worship is centered on the Eucharist, in which, according to the church’s teaching, the bread and wine are supernaturally transformed into the body and blood of Christ. 5

Protestant

Protestants are broadly defined in this report to include three groups.6 The first group is made up of historic Protestants who belong to churches originating (or reformulated) at the time of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation in Europe, as well as other denominations that came later, such as Methodists. The Protestant Reformation was led by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other theologians who “protested” the doctrines, rituals and ecclesiastical structure of the Catholic Church, leading to the creation of new national churches. The doctrines of the various Protestant denominations vary, but most include belief in grace through faith alone (known as sola fide or “by faith alone”), belief in the Bible as the ultimate authority in matters of faith and order (known as sola scriptura or “by scripture alone”) and belief in the priesthood of all believers.7

Anglicans are the second group of Christians categorized in this report under the broad banner of Protestantism. This category refers to Christians who belong to churches with historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs, worship styles and church structures. The great majority of Anglicans are members of churches that are part of the international Anglican Communion, which recognizes the archbishop of Canterbury as its “Focus for Unity.”8 The Church of England emerged as a distinct Western Christian ecclesial tradition in the early 16th century, when King Henry VIII declared his supremacy over the English church and its independence from papal authority.9

The third group broadly defined as Protestants in this report is independent Christians. Independent Christians have developed ecclesial structures, beliefs and practices that are claimed to be independent of historic, organized Christianity.10 Independent Christians include denominations in sub-Saharan Africa that identify as independent from historically Protestant denominations, churches in China that are not affiliated with official religious associations and nondenominational churches in the United States.

Regional Distribution of Christians.

Study on Christianity,Pew.

Christian Population by Region.

According to a Pew Forum analysis of estimates from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, there are about 279 million pentecostal Christians and 305 million charismatic Christians in the world. (For definitions, see Defining Christian Movements.) This means that, according to this analysis, pentecostal and charismatic Christians together make up about 27% of all Christians and more than 8% of the world’s total population.15 (As noted in the Executive Summary, these estimates are based primarily on numbers provided by Christian organizations and are derived differently from the other figures in this study, which are based mainly on censuses and surveys.

Christian Movements data Christianity Study by PEW.

Christian Movements data Christianity

Source:

http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/Global-Christianity-movements-and-denominations.aspx

‘Paid Mourning’ At Funerals Indian And Abroad.

In Hinduism, lifestyle on March 27, 2013 at 10:49

I was around 12 or 13 at Chennai with my Brother and Mother.

My father who was at Srivilliputtur, Tamil Nadu sent us a Telegram informing us the passing away of my paternal Grandfather at our place.

We rushed Home.

Only  to find my father reclining in his easy chair in the pial ( a small place at the entrance of the house meant for relaxing  in the evening and to provide resting place for travelers), with my grandfather’s body laid out in Hall inside.

I remember having asked my father,

‘It is your Father who is dead? Why are you not crying?

He replied,

“Look he is dead, if people can assure me he will come back if I cry, I will cry.

People never come back, so do not waste time and energy .

I was waiting for you both, I have to arrange for Professional Mourners”

He sent for them.

They came Home and started beating their chests and started wailing(Four in number) till the body was taken away from our Home o the Burning Ghat.

I could not understand what they were singing nor what they were doing for the death of my father.

(They were paid, I think about 4 Annas , a high price at that time, equivalent to 25Paise of today(which is not in circulation now).

In Dollar terms it is 25 % of  One Rupee. ( US $ = Rs 60).

Later I came to know about these people.

In Hinduism, excepting the Brahmins, other Communities celebrate Death if it happens to be of an elderly person with a lot of singing, dancing and the atmosphere is festive.

In Brahmin House holds, the mood would be somber, dignified.

They have been trained that Life and Death are inevitable and have to be taken in one’s stride normally.

However there is also a belief that the Dead person’s spirit hovers around the house for 12 days, till the Sabindeekaranam Ceremony is done and would become sad if they are not remembered.

So people have to talk about them during this period.

Where people can not mourn openly engage the Services of Professional Mourners.

There is even a term for doing something with out involvement ,’கூலிக்கு மாரடிக்கிறது  (Doing for only money)

In Tamil literature the songs for these occasions are given literary status and are master pieces of emotions, sentiments and Philosophy.

I am proving some Links towards the end of this post.

Now I just read a piece on professional Mourning in England.

Makes an interesting Read.

Human emotions are the same.

Is Wake not about this?

Hindu Mourning.

Hindu Mourning.

Story:

4:10PM GMT 26 Mar 2013

For £45 an hour, the fake mourners can be rented to cry for the duration of a funeral service in order to swell the numbers at funerals.

Ian Robertson, the founder of Rent-a-Mourner, in Braintree, Essex, admits the idea may be unfamiliar to the British, although the phenomenon is popular in places such as Asia.

The mourners-for-hire are briefed on the life of the deceased and would be able to talk to friends and relatives as if they really had known their loved one.

Rent-a-Mourner has 20 staff on its books to hire out for funerals, which Mr Robertson said were friends of his rather than professional actors.

He added that they are not required to well up, but are mainly there just to make up the numbers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9955111/Mourners-for-rent-hired-to-blub-at-funerals.html

1. ஆலி ஆட்டம், 2. இலாவணி, 3. கழியல் ஆட்டம், 4. குறவன்குறத்தி ஆட்டம், 5. கைச்சிலம்பாட்டம், 6. கோலாட்டம், 7. தப்பாட்டம் (பறையாட்டம்), 8. தெருக்கூத்து, 9. நையாண்டி மேளம், 10. பெரியமேளம், 11. பேயாட்டக்காமிக், 12. ஒப்பாரி, 13. மாரடிப்பாட்டு ஆகியன நிகழ்த்தப்படுகின்றன. இவை வட்டாரத்திற்கு வட்டாரம், பொருளாதாரத்திற்கு ஏற்றாற் போலும், இறந்தவரின் வயதிற்குத் தகுந்தாற் போலும் மாறுபடும். இந்நிகழ்த்துக் கலைகளில் கானாப்பாடலின் கூறுகளும். தன்மைகளும் ஒப்பாரியிலும் மாரடிப்பாட்டிலும் காணலாம். அவற்றின் நிகழ்வினைப் பின்வருமாறு ஆராயப்படுகின்றன.

ஒப்பாரி – நிகழ்த்தும்விதம்:-

உயிர்போன வெற்றுடல் எரிப்பதற்கோ, புதைப்பதற்கோ கிடக்கின்றது. அவ்வெற்றுடலை நம்பி வாழ்ந்தவர்கள், அதனால் வாழ்வு பெற்றவர்கள், உரிமையுடையவர்கள் உயிர்போன அவ்வெற்றுடலைச் சுற்றி நின்று அல்லது உட்கார்ந்து கொண்டும், ஒருவர் மேல் ஒருவர் கையினைப் போட்டுக் கொண்டும், சிலர் கண்ணீர் மட்டும் சிந்த, சிலர் மனதுக்குள் வருத்தப்பட, சிலர் மனம் கலக்கமுற்று மயங்க, இப்படித் தங்கள் துன்பங்களை வெளிப்படுத்துவார்கள். அவ்வெற்றுடலைக் கண்டு சிலர் பாட்டுப் பாடி அழுகின்றார்கள். அப்பாட்டுக்களில் உயிர் இருக்கின்றது. இறந்து போனவர் அப்பாடல் மூலம் எழுந்து நடமாடுவது போன்று இருக்கிறது. இறந்து கிடக்கும் வெற்றுடலின் வரலாறு தெரியாதவர்களுக்கு அப்பாடல் அதனுடைய வரலாற்றினைக் காட்டுகின்றது. எனவே இறந்தவர் எழுந்து பாட்டு வடிவில் நடமாடுகின்றார். இறந்தவரைப் பாட்டின் மூலம் மற்றவர்களுக்குக் காட்டக் காரணமானவர்கள் பெண்கள். பெண்களால் பாடப்படும் அப்பாடல்களையே ஒப்பாரி என்று அழைக்கிறோம்.

பெண் ஒருத்தி தான் ஒப்பாரி வைத்துச் சந்தர்ப்பத்திற்குத் தகுந்தார்போல், சொற்களைப் பயன்படுத்தா விட்டால், மற்ற பெண்கள் பொருத்தமின்மையைக் கிண்டலடிப்பார்கள். உரியச் சொற்கள் என்று குறிப்பது ஒப்பாரி வைக்கும் பெண்ணிற்கும் இறந்தவருக்கும் உள்ள உறவினைக் குறிக்கும். இதனையொத்த நிலையில் சென்னை நகரக் குடிசை வாழ் மற்றும் நடைபாதை மக்களிடத்தில், இறப்புச் சடங்கன்று ஆண்கள் ஒன்று கூடிப்பாடுகின்றார்கள். அதனைக் கானாப் பாடல் என்று கூறுவார்கள்.

மாரடிப்பாட்டு – நிகழ்த்தும் விதம்:-

மாரடிப்பாட்டு என்பது இறந்தவர்கள் பற்றிப் பாடப்படும் பாடலாகும். இதற்கென்றே கூலிக்கு மாரடிக்கும் கலைஞர்கள் உள்ளனர். மார்பில் அடித்துக் கொண்டே பாடுவதால் இது மாரடிப்பாட்டு என்று வழக்கப்படுகிறது. இதனை ஒப்பாரிப்பாட்டு என்றும் அழைக்கின்றனர். இந்நிகழ்வு தமிழகத்தில் பரவலாக நிகழ்த்தப்படுகிறது. இதனைக் குறிப்பிட்ட இடம், மாதம், நாள் எனக் கணக்கிட்டு நிகழ்த்துவதில்லை. இறந்தவர்களின் வீடுகளில் மட்டுமே நிகழ்த்துகின்றனர். இறந்தவரின் பிணம் வீட்டுக்குள் இருக்கும் போது மாரடிப் பாட்டு கலைஞர்கள் வீட்டின் முற்றத்தில் (வாசல்பகுதி) நின்று கொண்டு இதனை நிகழ்த்துகின்றனர். இவை வாழ்க்கை வட்டச் சடங்குகளில், இறப்புச் சடங்கின் ஒரு கூறாக உள்ளது. பெரும்பாலும் வயது முதிர்ந்தவர்கள் இறந்தால் மட்டுமே மாரடிப்பாட்டு நிகழ்த்தப்படுகிறது. சிலயிடங்களில் வரையறையுடன் நிகழ்த்துகின்றனர். இம்மாரடிப் பாட்டில் பதினோரு பேர் பங்கெடுக்கின்றனர். இதில் ஆறு பேர் பாட்டுப் பாடுகின்றனர். ஒருவர் நாதசுரம் வாசிக்கின்றார். இருவர் தம்புருசெட் (பெரியமேளம்) அடிக்கின்றனர். ஒருவர் உறுமியும் மற்றொருவர் கிடுகிட்டியும் இசைக்கின்றனர்.

http://www.koodal.com/article/tamil/ilakkiyam.asp?id=371

Drums played in a death ceremony at Tamil Nadu Village

நீ போருக்கு போனடத்தை 
போராடி மாண்டாய் ஐயா
மகனே
பாரத்துவக்கெடுத்தோ
உங்களுக்கு
பயந்தவெடி வச்சானோ
உங்களுக்கு பெரிய துவக்கொடுத்தோ
உங்கள பேசாமல் சுட்டெறிந்தான்
மகனார்
உன்ன சந்தியல கண்டடத்தை
உன்னைபெத்த கறுமி
தலைவெடித்துப் போறனையா
மகனார் நீகப்பலில வாராயெண்டோ
நாங்க கடலருகில் காத்திருந்தோம்

மகனே நீ 
இருந்த இடத்தைப் பார்தாலும்
இரு தணலாய் மூளுதையா
நீ படுத்த இடத்தை பார்தாலும் 
பயம் பயமாய் தோன்றுதடா
மகனே
உன்னைப் பெற்ற கறுமி நான்
இங்க உப்பலந்த நாழியைப்போல்
நீ இல்லாம
நாள்தோறும் உக்கிறனே
http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AE%92%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%B0%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D_%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%9F%E0%AE%B2%E0%AF%8D

 

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Heart Stopped Beating 45 Minutes, Recovers

In Interesting and funny, UK on March 24, 2013 at 14:10

A woman’s heat stopped beating for 45 minutes in England

 

People including the Doctor gave up on her.

 

But the Paramedics went on CPR Procedure and her Heart stated beating after 45 minutes and she is recovering.

 

Hope this does not make people keep the dead for an indefinite period in the hope of reviving them.

 

Hinduism stipulates that the body may be kept for 96 minutes( Two Muhurtahams).

 

The body is not to be disposed of before this.

 

I awit her experiences  during this 45 Minutes to know more about Death.

Story:

A 63-year-old woman who was expected to die after her heartstopped for 45 minutes, is recovering well.

Carol Brothers, from Easterton near Devizes, collapsed outside her home from a heart attack, last month.

Paramedics managed to restart her heart and she was airlifted tohospital but her family were told to expect the worst and doctors withdrew medication.

Her daughter, Maxine Dickinson, said doctors “put mum on the pathway to die” but days later “she came back to life”.

Mrs Brothers was returning home from a shopping trip with her daughter when she collapsed, said her husband David.

Induced coma

“I saw them pull up, the next thing I hear is the daughter screaming at the top of her voice and I couldn’t see Carol,” he said.

“So I shot out there and she was flat out on the floor, just changing colour – a horrible colour and basically I panicked.”

Medical support was withdrawn from Mrs Brothers but she is recovering

Medical support was withdrawn from Mrs Brothers but she is recovering

The doctor said she could go quite quickly – and they put mum on the pathway to die”

Maxine DickinsonDaughter

Mrs Brothers’ daughter, with the help of a neighbour, began to administer CPR but she said as far as she was concerned “my Mum was dead on the path”.

“I just went into complete shock,” she said.

(First Response and the paramedics arrived and we stayed out the way because I just couldn’t watch my mum – it was too upsetting.

“But they just kept going and going and going and after 45 minutes did get the heartbeat going.”)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21910348

 

Related:

A man has survived against the odds after a heart attack which caused his heart to stop beating for 18 minutes.

Doctors say people can normally survive for up to four minutes after they stop breathing. They are likely to die or suffer serious brain damage after that.

But Rob Waggett, 31, of Newport took a breath after paramedics used a defibrillator seven times to shock him.

Doctors told his wife he survived because his heart kept on quivering four times longer than normal.

His wife Dianna said: “It’s a miracle.”

He was allowed home on Sunday but his short-term memory has been affected by the ordeal.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8505038.stm

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