Photos And Videos: Worst Flood In Europe In 70 Years

4 06 2013
A general overview shows the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (125 miles) northeast of Munich June 3, 2013. Following heavy rain and thaw, the Inn and Donau rivers are expected to rise to over 11 meters. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

A general overview shows the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (125 miles) northeast of Munich June 3, 2013. Following heavy rain and thaw, the Inn and Donau rivers are expected to rise to over 11 meters. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Europe is now facing the worst floods in seventy years.

Flood waters rise across sections of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.

At least eight people were killed and nine others were injured.

The city of Passau in southeast Germany was among the hardest-hit.

Here are some photos…

Please click the photos for more photos.

Below are the URLs of the videos…

http://news.yahoo.com/video/record-floods-hit-parts-europe-122619602.html

http://news.yahoo.com/video/floods-strike-bavarias-passau-city-122124200.html

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Freezing Europe – In Photos

8 04 2013

Heavy snow in spring?

Many Europeans are facing winter’s icy grip on lands that should be thawing in springtime temperatures by now, with Britain on track for the coldest March since 1962.

Please click here for the pictures





The Astolf Band, A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim (Part 2)

26 09 2012

*Please click here for The Astolf Band (Part 1)

After the cup of tea, Martin invited Paul and Eve to spend the night at his home. They had an early night because the next morning, they were going to Spain to meet Lin Bastain.

The three friends woke up very early the next morning. They all rushed into Martin’s car. And “Vrroooom!” went the car. The car speeded down the road, they turn left and right and at last they reached the Berlin Schönefeld Airport.

Martin parked his car and they rushed to the departure area, checked in their bags and soon they heard, “Achtung! Flug nach Spanien wird bald fahren!”. “That is our flight to Spain, let’s go!”, said Martin rushing to the departure gate.

In the aeroplane after they buckled their seat belts,  Martin put on the headphone to listen to the music while Paul went to sleep.  Eve looked outside watching the birds flying over the buildings around the airport.

A few hours later, their plane landed safely in Spain. Paul, Eve and Marty took a taxi and they drove past the woods to Lin’s house. At last they reached Lin’s house. Martin went to the small house and knocked the door. The door opened and Martin saw Lin at the door holding a newspaper.

Lin was speechless to see her friends. Martin said, “Oh! Hello Lin”, and he pulled Paul and pushed him to the front door. Paul asked, “Hello Lin, would you like to join us to revive the Astolf Band?” Lin looked at them and said, “Did you came all the way to Spain just for that?” She smiled and said, “Of course, if you all will come inside and have tea with me.”

To be continued…

*Please click here for The Astolf Band, A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim (Part 3)





The Astolf Band, A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

25 09 2012

After a very successful performance in London, Paul Tonnel had a very nice rest in his home. He was sipping his tea and listening to the music when started to think about the old Astolf Band.

Paul Tonnel was the singer and guitarist of the Astolf Band that used to be a very popular band in the 1980s. Suddenly he thought it would be nice if he could re-group and revive the band as it was in the old times. He went to his computer and searched for the addresses of the original members of the band, Paul Tonnel, Martin Flangs, Eve Sara, Lin Bastain and Peter Hard.

He wanted to contact them and to ask them if they want to revive the band. He read the list and then he realised that they all lived far away from each other. He slid his chair to his other computer and used the internet to book a flight to Germany to meet Martin Flangs. Then he went to his bed and went to sleep.

“RRR-IIII-NGGG,” went the alarm clock. Paul ran to his bathroom and brushed his teeth and started to think what would the others think about the his idea. Than he put it out of his mind and ran to his car.

He drove to the Heathrow Airport. He parked his car and waited for his flight. But an hour later, the flight was delayed for another half an hour. While he waited, he took out his hand phone to book another flight to Spain and later to Australia. Pulling his bag to the departure hall, he saw another Astolf Band member, Eve Sara chased by her fans.

He ran after her and asked her if she would like to revive the Astolf Band. Eve whispered, “I have never thought about it but I will if you help me to get out of this crowd”. So, to get Eve away from the crowd, Paul made a 15 minutes show for the very excited fans. After it was over, he only had just enough time to catch his flight.

He found out that Eve was also going to Germany and they ran together to catch the plane. They were almost late but they reached there before the departure gate was closed. Their fans followed them and later went to look out for their plane and waving as they watched the plane flew high up to the sky.

It Germany, the plane went down safely and when Paul’s phone received the signals from satellite, he called Martin. “Marty, I will reach your house at around 9:00 pm tonight. Bye,” said Paul while rushing to get out of the airport and to get to Martin’s house.

At 9:00 pm sharp, Martin heard a car in front of his house. Martin said to himself, “Das sollte Paul,” which means that should be Paul and rushed to open the door. He rushed outside and almost said, “Willkommen Sie alten Freund”. He lived in Germany for more than 2 years now that he almost speak German to his English friend. He quickly change to English, “Welcome my old friend”.

Paul asked Martin about his idea to revive the Astolf Band. Martin thought for a moment and asked, “Would you like a cup of tea?” Eve said, “Yes please, of course” while going inside the house. Paul shook his head and asked again, “Marty, would you like to revive the Astolf Band?”. Martin smiled and answered, “Sure!”.

To be continued…

*Please click here for The Astolf Band (Part 2)





Italy Beats Germany: UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 2

29 06 2012

Germany 1-2 Italy
Mario Balotelli struck twice as Italy once again proved Germany’s nemesis, Cesare Prandelli’s side holding on in Warsaw to set up a final against Spain. (www.uefa.com)

Italy beats Germany 2-1 on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

The goals were scored by:

Germany vs Italy 0-1 ( Mario Balotelli goal vs Italy 20′)
Germany vs Italy 0-2 ( Mario Balotelli second goal vs Italy 36′)
Germany vs Italy 1-2 ( Mesut Ozil penalty vs Italy 90+2′)

So, Italy will advances to UEFA EURO 2012 final together with Spain.

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🙂 Please click here to vote for the UEFA EURO 2012 final match 🙂





UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 2: Germany VS Italy

28 06 2012

>>>Please click here for the game results and the highlights of the match and the goals videos<<<

The UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final 2 match between Germany and Italy will take place on  Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

Which team do you think will win the game and advances to final together with Spain?

Please vote :) :) :)





Italy Beats England: UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final 4

25 06 2012

The Italy football players celebrate their victory.

Italy beats England 4-2 on penalties, on June 25, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

Below is the list of the penalty shootouts:

  1. Italy vs England 1-0 Mario Balotelli scores

  2. Italy vs England 1-1 Steven Gerrard scores

  3. Italy vs England 1-1 Riccardo Montolivo misses

  4. Italy vs England 1-2 Wayne Rooney scores

  5. Italy vs England 2-2 Andrea Pirlo scores

  6. Italy vs England 2-2 Ashley Young misses

  7. Italy vs England 3-2 Antonio Nocerino scores

  8. Italy vs England 3-2 Ashley Cole misses

  9. Italy vs England 4-2 Alessandro Diamanti scores

So, Italy will advance to semifinals together with PortugalGermany and Spain.

>>>Please click here for videos of the match highlights and the goals<<<

Please click below to vote for your favourite team:

UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 1: Spain VS Portugal








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