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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Benfica's Hungarian striker Miklos Feher died on Sunday after collapsing during a league game with Vitoria Guimaraes. Feher, 24, fell to the ground at Guimaraes' stadium during additional time with Benfica leading 1-0.According to the first news reports, the 24-year-old Hungarian player suffered a heart attack and died after being taken to a local hospital.

The memory of Marc-Vivien Foe is revived again...

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Iranian president Mohammad Khatami's speech which was couched in erudite philosophical terms in Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos,Switzerland 2004,seemed to draw a thoughtful response from Davos delegates. "I think he made a good impression," Harinder Kohli, CEO of Centennial Group Holdings, a Washington-based policy advisory group, told NEWSWEEK. "It was an unusual speech, but the main thing is not what his words were, but the fact that he came here at all."

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw also praised Khatami's speech as an "extraordinarily broad canvas" that "says something about the breadth of [his] intelligence." "He was right to say that democracy was a human experience, not a Western invention," Straw told the bilateral meeting.

P.S : NEWSWEEK short interview with Khatami

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

REUTERS : "It is very difficult for me to explain to the EU how people already in parliament may not be able to run for re-election," European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said [during press conference in Tehran after thousands of liberals including the ones,who're right now the MPs,had been barred from standing in elections next month by the conservative Guardian Council, an unelected constitutional one. ] "The fairness of an election is not only (a matter) for election day."

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

UPN.COM : The prospect of appearing nude turned out to be the Achilles Heel for the first model to be eliminated on the season premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. Anna Bradfield, the 24-year-old housewife and mother from LaGrange, Georgia, chose not to appear in the first photo shoot covered only by jewels and body paint. Even though Jenascia, the 21-year-old waitress from Burien, Washington, was over two hours late for the shoot, the panel of judges could not overlook Anna's attitude and refusal to participate in the first shoot and eliminated her from the show.

About 39% of the online visitors of the contest voted that she'd done the right decision and I am one of them.
If you remember,I had admired Kadi Tombak for her beautiful description of beauty;Now I admire Anna for standing up what she believes in.She's reached to such a high level of thinking that she knows after giving birth to her baby,she's not only for herself anymore;She knows that maybe someday she will have to explain to her child why she decided to pose nude in front of cameras and other people.So she made up her mind and made that rational decision.I don't know this as a achilles heel;I know this as an outstanding glory that is rare in modernized world of today;Congratulations to anna's husband for having such a wife;Congratulations to anna's child for having such a mom;He/she will definitely be proud of the mom in the future;And finally I should express my deepest respect and pleasure to Anna herself.From my point of view,Anna you're the winner,not other contestants like Sara Racey-Tabrizi,who's got an iranian origin.Congrats Anna ! Good luck !

Read out her interviews with and

Monday, January 19, 2004

AFP : " Shermine Sharivar, a 21-year-old student, was elected 'Miss Germany 2004' at a gala evening in this western town on Saturday, organizers said.

The winner, hailing from Aachen, defeated 19 other candidates from all over the country to win 60,000 euros, trips to Cuba and Tunisia, and a 10,000-euro stay in a beauty spa.

The most beautiful woman in Germany will represent her country in the Miss Europe and Miss Intercontinental competitions.

I should mention that Shermine's father is an iranian and her mother is a german.She studies in the fields of poitical science,psychology and german literature in Aachen,one of the cities of Germany.she won the silver crown among 4,000 beautiful and clever contestants.

Shermine is a chocolate-lover : “My weak point is chocolate.” !

Do you remember Nazanin Afshin-Jam a while ago having won 'Miss Canada' title?


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