Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Big Lie

When I first spotted the UCSI University ad (p N21) on December 18 in the Star newspaper, I blinked my eyes twice and then I opened my mouth in yawning disbelief. They are offering a colossal RM700 million worth of scholarships! And if you believe this, then pigs can fly! Yes, a snowball’s chance in hell. Of course, the university got caught with their pants down. And so they had to retract this jumbo claim and eat humble pie by coming out with an apology (a quarter-page ad in the Star, December 22, 2010, p N37) clarifying that they are only intending to allocate RM7 million in 2011. Locally, UCSI University is known for being recklessly daring in many of the things they do, and this is just another one of their boastful ploy.

Celtic squandered away their chances and could only manage a 1-1 draw against in-form Kilmarnock. The former dominated the first half but could not find a breakthrough and then Killie Conor Sammon blasted a goal to give his team a surprise lead (53). But Thomas Rogne headed Celtic level with six minutes remaining and neither side could grab a winner.

Rafa Benitez has been given the boot – his contract at San Siro was abruptly terminated. And so, his just over 6-month reign at Inter Milan is over. He should have stayed with Liverpool but he got too arrogant.

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