Friday, May 23, 2008

If you are a great investor (millionaire) and do you want to invest your money?

If you are a great investor (millionaire) and do you want to invest your money?
The Boavista Futebol Club is in a great crisis, but there will be many investors / sponsors it will be able to will be the club that was again. He was a champion of the Portuguese League in 2000/2001, winner of the Cup of Portugal in 1975, 1976, 1979, 1992, 1997 and of the Portuguese Supercup in 1979, 1992, 1997. For more information on the club visits:
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Saturday, May 17, 2008


It was her principal applies and it showed now the reasons with the music '4minutes'. She is simply fantastic and with this so big victory in the MOTW of this week it shows that it is one of the biggest you apply to a near ' The Best Music of the Work '. Have so many energy to which it seems to have 20 years!
Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), known artistically as Madonna, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and Golden Globe winning actress. Regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time", she has been dubbed the "Queen of Pop" by the media. In her youth, Madonna aspired to become a ballet dancer and studied dance under the tutelage of choreographer Alvin Ailey. Following her debut in the entertainment industry as a member of Patrick Hernandez's dance team, Madonna formed a pop duo with Dan Gilroy known as the Breakfast Club. While initially performing as the band's drummer, Madonna also served as lead singer until her departure from the group. She joined a second music group—Emmy—with drummer Stephen Bray, though both performers eventually left the group to focus on the launch of Madonna's solo career as a recording artist. Beginning with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1983, Madonna rose to stardom producing three consecutive number one studio albums on the Billboard 200; Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), and Like a Prayer (1989). Though the entertainer faced colder critical reception and more modest sales on subsequent albums Erotica (1992) and Bedtime Stories (1994), she garnered critical acclaim with the release of her seventh studio album Ray of Light (1998), which opened at number two. Madonna continued to remain in the forefront of pop music with four more consecutive number one studio albums; Music (2000) American Life (2003) Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) and Hard Candy (2008). Madonna is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the "Best Selling Female Rock Artist of the Twentieth Century" and the second top-selling female artist in the United States (behind Barbra Streisand) with 63 million certified albums. According to Guinness World Records, she is the "World’s most successful female recording artist of all time" and the top earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of over $400 million, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide.Billboard reported that her 2006 Confessions Tour holds the record for the highest grossing concert tour by a female artist. On March 10, 2008, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Madonna made her acting debut with the low-budget feature film A Certain Sacrifice (1979) and went on to star in the 1985 box office hit Desperately Seeking Susan, her first starring role. She then starred in the relatively unsuccessful Shanghai Surprise (1986), Body of Evidence (1993), The Next Best Thing (2000) and Swept Away (2002) — in addition to numerous supporting roles and cameo appearances. She also starred in the box office hits Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992) and Evita (1996) — based on the musical of the same name, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

2007-Present: New record deal and film direction
On May 16, 2007, Madonna released the download-only song "Hey You", in anticipation of Live Earth, which was free for its first week. Madonna performed "Hey You" amongst other songs at the London concert of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium on July 7, 2007. Madonna was also guest vocalist on the song "Sing" on the Annie Lennox 2007 album Songs of Mass Destruction. The song involved twenty-three female artists joining Lennox for the collaboration. This "powerful feminist anthem" was born out of Lennox's involvement with Nelson Mandela’s 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) – organisations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by the HIV AIDS virus.[citation needed] "Sing" was released as a single on December 3, 2007. In October, 2007 Madonna announced her departure from record company Warner Bros. and a new $120 million, 10 year contract with pop concert promoters Live Nation. She will be the founding recording artist for the new music division, Live Nation Artists (formerly Artist Nation), and the deal will consist of albums, tours, merchandise and promotion. The Warner Bros. deal will be completed with her 2008 Hard Candy album and a compilation album due at the end of 2008 or early 2009. On December 13, 2007, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Madonna as one of the five inductees of the class of 2008. The ceremony, which also included fellow inductees John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures, and the Dave Clark Five, took place on March 10, 2008. Madonna was inducted into the Hall by Justin Timberlake.
Madonna also directed her first film, Filth and Wisdom and produced I Am Because We Are, a documentary on the problems and difficulties faced by people in Malawi. Her directorial debut was premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival on February 13, 2008. During most of 2007, Madonna recorded her eleventh studio album, Hard Candy, which contains collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Danja. It is due to be released on April 28, 2008 in Europe and April 29 in North America. The first single from the album is "4 Minutes", a duet with Timberlake and featuring Timbaland on backing vocals.

As of issue date April 12, 2008, "4 Minutes" moved up sixty-five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 from #68 to #3, after debuting at number two on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs. The song is Madonna's highest charting single in the United States since her 2000's chart-topper "Music" and became her 37th top ten hit in the U.S., breaking the previous record of 36 top ten hits held for almost the past 37 years by Elvis Presley; his last TOP 10 single was "Burning Love" which peaked at #2 in the fall of 1972. "4 Minutes" also became Madonna's 61st top ten single on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the female artist with the most top ten singles in UK. It is also currently #1 on the United World Chart, gaining 490,000 points this week, beating out other artists such as Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis. In April and May, Madonna will embark on a promotional tour for Hard Candy, playing three dates in New York City, Paris and London. On 10 May 2008 Madonna performed a collection of her songs including some off of her new album at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Maidstone, UK. On August 23, 2008, Madonna will begin the Sticky & Sweet Tour in Wales. This will be her seventh world tour, with dates In North America, Europe and Latin America.

Billboard reported that Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour holds the record for the highest grossing concert tour by a female artist. In the United Kingdom, she is the most successful female in the album and singles chart history, having sold 3.6 million copies of her compilation The Immaculate Collection and accomplishing sixty-one top ten singles, thirteen of which were #1. In 2008, she surpassed Elvis Presley as the artist with most top ten hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with thirty-seven top ten singles. She is also the most successful singles artist on the United World Chart with thirteen #1 and twenty-three Top 10 singles. On March 10, 2008, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2006 a new water bear species (Latin:Tardigrada), Echiniscus madonnae was named after Madonna. The paper with the description of E. madonnae was published in the international journal of animal taxonomy Zootaxa in March 2006 (Vol. 1154, pages: 1-36). The authors' justification for the name of the new species was: "We take great pleasure in dedicating this species to one of the most significant artists of our times, Madonna Louise Veronica Ritchie". The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) number of the species is 711164.
Personal life
Madonna with Guy Ritchie.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Madonna dated Dan Gilroy, with whom she formed the band Breakfast Club. In the early 1980s, she also dated her collaborator Stephen Bray, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, DJ and record producer Mark Kamins, and musician Jellybean Benitez. While filming the music video for "Material Girl" in 1985, Madonna began dating actor Sean Penn and married him later that year. After filing and withdrawing divorce papers in December 1987, they separated on New Year's Eve of 1988 and were officially divorced in September 1989. Of her marriage to Penn, Madonna later told Tatler, "I was completely obsessed with my career and not ready to be generous in any shape or form." Madonna began a highly publicized relationship with Warren Beatty while working on the film Dick Tracy early in 1989. Despite rumors that the two had become engaged in May 1990, the couple's relationship seemed to have ended by the summer. In a 1991 interview with Vanity Fair, Madonna said, "I'd go, 'Warren, did you really chase that girl for a year?!?' And he’d say, 'Nah, it's all lies.' I should have known better. I was unrealistic, but then, you always think you're going to be the one." In late 1990, Madonna dated Tony Ward, a young bisexual model and porn star who starred in her music videos for "Cherish" (1989) and "Justify My Love" (1990). Their relationship ended by early 1991, and Madonna later began an eight-month relationship with rapper Vanilla Ice, who appeared later in her Sex book. Madonna dated basketball player Dennis Rodman in the mid 1990s. In September 1994, while walking in Central Park, Madonna met fitness trainer Carlos Leon who became her personal trainer and lover. On October 14, 1996, Madonna gave birth to Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon in Los Angeles, California. The couple ended their relationship in 1997. Madonna then began dating Andy Bird, who sold his story to the newspapers in a tell-all about their eighteen-month relationship in late 2000/early 2001. On August 11, 2000, Madonna gave birth to a son, Rocco John Ritchie in Los Angeles, California, with Guy Ritchie, whom she had met in 1999 through mutual friends Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler. On December 22, 2000, Madonna and Ritchie were married in Scotland. As of 2008, Madonna resides in Marylebone, London and her country estate in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, with Ritchie and their 3 children.
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Linkin Park

The Best Music Of the Week(MOTW)
Shadow of the day - Linkin Park was the winner song with 7 votes until 16 of May. Shadow of the Day when the One of Alicia Keys (6 points) followed for In. It was a hard-fought victory, but understand totally this choice since they belonged to the principal candidates! Congratulations!
Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold more than fifty million albums and won two Grammy Awards. They achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Their following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world.
Recognized for their adaptation of the nu metal genre into a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band moved away from this and explored a variety of other genres in their latest studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard Charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They are also known for their several collaborations, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up album Collision Course, and many other artists on Reanimation.

Side projects and charity work (2004–2006)
Bennington appears on the band's behalf at MTV Asia AidFollowing Meteora's success, the band postponed working on a new studio album for the next few years. Instead, Linkin Park continued to tour and work on many side projects. Bennington appeared on DJ Lethal’s State of the Art and other work with Dead By Sunrise, while Shinoda did work with Depeche Mode. In 2004, the band began to work with Jay-Z to produce another remix album, entitled Collision Course. The album, which featured intermixed lyrics and background tracks from both artists' previous albums, debuted in November 2004. Shinoda also formed a new band, Fort Minor, as a side project. With the aid of Jay-Z, Fort Minor released their debut album, The Rising Tied, to critical acclaim. At the same time, the band's relationship with Warner Bros. Records was deteriorating rapidly on account of several trust and financial issues. After months of feuding, the band finally negotiated a deal in December 2005.

Linkin Park also participated in numerous charitable events. Linkin Park helped raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and later Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The band donated $75,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in March of 2004. They also helped relief efforts for the 2004 Tsunami victims by staging several charity concerts and setting up an additional fund called "Music for Relief". Most notably, however, the band participated at Live 8, a series of charitable benefit concerts set up to raise global awareness. Alongside Jay-Z, the band performed on Live 8's stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a global audience. The band would later be reunited with Jay-Z at the Grammy Award Ceremony 2006, during which they performed Numb/Encore, en route to winning a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. They would later go on to play at the 2006 Summer Sonic music festival, which was hosted by Metallica, in Japan.

Resurgence: Minutes to Midnight (2006–present)
Linkin Park in Prague, 2007Linkin Park returned to the recording studios in 2006 to work on new material. To produce the album, the band chose producer Rick Rubin. Despite initially stating the album would debut sometime in 2006, the album was delayed until 2007. The band had recorded thirty to fifty songs in August 2006, when Shinoda stated the album was halfway completed. Bennington later added that the new album would stray away from their previous nu metal sound. Warner Bros. Records officially announced that the band’s third studio album, entitled Minutes to Midnight, would be released on May 15, 2007 in the United States. After spending fourteen months working on the album, the band opted to further refine their album by removing five of the original seventeen tracks. Minutes to Midnight sold over 600,000 copies in its first week, making it one of the most successful debut week albums in recent years. The album also took the top spot on the Billboard Charts.
The album's first single, "What I've Done" was released on April 2, and premiered on MTV and Fuse within the same week. The single was acclaimed by listeners, becoming the top-ranked song on the Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. Later in the year, the band won the "Favorite Alternative Artist" in the American Music Awards. The band also saw success with singles such as "Bleed It Out", "Shadow of the Day", "Given Up", which were released throughout 2007 and early 2008.
Linkin Park's touring and live shows have, among other things, included a performance at Live Earth Japan on July 7, 2007. The band completed touring on their fourth Projekt Revolution tour before taking up an Arena tour around the United Kingdom, visiting Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, before finishing on a double night at the O2 Arena in London. They are now about to embark on a 19-show tour of North America. Bennington stated that Linkin Park plans to release a "follow up album" to Minutes to Midnight. However, he stated the band will first embark on a United States tour to gather inspiration for the album.

Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora intertwined the nu metal and rap rock sound with influences and elements from hip-hop, alternative rock, and electronica, utilizing programming and synthesizers. William Ruhlmann from All Music Guide regarded it as "a Johnny-come-lately to an already overdone musical style," whereas Rolling Stone called "Breaking the Habit" "risky, beautiful art." In Minutes to Midnight the band experimented with their established sound and sees them drawing influences from a wider and more varied range of genres and styles, a process Los Angeles Times compares to a stage in U2's work.In it, only two of the songs feature rapping. It also is their first studio album to feature guitar solos.
Linkin Park's use of two separate vocalists has become a large part of their music. Chester Bennington is most known for using growling and screaming vocals common in various forms of metal, while also using more melodic singing, and has placed 46th in Hit Paraders list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists". Mike Shinoda is the group's MC, and does all of the rapping. Mike has also done all of the backing vocals live, and in their latest album, Minutes to Midnight, he sings lead vocals on three songs: "In Between", "Hands Held High", and the b-side "No Roads Left". Shinoda has also been placed in Hit Parader's list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" at number 72

Band members
Chester Bennington - vocals, guitar, keyboards (1999–present)
Rob Bourdon - drums, percussion (1996–present)
Brad Delson - guitar (1996–present)
Dave Farrell aka "Phoenix" - bass guitar, vocals (1996–1999, 2001–present)
Joe Hahn - keyboards, turntables, programming, samples, beats (1996–present)
Mike Shinoda - emcee, vocals, guitar, keyboards (1996–present)
Mark Wakefield – vocals (1996–1998, while the band was named Xero)
Kyle Christener — Bass guitar (1998–1999) Temporarily replaced Farrell
Scott Koziol — Bass guitar (1999–2001) Stand-in bassist on Hybrid Theory
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Friday, May 9, 2008

Boavista Futebol Clube, Boavista F.C.

Boavista F.C.
Full name Boavista Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) As Panteras
(The Panthers)
Os Axadrezados
(The Checkereds)
They are thousands of persons to suffer due to crisis: the followers, the players, shareholders, sympathizers, between others!The boavista football club is in crisis and needs good investors. With these supports B.F.C. it will go out from the crisis and will be able to will do rivalry again to the big three. Please comment this article and it was thanking opinions make the B.F.C. again into the great club that is! Help the 4º great Portuguese club.
Jaime Moreira Pacheco (born Paredes, 22 July 1958), commonly known just by Jaime Pacheco is a football manager and former Portuguese international football player. Pacheco was a defensive midfielder who began to establish his reputation at the beginning of the 1980s. He played for FC Porto until 1983/84, but moved to Sporting in 1984/85 due to the signing of the young Paulo Futre from Sporting to FC Porto. He went on to play for Vitória Setúbal, Paços de Ferreira and other minor teams, before ending his career in 1995.
Pacheco made his debut for the Portuguese national team on 23 February 1983, in a 1-0 win over West Germany in a friendly match. He had 25 caps for the national team, 11 for FC Porto, 13 for Sporting and 1 for Vitória Setúbal. He was a leading player for the national team that qualified for the 1984 European Football Championship and the 1986 World Cup. After a four year absence, he made a brief and final return to the national team on 12 September 1990, in a 0-0 Euro 1992 qualification tie with Finland. As a football manager, Pacheco was responsible for Boavista's greatest ever success, winning their first SuperLiga title in 2000/2001 and reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2002/2003. He coached RCD Mallorca briefly during 2003 and returned to Boavista to replace sacked coach Erwin Sanchez in 2004. Following a poor run of results, Pacheco stood down as coach of Boavista in April, 2005. He was contracted by Vitória Guimarães but resigned as coach in December, 2005. He return for a third stint as Boavista's manager on 23 October 2006.

Founded 1 August 1903
Ground Estádio do Bessa, Porto
(Bessa Stadium)

(Capacity 28,263)
Manager Jaime Pacheco
2006-07 Liga, 9th
Home colours
Away colours
Boavista Futebol Clube (pron. IPA: [boɐ'viʃtɐ]), often simply known as Boavista, is a sports club from Porto, Portugal that was founded in 1903. Boavista grew to become Porto's second greatest club with sections dedicated to several sports, such as volleyball, chess, gymnastics, bicycle racing and futsal (among others), being the most notable the football section. The trademark of the team are the checkered white and black shirts. Estádio do Bessa, their stadium, was built in 1973 and remodeled in time for the Euro 2004, but plans for renewal already existed. Internally, Boavista grew from a minor team in the 70's to a regular fixture in Europe since then. The first "threat" to the The Big Three title domination was in 1975-76 under guidance of José Maria Pedroto, when Boavista finished second, achieving the same position later in 1998-99. Finally, in 2000-01 Boavista won the SuperLiga (on 18 May 2001, after beating Desportivo das Aves 3-0), finishing second to Sporting in 2002.

The panther is the club symbol and nickname, and this statue is proudly placed near the club shop and barIn Europe, Boavista was commonly known as the club with the strange shirts, and achieved moderate success. The highlight is still the brilliant UEFA Cup run in 2003, when they were knocked out by Celtic F.C. in the semi-finals, in a year which saw FC Porto lift the trophy. In the same competition: In 1981-82 Boavista FC eliminated Atlético Madrid 5-4 in the first round. In 1986-87, Boavista beat ACF Fiorentina but lost to Rangers FC in a tense second round game at the Ibrox Stadium. In 1991-1992, they managed to knock out Inter Milan 2-1 in the first round, making it to the quarterfinals in 1993-1994, after knocking out Greece's OFI Crete and S.S. Lazio of Italy.

Boavista has played twice in the UEFA Champions League. After a first, modest, participation in 1999, Boavista surprised Europe in 2001 by beating and knocking out German giants Borussia Dortmund in the first group stages. The panthers went through to the second phase where they met stronger challenges like Manchester United and Bayern Munich. With their financial objective more than complete, new horizons were rising for the team, as they started their group by surprising FC Nantes at home winning by 1-0, and reaching the top of the group after the draw between Manchester and Bayern. The team eventually finished a respectable third.
The football side has reputation in Portugal and, to some extent, abroad, as a result of its aggressive style, resulting always in hard-fought matches for their opponent team, even in defeats. One shining example of this is the 2001 Portuguese title, where the team finished first in goals conceded, with one of the best attacks. This style was mainly the brainchild of coach Jaime Pacheco. With his departure for RCD Mallorca in 2003-04, the team started to play a less attractive football, which kept for the next two years. This image started to change when Pacheco was replaced by Carlos Brito for the 2005-06 season, but, ironically, Pacheco came back to replaced sacked Željko Petrović in October 2006 (who in turn was a late replacement for FC Porto-bound Jesualdo Ferreira (who departed before the first matchday)) and that reputation caught back with the club.
The women's team is one of the strongest in Portugal, having won several titles in a row during the 90's.

Estádio do Bessa
The Estádio do Bessa (now Estádio do Bessa XXI) is a football stadium located in the Boavista area of Porto, Portugal, used by Boavista FC.
Like other stadiums used in Euro 2004, the Bessa is a new ground, but built on top of the old stands, and each one of them was built at a time, which allowed Boavista to continue playing there. It cost €45,164,726 to build, from which €7,785,735 were supported from the Portuguese state, and has an all-seater capacity of 28,263. Plans for improvement actually existed before the organization of the Euro 2004 was given to Portugal in 1999, and by then the first works were already underway. It was designed by Grupo3 arquitectura.

The Sánchez years
Erwin Sánchez is considered to be Boavista F.C.s most influential player of the last 15 years, after captaining the team to the semi-finals of the 2003 UEFA Cup. He is also one of Bolivia's football living legends. A midfielder with an accurate and powerful long-range shot who was a free-kick specialist, he was a leading player for Bolivia both in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifyings and finals. He was also part of the Boavista squad that became 2000-01 Portuguese Superliga champions. Sánchez left the club in March of 2004, after a brief and unsuccessful spell as manager.

Later years and major difficulties
2003 marked the latest appearance on the spotlight by the club. The construction of the Estádio do Bessa XXI left a deep hole on the club's finances, and the inability to hire quality players, together with internal turmoil contributed to the fall of the club. Today, after three consecutive failures to achieve European competition, Boavista is living through a deep crisis. Talisman coach Jaime Pacheco is currently serving his third stint as Boavista manager, but the club hasn't managed to leave the second half of the table. The team remains competitive, however, and the Bessa is always considered a tough visit for the The Big Three. The financial crisis has prompted the club to a "back-to-basis" attitude, betting on younger players and resurrecting the club's youth academy, in a club that launched the careers of well-known players as João Vieira Pinto, Petit and Nuno Gomes.On the 9th May 2008 Boavista were relegated after the Apito Dourado which is match fixing scandal over paying referees money to win matches for them and also former chairman at the time João Loureiro when the match fixing occured got two years suspension for the match fixing.

Portuguese Liga 2001
Portuguese Cup 1975, 1976, 1979, 1992, 1997
Portuguese Supercup 1979, 1992, 1997

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