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Congratulations to Canada – the Champion of Women’s Ice Hockey!!!

Canada blanks U.S. to win gold in women’s hockey

The Canadian women’s hockey team skated up to the top step of the Olympic podium once again.

The Canadians won their third consecutive gold medal at the Olympics with an efficient 2-0 victory against the rival United States on Thursday.

Teenage whiz Marie-Philip Poulin scored two first-period goals and that was enough because netminder Shannon Szabados shut the door on the Americans with a wonderful 28-save performance.

The 23-year-old Szabados is the same goalie who, earlier in her career, made headlines playing with the boys in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and later one game with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. She also played minor hockey growing up in Edmonton with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Wayne and Janet Gretzky, Canadian snowcross gold medallist Maelle Ricker, actor Michael J. Fox, defenceman Scott Niedermayer and most of the men’s team, as well as head coach Mike Babcock and his assistant coach Lindy Ruff, were among the packed and exuberant crowd to take in the women’s victory at Canada Hockey Place.

The Canadian victory avenged losses to the U.S. in the past two world championships. Because of the disappointment at those two tournaments, the Canadian women changed their preparation for the Vancouver Olympics.

They held a 3½-week boot camp in Dawson Creek, B.C. There, each day began with a long-distance run every morning at 7 a.m. and between weight training, yoga sessions, kickboxing workouts and on-ice instruction, their day didn’t finish until 9:30 p.m.

The Canadian women also engaged in an ambitious 31-game schedule, beginning in late September, against Alberta boys midget teams. This was 10 more games than they played against Alberta boys teams in preparation for the 2006 Olympics.

The commitment and dedication obviously paid off. They won five of six exhibition games against the U.S. and extended their Olympic win streak to 15 games. The Canadians outscored the opposition 48-2 in their five games at Vancouver.

Congratulations to Canada for getting into Semi-Finals for Mens’ Ice Hockey!!! Go Canada Go!!!

Team Canada flattens Russia in quarter-finals

Canada still has to win two more games to claim gold in the men’s hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympics, but it’s hard to imagine that any team can beat the Canadians after their masterful performance against Russia on Wednesday.

Canada dominated its longtime hockey foes for a 7-3 win in the quarter-finals to advance to a match against the winner of the Sweden-Slovakia game later on Wednesday. It marks the first time Canada has defeated Russia in the Olympics since 1960.

To do so, the Canadians put forth a near-perfect performance. They crowded Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin all game and as a result, he went home empty once again in a clash against his nemesis, Sidney Crosby. Crosby didn’t stand out, but he certainly stayed within Canada’s game plan.

The Canadians continued to play their puck-possession game, but they also increased their physical play over the previous four games. They also played a strong positional game. They always had a third player high in the offensive zone to guard against Russia’s potent transition game.

Canada also kept the puck along the boards as much as possible. In Russia’s zone, the Canadian defencemen refused to mindlessly fire shots at the net if there wasn’t a shooting lane. Instead, they dumped pucks into corners, where the Canadian forwards enjoyed a field day cycling the puck.

Canada also was the more skilled team, or at least the more cohesive. One of the few good stops Russian goalie Evgeni Nabokov made, before he was pulled after Canada’s sixth goal in the second period, was on Rick Nash after a bang-bang-bang-bang passing play to set up the Canadian forward to side the Russian goal.

Babcock spins gold

Canadian coach Mike Babcock continued to have the Midas touch in his line combinations and matchups. This time, he placed the defensive wizardry of Jonathan Toews and Mike Richards along with the size of Nash to check Russia’s heavyweight line of Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Semin.

Not only did they defuse the explosiveness of Ovechkin and Co., Nash scored a breakaway goal after Richards swiftly moved the puck up the ice to his linemates after a Malkin turnover at the Canadian blue-line.

The Nash goal gave Canada a 3-0 lead and it arrived 46 seconds after defenceman Dan Boyle drifted a shot past his San Jose Sharks teammate, Nabokov, on the power play. It was Boyle who made a brilliant rush up the ice to set up Ryan Getzlaf for the game’s opening goal, just 2:21 in.

Russian coach Vyacheslav Bykov called a timeout after Nash’s goal. The Russians responded with a screen shot from defenceman Dmitri Kalinin. But Canada regained its three-goal lead when hard-hitting winger Brenden Morrow was allowed to walk out of the corner and squeeze a shot past Nabokov before the first period concluded.

The Canadians increased their lead to four after 40 minutes. A loose puck bounded to Corey Perry off the rush for an easy goal and Shea Weber blasted a shot past Nabokov less than a minute later to end the goalie’s night.

Russia’s Maxim Afinogenov got in behind Canadian defenceman Duncan Keith to give the Russians temporary hope. But then Perry finished off a wonderful passing play from Eric Staal and Getzlaf.

Russian defenceman Sergei Gonchar made it 7-3 with a floater from the blue-line on the power play.

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好爆的廣告系列!在香港肯定出唔到街啦……

紧急通知(!!!!!)

中共教育部党组织关于防止香港“乐施会”中国分部
通过互联网在我高校招聘“大学生志愿者”的紧急通知

各省、自治区、直辖市党委教育(高校)工委、教育厅(教委),新疆生产建设兵团教育局,部属各高等学校党委:

据有关部门掌握,2005年以来香港“乐施会”中国分部一直与境内部分“维权”组织合作开展“大学生志愿者”培训项目。近期,该机构决定采取“互联网群发”方式,将招聘信息直接发布到境内各高校指导中心,鼓励院校教师推荐人员,再由其筛选出“合适人选”安排到各大城市有合作关系的“维权”机构实习。实习期为2010年3-6月。

香港“乐施会”属于竭力向我内地渗透的非政府组织,且其负责人是反对派骨干。鉴于我教育系统特别是高校的特殊性,要断绝与起任何来往,不与其有任何形式的合作。各地教育部门和高校要统一思想,提高警惕,认识到香港“乐施会”招聘我“大学生志愿者”的用心不善,切实做好防范工作。现将有关要求通知如下:

一、加强对香港“乐施会”在我高校招聘“大学生志愿者”的监控,特别是要有针对性地加强对我高校就业指导中心及校园网招聘信息版面的管理。高校广播电视、校报校刊、板报墙报和校园网等不得刊载任何与所谓培训项目有关的信息。

二、要求高校就业指导中心及各院(系)不得以任何形式为所谓培训项目推荐人员。如发现师生已参与所谓培训项目,要立即采取妥善措施加以劝阻,并做好教育引导工作。

三、规范学生社团活动审批程序,坚决防止香港“乐施会”及其合作机构以资助、赞助等形式,在校内宣传造势。加强对毕业生就业实习的组织管理,认真做好就业指导服务,进一步加大对特殊群体毕业生的就业帮扶力度,防止毕业生到所谓“维权”机构“实习”。

各地和高校在开展工作时,既要旗帜鲜明、态度坚决,又要内紧外讼、注意方式方法,防止别有用心的人的借机炒作。凡涉及重要情况,要及时报告当地党委、政府和教育部。

中共教育部党组

二O一O年二月四日


這篇公告已經在信息網消失了……

 

唔通將來捐助樂施會的朋友也會被視作財政上支持「反對派骨幹」?
咦,我經常都收到樂施會既信,而且家中仲有幾本樂施會在內地工作既書喎……

Had a great time with my college buddies (Tszwai, Kate, Cousin and Him) last night. We went to Vancouver for our placement in 2004 summer (with also Yat, Julie, Kimmy, Doris and Hay) and stayed there for more than three months. I fell in love with this great city so quickly and I enjoyed my life there very much. People were nice, working atmosphere was nice, food was nice and everything was nice!!! Haha!!! (And when we enjoyed our salmon sashimi last night, we were all thinking about those all-you-can-eat Japanese resturants in Vancouver… Yummy!!!) I would never forget the days we went everywhere in weekend and explored whatever we could…


Great trip to Lake Louise in Banff (before we started our placement XD)

We don’t look quite different from our old good days, but now we are no longer students. We are all working working working… Tszwai and Him are working in NGOs in children and youth services, Kate in medical social work field, Cousin in a NGO urging for universal retirement protection, and I am in the administration field… We are all walking on different paths. But my memory of having fun with all you guys come back again when I see all of you… (And of course there are even more changes in your statuses… Tszwai, Cousin and Julie have already started their own new family!!! Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!)

Time flies… It has been almost six years since we were all in Vancouver. At that time we longed for coming back to Vancouver again to watch the Winter Olympics 2010. And now the Oly Games have started and we are in Hong Kong… 

I guess I am the luckiest guy, as I have returned to Vancouver two or three times these years…

I wish I were sitting among the audience… to watch the ice hockey game Canada vs USA…

昨天入了元朗睇Harry哥哥和&Joy的兒歌勁bandshow!勁正啊~

Harry哥哥今次主力唱歌(不過都有一個好勁既魔術喎~),跟年青樂團&Joy一起大唱搖滾兒歌!最好玩就是估歌仔,&Joy將不同兒歌的intro和正歌亂配,很好玩!還有就是Harry哥哥的即場作兒歌,好勁啊!說到Harry哥哥王者匡,真的是大人細路都認識他。七八九十後都曾經看過他的兒童節目吧!但是原來二千後的小朋友都很瘋狂喎!現場有很多家長帶了小朋友來欣賞節目,Harry哥哥還邀請小朋友一起上台做「蟲蟲操」



幾十個小朋友衝上舞台,場面真的很震撼!

當然不得不提的就是負責音樂的「五色戰隊」&Joy啦! Band leader Wallis又keyboard又結他仲唱埋vocal還有和音,更和另一位keyboard Anjo跳起舞來!特別喜歡他倆和Harry哥哥合唱的賀年英文歌! Band中還有結他手結他強、彈bass的Jonathan和鼓手Edward,還有負責攝影、設計的神秘人Matthew,之前已經在另一個mini show聽過他們的演出,真的很不錯呢!可惜今次是兒歌show,冇得聽Wallis唱盧廣仲的歌和看他玩扭計骰,哈哈!


Harry哥哥,我細細個已經係電視睇你做節目架喇!


主音Wallis變身紅戰士!(哈哈個頭勁爆!)


Anjo x Amen
無錯,Anjo就是《魔術男》和《烈日當空》裡的梁曉豐~


五色戰隊 x Harry哥哥~ Good show~~~

他們還有一場演出(二月二十七日晚上八時@北區大會堂演奏廳),只餘少量門票,有興趣一睹Harry哥哥風彩的朋友就一定要去捧場喇!如果家中有小朋友都好適合帶他們一起欣賞~

p.s. 阿東的大名就聽得多,真人還是第一次見~幸會啊!

昨天晚上出席了大學同學畢業五周年《動人之聚》,好耐冇見過大家喇!


好多同學仔!仲有神秘嘉賓Bill!!!

多得嬋嬋同學的統籌,令到大家可以聚首一堂!慚愧過去幾次大聚會我也因事未能出席,這次可以一次過見到大家,真的很開心!想起了幾年的大學生活……話咁快原來大家已經認識了快八年喇!大家畢業了也快五年了,各自在自己的工作上繼續努力。聽到大家分享自己工作和生活上的近況和體會,自己也覺得很感動。雖然自己沒有在社會工作圈子裡工作,但也為你們對工作的passion而驕傲~當一個好社工真的不簡單啊! :salute:


竟然因為蜜運中的笨圓圓而出去帶唱系歌《同心》……
(哈哈我盛裝出席~)

嬋嬋除了一手統籌之外,還有一大批抽獎禮物!我很幸運地抽中了利是封一疊~哈哈哈~

當年成立的單身人士協進會,下排「顧問們」一個一個去結婚,上排「會員們」也一個一個離開組織了!哈哈,昨晚的聚會竟然成為大家公佈自己結婚或者告別單身生活的場合!(仲有人即場派帖……)祝有老公老婆的同學家庭生活幸福快樂,有拖拍的同學日日甜甜蜜蜜,未有拖拍的同學好快搵到意中人,未想拍拖的同學繼續enjoy single life!!!

期待下一次聚會……

話說香港的農曆新年後的開工日,
一般已經結婚的人,都會派開工利是給未結婚的同事;
上司也會派利是給下屬,希望公司上下新一年工作順順利利。
傳統上中國人希望「好事成雙」,
利是裡都會放入以雙數結尾的數目。
現在最常見的利是金額是二十元。

遠方有位打工仔,
上有老細(其實都是打工仔,不過係一個高級好多好多的打工仔),下有下屬。
今年他老細初五日才啟市,
當他的下屬全部返到辦公室,他就開始派開工利是給大家。

老細逐一向每個下屬派利是,
劈頭就說:「咁多位利利是是啊,硬野黎架咋……」
打工仔心諗:「嘩,駛唔駛講到出口啊?」

老細去到打工仔的位置,也派了一封利是給他,
對他說:「利利是是!新一年工作順利啊!硬野黎架咋……」
打工仔當然即刻回應兩句賀年說話,
也多謝老細的開工利是。

一接到手,果然是硬野。

打工仔心諗:「真係硬野喎!
不過開工利是都係講意頭而已,就算你派十蚊都冇所謂既-
只要你唔知我派俾下屬既利是多過你派個啲就得啦!
之但係其實你用十蚊紙,封利是咪唔係硬野囉!」

諗多無謂,即管打開看看。

打工仔打開利是封,
一睇,O咀……

壹.蚊.銀!

打工仔真的不知道應該嬲還是應該笑!
他發夢都沒有想過月入八萬多的老細竟然派一蚊雞利是!
重點是整個辦公室不過二十多人而已啊!

更大鑊的是,打工仔只知道有白事時,
家屬給出席的親友的吉儀裡,才會這樣在封內放個一蚊銀~
(分別是那是白封,隨銀附上一張tempo和一粒糖)
中國人認為不幸的事一次就夠,所以謝禮用上單數……

打工仔心諗:「頂,大吉利是!」

以上故事,未必虛構。如有雷同,實屬不幸啊……