October 2009


2AM’s youngest, Jinwoon, explained about the love-triangle with KARA’s Nicole and Hara.

On SBS ETV’s “Idol Maknae Rebellion” which first starts airing on November 7, Jinwoon took time to explain the rumors between him and the two KARA members.

This all started on SBS’s Strong Heart, where Nicole had shared a story where she said “I was supposed to eat out with a male celebrity, but instead he ditched me and ate with Hara instead, telling me that he was with his stylist Nuna.” Jinwoon expressed his frustration about the rumors going around that he is the male Nicole was referring to.

MC Yoo Saewoon asked him “Isn’t it true that you are who is being referred to in those rumors?” where Jinwoon firmly replied “Its not me.” He said “Its true that I am close with Nicole, but we’re not in that kind of a relationship. And she wasn’t referring to me in that story.”




source: Karaholic.com


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translated by coffeebeanie@KARAholic.





Luckily for all you fanboys, she is!

On the recent recording of KBS 2TV “Star Golden Bell,” 4minute’s Sohyun asked, “After debuting, going to a public sauna is almost impossible, but I really want to go… how would I?”

Kara’s Park Gyuri answered while laughing, “Girl idols don’t just take bubble baths. From time to time I want to go to a sauna and just bum around for a while. So I actually go to the sauna, but I cover up my entire body and only show my fresh no makeup face with confidence.”

Wow, what a revelation. Now of course there’s going to be this huge epidemic in Korea where rabid fanboys (and possibly fangirls) stake out sauna’s to catch a glimpse of the sexy diva.

Episode airs on October 31st.

Credit: AK

Source : karaholic.com





FBI Raids MichiganDETROIT – A leader of a radical U.S. Sunni Islam group killed in a shootout with federal agents near Detroit repeatedly told followers that the government was the enemy and they must be willing to take on the FBI — even if it meant death, authorities said. “You cannot have a nonviolent revolution,” Luqman Ameen Abdullah said, according to a 2008 conversation secretly recorded by a confidential FBI source.

Abdullah, 53, was killed Wednesday at a warehouse in Dearborn, where agents were attempting to arrest him on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession and sale of firearms. He was one of 11 people named in a criminal complaint after a two-year investigation. FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said Abdullah refused to surrender, fired a weapon and was killed by gunfire from agents. The 43-page complaint described Abdullah as an extremist who believed the FBI bombed New York’s World Trade Center in 1993 and the Oklahoma City federal building two years later.

Abdullah beat children with sticks at his Detroit mosque, the complaint claimed, and was trained with his followers in the use of firearms, martial arts and swords. Neither Abdullah nor his co-defendants were charged with terrorism. But he was “advocating and encouraging his followers to commit violent acts against the United States,” FBI agent Gary Leone wrote in an affidavit filed with the complaint.

The FBI said Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, was an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group named Ummah whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the U.S. Abdullah told followers that it was their “duty to oppose the FBI and the government and it does not matter if they die” and to “simply shoot a cop in the head” if they wanted the officer’s bulletproof vest, Leon wrote. The affidavit also said bombs, guns and even the recipe for TNT were among Abdullah’s regular topics with his allies.

Group members and former members said they were “willing to do anything Abdullah instructs and/or preaches, even including criminal conduct and acts of violence,” the FBI agent wrote. But that description doesn’t match what Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter, said he knew of Abdullah. “He would open up the mosque to homeless people. He used to run a soup kitchen and feed indigent people,” Walid said. “I knew nothing of him that was related to any nefarious or criminal behavior.” Walid said Abdullah had a wife and children. A phone number for the family had been disconnected. Ummah believes that a separate Islamic state in the U.S. would be controlled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado for shooting two police officers in Georgia in 2000, Leone said. Al-Amin, a veteran of the black power movement, started the group after he converted to Islam in prison. “They’re not taking their cues from overseas,” said Jimmy Jones, a professor of world religions at Manhattanville College and a longtime Muslim prison chaplain.

“This group is very much American born and bred.” Abdullah’s mosque is in a brick duplex on a residential street in Detroit. A sign on the door in English and Arabic reads, in part, “There is no God but Allah.” The mosque was located elsewhere in the city until the property was lost in January because of unpaid taxes. When the eviction took place, a search turned up empty shell casings and large holes in the concrete wall of a “shooting range,” Leone said. Seven of the 10 people charged with Abdullah were in custody, including a state prison inmate, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Three were still at large. Another man not named in the complaint also was arrested. The FBI built its case over two years with the help of confidential sources close to Abdullah who recorded conversations and participated in undercover operations involving the sale of furs, laptop computers, televisions, energy drinks and power tools.

Abdullah received at least 20 percent of any profit and claimed the “Prophet Muhammad said that it is okay to participate in theft; as long as that person prays, they are in a good state,” Leone wrote in the affidavit. Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn, said the FBI briefed him about the arrests. “We know that this is not something to be projected as something against Muslims,” Hamad said. ___ Associated Press writers David Runk, Corey Williams, David N. Goodman and Rachel Zoll contributed to this report.



Source : http://news.yahoo.com

gun__1256766223_meridaArsenal reached the Quarter-Finals of the Carling Cup for the seventh successive season with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

This was an action-packed, top-quality affair between the fringe versions of these two ‘Big Four’ outfits and all the goals were of the highest calibre.

Fran Merida fired home a bullet of a shot in the 19th minute but Emiliano Insua responded shortly afterwards with an even better effort – a dipping volley from 25 yards.

Neither side was prepared to take a backward step after that. Although they matched each other blow for blow Arsenal had the edge and it was no surprise when they took the lead five minutes after break. This time Nicklas Bendtner finished off another slick move.

Liverpool pushed forward towards the end and Ryan Babel should have tapped home a cross from Dirk Kuyt with 11 minutes to go.

However, Wenger’s men deserved their luck tonight. They were classy when they needed to be and were only under real pressure when they were trying to see out the game.

This was not a young Arsenal side but it was very much a second-string. The poise and efficiency of this result suggests the Frenchman has strength in depth for the Premier League and Champions League campaigns to come.

For once, Wenger’s Carling Cup XI was more experienced than the team they were facing. Samir Nasri (broken leg) and Lukasz Fabianski (knee) were playing their first games of the season after medium-term injuries. Eduardo and Bendtner were also given a start after recent spells on the sidelines. Mikael Silvestre, Fran Merida, Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey had spent a lot of the season on the bench for the first team so they needed competition. Kerrea Gilbert was now a “veteran youngster” – if the term exists – so the most interesting inclusion was Craig Eastmond. The 18-year-old was mainly known as a right back in the Reserves. Tonight he was deputising for Alex Song as Arsenal’s holding midfielder.

The rest of the youngsters in the squad were named on the bench. Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Carlos Vela (knee) missed out through injury.

Liverpool’s starting line-up was littered with players who had been on the fringes of their first-team – Andriy Voronin, Babel, Insua and David Ngog. The only regular was captain Kuyt. However Rafa Benitez did name the likes of Yossi Benayoun, Pepe Reina, Andrea Dossena and debutant Alberto Aquilani on the bench.

Emirates Stadium was packed tonight. Tickets had been on sale for as little as £10 for adults and £5 for children. Consequently, they had not lasted long.

The opening quarter was adventurous and energetic. It seems as though the impatience of youth was overtaking both sides.

Liverpool had the clearest chance. In the ninth minute, Voronin set Ngog free in the right-hand channel. His backheel gave right back Philipp Degen a sight of goal. The Swiss international snatched as his chance and drove wide of the far post.

Arsenal took another seven minutes to forage a decent response. Merida freed Gibbs who tapped a pass into the path of the sprinting Bendtner. His one-two with Eduardo so nearly brought dividends.

There was a feeling that the home side were starting to flex their muscles. And they showed their true strength in the 19th minute. Eastmond robbed Voronin after a throw-in on the right. Merida collected the ball on the corner of the area, took a couple of paces forward and rifled home a rising drive high into the net via the inside of the post.

The Spaniard slid towards the corner flag before being enveloped by ecstatic team-mates. Television pictures showed Cesc Fabregas, a fellow Catalan, was the first on his feet in the crowd.

Although Senderos made an important interception from Voronin shortly afterwards, it seemed like Arsenal were going to kick-on from here.

They didn’t.

If anything Liverpool’s equaliser was even more out of the blue than Merida’s effort. Babel’s knock-down fell to Insua 30 yards out. The left-back met the ball with a dipping volley that flew over the stranded Fabianski.

Arsenal recovered well from the blow. Bendtner drove into both the sidenetting and the keeper’s arms while Merida nearly profited from a sweeping move orchestrated by Eduardo.

Four minutes from the break, Nasri released Eastmond on the right. His cut-back so nearly reached the Croatian in the centre. A couple of corners later, Diego Cavalieri missed his punch and a good old-fashion goalmouth melee ensued. It only ended when Bendtner swivelled a shot into the midriff of the lucky keeper.

Liverpool had looked decent on the break but when the whistle blew Arsenal were ahead on points if not on the scoresheet.

Despite that, the visitors began the half on the offensive. In the opening minutes they peppered the home side with crosses who, until they scored, looked to be slightly shaken.

The goal, however, was class. It all started with Eastmond’s sweeping ball out to Merida on the left-hand side. He speared a pass to Ramsey on the penalty spot. The Welshman fed Bendtner who created a yard of space and lashed the ball high into the net.

Again Arsenal looked good for the advantage. Again Liverpool pushed them back. Voronin and Degen weaved a web of intricate passes between themselves before the Ukrainian fired inches wide of the far post.

Babel’s free-kick was easily saved by Fabianski midway through the half and Tony Spearing sliced an effort well wide.

With 15 minutes left, Wenger brought on Sanchez Watt and Mark Randall for Bendtner and Eastmond. Liverpool brought on Aquilani, a move that brought raptures from the travelling support.

They should have been cheering again with 11 minutes left. Kuyt raced into space on the right and crossed low into the area.

Inexplicably Babel failed to nudge the ball home.

Eduardo fired cross-goal but Liverpool were now going for broke and Voronin’s vicious drive was scooped up by Fabianski.

Liverpool’s desperation grew as the seconds ticked by while Arsenal were happy to play the ball into the corners when they could.

The visitors had claims for a penalty in stoppage time when Aquilani’s overhead kick cannoned back off Senderos. It certainly hit the Swiss defender’s arms but from utterly point-blank range. The whistle blew a minute or so later.

Arsenal were through on a night that suggested Wenger’s squad might have hidden depths.



Source : http://www.arsenal.com




Pedro_2353666Barcelona eased past Segunda B minnows Cultural Leonesa, while Valencia earned a 1-0 win over third division CD Alcoyano.

Holders Barcelona have one foot in the next round after picking up a 2-0 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Cultural Leonesa in Leon.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola rested most of his top stars, but there was still a number of regular faces in his starting line-up including Yaya Toure, Seydou Keita, Bojan Krkic and Pedro.

Pedro was the hero for Barca as he grabbed both goals to make the second leg a mere formality.

Pedro broke the deadlock for Barca four minutes before the break and the highly-rated youngster added a second just past the hour mark.

Valencia earned a 1-0 first leg win over third division CD Alcoyano in the fourth round of the Copa del Rey.

Joaquin scored the only goal of the game early on to give Valencia an advantage to take to the second leg at La Mestalla.

Deportivo La Coruna overcame Segunda Liga side Real Murcia 1-0 courtesy of Alberto Lopo’s strike

Segunda Liga side Rayo Vallecano shocked Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to put them in pole position to reach the next round.

Celta Vigo upset Tenerife with a 2-1 home success and fellow Segunda Liga outfit Hercules picked up a 2-1 success over Almeria.

Getafe secured a 2-0 win over Espanyol thanks to second-half goals from Juan Angel Albin and Jaime Gavilan.

Osasuna put themselves in control of their tie with Xerez thanks to a 2-1 away first-leg success.

Sergio and Dady were on the mark for Osasuna with Giancarlo Maldonado finding the net for Xerez.

Malaga earned a 1-1 draw with fellow La Liga side Real Zaragoza as Apono’s penalty cancelled out Angel Lafita’s opener for Zaragoza.


Source : http://www.skysports.com

Salomon-Kalou-001The competition may change, the advertising hoardings spinning to proclaim Champions League or Premier League or Carling Cup, but Chelsea’s swashbuckling home form remains a constant. A tenth consecutive win here, achieved gracefully and impressively last night, has propelled Carlo Ancelotti’s team into the quarter-finals. This side feels untouchable in these environs.

This was a breeze, a much-changed line-up securing comfortable success against opponents in Bolton who had rested only four players from their league win at the weekend. If Chelsea’s attacking caught the eye – they have scored 13 goals in a week – then the fact that they remain stingy at the other end should not be ignored. Ivan Klasnic struck a post late on but it is now 13 hours and two minutes since they last conceded here, back on the opening day against Hull. Opponents must arrive south-west London with a shudder.

This had been an opportunity for Chelsea’s fringe players to make their mark and for first-teamers shorn of games in recent times to sharpen their skills ahead of a critical stage in this club’s season. The Londoners collide with Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City over the next five weeks in the Premier League, fixtures that will test the depth of their squad and shape their title challenge. This selection’s eagerness to impress was simply too much for Bolton.

The hosts had established a comfortable advantage by the interval, with their only real concern the loss of their No2 goalkeeper, Henrique Hilário, to a head injury. The Portuguese hit the turf in saving Matthew Taylor’s close-range attempt, and though there were six minutes between injury and substitution – in which time Wanderers failed to test his reaction – the goalkeeper departed with his head still swimming.

Bolton had been rendered dizzy more by Chelsea’s dazzling approach play. Joe Cole had unfurled his usual range of tricks and flicks, his team-mates a blur of blue movement all around. The initial wave of attacks, sparked after 11 seconds with Cole’s shot from distance, blew itself out but Bolton yielded to the second flurry. Paulo Ferreira was granted too much time to flight over his cross from the left and Salomon Kalou nodded in his third goal in a week.

Hilario was injured in the subsequent riposte, but Bolton’s threat was sporadic where Chelsea purred with menace and duly gleaned further reward. Florent Malouda’s exchange of passes with Kalou culminated in the winger flicking a header which rebounded back off a panicked Zat Knight and, from point-blank range, the France international slammed in a second. Wanderers were merely relieved not to incur further damage by the break, Ali Al Habsi doing well to deny Kalou as Chelsea set about emulating their five-goal mauling of Blackburn on Saturday.

That was the Ivorian’s last contribution, Michael Essien adopting the role at the base of midfield at half-time, but the pizazz was still largely all Chelsea’s. There is a real swagger to this team at present, particularly at Stamford Bridge where they are unbeaten in almost a year in all competitions. They were irresistible here only for Daniel Sturridge, on full debut but rather anxious where his team-mates were so calm and collected, to twice drag shots wide of the far post when he should have scored.

The youngster needed a goal to make him feel as if he belonged in this company. His departure for Didier Drogba just after the hour was a reminder of how onerous a task it will prove to break into this team. Once he had gone, Deco – gathering Cole’s cross which had been flicked on inadvertently by Drogba – fizzed a third into the far corner and Bolton, half-chances to Taylor and Mark Davies aside, had been washed away. Drogba’s own reward, nodding in Cole’s cross with a minute to play, merely confirmed this as Chelsea’s latest rout.



Source : http://www.guardian.co.uk

manchester-city_1512255cThey are becoming accustomed to winning at Manchester City and Mark Hughes’s players now have the scent of silverware in their nostrils after breezing into the Carling Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Scunthorpe United.

Recent League Cup defeats at the hands of Doncaster, Chesterfield and Brighton only serve to emphasise the trouble Manchester City have had with cup football. Yet Scunthorpe were brushed aside as five different goalscorers: Stephen Ireland, Roque Santa Cruz, Joleon Lescott, Carlos Tevez and Michael Johnson confirmed City’s progression to the last eight.

City might not have contested a semi-final for 28 years, but no matter who they land in the draw for the next round, the winning mentality instilled by Hughes ensures that they will expect to progress.

Having delivered the cross from which Mark Robins scored the goal that ‘saved Alex Ferguson’s job’ during a 1-0 Manchester United victory at Nottingham Forest almost 20 years ago, City manager Mark Hughes knows from experience the value of putting that first piece of silverware in the trophy cabinet.

Ferguson, thanks to the efforts of Robins, Hughes and co. went on to win the 1990 FA Cup for United after that narrow third round victory at the City Ground. Neither he nor United have ever looked back and, irritating as it doubtless will be to City followers, emulating that United success is precisely what Hughes is determined to do at Eastlands this season.

His first trophy as a manager and City’s first of any kind since they last lifted the League Cup in 1976. The sooner it arrives, the better.

City haven’t even played in a semi-final since 1981, so they have plenty of ground to make up, but they made the perfect start by taking the lead after just three minutes.

It was a goal of Premier League quality and Scunthorpe, lying 16th in the Championship, were cut in half by Shaun Wright-Phillips’s pass to Ireland who, from the edge of the penalty area, guided a right-foot shot beyond the grasp of goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Scunthorpe regrouped, however, and they busily harried City out of their stride before Jonathan Forte deservedly equalised for Nigel Adkins’s team on 26 minutes.

Having dispossessed Nigel de Jong, Paul Hayes laid the ball off to Forte, who in turn released Marcus Williams on the left.

The left-back was then afforded time and space to cross to Forte, who ghosted in behind Joleon Lescott to score from three yards.

Moments later, Forte almost created a second goal for Hayes with a cross that resulted in a header from the midfielder which was well saved by Shay Given.

The new City are supposed to be over the frailties of their trophyless predecessors, but old habits clearly die hard.

It wasn’t until Santa Cruz restored City’s lead on 38 minutes with a header from Pablo Zabaleta’s cross that the home side looked comfortable once again.

The £17m forward has already added a new dimension to City’s forward line since overcoming a long-term knee injury last month. His presence and awareness mark him out as a key cog in Hughes’s plans.

Considering that Scunthorpe’s highest earner picks up a reported £3,000-a-week, a fraction of the salaries bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour at City, they certainly made their opponents earn their astronomical wage packets.

But the superior fitness and quality of Hughes’s players inevitability came to the fore in the second-half and slick passing between Ireland and Carlos Tevez led to Cliff Byrne producing a crucial block to deny the Argentine on 52 minutes.

Tevez, seemingly relishing life in the blue half of Manchester following his summer move from Old Trafford, crossed for Ireland moment later, only for David Mirfin to head clear just as the City midfielder was primed to bundle the ball into the empty net.

Scunthorpe’s resistance broke with the corner that followed, however. Wright-Phillips’s delivery picked out Lescott on the penalty spot and the England defender powerfully headed in his second goal in two games.

Two goals clear, Hughes took the opportunity to freshen his squad by introducing youngsters Vladimir Weiss and Michael Johnson and Slovakian winger Weiss produced the cross for Tevez to score City’s fourth goal, a close range tap-in on 70 minutes. Johnson then made his contribution with a deflected left-foot shot from 25 yards that made it 5-1 seven minutes later.

Match details

Manchester City (4-4-2): Given; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Sylvinho, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Barry, Ireland; Tevez, Santa Cruz.
Subs: Taylor (g), Richards, Bridge, Johnson, Benjani, Bellamy, Weiss.
Scunthorpe United (4-1-4-1): Murphy; Byrne, Mirfin, Jones (Canavan h-t), Williams; J Wright; Hayes, O’Connor; McCann, Woolford; Forte.
Subs: Lillis (g) A Wright, Togwell, Sparrow, Hooper, Spence. Goals:
Booked: Sent Off:
Referee: M. Oliver (Northumberland)




Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/


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