Peja Stojakovic Has Some 'Splainin To Do

The Hornets star was in Los Angeles on Friday. I know this not from looking at the schedule, but from the Tweets - and video - of a porn star who claimed she met him. Intimately.

Sienna West is an adult actress, and like all sex workers these days, she updates the world on her, um interactions. (A Tweet the previous day ended with "G/g gang bang.") So when she had an appointment to meet Stojakovic for...something, she just had to film herself on the way.

I have no idea if she actually met him. I have no idea what they did together, if they did indeed meet. I do know, however, what she wrote afterwards:

Peja, when you hire an escort... make sure she’s a little more discreet next time son. You are supposed to be married.

Oh and in case you're wondering, this is Peja's wife:

The 12 most annoying Facebookers

(CNN) -- Facebook, for better or worse, is like being at a big party with all your friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers.

There are lots of fun, interesting people you're happy to talk to when they stroll up. Then there are the other people, the ones who make you cringe when you see them coming. This article is about those people.

Sure, Facebook can be a great tool for keeping up with folks who are important to you. Take the status update, the 160-character message that users post in response to the question, "What's on your mind?" An artful, witty or newsy status update is a pleasure -- a real-time, tiny window into a friend's life.

But far more posts read like navel-gazing diary entries, or worse, spam. A recent study categorized 40 percent of Twitter tweets as "pointless babble," and it wouldn't be surprising if updates on Facebook, still a fast-growing social network, break down in a similar way.

Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, "friend-padders" and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.

Here are 12 of the most annoying types of Facebook users:

The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. "I'm waking up." "I had Wheaties for breakfast." "I'm bored at work." "I'm stuck in traffic." You're kidding! How fascinating! No moment is too mundane for some people to broadcast unsolicited to the world. Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn't mean we all want to know when you're waiting for the bus.

The Self-Promoter. OK, so we've probably all posted at least once about some achievement. And sure, maybe your friends really do want to read the fascinating article you wrote about beet farming. But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or a self-centered careerist.

The Friend-Padder. The average Facebook user has 120 friends on the site. Schmoozers and social butterflies -- you know, the ones who make lifelong pals on the subway -- might reasonably have 300 or 400. But 1,000 "friends?" Unless you're George Clooney or just won the lottery, no one has that many. That's just showing off.

The Town Crier. "Michael Jackson is dead!!!" You heard it from me first! Me, and the 213,000 other people who all saw it on TMZ. These Matt Drudge wannabes are the reason many of us learn of breaking news not from TV or news sites but from online social networks. In their rush to trumpet the news, these people also spread rumors, half-truths and innuendo. No, Jeff Goldblum did not plunge to his death from a New Zealand cliff.

The TMIer. "Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for these pesky hemorrhoids." Boundaries of privacy and decorum don't seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about their sex lives, marital troubles and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.

The Bad Grammarian. "So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe". Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.

The Sympathy-Baiter. "Barbara is feeling sad today." "Man, am I glad that's over." "Jim could really use some good news about now." Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks -- baited with vague tales of woe -- in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.

The Lurker. The Peeping Toms of Facebook, these voyeurs are too cautious, or maybe too lazy, to update their status or write on your wall. But once in a while, you'll be talking to them and they'll mention something you posted, so you know they're on your page, hiding in the shadows. It's just a little creepy.

The Crank. These curmudgeons, like the trolls who spew hate in blog comments, never met something they couldn't complain about. "Carl isn't really that impressed with idiots who don't realize how idiotic they are." [Actual status update.] Keep spreading the love.

The Paparazzo. Ever visit your Facebook page and discover that someone's posted a photo of you from last weekend's party -- a photo you didn't authorize and haven't even seen? You'd really rather not have to explain to your mom why you were leering like a drunken hyena and French-kissing a bottle of Jagermeister.

The Obscurist. "If not now then when?" "You'll see..." "Grist for the mill." "John is, small world." "Dave thought he was immune, but no. No, he is not." [Actual status updates, all.] Sorry, but you're not being mysterious -- just nonsensical.

The Chronic Inviter. "Support my cause. Sign my petition. Play Mafia Wars with me. Which 'Star Trek' character are you? Here are the 'Top 5 cars I have personally owned.' Here are '25 Things About Me.' Here's a drink. What drink are you? We're related! I took the 'What President Are You?' quiz and found out I'm Millard Fillmore! What president are you?"

You probably mean well, but stop. Just stop. I don't care what president I am -- can't we simply be friends? Now excuse me while I go post the link to this story on my Facebook page.

Source: Brandon Griggs, The 12 most annoying Facebookers, CNN, 24th October 2009.

How the British Helped Pakistan

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit Pakistan. Two million Pakistanis have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with providing help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.

The USA is sending troops to help.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil.

Latin American countries are sending supplies.

New Zealand is sending sheep, cattle and food crops.

The Asian continents are sending labour to assist in rebuilding infrastructure.

Australia is sending medical teams and supplies.

Britain, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Pakistanis.

God Bless British generosity.

Brunei During The Second World War

The photos are courtesy of Brunei Resources.

Song: 'Dogs of War' by Christopher Lennertz.

Brunei Barracudas Home Schedule

If you ever wanna know when will the Barracudas be playing at home, here are the information at a glance.

Mike Pilgrim became the first Bruneian player (import or otherwise) to be featured on SportsCentre's Top Ten. Go Mike!!!

Marge Simpson on Playboy: Cool or Creepy?

Marge Simpson Playboy pictures? Yes, Marge Simpson Playboy pictures are becoming a hot topic on the internet after it was revealed that Marge Simpson would be on the cover of Playboy Magazine. First The Simpsons conquered theaters with a feature film, and now they are seeking to make a mark on men's entertainment magazines as well it seems. Now we will see if a Marge Simpson themes issue of Playboy Magazine is something that sells a ton of issues, or if it just becomes a collectible that people file away in a drawer somewhere.

This isn't the first time that a Simpson's character has appeared on the cover of a national magazine, but the appearance of Marge Simpson in Playboy could definitely go down as the most memorable. As can be seen from the Marge Simpson Playboy cover photo here, she appears in the nude, but is hidden in just the right places by a chair in the shape of the Playboy bunny logo.

At least that is one positive way to look at this issue, as it is intended to be a family cartoon, but the envelope is really being “pressed” with this issue of Playboy Magazine.

Inside the magazine are images of Marge Simpson in cartoon lingerie, so there aren't really nude photographs, and maybe that will keep less people from being upset at this idea. It does seem strange that a cartoon character could generate so much attention, and that the thought of Marge Simpson in Playboy Magazine could stir up so much interest on the internet. Now Marge Simpson and the show itself is receiving a lot of publicity from this magazine spread, and it will be quite interesting to gauge whether it turns into a positive for The Simpsons, or if working with Playboy turns out to be a mistake.

The reason that this pictorial is taking place is to celebrate the 20th season of The Simpsons being on television, but is a spread in Playboy Magazine going too far? Or is this just another innovative attempt at humor by a show that has proven it can stand the test of time?

Game Over For DPMM FC!

DPMM FC's assistant team manager Ali Hj Momin

Jason Thomas


Saturday, October 3, 2009

DPMM FC'S season is officially over.

The reigning Singapore League Cup champions have been told by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) that they cannot finish their debut Singapore League (S-League) campaign because of the world governing body's decision to suspend the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) during its Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday.

A letter from FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke dated Oct 1 and received yesterday revealed that "the FIFA Executive Committee decided that BAFA's suspension (was) in accordance with Article 14, Paragraph 1.'

" ... And (as a) consequence of Paragraph 3 of the FIFA statutes, with immediate effect until the re-instatement of BAFA by the government, DPMM FC can therefore no longer play in the S-League."

FIFA also sent the letter to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and Brunei's Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

DPMM FC will appeal to reverse the verdict because before the start of the league earlier this year, the FAS was officially informed by FIFA of its approval for DPMM FC to compete in the S-League for the entire 2009 season.

During a brief visit to Brunei in February, AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee said that FIFA had given the Brunei club the authority to compete in the S-League based on the recommendation and approval of AFC.

"As for how long they can compete, on a personal level, I guaranteed their participation until the end of the season," Bin Hammam had promised.

The FAS has not formally informed DPMM FC that they cannot compete in the S-League and DPMM FC's assistant team manager Ali Hj Momin is hoping for the best when met yesterday.

He said that the club would appeal the ruling since they were assured of their participation for the whole season, and since they only had five games to go and were currently fourth in the 12-team league, their expulsion from the league at this stage would be a waste.

When asked about the team's next game on Tuesday against Sengkang Punggol FC, Ali seemed resigned with their fate.

"The club and the management are sad and shocked to have received this news," he said.

"Our season is over. With this letter from FIFA I don't think the FAS will let us play.

"But we will appeal to the AFC and FIFA to let us finish our remaining games since we were assured in the early stage of the season that we will be able to compete for the whole season," he added.

Another source in the club, meanwhile, said that the FAS announced in a Press release yesterday that DPMM FC's game against Sengkang would be postponed, so perhaps not all hope was lost.

"The club at this time would like to thank our supporters and sponsors who have been with us from our time in the Malaysian League (M-League) to now in the S-League," said Ali during the interview.

"DPMM FC represent Brunei and we hope the relevant authorities can look into this matter to find a solution.

"This is not just for the club but for the future of Brunei football," he stressed, adding that it was obvious the players' quality had improved because of their exposure to the M-League and S-League.

Fantasy Match-up: FBA-Brunei All Stars vs Brunei Barracudas

I was wondering if the Filipino Basketball Association in Brunei will ever get their act together and field this line-up in a tune-up match against the Brunei Barracudas, how would the game turn out?

At this time, the Barracudas are 2-0 against Linktech (which was supposedly to be upgraded with major talent but whatever). The names are listed with their respective last team played in brackets.

C - Efren Espiritu (NBT)
C - Alvin Requintin (Palm Cafe)
F - Rio Oblido (Ilonggo Stingers)
F - Gerald Ybanez (Chop Eng Seng Keo)
F - Sonny Bautista (Palm Cafe)
F - Erwin Velez (White Heaven)
F - Cesar Asaldo (Ilonggo Stingers)
G - Geve Leones (NBT)
G - Jap Paraiso (NBT)
G - Marjomar Aying (NBT)
G - Don Dadis Mordeno (Babes Boutique)
G - Vincent Superio (Beaver Engineering)
IR - Mark Del Mundo (Babes Boutique)
IR - Reggie Malinao (Ilonggo Stingers)
IR - Ronnel Sugnan (Babes Boutique)
IR - Roldan Binas (Babes Boutique)

Tell me what do you think? Or who did I miss out on? Either way, I'm just curious since I like fantasy basketball.

FIFA suspends Brunei

Jason Thomas


Thursday, October 1, 2009

INTERNATIONAL Federation of Association Football's (FIFA) yesterday announced they have suspended the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) due to government interference in its affairs.

Chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee met in Brazil on Tuesday 8:30pm local time and confirmed the worst fears of football lovers across the Sultanate — that Brunei is no longer eligible to compete in international tournaments.

"BAFA was suspended due to government interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new association in December 2008," according to a link posted on FIFA's website which outlines the key decisions reached.

"The suspension applies with immediate effect and means that Brunei club DPMM FC will no longer be permitted to play in the Singapore S-League. The suspension will run until BAFA is reinstated by the government."

BAFA was deregistration from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on Nov 15 last year for failing to submit its activity and financial reports as requested, but despite providing the relevant documents to get reinstated on Dec 22, the appeal was rejected.

FIFA's Director of member associations Thierry Regenass condemned the deregistration in the strongest possible terms during his third visit to the Sultanate to solve the matter in July, during which he said FIFA was willing to appoint an interm committee which had a month to reinstate BAFA - failing which the matter would be brought up to the Executive Committee.

The committee did not accept their nomination for fear of legal repercussion in representing the defunct organisation, but it is understood they are working together as an independent body to find a solution.

Regenass refused to comment further on the matter when contacted yesterday, and calls to FIFA's press office were not answered.

The news will have hit DPMM FC the hardest, but not all is lost.

During a brief visit to Brunei in February, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam — who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee — said that FIFA has given the club the authority to compete in the S-League based on the recommendation and approval of AFC.

"As for how long they can compete, on a personal level, I guaranteed their participation until the end of the season," he said

"I am not sure what will happen after that," he warned.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) issued a statement yesterday which referred to the article on FIFA's website suspending BAFA and the subsequent status of DPMM FC's participation in the S-League.

"The FAS has been informed officially by FIFA earlier this year of their approval for DPMM FC to compete in the S.League for the entire 2009 season," stated the press release.

"Regarding this latest development, FAS has yet to receive any official note from FIFA. We have since written to FIFA on an urgent basis to seek clarification and further instructions," it added.
FAS have said they will provide further updates once they receive a reply from FIFA, but with DPMM FC's next game on Tuesday, the chances of them taking to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas against Sengkang Pungol FC look slim.

When contacted yesterday, their head coach Vjeran Simunic said he did not know about the suspension.

"I have nothing to tell, I have to see if it is true tomorrow," said a stunned Simunic.

"Nobody has spoken to me about it and this (the suspension) is very bad because I think we still have a chance at finishing second in the league," he added.

The first foreign side to win the Singapore League Cup this year, DPMM FC are 29 games into their debut season and sit fourth in the 12-team table with five games to go.

Football Federation of Brunei Darussalam, the new governing body of the sport in the country, were not available for comment.

2009 ASEAN Basketball League Season Games Fixtures


Round 1
Sat, Oct 10 5pm @Satria Muda Philippine Patriots
Sun, Oct 11 4pm @S'pore Slingers Brunei Barracudas
Wed, Oct 14 8pm @KL Dragons Brunei Barracudas

Round 2
Sun, Oct 18 4pm @Thai Tigers Satria Muda
Sun, Oct 18 8pm @Brunei Barracudas KL Dragons
Sun, Oct 18 4pm @S'pore Slingers Philippine Patriots

Round 3
Sat, Oct 24 8pm @Brunei Barracudas S'pore Slingers
Sun, Oct 25 5pm @Satria Muda KL Dragons
Sun, Oct 25 4pm @Philippine Patriots Thai Tigers

Round 4
Sat, Oct 31 8pm @KL Dragons Thai Tigers
Sat, Oct 31 4pm @Philippine Patriots Brunei Barracudas
Sun, Nov 1 4pm @S'pore Slingers Satria Muda

Round 5
Sat, Nov 7 4pm @Philippine Patriots S'pore Slingers
Sun, Nov 8 5pm @Satria Muda Brunei Barracudas
Mon, Nov 9 8pm @Thai Tigers KL Dragons

Round 6
Sat, Nov 14 8pm @Brunei Barracudas Thai Tigers
Sat, Nov 14 5pm @Satria Muda S'pore Slingers
Sun, Nov 15 4pm @KL Dragons Philippine Patriots

Round 7
Sat, Nov 21 4pm @Philippine Patriots Satria Muda
Sun, Nov 22 4pm @Thai Tigers Brunei Barracudas
Sun, Nov 22 4pm @S'pore Slingers KL Dragons

Round 8
Sat, Nov 28 5pm @Satria Muda Thai Tigers
Tue, Dec 1 4pm @Philppine Patriots Thai Tigers

Round 9
Sat, Dec 5 4pm @Philippine Patriots Satria Muda
Mon, Dec 7 8pm @S'pore Slingers Thai Tigers
Wed, Dec 9 8pm @Brunei Barracudas KL Dragons

Round 10
Sat, Dec 12 5pm @Satria Muda S'pore Slingers
Sun, Dec 13 4pm @Brunei Barracudas Philippine Patriots
Sun, Dec 13 4pm @KL Dragons Thai Tigers

Round 11
Thu, Dec 17 8pm @S'pore Slingers Thai Tigers
Sat, Dec 19 4pm @Philippine Patriots KL Dragons
Sun, Dec 20 4pm @Thai Tigers Satria Muda

Round 12
Sat, Jan 2 8pm @KL Dragons Satria Muda
Mon, Jan 4 8pm @Thai Tigers Brunei Barracudas
Wed. Jan 6 8pm @S'pore Slingers Philippine Patriots

Round 13
Sat, Jan 9 8pm @KL Dragons Philippine Patriots
Sun, Jan 10 5pm @Satria Muda Brunei Barracudas
Mon, Jan 11 8pm @S'pore Slingers KL Dragons

Round 14
Sat, Jan 16 8pm @Brunei Barracudas Satria Muda
Sun, Jan 17 4pm @Thai Tigers Philippine Patriots
Sun, Jan 17 4pm @KL Dragons S'pore Slingers
Wed, Jan 20 8pm @Brunei Barracudas S'pore Slingers
Sat, Jan 23 5pm @Satria Muda KL Dragons
Sun, Jan 24 4pm @Thai Tigers S'pore Slingers
Sun, Jan 24 4pm @Philippine Patriots Brunei Barracudas

Playoff 1
Sat, Jan 30 2nd Team 3rd Team
Tue, Feb 2 3rd Team 2nd Team
Sat, Feb 6 2nd Team 3rd Team

Playoff 2
Sun, Jan 31 1st Team 4th Team
Wed, Feb 3 4th Team 1st Team
Sun, Feb 7 1st Team 4th Team

Fri, Feb 12 Playoff 2 winner Playoff 1 winner
Wed, Feb 17 Playoff 1 winner Playoff 2 winner
Sun, Feb 21 Playoff 2 winner Playoff 1 winner
Wed, Feb 24 Playoff 1 winner Playoff 2 winner
Sun, Feb 28 Playoff 2 winner Playoff 1 winner

*Semi-Finals: Best of 3 games.
**Finals: Best of 5 games.