Africa Cup of Nations : attack on Togo team bus.

For my first 2010 post I would like to talk about Togo football team’s bus attack on January 8, 2010. The team was attacked by gunmen as its bus made its way from a training camp in the Republic of Congo to the venue in Cabinda City to compete in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. As a result of this tragedy a faction of the Cabinda separatist rebel group, Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda (Flec), has claimed responsibility for the 30 minute machine gun attack. They are a small, fragmented insurgent group who deny Angola’s right to govern the province and want to obtain their independence.The group has been fighting since the 1960s.

The attack was not directed against the Togo bus, it was against Angolan forces. Despite the death tool is sad : the Angolan driver, the coach assistant and the responsable of communication were killed. The goalkeeper and the central defencer were hurt.

To my mind this storie is unacceptable. I think that it is important to find very quickly a peace agreement between Angola’s government and a faction of the separatist Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda to avoid futurs innocent attacks. It’s really sad for the Togo team and this kind of thing should never happen. In addition confusion continued to reign Friday as to whether Togo will take part in the Africa Cup of Nations.


How I met your Mother

I would like to present you one of the most famous American series whose name is How I met your Mother. How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom and the show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays on September 19, 2005 . Eigth main characters composed this serie : Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby the main character, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen the Ted Mosby’s best friend and Lily Aldrin’s husband , Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatskyed the « ex-sweetheart » of Ted , Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson claim that he is Ted’s best friend and offers many strategies designed to help Ted meet women, it’s the women specialist. Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin is the wife of Marshall Eriksen and the best friend of Robin Scherbatsky. The last is Bob Saget (uncredited) as Future Ted Mosby (voice only). Throught 99 epidoses gathered in 5 seasons Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) during the years 2030 tells his children (his son and his daughter) the events that led to his meeting their mother, which explains the serie’s title and the past tense narration.

Personnally I have never seen this series. Thanks to my english teacher I could discover one of the 5 seasons : the third season is composed by 20 episodes split up into 3 CD. Below I ‘m going to resume briefly this seasons to show what kind of serie it is and to present what is happening for the people who have already seen the first and the second season.

Season Three :

At the beginning of the season, Robin come back from a trip to Argentina with Gael, an incredibly hot Argentine surfer-massage and Ted must adjust his life without her. Marshall and Lily manage to buy an apartment despite of the spending free of Lily, their debts and their fights. Last Years Barney lost a bet with Marshall. The bet consisted to give 5 slaps at Barney. During this third seasons Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgiving which Marshall dubs “Slapsgiving.”After an evening where drinks flowed freely, Ted discover an embarrassing tattoo (a butterfly) on his back.

In addition he decide to date his dermatologist Stella who’s going to remove it. Barney and the gang try to warn him that it’s never a good idea to get into a relationship with someone you see on a regular basis.This culminates in a memorable very amusing “two-minute date” which incorporates small talk, dinner, a movie, coffee, two little cab rides, and a goodnight kiss, all within two minutes. At the same time Barney date with Stella’s receptionist (Britney Spears).

Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney’s reputation. Lily forces Barney to go back and confront the girls who are most deserving of an apology. In a shocking moment between them, Barney and Robin sleep together. Due to this love affair Ted “breaks up” his friendship with Barney, realizing their lives are going in a different direction. Barney’s saboteur is revealed to be Abby (Britney Spears).
In the last episode, Ted and Barney renew their friendship after both are involved in accidents .At the end of the episode, Ted proposes to Stella.

To conlude I tkink that it is a very funny serie. I’m very happy to have discovered this serie. However it is the same spirit as « Friends » , so it’s not an innovation contrary to kind of serie like « Prison Break ». Since I have watched the third season I’m eager to see the other ones to know the course of events.