Short Biography of Famous Soccer Player – Juan Roman Riquelme

His full name is Juan Román Riquelme. He was born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, an impoverished providence of Buenos Aires Argentina to a family of ten. He is an Argentine soccer player who now plays for Boca Juniors of the Argentine Primera División, and his position on the field is as an attacking midfielder.

In 1995 Riquelme began playing professional football with the Boca Juniors and seven seasons enjoyed with the club prior to being traded to Barcelona. Following a short and not successful stay with them, he moved to Villarreal, and became superstar there, winning a lot of honors. Presently Riquelme continues to play at both the national and international level, and lately won the MVP award at the Copa Libertados.

A longtime Argentine international, Riquelme is best acknowledged for his spells with Boca Juniors and Villarreal. A playmaker, his major assets are his passing and setting the tempo of play.

It was Boca Juniors the club that had it as foremost character, in those that reached three times the Argentinean championship, to be champion of the Cup Libertadores of America in two opportunities, and champion of the Intercontinental Cup of soccer, in the year 2000.

Juan Román Riquelme is considered as a talented player with outstanding field vision. As of 2005, Riquelme is frequently noted as the key factor in Villareal’s explosive 2005 campaign.

Some of honours he received as log as his career are:

2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup (Villarreal CF)

2001 Copa Libertadores (Boca J.)

2000 Argentine Apertura Championship (Boca J.)

2000 Intercontinental Cup (Boca J.)

2000 Copa Libertadores (Boca J.)

1999 Argentine Clausura Championship (Boca J.)

1998 Argentine Apertura Championship (Boca J.)

1997 FIFA’s Football World Youth Championship (under-20)

As concerned as some of his individual honors are Player of the Year of Argentina (2000, 2001, 2008) and Copa Libertadore’s Most Valuable Player in 2007.

The Biography of Mikhail Gorbachov – Part 2

5. The “Gensec” of the world

“As every revolution, the perestroika could hold between two limits of one state.” To appease the changes Gorbachov started to use his perestroika as an international campaign, without moving around at home. It is the time of the Chernobyl incident of which the biography doesn’t mention nearly anything. An exploring of the world outside starts. Gorbachov reminds that he didn’t know what a credit card looked like when the public opinion had noticed Raisa buy earrings. To export his ideas to the western world he publishes his book called perestroika.

But with this new more friendly face of the Soviet Union, a dilemma is raised: the health of the Soviet Union existence was partly based on its eternal enemy (the capitalist world outside). The problem was now: how to act against the liberty of choice that was granted in the east-European countries?

In the meantime he had to solve problem of “old-thinking” the war in Afghanistan and the Euro missiles that had provoked American missiles.

It is the time of the Star Wars and Gorbachov surprised the US by announcing a diminishing of the missiles by 50% in Reykjavik. A year later in Washington when Reagan said he missed Reykjavik, Raisa commemorates that the felt that “women were not welcomed there in reikjavik.”

But as the international activities expanded the interior problems remained to be solved…

6. The party is the only that will not betray me

“In spring 1988 the first cracks appear in the monolithic façade of the politburo.” Someone had discovered that Marx did oppose to private property, but how was g. to communicate this to the politburo? It was time that the Party was separated from the administrative and economic governance and had to find its own goals. Besides the party there we not yet other governing organs.

The party became split between red and white roses who supported different ideas.

“Change was not made impossible by the persons, but by the roles they executed.” And Gorbachov didn’t replace the old clan of Brezhnev.

When looking back, Gorbachov recognizes that Yeltsin was one of his biggest mistakes; one of the “gravediggers of 1991”. He should have sent him abroad as an ambassador of some country. But Yeltsin was an aspired politician. And the political reforms that were initiated couldn’t be stopped. It became unclear who betrayed who: the communist party (CPUS) with their lack of support to Gorbachov or Gorbachov by limiting the powers of the CPUS.

Than the event that changed all, the putsch of august 1991. Gorbachov resigns after he acknowledged that “the party didn’t condemn the putsch.

When Stalin was asked why the soviet constitution permitted a state to separate from the union, why inspire separatist’s ideas which could lead to a disintegration of the country? He replied, our party is unique and that’s why we have it, so that it will never happen.

7. Preserve or dissolve

It becomes more and more difficult to preserve and both in the north, the Baltic states starting with Lithuania and the south in the Caucasus region, “with different temperaments” but with similar goals: independence.

In June 1990 after a period where the popularity of Yeltsin has increased, which makes him decide to resign from the Party. Gorbachov acted with economic sanctions to the rebelling state, but also under the pressure of external world, never threaded to use power.

Grachov writes in this context: it is hard to question the convictions that someone build up along his life, but more difficult it is to let them go, like his unionist-conviction… “He could understand that the fall of the Berlin wall would bring serious cracks in the wall of the Kremlin. Gorbachov dreamt of a union of confederation of states that would benefit from the historic ties with Russia. Was he a “homo sovieticus” who wanted to reform his country like a European style of United States? Some say his dream could have been realized, but no one could tell what would be the course of events without the putsch in 1991.

8. “He is God, but I am a normal man”

This chapter is preliminary – most part of the book is in fact – to the next two chapters where the putsch is described in detail; this putsch offers a key in understanding the flow of events.

It is also a chapter where the personality behind Gorbachov is detailed. People more or less close to him portrait his character; he was “impulsive” to some, “hard working, always in the office until late” for others. Not a conceptual thinker, someone who moved the forces, not someone who had a fixed objective in mind. “Moving was more important than the goal.”

And the importance of words. Action was not the only that matters: “the vibration of words.” And that he often waited too long, just for the sake of patience things would go by themselves… And a returning fact about him was that he was a real federate (making sure people connected in the modern sense a networker). And also about “cherchez la femme.” The woman behind the man; was she the one moving him to idealism and unreachable goals?

These are a few contemplations in a chapter of which the meaning is borrowed from the bible; Jesus was also betrayed, by Judas… “but I’m a normal man, Gorbachov said…


James Dyson Biography – Founder of Dyson Vacuum Cleaners

If you have heard of Dyson vacuum cleaners, then you have heard of James Dyson. Sir James Dyson is the man who invented the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. Born in England on May 2, 1947, he is one of the richest men in the world. In 2008, it was estimated that his work was over £1 billion. His invention has revolutionized not only the vacuum cleaner world but the appliance world in general.

One of three children, Dyson was educated at Gresham’s School and was known to excel in long distance running. Following this, he spent a year at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then studied at the Royal College of Art. While in school, Dyson studied furniture to interior design and engineering. In 1968 he married Deirdre Hindmarsh, with whom he has three children.

James Dyson invented many things before he struck gold and became famous for his work with vacuum cleaners. His first invention was the sea truck, which launched in 1970, and sold for upwards of $500 million. Following this, Dyson worked with modifying wheelbarrows, making a Ballbarrow, a wheelbarrow that used a ball instead of a wheel). He went on to invent the Trolleyball, a trolley that launched boats, and the Wheelboat.

It was in the 1970s that Dyson started his work with vacuum cleaners. He had the idea to use cyclonic separation for vacuums so that they would not have to lose suction during cleaning. His idea came about because he was frustrated with his own Hoover vacuum: debris would fill up and clog the bag and then the vacuum would lose suction.

In 1983, after five years of development and over 5,000 prototypes, Dyson launched the G-Force cleaner in Japan through catalogs. His product wouldn’t launch in his native UK because distributors and manufacturers didn’t want to disturb the cleaner-bag market. In 1991, Dyson received the 1991 International Design Fair prize in Japan.

In 1993, Dyson created his own manufacturing company and opened a factory and research facility in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. By 2005, Dyson vacuum cleaners had become the leading brand in the United States by value.

Dyson researchers created vacuum cleaners with high levels of suction power by adding a small in diameter cyclone to give the cleaner more centrifugal force. The vacuum sold well because it did not need the user to continuously replace vacuum bags. In 2005, Dyson used his earlier invention of the Ballbarrow to update the Dyson vacuum cleaners. He used this invention’s concept to create the Dyson Ball, which has been said to make the Dyson vacuums more easily maneuvered.

Dyson’s company tried to expand to include more appliances than just vacuum cleaners. In 2003, Dyson introduced the ContraRotator washing machine to the company’s line-up. This machines two rotating drums that move in opposite directions. However, the brightly colored machines didn’t sell well and they are no longer being sold.

Most recently, in 2006, Dyson launched a hand dryer that is fast and hygienic. The Dyson Airblade has an air stream at 400 mph. Dyson vacuum cleaners and the company’s other products are among the most widely known and popular in the world. The company only continues to expand, and with its popularity comes imitators. In fact, Dyson has had to sue other companies for infringement. Still, the sales of the company only continue to increase, and Dyson and his researchers are still hard at work experimenting with new ideas and technologies.