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Adolf (“Adi”) Dassler started to produce his own sports shoes in his mother’s wash kitchen in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, after his return from World War I. In 1924, his brother Rudolf (Rudi) Dassler joined the business which became Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory) and prospered.

At the 1928 Olympics, Dassler equipped several athletes, laying the foundation for the international expansion of the company. During the 1936 Summer Olympics on Berlin, Dassler equipped quadruple gold medal winner Jesse Owens of the U.S. with his shoes.

Late in World War II, the shoe factory shifted to production of the Panzerschreck anti-tank weapon.

The brothers split up in 1948, with Rudi forming Puma, and Adi forming adidas.

The company formally registered as adidas AG (with lower case lettering) on 18 August 1949. The phrase All Day I Dream About Sport, although sometimes considered the origin of the adidas name, was applied retroactively. The name is actually a portmanteau from “Adi” (a nickname for Adolf) and “Das” (from “Dassler”).

After a period of trouble following the death of Adolf Dassler’s son Horst Dassler in 1987, the company was bought in 1989 by French industrialist Bernard Tapie, for 1.6 billion French francs (now €243.918 million), which Tapie borrowed. Tapie was at the time a famous specialist of rescuing bankrupt companies, an expertise on which he built his fortune.

Tapie decided to move production offshore to Asia. He also hired Madonna for promotion. He sent Walter Head, from Christchurch, New Zealand, a shoe sales representative, to Germany and met Adolf Dassler’s descendants (Amelia Randall Dassler and Bella Beck Dassler) and was sent back with a few items to promote the company there.

A pair of adidas “Samba” football trainers.In 1992, Tapie was unable to pay the interest from his loan. He mandated the Crédit Lyonnais bank to sell Adidas, and the bank subsequently converted the outstanding debt owed into equity of the enterprise, which was unusual as per the prevalent French banking practice. Apparently, the state-owned bank had tried to get Tapie out of dire financial straits as a personal favour to Tapie, reportedly because Tapie was Minister of Urban Affairs (ministre de la Ville) in the French government at the time.

In February 1993, Crédit Lyonnais sold Adidas to Robert Louis-Dreyfus, a friend of Bernard Tapie for a much higher amount of money than what Tapie owed, 4.485 billion (€683.514 million) francs rather than 2.85 billion (€434.479 million). Tapie later sued the bank, because he felt “spoiled” by the indirect sale.

Robert Louis-Dreyfus became the new CEO of the company. He is also the president of the Olympique de Marseille football team, a team Tapie owned until 1993.

Tapie filed for personal bankruptcy in 1994. He was the object of several lawsuits, notably related to match fixing at the soccer club. During 1997, he served 6 months of an 18 month prison sentence in La Santé prison in Paris.

In 2005, French courts awarded Tapie a €135 million compensation (about 886 million francs).

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{April 21, 2009}   crazy…

= Asteroids Galaxy Tour =

You heard their hyperkinetic track “Around The Bend” in the commercial for the iPod Touch, and there’s a lot more where that came from. Led by lead singer Mette (pronounced “Meta”) Lindberg and beatmaker Lars Iversen, this Danish group grew up on American Soul, and their music is retro and modern at the same time.



This will easily be one of the best films of 2004. It is the antithesis of the typical romantic Hollywood fare. I loved every minute of its refreshing originality. The film has passion and flare and brilliant wit, all framed by an intelligent script that deals in absurdity while managing to maintain an intimate realism. These characters feel real. You root for them. You want them to meet again and give it another chance. It is a film that will only get better over time, as our memory of it waxes and wanes its way into our hearts.



{April 14, 2009}   out of my cage…

= I Could Say
Lily Allen =

I could say that I’ll always be here for you,
But that would be a lie and quite a pointless thing to do,
I could says that I’ll always have feelings for you
but i’ve got a life ahead of me, I’m only 22,

Since you’ve gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,
Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,
And now you’ve gone it feels as if the whole wide world is my stage
And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage,

You always made it clear that you hated my friends,
You made me feel so guilty when I was running round with them,
And everything was always about being cool,
And now I’ve come to realize there’s nothing cool about you at all,

Since you’ve been gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,
Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,
And now you’ve gone its as if the whole wide world is my stage
And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage,

Since you’ve been gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,
Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,
And now you’ve gone its as if the whole wide world is my stage
And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage,

Since you’ve been gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,
Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,
And now you’ve gone its as if the whole wide world is my stage
And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage

= Never Gonna Happen
Lily Allen =

I don’t wanna hurt you cause I don’t think it’s a virtue
But you and I have come to our end
Believe me when I tell you that I never wanna see you again
And please can you stop calling cause it’s getting really boring
And I’ve told you I don’t want to be friends
Believe me when I tell you that I never wanna see you again

How on earth could I be any more obvious?
It never really did and now it’s never gonna happen with the two of us
I don’t understand what it is that you’re chasing after
But it makes me really sad to hear you sound so desperate
It just makes it harder

I can see how it’s confusing — it could be considered using
When I call you up straight out of the blue
But I don’t understand what else a girl in my position’s to do
Now I know you feel betrayed but it’s been weeks since I got laid
This doesn’t mean that I don’t think you’re a fool
But I don’t understand what else a girl in my position’s to do

How on earth could I be any more obvious?
It never really did and now it’s never gonna happen with the two of us
I don’t understand what it is that you’re chasing after
But it makes me really sad to hear you sound so desperate
It just makes it harder

I know it’s rather ugly cause I know that you still love me
And this isn’t any kind of excuse
I don’t love you, I don’t love you…

How on earth could I be any more obvious?
It never really did and now it’s never gonna happen with the two of us
I don’t understand what it is that you’re chasing after
But it makes me really sad to hear you sound so desperate
It just makes it harder



{April 14, 2009}   not fair… :)

= Not Fair
Lily Allen =

Oh he treats me with respect
He says he loves me all the time
He calls me 15 times a day
He likes to make sure that I’m fine
You know I’ve never met a man who’s made me feel quite so secure
He’s not like all them other boys
They’re all so dumb and immature

There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just no good
It’s such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over

It’s not fair
And I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
Oh you’re supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it’s not fair
And it’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
Oh you’re supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

Oh I lie here in the wet patch
In the middle of the bed
I’m feeling pretty damn hard done by
I spent ages giving head
Then I remember all the nice things that you ever said to me
Maybe I’m just overreacting maybe you’re the one for me

There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just no good
It’s such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over

It’s not fair
And I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
Oh you’re supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it’s not fair
And it’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
Oh you’re supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just no good
It’s such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over

It’s not fair
And I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
I think you’re really mean
Oh you’re supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it’s not fair
And it’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
It’s really not ok
Oh you’re supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take



robbie

Gary Barlow: ‘Robbie won’t be rejoining Take That’
Robbie Williams will not be rejoining Take That, Gary Barlow has said.
At the end of last month Robbie made front-page news when he claimed a reunion was ‘looking more likely by the week’.
But speaking during the recording of Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night, Barlow said: ‘People constantly ask if Robbie will rejoin us but nothing has changed.
‘We’re a happy band right now. Robbie won’t be joining.’
Williams has himself denied ever talking to the newspaper about a reunion.
He wrote on his blog: ‘The boys have their thing going on and so do I…’
The 35-year-old walked out on the group in 1995 and the band split a year later.
Barlow and band members Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen launched a successful comeback in 2006 after the release of Patience, which went to number one.

“daily mail”



Robbie Williams has sensationally revealed he is ready to rejoin Take That – 14 years after his bitter departure.

The star, 35, has healed his rift with Gary Barlow and says his old pals want him back.

He added: “I’m in regular contact with them and it’s looking more likely by the week. The lads all seem up for it. I think it would be fun.”
Robbie is waiting for a call from Gary Barlow to seal one of pop’s most eagerly awaited reunions.

The Angels singer, 35, broke his silence to confirm for the first time that he hopes to rejoin Take That.

He said: “Let’s see what happens, but my head’s in the right place, so the timing could be right if Gary calls. I think it would be fun. It would be good.”
Robbie also revealed his old bandmates want him back for good and went on: “I’m in regular contact with them, even Gary, so it’s looking more likely by the week.

“The lads seem up for it and some people think it’s a done deal.”

The star – speaking at the opening of the musical We Will Rock You in Manchester – suggested a reunion could be just months away. He said: “It would make sense for it to happen some time over the next year.”

And he assured fans the feud that followed his 1995 Take That departure was over. He said: “We’ve matured now. We’d have a laugh.” Gary, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald split in 1996 but re-formed in 2005 and have since sold six million albums. Gary hinted last December that they would perform again with Robbie as he said: “We will one day. I just don’t know when.”

= info from daily mirror =

http://www.robbiewilliams.pl/en/news24/
“news 24 – 7” 😛
cineva este foaarte obsedat de robbie….mai rau ca mine 😛



{April 6, 2009}   i’m gonna do the same…

I gave you three years of my life
You always said I`d be your wife
What happened to the days when
Life was simple (So Simple)
Everyone knows my name
I haven`t changed, I`m the same girl
I was from the start
Everything`s rearranged, you came
And changed it and gave me a broken heart
You don`t wanna work it out, no
You wanna take the easy route

You throw your hands up and walk away
When times get hard you always walk away
You get mad and say you`re leavin`
Why is it so hard for you to talk to me?
When it`s so easy for you to walk away

So here I am, driving down the street
Lookin` for a sign, when will I meet
The man of my dreams?
When will he come to me?
When will he come to me?
I`m sick of trying, I`m goin` home back
To PA where I come from
And you can stay here and spend your
Whole life running, But baby I`m
Gonna move on
You don`t wanna work it out, no
You wanna take the easy route

You throw your hands up and walk away
When times get hard you always walk away
You get mad and say you`re leavin`
Why is it so hard for you to talk to me?
When it`s so easy for you to walk away

So there I go, I`m leavin` you alone
What will you do, now all your fears
Came true
You had my heart, you had my soul
You had it all- didn`t you
`Cause I`m sick of tryin` I`m goin` home
Back to Philly where I come from
And you can stay here and spend your
Whole life running, but baby it`s
Time to move on
You didn`t wanna work it out, no
You just wanted the easy route



{April 2, 2009}   biggest mistake of my life…

When love comes so late, it’ll really hit hard
It slams through the gate, it’ll catch you off guard
Everyone said, “What a perfect love match
‘Cause she is so smart, she’s a hell of a catch”

I was drinking in love, gulping it down
Drifting for months on a billowing cloud
But after awhile I stopped to rebel
I’m back in the past and I’m raising up hell

But I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life
And I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life

We’d been living together for over a year
The harmony’s perfect, it rang loud and clear
But then very slowly, my nerves start to fray
The little things big, that’s what they say

I acted impatient, I acted unkind
I took her for granted, I played with her mind
She didn’t deserve it but it was too late
I walked out the door and left her to her fate

But I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life
And I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life

(WhoooWhooo Whooo….)

Now I’m down in a slump and I’m eating alone
I ruined the day with some friends on the phone
I never go out, I’m becoming a grouch
I just watch the TV and I drink on the couch

But if love comes again, I’ll be really surprised
I’ll grab it real fast, keep it right in my sights

‘Cause I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life
Well I think I’ve just made the biggest mistake of my life

The Rolling Stones – Biggest Mistake

your mistake… not mine…



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