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Friday, August 21, 2009

HAPPY GANESH FESTIVAL..............

GANPATI BAPPA MORYA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MANGAL MURTI MORYA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







GANPATI BAPPA MORYA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MANGAL MURTI MORYA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

LEGENDS OF BASEBALL

Hi !!!!
Today is some special stamps with me to share with you all. These two stamps were sent by Mr. Jean-Claude Linossi from USA, few months back. But I could not post it because of some reason. Today here are they. Thanks dear Jean-Claude Linossi for these valuable stamps.

The "Legends of Baseball" issue was produced by the USPS and features one self-sticking sheet of 20 stamps. The pictures of 20 different old-time ballplayers appear on the sheet of stamps. All of those honored are Hall of Famers. Most were honored in 1999 as nominees or honorees for Major League Baseball's "All Century Team".
The 33-cent stamps feature the following players:
George Sisler, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Eddie Collins, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Mickey Cochrane, Rogers Hornsby, Pie Traynor, Jimmie Foxx, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Lefty Grove, Lou Gehrig, Dizzy Dean, Josh Gibson, Honus Wagner and Satchel Paige.


Scott Catalogue USA: 3408d
Description: LEGENDS OF BASEBALL
Ty Cobb 33-cent mint single
Issued July 6, 2000
Medium: paper; ink (multicolor); s
elf-adhesive Museum ID: 2000.2020.460
Place: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


33c Mathewson single
Scott Catalogue USA: 3408c
Description: LEGENDS OF BASEBALL
Christy Mathewson 33-cent mint single
Issued July 6, 2000
Medium: paper; ink (multicolor);
self-adhesive Museum ID: 2000.2020.453
Place: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Complete set of Legends of Baseball :

While the stamps feature attractive artwork of the players, the back of the sheet features brief career biographies, turning these stamps into mini-baseball cards (albeit the non-cardboard variety!). The heading on the back reads "These players embody the glory and tradition of our national pasttime. Tales of their extraordinary abilities and larger-than-life personalities have made them much more than just ballplayers: THEY ARE LEGENDS." Joe Saffold of Savannah, Georgia was the artist, and Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA served as the Art Director for the project. The stamp designs were unveiled in May when commissioner Bud Selig, Mark McGwire and others helped the Postal Service show the public what the stamps would look like upon their release in July. Dedication and first issue was July 6 in Atlanta, where Major League Baseball held the 2000 All Star Week. Family members of many of the players were present at the dedication ceremony. The stamps were released nationwide July 7, and got great reviews by sports fans, sports collectors, and philatelists. The Philadelphia A's Historical Society held a special ceremony honoring the 4 A's greats that were depicted. Relatives of three of the four honorees attended the event including the daughter of Jimmie Foxx, the son of Eddie Collins and grandson of Lefty Grove. The postal service gave each recipient a framed 20-stamp set as a gift. 200 million of the self-adhesive stamps were printed for distribution at US Post Offices throughout the country. In addition to purchasing the stamps in the sheet of 20, collectors can also purchase a Legends of Baseball Uncut Press Sheet, which consists of six panes (120 stamps) with the marginal plate markings favored by some collectors. Also available through some on-line stamp dealers and the postal service are postal cards with the original stamp art reproduced in a booklet of 20 postcards that are ready for mailing. The baseball stamps are popular with those who collect first day covers also. Many people who purchased the stamps during All Star week in Atlanta, had them cancelled on the first day of issue with a special postmark from Atlanta, site of the 2000 All Star game. The USPS did not forget the great Negro Leagues with this issue, featuring the stamps of Paige and Gibson among the series of 20.

Ty Cobb:


Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was a baseball player and is regarded by historians and journalists as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. Cobb also received the most votes of any player on the 1936 inaugural Hall of Fame Ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes.
Cobb is widely credited with setting ninety Major League Baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2009, including the highest career batting average (.367) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source). He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source), most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001, most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.
Cobb's legacy as an athlete has sometimes been overshadowed by his surly temperament and aggressive playing style, which was described by the Detroit Free Press as "daring to the point of dementia." During Cobb's playing days, numbers on uniforms had not been introduced yet, and so he is not identified with any particular number, as some other players are.

"Christy" Mathewson:


Christopher "Christy" Mathewson (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925), nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", or "Matty", was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played in what is known as the dead-ball era; and in 1936 was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
In 1899, Mathewson left college and signed to play professional baseball with Taunton of the New England League. The next season, he moved on to play on the Norfolk team of the Virginia-North Carolina League. He finished that season with a 20-2 record.
In July of that year, the New York Giants purchased his contract from Norfolk for $1,500. Between July and September 1900 Mathewson appeared in six games for the Giants. He started one of those games and compiled a 0-3 record. Displeased with his performance, the Giants returned him to Norfolk and demanded their money back. Later that month, the Cincinnati Reds picked up Mathewson off the Norfolk roster. On December 15, 1900, the Reds quickly traded Mathewson back to the Giants for Amos Rusie In 1936, Christy Mathewson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the famous "First Five" inductees into the HOF, along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner. He was the only one of the five who didn't live to see his induction. His jersey, denoted as "NY", has been retired by the Giants and hangs in the left-field corner of AT&T Park. Uniform numbers were not used in those days. In 1999, he ranked number 7 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, the highest-ranking National League pitcher. ESPN selected his pitching performance in the 1905 World Series as the greatest playoff performance of all time. During WW II, a 422 foot Liberty Ship named in his honor, SS Christy Mathewson, was built in Richmond, CA in 1943.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

First Sport Cover from Malaysia


Today I received my First Sporting cover from Malaysia.
Thanks you Very Much Mr. TENGKU NOOR ISMALI for your nice cover and Stamps.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Indian Independence Day !!

My greetings on the 63rd Indian Independence Day.
15 August 2009, India celebrates 62 Years of Freedom.
My Greetings from KSA to All Indian Brothers and Sisters
Jai Hind !

Croatia : Euro 2008 Stamp

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What is swine flu?

Today again I am giving some basic information to All, since Swine flu is spreading all over India and even whole world very strongly. Please read it

1) What is swine flu?
Swine flu or Influenza-A (H1N1) just like any other flu is a respiratory infection. It exploits a weakened immune system to attack major organs especially your lungs. When it gets into your lungs, it can lead to pneumonia. There is still no confirmation on whether it is transferred from pigs.

2) How do people become infected with influenza A(H1N1)?
Outbreaks in humans are now occurring from human-to-human transmission. When infected people cough or sneeze, infected droplets get on their hands, drop onto surfaces, or are dispersed into the air. Another person can breathe in contaminated air, or touch infected hands or surfaces, and be exposed.

3) What are the signs and symptoms of infection?
Early signs of influenza A(H1N1) are flu-like, including fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhoea. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

4) Is there any confirmation of transmission between pigs and humans at this point?
No.

5) How long someone with the flu infect someone else?
Infected people may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to seven or more days after becoming sick.

6) What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air.

7) How long can viruses live outside the body?
We know that some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Frequent hand washing will help you reduce the chance of getting contamination from these common surfaces.

8) What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
Currently available seasonal influenza vaccine does not protect against H1N1 flu. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health:Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol based hand cleaners are also effective.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.Try to avoid close contact with people having respiratory illness.]If one gets sick with influenza, one must stay at home, away from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. However, if one is having any respiratory distress, one should report to a nearby hospital.

9) What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
First and most important: wash your hands frequently. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Avoid touching surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people having respiratory illness.

10) Are there medicines to treat swine flu?
Yes. Oseltamivir is the recommended anti viral drug for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with the influenza A H1N1. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms). Government has adequate stock and the drug is made available to government hospitals at the time of outbreak and would be available to you free of cost. . The drug is to be administered under supervision of clinicians.

11) What should I do if I get sick?
If you live in areas where influenza A H1N1 cases have been identified and become ill with influenza like symptoms you may contact their health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed. If you are sick, you should stay home and avoidcontact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others. If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:Fast breathing or trouble breathingBluish skin colorNot drinking enough fluids/eating foodNot waking up or not interacting.Being so irritable that the child does not want to be heldFlu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse coughFever with a rashIn adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathPain or pressure in the chest or abdomenSudden dizzinessConfusionSevere or persistent vomiting.

12) Can I get influenza A H1N1 from eating or preparing pork?
No. swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.

Swine Flu Guidelines: Dos and don'ts
The Government has stressed that there is no need to panic and that the treatment is proving effective.
Here is what the Government advises people to do to avoid contracting the disease.
Best option would be to avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas, if possible. Avoid large crowded groups
Good hygiene practices go a long way, wash your hands regularly
Watch out for any flu-like symptoms, like persistent fever and cough and cold
Consult a doctor if you're worried, ideally at designated Government hospitals
Cover your mouth and nose if you cough and sneeze
Stay away from infected people. This is necessary since the H1N1 virus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes, around other people
The virus also spreads when you touch something infected and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes, so wash your hands regularly
The virus does not spread by eating well-cooked pork products, though it would be a healthy option to wash your hands properly after handling pork.


Swine flu helpline numbers and hospitals

Here is the list of helpline numbers in Pune.



Pune:Dr. Naidu Infectious Disease Hospital, Pune, Maharastra Dr. Barathe:
09923130909
02064006095,
02032538626

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sent Items 09.08.2009

Hiiiiii
There are still enough time for me, but one month is not so big. So I am sending one by one all my pending works here. This sent items are part of it.
Note : Friends, I will be moving to India by 17th September 2009, for my long Vacation. Please do not use my Saudi Arabia Address for any future correspondences. I will prefer to use my India Address, Which is given here.

My New Address
Ganesh Bhausaheb Potphode
A/P Amrapur
Tel- Shevgaon
Dist- Ahmednagar
PIN 414505
Maharashtra
INDIA

Sent Items 09.08.2009
Special Items:
Terence Wong (Singapore) : Coins, Banknotes, Stamps
---- (Saudi Arabia) : Covers 2x
Kristiina (Estonia) : Cover, banknotes
Mauro Rubens (Brazil) Banknote

Covers :
Dorian Pierre (UK)
Tomislav (Croatia)
Mr. Vural (Swz.)

Next shipment I will send soon,
Please Send me all letters and postcards to my Indian Address

Thanks :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Swine Flu, Information

Today I am posting Some information about Swine Flu and its symptoms.
Please read it carefully and forward to all your friends.


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पुणेकरानां जाहीर आवाहन कृपया ही माहिती अवश्य वाचा.

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PLEASE READ IT & FORWARD IT TO YOUR FRIENDS…

Sunday, August 2, 2009

1st Baltic Sea Games

A set of three commemorative stamps devoted to the 1st Baltic Sea Games held under the aegis of the International Olympic Committee in a number of Estonian towns from 23 June to 4 July 1993


The figure of the shot putter on the 2 kr stamp actually represents Kalevipoeg, the hero of the Estonian national epic. Kalevipoeg’s victory over his brothers in a stone-throwing test of strength by which he come to inherit his father’s kingdom is one of the best known episodes of the 19th century poetical work.


The 1 kr + 25 s stamp features a Viking ship with a sail carrying a map of the Baltic sea area, and the colours of the participating nations in the shape of warrior shields lining the side of the ship.


The 60 s stamp features wrestling, one of Estonia’s most successful sports in the first half of this century. Famous Estonians wrestlers include the professionals Aleksander Aberg, Georg Lurich and Georg Hackenschmidt from the early 1900s, as well as the Olympic gold medal winners Kristjan Palusalu (1936) and Johannes kotkas (1952).

Many Thanks to Blogger friend, Kristiina (Estonia) :)