Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Satellite TV

          Today I got my satellite TV connection. I'm quite impressed about the setup, devices, picture and audio quality and the service provided by the provider. Anyway still we have only one satellite TV provider in sri lanka. I hope government won't ban satellite TV again in the future and there is no reason to do so.

          I like mostly the educational channels and the sports channels. Quality of programs broadcast through educational channels are impressive. Children can study so many things from there. I hope now we can see some good/productive programs when we watch TV but I'm not sure that I'd get enough free time to watch TV.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Rugby World Cup 2007 has started

          Rugby world cup 2007 has officially started on the 07th September 2007 in Paris, France. In the Opening match host France were beaten 12-17 by Argentina. Top 4 teams, New Zealand, Australia, France, South Africa played their first matches and it seems top 3 out of 4 teams (France is current no 2 in IRB rankings) are in good form.

          New Zealand was awesome against Italy who were beaten by 76-14 and this is the best New Zealand World Cup team I have seen after Sean Fitzpatricks team in 1992 world cup. 2nd row Chris Jack, flanker Jerry Collins, No8 Rodney So'oialo, scrum half Byron Kelleher, wingers Sitiveni Sivivatu, Doug Howlett and fullback Leon MacDonald played a great game. RWC is scheduled till 20th October so there are many more actions to come. I hope we can see some good rugby.