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Vuvuzela now in Oxford Dictionary

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 19 - 2010

The word Vuvuzela appears in the  new edition of the Oxford dictionary – along with words like climate change, national treasure and toxic debt.

According to The Guardian “Football fans will perhaps be unsurprised to learn that the vuvuzela, whose apian drone soundtracked yet another summer of hurt, has blared its way into the dictionary’s pages. By being ushered into the dictionary, which is based on how language is really used, the metre-long plastic horn has cemented its immortality as well as its ubiquity.”

#vuvuzela Top Trend on Twitter

Those of us who tweeted throughout the 2010 World Cup won’t really be surprised because we kept #vuvuzela trending in the Top 10 on Twitter practically throughout the tournament. Those of us who love the vuvuzela, and those who hated it – the more they mentioned it, the  more we smiled, as we watched #vuvuzela climb up the trends every day.

I thought I’d refresh your minds with a few Vuvuzela related posts form the World Cup:

Vuvuzela – the Word of the 2010 World Cup

Vuvuzela now in DOOM (video)

YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button

YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button

Popularity: 3% [?]

Why Standard Bank Created My Card for Women

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 16 - 2010

My Card from Standard Bank – do women really need a credit card created just for them? What was the thinking behind creating this financial product just for women?

My Card – Comprehensive Financial Package

I’ve been blogging about this Standard Bank My Card for women and about its benefits and about the competitions, but I have been wondering in the back of my mind what exactly made Standard bank decide to create this very comprehensive financial package for women that includes a international credit card, facilities, cash back, medical cover, disability benefits, roadside assistance and even a handyman.

According to Standard Bank, a 2008 international survey 70% of South African women claimed to be financially independent; 62% said they contributed half of more of the household income with 49% contributing more than their partner did. 54% stated that they control the family money with a further 29% sharing control with their partner.

Black Diamond Studies

Unilever’s Black Diamond 2008 studies found that black middle class women are becoming an economic force in their own right. Black Diamond women then represented a tenth of the county’s entire adult population and their annual spending power as R120 billion – over 40% of the annual spend of all South African women

So I guess when one takes these facts into consideration it makes perfect sense that Standard Bank created a credit card just for women. Only time will tell how the market responds to My Card.

Popularity: 1% [?]


Didier Drogba – Player of the Week –

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 16 - 2010

Every week goal .com will be selecting a Player of the week. This week they have chosen Chelsea and Cot d’Ivoire forward Didier Drogba who scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the season.

According to “It won’t necessarily be the best player in the world – at least not usually – but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch – either way, the person in question deserves special attention..”

Watch Chelsea 6  v West Bromwich 0


Popularity: 1% [?]

Standard Bank My Card – Credit Card For SA Women

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 14 - 2010

OK, I have been writing a lot about the My Card from Standard Bank – because it is a paid gig, (I have to make a living), and blogging about football doesn’t quite pay all the bills. But I would never write about anything I didn’t believe in.

Standard Bank Credit Card for Women

Some say that by creating a credit card just for women Standard bank is maginalising women – that could only be true if there was equality between men and women – social and economic equality. We know that although we have come a long way, we still have quite a way to travel.

So what does My Card from Standard Bank actually do,  it  gives the cardholders the freedom to shop online securely and at no additional cost, free basic travel insurance if they are under 76, and up to 55 days of interest free credit provided the account is paid on or before the due date. See all the details on the website.

My Card for Women

But more than that, My Card helps women enjoy the freedom to get what they need, when they need it. Women get cash back when spending with My Card so that every swipe contributes to a My Card moment – the freedom to treat them to whatever they choose.

So I guess you all want to know the million-dollar question, what does it take to qualify for one of these My Cards?

You qualify for a My Card if you earn a minimum monthly income of R8000; are 18 years and older and a South African citizen or permanent resident.

What Does Standard Bank Need ?

What documents does Standard Bank need from you?

  • Your valid South African identification document.
  • Proof of latest income.
  • Proof of residence such as your latest electricity or telephone account. Should this not be in your name, please attach a letter of confirmation from the account holder.
  • Your last three months bank statements of the account into which your salary is paid. The statements will have to be clear unpaid (bills, cheques, debit order and stop orders dishonoured by the branch) and will need to be stamped by your bank.

Why not explore the My Card options further – go to the website and have a look at the features and benefits… and the prizes.

Popularity: 2% [?]


Nothing better to do, well why don’t you get into the live fantasy football game that has been launched to coincide with the start of the new Premier Season that literally kicks off today.

Barclays Premiership League Fixtures

The Barclays Premiership league fixtures  kicks off today and while many people’s attention may be taken the antics of the Big Four or one of the smallest clubs in Premier history, Blackpool, fans of fantasy football games have a new way to enjoy games.

Premier League official point out that their games are watched in 211 countries and available in half a billion homes (more than any other league). Fans the world over love the competitiveness and unpredictability of the English game.

Fantasy Football

According to The PickLive website is a new fantasy football like game that enables players to choose 3 players for televised games.

Picklive Football is an online, real-time football gaming website where gamers participate in picking players during live matches to try and gain points and win chips in 10 minute mini games.

I tried out Picklive on Saturday during the first FA Cup semi final featuring Chelsea and Aston Villa and was surprised with how fast the games move and how exciting, fun and intriguing the mini games can be.ised games and then play in short 7.5 minute matches against 10 other people in a game room, says epl

Popularity: 1% [?]


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Look at the countdown to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Every day is a day closer to the opening ceremony when players from all around the world will gather in South Africa for Africa\'s World Cup. On this blog Lantz and Karen are Celebrating the Vuvuzela, Soccer and the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Please send us any pictures, videos and stories of Vuvuzela\'s, football and soccer fans to