22 August 2008 Update II: Bruno Julie has earned a Bronze medal for all of us!
Bruno Julie lost on points against the Cuban. Even though I am completely ignorant of boxing techniques, I felt that Bruno Julie was tired at the end. The TV commentator suggested that the referee made a mistake but, frankly, I don’t have a clue…
The most important thing is that Bruno Julie is officially now the first ever Mauritian to earn a Bronze medal at the Olympics. It will be years (at least 4 more) before another Mauritian tries to equal this so this is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to you, once more, Mr Bruno Julie!
My wife, my two kids and myself will be at the SSR International Airport to welcome Mr Bruno Julie to Mauritius! Who is coming?
22 August 2008 Update I: Bruno Julie’s fight at 15:31 today!
Today, at 15:31, a lot of Mauritians will stop whatever they are doing and watch Bruno Julie’s fight against Yankiel Leon Alarcon of Cuba during the first semi-final of the 54Kg boxing competition at the 2008 Beijing Olypics.
Bruno Julie is already sure of winning a Bronze medal at least. And this is a first for our tiny country, Mauritius. I sincerely hope that Bruno Julie’s performance will make Mauritians realize the importance of preserving our unity and working towards the same goals and objectives. AllÃ© Bruno! AllÃ© Maurice!
18 August 2008 Update: The first ever Olympic medal for Mauritius!
Bruno Julie has won convincingly. Therefore, he is the first ever Mauritian to obtain an Olympic medal. He now is in the semi-final. Who knows what may happen next.
Thank you for giving us, fellow Mauritians, so much joy. And May The Force Be With You for the next fight!
18 August 2008: May The Force Be With You, Mr Bruno Julie!
Today is an historic day for our tiny country, Mauritius, asÂ Bruno Julie, will fight in the men’s 54kg boxing quarterfinal in the Beijing 2008 OlympicsÂ at exactly 15:16.Â If he wins againstÂ Hector Manzanilla Rangel of Venezuela, he will be the first Mauritian ever to win an Olympic medal and he’ll be one of the few real heroes of our country.
Good luck, Mr Bruno Julie!Â May The Force Be With You!
MAURITUS WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooood .we must celebrate our first ever medal!
MAURITIUS TOO GOOD!
Now plz pray 4 buckland
Brunette Julie says
He won! He won! We have a bronze.
Stephan p galoup la. mo p ale guette. li dan couloir limero 9 la.
ala la ala la
Brunette Julie says
ayo mo decue. dapre mo lecran li 5 eme sa mem mo trouve. li donne tou piti la. mais mo croire zote tou fier li. ayo.
Brunette Julie says
So nivo midichlorians mari fort sa jedi moricien la. esperer ki li capave channel good side of the force a bane les zote jedis moriciens. lempereur sith bush dans stade p englobe li dans dark side la force. banne sinois zote maskots olympiques couma darth vader. ha ha
and to win, he did :p wonderful!
Congratulations to Bruno Julie. He made it!! Bruno Julie a battu 13-9 VÃ©nÃ©zuÃ©lien Hector Manzanilla Rangel.
Mauritius has its first Olympic Medal !!
Aller Bruno!!! Kass so l*k*!!!!!!!!!!! (Now that’s how you cheer a Mauritian boxer in China lolz)
i hope the victory of bruno julie doesn’t cloud the effort of the other mauritian athletes who are also doing their best.
Brunette Julie says
stephan perdi li dehors astere morice so lespoir res lor bruno zuli
WOW….congratulations…MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU AND THE BOXING GODS WATCH OVER YOUR SHOLDERS…WE’LL CUT A CHICKEN HEAD TO THANK THE BOXING GODS IF YOU WIN THE GOLD….EXCELLENT…
GO BRUNO…GO BRUNO…GO BRUNO
Mo p suiv bruno depi lil rorig Ã© c vremen bruno n sportif ki japav ariv lor pli ote mars podium. liena style la Ã© liena la capacitÃ©.BRAVO BRUNO!!!!!!!
Congratulations to Bruno Julie!!! We are very proud of him! Now the whole world knows Mauritius because of one man… BRUNO JULIE. I guess we all try our best but nobody is good and lucky as Bruno!
We have a request; if anybody has his address please put it up on the website as we would like to send him a card!
Amit and Veensha
Hi Amit and Veensha,
I don’t actually have the exact address of Bruno Julie but I know he lives in Rose-Hill. I guess that if you send him a card at Rose-Hill, the postman there will know what to do :-)
Patrick Ng says
Yes, I’m sure everyone will know who Bruno Julie of Rose-Hill is now. Amit and Veensha, if you want to make sure it gets to the right Bruno Julie, just write: Bruno Julie (boxer). I’ve been thinking about sending a card too, and I’m sure there are many more Mauritians around the world who want to do the same.
One feel more Mauritian when one is abroad.
armand quenette says
casse paquet piti
Don’t spam him :P Send your congrats cards. He rocks!
Shakti Daby says
Well said Mr Meetoo,may the force be with Bruno! Come on Mauritius!!! /m\
Bronze for Bruno Julie :( He was perceived as the “cinderella of beijing” *aww*
The judges suck! They should have deducted the points off the rival.
Bruno wins in our hearts. He’s a true hero.
Nevermind what happen… We are very proud of you and we are all sure that you did your best…
My wife, my two kids and myself will be at the SSR International Airport to welcome Bruno Julie. Who is coming?
Frak work on Monday! I’m off to greet Bruno! People, do show up to greet him on his mighty return.
Mauritours will be providing him a BMW car to take him back home from the airport. It’s so cool.
Bruno rocks! He’s an Icon, now!
This guy is hell good, but the referee was very bad. I shared this story to my blog. I am also frequently writting blogs about the Stock Exchange of Mauritius on the Defi Media Group. Do let me know what you think about it. See sample—>”
SEMDEX AND SEM -7 on a declining trend
(Wednesday 20 August 2008) The main indices of the international market fell further on Wednesday. This was the third day in a row that this week, investors have witnessed downfall.
The all share index SEMDEX tumbled to 1694.73 points, down 0.92% or 15.67 pts. The blue chip index, SEM-7 ended the day down at 414.10 pts and lost 1.23% or 5.15 pts. Return on market index, SEMTRI closed at Rs 4528.62, down 0.92% or Rs 41.87.
A total of 1, 566, 338 shares were interchanged for a traded value of Rs 28.4 million.
Evolution of Share price:
Gainers: Swan Insurance ( Rs 92, up 2.2% or Rs 2), Phoenix Beverages ( Rs 102, up 2% or Rs 2), Compagnie des Magasins Populaire ( Rs 21.20, up 0.5% or 10 cents).
Losers: Sun Resorts (Rs 85, down 3.4% or Rs 3), SBM (Rs 81.50, down 1.8 % or Rs 1.50), MCB ( Rs 158, down 1.3% or Rs 2), Rogers (Rs 380, down 1.3% or Rs 5), United Basalt (Rs 44, down 1.1% or 50 cents), MDIT (Rs 5.60, down 0.9% or 5 cents), Naiade Resorts (Rs 66.50, down 0.7% or 50 cents) and BAI (Rs 7.50, 0.7% or 5 cents).
Five biggest volumes traded in order:
BAI (1,012,900 shares or 64.67% of Market total), Caudan Dev (180, 700 shares or 11.54% of Market total), POLICY (118,500 shares or 7.57% of Market total), New Mauritius Hotel (58, 800 shares or 3.75% of Market total) and GDIC (46, 600 shares or 2.98% of Market total).
Five highest value traded in order:
New Mauritius Hotel ( Rs 8.6 million or 30.44% of Market Turnover ), BAI ( Rs 7.6 million or 26.75% of Market Turnover ), MCB ( Rs 2.3 million or 8.12% of Market Turnover ), SBM ( Rs 1.8 million or 6.25% of Market Turnover ) and IBL ( Rs 1.7 million or 5.98% of Market Turnover ).
Author: Rameshsing Jugurnauth
Data: Stock Exchange of Mauritius “
Hi Ramesh (or any other knowledgeable person),
I don’t know anything about boxing. Can you please explain why the referee was bad?
Even i don’t know much about boxing. The BBC sport commentary clearly revealled that at one time the match should be 5-5 and not 6-5. And then Bruno received another one point penalty which meant that the score were then moved to 7-5, BBC said that the penalty was not fair and the point should have been allocated to Bruno.
What nice? Mauritius got a medal, how does it matters if it’s bronze.
Now i only hope that keane and Torres will make Liverpool gets the Premier League.
Thk for teaching me software engineering in my yr 2 of BSC(hons) Statistics with CS. Now i am working as a research analyst. Java was really nice.
as far as i could understand, Bruno should have won the silver medal.
Zot in mardaille li, o debut match la, li suppose get 2 points but they did not give him…2ndly, at one point in time, he gained his rival’s two points and the rival should have won none, but the referee accorded the rival 1 more point. That’s really unfair!
Anyways, Bruno, We Mauritians Are Very Proud Of You.
take some pics Avinash
Beeraj LUCHOO says
Well done Julie!
He has done what I always believed in Mauritians to be able to do. However, their lack of self confidence, inferiority complex and partly lack of hard work became barrier.
Let us not be eternal followers of others but become professionals ourselves. It is possible!
Again what is required are:
In competitions, we must see only an adversaries that we have to defeat, we can do it!
Best of lucks to future Mauritian athletes!
Laval Veeramootoo says
Congratulation for winning the first ever Olympic medal for Mauritius.
Now that you have broken the ice Bruno, I am sure there will be more Olympic medal to come for Mauritius in the future. All the Mauritian people in Canada
are very proud of you. We thank you all from the bottom of our heart.
Vikram Jeetah says
As our guest speaker was giving a talk on the convergence of broadband and broadcasting in Ebene on friday 22 August afternoon I queried when all data, voice and video services will finally converge in an IP-based Next Generation Network so that we could watch Bruno Julie on our mobile. Well done Bruno. Though I am not a big boxing fan like our Prime Minister it was one of those great moments I did not want to miss.
We are all proud of you and have a safe trip back home tomorrow.
since dad will be on standby on that day…will probably be at the airport as well :)
Same as you,im not a boxing expert but i will assume the one covering the event is knowledgeable in the field …and he clearly said (many times in fact) that some of the judges decision was unfair…
Ajay R Ramjatan says
I’m happy and proud that Bruno Julie made a part of Mauritian sports history.
I’m sad to see that all attention is now focused on one person, the Olympic medalist and the efforts of the rest of the Mauritian athletes are being silently ignored. They are not insignificant athletes. They are people who managed to make it to the premier sporting event in the world: The Olympics. I with the media gave them the recognition they deserve too.
Thanks for reading.
I am somewhat sad at the political and commercial “rÃ©cupÃ©ration” being done at this moment.
This is why I’ve decided not to go to the airport today. I really wanted to but Christina managed to convince me that this would be close to useless as there was absolutely no guarantee that we would see Bruno Julie given the fact that he would be in the VIP lounge (which is not really accessible to the masses…) and that he would have a limousine to take him home afterwards…
Anyway, I am very proud of his achievements. And also of the achievements of the other athletes Ajay.
Let’s hope Bruno Julie manages to keep a cool head vis-Ã -vis all those “new” friends…
All the best to Bruno, you made our little nation very proud.
Its really an encouragement for other sportsman in Mauririus, as we can see it is posible to win no matter who you are or where you come from.
Just the right set of mind as Bruno anyone can achieve the same in future.
Well done Bruno
C surprenan 2 voir kelkun ki vien 2 remporter la toute 1ere medaille olympique pr son pays restÃ© oci modeste Il na pa pri la grosse tete Ã© c formidable 2 voir sa. Merci pr ladresse ke vous avÃ© lÃ©C sur le site. J v lui envoyÃ© 1e carte 2 la par 2 lil rodrig parskeu ici oci on a suivi son parcour Ã© on a aplodi a son success!!!!!!! merci bruno 2 ns avoir fÃ© paC d merVyeuz minute dvan notr tÃ©lÃ©. JoublirÃ© jamÃ©… MERCI BRUNO MERCI MERCI MERCI
I really hope that you wrote proper english or french or crÃ©ole on that postcard of yours :-)
talking about bruno julie, my lil brother who is working in primary schools told me something funny that’s going on..lol
just like in the days children would fight to “be” eric cantona, ryan giggs or pretty recently “be” john ceyna, a lot now are fighting each others and saying “moi ki bruno julie”, ena meme 1 piti kinn kass laguele 1 lot so camarad de class, parseki camarad de class la ti hold “the bruno julie title”! hahahaha
" class="comment-author-link" rel="external nofollow" itemprop="url">anais chelvan says
i’m one of your fans. I say you good luck in the cathegory of boxe. me too, i practise the box and i am a good girl boxing.i am very proud of you because
you have brought a medal of bronze for the mauritians and i’m very proud of your efforts. felicitations.
for your information, i have 11 years old
" class="comment-author-link" rel="external nofollow" itemprop="url">dghcghnfgjhuyh says
chalut brino zuli moi mo ene grand fane moi. qui b toi ta. moi mo mari content toi moi aller mo bizin alle cuit manjer pou mo femme li malade. ByE BYe