Monday, April 4, 2011

Jorge Lorenzo beats Pedrosa to take victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish racer, Jorge Lorenzo wins at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday after Casey Stoner and meanwhile, Italian racer, Marco Simoncelli crashed on the wet track.
Yamaha racer Lorenzo, the defending MotoGP champion, was 19.339 seconds faster than fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, who recovered his starting second place after falling to ninth early on. Pedrosa will undergo surgery on his collarbone on Monday.
American Nicky Hayden finished third, 29.085 seconds off the pace, at the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Jerez Circuit.
Pole-sitter Casey Stoner, who won the season-opening Qatar GP last month, led with 20 laps to go but could not continue after Valentino Rossi attempted to pass, leaving both out of the race.
Seven-time world champion Rossi finished over a minute behind in fifth.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Netherlands, Spain win again in Euro qualifying

The Netherlands survived a scare Tuesday to beat Hungary 5-3 and maintain its 100 percent record in European Championship qualifying, while Spain stretched its perfect start to Group I with a 3-1 win at Lithuania.
Hungary scored twice in five minutes at the start of the second half to lead 2-1. Wesley Sniejde equalized and veteran striker Ruud van Nistelrooy put the Dutch ahead, but Hungary playmaker Zoltan Gera made it 3-3 with 15 minutes left to again threaten the Group E leader.
Dirk Kuyt secured victory with two goals in the last 12 minutes to take the Netherlands to 18 points from six matches, nine clear f Hungary and on the verge of a place in next year's tournament. Sweden shares second place with Hungary after beating Moldova 2-1.
World Cup holder and defending European champion Spain won its fifth straight qualifier with another dominant midfield performance by midfielder Xavi Hernandez, who scored theopening goal.
Lithuania surprisingly equalized in the 57th but Spain triumphed with an own goal and an effort by Juanma Mata.
But with only 10 Euro 2012 qualifying matches, several other teams were in friendly action.
Australia scored two goals in four second-half minutes to rally and beat a much-hanged Germany side 2-1, while a second-string England side conceded an injury-time equalizer to draw 1-1 with Ghana at Wembley in the teams' first ever meeting.
World Cup semifinalist Uruguay scored three times in the first half to win 3-1 at Ireland, Italy won 2-0 at European Championship co-host Ukraine and France drew 0-0 with Croatia.
The Netherlands, which opened the scoring in the 13th through Robin van Persie, is still on course to qualify but coach Bert van Marwijk lamented the defensive frailties of a side that reached last year's World Cup final.
"You need to have discipline," Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said. "We started well, scored a quick goal but then things changed. We kept losing the ball unnecessarily."
The Netherlands, which last week beat Hungary 4-0 with its crisp passing game, produced a disjointed performance and struggled to counter the a well-organized Hungarian attack.
Spain's quick-passing game was slowed by a poor pitch in Kaunas, but the favorite was always in control.
"It was an important result today, especially with the state of the field, which was woeful," Xavi said after helping Spain to its 11th straight competitive win. "We reached our objective, so we can go forward happy ... the team played a complete game."
Xavi's shot hit Andrius Skerla and deflected into the net to put Spain ahead in the 19th minute, and the World Cup holder created several more chances through Fernando Llorente's ability to hold up the ball.
Goalkeeper Zydrunas Karcemarskas again saved from Llorente at the start of the second half before Marius Stankevicius fired through a crowd of players from outside the area for a 57th-minute equalizer.
But Spain quickly responded and Xavi set Mata free down the wing before Lithuania defender Tomas Razanauskas guided the substitute's pass into his own goal in the 70th. Mata, who had replaced Cazorla, then slipped a low shot from the left past Karcemarskas.
Defender Sergio Ramos came on in the 90th, the 24-year-old Real Madrid fullback becoming the youngest Spain player to reach 75 caps.
Spain's 15 points puts it six ahead of the Czech Republic, which beat Liechtenstein 2-0.
Belgium beat Azerbaijan 4-1 to keep second place in Group A by a point from Turkey, which beat Austria 2-0. In Group C, Serbia drew 1-1 at Estonia and shares second place with a Slovenia side that drew 0-0 at Northern Ireland.
Adrian Mutu scored twice as Romania beat Luxembourg 3-1 for its first Group D win, while Israel won 1-0 at Georgia in Group F.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez had given a reshuffled Germany the lead in Moenchengladbach but David Carney leveled in the 61st and David Wilkshire converted a penalty as the Socceroos beat Germany for the first time in four matches.
Australia had lost the previous three, conceding at least three goals in each match.
"We never expected such a result," said Holger Osieck, Australia's German coach. "I have great respect for Germany, regardless who is on field, they are all excellent players. We wanted to play well but we never though about such a result."
France's six-match winning streak came to an end as Karim Benzema missed an easy chance and Adil Rami hit the post in against Croatia at Stade de France, while Giuseppe Rossi and Alessandro Matri scored in a 2-0 win for Italy - which played 16 minutes with 10 men after substitute Davide Astori was sent off.
FC Porto midfielder Ruben Micael scored twice on his first international start to give Portugal a 2-0 victory over Finland in Aveiro, but Russia's dismal form continued with a 1-1 draw against lowly Qatar.
Denmark won 2-1 at Slovakia, Greece drew 0-0 at Poland
Matias Fernandez controlled midfield and scored a free kick to help Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in a friendly held in The Hague, which also hosted Peru-Ecuador.
Peru goalkeeper Salomon Libman saved a penalty as his 10-man team easily held Ecuador to a 0-0 draw.
The South American sides' matches were part of their preparations for the Copa America, which starts July 1 in Argentina.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some tips for using Google for travel information

The Internet offers vast resources for travelers, but don't overlook one of the most basic sources of information: Google.
The search box on the Google home page puts all sorts of information at your fingertips without requiring you to go to separate websites.
Wondering about the weather where you're going? Type the name of any city or zip code in the search box with the word "weather." You'll get the current temperature and conditions, plus a four-day forecast.
If you simply type "weather" with no city, you'll get the weather for wherever you are - for example, outside your hotel room if you're already in your destination.
Google also offers instant currency conversions. In the main Google search box, simply type the amount and type of currency and you'll get an instant conversion to dollars, unless you specify some other currency. So, type in "200 euros," and you'll get a conversion to $280.16 (depending on the day's rates), without having to go to a currency conversion website.
You can track flights through Google searches too, again without going to another website. Type "AF 22" in the search box and the following result pops up: "Track status of AF 22 from Paris (CDG) to New York (JFK)," with information about Air France flight number 22's departure and arrival time.
World time can be instantly accessed as well. Type "time Athens" or "Athens time" into the search box and the current time for Athens, Greece, appears.
Google Maps offers a wealth of information. Type a place name into the Google Maps search box, click on the result that matches your destination, and you'll get a map on the right hand side of the page and photos on the left. You can click for directions or, under "More," get the mesmerizing "Street View." Street View is available in 25 countries, but there are still some places where you'll have to stick with still photos, like Darwin, Australia.
Using My Maps, you can also map out your walking tour and see how long it is in miles; add your favorite hotels and eateries as a guide for someone else; and after the trip, turn that map into a scrapbook with text, photos and videos you collected along the way. There's a tutorial to get you started.
Google Translate is a good resource for help with foreign languages. You can find a word, a phrase or have an entire document, Web page or message translated. It's instantaneous and includes some lesser-known languages such as Maltese and Galician.
So bring your web-ready device on your next trip, try some of these basic Google searches, and you'll be well-prepared for last-minute changes of plans, surprise thunderstorms - and even conversations with the locals.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

South korea win againts Honduras meanwhile, China only draw against New zealand

Two different match results were got by two teams from AFC( Asian Football Confederation) in a friendly match this midweek. South Korea was successful beat Honduras  by 4-0, Meanwhile China played in Wuhan Sport Center Stadium only draw with New Zealand by 1-1.
Lee Jung Soo took score to the first goal for South Korea on the 28 minutes, and Kim Jung Woo was successful double scores on the 43 minutes on first half.. Meanwhile, on second half Park Chu Young (82) and Lee Keun Ho(90)  added scores for South Korea.  
Meanwhile in other match between China versus New Zealand until stoppage time only draw 1-1. in that match, China took lead score by own goal by Andrew Biyen.and New Zealand was successful got score by Michael Mc Glinchey on the 53 minutes.

How can pizza cause diseases for you?

If you eat pizza all the time, chances are you're not overly concerned with your health. And if you are a healthy eater who turns to pizza as an occasional junk-food splurge, you may experience some guilt after you've downed a few (or five or six) slices of cheesy, empty-carb heaven. But soon, that could all change
So how can pizza cause diseases? the researchers take various types of whole-grain wheat dough and mess around with three factors: namely: fermenting time,baking temperature and baking time. They found that increasing each factor increased the levels of antioxidants in the dough. Baking the dough for 14 minutes instead of seven minutes increased antioxidants up to 80 percent. Higher baking temperatures, going from 400 F (204 C) to 550 F (285 C), raised antioxidant levels up to 60 percent. And extending the fermenting time from the usual 18 hours to 48 hours. No one is sure exactly why the higher temperatures and longer bake times increase antioxidant levels in the dough. But they believe the longer fermenting time boosts antioxidants because the yeast has more time to carry out chemical reactions that cause changes in the dough, which leads to the release of more latent antioxidants as molecular bonds are reorganized in the fermenting process.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Roma draws 2-2 as Totti breaks 200-goal barrier

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Roma captain Francesco Totti scored twice in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina on Sunday, breaking the 200-goal barrier for his Serie A career.
Adrian Mutu dribbled by Roma defender Juan to put Fiorentina ahead in the 22nd minute but Roma's John Arne Riise was taken down inside the area four minutes later to set up Totti's 200th with a penalty kick.
Defender Alessandro Gamberini then restored Firentina's lead in the 34th with a close-range volley but Totti equalized again in the 52nd with an angled shot from within the area for his 201st goal.
Totti becomes only the sixth player in Serie A history with 200 goals.
Silvio Piola, who won the World Cup with Italy in 1938, tops the list with 274 oals, followed by Gunnar Nordahl (225), Giuseppe Meazza (216), Jose Altafini (216) and Roberto Baggio (205).
Roma remained sixth, 12 points behind Serie A leader AC Milan, while Fiorentina is ninth, 21 points back.