Tuesday, July 28, 2009


A typical circuit usually features a stretch of straight road on which the starting grid is situated. The pit lane, where the drivers stop for fuel and tyres during the race, and where the teams work on the cars before the race, is normally located next to the starting grid. The layout of the rest of the circuit varies widely, although in most cases the circuit runs in a clockwise direction. Those few circuits that run anticlockwise (and therefore have predominantly left-handed corners) can cause drivers neck problems due to the enormous lateral forces generated by F1 cars pulling their heads in the opposite direction to normal.

Most of the circuits currently in use are specially constructed for competition. The current street circuits are Monaco, Melbourne, Valencia, and Singapore, although races in other urban locations come and go (Las Vegas and Detroit, for example) and proposals for such races are often discussed–most recently London and Paris. Several other circuits are also completely or partially laid out on public roads, such as Spa-Francorchamps. The glamour and history of the Monaco race are the primary reasons why the circuit is still in use, since it is thought not to meet the strict safety requirements imposed on other tracks. Three-time World champion Nelson Piquet famously described racing in Monaco as "like riding a bicycle around your living room"[citation needed].

Circuit design to protect the safety of drivers is becoming increasingly sophisticated, as exemplified by the new Bahrain International Circuit, added in 2004 and designed – like most of F1's new circuits – by Hermann Tilke. Several of the new circuits in F1, especially those designed by Tilke, have been criticised as lacking the "flow" of such classics as Spa-Francorchamps and Imola. His redesign of the Hockenheim circuit in Germany for example, while providing more capacity for grandstands and eliminating extremely long and dangerous straights, has been frowned upon by many who argue that part of the character of the Hockenheim circuits was the long and blinding straights into dark forest sections. These newer circuits, however, are generally agreed to meet the safety standards of modern Formula One better than the older ones.

The most recent additions to the F1 calendar are Valencia and Singapore.Also Abu Dhabi will host the last race of the 2009 season and a Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held in India for the first time in 2011.

A single race requires hotel rooms to accommodate at least 5000 visitors.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (called a libretto) and musical score. Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and sometimes includes dance. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble. Opera started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost Dafne, produced in Florence around 1597) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Schütz in Germany, Lully in France, and Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. However, in the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe, except France, attracting foreign composers such as Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. Today the most renowned figure of late 18th century opera is Mozart, who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas, especially The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, as well as The Magic Flute, a landmark in the German tradition.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


In the event of a major incident or unsafe weather conditions, the race may be red flagged. Depending on the race distance covered at the time of the red flag, this can have several meanings:
If under 3 laps have been completed, the race is restarted from original grid positions. All drivers may take the restart, provided their car is in a fit state to do so.
If between 3 laps and 75% of the race distance have been completed, the race may be restarted once it is safe to do so using the race order at the time of the red flag. The two hour time limit still applies and the clock does not stop.
If more than 75% of the race distance has been completed then the race is finished and the race result counted back to the second last completed lap before the red flag.

The format of the Race has changed little through Formula One's history. The main changes have revolved around what changes are allowed at Pit Stops. In the early days of Grand Prix racing, a driver would be allowed to continue a race in his teammates car should his develop a problem. In recent years however, the focus has been on refuelling and tyre-changes. From the 2010 season, refuelling will be banned to encourage less tactical racing, having only been re-introduced in 1994 following safety fears. The rule requiring both compounds of tyre to be used during the race was only introduced in 2008, again to encourage racing on the track. The Safety Car is another relatively recent innovation that meant fewer red flags were required, allowing races to be completed on time for a growing international live television audience.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Blackjack, also known as 21 is the most widely played casino banking game in the world wide web. The basic rules of the game involve adding the value of an initial two card hand in hopes of being dealt a value of twenty-one. If a value of less than twenty-one is dealt, the player may choose to be dealt single cards until they either reach a value of twenty one, reach a value they feel comfortable to play, or reach a value that exceeds twenty-one. Depending on the particular blackjack rules in a given casino, basic strategy reduces the house advantage to less than 1%. Card-counting, if done correctly, can give the player an advantage, typically ranging from 0 to 2% over the house.In addition, in a multi-hand single deck game, it is possible for insurance to be a good bet simply by observing the other cards on the table - if the dealer has an Ace, then there are 51 cards left in the deck, of which 16 are tens. However, if there are as few as 2 players playing, and none of their two initial cards are tens, then that means that 16 out of 47 remaining cards, are ten - better than 1 in 3, and so the insurance bet is a good one

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Formula One is prominently known as F1, and is currently officially referred to as the FIA. Formula One 
World Championship is the highest class of auto racing sanctioned by the Federation International of the Automobile (FIA). The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and cars must follow. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grand Prix, held on purpose - built circuits, and to a lesser extent, former public roads and with closed city streets. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors, with racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organizers and circuits required to be holders of valid Super License, the highest class racing license issued by FIA. The cars are capable of pulling in excess of 5 g forces in some typical curves. The performance of the cars is highly dependent on electronics but traction control and driving aids have been banned since 2007, aerodynamics with suspension and on tires. The formula has seen many evolutions and changes through the history of the world sport. Events in Europe and the Americas have dropped in favor of races in Asia and the Middle East part of the eighteen races in 2008, nine were held outer Europe


For much of the history, qualifying sessions differed little from that of practice sessions. Drivers would have the entire session in which to attempt to set their best time, sometimes within a very limited number of attempts, grid order determined by each driver's the best single lap timing, fastest  as on pole position to slowest in last pole position. Grids were limited to the fastest 26 cars and drivers had to lap within 107% of the pole sitter's time to qualify for the every single race. Other formats have included Friday pre - qualifying, and sessions in which each driver was allowed one qualifying lap, run separately in a order prescribed. The current qualifying system, known as "knock-out" qualifying and adopted starting with the 2003 season which is split into 3 periods. In each period, drivers run qualifying laps to attempt to advance to their next period, running as many laps as their wish, with the slowest drivers being "knocked out" at the end of the period and their grid positions is thus set. Cars are eliminated in this manner until 10 cars remain eligible to attempt to qualify for pole position in final period. Very thrilling game! U may love it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Baseball is a bat with ball sport played between two teams of each nine players. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a base bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety - foot square, or diamond. Players on one team, the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to stop them from scoring pts by getting hitters out in any of many several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases which they then later advance through a team mate's hit. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three wickets or outs. By the late 19th century, baseball was recognized as the national sport of the US. Baseball on the professional, amateur, and also various youth levels is popular in North America, parts of South America and the Caribbean, and parts of East Asia even now. The game is referred to as hardball, in contrast to the game of softball. The teams allow younger players to develop as they gain on-field experience against opponents with similar levels of skill. Nice game! U may try itJ

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rules and gameplay of baseball

A game is played between two teams with each composed of nine players who then take turns playing offense, batting or hitting and defense, fielding or pitching. A pair of turns in which one at bat and other in the field. There are nine innings in a single game. One team customarily visiting team bats in the first half, of every inning, the other team customarily the home team bats in the second half, of every inning. The goal of a game is to score more runs than the other team. The players on the team at bat attempt to score runs by completing a tour of the four bases set at the corners of the square - shaped baseball diamond. A player bats at home plate and must proceed anticlockwise to first base, second base, third base, and then back home in order to score a run. The team in the field attempts both to prevent scoring runs from scoring and to record outs, which remove opposing players from action until their turn in their batting order comes up again. The dimensions given are for professional - style games, the children often play on smaller fields. U may try and have fun:)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Rafael Nadal

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel naˈðal]) (born 3 June 1986) is a former World No. 1 Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked #2. Nadal has won six Grand Slam singles titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Nadal was ranked World Number #1 from 18 August 2008 to 5 July 2009. In 2009, he became the first player to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass and hardcourt. His success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay". Nadal was ranked World No. 2, behind Roger Federer for a record 160 weeks before earning the top spot. He has subsequently lost this position again to Federer following the Swiss player's triumph at the 2009 Madrid Masters (where Federer beat him in the final), French Open and Wimbledon, as well as his own withdrawal from Wimbledon due to injury. In 2008, he was given the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, in recognition of his achievements in tennis The decision to stay home meant that Nadal received less financial support from the federation; instead Nadal's father covered the costs. In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match.[6] By the age of 16, Nadal was ranked in the world's top 50 players.

Online poker

Online poker is the game of poker played in the Internet. It has been responsible partly for a vast increase in the number of poker games and players worldwide over the recent years. Christiansen who is the Capital Advisors said that on-line poker incomes grew from $81.7 million in 2001 to $3.6 billion in 2004, in which a survey carried out by  Gaming Consultants asserted online poker revenues in 2006 were at $1.4 billion. On-line venues may be more vulnerable to certain types of fraud, especially collusion between players. However, they have collusion detection abilities that do not exist in brick and mortar casinos. For example, on-line poker room security employees can look at the hand history of the cards previously played by any player on the site, making patterns of behavior easier to detect than in a casino where colluding players can simply fold their hands without anyone ever knowing the strength of their holding. Online poker rooms also check players' IP addresses in order to prevent players at the same household or at known open proxy servers from playing on the same tables.From a legal perspective, online poker may differ in some ways from online casino gambling. However, many of the same issues do apply. For a discussion of the legality of online gambling in general, see online gambling.