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What you think of unshaven women?

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

Unshaven women have a lot of courage to walk around in public with hairy legs and underarms for whatever reasons they may have for not using a razor. I’m not talking about a couple days worth of growth like stubble that isn’t seen from far away, but referring to a hair length that would rival a man’s body hair. It’s her personal choice not to shave, but she’s bound to get looks.
What Do You Think?

Catwalk for Venus, cakewalk for Federer in Paris

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2010 at 4:18 am

Catwalk for Venus, cakewalk for Federer in Paris
Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2010-05/27/content_9899827_2.htm
Venus Williams and her dress were centre of attention at Roland Garros on Wednesday but Roger Federer once again proved his tennis needs no added frills as both players moved smoothly into the French Open third round.

Sartorial elegance

Asked to explain the outfit that she designed especially for Roland Garros and which also requires her to wear flesh-coloured underwear, Venus was happy to oblige.

“It’s really about the illusion,” she said. “The illusion of just having bare skin is definitely a lot more beautiful.”

Federer’s sartorial elegance at Wimbledon is well-known but really nothing can top the grace and elegance of his tennis.

That was the case again on Wednesday against Falla although initially he did struggle with his timing — shanking several unforced errors off his frame as his south American opponent made all the early running.

Federer, without a title since the Australian Open, had managed just three points on Falla’s serve in the first 11 games but when he needed to find another gear he did, breaking his opponent when in trouble at 6-5 down before winning a tiebreak.

Twice the players were forced off by rain that interrupted the schedule all day but Federer kept his game together and suffered no further alarms.

“I think he really pushed me to come up with something special, which I couldn’t do in the first set,” Federer told reporters. “I definitely got a little bit lucky to get out of that one.

Robin Soderling, Federer’s victim in last year’s final, is looming as a quarter-final opponent this year and the Swede was the most impressive player in second-round action on Wednesday, demolishing American Taylor Dent 6-0 6-1 6-1 in 71 minutes.

Eigth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also reached the third round with a straight-sets win over fellow Frenchman Josselin Ouanna while Marin Cilic of Croatia continued to impress, beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-3 7-6 6-2.

Kuznetsova looked to be joining Dinara Safina, the fellow Russian she beat in last year’s final, out of the tournament when Petkovic served as 5-4, 40-0 in the second set.

However, the 22-year-old German tightened up badly to let Kuznetsova off the hook and the paid the price as the sixth seed finally found some form to win 4-6 7-5 6-4.

low carbon economy

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2010 at 4:12 am

A low-carbon economy (LCE) is a concept which was first proposed in the UK Energy White Paper 2003, entitled Our energy future: creating a low-carbon economy. Thereafter, LCE became a buzzword arousing increasingly worldwide concern. The Energy White Paper, however, presents no precise definition of LCE, nor the relevant methods or standards for delimitating LCE.

The LCE, thought as a worldwide hot topic, is still a vague concept updating over time. In the mainstream view it refers to an economy having a minimal output of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the biosphere.

When the concept was first put forward, most scientific and public opinion had come to the conclusion that the over-concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere due to anthropogenic causes is the direct cause of the ongoing global warming. Therefore, a campaign to implement LCE globally is believed to be imperative for averting catastrophic climate change.

Nearly all countries have realized the necessity of transition toward LCE and have acted accordingly, which has become an important component of the long-term global warming mitigation strategy. In the meantime, the draining of non-renewable energy resources, increasing energy demand and soaring energy prices are other factors that promote the global low-carbon transition.

The LCE aims at minimizing GHG emissions from all anthropogenic activities, featuring higher efficiency in every process of energy production and consumption. Specifically, as a new economic pattern, LCE has several substantial differences with the traditional economic modes characterized by high energy consumption, poor efficiency and high emission. For example, LCE requires high efficiency in manufacturing energy utilization and a pretty high proportion of renewable energy in energy structure; it encourages more bicycling, walking and use of low carbon-emission and public vehicles instead of private cars in transportation; office buildings and houses should be built with high efficiency and energy-saving material and in an energy conserving manner. In the final analysis, through energy-saving technology innovation, application of low carbon dioxide emission technology and improving energy utilization efficiency, LCE can gradually reduce per capita carbon emissions and establish low carbon living environment and lifestyle.

Though various governments appreciate a low-carbon economy, the focus and concern are different when it comes to the huge gap between developed countries and the developing world. Governments in developed countries could win votes as long as local people’s present lifestyle and living conditions can be maintained. However, developing countries face much tougher challenges in improving their overall living standard toward middle-income level. So imposing limitation on GHGs of developing countries is not only unfair to them, but also somewhat wrong morally.
As a revolution in global economic development and human living pattern, LCE deserves corresponding actions from each country and individual. The requirement for developed and developing countries, however, should not be the same, which is also the basis of the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities”.

Theory and practice already confirm that public opinion on the quality and value of the environment is highly related with their income and the payment capacity for emission mitigation heavily depends on income level. Compared with China’s per capita income of $2000 in 2007, the US averaged at $46,000, which is 23 times that of China’s. In China, the average electricity cost per kilowatt-hour is 6.7 cents while it is 9.1 cents in the US, only 1.4 times that of China’s. So in the US it would be easier to mobilize the public to support relief from GHG emissions as well as raise money as funds for implementing LCE. So the huge personal income gap also objectively contributes to the common but differentiated responsibilities between developed and developing countries.

Developed countries are more to blame for global warming rather than developing countries. The current per capita emission of developing countries is significantly lower than that of developed countries, irrespective of the latter’s mass emissions in history. Besides, in developing countries many emissions are transferred from developed countries. Ranking at the top of the industry chain, developed countries prefer to move the manufacturing with heavy energy consumption, high pollution and emission to developing countries. Therefore, developed countries should take their due responsibilities in GHG mitigation and address the problems they have caused.

Besides reducing their own emissions, a promising LCE of developed countries means they should shoulder more responsibility in helping developing countries in this regard. Without caring about low-carbon economy in developing countries, LCE of developed countries will lead to more GHG emissions.

The author is a professor with Center of China Energy Economics Research, Xiamen University.
By Lin Boqiang (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-09-30 08:49

Why aren’t there any decent football films?

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2010 at 4:05 am

Why aren’t there any decent football films?

The mystery of mathematics…

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

The mystery of mathematics…

1. Simetri :

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

2. Simetri :

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

3. Simetri:

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

4. simetri:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Do you like NATURAL BEAUTY of Africa?

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 5:02 am

Do you like NATURAL BEAUTY of Africa?

M – O – T – H – E – R

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 4:54 am

M – O – T – H – E – R

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
“MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

I WANT U to want Me!!

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 4:49 am

I WANT U to WANT Me!!
What is in women’s mind – when shopping for clothes? getting a haircut or applying make up?!!

A Dead Duck & a Fat Bill

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

A Dead Duck & a Fat Bill

A woman brought a very limp duck to a veterinary surgeon.

As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the
bird’s chest.

After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, “I’m sorry, your
duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”

The distressed woman wailed, “Are you sure?”

“Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead,” replied the vet..

“How can you be so sure?” she protested. “I mean you haven’t done
any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something.

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later
with a black Labrador Retriever.

As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put
his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom.

He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room..

A few minutes later he returned with a cat.

The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot.
The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, “I’m sorry, but as I said, this is
most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck.”

The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed
to the woman.

The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill. “$150!” she cried.
“$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!”

The vet shrugged, “I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill
would have been $20, but with the Lab-Report and the Cat-Scan, it’s now $150.

Immigration Law and the World Cup Bid

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

May 3, 2010, 11:40 pm
Immigration Law and the World Cup Bid
By ANDREW DAS

Complaints about Arizona’s controversial new immigration law and its effect on professional sports have until now focused mostly on Major League Baseball, since Phoenix is scheduled to host the 2011 All-Star Game. But the legislation, and a brewing fight in Congress over immigration policy, could also have implications for the United States’ bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

Glendale, Ariz., is one of the 18 cites included in the United States bid, which faces competition from eight other suitors for the 2018 and 2022 events: Australia, England, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Qatar and two joint bids: from Belgium and the Netherlands, and Spain and Portugal. (FIFA will for the first time announce two hosts on the same day, on Dec. 2.)

The United States, based on its existing inventory of massive, modern stadiums and its successful turn as the host in 1994, is considered a leading candidate in the new round of bidding, especially since its top rival in the region, Mexico, withdrew last year.

But the controversy and protests sparked by Arizona’s new law are worrying some sports officials. Given how reluctant many of them seem to be to comment on the controversy, maybe fans hoping to see another World Cup here should be worrying, too.

The Times’s Jack Bell, writing in his weekly notebook, tried to get reaction from some of the key players involved in the World Cup bidding. He was generally greeted with the same refrain: no comment.

The spokesman for the committee running the United States bid, Jurgen Mainka, said the group would not comment on the new law.

The United States Soccer Federation, through a spokesman, Neil Buethe, also declined to comment when asked about the potential ramifications of the new law.

The union that represents M.L.S. players has not taken a position, either.

“I certainly have a strong personal opinion on the law, but as an organization we have not taken a position or made any statement,” the union’s executive director, Bob Foose, said in an e-mail message.

Officials could try to nip the crisis in the bud by dropping University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale from the bid committee’s list of possible venues; as Jack notes, the tournament will use only 12 of the 18 proposed cities anyway. But the issue of illegal immigration remains incredibly divisive, and the fight over it shows no signs of abating.

A New York Times poll released Monday showed that a majority of Americans support the Arizona law, even though they think it could lead to racial profiling. And at least 10 states are considering similar laws. Five of those states — Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri and Texas — are home to cities that are among the 18 included in the World Cup bid.

FIFA will make it final visits to assess the merits of the United States bid later this year. A venomous fight about suspicious-looking foreigners, identity cards and police powers is certainly not the welcome U.S. Soccer officials had in mind.