2009 Snow on Christmas Day Odds and Betting Forecasts

m88cvf — http://m88cvfvn.com/dang-ky-m88/. With snow pounding most portions of the UK over the past few days we've seen a significant amount of movement in the odds for snow on Christmas Day 2009. Over at Ladbrokes, they've got a full selection of odds and you can wager by major world city or UK Postal Code.


As it currently stands, there are several odds-on selections to record snow on Christmas Day. The site defines snow on Christmas Day to a snowflake, sleet or a snow grain to have officially been recorded to fall at the main international airport for the city (or nearest applicable reserve station). This is good for the entire 24 hour period of Christmas Day in that area. Snow that is already on the ground does not count. Also, the British Weather Services will verify all these bets so you don't have to worry about a decision wrongly going against you.

You can bet for or against snow in all of the listed cities.

The strong bets for snow look to be Beijing at 1.53, Aberdeen at 1.83, Ottawa also at 1.83 and the slimmest odds are on St Petersburg (Russia, not Florida) which carries a slim 1.36.

One interesting thing to note is the massive weather system that has just moved into the American north-east. Generally, if there's a large pile of snow on the ground in cities like these you can count on at least a sprinkling on Christmas Day. You'll find New York City's Central Park listed at 4.5 to record snowfall. You can see that Ottawa, Ontario is one of the favourites for snow and I can assure you that if it's snowing in Ottawa, there's a solid chance it's going to at least be dusting in New York City.

London — Heathrow is trading at 3.25 while Manchester can be backed at 2.62. Glasgow snow on Christmas Day pays out at 2.37 while Birmingham is listed at 2.62. Dublin sits at a lengthy 5.0.

If you enjoy living life on the edge, you can have a bash on Sydney, Australia at 101.0 or Miami, Florida at the same price. Naples, Italy can be had at a 41.0 price. Malaga, Spain sits at 51.0. Rome is well-priced at 34.0.

My solid selections are every city listed at odds-on and I also like Moscow at 2.1, I'd go and say have a punt on New York City- that looks a solid bet to me. Glasgow looks a solid selection as does Innsbruck at 3.75.

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Interesting Facts About Olympic Countries - Australia

m88 — http://m88cvfvn.com/dang-ky-m88/. Did you know…

m88Australia has attended all Summer Olympic Games (1896-2004). Unlike Japan, Germany, Norway and the United States, it participated in the Olympic Games in 1980.

Teddy Flack won two gold medals ( 800m and 1500m ) at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, the capital city of Grece. Edwin Harold «Teddy» Flack was the first Australian sportspeople to win an Olympic medal.

Dawn Fraser was a great Australian swimmer. She was born on September 4, 1937 in Adelaide, Australia. This sportswoman won four Olympic titles (1956, 1960, 1964). She also won 23 National Championships: 100m (7), 200m (8), 400m (5), 100 m butterfly (2), 200m medley (1). Dawn, the swimming star and idol national, won 8 medals at the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth Games. During her sports career, Dawn set 27 world records. She was called «The Queen of Swimming» by Pat Besford, one of the best sportswriters of the world.

From 1938 to 2007, Australia has hosted several international competitions:

The British Empire Games (1938)

The Summer Olympic Games (1956)

The Commonwealth Games (1962)

The FIFA World Youth Championship (1981)

The Commonwealth Games (1982)

The World Athletics Cup (1985)

The Pan Pacific Swimming Championship (1987)

The FINA World Championship (1994)

The IAAF World Junior Championship (1996)

The FINA World Championship (1998)

The Pan Pacific Swimming Championship (1999)

The Summer Olympic Games (2000)

The Paralympic Games (2000)

The Commonwealth Games (2006)

The FINA World Championship (2007)

Melissa Wu has Chinese ancestry. Who is Melissa?.. She is one of the best youngest divers of the world. She was born on May 3, 1992 in Sydney. Under the leadership of Xiangning Chen (her coach), she won a gold medal in the 10m platform event at the FINA World Junior Championships in Kula Lumpur (Malaysia). Melissa also won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (Australia). Before the Commonwealth Games, Melissa won three gold medals at the 1995 Australian Championship. This athlete resides in Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she is training very hard. «I get let out of school about an hour early each day to come to trining. I do one less subject that the others so I can catch up on homework and assignments.But teachers and school friends understand this demanding daily routine.They are really happye for me!»,she says.

This country has participated in the Commonwealth Games 18 times: Hamilton'1930, London '1934, Sydney '1938, Auckland '1950, Vancouver '1954,Cardiff '1958, Perth'1962, Kingston'1966, Edinburgh'1970, Christchurch'1974, Edmonton'1978, Brisbane'1982, Edinburgh'1986, Auckland '1990, Victoria '1994, Kuala Lumpur '1998, Manchester '2002 and Melbourne'2006.

The Australian men's volleyball team qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. At the Olympic Qualification Tournamente in Tokyo, Australia defeated many teams such as Japan (host country), South Korea and the People's Republic of China. For the first time, Australia beating Japan, who won three medals at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. The Australian team was trained by Jon Uriarte (Argentina), who was one of the best volleyball players in the 1980s. The Olympic players were: Brett alderman, David Beard, Matthew Young, Luke Campbell, Zane Christensen, Hidde van Beest, Grant Sorensen, Travis Moran, Dan Howard, Andrew Earl, David Ferguson and Benjamin Hardy.

From 1896 to 1972, Australia won 63 Olympic gold medals.

Catherine «Cathy» Salome Freeman is an iconic figure in Australia's sports. She become the first Aborigine to win an Olympic gold medal since James Franciscus «Jim» Thorpe (United States) at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games. Like Dawn Frasser (Olympic champion), Sir Frank (Nobel Prize in Medicine), Shane Gould (Olympic champion) and Patrick White (Nobel Prize for Literature), she was elected Australian of the Year (1998).

Date birth:16/2/1973

Place of birth: Slade Point,Mckay,Queensland

Event (track & field): 400m

Distinctions:1st at the 2003 Australian Championship; 1st at the 2000 Grand Prix; 1st at the 2000 Golden League; 1st at the 2000 Olympic Games; 1st at the 2000 Australian Championship; 2nd at the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championship; 1st at the 1999 Australian Championship; 1st at the 1999 World Athletics Championship; 1st at the 1998 Australian Championship;1st at the 1997 World Athletics Championship;1st at the 1997 Australian Championship; 1st at the 1996 IAAF Grand Prix; 2nd at the 1996 Olympic Games; 4th at the 1995 World Athletics Championship; 1st at the 1995 Australian Championship; 2nd at the 1994 IAAF Grand Prix; 1st at the Commonwealth Games; 3rd at the 1992 Australian Championship.

This country has great athletes in this century: Libby Lenton (swimming/ world champion, 2007), Nathan Deakes (athletics/world champion, 2007), Chantelle Newbery (diving/ Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Anna Meares (cycling/ Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Simon Fairweather (archery/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Ryan Bayley (cycling/ Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Sara Carrigan (cycling/ Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Gail Miller (water polo/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Leisel Jones (swimming/ world champion, 2007), Scott McGlory (Olympic gold medalist, 2000). Michael Diamond (shooting/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Jana Rawlinson (track & field/ world champion,2007), Matt Welsh (swimming/ world champion, 2007), Philip Dutton (equestrian/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Stuart Tinney (equestrian/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Ian Thorpe (swimming/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000 and 2004), Kerry Pottharst (beach volleyball/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000),Grant Hacker (swimming/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000 and 2004), Susie O'Neill (swimming/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Mark Turboll (sailing/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Lauren Burns (taekwondo/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000), Natalie Cook (beach volleyball/ Olympic gold medalist, 2000) and Jessicah Schipper (swimming/ world champion, 2007).

The Australian men's basketball team is one of the best of the world.

Top performances:

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games-12th place (host country)

1964 Tokyo Olympic Games-9th place

1970 FIBA World Championship-12th place

1972 Munich Olympic Games-9th place

1974 FIBA World Championship-12th place

1976 Montreal Olympic Games-8th place

1978 FIBA World Championship-7th place

1980 Moscow Olympic Games-8th place

1982 FIBA World Championship-5th place

1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games-7th place

1986 FIBA World Championship-17th place

1988 Seoul Olympic Games-4th place

1990 FIBA World Championship-7th place

1992 Barcelona Olympic Games-6th place

1994 FIBA World Championship-5th place

1996 Atlanta Olympic Games-4th place

1998 FIBA World Championship-9th place

2000 Sydney Olympic Games-4th place

2004 Athens Olympic Games-9th place

2006 FIBA World Championship-13rd place

Search for yield drives stocks higher, pound falls vs dollar

Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Tuesday while sterling fell to its weakest in a month against the dollar on the prospect of easier monetary policy in Britain following its June vote to leave the European Union.

The Bank of England's sole policy hawk, Ian McCafferty, told The Times newspaper that, if the UK economy slowed as much as sentiment surveys have suggested, more easing would be required on top of the measures unveiled by the Bank last week.

That was enough to push sterling as low as $1.2968 GBP=, its weakest since July 11.

But the picture was complicated by data showing the biggest rise in retail spending in Britain in six months in July.

«McCafferty really underlined the dovishness of the MPC last week,» said Jane Foley, a strategist with Rabobank in London. «But (reading the BRC data) consumers do seem to have been more robust than many had anticipated.»

The BoE last week cut interest rates for the first time since 2009 to cushion the economic shock of the Brexit vote, and Australia also cut its rates to a record low last week. New Zealand is widely expected to cut on Thursday.

Britain's blue-chip share index .FTSE rose 0.24 percent, in line with a 0.23 percent rise in the pan-European STOXX 600 index, led higher by banks .SX7P and autos .SXAP.

Earlier, Asian shares hit one-year highs as a global search for yield drove a record inflow into emerging market funds.

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said last week the search had led to the largest five-week inflow on record to emerging market debt funds and the longest inflow streak to equity funds in two years.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS gained 0.2 percent, having already risen for three sessions in a row.

Japan's Nikkei .N225 closed 0.7 percent high, rising for the fourth straight session.

Chinese shares rose .SSEC 0.5 percent after July inflation data kept alive the prospect of easier monetary policy. Consumer price slowed compared with June m88 while a long decline in producer prices moderated.

The dollar rose marginally against a basket of major currencies .DXY, still benefiting from slightly raised chances of higher Federal Reserve interest rates this year after Friday's stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

The yen JPY= edged up 0.1 percent to 102.35 per dollar while the euro EUR= slipped 0.1 percent to $1.1084.

Oil prices fell as the market focused on a persistent supply glut, partially unwinding Monday's 3 percent gains chalked up on the prospect of a meeting of oil producers.

Brent LCOc1, the international benchmark, fell 20 cents to $45.19 a barrel.

(Additional reporting by Wayne Cole in Sydney and Patrick Graham in London; editing by John Stonestreet)

Omega Watches and the Olympics

Omega is the official timekeeper of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. It only makes sense that Omega watches keep track of the times in the Olympics, as Omega invented the first stopwatch ever in 1898. In 1948, Omega also created the world's first photo-finish camera. Even the Swim-O-Matic touch pads at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games were made by Omega. As Omega keeps progressing the way m88 the Olympics can enhance timekeeping, they continue to be the official timekeeper for the Summer Games.

Over many different time periods, the technology used to time events at the world Olympic Games have gone through the a variety of stages which include: manual timing, electro-mechanical timing, electronic-quartz timing and the broadcasting of live results. Timekeeper sponsors throughout the modern Olympic Games include Longines, Heuer, Omega, Seiko, and Swatch.

During the 1896 Athens Olympic games, a manual chronograph by Longines became the official timekeeper. It wasn't until 1932 when Omega became a sponsor and the official supplier of time for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and continued until 1964. Seiko, one of the early companies to explore quartz movement technology, became the official timekeeper for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. As well as ending the monopoly of Swiss timekeepers at the Olympic Games, Seiko's designation bore witness to the importance of quartz timing technology.

The emergence of microelectronics brought about a revolutionary breakthrough for the timing of sports. In particular, the advent of computers and software equipped sports timers with more precise and perfected functions. In addition to being shown on the scoreboard, it was a very big deal when athletes' times could also be shown by video and used for radio and television.

By the year 1972, Omega and Longines co-founded the Swiss Timing Company, which focus in the manufacture of timers for the Olympic and other sporting events. Interestingly in the same year as the Swiss Timing company was founded, the Munich Olympics were held. These were the first Games to introduce the geodimeter and electronic timers with 1/1000th-second accuracy.

At the 2008 Olympic Games, Omega will be timekeeping again, and, just as important, data handling. They will be presiding over 302 events in 28 different sports at 37 far apart venues, principally at the already famed «Bird's Nest» main stadium in Beijing itself. Omega will be deploying 450 on-site technicians to handle over 450 tons of equipment, to service 70 scoreboards for the public's view, and 322 sport-specific subsidiary scoreboards, involving more than 175 km of cables and optical fiber. Omega has proved that it has the capabilities to do a great job timekeeping at the Olympics, and it sounds like they will be up to the task again.

Event Management And The Olympics (Continued)

In the first part of this series, we looked at the logistics of an event, both the logistics of fans getting to the event, and the internal logistics allowing fans to move from one item of interest to another. This time we will look at how to ensure that our event is profitable.

The Olympics are a fun example of trying to put on the best show that the world has ever seen and still turning a profit. Every two years, usually about a month before the games, there will be newspaper articles about how far over budget and behind schedule the ticket sales the Olympic Games are. Fortunately, most of our events are not judged by the same standards that the Olympics are held to, but they do have evaluation criteria. One common feature of all events is that they have both a budget and an objective. The size of the budget and the scope of the objectives differ drastically, but that does not make them any more or less important to the person planning the event.

The 2002 Winter Olympics were a good example of working hard to stay on budget. At the time of the Olympic Bid Scandal, the Winter Games looked like they were destined to be far over the prescribed budget. As they turned the corner, under the leadership of Mitt Romney, one of the things that helped them was to bring large silent sponsors in to the events. Most of the large profile sponsorships for the Olympics are predetermined (Delta, Visa, Coca-Cola, etc) leaving little room to go out and recruit additional sponsors with the lure of advertising space and publicity. They were still able to find organizations to help foot the bill and keep the games within their budget. Organizations like Marker, NuSkin, and the Eccles Foundation donated money, products, and services to help the games. These companies did not end up with Television commercial spots, but Marker had a label on the uniform of every volunteer and NuSkin distributed sunscreen and other toiletries to thousands of people who attended the events. This created a tremendous amount of goodwill for these organizations.

Staying within a budget is a problem that most people have. There always seems to be more to do than resources with which to do it. Like the Olympics, most of our events would benefit from contributions from sponsors. This can be as simple as having a local business pay to print your tickets in exchange for an advertisement on the back of each ticket, or having local restaurants donate pies for a pie eating contest. The more creative you get, the more possibilities you will be able identify to add an additional boost to your budget.

The Olympic Games have more objectives than most of us would be able to keep straight. From fostering world peace to bolstering the local economy, to creating an atmosphere conducive to the athletes breaking as many world records as possible, everyone has their own metric by which they judge the Olympics. In general, the Olympics do a good job planning the locations of the venues to benefit the athletes and the logos and displays to benefit the visitors from the different nations in attendance. They also are pretty consistent with helping the economy of the local community.

Most of us are lucky in that we do not have as many objectives behind our events. The majority of event planners, however, never stop to consider all of the different objectives that their event may have. It is usually a good idea to take some time and think of all of the stake holders in the event. This includes the organizations that are hosting the event, the participants and performers, and attendees of m88cvf the event. Once you have listed everyone who is involved, try and think of why they are involved. What is their motivation? As you start to answer these questions you will develop a fairly complete list of the objectives of your event. It is then a good idea to prioritize them in such a way that you spend most of your time meeting the objectives that will make the most difference to the outcome of your event.

Taking the extra time to find sponsors to help you with your budget and to identify the objectives of your event will help make your event a success. You will be surprised at how easy it can be to identify the little things that will make a difference as you begin to plan your event.

Next: Managing your Event

London Olympics 2012 has been one of the most awaited sporting events

m88, http://globus73.ru/ru/component/k2/itemlist/user/27701.html. It's less than three months to go for the biggest sporting event on this planet. London 2012 Olympics has been one of the most awaited sporting events and every nation will have their mind on achieving the ultimate glory. Olympic Games have always been considered to be the biggest test for an athlete and gives immense pleasure to everyone who is connected with this massive event.

m88cvfFor India, 2012 Olympic Games is very important. India had a brilliant Commonwealth Games and the players will be desperate to repeat their feat in the competition which is considered to be the toughest challenge.

In the last Olympics at Beijing, Indians won three individual medals, one gold and two bronze. This time Indians will be hoping to better that record. The time has gone when India only focused on team sports like hockey and cricket and now people have started shifting their focus to sports like shooting, boxing, archery to name a few.

It all started when Leander Paes won a bronze in Atlanta Games and was followed by a bronze by Karnam Malleswari in Sydney and silver by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Athens. It showed that Indians can do it and 2008 Beijing Games saw India getting its first individual gold.

Things are looking good this time around for Indians. Sportsmen are looking more focused than before and are looking fitter than ever. Some of the best from different sports will take the plane for London 2012 Olympics and the chances of India increasing the numbers of medals that they won last time are looking good.

There are many sports in which Indians can do well and boxing is at the top of the list. Manoj Kumar (64kg); L Devendro Singh (49kg); Jai Bhagwan (60kg); Vikas Krishan (69 kg); Vijender Singh (75kg); Shiva Thapa (56kg); Sumit Sangwan (81kg) have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games and these young boxers have it in them to win India some medals.

Vijender Singh will be leading the pack and his experience of winning a bronze medal in Beijing will be a great help for these kids. The boxers are in great form of late and each one of them has earned a quota place on the back of some brilliant place.

Apart from boxing, shooting is looking like a sport which can fetch some medals for India. Abhinav Bindra, 10 M rifle; Joydeep Karmakar, 50 M rifle prone; Ronjan Sodhi, double trap; Vijay Kumar, 25m rapid fire pistol; Sanjeev Rajput, 50m rifle 3 position; Anuraj Singh, 10m air rifle; Rahi Sarnobat, 25m pistol; Shagun Choudhary, trap; Manavjit Singh Sandhu, trap; Heena Sidhu, 10m air rifle are the people who will represent India in the Olympics Games.

Abhinav Bindra brought India the maximum glory when he won the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics and that gave shooting new dimensions. He along with Ronjan Sodhi are the favorites to beg a medal for India, but one thing is for sure that every shooter is raring to go and on their day can beat the best of the lot.

Sushil Kumar brought glory when he won the bronze medal and he along with Yogeshwar Dutt; Amit Kumar and Geeta Phogat will represent India in wrestling. Indian wrestlers have performed quite well in the recent past and they have it in them to bring India glory.

Athletics, Archery, Badminton are some of the other sports that India can do well in.

Apart from these individual sports Indian men's hockey team have also qualified for the London 2012 Olympics which they failed to do in Beijing Olympics. It is true that it will be very difficult for Indian men to compete against the likes of Australia, Germany, Spain and others, but going by the way they played in the Olympic qualifiers anything is possible.

Seniors and Olympics

With all the excitement, and agony, of the London 2012 Olympics (*grumble*…
Canada Women's Soccer… *grumble*) I went on a hunt for the oldest athlete in the history of the Olympics. My question was answered in the form of Oscar Gomer Swahn.
Oscar was a Swedish shooter who competed in three Olympic games and won several medals: 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze. He was 72 years, 281 days old when he competed at the 1920 Olympics. Additionally, he qualified for the 1924 Olympics but had to withdraw, due to health reasons.

Other notable elderly athletes:
* Arthur von Pongracz of Austria also competed in the 1936 Olympics, in Dressage, at 72 years and 49 days old.
* In Beijing 2008, equestrian rider Hiroshi Hoketsu became the oldest Japanese Olympic representative at age 67. Hoketsu first took part in the Olympics in 1964, and he also competed in the London 2012 Olympics at 71 years old.
* Louis, Count du Douet de Graville (69 years, 95 days) competed in the Equestrian event in the 1900 Olympics.

The oldest male Gold Medalist on record is also Oscar Swahn, who won a gold medal for shooting in the 1912 Olympics, when he was 64 years, 280 days old. At the time of his win, Swahn was 9 months older than Galen Spencer had been when he won his gold medal in 1904.

Other notable gold medalists:
* Galen Carter Spencer was an American who competed in archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal in the team competition. He competed on his 64th birthday.

* Jerry Milner was a British shooter who represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a gold medal in the Free rifle at 1000 yards. At the time m88cvf he was 61 years and 4 days old.
The oldest male medalist is generally considered to be Oscar Swahn. He won a silver medal in the 1920 Olympics when he was 72 years 281 days old. However, there is an older medalist from the little known art competitions that ran from 1912 to 1948. In the final year that these events were held, British graphic artist John Copley was awarded a silver medal for his design «Polo Player» just about a month before his 74th birthday.

This makes him officially the oldest Olympic medalist ever.
The oldest female competitor in the Olympics was British rider Lorna Johnstone, who participated in Equestrian at the 1972 Olympic Games at 70 years 5 days old.
The oldest female medalist is Sybil «Queenie» Newall, who won a gold medal in the 1908 Olympics. She was 53 years, 275 days old.
The success and dedication of these Olympians truly embrace the human spirit, and makes us all aware that we can attain our dreams, no matter what our age is.