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Friday, July 6, 2012

World's best hotels

Holidaymakers have named Aegean Sky Hotel in Crete as the best hotel in 2010 and 2011. A stay in the hotel costs mere 30 euro a day, according to online booking website Travel Republic survey.
Aegean Sky is ahead of more prestigious hotels, gaining 9.58 points out of 10. The hotel is particularly praised for the staff, the swimming pool and the fact that the rooms look exactly like they are pictured in promotional brochures.

The three star hotel is located in the island of Crete – Malia. Its complex consists of two buildings, with rooms overlooking the pool and the garden.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest comes in the second with 9.51 points, while Portugal’s Cerro Mar Garden ranks the third with 9.41 points.
Travel Republic top:
• Aegean Sky (Greece);
• Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Hungary);
• Cerro Mar Garden (Portugal);
• Savic Hotel (Czech Republic);
• Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel (Canary Islands);
• Gloria Palace Royal Hotel and Spa (Canary Islands);
• Hilton Dalaman Resort and Spa Hotel (Turkey);
• Morasol Suites Hotel (Canary Islands);
• Hilton Malta (Malta);
• Peabody Hotel (USA);
• Elysium Hotel (Cyprus);
• Hotel Viva Palmanova (Mallorca);
• Qubus Hotel (Poland)
• Ruzzini Palace (Italy);
• Eden Mar Hotel (Madeira);
• Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club (Canary Islands);
• The Croke Park Dublin Hotel (Ireland);
• Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Spa and Casino (Canary Islands);
• Doubletree by Hilton Chester (United Kingdom);
• Hilton Sharm Fayrouz Resort (Egypt).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teens who drink spend more time on Internet

Teenagers who consume alcohol spend more time on their computers for recreational use, including social networking and downloading and listening to music, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, was based on a survey of 264 teenagers, aged 13 to 17.
Results showed that teens who reported drinking in the last month used a computer more hours per week excluding school work than those who did not; however, there was no demonstrated link between alcohol use and computer use for school work.
Drinking was also linked to more frequent social networking and listening to and downloading music. There was no strong link between video games and drinking or online shopping and drinking.
“While the specific factors linking teenage drinking and computer use are not yet established, it seems likely that adolescents are experimenting with drinking and activities on the Internet,” said Epstein, assistant professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College.
“In turn, exposure to online material such as alcohol advertising or alcohol-using peers on social networking sites could reinforce teens” drinking.
“Children are being exposed to computers and the Internet at younger ages. For this reason it”s important that parents are actively involved in monitoring their children”s computer usage, as well as alcohol use,” he added.
The study was reported in the online edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Greatest Test players of all-time

Public vote on ICC website closes in TWO days with results set to be announced the week before the 2,000th Test

To mark the staging of the 2,000th Test match, which will take place between England and India at Lord’s from 21 to 25 July, the ICC’s official website is calling on supporters from across the globe to select their greatest team of all-time.

Voting is now open as cricket-lovers can select a dream team from a shortlist of 60 players split into five categories – they will be asked to pick two opening batsmen, three middle-order batsmen, a wicketkeeper, three fast bowlers and one spinner. Click here for more details.

Supporters will have until midnight Dubai time (GMT+4) on 13 July 2011 to make their selections, with the choices set to be announced the week before the 2,000th Test is played, at Lord’s between England and India.

While fans have the chance to vote using the suggested nominations, the ICC is also requesting supporters to send in their dream teams viawww.facebook/cricketicc or

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “With the 2,000th Test coming up it is appropriate to remember some of the great players through the ages that have thrilled audiences and inspired us all.

“With so many legends of the game to choose from, it is a very difficult task and I’m sure one that will lead to plenty of fond recollection and great debate.

 “Test cricket is the pinnacle format of our great sport and it is important we continue to protect and promote it so that it grows even stronger over the next 2,000 matches.”

The list of players that fans are being asked to vote on is listed below. For more details go to

Short-list for greatest Test team of all time

Opening batsmen (two) – Geoffrey Boycott, Sunil Gavaskar, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Hanif Mohammad, Virender Sehwag, Herbert Sutcliffe, Victor Trumper.

Middle-order batsmen (three) – Don Bradman, Greg Chappell, Wally Hammond, George Headley, Brian Lara, Javed Miandad, Graeme Pollock, Ricky Ponting, Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar.

All-rounder (one) – Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Aubrey Faulkner, Richard Hadlee, Jacques Kallis, Imran Khan, Keith Miller, Wilfred Rhodes, Gary Sobers, Frank Worrell.

Wicket-keeper  (one) – Les Ames, Mark Boucher, Jeff Dujon, Godfrey Evans, Andy Flower, Adam Gilchrist, Alan Knott, Rod Marsh, Clyde Walcott, Wasim Bari.

Fast bowlers (three) – Curtley Ambrose, Sydney Barnes, Michael Holding, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Malcolm Marshall, Glenn McGrath, Fred Trueman, Courtney Walsh, Wasim Akram.

Spinner (one) – Bishen Bedi, Richie Benaud, Lance Gibbs, Clarrie Grimmett, Jim Laker, Anil Kumble, Muttiah Muralidaran, Bill O’Reilly, Derek Underwood, Shane Warne.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Russia oh Russia....

8 percent of Russians believe Russia will win World Cup

Today in people not knowing things: a new poll has found that 8 percent of Russians think Russia will win the World Cup, despite the fact that — are you ready for this? It is hilarious — Russia didn't even qualify for the tournament. 

Guus Hiddink may have resigned, Andrei Arshavin may have propped himself up in bed for a summer of answering "who do you prefer to be in a game of rock paper scissors?" on his website ("rock, because it is the easiest to deploy"), but you just can't hold down the legendary optimism of the Russian people. "So what if we're not in the tournament?" they say. 
"Something good will happen. This is Russia! Something good always happens."

I don't know, though. Everybody's making fun of Russia for this news, but 8 percent doesn't seem like an embarrassing number to many of the Americans.I'm absolutely positive that a good third of Americans believed they'd already won the World Cup after US drew with Slovenia. 

Twenty percent of all people believe aliens walk amongst us in human form. (Which would account for Bob Bradley - US Coach, ho ho ha.) Whatever percentage of humanity is represented by me personally believes that it's possible to read too much into poll results.

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