UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 2: Germany VS Italy

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The UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final 2 match between Germany and Italy will take place on  Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

Which team do you think will win the game and advances to final together with Spain?

Please vote :) :) :)

Spain Beats Portugal: UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 1

Cesc Fabregas celerates after their 4-2 victory

Spain beats Portugal 4-2 on penalties, on June 27, 2012 at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine.

Below is the list of the penalty shootouts:

Spain vs Portugal 0-0 Xabi Alonso misses
Spain vs Portugal 0-0 Joao Moutinho misses
Spain vs Portugal 1-0 Andres Iniesta scores
Spain vs Portugal 1-1 Pepe scores
Spain vs Portugal 2-1 Gerard Pique scores
Spain vs Portugal 2-2 Nani scores
Spain vs Portugal 3-2 Sergio Ramos scores
Spain vs Portugal 3-2 Bruno Alves misses
Spain vs Portugal 4-2 Cesc Fabregas scores

This means Spain will advances to finals!

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Italy Beats England: UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final 4

The Italy football players celebrate their victory.

Italy beats England 4-2 on penalties, on June 25, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

Below is the list of the penalty shootouts:

  1. Italy vs England 1-0 Mario Balotelli scores

  2. Italy vs England 1-1 Steven Gerrard scores

  3. Italy vs England 1-1 Riccardo Montolivo misses

  4. Italy vs England 1-2 Wayne Rooney scores

  5. Italy vs England 2-2 Andrea Pirlo scores

  6. Italy vs England 2-2 Ashley Young misses

  7. Italy vs England 3-2 Antonio Nocerino scores

  8. Italy vs England 3-2 Ashley Cole misses

  9. Italy vs England 4-2 Alessandro Diamanti scores

So, Italy will advance to semifinals together with PortugalGermany and Spain.

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UEFA EURO 2012 Semi-Final 1: Spain VS Portugal

UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final 4: England VS Italy

The UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final 4 match between England and Italy will take place on June 25, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

Which team do you think will win the game?

The winner will  join Portugal, Germany and Spain to advance to semifinals?

Please vote :) :) :)

Spain Beats France: UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final 3

Spain celebrates their victory after winning the game 2-0

Spain beats France 2-0, in Donetsk, Ukraine on June 23, 2012.

Xabi Alonso who is a Real Madrid midfielder scored two goals for Spain, including one goal from the penalty.

That means Spain will advance to semifinals together with Portugal and Germany.

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UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final 3: Spain VS France

The UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final 3 match between Spain and France will take place on June 24, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Which team do you think will win the game and join Portugal and Germany to advance to semifinals?

Please vote :) :) :)

‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’, A Book By Gaute Hogh

Gaute Hogh wrote a book  named, ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’.

The book was about the effect of global warming that can make some places disappear.

Global warming makes the earth hotter and hotter and sea level rises up because of ice melting at the North Pole and South Pole.

In Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain, they get less and less rain and the place becomes drier and slowly turning into a desert; like bad drought in Kenya were killing plants and animals.

I think that it is a very good book for all of us to read, so that we can do our parts to stop the global warming and heal the world.

It will very sad to see all the beautiful places disappear.

( Please click here for my post, ‘Ways To Heal Our Earth’ )

I wish I can have a copy of  ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’ 🙂

Go Green!

( Please click here for my post, ‘Plea For Survival’ about the effect of global warming ).

The southern shoreline of Manhattan Island, known as the Battery, is the largest public place in downtown New York. Hundreds of thousands work nearby and over 36,000 residents live in its surrounding area. About every 100 years, the area experiences extreme flooding that reaches heights of up to 10 feet. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of winds and hurricanes and cause sea levels to rise. According to the worse-case scenario, extreme events may occur every four years by 2080, with floods raising water levels by 11-14 feet and paralyzing the whole Manhattan infrastructure. “The tidal area there with the Hudson River is a very beautiful place but it will go underwater,” Hogh warns. “There is more than 280,000 people working in this walking district.”
Esteemed as a winter wonderland, Austria and the Alpine region is Europe’s snow resort Mecca. It’s also gorgeous in summer with its evergreen pastures and cascading mountainsides, made famous by the classic Hollywood musical 'The Sound of Music.' “Everyone here in Europe is used to going there, for skiing,” Hogh explains. “They’ve been skiing there for the last 200 years and some of the country is less and less snow.They try to make snow with snow cannons. You’re not allowed to heli-ski as much anymore because of the pollution. It will go down by 80% of its normal size. Will my children be able to ski there? I don’t know.'
The Mississippi River Delta, with its rivers, marshes and barrier islands, provides a habitat for many species of birds, fish, shellfish and small mammals. At the rim of the delta, the Chandeleur Islands form a chain that acts as a buffer zone against hurricanes and storm surges for the densely populated regions of Louisiana and Mississippii. But ferocious storms, like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, have greatly reduced the islands’ defenses. Storms and hurricanes are expected to grow even fiercer in the future with global warming, leaving the local environment and vital culture more exposed to destruction.
Stretching for 90 miles along the Californian coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Big Sur is arguably one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the U.S. For the last 20 years, most of California has been experiencing increased droughts with less rainfall in the spring and summer, leading to a severe escalation in the number of large wildfires. In 2008, a major fire destroyed 16 houses in Big Sur and more than 50 square miles of forest were swallowed by flames. Fires and subsequent flooding also threaten the region’s fragile access roads and infrastructure.
The first Olympic Games are believed to have been held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The earliest evidence of building at the site is the Temple of Hera, honoring the wife of Zeus, which dates to around 600 B.C. In recent years, extremely warm and dry summers have increased the number of wildfires in Greece. Fires in 2007 severely burned the area surrounding Olympia. With temperatures projected to rise with diminishing rains, the frequency and ferocity of wildfires are expected to grow. “If you go to Olympia in Greece and you can’t see it, that will be part of our history which will disappear,” Hogh says.
Gujarat is India’s largest producer of cotton and salt and is also the birthplace of Mahatma Gahdhi. Monsoons will intensify with continued global warming, causing severe flooding and destruction in India. In 1930, Gandhi launched a campaign against the British salt tax, which had made it illegal for Indians to produce their own salt. He eventually won that fight. India is now the third biggest cotton producer in the world after the U.S. and China and the majority of its cotton comes from Gujarat.
Hogh describes Zahara de la Sierra as “a white city in this very green place.” Also known for its olive oil production, the region faces the risk of desert- ification as olive orchards face increasingly dry seasons. Due to climate change, the IPCC projects that rainfall in southern Spain will decrease by 40% by 2080. Local temperatures in the Iberian Peninsula could also spike, turning green pastures into deserts and choking agriculture.
Kauai, the fourth largest Hawaiian island, is famous for its tropical beauty and lush mountains. Global warming could disrupt its distinct “cloud forest” ecosystem, pushing life-giving moisture to higher elevations. Home to the hummingbird-like honeycreeper, a rare and colorful animal that sips nectar from flowers, this cool zone is vital to Kauai’s verdant environment. Deforestation and non-indigenous species like pigs and goats have also decimated the honeycreeper’s habitat in recent years and the bird is now in danger of going extinct.
Located between Australia and Hawaii, in one of the most remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, lies the nation of Tuvalu. Only 10-square miles – made up of tropical reef islands and narrow coral atolls encompassing blue lagoons -- Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world. Only 12,000 people inhabit the nine-island nation. At 16 feet above sea level, the country has one of the lowest maximum elevations in the world, making it extremely vulnerable to storms and changes in sea level. Tuvalu is also affected by the King Tide, a high tide that raises the sea level higher than normal. Coupled with the expected rise in global sea levels, the entire nation could ultimately become submerged. “I don’t care whether the place is big or small,” Hogh concludes. “It’s the same thing with people. No matter if you’re black or white or Chinese or whatever. It’s about treating each other with respect and it’s the same thing with these small islands.'

Will Spain Be The FIFA World Cup Champion?

ESP VS NED

On Sunday July 12, 2010 Spain will face Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup final.

Who will be the FIFA World Cup 2010 champion?

Spain or Netherlands?

Who will Paul the octopus predict to win the match

I hope Spain will be the World Cup champion because Spain has never win the World Cup.

Or will Netherlands win the match?

Keep guessing until the final match ends 🙂 🙂 🙂

Latest List Of Airspace And Airport Closed (1942 GMT Saturday)

Most airports in Europe are still closed and some may not be open on Monday.

Please click here for the new list of airport and airspace status as of 2030 GMT Sunday.

I got this latest list from Reuters.

I wonder when will this disaster ends?

Here is a list of countries affected as of 1942 GMT on Saturday:

BELGIUM – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday. Main airline, Brussels Airlines, cancels all flights until Monday.

BELARUS – Airspace closed on Saturday for flights operating between 6,000 meters and 11,000 meters. Some routes east and south open.

BRITAIN – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday. British Airways cancels all flights on Sunday.

DENMARK – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

ESTONIA – Airspace closed until at least 2400 GMT Saturday.

FINLAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday.

FRANCE – Paris airports will be closed until at least 0600 GMT Monday, as will Nice and Marseille and northern airports. Toulouse, Montpellier, Pau, Tarbes, Biarritz and Perpignan remain open.

GERMANY – German airspace shut until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

IRELAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday.

ITALY – Northern airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Monday.

LATVIA – Airspace closed Saturday.

NETHERLANDS – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

POLAND – Airspace closed since Friday, partial reopening possible on Sunday.

PORTUGAL – Airports operating for flights to and from everywhere other than northern Europe.

RUSSIA – All airports open.

SLOVAKIA – Airspace closed as of 1300 GMT on Friday.

SPAIN – Madrid airport open, but carrier Iberia cancels all its European flights except those to or from Portugal, southern Italy, Greece and Turkey. Seven airports in northern Spain were re-opened shortly 1900 GMT on Saturday after being closed at 1800 GMT.

SWEDEN – Airspace closed on Saturday.

SWITZERLAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday, except for aircraft able to fly at altitudes of 36,000 feet or higher.

UKRAINE – Kiev airport closed to flights until at least 1200 GMT Saturday. Airports in Lvov, Odessa, Donestsk, Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk also closed for an unspecified period.

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World Closer To Swine Flu Pandemic

More people were infected by swine flu.

Swine flu virus has killed 149 people in Mexico.

Children cannot go to school or play outside.

wwwreuterscom

They have to wear masks.

There is more swine flu cases in the U.S.A. and Europe.

40 people were infected by swine flu in the U.S.A.

A man from Spain who visited Mexico also get swine flu.

The WHO fear that the swine flu will become a pandemic soon.

The last flu pandemic was ‘Hong Kong flu’ in 1968.

‘Hong Kong flu’ killed about 1 million  people.

I think Uncle Nisar (in Palo Alto, CA), Uncle Arif (Columbus, OH) and Uncle Mahboob (LA, CA) must be careful and read my blog so that they’ll know how to avoid swine flu.

WHO statement on swine flu

Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:20pm EDT

GENEVA (Reuters) – Following is the text of a World Health Organization statement issued on Monday after an emergency committee meeting on swine flu.

The Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. The Committee also considered reports of possible spread to additional countries.

On the advice of the Committee, the WHO Director-General decided on the following.

The Director-General has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4.