Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Visit Brazil for world cup 2014

Do you know which country is hosting world cup 2014 

2014 is year of big sport events. Shortly after the completion  of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, ski season will be closed and the winter will go from the northern hemisphere. But summer will bring new sports emotions, because this year is the year of football.The Brasil football World Cup 2014 (Copa do Mundo) will be the twentieth World Cup Soccer in its history. It will be in  South America and more specially in Brazil. The beginning is  Thursday, June 12 and finals are on Sunday, July 13. It will be the second time after 1950, that this soccer world cup forum will be in Brazil. The country was elected undoubted as host in 2007. Discover the host Cities map of 2014 World cup.
Brazil 2014 Worldcup football  | Vector by Vector Open Stock
In a series of posts, I will focus on each of the host cities. Those of you who plan to attend the Mundial 2014 will find many helpful hints on how to get to the host city, where to stay, what to eat and any other useful tourist information.
 
203 national teams participated in the qualification stages in result of which 32 nations will be part of the biggest football event for 2014. The qualifications started in June 2011 (and concluded on 20 November 2013). Participants are devided into 8 groups as follows:

GROUP A

  • Brazil `
  • Croatia
  • Mexico
  • Cameroon

GROUP B
  • Spain
  • Chile  
  • Netherlands
  • Australia

GROUP C
  • Colombia
  • Greece
  •  Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) 
  • Japan
GROUP D

  • Uruguay
  • Costa Rica 
  • England
  • Italy 

  GROUP E

  • Switzerland
  • Ecuador  
  • France
  • Honduras

GROUP F

  • Argentina  
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Iran
  • Nigeria

GROUP G

  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • USA

GROUP H

  • Algeria  
  • Belgium  
  • Russia 
  • South Korea

The World cup winner  will be known after 64 games  that will be played in twelve Brazilian cities.


 First time at a World Cup history, the matches will use goal-line technology. The host cities were denoted on May 31,  2009 and are:  Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro , Salvador, Sao Paulo.The cities are located along the entire country, so as a result the event will demand significant long-distance traveling for teams. Five of the selected host cities own new stadiums built specially for the World Cup finals, while the stadium in  Brasilia was destroyed and reconstructed, and the remaining six are being extensively refurbished. The matches will be held on 
the following stadiums: 
  • Estadio Mineirao
  • Estadio Nacional
  • Arena Pantanal
  • Arena Da Baixada
  • Estadio Castelao
  • Arena Amazonia
  • Estadio Das Dunas
  • Estadio Beira-Rio
  • Arena Pernambuco
  • Estadio Do Maracana
  • Arena Fonte Nova
  • Arena De Sao Paulo.
Anyway , there are still some isuues  with the completion of the stadium Arena da Baixada in Coritba and the city could be dropped as a host.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jackson Hole - four seasons mountain resort

I admit that I was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (map) in the summer and just remember that it was great. Temperatures were low, but this was not a problem because in June is usually very hot, so it was pleasant for me. Due to the high altitude (6200 feet / 1890 m.), Temperatures were between 32 F / 0 C to 75 F / 24 C , so it was warm in the day and cool in the night. And although it was summer, I was lucky enough to see snowfall in one of the days spent there. The exciting scenery, nice and inviting atmosphere in the hotel made me think to go there to ski in the winter. I found, there are many lodging options and services.
Jackson Hole - view from Snow King Mountain
Jackson Hole - view from Snow King Mountain
Snowfall in June - view from Snow King Resort hotel
Snowfall in June - view from Snow King Resort hotel
From this and subsequent posts, you will understand why I call it - four seasons resort. The place is great as for winter and summer vacations as well as for corporate gatherings and special events, because offering a wide variety of year-round activities. 
Jackson Hole -wagon rides
I get to Jackson by air from Salt Lake City and it took me about 15 minutes to get to downtown. Relatively small, the Jackson Hole airport is a very cozy place, because most of the interior elements are wooden. Waiting for your flight you’ll enjoy the spectacular Teton mountain views through the big window walls. 
Jackson Hole airport
Jackson Hole airport
Jackson Hole is a 50 mile long valley located in the U.S. state of  Wyoming, near the border with Idaho.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Town of Jackson is at once cosmopolitan and cowboy mountain town, which is ideal for anyone looking for the ultimate 4 seasons mountain experience. It’s a premier destination for skiers and non-skiers and is located near several national parks. Here is the southern entrance of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. 
Jackson Hole - Town square
Jackson Hole - Town square

For about $20.00 - $30.00 you can become a part of Jackson Hole’s cowboy – culture, visiting the Jackson Hole Rodeo .
Jackson Hole Rodeo–Arena
Jackson Hole Rodeo–Arena

Jackson Hole Rodeo
Jackson Hole Rodeo

On Town  sq., log cabins from the nineteenth century share the walkway with prime samples of modern Western design. You will find Locally-owned boutiques with runway fashions and Western shops stocking t-shirts and lariats. There are a lot of art Galleries as various as downtown itself, from historic scenes of Mountain Men to abstractions by valuable masters. Variety of restaurants offer a commensurate array of cookery adventures, from selection meats sourced regionally to cookery power rivaling most metropolises. 
Jackson Hole shops
Jackson Hole shops

Jackson Hole streets
Jackson Hole streets

My favorite fast food place was “Great Harvest of Jackson” (155 Center Street). For less than $10 I enjoyed their sandwiches or soup menu, fresh baked bread and delicious sweets.
Great Harvest bread - Jackson
Great Harvest bread - Jackson

Do't miss the Cowboy Bar, also. It's a nice place to spent a few hours in a western atmosphere.
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - Jackson Hole
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - Jackson Hole 

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - inside - Jackson Hole
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - inside - Jackson Hole 

I spent my time mostly at Snow King Resort Hotel, which I could strongly recommend you if you are going for conference or business meetings there. I believe it’s also the right place for skiing, because it’s located right next to Snow King Mountain Resort known as "The Town Hill”. It’s right in the town of Jackson and has 16 steep trails, snow tubing and Night skiing run. If you want to make good pictures of a value, you have to The Town Hill and visit the Panorama House. 
Snow King Resort
Snow King Resort

Snow King Resort
Snow King Resort Hotel - tennis courts
Snow King Resort - chairlift
Snow King Resort - chairlift

If you go to Jackson Hole for skiing, most probably you’ll visit Teton Village. It’s just 12 miles northwest of Jackson and you could reach it for about $3 by shuttle buses. You’ll find everything you need in that Swiss-style village – bank, grocery store, a post office, gear rentals and child care. And here is the right place for ski lovers - The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). The Aerial Tram will lead you from base of Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, where you will enjoy winter sports for about $73-$112 (adult lift tickets) and $44-$67 (junior lift tickets) per day.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter Paralympic Games, Sochi 2014 - schedule

Winter Paralympic Games 2014 will be opened on March 7 and will continue until February 16, 2014 in Sochi. There will be competitions in 5 sports as follows:

  • Alpine Skiing;
  • Biathlon;
  • Cross-Country Skiing;
  • Ice Sledge Hockey;
  • Wheelchair Curling.
All times are in GMT/UTC + 04:00 hour (Sochi time zone) !

Friday, 7 March
Opening ceremony 20:00

Saturday , 8 March
sport time event
Biathlon

8:00

8:25

10:00

10:15

11:05

11:44

Women's 6 km, Sitting

Men's 7,5 km, Sitting

Women's 6 km, Standing

Men's 7,5 km, Standing

Women's 6 km, Visually Impaired

Men's 7,5 km, Visually Impaired

Alpine Skiing

8:00


8:15

8:35

8:50


9:10

9:50

Women's Downhill, Visually Impaired

Women's Downhill, Standing

Women's Downhill, Sitting

Men's Downhill, Visually Impaired

Men's Downhill, Standing

Men's Downhill, Sitting

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 1 RUS - CHN

Round Robin Session 1 KOR - NOR

Round Robin Session 1 CAN - GBR

Round Robin Session 1 SVK - USA

Round Robin Session 2 SWE - FIN

Round Robin Session 2 CAN - RUS

Round Robin Session 2 USA - KOR

Round Robin Session 2 NOR - CHN

Ice Sledge Hockey

7:30

11:00

14:30

18:00

Group А, CZE - NOR

Group А, CAN - SWE

Group B, USA - ITA

Group B, RUS - KOR


Sunday , 9 March
sport time event
Alpine Skiing

8:00

8:20

9:15

Men's Super G - Visually Impaired

Men's Super G - Standing

Men's Super G - Sitting

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 3 USA - NOR

Round Robin Session 3 SWE - GBR

Round Robin Session 3 CHN - SVK

Round Robin Session 3 FIN - RUS

Round Robin Session 4 CAN - SWE

Round Robin Session 4 FIN - SVK

Round Robin Session 4 GBR - KOR

Ice Sledge Hockey

7:30

11:00

14:30

18:00

Group А, CZE - SWE

Group А, CAN - NOR

Group B, USA - KOR

Group B, RUS - ITA

Cross-Country Skiing

8:00

10:30

Men's 15km, Sitting

Women's 10km, Sitting


Monday, 10 March
sport time event
Alpine Skiing

8:00

8:20

8:55

Women's Super G - Visually Impaired

Women's Super G - Standing

Women's Super G - Sitting

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 5 KOR - RUS

Round Robin Session 5 USA - CAN

Round Robin Session 5 FIN - NOR

Round Robin Session 5 CHN - SWE

Round Robin Session 6 SVK - GBR

Round Robin Session 6 KOR - CHN

Round Robin Session 6 RUS - USA

Round Robin Session 6 CAN - NOR

Cross-Country Skiing

8:00

9:00


10:55

11:20

Men's 20km Classic, Standing

Men's 20km Classic, Visually Impaired

Women's 15km Classic, Standing

Women's 15km Classic, Visually Impaired


Tuesday, 11 March
sport time event
Biathlon

8:00

8:48

11:00

11:20

12:30

12:45

Women's 10 km, Sitting

Men's 12,5 km, Sitting

Women's 10 km, Standing

Men's 12,5 km, Standing

Women's 10 km, Visually Impaired

Men's 12,5 km, Visually Impaired

Alpine Skiing

7:30


7:45


8:10


8:25


8:50


9:30


13:00


13:40

14:00

14:10


14:30

15:05

Women's Super Combined Downhill, Visually Impaired

Women's Super Combined Downhill, Standing

Women's Super Combined Downhill, Sitting

Men's Super Combined Downhill, Visually Impaired

Men's Super Combined Downhill, Standing

Men's Super Combined Downhill, Sitting

Women's Super Combined Slalom, Visually Impaired

Women's Super Combined Slalom, Standing

Women's Super Combined Slalom, Sitting

Men's Super Combined Slalom, Visually Impaired

Men's Super Combined Slalom, Standing

Men's Super Combined Slalom, Sitting

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 7 RUS - SWE

Round Robin Session 7 GBR - FIN

Round Robin Session 7 KOR - SVK

Round Robin Session 8 CHN - CAN

Round Robin Session 8 NOR - GBR

Round Robin Session 8 SWE - SVK

Round Robin Session 8 USA - FIN

Ice Sledge Hockey

7:30

11:00

14:30

18:00

Group B, KOR - ITA

Group A, NOR - SWE

Group B, USA - RUS

Group A, CAN - CZE


Wednesday, 12 March
sport time event
Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 9 NOR - SVK

Round Robin Session 9 CAN - KOR

Round Robin Session 9 USA - CHN

Round Robin Session 9 RUS - GBR

Round Robin Session 10 SWE - USA

Round Robin Session 10 CHN - FIN

Round Robin Session 10 NOR - RUS

Cross-Country Skiing

8:00

8:20

8:37


8:57


9:16


9:28


10:30


10:40

10:51


11:01


11:12


11:22


11:48

11:57

12:06


12:15


12:24


12:33

Men's 1 km Sprint Qualification, Sitting

Women's 1km Sprint Qualification, Sitting

Men's 1 km Sprint Free Qualification, Standing

Women's 1km Sprint Free Qualification, Standing

Men's 1km Sprint Free Qualification, Visually Impaired

Women's 1km Sprint Free Qualification, Visually Impaired

Men's 1 km Sprint Semifinals, Sitting

Women's 1km Sprint Semifinals, Sitting

Men's 1 km Sprint Free Semifinals, Standing

Women's 1km Sprint Free Semifinals, Standing

Men's 1km Sprint Free Semifinals, Visually Impaired

Women's 1km Sprint Free Semifinals, Visually Impaired

Men's 1 km Sprint Final, Sitting

Women's 1km Sprint Final, Sitting

Men's 1 km Sprint Free Final, Standing

Women's 1km Sprint Free Final, Standing

Men's 1km Sprint Free Final, Visually Impaired

Women's 1km Sprint Free Final, Visually Impaired

Ice Sledge Hockey

14:00

18:00

Classifications (5-8)

Classifications (5-8)


Thursday, 13 March
sport time event
Alpine Skiing

14:00


14:15

14:55

17:00


17:10

17:35

Men's, Slalom Visually Impaired, 1st Run

Men's, Slalom Standing , 1st Run

Men's, Slalom Sitting, 1st Run

Men's, Slalom Visually Impaired, 2nd Run

Men's, Slalom Standing , 2nd Run

Men's, Slalom Sitting, 2nd Run

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

13:30

Round Robin Session 11 FIN - KOR

Round Robin Session 11 GBR - USA

Round Robin Session 11 SVK - CAN

Round Robin Session 11 SWE - NOR

Round Robin Session 12 GBR - CHN

Round Robin Session 12 SVK - RUS

Round Robin Session 12 KOR - SWE

Round Robin Session 12 FIN - CAN

Ice Sledge Hockey

11:00

18:00

Play-offs Semifinals

Play-offs Semifinals


Friday, 14 March
sport time event
Biathlon

8:00

8:20

10:30

11:58

13:20

13:25

Men's 15km - Sitting

Women's 12.5km - Sitting

Men's 15km - Standing

Women's 12.5km - Standing

Men's 15km - Visually Impaired

Women's 12.5km - Visually Impaired

Alpine Skiing

8:00

8:00

14:00


14:40

17:00

17:00


17:10

17:30

Men's Para Snowboard Cross - Standing

Women's Para Snowboard Cross - Standing

Women's Slalom 1st Run - Visually Impaired

Women's Slalom 1st Run - Standing

Women's Slalom 1st Run - Sitting

Women's Slalom 2nd Run - Visually Impaired

Women's Slalom 2nd Run - Standing

Women's Slalom 2nd Run - Sitting

Wheelchair Curling

7:00

12:00

17:00

Tie-breaker Session (if needed)

Tie-breaker Session (if needed)

Tie-breaker Session (if needed)

Ice Sledge Hockey

11:00

18:00

Classifications (7-8)

Classifications (5-6)


Saturday, 15 March
sport time event
Alpine Skiing

7:30


7:55

8:45

11:00


11:20

11:55

Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired, 1st Run

Men's Giant Slalom Standing , 1st Run

Men's Giant Slalom Sitting, 1st Run

Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired, 2nd Run

Men's Giant Slalom Standing , 2nd Run

Men's Giant Slalom Sitting, 2nd Run

Wheelchair Curling

7:30

7:30

13:30

13:30

Semifinal

Semifinal

Gold Medal Game

Bronze Medal Game

Cross-Country Skiing

8:00

10:00

4x2.5km Mixed Relay

4x2.5km Open Relay

Ice Sledge Hockey

11:00

18:00

Bronze Medal Game

Gold Medal Game


Sunday, 16 March
sport time event
Alpine Skiing

7:30


7:55

8:35

11:00


11:15

11:45

Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired, 1st Run

Women's Giant Slalom Standing , 1st Run

Women's Giant Slalom Sitting, 1st Run

Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired, 2nd Run

Women's Giant Slalom Standing , 2nd Run

Women's Giant Slalom Sitting, 2nd Run

Cross-Country Skiing

8:00

8:20


9:23

9:40


10:30

10:45

Men's 10km Free, Standing

Men's 10km Free, Visually Impaired

Women's 5km Free, Standing,

Women's 5km Free, Visually Impaired

Women's 5km, Sitting

Men's 10km, Sitting

Closing ceremony

20:00


Friday, February 7, 2014

Most Common 6 Lottery Winning Numbers in the World

Calculations are based on statistical sampling of some of the world's biggest lottery games.

The information is valid as of January 6, 2014 and is not a recommendation or a forecast of future lottery games !

Australia Monday Lotto
numbers

21

13

20

32

45

23


Australia Wednesday Lotto
numbers

32

10

45

44

16

32


Australia Saturday Lotto
numbers

25

40

41

19

18

1


Australia Powerball
numbers

5

22

2

24

138

29


Australia Oz Lotto
numbers

27

29

28

7

40

35


Canada 6/49
numbers

34

31

40

45

20

23


Spanish El Gordo lottery
numbers

29

53

47

49

11

18


EuroJackpot
numbers

25

6

7

9

10

18


EuroMillions
numbers

50

4

11

19

38

44


German Lotto
numbers

49

32

6

26

38

22


Irish Lotto
numbers

32

2

9

3

4

11


Irish Lotto Plus 1
numbers

4

15

3

38

20

9


Irish Lotto Plus 2
numbers

17

37

11

7

1

3


South America Mega Sena
numbers

5

4

54

53

51

33


UK Health Lottery
numbers

1

30

5

7

34

21


UK Lotto
numbers

44

38

23

40

33

30


UK Lotto Plus 5
numbers

14

22

40

18

31

7


UK Thunderball
numbers

32

10

28

6

18

4


USA California Super Lotto
numbers

15

26

20

33

35

46


USA Florida Lotto
numbers

28

8

15

48

29

47


USA Lotto Texas
numbers

26

19

39

41

16

31


USA Mega Millions
numbers

4

48

5

39

2

17


USA New Jersey Pick Six Lotto
numbers

11

31

23

15

13

18


USA New York Lotto
numbers

8

20

25

15

40

18


USA Ohio Classic Lotto Numbers
numbers

26

22

40

18

13

6


Powerball Numbers
numbers

26

41

22

35

42

16


БСТ, Тото 2 - 6/49
numbers

6

4

1

21

44

49


Finally, to January 6, 2014, the most frequently downloaded numbers of the above mentioned games were:

AVERAGE
numbers

18

4

40

32

1

6