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    * 1 Science
    * 2 Sports
    * 3 Places
    * 4 Arts
    * 5 Education
    * 6 Other
    * 7 See also

Center or centre (from the Greek κέντρον /kentron/) (see American and British English spelling differences) may refer to:
[edit] Science

    * Center (algebra), uses of "center" in algebra
    * Center of gravity (military)
    * Center (group theory), in abstract algebra, the subgroup consisting of those elements which commute with all other elements
    * Center of mass
    * Center of symmetry, in geometry, a point that is well-distant from the boundary of a figure
    * Geometric center
    * Centre (geometry), the middle of an object
    * Graph center, the vertices in a graph that minimize the maximal distance from all other vertices

[edit] Sports

    * Center (American football), a position in American and Canadian football
    * Center (Australian Rules Football), a position in AFL
    * Centre Back, a position in Association football
    * Center (basketball), a position in basketball
    * Centre forward (also known as Striker), a position in Association football and Water Polo
    * Centre (ice hockey), a position in ice hockey
    * Centre (rugby league), a position in rugby league
    * Centre (rugby union), a position in rugby union
    * Center fielder, often called "center", a position in baseball

[edit] Places

    Note that spelling differences for toponyms are not acceptable in both American and British usages, unless the place name is translated from a language not written with the Latin alphabet, or there is an unambiguous local usage pronounced very differently between American English and British English.

Place names spelled Center

    * Center, Celje, Slovenia, a neighbourhood
    * Center, Maribor, Slovenia, a district
    * Center, Colorado, United States, a city
    * Center, Indiana, United States, a town
    * Center, Jay County, Indiana, United States
    * Center, Kentucky, United States, a town
    * Center, Missouri, United States, a city
    * Center, Nebraska, United States, a city
    * Center, North Dakota, United States, a city
    * Center, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States, a town
    * Center, Portland, Oregon, United States, a neighborhood
    * Center, Rock County, Wisconsin, United States, a town
    * Center, Texas, United States, a city
    * Center, Washington

Place names spelled Centre

    * Centre, Alabama, United States, a city
    * Centre (region), an administrative region in France
    * Centre, Haiti, an administrative region
    * Centre Region, Cameroon
    * Centre Region, Burkina Faso

[edit] Arts

    * Tonic (music), in tonal music, the central or most important pitch
    * Center (music band), a famous Russian-speaking band

[edit] Education

    * Centre College, a liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky, United States

[edit] Other

    * Area Control Center, an Air Traffic Control facility covering a large region of airspace not associated with a particular airport
    * The Center, a paranormal organization in the Martin Mystery series
    * Centers (Fourth Way), a human biological, psychological and spiritual nexus of energy process, equivalent to the concept of a Chakra
    * Lathe center, used in machining operations
    * Centrism, the middle ground between the left wing and the right wing
    * Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, a New York City non-profit organization commonly known as the Center

[edit] See also

    * Center Township (disambiguation)
    * Central (disambiguation)
    * Centre Party (disambiguation)
    * The Centre (disambiguation)

Tow-N-Stow Offers Smart Towing and Storage Solution


The Tow-N-Stow, with its around 50 cubic feet of lockable, water resistant storage capacity, offers the users to tow up to 1000 lbs of substances including landscape mulch, plywood, soil, sports/camping gear, sports bikes and lawn tractors. Aside from using it as a towing cargo, it can be used as a great place for you to store your seasonal or recreational items outside the home by turning it into an upright outdoor storage unit in no time. The outer shell of this innovative design is reinforced with steel containing durable polymer using 7% post-consumer recycled material, making the unit a green product.http://www.tuvie.com

World Cup Soccer Tickets By Sherin Dsoza

Are you too planning a sports vacation to Africa to watch the Soccer World Cup? Take need, almost every soccer fan worldwide is doing exactly the same. The popularity of the game and the rush for tickets cannot be expressed in words. Therefore, it is best to plan your vacation and procure the tickets as soon as possible. Are you pondering over how and where to get your tickets from? The Internet can answer all your questions.

Limited Tickets, Limitless Craze: 2010 World Cup Soccer Tickets

A total of 3 million 2010 World Cup Soccer tickets will be available. One third of the seats will be reserved for the local South African fans, a third for international fans and one-third for the sponsors, teams and the FIFA family. More than 700,000 ticket applications from 160 countries are said to have already hit the market. The craze for the tickets of this iconic game and particularly to the 2010 World Cup needs no further emphasis.

Not only buying soccer tickets but also finding and booking an accommodation near to the game venue has become very easy online. The fastest way of purchasing soccer tickets is via the Internet. Otherwise you have to visit the venue or a ticket agency. In most cases, matches that are as popular are sold out within a few hours. However, if you go online, you are sure to find tickets at the click of the button. Most sites even allow you to choose your own seats. You can also enjoy the benefits of an online discount.

2010 World Cup Soccer Tickets and Rental Properties

Many reputed ticket booking platforms offer information about vacation rental properties near the sports venue. Avid sports travellers need not spoil their holiday mood by looking for affordable accommodations. However, it is vital that you check out tickets and accommodation properties on the right kind of website and not get caught up in fraudulent purchases.

Make sure that the website caters to a wide range of sport fans and has a good inventory of accommodation properties. It should have a secure payment gateway and mentions a customer service number at which you can call and confirm. Also look for discounts and testimonials from satisfied customers. You can contact them online to get a first-person account of the quality of service offered by the website.

Canova Dual Touch Screen Laptop Should Be Here by 2010



special picture 2010 from A lot of concept gadgets are coming up primarily to utilize the human senses. Of course the sense of touch is what is being utilized the maximum with many touch screen devices being developed. When almost every latest phone is touch screen can laptops be left behind? An Italian company V12 design has devised ‘Canova’ which is a dual LCD laptop, which is yes touch screen. Though the design is more than four years old, the company wants to take this a step further by introducing the second generation laptops of the same series. It is working on the device to support multi touch and also fit in the microphone to enable voice commands. They claim that the model should be in the market by 2010! ----http://www.tuvie.com---

2010 Free Antivirus Buyers Guide

2010 Free Antivirus Buyers Guide

BY: Charles P. Jefferies, NotebookReview.com Contributor
PUBLISHED: 12/15/2009

By Charles P. Jefferies
Introduction
Over the last several months Notebook Review looked at several free antivirus solutions -- today we compile our results in our 2010 free antivirus buyers guide and declare a winner. Read on to see which one is most worthy of your bandwidth.
Antivirus Software Solutions
The following antivirus products are participating in this review; all are available free of charge:
  • AVG 9.0 Antivirus Free
  • Avira Home Edition
  • Avast! Free Antivirus
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
How We Test
The antivirus solutions will be objectively and subjectively rated over four categories:
  • Protection
  • Ease of use
  • Performance
  • Extra features
Antivirus solutions will be given a rating for each category; higher numbers are better.
Section One: Protection
This section focuses on two components: pro-activeness and update frequency. Pro activeness is rated on how fast the application detected viruses and on how frequently and quickly the software updated itself.
Solution
Pro Activeness (0-12)
Update Frequency (0-2)
Total
AVG 9.0
5
2
7
Avira
5
1
6
Avast
12
2
14
Microsoft SE
7
2
9
Pro Activeness: Avast was significantly more proactive than the other suites, detecting and blocking all four of our test virus files before the download actually started. AVG and Avira both blocked one during download but only discovered the others after performing a system scan. Microsoft SE allowed all four to download but immediately neutralized them afterward -- scanning for them was not necessary.
Update Frequency: While all the antivirus solutions allow for manual updating, 99% of people will not do this. The free solutions we tested updated automatically only once per day. This is one area where free antivirus suites fall behind paid solutions, which update many times a day (sometimes several times per hour). Avira lost one point in this category since its updates took an unusually long time.
Section Two: Ease of Use
There are three categories in this section: Interface, simplicity, and free drawbacks; all are equally weighted. The interface rating is based on the presentation -- how well the interface is laid out and how easy is navigation. Simplicity is based on the relevance of terminology and items presented in the interface. Lastly, the free drawbacks rating is based on the inconvenience of using free antivirus, if any -- many have catches since they are free; higher points means there are less drawbacks.
Solution
Interface (0-4)
Simplicity (0-4)
Free Drawbacks (0-4)
Total
AVG 9.0
3
3
2
8
Avira
2
2
0
4
Avast
2
3
1
6
Microsoft SE
4
4
3
11
Interface and Simplicity: Microsoft SE has the best-looking interface of the bunch; essential information is clearly presented and labeled. Avast has an entirely icon-driven interface which has a learning curve but is simple to use afterward. Avira gets low marks for both simplicity and interface; it looks like something from 1998 and has puzzling terminology. AVG had a clear interface though presented more information than was necessary.
Free Drawbacks: Scores in this section varied. Microsoft received the best score in this category since its only ‘free' catch is that it requires the user to validate their copy of Windows and participate in Microsoft's information collecting SpyNet service. AVG follows closely, only receiving two points off since it tries to upsell to the paid version but does so in an indirect fashion (drop-down below the interface). Avast gets low marks since registration is required. Avira no points since it has a very annoying ‘nag' pop-up screen that tries to sell the full version; we found this to be very inconvenient.
Section Three: Performance and Efficiency
Antivirus software historically has been detrimental to performance. This category rates on two sections: Overall performance impact and scan time.
Solution
Performance Impact (0-2)
Scan Time (0-2)
Cumulative Total
AVG 9.0
2
2
4
Avira
2
1
3
Avast
2
1
3
Microsoft SE
2
0
2
Performance Impact: All of the solutions had essentially no impact on overall performance, which is very impressive and all received full scores.
Scan Time: Microsoft SE was the only true laggard coming in over one hour; AVG bested them all at 23 minutes while Avast and Avira came in at 34 and 45 minutes respectively.
Section Four: Extra Features
It is expected that free antivirus products only provide the bare essentials. The extra features category rewards an additional point to solutions that went the extra mile.
Solution
Extra Features (0-1)
AVG 9.0
1
Avira
0
Avast
1
Microsoft SE
0
We felt it fitting to give extra points to AVG and Avast since they went beyond what is normally expected. AVG provides free identity theft protection, and Avast provides a basic light firewall and a virus recovery database to keep files safe.
Conclusion
Solution
Protection
Ease of Use
Performance
Extra Features
FINAL
AVG 9.0
7
8
4
1
20
Avira
6
4
3
0
13
Avast
14
6
3
1
24
Microsoft SE
9
11
2
0
22
2010 Free Antivirus Buyers Guide Avast LogoAnd the winner is . . . Avast Free Antivirus! Avast took our top spot for several reasons. First and foremost it provides the best protection and additionally has a relatively easy to use interface. It also included several extra features, most notably its file recovery database and a light firewall. Microsoft SE comes in a close second -- while not as proactive as Avast it has the slickest interface and least amount of free drawbacks. AVG is right behind Microsoft as the second most easy-to-use solution with several useful extras including identity theft protection. Avira claims last place primarily due to its antiquated interface, confusing terminology, and annoying nag screen. Nonetheless, remember that all four products individually received our recommendation since they passed our tests.

adidas World Cup 2010 Repliqué Soccer Ball

Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #542 in Sports & Outdoors
  • Size: Large
  • Brand: adidas
  • Model: E42026
  • Released on: 2009-12-01
  • Dimensions: 2.00 pounds

Features

  • Replica of the World Cup 2010 South Africa official match ball
  • Hand-stitched soccer ball is FIFA inspected and was tested for circumference, weight, rebound and water absorption
  • Latex bladder for best rebound characteristics
  • High-quality materials and construction offer exceptional durability
  • Polyurethane construction

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com
Get World Cup fever with the adidas® World Cup 2010 South Africa Repliqué match ball. Jabulani, the name given to the official ball, means "to celebrate" in isiZulu.
The design features eight panels, bigger sweet spots, and an all-new grip 'n groove profile. The grip is enhanced with a raised micro structure to give strikers more precision, while aerodynamic grooves allow this ball cut straight through the air like an arrow. The 11 different colors on the ball represent the 11 official languages of South Africa, the 11 diverse South African communities that exist throughout the country, and the 11 players on the pitch. About adidas
The vision of company founder Adolf Dassler has long become reality, and his corporate philosophy the guiding principle for successor generations. The idea was as simple as it was brilliant. Adi Dassler’s aim was to provide every athlete with the best possible equipment. It all began in 1920, when Adi Dassler made his first shoes using the few materials available after the First World War.
The adidas name dates back to 1948, deriving from the first two syllables of Adi Dassler’s first and last name. One year later, Adi Dassler registered the Three Stripes as a trademark. After a period spanning almost 70 years, the Dassler Family withdrew from the company in 1989, and the enterprise was transformed into a corporation ("Aktiengesellschaft"). French-born Robert Louis-Dreyfus was Chairman of the Executive Board from April 1993 to March 2001. It was he who initiated adidas’ flotation on the stock market in November 1995. adidas--a name that stands for competence in all sectors of sport around the globe. Today, the adidas product range extends from shoes, apparel and accessories for basketball, soccer, fitness and training to adventure, trail and golf.

Internet Marketing Tips - Is 2010 Going to Be Any Different Than 2009? By Steven Wagenheim Platinum Quality Author

Monday, December 28, 2009

Well, we're just a week away from the New Year (as of this writing) and I am sure a lot of marketers are wondering if 2010 is going to be any different than 2009. Well, if you're looking to me to answer that question, you're looking in the wrong place. Where you should be looking is in the mirror. If you're not quite sure what I'm talking about, keep reading. This article SHOULD make things crystal clear.
Sure, there are going to be technical changes in 2010. There are ALWAYS changes. Look at 2009. Google put the clamps down on crappy landing pages, Ezine Articles cracked down on crappy articles and the FTC has declared war on scammy web sites. We saw Twitter become a major phenomenon. New methods of promotion popped up along with new products and services. Sure, those things are going to occur every year. But that's not the kind of "different" I'm talking about.
What I'm talking about is YOU. Are YOU going to be any different in 2010? More to the point...are you finally going to have the kind of success that you SHOULD have? And please, don't look to new technology or Google or the FTC to save your backside. If anything, they're only going to make things harder for you, especially if you've been playing with fire in 2009. No, you're going to have to pull yourself up by your own boot straps and get it together. But how?
Ah, sadly, that is a question that only YOU can answer as well. Everybody has a different business model and therefore a different way of doing things. If you've been using pay per click and your campaigns haven't been as profitable as you'd like, maybe you need to take a look at a few things. For starters, the product you're promoting. Is it something people really want? What about your ads? Are they written as well as they could be? Are you targeting the right keywords? Are they keywords buyers look up or are they the ones that tire kickers use?
What about if you're using article marketing to get people to your site? Is your landing page worth squat? If it's not, the greatest article in the world isn't going to do diddle. For that matter, if your resource box isn't up to snuff, nobody is ever going to hit your landing page. And naturally, your articles better be well written with a catch title that actually gets people to read it in the first place. Every little detail must be just so or your campaign is going to be derailed.
Point is, you need to go over what you're doing with a fine tooth comb and make sure you have all the T's crossed and the I's dotted. Otherwise, you're going to be throwing away time AND money that you can't afford to squander.
To YOUR Success,
Steven Wagenheim

Paper Flowers Are Forever By Jane A Morris Platinum Quality Author

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Making paper flowers can be fun for everyone from a young age into your older years and this craft is showing up again as in Victorian times. Paper flowers are only limited by ones creativity. In our world today, there seems to be very little opportunity for developing minds and talents, but there are a few people in our society that are using this art to express their own creativity and the art of making paper flowers is coming back in full force.  Paper flower making was always one of my favorite crafts as a child and it still is.
Paper flowers are not costly and can be made for any occasion. These magnificent works of art can last you a lifetime. It wasn't long ago I heard a story from a friend about how her mother a few months earlier had been going through an old chest that contained her wedding memories and she found her wedding bouquet it was a little faded and a little bit crushed but it was still was as pretty as when she had gotten married 63 years earlier. To make a long story short the flowers were made of paper.
Making paper flowers are simple to make and can be as beautiful as the ones Mother Nature has provided if not prettier because you can add glitter and shine to your paper flowers. If you want them to look more like the real thing then don't make the petals or leaves perfect every time because you want them to look unique each time as the ones in nature are not the same shape on every flower. Making your own paper flowers can be a great way to substitute for the natural expensive flower bouquets, especially since the real ones don't last more than about a week and your creations can last forever and when you do get tired of them you can recycle them which makes them eco-friendly too.
If you enjoy doing crafts, making paper flowers is only limited by your imagination. They can be made into wedding decorations, prom corsages and decorations, home décor centerpieces, package decorations, and party decorations etc. You can also add scent to your paper flowers to make a room smell good, all you need to do is add a drop of oil fragrance to a flower petal. These are only a few ways to use your artistic talent for making paper flowers.  
I also found an article on the Internet that says Chanel used paper flowers for headpieces for their models, adorned some of their garments, and also as decorations for the stairway going to the catwalk for their models. This is a very interesting fact if designers are using paper flowers in their décor then this tells me that this craft is really making a come back this year and maybe for some years to come.
You can make paper flowers with crepe paper, tissue paper, mulberry paper that is also eco friendly because it is made from the bark of the mulberry tree and does not harm the trees because it is stripped from the trees and the bark will grow back, and there are also other types of paper that you can use. They can be any color that you want them to be.  You can scent them with different scents or embellish them with a little paint or markers or you can add different types of jewels by gluing them on to the flowers.  There are many types of flowers that can be made in all different sizes and styles.
If you need thicker crepe paper or paper that is one color on one side and another color on the other side then you want to use what is called duplex paper but it may be hard to find. If you cannot find any I wrote an article on how to make duplex crepe paper and you can find the article on E-zine articles.
This may be a good year to learn how to make paper flowers they do not cost nearly as much as the real thing to decorate with and they will last a lot longer and can be used over and over again if need be and it will be you that gets the praise for how good they look since you were the one that created them. You cam make a lot of paper flowers and have them blooming all over the place, just like the real thing in the springtime.  Have fun and be creative!

Blackberry Accessories & Apps Guide


BlackBerry Themes – Blackberry Accessories & Apps Guide

If you’ve been a BlackBerry user for even a short space of time, you’ve likely heard about BlackBerry themes already, but even if you have already heard of them, you might not be fully aware of what they are, how they work, and how you can utilize them. Along with BlackBerry accessories, themes are probably the best way to customize your smartphone
When you install a theme, which is simple and easy to do, it can change the appearance of almost everything on your BlackBerry – the backgrounds, the screens, the home screen, the icons and even the menus. They work in much the same way as the theme system used on Microsoft Windows – literally one click gives a totally different look and feel.
There are plenty of great themes to choose from too. You can find them by visiting online BlackBerry accessories and applications stores, where you will find hundreds to choose. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find. They have everything from elegant and classy business themes to fun and quirky entertainment related ones. On the other hand, if you consider yourself creative, why not create your own theme?
The software (BlackBerry Theme Studio v5.0) needed to create your own theme is easy enough to use and, best of all, it’s free. All you need is some creativity and some skill with graphics software. On downloading BlackBerry Theme Studio, you’ll see that there are two products contained within the suite – BlackBerry Composer and BlackBerry Theme Builder.
The BlackBerry Composer is the graphic creation and editing part of the suite, and it’s great for helping you craft images, whether they’re static or animated. It’s a useful piece of graphic design software that has the basic features of the standard graphics packages that most people have on their computer. You can use it to create all the images for your theme, though you can import them from elsewhere should you wish to do so.
The actual designing of the theme is done within the Theme Builder. The selection and allocation of the images is done from here. As well as choosing the images, it’s where you can adjust the fonts, change the position of objects on the screen, and set what, if any, sounds and animations are used, and they when they play.
If you fancy making some extra money for yourself, and there is even the potential to make some seriously big money, then you can sell the themes that you create on BlackBerry accessories and applications stores. These online stores can also be used to get inspiration for creating themes. Browse through the list of top sellers and most sought after themes and you’ll have no shortage of ideas – you could even use them as templates for your own ones.
To summarize, if you’re someone that wants to make your BlackBerry truly your own, then installing a theme, to go along with some cool BlackBerry accessories, is the way to go.
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Who Invented The Ipod? The Complete Story By Kris Foster

The Ipod is a collection of trendy portable music players which was introduced by Apple. It was launched on October 2001. The Ipod is an amazing discovery. It has changed the way people think about music players. Music players are no more old big boxes which look really ugly. The Ipod looks better than any other music player in the market. Apple has had great success with the Ipod. The way the Ipod looks, the way it works, and the way it feels is just amazing. But who's the mastermind behind all this? Who invented the ipod? It surely must have taken a lot of brains to create such a masterpiece.
Who invented the Ipod? Why did Apple think only about a music player? Why not a revolutionary washing machine?
The answer is that all other electronic appliances had very well established markets. But nobody had tried on music players at that time. So Apple thought why not capture this market, and they have so successfully done it.
So, who actually invented the Ipod?
Jon Rubinstein with his team at Apple was given a one year's period to create the Apple Ipod. Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey were also a part of the team. They successfully completed the project and the did it. This is the team who invented the Ipod.
The Ipod is so successful that it is really difficult to rival it. Ipod has established it's name and people trust on Apple Ipod. Rather than buying unbranded music players for cheap, people try to save money and later buy an Apple Ipod. That's what I also did. To learn more about this revolutionary music player and get information about it, visit my blog dedicated to Ipods- HowToIpod.Blogspot.com
If you want more such news and fun facts about you Ipod, simply visit my blog here.

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Penggolongan Adenium

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Penggolongan Adenium

Adenium merupakan suatu genus yang berada dalam famili Apocynaceae. Jadi, adenium masih sekeluarga dengan Plumeria, Nerium, Pachypodium ataupun Allamanda

Dari berbagai literatur, diketahui bahwa ada beberapa cara penggolongan Adenium. Ada yang menganggap suatu jenis sebagai species, ada yang menganggapnya sebagai subspecies (varietas).

Menurut definisi spesies, mereka tidak bisa kawin dan menghasilkan keturunan dengan species lain, kalau bisa sangatlah sulit. Inilah yang terjadi dengan berbagai species Adenium yaitu mereka sangat sulit untuk dapat menghasilkan keturunan dari persilangan antar spesies.

Jenis-jenis tersebut antara lain:

a. Adenium obesum
b. Adenium multiflorum
c. Adenium oleifolium
d. Adenium somalense
e. Adenium swazicum
f. Adenium boehmianum
g. Adenium arabicum
h. Adenium socotranum



Adenium obesum (Desert Rose)

Ditemukan di daerah Afrika, di sebelah selatan gurun Sahara dari Senegal sampai Sudan dan juga Kenya. Warna normal bunga-nya adalah pink sampai merah. Karena ditanam dari biji, maka muncul varietas-varietas baru yang sangat beragam bentuk penampilannya, bentuk bunga, ataupun bentuk daunnya. Oleh berbagai nursery di Thailand dan Taiwan , varietas baru ini dipilih dan dikembangkan secara intensif. Varietas pilihan ini diberi nama masing-masing dan lebih banyak dikembangkan sebagai batang atas untuk grafting, sedangkan batang bawah diperoleh dari biji warna pink karena paling mudah dikembangkan biji-nya.

Tidak mempunyai masa dorman yang jelas, sehingga pertumbuhannya cukup cepat. Secara umum merupakan steril jika penyerbukan sendiri, sehingga seringkali tak terjadi penyerbukan saat tanaman tersebut sendirian.



Adenium multiflorum (sabi star)

Ditemukan di Afrika bagian selatan di sisi timur, seperti Mozambik dan Afrika Selatan bagian Timur. Tumbuh tinggi dan bercabang dengan daun yang lebar. Bonggolnya tidak membesar, tapi mempunyai batang dan akar yang membesar. Mempunyai masa dorman yang cukup panjang (lebih dari 4 bulan), saat masa itulah jenis ini akan berbunga (2-4 bulan) dengan tanpa daun.

Banyak adenium hibrida yang punya sedikit “darah” multiflorum karena bunga-nya yang memang sangat cantik. Bunganya putih dengan garis merah di pinggirnya. Namun keturunannya sering kali malas berbunga dan batangnya terlalu panjang sehingga pemilihan secara intensif terus dilakukan.


Adenium oleifolium


Ditemukan di gurun Kalahari yaitu perbatasan antara Namibia , Botswana dan Afrika selatan. Daunnya sempit, panjang dan hampir paralel di kedua sisi dengan warna mengkilap. Bunga-nya kecil tapi berbiji cukup besar. Cukup mudah untuk menumbuhkannya, sayang pertumbuhannya sangat lambat. Bonggolnya cukup kecil jika dibanding jenis lain.

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Adenium somalense

Ditemukan di Somalia selatan sampai Tanzania , dan Kenya . Ukurannya bervariasi dari kecil sampai setinggi 5m. Bunganya lebih kecil dari obesum dengan warna pink sampai merah tua. Pola strip dari pinggir menuju corong merupakan ciri khas somalense. Jenis ini biasa disilangkan dengan obesum sehingga sebagian “darahnya” terkandung dalam kebanyakan adenium hibrida saat ini.
Adenium somalense var. crispum
Jenis ini cukup beda dengan somalense asli. Tanaman ini sangat kompak dengan daun yang memanjang dan bergelombang. Perumbuhannya cukup lambat dengan bonggol yang tidak begitu membesar yang tumbuh di dalam tanah.



Adenium swazicum

Ditemukan di pesisir timur Afrika bagian selatan seperti di pesisir timur Afrika Selatan , Swaziland , dan perbatasan Afrika selatan dan Mozambik. Mempunyai bentuk daun yang sempit dan panjang dengan warna lebih muda dari kebanyakan jenis lain. Bunga-nya berwarna magenta hingga ungu muda. Jenis ini mudah berbunga dan kompak tapi sangat sulit untuk berbiji. Bisa juga digunakan sebagai pejantan untuk persilangan dengan obesum. Hibrida dari jenis ini akan rajin berbunga dibanding hibrida jenis lain. Seperti halnya obesum, memiliki masa tumbuh yang panjang jika terdapat kondisi hangat dan diberi air cukup.

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Adenium boehmianum

Ditemukan di Namibia dan Angola yaitu di sisi barat atau sisi kebalikan dari ditemukannya Swazicum. Mempunyai bunga yang serupa dengan swazicum tapi mempunyai daun yang panjang dan lebar. Jika dibandingkan dengan semua jenis adenium, daun boehmianum merupakan yang paling besar. Mempunyai masa tumbuh yang sangat pendek dan pada masa itulah muncul bunga yang lebih kecil dari bunga swazicum. Jenis ini juga hanya berdaun saat masa tumbuh tersebut, sedangkan saat dorman daunnya akan rontok. Bonggolnya sama sekali tidak membesar dan pertumbuhannya lambat.


Adenium arabicum

Ditemukan di sebelah selatan dan barat semenanjung Arab. Spesies ini mempunyai bonggol yang sangat besar bercabang banyak dengan daun yang tebal. Bunga-nya berwarna pink cerah. Jenis ini biasa ditanam dari biji untuk mendapatkan bentuk bonggol yang besar. Adenium arabicum mempunyai masa dorman yang jelas, meski ada jenis arabicum tertentu yang daunnya tidak berguguran saat dorman.

Di Thailand, sudah diadakan pemilihan sedemikian rupa sehingga muncul varietas-varietas baru dengan varietas asli biasa diberi nama Yak Saudi. Varietas baru itu antara lain: Ra Chee Ni Pan Dok (RCN), Petch Na Wang (PNW), Petch Muang Kong (PMK), Black Giant, Black Knight,Yak Kaset, Yak Lop Bu Ri, Yak Sim Bu Ri, Yak Bang Yai dan yang paling baru adalah RCN Double flower atau Tub Tim Thong Chai.



Adenium socotranum

Adenium socotranum ditemukan di Pulau Socotra Yaman (sebelah selatan semenanjung Arab). Mudah dikenali dari struktur batangnya yang menjulang yang membesar di atas permukaan tanah. Sebagian akarnya tumbuh di atas permukaan tanah sehingga membuatnya makin indah. Tanaman setinggi beberapa meter dapat mempunyai bonggol dengan diameter 2,4 m. Merupakan yang terbesar di antara jenis lain. Mempunyai bunga berwarna pink dan dua kali ukuran multiflorum.

Di Thailand sudah berkembang anakan dari jenis ini yang dinamai Thai Socotranum. Kemudian berbagai varietas baru ditemukan, antara lain: Golden Crown, Diamond Crown, Petch Ban Na, S1, dan Kao Hin Zon. Namun orang barat sering menyebut Thai Soco ini sebagai Socotranum palsu karena sebenarnya merupakan jenis Arabicum. Mana yang benar? meneketehe....http://bijiadenium.com

TOSHIBA - NB200 MINI NOTEBOOK

Fitur/Features:

TOSHIBA - NB200 MINI NOTEBOOK

    * Windows 7 Started Edition operating system
    * Intel® AtomTM N280 processor
    * 1GB DDR2 RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
    * Spacious storage with a 250GB HDD
    * 3D HDD Protection sensor
    * 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen Clear SuperView backlit LED display
    * Lightweight and very portable at only 1.18kg
    * Long-life 3-cell battery delivers up to 4 hours of productivity
    * One combo eSATA/USB Sleep-and-Charge port and two USB 2.0 ports
    * 802.11 b/g wireless, 10/100 Ethernet and Bluetooth
    * Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
    * RGB port for connecting with external displays
    * 2-in-1 Media Slot (SD, Mini SD, Micro SD, MMC)

Mini notebook ini memiliki berat 1.18 kg (sudah termasuk baterai). NB200 juga dilengkapi layar sebesar 10.1” dan memiliki resolusi sebesar 1024x600. Keyboard pada mini notebook memiliki sela diantara tombol (mirip notebook Apple). Untuk baterai, Toshiba memberikan baterai sebesar 3-cell yang mampu beroperasi selama 4 jam. Sampai saat ini, NB200 hadir dengan warna Satin Brown dan warna-warna lain akan segera menyusul seperti Snow White, Indigo Blue, dan Silky Pink.

Untuk proteksi data, NB200 hadir dengan teknologi 3D-accelerometer monitoring system. Dengan adanya teknologi ini, sistem notebook akan dapat mendeteksi adanya benturan, goncangan atau getaran. Bila terjadi benturan, sistem akan memindahkan kepala HDD dari piringan-piringan tempat data disimpan.

Untuk spesifikasi, NB200 menggunakan Intel Atom Processor N280 dengan besar 1,66 GHZ, RAM 1024 MB DDR2 SDRAM, Hardisk sebesar 160 GB. Untuk koneksi internet, mini notebook ini juga sudah dilengkapi dengan WiFi 802.11bg.

Press Release:

22 April 2009 – Toshiba Computer Systems today announced a new addition to its mini-notebook range with the launch of the new Mini NB200 – a portable, highly stylish 10.1” laptop perfectly designed to fit the modern digital lifestyle.
The Mini NB200 is the perfect device for consumers looking for a stylish and reliable PC. A selection of models are available, with consumers able to take their pick from a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom®
Processor N270, or the new, more powerful Intel® N280 Atom® Processor, offering a clock speed of 1.66GHz. Both models also feature the Intel® 945GSE graphics chipset, and offer more than enough power for browsing the internet, emailing, running basic PC applications and enjoying digital media – currently the four most popular uses for mini notebooks.

A Truly Modern Design

With Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition as standard, the Mini NB200 offers a new ultra thin platform with a striking new design, with a unique textured cover to appeal to the most style-conscious of consumers. The new, near full-size keyboard on the Mini NB200 is available with a new ‘tiled’ layout to offer cleaner look and feel.
A total of four colour options will also be available, in shades of brown, black, white and pink1 guaranteeing a design to suit any taste.
The Mini NB200 comes with a 10.1” widescreen TruBrite LED backlight display (1024×600) providing richer colours and clearer definition - perfect for browsing the internet. A standard three cell Pink edition available from Q3 2009 battery offers life of up to four hours, while an upgraded nine cell variation delivers up to nine hours life from a single charge – providing maximum working flexibility when operating away from the mains.

HDD protection

Integrated Hard Disk Drive (HDD) storage of 160GB ensures that users have extensive storage space available for multimedia content and personal documents. While the highly portable nature of mini- notebooks exposes them to the knocks and bumps that are an inevitable feature of life on the move, the Mini NB200 features a 3D-accelerometer monitoring system that detects freefalls, shocks and vibrations and protects the integrated HDD to secure against the loss of any personal data.
An integrated 0.3MP webcam provides a portable option for online video and teleconferencing, while connectivity including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) allows users to easily connect to the internet on the move. Three integrated USB 2.0 slots are also included, providing the ability to plug into any number of external peripherals.
One of the three USB ports also features Toshiba’s innovative Sleep-and-Charge technology, allowing users to charge mobile phones and personal media players, even when the mini NB200 is turned off.
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba ensures that all laptops are RoHS-compliant, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. The new Toshiba mini NB200 is ENERGY STAR® 5.0 ready2.

Specifications:

Processor type : Intel® Atom™ processor N280
clock speed : 1.66 GHz
Front Side Bus : 667 MHz
2nd level cache : 512 KB
Operating system
Genuine Windows® XP Home 32-bit Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
Design Colour colour : Satin Brown
System memory standard : 1,024 MB
maximum expandability : 2,048 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)
Hard disk capacity : 160 GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.
drive rotation : 5,400 rpm
Display size : 10.1 "
type : Toshiba TruBrite® WSVGA TFT display with LED backlight
internal resolution : 1,024 x 600
Graphics adapter manufacturer : Intel®
type : Mobile Intel® GMA 950
memory : up to 224 MB total available graphics memory with 512 MB system memory
memory type : shared
Internal video modes  
Max External Video Modes Max Resolution : 1,600 x 1,200
Max Refresh Rate : 85 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200
Interfaces 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-45
1 x external microphone
1 x built-in microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
3 (Left 1, Right 2) x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 x integrated VGA Web Camera
1 x 2-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD™ Cards up to 16 GB and MultiMedia Card™ up to 2 GB)
Expansion 1 x memory slot
Wireless communication Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology : Fast Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Sound system supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in speaker
Keyboard keys : 86
Windows keys : Yes
Pointing device type : Touch Pad
Battery technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : up to 9h05min (Mobile Mark™ 2007)
AC adaptor input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Physical dimensions W x D x H : 263 x 211.5 x 25.4 (front) / 32.25 (rear) mm
weight : starting at 1.33 kg
Warranty 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Bundled hardware AC adaptor
Bundled software* Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba User's Manual
McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial)
Google Toolbar
Google Picasa
ConfigFree™
Toshiba utilities and drivers
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba EasyMedia McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition
USB Sleep-and-Charge
Smart Display Support
Built-in camera & microphone
Diversity Antenna
Integrated Bridge Media Adapter
Toshiba ConfigFree™
Security features slot for Kensington Cable Lock
user password
supervisor password
HDD password on request
Special features SM BIOS compliant
integrated microphone for Voice over IP
ENERGY STAR qualified computer
integrated VGA Web Camera for Video over IP
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
HD Audio support
Certification This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking.

BLACKBERRY - CURVE 8520 GEMINI



Fitur/Features:

BLACKBERRY - CURVE 8520 GEMINI

Email & Text Messaging

    * Multiple Email Account Integration
      Take your email with you. Add up to 10 supported personal and work email addresses to your BlackBerry® smartphone. Each mailbox is automatically updated whenever you send, delete, file or read messages on your smartphone.
    * Personal/Web-Based Email Access
      Enjoy the convenience of automatic, push delivery and mailbox synchronization with the most popular Internet-based email accounts on your BlackBerry smartphone. Whether you prefer AOL® Mail, Windows Live™ Hotmail, Google Mail™ or Yahoo!® Mail, enjoy free, on-the-go access to your web mail.
    * Push-delivery Technology
      Messages are delivered automatically to your smartphone and you can be notified as soon as they arrive. So you can stay on top of things, whether you’re in between meetings, out for drinks, taking a jog or catching a ride home.
    * Attachment Viewing
      There’s no need to wait until you’re at your desk to open attachments. Whether it’s a picture from last weekend’s party or an important presentation from a co-worker, you can open popular document and graphic attachments on the spot.
    * Text Messages (SMS and MMS)
      Communicate on the go with contacts who are using phones or other mobile devices that support SMS or MMS1. Last-minute change of plans? Fire off a quick text message to keep everyone up-to-speed.

Instant Messaging

Take your instant messaging with you. Instant messaging (IM) applications on BlackBerry® smartphones1 keep you in touch with your IM contacts—no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
Enjoy many of the instant messaging features you already enjoy on your computer on your BlackBerry smartphone, including:

    * A familiar user interface
    * Availability status
    * Contact access and management
    * Notifications to tell you when you receive a new message
    * Emoticons that help you express yourself

Phone

BlackBerry® smartphones deliver a superior voice experience, with top-of-the-line phone features1, including:

    * Built-in speakerphone – Perfect for hands-free calls and convenient conference calls.
    * Voice Activated Dialing (VAD) - Just say the word to initiate a call with anyone in your contact list. Plus, you can use VAD along with the built-in speakerphone or with a Bluetooth® headset for hands-free dialing.
    * Polyphonic and mp3 ringtones – Personalize your device with downloaded ringtones, or create your own from songs stored on your smartphone
    * Conference calling – Easily initiate a call with multiple people at once.
    * Voicemail attachment playback – Listen to your voicemail attachments in mp3 format.
    * Bluetooth enabled – Enjoy hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits.

Browser

The BlackBerry® Browser is designed to deliver on-the-go Internet service that can keep up with your busy life.

On-the-go Internet Access
Browse the full Web when and where you want it on your BlackBerry® smartphone.1

    * Search for the information you need using Google, Yahoo!® and many more
    * Access your favorite sites for news, sports, weather and entertainment updates
    * Set bookmarks and view your history
    * Click a link in email to launch a website
    * Get maps and directions
    * Set up RSS feeds

Mobile Streaming
Access videos, music or even sports and news clips from supported mobile streaming websites.2 The built-in mobile streaming capabilities and Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry smartphones are designed so that you can watch online videos or listen to streamed music broadcasts.
Streaming content currently supported varies by service provider and device, but includes XM Radio, MobiTV and YouTube™.

Organizer

The organizer included with your BlackBerry® smartphone provides the tools you need to stay on top of your day.

    * Calendar - Manage and schedule appointments while you're on the go
    * Address Book - Access all your important contact information wherever you are
    * Task List - Add, edit and delete tasks. Also mark tasks as complete while you're away from your desk
    * MemoPad - Compose, edit and delete important notes and memos anywhere
    * Calculator - Perform basic mathematical operations and conversions wherever you are

Synchronizing
BlackBerry smartphones synchronize with many popular desktop organizer packages. For a list of supported software, refer to the system requirements for your version of BlackBerry® Desktop Software .

Camera & Video Recording

Just snap or record and send.
The BlackBerry® Curve™ and BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphones feature a built-in camera, so you can capture the moment and share the pictures with your friends, family and contacts right away, via email or MMS1.

You get:

    * Digital zoom
    * Built-in flash
    * 1.3MP or 2.0MP2
    * Self-portrait mirror

Manage and share your pictures & videos
Transfer pictures and videos between your smartphone and your desktop computer easily using the USB cable that comes with the smartphone, or via Bluetooth technology. The Roxio® Media Manager lets you drag and drop your files from your smartphone to your computer.

Media Player

With the media player included on BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone, the BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphones; the BlackBerry® Curve™ and BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones, the fun goes with you.

    * Play video and music files in vivid color and rich sound
    * Use wireless Bluetooth® stereo headphones or speakers to enjoy your music
    * Shuffle your songs or enjoy your favorite playlist while you reply to messages
    * Watch a news or sports clip while catching the train to work

Quickly Transfer Music and Videos
You can use the Roxio® Media Manager for BlackBerry® smartphones for quick CD ripping, converting and transferring your music and video files to your smartphone.

All the Storage You Need
BlackBerry smartphones with a media player also allow you to use a microSD card for expandable storage, so you have the extra room you need for all your media files.

Specifications:

Wireless Networks

    * Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    * Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz EDGE networks

Wi-Fi

    * 802.11b/g enabled
    * Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM
    * WMM Power Save planned
    * Cisco CCX Certification planned
    * Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
    * Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Service
    * Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
    * Support for UMA/GMA

Bluetooth

    * Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR
    * Headset (HSP), 3.5mm Headset Capable
    * Handsfree (HSF)
    * Serial Port Profile
    * SIM Access Profile
    * Dial Up Networking (DUN)
    * Stereo Profile (A2DP)
    * A/V Remote Control Target (AVRCP)

Display

    * Clear, high-resolution display
    * Transmisive TFT MCD
    * 320x240 pixel screen
    * Displays over 65,000 colors
    * 2.46" (diagonally measured)

Camera & Video Recording

    * 2.0 MP camera
    * 5X digital zoom
    * Video Camera Recording:
      Normal Mode (320x240 pixel),MMS Mode (176x144 pixel)

Data Input & Navigation

    * 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
    * Dedicated Keys: Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume
    * Media Keys: Play/Pause/Mute, Back, Forward
    * Trackpad - Located on the front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left.
    * Intuitive icons and menus

Media Player

    * Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
    * Audio format support: AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC
    * Picture Format Support: bmp, jpg, png, tif, wbmp

Ringtones & Notifications

    * Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
    * User configurable notification options
    * 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3

Security

    * Password protection
    * Screen lock
    * Sleep mode

Size and Weight

    * Height: 4.29 inches (109 mm)
    * Width: 2.36 inches (60 mm)
    * Depth: 0.54 inches (13.9 mm)
    * Weight: 3.73 ounces (106 grams)

Battery & Battery Life

    * Battery: 1150 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
    * Talk Time: 4.5 hours
    * Standby Time: 17 da

The tech year in photos

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Some stories are best told with pictures, and many of the big tech stories of 2009 were no exception.

This year, our photographer and team of camera-wielding reporters went on location to capture not only the details of tech news stories, but also the sights and sounds of the places they happened and the people behind them. As the year--and the decade--come to a close, we look back at some of the more memorable images from CNET in 2009.

Once again, the year kicked off with lots of Apple news coming from Macworld in San Francisco, where we were introduced to an updated 17-inch MacBook Pro, iPhoto updates, and DRM-free songs in iTunes. Rumors of an iPhone Nano failed to pan out.

Eventually, of course, we did see the emergence of Apple's newest iPhone, the iPhone 3GS, and later in the year the launch of T-Mobile's Google Android-based phone, the MyTouch, a lesser-known phone that nevertheless launched with great fanfare.

Hacker communities continued to delve into the do-it-yourself world and rework systems, a theme closely connected to the tech industry. Newly opened spaces like the Noisebridge Hacker Space in San Francisco and the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, Calif., invited us in to take a look at their headquarters dedicated to breaking things down and rebuilding them.

Once again, tinkerers and creative types gathered for the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. The DIY entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the Silicon Valley high-tech industry has roots in Halted, the electronics surplus store where engineers have shopped for computer parts to build their projects over the years.

Facebook outgrew its space and moved to bigger digs in Palo Alto, Calif., and we took a look inside their offices, as well.

Communities came together to educate, recycle, and reuse technology at Oakland's Technology Exchange West, and as green tech and sustainability continued market growth in 2009, the Bay Area showcased some innovative energy projects, including the integration of solar power into municipal transportation projects and a unique program to compost food scraps into methane to generate power for local water treatment facilities.

The health care industry is another that took center stage in 2009, and Kaiser Permanente showed CNET some of the steps it's taking to modernize health and medicine to provide better treatment as we toured their Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center in San Leandro, Calif.

We also took a look at some of the more forward-thinking innovations NASA explored over the course of the year, including aerospace diagnostic testing inside the world's largest wind tunnel and the Vertical Motion Simulator, at which NASA is currently developing the next generation lunar landers.

Space exploration, always on the forefront of technological innovation, is constantly evolving, and CNET visited the Marscape at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., where scientists are busy playing around with the hardware and software that will one day become our eyes and ears in space.

Learning from the fusion ignition of the sun, the Nation Ignition Facility invited us to take a look at the world's largest laser facility. Back on Earth, NOAA announced a five-year educational partnership that will use cutting-edge technology aboard the Okeanos Explorer to bring the excitement of deep-sea discovery to a wider audience.

The tech world wasn't all science in 2009. We had fun too. At the E3 game expo, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts shared their visions for the future of gaming. Back in the Bay Area, musicians got busy applying technology to their acts.

The band 0th used video-teleconferencing program Skype to give cross-continental live performances, and Ben Lewry at Visionary Instruments in Oakland, Calif., embedded video screens into custom guitars for a whole new multimedia on-stage performance.

For our annual Road Trip feature, traveling reporter Daniel Terdiman toured the West and the Great Plains states. Along the way, he explored Cheyenne Mountain, the underground station known as "America's Fortress" and that houses NORAD, Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command, the National Security Agency, and other defense agencies; saw a former Wyoming coal mine that has been reclaimed and turned into a huge wind farm; trekked to the Utah Earthworks, the late Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty and his wife Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels; and was the first reporter to see the completed solid rocket booster designed for future missions to the moon--and maybe Mars.

--James Martin

3 Favorites to Win the 2010 World Cup

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


3 Favorites to Win the 2010 World Cup
The World Cup is a worldwide event. The process leading up the 2010 World Cup started in August 2007 and finished in November 2009. During this time there were over 2,337 goals scored and 848 matches. In the end, the series of tournaments held by the six FIFA confederations covered the globe. The AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America), CONMEBOL (South America), OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) provided for the opportunity for 32 teams to play for the Cup; this is out of 204 teams that entered the qualification process. The only exception is the South African team that automatically qualifies as the host of the World Cup.
Out of these 32 teams, there are three favorites who are best poised to win it all.
Argentina - Leo Messi simply put is the best player in the world. While his stature is small, his play is massive. Argentina also has the best defensive midfielder in the world. Javier Mascherano is athletic and can read the field as good as anyone in the world. Another key piece of the puzzle is their coach. He understands how to win and has proven that over and over.
Italy - There is arrogance about that team, but it seems to work for them. They typically play down to their competition until the later stages of the Cup. They seem to need pressure and the threat of elimination before they play their best and up to their potential. There are four players who are crucial to Italy raising the Italian flag in victory. These include Rossi, Chiellini, Balotelli and De Rossi. If these four step up, the Italian flag will be hanging on the rafters.
Germany - This team is about team chemistry. They play efficient futbol and know how to leverage each teammate's gifts and skills. There are several players who are important to their team including Ballack, Podolski and Schweinsteiger.
Kevin Dare is an American excited that the US has qualified for the World Cup. Kevin is a freelance writer whose interests are soccer, Vexillology including buying US Flag and Italian Flag.

Champions League Draw

Champions League Draw

Funeral Flowers, II


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Since funerals are a time of mourning, funeral flower arrangements are different from other kinds of flower arrangements. If tradition is to be followed, it is advised that only certain kinds of flower arrangements should be sent to the mourning family of the person who passed away.
There are different kinds of floral arrangements that are used in funerals. Sprays are used as displays over the casket. Crosses and wreaths are used as freestanding displays which are placed around the room where the casket is located. These kinds of flower arrangements are not usually used outside the funeral homes. It is not advisable to send these kinds of flower arrangements to private homes or residences.
There are different varieties of flower types that are used for any kind of funeral flower arrangement. The most common and traditionally used flowers are roses and carnations. These are a favorite because they set a much serious tone compared to other flowers.
Other flowers that are used or mixed with roses and carnations are lilies, gerbera daisies, delphiniums, and asters. These flowers are added to the traditional rose or carnation to make arrangements that help lighten the mood due to their diversity in size and color. These flowers add a more vibrant and positive ambience for a loved one’s passing.
To ensure an organized display of flower arrangements, it is recommended that funeral flower packages be ordered. These flower packages can include matching groups of sprays, pedestal arrangements, and casket lid arrangements. With a diverse selection of flowers available, it’s easy to find flowers that fit the mood of the funeral, which can be based on the personality and the life achievements of the one who has passed away.
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Review of 32GB iPod Touch For Sale - Apple's 3rd Generation Music Player is Beyond Words


Cheap Televisions


If you are looking for a new LCD television, or a plasma TV, then you will need to know where and how to find the best prices for your purchase. There are many suppliers of cheap LCD televisions and plasma TVs available. You can also choose from many different brands that are supplied on today's market. To find the best bargains around, you may want to look at the offerings that are online too.
If you buy your television from a store, you will be able to compare the many different companies that supply TVs today. Stores present all of the different brands side by side, so you will know which TVs offer the best picture quality for your needs. When you are looking at the many options available in the stores, you should be sure to analyze the clarity and definition of each TV. Then, you can choose the TV that offers the best experience to meet the requirements you have for your TV.
To find exceptional bargains, you may want to look at the offerings available online. Online retailers often have very good selections and more options to choose from than local stores. If you are looking for the cheapest TVs around, then you might want to check out the retailers who supply refurbished TVs. These TVs might be slightly older than the models sold in your local stores, but they will be available for much cheaper prices than you can find anywhere else. To buy the best deals on today's market, you should look into the models that are not well known. These models often have many of the same qualities of the higher priced televisions, but are provided at decent prices.
By purchasing your TV from a manufacturer who is not well known or well advertised, you can acquire your new TV at a deep discount. These deep discounts open the luxury TV market to people who would not ordinarily be able to buy TVs of this quality. These TVs may not offer statistics that are as good as the luxury brands found in your local stores though. Many people who have a great deal of experience with the television market believe these televisions provide a viewing experience that is practically comparable to the luxury brands offered today. The type of experience you have with these televisions can also depend on the type of use you subject them to.
These cheaper models are often perfect solutions for people who desire to use their TV for basic activities. Many people report that these televisions offer an excellent experience when the display settings are optimized for the type of use they are using the TV for.
If you desire to use your TV for high definition pictures, you should probably invest into a slightly more expensive television to receive a higher quality picture from your purchase.
The main difference between the cheaper televisions and the more expensive versions is generally found in the resolution and in the refresh rates. The more expensive televisions will produce a picture with more clarity, but the lower priced televisions often offer resolution capabilities that are sufficient for most general uses.
Cheap LCD televisions and plasma TVs only slightly differ from the more expensive versions on the market today. The average person usually can't notice the difference between the televisions, but users with more experience may be able to see differences in the clarity of the more expensive brands. Most users find the cheaper versions to provide a display of exceptional quality, even though the brand of the TV is not well known.

Mini LCD Screen


More and more people seem to be interested in the mini LCD screens. Maybe they want to in their car or maybe they just want it in their bag to watch if they take a break, whatever the reason these mini LCD screens seems to be getting more and more popular.
You can pretty much expect the quality to be about the same as the LCD screen that you have at home. If you don't have one it will be even better than you tube TV at home. And the screen is looks very good even in broad day light. Another big plus is that it does not take allot of people so it is ideal to take anywhere. In fact the LCD power consumption has drastically reduced throughout the years and even the bigger screens do not take much power. The refresh rate is fast and won't be noticed at all.
One other big reason some people love these mini lcd screens is that they work at all altitudes, this makes them ideal for the people that fly allot in planes that does not have TV's. LCD is not the only mini screen it has a competitor, there is also Plasma mini screens but they don't come close to the LCD as they need more power have altitude problems. With hundred and sixty to hundred and seventy five percent viewing range this screen can easily be watched by more than one person.
Mini LCD screens also come in HD meaning that you have exceptional quality; you can watch blue ray movies at their full potential anywhere. Most LCD monitors come with 2 speakers that makes this even more comfortable. But I would recommend getting headphones if you are going to use it in a plane. Big LCD's sometimes cost a fortune but you can pick up these mini lcd screens without having to spend all your money these days. Because these screens are so small they almost seem to have better quality than the big LCD TV's.
Because the screen is LCD and not Plasma you never ever have to worry about image burns as you might have the pause the unit for long periods of time. Responsiveness has also dramatically increased for these mini lcd screen in the recent years and is instant now. One can even pick up a LCD photo screen that looks exactly like a normal photo until it changes. This way allot of space can be saved. The most popular ratio seems to be a thousand by one.
These mini lcd screen can last sixty thousand hours and if they are over than a simple replacement can be made to fix the screen. Because of all this Mini LCD screens tend to the in thing these days I even see people on the bus that watch TV while they are on their way to work. Be sure to check all of these mini screens before making a decision as there are lots of them out there.
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