mardi 19 août 2008

Canadian Coin

The Royal Mint of Canada on Thursday issued a gold coin weighing 100 kg and the nominal value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($ 904.03 thousand).
For the first time in world practice, it is made of pure gold, 99999 samples. On the obverse, as on all Canadian coins, placed an image of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain work known Canadian sculptor Susanna Blunt (Susanna Blunt), while the reverse - an image with the three branches of maple leaves work senior Mint engraver Stena Witt (Stan Witten). Coin is called "Golden Maple leaf."

So far, the largest gold coin was considered to be published in 2004 in Austria a circulation of 15 pieces coin "Big Phil" - a gold coin, weighing 31 kg nominal value of 100 thousand euros, so named in honor of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Here you can find how
to Grade Coins Using the Coin Grading Scale article.

Along with "The gold maple leaf", weighing 100 kg (3215 troy ounces), the Canadian Mint produces gold coin "Maple Leaf", weighing a troy ounce, and having a nominal 200 Canadian dollars. Coin is made of metal the same high sample.

With the help of new coins Government is going to return the Canadian leader, who in recent years have been lost due to stiff competition from mints from Austria, Australia, the USA and China.

After the 1979 gold coin "Maple leaf" surpassed by the popularity of the South African coin, but now large share of the market gold coins seized the Chinese "Pandas" (coins with the image of pandas (sometimes with young) on the obverse and reverse at the Temple of Heaven, weighing between 1 / 20 to one troy ounce), Australian pieces (gold coins, kangaroos, australian parrots, weighing between 1 / 20 ounce to one ounce, the nominal value of 5 to 100 Australian dollars) and American "buffalo" (a nominal value of a coin $ 50, weighing 1 ounce, depicting bison).

The new 100 - kg "Golden Maple leaf" would be used primarily for promotional purposes within Canada and abroad for activities relating to the sale of rare metals.

lundi 18 août 2008

Choosing Soccer Gear

Leather is yesterday!

Some manufacturers engaged in the production of balls, long ago renounced the leather. And did not withstood competition from synthetics. All current model balls like Mitre, Select, Derbystar, Adidas and Nike are made of textile leather. In an age of widespread implentetion of new technologies, it was difficult to expect that retain the traditional conservative football equipment and gear. But this is not a tribute to fashion. I think balls of polymers surpass leather on all indicators. There are several objective characteristics, which can distinguish good ball from bad one and a very good - from the middle good. Primarily, of course, its strength. Not at the last spot is the ability to push off the moisture and keep the form - always remain round. Experts argue that the leather ball after first falling into the water and drying is deformed. If using scientific terminology, it will sound like: skin does not have the parameters of recovery form. This could in due course, make sure each of us. Dried after the game on the rain after the ball seemingly precise passing game could fly or jump of land at the mysterious trajectory. How many times that he put to a standstill and partners and rivals.

How to select soccer gear ...

Choosing the ball, first of all check how well the ball is inflated. Properly inflated ball released from a man tall height should jump half of the released height. An easier way: Lift the ball at head level and release. Good inflated ball will reach your belt. Then check the nipple. You can do this as follows: saliva put a finger on the nipple and make sure there is no bubbles. Make sure to check how the ball straight. This requires throw the banana ball vertically upwards (with its turning around the axis). Look whether he pulled in flight from side to side. If so, the ball is curve. Choosing the ball do not hurry. Check five to ten balls, it will allow you to verify the accuracy of the choice. A new type of soccer balls is composite soccer balls .

To serve longer

The ball served a longer time, if you follow simple rules, which, it turned out, few respects. In the first step would be to closely monitor the pressure: it must be from 0.7 to 1.00 atmosphere. Training balls pumped in the range of 0.6 to 0.7 atmosphere. And after the game should be lower than the ball to ease tension at the seams and panels. They should go and, accordingly, to restore the form. If they all keep time in voltage, they lose elasticity, pull in SELinux. The ball, which is constantly floated, wear out more quickly. Unfortunately, that many do not even think in professional clubs. When the ball is under low temperatures its need to make frost on the dry, and after the game and thoroughly wipe put sushi in a warm place. On its surface pores and is microdamages that appear after the strikes. If the ball put frost moist, microdamages accumulated in the water turns into ice, expanding, growing rift, and is in the process of destruction covering.

How to select soccer equipment

The ball of bad quality can cost less than the retail 20-25 dollars. And do not skimp on it and spend 40-45 dollars. Only no need to buy cheap "smuggling from Pakistan." In India and Pakistan now produces 95 percent of all balls manufactured in the world. Cheap forgery sew by hand almost every Pakistani village, which brought Fur graft. Qualitative same balls produce ibid., but in factories where working class masters. Working by hand, one can master the day, at best, sew two expensive ball. Factories also take orders only from the party at 20000 and more balls. As already is cheap and qualitative smuggling! Someone will think: instead of buying several pairs of good balls on 8-9 dollars each. But such people should think hard, because such a ball in the best case is suitable for children to play. Anyone who wants to receive pleasure from the game, should prefer balls at least 20 dollars.

Match balls - not to play in the yard

Professional and match balls (as, indeed, and all others except rubber) are intended solely for the game at the grassy lawn. In addition to the strength of Water-resistant and control they should be more clearly visible to players and cameras, so they have a special coating. On the field its hard abrasive quickly, and the ball loses its features. Keep in mind that even at a good coverage of the ball quickly loses attractive appearance. So what's the play on the ground? Ball is not suitable for the game on asphalt. There simply will not do. Representatives of manufacturers companies reasonably ask "Why play on asphalt? Who plays on the pavement?" We have played if there's nowhere. But in this case do not need balls to require some supernatural strength. No ball games on asphalt not endure.

There are some unnamed models, which are sold in underground crossings at a price of $ 5 per piece. Among them could get the ball - attraction, who will live and year, and two. But this miracle, repeat with another ball which is unlikely to succeed. By the way, we still love to play football in the frost. We are probably the only country in the world where chasing the ball at below 50 degrees. But it must be remembered that no firm does not produce balls, specifically at such low temperatures.

dimanche 17 août 2008


Surfing - is skating in the wake of the application of technical means: surfboards different format or short flippers and special gloves (body surfing).

There are surfing on long boards, short boards, tow-in surfing (boards fitted with loops for legs and so small that for their withdrawal at sliding with waves used for towing, for example, water bikes) , Bugibording (surfing in the situation lying at the brief mild blackboard), body surfing (as used by the body surface sliding surfer, short flippers on the legs and a special glove on the hand, giving the opportunity to raise its head.


Windsurfing - water kind of entertainment and sports, using special equipment in the form of small size light boards of the floating material. Classified driven sail, connected by a flexible hinge. This shell also known as windsurfing, or "sailing board".

Windsurfing can be seen as a hybrid of sailing and surfing itself. In a simplified sense, board sailing yacht similar to a small but important distinction: management is not driving, but by tilting the mast with a sail, and while driving in gliding mode and inclination to combine my own boards from board to board. The thing is that standing on a board and sail for holding a stick called vang, arrange sail on the wind in such a way that sails appeared on the strength of traction. The force, acting on the sail, the board is transmitted not only through reliance mast, but also through the feet of a surfer, resulting in a design movement. Management board sailing at the rate being offset sail forward or backward along the boards.

Athletes on the board - windsurfers - can slide on the smooth water of arbitrarily long if there is wind. They can also cut big waves until caving, and make jumps. Windsurfing - multifaceted sport: depending on the affiliation rights, one he can give slowly slipping on the water, combined with recreational in nature; for others can be explosive adrenaline sports. As is typical for modern windsurfing, it often becomes a lifestyle as a means of infinite improvement and self-expression rights.
If you want to start surfing, the thing is to pick the right board. Don't hesitate to read how to choose a surfboard for beginners articles.

Windsurfing is usually already possible under any force wind, different from zero, skiing can be divided into two main types - in gliding mode and displacement. In displacement mode board supported afloat by Archimedes force, and in gliding through the lift force to tire the flow. Gliding mode more difficult to master and to withdraw freeride board at gliding usually required quite a strong wind while the modern "formula" could glide already with the weaker wind.

samedi 16 août 2008

Baby Carrier

My wife asked for a new baby stroller, so we found a good lightweight carrier here.

mercredi 13 août 2008

Snare Drum

I need to choose a new snare drum for myself. This site helped drum sets reviews.
If you don't know whats Snare Drum go
Wikipedia Snare Drum