Brazil Wins Olympic Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro

The Olympic Committee has chosen Brazil as the host country for the 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil is one of the future bright stars of the world as it has economically grown strong, and will one day be among the top nations. Brazil has also been very careful not to burn bridges with the United States, while making friends with Russia, China, India and trading with EU nations, all of Latin America, as well as Australia, Canada and some of the African Nations. Brazil has been a great Global Community team player, and I feel a very good choice.

The competition was tough during this contest to determine the 2016 Olympic Games. Tokyo, Japan and Chicago, United States appeared to be favorites early on, but were knocked out, as the Olympic Committee made its choices going into round two. As you know both Michelle and Barack Obama, along with their very good friend Oprah personally lobbied and promised that if Chicago was picked, it would have the full backing of the American People and US Government.

Brazil is a great country, it's people have always been our friends here in the USA, and they've always been gracious with international sporting events, especially soccer. When the announcement finally came through the newswire; "Brazil Wins Olympic Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro," everyone smiled and said; good choice. Indeed, it was a great choice, and I for one am unfortunately disappointed that the US did not win this time, but very happy to see such a describing nation will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games! Please consider all this. …

Kids’ Puzzle Games

Kids’ puzzle games are designed for learning and problem-solving by using primary pattern recognition, sequence solving, and logic. An effective medium of early childhood education, these games help kids in developing their reading, writing, problem-solving and coordinating skills. Puzzle games with pictures can be helpful in teaching kids to recognize colors and letters and games involving insertion of pieces help kids develop the muscles used for writing.

Kids can either play these games individually or with help of adults or other kids. Proper care should be taken in choosing kids’ puzzle games suitable for their abilities and ages. Toddlers are comfortable with three- to four-piece wooden puzzles, whereas two-year olds enjoy piece-fitting puzzles. The number of pieces in puzzles keeps increasing with age, while the size of the pieces are typically larger for younger kids. School-age kids can work on complex fifty- to one-hundred-piece games. Kids’ puzzle games may include nursery rhymes or scenes from storybooks. These puzzles can also be used for formal learning, as they provide a useful means to the teachers to assess a child’s development in terms of speech, movement, and concentration. Damaged puzzles or puzzles with missing pieces should be weeded out as they invariably frustrate the child.

Kids’ puzzle games can also be created at home by mounting pictures on cardboard and cutting them into large pieces. Kids can use scissors to cut pictures from magazines and devise their own puzzle games.

Some of the popular kids’ puzzle games are alphabet and number puzzles, world map puzzles, travel floor puzzles, basic jigsaw puzzles, slide puzzles, and maps of the USA floor puzzles. Kids’ puzzle games provide a perfect mix of fun and education for kids.…

8 Reasons to Avoid Extreme Sports

People advertise extreme sport events and courses like it’s something safe and cool you want to do. Ha! But it’s not! It’s not like learning to play chess or watching a cool movie, not at all.

Here is why:

1. You can get injured or die.

It may sound very convincing that the rate of people who die in car accidents is higher than the rate of those who die from parachute jump. But no matter what stats they show you, the truth is one – you can die or at least get seriously injured when practicing extreme sports. It happens all the time.

And you know of course, those who don’t do such stupid things live forever.

2. It will cost you money.

Every extreme sport requires some equipment. For some sports like skateboarding it’s cheaper, for some like scuba diving it’s more expensive – but without exception, practicing extreme sports will cost some of your hard earned money.

Isn’t it much better idea to spend your money on fashion branded t-shirts or cool tech gadgets?

3. It takes time.

More often than not practicing an extreme sport requires you to go to a special place somewhere (water, mountain, hill). It takes time to get there, it takes time to practice, it takes time to get back home, it takes time to take rest. Sometimes the extreme sport can occupy all your free time.

Isn’t this sad? You could use this time for such great activities like playing video games instead.

4. Your career may suffer.

The extreme sport will not only occupy your time – it will occupy your brain too. You will think about it, about the good time, about the next good time you’ll do it. This often kills motivation at work and makes you only wait till the end of the work day.

It’s so much better to be a good employee, grow in career and get good stable salary!

5. You may fall in love.

There are two ways you may fall in love – first, you may, and most probably will, fall in love with the extreme sport you are doing. This is so bad because of the reason already mentioned. Second, you may fall in love with some of your partners, a trainer or instructor.

What an uncomfortable situation, it’s much better to stay in your comfort zone and avoid falling in love with crazy things.

6. You will feel bad at the times when you can’t practice.

You’ll miss your extreme sport when you are at work, when you are far away from appropriate place, when you have no time or money, when the weather is not good… You’ll miss it all the time. And missing something hurts, believe me.

Life is a lot more painless when you have nothing to miss and nothing to lose, isn’t it?

7. Your old friends will think you are crazy.

I bet they will. Imagine how they’ll look at you when you tell them …

The Nintendo DSi – A Summary of Technical Improvements Over the DS Lite

The Nintendo DSi is the third incarnation of the popular series of Nintendo handheld gaming devices. The original Nintendo DS was lauchched in 2004 with its successor, the DS Lite, launching in 2006. The DSi is, at the time of writing, only available in Japan where it was launched in October 2008. It is expected to be released in US and Europe around May 2009. The DSi introduces a number of technical improvements over its predecessor the DS Lite. The purpose of this article is to summarize these improvements to enable the reader to decide whether the new Nintendo DSi fulfills their requirements.

The first improvement to greet the user is the DSi's thinner casing. It is 2.6mm or around 12% thinner than the DS Lite. This is in part achieved by the removal of the GameBoy Advance cartridge slot found on the DS Lite, thus eliminating the new units backward compatibility with such games.

The second major visual enhancement is the larger dual 3.25 inch LCD screens compared to the 3 inch screens in the DS Lite. Despite the larger screens the DSi still retains the same case width and height of the DS Lite. Whilst the new screens represent a 17% greater visual area the downside is a reduction in battery life from around 19 hours down to 14 hours at the lowest screen brightness setting. The new screens also have five brightness levels of adjustment compared to the previous four. The bottom screen is still a touch screen as per the previous generation unit.

Sound is another area of ​​improvement for the DSi. The unit boasts improved speakers over the DS Lite although until the units can be directly compared we can not speculate on how big a difference to sound quality the improvements make. The DSi now includes an mp3 music player as standard using the new integrated SD card slot as a source. The music must be in AAC format to be recognized by the unit.

The new unit features cameras for the first time on a Nintendo handheld device. The DSi incorporates two, one on the hinge between the screens (facing the user) and one on the outside of the casing. New software on the DSi allows users to manipulate photos in real time, although it is clear the cameras are included more as a fun accessory than for serious photography as they are only of 0.3 mega pixel resolution.

Nintendo has also made a raft of improvements under the skin of the DSi. The main processor is still an ARM9 model but now running at 133MHz, twice the speed of the 67MHz DS Lite unit. The co-processor is still an ARM7 unit running at 33MHz. The DSi now boasts 16MB of RAM memory (compared with 4MB in the Lite) and 256MB of internal storage memory. The 802.11 wireless connection is transported over from the old unit, albeit with speed improvements made when used with DSi specific software bought from the DSi shop (see …

Online Typing Games For Kids – Kids Typing Games

Many of us would agree that online typing games is an excellent tool to train our kids to familiarize themselves with computer keyboards.

In order to improve kids' typing skill, it is imperative for them to familiarize with keyboard so that they know the position of each key when they are typing.

One of the main purpose of online typing games is to entertain kids when they are learning how to type fluidly. Therefore, many typing games are designed and developed with interactive features so that kids would not be bored with traditional typing lessons.

Why is it so important for kids to pick up typing skill at their early age? It is because with the frequent use of computer keyboards, it is no doubt important for them to know how to type without having to look at the keyboard.

If kids are trained to type as early as possible, they would not have problem using computer keyboard to type when they are required to operate computer program.

Nowadays, it is not uncommon that most of the school assignments are done using computer. If they can not type with reasonable speed and accuracy, they would have difficulty to complete their assignments within stipulated time.

Therefore, one of the major benefits for kids to master typing skill is that they can become more efficient in completing their school assignments. Not only that, once they know how to type properly and fluidly, it is actually a life long skill that they can carry with them whenever they go. …

Where to Play Poker in Mexico Legally

Poker in Mexico has been growing in popularity at an astonishing rate over the last few years and the best example of this is the large number of automated poker tables popping up in casinos around the country. These state-of-the-art, 9-player, mistake-free tables and two-player, Heads Up-style tables allow casino visitors to enjoy one of the most popular games in the world, legally.

The same technology that is used in the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Australia and cruise ships around the world is becoming a fixture in the many casinos and poker rooms of Mexico. Players can choose from popular poker games like Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud with no mistakes, faster gameplay and no tipping like traditional brick and mortar poker tables.

Mexico’s poker players can also enjoy online poker from the comfort of their own home at top online poker rooms such as Full Tilt Poker. One of the best offers going for new poker players in Mexico looking to build their bankroll is the one offered by the popular free bankroll program called Free Poker Cash Bankroll. This offer can be obtained by any poker player living in the country of Mexico, as well as online poker players from around the world.

Here is where you can play poker in Mexico on one of these unique and legal poker tables:

Caliente Casino

Tijuana

Caliente Casino Bosques

Mexico City

CasinoLife Del Valle

Mexico City

Emotion Casino

Chihuahua

Emotion Casino

Puerto Vallarta

CasinoLife Merida

Mérida

Royal Yak Hipodromo

Mexico City

Royal Yak Centro Magno

Guadalajara

CIE Cumbres

Cumbres

CIE Cancún

Cancún

Dubai Palace

Cancún…

Nintendo Wii Mod Chip – A Review And Comparison Of Wii Modchips

The Nintendo Wii has just barely hit retail stores, and already the homebrew scene is fast at work. Creating not only killer applications and homebrew games, but also developing (or at least helping develop) the worlds first Nintendo Wii mod chip(s). In this article I am going to discuss Nintendo Wii Mod Chips and give some of the features, pros and cons of the 3 different Nintendo Wii Mod Chips that have just recently been released.

The good news for Nintendo Wii gamers is that regardless of which Nintendo Wii mod chip you buy – you’ll have all the basics with each one. You will be able to play all Nintendo Wii Backup games (on DVD-R or DVD+R discs) and can use 8cm or 12cm DVD discs. You will also be able to play all Gamecube Backup games, import games as well as Gamecube Homebrew games. It really gets down to installation of the Nintendo Wii Mod chip and the features and functions, and future upgrade options of each Wii mod chip.

What is even more surprising with these new Nintendo Wii Mod chips is the prices that they’re being sold for. I remember quite clearly the days of the very first PlayStation 2 mod chips, costing in excess of $90.00 US Dollars. It seems the Wii chips have opted instead for a lower entry price, in an effort to gain a greater piece of the Homebrew / Development / Modchip market. The prices range anywhere from $44.00 to just over $50.00, depending on the chip you decide to buy.

At present, there are actually 3 different Nintendo Wii Mod chips which will hit the market and online stores within the next week or so. While many online news sources seem to focus on just 2 of the 3 mod chips, perhaps because they’re unaware that there is a third chip in the making, I’m going to cover all 3 of the mod chips in the hopes of enabling you, the gamer, to make the buying decision that’s right for you. And after reading this article, I honestly believe that your decision will be based solely on price, and perhaps the option of an upgrade (or lack of) for the Wii Mod Chips.

Wiinja Nintendo Wii Mod Chip

The Wiinja Nintendo Wii Mod chip was actually the very first Wii chip to hit the market. While many online news sources seem to disregard this chip, it is still the very first and one of the easiest mod chips to install for the Nintendo Wii. Like the other mod chips for the Wii, the Wiinja will enable you to play all Wii and Gamecube Backup games, as well as Wii Import backup games, and original import games with just a single swap. Gamecube Import and Homebrew games are fully supported. While the other mod chips promise that their modchips, in time, will have their own custom OS to enable additional features, the Wiinja chip does not make this claim. In fact, …

Is the Playstation 4 on Its Way?

Behind the scenes the games console makers of the world are already working how to take our console experience to the next level. Nintendo are working on the Wii 2, Microsoft on the Xbox 720 and Sony on the PlayStation 4. So is the PlayStation 3 on its way out soon?

The new Sony console will seemingly be based around the same powerful Cell processor system used by the current generation of consoles, but will generate double the power. Sony have reportedly already approached developers over the new console and processing speed is not their only priority. Sony seem very aware that the PlayStation 3 has been the priciest participant in the recent console wars and want to be closer to Nintendo and Microsoft the next time around.

Rumours are that Sony are also very aware of finding the balance between sufficient development time and not getting left behind. The success of the has undoubtedly been affected by the fact that the Xbox 360 beat it to the marketplace and Sony seem determined not to start off on the back foot again.

The rumour mill seems to be predicting the launch of the new PlayStation in 2011, but there are some within the ranks that think the arrival on the PlayStation 4 could be as soon as 2010. Looking at Sony’s recent history of bringing on new innovations, 2010 would look to be a little optimistic though on their recent record.

Sony are confident that the PlayStation 3 has much life in it yet though. They continue to work on innovations, mainly based around its online offering, around PlayStation Home and PlayStation Network which they see as a way of extending the life of the PlayStation 3 as well as adding value for existing PlayStation 3 [http://www.ps3-world.co.uk] users.…

PC Games – Fascination Unlimited

PC games are an exciting way of remaining entertained on personal computers. PCs support high definition games and users can play them for long duration for entertainment purpose.

The PC games are very innovative means that promise full time entertainment. Countless companies offer free PC games that can be downloaded from the internet. The demo options allow PC owners to experience fascinating gaming on their personal computers. Infect demo is a popular way in which marketers promote their product.

PCs are a very interactive means of enjoying the latest in entertainment. Personal Computers allow users to access games and play them at their free will. One can download games and use them for entertainment of all sorts. Once games are downloaded from internet it is possible for users to transfer them to other devices such as gaming consoles. So, PC can be used as a nice platform for storing of games. PC Games are very entertaining and the user does not even realise while playing the games when time has passed by.

The PC Games are very effective and are available in all possible forms. Full version games are a great source of entertainment. Action games such as racing, puzzle, pirates and air assault are all-time favourites. The crusader tank or mad truckers are also equally fascinating games. They help users overcome all sort of boredom in life.

The PC generally have large memory space and the hard disc too is effective for storing of large files. So, it becomes very easy to store gaming files on the PC. Another interesting thing about the personal computer is that it has large screen and that is all the more appealing. The player can enjoy games and experience an effect that is similar to playing games in video halls.

With PCs, there is no question of battery charge getting elapsed. The Personal Computer is supported by a backup. So, even if there is a power failure the user can still continue playing games on the PC. Playing games on computers has always been fascinating and children as well as adults love to spend their precious time playing fabulous games on their PC.…

Loss of Memory – What it is and How to Compensate For It

Memory loss in one form or another is a reality that a lot of people have to face as they grow older. What exactly is memory and how can its loss be coped with may not be the hard questions they seem.

So What is The Memory?

In actuality there are two types of what we call memory that we utilize on a day to day basis. There’s our short-term memory which is responsible for recalling what we have done in the recent past, such as, what we had for breakfast or the name of that new neighbor we just met, and there’s our long-term memory that is sometimes referred to as our permanent memory. This is where we store such memories such as what we did last year during our vacation or what gifts we received when we turned eight years old.

So What is Normal Memory Loss?

Every human being receives a constant stream of information relayed to us by our five senses every day. As children we have a natural ability to grasp, retain, and recall this remarkable amount of information with ease. However, as we grow older it is normal for this ability to slow down, stop, and for some over the age of 40, may even reverse slightly. It is in this reversing so to speak that we begin to see memory loss. To be frank, like a saturated sponge, the ability to grasp and keep information just “in our heads” becomes more difficult.

So Can We Compensate For This Normal Loss?

Absolutely! There are many ways to compensate or even improve on fading memory functions. Some of the simpler ways of doing this is to make daily lists of tasks to be done, keep detailed calendars of important events, and/or establish standard places to keep needed items, such as, placing your keys on a hook by the door, and your cell phone on the corner of your desk when not being carried with you.

Another way that mental function can be improved is by exercising your mind on a daily basis with crossword and other written puzzles, or by using timed mind games as a challenge. For example, saying the alphabet or spelling the names of states or countries backwards. It is through these games and other timed daily challenges that the mind and memory will get its real workout and memory function will improve.…