Pau Gasol, serial killer in “CSI Miami”

Spanish national basketball team player and LA Lakers star Pau Gasol might be guest starring in the crime series “CSI Miami“,  according to some Spanish media.

Even though it’s not yet confirmed, Gasol will most probably play the role of a serial killer. The player will shoot his role on three different locations at the city of Los Angeles to appear in what will be one of the first episodes of the ninth season of the series. Continue reading

25th Belgrade Universiade starts today

2009_Summer_UniversiadeThousands of participants are already here at Belgrade, preparing for the 25th summer Universiade (Student Olympics), the most numerous sports happening after the Olympic games. There will be competitions in 503 categories of 15 sports, more than 1400 medals will be awarded, and about 8500 competitors from 145 countries will participate. They will be aided during their stay by more than 10000 voluntaries, speaking more than 80 languages. The competitions will be held all across the city, and a few basketball games will be held in Vršac, a city about an hour of driving away from Belgrade. The participants are accommodated at Belville, aka. the University village, at the New Belgrade district, near the arena. Continue reading

ECO Jet ski: The World’s First All-Electric Jetski

Electric cars have been getting plenty of attention recently, but what about electric jet skis? The ECO Jetski–the first all-electric jet ski–reaches speeds of 50 MPH and has an impressive battery life of three hours. Check out a video of the yet-to-be-released jet ski in action below.

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22. Belgrade Marathon tomorrow

Some 1200 contestants from 40 countries have applied for tomorrow’s 22. Banca Intesa Belgrade Marathon, one of the most popular marathons in Europe. They will be joined by at least 20 thousand citizens participating in the Trka zadovoljstva (Fun Run) race that has a humanitarian goal – buying a ticket that costs about 2,5 € (3$) helps an UNICEF program School free of violence. Besides the Fun Run race there are the half marathon (20 km) and marathon (40 km). Same as previous years, the favorites are Kenyan athletes.

Part of this year’s Belgrade marathon is the 42nd Military World Marathon Championship (International Military Sports Council CISM – 140 nation-members) Continue reading

Snowboarders Buy Green

Canadian, European and American ski holiday resorts have been actively participating in recycling and composting projects from as early as 2001. Most ski holiday resorts are now using one hundred percent recyclable materials throughout day to day operations. Resort restaurants are using environment friendly utensils and carry out containers and composting food scraps with wood shavings to use in landscaping throughout their resorts.

Some resorts are passing their recycling and composting knowledge to their guests. Several also take a one dollar donation from guests to donate to organisations dedicated to helping the environment. Continue reading