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Current Time in Korea

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

As I wrote before, i’m working on a project related to current world time,
sunrise and sunset time over the world, etc.

Because of 13th World Championships in Athletics currently being held in Daegu, South Korea,
many of you could be interested in checking current time in Daegu. So, here it is:

Current Time in Daegu, Korea

More Info:
Daegu location: 35° 52′ 13″ N, 128° 35′ 27″ E
UTC offset: UTC+9:00
Timezone: KST Korea Standard Time

Current Time Difference:
Between Daegu and NYC (EDT time): 13 hours
Between Daegu and Los Angeles (PDT time): 16 hours
Between Daegu and London (BST time): 8 hours

Who win? Spain-Chile, Honduras-Switzerland

Friday, June 25th, 2010


This is a humorous post before last matches but if you are interested in real visual analysis of chances for Chile, Spain, Switzerland and Honduras to go out of the group stage of 2010 FIFA World Cup, follow this link: Group H, Spain-Chile, Switzerland-Honduras analisys of chances to qualify

Take a look at the image on the left. It is a visualisation of chances to qualify to the round of 16 out of group H. It resembles a dog, doesn’t it?

Is this an omen for Spain, Chile, Honduras or Switzerland? 😉 Good or bad? Who will win?

Do any of today playing countries have a dog in their national emblems or any other signs?

Is this Swiss Mountain Dog, maybe? :) And if so, is this good or bad omen for Switzerland? Will Switzerland win their match and mayby Honduras, Chile or  Spain will qualify? We will see in a few hours. Anyway, good luck for them all.

Italy Slovakia

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Today next World Cup matches: Italy vs. Slovakia and Paraguay vs. New Zealand. What results. What results Italy need  to qualify? What are the chances for New Zealand to qualify? What are the chances for Slovakia or Paraguay? Look at the below image. ( More visual analysis are available here: World Cup Analysis )


Each square on the image represents results of both matches. Colors tell us who will be qualified. As you can see Italy (white and blue) need to win against Slovakia to be sure to be qualified. What about a drawn match Italy vs. Slovakia? If New Zealand win (black squares bottom) Italy are out of the next round (New Zealand and Paraguay qualify). If  Paraguay win, Italy are in (and Paraguay). If Paraguay against New Zealand ends with a draw, there are three possible scenarios. 1) Paraguay (and New Zealand) scores more goals then Italy => Paraguay and New Zealand qualify (black squares in the middle). 2) Italy scores more goals then Paraguay => Italy and Paraguay quallify. (white squares below black diamonds). 3) Italy Slovakia 0:0, 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, …. and Paraguay New Zealand 0:0, 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, … respctively => drawing of lots will be needed because Italy and New Zealand have same number of points and goals for and against and the match Italy against New Zealand is drawn (1:1)

Slovakia need to win against Italy to qualify (red squares) and Paraguay must not lose more then … depends on Italy Slovakia result (gray squares)

Paraguay if they win or draw, they are in round of 16. If they lose, there are some chances to qualify (black squares)

New Zealand if they win, they are in. If they lose they are out. If they draw there are some chances – black squares and diamods in the middle of the image (see Italy’s above)

USA chances to go out the group

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The below table shows situation in FIFA 2010 World Cup’s  Group C before last matches of the group stage. Each square on the drawing represents different result of  last both matches in group C (Slovenia – England  and Algeria – USA). Colors on the drawing show us who will go out the group and will be qualified to round of 16.

More similar visualisation can be found on: FIFA 2010 World Cup Groups


White and blue squares on the drawing tell us that USA will be qualified. As you can see, if the USA team wins against Algeria at least 1:0, it will be qualified to the next round (England vs Slovenia does not matter in this case). If USA draw to Algeria and England do not win to Slovakia, USA will be qualified in most cases, but there are some results that promotes England insted of USA (black squares in the middle).

Drawing of lots

There are also three pairs of interesting results (USA – Algeria 2:2,1:1,0:0 and England – Slovenia 1:1,2:2,3:3) marked by the black diamonds. In this case both teams have same number of points (3), same number of goals (3,4 or 5 depending on the result) and same number of goals scored in match between USA and England. Due to the terms of FIFA World Cup, drawing of lots will be needed to find the winner.

When does FIFA draw of lots to find the winner.

Below are the FIFA’s criteria that allows to find the winner of the group stage:

1.greatest number of points in all group matches;
2.goal difference in all group matches;
3.greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
4.greatest number of points in matches between tied teams;
5.goal difference in matches between tied teams;
6.greatest number of goals scored in matches between tied teams;
7.drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

France’s chances to go out the group

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I recently made, interesting I hope, visualisation of the situation in FIFA 2010 World Cup’s  Group A before last phase of the group stage. Does France has chance to be qualified and go out the group stage? Does South Africa has any chance of advancing? Let’s see:


The drawing above comes from: Group A. Who will be qualified?

Each square of the drawing represents different result of the both last matches in group A (Uruguay vs. Mexico and France vs. South Africa). Colors tell us who will be qualified to the next round. White – Uruguay and Mexico, Black – Uruguay and France, red – Uruguay and South Africa, blue France and Mexico, yellow – Mexico and S.Africa. As you can see, there is a lot of white squares (that means Uruguay and Mexico will be qualified), blue and black (France will be qualified) squares are on the left. Theoreticaly, they ‘starts’ at 1:0 for France but in the last row (that means Uruguay have to win 4:0 for France to go out the qroup)

There’s no blue and black squares on the right. It means France have to win their last match and … hope for good Uruguay – Mexico result. No tied score in the other match will promote France to the next round (middle rows are white, every tied match promotes Uruguay and Mexico). The only chance for France is to make huge win to South Africa and hope for big luck (no tied and, the best for them – big difference of goals in Uruguay vs. Mexico match – no matter who wins)

I personaly think France will not be qualified and they do not go out the group stage of 2010 World Cup, but … we will see tomorow. When does France vs. South Africa match starts? The match will be played June 22,2010 at 16:00 (South Africa Time Zone UTC+2) in Bloemfontein.

See also: MUNDIAL match results, 2010 FIFA Schedule

Printable Version Of FIFA World Cup Match Schedule

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Couple of days ago we added to our site FIFA World Cup Match Schedule (calendar of all FIFA 2010 WCup matches with dates, places and results of the finished matches). Today, printable version of this calendar has been added to our site. It is here:

2010 FIFA World Cup Calendar Ready To Print


The schedule includes group stage, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and both final matches. It lists teams, day, month, time of the match, result (if the match is finished already) and the city where the match is played.

You can easily change printing font (e.g. Arial, Verdana, Courier, … ) and choose to print or not the background. Note, font changing could change a little the size of the calendar.

FIFA World Cup 2010 (MUNDIAL 2010)

Friday, June 18th, 2010

We celebrate soccer World Cup. Two pages have been added to our service.

FIFA World Cup in South Africa starts july 11. Match for the third place is scheduled on July 10 at 20:30 (South Africa time – UTC+2) and the final match will be played on July 11 (South Africa time – UTC+2) played july 11.

First To Celebrate New Year

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

2010 is comming. Because the World is divided into time zones, the new year moves progressively around the globe as the start of the day ushers in the New Year. The first country to celebrate New Year is Line Islands (Kiribati, Caroline Island) (time zone UTC+14), the last one are Baker Island, Howland Island (UTC-12).

Here is online tool : What Time is New Year celebrated around the World  that shows to you all time zones and answers the question ‘What Time does particular country or region Celebrate New Year’. If you click on the row in the table, to indicate your time zone,, the tool will show you the time (in your local time) when New Year comes to countries around the World.

As you can see, first country to celebrate New Year 2010 is Line Islands (UTC+14). The people of Line Islands will celebrate New Year, of course, at 0:00 01.01.2010 of their time but at 10:00 am London (UTC+0) time, 20:00 (8:00pm) Melbourne And Sydney time, 5:00am NYC, Toronto, Washington time, 2:00 am  Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Tijuana time, etc.

See also: Calendar 2010 online, Calendar 2010 printable, New Year Webcam list

Thanksgiving Turkey Weight

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Below table shows thanksgiving turkey weight in pounds, kilograms, thawing and roasting time.
Hope this will be useful for forthcoming thanksgiving.

Pounds Kilos Serves Thawing
Cold Water
8-12 3.6-5.4 Up to 4 1-2 days 4-6 hours 2.5-3.5 hours 3-4 hours
12-16 5.4-7.3 5-7 2-3 days 6-8-hours 3-4.5 hours 3.5-5 hours
16-20 7.3-9.1 8-10 3-4 days 8-10 hours 4-5 hours 4.5-5.5 hours
20-24 9.1-10.9 10-15 4-5 days 10-12 hours 4.5-6 hours 5-6.5 hours

Source, except pounds to kilograms conversion, : Sandy Moyer Cooking Site
(you can get many more useful information about roasting thanksgiving turkey on this page, including roasting,thawing,serving,recipes etc.)

Weight Conversion: 1 lb is equal to 0.4536 kg (45.36 dag)
Serving: you should figure 1, to as much as 2 pounds per person (0.45 to 0.9 kg per person)
Thawing: allow about half an hour per pound in cold water, change the water every 30 minutes
Roasting: roasting times are given for oven preheated to 325 fahrenheits (about 160 centigrade)


Samantha Stosur serve speed

Friday, November 6th, 2009

During the WTA Tour on Bali Samatha Stosur unofficialy broke Venus Williams serve speed record. Her fastest serve was 208kph (129.2452mph), so it looks like she set new women’s record. Current official record held by V.Williams is 207.6kph (128.9967mph). The WTA said Stosur struck was pending verification.

See Samatha Stosur’s serve speed conversion : 208kph conversion

PS. Despite her service struck Samatha Stosur lost her match with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6:7, 5:7.