June 13, 2008

Sweethacks celebrates 1st anniversary with a 1300$ contest

UPDATE:The contest is over

Sweethacks run by Abdalla Ahmed, a Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Aston , Birmingham,is a cool site I came across recently.The blog is up to bring to our eyes-The latest in Technology also including the news on the latest gadgets....!!

I write to post to tell you about an awesome contest he has put up to mark the first anniversary of the site.The prizes of the contest amount to $1300 approximately(includes cash and advertising spots)....

Make sure to check out the prizes at the contest page

How to enter:

Getting entries can't get easier than this:
You just need to comment on the contest page:1 entry
Subscribe to the site's RSS feed through email:1 entry
Blog about the contest:2 entries

And the deadline for the contest is June 13th,so head over to Sweethacks soon and add your entries.

Good luck!!.

UPDATE:The contest is over

June 11, 2008

Bloggin-ads 2 Mac Book Air and 1000$ giveaway

UPDATE: The contest is over !.

Mike & Michelle at Bloggin-ads.com have come up with an awesome contest that can blow away any blogger's mind.Their blog does a lot of blog reviews and this contest is to give a kick start to their new strategy!!.

The Prizes:
  • 2 x MacBook Air (a value of $1,799 each)
    1.6Ghz Intel Core Duo
    2GB Ram
    80GB Internal Drive
    13.3″ Display
    Built-In WiFi and Bluetooth
  • 10 winners x $100 (a value of $1,000)
Entry Methods:

  1. Subscribe to the feed through email:just go to the site ,enter your email and confirm:1 ticket
  2. Become a friend of Mike on Stumbleupon at blogginads.stumbleupon.com:1 ticket
  3. Tell Mike about a error on his site here:1 ticket
  4. Stumble/digg/Propel the contest post :1 ticket each
  5. Hold the contest banner on your site(you can find the banners on the contest page):5 tickets
  6. Comment on the blog:1 ticket/comment and maximum of 5 tickets a day
  7. Write about the blog contest on your blog with anchor text "blog reviews":10 tickets
  8. Just write about the contest without any anchor test:5 tickets
  9. Participate in their forums,Entreforums and bloggin-ads forum:maximum of 10 tickets/day each
A big thank you to them for this wonderful blog contest,which left my eyes watering for the Mac Book Air!.

Be there and try your luck !.Don't forget to tell me if you win..The contest ends at 23:59:59 PST(i.e.,GMT -700) on 15th June !!.

UPDATE: The contest is over !.

June 8, 2008

Nadal wins French Open 08 :Stats and Photos

Nadal once again refuses Roger Federer the chance of making a career slam by winning the French Open 2008.Nadal wins French Open for the fourth successive time sharing the record with the great Bjorn Borg as the second person to win four French Opens consecutively.Bjorn Borg has won the titles from 78-81.

The win also sees him join Federer, Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras as the only players to have won at least four consecutive titles at a Grand Slam in the Open Era.

Not only is Nadal one of three players to have won four or more Roland Garros titles since 1925, but he also joins Ilie Nastase (1973) and Bjorn Borg (1978, 1980) as just the third player in the Open Era to win the Roland Garros title without dropping a set, and the fifth player to do so at any Grand Slam in the Open Era.

That's makes a heap of broken records...

Nadal has defeated Federer thrice for the last three years to deny him the title in the finals of the tournament.In 2005,Nadal defeated Federer in a semifinal.

The "King of Clay" has completely outplayed Federer beating him 6-1,6-3,6-0 in straight sets and completing the match in just 108 minutes.Nadal never gave Federer any chance to win and come back to the match!!.

Now again pops up the question-"Can Federer ever win French Open when Nadal is playing?".Well the answer should be a simple "Impossible!!".

Here are the match stats:

Federer (SUI)Nadal (ESP)
1st Serve %53 of 77 = 69 %50 of 67 = 75 %
Unforced Errors357
Winning % on 1st Serve26 of 53 = 49 %35 of 50 = 70 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve5 of 24 = 21 %11 of 17 = 65 %
Winners (Including Service)3146
Receiving Points Won21 of 67 = 31 %46 of 77 = 60 %
Break Point Conversions1 of 4 = 25 %8 of 17 = 47 %
Net Approaches18 of 42 = 43 %2 of 6 = 33 %
Total Points Won5292
Fastest Serve208 KMH194 KMH
Average 1st Serve Speed192 KMH173 KMH
Average 2nd Serve Speed160 KMH150 KMH

Here are some photos of the French open 2008 final: