As the second semi-final has come to an end, here are our Crucible finalists
Judd Trump – secured his place in the final after an 105 break, to defeat Ding Junhui 17-15. Trump, 21, became the second youngest Crucible finalist – behind Stephen Hendry – as he ended Chinese dreams in Sheffield.
John Higgins - won the second semi-final against Mark Williams 17-14. Although the game was balanced, again John was as lucky as they get, even after a spectator started to make remarks about what he did with 300.000 Euro, only managing to get himself thrown out. John Higgins won the World Championship three times in 1998, 2007, and 2009
This is the trophy they will be competing for
The name was not chosen for this, but really.. could they have picked a better one?
The Crucible Theatre is a theatre built in 1971 and located in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. As well as theatrical performances, it is home to the most important event in professional snooker, the World Snooker Championship.
“Well it’s a circus act, it’s an absurd act,You know, it’s a dress-up. It’s a classic English thing of let’s play dress-up. Let’s pretend that these are special people. OK, we’ll all pretend that — that’s what theater is.”
“And that’s what the royal family is — it’s a huge game of pretend. These aren’t special people — its fake outfits, fake phoney hats and gowns.”
“It’s fantastic. We don’t have anything like that.”
14.04.2011 – on the ITV show Daybreak
Really now… Is being Dmitry Medvedev‘s bodyguard such a dirty job?
Members of the president’s security detail in Russia, placed an order for a Burg Crono 2.0 mineral-cast luxury bathtub, price: 9000 euro .
As Russia is dealing with a scandal concerning over free-spending bureaucrats, this doesn’t look good as the bathtub is costing more than the country’s average annual wage.
The View from Up Top – low pressure system in the eastern North Pacific Ocean is featured in this image photographed on Mar. 20, 2011 by an Expedition 27 crew member in the Cupola of the International Space Station
As I was checking out this morning news this is what I stumbled upon :
Family dog helps with everyday chores : A pet dog in Xingyang country in central China’s Henan Province has been trained to help his owner with various household chores including dumping rubbish or carrying food and vegetables at the market.
Mark Jenkins is a street artist currently living in Washington DC, he uses packing tape to create his base forms using a casting process in which the object is first encased in plastic wrap and then in tape.
Jenkins’ practice of art is to use the “street as a stage” where passersby become actors. Many of his installations have resulted in intervention by the authorities whom he also regards as actors. Check out some of his works and decide for yourself.
As 50 years have past from the first human space flight, I’m sure you all remember Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut that was to be remembered as the first man in outer space. After launching the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.
In order to celebrate and remember the historical landmark, on the 5th of April 2011….inside