Saturday, October 3, 2009
Brazilian Rubens Barrichello won the Italian Grand Prix in a Brawn one-two on Sunday while Germany's Adrian Sutil accomplished fourth, accession his aboriginal credibility of the division and handing Force India their additional scoring accomplishment in two races.
Barrichello akin aggregation acquaintance Jenson Button's Formula One championship advance to 14 credibility with four contest left.
Button alternate to the belvedere for the aboriginal time in six starts with additional place, 2.8 abnormal abaft the veteran, in a hunt that fabricated the appellation hunt attending alike added like a clandestine action amid the two.
Finland's Kimi Raikkonen was able third abode for Ferrari afterwards McLaren's apple best Lewis Hamilton comatose on the aftermost lap.
Hamilton had started on pole position but is now mathematically out of the championship chase.
Button has 80 credibility to Barrichello's 66 with Red Bull's German disciplinarian Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber on 54 and 51.5 appropriately and attractive finer out of the running. Hamilton has 27.
"On the lap afterwards the chequered banderole I had no words," said Barrichello, Formula One's oldest disciplinarian at 37, who had started the hunt with apropos about the believability of his car's gearbox.
"It aloof feels great. I'm activity to accord my best. It's activity to be a acceptable and advantageous fight," he said of the action ahead.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Beijing: Tens of thousands of Chinese couples rushed to tie the knot across the country to mark Wednesday's special date 09/09/09, hoping that the "triple 9 day" will bring them luck and eternal love.
In Beijing alone, 18,979 couples stood in long queues to register for marriage Wednesday, setting a one-day record in six decades. The figure was many times the daily average and exceeded the previous record of 15,646 seen Aug 8, 2008, a "triple 8 day" when the 29th Olympic Games opened in Beijing.
At the marriage register office in the city's Chaoyang district, clerks working and issuing marriage certificate midnight Tuesday to cope with the surge of marriage applications.Similar scenes were also seen in many other cities as well. In the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, more than 6,000 couples applied to the city's 24 marriage register offices, and the figure was about 3,000 for the eastern city of Nanjing, according to local authorities.
In some cities, many couples and their families had to queue outside the marriage register offices from Tuesday afternoon. Authorities in different cities had to increase staff, work long hours and open more offices to cope.
What a good day it is! We are very lucky that we got married today. The auspicious number stands for our eternal love," said a young man Zhang Peng with his girlfriend at a register office in Gaoxin district in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
"We came here yesterday (Tuesday) to see the location of the register office, hoping to get the certificate sooner today (Wednesday),