Thursday, December 30, 2010

Marina Bay Webcam Live Feed at Singapore New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

In Singapore, the biggest celebration and also the main focal point of all New Year's Eve celebrations in Singapore takes place at the Marina Bay area. It would be attended by some 250,000 or more people spanning around the bay area starting from the Marina Bay floating Stadium.

This live feed is in Singapore for the New Year's Eve party and fireworks display:

Marina Bay NYE Fireworks Live Feed

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Out on the watersfronts of Marina Bay, 20,000 inflatable 'wishing spheres' - carrying 500,000 wishes penned down by Singaporeans would formed a visual arts display filled with brilliant colors beamed from the spotlights erected along the Esplanade promenade open area.

The audiences would also be entertained by a host of variety shows and concerts staged at the Marina Bay floating platform stage featuring local and overseas artistes viewable by all at the bay and telecast live on the republic's local TV channel.

10 seconds to the stroke of midnight, the concert emcees would be initiating the final countdown together with the audiences. And thereafter, spectacular and glittering fireworks would be fired off from the waters at Marina Bay and lighting up the whole bay against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline.

Eiffel Tower Webcam Live Feed at Paris New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

The French call New Year's Eve "la Saint-Sylvestre". It is usually celebrated with a feast called le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre (also called Cap d'Any in Northern Catalonia).

This live feed is in Paris to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks display:

Eiffel Tower Fireworks Live

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On le Jour de l'An (New Year's Day), friends and family exchange New Year's resolutions kisses and wishes, the main ones being "Bonne Année", Bonheur, Sante, Amour, Argent ("Good Year", Happiness, Health, Love and Money). Some people eat desserts made of ice cream

The holiday period ends on January 6 (The Twelfth Night)for the Epiphany , or Jour des Rois. On this day, they celebrate the Wise Men, eating a traditional type of flat pastry cake, la galette des rois, most often two sheets of puff pastry, filled with frangipane (almond paste). The cake contains a fève, small china character, that whoever finds becomes king or queen and get to wear a gold paper crown, then chose their partner. This tradition can last up to weeks.When the clock strikes midnight, you can catch a good view of the Eiffel Tower's exploding pyrotechnic display. Just be prepared for the fireworks going off around you too. In Paris, it is legal to buy and sell fireworks, and youths throughout the city like to set them off everywhere, sometimes even in the metro stations. Along or near Champs-Elysees, there are a good amount of spots where you can dine or dance for New Years in Paris.

French Quarter Webcam Live Feed at New Orleans New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

New Years parties in New Orleans live up to the partying image of this fabled city on the Mississippi River. The city is such a popular tourist attraction and is known for so many things that the 2011 New Years events in New Orleans will be only one part of the year-round party schedule.

This live feed is in New Orleans for the New Year's Eve celebrations:

New Orleans NYE Fireworks Live

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One of the biggest New Orleans New Years Eve events is the Street Party in the French Quarter. There is a fireworks display at midnight and all of the clubs and bars in the districts open early and stay open late. As you might imagine a throng of people descend upon the French Quarter to ring in the holiday and take New Years photos of the show. As such, be prepared for congestion. This is the meeting place for one of the largest New Years parties in New Orleans. Rather than attempting to take a car into the chaos, opt for public transport or a taxi. Besides the many New Years parties in New Orleans that take place in luxury hotels and restaurants, and inside bars and homes, several popular events open to the general public are a great option. The Street Party is one of the best in the city.

For another flavor of the city on the big night head down to Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square for the NOLA New Year’s Eve celebration.

Brandenburg Gate Webcam Live Feed at Berlin New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

The liveliest New Year's Eve celebrations in Germany take place in the centre of Berlin at the famous and iconic Brandenburg Gate.

This live feed is in the centre of Berlin for the fireworks and festivities:

Brandenburg Gate Fireworks Live

Germans call New Year's Eve Silvester because 31 December is the feast day of St. Sylvester. Since 1972, each New Year's Eve, several German television stations broadcast a short comedy play in English (recorded by West German television in 1963) entitled Dinner for One.

A line from the comedy sketch, "the same procedure as every year", has become a catch phrase in Germany. Every year Berlin hosts one of the largest New Year's Eve celebrations in all of Europe which is attended by over a million people. The focal point is the Brandenburg Gate and the fireworks at midnight are centered on that location. Germans have a reputation for spending large amounts of money on firecrackers and fireworks, and so fireworks are to be seen all over the country on this night. When the clock strikes midnight on Silvester, Germans toast the New Year with a glass of Sekt (German sparkling wine) or champagne. 'Bleigießen' is another German New Year's Eve custom, which involves telling fortunes by the shapes made by molten lead dropped into cold water.

New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night is observed on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day.

Toronto Webcam Live Feed at New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

Nathan Phillips Square has perhaps the biggest Toronto New Years Eve party. This gala event includes a number of stages where renowned international pop acts perform to help ring in the New Year in grand fashion.

This live feed is in Toronto for the New Year's Eve festivities:

Toronto NYE Fireworks Live

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New Years parties in Toronto are spread out throughout the city and are celebrated in a host of different ways. Toronto Canada is a diverse city that has adopted the varied cultural traditions of the many different groups of people that call it home, and so Toronto New Years events are as varied as the groups who live there. Whether you choose to attend a 2011 Toronto New Years Eve party with the general public or at an intimate restaurant or luxury hotel, there is an option for everyone.

Nathan Phillips Square has perhaps the biggest Toronto New Years Eve party. This gala event includes a number of stages where renowned international pop acts perform to help ring in the New Year in grand fashion. Masses of people crowd Nathan Phillips Square for this alcohol-free event. If you like to have a glass of champagne in your hand as you celebrate New Years Eve then this may not be the ideal event for you.

Frankfurt Webcam Live Feed at New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

The best places to watch the fireworks are probably the Old Opera House (Alte Oper), the bridges of the Main River, and the Romerberg Marketplace. At each of these locations you will be able to see clear views of the majestic fireworks stretching far above the waters of the river.

This live feed is in Frankfurt for the New Year's Eve fireworks display:

Frankfurt New Year Fireworks Live

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New Years parties in Frankfurt are notorious for going on until the early morning hours of New Years Day. Even though this fifth-largest city in Germany is most typically considered a center for business and commerce in Continental Europe, New Years Eve in Frankfurt is a time when everyone is able to let their hair down a bit and enjoy the city’s many attractions and festivities with friends and family. There are many different places to enjoy New Years Eve 2011 in Frankfurt. From the bridges that cross the Main River, to the city’s luxury hotels and restaurants, to big nightclubs with wild parties, there is something for everyone celebrating the New Year in Frankfurt.

The best places to watch the fireworks are probably the Old Opera House (Alte Oper), the bridges of the Main River, and the Romerberg Marketplace. At each of these locations you will be able to see clear views of the majestic fireworks stretching far above the waters of the river. After you enjoy the fireworks display you will certainly be able to find other New Years parties in Frankfurt that are well worth your while. The south banks of the Main River offer brilliant vistas of the fireworks being blasted off into the night as well.

Capitol Hill Webcam Live Feed at Washington DC New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

Celebrating New Years Eve 2011 in the nation’s capital will be a fantastic experience. You will not soon forget the sight of the fireworks display lighting up the Washington DC sky and you will have no problems finding the ideal celebration for you.

This live feed is in Washington DC for the New Year's Eve fireworks:

Washington DC Fireworks Live

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New Years parties in Washington DC are some of the best on the East Coast. Of course when people think of New Years celebrations, Times Square in New York City inevitably jumps into their minds. However, there are plenty of other top-notch celebrations that go on around the country, and Washington DC is one of the best. Celebrating New Years in Washington DC provides the added bonus of seeing spectacular fireworks launched over top of the United States's most significant national monuments. The sight of fireworks blasted into the sky with the Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol Building, or the Washington Monument in the background is amazing. People at DC New Years parties get a sense of patriotism as they see the backdrop for this unique fireworks display.

Another great way to spend your DC New Years is on a cruise ship. You can ring in your New Years Eve in Washington DC while cruising on the Odyssey, the Spirit of Washington, or the Cherry Blossom on the Potomac River. Seeing the spectacular public fireworks display in the nation’s capital from a cruise liner on the Potomac is a memorable way to usher in the coming of a brand new year. There is dining and entertainment on board and you are able to purchase package deals that are all-inclusive for the whole night.

Golden Gate Bridge Webcam Live at San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

Of all the New Years events in San Francisco, the fireworks display and celebration at the Embarcadero is probably the most popular. The Embarcadero is a waterfront roadway that runs along the Port of San Francisco on the Bay.

This live feed is in San Francisco for the New Year's Eve fireworks and festivities:

Golden Gate Bridge Fireworks Live

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There are many New Years parties in San Francisco. For one night all of San Francisco and surrounding areas, and visitors from out of town descend upon the city’s most popular celebrations at restaurants, bay-front restaurants, and clubs. The San Francisco New Years is also celebrated outside on the streets of the various neighborhoods and districts that make this city so unique and distinctive. The 2011 New Years events in San Francisco can be as diverse as the different areas into which the city is divided.

Of all the New Years events in San Francisco, the fireworks display and celebration at the Embarcadero is probably the most popular. The Embarcadero is a waterfront roadway that runs along the Port of San Francisco on the Bay. You can attend various New Years parties in San Francisco at restaurants and clubs near the bay where they have perfect waterfront views of the fireworks display—and grab a few New Years Eve pictures as well. You’ll need to make reservations, especially at places along the water, on New Years Eve. Most restaurants offer package arrangements where you can buy dinner, a bottle of champagne, and watch the San Francisco New Years ring in from a relaxing and personal setting.

Space Needle Webcam Live at Seattle New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

The Seattle Space Needle SkyCity revolving restaurant throws an annual Space Needles New Years party that is sure to be one that you'll forever remember, with fabulous views of the city's fireworks display.

This live feed is in Seattle for the New Year's Eve festivities:

Space Needle Fireworks Live

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The Seattle Space Needle is an architectural icon that rises high above the city skyline. The SkyCity revolving restaurant throws an annual Space Needles New Years party that is sure to be one that you'll forever remember. As Mt. Rainier fades into the night, you can enjoy scintillating 360-degree views of the Seattle nighttime skyline while you party some 600 feet in the sky. You'll likely want to get your reservations in as soon as possible for the Space Needles New Years event, as it is undoubtedly the center of the city's New Years celebrations. You can contact a SkyCity representative for in-depth information and reservations for its fun-filled celebration, which includes a three-course meal, party favors, champagne and plenty of dancing. When the clock strikes midnight, the fireworks that are shot over the landmark tower will accentuate the magic of the moment.

If you are more in the mood to unleash a bit of your wild side during your New Years Eve Seattle night out, the numerous bars and clubs that are throwing their own electric New Years parties might provide your best options. The Seattle Space Needles New Years event is probably the most publicized New Years Eve Seattle party, but by no means does it figure as the one and only exclusive spot for fun and great New Years photos. With a number of options for a 2011 New Years party Seattle night out, you can be sure to find the right spot to usher in the New Year in appropriate style.

New Year's Eve Live Las Vegas Fireworks Display Webcam

Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada, United States, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city which hosts spectacular fireworks displays every New Years Eve.

This live feed in in Las Vegas for this year's celebrations:

Las Vegas New year Fireworks Live

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Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 567,641 as of 2009. The 2009 population estimate of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,902,834.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.

Trafalgar Square Fireworks Live NYE Webcam Stream

For many years, revellers celebrating the start of a New Year have gathered on Trafalgar square, despite a lack of civic celebrations being arranged for them. The lack of official events in the square was partly because the authorities were concerned that actively encouraging more partygoers would cause overcrowding.

This live feed is in London for the New Year's Eve celebrations:

Trafalgar Square New Year Fireworks Live

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Since 2005, a firework display centred on London Eye and the South Bank of the Thames near the Square has given spectators a fitting start to the New Year.

There has been a Christmas ceremony at Trafalgar Square every year since 1947. A Norway Spruce (or sometimes a fir) is given by Norway's capital Oslo and presented as London's Christmas tree, as a token of gratitude for Britain's support during World War II. (Besides the general war support, Norway's Prince Olav, as well as the country's government, lived in exile in London throughout the war.) As part of the tradition, the Lord Mayor of Westminster visits Oslo in the late autumn to take part in the felling of the tree, and the Mayor of Oslo then comes to London to light the tree at the Christmas ceremony.

The square is famous for its feral pigeons, and feeding them is a popular activity with Londoners and tourists. The National Portrait Gallery displays a 1948 photograph of Elizabeth Taylor posing there with bird seed so as to be mobbed by birds. The desirability of the birds' presence has long been contentious: their droppings look ugly on buildings and damage the stonework, and the flock, estimated at its peak to be 35,000, was considered to be a health hazard. In 1996, police arrested one man who was estimated to have trapped 1,500 birds for sale to a middleman; it is assumed that the birds were being trapped to be eaten

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New York Webcam Feed for Times Square Live New Years Eve Fireworks Display

Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year's Day was first dropped at Times Square, and the Square has held the main New Year's celebration in New York City ever since.

This live feed is in Times Square for the New Year's Eve festivities:

Times Square New Years Eve Live

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On that night, hundreds of thousands of people congregate to watch the Waterford Crystal ball being lowered on a pole atop the building (though not to the street, as is a common misconception), marking the new year. It replaced a lavish fireworks display from the top of the building that was held from 1904 to 1906, only to be outlawed by city officials. Beginning in 1908, and for more than eighty years thereafter, Times Square sign maker Artkraft Strauss was responsible for the ball-lowering. During World War II, a minute of silence, followed by a recording of church bells pealing, replaced the ball drop because of wartime blackout restrictions. Today, Countdown Entertainment and One Times Square handle the New Year's Eve event in conjunction with the Times Square Alliance.

A new energy-efficient LED ball, celebrating the centennial of the ball drop, debuted for the arrival of 2008. The 2008/2009-ball, which was dropped on New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31, 2008) for the arrival of 2009, is larger and has become a permanent installation as a year-round attraction, being used for celebrations such as Valentine's Day and Halloween. On average, about 1 million revelers crowd Times Square for the New Year's Eve celebrations. However, for the millennium celebration on December 31, 1999, published reports stated approximately two million people overflowed Times Square, flowing from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue and all the way back on Broadway and Seventh Avenues to 59th Street, making it the largest gathering in Times Square since August 1945 during celebrations marking the end of World War II.

Edinburgh Hogmanay Webcam Feed for Live New Years Eve Fireworks Display

Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is, however, normally only the start of a celebration which lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day (1 January)

This live feed is in Edinburgh for this year's Hogmanay party and fireworks:

Edinburgh Hogmanay Live Feed

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There are many customs, both national and local, associated with Hogmanay. The most widespread national custom is the practice of 'first-footing' which starts immediately after midnight. This involves being the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour and often involves the giving of symbolic gifts such as salt (less common today), coal, shortbread, whisky, and black bun (a rich fruit cake) intended to bring different kinds of luck to the householder. Food and drink (as the gifts) are then given to the guests. This may go on throughout the early hours of the morning and well into the next day (although modern days see people visiting houses well into January). The first-foot is supposed to set the luck for the rest of the year. Traditionally, tall dark men are preferred as the first-foot.

The Hogmanay custom of singing "Auld Lang Syne" has become common in many countries. "Auld Lang Syne" is a traditional poem reinterpreted by Robert Burns, which was later set to music. It is now common for this to be sung in a circle of linked arms that are crossed over one another as the clock strikes midnight for New Year's Day, although it is only intended that participants link arms at the beginning of the final verse, coordinating with the lines of the song which contain the lyrics to do so. Typically it is only in Scotland this practice is carried out correctly.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Webcam Feed for Live New Years Eve Fireworks Display

The Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Fireworks are held every New Year's Eve, over Sydney Harbour, centering on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They take place in two shows, one show at 9pm (the 9pm Family Fireworks) and one at midnight (the Midnight Fireworks). The fireworks show has become the most-watched New Years Eve fireworks display in the world.

This live feed is in Sydney for the New Year fireworks display:

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks Live

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The fireworks are regularly viewed by more than one million people, with the New Year's Eve 2007 - 2008 display being viewed by 1.5 million people. The display usually has a theme, with the 2009-2010 theme being "Awaken the Spirit". As of 2009-10,the television coverage will revert to the Nine Network and will be broadcast in two parts, matching the two displays.

Prior to the 1999–2000 show, the major display was held at 9pm (the current time of the Family Fireworks display) and a small display was held at midnight. Since 2000 the display has been designed and created by "Foti International Fireworks". The 9pm display since then is usually smaller and mainly shows fireworks on a few of the river barges. In the midnight display, the bridge, city buildings and all barges are actively involved and this display usually runs for twelve to fifteen minutes, with a few exceptions, including the Millennium Celebrations.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2010 Live Webcam

The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (sometimes referred to as the 'Bluewater Classic' in the Australian media) is hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney, Australia on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart.

This live feed is in Hobart for the finish of the race:

Hobart webcam

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The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km). The race is run in co-operation with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.

The race was initially planned to be a cruise by Peter Luke and some friends who had formed a club for those who enjoyed cruising as opposed to racing, however when a visiting British Royal Navy Officer, Captain John Illingworth, suggested it be made a race, the event was born. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades, since the inaugural race in 1945, to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world and it now attracts maxi yachts from all around the globe. The 2004 race marked the 60th running of the event. The current race record was set in 2005 by Wild Oats XI, which crossed the line in a time of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds.

The longest surviving skipper from the inaugural race, Peter Luke, who contributed to the formation of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the establishment of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, died on 23 September 2007 aged 92, the last of the original sailors who pioneered this event. His yacht, Wayfarer, still holds the record for the slowest elapsed time.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Heathrow Airport Webcam Feed and Weather

Widespread disruption is continuing to be caused today by the almost complete closure of London's busy Heathrow airport due to the continuing arctic weather conditions.

This live webcam is at Heathrow monitoring the ongoing problems:

Heathrow Airport Webcam

Thousands of travellers have been stranded at Heathrow airport overnight. There will be no flight arrivals at Heathrow on Sunday and only a handful of departures.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons had been due to fly this weekend, according to travel association Abta, which estimated that four million people expected to go abroad.

Heathrow airport told the BBC that "a few thousand spent the night in the terminals" but said just four short-haul and three long-haul flights would leave on Sunday morning. It hoped to be operational on Monday.

Andrew Teacher, from Heathrow operator BAA, said it had invested more than £6m in the last year in technology to move snow and de-ice runways and that staff had been working through the night.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Honolulu Webcam for 2010 Marathon Live

The Honolulu Marathon is the world's sixth largest marathon. It takes place annually in Honolulu, Hawaii on the second Sunday in December. The race began in 1973.

This live feed is in Honolulu for the 2010 marathon:

Honolulu Marathon Live Feed

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Starting near Ala Moana Beach Park across from Ala Moana Center, the course progresses west along the waterfront toward downtown Honolulu, then loops through downtown and bends back east through Waikiki, around Diamond Head, and out toward the eastern suburbs of Honolulu, winding through Hawaii Kai before doubling back toward the finish line at Waikiki's Kapiolani Park. Marathoners consider the course moderately difficult because of the tropical weather conditions, with temperatures starting at around 65°F (18°C) and rising to as high as 80°F (27°C), and a relatively hilly course compared with other marathons. Nevertheless, the race also remains a popular choice for first-time marathoners.

Although the difficulty of the course precludes world-record pace performances, winners of the Honolulu Marathon have used it as a stepping stone to greater achievements. For instance, three-time winner Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya later won the Boston Marathon three times; and 1993 winner Bong-Ju Lee won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Marathon in Atlanta.

Dallas Webcam for 2010 White Rock Marathon

The Dallas White Rock Marathon is a marathon that has taken place in December in Dallas, Texas since 1971. An official time from the Dallas White Rock Marathon can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

This live feed is in Dallas for the White Rock marathon:

Dallas White Rock Marathon Live Feed

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The course is both hilly and flat involving running through downtown Dallas as well as the area surrounding White Rock Lake. In recent years, it has included the Mayor's 5K race, a five person relay, and a half-marathon in addition to the traditional marathon race. The main beneficiary of the race is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Along with the Houston Marathon and the Austin Marathon, the Dallas White Rock Marathon forms the first leg of the Marathons of Texas, a series of winter marathons held approximately one month apart from each other from December through February in Texas.

The Mayor’s 5k Race and Fun Run will take place on the day before the marathon with a start and finish in Fair Park. These changes have been implemented to improve the overall experience at our event and build upon the reputation the White Rock Marathon has built up over the years.

Tucson Webcam Live at 2010 Holualoa Marathon

If you are looking for a fast, gradually-downhill marathon with no big crowd hemming you in, the Tucson Marathon is your race. This is primarily a downhill marathon. with some hills around mile 2 and mile 10.

This live feed is in Tucson for the marathon:

Tucson marathon live feed

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Holualoa Tucson Marathon Starts at 7:30 A.M.
Damascus Bakeries Half-Marathon (First Wave) Starts at 7:00 A.M.
Marathon Relay Starts at 7:30 A.M.

If you are looking for a fast, gradually-downhill marathon with no big crowd hemming you in, the Tucson Marathon is your race. Enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather with temperatures at the start averaging in the high 30s and reaching 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit by 11 a.m. This is primarily a downhill marathon. with some hills around mile 2 and mile 10. Come run your FIRST MARATHON or your FASTEST MARATHON. You'll drop almost 2,200 feet in elevation as you run on the mostly downhill, point-to-point course along the beautiful Santa Catalina mountain range. (There are some rolling hills and inclines between miles 2-5 and miles 10-13).

The Old West historical town of Oracle marks the starting line. The course winds through the desert on paved roads and finishes at the Coronado Middle School, just off of E. Wilds Road. Our runners continue to tell us it's one of the prettiest courses in the country and one of the easiest to run a personal best. Be sure to train your quadriceps as you'll be running downhill! Benefits local school sports programs and other selected youth groups.

Charlotte Webcam for 2010 Thunder Road Marathon

The Thunder Road Marathon is an annual marathon (42.195 km) (26.2 miles) which takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, every December. It features a NASCAR theme in keeping with the region's close ties to auto racing.

This live feed is in Charlotte for the Thunder Road marathon:

Charlotte Marathon live feed

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The event was started in 2005 after the demise of the Charlotte Observer Marathon. The race course, a loop which begins and ends in Uptown Charlotte, is certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

In 2010 due to the increasing popularity of marathoning events nationwide, it was announced that entries would be capped at 3500. If you run the Dowd YMCA Run ½ Marathon and the Thunder Road Amica Insurance Half Marathon, you will receive a 26.2 medal in addition to the Thunder Road Amica Insurance Half Marathon medal when you cross the finish line on Saturday, December 11, 2010. A 39.3 medal and a Thunder Road Marathon medal will be given to you as you cross the Thunder Road Marathon finish line if you complete the Dowd YMCA Run Half Marathon and the Thunder Road Marathon. The Marathon course has a 6-hour time limit. Runners who cannot maintain a 13:45 per mile pace will be asked to leave the course for their own safety. Pit Stops will close and volunteers and police officers at intersections will not be available to participants who fall below the 13:45 per mile pace.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mecca Live for Islamic New Year, Al Hijra in Saudi Arabia

The Islamic New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.

Al Hijra Live in Mecca

Since the Islamic year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Islamic new year does not come on the same day of the Gregorian calendar every year. While some Islamic organizations prefer determining the new month (and hence the new year) dates by local sighting of the moon, most Islamic institutions and countries, including Saudi Arabia, follow astronomical calculations to determine future dates of the Islamic calendar. The following dates on the Gregorian calendar correspond to the Islamic new year.

Al-Hijra / Muharram in 2010 will start on Tuesday, the 7th of December and will continue for 29 days until Tuesday, the 4th of January.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Al-Hijra / Muharram on the sunset of Monday, the 6th of December.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Phuket Webcam Live at the Asia Pacific Ironman 2010

The Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship is set to become the centerpiece of Ironman 70.3 racing in the Asia Pacific region. Taking place in the resort of Laguna Phuket, on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, the event will provide a challenging course set along a picturesque tropical paradise.

This live feed is in Phuket for the 2010 Ironman triathlon:

Ironman Phuket Live Feed

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The 17th Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will bookend a unique endurance extravaganza later this year in Phuket, Thailand.

The Laguna Phuket race on November 28th will kick-off a ten-day calendar of related events that will reach boiling point on December 5th with the Ironman 70.3 Championship event. This combination of events will make the island of Phuket a mecca for triathlon devotees worldwide.

Situated on Thailand’s Andaman Sea coastline, Phuket is located almost 1,000 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. It has been luring international visitors for decades with its balmy tropical charm and character.

Laguna Phuket, a resort collection of seven deluxe hotel and villa properties on the northwest coast of the island, will host both the triathlon events. With its stunning location amid 1,000 acres of tropical lagoon-filled parkland on pristine Bang Tao beach, plus a wealth of recreational options from golf to island-hopping, Laguna Phuket is renowned worldwide as the finest destination resort in Asia.

Busselton Webcam at the 2010 WA Ironman, Busso

Ironman WA is getting ready to roll this weekend, and the start list reads like a who’s who of Australian iron distance racing. Foremost amongst these must be Sydneysider Pete Jacobs.

This live feed is in WA for the 2010 Ironman Triathlon:

Ironman WA Live Feed

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Ironman WA is getting ready to roll this weekend, and the start list reads like a who’s who of Australian iron distance racing. Foremost amongst these must be Sydneysider Pete Jacobs. His reputation is that of the course’s strongest swimmer, but after setting the third-fastest marathon time ever on the Ford Ironman World Championship course in Hawaii last month at 2:41:05. many are now looking to see just how fast he can go at Busso.

Ironman Western Australia 2010 will start at the Busselton jetty on Sunday, December 5, at 5.30am. Professionals will enter the water first followed by age groupers and relay entrants from 5.45am. Race leaders will exit the water from 6.15am and proceed to the Signal Park transition area.

Zurich Webcam Live for the 2010 Christmas Market

At the traditional Christmas markets and in Zürich’s shops, both locals and visitors find inspiration for gifts and can treat themselves to delectable delicacies. The Christmas circuses are as much a part of the season as the New Year’s Eve Magic with its legendary fireworks display.

This live webcam is in Zurich for all the Christmas festivities:

Zurich Christmas Market Live

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A unique shopping atmosphere can also be experienced at the five traditional Christmas markets. Zürich’s oldest Christmas market in the middle of the Old Town guarantees a romantic ambience and shopping bags bursting with Christmas gifts. The 160 quaintly decorated market stalls transform the immense hall at Zürich’s Main Railway Station into the “Zürich Christ Child Market,” and the centrally-located Christmas market in the heart of the city also offers a diverse range of toys, tasty Christmas goodies and trendy fashion accessories. The Christmas market at Werdmühleplatz square is legendary with its “Singing Christmas Tree.” Choirs of both children and adults take their place on the Christmas tree which towers above the houses, and spread festive cheer with their repertoire of Christmas carols. And at Bellevue this year, the Sechseläuten square will be transformed for the first time into a Christmas market with traditional and top-quality products offered at 15 market stands.

Panama City Beach Webcam Live for 2010 Redfish Run

Run For the Redfish is a certified course featuring a 1/2 marathon, 5k and kids 1 mile fun run benefits bringing awareness about our coastal redfish and it's habitat. This year's run will be held on December 4th, 2010 and starts and ends in beautiful Pier Park.

This live feed is at Panama City Beach for the event:

Run for the Redfish Live

Event Information:

On December 4, 2010 runners from across the Southeast will participate in the 2nd annual Run for the Redfish in Panama City Beach, Florida, a combined half marathon, 5k run and kids fun run will be held at Pier Park. A portion of the proceeds benefits bringing awareness about our coastal redfish and it's habitat. The run will begin at the Front Beach Road entrance to Pier Park and continue down Front Beach Road, looping back to end at Margaritaville.

Last year, over 600 racers participated and plans for 2010 are to take this signature event to the next level. We'd like to thank our sponsors and volunteers who support this race. We look forward to seeing everyone out on the course in December! The oil spill that flowed into the Gulf of Mexico put unprecedented strain on an already stressed marine ecosystem. While the responsible party, BP, is supposed to reimburse the affected fishermen and efforts have already begun to clean the coastline, little attention is being paid to the Gulf fisheries.

Las Vegas Webcam Live for the 2010 Rock n Roll Marathon

The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. The race is one of the oldest marathons in the United States, having been run since 1967.

This live feed is in Vegas for the 2010 marathon:

Las Vegas Live feed

Event Information:

The marathon was organized by Al Boka since 1983, who sold the marathon in 2005 to Devine Racing, a Chicago-based race organization company that is responsible for several other races, including the Los Angeles Marathon. will be the title sponsor for this event through 2009.

Devine redubbed the race as "The Las Vegas Marathon", and updated the course to include the Strip. Introduced on December 4 2005, the new course marks one of the rare occasions that the Strip is closed to traffic. Prior to that, the course had run on the old Los Angeles Highway, beginning in the community of Jean, Nevada, and ending outside of the City of Las Vegas in the county's Sunset Park.

Additionally in 2005, the date of the marathon was changed from January to December to help ensure better weather.