Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hong Kong Webcam - China National day Fireworks

China National Day is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate its national day, and is is marked by spectacular firework displays around the country.

Nowhere more so than on Hong Kong island, where this live webcam feed will capture the day's events as well as the evening fireworks display:

China National Day Live

Event Information:

The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People's Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.

The National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC. However, there have been some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.

The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen, are publicly displayed

The Ryder Cup 2010 Live

The long wait is finally almost over as the players are gathered in Newport for the start of the much anticipated 38th Ryder Cup. The European team are strong favourites, but the US team won't give up the title won at Valhalla easily.

This live feed will be covering the whole event:

Ryder Cup Live

Event Information:

The top players for the USA and Europe as determined by their points performance (described above) receive automatic selection. The remaining players on each team were selected at the discretion of the team captains. Team USA was finalized on 7 September. Qualification for Team Europe ended on 29 August, at which time, the captain's picks were named. The Official World Golf Rankings shown are as of 12 September 2010.

The European team will consist of:

The top four players on the Ryder Cup World Points List
Total points earned in Official World Golf Ranking events from 3 September 2009 to 29 August 2010.
The five players, not qualified above, on the Ryder Cup European Points List
Money earned in official European Tour events form 3 September 2009 to 29 August 2010.
Three captain's picks
In previous Ryder Cups, only two wildcard places were available on the European team, but on 12 May 2009 it was announced that this had been increased to three.

The United States team will consist of:

The top eight players on the Ryder Cup Points List
Point are gained from money earned in majors in 2009 and official PGA tour events in 2010 up to 15 August (i.e., up to and including money earned at the 2010 PGA Championship). Money earned in 2010 majors counts double and money earned in 2010 events played opposite the majors or World Golf Championships counts half.
Four captain's picks