02 April 2007

A Lap of Sepang with the Double World Champion

"Sepang is perhaps the most difficult circuit of the year, and it is certainly one of the most technical. With this I mean that your car needs to be strong in every area: all the important corners tend to be high-speed, so you need a perfect car balance and good aerodynamics. The track itself has a lot of rhythm, one corner leads you to the next one and it is not hard on the brakes; it is all about keeping the momentum through the corners. " says Alonso , in this article reported in Planet-F1

Federer wins third Laureus prize

Tennis star Roger Federer is named Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards for the third year in a row. Roger Federer became the first sportsman to win three Sportsman of the Year awards. Co-Nominees Tiger Woods and Michael Schumacher had had the distinction of winning it twice. For more details about this year's awards, check out this link from BBC . Federer wins third Laureus prize

Aconite may have been used to murder Woolmer

Rediff reports that the Jamaican police received a tip-off that the coach was poisoned by aconite, the perfect drug to mask a murder. Read the full article Aconite used to murder Woolmer: Report

What is Aconite?

In Greek and Roman mythology, Medea tried to kill Theseus by poisoning him by putting aconite in his wine, thought to be the saliva of Cerberus, the three-headed dog who guarded the Underworld. Hercules dragged Cerberus up from the Underworld, while the dog turned his face away from the light, barking and depositing saliva along the path. The saliva hardened in the soil and produced its lethal poison in the plants that grew from the soil. Because it was formed and grew on hard stones, farmers called it 'aconite' (from the Greek akone, meaning 'whetstone'). (From wikipedia)