Minggu, 21 Oktober 2012


Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club who play at Old Trafford in Streford, Greater Manchester. Having won a joint-record 18 league titles and a record 11 FA Cups, Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football, and are the reigning Premier League champions.

The club crest is derived from that of the city of Manchester. The devil on the badge stems from the club's nickname "The Red Devils".

Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world.[6][7][8][9] As of July 2012, the club is number one in Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams, valued at $2.23 billion.[10] After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was purchased by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal valuing the club at almost £800 million.[11] In August 2012, Manchester United made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.[12]

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In Chinese culture red is considered very lucky and can also be a vibrant color that is perfect for any season. Birthday invitations in this classic color can make your celebration, perhaps your entire year, full of luck and good fortune.

The Chinese believe that red is not only good luck, but a strong symbol of happiness. This makes it another reason to pick red to celebrate your birthday. Chinese symbols can also be a stylish addition to your Asian-themed invitations and party decor. Consider hiring a calligrapher to put some appropriate symbols on your invitations for additional luck and happiness.

Red is also a good color for your birthday celebration as in Western cultures red is a color for passionate endeavors. While you probably won?t want your guests displaying their passionate side, you can still use red on your birthday invitations and d?cor to spice up your party and bring out the wild and crazy side. A deep, rich red is also said to stimulate the appetite. The perfect color to get your birthday bash going.

Whatever accents you choose ? Asian-inspired ? or otherwise, keep red in your theme to add luck, happiness and flair to your party. While red is a strong color, it fits in well with many Chinese elements and can turn a dull party into a brilliant Asian-inspired celebration.

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Red diamonds are among the rarest in the world, and the most notable red diamonds in existence are relatively small when compared to other famous fancy colored diamonds. The largest known red diamond, the triangle-shaped Moussaieff Red, weighs in at 5.11 carats, whereas some of the world's notable white, yellow, blue, and pink diamonds weigh hundreds of carats

Graff paid the highest auction price in history for a red diamond when he bought the stone in 2007 for over $2.66 million. The sale beat the previous record price paid for a red diamond by more than $1 million.


The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). The Red Sea is a Global 200 ecoregion.

Occupying a part of the Great Rift Valley, the Red Sea has a surface area of roughly 438,000 km² (169,100 square miles ).It is about 2250 km (1398 miles) long and, at its widest point, is 355 km (220.6 miles) wide. It has a maximum depth of 2211 metres (7254 feet) in the central median trench, and an average depth of 490 metres (1,608 feet).

The Red Sea lies between arid land, desert and semi-desert. The main reasons for the better development of reef systems along the Red Sea is because of its greater depths and an efficient water circulation pattern, The Red Sea water mass exchanges its water with the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean via the Gulf of Aden. These physical factors reduce the effect of high salinity caused by evaporation water in the north and relatively hot water in the south.
The climate of the Red Sea is the result of two distinct monsoon seasons; a northeasterly monsoon and a southwesterly monsoon. Monsoon winds occur because of the differential heating between the land surface and sea. Very high surface temperatures coupled with high salinities makes this one of the hottest and saltiest bodies of seawater in the world. The average surface water temperature of the Red Sea during the summer is about 26 °C (79 °F) in the north and 30 °C (86 °F) in the south, with only about 2 °C (3.6 °F) variation during the winter months. The overall average water temperature is 22 °C (72 °F). Today surface water temperatures remain relatively constant at 21–25 °C (70–77 °F). Temperature and visibility remain good to around 200 m (656 ft). The sea is known for its strong winds and unpredictable local currents.

The rainfall over the Red Sea and its coasts is extremely low, averaging 0.06 m (2.36 in) per year. The rain is mostly in the form of showers of short spells, often associated with thunderstorms and occasionally with dust storms. The scarcity of rainfall and no major source of fresh water to the Red Sea result in the excess evaporation as high as 205 cm (81 in) per year and high salinity with minimal seasonal variation. A recent underwater expedition to the Red Sea offshore from Sudan and Eritrea[14] found surface water temperatures 28 °C in winter and up to 34 °C in the summer, but despite that extreme heat the coral was healthy with much fish life with very little sign of coral bleaching, with only 9% infected by thalassomonas loyana, the 'white plague' agent. Favia favus coral there harbours a virus, BA3, which kills T.loyana.[15] Plans are afoot to use samples of these corals' apparently heat-adapted commensal algae to salvage bleached coral elsewhere.

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One of the oldest alcoholic beverages on the planet is wine. Although heavy drinking of any alcohol brings lots of trouble to your health, recent studies suggest that a glass of red wine every day may provide you with more than just a modest relaxation.

Red wine may also prevent the formation and progression of atherosclerosis or the hardening of your arteries. Atherosclerosis begins when blood vessels begin to lose their capacity to relax. Red wine contains polyphenols that helps maintain healthy blood vessels by facilitating the formation of nitric oxide which is a relaxing chemical.