One. Russia stops Canada. For the first time in a decade, Canada fails to get the gold medal game of the International Junior Hockey tournament. The Russians advance final with a tense 6-5 victory. Our Congratulations to the Winners!
Two. Ovechkin leads Capitals past Flames. The Washington Capitals won straight fourth time and the Flames – fourth straight lost. Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals. Dennis Wideman added a goal, and Thomas Vokoun made 18 saves for the capitals, who improved to 9-6-1 under coach Dale Hunter.
Three. Freeks and movie geeks. With 12 films and on DVD between them in 2011, the original Freeks (of Judd Apatow’s Freeks and Geeks fame)- James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel- ruled the screen big and small last year.
Four. In December 2011 there was released a new movie in Russia :” Vysotsky. Thank God I’m Alive”, produced by his son Nikita Vysotsky and directors: Konstantin Ernst and Pyotr Buslov, writers: Nikolai Popov and Konstantin Ernst, the main role is played by Sergey Bezrukov, the other actors: Sergei Shakurov, Ivan Urgant, Maxim Leonidov, Oksana Akinshina, Andrei Panin.
Five. Self-cleaning clothes. That’s right. The Jetson age is truly upon us.
In China, using a chemical called titanium dioxide, a coating can be applied to the outside of cotton materials causing them to self-clean, while removing stains and odours. The reaction takes place when the coating is exposed to sunlight and proved very successful in testing.
All this talk of chemicals is scary, right? Think again. According to reports, the nano-particle coating is eco-friendly. When washed traditionally, it doesn’t lose its future self-cleaning effectiveness either, so it could be a great solution for hot and humid climates to simplify control odours.