Monday, November 4, 2013

Google Celebrates Shakuntala Devi's 84th Birthday

Shakuntala Devi (November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013), popularly known as the "Human Computer", was a child prodigy and mental calculator. Her talents earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records.

LG People's Choice Award

Vote for your favorite player in 2013

The LG People's Choice Award allows cricket fans the unique chance to vote for international stars who have produced outstanding performances in the past year.

Fans vote on a short list nominated by a panel of cricket experts using criteria set out by LG and the ICC.

The nominees will have displayed some of the attributes regarded by LG that reflect their brand and their qualities. Such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

LG ICC Awards

As part of the ICC's celebration of the game's heroes and role models, it stages the annual LG ICC Awards ceremony to recognize the major individual and team achievements in world cricket.

In the past, the ceremony has featured individual awards that over the years have honored some of the biggest names in men's and women's international cricket and will be voted upon by a strong panel of former players, respected members of the media and an elite umpire and match referee.

The LG ICC Awards ceremonies have been previously held in London (2004), Sydney (2005), Mumbai (2006), Johannesburg (2007 and 2009), Dubai (2008), Bangalore (2010), London (2011) and Colombo (2012). This year the LG ICC Awards will be presented as a television show on 14 December.
The full list of LG ICC Awards for 2013 are:

    Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Test Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Men's Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
    ICC Women's Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Spirit of Cricket
    David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
    ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
    ICC Test Team of the Year
    ICC ODI Team of the Year
    LG People's Choice Award

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