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Canada vs. USA today

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Canadians and Americans will be glued to their TVs watching the showdown between Canada and the USA in hockey that promises to be epic. more…

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Famous Friday – Matt DePeters

mattName: Matt DePeters
Birth Date: August 20, 1987
Place of Birth: Buffalo New York, USA
Claim to Fame: Freestyle Skier in the 2010 Olympics

Vancouver represents DePeters’ first time competing at a major international championship at the senior level. His qualification for the 2010 Olympic team was buoyed by a personal best 15th-place finish on Jan. 15, 2010, in just his third appearance at a World Cup. He finished third at the 2009 National Championships.

DePeters’ father, Mark, a former aerialist and now a coach, started the freestyle program at the Buffalo (NY) Ski Club when Matt was 9. The oldest of three brothers, DePeters has been on skis since age 2.

Buffalo Roots

DePeters’ hometown of Hamburg is located approximately 13 miles south of Buffalo, less than 10 miles from the Canadian border. Also hailing from Buffalo is Olympic bobsled push athlete Steve Mesler, who should contend for gold in the men’s four-man competition as part of Steve Holcomb’s Team Night Train.

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Niagara Falls 2010 Countdowns

New Years Eve countdown to 2010 from the Canadian side featuring fireworks from the Skylon Tower and the Horseshoe Falls:

The following is a video celebrating the 2010 countdown in Niagara Falls USA.  This marks the first year of the Guitar Drop, which promises to be a fun annual event for years to come.

Oldest Video of Niagara Falls

The film was taken on the American side of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls New York, USA.  The date of the footage is believed to be December 12, 1896.  The copyright was owned by Thomas A. Edison and published by Edison Manufacturing Company which made over 1,000 of such films in that era.

The actual film reel can be seen at the Library of Congress.