Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lisa Raye

Lisa Raye
LisaRaye's publicist has denied rampant reports across the black blogosphere that the actress is dating Rev. Al Sharpton. The rumors started flying after the two were photographed holding hands at various events over the past several days. Gossip site Media Take Out on Tuesday said they were spotted looking "cozy" at Roland Martin’s Congressional Black Caucus party in Washington D.C. They were also photographed walking through an airport and at Sharpton's Monday appearance on "WWE Raw."
But the outings were strictly business, according to Jeter. The two are involved in the Obama administration's vision of educational innovation and are promoting a tour that will take them through various cites that serve as solid examples of school reform. "LisaRaye is involved in the White House Education Tour with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, former GOP House speaker Newt Gingrich and Rev. Al Sharpton because she has a foundation, Radiant Jewels, that gives scholarships to young girls," Jeter explained to EURweb exclusively. "So [the White House Education Tour] is a direct tie-in to what she's already been doing."
The Education Tour kicked off yesterday (Sept. 29) in Philadelphia, with stops booked in New Orleans on Nov. 3 and Baltimore on Nov. 13. And just to be clear, Jeter says that her client and Rev. Al are not an item, Sharpton never counseled LisaRaye through her divorce with Michael Misick as previously reported, and he has never served as her spiritual advisor. "Every time you see LisaRaye with some person, don't assume that she's dating them," Jeter said. "There's a bigger picture to what she's doing."

Google Wave invite

Google Wave invite
Haven’t received your Google Wave invite yet? You’re not alone. Thousands of users around the world are still awaiting their invitation to Google’s new communication platform. At this point, it’s not clear whether demand far exceeds supply or Google (Google) is simply still waiting to open the flood gates, but if you really can’t wait, at least one invite has already found its way to eBay.
The item has already attracted 19 bids, pushing the price up to $70 (there are two days left on the auction). Mind you, for the moment it’s the only Wave invite auction on eBay, a far cry from the mini-industry that emerged around Gmail (Gmail) invites back in 2004. Nonetheless, the fact that a free web service can still attract any significant interest in an auction does show the enormous level of hype that’s been built up for Wave.
Whether or not users will continue to be allowed to sell invites is unclear though, as Google Wave’s (Google Wave) terms say that users are prohibited from “Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit the Service for any unauthorized commercial purpose,” though a number of Google Voice (Google Voice) invites can also be found on the auction service. Have you received your Wave invite yet? Moreover, would you be willing to pay for one? Let us know in the comments.

Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall
Following on from the breaking news yesterday that Toyota are issuing their biggest recall in the U.S over problems with floor mats, we have an article for you to read now which compares Toyota’s recall to other recalls that have happened this year. Over at CarGurus, they have played down the seriousness of the floormat issue, saying that it is just a ‘minor’ problem and can be solved simply by removing the sidemat from affected vehicles.
Then they have compared this recall with other incidents that have caused companies to recall vehicles. These include General Motor’s recall of 1.5 million autos in April over the possibility of electrical fires. Then they have highlighted Chrysler’s recall of 13,350 minivans in February, again due to the risk of fire due to faulty electrical circuits. Personally we don’t agree with CarGurus’ admission that this latest Toyota Recall is a ‘minor’ problem. Its good to finally see Toyota willing to address the issue.
Toyota is forecasting a 450 billion yen ($5.0 billion) loss for the fiscal year through March 2010, although hopes surfaced have lately that the worst may be over, with sales recovering enough to allow Toyota to project a narrower loss. The recall will affect 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 and 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350. I agree with the analysts–a floor mat recall isn’t a deal killer for Toyota. However, it does open the door for other companies (Honda? Hyundai?) to market their superior quality in an attempt to lure in concerned carbuyers.

American Samoa tsunami video

American Samoa tsunami video
Tsunami Damage in American Samoa Following Pacific Earthquake on Video This video, posted earlier today on YouTube, shows the incredible damage in Leone, American Samoa. Houses were washed away. Cars were left stranded in trees. Bloomberg is now reporting that at least 141 were killed. “You can imagine the sheer force,” the narrator says. In this second video from the Wall Street Journal, Simon Louisson from Dow Jones Newswires in New Zealand, describes the damage and reports that New Zealanders prepared for the possibility of a tsunami strike.
Deep under the ocean, somewhere midway between the two island groups, a shift in the restless Pacific plates had triggered a major earthquake - magnitude measuring 8.0 to 8.3 on the Richter scale. Sleepers were shaken awake. Early risers watched as the sea suddenly retreated, the tide sucking the water way down the beach, the inhale before the exhale. There was little time to run. In some places alarms sounded. In others, local men began shouting and banging on gas cylinders - sounding them like church bells - in an urgent, improvised alert. Some locals dragged their heels, thinking it was just another tsunami trial alarm. When realisation dawned, the panic came.
Most Samoans live by the water, which provides their livelihoods, and where tourists are drawn to a string of exotic resorts capitalising on Samoa's appeal as a remote Polynesian paradise, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. Melbourne school teachers John and Robyn Jaffe, making the most of their South Pacific escape, had already long since left their luxury hotel room at the Virgin Cove Resort. Robyn Jaffe had just finished a shower in the rainforest fringing the beach when she felt the rumble under her feet. But it wasn't until locals began running past her that she grew alarmed and scrambled up on to a water tank for safety. From her perch she saw her husband picked up by the wave as it pushed into the jungle and dragged him through the rocks and undergrowth.

Samoan islands location

Samoan islands location

At least 100 people have died as a result of Tuesday's earthquake and tsunami. Seventy Seven have been reported dead in Samoa, twenty five in American Samoa, along with six in Tonga. Officials fear that the death toll will continue to rise as reports trickle in from outlying villages and islands. Phone lines were damaged in some areas, or simply overwhelmed with the volume of calls from relatives seeking information on loved ones.
American Samoa tsunami video Samoan islands location tsunami 2009. A tsunami may have killed as many as 120 in Samoa and American Samoa islands, officials said late Tuesday. At least 26 are confirmed dead in Samoa and 19 casualties were reported in nearby American Samoa after a tsunami waves struck the islands, US homeland security official Mike Sala said. Waves were reported five feet to 15 feet above sea level, prompting warning across the Pacific to the Western United States, from southern California up to Oregon-Washington border.
It was reported that many villagers, unaware that tsunamis can send multiple waves inundating low lying areas, left the safer high ground to collect fish wash ashore by the first wave. Some also say that since the earthquake was so close to the Samoan islands there was not enough time to warn people of the coming tsunami. The tsunami hit American Samoa 24 minutes after the earthquake. The Samoan islands lie 125 miles north of the epicenter. The earthquake was felt in Samoa and American Samoa.

Garmin Nuvi 850

Garmin Nuvi 850
Amazon’s taken $35 off the Garmin nuvi 850 GPS system, from $200 down to $165 (today only) with free shipping. The nuvi 850 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, and a built-in FM transmitter. Other goodies include optional traffic information via MSN, microSD expansion slot, MP3 player and photo viewer, and direct address transfer from Google Maps through the GPS unit’s USB port. So all in all, nothing terribly fancy except that voice recognition stuff if you think you’d use that on a regular basis.
We found another great deal today, and this time it comes from Amazon who is selling the Garmin Nuvi 850 GPS navigator for only $164.99 down from $799.00. That’s a $535 save that you can use to buy something else. The Garmin Nuvi 850 features a 4.3-inch touch widescreen, voice commands, FM transmitter, built-in antenna, pre-loaded maps for North America with 6 million POIs and the ability to add custom POIs, multi-destination routing, Where Am I? tool which shows you the emergency services near your location, and Where’s my car? tool which is very useful if you forgot where you parked.
The Garmin nüvi 850 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Voice Command and FM Transmitter is available in Soft Black, and it measures 6.4 x 6.4 x 3.3 inches while weighing 1.3 pounds. The GPS device also features a microSD card slot, easy-to-use UI, photo viewer, MP3 Player, Garmin Lock, and the abilities to send addresses to it from Google Maps or Mapquest, and to customize your on-screen vehicle icon. You can tell from its dimensions that it’s very small, and we assure you that it features a sleek design. You can buy the Garmin Nuvi 850 GPS Device from Amazon here for only $164.99. Take your time to read the reviews before you purchase it!

IND vs WI

IND vs WI
As the match between Australia and Pakistan draws to a close at the Centurion, another one is now underway. It is the ‘crucial’ matchup between India and West Indies and we have a live stream for the match to give you. Sadly though, it looks as if India will not be able to qualify for the Super Fours, as Australia are currently on course for the 206 target, which would eliminate India from this year’s tournament. India are making the most of the match though, getting off to a great start against the West Indies. Current score stands at 74-5, with Kumar and Nehra on 2 wickets each.
India's fate in the Champions Trophy has been depending on Pakistan's victory over Australia in the ongoing match today. The present scenario is indicating that India's chance to book semifinals berth are very much grim as Pakistan failed to post big total on board. Australia need just 206 runs in the 50 overs to enter the semis. If Pakistan defeat mighty Aussies here, India will have to thrash West Indies by huge margin to stay alive in the tournament. India will take on West Indies here at New Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. As India are virtually out of the tournament, Dhoni & Co will definitely looking to wrap up the tour on winning note.
India bowlers should be blamed for this situation. Especially Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Sing failed to put good show against Pakistan and Australia as well. In one sentence, India's fate is depending on Pakistan's mercy. Apart from the Pakistan vs Australia ODI result, Team India should play good cricket against underdogs West Indies.
Teams:
India: MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Praveen Kumar.
West Indies: David Bernard, Andre Fletcher, Darren Sammy, FL Reifer, DM Richards, CAK Walton, DS Smith, TM Dowlin, NO Miller, TL Best, GC Tonge.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Costume Ideas 2009

Halloween Costume Ideas 2009
Last year some of the most popular Halloween costumes were Captain Jack Sparrow, but retailers have said that 2009 is all about the vampires. There are a number of reasons for this, the biggest being how popular “The Vampire Diaries”, “True Blood” and the ever-popular “Twilight” sage is. According to Cleveland, people have yet to start purchasing new Halloween costumes, but they have now started to show an interest. Bodziony have said that other popular costume ideas include 1960s hippie costumes, the reason is that it it is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. What else are people thinking of dressing up as? Harry Potter is still very popular. Also in demand are dead celebrities, such as Michael Jackson and the whole Thriller thing. Farrah Fawcett is also another popular choice.
However, while putting together a Halloween costume, do not forget the right accessories. The right accessories, especially with a Halloween theme like fangs, devil horns, angel wings, makeup and trick-or-treating bags will make dressing up fun. Some popular ideas for Halloween costumes for children are Coppenrath Princess Lillifee- Ballet dancer dress-up, Mattel Superman Fly Cape, Mattel Inflatable Suit, Cesar Group Lazy Town Sportacus Muscle Costume, Cesar Group Spiderman Classic Muscle Costume, Rubie’s Power Rangers Red Costume, Hilka McLaren Racing Suit Costume, Rubie’s Power Rangers Black Costume, Vivid WWE Title Belt - Classic World Tag Team Championship Belt, RDP Creative Borat Mankini Thong and Hasbro X-Men Origins Wolverine: Electronic Claw.

Zapatero Daughters Photo

Zapatero Daughters Photo
Current Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero born on 4 August 1960, Valladolid. Due to popularity of his Spanish socialist party he won two consecutive elections. On 9 march 2008 general election his party got 43.8% votes. On 7 March 2008 his party politician Isaías Carrasco was killed in an attack. ETA was suspected behind the attack. Due to this incident the final day campaign was cancelled.Zapatero daughters rarely appear before media. In recent the photograph both daughter are standing with their parents along with Barrack and Michelle Obama. The daughters are standing in gothic attire, covered in black dress.
In the picture both girls are wearing black trench coat, black boots and one has amulet around her neck and wearing black wrist bands in picture. Normally you will not find Goth people wearing these kinds of cloths. It seems that the daughters of zapatero are going through a rebellious phase. Infect no one have an idea about the girls they may be very pleasant and kind hearted. It is a big deal for some people. May be the girls choose it as mean of expression just like other youngsters. Spanish prime minister tried every thing in his capacity to stop the picture from spreading. It was too late for him as the picture spread uncontrollably. You can find it on news sites, ever gossip and on the web now.

Cowboys vs Panthers Score

Cowboys vs Panthers Score
Last night's Panthers vs Cowboys Monday Night Football game was the perfect reason why every sports fan should own a DVR as the score at halftime was 7 - 0. (And it 29 minutes to get that score on the board) It picked up from the extremely boring first half with a little more scoring in the second half as the Cowboys came back to win 21 - 7. I usually DVR sporting events and start watching about 45 minutes after they start so I can skip over the commercials. Last night I found myself fast forwarding over the put you to sleep football that was being played in the first half.
I'll should just skip to the second half highlights as there is basically nothing to report except on how long each punt was in the first half. The only score of the first half came with 1:03 left in the second quarter as Jake Delhomme connected with Dante Rosario on a 25 yard touchdown pass to put the Panthers up 7 - 0. In the second half the Dallas Cowboys' offense picked it up as they put two solid drives together for a field goal and a touchdown. They took the lead as Tashard Choice ran it into the end zone from 5 yards out to give the Cowboys the lead 10 - 7. The Cowboys tacked on more points with a long 78 yard drive that ended with 12:02 in the fourth quarter with a field goal.
The Carolina Panther had absolutely no offense in the second half their six possessions in the went punt; punt; punt; punt; interception; and fumble. Pretty impressive...you wonder why they are 0 - 3. Any hope of them coming back from the 13 - 7 deficit went to the grave when Terence Newman picked off Jake Delhomme's pass and raced 27 yards into the end zone. After the two point conversion the Cowboys lead 21 - 7 with 5:07 to play, and the way the Panthers offense was playing that lead was safe. So the Cowboys go to 2 - 1 and stay one game behind the undefeated NY Giants in their division. The Panthers fall to 0 - 3 and put themselves in a huge hole in their division, now three games behind the undefeated New Orleans Saints.

NFL Power Rankings 2009 Week 4

NFL Power Rankings 2009 Week 4
NFL Power Rankings Week 4 for 2009 and the Heisman Watch dominate a football themed Sports Fix! Tim Tebow may have been knocked out of last week's game but he still leads the Heisman race. ESPN lines up a panel of their 'experts' and they try here to guess the winner. NFL Power Rankings Week 4 - are the New York football Giants the number one team in the NFL? It is only week four and they are as good as choice as any where in an odd season start that has the New York Jets at 3-0 and the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals (weren't they in lat season's Super Bowl?) at 1-2.
Add to that, the Tennessee Titans are at 0-3 and many thought they would be a powerhouse. And each week, I keep reminding folks, don't forget the New Orleans Saints and that amazing offense. They are winning (and covering Las Vegas folks). Check out WEII - they have their power ranking for the National Football League here.

Britney Spears 3 Lyrics

Britney Spears 3 Lyrics
Britney Spears' "3" Debuts; We're Pretty Sure What She's Talking About is Illegal in Louisiana It's been 10 years since the "...Baby One More Time" video started a party in your creepy older brother's pants. And just in time to celebrate, Britney Spears has released a new single, "3," -- off of her upcoming anniversary-marking Singles Collection (out Nov. 26). The song debuted, as previously announced, this morning via NYC radio station Z-100. And while the robo-manipulations at work on this Max Martin-produced dance track render Spears' vocals near unrecognizable, the blunt sexual lyrical content is 100 per cent Britney.
"1, 2, 3 / Not only you and me / Got one eighty degrees / And I'm caught in between," goes the chorus. From naughty schoolgirl to orgies in 10 short years. Look how far we've come? Check out the full lyrics below, and you can listen to the song here. 1, 2, 3Not only you and meGot one eighty degreesAnd I'm caught in betweenCountin' Babe, pick a nightTo come out and playIf it's alrightWhat do you say? Are - you inLivin' in sin is the new thing (yeah)Are - you inI am countin'!
1, 2, 3Not only you and meGot one eighty degreesAnd I'm caught in betweenCountin' 1, 2, 3Peter, Paul & MaryGettin' down with 3PEverybody loves ***Countin' Three is a charmTwo is not the sameI don't see the harmSo are you game? Lets' make a teamMake 'em say my nameLovin' the extremeNow are you game? Are - you inLivin' in sin is the new thingAre - you inI am countin'! 1, 2, 3Not only you and meGot one eighty degreesAnd I'm caught in betweenCountin'

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day
September 29th, 2009, is National Coffee Day. In honor of the beloved bean’s big day, here are a few coffee definitions courtesy of The Nibble.com *Breve – This a word that I mixed up with “venti” yesterday (silly me). A “breve” is an espresso drink that uses half and half in place of milk. *Body – When someone is talking about the “body” of a coffee, they are referring the thickness of the brew. It is measured by the amount of oil or sediment present. A coffee with a heavy body would have a more complex flavor. *Caffee Americano – This refers to a shot of espresso that is poured over six ounces of hot water. Perparing it in this way produces a milder cup of coffee.
And because I’m into the copy cat recipe thing lately, click here to find a list of Starbucks copy cat recipes including Frappuccinos, Gingerbread Lattes, Almond Biscotti, and Peppermint Mochas. One breezy fall day somewhere outside Seattle, residents gathered in the town square and the mayor buttoned himself into his “special occasion” suit, all to celebrate the magnificent bean that tames hangovers and makes sleepy eyes bright. The lil’ brown guest of honor didn’t have much to say, but graciously accepted the key to the city and a day named for his oft-muttered name, “Coffee.” And so National Coffee Day was born, and since then, the magical beverage has done lots for everyone. So stop what you’re doing and celebrate. Sure, you could brew up a frothy mug at home, but it’s more fun to carouse with your fellow beanheads.

Bill Winters Jp Morgan

Bill Winters Jp Morgan
Bill Winters is very highly regarded,” said William Cohan, a former investment banker at JPMorgan who wrote “House of Cards” about Bear Stearns Cos. “What’s not that big of a surprise is that Jes Staley, who also came from the JPMorgan side, would move up.” JPMorgan was formed by the 2001 purchase of J.P. Morgan & Co. by Chase Manhattan Corp. Winters, 48, joined JPMorgan more than 25 years ago and has spent most of his career working in sales and trading. He and Black, who is based in New York, had worked as co-CEOs of the investment bank since 2004.
Speaking at a conference in London last week, Winters said “greedy bankers, investors and borrowers” were in part to blame for the banking crisis. He also said separating wholesale and retail banking would be “very costly to the economy.” Winters “has been viewed by competitors and peers as a really strong professional,” said Michael Holland, chairman and founder of Holland & Co. in New York, which oversees more than $4 billion including JPMorgan shares. His departure “is a big surprise to me.”
Staley, 52, joined JPMorgan in 1979 and worked in the investment bank for 20 years, moving on to run the asset- management business in 2001. Staley’s new job signals he is one of the board’s top picks to succeed Dimon, according to a person briefed on the management decision. While Dimon is expected to stay at least another five years, the decision was made to round out Staley’s management experience, the person said, declining to be identified because the decisions are confidential.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures

Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures
Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures: Famous Guests Arrive According to Kim Kardashian it was "a night to remember." One of the best of her life, in fact, based on the reality star's Twitter account. We're sure the entire Kardashian clan feels the same way. After all, the wedding between Khloe and Lamar Odom is dominating every celebrity gossip headline today. Everything is going just as planned! When the couple gets divorced in six months and magazines once again cover the development in depth, it will another reason to celebrate.
For now, we'll go along with the ruse and pretend as though the wedding was a beautiful, love-filled affair. It was certainly a hit among famous guests, such as serial cheater Kobe Bryant and his scorned wife, Vanessa: We'd love to show you photos from the actual ceremony, but Khloe and Lamar have already sold them to the highest bidder. Our offer of $10 and a bag of peanut M&Ms was turned down. Still, you can click on the pics below for shots of more guests at the event, such as Ryan Seacrest and Adrienne Bailon...
Khloe Kardashian Wedding Pictures Sell For $300,000 To OK:Apparently, Khloe Kardashian’s new wedding pictures could make someone rich,according to the Associated Press. They report that Kris Jenner who is Khloe’s mom and manager, brokered a deal with OK! magazine to sell Khloe Kardashian’s wedding pictures for $300,000. Lamar Odom, who is Khloe’s husband will not get any money from the deal. So, basically Khloe Kardashian just landed a $300,000 payday for getting married. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom reportedly just met during the summer and started dating not long after that.

This Is it Michael Jackson Tickets

This Is it Michael Jackson Tickets
A month prior to the theatrical screening of "This Is It", Sony Pictures has made available the tickets to the special Michael Jackson documentary. Starting on Sunday, September 27, the tickets to the limited two-week engagement are offered for purchase at the documentary's web site, thisisit-movie.com. The movie documenting the King of Pop's final performance rehearsals days before his death will debut simultaneously in 15 cities around the globe on October 28, but a sneak peek will be presented at the new Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 the night before on October 27. The Associated Press, in the meantime, reported that the advance screenings have been sold out. 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows have been snatched by fans within two hours early Sunday.
"'This Is It' may go down as the greatest concert no one got a chance to see," the movie's director and Michael's longtime collaborator, Kenny Ortega, promised. "But with this film we get a rare portrait of Michael as he prepares for his final curtain call." Jeff Blake, Sony's worldwide marketing and distribution chairman, added, "Michael Jackson has an army of fans everywhere round the world. By rolling out this film simultaneously worldwide, we are giving audiences an incredible opportunity to join together in celebration of Michael Jackson's incredible career."
"This Is It" offers a behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson preparing for a series of the O2 London shows he was rehearsing when he died June 25. It will compile more than 100 hours of video footage concert promoter AEG Live shot during April, May and June 2009. Reuters claimed that a source close to the project has mentioned the planned 3-D sequence for the movie will not make it into the final reel.

Jenny Slate Fired

Jenny Slate Fired
The new 'Saturday Night Live' cast member that dropped the F-Bomb this weekend will NOT have to worry about a different F-word: "Fired". Jenny Slate was performing in her first show as a cast member of 'SNL', when she got a little too into character in a sketch called "Biker Chick Chat" and said the word some call "the mother of all swear words".

That caused some speculation that Slate's first show would be her last, but an NBC spokeswoman says she will NOT be fired. The slip was not seen here, they dubbed in a different word for the west coast broadcast. It's not the first time the word has slipped on the show. Comic Charles Rocket did the same thing in 1981, when he was a new cast member. But he was fired the next week, had a rough time in show business after that, and killed himself in 2005.
The Brooklyn funny lady, Tehran-born, raised in California comedian, and SNL newbie has attracted a lot of attention when she dropped an f-bomb, apparently by accident. She was in the middle of a SNL skit when she let go of a sentence; “You stood up for yourself, and I f—ing love you for that.” Over the years, people have been fired for saying these things on live TV, including Charles Rocket in 1981 and Norm MacDonald in 1997. No news yet on if Jenny Slate is being fired for her slip of the tongue.

College Football Rankings Week 5

College Football Rankings Week 5
College Football Rankings Week 5: It’s not a good year to be in the Top 5 as at least one top 5 ranked college football team has lost each of the first four weeks. This past weeekend was no different, fourth-ranked Mississippi caught by surprise, beaten 16-10 by South Carolina on Thursday night. Ole Miss drops in the college football rankings Week 5 to No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches poll. The College Football Odds experts at Bookmaker.com have Ole Miss Rebels –9.5 point favorites on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Also losing on Upset Saturday was No. 5 Penn State at home 21-1 to unranked Iowa for the 7th time in 8 years. A.J. Edds intercepted Daryll Clark with less than four minutes to go and Iowa worked the clock and added a field goal with seconds left. The turning point was when Adrian Clayborn a defensive end got the momentum going for Iowa after he blocked a punt and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown to start the fourth quarter. The Lions fall i the collge football rankings Week 5 to No. 15 AP and No. 13 Coaches Poll. The College Football Odds experts at Bookmaker.com have Penn State Nittany Lions –6 point favorites on the road against the Illinois Illini.
The No. 6 California Golden Bears got spanked by the Oregon Ducks on Saturday 42-3. Cal drops in the college football rankings to No. 24 AP and No. 19 Coaches Polls and has its work cut out going home to host he No. 7 USC Trogans. The College Football Odds experts at Bookmaker.com have USC Trojans –6.5 point favorites on the road against the California Golden Bears. The final top 10 upset had No. 9 Miami Hurricanes fall 31-7 to the No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg VA. The Hurricanes drop in the college football rankings to No. 17 AP and No. 21 Coaches Poll. Miami faces another tough test as they head home to host No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners. The College Football Odds experts at Bookmaker.com have Oklahoma Sooners –6.5 point favorites on the road against the Miami Hurricanes.

Hoover Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum

Hoover Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum
Hoover’s WindTunnel + Cyclonic bagless HEPA upright vacuum combines patented Hoover WindTunnel technology for best carpet cleaning performance, with the benefits of cyclonic technology, strong suction power and less filter maintenance. HEPA filtration traps 100% of dust mites, ragweed and common grass pollens. An automatic cord rewind retracts quickly and easily with the touch of a button. Multi-Surface Brush Roll Control allows you to safely and effectively vacuum carpeted and hard floor surfaces in your home.
Patented WindTunnel Technology – Lives down on the floor where cleaning takes place, eliminating scattered dirt Multi-chamber cyclonic system for excellent dirt separation. Cord Rewind with 28′ Cord – Retracts quickly and easily at the push of a button Lifetime HEPA Filter – Traps 100% of dust mites, ragweed and common grass pollens Multi-Surface Brush Roll Control 14′ Cleaning Reach with Hose and Wands Onboard Tools: Pet Hair Cleaning Tool, Combination Dusting Brush and Upholstery Tool, 2 Extension Wands, Crevice Tool Bottom Release Dirt Cup Fingertip On/Off Controls Lifetime Belt Large Soft Wheels 15″ WidePath Nozzle Carpet Height Adjustment

Colts vs Cardinals

Colts vs Cardinals
The 2009 NFL season is well underway now and last night, saw the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. And according to reports from examiner.com, the Colts won, with a 31-10 victory over the Arizona team. And the Colts victory was of course helped along, by their quarterback Peyton Manning’s four touchdown passes. After the game, Manning said that it was important for him to stay patient throughout the game.
Manning appeared to have a bit of a slow start, but obviously picked his game up further on and took his team to victory. The Colts were falling behind 3-0 after the first quarter, but soon changed it around, with an 18-0 lead 18 point lead in the 2nd. On the field where little brother Eli led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl triumph two seasons ago, Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes in his first game there, three in the second quarter, to power the Indianapolis Colts past Kurt Warner and the turnover-plagued Arizona Cardinals 31-10.
The game featured two of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history in Manning and Warner. But while Manning’s line gave him time to carve up the Cardinals’ defense, the 38-year-old Warner was under a fierce rush all night long. ”I think that was the key to the game, personally,” said Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney , who was in Warner’s face throughout before leaving with a quadriceps injury late in the third quarter. ”Our offensive line did a great job protecting Peyton, giving him time to find his receivers. And then I think collectively as a defense we put pressure on Warner and had him uncomfortable all game.”

Affiliated Computer Services

Affiliated Computer Services
Agreed to buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc. for $6.4 billion in its biggest purchase, shifting to computer services as sales of its traditional printing equipment decline. The transaction will help triple sales from services to about $10 billion, Xerox said today in a statement. The total price of the cash-and-stock deal is about 34 percent more than Dallas-based Affiliated Computer’s closing price Sept. 25. The acquisition is Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns’s first since taking over the world’s largest maker of high-speed color printers in July. Burns’s predecessor, Anne Mulcahy, helped Xerox avoid bankruptcy this decade by paring debt, exiting unprofitable businesses and shedding jobs.
Affiliated Computer jumped $7.43, or 16 percent, to $54.68 on the New York Stock Exchange at 9:52 a.m. Xerox, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, fell $1.30, or 15 percent, to $7.67, the biggest intraday drop since March. The stock had climbed 13 percent this year before today. The transaction helps Burns expand into a market Xerox values at about $150 billion and gives her a foothold in managing administrative operations for multiple arms of the U.S. government. “With this combination, our tool box just got a lot bigger,” Affiliated Computer CEO Lynn Blodgett said in an interview. Blodgett will run the business as a unit of Xerox and report to Burns, 51.
Almost 90 percent of Affiliated Computer’s new business contracts last year came from outsourcing, or managing operations for other companies. Total sales rose 5.9 percent to $6.5 billion in the year ending June 30. Xerox has posted sales declines for three straight quarters, with analysts projecting a fourth, according to the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Global spending on technology products will fall 8 percent this year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said this month. Mulcahy, who took over in 2001, cut at least 20,000 jobs to revive Xerox after the bursting of the technology bubble at the start of the decade left Xerox with mounting debt and its first annual loss in five years. Under Mulcahy, Xerox stopped making personal copiers and started focusing on laser printers, as well as color printing.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Monhegan Island Maine

Monhegan Island Maine
Monhegan is a small, rocky Island ten miles from the nearest mainland and scarcely a square mile in area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the Island. Since long before the explorer John Smith visited it in 1614, it was known to Native Americans as a prime fishing area, and today its economy is still ruled by those who make their living from the sea, fishing and lobstering. The year-round population has seldom exceeded 65 in recent times.
For more than 100 years, Monhegan has been a summer haven for artists and other visitors who appreciate its isolation, the beauty of its wilderness areas, its quiet relaxed atmosphere, and its unhurried pace. 2004 celebrated the 50th birthday for the Monhegan Associates, founded by summer resident Ted Edison to preserve and protect the wild lands of the island and its “simple, friendly way of life.” Outside the village and harbor most of the island is wild and protected by the Associates. About 17 miles of trails, often steep and strenuous, lead through wooded areas and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline.
Residents and vistors alike work to see that the wildlands will remain wild and that the fragile ecology will not be endangered. Please join us in this endeavor and exercise care, in the Village as on the trails and cliffs, to assure that future generations may find and enjoy the same attractions that are so important to those who appreciate the Island today. Don’t litter anywhere on the Island: “pack it in, pack it out!” Fire boxes are not for garbage and smoking is not permitted outside the village.

Ncaa Football Scores Today

Ncaa Football Scores Today
Tim Tebow was taken to a hospital by ambulance after a hard hit to the head in the third quarter of No. 1 Florida’s game against Kentucky on Saturday night. There was no immediate report on the quarterback’s condition. The Gators were in Kentucky territory when Tebow took a big hit from Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham. Tebow’s head hit the leg of Florida right tackle Marcus Gilbert as he fell to the ground. He lay motionless for several minutes before sitting up. He walked off the field with help to the bench, where his parents came down from the stands to join him.
As Tebow was being carted from the sideline, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner appeared to be vomiting. He was replaced by backup John Brantley on Florida’s next possession. Tebow had rushed for 123 yards and two scores and added another 103 yards passing and a touchdown before the injury. He started despite having respiratory issues that force him and several teammates to take a separate plane to Lexington on Friday. Tebow, cornerback Joe Haden, safety Major Wright and others were isolated on a separate plane Friday according to a person familiar with Florida’s travel plans. They rejoined the top-ranked Gators at the hotel, and all were listed as active for the game. The person, who requested anonymity, was not authorized to discuss players’ health.

Tunnel to Towers Run 2009

Tunnel to Towers Run 2009
The eighth annual Tunnel to Towers Run is is going forward tomorrow, despite a fire in the UPS truck which was carrying registration materials, trophies, and thousands of t-shirts for the runners. Firefighters brought the t-shirts to the Hilton Garden Hotel on Staten Island, where Richard Nicotra, Blanca Cubides and William Fonseca of the hotel's staff and firefighter volunteers worked through the night laundering and ironing fourteen of the eighteen thousand t-shirts which were caught in the fire.
The run honors firefighter Stephen Siller, who was off duty but ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in full gear to get to Manhattan on 9/11 when his car was blocked from going through the tunnel. Siller was among the firefighters who died in the Towers. The run starts at 9:30 tomorrow morning at the Brooklyn entrance to the tunnel.

Why does Google have two Ls

Why does Google have two Ls
Why does Google have two Ls? Why is Google spelled wrong? These are the questions running in the minds of every internet user who visit Google website on September 27, 2009. 2 L’s created excitement in the user that why Google has 2L’s. This was never happened before in Google’s 11 year life. There is no need to worry about it. Actually 2L’s are number 11. This is a part of Google’s 11th birthday. It will be celebrated in each time zone when it officially become September 27. This is unique way of celebration. This mode of celebration keeps the viewer thinking what is going on, where the 2nd L comes from.
Google likes the visitors to keep on guessing when exactly the Google’s birthday is. Last year on 10th September they celebrated their birthday. Google don’t have 1 exact day on which they celebrate their birthday. September is a month of celebration for Google as they incorporated on September 4th and the domain was registered on September 15th. One thing is for sure that Google has a great sense of humor. Google knows how to make the visitor guessing. At first one could not under stand what happens. People check it again and again why it is spelling wrong. No one knows that Google has chosen 27thSeptember for its 11th birthday celebration.

Roman Polanski 13 year old

Roman Polanski 13 year old
Roman Polanski arrest Roman Polanski 13 year old. One of the best Hollywood directors Roman Polanski has been arrested for having sex with a minor thirty two years ago. He was on his way to receive an award when he was arrested by Swiss officials on a US arrest warrant issued decades ago. Roman Polanski was accused of having sex with a thirteen year old girl. He also admitted to his crime before the court, but fled the country before the court could pronounce the verdict. Roman Raymond Polanski is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer and actor. Polanski began his career in Poland, and later became a celebrated Academy Award-winning director of both art house and commercial films, making such films as Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974).
Polanski is one of the world's best known contemporary film directors and is widely considered as one of the greatest directors of his time. He is also known for his turbulent and controversial personal life. In 1977, he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor", a 13-year-old girl. Released after a 42-day psychiatric evaluation, Polanski fled to France. For decades, he was considered by U.S. authorities to be a fugitive from justice and did not return to the United States. Polanski for many years avoided visits to countries that were likely to extradite him, such as the United Kingdom. But according to media reports, the director was arrested Saturday while trying to enter Switzerland to attend the Zuruch Film Festival, at the request of United States authorities.

Why is google spelled wrong

Why is google spelled wrong

Why is the Google logo spelled wrong? On the Google homepage, the Google doodle appears to have a typo: it reads "Googlle" instead of "Google." Engineers getting sloppy? Google is celebrating its 11th anniversary today and decided to commemorate the event with a doodle that references the number 11 by adding another "l", to create "Googlle."There is no need to worry about it. Actually 2L’s are number 11. This is a part of Google’s 11th birthday. It will be celebrated in each time zone when it officially become September 27. This is unique way of celebration. This mode of celebration keeps the viewer thinking what is going on, where the 2nd L comes from.
Google likes the visitors to keep on guessing when exactly the Google’s birthday is. Last year on 10th September they celebrated their birthday. Google don’t have 1 exact day on which they celebrate their birthday. September is a month of celebration for Google as they incorporated on September 4th and the domain was registered on September 15th. One thing is for sure that Google has a great sense of humor. Google knows how to make the visitor guessing. At first one could not under stand what happens. People check it again and again why it is spelling wrong. No one knows that Google has chosen 27thSeptember for its 11th birthday celebration.

Tim Tebow Injury Update

Tim Tebow Injury Update
Tim Tebow Hurt,Tim Tebow Injury:Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was injured after being on the receiving end of a brutal — but legal — hit from Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham Saturday, staying down on the field for several anxious moments before eventually walking off the field under his own power. Wyndham rushed in virtually untouched from his right defensive end position and drilled Tebow when he was looking in the opposite direction — and as Tebow went down, his head was hit by the leg of a Florida offensive lineman. Tebow at first appeared to have suffered a head or neck injury in the collision, and the entire Florida team walked toward the field to show support for their leader. Video of the hit after the jump.
But after a couple minutes being attended to by Florida’s medical personnel, Tebow eventually sat up, eliciting a huge cheer from the crowd at Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium. The game was in the third quarter with Florida up 34-7 when Tebow went down, and he won’t return. Tebow initially sat on the bench but after vomiting he was taken to the locker room. Tebow was already ailing heading into Saturday’s game, having been diagnosed with what Florida is describing as a respiratory problem but what some media reports have speculated could be swine flu.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Playlist.com user login

Playlist.com user login
Playlist.com user login is not working. Playlist.com is an information location tool similar to Google® and Yahoo!® but devoted entirely to the world of music. Our purpose is to help you find and enjoy music legally throughout the web in the same way that other search engines help you find webpages, images, and other media, but we also add a social /community twist. We make it easy for you to create playlists, share your playlists with friends, and browse playlists of others. We connect you with the coolest music on the web, and we connect people who are passionate about music. Music is burgeoning on the web. Increasingly, artists, record companies, music bloggers, music websites and music critics are uploading music files to websites that they control for promotional or other legal purposes. Our mission at Project Playlist, Inc. is to organize this rapidly growing abundance of legal music on the web for the benefit of the worldwide music community – artists, songwriters, music distributors, and listeners alike.
Our view is that the more people share their individual passion for music by sharing playlists, the more music will be created, and the more the entire music industry will grow. Playlist.com allows you to discover all of this free music legally because we respect the rights of copyright holders and we insist that you do as well. We pay royalties to songwriters and music publishers, and we respect the performing artist’s choice. Some performing artists make their music freely available on the web, others allow you to listen to only a few freely available songs through a promotional site, and a few would prefer that none of their music be heard on the web at all. If an artist tells us that our search engine is linking to an illegally posted song, we will immediately take down the link to that music file.
We are in the process of building an index of links to music files posted on webpages that meet reasonable criteria as having the legal right to host music files for streaming to end users. Although we cannot control the music files posted on webpages by others, we can and do prohibit uploading or downloading of songs to or from our site. In other words we do not host music files, nor do we make them available. We only enable users to find these files and listen to them. We also require as a condition of the Terms of Use of our site that you not add to our index any links to webpages that you know to host illegally posted music files.

Conan O'Brien injured

Conan O'Brien injured
Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien was injured on the set of his show Friday and was taken to hospital to undergo tests. According to the network, O’Brien hit his head while he was attempting to do a stunt. It was determined by first responders on the scene that the head injury was more than a bump and O’Brien was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. O”Brien, who some online have claims is dead, is by all accounts is fine and said in a statement that “Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice.” As filming for the show hadn’t been completed, NBC re-run an old show instead.
The network released a brief statement that they indicate came directly from the 46-year-old comedian’s mouth: “Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice.” We’ve included video of some of the comedian’s other stunts in a segment called ‘Conan O’Brien Moments’ below.

AUS vs WI

AUS vs WI
After a steady start, West Indies have lost two wickets in quick succession in their 276-run chase against Australia. Devon Smith edged a Peter Siddle delivery to Tim Paine behind the stumps to become the first WI wicket to fall. Andre Fletcher was the second one to head back as he could not make it back to the crease in time. James Hopes got the better of Chadwick Walton's stumps to claim the third Windies wicket.
Travis Dowlin edged Brett Lee's delivery to Paine to become the fourth wicket to fall. It took a breathtaking maiden ODI fifty by Mitchell Johnson to lead Australia to a respectable total of 275/8 against the West Indies, who triggered a dramatic collapse in the Aussie ranks. West Indies won the toss and decided to field first against Australia in the fifth match of the Champions Trophy Kemar Roach produced a splendid yorker to blow away Shane Watson's off-stump off the first delivery of the innings. West Indies draw first blood. Ricky Ponting and Paine mounted a solid fightback to steady the Aussie ship after losing Shane Watson early.
David Bernard's double pegged Australia further back. First Tim Paine and then Mike Hussey, Bernard has a lot to boast about today. Nikita Miller netted the big one when he had the Punter is in his bag before doing in Cameron White with a beauty. Roach then came back to send Fergusson on his way to the hut as Australia found themselves in a deep rot.

Champions Trophy Live Stream

Champions Trophy Live Stream
The India vs Pakistan cricket match today is estimated to attract several million viewers, and defeat is usually unacceptable for both teams. India should be inspired by the fact that they have never lost to Pakistan in an International Cricket Council (ICC) in the battle for the trophy, even with the team’s fair share of injuries. India and Pakistani cricket teams have played each other in non-test-playing nations such as Canada (Toronto) or the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah), but didn’t have the same number of viewers. Here are a few live streaming sites where you can watch the match, but they are slow…and frustrating. Sopcast requires the download of software before you can watch it. It may be easier to wait until it is over and watch the video of it online.
The match is scheduled to get underway within the next half hour, with the strength of both the Indian and Pakistan teams making for an exciting prospect. The match will take place at the Centurion, with Pakistan already having won their first ICC match against the West Indies. It will be India’s first game of the tournament, with a win giving them a great chance of making the semi-finals. We have found a working stream for the match, which you can watch live here. Let us know if it works for you, or if you are having problems.
India squad
MS Dhoni*†, R Dravid, G Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, KD Karthik, V Kohli, P Kumar, A Mishra, AM Nayar, A Nehra, YK Pathan, SK Raina, I Sharma, RP Singh, SR Tendulkar
Pakistan squad
Younis Khan*, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Anjum, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal†, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Yousuf, Naved-ul-Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul

Willow TV

Willow TV
Cricket Streaming, Cricket TV, Live Cricket, Cricket Champions Trophy 2009, Watch ICC Champions Trophy -Willow.TV is the world’s leading portal for live Internet streaming of all Cricket events worldwide, and has been providing live streaming video of every major cricket series since 2003. India vs Pakistan live streaming Ind vs Pak live on Willow tv. Indian and Pakistani cricket teams are again slugging it out on the cricket pitch in Champions Trophy in South Africa. For them cricket is simply not a game to win and lose, here they come as enemies and cricket pitches are warfields for both the teams.
The two teams take it as war and do every bit to ensure that they are not to face the ignominy of losing a war. The pressure from around one and half billion people from both the countries is always very high on both teams to handle. They have to win the match at any cost to keep the honor of their nations. And whenever they lose they may be sure that their effigies will be burnt on Indian or Pakistani towns and villages by their own people who praised them and made them demigods. Over-zealous supporters even burn effigies of a losing team's players or even of individual players that had simply performed less than well.
A successful team and successful players could expect to be given hero status for months after the victory. Thus both the teams are under tremendous pressure to perform well and win which can make for a very exciting game. After the 1999 Kargil Conflict, much of the hatred transformed into a peaceful rivalry between the teams. They played each other in Australia in the 1999–2000 Triangular Series. The two teams met in the Super Sixes of the 1999 Cricket World Cup, where India won against Pakistan but lost against Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan went on to face Australia in the finals. In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, they again met each other in the Group league match where India achieved a memorable victory and later went on to appear in the finals, but lost to Australia.

National Book Festival

National Book Festival

I’m packing up tonight to head out early in the morning to travel to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.! I cannot wait. After an exceptionally tough week at work and being treated for strep throat, this is exactly what I need. I’m making plans to listen to John Irving, Judy Blume, Jeannette Wells, and David Wroblewski speak. I’m going to try to get John Irving and possibly David Wroblewski’s autographs, but after my experience last year, I know that anything might happen.

In addition to a wonderful day of books and authors, I am going to get the opportunity to meet some of my wonderful book blogging friends! That, to me, is almost more exciting than the books and the authors. So many of them have become my friends and I can’t wait until I can say they’re my friends IRL as well. We’ll all be celebrating at one book festival or another (there’s one in Baltimore this weekend, too!) and then meeting up for dinner at 6. You are sure to hear all about my experience on Sunday. A special thanks to my dear husband Danny for taking one for the team and staying home with the girls tomorrow. I owe you one!

India vs Pakistan Live Streaming

India vs Pakistan Live Streaming
ICC Champions Trophy: India vs Pakistan Live Streaming Good news if you are planning to tune into the highly anticipated ICC Champions Trophy match between India Vs Pakistan, as we have found a working live stream for the match. The match is scheduled to get underway within the next half hour, with the strength of both the Indian and Pakistan teams making for an exciting prospect.
The match will take place at the Centurion, with Pakistan already having won their first ICC match against the West Indies. It will be India’s first game of the tournament, with a win giving them a great chance of making the semi-finals. We have found a working stream for the match, which you can watch live here. Let us know if it works for you, or if you are having problems.
India should be inspired by the fact that they have never lost to Pakistan in an International Cricket Council (ICC) in the battle for the trophy, even with the team’s fair share of injuries. India and Pakistani cricket teams have played each other in non-test-playing nations such as Canada (Toronto) or the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah), but didn’t have the same number of viewers. Here are a few live streaming sites where you can watch the match, but they are slow…and frustrating. Sopcast requires the download of software before you can watch it. It may be easier to wait until it is over and watch the video of it online.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Katy Tur

Katy Tur
the hot Katy Tur, reported Keith Olbermann girlfriend and now Weather Channel’s tornado-chaser and WPIX reporter.Katy is the daughter of famed Los Angeles helicopter reporter Bob Tur. She know takes to the Weather Channel on cable to give you the last weather updates. Olbermann had reportedly slammed any claims that he an influence in getting her the Weather Channel job (Weather Channel and MSNBC are both owned by NBC Universal) stating:
“Anybody who suggests so is misinformed, and/or sadly unaware that in this time when the industry is collapsing around us, nobody gets a job based on ‘influence,’ only talent.”

Randy Quaid Arrest

Randy Quaid Arrest
Actor Randy Quaid arrested and bailed! 1950 born American actor Randy Quaid alongside his wife former model & actress Evi Randy were arrested on account of non-payment for their ‘luxuries’ to a Santa Barbara hotel. $20,000 bail each enabled the release of the couple late on Thursday. American actor and comedian Randall Rudy “Randy” Quaid (born October 1, 1950) and his wife (1963 born) Evzenya Motolanez whose nick name is Evi Randy Quaid, were found involved in a disheveled act and therefore, were arrested on Thursday the September 24, 2009.
It has been reported through the AP that the couple’s arrest occurred in West Texas on account of failing to pay the expenses incurred on their ‘luxurious stay’ at a hotel in Santa Barbara. The (California) hotel authorities claimed a bill amounting to $10,000 but the couple allegedly skipped the payment upon which the authorities involved the police. It was in early September that the police authorities received the complaint from the hotel and after sheriff’s detectives filed a case with the district attorney, the warrant was issued straight away.
According to the Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez who was talking to ‘The Associated Press,’ the couple was given a ride from a small West Texas jail (Marfa, Presidio County) where they were kept initially, to a nearby bank (as suggested by Randy) in his police car from where Randy would obtain the bail money ($40,000) against the felony warrant against the couple. But it was not before the couple had already spent some good hours in the jail. The warrant was for burglary, defrauding (an innkeeper at the hotel) as well as conspiracy that put Randy the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid and his wife in an embarrassing situation. Thanks heavens, Randy were not handcuffed while his visit to bank however, the actor did not receive any ‘special treatment.’

Kyla Weber

Kyla Weber
Now engaged to Canadian real estate agent Kyla Weber, Vaughn, 39, says he wants to start a family and settle down. The funny guy even says he's ready for diaper duty. "It's the first time that I really want to have kids," he told PEOPLE while promoting his new comedy "Couples Retreat." "I've been very fortunate in my career, and my life has been about that for so long that you get bored of it. You're ready for your life to be about other people and other things," Vaughn said.
While filming the movie — costarring his longtime pal Jon Favreau and directed by another friend, Peter Billingsley — Vaughn spent time in exotic Bora Bora with his soon-to-be wife and members of his family. "We had a lot of fun, which was good, and my sister was there and my nephew was there," he said. And his buddies have given their approval. "I'm very happy for Vince. He's marrying an amazing girl," said Billingsley, the former child star of "A Christmas Story." "It's a natural cycle of life that we all go in."
But Billingsley admits one thing is dramatically different from the days when Vaughn and Favreau — who starred in the 1996 "Swingers" — were making the Hollywood scene. "The parties are a lot different than they used to be — that's for sure!" Billingsley said. "I still come with the point of view to have a great time, but it's kids and strollers and babies and clowns."

SL vs ENG

SL vs ENG
Stuart Broad has joined the party for England. The young seamer has snapped up Thilan Samaraweera to land Sri Lanka in a hot soup. Sri Lanka were in deep trouble early when they lost Jayasuriya, Dilshan, Jayawarene and Sangakkara in quick succession, with virtually nothing on the board.
The Toss
England have won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in their ICC Champions Trophy opener.
England's batsmen have been swotting up on how to tackle Sri Lanka matchwinner Ajantha Mendis ahead of their initiation today. Mendis, 24, has made mincemeat of teams in his first appearance against them, as South Africa discovered on Tuesday, and England are wary ahead of starting their own Champions Trophy campaign under Wanderers' floodlights today. Although some of the current team faced him when he was a net bowler on the tour of Sri Lanka two years ago, they have not played the mystery spinner, whose 71 one-day international wickets come at intervals of just 22 deliveries, in a match situation.
Teams
England: AJ Strauss (Captain), JL Denly, OA Shah, PD Collingwood, EJG Morgan, MJ Prior (WK), LJ Wright, SCJ Broad, GP Swann, G Onions, JM Anderson
Sri Lanka: TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara (Captain & WK), DPMD Jayawardene, SHT Kandamby, TT Samaraweera, AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara, M Muralitharan, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis

Soulja Boy fiancee

Soulja Boy fiancee
With headlines like "Crank them wedding bells," the shocking number one Web search this morning is "Soulja Boy fiancee." We're getting right down to it. This morning reports emerged that the rapper got engaged sometime in the past week. Soulja Boy, or DeAndre Ramone Way, popped the question to his video model girlfriend Rosa Acosta, a Dominican native and ballet superstar. One of Soulja Boy's famous friends evidently leaked the info.
Really, the leak wouldn't be too big of a deal, considering Soulja spreads his updates around the world wide Web. Soulja regularly takes to his Twitter follow base of 1.6 million followers, but the engagement last week doesn't appear to be on his Twitter radar. And since the news hit the press, he's not addressing it. Instead he's saying been out partying with Lebron James and Dollicia, the friend of Janero Marchand (who's insisting he's not dating Rihanna). The social circles of hip-hop's elite are big, making theirs a small world. No wonder Soulja Boy can't keep a secret.
But it begs the question: at 19, is Soulja Boy ready to get married? When you're tweeting that you fell in love with a model at Lebron's James' party last night, you should probs stay single. But if the wedding plans go underway, we know what song will make supermoms line up on the dance floor.

Iphone MMS Update

Iphone MMS Update
iPhone MMS Update: Details of AT&T release As most of you will be aware, the highly anticipated MMS update from AT&T is expected to go live today at somepoint this morning for all iPhone users. While we have confirmed that some of you have already received the update, many are still waiting for the update to appear. As we reported to you yesterday, AT&T confirmed that the update is ‘expected’ to go live towards the ‘late morning’ to iPhone customers on the Pacific time zone. Well thats not too long away now, so you should start checking out iTunes to see if the update has become available.
It’s quite a strange situation, as we know there are a lot of you who have already unlocked the MMS features with no problems, but for others, this process is proving to be quite difficult. As we await the update to go live, let us know if you have already been prompted to install in your area, or if you are still waiting for notification. Get step by step instructions for downloading the new MMS update at TheiPhoneBlog. AT&T Users can check the status of the update through AT&T's Facebook page, or by following the Twitter feed below. AT&T reports on its Facebook page that MMS should be enabled by "late morning, Pacific time" on Friday, September 25, 2009.

Mitrice Richardson

Mitrice Richardson
This morning I heard the story of Mitrice Richardson of California. She is a 24 year old black woman who was arrested last week at a Malibu restaurant when she did not have enough money to pay her bill. The police searched her car and found a small amount of marijuana. The car was impounded and she was taken to the police station. She was released at about 1a.m. and she reportedly had no money on her. That was September 17th she has not been seen since.
"In an interview, her father, Michael Richardson, questioned the Sheriff's Department's decision to release her without knowing for certain whether she was intoxicated or had arranged for transportation. "They allowed her to walk out of that facility and down that road in the pitch black night," he said. "That's not right. Now, I just want to find my child." Her parents along with their lawyer appeared on the Today Show. I commend the Today Show for bringing attention to this case. I can not help but think of the amount of media that the Annie Le case received. She was the Yale medical student who was seen entering a lab at the university and not seen leaving it. The police reportedly worked on this story by their own account 24/7 and they found a suspect.
This girl was allowed to walk out into the night unescorted. They had her car so they knew she had no means of transportation. Her lawyer suggested if her name had been Lohan or Spears she would have received a ride home. Lauer asked her mother whether Letrice was "street savvy." Her mother said no she was not; she actually had lived a sheltered life full of positive things. I am going to give Lauer the benefit of the doubt. The term street savvy indicates knowledge of the street. It is someone who knows all the angles and has the ability to make something out of nothing. Middle class and upper middle class black children are really no more street smart than their white counterparts.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sean Salisbury

Sean Salisbury
NFL analyst Sean Salisbury, who clearly has had it up to here (with here being as high as your hand can reach, plus a few more miles) sent Deadspin a series of rambling e-mails indicating he would be suing the site and others (including ESPN) for ruining his reputation. (We would include the particulars of the why and the what, but would that just make us another defendant?). He also says he will be writing a tell-all book about his time at ESPN.
In truth, we're not all that surprised that something like this has happened. Sports figures/personalities still haven't adjusted to having their off-field antics so heavily scrutinzed or publicized. If one site was going to bear the brunt of a backlash, it would be Deadspin -- which has, in our opinion, leaned more heavily on tabloid-type stories in recent months while still trying to be a gossip site, offbeat sports site and real journalism site. Deadspin has always carried itself with a certain brazen attitude -- necessary when trying to carve out a niche, but less necessary now.
Salisbury is the perfect case study. He was known to be brash in his playing days, he turned that into a post-playing career with ESPN, lost that gig, lost a radio gig, and now seemingly has less to lose than most. His meltdown yesterday -- and yes, it was a meltdown, regardless of what he might think it was -- was stunning in its scope but not in its mere existence. Perhaps it will best be remembered as a sign of the times. As Stu noted -- in 140 characters or less! -- one of the wonders of the modern age is watching a career self-immolate in real time. Geez Louise.

Mackenzie Phillips On Oprah

Mackenzie Phillips On Oprah
Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah: My Dad Wasn't All Bad Her late father had an incestuous sexual relationship with her and possibly raped her. She also may have aborted his love child as a young woman. But Mackenzie Phillips' affair with John Phillips was not, she says, as simple as all the news headlines make it seem. Nor was it necessarily as bad. Her father was not a monster, and that 10-year “affair” Mackenzie is said to have had with him is not easily categorized, the troubled star told Oprah.
“My father was not a bad man. He was a very sick man,” she said. "If anyone out there can possibly separate [John Phillips'] body of work from his personal demons, I think that would be the honorable thing to do." Mackenzie Phillips, 49, added that her father - with whom she says she also did drugs - "didn't set out to hurt me. He did the best with what he had." She also reports that their relationship - which she details in her new book, High on Arrival - lasted 10 years until she ended it when she got pregnant. A pregnancy that ended with her aborting her father's love child.
"To call it a 10-year relationship is not correct," she said in another interview on Today. "It was a warped event, that occurred over time. At 18, I was molested. Maybe three years later, I started waking up with my pants around my ankles." She told Oprah Winfrey that she had an abortion, which her father paid for, "and I never let him touch me again" after dealing with the ramifications of that. Though she says she does not blame herself for her the incest, Mackenzie Phillips says, "I believe I have some accountability for what went down after." Some of her family is standing by her, including Mackenzie's half-sister Chynna Phillips, who says she first heard about this 11 years after it ended.

Census Worker Hanged

Census Worker Hanged
A part-time Census Bureau field worker was found hanged in Kentucky Sept. 12 with the word "fed" scrawled across his chest, according to a law enforcement source. Bill Sparkman, 51, who was white, was found at the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky, the Associated Press first reported Wednesday night. The FBI is assisting state and local police with their investigation, the law enforcement source told The Post's Spencer S. Hsu. The source was unsure of the cause of death.
It is a federal crime to attack a federal worker during or because of his federal job. "It’s a tragedy. Our hearts and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this worker," Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said Thursday morning. He has spoken frequently about the denigration of federal employees. "I’m going to be closely following this law enforcement action. If this is an attack on a federal employee, I can assure you that no resources will be spared to find the perpetrators," Berry said. "We cannot tolerate essentially domestic terrorism, if that is what this is. But until we understand the law enforcement investigation, we don’t know."
Threats are more common than actual attacks on federal employees, Berry said. He noted that people regularly threaten federal judges and their families, IRS agents and federal law enforcement officers. "It’s also a reality for many categories of federal workers so we take any threat of violence seriously," he said. Sparkman, an Eagle scout, moved to southeast Kentucky to be a local director for the Boy Scouts of America, his mother told the AP. He most recently served as a substitute teacher in Laurel County and earned extra money as a Census field worker.

AIDS vaccines

AIDS vaccines
A new AIDS vaccine tested on more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand has protected a significant minority against infection, the first time any vaccine against the disease has even partly succeeded in a clinical trial. Scientists said they were delighted but puzzled by the result. The vaccine — a combination of two genetically engineered vaccines, neither of which had worked before in humans — protected too few people to be declared an unqualified success. And the researchers do not know why it worked.
“I don’t want to use a word like ‘breakthrough,’ but I don’t think there’s any doubt that this is a very important result,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is one of the trial’s backers. Over the course of three years, 74 of 8,198 people who received placebo shots became infected with HIV, compared with 51 of 8,197 people who received vaccine. So the vaccine appeared to reduce the risk of being infected by 31%. The statement from NIH, one of the sponsors of the trial, called this a “modest preventive effect.”
Patients who received the vaccine and did get infected didn’t have lower levels of virus than patients who received placebo and got infected — a puzzling finding, given that a partially effective vaccine would be expected to help a patient’s immune system fight the disease. Still, previous AIDS vaccine trials have failed miserably. A Merck AIDS vaccine study was halted in 2007, after data showed the vaccine didn’t reduce the risk of infection and may actually have left some people more susceptible to the virus. The NIH subsequently canceled plans for another major AIDS vaccine trial that would have used a similar approach.

HIV vaccine

HIV vaccine
There is nothing I would like better than to wake up and learn of a new and effective HIV vaccine (except maybe a malaria vaccine), so I was excited to hear of a successful vaccine trial this morning. Multiple news agencies reported that a vaccine reduced the risk of HIV infection by 30%. While the media loves a big story, these results were underwhelming. Although they were "statistically significant," it is way too early to declare success. A simple look at the numbers is more sobering: after vaccinating 16,000 people, there were 23 fewer new infections in patients receiving the vaccine (51 cases versus 74 cases). If one additional patient who received the vaccine became infected (52 instead of 51) the results would no longer be "statistically significant."
A misunderstanding of statistics and study design often leads to premature optimism as well as fear, when new studies come out. Today we learned that a combining multiple injections of two vaccines that proved unsuccessful in the past may reduce the chance of new infections. I remain hopeful but VERY skeptical, given the modest differences and lack of biological evidence (there was no difference in viral loads between vaccinated and non-vaccinated patients who acquired HIV). While I am encouraged by the efforts and work being done to develop a vaccine, we have yet to find a silver bullet.
We currently spend a lot of money on abstinence education programs, which have proven unsuccessful and often highlight the failures of condoms. Encouraging abstinence and faithfulness are noble goals, but they should not divert money from strategies with a stronger track record of success. While we continue to wait for more promising results of vaccine trials, we should not wait to deliver more condoms, sex education, clean needles and drugs to reduce perinatal transmission of HIV.

Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah

Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah
Mackenzie Phillips on 'Oprah': I had abortion after incest; stepmom Michelle calls her liar In the wake of Mackenzie Phillips' bombshell allegation that she had an incestuous relationship with her father, her stepmother, Michelle, is accusing her of lying, according to the Hollywood Reporter. More details of Mackenzie's story came to light as her full interview with Oprah Winfrey aired Wednesday, including that she became pregnant and had an abortion. She was uncertain whether the baby was by her father or her husband, who had no idea she was having an incestuous affair.
While her father, John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, raped her the first time they had sex, the relationship later became consensual, she said, and went on for nearly a decade. Michelle Phillips, John's ex-wife and Mackenzie's stepmother, denied the story in an exclusive interview with Roger Friedman for the Hollywood Reporter's Showbiz 411 blog. She told Friedman that in 1997, Mackenzie told everyone in their extended family that she and John Phillips had a sexual relationship, including Michelle.
"She told me, then she called me back and said, 'You know I'm joking,' " Michelle said. She continued, "I said it wasn't funny. Mackenzie said, 'I guess we have different senses of humor.' " Mackenzie is John's child from his marriage to heiress Susan Adams. He wed Michelle Phillips in 1962. Mackenzie's sister, Chynna, had the opposite reaction to Mackenzie's revelation. "Somebody could have dropped a piano on my head and I probably wouldn't have felt it," she told Us Weekly of her reaction to a phone call from her sister, also in 1997. "But I knew it was true. I mean, who in their right mind would make such a claim if it wasn't true?" In that instance, Mackenzie did not say her story was a joke.

Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas is a well known American actor and disc jockey. Thomas is perhaps best known for his recurring roles. The first on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, on which he played Remo DaVinci, the Italian deli-owner, from 1979 until 1981. He then played the hockey-player-turned-travelling-ice show-skater second husband, Eddie LeBec, of Carla on Cheers (1987-1989). Thomas also starred in the short-lived 1990 show Married People. Thomas played Russell Myers, a writer who worked at home who was married to a high powered lawyer (played by Bess Armstrong). When his wife had a baby, Thomas' character became a househusband.
Thomas was born Jon Thomas Terrell in Kermit, Texas, the son of Katharine "Kathy" (née Guzzino) and T. Harry Terrell, Sr.[1] He was raised in New Orleans, where he attended Jesuit High School. He and his wife Sally live in Southern California and are parents to two sons, Samuel and Jacob. Jay fathered a son years earlier with another woman and gave the child up for adoption. Jay and his son John Harding have spoken about their reunion on the Dr. Phil show. John Harding is the lead singer of the band JTX.
Thomas is perhaps best known for his recurring roles. The first on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, on which he played Remo DaVinci, the Italian deli-owner, from 1979 until 1981. He then played the hockey-player-turned-travelling-ice show-skater second husband, Eddie LeBec, of Carla on Cheers (1987-1989). He also appeared on Murphy Brown as a tabloid talk show host, Jerry Gold, who was also one of Murphy's love interests (1989-1998). Thomas won Emmy Awards in 1990 and 1991 for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his portrayal of Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown.