Friday, October 29, 2010

Strong typhoon Chaba approaches rain-hit Amami region in Japan

A strong typhoon, moving northward with winds of over 90 kilometers per hour, approached the disaster-hit Amami island region in Kagoshima Prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon Chaba, the 14th typhoon this year, has weakened its force but may approach and make landfall on Japan's main Honshu island Saturday, the weather agency said. The city government of Amami called on the locals through a community wireless system to seek early refuge. It also took other disaster- prevention measures such as closing all elementary and junior high schools and piling sandbags on places hit by earlier mudslides.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Boston Celtics wins over Miami Heat, 88-80 (NBA 2011 season opener)

The Boston Celtics have spoiled the party for the new-look Miami Heat in the NBA season opener in Boston.

The Celtics have won the match 88-80, leading at the end of each quarter.

Ray Allen led the Celtics with 20 points, while Paul Pierce contributed 19. Point guard Rajon Rondo had 17 assists in the victory.

LeBron James managed a game-high 31 points in a losing cause for the Heat, with fellow big names Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh contributing 13 and eight respectively.

The Scores:

Boston Celtics 88 - R. Allen 20, Pierce 19, Davis 13, Garnett 10, S. O'Neal 9, Daniels 8, Robinson 4, Rondo 4, J. O'Neal 1.

Miami Heat 80 - James 31, Wade 13, Bosh 8, Haslem 8, House 8, Jones 6, Arroyo 3, Anthony 2, Ilgauskas 1.

Quarters: 16-9, 45-30, 63-57, 88-80

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chilean Miners Rescue – Live Coverage (Watch Video)

2.56am: (10.56pm Chile)
Miguel Fort, one of those in charge of the rescue, told local radio that the first rescuer will reach the miners at 11.30pm local time, according to La Tercera. It also names Manuel González as that rescuer.

2.47am: (10.47pm Chile)
The first rescuer to be lowered down will be Manuel González, according to Chile's English language news site the Santiago Times.

2.40am:(10.40pm Chile)
The capsule, which is being tested again with no one inside, faces a twisty ride, according to Rory Carroll and Jonathan Franklin.

On its journey to the surface, the capsule will have to twist up to a dozen times through curves of 28-inch (78cm) diameter.Video inspections showed the shaft's lower walls to be firm, smooth rock, eliminating the need to line them, which would have taken days and risked blockages.

2.31am:(10.31pm Chile)
What's the hold up? Various theories are being put forward. Sasa Petricic a journalist with CBC TV tweets that there's a "minor problem" with the winch.

El Pais says the door of the capsule has been damaged.

2.16am:(10.16pm Chile)
The engineers have got the socket set out to make more adjustments to the capsule. A rescue worker was supposed to go down in the next test run. But it lowered again with no one inside.

Meanwhile, there's talk of the first miner being rescued within the next hour.

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Happy Campaign Trails Kristi Noem in South Dakota

Kristi Noem has raised $1.1 million over the past three months, about twice as much as her opponent, Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD). And that money will go a long way: South Dakota's media market is one of the least expensive in the country.

The DCCC has already abandoned Herseth-Sandlin--I guess they knew the headwinds she was facing.

The ABC reporter interviews rancher Kristi Noem on horseback.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jabroni: Fighters Uncaged: Illegal Fighter Roster Unveiled

Just about every fighter they show off looks like a Jabroni reject from Smackdown Vs Raw 2011. Piss-poor rip-offs from other pop cultural icons and stereotypical characters seem to make their ubiquitous appearance in this last-gen looking fighting game. The thing that puzzles me is how on earth anyone is going to get any decent fighting done with the sloppy animations, awful reaction timing and Kinect’s already laggy tracking? Oh well.

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2010 Guangzhou Asian Games Team Sports Draw Results

(The basketball tournament will be played in Huangpu Gymnasium, Guangti Gymnasium, Ying Dong Gymnasium and Sports and Entertainment Centre)

Basketball

Men

(Preliminary: 1st Round)

Group A
Hong Kong
Kuwait
North Korea

Group B
Philippines (Smart Gilas Pilipinas)
Saudi Arabia

Group C
Turkmenistan
Mongolia

Group D
India
Afghanistan

(Preliminary: 2nd Round)

Group E
China
South Korea
Uzbekistan
Jordan
A1 (Hong Kong-Kuwait-North Korea Winner)
C1 (Turkmenistan vs. Mongolia Winner)

Group F
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Qatar
Iran
B1 (Philippines vs. Saudi Arabia Winner)
D1 (India vs. Afghanistan Winner)

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Almost Untouched, Socotra Island in Yemen is Featured on TodayShow

Today on the TodayShow, they kicked off a new series titled “Today’s Journey to Secret Kingdoms: Hidden Places Time Forgot”, where they travel to undiscovered places around the globe.

Today they featured an island that is located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, called Socotra Island.

The island of Socotra is home to about 50,000 people, yet they get less than 200 tourists from the United States every year. The island is approximately 1,400 square miles in size, with some of the most incredible species of plants and animals in the entire world.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Like It Facebook Status: What It Means – I Like It On The Floor, etc

The I Like It Facebook status is sweeping across the site, leaving many wondering what exactly it means when your friends say I like it on the floor, I like it on the couch, I like it on the kitchen table, or I like it on the counter. The I Like It Facebook status refers to where women like to keep their purses. Really.

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Bill Simmons starts Randy Moss trade rumors on Twitter

"moss vikings"

With those two words, Bill Simmons unknowingly (or knowingly -- we'll get to that) started a rumor saying disgruntled New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss(notes) was close to being traded to the Minnesota Vikings. The ESPN.com columnist quickly backtracked though, explaining that the two-word Tweet was intended as a direct message to one person and wasn't supposed to go out to his 1.2 million followers.

"Sorry that last tweet was supposed to be a DM. Rumors swirling about a Pats-Minny trade for Randy Moss."

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Glee Episode 3 Grilled Cheesus Review: Lea Michele Papa Can You Hear Me Song Steals The Show

Glee Episode 3: Grilled Cheesus is in the books, and fans will remember it for all of the memorable songs that were on the show.

Among the most notable were “Papa Can You Hear Me,” as fans marveled at the performance by Lea Michele.

After the Britney Spears stint on Glee last week, fans were anxious to see more, and the Papa Can You Hear Me performance certainly delivered.

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Research into graphene wins Nobel Prize 2010

The 2010 Nobel prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to two professors from the University of Manchester in England for "groundbreaking" experiments with the two-dimensional material graphene.

The professors are Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both originally from Russia.

Graphene is one of a class of two-dimensional materials discovered by Geim's research group at the university, according to Graphene Industries, which says it has worked closely with Geim. It consists of a hexagonal array of carbon atoms, just like those found in bulk graphite, but is "fundamentally different" from the familiar three-dimensional material, in part because it is flexible.

"The discovery of two-dimensional materials means that scientists now have access to materials of all dimensionalities, including zero-dimensional (quantum dots, atoms) and one-dimensional (nanowires, carbon nanotubes)," according to Graphene Industries.

Geim said it is impossible to describe the range of possible uses for the material.

"Imagine 100 years ago and someone found amazing properties of polymers, and at that moment, you don't know what to do with polymers -- you can only imagine the range of applications," Geim said.

"I hope that graphene and other two-dimensional crystals will change everyday life as plastics did for humanity."

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Monday, October 4, 2010

ESPNU College Town Now on Facebook

There is a new game that also features ESPN on the social network as a game. For those who haven tried it out we have a sample video right below that features the ESPNU College Town . This new game on Facebook is released by Disney's Playdom Inc. You get to go through your own virtual college campus in this one. Build your own University and get to recruit your athletes to be able to challenge friends and rivals. After huge success of this kind of genre in facebook, ESPNU College Town will surely share that sucess. Get a quick preview on ESPNU College Town as we have a video shown of it below.

ESPNU College Town gets you to reconnect with academic friends, Get to create a whole new school life. The impressive hit created by FarmVille and Mafia Wars ahd made millions of people love Facebook. ESPNU College Town from Playdom is of similar concept and would be even more exciting when you build your own school and community.

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Florida Unemployment: Claim Your Weeks Today at Fluidnow Website

Today is the first Monday of October, meaning it’s time to go to the Florida Unemployment Claim website (Fluidnow) and claim your weeks. The website can be found at http://fluidnow.com.

Every two weeks claimants in Florida must claim their weeks to continue and receive their unemployment benefits. This begins two weeks after you initially file for unemployment in the state. You must claim your weeks every two weeks until you are employed again, if you wish to continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

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Ryder Cup Television Schedule Updates - TV Monday - 2010 Coverage at USA Network

Updated:
Europe and USA tied with one match remaining in Ryder Cup.

Rickie Fowler rallied to halve his match with Europe's Edoardo Molinari to push the USA into a 13 1/2-13 1/2 tie with Europe with one match remaining in the Ryder Cup golf competition.

The event is being played at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales.

Today's final round is being televised live on the USA Network. Europe needs 14 1/2 points to take the Cup away from the Americans.

In the final pairing, Graeme McDowell has a 1-up lead over USA's Hunter Mahan in what represents the deciding match.

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The much anticipated Ryder Cup TV schedule has been updated with the final action taking place in the coveted golf tournament. The coverage begins early for USA fans with the TV schedule set to begin at 4 AM ET.

Much hype and anticipation has followed this year's event which saw some light jabbing between USA's Tiger Woods and another golfer. The Europeans are in the lead and USA fans are hoping for a final day comeback but the odds are not looking good.

The tournament is being held at the Celtic Manor Twenty Ten Course a course covering 7,378 yards on the par 71 course. The event is the 38th in the history of the Ryder Cup. The European squad leads the Americans by an advantage of 9. to 6.5 with twelve individual head-to-head matchups on today's tv schedule.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bears Vs. Giants: Todd Collins Knocked Out; Here Comes Caleb Hanie

It wasn't quite enough that Bears starter Jay Cutler was injured on Sunday night against the Giants with a concussion, but it appears that Chicago has lost veteran back-up Todd Collins as well. On the drive after the Giants took a 17-3 lead with about five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Collins was hit after a throw by Giants linebacker Michael Boley.

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Netflix.com/help Now Working

Netflix.com/Help which can be found at the following address http://www.netflix.com/Help and you get answers to various questions like how do you get started,how do you create an account and how do watch movies instantly on your TV and how do you obtain a Netflix-ready device that will permit you to watch movies instantly.

The site might be down/slow due to heavy traffic-so try later on.

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AFR launches television ad campaign

Fairfax Media has launched a year-long television advertising campaign today, struggling with its business focused newspaper Australian Financial Review.

The campaign, entitled “Join The Dots, how to promote the publication of” helping professionals and investors to digest the news stream and the information they encounter on a daily basis, B & T reports today.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 Opening Ceremony, India

Alien-ship like the Aerostat hovered magically over the JawaharLal Nehru Stadium. Changing color, reflecting images, this set the magical tone for the evening. Spectacular in a single word says it all. If the aliens were watching, they would have surely gone back impressed.

On view were eclectic elements of Indian culture. The fusion of drums, the power of yoga, the symphony of classical dances, the learning tree, the Great Indian Journey…each was a show stopper in its own right.

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Great Wolf Lodge Resorts

Guess who was helping serve meals at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason? Yep, the “Undercover Boss.” For the third time this year, the popular CBS show shot here, one of the biggest markets for reality TV. Great Wolf Resorts CEO Kim Schaefer was filmed serving customers at the resort next to Kings Island for the episode to air Sunday (9 p.m., Chs 12, 7).

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

SNL: Morgan Freeman, Ernest Borgnine (the real ones) drop by – Beatweek Magazine

SNL’s notoriously unfunny “What’s Up With That?” sketch, featuring a talk show host portrayed by Keenan Thompson who won’t let his guests speak, saw a pair of legendary guests in Morgan Freeman and Ernest Borgnine, whose job was to sit there and not be allowed to speak. The pair of Academy award winning actors were on hand to promote their new movie RED, and were joined by a creepily fictionalized send up of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham.

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DeMarco Murray runs for two scores as Oklahoma hands Texas second straight loss (Video, Highlights)

NCAA College Football: Landry Jones threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, DeMarco Murray ran for two scores on hurry-up plays and No. 8 Oklahoma survived another fourth-quarter swoon Saturday to hand No. 21 Texas its second straight loss, 28-20 in the Red River Rivalry.

The Sooners (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) jumped out to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter, then got bailed out by a muffed punt late for a second straight week. The Longhorns had scored 10 straight points and were set to get the ball back in the final 62 seconds when Aaron Williams dropped the punt and James Winchester recovered it to let Oklahoma run out the clock.

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Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer: New Look at Even Scarier Movie

The new trailer of Paranormal Activity 2 shows way more then any of the other ones released so far. The first couple of trailers where just dogs barking and a pillow flying at the camera, however this trailer show a lot more and really gives you an eerie feeling. It shows a baby doing something that no baby would be able to do as well as actually showing a door close all by itself. This film can be put up to interpretation because a lot of the things seen in this trailer could be done and then edited to make it look like a haunting but there is one thing that will always be true, this film will scare you no matter how logically you look at it.

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Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN

Rick Sanchez’s six year stint with CNN ended Friday with his firing. CNN responded to a radio interview on a SiriusXM radio show during which Sanchez called Comedy Central late-night host Jon Stewart a “bigot” and implied that the media as a whole are controlled by Jews.

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One Nation Rally: Thousands gather in Washington D.C.

Thousands of people from across the country converged on the National Mall on Saturday, one month before the Nov. 2 congressional elections, to rally for jobs, education, immigration overhaul and other liberal causes.

Some participants called the event a counterpoint to the Tea Party movement and a response to what they see as a rightward shift in the nation's political debate.

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48 arrests made before Texas-OU game

Police arrested 48 people Friday night and early Saturday morning after raucous street parties enveloped downtown Dallas in the lead-up to Saturday's highly anticipated Texas-Oklahoma football game.

Nearly all of the arrests were for public intoxication. One arrest was for marijuana possession.

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