Tag Archives: way
Celebrity Breakfast brought to you by Paramount Media Productions
Peter Dixon, simply known as ‘Voiceover Man’ of the X Factor, Kitty Brucknell, the controversial diva, and who can forget the lovely Johnny Robinson! Who were all in attendance to support Emmerdale’s Danny Miller a few weeks ago at the 2nd Gavin Blyth Gala Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.
Peter Dixon an overnight success after 37 years, he makes premiere stadium events and big award winning TV shows like The X-Factor, All Star Family Fortunes, Britain’s Got Talent, The Paul O’Grady Show, The National Television Awards and Chris Moyle’s Quiz Night what they are. His voice is now well and truly cemented in the public conscience.
Kitty Brucknell once having to earn a living as a lap dancer in local seedy nightclubs went onto become a finalist in last years X factor, calls herself ‘The White Tiger’. Love her or hate her she has shown gritty determination throughout and I admire her despite the many put downs and verbal attacks she has endured during her time in the public eye.
Johnny Robinson known for his squeaky voice but lovable way captured the hearts of the British Public during last years show. He went down a storm at the gala ball getting the crowd going and I have to say his voice sounded great although a little high pitched!
All three stars performed at the ball that was raising money for Danny’s new charity ‘Once Upon a Smile’ and were a big hit with the audience. Peter along with Danny’s father, compare Vince Miller shared the stage and Kitty true to form made her entrance strutting through the audience with her half naked hunk beside her up onto the stage – I didn’t really expect anything less from her and her performance was much the same – she definitely entertained with most of the guests commenting on how powerful her voice was.
I chatted to Peter Dixon after the show and he told me that he has lots of exciting plans for 2012 as well as of course being the resident ‘Voiceman’ for this years X Factor!
BY EMILY SPAIN
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg got snubbed at his interracial faith breakfast Friday morning.
The missing guests?
Some of the city’s key Muslim leaders — who hoped to send a message by not dining-in.
The Muslims chose not to attend because of reports that hit the headlines in Augustclaiming the NYPD is eavesdropping on businesses, mosques and taxi drivers. The group’s frustrated because it claims the mayor hasn’t done anything.
The NYPD insists it has done nothing wrong, but some Muslim leaders disagree and didn’t come to the breakfast to stand up for their civil rights. Here’s Nihad Awad from the Council on American-Islamic Relations:
“To be engaged in wholesale ethnic and religious profiling that’s wrong… The mayor when he knew about this he should have condemned it, he should have investigated it. The leaders in the community there communicated with his office and brought him a letter respectfully declining the invitation because it is an opportunity to send a message that this is wrong.”
15 leaders in the Muslim community signed this letter, which says:
“We believe with heartfelt conviction that during times when a community’s rights are being flagrantly violated its leaders cannot in good conscience appear at a public gathering with the government official who is ultimately responsible and smile for the cameras as if all is well, when we know full well that it is not.”
But a writer for the New York Daily News suggests the Muslims’ breakfast boycott was a big mistake, calling the group’s claim a “big misrepresentation.”
“…the NYPD’s counterterrorism unit has done no more than use census data to develop a portrait of Muslim New York and then follow leads, some sent the city’s way from abroad via the CIA, when they demanded investigation. Many a plot has been disrupted by this type of perfectly proper nonintrusive vigiliance [sic]… The next letter from the boycotters ought to be one of polite apology. We won’t hold our breath.”
Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend local authorities work in the city and told CBS New York:
“The city’s police department has worked very hard to bring crime down and prevent terrorism… We’ve done it in a ways that is consistent with making sure that we obey the law and don’t target anybody.”
But a former FBI director told CNN, even if city officials think they did nothing wrong, they still have to address the issue.
“Obviously, it’s a public relations almost nightmare for the city, they have to undo that… Depending how they handle it, depending on what happens in the subsequent investigations now will determine really what kind of relationship they have in the community, but they absolutely need the cooperation of the community.”
The Associated Press reports Mayor Bloomberg did not directly address the boycott at the breakfast, but did say “We have to keep our guard up, but if we don’t work together we won’t have our own freedoms.”
Celebrity Breakfast brought to you by Paramount Media Productions
Actor and singer Howard Keel, who played Clayton Farlow in the mega TV series Dallas which is to return to our screens next year had put his name to Europe’s biggest celebrity golf charity event here in the UK ‘The Howard Keel Golf Classic’. After his very sad death in 2002, Don Felder formerly from the legendary band ‘The Eagles’ and the co writer of the world famous song, Hotel California took over as the tournament’s host and the event celebrated its 25th year a few weeks ago at Carden Park Hotel near Chester with over 50 celebrities’ flying in from all over the world to help support this prestigious event that has raised two million pounds for charities.
The event this year was in aid of the NSPCC and Christies and the evening’s celebrity cabaret was as usual world class including Tony Christie who blasted out amongst many his hit song, ‘Show me the way to Amarillo’ and top of the bill was Don Felder himself who played guitar and sang most of The Eagles hits, which brought the audience to its feet.
The event has been run for the past 25 years by my Dad, ex-Manchester United and Scottish International legend, “Willie Morgan’ and was going to be his last but at the request of so many celebrities’ and regular guests he has decided to pass the event down to me as I am very well established as an events organiser and was recently asked by Sir Cliff Richard OBE to run a charity event for him to help him raise some much needed funds for the Algarve charity he supports.
We will run next year’s event, as a father and daughter team and then Dad will finally hand over the reins to me the following year.
‘I am looking forward to working with Dad over the next few months, but as we have never worked on the same event together before it should be an interesting time!”
The sun drenched city circuit of Valencia had perfect weather conditions and beautiful scenery for the second Spanish Grand Prix. Giant super yachts, palm trees and sea views surrounded the winding circuit, giving an almost tropical look to the whole race.
Sebastian Vettel got off to a fantastic start, though Lewis Hamilton struggled to fend off the Ferrari’s and ended up in fifth, with his team mate Jenson Button lying in seventh. An incredible overtake on lap 6 by Jenson Button over the Mercedes puts the Brit into fifth place, and gave him the space to advance he was looking for. Ten laps in, and already the leader Sebastian Vettel had pulled out a twenty one second lead on the former world champion Michael Schumacher. And continued to pull away throughout the whole race.
Lewis Hamilton rocketed past Michael Schumacher in lap 14 to secure 6th place on new tires. But Schumacher showed some of his old form as he overtook the force India with a broken front wing! The incident, which happened as he was exiting the pit lane, ended up dropping him far back in the field as he had to pit again to fix the damage.
Nick Heidfeld overtook Perez on the outside of a corner on lap 18 putting him up to 11th, then flew past Rubins Barechello straight after to take tenth.
Fernando Alonso stormed past Mark Webber to get himself into second place in true Ferrari style.
The Strategies in the Pits were fascinating as Ferrari came out and then went back, hoping to cause Red Bull to come in early and give them an edge. The speed and skill of the mechanics in each team was awesome to watch, as they raced each other for pit times, and gave their drivers their best possible opportunity.
Jenson Button had a difficult race, “boring” in his own words, as after his first few overtakes, he spent most of the rest of the race without seeing another car. His balance was out, and half way through his CURS failed, dropping him back even further.
Hamiltons frustration was self evident as his team radio clearly indicated. When told he needed to go faster, his answer was a curt,” I cant get any more out of it!”, and when informed that his tyres were too hot, he was emphatic that he couldn’t go any slower!
Vettel dominated the entire race right from the beginning, maintaining a vast lead throughout, and showing that he clearly aims to win his second world championship! Hamilton pitted on lap 43 for the third time, coming up on a battle between Button and Massa, thought the newer tyres proved their worth as he sailed past later on to gain fourth place.
The real interest lay in the best of the rest, with Buemi, Kobayashi, Diresta, and Petrov having an amazing battle from lap 47 onwards, with each driver no more than a cars length behind the other. They fought all the way to the end, tooth and nail, giving us a little more excitement than the rest of the race was providing.
Petrov and Kobayashi, fought for position, constantly overtaking and re-overtaking one another to give the fans a few heart stopping moments in an otherwise fairly tame race. Sebastian Vettel breezed through to win yet another Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso in Second,and Mark Webber in third. Lewis Hamilton was runner up in fourth, with Massa in fifth,and Button in sixth.
Were all intrigued to find out what the new changes, starting in Silverstone, will do to the cars on the track. Lets hope the changes make for a more exciting race to watch for the fans.
Why do reporters make up stories? Last year we had to put of with all the false reports brad and Angelina had split, now there is reports that Will and Jada have split. We can assure you this latest report is also nonsense.
After doing a little research of my own I found this story was not only completely untrue, but someone has taken pictures of Will and Jada on a beach in Barbados holding hands yesterday. So it is once again one of those “don’t believe everything you read” scenario’s.
There seems to be a high price that comes with fame, everybody wants to know your business, and you also have to put up with untrue stories about yourself getting in tabloid news. But then when a “so called news out let” like ‘In Touch’ publish un true stories they are telling their audience “Don’t believe everything we say” so it is now on record, ‘In Touch’ publish BS. Which is a shame really because up until now they had quite a good reputation.
unfortunately in the UK ‘The Daily Mail’ picked up on the story and ran with it (seemingly giving the story some credibility), then the story flew across FaceBook like a wild fire, I even had friends phoning me up to tell me the news. Not one to believe everything I hear I started digging to see where this information came from.
I traced it back to some poor lonely dude at “In Touch” who obviously has no life, seems bitter with the world thinks this is a good way to get viewing statistics and is jealous of everyone. It looks like some writers at In Touch are Out of Touch.
BY BRANDON TWICHELL
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
You’re watching multisource business news analysis from Newsy
If you have kids who love iPhone apps, you may want to check your next credit card bill. Several parents have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, saying their children were easily able to make hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of in-app purchases within free games.
One parent says he let his 9-year-old daughter download some free games, only to find out later that she spent $200 of his money to get virtual cash for the games. (Video Source: DemoDone)
The parents are suing Apple because they say the company is not doing enough to control in-app purchasing. But a writer for Apple Insider explains the company fixed the problem before the lawsuit.
“Apple has since addressed the issue by requiring a password for in-app purchases. Previously, once users entered their password to download an application, iOS offered a 15-minute window during which additional purchases could be made without entering the password.”
The lawsuit also blames Apple for approving apps with in-game purchasing and not giving enough warning to unsuspecting parents. But a writer for Information Week says developers are responsible for the warnings.
“While Apple may have communicated displeasure to Capcom about the high-priced items sold in Smurf’s Village, it is more likely that Capcom, as the game’s developer, added the disclaimer. That’s the way the App Store works: Developers, and not Apple, provide the text describing their apps.”
Finally, a writer for Ars Technica suggests a way to avoid the purchase problem altogether by having parents create a separate account for their kids.
“The account can be set up without connecting to a credit card, and instead relies on a monthly allowance or iTunes gift cards. Once a child uses the allowance or gift credit, he or she won’t be able to spend any more of mom and dad’s money without their approval.”
The Federal Trade Commission is also looking into the app purchasing issue.
‘Like’ Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed
Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
Transcript by Newsy
BY JONATHAN KETZ
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
Hundreds of people held a kiss-in outside a pub in London—after its management allegedly kicked out a gay couple for kissing.
Jonathan Williams and James Bull went out on their first date to the John Snow Pub in London. (Video from BBC)
Jonathan: “We had been affectionate to the point our where hands were on the table. There wasn’t anything towards. We weren’t kissing with our tongues. We were kissing.” (Video from BBC)
That’s when they say management asked them to leave. The couple says it was just an innocent kiss- but a customer at the pub that night tells BBC’s Alex Bushill, it was more than that.
John: “They were all over each other. They were full-on blown kissing each other. They were passionately kissing each other…passionately, and they had their hands all over each other.” (Video from BBC)
Full blown kissing or—just a little peck? The crowd outside the pub didn’t care. They held a kiss-in outside the business- staging a mass kiss at 7 o’clock Friday night. (Video from Sky News)
Protesters say it was illegal for the pub to boot the smoochers. Sky News Laura Bundock explains the British law.
Laura: “Landlords can of course ask drinkers to leave, but they must be mindful of equality laws, which say all customers gay or straight should be treated the same.”
Pub managers say they first politely asked Williams and Bull to stop kissing and they did. But later on —the two were lip-and-lip once again—that’s when the landlady asked them to leave. A blogger for The Independent says the couple should have gotten the picture after management’s first visit.
“…there is no such universal right to snog…I wouldn’t like to be asked by the landlord of a pub to stop snogging my husband, either. On the other hand, I probably wouldn’t make a point of snogging my husband in a straight bar in any very intense way…”
Williams-a financial journalist–wrote about his experience afterward in The Guardian. He says a lot of people are wondering why he didn’t just go to a gay bar. Here’s his answer:
“…why should we limit ourselves to places that openly state their acceptance? Why should we not be allowed to kiss, as long as it is not indecent, anywhere we choose?”
In all, the Daily Mail reports about 600 people showed up to the kiss-in. Protesters initially wanted to stage the kiss-a-thon inside the pub— but once the pub got word of the protest–they kicked everybody out and closed early.
You’re watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.
Imagine waking up in the morning, going to work–and undressing. No, you’re not a stripper, but rather…a web coder? The Sydney Morning Herald explains the job would pay about $38,000 a year.
“The ad has been placed on craigslist, a classifieds website. Headed ‘Nude Web Coders Wanted’, it offers part-time or full-time positions and customers ‘who never meet you and will not know you are nude’.”
Of course there have been a few ‘cheeky’ responses. Animated news-makers for Taiwanese-run NMA TV certainly went all the way with this video:
ANCHOR READ OVER: “Boss Chris Taylor said Nude House is hoping to attract more females to ‘balance the numbers’. With seven applicants so far, Taylor said they are working hard to weed out the undesirables.”
Nude House founder Chris Taylor says his company is the only one in the world, as far he knows, to offer naturists proper work. But at least one writer in the blogosphere just doesn’t get it.
“I totally don’t understand the purpose of this, what does having clothes got to do with Coding?”
But Taylor insists he is just trying to provide a comfortable work environment for those looking to free themselves from the confines of clothes. All Headline News quotes the Nude House boss.
“‘Sex does not play a part in naturism – yes one is aware of differences in sex and size and shape and age of everyone, but the concern is on sales and technical ability, not availability.”
Taylor is looking to hire 16-17 workers–and interviews will be held in the nude as well.
Have you ever been annoyed with yourself after noticing your mood change drastically and, in your opinion, for no acceptable reason?
“Why am I in such a bad mood?”
I have been there. I have been there so many times I think I have graduated to the next level of being annoyed at the simple fact that I would let this problem exist in the first place, not to mention letting it repeatedly happen.
The workplace is one arena where a bad mood can quickly influence the direction of business goals, and that is when it becomes so much more important to swiftly resolve the habit.
It exists for a reason, and you must enter the dark room of ‘reasons’ and flip the switch, take ownership, and understand your self just a little bit more.
Deep breathing is one way of telling your mind, “life is worth living” and your body, “air is worth breathing”.
The more you do it, the better it feels.
I know that a lot of us don’t regularly do deep breathing, and if you do get inspired to start now, please take it easy, you may get light headed very quickly. As long you pace yourself until you are comfortable, if you are like me, in a few weeks you will be able breath as deeply as your lungs allow, all day long, with no dizzies.
Yoga goes deeply into the understanding of the power of deep breathing, I recommend everyone to watch the below video, to get a grasp on just how much takes place when you breath consciously.
Can you imagine the changes you will see day to day if you breath consciously whenever you feel down?
My only reason for blogging about it is because my life has changed drastically due to my dedication to this spiritual and scientific art.
BY CHRISTINE SLUSSER
ANCHOR SALEM SOLOMAN
You’re watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy
“A new day and a nightmare for quake victims in Japan.” (Video Source: CNN)
“…has some Japanese calling this Japan’s Chernobyl.” (Video Source: CBS)
JOHN LARGE: “…and we know about 170,000 people have now been evacuated, so clearly they are preparing for the worst case.” (Video Source: ITN)
From earthquakes, to tsunamis, to nuclear meltdowns, it’s hard to imagine things getting much worse for Japan–but where there’s a media, there’s a way.
One theme dominating the coverage is “can it get any worse?” Media outlets take a look at the worst case scenarios. (Video Source: RT)
“There are now three power plants in Japan where there are fears about radiation.” (Video Source: Sky News)
“…could overheat and meltdown, releasing radioactivity into the environment.” (Video Source: MSN)
“Japan has declared an emergency alert at another nuclear power plant in the Northeast of the country. Radiation levels of about 700 times higher than normal have reportedly been detected.” (Video Source: RT)
One YouTube user was compelled enough to warn Americans of impending radioactive doom.
“The wind was blowing to the east of Japan, and the picture you’re looking at suggests where it’s gonna go. With the current… situation, wind current and so on and so forth, so I don’t know what more to say to you, I don’t have the knowledge to advise you anymore… “
Fox News interviewed nuclear power expert Joe Cirincione, who says the likelihood of America having a similar fate is very, very possible.
“[A] trifecta of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in the U.S. remains a possibility…Diablo Canyon in California is ‘a classic case of a very large nuclear reactor in an area that’s seismically active…’”
…and the disaster anxiety has indeed spread overseas. A writer for Canada Free Press imagines a monster volcano exploding in the U.S.
“If the Yellowstone Park caldera, the largest potential volcano in the U.S. should explode, it would have a comparable affect and there isn’t a damn thing that can be done about it.”
Keep up with the latest on the Japanese disaster by downloading the latest Newsy iphone app. You can now stream our videos through your Apple TV — it’s free from the iTunes Store.
Is any tool associated with science quite like the microscope? Well the old standard just got better – Now researchers have built a microscope that uses beams like those found in barcode scanners to watch single cells in real time. InventorSpot explains why this is a big deal.
“The big trick is in the light. The sweep of the Bessel beam creates a very thin light sheet, which is minimally invasive. With existing microscopy technology, it has been possible to observe tiny things in 3D, but not for long — because the intense light required kills, or severely damages, whatever it is you’re observing.”
The new illumination tricks let the researchers record cells doing their thing in high-resolution. It lets researchers study the goings-on of cell structures in a way they never could before.
The researchers compared it to learning the rules of a sport. Watching the players in a film teaches you the rules quicker than studying snapshots. Likewise, watching chromosomes divide in real time lets researchers learn about the process in much more detail. (Video source: HHMI)
Getting the images clear was tricky. Bessel beams create a lot of noise in the image, lowering the resolution. To get around this, lead researcher Eric Betzig had to pull in every microscopy trick he could find.
“The first is a concept called structured illumination, where instead of sweeping the beam continuously, they turned it on and off rapidly, like firing a machine gun. … Another strategy Betzig’s group used is two-photon microscopy, a method commonly used in neuroscience to visualize thick pieces of brain tissue.” (HHMI)
Betzig has been creating new microscopes for decades, and he’s not done yet. PopSci reports he’s already looking forward to his next innovation.
“The next step could be combining the Bessel beam plane technique with super-resolution techniques, Betzig said. That would be something — with no limits on how small we can see, and an imaging technique that take movies without harming organisms, the possibilities seem endless.”
One of those possibilities: watching the delicate structures on the famous HeLa cell – a cancer cell taken from a woman in 1951 kept alive today — in a way never possible before. (Video source: HHMI)
The Rhetoric of English and Scottish Common Law claiming to deliver Justice to members of the Public
There is a populist claim made by the British elites who purport to represent the people of the United Kingdom by virtue of being elected into Government that the British Legal System actually delivers justice to people who are burdened with the need to deal with the British Civil and Criminal ‘Justice’ System.
That may be true in many cases depending on the circumstances that are engaged within each case. However, on a fundamental basis and from experience, I do not believe that the current British Common law tradition actually provides justice in all cases consistently. This is because the English Common law tradition purports in theory to uphold the principles of natural justice which is really discretionary in common practice. I will state by example that on pages 92-94 of G Hardy’s book, ‘A Mathematician’s Apology’ (1940) he demonstrated Euclid’s proof that it was absurd to state that there was no way to generate infinite prime numbers by using the method of proof by contradiction. Furthermore, ironically I can use the same sequence of logic in a non mathematical sense to prove by contradiction that English or Scottish Common law is not premised on advocating and upholding the principles of natural justice consistently on the fundamental basis of HLA Hart (1961) doctrine from his book, titled ‘The Concept of Law’ of the separation of law and morality which in my view falls within the threshold of reductio ad absurdum.
This is the basis in which legal decisions are consistently and predominately made in British Courts without considering whether it is morally right or wrong that such a legal decision should be made in the first instance. An example to support my opinion is the use of the Latin doctrine of Res Judicata which means that a legal decision by a court is a final decision. This Latin legal concept was used by English Judges to prevent people who had withdrawn their cases for any reason from actually bringing their case back to court and the principle of returning old cases back to court was deemed an abuse of process without actually considering whether it was morally an abuse of process.
In Barber v Staffordshire County Council  IRLR 209 CA, the Court of Appeal in London England held that a dismissed part-time employee could not pursue claims for redundancy pay or unfair dismissal compensation because she had previously made an application for a redundancy payment which was dismissed by an industrial tribunal when she withdrew it. From my brief discussion of the separation of law and morality within the English and Scottish legal tradition, I have come to the conclusion that these legal systems in the manner in which they currently operate actually conflicts with justice.
 reductio ad absurdum
A) The center line is there to separate vehicles traveling in opposite directions along the same stretch of road. There are a few variations of the center line, a solid center line without any breaks means “do not overtake” you will usually see these line on bends hump bridges or chicanes where on coming traffic may not be visible, also on stretches of motor way entrances or exits with steep corners and the solid line that separates the motorway from the hard shoulder.
First here is a useful list of countries that travel on the left hand side of the centre line. Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bophuthatswana, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Ciskei, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, India Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua, New, Guinea, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Sikkim, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Helena, St. Lucia, Surinam, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands, Venda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Trivia 1: The accelerator, brake and clutch pedals are all in the same order (Right foot accelerate, left foot clutch and middle pedal brake) no mater what side of the car the steering wheel is on.
Trivia2: A great rule of thumb when driving in a foreign country who use the opposite side of the road, if you are renting a vehicle, the central line is always on the drivers side of the vehicle, and the passengers side is nearest the curb, meaning if you find you are nearest the curb and your passenger is nearest the central line, YOU ARE DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD! However if you take a foreign vehicle to a foreign country which has opposite steering (come on you know what I mean) then we wish you the very best of luck.
Scotland’s Loch Ness monster might as well fade into the fog. Time to make way for its lesser-known cousin, bownessie. A couple claims they snapped a photo of the English monster. ABC News reports.
REPORTER: “A misty morning, two canoeists, couldn’t see much. But then, what’s that? A creature from the depths? A mythical monster of Lake Windermere? Said our fearless photographer to our local newspaper, ‘At first I thought it was a dog. Then I saw it was much bigger and moving really fast.”
Aw, c’mon — right? Skeptics are skewering the claim, saying it’s just a ploy to bring more tourists to the area. After all, with today’s updated technology and millions of visitors every year, somebody by now should have gotten a great picture of bownessie. A writer for Mother Nature Network says…
“…this one is grainy and lacking detail – having been captured using a cell phone camera. The world still awaits the first high-definition image of what many assume could be an ancient descendant of a plesiosaur.”
That hasn’t prevented media outlets from spending time and money to determine if the photo is real. The Telegraph spoke with a professional photographer who says, it kinda does look like a real photo, but the file is too small to tell if it’s been altered in Photoshop. A writer for science blogs takes a closer look…
“Note that the far right edge of the picture has a different pixel quality than the rest of the image… The most commonly encountered opinion has been that it’s a fake, most likely something constructed from tires or inner tubes.”
ABC News puts a sarcastic spin on the story, reminding us of the countless theories, pictures and videos of the past.
REPORTER: “Oh you cynics, always doubting the evidence. What about the video? A nice picnic on Loch Ness? With something lurking in the deep, or this one which British Intelligence concluded was something of quote ‘animate.’ And then the photos, one of the first. Might be the Loch Ness monster, might be a Labrador carrying a stick. This might be Nessie herself in 1934 or it might be a tree root.”
Despite the nonbelievers, researchers are still diving deep into the waters and using sonar technology to try and find the monster.
REPORTER: “Well, so far no luck. Guess it’s not the best day for finding a monster. Sun’s coming out, it could be sleeping on the bottom, who knows. But out there somewhere, I don’t know where, but somewhere is bownessie fully there.”
So what do you think? Does England really have its own Loch Ness monster?
The eastern Libyan city of Baidah has been a scene of death and violent clashes. Hospitals are struggling to cope with the influx of patients and people are worried about more chaos ahead.
- Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports on recently obtained video footage from Baidah, where protesters are refusing to bow down to government intimidation.
It seems that there is a spirit sweeping across the middle east like wild fire with citizen raising up against Authority saying “enough”. But what is the underlying cause of this unrest? So far the countries effected by this uprising are Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Sudan.
Today it is reported that Iranian war ships are headed towards the Suez canal,
The naval frigate and a supply ship entered the canal at 5.45am after being approved by the Egyptian authorities. This is the first time Iranian naval vessels have passed through the strategically important waterway since before the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979.
There has been no immediate reaction from the Israeli government, but the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, told his cabinet on Sunday that Iran was trying to exploit instability across the region.
“I think that today, we can see what an unstable region we live in, a region in which Iran tries to exploit the situation that has been created in order to expand its influence by passing warships through the Suez canal, Israel views this Iranian move with utmost gravity and this step, like other steps and developments, underscores what I have reiterated in recent years – Israel’s security needs will grow and the defence budget must grow accordingly.” he said.
It seems that Comet Elenin C/2010 X1 is on its way to us around end of 2011-Oct-16 21:09 (closest approximation from NASA), information is sparse, no media coverage that I have observed, so I shall update this article as I find out more.
The above pic is a screen shot from NASA link below, you can visit there and see the theoretical path of the Comet.
Let’s rewind 200 years ago. The year 1811.
Earthquake of 1811: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_New_Madrid_earthquake
Great Comet of 1811: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Comet_of_1811
Connecting Dots (relating the two): http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/1811.htm
Double check what you would like to make sure it’s fact. I encourage you all to do so.
These videos that I am sharing may be disturbing if you have not seen them. Perhaps some of you have or know exactly what this guy is talking about. I am not a conspiracy theorist, nor am I an idiot. This guy is very good at what he does.
New Madrid – Gas – Yellowstone and The Gulf of Mexico Pt 1 of 2
New Madrid – Gas – Yellowstone and The Gulf of Mexico Pt 2 of 2
If you liked the FaceBook movie then you might really like the Wiki Leaks movie coming soon to a theater near you.
The guardian reports that movie studio executives have a screen play in the works from the Julian Assange Biography “The most dangerous man in the world“.
This story has all the right ingredients for a big box office hit, it is a tale of intrigue and conspiracy: a brave underdog attempting to expose the corruption of the system, sexual complications and powerful government forces with secrets to hide. Remember the Pelican Brief?
A the Movie seemed to be a reality yesterday after studio executives picked up the screen rights to the forthcoming Julian Assange biography The Most Dangerous Man in the World by award-winning Australian writer Andrew Fowler. The book details Assange’s life from his childhood on Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia, all the way through to his founding of the whistleblower website in 2006 to publish classified material.
Assange has been labelled “a high-tech terrorist” by his foes and “the internet’s freedom fighter” by his supporters. In November, WikiLeaks scored its most high-profile coup to date when it partnered with the Guardian to publish over 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables. The full story story of the WikiLeaks scandal is covered in WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange‘s War on Secrecy, a behind-the-scenes account by the Guardian’s investigation editor David Leigh and Moscow correspondent Luke Harding. The WikiLeaks book will be published by the Guardian on February 10.
Information taken from the Guardian
BY EMOKE BEBIAK
“In Egypt, cell phone video of a man lighting himself on fire. One of six protesters setting themselves ablaze in the Arab world in recent days. Copycats of a man in Tunisia, who became the symbol of the opposition.” (ABC News)
The Arab world has experienced a spike in the number of people setting themselves on fire. UPI reports 10 such cases in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania just in the past week.
In Tunisia — an unemployed university graduate set himself on fire after government officials confiscated his fruit and vegetable stand.
Image Source: Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy asks, “Are we now seeing a trend?”
“There is something horrifying and, in a way, moving about these suicide attempts. It’s a shocking, desperate tactic that instantly attracts attention, revulsion, but also sympathy.”
An article by France 24 reports, Algeria has seen at least seven such suicide attempts in the last few days.
“Algerian officials have occasionally tried to play down some of the cases as isolated incidents involving mentally-ill people. But few Algerians buy that argument.”
The Egyptian news site Ahram suggests the suicides might in fact not be political — but rather a – quote – “act of desperation.” However, Ahram also quotes a psychiatrist as saying…
“But the government is in denial. The first day someone set himself on fire, they were quick to produce documents to say he is not well. The second day three did the same thing. Are they all crazy?”
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz quotes a recent study showing that over 104,000 suicide attempts have been recorded in the past year alone in Egypt. But Foreign Policy is critical of the idea that the Tunisian man started a new trend.
“What seems like a sudden spike in suicides in North Africa may mostly be a function of the media paying more attention than usual, due to the political turmoil in the region. Nine people setting themselves on fire in a month may seem like a trend, but in the United States, approximately 94 people commit suicide every day…”
Foreign Policy also suggests the real trend might be the rise in suicide by fire — acknowledging there could be a link between that trend and the suicide of the unemployed university student in Tunisia.
Get more multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.
Transcript by Newsy.
BY MALLORY PERRYMAN
By 2013, the British army may disappear. By tweaking the technology used in ebook readers, defense contractor BAE Systems is developing ‘invisible’ tanks. BAE is pretty tight-lipped about the program- but here’s what we know.
“Electronic sensors attached to a tank’s hull will project images of the surrounding environment back onto the outside of the vehicle. Now unlike conventional camouflage, these images will change with the changing environment.”
This isn’t the first time the idea of invisible military machines has hit the headlines-Technabob points out- the “Black Fox Stealth System” surfaced in June 2010
And a majority of those commenting on this latest news of invisible tanks are skeptical. One DailyTech reader says- it sounds cool, but will it actually work?
“How does it know what angle someone is looking at the object … from? [Will] they have some way to make sure that people only ever view the vehicle directly from [the] side, or is this going to be a more vague kind of camouflage that just roughly represents the world around it?”
TMCnet interviewed a BAE researcher to find out- how will the tank hide from devices that detect heat? BAE says it is trying to figure out how to capture the water from the engine exhaust and send it to the tank’s surface. It would then evaporate- cooling the tank’s surface like sweating. But that’s not all.
“Rather than just hiding the vehicle’s heat signature, though, the researchers want to be able to move water over the tank’s body very quickly and create specific shapes. Individual composite tiles could be switched on and off and used like pixels to depict simple shapes, the company claims. ‘You can make it look like a Ford Focus, or you can have the shape of a cow, says [a BAE researcher]”
On Fox News’ Red Eye, panelists said “ebook technology” and “advanced military operations” aren’t a reliable combo. One guest suggests- BAE should start with something simple.
“Why didn’t they start with invisible aircraft? I mean that I think would be easy: just make it blue. Whereas I feel like this is never going to work with a tank where you’re going to see something moving and hear it but you won’t know what the heck it is.”
BAE Systems says new tanks can run on battery power for a short period of time- which means- no engine rumbling. Finally- we’ll leave you with an exclusive preview of the new tank, courtesy of Atlanta’s WAGA.
“In case you’re still confused, we’ve created a picture with the new tank in action. This is what it might look like.”
Get more multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.
Transcript by Newsy.
BY ADNAN S. KHAN
Looks like we might be paying 5 bucks a gallon again. CNN reports OPEC has refused to raise oil production even with the price of crude reaching $100 a barrel.
“The reason these OPEC ministers say they’re not likely to add any supply soon is because there is enough supply on the market and these high prices are due to speculation rather than supply and demand.”
Bloomberg says raising the price of such commodities is detrimental to the world’s economy, especially considering the world is coming out of a recession. But, OPEC members seem to think otherwise.
“Some OPEC members see no reason for the group to call an emergency meeting even if prices reach $110 or $120 a barrel … None of its 12 members has asked for an earlier meeting to discuss a possible increase in output as a way of damping higher prices.”
But, The Wall Street Journal reports OPEC recently discovered the demand for oil will be higher than it expected for 2011 and that COULD force OPEC into increasing production.
“OPEC’s stronger forecasts in its monthly report come as the International Energy Agency said Monday that the oil producers’ group should be ‘flexible’ with its output decisions.”
In 2008 crude oil reached a record high of nearly $150 a barrel. MSNBC suggests promoting off-shore drilling in other areas like Anwar, to supplement U.S. energy needs. But Democratic Representative Jay Inslee says it won’t help.
REP. JAY INSLEE (D-WA): “The fact of the matter is — is that if we drilled in the ANWAR, it is less than one half of one percent of world oil reserves and you’re not going to change the price of oil even if you put a spigot in every acre in the ANWAR. You know we can save more energy, inflating our tires than there exist in ANWAR.”
Economic Times reports some members want to increase the price of crude but Saudi Arabia stepped in and stopped the prospect from going anywhere.
“Some OPEC members — Iran, Venezuela and Libya — were urging higher prices at Quito to above 100 dollars a barrel to offset what they said were rising production costs. But OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia differed, saying between USD 70 and 80 a barrel was a ‘fair price.’”
So what do you think? Will oil price remain the same? Or will the trips to the gas station become the scariest activity of the day — once again?
Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
Transcript by Newsy