Monday, December 26, 2011

Doom's day Story: Cataclysmic destruction of earth in 2012

Scientists have nailed an alarming prediction about the cataclysmic destruction of earth in 2012.

An erroneous doomsday theory doing the rounds is that a supernova explosion, which releases energy equivalent to that produced during the sun's entire lifetime, could happen in 2012 and harm earthly life.

However, given the vastness of space and the long light years between supernovae, astronomers say with certainty that there is no threatening star close enough to hurt earth.

According to a statement by NASA-Goddard Space Flight Centre, astronomers say that the closest gamma-ray burst on record, known as GRB 031203, is 1.3 billion light years away from the earth.

An erroneous doomsday theory predicts that year 2012 may experience a supernova explosion and the incredible amounts of energy resulting from it – as much as the sun creates during its entire lifetime– may harm life on Earth. However, astronomers are confident that it will not prove
detrimental for life on earth, given the vastness of space and the long times between supernovae.

They can say with certainty that there is no threatening star close enough to hurt Earth.

Astronomers estimate that, on average, about one or two supernovae explode each century in our galaxy. But for Earth’s ozone layer to experience damage from a supernova, the supernovablast must occur less than 50 light-years away. All of the nearby stars capable of going supernova are much farther than this.

Any planet with life on it near a star that goes supernova would indeed experience problems. X- and gamma-ray radiation from the supernova could damage the ozone layer, which protects us from harmful ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays. The less ozone there is, the more UV light reaches the surface.

At some wavelengths, just a 10 percent increase in ground-level UV can be lethal to some organisms, including phytoplankton near the ocean surface. Because these organisms form the basis of oxygen production on Earth and the marine food chain, any significant disruption to them could cascade into a planet-wide problem.

Another explosive event, called a gamma-ray burst (GRB), is often associated with supernovae. When a massive star collapses on itself or less frequently, when two compact neutron stars collide -- the result is the birth of a black hole.

Astronomers estimate that a gamma-ray burst could affect Earth from up to 10,000 light-years away with each separated by about 15 million years, on average. So far, the closest burst on record, known as GRB 031203, was 1.3 billion light-years away.

As with impacts, our planet likely has already experienced such events over its long history, but there’s no reason to expect a gamma-ray burst in our galaxy to occur in the near future, much less in December 2012.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bologna Motor Show: Never Adapt - The J Challenge

The first day of the Bologna Motor Show saw the national debut of the new special series Jeep Wrangler Arctic and the opening of pre-registration for the "Never Adapt: The J Challenge " game. Available soon on the portal,, the game is built on a multimedia platform and inspired by the concept of "breaking conventional boundaries''. It will allow users to test their J factor through all the major social networks by testing their compatibility with the values and ethos of Jeep and everything it stands for.

The game is comprised of five challenges - each of them inspired by one of the core values ​​of the Jeep brand: uniqueness, passion, adventure, freedom and authenticity. From Saturday 3rd December, users can start accessing the link and begin to register for the game, thus ensuring the possibility of receiving a notification when the game officially starts. Each user has a personalised page where they can view their status or progress and archive their results achieved during the game.

After completing each of the five challenges, the score will be calculated on the results of the affinity test with the values ​​of Jeep and activities on various social networks. Once users have completed the challenges, they will have a few days to improve their final score.

Dedicated to those who identify with the core values ​​of the American brand, the game will lead you to discover your wilder, more adventurous side, while acknowledging uniqueness. It will be a journey based on passion, a sense of adventure and freedom – all indicative of those who choose the Jeep brand. The content and implementation on the web were created in collaboration with xister.

Previewed for a national audience in Bologna, the new special series Jeep Wrangler offers an exhibition inspired by the Arctic winter with exclusive stylistic details – 17” blacks wheels and matching hard top Mopar ® accessories. The new special version evokes the extreme conditions of Arctic regions to highlight how, thanks to legendary off-road capability improved by seven decades of technical development, the Jeep Icon is able to master the toughest trails and most challenging driving conditions.

Available in Jeep showrooms by the end of January 2012, the Arctic special version will only be equipped with the 2.8-liter turbodiesel in two-and four-door configuration.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Laureus World Sports awards 2012 Nominees

This year, Formula one world champion Sebastian Vettel and Drivers champion Red Bull Racing are among the nominees to win prestigious Laureus World Sports awards 2012 following their successes this season.

Sebastian Vettel scored 392 points with as many as 11 wins, 15 pole position, 3 fastest lap and  17 podium finishes. Drivers champion Red Bull Racing team too had a wonderful season with 12 victories from 19 races and scoring 650 points.

Chasing Vettel for the "Sportsman of the Year" award are Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis world no.1 Novak Djokovic, Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, footballer Lionel Messi and basketballer Kirk Nowitzki.

And fighting it out hard with Red Bull Renault for the team prize are New Zealand's All Blacks, England cricket team, basketball's Dallas Mavericks, FC Barcelona and Japan's female football team.

The nominees are selected by the world's media by ballot method, and the winners by a jury made up of 47 of the greatest sportsmen and women of all time.

The winners will be crowned in London in February.

"This has been a great year for sport and the academy are going to find it extremely difficult to decide who to vote for as winners," said chairman of Laureus World Sports awards, Edwin Moses.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

World's Most Expensive Car Crash in Japan

 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes-Benzes, 2 Toyota Prius and 1 Lamborghini were involved in a 14 vehicle pileup crash on a Japanese highway this Sunday. The cost of the freak accident was more than $1 million, the Daily Yomiuri reports.

Most of the luxury cars were traveling in a convoy for a sports car enthusiasts gathering in Hiroshima, the Associated Press reports.

The AP says the damage could easily top $1 million in a country where even a used Ferrari can fetch $100,000. The Japanese media put the bill as high as $3.8 million, AFP reports.

According to police source, 10 people were hospitalized in the early morning pileup on the Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi.

Police believed one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes, hit the median barrier and spun across the freeway. The other cars crashed while trying to avoid hitting the first car.

Later as police reported it was found that 60 year old self-employed man from Chikushino in southern Fukuoka, was driving over the 80km per hour speed limit and lost control of his red Ferrari.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ebuzzing launches Ebuzzing Labs to demystify Social Media

Ebuzzing’s R&D department reveals never-before-seen tools to help brands and advertising agencies identify the most endorsed content influencers on the net, and better understand the social web. Ebuzzing, the global platform for Social Media advertising, has just launched Ebuzzing Labs, a collection of different Social Media tools, such as blog and video rankings, as well as brand rankings; all of which are exclusive to Ebuzzing.

These tools were developed in response to advertisers’ expectations and requirements for an authoritative and industry-leading view on Social Media campaigns. Ever conscious of the importance of understanding Social Media, in order to develop and maintain sophisticated digital strategies, advertisers are often at a loss to fully grasp what is happening in this space. It has become essential to not merely analyse a singular platform, but to cross reference data from multiple sources in order to fully understand the complex Social Media landscape.

Ebuzzing Labs revolve around 4 key offerings:
  • Blog rankings
  • Video rankings
  • Brand rankings
  • News rankings

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kimi Raikkonen Returns to Formula One with Renault Lotus

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make an eagerly anticipated comeback to Formula One next season after signing a 2-year contract with Renault, the team which will be called as Lotus in 2012. The taciturn but party loving Kimi, who won 18 races, 62 podiums and 16 pole positions with McLaren and Ferrari in a Formula One career that started with Sauber in 2001, remains hugely popular among F1 fans who know him as the 'Iceman'. The 32 year old Raikkonen won his first world championship title with Ferrari in 2007 but quit Formula One two years later and switched to rallying.

Kimi said the two years he spent in rallying had been useful for him as a driver, but that he had an overwhelming hunger to return to Formula One. "I have been impressed by the scope of the team's ambition. Now I'm looking forward to playing an important role in pushing the team to the very front of the grid," added the Finn.

The team, no longer owned by Renault, will race under the name of their title sponsor Lotus in 2012. They did not say who Raikkonen's team mate would be, although
Russian Vitaly Petrov has a contract for 2012. Poland's Robert Kubica, the Pole who was supposed to be Renault's leading driver this year, will not be there after missing the entire season due to life-threatening injuries sustained in a rally accident in February. Out of contract with Renault at the end of this year, Kubica's chances of racing in 2012 now look more remote after Raikkonen's appointment, although he has been linked to Ferrari.

Raikkonen's presence means the Formula One grid for the first time in its history will have six champions — the others being Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel lining up to start the next season in Melbourne, March 2012.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Audi to launch A1 Sportback in early 2012

Sporty and efficient, youthful and communicative, emotional and individual. A new member of the successful A1 family is scheduled to launch in early 2012 – the five-door Audi A1 Sportback.

The Audi A1 Sportback, which will be rolling into showrooms in early 2012, is the five-door compact Audi for a young, urban public. The close relationship with its three-door sister model is evident in the design, the structure of the lightweight body and the dimensions of the new model, which measures 3.95 meters (12.96 ft) in length.

It is several millimeters taller and thus offers more space in the rear seats. The Audi A1 Sportback comes standard with four seats. A fifth seat is available on request at no extra charge. Buyers can choose between four TFSI gasoline and three TDI diesel engines producing between 63 kW (86 hp) and 136 kW (185 hp). Audi pairs some engines with the lightning-fast, seven-speed S tronic transmission.

The A1 Sportback also features many high-end solutions in terms of controls and infotainment, including Audi connect. If the high-end media center MMI navigation plus is combined with the Bluetooth online car phone, the car can be connected to the Internet. The A1 Sportback features a light and youthful interior that can be customized with fresh colors and many attractive design details to reflect the customer’s own personal style. The base price for the five-door model is €16,950.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Raikkonen Williams deal intensifies

Formula one fans are waiting for their cool hero to come return. Yes! the Finnish 'iceman' Kimi Raikkonen is in the Formula 1 rador again after a short stint at World Rally Championship. The 32 year old Raikkonen is definitely motivated to return to Formula 1 that gave him 18 wins between 2001 and 2009.

Raikkonen is looking for a driver's seat at Williams where Rubens Barrichello's contract expires this year. Negotiations have under going between Williams team and Raikkonen. Raikkonen's managers, Steve and David Robertson, duly appeared in the Abu Dhabi paddock and they even watched the grand prix from Williams hospitality area.

The news has taken yet another step with Sir Frank Williams, the Williams team founder has confirmed in an interview with Finnish television broadcaster MTV3 that the team is interested in hiring Kimi Raikkonen, if the price is right.

Kimi who won the F1 world Driver Championship in 2007 was paid $51 million annually by Ferrari. Even the formula one teams and management wants him back on the grid. Many current and former drivers and team principals in Formula One are hoping that Raikkonen will return to F1. Seven time Champion Michael Schumacher believes it would be really good for F1 if Kimi does make a return.

Stefano Domenicali, team principal at Ferrari while Kimi Raikkonen was there in 2007-2008 said, "Kimi is a talented driver, one of the fastest and our latest WDC. It would be great if he would come back."

During the Friday press conference at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh also advised Frank Williams to sign Raikkonen.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Stay connected with TracFone

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Food, shelter and clothes are no longer the basic needs of man. In today's world Mobile phone are considered more essential than the above mentioned basic needs. Keeping in touch with your loved ones is important especially with your kids. And it’s really a big challenge for parents to look after their kids during summer. Having a daughter makes it even worse. Always worry about her whereabouts when you/she is out or when you are not together. 

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Monday, September 19, 2011

EU Anti Smoking Campaign - SMOKE FREE EUROPE

The EX Smokers Are Unstoppable campaign aims to emphasize the life-changing benefits of giving up smoking. The campaign wants to encourage and assist people to quit. Moving towards a SMOKE-FREE EUROPE.
Tobacco is the single largest cause of avoidable death in the EU.
The EX Smokers Are Unstoppable campaign aims to emphasize the life-changing benefits of giving up smoking. The campaign wants to encourage and assist people to quit with the help of their new icoach program, hoping to ensure that up-and-coming generations live long and healthy lives in a smoke-free Europe. 
“Ex-smokers are unstoppable” is a three-year awareness raising campaign promoted by the European Commission. The campaign provides smokers with motivation to quit and - very importantly - with practical assistance. The campaign highlights ex-smokers as inspiring individuals and role models who encourage current smokers to quit. 
Free – you can’t argue with that! 
It works – more than 30% who start the programme quit smoking 
For everyone – even for smokers that are not quite ready to quit 
For you – adapts to your needs, your time, and your goals 
Friends – speak to people like you and get support from a dedicated community

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New world number one Novak Djokovic beat defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal in four sets to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the first time in his career on Sunday. Djokovic produced some sublime tennis to race through the opening two sets. Although the spaniard forced his way back into the match to win the third set, Djokovic sealed a famous victory 6-4 6-11-6 6-3 in just over two-and-three-quarter hours. Djokovic came into the tournament as the second seed, but was the in-form player of 2011 after losing just one match all year - a run of form which ensured he would take the number one ranking on Monday regardless of the result of the final. The top seed from Serbia gave a display of breathtaking quality to triumph 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 in four hours and 10 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal, who was bidding to win his 11th Grand Slam title, has now lost all six of his meetings with Djokovic in 2011. Djokovic holds the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles. And he becomes only the sixth man in the open era to win three of the four majors in the same year.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Net10's Unlimited Talk time, Text, Internet Surfing Plan for $50 per Month

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Worried about your mobile phone bill? Do you feel you pay too much for your mobile phones? Looking for an suitable plan with no contracts, no penalties, no surprise bills and no credit checks? Then here is a great deal from Net10. Net10 offers a nationwide coverage and unlimited talk, text, and data browsing, for $50/month. 

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Inmarsat USA Sig Hansen

FleetBroadband is the first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.

In 2009, Captain Sig Hansen, replaced the communications system onboard his fishing vessel, Northwestern, with an Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminal. Since its installation he has become a major advocate of this award winning service, which continues to exceed adoption expectations.

FleetBroadband not only gives Captain Sig Hansen the ability to download the most up-to-date weather reports and oceanographic data, helping him plan his trips to maximise revenue, it also gives him a system that improves efficiency and safety, from reporting his catch prior to reaching port to regular maintenance and emergencies. However, just as important is the fact that his crew can contact home by telephone, email and SMS, at anytime and from anywhere - vital for maintaining morale.

The same applies to the safety and weather video but the additional information is:
Not only has Captain Sig Hansen the ability to access real-time weather reports helped Sig and his crew feel safer, but the introduction of a 505 Emergency Calling facility on FleetBroadband means that he can now call his nearest Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre for free, if he gets into trouble. You can understand why this is important to him when he describes in the video 60 foot waves and terrifying gusts of wind that the Northwestern and her crew cope with on a regular basis.

Standard IP
Up to 432kbps over a shared channel, for email, internet and intranet access

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Guaranteed data rates on demand up to 256kbps.

Make phone calls at the same time as accessing data applications.

Supports ISDN at 64kbps for legacy applications.

SMS text
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Overview of 505 Emergency Calling:
505 Emergency Calling is a short code dialing facility that provides direct access to maritime relief.

Inmarsat have just launched a voice distress service on FleetBroadband:
The voice distress service utilises FleetBroadband to provide priority call access - interrupting all non-distress calls - either ship-to-shore or shore-to-ship, as soon as the - red distress button - on the alarm panel is pressed. The caller will then be connected to an operator at one of three Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) strategically located around the globe.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bharti Airtel wins ‘Title Sponsor’; Sponsors F1 Airtel Grand Prix of India 2011

As millions of Formula One fans gear up to witness their dreams come alive in India, telecommunications giant Bharti Airtel today joined hands with Formula One Group Companies to announce Airtel Grand Prix of India, India’s eagerly awaited F1 foray.
Announcing Bharti Airtel as ‘Title Sponsor’ for this historic sporting event, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO - India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel and Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One Group CEO, together unveiled the official logo of Airtel Grand Prix of dia 2011. To be hosted at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on October 30, 2011, this first ever 'Airtel Grand Prix of India' will put India on the prestigious list of countries on the global F1 map and give Indian fans their first ever chance to taste the adrenaline rush!
Announcing the association, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO - India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel, said: “A sports phenomenon that initially originated from Europe and went across the globe to become a rage, Formula One today enjoys the cult following of a whopping 500 million plus fans. Airtel, with its 200 million plus customers which significantly represent the young and vibrant population, is delighted to be affiliated with F1 to bring this international sports event to India for the time first time ever! Right through its growth path, Airtel has been associated with speed, performance, calculated risks and excitement, the very words that spring to mind when you think of Formula One. Hence, it is only natural that Airtel and Formula One together bring to life the dreams of millions of young and passionate sports enthusiasts in India, giving them an opportunity of a lifetime to watch the very first Airtel Grand Prix of India in person.”
Commenting on the announcement, Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One Group CEO, said: “I am very pleased with our association with Bharti Airtel which has demonstrated that they are the very forward thinking company that I believe and was the reason for seeking their help in promoting Formula One in India through their 200 million plus customers. We are very good partners as we both project the same forward thinking.”
As part of its association with Airtel Grand Prix of India, brand Airtel will leverage several exciting entitlements that other prominent global brands associated with Formula One have enjoyed thus far. Formula One enthusiasts can look forward to a host of innovative offerings and initiatives by Airtel, which will be rolled out and announced in weeks to come.

Sprint's Total Equipment Protection (TEP) Application for Android, Blackberry and other mobiles

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Looking for the latest application for your Android, Blackberry and other feature mobiles? Here is a new application for Sprints Total Equipment Protection (TEP) subscribers. This Protection application makes your life easier. It allows users to Locate phone, Sync contacts, Remote wipe phone, Lock phone and Sound alarm. So no more losing of phone or not knowing where it is or fearing someone might have stolen your phone and losing all your contacts and stealing your personal information!

Sprint TEP customers can be up and running in just a few minutes at no additional cost!

Please check out and download Sprint Total Equipment Protection App as current Sprint customers only have till August 30th to add this feature to your existing phone.

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Luck is in favor of customers who didn't enroll in TEP within 30 days of activating your phone. Sprint is holding an Open Enrollment from August 1-30, 2011. So you guys can add the Total Equipment Protection feature. In addition to this new Application features, TEP also provides Sprint customers with a quick & convenient way to receive a replacement if your phone is ever lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctions after the warranty expires. Since it is summer, this feature even covers accidental dips by your phone into the pool or lake!

TEP costs only $8.00 per month. The Protection Application included with TEP with no added cost provides the ability to find a misplaced phone with an audible alarm, locate your phone on a map using network integrated GPS technology, remote locking of a missing phone, as well as wirelessly sync and manage and restore all your contacts. Should a customer need to file a claim a deductible of either $50 or $100 is required for approved claims. While some people might think the deductible is a bummer, have you ever check on the non contract price of that EVO - $449. Or even LG Optimus you thought was free - $299 is the full retail.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

IPL 2011: Dada back in IPL; Sourav Ganguly joins Pune Warriors

Good news for some diehard 'dada' fans. The prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly, has been signed by Pune Warriors as a replacement for bowler Ashish Nehra, who was ruled out for the remainder of the IPL 2011 season with a finger injury. Dada's contract with Pune Warriors is for a period of one year and its considered as an IPL lifeline to the legend after he went unsold at the player auction earlier this year. His base price was $400,000.

Ganguly will be the vice-captain of PW and is likely to join the squad ahead of their big clash against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on May 4.

Ganguly played for KKR in the first three seasons of the IPL and led the team in two of them, while wicket keeper batsman Brendon McCullum was captain for the last season. Kolkata played poorly in those years and are the only franchise not to make the semi-finals. KKR did not bid for Ganguly in January despite his name coming up for sale twice, as they revamped their squad entirely, and the batsman later refused a mentoring role with the franchise.

Pune Warriors is at the bottom of the points table at present, having lost 6 consecutive matches after winning their first two. Ganguly who has an average IPL record of 1031 runs at an average of 28 and strike-rate of 110 could strengthen an under-performing and short batting order.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba Passes Away

Indian Hindu holy man Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba (86), considered a living god by millions of followers worldwide, died Sunday in a hospital near his southern Indian ashram, doctors said. The saffron dressed Sathya Sai Baba had a huge following with ashrams in more than 126 countries around the world. The holy man was never married and has no children. Born on November 23, 1926, in Puttaparti, the guru was first named Sathyanarayana Raju.

Sai Baba had spent more than 3 weeks on breathing support and dialysis while struggling with multiple-organ failure at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, near his ashram in Puttaparti village in Andhra Pradesh state. He died Sunday morning, hospital director Dr.A.N.Safaya said.

Devotees grieve on hearing the news of the holy man Sathya Sai Baba's death in Puttaparti on April 24, 2011. Women selling marigold garlands broke down in tears outside ashram when they hears the sad news.

Followers gathered to mourn in small groups in alleys and streets surrounding the ashram, while some tried entering the temple complex where the holy man's body will be brought to lie in state until Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of devotees are expected in Puttaparti for Sathya Sai Baba's funeral.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wayne Rooney's hat-trick inspires Manchester United against West Ham United

Manchester United stormed 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League standings after a hat-trick from Wayne Rooney inspired them to come back from 2 goals down to beat West Ham United 4-2.

Manchester United's bid for a record 19th English league title was helped by second-placed Arsenal shedding points in a 0-0 home draw with Blackburn Rovers. Chelsea almost gave up the defence of their title with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.

The weekend's other big winners were Manchester United's neighbors/enemies Manchester City who leapfrogged defending champion Chelsea into 3rd place with a 5-0 hammering of visitors Sunderland after manager Roberto Mancini's more attacking formation paid dividends.

Apart from a stunning win, the only thing that sours for Manchester United was Rooney's expletive-laden outburst on live television while he was celebrating taking just 14 minutes to notch a treble. Later he apologised but will discover on Monday whether he faces any FA disciplinary action.

Manchester United now has 66 points from 31 matches, with Arsenal on 59 from 30 matches. Manchester City has 56 points from 31 and Chelsea has 55 from 30.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sebastian Vettel wins Australian Melbourne F1 Grand prix

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel made a perfect start to his 2011 Formula One Championship with an invincible win(25 points) in the Australian Grand Prix. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finished second(18 points) ahead of Vitaly Petrov joining him third(15 points) on the podium. The podium finishers made use of two stop strategy.

Ferrai's Fernando Alonso finished fourth(12 points), Vettel's teammate Australian Mark Webber finished fifth(10 points), as both used 3-stop strategies. Mclaren's Button was sixth(8 points), falling short in his bid to win the race for a third consecutive year. Earlier, he was given a drive through penalty after using a slip road to pass Ferrari's Felipe Massa, and that cost him a shot at third.

Sauber's Sergio Perez made an impressive seventh in his first grand prix and he did so with a remarkable one pit strategy. He finished well ahead of his teammate Kamui Kobayashi who finished eigth. But both of them were later disqualified for rear wing infringements. As a result of this disqualification, Ferrari's Felipe Massa, Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi, Force India's Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta took the last four positions orderly.

Drivers who failed to finish the race were:
Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Heikki Kovalainen
Nico Rosberg
Pastor Maldonado

The next F1 race is the Malaysian Petronas Grand Prix on April 10th.

Friday, March 25, 2011

India beat Australia by 5 wickets to enter World Cup 2011 semis against Pakistan

India beat Australia by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the World Cup 2011 here today.
Yet again, it was Yuvraj Singh who was India's hero. Sachin

Brief Scores: Australia: 260 for six in 50 overs (Ricky Ponting 104, Brad Haddin 53, David Hussey 38 not out; Yuvraj Singh 2/44, Zaheer Khan 2/53, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/52). India: 261 for five in 47.4 overs (Yuvraj Singh 57 not out, Sachin Tendulkar 53, Gautam Gambhir 50, Suresh Raina 34 not out; David Hussey 1/19).

Friday, March 11, 2011

House of Fraser: Label Lab - Menswear Sports Collection

The new Label Lab menswear collection sports a fine advert featuring indie band, Tall Ships.

The new Label Lab menswear collection sports a fine advert featuring indie band Tall Ships. The new collection has been launched exclusively at selected House of Fraser stores nationwide and online. The look is edgy, slim, distressed, and macabre, whilst the colour palette is monochromatic featuring mainly greys, blacks and neutrals. The video features a monochromatic scheme and distressed, flitting visuals, perfect for the launch of this cool new range.

Visit the House of Fraser Facebook page for more details

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 Trailer in HD, Cast, Movie review, Release date

The much anticipated animated movie of the year 'Kung Fu Panda 2' is all set to release on May 26. The animated action-comedy flick titled 'Kung Fu Panda 2: Pandamonium' will be released in 3D this time, but only in selected international market.

The trailer of the 'Kung Fu Panda' sequel was released recently. In the sequel, the funny panda and his co will take on their master Shifu's old enemy, the emperor peacock Lord Shen. He emerges to take over China with a weapon so powerful that it threatens the existence of Martial arts kung fu. Po sets out with his furious five to save Kung Fu, but must first confront his own mysterious past in order to find the strength to succeed.

This time too Jack Black of Gulliver's Travels has rendered the voice for Po, the Panda. The rest of the cast includes Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu, Lucy Liu as Viper, Seth Rogen as Mantis, David Cross as Crane and James Hong as Ping.

The new cast members include Victor Garber as thundering Rhino, Michelle Yeoh as the Soothsayer, Gary Oldman as Lord Shen, and Jean Claude Van Damme as Master Croc.

Popular gaming company THQ is also planning to release a video game based on the movie on May 23, 2011 which will be portable for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS.

Kung Fu Panda 2 Trailer in HD

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Awards 2011 Winners, Academy Awards 2011 Winners

Here is the list of 2011 Oscar Awards Winners. The article is about Oscar Winners 2011 Academy Award results held on 27th Feb 2011 in Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center. Here is the results of 83rd Academy awards. This post will give you the complete details about the 83rd Academy Awards 2011.

The 2011 Oscar Awards Winners are:

Best Actor Award - Colin Firth for 'The King's Speech'

Best Actress Award - Natalie Portman for 'Black Swan'

Best Supporting Actor Award - Christian Bale for 'The Fighter'

Best Supporting Actress Award - Melissa Leo for 'The Fighter'

Adapted Screenplay Award - Aaron Sorkin for 'The Social Network'

Best Animated Feature Film Award - 'Toy Story 3', Lee Unkrich

Best Animated Short Film Award - 'The Lost Thing', Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Best Art DirectionAward - 'Alice in Wonderland', Robert Stromberg (Production Design); Karen O'Hara (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography Award - Wally Pfister for 'Inception'

Best Costume Award - Colleen Atwood for 'Alice in Wonderland'

Best Directing Award - Tom Hooper for 'The King's Speech'

Best Documentary (short subject) Award - 'Strangers No More', Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Best Documentary Feature Award - 'Inside Job', Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Best Film Editing Award - 'The Social Network', Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best Foreign Language Film Award - 'In a Better World', Denmark

Best Live Action Short Film Award - 'God of Love', Luke Matheny

Best Makeup Award - 'The Wolfman', Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Best Original Score Award - 'The Social Network', Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Screenplay Award - David Seidler, 'The King's Speech'

Best Original Song Award - "We Belong Together" from 'Toy Story 3', Randy Newman

Best Sound Editing Award - 'Inception', Richard King

Best Sound Mixing Award - 'Inception', Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Best Visual Effects Award - 'Inception', Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Friday, February 25, 2011

Aamir Khan to act in 'Dhoom 3'

Finally the official announcement of 'Dhoom 3' has been made from the Yash Raj Films. The production house's most anticipated movie, 'Dhoom 3' is reported to go on floors soon and this time, tinsel town's Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan is going to play the bad guy role.

By signing 'Dhoom 3', Aamir has become the highest paid actor for a Yash Raj film. He will have a whopping 33% of share in the profits of the film. It is Aamir’s third movie with YRF, after 'Parampara' and 'Fanaa'. For Yash Raj Chopra, it is a great pleasure to have Aamir Khan on board with YRF once again.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, 'Dhoom: 3' will be written & directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya @ Victor, who has penned 'Dhoom 1' and 'Dhoom 2'. Pritam will score the music. Both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue their iconic cop roles of Jai Dixit and Ali.

The shooting of 'Dhoom: 3' will begin on december this year and is slated for 2012 Christmas release.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ajith and Vijay to act together in Venkat Prabhu Film

The Ulimate star Ajith and Illayathalapathy Vijay have expressed their desire to work together in a film. The duo were involved in a deep discussion with the 'Chennai-28' fame director Venkat Prabhu, during the shooting of Thala's Mankatha, which is taking place in Binny mills recently where Thalapathi's Velayudham is also shot.
During this sweet meet, the thala and thalapathi are said to have discussed the possibility of starring together in a film and were even surprised when director Venkat Prabhu had a story ready for them. Both were reportedly so eager about this project that they have requested Venkat prabhu to polish the screenplay further and include loads of fun, action, and romance.

Ajith is busy with 'mankatha' and Vijay is busy with 'Velayutham' and tamil remake of hindi blockbuster '3 idiots' which is being directed by Shankar. Once when these projects get over, the trio may announce their project.

They both shared the screen in 'Rajavin Parvailae' during the early stages of their carrier. If the duo gets together again this will be the biggest multistarrer film in Tamil film industry after Superstar Rajini and Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan. Lets wait and hope for the best from both the T's.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Superstar Rajinikanth awarded the NDTV 'Entertainer of the Decade'

Superstar Rajinikanth was awarded the NDTV `Entertainer of the Decade` award at a function held in New Delhi yesterday on February 15. The Super Star accepted the award from the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The award function was a memorable life time moment for all the people who were on the stage with the super star and they just could not hide their feelings.

Ajay Devgan said Rajini is not an Indian star but a truly global star for the phenomenal admiration he receives. Vidya Balan touched the feet of Rajini and said her mom sitting there could not believe she is on stage with Rajini Sir.

Trisha wanted to know how is it possible to be so humble even after reaching such heights. She also said it was one of her proudest moments.

Katrina Kaif said it was great honour to share the dais with a person like Rajinikanth. She said that she has heard a lot about the greatness of the super star from her mom who has worked out of Madurai.

In his acceptance speech Rajinikanth said he considers ‘Enthiran’ to be his best film so far. To a question from Prannoy Roy as to how does he manage to keep his foot firmly rooted to the ground even after achieving the world. The ever humble super star said that he is a tool in the hands of the God and whatever he does is directed by the God.

In short the event belonged to our superstar and everyone there accepted that there may be no star bigger than Rajinikanth in future.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

TCS follows IPL style auctions to hire, quote lowest to get job

IT major TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) plans to hire 37,000 professionals for its domestic and overseas markets through campus auctions in the next fiscal. But the auctions will not have TCS bidding for bright freshers, but the freshers bidding for dull jobs. Each round of bidding will see 50 freshers coming together, and whoever quotes the lowest salary demand will get a job contract from TCS.
“It is a mammoth effort to go all over the country and conduct complex processes to hire freshers who would anyways be kept on the benches. What is the use of conducting irrelevant GDs and PIs to hire future-benchers? Hence we have taken inspiration from the recently concluded IPL auctions and will be conducting auctions in many campuses of India to hire freshers,” confirmed the recruitment head of TCS.
A possible scenario of professional “franchises” gathered to bid for software jobs
The base prices of the freshers have been set as per their overall percentage or CGPA across the four years of education. Higher percentage commands a higher base price and then it’s a game of who goes the lowest for the “lucrative” offer.
“We expect tough competition in most of the engineering colleges since four years of hardship anyways squeezes out the self-esteem of most of the freshers. Hence we can expect the freshers to go head on against their classmates to see who can lower the bar the most,” said the TCS recruitment head.
The process has come in for acclaim from the other IT companies. The recruitment head of Infosys candidly admitted, “Freshers are like beasts of burden in the IT world. They do all the grunt work which is anyways defined by our processes. Hence this idea makes perfect sense since we can now get enthusiastic IT donkeys who will work their asses off at economical costs for us.”
The news has attracted mixed response from the freshers though. Many final year B.Tech students are already using linear programming methods to find the minimum amount they need to stay alive in various cities, while others have asked their parents if they could “contribute” a little.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Indian Premier League IPL 4 Auctions 2011 - Day 1

Indian Premier League(IPL) 4 Auctions 2011, kicked off this morning at Banglore, India. The two day event will put a total of 350 players in auction. Ten Franchises including the two newly added Kochi and Pune teams actively participated the mega event.

Gautam Gambhir was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a record price of $2.4 million.

Yusuf Pathan was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of $2.1 million.

Robin Uthappa was bought by Pune for a price of $2.1 million

Rohit Sharma was bought by Mumbai Indians for a price of $2 million.

Irfan Pathan was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a price of $1.9 million.

Yuvraj Singh was bought by Pune for a price of $1.8 million.

Saurabh Tiwary was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of $1.6 million.

Mahela Jayawardene was bought by Kochi for a price of $1.5 million.

David Hussey was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a price of $1.4 million

AB de Villiers was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of $1.1 million.

Cameron White was bought by Deccan Chargers for a price of $1.1 million.

Jacques Kallis was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of $1.1 million.

Ross Taylor was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a price of $1 million.

Johan Botha was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a price of $950,000.

Dinesh Karthik was bought by Punjab for a price of $900,000

Sreesanth was bought by Kochi for a price of $900,000

Adam Gilchrist was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a price of $900,000.

Zaheer Khan was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of $900,000.

Andrew Symonds was bought by Mumbai Indians for a price of $850,000

David Warner was bought by Delhi for a price of $750,000

Kumar Sangakkara was bought by Deccan Chargers for a price of $700,000.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of $650,000.

Kevin Pietersen was bought by Deccan Chargers for a price of $650,000.

Daniel Vettori was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of $550,000

Rahul Dravid was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a price of $500,000.

Graeme Smith was bought by Pune for a price of $500,000.

RP Singh was bought by Kochi for a price of $500,000.

Brendon McCullum was bought by Kochi for a price of $475,000.

Michael Hussey was bought by Chennai for a price of $425,000.

VVS Laxman was bought by Kochi for a price of $400,000.

Shikhar Dhawan was bought by Deccan Chargers for a price of $300,000.

JP Duminy was bought by Deccan Chargers for a price of $300,000

Parthiv Patel was bought by Kochi for a price of $290,000

Naman Ojha was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a price of $270,000

Wriddhiman Saha was bought by Chennai for a price of $100,000


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