Sunday, August 31, 2008


Let's face it; we all don't make millions of dollars a year, and the odds are that most of us won't receive a large windfall inheritance either. However, that doesn't mean that we can't build sizeable wealth — it'll just take some time. If you're young, time is on your side and retiring a millionaire is achievable. Read on for some tips on how to increase your savings and work toward this goal.

Stop Senseless Spending

Unfortunately, people have a habit of spending their hard-earned cash on goods and services that they don't need. Even relatively small expenses, such as indulging in a gourmet coffee from a premium coffee shop every morning, can really add up — and decrease the amount of money you can save. Larger expenses on luxury items also prevent many people from putting money into savings each month.

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That said, it's important to realize that it's usually not just one item or one habit that must be cut out in order to accumulate sizable wealth (although it may be). Usually, in order to become wealthy one must adopt a disciplined lifestyle and budget. This means that people who are looking to build their nest eggs need to make sacrifices somewhere — this may mean eating out less frequently, using public transportation to get to work and/or cutting back on extra, unnecessary expenses.

This doesn't mean that you shouldn't go out and have fun, but you should try to do things in moderation — and set a budget if you hope to save money. Fortunately, particularly if you start saving young, saving up a sizeable nest egg only requires a few minor (and relatively painless) adjustments to your spending habits.

Fund Retirement Plans ASAP

When individuals earn money, their first responsibility is to pay current expenses such as the rent or mortgage expenses, food and other necessities. Once these expenses have been covered, the next step should be to fund a retirement plan or some other tax-advantaged vehicle.

Unfortunately, retirement planning is an afterthought for many young people. Here's why it shouldn't be: funding a 401(k) and/or a IRA early on in life means you can contribute less money overall and actually end up with significantly more in the end than someone who put in much more money but started later.

How much difference will funding a vehicle such as a Roth IRA early on in life make?

If you're 23 years old and deposit $3,000 per year (that's only $250 each month!) in a Roth IRA earning an 8% average annual return, you will have saved $985,749 by the time you are 65 years old due to the power of compounding. If you make a few extra contributions, it's clear that a $1 million goal is well within reach. Also keep in mind that this is mostly interest — your $3,000 contributions only add up to $126,000.

Now, suppose that you wait an additional 10 years to start contributing. You have a better job and you know you've lost some time, so you contribute $5,000 per year. You get the same 8% return and you aim to retire at 65. When you reach age 65, you will have saved $724,753. That's still a sizeable fund, but you had to contribute $160,000 just to get there — and it's nowhere near the $985,749 you could've had for paying much less.

Improve Tax Awareness

Sometimes, individuals think that doing their own taxes will save them money. In some cases, they might be right. However, in other cases it may actually end up costing them money because they fail to take advantage of the many deductions available to them.

Try to become more educated as far as what types of items are deductible. You should also understand when it makes sense to move away from the standard deduction and start itemizing your return.

However, if you're not willing or able to become very well educated filing your own income tax, it may actually pay to hire some help, particularly if you are self employed, own a business or have other circumstances that complicate your tax return.

Renting Versus Buying

At some point in our lives, many of us rent a home or an apartment because we cannot afford to purchase a home, or because we aren't sure where we want to live for the longer term. And that's fine. However, renting is often not a good long-term investment because buying a home is a good way to build equity.

Unless you intend to move in a short period of time, it generally makes sense to consider putting a down payment on a home. (At least you would likely build up some equity over time and the foundation for a nest egg.)

Buying Expensive Cars

There's nothing wrong with purchasing a luxury vehicle. However, individuals who spend an inordinate amount of their incomes on a vehicle are doing themselves a disservice — especially since this asset depreciates in value so rapidly.

How rapidly does a car depreciate?

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Obviously, this depends on the make, model, year and demand for the vehicle, but a general rule is that a new car loses 15-20% of its value per year. So, a two-year old car will be worth 80-85% of its purchase price; a three-year old car will be worth 80-85% of its two-year-old value.

In short, especially when you are young, consider buying something practical and dependable that has low monthly payments — or that you can pay for in cash. In the long run, this will mean you'll have more money to put toward your savings — an asset that will appreciate, rather than depreciate like your car.

Don't Sell Yourself Short

Some individuals are extremely loyal to their employers and will stay with them for years without seeing their incomes take a jump. This can be a mistake, as increasing your income is an excellent way to boost your rate of saving.

Always keep your eye out for other opportunities and try not to sell yourself short. Work hard and find an employer who will compensate you for your work ethic, skills and experience.

Bottom Line

You don't have to win the lottery to see seven figures in your bank account. For most people, the only way to achieve this is to save it. You don't have to live like a pauper to build an adequate nest egg and retire comfortably. If you start early, spend wisely and save diligently, your million-dollar dreams are well within reach.

The History of Labor Day

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Thanksgiving Day History and Deals

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.
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Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada .In Grenada there is a national holiday of Thanksgiving Day on 25 October.

2008 date November 27, 2008 (U.S.) October 13, 2008 (Canada)
2009 date November 26, 2009 (U.S.) October 12, 2009 (Canada)

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.


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A few weeks ago we had a huge discussion about WaMu’s secret in-branch rates.
Now, Washington Mutual has quietly rolled out a killer 5.00% APY interest rate on their 12-month and 13-month CD accounts.
Although I strongly believe that this rate hike is a sign of desperation (have you seen their stock lately?) from WaMu, this yield is so awesome that it’s not going to stop me from opening an account. Just be sure to stay within FDIC insurance limits!
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2008 Celebration Los Angeles / Orange County

Ganesh Chaturthi
Where :Mandir 16540 Aston St Irvine, CA 92606
year 2010-
Septemeber 11,2010 Ganapati Puja
September 11th to 21st
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Chiranjeevi launches 'Praja Rajyam '

Chiranjeevi launches 'Praja Rajyam '

Tirupati (PTI): In true cinematic style, Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi launched his party 'Praja Rajyam' before a mammoth crowd of his fans and supporters pledging to work for social justice as its main agenda and to root out corruption.
He made the much-awaited announcement in this temple town in filmy style after a long speech and a short dialogue session with the assembled gathering. Soon after he announced the name a short song and sequence came on the giant screen behind him on the dais which the few lakh audience lapped it up enormously.
The 53-year-old matinee idol and son of a police constable outlined his party's vision in various sectors and also unveiled the party flag -- green and white with the sun in the middle - amidst rapturous applause from the huge gathering.
In his more than hour-long speech, the megastar, however, skirted thorny issues like Telangana statehood demand, naxalism and categorisation of Scheduled Castes, saying a "collective decision" would be taken on these matters after "scientific evaluation".
"On these sensitive issues, I cannot take an immediate decision. We will take inputs from intellectuals and come to a collective decision", Chiranjeevi told the gathering at the sprawling 120-acre Avilala Tank.
Chiranjeevi, a Padma Bhushan awardee, has acted in 148 films. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam had inspired him to take a plunge into politics and vowed to bring about positive change in politics.
Earlier, excited over their matinee idol's political debut, Chiranjeevi's fans went out of control at the site of the public meeting leading police to lathicharge on them. Thousands of Chiranjeevi fans, who poured in from all over Andhra Pradesh to listen to their star revealing the name and agenda of his party, swamped into the chamber which was alloted for physically challenged people. Chiranjeevi said his party would work for the empowerment of poor and weaker sections of the society. Touching upon a string of socio-economic issues, he said Praja Rajyam would accord top priority for agricultural development and welfare of farmers, primary health, education, labour welfare, opportunities for youth and women. The actor, who was the sole speaker at the more than two-hour-long meeting, also promised to come up with a clear-cut policy on regulation of liquor trade. "Fighting corruption, particularly the political corruption, will be one of our main agenda," Chiranjeevi said. "Change and Social Justice" appeared to be the mantra of mega star as he unveiled his political vision before the gathering. "Today, we are sounding the bugle for a major battle against the social ills. There are no leaders in the battle but only servants. I am your servant. We will win this battle. No one can stop us," Chiranjeevi said with a dramatic flourish.
On the raging demand for separate Telangana state, Chiranjeevi appeared to tread a cautious path. Attributing the backwardness in Telangana region to the failure of the successive governments, he said, "if the division becomes inevitable, we will co-operate and assist the process. Let us respect the sentiments of the region which has suffered neglect in all sectors."
Chiranjeevi, who hails from the backward 'Kapu' community, said his party would also work for "additional reservations" for the economically backward among the forward castes. Invoking Kalam's pet concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), he said Praja Rajyam would strive for realising the dream of "Gram Swaraj." Referring to the controversy over Special Economic Zones, he said his party would oppose acquisition of farm lands for SEZs.
"While we are for industrialisation, we will not allow fertile lands to be taken over in the name of development. We will also oppose selling away of government lands," Chiranjeevi said.

Fall Equinox

In the language of science, an equinox is either of two points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect. For the rest of us, it's one of two times a year when the sun crosses the equator, and the day and night are of approximately equal length.

At the autumnal equinox (Sept. 22, 2008, 15:40), the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, from north to south; this marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

List of Holidays For Year 2008

Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day (Orthodox)
Jan 10 Muharram/New Year (Islamic)
Jan 14 Orthodox New Year (Orthodox)
Jan 18 Lee Jackson Day (VA)
Jan 19 Confederate Heroes Day (TX)
Jan 21 New Hampshire Civil Rights Day (NH)
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day
Jan 21 Idaho Human Rights Day (ID)
Jan 22 Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) (Jewish)
Jan 29 Kansas Day (KS)
Feb 1 National Freedom Day
Feb 5 Carnival/Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
Feb 6 Ash Wednesday (Christian)
Feb 12 Lincoln's Birthday (CT, CA, IL)
Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Feb 18 Presidents' Day
Feb 18 Daisy Gatson Bates Day (AR)
Mar 9 Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 16 Palm Sunday (Christian)
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
Mar 20 Vernal equinox
Mar 20 Prophet's Birthday (Islamic)
Mar 20 Maundy Thursday (Christian)
Mar 21 Purim (Jewish)
Mar 21 Good Friday (Christian)
Mar 22 Holy Saturday (Christian)
Mar 23 Easter Sunday (Christian)
Mar 24 Easter Monday (Christian)
Mar 25 Maryland Day (MD)
Apr 2 Pascua Florida Day (FL)
Apr 4 United Nations' Mine Awareness Day
Apr 7 United Nations' World Health Day
Apr 15 Father Damien Day (HI)
Apr 15 Tax Day
Apr 16 Emancipation Day (DC)
Apr 20 First day of Passover (Jewish)
Apr 21 San Jacinto Day (TX)
Apr 21 Patriot's Day (ME, MA)
Apr 22 Oklahoma Day (OK)
Apr 22 Earth Day
Apr 23 World Book and Copyright Day
Apr 23 Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 25 Arbor Day (NE)
Apr 27 Last day of Passover (Jewish)
Apr 27 Orthodox Easter (Orthodox)
Apr 28 Confederate Memorial Day (GA, MS, AL, FL)
May 1 Ascension Day (Christian)
May 1 Law Day
May 1 Loyalty Day
May 1 National Day of Prayer
May 2 Yom HaShoah (Jewish)
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
May 4 Rhode Island Independence Day (RI)
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Truman Day (MO)
May 8 Yom HaAtzmaut (Jewish)
May 9 'Confederate Memorial Day' observed (SC)
May 10 Confederate Memorial Day (SC)
May 10 Confederate Memorial Day (NC)
May 11 Pentecost (Christian)
May 11 Mother's Day
May 12 Whit Monday (Christian)
May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 16 National Defense Transportation Day
May 17 World Information Society Day
May 18 Trinity Sunday (Christian)
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22 National Maritime Day
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22 Corpus Christi (Christian)
May 23 Lag B'Omer (Jewish)
May 25 African Liberation Day
May 26 Memorial Day
Jun 1 Statehood Day (KY, TN)
Jun 3 Jefferson Davis Birthday (AL, FL)
Jun 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Jun 5 World Environment Day
Jun 9 Shavuot (Jewish)
Jun 11 Kamehameha Day (HI)
Jun 14 Flag Day
Jun 15 Father's Day
Jun 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Jun 17 Bunker Hill Day (MA)
Jun 19 Juneteenth (MA, MI, AK, MO, CA, NJ, CT, NM, DC, NY, ID, NC, IA, OK, KY, OR, AR, TX, DE, TN, IL, VA, WY, WA, FL, CO, LA)
Jun 20 World Refugee Day
Jun 20 June Solstice
Jun 20 West Virginia Day (WV)
Jun 23 Public Service Day
Jun 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Jun 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 5 International Day of Cooperatives
Jul 11 World Population Day
Jul 24 Pioneer Day (UT)
Jul 27 Parents' Day
Jul 31 Isra and Mi'raj (Islamic)
Aug 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Aug 10 Tisha B'Av (Jewish)
Aug 11 Victory Day (RI)
Aug 12 International Youth Day
Aug 15 'Bennington Battle Day' observed
Aug 15 Statehood Day in Hawaii (HI)
Aug 16 Bennington Battle Day
Aug 19 National Aviation Day
Aug 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Aug 27 Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (TX)
Sep 1 Labor Day
Sep 2 Ramadan begins (Islamic)
Sep 11 Patriot Day
Sep 22 Autumnal equinox
Sep 27 Laylat al-Qadr (Islamic)
Sep 30 Rosh Hashana (Jewish)
Oct 2 Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)
Oct 9 Leif Erikson Day
Oct 9 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Oct 13 Columbus Day
Oct 14 First day of Sukkot (Jewish)
Oct 20 Last day of Sukkot (Jewish)
Oct 21 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Jewish)
Oct 31 Halloween
Nov 1 All Saints
Nov 2 Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 4 Election Day
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 28 Black Friday
Nov 30 First Sunday Advent (Christian)
Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 9 Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)
Dec 21 December Solstice
Dec 22 First day of Chanukah (Jewish)
Dec 25 Christmas Day (Christian)
Dec 26 Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)
Dec 29 Muharram/New Year (Islamic)
Dec 29 Last day of Chanukah (Jewish)
Dec 31 New Year's Eve

Cyber Monday History and Deals

The term Cyber Monday refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season in the United States between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas."Cyber Monday" symbolizes a busy day for online retailers.

Also known as "Black Monday".

The term "Cyber Monday" is a neologism invented by, part of the U.S. trade association National Retail Federation.It was first used within the ecommerce community during the 2005 holiday season.The term was coined based on research showing that 77% of online retailers reported a significant increase in sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2004.

Black Friday shopping History and Deals

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, many Santa parades, Thanksgiving day parades were sponsored by department stores. These include the Toronto Santa Claus Parade sponsored by Eaton's and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sponsored by Macy's. Department stores would use the parades to launch a big advertising push. Eventually it just became an unwritten rule that no store would try doing Christmas advertising before the parade was over. Therefore, the day after Thanksgiving became the day when the shopping season officially started.

Many merchants objected to the use of a negative term to refer to one of the most important shopping days in the year. By the early 1980s, an alternative theory began to be circulated: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season, beginning on the day after Thanksgiving. When this would be recorded in the financial records, once-common accounting practices would use red ink to show negative amounts and black ink to show positive amounts. Black Friday, under this theory, is the beginning of the period where retailers would no longer have losses (the red) and instead take in the year's profits (the black).

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi Profile

Background information
Birth name Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi
Born December 9, 1970 (1970-12-09) (age 37)

Origin New England
Genre(s) Pop-rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer and singer

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American songwriter, record producer, and singer who has contributed to a long list of internationally successful popular songs. She writes music of the light pop-rock genre. She will be a judge on the eighth season of American Idol.
She is a multi-Grammy nominated songwriter, having written or co-written many international hit songs from 1999 to today (see discography below).
Kara DioGuardi's songs have been recorded by artists including Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Hilary Duff, Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne, Hannah Montana, The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Santana, Ashlee Simpson, Jewel, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, and many others. DioGuardi has also had much success with major Latin music artists including RBD, Laura Pausini, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Thalía, Ricky Martin, and Carlos Santana. DioGuardi can also be heard performing backup vocals on some of these recordings.
As Senior VP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, DioGuardi has recently signed artists Jason Reeves, Laze & Royal, Atozzio, and David Hodges to the label.
DioGuardi's forthcoming releases and collaborations include cuts from artists David Cook, Britney Spears, Esmee Denters, Pink, Martina McBride, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Demi Lovato, Diego, Menudo, Tom Jones, Amie Miriello, The Pussycat Dolls, Nick Lachey, Daniel Powter, Crosby Loggins, Tyler Hilton, Halestorm, Jesse Lee, and the Clique Girlz. She also has songs featured in the movies Camp Rock, The Cheetah Girls 3, and Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tropical Storm GUSTAV

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Syed Ahmad Shah Faraz / Ahmed Faraz - Famous Urdu Poet

Ahmed Faraz was born in Nowshera (Pakistan) on January 14, 1931. One of the leading contemporary poets, Ahmed Faraz has a simple style of writing with which the common man can identify with. Ethnically a Pathan, Ahmed Faraz studied Persian and Urdu at the Peshawar University.

Outspoken about politics, he went into self-imposed exile during the Zia-ul-Haq regime after he was arrested for reciting certain poems at a mushaira. He stayed for three years in Britain, Canada and Europe before returning to Pakistan where he remained chairperson of the Islamabad-based Pakistan Book Foundation for several years. Maintaining a tradition established by his mentor, the revolutionary Faiz, he wrote some of his best poetry during those days in exile.

Ghazals & Nazms of Ahmed Faraz

kaThin hai raahguzar thoRii duur saath chalo
har ko'ii dil kii hathelii pe hai sehraa rakhe
silsile toR gayaa vo sabhii jaate jaate
ab ke tajdiid-e-vafaa kaa nahiiN imkaaN jaanaaN
usne sukuut-e-shab meN bhii apnaa payaam rakh diyaa
sunaa hai log use aaNkh bhar ke dekhte haiN
phir usii raahguzar par shaayad
terii baateN hii sunaane aaye
ab ke ham bichhRe to shaayad kabhii KhvaaboN meN mileN
ranjish hii sahii dil hii dukhaane ke liye aa
jo bhii dukh yaad na tha yaad aayaa
dil bahaltaa hai kahaaN anjum-o-maahtaab se bhii
maiN ke phir dasht-e-rafaaqat kaa safar kar aayaa
terii yaadoN kaa vo aalaam nahiiN hai
dil giraftaa hii sahii bazm sajaa lii jaaye
abr-e-bahaar ab ke bhii barsaa pare pare
ham to yuN Khush the ke ek taar gariibaan meN hai
kyaa aise kam-suKhan se ko'ii guftaguu kare
tujhse bicchaR ke ham bhi muqaddar ke ho gaye

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Kindle e-book readers From Amazon

Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

Three years ago, we set out to design and build an entirely new class of device—a convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. The result is Amazon Kindle.

We designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle’s screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper—and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both "lefties" and "righties" can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time.

We wanted Kindle to be completely mobile and simple to use for everyone, so we made it wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G network as advanced cell phones, we deliver your content using our own wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you’ll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills—we take care of the hassles so you can just read.

With Whispernet, you can be anywhere, think of a book, and get it in one minute. Similarly, your content automatically comes to you, wherever you are. Newspaper subscriptions are delivered wirelessly each morning. Most magazines arrive before they hit newsstands. Haven’t read the book for tomorrow night’s book club? Get it in a minute. Finished your book in the airport? Download the sequel while you board the plane. Whether you’re in the mood for something serious or hilarious, lighthearted or studious, Kindle delivers your spontaneous reading choices on demand.

And because we know you can't judge a book by its cover, Kindle lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. This way, you can try it out—if you like it, simply buy and download with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue reading. Want to try a newspaper as well? All newspaper subscriptions start with a risk-free two-week trial.

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Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys, Jacobson & Han LLP, Offer Payment Plans & Special Discount on Immigration Legal Fees During A Recession-Like Economy

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Top 10 Internet Home Business Ideas You Can Start and Run in Your Underwear

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8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, 90620
Phone: +1 714 220 5200
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Universal Studios Hollywood ( LA ) Phone No and Address

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 864-8377

Address and Directions to Universal Studios Hollywood (Near to Los Angeles)

Address and Directions to Universal Studios Hollywood (Near to Los Angeles)
Address:100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608.
Universal City is located just north of downtown Los Angeles.
Directions to Universal Studios Hollywood:
From Anaheim:Take the 5 Golden State Freeway North. Exit to the 101 Hollywood Freeway North. Continue on the 101 Freeway and exit at Universal Studios Blvd. Turn right on to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow the signs to Universal Studios and our parking areas.
From The Los Angeles International Airport:Follow signs from the terminal to the 105 Freeway. Take the 105 Freeway East to the 110 Harbor Freeway North. After passing through the downtown area, get on the 101 Hollywood Freeway North. Follow the 101 Freeway to the Universal Studios Blvd. exit. Turn right on to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow the signs to Universal Studios and our parking areas.
From Hollywood:Take the 101 Hollywood Freeway North to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow signs to Universal Studios Hollywood.
From Santa Monica:Take the 10 Santa Monica Freeway East to the 405 Freeway North. Exit to the 101 Ventura Freeway East/South. (Signs to Los Angeles.) Continue on the 101 Freeway and exit on Lankershim Blvd. Turn right. Continue right under the freeway overpass. Universal Studios will be on your right side.

Universal Studios - Black-Out dates are for Regular Annual Passes

Black-Out dates are for Regular Annual Passes and "2008 Passes"


The film stars Zain Khan, Sarika, Jackie Shroff, Swini Khara, Sourabh Shukla and Vijay Raaz, and will be narrated by two animated characters, ‘Hari Puttar’ and Funtoon.
Movie by Mirchi Movies and Britannia Treat

Director Lucky Kohli & Rajesh Bajaj’s HARI PUTTAR.
Hari Puttar and the half-baked lawsuit?

Warner Bros are sueing an Indian studio for breach for intellectual property laws.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Xie xieChina - Beijing Olympic 2008 Closing Ceremony

Miley Cyrus to Hold Sweet 16 Fundraiser Birthday Bash at Disneyland - Miley Cyrus to Hold Sweet 16 Fundraiser Birthday Bash at Disneyland - Celebrity Gossip Entertainment News Arts And Entertainment

Teen sensation Miley Cyrus will celebrate turning sweet 16 with a huge party at Disneyland.
The Hannah Montana star will shut down the Californian themepark for the day on Oct. 5 and is inviting fans to join her by paying $232 to raise money for charity.
Miley, who will also belt out some songs, told "Entertainment Tonight:" “I love roller coasters so this is my ultimate birthday.”
She said the party will be “totally awesome."
The ’Miley’s Sweet 16 — Share the Celebration’ bash will benefit ’Youth Service America’, which helps improve the lives of young Americans aged five to 25.
Explaining the decision to turn her celebrations into a fund-raiser, Miley said: "There's only one world and we got to take care of it."

Saturday, August 23, 2008

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Cricket Marshall shoots 12 sixes to set new world record

West Indies' Xavier Marshall has become the first batsman in cricket history to hit a dozen sixes in a one-day match as he blasted 12 sixes enroute to his unbeaten 157 against Canada here.
The Caribbean batsman's incredible feat destroyed a 12-year-old record as he eclipsed Sanath Jayasuriya's record of 11 sixes set in 1996.

22-year-old Marshall also plundered 11 fours and clubbed with Leon Johnson and Brendan Nash in 128-run and 111-run partnerships to guide West Indies to set an imposing target of 303 in 50 overs.

Get Ready to head Back to School / College

Get Ready to head Back to School / College
Get Ready to head Back to School!
As fall approaches, students of all ages are getting ready to head back to school.  From kindergarten to college, pupils to parents, preparation for the new school year is under way.  Amazon is the one-stop shop for everything imaginable--new and used textbooks, small appliances, clothes and shoes, lunchboxes and snacks.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Meaning of Marmaluke

 An idiot with no common sense.

Tum Se Hi - Jab We Met

Song of the day - 08/22/2008

Na hai yeh pana
Na Khona hi hai
Tera Na hona jane
Kyun hona hi hai

Tum se hi din hota hai
Surmaiye shaam aati
Tumse hi tumse hi

Har ghadi saans aati hai
Zindagi kehlati hai
Tumse hi tumse hi

Na hai yeh pana
Na Khona hi hai
Tera Na hona jane
Kyun hona hi hai

Aankhon mein ankhne teri
Bahoon mein baahein teri
Mera na mujhe mein kuch raha hua kya
Baaton mein baatein teri
Raatein saugatein teri
Kyun tera sab yeh ho gaya
hua kya
Mein kahin bhi jata hoon
Tumse hi mil jata hoon
Tumse hi tumse hi

Shoor mein khamoshi hai
Thodi se Behoshi hai
Tum se hi tum se hi

Aadha sa wada kabhi
Aadhe se jayada kabhi
Jee chahe karlu is trah wafa ka
Chode na chote kabhi
Tode na tute kabhi
Jo dhaga tumse jud gaya wafa ka

Mein Tera sharmaya hoon
Jo mein ban paya hoon
Tumse hi tumse hi
Raste miljate hai
Manzile miljati hai
Tumse hi tumse hi

Na hai yeh pana
Na Khona hi hai
Tera Na hona jane
Kyun hona hi hai


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Vijender loses in semis; settles for bronze

Boxer Vijender Singh could not convert India's third Olympic medal from bronze into silver or gold by losing his middleweight (75kg) bout here on Friday.( Watch )

Vijender lost 5-8 to Cuban Emilio Correa Bayeaux in a closely contested semi-final at the Workers Gymnasium, but his will be the first-ever boxing medal for India.

Both the losing semi-finalists are awarded bronze.

Emilio, a two-time Pan-American Champion, was clearly the better boxer on view with his quick footwork and reach. To Vijender's credit, he fought gallantly to carry the bout right into the fourth round, though the portents were clear that the Cuban had the edge by the end of the third round.

Vijender, who conceded a 0-2 lead in the first round, fought back brilliantly in the second round to reduce the margin to 3-4. But Emilio came back strongly in the third round and scored three points to take a big lead of 7-3.

In the fourth and last round, Vijender tried his best, but the Cuban made sure he stayed in the lead with his passive movements. A warning to the Cuban fetched the Indian two more points, but Vijender could not really launch himself and went down 5-8.

Vijender's bronze is the third medal in what turned out to be the best Olympics for India. Last week shooter Abhinav Bindra gave the country its first ever individual gold while wrestler Sushil Kumar won the bronze Wednesday.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crush with Lyrics by David Archuleta

Crush with Lyrics by David Archuleta

I hang up the phone tonight
Something happened for the first time
Deep inside
It was a rush, what a rush
Cause the possibility
that you would ever feel the same way
About me
It's just too much, just too much

Why do I keep running from the truth
All I ever think about is you
You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized
And I just got to know

Do you ever think
When you're all alone
All that we can be
Where this thing can go
Am I crazy or falling in love
Is it really just another crush
Do you catch a breath
When I look at you
Are you holding back
Like the way I do
Cause I'm tryin, tryin to walk away
But I know this crush aint goin away, goin away

Has it ever cross you mind
When were hangin, spending time girl,
Are we just friends
Is there more, is there more
See it's a chance we've gotta take
Cause I believe that we can make this into
Something that will last, last forever, forever

Do you ever think
When you're all alone
All that we can be
Where this thing can go
Am I crazy or falling in love
Is it really just another crush
Do you catch a breath
When I look at you
Are you holding back
Like the way I do
Cause I'm tryin, tryin to walk away
But I know this crush aint goin away, goin away

Why do I keep running from the truth
All I ever think about is you
You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized
And I just got to know

Do you ever think
When you're all alone
All that we can be
Where this thing can go
Am I crazy or falling in love
Is it really just another crush
Do you catch a breath
When I look at you
Are you holding back
Like the way I do
Cause I'm tryin, tryin to walk away
But I know this crush aint goin away, goin away

The House Bunny Movie

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2008
MPAA Rating:PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language.
Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing

Starring: Anna Faris, Katharine McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings Directed by: Fred Wolf Produced by: Anna Faris, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith

Detroit Labor Day Parade

Detroit Labor Day Parade
Detroit, aka "Motor City" -- where the automobile unions were born-- has a major Labor Day Parade that's one of the biggest in Michigan. The free three-day Detroit Jazz Fest is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, too.

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New York: Labor Day Parade - Labor Day 2008

New York: Labor Day Parade
The first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882, and there's still one today: trade union members, high school bands, politicians, police and fire departments, and more. Location is usually in Manhattan, on 5th Ave. NOTE: there was no Labour Day Parade in NYC in 2007, but the 2008 Parade is on.)

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Labour day Weekends at Pasadena - Levitt Concert Series

Levitt Concert Series
Final week of the outdoor concert series at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena. Each night is a different style of music.
When: Wednesday through Sunday Evenings through Labor Day Weekend.
Where: Levitt Pavilion: Memorial Park Band Shell, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, 91103 at Raymond Ave.
Cost: Free
Info:, (626) 683-3230
Note: Bring a blanket or low chair and a picnic.

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Orange International Street Fair at Orange County Labor Day Weekend

Orange International Street Fair
Four city streets are blocked off around the traffic circle in old town Orange. A craft fair is arranged around the circle and street segments are converted into streets of the world with appropriate food and entertainment. Nine stages include an Irish Stage with some of the best local Irish bands, a Greek Stage, German Stage, Mexican Stage, Polynesian Stage, English Stage and All American Stage as well as a Children's Stage and activities.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Fri-Sun, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am - 10 pm
Where: Plaza Square, Chapman and Glassel in the City of Orange, 92855
Cost: Free
Parking: Some street parking. Lots are available for a fee. Everyone in the neighborhood rents out parking spaces for the festival, so look around for the lowest rates.

Note: This is a very family friendly festival during the day, but it gets very crowded in the evening and a lot of people who have been drinking all day are sloppy drunk and obnoxious by dusk.

Find Labor Day 2008 Getaways and Special Events

Labor Day Weekend 2008 - special events: "Labor Day Weekend 2008"
Find Labor Day Getaways and Special Events

Since 1884, the first Monday in September has been a holiday in the US, as a tribute to workers; Canada has the same, (though it's spelled "Labour Day.") Many other countries have International Workers Day -- May Day-- instead, commemorating past struggles for workers' rights.

To most people in North America, however, Labor Day is above all the last-blast of summer fun, and --for many schoolkids-- the last day of freedom before Back to School. And even though many school districts now start classes in August, Labor Day long weekend is still a five-star farewell to summer time.

Below you'll find getaway packages and special events for Labor Day 2008, which falls on Monday Sept. 1st.

(Note: some sites may not have updated for 2008 yet.)

Labor Day 2008

New York: Labor Day Parade
The first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882, and there's still one today: trade union members, high school bands, politicians, police and fire departments, and more. Location is usually in Manhattan, on 5th Ave. NOTE: there was no Labour Day Parade in NYC in 2007, but the 2008 Parade is on.)

West Indian American Day Carnival Parade (Brooklyn Carnival)
This extravaganza has Caribbean costumes, music, and food, up to 2 million spectators, dozens of bands; it's a multi-day event with a parade on Labor Day. (2007 info.)
Labor Day Concert in Washington DC:
This annual concert by the National Symphony Orchestra is performed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, and is free.
Other Labor Day Events in DC
Kensington Labor Day Parade has a day of family entertainment, as does Greenbelt Labor Day Festival; Renaissance Festival, free Blues Festival, concerts, and lots more.
Detroit Labor Day Parade
Detroit, aka "Motor City" -- where the automobile unions were born-- has a major Labor Day Parade that's one of the biggest in Michigan. The free three-day Detroit Jazz Fest is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, too.

Irvington, VA: Irvington Stomp
An event with a small-town feel, this "grape stomp" harvest festival celebrates wine-making in Irvington, VA, 1-½ hours east of Richmond; those close to Chesapeake Bay can arrive by boat. Grape Stomping Competitions, music, hayrides, corn maze, and more.
Labor Day 2008 in the Southeastern US
Many weekend events and festivals in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, NC, SC, and Virginia. Also: ten fun resort hotels for Labor Day Weekend.
Orlando: Tom Joyner Family Reunion
This big bash at Walt Disney World happens on Labor Day Weekend, with special entertainment plus theme park fun. Find out more at link above. (If page isn't updated, try a search for "Joyner" at Disney World.)
Labor Day Events in Texas
About's Guide for Texas highlights Westfest, Batfest, and more.
Multiple Cities - at GoCityKids
GoCityKids is an excellent resource for kid-friendly happening in many major US cities, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC. A top feature is a detailed calendar: check your city of choice to see what's up for Labor Day.

Labor Day Weekend - Events in Greater LA
Street Fairs, Long Beach Greek Festival, "Fiesta Hermosa" arts and crafts festival with kiddie carnival, and more.
Copper Country Festival, CO
Copper Mountain (a ski resort in winter) has a big bash on Labor Day Weekend, with big-name bands, street party, and "Copper Corral" for kids with free pony rides, face painting, etc.
Labor Day Specials at Family Resorts
Many family resorts have special end-of-summer bashes on Labor Day Weekend; below are a few samples.

Maine: Pointe Sebago Labor Day Weekend Package
This family resort on Lake Sebago in southern Maine has 775 acres and a Labor Day package that includes buffet meals (lobster, at one), boat cruise, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, daily supervised activities for all ages, entertainment, special rates for golf, special family and kids' activities.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nishita Shah - The next billionaires

Net Worth $375 million
Age 28
Marital Status Single
Even younger is the glamorous Nishita Shah. She's just 28 but is one of the richest people in Thailand because of her stake in her family's sprawling business empire. Last month we estimated her net worth at $375 million. When the stunning heiress is not poring over financial reports or gracing the pages of Thai magazines, she's planning her upcoming fashion line.

List's youngest member is biggest shareholder and director in dry-bulk shipper Precious Shipping, founded by father Kirit. A licensed pilot, Nishita also has a clothing company called Burn Baby and is launching her own fashion label-Nsha-on three continents at the end of the year. Her favorite color is hot pink.

Henry Cejudo - Olympic Wrestling Champ - Gold Medal

Olympic Wrestling Champ Henry Cejudo Embodies The American Dream
The long, low-slung wrestling room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is not a welcoming space. There are no windows or air conditioning. Sweat streaks not only the mats but also the padding on the walls. During a typical two-hour practice session for the men's freestyle team, when the activity of roughly 30 wrestlers pushes the temperature well over 80°, the atmosphere gets downright ripe. The only sounds, besides the commands of coaches, are the grunts of combatants, the thuds of falling bodies and the occasional yelps of pain. It is a room in which the weak don't stand a chance.
In a far corner Henry Cejudo is hard at work. The reigning national champion at 121 pounds (he won his second straight title in Las Vegas in April) and a resident athlete at the OTC since the fall of 2004, he has thrived in an environment that has broken wrestlers with sparkling résumés from some of the best college programs in the country. He punctuates every grueling practice by lifting weights or running a quick three or four miles around nearby Memorial Park afterward. Cejudo, who was born in Los Angeles to then illegal immigrants from Mexico City who met in the U.S., is the toughest wrestler in the room. He's also, by his sport's standards, just a boy -- a few months past his 20th ­birthday -- and the youngest member of the U.S. national team. Last year he lost in the finals of the world team trials to 36-year-old world bronze medalist Sammie Henson, who ­remains his top rival for a spot on the 2008 Olympic squad.
Cejudo (pronounced say-HOO-doh) is a prodigy of the sort rarely found in the U.S. freestyle program, which typically ­doesn't get its hands on wrestlers until they've completed their college careers. He burst onto the international scene in November 2005 while still a senior in high school, winning the New York Athletic Club Holiday International after defeating '04 NCAA champion Jason Powell of Nebraska in the quarterfinals and dominating junior world champion Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the semis. Five months later Cejudo became the first high schooler to win a senior national championship since USA Wrestling became the sport's governing body in 1983. "He is the future of wrestling," says U.S. freestyle head coach Kevin Jackson. "He's going to win a lot of world and Olympic titles for us and for himself. We expect him to wrestle until 2012 or 2016 and dominate the world."
That would be fine with Cejudo, who will be the No. 1 seed in his weight class this weekend at the world team trials in Las Vegas. Henson has missed time with a knee injury, leaving a hole in the weight division that only Cejudo seems ready to fill. At 5' 4", he is a compact mass of muscle and focused aggression. Since he began wrestling in junior high, he has thought of little else but winning world and Olympic championships. Indeed, he is obsessed with those goals, driven by a desire to prove himself to the world, as well as to a father he never really knew.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins 200 meters

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins 200 meters
 Usain Bolt of Jamaica broke the world record by winning the 200 meters in 19.30 seconds Wednesday night

Sushil Kumar Profile - Thanks for Bronze Medal

he won the bronze medal in the freestyle 66kg category at the Beijing Olympics.
Date of Birth: May 26 1983
Height(cm/ft in): 163cm / 5′4″
Gender: Male
Weight(kg/lbs): 66 kg / 145 lbs
Place of Birth: Delhi (India)
Residence: New Delhi (India)
Sport: Wrestling
Event(s): Men's Freestyle 66 kg

Vijender Kumar creates history; India assured of another medal

Beijing, Aug 20: Pugilist Vijender Kumar created history on Wednesday after he became India's third medal winner at the Beijing Olympics. Vijender defeated Carlos Gongora of Ecaudor, assuring him an entry into the semi-finals as well as at least a bronze medal. Wrestler Sushil Kumar had won a bronze in the freestyle event earlier in the day.

Vijender, competing in the 75 kg middleweight category, dominated the entire bout, eventually winning 9-4. The win has ensured that India will come back from Beijing with its biggest ever Olympic medal haul. This is India's first ever Olympic medal in boxing.

Vijender had earlier stormed into the quarter-finals of the 75 kg middleweight Boxing event on Saturday after he outclassed Thailand's Champuphuang Angkhan 13-3 in a one sided match.

Vijender thoroughly dominated his bout to tame Angkhan Chomphuphuang of Thailand 13-3 to sail into the quarterfinals of the 75kg category event.

Though the Thai managed to land a punch on Vijender in the second round, it was too little against the marauding Haryana lad did enough to stretch his lead to 6-1.

The third round saw the Indian dictating terms sending Angkhan scurrying for covers. The Thai's aggression was frustrated by fast movement of Vijender who swung away from his punches.

The Thai never looked like staging a comeback as Vijender ensured his superiority remains intact and in the end, it turned out to be a facile win for the Indian.

Making most of his height advantage and long reach to unnerve the Thai who looked confounded, Vijender unleashed mostly upper cuts and jabs and the rival had no clue as to what was going.

It was a sweet revenge for Vijender, who had lost to the Thai in the Asian Championship in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and had to be content with silver.

Sushil Kumar Profile - Wrestler - Won Bronze Medal

Sushil Kumar Profile - Wrestler - Won Bronze MedalWrestler Sushil Kumar gave India one more reason to won cheer when he won the bronze medal in the freestyle 66kg category at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday.
Sushil defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan 3-1 in the repechage match of the men's freestyle wrestling 66kg to win India's India's first wrestling medal since the 1952 Helsinki Games.

Date of Birth: May 26 1983
Height(cm/ft in): 163cm / 5′4″
Gender: Male
Weight(kg/lbs): 66 kg / 145 lbs
Place of Birth: Delhi (India)
Residence: New Delhi (India)
Sport: Wrestling
Event(s): Men's Freestyle 66 kg

Historical Results
Competition Highlights: Rank Event Year Venue
Olympic Games
14 Freestyle - 60kg 2004 Athens, GRE
World Championships
7 Freestyle - 66kg 2007 Baku, AZE
Asian Championships
2 Freestyle - 66kg 2007 Bishkek, KGZ
8 Freestyle - 66kg 2005 Wuhan, CHN

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Researcher says bigfoot just a rubber gorilla suit

Researcher says bigfoot just a rubber gorilla suit
ATLANTA - Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit. Two researchers on a quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot say that the carcass encased in a block of ice — handed over to them for an undisclosed sum by two men who claimed to have found it — was slowly thawed out, and discovered to be a rubber gorilla outfit. 
The revelation comes just days after a much ballyhooed news conference was held in California to proclaim that the remains of the creature found in the North Georgia mountains was the legendary man-ape.

Steve Kulls, executive director of and host of Squatchdetective Radio, says in a posting on a Web site run by Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi that as the "evidence" was thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax.

First, the hair sample was burned and "melted into a ball uncharacteristic of hair," Kulls said in the posting.

The thawing process was sped up and the exposed head was found to be "unusually hollow in one small section." An hour of thawing later and the feet were exposed — and they were found to be made of rubber.

Matt Whitton, an officer who has been on medical leave from the Clayton County Police Department, and Rick Dyer, a former Georgia corrections officer, announced the find in early July on YouTube videos and a Web site.

"Everyone who has talked down to us is going to eat their words," Whitton said at the time.

Phone calls to Whitton and Dyer went unreturned on Tuesday. But the voicemail recording for their Bigfoot Tip Line — which proclaims they search for leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster — has been updated and announcing they're also in search of "big cats and dinosaurs. If you see any of those, give us a call."

On Tuesday, Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said he has not spoken to Whitton but processed paperwork to fire him.

"Once he perpetrated a fraud, that goes into his credibility and integrity," Turner said. "He has violated the duty of a police officer."


Profile Rashid Ramzi - won gold in 1,500 meters


Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Height: 5’7” (1.72 m)
Age: 28 years
Gender: Male

Born in Morocco on July 17, 1980.
Moved to Bahrain to join the military.
Competed in the 1,500m in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and reached the semifinal round.

Rashid Ramzi won gold in Tuesday’s 1,500 meters in Beijing to give Bahrain its first ever Olympic medal.
The Morocco native crossed the line in 3 minutes, 32.94 seconds, while Kipruto Kiprop of Kenya took silver in 3:33.11 and Michigan-based Nicholas Willis of New Zealand got the bronze in 3:34.16.

Condom ringtone launched in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A cellphone ringtone that chants "condom, condom!" has been launched in India to promote safe sex and tackle the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The "condom a cappella" has been designed to break down Indians' reluctance to discuss condom use and to make wearing a condom more acceptable.
Organisers of the campaign, funded by the foundation set up by Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, hope the ringtone will become a craze among young Indians.
About 2.5 million people live with HIV in India, said the BBC World Service Trust, the charity behind the ringtone, which was released this month. It can be downloaded at

Shawn Johnson - Gymnastics - Profile

Shawn Johnson Profile

Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Weight: 90 lbs (41 kg)
Height: 4’9” (1.45 m)
Age: 16 years
Gender: Female

Johnson currently attends Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Intel building Rs 16K WiMax laptop - Hardware-News-Indiatimes - Infotech

Intel building Rs 16K WiMax laptop - Hardware-News-Indiatimes - Infotech
NEW DELHI: World's largest chip maker Intel is closely working with PC manufacturers like Dell, Acer and Asus to bring down the cost of WiMax-ready laptops to around 300 to 400 dollar (Rs 16,000-Rs 20,000). "Intel believes a WiMax-ready laptop could be available in the Indian market at around 300 to 400 dollars in a few months," Intel India's newly appointed Managing Director for WiMax division C S Rao told PTI.

Nokia's iPhone killer, N96

Nokia is all set to steal Apple's iPhone thunder. In a first global launch in India, the world's largest cell phone maker, Nokia has unveiled its 'killer product' N96.
Touted to be an iPhone killer, the high-end Nokia N96 has been launched two days before the official launch of Apple iPhone (August 22).
Nokia N96 is the successor of Nokia N95. The phone which was tipped to see its global launch in October will be available in the market from the first week of September.
Here's looking inside Nokia's iPhone rival.

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Achanta Sharath Kamal Profile

Achanta Sharath Kamal
born 12 July 1982
table tennis player from Tamilnadu, India

He won the men's singles gold in the 16th Commonwealth table tennis championship held at Kuala Lumpur in 2004. He also captained the Indian men's team that won the team title at the same championship by defeating favourites and nine-time champions England.

won the gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne,

Monday, August 18, 2008

Reba McEntire - Every Other Weekend

Reba McEntire - Every Other Weekend

God Tussi Great Ho

God Tussi Great Ho
Cast :Salman Khan,Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, Dilip Tahil, Sanjay Mishra, Bina Kak, Amitabh Bachchan

Movie - Mirrors Trailer

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Jason Flemyng, Julian Glover, Ezra Buzzington
Director: Alexandre Aja
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rating: R (For strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity.)
Release Date: August 15, 2008
Genre: Thriller

Sutherland will play an ex-cop who works security at a mall and discovers something awry in the mirrors of a department store. He tries to discover the origin of the evil and soon discovers that there are murderous reflections out for revenge. He traces the haunted occurrences back to a hospital and a schizophrenic patient's evil spirit trapped in a mirrored room.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (ABK)

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MITI - Micromet Inc. - Google Finance

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MITI - Micromet Inc. - Google Finance

MITI - Micromet Inc. - Google Finance

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Women Jamaica sweep 100 meter - made history - Fastest Women

Shelly-Ann Fraser won gold in the women's 100 meters - 10.78 seconds
Simpson and Stewart shared silver medal

U.S. Protests After Sweep of 100 Meters -

U.S. Protests After Sweep of 100 Meters -

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Wed at Their Beverly Hills Home - omg! news on Yahoo!

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Wed at Their Beverly Hills Home - omg! news on Yahoo!

41 years old Torres settles for silvers – barely - Olympics

Torres settles for silvers – barely - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports: "Torres settles for silvers – barely"

The 41-year-old Torres, a five-time Olympian and the oldest American swimmer ever, settled for two more silver medals on the final day of swimming at the Water Cube.

Shelly Ann Fraser - World's Fastest Women - Won Gold in 100 m

Fraser leads Jamaican sweep in women's 100 - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports

Shelly-Ann Fraser completed a gold-medal Jamaican sweep of the 100-meter dashes at the Olympics on Sunday, winning the women’s race in 10.78 seconds.

Nadal wins gold medal in Olympic tennis - 2008

Already assured of the No. 1 ranking, Nadal was No. 1 at the Olympics. He won a gold medal Sunday, overcoming two set points in the second set and holding every service game to beat Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Athens Olympic Results, 2004

full name: Michael Phelps
Baltimore Bullet, MP
born:June 30, 1985 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

parents: Fred and Debbie Phelps
physical attributes:
Height: 6 ft. 3in. (193 cm)

Weight: 165 (88 kg) Feet size: 14

Arm span: 200 cm
sport: Swimming
team / club: USA, North Baltimore AC
events: Freestyle, Butterfly and Individual Medley events

Athens Olympic Results, 2004
400m individual medley,4:08.26 WR,1st
4x100m freestyle relay,3:14:62,3rd
200m freestyle,1:45.32 AR,3rd
200m butterfly,1:54.04 OR,1st
4x200m freestyle relay,7:07.33,1st
200m individual medley,1:57.14 OR,1st
100m butterfly,0:51.25 OR,1st
4x100m medley relay,3:31:54 WR,1st

olymics gold Results, 2008

Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Men's 100m Butterfly Final
Men's 200m Medley Final
Men's 4 x 200m Free Final
Men's 200m Butterfly Final
Men's 200m Free Final
Men's 4 x 100m Free FinalMen's 400m Medley Final

Michael Phelps' Gold Medal List Olympics -2008

Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Men's 100m Butterfly Final
Men's 200m Medley Final
Men's 4 x 200m Free Final
Men's 200m Butterfly Final
Men's 200m Free Final
Men's 4 x 100m Free Final
Men's 400m Medley Final

Record Breakers
SwimmingMen's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final: United States (Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak) 3:29.34 (WR)
SwimmingMen's 100m Butterfly Final: United States (Michael Phelps) 50.58 (OR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Medley Final: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:54.23 (WR)
SwimmingMen's 4 x 200m Free Final: United States (Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens, Peter Vanderkaay) 6:58.56 (WR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Butterfly Final: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:52.03 (WR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Butterfly Semifinal - Heat 2: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:53.70 (OR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Butterfly Semifinal: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:53.70 (OR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Free Final: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:42.96 (WR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Butterfly - Heat 6: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:53.70 (OR)
SwimmingMen's 200m Butterfly Qualification: United States (Michael Phelps) 1:53.70 (OR)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps wins record 8th Olympic gold

CBC Olympics Michael Phelps wins record 8th Olympic gold: "Michael Phelps wins record 8th Olympic gold"

Michael Phelps has gone where no Olympian has gone before.
Phelps swam to his record eighth gold medal of the Beijing Games on Sunday, propelling the U.S. team to a hard-fought victory in the 4x100 medley relay.
With their 23-year-old star pushing them into the lead on the third (butterfly) leg, the Americans touched home in 3:29.34, lowering by 1.34 seconds their own world record set in 2004 in Athens.
"I don't even know what to feel right now," said Phelps, who will return to his hometown of Baltimore, Md., with 14 Olympic golds to his name — five more than anyone else in history.
"There's so much emotion going through my head and so much excitement. I kind of just want to see my mom."
Debbie Phelps sat flanked by her two daughters in the stands at Beijing's National Aquatics Centre, tears streaming down her face after the race and during the ensuing medal ceremony.
Australia took the silver in 3:30.04 after 100 freestyle world-record holder Eamon Sullivan came up short on his bid to catch American Jason Lezak on the anchor leg.
Japan got the bronze in 3:31.18.