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Global markets are reeling under immense pressure. There is a talk of recession almost each day. The wind has just blown out of the financial sails for most of the economic superpowers. Germany has unofficially announced recession. Baltic countries like Kazakhstan and British country like Ireland have just declared bankruptcy (though unofficially again) Asian new-sprout Pakistan is dead in the doldrums. Political caveats here have opened doors for financial vacuum.
India is already looking down the barrel. It had resourced large-scale funneling from the foreign markets. With the FII sell-outs on the bourses, the Indian Sensex gives an impression of constant collapse. Inflation is on an incessant rise and Indian rupee is consistently weakening against the dollar.
All this has been perpetrated partially by the sub-prime mortgage crisis in America. Lending money to the under-banked without earnestly judging their credit history has come up as the Achilles’s heal of world’s top superpower. It is widely argued how a man with monthly revenue of $1000 could be expected to pay as much as $700 as EMI. Proposed foreclosure moratorium might be the needed breather.
Large scale oversubscription of companies had helped them create false financial castles in void. With the latest audit stock, the companies have come into the dubious light. Lehman group is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.Posted in World No Comments »
UFC 91 Results Updated live: UFC 91 is scheduled to start on November 15, 2008 – 7pm PT / 10pm ET. It is going to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ultimate Fighting Championship 91 PPV Poster features Randy Couture & Brock Lesnar.
This UFC Card features one of the Biggest Fight’s in Mixed Martial Arts History between Randy Couture & Brock Lesnar. The winner of this fight will go on to fight the winner of UFC 92′s Nogueira versus Mir bout, for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship.
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UFC 91 Results
UFC 91 Winners
Randy Couture vs Brock Lesnar : Brock Lesnar Wins
|UFC 91 Match||Winner|
|Lightweight bout: Jorge Gurgel (Brazil) vs Aaron Riley (United States)||Riley wins via unanimous decision, all three judges score the bout 29-28.|
|Lightweight bout: Jeremy Stephens (United States) vs Rafael dos Anjos (Brazil)||Stephens wins via KO (Punches) at :39 of Round Three.|
|Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek (Canada) vs Alvin Robinson (United States)||Bocek wins via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:16 of Round Three.|
|Welterweight bout: Matt Brown (United States) vs Ryan Thomas (United States)||Brown wins via Submission (Armbar) at :57 of Round Two.|
|Heavyweight Championship bout: UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture (United States) vs Brock Lesnar (United States)
||Brock Lesnar won via TKO at 3:07 in Round 2.|
|Lightweight bout: Kenny Florian (United States) vs Joe Stevenson (United States)||Florian won via Submission (Rear naked choke) at 4:03 in Round 1.|
|Welterweight bout: Dustin Hazelett (United States) vs Tamdan McCrory (United States)||Hazelett wins via Submission (Armbar) at 3:59 in Round 1|
|Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (Brazil) vs Josh Hendricks (United States)||Gonzaga wins by TKO at 1:01 in Round 1.|
|Middleweight bout: Demian Maia (Brazil) vs Nate Quarry (United States)||Maia wins via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) of Round 1|
Brock Lesner will fight the winner of the fight between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir for undisputed status.
UFC 91 Promo Trailer
UFC 91 Predictions
Randy Couture vs Brock Lesnar (Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar)
Kenny Florian vs Joe Stevenson (Predicted Winner: Joe Stevenson)
Amir Sadollah vs Nick Catone (Predicted Winner: Nick Catone)
Gabriel Gonzaga vs Josh Hendricks (Predicted Winner: Gabriel Gonzaga)
Demian Maia vs Nate Quarry (Predicted Winner: Demian Maia)
Dustin Hazelett vs Tamdan McCrory (Predicted Winner: Dustin Hazelett)
Jorge Gurgel vs Aaron Riley (Predicted Winner: Jorge Gurgel)
Jeremy Stephens vs Rafael dos Anjos (Predicted Winner: Jeremy Stephens)
Mark Bocek vs Alvin Robinson (Predicted Winner: Mark Bocek)
Matt Brown vs Ryan Thomas (Predicted Winner: Ryan Thomas)
UFC 91 Card
The main event for UFC 91 is for the UFC Heavyweight Championship Title between Randy Couture & Brock Lesnar.
Heavyweight Championship bout: UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture (United States) vs Brock Lesnar (United States)
Lightweight bout: Kenny Florian (United States) vs Joe Stevenson (United States)
Middleweight bout: Amir Sadollah (United States) vs Nick Catone (United States)
Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (Brazil) vs Josh Hendricks (United States)
Middleweight bout: Demian Maia (Brazil) vs Nate Quarry (United States)
Apart from the 4 UFC 91 Matches, below are are 5 pre-recorded UFC fights that may be broad-casted if time permits.
Welterweight bout: Dustin Hazelett (United States) vs Tamdan McCrory (United States)
Lightweight bout: Jorge Gurgel (Brazil) vs Aaron Riley (United States)
Lightweight bout: Jeremy Stephens (United States) vs Rafael dos Anjos (Brazil)
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek (Canada) vs Alvin Robinson (United States)
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown (United States) vs Ryan Thomas (United States)
Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar discuss UFC 91′s Main Event
Also Check out, The Official UFC 92 Card herePosted in UFC 11 Comments »
Shimoga Jog Falls – Best Tourist Attraction of Karnataka
Flowing from a height of 829 feet, Jog falls in Shimoga district of Karnataka is the highest plunge waterfall in India. It provides a resplendent view to an incessant flurry of tourists. During monsoon, its magic must be seen to be believed. There can be a debate over the technically highest fall in the country but the fact that Jog falls drops untiered, without being interrupted by rocks and boulders, make it arguably the highest and the very best fall in India.
The Falls beaks into four different streams as river Sharavathi deviates into four separate tracks. Each is named after their demeanor; the king, the queen, the roarer and the rocket. The naming bit can be attributed to the indigenous folks.
Undoubtedly the best falls in Asia in terms of scenic brilliance, it also provides great utilitarian value. It enables the Mahatma Gandhi hydro-electric project which bestows electricity to most of Karnataka. Fast moving water running through turbines can be an awesome view for the tourists.
Jog falls is mundane before the onset of monsoon so we suggest you to make a visit between August and December. Moreover, forget about the government’s statements and just go by what the locals perceive of the fall. It might give a better account of its grandeur and make your experience richer.
Jog Falls Distance
379 kilometers from Bangalore
102 kilometers from Shivamogga
30 kilometers from Sagara
Jog Water Falls Video
httpv://in.youtube.com/watch?v=wXJQwxyPGNQPosted in Places in India 1 Comment »
In 2001, when Urmila and Fardeen danced to the foot tapping number Kambakht Ishq, they did turn some heads towards them. Though the choreography was a stolen leaf from a Madonnas video, the song from the film did contribute to the success of the film. Hoping for similar results , baring the same on her back, Kareena is news in iWebie for her role in the new movie ‘Kambakht Ishq‘. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Akshay Kumar would dawn the male lead role while Kareena shall be his love interest. The actors would be sharing the screen space together for the seventh time. The movie is slated to release this year end. The happening Singh is supposedly going to portray a Hollywood stunt man in the film, whereas bebo, would be playing a high society chic with an attitude (K3G anyone ?). The movie is aimed at being a romantic comedy where an Indian stunt man who can take over the whole of Hollywood by his action and stunts but incapable of finding true love. And it would be Sabir Khan, the mission in charge working towards achieving great heights for Nadiadwaalas. Sabir Khan was more into backstage being assistant director in Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya(2005) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004). This would be his directorial debut.
Nadiadwala sounded confident when he was heard saying, “It will be an international love story on a lavish scale.” The interesting point here would be to know that , the film will star a total of 8-9 Hollywood actors and will be shot in the exotic locales of Los Angeles. Director Sabir Khan said, “It’s an exciting merger of Hollywood and Indian cinema. Sajid has left no stone unturned in ensuring that some of the biggest names internationally have shown keen interest in his film.” Quoting from one of the rumors about a line producer who was going out saying ‘. We are in talks with Beyonce and we have also received a letter from Arnold’s office…Things will be confirmed shortly and we will be making a formal announcement when that happens. If you thought that was news, wait until you hear this, Our very own, ROCKY bhaiiyya Mr.Stallone will be contributing with his acting and action also is said to be one of them. More, Superman Brandon Routh would also be adding his power to the flick. Where as Wild things actress Denise Richards shall try and add some glamor and glitter for this holly bolly flick. The last thing we would like to see is all these high profile actors dancing to some bollywood tunes running around trees. Actually it would be fun to see them so, would’nt it?Posted in Hindi No Comments »
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Forthcoming movie Dilli 6 features Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead role’s along with a huge starcast namely Om Puri, Atul Kulkarni, Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rahman, Divya Dutta, Tanvi Azmi, Deepak Dobriyal, Shefali Shah, K.K. Raina, Supriya Pathak, Pavan Malhotra, Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra, Vijay Raaz, Cyrus Sahukar and Nello Del Gatto.
The movie is based on Omprakash Mehra’s youth growing days in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. From what we know until now, Amitabh Bachchan will play the grandfather to Abhishek Bachchan (as Laxman Prasad), Waheeda Rahman will play his grandmother and Gulshan Grover would play Abhishek Bachchan’s dad in the film.
The Movie’s Music is by none other than A R Rahman.
Dilli 6 Theatrical Trailer
Download all Dilli 6 MP3 Songs herePosted in Hindi 2 Comments »
Aspiring for Technological aces
Gizmos and electronic gadgetries are passing through a welcome phase of constant revolution. Just when we feel a product can’t be bettered, its sequel hits the market to inundate us with its brilliance. At any rate, constant firmware up gradation keeps the particular product in line with the latest technology.
Mobile phones and laptops are blessed with regular upgrades. Sometimes it has got to do with further levels of multimedia- compatibility. At other times it has to do with futuristic graphic interface. Still other times it might be about some addition to the features of touch screen.
Let’s briefly judge the Acer Aspire One laptop. A blue exterior and a bezel interior; computer makers know their color combination right for sure. It has top draw configurations marked to appeal to each kind of user. 120GB hard drive and 1.6 GHz processor sound good technically. Moreover, the picture resolution is excellent and succors 1024-600 picture resolution.
Ethernet, wi-fi, multi-card reader and storage slots are few rudimentary facets of the enterprising laptop. What else do people crave for? Great visual dynamics is served on the platter. Aspire has come up with an unprecedented key pad. It is highly responsive and shies away from any key-flex.
Acer Aspire One Comparison
Science is continuously aspiring to bring the best to us and are we not elated.Posted in Gadgets 1 Comment »
Two of America’s top three manufacturers, Daimler and GM are merging. This is the very latest. Top companies like Toyota and Ford have launched their updated hybrid versions. Small car-trucks are churned out with clinical efficiency.
Latest addition to the automotive technology is the hydrogen fuel cells. The cells are touted to be an answer to persistent oil deficits. Cars have also introduced state-of-art heat-resistant circuits. This would provide the cars with greater capacity of bearing engine friction. We have attained land-speed breakthroughs. Cars are being known to get faster and the 0-100 speed can be reached more expeditiously. Catalytic and wind tunnel tests are going on at the manufacturing plants. Something hot is expected soon.
Automotive accessories are looking up. Gone are the days when fundamental was the best. Today is the age of the intricate. Buffers of today are extremely competent in taking away tremors, impact and noise from the machines. The latest rubber products provide greater stability and dimensional precision.
Latest hood latch are new wave products. They provide fantastic bonnet locking for the cars. Latest power handles can be easily customized and add another level of power steering to our vehicles.Posted in Automotive No Comments »
Users purchase from a particular site because they trust the brand and consider the company a credible source. If you wish to up your sales and reputation online then you need to build on your credibility.
Here are some tips to accomplish this objective;
Users of your site or blog would certainly want to know whom they are doing business with. This is the reason having a biography page is so critical to ensuring added credibility. Do not stop short at just having your photograph and your name on the page but go on to add information about yourself. Try and talk about why you started the site or blog, what motivated its conception and how you got involved in your niche vertical. If you are deeply involved in certain other hobbies or interests then mention them in this space. It will lend another dimension to your personality and people will be able to connect with you and your brand better.
Instead of having just plain boring static text, try infusing your site with video as well. It helps break the monotony and provides a face to your brand. Unlike the millions of faceless sites on the Internet, which do not provide too much of a trust value, having video will do wonders for your site. Users will also tend to return to your site more frequently, which is an important requisite in building traffic to your site or blog. The longer a user takes in browsing your site and watching videos, the better your organic rankings on popular search engines.
Educate instead of selling:
Users hate to be goaded into buying something by way of ads. If your site has too many of these advertisements and pop-ups, then it is time to minimize them. Make sure your site informs your target users about your niche vertical and products instead of trying to sell them something. Most users are bored of seeing so many ads online and having them on your site helps take away your credibility.
Most websites and blogs tend to recycle old content and so after a point users get bored reading the same old content. Hence, always try and infuse a fresh perspective to things. Even if the topic you are writing about is the same it should have something about your personal experience.
High quality freebies:
Most people get skeptical when they see a site offering them a freebie. They take it for granted that there will be a catch involved. However, this is where you need to stand apart from the other blogs and sites. Try and offer users a useful and free gift. This should not ask your users for an email address or make them purchase something. It should be a genuine free gift, which is useful and cannot be obtained readily online.
Positive and negative reviews:
Make sure to highlight positive and negative reviews about your products as that way people will take your brand seriously. People get skeptical when they see reviews, which are too biased to a product.
The Leader of the Free World is a term that is used so little and so lightly nowadays. On November 4, 2008 the Americans will elect the next President of the United States and Leader of the Free World: Barack Obama (Shown on the Left) or John McCain (Shown on the Right).
Both candidates all their own, John McCain open and wise to the ages and years of life, Barack Obama full hearted to a young and proud generation. We can only hope on November 4th that the people will vote not by look, religion, intelligence, age, or race, but by who is ready to be the next Leader of the Free World.
The story of Barack Obama is a child born in Hawaii, raised in Chicago by a single mother. By contrast, John McCain’s story is similar, being raised on naval bases to a father who served, and his mother raising him as a near single parent, but their stories similar, from completely different times, but can the American people really say they know who Barack Obama and John McCain are?
A discussion came up amongst me and friends about Barack Obama and John McCain. It was mentioned that Senator Obama has had some bad breaks with the Reverend Wright story, and his ties and funding to Acorn polling. It just adds up against him, Then someone else mentioned that if he had just made his claim, honored them and held their friendships, but release their ideals in comparison to his own, things would have been a lot easier. But that overall, it makes him human, doing drugs in school, going to a church conducted by an anti-American preacher. Are they great backgrounds, no but it makes him human, and gives him point in which he can relate to people, and show his will to over come. Do I support George Bush…not in a million years. He has slipped one too many times, but he is just as human as Barack Obama. In the end George Bush and Barack Obama are more alike in characteristics than John McCain and the President. They both have had their hard times, but they fight through them. President Bush at the will and power of a nation at his feet to help him get done what needed to and he left it on the ground, but John McCain’s history is scary. A troubled prisoner of war, a senator for many years, some plunders in his ideals, and a man with an unpredictable temper. His credentials as a veteran honorable, he desires to continue on honest. I think Sarah Palin said it best in her debate against Joe Biden. “Every administration will have their setbacks and problems, and it’s how they deal with them that counts”. Spoken like an honest person that expects no less than a hard rode. No matter who we choose to be the next President of the United States, neither are going to come out with a straight A report card, but we can hope that they will do all in their power to make it better out than it is when they start. Will either John McCain or Barack Obama be able to make up for the mistakes of 8 neglected years, NO. They can do what they can, what is best for the American people, but no one can expect them to claim the power of the lord and lift our nation from a chaos that could have been settled if not avoided.
The American people are so frustrated right now that they switch from blaming Congress, to the Bush Administration, what ever happened to “The Buck Stops Here”. President Truman and Reagan were bold men, feared men, because they had no fear or regrets. Did it get them in trouble, certainly, but it is honest and what the people wanted to hear. America blames President Bush for not doing all he could to prevent things from happening, and they blame Congress for not countering the Bush administration. And it escapes them that two members of that Congress they regret are running for President, and one will be elected. The overall ignorance of the American people is startling. And now the focus has turned to the Running mates and their credentials to be President.
The Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin and the long standing Senator of Delaware Joseph Biden. Two minds that have met on the fields of politics. One with the experience of running a state, the other legislative experience that is hard to match. One economically rich, the other abundant in foreign policy. And in the end, I feel I know Governor Palin and Senator Biden better than I do the Senators. Really whom are the people electing the Senators, or the Veeps? Cause in a demented and terrible reality they have just a chance of being given the title of President. John McCain and his age/health. Barack Obama and his race/skin color. Neither plays in favor of the candidates.
Do you elect the Democratic team of a lawyer that is young and relates to the generations, with a partner of many years of experience and honors? Or do you elect the Republican team of a young POW, a senator of nearly three decades, that has the experience and knowledge of the greatest wise man, with a younger, attractive lady who had her ups and done, but is more human than anyone that she speaks straight to the American people. If you ask me they are the same.
So now we go back to the question. John McCain-Sarah Palin, Barack Obama-Joe Biden. Four people that are who we as the people have chosen to be our leaders and the worlds leader. Who can bring American back to the relations we had, were our allies and power was something feared by all. Who can make our life as Americans, the American dream once again, with resources, energy, and pleasure that make our lives envied. Who can be the next President of the United States and Leader of the Free World? Don’t vote Republican, don’t vote Democrat, vote for the person that will be you and me back to the Land of the Free.Posted in World 4 Comments »
Finally, now you can live the life the way you want because SecondLife is giving you a second take on Life.
Second Life (SL) is a highly imaginative, creative environment. Visiting Second Life is like stepping into a Dali or Magritte painting in 3D. The “fully textured high-resolution” second life avatars are customizable to the “nth” degree, with dozens of sliders to change every micro-pixel of your avatar’s shape, size, and color. While some “Lifers” (the preferred nickname of Second Life citizens) do their best to create miniature versions of their offline bodies, most use the opportunity to make themselves look as strange as possible. You never know what (or who) you’ll see in Second Life, which is part of the fun.
Second Life Trailer
While many gamers visit Second Life, it is not a “gaming” world per se. The main in-world activity is the building of interactive objects using a scripting language that is theoretically designed to be simple enough for those with no previous programming experience. This fits in with Second Life’s stated goal of encouraging widespread group participation and creativity. Objects can be either donated to the world or can be sold for “Linden Dollars.”
Second Life’s often bizarre “waking dream” atmosphere may incessantly appeal creative artists and techie folks than to the casual social chatter. The world is so rich in features there is a bit of a learning curve to overcome to get started, which is somewhat alleviated by well-written help files available at the site and a first-visit tutorial. The very name “The Second Life” conveys the idea that this is more of a rich, complex online experience than a place to drop by every once in a while for a quick game of “Tringo” with some buddies. If you get freaked out by seeing odd things that you can’t explain, this second world is not for you. But postmodern surrealists will love Second Life’s ever-changing landscape with its stunning scenery and interesting creations. The exciting this is that you can do anything you want. You can fly in air without any support, you can do stuff heroes can do. It is truly limited to your imagination. So if you want to live the life the way you always wanted, create your little paradise – build your house, garden, buy large lands and houses with a mile long garden, etc.
Things to do in SecondLife
What can you do in Second Life Online? I believe this is without any doubt the most commonly asked question by those who are just starting to play. Before answering that question, let me explain to you what Second Life actually is: It’s a sandbox! What does that mean? In short, this basically means that Second Life can be whatever you want it to be. It’s a game created by its players. Whether you like to chat, shop, explore, play games, fight, flirt, party, build, fly, drive, fish, etc. It’s all there is Second Life. So your question should be: What CAN’T you do in Second Life?Entertainment 3 Comments » « Previous Entries