Sunday, December 5, 2010

20th Annual Beat The Odds Awards

Sofia Vegara at the Children's Defense Fund California's 20th Annual Beat The Odds Awards, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 12-02-10

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A girl with two head.. Strange but Amazing

Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel were born on 7 March 1990, Carver County, Minnesota, United States and they are dicephalic conjoined twins. Brittany is the left twin, and Abigail is the right twin. They have two spines which join at the pelvis. They have two stomachs, three lungs, and two arms. (A third, underdeveloped and useless arm between their heads was removed in infancy.)
Most of Abigail and Brittany's shared organs lie below the waist line. The deatil is presented below:
2 heads
2 arms -- originally 3, but the short malformed central arm was removed
2 spinal cords and backbones which merge at the pelvis - surgery corrected scoliosis 3½ lungs -- surgery expanded their chest cavity
2 breasts
2 hearts in a shared circulatory system -- medicine taken by either affects both
1 liver
2 stomachs
3 kidneys
2 gallbladders
1 bladder 1 ribcage
1 large intestine
1 female reproductive system.

Burj Dubai, World Tallest Building In Dubai

About Burj Dubai Skyscrapers - World Tallest Building In Dubai

Burj Dubai, the skyscraper is under construction in Dubai District. It will go to be world’s tallest man-made building ever built. This skyscraper is constructing at Downtown Dubai, at Doha Street along with Sheikh Zayed Road. Construction of this project was begun on 21st September, 2004 and expected to be completed and ready for use in September 2009.

Burj Dubai Tower Hight

This tower is also expected to break the record for tallest man-made building, which is held by 2,072ft tall the wire-assisted KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, US. The developer, Emaar Properties said that the final height of Burj Dubai is kept secret till completion. Last year, Local media reports said that Burj Dubai’s final height would be 818 meters.

Burj Dubai Construction Detail

World’s tallest building, Burj Dubai is being constructed by the famous and well-known South Korean Company Samsung Engineering. This South Korean Company had made many famous and antique buildings and towers like Petromas Twin towers and The Taipei 101. The Samsung Engineering & Constructions is building the Burj Dubai in a join Venture with two companies, one is a Belgium Company Besix and another is Arabtec from UAE. The project manager of the main construction contract is Turner. The Reinforced is the primary structural system of Burj Dubai. They used more than 110,000 tones weighing reinforced concrete, which is over 45,000 m3 it means more than 58,900 cu yd to construct the concrete and steel foundation. This concrete and steel foundation has 192 piles buried more than 164 ft deep.
After the Burj Dubai would complete there are use of steel more than 39,000 tones and the use of concrete will touch the quantity of 330,000 m3. It is such an unbelievable thing. If this steel will lie on whole earth end-to-end then it can cover a quarter of the way. This construction will have taken about 22 million man hours.

As construction of the tower progresses, it is becomes more and more difficult for the vertical concrete pumps to pull the concrete at the head of the tower. This work had broke all the records to pump the concrete vertically and made a world wide new record.

During the extension of the Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant in Italy had the record for pumping concrete at the height of 1,745 ft in 1994. But now Burj Dubai has achieved this record as the date of 19th August 2008, as it has pumped concrete to 1,759 ft. On 8th November 2008 Burj Dubai will broke its own record and register a new record to pump the concrete at the 1,972 ft. According to our data, Burj Dubai had achieved a height of 2,320 ft on 26th September, 2008.When the world’s tallest skyscraper would build, and it will have more than 160 floors with about 56 elevators. There are also apartments, shops, corporate suits, offices and swimming pools. The Burj Dubai would be the only skyscraper which has the most floors. This man-made skyscraper has set the record of highest vertical concrete pumping of about 1972 ft, before this project the record of highest vertical concrete pumping was named on Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant which was 1,745 ft.

Burj Dubai World Tallest Building Quality

During the construction, engineers and other responsible persons are taking all required quality tests, because one small mistake can make dangerous result. The head of Concrete Quality Checking has checked each batch of concrete and test it to see resist certain pressure. As the Gulf Temperature is as high as about 50 °C it is very hard to withstand the thousands of tones pressure. To solve this problem they poured the concrete at night instead of Day so the temperature is low than day. Additionally they ice to mixture the concrete to cool down the temperature. The other reason is that cooler concrete mixture is less likely to set too quickly and crack. One small crack could put the Burj Dubai project in Danger.
Total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$ 4.1 billion. The CEO of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Ali Alabbar had said the price of office space at Burj Dubai had were sold at about $4,000 per sq ft it means around $43,000 per sq meter and that the Armani Residences, in Burj Dubai had reached about $3,500 per sq ft.

Worlds Tallest Man

Worlds tallest man- a kind gentleman at heart

Recognized as the tallest living man in the world at present, Bao Xishun is a Mongolian herdsman of world acclaim. He is recognized as being the worlds tallest man by the Guinness Book of World Records and is 7 feet 9 inches, or 2.36m tall. The title of being the worlds tallest man has had to pass through some rough patches in the last few months.

Bao’s title of being the worlds tallest man was conceded to Leonid Stadnyk, a Ukrainian by nationality, but was returned back to him earlier this year after Stadnyk refused to be measured by the Guinness authorities according to their rules and regulations. Xishun, born in 1951, is said to have measured 236 cm in a hospital at the Chifeng city in China. Two other people, both from Asia- Ajaz Ahmed and Vikas Uppal, have claimed to be over 8 feet tall, but neither of them has been able to prove their claims according to the format laid down by the Guinness Book of World records.
Bao is supposed to have grown at a normal pace till he was 16 years old, after which he experienced this sudden surge in size and ended up with his present height of 7 feet 9 inches just seven years later, at the age of 23. Bao later served the Liberation Army for a span of three years and also played in the army basketball team. After serving the army for a span of more than three years, the worlds tallest man started complaining of rheumatism and related problems, which is attributed to his sleeping in the outdoors during his childhood, rather than being unconventionally tall.

The worlds tallest man is a celebrated man all over the world. His wedding is supposed to be a famous one for his small, rather sleepy hometown. The wedding was supposedly sponsored by a dozen companies and the guests were invited from all over the world. Bao also holds quite a number of endorsement deals with companies, and spends most of his time promoting these products all over China.

Bao’s story of becoming the worlds tallest man is a rather fascinating one. When he had retired himself out of the Liberation army, after feeling the pain associated with rheumatism, Bao took quite some time to find a new job. He was offered the job of a ‘greeter’ at a local restaurant. This is where Bao came in solemn contact with a lot of people, some of whom were associated with the media and therefore, gave him the attention he had always desired and deserved.
Bao became an instant success with the media and was very popular in his own nation. It was the local media only that is believed to have applied to the Guinness Book of World records on Bao’s behalf to nominate him for being the worlds tallest man. He was measured to be taller than the previous record holder Radhuaone Charbib by about 2mm, and thus, at the age of 40, Bao was officially entitled as being the worlds tallest man.

Bao has been known as a kind man all over the world. One of the most famous incidents that have earned Bao the reputation of being a kind hearted person is when Bao saved the lives of two Dolphins in 2006. The dolphins are believed to swallowed plastic shards by mistake, which had led to a sudden deterioration of health. When the veterinarians had failed to remove those shards from the dolphins’ stomachs, Bao was called upon to help remove them. The worlds tallest man, with his 1.06m long arm helped in removing those plastic shards right from within the stomachs of the dolphins.

Everything that Bao has done in his life has been a much discussed affair, especially after he got listed in the Guinness Book of World records as the worlds tallest man. His marriage to a saleswoman belonging to the town of Chifeng-which also happens to be Bao’s own hometown-was largely discussed in the local media, especially owing to the fact that his wife was literally half his age and size.

There have been a lot of apprehensions about Bao and his life, but one thing has clearly stood up- that Bao is a true gentleman, who loves to enjoy the status of being the worlds tallest man.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Which Beach Babe Is Dressing Under the Influence?

This star's dress might be as black as night, but her panties and unsupported ta-tas are clear as day! It's too bad she didn't make use of the extra material that's hanging from her side and cover up her exposed goodies. Bottom Line: This TMI look has us hoping she'll get stranded on an island in real life!

Find out who it is in mystyle's Fashion DUI gallery!


...and sound off on more star style in our Fashion Police gallery.

Style Showdown: 90210's Jessica Stroup vs. Glee's Jayma Mays

Back in February, 90210 hottie Jessica Stroup paid homage to Brian Reyes at his N.Y. Fashion Week runway show by wearing his design—and styling it right!

We love that she had her hair in a chic updo to showcase the pebble-print dress's V-neck and that she wore leg-lengthening nude pumps.

Our reaction wasn't as positive when we saw Glee star Jayma Mays rocking the same number at Fox's upfronts in NYC this week. Even though the dress accentuates her petite frame, these Brian Atwood leopard sandals throw the entire look out of whack.

Did Sex and the City 2's Wardrobe Cost $10 Million?

Is it true that they spent $10 million on clothes for Sex and the City 2, and that the cast got to keep them? Anybody remember we're in a recession?

If Sex and the City 2 filmmakers had actually paid $10 million for a designer wardrobe and then handed the whole blingy, precious mess over to its four already-wealthy stars, that would certainly sound pretty obscene.

But fashion insiders tell me that the report you're talking about probably isn't entirely accurate:

While the value of the clothes for Sex and the City 2 could easily reach $10 million, don't be shocked if filmmakers spent a few bucks less than that.

For one, a film like that is going to get a lot of designer stuff sent to its stylist, Patricia Field, for free.

The exposure is just too lucrative for a designer, particularly an up-and-coming one, to haggle over how much to charge.

Field is a legend in, well, her field, and I'm told by fashion PR types that, while some major designers may have charged for their pieces, don't be surprised if at least a few provided their wares gratis.

Now, if you're a SATC fan, you definitely do not want to hear what I have to say about the sequel in my new podcast

Judge Issues Warrant for Lindsay Lohan's Arrest

Lindsay Lohan is a wanted woman this morning. After she was a no-show at Thursday's mandatory DUI progress report hearing, Judge Marsha Revel issued a warrant for Lohan's arrest.
The judge is letting her surrender in court, if in fact she lost her passport while in Cannes. Judge Revel set Lohan's bail at $100,000. Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, and Michael Lohan were at the courthouse. "She had valid reason for not being here today," said Holley. "This is a young woman who is complying ... but could not be here because of something out of her control."

Still, despite all of the drama, Lindsay's mother Dina is confident that all of this will blow over, as she tells
PopEater's Rob Shuterexclusively: "Everything is going to be fine. Lindsay has a new passport." The U.S. Customs Agency disagrees, though, telling TMZ that Lindsay will likely be arrested when she tries to get back into the U.S. "Anyone who enters the country who has an active warrant in the law enforcement database will be detained by their office and local authorities will be called," a Customs rep said.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Is Miss USA Picking Up Paris' Castoffs?

UPDATE: Not only is he not dating the current Miss USA, but it looks like Doug Reinhardt isn't dating 2009 Miss USA Kristen Dalton, either. Dalton tells E! she has never been romantically involved with Reinhardt and their contact was purely for business purposes.

"Doug and I were only talking professionally," says Dalton. "I am with Reid [Rosenthal] and we are very serious about each other."

Dalton says she spoke with Reinhardt on the phone about possible hosting gigs and Rosenthal was aware of the conversations and that they were strictly business related.


Stop the presses!

As if the whole pole-dancing pics thing wasn't scandalous enough, now Miss USA Rima Fakih is being linked to one of Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriends.

Us Weekly has a story claiming Rima is dating Doug Reinhardt. However, a source tells E! News they've never even met.

However, this rumor probably got started because of whom Reinhardt is getting to know...

A former Miss USA, that is.

A source tells E! that Reinhardt has been talking to Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton, from North Carolina.

Dalton first heard about Doug through mutual friends and took the initiative to call him.

"She said, 'We should meet up the next time I'm in town'," a source tells E!, adding that the two have talked on the phone for a few weeks, but haven't met in person...yet.

They may get together very soon, as Doug's in NYC, where Kristen lives.

But this meet-up might come as a surprise to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Reid Rosenthal of The Bachelor. Just a few weeks ago, he reportedly visited Kristen in Las Vegas at the Miss USA pagaent at Planet Hollywood and had plans to propose.

"She told Doug she's in an on/off relationship," the source tells E! "But Doug doesn't care. She's the one who called him."

Bret Michaels Back in Hospital After Suffering 'Warning Stro

Rocker Bret Michaels is back in the hospital after suffering a "warning stroke" just weeks after his near-fatal episode with a brain hemorrhage. Onhis Facebook page, Michaels' reps released the info that says he went back to the hospital after "suffering numbness on the left side of his body." Doctors later diagnosed Michaels as having suffered a Transient Ischematic Attack (TIA), otherwise known as a warning stroke.

Report: Lindsay Lohan Won't Be Arrested When She Returns to U.S.

Lindsay Lohan is no longer a wanted woman.

Earlier today, Lohan missed a mandatory DUI progress report hearing and the judge issued a bench warrant for her
arrest. Bail was set at $100,000.

TMZ is reporting that Lohan's people have already posted the standard 10% of bail ($10,000) needed to secure the bond and in turn, the judge revoked the warrant. She'll no longer be arrested at U.S. Customs.

TMZ is also reporting that Lohan and Holley are expected to be in court on Monday morning at 8:30am. At this time, a date will be set for a probation violation hearing. Judge Holley stated at the progress report hearing this morning that there is probable cause to think Lohan has violated her probation.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon NTSC (PS2)

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon NTSC (PS2)

Size: 4.07GB
Region: NTSC
Console: PS2
Language: English
Genre: 3D Fighting

The goriest fighting game series around returns for another bout in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, which is the first game in the series to let you create your own character as well as your own finishing moves. However, these good-in-theory ideas aren't executed particularly well, and the game's huge assortment of playable characters--including fighters from every previous MK installment--isn't as exciting as it should be. Like the last couple of MK installments, this one throws together a bunch of different, loosely related features.

Cleanerzoomer Professional v4.03b

WinXP/Vista/Win7 | Cleanerzoomer Professional v4.03b | 6.97 Mb
Cleanerzoomer is an advanced image processing tool designed for reduction of different kinds of noises and artifacts as well as for sharpening and sharp-edge enlargement of images. Its specially developed noise removal algorithm carefully takes away only noise, keeping the image as sharp as it was, while the sharpen algorithm produces very satisfying image enlargement results that are nicely balanced between art-like sharp-edged and more natural look. The noise removal alogrithm does not require training on detail-free areas of the image. Exif tags and color profiles are fully supported.

Image noise reduction, JPEG artifact removal and crisp image magnification tool.
This tool utilizes a complex multi-stage processing technology to accurately remove digital noise and JPEG artifacts from images.
Another modification of that technology, called 'Nova Sharpen', allows sharpening of blurry images producing an amazing crispness never possible to achieve using standard techniques. Cleanerzoomer uses Nova Sharpen after an image has been enlarged to achieve an absolutely crisp and naturally-looking zoomed picture.
The additional Auto-balance instrument of Cleanerzoomer is able to balance colour, levels and gamma of the image greatly increasing its realism.

Key Features:
· General:
•Cleans JPEG blockiness and fringes (ringing), photo noise (low ISO noise), hot pixels, dust, moirĂ©, colour banding, dithering, etc.
•Zooms images keeping objects' edges sharp and natural
• Enhances image colours and detail
• Has the plain interface without floating window
• Each function (except Resample) has in-place previews
• Parameters are adjusted using sliders with spin controls for additional precisio
• Supports 11 image formats for input and 6 for output

· JPEG Blockiness/Fringes Removal
• Full-automatic cleaning of JPEG blockines
• Semiautomatic cleaning of JPEG fringes (using the "dirty spot" approach
• High-quality multi-pass blockiness removal
• Two standard presets for blockiness (light and moderate blockiness)
• Two standard presets for fringes (light and moderatefringes)

· Photo Noise (low ISO noise) Removal
• Full-automatic cleaning
• Separate processing of brightness (Y) and colour (CbCr) components to remove colour noise
• High-quality multi-pass noise removal
• Three standard presets (light, moderate and strong noise)

· Hot Pixels/Dust Removal
• Semiautomatic cleaning (using the "dirty spot"approach)
• Three standard presets (light, moderate and strong hot pixels)

· Zoom
• Two-staged processing: Resample and Weighted Sharpen(called automatically)
• Parameters of the Weighted Sharpen function are adjusted automatically in correspondence with resampling parameters
• The Scatter option to make the sharpened result look more naturally

· Auto-balance
• Automatic colour balancing
• Anti-balance to fix digital overbalancing
• Intelligent black and white level detection
• Automatic gamma adjustment
• Three standard presets (for normal photos, for twilight photos and for night photos)

Version 4.03b
[*] All settings are now saved in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, to avoid problems with
non-administrative user accounts
[*] ExifTool updated to v8.18
[*] AppFace skinning library was updated to v3.7 beta build 0326
[*] GetBack a little bit bugfixed and improved (v1.15)


Winamp Pro v5.572 Build 2933 Portable

Winamp Pro v5.572 Build 2933 Portable | 24.80 MB

Nullsoft Winamp Pro is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), custom appearances called skins (supporting both classic Winamp 1.x/2.x skins and Winamp 3 freeform skins), audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins (including two industry dominating visualization plug-ins), an advanced media library, Internet radio and TV support, CD ripping, and CD burning.

Winamp Highlights:
• New portable device features - transcoding, new sync options, USB thumbdrive player support, video sync, direct-from-device playback
• Faster ripping
• Improved AAC and aacPlus encoding
• Unicode metadata, filename, and title support
• iTunes-compatible gapless playback (MP3/M4A) and encoding (M4A)
• Optional 24bit playback
• ReplayGain support

Winamp Player Features:
• Plays Music and Video Files (aacPlus, MP3, AAC, WMA and more!)
• Compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins
• Full Support for Classic and Modern Skins
• Plays Videos (NSV, WMV, and more!)
• Powerful Media Library
• Browse SHOUTcast Radio & TV Stations
• Browse Winamp Music Videos & Songs
• Integrated AOL Video Content (News, Sports, Movies & more)
• AOL Radio Featuring XM
• SHOUTcast Wire (podcast directory)
• Predixis MusicMagic (dynamic playlisting)
• Bundled Visualizations
• Burn CDs (Limited to 2x - 48x in Pro!)
• Rips CDs (Limited to 8x aacPlus, AAC, WMA - Unlimited aacPlus, AAC, WMA and MP3 in Pro!)
• 50 free mp3s from Emusic
• Includes Winner of the Internet
• Surround Music Project!
• Includes an MP3 of 'Mercy Me' by Alkaline Trio
• Rip/Encode music into aacPlus, AAC, WMA, or MP3!
• Burn CDs up to 48x!

As always Winamp also features:
• Now Playing: Discover Artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos
• iPod Support: Play and manage music on your iPod
• AOL Radio Online Service Powered by CBS Radio
• Album Art: Retrieve and view Album Art
• Expanded Flash video support
• Auto-Tag: Automatically update your song information
• Media Monitor: Playing the music web just got even better
• Remote Media: Access your media remotely
• Thousands of skins and plug-ins to make Winamp even better
• Free videos, radio stations, MP3 downloads and more

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Selena Gomez Teams Up With Kmart

Jumping on the celebrity fashion designer bandwagon, Selena Gomez has crafted a collection of clothes for the Kmart juniors department.

The “Wizards of Waverly Place” babe is hoping to revamp the discount store’s reputation with some new looks at affordable prices.

Selena explained, “[It's] the whole Texan cowgirl meets the glam Boho chic of Hollywood. Since the announcement, we added a lot of accessories. I love scarves, and long necklaces and cute bangles. It’s constantly changing, which is cool. It will change with me.”

Sears Holdings VP John Goodman added, “She will be the centerpiece of the juniors business and hopefully add credibility to the apparel business in the whole Kmart store. This is part of the plan to revamp and revitalize the apparel business at Sears and Kmart.”

Audrina Patridge And Ryan Cabrera: Splitsville!

According to a source, Cabrera was spotted at Trousdale Lounge in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (May 18) and was seen with another brunette, flirting and whispering with each other all night.

As for Audrina, the source says, "She ended things about a week ago. There were issues in their relationship. But a lot stems from his partying ways."

The ex-couple started dating back in January and have appeared together during this season of “The Hills,” which airs Tuesdays at 10pm on MTV.

Beyonce: White House State Dinner Performer

Gearing up for an important performance, Beyonce Knowles was seen leaving her hotel in Washington, DC on Wednesday evening (May 19).

The "Irreplaceable" singer happened to be heading to the White House to take part in President Barack Obama's second State Dinner.

Held in honor of Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, Beyonce will take the stage along with Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and the United States Marine Band.

Drawing plenty of star power, other attendees include "Desparate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria, the lovely Salma Hayek, and talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and George Lopez.

Anytime Fitness - Spring/Summer 2010

Anytime Fitness - Spring/Summer 2010
English | PDF | 44 pages | 22,4 MB

Get Active! is an exciting magazine written exclusively for the patrons of IHRSA member health clubs. This is the Anytime Fitness edition

World Soccer - Summer 2010

World Soccer - Summer 2010
English | 164 pages | PDF | 41.30 Mb

World Soccer is the magazine for people who are serious about football. Inside, youll find comprehensive coverage and intelligent analysis of the global game. Every month, our worldwide network of correspondents brings you the latest news and stories on the events that matter. Subscribe to World Soccer and youll join a special club that includes John Motson and Martin Tyler and youll see why Reuters calls us ''the bible of international football''.

50 Kim Kardashian in Paties HQ Pictures

50 Kim Kardashian in Paties HQ Pictures
JPG | 50 Pics | Up to 2550 px | 23,6 Mb

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Attack Of The Show 2010 05 17 WS DSR XViD-SYS

XviD | MP3 VBR | 350MB

In Plain Sight S03E08 Son Of Mann HDTV XviD-FQM

In Plain Sight S03E08: Son Of Mann
HDTV XviD-FQM | English | 42Min | XVID 624x352 23fps | MP3 128Kbps 48Khz | 350Mb
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Seth Mann, a legendary Marshal whose career spans decades and who also happens to be Marshall's father, comes to Albuquerque to work on Operation Falcon, a nationwide sweep of open warrants. Meanwhile, Brandi returns to Albuquerque with a suspicious story about her disappearance and a surprise guest connected to her past.