Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metrodome roof collapse

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm.

The delay has given Vikings quarterback Brett Favre more time to heal his sprained right shoulder and see if he can extend his NFL-record streak of 297 straight games started.

Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time to play Monday or Tuesday. The league had discussions with Detroit and Indianapolis and briefly considered the University of Minnesota's outdoor stadium before deciding to hold the game at Ford Field at 7:20 p.m.

The game originally was scheduled for Sunday afternoon and already had been pushed back to Monday night because of the storm that dumped 17 inches of snow on Minneapolis.

No one was hurt, but the roof collapse sent the league and both teams scrambling.

The Giants' plane was diverted to Kansas City on Saturday, and the team initially planned to leave early Sunday morning and arrive in the Twin Cities in time to play. But the roof collapsed overnight, the fourth time in the building's 29-year history that has happened.

University of Minnesota officials told the NFL that TCF Bank Stadium was shut down for the winter and would take several days to prepare for another game. Removing all the snow, figuring out how to cram 64,000 Metrodome fans into a 50,000-seat stadium, and the fact that the Giants did not bring any cold-weather gear with them from New York for what would have been a brutally frigid night game all combined to make that site problematic.

The New Orleans Saints and Colts also said they were willing to help.

"It's Detroit. Goodcall. Makes sense," Colts owner Jim Irsay wrote on Twitter.

The Vikings are refunding the cost of the tickets for the game for any fans who can't make it to Detroit. Those that do will be given priority seating along the 50-yard line at Ford Field and the Lions will distribute free general admission tickets starting at 9 a.m.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fire ravages a Shanghai skyscraper

Shanghai Firefighters try to put out a massive blaze at an apartment building in the downtown area of Shanghai, China, on Monday, Nov. 15. At least 42 people were killed and 90 injured in the towering inferno.

Monday, September 27, 2010

blackberry unveil the playbook tablet pc 9/27/10


Research In Motion unveiled the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device. It’s a 7-inch display, with a 1GHz processor under the hood and a capacitive touchscreen. It’s positioned by RIM as the first “professional tablet,” and with that in mind we were looking forward to getting some preliminary hands-on time with the device, but that didn’t happen today 7″ LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
1 GHz dual-core processor
1 GB RAM
Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
HDMI video output
Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
Ultra thin and portable:
Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley 9/20/10

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his apartment Monday in an apparent suicide.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's apartment in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom. He said detectives believe McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Robinson said authorities were called by a female friend of McKinley's who discovered the body after returning from an errand with his child. The sheriff declined to say if authorities found a suicide note.

"It's still part of our investigation and probably nothing we'll talk about right now," he said.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2010/09/20/sp-mckinley-dead.html#ixzz108ndUrTo

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New BlackBerry Torch announced 8/3/10


news story now-A new BlackBerry called the Torch, with both a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, was unveiled Tuesday by Research In Motion, which hopes to stop which the bleeding of customers migrating to the iPhone and phones using the Android operating system.

The phone, also known as the Torch 9800, will be available Aug. 12, and cost $199 with a two-year contract with AT&T, which will be the exclusive provider of the Torch.

The device will use RIM's new Operating System 6, which includes a badly needed re-do of the BlackBerry Web browser, which is painfully slow and frustrating to use. The new browser is called the Torch Mobile browser. It is based on WebKit, the same engine used by Apple and Google.

The Torch, noted NPD analyst Ross Rubin, looks "a bit like a high-end Palm Pre" with its touchscreen and slide-out keyboard. It has a 3.2-inch, 360-by-480 capacitive touch-screen display.

The phone, with Wi-Fi, has pinch-to-zoom on the touchscreen, something the iPhone and other devices already feature. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, as well as "environment" settings. The camera will name pictures by location.

A hallmark of the new operating system is universal search, RIM CEO Mike Lazardis said at a press conference. Universal search is something offered already on the iPhone, Android and Palm devices. It lets users search their devices by keyword to find anything on the device — in e-mail, contacts or music, for example — to that keyword.

The operating system "is cool," but there's not much there that "we haven't seen before elsewhere," said Michael Gartenberg, partner with Altimeter Group, a technology research and advisory firm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lorenzen Wright, is dead at 34 Shocking 7/28/10

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Lorenzen Wright body dead has been found by law enforcement officials, according to multiple reports.

The body of missing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been found by law enforcement officials, according to multiple reports.

Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, says Memphis police have confirmed to family members that the body found in a wooded area in the southeastern part of the city is the former Grizzlies player, according to The Associated Press.

A law enforcement source also told The Commercial Appeal in Memphis that the body was Wright's.

Wright had been missing since July 19, and his body was found by someone who called the police on Wednesday, the newspaper's report said.

The Memphis Police Department did not officially comment, but it is investigating a 911 hangup call from Wright's cellphone on Monday morning.

According to a police report released on Wednesday, Wright could have been a victim of foul play after he was thought to be seen carrying some amount of cash while leaving his ex-wife’s home in the nearby Memphis suburb of Collierville.

Wright's former wife, Sherra Robinson Wright, 39, told police that she didn't know who he left with or what type of car they were in.

Friends told The Commercial Appeal that Wright recently flew from Atlanta to Memphis to visit friends and his six children.

Wright had planned to drive back to the Atlanta area on July 19 with his children and a friend and was last seen at approximately 2 a.m. ET on July 19.

Wright was selected as the No. 7 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft and played for five NBA teams during his 13 years in the league, which included five years with the Memphis Grizzlies after two seasons at the University of Memphis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Death by firing squad 6/17/10

Death by firing squad NewsStoryNow-UTAH Ronnie Lee Gardner executed by firing squad The 49-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after 12 a.m mountain time see the hole story at

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cop Punches Woman in Face

Seattle police are investigating what they call an assault of an officer in South Seattle on Monday. However, a police officer is seen punching a 17-year-old girl in the face during the incident captured by a cell phone camera.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Massive sinkhole opens in Guatemala City during storm 6/1/10

Giant sinkhole opens in Guatemala City during storm 178 people is dead in the floods

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New 100 dollar bill 4/21/10


Benjamin Franklin is still on the C-note but he has been joined by a disappearing Liberty Bell in an inkwell and a bright blue security ribbon composed of thousands of tiny lenses that magnify objects in mysterious ways. Move the bill and the objects move in a different direction.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meteor shower reported across Midwestern sky's 4/15/10

Massive fireball or meteor shower reported across Midwestern sky Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Earthquake hits NW China, at least 300 dead

The death toll in a strong earthquake that rocked northwestern China's remote Qinghai province on Wednesday has risen to around 300, with another 8,000 injured, state media has reported.

Houses have collapsed, roads have been damaged or blocked by landslides and telecommunications have been disrupted following Wednesday's quake, with recorded a magnitude of 6.9, according to the US Geological Survey.

Officials said many others were injured by the quake, which wreaked havoc on the flimsy earth and wood houses near the epicentre in the high-altitude area of Qinghai province on the border with Tibet.

"The injured are everywhere in the street, a lot of people are bleeding from head wounds," state Xinhua news agency quoted a local official, identified as Zhuohuaxia, as saying.

He said more than 85 per cent of houses had collapsed in the town of Jiegu, located near the quake's epicentre.

"There is a big crack in the Yushu Hotel, the four-storey meeting hall of the prefecture government has collapsed," the official said.

At least part of a vocational school had also collapsed and "a lot of students are buried underneath," he added.

Monday, April 12, 2010

5-megapixel camera, while the Kin Two will have a 8-megapixel camera. The Kin Two will also be capable of shooting HD-quality video


5-megapixel camera, while the Kin Two will have a 8-megapixel camera. The Kin Two will also be capable of shooting HD-quality video

Microsoft unveiled the Kin 1 an Kin

Microsoft unveiled the Kin 1 an see the 2 phones at Kinhttp://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/04/12/next_a_kin_microsoft_to_try_new_consumer_phones/ In this photo released by Microsoft Corp., two phones unveiled Monday, April 12, 2010, that are meant for social networking-savvy teens and twenty-somethings, in an attempt to revitalize its mobile business and regain ground on iPhones and BlackBerrys, are shown. Microsoft said its new touch-screen phones, a short, square-shaped handset called Kin 1 and a longer, more rectangular one called Kin 2. Both will be sold exclusively in the U.S. by Verizon Wireless. They are being made by Sharp Corp., which has produced Sidekick cell phones, whose software comes from Microsoft-owned

Friday, February 26, 2010

protest now Orca kills trainer at SeaWorld exhibit

Orca kills trainer at SeaWorld exhibit i am ordering the park close an the killer whale to be put down in protest the girl was only working she didnt do anything wrong, the enterprise knowed the animal was dangerous but money is first, they said the orca will stay there, the girl died and the sea world didnt do and wont do anything, because money is all they care. comments- fabiopamplonavideos (11 hours ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User It was very well done. At least once the orca experienced being free as it should have been all the time. The orca was designed for that. I hope the animal do it again with the others who are slavering it. xilo301 (56 minutes ago) Show Hide +1 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User @fabiopamplonavideos was not well done. the girl was only working she didnt do anything wrong, the enterprise knowed the animal was dangerous but money is first, they said the orca will stay there, the girl died and the sea world didnt do and wont do anything, because money is all they care. SuperShowtime44 (17 minutes ago) Show Hide Marked as spam
Reply | Remove all they care for is ths money if they re open the park it will be protest onceaponablake (14 hours ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User im sure if the whale thought she was a food source it would have ate her no probs...it was pissed off from being stuck up in a glass prison zaylana (1 day ago) Show Hide +7 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User i love how these guys do damage control...."a trainer was injured....a trainer slipped or fell into the pool". Every F'ing eyewitness has said that the whale came up and grabbed the trainer and shook her violently leading to her death. I;m no animal activist but im smart enough to know that these whales need to be set free...they were not born to do silly tricks for fat american tourists amusement 1COMODIN9 (1 day ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User Actually, the attack you described, is just the same as we see orcas perform on NatGeo or the Discovery Channel, coming from under and taking a seal, shaking it and baking it... how can we be sure than they can tell his trainer from a sea lion? fabiopamplonavideos (11 hours ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User @1COMODIN9 Ok, when it´s convenient for you you turn and think Orcas are stupid again. willieboy97 (1 day ago) Show Hide +1 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User i love Orcas ya but set this one free or somthing its not in shamus family it was brought by another aquarium that didnt want him i bet they abused him and this isnt his first kill or attack they need to help this whale any way they can MelloV32 (1 day ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam
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| Remove | Block User You do realize if they set him free he would die...he wouldn't know how to survive in the wild, just like any other animal in the zoo. post your comments now an stsy or bookmark this blog thanks

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Andrew Koenig, is dead at 41


The body of actor Andrew Koenig, 41, was found in Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, his father, Walter Koenig, said.

Walter Koenig, best known for playing Pavel Chekov on the original "Star Trek" television series, said his son took his own life. Walter Koenig was with the group who discovered his son's body.

"Andrew had some very close friends here in Vancouver, he really felt this was home," Walter Koenig said at a Vancouver Police press conference. "Ten of them decided today (to make) yet another sweep of Stanley Park and invited me to join them."
A leak forced the partial closure and evacuation of Dubai Mall on Thursday as shoppers had to avoid a torrent of water gushing from its landmark aquarium.

Water poured out of the structure but none of the 33,000 sea creatures advertised as living inside, got out. The aquarium has the capacity to hold 10 million litres of water.

Dubai Civil Defence confirmed that the aquarium had developed a minor crack

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Plane crashes into Austin Texas office building 2/18/10

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news is quoting federal officials as saying the pilot had set his home ablaze before intentionally crashing plane into the building.
Paramedics have set up a triage center at the scene, though it is unclear how many people are injured. EMS officials said one person was unaccounted for.
“We have no idea right now if there are any patients, or how many,” Austin-Travis County EMS Assistant Director James Shamard said.
Mathilda Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Seton Family of Hospitals, said University Medical Center Brackenridge received two patients, and that no other hospitals had received any.
The Internal Revenue Service has offices in the building, including its civil enforcement and criminal investigations divisions, said Special Agent Michael Lemoine, a spokesman for the criminal investigations division.
He said that some IRS offices are on the first floor, which Lemoine said was hit by the plane.
He said that the criminal investigations division personnel are safe and accounted for. He did not have information on the civil division workers, who conduct audits and other activity at the offices

According to an FBI agent who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to release information, the incident is being investigated as an accident, although eyewitnesses said the plane seemed to come in at full throttle. He said the plane was out of Waco and that Federal Aviation Administration officials are en route to the scene. NEWS
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AUSTIN, Texas - A small plane crashed Thursday into a multistory office building in Austin, causing a fire and sending black smoke billowing from the seven-story structure, officials said. At least two people were injured and a third was unaccounted for.

Law enforcement officials in Austin said the pilot may have intentionally crashed the plane.

The aircraft hit the Echelon Building, which is next to a major highway in north AustinCNN is quoting federal officials as saying the pilot had set his home ablaze before intentionally crashing plane into the building.
Paramedics have set up a triage center at the scene, though it is unclear how many people are injured. EMS officials said one person was unaccounted for.
“We have no idea right now if there are any patients, or how many,” Austin-Travis County EMS Assistant Director James Shamard said.
Mathilda Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Seton Family of Hospitals, said University Medical Center Brackenridge received two patients, and that no other hospitals had received any.
The Internal Revenue Service has offices in the building, including its civil enforcement and criminal investigations divisions, said Special Agent Michael Lemoine, a spokesman for the criminal investigations division.
He said that some IRS offices are on the first floor, which Lemoine said was hit by the plane.
He said that the criminal investigations division personnel are safe and accounted for. He did not have information on the civil division workers, who conduct audits and other activity at the offices

According to an FBI agent who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to release information, the incident is being investigated as an accident, although eyewitnesses said the plane seemed to come in at full throttle. He said the plane was out of Waco and that Federal Aviation Administration officials are en route to the scene.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

angrey fans throws water bottlies on the basketball corut

Tiger Woods will end nearly three months of silence Friday when he speaks to the media for the first time about his middle-of-the-night accident that

tiger woods will make a a news conference or statement on friday Woods will talk to a small group of reports ao 11:00 am at ponte Vedra Beach Fla. home of the PGA tour

Monday, February 15, 2010

A climber fell into the crater on Mount St. Helens

a man fall into mount st.helens crater he was standing on the edge of cornice when it gave way an the man fall in

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shooting at alabama huntsville unv.3 killed 2/12/10

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bill clinton recovering from hart surgery 23/12/10

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Shooting at alabama huntsville unv.3 killed 2/12/10

Olympic georgian luger dies in training an run crash

VANCOUVER news The Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony was launched in a flurry of ticker-tape Friday in an event dedicated to Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died earlier in a horror smash. The domed BC Place stadium in Vancouver was packed with thousands of people clad in white in an event involving a host of stars and linking Canada's past with the modern nation, including a welcome from Native peoples. Ahead of the start of the ceremony, organisers said it would include several elements in honour of Kumaritashvili who was killed after flying off the luge track at high speed and smashing into a metal pillar during a training run. As the Georgian team, dressed in red and wearing black armbands, marched into the stadium, the crowd cheered and stood to applaud. The show was being staged in front of International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean and the chiefs of the Four Host First Nations. Ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky was due to be among the torchbearers while flagbearers included ice hockey legend Bobby Orr, former Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve and actor Donald Sutherland. Performers featured on the programme included teenage musical prodigy Nikki Yanofsky and international stars Bryan Adams and Joni Mitchell. The two Korean teams were kept apart as the teams marched into the stadium. North Korea, listed as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, entered the stadium at number 23 while the South entered at number 45. The two nations have remained technically at war since their 1950-53 conflict ended only in an armistice. About 2,500 athletes from a record 82 countries are participating in the games, vying for medals in 86 events - including the newly added ski-cross competition. First-time Winter Olympic participants include the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Ghana, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru and Serbia. The overall favorites include Germany and the United States - which finished first and second four years ago in Turin - and also Canada, a best-ever third in 2006 and now brashly proclaiming its intention to finish atop the medals table on its home turf. "We're still going to be nice, but we're going to be nice in winning," said Michael Chambers, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. The Canadian team was scheduled to be the last contingent in the parade of nations at Friday's ceremony, marching behind flagbearer Clara Hughes, defending gold medalist in the 5,000- meter speedskating race. Just ahead in the parade will be the Americans. Their flagbearer is Mark Grimmette, 39, of Muskegon, Mich.,