Monday, June 30, 2008

Supermodel Suicide Story!

Supermodel Ruslana Korshunova died Saturday afternoon June 28, 2008 by jumping from her apartment window in Lower Manhattan. Investigators said it is apparently a suicide. She was only 21.

Police state there appeared to be no signs of a struggle having taken place inside the 9th-floor apartment, which the green-eyed, 5'8" model had occupied for only two months.

The Kazakhstan-born "Russian Rapunzel," as she was known, had appeared as cover girl on editions of French Elle and Russian Vogue, as well as in ads for Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Vera Wang and Christian Dior.

"Our hearts are with her family," a spokesman for her agency, IMG (which also represents Heidi Klum and Kate Moss) told the Post.

Artem Perchenok, 24, her former boyfriend told the paper that the two had watched the movie Ghost and that he dropped her off at home at 5 a.m. Saturday. "She was a good person," he said.

New York's Daily News suggested a lost love was the reason for Korshunova's being despondent.

Quoting poetry she'd placed on the Web, the paper reports that matters of the heart served as the central theme to all her writing.

"Do not confuse love and desire," she posted on her My Space profile on May 30. "Love is the sun, desire – only flash. Desire dazzles, and the sun gives life."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tim McGraw Fights With Disrespectful Fan

Country music star Tim McGraw is not only a cowboy at heart but on his actions too! During one of his concerts at White River Amphitheater he pulled a man on stage because he saw him getting rowdy to a woman on the audience. Watch this clip below for you to see what had transpire.

The singer ejected the rowdy man from the spectators, in the defense of a female fan. Others, who were standing close to him in the audience, said that he smelled of alcohol and was moving around wildly during the song, smashing into people next to him.

The man, wearing a tank top and cowboy hat, made a quick move toward McGraw, and the singer raised a clinched fist in response.

"He gets up and starts acting like he's going to fight Tim McGraw," said Tricia Johnson, who was there at the concert. "Just, strange."

When McGraw saw him troubling a female fan in the front row, he yelled out “Get rid of this guy! Security!”

Since the security did not turn up fast enough, the singer himself leaned into the crowd and grabbed the man, taking him off of the woman. He was helped by many in his stage crew as well.

Security guards then ran in from the wings of the White River Amphitheater stage to help hold the man back.

The band's performance of 'Indian Outlaw' was not halted and McGraw quickly stepped to the mic and picked up with the line "I ain't lookin' for trouble ... .” as if on cue.

The rabble-rouser on being approached later said that he didn't know what happened; and that he thought he was being pulled on stage to sing with McGraw.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alicia Keys, Kanye West Big Winners On BET Awards 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - The Black Entertainment Television Awards in Los Angeles California provide their gratitude for performers such as Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Chris Brown by giving them BET awards they totally deserved.

Kanye West came out a double winner, getting awards for both Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration for his single "Good Life," sharing the award with rapper-producer T-Pain.

West brought Lil' Wayne on stage when he accepted the for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, praising the fellow rapper for being his biggest competition. Lil' Wayne, who sold one million copies of his recent album in its first week, returned the favor when he picked up the Viewers' Choice Award for "Lollipop."

Brown took home the Best Male R&B Artist award at the star-studded event, hosted by DL Hughley, which boasted an opening performance of "Love In This Club" by Usher.

Brown enlisted the help of Ciara for his "Take You Down" performance, while the crooner’s girlfriend Rihanna entertained the audience with her ballad "Standing Ovation."

Keys snagged the Best Female R&B Artist award, telling reporters her onstage collaboration "was very exciting for me to combine all of the people I admire."

Other winners included Missy Elliot (Best Female Hip Hop Artist), Halle Berry (Best Actress), and Denzel Washington (Best Actor).

Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton and Maxwell paid a musical tribute to Al Green who received the Legendary Lifetime Award. Actress Queen Latifah presented Quincy Jones with the Humanitarian Award.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Business Analyst in Web Design

Web design can be confusing to anyone. The programming needed seems to be a never ending cycle of code, application, and algorithms. Trying to determine what numbers plug into which schematic might be a bit confusing to anyone with out technical training. The business analyst can assist with the web design of a large company right down to the mom and pop corner store. Web design has become a need which must be addressed by almost every industry. There are so many people today who rely on information technology to research everything from apples to zoological studies and everything in between. The business analyst can assist with implementing the strategy necessary for a profitable web design.

Acting as the liaison between the stakeholder and the IT (Information Technology) department, the business analyst can speak to both. He or she is knowledgeable with technology which can benefit the stakeholders. The business analyst can also explain to the IT department what is needed for the stakeholders to be happy. This is his or her job.

The business analyst will be able to listen to the stakeholders to determine the needs of the business. He or she may ask pertinent questions as to the web design in question. He or she will make suggestions to the stakeholder to explain new or existing technology that may be utilized. The stakeholder may not be familiar with options available to the company.

Acting as the spokesman for all departments, the business analyst will be able to take ideas offered by the stakeholders and transform them into usable information for the IT department. He or she will be able to come up with a workable solution for each key point needed by the stakeholder. The business analyst will also be able to formulate a definitive plan of action or a project program to lay out the ground work necessary for the web design to actually perform according to plan.

There may be information the business analyst must gather from the end user to determine if the needs assessment performed by the stakeholders is viable. In some cases it is not usable information or may be off the target scope. The end user will know better what will make the web design complete. The options available for the end user may be overlooked by the stakeholders. The business analyst will be able to ascertain from surveys and site inspections what is needed to satisfy all parties involved.

Web design will be a team effort developed by many departments. It is up to the business analyst to choose these teams so the best of the best is available. He or she will be able to motivate the individual teams to act as a unit for the betterment of the project. The departments will work alone and together to complete the project in a timely manner.

Using a business analyst to develop a project program for web design is a smart business decision. He or she may have code experience which will help in analyzing the problems which may come up. The business analyst will be able to decipher the facts and figures to better explain to the IT department what is useless code and what is viable. The shrew business stakeholders will benefit from hiring a business analyst when the idea of web design presents it's self.

Some Tips for Financial Planning

There are a lot of people who live from pay check to pay check and the idea of having a little extra cash each pay day seems very impossible to achieve.

Financial planning is a great way to manage your funds and expenses so that saving a few dollars every pay day can be done. However, to do this you need to have patience and determination. A lot of us always hear the importance to budget our finances and it sounds like a wonderful idea but to actually do it is the hard part. Financial planning is a good way to save some money by listing out all of your expenses and then sticking on to your budget. If you are successful in your financial planning you will be able to start saving money.

It is also proven that financial planning tends to fail when either of the following two things occurs:

1. Something that you planned on spending on is far more expensive than you thought it would be.
2. When something unexpected happens like your roof breaks down.

There are a few very useful things that you can try to save some money. For paying your electricity, telephone and water bills where you usually have an idea of the amount that you will be paying, you can arrange pre-payments rather than waiting for the bill to come. Even if you will be paying just a few dollars every week, it can make a huge difference if your bills arrive every quarter.

For credit cards, they can be the best thing and can also be the biggest ruin in an individual’s financial wellness. If you frequently use it, always remember that it is best to pay the outstanding balance in full to save more dollars in interest. If you are unable to at least pay more than the minimum balance. It is also better to talk to your bank or other lending companies if it is possible to consolidate your credit cards into loans. Interests on home and personal loans are a lot lower than the interests on credit cards.

The bottom line in financial planning is to know when to say “no”. Regardless of how good the deal may be, do not buy it if you know that it will strain your finances. Try to save that money instead. By the time that you are able to have enough money to spend, you will realize that the things that you were supposed to buy were not a necessity.

It is important that you learn to have patience and determination in financial planning. You may not be able to pay all of your debts overnight but you are at least getting closer to your goals day by day.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New David Beckham Armani Ad!

David Beckham, star soccer player bares it all again on his new Emporio Armani ad this year. This campaign will unveil tonight at the giant mural facing Macy's at San Francisco! Dubbed as the manliest man alive, this hunk will again make the women drool to his inviting images for this ad. Check out other David Beckham Armani pictures here from his ads last year.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Boston Celtics - NBA Finals 2008 Champions

Its a big disappoint for LA Lakers fan watching their team being buried in a 39 points advantage of the now NBA champion Boston Celtics. The Celtics have returned to their home turf to deliver a very fatal blow on the Lakers ego. This is the 17th franchise win of the Boston Celtics there first one after 22 years of drought. This is also the first ring that Kevin "The Big Ticket" Garnett received from his entire professional basketball career.

The big 3 of the Boston Celtics had been emotional on the end of the game even tough Garnett cried while being interviewed. Garnett scored 26 points with 14 rebounds, Allen scored 26 and Pierce, The Finals MVP who shook off a sprained right knee sustained in Game 1, added 17 as the Celtics, a 24-win team a year ago, wrapped up their first title since 1986.

In the final minute, Pierce doused Celtics coach Doc Rivers with red Gatorade. Owner Wyc Grousbeck, who named his group Banner 17 to leave no doubt about his goal, put an unlit cigar in his mouth - a tribute to Auerbach, the patriarch who had a hand in the franchise's first 16 titles.

Garnett and Allen were All-Stars in other cities, stuck in Minnesota and Seattle, respectively, on teams going nowhere. But brought together in trades last summer by Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, a member of the '86 Celtics champions, they joined Pierce and formed an unbreakable bond, a trio as tight as the club's lucky shamrock logo.

Congratulations Boston Celtics! NBA Champions 2008!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vatican Bans Tom Hanks From Filming Angels and Demons Into Churches

Angels and Demons the movie is on production right now but big problems arise. Angels and Demons is based on a novel of the same title written by the famous and controversial author Dan Brown. Angels and Demons is the prequel of the most talk about and best selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The Roman Catholic church is adamant not to let the cast of Angels and Demons to shoot into the churches in Rome.

Tom Hanks and fellow stars of the movie in the making are banned into the churches of the Vatican to shoot the movie because according to the Vatican "the movie does not conform to their views".

Producers have requested to have access but unfortunately they have been denied several times especially on the churches Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria which are included into the novel.

The Diocese of Rome spokesman Monsignor Marcus Fibbi issued the following statement, "It's a film that treats religious issues in a way that contrasts with common religious sentiment," Fibbi told the wire service. "Normally we read the script but this time it was not necessary. The name Dan Brown was enough."

Well, the statement summarizes it all doesn't it?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Have A Vacation On The Fine Cocoa Beach

The Space Coast is a great place for a vacation and a hotel in Cocoa Beach is an ideal accommodation choice. Orlando is just an hour away and the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are popular tourist stops. There are opportunities to go surfing, deep sea fishing and golfing or spend a lazy time soaking up the sun on the beach.

One of the most popular places to stay for a vacation or for business travel is at the Fawlty Towers Resort. It is near to all the major attractions and two minutes walk to the beach. Orlando Airport is 45 minutes away and guests can watch rocket launches from this hotel in Cocoa Beach. It's a terrific hotel to relax in and has a heated swimming pool, surrounded by a tropical garden with a bar serving European beers and cider. Cruise passengers also stay here as Port Canaveral is close by with many cruise liners coming and going. The resort offers an airport shuttle service that includes the cost of a room with transport to and from the airport. A similar service operates for Port Canaveral.

Guests enjoy free use of the Boom Fitness Center and its well equipped gym. There are free weights, massage therapies and aerobics and spinning classes. There is also instruction in yoga and Pilates and personal trainers give individual attention. After a good work out, guests can make use of the sauna to relax or the tanning booths.

In addition to being in a wonderful area, this hotel in Cocoa Beach offers great amenities and service. Fawlty Towers has 32 rooms with balconies providing views of the ocean or the pool and en suite bathrooms. Several of the rooms have four poster beds. Some rooms have micro fridges and some have fully equipped kitchens. All guests have access to free high speed wireless Internet. Domestic pets are welcome with the exception of certain breeds of dog.

All rooms contain a 27 inch television set with video player. Guests can choose from a selection of complimentary films. Rooms also have a hair dryer and a coffee maker. Irons, ironing boards and tea kettles are available from the reception area and there is an on site laundry that is open over 24 hours. The Fawlty Towers resort is a great example of a hotel in Cocoa Beach for every type of visitor, some of whom return year after year.

A Vacation On Dewey Beach

The Atlantic Ocean coastline of Delaware attracts many visitors in the summer months and one of the favorite destinations is Dewey Beach. It's a great place to relax on the beach or take a stroll in the beautiful Rehoboth Bay and admire the boats in the marina. June and July is the time to spot dolphins off shore. Families and retirees frequent the area but it has also got a reputation for good nightlife, attracting a great deal of young people.

The town has several bars, nightclubs and restaurants, especially busy on the warm weekends. Venues include The Starboard, famous for its build your own Bloody Mary bar. There is entertainment from a DJ, live music and deck parties. The Dogfish Head Brewery is a friendly, informal bar with live music and ales brewed in house. Sports lovers like to go to the Frogg Pond to watch the game on large plasma screens. Good food and live bands are also on offer in addition to karaoke nights. The Summer House is another popular restaurant and nightclub in Dewey Beach.

Mini malls in the town cater for everyone's shopping needs and include several stores, devoted to the beach lifestyle with beach fashions, swimwear and water sports equipment. There is a wide choice of restaurants, including Italian and pizza places and steak, seafood and chicken restaurants. Accommodation in Dewey Beach is available in up market hotels or rented summer houses right on the beach. Group beach houses are also available for rent.

There is plenty to do here for the active with various water sports available and it's possible to book a week's worth of sailing lessons. Visitors can hire a sailboat, kayak or powerboat. Guided Eco Tours are also very popular. Several golf courses in Dewey Beach offer great amenities, including the public access championship course at Baywood Greens. The property consists of 27 acres of attractive, landscaped grounds with artificial ponds, tunnels, flowers and trees. This course has the nickname of Augusta of the North.

All the family can have a terrific day out at Jungle Jim's Waterpark, which has giant water slides, go-karts, and mini golf. There is a wave pool, toddler pool, activity pool and a lazy river. Other amenities include a 24 foot climbing wall and batting cages for softball and baseball. The fun bumper boats pond has boats equipped with water guns in a pool with jungle animals that are also set to fire!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NBA FINALS: Lakers Vs Celtics Game 3 Result

The Lakers won the 3rd game of the NBA Finals after the 2 game losing streak at the Celtics hometown. MVP, Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and Sasha Vujacic help with an amazing 20 points to get a 6 point advantage against the Boston Celtics at 87-81.

The 3rd game of the series was held at the Staples Center at the hometown of the Lakers at Los Angeles. Both team have a great record on their home court. Both don't like losing in their territories.

Kobe is definitely on the zone at his hometown and the Celtics should do their best to contain him. He is the league MVP for no reason. That's why its a poor judgment for Doc Rivers to let Allen go against Kobe on the last minute of the game.

I am seeing a 7 game series for this Finals. It will be more exciting and the fans will love watching their team and their favorite players battle against the title with their life long rivalry of the Celtics and the Lakers basketball since Bird's and Johnson's time.

NBA Finals Schedules:

Game 4 will be played on June 12 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.

Game 5 June 15 at Los Angeles, California

Game 6 June 17 LA at Boston

Game 7 June 19 LA at Boston.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Boy Died Due to Secondary Drowning

A 10-year-old South Carolina boy died last weekend after he swallowed water from a swimming pool. The unusual thing is that the boy died several hours after he swallowed the water.

According to FoxNews, police said that Johnny Jackson, from Goose Creek had been swimming Sunday in a pool from his apartment complex and swallowed some water. His mother saw that Johnny inhaled a lot of water but she dismissed it seeing that the child is alright.

After the incident, Johnny went to take a nap in his room because he was feeling sleepy. When someone went to check on him, the boy had water coming out of his nose and was breathing with difficulty.

His mother called 911 and the boy was sent to Trident Hospital. Doctors tried to save him but Johnny died. Cause of death: asphyxiation.

Berkeley County Coroner Glenn Rhoad said that Johnny had his lungs filled with water, causing him to asphyxiate. Doctors said that the fourth-grader at Westview Elementary School drowned.

According to FoxNews, not all cases of drowning happen immediately. There is secondary drowning as well, which can happen as much as 72 hours later, without any signs.

There was no way that his family could have known what was happening.