Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tony Kornheiser

What we have been hearing about Tony Kornheiser, the host of “Pardon the Interruption” which is broadcasted on ESPN, is that ESPN has suspended him. It has been reported that last week Tony Kornheiser made comments about the wardrobe of Hannah Storm during his show. Though he apologized for making his comments yet he has been suspended. One of the ESPN spokesmen said that Tony Kornheiser has been suspended just for few days.

Definitely you have been searching for what Tony Kornheiser said about Hannah Storm’ wardrobe? He said that Hannah Storm was in a very tight shirt he also said that Hannah Storm was dressed a horrifying outfit. To deliver such words about someone is indeed not a favorable thing so that Tony Kornheiser has been facing the music.

Tony Kornheiser said that Hannah Storm looks as she has sausage covering packaging around upper body. He also added that he knows that Hannah Strom is very good and he is not believed to be important of ESPN inhabitants. Tony Kornheiser also said that he will call her a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this instant.

Next day Tony Kornheiser started his radio show and said that he apologizes clearly and he is a sarcastic and seditious chap. He also added that he is in fact not a gnome and he knows that he has no right to pick holes in others personality. He also included he realizes that he did bad, he should not insult Hannah Storm and he is also not allowed to observe how someone is looking like and which kind of clothes someone is wearing.

ESPN did not provide the information regarding the day when Tony Kornheiser will rejoin his radio show.

Original Post By: Alex
Resource: http://news.about-knowledge.com/tony-kornheiser/

Monday, February 22, 2010

R.I.P. Edith ‘Jackie’ Ronne: ‘First U.S. Woman on Antarctica’

Edith “Jackie” Ronne was 28 years old when she set foot on Antarctica in 1947. It was a journey she never intended to take.

She was, according to the Washington Post, talked into joining the expedition by her explorer husband so she could, among other things, write stories about the expedition for the North American Newspaper Alliance and the New York Times. As part of the expedition team, she became the first U.S. women on Antarctica and, along with Canadian Jennie Darlington, the first woman to spend a winter on the continent. (The first woman on Antarctica: Norwegian Caroline Mikkelsen, in 1935.)

Ronne was 89.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary about the expedition she joined:

Original Post By: Michael Yessis
Resource: http://www.worldhum.com/travel-blog/item/r.i.p.-edith-jackie-ronne-first-u.s.-woman-on-antarctica-20090618/

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Plane Crash Austin

Plane Crash Austin, Echelon Building Austin: Authorities are investigating an Austin plane crash that took place this morning at an office building in Northwest Austin, Texas.
Austin police say a small plane crashed into the seven-story building in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard, per the Austin Statesman.

CNN is reporting that the man set his house on fire, stole the plane and crashed it intentionally, citing a federal official.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the building is located on a major highway in the city.

CBS Radio News tweeted that the FBI has an office nearby the site in the same office park.

Austin police said at least two people were hospitalized and one person was unaccounted for.

Twitter updates around Austin are streaming in about the crash. The TweetPhoto image of the building seen here was posted by

Resource: http://gisnap.com/news/plane-crash-austin/

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hotmail down | Hotmail service unavailable

Windows Live Messenger Services which includes Hotmail went down Tuesday morning.

A lot of troubled users encountered the “service unavailable” message when they tried to sign in to their Windows Live accounts and Hotmail accounts.

Windows Live Hotmail, formerly known as MSN Hotmail and commonly referred to simply as Hotmail, is a free web-based email service operated by Microsoft as part of its Windows Live group.

Update – MSNBC issued this statement:
“This morning, around 9:30am PST, the Windows Live ID sign-in service experienced a partial outage that caused some customers to not be able to sign into services using Windows Live ID for approximately one hour,” Microsoft said in a statement.

“The service is now restored to normal. Microsoft apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused customers.”

Original Post by: Ron Del Rosario

Resource: http://www.thedailyinquirer.net/hotmail-down-hotmail-service-unavailable/029562

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fashion Icon Alexander McQueen Found Dead

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead Thursday at his home of an apparent suicide. He was 40. McQueen was discovered at his luxury flat in Green Park, central London, where it is believed he hanged himself. He died just days after the loss of his mother, Joyce. "It is a tragic loss," McQueen's office said in a statement to UK's Daily Mail. "We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family." The notable designer had a large list of celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Beyonce and Naomi Campbell.

McQueen's contemporary line, McQ, was scheduled to be shown at New York Fashion Week on Thursday afternoon. KCD, the PR company handling the show, says the presentation is canceled.

Born Lee Alexander McQueen, the designer was the youngest of six children and left school at 16 to work as a tailor apprentice at Savile Row's Anderson & Sheppard, whose clients included Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev.

"At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family," his family says in a statement (via PEOPLE.) "Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."

His death also comes just three years after his close friend Isabella Blow killed herself. Blow discovered McQueen during her tenure as fashion director of Tatler. According to friends, McQueen was so distraught by her death that he dedicated his spring summer 2008 show at Paris Fashion Week to his late friend.

In 1994, McQueen enrolled in London's prestigious Central Saint Martins Fashion School, and upon graduating, he set up his own label based in the East End of London. Openly gay, McQueen once described himself as the 'pink sheep of the family'. He married his partner, filmmaker George Forsyth, in the summer of 2000.

The celebrated designer won numerous industry accolades, including being named International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designer Awards. In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II made him a Commander of the British Empire for his contribution to fashion.

The news of McQueen's death has sent shock-waves through the big tent at Bryant Park, where New York Fashion Week is held.

Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, said: "Everyone in this tent is shocked. ... He was obviously incredibly talented and had a creative energy. There was a real sense of energy in everything he did."

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour issued the following statement: "We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen's influence was astonishing - from street style, to music culture and the world's museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss."

Original Post By: PopEater Staff
Resource: http://www.popeater.com/2010/02/11/fashion-designer-alexander-mcqueen-commits-suicide/

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Live Blog

As we recently reported, the Bonnaroo Music Festival will be rolling out their official 2010 lineup announcement today starting at noon EST, in continuation of their annual lineup tease-fest. However, a number of bands seemingly wanted to boost traffic to their own websites couldn’t wait to break the news to the world that they’ll be on this year’s lineup, so we’ve already got a number of artists confirmed.

Stay tuned to LMB, as we’ll be updating the lineup as all of the artists are confirmed throughout the day…Read more>>

Original Post By: whitperson

Monday, February 8, 2010

RIP, Jack Murtha

Democratic Congressman Jack Murtha died minutes ago at age 77.

Complications from gall bladder surgery.

He was a native of New Martinsville, West Virginia, and a Marine who was elected in 1974 as part of the Democratic class of congressmen following President Nixon’s resignation in disgrace.

Ironically from Abscam to his own Earmarks Incorporated chairmanship of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Murtha’s 35 years in Congress were tainted by scandal.

He became a liberal icon when he announced he opposed the war in Iraq a year after enthusiastically voting for it.

Rest in peace.

UPDATE: Chris Cillizza said a special election to fill the seat will likely be held on May 18, which is the primary election in Pennsylvania. I figure whoever wins that gets re-elected in November.

The Associated Press report:

HARRISBURG, Pa. — U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.

The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said.

In 1974 Murtha, then an officer in the Marine Reserves, became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. One of Congress’ most hawkish Democrats, he wielded considerable clout for two decades as the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending.

Murtha voted in 2002 to authorize President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq, but Murtha’s growing frustration over the administration’s handling of the war prompted him in November 2005 to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.

“The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion,” he said.

Murtha’s opposition to the Iraq war rattled Washington, where the tall, gruff-mannered congressman enjoyed bipartisan respect for his work on military issues. On Capitol Hill, Murtha was seen as speaking for those in uniform when it came to military matters.

Born June 17, 1932, John Patrick Murtha delivered newspapers and worked at a gas station before graduating from Ramsay High School in Mount Pleasant.

Military service was in Murtha’s blood. He said his great-grandfather served in the Civil War, his father and three uncles in World War II, and his brothers in the Marine Corps.

He left Washington and Jefferson College in 1952 to join the Marines, where he rose through the ranks to become a drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C., and later served in the 2nd Marine Division.

Murtha moved back to Johnstown and remained with the Marine Reserves until he volunteered to go to Vietnam. He served as an intelligence officer there from 1966 to 1967 and received a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

After his discharge from the Marines, Murtha ran a small business in Johnstown. He went to the University of Pittsburgh on the GI Bill of rights, graduating in 1962 with a degree in economics.

He served in the Pennsylvania House in Harrisburg from 1969 until he was elected to Congress in a special election in 1974. In 1990, he retired from the Marine Reserves as a colonel.

“Ever since I was a young boy, I had two goals in life — I wanted to be a colonel in the Marine Corps and a member of Congress,” Murtha wrote in his 2004 book, “From Vietnam to 9/11.”

Murtha’s criticism of the Iraq war intensified in 2006, when he accused Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians “in cold blood” at Haditha, Iraq, after one Marine died and two were wounded by a roadside bomb.

Critics said Murtha unfairly held the Marines responsible before an investigation was concluded and fueled enemy retaliation. He said the war couldn’t be won militarily and such incidents dimmed the prospect for a political solution.

“This is the kind of war you have to win the hearts and minds of the people,” Murtha said. “And we’re set back every time something like this happens.”

In 2008, the Republican Party used Murtha’s words against him in TV ads aired less than a month before the election. The ads cited his criticism of the Haditha incident as well as his comment about “racist” voting tendencies of many western Pennsylvania residents. Still, Murtha handily won his 18th full term.

Murtha was a perennial target of critics of so-called pay-to-play politics. He routinely drew the attention of ethical watchdogs with off-the-floor activities from his entanglement in the Abscam corruption probe three decades ago to the more recent scrutiny of the connection between special-interest spending known as earmarks and the raising of cash for campaigns.

Murtha defended the practice of earmarking. The money, he said, benefited his constituents.

Murtha became chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee in 1989. The same year Paul Magliocchetti, a former subcommittee staffer, left Capitol Hill to found the now-defunct PMA Group. The lobbying firm, which specialized in obtaining earmarks for defense contractors, was one Murtha’s biggest sources of campaign cash.

In 2007 and 2008, Murtha and two fellow Democrats on the subcommittee directed $137 million to defense contractors who were paying PMA to get them government business. Between 1989 and 2009, Murtha collected more than $2.3 million in campaign contributions from PMA’s lobbyists and corporate clients, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political money.

Shortly after the 2008 election, the FBI raided PMA’s offices as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. In a separate development in January 2009, FBI agents raided the offices of a defense contractor from Murtha’s district — Windber-based Kuchera Defense Systems Inc. — that had received millions of dollars in earmarks sponsored by Murtha while contributing tens of thousands to his campaigns.

A year later, Kuchera was suspended from bidding on government contracts because of allegations that it paid more than $200,000 in kickbacks to another defense contractor.

Around the same time, the House ethics committee was investigating the link between PMA-related campaign contributions and earmarks, but it had not named a subcommittee to look into possible violations by individual lawmakers.

Murtha’s critics recall the Abscam corruption probe, in which the FBI caught him on videotape in a 1980 sting operation turning down a $50,000 bribe offer while holding out the possibility that he might take money in the future.

“We do business for a while, maybe I’ll be interested and maybe I won’t,” Murtha said on the tape.

Six congressmen and one senator were convicted in that case. Murtha was not charged, but the government named him as an unindicted co-conspirator and he testified against two other congressmen.

Murtha’s district encompasses all or parts of nine counties in southwestern Pennsylvania and embodies the region’s stereotypes of coal mines, steel mills and blue-collar values.

Constituents credited Murtha with bringing jobs and health care to the region, delivering hundreds of millions of dollars for local industry, hospitals and tourism. Critics derisively nicknamed Murtha the “king of pork” and said he used his position on the defense subcommittee to win favors.

Murtha often delivered Democratic votes to Republican leaders in exchange for the funding of pet projects. He wasn’t shy about such deals, once saying that “dealmaking is what Congress is all about.”

In 2006, when the Democrats captured control of the House for the first time in 12 years, Rep. Nancy Pelosi endorsed Murtha to become majority leader. Pelosi, D-Calif., went on to be elected as the first female House speaker, but caucus members picked Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., as their leader.

Resource: http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/9001