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Monday, June 28, 2010

Trending Topics: Travis Barker; Bio, Personal Life Discography and Remix Slaughterhouse "The One" Video

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Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is a musician, producer, and the drummer for the band Blink-182, as well as The Transplants. He was a frequent collaborator with DJ AM and together they formed TRV$DJAM.

After the split of his first band, Feeble, Barker began playing for The Aquabats in 1996 as The Baron Von Tito. He recorded one album with them, The Fury of the Aquabats!, in 1997. His career took off when he joined up with pop band, Blink-182 in 1998. Barker became known for his mohawk and his tendency to perform shirtless, revealing a multitude of tattoos. Barker has since established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and making guest appearances in music projects of numerous music genres including hip-hop, alternative rock, skate punk, pop and country. He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.

He founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and LaSalle Records in 2004. Companies such as DC Shoes and Zildjian cymbals have co-designed products in his name. His solo album is currently set for release in September, 2010.

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Personal life
Travis Barker was born to Randy and Gloria Barker in Fontana, California, which is located in San Bernardino County. Barker grew up in a high-crime area, where his father worked as a mechanic and his mother babysat for local kids. Barker started playing the drums at the age of 4 although he didn't become serious until about the age of 12. Barker studied with a jazz teacher and was exposed to all kinds of different music.

Barker had the same drum set until he was 15. His mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer three months earlier, died the day before he started high school. She told him to keep playing music and to follow his dreams. Barker attended Fontana High School, where he played in the jazz ensemble and marching band. He gained a lot of experience performing at regional competitions and festivals. During his senior year, he passed up drum corps tryouts to tour with a rock band. Barker gained a lot of experience performing with a few early rock bands. He finished high school and became a member of The Aquabats. He was nicknamed "Baron Von Tito." Barker did go back to drum corps for his age out year in 1996, to audition with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, but was ultimately cut and did not march.

Barker's marriage to former Miss USA Shanna Moakler was featured in MTV's Meet the Barkers (2005–2006). His marriage and personal life have been considerable media fodder following his divorce and a brief relationship with Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in 2006.[9] In early 2009, Barker and Moakler decided to get back together. On April 1, 2009, reps for both Barker and Moakler confirmed they had split following an argument at their home which required police attention. The argument was said to be caused after Barker confronted Moakler about her allegedly having an affair with Gerard Butler while he was recovering from his plane crash. Moakler's reps deny any reports of an affair.

Barker has a vast and unique collection of ghetto blasters and is a self-proclaimed car enthusiast.

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Discography:

Solo releases
* Can the Drummer Get Some? (2010)

With Blink-182
* Enema of the State (1999)
* The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) (2000)
* Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)
* Blink-182 (2003)
* Greatest Hits (2005)
* TBA (2010)

With Transplants
* Transplants (2002)
* Haunted Cities (2005)

With +44
* When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006)

With TRV$DJAM
* Fix Your Face (mixtape) (2008)
* Fix Your Face, Vol 2: Coachella (mixtape) (2009)

With The Aquabats
* The Fury of the Aquabats! (1997)

With Box Car Racer
* Box Car Racer (2002)

With Expensive Taste
* DJ Skee Presents: Expensive Taste (2007)

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Twitter Trending Topics: Janelle Monáe, Bio, Discography and Tightrope ft. Big Boi OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985 in Kansas City as Janelle Monáe Robinson) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer. She is currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records.

Discography
Demos
* 2003 The Audition
Albums
* 2010 The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)

EPs
* 2007 Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)

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Singles
* 2005 "Peachtree Blues"
* 2006 "Lettin' Go"
* 2007 "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!"
* 2008 "Sincerely, Jane"
* 2008 "Many Moons"
* 2009 "Come Alive (The War of the Roses)"
* 2010 "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi)
* 2010 "Cold War"
* 2010 "Tightrope (Wondamix) [Feat. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco]"

Appearances
* 2005 In "House" Sessions
* 2005 Broadcasting the Definition
* 2005 Got Purp? Vol 2
* 2006 Idlewild
* 2009 Open Happiness
* 2009 Stargate Universe[14]
* 2010 "Rip The Runway"
* 2010 The Kids
* 2010 BET 2010 Music Awards

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Twitter Trending Topics: Keri Hilson, Bio, Discography, Awards and Video Knock You Down ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo

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Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American R&B recording artist signed to Zone 4, Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records. Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Hilson made herself a name as a songwriter as part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch in the early- to mid 2000s, penning tracks for other artists such as Britney Spears, Ciara, Ludacris, and Usher.

Hilson's much-delayed debut studio album, In a Perfect World…, was released in March 2009, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States, where it was certified gold by the RIAA. The album produced five singles, including leading single "Energy" and "Knock You Down" featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, a worldwide top ten success. A reissue of the album, including previously unreleased songs such as the German number-one hit "I Like," recorded for the film Zweiohrküken (2009), was released in certain parts of Central Europe during the first quarter of 2010.

A prominent guest vocalist in both the contemporary R&B and hip hop genre, Hilson has been featured on over a dozen singles by other artitsts, beginning with Xzibit's "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)," on which she received her first official credit in 2004. Other successful collaborations include the number-one single "The Way I Are" and "Scream" with Timbaland, also featuring D.O.E. and Nicole Scherzinger respectively.

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Discography
Studio Albums

* In a Perfect World… (2009)

Awards and nominations
* American Music Awards
o 2009, Favorite Female R&B/Soul Artist (Nominated)
o 2009, Breakthrough Artist (Nominated)

* BET Awards
o 2009, Best New Artist (Winner)
o 2009, Viewer's Choice: "Turnin Me On" w/ Lil Wayne (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Collaboration: "Turnin Me On" w/ Lil Wayne (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Female R&B Artist (Nominated)

* Grammy Awards
o 2010, Best New Artist (Nominated)
o 2010, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Knock You Down" (Nominated)

* Image Awards
o 2010, Outstanding New Artist (Winner)

* Urban Music Awards
o 2009, Best Album (Nominated)
o 2009, Best Female Act (Nominated)

* MOBO Awards
o 2009, Best International Act: (Nominated)
o 2009, Best R&B/Soul Act: (Winner)

* MTV Video Music Awards
o 2007, Monster Single of the Year: "The Way I Are" w/ Timbaland (Nominated)

* Soul Train Awards
o 2009, Best New Artist (Winner)
o 2009, Song of the Year "Turnin Me On" (nominated)
o 2009, Record of the Year "Knock You Down" (nominated)
o 2009, Best Collaboration "Knock You Down" (Winner)

* Teen Choice Awards
o 2007, Choice Rap Single: "The Way I Are" w/ Timbaland (Winner)

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Twitter Trending Topics: Alicia Keys, Bio, Discography and Video

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Keys made guest appearances on several television series in the following years, beginning with Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold six million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys' first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000–2009 decade, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

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Discography
Studio albums
* Songs in A Minor (2001)
* The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)
* As I Am (2007)
* The Element of Freedom (2009)

Live albums
* Unplugged (2005)

Tours
* Songs in A Minor Tour (2001–2002)
* Verizon Ladies First Tour (2004)
* The Diary Tour (2005)
* As I Am Tour (2008)
* The Freedom Tour (2010)
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Twitter Trending Topics: BET Awards Pre-Show, Articles, Link Plus Video Interview

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The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. BET commissioned Artist/Sculptor and Hip Hop culture icon Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez to design the Award sculpture.

The inaugural ceremonies in 2001 were held at the Paris resort on the Las Vegas Strip. From 2002 through 2005, the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood hosted the ceremonies. Since 2006, the awards have been held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Hosts
* 2001: Steve Harvey & Cedric the Entertainer
* 2002: Steve Harvey & Cedric the Entertainer
* 2003: Mo'Nique
* 2004: Mo'Nique
* 2005: Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
* 2006: Damon Wayans
* 2007: Mo'Nique
* 2008: DL Hughley
* 2009: Jamie Foxx
* 2010: Queen Latifah

Lifetime Achievement & Humanitarian
The BET Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in a press conference. At the awards ceremony a mini-documentary is shown covering the honorees' life. The awards are given out separately.

The BET Lifetime Achievement Award is given a veteran artist or group who has made notable contributions to the music industry. The honoree is paid tribute to by current popular singers who perform the honoree's most recognized songs. The honoree will usually perform themselves after being paid tribute.

In 2002, at the second annual BET Awards, the category for the BET Award Humanitarian Award was created. The Humanitarian Award is given a celebrity philanthropist who donates their time and money to a charitable cause.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Trending Events: Nonton imb (Indonesia Mencari Bakat) + Brandon de Angelo Video

Saturday, June 26, 2010
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Indonesia Looking for Talent (Indonesia Mencari Bakat) is a talent search event children a nation that is packaged in a talent show genre program. This program was the fruit of thought sons and daughters of the nation; is designed, created, and will also be attended by children of the nation. Trans TV is a television station belonging to the Trans Corp (Trans TV Trans 7, and Trans Studio), this becomes an assurance that the talents found in Indonesia Talent Search will be channeled to perfection. Viewers will also be involved to determine the best talent through SMS polls. The main sponsor of this event is supermi.

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Trending Peoples: Christian Bautista Discography + Beautiful Girl Video

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Christian Joseph Morata Bautista (born October 19, 1981), more popularly known by his screen name Christian Bautista, is a Filipino singer, actor and model. He was a finalist of Star In A Million, a Philippine reality show aired on ABS-CBN channel, winning the 4th place in the competition in 2003. After the contest, he signed a recording contract with Warner Music Philippines and released his self-titled debut album, Christian Bautista. The multi-platinum album established his name as an OPM artist with songs such as "The Way You Look At Me", "Invincible" and "Hands To Heaven" topping the charts. The singer gained popularity not only in the Philippines but in other countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

The singer also collaborated with fellow Filipino singers Nina, Sitti, Rachelle Ann Go, Sarah Geronimo, Sheryn Regis, Erik Santos and Mark Bautista. He regularly appears in ABS-CBN's variety show ASAP XV.

Studio Albums
* 2004: Christian Bautista
* 2005: Completely
* 2008: Captured
* 2009: Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan

Other Albums

* 2006: Just A Love Song...Live!
* 2009: The Platinum Collection

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Trending Events: Lunar Eclipse

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth such that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes. The next total lunar eclipse will occur on December 21, 2010. Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. A lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place. Some lunar eclipses have been associated with important historical events.

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Recent and forthcoming lunar eclipse events:
* March 3, 2007, lunar eclipse ― The first total lunar eclipse of 2007 occurred on March 3, 2007, and was partially visible from the Americas, Asia and Australia. The complete event was visible throughout Africa and Europe. The event lasted 01h:15m, began at 20:16 UTC, and reached totality at 22:43 UTC.
* August 2007 lunar eclipse ― August 28, 2007, saw the second total lunar eclipse of the year. The initial stage began at 07:52 UTC, and reached totality at 09:52 UTC. This eclipse was viewable form Eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand the Pacific, and the Americas.
* February 2008 lunar eclipse ― The only total lunar eclipse of 2008 occurred on February 21, 2008, beginning at 01:43 UTC, visible from Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
* There was a partial eclipse of the Moon on December 31, 2009.
* There was a partial eclipse of the Moon on June 26, 2010.
* The next total eclipse of the Moon will occur on December 21, 2010.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Trending Events: Bieberarmy ; Should @BieberArmy account be deleted??

Friday, June 25, 2010
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Trending Events: Glastonbury (Glastonbury Festival) 2010

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The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world. The festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts. For 2005, the enclosed area of the festival was over 900 acres (3.6 km²), had over 385 live performances and was attended by around 150,000 people. In 2007, over 700 acts played on over 80 stages and the capacity expanded by 20,000 to 177,000.

Glastonbury Festival 2010
The Glastonbury Festival 2010 will take place between 23 and 27 June 2010. Tickets went on sale on 4 October 2009, with the £50 deposit scheme introduced at the previous festival being continued. Unlike the previous two years and more in common with earlier festivals, the tickets for the 2010 Glastonbury had sold out in less than 24 hours from being released for sale. U2 will no longer headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday night at Glastonbury 2010, due to Bono sustaining a back injury early May 2010. According to the media, Bono was "gutted", even having written a song especially for the festival. Muse and Stevie Wonder will play the other two headline slots, with Muse playing on Saturday and Wonder on Sunday. The following day the replacement to U2 was confirmed as Gorillaz. It would be Damon Albarn's second headlining act in 2 years.

During 2010 Michael Eavis received a donation from British Waterways of timber from the old gates at Caen Hill Locks in Wiltshire. This was used to construct a new bridge which was dedicated to the memory of Arabella Churchill.

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Trending Music Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Lee Hyo Ri DVDs, Dramas, Television, and Awards

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Lee Hyo-ri (Korean: 이효리, also romanized as Lee Hyolee and officially E Hyo-ri) is a South Korean singer and actress. She started off as part of the successful K-pop girl group Fin.K.L, but has since become a solo artist. Her first album was very successful, winning many "Daesangs" (a Korean award equivalent to "Artist of the Year") for that album. She has since become the highest-paid female singer in South Korea.

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DVDs
* Made in Hyolee (2 DVD Documentary) (2004-11-05)
* It's Hyorish (2 DVD Live Concert) (2009-05-20)

Dramas
* 2005: SBS Three Leaf Clover
* 2007: SBS If In Love...Like Them
* 2008: SBS ON AIR. (Cameo)

Television
* 2008-2010: Family Outing
* 2008: Mnet Off the Record
* 2008: Change
* 2008: Sang Sang Plus
* 2003: Happy Together

Awards
2009
* SBS Entertainment Daesang
* SBS Entertainment Netizene Best Popularity Award
* SBS Entertainment Best Teamwork Award: Familiy Outing
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Multitainer
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Style Icon
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Body

2008
* 2008 M.net KM Music Festival: Best Female Solo Award
* 2008 M.net KM Music Festival: Best Dance Music Award
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Style Icon
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Performance Musician

2007
* Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot Style Icon

2003
* 14th Seoul Music Awards: Daesang Award
* 14th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award
* 2003 M.net KM Music Festival: Popular Music Video
* 18th Golden Disk Awards: Bonsang Award

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Trending Shows: Bonamana Includes Video

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Bonamana (Korean title: 미인아; literal meaning Beauty) is the fourth studio album by South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on May 13, 2010 in South Korea. Over 200,000 copies were pre-ordered a week after the release date was announced, setting a new high record for the group. According to South Korea's Hanteo chart, it debuted at #1 on the charts, selling over 36,000 copies on the first day of release. After eight more days of release, over 100,000 copies were sold.

"Bonamana" was confirmed to be the title single of the album on May 6, 2010. The music video teaser, unveiled on May 7, revealed an extremely brief and blurred preview of the song's chorus. "Bonamana" was released for digital download on May 10. Naming the genre as "SJ Funky" (Super Junior Funky), "Bonamana" consists of "African rhythms, with catchy grooves and club house beats." The song is widely defined to be in a electropop funk style, and a majority of the song is concentrated on autotuned vocals.

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Trending Peoples: Im Seulong Bio and Facts

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* Full Name: Im Seulong (임슬옹)
* Birthdate: May 11, 1987 (1987-05-11) (age 23)
* Position:: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer

He was part of "Dirty Eyed Girls" on an episode of 2PM's reality show "Wild Bunny", performing a parody of popular Brown Eyed Girls song "Abracadabra" with Jo Kwon(2am's leader)and members from 2pm like Taecyeon,Chansung and Wooyoung. The music video became extremely popular. Seulong and Jinwoon make regular appearances as commentators for We Got Married Season II. He debuted as an actor in drama series "Personal Preference", the first episode airing March 31, 2010.[14] In June 2010, Seulong collaborated with IU for the song "잔소리" (Nagging), which reached No.1 on several online music charts.

Im Seulong is a member of 2AM. 2AM is a South Korean four-member ballad boy band under JYP Entertainment. The members are Jinwoon, Jo Kwon, Seulong, and Changmin. 2AM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom's departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2PM. They officially debuted on July 11, 2008 on KBS's Music Bank, performing their debut song "This Song". They won their first Mutizen at Inkigayo on February 7, 2010 with "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die".

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Trending People: Justin Bieber's mother offered a USD $ 450 Million For Topless in Playboy ??

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Justin Bieber's popularity is now infecting his mother, Pattie Lynn Mallette. 34-year-old woman was offered a fee of about USD 450 million for topless in Playboy.

Pattie said to have not accepted the offer. While the Playboy party also refused to give his comments.

"We will not give any comment right now," said a spokeswoman for Playboy quoted Spreadit Music, Friday (06/25/2010).

Meanwhile, spread the news mentions that Justin was at odds with the opinion of his mother. Teenagers 16 years that want to enjoy periods of popularity, while Pattie insisted that her son remain a normal teenager like everyone else.

"Justin complains constantly about how his mother control him. Justin loves his mother, but she hated being treated like a child. He has tasted the freedom and now he wants more," said the source.

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Trending Gadgets: iPhone4 Where To Buy an iPhone 4??

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From Gizmodo:
The iPhone 4 is coming and you want one in your hands as soon as humanly possible. Upgrades! Retail outlets! Pre-sales! It's all a bit overwhelming. Take a deep breath: here's where you can pre-order your new iPhone.

Some things to note:
• All of the locations below offer pre-order, starting tomorrow, except for Walmart, which will just have the new iPhone on launch day.
• Apple.com is the only place to pre-order online. Update: Apparently you can pre-order online at AT&T starting tomorrow as well.
• AT&T and Apple are the only two of the bunch that sounded confident that you could get your iPhone 4 shipped to your house on the 24th, saving you from potential soul- and body-crushing line experiences on launch day.
• Best Buy's $50 down payment is in the form of a gift card, so if you change your mind between tomorrow and the 24th, you won't be out any cash.
• Prices, as previously stated, are $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB for the upgrade eligible; $399 and $499 respectively for an early upgrade.
• Radioshack will be allowing customers to trade in old gadgets—specifically phones, camreas, and game consoles, for credit towards the new iPhone. Call your local Radioshack for details.

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Trending Events: Oil Spill, Pictures + Video

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An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term often refers to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. Oil spills include releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel) and their by-products, and heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Spills may take months or even years to clean up.

Oil also enters the marine environment from natural oil seeps. Most human-made oil pollution comes from land-based activity, but public attention and regulation has tended to focus most sharply on seagoing oil tankers.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BP oil disaster or the Macondo blowout) is a massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. Some estimates placed it by late May or early June, 2010, as among the largest oil spills in the world with tens of millions of gallons spilled to date.The spill stems from a sea floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others.

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The gusher, now estimated by the quasi-official Flow Rate Technical Group to be flowing at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels (1,500,000 to 2,500,000 US gallons; 5,600 to 9,500 cubic metres) of crude oil per day, originates from a deepwater wellhead 5,000 feet (1,500 m) below the ocean surface. The exact spill flow rate is uncertain due to the difficulty of installing measurement devices at that depth and is a matter of ongoing debate. The resulting oil slick covers a surface area of at least 2,500 square miles (6,500 km2), with the exact size and location of the slick fluctuating from day to day depending on weather conditions. Scientists have also reported immense underwater plumes of oil not visible at the surface.

Experts fear that the spill will result in an environmental disaster, with extensive impact already on marine and wildlife habitats. The spill has also damaged the Gulf of Mexico fishing and tourism industries. There have been a variety of ongoing efforts to stem the flow of oil at the wellhead. Crews have been working to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands and estuaries along the northern Gulf coast, using skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, and sand-filled barricades along shorelines. The U.S. Government has named BP as the responsible party in the incident, and officials have said the company will be held accountable for all cleanup costs resulting from the oil spill.

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Trending Topics: Dinho Ouro Preto Discografia

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Dinho Ouro Preto, nome artístico de Fernando Ouro Preto (Curitiba, 27 de abril de 1964), é um músico brasileiro. É líder e vocalista da banda brasileira Capital Inicial, além de irmão do músico brasileiro Ico Ouro-Preto.

Em 1983, Dinho Ouro Preto, após um estágio como baixista da banda "dado e o reino animal" (assim mesmo, com letras minúsculas), onde também tocavam Dado Villa-Lobos e Marcelo Bonfá, entra para os vocais do Capital Inicial. Nos anos 90, lança seus dois primeiros álbus em carreira solo: Vertigo, em 1994, e Dinho Ouro Preto, em 1995.

Em 31 de outubro de 2009, o vocalista sofreu um acidente durante um show realizado em Patos de Minas , Minas Gerais. Dinho caiu de uma passarela com cerca de 3 metros de altura, sofrendo traumatismo craniano leve. O cantor foi socorrido e levado a um hospital na cidade mineira, de lá ele foi transferido para o Hospital Sírio-Libanês, na capital paulista. Dinho foi internado na manhã de 1 de novembro na unidade de terapia intensiva do hospital. Segundo a assessoria de imprensa do Capital Inicial, Dinho permaneceu lúcido e conversava normalmente com médicos, amigos e parentes.

Discografia
Carreira Solo

* 1994 - Vertigo
* 1995 - Dinho Ouro Preto

Com o Capital Inicial

Álbuns de Estúdio
* 1986 - Capital Inicial
* 1987 - Independência
* 1988 - Você Não Precisa Entender
* 1989 - Todos os Lados
* 1991 - Eletricidade
* 1994 - Rua 47
* 1998 - Atrás dos Olhos
* 2002 - Rosas e Vinho Tinto
* 2004 - giGAntE!
* 2005 - MTV Especial: Aborto Elétrico
* 2007 - Eu Nunca Disse Adeus
* 2010 - Das Kapital

Álbuns ao Vivo
* 1996 - Ao Vivo
* 2000 - Acústico MTV
* 2000 - Luau MTV
* 2008 - Multishow Ao Vivo: Capital Inicial em Brasília

Compilações
* 1994 - O Melhor do Capital Inicial
* 1998 - Remixes
* 1999 - Millennium
* 2001 - Elétrico
* 2001 - Sem Limites
* 2002 - Gold
* 2005 - Novo Millennium
* 2005 - Maxximum

EPs
* 1985 - Descendo o Rio Nilo

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Treinding Topics: Greivis Vasquez, Bio and Video

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Greivis Vasquez (January 16, 1987(1987-01-16)) is a Venezuelan basketball player who ended his U.S. college career with the University of Maryland men's basketball team in 2010. Vasquez finished second on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list, with 2,171 career points.

He was born in Caracas and moved to the United States to attend high school at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland in 2004. During his senior year at Montrose, he committed to the University of Maryland to play under head coach Gary Williams.

In 2007, Vasquez played on the Venezuelan national basketball team in the FIBA America Championships. In his final college season of 2009–10, he was one of three Venezuelans playing in NCAA Division I men's basketball, with the others being David Cubillan of the Marquette Golden Eagles and Gregory Echenique of the Creighton Bluejays.

Senior Year (2009–10)
As a senior, Vasquez averaged 19.6 points, 6.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game over 33 games. Vasquez is the only player in the country to average more than 18 points and 6 assists per game. His honors included the 2010 Bob Cousy Award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's best collegiate point guard, for which he edged out Sherron Collins (Kansas), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), Jon Scheyer (Duke), Evan Turner (Ohio State), and John Wall (Kentucky).He just now got picked 28th in the NBA Draft for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Against Georgia Tech on February 20, 2010, Vasquez scored the 2,000th point of his collegiate career, making him the only player in ACC history to compile at least 2,000 points, 700 assists, and 600 rebounds. The following week, Vasquez set a new career scoring high with 41 points in the Terrapins' double-overtime victory at Virginia Tech. Vasquez also scored 20 points in Maryland's home win over Duke on Senior Night, and made several critical baskets and assists in the final minutes to secure a victory. Vazquez helped lead Maryland to a 13–3 conference record to tie Duke for the regular season ACC championship. He was named a unanimous first-team All-ACC selection on March 8, 2010, and the ACC Player of the Year on March 9, 2010, beating out Duke's Jon Scheyer and Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney. Vasquez also won three ACC Player of the Week honors in his final season, which brought his career total to seven.

NBA
He was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 28th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

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Trending Topics: Jacinto Convit News, Books and Video


Jacinto Convit (born September 11, 1913 in Caracas is a Venezuelan physician. In 1987, he received a Prince of Asturias Award in the Scientific and Technical Research category. In 1998, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, for developing a vaccine to fight leprosy, by combining a tuberculosis (TB) vaccines with Mycobacterium Leprae.

On June 2010, Dr. Convit announced the successful development of a new vaccine intended to fight colon, stomach and breast cancer.

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Trending Topics: eclipse premiere (#eclipsepremiere) Plus Trailer


According to http://www.twilightlexicon.com, Nikki Finke form Deadline Hollywood has been told by Summit that Eclipse will come out on June 30, 2010.

Here’s the official Summit description:

“As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.”

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Trending Topics: DeMarcus Cousins Bio, Pictures and Video

DeMarcus Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American basketball player. Cousins is a 6'11", 290 lb power forward/center who played collegiately at the University of Kentucky. He was selected 5th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft.

High school
Cousins was named to the 2009 McDonald's All-American Team where he scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds. Cousins also played in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland and the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he scored 10 points for the black team. Cousins led LeFlore to the Alabama class 6A Final Four against Hillcrest that beat austin high school to progress to the state championship. but fell short to future teammate Eric Bledsoe and Parker High School. He decided to go to the university of Mississippi after talking to Austin High's catcher Drew Sanders. But after the coach got fired Committed to Kentucky.

College
Cousins first committed to UAB on February 28, 2008 but never signed a letter of intent because he wanted to be released if UAB's head coach, Mike Davis, left for another school, but the school refused to comply with this condition. Cousins decomitted from UAB and committed to Memphis on March 9, 2009. He reopened his recruitment after then Memphis coach John Calipari was hired at Kentucky. On April 7, 2009, Cousins decided to follow John Calipari to Kentucky. He signed his Letter of Intent on April 15. At Kentucky, Cousins averaged 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Led by Cousins and John Wall, the Wildcats reached the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
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On April 7, 2010, Cousins announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a high lottery selection. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth pick in the first round.

Awards/Honors

* 2009–10 SEC Freshman of the Year
* 2009 McDonald's All-American team selection
* 2009 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection

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Trending Topics: NBA Draft


The NBA Draft is an annual event in which the thirty teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can select players who wish to join the league. These players are usually amateur college basketball players, but in recent drafts a higher number of international and high school players have been drafted. However, starting in 2006, high school players were not eligible to enter the draft directly after graduating high school. The rules now state that high school players will gain eligibility for draft selection one year after their high school graduation and they must also be at least 19 years old as of the end of the calendar year of the draft. International players who have never played basketball for a United States high school or college are also eligible if they are at least 19 years old. The Draft usually takes place at the end of June, during the NBA off-season. Since 2001, the Draft has been held in New York City.

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Cole Aldrich Bio, Pictures abd Video



Drafted 11th overval by New Orleans Hornets in 2010 draft
Cole Aldrich (born October 31, 1988) is an American basketball player from Bloomington, Minnesota. He completed his junior year at the University of Kansas in March 2010. Aldrich was selected as a McDonald's All American in 2006. He attended Bloomington Jefferson High School. Aldrich won the 2008 NCAA Championship and three Big 12 Championships during his time at Kansas. The New Orleans Hornets selected Aldrich eleventh overall in the first round of the 2010 NBA draft.

On March 29, 2010, Aldrich announced that he would forego his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft. He was the 11th pick at the 2010 NBA Draft, selected by the New Orleans Hornets.

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Trending Topics: Gordon Hayward Bio, Pictures and Video

Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990), the fourth "Gordon" in his family, is an American basketball player who plays for the Utah Jazz. He left Butler for the NBA after emerging as a superstar in his sophomore (second) year, leading his team to a runner-up finish in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Leaving for the NBA
When Hayward first emerged as a star at the World U-19s, and agents started leaving messages with his parents, they expressed both surprise and concern. Gordon Scott felt unprepared for the process of counseling his son through the draft process, while Jody felt that their son was not yet spiritually ready to handle the temptations of the NBA and was not convinced that he was good enough to play in the league. Eventually, his parents decided that Gordon Scott would learn about the draft and Jody would "put it in the Lord's hands and pray about it." While Gordon Scott talked with agents and other players who had left early, Butler coach Brad Stevens talked with NBA scouts and general managers; both eventually came to the conclusion that Gordon Daniel was projected as a top-20 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft even before Butler's NCAA tournament run. His parents had one more exchange as they left Lucas Oil Stadium after the NCAA final. Jody would say, "If God wanted him to go to the NBA, he would have hit the shot," but Gordon Scott would respond, "What else is he going to do, get Butler all the way back to the final and hit the shot?"

On April 14, 2010, Hayward's father confirmed to the Indianapolis Star that his son would submit his name for consideration in the 2010 draft, but he would not immediately hire an agent. While the younger Hayward was dividing his time between his final examinations and physical preparation, his father created a highly detailed two-page questionnaire that he gave to prospective agents. Mark Bartelstein, who survived Gordon Scott's grilling and became Gordon Daniel's agent, would later say, "It was the most incredibly thorough process I've been through in 25 years. His parents didn't want to leave any stone unturned."

Hayward had until May 8 to withdraw from the draft and retain his college eligibility. However, on the day before the withdrawal deadline, he announced that he would stay in the draft and give up his remaining college eligibility. At the time he announced for the draft, he was widely expected to be selected in the top 20 picks, and that assessment did not change before the deadline. When announcing that he was leaving for the NBA, Hayward said that he planned to eventually complete his degree. On June 24, 2010, Hayward was selected as the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.

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Trending Topics: Al-Farouq Aminu, Bio, Video and Pictures


Al-Farouq Aminu (born September 21, 1990 in Norcross, Georgia, United States) is an American basketball player who most recently played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. His parents are Aboubakar Aminu and Anjirlic Aminu. His brother is former Georgia Tech forward Alade Aminu. Aminu was selected by the L.A Clippers in the 2010 draft with the 8th overall pick.

NBA
On April 1, 2010 Aminu hired an agent and declared for the 2010 NBA Draft.[6] He was selected as the 8th pick by the Los Angeles Clippers.
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* 2009 Sporting News All-Freshman Team
* 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team (unanimous selection)
* 2009 Runner-up for ACC Freshman of the Year
* 2009 ACC Freshman of the Week (five separate selections)

High School

* 2008 Named the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Mr. Georgia Basketball
* 2008 Named to the first team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
* 2008 McDonald's All American East Squad
* 2008 Jordan Brand All-American Classic

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Trending Topics: Martin Sheen

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Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez</b> (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an actor known for his performances as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now, Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the film Gettysburg, President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing, and as the voice of The Illusive Man in the video games Mass Effect 2 & Mass Effect 3. He has worked for some of cinema's prominent directors, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Attenborough, Terrence Malick and Mike Nichols.

With the critical acclaim he has received as an actor, Sheen has become known as an activist. Born and raised in Ohio, United States, with Irish and Galician parents, Sheen is also an Irish citizen. He is the father of actors Emilio Estévez, Ramón Estévez, Carlos Irwin Estévez (Charlie Sheen), and Renée Estévez, and is the brother of Joe Estévez, also an actor.

Awards
Sheen received six Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on The West Wing, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in TV-Drama, as well as two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and was part of the cast that received two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In his acting career, Sheen has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning one. He has also earned eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Sheen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1500 Vine Street.

Sheen was the 2008 recipient of the Laetare Medal, an annual award given by the University of Notre Dame for outstanding service to the Roman Catholic Church and society. Sheen was the 2003 recipient of the Marquette University Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa for his work on social and Catholic issues.

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Trending Topics: Dunga


Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri (born October 31, 1963 in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul), commonly known as Dunga (pronounced as DOON-gah), is a Brazilian former football defensive midfielder, of Italian and German ascendance, and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup. He is now national coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga's nickname is Portuguese for "Dopey", the smallest of the Seven Dwarfs (Dunga's uncle gave him this nickname when he believed that he would never grow to a tall stature).

Honours
Player

Internacional
* Rio Grande do Sul State League: 1982, 1983, 1984

Vasco da Gama
* Rio de Janeiro State League: 1987
* Guanabara Cup: 1986

Júbilo Iwata
* J. League: 1997

Brazil U-20
* FIFA U-20 World Cup: 1983
* South American Youth Championship: 1983

Brazil
* FIFA World Cup: 1994
* FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997
* South American Pre-Olympic Tournament: 1984

Personal
* J. League Most Valuable Player: 1997

Manager
Brazil
* FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009
* Copa América: 2007

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Trending Topics: Julia Gillard


Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is a Welsh-born Australian politician representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP), of which she has been the Deputy Leader since 4 December 2006. Since 3 December 2007 she has been the Deputy Prime Minister, the first woman and the first foreign-born person to hold this position. This makes her the highest-ranking woman in the history of Australia's federal parliament.

On 11 December 2007 she became the first woman in Australia's history to assume the Prime Ministerial role, when she acted as Prime Minister while Kevin Rudd attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali She is also the Minister for Education, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Social Inclusion.

Gillard will contest the position of Leader of the Australian Labor Party at a special caucus meeting on 24 June 2010. If elected by the Labor caucus, she will become the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and Australia's first female Prime Minister.

Gillard has been an ALP member of the House of Representatives since the 1998 federal election. She represents the Division of Lalor in Victoria.

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Trending Topics: Ana Maria Braga

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Ana Maria Braga is a popular brazilian TV host and a morning icon.
Essa paulista de São Joaquim da Barra tem uma história rica. Filha única, passou a infância e a adolescência estudando em internatos no interior de São Paulo. Na adolescência, disposta a fazer faculdade, fugiu de casa e começou a trabalhar para poder se formar bióloga pela Universidade de São Paulo, em São José do Rio Preto. Com o diploma em mãos, Ana Maria veio para São Paulo para fazer especialização na sua área, mas para pagar os estudos, ela conseguiu um emprego na extinta TV Tupi onde apresentou telejornais, shows e estreou num programa feminino ao vivo.
Disposta a investir no novo segmento, Ana cursou a faculdade de jornalismo. Com o fim da TV Tupi, Ana Maria foi assessora de imprensa e diretora comercial das revistas femininas da Editora Abril.
Longe das telas da televisão por mais de dez anos, Ana Maria voltou, em 1992, e por sete anos dirigiu, produziu e apresentou o programa "Note e Anote" na Rede Record. Esse programa lhe rendeu muitos prêmios e até um título no Guiness Book de maior permanência no ar.
Ana Maria foi para a Rede Globo em julho de 1999 e estreou o programa "Mais Você" no dia 18 de outubro, ao lado do seu fiel companheiro o Louro José. Apaixonada pelo que faz, Ana Maria Braga se considera uma mulher realizada. Para quem pensa que a vida de estrela é fácil, aqui vai uma informação: Ana trabalha cerca de 15 horas por dia, mas dorme tranqüila com a sensação do dever cumprido.

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Trending Topics: World Cup ( #worldcup)



The FIFA World Cup (also called the Football World Cup, the Soccer World Cup, or simply the World Cup) is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of the Second World War.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

During the 18 tournaments that have been held, seven national teams have won the title. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Italy, the current champions, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles. The other former champions are Uruguay, winners of the inaugural tournament, and Argentina, with two titles each, and England and France, with one title each.

The World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. The current World Cup is being held in South Africa, June 11-July 11, 2010, and the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.

Result:
Kamerun 1 : 2 Netherlands
Denmark 1 : 3 Jepang
Paraguay 0 : 0 Selandia Baru
Slovakia 3 : 2 Itali

Next match:
Korea Utara vs. Pantai Gading 25 Jun 21.00
Portugis vs. Brazil 25 Jun 21.00
Chili vs. Spanyol 26 Jun 01.30
Swiss vs. Honduras 26 Jun 01.30
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Trending Topics IOS4: What is IOS 4:


Apple's latest operating system besutan Inc.. can be downloaded starting today. With the name of the IOS operating system is promised to provide four new features and improved performance several previous applications.

Then, what the hell is in the IOS 4. Here's his review.
IOS name of the iPhone 4, referenced the newly launched Apple boss Steve Jobs. Initially, Apple will announce that its latest operating system last April, but later changed to June 7 yesterday at the Worldwide Developers Conference event.

The moment served as an iPhone launch Apple's latest prototype is mentioned has been leaked to the public. Despite its name IOS 4, does not mean this operating system only runs for a smart phone, but could also for tablet computers made by Apple, iPad.

Inside Cisco IOS 4, there are 100 new features and increased performance in applications that existed before, including support for multitasking. Some existing functions in the IOS 4, such as folders to organize applications; Events, Places, and Faces in the Photos application, and a lot of enhancements such as inbox mail and chat.

Another new feature in this operating system such as Quick Lock for attachments, open the e-mail attachment in another application (for example, open an attachment in PDF or iBooks GoodReader 1.1), editing iPod playlist, and set up a Web or Wikipedia from search panel home screen.

Most existing applications on Apple products is currently running with the old operating system or OS. However, users of the old gadgets from Apple, such as the iPhone or iPod touch is able to up grade them to the IOS device 4.

The process of an upgrade that is also relatively simple to plug the device into iTunes and then make up-to-date backups. Process up grade from the OS to IOS 4, estimated to take ten minutes. Then how much it costs the operating system updates from the old to the new? Apple states are not charged a penny.

For iPhone 3G users who want to update the IOS operating system with 4 may have to be patient because there are some key features that will not work because the hardware does not support. In addition, changes in the operating system makes the iPhone 3G to work more slowly.

Excess IOS 4 is able to perform various jobs at a time, like listening to music while checking the GPS location, or upload a picture. Fast App Switching function in IOS 4 also allows an application to save what has been done when switching to another application.

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Trending Topics: Vuvuzela


The vuvuzela (English pronunciation: /vuːvuːˈzeɪlə/, also known as lepatata (its Tswana name) and stadium horn, is a typical 65 cm (2 ft) plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone (B♭3) note. A similar instrument, known as the corneta, is used in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce varying intensity and frequency outputs. The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted.

The vuvuzela is most used at football matches in South Africa. It has become a symbol of South African football as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters. The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 Confederation Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup.



The vuvuzela has been the subject of controversy. Its high sound pressure levels at close range can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after extensive exposure. A study found the maximum sound output was 120 dB(A) (the threshold of pain) at one meter from the bell. In response to the controversy, a new model has a modified mouthpiece that reduces the volume by 20 dB.

Technical measures
Various technical measures have been proposed to reduce the impact of the vuvuzela sound on the clarity of commentary audio. The instrument produces notes around the 235Hz (mostly) and 465Hz frequencies and filtering these frequencies out might limit the noise in broadcasts. This is called notch filtering.

Notch filtering may have a side-effect of reducing the clarity of the commentary, so some university groups and companies have published adaptive filters which attempt to quiet the vuvuzela sound while preserving the amplitude and clarity of the commentator's voice and the crowd.
Bans

In the wake of the 2010 World Cup the vuvuzela has been banned from a number of stadiums and events, including tennis matches at Wimbledon[46] the Cardiff City, SWALEC and Millennium Stadiums, the Melbourne Cricket Ground[48], and baseball games at Yankee Stadium

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Trending Topics No. 9: Stanley A. McChrystal Includes Video


General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA (born August 14, 1954)[1] is the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his alleged role in the cover-up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident.[3] McChrystal has a reputation for saying and thinking what other military leaders are afraid to, one of the reasons cited for his current appointment, which he assumed on June 15, 2009. Following unflattering remarks about the vice president and other administration officials attributed to McChrystal and his aides in a Rolling Stone article, McChrystal has been summoned to Washington, D.C. and has reportedly offered his resignation to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

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White House summoned the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, to return to the U.S.. U.S. President Barack Obama will ask the general to explain the bad comments that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.

The comments expressed by very brave. It is not only insulting to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials, but McChrystal and his assistants also underestimate Obama.

Citing aides McChrystal, music magazine Rolling Stone called an aide to Obama as a "clown" and another as a "wounded animal".

General McChrystal also reveals a statement disparaging U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Government Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke.

"Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal said, laughing. "Who's that?" mocked. Then an advisory McChrystal participate mocking Biden. "Biden?" he asked. "What you say: Bite Me? (Bite Me?)"

In an article titled 'The Runaway General' was, McChrystal and his assistants also underestimate Obama. Rolling Stone wrote, McChrystal first met a week after Obama's inauguration as President of the United States. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Pentagon with dozens of senior military officials.

According to sources familiar about the meeting, McChrystal judge Obama looks "uncomfortable and intimidated" by the military officers who filled the air.

McChrystal also underestimate his first face to face with Obama in the Oval Office, the White House, four months later. According to the general meeting as nothing more than a photo session.

"That 10-minute photo session," McChrystal said one adviser. "Obama clearly did not know anything about him (McChrystal), who is he ... The boss was very upset," he said.

Because of that article, the Pentagon strongly condemn McChrystal and his assistants. U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates sparked McChrystal has made a big mistake. Currently circulating rumor that Obama would McChrystal fired from his post as commander of U.S. military and NATO in Afghanistan.

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Trending Topics No. 7: Pretty Little Liars : Books, DVD and Trailer


Pretty Little Liars is a series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four teens — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison. One year later, after the discovery of Ali's body, they begin receiving text messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.

Originally developed as a television series by book packaging company Alloy Entertainment, the idea was described as "Desperate Housewives for teens."[2] Alloy met author Shepard and gave her the property to develop into a book series.[2] The first novel, Pretty Little Liars, was released in October 2006. It was followed by Flawless and Perfect in March and August 2007, Unbelievable and Wicked in May and November 2008, Killer in June 2009,and Heartless in January 2010. An eighth installment titled Wanted was released on June 8, 2010.

ABC Family began casting for a Pretty Little Liars television pilot in October 2009, and in January 2010 the network picked up the series for 10 episodes, the first of which premiered on June 8, 2010.

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