Senin, 25 Juli 2011

Your 'Antiques Roadshow' fantasy - those old cups = $1 million

On Sunday, appraisers from the PBS hit show "Antiques Roadshow" recorded the highest-value collection ever appraised in the show's 15-year history.
The big ticket item: five Chinese carved rhinoceros-horn cups dating to the late 17th or early 18th century, which are worth between $1 and $1.5 million. An Oklahoma resident bought the cups inexpensively in the 1970s, according to a press release from the show's producers. The reason the value of the cups is so high is due to China's growing demand for Chinese antiquities.
The episode will air as part of "Antiques Roadshow's" 16th season in 2012. The name of the lucky owner of the cups was not released.

Minggu, 10 Juli 2011

Monterey bay aquarium gallery

The Monterey Bay Aquarium (or MBA, founded 1984) is located on the former site of a sardine cannery on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California. It has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing 623 separate named species on display. The aquarium benefits by a high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes which pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay.

The following few pictures monterey bay aquarium :


Sabtu, 09 Juli 2011

Malaysia police arrest 1000 demonstrators

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police continued to arrest protesters who participated in the demonstrations that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today. Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested during the demonstrations that took place in several locations in Kuala Lumpur it.

Police official page on Facebook continues to provide the latest developments regarding the demonstration. Mentioned that so far police have arrested as many as 924 people. Including legislators associated with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Among those arrested was Abdul Hadi Awang, president of the party the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), the largest opposition party in Malaysia. Ambiga Sreenivasan, leader of the Net, a coalition that organized the demonstrations have also been detained by police.

Demonstration was conducted to demand electoral reform that includes measures that would prevent the voters to vote repeatedly during the election.

International human rights organization based in New York, United States, Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the arrests of demonstrators.

Malaysian citizens were protesting the arrest. "Why the government is trying to intimidate people?" Manij Mohamad Abdullah asked , a 50-year-old man who participated in the demo.    

"We're just trying to reform the electoral and governing a free and fair," he added. 

Kamis, 07 Juli 2011

Funny Or Die Creates Field of Dreams 2—Lockout

 If you build it, they will come. But will they be able to play? With the NFL Lockout in its 114th day, Funny Or Die ( debuted “Field of Dreams 2: Lockout,” a spoof on the 1989 film “Field of Dreams.”
The spoof made its debut Wednesday morning on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Remember how ESPN evp, content John Skipper told advertisers at the net’s upfront that there was enough programming to keep fans interested if play is interrupted? Perhaps ESPN plans on having Funny Or Die fill its Monday Night Football schedule if the lockout doesn’t end soon.
In this version there is something in it for football fans as well as tweens: “Twilight” series star Taylor Lautner plays Ray Kinsella, Kevin Costner’s role in the original movie. Ray Liotta, Shoeless Joe Jackson, appears this time as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
A few NFL stars surface from the cornfields to enjoy some football, including Tony Gonzalez, Dwight Freeney, Ray Lewis, DeSean Jackson, Shawne Merriman and Antonio Cromartie. Even anchors get some play, with ESPN SportsCenter’s Steve Levy and the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. In place of James Earl Jones is Dennis Haysbert, from Major League and the Allstate Insurance commercials.
The video, shot last week in Thousand Oaks, CA, is the biggest online production in Funny Or Die’s history.