Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pak cricketers mentally stronger than English players: Afridi

Pak cricketers mentally stronger than English players: Afridi LONDON: Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said that efforts are being made to destroy his country’s team; but, the Pak nation would emerge with as much resilience as it is suppressed.

While talking in a Geo News programme Captain’s Corner, allrounder Shahid Afridi said that a police case could have been filed against Jonathon Trott for his misbehaving with Wahab Riaz.

He said that he was asked not to go for toss after a dispute between Trott and Wahab; but, the Pakistan team showed its greatness despite Trott’s misbehavior.

Praising his team, Afridi said that the Pakistani players are

Chemicals in indoor swimming pools may increase cancer risk

Chemicals in indoor swimming pools may increase cancer risk LONDON: Swimming in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory effects, but the positive health effects of swimming can be maintained by reducing pool levels of the chemicals behind these potential health risks, according to a new study published in a set of three articles online September 12 ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).

This study is the first to provide a comprehensive characterization of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in an indoor pool environment and the first to study the genotoxicity of exposure to these chemicals among swimmers in an indoor chlorinated pool.

DBPs form in pool water from reactions between disinfectants such as chlorine and organic matter that is either present naturally or is introduced by

Anne Woods wins face-pulling competition

Anne Woods wins face-pulling competition BOGOTA: World female face-pulling champion Anne Woods collapsed and had to be taken to hospital - minutes after coming off stage from a championship-winning gurn.

Anne, 62, had just finished pulling faces in a strenuous four-minute performance when she became ill outside the competition room at Egremont Crab Fair, Cumbria.

Champion gurner Tommy Mattinson, who won the men's world title for the 12th time, said: "I came outside to get some fresh air and Anne was lying on the floor. I got help immediately and she was rushed to hospital. Being on stage is physically exerting and it also gets very, very hot. Anne is getting on a bit now, and this won't have helped."

Anne was recovering at home in

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Bollywood Actresses At Lakme Fashion Week

Pakistan tour ends with one-day decider

Pakistan’s scandal-filled tour of England reaches its conclusion at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday with the deciding match of a closely fought one-day series that has been overshadowed by fresh fixing claims against both teams.
Pakistan lost the opening two matches of the five-game series but drew level at 2-2 thanks to a 38-run victory at Lord’s on Monday.
Relations between the two sides have hit a new low after Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt accused England’s players of deliberately losing the third one-dayer, at The Oval on Friday.
Despite England’s outrage and threats of legal action against Butt, the

We could have called police on Trott: Afridi

Pakistan cricket team manager Yawar Saeed, left, and player Shahid Afridi are seen in the reception area of a London hotel Tuesday Sept. 21, 2010 before traveling to Southampton for their next match. 
KARACHI: Pakistan’s one-day captain Shahid Afridi said Tuesday his team could have filed a police complaint against England batsman Jonathan Trott over an altercation with fast bowler Wahab Riaz.

Newspapers reports said Trott and Riaz had an altercation minutes before the fourth one-day at Lord’s, with Trott grabbing Riaz by the

Cheating death VIDEO

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How to freak out your neighbors?

A great idea to freak out the neighbors!

Eventually someone thinks of something new!

Impress your neighbours with Amazing Garage Door Covers!"

A German firm called "Style Your Garage" - creates posters for garage doors that make it look as if it's actually showing the interior of your garage, and what's in it!

Prices range from $199 to $399 for the double-door! All but

Beijing International Tourism Festival: In Shots

Beijing International Tourism Festival: In Shots

Chinese Peking Opera performers wait for the opening ceremony of 12th Beijing International Tourism Festival at Qianmen Commercial Street, in

Mexico's Bicentennial 2010

Mexico's Bicentennial 2010

Mexico commemorated the 200th anniversary of the beginning of its War of Independence. In September of 1810, a Mexican priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla uttered a call to arms against the Spanish, later known as the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores"). Soon after began a series of battles with the Spanish that would build into a war that lasted over a decade, eventually resulting in independence. This bicentennial year, tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets of Mexico City to celebrate. The celebrations took place under a somewhat subdued light though, amid the violence of a brutal nationwide drug war and vocal criticism of government spending on the lavish ceremonies. Collected here are

Credo E-Bone buses for no pollution with less consumption

Credo E-Bone buses for no pollution with less consumption

Eco bus “Credo E-Bone” was designed by Hungarian designer Peter Simon. This creative & zero-emission bus uses lithium batteries & hydrogen fuel cells. The body of the bus is made up from composite plastic, which is considered very long lasting but its light weight. Thats why it used very low power to

Tim Simmons's Photography: Magical & Extraordinary

Tim Simmons's Photography: Magical & Extraordinary

Tim Simmons is talented London, UK based artist, born in 1955. He play with camera & lights. He uses lights to make magical effects in his shots.. below are some of his photography shots. All shots are taken in night but the colors are very bright & catchy. And the use of

Mojito Shoes from Julian Hakes: Gorgeous & Elegant

Mojito Shoes from Julian Hakes: Gorgeous & Elegant

Introducing luxury Mojito by Julian Hakes. Made by a single piece which wraps around your foot. supporting the heel and ball with no footplate in-between. These elegant shoes will be launching at London Fashion show in September as

1976 Land Rover Converted into a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica

1976 Land Rover Converted into a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica

How craze you have to become funky, learn from this man. This Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was used in 1968 movie, is reborn. Stuart Wallis from Ringwood town in Hampshire has come up with

Dazzling luxury iPad coated with 24kt gold

Dazzling luxury iPad coated with 24kt gold

Polished 24kt Gold, White Gold, & Platinum iPads

Computer-Choppers introducing customized luxury iPad. CC offering 24kt Gold with White & Rose Gold. The new Apple iPad (both Wifi and Wifi + 3G models) are now available to be customized. The iPads aluminum housing allows for a large number of surface treatments similar to our custom laptop lineup. Plating is available in matte, brushed and polished finishes. Custom patterns and graphics can now be created in the plating itself.

Color anodizing options include original, candy, and polished finishes. Polished iPads are anodized over a mirror finish aluminum which creates a

Tokyo Games Show 2010

Tokyo Games Show 2010

A model displays the latest software for Xbox 360 videogame console at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba city, suburban Tokyo on September 16, 2010. Some 180,000 people are expecting to visit the four-day videogame exhibition. Photo: TGS

Tokyo Game Show 2010 on September 16, 2010 in Chiba, Japan. its ended at September 19. Approx 194 companies took part in this games show with

Jan Von Holleben's creative art shots

Jan Von Holleben's creative art shots

Award winning German photographer Jan von Holleben is inspired by chilhood, his work is already published dozens of magazines and books also he had exhibitions in London, New York, Berlin and Paris.

His amazing series of photos called ‘Dreams Of Flying’ is actually a quite trendy and inspiring work.
Inspired by classic childhood books as well as modern superheroes, he has produced ‘Dreams of Flying’ since 2002 with children from his local neighbourhood in

Above-Ground Outdoor Pool: Amazing & Stylish

<a href="http://omgshots.com/259-above-ground-outdoor-pool-amazing-stylish.html" title="Above-Ground Outdoor Pool" target="_self">Above-Ground Outdoor Pool</a>: Amazing & Stylish

This amazing Above-Ground Outdoor Pool is designed by Architect Andres Remy & this modern pool is situated in Devoto, Argentina.

This pool is erected after the careful study of sun light & place. Its elevated from the ground with glass wall around it, through which you can see the

End of virtual world

End of virtual world

This series of photographs originates from four popular first person shooter games (Left 4 dead 2, Half-life 2, counter-strike and modern warfare 2) Unlike you might think the virtual world is not round like the physical world but flat with hard-cut edges. These photographs show us how the virtual world ends. What I find interesting about these photographs is

Steampunk Trike for 12 inch racing

Steampunk Trike for 12 inch racing

This amazing steampunk trike was built by the Netherlands man Kerry.
September 11 was with us the yearly 12-inch race. A ride for charity in which 500 people on small bikes each year a considerable sum of money collection. This year more than 150,000 euros!

For me, every year it back to the sport which is unique to (as many) but I find there is the technical side to it. Therefore I have now for the second time the

Brainovi blinds guidance dvice

Brainovi blinds guidance dvice

The Brainovi is a Braille navigation map that uses a combination of verbal instructions and touch display, to help a blind person travel alone. All he needs to do is ‘speak’ his destination into the device and wait for a 3-D map to pop-up, giving him a ‘feel’ of his route. Corresponding verbal directions are relayed to the user via a Bluetooth earpiece, thus guiding him to his

Stringbike: Chain-less biking experience

Stringbike: Chain-less biking experience

Introducing chain less bike from the Schwinn Csepel Zrt all the way from in Padova, Italy.

This bike uses a string rather than chain. The Kidney-shaped eccentric discs of pedal assembly is press by feet & it rolls the string wheel. like a traditional bike it also have gear for

Oktoberfest 2010: Bavarian Beer Festival in Munich

On Saturday, September 18th, with the tapping of the first keg by Munich Mayor Christian Ude and a cry of "O'zapft is!", Oktoberfest 2010 officially started in Munich, Germany. While this year marks the 177th Oktoberfest to be held, 2010 is the 200th anniversary of the very first Oktoberfest in 1810 (some years were missed due to war or cholera outbreaks). The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. This year, festivities will run until October 4, 2010. Collected here are a few images from this opening weekend.

<a href="http://omgshots.com/264-oktoberfest-2010-bavarian-beer-festival-in-munich.html" title="Oktoberfest 201" target="_self">Oktoberfest 201</a>0: Bavarian Beer Festival in Munich

Overall view shows visitors crowding the Hacker beer tent on the opening day of the 177th edition of the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in

Chinese hard worker cycle carriers

Chinese hard worker cycle carriers
Chinese hard worker cycle carriers

These huge carriers are not just for photo shoots, but its usual in china. French photographyer Alain Delorme captured these workers with their bike. Who use to drive this load daily & all the day. Delorme captured these images during his stays in Shangai in 2009 & 2010. These photo shows the life of simple chinese workers who work hard for lives. Have a

Katrina turns Pakeezah in Tees Maar Khan

After completing a raunchy number Sheela Ki Jawaani, Katrina Kaif is all set to go for a Meena Kumari style makeover for a special qawalli number in Tees Maar Khan.

The actress, who plays a wannabe item girl in the Farah Khan directed movie, will be accompanied by Salman Khan and co-star Akshay Kumar in the song. Salman is making a special appearance in the song.

Katrina will be seen as grace personified a la Meena Kumari form Pakeezah, says the director. "Katrina would be seen in an altogether different avtar in this qawalli. While Akshay and Salman can be expected to have a lot of fun with this track, it belongs to Katrina as she would surprise the audience," Farah said.

"Katrina's look has been modeled on

Priyanka Chopra beats Big B, Khans on twitter

'Desigirl' Priyanka Chopra, an avid twitter user, has left behind Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, and three Khans-- Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman-- when it comes to garnering maximum number of followers on twitter.

'King Khan' was running ahead of the Bollywood lot but his 'Don' co-star soon caught up with him. Priyanka is now on top with 652,822 followers while SRK's followers are 649,515.

Priyanka follows 95 people on twitter including Big B, Shah Rukh and other industry friends while 12810 people have listed her on the microblogging website, which has become home to virtually every Bollywood star.

Interestingly, when it comes to Bollywood actress, no one is even near to Priyanka. Preity Zinta is the second female star from Bollywood to have the biggest fan following but her number is only half of Priyanka's admirers on twitter.

Zinta has about 390,080 followers while 'Om Shanti Om' star Deepika Padukone is third with 85,226 fans.

Salman Khan, who has been in the eye storm for his comments on 26/11, is third after Shah Rukh. The actor may have decided to quit twitter following the

Now bid on eBay to work out with Salman

How about working out with your favourite star Salman Khan and getting fitness tips from him? Well, if you are keen to do so, just log on to eBay India and win a chance to train with the superstar.

On the occasion of the joy of giving week (Sep 26-Oct 2), the online shopping portal eBay India has announced a special charity auction where one can bid for a private gym training session with Salman.

"I will spend quality time with the person that bids generously. All the money is going to a good cause, and I will reciprocate by offering some valuable fitness techniques to the participant," said Salman in a statement released here Tuesday.

The charity auction, which started Sep 19, will end Sep 26 and all the proceeds will benefit NGO The Research Society, which aims to

Lindsay Lohan to be arrested on Friday


Lindsay Lohan is set to re-enter prison this Friday after a judge today issued a bench warrant and revoked her probation.

The 'Mean Girls' star had failed two new drug tests during her bail term for a 2007 drink driving case, reported Los Angeles Times online.

The warrant is on hold until 8:30 a.m. Friday, when Lohan is slated to go before Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Eldon Fox .

The actress violated her probation by failing the two court-ordered tests, which turned up positive for cocaine and amphetamines.

Fox will decide on Friday whether Lohan violated her probation and should be sent back to jail or back into locked-down drug rehabilitation.

The actress is expected to be sentenced to a

Rihanna, Katy Perry party in strip club

Singers Rihanna and Katy Perry lived it up this weekend in Las Vegas by watching a Cirque du Soleil performance, and visiting a strip club later.

The duo partied with 25 people as Perry is gearing up for her marriage to British comedian Russell Brand, reports thesun.co.uk.

They went to the MGM Grand hotel to see a Cirque du Soleil production, after which they went backstage to pose pictures with the colourfully dressed cast.

They also went for dinner at another hotel, followed by dancing at another place. The gang finally ended up at a stripping club, where a blonde stripper danced for

Google Earth 3.1 for iOS gets its ocean layer, Eric Schmidt's undersea base conspicuously absent

Google's recent addition of ocean layer content and ocean bathymetry (which, we were shocked to discover, had nothing to do with bathing) meant that Android users finally got access to underwater locales on the Google Earth. No need to feel left out anymore, iOS users -- Google Earth 3.1 for iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone is finally yours as well, with over a hundred pictures and videos and native support for the Retina display. Check out the App Store to get started, or

10 things I hate about Angelina Jolie

Whats new: Angelina Jolie wore bright red lipstick during her entire trip to Moscow.
1. The collective amnesia: You may be the UN’s goodwill ambassador now — but you used to be a self-harming, blood-vial wearing misanthrope, a fact everyone conveniently overlooks. Or maybe I’m the only one who remembers how you locked lips with your brother at the Oscars.
2. The mother-earth reincarnation: Like a phoenix from the flames, you emerged from the ashes of your former marriages in the guise of a kindly matriarch. As you began expanding your brood with alarming speed and determination, every formerly independent, successful, childless woman was plunged into a spiral of self-doubt. We still haven’t recovered.
3. The perfect babies: Shiloh’s perfect pout and blonde hair will cement her presence on Page Six for the rest of her life. If that wasn’t enough, even the babies you didn’t give birth to are adorable.
4. The perfect post-baby body: Your ability to squeeze into skinny jeans weeks after giving birth to twins is perhaps even more unsettling than your ability to be a

Imran Khan rejects calls for cricket ban

Imran Khan said Pakistan's cricket team has long been a target of British tabloids.
KARACHI: Imran Khan brushed aside calls to ban his Pakistan from international cricket until corruption allegations are investigated, saying a country cannot be punished collectively.
Former England captains Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan had demanded for Pakistan to be kicked out of international cricket until a probe into their cricketers has been completed.
Their calls followed allegations of spot-fixing against Pakistani cricketers during their ongoing tour of England, which triggered a war of words between cricket officials from the two countries.
Former Pakistan cricket captain Khan said a country cannot be thrown out on the basis of allegations.
“In any form of illegal activity you cannot give collective punishment to a country and deprive millions of fans, more so because these are still allegations yet to be

Pakistan team should not be banned: Ponting

Australia captain Ricky Ponting doesn’t believe Pakistan should be banned from international cricket because of the fixing allegations that have engulfed the team.
“It would not be wise to keep Pakistan out because it will have a bigger impact on other things,” Ponting said Tuesday, without

Which of these Bollywood hot ladies looks more stunning in a bikini?

Which of these Bollywood hot ladies looks more stunning in a bikini?

[VIDEO] Future of Android User Interface? - Amazing 2D to 3D transformation

Even with Street View, it can be hard to orient yourself in a strange area with a smartphone-based map. The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), an absolutely genius group of UI designers, wants to jazz things up by letting users shift dynamically from a flat object, like a map or a list of contacts, to a 3D one, which can be overlaid with additional information.

Horizon 2D-3D Maps
By allowing the user to seamlessly transition from a two-dimensional display to a three-dimensional one and back, TAT aims to make it easier to comfortably maintain a

Angry England hit back at Butt remarks

Angry England hit back at Butt remarks
The England & Wales Cricket Board has announced that it will be taking legal action against Ijaz Butt, the chairman of the PCB, after describing his allegations that England's players accepted a bribe to lose the third ODI at The Oval as "wholly irresponsible and completely without foundation".

However, in a strongly-worded statement on behalf of the ECB and the England team, it was announced that the final two matches of Pakistan's tour would go ahead as planned. "It remains in the best interests of world cricket, the players and in particular of cricket supporters that the tour should continue, and it would set a dangerous precedent to call off a tour based on the misguided and inaccurate remarks made by one individual."

Butt's allegations were of such extraordinary gravity that the ECB waited almost 24 hours before formulating its official response, and their statement was only issued after a lengthy meeting between the ECB and Team England, which stretched late into Sunday night. Present at the discussions were the ECB's chairman Giles Clarke, the CEO David Collier, the managing director of

Atif Aslam at Ole Sereni in Kenya (Concert Pictures)

A private & completely spontaneous live performance by Atif Aslam while having lunch at “Ole Sereni” in Kenya on 19th Sept. 2010. His message is

Junaid Khan of Call Band’s Wedding Pictures

“Well, it was totally arranged. My mom found her for me, and I’m feeling great about it. A good partner is a blessing actually. And she is a gem of a person. She is a

No billions for Bill Gates kids

No billions for Bill Gates kids
Microsoft founder bill gates said he wont be leaving hi $56 billion to his kids, but some money but not a meaningful percentage, said Bill Gates.

Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have three children - Jennifer, 14, Rory, 11, and eight-year-old Phoebe.

Bill Gates said:
I will give the kids some money but not a meaningful percentage. Setting the number so that they need to work but they feel reasonably taken care of is hard to figure out. I knew I didn't think it was a good idea to give the money to my kids. That wouldn't be good either for my kids or society. So the question was, 'Can I find something that had incredible impact?' I knew I wanted to do that.

Along with his wife, he launched the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which so far donated $30 billion to fund mass vaccination programs to eradicate diseases such as

School bus plunges into Jhelum river

Ten bodies had been pulled out while four others were pulled out alive, reports said.van carrying about 30 schoolchildren plunged into a river in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and most of the kids are dead or missing.
Local police chief Ghulam Akber says police rescued the driver and four injured children after Tuesday's accident. Eleven bodies were recovered and the other children were missing.
Akber said rescuers struggled to reach the van in the middle of the river to save more children.
The driver lost control on an elevated road next to the

‘Even if I was purple’ people would be frustrated: Obama

US President Barack Obama makes an unannounced visit to the Reading Terminal Market for a cheesesteak sandwich, mint chocolate chip ice cream and apples on September 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama dismissed suggestions Monday that his cerebral style and exotic background made it tough for him to empathize with the economic fears of heartland Americans.
Obama’s critics have frequently argued that his intellectual and academic leadership style or his upbringing in Hawaii, and for several years as a boy in Indonesia, make it hard for him to connect with everyday citizens.
“I think when the unemployment rate is still high and people are having a tough time, it doesn't matter if I was green, it doesn't matter if I was purple. I think people would still be frustrated and understandably so,” Obama said in a town-hall style meeting on the

Zardari urges end to cricket blame game

The President expressed concern over the match fixing allegations.
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari discussed with British High Commissioner Adam Thomson on Monday the issue of match-fixing allegations levelled against the Pakistani cricket team and assassination of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq in London.
According to sources, President Zardari, who is the Patron in Chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, expressed concern over the match fixing allegations and said the blame game should be stopped by both sides.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar refused to comment on the matter discussed at the meeting.

The president also asked Mr Thomson to convey his request to the UK authorities to complete investigation in Mr Farooq’s murder case as soon as possible.

The spokesman said the president called upon the British government and EU countries to further pursue the progress recently made at a foreign ministers’ meeting of the

Karachi violence takes ominous turn

A paramilitary soldier stands alert near a fire during a protest by Shia Muslims in Karachi on September 20, 2010 against the targeted killing of their community members. 
KARACHI: At least nine people were killed in incidents of violence in Karachi on Monday.

Commercial centres remained closed and traffic thinned out as tension and fear gripped some areas during funeral of five people who were shot dead on Sunday night.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Farooq Sattar held the federal interior ministry and the Sindh home department responsible for the renewed wave of violence in the city. “If they are not responsible, then they should tell us as to why they failed to curb the acts of terror in the city,” he said at a press conference here on Monday.

He said that conspirators wanted to malign the MQM in the eyes of the international community by linking the fresh incident of targeted killings with the assassination of Dr Imran Farooq.

At least three people were killed and six others injured on Monday during violence in Nazimabad area after a young man was killed allegedly in firing by the Rangers. He was returning home with dozens of other people after attending the funeral of a victim of target killing, officials and