Elin spent weekend with Tiger Woods – divorce called off

Elin has spent the weekend with Tiger Woods at the Rehabilitation centre where he is being treated for sex addiction. According to RadarOnline their source told them that Elin was happy when she returned home in Orlando Sunday night. Things went obviously well because she has decided to give their marriage a chance.

Tiger Woods booked himself into a sex clinic after a very public fall out with his wife about having a affair. After she found out about him cheating some say she attacked him and his car with a golf club. What has made things worse it has come to light that Tiger has been linked to more than 14 women, since his marriage to Elin, some even claiming to have children by him. It seems Tiger’s bid to save his marriage is working and apparently he is very serious about doing everything he can. He should be because Elin was serious about divorcing him.

 

 

Is this how the Apple tablet’s keyboard will work?

Apple recently filed a patent for a touch screen keyboard that shows us exactly how the Apple Keyboard would work if the rumors are true about Apple announcing the Apple tablet tomorrow. Remember the Apple tablet is still a rumor but we think it will only be so until tomorrow. Off course we might also be wrong.

Back in December of 2008 already Apple filed patent no. 20080316183 at the United States patent office. The patent has specific functions for a Touch screen keyboard in which could very well be the Apple Tablet’s keyboard functions.

Check them out:

1. A method of interpreting swipe gesture input across a virtual keyboard area of a touch-sensitive device wherein taps of a touch object in the virtual keyboard area generate text input, the method comprising:detecting a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard;determining a direction of the swipe gesture; andperforming a predetermined function determined by the direction of the swipe gesture without regard to an initial touchdown point of the swipe gesture. 

2. The method of claim 1 wherein detecting a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard comprises:acquiring touch image data from the touch-sensitive device;processing the image to generate one or more finger path events;determining a displacement of the one or more finger path events; anddetecting a swipe gesture if the displacement exceeds a predetermined threshold. 

3. The method of claim 2 further comprising detecting a tap if the displacement does not exceed a predetermined threshold. 

4. The method of claim 2 further comprising canceling a tap if a swipe gesture is detected. 

5. The method of claim 1 wherein detecting a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard comprises:acquiring touch image data from the touch-sensitive device;processing the image to generate one or more finger path events;determining a displacement of the one or more finger path events;determining a time interval of the one or more finger path events; anddetecting a swipe gesture if the displacement exceeds a predetermined minimum swipe length threshold and if the time interval is less than a swipe gesture timeout threshold. 

6. The method of claim 5 further comprising detecting a tap if the displacement does not exceed a predetermined threshold or if the time interval is greater than a swipe gesture timeout threshold. 

7. The method of claim 5 further comprising canceling a tap if a swipe gesture is detected. 

8. The method of claim 1 wherein determining a direction of the swipe gesture comprises:comparing a magnitude of a vertical displacement of the swipe gesture to a magnitude of a horizontal displacement of the swipe gesture; anddetermining a vertical direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is greater than the horizontal displacement; ordetermining a horizontal direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is less than the horizontal displacement. 

9. The method of claim 1 further comprising:determining an upward direction for the swipe gesture if a vertical direction is determined and the vertical displacement is positive;determining a downward direction for the swipe gesture if a vertical direction is determined and the vertical displacement is negative;determining a rightward direction for the swipe gesture if a horizontal direction is determined and the horizontal displacement is positive; anddetermining a leftward direction for the swipe gesture if a horizontal direction is determined and the horizontal displacement is negative. 

10. The method of claim 1 wherein determining a direction of the swipe gesture comprises:determining a ratio of a vertical displacement of the swipe gesture to a horizontal displacement of the swipe gesture;comparing the determined ratio to a predetermined value; anddetecting a vertical direction if the determined ratio is greater than the predetermined value; ordetecting a horizontal direction if the determined ratio is less than the predetermined value. 

11. The method of claim 10 wherein the predetermined value is the tangent of an angle selected to distinguish vertical swipe gestures from horizontal swipe gestures. 

12. The method of claim 1 further comprising:determining an upward direction for the swipe gesture if a vertical direction is determined and the vertical displacement is positive;determining a downward direction for the swipe gesture if a vertical direction is determined and the vertical displacement is negative;determining a rightward direction for the swipe gesture if a horizontal direction is determined and the horizontal displacement is positive; anddetermining a leftward direction for the swipe gesture if a horizontal direction is determined and the horizontal displacement is negative. 

13. The method of claim 1 wherein the predetermined function comprises at least one of spacing, erasing, or punctuation insertion. 

14. The method of claim 1 further comprising displaying a feedback indication indicating the function performed. 

15. The method of claim 13 wherein the swipe gesture is a single-finger swipe gesture. 

16. The method of claim 13 wherein the swipe gesture is a multi-finger swipe gesture. 

17. The method of claim 1 wherein a rightward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a space, an auto-completion, or display of an auto-completion menu. 

18. The method of claim 17 wherein the rightward swipe gesture invokes different functions depending on a number of fingers used. 

19. The method of claim 1 wherein a leftward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a character deletion, a word deletion, or a line deletion. 

20. The method of claim 19 wherein the rightward swipe gesture invokes different functions depending on a number of fingers used. 

21. The method of claim 1 wherein a downward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a carriage return, a new line, inserting punctuation, or an alternate keyboard. 

22. The method of claim 21 wherein the alternate keyboard includes at least one of punctuation and numerical characters. 

23. The method of claim 21 wherein the rightward swipe gesture invokes different functions depending on a number of fingers used. 

24. The method of claim 1 wherein an upward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a shift, a caps lock, or an alternate keyboard. 

25. The method of claim 24 wherein the alternate keyboard includes accented characters. 

26. The method of claim 24 wherein the rightward swipe gesture invokes different functions depending on a number of fingers used. 

27. The method of claim 1 wherein the predetermined function can be customized by a user. 

28. The method of claim 1 wherein if the touch object is held in contact with the touch-sensitive device at the end of the swipe gesture the predetermined function is repeated until the touch object is lifted from the touch-sensitive device. 

29. A computer system having a processor operatively coupled to a memory and a multi-touch interface, the multi-touch interface comprising a virtual keyboard area in which taps of a touch object generate text input, the computer system being adapted to:detect a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard;determine a direction of the swipe gesture; andperform a predetermined function determined by the direction of the swipe gesture without regard to an initial touchdown point of the swipe gesture. 

30. The computer system of claim 29 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

31. The computer system of claim 29 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

32. The computer system of claim 29 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

33. The computer system of claim 28 wherein the computer system detects a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard by:acquiring touch image data from the touch-sensitive device;processing the image to generate one or more finger path events;determining a displacement of the one or more finger path events; anddetecting a swipe gesture if the displacement exceeds a predetermined threshold. 

34. The computer system of claim 33 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

35. The computer system of claim 33 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

36. The computer system of claim 33 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

37. The computer system of claim 29 wherein the computer system determines the direction of the swipe gesture by:comparing a magnitude of a vertical displacement of the swipe gesture to a magnitude of a horizontal displacement of the swipe gesture; anddetermining a vertical direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is greater than the horizontal displacement; ordetermining a horizontal direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is less than the horizontal displacement. 

38. The computer system of claim 37 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

39. The computer system of claim 37 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

40. The computer system of claim 37 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

41. The computer system of claim 29 wherein the predetermined function comprises at least one of spacing, erasing, or punctuation insertion. 

42. The computer system of claim 41 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

43. The computer system of claim 41 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

44. The computer system of claim 41 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

45. The computer system of claim 29 wherein a rightward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a space, an auto-completion, or display of an auto-completion menu. 

46. The computer system of claim 45 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

47. The computer system of claim 45 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

48. The computer system of claim 45 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

49. The computer system of claim 29 wherein a leftward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a character deletion, a word deletion, or a line deletion. 

50. The computer system of claim 49 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

51. The computer system of claim 49 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

52. The computer system of claim 49 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

53. The computer system of claim 29 wherein a downward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a carriage return, a new line, inserting punctuation, or an alternate keyboard. 

54. The computer system of claim 53 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

55. The computer system of claim 53 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

56. The computer system of claim 53 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

57. The computer system of claim 29 wherein an upward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a shift, a caps lock, or an alternate keyboard. 

58. The computer system of claim 57 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

59. The computer system of claim 57 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

60. The computer system of claim 57 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

61. A computer system having a multi-touch interface, the multi-touch interface comprising a virtual keyboard area in which taps of a touch object generate text input, the computer system further comprising:a touch image processor that receives touch image data from the multi-touch interface and generates finger path tracking events;a keyboard tap recognizer that process the finger path tracking events to generate key tap events;a keyboard slide recognizer that generates keyboard swipe events;a keyboard input manager that receives the key tap events and the keyboard swipe events and generates one or more of text events for an application running on the computer system and feedback popup graphics to be displayed on a display of the computer system. 

62. The computer system of claim 61 wherein the computer system is selected from the group consisting of a desktop computer, a tablet computer, and a notebook computer. 

63. The computer system of claim 61 wherein the computer system comprises at least one of a handheld computer, a personal digital assistant, a media player, and a mobile telephone. 

64. The computer system of claim 61 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

65. A mobile telephone having a processor operatively coupled to a memory and a multi-touch interface, the multi-touch interface comprising a virtual keyboard area in which taps of a touch object generate text input, the computer system being adapted to:detect a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard;determine a direction of the swipe gesture; andperform a predetermined function determined by the direction of the swipe gesture without regard to an initial touchdown point of the swipe gesture. 

66. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

67. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein the computer system detects a swipe gesture across the virtual keyboard by:acquiring touch image data from the touch-sensitive device;processing the image to generate one or more finger path events;determining a displacement of the one or more finger path events; anddetecting a swipe gesture if the displacement exceeds a predetermined threshold. 

68. The mobile telephone of claim 67 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

69. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein the computer system determines the direction of the swipe gesture by:comparing a magnitude of a vertical displacement of the swipe gesture to a magnitude of a horizontal displacement of the swipe gesture; anddetermining a vertical direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is greater than the horizontal displacement; ordetermining a horizontal direction for the swipe gesture if the vertical displacement is less than the horizontal displacement. 

70. The mobile telephone of claim 69 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

71. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein the predetermined function comprises at least one of spacing, erasing, or punctuation insertion. 

72. The mobile telephone of claim 71 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

73. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein a rightward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a space, an auto-completion, or display of an auto-completion menu. 

74. The mobile telephone of claim 73 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

75. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein a leftward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a character deletion, a word deletion, or a line deletion. 

76. The mobile telephone of claim 75 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

77. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein a downward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a carriage return, a new line, inserting punctuation, or an alternate keyboard. 

78. The mobile telephone of claim 77 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

79. The mobile telephone of claim 65 wherein an upward swipe gesture invokes at least one of a shift, a caps lock, or an alternate keyboard. 

80. The computer system of claim 79 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen. 

81. A mobile telephone having a multi-touch interface, the multi-touch interface comprising a virtual keyboard area in which taps of a touch object generate text input, the computer system further comprising:a touch image processor that receives touch image data from the multi-touch interface and generates finger path tracking events;a keyboard tap recognizer that process the finger path tracking events to generate key tap events;a keyboard slide recognizer that generates keyboard swipe events;a keyboard input manager that receives the key tap events and the keyboard swipe events and generates one or more of text events for an application running on the computer system and feedback popup graphics to be displayed on a display of the computer system. 

81. The mobile telephone of claim 81 wherein the multi-touch interface is a touch screen.

 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: US using “war on terror” as a pretext to take over other countries

Tehran, Iran – The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the United States and the "war on terror" is a pretext to take over other countries and the resources of other countries.

Ahmadinejad is quoted as saying on Wednesday during a meeting with Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo that there are "powers" that seek to gain control and take over most of the resources and we presume oil in the Middle East. He said they are waging war under the pretext of "freedom, human rights and fight against terror".

President of Latin America also said the same recently has Hugo Chavez said that the United States caused the earthquake in Haiti and that the next target would be Iran. Also recently Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua said that the US using relief in Haiti as cover up for military takeover

Some are led to believe that the Haiti invasion is to form a base above Venezuela and that Venezuela is the next target of the US. That can be debated but what can not be debated is that the US is in Haiti for more reasons than just humanitarian. 

RSG cuts people off for exposing the ANC paying for Nigerian bursaries in Afrikaans Universities

Pretoria, South Africa – Early today there was a radio broadcast where people could phone in and debate about Afrikaans education and the fact that Afrikaans is being pushed out of schools. Even though Afrikaners have a constitutional right to study in their own language the attack on Afrikaans in universities is growing.

A woman phoned in and she exposed the ANC for flying in Nigerians as well as giving them bursaries to study in a Afrikaans university in Stellenbosch namely the Stellenbosch University. When she phoned in she was blatantly cut off from the "Afrikaans" program for exposing the ANC.

A second caller called trying to ask the radio presenter why the woman got cut off for exposing the ANC, this person then got cut off as well. The second person had his radio on while phoning the radio station which might be the reason for them to cut the connection but why when someone mentions the ANC is the presenter getting edgy?

The ANC is flying people in from other countries, giving them bursaries and paying for their studies for them to study in Afrikaans schools and Universities, these students then dont understand the language of the University. This then turns out in chaos as striking students break University property, threaten Afrikaans students and cause total chaos in Universities.

The woman that phoned in also made it clear that the ANC is purposely trying to get Afrikaans Universities and schools out of society.

We hope RSG will reply on this topic.

India’s 56th National Film Awards Winners 2010

Here is the list of the winners at the 56th National Film Awards.

Best Actor Award went to Upendra Limaye for his role in Jogva a Marathi film

Best Actress Award was given to Priyanka Chopra for Fashion.

Best Supporting Actor was awarded to Arjun Rampal for his role in ‘Rock On’

Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Kangna Ranaut for Fashion

Best Feature Film was awarded to Antaheen (Bengali)

Best Male Playback Singer went to Hariharan for his song Jeev Dangla Gungla Rangla from the movie Jogva

Best Female Playback Singer went to Shreya Ghoshal for Phenrari Mon and Jeev DanglaGungla Rangla.

Best Cinematography was awarded to Avik Mukhopadhyay for his work in Antaheen.

Best Screenplay was won by Sachin Kundalkar for Ganha a Marathi film.

Best Choreography went to Chinni Prakash and Rekash for Jodha Akbar’s song ‘Azeem-o-Shaan Shahesha’

There is are 13 awards all together in different categories. The two main winners for the night is Fashion and Antaheen. I found the the trailer for each of them.

Fashion Movie Trailer – Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut

 

 

Antaheen Trailer

 

South Africa genocide – Farm attacks continue in South Africa, woman attacked with panga

 Viljoenskroon, Free State, South Africa – Theresa (surname hidden) 40 was attacked in Vermaansdrift, District Viljoenskroon. The attacker was a worker that had been fired in December of 2009. The attack happened between 24:00 – 01:00 on January 25. She is currently in a very critical condition in the Wilmed Hospital in Klerksdrop.

Her neighbour said the following:

 

Our neighbour was attacked with a panga in the early hours of this morning. Nothing was stolen. No vehicles, jewellery or money. Thanks to the "fast" response of the police (1 hour later) and the ambulance (1 and a half hour later) she was taken to a nearby Hospital in a very critical state. The attacker however was found by the surrounded neighbours and friends 4 hours later and arrested by the police after he showed them where he had left the panga.”

The genocide continues

 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt break-up

UPDATE: THEY ARE NOT SPLITTING. IT IS ALL RUMOURS.

This has been coming for a while now. There has  been rumors for months now that everything is not peachy between the pair. It has at last come to heads when Brad told Angelina she should get psychiatric help or he is leaving her in return she called him boring, calling him toxic and wants him out of her life.

This was all overheard at a restaurant where the two spent the night in serious discussion. By the next day they went to see solicitors to split their joint fortune and share custody of the children who will remain in residence with Jolie.

The pair came together with massive sexual chemistry and reportedly spent days in bed but after six years and 6 children apparently they have realised they are just to different to be happy together. Brad Pitt was raised traditionally and has always wanted a family and raise them that way. Where Angelina Jolie had a hollywood family with all the ups and downs that entail, she and her brother is abnormally close and she has had bouts of depression Jolie was even committed to a mental home when she was younger.

Since they have begun their relationship she has been unreasonably jealous of Brad’s ex Jennifer Aniston which has lead to many fights, some even violent. Brad Pitt wants Jolie to get help, she is too thin and has mood swings, just after she had her twins she started looking to adopt another child. This is not at all what Brad wants, he wants a stable home to raise the children in, living in one place but Angelina refuses to slow down taking on more work and charity. Some say it is her way of coping with the grief of losing her mother.

They look tired, worn out and the fact she just wants more and more children is a problem. Some is speculating if he would return to Aniston but I doubt she would take him back and as for Jolie she is going to live in France while making a film there and where she could have some privacy.

Update:

Close friends of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has stated that the reports that they are splitting is just tabloid rumors. Their reps has also denied that they are breaking up. But who knows, the pair is hardly seen together anymore and it is reasonable to believe that they are hitting a ruff patch in their relationship.

Osama Bin Laden is back with another tape.

In a new audio tape Osama Bin Laden warns America that he will be back. The tape was found by Aljazeera and is in Arabic. Osama mentions a few things amongst

"America will never dream of living in peace unless we live it in Palestine. It is unfair that you enjoy a safe life while our brothers in Gaza suffer greatly.

"Therefore, with God’s will, our attacks on you will continue as long as you continue to support Israel,"

We dont know how they know it is Osama Bin Laden but according to Aljazeera it is.

Video – Full Body scanner fails to stop dangerous items, shown on German tv show

A recent video of a German tv program shows that the full body scanners does not work. The video gets interesting in at around 2 minutes when it is revealed that the man went through the body scanner with dangerous items that the full body scanner is supposed to stop. This just shows that the new scanners in airports would not work if someone really wanted to blow up a airplane.

This guy obviously knew what he was doing but someone desperate enough can do exactly the same. 

Check out the video:

 

US makes Haiti pay for aid

Obama pledged a $100 million dollars in aid when Haiti has $500 million dept to America. How does that make sense?

Haiti’s long troubled history actually started out as a accomplishment the world can be proud of. In 1825 Haiti was the first country to free themselves from slavery. But it came at a cost, they had to pay back the French slavers $21 Billion and slowly it has crippled the country. Yes, they are people overtaken by witchcraft and strange beliefs but they where one of the richest Islands of the time. With their successful sugar and rice crops they had always had the means to come out of poverty if the dept would have been dropped. But it was only 100 years later when this happened and by that time their economy has taken a knock.

America stepped in for a while ‘helping’ them sort out the economy by supporting dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier known as Baby Doc who stole $500 million of the loans the U.S was providing the country. Even after he fled and it all came to light America still expected the Haitians to pay back the loan even though they did not receive it. Billions dollars in debt they where forced to accept the International Monetary Fund structural adjustment program. Promised that if they accepted all their dept would have been forgiven. Note until that point the Haitians first dept was to buy their freedom the second was a US supported leader who swindled millions of dollars from US, so the Haitians have not received any money so technical has made no debt.

The IMF program was installed and that was the end to Haiti’s only resource to ever free themselves. They where forced to buy imported rice from America at a elevated price and was not allowed to export any of their natural resources bankrupting their agriculture, raising the price of food and electricity to the extent that there where unrest and people stormed the palatial buildings. IMF even froze pay on public transit, infrastructure and vital social services such as doctors, medical staff and teachers. Since then there has been political unrest and gangs has taken over at some parts.( That is what happens when people are forced from their livelihood into crowded cities, starving).

And to put icing on the cake the $500 million was never ‘forgiven’ Haitians are still paying for that debt!

The most shocking part of this all is on the very day Obama declared that they are donating ‘generously’ $100 million to aid relief, a fifth of their debt, the IMF announced that they are adding $100 million to Haiti’s debt. So technically Haiti is paying for their own aid.

The U.S has sent military to occupy Haiti while Haiti is fitting the bill.

The celebrities helping with personal funds and fund raising, organizers and Americans that help is not being criticized here, it is the U.S government. They have promised aid that would eventually be paid by the Haitians themselves plus interest.

 

Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua says US using relief in Haiti as cover up for military takeover

Presidents from three Latin America countries said the same thing. They believe the US is using their "relief operation" as a front to do a military takeover in Haiti. The Bolivian president Evo Morales will soon request a meeting with the UN to stop the invasion. He also called it a "military takeover".

"It’s not right that the United States should use this natural disaster to invade and militarily occupy Haiti,"
"If you have all these problems with the injured and the dead from the earthquake, you have to go there to save lives, and you don’t do that from a military standpoint," he added.

Just days ago the American military namely the 82nd Airborne division which is not used for relief but occupation took over the Haiti Presidential palace grounds for their helicopters to land on. While the Haiti people were dying of thirst they send water to the US setup instead of to the people. Apparently it was said that the water would be distributed from the US base but that has not been proved.

While there are up to 30 000 US troops in Haiti they are also taking over the airport, it was also reported that the US military showed relief planes away in order for military planes to land.

Haiti is a brilliantly located area for the US to further their war with Venezuela, a country rich in oil.

Just days ago – Hugo Chavez: United States caused Haiti earthquake with tectonic weapon

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Video – NASA Captures largest solar flare in two years

The largest solar flare in two years was detected on January the 17th according to NASA:


STEREO (Behind) was in position to observe an M-class (moderate) solar flare (Jan. 17, 2010), the largest one detected for more than two years. It was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME), seen as the large cloud of particles surrounding the bright flash as well as a wave of material spreading part way across the Sun. Solar activity level has been slumbering rather quietly, but this substantial active region has shown plenty of signs of life. Besides that flare, several other, smaller flares can be seen in the video (about 30 hours). The brightness of the flares causes the light to spread along pixel rows of the detector, its tell tale signature.

 

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Video – Shocking police brutality in New York, suspect’s head smashed on sidewalk

New York, United States – Two police officers in New York have been suspended and are under investigation because of a video that surfaced that shows the police officers beat a handcuffed man.

The police officers beat and smashed Jonathan Baez’s head against the sidewalk several times while he was handcuffed. The one police officer also beat him several times with the fist.

Two other officers, Junior Carela and Phillip Connor received desk sentences for doing nothing about the police brutality and abuse.

This is the main reason the police all over the US and UK want people to stop filming them because it exposes the criminal police brutality happening both in the U.S and in the U.K.

The suspect can be heard screaming, probably because of being in pain.

Cop Out – Movie Trailer

It has been a while since I have seen anything starring Bruce Willis that was worth watching. Cop Out is a all out action comedy about two police partners Bruce Willis playing is normal quiet type with his dry humor with Tracy Morgan playing opposite him as his loud mouth partner. Surprisingly they make a good pair complimenting each other.

Jimmy, played by Bruce Willis, rare baseball card gets stolen by a mean gangster obsessed by memorabilia. Jimmy and his long time NYPD partner Paul, played by Tracy Morgan, go after the criminal. Jimmy desperate for the cash for his daughters wedding and Paul that is distracted by his wife who is convinced is being unfaithful.

This is one of those movies that in enjoyable that is easy to watch and laugh.

Release date is 26 February 2010.