Friday, August 5, 2011

Andrea Bocelli to Perform Free Central Park Show

52-year-old Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is going to perform a free show in New York’s Central Park on September 15.

Bocelli is performing the show for PBS and he says it was a dream of his late father.

The famous Italian tenor will be performing with the New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir and together with the choirs special guests will be on hand to perform, although who will star alongside the tenor has not been revealed.

Titled as “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park”, the show will air on PBS on December 2 at 9 p.m and a CD of the concert along with available DVD’s will be available sometime in November.

Bocelli will perform in various U.S. cities including Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas after his Central Park concert.

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Spyware and Malware Risks on Smartphones and Androids

Spyware and smartphones are now linked together as developers target Android mobile devices. Spyware and malware developers may only direct attacks on Google’s open mobile platform as the mobile industry continues to grow, Forbes said in a report.

Lookout, a smartphone security company that monitors apps, reported that one-third of all mobile users, including Android or Apple, may come across an unsafe link this year.        

According to research, up to a million Android-devices may be infected with malware this year.

Attackers are using new distribution techniques, such as malvertising and upgrade attacks through Android and Android’s Market.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cargill recalls 36 million pounds of ground turkey

After Federal health authorities said that there is an outbreak of multi-drug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announced an immediate voluntary recall of roughly 36 million pounds of ground turkey meat because it may be contaminated with the bacteria.

Salmonella Heidelberg killed one person and sickened 76 others in 26 states appears to have been traced to ground turkey products.

Cargill said it has suspended production of ground turkey products at the processing facility until it can identify the source of the bacteria strain.

Infection with the Salmonella can cause people to develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection which usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

In severe cases, diarrhea may require hospitalization and, if the infection spreads from the intestines to the bloodstream and then elsewhere in the body. The aged, infants and people with impaired immune systems tend to be at highest risk.

for more information go to Cnn

Mila Kunis: Timberlakes’ Bodyguard

During a press conference in Moscow promoting their movie Friends with Benefits, Mila Kunis defended her co-star Justin Timberlake against a Russian reporter’s pointed question.

When asked in Russian why the SexyBack singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake was acting instead of making more music, Kunis took offense and answered back in behalf of her co-star.

"Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?" Kunis asked in her native tongue. The room erupted with laughter while Timberlake could do nothing but sit there staggered until the translation was passed on to him via an earpiece. When he finally received it, he pointed at Kunis and quipped, "This is my bodyguard."

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Half Dome climber from San Ramon falls to death

A 26-year-old woman from San Ramon fell 600 feet to her death last Sunday while climbing the perilous summit cables on Yosemite National Park's Half Dome amid stormy, wet weather.

Hayley LaFlamme, her sister and two friends had reached the top of the massive escarpment and were just past the midpoint of the descent around noon when LaFlamme apparently tripped and lost her grip on the cables. She slid and tumbled down the almost vertical granite slope to the rocks below. Her body was recovered by search teams later that day.

Near the base of Half Dome, a sign reads: "If a thunderstorm is anywhere on the horizon DO NOT PASS BEYOND THIS SIGN. Lightning has struck Half Dome every month of the year." LaFlamme's death is still under investigation. It is not known whether she and her group were experienced hikers or had the proper equipment for the climb, Kari Cobb, spokeswoman for Yosemite said.

Information is from Sfgate

U.S. Congressman Apologizes to Obama for ‘tar baby’ reference

An apology from U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn was sent to the White House in relation to a comment he made Friday during an interview with a Denver radio station.

During the interview about Obama's budget policies, the Colorado Republican said that being linked to President Barack Obama would be like touching a tar baby.

Tar baby is defined in Merriam-Webster's dictionary as something from which it is nearly impossible to extricate oneself; it has also long been used as a derogatory term for blacks.

Because of this, Lamborn is taking serious heat from several angles especially from the black community. Monday evening, Lamborn's office sent a news release saying the congressman had sent a personal letter to the US President apologizing for using a term some find insensitive. The release said Lamborn is confident that President Obama will accept his heartfelt apology.

for more info VancouverSun

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords Voted for Debt Limit Deal

Six months after being shot and critically wounded during a constituent event in her home district in January during an attempted assassination attempt, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise return to the House floor on Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.

She entered the House chambers through a side door while her colleagues were voting on a concession to raise the national debt ceiling. Her arrival prompted applause on the Democratic side of the chamber, which gradually spread through the House.

Giffords voted “yes” on the bill, which drew new applause as a green “Y” appeared next to her name on the House’s back wall. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the microphone and called the congresswoman, who is still recovering from her injuries, “the personification of courage.”

Covering Aunt Britney’s Latest Hit

Maddie Briann Aldridge, pop legend Britney Spears’ 3 year-old niece might be following in her famous aunt’s footsteps, as the precious toddler’s video on YouTube shows how she chanted Spears’ latest hit, “Up N’Down”.

The pop star tweeted “OMG! Check out my niece Maddie covering Aunt Britney’s Up N Down. Sooooo adorable!” with a link to the video of her niece’s adorable karaoke session.

Maddie maintained her innocence by clutching a Barbie doll throughout her rendition and botching some of Britney’s lyrics and instead of singing, “I know you want me like kids want candy,” the mini songstress-in-training went with, “I know that kids want candy.”