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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Allergan’s Botox Cleared by U.S.

Allergan’s Botox Cleared by U.S. FDA for Urinary Incontinence; Shares Gain

Allergan Inc. Won U.S. clearance to market the wrinkle smoother Botox as a treatment for urinary incontinence.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for people with overactive bladders who have neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, the agency said today in a statement.

The medicine is injected into the bladder to increase its capacity by relaxing muscles.

Botox, also used to reduce facial wrinkles and treat neurological disorders, is the Irvine, California-based company’s top product with $1.4 billion in revenue last year. Sales of the drug for incontinence in people with MS and spinal cord injuries may reach $40 million in 2017, Seamus Fernandez, a Boston-based analyst at Leerink Swann & Co., said today in a note to investors.

“This approval of Botox is an important milestone in Allergan’s commitment to develop and make available novel treatment options for urologists and their patients,” Scott Whitcup, Allergan’s chief scientific officer and executive vice president for research and development, said running in a statement.

May bode well for eventual FDA clearance of Botox for idiopathic overactive bladder, a more common condition that may boost the drug’s sales by $210 million in 2017, Fernandez said. He said he expects Allergan to seek FDA clearance for that use next year, he said.

Botox, a purified form of the poison botulinum that blocks connections to nerves, won FDA approval in October as a treatment for chronic migraine headaches.

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Monday, August 22, 2011



Life Risk World Adventure

Top 11-20 adventure world largest swimming.

11. Ski race at the track Hahnenkamm (Austria)

The track in the Hahnenkamm length of about 3 kilometers contains sections in which the angle is 85 degrees, making the descent of one of the most dangerous ski trips on the planet. In addition, on the way to jump from a height of 80 m and in places riders are accelerated to 140 kilometers per hour (at an average speed on a route over 100 miles per hour).

12. The intersection of the Amazon (South America)

Thanks to the Amazon – the world’s largest-size swimming pool, deep and the length of the river, come here a lot of adventurers. To overcome some 6500 miles, must guard against dengue fever and leeches do not fall into the clutches of jaguars and not scared of spiders, tarantulas the size of a small watermelon. At the end of the path dared venture is unlikely to find the treasures of the Incas or the lost gold of El Dorado, but the weight is almost guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

13. Hit in the 7 Summits Club

The idea to conquer the highest peaks of all the different continents of the Earth appeared in 1981, has since become popular. Such an ascent gives the right to be numbered with the club members 7 summits, in which more than a century of heroic personalities.

14. Immersion in a flooded cave (Bahamas)

The underwater cave system under the Bahamas has always been a place of mystery. In the depths of the sea lies the realm of tunnels and labyrinths, which are composed of fossils and ancient structures. Those who were lucky enough to get inside the “blue holes”, tell us about the magnificent underwater architecture and literally entire rooms with a mystical atmosphere.

15. Cyclocross from Alaska to Argentina

In a two-year marathon expect the two hottest in the world of mountain ranges, over a dozen countries and 32 thousand kilometers of road. People go on a long journey between the Gulf of Alaska, Prudhoe and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina is not “for the lust of fame, race and prizes”, and, most likely, this is possible, when travel becomes a way of life.

16. Circumnavigation alone

Circumnavigate the earth’s axis and return to the starting point, something repeating the feat of Magellan, and somewhere to surpass the glory of the other brave souls – that’s one of the purposes of swimming alone. To cross all meridians have something more than the mercy of the ocean, you should be able to overcome all the sea of ​​danger. After the storm have not gone as well as several centuries ago, there is always a threat to get into the power meter waves and the element of willful wind.

17. Swimming near the big white shark (South Africa)

People are deathly afraid of white sharks, but there are always those who want to tempt fate. You only need to overcome themselves and be aware that although sharks are at the top of the food chain of the underwater world, a person is not part of their natural prey.

18. Participation in the marathon through the Mont Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland)

Traveling through the highest in the Alps mountains – Mont Blanc – requires tremendous stamina and excellent training. Those interested will check your hand at the 166-kilometer ring, which lies in the three countries and has a total climb of 500 meters to 9. The competition on this route can get away with half the distance to the battle-hardened athletes.

19. Rafting through the rapids of the river Bashkaus (Altai, Russia)
Bashkaus – Altai river, until recently considered inaccessible. At present, there is rafting on the most complex water routes. One of the reasons is the huge number of obstacles. Members of the expedition to overcome obstacles more than two hundred, and the most dangerous rapids are concentrated in the seven canyons and rugged, “Lower Gorge”. Additional extreme appears at the end of the path, where in the remote creeks near the border with Mongolia, on average, one-kilometer water level changes by 8 meters. And so – over 209 km.

20. Skydiving from the stratosphere

Although usually parachuting at an altitude of up to four miles, there are exceptions. Recently, the most desperate are flying out of the stratosphere. Hot air balloons can rise to heights of more than 20 kilometers, in layers, called predkosmosom. With such a man jump into a free fall overcomes the sound barrier, dispersal to 1500 kilometers per hour or 416 meters per second. Since the first successful experiment in 1960, each subsequent rise or become a new record or another suicide.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Families of 9/11 victims mourn across the globe

Families of 9/11 victims mourn across the globe
Most foreigners who lost loved ones that day had little urge to wave a flag. And many questioned the politics and wars that followed. Where, then, did they fit?

Yvonne Kennedy had handed the itinerary for her North American vacation to her son with trademark black humor. "This is just in case the terrorists get me," the 62-year-old said — as she always did — before she set out on her adventure, a retirement gift she'd given herself after a nearly 30-year career with the Red Cross.

One year after the attacks, Kennedy traveled from his home in Sydney to Washington, D.C., to attend a memorial service in honor of those killed on American Airlines Flight 77. At the ceremony.
A world away from ground zero, In a Lithuanian cemetery, the twin towers still stand. Vladimir Gavriushin lays white roses near the 6-foot granite replicas of the World Trade Center's skyscrapers,
A memorial he built to honor his daughter Yelena, one of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11.
Gavriushin has buried rocks from ground zero under these tombstone towers, far from the place Yelena died — a place he can no longer afford to visit. And so, as the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks approaches, he mourns for Yelena here, at his own ground zero.
He remembers frantically calling his daughter that day amid the terrified crowds in Brooklyn, where he was at the time: "She never answered."
As people from London to New Zealand learned their loved ones were among the dead. But though the pain transcended borders, foreign families have battled to cope with their loss from afar.
For some, it was impossible to make healing pilgrimages to the site of the tragedy, or to grieve alongside a community that understood their pain. Sept. 11 itself — a day that, for Americans, is inextricably tied to national identity, politics and patriotism.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The world dangerous man

The world dangerous man is Julian Assange

Experienced something this week by Julian Assange is not known since boyhood: a prolonged period without a computer. The editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks has spent the past four nights in Wandsworth Prison deprived of the laptop that constitutes one of his few possessions, waiting for the next stage in the extradition process that could result in his being put on trial in Sweden for the alleged sexual assault of two women.

The liberal establishment is rallying to his cause. John Pilger and A L Kennedy were among those calling for his release yesterday, and there are allies of another kind: computer hackers from all corners of the world who have teamed up to attack websites that, under pressure from the American government, have withdrawn online donation facilities from WikiLeaks.

Classified US material on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now an avalanche of State Department cables, many embarrassing, have catapulted Assange and WikiLeaks to global prominence. Supporters say the sexual assault allegations are part of a campaign orchestrated by the US, which has suffered enormously from leaks, to discredit the creator of what has been described as "the most dangerous website in the world".

WikiLeaks remains something of a mystery. Who runs it? How does it work? And what will it do next? Julian Assange has many enemies, but is he also running out of friends?

NFL player's investment loss

NFL player's investment loss

Kicker David Akers. (AP Photo/George Widman)

All heard of NFL players losing money in shady investment deals. But this is staggering.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers testified in front of a federal jury on Monday about losing $3.7 million investing with Triton Financial of Austin, Texas, from 2007 to 2009.
Akers claims he got some bad advice from Kurt Barton, the former chief executive of the company.
"I've had a lot of sleepless nights," Akers told the Austin American-Statesman. "This is my family's future. I said that to Kurt a lot of times. I said, 'Man I'm trusting in you.'"
Prosecuters say Barton regularly lied to investors about where their money actually ended up; instead he built up a $50 million Ponzi scheme.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Norway killer Breivik shooting spree for police

Norway killer Breivik shooting spree for police

Restrained by a harness, Anders Behring Breivik reconstructed his actions for police in a secret daylong trip back to the crime scene where he killed 69 people at Utoya island near Oslo.
The 32-year-old Breivik described the shootings in close detail during an eight-hour tour on the island with up to a dozen police, prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby told a news conference in Oslo.

Trond Solberg / VG - Scanpix Norway via
SIPA Under heavily armored police guard,
Anders Behring Breivik (left, in red T-shirt)
returns to Utoya island on August 13 to
his actions during a shooting spree on the island.

Trond Solberg / VG - Scanpix Norway via SIPA

Breivik travels on the ferry under police
The reconstruction took place amid a massive security operation that aimed to avoid escape attempts by Breivik and protect him against potential avengers. Breivik walked roughly the same route as the one he took during the shooting spree and explained what happened with as little interference as possible from police, Hjort Kraby said.
The entire hearing was filmed by police and may later be used in court, he added.
Trond Solberg / VG - Scanpix Norway via SIPA
Breivik (top left, in red) leads police around
the island.
Video images of the reconstruction published by Norwegian daily VG show Breivik arriving at Utoya with the same ferry he used to get to the island last month. Breivik wore a bulletproof vest and a harness connected to a leash over a red T-shirt and jeans as he casually led police around the island.
Breivik is seen pointing out locations along the way and simulating shots into the water, where panicked teenagers dove in to try to escape from him.
"The suspect showed he wasn't emotionally unaffected by being back at Utoya ... but didn't show any remorse," Hjort Kraby told reporters..

Suicide bombers attack in Afghan

Suicide bombers attack in Afghan
Six suicide bombers explosive vests stormed a provincial governor's compound in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 22 people in attack to target prominent Afghan government officials, said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the Parwan provincial capital of Charikar, north of Kabul.

The province is home to Bagram Air Field, a sprawling base for US and NATO troops.

The coordinated assault is the most recent in a string of spectacular Taliban attacks within an hour's drive of Kabul, near the heart of the country and its determination to target Afghanistan's nascent leadership.

Early this month, the Taliban shot down a helicopter in a province on the western border of the capital, killing 38 American and Afghan troops.

In late June, gunmen killed at least 21 people in an attack on the Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul itself.

The violence is a sign of NATO's broader struggles in the east, where persistent insurgent attacks forced the alliance to pull forces back from outlying patrol bases and outposts.

Move forces from Taliban heartlands in the south to reinforce troops fighting insurgents in the east that’s the coalition, which plans to send 10,000 troops home by the end of the year.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mother of India

Mother India, most powerful person in India

Sonia Gandhi, Congress party and head of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, America to undergo an operation has highlighted the extraordinary powers she enjoys and brought to the fore the question of her successor.

Hardened members of parliament in Delhi wept when, after leading the Congress party to a surprise victory in the 2004 general election, Sonia Gandhi announced that she would not become prime minister.

Those tearful MPs need not have worried: Sonia was not about to go away, to leave them leaderless.

And now every member of the ruling party, from the top down, is worried about whether Sonia will recover to continue leading them, and if not, how she will manage the succession.

When Sonia gave up the chance to become prime minister, she made it clear that she would still be the boss by choosing Manmohan Singh to do the job.

He is renowned for his honesty and his knowledge of economics, but has spent most of his life as a bureaucrat and politically he is entirely dependent on Sonia.

Sonia Gandhi's power derives from being the head of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty which has dominated Indian politics since the time of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister after India gained its independence.

Italian by birth, she became a member of the family by marrying the imperious Indira Gandhi's eldest son Rajiv.
Sonia always puts across the message she learnt from her mother-in-law - the message which says: "I am on the side of the poor".

Typically, there was no government announcement about Sonia's departure for America. The Congress party issued a bald statement bereft of any information about her illness or the hospital where she was being treated.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Seminar seeks to help prevent police suicides

Seminar seeks to help prevent police suicides

Another recent study by the Badge of Life, a group of active and retired police officers, medical experts and families affected by suicide, found that police officers have a higher suicide rate than the general public. The research found that while the suicide rate for the general public was 11 per 100,000 people.

A seminar on mental health in law enforcement hoped to help law enforcement officials deal with the stress of the job and help distressed officers before it becomes too late.

Several Norwalk Police officers joined about 300 police officials from around the state who attended the seminar, which took place Wednesday at Central Connecticut University and was sponsored by the Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement and the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

"The difficult thing is that it's not always easy to identify someone who may be experiencing these difficulties," said Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling.

The seminar, titled "Training the Mind: Preventing Police Suicide and Promoting Mental Wellness," featured information about how to spot the signs and symptoms of emotionally distressed officers as well as instructions on how to get help for distressed officers and coping with stress. Rilling said the training is valuable, because it gives officers the tools to help identify "any personnel that is prone to harming themselves."

National studies show that about 140 police officers across the country killed themselves each year from 2008 to 2010, and that officers are three times more likely to kill themselves than to be killed by others.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

American gunmen kidnap in Pakistan

American gunmen kidnap  in Pakistan

 AN American kidnapped at gunpoint from his house in the Pakistani city of Lahore, after gunmen stormed through the back door and overpowered his guards, police said.

Lahore is capital of the eastern province of Punjab and considered one of Pakistan's more liberal cities.

The US embassy said the man had been identified as Warren Weinstein and that he works for a private company.

Snatched at dawn today in the up market neighborhoods of Model Town, just two days before he was due to return to the US after more than four years in the deeply conservative nuclear-armed Muslim country of 167 million.

"Somebody knocked on the main door. According to one of the guards when he opened the door, he saw three men standing there. They offered meals to the guard, who politely refused," police official Tajamul Hussain told AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the kidnapping.
US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez confirmed the seizure and told AFP: "We are working with Pakistani authorities on this issue."

Police refused to be drawn on possible motivation in a country where anti-American tensions are at an all-time high, and abductions involve both al-Qaeda-linked militants and criminal gangs looking for pay-offs.

Police said Weinstein travelled widely within Pakistan, and had returned to Lahore from the capital Islamabad on Thursday.

Google new social network

Google's add new social network
Google Inc is adding play games on its new social network, matching one of Facebook's most popular features.

A new page on Google+, Google's social network, will let users access a variety of games and view updates people's friends are playing, Google said in a post on its official blog on Thursday.

Google will initially offer 16 games from third-party game developers, including the popular Angry Birds game.

The addition of social games fills in a key piece of the puzzle as Google strives to take on Facebook, the world's No.1 social network with more than 750 million users.

Games have proven to be among the most popular features on Facebook.

Google launched its social networking service in late June, signing up more than 10 million users in the first two weeks.

Social networking has become a top priority at Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, whose position as the main gateway to online information could be at risk as people spend more time on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Google said it will roll out games gradually on Google+ and intends to make the game feature available to everyone "soon."

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pakistani court :A paramilitary soldier guilty of murder.

Pakistan soldier to hang for murder

A paramilitary soldier guilty of murder that’s a Pakistani court today found and sentenced him to death for killing an unarmed man at point blank range in an incident caught on camera in a public park.

Lawyers said it marked the first time that a civilian court in Pakistan has sentenced to death a serving member of the military.
Although the Rangers paramilitary technically comes under the supervision of the interior ministry, it is considered part of the powerful armed forces, which has ruled the country for more than half its existence.

The June 8 killing of Sarfaraz Shah, 22, was filmed by a cameraman and broadcast on television, sparking a backlash over the brutality of trained officers in a country awash with violence blamed on the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso read out the verdict before an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, finding 35-year-old Shahid Zafar guilty of pulling the trigger, and sentenced him to death and a fine of $2224 "The crime of killing Sarfraz Shah has been proved against you and I announce the death sentence and also impose a fine of 200,000 rupees," said Khoso, addressing Zafar

Woman mauled new face shows by chimp

Woman mauled new face shows by chimp

A full face transplant  of a woman in May after being mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 revealed her new face in a photo released on Thursday.

Charla Nash, 57, who was photographed in her hospital bed at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, appears dramatically different with a new nose, lips and facial skin.

"I will now be able to do things I once took for granted," Nash said in a statement.

"I will be able to smell. I will be able to eat normally. I will no longer be disfigured. I will have lips and will speak clearly once again. I will be able to kiss and hug loved ones."

Nash was hurt after a friend's 200-pound (91 kg) pet chimpanzee went on a rampage two years ago. She lost her hands, lips, nose and eyes, leaving her blind and disfigured after the attack. The animal was eventually shot and killed by police.

Nash's full face transplant was the third surgery of its kind performed in the United States, all at the same hospital.

An anonymous female donor provided face, hands and other tissue material that made the surgery possible. The hand transplant was deemed successful but the hands did not thrive after complications from pneumonia and were removed.

The world's first full face transplant was completed in Spain in 2010.

Great friends

Great friends

“Give back the forest, take your town.” Trees are gifts of nature. Trees are our great friends, useful to us in many ways, give us food, shelter and Oxygen. They make the land fertile, save land from erosion.

We get timber from trees and used in making houses, boats, ships, furniture etc. Trees give us mango, coconut black berry and other fruits. Great friend’s tree helps to cause rain and provide shelter to birds and beasts.

The green rows of friends in the beauty forest sooth our eyes. Trees are essential to human life to environment to being polluted that prevents air-pollution everyday.

The great friend’s tree is a source of health, pleasure and sense of beauty, purity and nobleness in our minds.

Thursday, August 11, 2011 give $17 million of Africa aid give  $17 million of Africa aid

The United States will give an additional $17 million in aid for Horn of Africa countries struck by famine, including $12 million to help Somalis, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.

Clinton said in a speech that the new money -- which comes on top of $105 million in U.S. assistance announced on Monday -- would bring total U.S. humanitarian aid to the region to more than $580 million this year.

Taliban insurgents shooting down a U.S. helicopter

Taliban insurgents shooting down a U.S. helicopter
Taliban insurgents responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter and killing 38 U.S. the top American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. They are still seeking the top insurgent leader they were going after in Saturday's mission that’s International forces killed.

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told a Pentagon news conference that an F-16 air strike Monday took out fewer than 10 insurgents involved in the attack on the Chinook helicopter.

In a separate statement Wednesday, the military said the Monday strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the rocket-propelled grenade at the helicopter.
The military said intelligence gained on the ground provided a high degree of confidence that the insurgent who fired the grenade was the person killed.

Allen defended the decision to send in the Chinook loaded with special-operations forces to pursue insurgents escaping from the weekend firefight with Army Rangers in a dangerous region of Wardak province of eastern Afghanistan.

The helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade, Allen said the military's investigation into the crash will also review whether small-arms fire or other causes contributed to the crash.
According to officials, the team included 17 SEALs, five Navy special-operations troops who support the SEALs, three Air Force airmen, a five-member Army air crew and a military dog, along with seven Afghan commandos and an Afghan interpreter.
The release had been in question because the dead were mostly covert special-operations forces from the Navy and Air Force.

The investigation comes as the remains of the troops killed in the crash were returned Tuesday in an operation the names of the fallen and denied media coverage of the arrival at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Woman's body recover, husband suspected

Woman's  body recover, husband suspected

Go to fullsize image Recovered the body of a woman, by the police on Sunday night, suspected to be killed by her husband, at Ghashipara in Dinajpur town of Bangladesh.

The deceased was Mokima Akhter Moon, 32, wife of Shahjahan Mahmud, a lecturer at Setabganj Degree College.

The Kotwali police said that elder brother of the deceased Mobin Haque Chowdhury suspected that Shahjahan Mahmud had beaten his wife to death.

The police recovered the body, breaking the lock of their rented house, and sent it to the Dinajpur Medical College Hospital of Bangladesh morgue for post-mortem.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Suicide in Brooklyn Park: Police

An apparent murder-suicide in Brooklyn Park: Police

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 An apparent murder-suicide in Brooklyn Park that’s Maryland family of four is dead.

At 9 a.m., police say they arrived at a home on the 600 block of Wood Street after receiving a call from the mother of the owner.

The woman told police that she received a text message from her son, Kelly Brian Thompson. Her concerned for the safety of Thompson and his family.

Speaking to the woman, police heard a gunshot from inside the home. Officers quickly entered the house and found Thompson dead on the floor of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police also found the body of Kelly’s wife, Nina Thompson, 34, and her twins Taishawn and Treshawn Pugh, 15. All three died from gunshot wounds. Taishawn and Treshawn were not Kelly’s biological children.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently investigating. Police believe that Kelly shot his wife and stepchildren to death before shooting himself.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The face of hungry and afraid a little boy in SOMALIA.

A little boy, hungry and afraid, at a feeding centre in the Horn of Africa: The face of famine
 A little boy from Somalia, where a terrible famine is unfolding.
As the launches a special appeal for the victims of the famine, he tells Osman’s story – the story of millions of children born into this unequal struggle.
Face of famine: A young Somali boy waits at the reception centre at IFO 1 refugee camp in Dadaab on the Kenyan/Somalian border
 Dear Osman,
I helped to bury you last Saturday.
You were seven months old. You starved to death in a place called Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp. Dadaab means hope.

A twig on a mound of earth marks your place among the scores of other children buried beside you.

We finished, some children played a game of chase through the graves. Life goes on. Ten children a day are being buried in places like the Carcass Dump, so take some comfort that you are not alone.

You don’t know me Osman, I’m the journalist who stood over your discolouring corpse, and interviewed your mother while she waited to bury you. Your twin sister, Kadida, was in your mother’s arms staring down at you with a confused and scared look in her eyes.

You were lying on a mud floor in a tiny hut built by your mother from tree branches and covered with bits of plastic for a roof. 
Dignity: Somali mother Mumini Ibrahim looks at her dead seven-month-old baby Osman, as she holds his twin sister Katida
I’m sorry for getting emotional in the hut. As a journalist trying to tell the story of how children are dying here every day, I should have been professional.

After all, some 1,500 journalists from all over the world have been through Dadaab in the past two weeks and here we — myself and photographer Leon Farrell— were in a tent with an infant’s corpse.
 There are already more than 400,000 Somali emigrants in Dadaab’s three camps, even though they were only built to house 90,000 each in 1991, when your country had a civil war.
Farewell: Osman is laid to rest in Bula Bakti among scores of other children
Farewell: Osman is laid to rest in Bula Bakti among scores of other children

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Syrian people are calling for peaceful change

The Syrian people are calling for peaceful change
William Hague urged the "discredited" Syrian regime to end its violent as the United Nations Security Council adopted. A statement condemning attacks on civilians and widespread human rights abuses.

Intensification of the three-month-old bloody crackdown against anti-government protests, the international body agreed the wording – with only Syria's neighbour Lebanon dissociating itself from the text.

Hague said: "I welcome the UN security council presidential statement on Syria.

"The Security Council demonstrates the rising international concern at the unacceptable behaviour of the regime and shows that President Assad is increasingly isolated. It comes on top of a fourth round of EU sanctions put in place earlier this week.

The UN Security Council finally broke through a near-unanimous statement condemning President Bashar al-Assad for unleashing his forces on civilians and violating human rights.

Though the presidential statement has no teeth and was less than the full Security Council resolution that by the US, UK and France, it is an indication of growing impatience within the international community towards the Syrian crackdown.

Hague said: “The Syrian people are calling for peaceful change. I call on President Assad's regime to end its violence and to allow genuine political reform.
"Until it does, the regime will be discredited amongst its own people and facing increased pressure internationally."

Rapidly – increasing pressure on the 15 members of the Security Council to issue a condemnation of the regime's actions. Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa had been resisting the move.

Lebanon's deputy UN ambassador Caroline Ziade said that "while we express our deep regret for the loss of innocent victims," the presidential statement "does not help in addressing the current situation in Syria."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

History of Old Navy 1994-2004

History of Old Navy 1994-2004
Old navy’s first stores in Colma, San Leandro and Pittsburg in northern California in 1994. These first three stores were originally constructed as Gap Warehouse stores. The size and scale of the stores were larger and more diverse than any stores opened by the company before.

Within the first year of existence, Old Navy opened 57 stores. As of 2007, Old Navy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada. The largest Old Navy stores are its flagship stores, located in New York City, the Mall of America, Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco. The largest of these is located on Market Street in San Francisco. 
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Bangladesh Popular TV actress Tarin’s different preparation

Bangladesh Popular TV actress Tarin’s different preparation…

Popular TV actress Tarin is expert in singing and dancing besides acting. Early age Tarin became champion in national children talent hunt contest 'Notun Kuri'. Later she continued acting and dancing. But her singing career was limited in only homely environment. To keep requests from her friends Tarin’s debut solo musical album in the upcoming Eid festival.

Title name of her debut album is 'Akash Kake Debo?' With inspiration from her family members and friends she started work for the album last year. Recently she completed recording of all the tracks of the album.

Once she got training in classical music the album her again started training in classical music. After 14 years she again concentrates on learning music.

Raghab and Rupankar of Kolkata and Ibrar Tipu andTapan Chowdhury of Bangladesh gave their vocals with Tarin. Joy Sarkar and Rupankar of Kolkata and Bappa Mazumder, Ibrar Tipu and Belal Khan composed music of the album.

Different themes mind, suffering, rain, hope, pain, sky, request, mother and others are the elementsof the themes of the album, said Tarin.

Tarin told this correspondent, "I have coordinated the album with different mood and arrangement. Each track has each story.  Listeners choose sad and tragedy songs."
"Rendering song is a patience work where devotion is necessary to make it successful. For this reason, I have taken long time to release the album. I hope it will be a good one and hope listeners will enjoy the tracks of the album."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Suicide by jumping

Suicide by jumping
In the West Bottoms Sunday morning committed suicide by jumping off that’s a man whose body was found the 12th Street viaduct, Kansas City police said today.

A passer-by taking photos from the viaduct near Beardsley Road about 11:20 a.m. Sunday looked down and saw the body, police said. Police later found evidence that led them to believe the death was a suicide. The man, believed to be 38, lived in Kansas City, Kan., police said.

Osama bin Laden: “Crankshaft,” DEVGRU and a dog named Cairo

 Osama bin Laden: “Crankshaft,” DEVGRU and a dog named Cairo
The world knows about the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May, the mission has been shrouded in operational secrecy--until now.

Reconstruction published Monday by the New Yorker, reporter Nicholas Schmidle, deep inside the planning and execution of the May 1 raid. The scope of specificity and suspense in Schmidle's tick-tock makes for a powerful read.

Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden's life.

The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye. On his radio, he reported, 'For God and country—Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.' After a pause, he added.

The team: 25 SEALs, a Pakistani-American translator, and a dog named Cairo
According to Schmidle, there were 25 Navy SEALS aboard the two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that raided bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. The SEALs were from Team Six, "which is officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU," he writes.

A Pakistani-American translator and a Belgian Malinois dog named Cairo.
"Outside the compound's walls, Ahmed, the translator, patrolled the dirt road in front of bin Laden's house, as if he were a plainclothes Pakistani police officer. He looked the part, wearing a shalwar kameez atop a flak jacket. He, the dog Cairo, and four SEALs were responsible for closing off the perimeter of the house while James and six other SEALs—the contingent that was supposed to have dropped onto the roof—moved inside."
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Cairo got to meet Obama

A Defense Department officer described the nighttime raid to Schmidle as "mowing the lawn."

After the Navy SEAL team leader 'James' mentioned the dog's role in the raid, Obama interrupted:
"There was a dog?”... James nodded and said that Cairo was in an adjoining room, muzzled, at the request of the Secret Service.
"I want to meet that dog," Obama said.
"If you want to meet the dog, Mr. President, I advise you to bring treats," James joked. Obama went over to pet Cairo.