Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky

Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky - The sun has blasted the earth with radiation in the biggest solar storm since 2005 and stargazers in southern Victoria and Tasmania could be in for a celestial treat. Charged particles from a solar flare began hitting Earth on Monday, with space weather experts warning the rush of radiation could disrupt global positioning system signals and electrical grids in polar regions. The storm could already be disrupting satellite communications as streams of radiation from the sun bounce across the Earth's magnetic field, which extends above the surface into space. ''With the radiation storm in progress now, satellite operators could be experiencing trouble, and there are probably impacts as well to high frequency [radio] communications in polar regions,'' physicist Doug Biesecker of the Space Weather Prediction Centre in Colorado told The Washington Post. Radio blackouts could force airlines to reroute flights between North America and Europe or Asia. Stargazers in southern Victoria and Tasmania may have witnessed auroras in the sky last night and the bursts of colourful light will also be visible tonight, Marc Duldig, president of the Australian Institute of Physics said. But he said the storm was unlikely to affect flights, electrical grids and satellite communication in Australia. Solar Flares Light Up the Night Sky

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Paris Hilton Net Worth

Paris Hilton Net Worth - Paris Hilton was born in New York, New York and has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars.The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, Paris Hilton was born into money. She began working as a model while in elementary school and was subsequently signed to T Management. She has modeled for various advertising campaigns, including work for Guess, Christian Dior, and Marciano, among others. She became a household name in 2003, when she began appearing on the reality show, “The Simple Life”. A sex tape, which she tried to have suppressed, was also released in 2003 under the title, “One Night in Paris”. he has made guest appearances on various television programs, including “The O.C.”, “Las Vegas”, and “Veronica Mars”, and also played supporting roles in such films as “Nine Lives” and “House of Wax”. She has also appeared on a number of reality series including “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF”, and its various spin-offs, and the short-lived, “The World According to Paris’. She has also released one album. Paris Hilton’s family has a fortune in the billions. Paris’ family money comes from the hotel business, but paris has her hands in a lot of business as well. Paris has a shoe line, perfume, CD and movie royalties, money from appearances, a book, clothes, and hair accessories, just to name a few. Paris gets between $25,000 and $100,000 for a hosting fee to appear at parties and clubs. Paris Hilton Net Worth

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen - Despite reports, Lindsay Lohan won't be appearing on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother." But she will grace America's TV screens on Dec. 15 when she pays a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show." It's been a few years since Lohan has appeared on the daytime talk show. The troubled actress has been keeping a low profile when it comes to television due to her recent legal troubles that range from court dates and probation to a brief jail stint. Lohan will soon show off a little bit more of herself in a new Playboy spread, which hits newsstands next month. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay," Lohan's rep told E! News. Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Billy Bob Daughter

Billy Bob Daughter - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of a child in her care.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch (9-centimeter) fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

Brumfield's father, Billy Bob Thornton, is best known for the movie "Slingblade" and his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight - Now talk show host Rush Limbaugh is watching Michelle Obama's weight for her -- not that the first lady asked. He says she's a hypocrite for eating ribs and should stick to nuts and berries as part of her healthy eating initiative.

Mrs. Obama, on a skiing trip to Colorado this past weekend with daughters Sasha and Malia, enjoyed a meal of ancho chili short ribs, pickled pumpkin salad and kale, the Vail Daily reported.

That was way too much for Limbaugh, who, like fellow conservatives Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, is on Mrs. Obama's case for her healthy kids/anti-obesity campaign, which some right-wingers see as a sign of a nanny state.

"The problem is, and I dare say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said Monday on his syndicated radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving and 141 grams of fat per serving."

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monk Smoking Law

Monk Smoking Law - A Buddhist monk could face five years in prison after becoming the first casualty of a stringent anti-smoking law in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which vows to become the first smoke-free nation.

The monk has been charged with consuming and smuggling contraband tobacco under a law that came into force this month, the newspaper Kuensel reported Friday, having been caught in possession of 72 packets of chewing tobacco.

Bhutan, where smoking is considered bad for one's karma, banned the sale of tobacco in 2005. But with a thriving smuggling operation from neighboring India, the ban failed to make much of an impact.

The new law has granted police powers to enter homes, threatening jail for shopkeepers selling tobacco and smokers who fail to provide customs receipts for imported cigarettes.

"He can be charged with smuggling of controlled substances, which is a fourth degree felony," a police official from the Narcotic Drug and Law enforcement Unit of Bhutan, who did not want to be identified, told the Bhutan Today newspaper.

A fourth degree felony can carry a sentence of five years.

Monk Smoking Law

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Miss USA 2010

Miss USA 2010 - Who won Miss USA 2010? The beauty contest is broadcast live on NBC and the first night of preliminary judging in the 2010 Miss USA Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas was this week and took place on May 12, 2010.

Miss USA Results 2010 - Who Won?

Controversy dominated the early days of the competition and it was because of some racy lingerie photos taken by the contestants and released by the pageant.

The photos showed the women in sexy and fun shots, but some believed the pictures were too racy and revealed too much skin for the beauty contest.

Miss USA 2010