Facebook raises $1.5bn from investors

Facebook raises $1.5bn from investors

Facebook has said it has raised $1.5bn (£900m) from investors, valuing the world's most popular social networking site at about $50bn.

About $1bn of the total came from overseas clients of Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment bank handling the share sale.

The remaining $500m came from Goldman itself, and Russia's Digital Sky Technologies.

Facebook said it could have raised more money from the oversubscribed offer.

"Our business continues to perform well and we are pleased to be able to bolster our cash position with this new financing," said David Ebersman, Facebook's chief financial officer.

"With this investment completed, we now have greater financial flexibility to explore whatever opportunities lie ahead."

The company said that it had "no immediate plans" for the proceeds from the fundraising, but would "continue investing to build and expand its operations".

It added that it would begin filing public financial reports on 30 April next year.

The New York Times reported the Goldman and Digital Sky Technologies investment earlier this month.

At $50bn, Facebook would be worth more than eBay and Time Warner.


Barclays Premier League : Table

Barclays Premier League : Table

| Home | Away
1 Man Utd 22 11 1 0 34 7 2 8 0 14 12 29 48
2 Arsenal 23 7 1 3 25 11 7 3 2 23 11 26 46
3 Man City 24 7 3 2 18 10 6 3 3 19 10 17 45
4 Chelsea 23 8 2 1 24 7 4 3 5 18 12 23 41

5 Tottenham 23 6 5 1 17 9 4 3 4 15 17 6 38

6 Sunderland 24 6 5 1 15 8 3 5 4 13 16 4 37
7 Blackburn 24 6 3 3 17 10 3 1 8 14 27 -6 31
8 Newcastle 23 4 4 4 26 15 4 2 5 10 18 3 30
9 Stoke 23 6 2 4 16 12 3 1 7 12 16 0 30
10 Bolton 24 5 5 2 22 17 2 4 6 12 18 -1 30
11 Liverpool 23 6 3 2 19 10 2 2 8 11 21 -1 29
12 Blackpool 22 3 2 4 15 16 5 2 6 17 22 -6 28
13 Everton 23 3 5 3 14 15 2 7 3 13 14 -2 27
14 Fulham 23 4 5 3 16 14 1 6 4 9 11 0 26
15 West Brom 23 5 2 4 16 17 2 2 8 13 26 -14 25
16 Aston Villa 23 5 4 3 16 13 1 3 7 9 26 -14 25
17 Birmingham 22 3 6 2 10 11 1 5 5 11 20 -10 23

18 Wigan 23 2 6 4 11 21 2 4 5 8 16 -18 22
19 Wolverhampton 23 5 2 5 15 18 1 1 9 9 23 -17 21
20 West Ham 24 3 4 5 14 19 1 5 6 10 24 -19 21

Bolton 0 - 4 Chelsea

Bolton   0 - 4   Chelsea

Fourth-place Chelsea boosted their title defence with an emphatic victory over Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.

Didier Drogba gave the visitors an early lead against the run of play with an audacious shot from 30 yards out.

Matt Taylor almost levelled with a bullet header but Petr Cech saved well before Florent Malouda scored at the other end from a tight angle.

Nicolas Anelka hit a third with a left-foot shot in the corner and Ramires finished it with a side-foot volley.

It was a night to forget for Bolton, who failed to draw inspiration from the tributes paid before the match to club legend Nat Lofthouse, who died aged 85 on 16 January.

The west Londoners arrived at the Reebok looking to continue an unbeaten away run against Bolton that stretched back 13 years.

Perhaps more importantly, the reigning champions were seeking to reverse a loss of form that has seen them fall behind in the Premier League title race.

With not only leaders Manchester United, but second-place Arsenal and Manchester City sitting above them in the table, and with the advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham based on goal difference only, Chelsea needed all three points to stay in touch.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle's side are without a win in 2011, but the Trotters dominated the opening exchanges.

Bulgarian midfielder Martin Petrov found Johan Elmander with a high cross in the box for the hosts' best early chance but as the Swede flicked on to Kevin Davies, the captain failed to test Blues goalkeper Cech.

Central defensive duo Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry, who was playing after suffering a rib injury, looked jittery as Coyle's men continued to threaten.

Until this match, Bolton had suffered only one home defeat all season, while Chelsea had lost five league games away this term, but the form book was torn up by Drogba.

Having nicked the ball off defender Gretar Steinsson, Malouda found the Ivorian striker whose blistering shot dipped into the top of keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen's net from around 30 yards out.

Trotters old boy Anelka then had a chance to extend the visitors' lead, but defender Zat Knight made a fine saving tackle to thwart the France international.

The home side were denied moments later when Petrov provided a teasing cross from the left which Matt Taylor met with a bullet header, but Cech acrobatically pushed his effort around the post.

But it was Chelsea who found the back of the net next, this time after Malouda, who was standing almost on the byeline, slammed the ball against the legs of Gary Cahill before slotting the rebound in from a tight angle.

It was 3-0 to the Blues just after the break, Michael Essien pulling the ball back into the area from the line and though Knight was able to prevent Drogba from getting a shot off, the ball fell to Anelka who made no mistake.

Bolton's Mark Davies entered the fray just after the hour, and the midfielder almost netted after a smart one-two with Elmander, but the advancing Cech bravely grabbed the ball off his toe.

Any hopes of a Trotters revival were ended, though, when Essien turned another decent ball into the penalty area and Brazilian midfielder Ramires hit a side-footed shot beyond Jaaskelainen to make it 4-0 - mirroring the scoreline in this fixture last season.

Mark Davies continued to probe the visitors' goal but Cech was quick to extinguish the 22-year-old's efforts and Bolton survived a late penalty appeal as Paul Robinson looked to have caught Anelka in the area, but referee Chris Hoy waved play on.

Chelsea now sit seven points behind leaders Manchester United, who have a game in hand but travel to Blackpool on Tuesday, while Bolton drop to tenth below Stoke on goal difference.


Rahm Emanuel cannot run for Chicago mayor, Ill. appeals court rules

Rahm Emanuel cannot run for Chicago mayor, Ill. appeals court rules

An Illinois appellate court ruled Monday that Rahm Emanuel cannot run for Chicago mayor, a decision that shocked the city's political establishment and triggered a rapid appeal from the former White House chief of staff to the state Supreme Court.

Since returning from Washington, Emanuel had not lived long enough in his North Side home to meet Chicago's one-year residency requirement to run for mayor, a divided three-judge panel ruled.

The decision, which followed months of unsuccessful attempts to challenge Emanuel's claim of residency, came only days before the city started early voting.

And, regardless of the outcome of Emanuel's appeal, the ruling threatened to strip his name from the ballot - potentially putting him at a severe disadvantage in the Feb. 22 election. Elections officials said that, unless a court immediately granted Emanuel's request for a stay, they would begin printing ballots without his name so that voting could begin as scheduled next week.

Judges Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall disagreed with earlier decisions, from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and a Cook County judge, that found Emanuel met the criteria for residency because he was working for President Obama and he maintained a home in Chicago, renting it out to a tenant.

Hoffman and Hall wrote that the decisive factor was simple: Emanuel had not lived in Chicago for a year leading up to the election, as required by law. "A candidate . . . must have actually resided within the municipality for one year prior to the election, a qualification that the candidate unquestionably does not satisfy," the judges wrote.

After raising more than $10 million to become the frontrunner in the race, Emanuel's fate now hangs on whether the seven-member state Supreme Court will agree to hear his case.

"I have no doubt at the end we'll prevail in this effort," Emanuel said at a news conference in Chicago.

Emanuel's lawyers argued that the state's election code allows voters a temporary absence if they are conducting the "business of the United States." His opponents challenged the argument, saying that only those serving in the military could be granted an absence and that the restrictions for candidacy are stricter than for voting.

On Monday, the dissenting judge, Bertina Lampkin, argued that her colleagues on the court had erred. "An opinion of such wide-ranging import and not based on established law but, rather, on the whims of two judges, should not be allowed to stand," she wrote.

Emanuel's lawyers are expected to lean heavily on the Lampkin dissent in their appeal. At least four state supreme court justices must agree to hear the case in order for it to proceed.

Burt Odelson, the Chicago elections lawyer who filed the challenge, said he thought it was "50-50" whether the Supreme Court would do so.

"They only rarely take cases," he said. "And the appellate court decision is so lengthy and so reasoned."

Independent legal experts, meanwhile, said they believed Emanuel stands a reasonable chance of seeing Monday's decision overturned.

Calling the ruling "absolutely amazing," Dawn Clark Netsch, a former Illinois state senator and comptroller who is now professor emeritus at Northwestern Law school, said the state Supreme Court would almost certainly examine the facts in the case from scratch. "I don't think anybody really expected that result. And I don't know that it will hold up once it goes to the Illinois Supreme Court," she said.

Odelson, working with three other private attorneys, filed the challenge on behalf of two clients, a lawyer and a retired city police officer. An elections law expert who worked for George W. Bush's legal team in the contested 2000 presidential election, he said the Emanuel case is being funded entirely by the clients, who he said are neutral in the mayor's race.

"No one has a horse in this race, not [the clients], not me," Odelson said. "It's a matter of the law."

Since leaving the White House in late 2010, Emanuel has been at the front of the mayoral pack in terms of both fundraising and polling.

A Chicago Tribune survey released last weekend showed Emanuel with 44 percent of the vote, followed by former senator Carol Moseley Braun at 21 percent and former Chicago Board of Education president Gery Chico at 16 percent. Before Monday, Emanuel's advocates assumed the only question was whether he would get 50 percent of the vote or be forced into an April 5 runoff.

Late Monday, the Chicago Elections Board placed an order for 2 million ballots without Emanuel's name, with printing scheduled to begin Tuesday.


What Happened To Worldstarhiphop? Worldstarhiphop Shut Down By 50 Cent?

What Happened To Worldstarhiphop? Worldstarhiphop Shut Down By 50 Cent?

What happened to Worldstarhiphop? Was Worldstarhiphop shut down by 50 Cent? In the latest hip hop news, the popular website, World Star Hip Hop (WSHH), was shut down today, and initially, 50 Cent claimed that he was the person responsible.

50 Cent updated his Twitter account with the following tweet, “I don’t know why people underestimate me. I just shut down WORLDSTAR for future advertising contact thisis50.com suckers lol.”

After he sent out the message on Twitter, 50 Cent called into a radio station and tried to explain why he had issues with the site, and why he had been the reason for it getting shut down. He then changed his tune by saying, “I didn’t shut them down. If I rob a bank I wouldn’t tell you I did… [but] maybe I did. It’s up to the public to decide.”

So…which is it? Did 50 Cent shut down Worldstarhiphop? And if he didn’t, then what happened to Worldstarhiphop?

Worldstarhiphop’s owner attributes the shut down to some sort of technical difficulty, and called the same radio station and said, “We’re more or less having difficulties with the site itself as far as our server. We’re getting so much traffic we constantly have to upgrade.”

Which story do you believe?


Oprah Pregnant at 14 Revealed

Oprah pregnant at 14 — that is what Oprah herself revealed during a talk with CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Oprah said she got pregnant at age 14 and tried to abort the baby by drinking laundry detergent because her mother said “I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and the indecency of an illegitimate child.” She said the baby boy died shortly after delivery.

“When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance,” she said. “So I went back to school, and nobody knew. Because had anybody known at that time, I wouldn’t have been able to be head of student council. I wouldn’t have been able to be speaking champion in forensics. … I wouldn’t have been chosen as one of the two teenagers in the state of Tennessee to go to the White House conference on youth. None of those things would have happened, and the entire trajectory of my life would have been different.”


Oprah s Sister and Oprah’s Big Secret: Was it a Big Deal?

Oprah s Sister and Oprah’s Big Secret: Was it a Big Deal?

After a whole morning of wild anticipation, Oprah’s big secret was revealed.  Oprah Winfrey has a half-sister.

When Oprah was 9 years old, her mother, Vernita Lee, was pregnant and gave up her baby for adoption.  Oprah never knew that she had a half-sister.   In fact, she never even knew her mother was pregnant.

Forty-eight years later, the two sisters – Oprah and Patricia Lloyd - were finally reunited on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah’s show revealed the secret and introduced viewers to her half-sister Patricia.  It also featured a taped interview with Oprah, Patricia and her mother Vernita, who opened up about her feelings.  Oprah’s mother didn’t have the means to care for her and chose to give her up.

Patricia tried to contact Vernit several times until finally, she listened.  Oprah commended her for not selling the story and going to the tabloids.

Do you think Oprah’s secret was a big deal to announce it on the show this way?  Should it have been kept a private family matter?

Do you think it was the best way to talk about it on her own show so that people had all the real facts?


Steve Harvey’s Ex Wife: Steve Harvey Cheater, Left her Homeless? (Video)

Steve Harvey’s Ex Wife: Steve Harvey Cheater, Left her Homeless? (Video)

Steve Harvey’s ex-wife, Mary Harvey, has some harsh words about Steve, including that the comedian-slash-relationship-guru was a cheater who left her homeless!

Watch the videos of Steve Harvey ex-wife, who accuses Steve of moving on with mistress Marjorie, without any explanation or apology, plus Steve had a New York apartment that Mary never saw but Marjorie did.

Mary Harvey says that Steve Harvey took everything from her, leaving her with no money and no home.

Mary Harvey also said that Steve took their son and turned him against her.

Mary and Steve Harvey were married for 16 years… what do you think about Mary Harvey’s claims? Would you take Steve Harvey’s relationship advice?


Cuba Stops Postal Service to US ‘Until Further Notice’

Cuba stops postal service to US ‘until further notice’

Large numbers of letters and parcels have been refused entry to the US

The suspension follows the introduction of stricter security measures by the US last year after the attempted mailing of explosives from Yemen.

The Cuban postal service says large amounts of mail were refused entry and returned in the following months.

Correspondents say the cost of so many returns may have led to the choice to stop the service.

Postal service between the US and Cuba had been suspended for 42 years after Cuba’s communist revolution, and only resumed in 2009 via third countries.

President Barack Obama’s choice to renew the service was widely seen as a go towards repairing relations between the two countries.

Its suspension is likely to be interpreted as a setback to the president’s efforts at easing tension and improving people-to-people ties between Cuba and the US.

The US tightened its security on air cargo after bombs hidden in cartridges were intercepted on route from Yemen to the US in cargo planes.


Google Threatened Pay Royalties to Oracle

Google Threatened Pay Royalties to Oracle

Google have to face patent lawsuit related to Oracle’s, largest Java code’s software company in the world.

Google threatened guilty of copying Android code from Java Source Code Oracle. If the allegations are proved right then Google would have to pay royalties to Oracle.

“In the future royalties paid shall be in accordance with the number of devices equipped with the Android software 2.2. We have evidence that the Android types have been copied from the Oracle Java source code,” says founder NoSoftwarePatents, Florian Muller.

Android 2.2 itself is Google’s operating system is released for free. The distribution of the software has been embedded into several brands of smartphones, including Motorola Droid Pro, LG Optimus and Ally, as well as Samsung Galaxy series.

“All the phones are operated with the operating system (OS), Android, and has a code that we have patented,” says Mueller.

Mueller added, although it does not include code that violates the patent in the version of the device, its presence in the mobile market itself is not illegal.

In October, Oracle has filed a lawsuit directly to Google. Now Mueller admitted that Oracle believed capable of winning this lawsuit because they already have six extra copies of the file Android.

If proven guilty, not only have to pay royalties based on the number of devices that have been scattered but Google also will be forced to change the code used.

In addition to Oracle, Google is also facing a similar lawsuit from Apple and Microsoft.

Scientists Discover Gel To Prevent Virus AIDS

Scientists Learn Gel To Prevent Virus AIDS

An experimental gel managed to prevent some of the female monkeys infected with the AIDS virus, according to results of tests conducted a number of scientists who are members of the Population Council.

The test itself is conducted to mimic the path of transmission through sexual intercourse in humans. Gel is using AIDS drugs and zinc components, managed to prevent all animals tested from the HIV virus for the monkey. The result itself has been reported in the journal Public Library of Science. Gel experiments were able to provide protection of 21 female monkeys in the next 24 hours. That’s after they received a dose gel every day for two weeks.

Drugs used in the gel are so few that its safety is assured. Also the price was estimated reasonably priced.

Melissa Robbiani, one member of the Population Council, who also worked with the National Cancer Institute and several other laboratories to test the gel, hoping to soon conduct trials in humans.

The results of this study is really not the first time. Last July scientists made AIDS was surprised when a number of scientists found a similar gel containing tenofovir and Gilead AIDS drug has reduced transmission rates in women up to 39 percent for 2.5 years.

“Mean Girls 2″ Movie Review

“Mean Girls 2″ Movie Review

On January 23, 2011 ABC Family Channel premiered the new movie “Mean Girls 2, right after airing the original movie “Mean Girls” starring Lindsay Lohan. In the new sequel movie, Meaghan Martin plays the character Jo, who is a bit of a tomboy who is used to changing schools. So of course, Jo is the new girl at school this year, her last year in high school before college.

We’re introduced to the “plastics,” played by Claire Holt, Maiara Walsh and Nicole Anderson (from Disney Channel’s “JONAS L.A.”). And then we are introduced to quite the opposite character from the plastics, Abby, played by Jennifer Stone (from Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”).

We’re excited that Tim Meadows reprises his role as Principal Duvall in the movie!

Then we are introduced to all of the different stereotypes at school, so who will Jo choose to try to fit in with?

Here is a list of actors in “Mean Girls 2,”

- Jennifer Stone as Abby Hanover
- Meaghan Martin as Jo
- Diego Gonzalez Boneta as Tyler Adams
- Maiara Walsh as Mandi DuPont
- Nicole Gale Anderson as Hope
- Claire Holt as Chastity
- Linden Ashby as Rod Mitchell
- Tim Meadows as Principal Duvall
- Rhoda Griffis as Ilene
- Tatum Etheridge as Small Jo
- Patrick Johnson as Nick
- Amber Wallace as Violet
- Colin Dennard as Elliott Gold
- Edward Bryan as Police Officer
- Mike Pniewski as Mr. Giamatti

At home, Jo finds out that her father invested and lost her college funds, and she might not be able to attend Carnegie Mellon University – her dream school. Will Jo be able to rebound from this disappointment? We hope so!

We then find out that Jennifer Stone’s character Abby has lived next door to Maiara Walsh’s character Mandi since they were kids, and the two were on speaking terms, until Abby got the best parking spot in the lot at school – which is so not okay with Mandi! Mandi and her plastics choose to get help to ruin Abby’s life.

Not only does Abby get covered in food in the school cafeteria, but then her car gets paintballed. Jo offers Abby a ride home, only to see how nice a house she lives in. Her parents realize that they need to help Abby make friends and they reckon that Jo is the best person for the role. Abby’s father makes a deal with Jo to be friends with his daughter, and in exchange Jo gets the money she needs for college.

Uh oh. The plastics realize that all the guys at school reckon Jo is hot – so will they question her to join their group, or will they try to make her life as horrible as possible? Looks like they want to invite her into the clique! Will she join them? So far that’s a negative, but we have a feeling things may change.

Jo decides to spend her time living up to her end of the bargain with Abby’s father. She keeps trying to spend time with Abby, which makes Mandi super upset. Now the plastics are after Jo!

Jo develops a crush on Tyler, played by Diego Gonzalez Boneta, who she sits next to her in class. But of course when Tyler questions Jo on a date Mandi finds out and she’s not a pleased camper. Although, it turns out that Tyler’s friend set them up and recorded their conversation during the night to play for the entire school the next day. Uh oh.

Oh. Well now we find out that Tyler is Mandi’s step brother. This isn’t going to end well.

Mandi finds out that Jo and Tyler are the new hot couple in school. So what is she going to do now to sabotage this couple so that she and her BF can get back into the number one spot? The plastics end up ruining Jo’s fathers car by putting coffee and sugar into the gas tank. Oh, it’s officially on.

So far we’re liking this movie, but it doesn’t have as many memorable moments as the original “Mean Girls” movie. We like that a lot of the stars have ties to Disney, we like recognizing actors in movies from some of our favorite TV shows and movies! The plot is predictable, making it simple to follow, and the characters are all over-the-top and extremely fascinating.
Now Mandi is throwing a huge party, and Jo decides to throw a party at the same time – uh oh!

Oh fantastic. Everyone shows up to Jo and Abby’s party and everything is going fantastic, until the pizza they get delivered is poisoned by the plastics. Don’t worry they got Chinese food instead! Yum!

Jo is trying to win Homecoming Queen. She seems to be acting more and more like the plastics she despises. She gets more well loved and starts ignoring the people who are most vital to her.

Jo finds out she was accepted to the school of her dreams, but will she have Abby’s father pay for her tuition?

Nope. Jo returns the money to Abby’s father, but Abby ends up finding out about the deal. Jo loses all of her friends, her boyfriend, and her tuition money. Now what?

Jo was set up by Mandi and it looked like Jo stole the homecoming dance charity money. Jo decides to challenge Mandi to a powder puff football game. But will anyone be on Jo’s team?

Tyler finds out that Jo gave the money back to Abby’s father. Will this change his mind about his ex-GF?

All of Jo’s ex-friends come to her house to say they want to help her with the football game, even though they haven’t forgiven her yet.

Jo and her team win the football game while Mandi and her BF get taken away by the police for stealing the charity money. Everyone then attends the Homecoming dance – fun! So will Jo be named Homecoming Queen?

Eliott gets named Homecoming King while Abby wins Homecoming Queen! Aww, so cute!

Everything works out fantastic for everyone, well, except for Mandi, who gets stuck with community service!

Did you tune in for “Mean Girls 2″? If so, be sure to let us know what your review of the movie is!


Drug Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths, Swiss Study Finds

Drug reduces lung cancer deaths, Swiss study finds

Drugs used to treat breast cancer may also be useful in tackling lung cancer, according to research in Switzerland.

The study, published The Cancer Journal, showed that anti-oestrogens reduced the number of deaths from lung cancer.

The authors said the research, if backed up, could have substantial implications for clinical practice.

Cancer Research UK warned that large scale clinical trials were needed before any conclusions could be made.

Hormones have long been associated with some forms of cancer.

Tamoxifen, which cancels out the sex hormone oestrogen, was first used to fight breast cancer more than 40 years ago.

Some studies have shown that increasing levels of oestrogen, through hormone replacement therapy, increase the risk of lung cancer.

The researchers at the University of Geneva questioned if increasing oestrogen increased cancer deaths, would reducing oestrogen have the opposite effect.
Preventing deaths

They analysed data on 6,655 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1980 and 2003. Just under half had been prescribed anti-oestrogens.

There was no significant difference in the number of women developing lung cancer, but those on anti-oestrogens did have a lower death rate.

Dr Elisabetta Rapiti, who lead the study at the Geneva Cancer Registry, said: “Our results support the hypothesis that there is a hormonal influence on lung cancer, which has been suggested by findings such as the presence of oestrogen and progesterone receptors in a substantial proportion of lung cancers.

She said: “If prospective studies confirm our results and find that anti-oestrogen agents improve lung cancer outcomes, this could have substantial implications for clinical practice.”

Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the UK and is strongly linked with smoking.

Oliver Childs, senior science information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s possible that breast cancer drugs like Tamoxifen could also have an effect on lung cancer, but we can’t draw firm conclusions from this study alone – the number of women who developed lung cancer was small.

“Evidence from large-scale clinical trials is needed before we know if these drugs could also be used as new treatments for people with lung cancer.”


Look At You New Phishing Trap on Facebook

Beware New Phishing Trap on Facebook

Facebook users should be more careful in using the most well loved social networking site. New phishing trap is now stalking the user by using wall posts ‘Look at You ‘.

Users will receive post a link labeled “Check it out here, Look at you haha: p” and an image of public events. Messages such as this, where actors curiosity harass users, is often used to trick the users of social networking sites and messenger applications.

After clicking on the link, the user as if it will be brought into the domain apps.facebook.com. The interface is very similar to the Facebook login page, so users will reckon they have accidentally logged out and having to login again.

Of course, when the user logs in again, the perpetrators easily hijack your account and use it for spamming.

Now has approximately 600 million users, Facebook has become a very attractive area for the perpetrators of phishing. In fact, the less convincing phishing traps were able to fool thousands of victims.

Based on the analysis of Kaspersky Lab, last October, every 20 minutes, three thousand victims of a new phishing is on Facebook.

Stuxnet, Sophisticated Viruses with Full Weak

Stuxnet, Sophisticated Viruses with Full Weak

A British computer security experts have found that virus creators Stuxnet are two countries that collaborate to cripple Iran’s technology.

“A computer virus is the result of creation Stuxnet one generation company in Western countries in cooperation with Israeli state secret agencies,” said computer security researcher, Tom Parker.

According to Tom, malicious software, which was first detected in June last year, nearly certainly designed to make mischief, adjustments are secretly into centrifuges used in uranium enrichment by Iran, Natanz. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad really sure if the virus is targeting its nuclear project.

Separate investigations by the U.S. nuclear experts have found that Stuxnet works by increasing the speed of uranium centrifuges to its highest point in a small time. At the same time, Stuxnet can turn off security monitoring system that tacitly assume that all network operators are still in the normal state

Tom clarified, the virus is done in two different stages by two groups of experts with different levels of understanding. One group of experts and a group of amateurs.

The element that made the first group, which is activated after Stuxnet reach the target, known as the payload, is quite complicated, drawn with a perfect design and effective enough to ruin the target. Even from these findings as well, Parker was sure if the first group involves the western countries the ruling, including the UK. The reason, Parker continued, the country has a unique cyber expertise, and needed access to nuclear equipment with security tight enough for trying out the virus. Only the western countries who have such access.

In contrast, the way Stuxnet distribution and control features command, which allows Stuxnet controlled from a distance, has many errors and security systems are not too tight.

“They did not appear to seriously make a virus. Like spending billions of dollars to build a spacecraft that is controlled with a remote control toy for 10 dollars,” said Parker.

Stuxnet virus was found last June by a computer expert from Germany. The virus is known to be quite sophisticated and able to function as well as sabotage, espionage software remotely. The virus is believed to target the vital facilities in various countries, like India, Indonesia and Pakistan, particularly Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Nvidia Tegra Chip 2 stretcher to 3D

Nvidia Tegra Chip 2 stretcher to 3D

Nvidia started a new breakthrough in semiconductor market smart phones. After Tegra 2 being hot issues for lot of people because of its ability to support the smartphone with a ‘double brain’, the company is rumored to be present Tegra 2 3D.

Predictably, these processors will support the three-dimensional content on smart devices. In fact, reportedly, Tegra chip 2 3D will be presented in the summer of this year.

Rumors spread itself after a slide presentation which had been due to delivered at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, leaking at a number of internet. According to the Tegra 2 3D slides will have the ability to 1.2GHz and will be based on the Cortex A9 Dual. Reportedly, Nvidia will start production this quarter and start shipping the device in the spring of this year.

This is a bold go but understandable because the company’s current focus on 3D show technology. Tegra 2 3D chip is said to be strong enough to sustain power to the show using the parallax of cells that will enable mobile devices to make a 3D effect, similar to Nintendo 3DS.

Previously also rumored to soon introduce Nvidia Tegra processor chip 3, which promises much quicker than previous generations, Tegra 2.

Indeed there has been no official confirmation from Nvidia about the launch of the Tegra 3. But, pointed out  Nvidia will introduce Tegra 3 on the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, 14 February.

Oprah’s Family Secret REVEALED

Oprah’s Family Secret REVEALED

Oprah’s huge family secret was revealed on Monday: she has a half-sister named Patricia.

Vernita Lee, Oprah’s mother, gave Patricia up for adoption but kept her a secret from her daughter

Oprah and Patricia were publicly reunited on Monday’s show. Oprah showed video of her and her partner, Steadman Graham, driving to Milwaukee to meet Patricia for the first time on Thanksgiving Day last year.

Patricia said she started thinking that Oprah might be her sister when she saw an interview with Vernita Lee on television. The information Lee gave coincided with what she knew about her birth family.


Manchester United 5-0 Birmingham City: Berbatov Hits Another Hat-Trick In Rout As Ferguson's Men Secure Top Spot

Manchester United 5-0 Birmingham City: Berbatov Hits Another Hat-Trick In Rout As Ferguson's Men Secure Top Spot

Giggs and Nani also on target in one-sided affair

Manchester United swept Birmingham City aside with a devastating display of attacking football at Old Trafford.

Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring in just the second minute and from there it was cruise control, the Bulgarian adding another soon after and Ryan Giggs making it 3-0 just before half time.

The second half continued in similar vein, Berbatov crashing home his third before Nani completed the rout of a hapless Birmingham side.

For United, Chris Smalling was drafted in for centre-back Rio Ferdinand after the England captain picked up a groin strain. The only other change to the side that drew 0-0 at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend was the inclusion of Anderson from the start in place of Darren Fletcher.

Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes was handed a spot on the substitute’s bench for the first time in over a month after a groin injury. He was joined by striker Michael Owen as he continued his rehabiliation from a hamstring tear picked up last March.

Visiting boss Alex McLeish gave a surprise call-up to youngster Jordon Mutch in place of Craig Gardner in the only change to the team that drew 1-1 with Aston Villa. Cameron Jerome was fit for a place on the sidelines after he missed the Birmingham derby.

The hosts instantly got on the front foot and went ahead in the second minute through  Berbatov. The Bulgarian nodded in on the goal line after John O'Shea flicked on a Nani corner.

United had the bit between their teeth and were handed a chance to double their lead after a panicked clearance from former player Ben Foster in the fifth minute rebounded invitingly off Berbatov. The goalkeeper redeemed himself with a fine save before Michael Carrick eventually shot narrowly wide.

United caused chaos from corners in the early stages and Smalling was inches away from finding the back of the net in the 10th minute. The giant England U21 international was beaten at the back post by Stephen Carr after Ryan Giggs stood up a cross.

The ball was in the back of the net again five minutes later through Nemanja Vidic but referee Michael Jones had already blown for pushes from Wayne Rooney and Smalling at yet another corner.

Birmingham finally mounted their first attack of the half in the 25th minute. Edwin van der Sar was alert to punch away a David Bentley cross before Keith Fahey sliced a shot wide from the rebound.

The visitors had finally dragged themselves into the match but their fightback was extinguished by Berbatov on 31 minutes after a slack error from Liam Ridgewell. The makeshift centre-back gave the ball away to Anderson on the half-way line, and Rooney then fed in Berbatov to fire in a low drive after he shimmied past the backtracking Roger Johnson.

There was no-sign of a let up from United and substitute Gibson - who replaced the injured Carrick in the 24th minute - produced a fine save from Foster with a trademark long-range drive in the 39th minute. A lightning quick counter attack which followed a Birmingham penalty shout for a handball from John O'Shea moments later saw Ryan Giggs' effort deflect wide off Mutch.

As the clocked ticked into injury time, Giggs wasn't to be denied again as he put United into a half-time 3-0 lead. The Welshman slotted into the roof of the net after Rooney picked him out on the back post after Berbatov had won the ball on the flank from an uncharacteristic slide tackle.

United showed no sign of relenting at the start of the second half and Rooney missed the simplest of chances to head in the fourth. The out-of-sorts striker nodded wide on the goal line from a Nani cross when it looked easier to score.

Rooney wasn't able to find the back of the net but he played a pivotal role in the 53rd minute whenBerbatov completed his third hat-trick of the campaign. His perfect control after he trapped Van der Sar's punted clearance saw him play in Giggs to set up the Bulgarian with a simple goal from another low cross.

The Welshman was granted an applause-laden exit moments later as he was substituted for Owen. On this form, it is clear to see why no eyebrows have been raised at the impending decision to grant the 37-year-old maestro a fresh contract extension.

Fahey was then to spurn a golden opportunity for Birmingham in the 58th minute to save face when he somehow produced an air shot when Bentley's attempt spun to him unopposed on the back stick.

The miss summed up an afternoon to forget for McLeish as his charges slumped to an increasingly listless defeat. The Scot was left with several tough questions to ask of his squad as they showed an alarming weakness not apparent last term.

United quickly regained control of the match and almost added to their opponents' misery in the 68th minute. A fine long ball from Smalling - reminiscent of Ferdinand - found Berbatov, who then blazed wide after some incisive interplay with Nani.

Nani had endured a frustrating afternoon in front of goal but his wait to find the back of the net ended in the 75th minute. The Portuguese used his sharp footwork to work some space and left Foster with no chance from 20 yards.

Nani continued to be at the centre of proceedings and his cross was lifted over by Rooney two minutes later. Owen then repeated the trick when played in by the onrushing Anderson on 80 minutes.

United remained in cruise control until referee Jones ended the demolition job on Birmingham and blew the final whistle. If Saturday afternoon’s relentless performance was repeated in the final months of the season, an omnipotent stroll to a record breaking 19th-title could ensue.


Olympic Stadium Decision is Put on Hold

Olympic Stadium decision is put on hold

A decision on the future use of the 2012 Olympic Stadium, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed

The Olympic Park Legacy Company says it needs more time to study rival bids from Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.

West Ham have pledged to retain the athletics track, but Spurs would demolish the £537m stadium and rebuild it as a football-only venue.

The OPLC is in charge of securing an economically viable future for the Olympic Park post the 2012 Games.

A spokesman said: "Given the detailed nature of both bids received, we need more time to seek further clarification with both bidders in order to identify a preferred bidder.

"The stadium is a significant public asset and we have a duty to run a robust process.

"Securing the most appropriate solution for the stadium is vital to our long-term aspirations for the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the wider regeneration of the area."

Alongside the two shortlisted bids, the OPLC also has the option of converting the stadium into a 25,000 seat, mixed-use venue.

The spokesman added: "In going to market, the Legacy Company's aim was to consider options which would enhance and build on that plan."

An athletics legacy is one of the key promises that London 2012 made to the International Olympic Committee when it won the right to stage the Games.

But while Tottenham plan to remove the athletics track if their bid is successful, West Ham have vowed to keep it.

The Hammers, in a joint bid with Newham Council, want to create a 60,000-capacity arena for football, athletics, concerts and community use.

Tottenham, in a joint bid with sports and entertainment company AEG, would create an athletics legacy by contributing to the refurbishment of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace.

The north London club have been given planning permission to redevelop White Hart Lane but chairman Daniel Levy has voiced concerns about the "viability and deliverability" of the proposed update of the ground in Tottenham.

West Ham will be loaned £40m by Newham Council to help with their redevelopment plans if they are chosen as preferred tenants of the Olympic Stadium.

Any OPLC recommendation will have to be ratified by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department of Communities and Local Government, and the London Mayor's office.

The ultimate deadline for the OLPC is the end of the financial year, although currently there is no suggestion it will take that long to make its decision.


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