Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Freezes Her Eggs!

Angelina Jolie may have secured the headlines over the weekend by finally revealing her much buzzed about baby bump, but Brad Pitt's former ladylove, Jennifer Aniston, quietly made preparations for her own brood.

The 39-year-old isn't pregnant yet, but Star reports she's put her eggs on ice until Mr. Right comes along.

It was a really smart move, because it buys (Jen) a few years to figure it all out, an insider told the magazine.

The pressure has lifted. The insider claims Jennifer could postpone having her first baby until she turns 45, and with ample resources and plenty of stamina, the actress isn't worried about the wait.

She has loads of energy. She's so rich that she could just hire five nannies!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Affecting The Water?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dozen students complained of feeling sick after drinking bottled water from a junior high school vending machine, but the FBI said Friday that no sign of tampering was found and initial tests detected no contamination.

Students at La Mesa Junior High School in Santa Clarita complained of nausea or discomfort on Thursday. They were examined at hospitals and released, Principal Pete Fries said Friday.

"It was kind of cloudy and it tasted kind of funny," eighth-grader Cody Commons told KTLA-TV from a hospital Thursday night. "A couple hours later I started feeling cramps."

No additional illnesses were reported Friday, Fries said.

"At this time, there's no evidence that the product was deliberately tampered with," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Friday.

Two students came separately to the school office Thursday with bottles of Aquafina brand water and complained of being nauseous, Fries said. The students indicated that they bought the water from a school machine and that the bottles seemed properly sealed but the water inside appeared cloudy and had an odd smell.

Other students polled in classes later complained of illness, Fries said.

In all, the 12 students said they drank from eight bottles, Fries said. Two bottles were recovered.

Field tests on the recovered bottles by a Los Angeles County Fire Department hazardous materials team found no trace of ammonia, chlorine or other contaminants, Eimiller said. She added that further tests were planned at a county lab.

The school buys the water from the manufacturer and stocks the machines, the principal said. He said the machines were shut down, the remaining bottled water was pulled and will be replaced with fresh stock.

Jeff Dahncke, spokesman for The Pepsi Bottling Group, which manufactures Aquafina, said there is no evidence any contamination was caused by the company's manufacturing process.

The company collected bottles from the vending machine and there didn't appear to be any adulteration "from a standpoint of the look of the product and the taste," but more comprehensive testing will be conducted, Dahncke said.

"We view this very much as an isolated incident," he said.

Dahncke said the bottles apparently came from a Pepsi plant in Torrance, Calif., that produced some 5,000 cases of Aquafina in a two-day run. Records on hourly testing during the run revealed no indication of contamination, he said.

Aquafina, a leading brand of bottled water, is bottled at Pepsi plants from public water sources using a seven-step purification process, according to the Aquafina Web site.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stock Chart Analysis MCHP

MCHP Microchip Technology Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:MCHP)

While the markets have been looking weak, I noticed more than a few semiconductor equipment stocks tonight with interesting patterns are developing.

There are more then a few that look like they are attempting bottoming patterns.

MCHP is one for instance. Although it has plenty of overhead resistance, the recent action shows the stock still fluctuating.

Over time, however, it is determined to increase in value.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Maoist Rebels Seize Train

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Suspected Maoist rebels in eastern India who held up a train carrying 300 passengers Wednesday ended their siege after a four-hour standoff, officials said.

An election official in Maharashtra Wednesday stated that Maoist rebels seized the train as India continued to vote.

No one was hurt, said A.K. Chandra of India's east-central railway.

The suspected rebels seized the train, apparently to protest that some former comrades are taking part in general elections that are under way in the country. The Maoists didn't want the former rebels "to join the mainstream and, therefore, stopped this train," said Sarvendu Tathagat, deputy commission of the Latehar district in the state of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand is a mineral-rich state where rebels -- known as the Naxalites -- claim to be fighting for the rights of the poor and the dispossessed who have not benefited from the state's resources.

About 300 men, apparently unarmed, boarded the train, disabling its braking system as it passed through a dense forest.

The hijackers released the train after "persuasion" by area villagers and railway officials, Chandra said.

"They wanted your (media) presence," he said of the hijackers' possible motive. Jharkhand has seen stepped-up deadly attacks by rebels while the country is in the midst of month-long general elections. The second round of the elections begin Thursday.

On April 16, when the voting began, suspected rebels triggered an explosion that forced a bus carrying border security troops to stop in the same Latehar district. When the troops stepped out, the attackers killed at least six in a three-hour gun battle.

And in neighboring Bihar state, suspected Maoists, who had called for a general strike, set eight trucks on fire, shot dead a driver, and blew up a government office on Wednesday, police said.

The Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 6,000 lives since the late 1960s. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the rebels India's biggest security threat.

The elections, covering more than 3 million square kilometers of the planet, will run until next month in several stages of scattered polling. Then, elections officials will count the vote electronically in a single day -- on May 16, three days after the last round of polling.

It is an exercise that India undertakes every five years for its 1 billion-plus population. This year, the country is voting in 543 boroughs of the Lok Sabha, or the lower house of the Indian parliament.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bayside Shakedown (1998) (Japanese)

Article by annallon

[Edited for Grammar & Spelling]

It starts off as a regular day at the Bayside Precinct shortly after a mysterious body is found floating in the river.

Later in the day they realize that a whole bunch of things are stolen from the police station, and finally they find out that the Commissioner has been kidnapped.

The Metropolitan Police Department(MPD)set up an HQ at the Bayside Precinct to investigate the kidnapping, but unfortunately the cops from Bayside are left in the dark concerning this case. Investigator Aoshima will try to get involved in the kidnapping case much to the disapproval of MPD.

The next three days will easily be the worst days that the Bayside Precinct will ever see.

Bayside Shakedown is based on a Japanese TV series by the same name that was first aired between January - March '97.

The TV show had great success and was very popular in Japan which spun off into several special episodes and eventually a movie. The Japanese box office made 100 million US with Bayside Shakedown. The movie was also nominated for 12 movie awards.

Cast: Yuji Oda
Toshiro Yanagiba
Eri Fukatsu
Miki Mizuno
Kyoko Koizumi
Chosuke Ikariya
Takehiko Ono
Soichiro Kitamura
Akira Saito
Yusuke Santa Maria

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro

Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime

Runtime: 119 min

AKA: Odoru Daisosasen

The Movie Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: Yes, Eng + Nordic (.sub)