Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ms. Navarrete, dressed in a red gown with a flowing train, impressed judges by highlighting the importance of teaching children about family values.
She was followed by Miss Jamaica Yendi Philipps while Miss Australia Jenista Campbell was the second runner-up at the 59th annual pageant held here on Monday.
Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta (21) from Kolkata did not make it to the top 15; neither did Miss USA Rima Fakih, who had grabbed international headlines for being the first Muslim American to represent the U.S. in the competition.
Asked by Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek how she felt about unsupervised Internet use, Ms. Navarrete said the Internet was important but parents needed to be careful and watch over their kids.
Ms. Navarrete replaces Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela who won the title in 2009.
As part of her winning, she will get a luxury New York apartment with living expenses, a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy, jewellery, clothes, shoes and an undisclosed sum of money.
“I want to give my parents a big hug. There was a lot of effort and a lot of sacrifice,” she said at a press conference after winning the title.
Ms. Navarrete has been a model since she was 15 years old and is only the second Mexican beauty after Lupita Jones (1991) to win the title of Miss Universe.
Her win earned her a congratulatory message on Twitter from Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled
In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and powdered sugar. Blend in melted margarine. Press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan.
In another bowl, combine the strawberries with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar; set aside.
For the filling: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the condensed milk until combined. Add vanilla and eggs. Divide this mixture in half. Add the melted chocolate to one half of the mixture. Pour this (the chocolate batter) into the crust lined pan. Add the strawberry and sugar mixture to the remaining batter. Spoon over the chocolate filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for half an hour. Remove sides of the pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
Garnish with strawberry halves.
I am excited to do it and hopefully I will make it right. This cheesecake makes 16 servings.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here are the brand names that were infected:
Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.
So guys, do check the eggs that you recently purchased. Let us be more cautious of what we buy and eat and good thing they've warned the public about this concern.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Written by Sonny Quinn
Summer is a fun time, but it passes quickly. By August, school is only a month away, and I have to get school supplies.
I either go out school shopping with a parent, a friend, or my sister. Before I go, I always set my adt safewatch in North Carolina alarm as a precaution.
I think the best place to go school shopping is Walmart because they have everything you need for school. I usually buy the basic essentials. These include notebooks, folders, pencils and pens, a backpack, and binders.
Another place that I visit is Staples. They have a wide range of school supplies that I need. They have five subject notebooks, large binders, staplers, erasers, protractors, graphing calculators, computer paper, and so much more. Although Walmart is my go-to place, Staples has a lot of extra school supplies that I may need.
I also go to Staples because I can get packs of note cards, pens, pencils, and notebooks for a lower price. I tend to be a thrifty shopper, so I try to save as much money as I can. Sometimes the people I go with encourage me to buy more expensive items, but I always stick with what I know best.
Shopping for school supplies is easy when you have nearby stores that have everything you need. When I finish shopping, I'm completely satisfied.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Guest post written by Walter Baldwin
Some of my favorite movies are Asian horror movies. But I live in America and only know the English and Spanish language so I have to rely heavily on the Internet to learn about upcoming releases.
I also live in a small town so I read a lot of horror movie blogs and stream most movies on Netflix because the only movie theater that we have here rarely plays brand new releases, unless they’re made by Disney or star Will Ferrell. With such little resources, it’s especially important that I find a good internet connection at a good price. I relied on dial-up for a while, but researched satalite internet iowa and came across blue wireless internet. I switched over and have been able to re-watch some of my favorites again at a much better streaming quality like Takashi Miike’s “Audition,” which is probably one of the grossest movies ever. But it doesn’t just rely on gross-out scenes. It truly is scary. My obsession with the region’s horror genre started because of a horror class I took in college and I’ve just found it increasingly interesting since then.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Today the President has declared the US's largest and most politically embarrassing oil spill near an end as BP said it had reached a "significant milestone" in its efforts to permanently seal the Deepwater Horizon well.
"The long battle is finally close to coming to an end, and we are very pleased with that," said the president, who was strongly criticized for what was initially seen as a slow and weak response as millions of barrels of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico.
BP said it had completed a process known as static kill, in which heavy mud was pumped in to plug the stricken well, producing a "textbook" result.BP still faces an as yet undetermined number of compensation claims, which Browner said the government was determined to see it meet. "We are going to continue to ensure that BP is held accountable for the damage that they did, for the economic losses and ultimately for the natural resource damages and all of the restoration that will take place in the Gulf communities and in the Gulf at large." The company also has to settle with the families of 11 workers killed in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that set off the spill.
Guest post written by Stephanie Noble
I’ve been a Lady GaGa fan for a while and she has amazing videos but I think that no matter what lengths she goes to, her official music videos will never outdo funny fan videos on wild blue broadband internet. But I’m sure that she’s fine with that because she always adoringly refers to her fans as her “little monsters.”
Her and Beyonce’s video for “Telephone” was beyond crazy, almost so much so that it’s overwhelming. But there are so many cute videos of kids acting it out to watch on wild blue internet packages, like one with a little girl that looks like she’s about four years old dressed up in crazy Lady GaGa-esque costumes while adult female dancers dance in the background. Then every time during the chorus she picks up a call on a toy phone from a cute little boy that looks to be the same age.
Then there’s the video of a mom filming her pre-teen son dancing and singing along to the “Bad Romance” lyrics and he knows every move and line!
But the best part about watching these videos is that Lady GaGa has probably watched them all.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Lady Gaga is especially keen on educating women, telling them to keep the courage to choose and make decision related to having sex. Her new concert 'Bad Romance' is going to preach this ideology, a Viva Glam campaign by MAC's AIDS awareness, also propagated by pop star, Cyndi Lauper.
Lady Gaga said that she is single now and prefers to be so because she has no time to be in a relationship because that is not going to make her happy.
I mostly watch it on the television but given the chance to watch it live that would be awesome. I know Americans do love this sports and some would really invest on the tickets just to watch their favorite team live. I would love to go in one of the baseball stadiums here in the US and watch my New York Yankees and Kansan City Royals play. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford tickets for me and my husband and just have fun. He is a big fan of baseball too and his teams are Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.
I might save some money now so that we can afford to buy each of those tickets. I want to purchase for New York Yankees tickets and Kansas City Royals tickets. I know my husband will still go with me if my teams are playing. This is so much fun and I do look forward to it. Since his birthday is coming up, purchasing a Boston Red Sox tickets and Detroit Tigers tickets would be a great gift. I know he will be excited watching his team live on the game and of course I'll go with him.