Saturday, December 31, 2011

A river fish that has a craving for human genitals

A PIRANHA-like river fish that has been targeting fishermen's penises was discovered in the waters of Papua New Guinea. Sin Chew Daily reported that two local fishermen had bled to death after having their private organs bitten off by the fish's razor-sharp teeth.

An experienced angler from Britain said it was believed the killer fish had started biting humans due to a lack of “naturally occurring food”. Marine biologist Ian Middleton said the fish had the most human-like teeth on the bottom jaw he had ever seen.

He said the fish could have possibly fed on insects and might have detected a chemical change in the water before swimming up the urine trail and biting human genitals.

Staronline : 31 Dec2011

2012 : Wall St. Ten Brands That Will Disappear

24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellogg’s Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term.  Last year’s list proved to be prescient in many instances, predicting the demise of T-Mobile among others. In late May, AT&T (NYSE:T) and Deutsch Telekom announced that AT&T would buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The deal would add 34 million customers to the company and create the country’s largest wireless operator.

Other 201o nominees – including Blockbuster – bit the dust, while companies, such as Dollar Thrifty are on the road to oblivion. Last September, after finally giving in to competition from Netflix and buckling under nearly $1 billion in debt, Blockbuster filed for  Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In April of this year, Dish Network acquired the company for $320 million. Car rental chain Dollar Thrifty is still entertaining buyout offers from Avis and Hertz.  On June 6, the embattled company recommended that its  shareholders not accept Hertz’s recent offer, valued at $2.24 billion, or $72 a share.  Meanwhile, on June 13th, Avis Budget announced that “it had made progress in its discussion with the Federal Trade Commission  regarding its potential acquisition” of the company. Although Dollar Thrifty can remain choosy, a sale is a matter of when, not if.

We also missed the mark on a few companies.  Notably, Kia, Moody’s, BP, and Zales appear to be doing better than we expected.

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 : The weird and wacky.

Published on 30 Dec 2011 by itnnews - A look at the crazy things people did in 2011.

2011: War on Terror in Pakistan.

Uploaded by presstvmobile on 30 Dec 2011 - Terror, violence and IDPs still reigns in Pakistan.

2011: A year of natural disasters.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 29 Dec 2011 - From tsunamis to tornadoes, from droughts to floods, 2011 was a particularly nasty year for natural disasters.
While some parts of the globe were flooded by water, other parts were in dire need.
Across the Horn of Africa, twelve million people were affected by the severe drought, which still grips the region, while many parts of the world were swept away by heavy downpour.
As the year is coming to an end, the weather struck once more. Tropical Storm Washi hit the Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people.
And with the La Nina conditions still present, 2012 is promising to start just where 2011 left off.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

UK : the lack of moral compass!

Metal theft plagues London

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 30 Dec 2011 - Metal theft in the UK has become such a big problem that police in London have created a unit dedicated to tackling the crime.
As well as taking thousands of dollars worth of telecoms cable and copper wire, thieves are becoming more audacious - targeting public statues and war memorials in what has become a lucrative business.
The thefts include a piece of work by the celebrated sculptor Barbara Hepworth, that had been standing in a park in south London since 1970 and was insured for $800,000, which was stolen earlier this month.

No smoke, no stress & lots of fun!

Published on 29 Dec 2011 by itnnews - Cheetah, the chimpanzee, famous for starring in the Tarzan films, has died ages 80 at his retirement home in Florida.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Democracy Has No Dignity.

Uploaded by 108morris108 on 26 Dec 2011 - A Voice Over of excerpts from Rene Guenon (from 1927), A great Thinker: Rene steadfastly refuses to allow any dignity to the word "democracy," which he takes as synonymous with modernity's mad insistence on equalizing all human achievement at the lowest level, the only level at which such a project could come near to completing itself.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New look for ringgit from mid 2012

Uploaded by thestaronline on 21 Dec 2011 - The Ringgit will be sporting a new and exciting look, with the RM20 note making a comeback.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Heathrow pod

Published on 15 Dec 2011 by Euronews - They call it the 'Heathrow pod', and it's a new way of getting around the urban jungle. Rather than waiting for a bus, business travellers just pop on a pod. Fraser Brown, the managing director of Ultra Global PRT said: "It's a PRT system, a personal rapid transit system. And what these vehicles do is they work autonomously on a guideway to take passengers here from the Business Car Park at Terminal 5 up to the main terminal building, ready for their flight."