|Posted by Jeff on November 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM||comments (0)|
An elderly, wrinkled white man boarded a plane in Hong Kong and a young, baby-faced Asian man deplaned in Vancouver in what Canadian authorities are calling an "unbelievable" case of disguised identity.
Disguised passenger's security breach 'very troubling,' public safety minister ... Globe and Mail Credible tips on terror threats come in daily: Toews
|Posted by Jeff on November 5, 2010 at 4:14 PM||comments (0)|
Have You Ever Considered Working Online?
Kelly Richards of Abbotsford, BC never thought that she would, until curiosity got the best of her and she filled out a simple online form. Before she knew it, she discovered her secret to beating the recession, and being able to provide for her family while at home with her three children.
I read Kelly's blog last month and decided to feature her story in our weekly consumer report. In our phone interview she told me her amazing story. "I actually make about $7,000-$9,000 a month. Is enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 10-13 hours a week from home.
Working online has been a financial windfall for Kelly, who struggled for months to find a decent job but kept hitting dead ends. "I lost my job shortly after the recession hit, I needed reliable income, I was not interested in the "get rich quick" scams you see all over the internet. Those are all pyramid scams or stuff where you have to sell to your friends and family. I just needed a legitimate way to earn a living for me and my family. The best part of working online is that I am always home with the kids, I save a lot of money."
"I actually make $7,000 to $9,000 a month working from home."
- Kelly Richards
I asked her about how she started her remarkable journey. "It was pretty easy, I filled out a short form and applied for a work at home kit. There is a small activation fee, its not really free but it was under $3. I got the Kit and within four weeks I was making over $5,000 a month. Its really simple, I am not a computer whiz, but I can use the internet. I don't even have to sell anything and nobody has to buy anything. Companies are constantly recruiting people for this, you should try it."
Online giant Google, worth over 100 billion dollars is the most used search engine and internet market place. Google is the #1 internet site in the world, over 50 percent of all internet traffic flows through them everyday. Using Google and the other search engines to make money online has been a eye-opener for Kelly. There are plenty of scams on the internet claiming you can make $50,000 a month, but that is exactly what they are scams. From my conversation with Kelly, "I am making a good salary from home, which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank god every day that I filled out that form."
Quickly, Kelly Richards was able to use the simple Home Income Cash System kit to make it out of the recession.
Kelly had never shared her story before, and with her permission, we are putting it public
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|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:57 PM||comments (0)|
'Saw' and 'Scream' can't compare to the frightening flick that earned the most tickets at the box office. The winner
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Bills player called the worst in the NFL
A Buffalo writer puts a first-round pick from 2009 at the bottom of his list. But blogger disagrees, picks a QB
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Is Bills linebacker Aaron Maybin the worst player in the NFL?
By Chris Chase
The Buffalo Bills defense is ranked last in the NFL in points allowed. The unit has allowed the most rushing yards in the league. Its point differential is an NFL-worst -77. And, of course, the Bills are the only team in the NFL without a win. So if the Bills defense is the worst unit of the worst team in the league, does that mean the defense's worst player is also the worst player in the entire NFL?
[Related: The biggest draft busts of the decade]
Evidently, according to Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News. In a Thursday column, Sullivan says second-year linebacker Aaron Maybin(notes) is the worst player in the NFL because he can't get on the field for the Bills defense:
It's quite possible that Maybin is the worst player in the NFL (though a case could be made for John McCargo(notes), another former Bills' first-rounder who has been inactive all six games).
There's a good chance Maybin will be inactive again this week [he wasn't activated last week in Baltimore, the first time that has happened in his pro career] against Kansas City, the NFL's top rushing team. After a year and a half, he hasn't gotten better. If anything, he's regressed. Maybin has 21 tackles in 21 games. He has no sacks. This season, he's been on the field for 66 plays, with few tangible results.
The Bills gave Maybin a $15 million signing bonus after his holdout in 2009. That's not the sort of return on investment that made capitalism great. If Maybin were some seventh-round pick -- like, say, Ryan Fitzpatrick(notes) or Stevie Johnson -- he'd be long gone by now.
Maybin was the 11th pick of the 2009 draft. He's already been moved from defensive end to linebacker, but hasn't found his role in the Bills' new 4-3 scheme. Coaches won't put him on special teams and undrafted rookies are getting more playing time than him.
Sullivan says it's because Maybin is terrible and should be cut. The latter part might be true, but I refuse to believe Maybin is an awful football player. He did something at Penn State, enough to make him the No. 11 pick in the draft. (Yes, maybe the Bills picked him too high; but it was a couple spots too high, not a couple of rounds. Maybin wouldn't have dropped past, say, No. 20.) In most cases like this, it's a lack of work ethic that's the real culprit. That's why cutting Maybin would be silly right now. Give him some time to mature, then reevaluate. The deactivation could be the kick in the pants he needed. Or it could be the beginning of the end of his time with the Bills.
[Rewind: Star receiver voted most overrated player in league]
But is he the worst player in the NFL? Nah. As long as Jake Delhomme(notes) is still on a roster somewhere, Aaron Maybin doesn't have much to worry about.
Thanks, Morning Jolt
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|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:56 PM||comments (0)|
Frozen yogurt company plans to take Toronto, then launch 100 stores across the country. Hot treat for celebs.
A Toronto storefront that was once the centre of a firestorm over the Canadian invasion by Starbucks, targeted as a symbol of creeping globalization, takes on a new fame-seeking identity this weekend.
But, instead of Frappuccinos, the main draw will be frozen yogurt.
Menchie's, based in Encino, Calif., will open a flagship location at 511 Bloor St. W. And the company will use it as a launch pad to open 100 more across Canada over the next five years.
The chain spawned from a store in San Fernando Valley that opened in 2007. Its rotating frozen yogurt flavours, and 60 different toppings, turned local families into repeat customers.
Since then, the concept rapidly spread across California, Florida and Georgia and beyond, to Japan, Dubai, Australia, Mexico, and now the Toronto neighbourhood known as the Annex.
Dooney's Café, a longtime occupant of the new space, found itself on the verge of eviction in 1996 when Starbucks signed a long-term lease for the building. Public outcry from residents of the area, inhabited by professors, academics and intellectuals, including the late urban theorist Jane Jacobs, led to Starbucks subletting the café so that Dooney's could stay.
Victory did not keep Dooney's in business forever, though. The business tried to rejuvenate itself with help from the show "Restaurant Makeover," but owner Graziano Marchese moved on in 2008, citing the area's increasingly younger demographics on a strip where sushi had become the preferred cuisine.
A new owner failed to revitalize the business, and Dooney's was replaced by the T cafe, which earned a one-star review from Toronto Star food critic Corey Mintz.
"Perhaps the food at T cafe would be better if it were a Starbucks," he smirked. "I would rather eat one of its prepackaged ham sandwiches than another meal here."
Menchie's, which opens Saturday, will bring something entirely different to the neighbourhood. The company is proud of its cameo appearances in paparazzi photos, having replaced Starbucks as the hot indulgence amongst young celebrities. Its promotional materials name drop Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Nick Jonas as regular customers
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:54 PM||comments (0)|
The first time Dean Gunnarson tried this, officials had to scramble to bring him back to life. Stunt scared even Houdini
Dean Gunnarson has made a living dealing in death.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native isn't a mercenary or undertaker, but a successor to Harry Houdini and his death defying stunts. This Halloween, on the 84th anniversary of Houdini's death, Gunnarson will be taking on a stunt that terrified the master himself.
In his hometown, Gunnarson will spend Friday night, all day Saturday and part of Sunday buried six feet underground in a coffin. To complicate matters, he'll be bound in chains. On Sunday, Gunnarson plans to burrow to the surface by 1:26pm, the exact time Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.
While he's below ground, Gunnarson's every move will be captured by a video camera broadcasting to two screens above ground, ensuring no David Copperfield-style funny business will be employed.
In fact, the aids Gunnarson will be using to achieve his escape are all above board. He makes no secret of the fact that air will be pumped into the coffin to aid his breathing and that he'll carry a cellphone (which may or may not work) to call his team in case of emergency.
Gunnarson is no stranger to emergencies. In 1983, he nearly died while attempting another coffin escape, this time while floating in the Red River in Manitoba. He bungled his last breath and found himself unable to escape his chains. He was pulled from the river, freed by his team and resuscitated by paramedics. He had stopped breathing.
His brush with death didn't discourage him from continuing his quest to become the world's greatest escape artist. He would go on to escape a straitjacket while dangling from a trapeze suspended 726 feet over the Hoover Dam and to captivate fans of daring deeds the world over.
His latest undertaking takes him into territory that terrified his idol Harry Houdini. In 1917, Houdini almost died when he was buried six feet underground. He barely clawed his way to the surface and later wrote in his diary that "the weight of the earth is killing." Let's hope Gunnarson has better luck this weekend.
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:51 PM||comments (0)|
Our existence on Earth may come to a grinding halt if one of these events actually occurs. 'Economic Hiroshima'
Meteor collisions, disease, famine, nuclear war, natural disasters, cosmic catastrophe? Is the end upon us or are we just being paranoid?
The end, whenever it occurs, could take several forms. Which one is most likely?
Ask an astrophysicist who thinks he knows.
Vote for the threat you think is most imminent./li>
Read David Suzuki's take on one threat that could kill us all./li>
10) Oil Crash
Some doomsayers predict an "Economic Hiroshima," or peak oil crisis, where fossil fuels dry up, triggering an economic meltdown followed by the collapse of the agricultural system and mass starvation. Please tell me French fries aren't an agricultural product.
Vote for an oil crash as the greatest threat to humanity:Top Threats to Human Existence
In the old days, if you wanted to be a terrorist, you needed explosives. Today, all you need is an iPad. With the click of a mouse, baddies - whether religious zealots, political activists, or mischievous teenage hackers - can deploy nefarious computer worms that bring down power plants, hospital equipment, even nuclear facilities. The threat is such that the U.S. military is planning to quadruple its cyber-warrior force. And by cyber-warrior we mean 19-year-old Bill Gates in fatigues, armed with a USB stick, and a Doritos party pack.
Vote for cyberterrorism as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
A New Disease
According to John Leslie, author of The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction, not only are many deadly diseases developing immunity to our best drugs, but global warming could thaw out some virulent disease from the past, such as the 1918-1919 flu - which killed 50 million - and new viruses could even filter down from outer space.
Vote for a new disease as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
Where will you be Dec. 12, 2012? That' s the last day on the Mayan long-count calendar and some think it will be the last day on anyone's calendar & that the sun will erupt in a super-storm and destroy all life on Earth. In the movie 2012, people face volcanic eruptions, typhoons, and melting glaciers. But maybe the Mayans just wanted to give us a reason to party.
Vote for 2012 as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
6) Nuclear Catastrophe
As unstable states like Pakistan and North Korea expand their nuclear programs, the risk of nuclear war is as great as it's been since the disbanding of the Soviet Union. Whether humans could survive a nuclear winter - the severe cold and diminished sunlight that scientists predict would follow such a war - has been the subject of much scientific debate. Given that cockroaches would be among the few survivors, extinction in this case might be seen as a bonus.
Vote for a nuclear catastrophe as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
5) Global Warming
Not everyone agrees with Greenpeace on how much humans are to blame for global warming, but in the last decade, climate-related disasters such as flooding and droughts have affected 2.4 billion people. It's thought that global warming could eventually turn Earth into a planet like Venus, where, according to author John Leslie, greenhouse-effect temperatures are sufficient to melt lead. Hot.
Vote for global warming as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
The world population is growing by about 74 million a year. The UN predicts it will reach nine billion people in the next 40 years, and those are just OctoMom' s grandkids. Overpopulation could eventually lead to crop failure and starvation.
Vote for overpopulation as the greatest threat to humanity:Top Threats to Human Existence
3) Cosmic Doom
Perhaps our fate is in the stars. It's commonly believed that dinosaurs became extinct after a massive asteroid hit the earth 65 million years ago; many think that if Shoemaker-Levy had hit Earth instead of Jupiter, we'd be goners. (Bruce Willis? We might need you again.) Other cosmic threats include black holes and the heat death of the universe.
Vote for cosmic doom as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
2) Superhuman Uprising
If humans get overzealous with genetic modification, could we accidentally engineer an organism that rapidly reproduces and takes over the earth? Scientists have created, for example, "super mice" that can run at great speeds for a long time, and while they stress that applying such science to humans would be wrong, it's never stopped anyone before. This debate is escalating into a fight.
Vote for a superhuman uprising as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
1) Robots Replacing Us
I wish I was just making stuff up at this point, but here goes & some have posited that nanotechnology could lead to grey goo -- out-of-control self-replicating robots that could consume all living matter on Earth. Nothing even close to grey goo exists today, but Eric Drexler's 1986 non-fiction book Engines of Creation outlined a worst-case scenario in which these bacteria-like nanomachines destroyed the biosphere. Can I stop now?
Vote for robots replacing us as the greatest threat to humanity: Top Threats to Human Existence
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:49 PM||comments (0)|
A Canadian city is given a prestigious award for having the 'best' transit on the continent. 'So well-deserved'
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM||comments (0)|
An extreme close-up of this Cincinnati riverfront scene yields an intriguing pair of figures.
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Very early photographic images of humans discovered
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In the steady barrage of images that make up the digital age, it's almost impossible to fathom a time when photographs of people were nonexistent. But rest assured, kids, that such a time did exist -- and it really wasn't that long ago in the grand scheme of things.
So the recent discovery of what appears to be two men near the river's edge in a photo of Cincinnati taken in 1848 is kind of a big deal among photography historians.
As reported by NPR's Robert Krulwich last month, the photo was taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter -- who were standing on the other side of the Ohio River -- on Sunday, September 24th, 1848, 162 years prior to Krulwich's post about it. The photo is what's known as a daguerreotype -- an image developed via an early photographic process developed in France. When zooming in on the photo, Krulwich noticed what appeared to be two human figures. You can see them in a close-up image below:
A reader of Krulwich's blog took the photo and "lightened it up a bit and messed with the contrast a little" and posted a clearer version of it on his own blog. He thinks that "the man on the left is standing behind the wooden beam wall (wharf? dock?) with his left leg up on the wall and his left hand resting on his knee, while the man on the right is standing on top of that wall."
[Related: Vintage photos of 'ghosts']
In case you're wondering if this is the earliest photograph taken of a human -- as Krulwich himself did in a recent headline -- well, it's not. The credit for photographing a human for the first time is generally given to Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process. In an 1838 photo he took of Paris, Daguerre caught an image of a man who appears to be getting his shoes or boots shined at a street corner. You can see the figure -- together with that of the shoeshiner -- in the bottom left of the image here.
Daguerre's process involved exposing a chemically treated metal plate for several minutes. If someone or something was moving within the frame, it wouldn't show up in a daguerreotype photo. But since this person remained relatively stationary as the image was captured, he showed up in the picture. The anonymous Parisian thus gets credit for being the first person ever to have his picture taken.
We wonder what he'd think about Facebook.
[Incredible photos: Prize-winning artist adds images of people to buildings]
(Cincinnati waterfront daguerreotype source: University of Rochester/Cincinnati Public Library and the George Eastman House Museum of Photography and Film. Additional photos via NPR, Boing Boing and the Hokumburg Goombah blog)
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
An intense hit of 'La Nina' will mean a big shift in temperatures halfway through the season.
The return of the La Nina effect means winter across Canada this year will not be a repeat of last year's balmy temperatures in many parts of the country, instead changing to a much colder, traditional one.
"The first half of winter will probably not be as winter-like, compared to the second half, where La Nina will kick in and be more of a dominant force," says Environment Canada weather guru David Phillips.
La Nina is the evil twin sister of El Nino, a cooling of the ocean in the central and eastern Pacific region that heralds colder weather for North America. El Nino has the opposite effect, which triggered last year's balmy winter
Scientists are predicting a moderate to intense La Nina this winter. But before you race down to Canadian Tire for another snow shovel, Phillips points out the winter's predicted coldness, if it materializes at all because such long-range forecasts aren't ironclad, is relative.
With global warming or perhaps cyclic weather trends, winter ain't what it used to be, he says.
"Anything that is even normal this year will seem more brutal, more difficult, than last year," says Phillips.
A look at the weather office's seasonal forecasts show Western Canada will bearing the brunt of La Nina's effect once winter really sets in.
"You see most of the West being colder than normal," says Phillips. "But from a little bit of the southern prairie through most of southern Ontario and Atlantic Canada we're showing conditions to be a little bit warmer than normal.
"So the full effects of La Nina may not necessarily get to the East."
But other factors, whether it's long-term weather cycles or climate change, could mitigate the bad girl's effects.
"It's a huge country and the signal can be very different on the west coast than it is on the east coast," he says.
Unlike El Nino, with its tropical vibe, La Nina can be capricious. It doesn't create weather extremes like ice storms or mega snow dumps. But expect frequent changes through the winter, says Phillips, "two weeks of this and two weeks of that . . . more surprises, something for everybody."
British Columbia will bear the brunt of a La Nina winter, colder and weather than normal, while the Prairies will see a late start and face the toughest part of winter from January on, especially in the north.
Phillips says Central Canada should expect warmer than normal temperatures, more snow and storms, "but not the ice age cometh," says Phillips. La Nina may not reach that far but he points out Ontario and Quebec enjoyed El Nino's full effects last winter.
Predicting Atlantic Canada's winter is tougher in part because north Atlantic waters are two to three degrees warmer than normal, which could delay things. But the region is vulnerable to the threat of consecutive dumps of snow.
If scientific forecast models generated by super computers aren't your thing, check out this guide to predicting winter from the Waterman and Hill Traveller's Companion Natural Event Guide.
|Posted by Jeff on October 30, 2010 at 3:42 PM||comments (0)|
The identity of the Lotto Max winner is a mystery, but where the lucky numbers were purchased isn't.
TORONTO - There is one winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday’s Lotto Max draw, and it was sold somewhere in British Columbia.
Three of the nine MaxMillion prizes that were up for grabs were also claimed.
One winning ticket for a million dollar prize was sold in B.C. and another in Ontario.
Two winning tickets for the third MaxMillion prize were sold in Quebec, meaning each ticket holder will get $500,000.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. said Lotto Max ticket sales for Friday's giant jackpot were up about 43 per cent from the previous week.