Saturday, March 29, 2014

Manchester City vs Arsenal : 1-1

Manchester City couldn't capitalise on Chelsea's shock defeat at Selhurst Park after Mathieu Flamini cancelled out David Silva's early opener. The game was not short of flashpoints as Tomas Rosicky thought he should of had a penalty and then the same player clashed with Martin Demichelis.

Tomas Rosicky wanted a penalty when he went over the leg of Pablo Zabaleta.

City took the lead inside the first twenty minutes when Silva teed up Edin Dzeko. Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny tipped his shot onto the post but Silva was the quickest to react and, whether by luck or intention, he poked the ball into the empty net.

Silva looked delighted once again to earn the lead for Mancherster City, he looks to be in subline form at the moment for City this season.

The visitors looked comfortable, but soon into the second half their lead had vanished as Mathieu Flamini was on hand to turn in a Lucas Podolski cross.

Neither side was able to create an opening late in the game and both managers may be feeling that a point isn't a bad result.

Chelsea suffered a potentially fatal blow to their Barclays Premier League title challenge earlier in the day as Crystal Palace boosted their survival chances with a stunning victory over Jose Mourinho's men at Selhurst Park.

With the Barclay's Premier league leading to a more and more ruthless finish and the title probably up for grabs for any of the top four, who do you think i would win it in the end. Are Liverpool in the drivers seat now with this draw?

News: MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

A Chinese military plane scanning part of a search zone the size of Poland for signs of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 spotted several objects floating in the sea on Saturday, including two bearing colours of the missing jet.

But it was not immediately clear whether the objects were related to the three-week-old investigation, and the second day of searching in the area ended with no evidence found of the jet, officials said.
The Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 spotted three floating objects, China's official
“The objects cannot be verified or discounted as being from MH370 until they are relocated and recovered by ships,” the authority said in a statement. “It is not known how much flotsam, such as from fishing activities, is ordinarily there. At least one distinctive fishing object has been identified.”

2 colours match plane's exterior: Chinese medi

The three objects spotted by the Chinese plane Saturday were white, red and orange in colour, the Xinhua report said. The missing Boeing 777's exterior was red, white, blue and grey.
An Australian PC3 Orion search plane also sighted objects in a different part of the search area, but the maritime safety authority did not describe those objects in greater detail.
Flight 370 disappeared March 8 while bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and investigators have been puzzled over what happened aboard the plane, with speculation ranging from equipment failure and a botched hijacking to terrorism or an act by one of the pilots.
The latter was fuelled by reports that the pilot's home flight simulator had files deleted from it, but Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said checks, including one by the FBI, had turned up no new information.
"What I know is that there is nothing sinister from the simulators, but of course that will have to be confirmed by the chief of police," he said.
Newly analyzed satellite data shifted the search zone on Friday, raising expectations that searchers may be closer to getting physical evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard.
That would also help narrow the hunt for the wreckage and the plane's black boxes, which could contain clues to what caused the plane to be so far off-course.
The U.S. Navy has already sent equipment that can detect pings from the back boxes, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters in Sydney that the equipment would be put on an Australian naval ship soon.
"It will be taken to the most prospective search area and if there is good reason to deploy it, it will be deployed," he said, without giving a time frame. Other officials have said it could take days for the ship — the Ocean Shield — to reach the search area.
The newly targeted zone is nearly 1,130 kilometres northeast of sites the searchers have crisscrossed for the past week. The redeployment came after analysts determined that the Boeing 777 may have been travelling faster than earlier estimates and would therefore have run out of fuel sooner.
Some family members in Beijing said they want to fly to Kuala Lumpur to seek more answers from the government, but an airline representative said it may have to wait a day because of a lack of hotel space this weekend because of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix race on Sunday.
Steve Wang, a representative of some of the Chinese families in Beijing, said about 50 relatives wanted to go to Malaysia because they were not happy with the responses given by Malaysian government representatives in China.
"Because they sent a so-called high-level group to meet us, but they have not been able to answer all our questions," he said. "It's either they are not in charge of a certain aspect of work or that it's still being investigated, or it's not convenient for them to comment."

Malaysia Airlines' commercial director, Hugh Dunleavy, said on Saturday in Beijing that the airline was trying to facilitate the relatives' travel to Kuala Lumpur, but that plans had not been confirmed because of the difficulties in booking hotels this weekend.
If investigators can determine that the plane went down in the newly targeted zone – which spans about 319,000 sq km (123,000 square miles) – recovery of its flight data and cockpit voice recorders could be complicated.
Much of the sea floor in the area is about 2,000 metres (6,600 feet) below the surface, but depths may reach a maximum of about 6,000 metres (19,700 feet) at its easternmost edge.
The hunt for the plane focused first on the Gulf of Thailand, along the plane's planned path. But when radar data showed it had veered sharply west, the search moved to the Andaman Sea, off the western coast of Malaysia, before pivoting to the southern Indian Ocean, south-west of Australia.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Movie review: Noah

What to make of Darren Aronofsky's Noah? Perhaps that's the wrong question. Indeed, what NOT to make of Noah? Because it is so many things. Aronofsk's movie to me was an amazing movie, full of many undertones in the storytelling and on subject matter that one can relate to todays modern world, as many of the flaws Humanity has in this movie are very much still present in our world and society today.

It is, of course, a biblical blockbuster, a 21st-century answer to Cecil B. DeMille. It's also a disaster movie — the original disaster, you might say. It's an intense family drama. Part sci-fi film. An action flick? Definitely, along the lines of The Lord of the Rings.

But there's one thing Noah is not, for a moment: dull. So, what to make of Noah? It's a movie that, with all its occasional excess, is utterly worth your time — 138 minutes of it.

We meet Noah (Crowe) as a child witnessing his father being killed by Cain’s descendants, and next in a desolate desert as one of the last defenders of the “Creator’s land”. Noah, wife Naameh (Connelly), and his sons Shem (Booth), Ham (Lerman) and newly born Japheth lead a tough life, made tougher by men who are scavengers, looting and living off other people. And then there are Noah’s nightmares, rendered in vivid colours, which he interprets as the end of the world being near. On way to consult his grandfather, the wise old Methuselah (played with relish by Hopkins), Noah and family rescue a badly injured girl Ila (Watson) and take her with them.
Methuselah confirms Noah’s fears, and gives him a seed from the Garden of Eden to start a new world. Noah proceeds to build the ark, concluding that there will be a deluge that will destroy mankind because of what it had become, and that God wanted him to save the animals to start afresh. Why only animals? Because they alone continue to live the life they led in Eden.
Aronofsky doesn’t spare the details, with the ark built almost exactly as described in the Bible even though it looks like an unlikely floating structure. The film also visualises the angels exiled to earth, or the Watchers, as robots rendered in stone. They are disconcertingly Transformers-like at first, but in the pitying randomness of their structures — they fell from heaven, and took new forms from mud and rocks — they grow on you.
But for sheer cinematic beauty, it's hard to beat the dreamlike sequence in which Aronofsky illustrates the story of creation, as recounted by Noah. At this moment, you may well forgive any excesses in the film. Like his flawed hero, Aronofsky has a vision — a cinematic one — and the results, if not perfect, are pretty darned compelling.
Please note the flood is very very impressive and stunning visuals to behold.
This is a fun, action-packed, Biblical epic that manages to uphold the important pillars of the Genesis tale. Highly recommended.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shakira records new 2014 FIFA World Cup song.

Singer-performer Shakira, who made the world dance to the tunes of her song “Waka waka” during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has recorded a new number for the official World Cup to be held in Brazil this time. The star, who is dating Spain defender Gerard Piqué, has penned “La La La”, a reworked version of new song “Dare”, for this summer’s Brazil event, reports
“It’s an upbeat, Brazilian track. The lyrics are personal and I’ve actually recorded a version for the World Cup,” said the 37-year-old. Shakira‘s son Milan features on the track too. “I was in the studio and Milan came in to hang out in the afternoon. I had him on my lap and he was listening and then when it came to the end of the song, he just went ‘myah’,” she added.
The full video will be revealed with her new album Shakira scheduled for a 24th March release. Here is the preview of the video:

And you can also listen to the full song below:

Guys lets us know below in your comments what do you think of the song.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Motorola unveils the Android based Smartwatch: Moto 360

Motorola Mobility is trying to bring the sexy back to wearables with the Moto 360.

Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement of Android Wear, Motorola on Tuesday took the covers off Moto 360, its Android-based smartwatch. The device, which runs Google’s wearable software, will go on sale this summer, starting with the U.S.

That watch is the Moto 360, which the company said would launch in the summer, starting in the US. Motorola only offered a small glimpse, but the device looks like an actual timepiece. The company bragged that it would use a round face and premium materials.

Motorola said that you would be able to get alerts on emails, missed calls, and calendar appointments with the twist of the wrist. Like other devices running on Android Wear, it responds to the "OK Google" command.
Google earlier Tuesday released the details of Android Wear, and has lined up hardware vendors, chipmakers, and one apparel company in Fossil Group. With Android Wear, the company is attempting to create a more consistent experience for watches running on its OS.
I bring to you a sneak peak in Moto 360's unveiling, check the video:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Selena and Justin are back together:

Singer Selena Gomez's parents are concerned about her reunion with notorious pop star Justin Bieber. Justin and Selena have given their previously rocky romance a second chance and gotten back together, but is it for good? A source close to Justin has revealed exclusively that he is happy to be back with his lady-love but still might not give up his old cheating way.

The couple was recently spotted kissing and hugging each other during breakfast at a restaurant in Texas, and on another day, Bieber dedicated a song to Gomez in a surprise SXSW party at a bar in Austin.

Soon after the 21-year-old singer(Selena) was released from rehab for an unknown treatment, a racy video featuring Bieber and Gomez surfaced.

"Selena has chosen Justin over her family in the past," quoted a source as saying. "They are disappointed about that, her father has told her he doesn't like her spending time with him," the source added.

This is not the first time that the couple has got back together after their initial breakup in November 2012. Early in January, they were seen together, riding Segways in Bieber's Southern California neighbourhood.

'She's disgusted': Taylor Swift 'ditches best friend Selena Gomez' as singer reunites with Justin Bieber

They were once so close that Taylor Swift dubbed Selena Gomez 'the closest thing I have to a sister'. But Taylor has reportedly ditched her best friend following her decision to reunite with bad boy ex Justin Bieber.

Swift disapproves of her Come And Get It pal's decision to get back together with the troubled Baby hitmaker, following his recent legal troubles and hard-partying reputation.

Selena said last August: 'I think girls need to be more supportive of each other. I definitely agree with that. I'm all about that. 'Taylor has been one of those girls. We have been friends for five years. She is very strong. She doesn't care what people think and she inspires me.'  

“Selena thinks if Taylor were really her friend she wouldn’t give her an ultimatum or make her choose between the two,” our source revealed. “She respects Taylor and always will, but the most important thing to Selena is Justin right now.”

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Care for your skin.

If you fancy brightening up your complexion and smoothening it, a skin peel could be the answer.

Unlike old-style peels, which used strong concentrations of acids to dissolve the top layers of skin, a new generation of face peels promise to brighten skin, shrink pores, smooth out rough texture and soften pigmentation too.

We caught up with aesthetic medicine guru Dr Vicky Dondos to get the lowdown on the much-hyped procedure that promises to turn back the clock.
“Peels are an ideal solution for dull, lifeless skin, hyper-pigmentation, mild scarring and certain types of acne,” says Dr Dondos.

“They essentially work by exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin cells and stimulating the growth of the healthy, young skin cells below.” For the uninitiated, skin peels use chemical exfoliants such as glycolic, salicylic and trichloroacetic acid. Doctors often use them to remove sun-damaged skin and stimulate its healthy re-growth in a controlled fashion.

And the resulting exfoliation removes dead cell layers and promotes
underlying collagen regeneration to reduce fine lines, refine pores, correct uneven skin texture and improve acne, acne scarring, facial blemishes and pigmentation.

“Skin peels don't leave you with a red peeling face for days,” reassures Dr Dondos. “Ninety per cent of the skin peels that are performed do not have any more downtime than a standard facial.

“Other than looking a little flushed for an hour after a treatment your skin recovers quickly and although may feel a little tight or dry for 48 hours does not affect your daily life,” she adds.

But lets not forget that a brighter looking skins also depends on what we eat. Avoid eating too much sugar for that healthy looking skin.

Eating too much sugar-based food items: A bad day for most of us means consuming ice cream or something sweet. But this choice might just make your bad day even worse, if you take note of what’s happening to your skin. Foods with added sugars increase your blood sugar and cause chronic inflammation in the body, which damages your collagen.
Eating excess of starchy foods: Starches like white bread, pasta and white rice cause rapid spikes in blood sugar, which leads to inflammation in the body. This process produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, giving you sagging skin and wrinkles. 
Forgetting to count beverages: Just like in food, sugar found in liquids can contribute to premature ageing, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions, especially since sugar in beverages like juice and soda are absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly.
So healthy eating and healthy skin to all of you.

Monday, March 3, 2014

And the Oscar goes to... (2014)

The 2014 Academy Awards have come and gone, with 24 statues passed out onstage in Los Angeles Sunday night (March 2). Hollywood’s biggest night was no letdown. Everyone made plenty of predictions, as did everyone. Here’s the final list of this year’s Oscar winners.

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot 
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Live Action Short: Helium
Best Documentary Short: The Lady In Number 6
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Score: Gravity
Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
Best Original Screenplay: Her, Spike Jonze
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Oscars 2014 rolled out a reasonably predictable winners list. While Gravity and 12 Years a Slave won big, The Wolf of Wall Street fans were left disappointed.
The Wolf of Wall Street actor was a favourite to win the coveted golden statuette this year. With the internet rooting for him, DiCaprio must have been hugely disappointed when Matthew Mcconaughey's name was announced as best actor. Well, there's always next time.

HTC M8 leaked Software and Hardware

The HTC M8/All New HTC One has followed a pretty standard pattern of leaks in recent weeks. The device has been the subject of spec rumors trying to pin down the date on which it’ll officially debut and some press image leaks. Tonight we've hit the next step in the M8′s leak progression: a hands-on video.

A YouTube user going by "GadgetReviews" posted a 12-minute video taking us on a walk-through of the HTC One M8 on Sunday, confirming pretty much everything we've already known before it's set to be unveiled in late-March.

The twelve-minute long clip shows the handset alongside its predecessor and reveals that the newcomer has a similar footprint and a microSD card slot. We also get to take a closer look at the device’s brushed metal finish from the leaked press photos.

Not shown in the video are reported specifications. The HTC M8 is believed to feature a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a bigger 2900mAh battery.

Recent leaks have suggested that both AT&T and Verizon will carry it in the U.S. Of course, the original One was available on all four major U.S. carriers, and so I wouldn't be surprised if the M8′s availability is just as widespread. 

Don’t miss this marvel.