среда, 23 февраля 2011 г.

Такие дела

понедельник, 21 февраля 2011 г.

Russia and Japan continue military cooperation

The drawn out disagreement between Russia and Japan over the Kuril islands will not cloud military cooperation between the two countries.
“The [Pacific] Fleet has ample military force that can form ship groups to maintain stability in the regions. There are no plans to halt military cooperation with countries in the region, including with Japan,” a source at the ministry of defence told RIA Novosti.
Part of the ships’ brief will be to defend the disputed islands. Russia recently decided to rearm the garrison there.
Rumours that Japan and Georgia will unite against Russia are unlikely, writes RIA Novosti political commentator Dmitry Kosyrev.

воскресенье, 20 февраля 2011 г.

Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World

It has often been said throughout time that a picture is worth a thousand words. Any picture may be worth a thousand words, but only a few rare photos tell more than a thousand words. They tell a powerful story, a story poignant enough to change the world and galvanize each of us. Over and over again…
From the iconic images of Omayra Sanchez’s tragic death to the horrifying images of the Bhopal Gas disaster in 1984, the power of photography is still alive and invincible.
Here is my top 10 list of photos that shocked the world:

Warning: Be prepared for images of violence and death (in one case, the photograph of a dead child) if you scroll down.

10. Kosovo Refugees (Carol Guzy)

Carol Guzy, the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography, received her most recent Pulitzer in 2000 for her touching photographs of Kosovo refugees.
The above picture portrays Agim Shala, a two-year-old boy, who is passed through a fence made with barbed wire to his family. Thousands of Kosovo refugees were reunited and camped in Kukes, Albania.

Kanye West ‘All of the Lights,’ Featuring Rihanna: Video

A new video by Kanye West and Rihanna debuted today for the song “All of the Lights.” The video, directed by Hype Williams, opens with a minute-long black and white shot of a young girl before flashing to strobe-lit images of Kanye and Rihanna. 
Love this song.

суббота, 19 февраля 2011 г.

10 Movie Mistakes

No matter how many millions of dollars the studios spend on a movie, mistakes or bloopers are inevitable. Most of these mistakes are continuity errors or something may be visible that shouldn’t be visible. Some pedantic moviegoers watch out for them like hawks and pounce. To be honest, most of us don’t even notice until it’s pointed out to us. Here are some of the more, shall we say…obvious ones…that slipped through the net.

10. Reservoir Dogs

The cult movie about a heist gone wrong produced an unforgettable scene in which a police officer named Marvin Nash is tortured by three of the gang to the sound of the Stealer’s Wheel song, ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’. Nash’s hands are handcuffed and they keep switching from being cuffed in front of him and being cuffed behind his back throughout the scene.

9. Full Metal Jacket

Kubrick filmed his anti-war movie in England, skillfully using locations to create the story. The attention to detail slipped up however, in the scene where the Marines are jogging in the ‘training camp’. The road they are jogging on shows British road markings, which would not be seen in the US.

пятница, 18 февраля 2011 г.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just six weeks to live

Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has terminal pancreatic cancer and may live for just six more weeks, a media report said on Thursday. The 55-year-old Jobs in January announced that at his request, the board of directors granted him a medical leave of absence so that he could focus on his health. Since then, employees have said Jobs can still be seen at the company's headquarters in California and is also calling all the strategic shots from his home. Now, new pictures have been published in the tabloid National Enquirer, which suggest things may be worse for the man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
The report said Jobs is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.
The new photos show him looking painfully frail and weak, with his jeans and dark top hanging loosely on his six-feet-two-inches, frail body, the Daily Mail reported. The pictures were not yet available online, but Jobs's weight is said to have dropped from a pre-cancer 175 pounds to 130 pounds now, according to the National Enquirer. His thinning hair was a sign of the effects of chemotherapy used to treat the disease. The photos, which were taken Feb 8, showed Jobs going for breakfast with his wife Laurene Powell before heading to the Stanford Cancer Centre in California. Jerome Spunberg, a doctor, said: 'Mr. Jobs is most likely getting outpatient chemotherapy at Stanford because the cancer has recurred.' Gabe Mirkin, a physician with 40 years' experience, said: 'He is terminal. What you are seeing is extreme muscle wasting from calorie deprivation, most likely caused by cancer. He has no muscle left in his buttocks, which is the last place to go.' 'He definitely appears to be in the terminal stages of his life from these photos. I would be surprised if he weighed more than 130 pounds.' Critical care physician Samuel Jacobson also said: 'Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.' A source, who recently saw Jobs, added: 'He is very frail, moving like a weak, feeble old man. He weaves back and forth when he walks, as if he is having trouble keeping his balance, and the pain of every step is evident on his face.' The Apple CEO, who is worth $6 billion, is currently on his third medical leave, and has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer for seven years and had a liver transplant in 2009. An Apple spokesman did not comment on the new photos.

четверг, 17 февраля 2011 г.

'Mortal Kombat: Rebirth' Web Series Announced

The popular "Mortal Kombat" video game and movies are being made into a web series - "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth." The series will be directed by Kevin Tancheroen and stars Jeri Ryan as Lieutenant Sonya Blade and Michael Jai White as Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs.

Ryan played the Borg character Seven of Nine on the "Star Trek: Voyager" series, while White is best known for his role as Spawn in the film of the same name.

Warner Brothers is releasing the webisodes after a Tancheroen written and directed "Mortal Kombat" online short tallied over 10 million hits last year. The company has also been rumored to be testing the market for a full feature release.

The 1995 film adaptation of the video game was considered a disappointment along with the 1997 follow-up. However, Kombat fans are anticipating a gritty remake from Tancheroen.