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Wednesday, 25-Dec-2013 01:25 Email | Share | | Bookmark
How'd Beyonce Spend Her Weekend? At Walmart, Just Like You

Carter Show tour? Take a look! Shots, Shots, Shots On Thursday night, Beyonce, in a black and yellow dress and this link knee-high boots, hit up Dave & Buster's in the Big Apple celebrity new to celebrate the release of her fifth album . Sure, some stars throw parties at hip nightclubs, but not Bey. Her night was filled with cake, shots and arcade celebs games, as well as hanging out with her famous pals like Drake, who appears on the track "Mine." Attention, Shoppers! One day after chilling at the arcade franchise, she headed up to Tewksbury, Massachusetts, on Friday to surprise shoppers at a local Walmart. According to USA Today, she handed out 750 $50 gift cards to shoppers. She also greeted and chatted with fans as she walked around the store and bought a few items, including her own album. <br>Full story:

Wednesday, 25-Dec-2013 00:07 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Surfer Killed By Shark Off Australia's West Coast

image source Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was speaking during her first trip to Washington since a new conservative government took power in Australia two months ago. Her trip has reaffirmed the U.S.-Australia alliance but has been shadowed by Canberra's own problems with its most important Asian neighbor, Indonesia, over allegations revealed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that Australia tapped the phone of the Indonesia's president. Bishop declined to address those allegations. She told reporters that Australia faces "challenging times ahead" but will work hard on its relations with its Asian neighbor. Bishop told the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, that President Barack Obama's foreign policy rebalance to Asia is "vitally important" and in America's national interest, because of Asia's rising economy. "U.S. engagement in our region is more in the American national interest than it's ever been in the past, and in my meetings with regional leaders they want to see more U.S. <br>More:

S.C. child taken 20 years ago safe in Australia

England would need to better the best ever fourth innings run chase in test cricket by 143 runs to get the 561 runs for victory but more realistically will look to dig in and hope the rainstorms forecast for Brisbane materialise. Barring a 15-minute rain delay before lunch, the weather failed England on Saturday and the day instead belonged to belligerent opener Warner and his cultured captain. Put in the driving seat when their bowlers dismissed the tourists fitness for 136 at the Gabba on Friday, the pair gleefully grasped the controls and raced away from England in a 158-run partnership for the third wicket. Warner hammered 124 off 154 balls for his fourth test century and first against England, while Clarke's 113 came off 130 balls for the 25th hundred of his career and sixth in the Ashes. "England are on the back foot," said Warner. "It does look like they've got scared eyes at the moment. "The way that Trotty got out today was pretty poor and weak. <br>More:

There have been several shark attacks in Australian waters recently that did not end in death. Greg Pickering, a 55-year-old abalone diver, was attacked around the head and back last month by what officials suspect was a 10-foot great white shark near the Western Australia city of Esperance, southeast of Perth. It was the second (visit site) time Pickering had found himself in the jaws of a shark in nine years. In 2004, he was bitten on the leg while spearfishing near Cervantes, north of Perth. SHARE 76 CONNECT 38 TWEET 13 COMMENTEMAILMORE Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. <br>More:

Day and Scott, who each holed approach shots for eagles Sunday, also shared the $600,000 first-place team prize. American Matt Kuchar shot 71 to finish fourth in individual stroke-play, three behind Day. Ryo Ishikawa (69) of Japan and Thailands Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who shot 70, finished tied for fifth, seven behind the winner. The World Cup was Days first tournament in five weeks and came two weeks after he learned that eight of his relatives, including his grandmother, died in the Nov. 9 typhoon in the Philippines. <br>More:

Cooper stars as Australia down Scotland

It's a different challenge next week against Wales." The loss for Scotland, coming a week after they were outclassed 28-0 to South Africa, means they end the November Test match series with just a solitary win over Japan. "I can't quibble with the effort, We let ourselves down with the execution, " Scotland interim coach Scott Johnson said. He added: "The young kids we have can only get better. I'm really pleased with the effort - I'm sick of being good losers." Johnson responded to the drubbing his side took at the hands of the South Africa visit by omitting first-choice fly-half Ruaridh Jackson and star lock Richie Gray, both of whom struggled against the Springboks. View gallery." Australia's Scott Fardy (L) tries to fend off Scotland's Jim Hamilton during the international Rugby Duncan Weir joined Laidlaw at half-back with Kelly Brown returning to the back row and reclaiming the captaincy from Laidlaw. <br>More:

Jason Day wins golf's World Cup at Royal Melbourne as Australia wins team portion

Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan, who must approve any extradition request, said Barnett appeared this week in a court at Maroochydore, a coastal tourist strip north of the Queensland state capital Brisbane. "As the matter is before the court, it would not be appropriate to comment further," he said in a statement Saturday. The Australian Federal Police declined to comment on the case. SHARE 20 CONNECT 34 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. <br>More:

Friday, 20-Dec-2013 03:24 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey 'american Idol' Fight: That's It?

Maybe I should just get off the f---ing panel," she huffed, and walked off the set. "Nicki's mad, she's walking out!" Jackson announced, to which Mariah replied, "That was my move. I was gonna do that the next time she ragged on me." Off camera, Minaj could be heard saying, "I'm done!" Of course, she wasn't done. After commercial break, a highlight reel ran, spotlighting various news outlets covering the early October spat. Some contestants wondered aloud what it would be like to go in front of the judges the day after the big fight, and when Carey entered the building on the next day of auditions, a camera man asked if she was looking forward to more of the same on Day 2. "Hope not," go!! she answered. In the video from that day that leaked online in October, things definitely got a little more heated and a little more personal but producers clearly chose to edit things down. "I told them, I'm not f---ing putting up with her f---ing highness over there," Minaj says in the clip obtained by TMZ but left out of Wednesday's episode. <br>Full story:

Friday, 13-Dec-2013 12:19 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Weight-loss Surgery: Its Pros And Cons

A 2009 study on the effects of gastric bypass surgery on obese women found that Roux-en-Y surgery was reducing or eliminating insulin needs for patients with diabetes, as well as reducing diabetic medical complications altogether. About 95 percent of patients report an improved quality workout of life after bariatric surgery, and some studies suggest they live longer as well, according to WebMD . The Cons Bariatric surgeries do come with the possibility of negative side effects, such as: Food may empty into the small view website intestine too quickly and lead to dumping syndrome . This can cause diarrhea and make the patient feel faint, shaky and nauseated. Certain foods a person is used to eating may need to be eliminated from the diet due to digestive irritabilities. There is a chance of hernia at the site of the surgical incision (especially in duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion surgery). <br>Full story:

Sunday, 1-Dec-2013 06:51 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Panama Marriott Hotel's Cyber Monday Deal Puts Guests In Paradis

East, Gulf ports eager With the rise of China and other Asian economies, the two ports' traffic has nearly quadrupled since 1990 to more than 14 million containers last year. By value, Los Angeles and Long Beach handled 39 percent of all container imports and 24 percent of all container exports that, combined, totaled about $930 billion last year. For American seaports in the East and South, the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2015 holds the promise of significant gains in business, some of it long dominated by the Los Angeles region. And their efforts to become more competitive are getting fresh impetus from the Obama administration. U.S. <br>More:

Intercontinental currently owns 44 properties under Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn brands cross the Latin American region. InterContinental has been operating in Latin America for the past 65 years. The affluent middle-class population and greater footfall impelled this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company to grow further in this fast-growing emerging market. The hotelier has more than 80 hotels in Central and South America and the Caribbean. We believe the new property will strengthen its brand presence in the region as well as align with its growth strategy. <br>More:

Regular rates are $214 per night, so savvy travelers who book the deal at the hotel in Panama will save more than $100 on their exotic Panama vacations. The Panama hotel boasts luxurious accommodations . Rooms are well-appointed with desirable features. Travelers enjoy sound nights of sleep on king or double beds boasting thick mattresses topped with cotton-rich linens, down comforters, custom duvets and plenty of fluffy pillows. In-room entertainment is available on 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs equipped with premium channels CNN, ESPN and HBO. A multi-outlet power strip and high-speed Internet access make it easy to stay connected and upload vacation photos to social media sites for instantaneous sharing. Marble bath tubs with Bath & Body Works products and plush robes provide added comfort and elegance. <br>More:

It makes me want to strive even harder, to work my legs to where I can sit on the floor and play with them." A church acquaintance set up a campaign on the home page crowdfunding site GoFundMe to try to ease the family's financial burden. Bradford has health insurance, but that won't cover all the bills for medical, rehab and therapy. Storey had been a commercial fisherman for years and had recently switched jobs to be home more with Bradford. He had no benefits or life insurance. Bradford's mother has also had to take an extended leave of absence from her job. She and Tasha's grandmother have been staying in a hotel near the hospital. <br>More:

Their rental car was found with their passports and finally they reconnected. They made their scheduled flight, returning to Canada on Saturday. "You can't describe it, knowing the person you love is safe and in one piece," said Mirtle. Mirtle said thatbefore the trip, he researched Panama and checked Ottawa's travel advisory page. He found no warnings for the specific area they would be in. <br>More:

The presence of U.S. chemical weapons in Panama is a lingering issue between the two countries. According to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), an interfaith advocacy organization based in the Netherlands, mustard gas and distilled mustard, phosgene, cyanogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, butane, and possibly also Lewisite were among the chemicals that the U.S. military tested at San Jose Island. "From available documents," IFOR reported, "the number of munitions tested are known for 18 of the 130 tests conducted on San Jose Island. <br>More:

Tomas Cabal, head of the anti-terrorism section of Panama's Foreign Ministry, said 32 of the crew of the Chong Chon Gang would be freed and should leave the country by Thursday. The three most senior members, including the captain, still face charges of threatening Panama's security by seeking to move undeclared weapons through the Panama Canal. Cabal said the attorney general's office had informed him the paperwork to free the crew had been processed. However, the state prosecutor for organized crime, Nathaniel Murgas, later told reporters that his office was still analyzing the North Korean authorities' request to release the men. The crew's return would end part of a bizarre case involving the three countries that provoked international controversy after El Informe the ship was seized in July for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 aircraft, under 10,000 tons of sugar. "The crew members have effectively been freed. They are drawing up the release order and will go to Havana. <br>More:

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