Posts tagged ‘again’

July 2, 2011

Justin Timberlake Attempts To Make MySpace Cool Again

Now gather ’round children, for a tale of an age long ago, when MySpace was king and Facebook was just a twinkle in Mark Zuckerberg‘s JesseEisenberg-looking eye. Justin Timberlake’s MySpace deal seems like an attempt at regaining that golden era, i.e. 2000-2001. Not only is the Bad Teacher star taking a stake in the company, he’s working with them to develop “its new strategy and creative direction.” In other words, MySpace is trying to use the power of “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” to lure even one single person away from Facebook.

Why is MySpace resting its hopes on The Social Network star? Apparently the new MySpace is going to focus specifically on music. Oh, and also MySpace laid off half of its staff recently. So they probably would have taken any boybander right about now. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community,” Jusin said in a statement. Timberlake then quietly and discretely checked his Facebook 75 times in a row.

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July 1, 2011

Denise Richards Is A Mom Again, Adopts A Baby Girl!

Denise Richards just adopted a little girl! What a happy little troop she has now. She already has two daughters, Sam and Lola, but with the edition of tiny Eloise Joni Richards it’s a complete trio. Denise (who looks awesome at 40), named the baby after her late mother, who passed away in 2007 from cancer. Her rep revealed, “Eloise Joni Richards is named after Denise’s mom (Joni), and Denise and her daughters Sam and Lola chose the name Eloise. Denise and Eloise’s big sisters couldn’t be happier and feel incredibly blessed.” Congratulations for this new addition to the family!

[Photo: WENN]

June 30, 2011

PU scandal: Inquiry committee finds Prof Baloch guilty, again

Home Secretary’s inquiry committee also finds Professor Baloch guilty of sexual harassment. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: An inquiry committee has found a suspended Punjab University (PU) professor guilty of sexual harassment.

The inquiry commission formed by the Home Secretary found that professor Iftikhar Baloch had sexually harassed a student and an administrator.

Professor Iftikhar Baloch, the principal of PU’s College of Earth and Environment Sciences was suspended by the Vice Chancellor on charges of sexual harassment.

The Punjab University had dismissed the professor in April after a four-member inquiry commission found him guilty of sexually harassing a PhD student and an administrator.

This however did not sit well with the Governor who pressured the chancellor of Punjab University and issued an ultimatum to the Vice Chancellor to restore the post of the professor. However, since the Governor can no longer ‘advise’ the Vice Chancellor after the 18th amendment, a second inquiry commission was formed by the Home Department of Punjab.

However, professor Baloch has denied the allegations.

June 30, 2011

cloud from Chilean volcano Volcano ash disrupts air travel

Chile's Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano is once again causing air travel disruption. Chile’s Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano is once again causing air travel disruption. Ash cloud from Chilean volcano is affecting parts of Pacific regionTwo airlines cancel some flights between Australia and New ZealandThe June 4 eruption has already impacted air travel

(CNN) — An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is disrupting air travel in Australia and New Zealand once again, airlines said Wednesday.

“Volcanic ash from the eruption of the Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile continues to cause flight disruptions to the Qantas network,” the airline said in a statement.

“At Qantas safety is our first priority and a number of flights have been canceled or rerouted to avoid the volcanic ash cloud.”

Qantas and Jetstar suspended Wednesday flights to and from Queenstown, Christchurch and Wellington.

Qantas flights between Sydney and Buenos Aires are delayed.

The June 4 eruption of the volcano in the Chilean Andes mountains sent plumes of smoke more than six miles into the air.

The ash cloud forced the shutdown of flights in and out of several Australian cities last week.

Chile is on the so-called “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines circling the Pacific Basic that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.