Posts tagged ‘video’

July 11, 2011

Beyonce Drops Video for ‘Best Thing I Never Had’

Beyonce just released the new music video to her hit song, “Best Thing I Never Had,” and prepare yourselves to see her rocking a little lingerie number throughout the first half. She wears an absolutely gorgeous white gown with gold embroidery on the bodice afterwards, which is meant to be a sexy wedding dress.




The song reminds us of Beyonce’s other man-bashing track, “Irreplaceable.” Although, with a range as strong and powerful as hers, we don’t mind hearing this similar message a few times over as long as we can continue to hear her talented voice come alive in her music.


We love the “This is what you could have had” attitude that she carries throughout this video. Is it as empowering as you hoped it would be?


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July 11, 2011

3Mix Drops Video for ‘Nach Le’ Featuring Navin Kundra

After giving us a brief teaser of the song, ‘Nache Le’ almost one year ago, 3Mix has now released the official music video. We’re slightly taken aback at the thought that it took a whole year to produce this video, but in taking a closer look at its elements, it is very well put together with great effects and an awesome dance vibe all throughout the four-minute club mix.



What do you think of this video? Is it too much for your eyes to handle? Let us know!


July 7, 2011

Facebook adds in Skype video chat

 Mark Zuckerberg: “This type of thing is only possible because of the social infrastructure that already exists”

Facebook has announced a partnership with Skype to add video chat to the social networking site.


The move is likely to be seen as a shot across the bow of Google, which recently launched a Facebook rival, Google+, also featuring video calling.


This is not the first time Facebook and Skype have teamed up – they already share some instant messaging tools.


Skype is in the process of being bought by Microsoft, which is a major shareholder in Facebook.


The new video-call service was launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also revealed that the site now had more than 750 million users.


However, he said that the total number of active users was no longer a useful measure of the site’s success.


Instead, the amount of sharing – of photographs, videos and web links – was a better indication of how people engaged with the site, explained Mr Zuckerberg.

One to one

At launch, Facebook’s video chat service will only be able to connect two users face-to-face, whereas Google’s system allows group video calls, known as Hangouts.

Continue reading the main story Maggie Shiels Technology reporter, Silicon Valley

Coming hard on the heels of Google+, Facebook’s Skype offering is likely to be compared to its rival’s Hangout feature. That product allows up to ten people to chat at any one time, while the Facebook/Skype video chat feature facilitates just one-on-one video chatting.


Skype did hint that there will be added features in future, but Google has stolen the lion’s share of the headlines and Facebook will not enjoy being seen as following in its footsteps.


At the launch in California, Mark Zuckerberg was reluctant to get involved in a tit for tat comparison but he did say that he saw such products as part of the narrative that in future companies which have not traditionally looked at social networking will be layering it on top of all their products.

Mr Zuckerberg said that it was likely that other “premium” Skype functions would be added in future.


He also appeared to offer a back-handed compliment to Google+, saying that its creation was a vindication of Facebook’s vision for the social web.


Industry analysts welcomed the announcement.


“Advertisers love anything that keeps users on Facebook for longer and that is something Facebook has been brilliant at – keeping people engaged with the platform for increasingly longer periods of time,” Susan Etlinger of the Altimeter Group told BBC News.


“It stands to reason that the longer you are on Facebook, the happier advertisers will be.”


In California, Skype chief executive Tony Bates welcomed the partnership, calling it a “long-term relationship” that could benefit both companies.


At one point he had to correct Mr Zuckerberg on the subject of Skype’s ownership, reminding him that the Microsoft deal was not yet complete and still had to be cleared by regulators.


The tie-in was announced a week after Google announced its own social networking service, Google+.


“The two companies built these products separately and independently over a number of months but they will be compared directly,” said Ben Parr, editor-at-large of social media blog Mashable.com.


“They are going to be in more heated competition in the next year or so and you are going to hear a lot about who is going to win the social networking war – how does Google catch up, how does Facebook respond. This story isn’t going away.”

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July 5, 2011

Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn Remembered in Video Tribute

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July 2, 2011

James Franco New Music Video Is Exceedingly James Franco

 

Floating wigs, lightening and a beat that could have been stolen from Prince‘s recording studio in 1993 via time machine: yup, sounds about right for James Franco’s music video for “Rising.” A track on Franco’s upcoming album Turn It Up with drag performance artist Kalup Linzy, “Rising” seems to declare to the world, “I know that I can overcome all of life’s obstacles… specifically this giant tuxedo-wearing Ghost Franco that follows me around everywhere I go.” The video’s end credits indicate that Franco supplied “additional footage,” which make sense seeing as how he doesn’t actually seem to be audibly singing. Overall we feel like the whole video is just an exercise in creepy smiles and rhyming “me” with “me.” That being said, if someone is interested in making a dubstep remix? We might have a summer jam in the palm of over grinning, bow-tie wearing hands.

July 2, 2011

Jackass Pays Tribute With Ryan Dunn Memorial Video

 

Don’t watch this video if you’ve just been antiqued; the flour on your face will form a kind of impenetrable glue when it mixes with your tears. The men of Dickhouse Productions aired their Ryan Dunn tribute video Wednesday night at a memorial service at Paramount Pictures in L.A. The memorial came less than two weeks after Ryan Dunn’s death in a car accident, which also took the life of friend Zachary Hartwell. Obviously made with love and an attention to humiliation, the video celebrates every face plant, motorbike jump and dive into a sewage treatment facility that made Dunn a star on Jackass and, later, Viva La Bam. Other clips like those from the Jackass Black Swan parody and Jackass 3D round out the memorial to a man with a passion for stunts, a close circle of friends and an incredibly high tolerate for wiener-related pain. He will be missed.

July 1, 2011

The Plot Thickens: Video Shows That Parking Attendants May Have Killed High School Grad In Self Defense

My how the tables have turned.

What the father should have done, what anybody should do when they suspect somebody has stolen from them, is call 911. The responding cops would almost certainly have done what they could to solve the mystery of the missing graduation present, whatever the father’s past with the law.

Instead, the father hit one attendant with the shovel, injuring his arm. Both attendants ran to the shed and locked the door.

At this point, the son responded as if the father were a quarterback calling a play. The son is said to have forced his way through the hut’s door with the same speed and power that might have taken him to the NFL.

The son may have been following his father’s example or he may have imagined he was defending Dad. Police say he began to pummel the attendants.

One of them stabbed the son with a shiv fashioned from sharpened steel and duct tape. The son died in his graduation suit.

After viewing the video and questioning all involved, police seemed ready to believe the attendants acted in self defense. The father was charged with assault.

Moral of the story, don’t be a hero, don’t be a gangsta, call the police and let them do their job.

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July 1, 2011

Shia LaBeouf Teams Up With Marilyn Manson For Video

 

If you had asked us how one would follow-up a massive summer blockbuster hit, a Shia LaBeouf Marilyn Manson mash-up would not have been our first answer. Forget about the prosthetic breasts; when’s the last time Manson had a hit song? 1998? While on Live with Regis and Kelly, the Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon star describes visiting the kimono-wearing goth rocker to discuss “the visuals for his album.” As Shia explained to an incredibly excited Kelly Ripa, “In real life, too, he’s a real sweet guy. He’s an eccentric human being.” According his anecdote, Manson apparently lives in a lightless movie theater above a liquor store in West Hollywood. Yup, sounds about right.


LaBeouf also expanded his creative horizons by shooting Kid Cudi’s “Marijuana” video in Amsterdam during the Cannabis Cup, where a pink kimono wouldn’t seem nearly so ominous. While Shia didn’t get into the details about the music video he’s been working on for Manson, he will say the footage will likely “involve things I can’t even really say out loud, since this is morning television.” Are you sure you’re ready to say goodbye to that A-list money so soon, Shia? You’re going to need it to buy antique medical equipment. And light bulbs.

June 30, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE FOR 16th APRIL 2010

Minister for Culture, Sindh, to Inaugurate “6th IAPEX 2010, Int’l Building Material Exhibition & Conference, Today at Karachi Expo Centre

Karachi, April 16, 2010: Sassui Palejo, Minister for Culture, Government of Sindh, to inaugurate “6th IAPEX 2010, International Building Material Exhibition & Conference, Today at Karachi Expo Centre. The 3-day Event is organized by Institute of Architects Pakistan IAP, (Karachi Chapter), and the Event Manager is Ecommerce Gateway.

IAPEX 2010, International Building Material Exhibition is once again all set to showcase both traditional and contemporary building materials & finishes, hardware, building, home décor, furniture, fixtures/fittings, garden tools & implements and many other building and home related products manufactured in Pakistan and the Asian region. For the last five years IAPEX has been an esteemed platform to highlight not only the leaders in the Pakistani Building Products Industry but also introducing a large number of selected manufacturers and manufacturers’ representatives from all parts of the region.

Running concurrently with the Exhibition at the venue will be the IAP Forum on RAJ ARCHITECTURE or British Colonial Architecture of the subcontinent and its relevant examples from the region with special emphasis on Karachi. The topic being relevant to the happenings of the past decades in the subcontinent where most of the heritage has been lost, dismantled or tarnished due to individual greed as also the wrong policies of the authorities Recent example being the arson on M.A.Jinah Road where in a very short span of time the city of Karachi was devoid of its hundreds of years of history. The chapter with other stakeholders is busy salvaging and restoring the leftovers of the aftermath. The Event comprises of 4 sessions of conferences during the 3 days, in which the renowned names like, Ar. Yasmeen Lari, Ar. Habib Fida Ali, Ar. Sajjad Kausar, Ar. Tariq Alexander Qaiser, Ar. Anila Naeem, Ar. Moyena Niazi, Ar. Ashley De Vos from Sri Lanka and Professor Abu Sayeed M.Ahmed from Bangladesh will grace the audience by their views and presentations on the topic.

The Main Sponsor of the Event is Shabbir Tiles, the sponsors are Envicrete and Nippon Paints and the co-sponsors are Amreli Steel, DFB Gypsum Industries, Grohe, Magna Crete and Pioneer Cables.

Ar. Sikandar Hayat Khan

Convenor IAPEX 2010

For Coordination at Expo Centre: Mr. Wasi-ul-Haq (Cell: 0345-240 2584, 0333-371 3974)

Mr. M. Omair Ashraf (Cell: 0333-389 7119)

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June 30, 2011

Textile Asia 2010

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PRESS RELEASE

Federal Advisor on Textile Inaugurated 7th Textile Asia 2010, Today, amid enormous fervor and enthusiasm at Karachi Expo Center

Karachi, April 10, 2010: Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Federal Advisor on Textile, Ministry of Textile Industry inaugurated 7th Textile Asia 2010, the Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Show. H.E. Mr. Rida El Farsi, Ambassador of Morocco, Mr. Ishtiaq Baig, Honorary Consul General of Morocco, Mr. V.S. Sidhat Kumar, Consul General of Srilanka, Mr. Abdul Ahad Khaliqyar, Consul General of Afghanistan with foreign delegates were also present at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The 3-day Event is organized by Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan.

Textile Asia 2010, the Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Show is the only UFI (Paris) Approved Event of the industry in South Asia, which provides enormous opportunities of learning, information sharing, mutual cooperation and combined projects to all the stakeholders in the most opportune sector of Textile in Asia.

Textile and Garment are two of Pakistan’s principal industries contributing more than 67% to total export earnings, accounting for around 46% of total manufacturing and employing over 38% of the manufacturing labor force. Over USD 3.5 billion of textile and garment machinery has been imported in Pakistan in the last few years that has significantly improved the quality and productivity of Pakistan textile products in the last few years and the Government of Pakistan is targeting over USD 10 billion of exports of textiles and garments made-ups in the successive years.

The International Textile Asia 2010 International Garment & machinery Exhibition is one of the most promising and enduring Events to be held for the 7th successive year and is proud to be the official event of the Federal Ministry of Textile Industry. The event is being organized at the most opportune time when the government is looking forward to modernize and upgrade the textile sector of the country for better quality products and enhanced productivity. The exhibition aims to focus on the immense buying selling potential of textile & garment machinery, accessories, raw material supplies, chemicals and allied services under one roof.

7th Textile Asia 2010, the Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Show is being organized with the support of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Ministry of Textile Industry, Board of Investment (BOI), Government of Sindh, City District Government Karachi (CDGK), China Texmatech Co., China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), Textile Machinery Manufacture and Accessories Association (TEMSAD), Tuyap Fairs & Exhibitions Organization Inc. Turkey, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), Pakistan Cotton Fashion Apparel Manf. & Exp. Association (PCFA), All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTMA), Pakistan Knitwear & Sweater Exporters Association (PAKSEA), Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacture & Exporters Association (PRGMEA), Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturing Association, Pakistan Bedwear Exporters Association, Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association, Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan, Pakistan Commercial Exporters of Towels Association, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Pakistan Textile Journal, Jamal’s Yellow Pages and all the related government departments/bodies.

Textile Asia will display revolutionary technologies of more than 349 international brands from 37 countries, besides more than 40,000 trade/corporate visitors and more than 212 foreign delegates are attending the event.

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Speech of the Chief Guest Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig,

Federal Advisor on Textile, Ministry of Textile Industry,

Government of Pakistan at Inauguration Ceremony of

7th Textile Asia 2010 Int’l Exhibition

at Karachi Expo Centre

President Ecommerce Gateway, Dr. Khursheed Nizam, Executive Director Ecommerce Gateway, Mr. Sohail Aziz, Foreign Delegates distinguished guests, My Media Friends, ladies & gentlemen

Assalam-o-Alaikum

Its my privilege to be present at the Inauguration Ceremony of 7th Textile Asia 2010 Int’l Exhibition, the annual Textile and Garment Machinery Show of Textile Industry of Pakistan.

I am delighted to learn that more than 212 foreign delegates are attending Textile Asia this year. I welcome the foreign delegates and encourage them to capitalize from the immense unexplored business opportunities Pakistan offers. 349 international brands from 37 countries are being demonstrated at Textile Asia.

Textile Asia is a landmark event that is in line with the thrust of the government’s agenda to promote investment in the Textile sector of Pakistan. This event fully reflects the investment potential Pakistan offers for modernization of the textile sector and the scale of international participation reflects their confidence in the potential for business and trade in Pakistan; in the present leadership and the future of Pakistan.

This is mainly due to the laxity towards the promotion of value added sector. Pakistan should learn a lesson from Bangladesh, which, by importing yarn and fabrics from Pakistan and other countries, has increased the export volume of Textiles made ups. The new five year Textile Policy (2009-2014) focus to promote Value added sector in Textiles.

Distinguished Guests and delegates;

Pakistan is transforming itself from being a stagnant economy to fast-paced emergent economy as a result of the structural reforms introduced by the present government in the areas of investment, business and trade in

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addition to covering social, political, judiciary and security. The present government’s policies of regularization, privatization and liberalization have given a boost to the industrial and commercial activities in all sectors alike. The results of such initiatives are visible in the form of these successful international exhibitions organized by Ecommerce Gateway.

The geographical location of Pakistan warrants unique proposition to make investments here. As Pakistan lies at crossroads to South Asia, Gulf and Central Asia, it gives direct market access to more than half a population of the world that lives here.

Investors enjoy full legal protection for their investment; have 100 per cent equity with no bar on transfer of dividends which is a proof that Pakistan has one of the most congenial business environments in the region. It is noteworthy that 500 to 600 foreign firms are operating in Pakistan.

Distinguished Guests and delegates;

Now, I would like to draw your attention to what opportunities await for you in the textile sector of Pakistan and will present a brief of the initiatives taken by the present government to facilitate investment in this important sector of Pakistan.

I would like to clarify that no Pakistani Industries are shifting to Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi currency is now stronger compared to the currencies of many countries in the region and their textile & apparel exporters are losing competitiveness due to the strong taka against the dollar. Furthermore they are also facing shortage of natural gas for the industries. Recently they have cut gas supply to their Fertilizer Industries.

LITTLE ABOUT OUR TEXTILE INDUSTRY

The present Global Scenario of Textile Industry with particular reference to the position of Pakistan in the International Textile Market is given here for the interest of our readers. The demand for textiles in the world is around $18 trillion, which is likely to be increased by 6.5%. China is the leading Textile exporter of the world’s total exports of US$ 400 billion. Country wise major market shares of the textile exporting countries are: China: $ 55 billion, Hong Kong:$ 38 billion, Korea: $ 35 billion, Taiwan:$ 16 billion, Indonesia and Pakistan:$ 9 billion.

Though Pakistan has emerged as one of the major cotton textile product suppliers in the world market with a share of world yarn trade of about 30% and cotton fabric about 8%, having total export of $ 7.4 billion which accounts for only 1.2% of the over all share. Out of this Cotton fabric is 0.02%, Made-ups is 0.18% and Garments is 0.15%.

To facilitate business and trade, Pakistan is aggressively taking up with EU and USA to give duty free market access to Pakistani textile products and Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan is going to Brussels this month for an important meeting with EU in this regard. Pakistan has also raised this issue of market access with US in the recent Pak-US Strategic Dialogues. Moreover, Pakistan is also strengthening economic co-operation with regional countries and have already signed FTA with China and Sri Lanka.

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Textile sector is the backbone of our economy having 55% of our total exports and 38% job creation in the manufacturing sector and holds great importance as it significantly contributes to our exports and foreign exchange earnings. Keeping the said opportunities in view, modernization and up gradation of Textile sector is important to improve the quality of value added products Pakistan exports and to make the country better equipped for competing in the world. In addition, it would also help create jobs; alleviate poverty and assist the present government fight terrorism and extremism.

OUR STRENGHTS ARE:

  • 4th largest producer of Cotton Yarn and Cloth in the World after China which is No. 1.
  • We have signed MOU with Monsanto for BT cotton to improve the yield per acre which is now low and at 13th position in the world.Ranks 2nd in export of yarn and 3rd in export of cloth.
  • We have large spinning capacity – with major part of European, Japanese & Chinese Machinery.
  • Ample availability of cheap labour.
  • Good markets for products.
  • Large domestic market.

WHEREAS WEAKNESSES ARE:

  • Low productivity resulting in high labour costs.
  • Limited skills development facilities.
  • Low value addition
  • Small product and market base
  • Little Research and Development

GOVT. INITIATIVES:

  • Textile City in Karachi
  • Garment Cities in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad.
  • Industrial Park in Karachi
  • Dedicated Economic Zones

The present government has identified textile as a key priority area and is making all possible efforts to set the right policies and incentives that encourages private sector investment in value addition and expansion in a bid to gain wider access to the international markets. We have fixed an ambitious target of US $ 25 Billion till 2014 in the new five year Textile Policy with 2 times value addition target.

Pakistan has also embarked on a wide-ranging initiative to increase its attractiveness to foreign investors in the textile sector. The new Textile Policy 2009-2014 announced by the government of Pakistan allows various incentives including concessional financing (LTF) to encourage capital investment in value added textile sector. The government of Pakistan has also withdrawn custom duty on import of plant and machinery by the manufacturing industries and working hard to get duty free market access for our textile products for EU and US markets. Our Textile Industry has invested US $ 6 Billion under BMR during 1999 to 2003.

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Distinguished guests and delegates;

I would like to invite the participants in joint ventures to take advantage of investment friendly environment in Pakistan and exploit the untapped potential textile sector offers as we gear up for increasing our share of value added textile products in the world market.

I assure you that the government of Pakistan will leave no stone unturned to provide an environment that guarantees security of investment made in Pakistan.

In the end, I would like to appreciate the efforts of Dr. Khursheed Nizam & the team of Ecommerce Gateway for organizing this wonderful event. Organization of such exhibitions not only plays an important role in furthering present government’s agenda to attract foreign investment and promote business but also highlights the corrective image of Pakistan as a safe and secure place for business.

I wish Textile Asia 2010 a great success and Foreign Delegates a pleasant stay in Pakistan.

Thank you.

Pakistan – Paindabad.

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