April 20th, 2012

2,000 pound Great White Shark Is Caught In Mexico

2,000 pound Great White Shark Is Caught In Mexico

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 11:45am

Two commercial fishermen have caught a great white shark 20 feet in length and 2,000 pounds in weight.

Now that’s a big fish. But don’t get too impressed, the shark was hauled in dead when it was pulled to the surface.

Grindtv.com reports: The rare catch of such a large white shark — at 20 feet it’d be among the longest ever recorded — was made in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who…

Starbucks to Stop using Crushed BUGS in Products

Starbucks to Stop using Crushed BUGS in Products

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 11:34am

Starbucks Corp. announced to reformulating its products after an online campaign asked for the insect extract ingredient in its foods and drinks to be removed.

The company admitted on Thursday of its error and promised to replace it with a tomato-based extract instead.

By the end of June, the cochineal insect colorant derived from a tropical bug particularly found in Mexico and South America, which is used in frappuccinos and pastries will be replaced with a tomato extract called lycopene.

A post from Bloomberg suggests that vegan groups and public relations gurus criticized the Seattle-based company of using a dye from insects. It was in January when the world’s largest coffee…

Intel Powered Smartphone XOLO X900

Intel Powered Smartphone XOLO X900

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 11:04am

The first Smartphone Company, made ​​in partnership with Indian manufacturer Lava is called Xolo.

Considered the best in the business of electronic chips, Intel decided to enter the mobile manufacturing the hand of the Indian company Lava. In February this year, under the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, ​​both companies had reported their alliance.

The Xolo X900, will go on sale on 23 April priced at about 22,000 rupees (£265).

The Xolo X900 has a powerful Intel Atom Z2460, 1.6 GHz it also has camera 8 megapixels to capture up to 10 images per second consecutive 4-inch touch screen.

The operating system used is Android Gingerbread, which aroused some resistance by not…

2012 Ivor Novello Nominations

2012 Ivor Novello Nominations

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 10:43am

BASCA – The British Academy of Songwriter, Composers, and Authors presents the annual Ivor Novello Awards for excellence in composing and songwriting.

The year BASCA is celebrating 57 years of songwriting when they present the Ivor Novellos from Grosvenor House in London on May 17.

 

Nominations for the 2012 Ivor Novellos award songs written in 2011. The nominees are…

Best Song Muscially and Lyrically:

”Rolling in the Deep” written by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth – performed by Adele

”Shake it Out” written by Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon, and Florence Welch – performed by Florence + the Machine

”The A…

Wildrose Party still Leads in Alberta Provincial Election – Canada

Wildrose Party still Leads in Alberta Provincial Election – Canada

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 9:32am

The right wing Wildrose party is challenging the right wing Progressive Conservative Party in the Alberta election. The Progressive Conservatives have ruled Alberta for four decades!

The parties are both run by women leaders, Danielle Smith for the Wildrose and Alison Redford for the Progressive Conservatives.

A poll taken on April 16th by Leger gives the following percentages for the main parties.

Liberals…

Facebook Plans IPO on May 17

Facebook Plans IPO on May 17

Posted on 20 Apr 2012 at 9:02am

The social networking company Facebook is poised to go public on May 17 after filing its initial public offering (IPO) documents at the start of February 2012.

According to TechCrunch,

The company hopes that the much awaited initial public offering will raise about USD 10 B and value the company at more than USD 100 B, according to people familiar with the matter.

A Facebook offering of USD 10 B would be the largest IPO by any technology or Internet company.

The 8-year-old Internet juggernaut…