Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Breaking News!! - - Shawwal Moon Has been Sighted, Tomorrow will be Eid ul-Fitr

KARACHI, Pakistan (August 30) - Shawwal moon has been sighted in Karachi; therefore, Eid-ul-Fitr 2011 (1432 AH) will be celebrated tomorrow (Wednesday/August 31), private news channels reported.



Moon Sighted, tomorrow will be Eid -al-Fitr 2011

Chairman of the Central Moon Sighting Committee (Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee), Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has already announced officially in the press conference.

He said, “Moon for the month of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram has been sigted and tomorrow will be Eid.”

He further told that although most parts of the country were partly cloudy but sufficient evidences of moon sighting have been reported to the moon sighting committee from different cities of Pakistan, including Ziarat, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad and Vehari.

Details will follow very soon .... keep intact.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan and subcontinent will be celebrated on Wednesday (August 31)

If not impossible then it is very rare that majority of the Muslims across the globe celebrating Eid ul-Fitr on the same day and this rarity is just about to happen this year.



Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan and subcontinent will be celebrated on Wednesday (August 31)

Reportedly, astronomical data hints that there is a possibility for sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1432 AH in Pakistan on the evening of August 30, stated Pakistan Meteorological Office. 

On the other hand; the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) is expecting that Eid-ul-Fitr this year will be celebrated in most of the Muslim countries on August 31 (Wednesday), a UAE-based newspaper reported. Although ICOP excluded few Muslim countries from this assumption based on the starting of Ramadan in these countries on August 1, including some countries in the Middle East, north and central Asia and northern Africa; but even then most of the Muslims will be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr on the same day, Wednesday (August 31).  

The basis of this conclusion is mentioned as the relatively shorter period of sighting the moon in most of the Muslim countries on August 29. 

According to Pakistan Met office the weather will be clear in most parts of the country on Tuesday (August 30) evening with only partially cloudy southern parts; therefore, the moon can be sighted on Tuesday (August 30) resulting in Eid ul-Fitr falling on Wednesday (August 31). 

This news is extracted from the article .... given below:




Eid-ul-Fitr 2011 (Eid al-Fitr 1432 AH) - - Will it be on same day as in Saudi Arabia..??

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Helicopter Crash in Quebec (Canada) Killed Four Belonged to Same Family

MONTREAL, Canada – A helicopter crash killed at least four people, all belonged to same family, late Saturday near Thetford Mines.



At Least Foour Killed in Helicopter Crash Near Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada

According to details; an emergency call was received by rescue team at about 11 p.m. but due to vague information it took almost one and half hour for the rescue team to reach the crashed helicopter in a wooded area along Craig Rd., in St. Ferdinand.

Two of the four on board were killed at the accident spot while other two were taken to hospital in very serious conditions where they couldn’t be survived despite the utmost efforts of doctors.

The four killed are recognized as Yvon Beaudoin, 65, of St. Nicolet; his partner, Marie-Paule Fr├ęchette; his son, Eric Beaudoin, 43; and his granddaughter, Melizandre Beaudoin, 8. 

The initial reports suggest that the helicopter was owned by Yvon Beaudoin; but it is still a mystery that who was piloting the chopper at the time of crash and what made it crash.

Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board also arrived at crash site looking to establish the cause of the accident.



Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal - The Gunners Were Shot Down by Manchester United



Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (August 28, 2011)
The Gunners were shot down by Manchester United with a humiliating score line of 8-2. The day proved to be a relegation day for Arsenal as Red Devils exploited every bit of the weakness exposed by the opposition.

For Manchester United their striker Wayne Rooney hit the sixth hat-trick of his career with Man United; that made it 152 goals for him at United to climb to ninth in their all-time list and became the highest scorer for United in Premier League with total of 107, including latest three.

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WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes Covered with Foam and Sewage during Live Reporting on Hurricane Irene (VIDEO)

OCEAN CITY, Maryland - A local TV reporter apparently covered with ocean foam in Ocean City, MD, while he was covering live reports on Hurricane Irene. Reportedly, WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was on the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland, the water began to forcefully spray over the sea wall.



WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes Covered with Foam and Sewage during Live Reporting on Hurricane Irene
Not only water, but a foam-like stuff covered Barnes and boardwalk nearby. The area was under mandatory evacuation and it is still a mystery that why Barnes put his life in danger.  

He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That "organic material" was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm.

"It doesn't taste great," he said.

He said it had a sandy consistency and added, "I can tell you first-hand, it doesn't smell great."

The foam is often a toxic mix of pollution and cyanobacteria.





Hurricane Irene Reaches NY after Cruising North Carolina, Virginia and Florida -- Tornado Warning Issued (Video Updates)



NEW YORK, Aug 28 – Hurricane Irene, after causing panic and destruction in North Carolina, smacked New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday (August 28), closing down the financial capital of United states and the most populous city, stopping mass transit and triggering huge power blackouts as it stirred slowly northward along the eastern seaboard.



Hurricane Irene Reaches NY after Cruising North Carolina, Virginia and Florida

The thunder of the subway system was quiet for the first time in years, the city all but shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s.

Tornado warnings have been issued in the New York City and southern New England regions as Hurricane Irene moves up the east coast of the US leaving a path of rubble and demolition that has claimed at least nine lives so far in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. 

No less than 2.5 million homes and businesses are under power blackouts while thousands have been evacuated from their homes and an estimated 9,600 residents in NYC are presently in evacuation shelters as Irene moves north at maximum sustained winds reaching 80 mph.

Irene weakened after landfall over the North Carolina coast Saturday, but it was still a colossal storm with sustained winds of up to 80 mph as it approached Manhattan




Photo/Picture Gallery: Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina

As the Hurricane Irene reaches New York today morning; it left behind destruction, devastation and panic in North Carolina. 



Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.
Reportedly, five people were killed due to destructive winds accompanied Hurricane Irene,  stranded coastal families in waist-high water, and left more than 500,000 homes without power - a staining that will take quite a few days, if not weeks, to recover.

Fortunately, Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it stuck off North Carolina. It was reported as Category 3 storm earlier that roared through the Bahamas with 115-mph winds. Still, Irene remained a force that roiled the ocean, sounds and coastal rivers.

See the picture gallery below showing the destruction, panic and devastation caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina. 


Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.

Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.

Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.

Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.

Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.



Destruction and Panic caused by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

People! Get Ready for Candlelight Eid - IPPs Warned Government to Cut-off Electricity Supply during Eid Days



As Pakistanis; we’re heading towards the dark ages and will be edged to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the two biggest celebrations of Muslims across the globe, without basic necessity of power/electricity. We all are grateful to the PPP-led set up of government of Pakistan.



People of Pakistan to Suffer Curse of Load-shedding during Eid Days
Reportedly, IPPs (Independent Power Producers) have given their ultimatum to disconnect the power supply during Eid days if their overdue payments will not be released by federal government before Eid.

 Hurrah! Eid in a Dark – another gift by Zardari and company to Pakistan people after corruption, lawlessness, terrorism, inflation and unemployment.  

In this hot summer; people of Pakistan have suffered from loadshedding and power outages throughout the holy month of Ramadan and observed their religious rituals with enormous hardships and compromises. Before this holy month ends the news of electricity cut-off during Eid days has fallen on the heads of common man like a shell.

According to details; nine power companies have sent notices to the government demanding an immediate settlement of dues unpaid for quite along time. Logically, it is absolutely right and one needs no special knowledge to understand  that it is becoming almost impossible for them to run their plants because of the financial issues arises due to non-payment of their dues for the past so many.



The question arises here that if people have been paying their bills and dues in time to power distribution companies running under federally administered WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) and Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO); then why the IPPs have not been paid for such a long time..??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First responders of September 11 disaster will not be part of 10th anniversary memorial ceremony

First Responders Overlooked for tenth 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero


First responders of September 11 disaster will not be art of 10th anniversary memorial ceremony

A message is circulating on Facebook and other social networks to protest the double standards of the organizers of 10th anniversary of 9/11 memorial ceremony for not inviting those who were among the first responders to the 9/11 disaster 10 years back.

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Beware! It's a Cyber World

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hengtai Coal Mine Flooded in Northeast China - Updates: 26 miners still trapped underground as rescue operation underway

HARBIN, China (August 24) – Hengtai Coal Miner Trapped Updates

According to latest news; rescue teams are still unable to reach the 26 miners trapped underneath in an illegal coal mine after it flooded on Tuesday.



China Coal Mine Accident (August 23) - 26 miners still trapped underground as rescue operation underway


Reportedly, 45 miners were at work in the coal mine belonged to Hengtai Coal Mining Co., Ltd. Heilongjiang Province, northeast China when water flooded into the pit giving very limited time to workers for escape. Only 19 miners managed to get away in time while rest of 26 get trapped in the pit.  

Further details show that the flooded mine was part of a smaller mine that was being operated unlawfully, as it was supposed to stop production and be included into a larger mine before resuming operations, a spokesman with the provincial work safety administration said.

Moreover, the administration has advised local authorities to confirm the number of miners currently trapped in the coal mine. The administration vows to carry out a joint enquiry with the State Administration of Work Safety to find the cause of the mishap and penalize any individuals or companies who would be found to have despoiled laws and regulations in relation to the accident.

Political Humor Following Virginia Earthquake - - Best 5 Political Jokes Tweeted after Quake

Twitter flooded with political jokes following the 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Virginia east coast USA.



Buildings Evacuated after 5.9-magnitude Earthquake Hit Virginia Early Afternoon
Here' a quick look of the best five Virginia Earthquake Political Jokes, so far.


"Krugman says it wasn't big enough."


"There was just a 6.0 earthquake in DC. Obama wanted it to be 3.4, but the Republicans wanted 6.0, so he compromised."

@murphymike, GOP political consultant:

“Bachmann out first with statement: as President she’ll lower quakes to 2.9...”

@steveweinstein Steve Weinstein:

Shorter Romney: earthquakes are people, my friends."

We said five, but as a bonus, here's our favorite non-political quake joke:

@riptor riptor

"my etch-a-sketch gallery! It's RUINED!"

if you have seen/read any good quake jokes tweeted, post them in the comments section.

VIDEO: NASA Astronaut Captured Stunning View of Hurricane Irene From International Space Station

Hurricane Irene is currently a Category 2 type storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, with wind speeds of about 100 mph (160 kph); but it is likely to transform a major hurricane today (Aug. 23) or tomorrow.



Hurricane Irene likely to transform into a major hurricane today (Aug. 23) or tomorrow


As Hurricane Irene, the first hurricane to form during the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1, closes the US, an American astronaut has captured a striking view of the powerful storm from space.

Ron Garan, a NASA astronaut based at International Space Station (ISS), snapped the hurricane Monday (Aug. 22) while gawking down on Earth.

watch video below:




RAF Awacs, US Rivet, British Sentinel and ISTAR - Options Being Used to Trace Muammar Gaddafi

TRIPOLI, Libya (August 23) – The hunt is already on to track defiant Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi as he is still untraced even after more than 48 hours of rebel forces presence in Libyan capital Tripoli. 



People celebrate the recent news of uprising in Tripoli against Muammar Gaddafi's regime at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya

On the other hand the dramatic appearance of Saif ul-Islam trashed all the reports of capturing Gaddafi sons by NTC. 

There are some rumours that Col. Gaddafi might be fled to Angola or Zimbabwe, which are both his close regional allies; but most of the close sources still believe that he is holed somewhere in Libya, most probably in his remote stronghold of Sirte in southern part of the country.

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the leader of the rebel movement, confessed that he too did not know if Muammar Gaddafi was hidden inside Bab al-Aziziya compound or had fled away outside the country.

United States, NATO and other western allies are using every single option to trace the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi. Following are the main options being used to track Gaddafi if he is inside Libya, had fled away already or planning to escape: 

·        Royal Air Force Awacs airborne radar are supposed to be monitoring all civilian aircraft leaving Tripoli and elsewhere in case Gaddafi tries to escape by air, The Telegraph reported.

·        The United States has also arranged Rivet Joint spy aircraft which will be checking all communications by mobile or satellite phone.

But it is strictly believed by intelligence sources that Gaddafi has been 'extremely clever' and will never try to use any communication device which can be traced and ultimately identify his location.

·        Thirdly, British Sentinel reconnaissance aircraft will use their sophisticated Astor radar to track vehicle convoys heading into the desert.

·        An finally; in a meeting of the National Security Council, chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron, ministers asked the military to 'utilise all ISTAR (Intelligence Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) assets' to find Gaddafi.

Kent Mystery Man Woke Up at Deal Beach Suffering From Amnesia Searching for His own Identity

KENT (August 23) - The world is full of mysteries and weird incidents and every now and then we hear something very strange and outlandish. 



Kent Mystery Man Suffering From Amnesia Searching for His own Identity


What would be your feeling if you suddenly woke up and found yourself on a beach without remembering your name and whereabouts..?? It sounds really bizarre but it happened to mystery man in Kent, England. 

The mystery man, as I would call him, speaks with an English accent and looks in his late 50s or early 60s entered at Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, with problems of head aches and amnesia. 

Apparently and as he claims; he doesn’t have any idea about his own identity, anything about his family or any other personal details which can help trace his whereabouts.  

The mystery man told police that he woke up on the beach at Deal on August 17 and reached the hospital after asking about the direction from other people. According to police sources; he neither has any apparent injuries nor he looks like slept rough for any length of time.

Police have gone through missing persons’ case files but unable to trace any matching with the mystery man.

The man has a good healthy physique and was wearing black Wrangler jeans, a white T-shirt and patterned sweatshirt when he reached at hospital.

Monday, August 22, 2011

VIDEO: Bryan Jensen Died in Plane Crash at Kansas City Air Show - - Scholarship to be Established to Honour Stunt Pilot

To honour the memory of stunt pilot Bryan Jensen, who died in plane crash at Kansas City Air Show, reportedly a scholarship will be created, Air show officials announced Monday. The details of the scholarship will be public later on; but it will be created throughout the Mid-American Youth Aviation Association.



Bryan Jensen - Pilot of the 'Beast'. Killed on Saturday in plane crash while performing his stunts at Kansas City Air Show

Bryan Jensen, 53, was a Minnesota native who grew up in Iowa and went on to fly commercial jetliners.

Jensen was currently based at Ponte Vedra, Fla., and was performing his stunts Saturday afternoon when his biplane got out of control and failed to pull out of a dive. The plane crashed in flames on grass next to a runway at Wheeler Downtown Airport.

The exact cause of the plane crash is not yet established while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are probing into the cause of plane crash. Sunday's show was dedicated to Jensen and went off without any problems.

Watch the video of Bryan Jensen's biplane crash during his performance in Kansas City Air Show, Below:


VIDEO: The Big Bird Might Cause the Distraction Ended Up With Death of Todd Green

Yesterday the death of brave stuntman Todd Green was reported HERE. After watching the video closely and in slow-motion it is now suspected that the cause of the tumbling of Todd Green might be that big bird passing very closely when Green was trying to cling onto the skid of helicopter in his third attempt.



The Big Bird Might Cause the Distraction Ended Up With Death of Todd Green


The video does not show clearly whether the bird struck Green or either aircraft, but could raise questions about whether it caused a split-second distraction which proved to be deadly in this specific case.


Todd Green was certainly one of a few stuntmen in the world brave enough to walk on the wing of a plane; but ill-fated moment was chasing him on Sunday at Selfridge Air National Guard Base as about 75,000 people looked on.

According to witnesses; Green seemed well-balanced on a wing of a plane until he fell trying to clutch a helicopter's skid on his third attempt.

Just moments after an commentator took note of the wind, Green tumbled from a wing when he was unable to cling onto the helicopter as part of a trick he had been doing for years.

Celebrity Peacemaker Ryan Gosling Showed His Guts to Stop a Street Fight in New York City



Ryan Gosling Intercepted a NYC Street Fight
NEW YORK - Ryan Gosling; hot stuff, a very fine actor and definitely a nice human being, recently hit the streets of Manhattan with some very handsome-looking heroism.

The 30-year-old actor saved the day Saturday. As captured in a video, Ryan Gosling hushed up a fight near New York City's Astor Place. 

According to the New York Post; The Notebook star, wearing a blue and white stripped tank and baseball hat, appeared to be walking around the East Village when he came upon two men fighting.

Absolutely calmly Canadian-born Gosling stepped in and separated the two, quickly ending the fight, while others stood by and watched.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stuntman Todd Green, Son of Eddie (The Grip) Green, Fell to Death on Sunday afternoon at the Selfridge Air Show in Harrison Township (Exclusive Video Footage)

tuntman Todd Green, the son of legendary wing walker and skydiver Eddie (The Grip) Green, is dead after falling from the wing of a plane on Sunday afternoon at the Selfridge Air Show in Harrison Township, Michigan.



Wing-walker Todd Green makes the second of three attempts to transfer to a helicopter before falling at the Selfridge Air Show




Todd Green was certainly one of a few stuntmen in the world brave enough to walk on the wing of a plane; but ill-fated moment was chasing him on Sunday at Selfridge Air National Guard Base as about 75,000 people looked on.

According to witnesses; Green seemed well-balanced on a wing of a plane until he fell trying to clutch a helicopter's skid on his third attempt. 

Just moments after an commentator took note of the wind, Green tumbled from a wing when he was unable to cling onto the helicopter as part of a trick he had been doing for years.

Watch the video below; but be warned, this footage is GRUESOME and not for the faint of heart:






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Emma Egging Paid Tribute to Her Husband Flt Lt Jon Egging - - Catastrophic Bird Strike Caused Aircraft Crash

“He was the best friend and husband I could ever have wished for”, says Emma Egging, the wife of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging crashed and died during an air show performance in southern England. 



Emma Egging - Wife of Flt Lt Jon Egging, who crashed and died during his performance in air show in southern England
Dr Emma Egging said he never watched her husband, who was nicknamed "Eggman" by his colleagues, performing in any air show until this Saturday which happened to be his last performance. 

The 33-year-old Jon Egging died after his Hawk T1 jet crashed in a field a few hundred metres from Bournemouth airport on Saturday (August 21). He was the part of the Red Arrows, Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) aerobatic team.

Dr Emma talking to media added "Jon was everything to those that knew him, and he was the best friend and husband I could ever have wished for. There was nothing bad about Jon. He loved his job and was an exemplary pilot. ... I loved everything about him, and he will be missed."

There’s still no official declaration about the cause of the aircraft crash until now but some experts of Royal Air Force are of the view that the stunt craft may have been downed by a "catastrophic bird strike".



The RAF source reportedly told the media that investigators found the remains of the bird at the site where the plane crashed.

BEHEMOTH - Polish Singer Adam Darski (aka Nergal) Innocent In Bible-Ripping Case: Court's Verdict




Adam Darski (aka Nergal)
According to a latest verdict last week by a Polish court; the singer, who ripped the Bible during a concert in northern Poland in 2007 and called on the audience to burn the pages, did this act as an "artistic expression" consistent with his band's style thus not guilty of offending religious sentiments.

The Polish singer Behemoth frontman Adam Darski already has been acquitted last year, but the prosecutors appealed the verdict. Darski, who is commonly known as Nergal - the Babylonian god mentioned in the Book of Kings, is an eminent personality in his country.

Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski said in his final verdict that the court had no meaning of limiting freedom of expression or the right to criticize religion.
 
Continue Reading Below and watch the video of concert in which Darski ripped Bible back in 2007:




Libyan Rebel Forces Fighting Just Few Miles Away From Tripoli (Latest Video Report)

TRIPOLI, Libya – The Libyan rebels, after getting extensive gains in taking cities around Tripoli in recent weeks, were pushing forward Sunday toward the capital.



People celebrate the recent news of uprising in Tripoli against Moammar Gadhafi's regime, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early Sunday. Libyan rebels said they launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late Saturday. Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/AP


According to details; intense fighting and NATO bombing was reported overnight in the Libyan capital, even as rebels fighting the forces of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi pushed closer to Tripoli Sunday and now say they are only 20 miles away.

Libyan rebels, after declaring they had total control of Zawiyah Saturday as a result of week-long brutal battle for the strategic city, on Sunday fought into the town of Jaddayim, the first city on the road to Tripoli from Zawiyah and only 25 miles to the east of the capital. 

The BBC reports that the rebels took the city Sunday, and there are now hundreds of rebel fighters in the town on foot and in trucks. The Associated Press reports that the rebels were coming under heavy fire from pro-Gaddafi forces in the town.

The rebel forces picked up the momentum to control Tripoli after more senior aides to Col. Muammar Gaddafi apparently have defected and with the recent reports it is visible that Gaddafi’s days appear numbered. But Gaddafi’s forces are fighting back violently, and it is uncertain how long the battle for the capital will last.
Watch the latest video report below:



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Devoted Muslims Throughout Pakistan to Sit in Aitkaf from Today till End of Ramadan



Devoted Muslims Throughout Pakistan to Sit in Aitkaf from Today till End of Ramadan
FAISALABAD (August 21, 20th Ramzan-ul-Mubarak) – Undoubtedly large number of faithful Muslims are ready to sit in ‘Aitkaf’, across Pakistan including Faisalabad, from today (Sunday) afternoon after Asr Prayer. Security arrangement are on highly alert in this connection.

Sitting in (observing) Aitkaf is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and carries a massive amount of blessings of the Allah Almighty. 

The security has been alerted in big as well as in small mosques though out the country without discrimination of big or small cities. 

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