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Wall Street Bull Feels Bullish With His New Pair of Underwear

September 17, 2010 Business No Comments
Wall Street BULL with GOLDTOE lucky briefs

Wall Street BULL with GOLDTOE lucky briefs

Thursday’s takeover of Manhattan by GOLDTOE models to celebrate the launch of the company’s new line of underwear appears to have provided the cover needed for a perpetrator to steal the Wall Street Bull’s white briefs.

People are being advised to be on the lookout for a large pair of men’s underwear. The underwear has been described by witnesses as “XXXXXL, white briefs with a clean cut that accentuate the Bull’s unique physique.”

After yesterday’s 22-point gain on the Dow Jones, the Wall Street Bull would like to keep the luck going and isn’t ready to give his briefs up just yet.

Consumers are being asked to provide any tips on the underwear’s whereabouts at http://www.facebook.com/GOLDTOE

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Extreme Thrill Coaster Slated for 2011

September 16, 2010 Entertainment No Comments
Green Latern at Six Flags

Thrillseekers will "stand up" to their fear with GREEN LANTERN at Six Flags

DC Comics’ Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2011 with the launch of an exciting new thrill ride. Towering 15 stories high with over three quarters of a mile of twisting green steel, this new stand-up coaster will take riders on a journey of epic proportions.

Standing 154 feet tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN will rank among the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world.  Unlike traditional seated coasters, GREEN LANTERN is designed to allow passengers to stand erect throughout the entire course of the ride that delivers an experience unlike any other.  The two minute and thirty second thrill begins with a pulse-quickening 45-degree vertical drop before rocketing riders through five inversions – including a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop and a 72-foot inclined loop, climaxing in twisted double corkscrews.

Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is a group of intergalactic police officers charged with the protection of the universe.  A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the ability and willpower to overcome great fear.  Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the Corps. and also became a founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.  Green Lanterns are outfitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence, a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines.  First published by DC Comics in 1941, GREEN LANTERN currently appears in over 100 comic books distributed worldwide annually.  GREEN LANTERN has also appeared in Warner Bros. animation, home videos, interactive games and will star in his first feature film, “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, slated for release on June 17, 2011.

“Six Flags is home to many of the biggest roller coasters in the world and GREEN LANTERN brings an all new dimension of thrills. Built by B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) the design wizards behind Nitro, BIZARRO, SUPERMAN-Ultimate Flight and BATMAN the Ride, GREEN LANTERN is guaranteed to deliver a smooth, white-knuckled adventure – but this time standing up while upside down,” said John Fitzgerald, park president.

GREEN LANTERN is the perfect addition to the park’s unique coaster collection and will join 12 other adrenaline-pumping coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure, including the tallest, fastest coaster in the world, Kingda Ka; the monstrous wooden coaster El Toro; and mega coaster Nitro.  The new coaster is slated to debut spring 2011 in the Boardwalk section of the park.

Guests can experience GREEN LANTERN by purchasing a 2011 Season Pass, available now. Plus, by purchasing now, Season Pass holders will get unlimited visits to this year’s Fright Fest celebrations – weekends Oct. 8 through 31. A Season Pass offers unlimited visits to the theme park and Wild Safari and any Six Flags theme park in the United States; free tickets for friends; more than $300 in savings on in-park food and fun and free access to exclusive Season Pass events.  Also if visitors purchase four or more passes and process them at the park by Oct. 31, 2010, they will receive one free Season Pass parking for 2011. For pricing visit sixflags.com.

SOURCE Six Flags Great Adventure

Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan, Tiger Woods, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson and Others Top List of Celebrity Record Breakers in the Guinness World Records® 2011 Edition

Guinness World Records

Latest Guinness World Records Book Reveals Hollywood's Highest Earners And Most Notorious In Chronicle of Amazing Records Held By The World's Biggest Celebrities

Who is the world’s highest earning celebrity?  Which power couple dominates the entertainment world? What pop star commands the most searches on the Internet?  The new Guinness World Records 2011 edition out now reveals all this and more in its celebrity-filled pages.

As one of the most talked about pop stars in recent memory, it should come as no surprise that Lady Gaga earned two records for the new book – “Most Searched-For Female” on Google and “Most Weeks On UK Chart In Any Year” with an astounding 154 weeks.  Gaga shares her place in the new book alongside two of music’s superstars – Jay-Z and Beyonce.  Named the year’s biggest “Power Couple”, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles earned an astounding $122 million through June 2009.

Two celebrities this year making headlines for their high profile personal lives also made the book. Lindsey Lohan, takes the dubious honor as “Most Infamous Female Celebrity” thanks to her run-ins with the law and the unfortunate performances of her latest movies and Tiger Woods, who ruled the tabloids for his extramarital affairs, didn’t see an impact on his earnings yet as he assumes his place as the “Most Powerful Sports Star”.  The golf phenom raked in an impressive $103 million and topped the 2010 BusinessWeek Sports Power 100 list.

Miley Cyrus, a celebrity who has toed the line between controversy and a thriving career success, also enters into the book as the “Most Charted Teenager”.  The singer/actor, scored her 29th US Hot 100 chart entry on November 7, 2009 with “Party in the USA”.

“Where else would Sarah Palin be beaten by Lady Gaga than in the Guinness World Records book! Gaga – who takes over from Palin as the most searched for female on the internet – is just one of the new big names to make it into the Guinness World Records book this year. She joins a stellar cast including Lindsay Lohan, A-Rod, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Brangelina, the Khardashians, and so on, in our most celeb-packed edition yet. These recession-proof stars guarantee to bring a bit of glamour to our book.  Their artistic endeavors – and their influence over the public are indisputable,” said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief, Guinness World Records.

Although Twilight fans may take sides on Team Jacob or Team Edward one thing they can agree upon is that their favorite movie has made into the Guinness World Records book.  In November 2009, the Twilight sequel New Moon eclipsed The Dark Knight to achieve the “Highest Opening Day Gross” of $72.7 million.

In tribute to the “King of Pop”, the new Guinness World Records book features a special page devoted to Michael Jackson.  The untimely death of MJ made the entertainer the “Most Searched-For Male” on the web and earned him several posthumous records reinforcing his spot at the top of the entertainment world.  MJ, a fan of the Guinness World Records book, is a multiple record holder receiving eight over his lifetime for his chart achievements, album sales, earnings and charity donations.

This world renowned and celebrated annual, Guinness World Records 2011, contains the most comprehensive collection of the greatest and most amazing accomplishments from this past decade and beyond.  A “must-have” for both knowledge-seekers and aspiring record-breakers of all ages, Guinness World Records 2011 is available September 15th for the suggested retail price of $28.95.  For more information about Guinness World Records 2011, to find out how you can participate in Guinness World Records Day 2009 or to vote for your favorite records, visit our website at: www.guinnessworldrecords.com

SOURCE Guinness World Records

Changing Perceptions of the Role of Full-Time Dads

September 16, 2010 Business, Featured News, Finance No Comments
Stay At Home Dad

Stay At Home Dad - When the phrase "primary caretaker" arises, few people equate that with a father

The 21st century has seen advances in technology, science, medicine and more. One thing that traditionally hasn’t changed, however, is the perception of the father’s role in a child’s life. Ask most people what a dad does, they may mention things like playing catch, being the family breadwinner, tackling household maintenance projects or mowing the lawn. When the phrase “primary caretaker” arises, few people equate that with a father.

As the Bob Dylan song goes, though, “the times, they are a-changin’.” Fathers all around the country are choosing to raise their children while their wife or partner works outside the home. In fact, the percentage of dads becoming full-time caregivers is growing at nearly twice the rate of single mothers, and now around two million dads provide all or almost all of the day-to-day care for their children.

Part of the movement toward fathers taking a more active role in child-rearing has been motivated by the economy. With a global recession now stretching into its third year, and with men being laid off (or otherwise losing jobs) at about four times the rate of women, many families have no choice but to send their children to so-called “daddy daycare” to conserve funds. Oftentimes when men are acclimated to their new role as a full-time dad, they choose not to return to the work force.

Although some fathers have the stay-at-home decision essentially made for them by outside factors (like the economy), others are choosing to become more involved in their children’s lives to enjoy a closer and more fruitful relationship. As the possibility that a dad will stay home to be a full-time parent becomes more likely, stereotypes are slowly being forgotten. The stigma once attached to having a father be the primary caregiver is, thankfully, changing — more dads are playing the multi-faceted role usually reserved for moms. Dads are now also seen as the parents, cheerleaders, taxi drivers, supervisors, diaper-changers, house cleaners and dog walkers.

If you are a father, you need to realize how important your presence is to your child. Dads play an integral role in the development of a child’s self-esteem, physicality, creativity and general happiness. A father’s positive influence can follow the child outside of the home as well. For example, in the event of a divorce or timesharing dispute, family court judges are much more likely now than before to grant the majority of timesharing rights to a father who has a well-established, high-quality relationship with his child.

Article provided by Curtis R. Cowan PA

NAMI Launches Online ADHD Resource Center to Support Children and Adults

September 16, 2010 Featured News, Health No Comments
ADHD Child

NAMI Launches Online ADHD Resource Center to offer tools for parenting, school, work and relationships. --

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new, interactive, online resource center to support children and adults living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It affects 9 percent of children ages 3-17 and is the most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder in young people.

But ADHD is not a disorder limited to children–ADHD often persists into adolescence and adulthood and is frequently not diagnosed until later years. Treatment requires a “multimodal’ approach involving medical, educational, behavioral and psychological methods.

“ADHD is a condition that can impact every aspect of a person’s life, including relationships, school and work,” said Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI executive director. “The earlier an individual receives treatment for ADHD, the better the outcome.”

“NAMI’s ADHD Resource Center tools can both help individuals manage their own illness and educate parents, caregivers, school professionals and others about the needs of children living with the condition.”

Website visitors can:

- Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options
- Get tips on managing ADHD at home, school and work
- Watch a “Fireside Chat” video series of leading psychiatrists discussing the condition
-Read personal stories about living with and managing ADHD
- Keep up with current ADHD research

Big Match Striker Kicks Off

Big Match Striker Kicks Off

Big Match Striker - Game Tests Football Fans' Knowledge on English Premier League, Championship and Football Leagues One & Two

Supermassive Games today announced that Big Match Striker, the unique new free-to-play PC football game is live and now available to download from http://www.bigmatchonline.com.

Big Match Striker challenges real football fans to battle head to head in the ultimate championship of tactics and trivia.

Football fans of all levels will need to combine the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan to succeed as the Big Match Striker experience is a unique combination of football management strategy and trivia. Highly competitive, the game challenges every aspect of football fans’ knowledge and strategic skills as players customize and steer their teams to league and cup glory. The aim of the game is to take your team from lower division minnows to global super-club in a dynamic battle for titles and silverware.

Players win possession and tackle the opposition by responding quicker to questions, which require a basic level of football knowledge and fast reactions.

The reward for winning matches is gaining fans and in-game currency – ‘Smackers’. These are used to buy players, new strips, upgrade stadiums and even install burger vans to attract more fans and generate more revenue.

Committed players are able to purchase more ‘Stamina’ to play a greater number of matches. ‘Stamina’ also regenerates over time, allowing players to compete in a limited number of competitions for free.

The community hub at http://www.bigmatchonline.com features lively player forums where players can customise their profiles, invite friends and create their own Friends Leagues. The website also features up-to-date news and opinion from the top 4 English leagues and the wider world of football.

Big Match Striker also boasts a stunning soundtrack, courtesy of Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best Recordings featuring hip hop duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, plus many more top-class contemporary artists.

Geraint Orchard-Bungay, Online Publishing Director said: “I think we have succeeded in creating a totally different kind of football game. With stunning graphics, the most up-to-date football facts and trivia, a huge depth of game play and an amazing soundtrack all wrapped up in a unique comic style – Big Match Striker is fantastic fun!”

Sports & Recreation

SportsMetriX System Linked to NCAA Tournament Upsets

6 Nov 2010

NCAA Basketball Tournament

The unprecedented number of upsets in last season’s NCAA tournament was no coincidence. SportsMetriX software was the one common link that helped Butler, Northern Iowa, Murray State, Baylor, and Cornell for preparing pregame reports for their opponents. Sienna and Montana …

Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

30 Oct 2010

Ryan Dant

Ryan Dant wasn’t supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old. At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along with his parents Mark and …

World-Class Snowboarding for the First Time in China

15 Oct 2010

Snowboarder-Shaun-White

The 2010/2011 snowboard season is starting with a big bang: The legendary snowboard contest Air & Style is coming to Beijing, People’s Republic of China, with the 6-star Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event “Oakley and Shaun White present Air …

Entertainment

Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

11 Nov 2010

Human Rights Abuse

Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization, on Thursday, December 2nd at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The event …

Creative Channel Services’ Study Suggests Set-Top Box Is Preferred Upgrade Solution

9 Nov 2010

Internet TV

The Internet is most likely to debut in the American living room via a set-top box that is streaming rented content, says a nationwide survey of 3,600-plus consumer electronics retail sales associates conducted by Creative Channel Services (CCS). Recently, the …

Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

8 Nov 2010

Sharyn Bovat

Sharyn Bovat, the middle Tennessee relocation consultant assigned to manage the move of Nissan board member Carlos Tavares was arrested and taken to jail on July 7th, 2010 by the Franklin police in Williamson County (case # gsc-3714); the details …

Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Aggressive Tobacco Control Strategy and Proposed Graphic Warning Labels

10 Nov 2010

Smoking

Legacy applauds HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its bold new effort announced today to …

Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

30 Oct 2010

Ryan Dant

Ryan Dant wasn’t supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old. At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along …

BODY WORLDS’ Producer Sets Sights on Disease Prevention, Creates New Museum Exhibition Addressing American Health Issues

26 Oct 2010

Body World

Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens’  BODY WORLDS — the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide — announced BODY …

Featured News

Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

22 Nov 2010

Airport Security Body Scan

Immediately prior to one of the heaviest travel days of the year, there are a multitude of people crying ‘Foul’ on the increased Travel Security Administration security (TSA) measures.  The overall response has said the ‘enhanced pat-downs’ simply go too …

GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

12 Nov 2010

GM Headquarter

SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest automaker, is a joint-venture partner with General Motors in China. The Chinese company wants a 1% stake in GM share and is willing to pay between $500 Million to $ 1 Billion for the GM’s …

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

A new survey on regulatory reform by TNS, the world’s leading custom research firm, finds that only 46% of American consumers feel  their financial interests are being appropriately protected by laws and regulations.  For consumers who are over-indebted this is …

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Business

GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

12 Nov 2010

GM Headquarter

SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest automaker, is a joint-venture partner with General Motors in China. The Chinese company wants a 1% stake in GM share and is willing to pay between $500 Million to $ 1 Billion for the GM’s …

Based on 16 Million Barcode Scans by Smartphone Users, ShopSavvy Reveals the Hottest Gifts for the 2010 Holiday Season

11 Nov 2010

shopsavvy

In the first 10 days of the holiday shopping season, ShopSavvy users performed 16 million product scans with ShopSavvy’s built-in barcode reader, with nearly a third of the smartphone app’s 6.5 million users scanning at least one item from Nov. …

Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

8 Nov 2010

Sharyn Bovat

Sharyn Bovat, the middle Tennessee relocation consultant assigned to manage the move of Nissan board member Carlos Tavares was arrested and taken to jail on July 7th, 2010 by the Franklin police in Williamson County (case # gsc-3714); the details …

Finance

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

A new survey on regulatory reform by TNS, the world’s leading custom research firm, finds that only 46% of American consumers feel  their financial interests are being appropriately protected by laws and regulations.  For consumers who are over-indebted this is …

High Unemployment Rates Lead Consumers Searching For Debt Resolution Morgan Drexen Supports Attorneys In Reducing Debt

1 Nov 2010

Attorneys In Reducing Debt

After several months out of work Stephanie Silver had drained her 401(K) and her debt was rising. Personal savings were not an option for Stephanie an Oregon resident; she started using her credit cards for everyday items. Stephanie’s husband was …

Identity Theft 911 Recommends Identity Theft Services Shopping Tips From The Consumer Federation

23 Oct 2010

National Protect Your Identity Week

In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week,Identity Theft 911 (http://www.identitytheft911.com) announces its support for the checklist “Nine Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services” released by the Consumer Federation of America this week. Identity Theft is the …

Technology

Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

11 Nov 2010

Human Rights Abuse

Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization, on Thursday, December 2nd at Roseland Ballroom in …

Based on 16 Million Barcode Scans by Smartphone Users, ShopSavvy Reveals the Hottest Gifts for the 2010 Holiday Season

11 Nov 2010

shopsavvy

In the first 10 days of the holiday shopping season, ShopSavvy users performed 16 million product scans with ShopSavvy’s built-in barcode reader, with nearly a third of the smartphone app’s 6.5 million users scanning at …

Creative Channel Services’ Study Suggests Set-Top Box Is Preferred Upgrade Solution

9 Nov 2010

Internet TV

The Internet is most likely to debut in the American living room via a set-top box that is streaming rented content, says a nationwide survey of 3,600-plus consumer electronics retail sales associates conducted by Creative …

Travel

Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

22 Nov 2010

Airport Security Body Scan

Immediately prior to one of the heaviest travel days of the year, there are a multitude of people crying ‘Foul’ on the increased Travel Security Administration security (TSA) measures.  The overall response has said the …

Yakima Vehicle Racks Gives Thanksgiving Travelers Smart Options for Carrying Gear, Luggage and Family

5 Nov 2010

YAKIMA-car-rack

With Americans downsizing to smaller cars and hybrids, Thanksgiving travelers face new challenges on where to put luggage, family and gear. Yakima (www.yakima.com), known for vehicle racks for boats, bikes, camping, winter sports gear, trailers …

Branson’s Ozark Mountain Christmas Begins Nov. 1

29 Oct 2010

OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

With dozens of star-filled Christmas music shows and a glittering array of light displays, including the 1-mile Branson Area Festival of Lights drive-through, “The Live Music Show Capital of the World” kicks off its annual …