Senin, Maret 21, 2011

Happy Sweet 16 Story in NCAA Tournament

Last night is the happiest sweet 16 for some young player in NCAA Tournament. This news was quoted from ESPN today (03/21/2011). The following sweet 16 in NCAA.

Men's sweet 16 college basketball:

Butler's stunning NCAA tournament upsets are alive and well again this season, as the eighth-seeded Bulldogs shocked No. 1 seed Pitt 71-70 on Saturday. The Panthers became the first top seed to choke in this year's Big Dance. The first No. 2 seed to make an early exit from this year's tournament was Notre Dame, which lost to 10th-seeded Florida State 71-57 Sunday night. Notre Dame is now 0-8 all-time against the ACC in the NCAA tournament.

The Cinderella story of the tournament is 11th-seeded VCU. The Rams, who had to win a play-in game to even make it into this year's Big Dance, shellacked Purdue, a No. 3 seed, 94-76 Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time. VCU is the only CAA team still alive in the tournament. Also advancing to the Sweet 16 in an upset was No. 11 seed Marquette, which topped No. 3 seed Syracuse 66-62 Sunday night. The Golden Eagles became the fourth double-digit seed to advance to this year's Sweet 16. Three of those four teams are from the Southwest region.

No. 5 seed Arizona upset fourth-seeded Texas on Sunday by one point, 70-69, to advance to the field of 16. Earlier on Sunday, the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils narrowly escaped eighth-seeded Michigan 73-71. In the Wolverines' victory over No. 9 seed Tennessee on Friday, Michigan became the first team in history to win an NCAA tournament game without making a free throw.

The following teams also punched their tickets to the Sweet 16: No. 1 seeds Kansas and Ohio State, No. 2 seeds UNC, Florida and San Diego State, No. 3 seeds UConn and BYU, No. 4 seeds Wisconsin and Kentucky, and No. 12 seed Richmond.

Women's sweey 16 college basketball:

There were six upsets in the first round of women's tournament. Eleventh-seeded Gonzaga upset No. 6 seed Iowa 92-86 on Saturday. Three of the four No. 9 seeds prevailed this weekend: West Virginia topped eighth-seeded Houston 79-73 on Sunday; Purdue defeated eighth-seeded Kansas State 53-45 on Sunday; and St. John's beat No. 8 seed Texas Tech 55-50 on Saturday.

Two No. 10 seeds upset seventh-seeded teams on Saturday. In the Philadelphia region, Marist defeated Iowa State 74-64. In the Dayton region, Temple topped Arizona State 63-45.

Plenty of teams took care of business in the first round this weekend to advance: No. 1 seeds UConn, Stanford, Tennessee and Baylor; No. 2 seeds Xavier, Duke, Notre Dame and Texas A&M; No. 3 seeds Florida State, Miami, UCLA and DePaul; No. 4 seeds Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State; No. 5 seeds Green Bay, Georgia Tech, UNC and Georgetown; No. 6 seeds Penn State and Oklahoma; and No. 7 seeds Rutgers and Louisville. Marquette was the only No. 8 seed to survive.

No. 11 seed Middle Tennessee State, which lost teammate Tina Stewart March 2 in a fatal stabbing incident, fell to sixth-seeded Georgia 56-41 on Sunday.

NBA sweet 16:

New York lost its fifth game in the last six tries, falling 100-95 to Milwaukee on Sunday. ... The Lakers' Andrew Bynum was suspended two games without pay Sunday for a flagrant foul 2 he committed against Michael Beasley in Friday's 106-98 Lakers' victory. The Lakers won their first game without Bynum on Sunday, topping Portland 84-80.

That's all about sweet 16 in NCAA tournament

Minggu, Maret 13, 2011

Tsunami Jepang Membawa Ombak Setinggi 6 Meter

Gempa Jepang dengan kekuatan 8,8 SR menghamtam Jepang. Akibat gempa yang berkuatan dahsyat ini menyebabkan bencana tsunami Jepang setinggi 6 meter Honshu. Kerusakan parah juga terlihat dilokasi yang diterjang tsunami Jepang.

Potensi Adanya Tsunami Jepang Susulan

Berdasarkan laporan THE Pacific Tsunami Warning Center di Hawaii, beberapa negara juga harus wapada dengan tsunami Jepang susulan. Negara yang wajib ekstra waspada adalah Rusia, Marcus Island, dan Marianas Utara.

Lembaga penyiaran publik, NHK juga menunjukkan asap hitam mengepul dari sebuah bangunan di Odaiba, daerah pinggiran Tokyo. Kegiatan kereta cepat diseluruh utara Jepang itu dihentikan. Televisi menunjukkan mobil terayun-ayun air di sisi perahu yang tengah bersandar.

Tsunami Jepang Setinggi 6 Meter

Badan meteorologi Jepang mengingatkan bahwa tsunami Jepang setinggi 6m juga bisa menerjang pantai dekat prefektur Miyagi, terdekat dengan pusat gempa.

Badan itu mengatakan gempa Jepang terjadi pukul 14:46 pada (13:46 waktu Singapura) Jumat di kedalaman 10 km, sekira 125 km lepas pantai timur.

Akibat tsunami Jepang tersebut banyak bangunan dilaporkan hancur. Namun belum ada laporan mengenai korban jiwa akibat tsunami Jepang tersebut.

Tsunami Jepang Menyapu Mobil dan Gedung di Tokyo

Sebuah rekaman televisi memperlihatkan gelombang tsunami menyapu puluhan mobil, perahu, dan gedung-gedung di Tokyo. Sebuah kapal besar terbawa gelombang langsung menabrak tembok penahan gelombang laut di Kesennuma di Prefektur Miyagi.

Para petugas masih mendapatkan detil dampak kerusakan, jumlah korban terluka, dan korban tewas akibat gempa.

Di pusat kota Tokyo gedung-gedung terguncang hebat. Para pekerja turun ke jalan mencari perlindungan. Sebuah rekaman TV menunjukkan sebuah gedung yang terbakar dan tertutup asap tebal. Demikian dilansir dari Associated Press, Jumat (11/3/2011)yang memberitakan laporan terbaru tentang tsunami Jepang.

Gempa Jepang 7,2 SR Menyebabkan Tsunami di Jepang

Gempa Jepang berkekuatan 7,2 skala ricter (SR) mengguncang Jepang pagi ini. Gempa Jepang mengguncang gedung-gedung hingga ratusan mil dari Tokyo. Badan Meteorologi pun langsung mengeluarkan peringatan akan munculnya tsunami jepang.

Hingga kini belum didapatkan laporan mengenai kerusakan dan korban akibat gempa jepang.

Badan meteorologi mengatakan gempa jepang terjadi pada pukul 11.45 waktu setempat. Gempa Jepang berpusat di 150 kilometer lepas pesisir tenggara, sekira 440 kilometer tenggara Tokyo. Gempa Jepang berpusat di kedalaman 10 kilometer.

Gelombang tsunami jepang setinggi 60 sentimeter menghantam kota pesisir Ofunato, di Perfektur Iwate. Badan Meteorologi memperingatkan gelombang tsunami jepang setinggi 50 sentimeter akan menghantam pesisir.

"Kami telah mengkonfirmasi terjadinya tsunami kecil, namun sampai saat ini belum ada laporan adanya kerusakan. Kami masih mengkaji dampak gempa,” kata petugas tanggap darurat bencana di Perfektur Iwate Shinobu Nagano seperti dikutip Associated Press, Rabu (9/3/2011).

Pemerintah Jepang mengatakan, mereka masih melakukan penilaian terhadap situasi yang terjadi dan meminta penduduk di pesisir untuk menjauhi pantai. Masih dimungkinkan gempa Jepang ini akan diikuti gempa susulan

Sabtu, Maret 12, 2011

QWOP Game: hardest simulation game ever made

Did you already play QWOP Game? Before playing you should know in advance about QWOP Game. This game is the latest radgoll game based flash games. QWOP game developed by Too Many Ninjas and Top Spinner. Qwop games believed to be the hardest flash game ever made, so this game immediately famous because everyone wanted to try to prove it. But you need qwop strategy to beat this game.

QWOP game is running simulation game

QWOP game is also a Olympic running simulation game that can be played only with four keys. In QWOP game you’re playing an Olympic athlete named Qwop who participated in the sprint race of 100 meters in an Olympic Games. To become a champion, qwop should be able to run as far and as fast as possible. Although it look easy but this game is not as easy as it looks. Therefore you have to play it a few times to understand how to play this qwop game.

Hint to play qwop game

For play QWOP game, there are four buttons that can be used, namely the Q, W, O and P. From this it can be known why the game is called QWOP game. Gamers must strive for Qwop could run as far as possible without falling. What makes the qwop game difficult is the difficulties to balance the presses of the Q, W, O, and P for runners could run fast and far. If late pressing one button, then the runner will fall.

Qwop game is emotion games

Qwop game also involves emotion. Because if the runner falls, you must start the game from scratch. If this happens once, it does not matter. But if the runner falls many times, and this means that you fail and have to start from scratch, you will definitely feel upset. And every time you try again you fail, your emotions will increase. And then you’ll leave qwop game with a sense of exasperated.

If you need help, there is the question mark button you can press in the top left corner of the screen game. Or if you feel you will lose, you can simply restart by pressing the R key. As quoted from Urban Literature magazine.

QWOP Games is a flash game without requiring a lot of resourses. You should try to play QWOP game.

Kamis, Maret 10, 2011

Cheap Flight For Your Holidays

Do you need cheap flight for your holidays? This article will provide tips to get cheap flight. If you can afford to spend a little time searching, you can save money and get the cheap flight that you want. With the Internet, it is easy to comparison shop and get the best deal for your dream vacation with cheap flight. The more you save on airfare by get cheap flight, the more you can spend on your vacation.

Start out by going to the big airline shops online. Check prices on Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz. This is your starting point to get cheap flight. You may wind up booking with one of these sites, but for now, just use them to get a baseline price. Remember, your goal is looking for the best cheap flight.

Next, check prices at some of the smaller sites – Cheaptickets, Farecompare, and airfare. Again, these are sites to get a rough idea on prices. You can also visit your favorite airline and see if they have any specials promotion with cheap flight.

Once you have determined price, airline, and arrival time (more important than departure time), it is time to find a local travel agent or bucket shop.

Armed with the information you found online, you can now ask specifically for the flight you want and know what price your local agent has to beat. You can bargain with them – and let them know what the online prices are (if they are lower).

Plan far enough ahead and if you find a great cheap flight, reserve it and tell your travel agent to call if the price drops. Prices can vary by the day or even the hour. Be persistent.

Tips to help you get cheap flight and save money

Be very flexible in your travel plans in order to get the lowest fare. The best deals may be limited to travel on certain days of the week or particular hours of the day. After you get a fare quote, ask the reservations agent if you could save even more by leaving a day earlier or later, or by taking a different flight on the same day. Check other agents – not all agents have access to all airlines.

Be smart – plan as far ahead as you can. Some airlines set aside only a few seats on each flight at the lower rates. The real bargains often sell out very quickly. On the other hand, air carriers sometimes make more discount seats available later. If you had decided against a trip because the discount fare you wanted was not available on the desired date, try again, especially just before the advance-purchase deadline.

Check carefully for cheap flight promotion

Some airlines may have discounts that others don’t offer. In a large metropolitan area, the fare could depend on which airport you use. Also, a connection (change of planes) or a one-stop flight is sometimes cheaper than a nonstop. This is important things to get cheap flight.

Does the air fare include types of service that airlines have traditionally provided, such as meals or free baggage handling? If you have a connection involving two airlines, will your bags be transferred? Can you get advance seat assignments? If you are stranded, will the ticket be good on another carrier at no extra charge? Will the first airline pay for meals or hotel rooms during the wait?

Another tips for get cheap flight

Keep in mind that many discount fares are non-refundable; if you buy one of these fares and later cancel your trip, you will not get your money back. Some fares also have a penalty for changing flights or dates even if you don’t want a refund. You may also have to pay any difference in air fares if your fare is not available on the new flight.

Some airlines will not increase the fare after the ticket is issued and paid for. (Simply holding a reservation without a ticket does not guarantee the fare.) Other airlines may reserve the right to collect more money from you if the fare that you had purchased goes up before departure time. Find out from the airline before you buy your ticket what its policy is on assessing fare increases after the ticket is purchased.

After you buy your ticket, call the airline or travel agent once or twice before departure to check the fare. Fares change all the time, and if that same fare goes down before you fly, some airlines will refund the difference. But you have to ask. Try to establish a rapport with the agent – this will pay off for future flights.

Differences in air fares can be substantial. Careful comparison shopping among airlines does take time, but it can lead to real savings. Be patient, start early, do your homework, and save money. That’s all the tips to get cheap flight for your vacation.

Minggu, Maret 06, 2011

Andrew Luster Story

Andrew Luster
Andrew Luster (born December 15, 1963) is the great-grandson of cosmetics giant Max Factor, Sr. and an heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune. Andrew Luster grew up in Malibu, California and attended Windward School in Santa Monica. Andrew Luster had been supported by a $3.1 million trust fund as he traveled and surfed at various beaches. Andrew Luster was convicted of a series of rapes in 2003.

Andrew Luster, arrest and conviction

In 1996, 1997 and 2000, Luster was accused of giving three women GHB, a known date rape drug, and raping them while they were unconscious. Luster was brought to trial in 2002. Soon afterward, police officers found videotapes of Luster raping the women in question, including one tape labeled "Shauna GHBing."[1] In January 2003, while on trial for rape, Luster left the country and was declared a fugitive from justice by the judge. Although his attorneys attempted to halt proceedings until he could be located, the judge ruled that Luster would be tried in absentia.

The trial went ahead without him and on January 22, after two days of deliberations, the jury found Luster guilty on 86 of 87 charges against him (many of which had been added to California state law in the wake of the 1996 federal drug-induced sexual assault law) and deadlocked on a single poisoning charge.

Andrew Luster was convicted of 20 counts of drug-induced rape, 17 counts of raping an unconscious victim, and multiple counts of sodomy and oral copulation by use of drugs. Andrew Luster was sentenced to six years for each of the 20 counts of rape (to be served consecutively) and another four years for poisoning, for a total of 124 years in prison. Andrew Luster was also ordered to pay a $1 million fine.

The California Court of Appeal refused the appeal his attorneys filed on his behalf, ruling that as a fugitive from justice, Luster had flouted the court's authority and had thus forfeited his right to appeal. The California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court later refused to overturn this ruling.

During his flight, Luster found his way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he lived under the assumed name David Carrera, surfing and partying. He was captured by bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, his son Leland Chapman, Tim Chapman, and two TV crewmen in a noisy scuffle on June 18, 2003 and was then taken into custody by Mexican authorities. The next day, Luster was returned to the U.S., and imprisoned. Chapman was subsequently arrested for deprivation of liberty because bounty-hunting is prohibited by Mexican law, a charge that was ultimately dropped in August 2007.

Andrew Luster, Prison sentence and civil suits

Andrew Luster is currently serving his 124-year[5] prison sentence in Mule Creek State Prison in California. Because his crimes harmed other persons, Luster must serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for release with time off for good behavior. Andrew Luster will not be eligible for release until October 2108 — virtually assuring he will die in prison (he would be 145 years old when he is eligible).

Andrew Luster filed a federal habeas corpus suit as the final possibility of getting his case reviewed by another Court on appeal, which was rejected in late 2007.

Two of the victims won civil lawsuits against Andrew Luster, who was ordered to pay a total of $39 million. Their attorneys are still trying to wade through the Luster/Factor investments to determine how much their clients will actually receive. Luster subsequently sold most of his property and declared bankruptcy.

Personal life of Andrew Luster

Andrew Luster has two children with ex-girlfriend Valerie Balderama: a son, Connor, born in 1991, and daughter Quinn, born in 1994. That's all story about Andrew Luster was quoted from Wikipedia.

The Blind Side: Kisah Nyata Collins Tuohy and Michael Oher

Collins Tuohy
Read Collins Tuohy Story in English?

Kisah nyata tentang Collins Tuohy yang baik hati dan tulus dalam merawat Michael Oher membuat kita melakukan evaluasi diri. The Blind Side merupakan sebuah film yang sangat luar biasa yang menggambarkan suatu perwujudan kasih sejati Collins Tuohy. Kisah tentang Collins Tuohy ini tidak banyak terjadi di dunia ini, karena sedikitnya orang seperti COLLINS TUOHY.

Film The Blind Side tidak hanya didukung oleh performance dari Sandra Bullock yang sangat baik dan berpengalaman tetapi dengan kekuatan cerita tentang Collins Tuohy mampu menarik hati para penonton. Film yang dibintangi aktris Sandra Bullock dan penyanyi Tim McGraw ini, menggambarkan kisah hidup yang membangkitkan semangat, kisah nyata dari seorang gelandangan Michael Oher dalam perjuangannya yang menyakitkan untuk menjadi orang kaya di Baltimore Raven. Namun demikian, film ini juga menunjukkan kegigihan Collins Tuohy sebagai ibu angkat Michael Oher untuk membimbing menuju kesuksesan Michael Oher.

Film ini (diangkat dari buku berjudul sama karangan Michael Lewis) menggambarkan kisah nyata yang luar bisa dari Mrs. Collins Tuohy dan Michael Oher, seorang anak keturunan African-American yang tuna wisma dan sebelumnya berasal dari keluarga broken home. Anak ini diadopsi oleh keluarga Collins Tuohy, pasangan keluarga yang kaya yang ingin membantu anak ini mencapai potensi hidupnya.

Di saat yang sama kehadiran Michael Oher membuat keluarga Collins Tuohy menjadi penasaran untuk mencari asal usulnya. Hidup dalam lingkungan yang baru membuat anak remaja ini juga menghadapi sederetan tantangan yang harus ditaklukan. Sebagai seorang pemain football dan pelajar dia bekerja keras dan dengan bantuan pelatih dan keluarga yang mengadopsinya terutama dari Ibu angkatnya, Collins Tuohy yang penuh kasih dan selalu mendorongnya untuk maju, akhirnya dia menjadi seorang pemain NFL untuk the Baltimore Ravens.

Sandra Bullock yang berperan sebagai Leigh Anne Tuohy (Mrs. Collins Tuohy) mengomentari bahwa perjumpaannya dengan Mrs. Collins Tuohy menunjukkan bahwa masih ada orang Kristen yang benar-benar menjalani imannya. Bullock mengatakan bahwa dia berterima kasih kepada Mrs. Collins Tuohy yang adalah anggota Grace Evangelical Church di Memphis.

Mengenal Collins Tuohy, menunjukan bahwa iman itu benar-benar otentik. “Dia begitu terbuka, jujur dan berpandangan ke depan”. Saya merasa pada akhirnya saya bertemu seseorang yang mempraktekkan kekristenan itu tapi tidak dengan berkhotbah. ”

Ada komentar menarik dari pengamat film The Blind Side yang mengatakan bahwa ketika anda menonton film ini anda tidak hanya akan menemukan Michael Oher tapi anda juga akan menemukan keluarga Collins Tuohy yang penuh iman dan ketulusan.

Jumat, Maret 04, 2011

Nurdin Halid Akui Adanya Pengaturan Skor Pertandingan

Ketua Umum Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) Nurdin Halid menepis tudingan adanya sinyalemen perjudian yang marak dalam setiap pertandingan selama kepemimpinannya. Akan tetapi, Nurdin Halid tak menepis masih adanya oknum-oknum yang mengatur skor pertandingan dalam kompetisi di bawah naungan PSSI.

Demikian disampaikan Nurdin Halid saat wawancara dengan Kompas, Jumat (4/3) malam lalu di sebuah hotel berbintang di Jakarta.

Nurdin Halid Mengakui Ada Pengaturan Skor

"Memang, saya tidak memungkiri kalau itu (pengaturan skor pertandingan) sudah hilang. Akan tetapi, saya kira tidak ada seperti itu (adanya perjudian)," kata NURDIN HALID.

Sebelumnya, Kompas menanyakan adanya kecurigaan perjudian dalam setiap pertandingan dan pengaturan pertandingan yang banyak menguntungkan tim tuan rumah dengan cara memberikan kartu merah dan tendangan penalti bagi tim tuan rumah yang sudah kalah.

Nurdin Halid: Isu Ini Sudah Lama

Menurut Nurdin Halid, saat ia masih menjadi manajer selama empat periode di Persatuan Sepakbola Makassar (PSM), isu terebut sudah ada. Hingga kini, isu dan persepsi itu masih terus berlanjut. "Sekarang ini, untuk mengukur ada atau tidaknya pengaturan pertandingan indikatornya sangat sederhana. PSSI memiliki angka parameternya,” ujar Nurdin Halid.

Nurdin Halid mengambil contoh, yakni lewat kartu kuning atau kartu merah yang dikeluarkan wasit dalam setiap pertandingan. "Berapa penalti yang dikeluarkan wasit untuk tim tamu yang bertanding. Itu lonjakannya luar biasa. Sebab, justru yang keberatan sekarang adalah tim tuan rumah. Tim tuan rumah Wasit justru mengcomplain ada ketidakberesan di wasit. Jadi, tidak benar tim tuan rumah selalu mengatur untuk penalti melalui wasit," jelas Nurdin Halid.

Dikatakan Nurdin Halid, untuk mencegah adanya pengaturan pertandingan, PSSI telah menugaskan intelijen dari badan liga sepakbola untuk diterjunkan di setiap pertandingan untuk memantau adanya pengaturan pertandingan.

"Kalau ada laporan, saya grounded dulu wasitnya, baru saya proses belakangan. Jika benar dipulihkan dan mendapat hadiah, jika terbukti salah, hukumannya diteruskan,” demikian penjelasan Nurdin Halid.

Nurdin Halid: Ada Orang Tidak Suka

Nurdin Halid mengakui penolakannya oleh sejumlah pihak dengan aksi demontrasi mengatasnamakan revolusi PSSI , termasuk di antaranya tuduhan adanya perjudian dan pengaturan pertandingan, hal itu diciptakan oleh orang-orang yang tidak menyukainya dan ingin mendongkel dirinya sebagai calon Ketua Umum PSSI untuk periode yang ketiga kalinya. "Mereka ingin mendongkel saya, karena sudah mapan sebagai Ketua Umum PSSI," kata Nurdin Halid sebagaimana yang dikutip dari