Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov said he plans to challenge Vladimir Putin in the March presidential elections, a long-shot bid that opposition leaders denounced as a Kremlin-inspired effort to drain support from a wave of antigovernment demonstrations.
Mr. Prokhorov is looking to tap into the ever growing dissatisfaction with the current government which became even bigger after a massive fraud in early December parliamentary elections that caused headaches to Mr. Putin.
Mr. Prokhorov is a Russian billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the American basketball team, the New Jersey Nets. He graduating from the Moscow Finance Institute and later made his name in the financial sector and went on to become one of Russia’s leading industrialists in the precious metals sector. While he was running Norilsk Nickel, the company became the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. He is currently chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, and President of ONEXIM Group.
Prokhorov is the third richest man from Russia and the 32nd richest man in the world according to the 2011 Forbes listing with a fortune estimated at $18 billion.
He definitively has a chance in winning if he plays smart, but there are already rumors floating around that he’s working with Mr. Putin to help with Mr. Putin’s campaign.
Ho-Ho-Ho… If you’re not the giving type, a certain theater in Chicago is running a little something something special for you to hopefully help you change your mind. That theater is called the Admiral Theater. Yes that one. I bet I got your attention now. So this theater/strip club is offering free lap dances for new and not opened toys. And no, not those kind of toys, the toys they’re looking for are the ones for little children that are not fortunate enough to afford them. Unfortunately its one lap dance per customer, so don’t go out and steal toys from kids to bring to the club. This campaign was launched last year by the club and they were able to collect five carloads of toys, which were later donated to churches around Albany Park.
The Admiral is located at 3940 W. Lawrence Ave., is open 364 days a year. It is only closed on Christmas Eve.
Btw, if you read this post this far, chances are you’re naughty and will NOT be getting any gifts from Santa; well at least not the Santa we all know. 😉
There are plenty of videos on the web of people doing extra ordinary tricks. Ticks so amazing, that you’d think they are not humanly possible. Well apparently anything is possible if you put your heart and you’re back into it, or was it your head into it. In any case, here is one nicely produced video done with the all famouse GoPro camera about a bunch of people doing insane, back breaking out of this world Pogo stick Tricks. Up and Down, Up and Down. Kind of reminds me of skateboarding and freerunning. Btw the concept of jumping on spring was first introduced in 1881 by George H. Herrington.
Jeeps have come a long way since they were first produced in 1941. Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler. Here is a small history lesson for you.
First civilian Jeep was produced in 1945, making it the older off-road vehicle / sport utility vehicle brand. When it was first made, it inspired many number of other light utility vehicles such as the Land Rover and Toyota FJ40. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations.
Jeep along with a Porsche and maybe some other vehicles are the only brands that stick to their true design. The Museum of Modern Art described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist design and has always exhibited the Jeep as part of its collection.
If im not mistaken the name Jeep came from a code name that the Jeep had during WWII, “JP”. Soldiers would pronounce it shorter as “Jeep”.
In the United States military, the jeep has been supplanted by a number of vehicles (e.g. Ford’s M151 MUTT) of which the latest is the Humvee.
Besides United States, Jeep has vehicles used and sold to Israeli Army for reconnaissance reasons.
The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps recently put into operation the upgraded Storm Mark III jeep vehicle, described as being able to “eat up everything in the field.”
The 5-door Storm Jeep was designed to operate in the toughest conditions and includes advanced safety measures to protect passengers in case of a rollover.
Another funny toilet paper moment here at dirtytoiletpaper.com A man staying at Charlottetown Manor on a Monday morning grew irate after learning he didn’t have toilet paper in his room proceeded to clog the toilet in a vacant room upstairs for revenge. The rising water caused $2,000 dollars worth of damage to carpet and ceiling of the motel room. The man then proceeded to break the blow dryer and server lights for additional $90 dollars in damage. He then did some more damage in the room. The man most likely faces vandalism charges, but I think he just needed some toilet paper.
This story just sounds too familiar.
As interesting and disgusting as this might be, a 10-year-old Mexican girl just gave birth to her 3.3lb boy. She gave birth by C-section and had really bad life-threatening complications which included seizures. It is not known yet if the girl was a victim of rape nor who the father is, but it is currently being investigated.
Whats interesting is that Mexican state laws prevent young mothers from having abortions unless proven by the mothers that they were victims of sexual assault. Also the legal age of consent is 12 years of age and women who have abortions in Puebla face a fine or prison sentence if they are unable to prove that they were raped. I believe the laws are also under current review.
This is not the first case of young girls giving birth. In August of 2010 a 11-year-old girl Amalia had a child two weeks premature after being raped by her stepfather when she was 10 years old.
Upper West Side doesn’t just come with a pretty view but a insanely weird mosquito invasion.
These rare mosquitoes are extra blood-thirsty and active year-round. Carlin saw some of them in a lab after they were collected in the unlikeliest of places, Bernard Lagan’s home on West 84th Street.
“They trapped 150 mosquitoes in the basement in a 24-hour period coming from underground and into the basement and up in to the house through the air vents and it’s the same story as the other brownstones on this block,” Lagan told Carlin.
It’s an invasion that has almost every resident of 84th Street between Riverside and West End Avenue slapping, scratching and suffering.
“This mosquito is well known for being in sewers in New York,” said Dina Fonseca, a professor at the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology.
Fonseca said the blood suckers’ scientific name is Culex Pipiens Molestus and that they thrive year-round in sewers and feast on humans at night.
So get your guns out and lets go hunting.
If you thought that Russian Dolls was bad, wait till you hear about this.
A Russian man who speaks 13 languages and lectured at museums had the corpses of 26 women in his small apartment. Apparently he’s been known by his neighbors to dig up corpses of young women between ages of 15 and 26 who died young.
Anatoly Moskvina, 45, had dug up many of the mummified bodies from graves and some were dressed up and arranged around his three-room apartment in western Russia, according to BNO News. The bodies were discovered after his parents came for an unexpected visit.
Google acknowledges that their results are a bit stale and takes a stab this Thursday to improve on the situation a bit. As we know that a second after any Facebook or Twitter post the news are no longer news but history and its very critical for Google to be on top of the game.
It is also a reflection of how people use the Web as a real-time news feed — that if, for example, you search for a baseball score, you probably want to find the score of a game being played at the moment, not last week, which is what Google often gave you.
Google tried once before to create real-time search, in 2009, when it introduced google.com/realtime, a service that incorporated Twitter posts that Google paid Twitter to use. But that contract expired in July and the two companies could not agree on terms to renew it, so Google disabled the site.
Google makes more than 500 changes to its algorithm a year, but most affect only a small percentage of results. With its new formula, which Google calls a freshness algorithm, Google tried to teach itself the difference between those types of requests, Amit Singhal, a Google fellow who works on search, wrote in a blog post announcing the changes.
“Depending on the search terms, the algorithm needs to be able to figure out if a result from a week ago about a TV show is recent, or if a result from a week ago about breaking news is too old,” he wrote.
“This algorithmic improvement is designed to better understand how to differentiate between these kinds of searches and the level of freshness you need.”
The algorithm uses technology that Google built last year in response to the greater speed at which people were publishing updates online. It is a Web indexing system it calls Caffeine, which crawls the Web more quickly, updating Google’s index of Web sites continuously instead of every couple of weeks. Thursday’s revision changes how Google ranks those links now that it has them in its index, Mr. Patel said.
Also to add to Google’s success or I guess any other search companies success, Facebook will be opening up its public comments to search engines to be indexed. Yay privacy and Facebook.