Friday, November 19, 2010

Light Up Night Pittsburgh 2010

Light Up Night Pittsburgh 2010 - Light Up Night is turning 50, and to celebrate, Fifth Avenue Place and its retailers will host family-friendly activities throughout a two-day celebration beginning Friday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 20 until 7:30 p.m. Family programming will include the "magical" lighting of the Unity Tree, musical performances by area marching bands and visits by costumed holiday characters.

"As Light Up Night turns 50, Fifth Avenue Place is especially excited to once again participate in the celebration," said Kerry Donahue, retail marketing specialist with the center. "At Fifth Avenue Place, we offer lots of fun activities for families to enjoy in addition to live entertainment, holiday shopping, fine dining and more."

The lighting of the Highmark Unity Tree generates holiday enthusiasm and symbolizes the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The tree – sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and located at the corner of Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street – has been a Pittsburgh tradition since 1953 when it was first introduced by Horne's Department Store.

A new twist this year will occur when the Highmark March – consisting of area marching bands – will pass by the Unity Tree and light the tree on their way to a huge bridge party.

Light Up Night Pittsburgh 2010

Alaska F22 Crash Pilot Identified

Alaska F22 Crash Pilot Identified - The Air Force on Thursday identified a pilot missing after the crash of an F-22 Raptor as military officials worked to set up camps off the Denali Highway in interior Alaska in preparation for a ground search.

Capt. Jeffrey Haney is assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson spokeswoman Corinna Jones said. He is from Jackson, Mich.

Haney, who is married with two children, joined the Air Force in 2003 and has been at the Anchorage base for 4 1/2 years, Jones said.

Air Force personnel planned to search south of the highway, a 134-mile mostly gravel road that runs east from Cantwell, near the entrance to Denali National Park, to Paxson on the Richardson Highway.

"We've got a pretty big logistical operation going on right now, getting equipment, supplies and personnel up to the crash site," said John Pennell, another spokesman for the Anchorage base.

The F-22, a single-seat jet, took off Tuesday from the joint Air Force and Army base for a training run.

The aircraft and a second F-22 practiced individual "intercepts" and were nearing completion of the mission when one jet disappeared from ground radar tracking and from communications with the other aircraft at 7:40 p.m.

Searchers found the crash site Wednesday morning about 100 miles north of Anchorage and an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter was able to land with pararescuemen that afternoon.

An air search has continued, looking for a parachute or a fire started by the pilot.

The Air Force has not established whether the ejection seat was deployed.

Alaska F22 Crash Pilot Identified

Philadelphia Marathon On Sunday

Philadelphia Marathon On Sunday - Although Karl Savage is not running in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon due to an ankle injury, the Roxborough man knows the course and the race as well as anyone.

Savage finished third last year in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 2 seconds, and the 31-year-old expects the times to be even better this year.

"They changed the course this year, taking out one of the hills, so the times should be lower," said Savage, who instead will run in the half marathon that goes off at the same time as the 26.2-mile race.

"This course is mostly flat and fast," Savage said, "so runners in good shape should really do well."

City Representative Melanie Johnson, the executive director of the Philadelphia Marathon, said that construction on Kelly Drive forced the elimination of Lemon Hill from the course. But Johnson said she does not expect the change to alter the enthusiasm of the competitors.

"These are incredible people," she said of the 11,000 runners expected to take off at the start/finish line at 22d Street on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. "It's going to be another great day for the city."

The 17th annual Philadelphia Marathon is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Sunday. The half marathon has 9,000 registered runners, and 3,000 runners are expected to take part in Saturday's Rothman Institute 8-kilometer run.

More than 50,000 spectators are expected to line the course to watch the marathon runners, organizers said. The male and female winners will receive $3,500 each.

John Crews of Raleigh, N.C., won last year's event in 2:17:15, and Jutta Merilainen of Ontario, Canada, was the top woman finisher, in 2:46:44.

The marathon course runs through Center City to Penn's Landing, University City, and Manayunk before winding along Kelly Drive and back to the Art Museum.

Philadelphia Marathon On Sunday

Royal Wedding Date Declared National Holiday

Royal Wedding Date Declared National Holiday - Buzz is building in Britain as we await the news of where and when Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding will take place.

A St. James Palace spokesman said earlier this week those details will be announced "in due course after other members of the Royal Family, Mr. and Mrs. Middleton and the Government have been consulted."

No matter when it is, Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that the day will be a national holiday, says The Daily Mail. If the wedding is held on a Saturday, workers will have either the Friday or the Monday off as well.

Bookies are now favoring May, but speculation ranges from March to August.

March was looking as a less likely prospect as it tends to be rainy - which would give a bad image of London to the rest of the world.

Royal Wedding Date Declared National Holiday

Justin Bieber Tickets Available For UK Shows

Justin Bieber Tickets Available For UK Shows - Justin Bieber tickets for the Canadian star’s UK tour went on sale this morning at 9am, and many shows are already sold out. The pop sensation announced details of upcoming concerts to his six million Twitter followers throughout the week, and will perform ten live concerts here in the UK in March year.

Demand for tickets is high, and ticketing sites have managed to avoid a repeat of the chaos that occurred when Take That tickets went on sale only a few weeks ago. Thousands of Justin Bieber tickets are already listed on trusted fan-to-fan ticket exchange websites, all of which are available here at Mirror Tickets.

Full details of upcoming Justin Bieber live shows are as follows, the cheapest prices on the secondary market are also shown:

NIA, Birmingham - 4th March - £67
NIA, Birmingham - 5th March - £66
Echo Arena, Liverpool - 11th March - £66
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle - 12th March - £65
O2 Arena, London - 14th March - £62
O2 Arena, London - 16th March - £53
MEN Arena, Manchester - 20th March - £70
MEN Arena, Manchester - 21st March - £71
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield - 23rd March - £74
Trent FM Arena, Nottingham - 24th March - £61

Justin Bieber Tickets Available For UK Shows

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day - Today is World Toilet Day. No we're not taking the er, mick: the World Toilet Organisation is today highlighting some humbling facts about world health and sanitation, via a website that keeps track of your movements. So to speak.

We've kept the seat warm for you, so sit down and let us tell you more. The WTO has teamed up with Domestos for the Flush Tracker, a site that shows your poop's progress from your convenience, on a convenient Google Map. It also shows the speed of your stool.

Anyone doing aantal twee in the Netherlands, nommer twee in South Africa, or numer dwa in Poland can follow their flush.

Our bogs look basic next to Japanese toilets , which are just one of many ways the Japanese are technically better than us. Still, at least we have toilets: World Toilet Day is designed to highlight the sad statistic that more than 2.6 billion people -- a staggering 40 per cent of the world's population -- lack access to basic sanitation, with all the attendant health problems. Charities working to improve this sad situation include WaterAid and Charity:Water.

Another use of the Flush Tracker would be to combine it with the Locate My iPhone, should you ever drop your smartphone down the loo. We imagine water damage would be the least of your worries.

Now please wash your hands.

World Toilet Day

Tony Parker Was Texting Brett Barry's Wife

Tony Parker Was Texting Brett Barry's Wife - When you read this story you will understand why I wrote about the "5 SINS" of emotional infidelity rather than the "5 signs." Emotional infidelity wreaks havoc on marriage and is basically disrespectful of the relationship that two people share.

Once again emotional infidelity in the news, Marc Malkin of E! Online (blog) is telling us that the Tony Parker- Eva Longoria triangle with former teammate's wife Erin Barry was essentially a case of emotional infidelity.

In the Tinseltown marriage tumbles, we have a possible emotional infidelity with Bret Michaels and Tish Cyrus -- although at least one report thinks that he is simply playing a cover-up game. Bret Michaels Publicly Denying Affair with Tish- A Cover-Up?‎ -

Then we have David Arquette actually accusing Courteney Cox, his estranged wife of emotional infidelity with her Cougar Town co-star. David Arquette claims Courteney Cox had 'emotional affair'

And now Tony Parker: Marc Malkin says "Parker did exchange naughty texts with a fellow basketballer's wife, but apparently that's as far as it went.

Tony Parker Was Texting Brett Barry's Wife

Guzarish Movie Review

Guzarish Movie Review - Just released, Bollywood film, Guzaarish gets good reviews from different review portals and entertainment sites. With some great reviews, the Guzaarish movie rating ranges from 3 to 5, the average rating being 4 stars out of 5. That’s sure a very good rating and Hrithik Roshan seems to be making a HIT comeback.

Guzarish Movie stars Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Monikangana Dutta, Shernaz Patel and Makrand Deshpande among others. The movie is directed by none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is also directing the music of the movie.

The story of the movie is about a popular, super-talented magician, who becomes paralyzed and bedridden after meeting with a fatal accident. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the role of his nurse, and of course, she becomes a part of his life. Aditya Roy Kapoor also plays a very important role in the film.

So, after so many not-so-good movies in the B-Town, if you have been waiting for something different and something nice, the Guzaarish Movie could be it.

Guzarish Movie Review