UFC 111: Dan Hardy VS Georges St. Pierre Tale of the Tape

UFC 111 is once again here and two world title is on the bag. One of which is the Welterweight Title which will be fought between Dan Hardy and Georges St. Pierre.

As of the record, Hardy has been ranked by Sherdog as #4 in the welterweight fighter in the world. This English 6 footer has a style of Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, Boxing and has a reach of 74 inches (188). He has a total of 23 wins, 11 of which by way of knockouts and 4 by submissions.

On the other, his opponent Georges St. Pierre has won as 2009 fighter of the year in World MMA Awards. This Canadian fighter has a style of Kyokushin, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Having a reach of 76 inches (193cm). He had a total wins of 19, 8 by way of knockout and 5 by submission. He a little bit shorter compared to Hardy but has a longer reach. He is also the 2 time and current Welterweight Champion.

UFC 111 Live Fight would we starting soon. Live Streamings are available online. Good luck to all the fighters.

UFC 111 Fight Card and Predictions

Few hours from now, the Preliminary Fight Cards of the UFC 111 event will start. It will feature again the best of the best mixed martial arts fighter in the Octagon which will be held live at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

In this UFC 111 event, two fights are much awaited in the main fight card. In the Welterweight bout, it’s Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy. Georges St. Pierre will be defending his title as the UFC Welterweight Champion. More commonly known as “GSP”, St. Pierre is a force to reckon with his well rounded skills in mixed martial arts.

Meanwhile, his opponent, Dan Hardy is equally good mixed martial arts fighter. Also known as the “The Outlaw”, Hardy began competing in various professional MMA fights 6 years ago in 2004 in competitions such as Cage Force and Cage Warriors. He is the current Cage Warriors welterweight and light-welterweight champion.

Who do you think will win between Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy? Well, based on my predictions, I think that St. Pierre will win this UFC 111 Welterweight fight card. He will be able to defend his reigning Welterweight Championship.

On the other hand, equally exciting match in the UFC 111 main fight card is Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin. Frank Mir is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion who is currently ranked number 3 by MMA authority Sherdog.

His opponent, Shane Carwin is another great mixed martial arts fighter who is currently ranked number 9 by Sherdog in the Heavyweight division.  Carwin is considered as ‘undefeated’ having finished all his fights in the first half of the first round.

Who do you think will win between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin? Well, my prediction is Shane Carwin will win this UFC 111 match against Frank Mir. It’s mainly because Frank Mir had a motorcycle injury before that caused his femur bone to break. While he may have probably recovered from that incident, his succeeding UFC fights after that showed him to be easily get exhausted and tired.

If you are curious for the complete line of the fights in the UFC 111 event, here is the complete fight cards:

UFC 111 Main Fight Cards
Welterweight: Georges St. Pierre vs Dan Hardy
Interim Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs Shane Carwin
Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs Jake Ellenberger
Welterweight: Jon Fitch vs Thiago Alves
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs Mark Bocek

UFC 111 Spike TV Card
Welterweight: Nate Diaz vs Rory Markham
Welterweight: Ricardo Almeida vs Matt Brown

UFC 111 Preliminary Fight Cards
Lightweight: Kurt Pellegrino vs Fabricio Camoes
Light Heavyweight: Rodney Wallace vs Jared Hamman
Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs Tomasz Drwal
Welterweight: Matthew Riddle vs Greg Soto

USA New Health Reform Bill: Summarized in 5 Topics

USA got their New Health Care Bill now and everyone must admit that only few was about to decipher its meaning and contents. If you’re one them, don’t worry, you still belong to the majority. The thousand paged bill has not been understood by all. If you dare to read it page by page, you can do so. But I bet after you read it, you were not able to understand it because of its bureaucratic contents.

I was able to stumble upon a CNN report summarizing it on only in 5 topics.

1. Health insurance companies can’t discriminate against you because you have a pre-existing condition – before you can apply for an insurance premium, there has been a part there in the application form asking for details of illnesses or health conditions present in you and those having one are not allowed to apply. This is before, but the with the New Health Care Bill, it would be gone. No more discriminations for applicants having pre-existing conditions. This could be a disadvantage to insurance companies though.

2. Young people can remain on parents’ insurance until age 26 – in increases the range though. Not all young people can find job that offers health insurance. Before, insurances companies are excluding children from their parents’ insurance as early their 19th birthday.

3. You could get a subsidy to buy insurance if you make less than $88,000 per year for a family of four – this assistance depends on you income, marital status and location you are living. There would be calculations for his one.

4. If you don’t get insurance from your employer, that might change – companies having 50 employees or more are required to offer a health or else fines would be imposed to them.

5. The health care reform legislation has some benefits for senior citizens, but it might have some disadvantages as well – as covered by the Bill, senior citizens will have free preventive screenings such as for cancer and diabetes. Another thing is that, there would no more cut off in their coverage once they reach beyond $2,830 on prescription drugs. However, the expenditure for Medicare Beneficiaries would have 2% or less each from 4% they receive previously.

Understanding the 5 topics could somehow contribute a lot to your confused mind. Basically it covers majority of the entire contents of the bill.

Facebook Planning to Add “Place” Feature

The world’s famous social networking site, Facebook has been planning to add Place feature. This is often confused with its Location. What’s the difference then? Marshall Kirkpatrick has the answer. “The difference between location and Place is a significant one. Substantial resources are dedicated by location-aware social networks to determine what ‘place’ your location refers to”, he explained.

This allows a user to include the place you are locations in addition to status messages. It has been the trend on social networking sites nowadays along with web links. If this feature would be added there would be added policies to the privacy section. The site says it is announcing the changes for review before they go into effect so users will have time to read them and post comments.

If this feature would take effect, it would be an added advantage to Fan pages of restaurants and tourist destinations that could somehow increase revenues.

All these things would be made clear as Facebook will have its annual f8 conference for its developers this coming April 21 in San Francisco, California.

Kids Choice Awards 2010: Complete List of Nominees and Winners

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is set to reveal its winners March 27 at around 8-7 pm EDT. Each year, kids will be voting up for their favorite movies actors, TV Shows, video games and a lot more. It will be aired live from Nickelodeon Network. This year, Kevin James of Paul Blart: Mall Cop will be hosting the event.

Among the favorites is Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus having 3 nominations along with the movie Twilight. Twilight’s casts is sure to be present in the event.

Here is a complete list of the 2010 Kid’s Choice Awards:

Favorite TV Show

iCarly The
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor

Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas

Favorite TV Actress

Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Keke Palmer

Favorite Music Group

Black Eyed Peas
Jonas Brothers
Linkin Park

Favorite Female Singer

Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Singer

Sean Kingston

Favorite Song

“I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
“Paparazzi,” Lady Gaga
“Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
“You Belong with Me,” Taylor Swift

Favorite Movie

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Favorite Movie Actor

Zac Efron
Taylor Lautner
Shia LeBeouf
Tyler Perry

Favorite Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock
Miley Cyrus
Megan Fox
Zoe Saldana

Favorite Cartoon

The Penguins of Madagascar
Phineas and Ferb
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants

Favorite Reality Show

American Idol
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Female Athlete

Danica Patrick
Misty May Treanor
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Favorite Male Athlete

Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Ryan Sheckler
Shaun White

Favorite Video Game

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario Kart Wii
Wii Fit
Wii Sports Resort

Favorite Book

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series
“Twilight” series
“Vampire Diaries” series
“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

Favorite Animated Movie

A Christmas Carol
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Monsters vs. Aliens

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Jim Carrey, “A Christmas Carol”
Seth Rogen, “Monsters vs Aliens”
Ray Romano, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinsosaurs”
Reese Witherspoon, “Monsters vs Aliens”

Winners will posted later on. Stay tuned.

Daylight Savings Time 2010 Prompts Time Change in Spring 2010

A lot of people in various countries are confused on what will be the standard time in their clocks since Daylight Savings Time has just recently been incorporated.

The idea behind Daylight Savings Time is to conserve energy since upon its implementation, we literally lose one hour during the night. Losing one hour at night can save us energy since we don’t really need much energy in lighting our homes during the day.

So how do you know when will you adjust your clocks to adapt on Daylight Savings Time this year 2010? Accordingly, Daylight Savings Time in the US comes into effect on March 14, 2010 at exactly 2 am in the morning.

In Daylight Savings Time, the so-called “Spring Forward” prompts you to adjust your clocks one hour ahead of the time to lessen the day time of a day. So when your clock strikes at 2am on March 14, 2010, adjust it and make it 3am.

In addition, you need to revert it back to the standard time on November 7, 2010 at the same time at 2am in the morning. Dubbed as the “Fall Back”, clocks will be adjusted one hour more to gain an extra hour. So when your clock striked at 2am on November 7, 2010, adjust it and make it 1am.

I hope you clearly understood how to adjust your clocks in Daylight Savings Time 2010 so as to avoid confusion in your scheduled meetings and conference calls most especially if you are professional which have company or business meetings.

Latest on Sandra Bullock: Will Not Attend Kids’ Choice Awards

Sandra Bullock, Oscar’s Best Actress for the movie Blind Side has been out of the public view ever since the infidelity issue of her husband Jesse James came out. Her representative said there has been no plans for her to attend the Kids’ Choice Awards by Nickelodeon.

It has been known that Sandra cancelled her UK premier appearance of her movie Blind Side. In the event, she has been nominated as Favorite Movie Actress for Blind Side and The Proposal along with Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana.

Last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards, she attended with all smiles with Hugh Jackman. Her representative gave no comments on Sandra’s whereabouts.

GM Recalls 5,000 Heavy Duty Vans

General Motors has announced to stop the production and sale of their heavy duty vans Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. About 5,000 vans has been recalled due to engine failure “until a fix to the faulty alternator can be determined”. There has been a statement from GM saying that those owners who purchased the van between February and March this year has to stop driving it, part it outside away from buildings and other vehicles and if possible disconnect both battery cables.

Few of the vehicles were sold on retail and about 1,300 are in rentals and other group. Fortunately, there has been no reports of accidents that has been reported in relation to the recalled vehicles.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: Baby Rumors Confirmed Not True

It has been a tough life for the most talked about couple in Hollywood lately. A lot speculations has been spreading out that among them is Kris having baby with Rob. There has been Australian Tabloids namely ‘Star Pulse’ and ‘News Weekly’ who has been saying that Kristen sought a pregnancy test but the nevertheless, it has been 8 months and she remained to have a flat tummy. Obviously pregnancy rumors are just a heresy.

The couple has been so hot lately and much loved by fans after their two Twilight movies by Summit as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. The third movie Eclipse is coming out soon. These speculations that has been coming out is just part of their soaring fame. People are all-eyes on them and it is really inevitable that every single detail that they would be doing, good and bad followers and keeping on track.

Video of Bush Wipes Hand on Clinton in their Visit to Haiti

Two former US Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton both have recently visited the country Haiti to extend their help and hope for all Haitians with their Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund which has raised about $37 million donors for Haitians.

However, it seems that one of them, former President Bush is not so sincere with his visit to Haiti as it is clearly seen in a video wiping his hand on Clinton’s clothes after shaking hands with some Haitians.

In that video, after Bush shakes hands with a member of the Haitian crowd, he wipes his hand on Clinton’s shirtsleeve. What do you think could be the reason why Bush wiped his hand on Clinton’s clothes? Or did he really wipe it in the first place? Was it intentional?

For curious people, here is the video of Bush as he wipes his hand to Clinton’s longsleeve after shaking hands with some Haitians in the crowd.