Courteney Cox and David Arquette Split Up after 11 Years

It was such a shocking news to know that long time couple Courteney Cox and David Arquette has been separated. They were able to keep the sad news to the public for months already. A post from TMZ has made mention that their divorce was civil and the couple stayed friends. The couple got 1 child and the couple stated that they remained parents and best friends.

They released a joint statement stating: “We have agreed to trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.” It also added, “We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply.”

The couple first met in 1995 on the set of Scream and eventually get married four years later. Both are starring in the up coming Scream movie which will be released next year. Cox became famous for her role on the comedy “Friends” and currently stars in ABC’s “Cougar Town.” Arquette on the other hand is an executive producer of that show and has appeared in numerous films, including “Never Been Kissed” and “3000 Miles to Graceland.”

The couple are hoping they would be treated with dignity by friends, family and the media even though they are not together. October 11 Cox was seen moving out from their house in Beverly Hills, California with a friend and spotted to be ring-less.

A 9/11 Memorial: Summary of News Coverage on September 11, 2001 on Video

A 9/11 Memorial: Summary of News Coverage on September 11, 2001 – Today we remember September 11, 2001 with 9/11 photos, 9/11 memorial, 9/11 quotes and many more. The scar and the emotion of what happened on September 11 remains fresh and always vivid in the minds of those who have witnessed it personally and even on television.

September 11, 2001 began as any ordinary day. The world was normal as it seems. In the United States TV stations are hosting their regulars shows until a plane crashed at the World Trade Center. Everyone thought that it was an accidental crush and there was only the usual sight of a crash… when all of a sudden a second plane crashed into the WTC. The most vivid word I heard from the television news coverage was, “Oh my God!”

During that time George W. Bush seems very calm and composed. That scene on how he reacted is still the subject of debate and authenticity of what really happened on that day. Is it the making of the government itself or was it just terrorists.

To this present day debates are ongoing. The Quran-burning of Pastor Terry Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center and the debate on the mosque near Ground Zero of the 9/11 memorial were issues that are anchored on what happened during September 11.

Let us all go back and witness what happened that day through this 27-minute video coverage summary of September 11, 2001.

Microsoft Formally Introduces Windows Phone 7

NEW YORK  — Microsoft formally introduces on Monday its contender for the smartphone battle. The Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, designed to topple down the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a press event in New York.

“It’s a different kind of phone,” Ballmer said. “It gets you in, gets you out, and back to life as fast as humanly possible.” The series of small icons,  typical in smartphone user interface, is replaced with dynamic and active tiles that is configurable, enabling users to move the tiles and arrange them accordingly to level of interest. Microsoft hopes the layout will be easy to navigate and intuitive for users.

“The Windows Phone 7 lineup is will be used by smartphones by Samsung, LG, and HTC,  which will include nine phone models available in 30 countries,” Ballmer said.

The launching of their new phone operating system is important for Microsoft as it continues to struggle with Apple’s  iPhone and Google’s  Android. Microsoft Windows phone 7 is a fresh start for Microsoft in smartphones as it represents a new approach.  According to comScore, sales of Windows Mobile downed from nearly 20% last year, controlling less than 11% of the U.S. smartphone market share. Many consumers deemed Windows Mobile outdated, both in the software itself and the phones that ran it.

Windows Phone 7, based on  Windows mobile platform,  features user interface made up of “Tiles” which are linked to applications, functions, features, and individual items. It is a multi-touch technology that uses a default dark themed interface, improving energy efficiency on OLED screens.

Applications and features of  Windows Phone 7 are organized into “Hubs”. Windows phone 7 can integrate local and online content which makes Social networking very real. Windows Phone 7’s follows Zune HD’s appearance and functionality for its two multimedia hubs, Music + Video, and Pictures. Console-like gaming experience is possible in Windows Phone 7 as the technology behind XboBox integrated. Windows Phone 7 integrates deeply with other Microsoft products.

According to some reviews online, Windows Phone 7 seems promising but Microsoft will have to put a lot of effort in convincing potential buyers that its unique features are compelling enough to beat the  iPhone, an Android phone or even a BlackBerry.

Soon comments on the Windows Phone 7 is  the inability to cut, copy, and paste and systems inability to support Adobe Flash applications, though the company has revealed that it will work on it in their next version.

Microsoft Phone 7 smartphones would be available in the United States on AT&T’s network which is also crucial for the phone line company as it will end its exclusive contract with Apple for the iPhone in January.

According to AT&T CEO Mobility and Consumer Markets Ralph de la Vega “When Microsoft first showed us Windows Phone 7, we knew it was going to be a winner. It was different than anything we’ve seen.”

Similar to Microsoft, AT&T is looking for ways to bolster its lineup by the end of the year. According to Lloyd Walmsley, senior analyst at Primary Global Resarch “AT&T is  very committed to throwing a tremendous amount of marketing muscle behind the Windows phones”.

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise Fly High

Sunday marked another 1st in world history. Captain Pete Siebold and co-pilot Mike Alsbury flew the world’s first manned commercial spacecraft as part of a standard operational test flight for Sir Richard Branson’s mission to make space travel possible for the public.

Branson stood proudly at California’s Mojave Desert as his spacecraft, VSS Enterprise, landed safely. The monumental event put his vision of commercial space travel a step closer to reality. According to the statement released by Virgin Galactic, the company behind the project, Branson told everyone “Now, the sky is no longer the limit, and we will begin the process of pushing beyond to the final frontier of space itself over the next year”.

“This was one of the most exciting days in the whole history of Virgin. I watched the world’s first manned commercial spaceship landing on the runway at Mojave Air and Space Port and it was a great moment,” Branson said on Sunday as quoted by a spokesperson for Virgin Galactic.

The VSS Enterprise, Virgin Galactic’s commercial suborbital spacecrafts constructed by Scaled Composites, took the air at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters) with mothership, VSS Eve. The flight mission was very successful as the overall goals were met. The main objective was to perform a smooth release from its parent ship and for the spacecraft to return home to its destination safely. The test flight team was most concern with the overall functioning of the systems, testing the handling, stalling, and stability of the ship.

According to Virgin Galactic, the company underwent extensive preparations for Sunday’s flight . The mothership made 40 test flights earlier, including four captive carry flights of “spaceship and mothership mated together.”

In the official statement issued by the company, Virgin Galactic is predicted to spearhead space tourism. “Virgin Galactic is now well on the way to becoming the world’s first commercial space line with 370 customer deposits totaling $50 million,” the company said.

Virgin Galactic envisions future commercial operations at a one flight per week basis with six passengers on board. The $200,000 package comes with at least three days training and the ride itself. Future flights will be held at New Mexico’s Spaceport America.

“What we want to be able to do is bring space travel down to a price range where hundreds of thousands of people would be able to experience space, and they never dreamed that [they] could,” Branson said last year. He also told CNN that he hopes the technology will bring in a new form of Earth travel, taking people across oceans and continents faster through suborbital routes.

About 80,000 people have already put their names on Virgin Galactic’s waiting list for seats so far.

VSS enterprise’s captain, Siebold, was honored to be a part of the first commercial space craft team. “The VSS Enterprise was a real joy to fly, especially when one considers the fact that the vehicle has been designed not only to be a Mach 3.5 spaceship capable of going into space but also one of the worlds highest altitude gliders.”

The VSS Enterprise’s name is adopted from Star Trek’s USS Enterprise.

Comfoods Scam latest update and whereabouts of Huang Family

Comfoods Scam Huang Family
After a week of investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation regarding the multi-million peso Comfoods scam, nothing happened. The Huang Family (Gary, Margarita, and Nicole) are currently hiding. According to GMA news, the president and CEO of Commonwealth Foods Incorporated issued a statement that Gary and Margarita Huang are not connected with Comfoods for more than 10 years. In fact, their share in the company is not significant at all. Maybe they just own less than 1%, or maybe slightly more than that.

There are no recent news about the whereabouts of Gary and Margarita. What we know now is that the eldest daughter, Nicole “Nicky” Huang, is also involved and is hiding in New Zealed. Their youngest, Conrad Huang, is a special child and is clearly not involved in the syndicated estafa that was filed to the Huang family by the victims of the million peso lending scam.

Comfoods is a conglomeration of 3 pioneering food-manufacturing companies, which were merged on September 30, 1968. It’s founded by the Huang family. The three corporations were: Commonwealth Foods, Inc., Philippine Food Industries, Inc., and the Filipinas Biscuit Corporation. With the merger, the three entities were re-organized into the Cofi Division (for Roasted and Instant Coffee products), Philfood Division (for Cocoa and Chocolate products), and Fibisco Division (for Biscuit products) of COMFOODS.

The Cofi Division (Roasted and Instant Coffee products) – The Cofi Division was the original Commonwealth Foods, Inc., organized in January 21, 1951. It commenced production of roasted ground coffee in February 1952 in its own plant in Makati, Rizal – one of the very first locators in what would eventually become Manila’s premiere business center. Four years later, it put up the first instant and soluble coffee manufacturing plant in the country and Asia.

Sixty-one years later, its coffee brand Café Puro continues to cater to discriminating Filipino consumers with its unique “brewed coffee taste”. Aside from its commercial brand, it also services its valued institutional users and buyers of instant and ground coffee.

The Philfood Division (Cocoa and Chocolate products) – Originally the Philippine Food Industries, Inc., “Philfood Division”, began operations in October 1956. It is credited for being the first entity in the Philippines to venture into cocoa and chocolate processing from its plant located at EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Today, it produces various cocoa and confectionery products bearing the umbrella brand name RICOA. These products include Breakfast Cocoa Powder, Sweetened Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Syrup, popular chocolate candies like Curly Tops and Flat Tops, Eucalyptus-mint hard candies Kool Joy, and Big Top chocolate-coated dragees.

It has been exporting cocoa butter since 1956 under the registered trade name, Philfood, to major users in the United States, and Europe.

For industrial users, and bakeshops and hotels, it also produces industrial chocolate coatings, compound coatings, industrial cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and chocolate chips.

The Fibisco Division (Biscuit products) – Filipinas Biscuit Corporation, from which the brand name Fibisco was derived, was originally organized on January 23, 1959 and started commercial production the following year in 1960. It is popularly known for its “English Quality Biscuits” due to the fact that English Consultants set up the plant using English-made machinery, and was initially run by an English Plant Manager.

Fibisco Choco Mallows, Choco Crunchies, Hi-ro, Jolly, Fibisco Chocolate Chip Cookies, Butter Cookies, Butter Crunch, Marie, Soda Crackers and Ginger Snaps, are some of the more established household names for both young and old.

Due to its big name and very well-known people involed, the poor victims trusted their millions to them as an investment. Sadly, they cannot be trusted.

Vancouver’s burgeoning eSports economy

For a long time video gaming has been considered something of a teenage activity. But in the past few years it has managed to overtake music and film as the world’s most profitable entertainment activity. And further to this is the fact that eSports, or competitive gaming, has grown into a massive industry that looks to place Vancouver at the centre of its gaming map.

Competitive gaming really took off with the arrival of broadband technologies at the turn of the 21st century, where a series of huge tournaments like Dreamhack were pioneered that saw teams of players engaging in fast-paced video games in front of thousands of cheering supporters.

As Vancouver has always held an enviable reputation for attracting some of the world’s top gaming brands such as Capcom and Namco Bandai to the city, it was no surprise that Vancouver should cement its gaming appeal by pioneering several key eSports competitions.

The much-missed LANcouver competition paved the way for Vancouver’s nascent eSports scene that has found its rebirth in 2016’s LANtasy tournament that saw gamers competing in pioneering titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.

But it’s the fact that a Vancouver gamer, Kurtis Ling, recently took part of a $6.6 million prize pool in the International Dota 2 Championships that really shows how profitable the activity has become.
The fact that video gaming has become increasingly monetized should be no surprise. As well as RPG and battle arena games, there’s also been the steady rise of online casino sites such as Royal Vegas Casino who have successfully simulated a series of traditional table games such as poker, roulette and blackjack on their site that offers the expected payouts of a standard casino, but can be played from the convenience of just a smartphone.

With Royal Vegas Casino keen to compete in the evermore competitive online gaming sphere, it has become increasingly important for the brand to feature a range of games that cater towards different playing styles and niche markets. This mirrors the rise of Vancouver-based entrepreneurs like Battlefry who aim to facilitate the lucrative, yet chaotic, competitive gaming market by providing a degree of organization for the rapidly-growing eSports events.

Furthermore, there have even been schools in the Vancouver area that have sought to guide the efforts of young eSports players by organizing their own high school competitive gaming tournaments that all goes to show just how far-reaching and embedded this new entertainment genre has become within British Columbia.

Opera Star Joan Sutherland Dies at 83

The music world is mourning as of the moment as the great Opera Soprano Dame Joan Sutherland dies Sunday at the age of 83. The Aussie singer retired 20 years ago and ever since she experience a terrible fall, she has been ill since that time.

Way back August 1947, she made made a significant concert debut in Sydney in Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” From then on, she has graced several operas with her magnificent voice. No opera lover doesn’t know her. Her family has claimed that Sutherland has brought so much happiness to a lot of people. ”She’s a very important person all over the world, but for us this is our family and we’re just trying to come to terms with this,” said Dame Joan’s daughter-in-law Helen.

She last performed with Luciano Pavarotti in a production of Die Fledermaus 20 years ago. She was able to grab her Grammy in 1961 for best classical performer of the year. In her entire career, she was able to record some 40 recordings of 33 different operas, anthologies and other music and was appointed a Dame in the 1979 New Year’s Honours list.

Her 83 years in the world, she has brought so much life in so much operas. The opera star requested a small and private funeral service.

ESPNU College Town Cheats Anyone?

Farmville, Typing Mania, Restaurant City and Mafia Wars are one of the most famous and entertaining games on Facebook.  Game developers didn’t stop though and they created more games to feed all of our addiction!

The new Game ESPNU College Town would allow you to compete with your friends in a variety of college sports to be the best in your conference, earn coins and experience by hosting events at your venues and building entertainment facilities for your students, and build and decorate your campus to increase your enrollment and keep your students happy.  That’s basically the main goal of the game!

It caters to addictions both on College Games and Facebook Games!  All-in-all, I think a lot of people will be addicted to this game.  In a few moments, while this app gains the attention of many, people will be searching for ESPNU College Town cheats and tricks to the game just so that their school is way  far much better than the ones their friends are setting up.

Check out the Facebook Game ESPNU College Town now and see if you yourself will get addicted

Tampa Bay Rays Beat Texas Rangers, Force Game 4 In AL Division Series

The Tampa Bay Rays get to live another day with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. The Rays are still down one game, 1-2, in their best-of-five AL division series with the Rangers. The Rays have forced a Game 4 on Sunday.

The Rangers Ballpark was anticipating a wrap up of the Rangers-Rays series but the Rays somehow found a way to win despite struggling early at bat.

The Rays were just five outs away from elimination as they trailed the Rangers 2-1 in the eighth inning. Carlos Pena made a clutch hit in the eight to tie the score at 2-2 and was followed by a John Jaso run-scoring single that broke the tie in favor of the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2.

Carl Crawford opened the ninth inning with a homer followed by a two-run homer by Carlos Pena to pad the lead, 6-2. A solo homer by Nelson Cruz cut the lead Rays lead, 6-3, but it was not enough to overcome the late onslaught by the Rays.

Ohio State Buckeyes Rout Indiana Hoosiers

Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel celebrated his 100th win as second-seeded Ohio State clobbered Indiana 38-10 on Saturday. The Ohio State Buckeyes remain unbeaten this season at 6-0 and 2-0 in the Big Ten conference. They have won twelve consecutive games and 16 in a row against the Hoosiers.

Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor tossed three touchdown passes, completing 24 out of 30 passes for 334 yards. The Heisman Trophy candidate Pryor hit scoring passes that covered 22 yards to Dane Sanzenbacher, 60 yards to Brandon Saine and 17 yards to DeVier Posey.

Dan Herron opened up the Buckeyes onslaught with a touchdown in the first minutes of play. Herron ran 68 yards on 12 rushes and added two touchdowns for the Buckeyes.

Hoosiers quarterback Ben Chappell was hounded by the Buckeyes all game, completing 16 of 26 for 106 yards and two interceptions. Indiana has been averaging 40 points, close to 350 passing yards and 455 total yards per game but the Buckeyes defense limited the Hoosiers offense.

Ohio State tallied 478 yards while Indiana piled up 210 yards which was less than half their 455-yard average.