Friday, December 24, 2010

Mississippi Fight In Stands | Mississippi State players fight in stands at basketball tournament -Full Video

Mississippi State's basketball team fought in the stands Thursday night between games at the Diamond Head Classic.

Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney and junior forward Elgin Bailey got into the altercation about 10 minutes before the tipoff of the game between tournament host Hawaii and Utah at the Stan Sheriff Center. Punches were thrown in the fight that lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.

Sidney was seen being escorted away by arena ushers and Honolulu Police, who said later that nobody was arrested.

Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury refused comment until he "finds out all the facts."

Sidney scored 19 points in the Bulldogs' 69-52 win over San Diego earlier Thursday while Bailey had two points.

Sidney, a highly touted McDonald's All-American out of Fairfax (Los Angeles) High, sat out all last season while awaiting clearance from the NCAA. He has appeared in just two games this season and scored 31 points with nine rebounds. Just this week, he was suspended by Stansbury for "conduct detrimental to the team" and was benched for the first-round game loss to Washington State on Wednesday.

saharan cheetah

Scientists capture photograph of rare Saharan cheetah

An elusive Saharan cheetah recently came into the spotlight in Niger, Africa, where a hidden camera snapped photos of the ghostly cat, whose pale coat and emaciated appearance distinguish it from other cheetahs.

In one of the images the sleek, light-colored cat with small spots on its coat and a small head is turning in the direction of the camera, its eyes aglow.

A camera trap recently captured the elusive Saharan cheetah in a vast desert in Niger, Africa

Its appearance, and how the Saharan cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) is genetically related to other cheetahs is open to question, said John Newby, CEO of the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), who is part of the team, along with SCF's Thomas Rabeil and others, who captured the camera-trap snapshots between July ad August. What they know about this species comes from the few photos they've managed to capture. [Image of Saharan cheetah]

"I think we were more happy than surprised when the images turned up, because we knew cheetahs were in the general area because we had seen their tracks on several occasions," Newby said. "However, the area is so vast that picking up an animal as rare as this always entails a lot of luck and good judgment on where to place the cameras."

The animal is so rare and elusive scientists aren't sure how many even exist, though they estimate from the few observations they've made of the animal and tracks that fewer than 10 individuals call the vast desert of Termit and Tin Toumma in Niger home. Fewer than 200 cheetahs probably exist in the entire Sahara. [10 Species You Can Kiss Goodbye]

Losing this cheetah would also mean losing important genetic and biological diversity, as these animals have adaptations for survival in extreme desert conditions.

Their home can reach sizzling temperatures up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius), and is so parched no standing water exists. "They probably satisfy their water requirements through the moisture in their prey, and on having extremely effective physiological and behavioral adaptations," Newby said.

In an effort to conserve water and stay out of the heat, the Saharan cheetah is even more nocturnal than other cheetahs.

Spotting these cats in the wild has been a challenge. "They are incredibly shy and elusive animals," Newby said. In addition, they likely have broad home ranges since their prey – gazelles, hares, large birds and smaller rodents – are relatively scarce. Observations that have been made suggest they prefer caves and rock shelters as breeding dens.

Among the threats to the pale cat are scarcity of prey due to poaching and overuse, and conflicts with herders over stock harassment and killing of their animals, according to SCF. Apparently cheetah skins are prized as prayer rugs or used to make slippers.

"They are suspected of taking goats and even baby camels, and as a result are persecuted just like most other large predators," Newby said. "Work underway with local nomads is putting together the true picture of livestock predation in an attempt to reduce the arbitrary slaughter of carnivores that has massively reduced populations of cheetah and striped hyenas."

Newby and Rabeil say the camera-trap study will provide tangible evidence for the cheetah's existence in the Termit area.

"The more we know about the animal the better we can conserve it, including pinpointing key areas for extra protection," Newby said. "The cheetah’s presence adds weight to arguments for the entire zone’s protection as a nature reserve and strengthens our ability to raise support for conservation activities."

The Saharan cheetah is listed as critically endangered on the 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (IUCN stands for International Union for Conservation of Nature.)

walmart holiday hours

Walmart Holiday Hours: Walmart Christmas Eve Hours

walmart holiday hours

Christmas is almost here. We are enjoying time with family and friends on Christmas even but then we remember that we forgot to get something at the store. Oh no, I hope that Walmart is still open! Well calm down, as of right now Walmart is still open but at 8pm you are going to find it’s closed because of Walmart holiday hours.

Walmart holiday hours aren’t all bad however. The employees at Walmart are more than happy to find out that they do not have to work Christmas day and they get off on Christmas eve. Yes, Walmart is going to be closed on Christmas. Don’t hyperventilate though because Walmart will be open again for the 26th and Walmart holiday hours will be over for another year.

I’m not sure if they have always taken time off for the holidays but as long as I have remembered this has always been the case. I always figured that they might change it up though and start staying open so that they could make some extra profit. This time Walmart surely put workers over profit, good job Walmart! Now you know the Walmart holiday hours.

how to cook prime rib

Cooking a Christmas prime rib and wondering how long it should roast? You're not alone as standing rib roast cooking times and how to cook prime rib are top Google trends on Christmas Eve 2010.

A Prime Rib Roast is also called a "Standing Rib Roast." Cut from the rib section, it is made up of ribs 6 through 12 and a standing Prime Rib Roast can be 2 to 7 ribs. Once roasted, it is sliced into portions which are called "Prime Rib".

Make sure you have an easy-to-read digital meat thermometer on hand. It's important to check the internal temp for the perfect prime rib for Christmas dinner. recommends that you start your prime rib in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees for the balance of cooking time.

The USDA gives the following cooking times for roasting a prime rib:

Bone-in Beef Rib Roast (4-8 lbs): Set oven to 325 degrees

Medium Rare (Internal temp 145 degrees): Roast 23-30 min per pound

Medium (Internal temp 160 degrees): Roast 27-38 min per pound

Medium Rare (Internal temp 145 degrees): Roast 39-43 min per pound

Whole Beef Tenderloin (4-6 lbs) Set oven to 425 degrees

Medium Rare (Internal temp 145 degrees): Roast 45-60 minutes total

standing rib roast recipe

Prime Rib Roast Recipe: Prime rib Roast is one of a good thing to celebrate christmas. If you want to find the Prime Rib Roast Recipe, you come to the right place because I’m ready to post recipe for Prime Rib Roast.

Here’s Prime Rib Roast Recipe for Christmas 2010.

• 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
• 1/3 cup orange marmalade
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
• 1 tablespoon mustard powder
• 1 cup beer
• 1 (8 pound) prime rib roast
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix together the ginger, marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, and mustard. Stir in the beer. Prick holes all over the roast with a 2 pronged fork. Pour marinade over roast. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, basting at least twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour about 1 cup of marinade into the roasting pan, and discard remaining marinade. Pour olive oil over roast, and season with freshly ground black pepper. Insert a roasting thermometer into the middle of the roast, making sure that the thermometer does not touch any bone. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil, and seal edges tightly around pan.
  4. Cook roast for 1 hour in the preheated oven. After the first hour, remove the aluminum foil. Baste, reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and continue roasting for 1 more hour. The thermometer reading should be at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium-rare, and 170 degrees F (76 degrees C) for well done. Remove roasting pan from oven, place aluminum foil over roast, and let rest for about 30 minutes before slicing.

kongu engineering college

Kongu Engineering College (KEC) has announced the Autonomous Results October 2010 on December. The KEC October 2010 Results are now available online on the official website of Kongu Engineering College.

Candidates who have been appeared for the October 2010 Examinations, can check the results online on the below provided link:

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All the best Guys!!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Artie Lange performs at Comedy Cellar in N.Y. in first show since suicide attempt

Artie Lange performed at a New York city club over the weekend in his first appearance on stage since his suicide attempt in January in Hoboken, according to fellow comedian Craig Gass.

Gass spoke of Lange's performance at the Comedy Cellar in New York during an appearance on the Howard Stern show this morning, according to . Gass also posted a photo of himself arm-in-arm with Lange on his Facebook page.

Lange, a regular on the Howard Stern show for many years, has long struggled with addiction. His mother found Lange unconscious Jan. 2 in his Hoboken residence, suffering from nine stab wounds to his stomach, police said at the time.

Lange took a hiatus from Stern's show in December 2009, and told The Star-Ledger at the time that he needed "to try to get my head straight."