Sunday, June 30, 2013

Learn traditional Canadian dance moves


Learn some traditional Canadian dance moves with this nifty video. This educational video teaches you the basics of the most time-honoured and traditional Canadian dances.

See the list of moves
- The Lumberjack
- The Friendly Backpacker
- Scrape the Windshield
- The Cross-Country Skier
- The Beaver
- Pile the Poutine
- Pump the Keg
- Skate the Pond
- Spell Your Name in the Snow
- The Curler
- The Glove Save
- The Dog Sled
- Paddle the Canoe
- Skip the Goose Poop
- The Maple Leaf
- Carry the Two-Four
- Tap the Syrup
- Cold as Ice
- Raise the Cup

Brazil stun Spain in Confederation Cup Final

Brazil have won the Confederations Cup after thrashing World and European champions Spain 3-0 in a one-sided final at a raucous Maracana Stadium. Fred scored twice and Neymar once for the rampant hosts while the stunned Spaniards endured a miserable night, missing a penalty and finishing with 10 men.

 Brazil produced a breathtaking performance at the Maracana to overwhelm Spain and claim their third consecutive Confederations Cup title. Driven on by the passion of a fiercely partisan crowd, the five-time world champions signalled their intent ahead of next summer's World Cup by ending Spain's 29-match unbeaten record with a majestic display.

Brazil have not lost a competitive match on home soil since 1975 and you have to go back to 1934 to find the last time Spain had beaten them in a competitive match, home or away.

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT WARREN BUFFET: RICHEST INVESTOR IN THE WORLD



1) Warren bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!

2) He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.

3) He still lives in the same small 3 bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.

4) He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.

5) He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.

6) His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis.

7) Warren Buffet has given his CEO's only two rules.

Rule number 1: Do not lose any of your share holder's money.

Rule number 2 : Do not forget rule number 1.

He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch television.

9) Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

10) Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

11) His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself.

12) He has donated $31 billion (85% of his fortune) to charity.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Incredible transformation of gun victim who had most extensive face transplant ever performed

When Richard Norris, who lives in a remote home in Hillsville, Virginia (far right), shot himself in the face in 1997 he lost his nose, lips, tongue and jaw. He had dozens of surgeries that left him with a new face each time (far left). But doctors have now turned the 37-year-old's life around after performing one of the most complex face transplants in history, giving him new features, teeth, muscles and nerves. While he used to always wear a mask and only shop at night, he now he barely turns a head when he ventures outdoors (centre).- dailymail UK

Doping is “part of the job” of being a pro cyclist says Armstrong

The dirty past of the Tour de France came back on Friday to haunt the 100th edition of cycling’s showcase race, with Lance Armstrong telling a newspaper he couldn’t have won without doping. In an interview with interview with Le Monde, Armstrong told Le Monde he still considers himself the record-holder for Tour victories, even though all seven of his titles were stripped from him last year for doping. He also said his life has been ruined by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation that exposed as lies his years of denials that he and his teammates doped. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NFL star Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

23 year old New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested yesterday Wednesday June 26th  at his mansion in Massachusetts in connection with the murder of another player whose body was found near his home.

The body of 27 year old former semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was found on June 17th in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. Police say he had been shot multiple times in the groin, back and chest. Hernandez has since been remanded into custody without bail.

Prosecutors say there was communication between the Odin Lloyd (pictured above) and Hernandez just 10 hours before Odin's death. They say they have video showing Lloyd getting into Hernandez' car around that time. They also say Hernandez had been texting Lloyd.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

10 tidbits about Canadians we learned from StatsCan today

According to data released today, 64.8 per cent of working-age women now have a post-secondary education, compared with 63.4 per cent of men -- the first time the percentage for women has bypassed that for men. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)
Statistics Canada released the second batch of figures Wednesday from its voluntary National Household Survey, looking at labour, education, workplace, commuting, work language and mobility and migration.
Some highlights:

Higher learning

  • 64.8 per cent of working-age women now have a post-secondary education, compared with 63.4 per cent of men — the first time the percentage for women has bypassed that for men.
  • Women accounted for 59 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 34 with a university degree, compared with 47.3 per cent of their 55- to 64-year-old counterparts.
  • Read more about education trends in Canada

Employment data

  • The most common occupations for women in 2011: retail salesperson; administrative assistant; registered nurse; cashier; schoolteacher. The most common occupations for men: retail salesperson; truck driver; retail and wholesale manager; carpenter; janitor, caretaker and building superintendent.
  • Canada had more than three million workers aged 55 and over in 2011, comprising 18.7 per cent of total employment, compared with 15.5 per cent in 2006.
  • Employment rates were highest in Yukon (69.7 per cent), N.W.T. (66.8 per cent) and the Prairies, particularly Alberta (69 per cent) and Saskatchewan (65.1 per cent). Rates were lowest in Newfoundland and Labrador (50.7 per cent) and Nunavut (52.1 per cent).

Wimbledon suffers injuries setback as seven players pull out of tennis tournament

Seven players have been forced to pull out of Wimbledon on Wednesday in the most injury-hit second round in the competition's history.
Women's second seed Victoria Azarenka and men's sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among those who withdrew.
Organisers rejected Azarenka's claims that the courts were of poor quality, describing them as "high quality".
But Maria Sharapova, who lost to Michelle Larcher De Brito on court two, referred to the surface as "dangerous....Grass makes you move in a different way to clay and players use completely different muscles and a different technique."
Earlier, Steve Darcis, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round, pulled out with a shoulder problem, while both Marin Cilic and John Isner retired with knee injuries and a left hamstring problem ended Radek Stepanek's campaign.
Yaroslava Shvedova then also withdrew ahead of her second-round match with eighth seed Petra Kvitova, citing an injury to her right arm.
"There has been a high number of withdrawals at the Championships today and we sympathise with all the players affected," said Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis in a statement (BBC)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is Lord Stanley's Cup worth to a National Hockey League team?




Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Win Will Add $50 Million To Team's Value

What is Lord Stanley’s Cup worth to a National Hockey League team? For the Chicago Blackhawks, who defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 last night at TD Garden to win the 2012-13 Stanley Cup in six games, about $50 million.
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24:  Rocky Wirtz of the Chic...
Rocky Wirtz of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with the Stanley Cup following a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
The Blackhawks, who also captured the Cup in 2009-10, were already the league’s fourth-most valuableand  sixth-most profitable team, worth $350 million and posting operating income (in the sense of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $20.5 million during the 2011-12 season.
Although team owner Rocky Wirtz says the Blackhawks are losing money, it is only because his math omits revenue from United Center Joint Venture, which operates the arena Wirtz co-owns with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. (I wrote eight years ago about how a report on league finances compiled by former Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. excluded suite revenue from the United Center in the hockey team’s revenue).
This explains why the Blackhawks have among the lowest general ticket pricesof any big-market NHL team, have among the priciest suites (about $200,000 per year, on average) and have among the highest prices for concessions and parking. Blackhawk fans can be expected to pay more next season.
Another off-balance sheet beauty: Comcast CMCSA +0.78% SportsNet Chicago, the regional sports network of which the Blackhawks own 20%. The RSN earns money from both advertising and carriage fees yet pays the hockey team less than $8 million a year in rights fees. This past regular season the Blackhawks had the NHL’s fourth-best average local cable rating (5.5), 77% higher than the previous season. But CSN Chicago had an average affiliate fee of just $2.75 last year according to SNL Kagan, significantly lower than its sister RSNs in Washington D.C. ($4.02), Philadelphia ($3.18) and Bay Area ($3.05). That will change soon.
Most of the $50 million in added value will come from additional revenue from United Center JV (suites, concessions, advertising) and more advertising and carriage income from CSN Chicago. That is why Wirtz will likely still claim the team is losing money even if Johathan Toews and Patrick Kane lead the Blackhawks to another Cup. But you would have to pony up $400 million or so to snatch the team from him. (Forbes)

10 Players to watch in CFL (Canadian Football League) 2013


The 2013 CFL regular season gets underway June 27 in Winnipeg with the Blue Bombers hosting the Montreal Alouettes.

Here are 10 players to watch this year:

Chad Owens, Toronto: The 31-year-old Hawaiian was sensational in 2012, posting a league-record 3,863 all-purpose yards while leading the CFL in receiving with 94 catches for 1,328 yards and six TDs. And the league's outstanding player capped his stellar season by helping Toronto win the 100th Grey Cup.
Five to Watch


With the 2013 CFL regular season kicking off Thursday at brand new Investors Group Field, here is a look at five storylines to follow heading into Week 
Jon Cornish, Calgary: The 28-year-old native of New Westminster, B.C., was the CFL's top Canadian last year, and for good reason. Cornish ran for a league-high 1,457 yards to surpass Norm Kwong's 56-year-old record for most rushing yards by a Canadian. Cornish was also the first Canuck to lead the CFL in rushing since '88.

Andrew Harris, BC: The 26-year-old Winnipeg native also served notice last year he's a threat for the top Canadian award. The B.C.
Lions running back ran for 1,112 yards and added 75 catches for 718 yards. Harris scored 11 TDs and his 105 catches since 2011 is tops among CFL running backs.

Emmanuel Arceneaux, BC: It's been two years since the six-foot-two, 211-pound receiver played in the CFL, but he's back with the Lions. Arceneaux originally signed with BC as a free agent in 2009 and in two CFL seasons amassed 130 catches for 1,971 yards - a solid 15.2-yard average - and 12 TDs. He spent the last two years in the NFL.
Geroy Simon, Saskatchewan: The veteran slotback enters his 15th CFL season but first with the Roughriders after being dealt by B.C.
in the off-season. Simon was limited to 54 catches for 700 yards and two touchdowns last year due to hamstring injuries, the first time in 10 seasons he didn't crack the 1,000-yard plateau. Simon, 37, needs 29 catches to break Ben Cahoon's all-time record (1,017).
Buck Pierce, Winnipeg: The 31-year-old arrived at Winnipeg's camp 20 pounds lighter hoping to be more mobile. Injuries have plagued Pierce throughout his CFL career and his health will be a huge factor for the Bombers, who have former fourth-stringer Justin Goltz and newcomers Chase Clement and Max Hall behind Pierce.
Steinberg's MMQB


With the exhibition schedule in the books, and with final cuts having been decided on, this week's MMQB is all about Week 1 of the 2013 season. Let’s get it on. Read Steinberg's MMQB here.
John Chick, Saskatchewan: The defensive end is back with the Roughriders following three NFL seasons. Chick was the CFL's top defensive player in 2009 before signing with the Indianapolis Colts. He helped the Riders win the '07 Grey Cup and come close in '09.
That year, the six-foot-four, 250-pound Chick had 11 sacks and will be counted on to consistently pressure rival quarterbacks in 2013.

Arland Bruce III, Montreal: The slotback enters his 12th CFL season but first in Montreal with quarterback Anthony Calvillo.
Bruce has cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau six times and been a member of two Grey Cup-winning squads. But the 35-year-old's last 1,000-yard campaign was 2010. He had 43 catches for 603 yards last year with B.C. but still scored five TDs.
Mike Reilly, Edmonton: After three seasons serving as a backup in B.C., the six-foot-three, 215-pound Reilly is Edmonton's starter.
The Eskimos acquired Reilly to compete with Matt Nichols for the No. 1 job but the position became Reilly's for good after Nichols suffered a season-ending knee injury.

J.R. Larose, BC: The Lions boasted the CFL's top-ranked defence last year with Cauchy Muamba at safety. He's now in Winnipeg so Larose, 29, an Edmonton native, steps in. Larose should get plenty of support from a veteran Lions secondary but is no rookie. He's entering his third season in B.C. and seventh in the CFL. (Canadian Press)

Messages of love for the 'father of democracy': Touching tributes outside hospital where ailing Nelson Mandela remains in 'critical condition'

Well-wishers have flocked to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria to leave messages of support, pictured, after it emerged that Mandela is in a 'critical condition'. Among the cards were handwritten notes from schoolchildren thanking the inspirational leader, pictured top centre, who helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa, and urging him to get better, pictured top right. It comes as close relatives of the 94-year-old held an emergency meeting at the former anti-apartheid leader's home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, this morning

Alberta flood recovery could take 10 years, says premier

Evacuation orders for most homes across Calgary have been lifted, while Alberta Premier Alison Redford has warned the provincial clean-up effort could take up to 10 years. Redford, who addressed media Monday, said the flooding would have a huge effect on the provincial budget.
The premier announced that the province had approved a $1-billion preliminary emergency fund to deal with the funding. Part of that will be for "cash cards" for residents who have not been able to return home yet. That funding will start to be handed out in the next week or two, she said.

"We talk about responding, we talk about renewal and we talk about rebuilding." Redford said the province is now in the renewal phase. (Cbc)

Rihanna goes off on journalist who branded her a poor role model

Rihanna has let loose on a British journalist who branded her a poor role model to young girls. In her article titled -  “Pop’s poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna’s toxic role model for her army of young fans.”, Daily Mail editor, Elizabeth Ann Jones, talked about her disgust at Rihanna's weed-smoking, boob-exposing lifestyle.

Well trust RiRi to respond. She posted a photo of the journalist on her instagram with the caption:
"LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here's a toxic tip: don't be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What's all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ....That shit ain't clever!!! That shit ain't journalism! That's a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!! Nobody over here acts like they're perfect! I don't pretend that I'm like you, i just live... My life!! And I don't know why y'all still act so surprised by any of it!! "Role Model" is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own fucked up shit to work on, I'll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it's ME!! Call it what ya want!! Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011...APRIL!!! #ElizabethAnnJones"
Read the article that made Rihanna angry HERE 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Chicago Blackhawks' late goals stun Boston Bruins to win Stanley Cup

Blackhawks score twice in final minutes to win Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday night for the second time in four seasons with a wild 3-2 come-from-behind victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Final at TD Garden. Bryan Bickell tied the game with 1:16 remaining in the third period and Dave Bolland won it with 58.3 seconds to play -- the latest in regulation that the Cup-winning goal has been scored.

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
  • Milan Lucic
    1ST
    G: 1SHOTS: 2
    A: 0HITS: 1
    PTS: 1PIM: 0
    +/-: -1TOI: 19:20
  • Duncan Keith
    2ND
    G: 0SHOTS: 2
    A: 1HITS: 1
    PTS: 1PIM: 0
    +/-: -1TOI: 28:51
  • Tyler Seguin
    3RD
    G: 0SHOTS: 1
    A: 1HITS: 1
    PTS: 1PIM: 2
    +/-: 1TOI: 17:55

French Open Champion Rafael Nadal knocked out in first round at Wimbledon

Two time Wimbledon champion, and World No. 5, Rafael Nadal was knocked out in first round at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament today Monday June 24th after losing to Belgian Steve Darcis who is ranked 135th in the world. Nadal was beaten 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Woman lists bizzare reasons she is breaking up with her boyfriend

The image was posted on photo sharing site, Imgur, a few days ago. The guy is probably better off :-)

Friday, June 21, 2013

National Aboriginal Day

 National Aboriginal Day (French: Journée nationale des Autochtones) is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. National Aboriginal Day is an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate the rich contribution Aboriginal people have made to Canada.
On June 21st, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal Day - a day to recognize the unique cultures and contributions of our country's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. National Aboriginal Day itself officially started in 1996 when then Governor General, Roméo LeBlanc, proclaimed the day to be celebrated on June 21, the summer solstice.

99 Amazing Men's Secrets That Will Wow You

Do you believe all these to be true, I doubt?
1. Guys don't actually look after good-looking girls. They prefer neat and presentable girls.
2. Guys hate flirts.
3. A guy can like you for a minute, and then forget you afterwards.
4. When a guy says he doesn't understand you, it simply means you're not thinking the way he is.
5. "Are you doing something?" or "Have you eaten already?" are the first usual questions a guy asks on the phone just to get out from stammering.
6. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.
7. When a guy really likes you, he'll disregard all your bad characteristics .
8. Guys go crazy over a girl's smile.
9. Guys will do anything just to get the girl's attention.
10. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend.
11. When guys want to meet your parents. Let them.
12. Guys want to tell you many things but they can't. And they sure have one habit to gain courage and spirit to tell you many things and it is drinking!
13. Guys cry!!!
14. Don't provoke the guy to heat up. Believe me. He will.
15. Guys can never dream and hope too much.
16. Guys usually try hard to get the girl who has dumped them, and this makes it harder for them to accept their defeat.
17. When you touch a guy's heart, there's no turning back.
18. Giving a guy a hanging message like "You know what? Uh, never mind!" would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking.
19. Guys go crazy when girls touch their hands.
20. Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.
21. When a guy makes a prolonged "umm" or makes any excuses when you're asking him to do you a favor, he's actually saying that he doesn't like you and he can't lay down the card for you.
22. When a girl says "no", a guy hears it as "try again tomorrow."
23. You have to tell a guy what you really want before he gets the message clearly.
24. Guys hate man-loving-men!
25. Guys love their moms.
26. A guy would sacrifice his money for lunch just to get you a couple of roses.
27. A guy often thinks about the girl who likes him. But this doesn't mean that the guy likes her.
28 You can never understand him unless you listen to him.
29. If a guy tells you he loves you once in a lifetime. He does.
30. Beware. Guys can make gossips scatter through half of the face of the earth faster than girls can.
31. Like Eve, girls are guys' weaknesses.
32. Guys are very open about themselves.
33. Its good to test a guy first before you believe him. But don't let him wait that long.
34. No guy is bad when he is courting
35. Guys hate it when their clothes get dirty. Even a small dot.
36. Guys really admire girls that they like even if they're not that much pretty.
37. Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.
38. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice.
39. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.
40. A guy finds ways to keep you off from linking with someone else.
41. Guys love girls with brains more than girls in miniskirts.
42. Guys try to find the stuffed toy a girl wants but would unluckily get the wrong one.
43. Guys virtually brag about anything.
44. Guys cannot keep secrets that girls tell them.
45. Guys think too much.
46. Guys' fantasies are unlimited.
47. Girls' height doesn't really matter to a guy but her weight does!
48. Guys tend to get serious with their relationship and become too possessive. So watch out girls!!!
49. When a girl makes the boy suffer during courtship, it would be hard for him to let go of that girl.
50. It's not easy for a guy to let go of his girlfriend after they broke up especially when they've been together for 3 years or more.
51. You have to tell a guy what you really want before getting involved with that guy.
52. A guy has to experience rejection, because if he's too- good-never-been -busted, never been in love and
hurt, he won't be matured and grow up.
53. When an unlikable circumstance comes, guys blame themselves a lot more than girls do. They could even hurt themselves physically.
54. Guys have strong passion to change but have weak will power.
55. Guys are tigers in their peer groups but become tamed p******cats with their girlfriends.
56. When a guy pretends to be calm, check if he's sweating. You'll probably see that he is nervous.
57. When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl. He really is.
58. When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he's just actually saying, "Please come and listen to me"
59. Guys don't really have final decisions.
60. When a guy loves you, bring out the best in him.
61. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him.
62. If a guy has been kept shut or silent, say something.
63. Guys believe that there's no such thing as love at first sight, but court the girls anyway and then realize at the end that he is wrong.
64. Guys like femininity not feebleness.
65. Guys don't like girls who punch harder than they do.
66. A guy may instantly know if the girl likes him but can never be sure unless the girl tells him.
67. A guy would waste his time over video games and basketball, the way a girl would do over her romance novels and make- ups.
68. Guys love girls who can cook or bake.
69. Guys like girls who are like their moms. No kidding!
70. A guy has more problems than you can see with your Unclad eyes.
71. A guy's friend knows everything about him. Use this to your advantage.
72, Don't be a snob. Guys may easily give up on the first sign of rejection.
73, Don't be biased. Try loving a guy without prejudice and guy without prejudice and you'll be surprised.
74. Girls who bathe in their eau de perfumes do more repelling than attracting guys.
75. Guys are more talkative than girls are especially when the topic is about girls.
76. Guys don't comprehend the statement "Get lost" too well.
77. Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions but still love them more.
78. When a guy gives a crooked or pretentious grin at your jokes, he finds them offending and he just tried to be polite.
79. Guys don't care about how shiny their shoes are unlike girls.
80. Guys tend to generalize about girls but once they get to know them, they'll realize they're wrong.
81. Any guy can handle his problems all by his own. He's just too stubborn to deal with it.
82. Guys find it so
objectionable
when a girl swears.
83. Guys' weakest point is at the knee.
84. When a problem arises, a guy usually keeps himself cool but is already thinking of a way out.
85. When a guy is conscious of his looks, it shows he is not good at fixing things.
86. When a guy looks at you, either he's amazed of you or he's criticizing you.
87. When you catch him cheating on you and he asks for a second chance, give it to him. But when you catch him again and he asks for another chance, ignore him.
88. If a guy lets you go, he really loves you.
89. If you have a boyfriend, and your boy best friend always glances at you and it obviously shows that he is jealous whenever you're with your boyfriend, all I can say is your boy best friend loves you more than your boyfriend does.
90. Guys learn from experience not from the romance books that girls read and take as their basis of experience.
91. You can tell if a guy is really hurt or in pain when he cries in front of you!
92. If a guy suddenly asks you for a date, ask him first why.
93. When a guy says he can't sleep if he doesn't hear your voice even just for one night, hang up. He also tells that to another girl. He only flatters you and sometimes makes fun of you.
94. You can truly say that a guy has good intentions if you see him praying sometimes.
95. Guys seek for advice not from a guy but from a girl.
96. Girls are allowed to touch boys' things. Not their hair!
97. If a guy says you're beautiful, that guy likes you.
98. Guys hate girls who overreact.
99. Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationship...

Miami Heat Win NBA Championship

LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute.

Winning the title they needed to validate the best season in franchise history - and perhaps the three-superstar system they used to build it - the Heat won the second straight thriller in the NBA's first championship series to go the distance since 2010.

"It took everything we had as a team," Dwyane Wade said. "Credit to the San Antonio Spurs, they're an unbelievable team, an unbelievable franchise. This is the hardest series we ever had to play. But we're a resilient team and we did whatever it took."

Two nights after his Game 6 save when the Heat were almost eliminated, James continued his unparalleled run through the basketball world, with two titles and an Olympic gold medal in the last 12 months.

"I work on my game a lot, throughout the offseason," said James, who was MVP for the second straight finals. "I put a lot of work into it and to be able to come out here and (have) the results happen out on the floor is the ultimate. The ultimate. I'm at a loss for words." See the game stats

                           SAS
MIA
   
    • 37.8%
    • 43.9%
    • 31.6%
    • 37.5%
    • 90.9%
    • 68.8%
  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SASMIA
Total Rebounds4343
Offensive Rebounds1211
Turnovers1416
Fast Break Pts:85
Biggest Lead:77
Points in the Paint:4824

Thursday, June 20, 2013

State of Emergency declared in Calgary

Heavy rains, floods and the potential of high river flows have forced Calgary and several communities in Alberta to declare a state of emergency, as city officials warned that the magnitude of the flood could be worse than that of 2005.

Evacuations from areas along the Elbow River are expected later today or tomorrow, Calgary officials said.

Calgary also activated the city's municipal emergency plan late Thursday morning, in anticipation of the heavy flows in the Elbow and Bow rivers reaching the city.
Calgary city officials said the magnitude of the flood could be worse than that of 2005. Evacuations from along the Elbow River are expected later today or tomorrow. (Rachel MacLean/CBC)
The city also opened its Emergency Operations Centre, where key personnel from city business units and external groups such as Enmax, Atco and Alberta Health Services gather to support front-line responders. It serves as the city's multi-agency command centre for large-scale emergencies.