Friday, May 30, 2014

Jennifer Lopez - First Love (Lyric Video)-newly released

We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Olodum Mix)-Pitbull,Jennifer Lopez,Claudia Leitte

The Rolling Stones - Shattered (Live) HD-NYC 2006

The Rolling Stones - 14 ON FIRE - Oslo - Jumpin' Jack Flash-26.05.14

Star Wars Episode VII New Trailer (HD) Harrison Ford- a fan tribute

Kellys Thankful as Cancer Treatment Ends

Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly has completed his six weeks of treatment for the recurrence of oral cancer.The NFL football star got his last dose of radiation Wednesday,and finished chemotherapy last week.The radiation was particularly painful,causing him to lose the skin from the roof of his mouth.He had to be fed through a tube.
His wife,Jill Kelly,tweeted the following:
At 1 pm today!IT IS FINISHED!
She went on to tweet:
High Fives.Tears.And A LOT OF THANKS AND PRAISE!!!!
Next will be two to three months of assessment to deteremine if more surgery will be needed.Jim underwent his first operation last June.The squamous cell carcinoma returned and started to spread up his orbital nerve.
This blog will stay on the story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weathering Change:Hewlett-Packard CEO Confident

The shift to mobile devices and cloud computing have had a substantial impact on the financial health of legacy technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard.
We had a very good quarter,said Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman.In fact,our operating margins were up.We think we're gonna have a couple more good quarters.I remain confident in the future of Hewltt-Packard.
Neither PCs nor printers have disappeared.We've been able to stem the decline in our legacy businesses.Any acquisitions we make are likely to be small to medium-sized,directly aligned to our strategy.
After this restructuring program,then we have to build productivity and efficiency into the DNA of Hewlett-Packard.We will build that into our operations.There will be no more big restructurings.The good news is,the rate of decline has slowed dramatically.My view is,the turnaround is right on track.
We need to make scale work to our advantsge.The business will rebound in the years ahead,Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman predicted.
Upon further review,it is totally clear the turnaround is working,agreed CNBC host Jim Cramer.
There has been a 39% climb in share price since Whitman took the reins at HP in 2011,although the company's sales have been declining the past few years.She is making up to 16,000 more job cuts to lower costs,as well as the 34,000 that were previously announced.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Newsline:Change in India,Thailand;Adam Scott Wins

India's Nifty Fifty Index was up Monday on optimism over the swearing in of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi,63,who is seen as business-friendly.On Tuesday,Mr.Modi will have bilateral meetings with foreign leaders who are attending the ceremony,most notably with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,whose presence at the event is unprecedented.Relations between the neighbouring countries have traditionally been tense.*
The MSCI Asia-Pacific index rose 0.29% in early Monday trading.US markets are closed for Memorial Day,which is considered the first of the summer holidays.Shanghai copper gained on declining stockpiles of the metal.*
Thailand's military coup received the approval of King Bhumibol.The army will name an interim premier today.At least hundreds of protestors demonstrated against the regime in the streets of Bangkok.*
In sport,Australia's Adam Scott won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at The Colonial in Fort Worth,Texas.The World Number One shot a nine under par 66 and beat American Jason Dufner in a playoff.He is the first person to win the Texas grand slam-all four PGA tournaments played in Texas.Scott is playing in The Memorial Tournament in Dublin,Ohio this week.
At the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix,AMG Petronas Mercedes continued its sweep of the series as teammates Nico Rosberg of Germany and Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton took first and second,respectively.Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo of Australia won the third spot in the royal box,while his teammate,the reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel,retired with mechanical problems.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Refugee" (Official Music Video - HD 1...

The Rolling Stones - 14 ON FIRE Opening Night - Abu Dhabi -newly released

Rolling Stones - Angie (HQ) -Slide show

Interstellar -- Trailer -- Official Warner Bros.

Lauryn Vyce - Fallin - Music only

New Study:Pancreatic,Liver Cancer Deaths on the Rise

The list of most deadly cancers in the US will change over the next 16 years,a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Research projects.Today,the top three killers are lung,breast cancer for women/prostrate cancer for men,and colorectal cancer.By 2030,the study funded by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network found that lung,pancreatic and liver cancers will be the top three causes of cancer death.The top diagnoses in 2030 are predicted to be lung,breast/prostrate,thyroid,melanoma and uterine cancers.
The projections for deaths from pancreatic and liver cancers are startling,said Lynn Matrisian,PhD,MBA,vice president of scientific and medical affairs at the PCAN.This study is a call to action to the scientific and clinical communities,as well as the population at large,to increase attention,awareness,and ultimately progress in the fight against pancreatic cancer.*
The new estimate considered two factors:the demographic trends of an aging population and the growing population of minorities,some of whom are more susceptible to certain cancers;and the changes in the average annual percentages of cancer incidence and deaths related to better screening and prevention on the one hand,and the prevalence of smoking and viral infections on the other.*
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose because access and imaging are limited by the location of the pancreas in the body.As well,it is difficult to treat because the tumours are surrounded and infiltrated by dense connective tissue that is believed to impede drug delivery.Data also suggest a tendency for the tumours to metastisise early in the course of the disease.Add to that the fact that less than 20% of the tumours are operable.*
The PCAN aims to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020 through heightening awareness,raising funds for comprehensive private research,advocating for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics,better treatments and increase the chances of survival.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Media Profile:Billboard Magazine

New York-based Prometheus Global Media owns Billboard magazine.It also owns The Hollywood Reporter and Ad Week magazines.Billboard is a weekly trade publication aimed at music industry professionals such as artists,record company executives,DJs and music retailers.*
Billboard is best known for its weekly charts that gauge the popularity of recordings,as well as the Billboard Music Awards,which were just given out Sunday night in Las Vegas,and the Billboard Latin Music Awards.There are more than 200 Billboard charts,most of them genre-specific.The two most prominent charts,the Billboard Hot 100(singles) and Billboard 200(albums) are genre-neutral.The charts are based on digital downloads,internet streaming and radio airplay,as determined primarily by the Nielsen SoundScan tracking system.*
The Hollywood Reporter covers the entire entertainment industry,from film to television and music,with a notable expertise in the awards circuit,while Ad Week is a trade publication for the media industry.*
Billboard is published in both print and online forms 51 weeks a year.It is available on newsstands in music industry cities such as Los Angeles,New York and Nashville.There are three Billboard for B2B; for consumers;and*
The Billboard Music Awards 2014 telecast won the ratings sweep Sunday night,and was the most-watched BBMA broadcast in 13 years,according to Billboard.It generated buzz with its hologram of the late Michael Jackson singing "Slave to the Rhythm" from his new posthumous album "Xscape;" as well as performances by Lorde and Jennifer Lopez of their new songs "Tennis Court" and "First Love," respectively.Lopez also won the first BBMA Icon Award.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday Newsline:Analysing Asia's Prospects;British Cycling Double Win

Asian stocks fell Monday on a decline in China's GDP and in its housing price growth.The GDP fell from 2.9% in Q4 to 2.5% in Q1.Housing prices rose in only 44 of 70 cities.There were no cities in China where real estate outperformed the money market.Gary Evans,head of equity strategy at HSBC,said that's pretty negative for Chinese growth.Real estate is the single biggest driver of domestic demand.*
Thailand's GDP declined on political unrest,dropping 2.1% on the quarter and 0.6% on the year.These factors,plus a fall in iron ore prices hurting Australian miners,sent the MSCI Asia Pacific index down 0.26%.*
I think the Thai problem is gonna rumble on for a long time,Mr.Evans continued.The appetite of many investors is for restructuring-as in Mexico.China is getting a little nervous about how fast home prices are coming down.We like Indonesia and China's state-owned enterprises.The thing is,whether a market is moving in the right direction.It doesn't take much to move Indonesia in the right direction.*
I'm underweight on Japan.Everyone is sitting on a loss-making position,thinking it will get better,but it isn't going to happen.In every country there are vested interests resisting change,and Japan is such a place.*
India's Nifty Fifty Index rose 0.88% on Monday becuase of euphoria over their new prime minister,Narendra Modi,who was first minister of Gujarat state.India is the most over-owned market globally,Mr.Evans pointed out.There will be a shift to Indian energy,utilities and infrastructure stocks.I think the selloff starts maybe today.Then people will buy back in because India is still a good story.The rupee is probably getting close to an equilibrium.
How Mr.Modi will react to Pakistan is uncertain so far.He gets things done:that's what people have bought into,because we don't know what his policy is gonna be.To me,India is like the EU with its many states.Running the central government is different from running just one state as Mr.Modi did.I think inflation is gonna be the key issue,HSBC's Gary Evans noted.*
In sport,Great Britain scored a cycling double victory in the Amgen Tour of California Sunday.The Tour's Stage 8 ended in Thousand Oaks and was won by the current British Champion,and former World Champion,Mark Cavendish from the Isle of Man.To be fair really,I'm in the form of my life,Cavendish said.I just had some French toast for breakfast-I wasn't expecting a tour.Im super happy about that.*
Britain's Bradley Wiggins won the overall yellow jersey for the Amgen Tour,and had previously won both the Tour de France and London Olympics gold medal in 2012.It's right up there as a satisfaction,Sir Bradley said.It's nice to still be winning at this age,34.
His wife and two children were on hand in Thousand Oaks to help him celebrate.*
Amgen(AMGN),HSBC Holdings(HBC)

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Rolling Stones - You Got Me Rocking - Live On Copacabana Beach

Demi Lovato - Neon Lights (Official)

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Principle Photography Starts Tomorrow - AMC Movie ...

Jim Kelly Speaks Out on Cancer,Buffalo Bills Sale

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is a man fighting two battles at once.One is against the agressive oral cancer that threatens his life;the other is against the commercial interests in Ontario,Canada or elsewhere that may buy and eventually relocate his beloved Buffalo Bills,who are for sale following the death of founder and owner Ralph Wilson.In a statement released Thursday by his company,Jim Kelly,Inc.,Kelly said this cancer has been rough.It's hurt really bad and the treatments have kicked my butt.But my faith in God is strong and I'm back home in Buffalo working with a good team of doctors.I'm not out of the woods by any means,but we think the treatments are going well and I know I'm going to beat this.*
In an interview with The Buffalo News,Jim went into considerable detail about his struggles.It just seems like you're falling apart,the Western New York hero said.I went two weeks without eating.No tastebuds,no nothing.I wasn't getting any nutrition.Finally they had to put a feeding tube in.The radiation is burning my mouth.I have no skin on the roof of my mouth,but I'm getting through it.I've had such a supporting cast,not only from my family,but from Western New York-and all over the world.That surprised me.I have eight more radiation treatments and one more chemo treatment left.
I've gotten a number of emails from people who have been through the same thing with suggestions on how to deal with it.That helps.I fight every battle every day.I'm not scared to die.I know my tomorrows are going to be better than today.I know I'm going to see my late son again.
I still have so many things I've got to do-making sure the Bills stay in Buffalo.I'm battling,but it's not the battle I want to fight right now.I'm trying to do all I can right now.
Keep voicing your opinion.Whoever the new owner is,Western New York has to be the destination.Donald Trump is excited.We should know in the next six months who the players are,a very alert and determined Jim Kelly told sports writer Mark Gaughan from his black leather rocker with a red pillow.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Target Takes Drastic Steps After Breach

Target is still wrestling with the aftermath of last year's massive electronic security breach,exposing the personal information of more than 110 million customers to cyber criminals.Now its CEO Gregg Steinhafel has resigned after his 35 years of service with the company.
That this looks like it was preventable is pretty distressing,said Jeff Sonnenfeld of the Yale School of Management.They definitely need the expertise of new Chief Information Officer Bob DeRodes,former tech advisor to the Department of Homeland Security,who also has experience at Home Depot and other great retailers.The forays into Canada with the opening of 24 stores were also disappointing,along with the El Nino winter weather or whatever it was.
As to the Target board of directors,John Stumpf,CEO of Wells Fargo,is a banker's banker,very much on top of his game.Ann Mulcahy,former Xerox CEO,is not the kind of person who would act abruptly unless it was necessary.*
Target's customer credit and debit card data was hacked into during the holiday season 2013 cyber attack.The nation's second largest retailer has suffered from a slump in sales and stock price in the wake of the cyber disaster.Besides hiring a new CIO and searching for a new CEO,the Minneapolis-based company plans to switch to state of the art chip-and-PIN card security.*
Target Stores,Inc(TGT)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Newsline:Hit Shows Canceled by China;Indian Elections End

Gold miner stocks fell in Asia today along with the price of gold on a perceived lessening of tension in Ukraine.Unofficial voting on independence for Eastern Ukraine went ahead,although clashes with Ukrainian troops were reported.There were some long lines at the polls,but voters were seen voting twice.The provisional government in Kiev and Western countries reject the vote as illegitimate and illegal.
The separatists are claiming the voters showed massive support for independence.*
The MSCI Asia Pacific index was down 0.30%.Basic materials declined 1.0% in Australia,with industrial metals falling 2.17%.Basic materials also fell in the Hang Seng Index.*
Four popular American TV shows on webcaster Sohu have been canceled by the Chinese authorities,including "Big Bang Theory." No specific reason was given.China is in transition,said Sohu founder and CEO Charles Zhang.China is in reform.It's very hard to define what is legal and what is illegal.We fight piracy and we get American TV shows into China.Look at how far we've come along,so I am still satisfied,Mr.Charles explained.China is currently drafting rules for streaming video.*
India's month-long national elections are ending today.The fiscal challenges such as inflation must be met after the euphoria of the elections,said Radhika Rao of DBS.The fiscal budget has to be tabled before July.The budget must be based on realistic expectations.
Inflation will be a risk,fueled by unfavourable weather.Rates will be hard to cut with inflation.There are also stalled infrastructure projects and the current accounts deficit.To maintain momentum,the new government must be formed and tackle the issues pretty soon,Ms.Rao pointed out.*
In sport,Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona Sunday,increasing his lead in the overall standings.It was his fourth straight victory.His teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany came in second,and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo took third on the podium.
Another German,golfer Martin Kaymer,won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach,Florida.It was the second biggest win for Kaymer,who has also won the PGA Championship,a major.American Jim Furyk came in second,and Sergio Garcia of Spain took third place on the leader board.

Friday, May 9, 2014

ROLLING STONES - Tumblin' Dice featuring Lisa Fischer

Coldplay: Always In My Head Pre-Release

Shakira - Dare (La La La) New Release

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer 2015 (Fan-Made) Sets the mood.

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Cast Announced - AMC Movie News

Jim Kelly Makes Video For Fans

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly made a short video for his fans last week,which was posted to Facebook.The Buffalo Bills legend was halfway through his treatment regimen for oral cancer that had recurred following surgery last June.His wife Jill said it was a stretch for Jim to make the video,but he wanted to thank everyone for their support.
Jim asked for their continued prayers because he still needs them.Without the prayers,he couldn't make it through his ordeal.As of last week,he had been through 19 radiation treatments and two rounds of chemotherapy for the spreading squamous cell carcinoma.His eyes were alert and his voice sounded fairly strong,although his speech was slightly slurred.
Jim's been following the NFL draft very closely and watched it with his family tonight.He correctly predicted that the Buffalo Bills would trade up and select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
Jim's former teammate Thurman Thomas has been visiting him regularly now he is at home in Buffalo being treated on an outpatient basis since Easter.Thomas said Jim is doing much better than when he was in a New York City hospital.Still,there are bad days along with the good,and the challenge is by no means over.This blog intends to stay on the case and keep the support rolling.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits:Spider-Man;ISM Report;U-2 Spy Plane

This is the housing sell season,said CNBC host Jim Cramer.There's no inventory.Prices are being bid up,I know in the tristate area.It's too hot.*
I like 2:45 for a stock market rally.A great rally takes place at 2:45 and runs till 3:15.That's the sort of rally you want to trust.*
Though topping the May 2-4 box office,Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't do quite as well at bragging rights over its opening as Disney's Captain America:The Winter Soldier did in its April debut.Spider-Man,starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone,brought in 92 million dollars,while Captain America had earned 95 million.It's all Disney right now,the popular analyst Jim Cramer pointed out.
About 40% of the year's box office is made over the summer cinema season,which begins the first weekend in May.*
The Institute for Supply Management's April service sector report came in stronger than expected at 55.2.Over 50 indicates expansion.There was a big jump in new orders from 53.4 to 58.2.Employment in the sector held basically steady at 51.3,versus March's 51.6 reading.Inventory backlog fell,while traffic and sales were up due to a break in the weather.*
A U-2 spy plane on a mission over the Los Angeles Basin overwhelmed the region's primary air traffic control center,the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale last Wednesday,causing up to 500 delays for a one hour period at LAX Airport,the FAA said.The secret aircraft apparently had to input a lot of waypoints,confusing the system that safely spaces airline flights.The U-2 was actually flying at an altitude of 60,000 feet,far above the airliners.Mitigation measures were put in place and engineers are making software changes to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident.
The U-2s are known to fly out of Edwards Air Force Base,California.The US Air Force is phasing out its fleet of about 36 of the 1980s version of the Cold War era spy plane.*

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Newsline:Portugal's Better;China PMI;Langer Wins

Portugal will end its three-year,78 billion euro bailout from the EU and IMF on May 17,as it says it has financial reserves for one year and no longer needs an emergency line of credit.Portugal's exports and austerity measures have strengthened the economy to this level.The country's unemployment rate is at 15.3% and its debt to GDP is 129%.*
Australian bank Westpac showed a profit increase of 8%,while ANZ Bank's profit rose 11%.Westpac said the improvement was due to loan growth and wealth management fees.*
China National Nuclear Corporation is to be publicly listed in Shanghai.The IPO aims to raise 2.6 billion dollars.CNNC is China's second largest nuclear plant operator.*
The HSBC China Manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1,the fourth straight monthly decline.Below 50 indicates contraction in the sector.Deflationary pressure is still there in China,said Yao Wei,China economist at Societe Generale.We think the economy will remain relatively weak.A hard landing for China would be 5% growth.It's all about reform at the end of the day,Ms.Wei noted.*
Most Asian markets were lower Monday on the contraction of Chinese manufacturing.US stock futures were also lower on fears that the Ukraine crisis is getting out of hand,with large demonstrations and a deadly fire in Odessa,while the price of safe haven gold rose.*
In Champions Tour golf,German Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands,Texas by one stroke.It was his third win at the tournament,and with it he consolidated his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.American Fred Couples took second,and Colin Montgomerie of Scotland came in third.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Selena Gomez - Slow Down (Official Video)

The Rolling Stones - Bitch (Live) - Official

The Rolling Stones - Happy - Live On Copacabana Beach

Windows XP:The OS That Will Not Die

Microsoft,facing a new round of criticism for abandoning users of the Windows XP operating system and its Internet Explorer browser in light of a recently discovered security threat,has changed its mind-at least this once.In a Thursday blog post,Microsoft's General Manager of Trustworthy Computing,Adrienne Hall,wrote that we take a huge amount of pride that,among widely used browsers,Internet Explorer is the safest in the world due to its secure development and the ability to protect customers,even in the face of cybercriminals who want to break it.This means that when we saw the first reports about this vulnerability,we said fix it,fix it fast,and fix it for all our customers.So we did.
We made this exception based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP.Just because this update is out now doesn't mean you should stop thinking about getting off Windows XP and moving to a newer version of Windows and the latest version of Internet Explorer,Ms.Hall added.
The threat,posed by the hacker team "Operation Clandestine Fox," was discovered last weekend by FireEye,a cybersecurity firm and Microsoft Partner.The hackers targeted the latest IE versions,IE 9-IE 11.Microsoft said it wouldn't be supplying a fix to most Windows XP users because it had ended support on April 8,but critics argued Microsoft was ethically obligated to provide a patch for the new problem as it had made a ton of money off its Windows XP customers.
The patch was rolled out Friday at 10 am and will be sent to Windows XP customers who have the automatic update feature on.An estimated 27% of the world's computers still run Windows XP,despite Microsoft's best efforts to wean them off the popular OS.Those who can afford to are paying Microsoft for extended support.
Jim Kelly update:On Tuesday April 29,Jill Kelly tweeted the following:
Week 4,Day 2 of radiation
Round 2 of Chemo...getting pumped up and ready RIGHT NOW
Jim's fans have been tweeting pictures of themselves wearing their "#12 Kelly Tough" wristbands.Support for the Buffalo Bills football legend in his struggle with head and neck cancer has never been stronger.