Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Cyborg R.A.T.

Mad Catz Interactive  has unveiled a new range of premium Cyborg gaming mice  which will begin shipping in Q2 this year. The new range takes all the same principles normally applied to ergonomic fully adjustable flight sticks, and incorporates them in gaming mice. For the first time ever on a mouse, the key points of contact between the gamer’s hand and the mouse are fully adjustable allowing it to be customized for any grip preference. Cyborg claims they are the most comfortable gaming mice in existence, but who cares, cos they are the coolest you’ll ever see.

The USD$130 top of the range Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mouse has specifications to match its looks in that it’s wireless with rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, fully adjustable and fully programmable, has a 5600dpi laser and has a removable weight system.

The company’s stated strategy is to “develop products that evoke a passionate consumer response” and the Cyborg R.A.T. definitely achieves that goal.
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Other business Gayus Tambunan

Gaius Tambunan have another job besides being an employee tax. One of them, as employers Fuel Filling Station General or gas station.

Related information, the Head of Police Public Information Bureau, Gen. Pol Fortunately Ketut Yoga Ana said the company is not aware of any gas station owned by Gaius. He said, police still seeking assets Gaius Tambunan.

"Not to know that yes, many of these assets," said Yoga Ana at Police Headquarters, Jakarta, Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

"If the police do not know yet that does not mean do not want to know ya. We're looking ahead and it turns out that was developed later in the next round we meet again."

Yoga said, if later found a gas station Gaius assets that, it will be inventoried by investigators. "All findings will be inventoried which related to the violation of law, be investigated, which investigated the Police so handling, meaning that the joint investigation," he said.

According to Yoga, Gaius asset is property that was recently found in various forms in a safety box which number around Rp74 billion.

Yoga adds, do not yet know whether the gas station allegedly belonging Tambunan Gaius Gaius was already included property seized or not.

"That will be the status has now secured or seized
how the legal process do so, "he said.

The existence of three stations owned by Gaius expressed Chairman Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre for Financial Yunus Husein.

"He's got some work in addition to tax officials, one was clear he had a gas station, I think there are three," said Jonah, after a guest speaker in talk shows complexioned (obsat), Monday evening, January 17, 2011.

However, he did not mention in any gas station owned by Gaius. INTRAC claimed to have reported findings Gaius transactions as much as 7 times in a two-volume report, the three transactions in 2009 and four transactions in 2010.

"The first volume of Rp28 billion and Rp74 billion in the second volume plus 3.1 kg of gold bullion.
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Italian Constitutional Court Ruled in Favor of A Referendum

The Italian Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a referendum on the abolition of the law that prevents any trial of Silvio Berlusconi while in office as head of government. The referendum, promoted by the opposition party Italy of Values, depends on the verdict rendered by the Constitutional Court itself Thursday on the law in question. The law, adopted in March last year, and so-called “legitimate impediment” is allowed to stay for 18 months two lawsuits against the mayor, who has immunity until September 2011.

The decision of the judges raised many expectations as to lift his immunity, Berlusconi could be tried for bribing between 1997 and 1998 with $ 600,000 to British lawyer David Mills to falsify his testimony in two trials against him and for tax fraud the illegal purchase of television rights.

However, the mayor predicted on Wednesday from Berlin (Germany) that the Court’s decision left him “completely indifferent” and called it “ridiculous” the judgments against him. ”Explain to the Italians on television the pathology of our democracy by the presence of a court order that became a judiciary,” he said.

If the 15 judges of the high court decided to destroy the law, the referendum will be invalidated. In October 2009, the Constitutional Court invalidated another standard, Alfano law, which granted immunity from prosecution to the four major offices of state, including the prime minister.

The Constitutional Court had to rule on the legal impediment on 14 December, but postponed the decision in January to avoid coincide with the vote in the Parliament of the Berlusconi-confidence motion, which passed by a few votes.
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Harper insists he hasn't sold his conservative soul

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he hasn't sold out his conservative principles since taking office nearly five years ago — despite spending billions on government initiatives and putting the federal treasury deep into deficit.

Harper made the comment in an interview with CBC News broadcast Monday night. Harper answered questions on topics ranging from the merits of a coalition government to how his own patience and level of partisanship has changed since his party came to power on Jan. 23, 2006.

It was in defending himself against the suggestion that he has abandoned his conservative roots that Harper was most vociferous.

"I think if you look on balance I think this is a centre-right government," Harper told CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge.

"I don't think the fundamentals of our values are very different. I think we're clear about those things. We tend to favour free enterprise and markets over government intervention. Low taxes over high taxes. We favour family tradition. We're strong supporters of our traditional allies."

Harper said it's easy to identify the values for which his government stands, but added that it has been necessary to adapt to the dire economic climate caused by the global recession.

"I mean, fundamentally, being a conservative is about being a political realist. And one's policies have to be appropriate."

Harper said it's "no secret" that the government launched massive economic stimulus measures to create jobs and boost the economy.

That has led to an unprecedented $56 billion deficit in the past year. In the 2008 election, Harper said he didn't plan to run a deficit.

"Everything I know about the economy tells me that's the appropriate policy under the extremely unusual circumstances we found ourselves in," said Harper.

"You don't stand up and do a policy that's inappropriate because somebody says it's not their dictionary definition of conservatism. But I think we've done it in a way that is consistent with our views and consistent with the promotion of the kind of Canada we want to see over time."

Among the other highlights of the interview:

- On the minority Parliament, he said his government has demonstrated that "it can work" although "it hasn't always been pretty."

"We don't get done everything we want to get done, or sometimes I think we need to get done. But I think for the most part, considering what could have happened, it's served Canadians fairly well."

- On the next election, he once again predicted one of two outcomes: a Conservative majority, or a "coalition of the other parties" if the Tories are only re-elected with a minority.

"That's my belief. Everything I see points to that. I, of course, will always be happy to see if the people of Canada elect a Conservative minority, I'd be happy to do that. But my anticipation is that we'll go one way or the other next time."

- On government corruption, he said the Tories have turned the page from previous Liberal governments dogged by scandals.

"I'm not going to say we've run a perfect government by any means, but there have been no corruption scandals or anything resembling that under this government."

- On his leadership style, he fended off criticism that he is overly controlling.

"Every prime minister (that) has been in charge, all across the spectrum — Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Mulroney, Mr. Chretien — every prime minister is accused of being a one-man band because the reality is the prime minister is the chief executive office of our government."

- On governing, he said the longer a leader is in power, "the more you tend to see the partisan and electoral game as a distraction."

The CBC will broadcast the second half of its interview with Harper Tuesday night.

Source: canada.com
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U.S. president visit china

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington on Tuesday, a day before a high-profile meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss trade, currency and a host of other issues, including North Korea.

Chinese state media has reported that Hu will stress how a constructive, comprehensive partnership between the powers could be mutually beneficial and help ensure stability in Asia and worldwide despite differences between Beijing and Washington.

In addition to Obama, Hu is also scheduled to meet with top legislators and business executives. After Washington, Hu will make a stop in Chicago.

Wednesday's meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies has put the spotlight on criticism that the government-controlled People's Bank of China artificially undervalues the yuan, bringing down the cost of Chinese exports, which would give it an advantage in the international market.

See more of CNN.com's China coverage

Last week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said China must do more to address its undervalued currency and dependence on exports, adding that such a move is in Beijing's best interest because it will control inflation.

Senate Democrats this week renewed their push to crack down on countries that manipulate their currencies, with China clearly in their crosshairs.

A bill introduced Monday by Sen. Charles Schumer and two other Democrats would impose penalties, including possible tariffs, on nations that manipulate their currencies.
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The Senators told reporters in a conference call that China's currency and trade polices undercut U.S. manufacturers and are costing American jobs.

"China's currency is like a boot on the throat of America's economic recovery," Schumer said.

But Hu dismissed the argument that price stability is a reason for yuan appreciation, telling the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal that Chinese inflation is "moderate and controllable."

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In an apparent attempt to smooth relations ahead of this week's meeting with Obama, the Bank of China last week began providing the yuan directly to U.S. traders for the first time.

The Chinese president has complaints of his own, particularly with Federal Reserve policy aimed at stimulating the economy. The policies particularly affect China, given that it holds billions of dollars in government debt.

Fed policy makes U.S. bonds a less attractive investment for the Chinese.

Hu is expected to lay out his vision for U.S.-Chinese relations during his three days in Washington, China's Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend.

Zhang Yesui, China's ambassador to the United States, hyped the visit as vital to relations between the Communist state and a democratic power, according to a Xinhua report published Saturday.

He said that it was important to continue bilateral ties and address issues through dialogue, while adding that disagreements were inevitable given political, cultural and economic differences. Ultimately, Zhang said, the nations can and should create a "win-win situation" through positive diplomacy.

This hopeful rhetoric, though, comes as officials in Washington have recently suggested that Beijing has been slow to act in some respects, and generally should consider altering its approach to reflect its increasing influence.

In a speech at the State Department Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that China must assume the responsibility of being a world power, rather than basing policies on its own self-interest.

Clinton acknowledged that relations between Beijing and Washington were at a "critical juncture," noting persisting tensions on economic and security issues and accusing China of discriminatory practices that put American firms at a disadvantage.

Still, insisting that the United States doesn't view China as a threat, she said, "our economies are intertwined and so are our futures."

"A thriving America is good for China, and a thriving China is good for America," said the top U.S. diplomat.

One hot-button issue that Beijing addressed on Sunday was the Korean peninsula, days after Clinton urged China to use its "unique ties" with North Korea to tamp down tensions there.

Urging an early resumption of long-stalled six-party talks committed to reining in North Korea's nuclear program, Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue told Xinhua that "the peninsula's denuclearization and the normalization of relations" was in all parties' interest.

"China will continue to work with all the parties concerned and the international community to ensure peace, stability and prosperity," he said.

source: edition.cnn.com
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Obama Vacation Ended Today

President Barack Obama says accomplishments in the final days of the U.S. congressional session, and cooperation with opposition Republicans, raise hopes of getting more done for Americans in the new year.

Just after the November mid-term congressional elections, President Obama spoke about what he called the "shellacking" his Democratic party suffered at the hands of Republicans, who won control of the House of Representatives with a gain of 63 seats.

Obama has since made what many political analysts say has been a remarkable political comeback, one the White House hopes will help him during the next phase of his presidency on the way to the 2012 presidential election.

The president's compromise with Republicans on extending lower tax rates, including those for wealthy Americans, subjected him to the wrath of far left Democrats.  But he emerged in many respects looking stronger and more independent.

On Wednesday, Obama pointed to two other victories -- repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy on gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. military, and the 71 to 26 U.S. Senate vote ratifying the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.

He said these and other accomplishments in the "lame duck" session of Congress are proof that leaders in Washington are not "doomed to endless gridlock" "This has been a season of progress for the American people.  That progress is a reflection of the message that voters sent in November, a message that said it is time to find common ground on challenges facing our country.  That's a message that I will take to heart in the new year and I hope my Democratic and Republican friends will do the same," he said.

The president called U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty a "powerful signal" to the world that Republicans and Democrats stand together when it comes to U.S. security.  He said it will enhance cooperation with Moscow on issues such as sanctions against Iran and preventing terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Obama voiced deep disappointment with lawmaker's failure to approve the DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants.  He indicated he will continue to push for its approval in a new Congress.

The president predicted "tough fights" ahead as part of what he called a coming robust debate about cutting government spending and inefficient programs, while maintaining investments needed for economic recovery and long-term growth.

Looking ahead to next year when he will face a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a reduced majority in the Senate, the president said he hopes Democrats and Republicans can find enough common ground to help Americans.

"We don't have to agree 100 percent to get things done that enhance the lives of families all across America.  If we can sustain that spirit then regardless of how the politics play out in 2012, the American people will be better for it, and that is my ultimate goal," he said.

Saying the U.S. economy is past the crisis point, Obama said again that his main focus in the next two years will be to bring down unemployment and ensuring the U.S. can be competitive.

Saying he shares the frustration of many Democrats over his tax deal with Republicans, the president said in the "long-run" the U.S. cannot afford "a series of tax breaks" for wealthier Americans, adding this would be part of a debate beginning when the new Congress convenes.

After Wednesday's news conference, and as Congress concluded its work, President Obama left Washington for Hawaii where his wife Michelle and daughters, Sasha and Malia have already begun their holiday vacation. 

Obama is expected to spend time going over drafts of the State of the Union Address he will deliver to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the new year.  

The importance of that speech has been elevated given the challenges the president faces with the U.S. economy, pursuing goals such as comprehensive immigration reform, and preparing Americans for the tough decisions he says will be needed to address the $1.3 trillion dollar federal government deficit, and nearly $14 trillion national debt.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Alfred Riedl has chosen candidates for U-23 national team

Architect Alfred Riedl Indonesian national team has picked the names of players who qualify for national team selection age 23 the first phase is projected for the Pre-Olympics 2012. In this event, U-23 national team will face Turkmenistan on February 23 in Jakarta and 9 March (away). But Riedl reluctant to name the player.

"What is certain is that elected local players, there were no foreign players," said assistant coach Wolfgang Pikal, yesterday.
Previous Riedl has returned three players Indonesian descent, namely: Arthur Irawan, James Zaidan, and Andrea Bitar. They were disqualified because the quality is not much different from local players.
According Pikal, players who are currently better than in previous years. "But if compared with European and Asian countries are still lagging behind," he added.
National team plans to conduct a second round selection lpada January 11 to 13 (starting today). In this second stage dialing players Persema Malang, like Kim Kurniawan, and foreign players who competed in the FC Utrecht (Netherlands), Stefano Lilipaly and Mark Van de Mareel scheduled to follow the selection.
According Pikal, Indonesian descent players who played at FC Den Bosch, Ruben Wuarbanaran also planned selection. The plan the first and second stage of selection will be announced on 17 January. The players who qualify directly following the joint exercises for preparing for Turkmenistan.
Contacted last night, two players who played in the LPI Persema his Arifin Panigoro; Reza Mustafa Ardiansyah and Joko Ribowo (goalkeeper), which followed the first stage of selection if not selected resignedly admitted by Riedl. "If not elected, I will again concentrate on the club, "Reza said.
Disputes between PSSI and LPI was initiated by businessman Arifin Panigoro apparently began to subside. Reportedly, the PSSI and LPI was done at the residence of Rizal Mallarangeng reconciliation. Temporary agreement was reached that the Indonesian Super League under the PSSI remain in the shade of FIFA, whereas under BPOI LPI as a professional sport coaches in Indonesia
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stadion San Siro AC Milan

Formed: 1899
European Cup/Champions League: 1962-63, 1968-69, 1988-89, 1989-90
 1993-94, 2002-03, 2006-07
European Cup Winners' Cup:: 1967-68, 1972-73
UEFA Super Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
Serie A: 17
Coppa Italia: 5
Super Coppa: 5

AC Milan are the worldly wise travellers of Italian football. They have won more international competitions than domestic championships, and no team in the world has more than their 18 global trophies.

Even Milan's roots are foreign. They were founded in 1899 by Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin, two English expatriates, and the spelling of the club as Milan rather than Milano is a nod to the club's history.
Two years after their formation, Milan were champions of Italy. They won further titles in 1906 and 1907, but a dispute over the signing of foreign players in 1908 led to the founding of their great rivals, Internazionale.

Milan had to wait over 40 years for their next title, which came in 1951. Their side included the famous triumvirate of Swedes: Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm, whose surnames prompted the cute sobriquet 'Gre-No-Li'. Nordahl's 221 goals are still a club record.

After three more championships in the Fifties, Milan set their sights wider. In 1963 they became the first Italian side to win the Euroepan Cup, beating the holders Benfica 2-1 in the final thanks to two goals from the great Jose Altafini. They added a first Cup Winners Cup in 1968 and then, a year later, won both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. The former came when they thrashed Ajax 4-1 in the final; Pierino Prati's hat-trick is still the most recent in a European Cup final.

For all their success, Milan were about to enter a seriously fallow period. Although they won the Cup Winners' Cup again in 1973, and a handful of Coppa Italias, they claimed only one scudetto between 1968 and 1988. That came in 1978-79, but was followed by two relegations in quick succession. Milan were demoted in 1980 for their part in the Totonero match-fixing scandal; although they were promoted straight away as champions, they then went down on merit in 1982, when they won just seven of their 30 games.

Another instant promotion followed, but Milan were going nowhere fast until they were bought by Silvio Berlusconi in February 1986. He appointed the visionary young coach Arrigo Sacchi and invested in a trio of Dutchmen: Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten.

Sacchi also inherited a remarkable defensive unit: Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Costacurta and Mauro Tassotti are four of only five men to play over 500 games for the club. Maldini eventually retired at the age of 40 after a staggering 902 appearances.

The combination of Italian defence and Dutch flair produced spectacular results. Milan won the scudetto in 1988, and then picked up back-to-back European and Intercontinental Cups in 1989 and 1990. Their first European Cup came with a memorable 4-0 rout of Steaua Bucharest, the second with a more prosaic 1-0 defeat of Benfica. No side has retained the trophy since.

Sacchi was succeeded in 1991 by Fabio Capello, who lost none of his first 58 league games. Milan stayed unbeaten throughout the 1991-92 Serie A season, the first of three consecutive championships. They also won another European Cup in 1994, smashing Barcelona 4-0 in the final. Capello added another Serie A in 1996, but with him went Milan's golden age. They have won only two titles since, in 1999 and 2003, although inevitably they have remained a global power.

Under Carlo Ancelotti they won the Champions League in 2003 and 2007, when they also became the first European side to win the Club World Cup - yet again charting new territory. That was their 18th global title, a new world record. Although it was equalled by Boca Juniors a year later, Milan's place as one of the game's true giants was undeniable.
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Facebook Closed

A rumor that make a scene thriving on the internet: Facebook will be closed on March 15, 2011. Apparently it is a hoax rumors alias joke. Up denied these rumors. "We did not get any notification about the closure, so we continue to work," wrote up as quoted by AFP on Monday (10 / 1).
ws.com site, the site also makes news of origin such as "Alien will attack Earth in 2011" and "George Clooney going forward as President. "

Rumors closed up the first time appeared in the satirical comedy site that contains news of origin, name WeeklyWorldNeProblem news up close at the site was also written statement WeeklyWorldNews.com founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. "Faceebok me stress, I can not control this company again, I need to end all this," said Zuckerberg, such as in writing the site.

The news quickly spread like a virus suddenly, on Twitter, on Facebook, all wondering. They were initially confused the source of the news. Apparently once traced, as written by About.com and CNET, the news site started from satirical comedy, WeeklyWorldNews.com.

Facebook is a social networking site in the world. The owner of an account up at this time is more than 500 million, a total of 146 million is the population of the United States, while Indonesia was in peringakat second with a total of more than 32 million users.
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