Felicia Hawke

Felicia Hawke is one of the first authors to join our team and we are very proud to have her on board.She currently covers the celebrity and beauty fields.Felicia is addicted to good looks and a great beauty advisor.Contact her at Felicia.Hawke@dailygossip.org

Powerful earthquake rocks Japan : Tsunami alert

    After the 7,3 magnitude quake on Wednesday, Japanese people faced terrible moments again. Just when they thought the nightmare is over, the north-east of Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, triggering a tsunami that has caused major damages killed hundreds of people and injured numerous others, the authorities said.    
    Japanese television showed frightening images in which cars, ships, buildings were swept away by a vast wall of water. The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake was followed by at least 19 aftershocks, most of them with more than 6.0 magnitude. Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300 miles stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter in the sea off the north-eastern coast.
    The earthquake also triggered a number of fires, including one at an oil refinery in Ichihara city in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo, engulfing storage tanks.
    There were reports of about 20 people injured in Tokyo after the roof of a hall collapsed on to a graduation ceremony. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai. Another 88 were confirmed killed and 349 were missing.

The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of the disaster. “The earthquake has caused major damage in broad areas in northern Japan,” said Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a news conference. A tsunami warning has been   launched across the Pacific to include the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hawaii, New Zealand, the Pacific coast of Russia and North and South America.

Also the government has declared an emergency situation for nuclear power. Bullet train services to northern Japan were halted, rapid transit in Tokyo was suspended and some nuclear power plants automatically shut down. There are reports that 4 million homes in Japan are without power, mobile communications are also down. Everywhere in Japan there is panic and chaos. Many people are scared and they said they had never felt such a powerful earthquake.

Even if Japan is usually ready for this kind of disasters, now it’s too much. “I was terrified and I’m still frightened,” said Hidekatsu Hata, 36, manager of a Chinese noodle restaurant in Tokyo, where buildings shook violently. “I’ve never experienced such a big quake before.”

Al Pacino owes IRS $188k debt

It seems that the legendary movie star Al Pacino has some serious debts to the IRS. Does this means that “The Godfather” has money problems? According to some documents obtained and made public by TMZ, Al Pacino owes the Internal Revenue Service around $188,000 taxes from 2008 and 2009.
    A spokesman cleared everything concerning the actor payment duties. He has no money problems, he didn’t forgot to pay them, it’s not even his fault.

This whole mess was caused by his ex former business manager  Kenneth Starr. If you didn’t know already, Kenneth Starr is a financial adviser to the rich and famous, who was arrested last year in May, for stealing at least $30 million from his clients, in order to have a luxury life. He was sentenced to seven years of prison for fraud and money laundering.
    Al Pacino latest movies have grossed over $1 billion, so it was something wrong if the actor really had money problems.

The Godfather just sent somebody over to make them an offer they simply can’t refuse!!!

The role that made him famous was Michael, in “The Godfather”. But if we take a look back, every part that Al played was astonishing and flawless. Anyhow what’s important to know is that the star is doing fine, and his debts will be paid soon. He hired a new management team which will handle his financial problems from now on. As soon as possible, the $188,000 taxes he owes to the IRS will be paid, and everything will go back to normal.

Angelina Jolie plans plastic surgery

Is Angelina Jolie desperate enough to use plastic surgery?

Angelina JolieThe passage of years doesn`t forgive anyone, and Angelina Jolie knows this very well. Hollywood actress (36 years) wants to get among the stars who have turned to surgery to get rid of facial wrinkles.

According sources Angelina Jolie is ‘freaked out’ by the thought that she will lose the status ` as Hollywood’s greatest beauty` and she plans to resort to plastic surgery.Angelina is convinced that she doesn`t want to lose her looks and she is already to take drastic measures.

“It is as if Angie’s made this surgery her number one priority and views it practically as a full-fledged emergency. She knows exactly what she wants done and despite the fact that there will be excruciating pain, she’s plowing ahead.”the source said.

According to source, the actress wants a facelift, a neck lift and wants to stretch the skin around the eyes and to lower the nose.

It`s reported that she is determinate to do the plastic surgery even if her husband Brad Pitt doesn’t want it because he is worried about risks.

Lady Gaga goes back to PETA with her dress in raw meat

She had worn PVC, latex or bulbs … Tuesday is a more carnivorous Gaga who made the cover of Vogue Homme Japan, in a dress (or a bikini, there is debate) of raw meat attached to his red-to-face.

Obviously, the association of animal rights PETA does not appreciate. “Whatever it is aesthetically well presented, the flesh of animals tortured remains of the flesh of animals tortured. Raw meat is bloody violence and suffering. If this is the look they were seeking, it is successful, “the organization wrote in a statement.

So far, the diva was rather in the good graces of PETA. In 2009, she donned a dress made of stuffed Kermit the frog to protest against wearing fur.

Fidel Castro at the Cuban Parliament, first in 4 years

The Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro warned Washington on Saturday the consequences of a nuclear war against Iran during his first speech to the Cuban Parliament since he ceded power four years ago.

Dressed in a khaki shirt, Fidel Castro, who will be 84 years next Friday, was welcomed into the room by loud applause and cheers from MPs, cabinet members and his brother and successor Raul, 79 years, according to pictures transmitted live on Cuban television. Known for its rivers of time speech of his presidency, Fidel Castro delivered a speech this time about ten minutes to discuss the danger that the standoff between the United States, Israel and Iran lead to nuclear war . He did not mention the situation in Cuba.

The United States President Barack Obama “because of his many duties, has not yet realized this, but his advisers have begun to recognize” the situation, said Fidel Castro, standing at the podium . It was the first time that the “Commander in Chief” was speaking live on television for the serious illness that forced him to cede the presidency July 31, 2006.

Castro multiplied public appearances

On July 26, the father of the Cuban Revolution, which remains the first secretary of the Communist Party, said he would seek to hold an extraordinary session of Parliament to warn against an impending nuclear war . In a note published last Wednesday in the local press, he issued a “call” for Barack Obama to beware of any military action against Iran, which is targeted by the major powers on its disputed nuclear program.

Since one month, Fidel Castro, who devoted himself during his convalescence at the writing of his “reflections” on the news in the press and his memoirs, made several public appearances to discuss the crisis with Iranian intellectuals, artists Cuban diplomats. Since his highly publicized return on the public stage, Fidel Castro has never discussed the situation on the communist island under the authority of his brother. He did not attend the ceremony of National Day or July 26, Aug. 1, at the regular meeting of Parliament, which usually meets twice a year, and addressed the serious socio-economic crisis in Cuba.

Soccer Superstars: new video

The production company Gamevil has released a statement through a new video game on the App Store that will be named Soccer Superstars. This is a game that will have all the characteristics of a football game, through which we bring a team to victory in the path of play. Are many modes of play that the gaming application makes available for our entertainment. This is specifically the exhibition mode, my league season, cup and dramatic. All these options will be very exciting.

Our goal obviously is to win the various competitions with our team and continue in the path of play. The differences between the various game modes include the ability to play on mobile platforms Cupertino company in several ways, coordinating the actions of one player or the whole team.

The movie shows us a test of the game are also several pairs available in the menu JPA gaming that will surely soon on the App Store of Apple. In particular, this Asian Cup, the European Cup, American Cup, International Cup and Cup Gamevil

Among the special game that makes available to us to remember is probably the best gaming graphics product, colorful, engaging and inspired by the anime style, that will certainly appeal to many gamers around the world.

Great importance is given then the characters, each with its own different path from that of others with different characteristics, both physical and character. We’ll have to find them all then certainly in the game for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Between debt crisis and lack of credit

The annual report of the Governor of the Bank of Italy is usually the more cautious economic public document, whose topics are selected and measured with almost the precision of sling used for weighing gold and gemstones. The attempt to bring it into many of the lowest common denominator has been designed to support the recent move of budget cuts is a bit ‘provincial and limited. Rather we should share the concern of the governor at the widespread corruption, lawlessness not only for tax and the failure to reorganize the public administration.
In our view, however, disagree Mario Draghi has some major weaknesses that would require more study. Immediately evident that he repeated several times that “central banks have provided liquidity to an extent unprecedented in both the case of Lehman Brothers in the most recent euro. “The exceptional expansion of liquidity measures have avoided a systemic crisis,” he recalled.

But this liquidity is going to cover, inter alia, “deficits and public debts have risen dramatically.” For the euro area, “the massive creation of debt, in a phase where it is due on the outstanding amount of bank bonds markets has suddenly increased the risk premium on a number of sovereign debtors,” said Draghi, highlighting this great and grave concerns that plagued all the heads of institutions of governance and control of the economy and finance.
The public debt of the euro countries, which will come to an end in 2010, to 540 billion euros, to which you are adding new debt for a total of almost 930 billion of new issues. In 2010 Italy will have to repay 250 billion for licenses. Then 192 in 2011 and 168 in 2012. Repay, as noted, means simply issue new securities to replace the old ones. The problem is finding buyers willing to buy at a fair interest rate and not punitive.
In addition to the growing problem of sovereign debt, emerging strong competition among banks to win European and American institutional buyers of bonds. According to some estimates, about 40% of the 2,000 billion dollars of large U.S. funds consists of 16 major titles of European banks. Draghi also said that with the onset of the Greek crisis, severe liquidity strains in the interbank market have returned and the operation is focused on the short term. ” Currently, U.S. investors for roughly $ 500 billion in short-term credit operations of European banks.

The wind is changing and some U.S. funds are beginning to withdraw their funding from Europe. It is not only financial game of geopolitics, but employees are decisions by the situation in U.S. debt. An example is given by the recent request of the insurance giant American national interest, real estate, Fannie Mae, new emergency aid to 8.4 billion dollars. Fannie Mae, which was saved from bankruptcy in 2008 with public funds, the portfolio has 3 trillion in mortgages whose value is deteriorating. He recorded 11.5 billion loss in the first quarter 2010. Its total losses accumulated by the explosion of subprime is 145 billion. Almost half the GDP of Greece, for instance.
Albeit quietly, Draghi warned that “banks must be prepared to face even prolonged and recurrent periods of market anomalies.” After recent experiences, it would be irresponsible to leave the market the magic task of responding to this emergency. Therefore become extremely urgent agreements between states and governments of the G-20 to prepare a new governance and new rules on finance in the dragons has stood up as president of the Financial Stability Board.
Facing then, with regard to our country, the core of the relationship between the economic recovery and access to credit and solvency of small and medium enterprises, the governor reported that “credit companies was down 3.7% in December 2009 compared to September, because of year. ” Percentages, the main decrease was recorded for more industries than the North already a tight access to credit in the South. Signs of improvement have been swept away by the euro crisis.
As is clear from the report of the Bank of Italy, “the recession worsens the liquidity of bank loans and credit losses in 2009 of the five largest Italian banking groups accounted for almost 70% of operating profit.” Despite the recent financial aid package EU, the ECB estimates, optimistically, that European banks will face write-downs suffering credit equal to 187 billion between now and end 2011. During the same period the same banks will compete in European and EU countries because “it will thicken deadlines for significant amounts of bank bonds.
In this race of governments and banks to finance their securities, SMEs, the engine only with the resumption of productive work, could be closed taps credit. It would be naive to rely only on a newfound willingness of banks.

We believe the government’s emergency operational plan of Deposits and Loans Fund to create a special fund to finance long term projects and technologically advanced of Italian small and medium industry. SMEs are the only camel working. It can withstand long drought, but he died without water!

Group A: France

A world championship and two European: This is the honors of France. The French federation was founded April 7, 1919, while affiliated to FIFA since 1904. E ‘joined UEFA in 1954. In its history the national team of France has won seven titles, of which 6 are of great prestige in order of importance remember a World Championship – home edition of 1998 with a 3-0 final success against Brazil -, 2 championships European countries – in 1984, surpassing the final home edition, Spain, 2-0, 2000, edition of Belgium / Netherlands, surpassing Italy to a 2-1 golden goal (1-1 to 90 ‘) – and we are also a French couple (in 1985, 2-0 in Paris against Uruguay) and two Confederations Cup (in 2001, surpassing Japan in the final 1-0 in Yokohama in 2003, defeating Cameroon for 1-0 after extra time in Paris). Shouts a lesser tournament, the Kirin Cup in 1994. Note the recent rise of calcium trans that until little more than a quarter of a century ago had not won any title at national team.
Thirteenth finals in France, the fifth consecutive record for the ‘blues’. The maximum goal was achieved in 1998 with the conquest of the world title in the edition held in the house: 3-0 success over Brazil in the final in Paris on July 12. Previously, France had won two third places in 1958 (beating West Germany 6-3 in the consolation final) and 1986 (going 4-2 after extra time in Belgium glides). In other equity France came out in the first round in the editions 1930, 1934, 1954, 1966, 1978 and dramatically as champion in Korea-Japan 2002.
The removal came in the second round in 1938, while France came in 1982, losing the fourth 2-3 by Poland in the consolation final. Finally, the second in 2006, beaten by Italy in the final, 3-5 on penalties after the 90 ‘and 120’ the race had closed cover 1-1. The budget of the 51 races the French national team is 25 wins, 10 draws and 16 defeats, with 95 goals scored and 64 goals received. France has played the first ones in the history of race World Cup 4-1 against Mexico in Montevideo, July 13, 1930. The first goal in the history of World Cup finals was marked July 13, 1930-Mexico 4-1 in France: the French realized Lucien Laurent, the brother of the famous Jean, who collected a ball at the edge of the area past goalkeeper Mexican Bonfiglio with a dry trip.
Just Fontaine, the author of 13 goals in 1958, is still the American record-man between the markers in a single edition of the World. Zinedine Zidane is one of two players pluriespulsi in World Cup history, alongside the Cameroonian Rigobert Song: 2, “red-head. Zidane suffered his two red cards during one at France 98 France-Saudi Arabia 4-0 to 70 ‘(the Mexican referee Brizio Carter) and the other in Germany 2006 to 110’ of final France-Italy 5-3 after penalties (1-1 to 90 ‘and 120’), the arbitrator ‘Argentine Elizondo.
Raymond Domenech more than ever alone against all: the World Cup in South Africa are up parting of the most controversial coach in the history of French national, who is still world champion runner. Qualified with a hand ball for Thierry Henry against Ireland to Trapattoni, France is not loved by its fans and is torn by controversy but has an easy group. The risk is to go out like in 2002. Everything in the house of Les Bleus, is controversial and no row in the right direction. The last case is to Zahia, the escort who had relations with a couple of players when he was a minor, certainly with Franck Ribery, summoned, perhaps with Karim Benzema, left at home. Great “old” in 1998 is Thierry Henry, a stone’s throw from the golden pension plan, while Patrick Vieira was seen to withdraw at once captain and national team. Even in this case went smoothly, Vieira accusing Domenech controversy has not spoken to him clearly.

Captain Henry will be in declining phase, often on the bench in Barcelona and with the popularity dive for the ugly episode of handball against the Irish. The top two players in the group, Franck Ribery and Yoann Gourcuff, arrive at the world in opposite conditions: the first, having delighted last year to return to Bordeaux from Milan, this year appeared subdued and some have accused of think the world already. Ribery, by contrast, has struggled against muscular ailments of all kinds but eventually dragged Bayern in a thrilling finale to the season although they can not play the final in Madrid. Extraction of the two is played the hopes of Les Bleus, since the attack is based largely on Anelka. In defense of Domenech’s reign of errors, the only real good news in recent times is to have finally found a goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, since Sebastien Frey is not even considered. The incurable optimists hope that South Africa clearly printed in the group, as was the beginning of the triumphal march in 1998, the pessimists read dark omens opening against Uruguay, which is the most difficult match on paper and shows the mind 0-0 to Korea in 2002 with the expulsion of Thierry Henry.

After the World Cup will go away, there is a designated coach (Laurent Blanc), but for South Africa 2010, the destiny of France is still called Raymond Domenech. Born January 24, 1952 in Lyon (France) Domenech is of Spanish origin, has moved quickly in France, where he had fled his father and his family during the dictatorship of Franco. A lover of astrology and past emerged where juvenile actor for performances of works by Ionesco, spent a good playing career, in which, as quarterback, has dressed the mesh in Lyon, Strasbourg, Paris St Germain, Bordeaux and Mulhouse, winning a total of two seasons (1978/79 and Bordeaux Strasbourg 1983/84), and a pair of France (Lyon 1972/73), totaling eight appearances also goalless in the uniform of the French national team. Domenech has also undertaken the technical career since 1985, assuming the leadership of Mulhouse. In 1988 Lyons went on the bench, bringing the first year the club in Serie A (1988/89) and, after five years in today’s most famous clubs in France, has assumed the role of coach of the Under-21 French, under his management, life eleven years, has achieved excellent results in both the European Championship, coming so close to the title in 2002 (losing in the final 1-3 on penalties against the Czech Republic) and in other events child “appeal” as the Toulon Tournament (won in 1997 and 2004) and Casablanca Tournament (won in 1999). In 2000/01 he also once led the Under-20 selection.
After a little exciting adventure of France to Portugal at Euro 2004, Domenech replaced Jacques Santini as coach of French increased selection from July 12, 2004. The current French coach was able to lead France to the finals of the 2006 World Cup, after a start where stentatissimo Bleus have already seriously threatened to quit the group stage. Disappointing participation in Euro 2008, where France came out after the group stage without winning any game. At the end of 2010 World Domenech leave, come what adventure in South Africa, the home team bench: Laurent Blanc will replace it.
Raymond Domenech attend the second World Cup career, again as a coach, second row. In 2006, France surrendered its only on penalties to Italy in the final, closing the route to be undefeated with 4 wins and 3 draws in their favor. South Africa participating in 2010, Domenech will become only the second coach to have led the French trans selection in two editions of the World Cup finals, equaling the record held by Michel Hidalgo (1978 and 1982). Not only in the third group match, that of 22 June against the hosts South Africa will reach 10 appearances rainbow Hidalgo, thus becoming even CT pluripresente the World among those who led France.

Curitiba, the “ecological capital” of Brazil

It is in the big cities of the Third World, especially in their degraded suburbs, which goes into crisis the relationship between resources and population. The disorderly growth of urban starts a vicious circle of human degradation, labor exploitation, unemployment, disease and crime, issues that in most cases remain insoluble. You can imagine a model of urban development different?
The case of Curitiba shows are tackling the huge megalopolis through democracy, good governance and participation.
Founded in 1654, Curitiba is the capital of the state of ParanĂ¡ and the largest conurbation in the south of Brazil. Despite a population growing at the rate of doubling every ten years, growing from 300,000 inhabitants in 1950 to about 2,500,000 today, has a level of comfort, safety, environmental protection, education, health and political stability, making it an example not only in the rest of Brazil, but also of most industrialized countries.

It all started in 1971 when Jaime Lerner, an expert on architecture and urbanism, the son of Polish immigrants, was elected mayor of Curitiba, for being so harmless to agree by the various political groups.
Lerner decided to begin its mandate by analyzing the urban structure, public transport and roads, basic elements for the proper functioning of the entire urban system. Unable to build a subway because of the shortage of municipal funds, had the brilliant idea of “metropolisation” buses, creating an integrated public transport, internationally recognized for the highest level of efficiency associated with low cost, which saved the total congestion in the city’s inhabitants.

Without any major upheavals in the historic center, the existing roads of Curitiba have been modified to achieve preferential corridors for buses, at the heart of great avenues to eight lanes, which cross the city in all directions. The speed of travel by public transport is still comparable to that of a metropolitan through traffic lights adjusted so you always have precedence. Stops are sealed glass tubes, which are accessed only after you buy your ticket. The platforms are parallel to the floor of the bus, to speed the descent and ascent of the passengers, and facilitate people with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility. At peak hours, the busiest lines depart every 30 seconds.

The bus carrying 79% of commuters, with a degree of user satisfaction 90%, decreased the traffic of private cars, traffic jams are gone, while the rate of pollution is greatly reduced. Public transport is complemented by over 200 km of cycle paths, isolated from traffic and connected with the main streets, bus stops and parks. An effective system that has cost hundreds of times cheaper than a subway and that finances itself entirely out of revenues from tickets.
The bus carrying 79% of commuters, with a degree of user satisfaction 90%
A further step was taken in 1972, creating the world’s first pedestrian Rua das Flores. According to legend, the work was carried out in a single weekend, to circumvent the possible reaction of traders, which could block the initiative with a complaint because they afraid to see bad business from the prohibition of access car in the middle. Work began on Friday, just one hour after the end of the court, transformed the way in paving a wide avenue, with flower beds, benches, lampposts.
The following Saturday, the cars tried to pass through the pedestrian zone, they were faced with hundreds of children busy painting on large rolls of paper, lying on the floor purposely by the mayor. A fun and still is a traditional event on Saturday morning for children of Curitiba, who want to unleash their creativity.

In two successive mandates, Lerner continued its innovative urban actions, also providing significant social measures, implemented through the participation and involvement of people in urban solutions to every problem.
His, in fact, is the concept of “urban acupuncture” or the idea of acting on the urban system through micro-interventions on the city’s key nodes, which are pressure points that can propagate the positive effects in other areas of the city.
Examples are the policies adopted to address poverty in the slums, initiatives that have made the slums of Curitiba the “best” in the world.
For the poor have been built 14 000 houses. To promote social inclusion and equity, has encouraged the construction of small size with arrangements: are distributed small plots of land where to build houses and create gardens for the self. Citizens can enjoy an hour of free advice from an architect of the town and purchase the materials of construction with funding from municipal long-term, paid off with a small monthly installments. To celebrate the construction of each new home the town offers a fruit tree and an ornamental.

The speculation is discouraged by particular attention to the clarity of plans and a “Geographical Computerised System, with which it is possible to have precise information on the entire urban fabric.
curitiba children creativity
On Saturday morning the children of Curitiba who want to unleash their creativity paint on large paper rolls
Every decision is taken but it does not rain down along with representatives of the people. Thanks to the proposals and suggestions of individuals have been taken a series of measures to complement the urban solutions that have improved the quality of life. A level of transparency in the decisions of public administration and democratic participation, which is not found in any other country in the world.
In contrast to the mode of development of each city, Curitiba has managed not only to preserve even to increase the green areas inside the perimeter through the construction of small ecosystems, which reflect the flora and fauna of the surrounding area. Every citizen has available an average of 55sqm Green, an area ten times higher than that recommended by the United Nations. To avoid costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of tractors and fuel, these parks are ingeniously edited by sheep “municipal.”
Very effective is the program of “green exchange”, a system devised by Lerner recycling to educate the people of Curitiba and to solve the health problems of the favelas.
Every day local delivery ticket in exchange for delivering waste to the poor of the slums, through narrow lanes that previously prevented the garbage trucks to enter and collect the garbage accumulated in the middle of the barracks and the edges of channels, with disastrous consequences from a health considerations.

Roberto Cavalli, leader of Cruise Collection 2011

The fashion brand Roberto Cavalli presented his interesting collection Cruise 2011. In our gallery you can in fact see some leaders of the Cruise Collection, the Italian fashion brand has created for all women who love his style, certainly very original, which is expressed by articles of apparel and accessories truly glamorous and fashion . Also in this collection of fashionable color is the main protagonist, along with basic colors that can not fail in any respectable collection. Garments that can not not love, such as suits, very elegant but easy at the same time.
The Cruise 2011 collection by Roberto Cavalli speaks of nature: the Tuscan designer, in fact, drew inspiration from the wonderful world around us. Mother Nature has given us many ideas that the designer can gather, representing them on the heads of fashion that will soon become the must-have. Clothing and accessories in perfect harmony with nature around us, perfect to be worn at all times.

The collection of fashionable branded Roberto Cavalli offers us a number of leaders for our wardrobe essentials: we have beautiful suits, perfect to be worn both day and evening. Colorful overalls or more basic, to combine with precious accessories or more casual, to constantly change our look, using the same head. Then we have the denim shorts, big players in every collection for the hot season of respect, but skinny jeans, to delineate the curves of women, jackets and blazers show off at every opportunity and to pair with pants or skirts. And if it’s a bit ‘cool visible, the fur shrug.