Minggu, 31 Oktober 2010

Catherine Zeta Jones Mission Hills Star Trophy Finale

Drawing an end to her overseas golf duties, Catherine Zeta Jones hit the links on the final day of the Mission Hills Star Trophy at Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, China

Aside from doing her best on the course, the "No Reservations" actress helped present the trophy to tournament winner, Lorena Ochoa of Mexico.
Prior to the golf festivities, Miss Zeta-Jones partook in a press conference during which she wasn't willing to comment on husband Michael Douglas' health, instead saying, “It’s business as usual in our family.” While Michael had signed up to play with Catherine, his battle with throat cancer sidelined him for the annual event.


Beautiful Winter Scenery Wallpaper

Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010

LONDON - wendy & olubiyi thomas, broadway market, 10/30/10

New photos of Kiev Fashion Days on my visual diary.

Cheap Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northeastern State Basketball Tickets

Hey Gophers basketball fans!  The Minnesota Golden Gophers are fresh off their third consecutive 20-win season for the first time in school history and they're ready to enter the 2010-11 season with high hopes.  Head coach Tubby Smith is entering his fourth season in Minneapolis and will look to compete for the program's first Big Ten title since 1982.  The Gophers will play the first of two exhibition games on Tuesday, November 2nd at Williams Arena as they host Northeastern State at 7pm.  Ticket King currently has a very nice selection of Gophers vs. Northeastern State tickets starting at just $7.50 each for lower level seating.  We also carry parking passes for the Maroon lot located across the street from Williams Arena.  If you would like to attend the exhibition game or any of the games this season, check out our site and give us a call today!  GO GOPHERS!

Some "Last Mile of Fiber" small cap names and some other worthy Tech stocks

Dow Jones Industrial Average   11118.49  (UP) Week ending 10-29-2010

I thought I would be clever and do a blog on stocks that are making money in the "last mile of fiber" space with the Carlyle Group interest this week to buy Commscope (Symbol CTV, $31.65). What I found was  a few small cap names of interest and some other Tech names I found that would be good 1 to 3 year investments for Total Return. The old adage "you should not invest in things you don't know about" applies here, as there are all different ways to get past that last mile including: wireless, copper cable with fiber assistance (phantom DSL), cable, fiber itself, fiber-to-the-node broadband over powerline, satellite, microwave and it goes on and on.   

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, (Symbol AFOP, $11.00) is a small cap name for you. The stock is up 100% this year. Earnings for 2010 of .72 cents a share and 2011 of .87 cents a share. This well capitalized company has a lot of head room for sales increases.

DragonWave (Symbol DRWI, $8.15) is an Ottawa, Canada based company that derives allot of revenue from wireless backhaul of voice and data. DragonWave has just won a pair on contracts and are focused on the new LTE and WIMAX markets. As always these small cap names can take you on a wild ride on the stock chart, you just need to remember that your ultimate destination is up.

Ceragon Networks (Symbol CRNT, $ 11.06) Tel Aviv based company that is a provider of high capacity LTE/4G ready wireless backhaul solutions. Both Ceragon and DragonWave are both active in the cellular market in India. Projected earnings for 2010 of .42 cents and for 2011 .65 cents a share. This is another stock that has been on a wild one year ride, so hold on to your hat!

The next three tech stocks I found in my travels in no particular order are well established and will work for most portfolios for Total Return. 

F 5 Networks, (Symbol FFIV, $117.70)Altera (Symbol ALTR , $31.24 ),  First Solar Inc, (Symbol FSLR, 137.68).  These guys are like Halliday, Oswalt, and Hamels. You may not win the World Series , but your team will definitely have 90+ Wins

I should always mention that tech stocks historically have always been the source of my biggest losses in markets past, but also some of my biggest gainers.  So if you are going to stand at the plate, you need to swing the bat to hit a home run, otherwise you will be out "Looking", which Ryan Howard of the Phillies can tell you, is a very bad thing. 

Be Happy..... Freewilly 

Heath Robinson

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator, who signed himself W. Heath Robinson. He is best known for drawings of eccentric machines and "Heath Robinson" has entered the language as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contraption.
William Heath Robinson was born into a family of artists in Islington, London. His father and brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and Charles Robinson were all illustrators. His early career was as a book illustrator, for example in Hans Christian Andersen's Danish Fairy Tales and Legends (1897); The Arabian Nights, (1899); Tales From Shakespeare (1902), and Twelfth Night (1908), Andersen's Fairy Tales (1913), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1914), Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies (1915), and Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pie (1916).

In the course of this however he also wrote and illustrated two children's books, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin (1902) and Bill the Minder (1912); these are regarded as the start of his career in the depiction of unlikely machines. During the First World War he drew large numbers of cartoons, collected as Some "Frightful" War Pictures (1915), Hunlikely! (1916), and Flypapers (1919), depicting ever-more-unlikely secret weapons being used by the combatants.

In 1903 he married Josephine Latey, the daughter of newspaper editor John Latey. Heath Robinson moved to Pinner, Middlesex, in 1908. His house in Moss Lane is commemorated by a blue plaque. A project is now (2007) in hand to restore West House, in Memorial Park, Pinner, to house a Heath Robinson Collection.

Jumat, 29 Oktober 2010

TBILISI - georgian fashion week, 10/25/10

maria Sharapova Gets Engaged To Boyfriend Sasha Vujacic

The most eligible bachelorette in tennis is off the market.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova got engaged to her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, after he proposed on Tuesday night at his Manhattan Beach, Calif. home.
The two had been dating for nearly a year. TMZ was the first to report the news. Sharapova's agent has since confirmed it to CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Sharapova and Vujacic first went public with their relationship last November when they were seen cuddling at a U2 concert in Los Angeles. Since then, the relationship has become the fodder of tabloids and paparazzi, as the athletes have been photographed together in Los Angeles and Italy, where they vacationed.

Maria Sharapova Engagement Ring $250K

Tennis pro Maria Sharapova has accepted a proposal and a giant rock from L.A. Lakers star Sasha Vujacic.
According to UsMagazine.com, a beaming Sharapova stepped out Monday showing off a cushion-cut diamond of approximately 7 to 8 carats, set on a thick, split-shank platinum band.
"This ring makes a statement. It's no wonder why Maria is smiling in the photos!" jewelry expert Michael O'Connor said. He estimates the price tag of the bauble to be a cool $250,000.

Maria Sharapova And Fiance Sasha Vujacic Love Birds In Los Angeles

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Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks Tickets

The Minnesota Wild have a big game coming up on Saturday evening at the Xcel Energy Center as they host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7pm.  You can think of this as sort-of a pre-Halloween game to help get your Halloween festivities going.  I would say the Wild have a great shot at winning this game after last night's win against the Washington Capitals, the President Trophy winners.  Ticket King will even be doing a little pre-gaming before the Wild game tomorrow!  Stop by our St. Paul office between 4-7pm WITH your costume on and receive some tasty treats (including popcorn) and get your picture taken with an "I <3 Ticket King" bumper sticker! You can also pick up your Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks tickets at our office right before the game.  If you haven't purchased them yet, we do still have seats left starting at just $42.50 for upper levels or $92.50 for lowers.  Get yours now before they're gone!  GO WILD!!!!

Caroline Wozniacki wTA Tour Championship No.1

Caroline Wozniacki secured the year-end number one spot in the world ranking on Thursday, becoming the first ever Dane to do so, but only after suffering an early fright at the WTA Tour Championships on Thursday.
For an hour, the 20-year-old top seed seemed in danger of going out of the event, until she worked out the clever tactical patterns of Francesca Schiavone, the French Open champion from Italy, and triumphed 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.


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Sachin Tendulkar At The Asian Awards

Sachin Tendulkar talks to a journalist after winning the People's Choice Award at The Asian Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London

Sachin Tendulkar at The Asian Awards

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Sania, Shoaib Malik Inaugurate Tenni Academy In Ranchi


Tennis ace Sania Mirza and her husband, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, inaugurated a state-of-the-art tennis academy here on Thursday.

The tennis academy has come up on the premises of the international cricket stadium, set up by the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA).

Sania Mirza inaugurated the academy in the presence of Jharkhand's Chief Minister Arjun Munda.


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 Sania, Shoaib Malik inaugurate tennis academy in Ranchi

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