Archive for March 29, 2013

(Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday condemned a reference to migrant workers made by fellow Republican Representative Don Young, calling the comments “offensive and beneath the dignity of the office.”

House Speaker John Boehner holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 21, 2013.Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron

House Speaker John Boehner holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 21, 2013.

Young referred to migrant workers as “wetbacks” in a radio interview aired in his home state of Alaska on Thursday, but issued an apology late in the day after criticism. The term is considered a slur against illegal immigrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico.

“My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50-60 wetbacks … to pick tomatoes … it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It is all done by machine,” Young said in the interview.

The lawmaker was speaking about the economy and technology. He later said he did not realize the term was considered offensive.

“I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California,” Young said in a statement. “I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.”

Boehner issued a statement on Friday saying there was “no excuse,” for the comments.

“Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds. I don’t care why he said it – there’s no excuse,” Boehner said in a statement issued on Friday.

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Facebook has been putting increasing focus on its mobile products for over two years.

Facebook has been putting increasing focus on its mobile products for over two years.

Facebook will introduce a special version of Google’s Android software system next week that is modified to put the social network front and center on a smartphone. The software will debut on a handset made by HTC, according to a Facebook employee and another person who were briefed on the announcement.

Facebook sent invitations on Thursday evening to members of the media for an event on April 4 at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The Facebook employee, who asked not be named because he was not authorized to talk about the company’s plans, said the company would introduce a version of Android that makes Facebook’s software more prominent.

For instance, when the device is turned on, it will immediately display a Facebook user’s home screen, the source said, a fact reported earlier byThe Wall Street Journal. Facebook’s camera and messaging apps will be the default apps for the core functions of the phone, the Facebook employee also said.

Derick Mains, a Facebook spokesman, declined to comment on what would be unveiled at the event. But he said it would be a “significant mobile-focused announcement.”

Mobile is a crucial part of Facebook’s future. People are now spending more time using Facebook through mobile apps than on computers. Facebook’s business strategy is to get people to hang around its social network as much as possible to eventually see more ads. A phone with a strong Facebook focus would prompt customers to use Facebook more than competing apps and services.

The Facebook employee said that the company’s portfolio of mobile apps had been the vanguard of the Android-based Facebook operating system. Over the past two and a half years, Facebook has been creating standalone mobile applications. For example, this year the company introduced Poke, a private messaging service as a standalone app. Last year, it released acamera app that specialized in tagging and uploading photos to Facebook. And in 2011, it introduced Messenger, an app for free text messaging, which was later expanded to include free voice calls.

Amazon has also modified Android for its Kindle Fire tablets.

Facebook has been exploring making its own smartphone for the last two years, but the project, which was codenamed “Buffy,” kept stalling internally as the company could not determine whether to make its own hardware or partner with a phone maker.

Facebook has recruited engineers who specialized in mobile phone development, including former Apple engineers who worked on the development of the iPhone.

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Nokia says Google is trying to force VP8 down the computing industry’s throat, but Google is backing up its free video technology with patent deals and help with HTC’s legal defense against Nokia.

The nascent WebRTC standard for video communications on the Web has become a technology battleground pitting Google against Nokia.

The WebRTC standard for Web-based communications is a battleground for Nokia and Google over the VP8 video technology.

The WebRTC standard for Web-based communications is a battleground for Nokia and Google over the VP8 video technology.

The reason for a war not just of words but also of actions is a lowly technology called a codec, which compresses video for efficient networking and compact storage. Google wants the Net to embrace its royalty-free, open-source VP8 codec, but Nokia is trying to quash VP8 by refusing to license patents it says are required to use it.

Google, meanwhile, has come to the aid of Android phone maker HTC in a Nokia patent-infringement case that involves VP8.

Why the hard feelings? In a statement, Nokia said it’s trying to keep Google from infringing its patents and forcing inferior, proprietary technology down the industry’s throat:

Nokia believes that open and collaborative efforts for standardization are in the best interests of consumers, innovators and the industry as a whole. We are now witnessing one company attempting to force the adoption of its proprietary technology, which offers no advantages over existing, widely deployed standards such as H.264 and infringes Nokia’s intellectual property. As a result, we have taken the unusual step of declaring to the Internet Engineering Task Force that we are not prepared to license any Nokia patents which may be needed to implement its RFC6386 specification for VP8, or for derivative codecs.

VP8 is an element of Google’s effort to advance the Web so that people and companies do more and more with it. The more time people spend online, the more they use Google services.

VP8’s main competitor today is a standard called H.264, aka AVC, that a broad coalition of companies and other organizations produce through the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). They’ve just finished work on a sequel called HEVC/H.265 that’s just now in the early stages of coming to market, butGoogle is working on successor called VP9.

The lever Google is pushing on to try to advance VP8’s fortunes is WebRTC, a new standard for setting up video and audio communications over the Web. Google, like some allies including Firefox maker Mozilla and the World Wide Web Consortium standards group, wants a royalty-free video codec for the Web so that programmers can use it as easily as they do JPEG and PNG for graphics today. Google and its allies want VP8 specified as a mandatory-to-implement codec for WebRTC.

Google has spent millions of dollars pursuing its royalty-free video dream — first through the $123 million acquisition of VP8 developer On2 Technologies, then through sustained development and promotion of the technology, and now through legal means. Earlier this month,Google announced a deal with MPEG LA, which licenses pools of patents used for various video codecs, that resolved patent infringement objections raised by 11 companies through MPEG LA. Nokia is not part of the deal.

And Google is helping defend VP8 elsewhere — including Nokia’s patent lawsuit against Android phone maker HTC, which includes VP8 in its infringement claims. According to a Google statement:

The amazing innovation we see on the Web is made possible by open, community-developed technologies, and VP8 brings those principles to video. Our agreement to clear rights with MPEG LA and our intervention in Nokia’s lawsuit against HTC over VP8 demonstrate our strong support for the standard.

The rhetoric from each side can exaggerate the opposition’s shortcomings.

H.264 is hardly closed, given that anyone can license it and that a broad range of interested parties develop it collaboratively. And VP8 is not entirely open, since at least today Google controls it. But others are involved in VP8, too, and Google is supporting an effort to standardize VP8 through MPEG as the new Internet Video Codec. At the same time, it’s hard to say VP8 “offers no advantages” over H.264, given the expense of royalty payments for that technology.

What remains to be seen is whether one or both companies will yield, perhaps nudged by unfavorable court verdicts or lucrative licensing payments. Nokia may say now it won’t license its patents under any terms, but money and litigation have been known to change corporate priorities.

Kim Jong Un’s war room

Kim Jong Un’s war room


North Korea’s state media agencies have been releasing a slew of photos showing the country’s actual military build-up, which we are meant to understand is a prelude to war.They are probably bluffing, but you have to admire their attention to detail.

Early on Friday, the Korean Central News Agency released the above photo. Reuters, using the KCNA information, passed on the photo with a caption that began, “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People’s Army Strategic Rocket Force’s performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang.” According to Reuters, the large chart on the left bears the title, “Strategic force’s plan to hit the mainland of the U.S.”

James Pearson of NK News also looked at the photo, writing in a post that “plans for a strike on the U.S. mainland are clearly – and therefore probably deliberately – visible.” Pearson says that the photo has been published in the North Korean newspaper Rodong, which is widely distributed and often displayed in public.

The chart also appears to show a series of lines shooting out of North Korea and landing on major U.S. cities on the East and West coasts, as well as Hawaii.

Let’s be clear about two things before we go any further. First, as Pearson notes, this is almost certainly for domestic propaganda purposes, which is why it’s displayed so clearly. Second, North Korea does not even have the military capability to strike any American cities, particularly not on the East coast. “Red Dawn” was a work of fiction.

Now to the photos. NK News has kindly granted me permission to repost Pearson’s annotations of the images, which appear to show the plan’s “targets.” (He did ask me to point readers toward the NK News daily e-mail service, which I can recommend without reservation.) Here’s the first, with the chart labeled “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan”

Google map of the United States

Google map of the United States


Google map of the United States

Google map of the United States

Pearson then superimposed a Google map of the United States and the Pacific over the chart, which shows pretty clearly that the “targets” line up with major U.S. cities on the West and East coasts.But what else is in that office? Pearson combined the above image with another KCNA photo of the same room (it’s a composite, which is why Kim shows up twice), to give us a better sense of the space.What do you know, Kim Jong Un’s secret war room contains an iMac, designed with care in California by the same evil American imperialists he is purportedly preparing to destroy. That irony, one imagines, did not make it into the domestic propaganda coverage.

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Skateboarder killed in Caledon

Skateboarder killed in Caledon

TORONTO – A skateboarder is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Caledon early Friday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Hwy. 10 near Escarpment Side Rd. around 2:30 a.m.

The male victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

Hwy. 10 is closed between Olde Baseline Rd. and Charleston Side Rd. for the investigation.

we will update this news after we got more information, so please check again latter.


‘Harry Potter’ co-star Daniel Radcliffe said Friday that he was “proud to say I knew him.”

British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles in ‘Withnail and I‘ and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery, his agent said on Friday.

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LONDON (AP) — Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard’s unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the Harry Pottermovies, has died. He was 65.

Agent Simon Beresford announced Friday that Griffiths died a day earlier of complications following heart surgery at University Hospital in Coventry, central England.

He paid tribute to Griffiths as “a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors.”

Griffiths appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, but will be most widely remembered as a pair of contrasting uncles — the hero’s grudging Muggle guardian in the Harry Potter series, and flamboyant Uncle Monty in 1980s cult classic Withnail and I.

“I was proud to say I knew him,” said Harry Potterstar Daniel Radcliffe.

A large man and a huge stage presence, Griffiths was one of Britain’s leading theater actors, creating roles including the charismatic teacher Hector at the emotional heart of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys — a part he took to Broadway, winning a Tony Award, and repeated for the film adaptation.

National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner, who directed The History Boys, called Griffiths’ performance in that play “a masterpiece of wit, delicacy, mischief and desolation, often simultaneously.”

Griffiths also played poet W.H. Auden in Bennett’s The Habit of Art, a hugely persuasive performance despite the lack of physical resemblance between the two men.

Known for his sense of humor, large store of theatrical anecdotes and occasional bursts of temper, Griffiths was renowned for shaming audience members whose cell phones rang during plays by stopping the performance and ordering the offender to leave.

Griffiths’ last major stage role was in a West End production of Neil Simon‘s comedyThe Sunshine Boys last year opposite Danny DeVito.

In 2007 he appeared in a London production of Equus alongside the then 17-year-old Radcliffe.

“Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career,” Radcliffe said Friday.

“In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys’, which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease.

”Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy.

“In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence.”

Griffiths is survived by his wife, Heather Gibson.

Your memories of Richard Griffiths

British actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65 due to complications following heart surgery.

His most prominent roles include Uncle Monty in the film Withnail and I and Vernon Dursley, the grumpy uncle, in the Harry Potter films.

In 2006 he won a Tony award in New York and an Olivier award in London for the role of Hector in Alan Bennett’s’s stage version of The History Boys, a role he later reprised on film.

On television he was best known as the policeman chef Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.

BBC News website readers have been sharing some of their memories of meeting Richard Griffiths.

Lorna May Wadsworth, London

Richard Griffiths as Hector in The History Boys
Richard Griffiths as Hector in The History Boys, painted in oil by Lorna May Wadsworth

Richard Griffiths sat for a portrait for me on the stage of The National Theatre when he was in The History Boys.

He was as delightful as a huge fan of his Uncle Monty could wish for, spontaneously spouting poetry into the air above the stage and regaling me with stories.

He loved the portrait I painted of him so much he bought it.

It’s so nice to know his wife has that now.

I remember he wasn’t wearing his own glasses, but the glasses worn by Hector in The History Boys.

I last saw him last summer when I was Artist in Residence on Richard Curtis‘ forthcoming film About Time, where he worked in a scene alongside Richard E Grant.

It was the first time they had worked together since Withnail, which was an honour to witness.

One of my sketches was ‘The Three Richards at the Old Vic (where the scene was being filmed), which was of him, Richard E and Richard Curtis.

He was indeed a remarkable man, a prodigious talent and a huge personality.

I will miss his presence in the firmament hugely.

Ralph Graham, Witham, Essex

I had the good fortune to be a professional adviser to the Alan Bennett film “A Private Function” in which Richard Griffiths played one of the leading parts.

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He had all sorts of stories – of working with theatre greats like Olivier and of all the things that go wrong.”

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I am a podiatrist and the Michael Palin character was a chiropodist so they asked me to advise.

As a complete novice to filming, I was included by Richard and the other leading cast members in the breaks, the chatting, and the exchange of wonderful theatre stories.

There was a lot of sitting around waiting while lights where moved and sets were changed and Richard Girffiths and Denholm Elliot took turns bringing in wine.

The filming was in a house in Ealing so I would be sitting in the garden with them, listening to their fabulous stories.

He had all sorts of stories – of working with theatre greats like Olivier and of all the things that go wrong.

There is a line in the film where Richard Griffiths’ on-screen ‘daughter’ is practicing the piano in another room and making a racket where he says “not now, Veronica” and that line has become a family line for us.

None of our children are called Veronica, but we always say it when we want them to stop doing something.

He was most charming man and a great actor.

Hester Doherty, Shrewsbury

Sketch of Richard Griffiths, Richard E Grant and director Richard CurtisRichard Griffiths, Richard E Grant and Richard Curtis sketched on the set of the film About Time

I was at Billingham Technical College with Richard in 1966 – 67.

He was doing a Drama course there and took part in the college production of Electra.

He was a riveting performer, even at that young age it was clear he’d got it.

He looked very much the same then as he did all his life, he never really changed he just got greyer.

He was always rather eccentric and good fun to be with, a larger than life character.

I noticed he wore his maroon and yellow Billingham Technical College scarf in Pie in the Sky, so he must have kept memories of it.

His career was amazing.

I remember he came from an ordinary working class background and both his parents were profoundly deaf, so I always thought he’d done tremendously well.

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Claudio Lippi ( Milan , 3 June 1945 ) is a singer , record producer and television host Italian .

“”””Allegri: “Una vittoria per Claudio Lippi. Balotelli sta maturando”

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Una grande prestazione da dedicare a Claudio Lippi, il giornalista rossonero di Milan Channel scomparso tragicamente in settimana in un incidente in moto. Questo è quello che vuole Massimiliano Allegri e così Massimiliano Allegri ha aperto la conferenza stampa pre ChievoMilan. “Ci aspetta una partita molto difficile, il Chievo sta giocando bene ed è in ottima condizione – ha affermato il tecnico toscano riferendosi alla partita in programma domani alle 18,30 a Verona -. Ci sarà da lottare fino alla fine, ci sarà da soffrire. Il Chievo ha una retroguardia solida, in avanti ha qualità per dare fastidio – ha proseguito Allegri -. Dovremo essere bravi a tenere il ritmo dei nostri avversari e dovremo far valere le nostre qualità tecniche e sarà importante non concedere il contropiede, che il Chievo sviluppa molto bene”.

Chievo-Milan è una gara insidiosa per i rossoneri, i quali tuttavia stanno andando forte e, dopo un inizio di stagione molto negativo, hanno riagganciato saldamente la zona Champions, ma Allegri non abbassa la guardia: “In questo momento siamo al terzo posto – ha commentato l’allenatore rossonero -, per mantenerlo bisogna puntare al secondo. Se abbiamo un approccio diverso, troppo conservativo, rischiamo di tenere un atteggiamento eccessivamente difensivo”. E per conquistare un posto nella più prestigiosa competizione europea è stato e sarà fondamentale Balotelli, reduce da tre gol e prestazioni da protagonista con la Nazionale. Super Mario, inoltre, sembra maturato molto soprattutto sotto l’aspetto caratteriale e Allegri non è preoccupato dal fatto che nella stagione 2008/2009, quando indossava la maglia dell’Inter, Balotelli a fine partita proprio in casa del Chievo pronunciò parole molto polemiche verso il pubblico veronese: “Credo stia migliorando sotto questo aspetto – le parole di Allegri sul carattere caldo di Super Mario Balotelli -, non ha avuto reazioni e non deve averle. Con l’indifferenza deve riuscire a zittire quelli che eventualmente saranno degli episodi brutti, che fino a questo momento ci sono stati sui campi di calcio e che piano piano vanno eliminati migliorando la cultura sportiva e l’educazione. Domani giocherà sereno e tranquillo, non deve innervosirsi”. Qualche assente, domani per il Milan, e ancora qualche dubbio per Allegri: “Zapata non l’ho convocato per via del fuso orario e poi ha perso un po’ di allenamenti – le spiegazioni dell’allenatore ex Cagliari -. Boateng ha preso un colpo a Palermo e a Firenze sarà sicuramente a disposizione, così come Pazzini. Constant ha una sindrome influenzale, mentre a centrocampo devo ancora decidere chi far giocare”.””””

Translated Into English—

Allegri: “A victory for Claudio Lippi.Balotelli is maturing “


A great performance to devote to Claudio Lippi, journalist AC Milan Milan Channel died tragically in a week in a motorcycle accident. This is what he wants Massimiliano Allegri Massimiliano Allegri and so opened the press conference pre Chievo – Milan . “We expect a very difficult game, Chievo is playing well and is in excellent condition – said the technician Tuscan referring to the game tomorrow at 18.30 in Verona -. We will have to fight until the end, we will have to suffer. Chievo have a solid rear, forward it to annoy quality – continued Allegri -. We have to be good at keeping the pace of our opponents and we rely on our technical qualities and it is important not to allow the counterattack, that Chievo develops very well. ”

Chievo-Milan is a tricky race for the Rossoneri, but these are going strong, and after a very bad start to the season, they hung up firmly the Champions League places, but Allegri does not lower his guard: “Right now we’re in third place – said the Milan coach – to keep it you have to point to the second. If we have a different approach, too conservative, we may keep an excessively defensive posture. ” And to win a place in the most prestigious European competition has been and will be a key Balotelli, back from three goals and performance leading the national team.Super Mario also seems matured a lot especially from the character and Allegri is not worried by the fact that in the 2008/2009 season, when he wore the shirt of Inter, Balotelli after the game right away to Chievo spoke words to much controversy the public from Verona: “I think he’s improving in this respect – the words of Allegri on the warm character of Super Mario Balotelli -, had no reactions and should not have them. With indifference must be able to silence those who may be ugly incidents, which up to this time there were on the football field and that will gradually be eliminated by improving the sports culture and education.Tomorrow will play calm and peaceful, must not get nervous. ” Some absent tomorrow for Milan, and still some doubt Allegri: “Zapata I have not called because of the time zone and then lost a little ‘training – explanations of coach former Cagliari -. Boateng has taken a hit in Palermo and Florence will surely be available, as well as Pazzini. Constant flu syndrome, while in midfield I have yet to decide who to play. ”


Lippi began his career as a singer in the early sixties , as a solo first and then with the group The Crusaders. In this period accounts for theBluebell some 45 laps , including what matter and there is someone for everyone. Join theater tour with Memo Remigi and appears in some of the first television programs hosted by Mike Bongiorno (in 1963 in the exhibition of dreams ) and Pippo Baudo ( Settevoci ), again as a singer or guest brilliant. Then participating as a competitor to A drive for summer 1968 .

During a brief business venture, with the creation of the label ” Disco Blue “with his brother Franco Lippi , founded the musical group The patrol blue , which is also part of Massimo Boldi . In 1972 lands to the radio , leading some programs for RAI , including the Music In. in 1974 made ​​the transition to television , where he leads the first children’s programs (Air and open Giocagiò ), then the variety do you do, Rivediamoli together for a summer evening and Arabian light , and it is the male lead in the tv series the operetta ” No, no, Nanette “along with Elisabetta Viviani .

In 1973 appears in musicarello cries … the phone . In 1975 worked as a voice actor on the animated television series Barbapapa , giving voice to all the male characters. Together with Roberta Flack and Orietta Berti also sings the famous opening theme: “Here come the Barbapapa”. In1978 works for TeleMilano , the future Channel 5 , in a one man show, tailor-made for him by the Silvio Berlusconi , Sprolippio.

In 1980 RaiUno transmits the first quiz in early evening titled Seven and a half the episodes of the quiz are led by Raimondo Vianello for the first half, while the second half see it as their conductor Claudio Lippi, who will have the chance to recur the general public. In 1984 the RAI officially leaves to go to Fininvest , for which he created the quiz Tuttinfamiglia ( 1984 ) and The Good country ( 1985 ). In the years between 1988 and 1990 makes brief return in RAI to conduct Games without frontiers . On 1 October of 1990 , with the departure of Conrad , is that he chose to present the quiz noon on Channel 5 , Lunch is served : as early as 1985 Lippi was called by Corrado for a short replacement Buona Domenica .

In 1991 , again on Channel 5, presents the third edition of Bathing Beauties , and in 1992 even Beauties on the snow . In 1992 the Lunch comes a new valley, Luana Ravegnini , which Lippi will have a long relationship. In the spring of 1992, the management decided to extend the transmission as long summer : Lippi has tried and has health problems, so it becomes the victim of a swoon in the studio. In 1993 is driving a quiz, designed by Corrado, taken from the bullfight , entitled Yes or no? . After a period of personal crisis (in a divorce) and the break with the vertices Mediaset, works for Telemontecarlo , realizing what with the House Ravegnini.

In 1996 it is proposed almost casually for the role of conductor Never Say goal with Gialappa’s Band , the flagship program of Italy 1 . Lippi has the presence to Never Say Goals in a fight betweenTeo Teocoli and Gialappa’s: Following the defection of the showman, the trio is forced to find a replacement and recruits Lippi is aired improvising. The awkward to do (not entirely unintentional) makes it a perfect target for both the comic trio for the verve of Simona Ventura and remain in the program for several years with good success. In 1998 made ​​an appearance in Paparazzi ,Christmas movie of the pair Massimo Boldi – Christian De Sica , directed by Blacks Parenti , and in the same year leads to a short period Strip the News . In 1999 he ends his relationship with Luana Ravegnini (also often present in Never Say Goal).

Later, participates in the Good Friday of Maurizio Costanzo and Lorella Cuccarini , without taking part in the season 2002 / 2003 and collaborates with other products, such as very nice, you craft?, Road making and Channel 5 story. Work with Michelle Hunziker in variety Heels. In 2002 is engaged with the know the latest? , show primetime with Natalia Estrada , a program that both will be back in 2004 .

In 2003 , during a crisis with Mediaset, returns on Rai 2 , where he leads Eureka, and participates in Sunday in the historian concurrent program of Good Friday, the collaboration will however be short and Lippi returns to commercial television. October 28, 2006 announces loudly to leave the conduct of Good Friday, after only five episodes, due to differences with the authors, in particular, the project manager Cesare Lanza , and the vertices Mediaset. Lippi has explained that it did not share the new course of the program, led by Paola Perego , too addicted to vulgarity and trash, as specified by the Milanese conductor [1] .

On 12 July 2008 he received the “Grand Prix Coral city of Alghero”, during the Grand Gala of Sport and TV in 2008. One year after the period of inactivity television, since March 2009 , leading in the field of Dahlia Dahlia TV , and since September 2010 has a permanent presence in the programs Rai Uno The test of the cook and Se … at the home of Paola . The 22 June 2010 Claudio Lippi has revealed to be a distant relative of the former coach of the Italian national team, Marcello Lippi during the program Night World, broadcast on RAI 1 during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa .

The 30 December 2010 back on TV with the game show I love Italy on Rai 2 . On 7 February 2011 is host to Morning Five on Channel 5 . In September 2011 began the recordings for the construction of a new musical album, Fly is wonderful .

From 2 to 7 January 2012 and 7 and 10 March 2012 temporarily replaces Antonella Clerici in the conduct of the test of the cook , getting good ratings. In addition, the January 6th 2012 is sent tothe test of the cook – Special Lottery.

L ‘ 8 April 2012 the new album comes out on iTunes Flying is wonderful , arranged and produced by Francesco Digilio , a tribute to the great Domenico Modugno .

In spring 2012 is part of the jury of the music program in the early evening and What This Show on Rai 1 . On 9 and 16 May 2012 leads, with Elisa Isoardi , the new variety of Rai 1 point on you .The ‘ July 11 , a guest at Unomattina Coffee , performs with the master Francesco Digilio in God how I love you . Since autumn 2012 Lippi co-leads with Antonella Clerici every Saturday Proof of cook broadcast on Rai 1 . On November 6 and December 12 2012 temporarily replaces Antonella Clerici in the conduct of the test of the cook . On 30 November 2012 during the final of the program and What This Show is dedicating to Loretta Goggi a God how I love you , accompanied by pianist and arranger Francesco Digilio .





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The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to embrace an “all-in” mindset on their quest to win another Stanley Cup as late Wednesday night they acquired future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla in exchange for a first-round draft pick and two college prospects.

All night long, there had been reports that Iginla was going to the Boston Bruins, but after 1 a.m.. ET, the Flames announced the trade was completed with the Penguins, who gave up forwards Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski, plus their first-round pick.

Earlier this week, the Penguins acquired veteran winger Brenden Morrow and rugged defenseman Douglas Murray in separate trades. In the three trades, the Penguins have given up a first-round pick, a second-round pick, a conditional second-round pick and a fifth-round pick, plus three quality prospects to acquire three rental players and a third-round pick.

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None of the players the Penguins have acquired this week have contracts beyond this season. Iginla, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had to waive a no-trade clause to approve the deal.

General manager Jay Feaster said in a news conference that he had fielded offers from three teams that Iginla suggested.

“The deal that we consummated, this is where the player was prepared to waive for,” he said.

All three of the players acquired by Pittsburgh this week are known for their high character and gritty playing style. All three players are trying to win their first Stanley Cups.

“Jarome will add leadership, grit and the skill to complement our forward group,” Penguins general manager Ray Shero said via email. “He’s a player who has played big in big games and we are thrilled that he is part of the Penguins organization.”


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Coach Dan Bylsma could play Iginla on the team’s first line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby, or he could play him with James Neal and Evgeni Malkin.

In talking about the Morrow deal earlier this week, Bylsma said that Morrow would probably play with Malkin and Neal, but he might use him with Brandon Sutter and Matt Cooke.

The only pause that Bylsma might have with putting Iginla with Crosby and Kunitz is the fact that the Kunitz-Crosby-Pascal Dupuis line has played exceptionally well this season. No matter who plays with whom, the Penguins are going to have three impressive lines.

The Iginla drama began early Wednesday evening when the Flames announced that he would not play in the team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. He had not missed a game since the finale of the 2006-07 season, and his 441-game ironman streak came to an end.

Iginla is a power forward who had scored 30 or more goals for 11 consecutive seasons before this season. He has been a Flames player since 1995-96. He originally came to Calgary when the Flames dealt veteran Joe Nieuwendyk to the Dallas Stars.

Winger Agostino, 20, just completed his junior regular season at Yale, where he netted 15 goals and 37 points in 33 games. He is a fifth-round draft choice. Hanowski, 22, has played four years at St. Cloud State, where he scored 39 goals over his last two seasons. He’s a 6-2 winger who was drafted in the third round.

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At least 15 people were killed and dozens are trapped after a 16-story building collapsed in Tanzania’s largest city Friday.

“Fifteen bodies have been recovered from the rubble,” Dar es Salaam Police Commander Suleiman Kova told reporters at the scene.

According to officials, 13 people have already been pulled out of the building’s wreckage alive and around 45 people — including construction workers, residents and children from a Koranic school — are still missing.

The building, which was still under construction in Tanzania’s economic capital of Dar es Salaam, collapsed around 8:45 a.m. local time in the city’s Kariakoo business district.

“I thought there was an earthquake and then I heard screaming. The whole building fell on itself,” eyewitness Musa Mohamed told Agence France-Presse.

Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Saidi Mecky Sadiky said up to 60 people were in the area of the building when it collapsed.

Bulldozers are being used to remove rubble as a large crowd watches. Rescue workers and armed police officers are also at the scene.

There are reports that those trapped are making phone calls to relatives and friends.

“There are several people trapped inside the building,” Hamisi Mgosi, a trader in Kariakoo, told Reuters. “A boy called his father through his cellphone from inside the collapsed building and told him he can’t breathe.”

Anger as Amazon introduces punishing fee hikes for the third-party traders who generate millions for the online giant
  • Small traders selling DVDs and tyres through Amazon among those affected
  • UK sellers offering electronic accessories will see fees rise from 7% to 12%
  • Hikes imposed amid concern over growing dominance of internet giant
  • Two million third-party traders across the globe use Amazon
  • Pre-Christmas 2012 two in five items bought on site were sold by third party

Small traders who sell their products through Amazon are facing potentially crippling fee hikes set to be imposed by the internet giant.

Third-party traders selling items like electronic accessories, automotive parts and tyres through the website will see fees soar – rising as high as 15% in some cases.

Sellers who use the world’s biggest online retailer to reach customers – and collectively generate huge amounts of business for Amazon – have reacted with dismay to the increases, with some traders suggesting the added financial burden could see their businesses fold completely.

Dominance: The world's biggest internet retailer is imposing punishing fee increases on small traders who sell their goods through the websiteDominance: The world’s biggest internet retailer is imposing punishing fee increases on small traders who sell their goods through the website

‘We don’t know if this will push us under,’ one anonymous UK trader has said of the hikes.

Vendor fees on electronic goods such as headphones and memory cards will go up from seven per cent to 12 per cent for the busiest UK-based traders from 4 April, according to a report in the Guardian.

Amazon is introducing fee increases for third-party vendors

Fees for UK traders using Amazon to sell automotive parts will go up from 12 per cent to 15 per cent.

For German sellers offering tyres through the site, fees will rise from seven per cent to 10 per cent after the Easter weekend, while seller fees for French traders offering DVDs, music and video games on Amazon will go up from 10 per cent to 15 per cent.

Small traders in the UK using the site to sell automotive parts will see fees go from 12 per cent to 15 per cent.

Traders have reacted with fury to the hikes, becoming the latest group to rail against the seemingly unstoppable rise of the online giant, which has already been accused of placing the future of the high street book shop in jeopardy. As independent bookshops continue to close at an alarming rate, Amazon credited e-book sales for Christmas sales of £13.5billion in 2012.

At the end of 2012 the ‘tax scrimping’ retailer was branded ‘immoral’ after it emerged its UK arm had recorded a pre-tax profit of £74million the previous year – but paid just £1.8million in tax.

Third-party traders play a significant role in the online business, with two million globally selling through Amazon. In the pre-Christmas period in 2012, two in five items bought on Amazon were sold by third-party traders.

Growing: Traders are the latest group to express concern at the seemingly unstoppable rise of the online giant, which has already been accused of jeopardising the future of the high street book shopGrowing: Traders are the latest group to express concern at the seemingly unstoppable rise of the online giant, which has already been accused of jeopardising the future of the high street book shop

Another British trader – who generates in excess of £1million in sales through Amazon – said the increases had prompted him to switch his attention to eBay, which he said offered a less costly means of doing business.

The seller said eBay also passed on payments to traders quickly, while Amazon holds on to payments for two to three weeks.

‘It’s a huge strain on a small business not being able to access cash we’re owed from Amazon. And they’re making an absolute fortune in interest.’

The traders who spoke out against Amazon did so on condition of anonymity amid concern over how the retailer would respond.

Similar increases came into effect in the U.S. in January.

Amazon has not commented on the reaction to the fee increases.


In less than 20 years Amazon has gone from an online bookstore run from founder Jeff Bezos’s garage, to the world’s biggest online retailer.

One of the first big firms to start selling goods over the internet, Amazon rapidly diversified adding DVDs, CDs and video games to its online offering, along with clothes, furniture and toys.

Today the Seattle-based firm generates billions in profits and has separate websites in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan and China.

The popularity of ebooks is key to the success of the online giant, and Amazon reported record revenues at the start of the year in a clear indication of the continued mass migration of shoppers from the high street to the web.

It racked up sales of £13.5bn in the fourth quarter of 2012, up from £10bn in the same period of the previous year. Kindle e-book sales -up a whopping 70 per cent – were credited for the surge in profits.

Overall sales were up by 22 per cent, driven by the popularity of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.