Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pictures of "Wife of Hannibal Kazzafi "

' Hannibal Kazzafi ' Son of former Libyan President ' Muammar Gaddafi'
 Spread a picture of Hannibal Gaddafi's wife inside their home
In other places and photographed images is her husband
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How To Make a delicious Gingerbread Men Cookies

Ingredients :
Mixing Bowl
mixer or whisk
parchment paper
cookie sheet
plastic wrap
cookie cutter
Recipe Instructions
Step 1: Dry Ingredients
Combine flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Step 2: Mix
In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth, then mix in the molasses, water, and vanilla. Add flour mixture in a little at a time until you have a soft dough.
Step 3: Wait
Divide the dough into two pieces, wrap them in plastic, and refrigerate for at least two hours – you need the dough to get firm so that you can work with it.
Step 4: Pre-Heat
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees (190 C, Gas Mark 5)
Step 5: Roll
Roll your dough out on a lightly floured surface until it's between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. Cut gingerbread men out with your cookie cutters and put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step 6: Bake
Bake your cookies about 9-12 minutes, until the edges are firm and they're lightly browned. Let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then move them to a cooling rack.
Step 7: Decorate
This is where you can get creative. Use icings, frostings, candies, colored sugars, sprinkles, and other decorative edibles, and start layering them on the cookies. Use your imagination. Experiment. You can always eat any cookies that don't come out the way you want.

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How to make Organic Harvest Squash Risotto

Ingredients :
6 to 7 cups Wild Oats Organic Chicken or Vegetable broth
2 tablespoon Wild Oats Butter
1 medium
organic yellow onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups organic winter squash (such as butternut or acorn) diced
2 cups organic arborio rice
2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup dry white wine (such as Chardonnay or Fumé Blanc)
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
1 tablespoon rubbed sage
Freshly cracked black pepper
Recipe Instructions
In a large saucepan, heat the chicken or vegetable stock on low heat.
While the stock is warming, melt the butter in another large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and squash the second saucepan; stir and cook until soft. Add the Arborio rice and stir until the rice is well coated with butter. Add salt and white pepper. Add the white wine to the rice mixture and stir until absorbed.
Start adding the hot broth to the rice (about 1 cup at a time) while stirring. When it's absorbed, add a little more. Stir. Add a little more. Stir. The risotto is ready in about 20 minutes or when the rice is creamy and al dente (meaning “to the tooth” or cooked only until it has a slight resistance when bitten into).
Stir in the sage and a half-cup of the Parmigiano Reggiano. Garnish with the rest of the cheese and the cracked pepper. Enjoy immediately while hot and steamy.

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Celgene wins U.S. regulatory approval for treating deadly blood cancer

Celgene Corp.’s therapy for a deadly blood cancer that will sicken more than 22,000 people in the U.S. this year won U.S. regulatory approval.
Pomalyst, or pomalidomide, was approved for multiple- myeloma patients who have tried and failed on at least two other drugs, including Celgene’s Revlimid and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Velcade, according to a statement today from the Food and Drug Administration. Pomalyst may generate sales of $1.1 billion in 2017 for Summit, New Jersey-based Celgene, according to the average of 12 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., based in South San Francisco, California, makes a similar drug, Kyprolis, approved in July. Celgene’s FDA application for pomalidomide, like Kyprolis, was submitted under an accelerated approval program that allows a promising drug to treat a serious disease on the market before final clinical trials are complete.
“Treatment for multiple myeloma is tailored to meet individual patient’s needs, and today’s approval provides an additional treatment option for patients who have not responded to other drugs,” Richard Pazdur, director of the FDA’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, said in the statement.
Pomalyst will carry a boxed warning that the product can cause blood clots and that pregnant women shouldn’t use the drug because it can lead to life-threatening birth defects. Women of childbearing age who take the treatment must comply with pregnancy testing and both males and females have to adhere to contraception requirements, the FDA said.
Revlimid Sales
Pomalyst will only be available through prescribers and pharmacies that are trained to dispense the medicine. Revlimid has similar requirements.
Revlimid, a multiple myeloma drug patients can take after trying one previous therapy, is Celgene’s top seller with $3.8 billion in sales last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells that make antibodies that help protect the body from germs, according to the National Institutes of Health.
As many as 15,000 patients each year in the U.S. fail Revlimid and Osaka, Japan-based Takeda’s Velcade, Gene Mack, an analyst with Brean Capital in New York, said in a phone interview. At least 60 percent of those patients are eligible for Kyprolis and Pomalyst, he said.
Patients who use Onyx’s Kyprolis may move to Celgene’s Pomalyst and vice versa, or they may get both drugs in combination, Michael Yee, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets in San Francisco, said by phone.
Celgene found patients taking pomalidomide orally plus a low dose of the steroid dexamethasone lived a median 3.6 months without their disease worsening, compared to 1.8 months for patients taking a high dose of the steroid alone, according to a final-phase study the company presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting in Atlanta in December.
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Actor James Cromwell arrested in Wisconsin as he accused of the Ethical Treatment of Animals

James Cromwell was arrested on Tuesday, February 7 in Wisconsin. The actor, who got an Oscar nomination for his role in film “Babe”, and an official of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jeremy Beckham, were taken to Dane County Jail after bursting into a board meeting at the University of Wisconsin and claiming the school tortures cats for scientific research.
They held two large signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a UW-Madison lab. The signs included photos of a cat named Double Trouble that they allege was mistreated and later killed in a 2008 research study of eye movements. “This is not science, this is torture, and it is criminal! Shame on UW!” Cromwell shouted before willingly being led away by police.
The staff members in the meeting room were visibly stunned by the sudden distraction, but no one responded to Cromwell or Beckham. After the two men were dragged out of the room, the meeting immediately resumed.
“The University of Wisconsin may think that grant money matters more than animals' suffering, but the public who unwittingly funds this cruelty demands an end to these hideous experiments,” the 73-year-old actor said. “My friends at PETA and I will continue to call on UW-Madison to stop cutting into and killing cats in this useless experiment.”
The Thursday protest came two weeks after PETA officials sent a letter to the UW Board of Regents describing the abuse of nine other cats in the same laboratory where Double Trouble was killed. PETA has claimed 30 cats a year at UW-Madison are starved, deafened, and decapitated for brain research that hasn't accomplished its goals of improving human hearing. The university denies the accusations.
Cromwell and Beckham were released on the evening after being charged for disorderly conduct and are scheduled to appear in court next Thursday.

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How to make Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with Coconut Frosting

Ingredients :
For the Cake:
3/4 cup cocoa powder (I use Hershey's)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
6 oz. (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter cut into six pieces
3/4 cup sour cream
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz. (3 cups) cake flour
3 cups sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Frosting:
6 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 to 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or to taste)
1 lb. unsalted butter cut into tablespoons softened (but not at all melted)
4 cups large shaved coconut (fresh or desiccated) toasted
Recipe Instructions
Heat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch cake pans with kitchen parchment and set them aside (there's no need to grease the pans). Put the cocoa powder in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Pour the boiling water over the cocoa and whisk until smooth. Add the butter and sour cream and blend on low speed until the butter melts. Allow the mixture to cool for a minute if still very hot, and then add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, sift together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients a little at a time to the butter mixture, scraping down the sides once or twice. Increase the speed to medium and blend for another 3 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake until the center of the cake feels firm and the cake just barely begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, 50 minutes to 1 hour (begin checking after 45 minutes). Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool completely before frosting.
Put the yolks in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and coconut milk. Stir to combine and then bring to a boil. As the mixture heats, begin whipping the eggs on high speed. Boil the coconut milk and sugar until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage (238 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove the mixture from the heat. Stop the mixer and pour a small amount of the syrup into the egg yolks. Quickly beat on high again. Repeat twice more until all the syrup is incorporated. (You can also add the sugar syrup in a steady stream with the mixer on, but be careful not to let it hit the beater or the syrup will be flung to the sides of the bowl where it will harden.) Continue beating until the mixture is cool. Add the coconut extract. With the mixer on medium speed, begin beating in the butter 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time. When the butter is completely incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat another 1 minutes.
Use the frosting right away to fill and frost the cooled cake or cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. (Bring chilled buttercream to room temperature before using, beating briefly to smooth it, if necessary.) Pat on a generous coating of the shaved toasted coconut over the sides and top and, if you like, between the layers.

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Carlos Boozer leads Chicago Bulls to a 93-89 win over Utah

(UPI) — Carlos Boozer scored 11 points in the fourth quarter Friday, leading the Chicago Bulls' late charge to a 93-89 win over Utah.
Boozer, who finished with 19 points, put in a layup and made one of two free throws to give the Bulls a 84-83 edge with 1:47 to play.
Chicago's performance at the foul line was key down the stretch. Boozer made four more free throws to make it 88-85 with 27 seconds left. Joakim Noah, who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, then put in a couple of free throws before Luol Deng hit 3-of-4 at the line to seal the win.
The Bulls, who had lost three of four going into the game, also got 18 points and nine assists from Nate Robinson
The Jazz got a season-high 32 points with 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson and 21 points from Paul Millsap.
Utah, which had won four of its past five contests, outscored the Bulls 19-11 in the third quarter knot it up at 69 heading into the decisive final period.

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Miami Heat achieve a 111-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers

AP — A few moments after getting struck in the face, LeBron James was shaken up to the point he didn't bother contesting a jump ball.
It was about the only play he took off all night.
James scored 30 points in another efficient performance, Dwyane Wade scored 20 and the defending champion Miami Heat posted a 111-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
James shot 9 for 11, giving him 37 makes on his last 47 attempts, and sat out the fourth quarter. It was his fourth straight 30-point game, tying him with Wade as the only Heat players with such a streak in the franchise's 25-year history.
“He's off the planet right now,” Wade said of James. “He's not even the best basketball player on the planet. He's surpassed the planet. He's somewhere else. He's playing phenomenal.”
It was the first time in James' career he scored at least 30 points on 11 or fewer field-goal attempts. According to STATS LLC, it was the 13th such game in the league since the start of the 2002-03 season.
When it comes to this type of roll, James isn't interested in figuring out how it is happening.
“Nope,” James said. “It's nothing to figure out for me. I go out, see what the pace of the game is bringing and you go out and figure it out on the fly.”
The Clippers got Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin back from injuries, but that trio of starters combined for a mere 23 points. DeAndre Jordan led Los Angeles with 17 points.
Spurs' win streak
ends at 11 games
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds as Detroit snapped San Antonio's 11-game winning streak with a 119-109 victory over the short-handed Spurs.
San Antonio played without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and the Pistons led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter.
“They beat us to the boards, they beat us to loose balls and they just outplayed us,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.

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PayPal launches a preview of its updated design

PayPal has had the same design for quite some time, and it is, shall we say, a tad dated. That will be coming to an end in the relatively near future, with the company rolling out a preview of its updated design, complete with information about the layout and how it will benefit users. Check out its features and some screenshots after the jump.
The updated design, which you can see in the image above, is very Web 2.0-ish, with a streamlined, easier to digest interface that categorizes things in a logical, simple way. Bits of information are displayed in their own sections right on the main account screen, including notifications, recent activity, and balance.
Unlike the current design, which requires hunting through tabs and menus, the new design features drop-menus with relevant items, such as coupons, banking information and cards, and credit. The three main functions – Account Summary, Activity, and Settings – are located as tabs in the upper menu, which toggles the screen between the three categories.
Performing the most common tasks done on PayPal is also streamlined in the new layout via shortcuts on the right-hand side of the account screen. Shortcuts are available for requesting money, sending money, adding money, and withdrawing money. There’s no mention of when the new design will go into effect, but the curious can check it out here.

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Nokia Lumia 620 review ( price , specification ,release date , features , problems, advantages, disadvantages)

The Lumia 620 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet. Alas, it's a device that might never make an appearance in the US, due to its very attractive pricing of (£150, or around $236), unless American carriers are willing to give a rebate from the outset. But it's a surprisingly attractive Lumia — in fact it's hard to put it in the same category as Nokia's previous cheaper Windows Phone options. Those colors hit you right between the eyes, with matte- and gloss-finish covers in cyan, lime, yellow and magenta presenting a nice alternative to the more staid black and white versions. Behind that shell, a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus beats away, with a bright 3.8-inch ClearBlack display beaming out a familiar 800 x 480 resolution.
Despite the price, it's running the latest iteration of Windows Phone 8 and Nokia's also ensured its own camera lens apps, along with its music and mapping services, have been carried over as well. The 5-megapixel camera may be bested by the Zeiss-equipped 8-megapixel sensors on its bigger brothers, but with a staggering £300 difference between the Lumia 620 and Lumia 920, what other sacrifices have been made? Is this the best bang-for-your-buck Windows Phone we've ever seen? We think it might be.


After trying out both the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820, it's a relief to see Nokia's phone footprint shrink so that it's closer to 2011's Lumia 800. The 620 model has a marginally larger screen than that polycarb-crafted phone, but it feels just as comfortable in our hands — one-handed use is a non-issue. While the screen's surface is completely flat, the edges curve around gently, forming a rounded back.
The entire cover can be pried off by pressing down on the camera unit and pulling at the top edge of the covering. Does it feel as plasticky as the Lumia 610? Nope. Wobbly? A little — there's a minor amount of give in the center of the back, but the cover and device feel unified and solid. Better still, due to the way the covers are formed (two different color layers, for the likes of the lime-green and orange options) they've come out in very vivid hues — the soft-finish cyan shell is this editor's personal favorite. The cases can also take a fair amount of damage from drops, with the easily breakable headphone port built into each case rather than the phone itself.
Nokia has added a front-facing VGA camera to this model (a first for an entry-level Nokia Windows Phone), while a 5-megapixel sensor and flash are centered on the back. For fans of the Lumia series, the front is even more familiar. The screen is framed with about 2mm of bezel at the sides, with space above it for the aforementioned VGA camera and earpiece. Below the TFT screen, you'll find the staple three-button capacitive control panel.
Along the right edge, there's still a hard camera button — and all the buttons seem to have more give than last year's Nokia devices. The micro-USB port sits along the bottom with the primary microphone, while the headphone socket belongs at the top, replete with a secondary mic. It's worth mentioning that the Lumia 620 has been gifted with the same distortion-free, high-amplitude mics embedded inside the Lumia 920 — more on that in the camera section. Meanwhile the Lumia 620's built-in speaker is apparently 20 decibels louder than Nokia's flagship phone, able to penetrate thin walls at a maximum of 100 decibels.
If you want your music louder, the phone is also compatible with JBL's wireless speakers through its built-in NFC, while a removable 1,300mAh battery resides next to the space for a microSD card. There's already 8GB of built-in storage from the outset, while Microsoft is still offering 7GB of cloud storage through SkyDrive — in short, there are plenty of storage options. There's just 512MB of RAM, but that's plenty for handling the existing app selection on Windows Phone — we didn't have any issues using Skype or other apps, although we can't vouch for how future-proof this phone will be compared to Windows Phone devices housing 1GB of RAM.
The handset isn't going to weigh pockets down at 127 grams, but it's not the most slender phone out there, either. At 11mm (0.43 inch), it's actually incrementally thicker than the Lumia 920, but with this smaller form factor you shouldn't have any issues with one-handed control. Nokia's new phone is more comfortable to use, even if that means there's less screen to play with.


If you've been looking for a sub-4-inch Windows Phone 8 device, options have been pretty limited as of late. But here, you're getting a display that's appropriate for the price: a 3.8-inch touchscreen that matches the resolution of most Windows Phones — that is, 800 x 480. Nokia's included its ClearBlack tech and an RGB Stripe pixel arrangement, while adding an anti-glare layer to improve outdoor visibility. Stack it against the Lumia 820, and it requires a bit more explaining.
In a way, the 620's screen looks better — it's the same number of pixels in a smaller space, but it's no longer AMOLED. Colors appear slightly more muted on the 3.8-inch TFT in comparison, although it also lacks AMOLED's bluish overcast in white areas. Now, after dabbling with 4.7-inch displays you might think that the smaller display would make web browsing a little more frustrating, but page formatting remained pretty much identical among the three Windows Phone 8 Lumias.


If there was one feature that we expected to be underwhelming, it was the camera. Despite the extent to which Nokia raved about the prowess of its optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens, you won't find either here. Maximum image resolution drops to five megapixels, but the sensor is still capable of 720p capture, with an LED flash potent enough to light up your subject — it's possibly a little too strong for close-up shots. The physical button launches into the camera almost immediately, with none of the lag of its predecessor, and with the same ability to lock focus with a half-press. We found in most situations that tapping the screen to focus offered a better lock.
The camera was able to take a handful of decent stills, although focus seemed slightly more temperamental than on other Windows Phones we've tested in the past. It still managed to give us some passable results in less favorable conditions, but if we were aiming for a close-up shot in better light settings, that reduced resolution made itself known in not-so-detailed results. That said, there's none of the fuzz and noise we've seen from other sub-£200 smartphone cameras we've tested in the past 12 months — we're pointing our finger squarely at some of ZTE's and Huawei's cheap carrier-specific models.
Unfortunately, we've still got the same complaints that we mention in most Windows Phone reviews: there's no HDR mode, the UI itself is relatively low on customizations and there's no way to lock down exposure to avoid blowing out your images in bright light. However, the Panorama mode (above) and Nokia's GIF-crafting Cinemagraph are worth installing as they both add some extra talents to the camera.
More interested in video? Well, the Lumia 620 gives a decent showing here too. There's no optical image stabilization, but that remains a very rare addition to phone cameras, so it's hard to hold it against a colorful, rich recording. While a bit of breeze buffeted the mics, it picked up our voice (and some waterfowl noises) with perfect clarity.


So, the Lumia 620 has the same resolution of the Lumia 820, memory expansion through microSD and even a pair of high-amplitude mics, but we had to see how Qualcomm's lesser Snapdragon S4 Plus processor would handle an almost-identical Windows Phone UX. You can lay any of those concerns to rest, as the 1GHz dual-core processor offered up a very similar experience; you're getting far more than what you pay for. We ran the Lumia 620 against both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, and found that the only major differences in performance were the startup times, with the smaller phone taking about five seconds longer to reach the home screen. Scrolling around on Internet Explorer 10 on any device resulted in largely the same level of speed and responsiveness, a testament either to Microsoft's mobile browser or to Qualcomm's processor know-how.
The 1,300mAh battery inside is smaller than the one found in the Lumia 800, although this time it's thankfully replaceable. During our WPBench rundown tests, which push the processor to the max until the battery cuts out, we averaged a time of 3:41. That puts it below the Lumia 900 but more than an hour beyond most Windows Phone 8 devices. It even bests the hardy HTC 8S. Naturally, this isn't representative of the battery with more moderate use, but the Lumia 620 did better in this regard, too. It typically gave us two days of use before cutting out. This entailed plenty of web browsing, listening to offline playlists and a handful of calls and email replies.
Its benchmark results don't stand up to phones with beastlier processors like the 820 or 920, but the 620 still manages a respectable sub-1,500 score on SunSpider. Meanwhile, the dearth of highly polished Windows Phone games to push the technical abilities of the hardware makes it even harder to differentiate real-world performance between the three phones. On the rare occasion the device froze, it was often during data upload from the camera app to SkyDrive, but the experience was otherwise smooth and without issue. The HSPA+ radio (WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900) promises speeds up to 21 Mbps down and 5.7 Mbps up. During our tests on Three UK, we were picking up download speeds of around 5 Mbps, while uploads hovered just below 1 Mbps. The good news is that this phone will work on both AT&T SIMs and T-Mobile's recently claimed 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum, both data and voice. If Nokia US decides to offer the phone directly to customers, it could prove to be a tempting introduction to Windows Phone without the fiscal carrier hangover.


Read our Windows Phone 8 review? Or our reviews of those bigger Nokia models? Then sadly, there's not much new to tell you here. But that's actually good news — despite those lower specifications, the phone gets Nokia Music and Maps, not to mention those Lumia-specific camera enhancements. Mix Radio throws in a substantial amount of offline music your way for free, while Nokia's map navigation loads quickly and reliably. There's also the option to download countrywide maps ahead of any trips abroad. Problems still left to be solved include some major apps that are MIA, including Dropbox, Instagram and Spotify — the music service remains available on last-generation Windows Phone devices. Despite that Xbox brand association, gaming remains a shallow experience. If you're making noises about having Angry Birds in 2013, there's an issue.
It's also worth mentioning that after getting hands-on with (and feeling underwhelmed by) Windows Phone 7.8, we can't recommend picking up those old Lumia devices, even when they can now be bought for a similar price to this new Windows Phone. To get the full experience — and join an app selection that will grow in the future — you're going to have to pick up the Lumia 620, 820 or 920. Another benefit to the off-contract phone means there's no carrier bloatware to be found. The apps that do arrive pre-installed are mostly worth keeping around and getting rid of unwanted programs is just a long-press away.


The Lumia 620 represents a new high-watermark for entry-level smartphones, regardless of OS. Ignoring the app drawbacks, the phone provides a great web browser experience alongside the full Windows Phone 8 feature set. It could be a very exciting phone for Nokia — it's an exciting one for us. We've mentioned the price several times during the review, but for a new smartphone with the latest version of its respective OS, it's a steal. The phone might house a less-capable camera, but for anyone sick of oversized, unwieldy, expensive smartphones, Nokia now has an entry-level Windows Phone to lure the bargain-hunting crowds away from Android, if the Nexus 4 proves too expensive.
What's more, it's arguably more attractive than most Google-powered phones around the same price point and could prove to be a huge hit among smartphone beginners. There's also a good chance that the more-gadget obsessed might pick up the Lumia 620 as a second device to give Microsoft's mobile OS a try — and with compatibility on two US networks, it might be worth an import. It delivers real-world performance as good as Windows Phones that cost more than double. If anything, it's making us reconsider whether those other rivals are worth the extra outlay.

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Horsemeat scandal : Food Standards Agencies and suppliers are to meet the environment secretary

bbc — The environment secretary is to meet representatives from the Food Standards Agency and meat retailers and suppliers to discuss the horsemeat scandal.
Owen Paterson said investigations into how beef products had been contaminated with horsemeat were ongoing but “the evidence so far suggests… it's either criminal activity or gross negligence”.
Tesco, Aldi and Findus have all had to withdraw food products.
The Metropolitan Police says it is not investigating any alleged criminality.
A statement from New Scotland Yard said: “Although we have met with the FSA we have not started an investigation and will not do so unless it becomes clear there has been any criminality under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Police service.”
Food minister David Heath said frozen food should not be discarded, and advised consumers to carry on eating meat unless told otherwise.
The FSA has asked UK firms to test all processed beef foods, but said it did not “suspect there is any health issue with frozen food”.
And Mr Heath said the government's advice was “exactly that” of the FSA.
But shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh has expressed fears that other contaminated foods may be found.
Mr Paterson said: “I completely understand why people are so concerned about this issue. It's totally unacceptable that people have been sold something that is not what they think it is.
“We believe that the two particular cases of the frozen burgers from Tesco and the lasagne from Findus are linked to suppliers in Ireland and France respectively.
“We and the Food Standards Agency are working closely with the authorities in these countries, as well as with Europol, to get to the root of the problem.
“The French authorities are saying they are viewing the issue as a case of fraud rather than food safety. Anyone who has these products in their freezer should return them to retailers as a precaution.”
Supermarket chain Aldi said tests on its Today's Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today's Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese showed they contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.
These had already been withdrawn after a warning from French supplier Comigel, which has told both Findus and Aldi that its products did not “conform to specification”. Comigel also said it had withdrawn all products related to its own supplier.
Findus UK became caught up in the row this week after horsemeat was found in its lasagne.
The FSA said Findus had tested the meat in 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals in which it contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat. The meals have been withdrawn by Findus.
The FSA also said it was “highly likely” criminal activity was to blame for the contamination.
And lasagne, shepherd's pie and moussaka meals made by Findus have also been withdrawn from French supermarkets, while a spokesman for Findus in Sweden said such meals had been withdrawn there after tests showed they contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat.
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Solomon Islands earthquake causes death of several people after strike the area with 8.0 magnitude

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands has generated a tsunami that damaged dozens of homes and reportedly killed several people in the South Pacific island chain.
Solomons officials said two 5ft waves hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island, damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties, said George Herming, a spokesman for the prime minister.
Many villagers had headed to higher ground as a precaution, Mr Herming said.
Solomon Islands police commissioner John Lansley said local patrols reported that several people were presumed dead, although the reports were still being verified.
“Sadly, we believe some people have lost their lives,” he said. “At the moment we potentially know of four, but there may of course be more.”
One of the people presumed dead was fishing in a canoe when the first wave hit, sweeping him out to sea, Mr Herming said. Officials were searching for his body.
Another woman was believed to have drowned when the water rushed into her village, he added.
Four villages on Santa Cruz were impacted by the waves, with two suffering severe damage, Mr Lansley said. Other areas of the Solomons did not appear to have been seriously affected, and authorities cancelled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts.
Disaster officials were struggling to reach the remote area after the tsunami flooded the air strip at the nearest airport and left it littered with debris.
The tsunami formed after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Lata, on Santa Cruz in Temotu province, the easternmost province of the Solomons, about a three-hour flight from the capital, Honiara.
Temotu has a population of around 30,000 people.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a tsunami of about 3ft was measured in Lata Wharf. Smaller waves were recorded in Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Richard Dapo, a school principal on an island near Santa Cruz, said he heard the waves had swamped some smaller islands, although he was not aware of any deaths or serious injuries at this point.
In Honiara, the warnings prompted residents to flee for higher ground.
Atenia Tahu, who works for the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in Honiara, said most people were remaining calm.
“People around the coast and in the capital are ringing in and trying to get information from us and the National Disaster Office and are slowly moving up to higher ground,” Mr Tahu said. “But panic? No, no, no, people are not panicking.”
Rooney Jagilly, the medical superintendent at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, said the hospital asked about half its 200 patients to leave and stay with family or friends as a precautionary measure because the hospital is near the shoreline. Those patients who were not mobile enough to move stayed, but the hospital remained ready to evacuate them.
Dr Jagilly said there had been no flooding and he hoped the hospital would return to normal tomorrow. He said his staff were ready to mobilise to Santa Cruz because the small hospital there has no doctor after the previous one recently died.
An official at the disaster management office in Vanuatu said there were no reports of damage or injuries there.
More than 50 people were killed and thousands lost their homes in April 2007 when a magnitude 8.1 quake hit the western Solomon Islands, sending waves crashing into coastal villages.
The Solomons comprise more than 200 islands with a population of about 552,000 people. They lie on the “Ring of Fire” – an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim, where about 90% of the world's quakes occur.
The US Geological Survey said today's quake struck 50 miles west of Lata, at a depth of 3.6 miles.

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Ways to choose your Sunglasses according to the occasions

For an active soul trying to keep the dust out of his eyes while zipping down a treacherous trail on a mountain bike, or fighting the water’s intense glare out on the ocean or a river stream, performance takes priority over fashion when it comes to sunglasses.
Why? Because with the wind blowing in your face as you struggle to read the green or the sun blinding you during your cross-country skiing workout, you need something more than what looked good in the drug store mirror.
You've got one pair of eyes. Treat them right.

Going Cheap Is Risky Business

It is the quintessential look of cool: a pair of shades shielding the eyes from bright light or just the glare of perceived curiosity. But sunglasses are far from just a prop.
They are highly functional and can be a critical part of outdoor gear. So if you're looking at high-end golf clubs or skis, don't suddenly go low-budget with your sunglasses.
“While style points are an important component of a consumer’s purchase decision for any sunglasses, there are other factors to consider when using them primarily for physical activities: namely protection,” said Jorge Verdin, senior director at Eyeking LLC, which markets the Hobie and Under Armour brands.
The problem is that a pair of cheap sunglasses you pick up on the boardwalk will not do you any favors; worse, you may be risking your eyesight. Quality sunglasses can greatly reduce the dangers of eye damage.
“When you buy a pair of cheap sunglasses, you often give up all of the benefits and can even make things worse,” said Los Angeles-based ophthalmologist Gavin Bahadur. “The single-most-important criteria for sunglasses is that they block or absorb 100 percent of UVA and UVB light.”
UVA and UVB rays are not just annoyances. They can create problems on the surface of the eye, possibly starting with cancerous cells around the eyelids, Bahadur said. Too much ultraviolet light can further damage the conjunctiva, which covers the surface of the eye.
“If you don’t wear proper protection you can get pinguecula and pterygium — growths on the eye,” he said. “With pinguecula, the clear covering of the whites of the eye becomes thicker and that can cause redness and irritation. Pterygium can cause a growth across the cornea that can lead to astigmatism and even loss of vision. It is believed that UVA light — more so than UVB light — is what gets through the cornea, which is thought to be one of the reasons for cataracts formation.”

Those involved in snow and water recreational activities form two of the biggest markets for performance eyewear. A critical element in these environments is glare reduction.
Thinking about heading out for a little activity in the snow on a seemingly benign sunny day without proper eyewear? Think again.
“Snow is probably the worst, “ said Bahadur, adding that snow reflects 80 percent to 85 percent of ultraviolet light. “So if you are out there in the snow, whereas a grassy field might only reflect 2 to 3 percent of UV rays, snow hits you with 80 percent or more.”
Short-term damage, commonly referred to as snow blindness, is essentially an inflammation of the surface of the cornea. It is the result of ultraviolet energy striking the cornea, Bahadur said. It typically lasts 24 to 48 hours, but more serious long-term developments may follow.
Hobie is one company that has devoted research to developing higher performing sunglasses. The family operation started in the 1950s as the clan grew up on the beaches of Southern California and participated in water sports. Hobie has since helped to develop polarization to provide added glare protection for those participating in marine activities.
“We use both glass and polycarbonate lenses, “ said Verdin, referring to Hobie sunglasses. “(We) put anti-reflective coating on the inside for glare from above, below and to the side, and deaden the glare that sneaks up on you out on the water. Whether you’re sailing, fishing or water skiing, glare comes into play.”

Light through the Lens

The leading trends and innovations in the two basic components of sunglasses — lenses and frames — show how technology leads design to achieve the best protection with the latest performance-enhancing materials.
“Essentially the biggest growth area has been in activity-specific lens technology,” said industry veteran Jim Katz, a marketing communications consultant for Bolle and an avid cyclist. “Our company for example, has developed a series of models that make the lens very applicable to the specific demands of fishing and sailing as well as golf, cycling and tennis.”
In this age of specialization, all the major brands of performance sunglasses — including Oakley, Bolle, Nike and Hobie — conduct extensive surveys with the general public as well as with professional athletes. That feedback has led to advancements involving tinting, mirroring, photochromic lenses, scratch-resistant coating, polarization, anti-reflective coating and UV coating.

Fit, Fit and — Again — Fit

Many outdoor activities require the wearer to use sunglasses for hours, so optical clarity, weight and performance characteristics like anti-fogging and moisture management are important.
But so are the frames, and most of the better models are made of high-quality nylon, such as grilamid — also known as TR90 — which makes them durable and lightweight. All of that technology is wasted, though, if the wearer doesn't find the proper fit.
“Nine times out of 10 the consumer is going to choose the eyewear that looks good on them,” said Wade Cleveland, category/business unit manager for Oakley. “But they must also think in terms that they are going to wear it for extended periods of time.”
Quality sunglasses are designed to reduce pressure points for comfort and some use materials designed to increase grip as the wearer sweats.
As with other sports equipment, the technical advances in sunglasses have grown to a real science, and that can pay performance dividends for the consumer.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photos of celebrities with their families

Video contains images Arab celebrities (singers and actors)
The first video showing the wives of celebrities

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Damage swimwear girls!

Australian study revealed that the wear of the sea bass have negative consequences for women.
The Web site, "Life Science" American study led by psychotherapy Marika Tiegman from Flinders University in Australia stating that women imagine themselves wearing sea bass makes it sees itself as something others must Iqimoh.
And said Tiegman "The self-objectification has many negative consequences on women because of their concerns about the appearance of permanent and ashamed of their bodies is linked to food disorders and depression."
And added Tiegman "we wear and choose clothes every day Valthiab is aspect of our appearance we can control, where he can not control the size of the body and measured."
The Web site said Tiegman and her colleagues put four scenarios to test the effect of clothes on the process of objectification self: in the first request from the women imagine themselves wearing the sea bass in the dressing room, and in the second Imagine wearing on the beach, and in the third and fourth Imagine the same frame, but with wear clothes regular or jeans instead of sea bass.
The site pointed out that after this test group reached to the conclusion that women felt bad about their bodies in the sea bass more than regular clothing led them to objectify themselves and judge their bodies, a process internal only not linked to the existence of others.
The website quoted Tiegman saying it is not easy to prevent self-objectification and test women are advised to avoid mirrors and comparison with others and focus on the function of the body and not its appearance through sport, sailing and other useful activities.
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Video:Home lebanese singer .'Miriam Fares'

Allowed actress Myriam Fares filming her camera program and grandfathers in a very special meeting and acknowledged that it will not change her hair style never
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8 Best Ways to Lose Weight in New Year 2013

Holidays and travel itineraries pretty much dictate that we are gorging ourselves on mountains of sweets and savory treasures from Halloween through the first of January. So it’s no wonder that so many people put healthy eating on their New Year’s resolution list. To avoid crash diets and weight-loss fatigue, try these tips from food experts for healthy eating in the New Year.
Be Reasonable With Yourself
Fad diets get a lot of press, but they aren’t necessarily the best route. Catherine McCord, mother of two, cookbook author and food writer of kid-friendly food website Weelicious.com, says to “keep it in what you can do” and “don’t put so much pressure on yourself to make these enormous, drastic changes” like juice fasts and cleanses.
One Change a Week
McCord says it’s OK to pace yourself instead of, say, going organic all at once. “[Have a] conscious decision to make smaller changes,” she says. “Like, ‘I’m going to eat a minimum of three or four vegetables a day’ … those are changes that are attainable, but they’re lasting changes.”
Shop Locally
McCord is also a big proponent of local farmers' markets and takes her children with her when she does her weekly shopping. Not only does this put money in her community, she also likes local markets because “they’re so exciting and inspirational and you’re buying the highest quality of food, and then you’ve got it in your refrigerator and you’re more inclined to cook with it.”
Ditch the Diet Soda
McCord is strict about drinking water, homemade juices or herbal tea instead of soda — a beverage she kicked to the curb over a decade ago after being raised on it. Her family has a sparkling water maker that she uses to make lime spritzers or other fruit-flavored water drinks to accompany dinner
Eat Carbs That Count
While low-carb diets can be effective, they can be taken to the extreme. Nadia Giosia, a chef and host of Cooking Channel's “Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen,” says it’s all about finding the right carbs. “Of course, refined sugar is a refined carbohydrate,” she says. “But if you’re eating whole-grain flaxseed bread, then that’s not a bad carbohydrate. Your body needs that.”
Cook in Bulk
Not everyone has the time to cook meals every day. McCord works around this by making large batches of waffles, oatmeal bars and other meals in advance so they’re easy to grab when you don’t have the time or energy to make something from scratch. “Make a bunch of soup and put it in individual containers so that it’s super easy to defrost,” she suggests.
Fake Out the Sweet Tooth
Curbing your sweet tooth can be one of the hardest parts of eating healthy, especially at first. Giosia relies on dark chocolate with over 75 percent pure cocoa to get her through. “Sometimes when I’m on a low-fat diet, I’ll make dark chocolate meringues,” she says. “It’s super easy. All you do is whip your egg whites, fold in some dark chocolate and pop them in the oven. Or, you can make a mousse.”
The Most Important Meal of the Day
Giosia says that you should ideally eat six small meals a day “and the sooner you eat, the better.” These meals should include breakfast, which some people find difficult to eat because they’re not hungry in the morning. If this is the case, Giosia suggests protein shakes. “It’s very important for your body to constantly have something to digest,” she says. “Otherwise it thinks it’s starving; it stores the fat.”
Stick to the Plan
It can be easy to lapse into old habits, especially after a long day or an exhausting gym routine. Don’t be tempted to treat yourself too early, Giosa says. “At the beginning, stick to a strict, healthy diet and workout regime. And then a month later, you can start treating yourself a little more,” she says. “After you’ve built up your muscle base and have lost some excess weight, you can indulge more because your metabolism is a lot higher than it used to be.”

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Mallory Hagan wins ” Miss America 2013 ” the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the title of Miss America.
Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night after tap dancing to James Brown's “Get Up Off of That Thing” and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.
Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.
Hagan wins a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse.
She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official charity.

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Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson , Jackson’s wife retires from Chicago City Council

(UPI) — Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Friday resigned as a member of the Chicago City Council, citing family issues.
Jackson submitted her resignation, effective Tuesday, to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“After much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters, I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people,” her resignation letter said. “Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as alderman of 7th Ward, effective [Tuesday].”
Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., resigned from Congress before Thanksgiving amid a federal investigation into misuse of campaign funds and mental health issues. The former congressman has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He had been on medical leave from Congress since June.

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Risks can be exposed from the Dieting

Heart Problems
Cardiologist and author of “Doctor of the Heart: A Life in Medicine,” Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld has found heart problems associated with diets that restrict intake to less than 1,200 calories a day. When diets encourage low calorie consumption and food restrictions, the heart does not get enough potassium and other minerals it needs to function healthfully. For optimal cardiac health you should not reduce the amount of nutrients you ingest. Temporary diets could result in permanent heart damage and increased heart risk.
Over time, if you participate in yo-yo dieting or crash diets, the lack of food will slow down your metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. At first you may lose a significant amount of weight, but the more diets you undertake, the more extreme they will have to be to yield the same results. Crash diets do not work, and often, as soon as the dieter completes the diet, she will regain the weight she lost and more.
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Weakened Immune System
When you do not get essential nutrients such as calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium, your immune system cannot fully function and protect your body against infections and bacteria. Crash dieting or shocking the body with an abrupt restriction in food depletes the immune system, and you end up doing more harm than good.
Healthy Alternatives
Instead of going on fad diets, change your lifestyle, establishing healthier habits gradually. Walk with a friend. Join a softball league. Replace soda and high-sugar drinks with water at each meal. Incorporate whole grains, lean meats, fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eat several small portions during the day. These healthy alternatives to dieting will yield weight loss results without threatening your health.

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How you find sunglasses appropriate for you online or in local retailer

First consider what specific style of retro sunglasses you'd like. Once you've established a style of choice, you should have little difficulty finding the sunglasses you're looking for online or at a local retailer.
Retro Styles
Some of the most popular retro styles are the teashade style, the aviator and the wayfarer. Teashade sunglasses, popularized by John Lennon, are small and have wire-rimmed, circular frames that are often paired with colorful lenses. The Olsen twins rock teashade sunglasses, bringing back the rocker chic shades.
Aviator sunglasses have a much larger frame with darker or reflective lens, making them more practical for use in sun shading and setting them apart from the teashade style. The wayfarer style, famously worn by the Blues Brothers, and now worn by hipsters across the globe, usually consists of plastic, rounded-square shaped frames. You might recognize the classic, black Ray-Ban style worn by many celebs and Urban Outfitter shoppers, alike.
Buying Online
After you've decided what type of glasses to buy, you can research, compare and purchase retro sunglasses at online auction sites and merchants. Modern adaptations of retro styles are available through most major fashion retail sites, though authentic vintage glasses are readily available. Vintage sunglasses are quite expensive, but you may be able to find a deal through internet trading posts and auctioneers.
Buying in Person
A great place to find retro sunglasses is your local second-hand clothing shop. Here you might find modern recreations of vintage styles, even the odd authentic pair, and have the option to try before you buy. Modern glasses in retro styles, complete with modern UV protection, are also worth considering. These combine vintage fashion with modern practicality and are available at many major fashion retailers and department stores.
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Len Goodman and Girlfriend Sue Barrett secret wedding

Len Goodman is going into 2013 a newlywed!
The 68-year-old judge on ABC's Dancing With the Stars married his longtime girlfriend, dance teacher Sue Barrett, Sunday in London, the U.K. Daily Mail reports.
Goodman and his girlfriend of 10 years, 47, invited just 30 friends and family members to the ceremony, which was disguised as an intimate lunch. Both dressed in blue, the couple were married by Westminster superintendent registrar Alison Cathcart, according to The Daily Mail. After they swapped vows, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a five-course meal and champagne reception.
“I've had a marvelous day, and now my gorgeous Sue is the new Mrs. Goodman,” the reality show judge told The Daily Mail. Though he kept his nuptial plans largely under wraps, Goodman said he did let one important person in on the secret: His mother. “I wanted it to be a low-key affair, so we didn't tell anyone except my 96-year-old mum as I didn't want her having a heart attack with the surprise.”
Barrett is Goodman's third wife. He married his dancing partner Cherry Kingston in 1972, and has a son, James William, with his second wife Lesley.
Beams Goodman of Barrett: “She's gorgeous and makes me very happy — though she likes to stay out of the limelight. It was a complete surprise to my friends and family today and we've had a fabulous time.”

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Lindsay Lohan has caused damage worth 50,000$ in the NYC Hotel

As if Lindsay Lohan wasn't in enough of a mess already! Staffers at the W hotel in NYC's Union Square “are still cleaning up” after the 26-year-old courtroom fixture's visit last fall, a source tells Us Weekly.
“Her suite had so many cigarette burns, they had to change all the carpets,” the source says of the hot spot where the drama-prone Liz and Dick actress bunked for several weeks. “She did at least $50,000 worth of damage while partying.”
And Lohan shouldn't dare check in again. Says the insider: “She is not allowed back at any W hotel in NYC, ever!”
Find out more about Lohan's latest problem in the latest Hot Stuff video, as explained by Us Weekly's Senior Editor Ian Drew with special guest Renee Graziano of VH1's Mob Wives. Also in the roundup? More on Justin Bieber's split with Selena Gomez, newlyweds Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris' prenup, and what went down with Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper.
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Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult announced their split

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have called it quits after two years of dating, sources confirm to JustJared.com.
The 22-year-old Silver Linings Playbook actress and the 23-year-old Warm Bodies actor had an amicable breakup.
“They’re young and grew apart,” a source told In Touch. “But they remain friends.”
Jennifer and Nicholas worked together on the film X-Men: First Class and are expected to reunite for the sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will begin shooting shortly.

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Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel expecting their first child

Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel are expecting their first child, his rep confirms to JustJared.com!
The 34-year-old Supernatural actor and the 33-year-old Retired at 35 actress tied the knot back in 2010 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas.
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Jensen and Danneel are expected to walk the red carpet at this Wednesday’s People’s Choice Awards, where she will show off her baby bump. Jensen is scheduled to present an award at the event. Make sure to check back that evening for the pics!
The news was first reported by People.
Congratulations to the happy couple on this exciting news!
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