Friday, October 28, 2011

Arielle Kebbel a.k.a Lexi from The Vampire Diaries HQ Megathread

Arielle Kebbel.. starring in the famous The Vampire Diaries as Lexi..
She was also in American Pie: Band Camp , The Uninvited and many more...
Here are some of her HQ pics ...


Arabian Beauties

1 . Sofia El Marikh, Arabic singer from Morocco.

2 . Hayfa Wehbeh, pop singer from Lebanon.

3 . Rouwaida Attieh, Syrian singer .

4. Cyrine Abdelnour, a Lebanese actress, model and singer .

5. Elissa, a singer from Lebanon .

6. Nancy Ajram, Arab pop singer from Lebanon.

7. Amelia Zidane, the famous belly dancer from Algeria

8 . Mona Abou Hamzeh, TV presenter from Lebanon.
9 . Amar singer, a singer from Lebanon

10. Miriam Clink, a model from Lebanon .

11. Nawal El Zoghby, the famous Arabic singer from Lebanon .

12 . Myriam Fares, Arabic Pop star from Lebanon.

13 . Sandy Singer, an Egyptian singer .

14. Amina Al Alam, a model from Morocco.

15. Shakira, the celebrity world from Lebanon.

Siblings Had Sex In Train Station

Siblings Who Had Sex In Train Station Lift Spared Jail

A brother and sister who were twice caught on CCTV having sex in a railway station lift have been spared a prison sentence.

Richard Finlayson, 21, and his younger sister Kirsty, 18, admitted having intercourse at Motherwell station, Lanarkshire, on 27 June last year.

The pair, who are from Lanarkshire, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing in September.
The cameras also recorded Richard giving his sister a £20 note after sex but Kirsty insisted that he gave her the money "as a brother, not for payment".

The siblings were sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court. Sheriff Ray Small said the huge amounts of publicity the case had brought meant the pair's lives were now "in ruins".

"I'm sure you both understand that most right-minded members of society will find the details of this case unacceptable and difficult to comprehend", Small told the couple.

However, the court heard both defendants were "vulnerable" and had "problems which no doubt contributed to the offence".
Richard was put on a probation order for two years. The order will be reviewed in six months to decide if he should receive sexual offender counseling. He must also abide by the terms of the Sex Offenders Act for two years.

Small explained to Richard he was being put on the sex offenders register "because the law stated that he had to" as his sister was under 18 when he had sex with her.

Kirsty, who was 17 at the time of the offence, will receive counseling for mental health problems, substance abuse and unemployment. She was given a probation order for one year.

Small told the pair in the dock: "I believe it is the case that your lives are to a large extent in ruins because of this.
"Neither of you have any previous convictions and have not been assessed as any risk to the public, which is why you are being given non-custodial sentences."

A family friend said the shocking incident had left the rest of the family "destroyed".

A woman who married her dead boyfriend

Want a bizarre true love story news? Read this, a French woman married to her dead boyfriend who had died after permitted by Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France. Karen Jumeaux 22 years old, marrying her dead fiance Anthony Maillot, who died almost two years in accident on the road.

Jumeaux wrote a letter to President Nicolas Sarkozy to ask for permission for her corpse wedding. The request was granted by Sarkozy because she could prove that they were planning to get married long before Maillot died. They first met in 2007 and had a son now.

Jumeaux was wearing a white wedding dress when she married, witnessed by her family and friends at a ceremony held at City Hall Dizy-le-Gros, eastern France, on June 23.

There's another French woman, Christelle Demichel, aged 35, also married her dead boyfriend in February this year, a policeman who was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver in September 2002.

Woman addicted to eat late husband’s ashes

US woman, Casie is so loving her late husband that she eats his ashes.

We already met the girl who eats soap and washing powder, the woman with 24-inch nails length. And even a woman who married her dead boyfriend. Now this 26-year-old Casie, who just became a widow, is unable to stop dipping her finger into her husband's urn of ashes and licking it.

She started to taste her husband's ashes, Shawn, when she moved the grey dusts from a cardboard box into a special memorial urn.

"Some of the ashes spilled out on my hands, but I didn't want to just wipe 'him' away, so I just licked it off my fingers", said Casie,"And here I am today, it almost two months and I can't stop"

They were married in 2009, and her husband died because of sudden asthma attack.

She always takes the ashes to everywhere such as cinema, to the shops and to restaurants. She even buys things he used to like.

Although her weird habit distressing family and friends, Casie feel comfortable having her husband's ashes at her side.

Though she makes other people wonder and surprise, she is really serious to keep loving and devoted.

Facebook puts your photos into the deep freeze

First plant outside U.S. will make Facebook faster for Europeans
In northern Sweden 60 miles from Arctic Circle - will 'chill' computers using the weather for eight months per year

Other web giants such as Google already host 'server farms' near Arctic to keep them cool
Near huge dam on river that generates twice as much power as Hoover Dam
Plant will have 14 backup diesel generators
Facebook's new server farm in the northern Swedish city of Lulea is the firm's first outside the U.S. - in a location chosen because the fierce cold will help to keep the company's racks of high-performance computers cool.
Facebook looked at several sites across Europe, and picked Lulea for its cold climate. The move will see Facebook become faster for users across Europe.

'Facebook has more users outside the U.S. than inside,' Facebook director of site operations Tom Furlong said. 'It was time for us to expand in Europe

He said European users would get better performance from having a node for data traffic closer to them. Facebook currently stores data at sites in California, Virginia and Oregon and is building another facility in North Carolina.
Companies rely on additional data centres not only to provide faster connections for people nearby, but also as backup in event of a system failure

The Lulea data center, which will consist of three 300,000-square foot (28,000-square meter) server buildings, is scheduled for completion by 2014. The site will need 120 MW of energy, fully derived from hydropower.
While many server farms rely on chiller systems, Facebook's will use an advanced cooling system powered by evaporating water.

For around eight months of the year, the plant will cool itself using the icy outside air.
The heat from the server racks will also warm up the offices at the plant

With winter temperatures well below freezing and summertime highs that rarely climb above 80F (25 degrees Celcius), Lulea has used its frigid climate as a selling point in its efforts to establish itself as a hub for server farms.
Other Nordic cities have adopted similar strategies.
In 2009 Google purchased a paper mill in Hamina, southern Finland, and turned it into a data center, using seawater from the Baltic Sea for its cooling system.
Servers inside data centers are the backbone of Internet services such as Facebook. The servers store and transmit billions of status updates, links, photos and all the outside apps used by Facebook's members.

The Mayor of Lulea, Karl Petersen, and Matz Engman, CEO for Lulea Business Agency, show that they 'like' the proposed new plant

Internet companies such as Facebook use huge 'server farms' such as this proposed plant to store and manage data.

The plants are filled with cupboard-sized racks of computer servers that store and move data such as photos. These slightly eerie, heavily guarded facilities are where sites such as Facebook and Google 'live'

The high-power computer equipment generates huge amount of heat - most data centres use chiller systems to stay cool.

Nordic countries now sell plants on the basis that their frosty locations will help cool computer equipment. Google already has a plant in Finland in a disused paper mill.

Facebook is also building new data centres in America - the more an internet company has, the better, as it has 'back-up' facilities in case of a failure.

The recent three-day collapse of BlackBerry's service was due to a data-centre crash. BlackBerry has been criticised for not having enough data centres

The Statue of Liberty at 125 Years

Lady Liberty
Designed by the French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, "Liberty Enlightening the World," known popularly as the Statue of Liberty, was dedicated on October 28, 1886, but parts of it were shown prior to the final construction at various places and times in order to attract interest in the project and help to raise money for its completion. Pictured here, the statue's completed head was exhibited at the Paris World's Fair in 1878; the arm, bearing a torch, was displayed in Philadelphia in 1876 for the city's Centennial Exhibition, and moved to Madison Square Park in New York City for several years afterwards.

Portrait of the Artist
In creating the statue, the sculptor Bartholdi had hoped to present the United States with a commemorative gift on its centennial in 1876. After years of conversations about the statue, Bartholdi took his first trip to the United States in 1871. He hoped to select a location where the Statue of Liberty would be built, and later wrote Laboulaye excitedly that his choice—Bedloe island—was federal territory, a "land common to all the states," as he described the heavily trafficked island in New York harbor.

Liberty in the Workshop
Bartholdi was inspired in part by law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who remarked that any monument raised to American independence should be a joint effort between French and American people. Though Laboulaye did not intend his after-dinner conversation to be taken as a formal proposal, he would become a strong ally of Bartholdi and crucial in rallying public support for the monument's construction, the beginnings of which are pictured here in Bartholdi's workshop, circa 1883.

Construction Challenges
Political difficulties in France during the 1870s posed a challenge to raising the necessary funds to complete the other pieces of the statue. In France, the government authorized a lottery that drew 250,000 francs for the project in addition to donated copper. As construction progressed and funds were raised, construction began in Paris on the final statue. In 1881, Bartholdi approached Gustave Eiffel about designing the steel skeleton that would support the statue, and the torch was shipped back from New York to be reunited with the rest of the sculpture as it rose above the Paris skyline. Pictured above, the statue of liberty nears completion, circa 1883.

An American Base of Support
In America, the Panic of 1873 plunged the country into an economic depression that would continue for the next several years. After repeated attempts to allocate government funds for constructing the statue's pedestal had been vetoed by congress, Joseph Pulitzer announced he would print the names of every contributor in his New York World and raised $102,000 within five months. As the pedestal's construction progressed through the early 1880s, the Statue was disassembled in Paris and loaded aboard over 100 shipping containers to be taken overseas to New York. The pieces arrived in the U.S. on June 19th, 1885, and were assembled in time for an unveiling on 1886. Pictured here, the copper face awaits attachment to the main statue in 1885.

The New Colossus
The Statue of Liberty quickly became a symbol of freedom to immigrants and refugees, pictured, after its dedication in 1886. The statue's location on Bedloe Island (renamed Liberty Island by an act of congress in 1956), in close proximity to the immigration port of Ellis Island, sealed its iconic status, as the statue was ofthe the first thing that many would see as they approached America

Liberty Leading the People
As early as World War I, the federal government had latched on to the Statue of Liberty's symbolic qualities, using its image to suggest a preservation of freedom through supporting America's war effort. The statue appeared on recruitment posters, war bond advertisements, and even advertisements for stamps.

Passing the Torch
In 1938, the statue was closed from May until December for renovations that removed rust from the structure, added reinforced concrete steps to the base and installed copper sheathing to prevent damage from rainwater. As part of the renovation, workers removed spikes from the crown, above.

American Bicentennial
In 1972, President Nixon dedicated the American Museum of Immigration, opened in the base of the Statue of Liberty, though shortcomings in funding its endowment closed the museum by 1991, when it was replaced by the current museum on Ellis Island. A new lighting system was installed prior to the American Bicentennial in 1976, when New York Harbor hosted Operation Sail which featured ships from around the world and a fireworks display around the statue.

Second Rennovation
President Ronald Reagan announced the creation of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission to raise funds needed for restorations, the result of a study that found the right arm had been improperly attached and that the statue swayed substantially in strong winds. The torch, which had experienced leaks since 1916, was replaced with an exact replica of Bartholdi's design.

Nancy Reagan visited the statue on Independence day weekend in 1986 to reopen it to the public. The new and improved statue featured updated lighting that highlighted the pedestal and statue, a renovated entrance, and an elevator installed to allow handicapped visitors to access the observation deck in the pedestal.

September 11th
The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center prompted the closing of the Statue of Liberty to visitors, due to security concerns; not only was access to the statue closed, but the island was also temporarily off limits to tourists. Access to Liberty Island was allowed by the end of 2001, but the pedestal and statue still remained closed, the pedestal reopening in 2004 and the full statue in 2009.

The last day to visit the Statue of Liberty before it closes for a year will be October 28, 2011, marking exactly 125 years after the dedication of the statue by President Grover Cleveland, though Liberty Island itself will remain open for the duration of the renovations. The statue will get an upgrade in its technological and electrical systems, and additional fire-resistant updates in its elevators and stairwells. The renovation costs will reach $27.25 million, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and the statue is scheduled to open once more to the public in October 2012.