Photos: Rare Celestial Dance Of Jupiter, Venus And Mercury

31 05 2013
This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

At the end of May 2013,  Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a celestial triangle in the night sky.

The three planets shine together in a triangle formation low in the western sky in a planetary meet-up known as a conjunction.

We can even see them with naked eyes if the sky is clear and the place is not too bright.

This cosmic show is so special spectacular because it includes the three brightest planets visible in the May night sky.

Venus is the brightest of the trio, with Jupiter a close second and Mercury coming in third.

Flickr photographers snapped awesome photos of this very rare and special event.

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Singapore Warns Malaysian Politicians Not To Interfere In Its Domestic Affairs

29 05 2013

The Star reported that Singapore warns Malaysian politicians not to interfere in its domestic affairs.

In the article, DAP’s Kulai MP, Teo Nie Ching argued that “the person she was fighting for was unfairly punished” by Singapore, adding:

“It’s not that we want to interfere with (Singapore’s) internal affairs. If (the one person) only attended one protest, then that is unfair,” and that Singapore’s reaction was too harsh.”

But I thought that PR leaders, members and supporters especially DAP and PKR always praise Singapore as democratic, not corrupted and love the country till they use a Singapore-like flag for their Sang Saka Malaya.

But now, after their supporters were punished for taking part in an illegal protest, a DAP’s MP said that Singapore is unfair.

How confused are the PR supporters that they think they can also break the laws of other country as what they are doing in Malaysia.

I think if the incident happened in Malaysia, they’ll organise another ‘Candlelight Vigil’ and more demonstration asking for freedom of speech and calling the government as undemocratic.

Below is the report by The Star:

Published: Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 11:06:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 12:24:44 PM

Singapore warns Malaysian politicians not to interfere in its domestic affairs

By PATRICK LEE

PETALING JAYA: Singapore has warned Malaysian politicians to stay out of its affairs, in the light of the arrests of 21 Malaysians for demonstrating in the island republic.

A joint statement by the Ministries of Home (MHA) and Foreign Affairs (MFA) said demands by Malaysian Members of Parliament for Singapore to let off those arrested was seen as foreign interference.

“Actions to involve foreign parties are attempts to seek special treatment and to further politicise what is essentially a domestic law and order issue in Singapore,” it said in a statement on its website.

Singapore added that it had always taken a strong stand against foreign issues or politics brought into the island nation.

It added that it did not interfere in domestic affairs of other countries, and expected similar treatment in return.

Previously, Malaysians gathered at Singapore’s Merlion Park on May 8 and 11 to protest against the May 5 general election results.

They were a rendition of the Blackout 505 rallies that took place in major cities around Malaysia.

On May 11, 21 Malaysians were arrested by Singaporean police. The work pass of one and visit passes of two others were revoked. The remaining 18 are currently being investigated by authorities there.

Several Malaysians have since approached their political representatives, including DAP’s Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching, for aid.

Last week Thursday, several Pakatan Rakyat MPs also petitioned the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur for leniency against the 21.

Meanwhile, in response, Teo said she was only fighting for the one whose work pass was revoked, arguing that the person was unfairly punished.

She said that the particular person only attended one rally, adding that Singapore’s reaction was too harsh.

“It’s not that we want to interfere with (Singapore’s) internal affairs. If (the one person) only attended one protest, then that is unfair,” she said.

Teo said that eight of the 21 had approached her over the matter, and with some telling her that they accepted their punishment.

She added that there was a spate of miscommunication in the episode, and asked Singapore to re-investigate the case.

“We’re only pleading for the one person…I don’t think this amounts to interfering. They are Malaysian citizens, and we have a duty to them,” she said.





10 Cars To Watch In The Next 24 Months

28 05 2013

I love cars and their logos, please click below for: 

Cars – Logo/Country Of Origin/Founded Date – Part 1

Cars – Logo/Country Of Origin/Founded Date – Part 2

Here are some photos of beautiful cars that will be in the market soon.

Name: Ford F-150 
Will be released on 2014. Ford can’t afford to let the F-series franchise grow stale.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Name: Acura NSX 
Will be released on 2015. Acura needs a performance halo car–even more so now than when the original NSX debuted back in 1990.

Acura NSX

Acura NSX

Name: BMW M3/M4
Will be released on 2014 (coupe, sedan), early 2015 (convertible). The M3 is an icon for BMW, which makes the name change for the two-doors tricky business.

BMW M3/M4

BMW M3/M4

Name: Porsche 918 Spyder
Will be released late 2013. The dream of a latter-day Carrera GT was too strong to deny. Why 918? 918 isn’t just the model designation, it’s also the production start date (9/18/2013) and the build quantity: 918 units.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

Name: Buick Riviera
Will be released late 2015. Buick needs a flagship to solidify its premium-brand credentials, and the name Riviera still has cachet.

Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera

Name: Bentley Falcon
Will be released on 2015. Because no luxury brand can resist the siren’s call of the SUV.

Bentley Falcon

Bentley Falcon

Name: Ford Mustang
Will be released early 2014. Fifty years after the Mustang’s blockbuster debut, expect Ford to set off some fireworks around the 2015 model.

Ford Mastang

Ford Mustang

Name: Jaguar F-type coupe
Will be released on 2014. Jaguar’s new sports car would miss half the market without a hardtop, which should be an even more focused driver’s car.

Jaguar F-type coupe

Jaguar F-type coupe

Name: Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG
Will be released late 2014. Like so many others, Mercedes-Benz wants a Porsche 911 competitor, and neither the SL nor the SLS hits that target.

Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG

Name: Maserati Ghibli
Will be released late 2013. Why: Maserati needs a sedan in this volume segment if it’s ever to become more than a bit player among luxury brands.

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli





Photos: When Lightning Strikes

27 05 2013

Lightning strikes over a house during a thunderstorm in the northern Swiss town of Muellheim August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Lightnings are dangerous but beautiful.

These rare lightning photos were taken round the world by good photographers.

The lightning strikes very fast, so it is not easy to snap these wonderful photos.

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World’s Largest Lego Sculpture: A Life-Size X-Wing Fighter (Photos)

25 05 2013

(Photo from POPSCI)

(Photo by Dan Bracaglia, credit to POPSCI)

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter.

It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.

The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.

The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.

LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.

After its time in New York City, the X-wing will travel to Legoland in California.

The life-size X-wing fighter is really awesome and I think LEGO made X-wing to promote this coming Star Wars movie.

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Photos: Interstate 5 Bridge Collapsed, 3 Injured

24 05 2013

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water.

An Interstate 5 four-lane bridge over Skagit River, about 55 miles north of Seattle, Washinton collapsed at about 7 p.m. on Thursday evening sending two vehicles were into the chilly water of the river.

Rescue effort by boats and divers saved three injured people and they were taken to the Skagit Valley Hospital and the United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley.

AP reported that authorities said it appeared nobody was killed.

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) is still investigating the cause of the disaster.

Anyway State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste said a semi-truck driven southbound struck the bridge just before part of it collapsed.

The freeway is a principal corridor for vehicles between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.

The bridge was built in 1955 and the disaster raised concerns about the safety of old bridges in the United States.

In August 2007, a bridge fell into the Mississippi River in Minnesota, killing thirteen people.

AP reported that more than a quarter of Washington’s 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient of functionally obsolete.

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In Photos: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

24 05 2013
A Dahlia 'Spectacular' plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

A Dahlia ‘Spectacular’ plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Chelsea Flower Show 2013 started on May 21 in London and will end on May 25.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

There are lots of beautiful, colorful, big blooming flowers all around the place.

Some are arranged nicely to make large, colourful big circles.

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