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Paralympic Medal Standings | London 2012

In Sports, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2012 at 2:00 பிப

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 95 71 65 231
2 36 38 28 102
3 34 43 43 120
4 32 24 28 84
5 32 23 30 85
6 31 29 38 98
7 21 14 8 43
8 18 26 22 66
9 14 13 9 36
10 10 10 19 39
11 10 7 7 24
12 9 9 9 27
13 9 8 11 28
14 9 5 5 19
15 9 5 3 17
16 8 19 18 45
17 8 18 16 42
18 8 12 9 29
19 8 3 5 16
20 7 15 9 31
21 6 7 4 17
22 6 5 2 13
23 6 4 11 21
24 5 5 6 16
25 5 2 3 10
26 4 6 9 19
27 4 5 3 12
28 4 4 7 15
29 4 4 4 12
30 4 3 6 13
31 4 2 2 8
32 4 1 1 6
33 3 6 4 13
34 3 3 6 12
35 3 2 3 8
36 3 1 3 7
37 3 0 3 6
38 2 6 6 14
39 2 3 0 5
40 2 2 2 6
41 2 1 3 6
42 1 6 4 11
43 1 5 4 10
44 1 3 8 12
45 1 2 5 8
46 1 1 1 3
47 1 1 0 2
47 1 1 0 2
47 1 1 0 2
50 1 0 4 5
51 1 0 1 2
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13 Books from Local Library: Currently Reading

In Books, Life, Lists, Music on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2012 at 1:19 பிப

Title Author
 1. The financial lives of the poets : a novel Walter, Jess
 2. How we decide Lehrer, Jonah
 3. A whole new mind : why right-brainers will rule the future Pink, Daniel H.
 4. Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story Holt, Jim
 5. Me talk pretty one day Sedaris, David
 6. Uncle Swami : South Asians in America today Prashad, Vijay.
 7. Mystic chords : mysticism and psychology in popular music Soni, Manish
 8. Opera : the great composers and their masterworks Kennedy, Joyce Bourne
 9. Farther away Franzen, Jonathan.
 10. The Hunger Games (Novel) Collins, Suzanne
 11. The swerve : how the world became modern Greenblatt, Stephen
 12. Growing money : a complete investing guide for kids Karlitz, Gail.
 13. U and I : a true story Baker, Nicholson

2010 Campaign Spending by Outside Groups

In Politics, USA on ஓகஸ்ட் 10, 2011 at 1:57 முப

Top Groups Making Outside Expenditures in 2010 Elections, Excluding Party Committees

Organization Total View* Independent
Expenditures
Elec
Comm
Comm
Costs
Super
PAC
527s 501c
US Chamber of Commerce $32,851,997 C $0 $32,851,997 $0 x
American Action Network $26,088,031 C $5,669,821 $20,418,210 $0 x
American Crossroads $21,553,277 C $21,553,277 $0 $0 x x
Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies $17,122,446 C $16,017,664 $1,104,782 $0 x
Service Employees International Union $15,952,331 L $15,692,364 $0 $259,967 x
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $13,185,800 L $11,995,182 $68,539 $1,122,079 x
National Education Assn $10,245,561 L $7,239,105 $105,724 $2,900,732 x x
American Future Fund $9,599,806 C $7,387,918 $2,211,888 $0 x
Americans for Job Security $8,991,209 C $4,406,902 $4,584,307 $0 x
National Assn of Realtors $8,890,737 $7,122,031 $0 $1,768,706 x x
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* C = Conservative (GOP – Republicans – Right), L = Liberal (Democrats – Left – Unions)
 Indicates that this organization has a 527 committee registered with the IRS. The committee’s 527 spending outside of electioneering communications is NOT included in these totals. Read more about 527s.

 

Top 2010 Candidates Attracting Outside Expenditures, Excluding Party Committees

Candidate Race Total For Dems Against Dems For Repubs Against Repubs Results
Bennet, Michael F (D) COS1 $12,092,391 $1,731,274 $6,573,603 $0 $0 Winner
Reid, Harry (D) NVS2 $10,173,488 $2,453,498 $6,744,181 $0 $0 Winner
Buck, Ken (R) COS1 $9,101,422 $0 $0 $2,523,919 $3,901,571 Lost
Sestak, Joseph A Jr (D) PAS1 $8,901,618 $1,558,248 $5,854,490 $0 $0 Lost
Giannoulias, Alexander (D) ILS2 $8,516,580 $637,604 $6,196,120 $0 $0 Lost
Boxer, Barbara (D) CAS1 $6,948,186 $1,269,107 $767,957 $0 $0 Winner
Murray, Patty (D) WAS2 $6,805,859 $1,112,250 $4,365,456 $0 $0 Winner
Carnahan, Robin (D) MOS1 $6,755,812 $812,215 $3,980,623 $0 $0 Lost
Halter, Bill (D) ARS2 $6,559,801 $4,730,364 $475,271 $0 $0 Lost primary runoff
Lincoln, Blanche (D) ARS2 $6,447,154 $534,782 $2,849,004 $0 $0 Lost
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England’s Language in USA – Peeves: Anti-Americanisms

In India, USA, World on ஜூலை 26, 2011 at 2:09 பிப

SourceLanguage – Johnson

  1. least worst option
  2. To “wait on” instead of “wait for” when you’re not a waiter – once read a friend’s comment about being in a station waiting on a train
  3. physicality
  4. Transportation
  5. gotten
  6. “I’m good” for “I’m well”.
  7. Oftentimes
  8. “Hike” a price.
  9. Going forward
  10. “a million and a half” when it is clearly one and a half million
  11. When people ask for something, I often hear: “Can I get a…”
  12. two-time” and “three-time“. Have the words double, triple etc, been totally lost?
  13. Using 24/7 rather than “24 hours, 7 days a week” or even just plain “all day, every day”
  14. deplane“, meaning to disembark an aircraft, used in the phrase “you will be able to deplane momentarily”.
  15.  “It is what it is“.
  16.  “Touch base
  17. “leverage“. Pronounced lev-er-ig rather than lee-ver -ig. It seems to pop up in all aspects of work. And its meaning seems to have changed to “value added”.
  18. Does nobody celebrate a birthday anymore, must we all “turn” 12 or 21 or 40? Even the Duke of Edinburgh was universally described as “turning” 90 last month.
  19. Bangs” for a fringe of the hair.
  20. A half hour” instead of “half an hour”.
  21. A “heads up“. For example, as in a business meeting. Lets do a “heads up” on this issue.
  22. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it
  23. People that say “my bad” after a mistake.
  24.  “Normalcy” instead of “normality”
  25. burglarize
  26. bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice 
  27. alternate” for “alternative”
  28.  “Reach out to” when the correct word is “ask”. For example: “I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient”. Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can’t we just ask him?
  29. You do the Math.” Math? It’s MATHS.
  30.  expiration, as in “expiration date”. Whatever happened to expiry?
  31.  “Where’s it at?” This is not more efficient or informative than “where is it?”
  32. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem”.
  33. To “medal” instead of to win a medal.
  34. I got it for free” is a pet hate. You got it “free” not “for free”. You don’t get something cheap and say you got it “for cheap”
  35. “Turn that off already“.
  36. I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less” has to be the worst. Opposite meaning of what they’re trying to say.

Classics

  1. Faze
  2. , as in “it doesn’t faze me”

  3. Hospitalize, which really is a vile word
  4. Wrench for spanner
  5. Elevator for lift
  6. Rookies for newcomers, who seem to have flown here via the sports pages.
  7. Guy, less and less the centrepiece of the ancient British festival of 5 November – or, as it will soon be known, 11/5. Now someone of either gender.
  8. And, starting to creep in, such horrors as ouster, the process of firing someone, and outage, meaning a power cut. I always read that as outrage.

10 Most Promising IT Services Companies

In Business, Finance, India, Technology, USA on மார்ச் 3, 2011 at 11:26 பிப

Past Mentions of  The 10 promising technology companies include: Connectiva SystemsJivoxNiksunParascaleStokeTruvisoWavesat,WiChorusZyrion and Zmanda.

  1. Acropetal Technologies; Dallas,TX
    acropetal.com
  2. CIGNEX Technologies; Santa Clara, CA
    cignex.com
  3. GlowTouch Technologies; Louisville, KY
    glowtouch.com
  4. Mansa Systems; San Francisco, CA
    mansasys.com
  5. Neev Technologies; Beaverton, OR
    neevtech.com
  6. Quinnox; Naperville, IL
    quinnox.com
  7. Span Systems; New Jersey, NJ
    spansystems.com
  8. Stratogent; San Mateo,CA
    stratogent.com
  9. Youngsoft; Wixom, MI
    youngsoft.com
  10. Zyme IT solutions; Redwood Shores, CA
    zymesolutions.com

Top 10 Worst Hedlines from Newspapers

In Politics, USA on திசெம்பர் 21, 2010 at 3:46 பிப

The Lower Case : CJR

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

 

  1. Efforts Meant to Help Workers Batter South Africa’s Poor —The New York Times 9/26/10
  2. Christine O’Donnell’s Masturbation Stance —ABCnews.com 9/16/10
  3. Beating Death Becomes Rallying Cry in Egypt
    The Wall Street Journal 6/26/10
  4. Butts Arrested in Boob Murder Case
    —WTAJ-TV website 9/2/10
  5. SCHOOLS: Abstinence still focus, parents can opt out
    Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times 8/8/10
  6. BASEBALL NOTES:
    Rangers’ Hamilton to get shot for sore knee
    Austin American-Statesman 9/1/10
  7. Computers for kids missing in Iraq
    The Orange County Register 8/28/10
  8. Mayor unveils Black homicide plan
    Defender (Houston, TX) 1/18-24/09
  9. Public Help Sought in Shooting of Neighborhood Cat
    —KGMI.com 8/19/10
  10. Cyclists battling hunger
    The Times (Trenton, N.J.) 9/11/10