MANILA, Philippines - Marcelito Pomoy was proclaimed grand winner of ABS-CBN’s “Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 2,” the country’s biggest nationwide talent reality show, on Sunday.Marcelito Pomoy beat 13 other grand finalists after garnering 19.56% text votes. He took home a whopping P2 million in cash prize.Happy Feet and Freestylers were the 2 other grand finalists who comprised PGT’s top 3. They got 18.32% and 9.46% text votes, respectively.On Saturday night, the 14 grand finalists performed death-defying acts and spectacular numbers at the Araneta Coliseum, an episode that became a trending topic on Twitter not only in the Philippines but the whole world.
First, Ms. Kris Aquino called the "Happy Feet", then Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas announced the group "Freestylers" and lastly Mr. M called Marcelito PomoyBut in the end, Ms. Ai Ai announced the 3rd placer, which is the group "Freestylers" and then Mr. M announced the Grand winner which is "Marcelito Pomoy" and automatically "Happy Feet" the 2nd placer.
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Rest easy, Selena Gomez: Beliebers have a new death threat target. A man hopped a barricade outside Macy’s in New York City’s Herald Square and knocked Justin Bieber to the ground. The Biebs is making the rounds in NYC today to promote his new perfume for girls, Someday.
"Gonna chill... grab a bite... then see everyone at MACY's for the #SOMEDAY launch. LEGGO!!" Bieber tweeted before the event.
While there, he decided to go outside to greet fans that couldn’t get into the store for his appearance -- and that’s when an adult man scaled a barricade and knocked Bieber to the ground, according to WABC."It was a momentary, well-intentioned misunderstanding and the event went well," Bieber's rep told The New York Post. "He’s completely fine and has no injuries."
When the pop star was rushed back into the store, one of his security guards apparently wouldn't get out of the way and was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, the NYPD said.
Initial reports, which the NYPD shot down, said that Bieber was accosted by a man in his 40s who hopped the barricade.
A man jumped over a metal barrier and knocked Bieber to the ground. A local affiliate has the story (above). Justin is said to be alright, just shaken up.
According to some online reports, the individual was actually an undercover police officer who was trying to protect the Biebs.
See the commercial for Someday, featuring Justin, after the jump.
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A 29-year-old woman was arrested for burning her newborn baby to death in a microwave oven.
According to report, the Sacramento police were notified when a 6-week-old child was found suffering from unusual burn marks.
When questioned by police, the child's mother, Ka Yang, told officers she was holding her daughter, when she suffered a seizure and blacked out. She said when she regained consciousness and her daughter was not breathing.
The baby was was found dead in the family home.
After a three-month investigation, authorities discovered that the baby most likely died from burns suffered in a microwave. The baby suffered second - and third -degree burns to her left ear, cheek, hand and shoulder. Part of her left ear had to be amputated, and she required several skin grafts.After a three-month investigation that included consulting with several medical professionals, forensic specialists, and government agencies, it was determined Mirabelle died as a result of being burned in a microwave oven, according to the station.
"Even when people hear the story they don't believe it," said Sacramento Police Sgt. Norm Leong, reports the station. "The injuries aren't seen that often. In fact, we couldn't find three other cases in the nation that had injuries caused by a microwave.
The arrest warrant also showed Yang's polygraph test found that she was deceptive. She told investigators she might have a split personality.
Yang's other three children have been ordered into the custody of her grandparents.Yang is now facing multiple murder charges.
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An earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude struck off the east coast of Japan, near Honshu, early Thursday morning.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned that a tsunami about one-half meter (20 inches) could follow, CNN is reporting.
The quake struck in many of the same areas that were hit hard by the March earthquake and tsunami that left more than 23,000 dead or missing in Japan, AFP reports."The slower pace of recovery reflects in part factors that are likely to be temporary, including the damping effect of higher food and energy prices on consumer purchasing power and spending as well as supply-chain disruptions associated with the tragic events in Japan," the Fed said in a statement at the conclusion of a two-day meeting.
As widely expected, the Fed said it will maintain interest rates at exceptionally low levels for an extended period. It also confirmed it was ending its $600-billion bond-buying programme at the end of the month, while reiterating that it will continue to reinvest principal payments from its holdings.
The Fed downgraded its view of the labour market, saying it had been "weaker than anticipated". That contrasted with the statement after its last meeting in April when it said the job market was "improving gradually".
A central component of most US families' wealth - remains mired in a deep slump.
With jobs uncertain and home values falling, consumer spending, which makes up around 70% of US GDP, has lagged. Retail sales declined in May for the first time in 11 months. Factory activity has been sluggish as well.
The economy grew at just a 1.8% annualised rate in the first three months of the year. Analysts expect growth in the second quarter to log a rate of about 2%, still not sufficient to generate a big increase in hiring.
A larger, sleeker, faster iPhone 5 is coming this September, if a fresh wave of rumors is to be believed.
The latest phone from Apple will feature a brand new processor, a better camera, and could even sport a radical new look according to various media reports.
Bloomberg reports that the new device will include Apple’s A5 dual core processor, the powerful chip included in the iPad 2, as well as an upgraded 8-megapixel camera, over the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel model.
The most drastic change though could come down to looks. Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be curvier and slimmer than its predecessor. “We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new design for the upcoming iPhone,” Boy Genius reported.
Apple has launched a new iPhone every June at its annual developer's conference ever since the smartphone's debut.
The company changed things up this year for what may have been a variety of reasons -- supply issues, the delay of the white iPhone 4, but the most likely factor is the launch of the new iOS 5 operating system which is to be released in the 3rd quarter of this year.
This generally falls in line with estimates of a September launch and also correlates to production estimates, according to Chris Caso at Susquehanna Financial.
"Our checks at multiple levels of the supply chain point to a one-to-two-month delay in the production start for the next-generation iPhone vs. our earlier view of a July production start.”
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Mattek-Sands arrives at Wimbledon match in Gaga-esque jacket
“Johan’s Ark” clocks in at 450 feet long, true to the Bible’s account of a 300 cubit-long ship (in ancient times, a cubit was the length of a man’s arm from elbow to fingertips, or roughly 18 inches). The ark weighs in at a whopping 2,970 tons, and is constructed of Swedish pine, which Huibers told The New York Times is in keeping with God’s command to Noah that the ark be built of resin wood.
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'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm signs new 3-year contract
Jon Hamm, who plays 1960s advertising executive Draper on AMC's Mad Men, has signed a new contract with series studio Lionsgate Television Group. Hamm's publicist, Slate PR, said Tuesday that the deal keeps him with the show for three more years.
The actor will receive a substantial raise for the upcoming fifth season. By the contract's final year, he'll earn more than $250,000 an episode, Variety.com reported, citing unidentified sources.
Hamm had been signed through season six of "Mad Men." The new deal keeps him on board through the seventh season.Series creator Matthew Weiner signed a contract in March for a sixth season and a possible seventh. Weiner's protracted negotiations delayed the show's return from this year to early 2012.
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Dissident republicans were responsible for the shooting of a newspaper photographer during riots in Belfast Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.
Police clashed with hundreds of rioters in eastern Belfast on Tuesday in the second straight night of violence between Catholics and Protestants there.
About 700 people amassed in the streets Tuesday night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. Molotov cocktails, fireworks and bricks were thrown, police said."The council will work with the Assembly, community and church leaders, elected politicians and statutory agencies to try to ensure a society that can live in safety and at peace with their neighbours.
Councillor Ó Donnghaile said Sinn Féin, DUP, SDLP, Alliance Party and Progressive Unionist Party, who all attended the meeting, were committed to finding long term solutions by exploring why trouble had broken out.
Meanwhile Presbyterian Moderator Dr Ivan Patterson has called for parents to keep their children off their streets and help prevent another night of "appalling" rioting.
Dr Patterson met with the minister of Westbourne Presbyterian Church, Rev Mervyn Gibson and residents in the affected area.
The act strengthens the powers available to district councils to deal with fly-posting and a number of other local environmental quality problems," the statement said.
"Through the act the department has responded positively to calls made by district councils over the past few years to give them a robust set of powers to tackle such problems effectively.
"It is the department's intention to bring the act into operation in April 2012 once the necessary subordinate legislation and supporting guidance has been put in place.
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FIFA announced on Monday that Warner had resigned as FIFA vice-president and quit all football activities, and the world governing body said they had dropped all investigations into him and that “the presumption of innocence is maintained”.
But the full report of the ethics committee headed by Namibian judge Petrus Damaseb which provisionally suspended Warner and Bin Hammam on May 29 says there was “prima facie” evidence that bribes had been paid to officials to support Bin Hammam’s campaign for the FIFA presidency, and that Warner had facilitated this.
The pair – two of the three most powerful men in world football – were suspended last month pending a full inquiry. Bin Hammam withdrew as a candidate against Sepp Blatter on the morning of his ethics committee hearing on May 29. Both he and Warner have consistently denied any wrongdoing.
The 17-page ethics committee document setting out their decision was faxed to Warner last week, on June 14, and three days later he informed FIFA he was resigning.
A copy of that report has now been obtained by the Press Association. It concludes that there was “compelling” evidence that Bin Hammam and Warner arranged a special meeting of the 25 members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) on May 10 and 11 in Trinidad and that, with their knowledge, cash gifts were handed over.
Statements from witnesses, described as “credible and correspondent” in the report, said they were handed brown envelopes each containing 40,000 US dollars. One of the witnesses, Fred Lunn from the Bahamas, photographed the cash before returning it.
Four witnesses stated that Warner told the CFU delegates on May 11 that the “money for the ’gifts’ allegedly distributed the day before had been apparently provided by Mr Bin Hammam”, the document states.
Warner’s evidence to the May 29 hearing is described as “mere self-serving declarations” and that he “failed to provide the FIFA ethics committee with a plausible explanation”.
The report states: “The comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming evidence permits to conclude prima facie that the accused [Warner] has initiated and arranged a special meeting of the CFU member associations for Mr Bin Hammam.
“Furthermore on the occasion of this meeting it seems Mr Bin Hammam offered, at least indirectly and under the pledge of secrecy, to each of the member associations an envelope containing US$40,000.
“The FIFA ethics committee is of the primary opinion that the accused [Warner] had knowledge of the respective payments and condoned them.
“It seems quite likely that the accused [Warner] contributed himself to the relevant actions, thereby acting as an accessory to corruption.”
The report adds: “The committee is also of the opinion that the respective money gifts can probably only be explained if they are associated with the FIFA presidential elections of 1 June 2011.
“Therefore it appears rather compelling to consider the actions of Mr Bin Hammam constitute prima facie an act of bribery, or at least an attempt to commit bribery.
“It appears prima facie impossible, in the opinion of the FIFA ethics committee, that the accused [Warner] could have considered the money distributed... as legally or ethically proper and without any connection to the upcoming FIFA presidential election.
“Consequently, the accused would at least be considered as an accessory to the aforementioned violations.”
The ethics committee report goes on to say that the facts “eventually lead to the primary conclusion that Mr Bin Hammam appears to have intended to influence the voting behaviour of the CFU member associations on the occasion of the FIFA presidential elections in his favour.”
The revelations contained in the secret report have provoked a call for FIFA to re-open the case against Warner.
Damian Collins, the Tory MP who is campaigning for a reform of FIFA, said: “This makes FIFA’s claim that Jack Warner can be presumed innocent absolutely incredible. I believe Jack Warner should be made to answer these charges – it’s not enough just for him to resign.
“This shows it was a big error of judgement by Sepp Blatter to call off the inquiry and cover this up.
“FIFA should also confirm that Mohamed Bin Hammam should not similarly be allowed to resign in return for having the investigation dropped.”
There have been reports that Warner is entitled to around €22,000 a year as pension from FIFA and Collins also called for the organisation to state that he is not eligible for such payments.
Bin Hammam said in a statement: “There is nothing I can say more than I deny the allegations and insist that I have not done anything wrong during the special Congress at Trinidad.”
Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/2011/0622/sport/fifa-committee-warner-was-accessory-to-corruption-509962.html#ixzz1Q1LO34wc
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SAO PAULO - A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person has died — just weeks shy of her 115th birthday.
Maria Gomes Valentim died Tuesday morning in the southeastern city of Carangola. Helerson Lima of the Carangola senior home facility says Valentim died of multiple organ failure.
On May 18, Guinness determined that Valentim was 48 days older than the person previously considered the world's oldest human, Besse Cooper of Monroe, Ga.
Guinness verified that Valentim was born July 9, 1896, in Carangola, where she lived all her life.
She married her husband, Joao, in 1913. He died in 1946.
Valentim is survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Her son died at age 75.
Valentim attributed her longevity to eating a daily roll of bread for breakfast along with fruit — though she indulged in the occasional nip of wine.
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