Earth Hour is considered one of the largest mass participations for the Earth. It was organized by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, where 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make a stand against climate change. The number of participating communities has steadily risen from 35 countries in 2008, to 88 countries in 2009, and 128 in 2010. The Philippines topped last year’s participation with 15 million Filipinos in 1,076 towns and cities voluntarily plunged into darkness for love of the planet. In an effort to further relieve the planet of carbon stress for at least 60 minutes, this year’s observance of Earth Hour 2011 should be more than just turning off lights but also other non-essential appliances. Earth Hour 2011 will be observed on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. People, businesses and communities from across the globe are urged to turn off their lights for one hour to
Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 12 for 21 shooting, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Thunder gave Miami’s offense fits on the way to a 96-85 victory over the Heat on Wednesday night. James Harden scored 12 points for the Thunder, who have won five straight. Oklahoma City shot just 40 percent, and had been 7-13 when connecting on less than 43 percent of its chances this season. It didn’t matter Wednesday after holding the Heat to 38 percent shooting, plus having a dominating 24-10 edge in second-chance points. Miami shot a season-low 29 percent after halftime. Chris Bosh had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and LeBron James finished with 19 for the Heat, who had won three straight and were averaging 114 points in their last two games. Miami had a chance with 3 1/2 minutes left, Wade getting the ball in transition and the Heat down by seven. He missed a layup and contended he got fouled, replays
Pound for Pound King and eight World Division title Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to face “Sugar” Shane Mosley. The Pacquiao vs Mosley fight will happen on May 7, 2011 on MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada at the welterweight limit of 147 lbs. While the fight is being categorized as a “walk in the park” by the majority of boxing fans, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddy Roach thinks otherwise. Freddy Roach believes this will be Manny’s toughest fight to date due to Mosley’s handspeed and power. While many boxing fans are not so happy about Pacquiao vs Mosley fight. And the reason is, Shane Mosley (39 years old) is way past his prime and has not produced an exciting boxing match in lately. Mosley’s last two fight’s he has shown all the signs of an aging fighter. Mosley fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. we saw his lack of stamina and the amount of punches he throws. Although he did hurt Mayweather Jr. in the second round he did not have the strength or stamina to finish him off.
The new iPad 2 went on sale in the United States last Friday, with Apple fans queuing at the company’s stores across the country to be among the first to snap up the coveted tablet computers. signaling a strong appetite for a device that dominates the fledgling market it created. Apple began selling the iPad 2, which was unveiled by chief executive Steve Jobs last week. The iPad remains the most affordable tablet on the market, starting at $499. Estimated shipping times for iPads ordered at Apple’s online shop went from a few days to a few weeks, indicating strong demand by people who didn’t want to face queues at real world stores. A line of people, including some who camped out overnight swathed in rain gear and equipped with chairs and big umbrellas, formed around the block outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City, hoping to be among the first to get the thinner, lighter and faster iPad. The iPad 2, which is one-third thinner, nearly 15 percent lighter
Miami’s epic run of blown opportunities late in games started coming to an end. With their Big Three clicking at the same time, the Heat ended their 5-game losing streak with a 94-88 win over the defending champion Los Angeles (LA) Lakers. Chris Bosh scored 24 points in his first outing after saying he wanted more shots. Wade scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and James finished with 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Miami, which secured a postseason bid with 17 games left the earliest that’s happened in franchise history. Bryant scored 24 points for the Lakers, who got 20 from Pau Gasol. Andrew Bynum finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles. And after the Lakers cleared out for a night in Miami and they’re not flying out until Friday. Bryant stayed behind taking hundreds of shots in a workout that lasted well over an hour and didn’t end until just after midnight in Miami. Bryant and Wade tangled again after the steal led
Steve Jobs return to stage once again as he unveil a new second-generation version of iPad that is thinner, lighter, and features video cameras. Despite of his health problems Apple chief executive Steve Jobs who went on medical leave last January for an unspecified illness, will be the one to introduce the next-generation iPad. Steve Jobs who appeared gaunt but energetic and was dressed in his trademark long-sleeve black turtleneck and blue jeans. The iPad 2 features front- and rear-facing video cameras to enable video chat and is thinner than the previous version. The second-generation iPad will have more memory and a front-facing camera for capabilities such as a Face Time video-conferencing feature on Apple iPhone 4 smartphones ”The new iPad 2 is actually thinner than your iPhone 4,” said Jobs. “It is dramatically thinner, not a little thinner, a third thinner.” It weighs 1.3 pounds, down from 1.5 pounds, has the same 10-hour