Tuesday, October 16, 2012

5 things to watch for in Obama vs. Romney sequel

Ready for Round Two? President Obama and Mitt Romney square off Tuesday night in their second debate, this time answering questions posed by undecided voters.

The town hall-style debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN will select the questions from the 80-member audience, who were picked in advance by Gallup.

USA TODAY will have full coverage on all of its platforms. Check your local listings on where to catch the action, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Our guide to the five things to watch:

A second chance for Obama: The president said he was too polite in his first face-to-face meeting with Romney, who got a boost in public opinion polls because of his strong debate performance two weeks ago. Obama's advisers promise he will be "aggressive" and "energetic." But if Obama swings too hard in challenging Romney's assertions, will he come off like a bully?

The wind at Romney's back: The Republican's team says the momentum belongs to Romney after the Oct. 3 debate in Denver. Romney has been practicing the same way he did for the Denver debate, by focusing on what he wants to do if elected and why the time is right for America to change course. Can he build on the gains he has already made?

The challenge of speaking directly to voters: The people posing the questions want to be persuaded, which means Obama and Romney have to be engaging, empathetic, believable, likable and presidential -- sometimes all at the same time. It's a danger to appear disengaged, as George H.W. Bush did when he looked at his watch in the 1992 town hall debate. Or to get in your opponent's face, as Al Gore did in 2000 when he walked right up to George W. Bush.

Apple iPhone 4, 4S prices slashed in India again

In an unprecedented move, Apple India has slashed the prices of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S within a week of lowering their retail prices, say media reports. Industry sources have stated that an Apple spokesperson confirmed the second price cut of the last two iPhones. Moreover, the spokesperson also said iPhone 3GS has been discontinued in India, just like in the global market.

After the recent price cut, the 8GB model of Apple iPhone 4 will cost Rs 26,500, whereas the 16GB variant of Apple iPhone 4S will be retailed at Rs 38,500. During the price revision of last week, the prices of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S were Rs 28,300 and Rs 41,500.

The Apple spokesperson also said the company will retail its smartphones through Ingram Micro and Redington in India now onwards, as reported previously. The former will be responsible for distributing the iPhones for large format retails, while the latter will sell the same via regional channels. This is a shift in gears from its earlier strategy of distributing iPhones via Aircel and Airtel, who bundled it with their own data and call packages.

This means that many cellular operators in India will keep nano sim cards in stock, which are only used in iPhone 5.

Apple is expected to launch iPhone 5, the fastest selling smartphone ever, in India on October 26. It was earlier reported that the 16GB variant of iPhone 5 will cost around Rs 46,000 to 48,000 in India, while the 32GB model is expected to be rolled out at Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. The price of the top end 64GB variant of the latest iPhone is expected to range from Rs 58,000 and Rs 61,000.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Earthquake rattles northern Japan

A MAGNITUDE 7.3 earthquake has struck wide areas of northern and north-eastern Japan, the Meteorological Agency says.

No immediate casualties or damage were reported and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake occurred at 12:01pm (1.01pm AEST) today with its epicentre in the Sea of Okhotsk, off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido at a depth of 590km, the agency said. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami hit north-eastern Japan, leaving nearly 19,000 people dead or missing.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Easiest Way To Get Married To A Foreigner

It is usually good news for people to announce their engagement and declaration of intention to get married. Every couple has their own unique story on how they met and decided to settle down in marriage. The internet has become a common place for people to meet and fall in love. For most American citizens they have a desire to bring their spouse to the county and get married there. However, this is not an easy process because there are few requirements that are to be met before this can finally happen. The first and most important thing to do is apply for the k-1 visa which will grant your spouse entry into the country. Before one can secure this visa, there is so much that needs to be submitted to the immigration department. The whole process is quite frustrating and one can end up being disappointed. This visa will be the key to allow the foreigner to come into the county for marriage with their life partner. Since most people meet on the internet and fall in love, there is more that is required when it comes to application of this visa. You need to have at least met once in the period of two years preceding the visa petition. This needs to be confirmed with evidence such as travel documents and photos. Once the process commences, there are several documents that are required to be submitted. If the documents are confirmed to be as required and authentic, your partner is invited for an interview. This interview will determine if you will get the fiancee visa or not. You should ensure that you try as much as possible to fulfill all the necessary requirements so as to be guaranteed of a successful application. This visa does not offer permanent residence and after marriage, you will be required to apply for permanent residency.

Improved Nissan models

One of the most competitive industries in the world is the car manufacturing business. Every manufacturer tries to outdo the other with invention and production of cars that have great features. If you are a Nissan lover, then the Nissan Altima will definitely appeal to you because of its excellent condition and quality. Most people that have had the privilege of driving the Altima can agree that this is one of a kind due to the unique features and amazing capabilities. The Altima is almost similar to the mini-sedans that are in the market. The car has been made using the best quality materials which ensure that it has a great appearance on the outside as well as the inside. Most of the seats are made from suede material and have armrest which makes it very comfortable for the passengers. The steering wheel comes with leather covering which enhances the grip while one is driving. You can visit any of the Nissan dealers and find an excellent car that is in good condition. There so many dealers that offer second hand cars and if you are lucky enough you might as well get the Altima and pay a good price for this exceptional car. We can all agree that buying of used cars or second hand cars as we popularly know them have become the way to go for most people due the circumstances surrounding their income and hence their budget. It is actually a wise thing to buy a used car especially of you can afford to accessorize the cars and give them a new look altogether. You need to use the services of an experienced car expert who will advise you on what to look for and if the price is worth it. This is a great invention and you should try it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tips for great-looking hair in the summer


Summer’s here and don’t you  just hate your hair during this season? Dry, brittle, frizzy with an oily scalp which even your best hair products are struggling with. Well, the sun is to blame for a major part of your woes. Here are a few tips to keep your hair in beautiful this season:
  • Get adequate protection from the sun. Carry an umbrella or wear a scarf when you’re outside. Apply a sunscreen for your hair, if you are able to get it.
  • Avoid using the blow-dryer and other styling products that use heat as far as possible. If you really need to, condition your hair and apply serum before you do.
  • Avoid hot showers. Use lukewarm or cold water to wash your hair.
  • Use a moisturizing shampoo instead of your usual one. If you need to wash hair daily, use a mild daily-use shampoo.
  • Keep your hair tied in a bun or ponytail whenever possible. Or if you’re adventurous, go for a short, chic style instead.
  • If you’re going on a vacation in the sun, avoid colouring your hair just before you leave. The UV rays in the summer sun can change your hair colour.
  • During the summer, pamper your hair with deep conditioning treatments at the salon or at home. Massage your scalp with warm olive or coconut oil for around 10 minutes and then use a towel soaked in warm water to cover your hair.Another home conditioning treatment involves a mixture of curd, eggs and olive oil.
  • Drink lots of water, tender coconut water and lemonade to keep yourself and your hair hydrated. Eat lots of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies to give your tresses the nutrition they need.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Best Possible Dealerships Around

In California, there are plenty of Nissan Dealers to choose from. Everyone wants to either buy or sell a car, so this can be very helpful if you are looking around. I know that it can be hard to save money and spend it correctly without getting too caught up in buying random things. When it comes to a car, make sure to really keep a few things in mind. Make sure to really take the time and research the right dealership for you. I must say that I have traveled to quite a lot of dealerships in California, but ones that really stood out to me were Fontana Nissan and Riverside Nissan. Fontana is located in Fontana, California and is ready to sell you your brand new Nissan today! I actually found out about this dealership because of their assorted advertisements not only on television, but also from websites like Yelp and Yahoo. I went to this dealership with a friend of mine when we were both looking for cars, and so decided to check out Fontana used cars as a first try. We were very happy about our find and proceeded to take our business only here and not even check out any other dealerships that may have been in the area. Why spoil a good thing? My friend and I were not too sure of what used car we wanted, but we did know that it had to be affordable. I mean, I guess we should have guessed that as long as we were buying a used car that it would be affordable, but both of us had different price ranges so it was hard to determine exactly what was best to look at. Really the only thing we had in common was that we both liked Nissan, so that is why we went to a Nissan dealership. Fontana offered lots of used cars, including models like a 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2011 Nissan Murano, 2009 Nissan Maxima, 2009 Nissan Altima, 2010 Nissan 370Z, 2008 Nissan Rogue, and the 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid. I ended up going with the 2010 Nissan Sentra and could not be happier with my decision. In my eyes it's a fantastic car and it has taken me everywhere I need to go without any problems. My friend went with the '09 Nissan Maxima and as far as I am aware, he has not had any problems to date. He actually ended up going with another dealership, Riverside Nissan, but I still prefer Fontana to anything else. Just remember to buy carefully, and really think before you make a large purchase like a new car. California has a lot to offer, but if it's a car that you're looking for, you need not look any further than a Nissan dealership.