Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A T-Mobile advert filmed at Heathrow Airport was broadcast simultaneously across 80 TV channels - in a broadcasting first for the UK.
The three minute ad, in which thousands of passengers landing at London’s Heathrow airport were welcomed by a singing flash mob, aired across every commercial station in Britain at the same time.
An estimated 10 million people saw the touching T-Mobile commercial, which was filmed at Terminal 5 on Wednesday.
In the ad, bleary-eyed travellers were greeted by hundreds of happy people clapping and singing welcome home songs. Hundreds more onlookers joined in, including cabin crew, taxi drivers and baggage handlers.
T-Mobile’s Spencer McHugh said: “We all know what it can be like arriving at an airport after a flight.
“We thought that, just for one day, we should give travellers a welcome they would never forget.”
This is an amazing goal scored by Juveniles goalkeeper Airton in an Under 17 Youth tournament in Brazil.
This was a match between local clubs Caxias v Juveniles at Centennial Stadium on November 21, 2010.
Juveniles went on to win the match 2-0 thanks to their goal-scoring goalkeeper.
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
You wonder what goes through the minds of footballers sometimes - although it's pretty clear what Qatar's Fahad Khalfan was thinking after missing the easiest of open goals in the Asian Games against Uzbekistan.
You don't need to be an expert lip-reader to see the 18-year-old mutter 's***' under his breath as the camera focuses on his reaction after what can only be described as one of the misses of the century.
Taking advantage of a mistake by Uzbeki goalkeeper Timur Juraev, who flapped at the ball in the opening moments of extra time, Khalfan found himself almost completely alone inside the penalty area.
So, with the scent of glory in his nostrils, Khalfan takes a couple of touches until he's pretty much in the centre of the goal, two yards out.
The problem is the ball's not well placed for him to strike it with his favoured left foot.
'But no matter', he thinks, 'I'm only a couple of yards out so I'll use the outside of my boot.'
Oops. Cue ball hitting post and widespread bewilderment among team-mates and opponents alike.
A moment of panic insues as our Fahad realises his mistake - and that's when the camera finds him.
Yes, Fahad, 's***' just about sums it up.
The worst part about the whole episode was our hero's side ended up losing 1-0 after extra-time. Bet he wasn't a popular guy in the dressing room afterwards...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ark Hotel China - 15 floors in 48hours
Behold China's real estate boom, in time-lapse! It took just six days to build the Ark Hotel in Changsha. According to the video, no stationary cranes were used in construction and there wasn't single injury among the site's workers. Hat tip to Good
The finished building stood 15 stories and used prefabricated columns (the foundation was apparently already built). Better yet, because the building's parts were factory-built waste was minimized.
The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's 275-foot smoke stack crushes surrounding buildings as it falls the wrong way during its demolition Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Those were some of the last words heard before shouts to get back as the old Mad River Power Plant’s 275-foot tower toppled in the wrong direction about noon Wednesday.
The blasts should have sent the stack onto a cleared area directly to the east, but instead the tower crashed to the southeast.
No one was injured but the tower knocked down two 12,500-volt power lines and smashed a building housing back-up generators.
A terrifying video of a death-defying group of teenagers walking out on a beam 900ft up is a hit online.
The one-minute clip shows one girl carefully edging out on an iron girder above a distant forest below.
But she is soon trumped by a blond-haired boy who smiles at the camera before pulling off an even more spine-tingling stunt.
He slides out on to the bar before standing bolt upright at the end with his hands on his hips admiring the view.
One fan wrote: "I got scared just looking at the video. They got balls."
But another asked: "Why in the hell would you ever want to do something so stupid and pointless?"
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RTL Television, one of the main German TV stations, announced Das Supertalent (The Supertalent). The prize is €100,000. The show is presented by Marco Schreyl, who is also the host of Deutschland sucht den Superstar - the German version of Pop Idol. The first jury consisted of Dieter Bohlen (also a judge on Deutschland sucht den Superstar), comedian Ruth Moschner, and circus director André Sarrasani. RTL Television is the main broadcasting arm of RTL Group, which also owns the "Got Talent" production company FremantleMedia. 19-year-old opera singer Ricardo Marinello was the first winner of the grand prize.