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Vanessa Hudgens publicist makes apology about nude photo incident

Vanessa Hudgens publicist makes apology about nude photo incident

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Controversy erupted on September 6th, 2007 when a nude photo of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens appeared on the internet. Hudgen apologised and said she was “embarrassed over the situation” and that she regretted “taking those photos”.

Her publicist released a statement saying the photos were taken in private and it was “unfortunate” the pictures were leaked onto the internet.

Hudgen’s role in High School Musical 3 has not changed because of the photos.



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Sydney thanked for its patience during APEC

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Australian Prime Minister John Howard has thanked residents of host city Sydney for their patience during the APEC summit. Sydney was subject to the largest and tightest security operation ever seen in Australia.

Those in the city were subject to restricted areas in the central business district, which were fenced off, closures of some of the city’s iconic sights, road closures and traffic congestion. “I do want to thank the people of Sydney for their forbearance in the face of the normal restrictions, security wise, that are involved in conducting these international gatherings,” Mr Howard said.

Some Sydney residents have complained that the security measures were disproportionate to the actual requirements and costly. Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) head Christopher Brown complained of the excessive costs and police presence. “I’m so embarrassed and annoyed,” said Brown. “Where was the sense of proportion? We replaced Olympic volunteers with riot squads.” The TTF is an industry group representing tourism, transport and infrastructure sectors and a self-described “leading CEO network”, which had supported the APEC summit coming to Sydney.

Mr Howard also thanked police officers involved in the security operation. “I particularly extend my thanks to the officers and the men and women of the NSW and Australian Federal Police,” said Mr Howard.

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Major League Baseball roundup: September 8, 2007

Major League Baseball roundup: September 8, 2007

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  • White Sox 8, Twins 7: Jim Thome had a solo homer (25) and the game-winning RBI single in the 7th.
  • Orioles 11, Red Sox 5: The Orioles blasted seven runs off Daisuke Matsuzaka, capped by a Scott Moore grand slam.
  • Tigers 12, Mariners 6: Brandon Inge hit the go-ahead two-run homer (14) in the 6th inning.
  • Yankees 11, Royals 5: Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the 4th, and a solo homer in the 6th (50, 51); the latter began a 7-run 6th inning that put the game out of reach for the Royals.
  • Devil Rays 5, Blue Jays 4: The Devil Rays came back from a 4-1 deficit, scoring four in the bottom of the 9th off a two-run homer by Delmon Young (12) and a two-run walkoff homer by B.J. Upton (23).
  • Rangers 7, Athletics 3: Hank Blalock (7) hit a solo homer, and two RBI singles in the win.
  • Indians 6, Angels 1: C.C. Sabathia pitched a complete game, giving up five hits and one run.
  • Mets 3, Astros 1: Tom Glavine retired the first 15 batters consecutively, and left in the 8th inning, giving up three hits and one run.
  • Phillies 9, Marlins 1: Greg Dobbs hit a solo homer (5) and an RBI triple (4).
  • Dodgers 6, Giants 2: Luis Gonzalez hit a three-run homer (13) in the 1st.
  • Cubs 5, Pirates 1: Alfonso Soriano had a two-run homer (23) in the 5th.
  • Braves 9, Nationals 2: Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer (17), and drove in a run off a bases-loaded walk.
  • Brewers 4, Reds 3: Rickie Weeks hit a game-winning RBI triple in the ninth to break a 3-3 tie.
  • Padres 3, Rockies 1: Greg Maddux gave up one run and three hits in six innings of work.
  • Diamondbacks 9, Cardinals 8: Stephen Drew tied the game in the 4th inning with a three-run homer (11).



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Fernando Alonso wins 2007 Italian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso wins 2007 Italian Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso driving on 2007 British Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso wins the 2007 FIA Formula-1 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy, with his teammate, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton second. The pair won the top two places of the 78th Grand Prix held in Monza, starting from the front line. This win became the first for Fernando Alonso on this track and his another hat-trick.

During most of the free practice and the qualification McLaren seem to be clearly ahead of their rivals from Ferrari, resulting in that Alonso easily took the pole position. Since the start the defending World Champion performed extremely well and stayed in full control of the race. Hamilton’s position was not as stable, however, when Felipe Massa overtook him on the start, but the Londoner took back his position on the first chicane.

After ten laps Massa drove his car to the pits, possibly too soon, then suddenly slowed down on the track. It became clear that the race was spoiled for Ferrari team, with only the red car of Kimi Räikkönen, doing his best not to fall too far behind Hamilton, remaining in the race. His risky single pit-stop strategy allowed him to stay ahead of Hamilton for a couple of laps, but the fresh tyres of McLaren after their second pit-stop left no additional chances to Raikonnen who suffered a crash into the wall of tyres in the Friday practice session.

Both BMW Saubers of Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica took 4th and 5th places.

Top eight closed by Nico Rosberg’s Williams-Toyota, Heikki Kovalainen’s Renault and Jenson Button’s Honda.

As a result, McLaren strengthen the lead over Ferrari to 23 points, with 166 points total. Alonso is now only 3 points close to Hamilton, who has 92 points.



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APEC closes in Sydney

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Leaders present their final declaration at the APEC meeting in Sydney.
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Australian PM John Howard announces the APEC leader’s final declaration at the APEC meeting in Sydney.
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APEC Australia 2007 has officially closed in Sydney, with Australian Prime Minister John Howard delivering APEC’s final declaration. The final leader’s declaration said that APEC member economies will support the Doha trade talks and that the leaders examined a series of measures to deal with terrorism, pandemics, contaminated food, energy security and natural disasters.

Mr Howard said that the APEC members had decided to make “An urgent request to all countries involved in the Doha process to renew their efforts to achieve an outcome, emphasizing that agriculture and industrial products are the two priority areas”.

The leaders wish for Doha to enter its final phase this year. Talks have been stalled due to disagreements between the European Union and United States over subsidies and tariffs for the agricultural sector.

A plan by the United States to establish an APEC free trade zone received a mixed reception with some members believing that such a move would weaken the group’s commitment to the Doha round. They did agree that if the WTO’s Doha talks were not completed by the end of the year, the APEC zone would be examined.

Speaking to CNBC, the head of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy said that negotiations taking place in Geneva were making progress.

“There is a strong sense that it is a make-or-break moment. It may take a few weeks, but my sense is that there is a lot of focus and energy,” Mr Lamy said.

In the area of health, the final declaration also promised to share influenza samples and provide equitable access to vaccines. Security related issues were a commitment to rooting out terrorism and a recognition of the danger proliferation of weapons of mass destruction poses to the region.

Despite interest from India and Pakistan in joining the group, it was announced that additional members will be considered in 2010.

The final declaration also reaffirmed the Sydney Declaration on climate change, which had been agreed upon on Saturday.

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Pope appeals for respectful Sundays

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Pope appeals for respectful Sundays

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Pope Benedict XVI, speaking on the third final day of a visit to Vienna, Austria, has appealed for renewed respect for Sundays.

In the Roman Catholic Church, Sundays are called the Hebrew word Shābath (now called the Sabbath), meaning “to rest”. Originally on Saturdays, which is still retained in the Jewish faith, it was changed to Sunday by Catholics in the commemoration of the resurrection of Christ which was on Sunday.

During a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Pope promoted leisure time as ‘something good and necessary amid the mad rush of a modern world,’ but warned that leisure without a focus (on faith) could be wasted time. As part of his sermon, he also encouraged the congregation to ‘give the soul its Sunday – give Sunday its soul,’ quoting a 20th Century bishop from Germany.

The Pope is in Austria to mark the 850th anniversary of the foundation of the Shrine of Mariazell. Today, he will also take part in a recitation of the Angelus Domini, and visit Heiligenkreuz Abbey before a farewell ceremony at the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat.



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New England Patriots Top New York Jets

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New England Patriots Top New York Jets

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NFL opening week continued with AFC East rivals New York Jets hosting the New England Patriots at Giants Stadium. The Patriots signed wide receiver Randy Moss during the off-season, and it didn’t take him long to showcase his talents. Randy Moss caught all 9 passes thrown to him for a total of 183 yards and 1 touchdown. The 183 receiving yards represented the third-most in New England franchise history and are the fourth-most of Moss’ career.

New England’s quarterback, Tom Brady, completed 22 of 28 passes for 297 yards, with three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

The Patriots struck first with a touchdown pass from Brady to Wes Walker in the first quarter and the Jets evened the score in the second quarter with a pass from Chad Pennington to Laveranues Coles. However, aft that, New England scored 3 consecutive touchdowns for a 28-7 lead and never looked back, eventually winning 38-14.

Chad Pennington hurt his ankle in the third quarter on a hard hit by Jarvis Green, but came back after one set of downs. He is scheduled to meet with team doctors this week to evaluate the injury.

The Patriots host the San Diego Chargers, a highly anticipated AFC match-up Sunday 9/16 at 8:15pm EST while the Jets visit the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday 9/16 at 4:15pm EST.



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New doubt over Shakespeare\’s authorship

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New doubt over Shakespeare’s authorship

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William Shakespeare, 16th century playwright.
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A debate has been launched by almost 300 people, seeking further research into William Shakespeare and the many masterpieces attributed to him. The group, named the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition, are reluctant to believe that the Bard wrote all of the plays that make him internationally famous, and are keen to unravel the mysteries surrounding his life and work.

Although it is widely accepted that Shakespeare existed and penned many works, the group question why all records of Shakespeare are non-literary, and how so many high-quality plays could be written by someone born into an illiterate household. The Coalition also asks why none of his plays mention his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and also how a 16th Century commoner could have such extensive and accurate knowledge of the worldwide settings in which they take place.

Conspiracy theories since the 18th century have claimed that the works could have been written by authors using the pen name Shakespeare, particularly Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Edward de Vere. Sir Derek Jacobi, actor and member of the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition, believes that the famous plays could have been written by more than one writer. “I subscribe to the group theory,” Sir Derek said. “I don’t think anybody could do it on their own.”

A “declaration of reasonable doubt” was presented to Dr William Leahy, Head of English at London’s Brunel University. Speaking about the conspiracies, he said, “It’s a legitimate question, it has a mystery at its centre and intellectual discussion will bring us closer to that centre.”

The Coalition has set up a website, inviting people to sign the declaration and keep up-to-date with new research.



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