Cesc Fabregas was born to play for Barcelona

Hot soccer player Cesc Fabregas failed to get his hands on a trophy in his final six years at Arsenal, but he made it two in just 10 days with Barcelona. Barcelona vs Porto features the winners of the Champions League and Europa League from last season. Fabregas arrived with 11 minutes remaining and scored nine minutes later. The victory made Pep Guardiola the most decorated coach in Barcelona’s history, with 12 trophies in four seasons. Let’s check out a hot picture of the star of the game last night.


Virginia Earthquake Poses Difficulty Of Evacuation

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia on Tuesday showed us that evacuating during an emergency could tax the city’s resources — and be decidedly complex and slow.

Buildings in Boston were evacuated, while witnesses said the quake was felt as far away as Toronto. In New York, many office buildings were evacuated. The Capitol Building was also evacuated after the quake struck. Pictures hanging on the walls at the Capitol reportedly fell to the floor from the shocks.

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake brought panic to the Pentagon and the White House, and sparked fears that the iconic Washington Monument would fall.

As ripples from the tremor hit Washington and New York, city streets across the coast were filled with thousands of people hauled out of buildings for fear they could collapse.

Traffic was snarled for miles in downtown Washington as employers released workers early at the same time and thousands of commuters tried to drive home or cram onto trains already overloaded and slowed by speed restrictions because of the quake. Rush hour began several hours early throughout the city, and several extra frustrations — malfunctioning traffic lights, blocked-off streets — added to the commuting headache.

“Not that yesterday was chaos, but definitely, it was not as smooth as it could have been,” said Justin Thorp, 27, a marketing manager who works downtown and who escaped the congestion with a bicycle he found through a bike-sharing program.

No mandatory evacuation order followed the earthquake, which isn’t surprising given the sporadic and relatively minor damage the region sustained.

Very few circumstances would trigger a mandatory exodus of the entire city, said David Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, an organization of Washington-area local governments.

Nonetheless, many office buildings, government agencies and other businesses emptied on their own, setting off an early rush hour.

It’s natural to want to leave a building during an earthquake. After all, who wants to be in a building that crumbles to the ground? This fear, however, drove people into the streets and sidewalks, and ironically enough, into perhaps the most dangerous place of all. As FEMA explains:

The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.

Here are some pointers from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency if you are caught in a major earthquake:

If You’re Indoors:

  • Drop to the ground and take cover. Get under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture, and hold on until the shaking stops.
  • If you can’t get under something, cover your face and head with your hands and crouch in an inside corner.

If You’re Outdoors

  • Stay there. Stay away from buildings, power lines, streetlights and other things that could fall on you.
  • People are rarely injured by the actual shaking of an earthquake. Instead, falling debris is the greater danger.
  • If you’re in a car, try to ease to a stop, preferably in an open area away from buildings, trees or overpasses.

The reason why cell networks went down following the East Coast quake

Landline and cell service was disrupted along the Eastern seaboard, including in New York City and Boston. Verizon, AT&T, and others said there was no damage to their networks. The thing is: the cell networks weren’t physically damaged by the earthquake. The tremors didn’t bring down any relay towers or wires. But because the quake was felt so widely – from North Carolina to New England – it prompted millions of people to make cellphone calls at the same time. This increased traffic brought cell networks to their knees for about half an hour.

The 5.9-magnitude tremor struck at about 2pm local time with shallow tremors of about 3.7 miles deep, which is thought to explain why the shaking was so widespread.

It is though to have been the strongest quake to hit the Virginia area for seven decades.

The previous record for an earthquake in Washington D.C. was on July 16, 2010, when a 3.6 magnitude one struck.

There were no immediate reports of deaths, but fire officials said there were injuries.

Best Night of Jamie Foxx’s Life?

Best Night of My Life is the fourth studio album by American actor and R&B singer Jamie Foxx. Promotion started for Best Night Of My Life a little over a year ago when the project was initially titled Body. In terms of singles, Foxx has been hit or miss with this project, drawing positive reviews from the release of “Winner” with Justin Timberlake and T.I. as well as the album’s latest hot single, “Fall For Your Type” with Drake. Beyond that, the album misses its mark more often than it hits it, offering little to be remembered or kept in rotation.

Jamie starts his album with “Best Night of My Life” and it’s the classic R & B type of song about trying to get a girl home. The slow jam “Sleeping Pill” finds Foxx hung over and barely remembering his randy night with a shorty who had her way with him after an Ambien. The fact that Soulja Boy is on “Yep Dat’s Me” speaks to Jamie’s efforts to remain relevant to a younger generation, but the song is really nothing beyond its catchy hook and Luda’s hard-spitting verse. “Freak” (Featuring Rico Love) has an electro-pop feeling and it reminds me of what Diddy is doing right now with Last Train to Paris. Closing the album is All Said And Done, one of the worst offerings on the project. “Sex on the Beach” (bonus track) reminds me of something that would be on the Jersey Shore soundtrack.

On this album, Jamie Foxx isn’t taking his singing career as seriously as he used to. The album is lacking in the big hits department other than “Living Better Now.” There is no “Blame It”, “Gold Digger” or “Unpredictable” on this album. If you want depth from Jamie Foxx, go see one of his movies.

A love letter from R. Kelly

Love Letter is R. Kelly’s tenth studio album, released December 14, 2010 on Jive Records. It was written and produced entirely by Kelly. Though he has dabbled in self-empowerment anthems (“I Believe I Can Fly”) and his childhood love of Chicago-style dusties soul (“Step in the Name of Love”), “Love Letter” marks the first time he’s gone nearly an entire album sounding almost chaste. Gone are the sexually graphic slow jams, and in their place is a more vintage-soul feel, with Just Can’t Get Enough recalling Marvin Gaye, while the lyrics mix lovesick apologies with chivalrous dedications, most notably on the the excellent When a Woman Loves.

Packaged like a classic ‘60s album, a handful of songs are clearly designed to evoke the sound of that era; the pleading “Radio Message” as well as the pained “How Do I Tell Her?” and the bouncing “Love Is”, are too well-crafted and convincingly delivered to be heard as mere genre exercises. “Can I bring the love songs back to the radio?” Kelly sings on “Lost in Your Love,” a curious request for the notoriously lascivious singer.

Red carpet | 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Beautiful actress at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards – January 16, 2011

Scarlett Johansson

Halle Berry

Anne Hathaway

Sandra Bullock

Leighton Meester

Hot actors at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Hot actors at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards

Robert Pattinson

Zac Efron

James Franco

Jake Gyllenhaal

Andrew Garfield