Surfing Dolphins Make Waves In Florida

Surfing dolphins make waves in Florida, where surfers near St. Pete Beach can enjoy the company of a pair of playful bottlenose dolphins. Dolphins are close relatives to the whales and porpoises, although much more friendly to people, and can reach up to 30 ft in size. Some forty species of dolphin distributed in 17 genera exist across the globe, with all dolphins being one of the most intelligent animals on Earth along with pigs and anthropoids.

Surfing Dolphins Florida

It is not quite unusual for surfing dolphins to make waves in Florida since dolphins inhabit virtually all seas and ocean, while members of the Delphinidae family can also be meet in rivers on all continents. They are usually living in groups called a “school” or a “pod” but many male-female couples are observed to play together in the shallow waters close to beaches visited by humans.

According to experts, the dolphins in Florida have been Common Bottlenose Dolphin, or Tursiops truncatus of the Genus Tursiops family, which are similar but not identical to the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, or Tursiops aduncus, which is a more common inhabitant of the Pacific.

Some scientist attribute the playful character of the dolphins to their early predecessors of the Artiodactyl order, who entered the water some 50 million years ago, during the Eocene. Unfortunately, predecessors of the human kind were unable to catch on video how surfing dolphins make waves in Florida in the epoch of Eocene when a handful of amazing teeth-rich creatures inhabited our planet.

Huge Whale Shark Caught

Huge whale shark caught by Pakistani fishermen near Karachi managed to sell the giant fish for 1.7 million rupees, or $18,000, local media reported. The 40-foot-long whale shark was removed from the boat with the help of five cranes before the eyes of a huge crowd in the port of Karachi.

Whale Shark

A huge whale shark caught by a fishing net is not an uncommon event in Pakistan although the fish is protected by the law in numerous countries around the world. According to estimates, Pakistan is on the list of the Top 20 shark exporting countries in the world, with Southeast Asia countries exporting the bulk park of sharks globally.

Population of whale shark is constantly decreasing, which forced the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources to declared it a threatened species in 2008. Nevertheless, fishermen in Southeast Asia continue to hunt for the big fish, which despite its size is not an aggressive or human-attacking creature.

Local sources in Karachi said that at least 30 whale sharks have been caught in the sea offshore Karachi in the past decade, making it the site with the largest number of catches officially reported. A huge whale shark is caught usually by boats hunting for other fish and fishermen routinely say that the whale shark has been already dead when taken aboard, to avoid prosecution.

Miss America 2012

Miss America 2012 is Kenosha, Wisconsin-born Laura Kaeppeler who won the title at a ceremony held in Las Vegas, where contestants from every U.S. state gathered to compete for the crown of the most attractive woman in the United States. The 23-year-old Kaeppeler was crowned after she managed to oust runner-ups Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson and Miss California Noelle Freeman, demonstrating her singing and dancing skills.

Miss America 2012

Later on, the new Miss America 2012 hit at Miss New York Kaitlin Monte, stating that American elect politicians should represent everyone in this country, winning acclaims from the jury. The highly-wanted title is accompanied by a scholarship worth $50,000, while Laura Kaeppeler has a whole one year to enjoy her role as Miss America and engage in various charity causes as expected.

Former Miss America winners took to their Twitter accounts to congratulate Kaeppeler, with Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, and Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010, saying words of warmth to Miss America 2012.

Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison hosted the ceremony that tool place in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with contestants showing up in bath suites and evening dress along with demonstrating various artistic skills.
Kaeppeler’s father was behind bars serving a jail term for mail fraud, while his daughter used the contest to encourage those who are offspring of jailed parents not feel alone and bravely face what life has to offer them. The newly-crowned Miss America 2012 was described as honest girl who lives next door by former fellow winners.

The Bachelor Spoilers Season 16

The Bachelor spoilers Season 16 seem to provoke very mixed reactions across different audiences when the show was staged in San Francisco and Ben called the city his home, annoying watchers who liked him for calling ‘home’ Sanoma last week. While Ben was chatting with his sister, the other 16 contestants got to their new suite, with host Chris Harrison urging the women to prepare for one group date and a pair of one-on-one dates during the week.

Bachelor SPoilers

Ben invited Emily to climb the Bay Bridge, where the woman got stuck after reaching a certain height. Then Ben kissed her, an act that encouraged the Bachelorette spoilers Season 16 contestant to continue her climbing walk and get rewarded with a dinner by the bridge. She got a rose from Ben and the two enjoyed a “private” fireworks show. Later on, Ben and the ladies attended a group date involving snow skiing down a random San Francisco street, followed by a visit to the hotel pool.

A mysterious woman, who uncovered she is Shawntel, the funeral director from Brad Womack’s season, appeared at the show causing havoc among the women who are partying at the hotel. Following a string of bad wording from the angry contestants, Ben is set to choose among three women: the Bachelorette spoilers Season 16 runner-ups Erica, Shawntel and Jaclyn, leaving him with less room to maneuver and forcing him to opt for the three of them in a surprising move.

Diamond Resorts on Undercover Boss

With placing Stephen J. Cloobeck, CEO of Diamond Resorts on Undercover Boss, CBS expects to attract viewers who are interested in watching how a big boss is going undercover as a worker in his own company that is involved in hospitality business. Cloobeck rebranded a company that was making loses into a new one, called Diamond Resorts, but is afraid that new affiliated resorts he recently purchased are not adopting his corporate virtues and goals as expected.

Diamond Resorts

Cloobeck is undercover as Jack Fisher, a man seeking a job as a hospitality worker in Diamond Resorts on Undercover Boss. First, he visited a resort in Sedona, Arizona, where he recently purchased a business. During this brief visit he is appointed to help in roof-top air conditioning unit repair works where he meets Ed, a former owner of a local RV repair business.

Later, Cloobeck visits Miami, Florida to uncover that Sarah, to whom he is known as Jack Fisher, not Stephen Cloobeck from Diamond Resorts on Undercover Boss, is not prepared to perform her tasks properly. Actually, he rebranded Diamond Resorts in an “yes” company, which means that all and every requirement of a client has to be met. He reveals his true identity in frustration, telling Sarah’s supervisor that she has to undergo re-training to perform her day-to-day duties properly.

Cloobeck is set to hear some unpleasant comments on the company that he acquired for $5 million five years ago. While visiting Willamsburg, Virginia he is told that many workers are leaving the company because of the frozen wages, and is surprised to see that Amanda, working in a Scottsdale, Arizona-based resort is not using the computer system to do her work.

Then, Jack Fisher is gone and Stephen Cloobeck, the CEO of Diamond Resorts on Undercover Boss, reveals his identity to all his employees, giving away more than $100,000 in bonuses, debt relief financing and other gestures of good will.

Betty White Turns 90

Betty White turns 90 with U.S. President Barack Obama sending a video message to the “Golden Girls” actress saying she have to prove her age by providing a detailed birth certificate. The actress appeared on an NBC’s morning show, revealing that she was very lucky to have all the jobs she had during the years, while not planning to retire yet.

Betty White 90

The 90-year-old-star premiered her new show “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” which in fact is a hidden camera series. The actress joked in a recent interview that Americans cannot get rid of her, while enjoying a fruitful career not many other past or present Hollywood stars have had during the years. Betty White turns 90 following a continuous career as a daytime talk show host and a pioneer sitcom star. She had been nominated for an Emmy in 1950 for her character in “Life With Elizabeth” and only recently appeared in a Super Bowl ad, which once again boosted her popularity.

The NBC network invited her former co-star Mary Tyler Moore as well as Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler to appear in a prime-time special where Betty White turns 90 in front of cameras, while actor Zachary Levi got kissed by White in return to his apparently humorous marriage proposal.

New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast

New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ cast was revealed by NBC on Wednesday, with host Donald Trump introducing celebrities like Penn Jillette, Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, and Lisa Lampanelli, all of them comics, as participants in his reality TV show. The start of the show is set for Feb. 12, while ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ is to be aired between 9 pm and 11 pm on Sundays, NBC said.

Celebrity Apprentice Cast 2012

Singers Clay Aiken and Dee Snider are among the contenders, while actors include George Takei, the 74-year old “Star Trek” star, and Patricia Velasquez. The new ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ cast also include macho-type participants like former Hulk, Lou Ferrigno; the star of the “American Chopper” series, Paul Teutul Sr., and the race-car driver Michael Andretti.

Apart from Patricia Velasquez and Lisa Lampanelli, female contestants have been selected among various professions, including model Cheryl Tiegs, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza as well as reality performers Victoria Gotti and Teresa Giudice.

Singers Aubrey O’Day, Debbie Gibson, and Tia Carrere will also try to grab the prize and donate it to a charity of their choice, while media pundits are undecided on who of the new ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ cast has the greatest chance to win the upcoming season of the show, whose ratings are not among the highest in its niche.

What is Dash Diet?

Those who wonder what is dash diet should know that the Dash diet was selected the best diet in the United States for a second year in a row. Nutrition experts have evaluated 25 popular diets and ranked them in seven categories, including short-term weight loss, long-term weight loss, easy to follow, nutrition, safety, diabetes and heart health.

Dash Diet

Overall, experts agreed that the vegetarian Dash diet is based on principles that make a good diet. What is Dash diet? It suggests eating whole grains and nuts, while avoiding sugars, fats and red meat. This is a basic principle of a healthy diet but the Dash diet also pays attention to blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, focusing on ingredients like potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, evidently helps middle-aged women lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, a report by the Archives of Internal Medicine said.

Weight Watchers is another diet that was recognized by nutrition experts, who voted it best weight-loss diet, best commercial diet plan and easiest diet to follow. Other diet plans that are on the list of the best diets overall include the Ornish diet, the Mediterranean diet, the Mayo Clinic diet, and Jenny Craig.

Nutrition experts warn that people who are interested in dieting should familiarize with basics of what is Dash diet and how it could affect their health status before adopting any diet plan.

New Girl Scout Cookie

A new Girl Scout cookie is to hit stores in the coming weeks, marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scots movement, which had been founded by Juliette Gordon Low in in Savannah, Ga. The Savannah Smiles cookies have been created with a new lemony twist taste, while the name was clearly inspired by Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts announced.

Girl Scout Cookie

In 1917, the Girl Scouts introduced their first cookies as a way to support their troop activities, with  the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma selling the first baked cookies in its high school coffee shop in December 1917. Since then, the Girl Scouts have unveiled many branded cookies, including Thin Mint, Samoas or Caramel deLites, Do-si-dos or Peanut Butter Sandwich, Tapalongs or Peanut Butter Patties, Thank U Berry Much, Lemonades, Dulce de Leche, Thanks-A-Lot, Trefoils or Shortbread, and Shout Outs. The new Girl Scout cookie is set to complement the wide choice of cookies baked under arrangement with the followers of Juliette Gordon Low, whose Savannah home is now a tourist attraction.

Little Brownie Bakers, the company that is authorized to make Girl Scouts cookies, said in a statement that they are proud to introduce a special new Girl Scout cookie that will remind girls they can expect an unlimited future while delighting customers.

Nick Cannon Kidney Failure

Mariah Carey announced that her husband had been transferred to a L.A. hospital but Nick Cannon kidney failure is not considered life-threatening. The 42-year-old actress said he was transferred from a hospital in Aspen, Colorado, where the couple was on vacation. The 31-year-old host of “America’s Got Talent” used his Tweeter account to assure his fans that he is fine, saying, “Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me… I will be a’ight.”

Nick Cannon Kidney Failure

Nick Cannon kidney failure is actually “mild kidney failure,” according to the actress, who also went on to say that her husband is in stable condition. Former president of the National Kidney Foundation, Dr. Bryan Becker, told the press that such “mild kidney failure” can be caused by an illness or some sort of over-the-counter medicinal drug, including Advil or Motrin. It is not known what caused Nick Cannon kidney failure, though.

According to Becker, other possible causes include dehydration, pneumonia or stomach problems that lead to decreased fluid. The prognosis is usually good, he added.

Actually, the TV show host is demonstrating good spirits, his wife said, adding that Nick Cannon kidney failure can be considered very painful.