It’s official. Greg Merson is the 2012 World Champion.
The 24-year-old professional poker player from Laurel, Maryland celebrated his ultimate moment of triumph at 6 am early on a Wednesday morning, following an all-night marathon playing session that nearly broke the all-time duration record.
Merson’s victory took place at the Penn and Teller Theatre, upon a stage accustomed to acts of magic. But Merson was the poker player with the proverbial magic wand, turning what had started out as a dream into a world championship victory. What began last summer at the Rio Las Vegas, with 6,598 entrants, ranking as the fifth-largest live poker tournament in history, concluded on Halloween morning, October 31st.
NRI supporters of Lok Satta extended their helping hand to a village in Krishna District, by setting up a Reverse Osmosis plant in the village. Matlam is a small village in Kruthivennu mandal of Krishna District, which has a population of around 6000, consisting of fishermen and daily labor. As the village is located near […]
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Matlam is a small village in Kruthivennu mandal of Krishna District, which has a population of around 6000, consisting of fishermen and daily labor. As the village is located near to the coast, ground water is salinated and non-drinkable. Despite of repetitive requests to the government to provide clean drinking water, the villagers have been forced to buy drinking water from nearby towns. Due to transportation costs, Matlam villagers were buying water at Rs 15 – 18 per 20 liters. This cost has become a burden to the most poor villagers. Each family has been spending Rs. 600-800 per month on water.
The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling […]
iOS main features : Maps Siri Facebook shared Photo Streams passbook facetime phone mail safari accessability Maps : Beautifully designed from the ground up (and the sky down), Maps changes the way you see the world. Map elements are vector based, so graphics and text are incredibly detailed — even when you zoom all the […]
In a dispute filed with the World Trade Organization the Obama administration is taking on China and that country’s trade practices regarding parts for the auto industry. On Monday, the U.S. filed a “request for consultations” which is the first step in the WTO dispute process. This starts a 60-day clock where officials from the […]
An escalating dispute between Japan and China over an island chain in the East China Sea is focusing attention on increasingly nationalistic moves by the rival Asian powers. Experts say the governments in Beijing and Tokyo are reacting to new domestic challenges as well as to long-running grievances of their nationalist movements. The latest escalation […]
The 48-minute address — nearly 3,200 words of prepared text and a thousand more of classic Clinton riffs — checked off nearly every item on the Obama campaign’s wish list:
The New York Soda ban was approved today by the city’s Board of Health. That means that it will soon be illegal for New Yorks to by venti Frappucinos, big gulp slurpees, or any sugar-sweetened drink in a cup larger than 16-ounces. The Huffington Post reports that nine members of the Board of Health voted […]