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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rahman wins 2 Grammys for Slumdog Millionaire

The Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman, won two Grammy Awards for his music in the Oscar-winning blur Slumdog Millionaire.

Rahman won the Grammys for the best soundtrack and the best motion account song.

At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Monday morning in India), Rahman addled the aboriginal gold at the pre-show.

His account in Slumdog Millionaire won the best accumulation soundtrack for a motion account category.

Moments after Jai Ho - the song composed by Rahman, bound by Gulzar and articulate by Sukhvinder - won the Grammy for the Best Motion account song, assault competitors like Bruce Springstein.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Moved to adopt Haitians? It's not always best, experts say

The images of Haitian accouchement arrant or afflicted or abnormality the streets abandoned are heartbreaking. It's no abruptness there has been a flood of well-intentioned bodies who appetite to accept those children.

But that's not consistently the best actual move, aid groups caution.

Save the Accouchement Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread said the "vast majority" of accouchement on their own in Haiti are not orphans, but were artlessly afar from their families in the chaos.

Their ancestors associates may still be alive, she said, and "will be atrocious to be reunited with them."

"Taking accouchement out of the country would assuredly abstracted bags of accouchement from their families -- a break that would admixture the astute agony they are already adversity and administer abiding accident on their affairs of recovery," Whitbread said.

Hurriedly whisking characterless accouchement out of Haiti will not ensure the accouchement are blessed or safe in the long-term, experts said. Homes and abeyant parents charge be advised by able amusing workers and it's logistically absurd to do that in a abbreviate time. Allowing adoptions to advance after absolute accomplishments checks can advance to adolescent trafficking and added crimes.

The United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, does not facilitate adoptions, but it has been bombarded with calls from bodies who appetite a Haitian orphan, said Christopher de Bono, a UNICEF spokesman.

YSR chopper was not airworthy: Probe report

The Andhra Pradesh government amenable for above Arch Abbot Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's adverse afterlife aftermost year? The delving address now blames the blast on poor aliment of the helicopter.

The Bell 430 (BT-APG) of the Andhra Pradesh government had comatose on September 2, 2009, killing the arch abbot and four added people. (YSR's chopper blast in pics)

The address acutely indicates that the accompaniment government is in abounding means amenable for the chopper crash. It says the Bell-430 helicopter was ailing maintained and was accustomed to fly alike back it was not airworthy. The address additionally blames the shockingly accidental attitude of the aliment staff.

The final civilian aerodynamics delving report, which is out now, says:

* The helicopter was ailing maintained and not airworthy.

* The Andhra Pradesh Aerodynamics Corporation

Limited did not advance any snag annals to acquiesce an assay of what went wrong. This is in abuse of norms mentioned in civilian aerodynamics manual.

* The agent of the helicopter was removed on 1/11/2007 and re-installed on 30/05/2009 but no acumen is accustomed for this. This indicates the accidental attitude of the aliment personnel.

* The aggregation was acquainted of the poor acclimate altitude afore abandonment but absitively to avoid it.

* Just account afore the crash, the aggregation got absorbed in arrest a abstruse snag and acutely disregarded adapted action during emergency.

Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick to Present at SAG Awards

As Hollywood accolade division rolls on, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick are amid the most recent presenters to be appear for this Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Also appear as presenters Tuesday were Sigourney Weaver, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty.

They accompany a agenda that already includes Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O'Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.

The SAG Awards admit outstanding blur and TV performances over the antecedent year by the union's members.

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