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Kermit the Frog interviews Don Music on the song "Mary Had a Bicycle." Which is a spoof of "Mary had a Little Lamb." As joined by Little Jerry and the Monotones as background singers.
Can you imagine this actually had the NEWS FLASH logo (Thundercloud and Lightning bolt)?
All right, you insomniacs, get ready to warble the classic theme song from ABC-TV's irreverent overnight broadcast, World News Now. Barry Mitchell and the Mitchellettes will show you how! First time through, follow along with the lyrics and lead vocal. The second time through, YOU sing lead with polka band and backup singers! From Barryfunny.com.
SM Ent. refutation, They made 11b KRW after debut
SM Entertainment, with which Dong Bang Shin Ki member Hero JaeJoong, Micky YooChun and Xiah JunSu has have a dispute with, came out to reveal their official stand.
SM Entertainment said on 3rd August, Dong Bang Shin Ki has earn 11billion KRW from after their debut till 2009 July (dividend payout 9.2 billion KRW + beforehand provision 1.77 billion KRW). Also they also received many high-end foreign products in the process even though SM Entertainment was suffering from a business deficit in the 4 years after the groups debut. And even though there is a distributive ratio, they would have raised it with proftis from their endorsement in CFs, doing events and also photoshoots.
And about how the 3 members have said that they were given unjust treatment, SM Entertainment said, About their health and schedule, we have discussed them before they were put through it.
And about the cosmetic enterprise, SM said, Looking at this case, this holds substantial reasons to it. It is evident since there is only 3 members involved in this case. They wanted to reduce the loss of image and harm to them as soon as possible with this plan as they will be used for the enterprise in terms of having their images used as part of marketing and also to participate in events for the enterprise.
Also, According to the Fair Trade commission, there is no provision saying that singers cannot be signed for beyond a period of 7 years, and there is no exceptional provision limiting the contract of singers promoting overseas. We did amendments to the exclusive rights clause for 5 times after the contract was contracted, 2 times were to address the compensation of loss, and after checking and confirmation by the Fair Trade Commission. The rest of the 3 times were to address the profits distribution ratio and for renewal in 2004 January, then in 2007 February and 2009 February.
SM We will solve this case with the 3 members regarding the application for retractile in the contract and the lawsuit confrontation as soon as possible.
Source: K Bites
BBNB PROUDLY SUPPORTS PATRICIA & HER SONG DUSTIN IN RAISING AWARENESS FOR THESE RARE CONDITIONS.
Patricia, who has been nearly bed-ridden for three years and cut off from the rest of the world by a series of major heath issues, is using MySpace to raise awareness about two rare diseases.
Patricia has two rare and often misdiagnosed diseases that don't allow her to work or drive.
But she has managed to find a way to reach people in the outside world; the homebound woman is using the Internet to reach out and raise awareness about her diseases.
Patricia has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a disease that breaks down collagen; she also suffers from Mast Cell Disease, which makes her have potentially fatal allergic reactions. As a result, Murray can't be around Latex, perfumes or even light.
Her doctor agrees such cases are extremely frustrating. Dr. Opal Alpan said, "Current medicine doesn't have either answers or medications" for her situation. In fact, he says, there is no cure for her.
But Patricia isn't giving up; she is fighting back with music. Murray invited artists to become friends on her MySpace page, where she posted information about her diseases. Murray says she has singers from Australia, Asia and Pakistan, and that they know about Mast Cell Disease and Ehlers Danlos because of her.
Patricia is so adamant about raising awareness for the diseases that she held a contest online and awarded the winner $20,000 of her own money.
Despite a life of chronic pain and endless medication, Patricia says she is happy about getting the word out with the help of singers in cyberspace.
Patricia's son Dustin also has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which is genetic. He is hoping to to stage a concert in the D.C.-area this fall with some of her contest winners.
Adapted from the TV interview.
This is the VOA Special English Education Report, from http://www.voaspecialenglish.com
The Obama administration is launching a national competition called Race to the Top. States will compete for more than four billion dollars in grants to support the best plans for improving schools.
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the details in July. The president said this competition will not be based on politics or ideology or the wishes of a particular interest group. Instead, it will be based on a simple principle: whether a state is ready to do what works.
President Obama wants the United States to regain the world's highest college graduation rates, especially in math and science. His target date is two thousand twenty. But he says the education system is "falling short" and "countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow."
The United States is one of thirty countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD has the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. Every three years PISA measures the performance of fifteen-year-olds.
In two thousand six, the United States had lower scores in mathematics than twenty-three of the other twenty-nine OECD countries. Sixteen countries did better in science.
The Race to the Top competition will look for states and local school systems with effective reforms in four areas. One area is meeting international standards for preparing students for college and jobs. Another is developing better ways to hire, keep and reward effective teachers and school leaders.
A third area is building information systems that not only measure student success, but also inform teachers how to improve.
President Obama supports linking teacher pay to student performance. Teachers unions have resisted that idea. States that want to take part in the Race to the Top cannot have rules that bar performance-based pay for teachers. That requirement could make it difficult for several states to receive money from the fund. Among them are California and New York. Finally, to win grants, states must show they are improving the lowest performing schools.
The Education Department will award the first grants early next year. States will get two chances to win. Also, the department plans to award almost six billion dollars through other federal programs in the coming months to support reform efforts.
And that's the VOA Special English Education Report.