Archive for July 17, 2006

Mark Philippoussis beat Justin Gimelstob 6-3, 7-5 in the Hall of Fame Championships final to win his first ATP tennis title in almost three years.Philippoussis, a 29-year-old Australian, didn’t drop serve in 54 games at the tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, to become the first wild card entrant to win the grass-court event.

Philippoussis, a former Wimbledon and U.S. Open finalist, ousted four seeded players on the way to picking up his 11th career title and first since winning the Heineken Open in Shanghai in September 2003.

“It’s tough to look back and compare,” Philippoussis told reporters. “A whole lot has happened between now and then, but I don’t see that much difference in my game.”

Gimelstob had never reached an ATP final in 153 attempts before upsetting top seed Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 in the semifinals.

In other ATP tournaments, seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 to win the Swiss Open in Gstaad. It was the 20-year-old Frenchman’s third career title.

No. 2 seed Tommy Robredo upset top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final in Bastad for his fourth career title.

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Dan Baynes in Sydney

Who knows how or if it will surface in the US (perhaps another GTO or the new Firebird, or Camaro chassis),or in the UK. Either way the Aussie beast was released today

See for pictures or for the story on this $1 billion machine

Gentleman (start your engines).

Ladies you say you like fast cars too! (I say how YOU doin’).

17 July 2006

More than 100 Jetstar passengers have spent the night on the Gold Coast after a mishap on the tarmac at Sydney Airport late yesterday.

Jetstar’s flight 552 from Sydney to Coolangatta was cancelled when the cabin door was ripped from the plane as it tried to depart the terminal.

The passengers on those flights were flown to Brisbane or the Gold Coast on other services, but the scheduled return trip to Sydney was cancelled.

Jetstar corporate relations manager Simon Westaway says the airline offered to meet the accommodation costs of passengers left stranded at Coolangatta.

He says the incident at Sydney Airport is being investigated.

“Unfortunately a small section of the airbridge connected with the aircraft door and caused some damage to the door,” he said.

“There was no impact on the passengers, on the plane in terms of any injury under any circumstances, however the aircraft was inoperable to fly.”

Story courtesy of ABC News Online

This isn’t my story but let’s get’em
Posing as a Portuguese production company a group of men steal 3 Beta Cam kits. Though the Con-men seemed very professional, they did do one thing very stupid, they took pictures with the cameras they stole. You can help find these men.

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& THREE 2006 Emmy Nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Nonfiction Special!

& Is to be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame!

The roast  will air on Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 p.m.
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The guy is into everthing, bless.

The team behind the Star Trek: New Voyages fan films announced they will be co-producing a feature-length miniseries starring close to a dozen actors from the official Star Trek series.

Entitled Star Trek: Of Gods And Men, the series started shooting on the 12th of July under the direction of Tim Russ (Tuvok). Russ will also be appearing in the film as a young Tuvok, joining a whole range of established Trek actors such as Nichell Nicholes (Uhura), Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov). The story of the film will be set during the Enterprise-B era, as also featured in Star Trek: Generations.

In addition to the above actors, the film will feature Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) and other stars from various Star Trek series, but did promise that in addition to the above actors, the miniseries will feature some “surprise guests.”

The executive producer of Of Gods And Men isSky Douglas Conway, who also produced the recent Trek-related projects Lady Magdalene’s and Roddenberry on Patrol. Conway wrote the script for the film together with DS9 alumni Jack Trevino . Finally, some of the behind-the-scenes crew will be made up of people who used to work on the Star Trek series, such as director of photography Doug Knapp.

For more information on Of Gods And Men, head over to the project’s official web site.

To download last weeks press release go here (its a PDF)

Iniital Story Courtesy of Christian Höhne Sparborth