hey guys i found this today, it was really interesting that china excute officials for corruption, it seems a good message to send to the officials. they say it is not completely working in china, but i guess things could be worse, maybe in our countries if they used this law things may get better, hopefully
Posted by Sophia Cao :: 2007-07-06, 11:28 AM :: Law
From The New York Times:
For the second time in three months, a former high-ranking official at China’s top food and drug watchdog agency has been sentenced to death for corruption and approving bogus drugs, according to the state-run news media.
Cao Wenzhuang, who until 2005 was in charge of drug registration approvals at the State Food and Drug Administration, was accused of accepting over $300,000 in bribes from two pharmaceutical companies and helping undermine the public’s confidence in an agency that is supposed to be safeguarding the nation’s health.
The game for this weekend is called Open Arena which is a Open Source version of Quake III Arena released just a few weeks ago in a new version. The game does not try to rebuild every inch and corner of Quake III but is still a pretty solid remake of the original game with technical advancements such as higher texture resolution and polygons in the character models.
You can play single player against bots or multiplayer against human opponents. Various game modes such as Capture The Flag or Death Match can be selected. The game is fast, has some servers with good pings available and is in my opinion one of the better games that are available freely on the web.
It’s been just a few minutes since release groups ITWINS and RELOADED pre’d the PC version of Beyond The Sword the second expansion pack for Sid Meier’s Civilization IV. Both groups managed to release the game in quick succession of each other with RELOADED’s release being the one that most will want as of course it is cracked, no emulation of the copy protection needed. This expansion focuses on the later time periods after gunpowder is invented. Included are 12 different scenarios, ten new civilizations, 16 new leaders, five new wonders, new units and much more. Being an expansion the original Civ IV game is required to play. You can also play this with OR without Warlords.
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is the second expansion pack for Civilization IV – the 2005 PC Game of the Year and a major commercial success, selling over 1.5 million units worldwide since its October 2005 release. The expansion will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis Games, as well as members of the Civilization Fan Community. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword will also include ten new civilizations, 16 new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units that will offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization’s power as they strive for world domination.
Expanded Epic Game: Firaxis Games delivers a massive increase in new units, buildings, and technologies to the epic game with additional focus on the late-game time periods.
New Game Scenarios: The expansion will deliver 12 new scenarios, many containing themes never before included in the Civilization series, custom designed by the team at Firaxis and select members of the Civ Fan Community.
New Civilizations: The expansion pack includes ten new civilizations, such as Portugal, Babylon and Netherlands and their associated unique units and buildings.
More Civilization Leaders: Sixteen new leaders including leaders for the ten new civilizations, as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations.
Corporations: A new gameplay feature that allows players to create corporations and spread them throughout the world. Each corporation provides benefits in exchange for certain resources.
Espionage: Now available much earlier in the game, this expanded feature offers players many new ways to spy on opponents, stir citizen unrest and defend their government’s secrets.
Events: New random events such as natural disasters, pleas for help, or demands from their citizens will challenge players to overcome obstacles in order for their civilizations to prosper.
New Wonders: Five new wonders await discovery including the Statue of Zeus, Cristo Redentor, Shwedagon Paya, the Mausoleum of Maussollos, and the Moai Statues.
Expanded Space Victory: Winning the race to Alpha Centauri will now require more strategic planning and tactical decision making.
Apostolic Palace: The United Nations will become available earlier in the game, providing a way for players to win a diplomatic victory earlier. New resolutions will also be added which will expand the available diplomatic options.
Advanced Starts: A major fan request, this new feature will enable players to “buy” components of a custom-tailored empire and begin play in the later part of the game, allowing them to experience many of the new features of the expansion pack in a shorter amount of time.
Enhanced AI: The AI has received many enhancements, making it tougher to beat on the higher difficulty levels. The ways in which the AI will attempt to achieve victory have also been expanded.
Windows 2000 (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows XP (Home or Professional) (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Vista?
1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
64 MB Video Card w/Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)
i found this on couple of sites, they r pretty meaningful, have fun reading them
List of What Men Want Women to Know About Men.
We always hear “the rules” from the feminine side.
Now you get to hear the guys’ point of view.
These are our rules!
Please note…these are all numbered “1” ON PURPOSE.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
2. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again!
3. Sometimes, we are not thinking about you. Live with it.
4. Do not ask us what we are thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, and NASCAR.
5. Shopping is NOT a sport, and no, we are never going to think of it that way.
6. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.
7. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work. Strong hints do not work. Obvious hints do not work. Just say it!
8. We don’t remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.
9. Most guys own three pairs of shoes – tops. What makes you think we’d be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
10. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
11. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.
12. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
13. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
14. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
15. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.
16. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
17. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
18. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.