June 4, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
May 27 - 31, 2010

Last Update - June 4, 2010 at 11:40 PM EDT

This 'Reading And Viewing List' includes links (Reverse chronological order) to some of the places on the internet that I visited from May 25 through May 31, 2010.

If you're interested in hockey (Washington Capitals), racing (Formula One, World Rally Championship), or music, you may want to visit these too.

Some more 2010 F1 Turkish Grand Prix Preview and 2010 WRC Rally Portugal Preview articles are in this list.

May 31, 2010

The following articles were posted at WJZ.com:

Marylanders Head Home After Holiday Weekend

1 Dead, Toddler Injured After Motorcycle Crash

Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing

Memorial Day Ceremony Held At Md. Cemetery

Stocking Up Your Fridge Could Save Energy

Gelfman's 'Ride Across Md.' Prepares For 10 Years

Fans Enjoy NCAA Lacrosse Finals In Baltimore

O'Malley Honoring War Dead At Western Md. Cemetery

May 30, 2010

The following articles were posted at WJZ.com:

Searchers Look For Missing Aircraft In Harford Co.

Family Remembers Md. Teen Who Died Due To Bullying

Maryland Beats Northwestern 13-11 To Win Title

Favorite Ocean City Treat Turns 100

Former Baltimore Principal Denies Test Tampering

3 Found Dead At Md. Home; Generator Found Running

Former Gov. Ehrlich Pledges Sales Tax Cut

D.C.'s Union Station Reopens After Evacuation

Bear Killed After Being Hit By Car In Balt. Co.

Man Says He Was Shot While Riding On Md. Highway

May 29, 2010

'Doctor Who' Review: Episode 5.07, 'Amy's Choice'
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Episode Title: "Amy's Choice"

Written By: Simon Nye

Story: The Doctor, Rory and Amy find themselves bouncing back and forth between two different worlds, uncertain of which is reality and which is a dream, only knowing that they must discover the truth before disaster occurs in both worlds...

Experience Required
By Mike Vogel at Dump 'N Chase

As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In recent years, it has become common for NHL teams to pattern themselves after recent Cup-winning clubs in the hope of fashioning a team that can challenge for the chalice.

The 2006 Carolina Hurricanes showed that speed kills, and teams began seeking speedsters in the wake of that Triangle triumph. The 2007 Anaheim Ducks were a forceful, physical bunch, and teams around the NHL began to put more of a premium on size immediately after the Ducks drank from the Cup...

Mark Webber Q&A: Nobody’s unbeatable, but I’ll do my best
to stay ahead

Posted at Formula1.com

Fresh from two successive wins in Spain and Monaco, and after notching up his third consecutive pole position at Istanbul Park on Saturday, Red Bull’s Mark Webber is looking cool, calm and collected ahead of Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix. Webber, however, is determined not to underestimate the other drivers on the grid, especially team mate Sebastian Vettel and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who will start from P2...

New Danzig Single Streamed Online
By mdome at Classic Rock

The radio edit of the new Danzig single is being officially streamed.

It’s called On A Wicked Night, and comes from the album Deth Red Sabaoth, which is due out at the end of June.

Right if you wana hear this, just click.

Steven Tyler Autobiography Due In November
By mdome at Classic Rock

Steven Tyler is to have his eagerly anticipated autobiography published by Ecco in November.

To be titled Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, Ecco (an imprint of HarpeCollins) reportedly paid the Aerosmith frontman $2 million for the rights...

Final Practice - Vettel and Rosberg at the last minute
Posted at Formula1.com

Things really hotted up in Istanbul Park in Saturday morning practice, even though the track and ambient temperatures were cooler than yesterday.

A flurry of late activity saw many of the leading runners having serious problems with the notorious Turn Eight, with the spin of the day award going to Lewis Hamilton who did what Felipe Massa did yesterday only a lot faster. The outer kerb bit him between the second and third apexes, but the greater momentum of the McLaren carried it backwards into the gravel...

May 28, 2010

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Alex Ovechkin
Posted by J.P. at Japers' Rink

Key Stats: Ovechkin led the League in points- and goals-per-game and goals created (despite missing ten games; stat explained here), had the best plus-minus rating among NHL forwards and led the Caps to the best record in the NHL.

Interesting Stat: Ovechkin took 30.3% fewer shots in 2009-10 than he did in 2008-09, but only scored 10.7% fewer goals.

The Good: With his second-consecutive 50/50 campaign, Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the only players in NHL history to top 250 goals and 250 assists in their first five years in the League...

Hirvonen to use Serbia Rally as asphalt test
Posted at WRC.com

BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen will enter next month's Serbia Rally (18 - 20 June) in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car.

The Finns will use the two-day asphalt event, which takes place during the summer break in the FIA World Rally Championship, as a test session before the WRC season restarts in Bulgaria in July...

FIA Friday press conference - Turkey
Posted at Formula1.com

Team principals: Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Adam Parr (Williams), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso).

Q: A question to you all. It has been announced that we are going back to America. What sort of effect is that going to have plus the fact that we are going to another major economy in India next year? Do you see that having a reflection with the sponsorship that you are able to get? Is that going to have a major effect on the finances of Formula One?
Adam Parr: We are very, very excited about it. Two of our sponsors – one of them is based in Texas, AT&T, and Thomson Reuters have a couple of thousands employees there, so it is great for our partners in particular...

Friday analysis - McLaren lead, as Red Bull bide time?
Posted at Formula1.com

The teams spent opening day at Istanbul Park doing their usual evaluation of the prime and option Bridgestone tyres (the medium and soft compounds here in Turkey), and the cars’ behaviour on low and high fuel loads. Bridgestone will carefully analyse individual car/tyre performance during Friday evening, and make set-up recommendations for Saturday...

'Flash' Sprints Towards A Green Light, 'Wonder Woman'
& 'Aquaman' Movies Planned

By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Comic book fans, stretch those muscles and get ready for the race — "The Flash" is close to ready for his first big screen marathon.

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Barry Meyer told shareholders during a presentation that "The Flash," based on the DC Comics character dubbed as "the fastest man alive," is close to receiving a green light from the film studio...

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
Posted at Formula1.com

McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes GP were the leading teams at Istanbul Park on Friday, with Lewis Hamilton taking the top spot in the morning. After lunch, Hamilton’s team mate Jenson Button was the quickest runner. All the drivers and senior team personnel reflect on their early progress in Turkey...

Practice Two - Button on top in Turkey
Posted at Formula1.com

Jenson Button turned the tables on McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton on Friday afternoon when, despite a bobble in Turn Eight on his best lap, he set the fastest time with 1m 28.280s. This time, however, the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel separated the silver cars...

Accept: Then And Now
Xavier Russell article posted at Classic Rock

...Accept went on stage at 8:45pm and played for an intense and staggering two hours and 10 minutes. This was a new-look Accept. The aformentioned Tornillo now on vocals, Stefan Schwarzman (formerly with Helloween) on drums, and the rest of the band were as before at the Hammy Odeon in 1984. Opening up with Metal Heart, Tornillo easily filled the shoes of Udo Dirkschneider, in fact he reminded me of Brian ‘Beano’ Johnson with his gruff delivery. It really was a trip down memory lane as the devotedly partisan crowd lapped up all the old favourites such as Midnight Mover, Living For Tonight, Restless And Wild, Son Of A Bitch, Losers And Winners and London Leatherboys...

Dio Memorial Gigs To Be Staged In London and LA
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Classic Rock understands that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio.

Details are sketchy at present, but what is for sure is that the gigs are going to be dubbed Ronnie James Dio ‘Stand Up And Shout’ Memorial Concerts...

The 2009-2010 season, by the "tens"
-- Goaltenders: Semyon Varlamov

By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...Semyon Varlamov gives teasing glimpses of what he can be. In 51 NHL games (regular season and playoffs), he is 29-13-7, 2.51, .913, with four shutouts. Not bad for a goaltender who just turned 22. This year, Varlamov finished the regular season 15-4-6, 2.55, .909, and two shutouts, a performance that would appear to position him to permanently take over the number one goaltending job for the Capitals next season.

That’s the good news. But look at the ten-game splits a little more closely, and you can start to see the blemishes...

Practice One - McLaren lead early Istanbul running
Posted at Formula1.com

Lewis Hamilton drew first blood in the opening practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix on Friday, when he lapped a second faster than McLaren team mate Jenson Button. The 2008 champion circulated in 1m 29.672s to set the pace initially before Button responded with 1m 29.623s. The 2009 champion later trimmed that to 1m 29.615s, but Hamilton’s 1m 28.653s was the decider...

Pre-Turkey analysis - Ferrari's big weekend
By David Tremayne at Formula1.com

This is an important weekend for Ferrari, not just because of the tough fight for the world championship with Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes but because the Turkish race marks the Scuderia’s milestone 800th Grand Prix.

Ferrari are the only team to have competed in every season at the highest level of the sport and hold all the records: 15 drivers’ world championships; 16 constructors’, 211 victories; 223 second places; 198 thirds; 203 pole positions; and 220 fastest laps...

May 27, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne ‘Scream’ Album Making Of Video
Posted by jamesgill at Metal Hammer

Metal Hammer brings you an exclusive Making Of ‘Scream’ video from Ozzy Osbourne in the studio working on the new album.

Watch the Ozzy Osbourne ‘Scream’ making of video here.

Oh, and here’s a great little video of Ozzy Osbourne at Madame Tussaud’s scaring people!...

New Name Of Bonamassa, Hughes, Bonham,
Sherinian "Supergroup" Revealed

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

After much legal wrangling with a lesser known group of musicians over the name of the long awaited "Supergroup", it was revealed today that hard rocking blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, the Voice Of Rock", vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian(Dream Theater, KISS, Alice Cooper) - will be henceforth known as Black Country Communion...

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Michal Neuvirth
Posted by David M. Getz at Japers' Rink

Key Stat: Neuvirth's .914 NHL save percentage was higher than Jose Theodore's (.911) and Semyon Varlamov's (.909).

Interesting Stat: On January 12th and 13th Neuvirth was pulled in back-to-back starts, both times for allowing four goals on 15 shots.

The Good: Given the opportunity to play significantly more NHL minutes than did in 2008-09, Neuvirth proved himself up to the challenge, recording a .914 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average to go along with a 9-4-0 record, while arguably looking "quieter" and more in control than either Theodore or Varlamov...

Solberg to push for Portugal victory
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg insists he has no regrets about the crash that cost him a possible win on Rally New Zealand earlier this month and will once again go all-out to claim victory on Vodafone Rally de Portugal, which gets underway with a superspecial stage in Estadio Algarve this evening (Thursday).

Solberg crashed into an electricity pylon on the final stage in New Zealand while travelling in sixth gear. Miraculously his Citroen C4 suffered only superficial damage and has been repaired...

Hayley Atwell Confirms Tommy Lee Jones To Co-Star
In 'Captain America'

Posted at MTV's Splash Page

Earlier this year, Hayley Atwell joined the cast of director Joe Johnston's "The First Avenger: Captain America" as Peggy Carter, a resistance fighter and Cap's first love.

While the majority of the film's cast has already been locked down, Atwell inadvertently confirmed that veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones will also play a part within the movie during a recent event...

FIA Thursday press conference - Turkey
Posted at Formula1.com

Drivers: Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Karun Chandhok (HRT), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes GP), Jarno Trulli (Lotus) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Q: A question to you all about your Monaco experiences. Varying experiences for different people. Jarno, would you like to start?
Jarno Trulli: My Monaco experience has not been very successful this year, probably the worst ever. I had a very bad weekend and I couldn’t turn it around at all. Then in the race also I was very unlucky as I had a bad pit stop where the team was unlucky because one gun didn’t work, so I found myself last after the pit stop...

Ferrari to celebrate their 800th Grand Prix in Turkey
Posted at Formula1.com

This weekend’s Turkish race will be a very special one for Ferrari, as it will be the Italian team’s 800th Grand Prix. And to celebrate reaching such a momentous milestone, a special commemorative logo will be placed on the engine covers of both F10s for the duration of the Istanbul Park event...

Jagger: Stones Will Tour
By mdome at Classic Rock

Mick Jagger expects the Rolling Stones to tour again.

In a radio documentary to be aired this weekend, the iconic singer says...

Former Rainbow Bassists Remember Ronnie James Dio
By mdome at Classic Rock

The new instalment of the Shockwaves Skull Sessions podcast pays tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio.

Hosted by Bob Nalbandian, it features former Rainbow bassists Craig Gruber (who was also in Elf) and Bob Daisley remembering Dio and also telling stories relating to the great singer.

You can find this podcast here.

The Faces To Tour – Without Rod Stewart
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Faces are planning to tour – but without Rod Stewart...

...There will be three original members of the band – guitarist Ronnie Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and keyboard player Ian McLagan. Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is also in the line-up. As for the singer, it’s... Mick Hucknall of Simply Red...

Turkey Preview - who can beat the bull?
Posted at Formula1.com

The undulating 5.338-kilometre Istanbul Park circuit is unusual in that it is one of only four on the calendar that runs anti-clockwise, the other three being Singapore, Brazil’s Interlagos and Abu Dhabi. Its unique selling point is the formidable Turn Eight, the everlasting left-hander which has three apexes and is taken around 250 km/h at arguably the highest G-forces the drivers experience during the season. Elsewhere, speeds reach 320 km/h and track temperatures of up to 55 degrees Celsius are to be expected. It’s a tough place...

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