Sunday, September 29, 2013

Flaunt these Bolly moves during Navratri

When actresses sway to the beats of peppy item numbers, and when heroes groove to songs, their steps soon make their way to being garba steps-of-the-season during Navratri. Year after year, youngsters have done the Macarena and the Dholi Taro. This year, it is time to incorporate the Fevicol and the Tattad Tattad. With the garba fever setting in, here's a dekko at some famous steps that can be incorporated into the unrestrained frenzy of garba.

Lungi Dance (Chennai Express)
This tribute to Rajinikanth has caught the fancy of youngsters in Gujarat too. Honey Singh's peppy number has a dynamic feel to it, and has the right kind of energy that makes it perfect for Navratri. Deepika's halloween costumes sexy indian sarees can be substituted with traditional ghagras by girls, and boys can trade SRK's casually draped lungi over trousers look for kediyus and dhotis.

Fevicol (Dabangg 2)
Probably one of the most famous item numbers of recent times, Kareena Kapoor Khan's latkas and jhatkas are also to be incorporated with the swirls and twirls of girls with voluminous ghaghras. Not to miss Kareena and Salman's famous Fevicol step!

Tattad Tattad (Ramleela)
The latest release of Ramleela has taken all playlists by the storm. With Ranveer Singh flaunting his chiselled body in an open kediyu, Tattad Tattad's energetic steps and upbeat mood has caught the attention of garba enthusiasts. This one seems to be on its way to becoming the new anthem for Navratri and Ranveer's trademark Tattad Tattad movements (vigorous, harmonic motions of brushing his hair with his hands), is sure to be a big hit!

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram (Krrish 3)
Hrithik's fluid moves and Priyanka's groovy steps to this already famous number made out of Gandhiji's favourite bhajan is yet another step that garba enthusiasts are looking forward to showing off during Navratri this year. With a fusion of western and Indian moves, this song is going to be one crowd-puller!

Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero)
Shahid's animated number where he wriggles and wiggles his body to Mika's voice, the lyrics and choreography all blend harmoniously in this floorburner. With garba workshops in full swing, youngsters are looking forward to turning heads with this funky step.

Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail)
Think of a bhajan made into a totally groovy number for Bollywood, and you think of Tumhi Ho Bandhu. Set against the backdrop of a beachside party with the ultra-glam Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty and Saif Ali Khan sizzling in their sexy beach basics, this song's an eternal favoruite at DJ parties. Now it's time to do some garba with these steps!

Bollywood steps that are Navratri perfect
Chor Bazaari (Love Aaj Kal)
Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli)
Dabangg Title track (Dabangg)
Chammak Challo (Ra.One)
Beedi Jalai Le (Omkara)
Dhinka Chika (Ready)
It's Magic (Koi Mil Gaya)

Source: Indiatimes

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fitzgerald Toussaint Cracks 100 Yards

With 120 yards Saturday night, Fitz Toussaint almost looked like his sophomore self, which ran for more than 1,000 yards in 2011. Add in a pair of touchdowns -a 35- and 12-yarder - and the senior had himself quite the time in East Hartford.

The bursts for six points were great signs for Toussaint, who hasn't been overly effective this season. He's struggled to gain a vertical approach to running the ball, still slowing himself down with needless lateral cuts.

If you're not going forward, you're going backward. That statement couldn't ring more true for running backs.

Sure, 24 carries for 120 looks pretty solid. It breaks down to five yards per touch, so what's there to complain about?

There's plenty, actually.

Prior to breaking his runs, Toussaint lugged his way to 37 yards on 10 carries. He certainly let loose during his next 14 totes, proving that he has durability and the will to win. Michigan needed Toussaint more than anyone Saturday night. He came through with difference-making scores, so he definitely deserves praise for carrying the Wolverines in the second half, offensively speaking of course.

Toussaint cracking 100 yards is a bit of a surprise. Given the running game's sloth-like presence during the previous three games, there was no reason to forecast Toussaint doing major damage to UConn. Maybe 70 yards and a touchdown, but 120 and two - well, that's going above and beyond.

Sadly, that "above and beyond" was once the norm for Toussaint. Without those two touchdowns, he would have had 22 carries for about 75 yards, give or take a few. He found two lanes at the right time and capitalized. That's what good runners do.

He's been criticized for two years and rightfully so. But this week, Toussaint deserves credit for vaulting a personal hurdle. That elusive 100-yard benchmark is important for confidence.

Source: Bleacherreport

Consistent with past years' findings, a report today from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the actuary found that U.S. health care spending growth over the next ten years will be modest in comparison to historical trends, with increased spending the result of an improving economy and more accessible and affordable health coverage. Low rates of health spending growth are anticipated to continue through 2013 in key areas such as hospital and drug spending. The study is currently available online and will be published in the October issue of the journal Health Affairs.

The National Health Expenditure projections report, issued annually, contains estimates of spending for health care in the U.S. over the next decade by type of service and source of funding.

As past years' reports have found, this year's report projected that health spending growth would rise in coming years from historically low levels due to more available and affordable care and an influx of baby boomers into the Medicare program with a greater need for health care as they age. The Actuary's office also projected that rates of health care spending over the next decade in several major categories would be below their peak rates in the previous decade, including hospital and prescription drug spending, out-of-pocket spending, and Medicare spending.

"We are on the right track to controlling health care costs, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act," said CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. "More Americans will have the ability to get the health care they need, and that is a good thing. We have identified several areas where our reforms to control costs are making progress and we must build on those efforts in the years ahead."

The report's findings include:
* Medicare spending growth has slowed. Medicare spending growth is estimated to have slowed to 4.6 percent in 2012, down from 6.2 percent in 2011 for a total of $579.9 billion. While increases in the number of Medicare enrollees, utilization and input prices will lead to an annual increase of 7.4 percent between 2015 and 2022 according to the report, it will be well below the previous decade's 9.3 percent rate of growth as the Affordable Care Act constrains fee-for-service and private plan payment growth.
* Out-of-pocket spending will be lower as people have more affordable coverage. By 2022, the share of total health spending attributable to out-of-pocket spending is projected to fall from 11.4 percent in 2012 to 9.1 percent, largely as a result of expanded insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Marketplaces.
* Low growth in hospital spending. For the third consecutive year, spending increases on hospital services are projected to be below five percent. For 2015 to 2022, growth in total hospital spending is projected to average 6.3 percent per year. Over this period, hospital spending is impacted by a number of factors, including increases in spending among the newly covered, improvements in the economy that are expected to lead to more use of services, aging of the US population, and Medicare hospital payment update reductions that have been cumulatively impacting spending since 2012.
* Prescription drug spending is lower. In 2012, prescription drug spending is estimated to have declined 0.8 percent, which is down from 2.9 percent growth in 2011, as several popular brand-name drugs lost patent protection. From 2015 to 2022, projected annual average growth in prescription drug spending will be 6.5 percent as increases in insurance coverage and disposable income enable more consumers to fill prescriptions. This rate is below the average annual growth of 8.6 percent between 2000 and 2009.
* Physician and clinical services spending has remained low compared to previous years. Spending on physician and clinical services is estimated to have grown 4.6 percent in 2012, compared to 4.3 percent in 2011. The Actuary's office projects that physician and clinical services spending will rise to 7.1 percent in 2014, when more Americans will have health insurance and utilize physician services. These projections do not take into account Medicare physician payment cuts under the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which-if not overridden by Congress-would restrain growth in spending for physicians' services to 4.7 percent.
* Medicaid spending per person will fall in 2014. According to the report, per enrollee Medicaid spending is expected to decline by 2.8 percent in 2014, due to the entry of non-disabled children and younger and nondisabled adults into the Medicaid program. The program will cover nearly 9 million newly insured Americans, leading to a rise in Medicaid spending of 12.2 percent in 2014.

To read "National Health Expenditure Projections, 2012-22" in Health Affairs, go to:

For more information, including historical data on national health expenditures, visit:

Source: Paramuspost

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It was quite a week for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who ended their 15-month engagement on Monday, Sept. 15. But that was just the beginning. Just one day after the couple announced their split, the Hunger Games hunk was spotted kissing Mexican actress-singer Eiza González.

But, that wasn't the only story that had people talking.

Take a look at our five biggest stories of the week!

Liam Hemsworth caught kissing Eiza González: The 23-year-old actor was seen locking lips with the 23-year-old beauty, and E! News has all the exclusive pics of the twosome's steamy makeout session. Liam stopped by Eiza's pad in Beverly Hills to give her a piece of luggage, where she flaunted her bangin' bod in a pair of booty shorts and a bright orange bra top, seemingly having just worked out when her sexy visitor arrived. He was only there for about five minutes, and the pair chatted briefly before they started smooching.

PHOTOS: Liam Hemsworth & Eiza González's Steamy Makeout Session

Kendall and Kris show off their bikini bodies: Look at these bikini babes!

Kendall Jenner might be the one we are used to seeing in a two piece, Kris Jenner, looks fabulous, too!

On Sunday, Sept. 15, the 17-year-old E! star instagrammed one of her modeling shots from Agua Bendita Colombian Swimwear's 2014 campaign. Not to be outdone, the 57-year-old hot mama (and grandma!) posted her own bikini snapshot, wearing a bright blue bikini, statement necklace and her hair slicked back.


Zac Efron focused on career after rehab stint: recently completed a stint in rehab about five months ago and is focused on his career, sources exclusively told E! News.

"He's healthy, happy and not drinking," one source said. "He's taking time to focus on working."

The 25-year-old actor recently walked the red carpet at the Toronto International Film for the premiere of Parkland, his upcoming new ensemble drama about the JFK assassination.

"I'm good, real good," he said.

NEWS: Rob Lowe Defends Pal Zac Efron's Decision to Go to Rehab

Jared Leto covers Rihanna's "Stay" and it's amazing: Wow, ! During an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman covered 's hit "Stay" and applied his own unique style to the hit ballad. It's unreal. And we can't stop listening.

Michigan University Removes Pendulum Statue After Naked Students Used It to Recreate Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" Video: Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., to boast a pendulum statue comprised of a 42-inch steel ball hanging on a 50-foot cable. That was before students used it to recreate Miley's infamous "Wrecking Ball" music video. Total Frat Move reports, "After several naked Vines imitating Miley Cyrus, Grand Valley State University has taken down the pendulum structure better known as the GV Wrecking Ball, a campus landmark that had been up for years."

Oh and the pictures and videos are hysterical.

PHOTOS: Check out our favorite Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball memes and GIFs!

Source: Eonline

COLUMBUS - Elyria High grad Chase Farris got the first start of his Ohio State career Saturday against Florida A&M, replacing the injured Michael Bennett on the defensive line.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound redshirt sophomore didn't have much time to prepare for his big moment.

"I didn't find out until the first play of the game," said Farris, a defensive lineman-turned offensive lineman-turned back into a defensive lineman. "They said, 'Get ready, you're going today.' ... You just know your number is being called and it's time to go.

"It's amazing, it's really amazing. It definitely was a surprise. I wasn't expecting it. I figured I'd get in sooner or later. But to start today was definitely amazing. My coaches trusted me to get into the game today."

Farris made some plays, too, recording a sack for an 8-yard loss and tipping a pass at the line of scrimmage in OSU's 76-0 win.

Bennett got a stinger in the Cal game last week and couldn't play.

Farris said he's much better suited to play the defensive line now than when he first got to Columbus out of Elyria High.

"Definitely, definitely," he said. "When I was first moved to the D-line I was 275 (pounds). ... They moved me to the O-line and now I'm back to the D-line at 310. It's definitely a big difference. It's more proportional for me to be 310 against somebody who is 310 instead of being 275."

Source: Northcoastnow

Proponents of the common Core national standards push, including the U.S. Department of Education, have long argued that Common Core is a state-led initiative.

Why, then, would Secretary of Education Arne Duncan-and special guest President Obama-meet with more than 40 CEOs to promote Common Core?

President Obama and the nation's top federal education official met with CEOs this past Wednesday at a gathering of the Business Roundtable in order to, as Education Week'sSean Cavanagh put it, give Common Core " a boost inside the Beltway." (Dane Linn, current vice president of education and workforce policy at the Business Roundtable, helped develop Common Core.)

President Obama promoted Common Core during his remarks to the CEOs, stating:

I want to thank the [Business Roundtable] because you've worked with us on issues like creating a common cause-a common core that ensures that every young person in America has the opportunity to get prepared for the kinds of jobs that are going to exist in the 21st century. (Emphasis added.)

The "you've worked with us before" line once again underscores the fact that the Administration has been very much involved in the Common Core effort. Federal entanglement aside, should business leaders heed President Obama's calls to support Common Core national standards and tests?

CEOs should not be seduced into believing that Common Core will improve K-12 education and equip the American workforce with the skills future employees need in order to be successful. On the most foundational level, business thrives on a free market economy- on competition, not monopoly. But the Common Core initiative monopolizes the educational marketplace. It is a top-down approach to education that separates those closest to the students-parents, teachers, and local leadership-from the educational decision-making process.

Successful entrepreneurs would balk at such an approach for their own companies. Top-performing industries push decision making downward and provide employees with incentives to improve. Successful entrepreneurs also understand that businesses need to be able to engage in continuous quality improvement in order to remain competitive. Such an external mechanism for continuous improvement is absent in the Common Core national standards push.

Common Core is the antithesis of the type of innovation that defines entrepreneurship: It is bureaucratic, top-heavy, and inflexible.

Despite claims that Common Core was led by "teachers, parents, school administrators," the Administration's presence at Wednesday's Business Roundtable meeting suggests otherwise. Indeed, according to a poll taken by PDK and Gallup earlier this month, 62 percent of Americans do not even know what the Common Core is.

Supporters of the Common Core would do better to learn from the CEOs about how to create excellence in a given field. Most recognize that choice and innovation-not centralization-is the key to improvement.

It's this very lack of choice and innovation that has weighed down American K-12 education for decades. The last thing it needs is more centralization through national standards and tests.


Source: Heritage