Wong Su Ann Elegantly Smart

Wong Su Ann Elegantly Smart:  Those of you who think of Miss Teen USA South Carolina’s famous gaffe when the image of a ‘beauty queen’ comes up, it’s time for a paradigm shift.

Smarties are in once more, ‘cos high IQ in a pretty girl just makes a great lass even better.

Gorgeous, witty and smart, 19-year-old NUS Law student Wong Su Ann epitomizes the phrase ‘life just ain’t fair’.

If you’re curious about this year’s NUS Law Queen, sit tight as we suss out her beauty regime behind that porcelain complexion.  Continue Reading…

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Obama Pledges Economic Equality In SOTU Speech

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Obama Pledges Economic Equality In SOTU Speech: US President Barack Obama has used his last State of the Union speech before the November election to paint himself as the champion of the middle class, by demanding higher taxes for millionaires and tight reins on Wall Street.

Taking advantage of the huge national platform of his annual speech to Congress, Mr Obama defiantly defended his record after three years in office and laid blame for many of the country’s woes at the feet of banks and an out-of-touch Congress.

He proposed sweeping changes in the tax code and new remedies for the US housing crisis as he made the case for reducing income inequality in America.

While the biggest proposals in Mr Obama’s election-year speech are considered unlikely to gain traction in a divided Congress, the White House believes the president can tap into voters’ resentment over the financial industry’s abuses and Washington’s dysfunction. Continue Reading…

The Economy And Politics To Dominate State Of The Union Address

The Economy And Politics To Dominate State Of The Union Address: President Barack Obama will make the domestic economy the centerpiece of his last State of the Union address before he seeks re-election in November.

The speech is expected to call for sweeping initiatives to bolster the U.S. manufacturing sector and the labor and housing markets, and seek broad reform of the tax code.

At the same time, Obama will undoubtedly be making a case that his shepherding of the economy for the past three years warrants another four-year term.

That case was made slightly easier for the president in recent months as the unemployment rate has unexpectedly dropped to its lowest level — 8.5% — since early in Obama’s term.

The economy — and the unemployment rate as its most widely watched gauge — is certain to be the central focus of the presidential campaign.

It’s unlikely any large initiatives will be approved by Congress in an election year, a point certainly not lost on the president. That should open the door for him to call for an array of big picture reforms without any realistic belief of their passage.

The speech will be delivered before a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. EST. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels will give the Republican response. (Watch it live on the FOX Business Network.)

Analysts believe Obama set the tone for tonight’s speech during an address in Kansas in December in which he described America being divided by economic inequalities.

Using populist themes that closely echoed the rallying cries of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, Obama has suggested the U.S. economic playing field has grown uneven. In effect, the president has complained that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. Continue Reading…

Fire Tears Through House Rented by Marist College Students In Upstate NY killing 3 People

Fire Tears Through House Rented by Marist College Students In Upstate NY killing 3 People: A fire tore through a private home being rented by Marist College students near campus early Saturday morning, killing three people, authorities said.

The victims were identified as two female Marist students in their early 20s and one male, who was not a student at the school. Their names have not been released. Four other people in the house escaped without serious injuries.

Marist College postponed two basketball games “out of respect for the students affected by this tragedy,” Deborah DiCaprio, Marist’s vice president and dean for student affairs, said in a statement Saturday.

The off-campus house on Fairview Avenue was being rented by six female Marist students, Town Police Chief Thomas Mauro said. Continue Reading…

Marisa Miller’s Supermodel Worthy Ab Workout

Marisa Miller’s Supermodel Worthy Ab Workout: Supermodel Marisa Miller is not your typical gym girl. She prefers skimming the waves on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). “It tones the big areas like your butt, abs, and back; as well as those tiny, supporting muscles that pull everything together,” says Marisa.

To be as “pulled together” as she is, we asked Marisa Miller and Brody Welte, creator of PaddleFit in Tampa, Florida, to come up with the moves in this total-body flat ab workout. Add them to your routine today—whether you live near the beach or not. After all, lean legs, firm abs, and sculpted shoulders are sexy everywhere.

The Plan
How it works Do 2 or 3 sets of each move three times a week. Rest for no more than 30 seconds between sets.

You’ll need
A set of 3- to 5-pound weights, a Bosu balance trainer, and a mat (optional).

State Dept. Blocks Keystone Pipeline Project

State Dept. Blocks Keystone Pipeline Project: Keystone XL pipeline project is controversial Obama administration on Wednesday is a major energy initiatives that badly needs an influx of American jobs, but one which would also have been riled environmentalists was scuttling.

News, which first reported by Fox News channel, a fierce response from Republicans and supporters of the project sparked.
The White House, which is a March deadline to decide on the final project, faced Republican then blamed for forced to hand.
“Rushed and arbitrary time limits prevented Republican Congress on the impact of a full evaluation by the pipeline, especially health and safety of the American people as well as our environmental stresses” President Barack Obama said in a statement.
Obama “is a decision pipeline properties, but a time limit on the nature of arbitrary that the project approval to facts is not stopped,” he said. Interestingly, crude prices early news that White House $ 104, or 12 cents per barrel to $ 100.59, 0.12%, underneath the day earlier in the day, to raise crude settled on the Keystone project will be dropped on the decline. Continue Reading…