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HTC One S

The HTC One S is now listed on The Mobile Store for Rs 33,000 and is releasing on June 8. Previously, when HTC unveiled its One series to the Indian media, it did not showcase the One S, inspite of it releasing the One X and One V. That said, the company had told us that the device should be expected sometime in June and here it is. The listing was spotted by the folks at InstallorNot.

The One S will become the first device in India to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core chipset, which is built on the ARM Cortex A15 platform on a 28nm process. Other features of the One S include, a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, a 8-megapixel camera with a BSI sensor and Image Sense technology, Beats Audio, 16GB memory, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0, 1,650 mAh battery and a unique anodized aluminum design.

Top 20 Best Career Choices for 2010 – 2020

US News and Word Reports selected 50 careers that they predict to be in the highest demand for 2010 within five Industries listed by suggested importance:

1. Science and Technology,
2. Healthcare,
3. Education/Civic,
4. Business/Finance
5. Creative and Service.

Alternatively, I would have separated Education from Civic and Creative from Service careers and lists a Top 7 Industriesand listed them as Science and Technology, Healthcare, Service, Civic, Business/Finance, and Creative, in order of probable highest numbers of new jobs created for 2010 when I look at trends from mid-2008 – end 2009.

These US News employment trend projections are in large part based on the US Federal Government’s predictions of growth and numbers of new jobs expected for the period 2008 – 2018, released in early 2010. Note that in 2010, we are already in the third year of the decade of these forecasts.

A few US States released their own 2008 — 2018 projections earlier, in the latter half of 2009.

The following Top 20 Careers in the list below take into account the Top 10 Rankings within each of the five Industries analyzed by US News. It also considers the importance of the jobs highlighted in their slide show of a Top 10 Overall slide show on the website and featured as a link from the SimplyHired.com Blog.

Top 20 Hot Jobs for 2010

1. Computer Software Engineer
2. Systems Analyst
3. Network Administrator
4. Biomedical Engineer
5. X-Ray Technician
6. Veterinarian
7. Lab Tech
8. Physical Therapist (Number one highest demand job in 2009) – Highest demand job in January 2010, considering all Internet vacancy postings.
9. Firefighter – I would add Special Education Teacher as a tie here.
10. Mediator
11. Clergy
12. Urban planner
13. Financial Adviser/Advisor
14. Actuary
15. Training Specialist (in business/finance)
16. Financial Analyst
17. Commerical Pilot – I would substitute Multimedia Artist here, especially because it was featured in the Slide show. Further, US society is increasingly visual and the increasing number of cable TV and broadcast commercials are multimedia; museums exhibits are becoming multimedia, classrooms are becoming multimedia, etc. In addition, if pilots like 2009′s hero, Sully Sullenburger, have revealed recent cuts in payroll and benefits for commercial pilots such as himself, then this employment position is probably not as fruitful going forward as projected. However, the rationale is that crop dusters and pilots willing to fly into difficult areas of the world will become more in high demand. Further, the rise of Privatized Space Flight may impact this job title, requiring more pilots and more training.
18. Technical Writer
19. Funeral Director
20. Security System Installer

Note: within just a few days of publication, workers in a number of job titles commented on the US News and World Reports website with complaints that their particular job titles were not considered to likely grow from 2008 – 2018 qnd to be in the Top 50 Careers. These included Veterinary Technicians, Medical Technologists, Medical Assistants and several others. Some readers criticized Nurses for making more money with less education. To enter the Healthcare Fray for 2010, see: Comments, America’s Best Careers 2010: Healthcare

10 Best Songs of 2010

With 2010 coming to a close, we’ve finalized our list of the 10 best songs of year. Many of the singles feature guest artists, an “et-al” phenomenon that includes Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Hayley Williams and others leading the pack. But let’s not exclude Lady Antebellum, whose success from their earlier album release has carried them over into the new decade. Here are AOL Radio’s Top Pop Songs of 2010 pulled from listener ratings on our Fresh 40 station.

10
‘Rude Boy’
‘Rude Boy’ is the third single (second international single) from her fourth studio effort ‘Rated R.’ Driven by steel drums, the ska and dancehall track’s title references Jamaican slang — specifically males who are continually in trouble. After all, who doesn’t love a bad boy?
Rihanna Rude Boy
09
‘Bad Romance’
Beyond its 315 million (yes, million) views on YouTube and worldwide multi-platinum status, ‘Bad Romance’ reached obsessive-worthy standing with its grand intro and addictive rah-rah-ah-ah-ahs. The single was written by Gaga and RedOne, reaching No. 1 in seven countries, and has become one of the most definitive tracks on the pop star’s EP ‘The Fame Monster.’
Lady Gaga Bad Romance
08
‘OMG’
Borrowing a commonly-used text acronym to describe Usher’s feelings for a girl, this best song of 2010 features stadium cheering in the chorus and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, singing auto-tune vocals backed by his own hip-hop beats.
Usher OMG
07
‘Break Your Heart’
This R&B song — with auto-tune vocals and a synth back-beat — is the first single from Taio Cruz’s September-released album ‘Rokstarr.’ Originally penned for UK singer Cheryl Cole, this No. 1 UK hit has been remixed in 2010 for the US version that features rap sequences by Ludacris.
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart Featuring Ludacris
06
‘Just the Way You Are’
Bruno Mars topped the charts with his gushing debut single, which tells every girl exactly what they want to hear: “‘Cause girl, you’re amazing just the way you are.” (Guys, take note.) Since its release on July 20, the song has reached the No. 1 spot in eight countries, and was covered on the hit Fox series ‘Glee.’
Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are
05
‘Need You Now (2010 Mix)’
This top song is about the longing of late-night companionship. A beautiful ballad for a booty-call, the song reached No. 1 on the Hot Country charts in November, eventually transitioning over to pop radio. The 2010 pop mix version has electric guitar replacing the country guitar twang in the chorus and the bridge. Subtle, but it does the trick.
Lady Antebellum Need You Now
04
‘Airplanes’
Atlanta’s newest MC and producer recruits Paramore‘s tangerine bombshell Hayley Williams for this hip-hop track, featuring piano melodies and prominent clapping backbeats as he says, “I could use a dream or a genie or a wish / To go back to a place much simpler than this.” The 2010 song is off B.o.B’s debut album ‘B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,’ which topped the Billboard 200 in its first week.
Bob Airplanes Hayley Williams
03
‘Nothin’ on You’
‘Nothin’ on You’ is the very first single by B.o.B. Featuring Bruno Mars (who sings the catchy chorus about all the beautiful women uncomparable to “the one”), this best song of 2010 is also included on B.o.B.’s debut studio album, ‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray.’
B.o.B Nothin' on You
02
‘Love the Way You Lie’
The blockbuster album ‘Recovery’ has been breaking records on the Billboard charts, as well as its second single, ‘Love the Way You Lie.’ The mid-tempo rap track, with melodic piano chords and a soaring chorus, has R&B diva Rihanna joining Eminem to tell the story of an abusive couple who can’t stay apart, despite bringing out the worst in each other. “It’s something that, you know, [Eminem and I have] both experienced … On different sides, different ends of the table,” Rihanna, recently told Access Hollywood.
Eminem Love the Way You Lie Feat Rihanna
01
‘California Gurls’
Featuring hip-hop star Snoop Dogg,
the song includes Prince-sounding ’80s guitar beats and summer-ready lyrics: “California girls / We’re unforgettable / Daisy dukes, bikinis on top / Sun kissed skin, so hot, will melt your popsicle.” Is it the California version of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’? We’ll let the fans determine that.

Ian Botham and Shane Warne watch the TV screen as rain delays play, England v Australia, Edgbaston, 3rd Test, 1st day, July 30, 2009
Ian Botham and Shane Warne: The greatest allrounder and the greatest bowler in the Ashes © AFP

Ricky Ponting has not had a whole lot to smile about in recent weeks, with his captaincy under scrutiny and his team under the cosh following England’s innings victory in the second Test at Adelaide. However, he has received a timely vote of confidence from the cricket-watching public, after being named as the only active player in ESPNcricinfo’s Readers’ Ashes XI.

The poll, which was run in conjunction with ESPN Classic and conducted over the course of the first two Tests, reveals a formidable team containing eight Australians and only three Englishmen, a state of affairs that reflects the traditional balance of power in the Ashes, as opposed to the improbable dominance that the Poms are exerting in the current series.

Ponting has played a part in each of the last eight Ashes series, starting with a century at Headingley in his first appearance against England in 1997. To date he has made 2433 runs in 33 Tests against England, at an average of 46.78, and while he is in danger of becoming the first Australian in 120 years to captain his team in three losing Ashes campaigns, he is also sure to be remembered as the man who led Australia to a crushing 5-0 whitewash in the 2006-07 series.

After all, Ponting is one of five players named in the readers’ XI who took part in that campaign, the others being Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and of course Shane Warne, who pooled more votes than even Don Bradman, and who, even at the age of 41, would be a shoo-in to the current Australian team, judging by the recent media clamour for his recall.

Bradman, inevitably, has been chosen to bat at No. 3, having amassed an Ashes record 5028 runs at 89.78 in his 37 Tests between 1928 and 1948. His tally of 19 Ashes hundreds is seven more than the next most prolific man on the list, Jack Hobbs, who edged out Len Hutton as Hayden’s opening partner in the combined XI. The last out-and-out batsman in the team is Steve Waugh, whose flinty-eyed approach epitomised Australia’s era of dominance in the 1990s and early 2000s, and who nudged Allan Border and Wally Hammond out of the reckoning.

There was never any doubt which of the many Ashes allrounders would find his way into this team, however. Despite strong challenges from Keith Miller and Andrew Flintoff, there was no way to ignore Ian Botham’s reputation as Australia’s public enemy No. 1. Four of his 14 Test hundreds came against the Aussies, as well as 148 of his 383 wickets, an Ashes tally that is exceeded by just three players, none of them English.

Warne, inevitably, is one of those players with 195 Pommie scalps. The other two are Dennis Lillee (167) and Glenn McGrath (157), and sure enough, both men make the final XI. The other quick bowler, and a man who would accept the role of first-change over his dead body, is none other than fiery Fred Trueman, the third and final English representative.

Though Trueman claimed only 79 Ashes wickets in 19 appearances, and missed out on England’s triumphant tour of Australia in 1954-55, his self-proclaimed reputation as the “finest fast bowler that ever drew breath” clearly resonated with the voting public, who edged him into the team ahead of Sydney Barnes, Harold Larwood and Bob Willis, to name but a few.

The XI
1 Jack Hobbs, 2 Matthew Hayden, 3 Don Bradman, 4 Ricky Ponting, 5 Steve Waugh, 6 Ian Botham, 7 Adam Gilchrist (wk), 8 Shane Warne, 9 Glenn McGrath, 10 Dennis Lillee, 11 Fred Trueman.

Nominees

Openers Arthur Morris, Bill Woodfull, Mark Taylor, Bill Ponsford, Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, Bill Lawry, Bob Simpson, Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Herbert Sutcliffe, Geoffrey Boycott, Mike Brearley, Graham Gooch, Mike Atherton, Michael Vaughan.

Middle order Don Bradman, Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Greg Chappell, Ricky Ponting, Stan McCabe, David Boon, Charles Macartney, Neil Harvey, Mark Waugh, Wally Hammond, Frank Wooley, Colin Cowdrey, Ted Dexter, Kevin Pietersen, Ken Barrington, Stanley Jackson, Peter May, David Gower, Denis Compton.

Allrounders Warwick Armstrong, Monty Noble, Jack Gregory, Keith Miller, Richie Benaud, Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff.

Wicketkeepers Rod Marsh, Jack Blackham, Don Tallon, Adam Gilchrist, Bert Oldfield, Ian Healy, Alan Knott, Bob Taylor, Alec Stewart, Jack Russell, Les Ames.

Bowlers Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee, Ian Botham, Fred Trueman, Jim Laker, Sydney Barnes, Harold Larwood, Brett Lee, Bob Willis, Darren Gough, Derek Underwood, Bill O’Reilly, Ray Lindwall, Alec Bedser, Jason Gillespie, Frank Tyson, John Snow, Frederick Spofforth, Alan Davidson, Craig McDermott, Hugh Trumble, Clarrie Grimmett, Bert Ironmonger, Wilfred Rhodes, Hedley Verity, Charlie Turner, Garth McKenzie, Ted McDonald, Brian Statham.

Romantic and clichéd movies like “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Notebook” will continue to be watched till the end of time. This is a list of the top 10 most unconventional romantic movies. These movies, while unconventional, are definitely as good.

1. Girl Next Door

A very powerful quote in this movie explains how you should go after the one you love and even if the things you do aren’t completely clean- it will all be worth it in the end. The movie is definitely a love story, albeit a strange one. The fairytale-like elements are taken to another level and made outrageous.

2. Serendipity

Even though this movie can be hopelessly romantic and is definitely sappy- the message that they are trying to portray is slightly different. Serendipity is based on two lovers who believe in chances, destiny, fate and of course, love. The viewer is made to understand that even a seemingly minute happening can trigger off a series of events that can change your life forever.

3. Loving Annabelle

This movie focuses on Annabelle, a rebellious teenager who is new to an elite Catholic all-girls boarding school. She falls in love with Simone Bradley, her English teacher. Single-minded till the point of recklessness, Annabelle manages to woo the young teacher who, unfortunately, cannot escape the law in the end.

4. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset

Both these movies are equally brilliant and if you do decide to watch one of these, it is essential that you watch the other as well. Even though the movie was not too successful because it was felt that it did not have a definite plot, it has been said that the movie will pull you into the screen and make you feel as though you are a part of the discussions that take place between the witty characters.

5. City of Angels

City of Angels talks about Seth and Maggie’s love story. Seth is an angel who decides to become a human being just so that he can breathe the air she breathes and touch her. A definite tear-jerker and a must-watch.

6. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

This brilliant film basically talks about losing and regaining love- but in very unexpected and eccentric ways. The basic message of the movie is that one can always find lost love by remembering the great times when things get messy.

7. Walle-E

Walle-E is based on two robots’ love story. It is unconventional because their love is made clear to the audience with the help of only images- no words are used.

8. Garden State

Garden State is a powerful and well-made movie set in the modern day. It will tell you that love can and will find you when you least expect it. Laced with comedy, romance and drama, this unconventional romantic movie will definitely touch your heart.

9. Leon- The Professional

Leon talks about the love between two individuals who could not be more different if they tried. A 12-year old girl helps a cold-hearted assassin live again and gets loved in return-something that she always craved for.

10. Lost and Delirious

Lost and Delirious is a heart-breaking tale of two lovers, Paulie and Tory. The two girls are room-mates at a boarding school and manage to keep their love a secret until some juniors find out. Tory then decides to ignore Paulie as she is afraid that her parents will not approve. The last scene of the movie will stay with you long after the credits stop rolling.

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