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Mariah Carey – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-lyrics

Mariah Carey singing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

lyrics:

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He’s making a list
He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

The kids in girl and boyland
Will have a jubilee
They’re gonna build a toyland
All around the Christmas tree

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus (is comin’ to town)
Santa Claus (is comin’ to town)
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
To town

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Scores killed in Mumbai rampage – Malaysiakini

(CNN) — Gunmen rampaged through a series of targets in the Indian city of Mumbai killing indiscriminately and taking hostages at two luxury hotels.

A wounded man is carried from the attacked rail station.

A wounded man is carried from the attacked rail station.

Mumbai police spokesman Satish Katsa said gunmen have taken over the Taj Mahal Hotel and Hotel Oberoi, and were holding hostages on multiple floors.

Flames and smoke poured from the Taj early Thursday, and several explosions were heard at the building.

At the Oberoi the military reportedly entered the building and a large explosion was heard shortly afterwards.

Another hostage situation was unfolding at Cama Hospital, CNN’s sister network in India, CNN-IBN reported.

Earlier, A.N. Roy, the police chief of Maharashtra state, said there were ongoing battles at the two five-star hotels. iReport.com: Are you there?

One witness told local reporters that gunmen tried to find people with U.S. or British passports and took about 15 of them hostage.

Andrew Stevens, a CNN anchor who was staying at the Taj with a CNN crew, estimated about half the hotel’s guests were Westerners. Video Watch flames pour from the Taj Mahal Hotel »

British businessman Alan Jones told CNN.com how he was about to get out of an elevator in the Oberoi when another guest was shot.

“A bullet hit one of the Japanese men in the back of the leg. Flesh and blood splattered everywhere.” Read Alan Jones’ story

IBN, quoting police sources, reported hostages were taken at the both hotels.

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons and grenades hit nine sites including the hotels, a cafe, a hospital and a train station in coordinated attacks, police say.

A police spokesman said 87 people had been killed and 185 wounded. Among the dead were nine suspected terrorists, police said.

Among the dead is the head of the Maharashtra state’s anti-terror squad, who apparently died in the violent aftermath of the attacks rather than being a target for the killers.

Two suspected militants were gunned down and nine suspects had been arrested, Gagrani said. Three people were detained for questioning from one of the hotels, he added. Video Watch the chaos as gunmen hit numerous targets »

Sajjad Karim, associated with a group of European lawmakers attending an upcoming EU-India summit, told The Associated Press that he was in the main lobby of the Taj Mahal Hotel when “there was all of a sudden a lot of firing outside.”

As he tried to get away, he told the AP: “Another gunmen appeared in front of us, carrying machine gun-type weapons. And he just started firing at us. … I just turned and ran in the opposite direction.”

Video showed scenes of chaos, with people crowding Mumbai’s streets, some helping others who appeared to be wounded. Video Watch scenes of destruction »

The attacks began about 2230 local time (1700 GMT) and more than two hours later witnesses were reporting new explosions and gunfire.

A group called Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility, IBN reported, but analysts told CNN that may be a front name to throw investigators off who was really behind the attacks.

The targets include businesses frequented by international visitors in the city which is India’s financial center.

A local journalist told CNN he had seen evidence of an attack at the city’s domestic airport, which is on the outskirts of the Mumbai.

IBN reported explosions at a gas station and inside a taxi on a dockside road.

Attacks were carried out at the Taj and Oberoi hotels, the popular Café Leopold, and Cama Hospital, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

Sourav Mishra, a Reuters.com reporter, was with friends at the Cafe Leopold when gunmen opened fire.

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“I heard some gunshots … Something hit me. I ran away and fell on the road. Then somebody picked me up. I have injuries below my shoulder,” Mishra said from a hospital bed he was sharing with three other people.

India has suffered a number of attacks in recent years, including a string of bombs that ripped through packed Mumbai commuter trains and platforms during rush hour in July 2006. About 209 people were killed in that attack.

Last July, a series of synchronized bomb blasts in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad left 49 dead and more than 100 wounded, police said.

But Paresh Parihar, a businessman in Mumbai, described Wednesday’s attacks as unlike anything he had seen.

“They really don’t fear for their lives or any other activity that could put them in danger,” he told CNN. “This is really a very unusual situation.”

U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said: “We are monitoring the situation very closely and stand ready to support the Indian authorities as they deal with this horrific series of attacks.”

The U.S. has opened a telephone hotline for citizens concerned about family or friends who may be visiting or living Mumbai.

Is it the end of Romance?

I LOVE YOU!

They’re all saying it these days — in schools and colleges, in parks and restaurants, at workplaces and in bedrooms, over the phone and through the e-mail. They first say it as a declaration, then as an assurance.

Even people who normally don’t converse in English, when it comes to expressing this primary emotion, prefer ‘I love you’ to its vernacular equivalent. Just as the way it happens in the movies: the hero or the heroine will flirt in the regional language, but the flirtation usually culminates with the mouthing of the inevitable ‘I love you.’

But when people say ‘I love you’ to each other, what exactly do they mean?

That they want to get married?
That they find each other irresistible?
Or is it an expression of affection or admiration?
Or an unstated agreement to have sex?

No one knows!!

The answer is bound to be as complicated as the definition of love.

But one thing is certain.

Ten years ago, when you said ‘I love you’, no matter what you meant by that, it was taken not only as a declaration of love but also of commitment. It was sacred as a vow. And you usually said it only once in your lifetime — to the person who eventually became your spouse. And the pleasure of saying it was similar to using a smuggled French perfume.

Today, you can get the same perfume in the neighborhood departmental store. Similarly, ‘I love you’ is now a free commodity.

Today, ‘I love you’ no longer means you are the only one I love. It is only an expression of feeling,” says psychiatrist. “People are in a great hurry to fall in love. Having an affair has become a status symbol, especially on campuses.”

So today, people are falling in love more often than ever before. And not just with one person. Today you might be in love with someone, but you are free to walk out if the relationship is stifling and fall in love with someone else. Unlike the days of the past
when only death could do you apart.

Does that mean the present generation is less sincere when it says ‘I love you’? I doesn’t think so. They no longer say it to express a commitment. I believe they mean it when they say it. Perhaps, with culture and tradition, relationships have become flexible too. Rarely do we see a love affair culminating in marriage. Often we find that the victim of an unsuccessful affair soon gets into another one!

This casual attitude of today’s youth can be viewed as a dangerous trend. “When one runs from one relationship to another, it becomes a character trait, only to be continued in future.”

So where does this leave love?

As I heard someone say,”The word love means nothing to me at the moment, but I know when I meet my knight in shining armor, then it will have a lot of significance. At this point in time, if someone said it to me, I would not believe him.”

Why not?
The answer is simple — ‘I love you’ is no longer the smuggled French perfume.
Say it to any woman today and she’s unlikely to be impressed
Instead, she’s likely to turn back and ask:
“How many people you have said this to before?”

In any case, no one falls in love with a Tom, Dick or Harry these days — something that still happens in movies, where a autorickshaw driver wins the heart of a millionaire’s daughter.
In real life, it’s among equals (something that the strict father of the erring heroine is looking for when pushing her into a room and locking her up). We see this as a natural phenomenon. “By and large, we are drawn to people who are compatible, who we can relate to. That’s the in-built safety mechanism love has. Unless it is an act of rebellion.” So you fall in love with and marry someone compatible.

After that what?

“As long as you are in love minus the responsibilities, you are crazy about it. Once married, the colors start fading. Moreover, where is the time for romance after you have a child?”

So the question is :

Is it really worth falling in love?
For that, we have to first define love. And that’s not as easy as saying, I love you.

Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
Walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.

Oil plunges more than $7

Gustav hit with less force than initially feared, but market watchers wait to assess exactly how much damage was done to oil production rigs, refineries.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Oil futures tumbled more than $7 a barrel on Tuesday after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf region with less force and apparently less damage than initially feared. Prices were also pulled lower by a strengthening dollar and a return to concerns that an economic slowdown has crippled demand for energy.

U.S. crude futures for October delivery dropped $7.58 a barrel to $107.88 at 8:52 a.m. ET.

Earlier Tuesday, oil prices had plunged nearly $10 from Friday’s settlement of $115.46 a barrel. The New York Mercantile Exchange was closed for Labor Day, but held a special electronic trading session on Sunday afternoon, when crude settled $1.24 higher to $116.70 a barrel.

Adding further pressure was the U.S. dollar, which climbed against most major currencies early Tuesday. Because crude is traded in the U.S. currency around the world, a stronger dollar puts downward pressure on oil prices. When the dollar gains, it costs foreign investors more to purchase the same amount of energy, explained Neal Dingmann, senior energy analyst at Dahlman Rose & Co.

Oil prices have plummeted from a record high of $147.27 a barrel, set on July 11, as demand for pricey energy slackened in a struggling economy. “Now that (Gustav) is out of the way, there are more storms to talk about” said Dingmann, “but at least for the next 3 or 4 days, the health of the economy has come to the forefront.”

Asess damage: While it appears that Gustav did not do major damage to the energy infrastructure in the Gulf – home to 25% of U.S. oil production and 56% of imports – the complete story of the aftermath is not yet known.

Oil prices have come off sharply on reports that Gustav was not as bad as expected because “people were sort of bracing for the worst,” said Dingmann. “Early assessment that I have heard this morning is that some (production equipment) could be back on line as early as this evening.”

Other analysts were more skeptical. “Though I sure hope that the production region dodged a bullet – as many market players have been saying – I think this mindset may be a bit premature,” said Jim Rouiller, senior energy meteorologist at Planalytics, a firm that predicts how weather will impact businesses.

“It will take some time for all the oil and gas companies to send people out for damage assessment,” said Rouiller. “Many times before, this was the initial mindset only to be followed by bad news, discovery of damage.”

Gustav was a Category 2 hurricane when it touched land on Monday and has since been downgraded to tropical depression status. Its heavy rain and strong winds threatened oil refineries, according to Rouiller.

Production suspended: Oil production, natural gas production and refineries were suspended as Gustav approached the Gulf Region. According to a U.S. Department of Energy report issued Monday, 96.2% of crude oil production was shut down in the Gulf of Mexico. The shut down of oil production suspended 1.25 million barrels of crude per day.

In addition, 12 refineries in the Gulf region out of a total of 32 had been shut down on Monday, according to the report. Another 10 refineries had been moved to reduced activity. In advance of Gustav’s movement into the Gulf Coast region, 82.2% of natural gas facilities had been shut down.

Even as fears of Gustav settled, Hurricane Hanna was brewing, moving over the Turks and Caicos Islands. The National Hurricane Center predicts Hanna could make landfall as a major hurricane somewhere on the southeastern U.S. coast by Friday evening.

“The US remains under a heightened threat from storm impacts unlike the past few years – it is a whole different ball game this year,” said Rouiller. “Gustav and Fay were just a beginning

Mixed legacy likely as China’s Olympics conclude

With help from British star power, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of near-flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement – coexisting awkwardly with the government’s wariness of dissent and free speech.

 

A spectacular closing ceremony opened with torrents of fireworks and included a pulsating show-within-a-show by London, host of the 2012 Games. From a stage formed from a red double-decker bus, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page played classic rock hit “Whole Lotta Love” and soccer icon David Beckham booted a ball into the surrounding throng of athletes on the stadium floor.

Then more lyrical music returned, and the Olympic flame atop the stadium was extinguished.

To a large extent, China, an emergent superpower, got what it had craved from these long-sought games: a dominant effort by its athletes to top the gold-medal standings for the first time and almost glitch-free organizing that showcased world-class venues and cheerful volunteers to the largest-ever peaceful influx of foreign visitors.

As a bonus, not just one but two athletes gave arguably the greatest performances in Olympic history – Michael Phelps with his eight gold medals in swimming, Jamaica’s ebullient Usain Bolt with three golds and three world records in the sprints.

The International Olympic Committee, whose selection of Beijing as host back in 2001 was widely questioned, insisted its choice had been vindicated.

“Tonight, we come to the end of 16 glorious days which we will cherish forever,” IOC President Jacques Rogge told the capacity crowd of 91,000 at the National Outdoor Stadium, and a global TV audience. “Through these Games, the world learned more about China, and China learned more about the world.”

“These were truly exceptional games,” he said, before declaring them formally closed.

The head of the Beijing organzing committee, Liu Qi, said the games were “testimony to the fact that the world has rested its trust in China.” He called them “a grand celebration of sport, of peace and friendship.”

Rogge and the IOC were criticized by human rights groups for their reluctance to publicly challenge the Chinese as various controversies arose over press freedom and detention of dissidents. Athletes shied away from making political statements, and “protest zones” established in Beijing went unused as the authorities refused to issue permits for them.

But the atmosphere was festive at the stadium as fireworks burst from its top rim – and from locations across Beijing – to begin the closing ceremony.

After an army band played the Chinese national anthem, hundreds of gayly dressed dancers, acrobats and drummers swirled onto the field, then made room for the athletes, strolling in casually and exuberantly from four different entrances.

China invested more than $40 billion in the games, which it viewed as a chance to show the world its dramatic economic progress. Olympic telecasts achieved record ratings in China and the United States, and the games’ presence online was by far the most extensive ever.

Rogge said these Olympics would leave a lasting, positive legacy for China – improved transportation infrastructure, more grass-roots interest in recreational sports, a more aggressive approach to curbing air pollution and other environmental problems. Smog that enveloped the city early in the games gave way to mostly clear skies, easing fears that some endurance events might be hazardous for the athletes.

American rower Jennifer Kaido of West Leyden, N.Y., said the games exceeded her expectations.

“We were prepared for smog, pollution, demonstrations, but everything has gone very smoothly,” she said.

Rogge acknowledged that China, despite promises of press freedom during the games, continued to block access to numerous politically oriented Web sites, including those related to Tibet and the outlawed spiritual movement Falun Gong.

However, he contended that media restrictions were looser during the Olympics than beforehand, “and so we believe the games had a good influence.”

Human rights groups disagreed.

“The reality is that the Chinese government’s hosting of the games has been a catalyst for abuses, leading to massive forced evictions, a surge in the arrest, detention and harassment of critics, repeated violations of media freedom, and increased political repression,” said Sophie Richardson of Human Rights Watch. “Not a single world leader who attended the games or members of the IOC seized the opportunity to challenge the Chinese government’s behavior in any meaningful way.”

Led by Phelps and Bolt, athletes broke 43 world records and 132 Olympic records during the games. Yet Rogge, who visited every venue, said the most touching moment for him came after the 10-meter air pistol event, when gold medalist Nino Salukvadze of Georgia embraced runner-up Natalia Paderina of Russia even as their two countries’ armies fought back in Georgia.

“That kind of sportsmanship is really remarkable.

Afganistan wins first Olympic medal

BEIJING (AP): Afghanistan won its first Olympic medal Wednesday, when Rohullah Nikpai defeated world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain to take the bronze in the men’s under 58-kilogram taekwondo competition.

Nikpai, a flashy kicker who has been practicing the Korean martial art since he was 10, defeated Ramos easily in their bronze medal contest, outscoring the limping Spaniard.

Nikpai placed second in the World Taekwondo Federation’s world qualifying event in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam last year.

The win brings him a US$50,000 prize from a mobile phone company in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will get another chance at a medal in taekwondo. Nesar Ahmad Bahave is competing in a heavier weight class.