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Twitter scoops MSM on Queensboro Bridge truck explosion

Within minutes of the explosion, Twitter users (including one or two names you may recognize) were reporting and posting photos near the scene:

Loud boom on #queensboro bridge just now… Not sure what happened

— Josh (@jbdatko) April 7, 2013

A truck just exploded on the Queensboro bridge as we were getting off. Huh.

— Emma Milligan (@emmaroseovoxo) April 7, 2013

Explosion or really big impact on queensboro bridge…LOUD twitter.com/Bsilverstrim77…

— Bart Silverstrim (@Bsilverstrim77) April 7, 2013

Possible truck explosion on the Queensboro bridge, Manhattan side. PD ESU enroute.

— Loud And Clear (@LoudAnClear) April 7, 2013

Oh snap something just exploded on The Queensboro Bridge twitter.com/TheRonnieShow/…

— Ronnie Lordi (@TheRonnieShow) April 7, 2013

Entrance to #queensboro bridge is blocked from Manhattan twitter.com/jbdatko/status…

— Josh (@jbdatko) April 7, 2013

Truck exploded on Queensboro Bridge twitter.com/michaelbatnick…

— Michael Batnick (@michaelbatnick) April 7, 2013

Explosion on the Queensboro Bridge 7pm, Apr. 7 twitter.com/tunkuv/status/…

— Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) April 7, 2013

Queensboro bridge is on fire… A car exploded. twitter.com/itsKateA/statu…

— Kate (@itsKateA) April 7, 2013

Anyone in NYC avoid Queensboro bridge. Big fire on bridge twitter.com/Deanofcomedy/s…

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) April 7, 2013

WINS radio reporting truck fire is cause and 59th St Bridge is being closed. Mess and a half.

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 7, 2013

It was nearly an hour after the initial explosion before the first local news article appeared online:

Truck Fire Shuts Down Lower Level Of Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge cbsloc.al/143ZzJH

— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) April 7, 2013

Advantage: Twitter.

Small Businesses Say They'll Hire Later This Year


People looking for a job may get some welcome news in the second half of 2012. Private-sector employers said they were planning on increasing hiring in the latter half of this year compared with the same time last year, according to a new study.

Overall, 44% of employers are planning on adding full-time employees between July 1 and Dec. 31, up from 35% in 2011. Twenty-one percent said they would be adding part-time and temporary employees in the second half of 2012.

Small business owners will also be joining in the hiring, the survey said. More than one-in-five small businesses with 50 or fewer employees will be adding employees. Additionally, 31% of businesses with 250 or fewer employees and 34% of business owners with fewer than 500 employees will be adding new employees in the final months of 2012.

[10 Celebrities Hiring Right Now]

“The rate of job creation has been slower than what we would have expected at this point in the recovery, but the market is stable,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, which conducted the study. “Two years ago, the hiring activity in the United States was driven primarily by large employers recruiting in metropolitan areas for a handful of industries or job functions.”

Businesses will be looking to add employees in fields where they can help the business. In particular, business owners will be looking to add customer service, information technology and sales workers. Other popular fields where businesses were looking to add workers included business development, accounting and marketing. Employers will also be looking to add employees in several emerging fields. Notably, businesses want to add workers with experience in social media, storing and managing data and cybersecurity.

The study also found that employees were looking to take advantage of the new job opportunities. Overall, 27% of workers said they will be looking for a new job in the next year. This worries business owners as 39% of employers said losing their top employees is their biggest fear.

“Today, we see job listings in all industries, market sizes and company sizes,” Ferguson said. “The outlook for the remainder of the year is better than 2011, but it will follow the same pattern of steady progress rather than a surge in job growth. Employers will remain careful as they assess barriers and opportunities for growth in the economy and their own businesses.”

The information in this research is based on the responses of 2,298 hiring managers and human resource professionals in the United States and 3,892 full-time, not self-employed, nongovernment workers.

This article originally published at BusinessNewsDaily

A Sua Academia é Fichinha Comparada Com Essa

Para sua informação: o cara na bancada não está “sofrendo” com aquele peso. Ele está fazendo “supinos ucranianos angulados”.

2. Todos os equipamentos são feitos de sucata.

6. Treino com martelo e pneu.E aí, quer tentar, franguinho de Pilates.

9. Levantamento terra não é para ficar se apreciando na frente do espelho.

15. O cabelo dele é mais casca-grossa que você.

17. Valeu a ajuda, mano.

20. Sua vez agora…

YOLO: Math Teacher Catches 17-Foot Anaconda With His Bare Hands (Video)

French Guiana’s Sebastien Bascoules is a math teacher by trade but has been catching snakes since he was a boy.

So when he heard that an anaconda had eaten his friend’s dog, the 39-year-old took it upon himself to rid his community of the giant reptile.

With the help of a few friends, Bascoules used nothing but his bare hands to capture the 17-foot, 175-pound beast and release it into the wild, miles from civilization.

Far more frightening than actually capturing the snake, however, was Bascoules’ decision to keep the snake in his bathtub overnight and even let his kids play with it as soon as its mouth was neutralized.

Picture of the Day: Long Exposure Lightning Strike



Photograph by Dean Mullin on 500px

In this fabulous capture by Dean Mullin, we see a long exposure shot of a lightning bolt off the coast of Kuala Belait in Brunei. The photo was taken on Belait Beach which overlooks the South China Sea. To get this shot, Dean took a 7 minute exposure (429 seconds to be exact) with a focal length of 26mm, aperture of f/7.1 and an ISO of 100.

The photograph was taken at 10pm and that orange light you see in the distance (lower left) is an offshore oil platform.

23 Things That Can Only Get Better From Here

23. This dad’s parenting skills.

22. Future family photographs.

21. Your next ride on the Happy Train.

20. Your public parking abilities.

19. Love letters from your wife.

18. Your surfing abilities.

17. This graphic designer’s use of the reflection effect.

16. This man’s Lotto winnings.

15. The demands of Dr. Hedgehog.

14. This boy’s track-design skills.

13. This man’s grammar.

This woman’s spelling.

12. Your exercise routine.

11. This Yahoo answer thread.

10. Your attitude after patronizing this establishment.

9. Your future accommodations.

8. The future handling of leash kids.

7. The self-esteem of everyone who worked at this McDonald’s.

6. The success of this advertising campaign.

And the PR for Emory University’s Math Department.

5. Your social sensibility after entering this party.

3. Your self-image after being called into CNN as an expert on this subject.

And this lady’s dating life.

2. Your heart rate after avoiding nature’s pee geysers.

1. Your experiences with kittens.

Nothing can get better than this man’s obituary.

Nothing can get better than the lives of these little fishes.

And, as for this chicken, life will not get better anytime soon.

SO REMEMEBR: “At least you are not the chicken.”

Yahoo Buys Startup SkyPhrase to Improve Web Searches


Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form.

The company said via a blog post SkyPhrase will be joining its Yahoo Labs team in New York. The four-person startup gained popularity earlier this year for its software that turns inquiries written in natural language into something the database understands.

The platform will allow Yahoo web users to get more personalized search results when entering various queries, such as “Find an American Airlines flight next week from New York to Los Angeles.”

“In Yahoo, we have found a company that not only shares our vision, but delivers a rich collection of information and services to a massive user base. We are excited to join Yahoo Labs to continue to work on our shared vision of making computers deeply understand people’s natural language and intentions,” SKyPhrase said in a statement. “We can’t wait to take things to the next level together.”

Yahoo hasn’t revealed financial details related to the deal.

SkyPhrase joins the long list of startups acquired this year by Yahoo, from Tumblr to app maker Lexity and media aggregator Summly.

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

19 Reasons Not To Go To The Beach This Summer

Rhymes with “shmarks.”

Let’s start by making sure we’re all on the same page:

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OK? OK. Let’s begin:

1. Nope.

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2. No.

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3. Mmmmm no.

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4. Oh hell no!

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5. Yea, no.

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6. Oh, you’re going to the beach? No.

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7. Absolutely not.

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8. “Nope nope nope nope,” say all the little fishies.

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9. Noooooope.

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10. Hahahahahahaha! No.

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11. Even animated…NOPE.

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12. Innocent, land-locked Slip ‘N Slide?

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13. Later, mermaid.

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14. A shark so ugly that even his momma is like “Nope!”

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15. Your trip to the beach this summer (a dramatization):

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Nope nope nope.

16. A big, flying nooooope!

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17. Fuck this, no.

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18. In conclusion:

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19. Epilogue: Are you safe not at the beach?

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Nooooope! Moving to Kansas. Bye!

Last night in NYC, Drake, Chris Brown, and Meek Mill participated in a barroom brawl of sorts, one that is rumored to have been entirely based around Rihanna. The fight has captured the attention of Twitter, especially with the involvement of one of today’s biggest rappers (Drake), and biggest R&B singers (Chris Brown).

The people have decided to build Brown and Drake a bit of a playlist, mocking their fight last night, and perhaps giving us some really jazzed songs to bump to should they ever fight again.

So just what songs would be perfect for a Drake/Chris Brown throwdown?

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "Same Girl" By R-Kelly And Usher

— THE ILLUMINATI (@ThelIluminati) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Drake : YOLO *throws bottle* , ChrisB : Duecessss *tries too run , get hit in chin* , Rhianna : Mandown !

— R E A L ★ B I T C H (@she_moansWinnie) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist britney spears hit me baby one more time

— /.Shanti (@Journey2DaPast) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Thats My Hoe – Future

— d i a m o n d (@TheDiamonddLife) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist , young joc it's going down

— Marcus Lamar ♋ (@PavedGreatness) June 14, 2012

@OfficialKojo Shania Twain – 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman' #drakeandchrisbrownfightplaylist

— Steven Smith (@StandardSteven) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson

— Crystal (@CrystalBosset) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "Mama Said Knock You Out" by @llcoolj

— Me & Mrs. Jones (@asharatheauthor) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Whoop That Trick- Djay

— Peter Quill (@killdeshaan) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Yamaha Mamma – Chris Brown ft Drake

— Corey Broyles (@CBroyles3) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist I Need A Doctor – Eminem

— Carvellz (@Tempahkid) June 14, 2012

Take note, promoters. Should you ever negotiate something a little more official than two guys throwing bottles at each other over girl, we’ve compiled the perfect playlist for you right here.

The 18 Most Embarrassing Things Marnie Has Done On "Girls"

18. When she couldn’t take a compliment gracefully.

17. When she realized Booth was stringing her along way after the fact.

16. When she whined about her clothes being “basic.”

15. When she complained about Charlie. Again.


14. When she tried to insult Elijah.

13. When she danced.


12. When she attempted this method of seduction.

11. When she was totally whatever.

10. When she made the trip to rehab about her.


9. When she asked Ray to help her “lay down this track.”


8. When she inadvertently threw shade.


7. When she wouldn’t shut up about the grilled pizza.

6. When she was definitely bragging.


5. When she thought this was romantic and not weirdly racist.

4. When she forced Hannah into a duet of “Take Me or Leave Me.”


3. When she was too sad to finish her taco.


2. When she made this heinous music video.


1. When she performed Kanye against everyone’s will.