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quinta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2011

Earthquake Magnitude 3.7 - OKLAHOMA

2011 November 24 21:11:03 UTC

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Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Location35.534°N, 96.743°W
Depth5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Distances28 km (17 miles) NE of Shawnee, Oklahoma
71 km (44 miles) SSE of Stillwater, Oklahoma
71 km (44 miles) W of Okmulgee, Oklahoma
71 km (44 miles) E of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
ParametersNST= 21, Nph= 21, Dmin=6.7 km, Rmss=0.6 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=5
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0006xhy


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Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving Show Features 8 Intimate Performances [SNEAK PEEK]

A 90-minute special on Thanksgiving night revolves around Lady Gaga, who will perform eight songs and reveal private details about her life to journalist Katie Couric.
Among her performances during A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga will perform a duet with Tony Bennett on “The Lady is a Tramp” and sing “Marry The Night,” her latest single from Born This Way (see video below). The special, which Gaga directed, starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
“We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon,” Couric said in an announcement. “This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers — Lady Gaga as a high school student still bruised by being excluded from the party, Lady Gaga as a devoted daughter and caring sister, Lady Gaga as a 25-year-old woman embracing fame and fortune that seemed to come overnight.”
In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Gaga said she’ll have treat for viewers at the end of the special: “Surprise! … I will preview some of my new music video ‘Marry The Night.’” Gaga also recently appeared on Good Morning America, where she discussed the special and what she enjoys doing on Thanksgiving.
“I just like to be with my family,” she said. “We just love to eat and eat all day long with my grandma, and watch whatever TV special is on, watch old movies and talk about the year.”

How Lady Gaga Created a Web Marketing Spectacle for ‘Born This Way’

In the months leading up to the May 23 Born This Way album release — and even now — Gaga has paved a path for stars and brands to get inventive with the ways they use digital and social media to promote themselves and connect with fans. Gaga is no stranger to success on the web. She remains a heavyweight on major social networks. The promotional juggernaut further ramped up her all-encompassing web presence, fostering partnerships with Zynga for the FarmVille-inspired GagaVille, Starbucks for a massive scavenger hunt, VEVO for exclusive premieres, HBO for a concert special, Rdio for free lifetime subscriptions, iTunes for a promotional countdown, Best Buy and Livestream for an album signing and Gilt Groupe and Amazon Cloud Player for deals.
Below, we’ve compiled a huge swathe of the digital and social media initiatives behind Gaga’s Born This Way.
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Zynga's GagaVille
On May 17, Zynga launched the Farmville-style GagaVille, which garnered much ridicule from Gaga haters and laughs from even the most devoted Little Monsters.
Jokes aside, Lady Gaga like other big brands this year found a way to leverage the enormous social gaming population, which is expected to reach 68.7 million players by the end of 2012.
Gamers were able to unlock and stream unreleased tracks from Born This Way and bonus remixes. The game incorporated Gaga's style and personality with users having access to crystals, unicorns and sheep on motorcycles. The GagaVille campaign also incorporated Zynga game cards (buy a $25 card and receive the Born This Way album and bonus tracks for free); Words With Friends (use a Gaga word of the day and be entered for concert tickets); and RewardVille (win virtual goods to use in other Zynga games).

Starbucks Scavenger Hunt
Starbucks and Mother Monster teamed up on May 19 for “SRCH,” a two-week digital scavenger hunt in which participants can scan in-store QR codes, visit blogs and Starbucks digital properties, decode cryptic messages and answer trivia questions to earn prizes.
Yahoo joined the fun on May 23, helping transform the Starbucks Digital Network into all things Gaga. Visitors to the site had access to a special edition of the Born This Way for one day. They also received a free “Edge of Glory” download and an exclusive video by Lady Gaga singing a cappella.
"Considering that Lady Gaga may be the world’s hottest star right now and an innovative creator unlike anyone we’ve seen, imagine our delight when we learned that she’s also a big Starbucks fan," said Alexandra Wheeler, global digital strategy director for Starbucks, in a recent blog post.
The hunt ends June 7.

Google Chrome Commercial
In the this commerical, Gaga is shown at a computer typing inspirational messages such as, "This is our moment. ... Stay strong, Little Monsters!"
The video highlights two things other than the capabilities of Google's web browser: The extent to which fans will broadcast their adoration for Gaga and also Gaga's willingness to return their positive sentiments.
The song for the video is "Edge of Glory," a song from the new album.

Amazon's $0.99 Sale
Gaga fans woke up May 23 to a nice surprise: Amazon was selling the 14-song album as a digital download for a mere $0.99. Fans also received 20 GB of Cloud Drive storage from Amazon.
News of the massive sale spread like wildfire and consumers quickly started experiencing technical difficulties. With servers overwhelmed, people who bought the digital download were unable to immediately access all tracks.
In time, all songs became available, but Amazon users had already unleashed their anger by leaving one-star ratings due to Amazon’s slow service.
To get back on the good side of consumers, Amazon offered the deal again a few days later on May 26. In a tweet, @AmazonMP3 said, “We’re doing it again and this time we’re ready.”
Amazon has not disclosed the number of downloads for Born This Way.

Best Buy Live Feed
On album launch day, Lady Gaga stayed up into the wee hours of the night to meet fans and sign autographs at a Best Buy in New York City.
Best Buy promoted the event with a live video feed from Livestream. The video was surrounded by interactive features for fans who couldn't make it to the event.

Google Interview
In March, Google executive Marissa Mayer interviewed Lady Gaga as part of the “Google Goes Gaga" event. She helped promote Google Moderator, a tool that allows fans to submit questions via text or video on the musician’s YouTube channel and subsequently vote for their favorites.
During the Q&A, Gaga talked about her forthcoming album and revealed that she would make her directorial debut alongside choreographer Laurieann Gibson for her second single, “Judas.”
Through Google Moderator, her fans asked 643 questions about the single.
Near the end, Gaga asked a rhetorical yet fitting question to the audience of Google employees and online viewers, “Don’t you love the Internet?”

Robin Hood Charity
In April, Gaga once again dipped her feet into social good by working with the Robin Hood Foundation to launch two Facebook contests in support of the New York-based charity, which benefits the poor and homeless between the ages of 16 and 24.
The contest — to decide how Lady Gaga should split $1 million among five charities — ran from April 26 to May 6 and received 1,057,101 votes.
She also lent her hand to the victims of the March 11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, providing an exclusive remix of her single “Born This Way" for the Songs for Japan charity album.
Gaga also donated $1.5 million to Zynga’s fundraising initiative with Save the Children and the American Red Cross via sales of her Japan Prayer Bracelets.

Gilt Groupe Deals
Gilt Groupe offered sales curated by Gaga's fashion director, Nicola Formichetti, as well as charity sales of a Mugler dress worn by Gaga, entrance into the Paris Mugler fashion show and access to a performance from Gaga.

HBO Concert Special
HBO aired Gaga's Monster Ball concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden on May 7.
The 120-minute concert special included the "Born This Way" single and teased the then-unreleased track "Marry the Night."

Rdio Free Music
Rdio created a BTW playlist and a corresponding contest to give away a free music subscription.

Facebook Engagement
Gaga ended 2010 as the celebrity with the most "Likes" on a Facebook Page with 24.7 million Likes.
She has one of the most active and engaged Facebook Pages not only because of her fans but also because she frequently shares status updates, photos, videos and news through the platform. On May 18, for example, she posted a photo collage that displays her album art on buildings, cars and even in and around a New York City subway train.

Vevo Exclusive Premieres
Vevo has so far exclusively premiered each of the official music videos for Born This Way.
The song "Born This Way" has racked up 52.7 million views on Vevo's website and "Judas" has accumulated 35.6 million.
VEVO also recently put together a Lady Gaga playlist available online, on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android devices using the VEVO for iOS or VEVO for Android apps. The playlist includes live versions of "Edge of Glory/Judas" and "Born this Way’ from the May 21 season finale of Saturday Night Live.

iTunes Countdown
The title track of Born This Way in February became the fastest-selling single ever on iTunes stores worldwide.
Capitalizing on her success, Lady Gaga released two additional songs in advance exclusively on iTunes. Fans got to hear "Edge of Glory" on May 9 and "Hair" on May 16 ahead of the May 23 album release.

GagaVision Videos
A fan favorite, GagaVision gives her Little Monsters a behind-the-scenes look at Gaga. In some of the videos, which are posted on YouTube, Gaga candidly discusses the creative process behind BTW. In other clips, fans get to see the people and places surrounding Gaga.

Twitter & TwitPic Trends
In May, Gaga hit a Twitter first by becoming the only user to rack up 10 million followers.
The messages she posts incite a tweet storm from her followers who retweet and @mention her comments, pictures and videos, as well as promote the hashtags she uses.
In April, for example, she revealed the BTW cover art via a Twitpic photo (seen above). The image garnered hundreds of thousands of views in mere minutes.



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HORROR : PM acusado de decapitar dois jovens é absolvido em SP

O soldado da Polícia Militar Jonas Santos Bento, 28, foi absolvido na tarde desta quinta-feira no processo em que era acusado de sequestrar e decapitar dois jovens em São Paulo. O julgamento aconteceu no fórum de Itapecerica da Serra, região metropolitana.
Preso desde o começo de 2009, o soldado era acusado de sequestrar e decapitar Roberth Sandro Campos Gomes, 19, o Maranhão, e Roberto Aparecido Ferreira, 20, o Bebê, de acordo com a Delegacia Seccional de Taboão da Serra, da Polícia Civil, e o Ministério Público Estadual. O crime ocorreu em 6 de maio de 2008, no Jardim Imbé, zona sul de São Paulo.
A defesa de Bento sustentou não existir provas materiais de que ele tenha participado do crime, e a tese foi aceita pela maioria dos jurados.
Segundo a Delegacia Seccional de Taboão, Gomes e Ferreira foram detidos por um grupo de PMs do qual Bento fazia parte. Naquela madrugada, os dois jovens foram vistos entrando em um carro do 37º Batalhão, também na zona sul.
Uma jovem que acompanhava os rapazes reconheceu dois PMs como sendo os que levaram os jovens depois de mandá-la para casa.
Os corpos de Gomes e Ferreira foram encontrados em Itapecerica da Serra, sem as mãos e a cabeça, no fim daquele maio de 2008.
Cortar a cabeça e as mãos das vítimas, segundo a acusação, era uma estratégia dos PMs para evitar a identificação das vítimas, daí o nome do grupo de extermínio ser "Os Highlanders".
Ao todo, os nove PMs acusados de integrar o grupo são suspeitos de 12 mortes --em cinco delas, as vítimas foram decapitadas. Todos os PMs eram da Força Tática (espécie de tropa especial) do 37º Batalhão da Polícia Militar.
Também acusados de participar dos crimes contra Gomes e Ferreira, os soldados Rodolfo da Silva Vieira e Marcos Aurélio Pereira Lima ainda não foram julgados.
Outro réu no processo pela morte de Gomes e Ferreira, o soldado Ronaldo dos Reis Santos, 30, o R.Santos, foi condenado em setembro passado a 28 anos de prisão pela decapitação de dois jovens. A defesa do PM Santos recorreu da condenação.
Ao lado dos PMs Rodolfo Vieira e Marcos Lima, Santos confessou as mortes de Gomes e Ferreira durante a fase de investigação do caso. Depois, Marcos Lima e Santos voltaram atrás e disseram não ter participado do crime.
O sargento Jorge Kazuo Takiguti e o soldado João Bernardo da Silva também eram réus pelas mortes de Gomes e Ferreira e, em março deste ano, foram julgados e absolvidos da acusação. Eles voltaram a trabalhar normalmente na corporação.
Apontado pela Promotoria e Polícia Civil como chefe do grupo de extermínio, o soldado Rodolfo Vieira foi condenado, em julho de 2010, a 18 anos e oito meses de prisão pela decapitação do deficiente mental Antonio Carlos Silva Alves, 31. O crime foi em outubro de 2008.
O soldado Vieira foi condenado pela morte de Alves ao lado dos PMs Moisés Alves Santos, Joaquim Aleixo Neto e Anderson dos Santos Salles, que eram lotados no 37º Batalhão.
Em outubro passado, o Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo anulou o júri que condenou os quatro PMs pela morte de Alves.
A decisão teve como base um pedido do advogado Celso Machado Vendramini, defensor dos réus, que alegou que, durante a fase de debates do júri, o promotor Vitor Petri descumpriu uma ordem do juiz Antonio Augusto Galvão de França Hristov e exibiu uma camiseta com a foto de Alves e dizeres contra a polícia. O argumento é que a imagem poderia influenciar os jurados.
"O ato de mostrar aos jurados aquela camiseta foi totalmente irregular. Agora, terei a chance de mostrar aos sete novos jurados que meus clientes não sequestraram e arrancaram a cabeça de ninguém", disse Vendramini.
Com a anulação do júri, Rodolfo Vieira, Moisés Santos, Joaquim Neto e Anderson Salles permanecerão presos no Presídio Militar Romão Gomes. O novo júri ainda será marcado pela Justiça.
Em dezembro de 2010, os quatro réus haviam sido demitidos da Polícia Militar.
O soldado Rodolfo Vieira também é apontado pela Polícia Civil como chefe do grupo de extermínio porque contava com a suposta proteção do coronel Eduardo Félix de Oliveira --amigo de seu pai, o capitão Paulo Roberto da Silva Vieira, que, durante anos, esteve lotado no extinto Tacrim (Tribunal de Alçada Criminal).
Oliveira, por meio da Comunicação Social da PM, sempre negou manter relação de proteção ao soldado Vieira ou a qualquer outro dos nove acusados de integrar o grupo de extermínio.
A Folha tenta entrevistar Oliveira desde 2009, mas ele sempre se nega a falar.
Hoje na Reserva, o coronel Oliveira foi até cotado para ser o comandante-geral da PM quando estava em atividade. Oliveira também foi chefe da Tropa de Choque da PM e, atualmente, é membro da equipe de gestão de Gilberto Kassab (PSD) e atua como subprefeito da Penha (zona leste de São Paulo).


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METRO : Falha elétrica interrompe circulação na linha 4 do metrô de SP

Uma falha elétrica ocorrida em um dos trens da linha 4-amarela do metrô de São Paulo interrompeu a circulação dos trens por volta das 17h30 desta quinta-feira.
Segundo a ViaQuatro, concessionária responsável pela linha, o problema ocorreu na estação Paulista e se estendeu para as demais da linha.
Os usuários que estavam nas estações foram informados por meio de avisos sonoros. Por volta das 18h20 o problema foi resolvido e a circulação dos trens voltou ao normal.
No dia 18 deste mês, a circulação dos trens da linha 4-amarela também parou por duas horas e meia por falta de energia.


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Microsoft cuts Black Friday prices on Kinect, laptops, games

Brandon Griggs, CNN
Customers play a Kinect dance game at the grand opening of the 14th Microsoft Store in McLean, Virginia last week.
Customers play a Kinect dance game at the grand opening of the 14th Microsoft Store in McLean, Virginia last week.
  • Microsoft is offering Black Friday discounts on laptops, phones, games and Kinect
  • Some deals are just available in stores; others are offered only on Microsoft's retail site
  • Prices on some laptop models are slashed by $400
(CNN) -- Microsoft may be a relative newcomer to in-store retailing, but it's getting the hang of this Black Friday thing.
The computing giant, with 14 retail stores across the U.S., is diving into the post-Thanksgiving shopping madness with a slew of substantial new discounts on laptops, phones, software, games and its Kinect gaming system for the Xbox 360 console.
The sale begins online Friday at 12:01 a.m. PT, when most Microsoft stores will open, and lasts through Monday. Some of the deals are just available in stores, while others are offered only at Microsoft's online store.
Among them:
-- Sony S137GX notebook: $599, normally $999 (online only)
-- Samsung RC512 laptop running Windows 7: $499, normally $799
-- Acer Iconia Dual-Screen Touchbook: $599, normally $999
-- Xbox Ultimate Gaming Bundle, which includes accessories, a game and a 90-day Xbox Live membership: up to $200 off
-- Kinect Sensor Holiday Bundle, which includes three games: $100, normally $150 (not available online)
-- A free Windows Phone with a two-year service agreement (the site doesn't specify the carrier)
-- Office Home and Student suite of software: $120, normally $150

Microsoft also is cutting prices -- in many cases by half -- on such recent popular Xbox games as "Assassin's Creed Revelations," "Battlefield 3" and "Madden 2012." See its Facebook page for an entire list.
These discounts are much deeper than those announced Wednesday by rival Apple, which is trimming prices on iPads, iPods and Macs by less than 10%.


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How to End the Black Friday Madness

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ADAM SMITH’S most enthusiastic modern disciples insist that the recipe for economic progress is to push government aside and let unfettered markets work their magic. His invisible hand theory does provide a tidy account of how market incentives can generate enormous wealth. But as Charles Darwin saw so clearly, unbridled competition doesn’t always promote the common good.
It’s not how fast or how strong you are that matters, but whether you’re faster or stronger than your closest rivals. The arms races that result when rivals jockey for position — witness the huge antlers of bull elk — often spawn considerable waste. And as with the elk, so, too, in the marketplace. The start time for post-Thanksgiving sales is a vivid case in point.
In recent years, large retail chains have been competing to be the first to open their doors on Black Friday. The race is driven by the theory that stores with the earliest start time capture the most buyers and make the most sales. For many years, stores opened at a reasonable hour. Then, some started opening at 5 a.m., prompting complaints from employees about having to go to sleep early on Thanksgiving and miss out on time with their families. But retailers ignored those complaints, because their earlier start time proved so successful in luring customers away from rival outlets.
Those rivals, of course, didn’t sit idly by. Their inevitable response was to open earlier themselves, restoring competitive balance. Other retailers began opening at 4 a.m., then 3 a.m., and, eventually, at midnight. Several malls have promoted “Moonlight Madness.” Last year Toys “R” Us opened at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. This year, Wal-Mart will do the same. The costs to store owners and their employees and families are enormous: millions must now spend time away from home on the one occasion that all Americans, regardless of religion or cultural background, share as a family holiday.
These costs might be worth bearing if they led to even larger gains. But when all outlets open earlier, no one benefits. Few people actually want to shop in the wee hours, and the purchases that do occur then are presumably offset, dollar for dollar, by reduced sales during normal business hours. Even the shoppers who turn out for early openings seem motivated primarily by a fear that others might snap up bargains before they get there. But if all stores opened later, there would be no fewer bargains than before. In short, we have a classic collective action problem, an arms race.
Black Friday (or, more accurately, Black Thursday Night) is only hours away, so it’s too late to do anything about early openings this year. But we can start thinking about what can be done to protect our future Thanksgivings. Many societies employ “blue laws” — laws that mandate closing times, usually on Sundays. But there is a simpler, more flexible, way to approach this problem. Inspired by the 9-9-9 proposal of the Republican presidential contender Herman Cain, I call it the 6-6-6 plan — an across-the-board 6 percent national sales tax (on top of any existing state and local sales taxes) in effect from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
This plan would leave both stores and consumers free to decide for themselves whether middle-of-the-night shopping is worth it. Even if some retailers decided to stick with the early openings and even if some shoppers showed up, the country would reap a significant benefit. As every mature adult realizes, we have to tax something, and the revenue from my 6-6-6 plan would make it possible to reduce taxes on other activities that are actually useful. Best of all, it would encourage Americans to spend Thanksgiving night where they really want to — in bed.
Robert H. Frank, a professor of economics at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell, is the author of “The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition and the Common Good.”


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Roger Federer beats Mardy Fish

Associated Press
LONDON -- Roger Federer finished the group stage at the ATP World Tour Finals with a perfect record after beating Mardy Fish 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Thursday for his third win at the season-ending tournament.
Federer started the match with the same kind of ruthless efficiency that helped him beat Rafael Nadal in just one hour Tuesday, chasing Fish all over the court with his forehand and breaking three times in the first set.

But the Swiss star's accuracy and energy levels dropped in the second, when he started spraying his backhand into the net and let Fish back into the match. The American, looking to leave London with a consolation victory after losing his first two round-robin matches in his debut appearance at the event, raced to a 5-2 lead and served out the set when Federer netted a backhand.
But Federer immediately took control of the deciding set, breaking for a 2-0 lead with a forehand passing shot. The fourth-seeded Federer lost just two points on his serve the rest of the way and converted his first match point when Fish shanked a backhand wide.
"He really started to zone in on many shots" in the second set, Federer said. "I thought he was able to keep that up in the third set. So I was happy to get the crucial break early in the third and maybe cruise a bit more."
Federer already had clinched a spot in the semifinals, while Fish already had been eliminated going into the match.
"Bottom line is I'm going to go away 0-3, which is hard," Fish said. "But I had a great experience just being a part of this. It gives you a lot of ammunition to want to come back next year."
In the late Group B match, Nadal was set to play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, with the winner joining Federer in the last four.
Federer improved his unbeaten streak to 15 straight matches after winning titles in Basel and Paris. The 16-time Grand Slam winner is the defending champion in London and is looking for a record sixth title at the season-ending event for the world's top eight players, and his 70th overall.
Thursday's win was his 37th victory overall at the ATP finals -- previously known as the Masters Cup -- surpassing Boris Becker and putting him two short of Ivan Lendl's all-time record.
Even at 30, though, Federer doesn't feel pressed for time to chase more records.
"I guess I do play for a little bit of the legacy and the history, the record books, all that stuff," Federer said. "But it's really the press that reminds me of most things. I just try to go along with it because I have no intentions to quit. So I can concentrate on just playing tennis at the moment."


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Thanksgiving on the Front Lines: No Break for Troops in Afghanistan

It's business as usual for the Oklahoma National Guard in eastern Afghanistan.
U.S. soldiers and their Afghan police partners show off a Taliban machine gun they captured during a patrol today. They also uncovered a cache of Taliban weapons, all before the Thanksgiving meal.
"We found some IED [Improvised Explosive Device] making materials. Some HME [homemade explosives], and a couple of mortar rounds. It was a good find," one National Guardsman told ABC News.
Americans across the world are celebrating Thanksgiving today, but there is no break for troops on the front lines.
Oklahoma's 45th Brigade has faced a particularly tough fight in east-central Afghanistan. Since it fully deployed last July, 14 of its team have been killed in action. That included the first woman from Oklahoma to die on the battlefied, Pfc. Sarina Butcher, a 19-year-old mother.The previous brigade from Iowa saw four of its soldiers killed in action while it was deployed there.
Despite the casualties, officers there say the 45th brigade is a tight-knit group that continues to perform on the front lines.
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"These guys continue to go out every day," said Battalion Cmdr. Lt. Col. Chuck Booze. "They strap on the body armor. They grab their rifles. They get into these vehicles behind me. And they go out every day and take the fight to the enemy."
Much of Oklahoma's 45th Brigade is composed of citizen soldiers who were uprooted from their jobs and sent to war.
Specialist Max Robinson, 19, was delivering pizzas in Oklahoma when he was called. Now his peers consider him a hero for ignoring enemy fire to save his fellow wounded soldiers.
Robinson received a Purple Heart today by U.S. commander for eastern Afghanistan, General Daniel Allyn, who thought this would be the perfect day to give his own thanks, in person.
"Really, I want people to remember the people that were lost and the people who were hurt," Robinson said. "And again to my family, thank your everyone for the support."
Robinson, who was wounded while saving his fellow soldiers, has been nominated for a Silver Star.
After the cerermony, troops take a break for dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving. And then it's back to war.
Both Republicans and Democrats today hailed the troops by thanking them for their service to the country. President Obama called 10 members of the U.S. armed services to thank each one of them for their service and sacrifice, and wished them and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.
"To all the service members eating Thanksgiving dinner far from your families: The American people are thinking of you today," the president said in his weekly address. "And when you come home, we intend to make sure that we serve you as well as you're serving America."
ABC News' Huma Khan and Devin Dwyer contributed to this story.

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Mansão de Ayrton Senna está à venda por R$ 24 milhões

A residência em que o piloto morava antes de sofrer o acidente na Itália tem piscina aquecida e até campo de golfe. O imóvel fica em Portugal

Por Casa e Jardim Online
Em 1991, Ayrton Senna estava à procura de uma casa e, quando seus pais lhe falaram deste imóvel, em Algarve, Portugal, o piloto de Fórmula 1 fechou o negócio sem nem visitar o local, de acordo com a revista portuguesa Sábado. Situada dentro de um resort, na praia de Quinta do Lago, a propriedade foi a última que Senna habitou, antes de sofrer o acidente fatal em Ímola, na Itália, em 1994. Na época, ele investiu o equivalente a R$ 1,2 mihão na aquisição. Atualmente, a casa está à venda por R$ 24 milhões.

Além do valor histórico, a propriedade de 10,5 mil m² tem outros atrativos, como as seis suítes com vista para um enorme gramado verde, sete banheiros, living, cozinha, sala de TV e sala de jogos. A área externa conta com itens como uma piscina aquecida, quadra de tênis e campos de futebol e de golfe. O imóvel, que passou por uma reforma completa, tem ainda uma casa de hóspedes com três suítes, sala e cozinha.
A propriedade em que o piloto morava tem até piscina aquecida
A área de lazer inclui um campo de golfe
Cercada por verde, o imóvel tem 10,5 mil m²
Detalhe da sala de jogos


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Ministério Público pede bloqueio de bens e afastamento de Gilberto Kassab

Da Redação - 24/11/2011 - 16h30

O MP-SP (Ministério Público de São Paulo) pediu o bloqueio de bens e o afastamento do prefeito de São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab. A ação movida pela Promotoria de Defesa do Patrimônio Público e Social inclui como réus o secretário municipal do Verde e Meio Ambiente, Eduardo Jorge e seis empresas — entre elas a CCR e a Controlar —. Todos são acusados de participar de uma suposta fraude que movimentou bilhões no contrato da inspeção veicular em São Paulo.
A informação do jornal O Estado de S. Paulo foi confirmada pela Assessoria de Imprensa do TJ-SP (Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo). Nos autos, que somam 50 volumes, o MP pede também a perda dos direitos políticos e a condenação por improbidade administrativa dos acusados. Devido ao tamanho do processo, que aguarda a distribuição no Fórum, nenhuma decisão deve ser proferida nesta semana.
Segundo o jornal, promotores Roberto de Almeida Costa e Marcelo Daneluzzi atribuíram o valor de R$ 1,05 bilhão à ação. Os promotores pedem a suspensão imediata da inspeção veicular, a devolução dos valores de multas cobradas dos moradores de São Paulo, além de indenização por danos morais aos donos de veículos.
O problema, segundo o Ministério Público não é a ideia da inspeção, mas a forma como o serviço foi contratado pela prefeitura. A acusação aponta irregularidades desde a formação da empresa Controlar até as prorrogações do contrato. Segundo o MP, elas foram feitas com apresentação de garantias falsas, documentos e informações falsas e, além de possíveis fraudes tributárias e fiscais.


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