Saturday, July 30, 2011

Install Old Facebook Chat Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Finally after a long research, I found a solution on the net that will get rid of the new FB chatbox. But, you better decide first before returning the old chat box because the skype feature will not be visible anymore.

In Google Chrome, its really easy task to install the script to enable the Old facebook chat. Just Click the Following link to install Script.

1.) Download the script here

2.) On the upper right corner of the site you'll see this. 

3.) Now the Install Popup will appear, in that box CLICK ‘INSTALL’ and now the Script is Installed. 

4.) Now the Script is Installed. Now Close the Existing Facebook page and Open the Facebook again. You can See your Old Favorite Chat is available. If you cant see the old  facebook chat, Clear the cache and open the facebook. Anytime you can remove this script from extension menu of the Google chrome to get the New sidebar chat box. 

How to Install Old Facebook Chat  Script in Mozilla Fire Fox 

In Mozilla Firefox, First we need to install Grease Monkey Add-on before installing the Old Facebook Script. So Open the Firefox and go to Download page of the Grease Monkey Add-on from the following link. 

1.) Grease monkey download

2.) After clicking ADD TO FIREFOX button, the popup will ask about installation. Click INSTALL and Its done. 

3.)  Gease Monkey Add-on is Installed. Now  to go to Script Page in the Script Page click Install button which is in the Right top, same as we did above for How to get Old Facebook chat for Google Chrome.  

4.) After installing Close the Facebook and Open it again to see the Old Facebook chat is available. if you can’t find, Clear the cache files and try again. Anytime you can remove this script from Gease Monkey add-on to get the New sidebar chat box. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

$400,000 EACH FOR 2 GAMES

EVER wondered how much Lakers star Kobe Bryant, reigning MVP Derrick Rose of the Bulls and Kevin Durant of the Thunder made in their two-game swing recently at the Araneta Coliseum against a selection of PBA stars and Smart-Gilas Pilipinas?

A whopping $400,000 each, according to Sam Amick of, the official website of the Sports Illustrated magazine, and the story was later picked up by Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo! Sports. That translates to P16,888,000 per player, based on the current exchange rate of P42.22 to the dollar.

That is hardly chump change, especially if ranged against the maximum monthly take-home pay of P350,000 by PBA stars who battled Bryant and Co. last Saturday.

In the SI.Com story, Amick said: "Don’t let this news take you over as some sort of greedy run. The stars spiraled their way toward Manila to play basketball without any sort of insurance, and though the pay isn’t commensurate with the services provided, this was still a well-earned engagement."

The three, along with Chris Paul of New Orleans, Tyreke Evans of Sacramento, James Harden of Oklahoma, JaVale McGee of Washington, Derrick Williams of Minnesota and Derek Fisher of the Lakers, were brought here by the Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation.

The SI and Yahoo! Sports reports, however, were denied by TNT coach Chot Reyes, the vice president of the Foundation, who claimed the visitors were paid much less.

"That’s not true, that amount was too much," Reyes told Malaya Business Insight. "Mas maliit sa amount na nabanggit. And we didn’t pay all players equal amount. Siyempre, may mataas at may mababa."

Reyes admitted Bryant, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, a one-time MVP and two-time Finals MVP, received more than Rose, Durant and the rest.

A source close to the MVP group of companies estimated Bryant must have received no less than $300,000, while Durant and Rose got $250,000 each. The rest, the same source said, received $150,000 to $200,000 each.

Reyes said that while Pangilinan spent a fortune in bringing the stars here, it was worth it since the recent visit set the stage for a series of big projects involving the Foundation and the NBA.

Dwyer said the take-home pay of Bryant and Co. "is a nice tax-free gift that will help stave off the potential debt-collectors should the current NBA lockout cost them a year’s salary. Though the combined millions that were sent the way of the traveling NBA stars no doubt put last weekend’s event in the red, the payoff was apparently worth it for all involved."

Bryant stands to make more than $25 million in the first year of his three-year contract extension with the Lakers while Durant should earn more than $13 million in the first year of his five-year contract extension with the Thunder.

Rose is in the third year of his four-year rookie contract with the Bulls and is set to make $7 million this year, which translates to $85,000 per game. 

Source: Eddie G. Alinea, Malaya Business Insight /PBA ADDICTS

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

After Ultimate All-Star Weekend, what's next?

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MANILA, Philippines - Those in the know are tight-lipped as to how much was spent to stage the Ultimate All-Star Weekend but whatever the amount, PLDT chairman Manny Pangilinan figured it was worth bringing smiles to thousands of Filipinos who witnessed two games featuring some of the world’s best basketball players at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and millions who caught the action on TV.

How much did it cost? “Plenty, plenty, plenty,” said Pangilinan after the second sold-out show last Sunday. “I told Polly (PLDT president Napoleon Nazareno) now, we’ve got to earn back what we spent.” It was typical MVP good-natured humor but there had to be some seriousness in his tone just the same.

The scuttlebutt is the budget for the monumental undertaking was anywhere between P100-150 Million. It was rumored that Kobe Bryant’s camp initially asked for an appearance fee of $1.2 Million aside from a private jet fetching him and an entourage of seven in Shanghai and flying him back to keep his promise to his wife and two daughters to be in the Los Angeles airport by Monday morning for a family vacation in Mexico. Bryant reportedly settled for an amount less than half of what was previously asked because of his affection for his Filipino fans.

Topping the event is a challenge for the MVP Sports Foundation. The Ultimate All-Star Weekend had to be the most significant sporting event that the Big Dome has hosted since the Thrilla in Manila in 1975. Pangilinan said what could be bigger would be the showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao was at the coliseum for the game last Sunday and Pangilinan broached the idea to the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound champion. “I mentioned to Manny about the possibility of fighting in Manila,” said Pangilinan. “It seemed okay to him. Now the problem is getting Mayweather to agree. I think arranging the pay-per-view satellite feed wouldn’t be difficult with our telecommunications facilities.”

The Thrilla In Manila was staged late morning in Manila for live beaming to the US on prime time at night. The same set-up could be arranged for a Pacquiao fight.

Pangilinan said another possibility is to bring over the Real Madrid football and basketball teams for a tour. MVP Sports Foundation executive director and Talk ‘N’ Text coach Chot Reyes said the Ultimate All-Star Weekend has put the Philippines on the map as a sports tourism destination. “Dwyane Wade tweeted his buddy Chris Paul and mentioned he would’ve loved to come,” said Reyes. “There was extensive foreign media coverage so the whole world knew about the Ultimate All-Star Weekend. From Manila, Chris flew to Hong Kong and will hook up with Wade and Melo (Anthony) on the Jordan Flight Tour.”

Paul, Wade and Anthony are Jordan brand endorsers. Their four-city China tour officially begins today in Hong Kong and will move to Chengdu, Hangzhou and Beijing up to Aug. 3.

Reyes said top US athletic agents Aaron Goodwin and Rob Pelinka were in town for the games. Goodwin represents Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford, Candace Parker, Matt Barnes, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber and Gary Payton, among others while Pelinka works with Bryant, Derek Fisher, Derrick Williams and James Harden – all of whom participated in the Ultimate All-Star Weekend. Others in Pelinka’s stable are Corey Maggette, Carlos Boozer, Andre Igoudala, Chris Kaman, Channing Frye, Eric Gordon, Gerald Wallace and Sasha Vujacic. Derrick Rose’s agent B. J. Armstrong, a former NBA sharpshooter, was also in Manila last weekend.

Igoudala was initially considered for the Manila tour. Rose and Durant were late additions to the lineup. They came to terms only after Bryant signed up.

Four of the visitors left Sunday evening – Bryant, Fisher, Rose and Paul. Fisher had to return to the US for talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBA as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Harden, Durant, JaVale McGee and Williams flew out yesterday. Tyreke Evans is scheduled to depart Thursday after a holiday in Boracay.

Chao Chuatico-Espaldon, chief operating officer of the Cincinnati-based investment and financial advisory company East-West Private, joked that she’ll need a vacation after organizing the event on two to three weeks’ notice. “I’m glad no one saw the crazy things that went on behind the scenes,” chuckled Espaldon referring to the logistical nightmare of staging the event involving high-profile athletes. East-West Private negotiated the packages that brought the players to Manila. East-West Private chief executive officer Patty Scott was in town for the games and left Sunday. “A Michael Jordan tour?” said Espaldon. “Yeah, why not?”

Source: Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star

Monday, July 25, 2011

SMART-Gilas gives Kobe and co. a good workout

Compared to the PBA selection, the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team was expected to be more competitive against Kobe Bryant and his band of basketball superstars. That proved to be true, although the Philippine team still fell short against the SMART All-Stars, 98-89.

The nationals started off very gamely, with forward Japeth Aguilar finishing with a thunderous jam early in the 1st quarter. They would stick close for most of the period, before the NBA players closed off the first quarter with a 6-0 run to break the game wide open, 28-16.

The SMART All-Stars would lead by as much 21 points in the game, as they were able to get into transition often in the 3rd quarter. However, their chase for the highlight plays that the fans asked for proved to be the cause for a small collapse, allowing SMART-Gilas to get as close as eight points, 92-84, with 2:30 to go in the game.

Despite SMART-Gilas coach Rajko Toroman’s assertions that they wanted to win, he waved the proverbial white flag soon after that as he pulled Marcus Douthit from the game in favor of rarely-used Jason Ballesteros in the closing minutes. The naturalized center had energized the team in the fourth quarter with several big plays, including a huge putback dunk off of a missed Marcio Lassiter three-pointer.

The game was considerably chippier than the SMART All-Stars matchup with the PBA selection on Saturday night, with SMART-Gilas committing several hard fouls on their American guests.

NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, in particular, was introduced to the hard hits of veteran Asi Taulava and looked visibly frustrated for the first time in the two games. Dondon Hontiveros also played Bryant physically in the fourth quarter, although the SMART All-Stars playing coach seemed to take it in stride, flashing a good-natured smile afterwards.

But the game was not without its lighter moments, as the NBA stars obviously wanted to please the crowd. Egged on by the enthusiastic crowd after the ball was stuck between the backboard and the shot clock, JaVale McGee attempted to tip it off himself instead of waiting for the arena staff to poke it off with a stick.

As awestruck as the Filipino fans were of their NBA idols, they went completely bonkers when pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao made his entrance early in the fourth quarter. He would visit the NBA stars during a timeout and spent time conversing with Bryant and the rest of the team before play resumed.

When asked how many rounds he could go with Pacquiao, Paul answered, “15 seconds?”

The crowd was only too happy to respond, raining down cheers of “C-P-3! C-P-3!” for the New Orleans guard. Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose received similar treatment as the crowd chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P!” as he took a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter, but he disappointed his fans by missing both shots. But the loudest cheers — at least for basketball players — were reserved for Bryant himself, as the crowd pleaded for him to put himself back into the game.

The oddest chant, though, occurred with four minutes to go in the game and the All-Stars leading 90-80. Perhaps praying for a miracle upset, the crowd erupted into familiar chants of “defense” as they cheered the effort of the hard-charging home team.

There were also a lot of dunks, on both sides. Douthit, Aguilar and Kelly Williams all showed off their athleticism for SMART-Gilas as did Tyreke Evans, James Harden and the rest of the SMART-All-Stars.

McGee, who scored 25 points against the undersized PBA selection the night before, was held to just 16, including just three in the first half as he was defended by the 6-11 Douthit. Bryant and Durant combined to score 21 points in the first half, when they pulled away from their local counterparts.

Jayvee Casio scored 16 points for SMART-Gilas, Douthit scored 14 points and Chris Lutz added 12. Hontiveros hit three shots from beyond the arc and finished with 11 of his own. He would later have the privilege of receiving Bryant’s jersey as he made an exchange with the NBA superstar.

Source: Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kobe, McGee, Durant star in SMART All-Stars dunkfest over PBA selection

The SMART All-Stars led by Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul romped to a 131-105 win over a selection of Philippine basketball players on Saturday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. But despite the lopsided scores, everyone in the venue – including the NBA superstars’ victims – went home happy after the game highlighted by thunderous dunks and above-the-rim action.

Washington center JaVale McGee stole the show from his more heralded teammates, scoring 25 points and leading the stunning display of aerial artistry. Durant added 22 points off vicious dunks and trademark fade-away long bombs.

But the biggest cheers in the arena were reserved for Bryant, the SMART-All Stars’ playing coach. The Lakers’ superstar, who did not play in the fourth quarter when the game had already been decided, was serenaded by chants by the Filipino crowd egging him to put himself back in the game.

Bryant ended with only 12 points, which might as well have been the loudest 12 points in the history of the game. The 32-year-old guard turned back time, throwing down three sensational alley-oop slams as if he were still a hotshot 18-year-old rookie, including a reverse dunk off a Chris Paul pass off the backboard in the second quarter.

It was one of many highlights of the night for Filipino fans, who packed the coliseum to the rafters and went bonkers after every dunk from their NBA idols, which also included James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Derrick Williams, and Derek Fisher.

Despite playing the part of the Washington Generals for this exhibition match, the PBA selection started off gamely, with Arwind Santos scoring the first basket – and the first slam dunk – of the game.

The PBA stars even took several early leads in the opening period, as Santos led the charge with ten points. But Durant quickly caught fire, scoring nine points to put the SMART All-Stars ahead, 30-26, at the end of the first quarter.

The Oklahoma City forward continued his onslaught in the second quarter, adding eleven points to his total, while his Thunder teammate Harden and McGee caught fire. The NBAers ended the half with a 66-50 lead.

After a halftime break featuring a three-point shootout where Paul and Harden beat LA Tenorio and Larry Fonacier, all hell broke loose in the third quarter, as the SMART All-Stars put away the game for good.

Bryant scored on two alley-oops coming off passes from Paul and Durant, before feeding Rose for a two-handed alley-oop jam of his own, which prompted the capacity crowd to chant “M-V-P, M-V-P” for the Most Valuable Player of the 2010-2011 NBA season.

Harden added some footage to his highlight reel too, going coast to coast for a rock-the-cradle reverse jam.

Human pogo stick McGee, meanwhile, made himself an easy target of alley-oop passes from his teammates, before bringing the house down with a couple of coast-to-coast jams, showcasing breathtaking athleticism that had perhaps never been seen before by a Filipino audience.

The SMART All-Stars led107-78 heading into the payoff period, and the dunkfest continued in the fourth quarter, with Harden, Evans, and McGee continuing to strut their stuff while Bryant chilled on the bench.

Despite the beatdown, the PBA players, which included James Yap, Mark Caguioa, Sonny Thoss, Jason Castro, Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot, Larry Fonacier, Ryan Reyes, Danny Seigle, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Marc Pingris, Gary David, Sol Mercado, LA Tenorio, Gabe Norwood, and JC Intal, were visibly happy sharing the court with their idols.

Bryant himself was impressed by the performance of the locals, who were led by Santos with 25 points.

“I love the passion they play with,” he said. “They play with a lot of energy.”

Bryant and company will take the court once more on Sunday against the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team at 1 p.m., also at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

SMART-Gilas team captain Chris Tiu watched the match intently from the sidelines. He acknowledged that it’s going to be a tough battle for his team.

“Sana gumimik sila,” he quipped, “para bukas antok pa ‘pag kalaban kami.”

While the NBA stars impressed the crowd with their basketball skill, the stateside contingent was impressed by the love showered upon them by the Filipino crowd.

“We’re a long way from home, but you guys made me feel welcome,” said Paul, the New Orleans Hornets superstar point guard.

The Scores:

Smart All-Stars 131 - McGee 25, Durant 22, Williams 19, Evans 17, Harden 16, Bryant 12, Paul 11, Rose 9, Fisher 0.

PBA All-Stars 105 - Santos 25, Cabagnot 9, Pingris 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Mercado 8, David 8, Norwood 7, Reyes 6, Thoss 4, Castro 4, Caguioa 4, Seigle 4, Intal 4, Fonacier 3, Tenorio 2, Yap 0.

Quarter scores: 30-26, 66-50, 107-78, 131-105.

Source: Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV

Saturday, July 23, 2011

How to access the Old Facebook Chat Box

So you hate the new Facebook Chat Box

 We can still use the pop out window of the old chat box!

Just click the link below to access the Old facebook chat box:

Facebook Chat BoxScreenshot:

For PBA stars, it's showtime

MANILA, Philippines - For the PBA as an organization, being a part of the Ultimate All-Star Weekend is an honor and a privilege.For the PBA players, it’s an experience of a lifetime.

James Yap and company look forward to the event aware that the opportunity to play these NBA stars is as rare as winning an MVP award.

It’s a dream come true for all the PBA stars to strut their stuff on the floor versus their idols Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul.

The blockbuster two-game series is ushered in by the 7:30 p.m. match between the NBA stars versus the PBA selection today.

“It’s just unbelievable. I still can’t believe these players like Kobe, Durant, Chris Paul and Derrick Rose are coming over. They are probably the best players in the world and to see them live in action would be a thrill to the fans,” said PBA commissioner Chito Salud.

“Our players will have the opportunity to gauge their skills and talent against the NBA stars. Some of them may well be overwhelmed and awed at the start. But as they warm up and play, I expect them to try their best to match up. In general, I see an exciting game,” Salud also said.

“For sure, we’ll be amazed just seeing them in person. How much more playing them? This will really be a memorable experience,” said Yap.

The two-time PBA MVP winner, however, stressed they will show their stuff and not just let the NBA stars run the show.

“We’ll play with pride, and we’ll see how we fare,” said Yap.

“Actually, we PBA players do imagine playing the NBA stars. We’re curious if we can shoot over a Kobe Bryant or if we can stop a Kevin Durant. We have this opportunity to see it now,” Yap added.

“I think one of the purposes why boss MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan) came up with this event is so that we can show to the world the Philippine brand of basketball. We’re taking the challenge,” said LA Tenorio.

“Maybe, it’s like the PBA All Stars; show time at the start then turning into a competitive game later on. But definitely, we’ll not just let ourselves got beat,” Tenorio added.

Tenorio, the Alaska Milk premier playmaker, brims with excitement particularly in getting to match up with Rose and Paul whom he idolizes.

“How I wish I can bring a camera while playing. Nonetheless, I’ll wear my Chris Paul (Nike) shoes and hopefully have it signed by Chris Paul,” said Tenorio.

Some of the local stars have PBA games to play Friday and Sunday but still promise to make the most out of the Ultimate All-Star Weekend.

“I’ll savor the moment,” said Sonny Thoss, the main frontcourt player of the Alaska team playing Talk n Text Friday and Petron Blaze Sunday.

Meralco’s Sol Mercado, Petron’s Arwind Santos and Coca-Cola’s Gary David are thrilled to be in this event.

“I’m super excited I’ll get to play these NBA stars. I’ll have a picture with all of them and I’ll have my jersey signed by all of them,” said Santos, thrilled like a true fan.

“We just watch them on TV. They are future NBA Hall of Famers and we get to play them. It’s really a big source of pride,” said Mercado.

“I’m so happy to make the PBA team and get the chance to play these idols of ours. We’ll get to personally see and feel how really quick, strong and good they are,” said David.

Talk n Text coach Chot Reyes, who helped negotiate with the NBA people, will handle the PBA selection that also includes B-Meg’s Marc Pingris, Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa and JC Intal, Petron’s Alex Cabagnot and Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Talk n Text’s Ryan Reyes, Jason Castro and Larry Fonacier, Air21’s Danny Seigle and Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood.

This marks the first time a group of active NBA players is coming over to play a PBA selection since 1978 when the Washington Bullets included Manila in their world tour after winning the NBA crown over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Source: Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star

NBA stars amazed by warm welcome in Manila

Photo by Yahoo Phils.

MANILA, Philippines – Eight of the nine NBA stars who will throw their basketball-passionate Filipino fans a big treat in the Smart Ultimate All-Star weekend arrived in Manila Friday morning.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant tweeted to say that he would be in Manila Saturday morning as he would be leaving for the US Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant , who just wrapped up his five-city Asia tour for Nike, arrived late Friday from Shanghai in China.

New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul, Washington Wizards’ Javale McGee and Sacramento Kings’ Tyreke Evans all expressed their amazement at the warmest welcome they’ve ever received – and that was just at the airport.

“What a welcome from the fans here in Manila,” said the star playmaker Paul, who planed in with brother C.J., on his Twitter account.

“Shoutout to all my fans in Manila. They all showed me love at the airport,” said the former Rookie of the year Evans.

“So much love on Manila,” said McGee, the runner-up of last season’s slam dunk contest.

And the lanky, high-flying center could not wait to bring, not just his dunking prowess, but his planking act here in Manila – with the jeepney as his first prospect.

“Pierre gon’ plank on one of these,” said McGee, posting a photo of a jeep with the route ‘Guadalupe.’” Planking is a wide spread craze involving lying face down in an unusual location.

Minnesota Timberwolves’ draft pick Derrick Williams, who has not even played a single NBA game yet due to the lockout, was also given a “crazy welcoming” by the fans.

And what was the first thing that the second over-all pick of this year’s draft noticed?

“I saw a 24-hour Shakeys on the way here!” said Williams. “Hopefully they deliver! Best pizza ever.”

Meanwhile, the Thunder’s bearded guard James Harden is already thinking about shopping two hours into his stay.

“Wanting to do some shopping in the Philippines. Any ideas?” Harden said.

The Thunder’s James Harden, Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose and Los Angeles Lakers’ Derek Fisher also arrived for the series of exhibition games to be played at the Araneta Coliseum on July 23 and 24.

The star-studded USA selection will go up against the PBA All-stars on Saturday at 7 p.m., even as they face the Philippine national basketball team on Sunday at 1 p.m.

“I can’t wait to get out on the court tomorrow [Saturday]!” exclaimed Paul.

Source: Celest R. Flores,