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 Jennifer Aniston

February 05, 2011 08:10 PM EST

Jennifer Aniston tried out a “vibrating bra” from none other than Ellen Degeneres on her show. The actress stopped by to talk about her new movie Just Go with It with Adam Sandler and found herself being the guinea pig for Ellen’s new device.

When one goes on The Ellen Show as a guest, it’s almost expected that the host will pull a rabbit out of a hat. Instead of a rabbit, Ellen Degeneres had Jennifer Aniston try out her…well, eh, thing.

In the video below, Jennifer is duped into trying out the strange device, but goes along with it, as she is the consummate sport. A “vibrating bra”? Obviously the Just Go with It star resolved to just go for it.

Ellen, with a straight face tells her about the “vibrating bra,” and the two ladies proceed to install the cups with wires and a control pad into their boob’s attire.

Without warning, Jennifer Aniston is taken by surprise, obviously from the jolt from the darn thing, as Ellen ramps it up. It’s hilarious and classic at the same time.

For a moment Aniston just sits there and takes it in, and even says, “Am I being milked?” Very funny! Ellen obliges here with a coy look as if she were saying, “just go with it, honey and relax”.

story from and video at:  http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979023837

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Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Aniston

February 11th, 1969

2 + 11 +1+9+6+9 = 38 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Breasts.  Bra.

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February 11th, 1969

February 11th

2 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = her personal year (from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.

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February 5th, 2011

It has been announced that actress Tura Satana died yesterday due to heart failure, according to the New York Times. Her age has been debated, some stating she was born in 1935, but her manager confirms she was 72 years old.

“A woman, like my character, was able to show the male species that we’re not helpless and not entirely dependent on them,” Satana quoted in 2008, from EW News Briefs. “People picked up on the fact that women could be gorgeous and sexy and still kick a–.”

Satana, most commonly referred to as the “cult actress,” broke through with film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! in 1965. She has been through two marriages, has two daughters and two sisters, we hear from News Gather. She is also recognized from 1963’s Irma La Douce.

Services are set to take place around Satana’s birthday, July 10, Times also added.

from:  http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/tura-satana-cult-actress-dead-02-05-2011

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Tura Satana was born on July 10th, 1938 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tura_Satana

July 10th, 1938

7 + 10 +1+9+3+8 = 38 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Breasts.

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29 January 2011 Last updated at 18:22 ET

Pro-democracy protesters have not been won over by President Mubarak’s government reshuffle.

The ordered surroundings of the presidential offices where Hosni Mubarak officially appointed Omar Suleiman, his trusted intelligence chief, as his first deputy seemed a far cry from the anger and chaos that was clearly visible on nearby Cairo streets.

While he no doubt hoped his new government would assure demonstrators of his intentions to embrace political reform, as he announced on state television late on Friday, few were convinced by his efforts.

“We are not dying so that he can just make changes to his ministers. We want a real democracy with limited presidential terms. He didn’t listen to the people,” said Mohamed Sadiq who had joined tens of thousands of Egyptians in the crowds in central Tahrir Square.

A student, Yumla, dismissed the elderly Mr Mubarak as hopelessly out of touch with reality.

“All people are against this president and his government and its corruption,” said Yumla. “It’s rubbish. We don’t want it any more and we won’t go home until he goes.”

In recent years, pro-democracy and human rights rallies have tended to draw small numbers of the same familiar faces onto the streets, usually to be crushed with a heavy-handed security response.

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei going to Friday prayers in Giza, Cairo, 28 January 2011

The only solution is to listen to the people… the regime has failed and they need to go”

Mohammed ElBaradei Egyptian opposition leader

Now though, as was recently seen in Tunisia, people are finding relative protection in their large numbers.

What comes next?

If, as they demand, the president steps down and the government should fall, questions loom large about who and what would follow.

As the Jasmine Revolution model shows it can be hard to come up with answers that satisfy the masses.

Years of suppression in Egypt have left a fractious opposition, often divided by personal and ideological rivalries.

If there were free and fair elections, it is widely expected that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood would win.

Officially illegal, but largely tolerated, it is the most well-organised opposition movement with a network of thousands of grassroots members.

It won one-fifth of the seats in parliamentary elections in 2005 – half of those it contested – with its members running as independents.

Mr Mubarak has long raised the spectre of an Islamist takeover of Egypt to scare his international allies against criticising his ruling party’s political tactics.

While the Brotherhood has been careful to take a low-key role in the latest protests, this week a senior leader, Essam El Erian, told the BBC, the West should respect Egyptians’ religious beliefs and aspirations.

A protester reaches out as a soldier holds a child during a demonstration in Cairo, 29 January 2011.
The support of the armed services will be key to the outcome of the crisis

“Islam is compatible with democracy, it is pro the rotation of power, it is pro equal rights and duties for all citizens,” he asserted. “Islam wants a moderate democratic state. You must listen to the people.”

Political solution

In the past year activists have suggested that the former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, could make a suitable, secular transitional leader for Egypt, as he is respected on the world stage.

His sharp criticisms of the Mubarak government since he returned to his home country last year roused many Egyptians who had previously given up on politics.

He has declared that the Muslim Brotherhood should be a political party and worked with them as part of his umbrella group, the National Association for Change, to collect a million signatures for a petition demanding constitutional reforms.

Now watching developments unfold, Mr ElBaradei predicts that the president and his associates will not succeed in hanging on to power.

“The only solution is to listen to the people. The solution is a political solution. The regime has failed and they need to go,” he commented.

Other ideas for future leaders include the head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, formerly a popular foreign minister.

There is also the possibility that the new vice-president, General Suleiman, a military man – as all Egypt’s leaders have been since the king was ousted in 1952 – could be asked to take the reins of power through a turbulent period.

He has the support of the armed services and they will be key to the final outcome of this attempt at a 21st century Egyptian revolution.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12317285

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Omar Suleiman was  born on July 2nd, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Suleiman

July 2nd, 1936

7 + 2 +1+9+3+6 = 28 = his life lesson = Boldness.  Daring.  Fortune favors the bold.  Making the impossible possible.

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Sunday January 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

One of the original health and fitness experts, Jack LaLanne, is dead at 96

Jack LaLanne, America’s most recognized health and fitness expert, died on Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay, California. The health and fitness guru was 96.

Health and fitness guru Jack LaLanne was known by many generations, with The Jack LaLanne Show spawning four decades, from 50s to the 80s. Jack LaLanne and his health and fitness show was a staple on television, as he encouraged many generations to exercise, eat right, and embark on a health and fitness program to stay in shape.

Health and fitness expert Jack LaLanne was known to the more current generation with his multiple appearances on the CNN show Larry King Live and as a spokesperson for health and fitness juices on late night infomercials.

Jack LaLanne started bodybuilding back in the early 1950s, and was performing strength and endurance stunts with regularity, showing that his health and fitness regimen was the motivation for completing the stunts successfully. Jack LaLanne once did over a thousand pushups in just over 20 minutes.

A spokesperson said that Jack LaLanne died due to respiratory complications that arose from his recent bout with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine.

Larry King, who was a close friend of Jack LaLanne, issued a statement on Sunday night.

“There was no one like Jack LaLanne,” King said Sunday night. “He would go on forever … a true guru. I guess Charles Atlas from the old comic books would be the predecessor for Jack LaLanne.”

“Elderly people were encouraged by him because he just kept on going.”

Larry also said that modern health and fitness experts benefited from the example that Jack LaLanne provided.

Elaine LaLanne, health and fitness guru Jack LaLanne’s wife of 51 years, said:

“I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for.”

Health and fitness experts across the world are mourning the loss of the man who was one of the original ambassadors of exercise and health, Jack LaLanne.

 from:  http://greencelebrity.net/2011/01/23/celebrity-death-health-and-fitness-giant-jack-lalanne-dead-at-96/

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Jack LaLanne was born on September 26th, 1914 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_lalanne

September 26th, 1914

9 + 26 +1+9+1+4 = 50 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = The joys of family life.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be. 

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September 26th, 1914

September 26th

9 + 26 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = his personal year (from September 26th, 2010 to September 25th, 2011) = Caring.

38 year + 12 (December) = 50 = his personal month (from December 26th, 2010 to January 25th, 2011) = The joys of family life.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be. 

When his number (50 (9 + 26 +1+9+1+4 = 50)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.  So this was HIS month!!! 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jack LaLanne

 1      1 1    5

 

his soul number = 8 = Strength.

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Susannah York
16 January 2011 Last updated at 10:03 ET

British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer, her son has said.

She appeared in film, TV and theatre during a career which began in the 1960s.

She was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and won a Bafta for the same role.

Her son Orlando Wells told the Telegraph newspaper that she was “an absolutely fantastic mother”.

“She loved nothing more than cooking a good Sunday roast and sitting around a fire of a winter’s evening. In some sense, she was quite a home girl. Both Sasha [Orlando's sister] and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a mother.”

MP and former actress Glenda Jackson, who starred with York in the 1974 production of The Maids, paid tribute, saying her death “came as a big shock”.

“She seemed too young to go,” she added. “We worked very well together.

“It was a very interesting production and she was very easy to work with.”

British film director Richard Bracewell, who worked with York in his first film, The Gigolos, in 2006, described her as “a pussycat”.

“She was an absolute pleasure, a joy to work with, to prepare the film with,” he said.

“But then, like a cat, the moment the camera was on her, the moment the film was turning, she leapt into life and she absolutely grabbed the screen, absolutely electrifying the moment the camera was turning over.”

Holby and CasualtyYork graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1958, winning the Ronson Award for most promising student.

Directed by Sydney Pollack, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? followed the contestants in a gruelling dance marathon and also starred Jane Fonda.

Susannah York received an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

York was apparently angry at having been nominated for the Oscar without being asked, but did attend the ceremony.

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Alice.

News editor at Empire Magazine, Chris Hewitt, said she “came to fame” in Tom Jones, opposite Albert Finney, in 1963, and was “amazing” in The Killing of Sister George in 1968.

More recently, she appeared in the BBC dramas Holby City and Casualty.

In later years she also featured as Superman’s mother in three Superman movies, and wrote two children’s books.

“She was a very versatile actress, she liked to switch roles, and never do the same thing twice,” Hewitt said.

Outside her professional work, she was a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and Mordechai Vanunu, the technician imprisoned for 18 years for revealing Israel’s secret nuclear programme.

BBC News website readers have been sending their memories of Susannah York:

When I was a kid (street urchin) in the 60s she used to live in the same street as me (Seaton Street, Chelsea, now demolished) and on Saturdays I would wash her car, a little Fiat. She would say to me “there are some sweets in the glove compartment” and after I had completed the job (badly) she gave me a fiver, that was a lot of money for a 10-year-old in the 60s, and she was a film star at the time. Lovely lady.

Thomas Casey, London, UK

I had the pleasure of interviewing Susannah York for local radio 96fm many years ago. She was an absolute lady and one of the most gracious guests I have ever met.

Elmarie Tallon, Cork, Ireland

During the making of the Film Gold in the 1970′s I worked for Hemdale Film Distributors in London. Susannah York and Roger Moore would phone our Publicity Department from Pinewood Studios. Susannah always had time for people. An absolutely splendid actress. Sadly missed.

Sally White, Kyle Of Lochalsh, UK

I was so very fortunate to be in The Women with Susannah at The Old Vic. The first time I saw her backstage I realised what star quality was. She glowed. On stage and off, she shone like pure gold.

Calvin Dean, London, UK

I was at school with Susie (Fletcher then) at Wispers School Midhurst Sussex. Remember fondly great giggling together, parents day meeting her mum etc. also seeing her at RADA (my cousin Ken Campbell was a year behind her). Seeing her in a few early stage appearances. Also remember her taking the lead in school play before we knew she would be so famous! So sad to read of her death – when I’m in the UK I see a couple of “old” Wisperians and we often talk about Susie, she will continue to be in our minds for years to come.

Christine Cornfoot/Van Sickle, Erie, Colorado, USA

I was at school in Bedford when a lot of the Battle of Britain dog fight shots were filmed above our school playing fields. I was also in the ATC, (Air Training Corps). Us air cadets were given a free viewing of the film and I fell in love with this wonderful lady. The first time I’d realised that a young boy was close to becoming a man. Have loved her ever since. It’s a sad loss.

Malcolm Woolf, Corby, UK

I met Susannah out dog walking on Clapham Common. She always asked how my fledgling acting career was going and remembered the details of what I had told her with care and interest. Whatever role she was playing she relished and respected and never took her career for granted. A lovely lady. She was so proud of her children and loved her beautiful dog, Oscar.

Andrew Macbean, London, UK

I was Susannah’s stand-in pilot when Gold was being shot in South Africa and fortunately was her size to fit into her bright pink flying suit for the exciting flying sequences being filmed in the Waterberg canyon. Nick Turvey the well-known aerobatic champ did the flying sequences for Roger Moore. I’m saddened to learn of Susannah’s death at so young an age.

Libby Stark, London, UK

I first Ms York when she played Joss, the young woman in ‘The Greengage Summer’ with Kenneth More and Jane Asher. I was very, very impressed with her. I also saw her in Oxford where she appeared in ‘The Wings of a Dove’. After that, I never saw her in a bad film, play or television programme. My only regret is that she did not make more Hollywood films – she should have, and would have been a true ‘star’. I thought her ‘amazingly’ beautiful as a young woman, always an interesting person when interviewed, and someone to be admired and charmed by as she aged. I am happy to learn that she was loved by her children – so many ‘stars’ are not. It is tragic that she died at such a relatively young age.

Charles Jenkins, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

I had the pleasure of bringing breakfast to Susannah on my morning shift as a young boy at Gleneagles hotel in 1969, I was only 15 and taking breakfast to her was a shy moment for me as she was so attractive. She sat up in bed and smiled. She was making a movie with Peter O’ Toole and always left a tip. Rest in peace.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12200725

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Susannah York was born on January 9th, 1939 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susannah_York

January 9th, 1939

1 + 9 +1+9+3+9 = 32 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  Top 10.  First place.  Number 1.  The greatest.  The best.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Trophy.  Awards. 

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1 November 2011      06:19pm

LEONARDO DiCaprio is reportedly dating model Madalina Ghenea.

The 36-year-old actor was spotted entertaining the Romanian-born model and actress over the weekend at his rented mansion in Sydney, where he is staying while filming The Great Gatsby.

Madalina appeared to enjoy herself paddleboarding on the harbour outside the waterfront property before changing in to a bikini to join Leonardo on the balcony, Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper have revealed.

However, she may have some competition as Leonardo has recently been linked to two other models since splitting with Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively – who he had been in a relationship with for five months.

As well as seeing Australia’s Next Top Model contestant Alyce Crawford, Leonardo is also said to have been working his charms on 20-year-old catwalk beauty Kendal Schuler – who recently separated from Australian Celebrity Apprentice contestant Didier Cohen.

A friend of Kendal said: “Leo has told her she can visit any time she likes as long as she keeps it low key. She has taken him up on that opportunity already a couple of times.

“But she isn’t silly – she knows this isn’t serious and she is just enjoying the time with him.”

The renowned Hollywood lothario – who is currently in Sydney shooting Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of The Great Gatsby – is believed to have first met Kendal in Los Angeles and met her again recently when they ran into each other at Sydney nightclub Beach Haus.

The friend added: “They have been in contact since he got here and she has seen him three or four times. He has told her to be very discreet.”

Leonardo has been dating Alyce, 21, for a couple of weeks and has been seeing her during on weekdays after shooting on his new project has wrapped.

A source said: “He texts her when he wants to see her and they hook up a few times a week. They’ve mostly been meeting up during the week. He does other things on weekends.

“She’s been going to his hotel to visit but he is too smart to be seen with her in public.”

from:  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/194982

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Madalina Diana Ghenea was born on August 8th, 1988 according to http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalina_Diana_Ghenea

August 8th, 1988

8 + 8 +1+9+8+8 = 42 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Everybody loves Madalina.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

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Miss America 2011 started with a stage full of 53 contestants at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After the swimsuit, evening gown, talent and interview competitions, there was one woman left standing to inherit the crown from Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron.<BR><BR> Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, was one of the youngest competitors on the show. After being crowned the winner of the 2011 Miss America Pageant, she burst into tears and raised her arms up as Cameron pinned the crown to her head.   <br><br>Follow our galleries on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/NYDNPhotos" target="_blank">@NYDNPhotos</a>.

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 11:24PM EST

A 17-year-old from Nebraska became the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years on Saturday after beating 52 other young women from across the United States.

Teresa Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run with the crown at the competition at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas, giving the Cornhusker State its first-ever win at the pageant.

She was the youngest Miss America since the pageant’s first competition in 1921, when Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000 as first runner-up, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

Ms. Scanlan, a recent high school graduate from the western Nebraska town of Gering, planned to study American politics at Patrick Henry College in Virginia after her reign as Miss America.

She also hoped to attend law school, become a judge and eventually a politician, according to her pageant biography.

Ms. Scanlan won after strutting in a black bikini and a white evening gown, playing “White Water Chopped Sticks” on piano and telling the audience that when it comes to the website Wikileaks, security should come before public access to government information.

“You know when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage, and when it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people’s right to know, because it’s so important that everybody who’s in our borders is safe and so we can’t let things like that happen, and they must be handled properly,” she said.

The contestants – from every state plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico – started the show by dancing up the aisles while wearing silver cocktail dresses.

A panel of seven judges eyed them for looks and fitness. The competition included evening gown, talent and interview portions, with eliminations for 15 finalists, then 12, then 10, five and finally the winner along the way.

The judges had picked Miss Oklahoma Emoly West; Miss Texas Ashley Melnick; Miss Rhode Island Deborah Saint-Vil; Miss Utah Christina Lowe; Miss Washington Jacquie Brown; Miss Arizona Kathryn Bulkley; Miss Virginia Caitlin Uze, and Miss California Arianna Afsar.

Fans voted in Miss New York Claire Buffie and Miss Delaware Kayla Martell.

And in a first-ever twist for the contest, the young women picked two finalists themselves, Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent and Miss Oregon Stephenie Denise Steers.

In her introduction to the audience, Ms. Bulkley dedicated her performance to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last week in Tucson. Ms. Bulkley called Ms. Giffords her mentor.

The pageant celebrated its 90th anniversary this year.

from:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/miss-nebraska-17-wins-2011-miss-america-pageant/article1872010/

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Teresa Scanlan was born on February 6th, 1993 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Scanlan

February 6th, 1993

2 + 6 +1+9+9+3 = 30 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  Luxury.  Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe.  Count your blessings (lest they flee).  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.  Thank you.  Praise the Lord.  Fashion sense.  Best dressed.  Sense of style.  Living a life of luxury.

 

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SDSS composite image showing magnifications (SDSS/M Blanton)

11 January 2011 Last updated at 17:41 ET

Astronomers have released the largest ever colour image of the whole sky, stitched from seven million images, each made of 125 million pixels.

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s latest effort tops its own record, published publicly for professional astronomers and “citizen scientists” alike.

Data from Sloan has helped to identify hundreds of millions of cosmic objects.

The release was announced at the 217th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, US.

Researchers have released an animation on YouTube demonstrating how the incredibly high-resolution image is represented on the celestial sphere.

Michael Blanton, a New York University physicist who presented the work on behalf of the Sloan team, told the conference that it was difficult to overstate the breadth of data Sloan provided.

“There’s something like 3,500 papers that have been written on the basis of this data set,” he said.

“A few dozen of them are being presented right now, this week at this meeting. They cover topics from the very smallest stars to the most massive black holes in the universe.”

Nearly half a billion stars and galaxies have already been discovered and described thanks to Sloan images, and the new release is sure to significantly increase that number.

Sloan data is also behind the Google Sky service, which allows users to scan the heavens in the same way as scanning their local streets, and the Galaxy Zoo project, which has allowed astronomy enthusiasts to characterise galaxies from their own computers.

Digital record

The workhorse behind the data set, a camera comprising 125 million pixels that long held the record for highest-resolution camera in the world, has been retired.

Studies will now focus on spectrometry – unpicking new data on the basis of the colours of light that the upgraded equipment.

They include:

  • the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, which will study the periodic ripples that were left behind in the early days of the Universe
  • the Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration that measures the evidence of small galaxies on the edge of our Milky Way being swallowed up
  • the APO Galactic Evolution Experiment, which will study red giant stars within our Galaxy to better understand the Milky Way’s overall chemical recipe
  • the Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey, which will spot giant planets outside our Solar System in a bid to better model how planets form

But even the data that is already available, thanks to Tuesday’s release, will keep astronomers of both the professional and the amateur variety busy.

“You can compare it to the National Geographic Palomar Survey of the late 1950s,” Dr Blanton said.

“This is something that 50 years later is still a really important reference to astronomers; we use it ourselves to better understand our own images. SDSS is the digital version of that.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12167011

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011

January 11th, 2011

1 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = the life lesson for the release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s data = Unprecedented.  Shocking.  Suprising.  Going where no one has gone before.

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011

January 11th, 2011

January 11th

1 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = the personal year for the release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s data (from January 11th, 2011 to January 10th, 2012) = Unprecedented.  Shocking.  Suprising.  Going where no one has gone before.

16 year + 1 (January) = 17 = the personal month for the release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s data (from January 11th, 2011 to February 10th, 2011) = Stars.  Inspiring.

17 month + 11 (11th of the month on Tuesday January 11th, 2011) = 28 = the personal day for the release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s data = Bold.  Superhuman.  Making the impossible possible.

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Jan 8, 2011 8:41 PM

The identity of the 9-year-old tragically killed in this morning’s deadly rampage is Christina Taylor Greene.

Family says she was vibrant, excited about life, and she was the “best daughter in the world.”

Born on September 11, 2001, Greene was excited about the political process, was on the student government, and went to the Giffords event today to learn more about the political process, family members say.

Greene attended Mesa Verde Elementary School. She was the only girl on the CDO baseball team – she loved the sport, as well as horseback riding and swimming.

from:  http://www.kvoa.com/news/9-year-old-victim-of-deadly-rampage-identified/

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Christina Taylor Greene was born on September 11th, 2001 according to http://www.kvoa.com/news/9-year-old-victim-of-deadly-rampage-identified/

September 11th, 2001

9 + 11 +2+0+0+1 = 23 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Sports.  Athletic.  Athlete.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Christina Taylor Greene

3                           5555

 

how she appeared to the world (CE), who and what she liked (CE), what she must do/had to do (CN), and how she obtained/lost her heart’s desire (CE) all = 35 = Defense.  Shield.  Be on guard.  Don’t let your guard down.

 

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September 11th, 2001

September 11th

9 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 23 = her personal year (from September 11th, 2010 to September 10th, 2011) = Sports.  Athletic.  Athlete.

When her number (23 (her life lesson (September 11th, 2001 (9 + 11 +2+0+0+1 = 23)))) came up, that’s when she got to live/experience what she was here to live/experience.  So this was her year.

23 year + 12 (December) = 35 = her personal month (from December 11th, 2010 to January 10th, 2011) = Be on guard.  Don’t let your guard down.

When her number (35 (how she appeared to the world, who and what she liked, what she must do/had to do, and how she obtained/lost her heart’s desire)) came up, that’s when she got to live/experience what she was here to live/experience.  So unfortunately this was her month.

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Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the first three letters of the name.

Christina Taylor Greene    September 11th, 2001

9 (September) + 3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) + 8 (h is the 8th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 38

So the number 38 ruled her first twenty-seven years of life.

38 = Mom.  Protect me.  Shelter me.  Take care of me.

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January 8, 2011 11:14 p.m. EST

U.S. District Judge John Roll was one of six people killed Saturday in a shooting at an Arizona supermarket, authorities said.

President Barack Obama confirmed Roll’s death in a public statement hours after the shooting, saying Roll had served the legal system for nearly 40 years.

In addition to the six dead, 12 others — including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — were wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a grocery store in Tucson, where the congresswoman was holding a constituent meeting, police said.

A native of Pennsylvania, Roll was a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. He began his career as a bailiff in Pima County Superior Court and rose to be chief judge for the District of Arizona, a position he held since 2006.

“Unfortunately, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said about Roll, describing him as sincere, fair-minded and brilliant.

Roll was nominated by former President George H. W. Bush and joined the court in 1991.

He was recommended for the position by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who released a statement soon after the attack.

“Words are inadequate to express such a profound loss to his family, friends, state and country, but it is appropriate to note that a man of great qualities and character was struck down today, and the wickedness of this atrocity, which included the murder of a small child, has broken the hearts of many and will be mourned for years to come,” said McCain.

Two years ago, Roll received death threats after ruling that a $32 million civil-rights lawsuit could proceed. The lawsuit was filed by illegal immigrants against a rancher in the state.

His ruling led to public outrage from radio talk show hosts and others, and eventually led to threats.

Roll was placed under protection by federal marshals for several weeks, though no charges were ever filed related to the threats.

Roll also received criticism recently when he asked to delay bringing felons to trial in Tucson, citing a judicial emergency. He said in a November letter to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the ever-increasing number of federal felony arrests had overwhelmed his court.

“The addition of what sometimes seems to be an inexhaustible number of law enforcement agents and federal prosecutors in Tucson division has now produced a tsunami of federal felony cases far beyond the management capacity of the four active district judges in Tucson division,” he wrote.

Roll had also been assigned to hear the ethnic studies ban case out of Tucson, according to the lead attorney on the case, Richard Martinez. The case involves a new law banning certain ethnic studies programs in public schools.

Vice President Joe Biden released a statement soon after the shooting in which he praised Roll and called for prayers.

“Chief Judge John Roll was a dedicated jurist whose death is a terrible loss to Arizona and to the country,” said Biden.

“We do not yet know the motivation behind these shootings. But what we do know is that there is simply no justification, no rationale for such senseless and appalling violence in our society.”

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts similarly praised his colleague and called Roll’s death a tragic loss.

“Chief Judge John Roll was a wise jurist who selflessly served Arizona and the nation with great distinction, as attorney and judge, for more than 35 years,” said Roberts. “(His) death is a somber reminder of the importance of the rule of law and the sacrifices of those who work to secure it.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/08/arizona.judge.obit/index.html

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John Roll was born on February 8th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roll

February 8th, 1947

2 + 8 + 1+9+4+7 = 31 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Cacophony.  Disturbance.  Struggles.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Altercation.  Brawl.  Donnybrook.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Disorderly conduct.  Havoc.  Riot.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Free-for-all.  

      

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February 8th, 1947

February 8th

2 + 8 +2+0+1+0 = 13 = his personal year (from February 8th, 2010 to February 7th, 2011) =

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Sunday, January 9th 2011, 4:00 AM

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords miraculously survived a point-blank gunshot to the head as a lone gunman killed six people Saturday during a routine voter meet-and-greet.

Giffords and another 18 people were caught in the fatal fusillade after the cold-blooded killer opened fire without warning outside a Tucson grocery store on a sunny weekend morning.

A 9-year-old girl, a federal judge and a Giffords staffer were among those killed. Giffords and 12 others where wounded in a shooting that shook the nation.

“This is more than a tragedy for those involved,” said President Obama. “It is a tragedy for Arizona and a tragedy for our entire country.”

The shooter – identified as Jared Loughner, 22 – marched up to Giffords around 10 a.m. local time as she spoke to a couple, aimed his handgun and fired from just a few feet away.

Giffords, 40, had a bullet pass completely through her skull before she collapsed in front of her horrified constituents.

The three-term representative was listed in critical condition after undergoing surgery at the University Medical Center in Tucson.

“I’m optimistic about her recovery,” said emergency director Peter Rhee.

Hours later, doctors offered a more sober assessment. “With guarded optimism, I hope that she will survive, but this is a very devastating wound,” said Dr. Richard Carmona, the former surgeon general who lives in Tucson.

Hospital officials said five people were in critical condition, while another five remained in surgery hours after the attack.

Arizona Federal Court Judge John Roll and an aide to the congresswoman, Gabe Zimmerman, were killed. Several other aides were apparently wounded as the gunman sprayed bullets across the L-shaped shopping center.

Loughner was tackled by two of the attendees at the Congress on Your Corner event, and taken into custody. Cops last night were hunting for a man believed to have driven Loughner to the event.

Witnesses said the stone-faced gunman first shot Giffords, who was chatting with a couple from a seat behind a table, before unloading up to as many as 20 shots on the crowd.

“He was going for the congresswoman,” Alex Villec, a 19-year-old volunteer, told the Arizona Daily Star. “A few staff members were caught in the crossfire. … His goal was the congresswoman.”

Giffords had promoted the scheduled public event on her Twitter account shortly before the gunfire started. “My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now,” she advised local voters. “Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind.”

The President labeled the attack “an unspeakable tragedy,” and offered his prayers for Giffords and her family. “Gabby Giffords is a friend of mine,” he said, adding he would provide full federal cooperation to “get to the bottom of” the attack.

Obama also made a personal call to her astronaut husband.

Giffords, a lifelong resident of Arizona, was targeted during her reelection campaign last year by Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and opponents of health care reform. Palin, in identifying 20 vulnerable Democrats, created a map illustrating the targets with a gun sight on each district.

“When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action,” Giffords had said in an interview with MSNBC.

The front door of Giffords’ district office was smashed last March, apparently over her support of the health care bill.

During his campaign to unseat Giffords, Republican challenger Jesse Kelly held events where he urged supporters to help remove the Democrat from office by joining him to shoot a loaded M-16 rifle.

Rep. Steve Israel (D-L.I.) made the connection between the shootings and the nation’s oft-ugly political divide. “This is both a personal tragedy and a tragic reminder that we cannot remain silent when political rhetoric turns violent,” Israel said.

Sen. Chuck Schumer called the attack “an American tragedy.”

Palin was among a plethora of politicians condemning the attack and sending condolences to the Giffords. “My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona,” she said.

Outside Giffords’ office on Capitol Hill, staffers – including one in tears – walked silently into her office. One distraught woman left a bouquet of yellow flowers.

The shooting prompted the postponement of all legislation scheduled to be considered next week in the House of Representatives, including the health care repeal vote.

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011/01/09/2011-01-09_pol_is_blasted_in_savage_shooting_fights_for_life_after_nut_job_in_ariz_kills_6_.html

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Gabrielle Dee Giffords was born on June 8th, 1970 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords

June 8th, 1970

6 + 8 +1+9+7+0 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Cacophony.  Disturbance.  Struggles.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Altercation.  Brawl.  Donnybrook.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Disorderly conduct.  Havoc.  Riot.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Free-for-all.  

      

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Gabrielle Dee Giffords

GDG

  47

 

her salvation/undoing number = DG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Bill Zeller, a fifth-year graduate student in the computer science department, died Wednesday night at age 27 as a result of injuries from a suicide attempt.

Zeller was found in his University apartment by Public Safety officers at about 6 a.m. Sunday, shortly after he attempted to take his own life. Brain damage due to oxygen deprivation left Zeller in a coma at University Medical Center at Princeton until the evening of Jan. 5, when he was removed from life support.

He left behind a 4,000-word suicide note, which began: “I have the urge to declare my sanity and justify my actions, but I assume I’ll never be able to convince anyone that this was the right decision.” In the note, Zeller described how repeated sexual abuse as a young child haunted him for the rest of his life, causing regular nightmares and limiting his ability to connect with others.

“This has affected every aspect of my life,” he wrote. “This darkness, which is the only way I can describe it, has followed me like a fog, but at times intensified and overwhelmed me.”

Zeller published the note on his personal website and e-mailed it to friends Sunday morning. Minutes later, first responders discovered him in his apartment.

According to his note, Zeller never discussed the incidents of his childhood with anyone, including professionals, because he felt unable to fully trust others. He had been seriously contemplating suicide for at least one year and began drafting the note last winter.

Friends and colleagues said they were shocked by the note’s contents.

“Even to us, his closest friends here, we didn’t know about 80 percent of what he wrote in the note or how he was feeling,” said Harlan Yu GS, one of Zeller’s roommates for the past two years. “I never had any hints living with him for a year and half that this was what he was experiencing on a daily basis. That’s why it was so shocking that he could have hid it so well … Reading the note it was in his voice, but the things that he was saying is such a far cry from everything that we knew about him.”

In contrast to the troubled person portrayed in the note, those closest to him remembered Zeller as a brilliant programmer, talented chef, devoted Boston Red Sox fan and someone who put his friends first.

“One of the hardest parts for me to read in all that was the fact that he didn’t seem to see himself as being a good person. He just went out of his way so many times for me that there’s no way you could have faked what he was doing or who he was,” said Joe Calandrino GS, a close friend who worked with Zeller on a number of computer science projects. “He showed a level of caring that I don’t think I see out of most people. And I don’t know how he could have even achieved that.”

While at Princeton, Zeller conducted computer security research at the Center for Information Technology Policy under his adviser Ed Felten, a computer science and Wilson School professor and director of CITP.

During that time, Zeller completed several high-profile projects. He and Felten published research exposing serious security vulnerabilities of websites such as The New York Times, YouTube and ING Direct. Zeller also co-authored an influential paper arguing for increased government transparency online.

When asked to discuss Zeller’s work, however, colleagues focused on the dozens of smaller projects that he completed in the past few years, which ranged from the practical — such as Graph Your Inbox, a tool to analyze and visualize Gmail activity over time — to IsItChristmas.com, which reads “no” 364 days of the year.  

“I think he was just one of the most creative people that I knew,” Yu said. “A lot of the software he did certainly touched millions of people. He was always coming up with ingenious ideas that would often be funny and practical and also useful to those around him.”

“He would come up with an idea and he would dedicate his next week just because he was so motivated and excited about building something that lots of people could use, that people would find useful,” he added.

Before coming to Princeton, Zeller had already established himself as a young star in computer programming.

As a sophomore at Trinity College, where he graduated with honors in computer science in 2006, Zeller created myTunes, a free program that allows music purchased from iTunes to be downloaded to other computers. It was downloaded more than 3 million times.

Other early work included the open-source blogging platform Zempt, which has since been integrated into the widely used Moveable Type blog software.

“Bill’s work really grew out of his basic approach to life and to his interactions with his friends and colleagues, which was to look for concrete things he could do that could help people,” said Felten, who is serving in a yearlong post in Washington as the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist and returned to campus after the incident. On Thursday, Felten published a post in tribute to Zeller on the CITP blog, Freedom to Tinker.

Felten also emphasized Zeller’s commitment to mentoring undergraduates.

“I might not be in computer science but for him. He definitely had a major impact on my life, and I know that he’s had a major impact on a lot of others,” said Jennifer King ’11, who became a close friend of Zeller’s after he advised her work at a campus summer research program. “He’s not someone that I will ever forget because he was so instrumental in directing my life here. He’s not going to disappear into oblivion, which I think is one of the most important signs of a great life.”

According to friends, once Zeller set a goal, he would not rest until he was finished. “Once he decided he wanted to do something, he was almost obsessive with his desire to complete that and see it through,” said Joal Mendonsa, Zeller’s sophomore-year roommate at Trinity. “He basically wrote [myTunes] in a month without really sleeping. He would decide to work out more and would work out every single day for the next seven months.”

In his note, Zeller wrote that intense computer coding allowed him to escape his troubled thoughts for brief periods.

“As a computer scientist, he was an implementer; he was a doer,” King said. “He had this unbelievable creativity that allowed him to come up with crazy ideas, but then he’d actually go and do the crazy ideas, which is something that a lot of people don’t necessarily [do]. Those two qualities aren’t necessarily found in the same person.”

He was also heavily involved in the Graduate Student Government and chaired its facilities committee. “GSG is just one place among many on campus where Bill had many friends and will be missed,” said Kevin Collins, GSG president.

Jeff Dwoskin GS ’10, who co-chaired the facilities committee with Zeller last year, said Zeller’s many contributions included creating a program that tracked University shuttles’ locations and noted whether they were on schedule, a project he completed in a day.

“That was kind of his style, just to do something and make it work in a timeframe that was unbelievable to anyone else. He always impressed us with his ideas and abilities, no matter what the task,” Dwoskin said.

Zeller set himself apart from fellow graduate students in the number of people he reached with his work. “Grad school is the kind of place where you do work that only a few people see or you develop an idea so you can write about it and get it published, but he went the extra step to get things to the public that people used, real tools that had many real users. That’s something that a lot of graduate students can’t say,” said Ari Feldman GS, who worked with Zeller at CITP.

Posts about Zeller’s death on the prominent technology blog Gizmodo and the online community MetaFilter have drawn hundreds of comments, including testimony from those who use his programs.

Despite the positive impact Zeller had on his friends and those who used his programs, he wrote in his note that he chose to end his life to stop hurting those around him, as well as to end 23 years of pain caused by childhood sexual abuse.

“Maybe there’s nothing that could have been done,” said Joseph Hall, a postdoctoral researcher at CITP. “But I like to think in some parallel universe there’s a Bill Zeller out there who found a way to begin to heal himself. It’s a great loss for us.”

University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said that the loss of a community member “reminds us of the importance of being supportive of friends in crisis and making sure that the members of the community are aware of the resources available to them if they find they are in distress.”

Aronson said the University is offering counseling services to those affected by Zeller’s death. There are also many resources available to students who may find themselves in a crisis situation, she added.

Students can reach Counseling and Psychological Services at any time by calling 609-258-3139 at any time. They can also contact Public Safety or reach out to other trusted individuals such as residential college advisers, deans or faculty advisers. The University’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education office can be reached at 609-258-3310.

A memorial service open to members of the University community will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Prospect House. Information about a memorial fund set up in his honor was posted on the University website.

Friends are sharing memories of Zeller at 1000memories.com/billzeller.

from:  http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2011/01/07/27306/

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Bill Zeller was born on October 26th, 1983 according to http://1000memories.com/billzeller/biography

October 26th, 1983

10 + 26 +1+9+8+3 = 57 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.  Heartthrob.  Heartbeat.  Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  Tears.  Tear drops.  Crying.  Weeping.  Loneliness.  Lonesome.  Sadness.  Broken hearted. 

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Vivica A. Fox Is Engaged!

Tuesday January 04, 2011 10:45 AM EST

In true Cougar style, Vivica A. Fox is engaged to Atlanta club promoter Omar “Slim” White.

The actress, 46, who starred in the reality show, The Cougar, received an eight-karat diamond ring from White, 27, over the holidays.

“We did get engaged on Dec. 26,” Fox tells PEOPLE. “And we are very happy!”

“She is over the moon – so excited, so in love,” a source close to Fox tells PEOPLE. “She got the ring while they were staying at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, over the holidays.”

Fox and White, who have been dating more than a year, spent two romantic nights at the oceanfront hotel where they dined, went to the gym and walked along the beach.

“Vivica said she has never been happier and looks forward to living part time in Atlanta where Slim works,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She was working out in the gym and had such a look of happiness and love on her face.”

According to the source, White is a great guy who wants to have kids with Fox.

“They are both eager to start their lives together and have a family,” the source says. “She is so excited; it is heartwarming to be around her.”

This will be the actress’s second marriage. She was divorced from singer Christopher Harvest in 2002.

from:  http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20454689,00.html

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Vivica Anjanetta Fox was born on July 30th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivica_A._Fox

July 30, 1964

7 + 30 +1+9+6+4 = 57 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Heartbreaker.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Vivica Anjanetta Fox

VAF

416

her true character = VA = 41 = Cougar.

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yuan notes
5 January 2011 Last updated at 02:31 ET

The World Bank has issued its first bond denominated in the Chinese currency, joining a small but fast-growing market.

The yuan-denominated bond is being issued to promote the use of the Chinese currency in international markets.

It will raise 500m yuan ($76m; £49m).

Other bodies, including the Asian Development Bank, and firms such as McDonald’s and Caterpillar have issued yuan bonds.

China’s stake in the World Bank, which gives financial and technical assistance to developing countries, is set to increase.

It could eventually see China as the third-largest stakeholder in the lender after the US and Japan.

Doris Herrera-Pol, the global head of capital markets at the World Bank, said: “This is a landmark transaction for the World Bank as it is the first World Bank issuance in RMB (yuan), and signals the strong interest of the World Bank in supporting the development of the RMB market.”

The market in Hong Kong for yuan-denominated bonds started just over three years ago.

In September last year, the Chinese government itself started issuing bonds in its currency, also known as the renminbi, there.

Hong Kong, although part of China, has a well-developed and more open financial market and is a conduit between China and the capitalist developed world.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117280

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Wednesday January 5th, 2011

January 5th, 2011

1 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = the life lesson of the World Bank issuing bond denominated in Chinese yuan = Opportunities.  Prosperity.  Coincidences (God-incidences).  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Rolling the dice.  Taking your chances.  Things fall into place.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  When luck offers a finger, one must take the whole hand.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  A turn for the better/worse.  Ups and downs.  You win some, you lose some.  Twist of fate.  Reversal of fortune.  Easy come, easy go.  Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.        


 

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January 5th, 2011

January 5th

1 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = the bond denominated in Chinese yuan’s personal year (from January 5th, 2011 to January 4th, 2012) = Opportunities.  Prosperity.  Coincidences (God-incidences).  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Rolling the dice.  Taking your chances.  Things fall into place.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  When luck offers a finger, one must take the whole hand.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  A turn for the better/worse.  Ups and downs.  You win some, you lose some.  Twist of fate.  Reversal of fortune.  Easy come, easy go.  Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.        

10 year + 1 (January) = 11 = the bond denominated in Chinese yuan’s personal month (from January 5th, 2011 to February 4th, 2011) = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity. 

11 month + 5 (5th of the month on Wednesday January 5th, 2011) = 16 = the bond denominated in Chinese yuan’s personal day = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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File:Salmaan Taseer October 29, 2009 Lahore.jpg

4 January 2011 Last updated at 17:54 ET

The influential governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has died after being shot by one of his bodyguards in the capital, Islamabad.

Mr Taseer, a senior member of the Pakistan People’s Party, was shot when getting into his car at a market.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the guard had told police that he killed Mr Taseer because of the governor’s opposition to Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Many were angered by his defence of a Christian woman sentenced to death.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani declared three days of national mourning and ordered flags lowered to half-mast. He also ordered an immediate inquiry into Mr Taseer’s killing and appealed for calm.

PPP supporters wept and shouted in anger as the governor’s coffin was put into an ambulance and driven away from a hospital in Islamabad.

Dozens took to the streets in Punjab’s capital, Lahore, burning tyres and blocking traffic. There were also protests in the central city of Multan.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the assassination, saying Mr Taseer’s death was “a great loss”.

“I had the opportunity to meet Governor Taseer in Pakistan and I admired his work to promote tolerance and the education of Pakistan’s future generations,” she said.

“The United States remains committed to helping the government and people of Pakistan as they persevere in their campaign to bring peace and stability to their country.”

It is the most high profile assassination in Pakistan since the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the PPP’s leader, in 2007.

‘Voice of courage’

Mr Taseer, 66, was shot repeatedly at close range by his Elite Force guard as he got into his car at the Kohsar Market, a shopping centre in Islamabad popular with Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis, Mr Malik said.

Salman Taseer
Salman Taseer was politically close to the president

“The governor fell down and the man who fired at him threw down his gun and raised both hands,” Ali Imran, a witness, told Reuters news agency.

One doctor told the Associated Press that Mr Taseer was shot 26 times. The suspect was carrying a sub-machine gun.

Unconfirmed reports say up to five other people were also wounded when Mr Taseer’s other bodyguards opened fire following the attack.

It is believed Mr Taseer had been returning to his car after meeting a friend for lunch at a nearby restaurant. He had previously been to the presidential palace, the Senate and the interior ministry.

Analysis

M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad

The assassination of Salman Taseer once again highlights Pakistan’s unending troubles. His death has left the country in shock at a time when it faces an imminent political crisis.

On the face of it, the assassination appears to be an individual act of a police guard in Mr Taseer’s security detail.

But the timing holds deeper implications for the government, which is struggling to shore up political support to maintain a majority in parliament. Whether it gets this support will be decided by one of two major political forces of Punjab – the opposition PML-N and the PML-Q parties. The assassination has the potential to upset these negotiations.

At a news conference, Mr Malik said: “The police guard who killed him says he did this because Mr Taseer recently defended the proposed amendments to the blasphemy law.

“This is what he told the police after surrendering himself.

“But we are investigating to find out whether it was his individual act or whether someone else was also behind it,” he added.

Mr Taseer made headlines recently by appealing for the pardon of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who had been sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

Friends of the governor say he knew he was risking his life by speaking out.

He wrote on Twitter on 31 December: “I was under huge pressure sure 2 cow down b4 rightist pressure on blasphemy. Refused. Even if I’m the last man standing.”

Asked earlier that month by the BBC Urdu Service about fatwas, or religious decrees, issued against him in Pakistan, he criticised the “illiterate” clerics responsible.

“They issued fatwas against Benazir [Bhutto] and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto [her father, an executed former president], and even the founder of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. I do not care about them,” he added.

A man identified as Malik Mumtaz Hussein Qadri is driven away by police after the killing
A man identified as the suspected assassin was photographed being driven from the scene

The interior minister later identified the murder suspect as Malik Mumtaz Hussein Qadri, who he said had escorted the governor from the city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday as he had done on five or six previous occasions.

Mr Qadri was 26 years old and from Barakhao, a town on the outskirts of Islamabad, he added. He was recruited as a police constable, and transferred to the Elite Force after commando training in 2008.

“Salman Taseer is a blasphemer and this is the punishment for a blasphemer,” Mr Qadri said in comments broadcast on Dunya television.

Mr Malik said Mr Taseer’s Elite Force security detail was provided by the Punjab government, and that its members had been thoroughly screened. However, they have all now been detained and are being questioned.

Pakistan assassinations and attempts

January 2011 – The governor of Punjab province, Salman Taseer, is shot dead by one of his bodyguards in Islamabad

February 2010 – Gunmen shoot at Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, leader of the Awami Muslim League (AML), in Rawalpindi

September 2009 – Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi is wounded and his driver killed in a gun attack in Islamabad

September 2008 – Shots are fired at the motorcade of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as it travels to Islamabad’s airport

December 2007 – Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is killed in a suicide attack when leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi

“He was a very good friend, a politician and a businessman. He was a national hero,” Rehman Malik added.

Human rights workers said Pakistan had been robbed of a rare voice of courage, who championed women’s rights and supported minorities.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad says Mr Taseer, a close associate of President Asif Ali Zardari, was one of Pakistan’s most important political figures and his death will further add to instability in the country.

The PPP-led government is facing a crisis that erupted after its junior coalition partner, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), quit on Sunday. Mr Taseer had said it would survive.

“Prezdnt Zardaris total support of PM has once again silenced rumours of split in PPP top leadership. Govt is here till 2013,” was the last tweet he wrote on Tuesday.

Shortly before Mr Taseer’s death, the opposition Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had announced that it would not demand a vote of no confidence in Mr Gilani because to do so would exacerbate instability.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12111831

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Salman Taseer was born on June 12th, 1946 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Taseer

6 + 12 +1+9+4+6 = 38 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Protection.  Body guard.  Take care of me.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Salman Taseer

113415 211559        38

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Protection.  Body guard.  Take care of me.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011; 6:10 PM

ESPN fired veteran play-by-play announcer Ron Franklin on Tuesday, four days after Franklin referred to a female colleague as “sweet baby” and followed that up with an expletive after she objected.

Franklin, who has called games for the sports cable network since 1987, was due to broadcast the Fiesta Bowl game on ESPN’s radio network Saturday, but he was yanked off the air by as a result of the run-in on Friday with sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards during an off-air encounter.

Franklin, 68, apologized on Monday for his remarks to Edwards, but to no apparent avail.

The incident is the latest in a long string of episodes in which ESPN hosts have demeaned or engaged in sexually harassing behavior toward the Disney-owned network’s female employees.

Baseball analyst Harold Reynolds was fired in 2006 after being accused of harassment by a female employee. Steve Phillips, another baseball analyst, lost his job in 2009 as a result of an affair with a much younger production assistant who disclosed the relationship to Phillips’s wife after he sought to break it off. In 2007, a makeup artist working on the since-canceled show “Cold Pizza” sued the program’s co-hosts, alleging they groped and harassed her. (The suit was thrown out.)

Last year, former Washington Post sports columnist Tony Kornheiser, co-star of the popular ESPN show “Pardon the Interruption,” was suspended for critical comments he made on his local radio program about “SportsCenter” host Hannah Storm’s clothes.

Franklin reportedly addressed another sideline reporter, Holly Rowe, as “sweetheart” during a 2005 broadcast. He later apologized to Rowe.

That incident prompted ESPN ombudsman George Solomon to observe at the time: “Play-by-play commentators need to take sideline reporters – many of whom are women – more seriously. So does ESPN, which needs to give these reporters more airtime and more serious issues to address.”

In a statement Monday about Franklin, ESPN said, “We’re not going to get into specifics other than to say adhering to our personal-conduct policies and showing respect for colleagues are of the utmost importance to our company and we take them extremely seriously.”

The network also issued a statement from Franklin, saying: “I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry. I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.”

ESPN dealt with dozens of sexual harassment incidents in the first two decades after its founding in 1979, according to “ESPN: The Uncensored History,” a book by New York Times sportswriter Mike Freeman that was published in 2000. Among those disciplined, according to the book, was “Monday Night Football” announcer Mike Tirico, who in 1992 was suspended for unwelcome advances toward another employee.

Despite its track record, ESPN is no more hospitable to harassing behavior than other male-dominated workplaces, said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Sport in Society program at Northeastern University.

“I hate to single out ESPN for having a dysfunctional culture,” Lebowitz said. “It just mimics an inherent ill in our society. It’s more a reflection of overall societal behavior where women are mistreated in the workplace. Whether it’s the investment industry or the entertainment industry or something else, it’s across the board. It just seems more sensational at ESPN because they’re a very public entity.”

Added Lebowitz, “There’s still an awful long way to go in terms of teachable moments for men to understand proper workplace conduct and to treat women as equals.”

At the very least, he said, ESPN “has sent a message” that such conduct won’t be tolerated, by firing or suspending employees whose behavior crossed the line.

The Franklin-Edwards exchange came before the Florida State-South Carolina game. Franklin was talking with two fellow announcers, Rod Gilmore and Ed Cunningham, about Gilmore’s wife, Marie, who was elected mayor of Alameda, Calif., in November.

When Edwards tried to join the conversation, Franklin allegedly responded, “Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweet cakes?” according to the Web site Sportsbybrooks.com, which first reported the incident. (Edwards later told USA Today that Franklin used the term “sweet baby.”)

When Edwards objected to Franklin’s comment, Franklin allegedly responded, “Okay then, [expletive].”

After senior executives learned of the comments, ESPN tried to pull Franklin off the game but couldn’t find a replacement for him in time. He and Edwards worked together that night without apparent incident. He was replaced the next night on the radio broadcast of a second college game.

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/04/AR2011010404164.html

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Parting won’t be sweet sorrow for the ESPN announcer who was dropped today after insulting a female colleague.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told USA TODAY’s Game On! blog today that Ron Franklin is out after a 25-year career because of his actions toward fellow announcer Jeannine Edwards last week during bowl game preparations.

“Based on what occurred last Friday, we have ended our relationship with him,” Krulewitz said.

Franklin issued an apology to Edwards through an ESPN spokesman for calling her “sweet baby” and then, when she objected, amending it to “a–hole.”

“I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry,” Franklin said in a statement. “I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.”

Franklin joined ESPN in 1987.

from:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/01/espn-fires-ron-franklin/1?csp=hf

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Ron Franklin was born on February 2nd, 1942 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Franklin

February 2nd, 1942

2 + 2 +1+9+4+2 = 20 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Conscience.  Resolutions.  Turning point.  Judgement.  Forgiveness.  Atonement.  Repentance.  Penance.  Contrition.  Reparations.  Making amends.  Restitution.  Pardon.  Clemency.  Reprieve.  Confirm.  Approve.  Recommend.  Appeals.  Resolutions.  Final decision.  Final answer.  Court.  Accuse.  Accusations.  Charges.  Plea.  Bail.  Trial.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Sentencing.  Judges.  Adjudicate.  Preside.  Confession.  Admission.  Contrite.  Guilt.  Punishment.  Censure.  Castigate.  Chastise.  Reprimand.  Admonish.  Sanctions.  Expulsion.  Terminate.  Yank. 

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January 4th, 2011

Bill Erwin, an actor best known for his role on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” died on December 29 in Studio City. California. He was 96.

According to Hollywood Reporter, he died of age-related causes.

Erwin, who got an Emmy nod for playing the character named Sid Fields on “Seinfeld,” was also known for playing Arthur the Bellman in the movie “Somewhere In Time” in 1980. The film was a romantic drama that starred Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. He also appeared in several television commercials.

Aside from being a screen actor, Erwin was also a stage actor. He worked on Broadway, at the Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse and Theater 40 in Beverly Hills. He is survived by his sister Mary Gene Cosper; his four children Mike, Timothy, Lindsey and Kelly; and eight grandchildren.

Read more: http://thenewschronicle.com/seinfeld-actor-bill-erwin-dies/0104010670/#ixzz1A3sLCqZe

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Bill Erwin, a character actor best known for playing an irascible old man on a “Seinfeld” episode, has died of natural causes aged 96.

He died December 29 in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City, coincidentally near the old “Seinfeld” production lot. Erwin received an Emmy nomination for his turn as Sid Fields, an embittered man whom Jerry Seinfeld’s character volunteers to look after – but then loses – in an episode involving flying dentures, a giant goitre and a Senegalese housekeeper.

He also played Arthur the Bellman in the 1980 film “Somewhere in Time,” a time-traveling romantic drama starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Erwin returned many times to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich., the film’s setting, to participate in annual fan celebrations.

The Texas native had a long career on stage, working on Broadway and locally in southern California. Among his numerous TV commercials was a Dreyer’s Ice Cream spot in which he played an old man notified by his wife that “Dessert’s ready, it’s Dreyer’s Ice Cream.” That prompted Erwin’s chair-bound character to leap up and break dance.

He was also a self-taught cartoonist whose work was published in the New Yorker, Playboy and Los Angeles magazine. He is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.

from:  http://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/seinfeld-actor-bill-erwin-dies-at-96-2011-01-04-1.337752

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Bill Erwin was born on December 2nd, 1914 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Erwin

December 2nd, 1914

12 + 2 +1+9+1+4 = 29 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Participation.  Participant.

 

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Monday, January 03, 2011
Ahead of his wedding on January 10, actor Imran Khan will host a mehendi-cum-reception party to which he has invited all his leading ladies apart from other Bollywood A-listers.

The actresses are really going out of their way to be a part of it except for Katrina and Sonam who have dropped out due to prior work commitments.

Imran is all set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend and fiancee Avantika Malik on January 10.

The wedding party has been planned for January 8. Sources close to the actor said Imran wants to invite all his friends to be part of the celebrations.

“The invitations have reached everyone and the guest list is quite a long one. Imran wanted to invite all the leading ladies of his films to be part of the most important day of his life. Unfortunately, Katrina Kaif will shoot with Imran for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan only till January 6. She will not attend his party, as she has some work commitments.

Also Sonam Kapoor, Imran’s I Hate Luv Storys co-star, is also flying out of the country to start shooting for Thank You and hence will not attend his party.

However, Genelia D’souza, the actor’s first co-star, is in town, so she will attend the party. Kareena Kapoor his co-star in Short Term Shaadi, is currently taking a break from her work schedule to be with Saif but she too will cut short her vacation to attend the bash.

Kareena, who was initially scheduled to return only around January 14, wants to be with Imran on his big day.

Deepika Padukone, Imran’s ‘Break Ke Baad’ co-star, is vacationing in UK and she too will cut short her vacation to attend his party in Mumbai, sources close to the actor said.

Read more at: http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_Story.aspx?id=ENTEN20110165317&keyword=&subcatg=&cp

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Imran Khan was born on January 13th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imran_Khan_(actor)
January 13th, 1983
January 13th
1 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 17 = his personal year (from January 13th, 2010 to January 12th, 2011) = Inspiring.
17 year + 12 (December) = 29 = his personal month (from December 13th, 2010 to January 12th, 2011) = Coordinating.
29 month + 8 (8th of the month on January 8th, 2011 (the day of his party)) = 37 = Deeply emotional.  Heart-centered leader.  A real ladies man.
29 month + 10 (10th of the month on January 10th, 2011 (his wedding)) = 39 = his personal day = Commitments.  Nice.  Ideal.  Perfect.  Romantic.
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Avantika Malik was born on July 18th, 1986 according to http://people.maxabout.com/profile/avantika-malik/101320
July 18th, 1986
7 + 18 +1+9+8+6 = 49 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Sweetheart.

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12.29.10, 08:55

Avi Cohen, one of the greatest soccer Israeli soccer players of all time, died at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center overnight Wednesday at the age of 54.

Cohen, the former captain of Israel’s national team, was critically wounded last week when a commercial vehicle hit his moped near Ramat Gan’s financial district. Physicians declared Cohen brain dead on Tuesday, but his family, at the advice of a number of rabbis, decided not to disconnect him from life support. His heart stopped beating in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Since Cohen was admitted last week, dozens of soccer players, coaches, friends and fans flocked to the hospital.

The license of the driver who hit Cohen has been suspended for 60 days. He told police that he did not veer from his lane and that Cohen apparently rammed into the rear-view mirror of his vehicle.

Over the past few years Cohen served as the head of the Israeli soccer players’ association. The sweeper began his career with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and in 1979 he was transferred to Liverpool FC, which at the time was one of the best teams in the world.

While playing for the English powerhouse Cohen won a league championship and a European championship. After another stint with Maccabi TA, Cohen joined Glasgow Rangers in 1987, but he returned to Maccabi in 1989.

The casket containing Cohen’s body will be on display at Ramat Gan Stadium beginning at 11:30 am. The funeral will be held at 2 pm at the Ramat Hasharon cemetery.

from:  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4005986,00.html

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Avi Cohen was born on November 14th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi_Cohen

November 14th, 1956

11 + 14 +1+9+5+6 = 46 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Making history.

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28 December 2010 Last updated at 11:05 ET

The American economist credited with bringing about lower fares for airline passengers has died at the age of 93.

Alfred E Kahn was best known as the architect of airline deregulation in the United States, a process that started during President Carter’s administration in the late 1970s.

However, it also led to financial problems for some established airlines.

Alfred E Kahn was for many years a professor of economics at Cornell University in New York State.

He believed passionately that the managements of public utilities should make their own decisions about prices and levels of services free from interference by governments and bureaucrats.

He was instrumental in garnering the support needed to push through the US Airline Deregulation act of 1978 during the Carter administration.

The Act stripped away an elaborate 40-year-old system of controls that meant all decisions by airlines on ticket prices and routes were subject to approval by a government agency.

Deregulation rapidly led to massive cuts in air fares, along with wholesale and sometimes painful reorganisation of the US airline industry.

Some famous names in American aviation, such as Pan Am, disappeared entirely as they failed to adapt to the new era.

Others, such as United and American, went through repeated bankruptcies as they struggled to bring costs down. Meanwhile, salaries and benefits for staff at established carriers were seriously eroded.

Professor Kahn is widely seen as the architect of low cost airlines. His reforms made it possible for budget airlines in the US, such as Southwest and Jetblue, to offer no-frills service at massively lower prices than traditional carriers.

This model has been widely copied elsewhere in the world, with the new generation no-frills low-price carriers now entrenched in Europe and Asia, as well as the US.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12085444

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Alfred Edward Kahn was born on October 17th, 1917 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Kahn

October 17th, 1917

10 + 17 +1+9+1+7 = 45 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Common sense [approach to life].

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October 17th, 1917

10 + 17 = 27 = his core number = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Inventor.  Start.  Begin.  Usher in.  Initiate.  Debut.  Groundbreaking.

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using

the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Alfred Edward Kahn

136954 545194 2185        72

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = 72 = Frugal.  Thrifty.  Economical.  No frills. 

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Wed, 29 Dec 07:46:30 2010

The contest between the two top teams in the world is heating up, and some of it is boiling over, with Paul Harris alleging that “it must have been something personal [said by Sreesanth] for Graeme Smith to react the way he did”.

The incident Harris talked about was when Smith was seen pointing his bat at Sreesanth, and sharing stern words.

It came three balls after Sreesanth had hit Smith on the finger with a sharp delivery, and there seemed to have been words exchanged then.

Harris, however, made the allegation in the good faith that Smith doesn’t react on the field unless a personal comment is made to him.

“For Grame to act the way he did – we all know Graeme really well – he doesn’t react to situations like that,” Harris said.

“If it was personal – and I have heard it was – I think we should cut that out of the game.

“I know Sreesanth has said a few personal things on the field, which is not great and we don’t condone that.

If he wants to do that, he can do that.

It must have been something personal for Graeme to react the way he did.” This was not the first time that words had been exchanged in this series.

It was not even the first time on this particular day, for that matter.

When Zaheer Khan came out to bat and swung and missed twice, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Smith were in his ear.

When Ishant Sharma got out, the umpires were not sure he had done so to a legitimate delivery, and Ishant waited next to the South African huddle for the third umpire to relay his verdict.

There were words spoken then too, and Ishant was seen turning back and responding to what looked like a verbal send-off.

VVS Laxman was quick to mention the earlier incidents when the Smith-Sreesanth run-in was brought up, but also sought to play things down.

“I am not sure what happened but saying that, it’s a series between two top teams,” he said.

“In a keen tussle like that, it is bound to happen.

It’s not only when Sreesanth said something to Smith, but even their bowlers came at us hard.

It’s bound to happen because both the teams want to win this game badly.

[These things happen] when the intensity at which the game is played is high.” Harris seemed to be in agreement with the intensity, but repeated the bit about getting personal.

“The game has been played in very good spirit,” he said.

“It’s No.

1 v No.

2.

Every now and then it will boil over, it’s Test cricket.

That’s what people want to see.

Even we want to see it played hard on the field, but not getting personal.

That’s where we draw the line, it’s a fine line.”

from:  http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29122010/28/sreesanth-smith-sparks.html

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Indian bowlers were right on track with speedster Zaheer Khan coming into action at the right time, getting Mark Boucher out. The South African tail was exposed to the Indian battery in the first session of play itself, putting them within touching distance of a historic win.

Prior to this, Harbhajan Singh had sent tremors down the South African dressing room as he claimed AB de Villiers before he could offer any resistance to the Indian charge. With half of the South African team back into the pavilion, India sniffed victory on the penultimate day of the Test while the home team desperately looked for a big partnership that would save the match.

This came after Sreesanth spit fire at the South African resistance to get the most dangerous man in their squad, Jacques Kallis (17), out cheaply with a brilliant delivery. The fall saw the morning session tilt slightly in India’s favour with four wickets in their bag.

Weather gods had the final say on Day 3 of the Durban Test as the South African scorecard read 111/3 at stumps due to bad light. Needing 192 more runs to win, the duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis held fort and would have hoped to start the penultimate day of the Test without losing their wickets cheaply. However, the visitors had other plans, with the aim of levelling the series and retaining their supremacy in Tests.

Scorecard: India Vs South Africa»

In the last session of play on Tuesday, Sreesanth had come up with his second wicket of the innings to send the SA top-order packing. He claimed the crucial wicket of danger man Hashim Amla for a paltry 16 and with the third wicket’s fall, Indian camp had an understandable bounce in their step.

Earlier, Alviro Petersen could not continue for long in front of a disciplined Indian bowling battery and succumbed to Harbhajan Singh at a score of 26 runs. The fall of the second wicket opened the floodgates for Proteas top order and the Indians were offered a window of opportunity to seal the second Test.

Sreesanth drew first blood in the final innings, claiming South African captain Graeme Smith (37), bringing an end to a solid first wicket stand. The partnership gave the home team an upper hand in the early proceedings with two days of the match to spare.

The strike came just before tea time on Day 3, resulting in the South African scorecard reading 70/1 with Petersen giving company to Hashim Amla.

Yesterday, it was heartbreak for VVS Laxman as he was the last man to fall just at the brink of a well deserved century (96) as an outside edge flew into the hands of Mark Boucher, ending the Indian innings at 228 runs.

from:  http://cricket.zeenews.com/IndvsSA10/story.aspx?nid=34786

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Sreesanth was born on February 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sreesanth

February 6th, 1983

2 + 6 +1+9+8+3 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation. 

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February 6th, 1983

February 6th

2 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from February 6th, 2010 to February 5th, 2011) = Be fair.

11 year + 12 (December) = 23 = his personal month (from December 6th, 2010 to January 5th, 2011) = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Athlete.  Sports.  Yelling.  Temper tantrums.

23 month + 29 (29th of the month on Wednesday December 29th, 2010) = 52 = his personal day = Sarcasm.  Harsh words.

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Dec 27, 2010, 05.29pm IST

Do you believe that your bedroom life is on an all time high, thanks to the immense knowledge you have about sex? Well, we bring you seven never-heard-before facts about the ‘S’ word, which are sure to leave you thinking…

1. Globally, lovers are having sex 139 times a year. The French are the lovemaking pacesetters, according to the Durex Global Sex Survey 2002, coming in at 167 times each 365 days.

2. Condoms are biodegradable — some of them. Lambskin and latex condoms are biodegradable, but polyurethane condoms aren’t.

3. Sex-enhancing CDs are being sold for setting the mood. Try some classical options to rock your world: Shacking Up to Chopin, Making Out to Mozart and Bedroom Bliss with Beethoven are available.

4. Don’t douche — it’s not recommended anymore. Douching washes away the healthy bacteria in the vagina and alters the natural, healthy pH level. The practice can actually lead to the spread of infections in the reproductive organs.

5. Sex with a celebrity is the No. 1 fantasy worldwide. That’s according to the recent Durex survey, which also found that four in 10 people have fantasized about sex with their best friend’s partner!

6. Believe it – blue balls are for real. The discomfort is caused when more blood flows into the penis than out. The uneven blood flow causes an increase in the volume of blood trapped in the genitals and contributes to the penis becoming erect and the testicles becoming engorged with blood.

7. It could take eight months for a couple to conceive. So you might not get a baby off the bat, but the wait can be more than worthwhile. At least a year should go by before you fret about your fertility.

Read more: ‘Sex-facts’ you never knew! – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/man-woman/Sex-facts-you-never-knew/articleshow/5144328.cms#ixzz19OLUj8Km

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December 27th, 2010
12 + 27 +2+0+1+0 = 42 = Sex.  Having sex.
 
December 27th, 2010
12 + 27 = 39 = Romance.  Romantic.

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Dec 27, 2010 4:44 am PST

Teena Marie’s last album, “Congo Square,” was titled after a historical meeting place for slaves in New Orleans, featured a tribute to Martin Luther King’s widow and also song “Black Cool,” written for President Barack Obama.No matter that Marie, 54, was white. The R&B legend revered and fully immersed herself in black culture — and in turn was respected and adored by black audiences, not only for her immense soulful talents, but for her inner soul as well.

“Overall my race hasn’t been a problem. I’m a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what’s in your own soul,” she told Essence.com in an interview last year while promoting “Congo Square.” That album would turn out to be her last.

The self-proclaimed “Ivory Queen of Soul,” whose many classic hits included “Lovergirl,” Square Biz” and the scorching duet “Fire and Desire” with mentor Rick James, was found dead in her Pasadena home on Sunday at the age of 54. Authorities said her death appeared to be of natural causes.

In an interview with The Associated Press last year, Teena Marie said she had successfully battled an addiction to prescription drugs; she had been performing over the last year.

“The enduring influence of Teena’s inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant song-writing, showmanship and high energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul,” said Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey; Concord’s Stax Records released her last album.

“We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world.”

Marie certainly wasn’t the first white act to sing soul music, but she was arguably among the most gifted and respected, and was thoroughly embraced by black audiences, and beyond.

Even before she started her musical career, she had a strong bond with the black community, which she credited to her godmother. She gravitated to soul music and in her youth decided to make it her career.

Marie made her debut on the legendary Motown label back in 1979, becoming one of the very few white acts to break the race barrier of the groundbreaking black-owned record label that had been a haven for black artists like Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye.

The cover of her debut album, “Wild and Peaceful,” did not feature her image, with Motown apparently fearing black audiences might not buy it if they found out the songstress with the dynamic, gospel-inflected voice was white.

“(Motown founder Berry) Gordy) said that is was so soulful that he wanted to give the music an opportunity to stand on its own merit. Instead of my face, they put a seascape, so by the time my second album came out people were like, Lady T is White?” she told Essence.com.

Marie was the protege of the masterful funk wizard James, with whom she would have long, turbulent but musically magical relationship.

Marie notched her first hit, “I’m A Sucker for Your Love,” with the help of James on that album. But the time her second album was released, her face was known — and on the cover of the record. But there was not a backlash — she would only get more popular on her way to becoming one of R&B’s most revered queens. During her tenure with Motown, the singer-songwriter and musician produced passionate love songs and funk jam songs like “Need Your Lovin’,” “Behind the Groove.”

Marie’s voice was the main draw of her music: Pitch-perfect, piercing in its clarity and wrought with emotion, whether it was drawing from the highs of romance or the mournful moments of a love lost. But her songs, most of which she had a hand in writing, were the other major component of her success.

Tunes like “Cassanova Brown” “Portuguese Love” and “Deja Vu (I’ve Been Here Before)” featured more than typical platitudes on love and life, but complex thoughts with rich lyricism. “Deja vu” was a song about reincarnation.

And “Fire and Desire,” a duet with James about a former couple musing about their past love, was considered a musical masterpiece and a staple of the romance block on radio stations across the country.

Marie left Motown in 1982 and her split became historic: She sued the label and the legal battle led to a law preventing record labels from holding an artist without releasing any of their music.

She went to Epic in the 1980s and had hits like “Lovergirl” and “Ooo La La La” but her lasting musical legacy would be her Motown years.

Still, she continued to record music and perform. In 2004 and 2006 she put out two well-received albums on the traditional rap label Cash Money Records, “La Dona” and “Sapphire.”

James, who had a romantic relationship with Marie but also a long friendship, died in 2004. His death shook her so she said she became addicted to Vicodin, which she had been taking for pain, for about a year.

But Marie said she successfully battled that addiction.In 2008, she talked about her excitement of being honored by the R&B Foundation.

Marie was the mother of a teenage daughter who was budding singer; she would sometimes bring her daughter onstage to sing during her shows.

In 2009, she celebrated 30 years in the recording industry, and planned for many more.

“All in all, it’s been a wonderful, wonderful ride,” she told The Associated Press in 2008. “I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”

 from:  http://new.music.yahoo.com/various-artists/news/teena-marie-known-as-ivory-queen-of-soul-dies–62008336

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Teena Marie was born March 5th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teena_marie

March 5th, 1956

3 + 5 +1+9+5+6 = 29 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Duet.  Collaborate.  Collaboration. 

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***   The following is by astrologer ALEX MILLER from:  http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2010/12/astrology-of-santa/   ***

The astrology of Santa Claus - The Visit of St. Nicholas

The astrology of Santa Claus? (Now that would be a great chart to have!) Not exactly, but there’s an asteroid namesake of the jolly old elf himself, just as spritely and mysterious as the original.

Discovered 26 August 1933 by Eugene Delporte at the Belgian Royal Observatory in Uccle, Santa is just one of 66 asteroids to this famed astronomer’s credit (Delporte later had a lunar crater named in his honor in recognition of his contributions). This chunk of cosmic debris was actually named by the Italian who computed its orbit, and is not intended as the celestial namesake of jolly old St. Nicholas, but rather the generic feminine form of “Saint” in Italian, also meaning “holy, sacred, or blessed.” However, like so many of its fellows, asteroid Santa has an alternate usage, and in this case a decidedly Kris Kringle bent, appearing prominently in the charts of individuals who have been instrumental in developing or disseminating the Santa Claus mythos, or whose careers have included substantial ho-ho-ho-ing.

As with so many things Americana, Santa’s tale owes at least a part of its origins to iconic post-Revolutionary author Washington Irving, the premiere US writer of his day. Irving’s satirical 1809 lampoon “A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty,” written under the pen-name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a fanciful re-telling of the settling of New York (formerly New Amsterdam) with appropriate literary skewers to the pretensions and foibles of contemporary politicians and socialites. And within it appears the first popular mention of the old Dutch folk figure Sinterklaas, Americanized by Irving as “Santa Claus.”

Author Washington Irving Author Washington Irving, first American popularizer of “Santa Claus”

Irving’s Santa is modeled on a rotund Dutch sailor in baggy breeches and a broad-brimmed hat, smoking a long-stemmed clay pipe and driving a horse-drawn wagon above the treetops, from where he would drop gifts down the chimneys of those who pleased him. Irving also gave us the expression, “laying his finger beside his nose,” although since his Santa didn’t navigate chimneys himself, this had less to do with levitation than self-identification, as this obscure gesture was purported by Irving to be the sign of Saint Nicholas.

Early Dutch Santa Early Dutch Santa

In Irving’s (born 3 April 1783) nativity, asteroid Santa appears at 24 Gemini, squared natal Mercury at 17 Pisces and quintile the Sun at 13 Aries, very apt for the writer (Mercury) who gave Santa Claus (asteroid Santa) his first truly American self-identity (Sun). Asteroid Santa is also broadly conjunct natal Uranus at 3 Cancer, stressing the essential alien-ness of Irving’s creation (as well as his gift of flight).

Irving’s Santa was pivotal to the jolly elf’s American cultural debut, but his inclusion in “A History of New York” was just a footnote in a much larger work. It took Clement Clarke Moore, a professor of Biblical Learning at New York’s General Theological Seminary, to give Santa Claus star billing, although he reverted to his former ecclesiastically-named roots as St. Nicholas.

Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” known more popularly by its first line of “Twas the night before Christmas,” was at first published anonymously by the Troy, NY “Sentinel”, as its highly secular nature might have caused embarrassment to Moore in his religious occupation. Moore’s nocturnal yuletide gift-giver was rotund like Irving’s (whereas his sainted namesake had been noted for his austerity and was always depicted in rather emaciated form), but diminutive, “a right jolly old elf.” He used chimneys for personal access to the homes of his beneficiaries, not merely as delivery devices, and the long-stemmed pipe had now shrunk to a “stump … held tight in his teeth.” Moore added to the legend by converting Irving’s horse-drawn wagon into a “miniature sleigh, with eight tiny reindeer,” and also gave us their names, faithfully retained for almost two centuries. The poem made a sensation when it was introduced at Christmas 1823, but it was several decades before Moore could bring himself to admit authorship.

Clement Clarke Moore Professor Clement Clarke Moore, author of the 1823 poem “T’was the night before Christmas…”

Moore’s nativity (born 15 July 1779) shows asteroid Santa at 15 Virgo, conjoined publishing-ruling Jupiter at 22 Virgo. This Jupiter is itself in a very fortuitous placement, as it exactly conjoins the USA’s natal Neptune, guaranteeing a universally (Neptune) popular reception for the fantasy image (Neptune) he poetically (also Neptune) portrayed. The combination of Moore’s Jupiter with the USA Neptune allowed him to craft a sort of philosophy (Jupiter) of Santa that the nation identified with (Neptune) and wholeheartedly embraced; it represents a pivotal point at which the Santa Claus myth began to gain critical mass as a distinctly American cultural phenomenon, not a mere foreign import. Moore’s natal Neptune is also conjunct his natal Jupiter from 29 Virgo, although it does not directly conjoin Santa. As with Irving, there are also connections to Uranus (the alien, exotic being capable of flight), in square from 21 Gemini; and Mercury (writing/storytelling), by semisquare to 0 Leo, appropriate since the poem was originally written (Mercury) for Moore’s children (both Mercury and Leo).

When “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was first published on 23 December 1823, transit asteroid Santa at 8 Scorpio was tightly sextile transit Mercury (author/writing/storytelling) at 7 Capricorn and Neptune (poesy/fantasy) at 6 Capricorn, while squared Moore’s natal Mercury and semisquare his Jupiter.

The ideas developed by Moore in his poem quickly became entrenched Santa doctrine, but his image was still in flux. Enter editorial caricaturist Thomas Nash, known as the “Father of the American Cartoon.” Commissioned in 1863 to illustrate Moore’s tale for a book of children’s poems, Nash chose to further soften the remaining hard edges of St. Nicholas, making complete his conversion to the full-figured Santa Claus we recognize today.

Thomas Nash, visit of St. Nick An early, more elfin depiction of Santa by Thomas Nash

Nash portrayed Santa Claus many times throughout his career, and oversaw the expansion of his proportions. Although he began with a diminutive figure, by the time he ended, Santa was life-size, perhaps even larger than life, and in jocund demeanor and bewhiskered, portly dimension he closely resembled the wealthy “robber baron” industrialists of his day.

Santa's visit, by Thomas Nast Santa’s growing girth in Thomas Nash’s annual portrayals

Nash also gave us the trademark red and white suit (though initially this resembled more of a “footie” pajama than the belted two-piece we are familiar with), and established Santa’s residence as the North Pole, from where he used an enchanted spy-glass to compile his “naughty or nice” list.

Nash Santa at North Pole Nash’s portly Santa spying out the naughty and nice from his North Pole residence

Nast’s annual Christmas renderings of Santa’s world in Harper’s Weekly magazine were eagerly anticipated by Americans, and provided an artistic template and jumping-off point for future artists and story-tellers.

Asteroid Santa in Nast’s (born 27 September 1840) nativity appears at 26 Pisces retrograde, from where it broadly opposes his Sun/Mercury (identity/illustration, drawing) pairing at 4 and 5 Libra. Santa is also inconjunct natal Venus (creative expression, painting) at 22 Libra and semisquare natal Neptune (fantasy, the arts) at 12 Aquarius retrograde.

Nash Santa Claus A later, more modern-looking Nash Santa engraving
Katherine Lee Bates Katherine Lee Bates, inventor of Mrs. Claus

It soon became apparent that such a vigorously active character required a help-meet to assist his labors, and Mrs. Santa Claus was born. Her creator, Katherine Lee Bates, is best remembered for penning the words to “America the Beautiful,”but her contribution to the lore of Santa is considerable. Her 1889 poem, “Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride,” is a remarkably feminist work (despite the reversion to the antiquated, Puritanical honorific “Goody”, an early version of “Mrs”), with Mrs. Claus cajoling Santa into allowing her a share of the glory in the task she has worked so hard to bring to fruition. According to Bates, Mrs. Claus is responsible for tending to the numerous magical fir trees surrounding their home which produce the “toys and trinkets” which Santa disburses (she also usurps a few other holiday traditions, in tending the flocks of Thanksgiving turkeys and the “rainbow chickens” which lay Easter eggs). Although later writers modified “Goody” Claus’ feminist leanings considerably, the idea of a mate for Santa became an enduring part of his legend.

Modern Santa with Mrs. Claus Modern Santa and Mrs. Claus

Katherine Lee Bates’ nativity (born 12 August 1859) shows asteroid Santa prominently displayed at 19 Capricorn retrograde, exactly inconjunct the Sun (self identity/creation) at 19 Leo, also inconjunct Saturn (husband) at 16 Leo, opposed Jupiter (publishing) at 14 Cancer, trine Mercury (writing/storytelling) at 12 Virgo, and sextile both Juno and Hera, Roman and Greek goddesses of marriage and spouses, at 14 Scorpio and 21 Pisces respectively.

Coca Cola Santa Coke’s Santa, image complete

Artist and illustrator Haddon Sundblom set the final seal on the iconic Santa we know today. Beginning in 1931, Sundblom devised an aggressive ad campaign for Coca-Cola, featuring Santa as “the hardest working person on the planet,” relaxing and rejuvenating himself with a refreshing Coke after his annual gift-giving debauch. Sundblom’s exuberant Santa standardized the red and white suit, giving it a broad black belt and a bright gold buckle, and affirmed Santa’s essential, avuncular joviality by expanding his waistline still further and adding an engaging twinkle in his eyes, set in a ruddy-complexioned face. The image was complete.

Sundblom’s (born 22 June 1899) nativity reflects asteroid Santa at 14 Aries in square to Mercury (illustration) at 10 Cancer, quintile Neptune (advertising, artistic expression) at 24 Gemini, and trine Saturn (career, corporate interests) at 19 Sagittarius.

Haddon Sundblom modeling Santa Illustrator Haddon Sundblom, modeling as Santa

Several actors who have famously portrayed Santa Claus also show strong placements of asteroid Santa in their birth charts. Edmund Gwenn is perhaps the best known of these, with his enchanting depiction of a doubtful Santa, concerned with his fading presence in the world, in 1947′s “Miracle on 34th Street.” The self-styled Kris Kringle accidentally lands a job as Macy’s store Santa, and when he insists on the veracity of his identity, is forced to defend himself in court to prevent incarceration in a home for the mentally ill.

Actor Edmund Gwenn Actor Edmund Gwenn, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Kris Kringle in the 1947 “Miracle on 34th Street”

The film’s producer, 20th Century Fox, had no idea what to do with the quirky property, which premiered in June—hardly prime time for holiday-themed films—because movie audiences were larger in the summer. The studio downplayed the Santa element in their advertising, but the film was such a smash hit that it ran right through Christmas. Gwenn won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance the following March, commenting in his acceptance speech, “Now I know there’s a Santa Claus!”

In his nativity, Gwenn (born 26 September 1877) sports a natal asteroid Santa at 10 Libra, conjunct both the Sun and Mercury at 3 and 4 Libra, exactly semisextile Venus at 13 Scorpio, semisquare Uranus at 27 Leo, and forming the Apex of a Yod, or Finger of Destiny, with inconjunct aspects to Neptune at 7 Taurus and a Mars/Saturn combination at 8 and 15 Pisces retrograde. The Yod shows the pivotal, fated importance of the Kris Kringle (asteroid Santa) role to Gwenn’s career (Saturn); the Academy Award (rewards and accolades also Saturn) was the high water mark of his life as an actor (Neptune), and provided an impetus (Mars) to its final stage. When Gwenn won the award on 20 March 1948, transit asteroid Santa at 8 Pisces was exactly conjunct natal Mars, granting him support in the competition (Mars), while sextile natal Neptune and trine natal Venus, establishing and acknowledging his acting ability and artistry.

More recently, actor Tim Allen has established himself as the modern Santa Claus par excellence. In 1994′s “The Santa Clause,” and in two subsequent films, Allen portrays Scott Calvin, a divorced ad-man flailing for direction in his life, until a Christmas Eve mishap with Santa falling from his roof grants him the role of a lifetime. Allen’s conversion from reasonably buff, smooth-shaven 40-something dad into the bearded, roly-poly, white-haired Santa in a span of a few weeks is a comic delight, and the writers inventively re-work much of the traditional Santa iconography and plot elements into a charming confection suitable for its modern setting. “The Santa Clause” was Allen’s first starring movie role, and accelerated his transition from TV (“Home Improvement”) to feature films (“The Santa Clause” was followed a year later by Allen’s voicing of lead character Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s blockbuster “Toy Story”), a pivotal moment in his career development.

Tim Allen, Santa Clause Tim Allen, with Asteroid Santa in a dramatic T-square

In Allen’s (born 13 June 1953) nativity , asteroid Santa at 17 Aries is involved in a dramatic T-Square, exactly squared natal Uranus at 17 Cancer, also squared Mercury at 13 Cancer, and opposed a Saturn/Neptune conjunction at 20 and 21 Libra retrograde. Again we see the themes of storytelling (Mercury) and exotic, alien characters (Uranus), combined here with a clear reference to the importance of the Santa role in achieving the fruition (opposition) of his dreams (Neptune) for a full-fledged acting (also Neptune) career (Saturn). For it is Santa which transforms the major square between Mercury/Uranus and Saturn/Neptune into a T-Square, and provides the release point for that tension: the film career (Neptune/Saturn) achieves its greatest potential (the Full Phase of the opposition aspect) when interacting with a unique, updated story (Uranus/Mercury), and the vehicle for combining these in perfect proportion is Santa Claus.

The very title of the film “The Santa Clause” embodies this energy, as it shatters (Uranus) our understanding (Mercury) of the traditional (Saturn) expectation (Neptune) of what is meant when we hear the phonetically identical “Santa Claus,” sans the ‘e’. It separates (Saturn) our senses (Mercury) of sight and hearing, pitting them against each other in a deliciously clever and mentally stimulating way which brings a sort of whimsical enlightenment (Uranus) when we appreciate the thought-provoking (Mercury) phrase meant to challenge our intellectual complacency and provide a welcome jolt to our minds (Mercury) as we mentally somnambulate (Neptune) through life.

For Christmas 2010, transit asteroid Santa is exactly conjunct intelligent, communicative Mercury at 21 degrees of fun-loving Sagittarius, and squared techno-savvy Uranus at 26 Pisces, suggesting that gifts of high-tech gadgetry, computers, smart phones, and word games or those requiring manual dexterity might be more than usually well favored. Pets and cars may be among the more popular presents as well. And paired with Mercury, Santa is in the company of those he likes the best, children and the young at heart who still believe.

from:  http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2010/12/astrology-of-santa/

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the asteroid Santa was discovered (“born”) on August 26th, 1933 according to http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2010/12/astrology-of-santa/

August 26th, 1933

8 + 26 +1+9+3+3 = 50 = Santa’s life lesson = what Santa is here to learn = The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  Joy to the world.  World peace.

 

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August 26th, 1933

26 +1+9+3+3 = 42 = Santa’s “secret” number = Everybody loves Santa.

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August 26th, 1933

8 + 26 = 34 = Santa’s core number = Travelling quickly.  Asteroid.  Meteoric.  Red.  Dressed in red.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Santa

11521     10

Santa’s path of destiny / how Santa learns what he is here to learn = 10 = Opportunities.  Prosperity.  Coincidences (God-incidences).  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Boons.  Bonus.  Prizes.  Free.  Freebies.  Complimentary.  Gratis.  Chance.  Random. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Santa Claus

11521 33131       21

Santa Claus’ path of destiny / how Santa Claus learns what he is here to learn = 21 = Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  Stepping onto the world stage.

    

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Hours after returning from a one-game suspension, Renardo Sidney may face a worse fate at Mississippi State.

Mississippi State teammates Renardo Sidney, far left, and Elgin Bailey, far right, had an altercation in the stands after the Bulldogs game on Thursday in Hawaii.

The sophomore forward and teammate Elgin Bailey were filmed by ESPNU cameras trading punches in the stands before a game between Utah and Hawaii at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. The two were separated by Mississippi State assistant coach Marcus Grant. (see video below)

UPDATE: Both player suspended indefinitely after fight

Bulldogs athletic director Scott Stricklin commented on the incident to The Clarion-Ledger via text message early Friday morning:

“It’s disappointing. Still gathering information, but it’s not how we want our school represented.”

Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury was not expected to release a comment on the altercation tonight. Stansbury told the Associated Press in Honolulu that he refused to comment until he “finds out all the facts.”

Bulldogs point guard Dee Bost, who was not in Hawaii due to an NCAA suspension, said teammates told him Sidney “didn’t start” the fight with Bailey, according to the junior’s Twitter feed.

Bost took to Twitter to voice his concerns early Friday morning:

“Just feel bad that our fans and every1 has to witness this happen,” the junior tweeted. “all I can say is SORRY!!!!!”

ESPN reported from the scene that Bailey had taken a cab back to the team hotel after the fight but Sidney remained in the arena at halftime of the Utah-Hawaii game. Mississippi State is scheduled to face Hawaii in the fifth-place game of the tournament on Christmas Day.

Sidney had just ended a one-game suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team,” which forced him to miss the Bulldogs’ loss to Washington State on Wednesday. Sidney came off the bench and scored 19 points in 19 minutes in the defeat of San Diego earlier Thursday in the tournament at the University of Hawaii. Sidney was suspended because of an outburst in practice Tuesday.

“I think that’s the end,” ESPN commentator Doug Gottlieb said of Sidney after footage of the fight was aired. “I think Rick Stansbury washes his hands of him.”

Sidney was suspended just three days after the Jackson native made his highly anticipated collegiate debut in last Saturday’s 88-57 loss to Virginia Tech in the Bahamas. Now, his future is even more uncertain after just two games as a collegian.

The sophomore forward didn’t keep quiet about the suspension Tuesday. Sidney used the social networking website Twitter to voice his opinion on the suspension and react to comments directed at the 20-year-old who spent the bulk of the last two years dealing with an NCAA investigation and subsequent suspension.

“Haha,” Sidney tweeted at one point Tuesday. “keep hating people am loving it…”

Sidney’s road to MSU and subsequent fight for eligibility has been a long, bumpy and highly publicized journey.

A McDonald’s All-American out of Los Angeles Fairfax High School in 2009 (his family moved to Los Angeles when he was in the ninth grade), Sidney sat out the 2009-10 season at MSU as the NCAA reviewed his case concerning possible amateurism violations.

The NCAA ultimately charged that Sidney received improper benefits in high school and that he lied to the organization during its investigation. He was ordered to repay $11,800 and sit out the first nine games of this season.

story from and video at:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/12/mississippi-states-renardo-sidney-fights-teammate-in-stands/1?csp=hf

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Renardo Sidney was born on December 6th, 1989 according to http://www.nbadraft.net/players/renardo-sidney

December 6th, 1989

12 + 6 +1+9+8+9 = 45 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Intense.  Hardcore.  Tough.  Powerful.

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December 6th, 1989

December 6th

12 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from December 6th, 2010 to December 5th, 2011) = Stepping onto the world stage.

21 year + 12 (December) = 33 = his personal month (from December 6th, 2010 to January 5th, 2011) = Standing up for yourself.  Not backing down.

33 month +  24 (24th of the month on Friday December 24th, 2010) = 57 = his personal day = Heartbreaking.  Consoling.

33 month + 25 (25th of the month on Saturday December 25th, 2010) = 58 = his personal day = Suspension.  Time out. 

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Prince William's Cousin Zara Phillips Is Engaged

Tuesday December 21, 2010 08:50 AM EST

Prince William and Kate Middleton will soon have another royal wedding to attend – one that isn’t their own.

William’s cousin Zara Phillips, 29, is now engaged too, after her boyfriend, England rugby player Mike Tindall, popped the question at their home in Gloucestershire on Monday.

“I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me,” Tindall said in a statement. “We are both very excited about the next stage of our lives together.”

Added Phillips: “I was really shocked when Mike proposed but I am very happy.”

There is no news on a wedding date or whether the blonde showjumper – who, as the daughter of William’s aunt, Princess Anne, is 12th in line to the throne – will beat William and Kate to the altar in late April.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that Phillips and Tindall, 32, excitedly informed their families of the news shortly after she accepted his proposal.

The ring is described as a single solitaire diamond with pavé set diamonds on a split shank, set on a platinum band. No designer or store has been revealed for the jewelry.

Buckingham Palace released a short statement on behalf of Phillips’s parents on Tuesday morning, which read: “The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr. Mike Tindall, son of Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Linda Tindall.”

Zara’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and the Duke of Edinburgh are “delighted with the news,” a spokeswoman tells PEOPLE.

from:  http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20452356,00.html

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Zara Phillips was born on May 15th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zara_Phillips

May 15th, 1981

5 + 15 +1+9+8+1 = 39 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Proposals.  Engagement.  Fiancé.  Fiancée.  Dreamer.  Paradise.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Suitor.  Woo.  Courtship.  Honeymoon.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelorette. 

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December 22nd, 2010

From Verdi to Toto Cutugno, songs
San Remo for the Unification of Italy

Will not run ‘Hello Beautiful’ and ‘Youth’

From Verdi to Toto Cutugno, songs
San Remo for the Unification of Italy

Will not run ‘Hello Beautiful’ and ‘Youth’

LONDON – Nothing Beautiful hello , nothing Youth , as was initially envisaged. It was announced the list of songs to be sung on the evening of February 17, 2011, dedicated to 150 anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Festival of Sanremo. The evening event will be titled “Created to unite” with a double reference to Italy and to the music. To explain the reasons for selecting Gianni Morandi: “We realized that on the evening dedicated to the 150 anniversary of the unification of Italy Hello Beautiful and Youth were divided, then, have been removed, “said the driver of the next Sanremo Festival , returning on the controversy triggered by the initial decision to include the two songs in the playlist.

 READY TO SING - Songs that would create only friction, but not organizational difficulties. “Many artists were willing to sing Hello Beautiful , and a few Youth , “says Gianni Morandi. On the evening occurred the Director General of RAI, Mauro Masi, “Rai as a public service has decided to take an institutional commitment to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy in a manner that is more appropriate: to convey the meaning of recurrence to a wider audience as possible and with a non-elitist approach, “he said. “This evening – Masi continues – we strongly wanted to be me, both the President and the Board of Directors and institutions. We believe that Sanremo can do so much while respecting the significance of the event. ” For its part, the president of RAI, Paul Garimberti, stressed that it is imperative that an event in San Remo as there is an evening dedicated to the unification of Italy and based on solidarity, “the 17th of February will be a special day in the lounge San Remo because it will be the day when the song is mixed with an important anniversary: the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, exactly one month before the solemn celebrations. ” “We asked the artists to record these songs, ‘he added Morandi” to create a CD that will leave evidence of this evening dedicated to the history dl’Italia. Here is the list of titles, with interpreters:

 

 

 

 Gianni Morandi (Ansa)

 

 

 Gianni Morandi (Ansa)

Patty Pravo, Mille lire per month
Nathalie, My free hand
Roberto Vecchioni, ‘O surdato’ nnammurato
Giusy Ferreri, The sky in a room
Luca Madonia with Franco Battiato, Night of farewell
Max Pezzali, my Mom give me 100 lire
La Crus, Parlami d’amore Mariù
Anna Oxa, ‘O sole mio
Fashion-Emma, Here’s To You, The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti
Tricarico, the Italian
Al Bano, Va ‘pensiero
Anna Tatangelo, Mom
Luca Barbarossa and Raquel Del Rosario, Farewell, My Lovely, goodbye
Davide Van De Sfroos Viva Italy

from:  http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/10_dicembre_22/sanremo-canzoni-150-anni_0f82edc4-0dbd-11e0-8558-00144f02aabc.shtml

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Salvatore “Toto” Cutugno (born July 7, 1943) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician.

Toto Cutugno was born in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, to a Sicilian father and a Tuscan mother. Shortly after his birth the family moved to La Spezia (Liguria).

He began his musical career as a drummer, but later formed a band that performed his own songs. He also had cowritten for popular French-American singer Joe Dassin, contributing some of his most famous songs, including “L’été indien” (“Africa”), “Et si tu n’existais pas” and “Le Jardin du Luxembourg” (written with Vito Pallavicini). He also co-wrote Dalida‘s “Laissez moi danser” (Voglio l’anima”), which became a Platinum record shortly after its release.

In 1976 Cutugno participated for the first time in the Sanremo Music Festival coming up with 3rd place with his band Albatros. He then won in 1980 with the song “Solo noi”, and again in 1983, with his smash hit, “L’Italiano”, and subsequently finished second in six editions: in 1984 with the song “Serenata” (“Serenade”), in 1987 with “Figli” (“Sons” or “Children”), in 1988 with “Emozioni” (“Emotions”), in 1989 with the song “Le mamme” (“The Mamas”), in 1990 with Ray Charles with the song “Gli amori” (“Loves”, but entitled “Good Love Gone Bad” in Charles’ version) and in 2005 with Annalisa Minetti with the song “Come noi nessuno al mondo” (“No One Else in the World Like Us”). Toto Cutugno participated in the festival a total of 13 times.

He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 with his own composition “Insieme: 1992” (“Together: 1992″), a ballad which celebrated European political integration. Along with Gigliola Cinquetti, Italy’s only other Eurovision winner from 1964, he presented the 1991 contest, which was staged in Rome as a result of his victory.

Cutugno may be best-known for his worldwide hit song, “L’Italiano (Lasciatemi Cantare)”, which was on his hit CD, “I Grandi Successi”.

Discography

  • Albatros (1976)
  • Come ieri, come oggi, come sempre (1978)
  • La mia musica (1981)
  • L’italiano (1983)
  • Azzura malinconia (1986)
  • Voglio l’anima (1987)
  • Innamorata, innamorato, innamorati (1987)
  • Mediterraneo (1987)
  • Toto Cutugno (1990)
  • Insieme 1992 (1990)
  • Non è facile essere uomini (1992)
  • Voglio andare a vivere in campagna (1995)
  • Canzoni nacoste (1997)
  • Il treno va (2002)
  • Cantando (2004)
  • Come noi nessuno al mondo (2005)
  • Un falco chiuso in gabbia (2008)
  • I Miei Sanremo(2010)

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto_Cutugno

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July 7th, 1943

July 7th, 1943

7 + 7 = 14 = his core number = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Sexy.  Sex symbol. 

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July 7th, 1943

7 + 7 +1+9+4+3 = 31 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Practice.  Training.  Drums.  Drummer.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Toto Cutugno

2                 6

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = TO = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Telegraph.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.  Cheer. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Toto Cutugno

2626 3323756         45

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate.  Mystic.  Occult.  Magic.  Privacy.  Bedroom.  Magnetic.  Attraction.  Scorpionic.  Powerful.  Force.  Magnitude.  Amplify.  Peak.  Maximum. 

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Brian Hanrahan
20 December 2010 Last updated at 05:35 ET

Brian Hanrahan, one of the most famous BBC correspondents – best known for his coverage of the Falklands War – has died at the age of 61 after a short battle against cancer.

His reporting spanned the reshaping of Nato and the EU, as well as conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Middle East.

As the BBC’s Far East, and then Moscow correspondent, he watched dramatic changes unfolding in China and Russia.

He covered Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It was in the Falkands War in 1982 that he made his reputation, famously counting the returning Harrier jets to ensure he could report the story and get round MoD restrictions.

He said: “I’m not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out and I counted them all back. Their pilots were unhurt, cheerful and jubilant, giving thumbs-up signs.”

Paying tribute to what he called “a big character”, the BBC’s world news editor Jon Williams said Mr Hanrahan “would always be remembered for an extraordinary story and an extraordinary turn of phrase”.

He said it was his “longevity” and his “tone” that marked the reporter out.

“He could always be relied on to find the right word at the right moment… and he was loved by the audience,” Mr Williams said.

Hanrahan: “I counted them all out and I counted them all back”

BBC director general Mark Thompson said: “Brian was a journalist of unimpeachable integrity and outstanding judgement, but his personal kindness and humanity also came through. That is why audiences and everyone who knew him here will miss him very much.”

Former war reporter Martin Bell also paid tribute to a “quiet, decent man” who was “very thorough and very good at his job”.

“I never heard an ill word said about Brian Hanrahan,” he added.

Mr Hanrahan covered Asia from Hong Kong in the 1980s, reporting on the reforms of Deng Xiaoping in China, and the assassination of Indira Gandhi in India.

He moved to Moscow when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet leader, returning to Russia in 2009 to interview the former president.

In 1989 he was present in Tiananmen Square, in Poland for the installation of the first non-communist government in Eastern Europe, at the fall of the Berlin wall and the Romanian revolution.

He then became a diplomatic correspondent – interpreting international affairs from London and travelling the world, particularly during the Balkan wars and the Middle East peace process.

In recent years, the correspondent had covered ceremonial and state events such as the anniversaries of D-Day and the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother.

Following the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, Brian Hanrahan flew to New York to anchor special programmes.

Earlier this year he returned to Poland – from where he had reported on the rise of Solidarity – to cover the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski.

He was a regular voice on BBC’s Radio 4 as presenter of both The World at One and The World This Weekend programmes.

Mr Hanrahan was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and his condition deteriorated after he was admitted to hospital with an infection 10 days ago.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12037973

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Brian Hanrahan was born on March 22nd, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Hanrahan

March 22nd, 1949

3 + 22 +1+9+4+9 = 48 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Road trip.  On the road.  Road map.  Trucks.  Convoy.  Caravan.  Tribute.  Navigate.  Wandering.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world.  

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December 19th. 2010, 10:07pm

Dan Connolly, a 315-pound offensive lineman on the Patriots, ran a kickoff late in the first half back 71-yards to set up a touchdown. On a record-setting day when DeSean Jackson had the NFL’s first “walk-off” punt return touchdown, Connolly has unofficially set a record for longest kickoff return in NFL history by anyone over 300 pounds.

story from and video at:  http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/12/19/dan-connollys-71-yard-kickoff-return-one-of-the-greatest-fat-guy-moments-in-nfl-history/

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The Patriots needed an offensive spark in the first half last night against the Green Bay Packers. But who knew it would be offensive lineman Dan Connolly who provided it?

The 6-foot-4, 313-pound Connolly fielded a kickoff late in the first half after its second hop, corralled it, and raced forward. Suddenly, he had nothing but field turf in front of him.

The result was a startling 71-yard kickoff return that put the Patriots on the 4-yard line with 2:04 left in the half. Looking like a shifty running back, Connolly brought the Gillette Stadium crowd to its feet.

Quarterback Tom Brady made the return count with a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez in the 31-27 victory.

The fact that Connolly set the score up with his run sent the social media world into a frenzy. His name was all over Twitter within seconds, as national media members searched his bio online. The video of his run — which included a stiff-arm of Packers safety Charlie Peprah — was posted immediately all over the web.

It was the longest kickoff return by an offensive lineman in NFL history. The team’s previous high was a Stephen Neal 27-yarder. As for Connolly, his previous long was 16 yards.

from:  http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/football/patriots/view/20101220unexpected_spark_from_ol_dan_connolly_return_out_of_the_blue/srvc=home&position=also

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Daniel Paul Connolly was born on September 2nd, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Connolly_(American_football)

September 2nd, 1982

9 + 2 +1+9+8+2 = 31 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scrimmage.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.   

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Daniel Paul Connolly

DPC

473

 

his primary need = D+P+C = 4+7+3 = 14 = Weight.  Diet.

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September 2nd, 1982

September 2nd

9 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = his personal year (from September 2nd, 2010 to September 1st, 2011) = Weight.  Diet.

When his number (14 (his primary challenge)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS year!!!

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14 year + 12 (December) = 26 = his personal month (from December 2nd, 2010 to January 1st, 2011) = Popular.  Photos.  In the news.

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26 month + 19 (19th of the month on Sunday December 19th, 2010) = 45 = his personal day = Intense.  Hardcore.  Maximum effort.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Dan Connolly

4           5

 

the most important thing he can do = DN = 45 = Intense.  Hardcore.  Maximum effort.

When his number (45 (the most important thing he can do)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was HIS day!!!

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dan Connolly

4     3   56337

 

his primary challenge (DC), what he likes (DL), and what he must do/has to do (DL) all = 43 = Entertaining.  Having fun.  Celebrating.

the most important thing he can do = DN = 45 = Intense.  Hardcore.  Maximum effort.

how he appears to the world = DO = 46 = History in the making.

how he obtains his heart’s desire = DY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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16 December 2010 Last updated at 14:48 ET

The American film-maker Blake Edwards has died in southern California at the age of 88.

Edwards died of complications from pneumonia on Wednesday at St John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, his publicist said.

His wife, the actress Julie Andrews, and other members of his family were at his side, Gene Schwam added.

Among the films Edwards directed were The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Victor/Victoria and 10.

He never won an Academy Award for any of his films, but was given an honorary Oscar in 2004 for his “extraordinary body of work”.

Edwards had been receiving treatment in hospital for two weeks prior to his death, Mr Schwam said.

The director had knee problems and had been “pretty much confined to a wheelchair for the last year-and-a-half or two”, he added.

At the time of his death, Edwards was working on two Broadway musicals – one based on the Pink Panther movies, the other a comedy set during the Prohibition era entitled Big Rosemary.

“His heart was as big as his talent. He was an Academy Award winner in all respects,” Mr Schwam told the Associated Press.

One of Hollywood’s most successful specialists in comedy, Edwards was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1922 and started out as an actor.

After appearing in about 30 films, he worked as a TV scriptwriter before becoming a director.

His first significant success came with the 1959 film Operation Petticoat, starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.

Blake Edwards with the Pink Panther in 1999 
At the time of his death, Edwards was working on a Broadway musical based on The Pink Panther

He then charmed audiences with his adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which gave Audrey Hepburn one of her most memorable roles.

In 1963, Edwards created one of film comedy’s classic characters in The Pink Panther.

After Peter Ustinov dropped out, Edwards persuaded Peter Sellers to play the accident-prone Inspector Clouseau.

His last major success came in 1982 with Victor/Victoria, a musical comedy that saw Julie Andrews play a woman who pretends to be a man masquerading as a woman.

Andrews, now 75 and a dame, married Edwards in 1969.

He is survived by her and his four children – two from his first marriage to Patricia Walker, and two whom he adopted with Andrews.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12013186

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Blake Edwards was born on July 26th, 1922 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Edwards

July 26th, 1922

7 + 26 +1+9+2+2 = 47 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

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Dec 17th 2010 4:55PM

Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, died Friday. According to Entertainment Weekly, the avant garde rocker passed away at a California hospital due to complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69.

The Captain, mostly remembered today as an icon from a certain time and place in American history, had command over an impressive four-and-a-half octave range. And while he had a vast working knowledge of a seemingly incongruous mix of genres — from acid jazz to modern classical — which he employed in his own blend of rock ‘n’ roll, truth be told, his unique fusion is best remembered as being, simply, true psychedelia.

Captain Beefheart will also forever remain loosely associated with Frank Zappa, whom he met as a teenager living with his family in the Mojave Desert. It was in that geographic location where he formed the Magic Band in 1964 — his backing group, which would undergo many transformations in the years that followed. With their commercially challenging, though blues-based, sound, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band would have several ill-fated dealings with record labels and releases, several of which left Beefheart disillusioned and, temporarily, unwilling to continue making music. He always returned, however, with an even more uncompromising vision.

In 1982, Beefheart retired from making music permanently, despite having attained near-mythical status among a certain demographic of music fan. His often underwhelming album sales in no way reflected the magnitude of his influence, however Beefheart spent most of the 1980s focused on his artwork, which was his original talent and love as a child.

Reissues, anthologies, covers and legend kept interest in Captain Beefheart very much alive and relevant in the years since, and his influence remains today, as felt and witnessed via a number of experimental artists from a variety of genres.

from:  http://www.spinner.com/2010/12/17/captain-beefheart-dies/

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Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) was born on January 15th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

January 15th, 1941

1 + 15 +1+9+4+1 = 31 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Practice.  Training.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.  

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Moment of realisation: Finishing the circle, Duke draws his gun and orders everyone - except the board members - to leave

December 14, 2010 9:40 p.m. EST

Clay Duke sat quietly through the first portion of the Bay District Schools, Florida, school board meeting Tuesday afternoon as local children were honored for their achievements.

When it came time for citizens to bring up issues, the 56-year-old resident calmly approached the front.

He spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it on the wall, brandished a small-caliber handgun and ordered the room cleared at a Panama City schools building.

“Six men stay. Everyone else leave,” the burly gunman said.

Moments later, Ginger Littleton, a board member, returned to the room and swung a purse at him. She ended up on the ground after the two struggled. The gunman cursed her, but did not open fire and he let her leave the room.

Someone was going to die, he said.

At that point, Duke, as seen on the dramatic live internet feed provided by CNN affiliates WJHG and WMBB, began a rambling discourse that included the apparent firing of his wife and sales taxes.

The confrontation ended in the gunman identified as Duke calmly firing at the school officials, being wounded and, according to police, taking his own life.

At first, school board members and Superintendent Bill Husfelt tried to reason with Duke, who had a criminal record. They talked about possibly finding a job for Duke’s wife or looking into the case.

Husfelt told the gunman that he likely signed the termination papers, but didn’t recall the circumstances.

“I’m the one who signed the papers,” Husfelt. “Let them go,” he said referring to the school board members.

At one point, Husfelt said, “I don’t want anybody to get hurt. I’ve got a feeling that what you want, is you want the cops to come in and kill you because you are mad. Because you said you are going to die.”

“But why? This isn’t worth it,” the superintendent told him. “This is a problem.”

The gunman then pointed the pistol at the official.

“Please don’t. Please don’t. Please,” Husfelt said.

The gunman opened fire at Husfelt and school board members. He missed them all, even though he was at close range, said Lee Stafford, director of student services of Bay District Schools. Duke said, “I’m going to kill [unintelligible],” while he fired.

Mike Jones, chief of security for the school system and a retired police officer, exchanged fire with Duke, who was wounded and rolled to the ground. Duke turned his gun on himself, dying of a fatal gunshot to the head, authorities said. Husfelt called Jones a “hero.”

The gunman was declared dead at a local hospital. An autopsy is expected Wednesday.

Police and school officials were left to piece together what happened.

“I’m sure they never expected this kind of event to occur,” Sgt. Jeffrey Becker of the Panama City Police Department.

The superintendent later related the event as being “surreal,” Becker said.

Husfelt told reporters that Duke had almost a smile on his face. “He made up his mind. You could tell he was going to die.”

The superintendent said he believes the gunman used a combination of live bullets and blanks. But police said live bullets were used.

Husfelt told “AC360″ Tuesday night that the gunman was “just mixed up” and that he tried to calm him down. “I knew the police were on their way.”

“You knew he had something in mind he was going to do and it would not end well,” Husfelt said.

The superintendent said he wanted to protect the school board members, but Duke did not want to talk.

“The good Lord was standing in front of me,” said the school chief, adding authorities found two bullet holes behind his desk.

Police have a solid lead on Duke’s motive, Becker said, but were not prepared Tuesday night to release it.

The investigation includes Duke’s assertions that his wife had been terminated by the school district. Police were talking with Duke’s wife, Becker said.

School officials said they were unaware of the significance of the spray painting.

But a Facebook page belonging to a Clay Duke has a profile photo of a “V” in a red circle, a logo that is used in the movie “V for Vendetta.”

According to the Internet Movie Database, the 2006 film is about “a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.”

CNN could not verify if the Facebook page belonged to the gunman, but it does list Duke, 56, as living in Panama City, Florida.

A biography on Duke’s Facebook page reads: “My Testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)… no… I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats… same-same… rich… they take turns fleecing us… our few dollars… pyramiding the wealth for themselves. The 95%… the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they like to us…”

Under “political views,” Duke labels himself a “Freedom Fighter.” Under religious views, he wrote, “Humanism.”

Duke, who lived in Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City, has a previous record, Becker told CNN.

According to the website of the Florida Department of Corrections, Duke was sentenced in 2000 for aggravated stalking, obstructing justice and throwing or shooting into a vehicle.

According to the Panama City News Herald, after six months of stalking a former girlfriend, Duke confronted the woman outside her home on Oct. 20, 1999. He was wearing the mask and vest and holding two .22-caliber guns. He threatened to kill her, then kill several others and then himself, the newspaper said. When the woman tried to drive away, Duke shot out a rear tire.

The photo of Duke on the corrections page matches the Facebook page.

The News Herald reported that the gunman was taken out of the building on a stretcher. According to Panama City Police Chief John Van Etten, no one other than the suspect was injured, affiliate WJHG said.

School board spokeswoman Karen Tucker said the man “was a large guy” she had seen sitting in the back of the boardroom earlier, according to the News Herald.

Superintendent Husfelt will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the administration building in Panama City, police said.

CNN affiliate WMBB reported children and parents were at the meeting to be recognized for achievements, but were gone before the incident began.

“We are absolutely in state of shock,” said Stafford. “I was in the third floor and we were watching the live feed, and first we thought it was a drill. But the more that you watched it, we realized this was an actual incident and emergency situation.”

Duke’s Facebook page listed him as a 1972 graduate of King High School in Tampa.

His favorite quotation: “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth,” from the movie “A Few Good Men.”

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338645/Florida-school-board-shooting-Moment-gunman-Clay-Duke-opens-fire.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Clay Duke was born on November 24th, 1954 according to http://www.facebook.com/people/Clay-Duke/825944312?_fb_noscript=1#!/profile.php?id=100001890028704

November 24th, 1954

11 + 24 +1+9+5+4 = 54 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Imitate.  Mimic.  Copycat.

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November 24th, 1954

November 24th

11 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = his personal year (from November 24th, 2010 to November 23rd, 2011) = Wife.  Burly.  Perverse.  I don’t care.

38 year + 11 (November) = 49 = his personal month (from November 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2010) = Are you happy now?

49 month + 14 (14th of the month on Tuesday December 14th, 2010) = 63 = his personal day = Tragedy.  Suicide.  Living nightmare.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Clay Duke

3     4

 

his primary challenge = CD = 34 = Temper.  Lashing out in anger.  First strike.  Quick strike.  Faster than a speeding bullet.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

   17  3 5          16

Clay Duke                   28

33    4 2         12

his soul number = 16 = Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen. 

his outer personality = 12 = Different.

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Boldness.  Powerlessness.

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SI Lovely Lady of the Day (Monday December 13, 2010 3:57PM)
Ladies and gentlemen, Alexis Thorpe

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/extramustard/hotclicks/12/13/alexis-thorpe-air-jordan-2010-model/index.html#ixzz18539XUXa

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Alexis Thorpe was born on April 19th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Thorpe
April 19th, 1980
4 + 19 +1+9+8+0 = 41 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Intimacy.  Receiving love.
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April 19th, 1980
April 19th
4 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = her personal year (from April 19th, 2010 to April 18th, 2011) = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Beauticians.  Hair stylists.  Haircut.  Cosmetics.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.
26 year + 11 (November) = 37 = her personal month (from November 19th, 2010 to December 18th, 2010) = Deeply emotional.  A real family person.
37 month + 14 (14th of the month on Tuesday December 14th, 2010) = 51 = her personal day today = Numerology.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Alexis Ann Thorpe
135691 155 286975           73
her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 73 = Gainfully employed.

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December 13, 2010 — Updated 0216 GMT

A powerful snowstorm barreled east through the Midwest on Sunday, bringing with it more precipitation and gusty winds and leaving behind a trail of significant damage, large snow drifts and subarctic temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter storm warnings and advisories Sunday extended as far west as Illinois, as far east as Pennsylvania, and as far south as northern Alabama and Georgia.

Meanwhile, residents of the upper Midwest who braved at-times blizzard conditions on Saturday faced the prospect Sunday night of wind chills dipping, in spots, as low as 30 degrees below zero. This comes after up to 23 inches of snow fell in parts of Minnesota and as many as 18.5 inches in Wisconsin since Friday.

“We could see wind chills (that are) obviously extremely dangerous for people, to have that kind of exposure for any length of time,” said Tod Pritchard, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Emergency Management agency.

After prompting the closure of highways in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere a day earlier, the storm wreaked havoc with air travel Sunday.

About 1,375 flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare airport had been canceled as of 4:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. ET), the city’s aviation department reported, with delays for travelers heading to and from the Windy City averaging around just over 6 hours. Another 300 flights had been canceled at nearby Midway airport.

“The main problem … right now is the winds,” said Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride. “The winds are very high and gusting very strongly, and we do have lake-effect snow as well.”

The headaches, though, went far beyond Chicago. On Sunday evening, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty airports reported delays of roughly two-and-a-half hours, slightly longer than that experienced at Boston’s Logan airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Those were just a few of the many airports, and many more flights, affected as high winds, low visibility and heavy snow crippled traffic for a second straight day.

Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Leslie Parker said as of 5 p.m., the airline had canceled 748 flights nationwide. American Airlines had called off 272 departures from O’Hare, out of more than 400 nationwide, said spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagas.

United had canceled about 350 departures, mostly from Chicago, an airline spokeswoman said, while partner Continental nixed 125 such flights from Chicago, Cleveland, Ohio, and Newark, New Jersey. JetBlue canceled 128 flights due to the storm, said spokesman Mateo Lleras.

The pounding snow caused the roof of the 64,000-seat Metrodome in Minneapolis to “deflate” Sunday morning, Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said. Workers wielding shovels could be seen clearing the roof of the heavy white stuff, while photos from inside the darkened stadium showed much of the field covered with snow that fell from a gaping hole in the dome.

“Obviously the weight of the snow would affect how much air pressure is necessary to keep that roof up,” Roeske said. “Something caused that air pressure not to be strong enough or high enough to keep that roof at its normal position.”

Roy Terwilliger, chairman of the Minneapolis Metro Sports Commission — the group that oversees the Metrodome — said the heavy snow and cold, high winds “was too much pressure on the dome and several panels on the Teflon roof were caused to rip.”

Sunday’s game between the hometown Minneapolis Vikings and New York Giants has been pushed to Monday at 7:20 p.m. ET and moved 540 miles southeast to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, the NFL said in a statement Sunday. All those with tickets to the originally scheduled game would get preferred seating near the 50-yard line and free tickets would be distributed, the league said.

Even with the snow and winds subsiding, road travel remained perilous in much of Minnesota. St. Paul, for one, declared a second snow emergency through early Monday to expedite plowing of city streets.

“The big problem is ice under the snow, making it really slick and really hazardous,” said St. Clair resident Alan Scott.

In Wisconsin, Gov. Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency for 72 counties to facilitate the movement of emergency resources and personnel who were activated Saturday, he said in a statement. We Energies reported 10,000 power outages across the state Sunday, said Barry McNulty, a spokesman for the company.

In Iowa, snow had subsided in some areas but emergency workers were coping with more than 1,000 power outages, a state emergency spokesman said.

Greyhound bus service along the Omaha-Des Moines route was expected to resume later Sunday. Some bus travelers at the Des Moines bus station had been stuck there since Saturday night. Greyhound spokeswoman Maureen Richmond said pizza was brought in for those passengers due to the inconvenience.

Patti Thompson, a spokeswoman for the emergency services in Illinois, said Sunday that northern counties were getting the worst of the weather Sunday afternoon and that Department of Transportation teams were working to clear roads. No power outages have been reported, she said.

While many states saw snow Sunday, the expected accumulation of a few inches in most locales paled compared to what hit Wisconsin and Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to National Weather Service forecasters.

The reach of the storm system continues to expand. Hard freeze warnings, for instance, extended as far south as Florida, with the weather service forecasting 13-degree wind chills on Monday night in Tallahassee.

Still, not everyone in the United States was shivering. Parts of southern California were experiencing record-warm temperatures with high temperatures Sunday above 80 degrees.

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/12/12/winter.weather/?hpt=C1

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On December 12, 2010, at about 5:00 a.m., the roof had a catastrophic collapse as a result of more than seventeen inches of snow the previous day, sustaining three tears in the process. The Vikings and the New York Giants had been scheduled to play a football game that afternoon. The game had already been postponed to Monday night due concerns of stadium officials.   Because of the tears in the roof, the NFL relocated the game to Ford Field in Detroit; ticket-holders who could journey to Detroit were promised seats on the fifty yard line, while free tickets for the game would be given away at Ford Field on Monday morning. The league considered moving the game to the University of Minnesota’s nearby TCF Bank Stadium, but several factors made it problematic: it was shut down for the winter and would have needed several days to prepare for an NFL game, it seats 14,000 fewer people than the Metrodome, and the Giants had not brought any outdoor gear with them because the game was expected to be played indoors.  The location of the scheduled Vikings home game against the Chicago Bears on December 20 is uncertain.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_H._Humphrey_Metrodome

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The Metrodome was opened (“born”) on April 3rd, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_H._Humphrey_Metrodome

April 3rd, 1982

4 + 3 +1+9+8+2 = 27 = the life lesson of the Metrodome = Innovative. 

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December 12th, 2010

12 + 12 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = the universal date for the roof collapse = Poke a hole in.

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April 3rd, 1982

April 3rd

4 + 3 +2+0+1+0 = 10 = the Metrodome’s personal year (from April 3rd, 2010 to April 2nd, 2010) = Random.  A turn for the worse,

10 year + 12 (December) = 22 = the Metrodome’s personal month = Blooper.  Folly.

22 month + 12 (12th of the month on Sunday December 12th, 2010) = 34 = the Metrodome’s personal day = Under pressure.  Things happen really quickly.  Generating a buzz.  Skyrocketing.

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Wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) of University of Iowa runs the ball past defensive end Colin Neely (89) of Michigan St. during the first half of play at Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 30, 2010, in Iowa City, Iowa. Johnson-Koulianos was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his home.

December 8th, 2010

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has been suspended from team activities following the wide receiver’s arrest on drug charges.

Johnson-Koulianos was released from Johnson County Jail after posting $8,000 bail Tuesday. The 23-year-old was expected to make a court appearance Wednesday on charges including possession of controlled substances, keeping a drug house and unlawful possession of a prescription drug.

Ferentz says in a statement that he’s “highly disappointed to learn of the charges.”

Court documents say Johnson-Koulianos was arrested after officers executed a search warrant at his home. Police say investigators found more than $3,000 in cash, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs.

Johnson-Koulianos of Campbell, Ohio, caught 46 passes for 745 yards and 10 TDs this season. Jail officials didn’t immediately know if he had an attorney Tuesday night and a telephone listing could not be found for his home address.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/08/sportsline/main7128509.shtml

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As if the November fourth quarter collapses weren’t enough for the Iowa Hawkeyes, tonight there’s even more disappointment for this 2010 team.

On Tuesday evening, Iowa Hawkeye senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (DJK) was arrested by Iowa City police on a bevy of drug counts: possession of controlled substances, keeping a drug house and two counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drugs. Investigators also found more than $3,000 in cash, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs in DJK’s home, according to the National Football Post.

This season, DJK became Iowa’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards. The senior wide receiver caught 46 passes for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named to the first-team All Big Ten team.

Throughout the season, DJK had disagreements with Iowa’s football coach Kirk Ferentz and occasionally was not allowed to the speak to the media. For the team’s last game of the season against Minnesota, DJK was on the sidelines at the beginning due to an earlier misbehavior leading up to the game.

DJK is currently being held in Johnson County Jail in Iowa City and is being held on $8,000 bail. He will make an initial court appearance on Wednesday morning.

Needless to say, DJK’s Iowa career has ended.

Ferentz issued the following statement in response to today’s activities, “I am highly disappointed to learn of the charges. Derrell has been suspended from all team activities.”

from:  http://pwspoilers.com/iowa-hawkeyes-derrell-johnson-koulianos-arrested-on-drug-charges=3376

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Derrell Johnson-Koulianos was born on February 24th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrell_Johnson-Koulianos

February 24th, 1987

2 + 24 +1+9+8+7 = 51 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Laws.  Rules.  Police.  Attorney.  Obey the law.

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February 24th

2 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 29 = his personal year (from February 24th, 2010 to February 23rd, 2011)

29 year + 11 (November) = 40 = his personal month (from November 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2010)

40 month + 7 (7th of the month on Tuesday December 7th, 2010) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Everybody knows your name.

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From left, Don Meredith, Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford, announcers on Monday nights.

December 6th, 2010

Don Meredith, a former star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who helped change the perception of professional football with the easy Texas charm and provocative wit he brought to its first prime-time telecasts on Monday nights, died on Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72.

The cause was a brain hemorrhage, his lawyer, Lisa Fine Moses, said.

Mr. Meredith always thought of himself as the small-town kid from Mount Vernon, Tex., where his parents, Jeff and Hazel, owned a dry goods store and where his mother swung a tire so he could practice throwing a football at a moving target. He spent much of his life backing away from the nickname Dandy Don, particularly during his secluded later decades in New Mexico.

As a boy, Mr. Meredith dreamed of playing in the Cotton Bowl, 100 miles to the southwest in Dallas, and that was where he played many home games in high school, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in the pros. He set passing records for the Cowboys that still stand, including the one for most yards in a game, 460, set on Nov. 10, 1963, against San Francisco.

But it was his sparkling, fun-loving personality that seemed to define him. As a quarterback he sometimes irked the buttoned-down Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, by breaking into a country tune in the huddle, and as one of the first two color commentator on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” he made his down-home ribbing of the loquacious Howard Cosell, one of his two broadcasting partners, a hallmark of the show.

Their spirited banter helped make “Monday Night Football” one of the most popular programs on television, one that soon took its place in the television pantheon, alongside classics like “M*A*S*H,” in terms of longevity, ratings and cultural influence. The weekly clash between an opinionated intellectual and a freewheeling spirit drew women to watch football games and caused restaurants and movie theaters to report lower traffic during broadcasts.

“I’d just wait for Howard to make a mistake,” Mr. Meredith said in an interview with Sports Illustrated in 2000. “Didn’t usually take too long.”

In fact, the whole act was planned, by Mr. Cosell. “You wear the white hat, I’ll wear the black hat,” he said to Mr. Meredith in a rehearsal before the premiere of “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 21, 1970.

Mr. Meredith offered a taste of his breezy, even risqué, humor in that first broadcast. In talking about the Cleveland Browns receiver Fair Hooker, Mr. Meredith said, “Fair Hooker — I haven’t met one yet.”

He later referred to President Richard M. Nixon as Tricky Dick and made what seemed to be a joke about his own marijuana use at a Denver Broncos game. “Welcome to Mile High Stadium — and I really am,” he said.

Frank Gifford replaced Keith Jackson as the play-by-play announcer — and straight man of the crew — in the broadcast’s second year, and many announcing-team combinations followed over the next decades. ESPN now broadcasts Monday night games.

Joseph Donald Meredith was born on April 10, 1938. In high school, he acted in school plays, scored 52 points in a basketball tournament game, graduated second in his class and won a statewide contest for identifying shrubs. He was an all-American quarterback for two years at Southern Methodist, after turning down Bear Bryant’s entreaties to go to Texas A&M, where Mr. Bryant coached before he became an Alabama legend.

The Cowboys coveted the local hero and signed him to a personal-services contract before the N.F.L. had even granted Dallas a franchise. The Chicago Bears drafted him, and the Cowboys traded future draft picks to get him.

In an interview with The New York Post in 1966, Mr. Meredith said he assumed he would supplant Johnny Unitas as the league’s pre-eminent quarterback in about a year, but Coach Landry thought quarterbacks should ideally have around five years of seasoning before starting. Mr. Meredith mainly sat on the bench the first three years.

As he sat, he grimly regretted not becoming a lawyer or preacher. “It was two years before Landry even spoke to me,” he said.

He got his chance to start at quarterback in 1963, and he succeeded by almost any standard. He was named to three Pro Bowls and in 1966 was named the N.F.L.’s most valuable player. But he sustained many injuries and bickered with Mr. Landry about play-calling. Mr. Landry ended up calling plays.

Dallas fans began booing him after the Cowboys were unsuccessful in the playoffs, losing by inches and seconds to the Green Bay Packers in 1967 and 1968. He retired after nine seasons in 1969 at 31, saying he was eager to try other fields.

But the road to his future was paved after the second loss to Green Bay in an epic battle called the Ice Bowl. Wearing a blood-stained uniform, Mr. Meredith poured out his heart in a postgame interview. CBS was flooded with mail about this soulful, articulate, apparently real-life cowboy.

The interviewer was Mr. Gifford, who recommended Mr. Meredith to Roone Arledge of ABC, who was then planning to bring pro football to prime-time TV. Mr. Arledge wanted a former player with lots of personality.

But Mr. Meredith had already agreed to work for CBS’s football coverage. He met Mr. Arledge for lunch and, scribbling contract terms on napkins, agreed to join “Monday Night Football” for $30,000. Mr. Arledge grumbled that the lunch cost him $10,000.

“It’s the best $10,000 you’ll ever spend,” Mr. Meredith said.

He left the show after the 1973 season for NBC, which promised movies as well as work on N.F.L. coverage.

It met another condition as well: no one would call him Dandy Don. Mr. Meredith returned to the Monday show in 1977 and stayed until ABC’s coverage of the 1985 Super Bowl.

After acting in movies and television, Mr. Meredith receded into a quiet life in Santa Fe, writing, painting, golfing and acting in a stage production of “The Odd Couple.” He played Oscar. Mr. Gifford was Felix.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; his brother, Jack; and his three children.

For many Americans, their most abiding memory of Mr. Meredith was how he suddenly burst into a Willie Nelson song when he decided a game’s fate was conclusively decided. “Turn out the lights,” he’d sing, “the party’s over.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/sports/football/07meredith.html?src=me

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Don Meredith was born on April 10th, 1938 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Meredith

April 10th, 1938

4 + 10 +1+9+3+8 = 35 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Quarterback.

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Dec 4, 2010 12:48 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA basketball is less a sport than it is a community: past and present, college and pro, the people and their stories woven together. Phil Jasner, the premier chronicler of that community, as well as one of its most cherished members, died Friday at age 68.

A Daily News staff reporter since 1972 and the paper’s 76ers beat writer since 1981, Jasner distinguished himself by his generosity and his even-handedness and his persistence most of all. He was an old-fashioned reporter who grew to be the most important basketball voice in a basketball city, known for both his fairness and his decency.

“I could tell at the age of 5,” said his son, Andy. “He took me to a game with him and people started coming up to him to talk – security guards, everyone. It would go on for years like that, at the old Spectrum, whether it was an usher or Joe Fan in the third row. He was approachable that way. People liked him, and he treated everyone the same. He had time for everybody.”

The 12th man on the bench got the same attention to detail and the same courtesy from Phil as the star of the team. It is one of the lessons Andy, also a sports writer, learned from his father. The two of them covered an NBA All-Star Game together for the first time in 1992 in Orlando.

“He was like a kid in a candy store that weekend,” Andy said. “He never lost his enthusiasm for the work. I’m convinced he would have done it forever. He loved it.

“So many people in the business are so cynical. ‘Sports writer’ and ‘cynical’ go hand-in-hand sometimes, but he never was. In fact, he hated that. It made him crazy when people were like that.”

His personal life was both painful and joyous. He supported his wife Susie, who died in 2006, through a decades-long battle with lupus. But late in his life, before his cancer diagnosis, he met Marcia Levinson, whom he grew to love and described as his life partner. Throughout, though, there was Andy and later, Andy’s family: wife Taryn and granddaughters Jordana and Shira.

“He loved his girls,” Andy said. “He adored them. It was who he was. Those two phone calls I was able to make to him, when they were born, were the happiest days of his life.

“His life was hard in many ways. My mom went through hell. But he felt like that was going to be one side of his life, and he was going to take care of it, and then there would be the work side of his life. He really had a tough personal life for many years, but the work became a release for him.”

The stories about Jasner’s work ethic are legend around the Daily News. The number of times he called in with the offer of one more sidebar story are beyond calculation. Thousands of his bylines filled the pages of the newspaper over 38 years, as did his humor and a variety of column head shots, all of them dominated by a full head of curly hair.

Thirty-eight years. As Daily News editor Michael Days said: “Phil really gave us a blueprint on how to live a rich life, how to have a magnificent career. He was a smart, elegant man who cared deeply about this paper and his colleagues. His passion and his distinctive reporting and writing on the Sixers and the NBA brought him many accolades, and each one was richly deserved.

“To be honest, I’m having a very difficult time imagining this place without him,” Days said.

Everyone has a Phil Jasner deadline story. Often it involved Phil swooping in to save a colleague with a phone number. He was famous for having serious phone numbers – you know, like Wilt Chamberlain’s – but he was less well-known for having the phone number of the guy who would get you to the guy you needed. He kept all of them in a stack of index cards held together by a rubber band.

He was a reporter first and very proud to be known as such.

“Among the things that made Phil special and so good at what he did was how much he loved getting the information, any information, whether it took one phone call or 10,” said Josh Barnett, the Daily News executive sports editor. “And then he wanted to share it. You could tell by the inflection in his voice how excited he was to be able to tell you something that he knew. That enthusiasm was there every day, to the end.

“The last major thing he did for us was a story on Allen Iverson as Iverson was heading to Turkey. He made tons of phone calls, read all these websites, found people to translate Turkish news reports. Little by little, it came together. And you could tell how excited Phil was to be able to do it, even as he struggled physically. It was the mark of a true pro, how, despite all he was going through, he just kept hammering away at it, until it met the standards that he had set for himself his whole career. He wanted anything that appeared to be right, be complete, be thorough.”

It was this professional excellence that saw Jasner chosen for induction by five halls of fame: the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame; the Temple University School of Communications and Theater’s Hall of Fame; and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

“I considered it a great honor to represent the Daily News when Phil won the Curt Gowdy Award and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.,” Daily News managing editor Pat McLoone said. “That Friday night, previous Hall of Famers return for an alumni night. I just stood around, amazed, as people approached Phil, genuinely glad to see him inducted: Billy Cunningham, David Stern, Julius Erving, Bill Walton . . . They just kept coming and coming.”

Like the ushers and the security guards.

Like Joe Fan in the third row.

“He loved to talk about basketball, off the record, just talk hoops,” said Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, who knew Jasner for nearly four decades. “How many guys who had Stage 4 cancer would continue on like he did? He just loved it. He loved basketball. It was his outlet.

“We argued sometimes, had great debates. But he was fair and he was a character. Philadelphia basketball people are interesting people, and he was one of them.”

Philip Mark Jasner was born on March 24, 1942; he was a lifelong Philadelphian. He met Merrill Reese, the longtime radio voice of the Eagles, when the two of them were students at Beeber Junior High School.

“I used to throw passes to him on the front lawn of Beeber – I was the quarterback, he was the receiver,” Reese said.

Several years later, while both were undergraduates at Temple University, Reese remembered a road trip that the two of them took to a basketball game at the University of Kentucky – Reese to do play-by-play on WRTI radio and Jasner to do color commentary as well as write a story for the Temple News.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/sixers/20101203_Phil_Jasner__Sixers_beat_writer__dies_at_age_68.html#ixzz178ne5iw0
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Phil Jasner was born on March 24th, 1942 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Jasner

March 24th, 1942

3 + 24 +1+9+4+2 = 43 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Entertaining.  Fun times.  Having fun.  Friends.  Celebrating.

 

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Dec 3, 2010, 12.56pm IST

Sri Daya Mata, who for more than five decades was the leader of one of the most influential Hindu groups in the United States and an ardent advocate of the healing power of meditation, died on Tuesday at the group’s retreat for nuns in Los Angeles. She was 96.

Her death was confirmed by Lauren Landress, a spokeswoman for the group, the Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, which is based in what once was an elegant hotel on Mount Washington in Los Angeles.

From 1955 until her death, Sri Daya Mata — her name means “true mother of compassion” in Sanskrit — was the society’s president and spiritual leader. In her flowing ocher sari, she presided over an organization that now has more than 600 temples, centers and retreats in 60 countries, about half of them in the United States. Ms. Landress estimated that the society had “hundreds of thousands” of followers, but said she could not be more specific.

The society, whose monks and nuns adopt Indian names, teaches that there is a unifying truth behind all religious experience, and the group encourages its members to honour their roots in other faiths. Most members follow a vegetarian diet, practice yoga, chant and meditate.

Meditation, Sri Daya Mata said, is a universal balm: “If we turn our consciousness within, in deep meditation, communing with God even a little bit every day, we begin gradually to experience that love which is our real nature.

“Feeling love within ourselves, it is very easy to give it to others.”

The Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by the Indian yoga master Paramahansa Yogananda soon after he arrived in the United States as a delegate to the International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston. He became well known as the author of “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which was first published in 1946.

Catherine Wessinger, a professor of the history of religions at Loyola University New Orleans, said on Thursday that Sri Yogananda was “the most significant teacher to popularize Hindu ideas and practices in the United States after the initial one, Swami Vivekananda,” who came to the United States in 1893.

“Of course, in the 1960s, numerous gurus immigrated to the United States,” Dr. Wessinger said, “but the S.R.F. remains influential.”

Sri Daya Mata, who was born Faye Wright in Salt Lake City on January 31, 1914, was a daughter of Clarence and Rachel Wright, who were Mormons. Her grandfather Abraham Reister Wright was an architect of the Mormon Tabernacle.

Faye was 15 when she picked up a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita, a sacred Hindu scripture. Two years later, in 1931, she attended a lecture by Sri Yogananda in Salt Lake City.

Soon after, with her mother’s blessing, she moved to Los Angeles and joined the society. She took her vows in 1932, becoming one of the first nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship order. Her mother, sister and two brothers later became members of the society as well.

For more than 20 years, Sri Daya Mata was one of Sri Yogananda’s closest disciples, serving as his secretary and helping compile the detailed instructions on yoga meditation that the society distributed by mail order.

In 1955, three years after Sri Yogananda died, she succeeded the Rajarsi Janakananda as president of the society. As a spiritual successor to Sri Yogananda, she supervised the training of disciples who resided in ashrams around the world and the administration of the society’s humanitarian services.

Besides its headquarters, the society owns a 10-acre sanctuary in the Pacific Palisades, near Malibu, Calif., where a temple crowned by a golden lotus was built in 1966 under Sri Daya Mata’s guidance. Followers come from around the country to meditate.

J Gordon Melton, director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California, who has compiled a census of Hindu groups in the United States, said that while the Self-Realization Fellowship’s “strength still is in Southern California, Daya Mata built a following that it is now a much more substantial national movement.”

Read more: Sri Daya Mata, guiding light for US Hindus, dies at 96 – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/indians-abroad/Sri-Daya-Mata-guiding-light-for-US-Hindus-dies-at-96/articleshow/7034598.cms#ixzz172XB7Ekb

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Sri Daya Mata was  born on January 31st, 1914 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daya_Mata
January 31st, 1914
1 + 31 +1+9+1+4 = 47 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.  Foresight.  Visionary. 

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December 1st, 2010

If Mike Krzyzewski were carving a Mount Rushmore of his best point guards, he’d take the chisel and nick out the faces of Tommy Amaker, Bobby Hurley and Jason Williams, players so good they proved themselves unique as soon as they set foot on the Duke campus.

Seven games into a season full of the promise of magic, Krzyzewski is reaching for his carving tools again.

Kyrie Irving

In just his seventh college game, Kyrie Irving put on a show with 31 points against the No. 6 Spartans.

The fourth face hasn’t quite earned his way onto the mountain, but he is climbing there rapidly.

If November belonged to Kemba, Kyrie took first dibs on December.

Kyrie Irving dropped 31 on sixth-ranked Michigan State, overpowering a veteran Spartan backcourt and outshining his own All-American teammates. The 31 ranks second behind only J.J. Redick in the all-time freshman scoring records at Duke and left the Cameron Crazies, oohing, aahing and chanting their hero’s name after the No. 1 Blue Devils ousted a feisty Michigan State team 84-79.

As another star freshman, the one named to the preseason All-American team and even as the early player of the year pick by some publications, struggles just eight miles down the road, the natural question hovers over Tobacco Road: Did all those prognosticators pick the wrong state of North Carolina freshman?

No one at Duke is biting on the inevitable comparisons between Irving and Harrison Barnes, but suffice it to say those on the Durham sign of the line are happy with the freshman they’ve got.

“I haven’t coached him like a freshman; I’ve coached him like a really good basketball player,” Krzyzewski said. “And that means you’ve got to let him make mistakes, which he’s done, but you also have to let him have some freedom. He’s really good and he deserves to have the freedom to follow his instincts. We’re changing the way we play because of him.”

That really says all you need to know about the talent of Irving. A Hall of Fame coach, a man whose name is etched not only on the court he works on, but also inked in the annals of basketball history, has done nothing shy of redesigning his offense to suit the fancy of an 18-year-old.

Where Duke once parked its game in the 60s, the Blue Devils now are pushing the ball downcourt and using more ball screens, giving Irving the chance to make reads and consequently more plays.

It is akin to turning over the keys of a Cadillac to a first-time driver, dropping nothing less than the charge of stewarding a loaded team defending its national championship on the shoulders of a freshman.

“He’s not a freshman,” senior Nolan Smith laughed. “He plays like a veteran.”

The unsung heroes in Irving’s ‘sensational, scintillating, super’ season as Krzyzewski called it after he was forced to reach for adjectives, are Smith and Kyle Singler. Rather than feel threatened by the impudence of a hotshot whippersnapper, the two seniors took Irving aside and told him they wanted and expected him to take over the game.

“It’s inevitable with seniors that you’re going to look up to them,” Irving said. “So when they look to me, it’s like, ‘Wow.’ It’s kind of surprising. But it’s their confidence in me that allows me to play the way I do.”

Not every upperclassman would do that. It takes maturity and self-confidence, but equally, it takes players wise enough to recognize what is best for the team.

“We told him from day one that we needed him to be the other guy,” Smith said. “We expect him to play this way and we need him to.”

And with the way Irving plays, he has almost seamlessly transitioned into the triumvirate once formed by Singler, Smith and Jon Scheyer — ‘We make a pretty good trio right now,’ Smith smiled.

On arguably the biggest stage of his career — a matchup between the two teams considered the frontrunners for a final dance in Houston — Irving not only shot 8-of-12 from the floor, 13-of-16 from the line, dished out four assists, pulled down six rebounds and played 36 minutes, he played with an instinct that belied his years. 

Kyrie Irving

The Spartans never let Duke pull away, but in the end, there was simply too much Kyrie Irving. 

His were not 31 selfish points, but 31 points borne out of necessity. While Smith and Singler struggled in the first half, Irving simply filled the gap. He scored 18 of his 31 in the first 20 minutes while Smith spent eight minutes on the bench with foul trouble and Singler struggled on 2-of-9 shooting.

With Duke trailing 17-15 early, Irving went on a mini-tear, scoring six in a row and 11 of the Blue Devils’ next 13.

Then in the second he picked his spots, scoring when it was available and dictating tempo and attracting attention when it wasn’t.

Perhaps the most telling play for Irving came on one of the handful of buckets he missed. Up 69-64 in the final minutes, Irving drove to the basket. Michigan State, respecting his strength to the hoop so much, sagged everyone toward him and when Draymond Green blocked Irving’s shot, the rejection fell into the hands of a wide-open Singler.

That’s a wide-open All-American.

“I know this much, I’m sick of seeing all these great guards,” said MSU coach Tom Izzo, who watched Kemba Walker put up 30 against the Spartans in Maui.

Izzo doesn’t leave Durham empty-handed, however. A week after watching the hoppers ditch the bandwagon after a lost to UConn, Michigan State surely has found more converts. The Spartans played in the most overwhelming of environments and never stopped coming. Twice Duke pushed the lead to double-digits, poised it would seem to end the drama. Twice the Spartans came back.

Still waiting on Kalin Lucas to find his strength and conditioning, Michigan State has plenty of room to improve as the season and Lucas’ progresses. The first order of business: eliminating turnovers. The Spartans coughed it up 20 times — already the third 20-plus turnover game of the young season — resulting in 28 points for the Blue Devils. And while some of them were results of Duke pressure, many were simply careless.

“I take more positives away than negatives,” Izzo said. “We might be a team to be reckoned with down the road.”

For now, though, Duke remains the team to be reckoned with, rolling through yet another test without a hiccup. The Blue Devils have steamrolled No. 4 (Kansas State) and punched out No. 6 (Michigan State), appearing so much better than most everyone else that already people are scanning the schedule, wondering if Duke will lose.

Krzyzewski doesn’t believe his team will go undefeated, arguing that a team has to be older than the one he has to do something that hasn’t been done in 34 years.

Of course sometimes youth is a lie. Sometimes a player comes along who separates himself so smoothly and so quickly that it doesn’t matter what his birth certificate says.

Krzyzewski knows that. He’s seen it before, in the faces of his Mount Rushmore.

And he knows when it’s time to make room for another.

from:  http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=oneil_dana&id=5873814

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Kyrie Irving was born on March 23rd, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrie_Irving

March 23rd, 1992

3 + 23 +1+9+9+2 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

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December 1st, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Watch the Celebrity Rehab 4 premiere online in this full episode video clip.

In the Celebrity Rehab 4 premiere episode, viewers meet all of the celebs under Dr. Drew’s care. Here’s the rundown, with some moms and dads in the mix:

Rachel Uchitel, who made headlines as Tiger Woods’ mistress, is addicted to prescription medication.

Reality star Jason Wahler, from The Hills, is battling alcohol addiction.

Self-proclaimed first supermodel Janice Dickinson’s addictions include plastic surgery (no surprise there!), prescription drugs, alcohol and shopping.

Socialite Jason Davis is addicted to heroin.

Frankie Lons, mother to Keyshia Cole, has been struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.

70s heartthrob Leif Garrett is a heroin addict.

Actor Jeremy London made headlines over the summer when he said he was kidnapped and forced to use drugs. He has battled a prescription medicine addiction.

Actor Eric Roberts, dad to actress Emma Roberts, has struggled with cocaine addiction in the past, pot and alcohol abuse.

Watch the Celebrity Rehab 4 premiere video, where the patients check in and Dr. Drew meets with them for the first time.

story from and video at:  http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/12/01/watch-celebrity-rehab-4-premiere-online-watch-full-celebrity-rehab-4-episode-video/

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Jason Davis was born on October 14th, 1984 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Davis_(actor)

October 14th, 1984

10 + 14 +1+9+8+4 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Childhood.  The past.  Forever young.  A kid at heart.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jason Davis

1        4

 

his primary challenge = JD = 14 = Diet.  Moderation.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 10:19am PST

A controversial animal-rights group preparing to embark on its annual harassment campaign against Japanese whalers has stepped up its effort this season by enlisting the aid of … Godzilla.

The swift and ominous-looking interceptor vessel has the moniker Gojira, named after the ferocious monster in the legendary Japanese film, which in English means Godzilla.

The 115-foot boat was launched by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Monday in Fremantle, Australia, and has joined the larger vessels, Steve Irwin and Bob Barker, in Hobart. At midweek all three will begin their journey to Antarctic waters, where their crews will await the arrival of the Japanese whaling fleet.

Japan also means business. The whaling ships will carry armed members of the Japan Coast Guard to help prevent sabotage by the activists, according to the Japan Times.

These seasonal confrontations in the remote Southern Ocean have become increasingly tense, with occasional collisions underscoring the danger and controversial nature of some methods employed by Sea Shepherd, which has been criticized for risking human lives in its effort to save minke whales, which are not an endangered species.

Last season Sea Shepherd scuttled its interceptor vessel, the Ady Gil, after claiming it had been rammed and irreparably damaged by a whaling vessel. New Zealand investigators found both crews to have been at fault.

Japan annually targets about 900 whales — mostly minkes but also a handful of endangered fin whales — during a three-month season that generally begins in early December.

Japan gets around a longstanding International Whaling Commission ban against commercial whaling by using a “research” loophole and designating the hunts — which are considered an important part of Japanese culture and tradition — scientific missions.

However, pressure to persuade the country to curtail whaling is mounting. The IWC last spring submitted a proposal calling for Japan to reduce its quota to about 200 over a 10-year period. Australia has used an international court to try to halt whaling in the Antarctic, where killing occurs within a designated whale sanctuary.

Last season the Japanese fleet killed 506 minke whales and one fin whale. Officials with Japan’s Fisheries Agency and the Institute of Cetacean Research regard Sea Shepherd as an eco-terrorist organization that has successfully obstructed hunting. Though the whaling effort is termed scientific, whale meat is sold commercially throughout Japan.

Gojira, which can easily out-run the larger Japanese vessels, will be used to help locate the factory ship, which processes whales killed by crews aboard harpoon boats; to try to thwart harpooning, and to prevent delivery of harpooned whales to the factory ship.

“The factory ship is the one we’re after and if we can find it, we can shut down whaling,” Sea Shepherd spokesman Jeff Hansen told reporters in Australia. “We can save 10 to 12 whales a day by blocking the slipway on the factory ship, so really this vessel is going to play a huge part in shutting down the Japanese whaling fleet for the entire summer.”

This will be Sea Shepherd’s seventh campaign against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic during the Southern Hemisphere summer, and the fourth season with an Animal Planet crew aboard, filming for its popular “Whale Wars” series.

from:  http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/22423/japanese+whalers+to+face+new+enemy+in+godzilla/

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The mayor of Fremantle, Western Australia, officially christened Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s newly acquired, fast interceptor vessel Gojira, during a ceremony in Fremantle’s fishing boat harbor earlier this week. Mayor Brad Pettitt presented Fremantle’s flag and an engraved plaque with the city’s coat of arms to Captain Locky MacLean for Gojira’s maiden voyage to defend the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.Gojira Captain Locky MacLean expressed, “Fremantle has once again proven to be one of the strongest support bases for Sea Shepherd. From the onshore volunteers, to the local businesses and people of Fremantle, we would not have been able to be leave on time without their support.”

Perhaps the real ceremony highlight was the unveiling of Gojira’s registration with the homeport of Fremantle. The significance here is for the first time in Sea Shepherd’s 33 years of operation, they will have an Australian-registered vessel, with Australian crewmembers, defending Australia’s territory, and upholding the Australian Federal Court ruling.

“Having Fremantle as a homeport for Gojira, and flying the Australian flag, optimizes Australia as the most passionate defender of whales in the world,” said Sea Shepherd’s Australian Director Jeff Hansen.

Gojira

Gojira is currently en route to Hobart, Tasmania to join the rest of Sea Shepherd’s fleet with a mission to defend the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. On December 2, Captain Paul Watson and his international crew will embark upon their annual journey aboard three ships Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, and Gojira, on a mission to enforce international conservation law and prevent the illegal slaughter of endangered whales.

Sea Shepherd sends a special mention of great appreciation for onshore support to the following individuals and businesses:  Hayley Radford, Olly Klokhag Rowlett, Liza and Mike Dicks, Brendon Clark and all the team from Clark Australia Group, Macca and all the team at BME Engineering, John and the team from Nail Ale Brewery, Peter Wales and all the team from Kailis Marine, all the team from Eye In The Sky Magazine, and the Perth Chapter of Sea Shepherd – thank you!

Sea Shepherd would also like to extend a big thank you to Fremantle’s mayor Brad Pettitt who showed his support in representing Australia’s wishes in having the compassion and conviction to stand up to the illegal whalers.

Mayor Brad Pettitt and SSCS Australian Director Jeff Hansen on Gojira’s bridgeMayor Brad Pettitt and SSCS Australian Director Jeff Hansen on Gojira’s bridge Kevin McGinty, Georgie Dicks, Mayor Brad Pettitt, Jeff Hansen and Locky MacLean onboard the GojiraKevin McGinty, Georgie Dicks, Mayor Brad Pettitt, Jeff Hansen and Locky MacLean onboard the Gojira
Mayor Brad Pettitt presents plaque to Jeff HansenMayor Brad Pettitt presents plaque to Jeff Hansen Mayor Brad Pettitt, Captain Locky MacLean and Jeff Hansen proudly display the Australian flagMayor Brad Pettitt, Captain Locky MacLean and Jeff Hansen proudly display the Australian flag
Sea Shepherd and Australian flags with Eye in the Sky Magazine’s chopperSea Shepherd and Australian flags with Eye in the Sky Magazine’s chopper Captain Locky MacLean, Mayor Pettitt and Jeff Hansen onboard Gojira’s during sea trialCaptain Locky MacLean, Mayor Pettitt and Jeff Hansen onboard Gojira’s during sea trial

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-101129-1.html

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Monday November 29th, 2010

November 29th, 2010

11 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 43 = the life lesson of Gojira =   Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  A toast.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Cohort.  Fellow.  Chap.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Crowded.  Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  It’s party time!  Let’s party!  The life of the party.  Make a game out of things.  Playing games.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Let’s meet.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Hanging loose.  Let loose.  Show me a good time.  Come out and play.  Celebratory dance.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together.  Enough is enough.  I’ve had enough.  More than enough.  The party’s over.  The fun is over.  It’s not all fun and games.  

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November 29th, 2010

11 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 43 = Gojira’s personal year (from November 29th, 2010 to November 28th, 2011) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  A toast.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Cohort.  Fellow.  Chap.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Crowded.  Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  It’s party time!  Let’s party!  The life of the party.  Make a game out of things.  Playing games.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Let’s meet.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Hanging loose.  Let loose.  Show me a good time.  Come out and play.  Celebratory dance.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together.  Enough is enough.  I’ve had enough.  More than enough.  The party’s over.  The fun is over.  It’s not all fun and games.  

43 year + 11 (November) = 54 = Gojira’s personal month (from November 29th, 2010 to December 28th, 2010) = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  Scout.  Intelligence gathering.  Surveillance.  Confirm.  Confirmation.  Witness.  Observe.  View.  Watch.  Oversee.  Overlook.  Overhear.  Listen.  Ears.  Audiotape.  Videotape.  Recording.  Footage.  Scan.  Snippet.  Inquire.  Interview.  Interrogate.  Questions.  Trivia.  Riddles.  Puzzles.  Quiz.  Questionnaire.  Querent.  Discussion.  Forums.  Laboratory.  Research.  Specimen.  Documentation.  Factors.  Congruence.  Correlation.  Estimate.  Guess.  Theory.  Postulate.  Assumption.  Geminian.  Mind reading.  Telepathy.  Teleport.  Memorize.  Verbatim.  Quote.  Recite.  Extemporaneous.  Improvisation.  Demonstrate.  Examples.  Exhibit.  Engineer.  Programming.  Technology.  Internet.  Online.  Interface.  Simulation.  Virtual.  Cyber.  Digital.  Monitor.  Screen.  Graphics.  Holographic.  3D.  Transparency.  Superimpose.  Phase.  Applications.  Software.  Version.  Modify.  Enhancements.  Characteristics.  Identity.  Alias.  Profile.  Video.  Download.  Upload.  Sensor.  Stimuli.  Dashboard.  Vicarious.  Chameleon.  Copy.  Imitate.  Impersonate.  Impression.  Mimic.  Photocopy.  Duplicate.  Double.  Twins.  Split.  Bifurcate.  Dual.  Multiple.  Poly.  Replicate.  Exponential.  Resemble.  Portray.  Cameo.  Role playing.  Repertoire.  Transcribe.  Dialogue.  Narrate.  Documentary.  Recital.  Fluency.  Conversant.  Language.  Bilingual.  Multilingual.  Interpret.  Translator.  Lingo.  Approximate.  Disguise.  Camouflage.  Costumes.  A prop.  Gesture.  Confidant.  Spy.  Infiltrate.  Insider.  Undercover.  Covert.  Secret agent.  Incognito.  Debrief.  (De)code.  Decipher.  Uncover.  Expose.  Erase.  Data.  Encode.  Documents.  Files.  Memoir.  Autobiography.  Distraction.  Coy.  Cunning.  Outsmart.  Replacement.  Replica.  Layers.  Veneer.  Facade.  Informant.  Leak.  Filter.  Revise.  Restore.  Reverse.  Double cross.  Doublespeak.  Double meaning.  Duplicity.  Mixed messages.  Boggle.  Bewilder.  Ask questions.  Monkey see, monkey do.  Flying by the seat of your pants.  Making it up as you go.  Off the cuff.  Stand-up comedy.  Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.  I am both sides of the coin.  Artificial intelligence.  Let’s watch.  Look & see.  Check it out.  What are you doing?  What are you up to?  A fly on the wall.  I’m all ears.  Peek-a-boo, I see you.  Tell me what’s on your mind.  I want to know what you’re thinking.  Mental telepathy.  Remote viewing.  A good question is like beating a bell.  Fill in the blank.  Guessing games.  Mental recreation.  Wrap your head/mind around this.  Cracking the code.  Top secret.  Change of clothes.  Living vicariously.  Just go with it.  Audio/video.  On tape.  Roll the tape.  Frame by frame.  The following has been recorded.  This is a recording.  Repeat after me.  Remote control.  A backup copy.  Face to face.  Witness/observer.  Speaking in the third person.  Corroborating witness.  Be on the lookout.  Looking over your shoulder.  In other words.  A play on words.  With a wink and a nod.  I changed my mind.  Look-alike.  Role reversal.  Back and forth.  What she/he said.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Putting up a front.  Cover story.  Things are not as they appear.  Assumed identity.  Mistaken identity.  Messing with your head/mind.  Faking it.  Fake out.  Not knowing what’s up and what’s down.

54 month + 29 (29th of the month on Monday November 29th, 2010) = 83 = Gojira’s personal day = Social justice.  A call for justice.

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November 29th, 2010

29 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = Gojira’s “secret” number = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  First place.  Number 1.  Better.  The greatest.  The best.  The biggest.  Giant.  Huge.  Gigantic.  Humongous.  Colossal.  Mammoth.  Ginormous.  Super-sized.  Goliath.  Juggernaut.  Behemoth.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  America.  Americans.  Anthem.  Medal.  Trophy.  Awards.  Crown.  King.  Simple.  Easy.  Ease.  Convenience.  Gadgets.  Gizmos.  Bruiser.  Clobber.  Fight.  Battle.  Combat.  You win.  Record setting.  Award-winning.  Bigger is better.  Mighty giant.  Larger than life.  Over the top.  Keep it simple.  Ease of use.  Love of one’s country.  Majority rules.  Instant gratification.  Immediate self-gratification.  The short-term.  Taking the path of least resistance.  Taking the easy way out.  I’ll do what I want to do.  Rugged individualism.  I’m not going down without a fight.  It takes two blows to make a battle.  The first blow does not hurt like the second.  Your liberty ends where my nose begins.  A kick in the butt.  Pick on someone your own size.  Picking a fight.  Put up your dukes.  Duking it out. 

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November 30, 2010 12:38 IST

As the Congress closes ranks and tries to dismiss the Jagan factor in Andhra Pradesh, the rebel Reddy is in Kadapa district with his mother, Vijayalaxmi, and will visit the YSR samadhi there to pay respects to the former chief minister. Jagan Mohan Reddy quit the Congress and as the Kadapa MP on Monday. (Jagan’s resignation letter to Sonia: Full Text)
 
The party has a tricky task ahead and leaders insist that Jagan’s exit will have no impact on the Congress in Andhra Pradesh.  Consolidation is key as the party works out a new cabinet that will please as many people as possible. The crucial cabinet formation exercise will take place on Wednesday and there are fears that those left out will gravitate towards YSR’s son. (Who is Jagan Mohan Reddy?)
 
Jagan has publicly asked the MLAs who support him not to resign from the Congress. He would need 53 MLAs to split the party and at the moment sources in his camp say they do not have the support of more than 30. They do hope that number will increase after December 1. 
 
Because of Jagan’s pro-unified-Andhra stance, only one of the 50-odd Congress MLAs from the Telangana region supports him. His support base is essentially drawn from the other two regions. 
If Jagan were to manage to the split the party, the Congress could then look to the Prajya Rajyam Party (PRP),  Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) for outside support to the government.
 
There was talk of Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party, with its 18 MLAs, filling the Jagan void, but the actor-turned politician has decided to stay out of the government for now, with talks falling through on ministerial berths. Sources said Chiranjeevi wanted four ministries, but the Congress was loath to give him that many.
 
There are also doubts over whether Chiru can deliver the 18 MLAs en bloc. At least four of them are openly with Jagan.
 
The next bit of action is now expected on Wednesday, when the new Andhra Pradesh cabinet of Kiran Kumar Reddy will be sworn in.  Jagan will be watching the proceedings from Kadapa district, where he shall remain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/jagan-factor-looms-as-congress-picks-cabinet-69522?trendingnow&cp

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Jagan Mohan Reddy was born on December 21st, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeduguri_Sandinti_Jagan_Mohan_Reddy
December 21st, 1972
12 + 21 +1+9+7+2 = 52 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Keen.  Perseptive.  Astute.  Shrewd.  Astrology.  Horoscope.  Jyotish.  Gossip.  Rumors.
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December 21st
12 + 21 +2+0+0+9 = 44 = his personal year (from December 21st, 2009 to December 20th, 2010) = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  In touch.  Having your finger on the pulse of what’s happening.
44 year + 11 (November) = 55 = his personal month (from November 21st, 2010 to December 20th, 2010) = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Using your mind.
55 month + 29 (29th of the month on Monday November 29th, 2010) = 84 = his personal day = Abandoning work.
55 month + 30 (30th of the month on Tuesday November 30th, 2010) = All we are is dust in the wind.
55 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday December 1st, 2010) = 56 = his personal day = Choosing.  Deciding.
“Free to make your own decision.
 Do it now with fine precision!”

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Graphic: The world's most dangerous border

November 29, 2010 2:39 a.m. EST

Joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States continued in the Yellow Sea on Monday as tensions with nearby North Korea continue to brew.

On Monday, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said South Korea will “firmly” respond to future provocations from North Korea and declared that his nation “cannot remain patient” in the face of continued hostility from Pyongyang.

“Fellow citizens, at this point, actions are more important than words,” Lee said in a televised address. “Please have trust in the government and the military and support us.”

The divided peninsula — tense at the best of times — has been near the boiling point since Tuesday, when four people died in a North Korean artillery barrage that targeted the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

Lee called that attack an “inhuman crime” that followed decades of previous attacks from North Korea, including the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March.

North Korea has consistently denied responsibility for the sinking of the Cheonan, which killed 46 South Korean sailors.

“It is difficult at this point to expect North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons or military adventurism,” Lee said. “We are now clearly aware that we cannot stay patient and be generous. That will only give rise to bigger provocations.”

Lee’s address came a day after South Korean and U.S. forces started joint military exercises Sunday, prompting a furious response from North Korea.

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington joined South Korea’s forces near the coasts of China and North Korea for the four-day drill, which the North called “no more than an attempt to find a pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost,” according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

China, North Korea’s closest ally, called Sunday for an emergency meeting of the six major powers involved in talks about the Korean peninsula.

Top diplomats from the six nations — which also include Japan, the United States and Russia — need to meet soon to “maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and ease the tension” in the region, Beijing’s special representative for the region, Wu Dawei, said Sunday.

A top Chinese envoy met with Lee on Sunday, and a high-ranking North Korean official will visit Beijing on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency said.

South Korea said Sunday it did not think the time was right for a resumption of the six-party talks, but said it would “bear in mind” the Chinese proposal.

In Washington, meanwhile, a State Department official told CNN that the United States is consulting with its allies, but resumed six-party talks “cannot substitute for action by North Korea to comply with its obligations.”

“Clear steps by North Korea are needed to demonstrate a change of behavior,” said the official, who was not authorized to speak for attribution.

And U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that the flare-up exposed the failure of “continued appeasement” of North Korea by Republican and Democratic administrations.

He said the United States has given North Korea more than $1 billion in aid over the past 15 years with the goal of getting them to the negotiating table.

“It seems the purpose of everything is to get the North Koreans to the table,” said McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The North Koreans’ only claim to their position on the world stage is their nuclear capability. And they have a terrible, most repressive, oppressive regime in the world. They have hundreds of thousands of people in slave labor camps. And all of that seems to be sacrificed in the altar of, quote, ‘negotiations.’”

Meanwhile, the Washington-based ANSWER Coalition called for “an end to the U.S.-South Korean provocations” and announced rallies in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, on Monday.

“The United States and South Korean governments have been pursuing a policy of deliberate provocation over the past several months,” targeting North Korea and China, ANSWER’s website states.

“While hypocritically calling for ‘calm’ in words, Washington is escalating the crisis by its actions,” it said, referring to the U.S.-South Korea military exercises and the USS George Washington.

In his Monday speech, South Korea’s Lee said efforts to resolve the international standoff through negotiations and humanitarian assistance to the North were met with “nuclear development and the sinking of the Cheonan.”

He said the attack on Yeonpyeong Island would have been unlawful even in wartime, adding, “I cannot but be angered at their cruelty.”

North Korea said the South provoked the attack because shells from a South Korean millitary drill landed in the North’s waters.

The North called reports of civilian casualties part of South Korea’s “propaganda campaign” and accused the “enemy” of creating “a human shield by deploying civilians around artillery positions and inside military facilities before the launch of the provocation.”

The violence has sparked anger and political turmoil in South Korea.

The country’s defense minister, Kim Tae-young, resigned after the exchange of fire.

Veterans of the South Korean military protested over the weekend on the streets of Seoul, stating they were angry that their country’s government had not done enough to respond to the North’s shelling.

The tense maritime border between the two Koreas has become the major military flashpoint on the Korean peninsula in recent years.

The Yeonpyeong attack was the first direct artillery assault on South Korea since 1953, when an armistice ended fighting. North and South Korea are still technically at war.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/29/koreas.crisis/

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Kim Jong-il was born on February 16th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-il

February 16th, 1941

2 + 16 +1+9+4+1 = 33 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Taking a stand.  Standing up for himself.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.

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February 16th, 1941

16 + 1+9+4+1 = 31 = his “secret” number = Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Cacophony.  Disturbance.  Struggles.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Altercation.  Brawl.  Donnybrook.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Troublemaker.  Disorderly conduct.  Havoc.  Riot.   Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Here comes trouble.  It takes two to make a quarrel.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.  Out of spite.  Getting your goat.  I can’t compete with you.  Working at cross purposes.  Riot starter.  Free-for-all.  

 

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February 16th

2 + 16 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from February 16th, 2010 to February 15th, 2011) = Stepping onto the world stage.

21 year + 11 (November) = 32 = his personal month (from November 16th, 2010 to December 15th, 2010) = Fighting.  Winning.  United States.  America.

 

21 year + 12 (December) = 33 = his personal month (from December 16th, 2010 to January 15th, 2011) = Taking a stand.  Standing up for himself.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.

When his number (33 (2 + 16 +1+9+4+1 = 33)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So that will be HIS month!!!

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Lee Myung-bak was born on December 19th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Myung-bak

December 19th, 1941

12 + 19 +1+9+4+1 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn  = The past.  Making history.  History in the making.  Maintaining your innocence.

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December 19th

12 + 19 +2+0+0+9 = 42 = his personal year (from December 19th, 2009 to December 18th, 2010) = Misunderstandings.

42 year + 11 (November) = 53 = his personal month (from November 19th, 2010 to December 18th, 2010) = Warrior spirit.  Debates.  Arguing.  Heated exchanges.

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A portrait shot of a serious looking middle-aged African-American male looking straight ahead. He has short black hair, and is wearing a dark navy blazer with a blue striped tie over a light blue collared shirt. In the background are two flags hanging from separate flagpoles: an American flag, and one from the Executive Office of the President.

Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_obama

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2010 to August 4th, 2011) = War.

15 year + 11 (November) = 26 = his personal month (from November 4th, 2010 to December 4th, 2010) = Communication.  In the news.

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28 November 2010 Last updated at 22:17 ET

Nielsen’s role as a hapless doctor in the disaster spoof film Airplane! made him a comic star

Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died at the age of 84.

He died in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being treated for pneumonia, his agent John S Kelly said.

Canadian-born Nielsen started out as a serious actor but in 1980, his role as a hapless doctor in the disaster spoof film Airplane! made him a comic star.

In all, he appeared in more than 100 films and had a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

“With his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” his nephew Doug Nielsen said, the AFP news agency reported.

‘Don’t call me Shirley’

Born in the Canadian city of Regina in 1926, Leslie Nielsen enjoyed an acting career which spanned six decades.

He started as a television actor in New York in 1950, performing in about 150 live dramas.

In the mid-1950s, he moved to Hollywood, where he initially carved out a film career as a leading man, capitalising on his craggy good looks and 6ft2in (194cm) height.

Then in 1980 his deadpan delivery in the comedy disaster movie Airplane! marked him out as a gifted clown, says the BBC’s Rajesh Mirchandani in Los Angeles.

It was in this role that he became known for the line “Don’t call me Shirley”.

The success of Airplane! led to another TV role in the spoof crime show Police Squad where he first played accident-prone detective Frank Drebin.

He went on to make three films as the same character in the Naked Gun series, starring opposite Priscilla Presley.

He continued working into his eighties.

Nearly two weeks ago – at the age of 84 – Nielsen was taken into hospital in Florida where he lived, suffering from pneumonia.

His condition had worsened over the last two days and relatives said he passed away peacefully, our correspondent says.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014

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Leslie William Nielsen was born on February 11th, 1926 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Nielsen

February 11th, 1926

2 + 11 +1+9+2+6 = 31 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Catalyst.  Reaction.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Riotous.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.  Free-for-all.

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February 11th

2 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Leslie William Nielsen

351395 5933914 5953155            93

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Making the best of a worse case scenario.

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Jenni-Lyn Watson Body Confirmed Leading to Arrest of Ex-BoyfriendSteven Pieper

11:08 AM on 28th November 2010

Police say they have arrested the ex-boyfriend of Jenni-Lyn Watson, whose body was found in a storage shed near Clay Central Park, New York.

Steven Pieper faces arraignment on murder charges, police said at a press conference today.

Watson and Pieper had an on-and-off relationship over an 18-month period, according to Onondaga County district attorney William Fitzpatrick. 

The arrest came hours after searchers combing through woods for any sign of  Watson found her body covered in debris behind a storage shed in a swampy area of Clay Central Park.

Mr Fitzpatrick claimed  Pieper was upset when Watson tried to end their relationship in early October.

He said investigators believe Pieper killed her at her parents’ house on November 19, and her body was ‘dumped, frankly, like garbage’ in the park.

Watson’s body was found at 10.30am in the park, where the search had focused since she disappeared on November 19.

Watson’s family has been notified and will identify the remains. An autopsy is planned for tomorrow morning.

Watson, 20, disappeared a day after returning home to Clay for Thanksgiving break.

Undersheriff Warren Darby said on Friday that more than 100 people were searching for her.

He said the search expanded from 600 acres to 1,200 acres. Watson was a junior dance major at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa.

Her parents had told investigators it was ‘uncharacteristic’ for the pretty college student to go off on her own without telling anybody.

Miss Watson’s murder has stunned the entire community of Liverpool, which had thrown itself into finding her.

Jenni-Lyn Watson
Dressed as an angel: Jenni-Lyn Watson in an undated picture, on her mobile phone at a fancy dress party dressed as an angel
Jenni-Lyn Watson
Jenni-Lyn Watson

Fun-loving: Pictures of Jenni-Lyn – on a website dedicated to finding her – show the 20-year-old as a vibrant and witty woman

Found dead: Jenni-Lyn, of Liverpool, New York, disappeared on November 19 after going home for Thanksgiving

Found dead: Jenni-Lyn, of Liverpool, New York, disappeared on November 19 after going home for Thanksgiving

 

Jenni-Lyn is a ballerina who had returned to her parents' house for the holidays
Dancing passion: Jenni-Lyn loved ballet and was a junior dance major at Mercyhurst College

Friends held a vigil at Mercyhurst College, while others in Liverpool handed out flyers to members of the public.

A website and a Facebook page was set up to help find her – the Facebook page attracting more than 27,000 members.

Pictures posted on both show Miss Watson enjoying herself like any girl her age – at a senior ball, at the seaside with friends and at a party in fancy dress as an angel.

Search: Police comb a wooded area where Jenni-Lynn's mobile phone was last used
Search: Police comb a wooded area where Jenni-Lynn’s mobile phone was last used

 

Police search the area. Friends and family have launched their own campaign to find Jenni-Lynn
Gruesome discovery: Police found Jenni-Lyn’s body inside a storage unit in the park where they had been concentrating their search

On her Facebook page she lists one of her favourite quotes as: ‘You are only as strong as the martinis you drink…. tables you dance on and the friends that you have.’

Sergeant John D’Eredita of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office said two search teams and sniffer dogs had combed around 200 acres of woodland bordering an industrial area in Clay, a short distance away from Liverpool.

Miss Watson had just finished her exams at Mercyhurst College when she came back home.

Friends and relatives said her disappearance was 'abnormal' as they prayed for her safe return
Friends and relatives said her disappearance was ‘abnormal’ as they prayed for her safe return
Jenni-Lynn, shown here in a ballerina pose in an image from her Facebook page, was last seen just five miles from her home
Jenni-Lynn, shown here in a ballerina pose in an image from her Facebook page, was last seen just five miles from her home

She was last seen on Friday morning at the family home by her parents and 17-year-old sister.

When they came back that that afternoon she had vanished, apparently taking just her mobile phone.

Her wallet and house keys were still indoors.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333744/Steven-Pieper-Jenni-Lyn-Watsons-ex-boyfriend-arrested-police-body-NY.html#ixzz16ZoM6CBx

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Jenni-Lyn Watson’s body found, Steven M. Pieper charged with murder

Jenni-Lyn Watson's body found, Steven M. Pieper charged with murder

Jenni-Lyn Watson’s body found, Steven M. Pieper charged with murder

Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 9:17 PM

Steven M. Pieper, 21, of Liverpool, is escorted by Sheriff’s Deputies into Clay Town Court Saturday night for his arraignment where he plead not guilty to a murder charge. He was charged earlier today after a body believed to be that of Jenni-Lyn Watson was discovered in a park in Clay.

from:  http://photos.syracuse.com/post-standard/2010/11/body_found_believed_to_be_that_11.html

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Jenni-Lyn Watson was born on February 24th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Jenni-Lyn_Watson

February 24th, 1990

2 + 24 +1+9+9+0 = 45 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Mysteries.  Unexplained.  Secrets.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.

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February 24th, 1990

24 + 1+9+9+0 = 43 = her “secret” number = Dancer.  Ballerina.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Steven M. Pieper

            4  7

 

his salvation/undoing number = MP = 47 = Name recognition.  Everybody knows your name.

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Sunday November 28, 2010 1:48AM

In the parking lot at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, eyes turned toward the sky. A plane flew overhead towing a banner.

4 Years…0 ACC Titles…Lots of excuses…Fire Shannon

According to a witness, the banner inspired quite a few cheers — and that was before Miami kicked off against South Florida. By the end of a 23-20 overtime loss in front of about 26,000 disillusioned fans, Miami officials had a decision to make.

They made it quickly. Shannon was fired Saturday night. As the banner pointed out, Shannon made no dent in the ACC during his tenure. In fact, his teams were a paltry 16-16 in ACC play.

“Our expectations are to compete for championships and return to the top of the college football world,” Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in the statement that announced Shannon’s dismissal.

Watching Miami warm up last week for its game against Virginia Tech, the volume of pure athleticism on the roster was shocking. I don’t refer to recruiting rankings. This is about sheer talent. Put Miami’s players in generic uniforms next to the players from Auburn, LSU or Oklahoma, and you wouldn’t know who played for which team. Yet in Shannon’s fourth season at the helm, the Hurricanes have yet to win even the ACC Coastal division.

It’s a shame, because Shannon has done everything right but win. His players graduate. They behave. They represent the school perfectly everywhere except on the field. Saturday’s loss to USF was a prime example. Most of the Bulls chose USF because Miami, Florida and Florida State didn’t recruit them. There is no reason players Miami coaches deemed inferior to their own should be able to come to Dade County and beat the Hurricanes.

The bottom line is this: Shannon produced a seven-win season with an 11-win roster, and The U can do better.

A smart up-and-comer would walk across broken glass to get the Miami job. It won’t pay as much as other marquee jobs, and while the Hurricanes have earmarked money to improve their facilities, they still don’t have the palaces other major programs do. What they do have is a roster that can win the ACC next year and compete for national titles quickly. Even more important is a fertile recruiting ground loaded with exceptional athletes who aren’t so young that they don’t remember when national champions emerged from the smoke at the Orange Bowl.

Or maybe Miami doesn’t have to limit itself only to rising stars.

Mike Leach is jobless in Key West, but Leach interviewed for the Miami job when Shannon got it. Plus, Leach’s Air Raid offense is excellent for programs that don’t have the talent to run a pro-style offense. Miami doesn’t have that problem.

Which brings us to Miami alum Mark Richt. Richt, a pro-style guru, makes more at Georgia than Miami could ever hope to pay, but Miami could offer a fresh start for a coach who never has satisfied Bulldogs fans — even with six double-digit win seasons in 10 years.

Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen is another possibility. Mullen might also convince Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator Manny Diaz — the son of Miami’s former mayor — to come along to Coral Gables provided Diaz isn’t Mullen’s heir apparent at Mississippi State. Mullen may prefer having an SEC job, but Mississippi State will always chase Alabama, Auburn and LSU for players in the SEC west. Win at Miami, and the athletes will beat a path to your door.

Another name to consider is Louisville’s Charlie Strong. Strong has only coached the Cardinals for a season, but he took them from 4-8 to a bowl eligible 6-6, and they were competitive in every game except a 20-3 loss to Pittsburgh. That may not sound impressive, but Strong inherited a depleted roster. Plus, his name has instant credibility in the Sunshine State because of his work as Florida’s defensive coordinator. He also probably would bring defensive coordinator Vance Bedford — a well-connected recruiter in South Florida — and assistant Clint Hurtt, a Miami alum who served as the Hurricanes’ recruiting coordinator from 2007-09.

Let’s also not forget Tommy Tuberville, who served as an assistant on the Miami staffs of Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson. Tuberville may have missed his window, though. His Auburn staff got lazy on the recruiting trail and he was forced out the door. In one season at Texas Tech, Tuberville went 7-5 with an impressive win against Missouri and not-very-impressive losses to lowly-this-year Texas and Iowa State.

The name that also keeps popping up is Jon Gruden, but that sounds like a combination of agent chatter and wishful thinking. Still, some surprising names could pop up in this search because coaches are always intrigued by fertile recruiting areas. Well, they don’t get much more fertile than the area surrounding Miami. If you began at the northern border of Palm Beach County and drew a line across the state, the area below the line produced 470 AQ-conference signees from 2004-09. Each school can sign just 25 players a year, and the area produced more than 18 signing classes worth of AQ-conference players in six years. Miami should have its pick of those players.

Shannon had ample opportunity to return Miami to prominence, but he didn’t get the job done. It’s time to give someone else a chance. If Miami officials choose wisely, the Hurricanes could return to national relevance in a hurry.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/11/28/randy.shannon.firing/index.html#ixzz16ZOJBSZ2

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Randy Shannon was born on February 24th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Shannon

February 24th, 1966

2 + 24 +1+9+6+6 = 48 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Meaning.  Direction.  Guidance.  Walking away from it all.

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February 24th

2 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 29 = his personal year (from February 24th, 2010 to February 23rd, 2011) = Talent.  Skill.  Coordination.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.

29 year + 11 (November) = 40 = his personal month (from November 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2010) = Help.

40 month + 27 (27th of the month on Saturday November 27th, 2010) = 67 = his personal day = Average.  Ordinary.

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Bernie Ecclestone

November 26th, 2010

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been robbed of jewellery worth £200,000 outside his business HQ in Knightsbridge.

The 80-year-old suffered a head injury in the attack outside the offices of his Formula One Holdings business empire, Scotland Yard said.

Ecclestone was reportedly punched and kicked by four men who waiting as he arrived at the building last night with his Brazilian girlfriend Fabiana Flosi.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at about 10.30pm on Wednesday November 24 to reports of a man and a woman robbed on Princes Gate.

“The man was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury and was subsequently discharged. There were no reports of any other injuries.

“Officers from Westminster robbery squad are investigating. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue. The items stolen are believed to be a quantity of jewellery.”

from:  http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23901346-bernie-ecclestone-mugged-outside-knightsbridge-hq.do

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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was punched and kicked to the ground by robbers as they grabbed a £200,000 haul from him and his Brazilian girlfriend in London.

Ecclestone was attacked by four men outside his Hyde Park penthouse on Wednesday night.

The 80-year-old billionaire and his girlfriend, Fabiana Flosi, were both ordered to remove jewellery, including a watch and diamond rings.

The gang managed to flee before police arrived.

Ecclestone was taken to hospital where he was treated for what was described as a “minor” injury.

“We were called to reports of a man and woman who had been robbed in south west London at approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday night,” the Daily Mail quoted a Metropolitan Police spokesman, as saying.

“The man, aged 80 years old, was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury. The woman was not injured. At this early stage it is believed a quantity of jewellery was stolen, but we cannot disclose details of what was stolen as yet.”

‘No arrests have been made at this time and inquiries are continuing,” he added.

The robbers are believed to be from the same gang, which is feared to be behind a string of attacks on the rich and famous in London.

from:  http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_f1-boss-bernie-ecclestone-beaten-and-robbed-of-jewellery-outside-london-penthouse_1472398

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Bernie Ecclestone was born on October 28th, 1930 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Ecclestone

October 28th, 1930

10  + 28 +1+9+3+0 = 51 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Brutal.  Harsh.

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October 28th

10 + 28 +2+0+1+0 = 41 = his personal year (from October 28th, 2010 to October 27th, 2011)

41 + 10 (October) = 51 = his personal month (from October 28th, 2010 to November 27th, 2010) = Brutal.  Harsh.

When his number (51 (10 +28 +1+9+3+0 = 51)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!

51 month + 24 (24th of the month on Wednesday November 24th, 2010) = 75 = his personal day = Heavy losses.

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24 November 2010 Last updated at 03:13 ET

Hammer horror actress Ingrid Pitt, best known for starring in cult classics such as Countess Dracula, has died at the age of 73.

The Polish-born star died at a hospital in south London after collapsing a few days ago.

She was regarded by many fans as the queen of Hammer horror films.

The star’s death comes weeks after film-maker Roy Ward Baker, who directed Pitt in The Vampire Lovers, died at the age of 93.

Pitt’s daughter Stephanie Blake told the BBC News website that her mother’s death had come as a “huge surprise”.

After the actress collapsed recently, doctors had told her was she suffering from heart failure.

“She could be incredibly generous, loving, and she’ll be sorely missed,” Mrs Blake said.

She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the “wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom”.

‘Gloriously uninhibited’

The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy said he had “very good memories” of the actress.

“She was a very attractive person in every sense. She was a perfectly good actress but a very decent person as well, not that those two things don’t often go together. I’m very sorry to hear she’s gone,” he added.

Official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn paid tribute to the star, calling her a “talented actress and fine writer”.

All fans of Hammer and of British horror are going to miss her terribly”

Marcus Hearn Official Hammer historian

He added: “She was partly responsible for ushering in a bold and brazen era of sexually explicit horror films in the 1970s, but that should not denigrate her abilities as an actress.”

A good friend of the actress, Mr Hearn said she was “gloriously uninhibited” and “great fun to be with”.

Although she was not the first female star of a Hammer film, Mr Hearn said she had always been “very proud” of becoming the first prominent female protagonist in a Hammer after her role in The Vampire Lovers.

“All fans of Hammer and of British horror are going to miss her terribly,” he said.

She began her career with fairly minor roles in several Spanish films in the mid-1960s.

But in 1968 she landed a supporting role in war movie Where Eagles Dare, appearing alongside Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.

The actress got her breakthrough role two years later in the horror thriller The Vampire Lovers, which was a box office success.

Several Hammer movies followed, firmly establishing her as one of the key women of British horror of the 1970s.

Her other film credits included The Wicker Man (1973), Who Dares Wins (1982), Smiley’s People (1982) and Wild Geese II (1985).

Pitt made regular appearances at horror conventions and penned several books about her career in the genre.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418

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Ingrid Pitt was born on November 21st, 1937 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Pitt

November 21st, 1937

11 + 21 +1+9+3+7 = 52 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Femme fatale.

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23 November 2010 Last updated at 13:21 ET

Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Friday 29 April at Westminster Abbey, Clarence House has announced.

Prime Minister David Cameron said it would be “a happy and momentous occasion”. It will be marked by a public holiday across the UK.

The Royal Family and the Middletons will pay for the wedding itself, but the taxpayer will meet the cost of extra security and transport.

The couple, both 28, got engaged while on holiday in Kenya in October.

Westminster Abbey has hosted the weddings of the Queen and Queen Mother and was the venue for Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

The prince’s private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, said the couple chose the Abbey for its “staggering beauty”, 1,000-year royal history and its feeling of intimacy despite its size.

He said William and Kate were “calling the shots” on the wedding plans, but had a “rather large supporting cast” to help them.

“We know that the world will be watching on April 29, and the couple are very, very keen indeed that the spectacle should be a classic example of what Britain does best,” Mr Lowther-Pinkerton said.

“Prince William and Catherine have made it very clear that they wish everybody to be able to enjoy the day with them.

“Consequently, the day will be a proper celebration for the nation and the realms.

“Having said that, the couple are very mindful of the current situation, and for example, Prince William has already expressed a clear wish that any involvement by the armed forces should rely in great part on those servicemen and women already committed to public and ceremonial duties.”

‘National celebration’

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, welcomed the couple’s choice of venue.

“We are very pleased they have chosen Westminster Abbey for their marriage and look forward to the detailed planning for what will be a great and happy occasion for the couple themselves, for their families and friends, for the country and Commonwealth and for well-wishers across the globe,” he said.

Dean of Westminster: “Abbey is a very special place”

The BBC’s Daniela Relph said William and Kate wanted to marry on a Friday in spring and 29 April was chosen because it fell after Easter and Lent and before a busy political programme in May and June.

The extra holiday will fall in the same week as Easter Monday, giving millions of workers a three-day week.

Mr Cameron said: “We want to mark the day as one of national celebration, a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day.”

The Scottish government followed suit in declaring a public holiday.

The wedding date falls six days before the Holyrood elections on 5 May. As 28 working days are needed between dissolving parliament and polling day, parliament could be dissolved a day earlier than expected.

Elections to the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, some English council polls and the UK-wide referendum on voting reform are due to take place the same day.

But Mr Cameron dismissed concerns that the public holiday would come too close to polling day.

‘A party’

“The timing of the wedding is entirely a matter for the Royal Family. People are perfectly capable of seeing the difference… a day of celebration and a referendum and local election campaign,” he said.

Earlier, there was prolonged applause at the Church of England’s general synod when the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams expressed “delight” at the forthcoming marriage on behalf of those present.

Addressing the Queen, he said: “Prince William and Miss Middleton will be very much in our thoughts and prayers in the months to come and we know that you and the rest of the family will be supporting them with prayer and wisdom and love as we shall all be trying to do.”

Anti-monarchy group Republic said creating a bank holiday for something “most people are not interested in” was “absurd” and that an extra day off should only be for something everyone could relate to.

Prince William and Kate Middleton speak to the press following the announcement of their wedding. 

Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring.

Asked why he had done so, he said: “It is very special to me and Kate is very special to me now as well. It is only right the two are put together.”

Mr Lowther-Pinkerton said the couple were “completely over the moon” about their engagement.

“I’ve never seen two happier people,” he added.

The Press Association reported that a concert in Hyde Park had been proposed to coincide with William and Kate’s wedding.

It said a senior royal aide had refused to confirm the suggestion but had added: “Their view on it would be, ‘Let’s have a party.’”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11818049

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15 April 2011 Last updated at 17:23 ET

Master of the choristers James O'Donnell conducts the Choir of Westminster Abbey during a rehearsal
More rehearsals took place at Westminster Abbey on Friday ahead of the big day

More details of the royal wedding have been released by Clarence House.

Kate Middleton and her immediate family will spend the night before the wedding at the five-star Goring Hotel in Belgravia, central London.

Clarence House also revealed the exact timings of the big day, and the route of the carriage procession.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has joined Miss Middleton for a wedding rehearsal at Westminster Abbey, where she will marry Prince William on 29 April.

Harry is best man to his brother, the second in line to the throne, and plays an important role in the ceremony.

Fly past

Kate’s maid of honour – her sister Pippa Middleton – and her young bridesmaids and pageboys also attended the run-through.

William, an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, did not attend as he was on duty.

Kate Middleton will be staying in the hotel’s Royal suite 

Earlier, Clarence House said William and Harry would arrive at Westminster Abbey in a state limousine at 1015 BST – leaving almost 40 minutes before the ceremony begins.

It also gave details of the planned flypasts after the wedding.

Three aircraft from the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – a Lancaster, a Spitfire and a Hurricane – will be followed by two Typhoons and two Tornado GR4s in box formation.

Timetable (BST)

 

  • 1015 – The groom and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey
  • 1051 – The bride, and her father, leave the Goring Hotel for the abbey
  • 1100 – The marriage service begins
  • 1230 – The bride’s carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace
  • 1325 – The Queen and the bride and groom appear on the balcony
  • 1330 – Fly past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Clarence House also said the route of the carriage procession would pass along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, Horse Guards Parade, through Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, along the south side of Parliament Square and into Broad Sanctuary.

The wedding service will be relayed to the gathered crowds by speakers along the procession route, with tens of thousands expected to hear the couple exchange their vows.

There will also be screens at Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

A special website has been set up for people wanting to know where to watch the service in central London.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13094398

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Prince William was born on June 21st, 1982 at 9:03 p.m. in Paddington, London according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/William%2C_Prince_%281982%29

June 21st

6 + 21 +2+0+1+0 = 30 = his personal year (from June 21st, 2010 to June 20th, 2011) = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  Luxury.  Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe. 

30 year + 4 (April) = 34 = his personal month (from April 21st, 2011 to May 20th, 2010) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.  Cars.  Vehicles.  Traffic.  Transportation.  Tension.  Stress.  Nerves.  Things happen really quickly.  Red.

34 month + 28 (28th of the month on April 28th, 2011) = 62 = his personal day (from 9:03 p.m. on April 28th, 2011 to 9:03 p.m. on April 29th, 2011) = Dealing with restrictions.  Facing your fears and overcoming them.  Doing what’s unpopular.  Gridlock.

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Kate Middleton was born on January 9th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Middleton

January 9th

1 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = her personal year (from January 9th, 2011 to January 8th, 2012) = Sexy.  Sex symbol.

14 year + 4 (April) = 18 = her personal month (from April 9th, 2011 to May 8th, 2011) = Surreal.

 

18 month + 29 (29th of the month on April 29th, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Kate Middleton

2      4

 

her primary challenge = KM = 24 = The power behind the throne.  Ruling the roost.  Wearing the pants in the family.

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The synastry is worth noting.

Prince William’s life lesson is 47:

June 21st, 1982

6 + 21 +1+9+8+2 = 47 = his life lesson = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

Numerologically, a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Kate is to marry William (who has a 47 life lesson) on her 47 day.

Similarly, Kate’s life lesson is 30:

January 9th, 1982

1 + 9 +1+9+8+2 = 30 = her life lesson = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  Luxury.  Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe. 

William is to marry Kate (who has a 30 life lesson) during his 30 personal year.

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November 17, 2010

Ina Garten’s new book sold out before her signing began. Williams-Sonoma left nothing to chance, organizing myriad fans into tidy lines that snaked out of South Coast Plaza’s interior onto the sidewalk.

The much loved host of the Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa” thinks the easiest parties are the most fun – not just for the host but for everyone. She has written seven cookbooks, and “Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?” (Clarkson Potter, $35) is the latest.

I spoke with Garten fan Nichol Hibbard, a food blogger from San Dimas, who was standing at the long line’s midway point. She had arrived two hours early and thought she’d be closer to the front.

“Ina taught me about easy entertaining,” she said, adding that her first few dinner parties were disasters. “She showed me that the hostess should have fun and not be stuck alone in the kitchen. I love her fresh takes on classic dishes. She turns up the volume on flavors: If something is chocolate, it should taste like chocolate, not sugary.”

Lucky me, I talked with Garten in Williams-Sonoma’s quiet back office before the event. We chatted about her newest book and noodled about cooking, some of which focused on Thanksgiving. I soaked up a little of her quick-to-laugh joviality and took pleasure in her warmth and kindness. Here is what she had to say:

Q. Are you still amazed by the vast numbers of fans at book signings?

A. My first thought: Who are all those people waiting for?

Q. What is the most common question or comment from fans?

A. Where’s Jeffrey? I tell them that someone in the family has to work. Often they comment, ‘Oh, I love you, and I love your Spinach Gratin’ – or some other dish that is their favorite.

Q. Why do you think your fans adore you?

A. I’ve given them something that makes them feel good about themselves. Believe me, if you cook, everyone will show up. One friend suggested that the message on my phone should be: I love you. Now come to dinner.

Q. What tips do you have to make Thanksgiving easier and more fun for the host?

A. Two things. One, never make something that you have never made before. It’s too stressful. Two, plan really carefully. Everything doesn’t have to be made at the last minute. Make some things a day or two ahead, some things in the morning. Everything doesn’t have to be served hot. Serve some things room temperature. And be sure to make some things that are really simple to make. The thing that is really going to impress people is that you have a really good time.

Q. So what side dishes from the new book would be great for Thanksgiving?

A. The Roasted Butternut Squash is delicious, and I love the Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower with toasted pine nuts.

Q. When you were writing this book, was there an ‘aha’ ingredient that piqued your interest?

A. Truffle butter. I buy it online and keep it in the freezer. I use it on popcorn, pasta and under the skin of the turkey. It’s about $6 for a 3-ounce container. And it’s good white truffles – really high quality. Another great revelation was risotto. I like to take classic fare and make it easier. I didn’t want to stand at the stove and stir and stir and stir. So I made it in the oven in a Dutch oven. It is really delicious. You cover and bake it for 45 minutes, then stir for two to three minutes.

Q. Oh, I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of that truffle butter. What is the easiest recipe in the new book?

A. The easiest dessert is the Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake. Almost everyone remembers the old-fashioned dessert made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. I updated the idea, adding Kahlua and cocoa powder, plus thin crisp chocolate chip cookies. I layer it and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Done.

It’s so good that men put their heads on the table and weep.

Q. What do you eat at home when you’re exhausted and don’t want to cook?

A. (Much laughter) A bowl of oatmeal, or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich and some tomato soup. (More laughter)

The truffle butter that Ina Garten mentioned is available at dartagnan.com.

from:  http://articles.ocregister.com/2010-11-17/news/24841311_1_ina-garten-s-ina-garten-williams-sonoma

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Ina Garten was born on February 2nd, 1948 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina_Garten

February 2nd, 1948

2 + 2 +1+9+4+8 = 26 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Send.  Announcements.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause. 

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