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Fell down a mountain ... Adam Potter was found reading a map.Miracle survival ...  Adam Potter fell 300 metres down a mountain

7:25AM GMT 31 Jan 2011

So when the helicopter crew spotted Adam Potter on his feet and consulting a map 1,000 ft below the summit, they continued their search for an injured man.

In fact Mr Potter had fallen the entire way, dropping over three rocky crags, yet remarkably sustaining only relatively minor injuries.

The rescue team, alerted to their error by the 36-year old’s climbing companions, headed back down the slope of 3,589ft Sgurr Choinnich Mor to ferry him to hospital.

As his girlfriend and two friends watched in horror he plunged down a steep slope on and “flew” off three rocky crags before landing in snow.

He had fallen the height of the Eiffel Tower, leaving a trail of kit behind him, and yet had the composure to get out his OS map to find his location after a boulder ended his downward momentum.

Mr Potter, a landfill manager from Glasgow, was winched on to the helicopter and airlifted to the Southern General Hospital in his hometown of Glasgow where he was well aware yesterday of just how lucky he was.

The accident happened seconds after he turned to his girlfriend Kate Berry, 30, and said they should stop and put on their crampons and take out their ice axes because the snow was getting icy.

He then lost his footing and began tumbling out of control down the mountain while attempting to use his walking poles and his feet to slow his descent.

“When I first fell I was tumbling and falling, head first, then feed first, in different directions. I was out of control on a slope of ice and snow trying to slow myself down but then I would go over a cliff and go faster again.

“The helicopter crew told me I must have gone over three cliffs, and the last one was about 100ft. I don’t remember the first two but I remember the last one. I could see what was coming and at that point I thought it could be the end.”

He was still on a steep slope when he landed in snow but fell no further when he came to rest against a rock.

Mr Potter, an expert climber who also took his dog with him on the outing, a said he was unconscious for a short time and when he came round he tired to shout to his friends to say he was alive.

He put on a spare hat and gloves and had just got to his feet to look at the map when he heard the Royal Navy rescue helicopter.

The aircraft that rescued him was on a training exercise at the time and was at the scene within 30 minutes. When the crew saw him standing beneath three craggy outcrops they thought it could not possibly be him.

Lt Tim Barker, based at HMS Gannet, said: “It seemed impossible so we retraced our path back up the mountain and, sure enough, there were bits of his kit in a vertical line all the way up where he had obviously lost them during the fall.

“It was quite incredible. He must have literally glanced off the outcrops as he fell, almost flying.

“It’s hard to believe that someone could have fallen that distance on that terrain and been able to stand up.

“Really an amazing result. I have to say, when we got the call and realised the details of where he’d fallen, we did expect to arrive on scene to find the worst-case scenario.”

When a paramedic was winched down to Mr Potter he was shaking from “extreme emotional shock and the sheer relief at being alive”.

He lost a lot of skin from his face, was suffering from sore shoulders which were wrenched by the rucsac on his back, suffered whiplash and chest pain and three minor breaks in his back, but was being treated as “walking wounded” yesterday.

However, Mr Potter said the experience had not put him off climbing and he plans to go ahead with an ascent of Everest in eight week’s time.

“I will be a little bit more cautious next time and perhaps a little bit safer,” he said. “But I could have slipped on the pavement going out the front door.

“The only difference is the consequences of slipping up there are greater because of the distance you can fall.”

story from and video at:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/outdoors/outdoor-activities/8291638/Climber-survives-1000ft-fall-with-minor-injuries.html

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Adam Potter, a Scottish mountaineer, survived after falling from a great height as British media reported. The incident occurred in one of the tops of the ‘Highlands’ of Scotland, near the highest point of the British Isles, Ben Nevis mountain (1343 meters), a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

The city of Glasgow for 35 years who was at the top among a group of 24 people, fell down a slope. According to rescue services, the mountaineer ‘almost flew, skimming rocks as well. ” 

Upon receiving the signal, the rescuers began searching the man, and obviously none, according to later testimony, had hoped to find him alive, as they fell from a height of 305 meters.

You can imagine the surprise that they took during the rescue operation suddenly saw a man at the foot of the mountain looking at the map carefully. At first I could not believe that it was the same climber: he only had a few bruises and a few minor injuries.

While Lucky was very scared, not like a man who just fall off a skyscraper. According to rescuers on the way to hospital Potter gladly kept the conversation.

At this time the climber is on the Glasgow Southern General Hospital with minor trauma.

from:  http://actualidad.rt.com/TiempoLibre/Curiosidades/issue_19983.html?rc=1

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A climber who fell about 300 metres from the summit of a Scottish mountain is lucky to be alive, his rescuers say.

The helicopter crew sent to search for Adam Potter were astonished to find him standing up and reading a map.

Mr Potter lost his footing on Saturday and fell down the craggy and near-vertical eastern face of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, a 1094-metre-high mountain in the western Highlands.

The 36-year-old from Glasgow, part of a group of 24 climbers, was spotted at about 790 metres, making his tumble almost 300 metres from the summit.

A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter reached the scene 35 minutes later and spotted a man at the bottom of the slope.

“We honestly thought it couldn’t have been him, as he was on his feet, reading a map,” said Lieutenant Tim Barker, the crew’s observer.

“It seemed impossible. So we retraced our path back up the mountain and, sure enough, there were bits of his kit in a vertical line all the way up where he had obviously lost them during the fall.

“It was quite incredible. He must have literally glanced off the outcrops as he fell, almost flying.”

Mr Potter explained what happened.

“We got to an area where it is a bit more slippy and a bit icier, so I said ‘let’s get our crampons on and get the axes out behind that rock’, which was about five metres away, and as I walked towards the rock I slipped, and that’s when the fall began to happen,” he told the Press Association.

“The speed accumulated really fast. I was trying to slow myself down but every time I slowed myself down I would then go over a cliff edge, so I would get all my speed back, and then I would land on a slopier bit again and try to lose some more speed and then I would go over another cliff and so it went on.

“Towards the end I had almost lost all of my speed, then I actually saw what I was about to go over, which was one more cliff, and I actually thought that would be it. I thought that might have been the end on that one.”

Mr Potter added: “I had lost my hat and gloves and walking poles on the way down, so straight away I put on my spare hat, my spare gloves. I was OK for walking about at that point. The helicopter came down to my area, could see that I was alright because I was walking about, so thought it must be the guys on the top. So they went to the top but my mates pointed downhill, so it came back down to me and that`s when they realised I was the actual casualty, even though I was up and moving around.”

A paramedic winched down to check Mr Potter, who appeared to be unscathed beyond some superficial cuts and bruises and a minor chest injury.

He was said to be “shaking from extreme emotional shock and the sheer relief at still being alive”.

He was flown to a Glasgow hospital.

“He is lucky to be alive,” Lieutenant Barker said.

“It’s hard to believe that someone could have fallen that distance on that terrain and been able to stand up at the end of it, let alone chat to us in the helicopter.”

from:  http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/climber-survives-300m-mountain-fall-20110131-1a9y4.html

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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

Adam Potter

1       76

 

his primary challenge = 17 = Inspirational.  Staying positive.  Hope springs eternal.  Guardian angels.  Miracle.

the most important thing he can do = AO = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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John Barry
31 January 2011 Last updated at 03:22 ET

Composer John Barry, famous for his work on Born Free, Midnight Cowboy and the James Bond films, has died aged 77 of a heart attack.

Born John Barry Prendergast in 1933, the York-born musician first found fame as leader of the John Barry Seven.

His arrangement of Monty Norman’s James Bond theme led to him composing scores for 11 films in the series, among them Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.

His work saw him win five Oscars, while he received a Bafta fellowship in 2005.

His most recent film score featured in the 2001 war thriller Enigma, while a musical version of Brighton Rock, created with lyricist Don Black, had its London premiere in 2004.

Awarded an OBE in 1999 for his services to music, Barry was renowned for his lush strings, orchestral swells and elegant melodies.

His music found a new audience when Robbie Williams featured music from You Only Live Twice on his 1998 hit single Millennium.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12321610

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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

 

John Barry

1685 21997          48

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Tribute.  Adore.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.

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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

 

John Barry

1             7

 

how he obtained/lost his heart’s desire = JY = 17 = Inspirational.  Health issues.

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John Barry was born on November 3rd, 1933 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer)

November 3rd, 1933

November 3rd

11 + 3 +2+0+1+0 = 17 = his personal year (from November 3rd, 2010 to November 2nd, 2011) = Inspirational.  Health issues.

When his number (17 (how he obtained/lost his heart’s desire)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.  So this was his year.

17 year + 1 (January) = 18 = his personal month (from January 3rd, 2011 to February 2nd, 2011) = The use of art as an outlet for his creative energies.

18 month + 30 (30th of the month on Sunday January 30th, 2011) = 48 = his personal day = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Tribute.  Adore.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.

When his number (48 (his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.  So today was his day.

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Novak Djokovic

11:20 GMT, Sunday, 30 January 2011

Novak Djokovic outplayed Andy Murray to win the Australian Open for the second time and end the Briton’s hopes of a first Grand Slam title.

The 23-year-old Serbian won 6-4 6-2 6-3 in a stiflingly hot Melbourne to regain the title he first won in 2008 and condemn Murray to a third defeat in Grand Slam finals.

Murray had been hoping to become the first British man to claim a major title since Fred Perry won the US Open in 1936, and Scotland’s first ever Grand Slam singles champion, but he was overpowered by the world number three.

Djokovic went into Sunday’s final a slight favourite having beaten reigning champion Roger Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals, and with the confidence of having won the Australian title in 2008.

Murray, seeded fifth, has always claimed not to be affected by his nation’s clamour for a Grand Slam champion, but his own desire to land a major title after twice losing in finals brings enough pressure and he made a nervous start.

Djokovic hammered some heavy forehands in the Briton’s opening service game and earned a break point, but a loose error let Murray off the hook and the Scot edged through a tense 15-minute game.

Murray then immediately had a half-chance of his own on the Djokovic serve, only to miss a smash at 15-30, but the rhythm was set and both men knew they were in for a battle.

The decisive moment came with Murray serving to stay in the set at 4-5, 15-30 down and a gripping 38-stroke rally which the Briton looked like winning on several occasions, only for Djokovic’s amazing powers of recovery to eventually force the error.

606: DEBATE

A forehand error from Murray then gave up the first set after a gruelling 59 minutes and the more assertive style of Djokovic was holding sway, a beautiful lob helping him to a love service game at the start of the second set.

With Murray making fewer than 50% of first serves, Djokovic was able to draw his man into lengthy rallies and dominate with his greater power and incredible movement.

The second break point of the match was seen off by Murray with an ace but when he went for a drop shot on the third moments later, Djokovic was onto it in a flash to sweep away a backhand winner.

As well as Djokovic was playing, it was Murray who was the major contributor to his falling a double-break down in game four as he netted a volley and then pushed a forehand long.

The Scot, who had been close to a two-set deficit in his semi-final against David Ferrer, avoided the dreaded bagel by seeing off a set point at 5-0 down before finally breaking the Djokovic serve to love as he began to go for his shots with the set seemingly gone.

But any hope that he would take some of that momentum into the third set disappeared as the relentless Djokovic broke the Murray serve for the third time to close out the set.

Murray, who had now lost all eight sets he had played in Grand Slam finals, was facing the monumental task of taking the irrepressible Djokovic to five, but he took a first step on that journey by firing a forehand winner to break at the start of the third.

It did not signal a significant shift in fortunes, though, as within minutes he was shouting angrily towards his mother Judy and team of coaches in his player’s box after a desperately poor smash handed the advantage straight back.

Djokovic was closing in now and heaped the pressure on at 2-1, refusing to give up the game after Murray valiantly saved six break points and seizing the seemingly vital break with a magnificent backhand down the line past the helpless Briton.

The route to the finish line was not to be straightforward, with the apparently hopeless situation appearing to relax Murray as it had in the second set, and he fought his way back to level, saving more break points on his way to 3-3.

Djokovic was not to be denied though and bludgeoned his way to a 17th break point of the day at 4-3 with some more fearsome forehands, and Murray duly netted under the pressure to leave the Serbian serving for the title.

There was to be no late reprieve for the Briton as Djokovic came through an understandably edgy final game to secure his second Grand Slam title, and leave Murray still waiting for a first.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9380511.stm

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Novak Djokovic was born on May 22nd, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novak_Djokovic

May 22nd, 1987

May 22nd

5 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 30 = his personal year (from May 22nd, 2010 to May 21st, 2011) = Tennis.  Appreciation.  Thankfulness.  Gratitude.  Cherishing.

30 year + 1 (January) = 31 = his personal month (from January 22nd, 2011 to February 21st, 2011) = Competition.  Contender.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge. 

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Kelly Clark Kelly Clark of the USA celebrates after winning the finals of the half pipe portion of the FIS Snowboard World Cup on February 14, 2009 at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Clark

01/30/2011 01:00:00 AM MST

While Kelly Clark made history in the women’s superpipe Saturday night at the Winter X Games, local favorite Gretchen Bleiler had a night to forget.

Clark became the first woman in history to complete a 1080 in competition. But it was defending champion Bleiler who was not able to put down a clean run in three tries, crashing on all of them. Bleiler had qualified second behind Clark.

“It’s something I’ve been working on for a long time, so I couldn’t think of a better place to land it,” Clark said of the frontside 1080. “I hope that this just takes women’s snowboarding to another level.”

Clark had the gold medal in hand before her final run (she put down a 92.33-point effort her first trip down) and was able to attempt the 1080 for a second time. She tried the trick on the final hit of her second run but bottomed out.

Read more: X Games notes: Bleiler crashes on a historic night for Clark – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_17240426#ixzz1CWDjKwQH

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Kelly Clark was born on July 26th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Clark

July 26th, 1983

26 +1+9+8+3 = 47 = her “secret” number = 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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File:Richard Nixon- A Fantasy by David Frye.jpg

Sunday, January 30, 2011   1:00 a.m.

Impressionist David Frye dies at home at age 77

Comic David Frye, whose impressions of Presidents Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and other prominent political figures vaulted him to popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, has died in Las Vegas, his family confirmed Saturday. He was 77.

Frye died at his home Monday of cardiopulmonary arrest, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said.

Frye performed at colleges and nightclubs across the country as well as on television programs such as the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

He reached the height of his popularity doing exaggerated impressions of Nixon, with his shoulders hunched and face bowed down. He also imitated figures such as Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace, William F. Buckley, Walter Cronkite, Kirk Douglas and Howard Cosell.

from:  http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/WorldNation-Dispatches-_2011-01-30.html

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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

David Frye

  1 9     75      22

 

his soul number / he he truly was = 22 = Clowning around.  Goofing around.  Being silly.  Comical.  Jokes.

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Alissa Czisny performs Saturday night. She won the free skate with 128.74 points and the title with 191.24 total -- both personal bests.

January 30th, 2011

A champion once, a champion again.

Alissa Czisny of the Detroit Skating Club had done it, fighting through the fear that once consumed her, fighting through the doubts that threatened to end her skating career.

Czisny won her second U.S. ladies figure skating title Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. But as anybody who has followed her skating career knows, Czisny hit rock bottom to get there.

“To be able to come back after everything that happened last year, with everything that I went through, it confirmed the choices I made were the right ones,” she said.

A string of disappointments had followed her 11th-place finish at the 2009 world championship. But to Czisny, the 2009 U.S. champ, the biggest failure had been finishing 10th at the 2010 nationals, the competition that decided the Olympic team.

That led Czisny to part last spring with her longtime coach, Julie Berlin, and turn to Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen, former champion skaters who had taken Jeremy Abbott to his second U.S. men’s title last season and a spot on the Vancouver Olympic team.

The decision was a difficult one; Berlin had been the one who developed Czisny’s lyrical style, including her graceful spirals and spins.

But in Sato and Dungjen, Czisny was able to embrace what she needed: a fresh start. She started the season by winning medals in her two Grand Prix competitions before taking gold in the Grand Prix Final last month in China.

She entered nationals in Greensboro a changed skater, confident, focused and poised. She showed it Friday night, taking second to Mirai Nagasu in the ladies short program. And then she delivered it again Saturday night, opening with a secure triple lutz-double toe combination and fighting for the landing on her triple loop. Czisny won the free skate with 128.74 points and 191.24 total.

Rachel Flatt, third after the short, moved ahead of Nagasu to win the silver medal. She’ll join Czisny on the U.S. world team that will travel in March to Tokyo.

“I’ve been able to be a lot more consistent in my competitions this season,” she said, “doing what I have to do when I have to do it, and I plan to do the same thing at worlds.”

from:  http://www.freep.com/article/20110130/SPORTS17/101300633/1065/Sports17/Alissa-Czisny-spins-top-again-U-S-Figure-Skating-Championships

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Alissa Czisny was born on June 25th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alissa_Czisny

June 25th, 1987

June 25th

6 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 34 = her personal year (from June 25th, 2010 to June 24th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.  Skyrocketing.  Meteoric rise.

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June 25th, 1987

June 25th

6 + 25 = 31 = her core number = Competitive.  Contender.

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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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