Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for May, 2011

Monju Begum
30 May 2011 Last updated at 09:48 ET

Police in southern Bangladesh say a woman cut off a man’s
penis during an alleged attempt to rape her and took it to a police station as
evidence.

The incident took place in Mirzapur village, Jhalakathi, about 200km (124
miles) south of the capital, Dhaka.

Monju Begum, 40, a married mother of three, told police that neighbour
Mozammel Haq Mazi forced his way into her shanty and started assaulting her.

Mr Mazi, who denies the accusation, has been admitted to a nearby
hospital.

“We will arrest him once his condition gets better,” police spokesman Abul
Khaer told the BBC.

“She said she fought back and cut off his penis and brought it to our police
station in a polythene bag to prove that Mr Mazi tried to rape her,” police
spokesman Abul Khaer told the BBC.

“She has registered a case accusing him of attempted rape,” he said.

“It is quite an unusual incident. As far as I am aware, this is the first
time that a woman has brought a severed penis to the police station as
evidence.”

Monju Begum told police that Mr Mazi, a married father of five, had been
harassing her for the past six months.

‘Revenge
attack’But Mr Mazi denied the allegations.

“We were having an affair and recently she suggested that both of us can go
and settle down in Dhaka,” Mr Mazi told the BBC from the hospital in nearby
Barisal.

“I refused and told her that I cannot leave my wife and children, so she took
revenge on me.”

Prof AMSM Sharfuzzaman, a senior surgeon at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College
and Hospital in Barisal town, told the BBC it had not been possible to reattach
the organ.

“Police brought his severed penis several hours after the incident,” he
said.

“We are treating him so that he can urinate normally without the penis.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13594762

——————————————————————————————-

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

Monju Begum

4          5

how she appears to the world = ME = 45 = Tough.  Hardcore.  Intense.  Revenge.

———————————————————————————————

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

 

 

Monju Begum

46513 25734         40

 

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 40 = Neighbor.  Neighbors.  Neighborhood.  Help me!

 

 

Read Full Post »

Monday, 30 May 2011 22:21 UK

Sepp Blatter has insisted that Fifa is not in crisis,
despite the “great damage” done to its image by ongoing corruption
allegations.

“Football is not in a crisis, only some difficulties,” said the Fifa
president.

Blatter brushed off suggestions, from the British government among others,
that Wednesday’s presidential election – for which he is the only candidate –
should be suspended.

“If governments try to intervene then something is wrong,” he said.

“I think Fifa is strong enough that we can deal with our problems inside
Fifa.”

Blatter, unusually appearing alone at a news conference in Zurich, gave a
defiant display despite the storm surrounding the organisation.

Analysis

“This was an absolutely extraordinary appearance by Sepp Blatter. Delusional,
one colleague said to me afterwards.

“The phrase that will stick in the mind is: ‘Crisis? What crisis?’ –
reminiscent of that famous newspaper headline during the Winter of Discontent.

“But Blatter is not playing to our audience, he’s playing to the members of
Fifa who he hopes will re-elect him.

“He wouldn’t deal with Mohamed Bin Hammam’s suspension, wouldn’t talk about
Jack Warner and his claims and wouldn’t talk about reopening the World Cup 2022
vote.

“After this conference there are so many questions. This is not going away
for Blatter.”

But he ended the news conference in an angry exchange with a German reporter
and talked of his time working as a journalist, complaining about a lack of
“respect” from some members of the media, warning them: “We are not in a bazaar;
we are in Fifa’s house.”

The 75-year-old Blatter insisted that a Football Association inquiry by
barrister James Dingemans QC looking into ex-FA and bid chairman Lord Triesman’s
claims of alleged Fifa impropriety had “found no elements” which would prompt
the world governing to investigate further.

This despite Dingemans’ report revealing that Fifa executive committee
Nicolas Leoz’s aide had asked for the FA Cup to be named after the Paraguayan
Exco member, who Triesman claimed in Parliament had demanded a knighthood from
England’s 2018 bid.

Fifa has now published
a summary of Dingemans’ report on its website
.

Sports minister Hugh Robertson had expressed
the British government’s displeasure at Fifa’s situation
last week, calling
for its presidential election to be suspended.

But Blatter argued neither governments nor anyone outside the Fifa membership
could have any bearing on the election process, and vowed to carry on unless
Wednesday’s congress decided otherwise.

“If somebody wants to change something in the election or in the congress of
Wednesday, these are the members of Fifa,” he said.

“This cannot be done by the executive committee, it cannot be done by any
authorities outside of Fifa – it’s only the congress itself that can do it.

“Congress will decide if I am a valid or non-valid candidate.”

Blatter is expected to stand unopposed in an election marred by a torrent of
dissent from within and beyond football’s world governing body.

The only rival candidate to emerge – Mohamed Bin Hammam, president of the
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) – pulled out having been suspended by Fifa’s
own ethics committee over allegations that financial incentives were offered to
Caribbean Football Union members.

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, himself also suspended on similar grounds,
subsequently revealed an e-mail in which another high-ranking Fifa official,
secretary general Jerome Valcke, suggested Bin Hammam had “bought” the 2022
World Cup finals for Qatar.

Valcke has since attempted to clarify those
remarks
and Qatar 2022 itself issued a statement claiming that Valcke’s
words had been “taken out of context” and its bid had been “dragged through the
mud for absolutely no reason”.

Blatter, however, took pains to avoid dealing with the detail of the various
allegations as he faced reporters, saying only: “You should ask [Bin Hammam] why
he pulled out. I was prepared to go into an election process with another
candidate and then the congress would have decided. Now the situation has
changed.”

These arguments may now begin to damage the organisation’s commercial
interests as, earlier on Monday, two of Fifa’s largest sponsors – Coca-Cola and
Adidas – expressed concern at the widely publicised in-fighting.

“The current allegations being raised are distressing and bad for the sport,”
said a Coca-Cola spokesperson. “We have every expectation that Fifa will resolve
this situation in an expedient and thorough manner.”

An Adidas spokesman said: “The negative tenor of the public debate around
Fifa at the moment is neither good for football nor for Fifa and its
partners.”

FIFA ROW IN FIGURES

  • 35 – Number of nations controlled by Concacaf, from whose
    presidency Jack Warner has been suspended
  • 75 – Age of Sepp Blatter, current Fifa president and only
    candidate for election to the post on Wednesday
  • 107 – Years Fifa has been in existence. It celebrated its
    birthday on 21 May. Blatter has worked at Fifa for 36 years and held the
    presidency since 1998
  • 208 – Number of nations represented in the Fifa congress,
    which will vote to elect a new president on Wednesday
  • 40,000 – Amount, in dollars, Caribbean Football Union (CFU)
    leaders are alleged to have been offered to back Mohamed bin Hammam’s
    presidential bid
  • 360,000 – Cost, in dollars, borne by Bin Hammam to provide
    travel and accommodation to 25 CFU members, as detailed in Bin Hammam’s
    submission to Fifa’s ethics committee
  • 1,000,000 – Cash gift, in dollars, Warner claims Blatter
    gave to Concacaf “to spend as it sees fit”
  • 2,500,000 – Amount, in pounds, Lord Triesman claimed Warner
    wanted from England’s 2018 bid team for an educational project in Trinidad and
    Tobago. An inquiry has since cleared Warner
  • 29,600,000 – Outlay, in pounds, from Australia on its
    unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Australian senator Nick Xenophon
    has demanded Fifa refund it in full

Though insistent that the election process and the Qatar World Cup 2022 bid
had not been undermined by recent revelations, Blatter admitted Fifa’s
reputation stands at a low ebb.

“I have tried for years to make Fifa’s reputation the highest possible,” he
said. “I regret what has happened in the last few days and weeks, [causing]
great damage to the image of Fifa and a lot of disappointment for football fans.

“When I entered Fifa 36 years ago, we had no problems. We had no problems
until 1998, this was the so-called ‘very modest’ Fifa. Now we are a
‘comfortable’ Fifa. I think we are too comfortable and some people like that.

“We are in a game and all the little devils can enter the game. We have to
fight against these devils. We have started to fight.

“We are in a very bad situation but, starting on Wednesday, the football
family has the opportunity and they have to take it: if they want to restore the
credibility of Fifa, and if they want to restore it with me.”

As Blatter took to the podium in Zurich, Warner – one of the four members
named by Triesman – issued his own statement welcoming the FA-commissioned
inquiry which exonerated him.

“Today, I regained some hope in the power of truth and transparency,”
Warner’s statement read.

“The report of the independent investigator on the allegations of Lord
Triesman has proven once again that whenever the truth is told, people will
always be able to have their names exonerated.”

Meanwhile, a Conservative MP who sits on the Culture, Media and Sport Select
Committee has called for Wednesday’s Fifa election to be suspended and put
forward his own agenda for the reform of the organisation.

Damian Collins, the MP for Folkestone and Hythe, has worked with the ChangeFifa organisation to set out a
five-point plan, inviting “parliamentarians and elected representatives from all
the nations of the world to register their support”.

Collins calls for the
immediate suspension of the election
and an independent inquiry followed by
voting reform, increased transparency regarding decisions taken and Fifa
finances, and limits to the number of terms Fifa members may serve as president
or on the organisation’s executive committee.

China’s Zhang Jilong has assumed temporary charge of the AFC in the wake of
Bin Hammam’s suspension, while Lisle Austin of Barbados is to stand in for
Warner as the president of Concacaf.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13596308.stm

——————————————————————————————–

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

Sepp Blatter

1577 2312259      44

his path of destiny = 44 = Denial.

——————————————————————————————-

Sepp Blatter was born on March 10th, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepp_Blatter

March 10th, 1936

March 10th

3 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = his personal year (from March 10th, 2011 to March 9th, 2012) = This is going to take a miracle.

17 year + 5 (May) = 22 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2011) = Three ring circus.  Blunders.  Folly.

22 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday May 30th, 2011) = 52 = his personal day = Gossip.  Rumors.

Read Full Post »

 

Song and dance: Pique and his team mates were celebrating their win over Manchester United in the Champions League final

30 May 2011 Last updated at 12:42 ET

Pop star Shakira has taken to the stage with boyfriend Gerard Pique and some
of the other stars of Barcelona football club, to celebrate the team’s Champions
League victory at the weekend.

The impromptu performance took place during the Colombian’s show at the Lluis
Campanys Olympic Stadium in Barcelona.

story from and video at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13596086

———————————————————————————————

Shakira was born on February 2nd, 1977 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakira

February 2nd, 1977

February 2nd

2 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = her personal year (from February 2nd, 2011 to February 1st, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = her personal month (from May 2nd, 2011 to June 1st, 2011) = Transformation.

13 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday May 30th, 2011) = 43 = her personal day = Dancing.  Celebrating.  Friends.

 

 

Read Full Post »

On Sunday, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo celebrated their upcoming nuptials.May 30, 2011 10:24 a.m. EDT

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo celebrated their upcoming nuptials Sunday with a sunset wedding shower at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.

The couple arrived at 7 p.m. for the rooftop cocktail celebration. As one eyewitness told PEOPLE: “Nick and Vanessa greeted guests hand-in-hand. Vanessa looked gorgeous in a white dress with a black sash. She and Nick both seemed very excited to celebrate with their families and friends.”

While taking in the panoramic views of Los Angeles skyline and the Hollywood Hills, guests enjoyed sophisticated dishes prepared in chef Gordon Ramsay’s hotel kitchen.

A deejay entertained with a wide array of music. “Everyone seemed to have a great time. It was a laidback, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Guests danced until the late hours,” adds a source.

The couple are registered at Williams-Sonoma and Geary’s, and shower gifts included Juliska Berry & Thread whitewash dinnerware, Waterford champagne flutes and a Feinberg English Silver wine funnel.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/05/30/nick.lachey.vanessa.minnillo.wedding.ppl/

——————————————————————————————–

Vanessa Minnillo was born on November 9th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Minnillo

Nick Lachey was born on November 9th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Lachey

Because they are both born on November 9th their personal years, months and days are the same which means they are in synch or likely to be having similar experiences.

November 9th

11 + 9 +2+0+1+0 = 23 = their personal year (from November 9th, 2010 to November 8th, 2011) = Just do it!

23 year + 5 (May) = 28 = their personal month (from May 9th, 2011 to June 8th, 2011) = Bold.

28 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011 (the day of their wedding shower)) = 57 = their personal day = Tender hearted.

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

Evelyn Lozado

May 30th, 2011

Evelyn was tweeting away during the Basketball Wivespremiere on VH1. “I’m dying laughing! #BasketballWives is out of control!,” she wrote. “Talk about drama!”

She was also proud of one of her lines on the show. “‘CALLING THEM GOONS’ Shirts will be available soon!,” she wrote.

When the show was over, Evelyn told her Twitter fans, “Hope you enjoyed #BasketballWives tonight! Lord knows that episode is light compared 2 what’s going to air this season. #Madness.”

from:  http://www.starsofreality.com/Evelyn-Lozada-Reacts-Basketball-Wives-Season-Premiere-17434141

———————————————————————————————

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

 

Evelyn Lozada

545375 368141      52

 

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 52 = Keen.  Perceptive.  Astute.  Shrewd.  Incisive.  Wit.  Verbose.  Sarcasm.  Snarky.  Sharp tongue.  Wisecrack.  Comebacks.  Scathing.  Caustic.  Skewer.  Gossip.  Rumors.  Tabloids.

Read Full Post »

This post is about Dan Wheldon winning the Indy 500.

For the post about Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash, please go to:

numerology for Dan Wheldon (Las Vegas IndyCar 300 fatal crash):

http://edpetersonnumerology.com/2011/10/16/numerology-for-dan-wheldon/

R.I.P.

—————————————————————————————-

Sunday May 29th, 2011

After finishing second in the last two Indianapolis 500s, Dan Wheldon crossed the finish line when rookie J.R. Hildebrand crashed into the wall on the final turn. While Hildebrand was able to get his car past the line, Wheldon was able to overtake him and capture his second Indy 500 victory, having won the 2005 race. Hildebrand finished second and Graham Rahal, who started 29th, finished third.

Hildebrand entered the final lap having passed Bertrand Baguette for the lead. Danica Patrick crept into the top 10 late in the race and held the lead ever so briefly before she needed to head to the pit.

Wheldon hails from England, but he raced in a car that was decorated in commemoration of Ronald Reagan’s centennial birth date.

Full results:

  1. Dan Wheldon
  2. J.R. Hildebrand
  3. Graham Rahal
  4. Tony Kanaan
  5. Oriol Servia
  6. Scott Dixon
  7. Bertrand Baguette
  8. Tomas Scheckter
  9. Marco Andretti
  10. Danica Patrick
  11. Ed Carpenter
  12. Dario Franchitti
  13. Charlie Kimball
  14. Will Power
  15. Vitor Meira
  16. Justin Wilson
  17. Helio Castroneves
  18. Buddy Rice
  19. Alex Lloyd
  20. Pippa Mann
  21. Ana Beatriz
  22. John Andretti
  23. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  24. Davey Hamilton
  25. Paul Tracy
  26. Townsend Bell
  27. Ryan Briscoe
  28. Alex Tagliani
  29. James Hinchcliffe
  30. Jay Howard
  31. Simona de Silvestro
  32. E.J. Viso
  33. Takuma Sato

from:  http://denver.sbnation.com/2011/5/29/2196308/indianapolis-500-race-results-dan-wheldon-jr-hildebrand-danic-patrick

——————————————————————————————

Dan Wheldon was born on June 22nd, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wheldon

June 22nd, 1978

June 22nd

6 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from June 22nd, 2010 to June 21st, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Personal best.  Rising to the challenge.

31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2011) = Managing.

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Show me the money.  Calculating.  Miscalculating.

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

J. R. Hildebrand was born on January 3rd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Hildebrand

January 3rd, 1988

January 3rd

1 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = his personal year (from January 3rd, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = his personal month (from May 3rd, 2011 to June 2nd, 2011) = Personal growth & development.  Major changes.

13 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 42 = his personal day = Everybody loves J. R. Hildebrand.

Read Full Post »

Sunday May 29th, 2011

A hundred years is a long time. How long? When the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race was first held in 1911, the RMS Titanicwas still under construction in Ireland, Orville and Wilbur Wright were touring the country and showing folks their newfangled “aeroplane,” and Yale University had America’s best college football program.

The racing machines that will tour the 2.5-mile rounded rectangle located at the crossroads of 16th Street and Georgetown Road in Speedway, Indiana during this year’s Indianapolis 500 are a long way removed from the Marmon Wasp that Ray Harroun drove to victory in the first Indy 500 at a whopping 74.602 mph average speed. By comparison, Canadian Alex Tagliani drove his No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins Dallara-Honda to the top spot in qualifying with a four-lap average speed of 227.472mph, which is fast enough for a commercial airliner to get airborne.

This year is the centennial of what is known (and trademarked) as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, although not the 100th running of the event due to a hiatus brought on by World War II. The race is an annual American tradition that transcends the boundaries of its sport, much like the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl and the Masters. With 2011 being the 100th anniversary of the first race, race organizers expect an extra level of attention for the event to go along with over a quarter-million race fans in attendance – still the largest single-day sports gathering in the world.

Those extra eyes will have lucked into seeing some of the toughest competition the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has seen in decades. Although the tagline created for this year’s event – “The Most Important Race in History” – seems a little egregious, there is no doubt that it will be one of the most exciting and unpredictable Indy 500s in decades. The IZOD IndyCar Series, the sanctioning body that oversees the Indy 500, is overhauling the series’ race cars for 2012 with new bodies and new engines, meaning that there is a surplus of soon-to-be-obsolete 2011-vintage cars. That surfeit of machinery has opened the doors to a talent pool of drivers as deep as any All-Star team in any sport and closed the performance gap to mere fractions of a second.

Time trials for the Indy 500 were the ultimate proof of how razor-thin the margins were between success and failure. Tagliani’s four-lap average speed was only nine-hundredths of a second faster than New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, who will start in the middle of row one. Dixon actually ran out of fuel at the end of his fourth and final qualifying lap – proving that luck can be the residue of preparation.

For Tagliani, the pole win was doubly sweet, as it marked the first pole position at Indianapolis for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Schmidt, a former IndyCar driver who was rendered a quadriplegic after a testing accident in 2000, has spent the intervening years balancing building a racing empire with dedicated philanthropy. With three cars bearing his stamp in the top-six qualifiers, Schmidt has emerged as a legitimate contender against the mighty Penske Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing powerhouse teams.

As is usual at Indianapolis, there were a myriad of other compelling human dramas that played out in qualifying: past Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon and Buddy Rice qualifying in the first three rows in one-off efforts without full-season rides; local Hoosier favorite Ed Carpenter putting former driver Sarah Fisher’s machine into the Fast Nine qualifiers; defending Indy 500 and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti running out of fuel on the third of his four qualifying laps; three-time race winner Helio Castroneves qualifying a dismal 16th; Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro qualifying a backup car in 23rd place on Pole Day, less than a day after a vicious practice crash that left her with second- and third-degree burns on her hands; fan favorite Paul Tracy defying an intensifying rainstorm and slipping and sliding his way to the fastest qualifying time of Bump Day; Briton Alex Lloyd putting it all on the line on the last of his three attempts and getting his Dale Coyne Racing car into the field.

Perhaps no drama was more intense during time trials than the one surrounding Andretti Autosport during last-chance Bump Day qualifying. With five cars attempting to make the field, only one of them – John Andretti, cousin of AA team owner Michael Andretti and racing in a one-off with NASCAR legend Richard Petty – qualified on Pole Day. During Bump Day, a rain delay threatened to send Danica Patrick home without a starting spot before the track was dried and she was able to put her car in the show. Mike Conway, who made international headlines with a horrifying late-race accident in the 2010 Indy 500, failed to make the race after winning the Grand Prix of Long Beach earlier this season. And Marco Andretti, grandson of Mario Andretti, had to bump his way into the field at the expense of teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay – forcing Andretti Autosport to resort to the controversial, though legal, fallback option of buying out 19th-place qualifier Bruno Junqueira’s race seat from A.J. Foyt to get Hunter-Reay and his sponsors back in the race.

What can be predicted for today’s running of the Indianapolis 500? Only that nothing is predictable. 100 years of history attest to the fact that nothing is decided until the twin checkers fly to end the race. Still, there are plenty of intriguing storylines to follow:

  • Can Helio Castroneves become the first foreign-born driver and only the fourth person in history to win four Indianapolis 500s?
  • Is this the year a female driver wins the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, with four women – Simona de Silvestro (23rd), Danica Patrick (26th), Pippa Mann (31st), and Ana Beatriz (32nd) – in the starting field?
  • Can Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport overcome their qualifying woes to challenge for the victory?
  • Will Sam Schmidt complete the Cinderella story and put one of his drivers’ faces on the Borg-Warner Trophy?
  • Is this the year a legacy driver – for instance, Marco Andretti or Graham Rahal – follows in his famous families’ footsteps to drink the milk in Victory Lane at Indianapolis?
  • Does a driver with diabetes – Charlie Kimball – have a shot to win the greatest single prize in American motorsports?
  • Will the new double-file restart rule – requiring cars to be lined up in two columns when returning to green-flag racing after a caution instead of single-file – cause issues on the racetrack?

As the hours, and minutes tick closer to the start of the 100th Indianapolis 500, so does the anticipation. On Sunday, people from around the world will descend on the famed Brickyard – enough to make the racetrack the second-largest city in Indiana – to share in the nostalgia and traditions, to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana,” and to watch thirty-three of the world’s top race car drivers take the green flag in eleven rows of three.

After that… who knows what will happen? No one knows – but the joy, as always, is in finding out.

from:  http://www.sbnation.com/2011/5/29/2193606/2011-indianapolis-500-preview-drivers-starting-grid-schedule

——————————————————————————————–

The 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, or International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 30, 1911.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1911_Indianapolis_500

May 30th, 1911

5 + 30 +1+9+1+1 = 47 = the Indy 500’s life lesson = what the Indy 500 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.

——————————————————————————————–

May 30th, 1911

5 + 30 = 35 = the Indy 500’s core number = Perseverance.  Persistence.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Resilience.  Durability.  Outlast.  Continue.  Duration.  Distance.  Farthest.  Steady.  Stay.  Maintain.  Consistency.  Vigilance.  Preparations.  Ready.  Marathons.  Draining.  Grueling.  Exhaustion.  Dehydration.  Overdo.  Strain.

———————————————————————————————

May 30th, 1911

30 +1+9+1+1 = 42 = the Indy 500’s “secret” number = Everybody loves the Indy 500.

——————————————————————————————–

May 30th, 1911

May 30th

5 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = the Indy 500’s personal year (from May 30th, 2010 to May 29th, 2011) = Emotional.

38 year + 4 (April) = 42 = the Indy 500’s personal month (from April 30th, 2011 to May 29th, 2011) = Everybody loves the Indy 500.

42 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 71 = the Indy 500’s personal day = Professional.  Well done.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.

———————————————————————————————

———————————————————————————————

———————————————————————————————

Dario Franchitti was born on May 19th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Franchitti

May 19th, 1973

May 19th

5 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year (from May 19th, 2011 to May 18th, 2012) = Bold.  Daring.

28 year + 5 (May) = 33 = his personal month (from May 19th, 2011 to June 18th, 2012) = Defending champion.

33 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 62 = his personal day = Dealing with restrictions.  Penalty.  Opposition.  Blocked.  Blocking.

———————————————————————————————–

———————————————————————————————–

———————————————————————————————–

Scott Dixon was born on July 22nd, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Dixon

July 22nd, 1980

July 22nd

7 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from July 22nd, 2010 to July 21st, 2011) = Top 10.

32 year + 5 (May) = 37 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2011) = Heartfelt.

37 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 66 = his personal day = Overcoming fear of failure.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

Alex Tagliani was born on October 18th, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Tagliani

October 18th, 1972

October 18th

10 + 18 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from October 18th, 2010 to October 17th, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Personal best.  Rising to the challenge.

31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 18th, 2011 to June 17th, 2011) = Crushed.

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Calculating.  Miscalculating.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

Hélio Castroneves was born on May 10th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9lio_Castroneves

May 10th, 1975

May 10th

5 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from May 10th, 2011 to May 9th, 2012) = Proud of his hard earned success.  Accomplishment.

19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2011 to June 9th, 2011) = Dominating.  Taking charge.

24 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 53 = his personal day = Having a warrior spirit.

———————————————————————————————-

———————————————————————————————-

———————————————————————————————-

Will Power was born on March 1st, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Power

March 1st, 1981

March 1st

3 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = his personal year (from Match 1st, 2011 to March 1st, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = his personal month for May = Personal growth & development.  Major changes.

13 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 42 = his personal day = Everybody loves Will Power.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

Dan Wheldon was born on June 22nd, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wheldon

June 22nd, 1978

June 22nd

6 + 22 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from June 22nd, 2010 to June 21st, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Personal best.  Rising to the challenge.

31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2011) = Managing.

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Show me the money.  Calculating.  Miscalculating.

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

Ed Carpenter was born on March 3rd, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Carpenter_(racing_driver)

March 3rd, 1981

March 3rd

3 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = his personal year (from March 3rd, 2011 to March 2nd, 2012) = Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Take 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.

10 year + 5 (May) = 15 = his personal month (from May 3rd, 2011 to June 2nd, 2011) = Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsors.  Hype.

15 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 44 = his personal day = It is what it is.  How it is.  The situation.  Right here, right now.  In the moment.  In the zone.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

J. R. Hildebrand was born on January 3rd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Hildebrand

January 3rd, 1988

January 3rd

1 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 8 = his personal year (from January 3rd, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.

8 year + 5 (May) = 13 = his personal month (from May 3rd, 2011 to June 2nd, 2011) = Personal growth & development.  Major changes.

13 month + 29 (29th of the month on Sunday May 29th, 2011) = 42 = his personal day = Everybody loves J. R. Hildebrand.

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

——————————————————————————————–

Read Full Post »

May 27th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Though the summer season is in full force this weekend with The Hangover Part II and Kung Fu Panda 2 poised to make over $100 million each, it is Terrance Malick’s The Tree of Life that will leave viewers the most awed. With spectacle ranging from sumptuous images of the beginning and end of the universe to brief glimpses of evolution on earth and even dinosaurs as well as touches of magical realism, this film is an epic tonal poem that left me speechless. My eyes ached because I didn’t want to blink for fear of missing even one moment. After the film, I stumbled out into the streets of Los Angeles and walked for eight miles, contemplating what I had just seen.

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to sit down with actress Jessica Chastain to discuss the Palme d’Or Winning film, which also stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

Chastain hobbled into the room with some assistance, her left leg in a brace.

Question:  So I suppose the first question is, what happened?

Jessica Chastain:  This is going to sound so idiotic…I got in a Motocross accident yesterday.

Is that going to effect Wettest County in the World?

Chastain: No. I finished that one a few weeks ago. I thought it would be fun. And I really liked it and I went way too fast. My friend, who I went with, stayed in first gear and I was in like third gear on the course. I shouldn’t have done it, especially having a premiere today. I ended up spending the afternoon in the emergency room yesterday because the bike fell on me and twisted my leg. Those things are heavy! It’s funny because I was lying there and my knee like snapped…I heard this popping noise and I was like, “Okay…” and my hand kind of like, “Errr.” So the wheels kept going and I’m pinned underneath it and I thought someone would come get me and it just felt like forever so I finally just went, like, “Help! Help!” It was really, really silly.

So now you have crutches for the red carpet tonight?

Chastain: Yes, but not for the photos. I can’t walk without the crutches but I balance really well, so I’m going to stand still and cast off my crutches.

In one heel?

tree-of-life-movie-image-jessica-chastain-01

Chastain: Yes! In very high heels! Look! [She pulls up her leg to reveal that she is already wearing very steep high heels.] And I’ll take my pictures. There won’t be any taking any walking, none of that fancy red carpet stuff because then we’ll have pictures of me on the carpet. So, yes, that will be tonight…I hope I don’t fall…oh my god! I was worried about falling down the stairs at Cannes and now I’m like, “Oh, I hope I don’t fall on this red carpet.”

So can you talk about what the Cannes experience was like?

Chastain: It was great. I realize that it’s never going to be matched. And it’s, realistically, it’s my first time there and it’s probably not a good example of, “Oh typical time at Cannes” because I brought two films, they both won the top prize in their category: Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or and Take Shelter won the grand prize and Critic’s Week, and I also had a film there, The Wettest County in the World, which there was a bidding war and Harvey bought it. So it was like, all this great stuff was happening and I don’t think that’s a typical Cannes. But it’s okay because I’m enjoying every second knowing that it will never be repeated.

Does all of this feel like a delayed reaction because you’ve been working steadily for several years now?

Chastain: I’d say it’s worth the wait. To be honest, it’s not so bad. I mean, if I had to wait four years for my films to come out and then I get this kind of reaction to the films, I’ll wait four years. No problem. It is a bit of a delayed reaction for me, but for me the most important part is I love acting so much and I love great filmmakers and doing scenes with other actors that I really admire. That’s the exciting part of my life. So for me, even though it took a long time for the films to come out it was okay because I had made eleven films so I was constantly working with people who were really inspiring.

I suppose the complete opposite of crutches is, there’s a scene in the film where you’re weightless in a dream sequence around a tree. Can you talk about that because it was fascinating to see.

tree-of-life-movie-image-brad-pitt-jessica-chastain-03

Chastain: Yeah. You know it’s funny. That’s probably my favorite part of the film because it really describes what it’s like to be on a Terrance Malick set. It was the day when they had all of the harnesses and machines for the boys, they were having the boys climb up the trees. And then I heard, “Okay, Jessica. We want you to hang around because we want a shot of your feet walking along the ground and then lifting off the ground and then just walking back.” And so I say, “Okay.” And the other stuff took so long and they’re like, “We only have a couple minutes to get it!” So I was in the harness and I’m there and we kind of start shooting and it just didn’t look right. It just looked like my feet were just swinging, which is not the thing that they wanted. And I was just so happy to be in the harness – and I used to be a ballerina when I was a little girl – that I just start swinging back and forth. And I kind of start doing little pirouettes in the air and immediately Terry was like, “That’s it!” you know? “Do that! Do that! Dance!” And they have the camera and I’m just pushing myself off the tree to get momentum and I was just laughing a lot and it was just so much fun to film. And now when I see it, I actually, I just feel like it’s great and we didn’t try to create that moment, it just happened.

A number of the scenes flash by like snapshots, they’re very small takes. Was there such a thing as a short take on the set or were those just small cuts of much longer sequences?

Chastain: There’s no, “Action,” or, “Cut,” on Tree of Life. So it’s all the four-minute roll that just runs out. So it’s just, what I love about those little snippets in the film is, it’s unlike any film I’ve ever seen because it’s like capturing someone’s memory of their life. When I think about myself when I was Five years old, I don’t think in, if I can remember, or like seven years old, I don’t remember long, beginning, middle, end scenes. I think of perhaps the way my mom looked at me, or my grandmother dancing. You know, those little tiny moments that add up to create my life so far. And I feel like [Malick] is the first person who’s captured that. I don’t think I’ve seen that before in film.

There was a lot of discussion in the press notes about different people not being allowed to see the entire script. Did you get to see the entire script and know the full scope?

tree-of-life-movie-image-brad-pitt-jessica-chastain-02

Chastain: Yes. I think it was just the boys and also some people who were just coming in for a day or so because [Malick] wanted to keep the story pretty private. But yeah, I got the script after Terry asked me if I’d like to pay the role and I was like, “I don’t even know what the role is, but sure.” And he said, “Please read the script first because I want to make sure it’s something you want to do.” I think it took me four hours to read it and I think it’s such a brilliant piece of writing. It’s not written like a screenplay, it’s written like a novel in a way, with some bits of dialogue. I hope it’s published some day because I think it should be. And I’m with the boys because they had a long audition process. They went through so many, so many boys. And then, toward the end they brought me out to interact and improv with the kids and see who could really like, think quick. And I remember Tye [Sheridan] and Laramie [Eppler] and Hunter [McCracken] were just phenomenal. There was something with Hunter. When I was first talking to him he was kind of a bit surly, you know. He had this thing where he was like, “Oh, I don’t care about this. I don’t care about Hollywood. I don’t care, I want I dirt bike.” I think that’s… “I only wanna do it so I can have a dirt bike.” So he had this thing of just not trying to impress anyone. And so we started improving and he was really quick which was really exciting for me because it meant that he would give me things to act off of. And then there were also moments of, there were really sweet moments where we were wondering, “Can he be soft?” We know he can be that kind of, you know, contrary character, but there was a moment where we’re all together and I thought well, I’m going to see now how he is. And we’re sitting together, me and the other kids and I kind of just put my arm around him and started just, like, touching his hair and you could see in the video that he’s this tough guy and then all of the sudden he just went, his face, his eyes opened up and he just kind of leaned into me like I guess an animal would do, a little dog. It was so sweet. I have great love for those boys and I think – I’m sorry, I’m going off on a tangent – and they weren’t given the script because it was always about creating for them. [Malick] didn’t want to see child actors, he wanted to see them be the boys that they really were.

You’re in a fascinating position where you’re in two Terrance Malick films. Does he change at all between project as a director?

Chastain: Yeah. It’s funny, I feel weird saying I’m in two films because I can say I was on two sets. I’m in one film and I was on another set because I don’t know that I’m going to be in that film because I have such a small…I was only there for two days. But he does. He constantly changes and that was really exciting for me to see because it wasn’t that same exact way of working because on that one I did with Ben Affleck, I did hear, “Cut.” And I remember the first time I was there when the stopped it, I looked at him and I was like, “That’s a first! What’s going on?” You know? So it is exciting to know that him as an artist is constantly evolving and questioning himself and trying new things and he’s never set in his ways like, “This is the way to make a movie.” He’s always growing. And so I bet you the one after this there will be even another thing that will be different. I’d hope, actually.

You discussed how the film feels like a series of snapshots and memories.

Chastain: Yeah.

And you’re a very, very strong character in the film but you’re also seen almost exclusively from the perspective of sort of naïve masculinity from the boys minds. When you’re acting, did you think about yourself as a projection of the mind? Or did you think about yourself outside of that?

brad-pitt-the-tree-of-life-movie-image

Chastain: I was thinking of myself as, when I read the script I realized that she basically is the embodiment of grace and the spirit world. So I knew that that was like what I was representing, I guess, in the grand scheme of things. So I thought, “Okay, I also have to make her a real person.” So what I did was, I had to kind of try to cultivate that kind of quality in myself. So, you know, meditating and, you know, studying paintings of the Madonna and all these many, many things. I read this Thomas Aquinas poem about nature and grace that Terrance gave me. So I was, I definitely had to create that, but I never thought, I never tried to play the character as their idea of her. But I had to ground her and the only way I could think of how to ground her was her love for her children because I felt like, even though I created an absolute back-story for her, her main thing she believes in her life is her family and this bond she has with her children is very important. So I had to make that incredibly real and it actually was very real. The boys and I, still to this very day, we’re very close. This is actually going to be the first time, actually, that we’re together in three years. And I’ve gotten a mother’s day gift from Hunter last year. I get phone calls. Yeah, we’re very, very close. And when the film ended I was more heartbroken than anything because they went back to their mothers and I was, “I want to have kids!” But yeah, I had to create that, so mostly it was about me creating that relationship.

How was it different with Brad? What kind of conversations did you have about building that familial closeness between those characters?

Chastain: Well, I mean, we didn’t really have those conversations a lot because the one thing about the two, Brad and my character’s is that there is this distance that she’s constantly trying to reach out to him, to have him open up to the family, to love. And he’s got this, “No, I’ve always got to stay on guard and it’s always survival of the fittest and I’ve got to be the strong one.” So, in a way, if we had had these bonding experiences like I had with the children, it would have made our jobs harder. But on set, the great thing about him is, he could play that character and then as soon as the role was out, he was like fun, nice, sweet Brad and he was like, throwing the football with the boys out in the yard and asking me, “What kind of music do you like? I don’t really…that’s one thing I’m out of touch with right now is music.” He’s really, he’s like a normal guy.

What about that emotional tussle that you have with him in the house? did you prepare for that at all?

Chastain: We didn’t even know that that was going to happen. It happened after we’d filmed the scene where he attacks the boys. So we came back and we both showed up with our own, like, “Okay, what just happened?” We both showed up with it. And I know that my character is, my character, she had to clean up the house, right? But she’s still kind of vibrating from what just happened and trying to contain it. So I’ve got to clean up the mess that he’s made. And then I had a couple of lines that I could say if I felt like it, he had a couple of lines he could say if he felt like it, but we shot for four minutes, back and forth, slamming dishes, doing all this stuff, talking to each other. And at one point, I don’t know why, what on earth possessed me, but I grabbed the pepper and rubbed it on his face and said, “How do you like it!” And then he grabbed me and all of the sudden we’re like fighting and struggling and when you see, you can see that we both look shocked because it was absolutely real. It wasn’t like Terry said, “I want to create a physical violence between the two.” It’s not even in the script that anything like that happens. There are these two warring ideas of grace and nature and how they react with each other but he never tried to create that or block that. He just sets the scene for something to happen. He doesn’t know what’s going to happen. And so working with an actor who is open to being spontaneous and emotional and inventive and really listens to the other person, you can have moments like that. When you have someone who comes in and they plan what they’re gonna do…I mean, you don’t get those accidents.

tree-of-life-movie-image-brad-pitt-05

Is that the main difference you see working on a Terrance Malick set as opposed to working on other sets you’ve worked on? Is there any one main thing you’ve learned or taken away from it?

Chastain: The main thing I learned was absolutely that the most interesting choice is the accident. Like, so, for me, I can do as much preparation as I want. You know, in The Debt, I play a Mossad agent and I learned Krav Maga and German and Israeli accents and I studied medical experiments and I did all of this preparation. But if I go in and I go, “I know how this scene’s going to happen, I’ve already planned it in my mind,” it means that I’m not open to seeing what my scene partner is doing and reading what kind of the energy in the room’s like. And I’ve worked with actors who do both things and I’ll say it’s way more exciting to work with someone who, it’s like, you’re absolute partners. And I what I do affects them and what they do affects me. It’s like working with Michael Shannon in Take Shelter. I just worked with Tom Hardy in Wettest County. These great…like Al Pacino. And they all are like that. And that’s the great lesson from Terry for me; just always be in the moment and always be open to the thing that you didn’t expect because it’s probably going to be better than what you did expect.

What do you think the reaction is going to be like to this film?

Chastain: Whose reaction?

The audience going to see it.

Chastain: You know, I think there probably will be a lot of mixed reaction and I hope that it’s going to cause a lot of discussion, because a lot of my favorite films do. A lot of my favorite films are the kind that I go, “Oh, I love that film!” And someone else goes, “Really?” You know? I love those movies and I really hope that’s the case. I feel like this film really asks more questions than it answers. A lot of us are used to being given the answers. And we just want to be entertained. And this film really isn’t that. It’s not the kind that, “Okay, I just want to turn off. I’ve had a hard day at work, I’m just going to turn off and watch The Tree of Life.” It’s not that. So, I think you absolutely have to be in the mindset to be open and then to examine your life. I have a great story; Bill Pohlad told me that a friend, you know, someone in the industry saw the film and at first was like, before we showed it at Cannes, was like, “You know, it’s never going to work. I don’t know how you guys are going to release this film.” And then, an hour later he was in the car and his father called him and in the call he started crying. So I think it’s that kind of film where you think you know what it is and then an hour late you think, “Maybe it means something else,” and then maybe a week later and then a year later it’s constantly…it’s ever changing depending on where you are when you see it.

You have a lot of films coming up and a huge number of them are period pieces. Are you seeking those out? Are producers coming to you for those? And how do you approach a period piece differently from something set in modern day.

Chastain: You know, I’m not especially seeking out period pieces. I mean, I love doing them because I have this romantic idea of history and I actually really love doing accents and I love costumes so much. So I think maybe I’m drawn to them. But I would like to do a modern film. But sometimes I feel like a lot of the great parts are in period films for some reason that I’ve been offered or asked to read for. I mostly want to do something that is a stretch for me or is a challenge. And playing a character where I’m going to have to study the world or the history of what was happening in that time, or what she would wear, or how she would carry herself in that time is more interesting than playing a kind of woman like me in 2011. I would absolutely play a character in 2011 if she was really dynamic and fantastic.

You said that you feel like a lot of the better roles are period pieces. Do you think there is a reason for that? Do you think that it’s just that the approach is different from the filmmakers?

the-tree-of-life-movie-poster-02

Chastain: I wonder if, when I say that the roles are better it’s just that there’s more to work on because…even for Take Shelter – that’s a modern film – that was one, where I just kind of showed up and I talked to Jeff [Nichols] and I said, “I really understand this woman and I don’t feel like it’s much of a transformation for me.” And I like transforming a lot too. So, I don’t mind playing characters that are closer to me if they’re good characters like in Take Shelter and I’m working with Michael Shannon. But I prefer to do something that feels like I’m exploring an absolute different culture, time period woman.

What kind of films did you watch to prepare for this time period in Tree of Life?

Chastain: Well, it’s funny, Terry actually asked me to watch a lot of Lauren Bacall films because he said, and I think it’s absolutely true, he said, “Modern day,” and especially me, I do this a lot when I’m in a group, “Talk really, really fast. We have this kind of frenetic energy about us because it’s as though we’re all afraid we’re going to get interrupted.” So we really want to say what we have to say, so wetalkreallyfastbeforesomeoneinteruptsme and we do interrupt each other a lot. And in watching the Lauren Bacall films there really is this quality of this sort of slow and easy and almost from another, well it is from another, time. So I watched a lot of that to soak into my head, especially for the voiceovers. It was kind of this even, slow, salt of the earth tone that she has.

from:  http://collider.com/jessica-chastain-interview-tree-of-life/93397/

——————————————————————————————-

Jessica Chastain was born on March 29th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Chastain

March 29th, 1981

3 + 29 +1+9+8+1 = 51 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Laws.  Rules.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.

——————————————————————————————-

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

Jessica Chastain

1511931 38112195        51

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 51 = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Laws.  Rules.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.

——————————————————————————————-

Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the first three letters of the name.

March 29th, 1981    Jessica Chastain

3 (March) + 10 (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 19 (s is the 19th letter of the alphabet) = 37

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she had the numbers 3 (March), 34 (sum of the first three letters), and 37 (3+34=37) going on.

3 = Self-expression.

34 = Redhead.  Generating a buzz.

37 = Heartfelt.

——————————————————————————————-

Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

March 29th, 1981    Jessica Chastain

29 (born on the 29th of the month) + 19 (s is the 19th letter of the alphabet) + 9 (i is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (c is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 60

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the numbers 29 (born on the 29th of the month), 31 (sum of the fourth, fifth, and sixth letters), and 60 (29+31=60) going on.

29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.

31 =  Catalyst.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.

60 = Making progress.  Moving forward.  Leaving your troubles behind.  Putting it behind you.  The lay of the land.  The road less travelled.  Going out of your way.  Far off the beaten path.  Marching to the beat of a different drummer.  Thinking outside of the box.  Don’t fence me in.  One of a kind.

——————————————————————————————-

March 29th, 1981

March 29th

3 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = her personal year (from March 29th, 2011 to March 28th, 2012) = Heavy workload.  Working hard & being responsible for herself.

36 year + 5 (May) = 41 = her personal month (from May 29th, 2011 to June 28th, 2011) = Melting your heart.  Receiving love.

Read Full Post »

Dr Greg Forbes

May 25th, 2011

2011 has been one of the most dangerous severe weather years in recent history, with over 400 fatalities to date and massive damage between the Southeast’s tornado outbreak in late April to the current spate of tornadoes that are devastating parts of the Midwest this week.

Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, offers his top 10 suggestions for keeping you and your family safe in the event of a tornado watch or warning:

  1. If you are in a manufactured (mobile) home, leave immediately and take shelter elsewhere.
  2. If you are in a frame house, seek shelter in the lowest level of your home (basement or storm cellar). If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway, a smaller inner room, or a closet. Keep away from all windows.
  3. You can cushion yourself with a mattress, but do not use it to cover yourself. Do cover your head and eyes with a blanket or jacket to protect against flying debris and broken glass. Don’t waste time moving mattresses around.
  4. Make sure you have a portable radio, preferably a NOAA weather radio for information, and your cell phone with you to be able to call 911 in the event you are trapped.
  5. Don’t try to leave a STURDY building (but do leave a mobile home) to “escape” a tornado. Multiple tornadoes can emerge from the same storm, so do not go out until the storm has passed.
  6. Keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier.
  7. If you are outside, try to get inside and seek a small protected space with no windows. Avoid large-span roof areas such as school gymnasiums, arenas, or shopping malls, and again, do not seek shelter in mobile homes.
  8. If you cannot get inside a sturdy building, lie flat, face down in a ditch or low-lying area and cover your head and neck with your arms or a piece of clothing.
  9. While driving: If the tornado is at a distance, stop and let it pass or try to drive away from it if time and roads permit. If it’s behind you, don’t try to outrun it. If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have the following options: Stay in the car with the seat belt on, and put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket if possible. Or, if you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.
  10. Once you are in a safe location, call or text family members to make sure they seek shelter immediately.

For more severe weather safety tips, go to http://www.weather.com/ready/

from:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-weather-channels-severe-weather-expert-dr-greg-forbes-provides-top-10-ways-to-stay-safe-in-a-tornado-122615573.html

——————————————————————————————-

Our
severe weather expert at The Weather Channel. He reports on dangerous
thunderstorm weather hazards such as tornadoes, damaging winds, floods and more.

My Hometown

Latrobe, PA

Education

B.S. in Meteorology,Pennsylvania State
University
M.S. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
Studied under Dr. T.
Theodore Fujita

Interests & Hobbies

In the 1999-2000 winter severe weather
‘off-season’ I was the forecaster in Sweden for a NASA project to measure the
North Polar ozone hole. I did collaborative research and consulting with the
National Weather Service in the United States and with the national weather
services in South Africa, Spain, and the Netherlands, where I watched a small
tornado go through my back yard. I also spent three summers performing studies
to improve lightning forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center.

Why did you choose Meteorology?

I developed an interest in the weather in
7th grade. My class studied a module on meteorology.

Awards & Accreditations

Co-authored and co-edited Natural and
Technological Disasters
and Images in Weather Forecasting

from:  http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/Dr-Greg-Forbes.html

——————————————————————————————-

Gregory S. Forbes was born in 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_S._Forbes

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

 

Gregory S. Forbes

7957697 1 669251           80

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 80 = Dealing with the aftermath.

——————————————————————————————

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

 

Gregory S. Forbes

7           1          1

his true character and how he obtains his heart’s desire both = GS = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

Read Full Post »

Weather Center (19:00 - 22:00 1-5)

Monday – Friday, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Co-Hosts: Chris Warren, Crystal Egger

My Hometown

White River Junction, VT

Education

B.S. in Meteorology, Lyndon State College

Interests & Hobbies

Skiing, playing softball and golf.  I enjoy landscaping and have a fine collection of Japanese Maples. I enjoy spending time with my two children.
As for my musical interests, I really like Sinatra.  Other favorites include, Rat Pack, Jimmy Buffet, Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Sting, Nickleback, Daughtry, The Cure, New Order, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Journey, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and Jeffrey Steele.

Awards & Accreditations

National Weather Association
American Meteorological Society
AMS Seal of Approval
American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet member

What would you like to know about  Jim Cantore?

Q: When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing?

A: I love to plant things and be active outdoors with competitive sports or leisurely golf or hiking.

Q: What are your favorite vacation spots?

A: Love the ski resorts out west.  Haven’t taken the dream trip to Italy yet but if I do I may never come back.

Q: What is one fact people may be surprised to know about you?

A: I like country music.

Q: Have you ever seen or experienced a tornado?  If so, tell us about it.

A: Yes first one in Harper county KS.  It would have been very destructive had it hit a town but this one spun peacefully in a wheat field and even at 3 miles away you couldn’t even hear it.

Q: What fascinates you most about the weather?

A: It’s NEVER the same.

from:  http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/Jim-Cantore.html

—————————————————————————————-

James M. Cantore was born on February 16th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Cantore

February 16th, 1964

2 + 16 +1+9+6+4 = 38 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Take care.

—————————————————————————————-

February 16th, 1964

16 +1+9+6+4 = 36 = his “secret” number = Working hard and being responsible for himself.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Jim Cantore

194 3152695     45

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 45 = Intense.  Focused.  Hard working.

———————————————————————————————

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
James M. Cantore

JMC
143

his true character = JM = 14 = Appealing.

his salvation number = MC = 43 = Entertainer.  Entertaining.  Having fun.  Friends.

his primary need = J+M+C = 1+4+3 = 8 = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

Read Full Post »

May 27th, 2011

Vicki Gunvalson of the Bravo reality show “The Real Housewives of Orange County” says she wants the best for her husband Donn as the two proceed with their divorce.

In October 2010, the 49-year-old filed the papers after being married to her second husband for some 16 years. It has not yet been finalized and Donn Gunvalson has not commented.

“I love Don, I respect Don, I want the best for Don,” Gunvalson told E! News. “If I’m it, then we’ll stay together. If I’m not it, then we won’t. Right now, we’re just proceeding with the separation and that’s where we’re at right now.”

“Anybody that’s ever been married has had marriage issues,” she added. “No marriage is ever going to be perfect all the time. At least I don’t know that there are, and if there are, call me, because I want to know how to get there.”

Vicki Gulvalson, a life insurance business owner, details her marital struggles in her new book, “More Than a Housewife.”

She writes that she intended to be “the stay-at-home mom and raise the all-American family,” adding: “Donn and I share similar family backgrounds … that said, ‘Stick it out’ or ‘Make it Work,’ and that’s just what we’ve done. That is not to say that times haven’t been tough or very trying for us, but through our Midwestern values, we have managed to work things out.”

Vicki and Donn Gulvalson used to live near Chicago. They renewed their vows on television in 2009. She has two adult children, Michael and Briana, from a previous marriage. She had told her husband on the Bravo reality show that her “love tank is empty”.

Gulvalson made headlines in early 2010 after photos of her appearing to kiss University of Manitoba student Mike Pullin while on vacation in Mexico were published in Star magazine and online. Gunvalson told People magazine: “He … told me it was his birthday and wanted a birthday kiss. He seemed nice, but very star struck, adding that she “never made out with him.”

from:  http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Vicki-Gunvalson-of-Real-Housewives-talks-divorce/8157038

——————————————————————————————-

Vicki Gunvalson was born on March 27th, 1962 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicki_Gunvalson

March 27th, 1962

March 27th

3 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = her personal year (from March 27th, 2011 to March 26th, 2012) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

——————————————————————————————-

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

Vicki Gunvalson

4      7            5

 

her primary challenge = VG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.

how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = VN = 45 = Bitter marriage.

 

 

Read Full Post »

May 28th, 2011

Popular Aussie heartthrob, Cody Simpson, will appear at Westfield Miranda on
Saturday 28 May for a FREE in-centre performance and meet-and-greet session with
fans.

Dubbed the Australian Justin Bieber, the singing sensation will
perform with sister Alli at 3:30pm at Centre Court on Level 2 of the Westfield
centre, to celebrate the launch of his hot new shoe range Pastry, which is now
available at Foot Locker.

Cody, who got his start on YouTube singing
covers of popular songs and his own material, was discovered by Shawn Campbell,
a Grammy-nominated super producer who has worked with stars like Jay-Z. Most
recently, Codys version of I Want Candy was the theme song of the animated film
Hop.

As well as touring the US and recording a number of popular songs,
like iYiYi and Summertime, Cody has added award winning artist to his resume,
winning the Fresh Aussie Muso award at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids Choice
Awards in 2010.

Fans will have the chance to meet Cody and his sister
Alli during an autograph signing-session following their live stage
performance.

Anyone wanting more information about this FREE event can
call the Westfield Miranda Concierge Desk on (02) 9525 6344.

When:
28 May 2011
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Where:
Westfield Miranda
600 Kingsway , Miranda,
NSW
Contact: Concierge Desk
Org: Westfield Miranda
Tel: 02 9525
6344
Web: www.westfield.com.au/miranda

from:  http://www2b.abc.net.au/EventCentral/View/Event.aspx?e=6634539&p=21

——————————————————————————————-

Cody Simpson was born on January 11th, 1997 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cody_Simpson

January 11th, 1997

January 11th

1 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from January 11th, 2011 to January 10th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unprecedented.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

Saturday 28 May 2011 09.49 BST

The musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron – best known for his pioneering rap The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – has died at the age of 62, having fallen ill after a European trip.

Jamie Byng, his UK publisher, announced the news via Twitter: “Just heard the very sad news that my dear friend and one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, the great Gil Scott-Heron, died today.”

Scott-Heron’s spoken word recordings helped shape the emerging hip-hop culture. Generations of rappers cite his work as an influence.

He was known as the Godfather of Rap but disapproved of the title, preferring to describe what he did as “bluesology” – a fusion of poetry, soul, blues and jazz, all shot through with a piercing social conscience and strong political messages, tackling issues such as apartheid and nuclear arms.

“If there was any individual initiative that I was responsible for it might have been that there was music in certain poems of mine, with complete progression and repeating ‘hooks’, which made them more like songs than just recitations with percussion,” Scott-Heron wrote in the introduction to his 1990 Now and Then collection of poems.

He was best known for The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, the critically acclaimed recording from his first album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, and for his collaborations with jazz/funk pianist and flautist Brian Jackson.

In The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, first recorded in 1970, he issued a fierce critique of the role of race in the mass media and advertising age. “The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning or white people,” he sang.

He performed at the No Nukes concerts, held in 1979 at Madison Square Garden. The concerts were organised by a group called Musicians United for Safe Energy and protested against the use of nuclear energy following the meltdown at Three Mile Island. The group included singer-songwriters such as Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt.

Scott-Heron’s song We Almost Lost Detroit, written about a previous accident at a nuclear power plant, is sampled on rapper Kanye West’s single The People. Scott-Heron’s 2010 album, I’m New Here, was his first new studio release in 16 years and was hailed by critics. The album’s first song, On Coming From a Broken Home, is an ode to his maternal grandmother, Lillie, who raised him in Jackson, Tennessee, until her death when he was 13. He moved to New York after that.

Scott-Heron was HIV positive and battled drug addiction through most of his career. He spent a year and a half in prison for possession. In a 2009 interview he said that his jail term had forced him to confront the reality of his situation.

“When you wake up every day and you’re in the joint, not only do you have a problem but you have a problem with admitting you have a problem.” Yet in spite of some “unhappy moments” in the past few years he still felt the need to challenge rights abuses and “the things that you pay for with your taxes”.

“If the right of free speech is truly what it’s supposed to be, then anything you say is all right.”

Scott-Heron’s friend Doris Nolan said the musician had died at St Luke’s hospital on Friday afternoon. “We’re all sort of shattered,” she told the Associated Press.

from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/28/gil-scott-heron-dies-rap

——————————————————————————————-

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

Gil Scott-Heron

7   1

 

his primary challenge = GS = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.

Read Full Post »

10:15AM BST 28 May 2011

Jeff Conaway

Jeff Conaway, who has died aged 60, was a Hollywood actor best known for his   role as Kenickie, leader of the T-birds, in the film Grease (1978), starring   John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Something of heart-throb in the 1980s, Conaway regularly appeared on hit   television shows, including four seasons playing the out-of-work actor Bobby   Wheeler in Taxi, alongside Danny DeVito, Andy Kaufman and Judd Hirsch.

Both Grease and Taxi were hugely successful, and Conaway was seldom out of   work, appearing in most of the popular television shows of his time,   including Murder She Wrote and The Love Boat. A fan of science fiction, in   the 1990s he visited the set of the television series Babylon 5, and while   there was offered a bit part which grew into a regular role as the recurring   character Zack Allen. He was eventually given a full-time role in the   series.

Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway was born in New York on October 5 1950   . Having an uncle who worked for Nasa, as a boy Jeff read books on jet   propulsion. His ambition was to be an astronaut, but then an optician told   him that he required glasses. “My dream died before it started — acting   hadn’t been an option, but I was desperate for adventure,” he said in 2002.

Conaway made his showbusiness debut on Broadway at the age of 10 in All the   Way Home (1961), alongside Lillian Gish, Aline MacMahon and Colleen   Dewhurst. After a year at North Carolina School of the Arts, he returned to   New York to study film and theatre while also playing in a rock band. In his   final year at college, 1972, he replaced Timothy Meyers in the lead role of   Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of the musical Grease.

After some early television appearances in shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore   Show, Kojak and  Happy Days, he appeared with Michael Caine in the Second   World War thriller The Eagle Has Landed (1976). He was then offered  the   role of Kenickie in the film of Grease (1978), which became an international   hit. Although he said he enjoyed working with John Travolta,  Conaway    thereafter felt typecast: “I couldn’t shake it off. I couldn’t go to the john without being sung a tune from Grease by fans.”

None the less, he joined the cast of Taxi, and in later years he appeared in   films such as The Patriot (1986); Elvira: The Mistress of the Dark (1988);   and in Ghost Writer (1989), as Tom Farrell.  Two of his films — Sunset Strip   (1993) and The Last Embrace (1997) — were widely regarded as flops, but he won praise for his performance in Shadow of Doubt (1998), alongside Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger.

Conaway went on to direct music videos and plays in small theatres in Los Angeles.  In 2006 he was in the reality television programme Celebrity Fit   Club, but walked out after only three weeks.  Two years later, on Celebrity   Rehab with Dr David Drew Pinsky (better known as “Dr Drew”), he explored live on air his addiction to prescription opiates and his turbulent relationship with his on-off girlfriend, the singer Vikki Lizzi.

Despite his problems, Conaway continued to work, completing a series of low-budget films.

Jeff Conaway — who claimed to have attempted suicide on 21 occasions — was found unconscious on May 11, and is thought to have taken an overdose of   prescription medication. He never regained consciousness and was taken off his life support machine on May 27.

After a brief first marriage, in 1980 he married the actress Rona Newton-John, sister of Olivia Newton-John. They divorced five years later, and in 1990 he married Keri Young; that union was also dissolved.

from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/film-obituaries/8543558/Jeff-Conaway.html

——————————————————————————————-

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

Jeff Conaway

1                7

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

Read Full Post »

5/24/2011 4:00 AM PDT 

Actress/model Estella Warren is in jail right now, after allegedly slamming into three cars, kicking a cop and escaping from the police station … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

The crazy incident occurred Monday night just before midnight.  Cops say Warren was driving in L.A. when she struck 3 parked cars in her Toyota Prius. Warren drove away but cops spotted her and placed her under arrest for driving under the influence, though not before she resisted and kicked an officer.

Warren was taken to the police station in handcuffs, and during the booking process she managed to get out of her handcuffs and then run out the back door!  Warren was quickly recaptured.

Warren is being booked for felony escape.  We’re told she will also be booked for assault, hit and run and DUI.

As one law enforcement source told TMZ … “She was really hammered.”

According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. website, Warren’s bail has set at $100,000.

UPDATE: Warren was JUST released from jail … nearly fifteen hours after the incident.

from:  http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/23/estella-warren-arrested-arrest-dui-escape-resisting-arrest-driving-under-the-influence-jail-drunk/

—————————————————————————————-

Estella Warren was born on December 23rd, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estella_Warren

December 23rd, 1978

December 23rd

12 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = her personal year (from December 23rd, 2010 to December 22nd, 2011) = Fed up.

38 year + 5 (May) = 43 = her personal month (from May 23rd, 2011 to June 22nd, 2011) = Partying.  Having fun.  Party’s over.

Read Full Post »

Olivia Ward lost 129 pounds on 'The Biggest Loser' and went on to win the $250,000 prize.

May 24th, 2011

The Biggest Loser finale began with an auditorium full of friends and family excited to see and greet this year’s final contestants. For the first time in Biggest Loser history, there is a chance for an “All girl finale!”

Sisters Hannah and Olivia are already locked into the finale and America was left to decide last week if Irene or Jay will join them. Along with announcing the winner, tonight eliminated contestants will weigh in for their chance for the at home prize of $100,000.

After a cliff hanging commercial break, Irene was voted back into the finale confirming an all girl finale. The trainers are brought out on stage and a standing ovation is given in Jillian’s honor; after ten seasons she will be leaving the show. The first three contestants who were voted off, Courtney, Marci and Ana, are brought out on stage. The three women look stunning. Ana went from 255 pounds to 146 pounds. Courtney, after losing one hundred pounds prior to the Biggest Loser campus, went from 323 to 213 pounds. Courtney’s mother, Marci, started at 238 pounds and is now a stunning 152 pounds. Ana is in the running for the $100,000 prize.

Twin brothers Dan and Don are the next to come out and aren’t even recognizable compared to their pictures. Q and Larialmy follow. Dan loses 124, sending Ana out of the running for the at home weight loss prize. Twin brother Don started at 309 pounds and is now 179 pounds! Q, who started at 437 is now 344 pounds. His wife, Larialmy, lost 84 pounds.

Moses, Kaylee, Ken and Austin are the next to weigh in. Father-daughter team, Moses and Kaylee, are next on the scale. Moses, who began at a whopping 440 pounds now weighs 287 pounds! Kaylee, began at 233 pounds and now weighs in at 179 pounds. Father-son team, Ken and Austin, take to the scale. Ken loses an incredible 158 pounds, and his son, Austin, who was a season favorite, looses 174 pounds, sending him into the lead for the $100,000 prize.

Next on stage are Sarah, Deni, Arthur and Jesse. Mother-daughter team Sarah and Deni are next to stand against leader Austin. Sarah loses 106 pounds and her mother loses 125 pound, sky rocking to the top of the leader board. Deni’s total percentage of weight loss is over 48 percent! Arthur, who was the largest man on campus at 507 pounds, has lost 163 pounds and is on the road to a healthier lifestyle. His father, Jesse, weighs in at 210 pounds, losing 83 pounds.

Jay, Jen and Justin are the last of the eliminated contestants to come on stage. Justin began his journey on campus at 365 pounds. He has lost a total of 173 pounds. Jen lost a total 114 pounds. Jay, who was one of the last standing on the ranch, is the last to weigh in. Jay is also Deni’s last competitor for the at home prize of $100,000. Jay began his journey at 400 pounds; he loses 181 pounds, which is not enough to beat Deni. Deni, mother of eight, is announced as The Biggest Loser’s at home winner!

Hannah and Olivia are finally brought out on stage and the crowd goes wild. There is no doubt that these three women have put every ounce of energy into their workouts and taken what their trainers have taught them and put it to work. Irene, who was the Biggest Loser on campus, gets to choose the order. She decided that Hannah will weigh in, followed by Irene then Olivia.

Alison announces that Ana Kournikova will be replacing Jillian on next season’s Biggest Loser. Hannah began this season at 248 pounds. She has lost 120 pounds, weighing in at 128 pounds. Irene, who was voted back in as America’s choice, went through the journey on campus by herself after her mother was voted off the first week. She started off at 255 pounds, she has lost 116 pounds. One of the sisters will win the season’s Biggest Loser. Olivia is the last to weigh in. She started her journey at 265 pounds, if she can lose more than 126 pounds she will take home a quarter of a million dollars and the title of The Biggest Loser.

And the winner is…

OLIVIA! She has lost 129 pounds, weighing in at 132 pounds. She is this year’s Biggest Loser and the winner of a quarter of a million dollars.

from:  http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/biggest-loser-recap-season-finale-05-24-2011

—————————————————————————————-

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

 

Olivia Ward

6        5

 

her primary challenge = OW = 65 = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Show me the money.

—————————————————————————————-

Olivia Ward was born on October 23rd, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Ward

October 23rd, 1975

October 23rd

10 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 36 = her personal year (from October 23rd, 2010 to October 22nd, 2011) = Working hard & being responsible for herself.

36 year + 5 (May) = 41 = her personal month (from May 23rd, 2011 to June 22nd, 2011) = Receiving love.

41 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 65 = her personal day = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Show me the money.

When her number (65 (her primary challenge)) came up, that’s when she got to live/experience what she was here to live/experience.  So Tuesday May 24th, 2011 was HER day!!!

Read Full Post »

File:American Idol Title Card.png

American Idol (also known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar) is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, which began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it is a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists, and has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. As of January 2011, it is the most-watched TV series in the Nielsen ratings and is the only program to have been number one for six consecutive seasons, surpassing All in the Family and The Cosby Show, which were both number one for five consecutive seasons.

The program aims to discover the best singer in the country where the winner is determined by the viewers. Through telephone, Internet, and SMS text voting, viewers have chosen as winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, and Lee DeWyze (listed in chronological order).

The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants’ performances. The original three judges were Grammy Award-winning record producer and music manager Randy Jackson, Grammy Award-winning pop singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Paula Abdul and award-winning music executive and music manager Simon Cowell. Since January 2011, the judging panel currently consists of Jackson, award-winning singer/actress and record producer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Steven Tyler. For all seasons the show has been hosted by radio disc jockey Ryan Seacrest.

The show was described by rival TV executives as “the most impactful show in the history of television.” It has also become a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars. As Entertainment Weekly puts it, “It’s given us Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry, and J. Hud. Idol rules the reality roost because the winners of Fox’s ratings juggernaut actually do go on to greatness. And Taylor Hicks? He’s the exception that proves the rule.”

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

—————————————————————————————

American Idol was born on June 11th, 2002 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol

June 11th, 2002

6 + 11 +2+0+0+2 = 21 = American Idol’s life lesson = what American Idol is here to learn = Universally appreciated.  Timeless classic.

—————————————————————————————-

June 11th, 2002

6 + 11 = 17 = American Idol’s core number = Inspirational.  Making miracles happen.

—————————————————————————————-

June 11th, 2002

June 11th

6 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = American Idol’s personal year (from June 11th, 2010 to June 10th, 2011) = Judges.

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = American Idol’s personal month (from May 11th, 2011 to June 10th, 2011) = Excitement.  Thrilling.  Rooting for the underdog.

25 month + 25 (25th of the month on Wednesday May 25th, 2011) = 50 = American Idol’s personal day = Orchestra.  Symphony.  Worldwide.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

 

Read Full Post »

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 4:00 AM

If the judges and sentimentality have their way, Lauren Alaina should become the next American Idol.

On Tuesday’s final sing-off, (leading up to Wednesday’s big reveal), Lauren Alaina earned the decided edge over Scotty McCreery when, after her third number, Randy gave her the only standing ovation of the night, J. Lo commented “with that song you may have just won” and Steven Tyler‘s declared: “you are It in my eyes.”

It didn’t hurt that all three responded to a brand new song that milks the show’s family values to a historic degree. Alaina delivered “Like My Mother Does,” a gushy ode to genes and maternal caring that, predictably, reduced the singer’s own mom to a puddle.

It will also work to Lauren’s advantage that the demographics of this year’s voting body has ticked north, favoring older viewers, who are more likely to be moms themselves.

If that’s not enough, Lauren earned instant underdog status Tuesday by revealing at the top of the show that she blew out a vocal chord in rehearsals that afternoon. Which true heartland American would fail to fall for a comeback-from-adversity story like that?

Then again, the last few years have seen the disfavored singer pull from behind to win, including Lee DeWyze over Crystal Bowersox (who then outsold him on CD) and Kris Allen over Adam Lambert (who did the same, four fold).

In truth, the performances of both Lauren and Scotty probably went over big with their true believers. Like last week, they made their case in three rounds. The first featured their favorite song from the season. The second had them croon pieces chosen for them by their own idols, while the third saw them perform the song that will serve as their first single should they win. 

Scotty revived his take on Montgomery Gentry‘s “Gone,” emphasizing showmanship over fuller emotion. Lauren chose the power ballad “Flat On The Floor,” which she bat out of the ballpark, showing equal parts physicality and feeling.

In round two, Scotty warbled “Check Yes or No,” a cut chosen by his deep-voiced role model George Strait. It’s a witty number but unfortunately the performance reiterated Scotty’s overwhelming debt to other singer’s styles.

Lauren had a more interesting dynamic with her mentor. Her song came via former A.I. winner Carrie Underwood, the star Lauren will most likely be compared to in the market place. Given this, might Underwood have been tempted to sabotage her potential competition? Apparently not. Carrie’s choice of Pam Tillis‘ “Maybe It Was Memphis” gave the young singer the ideal showcase for her mix of emotion and authority.

Round three also intrigued, doubling as a kind of warning. By featuring the singer’s first potential singles, it gave the audience its clearest indication of what we’ll be in for should they win. Mentor Jimmy Iovine tailored a perfect song for Scotty – “I Love You This Big,” whose scrupulously innocent lyric used the singer’s virginal character to his advantage. Still, it will be hard for such naivete to beat the sheer mom power in Lauren’s song – especially as delivered by a singer who battled back from the day’s adversity with such aplomb.

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2011/05/25/2011-05-25_american_idol_finale_recap_lauren_alaina_may_win_over_scotty_mccreery_for_sentim.html

—————————————————————————————

Lauren Alaina was born on November 8th, 1994 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Alaina

November 8th, 1994

11 + 8 +1+9+9+4 = 42 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Everybody loves Lauren Alaina.

—————————————————————————————-

November 8th, 1994

November 8th

11 + 8 +2+0+1+0 = 22 = her personal year (from November 8th, 2010 to November 7th, 2011) = Lucky.

22 year + 5 (May) = 27 = her personal month (from May 8th, 2011 to June 7th, 2011) = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Start.  Begin.  Groundbreaking.  Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Overly enthusiastic.  Acting out of character.  Not being yourself. 

27 month + 25 (25th of the month on Wednesday May 25th, 2011) = 52 = her personal day = Having to bite your tongue.

Read Full Post »

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1208" - The pressure mounted this week as five remaining pairs performed two individual dances, one ballroom number and one "Instant Dance" -- in which couples had to master a number to music they had been given for the first time after the show's broadcast had begun -- on "Dancing with the Stars," MONDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT), on ABC. (ABC/ADAM TAYLOR)CHELSEA KANE, MARK BALLAS, KYM JOHNSON, HINES WARD, TOM BERGERON, BROOKE BURKE, CHELSIE HIGHTOWER, ROMEO, KARINA SMIRNOFF, RALPH MACCHIO, KIRSTIE ALLEY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVKSIYFile:Dwts12.jpg

We’ve just passed the halfway point of Season 12 and what a season it’s been! A Twisted ankle, broken shoes, pro dancers stumbling in the ballroom and an ever-changing leader board of who’s in first place! The hits keep coming (and so do the misses) as the stars rehearse hard and dance harder in pursuit of the mirror ball trophy.

The weeks have been racing by. Right out of the gate there were some strong performances including Kirstie’s Cha Cha and Ralph’s Foxtrot—and some not so strong ones with ‘Psycho’ Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer the first couple eliminated after two weeks of dancing. Wendy and Tony’s low scores put them on the short list for elimination and, sure enough, they were sent packing the next week. Olympic champ Sugar Ray Leonard unfortunately, is not a champion on the dance floor as he and Anna Trebunsakaya were eliminated in Week 4. And although Petra Nemcova may be a survivor, she and Dmitry Chaplin didn’t survive their low scores. Their departure was in Week 5. And finally, WWE Superstar Chris Jericho brought some surprisingly elegant moves to the ballroom, but as the competition heated up, his Tango was not fluid, but instead “granite-like” according to the judges, and he was sent home fifth this season.

At the same time, many performers have improved dramatically. Romeo started the season a low-scoring underdog and has tied for first-place in Week 6. Even though Kirstie has suffered every mishap imaginable, she’s going stronger than ever, finally showing the promise of Week 1. These improvements have squeezed higher scores out of the judges … yes, even Len. The highest single score so far has a “28” awarded to both Romeo and Chelsea as each pair was awarded the first 10’s of the season. As their dancing skills continue to improve, will anyone get a perfect score of 30?

Mind you, the best place for all things Dancing is right here at ABC.com. Join the Live Chat party during Monday night’s show! Download the DWTS iPhone app to vote. Get the latest star and pro Tweets, buy a T-shirt supporting your favorite DWTS team, watch the dances everyone is talking about in our “Showstoppers Gallery,” take fun polls and trivia quizzes and catch up on the latest news. And, be sure to support to favorite teams on our team pages.

We know we can expect more drama, more passion and more excitement on Dancing, but no one knows who will walk away with the mirrored ball and who will merely walk away. Keep watching to find out!

Follow your favorite teams on their Team pages:

Team Kanenball
– Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas
Team Chericho – Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke
Team HineKym – Hines Ward & Kym Johnson
Team Kendra n’ Louis – Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel
Team G-Mak – Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Team Schwimmerwood – Mike Catherwood & Lacey Schwimmer
Team Dmitra – Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin
Team Kamacchio – Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff
Team RomeTower – Romeo & Chelsie Hightower
Team Sugar & Spice – Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunsakaya
Team MY TONY how you dancing – Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/about-the-show

—————————————————————————————-

The first season of the United States version of Dancing with the Stars debuted on ABC on June 1, 2005 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_with_the_Stars_(U.S._season_1)

June 1st, 2005

6 + 1 +2+0+0+5 = 14 = the life lesson for Dancing With The Stars / what Dancing With The Stars is here to learn = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Sexy.  Sex symbol.  Diet.  Petite.  Slender.  Slim.  Svelte.  Waist.  Abs.  All things in moderation (including moderation).  It takes all types.  To be able to live among people we must allow everyone to exist with their own given individuality.  Moderation and diversity is the best diet.  Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.  Portion size.  Weight loss/gain.  On a diet.  Slim down.  Plus sized.     

 

—————————————————————————————–

June 1st, 2005

1 + 2+0+0+5 = 8 = Dancing With The Stars’ “secret” number = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.  Regimented.  Having both feet firmly planted on the ground.  Both feet on the floor.  Having a strong foundation.  Climbing to the top of the mountain.  Elevation in status.  You cannot climb a ladder by pushing others down.  Social climber.  Status seeking. 

—————————————————————————————–

June 1st, 2005

June 1st

6 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 10 = Dancing With The Stars’ personal year (from June 1st, 2010 to June 1st, 2011 = Opportunities.  Prosperity.  Coincidences (God-incidences).  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Boons.  Bonus.  Chance.  Randomness.  Predestination.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Roll the dice.  Take 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.  Wheel of fortune.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  Luck of the draw.  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 + 5 (May) = 15 = Dancing With The Stars’ personal month for May 2011 = Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Client.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  Branding.  Packaging.  Sales pitch.  Sales.  Buying & selling.  Purchase.  Commerce.  Marketplace.  Wants.  Desires.  Sense pleasure.  Sensuous.  Voluptuous.  Erotic.  Lust.  It pays to advertise.  Product placement.  The ways of the world.  The bottom line.  Supply & demand.  The going rate/price.  Money talks.  Sex sells.

15 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011 (the end of season 12)) = 39 = Dancing With The Stars’ personal day = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Chivalry.  Woo.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelor(ette).  Cute.  Fawning.  Flattery.  Be real.  The real deal.  The real McCoy.  Keeping it real.  Say kind words to hear kind words.  Romantic love.  Puppy love.  That’s nice.  Well meaning.  With the best of intentions.  Keep your promises.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Living in a dream world.  Being a tease.  Turn me on.  The story is only half told when one side tells it. 

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————

TUESDAY 9|8c

Next Episode

Results Show: Week Ten

TV-PGLThe three semi-finalists dance one more time before the winner is announced. The Black Eyed Peas, The Go-Go’s and Sara Evans perform.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars

—————————————————————————————

—————————————————————————————

—————————————————————————————

Quantcast

Photo

Chelsea Q&A

1. Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? The first time I visited “DWTS,” the Jonas Brothers had invited me when they were performing as musical guests. There was such an energy backstage and I was mesmerized by the stunning costumes and skills of these incredible dancers. The producers approached me about doing the show then, but I was filming. Then throughout more seasons, I supported friends like Cody Linley and Kyle Massey and they loved every minute of it and I was again encouraged to give it a try. So I finally got the nerve to say ‘yes’ and I am beyond excited to have this experience. Life is a journey and I want to fill it with as many different adventures as I can. I want to be able to look back one day and say, “Yeah, that was me in that sexy costume… that was me being swept around the room by that handsome guy…” I know it will be a lot of hard work, but I can’t wait!

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? I was lucky enough to travel to Argentina where doing the Tango in the streets is a way of life. I think the Tango is such a sensuous dance. You almost feel like you’re watching a private moment between two people that you shouldn’t. I don’t know if it’s the the one that’s the most “me,” but I think it’s the one I’m looking forward to the most.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Nausea. I get extreme stage fright right before a curtain goes up. I’ll have to pick my wardrobe colors carefully, something that blends in with barf.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Mikhail Baryshnikov. “The Turning Point” is a favorite movie of mine and I don’t think I have ever seen anyone top his skills. Michael Jackson was truly special, too. His moves never failed to excite and entertain. As far as “Dancing with the Stars,” I was so inspired watching Kyle Massey. Ballroom dancing was completely foreign to him, but he jumped in with complete enthusiasm and ended up in the finals! Since we work together on “Fish Hooks,” I usually see him in front of a microphone with a set of headphones keeping him confined to our little sound booth, so to watch him take over that big stage was awesome. I couldn’t be more proud of him.

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? That would be all of them. Even though I love to watch the art of ballroom dance, I am not familiar with any of these styles, nor have I ever had a dance partner or done anything like this, so my pro has his work cut out for him!

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-chelsea-kane

—————————————————————————————-

Chelsea Kane was born on September 15th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Kane

September 15th, 1988

9 + 15 +1+9+8+8 = 50 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  Global.  Worldwide.  Culture.  Society.  Everyone.  We.  Symphony.  Orchestra.  Chorus.  Conductor.  Opera.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

—————————————————————————————-

September 15th, 1988

September 15th

9 + 15 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = her personal year (from September 15th, 2010 to September 14th, 2011) = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Start.  Begin.  Groundbreaking.  Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Overly enthusiastic.  Acting out of character.  Not being yourself. 

27 year + 5 (May) = 32 = her personal month (from May 15th, 2011 to June 14th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  #1.

32 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 56 = her personal day = Decisive.  Choosing.  Selection.  Decisions.  Polite.  Poise.  Composure.  Tact.  Graceful.  Congenial.  Tiebreaker. 

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Mark Ballas was born on May 24th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ballas

May 24th, 1986

5 + 24 +1+9+8+6 = 53 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Straight to the point.

—————————————————————————————-

May 24th, 1986

May 24th

5 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from May 24th, 2010 to May 24th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  #1.

32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 24th, 2011 to May 24th, 2011) = Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Doing backflips.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Flip over.  Carry on your back.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle.  Overextending oneself.  Light burden’s heavy if far borne.  Have to do. 

[Numerologically, a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Maksim Chmerkovskiy was born on January 17th, 1980.  1 + 17 +1+9+8+0 = 36 = Maksim’s life lesson number.  Mark’s 36 month indicates that Maksim will be significant in Mark’s life during this month.]

36 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 59 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Monday May 23rd, 2011 until his time of birth on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = Accepting defeat.  Forcible swallowing of pride.

—————————————————————————————-

May 24th, 1986

May 24th

5 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from May 24th, 2011 to May 24th, 2012) = Defending the championship.  Regaining/retaining the title.

33 year + 5 (May) = 38 = his personal month (from May 24th, 2011 to June 24th, 2011) = Hugs.  Embracing.  Caring.  Mom.

38 month + 24 (24th of the month) = 62 = his personal day = Dealing with restrictions.  Doing what is unpopular.  Facing his fears and overcoming them.

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-
Photo

Kirstie Q&A

1.Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? It’s my gateway to Broadway, baby……or hell……time will tell.

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? Latin dances… because I’m sort of a West Side Story ho at heart.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Learning how to dance correctly.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Gene Kelly all the way- sexiest man to ever step ball change…and Edyta- hottest pair of Polish legs to step foot on U.S. soil. When I’m dancing Latin, I’m going to pretend I’m Edyta. When I’m doing the jive, I’m Lacy. I’ll be pretending I’m Cyd Charise if I’m requested to do modern dance- ooh maybe that’s on So You Think You Can Dance sorry…& when I’m waltzing… I’m a gay man in a gown.

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? Quick Step- it’s just a little too……quick.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-kirstie-alley

—————————————————————————————-

Kirstie Alley was born on January 12th, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirstie_Alley

January 12th, 1951

1 + 12 +1+9+5+1 = 29 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn =  Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  Join forces.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert. 

—————————————————————————————-

January 12th, 1951

January 12th

1 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = her personal year (from January 12th, 2011 to January 11th, 2012) = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Miraculous.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Stay positive.  There’s always hope. 

 

17 year + 5 (May) = 22 = her personal month (from May 12th, 2011 to June 11th, 2011) = Look before you leap.  Lucky.

22 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 45 = her personal day = Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.

 

22 month+ 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 46 = her personal day = Historic.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

Maksim Chmerkovskiy was born on January 17th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksim_Chmerkovskiy

January 17th, 1980

1 + 17 +1+9+8+0 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Doing backflips.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Flip over.  Carry on your back.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle.  Overextending oneself.  Light burden’s heavy if far borne.  Have to do. 

—————————————————————————————-

January 17th, 1980

January 17th

1 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 22 = his personal year (from January 17th, 2011 to January 16th, 2012) = Look before you leap.  Lucky.

22 year + 5 (May) = 27 = his personal month (from May 17th, 2011 to June 16th, 2011) = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Start.  Begin.  Groundbreaking.  Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Overly enthusiastic.  Acting out of character.  Not being yourself. 

27 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 50 = his personal day = Chelsea Kane.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  Global.  Worldwide.  Culture.  Society.  Everyone.  We.  Symphony.  Orchestra.  Chorus.  Conductor.  Opera.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

[Numerologically, a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Chelsea Kane was born on September 15th, 1988.  9 + 15 +1+9+8+8 = 50.  Maksim’s 50 day indicates that Chelsea will be of significance to Maksim on Monday May 23rd, 2011.]

27 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Reputation.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Laws.  Rules.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Voting.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Counting. 

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-
Photo

Hines Q&A

1. Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? Because it is a prestigious and classy reality show that the entire family can watch and it looks extremely challenging. I am always up for a good challenge and would love to see what I can do in a field completely foreign to me. Besides, if Emmitt and Jerry can do it, so can I.

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? Probably rhythm and blues, if this is such a style, but I wouldn’t really consider myself a dancer by any means.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Based on what I have seen of the show, juggling my footsteps with my posture. I would say remembering to keep my posture is most likely going to be the biggest handicap for me.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Michael Jackson. Former DWTS stars inspiration? Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? Salsa.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-hines-ward

—————————————————————————————-

Hines Ward was born on March 8th, 1976 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hines_Ward

March 8th, 1976

3 + 8 +1+9+7+6 = 34 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Generating a buzz.  Going at the right speed.  Things happen really quickly.

—————————————————————————————-

March 8th, 1976

March 8th

3 + 8 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = his personal year (from March 8th, 2011 to March 7th, 2012) = 

“Chains you grasped to change your life

 now hold you tight and cause you strife.”  [Eileen Connolly]

15 year + 5 (May) = 20 = his personal month (from May 8th, 2011 to June 7th, 2011) = Turning point.  Judges.

20 month + 14 (14th of the month on Saturday May 14th, 2011) = 34 = his personal day = Generating a buzz.

When his number (34 (March 8th, 1976 (3 + 8 +1+9+7+6 = 34)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So Saturday May 14th, 2011 is HIS day!!!

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

Kym Johnson was born on August 4th, 1976 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kym_Johnson

August 4th, 1976

8 + 4 +1+9+7+6 = 35 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Perseverance.

—————————————————————————————-

August 4th, 1976

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = her personal year (from August 4th, 2010 to August 3rd, 2011) =

“Chains you grasped to change your life

 now hold you tight and cause you strife.”  [Eileen Connolly]

15 year + 5 (May) = 20 = her personal month (from May 4th, 2011 to June 3rd, 2011) = Turning point.  Judges.

20 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 43 = her personal day = Dancing.  Entertaining.

20 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 44 = her personal day = Here’s how it is.  Staying current.  Right here, right now.  In touch.  Twitter.  Tweeting.

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Carrie Ann Inaba was born on January 5th, 1968 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Ann_Inaba

January 5th, 1968

1 + 5 +1+9+6+8 = 30 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe.  Fashion sense.  Best dressed.  Sense of style.  Living a life of luxury.  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.

—————————————————————————————-

January 5th, 1968

January 5th

1 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = her 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.  Boons.  Bonus.  Chance.  Randomness.  Predestination.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Roll the dice.  Take 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.  Wheel of fortune.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  Luck of the draw.  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 + 5 (May) = 15 = her personal month (from May 5th, 2011 to June 4th, 2011) = Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Client.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  Branding.  Packaging.  Sales pitch.  Sales.  Buying & selling.  Purchase.  Commerce.  Marketplace.  Wants.  Desires.  Sense pleasure.  Sensuous.  Voluptuous.  Erotic.  Lust.  It pays to advertise.  Product placement.  The ways of the world.  The bottom line.  Supply & demand.  The going rate/price.  Money talks.  Sex sells.

15 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011 (the end of season 12)) = 39 = her personal day = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Chivalry.  Woo.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelor(ette).  Cute.  Fawning.  Flattery.  Be real.  The real deal.  The real McCoy.  Keeping it real.  Say kind words to hear kind words.  Romantic love.  Puppy love.  That’s nice.  Well meaning.  With the best of intentions.  Keep your promises.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Living in a dream world.  Being a tease.  Turn me on.  The story is only half told when one side tells it. 

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Bruno Tonioli was born on November 28th, 1955 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Tonioli

November 28th, 1955

11 + 28 +1+9+5+5 = 59 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Salvaging what remains.  Overcoming self-interest.

—————————————————————————————-

November 28th, 1955

November 28th

11 + 28 +2+0+1+0 = 42 = his personal year (from November 28th, 2010 to Noveber 27th, 2011) = Mutuality.

42 month + 4 (April) = 46 = his personal  month from April 28th, 2011 to May 27th, 2011) = Historic.  Making history.  And the rest is history.

46 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 70 = his personal day = Flexibility.  Coping.  Handling change.  Multi-tasking.

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Len Goodman was born on April 25th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Goodman

April 25th, 1944

4 + 25 +1+9+4+4 = 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. 

—————————————————————————————-

April 25th, 1944

April 25th

4 + 25 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from April 25th, 2011 to April 24th, 2012) = Loyalty.  Taking a stand. 

33 year + 4 (April) = 37 = his personal month (from April 25th, 2011 to May 24th, 2011) = Heartfelt.

37 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuedsay May 24th, 2011) = 61 = his personal day = Doing the unexpected.

—————————————————————————————

—————————————————————————————

—————————————————————————————

Brooke Burke was born on September 8th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Burke

September 8th, 1971

September 8th

9 + 8 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = her personal year (from September 8th, 2010 to September 7th, 2011) = Judges.

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = her personal month (from May 8th, 2011 to June 7th, 2011) = Excitement.  Thrilling.  Rooting for the underdog.

25 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 49 = her personal day= Happy.  Smiling.

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Read Full Post »

Quebec Premier Jean Charest (L - not seen) poses with California Governor Arnold Schwarzengger and his wife Maria Shriver during a photo opportunity at the Governors' Global Climate Summit 2 hosted by Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles October 2, 2009.

9:49am UK, Tuesday May 10, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they have separated.

In a statement, the couple said they had been living apart for a number of weeks while they “work on the future” of their 25-year marriage.

They met at a charity tennis tournament in 1977 and married in 1986.

 

After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together.

Statement by the couple

Schwarzenegger, the former movie star, bodybuilder and California governor, and Shriver, who is a member of the Kennedy family, have four children.

They described them as “the light and the centre of both of our lives,” and said they will continue to parent them together.

Their statement referred to the separation as a “private matter”.

The couple added: “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.

 

US actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with the poster of the TV serie he stars in as a cartoon superhero, 'The Governator', in Cannes, southern France, on April 4, 2011.

Arnold Schwarzenegger with poster for ‘The Governator’ cartoon series

“After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together.”

Schwarzenegger left office four months ago after two terms as California governor.

His wife, whose mother was the sister of assassinated US President John F Kennedy, campaigned for her husband even though he was a Republican and she was a lifelong Democrat.

Schwarzenegger is thought to be considering returning to making films.

He said recently he was developing a television programme and comic book based on his political nickname “The Governator.”

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-And-Wife-Maria-Shriver-Announce-Their-Separation-After-25-Years-Of-Marriage/Article/201105215988LE_15988760_Arnold_Schwarzenegger_And_Wife_Maria_Shriver_Announce_Their_Separation_After_25_Years_Of_Marriage

—————————————————————————————-

On Monday night, California’s former Governor and first lady announced their split after 25 years of marriage. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together,” they said in a joint statement.

We have to say, we didn’t see it coming: Unlike so many political marriages which have been marred by scandal as of late, the union of Schwarzenegger, 63, and Shriver, 55, seemed rock solid. Sure, they were always somewhat of an odd couple—he the Republican bodybuilder-turned movie star, she the brainy Democrat member of the Kennedy dynasty—but in the quarter-century they spent together, they seem to have weathered it all, from multiple election campaigns to sexual misconduct allegations to state budget crises to parental deaths, all the while raising four kids. This was a pair who earned their frequent power couple designation in spades, not unlike that other longtime political duo who surprised the world with their split last year.

According to their statement, the two are living apart living apart “while we work on the future of our relationship” (the Los Angeles Times reports that Shriver moved out of their Brentwood mansion a few weeks ago, just months after Schwarzenegger finished serving two terms as Governor). It was not immediately clear whether they would be filing for divorce.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/arnold-schwarzenegger-and_n_859774.html#s276728&title=Wedding

—————————————————————————————-

Tuesday 17 May 2011 12.24 BST

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former actor and recently retired governor of California, has admitted that he fathered a child 10 years ago with a member of his household staff. The revelation, which he confirmed to the Los Angeles Times in a remorseful statement, casts new light on the break up of his 25-year marriage with Maria Shriver, announced by the couple a week ago.

The Los Angeles Times led on the story. The unnamed staff member, who had claimed her then husband was the father of her child, retired in January after working for 20 years for Schwarzenegger and Shriver, a member of the Kennedy clan. She had worked for them through the two terms when the former bodybuilder and star of the Terminator films served as governor of California, inevitably dubbed the Governator. A source told the paper that Schwarzenegger had taken financial responsibility for the child from the start.

Schriver refused to comment but Schwarzenegger issued a statement to the paper:

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago.
“I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologised to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.
“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”

 

Despite having an accent so thick that dialogue in his first movie had to be dubbed, Schwarzenegger became a celebrity after starring as Conan the Barbarian in 1982, and became a worldwide box office draw in the Terminator movies.

Shriver, well known in her own right as a television journalist, is the daughter of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of former US president John F Kennedy. The couple met at a tennis tournament, married in April 1986, and have four children.

George W Bush, as president, first co-opted the Austrian-born actor into politics, as head of his sports council, dubbing him Conan the Republican.

His early years in politics were dogged by allegations of affairs and inappropriate behaviour with women. His huge early political popularity waned as recession hit the Golden State, triggering swingeing cuts in state spending.

In February, Schwarzenegger announced his return to acting, saying he was considering various projects – he hinted that Terminator 4 may be on the horizon.

from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/17/arnold-schwarzenegger-child-with-employee

—————————————————————————————-

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30th, 1947 at 4:10 a.m. in Graz, Austria according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Schwarzenegger%2C_Arnold

July 30th, 1947

July 30th

7 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 40 = his personal year (from July 30th, 2010 to July 29th, 2011) = Household staff. 

40 year + 4 (April) = 44 = his personal month (from April 30th, 2011 to May 30th, 2011) = Here’s the situation.  How it is.  It is what it is.

44 month + 9 (9th of the month on Monday May 9th, 2011) = 53 = his personal day = Forthright.

—————————————————————————————-

Maria Shriver was born on November 6th, 1955 at 5:12 p.m. in Chicago, IL according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Shriver%2C_Maria

November 6th, 1955

November 6th

11 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = her personal year (from November 6th, 2010 to November 6th, 2011) = Turning point. 

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = her personal month (from May 6th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011) = Change of residence.

25 month + 9 (9th of the month on Monday May 9th, 2011) = 34 = her personal day = Generating a buzz.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Maria Shriver

4       1

 

her primary challenge = MS = 41 = Infidelity.

Read Full Post »

Celebrate Maria the Korean Bride’s 50th and final wedding:

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Times Square / Broadway, NYC
4.00 p.m.

Jimmy McMillan, Rent is Too Damn Party will officiate the Wedding. 

from:  http://mariathekoreanbride.com/

—————————————————————————————-

Maria Yoon a Korean-born artist lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union. Maria is also a Contractual Senior Educator/Consultant for the Education Department at various museums in New York City.

Maria’s work has gradually evolved into the creation of installation and performance, which combine various elements such as photography-collage, drawings and video.

Since 2001 to present, Maria has begun working on a new series entitled Maria the Korean Bride. It is a multi-media performance designed to bring attention to the social pressure that Maria has endured as a first generation Korean-American unmarried woman.

Maria the Korean Bride has been funded in part by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NYC Cultural Affairs, Asian Women Giving Circle and Franklin Furnace to name a few. Her on-going journey across America has received much attention especially with Koreans and other Asian American communities in New York, as well as institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is one of their annual guest lecturers and performance artists. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.mariathekoreanbride.com.

Maria the Korean Bride has been accepted as a fiscally sponsored project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt project, and continues to be exhibited throughout the United States and Korea.

from:  http://www.mariayoon.com/bio.html

————————————————————————————————————–

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

Maria Yoon

4       7

 

her primary challenge = MY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Visionary.  Choosing wisely from among your many options with an eye toward the future.  Looking into the future.  Vision of the future.  Everybody knows your name.  Claim to fame.  In the limelight.  The one and only. 

—————————————————————————————-

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

Maria Yoon

41991 7665     48

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn (and her life lesson both) = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Road trip.  On the road.  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.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.

 

—————————————————————————————-

Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Maria Yoon

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 32

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she had the number 32 going on.

32 = America.  Americans.  The United States.  Love of country.

Read Full Post »

Grimsvotn eruption 21 May 2011

21 May 2011 Last updated at 19:26 ET

Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say.

The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004.

In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused weeks of air travel chaos across Europe.

Officials say the latest eruption is unlikely to cause similar problems, although a flight ban has been imposed around the area.

Volcanic eruptions are common in Iceland, which lies along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that divides the Eurasian and North American continental plates.

Icelandic Meteorological Office geologist Hjorleifur Sveinbjornsson told Reuters that Grimsvotn had thrown a plume of white smoke about 15km (nine miles) into the air.

“It can be a big eruption, but it is unlikely to be like last year,” he added.

Iceland’s Isavia airport authority said a flight ban of 120 nautical miles had been imposed around the area.

Ash monitored

Click to play
 

 

Glaciologist Matthew Roberts: the eruption “shouldn’t have any far-reaching effects”

“We close the area until we know better how the ash is going to work,” she spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmundsdottir.

Domestic airline Icelandair said no traffic had been affected.

“We do not expect the Grimsvotn eruption to affect air traffic to and from the country in any way,” said communications director Gudjon Arngrimsson.

Last year’s outpouring of ash from Eyjafjallajokull led to the largest closure of European airspace since World War II.

About 10 million travellers were affected and some questioned whether the shutdown was an over-reaction.

However, a scientific study published last month said the safety concerns had been well founded.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Iceland said ash particles from the early part of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption were especially abrasive, posing a possible threat to aircraft.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13487858

—————————————————————————————

Iceland was born on June 17th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_republic_referendum,_1944

June 17th, 1944

June 17th

6 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = Iceland’s personal year (from June 17th, 2010 to June 16th, 2011) = In the news.  Photos.

Read Full Post »

10:39 AM, May 11, 2011

You may have seen them in the Triad, across North Carolina, and throughout the United States.  Billboards stating that the end of the world in May 21, 2011.

 It’s part of a world-wide publicity blitz by a broadcast ministry called Family Radio, based in Oakland, Calif. The short version: Founder Harold Camping believes through a complex set of numerological calculations, one can date the creation of the world, Noah’s flood and other events described in the Bible, then extrapolate when the Bible “guarantees” the world will end.

Camping contends that God warned Noah that global judgment would occur in seven days. From that he concludes that this refers not only to the Genesis account of the flood but also another day of judgment seven “days” (millennia) later. And to top it off, he concludes that this decree can be dated back exactly 7,000 years from May 21 (based on the Hebrew calendar.)

“The Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment, which will come on the last day of the Day of Judgment,” said his website.

It should be noted that there is a long history of people predicting the end of the world unsuccessfully – Camping himself in 1994, which he attributed to a miscalculation.

One medieval sect confidently expected the world’s end in 1260.

Then there was the “Great Disappointment” when people in the early Adventist movement expected the Second Coming on specific dates in the 1840s and were not obliged.

Some doomsday sects have arisen in recent years, citing biblical or other religious sources. Camping’s May 21, 2011, date has to share space on the doomsday calendar with others’ predictions of a 2012 apocalypse, based on some calculations involving the Mayan calendar.

Family Radio spokesman Michael Garcia acknowledged in an interview that reaction to his group’s media blitz has been largely negative. “The majority are a bit upset,” he said. But he contended that people should react with repentance the way that the people of ancient Nineveh did in a biblical story in which the prophet Jonah predicted doom in 40 days.

Their attitude wasn’t ‘Come on, (what will you do on) the 41st day and the 42nd day, when you’re wrong?'” he said.

What about the Bible verse in which Jesus says that no one will know the day and hour of his second coming? Even most of those who believe the Bible predicts the end in detail won’t predict a specific date.

Camping’s website, however, says the few that are saved can discern the end through special divine insight. The majority in spiritual darkness can’t, he argues, and he includes those in churches in that indictment.

When Garcia was asked about the amount of dollars the group paid for the ads, and where it got its money.

“That’s not going to be information I’ll be able to release to the public,” Garcia said.

1,200 billboards nation-wide and 2,000 more in dozens of foreign countries, in addition to other media and people passing out the information by hand. A Boston Herald
report estimates the billboard campaign costs at least $3 million.

Christians across the theological spectrum see little merit in the prediction.

“Harold Camping has already taken us through this before,” said Russell Moore, a dean at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“From a standpoint of Christian orthodoxy the claim is ridiculous,” he added. “If Jesus claims not to know the time of his coming, I find it odd that Harold Camping would know. Rather than speculating about particular days or seasons, we should be always ready for the coming of Christ.”

Susan Garrett, professor of New Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, said Camping’s complex numerology comes from a “pick-and-choose reading of the Scriptures” rather than seeing each biblical book in its own context. She argued that many numbers in prophetic books are “entirely symbolic” rather than codes for future events.

“There are plenty of Christians who don’t really concern themselves with such predictions, who affirm that Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead, but don’t claim to know how and when,” she added. “Their emphasis is more on living in readiness.” 

from:  http://www.digtriad.com/news/watercooler/article/175037/176/Christian-Radio-Billboard-Predicts-End-Of-World-In-10-Days

—————————————————————————————-

Harold Egbert Camping was born on July 19th, 1921 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping

July 19th, 1921

7 + 19 +1+9+2+1 = 39 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Promises.  Commitments.  Storytelling.  Storybook.  Myths.  Fables.  Fairytales.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Living in a dream world.  The story is only half told when one side tells it.  Promise is a bridge of words unsafe to walk across.  Seldom is any splendid story wholly true. 

—————————————————————————————-

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

Harold Egbert Camping

819634 572592 3147957      97

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 97 =  Kinda spiritual.  Insignificant.  Unimportant.  Lowly.  Mental pride.  Self-impressed.  Self-important.  Unknown.  Be humble or be humbled.  Being put in your place.  I am nothing.  Of little importance.  Overcoming intellectual pride.  You think you’re so smart.  Who do you think you are?  Nothing to lose.  When people have nothing to lose, they lose it.  Ability to laugh at yourself.  Reduced to ash.  Made to bow low before the Lord.  ”…for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 

Photobucket

—————————————————————————————-

July 19th, 1921

7 + 19 = 26 = his core number = Attention seeking.

—————————————————————————————

July 19th, 1921

July 19th

7 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 29 = his personal year (from July 19th, 2010 to July 18th, 2011) = Incompetence.

29 year + 5 (May) = 34 = his personal month (from May 19th, 2011 to June 18th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Fizzling out.

34 month + 21 (21st of the month on Saturday May 21st, 2011) = 55 = his personal day = Bad idea.  Not that bright.  Dim bulb.

—————————————————————————————- 

Unfortunately for Harold, May 21st, 2011 will come and go without incident.

Read Full Post »

Rising star: Cheyenne Woods is making a name for herself in the golfing world

2:29 PM on 20th April 2011

Tiger’s niece Cheyenne this weekend claimed her first major golfing gong, the ACC  women’s golf title at Sedgefield, North Carolina.

Shooting a three-under-par final round of 68, there is no doubt Cheyenne is following in her uncle’s footsteps.

In a post-game interview claimed she took Tiger’s advice to ‘to kick butt, to dominate like I try to do and thankfully did this weekend.’

Far from being threatened by his younger relative’s success, Tiger happily Tweeted: ‘My niece, Cheyenne, just won the ACC golf title by 7 shots!

‘That’s awesome, I’m so proud of her.’

The twenty-year-old, born in Arizona,  is the daughter of Earl Dennison Woods Jr, Tiger’s older half-brother, and was coached by her grandfather.

But despite her famous heritage, she insists she doesn’t want to rely on Tiger ‘s reputation.

She said: ‘Coming into Wake Forest (in 2008) . . . there was a lot of spotlight on me as Tiger Woods’ niece.

‘Now that I’m into college a little more, I’ve shown that I am able to play – not being known as Tiger’s niece, but I have my own game, too.

‘I feel people are starting to recognize that, and this past weekend, I think, helped a lot.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/golf/article-1378874/Tiger-Woods-niece-Cheyenne-Woods-wins-golfing-title.html#ixzz1McgWDJTe

—————————————————————————————-

Cheyenne Nicole Woods was born on July 25th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Woods

July 25th, 1990

7 + 25 +1+9+9+0 = 51 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Do the right thing.  Taking the high road.  Be honest.  Be logical.  Face facts.  A lesson lived is a lesson learned.  Be respectful.  Hitting the nail on the head.  Calling a spade a spade.  Say what you mean, and mean what you say.  Virtue is its own reward.  Give credit where credit is due.  There is no price for good advice.  Honor is better than honors. 

—————————————————————————————-

July 25th, 1990

July 25th

7 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 35 = her personal year (from July 25th, 2010 to July 24th, 2011) = Perseverance.  Stamina.  Endurance.  Hang in there.  In it for the long haul.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Cheyenne Nicole Woods

3               5         5    41

 

her true character (CN) and here primary challenge (CW) both = 35 = Perseverance.  Stamina.  Endurance.  Hang in there.  In it for the long haul.

what she must do/has to do = CD = 34 = Generating a buzz.  Striking while the iron’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.

how she obtains her heart’s desire = CS = 31 = Competition.  Competing.  Training.  Practicing.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge. 

Read Full Post »

Piotr Skut
16 May 2011 Last updated at 10:09 ET
 

A 29-year-old man has been convicted of a “horrific” sexual assault on a two-year-old girl which left her needing “extensive surgery”.

Polish national Piotr Skut carried out the attack while he was supposedly caring for the toddler at his home in Glasgow’s Townhead area last April.

He claimed the child was injured after falling against a stool but was caught after his DNA was found on her.

Judge Lady Dorrian deferred and remanded Skut in custody.

The trial at the High Court in Glasgow heard how Skut was looking after the child while her mother went shopping.

‘Horrific’ injuriesThe woman told the court how she later received a phone call from Skut, who begged her to hurry home as her daughter was bleeding.

The mum-of-two told the jury that there were no problems with her daughter before she left.

The child was rushed to the city’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children before she underwent surgery.

One medic told the court that the child’s injuries were “the most horrific ever seen”.

The jury, which unanimously convicted Skut of indecently assaulting the child to her severe injury, also heard he carried out the attack weeks after downloading a video clip showing similar abuse.

Lady Dorrian deferred sentence until next month for reports.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-13415208

—————————————————————————————-

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

Piotr Skut

79629 1232     41

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 41 = Child abuse.

Read Full Post »

5:23 pm, May 14th, 2011

Andrej Pejic is a man. He appears on the cover of the newest issue of Dossier without a shirt on. However, since he’s a pretty man who sometimes gets mistaken for a lady, bookstores are censoring the less-than-risque cover.

The folks over at Elle attended the launch party Dossier’s 7th issue, and they dug up some ridiculous dirt:

The hot topic of the night was the controversy surrounding the cover, which features the androgynous young Jean Paul Gaultier model Andrej Pejic who appears topless. Turns out newsstands (OK, we’ll name them: Barnes & Noble and Borders) are covering the image for being too risque. Little do they know they’re censoring the image of a shirtless man. Katherine Krause, Dossier’s Editor-In-Chief, says that both bookstores have been made aware of Pejic’s gender but will move forward with the censoring. What’s more, it’s Dossier’s financial responsibility to pay for the black poly bags with which their distribution people must cover the magazines.

So, not only is the mag being censored, but they have to pay for said censoring. Oh, and the censors know Andrej is a dude. Need we remind you that a crazily buff (and pretty much shirtless) Aaron Schock graces the cover of June’s Men Health? If Andrej were muscled instead of waif-like, would this be an issue? More importantly, if Andrej had a more masculine face, would this be an issue?

The last time we heard about some mainstream magazine censorship, Harps Supermarket put a “family shield” over Elton John’s Us Weekly cover. They quickly removed the shield, which reportedly only appeared in one of the chain’s 65 locations. This is a whole other level, however. From what we understand, all Borders and Barnes & Noble stores will be outfitting Dossier with black bags.

from:  http://www.styleite.com/media/andrej-pejic-dossier-cover-censored/

—————————————————————————————-

Andrej Pejic was born on August 28th, 1991 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrej_Pejic

August 28th, 1991

8 + 28 +1+9+9+1 = 56 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Ambivalent.  Delicate.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Andrej Pejic

 549 1 7 1 3             30

 

his outer personality / how he appears to others = 30 = Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe.  Stylish.  Fashion sense.  Best dressed.  Sense of style. 

   

Read Full Post »

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. He was 28.

The team announced Boogaard’s death Friday night, but gave no details.

The Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis first reported Boogaard was found dead in his home by members of his family. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office in Minnesota confirmed those details and said an autopsy was pending.

“Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual,” Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather said. “He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”

Boogaard signed a four-year, $6.5 million deal with Rangers in July and appeared in 22 games with them last season. He had a goal and an assist to go with 45 penalty minutes.

One of the most feared fighters in the league, the 6-foot-8 Boogaard missed the last 52 games of the regular season with a concussion and shoulder injury and did not play in the playoffs.

from:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/13/SP091JG17O.DTL#ixzz1MJmDfxx4

—————————————————————————————-

Members of the Wild family were hit hard Friday night when it was learned that Derek Boogaard, affectionately dubbed the “Boogey Man” during his days policing the ice at Xcel Energy Center, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by members of his family.

The New York Rangers enforcer and one of the most popular players in Wild history was 28.

Boogaard’s cause of death is unknown, but he was found at 6:10 p.m. Friday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed an autopsy would be conducted Saturday.

“I don’t know how to describe it,” said goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who sat 6 feet away from Boogaard in the Wild locker room for four years. “It’s really hard. Unreal guy. Great friend and an awesome teammate. Just a really big teddy bear. Outside the rink, he didn’t want bad for anyone.

“If you don’t know him, if you just know him by what he does on the ice, you don’t know how great he is. Smiling every day. At the rink, I don’t think he was mad at anyone ever. I just want to send my condolences to Boogey’s family.”

Boogaard, who hailed from Regina, Saskatchewan, had spent the past week in Los Angeles with his brother, Aaron, a minor league hockey player and former Wild draft pick. In a text message to the Star Tribune on Thursday, Derek Boogaard said he had just met with a public relations firm and planned to start a Twitter account.

He was excited to return to Minnesota, where he was going to be joined Friday by his other brother, Ryan, a Royal Canadian Mountie in Saskatchewan.

Boogaard also is survived by his mother, Joanne; father, Len; and younger sister, Krysten, who recently completed her senior season as a basketball player at the University of Kansas.

“Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual,” Rangers General Manager Glen Sather said in a statement. “He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”

The news was stunning. The hockey world extended an outpouring of condolences on Twitter, everybody from Bobby Ryan and Scottie Upshall to Wes Walz and Jeremy Roenick to saddened Wild employees and even Brad May, against whom Boogaard had one of his more infamous fights during the 2007 playoffs.

It demonstrated how tight the hockey community is no matter the player’s role.

“He was just a genuine guy,” said former Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster, who now plays for Edmonton. “He liked to have fun and always came to the rink looking to have a good time. We had so much respect for him. He was a guy who took care of his teammates, took care of his friends and made sure everybody was looked after.

“That’s why everybody looked up to him.”

The hard-nosed, big-bodied 6-8 bruiser with an even bigger sense of humor planned to spend his summer in Minneapolis after a trying first season in New York.

Boogaard, who signed a four-year, $6.5 million contract with the Rangers last July after five seasons with the Wild, was limited to 22 games in New York because of a serious concussion. In March, he talked about how he never had experienced anything like it. He barely could leave his West Side apartment for weeks and had to wear sunglasses outdoors because he was bothered by sunlight.

He took solace in walks around Central Park.

In a text message to the Star Tribune last month, Boogaard said: “I did not want to have the year I had for my first year. I disappointed a lot of people. So I gotta work my [butt] off this summer so I can get back to what I was doing in Minny, you know?”

In a statement, the Wild said: “Derek was a fan favorite during his five seasons with the Wild and will be greatly missed here in Minnesota and throughout the NHL. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Boogaard family during this tragic time of loss.”

Backstrom, who used to verbally joust with Boogaard as they poked fun at each other, was devastated by the news.

“He’d come to the rink always so happy,” Backstrom said. “He enjoyed the game, he enjoyed life. Even on the ice, he had such a tough role. I look at those guys, and I don’t know how they do it. But every day, he did it, and if he wasn’t the best, he was one of the best.”

In 255 games with the Wild, Boogaard had 54 fights and amassed 544 penalty minutes.

On Nov. 9, 2010, he scored his first goal since Jan. 7, 2006 — or 1,768 days — to end the longest goal drought in NHL history in a loss to Washington. In a text to the Star Tribune, Boogaard wrote, “I finally got it drilled into my head, I gotta shoot more like [Brian] Rolston!”

Boogaard was very close with former Wild forward Marian Gaborik and current Wild defenseman Brent Burns. With Burns, Boogaard became a supporter of the Defending the Blue Line Foundation.

While with the Rangers, he created “Boogaard’s Booguardians,” hosting military members and their families at all Rangers home games.

from:  http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/121813554.html

—————————————————————————————-

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

Derek Boogaard

4              7

 

the most important thing he could do = DG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

—————————————————————————————-

Derek Boogaard was born on June 23rd, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Boogaard

June 23rd, 1982

6 + 23 +1+9+8+2 = 49 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn =

—————————————————————————————-

June 23rd, 1982

June 23rd

6 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from June 23rd, 2010 to June 22nd, 2011) =

32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 23rd, 2011 to May 22nd, 2011) =

36 month + 13 (13th of the month on Friday May 13th, 2011) = 49 = his personal day =

When one’s life lesson number comes up, that’s when one gets to live/experience what one is here to live/experience.  So, unfortunately, today was his day.

Read Full Post »

Gentle giant: Robert Traylor was famous for his enormous stature, which earned him the nickname 'Tractor'

12:38 PM on 12th May 2011

  • ‘Tractor’ suffered heart attack in Puerto Rico
  • Manager pays tribute to ‘very friendly’ 6ft 8in star

Former NBA player Robert Traylor, who played seven seasons in the league and earned the nickname ‘Tractor’ due to his size, has been found dead in his apartment in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.

According to local police the 34-year-old, whose body was found yesterday afternoon, died of a heart attack.

Most recently he had been playing for the Puerto Rican team the Bayamon Cowboys, and had last been seen on court on April 26.

Gentle giant: Robert Traylor was famous for his enormous stature, which earned him the nickname ‘Tractor’

One of Traylor’s teammates, Orlando ‘Guayacan’ Santiago, told the Huffington Post that the player had recently complained of breathing difficulties.

Manager, Jose Carlos Perez added that Traylor – who was 6ft 8in tall and weighed around 300lbs for most of his professional career – had been out of the team due to injury.

 

 

‘He was a leader of the team,’ Perez said. ‘He was very, very friendly. He got along very well with everyone. The fans loved him, idolised him.’

Perez told local press that Traylor had been on the phone to his wife in Chicago when the connection was suddenly cut off. She called team officials who then checked on him.

 
Tragic loss: Traylor, who was 34, was found at his apartment in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after his wfie raised the alarmTragic loss: Traylor, who was 34, was found at his apartment in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after his wfie raised the alarm

Traylor began his basketball career playing for the University of Michigan in 1995, where he famously shattered a back board with the force of one of his slam dunk shots during a game against fellow university side Ball State.

He led the team to the National Invitation Tournament title in 1997 and was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

The Dallas Mavericks selected Traylor in the 1998 NBA Draft and traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for players Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity.

He also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Hornets, and had been playing for a team in Veracruz, Mexico, before moving to the Puerto Rican squad in March.

Traylor, who had two sons, underwent surgery for an enlarged aorta in 2006 but since then continued his career, and had played in teams in Italy and Turkey,

Away from the basketball court, Traylor was one of the players who was implicated in a scandal involving the basketball booster Ed Martin.

Martin pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2002 and told the authorities that he had lent a combined $616,000 to Traylor and other former Michigan players Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock.

Traylor eventually received three years probation.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386183/Former-NBA-player-Robert-Traylor-dead-apartment-aged-34.html#ixzz1M8rUucOe

—————————————————————————————–

Robert DeShaun “Tractor” Traylor was born on February 1st, 1977 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor_Traylor

February 1st, 1977

2 + 1 +1+9+7+7 = 27 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Initiative.  Follow through.  Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer. 

Read Full Post »

Sad: Plus size supermodel Mia Amber Davis has died at 36, a day after undergoing a routine knee surgery

9:19 AM on 12th May 2011

Actress and plus size model Mia Amber Davis has died at the age of 36.

The beautiful star reportedly underwent a routine knee surgery in Los Angeles but passed away a day later.

Tributes have been pouring in for the vivacious model who was a trailblazer in having equal opportunities for curvy women.

Mia’s husband Michael Yard told TMZ that his wife went under the knife on Monday to correct an ongoing issue on her knee which stemmed from an old college basketball injury.

Yard was in New York at the time of Davis’ surgery and said he spoke to her on Tuesday morning and she sounded normal and in good spirits.

But just hours later, Yard said he received a telephone call from Davis’ cousin to inform him that she was taking Davis to the hospital because she was feeling dizzy.

And soon after, he received another call to tell him that his wife had passed away.

Yard immediately got on a plane to Los Angeles and told TMZ that he wants answers: ‘I want to know what happened to my wife’.

The actress stood at over 6ft tall and reportedly weighed over 300 pounds but her personality and passion for helping others was said to be larger than life.

 
'Sizeism': Davis was a great advocate for fuller figure women and voiced her disdain over the prejudice larger women faced in the entertainment industry‘Sizeism’: Davis was a great advocate for fuller figure women and voiced her disdain over the prejudice larger women faced in the entertainment industry

Davis was best remembered for her role in Road Trip where she played Rhonda, the heavyset girl who seduces Kyle, played by DJ Qualls.

In 2009, Davis appeared on CNN to discuss obesity in America.

She told host Campbell Brown: ‘Sizeism is the last acceptable prejudice.. We’re targets, but yet we’re invisible everywhere else.

‘The media doesn’t showcase overweight people, overweight women are not seen in Hollywood. It’s like, why are we being targets but we’re invisible everywhere else?’

The Facebook page of Plus Model Magazine where she was creative editor-at-large posted a message about Davis’ death.

‘It is with great sorrow that we are confirming that our dear friend, and plus size model Mia Amber passed away just a short time ago.

 
Film role: Davis starred in 2000 movie Road Trip where she plays Rhonda, the heavyset girl who seduces Kyle played by DJ QuallsFilm role: Davis starred in 2000 movie Road Trip where she plays Rhonda, the heavyset girl who seduces Kyle played by DJ Qualls

‘Please send your love and prayers to the family, mom and her husband… We are deeply saddened by this tragedy’.

Davis is also best remembered for her worth with clothing outlet Ashley Stewart and for being the face of Jill Scott’s Butterfly Bra.

Plus Model Magazine Editor Madeline Jones wrote in a blog post today.

‘Mia was a super model and industry leader because it was her love for the women she represented that kept pushing her when the industry itself did not embrace her.

‘Anyone else would have given up, but Mia remained steadfast in her career, knowing that she was not just doing it for her own benefit, but for women of all ages.

‘Never one to put anyone down, Mia was about lifting up people and connecting them with others to help them on their journey and never asking for anything in return’, she added.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386050/Mia-Amber-Davis-Road-Trip-Actress-plus-size-model-dies-36.html#ixzz1M8nkoR62

—————————————————————————————-

Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.

Mia Amber Davis

1 (A is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 13 (m is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 2 (b is the 2nd letter of the alphabet) = 16

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she had the number 16 going on.

16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Mia Amber Davis

MAD

  14

 

her salvation/undoing number = AD = 14 = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Sexy.  Sex symbol.  Diet.  Petite.  Slender.  Slim.  Svelte.  Waist.  Waistband.  Abs.  Navel.  Girth.  All things in moderation (including moderation).  It takes all types.  To be able to live among people we must allow everyone to exist with their own given individuality.  Moderation and diversity is the best diet.  Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.  Portion size.  Weight loss/gain.  On a diet.  Slim down.  Plus sized.   

Read Full Post »

Photo

Hines Q&A

1. Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? Because it is a prestigious and classy reality show that the entire family can watch and it looks extremely challenging. I am always up for a good challenge and would love to see what I can do in a field completely foreign to me. Besides, if Emmitt and Jerry can do it, so can I.

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? Probably rhythm and blues, if this is such a style, but I wouldn’t really consider myself a dancer by any means.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Based on what I have seen of the show, juggling my footsteps with my posture. I would say remembering to keep my posture is most likely going to be the biggest handicap for me.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Michael Jackson. Former DWTS stars inspiration? Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? Salsa.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-hines-ward

—————————————————————————————-

Hines Ward was born on March 8th, 1976 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hines_Ward

March 8th, 1976

3 + 8 +1+9+7+6 = 34 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Generating a buzz.  Going at the right speed.  Things happen really quickly.

—————————————————————————————-

March 8th, 1976

March 8th

3 + 8 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = his personal year (from March 8th, 2011 to March 7th, 2012) = 

“Chains you grasped to change your life

 now hold you tight and cause you strife.”  [Eileen Connolly]

15 year + 5 (May) = 20 = his personal month (from May 8th, 2011 to June 7th, 2011) = Turning point.  Judges.

20 month + 14 (14th of the month on Saturday May 14th, 2011) = 34 = his personal day = Generating a buzz.

When his number (34 (March 8th, 1976 (3 + 8 +1+9+7+6 = 34)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So Saturday May 14th, 2011 is HIS day!!!

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

Kym Johnson was born on August 4th, 1976 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kym_Johnson

August 4th, 1976

8 + 4 +1+9+7+6 = 35 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Perseverance.

—————————————————————————————-

August 4th, 1976

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = her personal year (from August 4th, 2010 to August 3rd, 2011) =

“Chains you grasped to change your life

 now hold you tight and cause you strife.”  [Eileen Connolly]

15 year + 5 (May) = 20 = her personal month (from May 4th, 2011 to June 3rd, 2011) = Turning point.  Judges.

20 month + 15 (15th of the month on Sunday May 15th, 2011) = 35 = her personal day = Perseverance.  Hang in there.

When her number (35 (August 4th, 1976 (8 + 4 +1+9+7+6 = 35)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  So Sunday May 15th, 2011 is HER day!!!

—————————————————————————————–

Read Full Post »

Photo

Chelsea Q&A

1. Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? The first time I visited “DWTS,” the Jonas Brothers had invited me when they were performing as musical guests. There was such an energy backstage and I was mesmerized by the stunning costumes and skills of these incredible dancers. The producers approached me about doing the show then, but I was filming. Then throughout more seasons, I supported friends like Cody Linley and Kyle Massey and they loved every minute of it and I was again encouraged to give it a try. So I finally got the nerve to say ‘yes’ and I am beyond excited to have this experience. Life is a journey and I want to fill it with as many different adventures as I can. I want to be able to look back one day and say, “Yeah, that was me in that sexy costume… that was me being swept around the room by that handsome guy…” I know it will be a lot of hard work, but I can’t wait!

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? I was lucky enough to travel to Argentina where doing the Tango in the streets is a way of life. I think the Tango is such a sensuous dance. You almost feel like you’re watching a private moment between two people that you shouldn’t. I don’t know if it’s the the one that’s the most “me,” but I think it’s the one I’m looking forward to the most.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Nausea. I get extreme stage fright right before a curtain goes up. I’ll have to pick my wardrobe colors carefully, something that blends in with barf.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Mikhail Baryshnikov. “The Turning Point” is a favorite movie of mine and I don’t think I have ever seen anyone top his skills. Michael Jackson was truly special, too. His moves never failed to excite and entertain. As far as “Dancing with the Stars,” I was so inspired watching Kyle Massey. Ballroom dancing was completely foreign to him, but he jumped in with complete enthusiasm and ended up in the finals! Since we work together on “Fish Hooks,” I usually see him in front of a microphone with a set of headphones keeping him confined to our little sound booth, so to watch him take over that big stage was awesome. I couldn’t be more proud of him.

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? That would be all of them. Even though I love to watch the art of ballroom dance, I am not familiar with any of these styles, nor have I ever had a dance partner or done anything like this, so my pro has his work cut out for him!

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-chelsea-kane

—————————————————————————————-

Chelsea Kane was born on September 15th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Kane

September 15th, 1988

9 + 15 +1+9+8+8 = 50 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  Global.  Worldwide.  Culture.  Society.  Everyone.  We.  Symphony.  Orchestra.  Chorus.  Conductor.  Opera.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

—————————————————————————————-

September 15th, 1988

September 15th

9 + 15 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = her personal year (from September 15th, 2010 to September 14th, 2011) = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Start.  Begin.  Groundbreaking.  Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Overly enthusiastic.  Acting out of character.  Not being yourself. 

27 year + 5 (May) = 32 = her personal month (from May 15th, 2011 to June 14th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  #1.

32 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 56 = her personal day = Decisive.  Choosing.  Selection.  Decisions.  Polite.  Poise.  Composure.  Tact.  Graceful.  Congenial.  Tiebreaker. 

—————————————————————————————-

—————————————————————————————-

Mark Ballas was born on May 24th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ballas

May 24th, 1986

5 + 24 +1+9+8+6 = 53 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Straight to the point.

—————————————————————————————-

May 24th, 1986

May 24th

5 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from May 24th, 2010 to May 24th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  #1.

32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 24th, 2011 to May 24th, 2011) = Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Doing backflips.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Flip over.  Carry on your back.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle.  Overextending oneself.  Light burden’s heavy if far borne.  Have to do. 

[Numerologically, a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Maksim Chmerkovskiy was born on January 17th, 1980.  1 + 17 +1+9+8+0 = 36 = Maksim’s life lesson number.  Mark’s 36 month indicates that Maksim will be significant in Mark’s life during this month.]

36 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 59 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Monday May 23rd, 2011 until his time of birth on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = Accepting defeat.  Forcible swallowing of pride.

—————————————————————————————-

May 24th, 1986

May 24th

5 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from May 24th, 2011 to May 24th, 2012) = Defending the championship.  Regaining/retaining the title.

33 year + 5 (May) = 38 = his personal month (from May 24th, 2011 to June 24th, 2011) = Hugs.  Embracing.  Caring.  Mom.

38 month + 24 (24th of the month) = 62 = his personal day = Dealing with restrictions.  Doing what is unpopular.  Facing his fears and overcoming them.

Read Full Post »

Photo

Kirstie Q&A

1.Why do you want to be on Dancing with the Stars? It’s my gateway to Broadway, baby……or hell……time will tell.

2. Which dance style do you think is most “you” ? Latin dances… because I’m sort of a West Side Story ho at heart.

3. What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win? Learning how to dance correctly.

4. Do you have a “Dancing” hero (pro dancer? ) / Are any former DWTS stars an inspiration to you? Gene Kelly all the way- sexiest man to ever step ball change…and Edyta- hottest pair of Polish legs to step foot on U.S. soil. When I’m dancing Latin, I’m going to pretend I’m Edyta. When I’m doing the jive, I’m Lacy. I’ll be pretending I’m Cyd Charise if I’m requested to do modern dance- ooh maybe that’s on So You Think You Can Dance sorry…& when I’m waltzing… I’m a gay man in a gown.

5. Is there a particular dance/dance style that you most fear? Quick Step- it’s just a little too……quick.

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/team-kirstie-alley

—————————————————————————————-

Kirstie Alley was born on January 12th, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirstie_Alley

January 12th, 1951

1 + 12 +1+9+5+1 = 29 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn =  Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  Join forces.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert. 

—————————————————————————————-

January 12th, 1951

January 12th

1 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = her personal year (from January 12th, 2011 to January 11th, 2012) = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Miraculous.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Stay positive.  There’s always hope. 

 

17 year + 5 (May) = 22 = her personal month (from May 12th, 2011 to June 11th, 2011) = Look before you leap.  Lucky.

22 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 45 = her personal day = Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.

 

22 month+ 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 46 = her personal day = Historic.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.

—————————————————————————————–

—————————————————————————————–

Maksim Chmerkovskiy was born on January 17th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksim_Chmerkovskiy

January 17th, 1980

1 + 17 +1+9+8+0 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Doing backflips.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Flip over.  Carry on your back.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle.  Overextending oneself.  Light burden’s heavy if far borne.  Have to do. 

—————————————————————————————-

January 17th, 1980

January 17th

1 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 22 = his personal year (from January 17th, 2011 to January 16th, 2012) = Look before you leap.  Lucky.

22 year + 5 (May) = 27 = his personal month (from May 17th, 2011 to June 16th, 2011) = Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Start.  Begin.  Groundbreaking.  Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Overly enthusiastic.  Acting out of character.  Not being yourself. 

27 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Monday May 23rd, 2011) = 50 = his personal day = Chelsea Kane.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  Global.  Worldwide.  Culture.  Society.  Everyone.  We.  Symphony.  Orchestra.  Chorus.  Conductor.  Opera.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

[Numerologically, a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Chelsea Kane was born on September 15th, 1988.  9 + 15 +1+9+8+8 = 50.  Maksim’s 50 day indicates that Chelsea will be of significance to Maksim on Monday May 23rd, 2011.]

27 month + 24 (24th of the month on Tuesday May 24th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Reputation.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Laws.  Rules.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Voting.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Counting. 

Read Full Post »

6:36 pm, May 9th, 2011

You knew the Utah Jazz’ Andrei Kirilenko had some crazy hair, and today we learned that he’ll put some unusual things on his body himself, too. Kirilenko apparently decided to get a back tattoo recently, and it seems that when he decided to go for something, he really goes for it. As in, this:

Now, as far as we know, there’s no unwritten rule that to truly be considered a back tat, the tat must take up almost the entire back region, but in case there is…Kirilenko’s covered. Literally. That’s his World of Warcraft character. (His character is the one riding the massive dragon.)

Anyway, here’s another picture. We really hope Kirilenko likes the way this turned out.

from:  http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/andrei-kirilenko-back-tattoo-photos/

—————————————————————————————-

Andrei Kirilenko was born on February 18th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Kirilenko

Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 36 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th letter of the first name.

February 18th, 1981    Andrei Kirilenko

18 (born on the 18th of the month) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 36

So from ages 27 to 36 he has the numbers 18 and 36 going on.

18 = Active imagination.  Art.

36 = Shoulders.  Back.

Read Full Post »

May 9th, 2011

This morning the Daily Mail reports that Pippa is planning to use her new-found fame to start her own party planning business.

According to the paper a friend said: “She is really buoyed by her success and is hoping to start her own party planning business.”

The source also said that Pippa’s aim is to get into event organising, commenting that Pippa will be able to use her new royal contacts to help drum up business.

from:  http://pippa-middleton.co.uk/category/pippa-middleton-rumours/

—————————————————————————————-

She may have been a bridesmaid at the Royal Wedding, but Pippa Middleton is clearly not cut out to play second fiddle for long.

Her dazzling appearance on William and Kate’s big day has brought the 27-year-old an army of fans and dozens of online ‘appreciation’ sites.

And now it seems she intends to capitalise on her new public profile – by starting her own party planning business.

A friend said: ‘She is really buoyed by her success and is hoping to start her own party planning business.’

After leaving college, Miss Middleton set up an online magazine, Party Times, on the back of the family business.

The source said: ‘Her aim is to branch out into organising events. I am sure she’ll be able to use new-found royal contacts to drum up business.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1384991/Pippa-Middleton-sets-sights-making-splash-business.html#ixzz1Lq0iiAWn

—————————————————————————————-

Pippa Middleton was born on September 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Middleton

September 6th, 1983

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Pippa madness.  Crazy about Pippa.

18 year + 5 (May) = 23 = her personal month (from May 6th, 2011 to June 5th, 2011) = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Small businessperson.  Being your own boss.

With mathematical precision her 23 month arrives, and now the focus for her this month is on starting her own business.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

Read Full Post »

May 8th, 2011

This morning the Daily Star reports that Pippa may join sister Kate on her trip to California in June.

The paper is suggesting that Kate wants Pippa to be her senior lady-in-waiting during the trip.

A source close to the sisters told The Star that the tour will be daunting for Kate, so she wants somebody she can trust riding shotgun.

It is a lady-in-waiting’s job to collect gifts and flowers during walkabouts, and to be up to date with all the facts on people the couple are going to meet.

A palace aide warned that Kate may need somebody with more experience.  Plus, because Pippa is famous in her own right now, it could be a bit distracting.

from:  http://pippa-middleton.co.uk/category/pippa-middleton-rumours/

—————————————————————————————-

PRINCE WILLIAM’s new bride Kate Middleton has asked sister Pippa Middleton to be her Hollywood co-star on the VIP tour of the decade.

Kate Middleton wants little sis Pippa to be her senior lady-in-waiting when she and Prince Williamvisit California in June.

Pippa, 27, has become a huge worldwide star since her appearance at Kate and William’s wedding last week.

“It is a daunting tour for Kate and she wants someone she trusts at her side riding shotgun,” confided one familyfriend.

“Someone who can really look out for her – and also tell her to come off her high horse if she gets a bit grand from red carpet fever.”

Pippa is understood to be discussing the 12-day tour of Canadaand the USA with palace aides, her family and her party planner employers Table Talk.

“It is a very big commitment for Pippa too,” said one aide.

“There’s no salary to go with the duties but she will instantly become a public figure with responsibilities and duties to the Royal Family.”

Kate, 29, is assembling a team of aides for the tour.

The royal couple are said to be keen to avoid any accusations of extravagance.

But Kate will need a dresser and stylist to co-ordinate up to three different outfits a day.

She will shareWilliam’s private secretary but is looking for a PA of her own.

And Kate is in discussions over whether she needs to take a hair and make-up expert.

An aide said: “Pippa’s job is to make sure all these elements work together – the right outfits in the right city on the right day.

“Ladies-in-waiting collect all the flowers and gifts from walk-abouts and have to be up to date with facts on all the people their royal boss is likely to meet,” explained one former Palace worker.

But a Palace aide warned: “She really needs someone with more experience.

“It might be that Pippa is so famous in her own right now that she could be a bit distracting.”

from:  http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/189868/Pippa-Middleton-on-tour/

—————————————————————————————-

 Prince William and Kate Middleton are coming to California for their first official visit on July 8. What does the royal couple have planned for the big trip?

Wherever they decide to go, one thing will remain certain: fans will follow.

“Wherever they go, it’s going to be more traffic and more security and the locals aren’t going to be thrilled with that,” said Jeff Aberbach, a government employee who lives in the Sacramento area. “But it will give people something to look at. It’s a nice way to break the summer doldrums, having a future king and queen of England visit us.”

Hundreds of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square to watch the royal wedding on a giant television screen, and even more people crammed into Ye Old King’s Head British pub in Santa Monica to watch the ceremony while enjoying a nice English breakfast. Fans also met near Cinderella’s castle in Disney World, Fla., to watch the royal exchange of vows.

Royal visits create traffic jams, and California Highway Patrol could be called on to try to help keep the roads clear.

It will be Kate’s first visit to the United States and William’s first official visit. There are still no official reports of what the couple will be doing during their three-day stay.

“No matter where they venture in California, the royal visit will create a global postcard for the Golden State,” Caroline Beteta, president of the California Travel and Tourism Commission, said.

William’s father, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, although lesser celebs in the U.S., still caused quite a stir when they visited the San Francisco Bay area in 2005, mingling with Americans while visiting farmers’ markets.

William’s mother, Princess Diana, was a giant hit during her visit in the 1980s, charming people everywhere she went.

During Queen Elizabeth II‘s trip in 1983, she stopped in San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Francisco. During an earlier visit, she even watched movies being made at Universal Studios.

A possible destination could be Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica, where the royal couple’s friend David Beckham stops by for lunch. The Liverpool native who owns the place said their visit would pull out all the stops.

“Our girls would all love to wait on Prince William,” he said. “They quite fancy him.”

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20060568-10391698.html

—————————————————————————————–

Pippa Middleton was born on September 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Middleton

September 6th, 1983

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Pippa madness.  Crazy about Pippa.

18 year + 6 (June) = 24 = her personal month (from June 6th, 2011 to July 5th, 2011) = Taking charge.

18 year + 7 (July) = 25 = her personal month (from July 6th, 2011 to August 5th, 2011) = Adventure.  Excitement.  On the go.

25 month + 9 (9th of the month on Saturday July 9th, 2011) = 34 = her personal day = Generating a buzz.  Smokin’ hot.  Red hot.

Read Full Post »

Caste council meeting (file photo)
5 May 2011 Last updated at 08:25 ET
 

Police in India say they have arrested eight people for stoning to death a young couple who had a love affair which met with their disapproval.

The accused include the parents of the murdered woman, who died alongside her lover. He came from a lower social group in Uttar Pradesh state.

There have been many cases in India where people have been killed for defying tradition and family honour.

Often these crimes are endorsed, or even encouraged, by village elders.

In the latest instance, police believe that Rajiv Verma and his girlfriend Renu Pal were stoned to death by a mob of about 200 people, including many of the girl’s relatives.

The officer in charge of the investigation told the BBC that Renu’s mother was suspected of playing a leading role in the killings.

The couple were murdered apparently because of the mob’s “shame” that Renu, a student, should fall in love with her teacher, who came from a lower social group or caste.

The police said that community leaders had warned the couple to break off their relationship, but three days before their deaths, they ran off together.

Last month India’s Supreme Court warned senior officials that they could be prosecuted if they failed to prevent such killings from taking place.

It said that in some cases village councils had encouraged or even ordered the deaths.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13294863

—————————————————————————————-

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

Rajiv Verma

91194 45941       47

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn =  47 = Everybody knows your name.

—————————————————————————————-

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

Renu Pal

9        13

 

how she lost her heart’s desire = RL = 93 = Worst case scenario.

what she mustn’t do = RA = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Read Full Post »

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (R) embraces Ecuadorean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patino
7 May 2011 Last updated at 23:57 ET
 

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has won a referendum on a wide range of reforms, according to the country’s National Election Council.

An early count showed voters had backed him on all 10 referendum questions, which ranged from banning bullfighting to judicial and media reform.

Opposition politicians say the reforms are an attempt by President Correa to increase his power.

Analysts say that the results will be a boost to Mr Correa.

The national election council said its first “quick” sample count showed the president was ahead on all 10 questions by a range of 51-57% in what has been seen as essentially a vote of confidence on the 48-year-old leader who has governed since 2007.

President Correa declared victory after two separate polls indicated a large margin of voters had voted in favour of the reforms.

“Today, we made an important step toward peace, democracy and a new motherland,” he said after the first results came out.

“The truth and the Ecuadorean people have been the winners in this.”

Opposition politicians had argued that some of the more controversial proposals, such as giving the president more of a say over judicial appointments, constituted a power grab.

While casting his vote, President Correa dismissed the opposition’s concerns.

“They’ve been saying it’s totalitarian… [a word] used for a state in which things are done by force. We’re doing this democratically,” he said.

Analysts say that an overwhelming yes vote would improve President Correa’s standing ahead of presidential elections in 2013, for which he could stand for a third time.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13325112

—————————————————————————————-

The brother and opponent of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa appealed for a tolerant attitude rather than a hard line against political foes after the government’s apparent comfortable victory in a referendum.

Correa already has been cast as an autocrat by opponents after four years as president but Saturday’s vote looked set to endorse 10 reforms giving the executive greater control over the judiciary and media.

“They didn’t thrash us as they said, by four to one,” older brother Fabricio Correa told Reuters. “The goal was always to tell the president ‘You have to be tolerant, you have to listen … to those of us who think differently.'”

Initial results showed the president ahead in all of the referendum’s questions by between 51 and 57 percent.

“It’s indisputable he won,” Fabricio said.

Previously close political allies, the brothers parted ways in 2009 when Fabricio was fingered in corruption accusations involving state contracts.

They may now run against each other in a presidential election due for 2013 in the Andean OPEC member nation. But Fabricio said it was important to bring politics back from its polarized state.

“We’re not your enemy. We love you, even though you insult us,” he said of his brother.

Despite such words, Correa’s opponents, including Fabricio, portrayed the referendum during the campaign as a crude ruse by the president to win more power for the executive.

A wealthy businessman, Fabricio won media prominence during the campaign with a video dubbed “This time no, bro’.”

“Now that you’re president, you control the field, you control the ball. It wouldn’t be good if you controlled the judges. You ought to play clean,” he said in the video, wearing a soccer goalkeeper’s outfit.

Like his ally Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, Correa is a fervent critic of U.S. “imperialism” and tries to maximize state revenues from energy and mineral resources to boost social projects. That has helped keep Correa popular.

“We don’t deny that Rafael has made some right moves regarding social spending,” Fabricio said. “But there’s a lot of corruption and inefficiency.”

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/08/us-ecuador-referendum-fabricio-idUSTRE74708Y20110508

—————————————————————————————-

Rafael Correa was born on April 6th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Correa

April 6th, 1963

April 6th

4 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = his personal year (from April 6th, 2011 to April 5th, 2012) = Tolerance.

14 year + 5 (May) = 19 = his personal month (from May 6th, 2011 to June 5th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 26 = his personal day = In the news.

Read Full Post »

May 7, 2011 11:46 p.m. EDT

Under clear, blue skies, a ship dedicated to fallen Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy was christened Saturday by his mother, Maureen, at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine.

“I feel not only Michael’s presence, but that ship embodies the spirits of Michael and his teammates,” Murphy’s father, Daniel, told CNN.

Following tradition, Murphy’s mother cracked a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Michael Murphy.

“Happy Birthday, son!” Murphy’s mom said on what would have been her son’s 35th birthday. His life was cut short in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005.

Dr. Josh Appel, an Air Force Reserve flight surgeon, helped retrieve Murphy’s body after a firefight that claimed the lives of 18 other troops, including 2 SEALs from Murphy’s team.

Appel called the christening “a symbolic gesture that brings Michael’s spirit into the ship.”

Murphy’s team — on a mission to go after a Taliban leader — was ambushed when the troops were outnumbered by Taliban fighters. Murphy was honored for his courage by running into a clearing to call for help despite exposing himself to enemy fire. He was hit with two bullets in his back, but continued to seek help on the call. His final words to his command belied the deadly attack under way: “Thank you,” he said.

“We can never repay, but must never ever forget,” said Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in front of more than 2,000 people at the shipyard.

The ship’s dedication comes during a week of honors for Navy SEALs. Members of the elite special ops force killed Osama bin Laden during a 38-minute operation early Monday in Pakistan.

“You’re going to have good days. You’re going to have bad days,” Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli told CNN. “What we’re trying to do is defend freedom and follow out the president’s orders. That’s what we’re all about.”

The destroyer will be moved to a dry dock for several months while workers put the final touches on it. The lettering on the stern of the ship doesn’t need any more work. It says, “Michael Murphy,” but among its admirers, it’s already being called “the Murph.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/07/maine.ship.christened/

—————————————————————————————-

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

Michael Murphy

4                    7

 

how he obtained his heart’s desire = MY = 47 = Famous.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

Read Full Post »

Sun, 08 May 2011 3:26p.m.

Here’s the referee now….AND THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION…MANNY ‘THE PACMAN’ PACQUIAO. No doubt about it really, he did what he had to do. 
 
Round 12 – FINAL ROUND! Pacquiao well ahead at the moment. The chant goes up for the Pacman. He comes over the top with a left but misses. Mosley just holding on really.  Big left from the Pacman..and again! That’s it the fight is over…Pacquiao looks a little disappointed… but he should win easily..The fighters go to each others corner to thank the respective trainers…Decision coming….
 
Round 11 – Crowd out of their seats! Pacquiao on the rampage…He is all over him here…nice left goes through Mosley’s defence… Manny just stalks him the rest of the round landing punches at will..He is dancing round the ring, fresh as a daisy.
 
Round 10 – Manny comes out aggressive this round..but it’s Mosley with the knock down, Manny wasn’t happy that was called a knock down, a massive smile on his face. He comes out swinging after that, he’s hit a new level I think he[‘s a bit angry! Manny throwing punches left right and centre…. Replays show that Mosley stepped on his foot, it shouldn’t have been a knock down.
 
Round 9 – Mosley’s trainer telling him to be aggressive, let’s see it…The MGM Grand crowd really want Manny to go for it…Mosley keeping him at bay with his left glove..Pacman works a couple of combos, solid, then works the body…All the offensive coming from Manny there, Mosley just can’t counter his speed.
 
Round 8 – Shane will need to take some chances here if he’s gunna have a chance in this fight…He does and gets Manny with an uppercut, Manny on the counter though…tit for tat this round. Crowd willing Manny to go for the jugular. 
 
Round 7 – Manny keeping his defence very high, not giving Shane anything… Catches Mosley with a stiff uppercut… Then counter attacks with a quick left-right. Pacman goes through the middle with another stiff right, solid, crowd boo the end of the round..is that cos Shane is running around a bit?
 
Round 6 – Pacman stalking his opponent once more…Manny throwing a few big ones with those yellow gloves but not landing them at present. With 30 seconds to go in the round Pacquiao winds up and nearly connects with a massive right, just couldn’t get the reach. Mosley said pre fight…’I just don’t know how he can beat me’…We’ll see Shane… 
 
Round 5 – Check out the video for the latest action.Manny works the body this round, fairly quiet so far in comparison to the last few.  Mosley sucking it up after a torrid time early. Pacquiao continues his approach of advancing in on his toes.
 
Round 4 – Manny on top here, the big show…Mosley goes to the floor but it’s not a knock down, he has a wry smile. Mosley comes back with a solid right, that’s it Sugar Shane! Manny’s round but Shane got a few good punches in there.
 
Round 3 – Check out the video form the opening encounters. Nice right from Mosley catches Manny. The Pacman attempting to throw a few overhead rights. BOOM! He’s floored him Mosely goes down to a Pacquiao left hand, we’ve seen that before. Manny just stalking him around the ring…That’s more like showtime from the Filipino.  
 
Round 2 – Manny starts to work a few combos, trying to work the body. Crowd riding every punch at the moment. Nice little combo from Mosley also. Pacman starts to get into his work at the latter stages of the round…the chant goes up from the crowd..Manny…Manny…Very respectful fight so far, both boxers touching gloves after each round ends. 
 
Round 1 – Pacquiao in the yellow gloves and both boxers are just feeling each other out in this first round. Manny looked very confident in the introductions, all smiles from the congressman. Mosley goes for a big right, blocked by Pacquiao. Even first round, not a lot of action really. Just getting used to things.
 
4:00pm – The welterweight championship is on the line, it’s the one you’ve all been waiting for… Boxers being introduced to the massive crowd now…Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.
 
3:59pm – The crowd chant…MANNY…MANNY!
 
3:58pm – A few rules…no standing eight count, no three knock down rule and can’t be saved by the bell.
 
3:54pm – Here he comes the big man, Manny Pacquiao enters the ring at the MGM Grand Casino. Shane Mosley entered and looked impressive but Pacquiao is just all class.
 
 
—————————————————————————————-
 
Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao
 
December 17th, 1978
 
December 17th
 
12 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from December 17th, 2010 to December 16th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Champion.
 
 
32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 17th, 2011 to May 16th, 2011) = Crushing.
 
 
36 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 43 = his personal day = Celebrating.
 
 
—————————————————————————————-
 
Shane Mosley was born on September 7th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Mosley
 
September 7th, 1971
 
September 7th
 
9 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 19 = his personal year (from September 7th, 2010 to September 6th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.
 
 
19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 7th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011) = Dominated.
 
 
24 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 31 = his personal day = Competitor. 
 

Read Full Post »

17 March 2011 Last updated at 09:29 ET

A US shallow diver has broken his own world record by swan-diving 36ft (11m) into a paddling pool containing just 12in (30.5cm) of water.

Darren Taylor, also known as Professor Splash, dived into a pool of near-freezing water in Trondheim, Norway, making the jump his 13th Guinness certified record.

Mr Taylor, who is from Colorado in the US, has 25 years’ professional high-diving experience and works as a stunt diver.

story from and video at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12773427

—————————————————————————————-

Darren Taylor is the talent behind Professor Splash. Taylor, who hails from the great state of Colorado, has more than 25 years of professional high diving experience. He has traveled the world breaking world records and entertaining millions.

Taylor holds eight world records in five countries (Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, and the US) and is considered the greatest stunt diver in the world! He is the only diver that has mastered the art of shallow water diving.

Professor Splash has received wide spread acclaim for his unique talent. He has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he broke his own world record and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and numerous other publications. He is currently on record in both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s 2009 Edition.

from:  http://www.professorsplash.com/about

—————————————————————————————-

Darren Taylor was born on March 8th, 1961 according to Darren Taylor

March 8th, 1961

3 + 8 +1+9+6+1 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Bold.  Daring.  Heroic.  Survivor.  Possibilities.  Overcoming obstacles.  Personal power.  Willpower.  Powerful.  Unstoppable.  Fearlessness.  Weightlifting.  Strongman.  Where there’s a will there’s a way.  Making the impossible possible.  Nothing is impossible.  Fortune favors the bold.  Only the strong survive.  Flexing your muscles. 

—————————————————————————————-

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

Darren Taylor

4             7

 

how he appears to the world = DY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

—————————————————————————————–

Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the first three letters of the name.

March 8th, 1961     Darren Taylor

3 (March) + 4 (D is the 4th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 26

So from ages zero to twenty-seven he had the numbers 3 (March), 23 (sum of the first three letters), and 26 (3+23=26) going on.

3 = Self-expression.

23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Athletic.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity. 

26 = Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.

—————————————————————————————–

Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.

March 8th, 1961   Darren Taylor

8 (born on the 8th of the month) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) = 45

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he has the number 8 (born on the 8th of the month) , 37 (sum of the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name), and 45 (8+37=45) going on.

8 = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.  Regimented.  Having a strong foundation.  Climbing to the top of the mountain.  Elevation in status.    

37 = Hydrophilic.  Swimming.  Diving.  Water.  Splash. 

45 =  Intense.  Hardcore.  Focused.  Unflinching.  True grit.  Self-mastery.  Maximum effort.  Giving it your all.  Giving 110%. 

Read Full Post »

Seve Ballesteros lifts the Claret Jug

Saturday, 7 May 2011 07:14 UK

Seve Ballesteros, one of golf’s most gifted and charismatic players, has died after a long battle with cancer.

The 54-year-old passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ballesteros was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after losing consciousness at Madrid Airport.

The five-time major winner had four operations to remove the tumour as well as undergoing chemotherapy.

In a statement, the Ballesteros family expressed gratitude for the “support and gestures of love” they had received and asked for “respect and privacy at such a painful time”.

Click to play
 


Seve’s fight for life – Inside Sport special (2009)

Ballesteros, who claimed 87 titles over his career, won the Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988 and became the first European to win the Augusta Masters in 1980, repeating the feat in 1983.

He also enjoyed a successful Ryder Cup career as both player and captain – playing in eight Ryder Cups and winning 20 points from 37 matches before guiding Europe to victory over the United States at Valderrama in 1997.

But it was his daring and flamboyant style that made Ballesteros special, transforming the image of golf and bringing a whole new audience to the sport.

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter said: “No golfer did more to popularise the game in Europe than Seve Ballesteros.

Continue reading the main story

He was a fighter – feisty, skilful, cheeky and loveable. When Seve was in a good mood the world was happy

Peter Alliss BBC golf commentator

“He played a fearless, exciting and charismatic brand of the game. It thrilled sport fans all over the world.”

“It’s a sad day,” world number one Lee Westwood said on Twitter. “Lost an inspiration, genius, role-model, hero and friend. Seve made European golf what it is today. RIP Seve.”

Ballesteros’ fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia added: “He was a game-changer. To come from where he did and do what he did was amazing.”

The European Tour will mark the loss of one of its most iconic talents with a minute’s silence during Saturday’s third round of the Spanish Open.

The flags at Real Club de Golf El Prat will be flown at half-mast, while the players will wear black ribbons.

Tennis star Rafael Nadal described Ballesteros as a “reference point” for Spanish athletes.

“He’s one of the greats of this country without a doubt,” he said.

BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss added: “He was a fighter – feisty, skilful, cheeky and loveable.

Click to play

 

Golf great Ballesteros dies at 54

“He had hair as black as raven’s wing, a wonderful set of teeth and a lovely smile. When Seve was in a good mood the world was happy. I will always remember that smile.

“He had a very sad end but I will remember all the good things.”

Ballesteros sprang to prominence as a 19-year-old, finishing second to Johnny Miller at the 1976 Open and becoming the youngest winner of the Claret Jug three years later.

His final round of 70 featured an astonishing recovery shot from a car park to set up a birdie at the 16th hole.

He became the youngest winner of the Masters at the age of 23 in 1980 and made his Ryder Cup debut later that year.

Ballesteros topped golf’s world rankings for 61 weeks between 1986 and 1989 and won the World Match Play Championship five times, equalling Gary Player’s record.

IAIN CARTER BLOG

Continue reading the main story

There were so many defining characteristics, especially when he was in his pomp. Ballesteros brought a dashing athleticism to a game that at the time was rarely associated with such qualities

Read Iain’s blog

With his game starting to decline because of back problems, Ballesteros won the last of his record 50 European Tour titles in 1995.

And although he continued playing intermittently until 2007, he was generally a pale imitation of his former self and rarely featured on leaderboards.

Ballesteros appeared in public for the first time following the surgery in May 2009 when he went to watch his local football team Racing Santander and was given a standing ovation.

In December 2009 he appeared on television to receive the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Personality of the Year event from his former Ryder Cup partner – and now captain – Jose Maria Olazabal.

He had called his battle against the tumour the “hardest challenge of my life.”

 
—————————————————————————————-
 
Seve Ballesteros was born on April 9th, 1957 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seve_Ballesteros
 
April 9th, 1957
 
April 9th
 
4 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = his personal year (from April 9th, 2011 to April 8th, 2012) = Health issues.
 
 

Read Full Post »

May 6th, 2011

Reviews can make or break a movie. As much as people bash film critics, claiming they “don’t listen to reviews anyway”, people will still flock to a movie depending on the word of mouth given. Thor is a movie that has been blessed with extremely positive reviews ever since it premiered overseas a few weeks ago, but sometimes even extremely positive reviews can hurt a movie. A great example is last year’s Inception and the way critics gushed over it. When reading reviews in the weeks leading up to it, you would have thought the film was the Second Coming. I read reviews that said it was “too special to describe” and “something we have never seen before” and while I did like Inception immensely, I was just a little let down because all of the positive word of mouth had built my expectations up to such a degree that the movie would never, ever live up to it.

I was worried that the same would happen with Thor, thinking that my expectations were so high that there was no way the movie could possible deliver. I was wrong.

As a comic book adaptation and as a movie in general, Thor delivers in every way possible. It works on an action level, character level, comedy level, and especially on a performance level. Though it’s just a summer popcorn movie, it kicks off the summer movie season in grand fashion and all subsequent comic book movies this year have a lot to live up to.

I want to stay as spoiler free as possible, but in short, Thor is the story of the Asgardian warrior banished to Earth to learn humility. The action switches back and forth between Earth and Asgard at a brisk pace, covering Thor’s story as he tries to make his way back home and also showing Asgard and the shenanigans being caused by his brother, Loki. One thing that surprised me so much about Thor was the relationship between Thor and Loki, as it really is the heart of the movie. You really feel that Thor trusts and loves his brother, while Loki’s feelings on Thor are made clear over time. One thing that makes their relationship so strong is the performances by Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, who both give their characters plenty of depth and humanity. I would say that Tom Hiddleston steals the movie as Loki, but Chris Hemsworth keeps right up with him through the movie, proving this movie is quite the coming out party for both young actors.

As for Loki, I have to say that he’s my favorite Marvel villain yet (Red Skull could top him, but we’ll see). Tom Hiddleston makes Loki a very sympathetic villain, and at times you find yourself kind of rooting for him because you can see where his motivations are coming from. As for Thor, well he really is the main focus of the movie. Thor could have been a very unsympathetic character at first, but he is always kept likable and human and you can’t help but root for him the whole movie.

One thing about this that worried many fans was the comedic aspect, but that worked for the most part. Most of the comedy is delivered by Thor himself, and Kat Dennings, who is mostly there for comic relief but thankfully she isn’t as annoying as she could have been.

As for the supporting cast, well I can’t really pick out a weak link. Many times with a comic book movie, fans will complain that a certain character is in the movie but has little to do, and Thor fixes that problem. Many classic comic book characters are in this movie and all have a role to perform and all contribute to the plot at one point. All of the actors are spot on, especially Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, and Natalie Portman.

There are a few Easter eggs thrown in, and all of them work. After Iron Man 2 I was worried that this movie would be just another Avengers prequel, but thankfully it’s more of a standalone movie while also planting seeds for future films. Jeremy Renner’s cameo as Hawkeye was fun to see and really made me want to see what he’s going to do in The Avengers. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until next year to see more of Hawkeye in action.

So overall, Thor is another big success for Marvel. One thing that works for it is that it’s vastly different from any other superhero movie we’ve seen before. While it isn’t groundbreaking like The Dark Knight, its enough of a departure to be something fresh, new, and exciting. It moves along at a steady pace and is never boring. The action is solid but the story and relationship between the characters is what keeps you watching. Director Kenneth Branaugh made his reputation on directing Shakespeare adaptations, and he translates the same sense of epic scale and character drama to this movie. So I give Thor 5/5 and it’s definitely kicking the summer off on the right foot.

 
 
—————————————————————————————-
 
Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hemsworth
 
August 11th, 1983
 
11 +1+9+8+3 = 32 = his “secret” number = Blockbuster.
 
 
 

Read Full Post »

April 03, 2011

If you could do it all over again, what would you be when you grow up? Richard Polsky asked himself that question as he was nearing his 50th birthday. Sure, he was a successful art dealer and author, but Polsky decided it was time to chase an old childhood dream: He wanted to hunt for dinosaurs.

He set off for the Badlands of South Dakota to search for fossils. The people he met and the prehistoric discoveries he made are all part of his new book, Boneheads: My Search for T. Rex. The title, Polsky tells NPR’s David Greene, was inspired by a pair of eccentric dinosaur bone hunting twins, Stan and Steve Sacrison. “There have been approximately 45 T. rexs found in the history of the world,” Polsky explains, and the Sacrisons have found three of them. “They’re known in the trade as ‘The Bonehead Brothers’ because they’re goofballs.”

It took some time for the veteran fossil hunters to warm up to Polsky. In the book, he recounts an early exchange he had with Steve Sacrison. “You think you’ve got what it takes to find a T. rex?” Sacrison asked. “Let me tell you: It’s not that easy. You’re not going to find anything. You people come out here from parts unknown and think you can take our dinosaurs.”

Not exactly a warm welcome, but Polsky says he can understand their ambivalence about his tagging along on the digs. “We’re talking about commercial dinosaur hunters,” Polsky explains, “these are not professors with Ph.D.s at big universities. These are guys that survive by their wits and in order to find dinosaurs, you have to go out on land that belongs to private ranchers … they’re not keen about giving you their secrets — letting you know their locations where their dinosaurs are.”

It doesn’t help that most people are fairly ignorant about what it’s actually like to be a fossil hunter — thanks, in large part, to Jurassic Park. In the movies, paleontologists stumble onto a bone, and after brushing off a little sand, reveal a beautiful, a perfectly in-tact dinosaur skeleton. “It’s not like that,” Polsky says.

from:  http://m.npr.org/news/Arts+%26+Life/135024274

—————————————————————————————-

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

Stan Sacrison

1215 11399165         44

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = [Dinosaur] savant.

—————————————————————————————–

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

Steve Sacrison

12545 11399165       52

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 52 = Keen.  Perceptive.

Read Full Post »

Chilean base-jumper Julio Munoz

10:26am UK, Friday May 06, 2011

A Chilean base-jumper has performed a staggering feat by riding his motorcycle off a cliff in the Andes and free-falling 3,000ft before successfully landing.

Daredevil Julio Munoz raced towards a specially prepared ramp at full tilt, hit the middle of it, and soared off the 3,300ft cliff in the Andes mountain range.

Discarding his bike, which crashed into the rocks below, he only opened his parachute 200ft from the ground and landed safely.

The 37-year-old had been planning the stunt – which took place in the Loma Rabona region of Chile and cost $100,000 – for three years.

Munoz, a paratrooper, needed three helicopters to transport his kit to the remote location, and said the jump was “an everyday thing for me”.

Filming equipment, cameras, their crews and Munoz’s motorbike were all moved to the site, which was worked on for two months.

The feat, part of ‘BASE Project Los Andes’, was videoed using 12 digital cameras and involved positioning the half-ton ramp and Munoz’s 450cc bike at 3,300ft.

“On the way to the ramp, I was focused on adjusting the speed on the bike,” Munoz said.

Paratrooper Julio Muñoz, 37, jumped off the cliff in the Andes last weekend 

“When I left the ramp and I’m flying, when I’m in the middle, that’s where I really feel comfortable – in the air.”

The experienced base-jumper said that the idea was “to discover Chile, have more contact with nature and to be able to open up sails a bit”.

“We think discovering South America through jumps is a good way to show our part of the world,” he continued.

“The main motivation was that I found a group of friends who had the energy and the desire and the professionalism in their fields to develop this project.

“This was the result, a good jump with no problems.”

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Chilean-Julio-Munoz-Rides-His-Motorcycle-Off-Andes-Cliff-In-Staggering-3000ft-Base-Jump/Article/201105115986549?lpos=Strange_News_First_Strange_News__Article_Teaser_Region__0&lid=ARTICLE_15986549_Chilean_Julio_Munoz_Rides_His_Motorcycle_Off_Andes_Cliff_In_Staggering_3%2C000ft_Base_Jump

—————————————————————————————-

A 37-year-old daredevil from Chile has ridden a motorbike off the side of a 4,000m-high mountain in the Andes.

Base jumper Julio Munoz, who has been planning the stunt for three years, was in freefall for more than 900m before opening his parachute.

story from and video at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13306840

—————————————————————————————-

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

Julio Munoz

1            68

 

what he must do/has to do = JO = Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.  Amazing.

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = JZ = 18 = Surreal.  That’s crazy.

 

Read Full Post »

Pippa Middleton ButtPippa Middleton Legs

May 3rd, 2011

Pippa Middleton to win ‘Rear of the Year’ award?

The Sun and The Express are speculating that Pippa will win this year’s Rear of the Year award.

Miss Middleton is the favourite to win after organisers claim 1,000 votes were cast for Pippa within 48 hours of the wedding footage being broadcast last Friday.

Pippa caught the nation’s attention wearing a figure-hugging white bridesmaid’s dress at sister Kate’s wedding and then stepped out the morning after wearing tight white jeans. This led to thousands of fans ‘liking’ Pippa’s derriere on the Facebook page “Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society.” Statistics show that the term “Pippa Middleton arse” is currently being searched for at 72% of the volume of those looking for “Pippa Middleton dress.”

The ‘Rear of the Year’ title is currently held by BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce. The award will be presented at London’s Dorchester Hotel next month.

from:  http://pippa-middleton.co.uk/category/pippa-middleton-rumours/

—————————————————————————————–

vote for http://www.rearoftheyearcompetition.com/contact.html

by e-mailing:  tonyedwards@anthony-edwards-publicity.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513

http://pippa-middleton.co.uk/

—————————————————————————————-

The announcement of the winners will take place with a photo call on June 8th 2011 at The Dorchester Hotel in London according to:  http://www.wizardjeans.com/features/rear-of-the-year.html

Pippa Middleton was born on September 6th, 1983 according to http://www.astrotheme.com/portraits/agvX3d983aas.htm

September 6th, 1983

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.  Pippa madness.  Crazy about Pippa.  Bewitching.  Enchanting.

18 year + 6 (June) = 24 = her personal month (from June 6th, 2011 to July 5th, 2011) = Fit & trim.

24 month + 7 (7th of the month on Tuesday June 7th, 2011) = 31 = her personal day (from her time of birth on Tuesday June 7th, 2011 until her time of birth on Wednesday June 8th, 2011) = Competition.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

——————————————————————————————-

find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

Read Full Post »

A photo of Lynx's 'Angel Ambush' stunt in London's Victoria Station

2 May 2011 Last updated at 19:04 ET

The people at Lynx cannot help but be pleased with the success of their latest deodorant.

Their new fragrance has emerged as their second-best-selling variant after just a few months on the market, thanks in large part to an innovative advertising campaign.

The campaign was fronted by Kelly Brook posing as a voluptuous fallen angel, but what made it unique was a stunt at London’s Victoria Station, known by its orchestrators as Angel Ambush.

Commuters who happened to walk across a particular spot suddenly saw themselves on a vast video screen next to the departures board and, as they watched the screen, they discovered that they were not alone.

An angel, generated using augmented reality technology, fell to earth and appeared to interact with the unsuspecting humans, creating a stir and a viral YouTube clip that has since been viewed more than 750,000 times.

“We didn’t know if it would work, either technically or in terms of how people would respond to it,” said Becca Sawyer of Mindshare, the advertising agency that came up with the Angel Ambush idea.

“We just thought it would be fantastic if an angel could seem to appear in real-life. Augmented reality is all about creating a fantasy experience that people can interact with.”

Although the stunt may have looked cutting edge, it was actually a relatively simple application of augmented reality: a technology that is a capable of more than just stunts.

Hold it, buy it

Some experts have commented that Angel Ambush was not ‘real’ augmented reality at all, because the virtual angel was just a layer of video manipulated by a human operator, rather than an independent 3D object.

According to Myles Peyton, UK Sales Director at tech firm Total Immersion, the true commercial power of augmented reality lies in its ability to let consumers virtually hold and interact with products that are fully and accurately modelled in the virtual world.

Click to play
 

 

Augmented reality goes beyond gimmicks

“We know that the longer somebody touches a product, the more likely they are to purchase that product. So by giving them a virtual product, it can drive and uplift sales.”

“We’re seeing augmented reality move from being a gimmick, to being a trend. It’s going to explode”, said Mr Peyton.

Total Immersion specialises in so-called web mashups, where an online user sees a video reflection of themselves coupled with a 3D object that they can control, such as camera that responds accurately to button presses, or a pair of glasses that lets the user switch the frame or colour scheme.

Mashups have been around for a while. In 2008, analysts at Gartner recognised them as key to making augmented reality one of its top ten disruptive technologies by 2012.

With that date just around the corner, it is debatable whether augmented reality has lived up to expectations. Nevertheless, Mr Peyton is convinced that the technology has reached a tipping point.

A shopper examines an augmented reality 3D Lego model before deciding whether to buy Brought to life: a shopper examines a 3D Lego model before deciding whether to buy

He quotes a more recent forecast from ABI Research that the augmented reality market will be worth $3bn (£1.8bn)by 2016, compared with just $21m in 2010.

The reason for such confidence in augmented reality derives not from major leaps in the technology itself, but from a separate revolution: the emergence of the smartphone.

A small window on another world

Mr Peyton takes out his smartphone and points it at a piece of paper. The paper bears the image of some rough terrain, rather like a satellite photo of Mars, and this image is immediately replicated on the phone’s small LCD screen via it’s built-in camera.

As soon as that happens, a tiny yellow robot appears on the screen and animates, apparently roving around the rough terrain.

The 3D illusion is easily maintained by the phone’s processor: the view of the robot changes smoothly and accurately as the phone is moved relative to the piece of paper, revealing different angles, making it look closer or further away, and triggering different behaviours.

This ability to bring life to an inanimate image is what so excites people in marketing and advertising, because exactly the same thing can be applied to a billboard poster or an advert in a newspaper.

A consumer can point their phone at such an image and see a whole new layer of information, designed to connect them to a brand or product and deliver extra information in an engaging way.

Augmented reality app running on a smartphone How to change a printer cartridge: an augmented reality app gives 3D visual instructions on a smartphone

There is considerable excitement about mobile augmented reality in other sectors too.

Instruction manual 2.0

Metaio is a Germany-based augmented reality company with a long history of developing industrial applications for clients such as Volkswagen.

In one example, they shot video of an existing car production line in full swing, and then processed virtual 3D components for a new car through that video in order to detect compatibility problems before real-life production even started.

Now, they are looking to bring that level of precision to smartphones, to give businesses a new way of guiding individuals through the use of their products.

“Imagine a service engineer who needs to fix an engine,” says Metaio’s Jan Schlink.

“He points his smartphone at it, and he sees a 3D model on the screen, guiding him exactly through each stage of the repairs.”

The same approach could be used for any type of product, from changing a printer toner cartridge to following a cooking recipe.

“We have a vision that this will become a totally new user interface,” says Mr Schlink.

“The smartphone is the catalyst for all of this: holding your phone up to an object and getting rich digital information from the internet that is tightly registered to that object. We say that is a paradigm shift.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13262407

—————————————————————————————-

Kelly Brook was born on November 23rd, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Brook

November 23rd, 1979

11 + 23 +1+9+7+9 = 60 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Unique.  One of a kind.  Paradigm shift.

Read Full Post »

Osama Bin Laden
2 May 2011 Last updated at 08:43 ET
 

The BBC’s Adam Brookes: US intelligence analysts believed the compound was “the sort of place that you might try to hide”

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.

Bin Laden was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.

Mr Obama said after “a firefight”, US forces took possession of the body.

Bin Laden is believed to be the mastermind of the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 and a number of others.

He was top of the US’ “most wanted” list.

Mr Obama said it was “the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al-Qaeda”.

The US has put its embassies around the world on alert, warning Americans of the possibility of al-Qaeda reprisal attacks for Bin Laden’s killing.

At the scene

 

image of Aleem Maqbool
Aleem Maqbool BBC News, Abbottabad

So the trail led here, to the lush green hills of Abbottabad, a beautiful tranquil location. But footage from inside the large modern compound tells of the bloody fire fight that left the al- Qaeda leader dead.

A large area around the site has now been cordoned off but there’s no concealing the fact it lies so close to the main gate of the Pakistan military academy. While residents of the area say they are stunned Osama Bin Laden was living in their midst and that there had been no rumours that he was, it will surprise many that he had been in a large building with high walls so close to an army base without the knowledge of the Pakistani security forces.

The authorities here in a statement have been hailing this as a moment of huge victory. But the amount of time it took for them to react indicates the news had surprised them as much as it had everyone else.

Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting “USA, USA” after the news emerged.

A US official quoted by Associated Press news agency said Bin Laden’s body had been buried at sea, although this has not been confirmed.

Compound raidedBin Laden had approved the 9/11 attacks in which nearly 3,000 people died.

He evaded the forces of the US and its allies for almost a decade, despite a $25m (£15m) bounty on his head.

Mr Obama said he had been briefed last August on a possible lead to Bin Laden’s whereabouts.

“It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground,” Mr Obama said.

“I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located Bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan.

“And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorised an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice,” the president said.

On Sunday, US forces said to be from the elite Navy Seal Team Six undertook the operation in Abbottabad, 100km (62 miles) north-east of Islamabad.

After a “firefight”, Bin Laden was killed and his body taken by US forces, the president said.

Mr Obama said “no Americans were harmed”.

US officials said Bin Laden was shot in the head after resisting.

US media reports said that the body was buried at sea to conform with Islamic practice of a burial within 24 hours and to prevent any grave becoming a shrine.

Giving more details of the raid, one senior US official said a small US team had conducted the attack in about 40 minutes.

Three other men were killed in the raid – one of Bin Laden’s sons and two couriers – the official said, adding that one woman was also killed when she was used as “a shield” and two other women were injured.

One helicopter was lost due to “technical failure”. The team destroyed it and left in its other aircraft.

One resident, Nasir Khan, told Reuters the helicopters had come under “intense firing” from the ground.

The size and complexity of the structure in Abbottabad had “shocked” US officials.

It had 4m-6m (12ft-18ft) walls, was eight times larger than other homes in the area and was valued at “a million dollars”, though it had no telephone or internet connection.

The US official said that intelligence had been tracking a “trusted courier” of Bin Laden for many years. The courier’s identity was discovered four years ago, his area of operation two years ago and then, last August, his residence in Abbottabad was found, triggering the start of the mission.

Another senior US official said that no intelligence had been shared with any country, including Pakistan, ahead of the raid.

map of area

“Only a very small group of people inside our own government knew of this operation in advance,” the official said.

The Abbottabad residence is just a few hundred metres from the Pakistan Military Academy – the country’s equivalent of West Point.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Abbottabad says it will undoubtedly be a huge embarrassment to Pakistan that Bin Laden was found not only in the country but also on the doorstep of the military academy.

He says residents in the town were stunned the al-Qaeda leader was living in their midst.

The senior US official warned that the possibility of revenge attacks had now created “a heightened threat to the homeland and to US citizens and facilities abroad”.

But the official added that “the loss of Bin Laden puts the group on a path of decline that will be difficult to reverse”.

He said Bin Laden’s probable successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was “far less charismatic and not as well respected within the organisation”, according to reports from captured al-Qaeda operatives.

However, the root causes of radical Islam – the range of issues that enabled al-Qaeda to recruit disaffected young Muslims to its cause – remain, for the most part, unaddressed, Islamic affairs analyst Roger Hardy told the BBC.

“The death of Bin Laden will strike at the morale of the global jihad, but is unlikely to end it,” he warned.

‘Momentous achievement’World leaders welcomed the news of Bin Laden’s death.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Bin Laden had “paid for his actions”.

Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gilani said the killing was a “great victory” but added that he “didn’t know the details” of the US operation.

Former US President George W Bush described the news as a “momentous achievement”.

“The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done,” Mr Bush said in a statement.

But a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban threatened revenge attacks against the “American and Pakistani governments and their security forces”.

In Gaza, which is governed by militant group Hamas, Prime Minister Ismail Haniya condemned the killing of “a Muslim and Arabic warrior”.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says that, to many in the West, Bin Laden became the embodiment of global terrorism, but to others he was a hero, a devout Muslim who fought two world superpowers in the name of jihad.

The son of a wealthy Saudi construction family, Bin Laden grew up in a privileged world. But soon after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan he joined the mujahideen there and fought alongside them with his Arab followers, a group that later formed the nucleus for al-Qaeda.

After declaring war on America in 1998, Bin Laden is widely believed to have been behind the bombings of US embassies in East Africa, the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000 and the attacks on New York and Washington.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13256676

—————————————————————————————

Osama bin Laden was born on March 10th, 1957 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bin_Laden%2C_Osama

March 10th, 1957

3 + 10 +1+9+5+7 = 35 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Life threatening.  Imminent threat.  Caught of guard.

——————————————————————————————

Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Obama%2C_Barack

August 4th, 1961

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2010 to August 4th, 2011) = War.

15 year + 4 (April) = 19 = his personal month (from April 4th, 2011 to May 3rd, 2011) = Achievement.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Beaming. 

Read Full Post »

Lyotomachida_crop_650x440

May 1st, 2011

Going into UFC 129, only one fight in the company’s history had ever been won by a knockout using a front kick to the face. That knockout came just a few months ago when Anderson Silva connected with one on Vitor Belfort in the UFC 127 main event.

But on Saturday night, Silva’s fellow Black House training partner, Lyoto Machida, joined the club with his unbelievable, Karate Kid-like flying front kick to the face.

It almost seemed like a joke when both Anderson Silva and martial artist Steven Seagal claimed that Silva had learned the kick from Seagal, but after it happened again, there may actually be something to it.

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with Seagal after the event, who talked about the Machida knockout of Randy Couture.

“Machida is like a son to me, so is Anderson,” Master Seagal said, almost seeming to hold back tears. “We worked very hard on that kick for a long time.”

“I really, really worked hard on that kick and I wanted him to do that kick. He wanted to do it and he knew he could, and he did,” he laughed.

“I was screaming at him,” he continued. “I was like, ‘Do the kick! Do the kick!'”

“I’m amazingly proud. I love the boy and I’m just astounded.”

After the Anderson Silva front kick that knocked out Vitor Belfort, there were many fans and experts alike who joked and made fun of Seagal’s proclamation that he “invented” the kick. But Seagal cleared up some confusion in this interview.

“Everybody has their own opinion. Some people have sour grapes, some people have jealousy,” he told Helwani. “I didn’t invent anything. I modified them in such a way that I think I can make my students, and myself, in a real fight, land them and hurt people.”

“I’m not saying I invented anything and no one should put those words in my mouth.”

Still, he understands that there will continue to be people who doubt his true expertise.

“Many people consider me one of the great masters in my own field and many people probably think I’m an idiot that doesn’t know anything. All I can say is, everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. I love the martial arts, I dedicate my life to the martial arts, I devote a lot of time and love to preserving the martial arts and helping my students and my friends.”

Seagal is now very good friends with numerous members of the Black House team and has been a fixture in the corner of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida at recent UFC events.

“Nobody’s paying me to come here,” he revealed. “I came here because people asked me to come and asked me to help. I’m giving my heart and the little bit of knowledge I have.”

With back-to-back wins with “Seagal front kicks,” we may be seeing much more of the actor at future UFC events.

from:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/686478-ufc-129-results-video-steven-seagal-amazingly-proud-of-lyoto-machida-front-kick

—————————————————————————————-

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

Lyoto Machida

3                  1

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = LA = 31 = Martial arts.

—————————————————————————————

Lyoto Machida was born on May 30th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyoto_Machida

May 30th, 1978

5 + 30 +1+9+7+8 = 60 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = 60 = Unique.  One of a kind.  Thinking outside of the box.

Read Full Post »

Lyotomachida_crop_650x440
May 1st, 2011

Going into UFC 129, only one fight in the company’s history had ever been won by a knockout using a front kick to the face. That knockout came just a few months ago when Anderson Silva connected with one on Vitor Belfort in the UFC 127 main event.

But on Saturday night, Silva’s fellow Black House training partner, Lyoto Machida, joined the club with his unbelievable, Karate Kid-like flying front kick to the face.

It almost seemed like a joke when both Anderson Silva and martial artist Steven Seagal claimed that Silva had learned the kick from Seagal, but after it happened again, there may actually be something to it.

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with Seagal after the event, who talked about the Machida knockout of Randy Couture.

“Machida is like a son to me, so is Anderson,” Master Seagal said, almost seeming to hold back tears. “We worked very hard on that kick for a long time.”

“I really, really worked hard on that kick and I wanted him to do that kick. He wanted to do it and he knew he could, and he did,” he laughed.

“I was screaming at him,” he continued. “I was like, ‘Do the kick! Do the kick!'”

“I’m amazingly proud. I love the boy and I’m just astounded.”

After the Anderson Silva front kick that knocked out Vitor Belfort, there were many fans and experts alike who joked and made fun of Seagal’s proclamation that he “invented” the kick. But Seagal cleared up some confusion in this interview.

“Everybody has their own opinion. Some people have sour grapes, some people have jealousy,” he told Helwani. “I didn’t invent anything. I modified them in such a way that I think I can make my students, and myself, in a real fight, land them and hurt people.”

“I’m not saying I invented anything and no one should put those words in my mouth.”

Still, he understands that there will continue to be people who doubt his true expertise.

“Many people consider me one of the great masters in my own field and many people probably think I’m an idiot that doesn’t know anything. All I can say is, everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. I love the martial arts, I dedicate my life to the martial arts, I devote a lot of time and love to preserving the martial arts and helping my students and my friends.”

Seagal is now very good friends with numerous members of the Black House team and has been a fixture in the corner of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida at recent UFC events.

“Nobody’s paying me to come here,” he revealed. “I came here because people asked me to come and asked me to help. I’m giving my heart and the little bit of knowledge I have.”

With back-to-back wins with “Seagal front kicks,” we may be seeing much more of the actor at future UFC events.

from:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/686478-ufc-129-results-video-steven-seagal-amazingly-proud-of-lyoto-machida-front-kick

—————————————————————————————-

Steven Seagal was born on April 10th, 1952 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_seagal

April 10th, 1952

4 + 10 +1+9+5+2 = 31 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Martial arts.

—————————————————————————————–

April 10th, 1952

April 10th

4 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 18 = his personal year (from April 10th, 2011 to April 9th, 2012) = Surreal.

18 year + 4 (April) = 22 = his personal month (from April 10th, 2011 to May 9th, 2011) = Lucky.  Not a joke.  Not kidding.

Read Full Post »

Jason Momoa is best-known for being former “Cosby” kid Lisa Bonet’s significant other and for his roles on “Baywatch” and “Stargate Atlantis.” However, by autumn, we expect the Hawaiian hunk to become a household name thanks to his starring role in Lionsgate Films’ 3-D sword and sorcery flick Conan the Barbarian, which should easily surpass its $100 million budget in the first few weeks of release.

from:  http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/collections/gallery/3382/summers-breakout-stars#photo5

—————————————————————————————-

Conan the Barbarian, previously titled Conan 3D, will be released on August 19th, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian_(2011_film)

Jason Momoa was born on August 1st, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Momoa

August 1st, 1979

August 1st

8 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 13 = his personal year (from August 1st, 2011 to August 1st, 2012) = Transformation.  Major changes.

13 year + 8 (August) = 21 = his personal month for August = Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  Stepping onto the world stage.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »