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1:50 PM EST      Wednesday February 29, 2012

Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series “The Monkees,” died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to a law enforcement source in Martin County, Florida. He was 66.

The medical examiner’s office in the district that serves Martin County said it had been notified of Jones’ death.

The diminutive vocalist and actor sang lead on the musical group’s hits such as “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.”

Besides Jones, The Monkees included band members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith. The pop group was created to star in an NBC sitcom and capitalize on the Beatles’ teenybopper popularity.

In terms of musical popularity, the project succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations, with the group notching a handful of No. 1 songs (including “I’m a Believer,” Billboard’s top song of 1967) and four No. 1 albums.

The group, which was dubbed the “prefab four” by critics, rebelled against its management in an effort to take control of its musical career.

Interestingly, the TV show wasn’t as successful, lasting only two seasons.

Jones, a native of Manchester, England, was already famous in his home country when he joined the Monkees. He had starred in the musical “Oliver!” on the London stage as the Artful Dodger and was nominated for a Tony for his performance on Broadway, according to a biography on a Monkees fan site. Indeed, he got a taste of the Beatles’ popularity when the “Oliver!” cast appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on February 9, 1964 — the date of the Beatles’ first appearance.

After the Monkees broke up, Jones enjoyed occasional acting roles, including a guest spot on an episode of “The Brady Bunch” and appearances in “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “The Brady Bunch Movie.” When he wasn’t singing — he participated in several Monkees reunions over the years — he was devoted to owning and racing horses.

Jones was married three times. He is survived by his third wife, Jessica Pacheco, and four daughters from his two previous marriages.

He told Britain’s Daily Mail last year that he used to be 5 feet 4 inches tall, “but I’ve lost an inch.”

He posted photographs of his horses, his grandchildren and himself on his blog, “Keep up with Jones,” sometimes also posting messages to fans.

“I wrote some time ago that not everyone has dreams and hopes that come true,” he wrote in a January 2011 message. “Mine have.

“Regrets, yes — if you don’t have them you’re a fool. However, I thank all of you — yeah, you — for your support and love.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/showbiz/obit-davy-jones/

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David Thomas “Davy” Jones was born on December 30th, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Jones_(actor)

December 30th, 1945

12 + 30 +1+9+4+5 = 61 = his life lesson = Planning.  Strategy.  Doing the unexpected.  Plans fall through.

 

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December 30th, 1945

December 30th

12 + 30 +2+0+1+1 = 46 = his personal year (from December 30th, 2011 to December 29th, 2012) = Age 66.  So young.  5’4″.  Height.  Stature.  Bringing back childhood memories.

46 year + 1 (January) = 47 = his personal month (from January 30th, 2012 to February 29th, 2012) = Famous.  Internationally known.  Name recognition.

47 month + 29 (29th of the month on February 29th, 2012) = 76 = his personal day = Having gotten done in life what he wanted to get done.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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DONALD DRIVER

“The Green Bay Packer”

PRO PARTNERPeta Murgatroyd

We all know Donald Driver can do a touchdown dance, but how’s his Foxtrot? We’ll find out soon enough as this gridiron great is stepping into a whole new ballgame.

Donald Driver has overcome a childhood of homelessness and other obstacles to become a Super Bowl Champion and the all-time leading receiver in Green Bay Packers history. After being selected in the last round of the NFL draft, he went on to hold the Packers’ all-time receiving records for yards and receptions as well as a host of others.

Having grown up homeless and living in a U-Haul truck for a period of time, Donald was inspired to be one of the most community-minded athletes of our generation. He and his wife, Betina, created the Donald Driver Foundation in 2001 with a focus on homelessness, education and health and wellness initiatives. He has donated his time for hundreds of community appearances.

Donald is most proud of his family—wife Betina and kids Cristian, Christina and Charity. Donald’s kids and his commitment to education drove him to write three children’s books revolving around the lovable character “Quickie.” The books’ illustrations and stories are based on Donald’s family. He read his latest book, Quickie wins a Championship, at the Library of Congress at an event that featured First Lady Michelle Obama.

How does the excitement of playing in a football stadium filled with thousands of screaming fans compare to the intensity of the competition inside the ballroom? We’re pretty sure Donald Driver is about to find out!

from:  http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/cast-announcement/ThemeGallery/928803

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Donald Driver was born on February 2nd, 1975 in Houston, Texas (time of birth unknown) according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Driver

February 2nd, 1975

2 + 2 +1+9+7+5 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Popular.  Fans.  Television.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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February 2nd, 1975

February 2nd

2 + 2 +2+0+1+2 = 9 = his personal year (from February 2nd, 2012 to February 1st, 2013) = Mastery.  Wisdom sets him apart.

9 year + 3 (March) = 12 = his personal month (from March 2nd, 2012 to April 1st, 20120 = Distinctive.  Wait and see.  Having faith.

12 month + 19 (19th of the month on Monday March 19th, 2012) = 31 = his personal day = Contestant.  Rising to the challenge.  Personal best.  Outdoing himself.

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Peta Murgatroyd was born on July 14th, 1981 according to http://www.zimbio.com/Peta+Murgatroyd

July 14th, 1981

7 + 14 +1+9+8+1 = 40 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Princess.  Doll.  Loving kindness.  I’m here to help.

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July 14th, 1981

July 14th

7 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = her personal year (from July 14th, 2011 to July 13th, 2012) = Excited.  Excitement.

25 year + 3 (March) = 28 = her personal month (from March 14th, 2012 to April 13th, 2012) = Bold.  Unstoppable.

28 month + 19 (19th of the month) = 47 = her personal day = Famous.  Name recognition.  Internationally known.

 

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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It’s already time for season 14 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.  Here are the 12 new “celebrities” and their professional partners, who will don the Danskins come March 19.

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Jaleel White, actor. (Partner is Kym Johnson). He’s appeared in shows like Grown Upsand Step by Step, but you know him best as Urkel from Family Matters.

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Gavin DeGraw, singer-songwriter. (Partner is Karina Smirnoff). He’s the crooner behind such songs as “Not Over You,” “In Love With a Girl,” and the theme song from One Tree Hill.

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Jack Wagner, actor. (Partner is Anna Trebunskaya). He’s either recognizable as a costar on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful or the ex-beau of Heather Locklear.

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William Levy, telenovela hottie. (Partner is Cheryl Burke). A Cuban-American actor and former model who’s big on the Mexican soap circuit.

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Donald Driver, wide receiver. (Partner is Peta Murgatroyd). He plays for the Green Bay Packers and is looking to follow in the footsteps of season 12 winner Hines Ward.

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Katherine Jenkins, opera singer. (Partner is Mark Ballas). The Welsh mezzo-soprano actually crooned in the ballroom last April.

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Sherri Shepherd, talk show host. (Partner is Val Chmerkovskiy). She’ll juggle her dance floor duties with her gig on The View.

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Melissa Gilbert, actor. (Partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy). She’s done a ton of TV since Little House on the Prairie but she’ll be forever known as Half Pint.

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Roshon Fegan, actor. (Partner is Chelsie Hightower). You won’t recognize him unless you Tivo Disney Channel’s Shake It Up 20 times a day.

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Maria Menounos, TV anchor. (Partner is Derek Hough). Extra! Extra! Guess who ET andAccess Hollywood won’t be interviewing after every show?

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Martina Navratilova, tennis great. (Partner is Tony Dovolani). A Grand Slam just doesn’t compare to winning a mirror-ball trophy, apparently.

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Gladys Knight, singer. (Partner is Tristan McManus). She had the moves with the Pips. Why shouldn’t the empress of soul try to conquer DWTS? 

from:  http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/28/dancing-with-the-stars-and-the-new-cast-is/

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Monday March 19th, 2012

March 19th, 2012

3 + 19 +2+0+1+2 = 27 = DWTS season 14’s life lesson and personal year  = New and improved.

27 year + 3 (March) = 30 = DWTS season 14’s personal month = Fashion.  Style.  Clothing.

30 month + 19 (19th of the month) = 49 = DWTS season 14’s personal day = Happy.  Smiling.

 

read more at:

http://dwts14.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

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Workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after it was hit by Juan Pablo Montoya during the Daytona 500.

4:15 AM EST       Tuesday February 28, 2012

For a sport where speed is king, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 this year was one long waiting game.

First, rain led race officials to pull the plug Sunday — the first time in Daytona 500’s history. Then, continuing showers led them to re-reschedule the start from noon to Monday evening.

When the race finally got underway, a massive fire with 40 laps to go red-flagged it for a couple more hours, pushing the race into a third day.

In the end, Matt Kenseth crossed the finish line about 1 a.m. Tuesday, claiming the 54th running of “The Great American Race.”

The Daytona 500 victory was the second for the driver, who edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. and teammate Greg Biffle to take the checkered flag.

Those who made it to the end survived multiple accidents, including one on the second lap, and 10 caution flags.

Officials shut down the race for nearly two hours after Juan Pablo Montoya careened into the back of a jet dryer that was being used to blow debris off the track during a caution flag. Montoya’s car, the jet dryer and the truck pulling it all burst into flames and also set a section of the track on fire.

Montoya said he had returned to the race track from pit row before the accident, after having the crew check out a vibration he was feeling in his car.

“I was in fourth gear. I wasn’t even going that fast,” Montoya told reporters. “It just felt really strange and … the car just turned right.”

Some 24 hours of intermittent rain forced Monday’s prime-time start — the first since the inaugural race in 1959.

Before this year, rain had cut short four of 53 previous races — in 1965, 1966, 2003 and 2009 — but none had been canceled for the day.

The Daytona 500 opens the NASCAR season, but it also is the sport’s most prestigious race. Daytona International Speedway announced this month that the race will boast a record purse of more than $19 million. In comparison, last year’s Indianapolis 500 had a payout of $13.5 million.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/28/sport/motorsport/daytona-500/index.html

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Matt Kenseth was born on March 10th, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Kenseth

Marchh 10th, 1972

3 + 10 1+9+7+2 = 32 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Winner.  Victory.  #1.  The best.

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March 10th, 1972

March 10th

3 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = his personal year (from March 10th, 2011 to March 9th, 2012) = Inspirational.  Making miracles happen.

17 year + 2 (February) = 19 = his personal month = Proud of his hard earned success,

19 month + 27 (27th of the month) = 46 = his personal day = Historic.  Making history.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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February 15, 2012       10:58 p.m.

There’s no telling where Jeremy Lin might take the New York Knicks and their fans.

Even on what qualified as a scoring off night by his stratospheric standards, Lin’s newfound importance to the Knicks was underscored early in the fourth quarter Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

With New York leading the Sacramento Kings by 26 points on the way to a 100-85 victory, Knicks fans clamored for the starting point guard.

“We want Lin,” they chanted.

Alas, the Knicks sent in Toney Douglas, one of the players Lin has supplanted in his stunning ascent from No. 4 point guard. Lin stood near the end of the bench and applauded his teammate’s entry into the game.

Lin was held out for the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points on four-for-six shooting to go with a career-high 13 assists and six turnovers in 26 minutes. Lin made five alley-oop passes that resulted in dunks, helping the Knicks finish with seven players scoring in double figures for the first time since April 2009.

“That’s Linsanity right there,” said New York forward Bill Walker, who had 14 points. “You guys saw it at its best, probably. I mean, he’s getting everybody involved.”

Lin’s relatively meager scoring output ended a stretch of six consecutive games in which he had at least 20 points, but New York tallied the victory with ease. The Knicks (15-15) have won a season-high seven consecutive games, moving back to .500 for the first time since Jan. 14.

Lin earned a breather after a breathless stretch in which he scored 38 points to outduel Kobe Bryant in a Knicks victory over the Lakers on Friday, made the go-ahead free throw to beat Minnesota on Saturday and then made a step-back three-point basket with less than a second left to beat Toronto on Tuesday.

Lin played at least 36 minutes in six consecutive games before Wednesday, prompting Coach Mike D’Antoni to say at one point that he was “riding him like freaking Secretariat.”

D’Antoni eased off on the reins Wednesday, allowing Lin to share a laugh with injured teammate Carmelo Anthony when Lin left with 2 minutes 57 seconds left in the third quarter.

“We were just having fun and kind of talking about how we’re both excited for when he comes back,” Lin said of Anthony, who could return from a strained groin as soon as Friday.

In the meantime, the buzz surrounding New York’s new star continued to intensify.

The Knicks played host to a media contingent equivalent to what they would accommodate during a playoff game. Fans wielded large cutout photos of Lin’s head and an array of pun-oriented signs such as “Lin for the Win,” “Lincredible” and “Let’s Go All Lin,” with accompanying playing cards signifying a royal flush.

“We’re just having so much fun out there and the fans are too,” forward Steve Novak said. “We just hope it never stops.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-knicks-jeremy-lin-20120216,0,5801677.story

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Jeremy Lin was born on August 23rd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Lin

August 23rd, 1988

August 23rd

8 + 23 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from August 23rd, 2011 to August 22nd, 2012) = Consecutive streak.  How long will this last?

35 year + 1 (January) = 36 = his personal month (from January 23rd, 2012 to February 22nd, 2012) = Crushing the competition.  Maximum output.  Having his work cut out for him.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.

36 month + 17 (17th of the month on Friday February 17th, 2012) = 53 = his personal day = Offense.  Attack.  Having a warrior spirit.

Knight of Swords Tarot card

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

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Jeremy Lin

159547 395           48

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 48 = A man on a mission.  His calling in life.  Doing what he is here to do.

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the following is from astrologer Robert Phoenix’s website:

Lin was born on 8/23/88 to an upper middle-class-family.

He’s a Virgo at 0 degrees. That means his Virgo Sun is opposing Neptune, exactly. Lin’s instant flash of fame came almost to the day when Neptune shifted into Pisces.

He plays for the New York Knicks, who with three of the highest paid players in the league (Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler) for lack of a better term, sucked. Anthony, who never cared more about his own shot than anything else epitomized the Knicks failure. All his prodigious talent and salary was not translating into wins. When the ball got to Anthony, it usually ended there.

The Knicks were sagging and coach Mike D’antoni was rumored to be on the hot seat, weeks, maybe days from losing his job. Then the high strangeness kicked in. Amare Stoudemire’s brother was shot and killed. He had to leave the team. Anthony goes down with an injury. The two Knicks point guards, Iman Shumpert and Tony Douglas were highly ineffective. D’antoni looked at the end of the bench and saw the Asian kid with the crew cut, who had been whacked by two teams already this season and like D’antoni was hanging by a thread as a Knick. D’antoni called Lin’s number and made him the starting point guard. Four games later, the Knicks have not lost and Jeremy Lin has set records that have launched him into the elite status of NBA superstars.

In his last four games, he’s scored, 25, 28, 23 and last night, he outscored the great Kobe Bryant with 38 points. They’re calling it “Linsanity.” His quantum leap into the limelight is making everyone ask the following question; “Just who the hell is Jeremy Lin”?

From an astrological perspective, his game is modeled on his 0 degree Virgo Sun. He hustles. He’s fundamentally sound. He makes other players better. He does the dirty things like take charges. All things that you would expect from someone channeling pure Virgo. As I mentioned before, as a result, he is standing out (outstanding) against the scrim of Neptune in Pisces. The opposition in this instance is really assisting Lin.

Well the fairy dust had hardly settled when Jeremy Lin had somehow magically transformed into the Taiwanese version of Larry Bird.  New Yorkers could not stop talking about a kid who is sleeping on his brother’s couch in the lower East Side. Did I mention that he’s a Jesus loving, testifying Christian? I love this stuff.

Anyway, anytime you get a natal Sun at 0 degrees, and I don’t care what sign its in, the energy is present, potent and radiant. The most distilled aspects of the Sun are amplified–no matter what sign–even a Virgo can be a star.

I can’t get Lin’s birth time, but it looks like he has an early Cap Moon, so we know he can be cool under pressure and able to handle the hype and heat of the Big Apple. An early degree Cap Moon likely means Sun/Moon Earth trine. Lin has shown amazing body control and a real sense of fearlessness going up against the best players in the world. The Sun/Moon Earth trine is kinesthetic body knowledge and fluidity resulting in intuitive spatial awareness. This kid has it.

Transiting Pluto is conjunct his natal Neptune. This is a fascinating aspect which younger people born between 1984 and 1998 have and are going to experience as Pluto lurches forward. The energy between the two planets in Capricorn is about removing boundaries. Pluto is power. Neptune is dissolve. Capricorn is ambition and ascent. As Pluto touches Neptune here, the governor is lifted and the individual begins to see what they are truly capable of if they remove the judgment of their own inherited or perceived limitations. Neptune also trines Lin’s Sun and Moon, which likely accounts for his ostentatious and public displays of praise to God. The Neptune/Moon trine gives him a bit of artistic flair as well.

Dropping down a little further, he has a fascinating conjunction with Saturn and Uranus in Sag (25/27 degrees). I know the 25th degree intimately since that is where my Jupiter sits and the Sabian Symbol for it is quite appropriate for Lin; A Flag Bearer In Battle. This speaks to Lin’s fearlessness and picking up the flag for a flagging franchise. Sag is the sign of athletes and normally, Saturn/Uranus create a bit of a grind (think foot on brake and gas simultaneously) but when aligned in the right direction, especially under the galloping rhythms of Sag, it can be a type of controlled explosiveness.

Lin must also also be feeling Uranus in Aries as well, since his Mars is in the sign of the ram at 11 degrees. With Uranus at 2 degrees now, Lin’s dynamism is set to peak in June and July of this year when Uranus hits 8 degrees and Jupiter reaches 4 degrees in Gemini, conjuncting his natal Jupiter exactly. Can you say NBA playoffs?

While it’s going to be extremely difficult for him to maintain this torrid, record setting pace, Jeremy Lin, is not a fluke. However, with both western and eastern stars aligning for him, 2012 will be his greatest year as a professional basketball player.

Its a true pygmalion story. He’s a Taiwanese-American kid that was passed over by Stanford, a school just blocks away from his house. Instead, he played at Harvard. He was cut by the Warriors (his hometown pro team) and the Rockets and now, well, he’s managed to rip a chapter out of the book of Eli. Yes, he’s displaced Manning as New York’s man of the moment.

from:  http://www.robertphoenix.com/content/?p=4828

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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This is the story of underdogs seizing an opportunity to rise in the ranks.

Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez, who fight in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC on Fuel TV event in Omaha, Neb., both have a little of that backstory in them. And so does the cable outlet that will be televising the fights (8 p.m. ET, Fuel TV).

Indeed, this is what Fox bargained for when it struck a deal to televise UFC fights for the next seven years. The focus of the deal, naturally, was on the four big shows a year on the main broadcast network. But, realistically speaking, how much of a viewership boost can the likes of Junior dos Santos and Rashad Evans give to a network that already is regularly showcasing Eli Manning and Albert Pujols? The biggest benefit of UFC programming for Fox, it would seem, comes when the fights draw eyes to the media company’s smaller cable outlets.

Fuel TV is available in 36 million homes, which is only about a third as many as Spike, the UFC’s former cable outlet. The other cable station that used to carry UFC fights was Versus, now known as NBC Sports Network, and it is in more than twice as many homes as Fuel. But with the addition of just a studio show, UFC Tonight, and some broadcasts of taped fights from the UFC archives so far, the Fox outlet already is feeling the fight organization’s impact. “We’ve had an 80 percent increase in the target demographic of men ages 18-49, and a near 230 percent increase in overall prime-time ratings from past ratings periods,” Fuel TV vice president George Greenberg said during a conference call with MMA media last week. “To say I’m jacked would be putting it mildly.”

Even with its first live UFC event coming during a free preview that adds 8 million homes for the week, however, Fuel TV faces an uphill battle — with a big speed bump. Comcast, the country’s largest cable operator and majority owner of NBC Sports Network, is a stubborn holdout … and is majority owner of the competing NBC Sports Network. It’ll take a lot of cards and letters from UFC fans to budge the cable behemoth.

The UFC isn’t hurting Fuel TV’s case by presenting a fight card topped by a couple of meaningful bouts. Stefan Struve and Dave Herman can easily go unnoticed in the crowded heavyweight picture — talk about underdogs — but both have had their moments. Struve has been on both ends of some thundering KOs, but the 6-foot-11 Dutchman is a submission specialist, as Pat Barry learned in the fall (triangle choke, second round). And Herman is 21-2 and won a Fight of the Night bonus in his UFC debut last summer, a TKO of Jon Olav Einemo, his 15th knockout in 21 career victories.

But the fight that those without Fuel TV will most hate to miss is the main event. Even before Nick Diaz failed a drug test to open up the welterweight title chase, Sanchez and Ellenberger were part of the discussion. Now an impressive performance Wednesday night could vault the winner into a shot at interim belt-holder Carlos Condit.

The situation is especially well set up for Ellenberger (26-5). The 26-year-old former collegiate wrestler (and Marine) is fighting in his hometown — where he still trains — and he’s on a five-fight winning streak. He’s more highly regarded than ever, coming off September’s stunning 53-second knockout of Jake Shields, who just five months earlier had taken welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre the distance.

“The Jake Shields fight was a great win, but you need to look at it one fight at a time,” Ellenberger said following an open workout on Monday. “Sanchez is a completely different type of fight for me.” And it’s a different type of opportunity, too, for a guy who labored in relative obscurity before the Shields win vaulted him into contention. “I’m not thinking much past Wednesday,” he said, “but my goal has always been a world title.”

With GSP still recovering from knee surgery, that means Ellenberger’s target is Condit, who happens to be the only person to defeat him in his last 10 bouts. It came via split decision in Ellenberger’s UFC debut, in 2009, and Ellenberger would love a chance at redemption …. and a championship. “I know I am a little faster and a lot smarter than I was two years ago,” he said. “I respect him because he didn’t have an easy path to the belt, like me, and to fight him again would be an honor.”

Standing in the way of that shot is Sanchez (23-4), who knows a thing or two about redemption. The Season 1 winner of The Ultimate Fighter and the one-time challenger for the lightweight championship has had to fight back from injury and suspension, has changed training camps and even nicknames (goodbye “Nightmare,” hello “Dream”), and on more than one occasion has seen his forward momentum halted suddenly by devastating losses. At 30, Sanchez is on an upswing now, riding a two-fight winning streak, although he’s not being talked about quite yet as a championship contender, in the way Ellenberger is. And he knows it.

“The fact that people aren’t talking about me for a title shot doesn’t bother me. It’s all right,” Sanchez said after his open workout. “To get that title shot, I’m really going to have to earn it. So I’m going to have to go in there and beat the guy who everyone says is going to get the title shot. I have to go in and beat him and I have to beat him convincingly, and that’s what I came to Omaha to do.”

Sanchez is not about to be a steppingstone for anyone. At least not willingly. However, Ellenberger knows the scenario is perfect for him to seize an opportunity that’s within reach. He knows that considering Sanchez’s track record — Fight of the Night bonuses in his last two fights and in four of his last six — you can be assured that if you beat him, you’ve put on an impressive performance.

from:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jeff_wagenheim/02/14/ufc-fuel-tv/

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Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger have cleared the weight test and are now confirmed for UFC on Fox 1.

This will be UFC’s debut event on Fuel TV planned for Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

Both fighters were present at the weigh-ins. Sanchez, former UFC lightweight championship challenger, Diego weighed in at 170 pounds and so did Ellenberger. Both fighters weighed in on Tuesday, February 14, just one day before the event.

UFC on Fuel 1 will be held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb. Both fighters are at the top of their game with Sanchez entering the ring with a streak of victories, including but not limited to, over fighters like Martin Kampmann and Paulo Thiago.

On the other hand, Ellenberger comes with an impressive record of 9 victories out of his last 10 bouts. He is known as ‘The Juggernaut’ for his fighting style. The only defeat in his last 10 fights came at the hands of Carlos Condit through a split decision. It should be noted here that the bout against Condit was his debut fight and losing it could have had devastating effects on his career.

However, he recovered soon and won the next 9 fights of his career in a row. He is 26 right now and has beaten fighters like Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Mike Pyle, John Howard and Jake shield, the former middleweight champion.

Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger will be headlining the event. With both the fighters coming with impressive records, the bout will definitely be an enthralling one.

UFC on Fuel 1 will be held today and will be televised live on the channel. The event also has Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert, T.J. Dillashaw vs. Walel Watson, Stipe Miocic vs. Philip De Fries, Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman on its main card, whereas on the preliminary card there is Tim Means vs. Bernardo Magalhaes, Anton Kuivanen vs. Justin Salas, Buddy Roberts vs. Sean Loeffler and Jonathan Brookins vs. Vagner Rocha.

According to sources, if the event works for Fuel TV then there will be more of them coming soon.

from:  http://blogs.bettor.com/Diego-Sanchez,-Jake-Ellenberger-cleared-for-UFC-on-Fox-1-UFC-news-a129644

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Jake Ellenberger has quietly been making a nuisance of himself in the welterweight division. He has seen the heights to which former foe Carlos Condit has risen, and as he prepares to face Diego Sanchez in Omaha tonight, admits that Condit is on his mind.

Ellenberger is on a five-fight win streak and headed towards the summit of the welterweight division. The highlight, of course, is the 53 seconds it took him to KO Jake Shields. Champion Georges St-Pierre could not manage that in 25 minutes, in front of 55,000 fans in Toronto.

Now Sanchez, a mongrel of the highest order, who will not take a backward step. For the winner, the spoils, effectively a giant step up the welterweight ladder.

For Ellenberger, could it be an interim title shot at Condit. The New Mexican was the last man to beat him after Ellenberger took the fight on only 11 days’ notice.

Condit is without an opponent after Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana, and Ellenberger admits he will think about the Natural Born Killer, once he’s dealt with Sanchez.

“I would definitely like [a rematch with Condit], but right now, I really haven’t thought much past Diego at all,” Ellenberger told USA Today this week. “He’s an extremely tough challenge for me right now and that’s really all I’ve been focused on.

“After this fight, we can go back and evaluate the situation, but really, Diego’s all I’ve been focused on. Diego’s always been an exciting fighter and a tough cat too. He’s just another guy I have to get past and prove I’m one of the best.”

from:  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/garethadavies/100023729/ufc-dana-white-urges-patience-from-uk-fans-for-new-tv-deal-as-sanchez-v-ellenberger-goes-internet-only/

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Diego Sanchez was born on December 31st, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Sanchez

December 31st, 1981

December 31st

12 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 47 = his personal year (from December 31st, 2011 to December 30th, 2012) = Famous.  Internationally known.

47 year + 1 (January) = 48 = his personal month (from January 31st, 2012 to February 29th, 2012) = Remember me?

48 month + 15 (15th of the month on Wednesday February 15th, 2012) = 63 = his personal day = No worries.

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Jake Ellenberger was born on March 28th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Ellenberger

March 28th, 1985

March 28th

3 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from March 28th, 2011 to March 27th, 2012) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Hanging in there.

35 year + 1 (January) = 36 = his personal month (from January 28th, 2012 to February 27th, 2012) = Having his work cut out for him.

36 month + 15 (15th of the month on Wednesday February 15th, 2012) = 51 = his personal day = Formidable.  Rules.  Regulations.

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U.S. actress Meryl Streep waves as she arrives for a news conference during the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 14, 2012.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Tue Feb 14, 2012        2:24pm EST

Meryl Streep was given a bouquet of flowers, a gift and a kiss at the Berlin film festival on Valentine’s Day, and they weren’t from her husband.

The 62-year-old actress was at the annual cinema showcase on Tuesday to receive a lifetime achievement Golden Bear.

At a packed press conference following a screening of her latest movie “The Iron Lady”, Streep reflected on the price of fame and on how playing Margaret Thatcher in the biopic had changed her opinion of the former British Prime Minister.

At one point, a journalist climbed up on stage, presented Streep with a bunch of white flowers and gave her a kiss.

“How beautiful!” she said, adding later: “My husband didn’t send me flowers, so thank God for Dieter!”

Another reporter gave her a Russian doll, each layer of which was painted to represent her in a different film role, including “The Iron Lady” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.

Two days ago, the American won a best actress BAFTA award in London for “The Iron Lady” to add to the Golden Globe she received for the same role. She is a front-runner to scoop her third Oscar on February 26.

Streep described the awards season as an “out of body experience.”

“It’s very odd to be in the position where people say to you, ‘Oh I think you’re going to win something’, or, ‘Oh I don’t think you have a chance this year.’

“And suddenly you feel like you’re in a sporting event and you haven’t signed up for it. You did some work in a film that you’re proud of and you are hoping that people will go and see it, and suddenly you’re doing calisthenics for Superbowl.”

CHANGES OPINION OF THATCHER

The “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Sophie’s Choice” star said she was surprised by what she discovered about Thatcher during the making of “The Iron Lady”.

The film jumps between a young Thatcher rising through the ranks of British politics and a frail, elderly woman suffering dementia who looks back on her life with pride and regret.

“I learned a lot of things that surprised me, because I had made decisions about Margaret Thatcher since I was a young woman. I had a knee-jerk reaction to her as a liberal left-wing actress in America from New York.

“I thought she was a friend of (Ronald) Reagan — bad. I thought she had frumpy clothes and bad hair. You know, this is the way women judge each other in the public realm.”

However, the actress said she learned that Thatcher was not anti-abortion but pro-choice, did not dismantle Britain’s National Health Service and warned the United States at an early stage about the threat of global warming.

Britain’s first female prime minister was also undoubtedly a feminist who helped paved the way for more equal rights between sexes, Streep added.

“I think Margaret Thatcher would be dragged kicking and screaming to the altar of feminism, but she was a feminist whether she likes it or not. She opened doors for women.”

Asked whether her success in Hollywood came at a price, Streep replied:

“There are five contemporary art museums in Berlin. I would love to go to a contemporary art museum. I won’t go.

“It’s hard, because I can look at something and there are five people in front looking at me. I’m not complaining, it’s very good, but I miss a lot of art.”

The Berlin festival, also know as the Berlinale, winds up with an awards ceremony on February 18.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/us-berlinale-merylstreep-idUSTRE81D1OH20120214

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Meryl Streep was born on June 22nd, 1949 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Streep,_Meryl

June 22nd, 1949

June 22nd

6 + 22 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = her personal year (from June 22nd, 2011 to June 21st, 2012) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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