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Wednesday September 5, 2012             12:08pm EDT

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, rattling buildings, cutting power in areas of the capital and triggering a tsunami warning.

Residents of San Jose said phones went down, electricity poles rattled on the streets and water flowed out of pools during the quake, but the Red Cross said no casualties had been reported so far.

“It was terrible. I was on the third floor, I had never felt anything like it,” said Stephanie Gonzalez, a 25-year-old masters student in the capital.

The quake’s epicenter was in western Costa Rica about 87 miles from San Jose, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and it was felt as far away as Managua, the capital of neighboring Nicaragua.

“People are very frightened and staying in their homes,” said Eliecer Gonzalez, commercial director of a local newspaper in the Guanacaste region on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. “We are very isolated and have no power.”

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Pacific coastlines of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It had earlier warned of tsunamis for as far afield as Mexico and Peru.

It was the biggest earthquake in Costa Rica since a 7.6 quake in 1991 left 47 dead. More recently, 40 people died in a 6.1 magnitude quake in January 2009.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/05/us-costarica-quake-idUSBRE8840XK20120905

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Laura Chinchilla  was born on March 28th, 1959 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Chinchilla

March 28th, 1959

3 + 28 = 31 = her core number = Rising to the challenge.

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March 28th, 1959

March 28th

3 + 28 +2+0+1+2 = 36 = her personal year (from March 28th, 2012 to March 27th, 2013) = Overwhelmed.  Buildings flattened.  Having her work cut out for her.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = her personal month (from August 28th, 2012 to September 27th, 2012) = Assessing the situation.  Evaluating the situation.  Stay tuned for updates.  It is what it is.

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PHOTO: This NOAA satellite image taken August 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM EDT shows a swirl of clouds in the Gulf of Mexico associated with Tropical Storm Isaac as it moves toward the central Gulf Coast.

August 27, 2012

Anxiety is high in New Orleans as the city braces for Tropical Storm Isaac exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina, but officials believe the city will be spared the brunt of the storm.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Craig Fugate urged storm watchers to focus on other areas that face the prospect of more damage, like Alabama and Mississippi, instead of New Orleans.

“I know that Katrina is first and foremost on everybody’s mind because the anniversary is coming up… but I think people need to understand this is not a New Orleans storm. This is a Gulf Coast storm,” Fugate said.

Fugate said he was confident that New Orleans is prepared for Isaac with numerous safety precautions in place and improved levees after a multi-billion dollar effort to rebuild and strengthen the system post-Katrina.

“It’s a much more robust system than what it was when Katrina came ashore,” he said.

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, a flawed levee system failed, causing flooding that caused mass devastation. About 1,800 people were killed and 80 percent of the city was destroyed.

“I feel the anxiety,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a news conference on Sunday. “All of us, you can kind of feel it and you think, ‘Oh my goodness. Could this possibly happen again?’ The answer is, of course it can. Is it likely that it’s going to happen again? Who knows? That’s not the point. It’s absolutely true that we are better prepared.”

“All pumps are operational,” he said of the levees. “We are well prepared to go.”

New Orleans has not put mandatory evacuations in place, but some surrounding parishes have urged people to leave. About 53,000 residents of St. Charles Parish outside of New Orleans were told to leave before the storm.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in the state, and Landrieu said that “now is the time” for residents to prepare for the storm. He urged people to pick up medicine prescriptions, batteries and bottled water. He said residents should clear gutters and storm drains, move cars to designated areas of higher land and board up windows.

“The timing of this storm coming on–as fate would have it, the anniversary of Katrina–has everyone in a [heightened] sense of alertness and that is a good thing,” Landrieu said. “It’s important to be on high alert. It’s also important to just stay prepared because of the uncertainty of this storm.”

The storm is expected to cross New Orleans late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.

Landrieu stressed that the airport, Superdome and convention center in New Orleans would not serve as emergency shelters like they did during Hurricane Katrina.

The Gulf Coast has not been hit since 2008 when hurricanes Dolly, Ike and Gustav all struck.

“We are much, much better prepared structurally than we were before and I do think that we have been through a number of other very difficult instances so I think the citizens are much more prepared and much more sophisticated,” Landrieu siad. “But, at the end of the day, what it has to equal is when the sound goes off everybody has to know where they’re going and what they’re doing and this time we’re much better at knowing what that is.”

“The best part of wisdom is to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best,” Landrieu said.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/orleans-confident-face-tropical-storm-isaac/story?id=17086301#.UDzKitZlQWc

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Mitch Landrieu was born on August 16th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Landrieu

August 16th, 1960

8 + 16 +1+9+6+0 = 40 = his life lesson = Help!  Public servant.  Public service.

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August 16th, 1960

August 16th

8 + 16 +2+0+1+2 = 29 = his personal year (from August 16th, 2012 to August 15th, 2013) = Coordination.  Cooperation.  Teamwork.  Barack Obama.

29 year + 8 (August) = 37 = his personal month (from August 16th, 2012 to September 15th, 2012) = Heartfelt.  Waves.  Storm surge.

37 month + 27 (27th of the month on Monday August 27th, 2012) = 64 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Monday August 27th, 2012 until his time of birth on Tuesday August 28th, 2012) = This sucks.

Ten of Swords Tarot card

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Singapore National Day 2012, the 47th birthday of Singapore, falls on Thursday, 9 August 2012. Yearly celebration theme for the national day is “Loving Singapore, Our Home“.

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Past Singapore National Day Theme

  • 46th birthday of Singapore falls on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, with theme “Majulah! The Singapore Spirit”
  • 45th birthday of Singapore falls on Monday, 9 August 2010, with theme “Live Our Dreams, Fly Our Flag”

Singapore National Day Parade

One of the most important aspect of this holiday is the National Day Parade.

The National Day Parade is a national ceremony in Singapore that, as its name implies, includes a parade on Singapore’s national day on August 9, in commemoration of Singapore’s independence.

The first Singapore National Day Parade, which was on 9 August 1966, started in the morning at 9am. People came as early as 7am. Singapore’s first President, Mr Yusof bin Ishak and Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, were seated with members of the government at the grandstand on the steps of City Hall.

Over the years, the Parade has become the biggest national event in Singapore. What is perhaps most memorable at each celebration is the fireworks display marking the climax of the parade; the sky would be bursting with the wonderful colors of the visual vista, dazzling it as well as the hearts of fellow Singaporeans. On this very special occasion, most Singaporeans would be decked out in patriotic colours – namely, red and white.

Due to the enormous popularity and support from the people, in 2003 Singapore government set up the e-balloting ticketing system. Such ticketing system enables citizens to stand a chance at winning the tickets(free of charge) by registering their e-mail addresses or mobile numbers at the NDP website or phonelines.

While it is very unlikely for visitors to ever get hold of the Parade ticket, you can always join the local and tourist crowds at the Waterfront (near Esplanade) to enjoy the show and beautiful fireworks.

Some hotels (e.g. One Fullerton) also have rooms well positioned to view the fireworks display.

History background of Singapore National Day

For those interested with a bit of history, Singapore wasn’t actually keen of the independence. It was after bloody racial clash that force Malaysia parliament to expel Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia.

“On that day, a tearful Lee Kuan Yew announced that Singapore was a sovereign, independent nation and assumed the role of prime minister of the new nation. His speech included this quote: “For me, it is a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I have believed in merger and unity of the two territories.” Hence, Singapore became the only country in the history of the modern world to gain independence against its own will.”

That is probably the reason Singapore call this day as National Day instead of Independence Day. There is a feeling of bitter-taste with their separation from Malaysia, but which they use to motivate to push them to propel far ahead of the rest of South East Asian countries.

from:  http://sgholiday.com/calendar/singapore-national-day/

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Thursday August 9th, 2012

August 9th, 2012

8 + 9 +2+0+1+2 = 22 life lesson = Getting lucky.

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22 + 8 (August) = 30 month = Thank God.

Four of Wands Tarot card

30 + 9 (9th of the month) = 39 day = Romance.

39 + 1 (1st hour) = 40 hour = Doing your part.

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May 25, 2012, 12:22 p.m.

British actress Keira Knightley, star of the upcoming film “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” is now engaged to James Righton of the rock band Klaxons, her publicist comfirmed Friday.

Publicist Sara Keene said Knightley and Righton were not releasing details of the proposal and had no comment on wedding plans, according to the AP.

No official representative for the legions of Knightley’s distraught male fans and would-be suitors was immediately available for comment, though many admirers expressed their disappointment on Twitter.

Upon learning of the news, Twitter user @oh_its_chris wrote, “I better take my engagement ring back to the shop then,” and user @williamadkins_ wrote, “Keira Knightley is engaged? Damn, thought I had a chance.” But @ianbetteridge put it most succinctly: “NOOOOOOOOO!”

@Endless_Blue called Righton a “lucky bastard,” though @ChrisRijanto thought the British keyboard player was more accurately a “lucky dude.”

Actor and filmmaker Zach Braff was in tune with the sentiment and tweeted: “Keira Knightley engaged. [Men] around the globe expected to hold a moment of silence” — except instead of using the word “men,” he referred to, ahem, a part of the male anatomy. (Nice use of synecdoche, Zach.)

Female Knightley fans on Twitter, meanwhile, tended to offer their congratulations to the happy couple. Go figure.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-keira-knightley-engaged-james-righton-20120525,0,3505069.story

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James Righton was born on August 25th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Righton

August 25th, 1983

8 + 25 +1+9+8+3 = 54 = his life lesson = Keyboardist.

Page of Swords Tarot card

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August 25th, 1983

August 25th

8 + 25 +2+0+1+1 = 37 = his personal year (from August 25th, 2011 to August 24th, 2012) = Heartfelt.  Putting his heart into it.

King of Cups Tarot card

37 year + 5 (May) = 42 = his personal month (from May 25th, 2012 to June 24th, 2012) = Love.  Relationships.  Couple.  Twosome.

Two of Cups Tarot card

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Benjamin Netanyahu

May 7, 2012        10:44 PM CT

Israeli opposition party Kadima agreed early today to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition in a surprise announcement that nullifies plans to hold national elections in September.

“Kadima is joining and early elections are canceled,” ruling Likud party spokeswoman Noga Katz said by telephone. Elections will take place in October or November 2013 as originally scheduled, she said. Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz, a former defense minister and chief of staff, will become vice prime minister and minister without portfolio, she said.

The move increases the coalition’s seats in the 120-member Knesset to 94, according to the parliamentary website, amid growing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, a slowing economy and stalled Palestinian peace talks. Mofaz has said Israel should focus less attention on Iran and more on negotiations with the Palestinians as well as socio-economic issues.

“Netanyahu will have to show flexibility on Iran to acknowledge Kadima’s stake in the new coalition government and make it work,” said In Nam Sik, an associate professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Affairs at South Korea’s state-run National Diplomatic Academy.

The agreement came after the Knesset gave preliminary approval for early elections yesterday. While Netanyahu was favored to win, he would still need coalition partners, according to polls published in the last few days. Likud would have won 31 seats compared with the 27 it holds now, according to a survey published in the Maariv newspaper on May 3.

Former Defense Chief

Mofaz, 63, was born in Iran and immigrated with his family to Israel in 1957. In 1998 he become the military chief of staff and in 2002 was appointed defense minister in the Likud-led government of then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

As defense minister, Mofaz oversaw the withdrawal of all troops and Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip in 2005, an operation that drew criticism from many in the Likud party. Mofaz quit Likud with Sharon later that year to establish Kadima.

The alliance with Mofaz has the potential to remake Israeli domestic politics, reducing the disproportionate influence of smaller religious parties, said David Makovsky, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Studies. At the same time, it will likely ensure that Israel’s leading proponent of an attack on Iran, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, will remain in office, he said.

“It’s a stunning move,” Makovsky said in a telephone interview. “It’s a new world.”

from:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-08/kadima-to-join-netanyahu-coalition-early-poll-cancelled.html

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Benjamin Netanyahu was born on October 21st, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu

October 21st, 1949

October 21st

10 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from October 21st, 2011 to October 20th, 2012) = Perseverance.  Hanging in there.  Defending himself.  The long haul.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = his personal month (from August 21st, 2012 to September 20th, 2012) = Congratulations.  Celebrating.  Fun times.

Three of Cups Tarot card

43 month + 4 (4th of the month on Tuesday September 4th, 2012) = 47 = his personal day = What the future holds for him.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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